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Tips on cooking a turkey for these upcoming holidays.

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

a cooked turkey hanging from a metal rod Fried Turkey

With the holidays coming up, it is time to talk about cooking a turkey. Especially, deep-fried turkey. It is really good when it is cooked this way. If you have not, well, you have not lived. Not only is it much faster to cook, but the flavor & moisture that results is amazing! With it being all great and everything it is very dangerous if it is not done properly. If not done correctly it can create a large fire. The only thing faster than deep frying a turkey is how fast your holiday can be ruined if a fire results at your home. SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has a few tips to prevent that from happening:

  • Wear protective gear. For example, eye protection thick grill gloves
  • Make sure your turkey is FULLY DEFROSTED and dry before you immerse it on the oil.
  • NEVER leave the fryer unattended especially if there are kids or pets around.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned green and orange sticker on top of a window Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The world has changed within this year and what it means to be clean. So, let customers and employees know that SERVPRO, the nation’s #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, was there with a higher cleaning standard, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As your favorite stores and local businesses will be starting to open their doors again, we are offering them an additional step to help ensure your confidence with a higher cleaning service.

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has already been starting to help them out from residential properties to commercial properties owners in order to have a safe and clean environment for their customer or family.

With our new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is a weekly viral pathogen cleaning service,
designed just for your business.

You can count on with SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo to make sure that your properties are CERTIFIED: SERVPRO Cleaned. Give us a call at 805-541-1271.

Regular maintenance to your appliances can lower the risk of water damage.

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

white cabinets in a kitchen with a fridge stove and dishwasher Maintenance in your appliance

Homeowners have a low appreciation for the appliances in their home, so much so that they react to the problems that their machines experience instead of checking them regularly for routine wear and tear concerns. Even an annual inspection can help to identify risks and potential problems and help you to avoid these concerns before they turn into substantial water loss events.

The dishwasher is not always the problem. User error has attributed to many water loss incidents in local homes as well, where the appliance did not get entirely closed or wedged open as the washing and rinsing cycles run. Several gallons of water can drain out onto the floors of the kitchen and to the rest of your property if it is not shut off immediately.

The initial assessment of the damage, however it originated, is critical to determining what must happen to restore it, this is a precursor to the work that must occur in that first visit. Extraction and even initial drying efforts can help to limit the widespread damage that weakens the structural elements of your home. Fast response from our technicians can help to reduce or even eliminate swelling and irreparable damage to flooring materials in this affected area of your home.

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo now offers commercial duct cleaning.

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

dirt inside a air duct Dirty Air Duct

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has not incorporated Duct Cleaning into our services for the past year. It is really beneficial for the air quality in a Residential property or Commercial property.

Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.

If not professionally installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the air of your commercial business. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Odor
  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Debris

Here are some uncommon sources of fires.

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

grey sofa flames on half of the sofa Sofa up in flames

Many homeowners know that the most likely causes of fires can result from cooking, faulty wiring, space heaters etc. Often things are overlooked, that contribute to house fires every year.

  • Dust
  • Batteries
  • Animals

These three uncommon things are what we least expect to cause a fire. Dusting regularly prevents any fire damage to your property because when near heat like heaters electrical outlets it can ignite a fire. Tablets and Laptops can be another source if you leave it on top of your sofa or bed where it can heat up the material it is placed on. As for the batteries they can create a fire very easily if their ends meet with one another. Instead of throwing them away in your garbage can there are certain places where they can be disposed of properly. Finally, pets are the most uncommon source that can cause fires because we are unaware that they can knock over lighted items and mistakenly turn on an appliance. Even pests who can chew through wires which can cause electrical shortages.

Fire Prevention Tips for Commercial Properties

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in building Building on Fire

Since time is money in the business world, taking extra steps could affect your daily profits. However, the extra effort required is definitely marginal when compared to the extreme consequences and costs that come coupled with a fire. Choose the route to being proactive using the steps below. You’ll find knowing that you and your tenants are protected is truly priceless.

When a structural fire occurs it affects not only your tenants. It also affects the commercial building itself but also the components within. This may mean damage to or loss of personal possessions, equipment, inventory, and materials necessary to operate a business. There is nothing but value in putting a fire prevention plan in place with so much at stake.

1). Implement Fire Emergency Procedures

2). Reduce Fire Hazards

3). Install and Maintain Safety Equipment

A fire prevention plan is the best way to avoid fire and smoke from adversely affecting your tenants and your commercial buildings. Should such a disaster occur, know that help is available to restore your property and that of your tenants’ to preloss condition. At SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo, we are here to provide the remediation services you need. Our restoration Professionals are experts at repairing structural damage to removing smoke odors.

If you have any fire damages to your commercial property call the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-1271 "Like it never even happened"

6 Common Leaks in Commercial Properties

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damage Water damage in commercial building

Water leaks pose a very significant threat to commercial buildings, in particular, as they use much bigger amounts of water than residences – either for their business activities or simply because of the large number of people using the water fixtures in the facility on a daily basis. Therefore, leaks in commercial buildings lead to the waste of hundreds of gallons of water per day and can substantially increase the company’s monthly bills. 

1). Toilet Leaks

2). Faucet Leaks

3). Plumbing Leaks

4). Roof Leaks

5). Ceiling Leaks

6). Basement Leaks

To avoid such troubles, property owners need to maintain their buildings in excellent condition and seek efficient professional solutions from SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo at the first sign of a water problem.

If you have any water damage in your commercial property call the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-2171 "Like it never even happened"

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo Services

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO SERVPRO

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo

RESIDENTIAL

Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or top-to-bottom home cleaning, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo to make your house feel like home again. They have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best. The services we provide for residential properties include:

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION

MOLD REMEDIATION 

STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION

CLEANING SERVICES

REPAIR SERVICES

COMMERCIAL 

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, the professionals at SERVPRO OF San Luis Obispo have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” The services we provide for commercial properties include:

COMMERCIAL WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

COMMERCIAL FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION

COMMERCIAL MOLD REMEDIATION

COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES

COMMERCIAL STORM AND MAJOR EVENT REMEDIATION

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-1271 "Like it never even happened"

SERVPRO Tips for Home Owners to Help Identify Mold

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is everywhere. It’s a type of fungus that grows from tiny spores that float in the air. It can grow almost anywhere that spores land and find moisture and a comfortable temperature, between 40 and 100 degrees F. Typically that includes about every damp place in your home.

You can easily spot the most visible type of mold, called mildew, which begins as tiny, usually black spots but often grows into larger colonies. It’s the black stuff you see in the grout lines in your shower, on damp walls, and outdoors on the surfaces of deck boards and painted siding, especially in damp and shady areas.  

Mildew is a surface type of mold that won’t damage your home’s structure. But other types of mold cause rot.  If the wood is soft or crumbles, the fungi have taken hold and rot has begun. We’ll show you how to remove mold from wood in a few steps.

If you have a high concentration of mold, you may smell it. If you detect the typical musty odor, check for mold on damp carpets, damp walls, damp crawlspaces and wet wood under your floors, wet roof sheathing and other damp areas. 

If you property has mold call the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-1271 "Like it never even happened"

FLOOD DAMAGE vs WATER DAMAGE

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flood Flooded baseball field

While considered different from one another, these two are not without their similarities. They can both wreak havoc on a home by submerging your belongings, causing structural damage, and making you lose important items that are irreplaceable. The cleanup process for both is also similar but the most common misconception is often realized by people when they try to file a water damage claim for flooding and find out that flooding is a different thing altogether.

It is actually easy to differentiate flood damage from water damage. All you need to remember is when a home suffers from flood damage, it is usually one of many homes that suffer from the same problem. When your home suffers from water damage, your home is the only one that has such an issue.

When flooding happens, it helps for you to have flood damage coverage on your insurance since water damage does not cover any repairs and restoration that is done due to floods. Before any flooding occurs, you should check your insurance policy for this coverage. If you live in a flood-prone area, you should have the additional coverage added to your policy.

If you have had any water or storm damage call the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-1721 "Like it never even happened"