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Water damage restoration services from the experts at SERVPRO of San Mateo

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage restoration services from the experts at SERVPRO of San Mateo If you have Water Damage, call SERVPRO of San Mateo at 650-931-6060 at any time

Water damage could be caused by storm rain water flooding and residual dampness from home or commercial building leaks and ground seepage. 

Our method of repairing and restoring damage caused by water goes several steps beyond simple “cleaning up”.  Water removal is just the first immediate step.  The end goal is to ensure that you home is dry and protected from future damage.

Water restoration services consist of the following procedures:

Water Removal: Removing and pumping out excess water begins the restoration process.

Deodorization:  Foul odors can be eliminated by applying techniques such as ozone treatment, crystals, dry fogging, and wet fogging. Because we are a San Mateo County and Bay Area professional water damage restoration provider and a locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise we have access to and utilize state-of-the-art equipment and materials for all of our services to provide the highest quality results.

Mold and Mildew Removal: A new product available to disinfect mold outbreaks is called SERVPROXIDE™.  To achieve long-term results, this procedure must be performed by an expert restoration services provider.  Using scientific technology, technicians can kill and remove developing mold and mildew.

Drying and Dehumidifying: Extremely effective air moving and monitoring equipment is put in place to remove extremes. These processes are necessary to remove moisture in the air and on walls, floors etc.

Content Restoration: This procedure involves cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting clothing, draperies, furnishings, beds, mattresses, carpets, sofas etc. These items can be successfully restored, but prompt action must be taken because harmful microbes, mildew and mold grow very fast in a damp environment.

Decontamination: Water restoration services also decontaminate and clean any items that are able to be restored.

SERVPRO of San Mateo will respond quickly to your water damage emergency.  24/7

(650) 931-6060

San Mateo Mold Removal

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation San Mateo Mold Removal Black Mold Growth

We get a number of calls each week from San Mateo homeowners concerned that they may have mold. The truth is, 9 times out of 10, if you suspect you have mold, you do. By that time, you probably have noticed a musty smell, or even potentially have seen mold growth on your walls or personal items.

 The next usual question is - well is this going to be covered by my homeowner's insurance? And that's a tricky question to answer, because there's no firm answer either way! Sometimes mold removal and remediation is covered by your homeowner's policy if it was caused by a "covered peril", like sudden water damage, otherwise more than likely the answer is going to be no. If you suspect you have a mold problem though, don't hesitate to give our team a call. This is our specialty after all, and we offer on site assessments to help you determine a path forward.  Simply call the SERVPRO of San Mateo office at 650-931-6060, and one of our team members would be happy to schedule a free mold walk through assessment. Then, we can provide you with a free estimate and talk to you about your options.

SERVPRO Property Damage Restoration

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Property Damage Restoration SERVPRO of San Mateo taking care of commercial water damage in San Francisco, California.

 

When you choose SERVPRO of San Mateo for your San Mateo County restoration project we provide the very best in business experience and project management best practices. 

Out workflow is standardized with proprietary software that aligns technology with the actual work being performed.  This results in open communication with our customers, our projects managers and technicians leading to excellent service quality.

Our work begins with Phases and Steps which is a fluid organized structure of steps each requiring performance completion determined by the type and complexity of the project.  Tasks and Activities are highly refined actions within each step overseen by a trained SERVPRO supervisor.  As you can imagine residential and commercial restoration requires differing, unique and individualized tasks. 

We assign a designated project manager specifically for the commercial project who is the point of contact (POC) and single source of decision making and project oversight who ensures that the agreed upon scope of work is achieved.   The key to any project is effective and consistent communication. This benefit to you, our commercial customer is enormous! 

Commercial loss requires immediate service. Our customers are our priority and with an emergency action plan in place SERVPRO can do what we do best – property damage restoration – to maintain safety, minimize property loss and restore business continuity. 

Perhaps the most important advice we can give to any commercial facility in our Northern California area is the necessity of contacting us for an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).  Having an ERP on file with SERVPRO of San Mateo BEFORE a catastrophic commercial damage event occurs save your business operation countless time and expense because immediate actionable steps at your specific location have been identified and documented allowing our restoration experts to hit the ground running. 

Because our credibility, awareness and customer trust is already in place before SERVPRO technicians arrive on-site you can understand why SERVPRO is the best restoration vendor to choose.

Contact us at (650) 931-6060

Burlingame Mold Clean Up

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Burlingame Mold Clean Up SERVPRO of San Mateo has to determine how wet the materials are before beginning the clean up and drying process.

One does not simply remove mold, as you can see in this mold cleanup from our San Mateo franchise. We go through extensive training, certifications, and procedures established by law to remove mold from your home or business. Doing a quick sweep or squirt of bleach doesn't help, and may make things worse. 

Mold cleanup in Burlingame

Mold cleanup may seem like such a drag, especially in an area that already has so much moisture in the air. However, there are ways to keep away mold long term. This technique requires professionalism, commitment, and good building materials. To get started on the process, SERVPRO can help!

The services we provide

Most people don't understand the work that's involved when dealing with mold; they just don't want to deal with it. We completely understand! From containment to removal, to cleaning and demolition, we do it all. Our project managers are also incredibly knowledgeable and work throughout San MateoBurlingameHillsborough and the surrounding areas.

San Mateo Water Damage

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

24-Hour Emergency Service

Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Bay Area property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

Please follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today 650-931-6060

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of San Mateo is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the San Mateo community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We proudly serve San Mateo, CA, and surrounding areas.

Why Choose SERVPRO of San Mateo?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO has over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster. If your San Mateo home or business is affected by water damage, we can provide an immediate emergency response that helps to prevent secondary damage and mold.

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We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

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We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

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Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Every water damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

San Mateo Fire Damage

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage San Mateo Fire Damage This fire was caused by an Internet Router Box. SERVPRO of San Mateo was able to attend this Fire Loss

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your Bay Area home may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.

SERVPRO of San Mateo specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (650) 931-6060

Why Choose SERVPRO of San Mateo?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

When your San Mateo home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of San Mateo is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

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We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

There is no substitute for training and experience. As fire and water damage specialists, our business is built upon fire and water restoration expertise. We have the knowledge and the specialized equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

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Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption.

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of San Mateo is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We proudly serve San Mateo, CA, and surrounding areas.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
(650) 931-6060

Get Over Disaster Faster With A Business Recovery Plan

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

General Get Over Disaster Faster With A Business Recovery Plan Prepare for Emergencies with A Recovery Plan

Emergency management officials often say that the best time to prepare for disaster is before any threat is on the horizon. Being proactive by creating and testing a disaster plan for your business allows you to have everything needed in place, increasing the odds that your company will survive the storm and be able to get back to business quickly after a catastrophe. There are several things you need to do when crafting a disaster recovery plan.


IDENTIFY THE RISKS

Some disasters are universal; for example, fire is always a threat. The risk of other disasters, like hurricanes or earthquakes, varies depending on your location. First, determine what types of disaster are most likely to impact your business. Then, identify how various disasters would affect your operations and plan accordingly. Emergency management agencies in your area are a good resource.


EVALUATE YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE

Review your insurance and make certain that you understand exactly what it covers. Does it provide sufficient compensation for physical losses? Will you be able to restore crucial materials and equipment? Is flood damage covered? What about business interruption?


PINPOINT CRITICAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Certain business functions are absolute necessities. Who and what will you need in order to keep things functioning in the wake of a disaster? Work up a list of responsibilities and assign them to your employees so that everyone is prepared to respond effectively.


PLAN TO COMMUNICATE

Communications often break down in a crisis, so it is important that you have a plan in place. Draft a list of emergency contacts and store it in multiple locations. Know who will provide notifications and how they will do so.


BACK UP VITAL DATA

Make it standard procedure to back up all critical data regularly. Backups should be stored in an off-site location. Copies of insurance policies, legal papers and other important records should also be stowed safely.


PROTECT YOUR TECH

Prepare to protect your technology by developing a recovery plan for your information technology. Make certain that it includes a way to regain Internet access, resource requirements, data restoration plans, and procedures for the recovery of computers, wireless devices, networks, servers, apps and your data.


CREATE A RELOCATION STRATEGY

What happens if a disaster renders your location unusable? What arrangement would allow you to keep operating? Is telecommuting a possibility? Would you rent facilities or temporarily share space with other businesses?


IDENTIFY ESSENTIAL SUPPLIERS

What suppliers and other businesses are vital to your operations? Identify alternative vendors so that you will know where to turn if a regular one is unable to deliver due to an emergency. In addition, identify a restoration company that can help you get your company’s premises back to normal. 
Every emergency is unique, and following the directives of the emergency management authorities in your area is essential for the safety of you and your employees. When it’s time to begin the recovery process, count on SERVPRO. With more than 16,500 franchises, we have the resources necessary to get the job done so that you can get back to business. We can respond quickly with highly trained restoration technicians who employ specialized techniques and equipment to restore your business or home back to pre-disaster condition.
Contact SERVPRO today to request our assistance or learn more about our disaster recovery options, storm damage cleanup and restoration services.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage Restoration Flooding which Caused Water Damage

We use water every day. We play in it, bathe in it, drink it, and take it for granted as we use it for a million and one things. Water permeates our lives, but we rarely recognize just how powerful it can be. Frankly, most people do not give a single thought to its destructive capacity until the realities of water and flood damage make it impossible to ignore.


THE REALITIES OF WATER DAMAGE

Water can enter your commercial facility in a multitude of ways, and it does not take long for damage to occur. The presence of small amounts of water for even a short time in areas that are not intended to be wet can result in water stains, rot, warping and mold contamination. Sometimes that damage is readily apparent. In other cases, it is hidden away in areas that are difficult to see. Regardless of where the problem is, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your property. How should you tackle commercial water damage? With the likelihood of unseen damage and the ease with which mold contamination can spread, the best solution is generally to call in a professional restoration company.


SOURCES OF WATER DAMAGE

Whether it flows in through gaps in a commercial building’s envelope, escapes from internal plumbing or materializes out of thin air as condensation, water often finds its way into places it does not belong. Sometimes, a natural weather event is the culprit; a massive storm causes flooding, a wind event damages the building and lets the rain inside, or ice builds up and pushes melted snow under shingles and into the structure. It may seem counterintuitive, but fire is another source of water damage because water is intentionally introduced into the building to put out the flames. Plumbing issues like broken sprinklers, leaking pipes, hot water heater troubles and overflowing toilets are also common causes of water damage. Even high humidity can introduce enough moisture to cause problems.


SIGNS OF WATER DAMAGE

The sight of water where it should not be is an obvious red flag. Other signs that suggest water damage include stains and discolorations on walls, floors or ceilings, surfaces that are buckling or warped, areas that are crumbling or rotten, and the pungent, musty odor of mold. Unfortunately, water damage can be difficult to detect because it often extends into unseen areas like inside walls and crawl spaces. Even if the primary flooding event occurs in an area that is readily accessible, water can seep into these hidden spaces, and if they are not properly addressed, you have an ideal recipe for water damage and nasty mold growth that can negatively impact the health of you, your employees and your customers.


DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE

If you suspect that you are dealing with commercial water damage, time is of the essence because any delay can result in damage that is more extensive. The premier water damage restoration company in the United States, SERVPRO can provide the assistance you need to get your commercial facility back in business quickly. When you call on us, our skilled technicians will:
• Conduct a detailed inspection of the property. This involves identifying the source of the water and getting it stopped, assessing the damage and noting any safety concerns, and moving furniture and other items to prevent stains and promote drying.
• Remove the water with vacuums and powerful pumps.
• Dry the space with professional-grade air movers and dehumidifiers. Tools like moisture meters and infrared cameras may be used to ensure hidden water is located and addressed.
• Clean and sanitize affected areas and items. Our water damage experts will use specialized cleaning techniques to restore any items that are salvageable and see to the proper disposal of materials that are beyond repair. They will also apply antimicrobial, antibacterial or disinfectant treatments as needed and deodorize the space to eliminate unpleasant odors.
• Restore your space to the condition it was in before the water damage occurred. This can involve installing new drywall, repairing or replacing flooring, and painting.
SERVPRO specializes in dealing with water damage and we are always close enough to answer your call. Offering 24/7 emergency services, we have the resources to respond quickly and the expertise to handle water damage events of all sizes effectively. To request our assistance or learn more about our commercial water damage services, call us today.

Mold and Your Commercial Property's HVAC System

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold and Your Commercial Property's HVAC System Mold Growth in HVAC System

While mold growth in a commercial facility can be the result of a variety of factors, its HVAC system is often the culprit. With their extensive assemblage of drain pans, ducts, piping, filters and heat exchangers, these systems can provide an ideal environment for mold growth if they are not properly maintained. They also offer a convenient pathway for mold spores that can allow them to spread throughout the facility. For effective mold prevention, detection and removal, it is vital that facility managers have a good understanding of mold and how it interacts with an HVAC system.


UNDERSTANDING MOLD

Mold is always present; it is considered a problem when growth is visible on interior surfaces, reaches excessive levels or features species different from those present in outside air. To flourish, mold requires an acceptable temperature, a food source and sufficient moisture. Unfortunately, the temperatures that people prefer to maintain indoors are conducive to mold growth. Food sources like wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, carpeting, furnishings and drywall are also readily available in most buildings. This means that controlling or eliminating moisture is the best strategy for preventing mold growth.


ASSESSING YOUR HVAC SYSTEM FOR MOLD

Issues with the design, installation or maintenance of its HVAC system can leave a commercial facility vulnerable to mold. When assessing the HVAC system for mold, there are several key components that should be inspected, including:
Drain pans and coils. Cooling cools pull humidity from the air. The resulting condensate water should drip into a drain pan and exit the system via a deep seal trap, but improper design or maintenance of the drain pain can result in standing water, an ideal microbial habitat. Proper sloping and regular cleaning of the drain pan allow it to function appropriately.
Dehumidification equipment. The wet surfaces found here can supply the moisture necessary for mold growth. Periodically treating them to prevent microbial growth is crucial, but care must be taken to avoid dampening duct linings.
Cooling towers. Water quality monitoring and periodic chemical treatment can help prevent microbial growth. If sediment accumulation is an issue, physical cleaning may also be required.
Outdoor air dampers. Debris on screens and grills can build up, blocking them and providing a harbor for mold growth. Regular cleaning can head off potential problems.
Ducts. While some dust is to be expected, areas that are subject to restricted airflow or moisture are susceptible to contamination. Spaces with duct lining can also be more vulnerable. To avert trouble, maintain filters, coils and drip pans, protect key system components from moisture accumulation, and repair any water damage promptly. It also helps to minimize the buildup of dust and debris by performing the appropriate housekeeping, especially during any renovation or construction.
Air filters. To prevent contaminants from entering the system, filters should fit properly and match the expected airflows. They need to be changed regularly, and fans should be shut off during the process to avoid contamination. 
Air intakes. Groupings of organic material in or near HVAC intakes should raise a red flag. Droppings from birds or bats and debris from areas near garbage cans, standing rain water, drainage ponds, vegetation or freshly disturbed earth can result in elevated levels of airborne fungal spores. Return-air plenum. The space above ceiling tiles is often employed as a return-air plenum, so it is important to follow the code that restricts material in the plenum to avoid contamination and ensure uninterrupted airflow.


DEALING WITH MOLD

The interior structures of commercial HVAC systems offer numerous reservoirs where moisture can linger, creating a perfect environment for mold, and remediation can be incredibly challenging. If mold cleanup is required, it is critical that it be completed by trained workers who have the right tools for the job because the proper use of isolation procedures, decontamination methods and personal protective equipment is crucial. If done incorrectly, attempts at mold removal can damage components of the HVAC system and may actually spread the mold spores to new areas. Many facility managers prefer to rely on professional mold remediation services.


SERVPRO’S PROFESSIONAL MOLD REMEDIATION SERVICES

If you suspect that your HVAC system or any other part of your commercial property has been contaminated by mold, turn to the professionals at SERVPRO. Our experienced technicians are fully certified, so you can be confident that they have the knowledge and expertise needed to tackle even the toughest mold problems. When you contact us for mold remediation services, we will:
• Respond promptly. • Perform an expert assessment to pinpoint the locations of visible and hidden mold. • Use advanced containment methods to isolate areas with active fungal growth and prevent the spread of the mold. • Remove microscopic mold spores from the air with specialized filtration equipment. • Apply anti-fungal treatments to eliminate mold growth and properly dispose of any mold-infested materials that cannot be salvaged. • Employ a variety of techniques to clean and sanitize any affected items and deodorize the area. • Provide restoration services that return the area to its preloss condition.


At SERVPRO, we take pride in being your best resource for mold remediation. If water or fire has damaged your property, our commercial restoration services can get you back in business fast. With more than 40 years in the industry, an award-winning training program, a variety of specialized cleaning services, we are ready to tackle your most challenging jobs. Offering 24/7 emergency services, we are there whenever you need us, and you can always count on our professional team to leave your commercial property looking its best. Call us today to explore our full range of services or request our assistance.

After the Disaster

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage After the Disaster Interior Flooding in San Mateo and the Bay Area

Surviving a natural disaster that strikes your home or business is only the beginning; recovering from the event inevitably brings new challenges. While property owners carry insurance to protect their investments and facilitate a recovery, failure to understand the finer points of these policies can set the stage for frustration and hardship. What exactly is the role of insurance in disaster recovery? It is a surprisingly difficult question; the answer varies widely depending on numerous factors. These factors include the insurance policies in place, the type of disaster, the geography of the area and its history of disaster.

THE RISING COST OF DISASTER

Disasters are emotionally devastating, and they often pack a bruising financial punch as well. They are also on the rise. Tornadoes and thunderstorms were the costliest type of disaster, racking up insured losses of more than $25 billion, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Insurance companies also paid out another $5.5 billion for insured losses caused by hurricanes. Other forms of disaster like floods, earthquakes, fires and landslides also contributed to the rising cost of disaster.
With both the number of disasters and their costs increasing, insurance companies are taking steps to ensure that they have the dollars needed to pay for insured losses by limiting the amount paid out for reconstruction, offering smaller reimbursements for common types of damage and requiring higher deductibles. Why do property owners accept these less generous policies? For many, the choice is driven by a desire or need for lower, more affordable insurance premiums.

THE FLOOD PROBLEM

While property owners should always be aware of what their insurance does and does not cover, there is one type of disaster that demands special attention: flooding. The most common form of disaster, floods can be triggered by hurricanes, storms, landslides, earthquakes and other catastrophes, and the damage they cause is typically not covered by standard homeowner insurance policies. Unfortunately, many property owners do not realize that fact until it is too late. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a third of U.S. heads of household mistakenly believe that flood damage is covered by a standard homeowner policy; it is a costly misunderstanding that can leave property owners without the financial means to recover after a disaster.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that flood claims averaged over $2.9 billion a year. Unsurprisingly, residents living in high-risk areas made the majority of the claims; after all, statistics show that a home in these locations has a 1 in 4 chance of flooding during a 30-year period. However, individuals living in other places can still suffer damages. One-fifth of flood claims are made by people living in lower-risk areas.

UNDERSTANDING FLOOD INSURANCE

A mere 20 percent of the homes in the United States that are at risk for flooding are covered by flood insurance. Why do so few people have coverage for flooding? Part of the problem is that most private insurers will not offer flood insurance because they simply cannot make the economics work thanks to a concept known as adverse selection. What is adverse selection? Simply put, it means that the people at greatest risk are most likely to buy insurance. Normally, insurers offer coverage to a large amount of customers, charging each a small fee. Not everyone will suffer damage, and the amount the insurers collect allows them to pay for the claims filed by those who do while still making a reasonable profit. However, in a perfect example of adverse selection, the people who tend to purchase flood insurance are also the ones who live near large bodies of water and have the greatest risk of suffering flood damage. Individuals who view flooding as unlikely are generally uninterested in buying flood insurance. As a result, the pool of people willing to pay for flood insurance is not large enough to generate sufficient funds to meet the demand created by people making flood claims. 
If private insurers do not offer flood insurance, what can property owners concerned about flooding do? Policies are available that are backed by the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program. Here, participating communities agree to meet FEMA's guidelines for reducing flood risk. In return, they receive the promise of federal help if a flooding event occurs. Both property owners and renters who live in a participating area can buy flood insurance. Costs vary widely. The price tag for this type of policy is determined by the deductible selected, the amount of coverage purchased, the condition of the property and its location.

PROTECTING YOUR PROPERTY FROM FLOODING

How would you recover if your home or business was damaged by flooding? Insuring your home or business is one of the best ways to protect your property and increase the chances that you will have the assets you need to recover from a disastrous flood. Be sure that you understand your policy, and do not wait until a storm is imminent to buy flood insurance. In most cases, there is a 30-day period between when the policy is purchased and when it goes into effect. 
If flooding or some other type of disaster does damage your residential or commercial property, SERVPRO of San Mateo can help. We are capable of responding rapidly to catastrophes of all shapes and sizes. As trusted leaders in the restoration industry, we understand that delay can result in additional damage. That is why we are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Our highly skilled technicians are trained in water damage restoration and structural drying, and they have the professional equipment needed to get the job done properly. If you need assistance recovering from a disaster or would like to learn more about our services, contact SERVPRO of San Mateo today.  650-931-6060