Rain on the Horizon: A Glimpse of Winter Weather in Milpitas
As we transition from the warmth of summer into the cooler months, a light rain shower in Milpitas on October 22nd served as a gentle reminder that winter is on the horizon. While winter in California may not bring the blizzards seen in some parts of the country, it does come with its own unique set of challenges. At SERVPRO® of Milpitas, we want to take this opportunity to discuss how to prepare for the winter season and share some tips to protect your home from potential weather-related disasters.
1. Roof Inspections:
The rain and potential storms that winter can bring may expose vulnerabilities in your roof. Before winter arrives, it's a good idea to schedule a professional roof inspection. This will help identify any needed repairs or maintenance to prevent leaks and water damage.
2. Gutter Maintenance:
Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, potentially causing damage to your home's foundation or interior. Ensure your gutters are clean and free from debris to allow proper drainage during winter rains.
3. Exterior Maintenance:
Inspect the exterior of your home for cracks, gaps, or damaged siding. These vulnerabilities can allow moisture to seep into your home, leading to water damage and mold growth. Seal any openings to keep the cold and wet weather outside.
4. Emergency Kits:
It's wise to have an emergency kit ready in case of power outages or weather-related issues. Include essentials like flashlights, extra batteries, non-perishable food, blankets, and a first-aid kit. Don't forget to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they're in working order.
5. Fireplace and Chimney Safety:
If you have a fireplace, have it inspected and cleaned before you start using it during the winter season. Ensuring the chimney is clear of creosote buildup and other potential hazards is vital to fire safety.
6. Insulation and Heating:
Proper insulation is key to keeping your home warm and energy-efficient during the winter. Check your windows and doors for drafts, and consider adding weather stripping or caulk to seal any gaps. Also, make sure your heating system is in good working condition.
With the recent rain in Milpitas serving as a reminder, it's time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter season. By taking proactive steps now, you can protect your home from potential weather-related disasters. However, if you do encounter any water or fire damage issues this winter, remember that SERVPRO of Milpitas is here to assist you. Stay tuned for more winter preparedness tips and insights as we head into the colder months.
What to Do When There Is Water Damage in Your Milpitas Home or Business
Here at SERVPRO of Milpitas, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water-related emergencies. Whether it’s a small project like a leaky toilet or a major project like a flood, we are ready to handle it. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial; a delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Think about filling your bathtub, it takes 5 minutes on average to fill 30 gallons. Imagine all of that water being pumped into your bathtub is going onto your floors and walls instead. It is extremely important to contact SERVPRO of Milpitas as soon as you notice water damage. When you call, we will ask you several questions regarding the emergency, your contact information, and your insurance. These questions will help us assess the severity of the situation and what equipment and resources to bring. Our team at SERVPRO of Milpitas have taken specially designed training courses and have IICRC certification for water damage treatment and restoration. Do not hesitate to contact us anytime at (408) 714-0022 or email us at office@SERVPROmilpitas.com
SERVPRO of Milpitas uses the latest moisture detection and measurement equipment
SERVPRO of Milpitas is proud to use the latest moisture detection and measurement equipment. It allows us to quickly identify and measure the extent of water damage to begin the restoration process as soon as possible. Our highly trained professionals can use this equipment to detect even the slightest traces of moisture so that no area is left untouched.
How the SERVPRO System of Cleaning and Restoration can help determine if there has been environmental damage on your residential or commercial property
SERVPRO of Milpitas offers a wide range of services to help you determine if there has been environmental damage on your residential or commercial property. Our team of highly trained and certified professionals uses the latest equipment and techniques to detect and measure the extent of any water damage. We also have extensive experience dealing with environmental emergencies to provide you with the best possible solution for your needs.
PLEASE NOTE: SERVPRO of Milpitas does not recommend mold testing without the presence of moisture. If a room has been dry for more than 48 hours, there is no need to test or treat mold.
Why you should contact SERVPRO of Milpitas for a 24/7 emergency response
If you're experiencing a water emergency, it's essential to contact a professional restoration company as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Milpitas has the latest moisture detection and measurement equipment, so we can quickly identify and measure the extent of the damage. Mildew and mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours after a water event if the home is not adequately dried out. In addition, moisture trapped in walls or under flooring provides a warm environment for mold, mildew, and bacteria to grow. Our highly trained professionals can use this equipment to detect even the slightest traces of moisture, ensuring that no area is left untouched.
SERVPRO strives to make every customer satisfied with our restoration services. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help your business or home, contact us today at (408) 714-0022.