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Professionals Perform Effective Water Cleanup to Make it “Like it never even happened."

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of house When water damage is left untreated, mold growth quickly occurs. Contact SERVPRO of San Leandro at the first sign of water damage.

SERVPRO Responds Fast to Perform Water Cleanup in Affected San Leandro Homes 

San Leandro is a town in Alameda County, California, located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay between Oakland and Hayward. 

The History of San Leandro

The ancestors of the Ohlone people were the first to inhabit this region between 3500 and 2500 BC. The English settlers referred to them as Costanoans, while the Spanish settlers called the natives the "coast people." Captain Pedro Fages, a Spanish soldier, and Father Crespi, a Catholic priest, led Europeans in the area on March 20th, 1772.

The city is situated on the Rancho San Antonio and Rancho San Leandro Mexican land grants. The city's name refers to a sixth-century Spanish bishop, Leander of Seville. Rancho San Leandro was the smaller land grant with around 3,600 hectares (9,000 acres). In 1842, Jose Joaquin Estudillo was given the land. In 1820, the larger Rancho San Antonio, which was around 18,000 hectares (44,000 acres), was given to Don Luis Maria Peralta, a Spanish soldier. 

At the beginning of 1855, William Heath Davis and John B. Ward Estudillo's sons-in-law came up with the town's site, which later became San Leandro.

From the 1880s, the city records a historic Portuguese American population. This is after Portuguese laborers from Azores and Hawaii began to settle in the city and start business and farming. According to the 1910 census, the Portuguese Americans accounted for around two-thirds of the city's population.    

The city first became Alameda county seat in 1856. However, in 1868 a devastating earthquake in Hayward Fault destroyed the county courthouse. The county seat was reinstated in 1872 in Brooklyn, California.

Brooklyn and its neighbors San Leandro fielded the Brooklyn Guard, a California militia during the civil war.

Among the cities built during the era of post-World War II in California was San Leandro. The town had restrictive covenants that restricted property owners from selling properties to minorities such as African Americans. By 1960, the city had become entirely white because of the covenant, while Oakland city had a significant African American population among other minorities.

Later on, the United States Supreme Court declared that such covenants are unenforceable. According to the census held in 1970, San Leandro was an 86.4 percent white-non Hispanic community. In the 1980s, San Leandro's demographics began to diversify. The population of Asian Americans began to rise in 2010.

San Leandro's economy

The city has been home to several food-processing plants and a wide range of corporate businesses like:

Coca-cola: It is a multinational beverage corporation invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886. The company manufactures, retails, and markets nonalcoholic drinks.

Ghirardelli: Incorporated in 1852, an Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli founded the chocolate company. The chocolate company is the third oldest in the United States.  

North Face: Founded in 1968, the outdoor recreational company produces outdoor equipment, footwear, and clothing. The company became a fashion style symbol in the late 2000s.

OSIsoft, LLC: It is an application software manufacturer for real-time data management. It was announced in August 2020 that Aveva, a UK-based production company, had agreed to purchase the company for $5 billion.

Between 1949 and 2015, a coffee roasting processing plant in Maxwell House produced the Yuban brand. Besides, the city also hosts five major shopping centers, including:

Westgate Center

Marina Square center

Bayfair Center

Greenhouse Shopping Center

Pelton Plaza

Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy and Cassidy, the founder and president of OSIsoft and the city's residents, started developing the public-private partnership in January 2011. The city approved fiber optic installation under the city's streets in the existing conduits. The U.S Economic Development Administration awarded the city a $2.1 million grant to facilitate 7.5 miles of the fiber-optic network. After the company completed the network expansion in 2014, the fiber optic network had a total length of over 18 miles. Only available to business users, the network can transmit up to 10Gbit/s.

The City's Parks

The San Leandro Shoreline Recreational Area consists of San Leandro Marina, a docking facility, a group of picnic areas, and trails. Also, the city services 16 other parks. All the parks are open to the city's residents and visitors. San Leandro's Department of Recreation and Human Services also manages and staffs other recreational facilities, including:

San Leandro Family Aquatic Center

Marina Community Center

San Leandro Senior Community

The most popular recreational area across the city is Lake Chabot Regional Park. The park's scenic camping site, fishing, and hiking trails make it the most popular recreational area. The Children's Memorial Grove in Fairmont Ridge Staging Area has a stone circle and an Oak grove. The stone circle has an annual listing of children's names who passed on due to violence across the county.

A water loss incident can ruin any property. When it happens, reassurance comes from knowing that professionals can bring things back to normal.

How SERVPRO helps affected properties with water cleanup

When water gets to a place where it is not wanted, it can cause severe damage. Apart from destroying your valuable items, it can also affect the stability of your house. The damage water causes can also lower your property’s value.

Therefore, it is essential to act fast by involving reliable restorers like SERVPRO technicians to perform water cleanup in your San Leandro residence. We have the tools and equipment needed to extract the unwanted water from your property. We minimize damage by applying edge cutting techniques.

Our water cleanup process involves:

Damage assessment: Using hi-tech equipment like thermal imaging cameras, we can thoroughly assess how water traveled into the property and the magnitude of the damage.

Water extraction: We use specialized tools to extract excess water left throughout the property. High-powered vacuums, dehumidifiers, and fans are some of the tools our technicians use to hasten the drying process.

Mold prevention: Mold occurs within 24 hours and can spread fast throughout the affected property. Addressing the issue fast after the unfortunate event is essential to avoid further damage. We can use antimicrobial products to prevent mold growth in your property.       

If you need professional water cleanup in your property, do not waste time figuring out where to begin. Contact SERVPRO of San Leandro immediately to help at (510) 352-2480.  We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.    

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