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Our Experts Will Restore your Covina Home From Water Damage

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Experts Will Restore your Covina Home From Water Damage Our team is ready to help you with any water damages you may encounter big or small and restore your home to its original condition.

Water Damage in the Walls of Your Covina Home

Being a homeowner means being vigilant about the safety and integrity of your home. You work hard to avoid harm's way, but sometimes dangers escape your careful eye. If a pipe bursts even slightly, your home can face water damage behind its walls, alerting you when it is already too late. As soon as you discover standing water, it is time to reach out to a team of experts to return your home to its original condition and avoid further damage.

If you encounter water damage to your home in Covina, this is the moment to reach out to us. To assess the severity of what lurks behind walls and under the floor, our SERVPRO team is here. Our rapid access team is available 24/7 to attend to your emergency, even if it appears to be a simple repair. Our expertise allows us to carefully review the immediate and potential dangers standing water can have on your home. For example, a small but long-lasting water leak may weaken your home's foundations over time. Although water pockets may not be evident at first sight, our team carries specialized monitoring equipment that can detect water deposits in hidden places that could weaken the structure or compromise your dry-wall. Our training and on-field expertise allow us to survey your home and identify areas of risk.

When the leak has been small, our SERVPRO technicians work to extract water with dehumidifiers, wet/dry vacuums and other handheld tools. When the amount of water damage is more significant, we might incorporate powerful air movers and submersible pumps to complete the job. In the process we monitor all appropriate levels of humidity until the atmosphere in your home has returned to normal. In some cases we may drill small holes in your baseboards and inject warm air into your walls in order to speed up the drying process. This technique is commonly known as injectidry.

Our work is not complete until the threat for mold is addressed. Often a by-product of standing waters, mold spores can spread quickly throughout your home. Our team tests for the presence of mold and makes recommendations based on our findings. Like you, our goal is to keep you and your family safe.

Whether you encounter a small leak or an overwhelming amount of water, reach out to SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina at (626) 387-4111. Allow our professional staff to help you leave your home like nothing ever happened.

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Call The Professionals At SERVPRO When A Flood Causes Significant Damage To Your Azusa Home

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call The Professionals At SERVPRO When A Flood Causes Significant Damage To Your Azusa Home Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina rapid response team a call as soon as soon as flooding begins.

What To Do After A Flood In Your Azusa Home

While you might understand that some disasters that affect your Azusa home are inevitable, how you respond to these situations determine the amount of money you tie up into restoration and how severe the damages get permitted to become. Our crew can respond quickly in the event of flooding in your home, giving you a better opportunity to protect the things that you value the most and offer effective mitigation solutions to prevent the damage from getting worse once we arrive.

Knowing what to do once flood damage has affected your Azusa home can be challenging, especially since a natural disaster like this comes with an overwhelming number of concerns. The best choice that you can make is to reach out to our SERVPRO team immediately at the first sign of flooding so that we can mobilize both our estimation department and mitigation team. This personnel can help to keep your restoration costs to a minimum and preserve contents within your home from irreparable damage from the rising waters.

Assessment of the damage on your own might seem like a good idea initially, but flooding can cause many structural concerns from weakening flooring to ceiling collapse. Your best choice is to wait until our SERVPRO team arrives to provide an accurate inspection of the damage, complete with cataloging all of the affected areas, materials, and items. We can provide this information to your insurance provider to help to get a claim approved for full restoration while our professionals continue mitigation work such as extraction and pack outs.

Our objective with our rapid response is to help homeowners to get their properties fully restored without excessive cost. We can even provide estimations of the work directly to you to determine on your own whether it is wiser to pay out of pocket for the restoration rather than covering a deductible and likely contending with a rate increase for the future.

Flooding is something that can affect area homes from time to time, but knowing what to do in these situations is critical to making the restoration as efficient as possible. Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina rapid response team a call as soon as soon as flooding begins at (626) 387-4111.

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The Real Story Behind Water Damage Remediation in Azusa

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Story Behind Water Damage Remediation in Azusa When your reliable washing machine springs a leak, the whole laundry room can face damage. Contact our certified team for remediation.

Removing Water Damage From Azusa Homes

Azusa residents do not usually worry about massive floods, but a broken pipe or a faulty washing machine can affect nearly everyone. The effects can be just as expensive if the water is poorly dealt with or goes unnoticed for a longer period.
 
That is why SERVPRO needs to be your choice to remove the effects of water damage in Azusa and restore your home to its original state. As part of a nationwide network, our office has access to every piece of equipment needed to restore both the structural and personal property to a clean, dry condition.
 
If the water continued to leak overnight, our teams might have to start by removing the excess water. They use pumps to draw outstanding water and then switch to extraction wands and other devices to remove water trapped in carpets and from between floorboards. The sooner our teams remove the water, the less damaging it is to furniture and floors.
 
As specialists remove the water, other team members raise furniture out of the way and set it on pallets or other stands outside so that water can drain without staining the carpets or wood floors. They set up fans to increase air circulation to dry the items without causing further damage. For very soaked chairs or sofas, team members may also use air movers to force warm air over a surface and push out moisture trapped inside them.
 
After specialists finish extraction on carpets and floors, they raise the carpet and remove the pad which decays quickly after exposure to water. To dry the carpet, specialists raise an entry and an exit point and use an air mover to force warm air over the floor and underside of the carpet to dry it along with a fan at the exit to draw out the damp air. Specialists use the same air movers and fans to dry wooden floorboards without causing secondary damage as well. Once done, team members replace the pad and then reattach the carpet.
 
At SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina, our goal is to help every owner return home as soon as possible. If you need us immediately or have a question about what we can do for you, call today at (626) 387-4111.

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Our Team Explains The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality Following A Fire In Your Covina Home

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Team Explains The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality Following A Fire In Your Covina Home Give our experts a call anytime disaster strikes!

Air Purification Is Critical For Fire Damaged Covina Homes

After a damaging fire in your Covina home, there are threats present even in the atmosphere that a homeowner and their family need to monitor from a distance. Indoor air quality concerns can allow for respiratory concerns from lingering smoke, airborne debris and dust, and soot particles. Overcoming these effects is almost impossible for a homeowner to handle on their own, but our professional restoration team has equipment and expertise to remove this potential hazard.

When you consider all of the ways that fire damage in your Covina property can present itself, many homeowners might find themselves most concerned with structural elements and less about airborne threats. However, with the combustion of multiple materials including plastics, aerosols, chemicals and more commonly found in the average home, this environment could be dangerous to breath unfiltered. Our SERVPRO technicians have experience and training with the use of a full range of personal protective equipment from respirators to SCBA tanks for initial mitigation work when we first arrive at a fire-damaged property.

These threats only get more exasperated with the removal of debris and damaged components from the property in the earliest stages of restoration. Controlled demolition and cleanup by our SERVPRO specialists can circulate more smoke residue, debris, dust, and even harmful organic compounds present in the air to cause potential health risks to those exposed without breathing protection.

We set up and begin using hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers as soon as possible to begin filtering out harmful substances and particulates in the air. The HEPA filter installed in the machines can trap even microscopic debris, improving the air quality more and more the longer that these machines continue to run in the affected environments.

Air quality concerns often do not make the top of the priority list for those experiencing a structure fire that engulfs portions of their home. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina rapid response team to arrive quickly with the personnel and equipment to make a difference. Give our experts a call anytime disaster strikes at (626) 387-4111.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Covina Home And Put You At Ease After A Flood

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Will Restore Your Covina Home And Put You At Ease After A Flood Damage caused by a storm needs SERVPRO on the scene.

Overflowing Catch Basins Can Flood Covina Homes

 Severe weather might not always threaten your Covina home, especially with the high-quality construction of your house designed to withstand the sometimes brutal winds and conditions present with harsh storms. The culvert system or storm sewer network throughout the area are vital to protecting properties and commercial structures from flooding by moving water to safe areas, water treatment facilities, and even into the primary sewer system that travels to wastewater plants. 

Maintaining these catch basins and culverts is often the responsibility of the municipality, but without staying on top of these basins in the middle of a heavy storm, your Covina home could end up with flood damage. These diversion systems can get clogged with debris, falling leaves, dirt, and other obstructing substances and prevent them from moving water away from residences and businesses as they should. The result can be a time-sensitive flooding situation in which our SERVPRO professionals must act quickly to protect areas of your house and the occupants of the residence from potential hazards and damages. 

While anyone can clean off the top grating to help water flow resume to this diversion network, many times the problem lies in an inaccessible or challenging place within the basin itself. To correct this problem, you often must contact the owner of the catch basin, whether that belongs to the city or it is one maintained by the state. In the meantime, you need professionals that can protect your belongings from unsalvageable damage while the drying efforts begin.

Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly with the tools to quickly extract excess water and begin thoroughly drying all of the exposed areas. While often carpeting and drywall exposed must get removed and later replaced, our fast response to the situation can help move the contents of your home to a safe location for focused cleaning and drying by our experienced Contents Department. 

While you cannot predict when a catch basin on the roadway or right of way can clog or get obstructed to prevent water flow, the flood damage that a situation like this can cause is substantial for nearby properties. Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina rapid response team a call anytime at (626) 387-4111 to protect your belongings and restore the damage that occurred. 

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If You Discover Mold Growing In Your Azusa Home Our Team At SERVPRO Can Help!

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation If You Discover Mold Growing In Your Azusa Home Our Team At SERVPRO Can Help! Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina rapid response team a call today at (626) 387-4111.

Rebuilding Your Azusa Property After Widespread Mold Colonization

As much as Azusa homeowners want to preserve the original materials and structural elements of their property when faced with a disaster, this is not always practical or cost-effective. Many times, the extensive work that has to happen to materials to bring them back from their damaged state ultimately costs much more than to remove it altogether and replace it. This situation can get seen often with our mold remediation work.

When you discover mold damage in your Azusa home, many homeowners already know that the recovery from this scenario is too advanced for them to accomplish on their own. With our SERVPRO professionals, we can assess the situation as soon as we arrive at your address to determine the full scope of the damage including which materials are too severely damaged to save effectively. We offer comprehensive support to our customers that begins with this initial inspection and covers every step through a completed restoration and remediation of their property.

As a team with a licensed contracting division, our professionals can offer our customers time and money-saving options like a controlled demolition and build back services. With our initial assessment, we can earmark materials and areas of the home too affected by the mold growth and spread of the colony to effectively waste resources to preserve and tear these components out. This process effectively removes the colony inside of the material and leaves the area prepared for the reconstruction to follow by our dedicated licensed contractors.

Our goal as restorers is to protect the structural elements of your home as much as possible without the need for unnecessary tear outs and reconstruction. We can honestly assess the spread and damage to walls, floors, ceilings, and other affected contents of the property to decide the best course of action to make remediation and the subsequent restoration as fast as possible for our customers.

As problematic as mold damage can be for your life, we have dedicated professionals with the experience and advanced equipment to make a difference quickly in your home. Give our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina rapid response team a call today at (626) 387-4111.

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How is Water Removed From Your Covina Drywall?

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How is Water Removed From Your Covina Drywall? One of the first signs of a water leak is dimpling and peeling drywall.

Why SERVPRO Manages Water Removal in Covina Perfectly

When there is water spill in a property, it presents various challenges including stain transfer, microbial growth and deterioration in parts of the structure due to rot or other issues. Fixing the source and removing the intruding water are critical steps in restoring the property to its preloss condition. Remember, as long as there is excess moisture present, it is impossible to perform other essential restoration steps correctly. Covina property owners can deal with water loss incidents better by involving professional water restoration technicians like us.  

Expediting the water removal in Covina helps in many ways including limiting the chances of microbial growth. Most materials also deteriorate in different ways if they remain submerged in water for long. For example, wet drywall can lose its structural integrity, while natural wood warps or buckles from the extended water exposure. Carpets, on the other hand, lose up to 50% of their strength when soaked increasing chances of tears and other mechanical damage. Using high-speed pumps or truck-mounted extractors, our SERVPRO technicians can extract all standing water before it causes severe damage.  

Proper moisture detection is crucial for conclusive water removal. Although most of the water pools in areas that you can readily see with your naked eye, some might filter into hidden areas such as wall cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians prioritize detection of the water source and level of migration. We have state-of-the-art equipment such as thermal cameras that enable us to check hidden spaces without tearing them down first. Using moisture sensors, we can also measure the level of water migration on different porous materials.  

Thoroughly drying property helps eliminate the effects of a water spill "Like it never even happened." Our SERVPRO technicians understand various challenges that affect the drying stage and therefore come up with the best strategies to tackle them. Since drying involves evaporation, it is much slower when more water is involved. We, therefore, do thorough extraction before starting the drying process. Drying also requires a perfect balance of the evaporation rate and humidity extraction from the air. We do this by calculating the number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed for balanced drying.  

Removing standing water from your property with professional help is easy. Call SERVPRO of Azusa /Covina at (626) 387-4111 to assist you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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A SERVPRO Crew Is a Beautiful Thing for Removing Water from Your Salon in Azusa

12/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A SERVPRO Crew Is a Beautiful Thing for Removing Water from Your Salon in Azusa SERVPRO Keeps Azusa Salons Beautiful with Rapid Water Removal

What You Can Do When a Pipe Bursts in Your Azusa Salon and Causes Water Damage

It is unfortunate that old plumbing can lead to complications that can unexpectedly cause water damage inside of your business. When a pipe bursts inside of your salon, water can run the quickest path from your ceiling to yoåçur floor. From there, the longer that it sits, the water can begin to become absorbed by the tile flooring of your establishment. If it is left too long, the base of the floor underneath can swell and cause cracks in the tile above.
 
It is never a good feeling to open the doors of your Azusa salon and find water damage pooled around the pedicure chairs first thing in the morning. In fact, you may initially feel panic and freeze, unsure of what to do. However, it is vital for you to get on the phone and call for professional help as soon as you can. The sooner that help can arrive, the less likely it is that severe damage can set in.
 
Here at SERVPRO, we understand how valuable your time is as fellow business owners. Foot traffic is everything and closing your store means a loss of money. However, if you call us first thing upon finding the water damage, SERVPRO can rush to your property and begin remediation immediately. By quickly addressing the water damage on your property, it is possible that your store can reopen faster.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive at your salon with advanced equipment meant for remediating water damage. Our techs can use powerful wet/dry vacuums to clean up any pooled water lingering on the floor. From there, we can use moisture meters to determine where any drying needs to occur inside your shop.
 
SERVPRO can use equipment such as air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers in conjunction to reduce the moisture that is lingering inside of the flooring. Once we're sure that the damage has been completely remediated, we can leave your salon and allow you to reopen your doors, confident that space has been returned to its preloss state.
 
Do not ever wait upon finding water damage inside of your establishment. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina by phoning (626) 387-4111. No matter what time you call, we're always ready to send a team out to assist you.

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Some Water Damage Mistakes in Irwindale That You Should Avoid

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Water Damage Mistakes in Irwindale That You Should Avoid When the carpeting in your home soaks up a lot of water, you need quick acting remediation specialists to remove the water and restore the damage.

Why Choosing Water Damage Mitigation Specialists from SERVPRO can Save Your Home in Irwindale

Water is one of our most precious resources and without it, life would end for all of us. When it ends up in places that should always stay dry, that same water can create extensive damage.

Your home's interior can also experience this type of problem. There are many reasons why your home might suffer water damage in Irwindale. SERVPRO technicians can help mitigate everything and make your house “Like it never even happened.” quickly and efficiently. We can do this because of our thorough training, extensive experience, and the full range of our equipment. Newly discovered water standing inside your home means you must react quickly, calling us so we can remove the water as soon as possible and start the drying process without any delays.

When you call, giving as many details regarding the situation can help us arrive prepared for your specific case. Mold and other microbes can begin growing in as little as 24 hours after exposure to water. We want to prevent this from happening to your residence. While we can remediate such situations, prevention always saves the homeowners money and aggravation.

Many floor types can handle water, and rapid drying restores it to acceptable or better condition. Some floor coverings, however, fall apart when soaked in water for more than a few minutes. These typically come in wood by-products, compressed into tiles that we can easily replace with more durable coverings. We pull these up and prepare the floor for new coverings by smoothing the surface and drying it out completely. Carpeting's survival rate after exposure to water depends significantly on the type of water and its source, as well as the age of the carpet and the duration of the water's presence. Many times it becomes less expensive to replace the carpeting and pad instead of attempting to restore it. Not only does waterlogged carpet hold debris that escapes vacuuming, but any pad exposed to water for more than a short time almost always falls apart, and we must replace it with new.

Once your flooring becomes exposed to water, the damage can become extensive. We beat the effects of water damage regularly by putting our knowledge and experience to work for you. Our ability to scale our equipment and teams to your exact needs means we always have the precise approach needed to mitigate your situation successfully.

You can always contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina by calling our 24-hour service line at (626) 387-4111, day or night, any day of the year. Water damage requires your immediate attention to prevent it from worsening, and we can help mitigate it and prepare your home for the restoration to make it whole again.

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How We Remove Soot And Smoke Particles From Your Fire Damaged Home In Covina

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How We Remove Soot And Smoke Particles From Your Fire Damaged Home In Covina No matter how small or huge a fire damage incident is, the smoke and soot that results can cause damage to your property.

Removing Soot And Smoke Particles From Your Covina Home During Fire Damage Restoration

No matter how small or huge a fire damage incident is, the smoke and soot that results can cause damage to your property. The various soot or smoke particles that need to be cleaned off your property are reliant on the type of substances that the fire consumed. Soot is usually produced when incomplete combustion takes place and depending on what the fire burned it can contain a mixture of dust, soils, metals, chemical and even acids. It is small in size and can float in the air and travel throughout your Covina property.

The smoke particles that a fire damage event produces in your Covina home can contain ash, oils, tar, carbon, and different kinds of chemicals. Our SERVPRO technicians perform appropriate cleaning and restoration procedures to prevent secondary damage. The soot and smoke particles which float in the air may lead to health effects, which is why our team uses appropriate personal protective equipment such as full face masks, goggles, gloves, and footwear when carrying out restoration procedures.

Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced equipment to make work efficient. For instance, we can install dehumidifiers to address the moisture problem that results from the water that was used to extinguish the fire. We have the skills of determining what is salvageable and removing the unsalvageable items from the building. When we are removing smoke and soot particles from a carpet, we avoid impact when it is likely to embed the particles into the materials. For instance, we use HEPA vacuuming to lift the particles from the surface. For efficient results when we are using HEPA vacuums, we make sure there is a considerable distance between the nozzle and the surface.

Fire incidents are associated with odor problems. We have to identify and remove the odor-causing particles, or our SERVPRO technicians perform processes such as thermal fogging as a way of addressing the odor problem. Deodorants that have the abilities to neutralize the odors are emitted into specific areas.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina has the right equipment to clean and restore your property when it has suffered any degree of fire damage. Our highly trained experts work around the clock and offer solutions that suit both residential and commercial needs. Call (626) 387-4111 to work with a trusted industry leader.

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