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Will Prompt Covina Fire Damage Restoration Get Your Business Back on Track?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged factory Commercial fire damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO offers comprehensive fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup for Covina’s commercial buildings

Businesses suffering from smoke and fire damage must act decisively, arranging quickly for professional restoration of fire damage in Covina. When a store, restaurant, or office shuts down to cope with fire or smoke remediation, it risks losing customers permanently. Partnering with a reputable fire damage restoration firm like SERVPRO demonstrates that your business commits to resuming operations rapidly, giving your market base confidence that you can meet their needs again within a reasonable amount of time.

Water and Fire Damage Restorations of Covina Commercial Properties Are SERVPRO Core Services

Both your business and the Covina community benefit when cleanup and restoration of fire and smoke damage proceeds fast. SERVPRO fire and smoke damage recovery technicians are ready to deliver emergency services after the safety assessment and planning phase. Most commercial fire restoration scenarios involve mitigation of fire control consequences, including firefighting water damage management. SERVPRO crews have training and experience in all water and fire damage recovery phases to get you back in business serving your Covina base. We help assess, mitigate, and remediate all aspects of:

Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina 24/7 for a fast and expert response to fire and smoke damage. Call (626) 602-8299 immediately, so we arrive as the firefighters make their exit.

Contractor Licenses:

CSLB: 976913 

Why Hire Professionals for Basement Flooding Cleanup in Azusa?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm and flood damage is no easy task. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for any size disaster.

SERVPRO handles sewage cleanup and stormwater damage remediation after Azusa basements flood

When heavy rains fall near Azusa, basement flooding cleanup is often the next event. Nestled south of the San Gabriel Mountains, the homes in Azura can require water emergency services during the stormy season. Water damage and worse occur as the accumulated rains pummeling the peaks rage down canyons, saturating the ground and roar through anything in their path. Debris suspended in the storm waters cause significant harm when they slam into and create basement flooding in Azusa homes. Materials mixed in the floodwaters include:

  • Dirt and mud
  • Sand, gravel, rocks, and boulders
  • Vegetation, branches, and trees
  • Landscaping and pavement chemicals
  • Infectious waste from overwhelmed municipal sewers and residential lines

Cleaning Up After an Azusa Basement Sewage Backup Requires SERVPRO’s Expertise

The water, sludge, and sewage left behind after storm-based basement flooding in Azusa are hazardous to remove. SERVPRO workers master flood restoration best practices during IICRC certification, including specific strategies that keep homeowners and workers safe during flooding and sewage cleanup. Containment methods and water removal services need SERVPRO’s inventory of heavy-duty equipment operated by skilled technicians. SERVPRO pledges to clear the dirt and debris during basement flooding cleanup, as well as to perform professional, licensed, and certified:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Flood Restoration
  • Water Damage Repairs

The aftermath of storm activity can endanger homes because of basement flooding and sewage. Cleanup by the pros at SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is a call away at (626) 602-8299.

Contractor Licenses:

CSLB: 976913 

Looking for Water Damage Repairs for Covina Commercial Property?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling pipe leak in commercial building Water removal services by SERVPRO are second to none. We have IICRC certified techs and no job is too big or small. Call now!

SERVPRO is ready to provide immediate water damage restoration for Covina businesses

Covina and nearby Los Angeles-region communities such as West Covina have a long history of periodic flash flooding. Although the annual average rainfall in the areas is only roughly 15 inches, it is crucial to understand that the calculation of the number uses 125 years of data and does not take into account the storms in the surrounding highlands. Actual yearly rainfall totals vary widely, exposing the towns in the Santa Monica, Santa Susana, Verdugo, and San Gabriel Mountains’ watershed to the consequences of much more intense rainfall at higher altitudes.

How Do Mountain Storms Impact Covina’s Lowland Flooding? 

Because Covina business owners generally find the local climate to be dryer than the national average, structural and basement flooding issues would seem unlikely. Unfortunately, seasonal weather events miles from Covina can impact commercial properties, causing significant water damage needing repairs and preventing business operation. During the winter storm season, heavy precipitation falling in the surrounding upper elevations gathers and flows in torrents downhill from peaks as high as 7000 feet, draining through the countless canyons and dry washes. The greater Los Angeles Basin, upon which its founders built Covina, is made of ancient sediments and rock debris eroded from the encircling mountains over millennia. This process continues today, and in extreme cases, after mountain storms, the flatlands in Covina can suffer from a sudden onslaught of property-destroying:

  • Floodwater
  • Debris and contaminants
  • Mud and silt
  • Rocks and gravel

Can Tropical Cyclones Create Flooding Risks in Southern California?

Remnants of Pacific hurricanes can move inland with resulting water damage potential. Although the storms typically are past their peak, they often generate localized heavy rainfall. If several storms “train” or recur over Covina, water damage risks arise when the surrounding ground eventually saturates, exacerbating the risk of seepage or flooding into stores, warehouses, production centers, restaurants, lodgings, and other business properties.

What Is “Asphalt Creep,” and Does It Increase Water Incursion in Covina?

Every time repairs involving additional paving material complete on Covina streets, a fraction of their water carrying capacity is lost. Overflows during storms or flash flooding become more common, causing water damage to lower levels of commercial properties nearby. The pressure inflicted by rising water on sanitary waste systems can lead to businesses coping with cleaning up after a sewer backup.

What Water Damage Remediation Challenges Must Covina Business Owners Overcome?

Whether business owners in Corvina need water damage repairs after the devastation of flash floods or because of disastrous appliance breakdowns or burst pipes, the solution is the same. The SERVPRO team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians arrives promptly to manage a broad range and intensity of water emergency services. SERVPRO offers to complete needed repairs and build back as a California licensed contractor in addition to water cleanup, streamlining your business recovery. Water damage assessment and project planning by SERVPRO experts focus on:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Sewage Cleanup

When you need commercial water damage remediation and recovery, count on the specialists from SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina. Our flood restoration team is available 24/7 at (626) 602-8299.

Contractor Licenses:

CSLB: 976913 

Do Gutters Protect Covina Homes from Flood Damage?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Our skilled technicians arrive with state of the art equipment you need after a flood takes place in your home.

Gutters can Help Drain Water When Heavy Rains Fall on Covina, but May be Insufficient.

Despite preparing for periods of drought, homeowners must also prepare for heavy rainfall and storms. Not surprisingly, both extreme drought and extreme rain can cause damage, and property owners have to resort to professional restoration services. When stormwater abounds, your gutters may be insufficient and leave your home vulnerable to the elements.

In Covina, flood damage can prove catastrophic, but SERVPRO is here to add a layer of protection to your home. As soon as you encounter water damage, you should reach out to our 24/7 hotline and invite our certified professional water restoration technicians to assess the situation. Our state-of-the-art equipment helps us detect problem areas where water may be accumulating without your knowledge. Very often, attics and basements take on moisture and excess humidity for some time before property owners notice. As our team surveys the property, you will see us focus on the following-

  • Installing water extraction equipment, including pumps and vacuums
  • Normalizing humidity levels with the help of desiccants and air movers
  • Spraying and applying anti-microbial solutions

SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina is available by calling (626) 387-4111. Let our expert team succeed at restoring your home to pre-storm conditions.

How Can an Azusa Home be Fully Cleaned after a Sewer Backup?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage backup in bathroom Call the experts at SERVPRO for safe and effective clean up in your home after a sewer backup.

Only Products and Techniques Administered by a Professional Team in Azusa can Clean a Home Thoroughly.

Water leaks in your home can be troublesome, but a sewer backup elevates the issue to a higher level. When the risk of bacteria and microorganisms exists, it is best to reach out to a reputable team with a proven track record in water cleanup and restoration. The time you invest in finding the right crew will translate into a successful restoration job.

In Azusa, cleaning up after facing a sewer backup can be delegated to our SERVPRO team. As homeowners, we need to know when to handle simple tasks ourselves and when to let the professionals take over. One look at sewage flowing through your home is enough to convince anyone that technicians with the proper equipment, including personal protective equipment, are the right choice for the job. At SERVPRO, we concentrate not only on water extraction but also pay close attention to the following-

  • Any residue in subfloors, under cabinets, and even floorboards
  • Necessary dry-wall repairs and fixture removal as appropriate
  • Application of antimicrobial solutions by using foggers and other specialized equipment

SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina shines in the most complicated scenarios. Let our certified crew show you what industry best practices dictate is the best approach to water cleanup and restoration by calling (626) 387-4111 as soon as you need us.

From Orange Groves to the Mountains, Covina has it All

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

Covina Homeowners Enjoy California Weather in an Old-Town Setting

When you arrive in Covina, you may encounter the slogan “One Mile Square and All There,” which is a remnant when the city was first incorporated and was a mere square mile. 

Over the years, this city in Los Angeles County has grown significantly along with neighboring towns in the San Gabriel Valley. In 1965, a new motto solidified to embody the values of the community- “Where Friendship is Traditional.”

Covina owes its name to Frederick Eaton, who recognized the beauty of the cove formed by the San Gabriel Mountains that embraced the existing vineyards in the valley. Combining the words “cove” and “vine,” Eaton coined the term Covina in 1885. In 1901, the city was incorporated and adopted its first slogan in 1922.  Despite its origin, it was not the vineyards that gave Covina an economic head-start. Instead, grapefruit and orange groves allowed the city to be recognized as one of the world's top orange producers in the early 1900s. 

The area continued to grow oranges until the mid-1900s, when housing developments began to replace the orange groves. Visitors can reach out to the Covina Valley Historical Society to consult its archives and see pictorial evidence of the evolution of Covina.  Despite its growth, Covina leaders have paid close attention to preserving the small-city feel, especially in its downtown area. As a result, a plan was developed to keep the city center's pedestrian nature and highlight those small and family-owned businesses that make up the community. Vintage clothing stores, restaurants, and antique shops line up the streets. At its core, one can find the Center for the Performing Arts, which anchors the downtown area as a gathering spot for Covina residents.

Aside from the charms of Covina itself, it sits in a privileged location to explore the greater Los Angeles area. The Metrolink and numerous freeways can have you in places like downtown LA in short order. Some places you may want to explore include-

Covina residents have much to take advantage of and enjoy. From the mountains to the beach, it is all within driving distance and waiting for you.

Protecting the Basement of your Covina Home

California has it all in terms of geography, but that also comes with the consequences Mother Nature may bring with it. For example, copious rains in Covina and its surrounding areas may saturate and overwhelm our sewage systems and spillover into our homes. It is not uncommon for storm damage to make its way into a basement, along with the debris and contaminants. To counteract the storm damage effects, call SERVPRO for a professional assessment of the situation and a restoration plan for your home. Among the processes you may see take place in your home, you can expect-

  • Water extraction with the help of submersible and truck-mounted pumps
  • Application of antimicrobial solutions
  • Removal of unsalvageable items such as carpets and other upholstered furniture

SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina is here to make your life easier when disaster strikes. Call us at (626) 387-4111 and entrust us with the restoration of your basement and home. You will feel safe with us at your side.

What are Signs of Needing Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages in Covina?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage to your home is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the help needed.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Repair in Covina

Whether it is from a leaking roof, pipe break, or another home disaster, water damage brings its own way of letting a property owner know there is a problem. 

The need for ceiling repairs from water damages in Covina homes has various ways of announcing its presence, such as: 

  • Paint bubbles 
  • Warped or deteriorated sheetrock
  • Visible water spots or stains on the ceiling

The technicians use their equipment, including moisture meters and infrared cameras, to determine the water problem's true scope within the ceiling area. This action gets taken, so the minimum amount of sheetrock and insulation gets removed. The drying of a ceiling may occur from above and below to ensure the floor joists get addressed. The use of custom-created plastic tubing concentrates the airflow exactly where needed. This SERVPRO location holds a general contractor license #CSLB: 976913, and after the cleanup concludes, the techs can repair and restore the damaged areas in the ceiling, including any painting or texture application needed. 

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 is ready to handle ceiling repairs from water damages in Covina properties 24/7 and arrives quickly after the call for assistance.

What are Special Problems Seen With Basement Flooding Cleanup in Azusa?

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Storms may cause extreme damage with flooding. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Has the Right Tools for the Floodwater Cleanup in Azusa Homes

When floodwater enters a home, it follows the path of least resistance and runs downward. Once it hits the basement, it has nowhere further to go and begins to collect. The drainage and sump pump can get overwhelmed, and the need for additional help is not uncommon. 

SERVPRO has specialized water removal equipment  for handling basement flooding cleanup in Azusa properties such as:

  • Portable pumps
  • Submersible extractors for deeper water
  • Truck-mounted units for large-scale removal

Removal of items in the basement up and away from the water and raised air moisture levels is crucial. The techs can quickly pack out the worksite area and make detailed notes of each item and its location, so when after the cleanup project concludes, they can return each article to its original spot. Particular issues are commonly seen include ruined items from exposure to the water, the establishment of mold infestations, and warping and deterioration of wood furniture. 

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 brings the tools and experience to handle basement flooding cleanup in Azusa properties. The techs are available 24/7 to help with any size water damage situation. 

Need Post House Fire Clean-Up in Covina?

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage in a kitchen California fires are no joke. Especially when it comes to your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fire restoration services needed.

SERVPRO Has the Experience for Successful Fire Damage Mediation in Covina

With a population under 50,000 residents, the city of Covina might get described as tiny but mighty. The township was initially created on a 2,000-acre tract in 1882 by J.S. Phillips. An engineer named Frederick Eaton came up with the city's name by taking in the view of the adjacent San Gabriel mountains that created a natural cove around the lush landscape of vineyards and foliage and combined the words "cove" and "vine" to come up with: Covina. A few years after the city's establishment, J.S. Phillips laid the historic Holy Trinity Episcopal Church plans, which began in his living room and is in operation in a beautifully constructed building in the present. 

Citrus Center of Southern Cali

The city of Covina once had bragging rights as the top producers of citrus for the state, such as: 

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruits

However, after over fifty years of production, the industry began to wane. Citrus Avenue still stands as a reminder of the large groves of oranges that once lined the streets. 

Covina Firehouse and Jail Museum

In 1911, one of the first civic buildings to get commissioned was a combination firehouse and jail by maverick builder Clarence Allison and remained in use until the city commissioned a new fire station in 1930. The jail remained in the original building until a new building for the police and jail got built-in 1976. The following year, the city designated the former building as a community museum. 

What is the Best Way to Handle House Fire Clean-Up in Covina?

When a home fire occurs, the Covina house fire clean up that happens afterward should be handled by a professional firm. One of the main reasons is to limit the spread of soot throughout the home. Actions that the technicians from SERVPRO take to limit additional problems post-fire include:? 

  • The positioning of containment to restrain the soot
  • Removal of undamaged items outside the worksite
  • Determination of what can get restored through cleaning
  • Inspection and cleaning of the ductwork

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 stands ready to handle any size house fire clean up in local Covina properties and make the damage to the home, "Like it never even happened."

Play Safely in Azusa

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Nature-Based Play for Kids in Azusa

Local Azusa parents and caregivers can bring their kids out for a safe, outdoor, and nature-based playgroup. The ratio allowed is five students per teacher, and groups are limited. During their time together, the students get encouraged to participate in outdoor activities that develop socializing, emotional well-being, and cooperative learning. Children 6 years old and older are welcome to be a part of this fun event. This learning group asks parents not to bring children if their child has a fever or signs of illness. The parents drop off, and at the time of acceptance, the teachers will make visual wellness checks for each participant before the event's kick-off to ensure all have a safe and fun time. Along with the other fun planned, the teachers will go over COVID protocols for staying safe and keeping other students safe through good hygiene and sneezing protocols. 

  • Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Time: 1 PM to 4 PM
  • Cost : $285
  • Location: The Knowing Garden, 1101 Camino Real

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina stands ready to help local property owners with the fire restoration of their homes and contents. The techs are available 24/7 by calling (626) 387-4111 and arrive quickly at your Azusa home.