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What Is and Is Not Covered By an NFIP Policy

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Entrance of a building flooded Flooded building in Goleta, CA.

What Is Covered by an NFIP Policy and What Isn't

When you are purchasing commercial insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, it is important to know what it does and does not cover. Here are a few things that you make sure that you have when you purchase this type of policy.

Building Coverage

Building coverage protects:

  • Electrical, fuel, air conditioning and plumbing systems
  • Appliances
  • Cabinets, carpet, bookcases and filing cabinets that are permanently installed
  • Detached garages

Essentially it covers any property that is permanently affixed to your business and most major systems. This type of commercial insurance coverage might also cover flood remediation in Goleta, CA, or wherever your business is located.

Property or Contents Coverage

This coverage protects the contents of your building. It will cover personal property, curtains, portable air conditioning units and other valuable items. Your flood policy may also cover inventory and other items that belong to your business, depending on how it is written. If you have inventory, check with your underwriter to make sure it is covered.

What It Does Not Cover

The National Flood Insurance Program does not cover properties that are not affected by a flood under its definition. The FEMA definition of a flood under this program is an excess of water on at least two acres of land or affecting two or more properties. For instance, if you are flooded by a broken pipe or your toilet backs up and floods, you will not be covered under this program.

This type of insurance also does not cover financial losses from a business interruption, vehicles and valuable papers. You want to make sure that you have offsite copies of valuable papers in case of a flood or fire.

When you are purchasing a National Flood Insurance Protection policy, it is extremely important to make sure that you know precisely what is and is not covered. If you are worried about specific contents or other types of flooding, you might need to check into purchasing an additional commercial insurance policy.

Mold in Your Commercial Building

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Inside of a home bathroom with mold covering the door and floor A small amount of water can lead to a full-blown mold colony

Mold is one of those things that you do not give too much thought to in life except for when for some reason, an area of your commercial building starts to smell a little musty or you notice the tell-tale dark patch on your drywall.  The truth about mold is that it is everywhere.  Like dust or pollen, mold spores are just a part of our natural biosphere and they actually do serve a useful purpose.  Mold is nature's great decomposer and is valuable in recycling any organic waste.

Whether you like it or not, your commercial property is currently filled with microscopic mold spores.  And it doesn't pose any problem until the day that the mold spores are introduced to a little bit of moisture. With just a little introduction to moisture, that mold spore can grow into a colony.  That is when you might start to notice a musty odor or start to see the dark shadows.  First things first, you need to contact a plumber to find the source of the water.  Cleaning the mold without fixing the leak will just lead to more mold. 

And that is the time for you to call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta. We have the training and expertise to safely handle any mold situation you may come across.

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta is locally owned and operated.  Call us at (805)963-0606.

Commercial Restoration

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Front of business smashed in with debris Commercial business impact from a storm needing to be restored

What is commercial restoration?

Your property is always at risk of being damaged by the natural elements. Restoration companies, such as SERVPRO of Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez, are usually the first-responders following significant damage from major life events such as storms, fires, sewage-backup, repairs, and more.

The job of these companies is to clean up, restore, and preserve your property.

They are dedicated to repairing, renewing, and bringing something back to its old state.  

Not only do these companies help repair and renew from natural causes or significant events, they also offer deep cleaning services.

When you own a business, every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity for your business.

Leave your clean up to the experts and contact SERVPRO at (805) 963-0606 for all your restoration needs. Services include cleanup and restoration from water damage, fire damage, mold, storm damage, as well as general cleanup and building reconstruction services.

Whatever nature sends your way SERVPRO is here to help.

Fire Sprinkler Maintenance: Here Is What You Need To Know

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Fire sprinklers are an essential part of any building's safety system, and sprinkler maintenance is an essential business function. In fact, reports shared by the National Fire Protection Agency reveal that working sprinklers not only prevent costly damage but also prevent injury and even death. Below are just a few of the most astonishing findings:

• When sprinkler systems are present during a fire, the firefighter injury rate is, on average, 80 percent lower.
• When both sprinklers and fire alarms are present, the death rate drops by approximately 90 percent.
• When working sprinklers are present, fires are restrained to the room of origin 97 percent of the time.

These stats indicate that sprinklers are not only necessary but that sprinkler maintenance should be a key function of any business.


How To Maintain Your Sprinkler System


Fire sprinklers should be inspected on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. During your weekly inspection, you should check the gauges for a read on normal air and water pressure. You should also check the control valves to make sure that they work properly and that they're locked, sealed, and ready to open when necessary.

During your monthly inspections, re-inspect your gauges and check your alarm valves. During the quarterly checks, examine the alarm devices and the hydraulic nameplate to ensure that it is secured to the sprinkler riser.

As a business owner, you are required to have a licensed technician inspect your sprinkler system on an annual basis. During this yearly inspection, your technician assesses and maintains all aspects of your system, including the following:

• Alarm devices
• Gauges
• Pipes and fittings
• Control valves
• Sprinkler heads
• Deluge valves
• Hangers/bracing
• Antifreeze solution
• Backflow prevention components
• Water flow alarm
• Main drain

If the technician notices any issues or obstructions, he or she will perform the necessary repairs.

Sprinkler maintenance is a key business operation. Your attention to your sprinkler system can prevent costly and even potentially fatal damage. For more information on what you can do to maintain a safe work environment, contact your Santa Ynez fire remediation team.

How To Secure a Building After a Fire

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

a building on fire SERVPRO of Santa Barbara offers 24/7, 365 assistance after fire damage in your business.

The fire damage of a Santa Barbara business can leave the building vulnerable. Damage can affect commercial buildings in different ways, but often the flames cause the following issues:

• Unstable structure
• Broken or missing roof
• Building left defenseless to looters

As you and your commercial fire restoration team tackle the cleanup, you may want to find ways to secure your building from self-destruction, looters and mother nature.

Put Up Boards

Boarding up windows, doors and holes in the wall can help stop looting. If these openings are left unblocked, looters can easily enter your store, warehouse or office building. With the boards in place, however, there is an extra obstacle that may be enough to keep the vandals out.

Secure the Boundary

The fire cleanup process is messy. Your property may not be safe for nonprofessionals for a while. Putting up a fence can help keep intruders out, but it does something else too. It protects you from liability problems.

Add Stabilizers

Adding extra support beams and pillars during the reconstruction phase can help secure your building's structure. Without these stabilizers, the fire damage could cause your property to collapse on itself. In some cases, you and the workers cleaning up the mess may not be able to enter the building until it has been secured and deemed stable.

Cover the Roof

You also have to secure your property from weather. Rain, wind and hail can easily enter a fire damaged structure when pieces of the roof or walls are missing. You can protect your building from extra damage by putting up tarps and other coverings to keep the elements from making it inside the space.

When your business is affected by a fire, it can feel like operations have come to a halt. Tackling a fire cleanup to address fire damage can help you get your day-to-day activities back and running, but you need to make sure your building is not further damaged by looters, weather or faulty structure.

SERVPRO can help with historic buildings

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech in PPE scrubbing the walls in Lompoc, CA We are available 24 hours a day to get your Santa Barbara business back up and running.

The Lompoc theater has stood proudly in Lompoc, CA since 1927.  It was once the home to a wide variety of exciting musical events from symphonies to rock concerts, live theater events from vaudeville to ballet, and to cinema from small indies to Hollywood blockbusters.  But, sadly, the theaters' glory days were behind her and time has not been kind to the theater.  

Fortunately, the community has rallied with the intention of bringing the historic theater back to life.  A committee was put together to raise funds to try to restore the old theater.  The committee thought that it would be ideal for potential donors to see the interior of the theater so that they could better be inspired to give.  The only problem was that the years of neglect had left the theater with serious issues from bird feces as well as a substantial amount of mold.  It was unsafe for the public to enter.

A call was made to SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez.  It was a lot of tough work but SERVPRO was able to remove and sanitize all of the areas affected by the pigeon poop.  Then the highly trained professionals got started on the mold and before long, that was gone as well.  The theater was able to hold a 90th anniversary celebration fundraiser in which the public could safely step inside to view the jewel of downtown Lompoc. 

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez is locally owned and operated.  We live here in the community with you and are thrilled to have been able to our part in helping restore a historic building.

Fire in a family owned restaurant

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

fire in commercial kitchen Fire in a family owned restaurant

Family-owned restaurants are owned by people who live in town.   These folks are our neighbors and we know they work hard to compete with their larger rivals.  When something goes wrong, it can be a catastrophe.  Any loss of business stings so it is a priority to keep the restaurant open and running smoothly.  When a local Mexican food restaurant had a kitchen fire, it was urgent to get the business back open quickly.

Fortunately, the owner put in a call to SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta.  Our team went to work cleaning every nook and cranny.  We had air scrubbers scrubbing air and hydroxyl generators generating hydroxyls.  The smoke odor didn’t stand a chance and before long, it gave up and disappeared.  The restaurant re-opened and was back in business and smelling great, that’s the SERVPRO way.

FIRE in your business can be devastating but SERVPRO can help

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial kitchen fire in Santa Barbara, CA Restaurant kitchen fire cause closure of business

Commercial fire damage can leave some or all areas of your Santa Barbara property unusable and unsafe until mitigation work can be completed. If your workplace has been impacted by a fire, you will want to get a plan of action started as quickly as possible so that the business can be restored and open back up as soon as possible. 

When you are dealing with commercial fire damage, the scope of work that needs to be accomplished starts with a thorough assessment. The damage generally includes more than just burn damage to the structure, business equipment and documents. In many instances, smoke, as well as water from the firefighters' efforts, will damage one or more areas of the property and in deferent ways. Smoke damage will likely be present throughout the entire property in most cases. 

Many steps may be required to improve the property after you have commercial fire damage. For example, you may need to remove drywall that has been damaged by smoke or water from the fire event. You may also need to have the carpeting, business fixtures, and upholstered surfaces professionally cleaned. Some areas may need to be fully reconstructed, such as those that have been burned by the flames. When you are preparing for fire damage repair services, it is important to consider all aspects of the work that needs to be done before you decide how to proceed. Then call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta. Your time and lost business revenue should be of paramount importance. 

While you need all of the work completed with professional results, you also need them performed promptly so that operations can resume in full swing as soon as possible. You could attempt to contract with different service providers to repair the various types of damage on the property, but this is often not the most efficient method available. Working with one company like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta that has the skills and experience to handle all aspects of the repair process may be the most effective option available. 

When your commercial building has suffered fire damage, you may struggle with what steps you need to take to get the property repaired and operations back up and running again soon. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta offers professional fire damage repair services for commercial properties, and we are the local company that you trust to respond to requests for emergency service without delay.

 Call us today at (805) 963-0606.

For Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

burned up room fire destroyed room

When your property has been severely compromised by a fire damage, you will need to rely on the expert assistance of a locally owned and operated restoration service like SERVPRO. The damage caused by fire doesn't end when the flames are put out. On the contrary, even after the initial fire has been extinguished, a host of other problems will develop. 

How to Properly Control Santa Barbara Commercial Fire Damage;
When it comes to professionally controlling the commercial fire damage in your work place, your best bet is to contact the restoration service that has experience in dealing with such essential matters - SERVPRO.

While the fire itself may have caused considerable damage to your property, other elements, such as debris, smoke, and water damage and eventually mold growth, may also soon threaten to render it uninhabitable and keep your doors closed. By calling SERVPRO, we can work with you and your insurance company, begin the clean up to get you you back in business as soon as possible.

Fire Damage Restoration Is an All-encompassing Experience 
A professional commercial fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO offers an all-encompassing solution. It begins when you inform us about the nature of your problem. We will send a team of friendly and knowledgeable service professionals to begin an immediate inspection of the property. Afterward, we will present you with a comprehensive diagnosis of the solution along with a estimate for the cost for our services. You are under absolutely no obligation until you agree to have our team begin restoration work on your property, as noted.

Once the initial assessment and inspection have been completed, SERVPRO will start a comprehensive cleanup and restoration process. We will safely discard remaining debris, remediate any mold or other bacterial growth, and clean up any stains and blemishes that the fire may have caused. After controlled demolition and detailed cleaing we will also remove obnoxious and potentially poisonous odors that may still be lingering in the building by utilizing ozone machines and foggers. 

The Nature of Our Service Is Restoration Rather Than Replacement if possible.
When it comes to cleaning up the damage left behind by commercial fire damage, the essence of our service is to focus on efforts to restore rather than replace the existing property. Restoration will speed up the process to get your business up and running again. This will minimize the loss of profits that would be increased if you had to wait for a new property to be built. We also focus on restoration of damaged documents, retail stock, and furnishing to expedite your re-opening. "Like it never even happened."

Repairing the Effects of Commercial Fire Damage in Santa Barbara 
When it comes to dealing with the effects of Santa Barbara commercial fire damage, we are your locally owned and operated restoration and cleanup authority. When fire damage threatens your property in the city or nearby areas, such as Buellton, Solvang, Goleta or Santa Ynez Valley, we will be there to assist you.

Call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara at (805) 963-0606.

Commercial water damage-what to do and what not to do

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

water damage in commercial buildings Commercial water damage-what to do and what not to do

Water damage is an issue that commercial property owners may face at any given moment. However, business owners who know how to handle the after effects of water damage can decrease losses, reduce their stress, and limit financial expenditures. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta suggests the following tips to help you along to make this event less damaging to your business.

Do's
1. The source of the water damage must be located and terminated. If more than turning off a faucet, unclogging a drain, or turning off the main supply line is required, call a plumber or maintenance. The less standing water, the less water damage, and the less time to return to pre-water damage condition. 
2. Take pictures of the areas of the property, equipment, and furnishings that have been damaged by water. Normally, water damage is covered under a business insurance policy, but flooding by a storm may not be covered under the general policy. If an insurance adjuster is called in to estimate damages and repair costs, we suggest that SERVPRO of Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez/Goleta is also contacted to meet and coordinate water damage restoration plans with your adjuster. We have working relationships, or are an approved vendor for, over 300 insurance companies, property management companies and federal, state, and local government agencies.
3. Contact a commercial water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta to complete the water removal, clean up, drying, repair, and content restoration processes. You should look for a well-organized, trained and equipped company that also has:
IICRC certification, cleaning, sanitizing, deodorizing
• A good Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating
• Good online reviews and testimonials from past customers
• Competitive rates, no overselling of unneeded services
• 24/7 emergency services, with rapid response to location
• Great customer service, from start to completion

Don'ts
1. Don't try to clean up the water damage yourself if there are large amounts of water. Wicking and absorption of water into drywall, furniture and flooring requires special drying techniques. Deep standing water may conceal dangerous objects along with a slippery surface. Given that you do not possess the specialized equipment and protective gear necessary to protect yourself against these hazards, attempting to complete the water damage cleanup process yourself could increase your susceptibility to injury and illness.
2. Do not reenter the commercial property before receiving approval in the case of massive water intrusion. Personal safety and preservation of property are of paramount importance.
3. Don't try to use newspaper to absorb water on any upholstery or fabrics as the ink may run causing staining. 
4. Don't walk over wet carpet unless doing so is unavoidable.
5. Don't turn on any appliances or business machines. 

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial water or flood damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Santa Barbara, big box store in Goleta, or a retail store in Solvang, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.  Call us 24/7 for immediate assistance at (805) 963-0606.In

SERVPRO can help with an Emergency Readiness Profile for your business

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in PPE SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Profile

If you own or manage a commercial property in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montectio, or the Santa Ynez Valley, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta has a tool that any property manager would be wise to utilize... the Emergency Readiness Profile. The profile is a custom-made directive that will help prepare you for any water, mold, fire emergency.  The Emergency Readiness Profile (or ERP) gives you the tools and the confidence to act fast in the case of an emergency. Your Emergency Readiness Profile is a file that identifies where shut off valves for gas and water are in the case there is a gas leak or water leak in your building. These are crucial items in your building and it is critical to know where they are located in order to mitigate damage after a leak or an emergency. An Emergency Readiness Profile also provides useful directions and helpful tips for procedures to follow when you find yourself in a situation that you hope to never find yourself in.

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta will provide you with a very detailed file that you can keep close and on hand in case you encounter a situation you cannot handle. Preparation is the key to successfully getting past any disaster that occurs at your business.  Call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara  and Santa Ynez/Goleta today at 805-963-0606 to be ready when your next emergency arrives and schedule an appointment for a free ERP today!

What you should do if your commercial property is damaged by fire-SERVPRO can help by fire

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO SERVPRO can help clean up your fire damaged commercial property

Commercial fire damage can leave some or all areas of your property unusable until repair work can be completed. When your workplace has been impacted by a fire, you will want to get repairs started as quickly as possible so that the property can be restored and becomes fully functional. 


When you are dealing with  commercial fire damage, the scope of work that needs to be accomplished starts with a thorough assessment. The destruction generally includes more than just burn damage to the structure, business equipment and documents. In many instances, smoke, as well as water from the firefighters' efforts, will ruin one or more areas of the property. Smoke damage may be present throughout the entire property in some cases. 


Many steps may be required to improve the property after you have commercial fire damage. For example, you may need to remove drywall that has been damaged by smoke or water from the fire event. You may also need to have the carpeting, business fixtures, and upholstered surfaces professionally cleaned. Some areas may need to be fully reconstructed, such as those that have been burned by the flames. When you are preparing for fire damage repair services, it is important to consider all aspects of the work that needs to be done before you decide how to proceed. Then call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta. Your time and lost business revenue should be of paramount importance. 


While you need all of the work completed with professional results, you also need them performed promptly so that operations can resume in full swing as soon as possible. You could attempt to contract with different service providers to repair the various types of damage on the property, but this is often not the most efficient method available. Working with one company like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta that has the skills and experience to handle all aspects of the repair process may be the most effective option available. 

When your commercial building has suffered fire damage, you may struggle with what steps you need to take to get the property repaired and operations back up and running again soon. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta offers professional fire damage repair services for commercial properties, and we are the local company that you trust to respond to requests for emergency service without delay. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do for your property after a fire, look no further than our office. Call us today at (805) 963-0606.

What you should do if your commercial property is damaged by fire

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta can help with commercial fire damage

Commercial fire damage can leave some or all areas of your property unusable until repair work can be completed. When your workplace has been impacted by a fire, you will want to get repairs started as quickly as possible so that the property can be restored and becomes fully functional. 

When you are dealing with commercial fire damage, the scope of work that needs to be accomplished starts with a thorough assessment. The destruction generally includes more than just burn damage to the structure, business equipment and documents. In many instances, smoke, as well as water from the firefighters' efforts, will ruin one or more areas of the property. Smoke damage may be present throughout the entire property in some cases. 

Many steps may be required to improve the property after you have commercial fire damage. For example, you may need to remove drywall that has been damaged by smoke or water from the fire event. You may also need to have the carpeting, business fixtures, and upholstered surfaces professionally cleaned. Some areas may need to be fully reconstructed, such as those that have been burned by the flames. When you are preparing for fire damage repair services, it is important to consider all aspects of the work that needs to be done before you decide how to proceed. Then call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta. Your time and lost business revenue should be of paramount importance. 

While you need all of the work completed with professional results, you also need them performed promptly so that operations can resume in full swing as soon as possible. You could attempt to contract with different service providers to repair the various types of damage on the property, but this is often not the most efficient method available. Working with one company like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta that has the skills and experience to handle all aspects of the repair process may be the most effective option available. 

When your commercial building has suffered fire damage, you may struggle with what steps you need to take to get the property repaired and operations back up and running again soon. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta offers professional fire damage repair services for commercial properties, and we are the local company that you trust to respond to requests for emergency service without delay. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do for your property after a fire, look no further than our office. Call us today at (805) 963-0606.

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta can handle commercial fires

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Inside commercial building fire SERVPRO can help with the restoration after a commercial fire

When your commercial property has been severely compromised by fire damage, you will need to rely on the expert assistance of a locally owned and operated restoration service. The damage caused by fire doesn't end when the flames are put out. On the contrary, even after the initial fire has been extinguished, a host of other problems may develop. 

When it comes to professionally controlling the commercial fire damage in your workplace, your best bet is to contact the restoration service that has experience in dealing with such essential matters, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta. While the fire itself may have caused considerable damage to your property, other elements, such as debris, smoke, and mold growth, may also threaten to make it uninhabitable and keep your doors closed. When you call SERVPRO, we can immediately begin the cleanup process to get your business back in business.

A professional commercial fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta offers an all-encompassing solution. We will send a team of friendly and knowledgeable service professionals to begin an immediate inspection of the property. Afterward, we will present you with a comprehensive diagnosis of the problem along with an estimate of the cost for our services. You are under absolutely no obligation until you agree to have our team begin restoration work on your property, as noted.

Once the initial assessment and inspection have been completed, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta will conduct a comprehensive cleanup and restoration program. We will safely discard remaining debris, remediate any mold or other bacterial growth, and clean up any stains and blemishes that the fire may have caused. We will also remove stubborn odors that may still be lingering in the building by utilizing ozone machines and foggers. 

When it comes to cleaning up the damage left behind by commercial fire damage, the essence of our service is to focus on efforts to restore rather than replace the existing property. Restoration will speed up the process to get your business up and running again. This will minimize the loss of profits that would be increased if you had to wait for a new property to be built. We also focus on restoration of damaged documents, retail stock, and furnishings to expedite your re-opening. "Like it never even happened."

When it comes to dealing with the effects of Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley commercial fire damage, we are your locally owned and operated restoration and cleanup authority. When fire damage threatens your property in Santa Barbara, or nearby areas, such as Montecito, Goleta, Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton or Santa Ynez, we will be there to assist you. Call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara at (805) 963-0606.

Getting rid of the moisture in your commercial property prevents the mold

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

drying water damage SERVPRO uses special equipment for drying water to prevent further damage to your property

Water Removal From Your Santa Barbara Property

If your commercial or residential property in Santa Barbara is exposed to water damage, getting rid of the moisture is a must. Water damage can give rise to the development and spread of toxic molds initiated by mold spores. These spores occur naturally in all environments and the trick is not to let standing water nurture their growth. When you contract a high-quality water restoration service like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara,  we make sure you won't have to grapple with those kind of unwanted after effects.

A call to SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta will get our trained professionals to your home quickly. Prior to beginning their water removal efforts, the company's technicians will identify the source of the water damage, assess the situation, and establish an action plan. Powerful pumps and wet-vacs start the removal of large quantities of water to help off-set possible secondary water damage. The water remediation specialists will also use sanitizer to disinfect your property, a key treatment in preventing the growth and proliferation of mold and bacteria. After the removal of all insulation or wet drywall, dehumidifiers and air-movers are set up to dry any affected framing.

Although water damage can be a taxing reality to deal with, knowing a proper course of action can prevent stress for you and preserve the structural integrity of your property. To ensure that you react to the results of water damage effectively, it's important that you call professionals who can handle the remediation and restoration processes with skill and speed. The team to trust is SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta. Their skill set includes a sense of urgency to restore your structure and property to its previous condition in the quickest time possible.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood or water damage event. 

Please call us at (805) 963-0606 

Tips for water damage in your commercial property

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in an office Water damage in a Solvang office

Tips from SERVPRO of Santa Barbara for Your Commercial Water Damage

Water damage is a concern that commercial property owners may face at any given moment. However, there are things that business owners can do to  decrease losses, reduce their stress, and limit financial expenditures. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez suggests the following tips to help you make this event less damaging to your business.

Do's
1. The source of the water damage must be located and repaired. If more than turning off a faucet, unclogging a drain, or turning off the main supply line is required, call a plumber or maintenance. React quickly.
2. Take pictures of the areas of the property, equipment, and furnishings that have been damaged by water. Normally, water damage is covered under a business insurance policy but flooding by a storm may not be covered under the general policy. If an insurance adjuster is called in to estimate damages and repair costs, we suggest that SERVPRO is also contacted to meet and coordinate water damage restoration plans with your adjuster. We have working relationships, or are an approved vendor, for over 315 insurance companies, property management companies and federal, state, and local government agencies.
3. Contact a commercial water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta to complete the water removal, clean up, drying, repair, and content restoration processes. A restoration company should have the attributes that will indicate a well-organized, trained and equipped company to fit your needs:

  • IICRC certification
    • A good Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating
    • Good online reviews and testimonials from past customers
    • Competitive rates, no overselling of unneeded services
    • 24/7 emergency services, with rapid response to location
    • Great customer service, from start to completion

    DON’Ts
    1. Don't try to clean up the water damage yourself if there are large amounts of water. Wicking and absorption of water into drywall, furniture and flooring requires special drying techniques as water travels faster and farther than most people expect. Deep standing water can hide hazards.  Given that you do not possess the specialized equipment and protective gear necessary to protect yourself against these hazards, attempting to complete the water damage cleanup process yourself could increase your susceptibility to injury and illness.
    2. In the case of massive water intrusion, do not reenter the commercial property before receiving approval. Personal safety and preservation of property are of paramount importance.
    3. Don't try to use newspaper to absorb water on any upholstery or fabrics as the ink may run causing staining. 
    4. Don't walk over wet carpet unless doing so is unavoidable.
    5. Don't turn on any appliances or business machines. 

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large or small commercial water or flood damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Goleta or big box store in Santa Barbara or a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.   Call us 24/7 for immediate assistance. (805) 963-0606