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Unfinished Crawlspace Can Cause Excessive Moisture

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Some homes in Northern California are built with a crawlspace. A crawlspace is the narrow area between the ground and the first floor of a home. It is typically unfinished, with a dirt floor. In some cases it can be as narrow as 2-ft. x 2-ft., just enough room to crawl around inside — hence the name. A crawlspace is often an access point for electrical, plumbing and ventilation within the home.

A crawlspace is typically vented to the outside or an adjoining basement. This ventilation allows air to circulate below the house. However, if a crawlspace is not properly vented, excessive moisture from the ground can accumulate on wood and concrete. Many homeowners also like to use the space for storage, though one should consider the moisture and environment first. Unfinished, properly vented  crawlspaces are good for storing construction materials like bricks, tiles, piping or anything that won’t be damaged by moisture. Ventilation is a key factor in optimizing a crawlspace.

Unless you live in a dry climate, moisture can be an issue, especially in an unfinished crawlspace. Not only would the humidity damage things like clothes, books, food and furniture, but moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth.

If you have questions about mold in a crawlspace or if your crawlspace is adequately ventilated, feel free to give SERVPRO of South Shasta County a call at 530-241-2424.

Flood Tips

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. In fact, nearly 25% of last year’s claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in moderate to low-risk communities. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S. Flooding can also result from plumbing failures, frozen pipes and damaged structures. Flood damage can affect your business operation in a variety of ways and can range in size from being isolated to a single room to entire floors being fully submerged.
Knowing how to prepare and deal with potential flooding in advance can affect how much of your property can be restored and how much has to be replaced.

Below are prevention, mitigation and restoration tips to follow until help arrives:

Flood Prevention Tips:

  • Determine if your property is in a floodplain. 
  • In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by the local emergency management officials.
  • Carefully access how your company functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. 

  • Plan what you will do if your building, plant or store is not accessible. 

    SERVPRO of South Shasta County has been called on by numerous home owners and property managers to preform the necessary equipment service. 

Call US Today SERVPRO of South Shasta County at (530) 241-2424

Wildfires and Safety

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Wildfire season is upon us and so it is time to get your home ready to reduce fire danger. A defensible space is a space surrounding a home or other structure that is designed to reduce fire danger. It is a buffer you create and maintain between your home (or other structure) and the grass and trees that will stop or slow the spread of wildfire.

Some examples of creating a defensible space include:
•Placing gravel, pavers, and other non-combustible materials around the home. •Mulch should not be placed directly adjacent to the home.
•Removing dead leaves, branches, and other debris from the roof, deck, porches, or stairways to protect your home.
•Removing branches to no closer than 10 feet from your home.
•Limiting outdoor furniture to decks.

Mold Environment

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold spores are found both indoors and outdoors, in many cases mold spores can enter your home through windows, open doorways, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the outside air can also attach itself to clothing, bags, animals, and shoes.

Mold growth, which can look like little spots, can come in many shapes colors and sizes depending upon the severity of the damage. If you notice a mildew or musty odor mold could be a problem in your home.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, please call us today at (530) 241-2424

Cause for Fire

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

fire Be sure to minimize your risk of fire. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for all you fire damage needs.

There isn't a single person who wants to experience a house fire. Their home ends up getting damaged or destroyed, along with most of their belongings. 

A majority of fires are preventable. Are you taking the proper steps to prevent a fire in your home? Note the 3 common causes of home fires:

3) Electrical Equipment & Lighting
Wires, Extension Cords, & Heaters are in almost every home. Malfunctions can cause this equipment to go up in flames. One of the most common is decorative Christmas lights. When left on or unattended for a long period of time, these lights can overheat and cause serious damage.

Keep in Mind...
Unplug electrical equipment that's not in use.
Check any decorative lights periodically to avoiding overheating.

2) Dryers
Dryers are commonly known for starting fires, yet many don't take the time to properly maintain their dryer.

Keep in Mind...
Clean out the lint tray after every use.
Never run your dryer without the lint tray in place.

1) Cooking
According to the NFPA, 46% of home fires start in the kitchen with cooking. Cooking can easily be distracting, especially when making large meals.

Keep in Mind...
Never leave your stove top unattended.
Keep children away from hot areas in the kitchen.

This information will help you to minimize your risks of a home fire like never before. Aside from this information, Smoke Alarms need to be replaced and tested to help keep your household aware of any potential fire danger. Review and share this information to keep you and your loved ones safe from a home fire.

If you have a fire in your home. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

We can securely board up your home, clean soot smoke and fire damage, clean water damage and we also are general contractors. We can perform any repairs you need.

Mold Prevention Tips

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold spores can cause damage to not only your home or business but more importantly to yourself. Here are some tips from us to help prevent mold growth in your home or business. Ensuring that your home is properly vented can play a big part in in preventing mold growth. Be sure to use your exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. Fix any leaks in your homes roof, plumbing, or walls so that the mold does not have moisture to grow.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Commercial Water Damages

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Whether you've experienced a large or small scale commercial water loss, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In most cases we are able to keep businesses operating and open while we mitigate.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of South Shasta County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call SERVPRO For Immediate Service in South Shasta County

4/15/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Redding. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (530) 241-2424

Residential Services

Whether your Redding home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Redding commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Spores In Your Home

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. Whether it's the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, household mold is more than unsightly. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

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. 

If your home or business has a mold problem, Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to inspect your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Call us today at 530-241-2424

Smoke Damage In Your Home

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

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There are four common types of smoke damage. 1. Dry Smoke 2. Protein Smoke 3. Fuel/Oil Residue Smoke 4. Wet Smoke. Depending by different circumstances like the fire's temperature, fueling materials, and location. How do you know if you have smoke damage? 

Immediately after a fire, you may begin to notice stains on your walls, ceilings. As time passes, you may also begin to notice corrosion on metal hardware.  Is it safe to live in a house with smoke damage? Smoke can impact your entire home. It is not safe to live inside a house with smoke damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you have had a fire and/or smoke damage. We do free inspections for fire and smoke damage. 

Call us today at 530-241-2424