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How do I know if I need duct cleaning?

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Air duct cleaning is an important part of home maintenance. A dirty air duct can lower the quality of the air in your house by promoting the circulation of allergens and bacteria in the air. There is no scientific evidence that actually proves that cleaning the air ducts will improve your health, but it is a good practice. The indoor air is just as important as the outdoor air. One way to keep the air inside your home free from unnecessary pollutants is to keep the air ducts of your heating and cooling systems clean.

What parts of your air ducts should be cleaned? The blowers, fiber glass, metal ducts, air vents, access doors, drain pans and coils should all be cleaned. There should be no stains, mold, dust, insects or any particles left over. After you have a professional clean the ducts, you should give it a test run to make sure that the system is still working properly.

When do you need air duct cleaning? There are several signs that indicate the need for a thorough air duct cleaning. Here are some of the major points that indicate the need for an air duct cleaning.

1. The growth of mold inside the ducts or on the surface of the cooling or heating system. (mold growth can only accurately be determined by professionals)

2. The infestation of insects or any small unwanted pests in the ducts.

3. If they are clogged with a great deal of dust or other debris.

It is important to have a professional take a look at your systems occasionally to make sure everything is clean and working well. Certainly if the above problems are prevalent, it is definitely time to go ahead and schedule a cleaning. Make sure the professionals you hire to clean them are licensed. If they claim that there is mold, have them show it to you and figure out a way to prevent the mold from growing again.

Depending on the amount of cleaning that needs to be done and the type of system that needs to be cleaned, the price for a professional cleaning can start at a few hundred dollars and rise up to a couple thousand dollars.

One way so save the expense of getting a professional air duct cleaning is good maintenance. There are several things you can do to keep your air ducts as clean as possible. Dust and vacuum the house often. Change the filters of the heating or cooling system on a regular basis. You should also keep the ducts nice and dry.

Signs that you may need SERVPRO of Fairfield - MOLD

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a danger that can appear in just about any home regardless of age,  environment or location. However, mold grows due to moisture trapped in walls, ceilings, and floors. This issue can go unnoticed for days, weeks and in some cases even years.

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

SERVPRO of Fairfield 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 re mediate your mold problem quickly and safely

If you think that you have mold or water damage, contact SERVPRO of Fairfield and we can take care of your water damage and mold problems for you: (707) 207-0122.

When is the best time to have your carpets cleaned by a professional?

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

You won't notice it immediately, but as years pass it becomes obvious that your carpet doesn't appear as bright and fresh as it did the day you had it installed. Over time regular wear and tear, coupled with accidents and various over the counter cleaners, will affect the pile and overall appearance. When standard vacuuming won't do the trick to restore your rugs to their former glory, you may wish to look into the services of a professional cleaner to handle the job.

Is there a right time to have your carpets cleaning with professional, truckmounted water extraction? A licensed cleaner may tell you that there is never a wrong time, but if you need an occasion or situation to encourage you to make that call, there are good reasons to look into this service:

Moving: Whether you rent or own, if you intend to move it's a good idea to have a pro go over your carpets once you have the furniture removed. It may surprise you to discover how much soil and grime is embedded, and how the color in the pile returns after everything is washed and dried. You can practically leave your home as clean as the day you claimed it.

New Baby: If you have added to your family recently, or are expecting a new arrival, you may think about carpet cleaning only after the little one has made a mess or two. Actually, it's a good idea to schedule a cleaning before you bring baby home. A thorough shampoo and extraction helps remove bacteria in your home and disinfect the rooms. For a baby immune to germs, this is a good illness prevention measure.

Renovation: Redecorating? Buying new furniture? Take advantage of the moving to get your carpets cleaned. With the space available, it provides less work for a cleaner to perform, and you can start living anew after a major makeover.

New Pets: If you have welcomed a four-footed companion to your home, it's a good idea to give your carpets not only a good cleaning but protection and sealant. This helps upkeep for your rooms so when accidents happen, they won't damage your carpets too much.

Once a year or every six months, depending on traffic through your home, is a good schedule to keep for cleaning and deodorizing. Because rugs and carpets absorb much of the daily dirt coming into your house, you want to make sure they remain as clean as possible to prevent illness.

Water Damage - How to Respond

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

You come home and you find your floor is full of water. What do you do?

You identify the source and stop the leak immediately. Then you grab your wet/dry vacuum cleaner and suck up all the excess water. There are still a few damp areas and it smells kind of musty so you open the window and nature will take its course. In your mind, your Do-it-Yourself attitude just saved you a ton of money and the trouble of getting a contractor out. Case closed!

The Do-it-Yourself attitude is admirable and the laudable hallmark of American culture but such attitude can prove to be, as in this case, misguided and have potential long term health and financial consequences.

If you suspect you have water damage, contact SERVPRO of Fairfield and we can take care of your water damage and mold problems for you.

Call us at (707) 207-0122 

"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO - Fire Damage

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO - Fire Damage This fire damage was caused by a stove top fire.

Fire damage can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be a simple grease fire that can cause damage or it can be something more serious such as fire caused by lightning. Unless the fire damage was negligible, it is generally recommended that property owners seek the professional help of a fire restoration contractor.

Here is a summary of the typical services that will be offered by SERVPRO.

Restoration services for damage caused by fire

  • Smoke and soot removal - Smoke from a fire can linger for a very long time unless it is professionally removed. Fire and water restoration companies will use special deodorizers and ozone to completely remove smoke and its odor. Different materials in the house have different levels of smoke absorption and only an expert restoration company will know how to treat each material.
  • Structural repair - Some homeowners will be surprised to know that a very large part of the building structure can be restored although it might look hopeless to the home owner. A professional fire and water restoration company will help you save a lot of money with restorations instead of destruction and rebuilding which can result in very high expenses.
  • Damage to the floor - Often times, the floor is often the first to be damaged in a fire. A fire and water restoration contractor will be able to tell you if the floor in your house or property is salvageable with restoration work or if it will have to be replaced.

SERVPRO of Fairfield and your Business

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Large commercial water damage in Fairfield is  our specialty here at SERVPRO of Fairfield.

Commercial properties require a knowledgeable and qualified team and one that is willing to work around  unique business schedules.

Whether it is a large scale loss or a small clean up we work quickly to get you and your business back to business.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Fairfield 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

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns as well.

http://www.SERVPROfairfield.com/commercial-restoration-services

Commercial Water Damage

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Solano 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 Fairfield

SERVPRO of Faifield 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

Flooding

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

Flood or storm damage can cause great loss, and here in the Fairfield, CA area we have seen a lot of it. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of FairfieldProfessionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.  If you experience such loss contact SERVPRO of Fairfield and we will come out to give you professional and courteous service.

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

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 707-207-0122 

Older homes and Water Damage

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Older homes. They can be magical, intriguing, and beautiful all at once. But however charming they may be, there is no doubt that many older homes are plagued with problems. Whether you live in one of these older homes or a more modern home, water damage is a constant threat. It can wreak pure havoc on a home. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take too long to incur water damage—just one storm or an extra-long shower will do the trick.

Water Stains. This red flag is an obvious sign of water damage. Look for these discolored stains where water is used the most. Sinks, toilets, refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers are all common locations of the telltale water damage stains. If one of these stains suddenly pops up, it’s time to get a professional on the job. If you are looking into purchasing a new home, be cautious. Inquire into the issue further and be prepared to discuss remediation options with the homeowner if you think you might have a water issue call SERVPRO of Fairfield today at 707-207-0122 or visit our website

 http://www.SERVPROfairfield.com/water-damage-restoration

The Basics

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration companies play an incredibly crucial role at a time when many of us will need it most. Water damage can be extensive and permanent if left unchecked and for that reason it’s crucial that you kno SERVPRO of Fairfield will respond quickly,l act efficiently to help salvage the situation as much as possible while minimizing the damage to your belongings.

When it comes down to it though and you’re watching a burst pipe fire water across your office, this is not the time to start browsing the web and reading customer reviews. Instead, you need to act quickly with a number ready-loaded in your phone and you can rely on SERVPRO of Fairfield to do what’s best for your business

This is that number 707-207-0122 and SERVPRO of fairfield is that company.