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Did you suffer a disaster in your home or business and don’t know what to do next? Well, after safely removing yourself from the scene, you can begin taking steps forward. It’s difficult to know how to proceed following fire, water or smoke damage, but our team of experts at SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield will help you through the dilemma. Call SERVPRO® as soon as you can and let us assist you!
When You Call
We have a supportive team of representatives ready to answer your call. They will likely ask you a variety of questions which will help SERVPRO® determine the resources and equipment necessary to assist you. By answering our questions, you are allowing our representative to best prepare for response to your disaster.
Some Questions to Expect
- Name and contact information (Phone number, email address)
- Street address of home or business
- What year was the structure built?
- What type of damage has occurred? (Flood, fire, water, etc.)
- What caused the damage? (If known)
- Is there electricity and water available?
- Your insurance company?
SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield
SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield is here for you. With the best training in fire, water and smoke cleanup and restoration, we guarantee our SERVPRO® staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your home or business. In addition to our restoration services, we also offer mold mitigation and deep cleans of properties. SERVPRO® can guarantee to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today and let us help you. No disaster is too big or small. Call SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield at (661) 326-8422, we are 24/7/365.
SERVPRO: Here to Make Your Life Easier
At SERVPRO, we take pride in strong customer service and experts in the industry. Our team has years of experience and constant training.
Did you experience a fire, a flood or a plumbing problem in your home or business? There’s no one better to call for your reparations and restorations than SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield. We will make it “Like it never even happened.” Our quick and professional response team will know just what to do when you need assistance.
Highly Trained Professionals
Our restoration technicians are experts at restoring salvageable items from water or fire, and they document their work every step of the way. We guarantee our team will do their best job on your remediation and/or restoration project.
At SERVPRO, we take pride in strong customer service and experts in the industry. Our team has years of experience and constant training to ensure we do the best job in getting your home or business back to normal after we come through it.
Easier Insurance Claims Process
Insurance claims can be confusing and challenging, but we are here to help. Our team assists you in documentation for a quicker, easier insurance claim experience.
Don’t wait, the technicians at SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield are waiting to assist you today! Give us a call at (661) 326-8422, we are 24/7/365.
What to do After a Flood
If you experience a flood on your property, let our experienced team of franchise professionals assess the flooding for any potential water damage.
Even while in a drought, Southern California is an area of high flood risk. Floods, when not treated properly, can potentially result in hundreds of thousands in damages. Heavy rain is just one potential cause of flooding. In reality, there are a variety of ways that your property could flood.
Top 3 Common Causes of Floods
- Poor drainage
- Broken pipes
- Damaged foundations
Floodwater often becomes contaminated with sewage and chemicals, and it is unsafe to live in these conditions. It’s important to keep pipes in good condition as water damage is costly to repair.
If you experience flooding in your home perform the below actions to help keep damage down, but only when it is safe to do so:
- Stop the flooding from its source
- Turn off electricity (take extra care to avoid any moisture or collected water)
- Safely evacuate the structure affected by flooding
Once in a dry, safe location:
- Contact your insurance company
- Document the flooding (Take note of what was damaged by the water)
If you experience a flood on your property, let our experienced team of franchise professionals assess the flooding for any potential water damage. We will get your home back to pre-flood condition. Contact SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield at (661) 326-8422 to begin the flood restoration, we are 24/7/365.
What is My First Step After a Business Fire?
Our experienced franchise professionals frequently save business items after a fire.
Call The Insurance Company
Your insurance company will need to know the full details of what occurred. Prepare yourself for the first call by collecting as much information as possible. Give the adjuster the extent of the water and fire damages. The following are important point to cover.
- Insurer’s damage documentation requirements
- Scheduling inspection of property with adjuster
- Proof of loss statement deadlines
- Request possibility of extensions and approvals
Don’t Throw Away Your Things
Items can be saved, and it is warranted to review the list of items damaged to determine what can be salvaged. Leave everything in its place so the adjuster can see the full extent of the damages incurred.
Our experienced franchise professionals frequently save business items after a fire. Special techniques developed in the field can salvage nearly any item from paper records to electronics. When speaking with your designated claims manager and project manager, the entire process is discussed and documented from start to finish.
Call a Remediation and Restoration Professional
We regularly work directly with your insurance and keep you in the know on the details. Call SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield at (661) 326-8422, we are 24/7/365.
Water Mitigation or Restoration?
Water damage can affect your property from floor to ceiling and everything in between.
Restoration and mitigation are the two most important process to be carried out as soon as possible. There are some who would argue that water damage restoration and water mitigation are the same, however, this is not always true.
Water mitigation refers to any and all services involved in reducing and/or preventing additional damages resulted from leaking pipes or flooding. This can include moisture mitigation between walls after a storm event.
Water damage restoration is the process of restoring your property to its preloss condition, even after being damaged by leaks, sewage, floods, and storms. Water damage can affect your property from floor to ceiling and everything in between. Request assistance from the water damage experts at SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield to help prevent further property damage from developing.
SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield tackles the tough issues from start to finish. We have experienced franchise professionals and the infrastructure to handle any sized loss 24/7/365. We are fully insured and bonded, so you can rest assured that your property is in good hands. Call us today – (661) 326-8422 – for more information on how we can help with all your water damage needs.
3 Facts About Water Damage
Additional inspections are performed after the water extraction process to confirm the extent damage has occurred.
Dealing with water damage is a nightmare. Uneasy questions about what to do, what insurance will cover, and what to save first will begin to pile up. When a pipe bursts or fire suppression system fails, life is put on hold until everything is dried and secured. That is not always the easiest of tasks.
Here are a few facts about the water restoration process to help educate you, and help in securing your property should a water damage disaster occur.
1. Water Type
Generally, water damage invades a property in (3) types: sewage, rainwater, and freshwater. Depending on the water type invading your property, it may need the expertise of a professional remediation company like SERVPRO®. It is critical when dealing with water damage to understand the source of the issue so as to safely remediate current damage and limit any potential future damage. If sewage water damage is suspected, a professional and experienced water damage restoration company will have the appropriate tools to return your property to it’s preloss condition safely and effectively.
2. Water Damage Continues After Extraction
It may be tempting to breathe a sigh of relief once water has been extracted from your property, however, be wary and know that moisture likes to hide. Additional inspections are performed after the water extraction process to confirm the extent damage has occurred. This helps to remove the potential for mold growth. Mold can cause damage to the structural components of a home, leading to serious consequences. Make sure a mold prevention expert inspects your property post clearance to ensure no mold growth has transpired.
3. Attic Spaces Are Cause for Concern
Most common water damage sources include roof leakage and gutters malfunctioning, meaning your attic is at a higher risk for water damage. Have your attic space inspected regularly by water damage professionals to make sure any small leak doesn’t turn into a serious problem.
If your home is flooded, or suspect of water damage, call SERVPRO® of SW Bakersfield (661) 326-8422. All forms of water damage require immediate attention to minimize further losses. We will help you stay safe and protect your assets.
Mold Can Grow Anywhere
Thermal imaging of water loss.
Mold can grow on any surface. It is most seen in places of high moisture or lower lighting such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, cabinets, and near pipes or ducting. Behind drywall is one of the most regular placements to find mold as wood and drywall are excellent potential sources for growth. Ceilings with a lack of ventilation will accumulate moisture over time and can become an additional location for mold to grow. If the temperature is correct, and there are adequate amounts of moisture and oxygen, mold can grow.
Below are some typical ways mold can infiltrate your home or business.
- Constant Humidity – ensure to ventilate your home properly, especially during warmer months.
- Leaking Pipes in the Home – Mold behind drywall can also signify a faulty or broken pipe.
- Poorly Ventilated Homes – A dehumidifier will help humidity stay below a certain range.
- Leaking AC Unit – leaks anywhere on an AC unit can cause moisture to form and prevent the AC working correctly.
Make sure you have proper ventilation and low moisture content to limit the potential that mold will develop. Mold is a common issue, and many businesses and homeowners have to deal with it. It is important to get the source inspected by professionals and a professional remediation company to perform the remediation work. Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield once you need remediation work performed.
Holiday Emergency Services
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With holidays coming and going throughout these winter months SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield knows that these times are the worst possible moments to deal with the headache of a fire or water loss. Everyone should be with their loved ones this holiday season. We would much rather everyone be with their loved ones celebrating the joyous season. However, disaster waits for no one and never occurs at convenient times.
We are here to help! Even on holidays our teams are available and working around the clock. No job is too big, too small, too far, and too much of a hassle for us to handle. We have the infrastructure to handle any sized loss. If you suffer from a holiday water and/or fire loss this holiday season, be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO first.
Round the Clock Emergency Services
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SERVPRO is known for being “faster to any size disaster,” commercial or residential. When compared to other restoration companies SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is not only on site the fastest. We also maximize our efficiency while on the job to make sure we are fastest at getting you back into your home or place of business as well. Why SERVPRO? Because we understand what it means to be the leader in restoration not just in our city but across the nation, being a company that is available 24/7 we are truly around the clock. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield has a professional always on call to make sure we are ready to jump into action no matter what time it is or what the job call may be! You will never have to worry about what time your emergency may happen knowing that we will be there for you immediately.
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Come find us on our Social Media! Our aim is to assist in educating all on SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield. We put out content regularly across our social media pages showcasing our work, helpful tips, product descriptions, day in the life and more. We have done work in cities such as: Bakersfield, Panama, and all over the West Coast. We pride ourselves on the range of the work we have performed from simple toilet leaks to commercial losses.
Being a leader in the remediation industry, SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is outfitted to assist any disaster. We understand the criticality of an immediate response and our “faster to any size disaster” attitude keeps at the forefront of remediation services. There’s a reason SERVPRO placed in the top ten of Entrepreneurs Franchise 500.
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Certified Commercial Restoration Specialists
Sometimes our technicians have pretty cool views while cleaning.
We are your trusted restoration technicians and when it comes to commercial restoration we are #1. Our size and scalability gives us the ability to handle multiple projects at once, so we can move with maximum efficiency.
It's our business to keep yours moving forward, from minor delays to major disasters. Unforeseen events can have serious consequences for your business. That’s where we come in. We respond immediately, so we can maximize mitigation.
From minor delays to major disasters, unforeseen events can have serious consequences for your business. That’s where we come in. We respond immediately, so we can maximize mitigation. Operating with urgency allows us to help our clients in the face of disaster.
If your business suffers water, fire, or microbial growth damage call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield for an immediate response.
Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Pets From Potential Danger
According to the American Red Cross, home fires are the most common disaster they respond to - and also the most preventable. Planning ahead is the best way to promote the safety of the people and animals in your home. From preventative caution to making an evacuation plan which should include pet safety.
Here are some steps to protect your pets:
- They should have their own disaster supplies kit ready in advance which should include food, water, pet records, spare collars, and/or leashes in case you need to control or calm them from being frightened.
- Have a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
- Include your pets and take them with you when you practice your escape plan. Train them to come to you when you call for them.
Following these steps can lower the risk of harming your pets from a fire.
Should I File A Claim?
When you've had water or fire damage in your property one of the questions to ask is should I file a claim.
A claim whether how big or small gets on your record so it is important for a company like SERVPRO to perform a FREE damage assessment to you property to determine the scope of work. Once that claim is filed there is no turning back and that is why it is important to have a SERVPRO expert inspect the property for FREE to provide you the best guidance about your damages.
SERVPRO will perform a moisture mapping of the property to determine the extent of the damages or a fire damage inspection report to determine which areas of the property are affected.
SERVPRO is also an insurance preferred vendor by major insurance companies like State Farm, Farmer's Insurance, AAA of Southern California, Mercury Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Travelers Insurance, The Hartford, CHUBB and many more.
Once next steps are determined SERVPRO will do all the heavy lifting for you to help restore your property "Like it never even happened." We are a full service restoration company that does mitigation, remediation, abatement, packout and construction for all your restoration needs. We're available 24/7 every day so just give us a call and someone will be there to assist you.
For a FREE Damage assessment please call us at (661) 326 - 8422.
Welcoming 2021 with SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield
As 2021 kicks off SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield wants to remind and assure you that we are here for you and the community. We saw COVID19 run crazy through Ventura county and we reacted immediately helping homes and businesses sanitize to hopefully help stop the spread.
If your home and/or place of business suffer from water, fire, mold, storm, or COVID19 damage you should immediately call the professionals at SERVPRO. We are trained to handle crisis situations of any size and we are always here to help. Our phone lines are open 24/7, 365 days out of the year. No job is too large or too small for our teams to take on. We want to work with you to make it "Like it never even happened." Happy 2021!
Holiday Restoration Experts
With holidays approaching rapidly we at SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield know this would be the worst possible time to have to deal with the headache of dealing with a water or fire loss. We would much rather homeowners and business owners be with their loved ones celebrating the happy season. But disaster waits for no one and more than likely never happens at the best time.
Don't be afraid to call us! Even on holidays our teams are available and work around the clock. No job is too big, too small, too far, and too much of a hassle for us to handle. If you suffer from a holiday water and/or fire loss this holiday season be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO first.
Why is Commercial Restoration Important?
Always seek professional help in the face of water damage.
When there is water damage in your property, there is only one thing that you should do. You should always seek to get professional help. There are two advantages to getting professional help when it comes to having water damage to your property. One is that water damage companies have the proper equipment and they employ the best professionals to do the job. With a water damage restoration professional, your home will be in good hands since you have SERVPRO professionals working with you to combat the water problem.
At the first sign of water damage call SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks to deal with your issues. We will work on your residential or commercial property immediately. When it comes to water damage, your action must be quick in order to prevent further damage to your property and health.
How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Closets
Mold can grow anywhere in homes, including closets. Moisture can accumulate in closets, providing a breeding ground for mold growth.
- Make sure that clothes are completely dry before storing them in closets. The moisture in clothing can accelerate mold growth.
- Don’t store items on the closet floor to prevent trapping moisture underneath them.
- Empty, clean, and dry closets thoroughly on occasion. Doing so ensures you keep them fresh and aired out, reducing the possibility of mold growth.
- If you have a humidity problem in your home, use the air conditioning unit or a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air.
Don't let microbial growth take over any part of your home! Make sure to regularly check damp places and help them dry out if you can. If you experience mold call SERVPRO right away.
City of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation
We are proud to be serving our community!
It was such an honor to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for the work our SERVPRO has done for the City of Los Angeles, California. Absolutely privileged to have Councilman David Ryu to tour our facility. We were also happy to be able to help and donate much-needed gloves, masks, and supplies to our front line medical workers that are fighting this pandemic.
We are professionals that are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
Stop The Spread of Germs with SERVPRO
Here are some helpful tips to prevent the spread of germs. This is to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. The first tip is to avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you feel any ill symptoms, make sure to cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Another helpful tip to avoid getting germs to attack into your immune system is to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Also, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Some more tips include staying home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the important ways to spread germs.
Another way to fight germs in your home or business is to call SERVPRO to professionally disinfect and clean it for you. Call us anytime! We are here to help!
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Do you already follow us on our social media pages? If you have not done so already, come find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram! We aim to provide great content by giving everyday helpful tips, showcasing our work and just keeping it fun overall. Some of our posts include the science of identifying and eliminating odors can be tricky, but as professionals in deodorization, we can take care of it. Some other examples of what we post are many emergency preparedness tips and showing before and after photos. We also like to share the jobs we’ve done in the past in cities such as Los Angeles, Century City, Hollywood, Downtown, Bakersfield, Sylmar, and just all over the West Coast. What would you like to see us share on our pages? Let us know! We would love to hear from you.
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Working From Home? Here Is Our Guide To Staying Productive And Being Successful
As coronavirus changes the daily lives of Americans, lately many of us get the privilege to work from home to be safe. There are certain perks to working from home. You officially have the shortest commute and your meetings do not happen in the conference room. But, if you are not careful, working from home can also come with some downsides. If you are the type to get distracted easily, do not worry, there is hope.
Here is our guide to staying productive. Want to know if they work? Well, this blog you are reading right now was written from home sweet home.
1. Get an office. Set aside a whole room or a portion of your home that is for all business and only business. Your bed would not be the ideal location to set up your office because that is where you sleep.
2. Get rid of background noise. Be aware of how productive you are while listening to music. Playing music all day helps some people while it can distract others. So, find out which one you are.
3. Break a sweat! Since gyms are shut down in California for a while due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, make it apart of your job to set aside about 30 minutes to an hour to get your body moving at home. Working from home can reduce the amount of calories we burn in a day. You can still workout outside in nature. You could even throw on workout video to your liking on YouTube. So, grab that jump rope, some light weights or both. No excuses.
4. Keep essentials in your workspace. Keep items such as snacks, coffee or a cozy sweater near your desk. This is a way to prevent you from getting up to grab something and encountering who-knows-what distractions around the house.
5. Know when to take a break. When your home is also your office, it can feel like you are always working. Decide when you are done for the day, and stick to it.
6. Communicate! Make sure to stay in communication with people throughout the day. Chat with colleagues, schedule phone meetings or even check in on Zoom. This will make you feel less lonely and it will also make you feel like an asset to the company you are working for.
7. Get Dressed. Keep your outfit casual and comfortable, but not in the pajama family. It might sound unnecessary, but you will feel more professional, and you will be prepared if a last-minute meeting comes up.
8. Keep things clean! Make sure to always have your workspace clean by the end of the day, so when you come back to it the next day, you are ready to work without clutter. Also doing this will help reduce trash from piling up.
9. Look at the perks of working from home. You are home during the day. Do you realize what that means? You save on gasoline because you don't have to drive to the office. Most importantly, you won't get anyone sick if you come to work with a sniffle. The more you enjoy working from home, the more you will enjoy your job. Now, get back to work!
Community Lives in Us
Community is important to us, not just in our office but around the cities!
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield wants to serve our communities in the best way possible; we participate in our city chamber events, love to sponsor the Boys & Girls club, and you can catch us at all the emergency readiness preparation meetings. We find it necessary to be connected with those surrounding us and not only show up when there is a loss or disaster. It’s very important that we are not just another company entering your home but we are truly someone that you would trust to take care of you when a not so happy situation happens. Our previous clients have loved the work we provided and wish it wasn’t under bad circumstances and we take true pride in being involved. If you have a community event you think we would fit in please feel free to reach out, we want to benefit anyone anyway we can!
SERVPRO Vendor Qualifications and Professionalism
We take our professionalism seriously, so we treat our vendors to the same level.
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield only uses the best of the best when it comes to vendors that we bring in on clients claims. Whether it’s a fire claim and we have to bring in someone to clean the smoke smell out of your clothes, or a storage pod after a water damage to make sure other items are not involved we only trust sub vendors that we hold to SERVPRO standards. We treat clients like family and we want all of them to know that their claim is just as serious as the next, no matter the damage done or the size; everyone is important and will be treated as such. We also expect the same from our vendors when they interact with any customers and are proud to be working with them, if you ever experience water, fire, or mold damage you should always call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.
We Are Around the Clock
Ready to aid you no matter what time or day it may be.
SERVPRO is known for being faster to any size disaster, commercial or residential. When compared to other restoration companies SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is not only on site the quickest but maximizes the job to make sure they are faster when also getting you back into your home or place of business. Why SERVPRO? Because we understand what it means to be the leader in restoration not just in our city but across the nation, being a company that is available 24/7 we are truly around the clock. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield has a professional always on call to make sure we are ready to jump into action no matter what time it is or what the job call may be! You’ll never have to worry about what time your emergency may happen knowing that we will be there for you immediately.
IICRC, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoring Certification, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards detailing the proper procedures for safe cleaning and restoration. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield prides ourselves on having our technicians as well as office staff to be IICRC certified. Being up to IICRC standards allows all of our employees to have the best knowledge industry standard training giving each and every one of our customers the best service. We are constantly holding classes for employees and professionals be up to date and work towards new certifications in areas such as: Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Drying, Fire and Smoke, Mold Removal, etc. This helps us to ensure that no matter what situation clients can always rest assured that they are choosing the best restoration company.
It's Our SERVPRO Promise
You would think this questions would be easy but it isn’t. In your city there could be dozens of restoration companies that you could choose from. Your insurance agent will probably recommend some restoration companies to you but you might want to research for yourself. And we are to tell you that SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield can promise that we are around the clock, reliable, and professional. We have been around for just under a decade and we understand that you might Google names like Service Master or Restoration Management Company but we promise we want to work with you and your insurance agent to get you back to living like normal. You can always check out our Yelp page for more customer testimonials or we are just a call away to explain to us what your issue is, we want to deal with your restoration issues! Our promise is that you won’t be disappointed you chose us as your experts.
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield was recently taken over by its now owner, Alan Reed, and has been added to very successful multi franchise operation in Southern California. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield will be joining territories of Moorpark, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, and Encino which have all been onsite for the Thomas Fire in 2017 and the Malibu Fires in 2018 as well as other natural disasters around California. His offices are filled with technicians that are passionate about their line of work and claims managers that are compassionate about restoration. There is not a job that Alan and his team cannot handle and they thrive in hard situations where they can pull through to fix everything in their power. If you ever have any doubts about working with SERVPRO please feel free to read our testimonials page or Yelp reviews from clients we have had the pleasure of working with in the past to be assured that you are making the best decision when it comes to hiring a restoration team. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield can and will make it "Like it never even happened."