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What is the acronym WEA?

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government- alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service. 

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. WEA alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harms way, without need to download app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share: 

  • Extreme weather warnings
  • Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action. 
  • AMBER Alerts
  • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency

WEA will look like a text message will typically show the type and time of the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. 

Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, includng how to determine if your mobile device is WEA-capable. 

SERVPRO of Lodi - IICRC Certified

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Lodi - IICRC Certified 2019 IICRC Certification

SERVPRO of Lodi is a proud  member of the IICRC: Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration. 

The IICRC has a specific set of standards for water, fire, smoke, mold, trauma cleanup, remediation of drugs, and upholstery cleaning.

The IICRC is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), further ensuring that standards are being followed on a national level.

Here at SERVPRO of Lodi we value the training and knowledge that the IICRC provides. We are proud to send our employees to classes where the curriculum is taught so that they can become certified. This certification is a guarantee that every time a job is performed, from the smallest water loss to the largest water loss, SERVPRO of Lodi is here to professionally ensure that the job is completed correctly.

Is Your Business "Emergency Ready"?

6/5/2019 (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 shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin.

Commercial Property Damage

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Lodi's commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and quick response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Lodi

SERVPRO of Lodi specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

A Long Winter and Bizarre Weather

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

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 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 209-368-6119

Water Damage Comes From Many Places

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Burst pipe? Toilet supply line leak? Washing machine overflow? How about forgetting to turn the sink off?

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.

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. 

Call SERVPRO of Lodi when you experience a water damage.

The Pros of Duct Cleaning

6/5/2019 (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 all of your commercial duct cleaning needs - Call SERVPRO of Lodi Today 209-368-6119

Mold Safety Tips

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, your first reaction may be to try and clean it up yourself. However it is important to not disturb the mold as you can inadvertently spread the mold spores 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 away from affected areas and try to isolate and contain the area if possible.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Lodi for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t 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 Us Today 209-368-6119

When Contents Are Affected By Mold

6/5/2019 (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.

Why SERVPRO? For mold issues or concerns, call SERVPRO of Lodi! 209-368-6119 we are available 24/7

Fire Restoration - Leave It To The Professionals

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

A 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, as long as you don’t attempt DIY fire damage repair.

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. Many DIY homeowners will attempt to clear, clean, and repair the rooms where the damage occurred, but by doing so, they nearly always assume that other rooms of the home haven’t been affected.

Water damage from firefighting efforts won’t simply remain in one area; instead, the moisture from stagnant water or damp quarters could affect other parts of the house. If this isn’t handled immediately, it could lead to long-term damage.

The smoke from fires can infiltrate all areas of the home, and it’s tough to remove. There are many different types of smoke, and each one needs to be treated with certain chemicals for proper and permanent odor removal.

These chemicals will need to be handled with care, preferably by professionals who understand their dangers. SERVPRO of Lodi's technicians offer home inspections, damage assessment, and fire restoration services that are individualized to each home’s condition. They have the training and equipment needed to determine the extent of the damage.

Trust your professional fire restoration technicians to take care of your home. With 24/7 service, SERVPRO of Lodi will repair and restore your home as soon as you call them. For more information, call (209) 368-6119, and stay updated on social media by liking them on Facebook.