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Fire loss in Bakersfield, CA

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out to this residential fire damage which was caused by a infrared sauna that was left on. The entire home had soot and fire damaged starting with the ceilings, walls and flooring. Technicians had to remove drywall or affected material along with tile flooring. All items that are non salvageable were inventoried for the insurance company to pay for. All items that were salvageable were properly cleaned with our SERVPRO step by step methods to make the smell go away. We finalize the cleaning process by having all items, contents and furniture ozoned in order for the soot smell to entirely go away. We can also do the repairs for you and make it "Like it never even happened". Look for our customers feed backs and reviews on yelp. 

Commercial fire in Bakersfield, CA

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out for a fire caused by a Molotov cocktail bomb that was thrown through the window of an office where the fire started in, this caused fire and soot damage to some offices.Technicians detected high levels of moisture on the wall and carpet, therefore proper equipment was set up. Then they laid down red rosin paper in order to minimize the soot being tracked throughout the office. After, technicians set up equipment to start the cleaning process along with an air scrubber that was set up to eliminate the smoke odor. The cleaning crew cleaned all the light fixtures and all contents. They were all wiped down and the bulbs as well after they were taken off. Technicians removed all the charred materials, ceiling tile and insulation, along with all affected materials. A containment was set up to minimize the amount of dust in the room during demolition. Call the experts in green! SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is here for you when ever you need us!

Fire loss in Bakersfield, CA

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

SERVPRO® of NW Bakersfield has a 1-4-8 Response Guideline for Emergencies to help get us to you faster.  We know that time is precious, and we want to make sure we get to you as soon as possible.

  • 1-Within one hour of a notice of your loss, a SERVPRO employee will contact you to arrange services and scopes.
  • 4-Within four hours of a loss, a SERVPRO professional will be on site to start mitigation services.
  • 8-Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing will be communicated to you by a SERVPRO professional. 

You can count on us day or night including all holidays! Our technicians are certified and trained. We will do the work for you and contact your insurance company to get approvals to leave equipment if it is needed. We will also get approvals to remove any wet material if it's needed, and will always ask for all approvals before we start work, this way our customer doesn't get stuck with any bills. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for any emergency service needs.

Moisture inspection to damaged ceiling

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

When you browse through our website, you might notice that our franchise specializes in more than water damage restoration. We also restore homes and businesses of mold, graffiti, bio-hazard, fire, smoke and soot. We have customers who call us for the commercial cleaning of their carpets and ducts. In an effort to meet the needs of our community, we even have a certified construction crew available to rebuild damaged areas of your home after the restoration is complete. An important factor in the growth of our company and giving our customers the highest level of service is providing our technicians with the necessary training. 

At SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield, we believe that an investment in education for employees is money well spent. Our team participates in IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) training courses throughout the year. The IICRC sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. The mission of the IICRC is to promote high standards and ethics within the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industries and to advance communication and technical proficiency.   

Removal of wet insulation and material

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Removal of wet insulation and material affected in the ceiling due to water damage.

Why SERVPRO? Well for a good reason and that is that we provide our employees with the highest level of water, Fire, Mold and Sewage Restoration Training.

For example: Two of our production technicians, Russ and George, spent a week at an IICRC training course. In this course, the guys received specific training in mold and sewage remediation.  The course covered topics such as containment planning and strategies, microbiology basics, respiratory protection, bird and bat droppings, biocide uses, how to safely work in confined spaces, sampling and more.  

It may not sound like fun to most people, but they came back from the course excited about the new information they learned. This would comfort anyone to know that the technicians that are coming to your home are knowledgeable and know exactly what they are doing and how to perform any emergency services we provide. Call the professionals in green! SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is here to help! 

Roof leak in Bakersfield, CA

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

This was a roof leak that SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield was called out. Upon technicians arrival homeowner stated that intrusion was coming in from roof leak which was causing damage to one of the bedroom ceiling. Homeowner said, she noticed a drip and she put a bucket to catch the water avoiding damage on the carpet. Our technicians tarped the damaged roof about 200sq ft using 6 mil plastic, wood sticks and sand bags . Also performed a moisture inspection and found high levels of moisture in one bedroom on ceiling. No flooring was affected. After, technicians set up drying equipment to start the drying process. 

A tip for you: You may think of all water causing damage as the same, but there are three different classifications of water: clean, gray and black. When you understand the differences in these types of water, you will also understand how to better handle a water damage situation. Should you have any questions please give us a call. We are here for you!

Water damage in town

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

This was a water damage in town that SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out to perform emergency services. When technicians arrived The homeowner stated that the night before his wife woke up around 2:00 am. As she got out of bed she stepped on the carpet and felt it completely wet. While looking for the source he noticed that every room is affected and there is standing water throughout the home. Insured not knowing what to do or where to start he contacts The res-ponders and they informed him to shut off main water valve. After customer called around for help he had a carpet cleaning company extract the standing water, without knowing we perform water extraction and that its the first thing we do when there is standing water. The loss affected the entire home except kitchen and nook area. 4 bedrooms 2 hallways 2 bathrooms garage and living room were affected. We let homeowner know they are always welcome to call us and ask us any questions they need to know in case they ever have another emergency. Our customers were happy with our work and will keep us in mind!

Heavy wind damage to roof in Bakersfield, CA

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

This was wood shake roof there is some scattered wind damage to all the roof elevations. There are ridge caps that have suffered due to wind damage. Since you can't be prepared for any natural disaster, storm or heavy winds here are some storm tips that can be useful and important to know. 

Be sure that once you have came up with an emergency preparedness plan, you go over it and practice it with employees or family if it's for your home. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees or family feel more empowered.

Timing is everything! By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do, who to call, and what to expect advance is the key to timely mitigation.

Timely mitigation: minimizes the affects of water and fire damage allowing your property and business to be restored at an advance rate with minimal down time. 

Commercial fire and water damage

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

This was a commercial restaurant that resulted as a fire and water damage. As you can see in this photo the ceiling caved in along with wet insulation. Our customer's items, furniture, documents, food supply and many more were damaged by the loss. We took care of cleaning the debris and removing any affected material that needed to be removed. Our customer is very happy with our work that he even wanted us to do the repairs as well. We can perform the remediation and restoration from start to finish. Know that our technicians are all certified, trained and knowledgeable in this type of work. SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is here for you!

Remember Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO® of NW Bakersfield is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Damage in Bakersfield CA

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

This photo is showing the customers roof suffered wind damage due to the heavy winds we had. Storm ready preparedness for either your business or home. No one plans on a disaster, however you can plan for it. Disaster and emergencies always strike without warning. Planning ahead speaks trust to your clients and your employees. In the event your business is affected by a disaster, you don't necessarily have to be.

Are you ready for whatever happens? Remember disasters and resulting business interruption can devastate companies. It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to disaster never reopen. Of those that reopened, the majority had some type of response plan in place.   

By preparing now, you demonstrate excellence in readiness planning by compiling a comprehensive information resource to use in case of a disaster. 

Timely response in a crisis can: Minimize business interruption and associated loss revenue. Save thousands of dollars in reduced secondary damages. Nevertheless, SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is ready for any size disaster and is here for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week including all holidays.