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Fire Preparedness, Every Second Counts

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Fire experts agree, people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out.* In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year. Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan.

Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.

Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.

Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home with special considerations for elderly or disabled individuals.

SERVPRO of Lodi is ready at a moments notice to help get you and your home back to its preloss condition. We're available 24/7/365 at 209-368-6119

Temporary Power Outages

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Be prepared for a power outage by keeping necessary items centrally located in your home. Take the time to ensure that everyone in your family is aware of the "kit." Periodically check your kit to see that batteries operate properly. The following is a list of items that are suggested to keep on hand:

1.  Flashlights for each family member

2.  Battery-operated radio and clock

3.  Extra batteries

4.  Containers of bottled water

5.  Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated food, powdered milk, baby supplies for infants

6.  Non-electric can opener

7.  List of important phone numbers

8.  First-aid kit

Following a heatwave, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils. The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand.

•Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.

•Choose foods your family will eat.

•Remember any special dietary needs.

•Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.

•Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.

•Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener

•Protein or fruit bars

•Dry cereal or granola

•Peanut butter

•Dried fruit

•Nuts

•Crackers

•Canned juices

•Non-perishable pasteurized milk

•High energy foods

•Vitamins

•Food for infants

•Comfort/stress foods

These and many other helpful tips are available at ready.gov

SERVPRO of Lodi - IICRC Specialists

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 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 Amador/Calaveras Counties 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 Amador/Calaveras Counties is here to professionally ensure that the job is completed correctly.

A Long Winter and Bizarre Weather!!!

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties: 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 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, 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 SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties 29-912-9205

Constant Rain - Leaky Roofs!!!

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

With the relentless series of storms we've seen since last December, SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties has seen a marked increase in water damage from roof leaks. Roof leaks can be a challenge to deal with! A roof leak generally 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 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 it's 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 - Satisfied Commercial Customer Review

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

I would go 10 Stars..... honestly!  About a month ago I called in to have them come out because we had a small over flow in our master bathroom.  My spouse and I cleaned it up and dried it ourselves but I wanted to make sure we got it good enough to prevent mold.  Perry came out and confirmed we did great work and there were zero concerns with potential mold.  I got an estimate for future carpet cleaning and knew this was my go to company for anything they do.

..... well ..... the past Saturday I came home and opened our garage door to water dripping from the bottom of it and flowing from our laundry room door.  My spouse was home and our water out hose disconnected from the washer and went everywhere.  I was so mind blown I didn't even know where to start so I went straight to our breaker box and killed everything while my mind kept racing.  Honestly, I couldn't remember the name of the company that came last month but I remembered Perry so I searched yelp again looking for the highest ranked business in the area and called.  When the call was answered they asked how they can help and I literally asked " do you have a Perry with this company "?  She said yes but he is unavailable at the moment can we get the next available tech to help?  I said yes please as long as I know I'm with the right company I need someone out here as soon as possible...

About 15-20 minutes went by which allowed me to remove both the washer and dryer out.  I also cleared all the furniture away from the walls in two rooms and cleared out their closets.  Tom showed up, tested the radius of the water in the carpet, and got to work.  He was there for about 6 hours, came back after another job to provide a box to run everything so it wouldn't blow my breaker, and came back for inspection the next day.  After 2 days of following his instructions our home is finally back to where it needs to be.  I'm currently waiting for a phone call from Perry to wrap things up and schedule the full carpet cleaning.  

If you need work done please contact this company first.  Do it right... water damage can cause so much damage if it's not corrected the right way the first time.  We have two young children and the last thing we would want is potential for mold.  Our youngest who is almost 2 was calling Tom uncle before he left the first night and every time he came back.  She's is pretty good judge of "energy" so for Tom he got 5 stars from her as well.  Tom if you get to see this thank you for your work.  I'm glad you took me up on the Gatorade offers and enjoyed the music I was playing for you.

Insurance Agent - Mike Foxx

If water damage, from the smallest overflow from a toilet to full house flood from a pipe burst, threatens your home or office call us at (209) 368-6119.  We are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual.  We are a family owned business and know that each job is not simply a job, but is someone allowing us to come into their lives during a very stressful event.  Our ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you.

SERVPRO of Lodi - Commercial Services

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

7/6/2018

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: http://www.SERVPROlodi.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Commercial Building Emergency Preparedness

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

If your commercial building were to suffer a water damage from a burst water main, would you and your employees be prepared?

Make a Plan!

First ask yourself some "what if?" scenarios. Would your employees know what to do? How will you ensure their safety? Once you ask yourself these questions, put them together and create an emergency plan for your business. The plan should include safety for everyone, a set of procedures to follow, and how to carry on with business to avoid a disruption in cash flow.

Here is a list of important things to include in your plan:

  • an emergency contact list (accessible from off-site)
  • emergency procedures
  • emergency staffing instructions
  • vendor lists and contact info
  • data backup plans and other resources to support business operations in case you have to temporarily or permanently relocate your business operations.

Commercial Fire Cleaning

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lodi was called out 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 downtime.

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 of Lodi Supports our Local Salvation Army

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Every year over 25,000 volunteers with red kettles ring bells in front of retail stores to help raise money for the Salvation Army relief efforts.

The Lodi Salvation Army is heavily involved in the community providing year round services and programs to low income families, children and the homeless. They offer overnight shelter and meals to families in time of need and provide disaster relief in times of tragedy.

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London England and gained prominence in the United States after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

SERVPRO of Lodi happily supports the Lodi Salvation Army and their generous volunteers!

Call SERVPRO of Lodi 24/7 209-368-6119 We are your restoration specialist.