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Which Room Should You Remodel First?

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Remodeling call us at 530-241-2424 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

Have you been living in your home for a while now and feel that your interior could use an update? Or maybe you’re moving into a fixer-upper and most of the house needs to be remodeled. Remodeling your home can be an expensive endeavor and it is usually is best to decide on which room you want to renovate first.

First ask yourself which room will increase your home’s value?

When it comes to the decision of what room you want to remodel first, you’ll want to focus on the room that will regain the remodeling costs so you can create equity. If you go this route, SERVPRO of South Shasta County recommends remodeling your bathroom or kitchen first. A kitchen will generally cost more to remodel than bathrooms, but they tend to give a better return on your investment. So, in the end, remodeling your kitchen generally ends up paying for itself.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County not only specializes in fire damages and water damages, but we also do remodeling projects and repairs. Let us know if you have any construction ideas that we can help you with.

Give us a call at: 530-241-2424

Dust Cleaning Your Home

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

Dust Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration SERVPRO of South Shasta County Contact us at: 530-241-2424

Eliminating airborne dust particles should be an important part of your cleaning routine. Regularly dusting can help eliminate dust in your home, but it often makes all the dust in your house become airborne. The best way to mitigate dust in your household is to ultimately eliminate it at the source. Overall, ridding your home of dust can help improve air quality, and prolong the life of electrical appliances, furniture, and household electronics.

Here is a list of 10 things you can do to maintain a dust-free home:

  1. Use Door Mats

Place door mats outside and inside your home to trap dirt and keep it from spreading into your house. And make sure to clean door mats regularly to prevent buildup.

  1. Groom Your Pets

Groom your pets to help keep dead skin and hair from accumulating dust.

  1. Close Windows

Too reduce dust it is recommended to keep windows closed, especially on dry and windy days.

  1. Mop Floors

Using a damp mop to clean your floors will help eliminate a large amount of the dust in your home.

  1. Beat Area Rugs

While vacuum cleaners help reduce dust, the most effective way to clean rugs is to beat them. So don’t be afraid to give your rugs a good beating.

  1. Clean Blinds

Clean blinds regularly.

  1. Install and Air Purifier

Air purifiers help circulate the air and capture dust and dirt.

  1. Vacuum Regularly

We recommend vacuuming your home once or twice weekly.

  1. Get Rid of Clutter

Dust will settle on any surface it encounters, so do your self a favor and reduce clutter in your home.

  1. Clean Closets

Fabrics easily attract dust, so it is wise to keep your closets clean and shut closed.

Lastly a duct cleaning can be very beneficial to eliminating dust and allergens in your home. If your air ducts haven’t been cleaned in the last 5 years and your allergy symptoms are triggered when you turn on your heating or air Contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

Be Ready for Wildfires

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

wildfire Call 530-241-2424 to clean up and restore your household in the case of a fire damage.

Are you ready?

Wildfire season is officially here in the state of California and it is very important to be prepared. An evacuation plan requires the involvement of every household member and there are real benefits to being prepared.

Here are three steps to be prepared for Wildfire season:

1.Map out a wildfire action plan - This requires the participation of each household member.

Here is a checklist to help you prepare a wildfire action plan.

  • Choose an emergency meeting location outside of the fire hazard area.
  • Plan several different escape routes and practice them regularly.
  • Have fire extinguishers in place and teach every household member how to properly use them.
  • Ensure that your household members know where your gas, electric, and water main shut-off controls are and how to use them safely.
  • Have a radio or scanner so that you can stay updated on fire alerts
  • Designate an out-of-area friend or relative as a point of contact so that you can communicate with household members in case of separation.
  • Maintain a list of emergency contact numbers. Keep these posted near your phone and in your emergency supply kit.
  • Ensure to have evacuation plans for pets, large animals such as horses, and other livestock. 
  1. Assemble an emergency disaster supply kit – This kit will contain a collection of necessities your household will need in the case of an emergency. Each household member should have their own emergency kit. It is also recommended everyone keeps an emergency kit in their vehicle in case access to the household is not available.

Here is an official check list to go by: https://www.ready.gov/kit

  1. Make a household communication plan – Communication networks and electricity may be compromised in a wildfire and that is why it is important to have a communication plan in place.

Every member of the household should be considered in creating this plan. It is a must that the methods are well communicated with everyone at a level that they understand. Rehearsing this plan regularly will help assure that everyone is on the same page and know exactly what to do in case of an emergency.

Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County we understand how serious wildfire season is an that is why we highly recommend you follow these steps and work to assure the safety of your household. If your home has unfortunately crossed paths with a wildfire rest assured our staff at SERVPRO of South Shasta County are here and ready to help.

Call 530-241-2424 to clean up and restore your household in the case of a fire damage.

Here Are the Services We Provide

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Clean call us at 530-241-2424 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is on call and available 24 hours and 7 days and we are ready to respond to your emergency. We are a leader in fire and water restoration services including mold remediation. Fire and water restoration though are not the only services we provide. Here is a list of some of the other quality services that we can provide you:

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors & Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti

Our Professionals at SERVPRO of South Shasta County are dedicated to being faster to any sized disaster. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.

If you require any of the services above or just want a free estimate please call us at 530-241-2424 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com 

How to Deal With Smoke Damage

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

smoke damage Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

Here in Northern California, we know all to well the dangers of wildfires and the aftermath they leave behind. Structure fires and wildfires alike have caused many homes and businesses to become completely ruined even if a building was untouched by the flames. This is a result of the aftermath and all the smoke that left a layer of soot indoors.

Smoke can act as like an acid and will have a different effect on all the materials in a structure. Therefore, it is crucial to act quickly after a fire as to prevent permanent damage. The longer you leave your smoke damaged home untreated, the more extensive the damage will become and the cost to mitigate will continue to rise.

The best action you can take to mitigate the effects of smoke damage is to call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County our technicians have extensive knowledge and are certified in Fire and Smoke damage clean up and odor control.

If you have a smoke damage from a recent fire, give SERVPRO of South Shasta County a call. We will gladly help you asses the damage and help make "Like it never even happened."

Contact us at: 530-241-2424

How To Prevent Electrical Fires

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Electrical fires make up for 6.3% of residential fires and many industrial fires. Whenever electricity is in use there will be the potential of a fire breakout. Here are just a few common sources of electrical fires that SERVPRO of South Shasta County has encountered below.

Overloading a Circuit – To many units plugged into a single circuit can create a fire risk.  Circuit breakers usually compensate for this, but there is always a chance wires or other components will overheat.

Extension Cords – Cords tend to run across the floor and other risky areas which can lead to damaged and exposed wires. This exposure around flammable materials can be a dangerous fire risk.

Faulty Outlets – A damaged or unproperly installed electrical outlet has the potential to cause a spark or other events that may cause a fire.

Light Fixtures – If a light bulb is installed that exceeds the wattage limit, or there isn’t proper ventilation to a light fixture, it may result in a fire.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County has found the best way to prevent electrical fires is to assure that all electrical work is done by a trained and qualified electrician.  Having electrical work done properly can potentially save you money and hassles in the future. It is also important to inspect and test your electrical systems for potential issues on a regular basis so you can eliminate any problems before they become a fire disaster.

If you or anyone you know has experienced a fire damage contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Eliminating Those Unpleasant Odors

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Odor Cheese Contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County our professionals are trained by the IICRC to identify and eliminate unwanted odors. We understand that odors can originate from several locations both inside and outside your place of property. 

Sometimes simply covering up the smell with conventional means will not eliminate the source. SERVPRO of South Shasta County has all the training and specialized equipment which we will use to identify and eliminate the source of the odor.

Whether it is caused from biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, combustion sources such as fire and smoke damage, and chemical sources such as fuel oil spill or volatile organic chemicals, we have you covered.

The science used to detect and remove odors can be complex and frustrating. Thankfully, we are equipped to identify and pinpoint the cause of the odor and can determine the conditions in which it contacts any surface.

So, if you think you would benefit from a professional Odor Removal and Deodorization service contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Common Leaks in Commercial Buildings

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

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The best way to prevent a water damage in your place of business is to know where to look for telltale signs of a water leak. Here are some locations to assess so you can potentially detect a water leak before it happens in a commercial building.

Toilet Leaks – Toilets in commercial buildings tend to get a lot of use. Toilets have several parts that tend to deteriorate which can lead to eventual issues. Be sure to inspect and replace toilet components as soon as they begin to deteriorate.

Faucet Leaks – Leaky faucets are another common and generally neglected issue in a commercial building. Faucet parts tend to wear out over time and when watertight seals or other components begin to leak it can lead to water loss. Not only will this raise your water bill, but it may also cause major water damage to your building. Be sure to repair any leaky sinks as soon as possible.

Underground Leaks – These leaks can be very damaging and tend to be difficult to detect. If you notice wet patches of soil, extensive growth of foliage or a dramatic increase in your water bill you may want to get this checked out.

Hidden Leaks – These leaks are probably the most difficult to detect and can cause the most damage considering they go unnoticed for long periods of time. Some tell tale signs of a hidden leak will be water marks, swelling of walls and swelling of ceilings and floors.

If it is to late and you have experienced water damage in your commercial building sure to contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County. For 24/7 Water Damage Response.

Contact us at: 530-241-2424

How to Plan for a Fire

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Plan If you or anyone you know has experienced a fire damage contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

If you live in California, you are surely well informed on the dangers of fires, and especially wildfires. It is always a good idea to prepare, plan and to stay informed on what is going on in your area. Here are some tips to follow so you can plan ahead.

FIRE DETECTORS

Smoke alarms are critical for being able to detect a fire quickly and greater increases your chances of making it out safely.

  • Install smoke alarms in every area of your house.
  • Routinely check and replace batteries.
  • Test and replace faulty alarms.
  • Always keep alarms operational.

BE PROACTIVE

It is never a bad idea to be prepared and take extra measures to lessen the devastation of a disaster.

  • Know how to use and maintain a fire extinguisher properly.
  • Make digital copies of all important documents you may have.
  • Keep a fireproof safe for valuable items.

ESCAPE PLAN

Have a well-reviewed escape plan with every person in your household. Practice enacting your escape plan and make sure everyone is on the same page.

  • Practice crawling low beneath the smoke.
  • Check doors for heat with your hand.
  • Close doors as you leave.
  • Make sure windows are easy to open from the inside.
  • Cooperate with fire fighters.

If you or anyone you know has experienced a fire damage contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Call 530-241-2424

The terms Mold Remediation and Mold Removal are overall interchangeable. The fact microscopic mold spores exist naturally, indoors, and outdoors, means removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Mold being impossible to completely remove presents Mold Remediation as the mold viable option.

Mold Remediation entails returning a mold-infested property back to a acceptable and natural level. This process will clean up the spores, so mold levels are no longer harmful to the building or cause health effects to its inhabitants.

When a large mold outbreak occurs, it may be time to contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County. SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a qualified restoration company that understands the science behind mold and mold growth. Our professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.    

We are A Leader In Mold Mitigation so whether you need fast removal services possibly due to recent water or moisture damage or just want a routine inspection

Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County

Call 530-241-2424