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Eliminate Water Damage From Covina Property with SERVPRO’s Help

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage to your Covina restaurant can be difficult to deal with alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Even Small Water Damages to Restaurants in Covina May Require Professional Help

One of the most commonly overlooked types of damage to restaurants in our area is water damage. It can be easy just to mop up the water or patch a leak and call the problem fixed, and in many situations, that may be all that you need to handle the issue. However, when damages start to add up and resist stopgap efforts, that may be a sign to call in a professional mitigation company. SERVPRO stays ready 24/7 to respond to any type of damage since We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Problems Can Start

Some of the most common water damages to restaurants in Covina involve long-term leaks that grow to monstrous proportions. Appliances, water lines, fire sprinklers, and more can all create small flows of water that start to pool up in hard-to-reach areas. These pools of water can cause a wide variety of problems, including damage to the foundation of your building and mold growth around the entire restaurant. Less commonly, we also get calls when appliances or water lines encounter a significant malfunction and flood the area. Regardless of the source of the water, you should call SERVPRO any time you think that the situation may be too much for a few mops and towels to handle.

Calling for Help Sooner Rather than Later

Small-scale water damages can be tricky to deal with since they may not seem severe enough to warrant a call to a company like SERVPRO. However, if you neglect to handle the problem with the appropriate level of care, far more severe problems can start to develop. Mold growth can be avoided through fast drying aided by our industrial-strength equipment but may be inevitable in some situations where we might not get called in. While we carry a wide variety of certifications to handle problems like mold damage, we strongly prefer that you call us as soon as possible after finding signs of damage. Most of our water removal projects take up only a few hours and may not impede even a single day of your normal business operations.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina stays ready 24/7 to respond to disasters large and small at business locations in the area. Call us at (626) 387-4111 to learn how we can help.

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Call Us Right After A Storm Has Occurred In Your Covina Home

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

If storm damage has occurred make sure you take action fast. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Hire Experts to Mitigate Storm Flood Damage in Your Covina Home 

Shifting weather patterns have caused record-breaking rainfall amounts and storms that cause flooding in many parts of the nation. Water, wind, downed trees, and hail are some of the things that can damage your Covina home. Floodwater can leave you with damaged drywall, furniture, flooring, and clothing, among other items.

When your Covina residence has storm flood damage, you need to act quickly to minimize the damage, protect your possessions, and restore the property. That means working with a reputed restoration firm like SERVPRO. We can arrive fast to your property and get to work immediately to clean it up. We offer immediate services that can secure your property and prevent further destruction from occurring, such as boarding up openings and tarping a ruined roof. This can protect your house from the elements and intruders.

Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) use portable pumps or wet/dry vacuums to extract standing water from affected surfaces. Water can flow into seemingly unlikely places and cause future problems if it remains undetected. We can identify all damp materials through moisture inspection that involves using moisture detection devices such as:

  •       Infrared cameras
  •       Thermo-hygrometers
  •       Moisture meters
  •       Moisture sensors

Mold is also an issue when water gets into a home. Although mold is useful for breaking down dead matter in nature, it is not something you want growing in your home. After water intrusion incident, it takes only 24 to 48 hours for mold to grow on water-logged items like drywall, upholstered furniture, clothing and draperies, ruining them in the process. It can also cause health issues for the people living in your home. We can dry your home and its contents thoroughly to prevent mold infestation.

If your home has hardwood floors or plywood subflooring, determining if they are dry can be difficult. Often, a padding layer is present between the subflooring and other flooring materials like carpeting. The padding layer can trap water, leading to more water damage. Wood floors that remain damp for lengthy periods can sustain permanent damage. Our technicians can reduce the relative humidity in your home and then position air movers strategically to apply airflow on top of and below the wood floor. Our drying strategy for wood floors concentrates on preventing cupping, buckling, or warping from becoming permanent.

Our SERVPRO technicians also have expertise in dealing with black water that could contain pathogens, animal, and human waste as well as pesticides. We can remove and discard porous items like the carpet and pad to decontaminate your house. Our technicians also disinfect affected surfaces using EPA registered disinfectants. 

Restoring a home after storm flood damage can be a tiresome and time-consuming process. That’s why you should call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina for help. Our emergency helpline is (626) 387-4111. We have the workforce, equipment, and experience to make the destruction seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Damage in Your Covina Residence Calls for Thorough Drying

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians are ready to break down the water damage in your Covina home.

We know our steps for water damage in Covina are thorough.

A water loss incident in your Covina home can occur because of an overflowing sink that causes water to pool in your kitchen. It may also happen because of a pipe burst that causes water to pool on the floor or run down the walls.  Regardless of the cause of the water damage, you need to act quickly to prevent secondary destruction. The first thing you should do is to turn off the water source and electricity.

To begin cleaning up your water damaged Covina residence, you can wear protective items that prevent your skin from coming into contact with the water. If the amount of water is small, you can use a wet vacuum to extract it.  Since mold can grow within 24 hours, you need to be proactive in drying out the affected areas by setting up several fans.

Hiring professionals to help you dry your home and restore it to its original condition is also essential. SERVPRO can respond quickly to your emergency and mitigate the damage properly using advanced water extraction and drying equipment. Our technicians have multiple certifications, including Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD). We can use shop vacs to remove the standing water and then dry the affected areas using air movers and dehumidifiers. We may use an open or closed system to dehumidify the air. An open drying system exchanges the moist air in a house with the drier outside air, while a closed system closes off the affected areas from the outside air and from the unaffected areas of the building.

Knowing how moisture affects different materials is crucial because it ensures effective drying. For instance, wood expands if it absorbs excess moisture. At times, the boards can warp. If expanded boards push against each other, buckling may occur at the joints where they meet or at the walls. The amount of buckling depends on the type of wood and the moisture it has absorbed. If the wood dries, warping and buckling may become permanent. Another issue you may deal with is crowing, which happens if there is more moisture in the top of the wood than the bottom and sides. Crowning usually happens because of over-drying the bottom of the wood. Our SERVPRO technicians can dry your wood flooring properly to prevent these problems.  We also monitor the drying process to determine if the affected surfaces are drying using equipment like:

  • Moisture meters
  • Moisture sensors
  • Thermo-hygrometers

Most of the time, homeowner’s insurance covers for water losses. We can take photographs of the damage and work with your insurance company to ensure a hassle-free claims process.

If a water intrusion incident has occurred in your home in Azusa, Irwindale or the neighboring areas, contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 for help. We are available around the clock and can respond to your emergency immediately.

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The Simple Way to Fix Your Water Damaged Business in Covina

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mishaps can happen anywhere in your Covina business. Call the remediation professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Protecting Saturated Short Pile Carpets in a Covina Office

Short pile carpeting is not something offices throughout Covina have installed for their plush feel and appearance, but they do serve a practical purpose in being easy to clean and inexpensive to replace or initially install. Whenever disasters like water loss incidents occur, the carpeting becomes one of the first materials affected as even the thinner short pile variety can still become heavily saturated and allow permeation to the subfloor padding and poured concrete base flooring material underneath. 

As much as you want to protect all areas of your business when water damage affects your Covina office building, starting with the areas most likely to become the most significantly damaged can reduce out of pocket expenses and keep your doors open despite widespread recovery efforts. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast and confident response to commercial properties affected by water loss incidents, as we have a leading inventory of tools, equipment, and products to quickly gain control of these situations. 

With the right response, even during the spreading water crisis, the right preventative steps can get taken to reduce saturation and ultimately save the carpets. With these same carpets featured in every open area of the entire office building, this can save substantial tear out and replacement if you cannot obtain the precise matching design and color scheme for the flooring material. 

Padding and the concrete beneath are also at risk for water damage if the carpet itself holds this damage for extended periods. Padding is also porous, allowing for substantial absorption which can allow the concrete beneath to begin leeching this moisture slowly with direct exposure. If this damage becomes too extreme, the carpets might require partial removal so that drying mats and other specialized recovery equipment can get installed by our SERVPRO professionals. 

Whenever water loss incidents occur in your office, you have a finite amount of time to secure the right personnel to make the situation less costly and dramatic to your business. Our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team can arrive quickly with the experience to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (626) 387-4111.

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How To Prevent A Fire In Your Covina Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina restoration specialists a call at (626) 387-4111 to help you make fire emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

Reducing Your Risks Of Fire Damage In Covina Homes

As you might have imagined, many fire loss incidents that have affected Covina homes since our restoration team first started serving the area were entirely preventable. Unfortunately, many of these situations were wholly destructive, compromising the entire house or business with effects that got out of control. There are ways that you can reduce your chances of experiencing fire loss emergencies, and also limiting their severity and destructiveness if they do arise.

When you consider how harmful fire damage in Covina residences is both to the structure and its occupants, homeowners want to do whatever possible to reduce these potential hazards. Even the fast response of our SERVPRO team is rarely enough to reduce very costly restoration and recovery efforts when ignition sparks and fire effects begin to spread wildly throughout the property. There are methods to reduce potential fires or to reduce the damage they can cause, however.

Check Aging Components in Your Home
Electrical systems, in particular, might have been state-of-the-art decades ago when they first got installed, but now they do not have the insulation or protection that is the standard of modern wiring. Exposed areas could superheat and lead to combustion.

Smoking Inside
Many fire incidents occur from accidents caused by careless smoking, often an unattended cigarette or the smoker falling asleep. While many brands have changed the composition so that cigarettes do not continually burn, it is still a risk that homeowners take - and one that our SERVPRO team must combat.

Installation of Fire Suppression System
Many homes have smoke alarms, and a small number of fire extinguishers tucked in convenient locations, but these can do little for fires away from these areas or when homeowners are in a panic. A suppression system reacts to the change in the environment and deploys retardant.

Fire loss incidents can get out of control quickly, especially without any provisions in place to slow the spread of effects. If disaster strikes, you are not alone. Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina restoration specialists a call at (626) 387-4111 to help you make fire emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

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We Provide Fast Action To Your Azusa Flood Damage Restoration Needs

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Many of these LGR dehumidifiers and double stacked air movers are shelved in our vehicles, ready to help when the call comes out for flood damage.

Flood Damage in Your Azusa Residence Could Necessitate Board Up and Restoration Services

Many communities both inland and coastal are finding themselves flooded because of extreme weather. Water from heavy rain can make its way into your home, particularly if there’s existing damage like a leaky roof or broken windows. When flood water enters your house, the priority is your safety and that of family members and pets. 


It can take several days before you repair your Azusa home after flood damage. As you wait for restoration experts to repair your house, you can take several steps to prevent additional destruction. One of these steps is cutting power because flood water can carry an electrical current, which may spark a fire or shock a person. Locate the circuit panels and shut off the power circuits.

You should also inspect the exterior of your property and check for signs of potential danger such as a collapsed hoof. If you are not sure if your house is safe to enter, avoid going inside. You also need to gather vital documentation that you can use during the insurance claims process such as proof of ownership, personal identification, documentation of flood insurance and homeowner’s policy records.

If severe weather has destroyed several parts of your home like the roof, windows or walls, it is crucial to seal them to prevent secondary destruction like an animal intrusion, moisture intrusion, and vandalism. A restoration company like SERVPRO can board up any openings in the structure properly. Insurance policies usually require homeowners to protect their homes after any kind of damage. If you do not take measures to prevent further destruction to the house, your insurance firm could account for any secondary destruction to the building as negligence.

Removing the flood damage from your house quickly is imperative because it can ruin the floors, drywall, and furnishings. It can also introduce microbes into your home, which could cause health problems. Our SERVPRO crew can restore your house after flood waters have ruined its structure and contents. We have sophisticated water extraction equipment like submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums, which can remove most of the water to speed up the drying process. We also use air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from a building and its contents. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) also use equipment like moisture meters to monitor the drying process. Once your home is dry, we can perform restoration services like cleaning and deodorizing its contents.

If your home in Covina, Irwindale, or the nearby areas has sustained flood damage, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 for board up and restoration services. Our goal in every restoration job is to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are Equipped With The Necessary Tools To Handle Your Covina Water Damage

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 to restore your preschool after a water damage emergency. We have the equipment, expertise and tools to handle any disaster.

Help from the Experts Prevents Commercial Water Damage from Closing Your Covina Preschool

Businesses of all kinds in and around Covina trust SERVPRO because our trained employees earn different certificates from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We know how important your business is to you, your students, and their families. We can help you keep classes in session, with regular activities intact by mitigating things properly.

When your preschool gets more than a little wet, commercial water damage in Covina can start to cause you problems with your building. Children sometimes flush things down the toilet or plug the drain in bathroom sinks, leading to overflows. Other causes of water damage include windows that leave gaps when closed, leaks in the kitchen plumbing, and deficits in the building's structure.

Our first goal when we show up to a site with water damage involves locating the place where the water comes from, and then getting it stopped. We cannot do anything else until the water no longer comes into your building. One-time incidents that you know to have caused the disaster can save us this step.

We then use our infrared cameras to view in real time where the water spread. Water behaves differently in different situations. Different sources also leave behind different categories of water, clean, gray, or black, and the amounts vary considerably, as well. While we can calculate an estimate of how much water affected your building, the amount rarely matters as much as the percentage of moisture content inside of the structure's materials. We use the numbers from our moisture meters to help us gauge our progress in drying and mitigating the interior environment of water and the damage it causes.

We also clean the carpets wherever needed to make sure that they end up clean and dry before your students return. We wipe down the surfaces that became wet and apply disinfectants and sanitizing agents in a spray to ensure even and thorough application. When larger areas need this treatment, we often use a fogger for its penetrating action.

Because we work as efficiently as possible from the very beginning, we can finish the job soon, keeping interruptions to a minimum. Our high level of efficiency gets a great head start because we are Always Faster To Any Size Disaster, including yours.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 when you need help with water damage that threatens your preschool. We serve all sizes and types of businesses.

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Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration for Your Damaged Covina Home

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Covina Homeowners Looking for Restoration Services--Say HELLO to SERVPRO!

Whom Should a Covina Property Owner Call for Restoration Services Following House Damage by Water, Wind or Fire?

A home emergency could involve damages to contents, structural components, or both. In rare cases, the structure itself is impacted substantially in which case you may need to combine restoration with third-party general contractors, remodelers and architects. However, in the vast majority of situations, a professional restorer can mitigate against further losses and repair or remediate home and contents. In short, restoring your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage

One vital restoration service we provide to residents with water damage in Covina is the extraction of excess moisture in combination with proper drying techniques. SERVPRO technicians are adept at recognizing potential causes as well as methodically remediating the affected area to ensure losses are kept to a minimum. We use the term extraction for the removal of pooling water; remediation is for the cleaning, drying, and protecting of the property's contents, fittings, and cavities.

Limiting immediate loss is about ensuring large quantities of water are removed efficiently to prevent further damage in your Covina home. We achieve this using specialized portable extraction units. Each unit uses a combination of industrial vacuum power, a heating element and a targeted wand to draw water from fabrics, synthetics and natural materials. The water is collected in large 40 to 60-gallon tanks that prove sufficient for anything but the most severe water issues.

Proper drying techniques are a method SERVPRO use to guard against future losses. Water naturally migrates from wet to dry and can enter wall cavities, crawlspaces or subfloor. Hidden in the recesses of your Covina home, the migrated water can become a breeding ground for bacteria or microbial growth. Using thermal imaging cameras alongside moisture sensors and meters, SERVPRO can detect moisture pockets or damp spots that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. By introducing structural cavity drying equipment, like our injectidry systems, we can remove that moisture and reduce the likelihood of secondary property problems caused by unchecked microbial growth.

Mold Remediation

Mold spores are a natural part of any home environment. These microscopic fungi exist in wall spaces, air ventilation systems, carpets, fabrics, and just about anywhere in the home. We make a point of informing our customers here in Covina that microbial fungi are not in of themselves a health risk. There are many beneficial elements to microbial bacteria, including medicinal ones like the antibiotic, Penicillin. It is only when these tiny spores come into contact with moisture at ideal temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit or above that it can become an unpleasant issue for a homeowner.

Since mold spores are standard in a home environment, SERVPRO uses the term remediation rather than restoration. Remediation of mold damage in Covina properties means locating the source of the issue and removing colonies, soiling, and odor from it. We often find that microbial issues occur as a result of older plumbing or a previous property issue such as a water leak that was not restored comprehensively. Our restoration service aims to tackle both the source of the problem and its result.

One of the challenges in remediating microbial growth is that the source tends to be located in trying to reach areas like ventilation shafts or cavities in the property. We circulate hot air into these areas to ensure the cause is thoroughly dried before moving on to the effect. Placing barriers like plastic sheeting or negative air pressure is essential to ensuring microbes remain confined to the affected area. SERVPRO technicians can then set to work using chemical agents as well as deodorizing equipment to bring your Covina home back to its preloss condition.

Fire Damage

As a premier restoration service provider here in Covina, we aim to provide a professional solution to all types of property damages. House-fires are an unfortunate event for a homeowner but can usually be contained to one room where they cause extensive but non-permanent harm. We use local technicians who can professionally restore your home by removing soots, smoke residues, and odors after fire damage in Covina.

SERVPRO technicians are not only trained to identify different types of smoke residue but can also use a range of odor control methods to return your property to its preloss condition. We adapt our approach depending on the type of materials burned. Most commonly, these include protein fires, synthetic fires, and natural fires.

The first two produce thick, wet smoke that is stubborn, odorous, and challenging to remove without chemical cleaning agents. Natural fires, on the other hand, produce a dry smoke which spreads further but can usually be removed relatively quickly — both types of fire cause malodors which serve as an unwanted reminder of the event. SERVPRO can deploy thermal fogging equipment which vaporizes chemical pairing agents to find, neutralize, and clear your home from odors.

Storm Damage

A severe weather event can cause extensive harm to your Covina property. First responders typically deal with the immediate dangers, shutting off power to prevent electrical fires or removing debris such as fallen trees. Remodelers or general contractors deal with the aftermath of the event replacing windows, doors, tiling or other aspects of the structure. The restorer operates in between first responders and general contractors, performing vital tasks to mitigate losses and prevent permanent problems.

A professional restoration service could help save your property and reduce your claim after storm damage in Covina. SERVPRO uses local technicians available around the clock for emergencies. We can carry out crucial procedures like inspecting the property for safety hazards, restoring power, and board ups to ensure the entire property or affected area remains secure while it is vacated.

Onsite, SERVPRO can prepare the property for third-party contractors by deodorizing and clearing away debris or excess quantities of water that may have entered the property. We can prevent further losses by performing emergency drying of contents to prevent mold growth or pack out contents to an external facility for deep cleaning. You can reach us anytime by dialing our twenty-four emergency call line to arrange a service.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is here to assist with restoration services of any scale or type. Contact us right away at (626) 387-4111.

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Performing Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Irwindale Home is Easier With Professionals

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO put your mind at ease while restoring your fire damage.

Don’t let fire damage take over your home.

Fires are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Although you have taken many precautions to prevent a fire, it can still occur. Electrical faults are a leading cause of fires, and they can occur because of faulty wiring or overloading a plug with many appliances like washers, dryers, fans, and heaters.

If an electrical fire occurs, it can ruin many places in your home. Thankfully, you can deal with fire damage in your Irwindale home by contacting a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. We have the equipment and expertise to restore your home to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

When we get into a home, we walk through the job with the homeowner to determine which areas have been affected. Our technicians then pretest the cleanability of surfaces to identify the items that can be restored. We also make a detailed inventory and scope of the affected areas. We then provide the property owner with a summary of our findings and explain the right steps to take to restore a home to its pre-fire damage condition.

Here at SERVPRO, we know that it is heartbreaking to see your possessions ruined whether it is a much-loved kitchen table or items with sentimental value like photos. Dealing with the mess that a fire makes of a residence is also daunting. That’s why we have a trained team of restoration specialists who can carefully comb through the debris and clear away what cannot be restored while carefully preserving the restorable items.

We also perform structural restoration, which includes eliminating charred contents that might seal in smoke like burned wood and insulation and evaluating floor coverings and carpets that may need to be removed. We also use equipment like hydroxyl generators to remove smoke odors from affected surfaces. We can also seal affected surfaces to prevent leftover odors from leaking into the home. If fire sprinklers or other firefighting efforts introduced water into your home, our crew performs water mitigation.

If you are looking for someone who can help you deal with the aftermath of an electrical fire, look no further. The professionals at SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina can help you clean up your home and fix the damage. Contact us through our helpline at (626) 387-4111 for speedy restoration services.

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If Your Sink Overflows In Your Covina Home, Our Experts Are Ready 24/7!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Our helpline is (626) 387-4111, and you can reach us at any time for help.

Where To Get Water Cleanup Services In Covina After A Sink Overflow

Most homeowners never expect water damage to occur in their home, and few are prepared for the day when it happens. If you discover the sink overflowing and spilling water down the counters and across the floor, you can panic. This is understandable but unhelpful.
 
When your sink has overflowed, the first step should be to turn off the water supply. You should then seek water cleanup services for your Covina home to prevent further damage. Apart from the faucet, your dishwasher can also make the sink to overflow. In most kitchens, the dishwasher and sink share the same drainage pipes. If a clog occurs in the drainage pipe, the water pumped out of the dishwasher can go back into the sink instead of draining properly. If you are not lucky enough to notice this problem early, the water can flow over the top of the sink and onto the floor, causing damage to the cabinets and floors.
 
If you do not clean up the water quickly, it can lead to mold growth, odors, and stains. Once mold grows, it may spread fast throughout the area if not abated. To get out of such a problem, you can count on the restoration specialists from SERVPRO. We have the equipment and water damage experience required to clean up your home to stop the destruction from worsening. We can also work with your insurer to ensure that you are properly covered and repair any damaged structures promptly and professionally.
 
Our technicians can remove the stagnant water from your kitchen using wet/dry vacuums. If necessary, we can move large appliances away from the walls to remove the water and moisture. We can set up fans and dehumidifiers in your kitchen to help dry it completely. Our SERVPRO technicians can also use moisture meters to find hidden moisture in hard-to-reach places like behind cabinets. We can use powerful vent systems to force dry air under the cabinets to expedite the drying process.
 
If there’s water loss in your home, SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina can assist you to clean it up and bring it back to pre-damage condition with little hassle. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Our helpline is (626) 387-4111, and you can reach us at any time for help.

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