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Morgan Hill Kiwanis Meets Weekly on Tuesdays

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Clock tower in Silicon Valley Connect with other members in the community at The Kiwanis Club of Morgan Hill.

Service Clubs in Morgan Hill Support the Community

Morgan Hill, California, lies at the southern tip of Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley. Thanks to city planning and the many service clubs in the area, the city offers a rich environment for dining, recreation, and entertainment. Visitors can take advantage of fine dining experiences and luxurious locations, wineries, and nature parks.

The Kiwanis Club of Morgan Hill is one of the service clubs providing service to the community. The Kiwanis hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm at Mama Mia’s in the back room. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to attend. At each meeting, guest speakers join us to share information about a variety of topics, including local happenings, as well as interesting topics.

The Kiwanis Club hosts many events during the year. For example, popular events include:



Annual senior breakfast

Annual PA Walsh food drive

Concessions at Friday Night Music series

And many more



SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy provides flood damage services to Morgan Hill residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (408) 500-0657. We respond 24/7 to help with all your flood damage needs.

Enjoy the Garlic Festival in Gilroy

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

Garlic We are looking forward to the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.

The Garlic Festival and the Gilroy Farmers Markets are great events coming soon

Gilroy, California, is well known as the garlic capital, and its Garlic Festival, held every year in the summer. This year it is planned for July 2021. Thousands of visitors come to Gilroy's garlic festival to enjoy everything garlic. Music, food, arts and crafts, cooking competitions are all offered with a garlic theme. Almost two tons of garlic are consumed every year. Registration for food competitions starts early in January.

Garlic is added to almost every food you can imagine, including:



Bread

Butter

Ice Cream

Sausage

Many sauces

Seasoning for soups, salads, and main courses.



If you cannot make it to the garlic festival, the Downtown Gilroy Farmers Market may be the next best thing. Every Sunday in downtown Gilroy on 7th street, the open-air market is held between Eigleberry and Monterey street. The market is a year-round market offering organic produce and local foods, with lots of garlic intertwined in all of the products. There are also arts and crafts available designed and produced by local artists.  

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy provides fire damage services to Gilroy residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (408) 500-0657. We respond 24/7 to help with all your fire damage needs.

Morgan Hill Tied to Silicon Valley and High Tech Industries

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians in vehicle Thorough water cleanup requires proper equipment in the hands of professionals. Contact our team of experts today for water cleanup services.

Experience Restaurants, Wineries, and Nature in Morgan Hill 

Morgan Hill, named after one of its founders and a large landowner in the region, is steeped in history. The Tamyen Nation of the Ohlone people lived in the area for over 6000 years before the first Spanish expedition arrived in 1772. They camped on what later would become Morgan Hill. The Murphy – Dunne families owned vast tracts of land in the area, including Morgan Hill. In 1882, Hiram Morgan and his wife Diana Murphy inherited the 22,000 acres. He later sold off the majority of the land and retained what became Morgan Hill Ranch and later renamed Morgan hill. Their daughter eventually moved to the UK, ending the family's presence in the area. The town was incorporated in 1906. 

Today, over 40,000 people live in the area, and the town's economy is tied closely with high tech industries in nearby Silicon Valley and as an upscale leisure community. These two factors drive Morgan Hill's real estate values, recreation activities, and hospitality industries. Wine tourism has become very popular. Cycling, hiking, camping, farmers' markets, visiting historical sites, and exploring the many restaurants and brewpubs are also popular.

Morgan Hill Historical Society

The society and the town were named after local rancher Hiram Morgan Hill. His original home, built-in 1884, is a gorgeous Queen Anne Eastlake – Stick style home. Visitors can learn about the house's history and the family that made such a massive contribution to the area. Tours of the home are available. Visitors can experience life from the 1880s.

A 1911 Craftsman style home was moved to the property in 2005 to become the Morgan Hill Museum. There are many archives, artifacts from life in the 1800s, maps of the area, photos depicting life at that time, many clippings, and other memorabilia belonging to the residents from the area who lived and developed the lands around Morgan Hill. There are also rose gardens to stroll through while viewing some of the historical highlights.

Interesting Activities In Morgan Hill

There are exciting things to do in Morgan Hill. Visit the Morgan Hill Farmers Market, tour a winery, hike in a state park, visit an orchard, take a tour of the area, enjoy local restaurants and shopping.

               Morgan Hill Farmers Market

Every Saturday, farmers from Morgan hill and adjacent local communities sell their products at the farmer's market located at 3rd and Depot St. The market runs year-round. There is also a Kids Craft Event with many educational projects for all ages.

Tour One of the Many Wineries in the Area

Take an organized wine tour or visit each one on your own to experience some of the region's best California wines. Tour guides work with local wineries, historians, and naturalists to create memorable experiences for their guests. Many people also visit local wineries on their own, preferring to develop their personal experiences. Local wineries include:



Guglielmo Winery

Sycamore Creek Vineyards

Lightpost Winery

Castillo's Hillside Shire Winery



Visit Local Parks

Uvas Canyon County Park - offers hiking, camping, and picnicking experiences. Before visiting, reservations for parking are required.

Henry W. Coe State Park – hiking and camping are offered, including trailers up to 20 feet.

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve – offers rural and wilderness experiences, including multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikes, and horseback riding. It covers 348 acres and three levels of hiking challenges.

Chesbro Reservoir County Park, located west of Morgan Hill, is open to shoreline fishing, dog walking on a leash, and picnicking.

Local Shopping, Restaurants, and Brew Pubs

Morgan Hill offers many high-quality restaurants, shopping, and brewpubs to relax and enjoy good food and drink. The Gilroy Premium outlets are close by, near Gilroy, offering many high-end shops with discount prices.

Diners can choose from Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Asian, and local American cuisine. There are many restaurants in the area. Several restaurants offering local cuisine and outdoor seating include Trail Dust BBQ, Ladera Grill, Odeum, and Rosy's at the Beach. Maurizio's, Noah's Bar and Bistro, Mama Mia's, Sicilia in Bocca, Jonty's Vietnamese Eatery, and Mr. Falafel also offer outdoor seating to meet current health guidelines.

Another must-visit is Andy's Orchard, located at 1615 Half Road in Morgan Hill. The family has owned the orchard since 1958 and offers sweet cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums, along with many products derived from the fruit grown in their orchards.

Service Clubs in Morgan Hill

The community is very active, supporting many service clubs that help and support the community. These clubs include:



Chamber of Commerce

Kiwanis

Rotary Club 

Morgan Hill Historical Society

Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center

Freedom Fest

YMCA

Wineries of Santa Clara Valley



Avoid Accidents from Slips and Falls During Water Cleanup 

Most of us are so worried about the damage that water leaks are causing to our furniture, floors, and walls that we forget about other potential dangers. Water can spread across hard surface floors such as tile and hardwood very quickly. In our haste to stop the water leak and protect our homes from further damage, many people rush into an area only to have their feet slip out from under them, causing broken bones or even a concussion. There could be electrical hazards as well when leaking water short circuits electrical cords.

Before entering your home or a room to shut off the water tap or clean up water on floors etc., SERVPRO recommends homeowners take the following steps:



Confirm that it is safe to enter the area

Check for electrical hazards

Move carefully to avoid falling on slippery surfaces

Materials, once soaked, can be very heavy to lift, potentially causing back strain



Let the experts manage the water cleanup needs in your home or business. 

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy provides water cleanup services to Morgan Hill residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (408) 500-0657. We respond 24/7 to help with all your water cleanup needs.

Take A Walk Round Morgan Hill’s Historic Downtown This Winter

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

yellow flowers sprouting from the ground SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the historic sites in Morgan Hill!

Enjoy Historic Morgan Hill Sites With An Experienced Guide

Morgan Hill is a modern and tech-friendly city that also has a fascinating past. Get to know Morgan Hill’s history this winter with a guided walking tour courtesy of Morgan Hill Historical Society.

  • Tours start under the poppy jasper glass panel at 3rd Street Plaza. Morgan Hill is famous for its rare poppy jasper, and this is a fantastic example of it.
  • Your guide will weave in fascinating information as you walk.
  • See some of downtown Morgan Hill’s oldest homes and buildings.

All walking tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The route is approximately 1.5 miles, so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Walks occur on the second Saturday of every month at 10 AM, and advance booking is suggested.

Mold can be a severe problem in the winter months, especially if it gets damp. Whether you live in a modern building or a historic home, get help with mold removal today. Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657.

Find Delicious Eats On The Gilroy Taco Trail

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

three tacos in a taco holder It will be exciting to see the community enjoying tacos on the Gilroy Taco Trail!

Taco Fans Will Be Spoiled For Choice In Gilroy

Gilroy is a charming and family-friendly city filled with exciting architecture, parks and walking trails, and laid-back California vibes.

It is also home to a wide range of delicious taco restaurants! If you enjoy tacos, then look no further than the Gilroy Taco Trail. With 29 delicious restaurants to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. Perhaps you will decide to stay a couple of nights so that you can make the most of the trail! Just some of the great restaurants on the route include:

  • Cielito Lindo, which has been family-run for the past 23 years, and where you can wash down one of their famous fajitas with a fresh margarita.
  • La Hacienda, where you can enjoy a wide range of authentic Mexican food in a laid-back atmosphere.
  • Tacos Ameca is known for its home-made tortillas, and where you can enjoy the outdoor fire grill.
  • Carnitas Michoacan, where the food is homemade, and the daily fresh salsa is beyond compare.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is here to support all businesses during the winter months. Do not be out of business due to a burst pipe or flood. For water removal, call us at (408) 500-0657.

Enjoy Fine Living and Dining In Morgan Hill

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with items floating Flooding can quickly overwhelm your space. Contact our experienced technicians for water removal and flood damage remediation services.

Morgan Hill Offers The Best To Both Residents And Visitors

If you are looking for a well-appointed city with everything modern life and the beautiful California terrain has to offer, look no further than Morgan Hill. With just shy of 50,000 residents, Morgan Hill has all the amenities you could need and a well-to-do atmosphere too.

Morgan Hill sits at the tip of Silicon Valley and is popular both as a commuter town for the Silicon Valley area and as a place for Valley workers to come and enjoy some downtime. Morgan Hill is known for its luxurious accommodation, excellent food, wineries, and of course, its part in the tech scene. Several large tech companies have their headquarters in Morgan Hill, and the area is vibrant and exciting.

In 1835, the area known as Morgan Hill was given to Juan Maria Hernandez, as part of the redistribution of land to Mexican citizens in the United States, following Mexico's independence from Spain. Not long after, an Irish-born citizen of Mexico, named Martin Murphy, acquired the area. After Murphy's father died, his mother married a man named James Dunne, and by 1870, the family-owned 70,000 acres in the Morgan Hill area. Even today, residents recognize the Murphy and Dunne families and significant players in the area's history.

Enjoy A Delicious Stay In Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill is renowned for its fine dining, and there are several Michelin starred eateries in the area. Visitors will find everything from European-inspired cuisine to traditional American grill joints, and of course, plenty of places that make use of the local California seafood. Some of the finest places to eat in and around Morgan Hill include:

  • Rosy's At The Beach, where visitors can enjoy fresh fish and seafood from the Moss Landing area. Rosy's is popular with visitors and locals and occupies a quaint building in downtown Morgan Hill with a laid-back vibe. Rosy's At The Beach offers affordable local dining with daily specials that include salmon tacos, oysters on the half shell, daily steaks, and a delicious range of seafood pasta dishes. 
  • La Foret is an upscale establishment that offers the finest French dining. There has been a building on this site since 1848, and La Foret has been in operation for four decades. Their cuisine is cooked in the classic French style that means taking time to tease out the flavors. Diners can savor such entrees as Chambord-poached salmon, veal tenderloin with shitake mushrooms, and roasted quail with a huckleberry reduction. There is also a tasting menu for those who would rather sample a little of everything!
  • Odeum offers artisanal Mediterranean cuisine in a setting that includes art displays, live music, and an open kitchen so diners can watch the master chefs at work. Chef Salvatore Calisi has a Michelin star, and his commitment to breathtaking food is clear! Visitors can sample such delights as spicy roasted Anaheim pepper with manouri and feta, crab and shrimp dumplings with roasted garlic broth, or grilled Spanish octopus with Greek oregano and sautéed escarole.
  • Ladera Grill's website claims that they aim to offer the best dining experience in Morgan Hill! The restaurant occupies a historic site in downtown Morgan Hill and is staffed by a dedicated team passionate about food and living and working near Silicon Valley. Visitors can partake of such delights as the Masterpiece burger accompanied by sharp cheddar cheese and applewood-smoked bacon, fresh seafood in a lobster cream sauce with mushrooms and sweet basil, or pork shank braised in chianti wine with local market vegetables.
  • Prova offers diners the chance to try food prepared by Michelin starred chef Chef Salvatore Calisi. The menu is inspired by Chef Calisi's experience growing up in the Bronx in a large Italian family. The vibe is relaxed and fun, with plenty of opportunities to try different dishes or share with friends. Diners can enjoy delicious offerings such as Proscuitto wrapped pork tenderloin with garlic confit, tacos with homemade corn tortillas and onion cilantro, or chicken breast with rosemary potatoes and white wine lemon emulsion.

Enjoy The Great Outdoors In Morgan Hill

With so many tech companies and fine restaurants, you would be forgiven for thinking Morgan Hill is not a very outdoorsy place. However, there is plenty to do if you want to get back to nature:

  • Visit Coyote Valley Sporting Clay to get some fresh air – and practice your aim. This clay shooting range is suitable for beginners and features twenty automated shooting ranges. Confident shooters can head straight for the field, while those new to clay shooting might want to partake in one of Coyote Valley's classes.
  • Take a trip out to Sycamore Creek Vineyards. This is a few hours outside of Morgan Hill, but well worth a visit. The outdoor tasting area is surrounded by olive groves and rolling landscapes, making it a perfect place to relax outdoors. Of course, you will also have the chance to sample some of their best wines. As well as explaining more about the winemaking process, the expert guides will suggest the best wines for you based on your palate.
  • Get close to nature at Henry W. Coe State Park, the second-largest state park in California. Despite its official name, residents call it the Orestimba Wilderness, and it is easy to see why. Within the 87,000 acre park, you can spot mountain lions, rattlesnakes, hawks, coyotes, and lizards. There are also plenty of facilities, including a bookstore, a campground, and a visitor center with exhibits on old ranch life.
  • Enjoy the picturesque Uvas Canyon County Park. From Swanson Creek's beauty to pretty waterfalls and leafy green paths, this is the place to relax and enjoy some quiet time. The park has many varieties of trees, including juniper, sycamore, alder, and maple.

SERVPRO Helps Morgan Hill Residents Clean Up Flood Damage

One downside of living somewhere with abundant creeks and rivers is the risk of flooding, and unfortunately, Morgan Hill residents are no strangers to flood damage. Llagas Creek frequently floods the downtown area, filling streets, businesses, and residences with water. In 2019 local authorities began a flood protection project, hopefully protecting more homes in the future.

In the event of flood damage, SERVPRO is on hand to ensure a swift cleanup. Our well-honed process leaves homes, "Like it never even happened."

  • We start with a thorough assessment and draw up a plan.
  • We remove all standing water from the house.
  • We use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the home – and we monitor drying to ensure a good result.
  • We clean and disinfect personal items such as furniture and linens.
  • We take care of deodorization to leave the home fresh.

For flooding damage restoration you can trust, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657.

Morgan Hill Historic Downtown Walking Tours

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

inside home with major fire loss SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing you at the Morgan Hill Historic Downtown Walking Tours.

You Can Also Enjoy a Holiday Boutique & Holiday Tea in Morgan Hills

Morgan Hill is an area rich in history, and there is no better way to discover it then through the Morgan Hill Historical Society. A walking tour of Morgan Hill’s historic downtown is a wonderful way to see history up close.  The 2nd Saturday of each month is when the tours take place. Reservations are not required, but they are appreciated. The tour starts at 10:00 AM and ends around noon. The tour is free, but the Historical Society welcomes donations. 

Park at the Community Garage (Enter on 4th St.)

Meet at 50 E. 3rd St (Garage exit)

Other upcoming events include:

Holiday Boutique

Friday, November 5th – Sunday, November 8th

Hiram Morgan Hill House

10 AM – 5 PM

17860 Monterey Road

Morgan Hill, CA 95038-1258

Holiday Teas

Friday, December 4th & Saturday, December 5th

Hiram Morgan Hill House

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy provides fire debris removal services to the area. For more information, contact us at (408) 500-0657. We are proud to be part of such a historical city and look forward to being part of its future.

How are Ventilation Ducts Handled in a Water Emergency Situation in Morgan Hill?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Call (408) 500-0657 for professional service in an emergency.

Experienced HVAC Technicians Ensure Complete Water Extraction from Ducts for Our Morgan Hill Customers

Many residential property owners in Morgan Hill find that after an event involving water, their home’s air seems damper than normal. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can also cause additional problems.
    •    Damp systems require more energy, increasing costs and decreasing system lifespans, and
    •    Microbial infestations become more likely.

The source of this water can also create problems, particularly if the water contains pathogens or chemicals. SERVPRO’s technicians have extensive training in mitigating the worst possible damage.

Complete and thorough water extraction from your Morgan Hill dwelling addresses every visibly wet area and enclosed spaces that can trap water. Your HVAC system is one of these areas. While a substantial amount of water can drip away through seams, this remains an insufficient approach. Our HVAC technicians help with removing moisture from a location that can devolve into a rusty, germ-infested mess, capable of causing undesirable health effects for your family.

How do you remove water from ducts?
After we inspect and test the heating system, we often use this built-in feature to elevate the temperature and dry out the ducts. However, we realize that ducts might contain debris. We place filters on the outside of the vents to trap any dust exiting.

Do any measures work for preventing mold or other problems from damp conditions?
If necessary, we can also perform regular cleaning. Antimicrobial agents applied once dry, either before an additional cleaning or without one, greatly diminish the risk of infestations.

Will drying out the HVAC system make the water extraction process take longer?
Part of SERVPRO’s training of their technicians and specialists includes working together as teams and performing more than just one or two functions. Multitasking reduces idle time, dramatically increasing our efficiency. This allows us, in most situations, to refrain from increasing the length of time it takes to fully extract water and dry a home’s structure.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy can fix plumbing accidents that wreck your Coyote, CA, or Rucker, CA, residence, and extract the water, leaving everything “Like it never even happened.” Call (408) 500-0657 for professional service in an emergency.

Can Advanced Water Mitigation Processes Help Morgan Hill Homeowners Dodge Severe Damages?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

water pooling under living room floor Did your experience water damage? SERVPRO to the rescue! We can quickly dry and restore your home.

SERVPRO Uses Unique Approaches to Address All Aspects of Water Damage from Cleanup to Drying of Wet Areas 

Water is a great utility that helps with many tasks in a home. However, if it reaches unwanted areas, you might end up with a cocktail of problems, including bad smells, deterioration of materials, and deep soiling. Although the problems' origin may be only moisture exposure, the resulting damages can require complicated resolution processes. Using advanced techniques, SERVPRO helps Morgan Hill homeowners resolve any issue caused by water intrusion, "Like it never even happened." 

Does the selected approach matter when drying moisture? 

The outcome of the water mitigation exercise at your Morgan Hill home is influenced by many things, some of which may seem so simple that you might ignore them. For instance, placement of drying equipment can affect the efficiency levels and thus reduce or lengthen the time taken to conclude the entire process. Our SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to: 

  • The correct angling of air movers
  • Reversing the equipment direction every 24 hours
  • Proper distribution of dehumidifier exhaust

Air movers create air currents within your house, improving the evaporation rate and breaking any boundary layer of moisture in the air caused by evaporative cooling, thus improving drying. However, the position chosen when placing the equipment can hamper the process. An air mover blowing directly at a wet area might end up forcing moisture into the surface rather than moving it away, thus improving evaporation. Our technicians aim air movers at a 45-degree angle against a vast flat surface such as a wall bouncing the air off the surface and transporting moisture away from the material. We also use other superior placement approaches, such as using a clockwise pattern when using several air moving units and positioning the inlets facing the walls. Advanced placement improves efficiency by a significant margin and prevents secondary problems. 

How often is unique equipment placement needed at a loss site?

The situation in a Morgan Hill water-damaged house keeps changing as the mitigation process advances. Therefore, the remedial actions might need readjusting to match the new conditions that arise. Moving or readjusting the drying equipment is one of the steps required. Our SERVPRO technicians reverse the direction of air movers after every 24 hours if it takes days to dry your property to ensure uniform drying. Other changes might involve altering the type of equipment. For instance, we can start the drying process with refrigerant dehumidifiers if the temperatures are around 33°F to 95°F and the moisture levels above 40 gpp. Once the humidity dips below 40 gpp, we can replace them with low grain dehumidifiers, which are more efficient in removing moisture when the relative humidity levels are low.

The changes at the site might also alter the use of certain types of equipment. The standard drying equipment falls into three categories: 

  • Heating sources
  • Evaporative equipment
  • Humidity extractors 

With the right procedures, it is possible to achieve good results even without some of the equipment. For instance, dehumidifiers can play both roles of moisture extraction from the air and heating. Our SERVPRO crews manage this by directly directing the hot exhaust from dehumidifiers to the air movers' intakes, thus ensuring a steady flow of warm air without using heaters. 

Do other aspects of the mitigation process require unique approaches? 

Restoring a water-damaged property may necessitate removing construction materials on the walls, floors, or other parts of the structure. Removing and replacing the materials can take considerable time, lengthening the recovery period. There is also the likelihood of damaging the materials removed from the building, thus increasing restoration costs. It is possible to eliminate teardown in some cases by using a couple of unique approaches. For instance, when addressing moisture issues in wall cavities, our SERVPRO technicians remove the baseboards and drill holes to release any water trapped within the cavity. We can drill such holes wider at 1½ inches, allowing them to serve as an access point for the supply of dry air through a wall venting system.

Circulating air into the wall cavities dries wet materials faster without the need to disassemble the wall. We closely monitor the conditions of the materials and the drying progress using penetrative moisture meters to ensure it advances at the right place, thus avoiding mold development complications, which can derail the renovation.

The approach used to mitigate water damage impacts the outcome. SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy can help restore your home Gilroy, San Martin, or Coyote home efficiently. Call us at (408) 500-0657.

Do Morgan Hill Businesses Need to Shut Down for Mold Damage Management?

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall The mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is ready to explain our procedure and answer your questions.

Specialists at SERVPRO Have Effective Yet Creative Solutions to Keep You in Business During Mold Remediation Efforts in Morgan Hill

Lodging and event venues in Morgan Hill need to honor the commitments made for residents and visitors traveling or celebrating life events. However, mold growth and damage are unpleasant scenarios to face, and up-to-date protocols from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) help professionals provide remediation services. Using the EPA protocols allow technicians to perform their duties to fidelity while still allowing for unaffected spaces in your commercial building to host individuals and groups safely.

What Is the EPA Protocol for Mold Remediation in Commercial Buildings?
The key to permitting continued operations during the appropriate mold remediation of Morgan Hill businesses is professional containment. Phases of mold remediation include:

    •    Locating the mold growth and damage (often assisted by the customer who noted water damage, surface staining, views of mold colonies, and/or the characteristic musty odor of microbial infestation)
    •    Containment of the affected work area
    •    Removal of the moldy materials and lawful disposal
    •    Application of EPA-registered antimicrobials
    •    Arrangement for the elimination of the water or moisture incursion underlying the mold proliferation

Why Is the Action Termed “Mold Remediation” and Not “Mold Removal?”
Outside of a laboratory or health care “clean room,” it is impossible to remove mold spores and materials altogether. Mold spores are tiny and impossible to see without magnification and are everywhere in the environment, inside and out. What SERVPRO mold remediators can do is seek out and correct the underlying water presence and damage that causes mold spores to absorb water and begin growth cycles. Remediation eliminates the damp conditions, which then dramatically limits the spread of mold colonies.

How Does Containment Permit Operations to Continue?
When SERVPRO scopes the space invaded by mold, we can contain the spread and prevent the existing mold colonies from interfering with activities in the areas occupied by guests and attendees. We often erect partitions built from 1.6 mil polyethylene and conduit. Then we use negative pressure air scrubbing technologies to seal the perimeter and exhaust moldy airborne debris through HEPA filters to the outdoors.

The mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is ready to explain our procedure and answer your questions. Call  (408) 500-0657 if you have even a suspicion that mold grows in your commercial space.