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Why YOU Should Recycle...

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

What YOU Should Recycle...

SERVPRO of Tracy has some insight on recycling waste.

USA Waste

  1. Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every hour.
  2. The United States of America is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.
  3. Americans toss out enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
  4. The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2 billion trees per year.
  5. Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper.
  6. Manufacturers produce more than 15 million tons of expanded polystyrene (aka, StyrofoamTM) each year, but we recycle less than 1% of it.
  7. According to the EPA, yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 24% of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream.
  8. The US population discards each year 16 billion diapers, 1.6 billion pens, 2 billion razor blades, and 220 million car tires each year.

Recycling & Energy

  1. Recycling aluminum requires 95% less energy than making aluminum from raw materials, and produces 95% less air pollution and 97% less water pollution.
  2. Only 10% of the 140.3 million cell phones retired in 2007 were recycled. If we recycled all of the cell phones retired each year, we would save enough energy to power 18,500 homes for a year.
  3. Recycling one million laptops saves enough energy to power 3,657 American homes in a year.
  4. Recycling paper takes 60% less energy than making paper form raw materials.
  5. Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.
  6. Recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials.
  7. Over a ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled, including 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 160 pounds of feldspar. Source: Keep America Beautiful.
  8. The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials.

Any job is not too big or small for any kinds of water damage. SERVPRO of Tracy has the tools for your needs. Call 209-834-0200.

What To Do During a Power Outage?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

 Are you Prepared for a Power Outage at Home or at Work?

To prevent revenue loss during a power outage due to weather or small critters, follow these steps.

SERVPRO of Tracy has some tips for your safety during a power outage, it’s important to have a plan of action.

  1. Make sure your employees can locate the meter and electric service room.
  2. Make sure there are emergency lights in the meter room.
  3. Have flashlights available.
  4. Turn everything off.
  5. Use your cell phone to find out if the outage is limited to your building or if other locations in your area are affected.
  6. When electricity is restored, only turn on essential equipment. Then slowly start turning stuff back on after 20-30 mins.

SERVPRO of Tracy says to consider investing in backup generators. This can give your commercial property temporary power until the electric company gets it back up and running.

Call 209-834-0200 if you have any questions.

Tips to Avoid Cigarette Fires at Home

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fire safety is one of the most important way we can protect our family at home. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Tracy is here for you. 

5 Tips For Preventing Home Cigarette Fires

An estimated 5% of reported home fires were started by smoking materials.

Smoking poses a threat to your home when you have improper habits. Following these five guidelines will protect you from any potential cigarette fire.

1. Use an Appropriate Container

An ashtray with a wide base or bucket full of sand should be around in areas where you typically smoke. When using an ashtray, it should be stable on a surface to prevent accidental knockdowns. Keeping it stable prevents it from spilling and starting an ashtray fire from a still smoldering cigarette.

If possible, the container should also be kept away from any building to add distance between the flame remnant and all flammable structures.

2. Completely Put Out Cigarettes

When you are finished smoking, it’s advised to add water to the ashes and cigarette butt to completely remove the fire and it's risks. If you ever have to  step away or need to stop smoking, you should put out your cigarette to avoid leaving a lit one unattended.

3. Smoke Only When Fully Awake

If you are taking medicine that makes you drowsy or are sleep deprived, it is best to avoid smoking. If you pass out while smoking, you will likely drop your cigarette. Since you are asleep, you will also have a harder time escaping or stopping any growing cigarette fire. Smoking while sleepy puts your home at risk.

4. Only Smoke Outside Your Home

There is a sizable difference in the number of flammable objects when comparing a typical indoor and outdoor environment. Your furniture, curtains, trash bin, mattress and bedding can all be ignited by a loose cigarette. It is much safer to smoke outside and remain there until you are finished.

5. Avoid Smoking Around Oxygen Tanks

Oxygen is very sensitive to fire. Lit cigarettes should be kept away from anyone using medical oxygen or places where it’s stored.

As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Tracy is always here for you. Call us 24/7/365 days a year at 209-834-0200.

15 Years of Loyal Service Award !!

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy is proud to receive an award for last 15 Years of Loyal Service to SERVPRO Franchise.

We at SERVPRO of Tracy is honored to receive an award for last 15 Years of Loyal Service to SERVPRO Franchise.

  • Our History 

Since 2006, SERVPRO of Tracy has been helping the people of Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop, Mountain House, Ripon and French Camp. More than several hundreds of satisfied and repeated customers have called upon us to restore their property.

  • Committed to Our Community

Owner Mr. Randy and Bal leadership team grew up and raised their families in this community. We are invested in the future of our community and our customers’ needs. As we’ve grown, our mission has never changed. We serve the people, the businesses and organizations of Tracy that help make our community great. We help organizations such as BBB and FPI Managements and are dedicated to partnering with Chambers of Commerce.

  • Why SERVPRO? / The SERVPRO Difference

Our motto is “Like it never even happened.”  We offer the highest possible standard of professionalism in the restoration, cleanup and mitigation of your home or business and have gained the reputation as the premier water, fire and mold remediation service in City of Tracy and the surrounding areas.

Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, for any kind of after water damage. Like toilet overflow, back up of sewage or broken pipes of toilet or fire damage please call today SERVPRO of Tracy at 209-834-0200

COVID-19 Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned...

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Tracy if you have any questions or concerns! We are here to help 24/7, 365 days a year!

At SERVPRO of Tracy, being  open for business is just the beginning of our journey forward. Customers still wonder whether the businesses they patronize are safe.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Are you ready to communicate with your customers and employees that you’ve chosen a higher standard of cleanliness for all Americans? Are you ready to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard—you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business or home become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO of Tracy professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE™, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting while our certified technicians use proper PPE, we will help ensure you and your business are set up to inspire customer confidence now and in the future as health remains at the center of consumer concern. 

Cleaning and disinfecting can reduce the risk of spreading infection by reducing and killing germs on surfaces people frequently touch.

SERVPRO of  Tracy is here to help you with the clean up your property needs.  Just call 209-834-0200

Safety During Holidays

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Tracy, have Holiday Fire Safety Tips. Put a Freeze on Holiday Fires! 

The holidays are a time when we put aside practicality to indulge tradition and  fantasy. We hang many lights from the rooftops and all around the house and bring live trees into our living rooms. We all need to take a break from the normal routine we are in day in and day, but the magic of the holidays can be ruined so quickly by a serious injury or carelessly placed candle.

SERVPRO of Tracy has some holiday tips that will keep you safe to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends!

Make sure to check the wiring on your Christmas lights. If the wires are frayed, replace them, even if they still work. The cost of new lights is minimal compared to the cost of fire damage restoration.

Next, SERVPRO encourages you to keep an eye on the weather while traveling.  If freezing temps are on their way while you will be out of town, make sure to wrap pipes, cover plants and take cold weather precautions just in case!

Also, candles are one of the top causes of holiday fire damage. You could possibly use battery-operated lights instead of candles to lower your risk of a accidental fire. If candles are needed for your holiday traditions, or are just too hard to part with, be careful not to place them too close to flammable curtains, greeting cards, or your Christmas tree.

SERVPRO of Tracy wants you to enjoy the holiday season with as much safety as possible!

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Tracy - Call us at 209-834-0200....

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Hi There!

As we all know, October is all about Breast Cancer Awareness. Also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to advocate for men and women in their fight against breast cancer. 
  • It’s because they have been personally affected by the disease. Breast cancer is also a recognized occupational cancer for fire fighters.
  • Don't forget to donate to local charities such as Bras for a cause! Or any charities of your choice or in your town
  • Wear pink T-shirts to promote breast cancer awareness.
  • And also don't forget that when fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of Tracy helps you take it back!
  • Call 209-834-0200 if you have any questions...

Networking Mixer Hosted by SERVPRO of Tracy

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Networking Mixer Hosted by SERVPRO of Tracy

Networking Mixer Hosted by SERVPRO of Tracy!

Please come and celebrate fall with  SERVPRO of Tracy and the Tracy Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 22 from 5.00pm to 6:30 pm.

For the Chambers monthly marketing mixer.

  • Space is limited please RSVP as soon as possible at 209-835-2131
  •  All attendees must wear face masks.


4/13/2020 (Permalink)

County reports 253 COVID-19 cases, including 36 in Tracy, CA| |

The total number of known COVID-19 cases in San Joaquin County grew to 253 as of Friday morning, including 14 deaths so far. Tracy accounts for 36 of those cases, or 14.2% of the county’s total, with Stockton accounting for 130 positive cases, or 51.4% as of 4/14/2020.

On August 31, 2020, the County Health Officer issued an order entitled Order of the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Implementing the August 28, 2020, Directives of the Governor of California and the California State Public Health Officer.

That order required all residents of the County to comply with the Blueprint documents and existing guidance. It also prohibited public or private gatherings with more than one household or living unit, except for the limited purpose of engaging in activities permitted.