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Wild Fires in Chico, California

2/9/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team is currently in Chico, CA after the devastating wildfires that roared through hundreds of acres last fall.  

Even though our crews aren't able to fight fire, and there isn't a lot of remediation that we are able to do, our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team has been working 24/7/365 cleaning the numerous shelters that were made available to the residents after they were evacuated from their homes.  

Our crews immediately headed to Chico when we received the call.  Our trailers are packed and ready to go at any given notice.  In such a devastating time for the residents of the Chico, California area, our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team is glad we can be there to help in any way that we can.

Prepare for Winter Weather Early

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Most homeowners and business owners know that during the winter months, pipes can freeze causing significant damage to your homes and businesses.  Usually when we think of storms, we think of wind, thunder, lightening and rain.  Storms can also come in the form of snow, which causes a whole new set of problems.  

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County Storm Response Team is ready to mobilize the moment you call us.  Snow and ice can cause the obvious damage, from frozen pipes to water leaks and even flooding, but did you know that when their is a significant amount of snow at one time, the weight of the packed snow can also cause structural damage?  

SERVPRO of Douglas County Storm Response Team has the equipment and staff ready to help when you call!

Is Mold Lurking in Your Home?

2/4/2019 (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.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Douglas County Today – 541-459-3987

Does Anybody REALLY Like Mold?

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

You may already know that SERVPRO of Douglas County employs highly trained mold remediation technicians that tackle commercial jobs large and small. However, mold also appears in homes in various situations. So let’s prevent mold appearing in one place we have seen it often - in your bathroom!

Now, it’s important to understand how and why mold grows in a bathroom to work on preventing its appearance. Bathroom mold is most commonly caused by excessive dampness. So try these tips to keep or clean it out.

  1. That sheen of steam on your mirror may be fun to draw letters or cute faces for your significant other but beware! It is important to run your exhaust fan while you shower or bathe. Let it continue to fan out the moisture for twenty minutes after you bathe as well.

  2. Squeegee the tile and your bathroom wall to rid it of excessive moisture as well. Also, make sure the tile is waterproofed with a standard grout sealer.

  3. If you currently have mold, use the 90/10 water/bleach blend to scrub it away and call the professionals at SERVPRO of Douglas County to check for any unseen mold in your crawl spaces or attics.

Mold is nobody’s friend, so give it the boot and breathe easy again! We are here to handle any jobs!

Clean Those Gutters

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

During long summer days, it’s easy to forget that there is always a possibility of a downpour! Air conditioning maintenance and air duct cleaning are essential for the inside of the home, but don’t neglect the outside! Summer rains can bring high damaging winds that can dislodge branches from trees which may look to find a new home...on top of yours! So, it’s essential that after every troublesome storm, an inspection to your rain gutters is performed. It is simple enough - all you will need is a ladder, gloves, protective goggles, water hose and a scoop. Let’s dive in!

Cleaning your gutters can be performed in 3 easy steps:

Climb the ladder and start scooping! Start from the end closest to the drain outlet and remove any debris with your scoop, working away from the drain outlet. For faster cleanup in the end, toss the offending material into a bucket on the ground.

With your water hose in tow, spray a steady stream of water through the gutters towards the drain outlet. This is much easier using a hose with a pressure gauge for high and low power, but any will work just as well.

Check your drainpipes for any blockages. Hopefully any potential blocks are minimized by scooping out the debris before it makes it into the pipes. However, there are instances where the rain storms forced material into the pipes. If you see a trickle instead of a flow coming from your pipes, use the hose at the top of the gutter and spray directly into the outlet. For harder to reach items, try a plumber’s snake.

Use these quick and easy tips to ensure your rain gutters are ready for any storms Mother Nature wants to throw your way.

Alaska Regional Medical Center - Anchorage, AK

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Alaska Regional Medical Center in Anchorage Alaska suffered damages after a 7.2 earthquake occurred in the fall of 2018.  Our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team was called out to provide mitigation services for the medical facility. Our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Team was able to work in certain areas of the hospital without disrupting patients in other areas of the building.  

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our Extreme Response Team helps with commercial, storm, fire and water losses, along with large bio cleaning jobs.  Our large, 53' trailers are loaded and ready to respond at any given moment to have your commercial property operating under normal procedures ASAP.

Extreme Team

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Douglas County is one of the very few SERVPRO franchises that are privileged to have a Large Loss/Extreme Team.  

Our Extreme Team travels all over the United States helping commercial property owners after major disasters.  Our Extreme Team has traveled to Texas, Florida, Eastern Oregon, North Carolina, North Dakota and Alaska, just to name a few.

When a large disaster or storm hits an area, our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Team is immediately mobilizing and moving towards the loss site.  We have several employees who work strictly for our Extreme Team, and are gone for months at a time.  We have a large loss trailer stocked and ready to go at any given time.  The trailer will be pulled throughout the day/night until they reach the destination in order to start helping out in any way that we possibly can.  

There is no job to big for our SERVPRO of Douglas County Large Loss/Extreme Team.

Why Realtors Should Choose SERVPRO

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

In today's real estate market, you can have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings whether it be a commercial or residential listing. You also want the ability to move a sale through quickly to get your commission.  Presentation is everything.

SERVPRO of Douglas County professionals can assist you in many different ways to make this sale the best!  We can assist you in inspecting a crawl space/attic area for mold, water, or biohazard damage and also replace the vapor barrier if needed.  We can assist in estate sales in the case of hoarder clean outs with optional inventory itemization and cleaning services.  

A SERVPRO of Douglas County professional can attend your next sales meeting to discuss how to recognize the potential for mold and what to do in case of a fire or water emergency.

So before you risk the opportunity to close the sale of the property, call SERVPRO of Douglas County 541-459-3987.

This is how we do it

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes you or your family, your home or your business, the first call you should make is to SERVPRO of Douglas County.  We have a 24/7/365 business phone that one of our SERVPRO of Douglas County employees will answer, no matter what time of day or night...even on holidays.

Once you are on the phone with our office, we will ask you some questions about your home and your loss, which helps our crews know what equipment and supplies will best work for your situation at that time.  We will get your address and ask for insurance information as well, as we work directly with insurance agents so that all parties are aware of what is happening throughout the process.  

After assessing your loss, we will schedule a SERVPRO of Douglas County crew to come out to your home or office as soon as possible to begin assessing the loss and to answer any questions you may have.  

Making SERVPRO of Douglas County your first call after a water, fire, smoke, mold, biohazard, storm or commercial loss will always be the best call you'll make!  541-459-3987

Leave the Hassle of Board-Ups to SERVPRO of Douglas County

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Leave the hassle of Board-Ups to SERVPRO of Douglas County.  Boarding up damaged property is a burden that no one should ever have to go through, especially if it is your property that has been damaged.  

Boarding up damaged property incorrectly could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, making your stressful situation even worse.  Not to mention boarding up after damage, can be as dangerous as the damage itself.

SERVPRO of Douglas County has many years experience is boarding up both commercial and residential properties.  Board-ups after fires, or abandoned homes are something that we are called out often to do.  SERVPRO of Douglas County will also board up commercial properties if a car runs into your building, a rock is thrown through your window, or any other situation that would benefit from closing the damaged space.

Your SERVPRO of Douglas County professionals can board up the damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind.  Make SERVPRO of Douglas County your FIRST call.  541-459-3987