Recent Posts

Factors to Take Into Consideration for Successful Water Restoration in Irwindale

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Factors to Take Into Consideration for Successful Water Restoration in Irwindale When water damage threatens your home, do not panic call SERVPRO.

Successfully removing water damage from your home

Four fundamental factors lead to successful drying after a water damage event. These four factors are temperature, humidity, air movement and the quantity of moisture in the structure. Conventionally, drying takes place when wet materials or air loses moisture to drier air or materials, and the entire process seeks to establish an equilibrium. In this article, we are looking at how these factors interact during the restoration of your Irwindale property.

Our SERVPRO technicians usually heat the affected areas to 70° to 90° since at such a temperature the hot air cannot hold additional moisture. Where there is no heating appliance available at the site, we can use portable heaters to do the job. Since much moisture evaporates into the surrounding during first drying days, there are chances of secondary damage taking place. To counter that, we set up enough dehumidifiers.

When there is a lot of standing water in the structure, dehumidification is not the best option for extraction. Our SERVPRO technicians can use submersible pumps as well as portable and truck-mounted extractors for smoother and faster removal. It is advisable to extract the water by physical means since it saves on the drying time in the long run. We also remove any damaged pad from the affected areas and ensure we do not drip the water on dry areas.

As materials and surfaces lose moisture to the surrounding, the relative humidity increases and there is need to ensure it stays within 30% to 50%. At a higher relative humidity, the drying time slows down since the air is entirely or almost saturated. That is why our SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers to remove the evaporated water from the surrounding air. By correctly positioning air movers in the room, it is possible to blow the damp air out and bring in the warm and dry air, thus speeding the drying speed.

At SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina, we are committed to ensuring your home appears “Like it never even happened” after Any Size Disaster. Call us at (626) 387-4111 to benefit from our industry proven restoration procedures.

Find out more about Irwindale by clicking here.

What You Should Do When A Storm From The Pacific Floods Your Azusa Kitchen

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should Do When A Storm From The Pacific Floods Your Azusa Kitchen When your Azusa home is struck with flood damage, you may be unsure of how to react.

What You Should Do When A Storm Floods Your Kitchen

Living in California makes your home susceptible to flood damage from storms that wash in from the Pacific Ocean. While not all storms are severe, even small ones still have the capacity to flood your home with several inches of water. A window in your kitchen that you left cracked open while working is the perfect entry point for water to rush through. Fortunately, when accidents happen, there is professional help nearby that you can call to begin the remediation process.

When your Azusa home is struck with flood damage, you may be unsure of how to react. You may want to examine all of your options as many aspects of life teach us that it is unwise to rush critical decisions. However, it is truly one of the worst things you can do for your home when it comes to water damage.

The longer the flood water sits in your kitchen, the more damage it can do. Your hardwood floors can become bloated and warped from absorbing the water. Your kitchen cabinets can begin to mold if microbial growth ensues. Any metal can begin to rust when exposed to stagnant water for such a long period. In reality, the quicker you get this excess water out of your home, the better.

Here at SERVPRO, we use advanced tools to tackle flooded waters in your home. Extractors work well for removing excess water fast, and their heating element can help dry out the different surfaces of your home as they remove the moisture. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified techs can also use wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps to help the process go even faster. Getting the water out of your property as quickly as possible allows SERVPRO to dry the area out afterward and help prevent further damages, such as mold.

When a storm that sweeps in from the ocean floods your home, do not hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina by dialing the phone number (626) 387-4111. Our doors are open to you 24/7, and we are ready to send our technicians to your home.

Click here for more about Azusa.

Making Fire Restoration Easier in Your Covina Home

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Making Fire Restoration Easier in Your Covina Home When fire damage happens in your home, SERVPRO can help to remediate and deal with insurance. Call right away.

Certified SERVPRO Staff Will Quickly Remediate the Fire Damage in Your Home

One of the most devastating forces to affect Covina homes is a fire. If you get faced with these unfortunate circumstances, you might find yourself at a loss of how to contend with the damages the incident left behind. Effects of a fire can be widespread and abrasive, making it difficult to continue living in your home even if it remains structurally sound. Professional restoration services can help you to overcome these effects and restore your home back to preloss conditions quickly.

Regardless of how the incident started in your home, once the blaze has gotten extinguished, you get faced with multiple variations of fire damage in Covina. While this might feel overwhelming at first, especially dealing with the insurance company that covers your home from such unfortunate events, you are anything but alone in the process. With SERVPRO, our team of professionals can not only work quickly to bring your home back to the way it used to be but also works to take the headaches and struggles of working with your insurer to get the restoration accomplished.

Part of the role of our estimator is to go over all of the damage and begin assessing what must occur to restore your home to its original conditions. This process details the kind of service that must get performed, the equipment necessary, and the manpower required to accomplish each part of the overall restoration.

This assessment is both for our team to understand the scope of the job and for you and your insurance company to better understand what has to happen to restore your property fully. Our SERVPRO estimator and project manager can speak directly with your insurance adjuster about the job and what is necessary to prevent legwork on your end and the added stress in an already traumatic time.

Fire damage is nothing that any homeowner wants to have to deal with, but it is an unfortunate certainty for some properties. If you face the effects of a fire in your home, you can trust our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina fire restoration specialists to help you overcome these effects and restore your home. Give us a call anytime at (626) 387-4111.

Click here for more about Covina.

When Over-watering causes Commercial Water Damage In A Irwindale Nursery

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Over-watering causes Commercial Water Damage In A Irwindale Nursery After a nursery in Irwindale sustains commercial water damage in this manner, water can continue to spread via evaporation and condensation.

Commercial Water Damage

Sprinklers used to prevent fires from spreading can malfunction and cause problems, and watering systems in Irwindale garden shops and nurseries can experience similar issues. Incorrectly setting the timer can cause planters and trays to overflow after becoming saturated.

After a nursery in Irwindale sustains commercial water damage in this manner, water can continue to spread via evaporation and condensation. Water-permeable bags of fertilizer and other inventory items can become damaged, upsetting customers and a string of returns for refunds. Water-damaged materials can allow other problems to develop, including mildew growth. SERVPRO's professional Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) helps protect area businesses by removing the misplaced water from the building.

Removing water can include the moisture that now saturates porous materials and increased humidity. Because nurseries typically maintain higher humidity than the outside air, we might not need to perform dehumidification except in areas such as offices or non-nursery areas of your business. Situations such as this make it essential for communication lines to stay open between SERVPRO technicians and our customers during the mitigation work.

The removal of water from your building can prevent this, but the introduction of water from over-zealous sprinklers can kill your more fragile living merchandise. At your direction, our employees can help rescue saturated plants by working with your employees in placing seedling containers in a designated area to allow for more rapid draining away for the water.

Plants and seedlings that already perished can still provide some cost-cutting savings when we remove and set aside potting soil and planters. These can still drain away extra water and then, after recycling and minor cleaning, re-enter your inventory to save your business money, helping to keep it active and healthy.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina helps businesses recover faster after any disaster including water damage from both interior and exterior sources. When businesses have a READY Plan in place, our response becomes even more specific to the problem, starting at the moment we arrive to begin mitigation. Contact us at (626) 387-4111 to make your READY Plan for such emergencies or our assistance with a disastrous situation currently affecting your business.

Click here for more about Irwindale.

Small Steps You Take Make a Big Difference for Water Damage in Azusa

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Small Steps You Take Make a Big Difference for Water Damage in Azusa Finding water damage in your home can set you into a frenzy wondering what you can do to help the situation. Contact SERVPRO to discuss with our team.

SERVPRO Recommends Actions That You can Take Before Our Technicians Arrive

In the event of water damage to an Azusa home that involves staining, filthy water, or other unclean and potentially unsafe conditions, we typically recommend that you exercise restraint in your actions before our technicians arrive on-scene. However, there are some things you can do and begin to clean on your own before we get there. These small acts could save valuable time and money later on in the restoration process, and help to avoid replacement expenditures for some objects.
 
Drying Out Fabrics and Cushions
One of the most substantial single costs from any variety of water damage in Azusa often comes from furniture. Most furniture sets are made from fabric, leather, and other materials that may be highly sensitive to the effects of water. Without fast action, an entire couch, lounger, bed, or other pieces of furniture may become so damaged that it must be thrown out and replaced at the cost of hundreds to thousands of dollars. However, you can help to avoid this by acting fast to separate sheets, cushions, pillows, and other components of modern furniture sets to help them dry out faster and avoid bleeding colors.

Cleaning Off Hard Objects
Small, hard objects may benefit significantly from a hose-down outside before any dirt and debris they have accumulated can dry out and set in. Take care to select only those objects composed of materials that cannot sustain further damage from moisture and to especially avoid electronics. Electronics in a water damaged area should never be touched, as they may pose an electrocution hazard.

Opening a Window
Opening windows and doors in your home helps to get air currents circulating hours before our technicians arrive with air movers that specialize in creating stronger artificial airflows inside the building. This small head start on drying could make the difference for many parts of the home sensitive to prolonged exposure to moisture and high humidity. Make sure to use common sense and only open windows and doors when you can be sure that the weather is clear at least until our technicians arrive.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina provides expert water damage mitigation and restoration services to homeowners in the local area. Call us 24/7 at (626) 387-4111 to find out how we can help.

Click here for more information on the city of Azusa.

How SERVPRO Move-Outs Can Restore Fire Damages to the Contents of Your Irwindale Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Move-Outs Can Restore Fire Damages to the Contents of Your Irwindale Home SERVPRO thoroughly inspects your items after fire damage to assess what restoration process is best to restore them to preloss condition.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Personal Items after a Fire

Fires in your Irwindale home do not offer warnings or notice to give you a chance to preserve all of the contents of your home. Instead, these items (beyond what you might have been able to carry out on your own in your evacuation) get left to the mercy of the fire that swept through your home. While there are inevitably going to be instances where some items are irreparably damaged or unable to get salvaged, many of these items can get restored successfully in the right environment.

Move-outs by our team are a typical response to help you to restore the contents of your home following significant fire damages in your Irwindale residence. This approach helps us to take more individual care of each of these items while providing our team space and access needed to restore the rest of the damaged house.

When contents of your home get removed for restoration, they get transported to a nearby facility for thorough inspection and detailed cleaning to help prepare them for their return to your house at the completion of the fire restoration to the structure. The process begins with cleaning, which primarily involves various approaches to remove soot damage present in fabrics, materials, and textiles.

Deodorization plays a crucial role in this process as well, allowing for thermal foggers to break apart smoke odor molecules and remove the noxious scent of the fire that has embedded itself into the contents of your home. This process ensures that while restoration occurs at your home, you are not bringing an old symptom back into the affected area for recontamination.

While move-outs might be a small part of the overall restoration process for your home following a fire, it can show our level of dedication and commitment to a thorough and quality job. You can rely on SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina to help you through every challenging aspect of home restoration following a fire, and our emergency response team is available 24/7 by calling (626) 387-4111.

Click here for more on the city Irwindale.

Mold Damage Remediation for Your Irwindale Home

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation for Your Irwindale Home If your damaged roof was providing access to water into your attic, you could have a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Investigates a Mold Infestation in Your Home Before Starting the Customized Remediation Process

High winds and rains are a recipe for roof damage in Irwindale and can create a leak. Since you are likely not up in your attic that often, or at all, a roof leak can go undetected for a very long time. Mold, in the meantime, can start eating away at your roof decking, plus the structural beams that hold up your attic roof, the insulation, and anything else that is edible.
 
Mold needs moisture to be able to grow, and it does not take much time to begin – as little as a couple of days. When you realize there is mold damage in your Irwindale home, it is imperative that you act quickly. Mold continues to grow and eat away at materials of your structure until it is cleaned up. At SERVPRO, our staff has been trained to handle mold growth correctly, so you do not have additional damage.
 
Mold begins as a tiny spore which functions like a seed only smaller and more straightforward than actual seeds. A mass of mold spores can include thousands, but still be smaller than a pinhead. When something disturbs the mass of spores, thousands of mold spores are set free. Airflow carries the spores off, and they stay in the air until gravity helps them to settle. Very gentle air movement is all that is needed to lift spores again and keep them aloft.
 
The airborne spores eventually land and settle on a surface. SERVPRO staff understand how to clean these spores off of surfaces when possible. Spores are made for survival and might or might not start growing right away. Mold spores might lie dormant sometimes, waiting for the right conditions for growth.
 
Moisture makes spores swell as they absorb water. They start growing by sending out a network of structures, known as hyphae. Some hyphae might grow, like roots, into the material that is under the spores. Other hyphae spread out over the surface. Some can grow upright and make spores on top.
 
SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina is experienced at cleaning mold colonies so that we can take care of the growth in your home in Azusa, Covina, or Irwindale expertly. Give us a call at (626) 387-4111 when you realize you have an issue.

Click here for more information on the town of Irwindale.

Commercial Water Damage Projects in Irwindale

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Projects in Irwindale When possible, SERVPRO will remediate damage during your business's closed hours in order to not interfere with normal operations.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Get Your Business Back to Operating Normally after Water Damage

Sometimes appliances or pipes break inside your Irwindale bakery that causes water to leak everywhere. It is never a good thing when you go to open your bakery in the morning, and it is flooded. Many times a water damage problem can cost your business money if your bakery cannot function.

When mitigating issues at a business, we try to complete work without costing you even more money. SERVPRO's commercial damage technicians in Irwindale have experience in mitigating problems in a way that negatively affects your business as little as possible. Often we change how we complete our processes so that our work does not get in the way of your company's daily operations.

As soon as our IICRC certified technicians enter your bakery, keeping your business operating is the number one goal. We first fix the source of the problem so that water stops entering the building. Next, we take measures to ensure the safety of our workers, your workers, and customers.

Any hazards that we can repair such as falling down drywall or trip hazards we fix. Any other hazards such as electrical shorts we call in professionals to fix so that the work area is safe to begin restoration procedures. We block off and post "danger" signs around the areas that remain unsafe for workers without protective equipment.

Any areas that are wet pose slip hazards and we make sure we post "caution wet floor" signs. We then begin extracting water sometimes a small section at a time so that your customers can still order from your bakery. We block off one part, extract all of the water we can from that area, then move our ropes over to another area so that people can still walk through your business.

Sometimes if the area is safe for you to keep your business operating but it is challenging to stay operating while we work, then we complete our duties after business hours. During extraction, we secure the area and post wet floor signs then complete the work when the bakery is closed. During the drying process, we sometimes set up equipment when your business is closed then remove the drying equipment right before you open the next day.

Often we can dry out a structure during the closed hours of your business. For professional help mitigating problems while keeping your business operating, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 24/7. 

Click here for more on Irwindale.

Mold Growth and Mold Damage in Your Irwindale Home

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growth and Mold Damage in Your Irwindale Home Moisture in a Wall Cavity Can Lead to the Need for Mold Remediation--Contact SERVPRO

Irwindale Property Owners Often Turn to SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Mold can be a smelly fungus which can lower the value of your Irwindale home and create health effects for you and your family. It can be found in any moist area and can grow on walls, floors, and ceilings. Mold is most likely to grow in your kitchen or bathroom. However, there are no areas in your home which are immune to an infestation of mold. When you find it, it has to be dealt with quickly to stop it from spreading to clean areas.

It does not matter where you find the mold growing in your Irwin home. Mold damage keeps spreading and deteriorates whatever it is growing on if it is left alone. Professional help is also needed; it is not recommended for you to clean it on your own with regular household cleaners. Our technicians at SERVPRO are specially trained and certified to handle mold and remediate the growths.
 
The critical factor in the development of mold is moisture. There are always millions of spores in the air. Sometimes, they attach themselves to a surface to form a colony if the conditions in the environment are right. Unventilated areas of your home with stale air and moisture are breeding grounds for mold. It can even form in cold temperatures.
 
There is no way for you to prevent mold spores from infiltrating your home. It is possible, however, to control the amount of moisture and lower the chance of the spores forming colonies of mold. Fix any water leaks and let SERVPRO techs help you clean water-damaged areas within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. After this, mold can begin growing. We advise keeping the humidity level in your residence between 45-55 percent.
 
 If a colony of mold has intruded into your home in Irwindale, Covina, or Azusa, let SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina take care of it. Get in touch with us at (626) 387-4111, and we waste no time arriving and helping.

Regarding this area of CA please click

How to Know if You Have Water Damage in Your Irwindale Home

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Know if You Have Water Damage in Your Irwindale Home If you discover stains on your ceilings or walls, you should call the professionals at SERVPRO for water damage restoration services.

Call on SERVPRO If You Discover Water Damage in Your Home

Whatever might be the reason, water damage can spell a disaster if not handled promptly. A leaky faucet, a backed-up drain or a slow sink, all are signs of potential water damage. If you are not prompt in dealing with such incidences, the damage can get out of hand before you know it.

SERVPRO professionals are here to help you detect and fix any water damage to your Irwindale home. That said, the best chance of a successful restoration is when we spring into action at the earliest stage possible. The following signs indicate that you may have water damage in your home.

Stains on Walls or Ceilings

Stains on walls or ceilings are first to appear in the case of water damage. If you see any newly formed wet stain on a wall or a ceiling, it is time to seek professional help. The excessive moisture in the surfaces can prove to be breeding ground for mold and can cause secondary damage if not treated promptly.

Peeling of paint is also a good sign of water damage. Excessive dampness in the walls may cause the paint to peel off. If you are experiencing such a phenomenon in any of the rooms in your home, seek professional help.

SERVPRO technicians can help you identify and treat the cause of the staining and prevent mold damage as well.

Unpleasant Odors

Another sign of potential water damage is an unpleasant odor. If you have backed up drains, the water can stink, and you should be able to perceive that smell. Such incidences are more common in bathrooms, kitchens, and sinks than other places in your home. Such smells should not be ignored in any case. If you experience any weird smell in your house, call SERVPRO, our technicians can help you get to the bottom of the odor problem.

Obstructed Drains

Do you have a drain or a toilet in your home that keeps clogging? If the answer is yes, you need professional help. Repeated clogging can be a result of a more significant problem that needs to be eliminated at its source. Ignoring such incidences can lead to a bigger problem that may require more time and money to fix.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 to schedule an appointment and a free consultation.

Click here for more information on Irwindale.