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SERVPRO is here to Help!!

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

We are here to help with  anything. Here to help and take care of the customers.

How do you keep clean with all that is going around with the COVID-19? Also we are here to help with an COVID-19 question you may have. Just give us a call we are to help. 

Wash hands.
Avoid touching face.
Clean and sanitize home.
Clean and sanitize business.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we can minimize the spread of germs with a proactive cleaning for your home or business.

We are here to help get back to how things were before the stay at home. We are here to clean you house or workplace. We will sanitize all of the office or home. SERVPRO of SW San Jose will also take care of any water damage, fire or mold job from beginning to end. We work in the bay area. We also will work with your home insurance or business insurance. 

Give us a call today.

SERVPRO of SW San Jose 408-288-9977

SERVPRO helps out in the community

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

At a lunch meeting with  NARPM. SERVPRO of SW San Jose was affiliate of the month.  Helping out is want we do best.

SERVPRO of SW San Jose values the opportunity to educate our community on issues such as fire, water, and mold damage restoration. Our marketing manager recently talked to real estate agents at the local National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) meetings.

Property managers may also take lessons from SERVPRO about the services that we can provide them and their clients. SERVPRO provides real estate agents and property managers with the resources they need to assist them and inform them on water, fire, and mold damage. SERVPRO of SW San Jose looks after and assists many property managers in the region who have experienced water, mold, or fire damage.

Selling a damaged house is struggle that real estate agents tend to deal with. SERVPRO aids agents by fixing damages and cleaning messes so that they can provide a more suitable space for living to their clients. 

SERVPRO is here to Help!!

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

mold in bathroom due to a water damaged mold can be anywhere SERVPRO of SW San Jose is here to help big or small jobs.

Working to help a customer in Los Gatos deal with a leaking wax ring from a toilet.  They saw a gradual widening of discoloration in a ring pattern in the vinyl in their upstairs bathroom - then one day this nasty spot appeared on their hallway ceiling below!  Luckily for them the amount of sewage was small and we were able to catch it in the initial stages.  We performed their water damage cleanup and sanitized the affected areas.

Customers often ask us if there is anything they can do to help prevent this type of damage.  The best advice in this instance would have been to investigate the vinyl discoloration in the upstairs bathroom at the very beginning.  Frequent inspections are often a good way to prevent leaks.

We are here to Help!!

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

we are open We are here to help. Need help we are open.

We are Here to Help get Your Business Back to Normal. SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bio remediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the corona-virus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the corona virus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Why SERVPRO. This is why!!

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPOR will be here to Help out the community.  SERVPRO should be your to go company. We are here to help.

SERVPRO of SW San Jose welcomes opportunities to educate our community about fire, water, and mold damage restoration topics.  Recently our marketing manager spoke to real estate agent members of the Independent Broker's meeting at the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR). SERVPRO also gives classes to property managers. SERVPRO gives real estate agent and property manages the tools to help them and educate them to know more about water, fire and mold damage. SERVPRO of SW San Jose takes care and helps out a lot of property managers in the area with water damage as well as mold and fire damage. Selling a house is a hard thing but when the real estate agent needs help taking care of a mold damage we are here to help them out. 

Bathroom Tile Removed after Water Damage in San Jose, CA

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Pictured is a stripped bathroom. Water Damage resulted in removal of toilet and tile in upstairs bathroom.

An upstairs toilet was leaking, causing damage to under the tile and down into bottom floor. SERVPRO of SW San Jose was called out to stop and dry the loss. Bathroom tile was removed so that the drying process could begin. 

Water can weaken tile adhesives and cause your individual tiles to move about or even come free. If your tiles are moving and there's no indication of water or flooding on the floor's surface, it's definitely a warning sign of potential water damage below. 

Furthermore, if you suspect a leak under your tiles, you can try tapping them with for foot or a coin. Listen for an empty or hollow sound to tell if there is separation between the tile and the baseboard.

Equipment Set Up Post Water Damage in San Jose, Ca

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Equipment Set Up Post Water Damage in San Jose, Ca SERVPRO of SW San Jose was called out to assess a water damage. After thorough investigation the leak was discovered and fixed. Floors were pulled and

Evaluate your HVAC system’s air filter. If the filter is dirty or full, the system may not be able to function properly. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow. If the air coming out of your vents seems weak, start with a new air filter. If a clean air filter does not solve the problem, a service call might be in order.

Verify that the outdoor air conditioner unit is not covered in dirt or debris. Any type of dirt or debris that restricts the unit’s airflow can cause it to not function properly. If there is yard debris around the unit, make sure to clear it away.

Check to make sure your thermostat is set properly. At the beginning of the air conditioning season, it can be difficult to remember that your thermostat must be switched to the correct mode. If your thermostat is set incorrectly, your air conditioner will not turn on.

Schedule a tune up and maintenance appointment for your air conditioner. It’s a smart idea to have your air conditioning system tune up at least once a year. During the tune up, the system should be cleaned, lubricated and checked for any problems.

When in doubt, call your air conditioning repair company for a service call. If your air conditioning system does not seem to be working properly, make sure to call a repair company as soon as possible. Air conditioning repair companies can get very busy when the weather gets hot.

Our company handles air conditioning water damage on a routine basis during summer months.  If you suspect your air conditioning system has caused water damage, please contact SERVPRO of SW San Jose.

Water Damage in Garage Ceiling

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Picture of Garage Ceiling Garage ceiling damage. All of the drywall had to be removed.

A local business had water leaking through the roof of their storage garage. A couple days of rain resulted in the exposure of a new cracks in the roof of the building. 

SERVPRO of SW San Jose came out same day to remediate the problem and keep the business running smoothly. 

If you roof is leaking you should:

1. Get a container for the water.
To capture leaking water, grab one or more waterproof containers. To prevent the falling water from gushing out as it makes contact with the containers, line them with an old t-shirt or towel.

2. Rearrange or cover your furnishings.
Remove any furniture and decorations that are in the way of the water. If you can't move something, cover it with a waterproof cover. If you don't have a tarp or plastic sheeting, you may use a vinyl tablecloth, vinyl shower curtains, a deflated kiddie pool, or a waterproof tent.

3. Soak up any water that has spilled on the floor.
If you don't get the water off your floor as soon as possible, it could warp or develop mold or mildew. Soak it up with an old cloth or a mop. For a large pool of water, a wet/dry vacuum (such as a Shop-Vac) can be used.

4. Cut a tiny drainage hole.
You want to encourage the leaky water drain downward. This will keep it from spreading across your ceiling and causing the building material to collapse.

5. Call your local SERVPRO
Even if you can't pinpoint the source of a leak, the weather outdoors can help you figure out what kind of leak you have. If it's raining, there's a good chance you have a roof leak. You most likely have a plumbing leak if there isn't any rain.

New Roof in a San Jose,Ca

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

New roof and water damaged clean up. Water damage inside home due to affected roof.

With all the rain we've been experiencing in the  Bay Area it's no wonder the number of roof leak calls into our office has been skyrocketing.  Water damage can affect all family members, human or not. 

The roof in question was only a few years old, but the wind of the last storm was too much.  If you experience a roof leak, here are some suggestions about how to go about fixing it:

Step 1:  Stop the water.  Hire a roofing company to either fix the leak or to install a temporary roof tarp to keep more water from entering the structure.  If you suspect the water intrusion is gutter related, contact a gutter cleaning company.

Step 2:  Perform water remediation:  Open affected areas to perform drying and to prevent mold.  Install drying equipment and apply anti-microbial to discourage mold growth.  Caution:  If you are unsure about your property's lead paint or asbestos status, test first before any demolition.

Step 3:  Perform repairs to affected areas.  Always research your contractors make sure they hold valid licensing.

Rain affected ceiling in San Jose, Ca

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

affected ceiling in bathroom after a rainning day bathroom ceiling affected

We at SERVPRO of SW San Jose are here to help the South Bay with cleanup from this week's storms.  Whether you suffer from a small roof leak to a complete house flood, we can help you.

Should you suffer water intrusion into your home, here are some important does and don't (apply for clean water situations such as rain intrusion)

1.  Catch water intrusion if possible in item such as a bucket.

2.  Remove excess water by mopping & blotting

3.  Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for drying

4.  Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.

5.  Hang  furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

6.  Remove Oriental or colored rugs from wet carpeting

7.  Do NOT use a regular vacuum to remove water.

8.  Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of wet areas where ceilings are sogging from retained water.

9.  Do not leave books, magazines, or colored items on wet carpeting.