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SERVPRO of Lodi Cleans Commercial Fires

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Lodi Cleans Commercial Fires This jewelry store suffered medium smoke damage and odor after the building net door caught fire.

SERVPRO of Lodi was called out recently to clean a jewelry store in Jackson, CA that had smoke damage due to a fire in the building next door. Quickly on site we were able to deodorize the building and start the cleaning process, thus eliminating loss of business down time.

Available 24/7/365 SERVPRO of Lodi has the staff and expertise needed to return your commercial building to its pre loss condition quickly and efficiently. Our certified cleaning technicians have the great responsibility of taking care of your business and they take their responsibility seriously!

Call SERVPRO of Lodi at 209-368-6119 and we'll be happy to review your fire, smoke, water, mold issue and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Services

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lodi provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in San Joaquin County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your  commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Flood Damage Rio Vista, California

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Rio Vista, California This past winter the San Joaquin Delta area experienced flooding that they hadn't seen in over 30 years. SERVPRO of Lodi helped dry out this customer

SERVPRO of Lodi provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7/365 209-368-6119

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Containment of Mold is Important

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Containment of Mold is Important Mold containment

Every construction project, no matter how large or small, will create a cleaning project. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep post construction cleaning to a minimum, all of which SERVPRO of Lodi can provide. We work with numerous local remodeling contractors to be sure your home is kept clean and dust free throughout the rebuilding process.

Pre-construction site protection certainly has some financial benefits.  It will reduce required labor, prevent incidental damage to unprotected areas, and shorten project lifetime. Containment also has some safety benefits – it creates a safety barrier to keep non-construction people away from the work area and it will help prevent the spread of airborne particles/construction dust, some of which may be toxic and difficult to clean completely.

Overtime these particles settle over surfaces and belongings, traveling through HVAC systems and permeating throughout the home. It is possible to suffer from post construction dust for months or even years, especially if the HVAC system has not been properly sealed or cleaned. This can negatively affect the occupants, chiefly those with compromised immune systems or those sensitive to allergens.

Our IICRC certified team creates a site protection plan in accordance to each customer’s unique needs. Construction and site protection can at times be obstructive to those who choose to occupy the home throughout the project. However, our team strives to design contaminate shields that won’t compromise the occupants’ use of the home. By utilizing our vast range of materials to protect HVAC systems, carpeting, walls, ceilings, and everything in between, SERVPRO of Lodi can save you time, money and headaches.

Water Damage Can Occur Anywhere

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Can Occur Anywhere Ooops .... Doing dishes and forgetting to pull the drain plug WHILE the water is running can lead to some rather wet consequences!

When your Lodi, CA home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need SERVPRO of Lodi, the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Lodi uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible.     

From thermal imaging cameras to penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters, our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

Simply forgetting to unplug the sink can cause an overflow that will cause damage to your home, and in this case a motorhome!

SERVPRO of Lodi was called in to dry out the motorhome while the owners continued to stay in the unit The owner was thrilled that we were able to quickly and completely restore their property. 

Call SERVPRO of Lodi when you experience a water damage 209-368-6119

Does Your Home or Business Have a Mold Problem ?

6/9/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Lodi can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today  209-368-6119 

Rain, Rain Go Away !

6/9/2018 (Permalink)

With the relentless series of storms we've seen since last December, SERVPRO of Lodi has seen a marked increase in water damage from roof leaks. Roof leaks can be a challenge to deal with! A roof leak only happens at the worst possible time, typically during the peak of a heavy rain/windstorm.

Roofs will leak for a number of reasons, including shoddy construction, holes made by animals, missing shingles thanks to intense wind and rain, problems with plumbing vents, damaged flashing and clogged and overflowing gutters. Consider the age of the roof, too. It may be so old and worn that it’s time for a proper replacement. Additionally, skylights and chimneys traditionally leak because they’re essentially sealed holes in the roof! There's a joke, there's 2 types of skylights, those that leak and those that will....

Typically you’ll see staining on a wall or ceiling that will give you an idea you have a leak coming from somewhere. In extreme cases SERVPRO of Lodi has been called out when the ceiling has already come crashing down. The insulation in attics is very absorbent and can hold quite a bit of water; a slow leak can take weeks sometimes to reveal itself, usually with a loud crash and ceiling drywall and insulation covering everything in the house!

The best time to trace where the leak is coming from is to examine its trail as best you can when it’s raining outside. SERVPRO of Lodi has the tools to help track the leak to its source. Once it's found a roofer can come by and either temporarily tarp the roof or get it repaired if the rains stopped!

It is the Water You DON'T See That Will Cause the Most Damage

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

The key to avoiding a costly restoration is to eliminate water issues before they become a threat.  Time and timeliness matters.  A simple fix that goes unattended may progress to an out of control problem that could result in tens of thousands of dollars of losses to your home or business or even create hazards.  

SERVPRO of Lodi professionals have the training, experience and equipment to mitigate any water situation.  If water issues go on for too long particularly inside of walls, secondary damages can become problem if mold has begun to grow.  

Take care of small leaks as soon as detected.

Call our SERVPRO team to rapidly dry & disinfect your structure.

Warped wet wood floors?  We have a remedy for that!

Mold is a health hazard - Our SERVPRO teams are highly trained in removal

Residual odors?  We have various ways of removing odors created by a variety of sources.

Allow SERVPRO of Lodi to help with your water situation.  

Call us today at 209-368-6119

Mold and Your Personal Contents

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

If mold has affected a sizable spot of your home it is critical to have it professionally remediated.  But what do you do when mold affects other things - the contents and furnishings such as toys, contents, playthings, blankets, bedding, books and clothing? We see an increase in mold issues after heavy Spring rains such as those we had this year in LODI.  

Here are our common sense suggestions:

Bath Toys - often fill with trapped water, mold breeding ground.  DISCARD.

Bedding/Blankets/Clothing - Fibers are food for mold and generally even laundering at sterilize settings may not remove the odor.  DISCARD & REPLACE.

Books - Paper and glue are food for mold.  DISCARD.

Plush Toys - DISCARD.

Hard Surface Plastic and Wood Contents- can sometimes be cleaned.

What if it is a special item, though recommended for discard?  Ask us - we will advise if there is a chance it can be restored in any way.  We understand some items have sentimental value but they may no longer be suitable for use.  

We recommend that an independent assessment be completed when you have visible mold in your home over 10 SF.  They will report which specific items must be discarded when we come in to remediate your mold.

For mold issues or concerns, call SERVPRO of Lodi! 209-368-6119 

Your Smoke Alarm is Talking to you !

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

For the past 3 weeks as I've stood in my front yard of my home I've heard an annoying chirp of one of my neighbors smoke alarms letting them (and me!) know that the batteries are low. While we joke that the alarm battery usually runs down at 3:00 AM, there is a reason behind the madness!

Smoke alarms play a vital role in saving lives, and when properly installed, can reduce the risk of fire injury in half. The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house. Business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall to ensure specific building fire codes and smoke detector requirements are met. 

Smoke alarms work best when paired with a fire escape plan. A plan allows your family, employees or clients to escape quickly and safely in an emergency situation. 

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of the home, including the basement. 
  • Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance. 
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button. 
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm "chirps", the battery is low and should be replaces right away. 
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.