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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)

fire hazard SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your Fire Restoration Needs. Contact Us At: 530-241-2424

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)

commercial water Contact us at: 530-241-2424

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

Top 10 Common Places to Find Water Leaks

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

water leak SERVPRO of South Shasta County Call us today at: 530-241-2424

There are numerous concerns to look out for when you become a proud homeowner. One of the most important things to keep an eye out for is water damage or the possibility of it. Water damage is one of those disasters that needs to be addressed right away as it can spread to unaffected areas and result in even higher costs to repair. Also it's important to remember that mold can develop in an affected area in as little as 48 hours after a water damage has occurred.  

Here are 10 of the most common places to look for water leaks:

  1. Water Heaters
  2. Toilets
  3. Water Pipes
  4. Refrigerator and Freezer
  5. Washing Machine
  6. Air Conditioner
  7. Gutters
  8. Sinks and Showers
  9. Sump Pumps
  10. Air Ducts

Inspecting these common areas is the best way to prevent the likeliness you will need a water damage restoration. Unfortunately, not all water damage can be prevented so if you have found water damage on your property and are located in South Shasta County or the Redding, CA area contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County

Call us today at: 530-241-2424

Mold in your Air Ducts?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold air ducts Call 530-241-2424 today so your Air Ducts can get a proper cleaning.

Mold is one of the most crucial issues when it comes to vents and air ducts.  When condensation is allowed to build up, or water gets into your vents, then that moisture will remain and collect bacteria. If over time your air ducts are not thoroughly cleaned and maintained than that moisture will begin to grow mold and mildew.

The first signs of mold will usually be an unpleasant, mildewy stench and ultimately overtime certain molds will travel into living spaces and cause health effects.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to help you identify the different types of mold ahead of time so it can be stopped before it spreads to other areas of your property. After a proper cleaning of your air ducts, we will also offer a professional sanitizing and deodorizing service so that your system stays clean.

"Like it never even happened."

Call 530-241-2424 today so your Air Ducts can get a proper cleaning.

Dealing with Pests in your RV

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

Rodent Infested Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Have you gone to pull your Recreational Vehicle out of storage just to find you have new unwanted guests? RVs are particularly attractive to unwanted pests for the same reason homes are, they are a perfect place to find left over food and shelter. If it's not too late here are some tips to help prevent an infestation from happening.

Prevention:

To start you will want to make sure all your doors and windows remain closed and that any large openings are properly sealed.  If you plan to leave your doors and windows open then installing screens will go a long way.  For any cracks or holes that you may find they can easily be sealed using a spray foam sealant.  Be sure to do a thorough inspection and check along all your seams and corners.  The best way to keep your RV pest free will be to keep it as clean as possible.

But if it’s too late...

And your RV has already been invested and you are now faced with the overwhelming task of how to thoroughly clean up all the contaminants that have been left behind,

Contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County where we are equipped to give a complete and detailed restoration of your property.

For a free estimate today call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.  

How SERVPRO of South Shasta County Assess and Inspect Your Water Damage

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement For 24/7 Water Damage response call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

When we arrive on scene the first thing we do at SERVPRO of South Shasta County is identify the source of moisture in your home or business. 

After the source is addressed properly, we can then identify the category and classification of water damage so our technicians can restore your property based on industry guidelines. The different levels of water contamination will affect the type of restoration processes we use.

Once we have determined the type of water, we can then inspect the extent of the damage and begin the water removal process.

Immediate action is crucial for water damage, and SERVPRO of South Shasta County is equipped to provide an immediate response and successful restoration.  We use advanced equipment and techniques to remove water quickly.  The sooner our professionals can respond to a water damage means less structural damage and reduced possibility of mold. 

For 24/7 Water Damage response call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

What Not To Do After A Fire

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

What not to do after a fire damage is just as important as what you should do.  The following list will help you avoid certain mistakes to help reduce the stress of a horrible situation, but first here are some fire safety tips to make your home or business more protected.

  1. Test smoke alarms regularly.
  2. Inspect your heating sources.
  3. Keep your oven and stove clean.
  4. Do not leave your kitchen while cooking.
  5. Inspect your dryer on a yearly basis.
  6. Maintain and inspect electrical cords.
  7. Safely store flammable products
  8. Practice caution with candles
  9. Be careful with your fireplace.
  10. Have multiple fire extinguishers.

If you unfortunately experience a fire damage here are some helpful tips on what not to do before the restoration process begins.

  • DO NOT attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of South Shasta County.
  • DO NOT attempt to clean any electrical appliances without have them inspected first.
  • DO NOT consume any canned or packaged food or beverages the were exposed to the fire.
  • DO NOT use any ceiling fixtures if your ceiling is wet.
  • DO NOT wash or send your garments to a dry cleaner.

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

Why SERVPRO For Your Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard Logo 24-Hour Emergency Cleanup & Restoration Call us at 530-241-2424

Crime and accident scenes will often have blood and other biohazard contaminants that can pose a serious health risk.  Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County our technicians follow all OSHA and EPA protocols.  Our primary focus is always safety, and we make sure to handle your property and the people involved with the utmost respect and empathy. 

After our local police department have finished processing a trauma scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin.  Our trained technicians at SERVPRO of South Shasta County will remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in line with OSHA and health regulations.  Training and experience is essential when choosing a restoration service and SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to help transform any contaminated environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a 24-Hour Emergency Cleanup & Restoration Service.  If you or anyone you know needs a trauma cleanup today,

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

"Like it never even happened."

Do You Have A Mold Problem?

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

MOLD PROBLEMS? Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Call 530-241-2424

Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County we understand mold and mold growth.  Removing all mold from a home or business is near impossible, but our remediation specialists here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County have extensive training through the IICRC to ensure efficient and effective remediation and restoration of your damaged property.

Mold can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours and may have the potential to cause health effects.  If you are concerned mold is spreading through your home or place of business, we can assess it with our Mold Remediation Process:

  1. Contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

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

Allergy Season Is Here!

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

It’s finally spring time and that means allergy season is officially here!  One of the best ways to mitigate your allergies this year is to give your home a long needed duct cleaning.

 If you are wondering if a duct cleaning would be beneficial to you here are 6 Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning:

  1. Dust
  2. Mold
  3. Rodent or Insect infestation
  4. Home was recently built or has had a Major Renovation
  5. Rising Energy Costs
  6. Seasonal Allergens

Overtime allergens can build up in your air ducts making it difficult to avoid allergy symptoms no matter how well you clean your house.  A professional duct cleaning from SERVPRO of South Shasta County is one of the most effective ways to remove allergens from 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 Us at 530-241-2424

Have Rodents Taken Over Your Attic?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

insulation removal If you or anyone you know has a rodent infestation we offer free estimates and work directly with all insurance companies. Contact us at 530-241-2424

The most common damage that rodents can cause in your attic is the waste that they can leave behind such as urine and feces.  Subject to the number of rodents and how long they remained in your attic will dictate how severe the cleanup process will be.  Rodents are host to several dangerous diseases that can be found in the waste that they produce.  Therefore, it is important to address these infestations and follow it up with a detailed clean up from us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County. 

Long term exposure to rodent waste can leave you susceptible to many life threatening diseases such as salmonella and the hantavirus.  In order to keep you and your family safe we at SERVPRO of South Shasta County follow up an infestation with a detailed and thorough cleanup process. SERVPRO of South Shasta County will start by cleaning up all rodent urine, droppings, nests, and dead rodents.  Next, we will remove all contaminated insulation and disinfect any effected surface areas with our anti-microbial products.

What is special about SERVPRO of South Shasta County?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of South Shasta County is committed to provide our community with superior service.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is proud to serve Shasta County and surrounding counties for over 20 years. Veteran owned and operated we restoration services such as:

  • Water damage mitigation, cleaning, and repairs.
  • Fire and Smoke damage mitigation, debris cleanup, smoke clean on structure and contents and repairs.
  • Mold damage mitigation, cleaning, and repairs.
  • Biohazard cleaning from homeless camps, animal feces, trauma, and crime scene cleaning.
  • Duct cleaning for residential and commercial structures.
  • Board Up Emergency security.
  • Vandalism cleanup and debris removal.
  • Residential remodels.
  • Pack Out for emergency mitigation and repairs.

 SERVPRO of South Shasta Is Here To Help!

  • We work directly with all insurance companies.
  • Our technicians are IICRC certified in water, fire, and mold.
  • General Contractors, Ca Contractors License #832560
  • Free Inspections
  • Free Estimates
  • 24/7 Emergency Response

If you are experiencing a disaster at your home or business call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We are committed to provide our community with superior service. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County Clean

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for Free inspection and Free Estimates for all your cleaning needs.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County does not just do fire, water and mold restoration, but we clean. SERVPRO of South Shasta County can clean your house top to bottom after any type of damage or general construction repairs. 

Types of Cleaning Services SERVPRO of South Shasta Provides:

1. Fire/Smoke Cleaning. After a fire the smoke and soot debris will be found everywhere and it can be very toxic. In your cabinets, on your dishes, furniture, decorations, carpet and flooring, bedding and walls you will find evidence of a fire. 

2. Mold Cleaning. If you find mold in your house that is caused from a water damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Once we find the source of the mold, we can repair and clean the area. 

3. General Post Construction Clean. Call us after you have completed a remodel or new construction in your home or business. SERVPRO of South Shasta can hepa vac all the dust and debris, wash windows, clean floors and prepare your space making it ready to move in. 

4. HVAC Duct Cleaning. Wildfires, neighbors fire, general dust, debris and dander cause your ducts to have an odor or blow out dust. This can cause the household to have allergies and you may notice you are dusting a lot more. 

5. Animal Feces or Infestation Aftermath. If you have had a rodent infestation and need cleaning done after the rodents have been removed, SERVPRO of South Shasta County can clean up and remove.

6. Homeless camp, biohazard and debris cleanup. Have you arrived at your business and found that you have someone camped out on your front door. Call SERVPRO we can clean any biohazard waste left behind.

7. Trauma Scene Cleanup. The aftermath from a trauma is considered biohazard. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to perform sensitive trauma or crime scene clean. We are  respectful during when dealing with these sensitive jobs. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your cleaning needs.

Inspections and Estimates are Free!

Get To Know SERVPRO of South Shasta County

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Veteran Owned Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a locally owned and operated restoration and general construction company. We have served the Shasta County and local North State area for over 20 years. 

After working for SERVPRO in Oregon, Doug Williams, came to Redding California in 2000 and purchased SERVPRO of South Shasta County. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a 1 STOP SHOP who specializes in:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Smoke Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Mold Restoration
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Covid-19/Corona Virus Clean and Sanitize
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Trauma Cleanup
  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Duct Cleaning
  • General Contraction, Rebuild and Remodels
  • Animal and Feces Debris Cleanup
  • Fire/Smoke Damage Cleanup

Our technicians are IICRC certified in water restoration, fire, and mold. We respond 24/7 to any emergency water or fire damage and we will perform free inspections and free estimates for all of our mitigation services. 

Our construction company is qualified team that will perform water damage repairs, fire repairs, and mold repairs. Our team has accomplished many rebuilds and remodels after a major water or fire damage. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your restoration and repairs. We will work directly with your insurance company. 

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.

Mold Remediation After A Water Damage

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Mold Remediation and Repairs Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution. Small mold exposure is an easy solution. Just clean with bleach and water mix. However, large mold exposed areas are much more toxic and can require a professional mold remediation to eliminate the fungus.

Removing extensive amounts of mold can be dangerous to one’s health. To eliminate your exposure to mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We will send our expert technician to come out and perform a free inspection and estimate to remove the mold and repair any damages caused by mold.

Mold remediation is a process. Below are some of the steps that can be taken to remove the mold.

  1. Assess the damage.
  2. Make sure the source of the moisture or leak has been fixed or stopped.
  3. Contain the area where mold is growing.
  4. Set an air filtration system in place to contain spores that may be airborne.
  5. Remove and/or clean any areas of walls, floors, contents which contain the mold infestation.
  6. Schedule an industrial hygienist to perform a mold clearance test.
  7. Complete all repairs necessary.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to complete all your mold mitigation. We are a 1 STOP SHOP that can perform mold remediation and all repairs. We are a licensed and bonded general construction company who will work directly with your insurance company.

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

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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.

Fire at Your Business? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County.

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Computer Fire Fire, Smoke, Water, or mold damage at your business call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

A fire in your business can be devastating to the business owner, employees, and customers. Business owners are often left after the fire with a lot of questions from; how to begin an insurance claim and what is the quickest most efficient way is to get my business back up and running. 

Step 1. Call your insurance right away. Find out what type of coverage you have.

Step 2. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Our services include:

  • Board up and secure your business from entry after the fire.
  • Work directly with your insurance. 
  • Clean up all disposable fire and smoke damaged debris.
  • Clean, seal and paint the  salvageable structure.
  • Perform any repairs you may need to get back to business. 
  • Clean contents, documents and furniture. 

SERVPRO is a 1 STOP Shop for all your fire, smoke, and water damage needs. We are locally owned and have served Shasta County for over 20 years. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection and estimate. 

Water Damage Have Your Office Backed Up?

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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. 

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

Can I stay in my house after a house fire?

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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?

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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

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

Cleaning Up Your Business From Vandalism

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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.

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

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

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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

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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. 

Get Your Business Covid-19 Cleaned

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Covid-19 Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a FREE Covid-19 Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sanitizing Estimate at 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County are proud to announce to our community that we offer Covid-19 Cleaning, Disinfect and Sanitizing. 

It is important to keep your business open during the Covid-19 pandemic. Did you know that the same products that we use for during our Covid-19 cleanings are hospital grade and are also used to kill many other viruses?

Providing cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing is a way to keep your staff and customers healthy and happy knowing you are doing everything possible to maintain your business during these unforeseen times. 

If you have been exposed to Covid-19 or any other virus. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County  Free Estimate. It is worth your safety!

We would be glad to answer any questions that you may have regarding Covid-19 cleaning, disaffecting and sanitizing. 

We have performed dozens of Covid-19 cleanings in the Shasta County Area for schools, businesses, restaurants, and government buildings.

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

SERVPRO of South Shasta County Can Provide Restoration To Your Business

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Loading Equipment Into Van Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County with emergency restoration needs. Water, Fire, Mold, Vandalism and Covid-19 Cleaning. 530-241-2424

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is your 1 STOP shop for all your business restoration. 

In a commercial facility that employees a lot of people it is important that any water damage, sewer damage smoke damage, Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) cleaning, or mold damage is acted upon right away. Taking fast action can prevent further damage from occurring down the road and it also can prevent staff from becoming sick from cross contamination.

We want to help you getting back to normal business. SERVPRO of South Shasta County can respond to any of your water, fire, sewage emergency services 24/7. We work directly with your insurance companies, property management companies and private commercial building owners. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a licensed general contractor. Any damages you may have we can also repair. We are a 1 STOP Shop!

Call now for your FREE Estimate! Get Your Business Back To Business!!!

Help! My Living Room Is Flooding!

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Flooded Living Room SERVPRO of South Shasta County will respond 24/7 to your emergency water damage call 530-241-2424. www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

Coming home to a flooded living room is not exactly ideal way to be welcomed home.

Water damage can be stressful and over whelming. It is imperative to act fast to ensure that further damage is not going to be in your future. 

The most important key when dealing with a water damage is to make sure it gets dried out properly. If moisture is not eliminated mold can develop causing structural damage as well as making residence sick if left to get out of control.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to help! We are a 1 STOP SHOP that can perform all your water mitigation and repair needs. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County will:

1.  Moisture monitor the water damaged area

2. Set extraction equipment and drying equipment.

3.  Work with your insurance directly from start to finish. 

4. Complete any demo that has been structurally impaired from water damage.

5. Perform repairs to completion.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 for all your emergency water damage.

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

5 Ways To Prepare Your Property From Storm Damage

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Gutter Debris Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm damage needs 24/7 530-241-2424.

Being proactive in preparing your property from storm damage before it starts can be greatly beneficial and save you money in the long run.  Before winter storms season hits have you done everything you can to prevent storm damage from your home?

Some preventive tips you can do to keep your house from suffering from storm damage is:

  1. Clean out gutters and downspouts. Backed up gutters and downspouts are one of the leading caused of roof damage. Clean out gutters and downspouts before winter storms start and often during the winter months.
  2. Sump pump annually. If you have a sump pump under your house for standing storm water, make sure it has power and it has had annual maintenance. You do not want to find out it doesn’t work when it is too late.
  3. Check the windows and door seals. Make sure they are not sun damaged and cracked. Forced water caused by winds can leak through window and door seals that are wore out.
  4. Check all your pipes and makes sure they are insulated from the outside weather. Freezing pipes will bust and once the water melts it could cause major damage to your structure.
  5. Review your insurance coverage. Make sure you are aware of structure and content damage coverage. Know your deductible.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County can provide you with any emergency and nonemergency storm damage. Leaking roof, leaking pipes, fallen tree, flooding, and much more. Call us 24/7 at 530-241-2424 or look us up on the web.

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com 

Why Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County?

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Fire & Types Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 for all your emergency disaster needs at 530-241-2424

When disasters happen in our home or business it can be stressful. SERVPRO of South Shasta County can help. There is no job too big or small. Our goal is to get you back into your home or business while keeping your stress level down. 

8 Reasons To Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County

  1. 24/7 Response to any fire or water emergency.
  2. Free security board up after a fire.
  3. Free inspections and estimates.
  4. Work directly with your insurance company.
  5. IICRC certified
  6. General Contractors
  7. Full services disaster debris cleanup, mitigate and repair.
  8. We are a 1 STOP SHOP!

What kind of services does SERVPRO of South Shasta County provide?

  • Water damage extraction, dry out and repairs
  • Fire damage debris clean, content clean, structure clean, and repairs
  • Mold damage removal
  • Biohazard cleanup and debris removal
  • Rodent cleanup and removal
  • Covid-19 Cleaning Specialist
  • Vandalism cleanup
  • General Contracting and Remodels
  • Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO of South Shasta County can mitigate and repair any job. Call for a Free Inspection and Estimate today.

Do You Know There Are 6 Types of Fire?

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Fire Damage 24/7 Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 for all your fire needs. 530-241-2424

Do You Know There Are 6 Types of Fire?

Fire can be dangerous during and after. Everything from heat from the flames to smoke and water damage. But fire can be very toxic also. The toxins caused by fire has a lot to do with the type of fire and what has burned during the fire.

The 6 different classes of fire

  • Class A--Solids
  • Class B--Liquids
  • Class C--Gases
  • Class D--Metals 
  • Class E--Electrical Fire
  • Class F--Cooking Fats & Oils

It is imperative to your health to makes sure the professionals deal with the aftermath of the fire. Depending on the type of fire determines how debris clean up and structure and content cleaning is performed.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you have a fire for a free inspection and estimate. We can secure your structure for free and we can get you back to normal living.

Flood Damage From Weather Can Destroy A House

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Living Room Flood Your house flooding? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm related needs. We respond 24/7 call 530-241-2424.

Weather is unpredictable. There are days when we do not expect to come home to water flooding in the back door due to the rainstorm from earlier that day. 

Water damage from flooding can cause a lot of damages to your structure. It is important to not wait. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County immediately before any further damages begin. 

Secondary damage from water is not unusual if it is not dried out or extracted immediately. Mold and other bacteria can begin to grow and cause toxic reactions to homeowners if left untreated.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County staff are IICRC certified in water. We will arrive within 1 hour of your call if you are local to the area. Once on site we will start drying out your structure and begin all mitigation services. 

Don't sell yourself short by trying to dry out a flood yourself. In the long term it will be more cost effective to have professionals monitor moisture levels and dry out the structure for you. 

Untreated Water Damage Can Cause Extra Damage To Your House

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Wet Carpet Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to prevent secondary damage after a water damage at 530-241-2424.

Untreated Water Damage Can Cause Extra Damage To Your House

  • Water damage can ruin your electrical system—Electricity can short out and cause further damage with electrical appliances.
  • Water damage lowers the value of your home—Untreated water damage can long term damage, dry rot, and mold.
  • Water damaged ceilings—Ceilings that have water damage can cave in dropping sheet rock, insulation, and debris into your living space.
  • Break down of carpet—Carpet fibers, glue and carpet pad can breakdown from water damage if left untreated. If you catch a water damage on your carpet quick enough it may be salvageable.
  • Ruin Drywall—Water can soften and break down drywall. Untreated wet drywall may lead to mold damage.
  • Health hazards--Toxins, chemicals, and contaminants remain on water damaged furniture long after they dry. Flood waters can contain harmful bacteria and microbes that can make you sick and linger on your belongings.

 If you have undergone a water damage do not wait. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We are experienced experts that will get you back to normal living fast.

www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

Did you know there are 3 Categories of Water Damages?

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24/7 services SERVPRO of South Shasta County Responds 24/7 to all your emergency water disasters. Call 530-241-2424 for your Free inspection and Estimate.

Category 1—Clean Water

Category 1 water damage is water damage from broken pipes, overflowing sink, or rainwater. Health risks associated with category 1 water damage is low, provided, you respond to the situation in less than 48 hours.

Category 1 water damage if left untreated for more than 48 hours gets exposed to different contaminants which can turn it into category 2 water damage.

Category 2--Greywater

Some common sources of greywater are equipment discharges, chemical wastes like detergent, laundry, and soap. Category 2 water damage can pose mild to severe contamination risks. Greywater can promote microbial growth and the severity of the condition usually escalates with time. Both direct and indirect exposure to greywater damage can affect your personal health and property.

Category 3--Blackwater

Waters from sewers or water containing grease, oil, urine, etc are ideal examples of black water. Presumably, this water type hoards bacteria, viruses, and other toxic allergens, which makes it contagious.

It is mandatory to exercise special caution when dealing with black water.

If you have any questions regarding water damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We will ensure a safe and stress free experience.  

Commercial Duct Cleaning

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE Quote for Commercial or Residential Duct Cleaning. 530-241-2424

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates. SERVPRO of South Shasta County can inspect the HVAC unit and ducting.  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the air duct work of your business. At least once every three or four years, have your duct system professionally inspected to check if it is due for a cleaning.

Did you know the benefits of servicing your HVAC unit can?

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE quote for commercial duct cleaning. We strive to make your air clean.

After The Fire

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After The Fire If you have had a fire call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We provide FREE Security Board Up. Call now.

Fire can cause an extreme amount of damage to your home including damaged cause by flames, heat, smoke, and water. The aftermath of fire leaves behind is toxic. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.

The fire department will make sure the utility services (water, electricity, and gas) are safe to use. If they are not safe, firefighters will have your utilities turned off or disconnected before they leave. Do not try to turn them back on by yourself.

Call your insurance company right away and start a claim. They can help you get set up in another residence if your home is inhabitable.

Next Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. In some cases, you may need to board up windows and doors so no one can get in. We will board up your house at no cost to the homeowner.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County will work directly with your insurance company to pack out your contents, clean your contents, clean your home, and to perform any repairs you need to get your house back to the way it looked before the fire.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County responds 24/7 to any emergency fire that needs a security board up. WE will give you and your insurance company free fire inspection and estimates.

Storm Damage Can Be Devastating

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Storm Damage If you have storm damage, water damage or mold damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We do FREE inspections. 530-241-2424

Storm damage can be devastating and stressful. Cause of storm damage can be everything from heavy rainstorms, fallen trees and debris, hurricane, flash floods and heavy winds to freezing pipes, melting snow and a leaking roof.

Water damage can range from wet floors, wet sheet rock, blown off roofing, broken windows and more. There is no time to waste. It is important to make sure that any wet areas in your home are properly dried out so that mold does not grow.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm damage, water damage and mold damage. We will do a free inspection, moisture check and provide you with free estimates. SERVPRO of South Shasta County works directly with all insurance companies to ensure you a less stressful experience.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County respond 24/7 to all emergency disasters. No storm damage is too big or too small for SERVPRO. We handle it all.

Common Causes For Bathroom Floods

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Bathroom If your bathroom floods. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

It is not uncommon for plumbing to get occasionally backed up. However, nobody wants to come home to a flooded bathroom, hallway, bedroom or living room because of a flood in the bathroom. 

Common causes for bathroom floods are

  1. Human error. Sometimes distractions cause us to forget to turn off the bathroom faucet or bath tub. It can be as simple as a knock at the door and OOPS! 
  2. Clogged toilets can cause water to back up and over flow the toilet. Sometimes waste water with feces and toilet paper may flood into the bathroom. 
  3. Broken toilet supply line or loose toilet supply line. Be sure your supply line fits properly and secure. 
  4. Broken pipe under the sink. This can more often than people think. 
  5. Hair or other debris caught in the drain. Animal and human hair can clog your drains and toilets. 

If you have a flood in your house call a plumber first to help stop the problem. Then call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We will clean up debris, dry out wet areas and repair any damage caused from the water damage.

Common Causes For Bathroom Floods

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Bathroom If your bathroom floods. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

It is not uncommon for plumbing to get occasionally backed up. However, nobody wants to come home to a flooded bathroom, hallway, bedroom or living room because of a flood in the bathroom. 

Common causes for bathroom floods are

  1. Human error. Sometimes distractions cause us to forget to turn off the bathroom faucet or bath tub. It can be as simple as a knock at the door and OOPS! 
  2. Clogged toilets can cause water to back up and over flow the toilet. Sometimes waste water with feces and toilet paper may flood into the bathroom. 
  3. Broken toilet supply line or loose toilet supply line. Be sure your supply line fits properly and secure. 
  4. Broken pipe under the sink. This can more often than people think. 
  5. Hair or other debris caught in the drain. Animal and human hair can clog your drains and toilets. 

If you have a flood in your house call a plumber first to help stop the problem. Then call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We will clean up debris, dry out wet areas and repair any damage caused from the water damage.

Freezing Pipes Can Cause Water Damage

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipe Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We can assist you 24/7 on any emergency water damage.

Depending on their exposure to wind and the elements, pipes can freeze when temperatures are higher than 20 degrees. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.

Pipes that freeze most frequently are:

  • Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.

What can you do to prevent pipes from freezing and causing a water damage at your house?

  1. Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer's or installer's directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed.
  2. Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so that any water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing the pipe to break.
  3. Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas. SERVPRO of South Shasta County can remove and replace insulation. Call for a free estimate.
  4. Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are in unheated areas. Look in the garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold-water pipes in these areas should be insulated.

If you have a water damage because of frozen pipes, call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We can assist you 24/7 on any emergency water damage.

Why SERVPRO of South Shasta County? Let's Count The Ways!

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24/7 services If you have any cleaning, restoration, or repairs that need to be completed at your home or business. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-5084

Why SERVPRO of South Shasta County?

Locally owned and operated franchise in the Redding area for over 20 years. Our goal is to treat every customer with the comfort that their home or business will back to "Like it never even happened." IICRC certified in water, mold, fire and biohazard cleanup we take pride in using industry standards to restore your structure. 

  1. We respond 24/7 to all your emergency needs:
  • Water damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Sewage Floods
  • Security Board Ups
  • COVID-19 Cleaning, Disinfect and Sanitizing
  1. We can handle any:
  • Mold
  • Vandalism
  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Smoke Damage
  • Fire or Water Pack Out
  • RV Smoke Damage
  • Animal Feces or decomposition removal and cleanup
  1. We work directly with:
  • Insurance Companies
  • Mortgage Company
  • Self-Pay
  • Property Management Companies
  • Government Agencies
  1. We are Certified California General Contractors
  • Repairs
  • Remodels
  • Additions
  • Painting
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Licensed, Insured & Bonded

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is your 1 Stop Shop in all your mitigation and restoration needs.

Structure Fire? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County

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Fire Debris Clean Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your fire, smoke mitigation and repairs. We are here to help. 24/7. 530-241-2424

A fire at your house or business can be a stressful and confusing process. Many people do not know where to begin the process of getting back to a normal functional environment.

The aftermath of a fire can be dangerous. From fallen debris to unknown toxins in the structure and contents. Try not to go into the aftermath of the fire if you can. Call the experts to help you.

Here are some of the things you can do when you are dealing with a fire.

  1. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County! We will board up your home or business for free after a fire. It is important to keep yourself safe from liability from others entering your home with out permission. Boarding up the windows, doors, roofs, and temporary fencing can keep out looters.
  2. Contact your insurance company. They can help pay for temporary housing while you are displaced from your home. Your insurance will get a claim started for you. Let them know that you are having SERVPRO of South Shasta County perform services for you.
  3. SERVPRO of South Shasta County can pack out any of your smoky contents, clean your contents, clean your structure.
  4. Repairs needed? SERVPRO of South Shasta County can help do that to. We are general contractors. We do everything from sealing, painting, insulation, drywall, paint, and flooring. We are your 1 STOP SHOP!

Fire and smoke damage is no joke! Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your fire, smoke mitigation and repairs. We are here to help. 24/7.

Keeping Our Community Safe During The Covid-19 Pandemic

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Covid Clean - image of employee in PPE cleaning SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all Covid-19 Cleaning at 530241-2424.

Keeping Our Community Safe During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Accurate information is essential to keeping our community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. During 2020 we have experienced mix messages to what keeps our community safe and Covid-19 free.  Practicing good hygiene is a great way to stay safe against Covid-19.

  1. Wash hands frequently, especially after sneezing or coughing
  2. Do not shake hands. Stop! Please do not touch my hands if you have not washed your hands.
  3. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  4. Wear a face mask
  5. Wipe down your grocery cart before using it
  6. Wipe down high touch surface areas in your home and office before and after each use
  7. Stay home is you do not feel well
  8. Social Distance at least 6 feet from others
  9. Wash all children’s toys after any play dates.
  10. Respect other people’s space. Try to utilize your own computer station at work to avoid spreading germs.

If you have a Covid-19 outbreak in your home or office and you would like SERVPRO of South Shasta County to Disinfect, clean and sanitize call now for your free estimate at 530-241-2424.

Crime Scene Cleanup & Remidiation

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Crime Scene Clean - image of crime scene tape Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for a free biohazard cleaning and remediation estimate.

Many times after a crime scene or a suicide the family is asking the question of “How do we clean up the aftermath?” or “Where do I dispose of biohazard materials after a love one has passed?”  Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to help you out. Our goal is to make you feel confident that when you return to the scene you will feel less stressed knowing you have had professionals cleaning up for you. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County’s team of experts will maintain confidentiality, respect, and integrity while we inspect, remediate, clean, sanitize and bill your project.

Did you know that we also provide services for other biohazard type jobs? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for a free estimate on biohazard crime scene cleanup, suicide cleanup, homeless vandalism cleanup including removing human biohazard waste like vomit and feces, as well as animal and rodent infestation and feces cleanup.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a 1 Stop Shop

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Restoration & Repairs 24/7 SERVPRO of South Shasta County Is Here For You! 530-241-2424

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a 1 Stop Shop for all your emergency restoration and reconstruction.

We are here to help you with all your fire, water, mold, and biohazard needs. We have provided services to the surrounding Shasta County area for over 20 years. 

No More Calling Several Companies To Take Care Of Emergency Restoration and Repairs.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a 1 Stop Shop!

  • Our goal is to provide start to finish services on any emergency structure damage that you are experiencing.
  • IICRC Certified Fire, Water and Mold
  • We provide 24/7 emergency services
  • Free estimates
  • We work directly with your insurance company
  • We are licensed general contractors
  • We provide mitigation services for Commercial and Residential
  • We provide repairs and remodels on Commercial and Residential

If you have any emergency service needs or questions.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We are your 24/7 Emergency Service Providers

What Is Mold?

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Wall with Mold Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you suspect you may have a mold problem. Call 530-241-2424 for your free inspection and estimate.

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.

Molds thrive on moisture and reproduce by means of tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. You are exposed to mold every day. In small amounts, mold spores are usually harmless, but when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow.

What to do if you suspect mold in your home or business? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection. We can inspect the area of concern, detect if there is moisture and provide you with a free estimate to start the mold remediation process.

Mold is not something to mess around with. It is important to detect the area where you identify the mold to stop the moisture source. If mold is not removed it can cause health effects to humans and animals.

If you suspect that you may have a mold problem. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a FREE inspection and estimate. We are also general contractors therefore we can work direct with your insurance company to make sure you are taken care of from start to finish of the project.

Water Damage & Repairs

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Kitchen We respond 24 to emergency water damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your water damage and construction repair needs at 530-241-2424.

Water damage is can be caused by leaking pipes, sewer lines, roof leak, flooding and much more. If water damage is not address quickly it can cause major damage to the integrity of your structure. Often if water damage is not tended to immediately it can lead to mold, damage drywall and paint, buckle wood and laminate floors, lift tile flooring.

 Do not compromise your home. By not taking care of water damage can make a small damage turn into a huge repair with a large bill to go with it. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 if you have a water or sewer leak in your home. We can help minimize damage my  extracting any standing water, set air movers to dry out area, monitor moisture until structure is dry and we can remove and replace any part of the structure that has been damaged beyond repair.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a general contractor, licensed and bonded in California. We can repair any damage to your home caused by water damage. We work directly with your insurance and we are IICRC certified in water damage.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your water damage and construction repair needs at 530-241-2424. We respond 24 to emergency water damage.

FREE Covid-19 Disinfecting, Cleaning & Sanitizing For First Responding Agencies

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

First Responders If your agency has been exposed to Covid-19 call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is proud to announce that we offer FREE Covid-19 Disinfecting, Cleaning and Sanitizing for FIRST RESPONDER Agencies in the Shasta County area. 

Our fire fighters and law enforcement are so important to our community at a time when we need them most. They offer services to our community and put their lives on the line daily. Our priority is to keep our first responders safe by providing them a safe working environment. 

If your agency has been exposed to Covid-19 or any other viruses call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We will be happy to come to your office, warehouse, and vehicles properly disinfect, clean and sanitize using our hospital grade products. 

Prevent Christmas Tree Fire This Holiday Season

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Prevent Christmas Tree Fire This Holiday Season

Did you know that fire departments respond to approximately 160 Christmas tree fires per year? Do not let a fire ruin your holiday.

A Christmas tree can become engulfed in less than one minute, causing property damage in 30 seconds. This property damage can range from smoke damage to structure damage.

5 ways to help prevent a Christmas tree fire are:

  1. Purchase a fresh cut Christmas tree, not a dry tree.
  2. Keep your Christmas tree at least 3 feet away from any heat source like wall heaters and fireplaces.
  3. Water your Christmas tree every day to keep it hydrated and fresh.
  4. Do not use damaged Christmas tree lights that have frayed cords.
  5. Make sure when you leave the house and go to bed that the light to your Christmas tree are off.

If you have the unfortunate experience of a holiday house fire. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We are here to respond to your emergency 24/7. We also work directly with your insurance company, provide free estimates and free security fire board ups.

Disaster Rescue? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Disaster Rescue Disaster Rescue? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to rescue you from any disaster. 530-241-2424

Did you know that SERVPRO of South Shasta County is the leading fire and water restoration company in the North State? We have serviced Northern California for 20 years in smoke damage, wild fire structure damage, security board up, demolition, water mitigation, flooding, mold mitigation, bio hazard cleaning, trauma clean-up, duct cleaning, vandalism, virus and Covid cleaning and disinfecting. Not only do we offer emergency services but we are also a General Contractor. This means we are a ONE-STOP business. That's right! Once we perform emergency services for you we can also perform repairs on the damages your home or business has sustained. We work directly with your insurance company to reduce the stress for you. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County Today for your free inspection. 530-241-2424

Storm Readiness Plan

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Readiness If you have any storm damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection. 530-241-2424

Winter is coming and Northern California weather can be tricky. SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to help.  We experience everything from wind, water, hail, snow and flooding. Here is a quick guide to Northern California winter readiness. 

1. Clean out rain gutters. Remove loose debris to prevent water damage on roof.

2.  Keep batteries, flashlights, food and water on hand. 

3.  Sandbags are a helpful tool to prevent water from entering the structure. 

4. Generator. Helps keep refrigerator from food spoilage if power is out for multiple days. 

5. Board Games. Always a plus to keep the kiddos and the family entertained. 

If you experience any winter damage to your home our business please call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We do free inspections.

Duct Cleaning Your Business

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning SERVPRO of South Shasta County can accommodate duct cleaning hours for business so you don't have to interrupt productivity. Call now and ask us how.

Duct cleaning is an easy simple way to protect your staff and customers' health. Regular duct cleaning can increase your business' heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air they breathe. HVAC ducts can trap allergens, debris, and odor which may affect the way your staff and customers react when they enter your business. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County can accommodate your business and provide duct cleaning services after hours so your day to day business is not interrupted. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County and ask about a free inspection and estimate.

Covid Sanitizing, Cleaning and Disinfecting

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Proactive Covid Clean Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 if you have concerns of COVID/Coronavirus exposure. See how we can HELP!!!!

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Our team of professionals have been trained and experienced in virus sanitizing, cleaning and disinfecting as per CDC guidelines. Call today for cleaning and disinfection of your home or business to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We use CDC recommended labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. 

3 Categories of Covid/Coronona, Pathogen Virus Cleaning Based From Exposure Types

  • Level 1- Sanitizing: Misting entire area with an antiviral.
  • Level 2- High Touch Cleanup: Cleanup of high touch surfaces is required for a situation involving a person who is suspected to have COVID-19 or a Person Under Investigation; which is someone who is involved in a quarantine situation or has come in contact with someone testing positive. This includes cleaning and disinfecting of high touch nonporous surfaces and cleaning and sanitizing of high touch porous surfaces.
  • Level 3- Enhanced Cleanup- Enhanced cleanup is required for an area in which a person who has been confirmed positive for COVID-19 has inhabited. This includes cleaning and disinfecting of all nonporous and porous surfaces. This enhanced cleaning includes up to 8 feet, but excludes ceilings.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Here To Help SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to help. Please call if you have any questions. We do free estimates!!! 530-241-2424

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of South Shasta County, 530-241-2424.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

We are here to help

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

We are here to help Call Now 530-241-2424

We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO of South Shasta County, we’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitzation standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Call 530-241-2424 or email us at sp8612@SERVPRO8612.com to see how we can help clean your home or business. 

Faster to Any Water Damage

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is available 24/7 for any size fire and water damage.

Always Here To Help

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Shasta County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Smoke Damage in your Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

Types Of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South Shasta County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. 

Wet Smoke

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Mold in Your Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

mold all over the walls This home had a roof leak that occurred during the storm we had locally, the roof leak was never dealt with, therefor causing substantial mold damage.

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, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Are you ready for the storm

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Although we aren't experiencing a storm at the moment, we need to accept the fact that we live in California and may get a random storm tomorrow. 

The effects of a powerful storm

El Nino did hit us hard the past couple of winters, and we made sure to remain on standby with extra materials in case we were needed. We went out to a job this weekend that had extreme mold due to a leak from past storms. Sometimes, these mold findings aren't made visible for a long time. It's always what you don't see that causes the most damage.

We battle the water and fire damage, as well as creating estimate, conducting inspections, getting additional training, and working out conflicts with insurance companies.  Dedication is our middle name!

Water job details

The roof on this home had been caved and the floor was buckling due to the rain from the storm. SERVPRO technicians went to the home right away, and determined the home could be repaired to preloss condition. If the homeowner had waited any longer, the entire home may have been absolutely soaked! While repairing the home under this condition may not be impossible, other factors may have made repair difficult. The amount of water led to a small mold growth; we removed the mold, and applied an antimicrobial agent to prevent further growth. Part of the floor had to be removed, as seen in this photo. 

Don't forget your business

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Shasta County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County:

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.

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Protecting Commercial

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Shasta County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 530-241-2424

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Fire and the know

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta is highly trained in smoke and soot removal.  Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. Are team at SERVPRO of South Shasta have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County Today – 530-241-2424

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Remediation

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Mold and Your Health

1/20/2020 (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 Us Today –     530-241-2424

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Storm Prepareness

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Shasta County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. Today is the day to make it happen

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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The storm and you

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Redding and Surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 530-241-2424

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Commercial Fires

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

When fire and water damage put the things that matter most on the line, you need the best help on the line, as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO® is so important. Just go to SERVPRO.com on your mobile phone or call 1-800-SERVPRO to get the team that’s faster to any-size disaster. Whether you’re responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 – be ready for the worst, with the best. Your trusted, local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional.

Flooding and water damage events at South Shasta County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

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.

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Getting Back to Business

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Losing business as your dealing with a disaster such as a fire, flood, or mold can be very stressfull. We at SERVPRO of South Shasta County understand this and make it our mission to get you back to back to business. 

     The smell can linger and linger if not cleaned and remedied correctly. We us state of the art equipment to ensure we do it right from the start so you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

    Treating your business as it was our own is what separates us from the rest. We make it personal and want to make you feel like family not just another number. Our team continues to further their knowledge by staying up to date with all the latest trainings. 

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How Appliance Leaks Can Cause Hidden Water Damage | SERVPRO® of South Shasta County

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

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While water damage can often come from obvious sources, such as weather or plumbing issues, appliances can create just as much damage in a much sneakier way.

Because their seals and pipes are typically isolated, homeowners may take years to discover leaks. That is why scheduling routine checks and knowing what to look for is so important for prevention.

The Appliances That Cause the Most Water Damage

Hot Water Heater
A well-maintained hot water heater can last up to 15 years, but leaks from the components and pipes may start much sooner. Checking the seals and pipes surrounding the heater is important, as well as monitoring the drain pan to ensure any accumulated water is being drained away sufficiently.

Refrigerator
Refrigerators are an appliance that does not get moved often, making them a typical culprit for hidden leaks. Ice makers and water dispensers pull water through the back of the refrigerator, and if there is a leak in their water tubing, it can cause damage behind and under the fridge if left unaddressed. Making it a regular habit to pull the fridge from the wall is wise.

Dishwasher
Refrigerators and dishwashers share many of the same sentiments, with dishwashers being even higher risk. Not only do they use more water to operate, but they also may not be covered by the average homeowners’ insurance plan. When you check the refrigerator, make a point of checking the dishwasher, too, just in case.

Washing Machine
Washing machines are so notorious for developing leaks that their hoses should be checked monthly for any drips or accumulation. They should also be replaced in five-year intervals to avoid any hidden damages from causing issues later on.

Air Conditioner
The drainage system on an air conditioning unit is designed to remove the moisture it creates as it runs, but any issues with this drainage system can easily turn into a water damage scenario. Keeping up with your manufacturer-recommended maintenance is one of the best prevention strategies—your unit will be inspected and any issues will be handled quickly. Additionally, do self-checks on your unit when it is running regularly to check for water buildup or damage.

If your home has been impacted by water damage or you’d like to put a plan in place in case it happens to you, contact us to learn how we can help.

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5 Good Reasons For Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services For Your Office

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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It is common sense that most people go for a certain service or product if they find it more useful than other similar available. It is all about better options. It is true for commercial cleaning services also. With the changing times, businesses have changed and so have the customer expectations. Now people expect more quality service, value added products. Keeping this in mind, we will be discussing how commercial cleaning services could benefit over other available options.

Here are a few reasons that will help you understand how commercial cleaning services are the better option when it comes to a clean and hygienic work place.

Better, faster Cleaning Services

Though faster is not always better, but in this particular case it actually is. Office premises vary in area and a single business could extend to more than one building and floors. What these companies excel in is the art of cleaning a premise comprehensively at a professional pace. That does not mean that just to do the jobs in standard predefined timings they would overlook the nooks and corners or do a less than thorough job. The manage it by using high tech cleaning equipment covering more area in lesser time, and by training their staff to make maximum use of their time and technology.

Competition among rival cleaning services

One good thing that has happened in the recent times is that due to the highly competitive prevailing market conditions the benefit of the resulting higher cleaning standards has gone in favor of the customer. Now you have the option of getting better quality services at highly competitive prices.

Use as you choose - Flexible working schedule

As an option against hiring your own cleaning crew, outsourcing such work to a professional service provider gives you the benefit of selecting your own cleaning frequency. Every organization has its own preference and requirement for getting the office premises cleaned. If you are a small or a medium sized business concern you may not require a daily cleaning and hence could go for a biweekly cleaning schedule or may if you feel once a week cleanup is good enough for you, you could make arrangements with the cleaning company for the cleaning work to be done like that.

After hours cleaning services

The biggest advantage of hiring a professional cleaning company is that you can have the work done after or before your office working time. What this means is that you get a clean work place less the hassles of your staff being disturbed during the work hours. However, you could arrange to have mixed services such as off time cleaning and minimal presence of the cleaning crew during work hours just to take care of the odd spill.

Value added services

Like any other business, some of these commercial cleaning services have added more diversity to their mainstream cleaning business. They are now offer value added services such as water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, sanitizing, and pest control and so on...

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Tips on how to prepare your home for winter weather

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Winter is just around the corner for Redding homes. Whether you are in an apartment or a single family home, it’s important to take steps to prepare your dwelling for the freezing weather that occurs after a winter storm. Here are some tips to consider for this Redding Winter, provided by your friendly Restoration Professionals here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County.

Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes, and can help prevent complications from freezing temperatures. 

Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets in your home - especially if the pipes for the faucets runt through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home. Consider shutting outdoor faucets off completely. Search in basements and crawl spaces to find the shut off values for outdoor faucets.

As freezing temperatures grow colder, ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damning effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.

Armed with these tips, you are able to lower your chances of experiencing a water damage occurring in your home due to freezing temperatures and winter weather. Keep an eye on weather reports in the Shasta County area as we head further into fall, and call SERVPRO of South Shasta County immediately if you know you’ve had a water loss.

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What is air duct cleaning and why should we have it done?

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.

If not properly installed, maintained and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the air of your commercial business. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

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South Shasta County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Shasta County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

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Storm Damage? Call us for FREE Board-Ups!

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Storm Damage To Your Cape May County Home? Leave the Hassle of Board-Ups to the Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of South Shasta County

Whether the damage was caused by fire, storm, or other structural disaster, 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 the wrong way could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, making the situation even worse than before you tried to board up. The process of boarding up after a storm can be as dangerous as the damage itself.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County can board up the damaged property quickly and efficiently and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind while helping to make it, "Like it never even happened."

We are serving South Shasta County and surrounding communities Call 530-241-2424 when you need emergency board up services. We're Here to Help 24/7!

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The Importance of IICRC Certification in the Restoration Industry

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

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IICRC Certification

Restoration industry standards are set by the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification Board. It is a non-profit group overseeing the qualification of the restoration, remediation and cleaning trade. When a technician obtains a program mitigation certificate from the IICRC, he or she is held to the highest standards. Not only does this keep industry standards high, but it also establishes a recognized national standard, and that is why insurance agents and adjusters keep the graduates on their preferred vendor's lists. Here are a few of the values the technicians are expected to uphold.

1. Respect

Technicians are taught that working with clients and staff that everyone treats respectfully can elevate the job site. It can also help bring out natural abilities and let inborn qualities shine.

2. Integrity

Valuing integrity, the expectation is that all graduating technicians will have strong ethical principles. Dealing honestly and upholding high values is important in developing an honorable reputation within the cleaning and restoration industry.

3. Responsibility

Once at a job, all IICRC technicians are expected to work as if the property were their own. This includes completing the job promptly and using the best tools available to finish the job.

4. Excellence

Service, leadership, and duty are all part of what the graduate is expected to bring to the office each day. Technicians are also taught to hold high standards in service, on the job and off.

5. Expertise

To keep standards, values, and expertise high, the board continues to hold classes to improve industry knowledge. As new and improved tools become available, they are incorporated into the classes. Also, certification is a lifelong process of self-improvement and gaining professional knowledge. Technicians must obtain 14 hours of education every four years.

The IICRC helps hold trained technicians of the cleaning and restoration industry to a high standard. That may be why the insurance agent’s preferred vendor lists in Gorham, ME, are filled with program graduates.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Insurance Coverage for Mold Growth

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Homeowner's insurance doesn’t provide mold coverage unless it is considered part of a "covered peril." This means your policy probably won't cover fungus growth if it is the result of a preventable water leak or the result of flooding. If your Shasta County home has high levels of humidity and mold appears in the bathroom, your insurance coverage probably won't pay for any necessary repairs.

What are Covered Perils?

  • Damage caused by automobiles and other vehicles
  • Falling objects
  • Fire
  • Frozen pipes
  • Lightning strikes
  • Theft
  • Unintentional discharge or overflow from HVAC, sprinklers, or home appliances
  • Vandalism and other criminal acts
  • Weight of snow and ice

If you can show that mold developed as the result of one of these situations, your existing insurance may pay for the cleanup and repairs.

Examples of When Your Insurance Will Pay

• You have a history of maintaining your roof gutters, keeping them clean and in good repair, but the winter has been harsh, and an ice dam has formed. If water backs up before you can address the ice dam and water leaks into your attic, it may cause fungus growth.

• A similarly well-maintained washer hose behind the washer springs a leak. You stop the rush of water and contact professionals for help, but mold growth occurs before damages occur.

• You are out of town over a single weekend, and a pipe bursts. Many gallons of water fill your basement, soaking into carpeting, furnishings, and the drywall before you return the next day.

Examples of When Your Insurance Will Not Pay

• Winter temperatures caused one of your pipes to burst, but you don't go into the basement much. The water sits there for several weeks before you notice.

• It's been a year or two since you've been on the roof. Missing and damaged shingles let water into the attic. The wood and insulation become moist and mold grows.

When mold affects your home, don't wait to schedule a remediation visit. Cleanup and prevention professionals can help you understand whether you have mold insurance, as well as when and what type of fungus growth falls under that coverage.

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How can we provide a better service?

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of South Shasta County our goals are to provide excellent service to our customers and to build up our reputation as knowledgeable experts in the field of Restoration/Mitigation. Our team consists of local-residents who want the best for their communities. We understand that needing an emergency restoration service means going through an unfortunate experience. However, we want you to take comfort in knowing that we have your best interests in mind. Therefore, we are open to hearing your thoughts and/or concerns. We are committed to leaving a positive impact and are not satisfied with our work until we restore the damage done to your property to make it look like it never happened.

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Why Winter Fires Occur and How to Prevent Them

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

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While house fires can occur for a variety of reasons, conditions in the winter make them more likely to occur.

In fact, winter is the time of the year that contains the most house fire occurrences every year. To practice fire safety during the colder months, it is important to note why these fires occur and how to prevent them.

Why Winter House Fires Are More Likely

An Increase in Cooking
Cooking is always the top reason behind house fires throughout the year, but even this figure increases in colder months. Between an increased frequency of cooking and baking as well as seasonal recipes being used, kitchens are a hotbed for fire starters if cooking is not performed safely.

The Risk of Heaters
It is not unwise to use heaters and fireplaces during the winter months, but it is important to be safe when they are utilized. Errors in heating methods cause the second most amount of fires when the weather is colder, so utilizing safety features and making sure fireplaces cannot create traveling sparks is key.

Candles and Decorations
Decoration safety is not a widely regarded caution to take note of, but it is highly important during winter. Many winter holidays are decorated for with candles, but these open flames can cause serious fire hazards if they are left unattended. For electronics such as lights, checking their cords for any fraying or tears is important to prevent a fire from beginning.

<h3you-can-prevent-winter-fires">How You Can Prevent Winter Fires

Taking note of the reasons a fire can occur is important, as is remembering tips for fire safety. Here are some of our favorite winter-weather fire safety tips to always keep in mind when cooking, decorating or doing other winter activities:

  • Check smoke alarms once every 30 days and replace every 10 years.
  • Always monitor open flames.
  • Select space heaters with automatic shut-offs in case they tip over.
  • Utilize a screen every time you use a fireplace.
  • Draft and practice an emergency escape plan with your household.

If your home has been impacted by a fire,

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MOLD SPORES?

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

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MOLD? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for Your Free Mold Inspection.

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Redding home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants. 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, 
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Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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.

Mold Remediation and Restoration

  • 24 Hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Mold and Your Home

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Signs of mold If you suspect mold in you house or business call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE mold inspection.

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 Us Today –     530-241-2424

The Air After a Fire

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning advertisement and information The air after a fire can cause breathing issues. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your smoke damage and duct cleaning. 530-241-2424

The air after a fire can linger for days and weeks. The key to restoring your air quality comes down to using the correct tools to clean the air.

You know that nasty sting you feel in your nose when walking by a building that has recently burned down? It's unpleasant & hazardous. The odor is sulfur mixed with smoke.

Keep in mind, smoke contains the residue of all the burned materials and it can be toxic It usually requires special equipment to completely clean the air. Ozone Machines and Air Scrubbers are designed specifically for this work.

Duct cleaning is a huge part of cleaning the air your breathe. When you don't clean your ducts after a fire it can cause the contaminated air and smoke particulates to enter your home every time you turn on your heating and air conditioning unit. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for any smoke damage and duct cleaning needs. 530-241-2424.

Why SERVPRO of South Shasta County

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

24/7 If you have any emergency call SERVPRO of South Shasta County now at 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is your 1 STOP SHOP!!! 

  • We are IICRC certified in water, fire, mold and biohazard
  • Franchise 20 years locally owned and operated
  • 24/7
  • Licensed General Contractors
  • We work direct with your insurance company
  • Free Inspections 

Do you have a fire, smoke, water,  or mold damage? Vandalism? Toilet overflow? Biohazard?

Do you need smoke and fire cleaning, water dry out, mold inspection, vandalism cleanup, biohazard cleanup?

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County For ALL your mitigation needs.

Abandoned Medical Office Water Damage

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage can occur at vacant buildings. If there is no one onsite many times there is no way to know if there has been any damage. 

A lot of times water damage in a vacant building is caused by a leaking roof. One thing that SERVPRO of South Shasta County recommends is that landlords and property managers should always check on vacant buildings. 

This vacant medical office had been damaged for months by busted water pipes and a leaking roof before anyone was aware. Once this water damage was discovered it was too late for damage control. They have a new problem, mold. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your water damage and mold damage. We respond are  available 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

Smoke Damage

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your smoke damage free inspection 530-241-2424.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South Shasta County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

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Did you remember to turn off the sink?

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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The baby is crying, the dog is barking, someone is ringing the doorbell and you are trying to do dishes. Sound familiar? "Did I remember to turn off the sink?" 

It happens more than you think. Busy life we forget the obvious things like turning off the faucet to the sink. Next thing you know you are running into the kitchen with flooded floors. 

Don't fret. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We can extract the water off your new floors and dry out the area for you. 

Our job is to prevent more damage from occurring. We will monitor the moisture levels to ensure that you house is dryied out like it was before the sink overflowed. 

CALL SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for all your water damage needs.

Is your business ready for the winter storms?

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Winter storm damage - burst pipe Frozen pipe burst at a commercial office & flooded 2000sf of office space. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for any size water damage. 530-241-2424

Flooding and water damage events at Shasta County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County:

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.

Be Prepared This Winter!!

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water damage caused from a winter storm? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

Being prepared for the winter means more than just turning on the heater. To keep your home safe from water damage follow these tips:

Wrap your exterior water pipes. You don't want them to freeze.

Clean your roof gutters from debris, leaves and sticks. 

Trim back heavy branches or trees that could damage your house if a limb fell.

Keep sand bags on hand in case of a flood.

Keep a storm kit on hand. Batteries, flashlights, food, water, blankets games and books.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 if your home or business has been damaged from a winter storm. 

Mold Problem

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problem Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 at 530-241-2424 for your FREE inspection.

MOLD PROBLEM? 

How do I know if I have Mold?

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. 

Indication that you may have a water damage that can lead to mold damage is soft wet drywall, wet flooring, under sink may have an odor, or you may actually see discoloration that may be mold.

If you think you have water or mold damage, call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for your free inspection. We also work directly with insurance companies to help your experience go smooth.

What's Behind That Wallpaper?

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problem Look closely. the wallpaper looks as though it is in decent shape. As it peeled away from the wall it revealed the scope of the mold problem

A home owner or business owner wants to get back to normal as soon as possible. Working to make that happen is our goal. That being said, water damage or fire damage is never a pretty thing. The right expectations need to be understood. Beyond that what needs to be understood is the reason for the time frame and process.

Let me explain. All too often especially with water damage issues we are asked to cease and desist. Pack up our stuff and leave before the work is done. There are even times that we recommend opening a wall, or pulling up the floor. Home owners and business owners will refuse to let us to do this sort of work. Why would they do that you ask. There are many reasons but the main one is that they do not want the inconvenience of more intrusion into their home. This is always a bad idea.

Restoration companies have extensive training and certifications that most do not. They also have years of experience working with insurance companies and property adjusters. This leads to a great understanding of the scope of work that is needed to properly mitigate your building. This ensures what they call secondary damage is not an option.

First let us get into what secondary damage is. Secondary damage is something that would not have happened even if the first occurred. Let me explain. If you do have a pipe break, you call and get the plumber out and stop the water. Moisture damage is what happens when you do not mitigate the water that intruded into your home fast enough.

Some key examples of what is considered secondary damage is when your wood floors start to buckle. This is not from the water intrusion it is from the wood sitting in the water that is underneath. The wood warps. This warping forces the finish to crack and the floors are not salvage able.

 Ok so you don’t have wood floors. Vinyl is not much better, look at that edging popping up. That is damage from the water getting under the floor and damaging the glue.

Cracks in sheet rock and sagging ceiling are a result of moisture continuing to collect if they did not have an outlet to release the water.

Mold colonization. This is probably the most problematic. The challenge here is many times it will be somewhere you cannot see until it is a real problem. Like an iceberg you only see a fraction what is there. Lurking behind a wall under a floor or even where you see nothing at all such as in a duct system.

Let us get back to the reason for this post. We have clients that ask us to leave early and no explanation in the world is going to change their minds. Business owners are looking at the short-term issue they must be closed. Closing means so money is coming in and many do not have the proper insurance to cover loss of business. Additionally, they tend to have very high deductibles or inadequate coverage.  Coupled with lack of income there are a lot of wrong decision made. They only want the visible water dried out. They will not allow demolition to occur for it will delay the process of reopening. Another problem is that they do not want to pay for anything more than necessary.

Home owners often as us to leave early but not always for the same reasons as a business owner. The equipment that is used in the drying process is industrial. It is not like the fan you put on your night stand to lull you to sleep. These are high powered fans used to circulate the air and create a tornado like event that forces strong air movement. They are positioned in such a fashion that they are pointed at wet objects, such as a wall.  This positioning is tied directly to where the dehumidifiers are located as well. This will force the air to push the moisture out of the wet materials into the air and the dehumidifier will capture the wet air and release it as drier air. This requires the area to be warm. We ask people to turn up their heat and the equipment itself gives off quite a bit. All too often the home owner will say the fans are too loud. They are too big and in the way. I have a party planned for this weekend. It is just too hot inside I cannot stand it anymore.

The Weather is Changing. Are You Prepared?

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Backed Up Gutters Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your water damage. All inspections are FREE! 530-241-2424

The weather in Northern California is changing quickly from a scorching hot summer full of wildfires, to a cold frosty winter. Are your prepared? Have you winterized your home?

Tips to help you during the winter season.

1. Inspect your roof before rainfall and snowfall. Make sure your shingles are secure and remove any branches or debris that may obstruct water flowing off the roof.

2. Remove debris from your gutters. When there is an abundant amount of debris in the gutters it can cause back flow of water and cause a leaking roof. 

3. Keep sandbags handy in case there is a rainstorm that is causing flooding in the area. 

If you have water damage from a storm. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for your Free inspection. We also work with all insurance companies. 

After the Storm Passes

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Storm Rain Damage SERVPRO of South Shasta County does free inspections. Call Now at 530-241-2424.

Here in the West Coast we don't experience the intensity of storms that the East Coast may endure every year. However, we do have a lot of weather challenges  like extreme heat, snow, heavy rainfall, large hail and swifts winds. 

After a storm you may discover that your home or business my have damage. There are several senerios that come with storm damage.

Roof damage can be caused by wind blowing shingles off, hail damage, or severe rainfall and gutters are overflowing with debris. 

Leaking windows from severe winds and rain blowing into a window that may need to be sealed. 

Rain water can flood into your house causing wet floors and sheetrock.

Be prepared. Have sandbags on hand if you think there is a large storm approaching. Clean your gutters making sure there are clear from debris and able to flow free. 

If you have water damage after a storm call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for a FREE estimate. We work with all insurance companies. 

Smoke Damage

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage on Ceiling Smoke damage in your house? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South Shasta County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 530-241-2424

Top 3 Causes for House Fires

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Fire Damaged House If you have experienced a fire call SERPVRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for a FREE inspection.

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.

3 Common Causes of a House Fire

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 experience a house fire, call SERVPRO of South Shasta at 530-241-2424 for your FREE inspection.

Abandoned Medical Office Water Damage

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We are here to help Find mold in your medical facility? SERVPRO of South Shasta County is her to help. Call 530-241-2424 for a FREE inspection.

Flooding and water damage events at Shasta County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether were dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County:

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 of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 if your business has experienced a water damage

Does Your Home Have A Mold?

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Mold on carpet from a water damage. If you think that you may suspect mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County Mold on carpet from a water damage. If you think that you may suspect mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. Inspections are free!

Mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture exposure and may be caused by incomplete drying.

Did you have a water damage at your house? Did you dry up the standing water yourself? Sometimes we think we remove the source of the damage. But on occasion there is often times moisture still existing at the source of the water damage.

Do you smell a musty odor? Do you see discoloration of structure where you had your water damage?

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your free inspection. We can help determine if you may  have a mold issue and fix the problem. Call now 530-241-2424.

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 re-mediate your mold infestation. SERVPRO of South Shasta County does free inspections. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County Today – 530-241-2424

How Clean Is Your Air After A Fire?

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Don't Let The Smell Of Smoke Remain After A Fire. How clean in your air after a fire? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your Free inspection and to stop the odor. 530-241-2424

You know that nasty sting you feel in your nose when walking by a building that has recently burned down? It's unpleasant & hazardous. The odor is sulfur mixed with smoke. It's called Acrid. What’s the best way to get rid of it?

Keep in mind, smoke contains the residue of all the burned materials and it can be toxic It usually requires special equipment to completely clean the air. Ozone Machines and Air Scrubbers are designed specifically for this work.

Ozone Machines destroy the Molecules, Bacteria, and Spores that cause unpleasant smells. Air Scrubbers clean the air by repeatedly moving it through HEPPA filters which help reduce the smell. 

If you continue to smell the odor of smoke after a fire. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 to do an free inspection. We can help you remove the odor of smoke. 

South Shasta County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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Smoke and Soot Damage Smoke and Soot damage can be cleaned and repaired as good as new. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a FREE inspection. 530-241-2424

Shasta County and the surrounding areas have been highly impacted this year with structure fire to residential and commercial buildings. With fire comes smoke and soot. With smoke and soot comes time for your house or business to get cleaned. 

Smoke from fires can be very invasive and cause underline issues like odor control. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County take their time evaluating a fire, smoke and soot damaged home. Our FREE inspections will include checking the duct system for you HVAC unit, attic, contents and more. 

We are IICRC certified in fire and smoke. We work direct with your insurance to provide you the services to restore you home and business "Like it never even happened."

Did you know that we also do Free Board Up if you have a fire and need to secure the building? 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all of you fire, smoke and soot services. We can get you back in your home and business fast.

Restoring After A Water Damage Event

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Broken Pipe Air Movers Drying A Commercial Building With Water Damage From Water Lines? Pipes Broke In the Ceiling

How do I restore my home or business from a major water damage event? 

If you have a major water damage or a little water damage, don't wait. Time can be crucial. Your main goal is to get that area dried out before any further damage occurs. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7. Day or night we are here for you. 

We work direct with your insurance, fast arrival, specialized IICRC water damage technicians, and free estimates!! Plus, we are general contractors. We can complete any home or office repairs. 

CALL SERVPRO of South Shasta County for any and all your water damage needs at 530-241-2424.

10 Unexpected Places Where Mold Creeps Into Your Home

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage If you suspect mold damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for a FREE inspection.

10 Unexpected Places Where Mold Creeps Into Your Home

1. Under the sink--Broke or leaking pipe.

2. Under the floor in the bathroom--broke/leaking toilet supply line.

3. Under the house--Broken/Leaking plumbing, sewage or water heater.

4. Wall behind refrigerator--Leaking water supply line.

5. In the attic--Leaking HVAC unit or roof leak.

6. Windows and wall area--Old caulking

7. Floor--Broken water line

8. Walls--Gutters my be full of debris

9. Whole house--Main plumbing line

10. Bathroom Walls--Lack of ventilation

If you see mold or smell an odor of mold. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County right away. We can help find the source. Inspections are FREE!

South Shasta County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

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24/7 SERVPRO of South Shasta County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

24/7 We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
530-241-2424 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Shasta County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Removing Pet Hair Furniture, Carpet & Fabric

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Pet Hair Removal - image of dog on couch Remove Pet Hair From Your Carpet With A Pumice Stone. Easy as 123.

It's The Holiday's! 

Do you have dog hair on the couch that you need to remove quickly because unexpected company is on their way over?

Did you just notice cat hair on your favorite comforter? Did your rabbit lay on your brand new upholstered garden furniture?

No PROBLEM!  SERVPRO Of South Shasta County has the answer for you.

1. Use a damp rubber glove to remove pet hair from furniture. It's easy!

2. A pumice stone will remove animal hair off your carpet. It's simple! Gently rub pumice stone on carpet and watch the hair come up. 

3.  Roll a lint roller over your clothes, bedding or anything fabric for a quick pet hair removal. 

When your company arrives your furniture will be pet hair free and you can be confident that your guests will be comfortable. 

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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24 hour emergency response

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SERVPRO of South Shasta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 530-241-2424

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Shasta County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Shasta County home or business

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IICRC logo SERVPRO of South Shasta County Is Certified IICRC in Water, Fire & Smoke. Call us now 530-241-2424

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Do I Have Mold In My House?

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Mold Damage Mold can seep through the insulation, drywall and paint. If you see mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection at 530-241-2424.

Do I have mold in my house? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your mold concerns.

Mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture exposure and may be caused by incomplete drying. 

Did you recently have a water damage at your house? Mold will start to grow in an area where you think you dried out the water damage however a few days or weeks later you may smell a musty odor or see a discoloration in the area that had the previous water damage. Call SERVPRO immediately for a free inspection. We can help! Get SERVPRO of South Shasta County to mitigation any and all mold that is present. Residential or Commercial we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

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Mold Damage Do you have mold? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free mold inspection 530-241-2424.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.  For those people who are affected by mold exposures there can be a wide variation in how they react. People at greatest risk for health effects are individuals with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, or other respiratory conditions, as well as infants and children, elderly people, and pregnant women. In addition, individuals with a weakened immune system are at risk.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the heating and air conditioning system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of  South Shasta County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectant products on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in both mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is 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.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - 530-241-2424

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

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Commercial Water Damage This office came welcomed it's employees with a early morning water damage. They called SERVPRO of South Shasta County to perform water mitigation.

When a water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the best help in the industry. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your commercial building water damage needs.

1. We perform water mitigation and repairs. 

2. We work direct with your insurance company. 

3. We get you back to business "Like it never even happened."

Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

CALL SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all of you commercial water damage and repairs. We are here to help 24/7.

530-241-2424

Faster to your South Shasta County Water Damage Event

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24 Hour Emergency Response 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK. SERVPRO of South Shasta County is your fast responders to any water damage. 530-241-2424

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.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of South Shasta County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County 24/7 – 530-241-2424

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

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Flooded Basement Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if your basement has flooded. For a 24 hours 7 day a week emergency response team call 530-241-2424.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your SERVPRO South Shasta County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today SERVPRO Of South Shasta County-530-241-2424

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of South Shasta County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

South Shasta County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

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Time is Crucial - woman watching bucket fill with water 24 hour 7 day a week emergency response. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for water emergencies, large or small.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Call Today - (530)-241-2424

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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Remove Smoke and Soot Damage Our technicians are experts in removing smoke and soot from fire damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424 for a FREE inspection.

SERVPRO of South Shasta is highly trained in smoke and soot removal.  Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424

South Shasta County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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Smoke Damage To Containers In A Garage Fire Smoke Damage To Containers In A Garage Fire. Soot and Smoke Damage To Plastic Is Not Salvageable. Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County To Help.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South Shasta County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County Today – 530-241-2424

Restoring Your Shasta County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at South Shasta County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

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.

Restoring Your Redding Commercial Property After A Fire Damage Event

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County For Commercial fire, smoke and soot damage experts call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Fire damage events with Shasta County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small fire cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. 

SERVPRO of South Shasta County are experts in fire damage. Let us help you get back to business fast. How can SERVPRO of South Shasta County help you?

1. We clean smoke & soot.

2. We remove dangerous debris from site for safety.

3. We do free board up to secure your building

4. We can provide temporary fencing to secure site.

5. We can perform repairs from fire and smoke damage. We are Licensed General Contractors!

6. We work with you insurance direct.

SERVPRO Of South Shasta County Can Provide Services To Help You Get Back Into Your Business After A Fire Damage. Call 530-241-2424 now.

Mold Damage

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Mold Damage If mold is disturbed it can be harmful. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a FREE mold inspection. 530-241-2424

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

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.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County Today – 530-241-2424

When Storms or Floods hit our town, SERVPRO is ready!

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Storm If your house or business has been damaged by a storm call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. We give FREE water and storm damage inspections and we work direct with your insurance company.

Faster Response 24/7 

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County  Today 530-241-2424

No Job Is Too Large

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Large Commercial Loss If your business has been damaged from fire, water or any other disaster. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424.

No Job Is Too Large!

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss,

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

The SERVPRO of South Shasta County Disaster  Team can provide help whether it’s a fire, storm, snow, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Mold Remediation and Restoration

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Mold Damage Mold damage can spread quickly. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE inspection. 530-241-2424

Mold Remediation and Restoration

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Redding home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. 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 South Shasta SERVPRO Today -

(530) 241-2424

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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.

Protect Your Home From Flooding

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House Flood If your house floods. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424--24/7. Emergency Response Available

One of the most usual places for your home to be flooded is the basement.  Even if you do not live on a floodplain or anywhere near a body of water, basement flooding can still be a possibility.  The water can come from numerous places such as:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain which can cause surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure 

Fortunately, basement floods are 100 percent preventable.  Below are some steps that you can take to ensure that your basement will not flood.

Clean Your Gutters and Down Spouts.  

It is important that you clean your gutter a couple of times a year in the fall and the spring. Keeping gutters free of debris and positioning downspouts away from the foundation can keep storm water from collapsing your gutter. The goal is to drain storm water at least three feet away. 

Inspect your house’s foundation.

Simply inspecting the exterior foundation and your basement’s walls and floors can save you money.  If your home has already been damaged by water, call SERVPRO of South Shasta counties and we will be here to help. 530-241-2424

Check your sump pump.

If you have a below-grade sump pump, check to make sure it is free of debris.  If you have a portable pump, position it in the lowest part of the basement and make sure it is connected to a power source.

Inspect your sewage and septic system.

If you have not had your sewer inspected or your septic tank cleaned, spring is an appropriate time to address these concerns.  During periods of heavy rainfall, clogged sewers and over-taxed septic’s are a disaster waiting to happen.  
Did these tips find you too late? If your home has suffered water damage - call SERVPRO of South Shasta.  We can make it "Like it never even happened."  We are available 24/7.  

530-241-2424

Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim for Water Damage

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File Claim with Insurance if you have a water damage File claim with Insurance if you have a water damage. SERVPRO of South Shasta County works direct with your insurance. 530-241-2424

Something to Know:

Every insurance policy is different. Therefore, what will be covered may only be determined by reading your policy or calling your insurance agent/insurance company to have them determine coverage. 

Knowledge is Power:

Be sure you know who your insurance company is and how to contact them. You may want to list the phone number for your insurance company on your refrigerator for easy access. You could also add your insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number to your cell phone to have ready at all times. You never know when this information is going to be important. 

Stay Calm:

This experience can be upsetting. It's important to stay calm when you are talking to your insurance company so they can ask all the essential questions to set up your claim and get the ball rolling. 

Take Pictures:

Document the situation every step of the way to help your insurance company understand the full extent of the damage. Take pictures of every room that sustained damage, structural materials affected and personal items. These pictures will help your adjuster understand the full picture of what happened and what will be involved in restoring your house and the contents affected.

Ask Questions:

Resolving the water damage issue can be very confusing. Feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of to your insurance company so that you understand what will happen next every step of the way. It's important to know what your roles are and what your insurance company will be doing for you.

Use a company with IICRC Certified Technicians:

While there are many companies that may be willing to help you clean up from your water damage, it is important to utilize a company that has technicians who have been trained to properly perform mitigation. SERVPRO of South Shasta County prides itself on the fact that our technicians are IICRC certified. Our technicians go through on-the-job training and complete IICRC training so that we can keep up with the latest techniques and technologies to dry your home out quickly to eliminate further damage. Education and training is very important to satisfying our customers

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424 if you have a water damage. We work direct with your insurance company. 

Pack-out of contents at a Shasta County fire damage

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Pack Out Contents Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you have fire, water or mold damage that requires any of our restoration & pack out services. 530-241-2424

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
     

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO South Shasta can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County will store your contents at our warehouse until repairs are complete. 

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you have fire, water or mold damage that requires any of our restoration services. 530-241-2424

SERVPRO'S DISASTER RECOVERY TEAM CAN ANSWER THE CALL!

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County 530-241-2424 to answer any of your questions. Every Minute Counts During Flood, Fire and Natural Disasters.

Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of South Shasta County has answered the call! The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby, ready to act when disaster strikes. The Disaster Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always prepared for the unpredictable. When localized storms overwhelm the local restoration companies, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is there to help manage the workload. SERVPRO has mobilization teams across the country to travel as needed to support recovery after large storm events. With mobilized local command centers, management, crews, equipment and more than 1,650 franchises nationwide, the SERVPRO Franchise System has the ability and the manpower to relocate where needed and help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

When Storms or Floods hit Shasta County, SERVPRO is ready!

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County Ready SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration call 530-241-2424

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response--We respond to any emergency water damage 24/7.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Redding and Surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today — 530-241-2424

Every Second Counts During A Fire!

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Fire Damaged Bathroom Wall Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 to do security board up.

Fire experts agree, people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out. In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year. Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan.

Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.

Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.

Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home with special considerations for elderly or disabled individuals.

Practice your fire escape plan during the day and at nighttime.

Call 911.

Contact your insurance company.

Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 to do security board up, smoke damage cleaning on structure and contents, demolition of smoke damaged area.

A Rude Awakening!

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SERVPRO of South Shasta County Did you wake up to a rude awakening of water flooding onto your carpet. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is ALWAYS at your service. We had a customer call us at 2AM because she woke up to grab a glass of water in the middle of the night, and discovered that the entire 1st floor of her home had flooded. What a rude awakening!

She called us right away, and we arrived shortly thereafter with water extractors, drying equipment, and dehumidifiers to get the ball rolling on this 3,000-square foot water loss. Thankfully, the water source came from the piping in the house, so extraction of the water and the drying process could occur ASAP. With equipment in place, our technicians left a few hours later knowing that this home owner was happy with our services. SERVPRO of South Shasta County will reach your destination within 4 hours, and that’s a promise whether it be day or night, we’ve got you covered.

Feel free to call us anytime at (530) 241-2424 – we’re available 24/7.

Water Damage

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Ceiling Water Damage Water Damage can be a disaster. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for 24 hour emergency response 530-241-2424

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
530-241-2424

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Shasta County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Surprise!!!

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Wet Floor Surprise! You came home to a wet floor. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta 24/7 at 530-241-2424 for immediate response.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is ALWAYS at your service.

Flood, leaking pipe, broken pipe, toilet overflow, or an appliance malfunction cause water damage to your home? SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to help. 

We will respond quickly, perform a free inspection, work direct with your insurance, mitigate water damage, pack out contents and restoring your home back to the way it looked before water damage.

Feel free to call us anytime at (530) 241-2424 – we’re available 24/7

No Wasted Time

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Fire Plan Don't Waste Time During A Fire. Come Up With A Safety Plan before a fire happens. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424.

Don't Waste Time During A Fire!

Fire experts agree, people have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out. In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Once a plan is developed, it is critical everyone in the home understands the plan; the best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year. Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan.

Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.

Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.

Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home with special considerations for elderly or disabled individuals.

Practice your fire escape plan during the day and at nighttime.

Call 911.

Contact your insurance company.

Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 to do security board up, smoke damage cleaning on structure and contents, demolition of smoke damaged area.

Cause for Fire

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Electrical 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. 

Disaster and Recovery

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Disaster Recovery - image of SERVPRO semi Has your home or business suffered loss from a Storm event? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of South Shasta County has answered the call! The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby, ready to act when disaster strikes. The Disaster Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always prepared for the unpredictable. When localized storms overwhelm the local restoration companies, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is there to help manage the workload. SERVPRO has mobilization teams across the country to travel as needed to support recovery after large storm events. With mobilized local command centers, management, crews, equipment and more than 1,650 franchises nationwide, the SERVPRO Franchise System has the ability and the manpower to relocate where needed and help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Water Damage

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Ceiling Water Damage Water damage immediate action is crucial. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

Top 4 Causes of Water Damage

1. AIR CONDITIONER

2. HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

3. LEAKING PIPES AND CLOGGED DRAINS

4. GUTTERS

SERVPRO of South Shasta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 530-241-2424

IICRC Certified Firm

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IICRC Certification Logo We are an IICRC Certified Firm

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals. 

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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. 

Conditions That Are Right For Mold

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Mold Growth On Drywall Behind Contents SERVPRO of South Shasta County knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

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

Mold Prevention Tips

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Mold Damage To Walls In Home SERVPRO of South Shasta County knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

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.

Wildfire Damage

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Smoke in the air from recent wildfires SERVPRO of South Shasta County provides fire, soot and water damage restoration service in Shasta County

The active wildfires here in Southern California are increasing their impact as growing Santa Ana winds add fuel to these devastating blazes that are encroaching in our area. According to the New York Times, new fires broke out in Malibu on December 7, with at least 96,000 acres already burned in the Ventura area and 116,000 acres in Los Angeles County. Evacuations have closed hundreds of schools and forced 200,000 of our neighbors to seek safety. The “Thomas Fire” in the Ventura area continues to burn with the aid of strong winds. This fire has caused the closure of the 101 freeway and a boil-water advisory was issued for Ventura County. Santa Ana winds The Santa Ana winds that are enabling the fires to rapidly increase their reach can have speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. They are not expected to diminish until Friday into Saturday at the earliest. The National Weather Service has warned of “very rapid fire growth” in this area. SERVPRO Meteorologist Lela Davis said that the Santa Ana winds were already very dry when they reached the Southern California valley, allowing them to quickly pull moisture out of vegetation, increasing the risk for wildfires. For the first time ever, a purple wind warning was issued for today under the color-coded system used to advise about high winds. This purple warning pushed wind expectations from the “high” category to “extreme”. Ready to help Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County we are monitoring this wildfire situation closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during this event. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but in others it may be a partial loss, or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of South Shasta County is Here to Help®. 

SERVPRO Is Here To Help After The Storm

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Recent wildfire burnt up to the structure. This photo shows how close a local wildfire had gotten up to a local residents structure.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly skilled and trained, and use specialized equipment to restore your property and make it "Like it never even happened".

When storms hit Shasta County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Call today for emergency services or to schedule an inspection. 

Commercial Water Damages

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Drying equipment placed to dry affected materials. In this photo you can see our drying equipment that has been placed to dry out remaining wet materials after demo was performed.

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 Shasta County

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Green Servpro truck pulling green trailer. A pipe burst during a winter storm doesn't stop SERVPRO, where we are always here to help.

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
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Mold Spores In Your Home

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage In Home Water heater leaks caused mold in the water heater closet. Customer Called SERVPRO of South Shasta County to remove, seal and paint mold area.

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.

Smoke Damage In Your Home

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage This home has substantial smoke damage on the ceiling caused from a kitchen fire. Customer Called SERVPRO of South Shasta County to clean smoke damage

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. 

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