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TYPES OF MOISTURE METERS

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture Meter TYPES OF MOISTURE METERS

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When your home or business is damaged by water, it is important that everything is dried in a timely manner. Water tends to migrate to unseen areas of the property causing potential secondary damages such as mold and rot. Executing a timely drying or removal of water plan will help minimize further damage to your home or business. The question is however:

How can we tell if things are dry if we can’t see it or touch are wet? To get an accurate picture of your water damage situation, and determine where the water has traveled, and how deep it has gone, we at SERVPRO of Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills use a variety of moisture meters and other exploratory equipment.

There are 3 types of moisture meters:  

pin,  pinless and pin/pinless all in one. Additionally, some meters can be equipped with a connection option to add accessory probes that can be inserted deeper into a surface for more accurate core or depth readings.  They all work on the same basic principle.  Moisture conducts electricity.  These tools essentially test the strength of an electrical connection.  Moisture/water conducts electricity perfectly.  The stronger the connection,  the wetter the material.  Our staff can even use Infrared cameras that rely on the notion that wet materials/areas not only conduct electricity better, but they also tend to be cooler.  Infrared cameras give us an better insight on where to look for moisture.        

If your home or business is struck with a disaster, calling a professional company is recommended. 

About SERVPRO of Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills

SERVPRO of  Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills   specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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5/10/2021 (Permalink)

"Like it never even happened." - Image of wet floor. water Damages

SERVPRO Of Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Restoration is a well-established water damage restoration company operating across the Bay Area in Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Get us to include any or all of the following as part of your water damage repair and restoration service:

-Minimizing the initial impact water damage

-Cleaning and repairing all lasting effects

-Removing mold and providing structural drying

-Property sanitization services

All work required for water or flood repair

Comprehensive restoration and refurbishment to return your property "Like it never even happened." 

You can count on Our 24/7  emergency response. We guarantee that, in the event of a water damage or flood damage emergency, we can be on-site within 30 Minutes  of your call. Whether you are experiencing water-related problems in your home or office, SERVPRO Of Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills  is here to help you.

As flood restoration specialists

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flood Damages flood restoration specialists

As flood restoration specialists,

SERVPRO Of Mountain View/Los Altos /Los Altos Hills, offer a fast response flood damage cleanup service for jobs large and small. Rapid response is of the utmost importance in any disaster situation, including flooding.
Here at SERVPRO Of Mountain View/Los Altos /Los Altos Hills , we believe that the quicker you can have a team of specialist flood damage restorers on site, the more likely it is that the loss/risk will be reduced considerably. That’s why we offer a 24/7 emergency  response.
If a major flood disaster has caused extensive damage to your home or business, you can rely on SERVPRO Of Mountain View/Los Altos /Los Altos Hills to respond swiftly and professionally, Our Job includes the decontamination and drying of flood water damaged properties and contents, as well as odor removal, speed drying and building repairs.

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5/5/2021 (Permalink)

''Like it never even happened." - Image of wooden ceiling QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER DURING A WATER LOSS-

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER DURING A WATER LOSS-  

Water damages can be extremely scary. When water overruns and flows in the interior of your home, you are likely to have many questions. Your first impulse might be to try and fix things on your own, but any significant flood event requires professional help. You might ask yourself, "Who should I call?" For major plumbing problems, a plumbing contractor can come to your home and repair the problem. For help with the cleanup and restoration, a local water mitigation company in Mountain View, Los Altos/Los Altos Hills, will have the resources and the personnel to minimize property damage. Technicians will arrive at your home in a matter of hours. They will use advanced equipment and hard-earned knowledge to restore your home to its proper condition. 

The Question of Insurance Coverage 

Water damage in your home inevitably becomes a financial issue. You will need to repair and replace items and there will be expenses for restoration services. To get the best information, it is vital that you call your insurance agent. Generally speaking, so long as the water disaster was unexpected and sudden, your homeowner's policy will cover some or all of the following expenses: 

  • Damage to the structure of your home 
  • Damage to personal items 
  • Costs to fix the source 
  • Costs for restoration services 


A flood that originates from the outside of your home is typically not covered. For this you need specific coverage for the overflowing of water into your house. 


The Question of a Complete Restoration
How do you determine when your home has been completely restored after water damage? You should make sure all standing water has been removed from impacted areas. It is important to ensure the area has been dried out properly. This can be difficult to determine, so be sure to ask the company doing your cleanup. A reputable franchise will give you an honest answer. Also, pay attention to any lingering odors and insist those are addressed.
A flood in your home is a troubling event. You can overcome this temporary problem with quality help from professionals. 

SERVPRO of  Mountain View, Los Altos/Los Altos Hills is here to help relieve the stress during this traumatic event. We are available 24-7 to assist you in your needs. (650) 770-2992 

Drying walls

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Drying walls Drying walls affected from water leak

Dry Out

It's important to know how to dry out wall after water damage. It's not an easy thing to do but it is critical. Water damage that is left unattended can lead to costly and dangerous structural damage and to harmful mold and mildew growth. Unfortunately, water damage can happen easily. Old buildings may have leaky pipes or cracked tiles in the bathroom. Even in new buildings, extreme temperatures can cause pipes to burst and flood an interior.

To Dry  Out a Wall.

Natural ventilation is one alternative for drying out a wall. It is definitely the least expensive, assuming you don't run into problems. However this method is time consuming and mold is a fast growing organism that can spread while you wait for the walls to dry. 
That's why we are always here to fix it
"Like it never even happened."

Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water emergencies, no matter how large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial to avoid additional damages. Any delay can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

In case of a water loss, shut off water supply and call us at (650) 770-2992! Our experts will ask questions regarding your water damage emergency to help guide you through this crisis, provide the next steps you can take while waiting for the response team to arrive, and what equipment and resources to bring.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • Is there standing water?
  • How many rooms are affected?