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SERVPRO Trivia!

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO National Headquarters Circa 1970 SERVPRO National Headquarters Circa 1970

Did you know?!

  • SERVPRO was founded in 1967, as a painting business in Sacramento, Ca in 1967 by Ted and Doris Isaacson
  • SERVPRO has been family owned and operated for more than 50 years!
  • We are INTERNATIONAL, with locations throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • SERVPRO has been ranked #1 in the Restorations Services Category by Entrepreneur Magazine from 2004 to present
  • There are more than 1,700 SERVPRO locations, all independently owned and locally operated

We will continue to strive to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world!

Insurance Non-Renewal Moratorium Expanded!

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Wild Fires Can Affect Us All Wild Fires Can Affect Us All

December 18, 2019:

Protection from cancellation and non-renewal has been expanded to many zip codes in southern California. 

Threr are numerous zip codes that have been added in the areas of the following fires:

  • Sandalwood Fire
  • Reche Fire
  • Wolf Fire
  • (Old) Water Fire
  • 46 Fire
  • Hillside Fire
  • Easy Fire
  • Sky Fire
  • Glen Cove Fire

This may affect YOU! Follow the link below to see if your zip code is included. 

More information is available at insurance.ca.gov

Amended Insurance Cancellation and Non-Renewal Moratorium

Has Your Insurance Been Wrongly Terminated or Non-Renewed?

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

If you suspect that your insurance company cancelled or non-renewed your homeowners policy because of wildfire risk, after the declared state of emergency date for your zip code, you have the right to have your policy reinstated. 

  • Check the state of emergency date against the date on your cancellation/non-renewal letter
  • if the cancellation is dated after the state of emergency date, contact your insurance company and request reinstatement of the policy

If your carrier refuses, you DO have options. 

Contact the California Department of Insurance at 800-927-4357 or follow this link to their site, which lists more resources to help you!

Help from Califormia Department of Insurance

Do I have Mold?

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

A Rainbow of Mold A Rainbow of Mold

Mold can be a health concern and also can cause structural damage to your home. It is recommended, both for health and monetary reasons, that you address issues as soon as they are detected. Here are some indications that you might have a problem and should schedule an inspection.

  • You smell a lingering musty odor
  • You see visible signs of mold
  • You have lingering flu like symptoms or are getting frequent headaches or nose bleeds
  • You know that there is a history of flooding in your home
  • You notice wet walls or ceiling surfaces
  • There is bubbling wallpaper or paint and the area seems damp

Mold is often found inside walls, crawl spaces and attics, where we rarely look. If you suspect a problem, schedule an inspection right away!

Homeowner's Insurance, What Do I Need?

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

Home with Damage We hope this never happens to you, but be prepared for the unknown!

Buying homeowners insurance can be overwhelming, here are a few shopping tips!

Standard homeowner's insurance includes coverage for damage from lightning, hail, fire and explosions.

  • Make sure you have enough coverage to rebuild your home completely, in today's market
  • Most policies have $100,000 in liability insurance, but experts recommend $300,000 so you would be covered in case of litigation
  • Shop around! When requesting quotes, make sure you ask for and receive pricing for the same coverage. This will make it easier to compare different companies.
  • Confirm that you are covered in the event of a wild fire
  • Know that the only earthquake damage covered under standard policies is for a fire resulting from an earthquake. Consider adding this to your plan. Know that there are improvements you can make to your home which will reduce the cost of this insurance
  • If you live in an area prone to flooding, be sure to purchase flood insurance
  • If you are not able to find a company who will insure your home, contact the California Fair Plan. Though their coverage is not as good as others, it is certainly better than no coverage at all

I Suspect Mold In My Home, What Next?

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

Moldy Wall Mold in this garage was caused by a leaking water heater

SERVPRO will help you determine if you have mold and help remedy the issue. We begin with a visual inspection of the home, to see if there are visible signs or odors. If present, we will advise a plan to remove the affected materials, sanitize and encapsulate the structure. Once that process is complete, we set up a contained area and run an Air Scrubber (strong HEPA filter machine) in that area for a few weeks, which will filter any remaining spores from the air. Upon completion of this process, we recommend testing, from and independent laboratory, to ensure that your home is no longer contaminated.  

SERVPRO Is A Licensed Contractor

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

A Kitchen After Water Damage Demo What Your Kitchen Might Look Like After a Water Leak

Did you know that SERVPRO is a licensed contractor? That means when your kitchen has is left looking this way after a water loss, we can also put it back together for you! 

Pet Fire Safety Tips

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Cat Stove What Not To Do For Pet Fire Safety!

Here are some things we can do to help keep our fur babies safe in the event of a fire:

  • Make sure all smoke detectors are installed properly and have batteries changed regularly
  • Keep updated tags with your contact information on your pet. If chipped, make sure your information is current
  • Do not leave your pet unattended with a lit fire or candles
  • If in an evactuation area, have a bin ready with supplies, such as bowls, water, food, medication, leashes, etc
  • Have an evactuation plan and practice it
  • Place a decal in your front windoow listing your pets, so first responders can assist

Relief for Insurance Cancellations and Non-Renewals

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire A recent fire near Big Bear Lake, Ca

The California Insurance Commissioner has placed a one year hold on cancellations and non-renewals of home fire insurance. This measure is expected to help 800,000 homes in or beside areas struck by recent fires. The hope is to allow the industry to stabilize and have time to work on long term solutions.

Fighting Fire With Fire

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Prescribed Burn Prescribed Burn In San Bernadino National Forest

They go by a few names; Prescribed Burns, Controlled Burns, or Planned Fire, but they are all used to fight fire with fire. This is a very important tool to help combat California wildfires, when in combination with some manpower, as it reduces hazardous fuel loads in or near sensative areas.