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Commercial Sewage Backup

11/28/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda, we know just how important it is to recover after a loss. Whether it be fire damage, water damage, mold issue, storm damage, or any number of issues, our goal is to get you and your business back up and running as fast as possible.

Real Life Experience:

A local property manager in the greater Sacramento area called about a sewage backup they had. They were rather worried that they may have to shut down and did not want it to impede on their business. We reassured them we would be there as soon as possible to handle the situation. Our crew went in and got the sewage cleaned up within a day or so. The property manager was thrilled that they did not have to shut down and so appreciative that we got there so quick and handled everything.

If you experience any kind of damage in your commercial business, give us a call at (916) 991-1522.

If You Have a Basement We Specialize in Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Sacramento basement could flood, including:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 916-991-1522

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • 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
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready to Help 916-991-1522

We Can Handle Frozen Pipe Damage

11/19/2022 (Permalink)

When it gets cold the water in the pipes throughout your house can freeze. When water freezes, it expands. This causes increased pressure in your home's pipes, which can lead to pipes cracking or bursting. Even a small crack in a water pipe can cause damage to ceilings, walls, furniture, and flooring.

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda has experience in the greater Sacramento area restoring homes after busted pipe water damage. If you experience water damage, we are available to answer your questions and concerns. We have 24 hour 7 days a week emergency service. Call today 916-991-1522.

What You do Could Effect the Drying Process of Your Property

11/14/2022 (Permalink)

In the time directly after a flood or water loss, minutes matter. Preventative measures can help negate further damage to your property.

What Not to do after a flood or water loss:

  • Do not touch or make contact if the water is sewage or otherwise contaminated
  • Do not spread contaminated water by walking from affected areas to unaffected areas
  • Do not use household fans to attempt to dry wet areas, if the water is contaminated this is especially important as uninformed drying techniques can spread contaminates throughout the house
  • Do not enter rooms with standing water where an electrical hazard may exist
  • Do not enter affected areas if any electrical outlet is exposed to water, this can include electrical equipment, circuit breakers, and switches
  • Do not leave newspapers, magazines, and books that are damp on carpets which will cause staining
  • Do not leave colored rugs on top of other carpeting, as this can cause staining
  • Do not use your normal vacuum cleaner to remove water, this will break your vacuum and it can cause electrical shock
  • Do not use electrical appliances while wet
  • Do not turn on any sort of embedded electrical appliance such as ceiling fixtures if there has been water damage in the ceiling

Preventative measures after a disaster can ensure your safety and faster restoration of your property. SERVPRO can help bring your property to its original condition if you visit our website or call us at (916)-991-1522.

What You do Could Effect the Drying Process of Your Property

11/14/2022 (Permalink)

In the time directly after a flood or water loss, minutes matter. Preventative measures can help negate further damage to your property.

What Not to do after a flood or water loss:

  • Do not touch or make contact if the water is sewage or otherwise contaminated
  • Do not spread contaminated water by walking from affected areas to unaffected areas
  • Do not use household fans to attempt to dry wet areas, if the water is contaminated this is especially important as uninformed drying techniques can spread contaminates throughout the house
  • Do not enter rooms with standing water where an electrical hazard may exist
  • Do not enter affected areas if any electrical outlet is exposed to water, this can include electrical equipment, circuit breakers, and switches
  • Do not leave newspapers, magazines, and books that are damp on carpets which will cause staining
  • Do not leave colored rugs on top of other carpeting, as this can cause staining
  • Do not use your normal vacuum cleaner to remove water, this will break your vacuum and it can cause electrical shock
  • Do not use electrical appliances while wet
  • Do not turn on any sort of embedded electrical appliance such as ceiling fixtures if there has been water damage in the ceiling

Preventative measures after a disaster can ensure your safety and faster restoration of your property. SERVPRO can help bring your property to its original condition if you visit our website or call us at (916)-991-1522.

We Use The Best Products When Restoring Your Fire Damaged Property

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we use cleaning products and dry cleaning soot sponges to efficiently remove soot and silt debris from your property. All of the smoke and soot removal products we use are non-greasy and won't leave any unwanted residue behind. They work well for removing heavy smoke odors that have infiltrated your home.

These cleaning agents are available in various dilution options, so we will never apply too much to sensitive areas of your home. Depending on the extent of the soot debris that has accumulated around your home, we also have special products for use on your home's carpeted areas. These gentle products are stain-resistant, so you can rest assured that we will restore your home without causing further damage.

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda knows that a fire doesn’t wait to fit into your schedule and have 24 hour 7 days a week including holiday emergency service. We are a locally owned business with the national resources to solve your home or commercial needs. Call 24/7 at (916) 991-1522 with all your fire restoration needs and concerns.

We’re The Right Restoration Professional for You

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to restoration you should pick a professional you can trust.

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is that professional for you.

For example, we know that when a fire happens the smoke rises. Because of this you may not even realize just how much of your house it effects. It may not seem like it because you can’t see the soot or damage, but the smoke smell gets trapped inside the insulation in your attic.

At SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we are proud of our work and are experienced in removal and cleanup of insulation. We have serviced many happy customers in the greater Sacramento area with fire related jobs and have restored many attics.

Our expertise extends past the insulation removal process and our knowledge is extensive in proper cleaning products to remove smells including smoke, soot, mildew, and bio related smells (urine, blood, etc.). Other smell removing processes that we have experience with such as ozone and fogging can be beneficial to get your home back to the living standard you expect.

For more information call us today 916-991-1522.

"Happy Halloween!"

10/31/2022 (Permalink)

Candy and apples and pumpkins galore, all tasty morsels in Halloween lore. But watch out for witches on this frightful night. Lest all your goodies fly out of sight!

Trick~or~Treat Safety Tips

  • Always accompany your young children when they are trick or treating. Older children should make sure they are trick or treating in a group. (Safety in numbers)
  • Children should wear reflective markings on their costumes or carry a flashlight so they can be seen more easily in the dark.
  • Teach your children to look both ways before crossing the street, and to use traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Remind children to walk, not run, from house to house.
  • ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings.
  • Check children’s candy before they eat it.

Wishing all a safe, happy, scary, and sweet candy filled Halloween! From all of us here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda.

50% of Small Businesses DO NOT Reopen After a Major Disaster to Their Property

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

Storms are one of the many things that can cause damage quickly. Whatever the damage, fast action is key on your part. All damage left will cause greater secondary damage to your property. That greater damage means more to restore which is more expansive and more time you may have to stay closed.

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we know that the longer your business stays closed, that means money out of your pocket. We know that your business is important to you and getting it back running again as soon as possible is key! We don’t want you to fall victim with the 50% of business that do not reopen.

Mitigation and restoration will minimize the time not operating which saves you money and gets you conducting business sooner. SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is a locally owned business with the national resources to solve your commercial needs. We have countless experience getting businesses in the Greater Sacramento Area restored and ready to conduct business. Call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda today, 916-991-1522. We are available 24/7 if you need help or have any questions or concerns.

The Water Drying Process is Different, Depending on The Type of Material

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

When trying to tackle water damage, it is important to remember that water has a distinct advantage. Water can flow and move into cracks and crevasses, saturating areas that are not easy for us to get to. We need lots of access to the area that needs to be dried out to directly dry where the damage is. This means that we will have to modify the space temporarily to access hidden areas, if need be. For some materials that is not an option (stone, tile, granite, brick cannot simply be opened up to get to the area wet under or inside it without ruining the structure).

The key to proper drying is proper access. For example, when it comes to masonry walls, the drying is largely affected by its ability to evaporate on both sides (interior and exterior) of the wall. When it comes to the outside of the wall, this can either benefit or negate drying as the weather outside will affect the drying process. For this, the removal of finishes with low permeability may be done to help with the drying process.

No matter the case, SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda is trained and certified to help the Greater Sacramento Area with all its water restoration needs. When your property is faced with disaster, give us a call (916) 991-1522. We are a locally owned business with the national resources to solve your home or commercial needs, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holiday’s.