Moisture inspection to damaged ceiling
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Commercial fire in Bakersfield, CA
Where You Should Start
If you're a business owner and want the best knowledgeable and certified company to go out to your business in case of an emergency call the professionals in green. I am sure you have heard about us before, and maybe ask yourself Why should I call SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield for any emergency service needs and what makes them different from the others?
First, we are faster to any size disaster no mater what time it is day or night, including all holidays when everyone else isn't available we are here for you! Second, we are trusted by insurance companies across America. Third, SERVPRO is independently owned and operated, franchise have been helping business owners recover from disasters for over 40 years. The experience you need from us! Fourth, we are certified and the training that sets us apart from others. We are the company that promises you to make it "Like it never even happened."
Storm damage tips
This was a storm damage to the homeowners roof which made the ceiling inside of their home to cave in. As seen in the photo our technician is checking for moisture all around the affected area. In order to be ready for any storm, we should all be as prepared as we can by beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business or home. You’ll first want to evaluate which scenarios are most likely to occur—and those that are a long shot but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard.
There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including Ready.gov, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.
A business impact analysis (BIA) can be performed to help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This should include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure a crisis communications plan is in place, too. Come visit us on www.SERVPROnwbkfd.com
Storm Damage to a commercial building in Bakersfield
This is a before photo upon technicians arrival on a stormy afternoon weekend. The technicians tarped the roof and made it secure enough for the heavy winds not to blow it off. This was for a commercial building that ended up as a water damage inside the building due to the roof leak. We took care of it in a timely manner and the manager was very happy with us.
While creating an emergency plan does not prevent your home, your business or your employees from experiencing a disaster, it can still give your business a leg up on the safety side. Your employees will know what to do and how to respond if a disaster or emergency situation should occur either a storm damage or unexpected water damage.
You should make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company on boarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By helping employees familiarize themselves with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself.