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Electric Fire in Garage

7/21/2023 (Permalink)

Electric Fire in Garage

An Electric Chair caused this Fire in Moraga

 This picture shows all the residue this fire left behind; it is very important that we maintain all our electrical appliances in order so we can prevent these accidents.

Of course, we know that accidents can happen, our independently owned and operated franchise of SERVPRO is ready to respond to disaster 24/7, Our Goal is to leave your home “Like it never even happened”.

Water damage in Commercial Property

7/21/2023 (Permalink)

This picture shows the disaster that left a broken water pipe from the street,

Luckily, the homeowner was able to contact SERVPRO, our team arrived performing emergency services,

They were prepared at late night to start water extraction and to set up drying equipment.

When disaster strikes don’t hesitate to call our SERVPRO of Lafayette/ Moraga/Orinda we are available 24/7, no matter how big or small the job is we are Here to Help!

Tips to prevent Roof Leaks

7/7/2023 (Permalink)

Roof Leaks has been one of the main causes for water damage in buildings and homes.

Here are some tips to prevent roof leaks:

  1. Regular Roof Inspections: Perform regular inspections of your roof to identify and address any potential issues before they escalate. Look for signs of damage such as missing or damaged shingles, cracked flashing, deteriorated sealant, or sagging areas.
  2. Maintain Gutters and Downspouts: Clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to ensure proper water drainage. Remove leaves, debris, and any blockages that could cause water to overflow and potentially seep under the roof.
  3. Trim Trees and Overhanging Branches: Trim back any tree branches that are touching or in close proximity to your roof. Overhanging branches can cause physical damage to the roof surface and provide a pathway for animals or debris to access the roof.
  4. Proper Installation and Repairs: When installing a new roof or conducting repairs, ensure that you hire a qualified professional with experience in roof installation. Proper installation techniques and quality materials are essential for preventing future roof leaks.

A compromised roof due to missing or damaged shingles, deteriorated flashing, or clogged gutters can allow water to seep into the house, leading to water damage in ceilings, walls, and other areas, but nothing that our independently owned franchise cant help you with, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda at (925)299-1323, We are here to help 24/7.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Services

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Our customer-focused professionals will assess the water damage to your property. Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for the restoration of your home. Our top-notch people use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water.

In case of water damage to your property call SERVPRO of Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda at (925)299-1323

Tips to Prevent More Water Damage

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

-Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

-Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

-Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

-Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

-Don't enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.

-Don't use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as this could cause electrical shock or damage to vacuum cleaner.

- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

If you need help with water damage don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Petaluma/ Rohnert at (707)588-8226

Know Your Evacuation Zone

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

  • During a storm you may have to evacuate quickly, learn your evacuation routes,  practice with household, pets and identify where you will go.
  • Follow the instructions from local authorities. They will provide the latest recommendations based on the threat to your community and appropriate safety measures.

Extreme Wind Warning

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Extreme wind can cause a lot of damage to people and properties. If you get this alert while driving, make sure to:

Slow down

Pull aside, stay alive. Move to the road's shoulder, turn on the car's hazard lights, and stay in the car

Be cautious if driving in or near high-profile vehicles, which may be pushed by wind.

Preventing a Fire Loss

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

  • Smoke detectors are an essential investment that can protect homes against fire. With smoke alarms, homeowners get alerted when there is a fire in the home, enabling them to take quick measures, such as calling for urgent help from emergency responders to prevent fire outbreaks.

    Homeowners need to install smoke alarms on every floor in their home and outside every bedroom. Interconnected alarms are the best option because they communicate with each other when there is a fire danger.

Fire Safety Plan

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Creating a fire escape plan is the best way to avoid getting caught in a dangerous situation without knowing what to do.

Every homeowner should create a plan that includes fire safety tips and fire safety rules. This will help homes during an emergency. With a proper plan, homes will have a fire escape strategy and evacuate every family member in time to a safe place. Every house should have at least two or three escape routes, and all family members should be informed and reminded about the escape routes.

Preventing a Fire Loss

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

  • After installing smoke alarms, homeowners need to continue to ensure that the alarms are working properly. It is best to check them for any damage and repair them if the system has any issues.

    Homeowners should also create a fire safety checklist and routinely check things like fire alarms to determine whether all fire protection equipment in the home is working effectively. This can prevent avoidable fire outbreaks and keep the home safe in the long run.