SERVPRO for Mold Removal
Not all mold is bad, some mold even contributed to saving lives (like the discovery of penicillin). However, as a property manager suffering from water damage. The last thing you’d want to see or hear is mold growing and manifesting in your units. Unfortunately, mold can grow on many surfaces such as: wood, carpet, insulation, dust, fabric, and wallpaper. So long as moisture, oxygen, and darkness are present, mold can continue to thrive.
However, the professionals here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park are IICRC certified and we work efficiently and effectively to remove every trace of mold in your building. We begin by removing moisture from your indoor property, then we isolate the contaminated area, we suppress the dust, remove any materials and put them in bags, and we clean the affected area. We are molds worst nightmare and we do it quickly to lower the time your business is interrupted by this unwanted guest.
Please call us at (707)588-8226
Campfire Safety Tips
When you are out camping, you have to light a campfire. Campfires are an important aspect of a camping trip where you roast marshmallows, share campfire stories, and create countless memories that last a lifetime. However, when camping and cooking, there is one thing that is of utmost importance: campfire safety.
Even a small campfire can potentially become an unmanageable and dangerous wildfire, causing some serious damage if not handled with care. Therefore, to make sure your camping adventure is disaster-free and full of great memories, it is important for you to follow these campfire safety tips on your next camping trip.
Scout for Pits Watchfully
Thinking about campfire safety even before lighting the fire is the first step to ensure a disaster-free trip. Therefore, when searching for a fire pit, you need to make sure there are no bushes nearby and it's not located under any low branches.
Keep Water Nearby
A new piece of wood or even a gust of wind may result in your fire growing larger than expected. However, by having water or dirt (along with a shovel) on hand, you can put out or reduce the flames quite effectively.
Safety Proof Your Fire Pit
Sure, most campgrounds have a fire pit already dug, but there are a few extra measures you should take:
- Keep all flammable items, including pressurized containers and aerosol cans away from the campfire.
- Keep the fire pit clear from all kinds of debris, including grass, garbage, and leaves.
- Circle the pit with big rocks or a metal ring to keep the fire under control and within the borders.
Moreover, you can also ask your campground ranger if you have any questions or concerns. Campfire safety is their top priority too (obviously), and they can check to ensure whether or not the pit is ready for use.
Watch the Fire
You must keep an eye on the fire at all times, especially if there are children and pets walking or sitting nearby. Ensuring the fire is built properly from the beginning is important as it will allow you to create a fire at a rate that is controllable and safe. Here are some things you should keep in mind:
- Do not use flammable liquids, as they can quickly become uncontrollable.
- Using small sticks, start a fire, and then place the wood around it. Add dry, larger pieces as it continues to grow.
Put Out the Fire before Bedtime
This one is a given. You need to extinguish the fire when it's time for bed, and this can be done by throwing dirt or slowly trickling water onto the fire. To ensure another fire does not start, stir the embers around a little.
Keep the campfire safety tips in mind, and rest assured your camping trip will be fun and safe.
Water Damage Tips
Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
-Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
-Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
-Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
-Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.
-Don't enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
-Don't use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as this could cause electrical shock or damage to vacuum cleaner.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
If you need help with water damage don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Petaluma/ Rohnert at (707)588-8226
What To Expect After a Fire
A fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find things not damaged by the fire may still be ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned.
To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. This slows the fire’s growth and gets rid of dark smoke that makes it hard for firefighters to see. They may have cut holes in your walls to make sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls.
It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.
SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is ready to help please call us at (707)588-8226
The National Fire Protection Association reports that a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States every 20 seconds. One in five of those calls is for a building fire. Preventing a fire in your home and having an escape plan in case one occurs are crucial to your family’s safety. But when fire strikes, having a basic idea of what to do in case of a fire can make the recovery a much less stressful process.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A FIRE
Of course, the most important thing to do after any size fire is to have the home inspected for safety. There may be hidden damage to electrical wiring, wall supports, and foundations that should be corrected before cleaning and finishing cosmetic touches like painting walls. The inspection may be conducted by the fire marshal or by a representative of your insurance company.
Once the site is cleared as safe to enter, you'll still need to take precautions before heading in to document the damage. Adults should be wearing close-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long pants, safety glasses, and work gloves. It is best to wear face masks and keep small children away from the damage. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is always ready to help and assist you with any fire damage questions. Please call us at (707) 588-8226
PREPARE FOR THE WORST
Most companies protect their personnel and computer data from an emergency, but what about getting the facility back in business? SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park provides a plan to get back to work when you're most prepared to plan... before the crisis occurs.
Should the unimaginable happen and a natural disaster strikes your business, it may be too late to effectively manage your recovery. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park Professional can help you prepare an emergency response plan today.
We encourage our business customers to learn how to best protect their business for all types of emergency situations. Contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park at (707) 588-8226 for free resources, including:
- Disaster preparedness plan assistance
- Family and business communication plans
- Home and workplace emergency contact cards
- Emergency supply checklists
HAVE A PLAN
With just a little bit of time and minimal effort, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park can help prepare and protect your employees and customers should an emergency occur. Don’t wait until it is too late—prepare now for what you can’t prevent.
According to FEMA, 40% of Businesses do not reopen after sustaining a disaster. Although, we do not plan for disasters to occur, the unfortunate truth is that they could. Therefore, as a nationwide company we have an app that is available for download to help you create a plan in case an emergency occurs.
Introducing the SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile.
This is a free resource that we recommend each business takes advantage of. We make a detailed report of your facility with critical information such as emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations, emergency exits, emergency locations for staff, and much more. Information that only you have access to and for your usage in the event of an emergency. The ERP also provides a guide to help you back into your building, which minimizes the amount of time your business could stay inactive.
STORM DURING SPRING
Spring calls for rain and storms, and for many people that can lead to wet floors or even flooding. Intrusion of water into your home can result in mold growth if left unattended. The best way to control mold growth is to control the moisture. Getting rid of mold completely in a household environment is nearly impossible.
If you find yourself with a soggy or soaked carpet, give SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park a call!
We know how to handle your small water damages as well as your large water damages. If you have any questions or need assistance at any hour of the day just dial (707) 588-8226 and we will answer 24/7! We are here to make it Like it never even happened!
SERVPRO 24 HOUR EMERGENCY READY
Choosing the right company if you have experienced a water, fire, or mold damage can be one of the most important choices you make. After helping many disaster victims, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park has the expertise, facilities, and equipment to help you resolve your emergency fast. Our team of professionals technicians are certified, bonded and insured -- not to mentioned trained to help you get your property back to its original state as soon as possible.
As the trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO provides 24-hour emergency help and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
Call us SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park today for more information 707-588-8226.