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Water Restoration in Your Gilroy Home Calls for Expertise

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking from pipe Did you experience a burst pipe? SERVPRO is your one-stop-shop for water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Perform Water Restoration in Gilroy Efficiently

As a homeowner, water damage is among the most challenging problems you can encounter, whether from the bursting of old plumbing pipes, broken appliances, or another similar mishap. Letting the water sit in your house for a long time can worsen the situation, which is why it is good to contact a reputable water restoration company as soon as possible.

SERVPRO is ready to perform water restoration in your Gilroy residence at any time of the day or week. We have well-trained and certified technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and deep knowledge and experience in the remediation of any issues concerning water intrusion. The situation of the affected house dictates the process we follow most of the time, but it follows the framework shown below:

Standing water is most likely to cause the growth and spread of mold, which is why at SERVPRO, we use our electric submersible pumps and wet-dry vacuums to extract the water to make the assessment easier. This gives us a clear picture, helping us decide what needs to be removed.

Many items and structures absorb water. Our SERVPRO technicians can use air movers to improve evaporation at the surface level and expedite drying. We can use dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from the air after it has evaporated. Air movers and dehumidifiers must work together for a building to dry effectively.

To confirm that the moisture levels have returned to their levels under normal conditions, we can use non-penetrative moisture meters to determine the moisture levels of the internal environment and the affected materials. We proceed to the next step if our readings are favorable.

We cannot ensure your safety without properly sterilizing all the affected surfaces and items. Our SERVPRO team can use alcohol disinfectants and germicides that kill about 99% of all microorganisms left on the outer areas, making the house safe for you to inhabit.

Don’t let your house go to ruin after water damage. Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 for efficient and cost-effective water restoration services. We seek to make water damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Restoration in Morgan Hill Helps Prevent Severe Losses

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

closeup of fire hose expelling water Water damage often follows fire damage. Call SERVPRO for fast, effecient restoration.

Trust SERVPRO for Fire Recovery in Morgan Hill

Fire damage has several adverse effects on a residence; the most obvious is structural damage. Another danger of a fire is damage to water pipes. Heat can melt metal and plastic pipes or destroy the seals, creating leaks.

Leaks can damage your property if you do not detect them quickly. SERVPRO knows the dangers to look out for when performing fire damage restoration in Morgan Hill homes. We can inspect your home thoroughly and look out for the following issues:

  • Ash particles
  • Smoke damage
  • Structural problems
  • Water damage

Ash Particles

Ash is a solid substance that is physically visible following a fire. Ash particles do not spread all over a house because of their density. It is vital to avoid exposure to ash particles. Our team can clean up ash safely. 

Smoke Damage

Smoke residues can seep into walls and other parts of your home. They contain solid particles that mainly consist of carbon. Soot is light in mass and oily. Therefore, it can travel around a house relatively quickly. Our technicians know how to identify smoke residues and the right solutions for treating the issue. SERVPRO offers extensive smoke damage cleanup services using advanced industry equipment. We can use vacuum cleaners to remove dry particles loosely attached to surfaces. We usually vacuum dry smoke residues from affected surfaces before using wet cleaning products. 

Structural Problems

A fire can affect strong materials like concrete. One of the issues we look out for when it comes to structural damage is cracks that form on surfaces because of concrete enlarging from heat. 

Water Damage 

Fire hoses and sprinkler systems might cause excess water to pool in your home, leading to flooding, and repairing or replacing items after water damage is often necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians can remove the water using portal pumps and dry affected surfaces using air movers and dehumidifiers. 

If a fire has affected your house, SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is ready to assist you in bringing things back to normal. Our teams have expertise in dealing with fire recovery tactics. Call us at (408) 500-0657.

Water Mitigation Gets Office Buildings in Morgan Hill Dry Fast

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew getting ready for the day. Commercial water damage restoration services in Morgan Hill needs the attention of SERVPRO. We are ready at a moment's notice.

Keep Office Staff Productive with Water Mitigation

People often leave indoor humidity to the HVAC system to keep it steady. However, a slow leak can remain undiscovered if the amount of water leaking from a fountain or other source evaporates at a rapid enough pace. SERVPRO’s water mitigation service includes detecting the cause of such issues and fixing the problem for our Morgan Hill customers.

Small, indoor leaks in your offices in Morgan Hill might need water mitigation. Even though they seem unimportant, the water’s cost adds up over time and can become significant. Not only that, but seepage can lead to dry rotting and other kinds of deterioration. One thing to remember is that water must go somewhere, even if it seemingly disappears.

Excess humidity can cause problems for people working in your offices:

  • Longer times to cool off after entering the building,
  • The air conditioning system must work much harder, 
  • Faster wearing out of electronics, and
  • An uncomfortable damp or clammy feel to certain objects.

Water mitigation can resolve these problems and keep workspaces easier to keep clean. In addition to repairing the place that has been letting water enter where it should not, SERVPRO also helps businesses with cleaning, repairing, or reconstructing damaged areas. We can perform electrical work and plumbing, also. We scale our activities to the job’s specifications.

Correcting the high humidity requires more than fixing the source. We also need to strip the air of the excess moisture and give your office a new, fresh start. Desiccant machines can do this much more efficiently than your cooling system. You do not need to be concerned about the noise level, as we can work during off-hours just as easily as during your busier times.

Give us a call if your office building seems overly humid. We can use our high-tech infrared cameras to locate the cause and fix the situation with water mitigation techniques. Call us, SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy, at (408) 500-0657.

Fire Restoration in Morgan Hill Clears the Air and Gets it Clean

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO soot removal sign Morgan Hill fire damage restoration services are no DIY project. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Rebuilding by SERVPRO is Part of Fire Restoration

An inspection of your residence in Morgan Hill after a fire can reveal various problems that need resolution before it becomes livable again. Our fire restoration services aim to eliminate these deficits with detailed and highly focused methods and techniques.

As we do the work required of our expert technicians in fire restoration in your Morgan Hill property, you can easily see the changes. Soot remains suspended in the air for a very long time after a fire. The particles in soot can create a slight haze, and, as it settles onto things, it makes things feel different. The soot may change the item from clean-feeling to oily or dusty, depending on the type of soot. It also produces a bad odor.

We remove soot and its odors, while our fire restoration services include:

  • Tear-outs of charred stairs, window and door frames, and roofing materials,
  • Rebuilding of those areas, including the electrical wiring and any plumbing, and
  • Repainting areas that need extra care.

These areas seem to burn more deeply during a fire. Structural components that sustain damage get torn out and thrown away in a dumpster. Shingles contain nails, and many shingles themselves have sharp edges and corners.

Stairs, built of wood and covered in carpeting on a steadily rising plane, feed the fire easily. The only route from one level in your home to another, stairways hold a crucial role in any home. We get these rebuilt as soon as possible. Windows and doorways help keep your home secure, necessitating prompt attention. Your roof might suffer damage from the fire and the rescue efforts by the fire department. We repair both of these and anything else to make your house home again.

Our services cover everything necessary to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

For a restoration service you can rely on, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657.

Flood Damage from a Toppled Tree that Ripped Your Roof in Gilroy

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Man in yellow boots standing in flood Flood damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Flood Damage Often Follows Stormy, Windy Weather

Tall trees can increase property values but, at the same time, increase the likelihood that such landscaping can turn detrimental. If only one tree lands on your roof, this can lead to localized flood damage to your Gilroy home. High winds from storms and earthquakes can knock over dead trees, especially those with loosened roots. Living trees can also get pushed over when faced with too much force, especially if they are extremely tall or top-heavy.

Whenever flood damage happens in Gilroy, it does not matter if your neighbors’ properties remain dry or flood. You must act fast to protect and preserve your family home. We want to assure you that no job is ever too large or complicated for SERVPRO and our specialized teams are on standby to help with each detail.

Trees that fall over during a storm or other natural event can also bring down power lines. As soon as the electrical company gives us the go-ahead, we can get the problem tree removed. We temporarily close any openings with a tarp to keep additional rain from getting inside your home.

 As soon as possible, we will continue restoring your home to keep any flood damage to a minimum. This work might include:

  • Extraction units to suction out the water and desiccant machinery to dry out the air,
  • Cleaning of any carpeting or rugs in the area that became flooded with clean rainwater, 
  • Repairs of electrical wiring, including outlet and switch boxes, and
  • Rebuilding the damaged area of the roof.

Some of the walls in your dwelling might have become soaked from invasive rainfall, but correctly placed air movers can solve this problem quickly. Even more damage might exist if your family was away from home when this event happened.

However dire the situation seems, SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is ready to take your call regarding flood damage, answer questions, and make everything “Like it never even happened.” (408) 500-0657.

Line Up Fire Restoration Services for Commercial Properties in Morgan Hill

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team loading up equipment Commercial fire damage restoration for Morgan Hill business owners need the help of SERVPRO. We have all the equipment and experience needed.

Trained Fire Restoration Technicians in Morgan Hill Help Control Damage in Business Establishments

Owning commercial properties in Morgan Hill can be challenging for many reasons. Relationships between landlords and tenants can be tricky, and the general upkeep of the property requires attention. When an incident such as a fire happens, the stakes are even higher, and coordinating services, insurance claims, and regulatory issues can be tough. A professional team is your best option to help navigate repairs and follow-up.

Fire restoration services in Morgan Hill are readily available by calling SERVPRO. When you reach out to our 24/7 hotline, our team assembles quickly to inspect the property and identify vulnerabilities and needsUsing advanced monitoring technology to assess the damage and gather data, we develop a plan focused on cleanup, improved air quality, and removing damaged items. To address surface cleanup, our staff relies on several cleaning methods, including the following-

  • Mechanical cleaning to loosen soot and ash and make it easier to remove from each surface
  • Use of chemical cleaners previously tested to emulsify residue and remove it
  • Brushing and scraping selected surfaces to restore their original condition

Not surprisingly, fire damage can result in the complete loss of some items, and our SERVPRO staff takes care of those as well. Proper disposal and compliance with environmental regulations are a priority. In some cases, our staff can also take care of drywall replacement and other controlled demolition to return your commercial venue to top shape. We understand that 50% of significant fire damage to a business means permanent closure. We are Here to Help.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy provides top fire restoration services in the area. Call us at(408) 500-0657 as soon as a disaster happens, and let us leave your place “Like it never even happened.”

Morgan Hills Homes Mitigate Water Damage Thanks to SERVPRO

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew heading to a job-site Water mitigation services for home owners in Morgan Hill need the attention of SERVPRO. We use the latest equipment for every disaster.

Certified Water Damage Technicians in Morgan Hills are Key to Quick Water Restoration

Plumbing issues in a Morgan Hill home can cause significant problems. If the home is an apartment or townhome where utilities and services typically connect through shared walls, the aftermath of a burst pipe can be even worse. When a leak occurs and water suddenly flows into kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms, acting quickly is the top priority. Calling a company known for state-of-the-art water removal equipment and competent staff opens the door to a less overwhelming experience and rapid restoration of daily life.

The premier water damage restoration team in Morgan Hill is SERVPRO and its readily available staff. Whether water is seeping into only one area of your home or is rapidly saturation every corner, our team is a phone call away around the clock. Upon arrival, we inspect the property, and once it is safe to enter and begin the water removal and drying process, we bring specialized equipment into the home.

As we progress, we seek to remove standing water with pumps and industry-grade extractors while containing the situation. To achieve success, we take some of the following steps-

  • Use of submersible and truck-mounted pumps to remove water
  • Establishment of containment areas with plastic sheeting and other barriers to avoid secondary damage
  • Improve ventilation and air quality with dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and air circulators

Simply put, SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy shares your goal of returning your home to mint condition. When you call us at (408) 500-0657, we use every tool and technique at our disposal to mitigate your loss and protect your belongings. We consider our job done when your home feels and looks “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Excels at Mold Removal in Gilroy Homes

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Open windows for fresh air sign Mold removal services by SERVPRO for Gilroy home owners are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Poor Ventilation and Changes in Temperature may Invite Mold into Gilroy Homes.

Many homes in Gilroy need mold removal services at some point. Even the most vigilant homeowners are subject to the growth of mold colonies when a suitable environment is created, thanks to factors like poor ventilation, high humidity, and condensation. Mold can grow quietly in places like basements and attics for months or even years until homeowners detect its presence. Calling a certified mold remediation team is the best option when mold is finally discovered or suspected.

Mold removal services in Gilroy are readily available. A simple call to SERVPRO gains you access to certified mold removal specialists and an array of tools and techniques to control its presence. Mold is natural in all environments, so complete elimination is not the goal. Rather, our team of experts controls its growth and spread to levels normal to your home and region. Naturally, improved ventilation and avoiding condensation and high humidity help prevent significant issues. All visible signs of mold we do remove.

When our clients find mold in their homes, they are often at a loss of what to do beyond calling our SERVPRO staff for guidance. A few quick reminders of how to help mitigate the impact of mold in your home include the following-

  • Please do not disturb the mold or attempt to remove it with blowers
  • Avoid affected areas until an expert has a chance to inspect them
  • As much as possible, turn off ventilation systems and fans to avoid the further airborne spread

Mold remediation requires expertise and specialized equipment. At SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy, we make both available to you as soon as you call us at (408) 500-0657. With our help, your home is on the path to recovery and is sure to feel “Like it never even happened.”

Enjoy Fire Damage Restoration Faster in Morgan Hill with Pros

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

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24/7 Fire Damage Response in Morgan Hill with Restoration from SERVPRO

No two fire damage situations are alike; everything depends on what took place. SERVPRO knows that when assessing your Morgan Hill property for house fire cleanup, look at where the fire started; materials burned, accelerants, and other factors. We carefully inspect and assess to pick out the best equipment and processes to get the results you deserve. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – what this means is we arrive at your door within four hours of the initial contact you have with our customer care team. As a locally-owned and operated franchise, we strive to do quality work for all of our neighbors whenever a fire or another tragedy strikes.

For your fire damage restoration needs in Morgan Hill, some home areas may call for specialized, calculated solutions. Depending on all factors involved, our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) use proven methods and follow the basic principles of cleanup. As we go, we adapt to achieve the best results, which may include actions like:

  • Initial contact with our representative involves gathering details on your fire event so we can pack our Green Fleet with the right equipment and resources. 
  • After arrival, inspection and assessment of your property include looking at the charred materials, smoke damage, and soot so we can generate a plan of action.
  • Roof tarping and board-up help protect your interior from exposure to the elements so that proper cleanup and restoration can occur.
  • Water removal of standing water and drying helps eliminate everything left by first responders extinguishing the flames.
  • We use specialized equipment and techniques to address soot on surfaces like walls, ceilings, and woodwork.

What About Smoke Odors?

Our team includes Odor Control Technicians (OCT) that know how to evaluate smoke odors so that we can stop them in their tracks. We have EPA-registered cleaning agents, deodorizing pellets, thermal foggers, and other tools to help pull out and remove odorous particulates.

When you need help with fire damage restoration, we are here 24/7 at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy. Call us at (408) 500-0657!

Handling Flood Damage to Your Morgan Hill Home

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm damage can happen fast SERVPROs team of flood damage restoration experts have the tools and experience for every size disaster.

SERVPRO's Storm Flood Damage Techniques in Morgan Hill Get Results Fast

It can be challenging to ensure your Morgan Hill home is fully protected during a storm. The good news is any homeowner can prepare in advance and know who to call should you have flooding and water damage to deal with. SERVPRO features professionals to handle water removal services, drying, and reconstruction to make it all "Like it never even happened." The goal with our crew is to restore versus replace so we can salvage as much of your building materials and contents as possible. This also helps in many instances to save you time and money on your project.

SERVPRO understands best practices for water damage cleanup and safe restoration when it comes to flood damage after Morgan Hill storms. We are here 24/7 with our disaster response team to:

  • Supply generators for power should electricity be off
  • Perform board up and tarping if you have a leaking roof from storms or other damage
  • Put containment measures in place to help stop water migration
  • Treat floodwater with antimicrobials to lessen potential hazards

What about building materials and contents that are too far gone?

SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians will inspect all contents and materials impacted by floodwater. Any items deemed unsalvageable get logged and disposed of according to local guidelines. Anything we believe we can clean gets specialized treatment. Items like furnishings, décor, clothing, toys, etc., sometimes get packed up and moved to stage areas for cleaning or put into our warehouse for safe storage as restoration moves forward.

Let Us Assist with the Water Damage Insurance Claim!

Flooding in your home is traumatizing enough without worrying your insurance claim will encounter issues as it processes. We confirm all the paperwork is in order and all facets of your project get documented so that your homeowner's insurance claim goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact us at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy whenever you need flood damage assistance after a recent storm. You can call us at (408) 500-0657 or request help online.

Mold Damage Remediation in Morgan Hill Requires Professional Help

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO if you suspect mold in your home, give us a call sign Mold removal is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for experienced and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Can Remediate the Mold Damage in Your Morgan Hill Home

Elevated moisture levels on any part of a building can cause mold growth. Mold can cause health effects to people living in the house. To avoid this, it is wise that you contact an emergency service provider as soon as you notice mold colonies in your home.

SERVPRO assures you of a swift and effective job getting your house to its former glory. We have well-trained technicians armed with advanced equipment to perform mold remediation in your Morgan Hill residence. Our remediation process depends on the state of your building and the degree of the infestation but follows the general process outlined below:

  • Inspection and assessment
  • Containment
  • Air filtration
  • Removal of infested materials
  • Content cleaning

Inspection and assessment

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO technicians can inspect your building to determine the level of damage. This helps us to develop the process to follow in restoring your house.


To avoid the spread of mold spores to the unaffected parts of the building, our team can install plastic sheeting to act as the containment barrier and establish negative air pressure. To avoid contaminating the duct system, we can seal the HVAC vents.

Air filtration

To get rid of mold spores that get airborne during the remediation process, our SERVPRO team can use HEPA Air Filtration Devices. These specialized vacuum cleaners can trap and filter larger amounts of small particles from surfaces and keep them contained for later disposal. This helps to prevent further mold growth and contamination of unaffected areas.

Removal of infested materials

We can clean up all the visible mold colonies and remove the affected contents and parts of the building. We can repair and restore salvageable contents and dispose of those damaged beyond repair.

Content cleaning

Our SERVPRO technicians can use industrial-grade cleaners to clean off all mold from affected materials and then apply antimicrobials and sanitizers to kill any surviving mold spores.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy can remediate the mold damage in your home to make it seem “Like it never even happened.” Contact us for help at (408) 500-0657.

Tips for Commercial Fire Restoration in Your Gilroy Strip Mall

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Dedicated to Performing Commercial Fire Repair in Gilroy

Strip malls are attractive to consumers because the businesses in them are close to each other. This is also a danger when one of the enterprises catches fire because it can easily spread to other businesses.

A structural fire in a strip mall can devastate several enterprises simultaneously and spell millions of dollars of damages for the owner. SERVPRO is well equipped to perform commercial fire restoration in Gilroy in as short a time as possible. Our process is as outlined below:

  • Inspection and estimation
  • Boarding-up and roof-tarping
  • Water extraction
  • Removal of smoke, soot, and deodorization
  • Restoring fire-damaged structures and contents

Inspection and estimation

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO team can conduct a full inspection of the units in the strip mall to determine the steps to take during the restoration process. We can then conduct a detailed assessment and estimate the total restoration cost.

Boarding-up and roof-tarping

If we discover that parts of the walls have been burned off, we can board them up. If the roof is damaged, we can use roof tarps to protect the building from extreme weather conditions.

Water extraction and drying

Fire damage is often accompanied by water damage because the fire might trigger the fire suppression system causing water penetration into the property. SERVPRO can use truck-mounted pumps to get the water out and then use axial air movers to blow in dry air to dry the building.

Removal of Smoke, Soot, and Deodorization

Strip malls have shared ventilation systems that might carry smoke and toxic fumes all over the complex.Our SERVPRO crew can clean all the surfaces that smoke and soot have affected and then use pressure sprayers to apply water-based thermal fog deodorizers to remove the smoky smell left behind.

Restoring fire-damaged structures and contents

Our technicians can repair structures and contents that were salvaged from the fire. We can also repair damaged structures like walls and, where necessary, rebuild areas that were damaged beyond repair.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is well-equipped to handle commercial fire damage. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (408) 500-0657.

How to Restore Your Morgan Hill House After Storm Flood Damage

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Handle the Storm Flood Damage in Your Morgan Hill Residence

To all homeowners, flood damage is a source of stress and loss of property. If left to stand, the floodwater can damage other areas, compromising your property's structural integrity and aesthetic appeal.

SERVPRO performs storm flood damage repair in Morgan Hill homes. Our goal is to restore homes as soon as possible to minimize the inconvenience. Our restoration process runs as outlined in the steps below:

  • Assessment and inspection
  • Water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Cleaning and sanitization
  • Full restoration

Assessment and Inspection

Our SERVPRO team can inspect your building to determine its safety and then performs a detailed assessment to determine the level of damage that the building has sustained.

Water extraction

We can use electric submersible pumps to remove the water standing on the floor of your home to curtail further damage. These pumps eradicate the suction lift limitations and offer quiet, continuous operation. They have various capacities. Small portable pumps can move from 100 to 18,000 gallons per hour through a ¾" to 4" hose.

Drying and dehumidification

To dry the building, our SERVPRO team can use structural cavity drying equipment to direct airflow into wall cavities to replace moist, cool air with dry, warmer air. This lowers the vapor pressure and increases the temperature of the surfaces, increasing the evaporation rate. We can also use refrigerant dehumidifiers to extract the excess water vapor from the air.

Cleaning and sanitization

To prevent mold growth and the multiplication of microorganisms that the floodwater might have brought in, our team can use its set of industrial cleaners and disinfectants to clean all the affected structures and contents. We can then apply antimicrobial agents to kill all microorganisms.

Full Restoration

SERVPRO is competent in providing full restoration services by replacing or repairing ruined building materials. We can also help you repaint and reconstruct parts of the building that were taken down.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is well equipped to help property owners to counter storm flood damage. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (408) 500-0657.

Specialty Water Damage Restoration Isn’t for All in Morgan Hill

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water damage equipment SERVPRO water damage specialists use the latest technology and equipment for every size disaster. Call now!

In-Place Carpet Drying Is Only Appropriate in Morgan Hill for Certain Situations

In recent years, many advancements have been made in Morgan Hill’s water damage remediation industry. One of these improvements has been the development of in-place carpet drying techniques. However, while these new methods are quite innovative and effective, they are not appropriate for all drying situations and environments.

The Morgan Hill water damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO understand that in-place carpet drying is only beneficial if home interior conditions are right. Otherwise, they know that these remediation techniques could potentially slow drying or even cause additional damage over the long term. The specific scenarios during which in-place carpet drying should not be attempted are when:

  • Carpet has been in contact with water for more than three full days, or signs of contaminants like mold are present
  • Impacted rooms are filled with expensive or sensitive items like electronics, high-end artwork, valuable books, or irreplaceable paperwork
  • The carpet padding is composed of plant/animal fibers or has a water-trapping, non-porous layer
  • Subflooring consists of a vapor barrier, hardwood or laminated floors, or has multiple layers
  • Subfloors appear to have suffered structural damage

In addition to SERVPRO’s extensive carpet restoration expertise, we are also experienced in performing a wide range of emergency water damage services like complete water clean-up jobs, basement flooding remediation, and water damage repairs.

So, regardless of the type or severity of your home’s water damage restoration needs, rest assured that quality help is available nearby. Your friendly neighbors at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy are always here and ready to assist you whenever you need us. Contact our highly-skilled technicians anytime at (408) 500-0657 for fast and effective assistance.

Fire Damage Remediation in Morgan Hill Takes Professional Effort

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO smoke damage sign Fire damage restoration and remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are ready to help 24/7 365 days a year.

Morgan Hill Professionals Skilled in Fire Damage Restoration Know What to Do

One of the biggest remediation issues in fire-damaged Morgan Hill homes is cleaning fire and smoke-related residues. These residues are left behind by blazes and carried by smoke to different parts of your residence. In order to effectively remove them, it is best to enlist the aid of professionals who know the right measures to take.

SERVPRO’s Morgan Hill fire damage restoration technicians, equipped with all the latest tools of the trade, routinely square away and repair local fire-related problems. Through our years of performing house fire clean-up work, smoke remediation, and fire restoration on fire-damaged homes, we have learned the best methods of resolving such issues. When completing our residue removal service, SERVPRO technicians:

  • First attempt to locate where these fire and smoke remnants have been deposited, beginning their inspection at the origin of the fire and spreading out to its furthest extent
  • Then, identify what types of residues are present in the house and select the cleaning methods/agents best suited for removing them
  • Next, classify the impacted surfaces and ensure that they can withstand the selected cleaning measures
  • Afterward, dry, wet, abrasive, or innovative methods are used to remove located residues effectively
  • Finally, expertly dispose of any residues, and other wastes lifted off of surfaces

Through all of these efforts, we remain mindful of and harness the four key factors governing fire remnant cleaning, namely temperature, agitation methods, chemical action necessary, and time, to facilitate rapid fire damage cleanup.

With all that said, your neighborhood SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy is the go-to place for all of your fire damage cleanup and restoration needs. So, whenever a fire damages your residence, don’t hesitate to call us at (408) 500-0657 for assistance.

Unique Water Restoration Techniques Are Available in Gilroy

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Leaking appliances cause water damage SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience needed for the damage your home has. We are here to help.

In-Place Water Restoration of Carpeting in Gilroy Requires a Specialized Process

Over time, a specialized process has been developed by Gilroy remediators to swiftly and effectively complete in-place carpet drying. These procedures require highly-trained technicians, as well as specially designed equipment, to ensure their success. If unsuccessful, such restoration efforts could promote further structural and content damage.

One water restoration firm in Gilroy, SERVPRO, has nearly perfected this technique for drying carpets without having to roll them back or remove their padding. It has even become one of our signature water damage remediation methods that often enables us to clean up the effects of ceiling leaks, burst pipes, and basement flooding more quickly than other local services. The requisite conditions for in-place carpet drying are as follows:

  • A truck-mounted extractor needs to be used, first with a standard wand to keep water from migrating and then with a weighted extraction tool
  • The extraction process must be patterned, so a room’s central area is worked on first, before workers advance to its perimeter, and furniture is then moved to this dried area
  • Workers have to extract one ten square foot segment at a time, continually moving furniture to a dry area, until a room is completely dried if water migration is an issue
  • Carpet padding has to be continually inspected to see if water can be squeezed from it; as long as water comes out, water removal efforts have to continue
  • Every 300 square feet of carpet requires about an hour of extraction
  • The right ratio of air movers-to-dehumidifiers needs to be calculated; generally, use about one air mover for every fifty to sixty square feet

So, with all of this in mind, remember that SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy is always here for you. Contact us at (408) 500-0657 whenever you need water restoration assistance.

Which Restoration Firm Performs Mold Removal in Morgan Hill?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on a wall near an outlet Mold infestations can spread very quickly throughout your home. Contact SERVPRO to help with mold removal and remediation services. We are here.

For Mold Removal in Morgan Hill, You Can Trust SERVPRO

How do I prevent mold from colonizing my residence? Which service provider can help me to counter the spread of mold in my house?

If you have mold damage, work with the certified technicians from SERVPRO. We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and products to conduct mold removal in Morgan Hill. Our mold remediation process is outlined in the steps below:

  • Identifying moisture sources
  • Containment
  • Application of antimicrobials
  • Filtration of the air
  • Removal of affected materials and cleanup

Identifying the source

Since mold grows on areas recently exposed to water damage and areas with a source of moisture, SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging equipment to identify areas of high moisture concentrations.


Since mold spreads easily to other areas, our SERVPRO team can seal off the contaminated sites using plastic bags to prevent cross-contamination.

Application of antimicrobials

Our technicians use antimicrobials to prevent the development and growth of mold in the affected areas.

Filtration of the air

Spores can float in the air during mold removal. We use a negative air machine, an air filtration device that pulls contaminated air from the affected surface through several filters. It then discharges the freshly filtered air into the exterior or interior of the structure.

Removing the affected materials and cleanup

We can remove mold-contaminated materials and use HEPA vacuum cleaners and damp wiping to remove dust and visible traces of debris from the remediation process. Our SERVPRO team can replace affected porous materials and repair the affected areas.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is the right firm to contact to remediate the mold in your house to make it “Like it never even happened.”. Our 24-hour hotline is (408) 500-0657.

How Do I Perform Commercial Water Mitigation in Morgan Hill?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded office with water covering the floors Water damage in your office can continue to cause problems if not handled properly. Contact SERVPRO right away for water mitigation services.

To Perform Commercial Water Mitigation in Morgan Hill, Call SERVPRO

How do I prevent losses in my office building after water damage? How do I avoid damage to office furniture and equipment? How do I counter the destruction of paper records and computer files? How do I prevent the loss of revenue due to the incident?

The answer to these questions is hiring a competent water restoration firm to conduct commercial water mitigation in your Morgan Hill office building. The mitigation process reduces the damaging impact of water on affected building materials, office equipment, and file cabinets. SERVPRO helps safeguard commercial property owners from the effects of water intrusion incidents. The process we follow when mitigating water damage includes:

  • Water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Mold detection and remediation
  • Cleaning and replacement of affected contents

Water extraction

Our SERVPRO technicians can use electric submersible pumps to immediately pump water out of the building to kick off the restoration process. This prevents it from inflicting more damage to the building and its contents.

Drying and dehumidification

We can position axial air movers in your commercial building to expedite evaporation and reduce drying time. These air movers can move larger volumes of air compared to centrifugal air movers. They produce lower pressure at a higher volume, and can therefore cover larger areas of affected materials. Our SERVPRO team also uses low grain refrigerants to remove the excess water vapor in the air to lower the humidity ratio.

Mold detection and remediation

Mold damage needs immediate attention. SERVPRO technicians use infrared cameras to locate the areas with moisture. We contain the affected areas to prevent the spread of spores and remove affected materials for cleaning or replacement.

Cleaning and replacement

We can use shampoo super-concentrate to clean the affected materials and deodorizers to remove odors. We discard and replace the materials that have sustained irreparable damage.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is well-equipped to conduct water damage mitigation in commercial establishments. Contact us at (408) 500-0657 for help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Handle Storm Flood Damage in Gilroy?

2/20/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded street with water up to the traffic signs Flooding can cause a wide variety of issues in your home. Our certified flood damage remediation team is standing by to help. We are here 24/7.

Handling Storm Flood Damage in Gilroy Necessitates SERVPRO's Expertise

After a storm has damaged your home, you might be wondering what steps to take to repair it. You may also wonder if your home can get back to its original state, especially if it has issues like weakened floorboards and joints.

Pests like termites are also attracted to damp environments. Thankfully, specialists like SERVPRO can handle the storm flood damage in your Gilroy residence. We can prevent a wide range of issues, including:

  • Electrical problems
  • Corrosion
  • Structural deterioration
  • Mold infestation
  • Extreme damage to your possessions

The process of getting your house back to its former state after a storm involves removing debris, removing floodwater, cleaning and disinfecting all affected materials, drying the building, and performing necessary repairs. If your home has a basement, our SERVPRO team can use high-pressure pumps to remove the floodwater. These pumps are designed to offer high pressure which delivers above a typical discharge head (up to 360′). High-pressure pumps provide a high amount of lift and are ideal for pumping out underground structures like parking garages and basements.

Our SERVPRO crew can use air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers to dry your home. Air movers support restoration efforts by reducing drying time and enhancing evaporation at the surface level. Desiccant dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air using chemicals that easily absorb moisture. The chemicals, referred to as desiccants, have a high affinity for water and absorb moisture from the air the dehumidifier processes.

Our SERVPRO team can also encapsulate the crawl spaces in your home. Encapsulation is changing the nature of a crawl space by sealing out the sources of water and moisture. It involves adding heavy-duty polyethylene sheeting to a crawl space's foundation walls and floors. This procedure helps keep the area drier and cleaner than it would typically be. Encapsulation also prevents the build-up of mold, pest infestations, and wood rot.

To deal with storm flood damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657. We can make the damage seem, "Like it never even happened."

How Does SERVPRO Handle Emergency Fire Damage Mitigation in Gilroy?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home SERVPRO IICRC certified fire damage restoration technicians have the training that is needed for your home. We will be on-site A.S.A.P.

Our Gilroy Technicians Follow a Time-Tested Procedure to Minimize Fire Damage.

Half the battle of minimizing fire damage in Gilroy is knowing what to do when the unthinkable occurs. This is where SERVPRO shines because of its extensive restoration industry experience and time-tested mitigation procedures. Once onsite, our skilled experts often know what to do without wasting time figuring things out.

At your Gilroy residence, SERVPRO’s fire damage remediation crew wastes no time in addressing your fire-related issues. Unlike less experienced house fire clean-up firms, we follow a well-outlined plan of action to effectively limit all fire and smoke damage and make it easier to complete fire restoration work on fire-damaged homes at a later time.

The following is a brief description of our company’s fire damage mitigation procedures:

  • We first inspect an impacted home, locating all potential hazards like electrical and structural integrity issues, and then mitigate or fix these serious problems
  • Next, we secure the property by tarping damaged roofs, boarding up broken windows, and fencing in compromised areas so that it is protected from the elements and potential vandalism 
  • Then, our technicians address the effects of fire-fighting efforts by removing water-impacted materials from flooring, blocking furniture, propping up upholstery cushions, extracting water from carpets, removing stains before items dry, and so forth.
  • After that, we work to restore electricity and heat to the property so that the elements can’t do further damage
  • Finally, SERVPRO cleans and protects metal surfaces like door hinges and faucets, remediates essential living areas of the home, seals off non-essential damaged rooms, and fully deodorizes the residence

With this in mind, remember that your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy are always ready to assist you. Whenever you need help recovering from fire damage, contact us at (408) 500-0657.

Can the Disruption of Water Restoration Efforts Be Minimized at My Morgan Hill Home?

1/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO state of the art sign Water damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every size disaster.

Yes, One Way This Is Achieved in Morgan Hill Is Through In-Place Drying Techniques.

When your Morgan Hill residence suffers a water-related event, it can be devastating and cause massive disruptions to your daily life. This, however, doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There are methods, like in-place carpet drying measures, which make cleanup and restoration efforts much easier.

The beauty of hiring a supremely experienced firm like SERVPRO is benefiting from its innovative, trouble-saving water restoration techniques in Morgan Hill. In doing so, homeowners can usually reduce the disruption of water removal services and water damage repairs, as well as the time it takes to remediate the overall effects of burst pipes, basement flooding, and ceiling leaks. One of the many ways SERVPRO does this is through in-place carpet drying methods.

In-place carpet drying generally involves:

  • Stopping water migration with a regular wand and truck-mounted extractor and then using a weighted extraction tool to finish the job
  • First extracting water from the center carpeting of a room, then moving furnishings to the room’s water-extracted center, and finally removing moisture from the perimeter flooring
  • Periodically rolling up and squeezing corners of the carpet to determine when water removal efforts are completed; extractions usually take an hour for each 300 square feet
  • Calculating the number of dehumidifiers necessary for complete drying and the use of an air mover for every 50 or 60 square feet of the impacted area

By taking these steps, homeowners suffer fewer disruptions because furnishings don’t have to be moved out of impacted rooms. Also, carpet generally experiences less damage since seams aren’t cut, and carpet reinstallation isn’t necessary.

So, if you ever need water restoration work done, call your friends at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy. We are always ready for your call at (408) 500-0657.

Why Should SERVPRO Do Fire Damage Restoration Work on My Morgan Hill Home?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle loading up for the job-site Fire damage restoration service by SERVPRO is top-notch. We are here for the help that is needed for your home.

SERVPRO is a Highly-Organized Remediator and Easy to Work within Morgan Hill.

If you ever experience a fire-related event at your Morgan Hill home, you need help from a fire damage remediation firm prepared to assist you. This means that you want a company like SERVPRO that knows what to do, how to effectively communicate its plan, understands what it needs to do to coordinate its team efforts, and can take care of the difficult things for you.

One of Morgan Hill’s finest full-service fire damage restoration companies is SERVPRO. Our seasoned fire restoration professionals often make the house fire cleanup and restoration process much easier for all those we serve. Regardless of the severity of your home’s fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration crew can usually reduce your overall headaches through its expert management of the situation. Some of the ways we do this is by:

  • Promptly inspecting your property, clearly informing you about all problems, and notifying you about what needs to be done to fix them
  • Remaining mindful of homeowners’ insurance policy limits, timely informing adjusters of all issues, and effectively utilizing SERVPRO Franchise Technology to estimate and file insurance claims electronically
  • Knowing how to employ our vast cleanup and restoration arsenal to get your job done as swiftly, efficiently, and successfully as possible
  • Actively managing subcontractors so that they are properly screened, their work is quality controlled, potential expenses are limited, overall financial resources are safeguarded, and continued cash flow is ensured

Considering everything, is it any wonder that your highly-skilled neighbors at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy are among the best fire damage restoration professionals in the industry? So, whenever you need assistance, don’t hesitate to call us at (408) 500-0657.

In What Ways Does Flood Damage Affect Morgan Hill Homes?

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used on water damaged floor Storms and floods happen. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your property.

SERVPRO Provides Experienced Technicians to Address Hidden Damages or Hazards from Flooding

If a storm leaves your Morgan Hill home flooded, you should prepare for an intricate restoration process. You can only prepare if you clearly understand how the incident affects your property.

The most apparent aspect of flood damage is inundating Morgan Hill homes with inches of water. But there are several other problems that you might need to worry about, especially since most of the water drains out when flooding in the surrounding areas subsides. SERVPRO technicians can help point out the problems and help you find unique ways to fix them.

Some of the problems associated with flooding include:

  • Leaving hidden moisture 
  • Creating physical hazards
  • Widespread contamination

Most of the water released into your property is not hard to trace since it collects on surfaces and is absorbed by materials. However, care should be given to unseen moisture in subfloors, wall cavities, or other hidden areas. Such water can create problems long after the flooding incident by causing deterioration of structural supports through warping and rotting, among other things. Our SERVPRO technicians help identify all areas with hidden moisture using specialized tools like thermal cameras. 

Entering your property after flooding can be hazardous. The intruding water and residues like silt leave surfaces slick increasing the chances of slip and fall accidents. The intruding water can leave ceilings sagging or cause other structural damage to materials. Therefore, the risk of collapsing structural elements and fixtures is higher after flooding. Safely entering the property requires the right gear like hard hats, rubber boots, and heavy-duty gloves.

Another problem from flooding is contamination which can expose you to:

  • Biohazards
  • Harmful chemicals
  • Microbes 

Contamination is tricky to address because of its microscopic nature. Some forms of contamination, such as infestation by microbes, also worsen the longer the situation remains unsolved. Our SERVPRO technicians address this by applying EPA registered disinfectants into the areas affected by the flooding immediately on arrival at your house.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy helps you understand and resolve flood damage. Call us at (408) 500-0657 when your property is affected. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Difference Do Water Restoration Companies Make After Intrusion at Your Morgan Hill Premises?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

water on office floor; extraction equipment being used An immediate effect of water intrusion is disrupting operations, SERVPRO can help minimize that disruption.

SERVPRO Provides the Resources and Expertise Necessary to Help You Combat Water Damage with Ease

Water is as destructive as many dangerous substances if your Morgan hill business facility is significantly exposed. Luckily, most cases of water exposure only require extraction, cleaning, and drying to restore preloss conditions. That said, you might need external help to manage an incident.

The best help is from professional water restoration companies since your Morgan Hill facility may present unique challenges that other service providers might find hard to address. SERVPRO is one of the reliable companies you can choose to help you restore your premises.

Some of the reasons why you need help restoring water damage include:

  • High water volumes
  • Advanced damages
  • To concentrate on other business aspects

One of the immediate effects of water intrusion is disrupting some operations, whether interruption of staff work schedules or customer service. When a water restoration company takes over the restoration process, you can concentrate on finding other solutions so that your daily work does not stop. Our SERVPRO teams are highly organized and include a project manager or crew chief to oversee the other technicians. Therefore, once we take over the loss, you can focus on salvaging your business operations.

Water intrusions vary in intensity. If the source releases significant water volumes and goes unstopped for some time, you need high-capacity resources to remove the water. Water restoration companies already have such resources since they handle water damage regularly. Our SERVPRO teams can use truck-mounted extractors, submersible pumps, and or several portable extractors to match the volume and distribution of the water spilled at your premises. 

Water exposure can spark a wide variety of damages within your property. Some may even be hidden, so you may not notice the signs immediately. A professional team helps identify and resolve these damages, saving you the hassle and cost of fixing them later.

Some damages professionals readily handle include:

  • Swollen materials
  • Stained materials
  • Rotting or other material deterioration

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is an excellent choice when you need a water restoration company. You can reach us at (408) 500-0657. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Is It Difficult to Manage Cleanup Processes During Fire Damage Restoration in Gilroy Homes?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke entering room from under door SERVPRO has a multitude of equipment and cleaners at our disposal to tackle fire damage.

SERVPRO Maximizes Pre-restoration Planning to Ease Fire Cleanup and Other Restoration Processes

Fire leaves Gilroy properties heavily soiled with different residues, from fine soot and ash to sticky or invisible wet smoke residues. Although cleaning is challenging in general, the effort put in planning influences the difficulty level. 

Planning for cleanup during fire damage restoration at your Gilroy property involves many aspects, which is why it is challenging. Since fires occur suddenly, they lead to confusion, impacting your plan-making routines. The planning process also requires you to anticipate issues ranging from scheduling to preventing adverse outcomes. The trained and experienced crews from SERVPRO have the appropriate skills and are not emotionally attached to the loss, which eases planning.

Planning involves many crucial aspects, including:

  • Establishing all necessary cleaning procedures
  • Setting the schedule for the exercise
  • Collecting cleaning resources 

Different procedures might be necessary depending on the type or level of fire damage. The cleaning goals also determine how the cleaning process is done. For instance, the resources needed to clean walls or ceilings depend on whether there is a plan to repaint the surface. When cleaning is the only procedure, thorough procedures are necessary.

The issue of scheduling might puzzle you since the earlier you start, the more beneficial the process. However, individual cleaning tasks may need to be prioritized or put off initially. In general, the process starts from the top areas of the property then progresses towards the ground. Our SERVPRO teams begin with the ceiling, walls, and contents we can clean onsite. We finish by cleaning the floors.

Planning the resources in time ensures no stoppage or delays. Resources vary depending on soiling and the materials in the property. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs also designate a staging area and work areas for maximum utilization of resources.

Some typical resources we use for fire cleanup include:

  • Chemical sponges
  • Air filtration devices
  • Blast cleaning equipment 
  • Trash cans

With the help of SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy, fire damage restoration can progress as you expect, making it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (408) 500-0657.

SERVPRO Helps Gilroy Residents with Water Restoration of Their Properties

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

warped wooden floorboards from water damage When your property is affected by water damage, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and formulate a restoration plan.

SERVPRO’s fast and efficient water restoration can save Gilroy homes from extensive damage

Water damage can leave a lasting impact on your property by compromising the structural integrity of the building materials. Water restoration of your Gilroy home needs to happen fast to prevent such extensive damage. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO can ensure that the situation is brought under control as quickly as possible. 

SERVPRO techs employ several drying techniques during the water restoration of your Gilroy home. The goal is to eliminate as much moisture from the surfaces as possible quickly. As water interacts differently with different materials, the restorability of such materials after water damage can vary.

How do SERVPRO techs determine the restorability of hardwood flooring during water damage repairs of your Gilroy home? 

Hardwood floors of most homes in Gilroy are made from maple, birch, oak, or pecan. To determine the restorability of such floorings, the SERVPRO IICRC-certified restorers use a non-penetrating moisture meter to detect the amount of moisture. The two most common types of issues with hardwood floorings after water damage are-

  • Cupping: occurs when moisture is absorbed into the edges of the planks, resulting in the wood bowing into a concave shape. 
  • Crowning: occurs if the hardwood planks absorb moisture from the bottom resulting in the wood bowing into a convex shape. 
  • Warping and buckling: If there is no room for the planks to expand, the wood can warp and buckle at the joints. The extent of warping or buckling depends on the amount of moisture absorbed and the type of wood. 

The drying goal set by SERVPRO restores to reverse this visible damage to the hardwood floor. While cupping and crowning can be reversed, warping and buckling are permanent, necessitating replacing the floors. 

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 for fast service.

SERVPRO is one of the Premier Mold Removal Companies in Morgan Hill

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a room Found mold? Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause of the infestation and commence with the mold removal plan. We are standing by 24/7 for you.

Why do homeowners in Morgan Hill regard SERVPRO as their first choice among mold removal companies?

Mold can cause health effects, but it can also compromise the structural integrity of the building. Hiring SERVPRO, one of the premier mold removal companies in Morgan Hill, can help you address the problem safely and efficiently. Our technicians use a multi-faceted approach to get your home restored, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is one of the few mold removal companies in Morgan Hill that abides by the IICRC S520 standard. Our mold specialists ensure that the mold inspections, remediations, and removal are done with utmost care to prevent mold spread to unaffected parts of the building.

What cleaning methods do SERVPRO mold specialists use in Morgan Hill properties? 

SERVPRO techs select a cleaning method based on the material composition, the condition, and the location of mold damage in your Morgan Hill home. In some cases, SERVPRO experts might even use a combination of methods to increase efficiency. 

The mold cleaning methods can be classified into three categories-

  • Air-based methods
  • Liquid-based methods
  • Abrasive methods

Air-based methods include HEPA vacuuming and air washing. However, air washing is not a preferred method as it can cause mold spores to spread. 

Liquid-based methods rely on the water combined with a physical or mechanical cleaning process to dislodge the contamination. The liquid cleaning methods involve the following-

  • Immersion cleaning with appropriate detergent
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Low and high-pressure washing

Abrasive methods involve the use of material or a medium to dislodge contamination. The following are common abrasive cleaning methods that SERVPRO techs commonly use-

  • Sanding
  • Scraping or brushing
  • Abrasive media blasting (dry ice, soda, and sand)

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657; we are available 24/7 to assist you. 

Can SERVPRO Help Morgan Hill Businesses with Water Mitigation?

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking through ceiling tiles of a ceiling Water damage can quickly escalate to include mold. Call SERVPRO right away to evaluate the situation and start the commercial water mitigation.

SERVPRO offers a premier water mitigation service to commercial properties in Morgan Hills

One of the biggest problems with unmitigated water damage to any commercial property is the chance of microbial contamination. If water mitigation of your Morgan Hill establishment does not happen fast, it can create a conducive environment for microbes to grow and thrive. SERVPRO restorers use various drying methods in combination with professional water damage restoration products to prevent this from happening. 

The application of antimicrobial agents is not SERVPRO’s primary method of controlling microbial growth during water mitigation of Morgan Hill properties. Since water promotes and sustains microbial growth, the preliminary steps in mitigation are-

  • Eliminating moisture from wet surfaces by controlling humidity, airflow, and temperature 
  • Removing any contaminated material

The restorers focus on speeding up the drying process rather than relying on antimicrobial agents to curb contamination.

Why do SERVPRO techs use professional products during water damage restoration of Morgan Hill establishments? 

SERVPRO restorers use professional water damage restoration products in certain situations in your water-damaged Morgan Hill commercial space. The application of such products after initial water extraction can offer several advantages, including-

  • Control the growth of microbes
  • Make the job site safe for the IICRC-certified technicians to perform their task
  • Help fight odors

The presence of dirt and other organic matter can reduce the effectiveness of the products. Hence, these are applied after the structure is thoroughly cleaned. It is also important to provide sufficient 'dwell time' for the products to perform their functions. 

SERVPRO techs never use antimicrobial agents in occupied structures and without informing the customers.  

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657. Our technicians are available round-the-clock to answer any questions you might have.

How Does Flash Flood Damage Get Removed from Morgan Hill Basements?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

house submerged with floodwater Flooding is a destructive force of nature that happens at any time. SERVPRO is always has a team standing by to handle storm damage.

Extraction and Cleaning are Vital Services After Flooding in Morgan Hill Homes

When flash flooding threatens the area, many homes can be affected simultaneously. With most of the modern houses in the town getting constructed with finished basements and storage areas beneath the primary levels of the property, intruding water can find its way into this lowest level to pool. 

Assessing the Damage to the House

Because of how devastating flood damage in Morgan Hill properties can be, our first action when arriving at overwhelmed basements is to assess the damage. We appreciate all flooding scenarios' health and safety concerns, from infestations, electric shock, and contaminants. We use data to determine the mitigation needs from conditions like:

  • Content damage
  • Safety hazards
  • Structural compromise
  • Extraction needs

The Presence of Standing Water

It does not take long for intruding water to push through foundation walls, cellar windows, or the main floor of the house to find its way to the basement floor. With substantial natural disasters, homeowners could contend with several inches or feet of standing water carrying debris and solids into the structure. 

Clearing Muck and Debris

Wet-vacuuming and shoveling can remove most debris and muck carried in with floodwater after surface water extraction. These solids are directly tied to potential contamination, making removing the bulk of this mess critical to reducing health hazards. 

Careful Cleaning and Disinfection Where Needed

Homeowners appreciate the wealth of disinfecting and biocidal products in our inventory. Surface treatments of framework and lightly impacted materials can prevent more significant tear-out requirements. 

The basement level of your home is a likely place for flood damage to occur when flash flooding overwhelms lower-lying areas in the county. Because of how destructive this invading water can be, you can count on our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team to respond fast to help. We have mitigating strategies we can begin as soon as you call (408) 500-0657.

A Seamless Process Working on Fire Restoration for Gilroy Home Insurance Providers

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector Fire damage affects all areas of your home, even those far from the blaze. SERVPRO has the tools for complete restoration.

We Provide Effective and Efficient Recovery Solutions to Help Fire-Damaged Gilroy Homes

Fires are a destructive force that can overwhelm your home and your personal belongings. While your first call is likely to your insurance provider to learn about your coverage and options, they reach out to the trusted professionals of SERVPRO to help make this disaster "Like it never even happened." 

When Your Insurance Company Gets Involved

In nearly every sense where fire damage in Gilroy homes occurs, your home insurance provider will get involved. For even odor and light smoke damage situations, filing a claim ensures that the full scope of the damage gets evaluated and restored when emergencies affect your property. Because our SERVPRO team is a trusted vendor for restoration and recovery, we can help get the documentation in place for claims approval to get work started at your residence.

Mitigation and Emergency Services 

With a damage claim approval and the green light for restoration work to begin from your home insurance provider, our SERVPRO team can perform dozens of mitigative actions to protect your property, its contents, and its occupants. Our initial efforts make for a more efficient and cost-effective restoration process from debris removal to air filtration. 

Transition to Build-Back and Repairs 

Our experienced team meets the requirement of insurance providers by offering a range of build-back and reconstruction services. Seamlessly transitioning from mitigation and restoration to repairs and construction helps meet specific deadlines set in place by providers. We can offer an array of helpful services, including:

  • Repair fire damaged building materials
  • Reinstall flooring
  • Reconstruct building envelope

It is likely that after a structure fire, your home is protected under some insurance and coverage. Our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team can work directly with your provider to meet their specific restoration requirements to keep out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum for our customers. We are available 24/7 at (408) 500-0657.

Why Is Moisture Monitoring Vital for Water Restoration in Morgan Hill Homes?

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged drywall; water marks on wall around pipe Water damage can be visible or hidden. We have the tools to locate moisture pockets in your home.

Our Professionals Use Several Tools to Track Drying Progress in Morgan Hill Properties

Professionals on our team must use a wealth of equipment to overcome water damage incidents and provide the most efficient solutions to recover your home after an emergency. Our fast response and use of moisture detection devices can help with the placement of drying tools. 

What Are Monitoring Devices? 

We have several advanced pieces of equipment designed exclusively to make water damage restoration in Morgan Hill homes more efficient. We can thoroughly dry after emergencies by tracking water damage on the surface and beyond the visible layer of building materials.

Tracking the Movement of Moisture

Moisture migration is difficult to follow, but failure to find hidden water and moisture in building materials can cause more significant harm. Surface meters and probing moisture detectors can both show how far the water has penetrated materials. 

Identify Hidden Pockets of Water

Using thermal cameras with infrared technology equipment allows our professionals to see where hidden caches of water might be. Damp areas that are unresolved can lead to threatening situations like mold development or structural deterioration. We can track the presence of these water-damaged areas in:

  • Wall systems
  • Ceiling systems
  • Subflooring

Learn When Acceptable Moisture Content Gets Reached

Another one of the advantages of using moisture detection meters is determining the relative humidity levels and moisture content of the specific materials we are looking to restore. For wood flooring, for example, overdrying can be a real possibility. We track the progress of drying until we reach the acceptable range for moisture content. 

When it comes to restoring homes and businesses after water damage, we must rely on several pieces of technology in our inventory to track the movement of moisture and provide accurate information about the progress of drying. Our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team is ready to help with the restoration your home needs when you call (408) 500-0657.

When Does a Morgan Hill Property Need Professional Mold Remediation?

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the ceiling of a room Did you find mold on your property? Team SERVPRO can help with effective cleanup and remediation as well as treatments to prevent a return.

Morgan Hill Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Damage Mitigation Services

It is a common fallacy that only large mold damage problems need professional help. The fact is, whenever mold growth gets found in a Morgan Hill property, it should be professionally remediated. Like many structural issues, it will not get better on its own.

SERVPRO technicians undergo continuing education in the latest mold remediation techniques for use in Morgan Hill properties. The technicians assist residents by finding the cause of the mold infestation and taking steps to eliminate the problem. Common reasons that contribute to mold colony growth and spreading include:

  • Slow leaks
  • Damp crawlspaces
  • Inadequately cleaned previous water damage
  • Poor venting of humidity from baths and showers

When Can Drywall Get Restored After Mold Damage?

Once mold colonies grow on porous objects, including building materials, those articles generally require removal. SERVPRO technicians determine the scale of the spread and cut around it by several inches. This type of controlled demolition action saves homeowners the cost of replacing entire walls and ceilings.

Inhibiting Mold From Returning

Along with implementing measures to keep cross-contamination to a minimum, SERVPRO technicians work with property owners to determine the reason for the mold damage within the structure and give suggestions for the best course of action to remove the issue. Once the area with the mold growth has been dried, the techs spend time cleaning the surfaces with antimicrobial solutions. Treating the places within the property that had mold growth with antimicrobial sealants helps ensure there is no return of the problem.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 has the tools and training to assist Morgan Hill property owners with any size mold remediation needed and is available 24/7.

Should Gilroy Business Owners Perform Their Own Water Removal?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

puddles on the floor of a basement Commercial water cleanup needs to be effective. Call SERVPRO to investigate the extent of the situation and remediate the water damage.

Local Gilroy Commercial Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Water Damage Mitigation

When commercial water damage happens in a Gilroy property, inevitably, the business owner starts calculating how much this disaster will cost in terms of:

  • The business being closed during the cleanup
  • Replacement of equipment 
  • Repairs to the building if needed

Those reasons are just the start of why bringing in a professional water removal service to assist Gilroy commercial properties is a good idea. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in cleanup and restoration after water damage happens in any size structure. Including the removal and safe disposal of contaminated water.

Professional Equipment Gives Professional Results

It would be impossible to give an excellent outcome to a water damage event in commercial properties by using a shop vac and standard consumer-grade fans for drying. Usually, a much more detailed approach is needed. Flood damage, in particular, can raise interior air moisture levels and cause papers and cardboard boxes to soften and sometimes lead to mold issues. SERVPRO techs take air measurements and remove articles likely to be affected by elevated interior humidity.

After the Water Cleanup

Once the water gets extracted, and the building is dried, that is not the end of the mitigation service. SERVPRO techs take air and surface readings during the drying process to ensure that drying goals get attained. Afterward, the team cleans surfaces and moves furnishings back into the same spot they were taken from during the cleanup. This ensures when the business reopens, there will be no issues finding anything. The final step is a walk-through with the client to ensure that all areas of concern have been handled to their satisfaction.

SERVPRO is ready to support local Gilroy commercial properties with any size water removal needed. The trained and certified technicians are available 24/7 to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

What Equipment is Necessary for Flood Damage Cleanup in Morgan Hill Properties?

9/26/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded bathroom with water everywhere Our technicians arrive on the scene with the know how and the equipment to tackle the flood damage situation at your home. Call right away.

SERVPRO Has Professional Equipment to Clean and Restore Morgan Hill Homes with Water Damage

Water damage from storms can cause as much deterioration to a Morgan Hill structure as a broken pipe or water tank failure. The key element to a better outcome from any kind of water intrusion is to begin the cleanup as rapidly as possible.

Cleaning up flood damage in Morgan Hill residences, SERVPRO techs know people feel displaced and anxious about how soon they can get life back to normal in their homes. One of the best reasons to hand off the cleanup to a professional restoration services company is the access to a myriad of equipment types to handle large amounts of water quickly along with specialized drying equipment such as: 

  • Axial and centrifugal air movers
  • Dehumidification 
  • Specific application drying equipment for floors and small spaces

How Dehumidifiers Assist the Drying Process Post-Storm Damage

A critical part of the drying set up in a home water damage mitigation includes the use of dehumidification equipment. The purpose of a dehumidifier is to reduce the amount of humidity in the air through a process that pulls air from the environment over cooling coils. The lower temperature causes condensation, which the unit collects and ports off-site as it reheats and recirculates hot air into the room.  Flood damage within a structure can significantly raise the interior humidity levels and slow the drying process without the assistance of the dehumidification equipment.

SERVPRO technicians take air moisture readings throughout the work area and set drying goals. The initial scoping of the site assists the techs in developing realistic time frames for drying and determining the number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to meet the quoted goal. 

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 cleans and restores properties affected by flood damage in the Morgan Hill area.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy Can Help Morgan Hill Residents After a Fire Damage Incident

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged bedroom with debris and soot everywhere When fire damage occurs, remediation and restoration is critical. Contact our certified SERVPRO team 24/7 for technicians to help you.

SERVPRO’s Fast Response and Trained Experts Can Protect Morgan Hill Homes from the Aftermath of Fire Damage

After fire damage to your Morgan Hill home, restoring contents is often a less expensive option than replacing them. SERVPRO's restoration experts utilize several cleaning methods to clean a wide range of personal property items during fire restoration. 

SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians routinely use several cleaning methods, including wet and dry cleaning, foam cleaning, and immersion cleaning during fire damage cleanup in Morgan Hill homes. The method used depends on the ability of the item to withstand the cleaning product and the kind of residue deposited. 

What is Immersion Cleaning that SERVPRO Techs use during House Fire Cleanup in Morgan Hill?

Immersion cleaning is an effective cleaning method for contents in your Morgan Hill home that can withstand being completely saturated with cleaning liquid. During such cleaning, the SERVPRO techs usually completely immerse the item into a bath of cleaning product. In the most basic immersion cleaning procedures, mild agitation with towels or brushes dislodges the soils.

If the smoke and soot are bonded tightly on the item's surface, SERVPRO techs use ultrasonic sound waves to create stronger agitation. These high-frequency sound waves create millions of tiny bubbles by compressing and expanding molecules of the liquid in the tank. Strong vibrations set in as the bubbles implode, producing high temperatures and microscopic jet streams of fluid. Effective ultrasonic cleaning requires proper training and experience and is used only in case of contents that can withstand the procedure during fire damage restoration.   

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657; we are available 24/7 to help you.

Does SERVPRO offer Water Mitigation Services for Morgan Hill Homes?

8/28/2021 (Permalink)

a man standing next to his family with buckets in hand to catch the water falling from their ceiling Water damage can occur when you least expect it. Mitigate the situation with a quick call to SERVPRO. Our technicians are standing by 24/7 for you.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Reliable Water Mitigation for Morgan Hill Properties

Water mitigation of your Morgan Hill home involves activities that minimize the water damage by bringing the moisture level to the preloss condition as soon as possible. Hiring a professional water damage restoration service like SERVPRO can help you protect your home from the aftermath of a water incident. 

Water mitigation of Morgan Hill properties is one of SERVPRO's specialties as we have the training, expertise, and teamwork to get any size job done fast and get it right the first time. SERVPRO techs use our advanced equipment and the latest techniques to get any standing water removed from your Morgan Hill property and get the drying process underway. We also fully clean and sanitize your home during water damage repairs.  

Why do SERVPRO Techs Set up Drying Zones in Your Morgan Hill Home During Water Cleanup?

A drying zone is an area within the water-damaged building where SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians control humidity, temperature, and airflow to increase the rate of evaporation. It is created by sealing off openings between the affected and unaffected areas by erecting plastic sheet barriers. The drying zones serve two purposes-

  • Help to focus the dry air and air movement on wet structure and materials
  • Provide a location for drying the contents. Contents that are placed in the drying zone can simultaneously be dried with the structure. 

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657; we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you. 

Why is SERVPRO a Trusted Name for Restoring Flood Damage to Gilroy Homes?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

a man sitting on his couch on the phone in his flooded living room Flooded home? Water removal is critical to preventing further deterioration. Contact our SERVPRO team for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO’s Highly Trained Team and Fast Service Helps Gilroy Homes Recover after Flood Damage

Flood damage to your Gilroy home can be an overwhelming experience. Hiring a professional water restoration service like SERVPRO can help you get things back under control. Our highly trained experts will get your home restored “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO's staff is IICRC certified, highly trained, and experienced in restoring flood damage to Gilroy properties. Our technicians are also trained in using some of the most advanced equipment in the restoration industry. All SERVPRO technicians strictly follow and comply with the water damage restoration standards set by IICRC. 

Why is a Fast Response by SERVPRO During Flood Restoration Crucial to Gilroy Homes?

It is crucial to start the restoration procedures in some water damage situations such as floods. Floodwater can be particularly invasive and spread quickly throughout your Gilroy property. Furthermore, floodwater is almost always contaminated, bringing with it microbes that can cause significant secondary damage.

SERVPRO understands the importance of time during water damage repairs. The goal of our technicians is to restore as much of the material as possible rather than replacing it. The longer the floodwater sits in contact with the structure and contents, the bigger the damage. Our technicians are available 24/7 and can reach you as soon as possible. After all, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657; we are here to help you in your hour of need.

What Do Commercial Water Restoration Companies Offer Clients in Morgan Hill?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

office flooded with water No matter the size of disaster to your building SERVPRO will handle it. Water damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Handle the Toughest Jobs to Restore Morgan Hill Businesses

Handling a small or sizable water emergency becomes complicated when you are trying to run a business. Not only do you have to think about structural elements and water damage repairs, but you may also have inventory, employees, and essential documents to protect. SERVPRO acts quickly to give you the peace of mind you need in knowing that the right team is on the job. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

There are different water restoration companies in Morgan Hill to choose from, but only one is trusted in the area to handle a broad range of water removal services. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day to address water emergencies for commercial entities such as:

  • Small and large office buildings
  • High-rises
  • Motels, hotels, and bed & breakfasts
  • Small retail stores and boutiques
  • Military and government buildings
  • Industrial and manufacturing facilities
  • Restaurants and bakeries
  • Schools
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • And more

Because water damage is multi-layered, restoration services must also be multi-faceted and tailored to each unique situation. We will come out to your commercial property to perform a complete assessment so that we can select the best tools and processed to achieve our water damage remediation goals. 

In many emergency services water damage calls, controlled demolition becomes a necessary part of the plan to restore your commercial building to pre-water event condition. Our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) leave no stone unturned, ensuring no moisture gets left behind that could lead to secondary damage or mold growth. Everything becomes “Like it never even happened,” so that your business can return to normal.

Water restoration companies like SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy get you the results you deserve. Call us at (408) 500-0657 to have our Green Fleet dispatched when you need us.

Gilroy Homes Dealing with Storm Flood Damage Require Prompt Water Extraction

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storms tend to destroy homes. SERVPRO techs will have your home back to preloss condition after their storm damage remediation service.

Let SERVPRO Handle Flood Damage After a Storm Passes Through Gilroy!

Disasters like flooding after a storm in Gilroy puts your home, possessions, and family at risk. Addressing all of these concerns and water cleanup should be handled by professionals to get the results you deserve.

SERVPRO is here 24/7 to tackle flood restoration and all of the fallout you may encounter due to a storm. Some of the areas we address when called for flood damage in Gilroy include:

  • Pack out services to store or relocate belongings during the cleanup or for cleaning off-site
  • Tarp up services to address your leaking roof from storms
  • Handling ceiling leaks, including replacement of materials with controlled demolition
  • Emergency services water damage mitigation to keep contaminated floodwater from migrating into unaffected zones of your home

Why Pack Out Services?

For many flooding events, pack-outs become a vital component for the full-service experience that SERVPRO provides. Our crew can carefully pack, inventory, and relocate any damaged or at-risk items to our warehouse. Here, we can go through the steps for specialized cleaning, thorough disinfection, and deodorization. Everything gets stored in our climate-controlled facility until the work at your Gilroy property is complete. Once we are ready, our team moves everything back into your home to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Faster Response Times

We specialize in storm damage and flood restoration. Our entire crew is highly trained, and we bring along a selection of specialized tools and equipment for each job. Being locally-owned and operated allows us to respond faster and arrive with all of the best resources. This translates to a faster turnaround and lower costs for you.

Flood damage is no match for the team at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy. Reach out to us by calling (405) 500-0657.

Morgan Hill Residents Need Rapid Fire Damage Restoration After a Kitchen Fire

7/24/2021 (Permalink)

Fireman in kitchen fire Fire and smoke damage in your kitchen is no DIY project. Let the techs from SERVPRO handle all the fire mitigating services needed for your home.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy Offers a Rapid Response for Fire and Smoke Damage 

One of the common reasons SERVPRO gets called to fire damaged homes is a cooking-related incident. We can address the damage, including foul protein smoke odors, so that you can get your home returned to pre-fire condition “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO is available for prompt, reliable fire damage restoration in Morgan Hill should you have a kitchen fire. When you encounter a grease fire in your home, these are essential tips to remember:

  • Carefully turn off the heat
  • Try to cover the flames using a baking pan or metal lid
  • Smaller flames might be able to get smothered with baking soda successfully
  • Larger flames require the use of a fire extinguisher
  • Never pour water onto the flames
  • Never try moving the pan

Of course, if flames begin spreading, you need to get out of your Morgan Hill home as quickly as possible and call 911. After first responders finish extinguishing the fire, contact our team at SERVPRO to come for fire damage assessment followed by detailed cleaning and restoration. After first responders deem your property safe to enter, we will go in to evaluate the situation to come up with a plan of action for handling fire and smoke damage. 

Experts in Smoke Remediation and Odor Control

At SERVPRO, we have proven methods that allow us to tackle stubborn smoke and foul odors. 

  • Our IICRC-certified technicians have been trained in odor removal
  • We bring advanced equipment to address odor-causing particles, including industrial-grade HEPA filtration
  • The team has access to a broad selection of odor-removal products and EPA-registered cleaning agents

Let SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy handle house fire clean up and fire damage restoration. Call us 24-hours a day at (408) 500-0657.

How Does SERVPRO Ensure a Fast Response to Water-Damaged Morgan Hill Homes?

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on the wood floor Water damage can happen when you are least prepared. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Our Professionals are Ready 24/7 to Help with Water Damage in Morgan Hill

Reaching a water-damaged home quickly is at the heart of what we do. Our SERVPRO team understands the urgency and timeline of water damage incidents and can respond with efficient tools and experienced technicians.

Efficient Water Removal Tools

To begin water damage restoration for Morgan Hill homes, mitigation steps like extraction are vital. Standing water can be destructive to exposed materials. We have multiple portable extraction units and stationary machines to manage surface water concerns.

Fast Drying Equipment

Drying is one of the essential elements of water damage restoration for area homes. The placement and frequency of drying and dehumidification units directly impact the pace and moisture content of the structure. Some of the tools used for this include:

  • Positive pressure systems
  • Drying mats
  • Centrifugal and axial air movers
  • Desiccant and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers

Cleaning Water-Damaged Homes Quickly

Efficiency drives what we do. Cleaning ranges considerably from surface wipe cleaning to deep conditioning of carpets to preserve their colorfastness. Knowing what your home needs after water removal occurs makes the full restoration process happen in less time and for less money.

Meeting the customer’s needs begins with a fast response to homes and businesses after burst pipes and water damage. Our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team can mobilize fast. Give us a call 24/7 at (408) 500-0657.

How Can SERVPRO Help Morgan Hill Shops After Mold Damage?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing by the floor in a room Facing a mold infestation on your commercial property? Don’t fret. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Efficient Remediation and Cleaning Strategies Help Morgan Hill Businesses After Mold Damage

Mold is a rapidly developing threat for area businesses when moisture concerns go unresolved. As challenging as these situations can be, SERVPRO is a leading remediation team to clear active mold growth and prevent recurrences moving forward. We prioritize actions that protect your business and your investments.

Content Relocation and Cleaning Services

Protecting your contents and wares after mold damage in your Morgan Hill shop is critical. Often relocation can suffice when direct exposures have not taken hold. When contents are damaged, off-site cleaning and restoration are necessary.

Mold Removal Tactics and Remediation

Eliminating mold growth from your shop is critical to keep those exposed safe. Our SERVPRO team relies on several surface treatment solutions beginning with the application of biocide products and sanding for light exposures. We can also provide more aggressive measures, including media blasting and controlled demolition.

Removing Harsh Odors from the Shop

Often one of the most challenging post-mold effects to contend with is the lingering musty odor. Smells can threaten the comfort of customers and employees, making the conditions unfavorable for all involved. Our SERVPRO team can help with:

  • Fogging
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone machines
  • Odor counteractants

As quickly as mold damage can impact properties like your shop, our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team is ready to help 24/7. We have effective remediation and removal tactics. Give us a call today at (408) 500-0657.

Cleaning and Clearing Wastewater and Floodwater from Morgan Hill Homes

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with water everywhere Flooding can destroy both the contents and the structure of your home. Team SERVPRO can help with water removal.

We Have Efficient Strategies for Water Clean Up and Disinfection of Flooded Morgan Hill Properties

Flooding can quickly and completely devastate area homes. Mitigation of these threats begins with efficient extraction and cleaning of contaminated surfaces and contents. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to help when necessary.

Collection of Standing Floodwater

Extraction and collecting water after flood damage in Morgan Hill homes can involve many powerful tools in our inventory. When safe and controlled disposal of gathered water is necessary, extractor trucks in our Green Fleet play a critical role. Not only do the pumps attached to the engine in these machines provide the most consistent and powerful extraction solutions, but the truck can also serve as temporary storage to transport collected water to the appropriate disposal point.

Proper Disposal of Flood and Wastewater

The appropriate disposal of wastewater and natural floodwater requires specific licenses and permissions our SERVPRO team has secured to safely and legally dispose of hazardous waste. Often we can use our extractor trucks to transport gathered wastewater to a disposal point in the sanitary sewer system accessible to our Green Fleet or a treatment facility serving the area.

Drying can involve many of our leading instruments as well. This is often a combination of:

  • Air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Floor drying mats
  • Portable heaters

Our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team is ready 24/7 to help with post-flood recovery. Call us at (408) 500-0657.

Need Water Mitigation Done in Your Morgan Hill Home? Call SERVPRO

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have the equipment and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition after water damage strikes.

Morgan Hill Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water Mitigation of Their Homes

Water mitigation of your Morgan Hill property is a job for the professionals. During the mitigation services, SERVPRO technicians focus on extracting the water as soon as possible and taking steps to prevent the water from inflicting further damage to the structure and its contents. 

Dealing with the excess moisture is one of the most important aspects of water mitigation of your Morgan Hill home. The lingering moisture in the air can cause secondary structural damage and even mold. SERVPRO technicians use various dehumidification methods to restore the moisture content of the structure to preloss conditions during water damage repairs. In case of category 2 or category 3 damages involving contaminants, SERVPRO techs take additional steps to prevent contamination from spreading to an unaffected area. 

What Mitigation Steps do SERVPRO Techs Take During Water Cleanup from your Morgan Hill home? 

Water mitigation after incidents such as burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or even flooded basements require proper planning and execution involving the following steps-

  • Establishing engineering controls- Contaminants can easily dislodge and spread to unaffected areas if not contained. SERVPRO techs seal off the affected area with 6-mil polyethylene plastic using special tension poles and tape. Even a decontamination chamber is also set up for the removal of debris. Air filtration devices and negative pressure ensure that clean air enters the affected area, but the contaminated air can't go to the unaffected area. 
  • Removing bulk material- SERVPRO techs remove any solid waste, silt, and debris to limit the secondary damage. Trash pumps are often used to remove water with suspended waste. 
  • Provide humidity control- Technicians use air movers and dehumidifiers to keep humidity under control during the water mitigation process. 

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 for fast and efficient water mitigation services. 

SERVPRO is a Trusted Fire Restoration Company in Gilroy

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Firemen putting out fire A fire in your home can be very stressful. Let our skilled fire remediation specialists help get your house back to feeling like a home again.

Gilroy Residents can Rely on SERVPRO to Provide Fast and Efficient Fire Restoration of Their Homes.

A fire incident can be a traumatic experience for any homeowner. If you delay the fire restoration of your Gilroy home, you stand to lose much more than what is already lost to the fire. Hiring a professional fire and smoke damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help you prevent further losses and speed up the restoration process. 

Fire restoration of your Gilroy home needs to begin as soon as the firefighters leave the scene. SERVPRO restorers provide prompt services to protect both the loss site and human health. Our immediate objective during fire and smoke damage restoration is- 

  • To prevent fire and smoke to cause additional damage 
  • To provide a safer work site 
  • To prepare the structure for mitigation and restoration

What Emergency Services does SERVPRO Provide During House Fire Cleanup in Gilroy? 

SERVPRO restorers provide emergency services to fire damaged homes in Gilroy to reduce damage and minimize disruption. 

  • Conduct initial inspections- The first job of a SERVPRO restorer is to evaluate the loss site for any health and safety hazards following fire and smoke damage.
  • Boarding up the structure- The structure is properly sealed and boarded to prevent any losses due to intrusions.
  • Drying the structure- It is important to dry any water on the property used to extinguish the fire. SERVPRO experts extract any excess water and set up drying equipment before the fire damage restoration can begin. 
  • Initial cleaning- It is important in some cases when the restoration can't begin immediately. Eliminating the smoke and soot residue can prevent further damage. 

Restoration Experts of SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy are available 24/7, Call us today at (408) 500-0657. 

Can SERVPRO Help Morgan Hill Residents in Water Cleanup After a Water Incidence?

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded room When water takes over part of your home, leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Restorers are Experts When it Comes to Water Cleanup in Morgan Hill

It pays to seek professional help from a company like SERVPRO for water clean-up from your Morgan Hill property. If you are not prompt, the water can cause extensive structural damage that can be difficult and expensive to repair. 

SERVPRO experts have years of experience in water cleanup from Morgan Hill homes that can result from several issues, including-

  • Burst Pipes
  • Ceiling Leaks
  • Basement Flooding
  • Sewage Backup

The water damage restoration plan can significantly vary according to the type and extent of the damage. Spotting the water damage early is the key to a successful restoration. The sooner SERVPRO experts can begin restoration, the better. 

When to Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration of Your Morgan Hill Home? 

As a homeowner in Morgan Hill, there are certain telltale signs of water damage that you should never ignore. Some of them include- 

  • Peeling Walls- Walls with excess moisture in them due to plumbing issues tend to show peeling or bubbling. The excess moisture can also compromise the wall's structural integrity, and you should call SERVPRO immediately for water damage repairs if you observe this sign.
  • A Flooded Basement- Water in your basement is never a good thing. If you discover that your basement is flooding, take immediate action and call in the experts. 
  • Discoloration- Discoloration of walls and ceilings almost always indicates water damage. SERVPRO professionals can help you find the root cause of such discoloration and help you get things under control before they get out of hand. 

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 for 24/7 water damage repair services.  

Which Is the Right Way to Deal with Unfinished Surfaces after Fire Damage Morgan Hill Homes

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

flames on hardwood floor Do you know how to restore smoke damaged belongings? SERVPRO does! Call us today!

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Cleaning Methods during Fire Restoration in Morgan Hill

Fire damage such as charring or deep soiling of unfinished structural surfaces or fixtures is both an advantage and disadvantage. The advantage is that it is possible to use aggressive cleaning methods on such surfaces without worrying about ruining finishes. However, the porousness and roughness of such surfaces make most cleaning approaches ineffective.

When addressing fire damage in Morgan Hill homes, SERVPRO seeks ways to combat the challenges posed by unfinished surfaces. Using sophisticated cleaning and deodorizing methods helps combat the issue.

Blast cleaning using dry ice canons or a soda blaster helps reverse smoke damage or light to medium charring. Blast cleaning accelerates a medium such as solid carbon dioxide or sodium bicarbonate in a stream of air. When the medium hits the surface, it disintegrates, removing the foreign matter without stripping off the material.

After getting rid of the soiling, the next stage is to eliminate pungent fire residue smells since odor molecules penetrate deep into porous materials. A method such as thermal fogging helps since it vaporizes deodorizers creating half a micron molecule that penetrate deep into the odorous materials. SERVPRO offers unique solutions for:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy has extensive experience handling fire damage. Call us at (408) 500-0657.

How Serious is the Water Mitigation Needed in Morgan Hill After A Clean Water Intrusion?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in front of house When you see our Green Fleet around town, you can rest assures that SERVPRO is available and on the job.

SERVPRO Helps Plan the Best Water Damage Repairs in Morgan Hill Business Premises

When there is a water spill from a clean source such as a burst pipe, you might consider the loss readily manageable since such water does not soil or contaminate materials and surfaces. However, it is essential to consider serious measures to mitigate the damage.

The main issue you might need to address during water mitigation in your Morgan Hill business premises is interference with your regular routines. If you cannot serve customers or your staff cannot work, the lost revenue can pile up quickly. A professional team from SERVPRO helps expedite water extraction or move contents out of the way, minimizing disruptions.

Clean water may not soil materials, but it is still destructive. Extended exposure leads to the deterioration of materials like plaster, drywall, and even metal. SERVPRO technicians have the necessary equipment, including penetrative moisture testers, to establish the level of exposure. We also tailor the mitigation to match the conditions of the loss. For instance, if there is a wet lath and plaster wall or other low evaporative assemblies, a unique drying approach such as heating the material to help lower vapor pressure over the surface can quicken drying.  

SERVPRO technicians also take steps to lower relative humidity, preventing other issues like rusting and mold in the aftermath of:

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy takes any water mitigation process seriously. Call us at (408) 500-0657.

What Is the Best Flood Damage Restoration Service in Gilroy?

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

heavy rain on roof Flood damage? No worries! SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is on the job!

SERVPRO Offers A Full Package of Water Damage Repairs in Gilroy Properties

Although today Gilroy is most famous for its garlic crop, it started as a resort town in the mid-1800s because of the hot springs discovered in the area. It was a chance discovery in 1865 when a Mexican shepherd named Francisco Cantua ventured into the area searching for stray livestock. Cantua filed a squatter's claim shortly after and used the area as a camping ground. A year later, George Roop purchased Cantua's interests, graded the roads, and constructed houses around the hot springs.

The World's Garlic Capital

Unlike any other city globally, Gilroy celebrates garlic production, which is though unusual is justified since Christopher Ranch, the top garlic-producing farm in California, lies in Gilroy. California is the main producer in the country - 90% of the commercial crop in the country comes from this state.

The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival held in July is the main highlight of the city's love for the spicy lily. During the event, patrons can participate in cooking competitions or enjoy a diversity of garlicky foods, including ice cream and bread.

Wine Production Center

Away from the spicy delights, Gilroy is also a destination for wine lovers. It lies in the Santa Clara Valley, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the country. One aspect that might have escaped many is the different wine tasting rooms in the area. Some of the locations where you can partake in wine tasting in the city include:

  • Calerrain Wines - It is located off the 101 Freeway. Visitors get a chance to sample great wine during weekends, starting from noon to 5 PM. It is part of the unique Cellar Doors setting, allowing one to try up to four wineries in a single location.
  • Aver Family Vineyards - It is located at Soma Way and is open from Friday to Sunday starting from noon. The facility is family and pet-friendly.
  • Church Creek Cellars - The tasting room is located on Center Avenue. Tastings happen twice a month on the first and third weekend of the month, from noon to 5 PM. A visit to the winery affords the chance to explore panoramic views of the 21-acre vineyard.

Even though the city is exciting, it also has shortcomings, such as flooding, especially along Llagas creek, which has persisted for several decades.

What Flood Damage Repair Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

Whenever property floods, a variety of problems arise, including moisture accumulation, contamination, material deterioration, and in some cases, rodent infestation. Taking action to address these issues fast can save the homeowner or insurer a significant amount of money.

When called to address flood damage in Gilroy properties, SERVPRO technicians take different steps to protect the structure and reverse the effects of the flooding incident. Structure protection may involve boarding up or installing roof tarps to seal openings that can allow water or small animals into the house.

Our SERVPRO technicians also take steps such as spraying EPA-registered, broad-spectrum disinfectants directly into inundated areas to control contamination before starting water extraction and drying. With our assistance, you have the best water removal service, and you do not have to worry about finding:

  • Biohazard cleaning company
  • Rodent clean up services
  • Disinfecting companies

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is the best service to call after flood damage. Call us at (408) 500-0657 for quick assistance.

Does Odor Restoration Include Automobiles?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Fire damage can be quite overwhelming when it happens in your home. Call SERVPRO right away after an event.

SERVPRO Can Remove Many Forms of Smoke Damage from the Automobile of your Morgan Hill Home.

Your car may seem like the least of your worries after experiencing a property fire. However, automobiles can sustain significant damage from a property fire, whether because they are close to the source of fire or in an enclosed space like a garage affected by smoke. 

Our technicians are trained to carry out fire damage restoration in your Morgan Hill home and its property. Cars can be challenging to clean due to the large number of recesses where smoke can enter and become trapped. Door cavities, dashboards, and air conditioning systems are often at high risk of exposure following a property fire. While technical damage to the car must be repaired by a qualified professional, SERVPRO technicians can deodorize and clean light smoke or odor problems.

  • Technicians can remove non-salvageable components of the car and directly spray deodorant solvents beneath. 
  • Rubber materials in the car are protected with silicone gel before the operation of an activated oxygen unit in the vehicle.
  • Thermal fogging can also be an effective measure against odors in a car alongside ventilation. 
  • Hydroxyl generation is typically the safest way to exchange pungent compounds into inert, non-offensive products

Combat fire odors in all parts of your home. Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy for fire damage restoration at (408) 500-0657.

Can Clean Water Make a Home Unsanitary?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have the equipment and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition after water damage strikes.

Early Mitigation for Water Intrusion is Vital. SERVPRO Can Help Maintain a Sanitary Environment in your Gilroy Home.

If the water intrusion is not mitigated early, the intruding water can fester and become unsanitary regardless of the source. SERVPRO technicians aim to minimize this issue by using professional products to help slow or stop bacterias and other microbes in the home.

After extraction, products are used to aid water cleanup in your Gilroy home. These products are often applied to a specific area of the house with a particular outcome hoping to be achieved. Applying products effectively typically relies on using the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), dilution, and dwell time.

  • Dwell time allows chemical products to interact with and eliminate potentially unsanitary particles or organisms in a home environment. 
  • Applying chemical products requires the use of chemical goggles, gloves, and, in some cases, respirators to ensure safety.
  • We use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered products in the home environment to ensure standards are met.

Even clean water can deteriorate without early intervention. Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy for water cleanup at (408) 500-0657.

Why do Musty Odors Appear in Some Rooms and not Others?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Musty Odors Can Be a Sign of Mold Growth. SERVPRO Has Expert Mold Remediators for Residents of Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill is an affluent suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. The exclusive population of 44,686 residents holds close ties with the silicon valley tech infrastructure and economy. Morgan Hill sits on the southern side of silicon valley and is very much a bedroom community for some of the world's biggest tech companies and employees. In Santa Clara County, the city was revealed to be in the top twenty most expensive housing markets in the United States by Business Insider in 2018. Part of the reason for the lucrative housing markets is restricted growth policies by the county legislature and its high-net-worth individuals.

Primarily a residential city and bedroom community, Morgan Hill is still a tourist attraction for those visiting San Francisco due to its Michelin Star dining, hospitality, and wineries. The Spanish first colonized the area during an expedition in 1772. Much of the land in Morgan Hill was redistributed following Mexico's independence from Spain. However, when Hiram Morgan Hill developed the land into a 200-acre ranch, it was not until the nineteenth century that the first urban communities began to spring up. Morgan Hill is an exquisite natural beauty area with sublime mountains, lakes, and hiking trails in the vicinity. The modern economy in the city is primarily luxury hospitality and technology companies, although winemaking and wine tourism remain strong contributors.

  • Prova, on Monterey Road, and Odeum, on Depot Street, are two of the city's Michelin starred fine dining restaurants. Enjoy a selection of the finest produce and wine California has to offer, cooked to perfection by Chefs that have trained under some of the world's culinary masters. 
  • California Passport Tours operates wine tasting sessions and visits to vineyards across Santa Clara Valley. Guests can customize their tours across wineries while staff are exceptionally well-versed in the winemaking process and promise to surprise even the most discerning groups with their selection of tastings.
  • Uvas Reservoir is a prime example of the region's stunning landscapes. The 626-acre state park features a man-made lake that sits at the bottom of sprawling Californian mountains. A smaller creek is ideal for family days out with the kids, while many hiking trails suit outdoor enthusiasts. 

SERVPRO Can Use its Expertise to Reduce Mold Issues without Delay

Mold is a microorganism that thrives with the right amount of humidity, water, and organic matter. While mold can be beneficial, the antibiotic Penicillin is derived from certain mold species. It can also make a home environment unsanitary. SERVPRO can remove existing colonies and restore your indoor air quality using industrial air-filtration devices. By reducing moisture in the background, we can prevent mold from returning. 

  • Air Filtration Devices (AFD) can remove airborne contaminants from a home environment which is beneficial during the dismantling of mold colonies.
  • We can adapt AFDs to operate as air scrubbers, allowing technicians to direct air pressure or create negative air pressure in an enclosed space. 
  • AFDs use a primary filter, pleated filter, and HEPA filter to extract particles as small as 0.3 microns from an indoor environment. 

Get control of mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy for mold removal at (408) 500-0657.

Water Restoration and Drying of Commercial Buildings in San Martin

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

suited man sitting on tube in flooded office Don't wait until a leak becomes a flood in your San Martin office--Call SERVPRO for water removal and drying

Why is water restoration so important in San Martin after a water leak?

For many San Martin building managers, a water leak is a significant nuisance. A pipe burst may temporarily shut down operations, curtailing sales and production of goods and services.

SERVPRO can provide water restoration to San Martin commercial properties while minimizing the impact on day-to-day operations. However, there can be long term impacts to a water leak, including:

  • Damage to structure and contents
  • Mold growth
  • Health impacts to employees and customers

Relationship of Water Damage and Mold

One of the most critical issues for commercial building managers is that we dry the contents and structure to avoid future mold problems. Our team:

  • Identifies the source of the water leak and moisture
  • Works closely with your building manager and tradespeople to repair the source
  • Removes water and dries the contents and structure
  • Returns humidity levels to normal
  • Cleans and sanitizes
  • Helps manage the restoration of damaged structural elements

We also can clean, dry, and restore upholstery and fabrics.

Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy for water restoration services in San Martin and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (408) 500-0657.

Emergency Flood Damage Service in Gilroy

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

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Why does flood damage in Gilroy require specialized procedures?

Storms in the Gilroy area can introduce contaminated water into homes and businesses. Contamination may come from fuel, oils, various chemicals, bio-hazards, and fecal matter carried by the floodwaters and deposited inside the structure.

SEERVPRO provides contaminated water and flood damage emergency services in Gilroy. We protect non-contaminated areas and use standard PPE as needed for each situation. Clients should remain distant from affected areas for their protection.

Every situation requires assessment and planning. Our SERVPRO team follows the following generalized procedures:

  • Spray EPA registered disinfectant on affected areas
  • Contain the damage
  • Remove debris, sand, silt and dispose of the material following hazardous waste guidelines
  • Remove excess water from flooring materials
  • Review which items can be decontaminated and restored
  • We dispose of Blackwater contaminated items
  • Pressure wash and disinfect structural areas
  • Clean and dry interior surfaces using air movers and dehumidifiers

We work with your insurance company adjuster to ensure that all work activities and decisions follow your insurance coverage requirements.

Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy for water restoration services in San Martin and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (408) 500-0657.

Fire Damage Restoration Service in Morgan Hill

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

glass of wine, fire burning hearth SERVPRO says enjoy your glass of wine and maintain your hearth to prevent fire damage to your Morgan Hill home

How to remove smoke residue from contents after fire damage in Morgan Hill?

A Spanish expedition camped in what is now Morgan Hill in 1772. Settlement began around 1845 with ranches started by the Murphy, Dunne, and Hill families. Hiram and Diana Morgan Hill inherited the land in 1884. They built a weekend estate, which later was named Morgan Hill.

Today the city of Morgan Hill is considered a bedroom community of Silicon Valley, with several high-tech companies headquartered in the area. The city has become a dining, recreational and entertainment destination. Luxury restaurants, wineries, events, and nature parks are among the attractions bringing visitors to the area. It is ranked in the top 20 most expensive places to live in the United States.

Morgan Hill has an approximate population of 50,000 people. Downtown Morgan Hill has over 30 restaurants, stores, boutiques, and historic buildings. Over 250,000 people visit the area every year, taking in the farmer’s market, the Mushroom Mardi Gras, Taste of Morgan Hill, and of course, the Fourth of July parade. There are organized walks for art, pub crawls, and wine tours throughout the year. A few of the exciting things to enjoy in the area include:

Wine Lovers Paradise

  • Anderson Lake Country Park
  • Santa Clara Wine Trail – a few of the many local wineries
  • Guglielmo Winery
  • Light Post Winery
  • Alara Cellars
  • Jason Stephens Winery
  • Morgan Hill Cellars
  • And more
  • Uvas Canyon County Park
  • Morgan Hill Museum
  • Gilroy Premium Outlets
  • Odeum Restaurant
  • Trail dust BBQ
  • Morgan Hill Farmer’s Market

Morgan Hill Museum

Learn about Morgan Hill history while visiting the 1911 Craftsman style home. There are many archives, collections, maps, photos, and memorabilia from the history of the area and Morgan Hill residents in earlier times. Visitors can visit the Morgan Hill House, the Morgan Hill Museum and walk along the Centennial History trail. The trail walks you through history dating from 4000 BC to the present day, including events ranchers settled the area.

Morgan Hill Farmer’s Market

The Morgan Hill Farmer’s market hosts over 35 vendors representing local businesses and farmers in the area. It runs Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Caltrain station on 3rd St and Depot St. Fresh fruit and vegetables recently harvested are offered at the market along with many other local products.

Dissolving and Removing Smoke Residues After a Fire

Fires in your home can cause a great deal of physical damage. However, they also leave smoke deposits in the house on the walls and contents in the area of the fire and adjacent rooms. Grease fires in kitchens often occur, producing an oily residue.

SERVPRO examines the type of smoke residue produced from fire as they assess the fire damage in Morgan Hill homes. We apply the appropriate cleaning methods and agents to remove smoke residues and odors from all of your contents and structures.

  • Soap works well to dissolve oily residues
  • We use solvents to remove non-water-based residues

Contact SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy for fire damage services in Morgan Hill and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (408) 500-0657.

Restoring Gilroy Homes After a Disaster

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

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For Residential Water Damage Restoration, Contact SERVPRO  

Water damage is a threat to any home. Major problems can start from a dishwasher that spills a full-cycle of water into a kitchen or a small leak under a bathroom sink that goes unnoticed for weeks or even months. 

Water damage restoration in Gilroy starts with quick water removal. Our specialists utilize extraction devices that pull water off concrete floors and draw it out of carpets and wood floors without damaging the surface. Next, other team members use moisture detectors to determine where water is trapped behind walls or worked its way beneath wood floors and linoleum. They use small extractors with extended hoses to draw it out for disposal.

To restore floors and walls, specialists place box fans at key points to remove damp air, which lets damp floors and wall panels release more water in the air through evaporation. To further increase this, they use air movers to generate a warm airflow that pushes moisture out of walls and flooring. 

For professional water damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy today at (408) 500-0657.

Why is Mold a Threat to Gilroy Homeowners?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage home Mold can be very nasty./ SERVPRO has IICRC trained technicians for the job.

SERVPRO Mold Removal Preserves Homes and Property

While a mold infestation may have health effects for some people, the real threat is to the structural integrity and appearance. If unnoticed or untreated, colonies of mold spores burrow into wood, sheetrock, and other materials seeking food and moisture, costing thousands in repair.

Mold removal in Gilroy starts with our specialists searching for the extent of the mold colony and moisture sources that keep it active. Once determined, other team members dry or remove them with sponges or water extractors, depending on the amount present. Then, they remove as much mold from the affected surfaces as possible. Any remaining spores quickly return to an inert state without a source of water. 

If the mold penetrated below the surface of a piece of wall framing, specialists use powered sanders to remove several layers to get to the spores. If the colony grew over a much larger area like an attic, specialists use soda blasters to remove the mold without harming the support structure. Then we can apply an antimicrobial agent to the treatment areas.

If you need mold removal in your home, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 today.

Dealing with Commercial Fire Damage to Morgan Hill Businesses

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged business Fire damage may cause severe issues. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the fire restoration services needed.

For professional commercial fire damage repair, call SERVPRO.

Appreciation of Morgan Hill's beauty goes back for more than a century before even having its name. A Spanish expedition, led by Father Juan Crespi and Pedro Fages, camped in the area near Llagas Creek in 1772. Impressed by the natural beauty, the site became a popular stop for Spanish soldiers a few years later, traveling from New Spain to Alta California. 

Independence and Shaping the Future

After Mexico won its independence from Spain, much of California was allotted for private ownership to its citizens. In 1835, a large section of what is today’s Morgan Hill was granted to Juan Maria Hernandez. Ten years later, a naturalized Mexican citizen, Martin Murphy, Sr., purchased the area and gave it the name Rancho Ojo del Agua de la Coche or “Pig’s Spring Ranch.” 

Celebrating Life, Mourning Death, and Joining Estates

In 1850, Daniel Murphy (youngest son of Martin Sr.) married Maria Fisher, who had inherited the Rancho Laguna Seca or “Dry Lake Ranch.” This added 19,000 acres to the family’s land wealth. Three years later, Martin Sr.’s father, Bernard Murphy, died, much of his holdings to Martin, but with a significant bequeathal to Catherine, Martin’s mother. Through her subsequent marriage to James Dunne and other events, the Murphy family came to own about 70,000 acres by 1870. 

Twelve years later, Daniel and Maria’s daughter met and married Hiram Morgan Hill, bringing into the family the name that means so much to residents today. Over the next four years (1882-1886), the couple updated buildings on their holdings and built an entirely new weekend residence, Villa Mira Monte, or Mountain View Estate. Unfortunately, a family scandal made them pariahs to the high society of the time. Soon after Villa Mira Monte was completed, they began dividing their time almost exclusively between San Francisco and Washington D.C. 

Reducing Holdings and Cementing a Legacy.

By 1892, the family decided it was time to liquidate property that they had rarely visited. Shortly thereafter, their holdings were reduced to Villa Mira Monte and a surrounding area of 200 acres. The area was known by then as “Morgan Hill’s Ranch,” and the name stuck, despite the Southern Pacific’s attempt to name the local station and area, Huntingdon. In 1906, on November 10th, it became official when the planned community was incorporated as the Town of Morgan Hill. 

The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906

Fortunately, the San Francisco earthquake earlier that year did not damage Morgan Hill businesses or homes. When fires happen today, businesses rarely suffer a total loss. Damage is often limited to the following:

  • Smoke Residues
  • Odor-Causing Particles

To eliminate or reduce the damaging effects, SERVPRO technicians use cleaning agents not available to the general public. They can remove residues on everything from the breakroom, marble counters to more delicate surfaces like hanging pictures and art, paint, and drywall without further damaging them. Many of these products also contain an odor-eliminating chemical that breaks down odor-causing particles, eliminating them. 

If commercial fire damage has closed your business, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 to reopen quickly and safely. We are here for you. 

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:



Ice Cream


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


Rotary Club 

Morgan Hill Historical Society

Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center

Freedom Fest


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.

What Makes Floodwater Challenging to Clean Up?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Storm flooding We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Understanding Flood Damage with the Help of Skilled Technicians from SERVPRO in Morgan Hills.

It can happen at any time. A storm front comes in, and the rain begins. Before you know it, you have flood water coming into your home at a rapid rate. This is when you need to call the professionals to handle water extraction and drying as soon as you can. Waiting too long to clean this potentially contaminated water brings the potential for costly secondary damage to your interior, belongings, building materials, and even the structural components of your Morgan Hill home.

Regardless of the climate that you live in or the elevation of your property in Morgan Hill, flood damage is a disaster that can strike at any time. There could be any number of causes, which makes flooding a constant unknown risk. You could have issues with a burst pipe or something that happens with your sewer line. However, when you have storm damage that results in flooding from significant rainfall, you need to be sure that you have skilled technicians ready to handle the cleanup in the safest, most effective manner possible.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Floodwater?

During a water incident in your home, the type of water gets broken down into three classes or categories:

  • Category 1: This is water considered to be sanitary without danger of illness or infection if inhaled, touched, or ingested. Sources include rainwater, sprinkler systems, or other types of freshwater.
  • Category 2: This is water that could potentially bring sickness if inhaled, touched, or ingested. Due to the microorganisms within, this gray water should get treated very carefully.
  • Category 3: This is considered black water and filled with pathogens and dangerous chemicals or raw sewage. 

Category 1 water can quickly turn into category 2 or 3 when left standing for too long. It is essential that you have trained technicians who can treat the water from a storm flood to ensure you and the other occupants' safety.

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill/Gilroy whenever you need reliable flood damage cleanup. We can be reached by calling (408) 500-0657.

Can SERVPRO Clean Kitchen Contents After Fire Damage?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" Our experts are available to assist in fire damage restoration efforts right away. Call SERVPRO today.

Morgan Hill Residents Are Concerned About Appliances and Furniture After Fire Damage.

Morgan Hill residents know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where we prepare meals for ourselves or our family, and of course, the kitchen is usually the most popular place to hang out at a party. After a long day, it is refreshing to go to the kitchen for a cold beverage or to start a fresh coffee pot.

Fire damage to your Morgan Hill kitchen can feel devastating. The sight of soot-blackened walls and grimy furniture is upsetting. However, do not despair. SERVPRO has teams of trained fire restoration experts on hand to put your kitchen back together.

Can I prevent fire damage to my kitchen?

Although we are on hand to help you – we hope you will not need us! Take these simple steps to prevent fire damage to your kitchen:

  • Never leave the stove or a hot pan of food unattended
  • Be aware of trip and fall hazards such as trailing cords, and fix them
  • Do not let pets or young children into the kitchen when you are cooking
  • Store dish towels and aprons safely away from the cooker and open flames
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand – check it is safe for kitchen use, and familiarize yourself on how to use it

Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, a disaster can still happen. In the event of fire damage to your kitchen, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy as soon as you can. We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we will get your kitchen back to normal as quickly as possible.

Why does soot make such a mess?

Soot forms from incomplete combustion of materials during a fire. Soot consists mostly of carbon but can also have traces of metal, chemicals, and even dust. Soot bonds to surfaces, creating a dark residue that can be very difficult to remove.

Soot particles are tiny – smaller than dust or mold – making it easy for them to settle on materials and stick there.

There are different kinds of soot:

  • Dry soot is the most straightforward kind of soot to remove
  • Wet soot happens when fires burn low and slow and is particularly difficult to remove
  • Oily soot comes from burning plastics and rubbers and is greasy and hard to clean
  • Protein soot comes from burning proteins, and is most common in the case of kitchen fires – it smells terrible, and the smell can linger long after the fire is out

Soot is notoriously hard to clean, which is why you should call SERVPRO. All our technicians undertake Institute Of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, and are well-versed in handling every type of soot.

Can you clean my wooden furniture?

We will assess wooden furniture and let you know if we can salvage it. If the surface is badly blistered or warped by the flames, it may need refinishing. However, if the main problem is soot stains, we have a range of cleaning methods to help.

Dry cleaning is better for unfinished wood, such as inside drawers or at the back of units, because it does not push the soot deeper into the unprotected grain. For finished wood, we have a range of detergents suitable for wood furniture. We can also carry out semi-refinishing to deal with heavier soot damage, or where the furniture has water stains from fire-fighting efforts.

Can you help with soft furnishings?

Yes – SERVPRO can clean and restore upholstery, drapes, and blinds after a kitchen fire. Our team will advise you on the best cleaning method for each item and get your approval before commencing work.

For some items, such as Venetian blinds, dry cleaning, or ultrasonic cleaning, are ideal. Ultrasonic cleaning pushes tiny bubbles of cleaning solution deep into the stained material to loosen and remove soot particles.

For delicate upholstery, spot cleaning may be a better choice. Spot cleaning uses a carefully-chosen cleaning solution and focuses only on affected areas rather than soaking the entire surface.

What about my appliances?

Soot damaged appliances can be tricky to clean. Our technicians know which cleaning solutions are the safest and most effective on different kinds of devices. We start by dislodging as much soot as we can with dry cleaning to minimize the cleaning fluid we use on your appliances.

We are also mindful of the risks when operating an appliance after a fire. That is why we have an authorized electronic service company check and confirm each machine's safety before turning it back on.

Can SERVPRO help with the smoky smell?

Yes – we use air scrubbers, odor-eating pellets, and, if necessary, a fogger or an ozone generator, to remove odors from your kitchen. We know that kitchen fires can leave a particularly smelly residue, and your kitchen must smell fresh again so you can feel comfortable there.

For help with fire damage cleanup, call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657.

Will a Homeowner Lose Their Carpet After a Leak in Their Home?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

man pulling up carpet off of floor Water damage can ruin your carpet if you don’t handle it properly. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation services to save your carpet.

SERVPRO technicians have specialized equipment and methods for saving carpets from many types of water damage in Morgan Hill homes

Wall-to-wall carpeting in a home can be a significant investment for a homeowner, and the thought of having to replace it due to a burst pipe or leaky roof can feel overwhelming. If the cleanup efforts begin rapidly enough and it is a clean water spill, there is a good chance your carpet may have restoration potential if:  

  • The carpet does not shrink after exposure to water
  • There is no bleeding of the dyes in the fibers  
  • The backing of the carpet does not deteriorate due to excessive moisture

Does the Entire Carpet Have to Go If Part of It Needs Water Removal?

SERVPRO technicians have a comprehensive education in the restoration of carpets of all types in Morgan Hill homes. The water removal begins while the techs also test the carpet fibers to determine what they are made of. This allows the techs to choose the correct cleaning agents and methods for drying to avoid potential secondary issues.

When only part of a carpet gets affected by water, after extraction, the techs can set up specific drying configurations to direct the floor directly onto the wet carpet. One commonly used method is floating, where the techs loosen one side of the carpet and force the dry, warm airflow from the air movers under the carpet as well as over it. Another technique the techs frequently rely on is tenting. Plastic gets placed over the wet area on the carpet, and air movers and dehumidifiers get directed in so moisture air gets ported away as it gets raised.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 has the training and equipment to handle water removal in local properties. Whether it is a single area in a home or an entire property, the techs can restore the house to its preloss condition. 

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How Can I Avoid Potential Damage from Water in My Commercial Property?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water We understand how seriously water can impact your home. No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

SERVPRO technicians can assist with suggesting preventative measures as well as a plan of action for water clean up in your Morgan Hill property.

One of the first things every business should establish early on is what to do in case of damage from fire or water. Either one has the potential to wreak havoc to a structure and contents that can be financially devastating. SERVPRO techs can clean up the mess and assist property owners in creating a plan of action for avoiding water loss with measures such as:  

  • Regular property inspections by the business owner
  • Installation of environmental monitoring equipment to alert whenever humidity or heat levels rise
  • Creation of a profile using the SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan free app (ERP)

Is It Possible to Get Commercial Water Damage Cleaned Up During a Holiday?  

The one thing that commercial water damage in your Morgan Hill business should never do is wait for cleanup. The longer water remains on-site, the more it degrades, and that includes the growth of harmful bacteria or after 48 hours the establishment of mold colonies as an additional issue to address. SERVPRO technicians answer the call to clean up commercial properties 24-hours a day and arrive within hours after the initial call. This means you never have to wait long to begin the restoration process and can get your business reopened as quickly as possible.  

The goal of the technicians is to get the business reopened as rapidly as they can. The attention to extraction helps lessen the time needed for drying. The techs have access to a large number of air movers and dehumidifiers at a time so they can deploy them en masse to bring down the air moisture levels quickly and hit preset drying goals. 

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 handles any size commercial water damage in your property. The technicians arrive quickly and work diligently to assist the owners in lessening the need to replace items through their advanced cleaning and restoration methods. 

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What Extractors Work Best for Flood Removal in Morgan Hill Apartments?

8/23/2020 (Permalink)

furniture floating in flooded room Flood water removal needs to be done by professionals so there aren’t any lasting effects. Contact SERVPRO to take care of the remediation process.

There are multiple water removal tools our SERVPRO team uses to overcome standing water concerns after a flood in apartments.

When it comes to water removal after a flood impacts your Morgan Hill home or apartment building, there are multiple options. Choosing the right tool for the task requires some evaluation into the present damage and what materials are currently absorbing moisture from standing water in the house. The more information that can get collected in the job scoping phase by our competent project manager, the more able our technicians become to choose the most efficient extraction path.

Because flood damage in Morgan Hill apartments creates unique obstacles over traditional residences, we must make choices based on available space and efficiency. In addition to the spread and severity of flood damages to the individual unit we respond to, shared walls and floors can be pathways for moving moisture to impact neighbors and adjoining properties. Efficient water removal solutions in these scenarios help reduce this migration by quickly reaching a point where drying is possible. Often the choice in flood removal falls to four primary extractors when apartments are damaged, and these include:

  • Submersible Pumps 
  • Truck-Mount Extractors 
  • High-Pressure Pumps 
  • Wet Vacuums 

When Do Submersibles Work Best for Flood Removal?

Regarding typical extraction needs for both water damages and flood losses in Morgan Hill, submersible pumps are a staple of removal. These tools vary in size, strength, and production to suit nearly any situation. In almost every flood loss where standing water is present, submersible pumps can play a role in removing this threat to begin drying and cleaning afterward. The shortcoming of submersible units is that their prime can get lost when standing water depths are under two inches. In these situations, other extractors can be better suited to finish the job. We typically choose among three variances of submersibles, including:

  • Electric
  • Gas-Powered
  • Commercial-Grade

What Pumps Are Best for High Volumes of Floodwater?

There is not always a need for using our extractor truck in the SERVPRO Green Fleet. When high volumes of standing water exist, especially with debris, this can be a beneficial choice for removal. These pumps are among the most powerful in our inventory, but that production has its shortfalls. A much shorter head and discharge on these pumps make them less than ideal solutions for anything beyond first-floor recovery and flood removal. If thousands of gallons of standing water threaten a floor of your apartment building, there are few tools more efficient for removing it than the truck-mount pumps 300 psi output.

Do High-Pressure Pumps Work Well After Flooding?

High-pressure pumps are not often the most sought after extractor in our inventory for several reasons. While it is a powerful tool, the discharge and intake hoses are much smaller to increase the distance possible for consistent water removal. The advantage of using these units in an apartment building is for damages that exist on upper floors that might be too substantial for low head pumps like the extractor truck or the electric submersible pump to handle. High-pressure pumps are only suitable when debris and solids are not a concern. If these threatening circumstances exist, much of the extraction on the upper floors of an apartment building must get conducted with wet vacuums.

What Are the Advantages of Using Wet Vacuums?

As comprehensive as extraction devices might be for your apartment structure, our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team can often still rely on wet vacuums to finish the job. Many of the devices used in water removal rely on self-priming. When as much air enters the intake as does standing water, consistent water removal is no longer possible for submersible pumps. Wet vacuums do not lose prime and therefore are ideal for any pooling water under two inches in depth where other removal equipment fails. In addition to their extraction abilities, wet vacuums can be suitable for use in places where traditional drain discharging is not possible. While there are several advantages to using these portable water removers, the three most beneficial for apartment extraction include:

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Electric-powered

There are multiple choices regarding extraction and water removal tools after a loss incident impacts your apartment building. From the tight spaces and upper floor that require wet vacuums to the lower levels that can benefit from powerful removal with our truck-mount pumps, our SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy team can help. We can work to get mitigation started as soon as we arrive. Give us a call today at (408) 500-0657.


7/16/2020 (Permalink)


As businesses are preparing to reopen, it is important to correctly clean and disinfect.  The type of disinfecting needed is a higher level than your day to day cleaning.  Disinfecting is vital to protect your employees and clients.  Though businesses are reopening, the threat of COVID-19 is still present and in order to reduce the risk of further spread is to take steps to disinfect your buildings.  No building is too small or too large for these services. Our Large Loss team specializes in disasters such as the Coronanvirus Pandemic.   Our technicians are trained in Biohazard cleanup, Blood-born pathogens and are all IICRC certified.  Additionally, our technicians are fully trained in proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

What our reopening cleaning includes

Reopening cleaning, and disinfecting includes a wide range of services dependent on your business needs.  These services include the use of EPA registered disinfectants approved for Covid-19 cleaning. Disinfecting of all touchable areas in your building will include but not be limited to: walls, floors, doors, door handles, light switches, windows, tables, table tops, chairs, sinks, cabinets, filing cabinets, computer key boards and mouse, phones, printers, lunch rooms, bathroom stalls and machinery.  Our technicians follow all OSHA regulations, as well as guidance from the CDC.

What businesses we can help

SERVPRO technicians are capable of helping many different types of businesses with our services.  We can effectively disinfect offices, salons, and small stores, as well as large manufacturing facilities, warehouses, restaurants, and schools.  

Preventative Vs. Reactive

Preventative disinfecting is a service made for businesses that have not experienced a positive or suspected COVID-19 case.  Preventative cleaning still disinfects all touchable surfaces to treat any possible viruses that may be in your facility.  Reactive cleaning however, is cleaning after a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 case.  This is a higher level of disinfecting, requiring the use of several types of services.  It is vital that if your business needs a reactive disinfectant cleaning to call us as soon as possible in order to correctly create a plan to reduce further contamination as well as spread of the virus.

What our fogging allows us to do

By using the fogging technology, SERVPRO technicians can cover an area is a short period of time.  This process allows for the use of liquid disinfectant in a non damaging manner to paper or fabrics.  The fogging turns the liquid disinfectant into a fine mist that lands on all surfaces and then dissipates after a specific dry time.  Because this fine mist allows technicians to disinfect areas faster, this service can be more cost effective then using a pump sprayer technique.  

Water Damage Experts Available 24/7 to Help Service Your Disaster

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Don’t worry we are here 24/7

Your Morgan Hill/Gilroy home can experience water damage due to a various number of reasons, including sewage backups, storms, malfunctioning appliances, broken pipes, and human error like overflowing toilets and sinks. No matter the reason or how large the project is, SERVPRO’s staff has you covered. We are a full-service restoration company with the experience and knowledge needed to perform a thorough restoration on your home.

Unless you are always able to avoid things such as malfunctioning appliances, pipes and faucets, flooding, and earthquakes, you will at some point in your life experience water damage, as horrible as it can be.  Don’t worry,  SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is here when you need us.

Each minute that water sits in your home is time for more and more damage to harm your possessions, leaving more opportunity as well for mold and increasing the time and effort needed to fix the damage. Therefore, when the damage happens, call us as soon as possible we are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

All our technicians are fully trained and certified, and we will work with your insurance company, so you don’t have to worry. With years of restoration experience, we have worked with many insurance companies out there, so rest assured we will help you though the process.


The 4 Key Steps for Operatin a Fire Extinguisher

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Bathroom fire This campsite bathroom fire was extinguished using a fire extinguisher.

Follow These Four Steps

The right tool at the right time can be a lifesaver, but only if you know how to operate it. If a fire breaks out in your home in, a fire extinguisher could minimize the property damage. It is not a particularly hard item to use effectively; however, it can be helpful to become familiar with the device. If you follow the PASS technique, you will be able to use most extinguishers like a pro. Follow these four steps:

Pull. A pin is normally located on the top of the device. Just pull the pin out to make the unit operational.
Aim. A hose usually protrudes from the fire extinguisher. Take the hose and aim the end of it with a nozzle at the fire. Aim low at the base of the fire for best results.
Squeeze. Squeeze the handle to release the fire fighting agent. This should result in a forceful flow of foam or some other material out of the hose.
Sweep. Move the hose and nozzle along the base of the fire in a controlled sweeping motion. Do this until the fire is completely out or the device runs out of fluid. Keep a close watch on the extinguished fire for a few hours to make sure it does not revive.

In the case of a kitchen fire, you will need to be careful of what type of fire extinguisher or method you use. A grease or oil fire should be controlled by smothering it with a heavy metal pot lid or by pouring large quantities of baking soda on the fire.
To minimize fire damage, it's a good idea to call in a professional fire mitigation company. Trained technicians can arrive Faster to Any Size Disaster and begin the fire restoration process. They will treat water damage as well as work on removing the impacts of soot and smoke with a professional fire cleanup.

Precautions for Dealing With Flood Water

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

No matter the source, water that leaks into your commercial property is a serious concern. Water damage can corrode materials, damage electrical systems and create an environment where mold can take hold. A fast response is critical. A team that works 24/7 and 365 days a year can get to your building in four hours and begin remediation promptly. Technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to manage the problem, whether it is large or small. Each situation is different but a company that specializes in water restoration can handle damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, broken plumbing fixtures, rain and hail storms.

Dealing With Contaminated Water

Moisture in your building can come from different sources. Sometimes it is clean water from a drinking line, but it can also be black water from a sewage pipe or from a flood. Contaminated water requires specialized equipment and specific techniques for cleanup. It has the potential to contain the following dangerous substances:

  • Toxic chemicals
  • Sewage
  • Viruses
  • Microbes
  • Bacteria

It is important that water damage of this type is kept away from employees and customers. Anything the water touches should be considered contaminated as well. For complete restoration according to professional standards materials should be removed and replaced. The application of effective cleaning agents should be employed.

Handling the Aftermath of a Storm

Your goal is to get your company back up and running again after a disaster. Each day spent cleaning up your property from water damage means another day missing out on business as usual. Faster to any size disaster is the type of urgency you need. You also want to make sure the job is done safely and in accordance with the latest Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification standards. This ensures the cleanup follows best practices established by the cleaning industry, making it more likely the job will be done right.

3 Types of Water Damage

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Morgan Hill - Cat 3 (mold)

There are 3 types of water damage that might occur in your home:
1. Clean Water - The defining characteristic of clean (or Category 1) water is that Its clean at the source, and therefore does not pose a hazard to people. Burst water pipes, leaking appliances, a running faucet or a water heater leak.

2. Gray Water - Also knows as Category 2 may contain some contaminants at the source and may cause some harm to humans. Washing machine or dishwasher discharge, toilet runoff (urine only) or sump pump failures. 

3. Black Water - Category 3 water is heavily contaminated at the source and may cause serious illness to humans. Black water is almost exclusively comprised of sewage based components such as feces, fungi bacteria etc. Usually caused by flooding or sewage damage. 

Call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at 408-500-0657 in case you have water damage.

You Have So Much Invested In Your Home. Choose SERVPRO OF MORGAN HILL / GILROY To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset!

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Your home is a reflection of you and makes an impression on all those who enter it. You invest your time, energy and hard-earned resources to maintain, protect and increase the value of your home. When you need work done on your home, you should expect the very best service at a fair price. SERVPRO OF MORGAN HILL / GILROY are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, as well as top-quality professional cleaning services for your entire home.

Don't wait - call us at 408-500-0657 to help you today!

What SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy Can Do for You

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

  1. Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration

Pretesting helps SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy determines what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

    2. Water Removal and Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy identifies the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.

    3. Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup

Our Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

    4. Mold Mitigation and Remediation

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy works to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety.

    5. Contents Claim Inventory Service

Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time. SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory.

    6. Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality.

   7. Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy use the latest IICRC training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet's pile and backing.

    8. Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications

Using IICRC standards for carpets as a guide. SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy will show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet's level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection.

   9. Odor Identification and Deodorization

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it.

   10. Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods

Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method.

Questions ? Call us at 408-500-0657.No job is ever too big for us at SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy

When fire damage take control of your life, we help you take it back.

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

What you can do until help arrives :

  • limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet
  • keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork
  • place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas
  • if electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor
  • wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trip and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant
  • if heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures
  • wash both sides of leaves on house plants
  • change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system
  • tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.


  • attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy
  • attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy
  • attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service
  • consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water (they may be contaminated)
  • turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage
  • send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals at 408-500-0657. SERVPRO has worked for over 40 years to help make fire damage "Like it never even happened."

What to do until help arrives? Emergency Tips for your home

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

These Emergency Tips will assist you in taking the proper action until your SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy Franchise Professional arrives. Please follow these DOs and DON'Ts to help reduce water damage from clean water and increase the chances of a successful restoration :


  • shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source;
  • turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock;
  • remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting;
  • wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items;
  • remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying;
  • place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting;
  • remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture;
  • use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors;
  • hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting on floors;
  • hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature


  • enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist;
  • enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazard;
  • leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining;
  • leave Oriental rugs to other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining;
  • use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner;
  • use TVs if other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors;
  • turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 408-500-0657

Does your House have a Mold Problem ?

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Microbial Growth on Books in Gilroy

When you have microbial growing hidden away in your house, often a moldy smell might be the only clue that it's there. You shouldn't ignore mold odors if you can't see any mold. SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy have certified experts to perform the most excellent Mold Remediation Services.

Very often its difficult to detect mold in the house since it might be hidden in the areas like under the floors, behind the furniture or in walls. If the mold is not yet visible after two days, it can affect any wet material in the house. Whether you already suspect a mold problem or already seen the problem, only a professional can help you identify its source and the extent of the damage.

Research has shown that mold takes anywhere between 24 and 48 hours to make an impact. If you detect the presence of mold growth in your house, call  SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500 0657.

The Importance of Smoke Alarms

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Loss in Morgan Hill

Smoke detectors and fire alarms are one of the most important items in your home. These early warning devices may help alert your family to fire and dangerous smoke but they need to be periodically tested. Testing them regularly and replacing batteries is one way to help ensure you and your family stays safe should there be a fire in your home. Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

According to the USFA, smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries should be replaced at least once or twice a year.

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke can spread fast. Make sure that you test all smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the button to be sure the alarm is working.

If you have any questions, please call SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500 0657!


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