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Be Prepared with our Emergency Readiness Program (ERP)

10/26/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO®'s Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP) is a valuable tool for businesses and homeowners alike. By creating an ERP, you are taking proactive steps to minimize downtime, increase efficiency, and mitigate damages in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. Here are some benefits of SERVPRO®'s Emergency Readiness Profile:

1. Preparedness:
- Customized Plan: SERVPRO®'s ERP is tailored to your specific property, outlining the exact steps to take in case of an emergency.
- Quick Access to Information: All critical information, such as shut-off valve locations and emergency contacts, is readily available, saving time during a crisis.

2. Minimized Downtime:
- Faster Response: With the ERP in place, SERVPRO® can respond more quickly, minimizing the damage and reducing downtime for your business operations.
- Prioritized Action: The ERP helps prioritize what is important for your business, ensuring that the most critical areas are addressed promptly.

3. Cost Savings:
- Mitigating Damages: Timely response and action, as outlined in the ERP, can prevent extensive damages, saving you money on restoration and repair costs.
- Insurance Benefits: Having an ERP can make the insurance claims process smoother and potentially lead to lower premiums due to proactive risk management.

4. Peace of Mind:
- Confidence in Emergency Situations: Knowing that you have a well-thought-out plan in place can provide peace of mind, especially during stressful emergency situations.
- Professional Guidance: SERVPRO® professionals provide expertise and guidance, ensuring your emergency plan is comprehensive and effective.

 5. Collaboration and Communication:
- Clear Communication: The ERP ensures that all stakeholders are on the same page, facilitating clear communication during emergencies.
- Collaborative Approach: Businesses and SERVPRO® can collaborate effectively, streamlining the restoration process and ensuring a quicker recovery.

6. Compliance and Safety:
- Compliance: Helps in compliance with local regulations and safety standards, ensuring your business meets all the necessary requirements.
- Employee Safety: Clearly defined safety procedures in the ERP help protect employees and occupants during emergencies.

7. Customized Solutions:
- Tailored to Your Needs: Each ERP is customized to the specific needs and layout of your property, ensuring that all unique aspects are considered in the emergency plan.

In summary, SERVPRO®'s Emergency Readiness Profile offers peace of mind, cost savings, and efficient, well-coordinated emergency response. It’s an investment in preparedness that can make a significant difference in the outcomes during an emergency or disaster situation.

How Do I Create an Office Fire Escape Plan?

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Map route. Fire escape plan A fire escape plan is essential for commercial buildings and offices.

What Should a Fire Escape Plan for an Office Look Like?

Creating a fire escape plan for your Los Gatos office is crucial. In fact, it's one of the most important things you can do as an employer. But how does one go about doing that? Well, there are a few things you should keep in mind when creating an office fire escape plan:

Having a fire escape plan for your office is crucial!

If you have a commercial building, having a fire escape plan is absolutely crucial. As a matter of fact, it's the law! When it comes to commercial buildings and business owners, there are many different factors that influence your decision about what type of plan you need.

As with any aspect of business, it's important to be aware of local laws and ordinances regarding your chosen industry. This will ensure that if something happens (like an accident or an emergency), you're in compliance with local and state regulations. In general, though, when creating plans for any kind of commercial building:

  • Have multiple exits from every room and floor
  • Make sure that all employees know where these exits are located
  • Plan accordingly if there's only one way out (such as through windows)

When it comes to creating an office fire escape plan, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

When it comes to creating an office fire escape plan, there are a few things you should keep in mind. An easy-to-follow and clearly visible plan is essential to ensure that all employees know how to safely get out of the building. The plan should be practiced regularly so everyone knows where the exits are located and how to use them, as well as which exit is appropriate for their situation if they have questions about what action to take at any given moment.

Your plan should include two ways out of every room so people can still get out even if one way becomes blocked or unsafe during an emergency situation. It's also important that all employees are included in this process—even those who work remotely or don't spend much time in the office—and not just office staff; everyone needs clear instructions on when and where they should go following a fire alarm or other emergency situation.

A good fire escape plan is essential for commercial buildings.

Imagine this scenario: You're at work, sitting behind your desk. Suddenly, there's a fire in the building and everyone starts to panic.

You've never even thought about what you would do in such an emergency situation! Do you know where the exits are? Do you know where they're located? Can you find them quickly enough if necessary?

If not, then chances are that if there were ever an emergency of any kind at your place of business (and it could happen), then this lack of knowledge might make things even worse for everyone involved. Your inability to escape will cause more confusion and chaos for those around you--and ultimately put people's lives at risk as well as damage property or equipment. This is why creating an office fire escape plan is so important for commercial buildings—it helps ensure that everyone knows exactly what their role will be during emergencies like these, so no one gets hurt or injured unnecessarily.

A fire escape plan is essential for commercial buildings and offices. It should be regularly reviewed so you can make changes, when necessary, but it's also important to have a copy of the plan on hand at all times in case of emergencies.

What Are the Most Common Water Business Losses?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

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The Most Common Water Damage Incidents

Your Los Gatos, CA, business can be vulnerable to water damage caused by various incidents. From damaged pipes to natural disasters, the excess humidity can distort and destroy everything inside your building. Some of these scenarios are more frequent and more preventable than others. Protect your establishment by learning about the most common water damage incidents so you can avert or resolve them effectively. 

Severe Weather Conditions
Some water-related incidents are difficult or outright impossible to avoid. Severe weather events such as heavy rain and snowstorms can compromise the building and allow water to enter. A tornado could also tear apart the area and impact the plumbing system or the water used to extinguish a fire can leave behind excessive amounts of water. You can reduce damage by maintaining the drainage system and keeping a list of useful contacts such as emergency lines, your insurance agency and water remediation specialists at hand. 

Burst or Leaking Pipes
Another problem that continues to plague multiple business owners is damaged pipes. There are various factors that can affect your piping such as: 

  • Metal corrosion 
  • Aged and worn out materials
  • Improper assemblage
  • Physical impact
  • Freezing temperatures 

Each potential problem has a solution. For instance, proper insulation can stop cold temperatures from raising the pressure inside the pipes and a timely replacement of old pipework can prevent ruptures. Look for signs of leaks such as discoloration, mold and puddles, especially before the situation escalates into flooding. 

Malfunctioning Appliances
Your business will likely use water appliances such as dehumidifiers, washing machines, water heaters and refrigerators. When issues such as faulty hoses and connections occur, water can spill and damage your floors, ceilings or other belongings. Follow their respective instruction manuals to ensure they operate properly. Conduct necessary inspections to detect any signs of malfunction or old age.  
There are several risk factors that can lead to massive water damage. Identifying problems such as damaged pipes or leaky dryers quickly can significantly reduce any potential business loss. 

4 Unique Challenges With a Community Disaster

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Four Unique Challenges With a Community Disaster

Sometimes disasters strike only a specific company, such as a fire that breaks out in a business in Saratoga, CA. Other times a catastrophic loss happens across an entire community, complicating the availability of services for multiple properties at one time. Examples of this include the high waters due to a breached dam in Midland, Michigan, in May of 2020, and the storm cleanup in the southeast in 2016. When this happens, responders must solve several challenges.

1. The Need for Equipment
If high waters impact numerous properties, the vacuums and pumps needed to remove the water might be in short supply. A local restoration franchise such as SERVPRO can call in additional resources to facilitate cleanup, whether the facility suffers from fire or storm damage. The company known for being Faster to Any Size Disaster will bring in equipment from other franchises throughout a regional area.

2. The Need for Qualified Workers
A widespread catastrophic loss requires the help of workers who know how to remediate water damage and remove smoke and soot. Many actions require technical knowledge that is beyond the scope of general cleanup. Industry certifications from professional organizations such as the IICRC show that workers have the necessary skills to tackle complex restoration jobs.

3. The Ability To Deal With Flooding
A flood poses many difficult challenges. There are extensive safety issues. These include a heightened risk of electrical shock. There are also concerns about secondary damage such as mold growth due to increased moisture. When a community must deal with extensive water damage, additional resources must be brought in to save lives and property.

4. The Knowledge To Handle Insurance Issues
The ability to deal with insurance matters also helps a company in need. Working with a preferred vendor of insurance companies ensures proper documentation and timely communication during the chaos of a community catastrophic loss. 

3 Unique Features of a Partial Loss Fire

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Two windows of a building with smoke damage and broken windows Even a partial loss fire is a traumatic event.

Partial Loss Fire

A business fire no matter how minor is still a significant event. While you may have been spared from seeing your entire facility in Lexington Hills, CA, lying in ruins, you still have to walk through your company and observe soot-covered walls and smell smoke odors. Depending on the situation, the partial fire loss could include scorched furniture and blackened personal items. The next few days or weeks will present several unique challenges.

1. Insurance Issues
If you hadn't already, you will probably learn a lot about your insurance policy and your insurance carrier. Make sure you stand firm and get the benefits of your policy. This typically includes a provision that repairs are of high quality and they return your facility to a uniform and consistent appearance.

2. Smoke Damage
The remaining structures and items in your building are likely tainted with pervasive damage from smoke. Eradication of smoke odors will almost certainly require the services of a fire mitigation team that has the tools and equipment to remove odors from walls and other items. General cleaning methods are likely only to mask the smell and in a few days, the odors could return. After a partial loss fire, insist that special techniques are used according to best practices from the cleaning industry.

3. Fire Restoration
Many items in your facility might be able to be cleaned and restored. Experienced technicians have a variety of sanitizing techniques to clean ceramics, hard surfaces, tiles and other materials. Porous materials such as clothes, fabrics and furniture could benefit from other cleaning methods. Some burned items cannot be restored and will need to be replaced. The restoration process could also involve the rebuilding of walls and other structures depending upon the fire's severity.
Any fire, even a partial loss fire, is a traumatic event. It requires precise techniques to get the best results.

3 Steps to Prevent Mold Growth

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth on wall due to humidity Water damage can lead to mold growth.

Mold Prevention

You might think that mold growth only appears in the wake of severe water damage, such as the damage inflicted by a flood or broken pipe. In reality, however, such seemingly inescapable factors as high humidity or nearby plumbing fixtures such as sinks and showers can lead to mold contamination. Luckily, there are three simple mold prevention steps you can take to protect your business' building:

  • Install an air filter and dehumidifier
  • Install a humidity meter
  • Fully treat any moisture problems right away

Air Filters and Dehumidifiers

Air filters and dehumidifiers are available for purchase at any home goods store and are both worthy investments. Air filters comb through your building's air and trap the mold spores that exist in almost every environment, and dehumidifiers help make your building inhospitable to potential mold growths.

Humidity Meters

Working in conjunction with dehumidifiers or on their own, humidity meters will also help you manage the humidity levels in your building by alerting you if they reach a certain threshold that is inviting mold growth. Knowing there's a problem is always the first step toward fixing it, and this device will give you peace of mind that your building is not at high risk.

Water Damage Remediation

Mold spores are incredibly fast-acting and can start to spread on a surface with a moisture problem within 24-48 hours. If you have a broken or leaky pipe, don't wait to call the plumber and clean up the mess, and if a flood strikes, make sure to remove all wet materials and set up a dehumidifier immediately.
Mold prevention might feel like a lot of trouble, but you'll be glad you did it in the long run. Mold remediation can be a lengthy and intensive process and requires the assistance of your local mold cleanup specialists. In the event that you suffer water damage and notice a mold growth in your building, however, don't worry too much — SERVPRO of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno, will make it seem "Like it Never Even Happened."

How to Deal With Water Damage After a Fire at Your Business

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out a fire in a big building Your Monte Sereno, CA, business may suffer from more than fire damage.

How to Handle Water Damage in a Business After a Fire

After a fire occurs at your Monte Sereno, CA, business, you may find that the destruction is not limited to smoke or flame damage. While these will probably be present, you may also have to deal with flooding from the firefighting hoses, as they use a great deal of pressure. You may be unsure how to proceed with such issues after a fire; however, there are a few steps you can take to get your business up and running again as soon as possible.

Ensure the Building Is Safe to Enter

Before you can properly assess water damage to your business, it is important that you speak with firefighters first to ensure it is safe to enter the building. Water and fire can weaken a variety of structures, so you may want to ask the firefighters about the soundness of areas such as:

  • Walls
  • Floors, especially on upper levels
  • The roof

Protecting yourself and anyone else who enters a building after a fire can reduce the risk of serious injury.

Take Photos

Since physical evidence of fire damage can be important to any insurance claim you file, you might want to take as many photos as possible. While your insurance agent does not have to be present for this, having him or her there may be helpful for answering any questions you have about your claim. Try to take photos from different angles to get the most detailed evidence possible.

Call In a Fire Restoration Specialist

Hiring a fire restoration company can help with cleaning up both fire and water damage. Water that comes from a fire hose sprays with a huge amount of pressure, which can flood entire rooms. A fire restoration company can assess the damage, advise you on cleanup details and restore your building so you can resume operations.

Your Monte Sereno, CA, business may suffer from more than fire damage after a blaze. Water and smoke can also affect the building, but the sooner you understand how to proceed with cleanup efforts, the sooner you can make repairs and return to work.

How To Recognize Secondary Damage and Why You Should Avoid It

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded office, copier, standing water in a building concept of water damage Commercial water damage in Lexington Hills, CA.

If your business in Lexington Hills, CA, has experienced primary water damage, then you may relate to how time-consuming it can be to repair your building. However, business owners should also be aware of secondary damage, as it can lead to problems such as black mold and cracked walls.

Types of Water Damage

There are two types of water damage. Both present different challenges and should be fixed as soon as possible.

• Primary water damage: This is easily noticed through wet flooring, walls and furniture.
• Secondary water damage: When primary damage is left alone or not completely resolved, it may lead to structural issues such as black mold and warped flooring.

When water issues are not taken care of immediately, it can lead to costly and harmful consequences. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs of secondary water damage and have a plan ready if it does happen.

Signs of Secondary Water Damage

It may take weeks or even months to notice any signs, but if there are indications of secondary damage, you should call a commercial building restoration service to take care of the problem right away.

Signs include black mold, warped flooring, cracked walls and a distinctive odor. When moisture is trapped inside your building, it can contribute to high humidity levels, which can make doors, door casings and baseboards swell too.

Why Avoiding Secondary Damage Is Beneficial

Secondary water damage can lead to many additional issues, which is why it’s best to avoid it by calling professional technicians when you notice the first warning signs. These experts should be able to perform tests for hidden moisture and humidity levels, complete professional extraction and drying, and implement other types of restoration where needed. This should stop any further damage from happening.

Although maintenance and prevention are your best defenses against water damage, there’s no need to worry if it does occur. With an excellent plan and a team of experts, your business can be restored to its original condition.

The Three Ds of Flood Cleaning

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

wet carpet, footprints on carpet, Carpet damaged by storm waters in Saratoga, CA.

What Are The Cleaning Requirements After a Flood?

You hear that flood water is contaminated, full of pathogens that are harmful to your family. How do you know what you must throw away and what you can sanitize? Look to the three D's of flood cleaning: dispose, disinfect and dry. Here is a brief guide for each.


Follow local guidelines in Saratoga, CA for waste disposal. If garbage service is not yet running, you can bury contaminated food about four feet deep to keep the odor away. You should dispose of the following items:

  • Throw away any food, even canned or sealed, that has been in contact with flood water.
  • Throw away food from your fridge if power has been off for more than 2 hours.
  • Don't use any garden produce that remains after a flood.
  • Discard dishes with cracks, as well as any plastic or wooden kitchen items.
  • Submerged drywall may need to be replaced.
  • Dispose of carpet padding.


Cleaning requirements to properly disinfect your personal items vary depending on what materials are being cleaned. For most disinfecting, use one cup of bleach to one gallon of water to make items from the flood clean again.

• Use bleach mixture to spray structural materials and personal items that were contaminated, rinse with clean water and dry.
• Disinfect kitchenware and appliances by using hot soapy water, scrubbing to remove solids, then rinsing with disinfected water. Make sure appliances are unplugged and taken apart.


A flood disinfectant effort isn't complete without proper drying. Professional flood remediators have powerful equipment to help accelerate the drying process and ensure that it is thorough. You should start the drying process right away to help prevent permanent damage or the development of mold.

• If power is back on, turn on fans and air conditioner to assist with drying until help arrives.
• Hang rugs and remove cushions to put them in a better area for drying.
• Remove carpet and dry outside after cleaning.

Trained restoration professionals can recognize what can be saved and what must be disposed of. They are trained in the proper cleaning requirements for each kind of material.

Four Fast Steps To Speeding Up Mold Remediation

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Hand pointing to mold growth on ceiling Mold growth damage.

Four Quick Steps to Getting Mold Remediation Done Faster

Black mold can be disastrous for a business or property owner. The effects of this kind of mold can last long after the moisture problem has been contained; the mold must also be removed entirely from the space to avoid recurrence. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to limit the amount of mold cleanup you’ll have to do.

1. Locate and remove the source of the moisture causing the problem. Water travels quickly, and into the smallest of spaces. Every moment that additional water floods into your home is additional mold remediation that may have to be done. Finding and eliminating the source is vital to a quick cleanup.

2. Contain the area as quickly as possible to avoid further contamination of the property. By shutting off the air conditioning system, putting plastic over doorways, and ridding the building of all standing water, you’ll quickly and decisively minimize the square footage of space you’ll have to decontaminate. That can save you both time and money.

3. Dehumidifying is important to stifling the growth of black mold. You can undertake that yourself, or contact a qualified contractor in Campbell, CA, to handle it for you. If you opt to manage it on your own, be sure that you leave the dehumidifier in place for the proper amount of time to attain the full benefit. Too much drying out can lead to damage to the constituent materials, but too little can lead to mold.

4. Dry out, repair, and replace the damaged items as required. While some portions of your property and some belongings can be easily dried out and reused, others will require replacement. Knowing ahead of time what can be saved and what cannot may keep you from wasting time on things that will need to be thrown out.

Cleaning up and repairing your property after a flood can be a costly, time-consuming process. However, a few small steps can make a big difference in the time and money you spend to right your space and eliminate black mold.

3 Facts About Business Interruption Insurance

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Business interruption insurance form and red pen for signing. Business interruption insurance is designed to help you recover quickly from a major disaster.

What Does Business Interruption Include

There are many ways you can protect your San Jose, CA, business, from installing fire sprinklers to investing in a top-notch security package, However, if your building should suffer serious destruction as the result of storm damage and you must rebuild, this could cost you thousands of dollars in downtime. Business interruption insurance can prevent this type of loss, but before you sign off on a policy, it is wise to understand how this type of coverage protects you, your employees and your business.

1. It Differs From Property Coverage

Insurance that covers an interruption in business is not the same as a policy you might buy to protect your property. Instead, this coverage protects you against monetary loss in case of a closure. Depending on the type of policy you buy, you will be compensated for the money you would have made and utility expenses for your closed business as repairs begin.

2. It Does Not Cover All Repair Expenses

Business interruption insurance is designed to help you recover quickly from a major disaster. However, it is important for you to understand that it may not cover all your expenses. For example, if you need to call in a storm damage and restoration company as a part of your recovery, this type of insurance will probably not cover the cost of their services. It is wise to review your policy before you sign it so you have a comprehensive understanding of your coverage.

3. There May Be a Waiting Period

If your business has suffered the kind of damage that requires you to rebuild, you may have to wait several days for your new insurance to kick in. This usually takes no more than 48 hours; however, every case is different, so you may want to contact your provider right away to inquire about how long you have to wait for coverage to begin.

When your San Jose, CA, business suffers severe damage and you need to rebuild, business interruption insurance can help you recover quickly. Learning as much as you can about this type of coverage before you need to use it may allow you to use it to its fullest potential.

How Does My Fire Sprinkler System Work?

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Automatic ceiling Fire Sprinkler at the Office A fire sprinkler system is required for many commercial properties.

How Does My Fire Sprinkler System Work?

A fire sprinkler system is required for many commercial properties in Los Gatos, CA, that are over 5,000 square feet, but that is not the only reason property owners should install one. An important part of owning a commercial building is establishing emergency procedures. This includes:

  • Having a fire evacuation plan in place and communicating it to the people who enter your property
  • Installing property safety features
  • Knowing where the closest emergency response team is in your area

A sprinkler system for fires will aid in fire suppression, saving you money on costly repairs. Here are the things that make your system work so effectively.

Heat Detection
Contrary to popular belief, a fire sprinkler system does not activate by smoke detection. Instead, it relies on glass bulbs filled with glycerin that activate by bursting when they reach temperatures above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This prevents the system from wrongly activating due to burnt toast or other small, smoke-producing accidents.

Water Tank
Wet sprinkler systems will draw water from a tank during a fire emergency. When the sensor detects heat it will activate the system dousing the fire before it spreads. This will prevent injury, loss and protect your building from a larger fire.

Individual Activation
To prevent massive water damages from activation, each sprinkler contains a sensor. When there is a fire, one sprinkler will go off at a time until it douses the fire, preventing other sensors from activating. This keeps loss due to water damage at a minimum. In case of activation, know of the fire damage restoration services in your area to help with fire sprinkler cleanup.
A fire sprinkler system is more complex and was invented to keep your property safe from fire damages without causing extra harm. Commercial property owners that invest in a sprinkler system will benefit from the added safety it provides for a building.

Can Fire Odors Be Eliminated from a Commercial Facility?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from a brick building Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup of Debris and Smoke Odors in a Los Gatos Facility Means a Call to SERVPRO

Thorough Cleaning of a Los Gatos Business Needs SERVPRO

Smells left after a fire are malodors and can range from irritating to pungent. Eliminating them requires specialized training and equipment.

Commercial fire restoration in Los Gatos means eliminating the malodor particles left by the fire. Returning the workplace or shop to preloss condition is done with minimal disruptions. SERVPRO technicians can also neutralize them by using counter-agents to mask the malodors. Our technicians use masking during the cleanup and restoration to make the working environment a bit more comfortable by improving the IAQ indoor air quality.

What Steps Are Used to Restore a Business?

  • First, technicians remove the source of the malodors. They quickly gather the fire-damaged debris and dispose of it outside the home.
  • Second, they clean undamaged surfaces of all soot Technicians use sponges and cloths to remove most particles and use cleaners depending on how thick and sticky the layers are after the fire cools. Typically, vacuuming is the initial step in cleaning.
  • Third, technicians recreate the odor-causing conditions. They use specialized equipment to apply counter-agents to bind with the bad odors which neutralizes or changes the particles, eliminating them, improving air quality.
  • Finally, they seal surfaces that cannot be cleaned, or have been cleaned. Technicians use chemical sealants or special primer paints to trap malodors and block their release into the air.

Contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 for professional fire restoration to your facility.

How Quickly Can Businesses Recover from Premises Damage?

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service for Los Gatos Businesses

Los Gatos is a Californian town in the San Francisco Bay Area. The township comprises 30,222 residents. The excellent climate has contributed to the area's history, which primarily existed as a mill town and agricultural farming center on the West Coast. The mid-nineteenth century township remained a farming community until the 1950s when urban redevelopment of the bay area saw an increase in the local population and transformed the town into a suburb and commuter belt for those working in San Francisco. Famous residents of the area include John Steinbeck, who wrote The Grapes of Wrath while staying in the area, and the celebrated beat-poet Neal Cassady. The modern township of Los Gatos is considered a part of Silicon Valley, America's thriving tech hub with numerous multi-million dollar tech giants setting up shop in Los Gatos. Among these is the global streaming platform Netflix which has its headquarters in downtown Los Gatos. 

The San Francisco Bay Area is mountainous with lots of outdoor areas for enthusiasts to explore. Chief among them is the Castle Rock State Park, which runs along the Santa Cruz mountains. The state park expanse covers a region of 5,242 acres and is famous for its unique rock formations and climbing opportunities. As of 2021, there are 32 miles of hiking trails, which vary from beginner to expert difficulty levels. Among the most traversed routes is the Skyline-to-the-Sea, which expands over 30 miles starting at the Saratoga Gap and finishing at the Waddell Beach. Along the stretch are two overnight camping areas for those hiking on the trails. Due to its mountainous geography, Los Gatos is a famous region for wine-making, with several wineries in the area producing globally distributed New World Wines. These vineyards are open to the public for tours and tasting sessions throughout the season. 

  • The Vasona Lake County Park offers seasonal light displays and a vast freshwater lake with fishing and an information center. 
  • Testarossa tasting rooms are a members-only club that hosts wine and cheese events. The local vineyards and on-site tasting rooms are perfect for experiencing New World Wines.
  • The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad runs through Oak Meadow parks and is suitable for families and young children. 

SERVPRO Can Help Los Gatos Businesses Overcome Water Intrusion at their Premises

A water intrusion event can occur at business premises and affect productivity levels or create an unsanitary work environment. Our commercial services are designed to find a prompt response to your business emergency using local, qualified technicians.

The key to mitigating losses with commercial water damage in Los Gatos is to dry the area quickly. SERVPRO technicians use psychrometric science to maximize drying efficiency. Using dehumidifiers, or DX generators for larger commercial spaces, we can control the indoor atmosphere. Creating a dry indoor atmosphere can speed up the evaporation process while technicians can return daily to monitor the progress or make adjustments to the system. 

  • Technicians carry appropriate licenses and legal documentation for commercial restoration.
  • Desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers help to speed up drying times.
  • Monitoring devices allow us to measure progress in real-time. 

If your business faces temporary closure as a result of water intrusion, call SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno for expert commercial water damage restoration at (408) 600-2020.

Taking in the Sights with Los Gatos Carriage Rides 2020

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of Christmas lights; lights blurred Entrust your commercial water removal services to SERVPRO so that you can enjoy the everything Los Gatos has to offer.

Los Gatos Residents and Visitors Can Enjoy Carriage Rides Throughout the City 

A carriage ride is a unique experience, but it is even better when you have the beautiful backdrop that Los Gatos offers. Throughout December, on certain days, you have the opportunity to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage throughout the historic downtown area throughout the streets of Los Gatos, California. Take this opportunity to reserve a time for your carriage ride so that you can soak up all of the sounds, lights, and sights across this whimsical small town. All rides begin at the Town Plaza, and you can book your reservation through the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce website. 

  • Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 (and multiple days after that)
  • Time: 5 pm to 9 pm by reservation only
  • Cost: $110 for regular carriages, $130 for large carriages

Taking part in local events and memorable activities like historical carriage rides is something we fully support at SERVPRO of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno. Business owners in the area, if you require help with water removal at your commercial location, we are here to help! Once you call us at (408) 600-2020, we will dispatch our Green Fleet as soon as possible to start in with extraction and drying efforts.

What Do Los Gatos Businesses Need to Do to Recover From Fire Damages?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property To recover your business quickly with a minimum loss of revenue after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Can Recover Losses in your Los Gatos Business. SERVPRO Can Send Professionally Trained and Certified Technicians to your Premises.

How are the damages in a fire loss site calculated?
As a premises manager of your Los Gatos business, you may be anxious to uncover the actual expense of a property fire. These losses can differ dramatically depending on the type of fire, the material inside the premises, and the length of time the building was burning. Smoke travels through a structure quickly, leaving behind unpleasant, and sometimes odorous, soot deposits. Extensive soot on walls, ceilings, surfaces, and inside desk drawers can lead to your business's temporary closure. SERVPRO offers a callout within four hours of your notification of loss to ensure restoration begins right away, and you can resume business with minimal interruption. A qualified commercial restoration service has both the experience and the resources to perform a thorough scoping of the property to calculate potential losses.

What is the scoping of a fire loss site?
A scoping procedure is the first step in commercial fire damage restoration of your Los Gatos business. This process helps us understand the extent of harm in the premises, how cleanable contents or structure is, and which materials must be discarded. Generally, we operate with at least a crew chief and a production technician to scope the property. In larger commercial properties, we may increase the workforce necessary to provide a time-efficient solution to your business interruption. Setting up a loss site for restoration and calculating the exact equipment, resources and time-frame are valuable for business owners who can then begin planning re-opening or inform staff of the issue. If you have any questions, our crew chiefs are more than happy to communicate with you throughout the restoration process.

What tasks are being carried out during the scoping procedure?
    •    Taking measurements of room sizes and areas of damage to enable correct calculation of equipment needs and resources.
    •    Testing surfaces for smoke residues can sometimes be tough to spot and measure the amount of smoke penetration.
    •    Using a dry cleaning sponge to pre-test surfaces for cleanability and assessing residues types- either dry or wet.

How do commercial restoration services reduce fire losses?
The value of hiring commercial restoration technicians for your business lies in the ability to mitigate secondary losses after a fire. Sometimes soot deposits may be highly acidic. Without timely intervention, these deposits can corrode the surfaces of non-porous materials like metals. These can be particularly expensive to replace and could include complex appliances, tools, or frameworks. Our technicians actively guard against corrosive smoke residues during the scoping of your business property by applying lubricants or wet cleaning detergents directly onto the material. Stainless steel cleaner can be a useful cleaning agent for controlling losses that affect appliances, ductwork, or framing in your business. These cleaning agents can also be used on faucets or trim work on the premises to protect them from secondary damages.

How are different smoke types assessed with a dry cleaning sponge?
    •    Light grey and black soils or residues could indicate dry smoke that can be vacuumed from the surface or removed using the dry cleaning sponge.
    •    Smoke residues that smear when wiping should be treated with caution as these indicate wet smokes that spread around with dry cleaning methods.
    •    Heavy oils or grease can often be detected by a dry-cleaning sponge and show where technicians need to apply oil-based solvents.

Do restoration services include content restoration?
SERVPRO technicians endeavor to restore both the structure and contents of your business. Similar to structural cleaning, contents technicians are looking for contrasts between affected and unaffected contents on your premises. These could include cosmetic issues to appliances, surfaces, cabinets, and desktops. Pre-testing can be valuable to the efficiency of restoration by allowing technicians to determine cleanable and non-cleanable items. Wiping away contrasts or outlines indicates that these items are restorable. When the object does not respond to pre-test cleaning, we may need to dispose of it and fit a replacement. The cost of replacement far exceeds the price of restoration. We operate with a restore over replace mentality to get your business back “Like it never even happened.”

What methods of contents restoration are useful for businesses?
    •    Semi-refinishing is a practical method of restoring hardwood surfaces or appliances but can be a time-consuming process.
    •    Polishing using furniture polish or creme can help with any wooden contents in your business. A compound cleaner can be useful for metals.
    •    Wet cleaning is an aggressive form of restoration that uses hot water combined with a detergent or cleaning agent to remove soils and grime.

To recover your business quickly with a minimum loss of revenue after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020.

How Long Does Restoration of a Business Premises Take after Water Intrusion?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

modern carpeted office open plan Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage to Your Los Gatos Modern Office with Rapid Extraction and Drying

SERVPRO can Mobilize Commercial Water Restoration Technicians for Los Gatos Businesses to Provide Expert Assistance after a Water Emergency.

Is restoration the same as mitigation?

Mitigation focuses on establishing emergency controls at your Los Gatos business to prevent further losses. A water leak could cause significant damage to the decor and fittings present in the company in a busy restaurant. SERVPRO can contain losses by setting up a swift drying protocol for the property. This drying procedure may prevent further migration of moisture into the subfloor or avoid water stagnation from causing a microbial growth concern. Mitigation controls potential losses, while the restoration is the process of reversing the existing damage. That same water leak may soak carpets or spread grime. We can dry the carpet, extract moisture, and clean it to a preloss condition.

What is commercial restoration?

  • Returning a business to its normal, preloss condition "Like it never even happened."
  • Reinstalling carpets or cleaning contents
  • Performing repairs on structural elements like subfloors that may suffer damage

What items are repairable or restorable in a Los Gatos business premises?

Carrying out commercial water restoration in your Los Gatos business relies on strong knowledge of what is possible to restore. While a wet carpet may seem beyond repair, with careful detaching, drying, and conditioning, it may have a strong chance of returning to a preloss condition. An insurance adjuster can make decisions regarding which items need replacing. It can often be more time and cost-efficient to carry out repairs rather than resorting to replacements.

How do you return the business premises to a normal condition?

  • By repairing structure and contents
  • Removing any equipment and returning contents
  • Final cleaning and inspection of the loss site with a crew chief

Re-opening your business is essential to controlling revenue losses. Contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020.

How Costly is it to Hire a Water Restoration Company?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged commercial kitchen Water damage can shudder your business indefinitely. SERVPRO has the know how to make it, "Like it never even happened."

An Efficient Restoration Process to your Los Gatos Business Saves Time and Money in the Long Run

Your business in Los Gatos may represent your livelihood as well as the primary income for your employees. The cost of restoration includes fees to a reputable company, but it also consists of the loss due to days closed and client erosion. Rather than considering a water technician as a cost, consider him a worthy investment necessary to protect your commercial interests. 

Business owners in Los Gatos who face water damage should call SERVPRO to their side. Our certified team members are ready to answer your call around the clock, and our Green Fleet jumps into action as soon as you need us. When you choose to trust our knowledge, you can traverse all aspects of returning your business to regular operations with the peace of mind that comes with being in the hands of experts. Whether you are planning for inventory or filing your insurance claim, you can trust that our team will provide a knowledgeable assessment of the situation to plan accordingly.

Why should I hire a water restoration company?

When you face the water damage in your business, you may consider do-it-yourself solutions to extract water and get the situation back on track. However, you run the risk of leaving issues unattended, causing problems in the future, such as mold or compromised structural elements. Our SERVPRO team helps you hedge your risks by using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to spot underlying issues that could come to light. For example, to prevent mold, we focus on the following-

  • Monitoring Humidity- the goal is to achieve an average moisture level for your business. We track it with advanced technology, including infra-red moisture sensors which point us to hidden water accumulations
  • Drying - aside from air circulators, pumps and dehumidifiers we use techniques such as injecti-dry and drying mats to address each surface in need of drying
  • Disinfecting- we eliminate excess bacteria with EPA approved antimicrobial solutions and foggers that allow us to reach all corners of your business

SERVPRO of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno is your partner in times of emergency. Contact us at (408) 600-2020 and let us be an active part of getting your business back online. Our goal is to leave it "Like it never even happened."

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Help! Who Can Perform Water Removal for My Los Gatos Office Space?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

leaking refrigerator rendering When your office refrigerator is leaking, water damage can quickly escalate. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for your emergency.

SERVPRO Specialists Handle Commercial Water Removal for Los Gatos Businesses

A pipe leak, sprinkler malfunction, or refrigerator leak are all it takes to saturate commercial spaces and render them unusable. Without fast action, Los Gatos business owners can lose both time and money on costly repairs and lost revenue.

When you need fast-acting commercial water removal for Los Gatos businesses, SERVPRO technicians are ready to provide water damage extraction, sanitation, drying, and deodorization 24/7. This Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified franchise is prepared to help you get back to business quickly and safely.

What to Avoid When Confronted With Commercial Water Damage

  • If electrical outlets or wiring have been affected by water, avoid power sources, and consult with a professional about turning off your power. If you are leasing your office space, contact the property owner immediately.
  • Rudimentary drying with fans may help a little with drying, but the moist air circulated by fans can potentially create secondary damages in your space. SERVPRO’s drying equipment both pulls moisture out of surfaces and removes it from the air.
  • Do not delay in dealing with water damage, as it can lead to mold growth and structural concerns in as little as 48 hours. Faster mitigation means fewer losses and costly repairs.

SERVPRO Restores Your Office Space

Vinyl flooring in an office break room can delaminate after water exposure from a refrigerator leak. While these tiles may require removal, SERVPRO techs can often salvage drywall that has been saturated by a leaky supply line. If more thorough structural repairs are needed after mitigation, technicians can address this for you by hanging new drywall, repainting, and installing new flooring.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno provides emergency-response mitigation service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (408) 600-2020 to start the cleanup process 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

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What Steps Should be Taken for Commercial Water Removal in Los Gatos

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water restoration equipment being used in commercial building Even in sunny California, water damage happens. SERVPRO is available to restore your business. Call us today!

Essential Precautions during Water Removal in Los Gatos to Help Keep You in Business

Water spills in Los Gatos can lead to significant inconvenience, including the disruption of regular business operations. However, the circumstances can worsen if the spilled water intrudes on other areas within your business premises or nearby businesses. Involving a professional like SERVPRO can help contain the problem through expedited removal and other steps.

Stopping the source is a crucial step before starting the industrial water removal process from your Los Gatos business premises. Stopping the source can involve steps such as turning off the mains if there is a burst pipe or installing roof tarps in case there is a leak in the roof. Our SERVPRO support staff can guide you on locating and shutting off mains, or dispatch technicians immediately to install tarps protecting the interior of the business premises from further losses.

Fast extraction is another crucial step, mainly when a significant volume of water spills since gravity aided flow and other actions can spread faster, reaching unwanted areas. Our SERVPRO technicians use multiple units of high capacity pumps to extract standing water from your premises, thus halting the spread of water, especially to adjacent businesses.

Once water spills, evaporation also starts immediately, leading to high humidity inside your business premises. Such high levels of humidity can cause many secondary problems, including moisture migration to areas unaffected by the main water spill. Such moisture can damage various contents, including electronics whose internal components can rust. Although it is not possible to prevent evaporation, our SERVPRO technicians can take alternative steps to prevent secondary damage. By setting up dehumidifiers around the loss site immediately after arrival, we can extract excess humidity from the air. We also regulate temperature using the heating system at your premises or using portable heaters, thus preventing condensation, which also leads to secondary damages.

A water loss incident can push you out of business if not correctly addressed. Call SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 to help take steps to manage an incident, "Like it never even happened."

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Some Warning Signs of Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Problems in Los Gatos

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

modern restaurant Make sure that your patrons don't find a new place for their celebrations. Contact SERVPRO for flood damage remediation efforts.

Don’t Let Commercial Flood Damage in Your Restaurant in Los Gatos Become a Nightmare

When you run a restaurant, the last thing you want to face is any disaster or flooding. You have hungry patrons counting on you as well as employees that need to work to support themselves. The faster that you get back up and running after commercial flood damage, the better. This is where our team of skilled technicians at SERVPRO can help to make sure that food preparation and customer traffic can resume as promptly as possible. 

Commercial flood damage in your Los Gatos restaurant can move quickly, migrating throughout the entire main level of the property. The main objective of mitigating a flood loss event is to limit migration and protect as many areas as possible. Be proactive by calling SERVPRO to the scene so that we can start with an immediate assessment followed by a plan of action.

Substantial risks come along with natural flooding, which calls for the help of trained professionals to ensure smooth mitigation. With gray water (category 2) and black water (category 3), each type of water poses significant threats in the form of bacteria and contamination. In order to limit risk in your building, we utilize controlled demolition and specialized reconstruction efforts to address exposed porous materials. Such materials we remove include wooden furniture and fixtures, drywall, and carpeted areas to ensure contamination does not spread.

Our restoration specialists work closely with SERVPRO in-house commercial contractors to deploy our trusted water loss mitigation efforts. We take the time to pack out and clean items like tables, chairs, booths, and other furnishings so that the demolition and reconstruction go off without a hitch. 

It is our primary goal to get your restaurant back up and running, so we move quickly to remove water with high-powered pumps and vacuums. We also use industrial-strength drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to ensure all moisture is removed from the property. Thermal imaging tools help us determine any areas of lingering moisture before we wrap up the restoration with a thorough cleaning and disinfecting. All of this is done to give your restaurant a clean bill of health so that you can resume daily business.

When you need help with commercial flood damage, our team at SERVPRO of Los Gatos/Monte Sereno is ready to get to work. Call us when you need us at (408) 600-2020, and we can get to work as soon as possible!

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Tackling the Water Damage in Your Los Gatos Commercial Space

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Drywall cut from a wall with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. Your Los Gatos water damage can take a toll on your business, let us remove the stress off your plate.

Let SERVPRO help you through your Los Gatos commercial water loss, we will show you the way.

You already have a lot on your plate when running your business, so the last thing you need is to think about delegating tasks when faced with water damage. Because an unexpected disaster can happen at any time, you will find that keeping SERVPRO’s contact information handy ensures that you get the timely results you need. 

Commercial water damage in Los Gatos is one of the most common disasters that impacts local businesses. SERVPRO utilizes an Emergency READY Profile Plan--ERP-- to help you speed up the restoration process. Once this Plan is put into place, we have an open line of communication so that we can serve your business best throughout the crisis.

It is vital to spring into action to begin drying after a flood or water leak in your commercial space. Damp conditions eventually destroy building materials that could have otherwise been salvaged if addressed sooner. SERVPRO technicians remove any standing water after your commercial space suffers water loss. 

If you had a leak with your plumbing, we refer to the ERP to determine the best openings and entryways for using extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, and air movers. Proper placement enhances performance levels, helping SERVPRO technicians ensure that the air, structural materials, and all contents are dried adequately.

In addition to extraction equipment and water removal tools, our technicians use a variety of devices to detect, measure, and remove moisture throughout your commercial space. No moisture must be left behind, as it can create the perfect climate for dangerous mold and mildew growth. Along with moisture detection and restoration, we leave no stone unturned and make sure that all surfaces are thoroughly disinfected after the drying process is complete.

Do you need to make sure that your commercial space gets back to normal quickly after getting hit with water damage? There is no task that is too big or too small for our trained experts at SERVPRO of Los Gatos. Once you call us for emergency service at (408) 600-2020, we send out a team as quickly as possible to start the assessment and restoration process.  

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Is Water Damage Clipping into Profits in Your Los Gatos Salon?

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

various pieces of hair styling equipment SERVPRO can quickly remove standing water so that you can keep you salon open and styling hair.

When a Hose Springs a Leak, Your Los Gatos Salon Needs Commercial Water Removal from SERVPRO 

When your patrons visit your Los Gatos salon for a nail or hair appointment, they expect an immaculately clean environment. There are many warnings online about the health effects experienced by substandard hygiene in such settings, and many people fear contracting something from one of your earlier clients. Cleaning individual stations is not enough when a water leak affects the entire salon. 

What your now-soaked salon in Los Gatos needs are commercial water removal specialists. SERVPRO is always ready to get things cleaned up and looking their best again. Our Green Fleet arrives at your salon, packed with the equipment we need to get the water extracted, and the interior and contents dry. 

Immediately after a mishap with a water line occurs, calling SERVPRO for mitigation reduces associated problems significantly. You decrease the risk of loss to your product inventory, your equipment, and your store, eliminate slip and fall hazards, and might stay open instead of temporarily closing. We understand you need to minimize disruptions for as many clients as possible and assure your stylists and nail technicians about the situation's future. 

We design everything we do after removing standing water to remove any moisture absorbed into or trapped within the grout of your tiled floor, undersides of counters, and inside any upholstery or metal tubing of your stations' chairs. Drying these thoroughly and deodorizing, as well as applying protective emollients or oils where needed, restores everything “Like it never even happened.” 

Any openings around the base of chairs and other fixed equipment let water seep underneath. Although you cannot view this moisture, we need to get it removed, so damage to the area does not worsen and cause structural problems. Weak floors can pose a danger to your clients, provide habitable conditions for mold, or damage the surface of your tile floor. 

Losing the products sold to clients can hurt your profits, and replacing them causes your capital to dwindle. Barcode scanners make inventory tasks faster and more accurate. Cleaning up product samples and small items packaged wholly in plastic or metal containers can reduce further losses. 

We strive to meet your needs and exceed your expectations when providing you with commercial water removal services. Call SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 right after an emergency in Monte Sereno, Cambrian Park, and Lexington Hills. 

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Winning Tactics for Commercial Damage Remediation in Los Gatos

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

restaurant bar with beer tap Water damage in a bar or restaurant is always a possibility. Have SERVPRO on speed dial for emergencies.

Call SERVPRO When Your Los Gatos Bar Suffers Water Damage 

Having your business interrupted by water damage is nothing any entrepreneur wants to suffer. However, developing a plan of action, in case of an emergency, is a wise choice for any business owner. Imagine a scenario where a pipe bursts on your property. What do you do? Whom do you call? Thinking ahead and making sure you have a general idea of what to do is the best thing that you can do for your property. 

Picture that the water supply line to one of the sinks, inside your bar, breaks and causes water damage to your Los Gatos property. Water spills out onto the floor and soaks the tile. The wall behind the sink becomes adequately soaked as well. In this situation, the best thing you can do to get your business back open as soon as possible is to call for professional help. 

Here at SERVPRO, we understand how vital your foot traffic is to you. A day closed is a day of revenue lost. For this reason, no matter what time the damage inside of your bar happens, we're open and ready to help you. Our schedule is your schedule. 

Our SERVPRO techs are highly trained and certified with the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.) When you call us, we can rush to your location and get to work right away, using advanced equipment to help make our work go even faster. We can begin by removing any standing water using extractors and wet/dry vacuums. From there, we can help you take inventory of everything in the bar and then help you reach out to an electrician who can check to make sure the electronics behind your bar have not been damaged. 

From there, SERVPRO can bring in drying equipment, such as heaters, dehumidifiers, and axial fans, and set them up around the area. We use these tools to ensure that the moisture levels are returned to an adequate level. Once our work is done, we can return your bar to you, hopefully as if the damage never happened in the first place. 

If your business suffers sudden water damage, never wait. Communicate with SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno by dialing (408) 600-2020. No matter when you call, our techs are ready to help you. 

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If Your Monte Sereno Pool And Spa Experiences Water And Fire Damage, Call Our Technicians!

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 at (408) 600-2020, and since we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

More Water Than Fire Damage In Monte Sereno Pool And Spa Store Blaze

Fire damage is traumatic enough without adding severe water damage into the mix. Because soot is caustic, it corrodes surfaces after a short time. When combined with water, not only does it stain and smear, it also creates more damage from the excessive moisture.

SERVPRO mitigated commercial fire damage in a Monte Sereno spa and pool store. An electrical fire began in the ceiling, and the sprinkler system failed to start. The fire caused burning ceiling tiles to fall around a demo hot tub model that was filled with water and running. Once the floor caught on fire, it then melted one side of the demo model, and the water rushed out onto the floor. This helped stop the fire from spreading on the floor but left a large amount of water to clean up.

Because of the propensity of water to migrate, we scoped the property with our moisture detection equipment, including:
    •    probes
    •    thermal imaging
    •    hygrometers

We moved out the undamaged hot tub units and items on shelves in the damaged area for cleaning outside the store, so they were not affected by the moisture or soot during mitigation. We immediately extracted the excess moisture with portable pumps to lessen the drying time. The ceiling tiles received damage from the fire, and we removed the charred debris. Because of the fire in the electrical system, we used our own generators to power our equipment rather than delay restoration services until the property owner had the electrical panel repairs completed.

SERVPRO team members know it is hard for a business to remain closed during mitigation from any type of damage and our goal is to disrupt operations as minutely as possible to get things back to normal with zero reminders of the loss. Even with the scale of the water spill, due to bringing in cleanup services so quickly minimized the loss to the store.

After water extraction and drying along with cleaning away the smoke residues, we then turned our attention to the residual odors left behind. As certified Odor Control Technicians, we have the expertise and specialized equipment to neutralize any level of scent in a property. After verifying the space met drying goals and a final wipe down with our antimicrobial solutions to inhibit mold growth, we gave the property owner a list of the needed repairs to bring the store back to its preloss condition so the store could reopen as soon as possible.

Get your commercial fire damage professionally and quickly mitigated with SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno. We are available 24/7 at (408) 600-2020, and since we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Cracking the Code to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Los Gatos Business

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can accumulate quickly. Contact SERVPRO at the first signs to investigate the cause and remediate any associated damage.

Plan for a Commercial Water Damage Crisis You Hope Never to Experience in Los Gatos

Successful businesses in Los Gatos always have contingency plans to respond to a broad range of issues and disasters. Usually developed for scenarios concerning the day to day operations of your business, disaster planning should also include what your response should be when a water loss or other crisis endangers your commercial building and its contents. We look forward to working with as you craft this plan.

Like businesses throughout the rest of the country, companies significantly increase their risk of permanent closure if water damage in Los Gatos causes an even short term period of unavailability to customers and the general public. We live in a world where consumers often have many options for goods and services. Make sure you put safeguards in place to protect your business from the reality that nearly 50 percent of commercial endeavors shutter forever after a severe disaster.

SERVPRO has an alternative for our commercial clients. The Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is a free, no-obligation service we developed to allow potential disaster recovery customers to work with us to draft a personalized and effective blueprint we use if a crisis occurs.

The process could not be more straightforward. Call for an appointment to consult our experienced management team. After a walkthrough of your commercial building and a discussion to clarify how you do business, we design a water damage remediation plan. While inside your business property, SERVPRO looks for weaknesses and vulnerability concerning how a disaster is likely to affect your operations.

To give us even more details, we encourage commercial customers to use our mobile app, permitting you to share information that could help us react and respond. SERVPRO then merges our assessment with your profile to complete a digital plan accessible 24/7 from any device. Give us the contact information for vendors and contractors who developed your systems. Name trusted employees or family who can act for you if you are unavailable to respond so precious time is not wasted. The faster we take on water damage, the more successful our efforts.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno is ready to meet with you to develop an ERP that ensures nearly uninterrupted business operations even after a water loss. Call us at (408) 600-2020 to schedule an appointment today.

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Here is What You Should do for Your Commercial Water Damage Situation in Los Gatos

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

If your deli or commercial kitchen suffers from a water damage situation, your reaction and quick call to SERVPRO is key to effective remediation.

Commercial Water Removal Keeps Your Deli Open and Serving Los Gatos Residents Delicious Food

Kitchens often become the location of accidents due to spilled water. Floors covered in slick spots of water can come from broken pipes or leaky drains, melting ice in a malfunctioning freezer, or overhead from a leaky roof. SERVPRO specialists help businesses in Los Gatos recover after disasters involving lost and intrusive water from various sources.

Having misplaced water on your deli's floors can harm your business in several ways, so SERVPRO acts fast in providing you with commercial water removal services in Los Gatos. We are always Faster To Any Size Disaster because we are locally owned and operated. We also know how important each business is to our economy and we want you to thrive. Helping you remain open and in business is very important to us.

One of the most critical aspects of water located in areas where electrical appliances come into use, such as in a kitchen, centers on safety. Because of the dangerous mix between electricity and water, we often partner with licensed electricians who can quickly assess the situation and ensure that we can safely work within the area.

The first part of removing water from your deli involves making sure surfaces become dry again. Once we complete this aspect, we can begin working on testing for saturation levels in materials near the area in question. We use drying equipment designed to remove moisture from porous materials and the air rapidly. These machines work quickly, but this efficiency requires a trade-off in noise volume.

While we can make a muffler-like adaptation on some pieces of machinery, this does not hold for all of them. If your deli remains open during this time, we may need to discuss hearing protection for your employees who intend on occupying the area where our louder machines need to operate. This inconvenience should only require a couple of days, but the long-term benefits mean your deli recovers more fully that much more quickly.

When your deli or other Lexington Hills or Campbell business needs SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno for water removal and drying services, call us at (408) 600-2020. We are happy to help neighboring businesses succeed in spite of disasters and other emergencies.

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Mold Damage Keeps Customers away from Los Gatos Malls

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage will turn away mall customers. SERVPRO Franchise professionals can quickly remediate the mold.

Prevention of Commercial Mold Damage in the Common Areas in Shopping Malls in Los Gatos

Daily cleaning and regular maintenance tasks keep most buildings' maintenance problems from becoming significant hazards. One area that cleaning crews rarely clean include the ceilings of Los Gatos businesses. While bathrooms and walls in common areas stay well-maintained, the uppermost regions can slowly develop darkened areas and patches.  

People visiting malls hope to find great deals on merchandise and expect to do this in a clean environment, free of mold damage in any part of the commercial settings in Los Gatos where they venture. SERVPRO professionals can help with regular maintenance that prevents mold from taking hold and dirtying up any area in your mall.  

Cleaning up mold patches on smooth surfaces, and cleaning the air of spores can help you maintain control over the microbial population in any setting, including retail outlets. Strip malls with areas regularly enduring exposure to the outdoor elements can also become covered in pollution from local industries, traffic, and dust carried on the wind. That same wind can carry spores, allowing them to settle on walls and ceilings, windowsills, and any other surface.  

Our mold remediation specialists remove excess mold, mildew, and other substances that detract from the aesthetics of your property and provide a better shopping experience for your tenants' customers. We are ready to help you with either the preparation process for the application of new paint, or to maintain the common areas, both indoors and on the exterior. Our goal is to prevent mold from damaging structures and to remediate it with as little loss as possible when damage already exists.  

The use of our air scrubbers in interior environments drastically cuts the number of spores as our machines use HEPA filters. Able to grab and contain 99.97% of particles 3 microns or larger floating in the air removes dust and allergens, making the air cleaner and less likely to cause health effects.  

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno is always ready to help and answers our 24-hour service line, (408) 600-2020, every day of the year. No job is too large or small, and we help maintain and protect businesses of all sizes and kinds in the San Jose, Saratoga, and Cambrian Park areas.

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Our Experts Explain An Important Step In Our Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Process In Monte Sereno

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

If you ever have a problem with fire or smoke inside your clothing store, call SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno any day of the week.

Commercial Fire Damage Technicians In Monte Sereno Talk About Move Outs

If a fire ever starts inside your Monte Sereno clothing store, or in a retail unit in the same building, it is possible your business could get damaged. Even smoke coming from a burn next door could create a situation that could require you to call in a professional commercial fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Smoke can penetrate through building materials and still negatively affect the items for sale in your store. Since clothes are made out of fabric which is a very porous material, smoke particles can penetrate deep into them and cause burnt aromas to prevail. One major part of commercial fire damage mitigation is often eliminating odors from contents inside your business.

To do the most efficient job of removing foul aromas from both your building materials and contents, our SERVPRO technicians sometimes complete the deodorization of your building materials and store products in separate locations. Our goal when mitigating any commercial fire damage project in Monte Sereno is to return your building to the way it was before the fire burned "Like it never even happened." To accomplish this task, we first inspect the situation and mitigate any potential safety hazards. If there are items that could fall we remove them, so they are not a threat. If there are any dangers such as electrical shorts, then we call in a certified contractor to repair the issue.

If we decide to move your contents out of your company's building, then we begin the move out process before any other work commences. To start, we begin packing up your dirty items and putting them in labeled boxes. We then construct an inventory system that keeps track of what is in each box and where the item was originally placed.

Next, we move your items to a clean and disinfected location to conduct the soot removal. After all of the items are cleaned, we move them back to your place of business and put them in the exact location that they were originally located. If you ever have a problem with fire or smoke inside your clothing store, call SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 any day of the week.

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What Few People Know About Commercial Fire Damage Remediation in Los Gatos

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

If your popular restaurant suffers from fire damage, your best recourse is to contact SERVPRO for efficient fire damage remediation services.

Kitchen Fire Damage in your Los Gatos Restaurant? SERVPRO has you Covered

A restaurant manager has 101 things to keep an eye on and something as devastating as a kitchen-fire can often be too much to deal with by yourself. Kitchens deal with naked flames on a daily basis, so it is not uncommon for accidents to happen. The damages caused by smoke though can travel far beyond the kitchen, into ventilation chimneys or worse the dining room. You need a professional service to restore the property and minimize the loss of revenue. We provide this service using locally based technicians that hold IICRC certificates in restoration of properties after damage.

As an area famed for fine dining, commercial fire damage in Los Gatos can send your loyal customers to the competition if you do not resolve it quickly. SERVPRO is a local restoration service with a team of highly trained technicians at our disposal. On receiving your call, we can immediately send them to your location. Each team is led by a dedicated project manager who can communicate with you every step of the way.

The damages associated with kitchen fires are rarely confined to the kitchen. Smoke travels into clean air pockets and can spread rapidly around your commercial property. Depending on the types of material burning and the temperatures involved soot deposits could be relatively easy to clean or extremely difficult. Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians have training in remediating both wet and dry smoke.

By using a multi-tier approach, we can help to remove smoke from your walls and ceilings as well as restoring your furnishings, tables, and seating. We achieve this using a variety of cleaning products including foam cleaning, to lift soot that absorbs into fabrics to abrasive cleaning methods to remove charring from the structure. Where there are valuable materials, we can utilize soda or ice blasting to cause minimal damage to the surface.

Getting you back to business is our number one concern. Contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 to begin.

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Restoring Your Los Gatos / Monte Sereno Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water damage events at Los Gatos / Monte Sereno commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.