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

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Water Damage If Your Sink Overflows In Your Covina Home, Our Experts Are Ready 24/7! 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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Don’t Let Extreme Weather Cause Damage To Your Covina Home, Call Our Crew!

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Let Extreme Weather Cause Damage To Your Covina Home, Call Our Crew! Contact us at (626) 387-4111 for a consultation as the waters rise.

Extremes Of Weather Can Result In Covina Flood Damage

Heavy rains even in areas that recently experienced drought are not uncommon in this time of extreme weather patterns. If your home in Covina experiences flooding, you are not alone. Our skilled workforce has both the training and the experience to halt the harm flood water can cause to your residence. We also have the commercial quality water removal and drying equipment needed for our team to exceed your expectations.

Flood damage in Covina can include mudslides and debris-heavy water invading your home. Recovering from this type of loss is not a do-it-yourself proposition. Our employees master the coursework from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and gain on-the-job familiarity with the most effective strategies for flooding abatement in preparation for your disaster. We adjust crew size and add equipment as needed to clear the contaminated waters, clean and disinfect the affected area, and dry out your structure.

Flooding is considered black or Category 3 water. Soil, chemicals, dead animals and insects, and sewage are common contaminants. SERVPRO crews know how to contain and then dispose of the tainted water and debris according to local regulation. Once our pumps and extractors have removed the majority of the flood waters, we clean residual soiling with products and tools matched to your circumstances. We inhibit the proliferation of microbial growth, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens with EPA-registered disinfectants.

Once the flooded spaces are cleared, cleaned, and sanitized, SERVPRO moves on to structural drying. We use thermal imaging to locate any hidden water pockets and measure moisture levels to inform our drying goals. Structural drying requires a balance of air movement and temperature to be struck, causing water absorbed into building materials to release into the air as vapor. Our evaporative and desiccant dehumidifiers capture the airborne moisture for disposal outside of your home.

All steps must complete or at least begin within 24 to 48 hours of the flooding event to prevent secondary damage like mold growth and crumbling or warping of structural components. SERVPRO employees keep this timetable in mind as we look forward to returning your property to you “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is ready for the challenges of flood damage remediation. Contact us at (626) 387-4111 for a consultation as the waters rise.

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We Will Remove Any Odors Left Over After A Fire In Your Azusa Home

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Will Remove Any Odors Left Over After A Fire In Your Azusa Home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and can start the odor removal process quickly to minimize your discomfort.

Fire Damage In Your Azusa Home Can Make It Necessary To Use Odor Removal Services

If you have recently had a non-life threatening or non-emergency fire in your home, you may have extinguished it with minimal damage. However, you may be left with a persistent smoke odor throughout your property that is difficult to remove, especially if the fire burned synthetic materials.

Removing smells is a complex part of soot and smoke damage restoration after a fire because it is invisible and it takes training to know how to remove them quickly and efficiently. If there is smoke odor caused by fire damage in your Azusa home, you can contact the professionals at SERVPRO to provide you with odor removal services. We can mitigate a significant amount of smoke and soot odor damage by using several techniques.

Odors result from airborne gases, chemicals, or small particles. The temperature and size of the fire determine how easily the smoke odor can be eliminated. Higher temperatures cause the pores of the surrounding materials to open and absorb the odors. Fire odor removal requires cleaning, deodorizing and sealing some materials.

Our technicians can remove all the soot and dust using a shop vac. Once we remove the larger particles, we can use dry-chem sponges to clean the affected areas. We also inspect a building to check for charred and burned materials. Removing these materials from your home is critical for helping eliminate the smell. If we come across materials that are impossible to remove, we can apply a sealant on them to lock in the smoke odors.

Our SERVPRO technicians can spray deodorizers throughout the affected areas so that the deodorizing agent can penetrate the pores of the affected surfaces. Our goal is to neutralize the odors you consider unpleasant. Our technicians can eliminate both real and heightened awareness odors. Odors can reappear after several days or months when the weather becomes humid again. If this happens, we can perform additional deodorization procedures.

If there is smoke damage after a fire in your home, you can call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111. We have the training and expertise to deal with different kinds of fire damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and can start the odor removal process quickly to minimize your discomfort.

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Our Technicians Can Restore Your Azusa Hotel After A Water Damage Incident

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Technicians Can Restore Your Azusa Hotel After A Water Damage Incident Water can easily reach unwanted areas in your hotel inconveniencing your guests and interrupting your normal operations.

Managing Different Aspects Improves Commercial Water Removal in Azusa Hotel

Water can easily reach unwanted areas in your Azusa hotel inconveniencing your guests and interrupting your normal operations. Burst plumbing lines or driving rain forcing its way in through spaces in windows or other openings are common ways water can damage your hotel. You can involve professional restorers in the removal because they use their skills to handle various aspects of the restoration better.

For successful commercial water removal in Azusa hotels, it is essential to manage the temperature, humidity, and air movement because these aspects determine the drying rate. Thorough extraction of any standing water is also crucial because extracting more water in liquid form minimizes the evaporation efforts needed for drying. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians understand that physical water extraction is 1200 times more effective which is why we use a variety of water extraction equipment including truck-mounted water extractors for better efficiency.

In a hotel, many materials including carpets, beddings, towels, and draperies can absorb and hold water during the spill. While it is possible to remove some of them for drying, it is a huge undertaking especially if the hotel has many rooms. One way to ensure proper in-place drying is by raising the temperature in the affected areas. Temperature levels around 70° to 90° are optimum since warmer air holds moisture better. Our SERVPRO technicians can use portable heaters where necessary. The dehumidifiers we use also exhaust warm air into the rooms when drying helping raise the temperature.

Faster drying of floor and wall materials is possible with better airflow. Increasing the rate of air movement improves evaporation rate drying the materials faster. Our SERVPRO technicians use air movers to improve air movements. We also change their position from time to time to ensure even drying. We also use moisture meters throughout the drying process to ensure the materials are dry and not just the surface.

For efficient water removal in your Covina or Irwindale area hotel, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina to assist. You can reach us at (626) 387-4111 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Have The Latest Technology And Advances In Covina Water Damage Restoration

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have The Latest Technology And Advances In Covina Water Damage Restoration We have specialized tools such as the suction mat which will suck water from the cracks in the joints of slat flooring.

How Correct Use of Water Removal Methods Protects Homes in Covina

When high humidity exists inside a home, wood floors can become damaged. This damage can present itself in several ways. Slight damage often shows up as boards cup or drown, depending on the location of the moisture affecting the flooring.

SERVPRO technicians carefully apply water removal techniques to protect wood floors in Covina properties, as over-drying of the boards in a wood floor can also create additional problems. When cupping or crowning show up on a floor, we can tell by looking at them where the hidden moisture exists.

When boards become higher on their edges, the floor suffers from cupping. We can resolve this with sanding that reduces the height of the sides without creating a possible problem when the humidity in the area falls back to a lower amount. Cupping can happen when humidity becomes trapped underneath a floor. Sanding eliminates tripping hazards while also keeping the floor from suffering from possible over-drying, which can crack the boards.

Crowning, the opposite of crowning, occurs when water rests on the surface and penetrates the wood. We can more easily perform water removal methods in this type of situation by drying the surface. Because the bottom area of such boards remains closer to the desired moisture level in most cases, we do not need to perform more extensive work. Also, sanding in this type of situation can create damage that only appears when the floor becomes dry again. We never sand a floor that exhibits crowning.

Because warped wood signifies unwanted and harmful dampness, we do need to dry the affected area slowly. Rapidly drying can lead to problems, as well as misdirected air flows. We take care to not over-dry the bottom area. However, we do use moisture detection units to determine if moisture is present in the underlay of the flooring. If so, we can carefully dry this with mats that extract moisture from that area while continually monitoring the progress.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina wants to provide homeowners in the Covina area with services based on the latest technology and advances in restoration and mitigation technology. Call us for water removal and drying professionals who apply IICRC-approved methods in protecting your residence. Our 24-hour services line, (626) 387-4111, is always available so we can provide you with the additional information you need for your unique situation.

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Our Fire Damage Technicians Explain The Specialty Cleaning Agents We Use To Restore Your Home In Covina To Pre-Damage Condition

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fire Damage Technicians Explain The Specialty Cleaning Agents We Use To Restore Your Home In Covina To Pre-Damage Condition SERVPRO has every cleaning agent and tool you can imagine to help you recover from a house fire as quickly and smoothly as possible.

These 3 Specialty Cleaning Agents Help Us Handle Fire Damage In Covina Homes

Many aspects of fire damage in Covina require more power than other household messes to clean up and remove safely from your home. While SERVPRO technicians sometimes make use of conventional glass and surface cleaning products, specific circumstances may require us to bring out more specific chemicals and cleaning agents that are designed for a specific task and purpose. Depending on the extent of the damages and what specific parts of your home the fire has impacted, we may need to use some of these cleaning agents in addition to more generalized solutions.

Strong Acid Cleaners
Some residues from fire damage in your Covina home may be best treated with the use of strong acid cleaners. These products are highly effective at washing away soot and ash from rough surfaces, and can even remove longstanding mineral deposits that may be unaffected by any off-the-shelf cleaning supplies. However, these chemicals can be hazardous without appropriate protective equipment and may cause damage to some surfaces in your home, so only certified SERVPRO technicians should apply them.

Liquid Creme Cleaners
Some of the most useful equipment in our arsenal of cleaning supplies are our liquid creme cleaning agents. These mixtures contain both standard cleaning products and small, mildly abrasive particles that can remove many types of stains and residues from hard and smooth surfaces in your home. These cleaning agents are especially useful for kitchen fires thanks to their ability to stick to smooth vertical surfaces without damaging them.

Wood Creme Cleaners
Similar to liquid creme agents, wood cremes are mixtures of cleaning chemicals and tiny particles that can scrub away smoke residues and other particles. These cremes, however, are much more gentle than most cleaning agents, making them one of our most effective tools for wood surfaces and smoke-damaged appliances that may be sensitive to other chemicals and cremes.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina has every cleaning agent and tool you can imagine to help you recover from a house fire as quickly and smoothly as possible. Call us at (626) 387-4111 for our 24/7 services.

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Has a Broken Pipe Burst the Fun in Your Azusa Home?

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Has a Broken Pipe Burst the Fun in Your Azusa Home? Fast extraction is necessary to minimize water damage. Call SERVPRO to remove the water from your home.

Has a Broken Pipe Flooded Your Azusa Home With Water?

Sudden accidents and damages can plague your home without warning, and you may find your home in critical need of water removal services. A broken pipe inside of your home can leak hundreds of gallons of water if left unchecked, and all of that water has nowhere to go once it is flooding inside of your home. While this problem may seem intimidating or overwhelming, it is essential for you to act immediately.  

The best thing you can do for your Azusa house is to call for water removal services as soon as possible. Getting professional help quickly to your home can prevent severe water damage from taking root inside. The quicker that the mess is cleaned up, the better it is for the longevity of your home.  

Here at SERVPRO, we have a reputation for being swift, efficient, well-trained, and providing excellent customer service. We pride ourselves on our IICRC-certified technicians, and our use of advanced technology to get the job done as quickly as possible. No matter the time, SERVPRO is always ready to come to your aid and remediate the damages inside of your home.  

When the volume of water inside of your home is significant, SERVPRO can bring truck-mounted equipment, such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums, to remove the excess. Using truck-mounted equipment allows us to remove a higher volume of water faster than the independent units do. The sooner that SERVPRO can get the water out of your home, the less likely it is that further damage can develop.  

After extracting the water, we can use thermal imaging technology to ensure that there are no remaining pockets of water hiding in your home, be it between walls or under floors. After being sure there are no more puddles to clean up, SERVPRO can use drying mats, dehumidifiers, and air movers to remove any remaining moisture from the floors in your home and the base of your walls. Once finished, we can return your home to you in its pre-water loss state.  

If a broken pipe leaves your home in need of water removal services, call for them right away. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina by phoning us at (626) 387-4111. No matter the time or day, SERVPRO can quickly help you.

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