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Do you have time?

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Time is a precious commodity. When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO OF EUREKA for all of your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know that when you hire SERVPRO OF EUREKA for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response- that's the SERVPRO OF EUREKA way-.

Call SERVPRO OF EUREKA for all of your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you can expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. 

Don't take the risk, call SERVPRO

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Toilet overflows, sewage backups and other black water damages are more than nasty, smelly messes. These potentially biohazardous occurrences can introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. A mop and common cleaning products may not be enough to handle the situation.

So, before you take the health risk by attempting to clean it up yourself, call your water cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO OF EUREKA . Utilizing the proper equipment and trained to manage the drying process, SERVPRO OF EUREKA professionals can help property owners regain control quickly.

SERVPRO OF EUREKA professionals remove moisture, sewage, and contaminants, disinfecting and deodorizing as they safely clean the structure and restore belongings. This protects the property owner's health, as well as all those occupying the structure. 

If you have had a water loss, give SERVPRO OF EUREKA a call. 707-445-0900

Health Concerns from Mold

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Heath concerns may arise when excessive mold grows indoors. Concerns are more likely to arise for "at risk" people, which might include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic inflammatory lug diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. However, any may experience health problems associated with exposure to mold in damp buildings. Possible health effects include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aggravation of asthma, sore throat or inflammation of the sinuses.

People most at risk include:

  • Infants and children.
  • Pregnant women
  • The elderly.
  • people with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies.
  • People with weakened immune systems.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call 707-445-0900. A professional trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs mold. 

Health Concerns from Mold

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Heath concerns may arise when excessive mold grows indoors. Concerns are more likely to arise for "at risk" people, which might include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic inflammatory lug diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. However, any may experience health problems associated with exposure to mold in damp buildings. Possible health effects include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aggravation of asthma, sore throat or inflammation of the sinuses.

People most at risk include:

  • Infants and children.
  • Pregnant women
  • The elderly.
  • people with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies.
  • People with weakened immune systems.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call 707-445-0900. A professional trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs mold. 

A plan is key!

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now!

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster according to research. Of the businesses that survive, they had a preparedness plan in place. Pre planning can serve as an insurance policy for peace of mind.

Do you or your employees know where the shut off valve to your building's gas line is? Do you have an escape plan if your commercial building catches fire? Do you know how to shut off the water if your building starts to flood? 

These are all things that SERVPRO OF EUREKA would be happy to show you! We have an Emergency Ready Plan specialist that can help you plan and prevent severe damage to your work place. 

Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Give us a call today for your free Emergency Ready Plan. 707-445-0900

Fire Prevention week is OCTOBER 8-13

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Fire prevention week is coming up! It is the week where you evaluate how safe is your home from fire and how prepared are you if your home is on fire?

There are several events around Humboldt County during Fire Prevention Week. Arcata Fire Department kicks it off on the Seventh of October with an Open House. SERVPRO OF EUREKA will have a table there with lots of fire prevention and remediation materials along with balloons and face painting for the kids!

Humboldt Bay Fire Department also has an Annual Open House during Fire Prevention Week. It is usually held at their Fire Station 1 located at 533 C Street, Eureka. 

Both of these fun events are geared towards safety, prevention and are very kid friendly! 

Do you have a plan if your home catches fire?

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Our friends at NFPA have posted these great prevention tips that everyone should know. Preparation can prevent a tragedy from happening! 

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

The time to weatherize your home is now!

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Weatherizing your home involves finding areas where the air leaks and sealing them to keep your house warm and energy efficient  during the upcoming stormy winter months.

Insulation is the key to keep heat from escaping. The following are some tips to help get your home ready.

1. Inspect and seal attic.

2. Secure the basement. Seal places where the air might get out, such as; the heating ducts and basement windows.

3. Place insulation around plumbing to prevent frozen pipes.

4. Fill any holes in the foundation wall.

5. Check all windows and doors for air leakage. Make sure your weather stripping is in good shape.

6. Seal the fireplace. If you don't plan on using your fireplace during the winter months, get a commercial fireplace plug to stop the flue.

7. Prepare the exterior of your home. Make sure your dryer vent is properly covered and check windows and see if they need to be caulked.

8. Contact a professional to investigate possible energy loss problems.

SERVPRO OF EUREKA would be happy to inspect your duct work and insulation. If you need any help weatherizing your home, give us a call! 707-445-0900

Preparing for a Wind Storm

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Hard to believe with summer just being over and fall beginning, that we need to worry about wind storms. Every year SERVPRO OF EUREKA gets calls to jobs with damages from the strong winds. we would like to give you a few tips on preventing damage from a wind storm.

  • Secure items that are in your yard before a storm. Cars, boats, trailers, ATVs or anything large out in the open, including patio furniture, make sure you have a plan to secure it all. This could mean finding a place for it in storage or securing belongings with ropes .
  • Cut overhanging tree limbs. Any tree that spreads its branches over your roof or over your cars could result in dangerous damages during a wind storm. 
  • Make sure your shingles are strong and in good repair.
  • Stock up your emergency supply kit. Often wind storms cause power outages. It is important to be prepared with enough water and non-perishables in the event that power outages last longer than expected.
  • Be sure that your insurance is up to date on all of your belongings.

SERVPRO OF EUREKA wants to help you remain safe during Humboldt County's blustery wind storms. Please give us a call if you need help preparing or have had any damage done by the high winds! 707-445-9000


Secondary damage from a water loss

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

When our toilets overflow or the washing machine hose springs a leak, most of us grab a bunch of towels and absorb the leaked water. We feel pretty good about the clean up and call a professional to fix the damaged household items. 

The professional arrives and fixes the leaks and you are grateful that the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, the majority of the time there is a problem that most do not consider because it isn't visible to the naked eye. 

Leaks can cause damage for a long time before becoming noticeable. The washing machine may have been leaking a small amount previous to the large leak. Also, the amount of water leaked may have penetrated to the sub floor. If that is the case, the water left to dry on its own will grow mold or rot the areas that have absorbed the hidden water. 

It is always important to have any water leak checked out to prevent further damage. At SERVPRO OF EUREKA we have special tools to do just that. We can use a moisture sensor to check if there is remaining water in the areas in and around the primary leak. We also have a moisture meter that measures the amount of moisture left behind. If there is water detected we have the equipment to dry the area quickly and thoroughly to prevent the secondary damage of mold or dry rot.

If you have had a water leak, give us a call for an inspection and we will let you know if you need further remediation. 707-445-0900