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Bio cleanup

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

Floors and Surrounding Area

SERVPRO of Tracy responds to emergency bio cleanup for  shooting incident around Midnight, or SERVPRO of Tracy Biological Team respond immediately and asked  the business owner if site is released by law informant? We want to make sure afterwards we cleanup ,no evidence left behind, looking "Like it never even happened." Customer told us to come and clean up as he did not want the Business interruption for too long ,our Professional team act immediately  and arrange for cleanup ,as per Confidentially we are unable to go for all the details , But  customer said wow when they returned to site they say seen it never even happened.our professional team of 3 with Full PPE not impressed to customer but surprised them self after they took final pictures 

Common Causes of HOUSE FIRE....

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy would like to let you and your family to know the common causes of fires.

Here are 5 Leading Causes of House Fires...

  • Cooking  
  • 48% of all fires are caused by cooking.
  • Remember to turn off source of heat.
  • Have a fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Heating
  • Do not put anything close to the heater.
  • Follow guidelines on how the heater can run.
  • Electrical Fires
  • Make sure fireplaces and lighting are up to code and are safe.
  • Ensure alarms are replaced.
  • Smoking

  • Never lay cigarettes, cigars, etc., down and forget about them.
  • Smoke outside to avoid any potential fires related to dropping or forgetting about the item.
  • Candles
  • Never leave a candle unattended.
  • All materials should remain 12 inches away from all candles.

These are just some tips in order to prevent fires. SERVPRO of Tracy keeps your safety a priority and we hope you and family values that as well. Other things to have in place is a route for you and your family if there ever was a fire. Also, everyone in your family should know the route and plan in place. IF there is a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Tracy at 209-834-0200.

Water Damage Tips

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy Tips...

When water affects a property, it can be either clean or polluted, depending on the source. In order to protect your health and safety, it is important to know the source of the damage at the start of the cleaning process.

Some leaks will be obvious, such as floods in the basement, malfunctions in appliances, and clogged plumbing, while others may go unnoticed, such as those occurring behind walls and below.

In any situation that you find water damage on your property, follow some of these helpful tips,  and  call SERVPRO of Tracy to start the restoration process earlier. We also suggest you call your insurance company.

  • Try to contain the water in the affected area
  • Remove as much standing water as possible through mopping or drying with a towel.
  • Wipe down all the furniture.

  • Place a piece of foil between wet flooring and furniture legs.

  • Protect any furniture or pillows.

  • Lift the drapes off the floor, looping them through a coat  hanger and hanging them on the curtain rod.

  • Remove all area carpets.

  • Turn off any electrical items.

Remember if you do experience a water damage in your home or business SERVPRO of Tracy is one call away at 209 834 0200

Happy Labor Day from SERVPRO of Tracy!!

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Happy Labor Day from SERVPRO of Tracy Team..!!

Happy Labor Day from SERVPRO of Tracy Team!!!

Labor Day was born after many men and women fought hard for fair wages and reasonable work hours. It was not uncommon in the 1800s for a man to work 12 hour days, 7 days a week and still barely keep a roof over his head or food on the table.

  • We celebrate those Americans that worked so hard and fought so hard for us to be able to live the way we do today. Thank you! 
  • When our technicians are called out in the middle of the night on a Saturday night, to a commercial building involving a major loss, they understand how important it is for those essential workers to get back to their jobs as quickly as possible.
  • Our SERVPRO of Tracy staff understands the faster we work, the faster someone else can get back to work to serve others. We are your frontlines. We understand hard work and we pride ourselves on the quality of work we do. 

Happy Labor Day! Please remember to thank and appreciate all of our essential workers in our community. They keep us safe, they keep us healthy, they keep us fed. We are so lucky to live in this great country with truly caring people.

Please take care of yourself and family members. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend from your friendly neighborhood SERVPRO of Tracy.

We can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 209-834-0200. Disasters don’t take a day off and neither do we... 

How To Clean a Moldy Washing Machine...

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Any washing machine can begin to develop mold..

Tips To Keep Mildew Out Of Your Washer...

SERVPRO of Tracy says any washing machine can begin to develop mold. Front-load washers are known for being gentler on clothes and getting clothes cleaner than traditional top-load washers. However, front-load washers are notorious for developing an unpleasant, sour-scented smell. This foul odor is due to mold  and mildew inside the tiny cracks and crevices of your washer. Luckily, you do not have to be stuck with a stinky laundry room that smells like dirty laundry. There are several simple methods you can use to keep mildew out of your washer.

1. Clean the Drum
Mix together 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup water. Pour the mixture into the detergent container and pour two cups of vinegar into the main part of the washer. Run a full cycle on hot. As the baking soda and vinegar mix together, the chemical reaction should kill any mold growing inside your washing machine.

2. Scrub if Needed
If you still see or smell anything suspicious, mix together equal parts of vinegar and water. Dip an abrasive sponge into the mixture and scrub away the remaining grime.

3. Clean the Gasket
The rubber seal around the door is a common area for mold and mildew to develop. Clean the gasket thoroughly with an equal solution of water and vinegar by rubbing a rag around the interior seal.

4. Prevent a Recurrence
Since regular soap can leave behind too much residue, use a detergent that is made for HE machines. To encourage complete drying between cycles, remove your laundry promptly and leave the door open when the machine is not in use. By following the previous recommendations once a month, you can keep your machine from developing a mold smell.

If the steps to clean your washing machine do not work, or you notice a moldy smell coming from other areas in your laundry room, you may need to call a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Tracy. With a little help from the experts, your home will soon be back to its pre-mold condition. 

Any questions please call SERVPRO of Tracy @ 209-834-0200

History of SERVPRO

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Industries, Inc. Franchise System is a national leader in fire, water, mold, and commercial and residential cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO's professional network of over 1,700 franchises has responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon after 9/11, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.

Providing coverage nationally, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals work with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide. 

  • 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.

Call us today for a quote on commercial and residential remediation and cleaning services. Let our team help make your fire, water, mold, bio-hazard, storm, flood, or vandalism damage "Like it never even happened."

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today at 209-834-0200

Why Should You Call a Professional Restoration Company for Water Damage?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Home and Business Owners are Not Equipped With the Necessary Tools and Expertise to Handle a Sewer Backup. Call SERVPRO of Tracy...

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed it is important not to delay.

Homeowners know that moisture is the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into a building, the response should be the same. Calling a certified firm like SERVPRO of Tracy, immediately to extract, dry and clean the structure to ensure that there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the structure through a contaminated source, do not try to handle it on your own.

Floods and sewage backups contain multiple types of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can have serious effects on people causing serious illness.  A certified water damage restoration service not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, but they also have the necessary protective equipment to remain free from harm.

Restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. 

These include powerful truck mounted vacuums and pumping systems, high velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture reading equipment, and a number of cleaning products formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While our SERVPRO of Tracy technicians work on the structure, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a structure to be safe to live and work in. Any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

The professional technicians at SERVPRO of Tracy have the latest IICRC certifications and the most up to date equipment and technology to help with any size water damage issue in any buildings or home. Call us today at 209-834-0200 for emergency water damage or estimate, to help clean and restore your structure from water related damage.

25 Ways to Save Water at Home..

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Save Water - Help Our Planet

SERVPRO of Tracy has tips on how to conserve water.

  1.  Check your toilet for leaks
  2.  Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
  3. Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank
  4. Take shorter showers
  5. Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
  6. Take baths
  7. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  8. Turn off the water while shaving
  9. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  10. Use your automatic dishwasher for full loads only
  11. Use your automatic washing machine only for full loads only
  12. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables
  13. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator
  14. If you wash dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing
  15. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  16. Water your lawn only when it needs it
  17. Deep-soak your lawn
  18. Water during the cool parts of the day
  19. Don't water the gutter
  20. Plant drought-resistant trees and plants
  21. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants
  22. Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps - not your hose
  23. Don't run the hose while washing your car. Use a hose only to rinse it off at the end
  24. Tell your children not to play with the hose and sprinklers
  25. Check for leaks in pipes, hoses faucets and couplings.

For more information call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200

Thank You to Our SERVPRO of Tracy Team!!

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Thank You to Our SERVPRO of Tracy Team!!

We wanted to take a moment to share just how much we appreciate our SERVPRO of Tracy Team! The past year has shown extraordinary circumstances that have proven challenging for everyone from our customers to our dedicated staff.  

  • In the restoration industry, hard-working and dedicated employees are hard to come by. Our crew works in difficult conditions - cleaning homes after a fire, cleaning a COVID-19 positive office, dealing with a sewage backup, etc.
  • They are also on call throughout the day, a large commitment that not all are willing to make to help others in their time of need.
  • Cleanup and Restoration also requires our technicians to be trained in a multitude of fields and to have the certifications necessary to work at our office.
  • Our SERVPRO of Tracy technicians are an incredible group of people who show up day after day ready to help. They couldn't do their jobs, however, without the support of our office staff.
  • In our office, the phones are always ringing and when our staff answers a call, they know that on the other end are people who might be in the midst of a challenging time.
  • The employees in our office are well versed in the in's and out's of the water, fire and mold damage restoration industry.
  • From our technicians on the field to the dedicated staff that helps to coordinate and schedule our jobs, we are so thankful.

Cheers and Thank You to everyone in our office who did a great job..

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

Do You Smell GAS in Your Home? Here's What to Do...

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Suspect a Gas Leak? Use Your Senses...


A white cloud, mist or fog, bubbles in still water, blowing dust, or dead or dying plants.


A distinct rotten egg-like odor.


Unusual hissing, roaring or whistling sound.

If YOU Suspect a Leak DO...


Immediately move to a safe location. Do not start your car, as a spark COULD ignite.

CALL 911

Call 911 straight away. Do not assume someone else made the call. Report your location, including cross streets, and whether there's digging nearby.

If you suspect a leak, DO NOT...

  1. Smoke
  2. Light a match or candle
  3. Use your landline or cell phone
  4. Switch on/off appliances
  5. Use a flashlight
  6. Start a car
  7. Attempt to make repairs

In many cases, a gas leak will not result in a house fire. However, if one does occur in your home, please call us SERVPRO of Tracy for immediate fire damage restoration service at 209-834-0200

In Cold Winter Days..

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

YES! We're open 24/7

Winter months can be frustrating, to say the least. With freezing nights to mild warm days can cause problems with your health as well as your overall living conditions.

  • Going from hot to cold can have a negative effect on your immune system. It can also have an effect on your home. 
  • Going rapidly from warm to freezing can cause problems with older homes plumbing systems.
  •  It can cause the pipes to subtly bend and eventually bust, leading you to call a plumber as well as a restoration company to fix the problem like SERVPRO of Tracy.
  • Sometime the burst or leak can be so minor that one may not even notice, resulting in major damages. Water damage in homes that go unnoticed can also result in mold issues. 
  • Begin planning and be prepared for anything. Starting with these four steps. Plan to go, plan to stay, plan to stay in touch, and plan when you’re away.

For more information call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200

YES! WE'RE OPEN 24/7..for you...

1/16/2021 (Permalink)

YES! WE'RE OPEN 24/7..

SERVPRO of Tracy 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service.

SERVPRO of Tracy is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. 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.

SERVPRO of Tracy has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect:

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Rep will ask several questions:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. Your insurance information (if applicable)
  3. The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  4. When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  5. What caused the water damage (if known)?
  6. Is there electricity available (on site)?

About SERVPRO of Tracy

SERVPRO of Tracy 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.  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.

The professionals at  SERVPRO of Tracy will be ready for any call at any time of the day. Have any questions or have damage in your home, call us at 209-834-0200 and YES! We're open 24/7... for you...

Can Soot-Covered Items be Cleaned and Reused?

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

We pack each item individually in papers or bubble wraps in our boxes then clean them professionally...

Using Advanced Cleaning Methods, SERVPRO of Tracy Can Fully Restore Fire Loss Items Even in Your Kitchen and Much More...

When fire occurs, you may be  surprised how fast it consumes various parts of your home.  Although firefighting efforts and good fortune can help put out the fire before it brings down the structure, you are left with a considerable renovation challenge.

When SERVPRO of Tracy handles a fire loss cleanup in local properties, the technicians arrive intending to save the owner from replacing as much of the structure and contents as possible. This intention gets accomplished through the use of our advanced cleaning agents and methods. 

The more time it takes for cleanup of smoke and soot on items, the less chance of a full recovery.

Our SERVPRO of Tracy technicians assess the soiling prevalent in the affected area to help make the right choice. If we determine there are only hydrophilic residues, we can use plain water to clean the soiled areas. Other types of residues may require professional cleaning agents.

SERVPRO Techs use specialized cleaners to restore fire damaged items even in your kitchen.  We pack each item individually in papers or bubble wraps in our boxes. Take to our warehouse and clean them professionally with our special cleaning agents and make it "Like it never even happened."

At SERVPRO of Tracy, we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 209-834-0200

Coronavirus Safety Tips

9/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy says recent outbreak of Coronavirus has people quickly trying to figure out how to best protect themselves, their families and their businesses!

SERVPRO of Tracy is dedicated to help  with your commercial property cleanup and provide a rapid response, ensuring the highest professional standards when it comes to dealing with something so new as this recent outbreak.

Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to a week and people infected by the virus don’t show symptoms until approximately two weeks after infection, making it difficult to track and contain. In commercial properties, your business comes in contact with many people and many germs during this cold and flu season. This is why having a trusted professional cleaning service like SERVPRO on your side is so important. 

SERVPRO of Tracy follow the most up to date procedures when it's time for the clean up and disposal of the Coronavirus.

  • We use CDC and EPA approved industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum
  • All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste
  • Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and full-face respirator masks are worn at all times by our certified cleanup technicians
  • We adhere to a stringent coronavirus demobilization process for our equipment, trucks and waste storage areas

It doesn't matter if you have a school building, nursing home, bar, nail salon, or local business, SERVPRO of Tracy is here to help you with the clean up your property needs. Call 209-834-0200

Cleaning Tips from SERVPRO of Tracy

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

When changing batteries in your smoke alarms is too important of a thing to remember to put on a list with anything else.

So what about everything else?

Here are few tips from the SERVPRO of Tracy's cleaning team:

  1. Wipe down your walls and ceilings: vacuum from top to bottom and remove dust.  If your walls are dirty (parents!) a mild detergent can bring new life.  SERVPRO Wall’ n All is our House Favorite and if you call us, we’ll bring you some. We can even clean the walls for you.  A mild detergent will add a subtle spring fresh scent to the room.
  2. Vacuum and Shampoo rugs: 80% of what is coming out of your rugs is coming out from vacuuming.  We can help with the steam cleaning.  If you want to do it yourself, make sure you know what type of carpet you have and that it won’t be damaged by the process.   Call us either way if you have any concerns.
  3. Change your Power Strips.  If they are older than the equipment plugged into them or if you can’t remember when you bought them, get new ones.  This is a big deal in fire prevention.
  4. Inspect your Ducts: If your ducts haven’t been cleaned in a few years, or if you have pets, unscrew a duct, stick your phone in and take a picture or two.  If you don’t like what you see, Call Us.  We’ll schedule a duct cleaning.

If you do these few things, your home will feel as fresh as the Great Outdoors.  We’re here to help. Any questions call SERVPRO of Tracy 209-834-0200

Coronavirus Safety Tips

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has people quickly trying to figure out how to best protect themselves, their families and their businesses! SERVPRO of Tracy is dedicated to help with your commercial property cleanup and provide a rapid response, ensuring the highest professional standards when it comes to dealing with something so new as this recent outbreak.

Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to a week and people infected by the virus don’t show symptoms until approximately two weeks after infection, making it difficult to track and contain. In commercial properties, your business comes in contact with many people and many germs during this cold and flu season. This is why having a trusted professional cleaning service like SERVPRO on your side is so important. 

We strictly follow the most up to date procedures when it's time for the clean up and disposal of the Coronavirus.

  • We use CDC and EPA approved industrial strength disinfectant with a broad spectrum kill claim
  • All infected materials are cleaned,  disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste
  • Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and full-face respirator masks are worn at all times by our certified cleanup technicians
  • We adhere to a stringent coronavirus demobilization process for our equipment, trucks and waste storage areas

It doesn't matter if you have a school building, nursing home, bar, nail salon, or local business, SERVPRO of  Tracy is here to help you with the clean up your property needs.  Just call 209-834-0200

Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness

4/20/2020 (Permalink)


Have a Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of TRACY at 209.834.0200

Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness 

How common is mold in buildings?

Molds are very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

The most common indoor molds are CladosporiumPenicillium, and Aspergillus.  We do not have precise information about how often different molds are found in buildings and homes.

How do molds get in the indoor environment and how do they grow?

Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, and pets can and be carried indoors. When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, commonly support mold growth.

How do you know if you have a mold problem?

Large mold infestations can usually be seen or smelled.

How do you keep mold out of buildings and homes?

Inspect buildings for evidence of water damage and visible mold as part of routine building maintenance, Correct conditions causing mold growth (e.g., water leaks, condensation, infiltration, or flooding) to prevent mold growth.

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

Specific Recommendations:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—between 30% and 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

How do you get the molds out of buildings, including homes, schools, and places of employment?

Mold growing in homes and buildings indicates that there is a problem with water or moisture. This is the first problem to address.

Remove moldy items from living areas.  Once mold starts to grow in carpet, insulation, ceiling tiles, drywall, or wallboard, the only way to deal with the problem is by removal and replacement.

It is important to properly clean and dry the area as you can still have an allergic reaction to parts of the dead mold and mold contamination may recur if there is still a source of moisture.

Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly.

Clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24-48 hours) after any flooding.  Dig out mud and dirt .  Use a wet vacuum to remove remaining dirt. Scrub cleanable surfaces (such as wood, tile, stone) with soapy water and a bristle brush.  Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces (such as flooring, molding, wood and metal furniture, countertops, and sinks) with water and dish detergent. Dry surfaces quickly and thoroughly after cleaning. If you have a fan, air conditioner or dehumidifier that wasn’t affected by flooding use it to help the surfaces dry after you finish cleaning

Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup (8 ounces) of bleach in 1 gallon of water to kill mold on surfaces. Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners.

If you choose to use bleach to clean up mold:

  • Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Mixing bleach with ammonia or other cleaning products will produce dangerous, toxic fumes.
  • Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
  • Wear non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
  • Small areas (such as a shower, or an area the size of a door) can often be cleaned by residents, but larger areas might need more professional help.  Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using bleach or any other cleaning product.

If you have an extensive amount of mold and you do not think you can manage the cleanup on your own, you may want to contact a professional who has experience in cleaning mold in buildings and homes.

We are Cleaning Experts

4/10/2020 (Permalink)


SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of TRACY, 209.834.0200

Before Selling your Home, Call SERVPRO

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

It is a fact:

A clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained in the same way. Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a different listing to show.

Some realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons:

  • Increased market value
  • Shortened list to sale conversion times
  • Enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales
  • Smells nice, clean and fresh

SERVPRO of Tracy Franchise Professionals offer a variety of services to help revive your listings to top show condition:

  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapery and Blind Cleaning
  • Ceiling, Wall and Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Content Cleaning with our Special Solution
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation and many more

To find out more call SERVPRO of Tracy 209-834-0200

Why SERVPRO of Tracy?

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster in Tracy, CA and the surrounding areas. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipments 

Residential Services:

Whether your  home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning Services
  • Content Cleaning Services

Commercial Services:

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business "Like it never even happened."

Call us SERVPRO of Tracy to find out more 209-834-0200

Your Home - Protect Your Valuable Asset!

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

You Have Invested So Much In Your Home, Protect Your Valuable Asset!

You invest a lot of time, energy and resources to maintain, protect and increase the value of your home.

You also realize that your home makes an impression on all those who enter it.

You expect the very best service, at a fair price.

SERVPRO of Tracy Franchise Professionals are committed to providing expert fire and water cleanup and restoration services. As well as professional cleaning services for your entire home.

When you decide to sell your home, call on your local SERVPRO of Tracy  professional for cleaning and restoration services that will help you SHOWCASE your property to potential buyers.

Call 209-834-0200 to see see why we make it "Like it never even happened."

All Because of Rain...

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Rain Rain Go Away....

At SERVPRO of Tracy, we've seen it all...even this..

  • It is never a good time for it to be raining inside a building. A very in-depth work plan are developed quickly to get the water out and dry the interior.
  • Industrial water extractors, desiccant humidifier, plenty of staff, and SERVPRO of Tracy technicians know how to get the job started quickly and correctly.
  • Working around the clock, our staff and hundreds pieces of equipment work to get business or school ready for the next day.
  • What a sense of satisfaction it is to see a business or school open up on time due to the hard work of our SERVPRO of Tracy employees along with the facility and staff of the community!!

It shows there is no job too big or too small for our team here at SERVPRO of Tracy. Call 209-834-0200

SERVPRO of Tracy Water Damage DOs and DON'Ts

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Important Tips on Water Damage DOs and DON'Ts..

  1. First stop the source of the water.
  2. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting.
  3. Wipe excess water from wood furnishings after removing any contents lying on the surface.
  4. Be aware of potential electrical hazards. Do not attempt to vacuum up water with standard vacuum cleaner.
  5. Clearly designate wet areas with floor signs and safety tape.
  6. Pad or block wood furniture to prevent permanent staining of carpet.
  7. Carefully remove colored items in affected areas, especially those in contact with carpet and upholstery.
  8. Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
  9. Isolate areas where sewage or black water exposure has occurred.
  10. Do not attempt to use electrical devices exposed to moisture or use unexposed electrical devices while standing on wet floors - especially concrete.
  11. Do not turn on ceiling fans or light fixtures if ceiling is wet. Avoid standing beneath sagging ceilings.

Any questions please call SERVPRO of Tracy at 209 834 0200

Call us Anytime 24/7

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

What does 1-4-8 mean?

  • Within one hour from when a customer calls us with a notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Tracy professional will contact you to arrange for service.
  • Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.
  • Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate 
  • Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Tracy provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
  • We promise to be faster to any disaster!
  • This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
  • We look forward to helping you in your time of need!
  • Please call 209-834-0200

Fire Prevention at Home

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy has some tips to prevent fire at home or business..

Main cause of house fires and the best way to avoid them are:

  • When cooking do not leave your pot unattended.
  • Stay in the kitchen all the time when cooking, especially when using oil. Pans can easily overheat and grease can spatter and will only take seconds to cause a fire.
  • Have a qualified electrical technician inspect your home heating system annually. 
  • Keep space heaters away from anything that can burn and set them on floor only.
  • Keep candles in a sturdy holder and blow them out before leaving the room.
  • Electrical appliances check for loose or frayed plugs and wires. 
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children room and out of reach.
  • If a fire breaks out, every second counts, protect yourself and your love ones.
  • Have a fire plan in place before disaster strikes.
  • Call SERVPRO of Tracy experts in fire and water restoration 209-834-0200

Best Cleanup and Restoration Company

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy team members

SERVPRO was established in 1967 and from then on Ted and Doris Isaacson began franchising it as a Premier Cleaning and Restoration Company.

There are as of today over 1600 Franchises throughout USA and Canada.

  • They have Best Leaders in the industry
  • The Best Managers you can ask for
  • The Best People working for them
  • They have the Best Training given
  • The Best Communication given
  • The Best Service given to customers
  • The Best Clients they have

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

  • We have LLRT ( Large Loss Response Team).
  • We are Premium Service Providers for major Insurance Companies.
  • We use Eco Friendly Products
  • We validate our Clients and Customers
  • We stay behind our work from beginning till the end.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Tracy today at 209-834-0200

Cigarette smoking inside the Home is harmful

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Smoking indoors can potentially lead to fire damages as depicted above.

We, at SERVPRO of Tracy has Tips for:

For regular cigarette users, smoking inside of your home may be a common occurance. Unfortunately, this practice leads to thousands of home fire incidents each year. Mistakenly starting a cigarette fire may be easier that you think. See if you are following these basic practices to prevent a fire in your home:

Smoking Outdoors:

As obvious as it may seem, choosing to smoke outdoors when possible can greatly reduce your likelihood of starting a fire in your home. Smoking outside cuts back the risk of igniting household items. These are some of the most commonplace objects sparked by cigarettes:

  1. Furniture upholstery
  2. Bedding
  3. Trash

As a rule, never smoke indoors where medical oxygen is in use. While medical oxygen itself is not flammable, the high supply of oxygen can quickly fuel a fire if one begins. 

Using Proper Ashtrays:

To prevent a cigarette fire, fully extinguish your cigarette before disposing of it in a proper ashtray. Look for a tray that is wide and deep enough to safely contain cigarette butts. Always place your ashtray on a solid, non-flammable surface. It is a good practice to keep ashtrays outdoors and away from your residence. Never place an ashtray near these or other easily ignitable objects:

  1. Drapes and upholstery
  2. House plants
  3. Books or magazines

If smoking has occurred in your home, always check the area for loose cigarette butts. Look between couch cushions or under chairs for stray cigarette butts that may have fallen out of view. Be sure they are fully extinguished and properly disposed of. Following these simple guidelines may prevent an ashtray fire in your home.

Cleaning Up Indoor Smoke Odors:

Whether a cigarette fire has occurred in your residence or business, and you want help with fire cleanup, or you are seeking aid for the removal of indoor smoke odors. Call SERVPRO of Tracy 209-834-0200. A restoration crew have the tools and training to penetrate lasting smoke smells and restore your home to a clean and odor-free; "Like it never even happened...."

Are you Ready for April Showers?

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Tracy at 209 834 0200 for any kind of water, storm or fire damage.

  • A downspout is an essential part of your gutter system and many problems can occur if it's not functioning properly. As you start to plant your spring flowers, be sure to check around the foundation of your home for pooling water. If you find water in your basement or crawlspace, we at SERVPRO of Tracy is here to help you out.
  • Check for pooling water and drainage issues near downspouts and gutters which can cause flooding and foundation problems.
  • We, at SERVPRO of Tracy are dedicated to restoring your property to “Like it never even happened.”
  • As a locally owned and operated company, since 2006, providing the best possible customer service is our business. We appreciate you taking the time to contact us at 209 834 0200.

Tips on Cleaning Homes to Sell

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

  1. Selling your home can be an overwhelming experience as you coordinate between realtors, inspections and potential buyers. SERVPRO of Tracy is happy to help clean your house and get it ready for showings and its sale. 
  2. With our highly trained crews we are prepared to help with any cleaning task ranging from mold remediation to deodorization to general cleaning services.
  3. We have helped many homeowners prepare and sell their homes with a top to bottom cleaning.  Our thorough cleaning services can include wiping ceilings and walls, trim, the exterior of baseboard registers, and cleaning the inside and outside of kitchen and bathroom appliances.
  4. Window cleaning and floor cleaning are a great way to finish the project up and add the final sparkle to your fresh home.

We would be happy to set up a time for an estimator to come onsite to answer any questions you may have, and to get you a good idea of what the project would entail and cost. SERVPRO of Tracy is always here to help! Call us on 209-834-0200

When Storms or Floods hits, SERVPRO is Ready!

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in the Westcoast area

SERVPRO of Tracy specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm/flood condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Westcoast area we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at 209-834-0200

TIPS on What to do Until HELP ARRIVES?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Tips For Your Home or Office..

Water Damage from Clean Water


  • Shut off the water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much of the excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe dry place any paintings, art objects, computer, documents, and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.


  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazard may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall to wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retaining water.

Any questions do call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-836-0200

Commercial Damage on a Monday Morning?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

A recent commercial water damage

No one wants to discover water or fire on a Monday morning. Unfortunately, a commercial facility is more likely to have a larger, more significant damage than a residential home. This is not only because of the facility's size, but it is also because commercial facilities generally have longer periods without anyone there (i.e. overnight, weekends, holidays). Because of this, it is important to have a plan in place in case a disaster does happen. 

Call SERVPRO of Tracy Today on 209-834-0200

Did you know that we do commercial damage restoration? We know the stress and anxiety that water or fire damage can bring to your business. At SERVPRO of Tracy, we are dedicated to limiting your business interruption by being faster to any size disaster. We can be on-site within a few hours to help reduce future damage water can cause. We have the right equipment, tools, procedures and training to help ensure the structure is clean & dry the first time, saving you time and money. Call us Today on 209-834-0200

SERVPRO of Tracy Tips

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

We, at SERVPRO of Tracy has Tips for:

How to Get Water Cleanup and Mitigation Done

In order to get water cleanup done, you're going to need to hire a restoration company like SERVPRO of Tracy that can come in and handle the flood damage for you. They do all of the drying for you when it concerns water in your home. If you have water in your business, restoration can be done by the same type of company. You may want to hire the pros to handle a pipe break or supply line break if this has become an issue for you. A flooded home should be restored as soon as possible to prevent further issues from surfacing.

How to Hire a Restoration Company

The best way to hire a professional company to handle water in your home is by finding one that has a lot of experience. These companies should ideally have a lot of experience cleaning up water in a business or any type of water in a home. They can also find and fix a supply line break or pipe break that you might currently have. In many cases, the reason for water in a business is because of a pipe break. If you have a supply line break, you might want to contact a professional plumber to handle the issue for you.

The professionals at  SERVPRO of Tracy will be ready for any call at any time of the day. Have any questions or have damage in your home, call us at 209-832-0200

Mold Specialist at SERVPRO of Tracy

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy vans are equipped with all the necessary products and equipment to tackle your mold problems.

Mold can occur anywhere in a home but mainly is concentrated to areas where moisture is present. These moisture areas are common to the bathroom and basements. Mold can cause respiratory problems and should be removed if found as soon as possible. Most restoration companies only do mold inspections if the mold is visible, an industrial hygienist would come in and search for traces of mold that are not visible.

One of the first places mold can collect and you may not think to check is under the refrigerator. Under the fridge tends to collect moisture and dirt which can cause a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

Another place is the AC unit. AC units are known to collect debris, dust and moisture from the air, which can lead to mold spores.

Mold can even grow in or around a washing machine or its parts. Moisture and lint can cause a presence of mold spores.

Other area in the house include anywhere moisture and dirt may form such as window corners.

Give SERVPRO of Tracy a call for free estimates on 209-834-0200

Sewage/Mold Cleanup in Tracy

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Property manager asked SERVPRO of Tracy to provide Mold Damage estimate in garage caused by sewage water over flowed in upstairs bathroom toilet. Affected water came into garage through ceiling and walls.

This was old water damage ignored by previous tenants. We provided written estimate to property manager to get approval from their landlord. 

Landlord then called his insurance company to cover this claim and it is approved. Landlord involved Industrial Hygienist to check the air quality after the cleanup.

SERVPRO of Tracy waited for a while to get our estimate to be approved. We have to work with tenants to get the job started. Tenant was very nice person and made our work easy with his cooperation.

SERVPRO of Tracy finally did all their sewage/mold cleanup the professional SERVPRO way.

Mold Prevention Tips..

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

If you have any kind of mold problems. Call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200

  • Here at SERVPRO of Tracy, we would like to give you some tips on "How to prevent Mold."
  • Mold is a common household problem, developing in warm, damp environments. Mold can be colored green, purple, white and orange. While mold plays an important role outside in the environment, breaking down dead plants, mold is unwelcome in homes.
  • Showers and bathrooms are a common location for mold to grow, but it is possible for mold to grow anywhere in a home. 
  • Mold can come inside a home from an outside growth through inadequately sealed windows or doors. Mold spores cannot be eliminated entirely, but they will not grow if the environment is dry and well ventilated.
  • Mold growth can be prevented by ensuring if water damage occurs, clean up occurs quickly. Using air conditioners during humid seasons and exhaust fans in kitchen can prevent mold from growing.
  • Other area to monitor moisture to prevent mold growth:
  • Exterior walls and surfaces in need of insulation where condensation can build, air conditioner drip pans, check for leaks around refrigerator, ensure crawl spaces are well ventilated and check for leaks around a tub.
  • These are a few simple tips for making sure mold is not growing in your home.
  • If you do discover a mold growth, SERVPRO of Tracy provides a mold remediation services for all types of residential and commercial properties.
  • You can call us anytime on 209-834-0200

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of TRACY Today –209-834-0200

SERVPRO of Tracy 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tracy is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Tracy has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

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)?

About SERVPRO of Tracy

SERVPRO of Tracy 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. 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.

Call SERVPRO of TRACY NOW ON (209) 834-0200