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Why SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo?

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has always helped families in the city of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding areas. 

Our team is trained to handle any kind of disaster water, fire, mold, etc.… Our project managers, lead techs, and auditors are certified IICRC. We We take pride in our ability to advise property owners on their property damage situation. We always offer the best course of action, even if that action is to refer to another company or to go a different direction. With our expertise comes an ethical obligation to inform without bias, and we try to give objective advice for our customers and potential customers at all times. 

Our technicians will work together with a customer so that they have the necessary information to make the right decision when it comes to their property. People will always come first at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo, and we carry that thought through everything we do.

Board Up Services After a Fire Damage

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

House affected with fire and has wooden boards on all the windows. Board-up Fire

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo offers board ups at any time of the day regular business hours or after hours.

When it occurs in a commercial property, there may still be viable stock on the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale, but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes.

Owners will want to protect electronics and other valuables. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition.

If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out to prevent additional damage. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.

Limit soot damage. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials to a pre-fire condition.

Emergencies happen when you least expect it.

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo is here to help you with your fire, water, sewage restoration emergencies. Damages that can cause a lot of issues can happen at any time and are often unexpected. Electrical fire from a charger, broken pipe, tree falling down onto your house on a really windy day, and so much more can happen on your property. Which is why SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo is available 24/7. Emergency services to ensure that our clients receive a quick and professional service out there. One of our goals is to make sure that our clients are happy and satisfied with our services. Our team of technicians understand what you may be going through and are here to help and guide you on how to deal with all types of damages that may occur. Don't hesitate in giving us a call to SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo at 805-541-1271.

Water Damage During a Wildfire

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

white house below a hill with flames above it Fire near residential areas

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has been helping out a lot of family in our area due to the wild fires that have been occurring. According to FEMA not only does your property sustain fire damage, but also water damage. A fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by
flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find things not damaged by the fire may still be
ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned. To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. This slows the fire’s growth and gets rid of dark smoke that
makes it hard for firefighters to see. They may have cut holes in your walls to make
sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls. It is important to understand
the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be
very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.

Fires in a Commercial Business

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

commercial building being engulfed in flames Commercial Fire

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo technicians overcome various cleaning challenges. A burning building consists of several complex reactions between different elements. We learn that fire damage presents different cleaning and restoration situations that depend greatly on how these different elements interact during the progress of a fire. When dealing with the removal of smoke residues, we consider several factors.

Hotter fires make surfaces expand, allowing residue and odors to penetrate more efficiently. While heat also chars materials or melts the finish on a surface, making refinishing required to restore the surface properly.

Conditions help residues set faster and permanently stain surfaces. Fire suppression systems and Firefighting efforts, along with damp weather and normal condensation on various surfaces combine with smoke residues, causing surfaces to become discolored.


With knowledge of these different factors that cause changes during a fire event, SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo technicians work hard to deliver the services you need to restore your business to a quality preloss condition.

What is the red retardant dropped from planes?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

beige color house covered in red retardant Retardant Falling on top of houses.

Fire retardants are used to slow the spread or intensity of a fire. They help firefighters on the ground to control and contain a fire and help protect properties. Fire retardants may also be dropped from aircraft during firefighting operations. Sometimes a red colored pigment, made from iron oxide, is added so that those spraying can see where they have released the fire retardant.

Fire retardants consist of detergent chemicals made from a combination of wetting agents and foaming chemicals, fertilizers (ammonium and diammonium sulfate and ammonium phosphate) mixed with thickeners (guar gum) and corrosion inhibitors (for aircraft safety). They are mixed with water to form a foam or slurry. Examples include, Angus Forexpan S and Phos-Chek WD-881, Phos- Chek D75-F and Phos-Chek D75-R.

How do fire retardants work?

Fire retardants are mixed with water before they are used in the environment. After the water has completely evaporated, the remaining chemical residue retards vegetation or other materials from igniting, until it is removed by rain or erosion. Fire retardants also work by binding to plant material (cellulose) and preventing combustion.

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has been very experienced with this retardant in our area during the wildfires that have been occurring. We specialize in fully cleaning up the retardant which can damage the exterior of your property.

‘Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned’ is the safe standard for COVID-19 sanitation in San Luis Obispo County

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is the standard for COVID-19 Sanitation Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is the standard for COVID-19 Sanitation

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, means that a higher and safer standard of clean and sanitized has taken janitorial cleaning practices to a new level. Businesses, schools and public institutions of all kinds are now required to meet higher levels of COVID-19 sanitation to open and remain open. SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo is ready to deliver deep defensive viral pathogen cleaning.

A recent study published in Search and Performance Marketing Daily reports that 89-percent of consumers are concerned about returning to “brick and mortar” businesses. In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the public is eager to return to favorite businesses, and business is just as eager to get back to work and serve their customers, there is a concern about health and safety. 

The SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo professionals are committed to bringing a higher standard of clean to Central Coast communities. The team certifications that are valuable to COVID-19 sanitation in San Luis Obispo County include:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA Training
  • SCI/SPI/SEN - Carpet Inspector
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

How does Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned work?

The SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo team applies the unique 3-Cs approach that results in certifying the cleanliness of your business with the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield posted in your front window.

  • Consult:Not all businesses are the same, so a cleaning program is tailored based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean:Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield tells the public your business has met the stringent CDC standards for COVID-19 sanitation in San Luis Obispo

The Certified SERVPRO Cleaned shield means that trained and experienced SERVPRO professionals have performed the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result. The public, your customers and employees can enter your business with confidence knowing that the nation’s first choice in cleaning, sanitation and restoration was on the job.

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has been serving Central Coast communities since 1990. In addition to providing top level Certified SERVPRO Cleaned services, the company specializes in water and fire damage restoration, decontamination from toxic spills, sewage backup, mold, environmental biochemical exposure for residences, businesses and neighborhoods. The company also works closely with insurance companies to help property owners process insurance claims.

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo

3661 Sacramento Drive Suite 4

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-1271

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.