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Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring Give your customers a fresh greeting this spring with our cleaning services!

A new season has just arrived here in Rio Rancho, and it offers an opportunity to refresh your restaurant.

Winter months normally mean windows stay shut, and dirt and grime from boots and heavy shoes gets tracked onto the floor. Similar to how people look forward to spring cleaning at home, you can do the same for your restaurant. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers plenty of services that can help your business start the season fresh!

Clean Your Air Ducts and HVAC

Your air ducts and HVAC unit work hard throughout the winter to keep your customers and employees warm. The ventilation system should be properly cleaned in the spring to make sure the air quality in your restaurant is not poor. If it has not been serviced for some time, your air could be circulating dust, pollen, odors and dirt and debris. Our technicians and equipment can clean out your system and make sure everyone breathes easier in the new season.

Kitchen Cleaning

SERVPRO of South Albuquerque offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. Checking the hoods in the kitchen is usually a twice a year job, so what better time to start than for spring cleaning. Cleaning the pilot lights (if it is gas) is also a good idea. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Empty and sanitize the ice machine, and wipe down walls, ceilings and dry storage areas. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers great commercial cleaning options as well, so give us a call if there are items you want professionals to fix.

Rugs and Carpets

If your restaurant uses rugs or carpet, springtime is a great time to freshen them as well. If the furniture in your restaurant does not often move, tracks from normal foot traffic can start to wear down your rugs or carpets. When they become matted, these items also hold in an abundance of dust and debris that is carried in on shoes. A proper cleaning will get rid of the smells and the dust! The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval Countyis only a phone call away if you need a professional to help freshen up your restaurant for spring. Get in contact today!

If you would like more information on hiring a restaurant cleaning team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Tips for Choosing a Flood Damage Restoration Company in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips for Choosing a Flood Damage Restoration Company in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County Going through a flood after a storm is stressful enough but choosing a contractor to repair the resulting damage can be even more challenging.

SERVPRO Provides Expert Flood Damage Restoration for Your Property

Going through a flood after a storm is stressful enough but choosing a contractor to repair the resulting damage can be even more challenging. Your home may be the biggest investments that you'll ever make, protecting it by selecting a knowledgeable professional for the job is essential. The right expert will make the restoration process after flood damage as smooth and easy as possible, while a less knowledgeable contractor can make the problem even worse.   

If you're dealing with flood damage in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County, no doubt you've seen the vast number of companies and services available in the area. Here are three important suggestions that will help you hire a skilled contractor to take care of your home's flood damage restoration.

1. Unless you plan to pay the entire bill to repair your home's flood damage, it's a good idea to hire a company like SERVPRO that has experience dealing with insurance policies. We know how to work with insurance companies, lessen your claims paperwork and stress, and help mitigate your costs.   

2. Hire an actual water damage restoration contractor, not a cleaning service. A cleaning service will be cheaper and may help your home look and smell better after it has been damaged, but they won't make any repairs. When you opt to work with a flood damage restoration company like SERVPRO, we'll prevent further problems with your home's structure, extract water, and harmful particulates, and ensure that your house is safe to occupy. After a heavy water-logging, this will also deter mold growth.

3. Flood damage companies who have a good reputation in the local area won't mind providing references. A trustworthy company such as ours can provide licensing and technicians that are IICRC certified, and able to successfully assess and restore your home.   

At SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County, we're always glad to answer questions and show just what makes our team of professionals qualified to handle flood damage, fire damage, mold remediation and other emergencies. If your home needs help, call us 24/7 at (505) 891-2345.

What to do if your Rio Rancho home has mold damage

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What to do if your Rio Rancho home has mold damage Partial containment helps restoration experts limit the spread of mold damage.

For many homeowners in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County mold damage does appear, at some point, in or around their property.

A little spot of mold around the bathtub or the shower screen is nothing to be too concerned about. If it can be easily wiped away and does not produce a nasty smell, it is likely to be a good problem. 

However, if you have spotted creeping patches of mold, which has an unpleasant odor, and makes the room feel clammy and uncomfortable, it is time to call in the experts. It could indicate a serious problem with mold damage. If this is the case, it needs to be handled by a professional team who can make sure that the unhealthy material is completely removed. 

Understanding Containment 

The first thing that will happen, after you have consulted a professional SERVPRO mold damage restoration service, is a discussion about containment. This may mean several different things, depending on how extensive the mold is and what type of spores you have in your home. If the problem is severe, containment may involve you temporarily moving out of the property. 

However, this is quite a rare situation. Most homeowners act early enough for it to be avoided. Partial containment helps restoration experts limit the spread of mold damage. Our professionals will seal off the problem area so that movement cannot dislodge and carry mold spores to other parts of the home. This is where heavy duty equipment will be set up to dry, repair, and treat the affected space. 

The Outcomes of Mold Remediation

The primary goal of mold remediation is to restore the property to its pre-mold damage condition. In some cases, this will not be possible. If the damage is very extensive, there may be some parts of the building which cannot be saved. This is extremely rare, however, and a skilled mold restoration team is almost always able to bring a home back to full health. 

The thing to remember is that the quicker you address the issue, the better the chance of a full recovery for your property. If you ignore what appears to be chronic mold, you risk the chance of it moving into walls and floors. This is much harder (and much more expensive) to repair, so invest your money in affordable prevention, rather than a costly cure. 

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Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a mold damage restoration team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

How to Avoid Stove Top Fire Damage in Rio Rancho

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Avoid Stove Top Fire Damage in Rio Rancho Food on a stove top should always be attended. Prevention is key. But if you have fire damage, call SERVPRO to remediate!

Attended Cooking and Keeping Safety Materials Nearby Can Help Prevent Fires From Originating in a Kitchen

Cooking tops and stoves have been used by civilizations with advanced metal or stone work for thousands of years, as it is a simple enough concept: a plate or surface is heated by open flame sufficient to cook and burn any food placed upon it. However, these essential appliances also carry a fair bit of risk and are one of the most common causes of fire damage in homes worldwide. Smoke alarms in kitchens are regularly placed directly above the stove to react quickly to any fires that start on it. Stoves can cause fire damage large and small, sometimes leading to total loss of the home, so avoiding dangerous practices around them is essential for your home's safety. 
 
Always Mind Food 
 
A common source of fire damage in Rio Rancho is food left cooking unattended on stoves. Even if you are minding time and have a timer set up for its cooking, being out of the room while something is cooking is never a good idea and can lead to fires. Especially with oily or dry foods, food items left on stovetops can burst into flame very quickly, spreading to nearby wooden cabinets and walls. Safe cooking involves regular monitoring of food on the stove, and this is essential in kitchen fire prevention. 
 
Watch Where You Put Things 
 
Another common cause of fires is when a resident leaves a fabric cooking item, such as a potholder, laying on a hot stove. Any object left on a stove has a risk of starting a fire, and a hot stove top should never be used as a resting place for anything. Simply use the counter that is likely only a few feet away. 
 
Keep Safety Materials Nearby 
 
If worst comes to worst and a fire starts on a stove, make sure you have a smoke detector nearby and a fire extinguisher in the room. Damaging the stove with extinguisher materials should be the least of your concerns, so don't hold back. Above all, mitigating further damage from the fire is essential, and crucial to this is stopping any small fires in their tracks. 
 

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County is equipped to respond to and deal with any house fire quickly so as to mitigate restoration costs for you. The moment the fire has died, and your home is secure, call us at (505) 891-2345 24/7 for emergency mitigation and restoration services.

Your Rio Rancho Warehouse Commercial Water Damage

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Rio Rancho Warehouse Commercial Water Damage Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations.

Commercial water damage presents double trouble to you as an owner and employer. Not only do you need to recover your premises, equipment, and inventory from the effects of leaks or flooding, you also have employees and customers who rely on you to keep your business running even while restoration efforts are in process. SERVPRO South Albuquerque works closely with our commercial clients to avoid closure or a shut down even after a significant water crisis to your warehouse or other storage facility affects your business. We encourage business owners to consult with us before any warehouse water disaster by developing an Emergency READY Profile, distilling all critical information about your operation into a plan shared with and easily accessible to our local water damage restoration experts. 

Preventing commercial water damage in Rio Rancho may not be possible if heavy storms or flooding affect your warehouse but a systematic review of your preparedness can limit the effects of leaking, moving, or standing water to your bottom line. Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations. There is no charge for our review of your facilities, and we will use the information gleaned to ready our team should the worst happen. You can identify your business’s key personnel, so we know who to consult when a commercial water damage disaster strikes even if you are not always available. Details such as warehouse layout and the location of utilities, important documents, and priority areas within your building clarify and order the restoration and mitigation tasks needed to be completed, ensuring our team of water damage restoration technicians are “Ready for whatever happens.” Our staff will take photos and scope out the dimensions of your warehouse to assist with our post water damage work.  The SERVPRO mobile app is your cutting-edge technology tool when crafting your Emergency Ready Profile. Download and allow the app to walk you step by step through our queries, focusing in on the information needed for the short yet personalized Profile Document that emerges to guide our joint efforts. You will be pleased with how quickly you can complete the online questionnaire, clicking through without delay, communicating the essentials to our local office so that any recovery effort can begin immediately. Once your ERP is in our system, contacting us for commercial water damage is as simple as alerting us with a few clicks. Our app even guides your personal mitigation efforts as you wait for our technicians to arrive.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a mold damage restoration team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Common FAQs about Restoring Storm Damage in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe Homes

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Common FAQs about Restoring Storm Damage in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe Homes Flood damage can be particularly devastating. Call SERVPRO after you have made it to safety.

Knowing the Steps that will be Followed During the Remediation Process Can Help You with Expectations

If you are dealing with the horrible aftermath of flooding, caused by heavy weather or storms, the last thing that you will want is to have to worry about repairs. You need a restoration company that is tactful, sensitive, and willing to get the job done quickly, while also keeping you in the loop when needed. 

This is what the experts at SERVPRO can offer you. We have many years of experience dealing with storm damage in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe homes and we can get repairs started fast. You can be as involved as you like. Our technicians will keep you informed, but if you are busy handling insurance claims and filing papers, they can also work reliably and independently. 

To give you an idea of what to expect from the SERVPRO restoration team, here are some common questions from homeowners. 

How Is the Water Removed From My House? 

We have access to industrial sized pumping devices. They can be used to extract large amounts of water from flooded areas so that it can be disposed of safely. As repairs can only begin once the affected area is free of standing water, this process is essential. Our pumps come in all shapes and sizes, which means that even awkward areas like crawlspaces can be emptied and prepped for restoration. 

Why Do You Need to Lift My Carpet? 

This is called ‘floating’ the carpet. The SERVPRO technicians gently lift the material up by a small amount, so that they can slot a blower underneath. It circulates clean, dry air and helps the carpet to dry faster. Crucially, it also dries out any subflooring that is underneath the main carpet. If this isn’t done and the subflooring remains damp, the moisture will only reappear and cause further damage. 

What Type of Dehumidifier Will You Use? 

There are actually four different types of dehumidifier and they are all suited to particular types of jobs. For instance, desiccant varieties are highly effective in cold climates, but they don’t work as well around high temperatures. For this reason, they are better used in mostly uninhabited areas like crawlspaces and basements. The type of machine that we use will depend entirely on what materials are being dried and their current condition. The final decision can be made after a thorough inspection. 

Do You Monitor the Drying Process? 

Yes, the dehumidifiers and other drying machines will be checked on a regular basis, if it does turn out that they need to be left operational for some time. Often, the technicians have to wait for the affected space to be entirely dry before they can start cleaning and repairs. It may be that they leave you for several evenings, with instructions about how to work around the blowers and dryers while they are not onsite. 

These are just some of the basics of storm and water damage restoration. There is lots more to learn if you want additional information. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County is based in your local area. We respond to requests for emergency restoration as soon as we receive them. Call us 24/7 at (505) 891-2345

Water Damaged Carpet – Can it be Saved?

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damaged Carpet – Can it be Saved? Carpet Delamination four by our SERVPRO Technicians

The answer is yes!

Most water damaged carpet can be saved, if it is dried quickly. When SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County arrives at a water damage loss, our Technicians will quickly begin to extract the water out of the carpet. Once they have extracted as much water as they can they inspect it for damage.

A common problem with water damaged carpet is, if not dried quickly, there will be delamination and mildew damage. Our Technicians will the inspect the carpet backing to see if the carpet backing latex adhesive looks sound, or if there is any mold or delamination.

Another reason that water damaged carpet can’t be saved is damaged caused by sewage contamination. If any of these issues are present, it’s best to discard the carpet.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County, we're always glad to answer questions and show just what makes our team of professionals qualified to handle flood damage, fire damage, mold remediation and other emergencies. If your home needs help, call us 24/7 at (505) 891-2345.

Significant Wildfires Can Result in Extreme Restoration Measures in Rio Rancho

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Significant Wildfires Can Result in Extreme Restoration Measures in Rio Rancho Dry conditions and high winds can provide the perfect setup for grass or wildfires

Dry conditions and high winds can provide the perfect setup for grass or wildfires in parts of New Mexico. If your home is in the path of an out of control fire moving across the area damage can occur in a matter of minutes. Depending on the size of the fire and the opinion of local firefighting officials you may be evacuated before the fire reaches you home. Once the all clear is called after a fire races through our community SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County will be ready to assist local homeowners like you in sorting out your particular situation, offering inspection and restoration services to get you back safely in your home.

Even if your other neighbors have fire damage in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County, we can respond to your disaster quickly. We are associated with a nationwide network of fire and water damage restoration specialists, so our local team will not be overwhelmed with other customers. We will be able to schedule a speedy inspection of any fire damage your home has suffered and set a restoration plan in motion quickly. If needed, crews from other areas will join our technicians, all trained to deliver the highest quality damage control, repair and whatever remodeling is required to get you and your neighbor’s home back to the conditions you had enjoyed before the grass fires raged.    Depending upon our inspection of your premises we may be able to complete our restoration with you and your family remaining in the home. If you stay, we will be sure to take care to contain any toxic contamination and to provide preliminary cleaning services so you can live in relative comfort while we finish the job. This approach saves money for you by avoiding costly relocation and may be preferred by your insurer. If the damage is so severe that your health or safety will be affected, you may be moved to temporary housing until your home can be made habitable once again. SERVPRO has extensive experience in working with insurers and the emergency services provided in both situations, and you can rely upon our professional opinion as to which approach is appropriate for your family.    SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County is committed to providing professional fire damage services to our local community, including reaching out to our partner franchises if the scope of a neighborhood disaster requires. Do not hesitate to call us at (505) 891-2345 to ensure your fire damage restoration happens quickly and competently no matter how large the disaster.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

Have Questions? Call Us Today (505) 891-2345

Understanding the Importance of Mold Remediation in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding the Importance of Mold Remediation in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe Mold is one of the most difficult problems that homeowners have to face

Mold is one of the most difficult problems that homeowners have to face. It can do a large amount of damage without being seen directly. Mold grows in moist and damp environments. It can appear in attics, basements, bathrooms and even inside of walls, carpets, and appliances. The mold weakens whatever it is growing on. It can destroy drywall, wooden beams and other structural components in your house. An added danger is that mold releases spores into the air.

What Mold Remediation Means Remediation is the name of the process used to rid your home of dangerous mold. It is important to realize that mold is a pervasive problem that usually extends far beyond just the patches that you can see. Remediation is more than just spraying surfaces with bleach. It is an entire series of steps designed to isolate the source of the problem, address any Rio Rancho and Santa Fe mold damage and remove the mold safely from your home. Special processes need to be used when performing remediation to ensure that all of the mold is removed without contaminating other parts of the house. Your home will be completely free from the mold after a successful remediation.

Professional Mold Remediation Services Mold remediation must be performed by professional services like SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County, who have the training, equipment and experience to deal with any situation effectively. Remediation services have testing devices to locate mold in your home. They will seek out potential sources of moisture to remove the cause of the mold growth. The professionals will do everything possible to get rid of the mold. This includes cutting out sections of your walls or removing saturated carpets. They can often repair the Rio Rancho and Santa Fe mold damage so that your home looks like new. If you suspect there is mold in your home, then call professional remediation services to remove it.

Preventing Mold Growth You can do a few things to reduce the chance of Rio Rancho and Santa Fe mold damage  and growth in your home. The first step is to inspect regularly your home for leaks or areas of excessive moisture. Repair leaks right away. You should also ensure that there is good ventilation throughout the house to prevent spores and moisture from collecting in rooms. A final step is to use a dehumidifier if nothing else seems to work. Have the number of a good mold remediation company on hand and call whenever you detect problems.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier, and gets you back in your home faster. “Like it never even happened.”

Have Questions? Call Us Today (505) 891-2345

Water Damaged Carpet – Can it be Saved?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damaged Carpet – Can it be Saved? This water damaged entry was caused by pipe burst

The answer is yes, most water damaged carpet can be saved, if it is dried quickly. When SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County arrives at a water damage loss, our Technicians will quickly begin to extract the water out of the carpet. Once they have extracted as much water as they can they inspect it for damage.

A common problem with water damaged carpet is, if not dried quickly there will be delamination and mildew damage. Our Technicians will the inspect the carpet backing to see if the carpet backing latex adhesive looks sound, or if there is any mold or delamination.

Another reason that water damaged carpet can’t be saved is damaged caused by sewage contamination. If any of these issues are present, it’s best to discard the carpet.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County, we're always glad to answer questions and show just what makes our team of professionals qualified to handle flood damage, fire damage, mold remediation and other emergencies. If your home needs help, call us 24/7 at (505) 891-2345.