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A Pipe Has Been Slowly Leaking in My Covina Kitchen, Why Should I Call SERVPRO?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking onto a tile floor in a kitchen If you take care of water damage by yourself you could miss some hidden water and moisture in your home. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Can Handle Water Damage Restoration to Bring Your Covina Property Back to Pre-Loss Condition

Water leaks can happen from time to time, and it is a matter of how you address them that counts most. You want your interior back to normal as quickly as possible, but trying speed-dry methods may not ensure adequate results. SERVPRO knows that everything within your Covina home is precious to you, so we work under the idea of restoring versus replacing whenever possible. These preservation efforts go well beyond protecting your walls, flooring, and other building materials from secondary damage.

If you are a homeowner seeking skilled help with water damage restoration in Covina, you can trust the SERVPRO team for helpful advice and expert techniques. Our staff knows how to work best within your structure and adjust accordingly to ensure the utmost efficiency and results. This gets done by taking the time to re-evaluate our water removal and drying efforts periodically so that we are on track with meeting our goals. Proper water damage restoration should never mean a cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all type of approach.

Water damage in your Covina home can be caused by water leaks. There are many different types of interior causes of water leaks, which start with some of the appliances often found in the home. Some of the more common causes for water leaks that we see at SERVPRO includes:

  • Plumbing – Whether a shift in the piping caused a slight fracture or the piping material corroded, plumbing can cause a slow leak that may not be detectable until the damage is done.
  • Refrigerators and ice makers – A break in the water line or failure can cause water to leak behind your fridge, and even under the baseboards.
  • Dishwashers – There might be leaking in the door seal, which can send water across the floor. There might also be a problem with the wastewater hose.
  • Water heaters – A failing water heater could cause a leak that results in water damage around the unit.
  • Sinks, tubs, and toilets – Overflowing tubs, leaky sink shower drains, and toilet issues can be cause for alarm that must be addressed by trained professionals.
  • Washing machines – The hose connecting your washing machine can crack due to age; you may have a failed gasket that causes a water spill.
  • HVAC systems – Improper maintenance or malfunction can lead to a leak.

What Should I Do Right After Noticing We Have a Leak?

The longer that water and hidden moisture lingers within your walls or under flooring and cabinetry, the more damage it brings. This secondary damage can become costly, and you run the risk of mold development. Our advice is to contact SERVPRO right away. We are skilled water damage restoration technicians with the proper methods and tools to quickly and efficiently get the job done. We will:

  • Assess – We evaluate the area where the water is coming from to pinpoint the leak and formulate a plan of action.
  • Extract – We use water extraction tools and thermal drying technology that target with heat and dehumidify the wet surfaces. 
  • Document – We take the time to document all damage, including items packed out for cleaning or things that we dispose of. This helps your insurer to have all of the necessary information for your insurance claim.
  • Prevent – With any water loss situation, mold prevention is critical. We use EPA-registered anti-microbial agents that help to inhibit the onset of mildew and mold. 
  • Restore – We always work to repair or restore rather than replace whenever possible. In some situations, controlled demolition and replacement is necessary to achieve the best results.

What Steps Do You Take During the Project?

If you have an area that is small or limited to one room, you may become tempted to clean it on your own. However, you never know where moisture may have migrated. No moisture should be left behind, which calls for professional techniques. For any size or scope of a water damage restoration project, we use specialized equipment and water mitigation methods that get the job done fast.

  • Safety first! We assess the space, ensuring there are no slip-and-fall hazards or electrical dangers. This may require shutting off the power to that area of your home while our technicians work.
  • Address soaked materials and furnishings. This will include carpets, carpet padding, furniture, and other removable items from the water loss zone. We assess each item to determine salvageability, which is dependent on how much water was absorbed.
  • We use mops, squeegees, wet/dry vacuums, pumps, and other tools to pull up any standing water. 
  • Weather permitting, our crew may open up windows and doors to help facilitate drying with natural air movement. This gets used in conjunction with our dehumidifiers, air movers, and industrial fans.
  • We adjust our equipment and approach as often as necessary throughout the project to achieve the best results. 
  • Any building materials removed and disposed of due to excessive water damage get replaced with brand-new materials. Everything gets finished off to make it look, “Like it never even happened.”
  • All surface areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using our EPA-registered cleaning agents.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina at (626) 387-4111 if you require prompt, reliable water damage restoration. You can reach our crew 24/7 for emergency service!

What Remediation Strategies Are Necessary for Black Mold in Azusa Homes?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

wallpaper being peeled back to expose mold growth Mold growth is common in California homes. Call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Mold Growth Can be a Challenging and Threatening Presence, but Our Experienced Remediation Professionals Can Help 

Mold growth and microbial threats in your Azusa home can be threatening to its occupants and the structure. While thousands of fungus varieties and mold can grow in residences here in Southern California, black mold is often given the most threatening stigma for exposure. In truth, these varieties of mold growth can be as severe as any other organism in the house regarding their deterioration of hosting materials and health hazards.  

We strive to provide both effective remediation strategies and black mold damage repairs for Azusa homes quickly upon its discovery. Situations like microbial growth can spread fast throughout the property, infiltrating porous surfaces such as drywall, flooring, ceilings, and your contents. Depending on the severity of the present mold conditions, there are multiple approaches to remediating and removing active mold colonization. There are no specific strategies involved for black mold events, so our remediators choose the appropriate removal tactic based on present damage and the affected material. Some of these methods include:

  • Sanding
  • Soda Blasting
  • Antimicrobial Treatments
  • Controlled Demolition

Is Controlled Demolition the Best Route with Black Mold?  

There are many situations in which mold damage becomes too severe to protect the exposed material. In these situations, our contractors work fast to remove the damaged portions of wall systems or flooring to decrease the possibility of more widespread tear-out and demolition. Careful consideration of controlled demolition can ensure that later reconstruction becomes more efficient and cost-effective for the customer because many home insurance policies do not cover the full spectrum of mold damage recovery required after a loss incident. 

When black mold is in your home, you can depend on the fast and reliable responsiveness of our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team. We have experienced remediators available 24/7 at (626) 387-4111. 

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What Damage Can Flooding Do to My Covina Basement?

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home The experience of our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team with flood recovery can help this process to be more efficient and less costly for our customers.

Finished basements in Covina can quickly absorb substantial flood damage, making the restoration a blend of reconstruction and professional SERVPRO cleaning

Floodwater that can find its way into the basement of your Covina home can cause substantial damage to this level of your property. Because many of the houses throughout our communities have finished basements for added living space, the threat of flooding finding this lower level can be even more costly and damaging. The effects must get addressed as soon as possible by our competent professionals.

There are many efforts blended under the heading of basement flooding cleanup for Covina homes. Because finished basements feature many sensitive materials to water absorption, migrating flood effects can penetrate these flooring, wall, and ceiling systems to allow irreparable damage. We have several cleaning practices that can begin quickly if widespread controlled demolition is not required. Removing damaged materials and content can often be inevitable for natural flooding situations, but specific methods can help restore the remaining elements, such as:

    •    Carpet Cleaning
    •    Wood Floor Refinishing
    •    Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Treatments
    •    Deodorization

Can SERVPRO Handle Repairs and Reconstruction?

The removal of materials like drywall, carpeting, and wood flooring is not uncommon after flood damage occurs. Our in-house contractors can work quickly to ensure that only the damaged portions of these materials get removed so that reconstruction and reinstallation are more efficient and cost-effective. With a roster of building trade professionals, we can not only oversee the repairs and rebuilding necessary after controlled demolition has occurred but also can address other conditions such as damaged utilities and even remodeling when desired.

Cleaning up after a flood loss event in your basement requires debris removal, surface cleaning, and potent antibacterial products applied to the right exposed surfaces. The experience of our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team with flood recovery can help this process to be more efficient and less costly for our customers. Give us a call at (626) 387-4111.

What Damage Can a Leaking Roof Cause My Covina Home?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from roof into a bucket in a living room Storm damage can affect your home without you even realizing it. Once you figure it out, call SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

Severe storms can compromise the structure in many ways, but our in-house contractors and experienced restoration technicians can offer full-scale support from the time we arrive.

When storm losses impact your Covina home, it could have devastating effects on the property. Wind and rain damages can compromise the roof on the house, leading to penetration of floodwater and the continued decline of structural integrity. Even smaller portions of vulnerability in your home's defenses could welcome some catastrophic conditions without immediate action by accredited professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Whether it is a complete collapse of your roof system or a leaking roof from storms around your Covina residence, our professionals can help. We have a team of in-house contractors that can arrive along with our restoration technicians to offer real-time construction solutions to accompany water removal and drying. Before we can begin with the restoration work that your property needs, we must first determine the extent of the damage through a thorough inspection.

How Bad is the Structural Damage?

Compromise to the roof of your Covina home might not be detectable initially, especially if you are not familiar with some of the red flags that you might be looking for in the inspection. If you suspect that some degree of damage exists, you can rely on our fast-responding SERVPRO technicians to conduct this evaluation on your behalf. With sophisticated tools and technologies, we can identify the physical damages that exist throughout the property and track the migration of water.

Determining how bad the structural damage is to the roof and other areas of your home involve a thorough inspection conducted by our project manager and crew chief. This job scoping dictates the necessary actions, equipment, and personnel to make it "Like it never even happened." This inspection of the property determines several things, including:

  • The extent of the damage
  • Where water damage exists
  • What processes are needed to seal openings temporarily

What are Emergency Services?

Emergency services are the actions that our professionals take when we first arrive. In some situations, these approaches are so immediately needed that they precede job scoping and mitigation phases. The implementation of these specific services can help to limit the spread and severity of flood loss incidents throughout the property by sealing up damage points and quickly identifying standing water threats to pave the way for successful drying. While there are multiple emergency services, here are some of the most common after roof damage:

  • Board up services - If the roof is damaged, it is not far-fetched to believe that other areas of your home's defenses are compromised as well. Board up focuses on sealing overexposed openings in your house, such as broken windows and missing siding.
  • Tarping damaged roofs - With roof damages, it is essential to get the breach sealed up as soon as possible to prevent continued water penetration from runoff and other sources. Tarping over the roof is an effective method of avoiding this flooding.
  • Controlled demolition - There are some materials in flood events that become too damaged to protect and restore. In these situations, a suitable solution is to remove and discard these damaged materials to maximize the efficiency of reconstruction at a later date. 
  • Extraction - Removing standing water is a vital step in the emergency services that we can provide your home after a flood. Surface damage can quickly get absorbed by flooring materials and other exposed elements, making it essential to remove it with specific tools such as wet vacuums and submersible pumps.

Can a Damaged Roof Allow for Widespread Flooding?

Depending on the damage to the roof itself, any potential flooding in your home could vary significantly. Different approaches are required to address each of these situations from a slow leak that results in a persistent drip to lower levels of your home to complete breaches where runoff moves freely through the attic space. Determining what method works best for the current condition means a visual inspection targeting specific points. When any of these conditions get discovered, the amount of drying and restoration effort should increase:

  • Standing water
  • Trapped water
  • Moisture concerns

There is no mistaking that roof damage can lead to flood loss in your home or business. Addressing these conditions as quickly as possible can reduce how much of your home suffers the spread and migration of these flood effects. No matter what your home needs, from structural repairs to extraction and restoration, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team can help by calling (626) 387-4111.

Is Expert Water Removal Best for My Business?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

A group of SERVPRO equipment on a white background. SERVPRO has the right equipment when it comes to your Covina business water damage.

SERVPRO Adapts Our Water Removal Methods to Fit the Needs of Your Covina Commercial Space

Water incidents can happen at any time, and how they get handled determines the severity of damage and loss. When your Covina business suffers from a water loss, you need to facilitate proper cleanup and restoration quickly. This is where our team at SERVPRO shines, including the latest technology, methods, and products to restore your commercial space and make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Does Water Extraction Take Place?

You know that you need water removal in Covina immediately so that you do not lose furnishings or inventory. We come in to assess the level of damage so that we can make the best choice in terms of equipment and the proper manner to proceed. We provide both pack-out services as well as in-place drying to achieve optimal results. 

How Does In-Place Drying Work?

If your place of business has wall-to-wall carpeting, it might be impractical to remove it all without immense disruption. Our crew may recommend in-place drying to clean water for a variety of reasons. Some of the top reasons we use in-place drying methods include:

  •   Wet carpet tends to be very heavy when saturated
  •   Handling dense, wet carpet can become prone to delamination where the backing and carpet fibers separate
  •   Detachment of the carpet to move it can lead to stretching or tears
  •   All of the inventory within your commercial space will have to be packed up and moved out for removal to take place

During the in-place drying of carpets, our team raises furnishings, shelving, and equipment carefully. This gets done to facilitate drying and limit the transfer of rust, stain, or paint onto the carpet. We then employ the use of light wand extraction tools to control migration during the water removal process. 

SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina is the team to call when you need professional water removal in your place of business. Call us today at (626) 387-4111 to have a crew deployed to your location.

Can One Contractor Complete Fire Restoration Start to Finish in My Azusa Restaurant?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up shot of fire Call us at (626) 387-4111 to discuss how we can help.

Seamless Attention to All Aspects of Restoration After Fire Damage in Your Azusa Restaurant Is on the Menu at SERVPRO Everyday

Multitasking caused your Azusa restaurant to confront a kitchen fire when short-staffing resulted in a few moments of inattention at the grill. Can finding a restoration company that offers multiple disaster recovery specialties provide high-quality services to help you recover? Or should you instead hire a different contractor for each phase of the project for the best results?

How Can One Company Manage Different Aspects of a Fire Emergency in My Restaurant?

Our team prepares to perform the various tasks required for Azusa commercial fire restoration through mastery of course work offered by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is an international standards-setting organization in the vanguard of establishing best practices for all disciplines within the restoration industry. We also have a general contractor license, permitting our construction division to swing in after mitigation and remediation of water, smoke, and soot damage for necessary build-back services.

What Water Damage Is Common After a Restaurant Fire?

SERVPRO expects at least some water damage in any commercial fire restoration. Chances are good that your business installed a sprinkler system to snuff out flames quickly. When the fire department responds, water is the intervention most used to eliminate lingering smoldering and hot spots. Water creates safety hazards that we must manage first.

How Do Professionals Move to the Fire Residue Removal Phase?

While a crew of Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) extract contaminated water and dry out your space, our crew chief matches the smoke and soot damage seen in your restaurant to cleaning products and techniques we know work. A one-size-fits-all response to fire damage is impossible because the residues and the surfaces affected vary. Our team considers that as we move from space to space within your dining establishment.

Can you rely on SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina to handle all of your commercial fire restoration needs? We look forward to answering your questions and concerns. Call us at (626) 387-4111 to discuss how we can help.

How Do I Remove Water From the Room Where My Server Racks Are in Covina?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Data Center With Multiple Rows of Fully Operational Server Racks When your data center needs the attention of professional commercial water removal services, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina.

SERVPRO technicians have the expertise to clean up the water in your Covina data center

Whereas once the file room filled with necessary paperwork and documents was the lifeblood of a Covina business or organization, in the present, a data center performs the same function and so much more. When a water loss occurs, it is vital to get the equipment out of the area of elevated humidity and extract the water as rapidly as possible.
Water has naturally occurring minerals that behind residues with the potential to deteriorate circuit boards.
Other possible loss situations are:
    •    Loss of ability to perform daily operations as needed over the network
    •    Loss of client data
    •    Corruption of stored data
    •    Failure of internal ecosystems

What is the Best Process for Commercial Water Removal Services in a Data Center?

SERVPRO techs have decades of experience in handling sensitive electronic equipment in need of commercial water removal services in Covina properties.

In a data center, commonly found equipment includes server racks, switches, and routers for network communications. The technicians most often remove the equipment out of the work-site environment to lessen the exposure to humid conditions that could potentially damage the equipment.

The most turned-to type of water extraction equipment is the portable pump. This easy-to-maneuver machine allows the tech to move rapidly around the structure and get into corners and along walls to remove the maximum amount of moisture.

What Actions Should Happen First After Commercial Water Damage in a Company Server Room?

There are some things that property owners can do before the arrival of SERVPRO technicians on the scene for the mitigation.
    •    Turn off electricity
    •    Move server racks out of the loss area if there is no danger entering the area
    •    Avoid the urge to test the equipment as it can cause permanent damage

If there is the danger of slip and fall accidents or water has compromised outlets, wait until the technicians arrive on-site and inform them of the situation. They can safely remove the equipment to a dry, secure area during the mitigation.

Commonly Seen Tactics Used During Data Center Restoration Services

While the equipment may get removed without a hitch, it is not uncommon for structural elements of the building to require removal due to water loss. Sheetrock that wicked too much moisture and shows signs of warping or deterioration that requires disposal as a loss. Tiles may lose adhesion after exposure to moisture and need removal to dry the substrate underneath. Shock-absorbing industrial carpeting usually has rubber construction and has a design made to repel liquids. This type of floor covering needs removal for drying and cleaning to be suitable for reuse.

Drying Methods to Bring Down Interior Air Moisture Levels Rapidly

SERVPRO technicians dry loss areas quickly through the smart use of different types of equipment used in tandem. While air movers deliver highspeed airflow over wet surfaces, the dehumidifiers capture this water vapor. This cycle continues, and the interior humidity levels lower in less time than traditional drying methods. When the subfloor or substrate requires drying, the techs deploy multiple drying mats to force the air into the wet area.

Why Monitoring the Drying Process is Important

High air moisture conditions are bad for computer equipment, and while the drying process is on-going, the SERVPRO techs set drying goals and use their detection devices to monitor the process from start to finish. This attention to detail ensures then the equipment gets moved back in, the environment is optimum for the best operation.

Final Steps in the Water Loss Restoration Process

If the business owner does not have anyone certified to test their computer equipment, the techs can arrange for a local professional to look it over and recommend any needed repairs before reuse. Then, the SERVPRO technicians walk the property owner through the loss area to go over the actions taken and the repairs that need to get made to bring the data center to its preloss condition. With their general contractor license #CSLB: 976913, the techs can offer any rebuilding that needs to occur as part of the restoration services to save property owners the hassle of finding and researching local contractors. There is also a detailed report compiled during the mitigation of the loss area that includes photos to expedite the filing of any insurance claims.

When your data center needs the attention of professional commercial water removal services, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111. The techs can extract the water and get your server room up and running again as fast as possible.

Why is Flood Water in Covina Unsafe When Rainwater is Not?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

the bottom floor of a house that is flooded If your house is dealing with flood damage, it can be a struggle. Contact SERVPRO immediately to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training to Remove Water Safely From Your Covina Home That May Contain Chemicals, Bacteria, or Sewage

A mere inch of water does not seem like much, but when it is bacteria-laden or smelly sewage water with the addition of mud or debris, it can do serious damage to your Covina home. Because this situation has the potential to be dangerously unhealthy unless you have protective clothing and professional equipment, it is best to bring in a professional restoration services company as quickly as possible to try to lessen the loss to the home and contents.

What Should Get Handled First After Flood Damage in My Home?

If the flood damage in your Covina home gets contained in a single room or area that can be closed off, move people, pets, and valuables out of the area and do not enter until SERVPRO team members arrive. In cases where the water loss is widespread throughout the home, it is best to vacate the premises until mitigation efforts complete. When it is not feasible to enter the loss area, tell the crew chief upon arrival items that you want out of the house and their location. Commonly requested items are:

  • Important documents such as deeds, marriage licenses, and birth certificates
  • Artworks and photos, including photo albums
  • Sentimental objects that have no real cash value but are priceless to the homeowner

Is It Safe to Leave My Property After It Got Flooded?

The technicians have experience in securing properties during storm damage mitigation in Covina. Sturdy plywood gets used over doors and windows to keep unauthorized individuals out of the home when the technicians are not on-site working. Security tape may also get used to further deter anyone from entering.

Why Does the Sheetrock Get Removed Partially During Flood Water Removal?

Sheetrock is sturdy and leaves a smooth appearance on a wall, takes primer and paint readily, and is the foundation for a good room design. However, once exposed to water, it wicks it rapidly and begins to buckle or warp as the core pulls the moisture upward. SERVPRO technicians use their moisture detection equipment to "see" inside the sheetrock and determine how far up into the material water is present, the highest point, known as the "waterline."  Then they measure several inches above the waterline and cut the damaged portions away. The goal is to leave as much of the original building materials as possible to make repairs a breeze.

Common Loss Situations After Flood Water Enters a Home

Although SERVPRO techs test the water to determine the nature of any harmful elements such as bacteria or pathogenic agents and have professional cleaning solutions to handle anything present, some things in the home will still be a loss.

Carpet and area rugs that take on floodwater require extraction to make them safe to handle and reduce their weight, but each requires disposal as a biohazard as there is no way to sanitize them for reuse. The backings to the fibers frequently disintegrate after prolonged exposure to water, making repairs impossible.

Low-sitting upholstered furnishings generally absorb the water and need disposal. Furnishings made from composite wood, mainly where the core gets constructed from a cardboard-like material, often split and get destroyed after an encounter with a water loss event.

As each piece gets removed with the approval of the homeowner or insurance adjuster, documentation is vital. The techs photograph, sometimes video, and include the imagery in a detailed report that gets provided to the homeowner and adjuster to assist with expediting insurance claims for reimbursement on lost home contents.

Rebuilding After Flood Loss Does Not Have to Be a Stressful Situation

After SERVPRO technicians finish the extraction of the water, drying the home, and the application of disinfection and odor control needed, the home will be ready for repairs. If the homeowner chooses, the same team that performed the restoration services can also handle the required reconstruction. With their general contractor license #CSLB: 976913, the techs can provide homeowners with:

  • Rebuilding structural elements to code
  • Installation of carpet or flooring
  • Priming and Painting

Guaranteeing the Job Meets Approval

Happiness with the job done is one of the hallmarks of each SERVPRO team member's commitment to service. Once the restoration services and repairs are complete, the homeowner and adjuster get taken for a walk-through with a description of the actions taken during the cleanup and reconstruction. This is to ensure the job done met expectations and hopefully exceeded them.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 can handle any size flood damage in local properties. The certified technicians bring years of experience and the latest equipment to ensure your home gets returned to its preloss condition.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Covina, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina today at (626) 387-4111 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Can Storm Damage in Azusa Can Severely Damage a Home?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVRPO here to help graphic Call SERVPRO After Storm Damage to Your Azusa Home

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Property After a Storm Has Damaged Your Structure

Storm damage is not just water damage that has been dumped in your home. It can also be leaves and other debris that can be carried inside. Roof damage can also fall under storm damage, as can screens and storm door that are damaged by the wind's tugging on them. Leaves may not seem to be a cause for concern, but they can stain your carpets, as well as harbor insects of all kinds. Twigs and small branches may have landed all over your yard, but larger limbs may be resting on power lines overhead, creating electrical hazards if they cause a line to snap. Limbs in this sort of position are especially dangerous and should only be removed by professionals who are skilled in such delicate work.

If your property in Azusa is in an area where storm damage is severe, knowing who to call that is professional, skilled, and certified in the many different aspects of storm damage clean up can bring you a bit of comfort. Nobody can prevent storms, but undoing the damage is simple when you know who to call ahead of time. Ask your local SERVPRO about the mobile app called ERP which provides you with instant communication to our franchise if you have an emergency. It also offers suggestions and tips to help prevent or mitigate emergency situations.
Even if you have had your siding professionally installed recently, it often happens that high enough winds can peel this off a home. While the construction underneath it, vapor barrier, insulation, and the framing provide a minimum of protection, the siding should still be re-installed as quickly as possible. Laying it out to keep it from becoming creased and unusable as soon as the storm is over should help reduce the siding that needs to be replaced.
Shingles can also come loose. If you have noticed any pieces, even small ones, lying in your yard, you should have your roof inspected. Loose shingles will not allow just rain to enter your attic and ruin your insulation – small openings can also provide a way for rodents and other small animals to enter your home and contaminate your crawl space with droppings. They will most likely have a nice time burrowing into your insulation, adding to the damage even more. Remember that our SERVPRO technicians can also offer a tarp service to protect your roof and home from the elements and vermin. Even if you do not see any shingles in your grass or elsewhere on the ground, periodic inspections are an excellent idea. Rainwater that enters through your roof can take months for it to make its first appearance on your ceiling's surface. This can also cause mold growth within the attic.
If you have had your share of heavy storms, we can help you get your house back in shape. We are experienced in both winter preparation and spring cleaning, both of which are perfect times to spruce up after storms have passed by. Call us, SERVPRO of Azusa /Covina at (626) 387-4111.