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Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

2/22/2024 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage clean up.

Water Removal

Service work normally begins with a thorough extraction of water. This helps prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time. Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using powerful pumps and extraction units during the water removal process.

Damaged Material Removal

If any materials cannot be successfully restored, this will be communicated to you. These materials are typically removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying of all restorable materials.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Deodorization

Water damage can create cleaning, sanitizing, or deodorization needs for floors, furniture, and other personal belongings. SERVPRO professionals use a variety of specially formulated products, industry-leading equipment, and proven techniques to accomplish this important aspect of restoration.


After the bulk of the water has been removed, our specialists use industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see. This will target water within materials to bring these materials back to their normal moisture level. This equipment is normally placed during the first visit to your property. The type and amount of equipment is based on your unique situation and industry standards.

Storm damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/23/2024 (Permalink)

Storm clean up Storm damage clean up.

What is the usual process for SERVPRO during a water damage claim?

Much of the drying equipment is placed on the first day of arrival, and assists with extracting moisture from furniture, surrounding items, and the walls themselves. Our restoration professionals will continue to monitor and document the drying process throughout the job, and they will return to your property daily to make changes as needed and help ensure your property is effectively and efficiently dried.

The last step of the process includes any rebuilding or construction, if necessary. We’re prepared to provide both minor construction repairs and rebuild entire areas of your home, no matter the extent of damage. Providing a complete, comprehensive, full-service restoration experience from initial inspection to rebuild and construction is important to us, as it simplifies the process for you, can save time, and keeps costs low. As a premier cleaning and restoration company, SERVPRO has the equipment, professionals, and decades of training and expertise to help make water damaged walls “Like it never even happened.”®

Why choose SERVPRO

1/23/2024 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why choose SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield

Why choose SERVPRO?

One of the many reasons to choose SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is because we specialize in water, fire, clean up restoration and also Biohazard services among many others. These emergencies demand expert care, you can trust SERVPRO's professional Biohazard Cleaning Services. With our highly trained technicians and strict adherence to OSHA, EPA, and health regulations, we ensure the safe and discreet cleanup of crime scenes, trauma, and chemical hazards.

How do you clean when a biohazard is present?

Because traumatic events often involve biological and chemical contaminants, it’s important to know that the restoration process is being handled in compliance with all government, environmental and health regulations. Our professionals do this in the safest way possible.
We are trained and prepared both physically and mentally to handle biohazard, trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration with respect and professionalism. We’ll work to safely clean up contaminants from surfaces, and remove unsalvageable materials from the area. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for any bio-hazard, trauma & crime scene clean up. We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including all holidays.

Ceiling water damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/9/2024 (Permalink)

Ceiling water damage Damaged ceiling due to a broken pipe in attic, which caused water damage to ceiling.

Do you have ceiling water damage in your home? How to tell if water damage is new or old? 

-If you have found what you believe is water damage, the following tips can help you determine if the water damage is new or old: ?

-If you can safely reach the area, try touching the water damage. You can determine a lot using this method; if the water’s still wet, and the surrounding walls and ceiling are firm, the water damage is new. However, if what you touch is squishy, as well as the surrounding walls, it is likely the water damage is old.

-Take into consideration the history of the home or business. Try to recall when any past damage occurred, if any, as well as its severity. Nevertheless, if you do come across any water damage we can help! Contact SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield after you call your insurance company. 

Water damage in Bakersfield, CA

12/6/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage clean up Water damage inside the insured's kitchen due to a dishwasher leak.

Homeowner stated they noticed water on the floor. Then noticed water but this time it was coming from dishwasher water supply line affecting kitchen cabinets, linoleum floor, guest bedroom walls, carpet, baseboards, also entry way wall and baseboard, along with linoleum flooring. Technicians removed 1 lf of baseboard in the kitchen, and 2.9 lf of baseboard in the entry way. Our techs set up equipment in affected areas to speed up drying process. Also mold was discovered as you can notice on the photos, therefore mold remediation was performed. Mold was removed and professionally cleaned with antimicrobial spray. Homeowner was happy with our emergency service performance and now wants us to do the repairs for them. Call SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield for any emergency you may need.

Water damage in Bakersfield, CA

2/7/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage in town.

Water damage in town. SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out to perform emergency services. 

What to expect when you call for help?

When you call, a customer care specialist will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. Armed with the details of your water event, we’ll dispatch a team to respond immediately.

Our SERVPRO Specialist will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Along with a few more questions. We will walk you through it all contact your insurance company & agent/adjuster to get approvals. Trust us we promise to make it "Like it never even happened".

Water damage clean up in Bakersfield, CA

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage clean up.

Water damage at home? We can help!

A flood, washer overflow or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate water removal is necessary to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in water removal and water damage cleanup, then providing water damage restoration to your residence.

Our customer-focused professionals will assess the residential water damage to your property. Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the property damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for the water damage restoration of your home. Our top-notch people use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and perform water extraction of any standing water. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for any water damage emergency you have.

Water damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage Water loss.

What qualifies as water damage?

Residential water damage from SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield
Water damage describes various possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, mold growth, bacteria growth, rusting of steel, swelling of composite woods, de-laminating of materials such as plywood. 

Do you have water damage?

Did you know that within 24 hours of water damage a leak or flood can spread, and it will soak everything in its vicinity. This means that personal belongings, such as books and photographs, can immediately bulge and warp beyond repair. Soft furnishings and upholstery will soak through, and walls and floors will begin to absorb the water. Drywall, furniture, wooden doors, and window frames can swell. Plus, paint or wallpaper can peel or blister, and it can impact electrical systems. If the leak is in your roof, the water could come through ceilings and cause damage to insulation and wooden beams. Most worryingly, though, mold can begin to develop within this timeframe. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield.

Water damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage clean up.

This was a water damage job in Bakersfield CA.  Our customers kitchen/nook ceiling area was affected. The ceiling collapsed as we can see, our technicians had to remove all debris, wet insulation and any wet material. Technicians continued to remove all debris, wet insulation & drywall that also had fallen onto the flooring and insured's contents. The cause of damage was a broken pipe inside attic. The insured's had to call a plumber to go out and fix the problem, then called us to go out for emergency services to help clean up, dry it and cover it up properly. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for water, fire or clean up services you may have. We are open 24/7 including all holidays. 

Water damage clean up in Bakersfield, CA

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage clean up Kitchen water damage clean up.

Kitchen water damage in town. When you experience water damage, there are lots of questions that arise. SERVPRO's water damage resources give you the information you need.

Who to call for water damage?

SERVPRO is a better option than calling and paying for multiple services from different companies, which can be a pain and end up more expensive than going with a single professional cleanup and restoration company. There’s a reason our tagline is “Like it never even happened.”® The decision doesn’t have to be difficult; choose to work with professionals who can handle the job, no matter how big or small. With more than 5 decades of experience and over 2,000 franchises across the United States and Canada, SERVPRO is made up of a proven system of professionals and is the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield.

Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage after.

What does a water restoration company do when you have water damage?

Restoration companies can come in and use vacuums and large fans to remove the water and dry out the affected space, as well as disinfecting it and removing in some cases affected walls, floors, ceilings, and even possessions that were damaged by the water if needed. However that is not always the case you may just need a few dehumidifiers to dry out the affected area within 3-5 days depending on damages. 

SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield has the experts to make your home safe again after flood damage and make it "Like it never even happened".

One thing to know about us is we help deal with the insurance companies to help get your roof, siding, windows, decking, and pretty much anything that has been damaged due to fire, wind, water, hail, etc. to be paid for by the homeowner’s insurance company.

Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

2/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage to a bathroom.
What to should you do when you have water damage?  4 Essential Steps To Take When You Discover Water Damage in Your Home:
  1. If possible, identify the source of the damage. 
  2. Notify your homeowners' or the landlord. 
  3. Call the insurance carrier and notify them of the loss.
  4. Call a remediation expert within 24-48 hours.

This water damage was due to a bathroom overflow. When this happens you want to know if your insurance company will cover it right? Well depending on your insurance plan, you may be eligible for reimbursement for the repairs and remediation.

Most homeowners insurance plans have certain restrictions, so it’s important to be as detailed as possible when contacting the insurance carrier. Take note of the repairs they will and will not cover, so that you can later make sure your coverage rights are protected.

The remediation process is critical to resolving water damage. Always remember even if you may know or heard from a friend of an expert, you should make sure that the remediation company is legitimate before allowing them to assess your home.

Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage in town.

This is a water damage job that SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield was called out on. Some of you might ask yourself: 

How long does it take to dry out water damage?

Drying out a structure depends on the severity of the water damage that occurred, and they type of structure, with an average situation taking 3–5 days. This can vary greatly though, depending on the magnitude of damage, amount of contents affected, any demolition that may be required, and the presence of any hazardous materials.

One thing you should know about us is we understand the frustration it can be to be in a situation like this, therefore returning a home or business to its preloss condition is our goal "Like it never even happened". With our professionals making adjustments to equipment to help ensure the area is recovering as quickly as safely possible. 

Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage.

A storm, flood or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate action is necessary to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring following residential water damage. Our customer-focused professionals will assess the residential 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. 

SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfieldhas the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. Our technicians are IICRC Certified. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end. We are here to help and get you through it all. Call us for any questions or concerns you may have. 

Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage in town.

What To Do After A Water Damage? 

After any home emergency, the safety of your family is most important. In the case of water damage, the actions below are some things you can do while waiting for assistance. However, it’s best to do only those things you know you can do safely. Once we arrive, we’ll help you assess the situation further and take action to prevent additional damage to your property. 

 Our professionals will thoroughly assess the water damage and help you understand its severity, hazards that may be present, and determine what can be restored. If necessary, we will also assist with stopping the source of the water damage. We also take care of the claim for you by contacting your insurance adjuster for any further approvals that may be needed. Contact SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for any water damage you may have.

Water Damage in Bakersfield, CA

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage after.

This was a water loss that SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out on. Technicians met up with insured to find out the damages and what might have caused it. Cause of loss: was a pipe underneath the sink area which was leaking slowly. Our technicians performed a moisture inspection and detected elevated moisture levels in the kitchen wood cabinets, wood toe kicks, walls, and wood flooring. There was visible microbial growth found behind the wood cabinets, drywall and along with wood toe-kick's. All affected materials were removed due to mold. Finally, our technicians set up proper equipment and containment as well. Equipment set up, one conventional dehumidifier and no air movers due to mold. End results, our customer was happy and satisfied with our services. 

Water loss in Bakersfield, CA

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment set up After equipment was set up.

Cause of loss for this claim was the ice maker water supply line that burst behind the refrigerator. Our technicians performed a moisture inspection in all affected and adjacent areas. High moisture levels were detected in the kitchen, garage, pantry, living room, dining room, office and storage closet. Homeowner stated they found the entire kitchen dining and pantry all flooded about 1/2 inch of water. They started to vacuum it using a shop vac, but the water was still coming out from the bottom of the kitchen cabinets. Our customers stated that they were happy we were there to help them clean up the damage. Our technicians removed all affected wood baseboards and drilled vent holes in affected areas, extracted carpet and removed wet padding in living room. After, set up drying equipment to speed up the process. Call the professionals at SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield.  

Water loss in Bakersfield, CA

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment set up After equipment was set up, also showing technician is taking readings.

This was a water loss here in Bakersfield CA. SERVPRO Of NW was called out to help with the emergency services. It was business after hours, however we were there shortly after and our customer was grateful that we did. Upon arrival our technicians had to perform a heavy extraction on all affected hard surface floors. Technicians also had to tear out affected baseboard, along with wet carpet pad, cleaned up and finally set up equipment to speed up drying process. Technicians also lift carpet in order to dry up faster. Hauled off all affected materials and debris. Content manipulation had to be performed. We will tear out cabinetry when it's necessary and get approvals with your insurance company before we begin the work. That way your not stuck with a bill. Technicians also removed the counter top and tear out non-salvageable vinyl flooring due to high levels of moisture. Washing machine had to be removed & reset along with the dryer while emergency services took place. We are here for you, all you have to do is relax and watch us do the work for you!

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!

Water damage/ Apartments in Bakersfield, CA

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield was called out for a water damage. Our technicians met with the owner of the apartments and he stated he had a toilet overflow. The water migrated throughout the apartment affecting two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a living room, and hallway. There was no standing water upon arrival. The owner stated he began mopping up the water and stated the water was clean. Performed a moisture inspection in all possible areas that could have been affected by the loss. The rooms  affected have minimum water damage. Technician began taking pictures and marking off areas that are affected. Techs also identified each room with tape and began setting up equipment to start drying process. The owner was happy with the work our technicians performed. Remember we available for you day or night including all holidays. Call us at 661-588-3975. We promise to make it "Like it never even happened."


Water damage a plumbing company caused in Bakersfield

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

This is was a water damage in Bakersfield, CA The homeowner called SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield to go out and stated the water intrusion came in from a failed water supply line under the sink in the kitchen. Homeowner stated a plumbing company came out to fix a small leak she had under the sink. Then she woke up at 4:00 AM hearing water then walked into the entire kitchen flooded also the dining room and crawlspace. Pack out crew needed to pack out the entire lower sink cabinet total of 8 boxes. Technicians also had to remove the wet baseboard in the dining room and kitchen.They drilled vent holes in the dining room and kitchen to speed up drying process. Removed drywall in kitchen behind their refrigerator and under the sink, wet insulation was removed off the exterior walls as well. Techs had to detached and reset the stove, also detach and reset the refrigerator in order to be able to remove the affected drywall. After, equipment was set up. Call the professionals in green to get the job done right! SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is here for you for any emergency services you may need.  

Commercial/Church in Bakersfield, CA

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

This was a water damage at a church in Bakersfield, CA. Cause of loss was the roof drain, which got clogged with debris. We got this job through our existing customer whom had a protein fire at the time with us and is the owner of the church. Our customer told us the situation they had going at the church and needed emergency services performed. Upon technicians arrival they noticed the whole lobby area had high levels of moisture on ceiling, and drywall. The lobby closet ceiling and walls were also affected and an upstairs room, therefore technicians had to set up equipment. Our customer has been very happy and satisfied with both claims and has stated "I would definitely continue using you for any emergency services I ever come across in the future and I see you all as friends and I am grateful for everything you have done for me!".       

Water heater leak in Bakersfield

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

The cause of loss for this claim was the water heater. Performed a moisture inspection, removed affected materials such as carpet and carpet pad and equipment was set up. Once all goals were met, equipment was removed. After our repair crew started the repairs. The after photo can clearly show the excellent work our repair crew performed and made it "Like it never even happened." Our customer was very happy with the end results and all our water mitigation crew, office and repair crew. SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield can do it all from the beginning to the end, so if you have any family or friends that want only use one company that does it all we are that one company! Let them know about us. You can reach us at 661-588-3975 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

Water heater leak in Bakersfield 7/2017

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

A water heater leak caused insureds home to have excessive water damage. Both insured's stated while they were gone to Texas for a week they arrived at their house at 2am and noticed the water damage. SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called in to perform moisture readings on all affected areas and adjacent rooms. The garage drywall, door trims, insulation, laminate wood floor, pad, and studs were showing high levels of moisture, removed drywall 2ft high and door trims, laminate wood floor along with pad. The same process was for the Living room, Dining room, Utility room and bath. In the Hallway, baseboard, drywall and insulation was affected as well, visible microbial growth was found, removed drywall 3ft high and wood floor. Homeowners were satisfied with our work and the end results that they bought our staff lunch once the repairs were completed. 

Water damage in Bakersfield

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Standing water in master bath.

This water damage was due to the master bath toilet tank that cracked and flooded the master bath, master bedroom, hallway upstairs, down stairs affecting ceiling in the dining room, laundry room and hallway downstairs. Technicians had to remove baseboards in all affected areas, also lifted carpet and removed affected pad in the master bedroom. Downstairs hall cabinet was showing high levels of moisture, therefore contents from cabinet were removed. This photo shows some of the mess upon technician’s arrival. SERVPRO of Bakersfield was called in a few months ago to clean up the water damage. Our customer was happy with the way we handled this emergency from beginning to the end and was thrilled with the results he even said "He would put a good review of us on Yelp".   

The water you don't see

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

When you experience water damage in your home or building, your first thought is to dry it up and figure out where that came from. A lot of homeowners believe they have taken care of the problem but it's the water you don't see that you need to be worried about. Slow leaks are very hard to detect and can create mold growth. This can cause long-term problems if not taken care of right away. SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is experienced in handling these situations properly to insure that your home and life can keep on going worry free. For more information on our Water mitigation services please call us at (661)588-3975.

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