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Can You Use Bleach for Mold Removal in Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake?
Better leave mold cleanup to Fresno experts
If you have fungal growth in your home, it is natural to want to deal with it right away.
It is best to get help with Fresno/Shaver Lake mold removal sooner rather than later. The fungus can cause all kinds of damage, including:
- Structural damage to wooden floors or beams.
- Breaking down of drywall and insulation.
- Peeling paint or wallpaper.
- Damage to upholstery, textiles, and paper items.
Bleach is a popular remedy for mold, and many websites will tell you to use it. However, applying bleach is not a good idea and can even make the problem worse.
Bleach can hide the discoloration caused by mold, but it does not tackle its root cause. Many commercial bleach cleaners have high water content and can even provide the moisture mold needs to thrive. If you notice signs of decay in your home, it is better to call SERVPRO right away. We have the tools and techniques required to remediate mold without causing further damage.
For efficient mold removal, call SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake 559-7797-4041.
When They Call You, Call SERVPRO
Mitigation requires quick action. The faster a SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results— including lower claim costs. Within four hours of loss notification, we can be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled by utilizing the following services.
After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. We can pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure.
All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, we can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for your insured.
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake provide specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. We do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.
Call us today! 559-797-4041
The Science of Drying
Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychometric is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. If your business suffers a water damage,
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake will:
- Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
- Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
- Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.
What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material–but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason,
SERVPRO has been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more.
SERVPRO also uses state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business. The bottom line? Your local SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Preventing Large Losses in Commercial Buildings
A large loss in a commercial building can be detrimental, not only to the building itself but also to the business itself causing huge losses and putting business on pause while the issue is taken care of.
A thorough, routine, scheduled investigation of your building can help reduce a large loss at your home or business.
Why are workplace inspections important?
Workplace inspections help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses. Through a critical examination of the workplace, inspections help to identify and record hazards for corrective action.
What is the purpose of inspections?
Inspections are important as they allow you to:
- listen to the concerns of workers and supervisors
- gain further understanding of jobs and tasks
- identify existing and potential hazards
- determine underlying causes of hazards
- recommend corrective action
- monitor steps taken to eliminate hazards or control the risk (e.g., engineering controls, administrative controls, policies, procedures, personal protective equipment)
If you have fire, water, mold, or asbestos issue give SERVPRO a call today at 559-797-4041.
Destroy Odors With Deodorization
A Common Problem
We’ve all experienced it. You walk through the door and run right into a wall of odor. Sometimes, it’s when you’re returning to your building after a damaging event. Sometimes it’s when you’re moving into a facility with a pungent past.
Don’t live with a smell that can turn away customers or guests. When SERVPRO® says that we make it “Like it never even happened,” that includes odors.
Even a small fire or flood can leave odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard-to-reach places that could cause odors for years to come.
A Science-Based Solution
A prompt, professional cleaning will remove these residues and prevent permanent odor. SERVPRO® technicians don’t cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out and remove the source of the odor. Once the source is found, SERVPRO’s own proprietary line of cleaning products is used to treat and prevent the odor from returning.
Any restorable item in the affected areas will also be professionally cleaned and deodorized, including furniture, draperies and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts and more.
If your home or business has suffered a fire or some other accident, don’t live with the damage. Call SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake to find out what we can do for you. We’re here to help.
Workplace Water Damage
When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. Though it is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.
2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result.
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at 559-797-4041 for help.
Keep a Mold Free Building In 5 Easy Steps
5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Office Mold-Free
Mold growth in your Fresno/Shaver Lake, business can be a major hassle. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent many infestations. The following are five steps you can take to keep your office mold-free.
Keep humidity low. Because mold can survive on many surfaces and at most indoor temperatures, the best thing you can do is to keep the building dry. Even high humidity can lead to a mold infestation. Keep indoor humidity below 50% if possible, and do not let it exceed 60%. You may need to invest in a dehumidifier, especially if the building does not have air conditioning.
Routinely check for signs of mold growth. There are some common locations, like bathrooms, where mold is more likely to grow. Be sure to routinely check these areas and remove any mold as soon as possible. Additionally, do not forget to check in non-visible locations, such as behind shelves and in ductwork.
Address any water damage as soon as possible. If your business suffers water damage, make sure to dry out the property quickly. You may not have time to wait for an insurance adjuster to visit before beginning cleanup. Mold can start to grow within 24 hours, so act quickly to prevent an infestation.
Make sure items are completely dry before putting them away. Never put away items that are wet. Damp material can foster mold growth, which can then spread to nearby items.
Use an air purifier. Air purifiers can trap mold spores before they have a chance to grow. Not every business will need to invest in a filtration system, but it can be helpful for companies located in humid regions or that deal with a lot of water.
Mold growth can be difficult to remove fully, so it is best to prevent it whenever possible. However, if you do encounter a mold infestation, a certified restoration company can help you get your business back to normal quickly and safely.
Preventing Water Damage During Construction
The construction process is often an exciting time for business owners. However, having to worry about making a water pipe repair and the resulting water damage can make the process stressful. There are several ways businesses in Fresno/Shaverlake, CA, can avoid water damage during construction.
3 Steps to Avoid Water Damage During Construction
- Prepare for Rain
Heavy rain can sometimes bring a building construction to a stop. Though you can't prevent rain from falling, there are steps you can take to protect your building from flooding. Throughout the construction process, it can be helpful to ensure that building materials remain covered. Additionally, keeping water drainage away from your building can help to prevent major water damage from affecting your property.
- Use the Right Materials
Faulty or outdated equipment, such as a broken pipe or damaged appliance, can often cause major delays during the construction process. If major water damage occurs, it may be useful to contact water damage restoration experts. However, using materials that meet relevant building code standards can help to prevent the need for a water pipe repair or other costly and time-consuming repairs. If you are adding on to a property, it can be particularly helpful to check existing building materials prior to construction to ensure the original structure is sound.
- Keep Contact With the Project Manager
Throughout the process of construction, you will likely have a variety of questions. A project manager can often help to guide you through the construction process. Asking your project manager, contractor and other important professionals who are taking part in the construction process what measurements they are taking to avoid water damage can bring you peace of mind. If active steps to prevent a flooded building are not being taken, you can request that measurements be put in place quickly.
Avoiding the need for a water pipe repair or a supply line repair during construction can help to make construction a less stressful process. Knowing how to avoid major water damage during construction can help to make the construction process quick and easy.
Customer Service Response Time and Your Business
A Shorter Response Time Means Reduced Interruption of Your Business!
Customer service is top priority for SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver on any loss but especially on a commercial job. We want to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible following a loss. Our service response guidelines are as follows.
With in 1 hour of your initial call to us we will return your call and arrange a professional to provide service.
With in 4 hours of your initial call a professional will be on site to evaluate the loss and start mitigation services.
With in 8 hours of your initial call we will be able to give you a briefing of what we are doing and how we need to do it and provide that scope to the appropriate people.
We are here to help you and we know that prompt service is needed when an emergency happens. You can trust us.
Preventing Water Leaks in Commercial Properties
Water may be essential to life, but it can cause a great amount of damage to a commercial building if it ends up where it shouldn’t be and is undetected for a long period of time. Here are a few of the most common types of leaks in commercial properties and how to fix them.
- Faucet Leaks – With frequent use, faucet parts can wear out over time and when the seal or other components begin to leak, it can lead to water loss. This can substantially increase your water bill as well as cause major damage to your building. In order to avoid loss, prepare any dripping sinks as soon as you see them start to leak.
- Toilet Leaks – Like faucets, toilets have a number of parts that can deteriorate and lead to issues. One faulty or leaking part leads to other damage, so be sure to replace toilet components as soon as you see them begin to deteriorate.
- Underground Leaks – These types of leaks can often go undetected, but there are tell-tail signs of their existence, such as areas of wet soil, areas where grass or plants are growing faster than surrounding areas (due to increased water supply from your leak), and a significant rise in your water bill.
- Hidden Leaks – These types of leaks are the most difficult to detect, but can cause the most damage because they remain undetected for long periods of time. If you notice water marks or swelling of walls, ceilings and floors, you likely have a hidden leak. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 559-797-4041
If any of these types of leaks are detected in your commercial building, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake. We can help find where the water is coming from and help to “Like it never even happened.”
Simple Step to Prevent Commercial Electrical Fires
As industry experts know, commercial electrical fires can be very dangerous and costly. When a commercial fire occurs, it can lead to the injury or death of the employees or customers present. Additionally, electrical fires can result in major property loss. SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake, a premier fire damage restoration company, will respond immediately to get you back in business. Luckily, most of these fires are preventable and can also be contained through maintenance of fixtures, employee training, and the facilitation of greater awareness regarding work hazards. Learn more about how to identify electrical hazards and reduce the incidence of a commercial fire by reading the following information:
Recognizing the Warning Signs
Electrical distribution systems contain several complex elements. These elements are capable of exposing commercial buildings to fire risks. Some of the areas of concern are:
- Corroded Wiring: Wiring that is old or defective can cause electrical fires. Although all wiring can start to break down at some point, the wiring exposed to corrosive substances or the outdoor environment is subject to faster degradation. Industrial facilities, multi-tenant warehouses, and farms should be attentive to their wiring given that it can be subject to extreme exposure to the elements.
- Circuits and Fuses: Tripped circuits and blown fuses are signs of overloaded outlets or circuits. These circuits and outlets can generate overheating and result in combustion leading to commercial electrical fires.
- Hot Spots: Overloaded circuits, corroded wires or connectors, loose connections, faulty fuses, imbalanced electrical loading, short circuits, switches, and breakers can generate "hot spots". This is the result of the excessive heat that builds up within the electrical panels. If there is any sense that these "hot spots" could cause a commercial flare up, here is an option. Infrared thermal imaging can be operated to locate these hot spots, repairs can then be done preventing electrical shortages or breakdowns that lead to fires. Small business owners can hire licensed electricians to complete the inspection.
Electrical Distribution Equipment
Periodically, electrical distribution equipment needs to be physically inspected. The equipment should also periodically undergo thermal imaging. This work should be completed by a licensed professional. Some of the equipment requiring inspection includes:
- electrical panels, switchboards, and switchgear
- circuit breakers
- relays and contactors
- disconnect switches
- motor controls
The Fire Marshall periodically visits commercial buildings checking the fire extinguishers' expiration dates. The overhead sprinkler system, fire exit lighted signs and safe egress from the commercial building are all inspected. Prevention is the key.
Fire damage can be especially devastating for a business or commercial property. Significant water damage can be an unintended result of extinguishing a commercial fire. The fire suppression system of a commercial building(overhead fire sprinkler system) can also cause a large amount of water damage. Commercial business owners know that electrical fires negatively affect their property, the operation of the business, and the loss of revenue. However, the information above can help you take strides towards preventing these fires from happening. In the event that you find your commercial space affected by a fire, electrical or otherwise, you should know who to call to help facilitate the remediation process. As a company with extensive experience in restoring property affected by electrical fires, the professionals of SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake can provide you with the detailed assistance necessary to get your business space in working order. Contact us today for professional, personalized service.
Commercial Building Restoration Services
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake responds quickly to your Fresno or Clovis water, fire or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.
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 Northeast / Shaver Lake 559-797-4041
Restoring Commercial property
Flooding and water damage events in Clovis' 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 Northeast / Shaver Lake
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake 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.
Please contact SERVPRO Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake at (559) 797-4041 for your commercial property needs.
What To Do If Your Office Floods
Imagine you had a great weekend. You & your family went on a quick getaway trip, maybe up to Bass Lake or Shaver Lake. Come Monday morning 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 Northeast / Shaver Lake to the rescue. Our team of highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake 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.
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake: A Certified Firm Benefiting Commercial Clients
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake has been an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm for almost a decade. This is very important for our commercial clients because it means that we meet the highest standards available in the industry.
The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake is an industry leader.
In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.
IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast / Shaver Lake is honored to be counted among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you have come to expect. We can be reached at 559-797-4041 day or night!