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Faster to any Disaster

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of  Fresno Northwest arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 559-261-9765

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

We Care

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Yes we are a part of a major corporation, however we here at SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest feel it's important to not forget where we've come from and that in order to be successful we need to remember it's all about you our client and the personal touch. Why do people often go back to the same small business or refer their friends and family to it? It's simple the quality of service that you receive and the time they take to make sure YOU the client are taken care of and that they don't just meet but exceed your expectations and needs! We here at SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest go that extra mile as it is our goal to not just meet but exceed your expectations in every way possible. From making sure your questions and concerns are addressed from the first time we arrive on site to making sure your home or business is put back together in every way that matters to you. No matter how big or small the job, SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest is here to help every step of the way! Whether assisting you with your home, or your large commercial building SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest is here with a level of care and customer service you normally find in a small business.

We like to say Small business attitude and personal touch at a corporate level. Give us a call at 559-261-9765 today to see the difference

Picking up the pieces after a fire

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Your own and your family’s emotional care and recovery are just as important as rebuilding a home and healing physical injuries. You may be surprised at how you and others may feel after a disaster. Disasters can stir up many different feelings and thoughts. People may experience fear concerning their safety or that of a loved one, shock, disbelief, grief, anger and guilt. Memory problems, anxiety and/or depression are also possible after experiencing a disaster. Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. Children, senior citizens, people with disabilities and people for whom English is not their first language are especially at risk. Children may become afraid and some elderly people may seem disoriented at first. People with disabilities may require additional assistance. It is important to let children and elderly people know that they are safe and that you will help them find a safe place to stay. It is also important that you try to talk with them in a calm way.

Call SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest to take care of all the clean up 559-261-9765

Fire Damage from a Laundry Mat Shop in Fresno

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

During the summer, we got a call from a laundry mat shop in Fresno. There was a fire in the shop that was cause by a dirty rag that was put in the dryer. The rag has flammable substance in it that cause the fire inside the dryer. The fire burnt the dryer and damage two more additional dryers. When the fire grew, it affected and burnt the drywall above the dryer. Sprinklers went off and the fire department came and distinguish the fire. Smoke went all over the store, it damage the ceiling, the vent and left soot on the other machines. The owner called SERVPRO Fresno Northwest, we went there as soon as possible to asses the situation. This was major clean up disaster. We remove the wall that has the fire damage, HepaVac the ventilation, cleaned the windows and remove soot out of all the washer and dryer. Also treated all the walls to remove the smoke stain and the smell. We cleaned the ceiling and remove a huge lint. The lint was accumulated thru the years behind the dryer wall. The restroom has smoke damage that we end up cleaning as well. It took us days to get this shop back to normal. After we were done the owner was pleased with the job that we have accomplished. 

What to do after a surviving a fire in your home or office

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

A house fire is one of the most frightening and disruptive events that can impact a family. After surviving a fire, it is crucial to remain calm and take the steps that will help you recover from this traumatic event. Enlisting the prompt support of family and emergency service professionals, like SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest can really make a difference in the recovery process.  Here are a few things you can do until help arrives:

Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.

Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork,

What you don’t want to do:

Attempt to clean walls or any painted surfaces

Turn on A/C or heater, ceiling fans.

SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest is here to help.

Commercial Business

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire engulfs an automotive supply shop, destroying inventory consisting of mainly shocks, struts, starters, alternators, and batteries. The fire ignited due to a chemical container failure affecting surrounding items. 
 
You may think that fire damage like this would put them out of business, but you'd be wrong. Replacing inventory is relatively easy, the hard decision here is locating a quality company to perform the services you need to restore the structure of your building. There are several unique challenges faced during different fire situations, and we have experience dealing with all of them.
 
SERVPRO technicians overcome various cleaning challenges, daily. A burning building consists of several complex reactions between different elements. We learn that fire damage presents different cleaning and restoration situations that depend greatly on how these different elements interact during the progress of a fire. When dealing with the removal of smoke residues, we consider several factors. 
 
Type - More porous surfaces allow particles and odors to penetrate further and are harder to clean. Non-porous surfaces such as those covered in enamel paint are easier to clean than a flat latex paint would be. While synthetic fibers attract more residue than natural fibers, synthetics are easier to clean. 
 
Age - As time progresses, old paint, fabrics, and carpeting become more porous, and adhesion to surfaces become weaker, making old surfaces harder to clean. 
 
Heat - Generally, hotter fires make surfaces expand, allowing residue and odors to penetrate more efficiently. While heat also chars materials or melts the finish on a surface, making refinishing required to restore the surface properly. 
 
Moisture - The right conditions help residues set faster and permanently stain surfaces. Fire suppression systems and Firefighting efforts, along with damp weather and normal condensation on various surfaces combine with smoke residues, causing surfaces to become discolored. 
 
Material - Different materials produce different kinds of residues. Synthetic materials such as plastics and rubber create a wet, smeary residue that stains surfaces. Wood and other natural materials leave behind a dry residue that is easier to clean. 
 
Air Pressure - As the temperature of fire increases, air expands, creating pressure systems that force smoke and soot into cracks and crevices. 
 
Impingement - During a fire, the surrounding air becomes hotter, causing increased movement. This fast moving air collides with surfaces throughout the structure, causing residues to collide with vertical surfaces, leaving behind more difficult stains. 
 
With knowledge of these different factors that cause changes during a fire event, SERVPRO technicians work hard to deliver the services you need to restore your business to a quality preloss condition. 
 
Contact SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest 559-261-9765

Start your week with this news.

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Imagine you had a great weekend. You & your family went on a quick getaway trip. You walk into the office, and squish squish is what you hear under your feet. Oh no….. there is water EVERYWHERE! It appears a pipe busted, & by the amount of water, it didn’t just happen. No fear SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest to the rescue. Our team of highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest has the expertise that is needed to restore small, midsize, and large commercial size buildings to their pre-flood waters condition. The training that our team receives, and the equipment that we use can get these jobs done effectively and efficiently so that there will be no unnecessary delays.  Here is some information about our commercial water damage clean up restoration services.

Why SERVPRO for mold removal at your home.

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Why SERVPRO for Emergency Preparedness Planning for your business.

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” Give the professionals at SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest a call today for a No-cost Assessment on your building 559-261-9765.

Why SERVPRO for water damage cleanup at your home.

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

A broken pipe, and the water damage cleanup it causes is a nightmare for every homeowner or office manager.  Even a broken sink pipe with a small amount of water can do significant damage in a short -period of time.  Do you know what to do?

The first thing that you should do is find the source of the water damage and stop the flow of additional water from entering your home.  The more water the bigger the water damage cleanup and more extensive the problem.  It's easy to figure out when you've left a faucet on or the supply line on the toilet broke. What if you have a broken pipe that has burst that can’t be seen, you must turn off the water supply to your home as quickly as possible.  The water main is often in your front yard under a cement plate designated “Water”. 

 Then call SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest to begin the mitigation. 559-261-9765