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We'll Get The Water Out!

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Accidents happen, and regardless of the cause, it is how we respond to them that matters. Commercial water damage is no different, and your response can impact the result your business experiences, no matter what type of commerce you are involved in. SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest is experienced in helping business owners and managers bring their businesses back from disaster, no matter how large or small the business. 
 
In Fresno businesses affect by commercial water damage can benefit from professional services in cleaning up, and the first step in getting everything back to normal. Professional services should be used instead of doing things yourself. Safety, thoroughness, and knowing which steps to take and when inherent benefits are that SERVPRO offers. We do what we do so you can get back to your business operations fast. 
 
Inventory that has been damaged needs to be documented so you can be reimbursed by your insurance company. We can assist with this so that the process is smoother for you. However, our goal is to restore as much of your inventory as possible. In addition to reducing the losses you need to claim, it also reduces your wait time in purchasing and receiving replacement goods. This is especially important when seasonal or promotional items are involved. Not having the merchandise your customers want means they can go elsewhere, resulting in lost sales and plummeting profits. 
 

If your business experiences a water loss; you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest to help.

Picking up after a Fire

5/18/2022 (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 cleanup 559-261-9765

Faster to Any Size Disaster

3/29/2022 (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.

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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.

What to do when there's a fire

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

  • Know how to safely operate a fire extinguisher. 
  • Remember to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency phone number.
  • Yell "Fire!" several times and go outside right away. If you live in a building with elevators, use the stairs. Leave all your things where they are and save yourself.
  • If closed doors or handles are warm or smoke blocks your primary escape route, use your second way out. Never open doors that are warm to the touch.
  • If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit. Close doors behind you.
  • If smoke, heat or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with doors closed. Place a wet towel if possible under the door and call the fire department or 9-1-1. Open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth or flashlight to signal for help.
  • Once you are outside, go to your meeting place and then send one person to call the fire department. If you cannot get to your meeting place, follow your family emergency communication plan.

Results Matter

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest understands your situation as a Insurance agent, adjustor or Property Manager. It is your responsibility to keep claim cost down while still providing the best services to your customers. SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest is uniquely qualified to help. Our results create a measurable difference, giving you many competitive advantages, including:

Emergency response, electronic Commerce to provide information and proof of results.

Call SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest, the Mitigation Company you can trust.

Restoring your Fresno Commercial Property after a Flood

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at your Fresno commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest

SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Commercial Fire Loss

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, late one night there was a fire at a local sandwich shop in Clovis, California. The fire ended up being caused by a stove that was left on accidently by an employee. The fire caused the sprinkler system to go off, which caused the water damage. 

SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest received the call at 11:30 am and was on site within 30 minutes.  SERVPRO worked alongside the employees to clean up as much as possible the night the loss occurred. A complete cleaning of the kitchen area was performed. Which included wiping down all walls, ceilings, floors, counters, shelves, and any contents that were affected during the loss.  It took three SERVPRO employees four hours to clean the kitchen. After inspection from the health authority, they were up and running “Like it never even happened.”

Don't forget...

SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.

    • Highly trained Technicians
    • 24- hours services 
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Fire Damage Restoration

2/3/2022 (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

The Effects of Biohazards

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Untreated biohazards and residues found on your property put your family in danger, while also posing serious threats to the structure of your home. Human waste, bodily fluids, animals, insects, and hoarding can all result in costly repairs.

The results of biohazards on your Fresno property can make biohazard cleanup services vital to your houses recovery. It may be hard to imagine, or something you want to avoid altogether. However, when decomposition begins, whether it is from an accidental refrigerator mishap, or a case involving unattended death, nature takes over.
 
Corrosion leads to damages; damages lead to rot; rot leads to corrosion, and the circle continues. Animal droppings often contain various types of acid, including human feces, while animal and human urine contain varying amounts of ammonia. These chemicals often lead to additional damages, especially when left unattended for too long.
 
Simply having a pet or accidental deposits on your property does not pose much of a problem, they are something you can clean up yourselves. However, when you consider situations concerning the unattended death of a pet hoarder, sewer backups, or instances of massive animal infestations, the effects become more of a concern. 
 
SERVPRO responds to the hoarding and it can be the most damaging to the structure of your home. Hoarding gives way to circumstances involving neglect and decay, exposing your home to rodent infestation, rotten food sources, sanitation issues, and critical fire hazards.  
 
SERVPRO’s biohazard cleanup team consists of everything from a crime scene to sewage overflow. These cause odors and stains to become a huge problem. Getting rid of these odors often involves removing the source, leading to reconstruction, cleaning, and deodorization services in order to get the job done right.  
 
Expertly trained technicians at SERVPRO deal with many cases involving biohazard cleanup. Our technicians train hard and receive quality corporate certifications to ensure you get the help necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition. As part of our community, we strive to relieve the trauma and emotional stress of our neighbors, as we restore the property.
 
Get the help you need today and call SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest for assistance with biohazards on your property, we are here to help. (559) 261-9765

Water Damage in our Fresno Commercial Building

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

As a small shop owner, you would benefit from taking a little time to educate yourself about the information and services that our company provides concerning commercial water damage restoration. Doing so could mean the difference between getting the services that you need to save a majority of your inventory from total loss and obtaining the incorrect services that simply don't do you any good. 

Our professional technicians will make sure that you are properly informed throughout your repair and work hard to get it done right. It is our goal to limit any possible downtime and inconvenience to your daily customers. 

  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment