Recent Water Damage Posts

SERVPRO of Lodi - IICRC Certified

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

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.

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.

Every Minute Counts

6/5/2019 (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 a 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

Importance of Insurance

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

We make sure that we have car insurance, health insurance, and sometimes we have health insurance for our pets too! It's also important to have insurance for our homes, whether it be a homeowners or renters insurance policy.

A survey conducted by the Insurance Information Institute in 2014 stated that although 95% of homeowners had homeowners insurance, only 37% of renters had an insurance policy. Renters insurance is very important and policies usually cover personal contents such as furniture and jewelry in the event of a fire, water damage, or due to theft. The cost of renters insurance is also very affordable, generally at less than $20/month. It can also help cover the cost of living expenses while your residence is being restored.

Take care to also be informed of what your policy includes. For example, earthquakes and flooding from outside water are rarely included and would be a separate policy.

If you don't have insurance, the costs can be excessive. At SERVPRO of Lodi offer competitive pricing and will do our best to work with your budget.

ANSI/IICRC Standards For Water Damage

6/4/2019 (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 we at SERVPRO of Lodi follow.

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.

There are 3 categories of water and 4 classifications of water damage. 

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. 

Flooded home in Lodi

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

A broken toilet supply line caused water damage throughout the home including the garage

A home can flood at any time, although most flooding occurs when a pipe inside your home leaks.. There are a number of reasons why your Lodi home could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer  pipe 

  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

  • Storm sewer backup

  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

  • There are many more...

    The flooding in this Lodi home was caused by a broken pipe.  The insured's had left for a few days and returned home to find their home flooded

    We were onsite within an hour, to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process. After installing high tech drying equipment, we then used advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine when the  structure was actually dry. 

    If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

    We are Flooded Home Specialists:

  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

  • We bill the insurance directly – One less thing for you to worry about

  • Our technicians are highly-trained in water restoration techniques

  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

  • We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment

    Have Questions? Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help - 209-368-6119

SERVPRO of Lodi Supports The Salvation Army

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lodi's Marketing Manager, Paul Anderson recently spent the afternoon ringing the bell and raising money for the local Salvation Army. "SERVPRO of Lodi is active in the Lodi Salvation Army" Paul said, "we are currently on the board in the public relations department" 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!

Flooded Home in Lodi CA

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

A broken toilet supply line caused water damage throughout the home including the garage

A home can flood at any time, although most flooding occurs when a pipe inside your home leaks.. There are a number of reasons why your Lodi home could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer  pipe 

  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

  • Storm sewer backup

  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

  • And many more

    The flooding in this Lodi home was caused by a broken pipe.  The insured's had left for a few days and returned home to find their home flooded

    We were onsite within an hour, to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process. After installing high tech drying equipment, we then used advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine when the  structure was actually dry. 

    If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

    We are Flooded Home Specialists:

  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

  • We bill the insurance directly – One less thing for you to worry about

  • Our technicians are highly-trained in water restoration techniques

  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

  • We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment

    Have Questions? Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help - 209-368-6119

SERVPRO of LODI Supports the Local Salvation Army

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Ringing the bell at Christmas Time!

SERVPRO of Lodi's Marketing Manager, Paul Anderson recently spent the afternoon ringing the bell and raising money for the local Salvation Army. "SERVPRO of Lodi is very active in the Lodi Salvation Army" Paul said, "we are currently on the board in the public relations department" 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!