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Commercial Water Damage

6/4/2024 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often confronted with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large water cleanup, we work quickly to analyze each unique situation and isolate the damaged area properly.

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 areas while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, call us and we’ll be there fast to help you get through this tough event.

SERVPRO of Clovis specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water, fire, or mold event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


5/17/2024 (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 – 559-297-3429

SERVPRO of Clovis

7/7/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Clovis offers a wide range of services for disaster recovery and restoration, including smoke and fire mitigation. Fire incidents can be devastating, causing damage not only from flames but also from smoke and soot residues. SERVPRO of Clovis specializes in mitigating the effects of fire and smoke, helping to restore properties and belongings affected by such incidents.

Their fire mitigation services typically involve the following steps:

  1. Emergency Contact: Upon contacting SERVPRO of Clovis, they will gather information about the fire incident and dispatch a team to assess the situation.

  2. Inspection and Assessment: Professionals from SERVPRO will assess the extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage to determine the appropriate mitigation plan.

  3. Smoke and Soot Removal: Using specialized equipment, SERVPRO technicians will remove smoke and soot residues from surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors, and personal belongings. This process helps eliminate odors and prepares the property for restoration.

  4. Cleaning and Sanitizing: They will clean and sanitize salvageable items, such as furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other belongings affected by smoke or soot.

Throughout the process, SERVPRO of Clovis aims to provide efficient and effective fire mitigation services, ensuring that the property is restored as quickly as possible while minimizing further damage. It's always recommended to contact professionals like SERVPRO in the event of a fire to ensure proper cleanup, restoration, and mitigation of any smoke or fire-related issues.

Water Remediation: What it is and How SERVPRO of Clovis can help you

6/5/2023 (Permalink)

Water mitigation is the process of minimizing and preventing further damage caused by water intrusion in a building or property. It involves a series of steps aimed at removing excess water, drying out affected areas, and restoring the affected property to its pre-damage condition. Here is a brief explanation of the water mitigation process:

  1. Assessment: The first step is to assess the extent of water damage and identify the source of water intrusion. This helps determine the appropriate mitigation strategy.

  2. Safety Measures: Ensure the safety of occupants and mitigate any potential hazards. If necessary, turn off electrical power to affected areas and evacuate if there is a risk of structural instability.

  3. Water Extraction: Remove standing water using pumps, vacuums, or other specialized equipment. The goal is to remove as much water as possible to prevent further damage and mold growth.

  4. Moisture Detection: Use moisture detection tools such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to locate hidden pockets of moisture within walls, floors, and ceilings.

  5. Drying and Dehumidification: Set up industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to promote efficient drying. This helps prevent secondary damage and inhibits mold growth. The drying process may take several days, depending on the extent of the water damage.

  6. Salvage and Removal: Salvage and remove damaged materials that cannot be restored, such as saturated carpets, insulation, drywall, or furniture. Proper disposal procedures should be followed for any hazardous materials.

  7. Cleaning and Sanitization: Clean and disinfect affected areas to remove any contaminants or pathogens brought in by the water. This helps prevent potential health risks.

It's important to note that water mitigation should be carried out promptly to minimize further damage and reduce the risk of mold growth and structural issues. I you find yourself in need of water mitigation give SERVPRO of Clovis a call 24/7 365!

SERVPRO of Clovis: Your Top Choice for Water, Fire, and Mold Mitigation

5/17/2023 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes in the form of water damage, fire incidents, or mold infestations, it's crucial to act swiftly and efficiently to mitigate and remediate the situation. In such challenging times, it's essential to rely on a professional and experienced team to restore your property to its preloss condition. This is where SERVPRO of Clovis shines as the top choice for water, fire, and mold mitigation and remediation. With their exceptional expertise, cutting-edge technology, and commitment to customer satisfaction, SERVPRO of Clovis stands out as a reliable and trusted restoration company.

SERVPRO of Clovis: Why We're Your Top Choice for Water, Fire, and Mold Mitigation

5/17/2023 (Permalink)

In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why SERVPRO of Clovis is your best partner in tackling these complex and stressful situations.

  1. Extensive Experience and Expertise: SERVPRO of Clovis brings years of experience in water, fire, and mold mitigation and remediation. We have a team of highly trained professionals who possess the knowledge and expertise to handle various restoration challenges effectively. Whether it's a burst pipe, a devastating fire, or a persistent mold issue, their technicians have the skills and industry-specific training to assess the damage, develop a comprehensive restoration plan, and execute it with precision.

  2. Swift Response and 24/7 Availability: Time is of the essence when dealing with water damage, fire incidents, or mold growth. SERVPRO of Clovis understands this urgency and provides a rapid response to emergency situations. Their 24/7 availability ensures that a team of experts is just a phone call away, ready to deploy immediately to assess the damage and start the mitigation and remediation process. By acting promptly, SERVPRO of Clovis minimizes further damage and reduces the overall restoration time, helping you get back to normalcy faster.

  3. Advanced Equipment and Techniques: To effectively mitigate and remediate water, fire, and mold damage, specialized equipment and advanced techniques are necessary. SERVPRO of Clovis stays at the forefront of the restoration industry by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and innovative methods. From powerful water extraction tools and industrial-strength drying equipment to advanced fire damage restoration techniques and mold remediation solutions, we employ cutting-edge technology to ensure efficient and thorough restoration of your property.

  4. Comprehensive Services: SERVPRO of Clovis offers a wide range of services to address all aspects of water, fire, and mold restoration. Whether you require water extraction, structural drying, smoke and soot removal, odor control, or mold remediation, we have the expertise and resources to handle it all. Our comprehensive approach ensures that every step of the restoration process is meticulously executed, leaving no room for hidden damages or lingering issues.

  5. Insurance Coordination: Navigating insurance claims and paperwork can be overwhelming, especially during a stressful restoration process. SERVPRO of Clovis eases this burden by providing assistance and coordination with your insurance company. They have extensive experience working with insurance providers and can help streamline the claims process, ensuring that you receive the coverage you deserve.

When faced with water damage, fire incidents, or mold infestations, SERVPRO of Clovis is the ideal choice for reliable and efficient mitigation and remediation services. With our extensive experience, swift response, advanced equipment, comprehensive services, and insurance coordination, we go above and beyond to restore your property and provide peace of mind. Don't let a disaster define your property's future; trust SERVPRO of Clovis to restore it to its preloss condition and make it "Like it never even happened."

How to Repair Storm Damage to Your Home

2/2/2023 (Permalink)

Whether you're a homeowner, renter, or condo dweller, it's important to know how to deal with storm damage. Storms can cause severe damage to homes and make it harder for people to get back on their feet in their own homes after a disaster. This guide will help you prepare before storms hit and help you repair your home if there is damage after the storm passes.

Prepare for the Worst

The first step to recovery is preparation. Here are some tips to get you started:

Make a list of important documents, such as your insurance policy, medical records, and bank account information. Keep this list in a safe place just in case you need it later on. You can also store digital copies of these documents somewhere offsite if you have them on your computer or phone.

If you live in an area prone to flooding or storm damage, contact your insurance company and let them know where you are located. This will help ensure that they understand the risks associated with insuring someone who lives in such an area and can adjust their rates accordingly when necessary.

Store an emergency supply kit near your main exit point from the house so that it's easy to grab when needed (e.g., during storms). The contents of this kit should include water purification tablets/drop neutralizers, food rations sufficient for three days (including non-perishable items), canned goods for two weeks worth of meals (including meat), toiletries (toothbrush/paste etc.), clothing suitable for warm weather conditions (i.e., tank tops/shorts)

Evaluate the Damage and Document It

After the storm is over, you will want to quickly assess the damage. Start by documenting all of the damage with pictures. After you've documented the damage in detail and photographed it (with your camera or smartphone), make sure you keep copies of these images stored on a flash drive or other secure electronic storage device. This way, if there's ever an issue with your insurance claim you will have proof of the damage. They may need documentation of what happened within those first few days after the storm passed through your area and you want to make sure you have that readily available.

Cut Off the Power

If you have a home generator, turn it off at the main switch and make sure all gas lines are shut off. If you have an emergency power system, ensure that it is not connected to the grid by turning off the circuit breaker for your house and checking that no electrical panels are attached. Shutting off power can be dangerous because of the risk of electrocution or fire from electrical appliances. Therefore, it is important only to do so if a qualified professional recommends it or after giving yourself plenty of time to do so safely.

After turning off power in your home, check for potential hazards such as gas leaks (use a flashlight) and fire hazards (remove flammables). You may need to call emergency services if any such hazards exist before proceeding with repairs on your property.

If you suspect there has been damage due to high winds or other weather-related events like tornadoes or hurricanes, refrain from using any electrical appliances until they have been inspected by a licensed electrician

Contact Your Insurance Company

Your policy should tell you how to contact your insurance company, so be sure to have a copy of it on hand before you call. They will want to know what happened and how much the estimated damage is. Make sure they know that there could be additional costs if the storm caused flooding or other damage outside of what was immediately visible like broken windows or roof shingles coming off. If you aren't insured, then there's no reason for them to make any payments towards repairs because they won't get paid back by any third party (like the government). If this is the case, then expect that any expenses associated with fixing up your home will fall entirely on you!

Clean Up

Here are some tips to starting the cleanup process:

1. Remove any damaged furniture or belongings from your home.

2. Clean up any broken glass in the areas affected by flooding or severe hail and wind.

3. Make sure there are no exposed electrical wires before you begin cleaning up water and mud/dirt. If there is, shut off all power to the area where they are found and call an electrician immediately! Even if you don't know what circuit breaker turns off this particular switch, it's better to be safe than sorry when dealing with electricity!

4. Remove hazardous materials like chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints or cleaners (as they may contain asbestos), gasoline/diesel fuel from tanks on boats/cars (as these can leak into groundwater), etc., as soon as possible by contacting a disposal company.

Dry it Out

You can use fans and dehumidifiers to start the drying process in your home. In most cases, if the damage is extensive, it is a good idea to call a professional like SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake to get your Hendersonville, NC home dry. 

Repair or Replace?

A contractor will help you determine if the damage is something that can be repaired or replaced. If you have the skills and equipment, you may be able to do this yourself. You may need to hire a contractor if the damage is extensive and/or complicated in nature. Again, SERVPRO of Fresno Northeast/Shaver Lake can help with this process!

It doesn't matter what season it is or where you live—disasters can happen at any moment and can be caused by natural or human-made occurrences. No matter what kind of storm hits your home, safety should always be the first priority for everyone involved. If a storm comes through your area and causes damage to your home (or any other building), make sure that everyone stays safe until the danger has passed, and contact local authorities about getting repairs done as soon as possible.

These steps can help you get back on track after a storm, but if you’re in doubt about any of them, don’t hesitate to call your insurance company. Their experts can guide you through the process so that you can focus on recovery instead of worrying about paperwork or repairs.

Do This Before the Clovis Water Restoration Team Arrives

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water has entered your home. Your kitchen, living room, and basement are all flooded. While most of the damage has already been done, there are many steps you can take to prevent your water damage from turning into a disastrous large loss. 

Of course, the first step to take is contacting SERVPRO of Clovis, as they can guide you on tips and tricks to ensure insurance coverage for your water damage loss. However, until help arrives, consider these tips. 

Before The Water Restoration Team from SERVPRO Arrives:

  • If at all possible, stop the water damage at its source. There are a few key places to check in your home for potential water damage
  • Remove loose items from floors.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture to avoid any damage.
  • Remove colored rugs and other items that may stain floor coverings.
  • Take out wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Pin up any draperies or furniture skirts to keep them as dry as possible and to prevent staining.
  • Position plastic blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on and open windows for maximum drying in summer.
  • Move art and other decors to a dry place.

Most importantly, make sure that you and your family are safe and out of harm's way. If any of these tasks put you or your family at risk of being harmed, don't do it! While these steps may help alleviate some of the damage, it is always better to let the professionals handle it. The SERVPRO of Clovis expert water restoration team and Insurance Claims Professional team in Clovis is always here to help.

Intrusion Leads to Water Damage Restoration in Clovis

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage from storms can cause extensive and expensive damage if not noticed and fixed quickly. Water ingress into your home can result in damaged items, damp walls, and unpleasant condensation and humidity.

Well, I have insurance for that, right? When considering an insurance claim, if any signs of negligence or pre-existing conditions are discovered, you are almost certainly going to have your claim denied. Notice a drip? See signs of staining? Unusual odors? Hear a strange sound? Well, these are some of the top signs of existing water damage you may have in your home. Moreover, there are many entry points within a home that should be checked regularly to ensure protection against unwanted water flooding and to better guarantee insurance coverage. 

In the event that you do suffer a water damage, these steps can help Secure and Maximize your Water Damage Insurance Claim. 

Here are three common ways water can sneak into your home:

  1. Roof Leaks - A roof leak during a storm can allow gallons of rainwater to seep into your home and cause extensive damage. If not fixed quickly, it can affect multiple levels of your home and result in thousands of dollars spent in repairs.
  2. Foundation Crack - A foundation crack can allow water to seep into your home and cause serious damage, especially if the crack is large. If you notice water coming up through your floor after a rainstorm, it's likely that you have a foundation crack.
  3. Windows and Doors - Windows and doors are common entry points for water damage during a storm. If these areas are not properly sealed, water can easily enter your home and cause extensive damage to floors, walls, and items within your home. 

While there is no way to fully prepare for the unknown associated with flooding or water damage, ensuring that these areas of your home are secure may help prevent an unwelcomed guest. Our highly trained water damage restoration team in Clovis is prepared to respond to any size loss, 24/7, 365.

What is a Restoration Company? | SERVPRO of Clovis

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to water, fire, and other disasters in the home, you can rely on the services of a restoration company to help you get back on your feet. 

Restoration companies are businesses that specialize in the removal and cleanup of water or fire damage from residential or commercial properties. These services can include things such as:

  • Emergency response to a home or business fire, natural disaster, severe storm, flood, or any other property damage event
  • Extraction of water, mud, and other contaminants from your home
  • Treatment for mold growth to prevent re-contamination of the structure
  • Restoration of your home with replacement furniture, appliances, cleaning products, clothing, and more.

Restoration companies will typically provide 24/7 emergency services. This is especially important if you have water damage, as time is of the essence to prevent further damage.

If your home has experienced damage, don't waste a moment. Contact the water damage experts at SERVPRO to discover how a restoration company can help you recover from even the most unexpected catastrophes.