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Don't become a victim when shopping this holiday season

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Community Don't become a victim when shopping this holiday season Make sure you get your purchases and yourself safely home from the store

Don’t become a Victim when Shopping This Holiday Season

Some common sense approaches to staying safe this shopping season

Your Vehicle

1: Look for suspicious people loitering before you park

2: Park in a well lit area when shopping after dark

3: Don’t fight over parking spaces

4: Don’t park between SUV’s, mini vans or vehicles that block you from view

5: Don’t leave valuables within site on the floor or the seats

6: Lock your vehicle with the windows all the way up

7: Walk purposefully with keys in hand to be used as a weapon if need be

8: Stay off your cell phone and stay alert to your surroundings

Shopping

1: Shop during daylight hours as much as possible

2: Shop with a buddy as much as possible

3: Never walk and text or talk on the phone. Sit or stand with your back to the wall

4: Constantly check those around you, be aware of your surroundings look people in the eye

5: Eliminate your purse if possible. The larger the purse the more cumbersome and bigger the target.

6: Minimize your purse.  Place all cash and credit cards in a pocket

7: Never leave your purse unattended

8: Never sling your purse over the back of a chair

9: Carry little to no cash.  Use debit/credit cards as much as possible

10: Never set down your purse or packages to look at or handle something

11: Walk out of the mall/shopping area with other shoppers

Returning to your vehicle

1: Don’t overburden yourself with packages, keep one hand free at all times

2: Keep your head in a swivel always looking for danger

3: Place all packages in the truck or very back of SUV/mini van and cover

4: Do not take packages to the vehicle and then return to shopping without moving the vehicle to another parking space

5: Never stop to remove a flier or sticker from your windshield or rear window

6: If possible make a quick check of tires to ensure nothing has been placed under them

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Happy Holidays

Faster to your East Bay Area Water Damage

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your East Bay Area Water Damage When Water tries to take hold of your life, call the Experts in Water Damage Extraction and Repair, SERVPRO of Antioch

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Antioch provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Antioch  arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 925-706-0106

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Antioch

SERVPRO of Antioch specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

We are an IICRC firm

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

General We are an IICRC firm Certifications are your guarantee that the work is going to be done to a level of expertise that you expect

SERVPRO of Antioch is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Antioch

SERVPRO of Antioch specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Services

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

General Services We provide a host of services to help you cleanup your home or business or get you back on track on Trajedy strikes

SERVPRO of Antioch provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Contra Costa County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 925-706-0106

Residential Services

Whether your Contra Costa County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • Crime and Trauma Scene Cleanup

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Contra Costa County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our Commercial Services

http://www.SERVPROantioch.com/

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Commercial Restoration

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration No loss is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Antioch to handle. From Commercial to Residential, we have you covered

Flooding and water damage events at Contra Costa County 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 Antioch

SERVPRO of Antioch 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

Storm Response

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Response When storms hit the California Areas , we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster

SERVPRO of Antioch specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.  We have all the necessary equipment on hand, ready to handle any sized disaster quickly and effectively.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the California Areas , we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 925-706-0106

Biohazard Cleanup Importance

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Cleanup Importance The proper handling of blood and other bodily fluids during crime scene cleanup is essential to protect the health of the cleaners on the job

During a violent crime, injuries and even death can leave health hazards behind. Blood stains and other bodily fluids can transmit disease if they are not addressed properly, and inexperienced cleaners can face risks if the proper cleanup techniques are not used. If your property has been the site of a violent crime, hiring SERVPRO of Antioch to handle hazardous cleanup is a smart and cost-effective choice.

Cleanup Crew Safety

The proper handling of blood and other bodily fluids during crime scene cleanup is essential to protect the health of the cleaners on the job. Our professional crime scene cleaners have both the experience and the resources to address any hazards that may remain at a crime scene without risking exposure to disease, either to the cleanup crew or to anyone who might access the area during or after crime scene cleanup. Not only will SERVPRO of Antioch use the right techniques to prevent health hazards, they will also bring with them any and all equipment necessary, rather than requiring you to research and purchase the tools and solutions needed to clean blood stains and other signs of a violent crime.

Occupant Safety and Convenience

If crime scene cleanup is not completed properly, the crime site can remain a serious health hazard long after the initial event. Many blood- and fluid-borne diseases remain active threats for significant periods of time, while other issues such as pests or mold could put building occupants at further risk if the crime scene is not properly cleaned. SERVPRO of Antioch will not only ensure the site is cleaned quickly and with minimal disruption to your daily schedule, but also prevent the many problems that can arise when crime scene cleanup is not handled properly and thoroughly. Crime scene cleanup is a job that is always best left to professional cleaners for health, safety, and peace of mind. Working with SERVPRO of Antioch will protect you and your property from the potential long-term effects of violent crime.

SERVPRO of Antioch is registered with the State of California and Certified in Crime Scene Cleaning

Our City - Antioch

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Community Our City - Antioch Antioch is our city, it is a reflection of us and should be a concern for each and every one of us everyday

Within recent months, we have seen a spike in the number of shootings, robberies, burglaries, Graffiti, illegal dumping, homelessness and many other things that have brought negative attention to our city and have lowered the appeal of out city.  how do we take back our city? How do we create a safe city where we can walk at all times of the day and night without fear of being mugged? How can we clean up our city?  Please share your thoughts of what areas of our city need attention, and how we can address things concerns. Lets work together and see if we can help make Antioch beautiful and safe again. 

We are just in the process of bringing in a new mayor, Sean Wright, who has  a lot of vision for the city of Antioch.  What are the top priorities for Sean to tackle? 

Lets work together to make Antioch a more competitive city and a safer place to be.

What to do in case of fire in your home

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to do in case of fire in your home Be safe when something bad happens inside your home, being prepared is key

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Antioch will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 925-706-0106

Do you think you have mold ?

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do you think you have mold ? • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride in

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. 
  • If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.