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How Does Water Mitigation Help after a Ceiling Leak in a Newark Home?

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Manage Water Damage Concerns in Newark

If your home in Newark has water spots on the ceiling or other exposed places, it becomes necessary to correct this threat as quickly as possible. It is essential to remove water damage upon discovery. Most building materials have a high porosity rating. This rate indicates a fast water absorption into the material, degradation begins more rapidly. This water damage can enable the migration of the moisture to other areas that are more difficult to dry. Getting rid of excess water, our SERVPRO WRT water and damage restoration technicians can use several different tools. The specific instrument used will depend on how serious the situation is. These tools can include:

- Submersible pumps

- Self-priming trash pumps for major floods

- Wet vacuums with various wands for extraction

- Portable pumps

Are There Special Tools for Removing Trapped Water in Newark Ceilings?  

The largest majority of the process for monitoring moisture are the tools used by our SERVPRO team. We use drying instruments and tool placement like dehumidifiers and air movers. Thermal imagery can uncover damp areas in wall and ceiling voids requiring some of the devices utilized. Trapped moisture in installed materials can be dried using centrifugal air movers, positive pressure systems, and systems for drying air mats for hardwood flooring.

Our expert SERVPRO techs understand the many facets of water removal services for Newark properties, including water damage caused by

  • Ceiling leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Basement flooding cleanup

SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont can help our neighbors with 24/7 response to a water damaging event in Newark. Contact us at (510) 737-8793.

Flash Flooding Can Cause Flood Damage to Newark Homes

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

water damage in a basement Storms can come on quick with no notice, call SERVPRO of Newark, South Fremont today.

Mitigating flood damage in Newark is what SERVPRO does best

Flash flooding from storms can happen rapidly. It leaves lower levels and basements contaminated with black water. You can wind up with a foot or more of water in your home. While you cannot predict the weather, you can predict your reaction if flash flooding occurs. 

What Are the First Steps When a Home is Flood Damaged?

Getting you and your family to safety is the first priority. When that is taken care of, calling in professional flood damage services in Newark should be next on the list. Our team of water mitigation pros strive to restore your home to preloss condition. Often emergency services for water damage are needed immediately. This process can involve:

  • Quick water extraction and mucking out debris if needed
  • Protecting content from extended damage
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing exposed surfaces
  • Drying out the residence 
  • Using controlled demolition if required

When our trained technicians get to things like leaking roofs from storms and basement flooding cleanup immediately, it can reduce your losses. We do everything possible to restore your residence. This can include procedures such as tearing out damaged structural components and reconstructing where needed. Flash flooding can be scary, but our Green Team is available 24/7. For more information on how we can help, contact SERVPRO of Newark, South Fremont at (510) 737-8793.

Can Mold Be Removed from Water Coolers in a Newark Lunchroom?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Water cooler in an office A water cooler may not come to mind first when it comes to water or mold damage in your business. It is definitely a possibility, call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation to Newark businesses

Water coolers can slowly leak, which means moisture can seep into the flooring. Spills occur, and if they are not cleaned up quickly, they can impact floors and walls. This creates the perfect environment for mold to develop. 

SERVPRO Techs are Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT)

When your business needs mold remediation in Newark, you want a company that is well trained and has the needed experience. We can provide the necessary mitigation to restore your lunchroom. Black mold spreads rapidly and can ruin the employee's lunchroom and content. To prevent the mold from spreading and mitigate the existing growth, our mold specialists use proprietary techniques. The cleanup can include:

  • Containment – Physical barriers, air scrubbers, and HEPA filters are used.
  • Mold Removal – Agitative action, soda blasting, and other cleaning methods. Disposal of porous material.
  • Dust Removal – Vacuums with HEPA filters remove settled dust and mold spores.
  • Drying – When the mold gets removed, and the area cleaned, the facility is dried.
  • Sanitizing EPA-registered antimicrobials and antifungals are used.
  • Sealants – Sealants are applied to certain surfaces.

We do everything within our power to reinstate your lunchroom as quickly as possible. For mold removal services, contact SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont at (510) 737-8793.

Fire Can Devastate Fremont Homes in a Matter of Minutes

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

A white Fremont road sign with a blue sky SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont cares deeply for our Fremont community, call us today with any fire issues you may have.

SERVPRO provides fire damage services to Fremont residents

It all began with the Mission San Jose in 1797 and the community that sprang up due to the mission work. Named after John C. Fremont, a famous general in California's early days, the city is rich in history. The Spanish founded the mission, and there were no English-speaking people until Jedediah Smith, a renowned explorer, and trapper, appeared in 1827. The community flourished and grew rapidly.

More Growth & The California Gold Rush

Fremont led a military expedition in 1846 through the town to map a trail that covered the area through the Mission Pass to the Pacific coast. When the California Gold Rush hit, the city expanded quite fast. Grape and olive fields and other agricultural ventures brought more economy into the region. The mission was ruined in 1906 by the San Francisco earthquake. The Palmdale Winery, which was the largest in the state at the time, was destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake.

San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

The earthquake hit on April 18 at 5:12 AM. The shaking was felt all the way from Eureka to the Salinas Valley. The earthquake caused catastrophic fires to break out, and it took several days to put them out. More than 80% of San Francisco was destroyed, and over 3,000 people died. Today, it is still known as one of the most devastating natural disasters in the United States. 

Fremont's Notable People

Many fascinating people have come out of the city of Fremont. From sports players to John Buttencourt Avila, who worked in the Niles district in the 1880s and is known as the father of the sweet potato industry, the residents have been colorful and interesting. They include:

  • Karen Chen – Olympic national figure skating champion
  • Tony Gemignani – Pizza Maker, World Champion
  • Steve Lewis – Olympic Gold Sprinter
  • James Wesley Rawes – Author
  • Pat Tillman – Football player
  • Kristi Yamaguchi – Olympic gold figure skater
  • Ryan Sinn – Musician

That is only the beginning of quite an extensive list of well-known people.

Great Places to Eat in Fremont

In a bustling city like Fremont, there are plenty of places to enjoy a good meal. There is something for everyone's taste and every budget. Delicious choices abound, and you can check out something new each week. Some of our favorites include:

  • Claim Jumper Restaurants
  • Country Way
  • Bronco Billy's Pizza Palace
  • Skillet'z Café
  • Le Moose Crepe Café
  • Fremont Afghan Kabob Restaurant

That list does not even begin to touch all the delectable meals you can enjoy in Fremont. There are parks, outdoor activities, and beautiful scenery just waiting to be enjoyed. 

SERVPRO is Proud to Be Provide Fire Damage & Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup Services

When a fire strikes, it can devastate a home. Raging fires can destroy homes entirely, but even small fires can do serious damage. Soot and smoke residue spread rapidly throughout the home. Immediate fire damage restoration is needed to prevent secondary damage. When our technicians come to fire damaged homes, they engage in house fire clean up that includes:

  • Smoke remediation
  • Disposal of unsalvageable content
  • Water extraction
  • Drying of the building
  • Fire restoration
  • Deodorization

Our technicians have the equipment, experience, and expertise to mitigate fire damage. We restore, rather than replace, whenever possible. Your life gets turned upside down when fire impacts your home. SERVPRO helps relieve the stress of dealing with the situation and helps you get back to normal. Contact SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont at (510) 737-8793 for more information.

What are Safety Protocols for a Wet Property?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on the floor of a room SERVPRO has the best strategies that your water damaged home needs, call us today.

After Water Intrusion, your Home is Vulnerable to Electrical Hazards. SERVPRO is a Responsible Water Restoration Firm in Newark

Water intrusion into an indoor environment causes significant safety concerns. Anybody entering a wet property should take extra care to wear protective equipment and avoid using electrical products. Exposed wiring in the home could cause a power outage or destroy power boards on electrical devices. 

When water damage strikes your Newark home, it is essential to maintain solid safety standards. SERVPRO technicians use a non-contact voltage meter to assess whether electrical currents are running through devices, wires, or bodies of water. Any drying equipment such as electric submersible pumps, air-movers, or dehumidifiers must be used in dry areas of the home or with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

  • Portable GFCIs allow technicians to convert regular plug sockets or power from generators into water-safe outlets. 
  • Sometimes several dehumidifiers and air movers are placed in one area. We use circuit analyzers to ensure that power boards are not overloaded.
  • Electrical devices exposed to water can be maintained at a dew point to avoid condensation damages. 

Water intrusion sites are hazardous. Contact SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont for water damage assistance at (510) 737-8793.

Are Carpets Savable after a House Fire?

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

A fire damaged room in a home. Call SERVPRO after your fire damage, let us help get your Fremont home to better than before.

SERVPRO in Fremont Has a Tiered Approach to Deal with Carpets Damaged by Fire

Carpets can vary in fibers, density, and material. Any of these variables can affect the cleaning methods used by technicians to restore items after a house fire. SERVPRO has five individual cleaning methods for carpets that are targeted from light soot damage to extensive soiling. 

One impact of fire damage in your Fremont home is the release of hot soot and ash. Once the building cools, these particles can settle onto fabrics and become lodged into fibers. The techniques we use to clean these textiles can be grouped into two distinct categories. Maintenance cleaning is generally for light soils. Restorative cleaning uses more aggressive methods and equipment intending to return heavily damaged carpets to a preloss condition. 

  • Maintenance cleaning involves bonnet cleaning using a rotary machine alongside pre-conditioning agents. 
  • Hot water extraction is another method of maintenance cleaning that can help to remove light soils from carpets. 
  • Rotary jet extractor is a piece of advanced equipment for heavily settled soot and soils that can return a carpet to its preloss condition under most circumstances.

Restore fittings to a pre-incident condition. Contact SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont for fire damage restoration at (510) 737-8793.

Is Emergency Drying Inefficient in Large Commercial Spaces?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water flooding an office building We know how important your business and employees are. Depend on SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont to get your business back up and running.

SERVPRO Has Industrial Drying Equipment Designed to Help Newark Businesses

A large amount of water in a commercial warehouse or other premises can be a nightmare for business. SERVPRO is a local restoration service that has national qualifications and access to industrial equipment for commercial clients. We work hard to ensure that water-related business interruption is minimized. 

The process of water removal from your Newark business relies on controlling the indoor atmosphere. This control can be tricky in larger spaces. We can mobilize Direct Expansion (DX) units which are specifically designed for drying larger structures. DX units have a temperature, humidity, and cooling control that allow a technician to set the ideal conditions for fast drying. 

  • A DX unit can vary in size from one up to five tons. They can require up to a 480-volt power supply.
  • These units use refrigerant dehumidification and compression to alter the indoor atmosphere of a large space.
  • Using DX generators can significantly increase the drying efficiency of your property.

Reduce business interruption now. Contact SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont for commercial water removal at (510) 737-8793.

Do You Need Renters Insurance for Flood Damage?

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

A family sitting in the floor of a home Let SERVPRO help you and your family shield from any more issues after storm damage.

Newark residents are concerned about flood protection

If you are a renter, it is a good idea to get insurance. Although your landlord is responsible for the property, renters insurance can protect your belongings or help you pay to replace them in the event of an incident.

If you suffer flood damage in your Newark rental home, can renters insurance help you? No – in most cases, renters insurance does not cover flood damage. However, you can purchase separate flood damage insurance. If your area is inclined to flooding or you have valuables that you are concerned about, it is wise to buy flood damage insurance.

SERVPRO can help you liaise with your insurance company. We can:

  • Give you impartial advice on what to keep and what to toss.
  • Clean and restore your personal items so you can claim for repair rather than a replacement – most insurance companies prefer this option.
  • Take photographs and provide evidence of loss for your insurance claim.

We are happy to talk to your insurance company on your behalf – ask your SERVPRO representative.

To get help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont at (510) 737-8793.

What Can We Do About Hidden Odors After Fire Damage?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

a room with fire damage and insulasion missing from the walls. Fire damage can make your head spin with frustration, call SERVPRO we are ready to assist you.

SERVPRO helps Fremont residents with pesky odors

Smoke odors are a severe problem after a blaze. During a fire, the burning of materials creates smoke and soot, which often have an acrid and unpleasant scent. If you do not deal with smoke odors, the stink will linger and make your home feel unwelcoming.

One main concern after fire damage in Fremont is hidden sources of the smoke odor. You might assume that cleaning visible soot residues, such as on walls and ceilings, is enough to get rid of sooty smells. However, smoke particles are tiny and can hide in all kinds of places such as:

  • The rugs or carpets
  • Drapes, textiles, and upholstery
  • Behind appliances
  • In door and window frames
  • Inside the walls, in drywall, or the wall insulation

If you have a hidden source of odor, your home will continue to smell smoky. Thankfully, SERVPRO techs know how to seek out hidden odor sources and eliminate them. We can clean carpets and drapes, use spot cleaning on upholstery, and oversee wall insulation replacement.

For thorough deodorization, call SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont at (510) 737-8793.

What Can We Do for Toys During Water Damage Repair?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

a blue and tan picture of the city for Fremont California SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont knows how hard a water damage is especially on our younger family members. Call us today, we would love to help.

SERVPRO understands the needs of Fremont families

Fremont is a popular, sunny city that is ideal for living, working, and visiting. These days, the city is home to several well-known companies, including Nielsen Norman Group, Fremont Bank, DCKAP, and Oplink Communications. Fremont also has a long and exciting history. The recorded history dates back to 1795 when the Franciscans founded the Mission San José. The Mission was the fourteenth Spanish Mission in California. An earthquake in 1868 destroyed the original 1809 adobe church, but there is a lovely remodeled church there now. 

A booming small town developed around Mission San José during the California gold rush. Today, the area is home to Fremont’s community college and is rapidly becoming popular with more affluent families. Despite the California climate, the Mission San José district is surrounded by steep hills which see snow occasionally. 

Fremont is a tree-friendly city

Fremont is a certified Tree City USA and offers some impressive greenery! There are more than 55,000 trees throughout the city, and many are planted in beautiful public parks. If you like to explore the great outdoors in Fremont, you will not be disappointed. Some popular beauty spots include:

  • Fremont Central Park, which is easily accessible from the city, provides an oasis of quiet and calm. The park includes Lake Elizabeth, which is an artificial lake. There are plenty of walking and biking paths, sports fields, and picnic areas. You can rent kayaks or paddle boats or even bring your own boat to the lake. You will also find a skating park and golf driving range nearby.
  • Mission Peak Regional Preserve contains the eponymous Mission Peak, which features on the City of Fremont logo. The Preserve includes miles of hiking and biking trails and is also a popular destination for hang gliding and paragliding. The area is also home to chaparral and California Oak woodlands. You might spot hare, elk, and cows wandering the area.
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm lets you step back in time and see an authentic California farmstead. As well as the farmland and animals, you can see Ardenwood's historic rail station, an Ohlone village and burial ground, and the impressive Patterson House, which was the original farmhouse. The farm hosts regular events throughout the year.
  • Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is popular with visitors from all over America, thanks to its bird colonies. You can see ospreys, pelicans, eagles, hawks, and many other species who live in the area or who stop here during migration. 

What happens to toys during water damage repair?

Fremont is a lovely family-friendly city, and SERVPRO understands the concerns of families during water damage repair. Our franchises are locally owned and operated, which means our teams are locals too. We know that after water damage, children can be inconsolable if their favorite toys are damaged. Thankfully, there are various ways that we can help:

  • We can arrange for dry cleaning of soft toys or favorite blankies.
  • We can send items to our facility for gentle yet effective hydraulic washing.
  • We can use ultrasonic tanks to clean plastic and metal toys.

We train our techs to examine each item and determine the best and safest cleaning method. We can even deodorize items to leave them fresh.

For family-friendly water damage repair, call SERVPRO of Newark, Southwest Fremont at (510) 737-8793.