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Chimney Flue Fire & What You Should Know

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Chimney Fire Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your fire, smoke and water damage 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

Chimney flue fires can be extremely dangerous. Many people discover they have a chimney or flue fire first by the sound. It can be very loud cracking noise like a bond fire. Flames or dense smoke may shoot from the top of the chimney. Chimney fires can burn rapidly. It is important to get out of your home quickly and call 911 as soon as you see signs of a chimney flue fire.

chimney fire is the combustion (burning) of residue deposits referred to as soot or creosote, on the inner surfaces of chimney tiles, flue liners and stove pipes.

Signs to look for to see if you may have had a chimney flue fire are:

  • Warped metal of the damper, metal smoke chamber connector pipe or factory-built metal chimney.
  • Cracked or collapsed flue tiles, or tiles with large chunks missing.
  • Discolored and/or distorted rain cap.
  • Heat-damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney.
  • Roofing material damaged from hot creosote.
  • Cracks in exterior masonry.
  • Evidence of smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners.

If you think you may have had a flue fire call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for your free inspection and estimate.

What is Mold?

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water & Mold SERVPRO LOGO If you think you have mold damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Mold is a fungus that can be found almost anywhere and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present.  Once mold starts to grow it can spread fast. Mold can grow in low humidity and low temperature.

Water damage, if left untreated, in your home or office can cause secondary damage. One way to eliminate mold is to fix the water damage immediately and removing the source of moisture. Reducing humidity can decrease the spread of mold as well.

If you have a water damage it is important that the source of moisture is dried out within 24-48 hours to prevent the start of mold spores. Hard surface nonporous materials such as countertops, tile and appliances may be cleaned, however porous materials such as ceiling tiles, walls and carpet may have to be removed and replaced dependent upon the amount of mold damage.

If you find anything that appears to be mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We will send our expert technician out to perform a free inspection and a free estimate to remediate water damage and mold damage from your structure as well as give you and an estimate to repair any damaged structure caused from the water or mold damage.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County will work directly with your insurance company. For more information visit our web site at www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

The Dangers of Mold

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall If you have mold damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 or visit us at www.SERVPROsouthshastacoutny.com.

Mold is everywhere. It is a fungus that can be found outside and inside of buildings and in nature. It grows in lower humidity and low temperature areas. Mold grows when it is introduced to a source of moisture.   

Mold can become a problem when there is a perpetual moisture problem. Once mold starts to grow with a continuous source of moisture it can cause health effects to humans and pets.

Many times, people who are affected by mold have respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis. If you notice mold in your house your may want to get an inspection. As well as see a doctor if you are feeling unwell after exposure to the mold.

Mold can be removed once the source of the continuous moisture has been stopped. If you notice that you may have a pipe leak or a roof leak and notice a dark area where it was water damaged you will want to call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection and estimate to remediate the mold and perform any repairs caused by the water and mold damage. 

Common Causes Of Water Damage

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Girl Holding A Pan Don't Be Caught Holding The Pan. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your water damage needs. Call 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

There are several common causes of water damage. Self inspections are a great way to prevent future water damage at your house. Below are some causes of water damage that can damage your home or business. 

1. Damaged Plumbing such as cracked pipes, clogged pipes, frozen pipes, rusted pipes, rodent infestation, leaking HVAC units, appliance supply line, sewage overflow or backup, clogged rain gutters, and damaged roof.

It is easy to get busy and forget to check and maintain a home before the winter storm hits. However, doing a complete self-inspection on your home before winter could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the long run.

Completing a self-inspection on the most common causes of a water inspection is quick and easy.

Check all your plumbing in the kitchen and in the bathroom under the sinks and the refrigerator water supply line. Make sure everything is tight and be sure there is no moisture around the seals.

Wrap your exterior pipes. Our winters can be unpredictable and sudden. When temperatures drop our exterior pipes can freeze causing a pipe to burst. A simple fix to a prevent an awfully expensive fix is worth taking the time to wrap your pipes.

Inspect your roof. Make sure that your valley and ridges are clear from debris such as leaves, branches, and acorns. Also check your rain gutters for debris throughout the winter.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you have any signs of water damage. We will send an expert technician to perform a free inspection and estimate.

Water Damage Have Your Office Backed Up?

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Office is Flooding Don't wait until more damage begins. Stop water damage before it continues. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424.

Water damages in the office can happen often. Many times office water damage is caused by old pipes in the building, a busted overhead sprinkler, kitchen/break room plumbing and sometimes sewage over flows. 

No matter the size of the water damage it can also cause secondary damage to floors, walls, and ceilings if not handled correct. Not to mention a water damage can cause loss of production in your office and day to day business. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We respond 24/7 to all emergency water damage. Our experienced technicians will respond right away to extract any water damage out from the structure, begin the dry out process and perform moisture inspections to ensure the structure is drying out properly. 

Our staff is IICRC certified in water mitigation and restoration. We are a locally owned and operated franchise with over 20 years experience in the North State. For a free inspection and estimate call now. 

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Can I stay in my house after a house fire?

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom Fire If you have had a house fire call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your fire and smoke damage needs. 530-241-2424.

It is not recommended to stay in your home after a house fire until it has been restored. Smoke caused from house fire is mostly carbon monoxide and cyanide. Most homes have many synthetic materials such as plastic and rubber. When these materials burn it puts off a toxin causing cyanide poisoning.

Inhaling smoke and ash particles can be harmful to humans and pets causing the nose, throat, and lungs to become irritated. Over time these irritations can turn into more serious health issues such as asthma.

To restore your home and contents to its original status you must have it professionally cleaned. Cleaning will depend on the materials and the amount of smoke or fire damage it has suffered.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to perform a free inspection and estimate. We will work directly with your insurance company.

Our expert technicians are IICRC certified in fire restoration. We are a locally owned and operated franchise serving the North State and Shasta County area for the last 20 years. For more information give us a call.

What Happens During A Hailstorm?

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Hail Damage To House If you have hail damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 for all your water damage needs at 530-241-2424.

There are 4 types of severe storms that can cause heavy damage to your home, office, and outbuildings in the Northern California area. These storms consist of hail, lighting, wind, and rain.

In Northern California we rarely see hail the size of dimes and quarters. However, June of 2019 proved to be a hailstorm to remember. Many of us watched in disbelief as the quarter size hail hit our car windshields, plants, and roof tops. Watching the damage unfold right in front of us for a full half hour.

The damage after the storm was a mess. Roof tops, skylights, and windows had been torn, tattered and broke by ice balls the size of rubber balls you find in a vending machine at the grocery store. Many people were not prepared for such an unexpected hailstorm in June. Once the built-up hail on roof tops began to melt many people found themselves with water damage on their ceilings.

If you find yourself in a similar situation due to any type of storm damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7. We can send our expert Water Techs out to cover up any continuous water damage from entering your home, dry out and monitor existing water damage and repair water damages.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County

  1. works directly with your insurance company.
  2. gives free inspections.
  3. provides you with a free estimate.

We are here to makes sure that the damage stops and does not continue to create more damage. Call Now! 530-241-2424

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Cleaning Up Your Business From Vandalism

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Vandalism Board up SERVPRO of South Shasta County is your emergency specialist 24/7 at 530-241-2424

Businesses face a lot of expenses including maintaining curb appeal. No business owner likes to show up in the morning to open for the day and discover vandalism to their store front. 

Vandalism can come in many forms and affect your day to day business. What can SERVPRO of South Shasta County do for you?

1.  Remove paint from windows, buildings, and concrete.

2. Remove biohazard materials such as needles, trash, defecation, vomit and blood.

3. Emergency Board Up from windows and doors being broke. 

4. Homeless camps.

5. Glass and debris cleanup. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your businesses vandalism needs. We are available 24/7. We are here to keep you and your business from having to close down, affect your customer or employees.

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here for all your emergency service needs like vandalism, water, fire, smoke, sewer and mold damage. Free inspections and free estimates. Call Now!

Post Construction Cleaning Will Make Your Office Shine

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Bucket with Supplies Post Cleaning Construction will make your new office shine. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

To have the opportunity to customize your office building is as important as building your business. Taking the time to design and construct your business is not the last step to making your business shine. Post construction cleaning is the final touch to success. 

After construction there can be a lot of sawdust, debris, and packaging left behind. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for post construction cleaning. We will complete your new construction with post cleaning that will leave your business shine!

It is important to perform post construction cleaning before your move in your new office furniture, electronics, and equipment. Keeping it dust free. SERVPRO of South Shasta highly trained cleaning staff will start from top to bottom. We will dust, heppa vacuum, duct clean, shine and polish floors, stairwells, cabinets, elevators, clean windows. Our cleaning technicians will give your business that showroom quality for your grand opening.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta today for your free inspection and free estimate. 

Inspect Your Home Before The Storm

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Tree Fell On House Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm needs. Your Water Restoration Specialist! 530-241-2424.

Storm damage to a house, barn, shed, or business can be devastating. It can reek havoc on your day to day living or business. 

Wind, rain, snow and flooding are the most common causes of storm damage. Helpful tips to lessen the chances of weather damage is inspecting your home before the winter weather hits. Look for 

1.  Damage to your rain roof gutters. Make sure they are not sagging and not full of debris. Clear out anything that could block water to flow freely through the gutter.

2. Make sure any pipes that are exposed to the weather elements are properly wrapped to prevent your pipes from freezing.

3. Check your roof for loose or missing shingles. Make sure all shingles are secured properly.

4. Look at your trees on your property. Inspect and cut week over grown limbs that could fall during a heavy wind or snow storm. 

If your structure has suffered from weather damage this year. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7.