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SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister is Hiring!

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SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister is currently hiring Production and Cleaning Technicians.

Primary Role: Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO production guidelines. Communicate with the customer to make sure that all needs are met. Support crew chief and other production personnel as needed. Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse and office areas as needed.

Results Expected: Production processes are performed according to guidelines and work orders. Communications to crew chief and customer are timely. Jobs are completed at or beyond customer expectations. Vehicles, equipment, and facilities remain clean, orderly, and working properly.

The requirements for this position:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
  • Some night and weekend work is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Please call 831-275-1901 for more information or email your resume to office@SERVPROmp.com

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water damage within commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister 

SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

IICRC Certified Firm

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SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister

SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

When Storms or Floods hit Monterey County SERVPRO is ready!

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When Storms or Floods hit Monterey County SERVPRO is ready!

SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister 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 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 Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County we can scale our resources to handle large storm or flooding disasters. 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 (831) 275-1901

 Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County.

Fire Safety Tips

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Smoke Detectors 

•Install at least one smoke detector on every level, near bedrooms, and in the garage.

•Test batteries monthly and replace them annually. A good way to remember is to change batteries when you turn the clocks back in the fall.

•Clean your smoke detector of dust and cobwebs once a month to ensure it's in proper working condition.

Safe cooking

•Take care to prevent grease build-up in the stove or range hood – most kitchen fires involve oil or grease.

•Use a pan or skillet lid to smother grease fires. Never use water, as it causes ignited oil to splatter.

•Wear fitted clothing when cooking. Long, draping sleeves can catch fire simply by brushing up against a hot burner.

•Teach children not to play around the stove, and never leave a stove unattended.

•Keep flammable items such as towels and curtains away from the stove.

•Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it.

Electricity

•Use safety plugs in electrical outlets, especially if you have small children.

•Avoid overloading outlets and running cords under carpets and furniture.

•Replace cords that are cracked or frayed.

•Use proper-sized fuses in the fuse box.

•Portable Heaters

•Keep heaters at least three feet from anything flammable.

•Turn off heaters when leaving the house or going to sleep.

•Plug heaters directly into wall outlets.

•Keep children and pets away from all heating appliances.

Plan and practice a fire escape route from every room/Using your escape plan

 •Use rope or chain ladders from second-story windows. Teach children how to open windows and climb to safety and not to hide from firefighters.

•Establish an outside meeting place.

•Know how to call for emergency assistance.

•Practice your family fire drill at least twice a year.

•Crawl low and keep your mouth covered if you must escape under smoke.

•Feel closed doors with the back of your hand. If not hot, slowly open the door and check for smoke and fire. If hot, use another exit.

•If your clothes ignite, stop where you are, drop, cover your face with your hands, and roll to smother flames.

•Go to a pre-determined meeting place outside and call for help.

•Never return to a burning building.

SERVPRO Water Damage Tips

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SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister knows exactly what to do in the emergency of a water loss!

What would you do if you came home from work to a house that was filling up with water? Or woke up in the middle of the night to a mini lake in your living room? 

Water damage only becomes a problem when it’s happening to you or your loved ones. Luckily there are some prevention tips to help ensure that this doesn't happen to you. Unfortunately even the most prepared can’t guarantee they will never experience this problem. That being said there are still some things that you can do to prevent any further damages from being done. The following are a few helpful tips.

1.Disconnect hoses- Water that is backed up in the hose can freeze and create a water block. If this happens disconnect the hose and let it thaw out, otherwise running water could burst the pipes underground or in the walls.

2.Clean Gutters/Down Spouts- This should done at least twice a year to prevent clogging and flooding as well as to prevent ice damns from building up.

3.Maintain Trees/Vegetation- Always pay attention to the types of trees or plants that are on your property or that you plan on planting. Different types of trees or plants have different types of root systems that can wrap around or break underground water pipes.

4.Know Your Water Main- The location of your water main should be known by everyone who lives on the property, so that in case of an emergency the water line can be shut off to prevent further damages. Also if the house will be left for long periods of time its good practice to shut of water main.

5.Check Appliances Regularly/Fix Anything Immediately- Check all appliances regularly for any leaks and if there is an issue fix it immediately. Most damage that is accidental or sudden is covered by the homeowner’s insurance policy but damage that is caused by lack of maintenance is not.

6.Upgrade Washing Machine Hose- A leak or break in an old brittle washing machine hose is one of the most common causes for a water loss. 

7.Check Home’s Water Pressure- Purchase a water gauge at a local hardware store set it up on an outside faucet, turn it on to full blast and read gauge. The average house’s water pressure is from 40 to 70 psi.

8.Monitor Water Bill- One way to ensure that there are no leaks or issues with water pressure around your house is by always checking the water bill for random changes in monthly consumption.   

In the unfortunate event that you experience a water loss emergency SERVPRO is ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

Call Us at (831) 275-1901

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Monterey Peninsula will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

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.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call SERVPRO Today – (831) 275-1901

What to do after a Flood

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What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.

Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Follow these Mold Safety Tips

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

Stay out of affected areas.

Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

Contact SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

Don’t touch or disturb the mold.

Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.

Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.

Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (831) 275-1901

Mold Tips

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Watsonville/Hollister specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.