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How do Professionals Establish a Drying Goal After Flood Damage to You Irwindale Home?

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How do Professionals Establish a Drying Goal After Flood Damage to You Irwindale Home? Flooding after a storm can be devastating. Pick up the phone to contact SERVPRO right away after damage for best drying results.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Damage Before Drying Out Your Flooded Property

Flood damage due to heavy rains or storms can leave your home in utter chaos. There is water everywhere, and even when the standing water is removed, there is the residual moisture that can continue to cause damage. It is crucial to eliminate this residual moisture to avoid any secondary moisture.

SERVPRO experts can establish what is called a drying goal during the flood damage restoration of your Irwindale home. Simply put, it indicates the conditions that material and contents are expected to display when the drying is complete. Once these conditions are reached, the home and its contents can be deemed dry, and there is no risk of any secondary damage due to the residual moisture.

Experts achieve this goal by establishing a few parameters during the restoration process. As a reference, they take the moisture content readings from a dry part of the home that is unaffected by the flood waters. This reading serves as a baseline. Next, they also establish the moisture in wood items regarding percentage and non-wood items regarding points.

Measuring the humidity of the air  
The humidity is often expressed as a percentage value called relative humidity (RH). The SERVPRO technicians can establish an RH goal to expedite the drying process. An RH value of 40% or less is ideal for rapid drying of the contents and structures affected by the floodwater.

The technicians use a variety of instruments to measure the moisture content of the air and the RH. While moisture meters can tell the amount of water vapor in the air, thermohygrometers can calculate both the temperature and RH of the air. Technicians use the information from this equipment to establish ideal drying conditions to get the fastest drying rates possible.

Once the technicians establish the drying goal, they can discuss the remediation methods with you and implement the agreed upon plan. As ‘dry’ is a relative term, the drying goals help the technicians to achieve the desired level of drying that ensures that there is no secondary damage to your home after the cleanup.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa/ Covina at (626) 387-4111 today to talk to one of our flood restoration experts.

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Commercial Water Damage Experts in Azusa

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Experts in Azusa SERVPRO works around your schedule so that mitigation does not hinder your business.

SERVPRO Keeps You in Mind When Restoring Your Space

As all business owners know, your home is not the only place where things can break and cause problems. Your place of business in Azusa is also at risk of things going wrong. When your business suffers a water damage issue, different mitigation measures get taken.

For example, if your hair salon in Azusa suffers a commercial water damage situation, the experts at SERVPRO can help. Water restoration projects on a commercial property must get mitigated while keeping the inconveniences to the business a minimum. Our restoration crews have experience when dealing with water damage issues in commercial spaces.

Even if the issue seems minor, it is still a wise idea to let the experts at SERVPRO mitigate the damage. Sometimes water damage can cause problems that you do not notice right away, and future issues can arise.

Our restoration crews are skilled at mitigating water damage in the best way possible not to affect normal business operations. When possible, our crew changes the way they complete the project to prevent loss of revenue to your business. Our restoration team also keeps in mind any discomfort the water damage or its reparation causes to your customers.

If water gets into a rather small area of your beauty shop, our specialists can move any of your equipment out of the wet area. When the team moves the equipment, they make sure the process does not cause problems to the functioning of your business. Our IICRC certified technicians then can come in with their extraction equipment. While we extract water from the area, we make sure our extraction process does not hinder your business in any way. At times, drying gets done after business hours to keep your business open as usual.

These are just a few examples of how our crew goes out of its way to make sure our mitigation process helps your business and does not hurt it. For an efficient water mitigation team that keeps your overall business functions in mind, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 for 24/7 assistance.

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What to Expect During Professional Mold Damage Restoration at Your Irwindale Property?

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What to Expect During Professional Mold Damage Restoration at Your Irwindale Property? Finding mold in your home is never pleasant. Call SERVPRO to come out and complete the mold remediation process in your home right away!

SERVPRO Technicians Follow a Proven Process When Tackling a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Spotting mold damage in your home is never a good sign. If you do not act fast, the damage can spread quickly, and before you know it, the problem can escalate into a full-blown disaster. What you need is professional remediation, that too, as soon as possible.

It is equally important to know what are the different steps involved when professionals restore mold damage to your Irwindale home. Typically, the remediation process is a multi-stage process involving the following steps.

Calling the professionals
The remediation process begins as soon as you call the experts here at SERVPRO. We gather all the pertinent information from you to help our technicians get ready for the remediation process. Make sure that you call as soon as you spot the earliest signs of damage.

Inspection and assessment
Once at your property, the technicians look for any signs of mold. It can be hidden from plain view, and it takes time to inspect your home entirely. The technicians use hygrometers and other moisture sensing equipment to look for excessive moisture in your home during the assessment as well. Once the technicians assess the damage, they lay out a plan to tackle the problem.

Containment of the mold  
The next step is to contain the mold and prevent the spores from spreading to unaffected areas of your home. The technicians set up a physical barrier in the form of negative air pressure chambers and plastic curtains.

Air filtration
The microscopic spores in the air can remain suspended for a long time and must be removed for successful remediation. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters in air scrubbing equipment are used to filter off these spores from the air.

Removing mold infested material
It is crucial to eliminate any mold infested material as safely and as soon as possible. It is necessary to remove and eliminate porous material such as drywall and carpets that are infested with substantial growth.

Cleaning and restoration  
Our technicians clean the restorable material such as furniture, upholstery, and clothing to remedy the growth. They use various disinfecting and cleaning techniques during this process.

Final walkthrough
The remediation process ends with a final walk through to ensure your satisfaction.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa/ Covina at (626) 387-4111 today to talk to one of our mold experts.

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How Mitigation Helps Hold Down Costs for Fire Damage in Irwindale

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Mitigation Helps Hold Down Costs for Fire Damage in Irwindale For Irwindale Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup Contact SERVPRO for Rapid Assistance

A Rapid Cleanup Can Reduce Hassles from Smoke & Fire Damaging Effects to Many Properties

SERVPRO uses a strategy of mitigation to prevent as much damage as possible from happening to your home in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. However, while the benefits of this service can be evident in some situations such as storm and flood damage, it may be more difficult to identify how mitigation can help with fire damage in Irwindale. Our fast responses and preventative measures can ultimately save you thousands in restoration costs if done quick enough, by preventing a few calamities from occurring.

Settled Smoke and Particles
Smoke and other microscopic particles, if given a chance, can settle over a period of hours to days in your home, significantly increasing fire damage to your Irwindale residence. Without fast action, these particles can embed themselves deep in your home's walls and floors, requiring longer and more expensive treatments to eliminate. If we arrive in time and do not have more pressing concerns such as structural stability to deal with, we can begin initial cleaning and air filtration processes to reduce the threat of smoke as much as possible. Care and diligence are needed to avoid electrical wiring damaged by the fire.

Attention to Water
A water damage threat accompanies many fires. Sometimes, the water may be the cause of the fire, or problems could develop later (such as after ash clogs a drain or flames melt a PVC pipe). Regardless of the cause or extent of the problem, water requires immediate care by SERVPRO technicians to avoid further damage from chemical compounds and staining liquids.

Structural Integrity
Once the flames have been quelled, it may be a race against time to secure the building's structural components. While there may be some cases where we cannot prevent collapses from happening, fast evaluation and action by our experts could save hundreds to thousands of dollars on restorations if we get there quick enough. Swiftly demolishing hanging drywall or fixtures can reduce the chances of secondary fire damage.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina relies on a time-sensitive mitigation strategy to keep costs and hassle as low as possible for you in the aftermath of a fire. Call us immediately after the disaster at (626) 387-4111.

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What to Do When Water Damage Happens in Covina

1/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to Do When Water Damage Happens in Covina Drips Lead to Water Damage in Covina Properties--SERVPRO Can Help with the Cleanup

Covina Homeowners Often Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Water damage can be a catastrophic experience that usually catches many off-guard. You need to be well-prepared in case it happens in your household or business to minimize destruction and stay out of harm’s way. As a resident in Covina, it helps to have contacts of an expert and reliable water restoration company that can come to your rescue in such a situation.

When a leak causes water damage in your Covina home, you may not know what to do at first. Note that water spreads quickly; thus, you need to act fast. It is advisable that you immediately try and locate the source of the leak and try to turn off the valve to stop water from spreading. Remember to be safe at all times especially when electricity is involved to avoid shocks or even electrocution.
 
The company you should run to during such a scenario should be SERVPRO. We have been offering top-notch services to all our clients for many years. We come highly recommended thanks to our professional team of ICCRC certified technicians who arrive on time to help you recover from your loss. We always follow all the proper steps to complete the task at hand in the appropriate manner. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
Our team starts working even as we thoroughly access the situation to get the best possible solution. We only use high-tech equipment that helps us to complete the job fast in a satisfactory manner. Our professionals take time to clean, dehumidify, and dry out your property meticulously. Additionally, we assist in the prevention of mold growth and eliminating dangerous bacteria and pathogens present in water masses.

You can trust SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina to come to your rescue when facing water damage issues. We also serve Irwindale and Azusa. Just call us at (626) 387-4111.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Azusa

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Azusa Although concrete floors are resistant to damage, it is important to call SERVPRO to remove the water and dry out your space to avoid cracked floors.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Removes Water and Dries Out Large Commercial Spaces

Most Azusa businesses face a plumbing failure at one time or another. Most are minor problems, like a leaky pipe under a customer bathroom sink. In larger facilities, like a big box store or a warehouse, a plumbing failure can spill an incredible amount of water across a showroom floor. Overnight, the entire facility can be under an inch or more of water.

In a business like this, the concentration on alleviating Azusa commercial water damage is water removal and floor drying. Since the floor is primarily concrete, SERVPRO technicians know that this reduces the types of water damage, but it does not eliminate them all. What we want to prevent is cracking and other damage to the surface and below.

We start by opening every entrance or exit possible. SERVPRO technicians then engage commercial grade pumps to bring down the water level. With several of these pumps working together, we can clear even a large area in a single day.

Once they have it down just covering the surface of the floor, we switch to using extraction wands and squeegees. The extraction wands are a more powerful version of a water-vac found in most garages. For areas in the store which have just a trace of water left, we use long-handled squeegees to push the water out the nearest exit. It takes us another day or two using these devices and hand tools to complete drying the floor. 

A second concern is reducing the humidity inside the building. At each of the major entrances and exits, our IICRC-certified technicians place large exhaust fans to draw the damp air inside the building outside. If there are corners inside the building that we cannot get to, under storage racks for example; we set up air movers to force warm air underneath to dry them.

Concrete is resistant to damage, but water can find its way into the smallest crack or fissure. If you do not have a professional service quickly remove it, the results can be thousands of dollars in repair costs. If your business is underwater, then you need our help. Call SERVPRO at Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 today.

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How SERVPRO Covers All Bases for Widespread Flood Damage in Irwindale

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Covers All Bases for Widespread Flood Damage in Irwindale SERVPRO is able to respond to multiple homeowners in the event of a major flooding.

You Can Rely on SERVPRO When Your Home is Affected by Flood Damage

SERVPRO is the first place many homeowners go to in the aftermath of a major storm for our reputation of reliability, speed, and care in even the strongest and most severe natural disasters. When storms and flood damage hit Irwindale, we are ready to respond and help the community to the fullest extent of our abilities, covering dozens of homes at a time. Many wonder how we can cover so many bases at once with our services, especially in a time of crisis for the region. The secret is our organization and teamwork, on the team, local, statewide, and national level.

The core of SERVPRO's response strategy to flood damage in Irwindale and other local communities is team cohesion. Our teams are exclusively staffed by certified, professional technicians who are trained to respond to any situation with expertise and precision. We value our employees and retain individuals who have proven track records of reliability in major disasters, allowing our workforce to consistently be filled with veterans of the response and restoration process. Watch our technicians work, and you should see a fluid, well-trained unit working to fix your home.

The key to our ability to cover many homes at once in the same area, however, is to utilize SERVPRO's network of over 1700 franchises across the nation. Other franchise locations around the state and even from out of state can be called in to assist and lend their equipment to mitigation and cleanup efforts here. Also, we may utilize specialized Disaster Recovery Teams in the event of a major disaster like a multistate blizzard or hurricane. These teams come in from around the country to provide extra materials and advice to our personnel and ensure that all homes in the area receive the care and attention they deserve.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is ready to handle the damages of any major storm or natural disaster. If your home has been damaged in a flood, give us a call at (626) 387-4111.  

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Reducing Humidity and Lessening Risk of Mold Damage in Your Azusa Property

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reducing Humidity and Lessening Risk of Mold Damage in Your Azusa Property Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage found in your home.

Rely on Professional Mold Remediation Specialists

Humid areas of the country are more susceptible to battling mold growing in specific areas. Azusa is no stranger to humid conditions, and this scenario adds significant amounts of moisture to mold-prone areas of your house. By the time you smell mold, characterized by an unmistakable musty odor, colonies have already begun to grow in the area. This same smell could also indicate that it is time to seek the aid of professionals fully equipped to deal with colony removal and mold remediation.

If allowed to go undisturbed, the mold damage in your Azusa home that would ensue could require quite a lot of treatment to restore. In more extreme cases, the mold has caused such damage to organic materials in fabrics and surfaces that they cannot be salvaged by the restoration process. Since the moisture in the air is the catalyst to the problem you are facing, our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians work quickly to diagnose the source of the moisture.

Once we have located the source of the humidity and moisture in the affected area, our specialists work with dehumidifying equipment to pull in the water from the air. We do not use heating fans for this process, as this is likely to spread spores around and allow them to seat into new areas and form new colonies. Instead, negative air chamber devices are used to neutralize airborne spores and prevent them from forming into the colonies that require further removal.

Once the colonies get eliminated with the use of scrubbers and other techniques, our SERVPRO technicians get to work on removing the threat of future problems by correcting the primary cause of the moisture in the first place. With this threat pacified, our remediation efforts extend to the restoration of the contents and structure of your home. The process begins with cleaning and disinfecting all of the affected surfaces and materials, working to completely restore the area to the condition it was in before the fungus grew.

While the process might seem simple, our licensed IICRC specialists at SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina are well educated in mold remediation techniques. Call us today at (626) 387-4111.

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Water Damage can Ruin Holiday Gatherings in Irwindale

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage can Ruin Holiday Gatherings in Irwindale Our SERVPRO technicians will restore your water damaged walls "Like it never even happened."

Don't Let Water Damage Ruin Your Irwindale Family Holiday Gatherings

When preparing for the holiday season, Irwindale residents often include friends as well as family in their plans. Making special desserts and other treats to follow traditional meals usually brings about a happy feeling in those involved in the activities.

As people clean up their homes before entertaining, uncovering hidden water damage in your Irwindale home sometimes happens in the process. Left alone, water damage can spread fast. As an eyesore, slight water damage might seem easier to cover up than to mitigate. Draping a festive fabric section over the wall under a leaky window frame might seem like a creative fix, but water damage can occur in much more difficult to camouflage locations.

When guests arrive at your home, you want it to reflect your taste and style while being spotless. Water damage in bathrooms and kitchens can keep you from achieving your goals. Bubbling paint and chipped wallpaper borders can detract from these two areas' overall look. While most photos in the kitchen focus on baking and cooking skills and accomplishments, the background counts, also.

SERVPRO wants your family to have a beautiful interior throughout your home, every day of the year. We help homeowners accomplish this through IICRC-approved techniques and methods. We earn certificates in related fields, such as Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Odor Control (OCT). Removing areas impacted by water saves your home from further damage, reduces odors that you may have become accustomed to, and restore your home quickly so your plans can remain unchanged.

One thing about water damage is that we can prevent it from happening again by locating the water's source. Eliminating water from where it does not belong can help save you thousands of dollars in future damages, so we make this a priority at each home where we work. Moisture meters help us in this task. Homeowners are sometimes surprised to find that they have tiny leaks in water pipes they never suspected.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina wants your family to live in a home free of water damage and other types of problems. If you find signs that water has caused problems in your kitchen or bathrooms, call us at (626) 387-4111. We answer our phones every day of the year, regardless of when you call.

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Assisted Living Home in Pathway of Flood and Mud in Azusa

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Assisted Living Home in Pathway of Flood and Mud in Azusa Allow SERVPRO to worry about flood damage cleanup, while you focus on the residents of your assisted living facility.

Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Flood Damage in Your Commercial Space

The cycle of wildfires and recent heavy precipitation interrelate in many ways in Azusa. Still recovering from the effects of raging fires a little more than a year ago, the flow of water and mudslides are not moderated by forested areas as was true before the blazes. Heavy rains and snowmelt can mean damage requiring our skilled workers and industrial sized equipment to remedy.

Located to the south of the San Gabriel Mountains, properties in Azusa are at risk of flood damage if the trend of heavy rains continues. Assisted living facilities face an enhanced threat as the residents served are vulnerable, physically unable to protect themselves or get to safe areas quickly. When flooding is imminent, your focus must be on the residents under your care. Leave the cleanup to us.

Floodwaters carry a range of contaminants into your property, making professional cleanup, containment, and disposal a necessity. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in contaminated water management, ensuring that at the end of the project your residence’s staff and guests are at no risk of the hazardous waste-laden water that moved through the building.

Because of the erosion on the slopes, our crews must plan for a mixture of mud and water as well as an endless variety of debris picked up as the slurry moved down and into inhabited areas. We have accesses to resources equal to these challenges, including specialized equipment to collect and remove the watery mess.

Smooth, tiled floors clean more easily than carpeted areas, but we also use techniques taught in IICRC courses to clean and dry carpets in common areas and resident rooms. After the cleanup is complete, SERVPRO crews move on to treat all affected areas and materials with appropriate antimicrobial solutions to inhibit transmission of pathogens.

Drying is the final step, effectuated by high-power air movers and dehumidifiers. After being cleared for operation, we also re-engage the HVAC system to filter the air and help with dehumidification. Throughout this part of the process, SERVPRO workers measure and monitor moisture levels, using advanced scanners to locate any hidden pockets of water. Thorough drying is the best insurance to prevent mold growth and damage.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is ready to assist if rainfall totals push water and debris down the mountains and onto your property. We staff our phone at (626) 387-4111 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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