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Leave it to the Professionals for Fire Damage!

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Why You Should Hire Professionals for Fire Restoration - Lodi, California

Fires or any disaster strikes when we least expect it, but all is not lost. With comprehensive fire restoration services, you can return to your usual life quickly and easily.

SERVPRO of Lodi, California is a fire and water cleanup and restoration company based in Lodi, CA. Since 1971, the experienced technicians have assisted homeowners throughout the area with essential fire restoration services to make the effects of disasters a thing of the past.

Any type of restoration services can be costly. While the thought might make you want to open up Google and search for a crafty remedy to your problems, this could actually make your home an even more dangerous, uninhabitable place to live. 

SERVPRO of Lodi will repair and restore your home, getting your home back to preloss condition, Available 24/7 (209) 368-6119

A Long Winter With Bizarre Weather

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lodi: Water Damage Specialists

2019 has brought some bizarre weather and record breaking amounts of snow. With so much snow in the mountains that eventually will thaw and melt, flooding is imminent. SERVPRO of Lodi specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm/flood condition. During these crazy winter months of 2019 we're ready to help you with your emergency water damage challenges.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Lodi,CA, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,800 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7 209-368-6119

We Are the Cleaning Experts

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help!!

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts – SERVPRO of Lodi 209-368-6119

Why SERVPRO for Mold

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of LODI for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of LODI specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Lodi 209-368-6119

Standards For Water Damage - ANSI / IICRC

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) set a standard and reference guide for water damage restoration that SERVPRO of Lodi follows.

This guide, known as the S500, provides a specific set of practical standards for water damage restoration. It is based on reliable restoration principles, research and practical experience.

The 3 Basic Categories of Water:

Category 1 originates from a sanitary source and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it comes into contact with other surfaces or materials.

Category 2 contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3 is grossly contaminated and may contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances.

Time and temperature can also affect the quality of water, thereby changing its category.

*Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions.

The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage:

Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture.  Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.

Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad).  Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches.  There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.

Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  Water may have come from overhead.  Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and subfloor in virtually all of the entire area are saturated.

Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations.  Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone).  Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity.  These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.

*Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions. 

  SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7 209-368-6119

Air Duct Cleaning Professionals

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

While your commercial business is focused on providing a service, it’s easy to forget the services you need as well. One thing you should always put first is making sure that your employees are breathing clean air and are operating in a safe work environment. Chemicals, pollen, construction debris and dust can easily be transferred from the exterior of a building to interior through the air duct system. Here are a few advantages to having your building’s HVAC system professionally cleaned by a SERVPRO of LODI professional:

  • Allergies & Dust - Having your commercial business’s air ducts cleaned by SERVPRO of LODI can help fight allergies because pollen and dust particles will be removed in the process and the affected area will become sanitized and more conducive to a safe work environment.
  • Efficiency - Years of dust, hair, pests, and other pollutants in ductwork will hinder an HVAC system’s airflow. A proper cleaning will help remove the buildup and promote the proper airflow needed to run the system at peak efficiency.
  • Eliminate Odor - The professional technicians at SERVPRO of LODI use their specialized chemicals to break down the molecular bonds that create troublesome odors. This helps to improve the overall air quality within the entire building and reduces the chances of your employees feeling uncomfortable from strange and unsettling odors that may linger in the air.
  • For commercial duct cleaning  - Call SERVPRO of Lodi 209-368-6119

Is Your Business, "Emergency Ready?"

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

If you own a business and suddenly have a water or fire damage, would you and your employees be prepared?

SERVPRO of Lodi offers the ERP: Emergency Ready Profile, a useful tool that can help prepare your business for anything that may happen. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any existing emergency preparedness plan. Rather than simply reacting to a disaster, businesses can be proactive by establishing a relationship with a restoration company. SERVPRO of Lodi is a leader in fire and water damage response and can help you get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile offers the following:

A free assessment of your facilities emergency preparedness.

Secure information in one location that will help you get back into your building following a disaster.

Facility details such as, pictures with shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin.

Be prepared by calling SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7 209-368-6119

Constant Rain Equals Leaky Roofs!

6/13/2022 (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 are a challenge! A roof leak generally happens at the worst possible time, typically during the peak of a heavy rain or 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 phrase: there's 2 types of skylights, those that leak and those that will....

Typically you’ll see a stain on a wall or ceiling that’ll 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 sometimes take weeks 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!

SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7 209-368-6119

Why SERVPRO of Lodi for Construction Protection

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

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 and best of all money.

SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7 209-368-6119

Why SERVPRO for Fire Protection

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

There are numerous causes of fires in homes and businesses. Depending on what materials burn, this can produce different types of smoke and soot.

Below is a list of the types of smoke and soot and their characteristics:

Wet Smoke – Caused by burning plastics and synthetic materials; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.

Dry Smoke – Caused by burning paper and wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues.

Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs. Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

What to do after a fire:

  • Keep hands clean and wear gloves so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas to avoid spreading soot.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open to avoid odor from rotting food.
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants gently on both sides of leaves.

What NOT to do after a fire:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of Lodi.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may result in permanent damage.

SERVPRO of Lodi 209-368-6119 available 24/7 - Here to Help