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Keep These Tips in Mind for a Safe Thanksgiving

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving is the day when more turkey is consumed per person in this Country than any other day of the year.  Unfortunately, it is also the day that more home cooking fires occur than any other day of the year.  SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis wants you all to be safe during this season of Thanksgiving, so take a few minutes to review these safety tips involving cooking and gatherings:

  • Never leave a flame unattended in the kitchen. 
  • Keep all combustible items, such as dish towels and pot holders, far away from the stove and oven.
  • Don’t leave your turkey or other items in the oven cooking while you are not at home.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working and the batteries have been changed recently.
  • Do not leave lit candles unattended. 

If you do experience a fire in your home, the professionals at SERVPRO are Here To Help.  Call us anytime at 707-724-8977.

How SERVPRO Can Help In A Storm

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

When a Storm event occurs in your area, whether it be a fire or severe rain storm, the professionals at SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to your emergency.  We have trained professionals on call day and night who are available to respond to whatever emergency may arise at your home or place of business.  Whether it be water in your basement, a fire in your kitchen or a bathtub that leaked spreading water throughout your home, we have the expertise of how best to remedy your situation and the personnel to respond immediately to your home or business.  If you find yourself with a fire or water emergency, call us anytime at (707) 724-8977.  We are Here To Help.

When You Wake Up To A Problem

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

A lot of things happen in our homes the middle of the night that we aren’t even aware of…some good, some bad.  The refrigerator keeps cooling our food, the heater keeps us warm and water keeps flowing through our home where it needs to go.  But sometimes, we wake up in the morning to an unpleasant surprise, as a recent customer of ours did when they woke up to find that their toilet had been leaking throughout the night leaving their bathroom, hallway and adjoining bedroom floors soaking wet.  Their first call in the morning was to SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis. 

Our crews were able to respond immediately to help extract the water and perform moisture mapping to determine how far the water had traveled.  They also pulled the carpet pad and lifted the carpet to begin drying.  In addition, it was necessary to pull the baseboards and drill holes in it for cavity drying to minimize the severity of the damage.  After the emergency demolition took place, our crews set drying equipment and plans to return to see if any additional demo is needed. 

This is the expert service you get from the experienced professionals when you call SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis.  We are here for all of your water, fire and mold restoration needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Call us anytime at 707-724-8977.  We are Here To Help.

What To Do If There Is A Fire At or Near Your Home

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

A common thing we hear in the restoration industry by customers who are calling to schedule an appointment after a fire has come dangerously close or actually impacted their home is, “I don’t know how this process works.”  Here at SERVPRO of Vacaville/Fairfield/Dixon, we are thankful for two things in this regard - first, that most of our customers do not have any experience with fire previously affecting their homes, and second, that we have an experienced and helpful group of professionals who are ready, willing and able to help at a moment’s notice.  We thought it might be helpful to put together a narrative of what you should do in the event of a fire affecting your home and how to get the help you need to get your home back "Like it never even happened."

If you are evacuated or forced to leave your home because of a fire either in your home or in the vicinity surrounding your neighborhood, be sure to stay out of your home until your local authorities give you the “all clear” to return to your residence.  Once any restrictions regarding entering your home have been released, place a call to a restoration specialist, such as SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis and schedule an appointment for an inspection as soon as possible.  Be prepared to provide the SERVPRO scheduler with your name and address, along with a description of what is specifically happening in your home.  For example, can you see evidence of ash inside your home or only outside?  Did your oven catch fire and therefore walls and other areas in your home were burned or subsequently dampened with water due to firefighting efforts?  In the event of a fire in your neighborhood, were windows left open during the firestorm?  How close did the fire come to your home?  Also, it is helpful if you have the name of your insurance company, your adjuster’s contact information and your claim number available to provide to the scheduler.  This will help make the process go much faster down the road.  Contact your homeowners insurance company and file a claim regarding your potential loss.  Be sure to have your policy number, policy holder’s name and address, and the date of the incident on hand when you make the call.  Be sure to write down the name of the claim adjuster assigned to your specific claim and your claim number.  You will need this information for future reference. 

It is also a good idea to find a folder or binder to put all your information regarding your loss into for safe keeping, or we can provide you with a binder.  This would include your insurance policy information, your insurance adjuster’s name, phone number and email address, your claim number and all the notes you take when you talk to your adjuster.  Having one place for all this information makes it easier to find and organize this information, and much easier to reference your notes in case there are questions or issues later.

Once your inspection has been scheduled, an experienced professional will be dispatched to your home to perform an inspection and take photos.  These will be used to produce an estimate for services, which will be submitted to your insurance adjuster.  (This is why providing all the pertinent information to your scheduler is so vital and timesaving.)  Once the estimate is complete and submitted, SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis will work with your insurance adjuster to gain approval of the estimate so that work can begin as soon as possible on your property. 

Once our estimate has been approved, we will schedule your services to begin as soon as possible and dispatch our highly trained production team to your home to begin the cleaning and restoration process.  This often begins with pressure washing the outside of a home (in the event of a wildland or neighborhood fire), wiping down walls and surface areas inside the home, cleaning of carpets and floors, as well as cleaning of individual contents.  We work directly with a vendor to help our customers have their “soft goods” cleaned, which include clothing, removable rugs and drapes.  And when the job is complete, our Crew Chief walks the job with the homeowner to ensure that it is completed to their 100% satisfaction. 

If you or anyone you know experiences a fire in or around your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis at (707) 724-8977.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year to respond to your emergency and we are Here To Help.

Power Washing Can Help Your Business

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Image shows an employee power washing a building Power Washing can help clean your business. Call SERVPRO today for all your cleaning needs. We're Here To Help.

When you think about power washing, you might automatically think about using the high powered water device for cleaning of your common household items, such as driveways and decks.  But pressure washers play an important roll in the day to day operations of commercial businesses as well.  Pressure washers come in a variety of sizes and have just as many uses, many of which SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis can assist your commercial business with by providing cleaning services.  

For example, our company has used pressure washers to clean bus stations, public bathroom facilities and water fountains.  By using high-pressure, narrow jets of water to blast dirt free, pressure washers are able to get rid of ground-in dirt that won't normally come off with just water and a scrub brush.  And because the machines only use water, they don't damage most hard surfaces, making them extremely versatile. 

Other areas that commonly need cleaning in commercial facilities that can be served by a pressure washer include parking lots, concrete or tile patios used as break areas for workers, and floors used for storage.  These are all areas that can accumulate dirt and grime which can be more easily removed by a power washer than a simple mop or broom. 

SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis can help your commercial business with all their commercial cleaning needs, including all those that involve pressure washing.  Call us today at (707) 724-8977 to schedule cleaning at your commercial facility today.  We are Here to Help. 

SERVPRO Helps During Storms

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Residents in Solano and Yolo Counties have a distinct advantage when it comes to Restoration Services because there is a local SERVPRO franchise that services these counties. SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/ Fairfield/Davis has been providing water, fire and mold restoration services to both residential and commercial customers in these counties for several years.  The company has added quite a bit of biohazard remediation work specifically including cleaning for the COVID-19 virus. 

As we head into fall and the winter months of the year, naturally our attention turns to the weather and the damage it can cause to our homes and residences.  But foul weather isn’t something that is reserved only for the wintertime.  In fact, storm events can happen any time of the year throughout different parts of our Country.  Whether it be windstorms in the mid-west or flooding along the coast of Florida, there is no telling when Mother Nature will wield her mighty powers and damage can occur in a blink of an eye.  In some areas, there are warnings, as with tornadoes or hurricanes, but in others, as is the case of earthquakes that commonly occur along the fault lines that run throughout the state of California, they are swift and without warning and leave behind devastating results. 

In the restoration industry, these devastating events are labeled as “Storm Events” and for SERVPRO, there is a specific and coordinated response that is set immediately into place to service the individuals who are affected in the areas where damage has occurred.  So while SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis’ first priority is the residents within the communities we immediately serve, we are also part of a broader and coordinated effort of 1,700 franchises across the country that make up an elite Disaster Recovery Team.  Just like your local SERVPRO, our Disaster Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to your emergency.  And our professions are prepared for the unpredictable.  Although most of our work involves fire or water restoration, SERVPRO Storm Teams have responded to tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and floods.  On a National Level, SERVPRO crews have aided customers in the following events: 2017 California wildfires, 2017 Hurricane Irma, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, 2016 Hurricane Matthew, 2015 Carolina floods, 2014 Polar Vortex, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2010 Nashville floods, 2008 Hurricane Ike, 2007 Chicago floods, 2007 Ohio floods, 2007 California Wildfires and 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

Rest assured, your local and nationwide SERVPRO franchises are always Here To Help.

We Can Help If You See Mold

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Image shows mold growing on a wall If you think you have mold in your home or business, call the professional at SERVPRO of Davis. We're Here To Help.

Finding a water leak in your home is bad enough, but when you combine that leak with a little humidity or warmth, mold can grow and make an even bigger problem. 

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated.  If you suspect mold or water damage in your home, call the experts at SERVPRO of Davis immediately.  A fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the overall cost of repairs. 

The professionals at SERVPRO of Davis are trained mold damage specialists who can get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs.  If you see signs of mold and need our help, call us today at (707) 724-8977.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for all your remediation needs.  We’re Here To Help.

Let SERVPRO of Davis Help with Your Water Accidents

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Sometimes, accidents just happen.  And sometimes, although we take all the necessary precautions and prevention measures to keep them from happening, they do anyhow.  When those accidents involve water, it gets messy very quickly.  That’s when you need to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Davis.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help you clean up those accidents involving water that went where it shouldn’t when it shouldn’t.  We can help you extract standing water, dry out the materials that are wet and remove any parts of your home or business that need to be removed or replaced because of water damage. 

If your home or business experience water damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Davis today at 707-724-8977.  We’re Here To Help. 

SERVPRO of Davis Can Help If You Experience Fire Damage

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Image shows 3 individuals cleaning a wall and window If you home is affected by fire, call the experts at SERVPRO of Davis for all your restoration and cleaning needs.

If your home is affected by a fire, the professionals at SERVPRO of Davis are Here to Help.  We are dedicated to responding immediately to your emergency, which can help prevent secondary damage and reduce costs. 

As fire restoration specialists, we have the training and specialized equipment to respond to your specific emergency and pride ourselves in offering excellent customer service. 

When tragedy strikes, you want skilled professionals helping you restore your home or place of business to its pre-fire condition.  SERVPRO of Davis is that company.  We can help with emergency board up services, water removal and drying, removal of smoke and soot from surfaces, cleaning and repair issues. 

If your home or business experience fire damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Davis to help at (707) 724-8977.  We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Power Shut Offs May Be Coming Your Way

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

PG&E has confirmed that they will be implementing their PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) program beginning August 18, 2021 to mitigate wild fire risk by shutting off power in high risk areas.  This could affect 51,000 customers in 18 different counties.  

To see if you are in an area where power may be turned off, click on the link below and enter your address:

PSPS planning map for customers (pge.com)

SERVPRO of Vacaville/Dixon/Fairfield/Davis is here to help our neighbors be prepared for any potential emergencies and can respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week in the event of a fire, flood,  water or mold damage.  Call us today at (707) 724-8977.  We are Here to Help.