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Professional Flood Damage Cleanup & Restoration In Irwindale

10/20/2019 (Permalink)

A living room with standing water damage. We as a restoration company know how important getting your Irwindale home cleaned after a flood damage.

Let SERVPRO handle your flood damaged Irwindale home.

It might be rare to face floods in Irwindale. However, the threat remains real and often leaves lasting effects long after the event itself ends. As a homeowner, you need to keep in mind that a flood can bring many hazards along with it, that you are not capable of handling. It takes a trained professional to recognize all of the problems that may exist.

Depending on the type of flood damage that occurs in your Irwindale home, floodwaters can contain dirt, debris, and harmful pathogens. Any water that passes through or overland can transport debris over vast distances — bringing with it disease-causing pathogens that infect individuals who come into contact with affected materials without the proper protection. 

SERVPRO has all of the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to address flood damage in and around your home. With that in mind, all of our restoration technicians use a variety of personal protective equipment, including boots, masks, gloves, and full-body suits wherever necessary. It is our goal to both protect ourselves and prevent secondary contamination while working to restore your property to a quality preloss condition. 

SERVPRO’s flood damage restoration technicians can help you identify existing problems and avoid exposure after a flood. Our specialists evaluate the threat level in your home and make quality recommendations that provide solutions to your unique situation. Whether your toilet, sink, bathtub, shower, or dishwasher overflowed, a pipe burst, washing machine malfunctioned, or your hot water tank broke, we can help. 

SERVPRO has teams of expertly trained cleaning and restoration specialists available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, to help limit any losses you might experience. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (IICRC), water removal, drying, and deodorization services are all designed to adjust to fit your specific situation. We have years of experience helping homeowners recover after a flood and use everything at our disposal to ensure you receive the results you deserve.

Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina any time, day or night for access to skilled restoration professionals determined to provide you with quality solutions you can trust. We can help make your flooding incident disappear, “Like it never even happened.” and work hard to meet or even exceed your expectations. (626) 387-4111

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Extraction Tools Used For Commercial Water Removal In Covina

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Three women talking to one another in a store. Covina business owners, don't fear we will be there for your water damage.

We have the tools that do it all for your Covina water damage.

Sometimes mishaps take place and one day you can get cursed with bad luck when you suffer from an overnight plumbing failure in your Covina furniture store. If you ever walk into your store in the morning and realize that moisture has been pouring into the interior of your building all night, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO to conduct commercial water removal.

Once your contents and building materials start to get wet, they can quickly become damaged if the moisture is not promptly removed. The first step to commercial water removal in your Covina furniture sales store is to extract as much liquid H2O as possible. Moisture is easier to remove while it is in the liquid form before it soaks into your structural components and evaporates into the air. To complete a successful extraction process, our SERVPRO technicians know that using the right extraction tool for the job is vital.

The best way to remove water is to utilize a heavy-duty truck-mounted extractor. An extraction tool then gets attached to the extractor vacuum hose for the device to be applied to the wet surfaces. For situations where the amount of water is minimal, light, hand-held wands can be used to extract moisture from damp carpet.

During the more difficult situations, deep extraction tools can be implemented. One type of deep extraction tool is a self-propelled extraction device. These units have an independent motor that moves over the carpet at a consistent rate. These tools use the weight of the operator to compress the carpet so that the vacuum pulls out as much water as possible.

Another commonly used deep extraction machine is a stationary tool. Stationary tools also use the weight of the operator to compress the carpet. These, however, get used one section at a time. The operator stands on the device for ten to fifteen seconds and then moves on to the next section.

If your furniture store in Irwindale ever gets flooded out by a plumbing failure, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111. We are available 24/7, and the word on the street is that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Restore Your Water Damaged Carpet In Covina

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet Pad All you need to do is call (626) 387-4111 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Protect Your Carpet By Calling The Specialists After Water Damage In Covina

Some prefer renting to owning a home, and a reason for doing this is the need for upkeep of the property.  All owners can attest to the fact that repairs pop up continuously, requiring attention and resources to resolve them.  Not surprisingly, plumbing issues can arise at any point, including a broken water heater that leaks all over your carpet.  Once you discover the water damage, it is hard to determine whether you can fix the issue on your own or if you need to call a specialist.  Reaching out to a professional team tends to be quicker and less disruptive than tackling the issue yourself.

If this sounds like your experience with your home in Covina, leave the water damage restoration to our SERVPRO team.  Our skilled technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle situations like yours.  Just call our 24/7 number so our Green Fleet can travel to your home and lend a helping hand, regardless of the size of the damage.

When our water restoration technicians (WRT) assess the damage to your carpet, they also consider their options in the drying process.  Even though some equipment such as dehumidifiers and water extractors are clear choices, understanding how they work is essential to optimal results.

Close monitoring of temperature and air moisture keeps our SERVPRO crew informed of the progress.  Occasionally, the best outcome is possible by floating your carpet or allowing hot air to flow underneath it.  This specialized technique is hard to achieve for the average consumer, who can inadvertently stretch the carpet or compromise its integrity.  Our team can help by coordinating available tools and techniques to reach the goal.

Do not let the burden of drying your home fall entirely on you.  Let our experts at SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina do their best by allowing them into your home.  Our expertise in planning, executing, and monitoring the results of a successful drying job is for your benefit.  All you need to do is call (626) 387-4111 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are The Leader At Providing Irwindale Fire Damage Restoration Services

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen covered in smoke and soot damage after a fire We will arrive quickly and begin the restoration process so your home life can go back to normal after a fire.

Damage Assessment and Insurance Claims After Irwindale Fires

Many Irwindale homeowners can concede that fire loss incidents present too many effects and symptoms that they have gotten ill-equipped to handle. With these same property owners seeking the experience and fast response of professionals like our SERVPRO team, you should take a moment to appreciate the relationships between restorers and the home insurance companies providing coverage for your property. Our team has a close working relationship with area providers so that we can expedite claims processes and get your home back to preloss condition as promptly as possible.

With the higher volume of hazardous fire damage effects to Irwindale homes, addressing these conditions must happen right away. Because many of the insurance providers that we work with want to have a professional opinion on the damage and documentation to support the claim getting filed, we encourage potential customers to reach out to our team before they even contact their insurance company about the loss incident. We can mobilize our SERVPRO management and estimator to arrive and begin our thorough assessment and cataloging of the present damage for the needed evidence in your insurance claim.

Fire damage claims are never guaranteed, though as a trusted name in the restoration field in California, we can help our customers to find the satisfactory result they need. Damage assessment is a crucial part of that equation, as this helps to spell out the full measure of the work that must occur, the personnel required to accomplish it, and a general expected cost of this restoration. Our commitment to providing this information quickly can help to reduce the red tape and waiting when handling matters with the insurance.

We can work alongside your insurance adjuster to meet the demands of both our customers and their providers. We have sophisticated and advanced tools that can help to quickly reduce damaging hazards in properties and reduce continued damage of the house should there be an unexpected delay in the green light to begin working.

We strive to provide unparalleled service when fire loss incidents occur because we know how stressful and overwhelming these circumstances can be for our customers. No matter when disasters strike, you can count on our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team to help. Call us today at (626) 387-4111.

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Hire Out or DIY? How to Determine if Your Covina Home Needs Professional Water Damage Restoration Services

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying mat on hardwood floor We have the tools and equipment to thoroughly dry your home.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Do DIY Water Removal in Your Covina Home 

There is a correct time and place for DIY cleanup of water damage in your home. Water emergencies often happen without warning such as a supply line hose to a washing machine failing or a leak within a wall you had zero knowledge of until it dripped through the ceiling.

There are five essential questions to ask about the water removal needs in your Covina home to determine if you need a professional restoration services company.  

How much water is there?

The amount of water in the home is a crucial factor. While you are emptying your home wet/dry vac for the tenth time, the water in your home continues to migrate on the floors and become absorbed into the carpeting. When the damage is on an upper floor in your home, it is finding its way into the lower levels via the floor joists and ceiling. SERVPRO technicians have multiple portable pumps for fast water extraction in several areas of the home at once. 

What type of water needs removal?

In the first 24 hours after a water spill, it is considered "clean" with little to no danger of bacteria or contaminants. If the water in your home has the potential to contain sewage or has sat in the open for over 24 hours, it becomes safe to handle, and you need professional water removal.  

Do I have the right equipment?

If you are going into battle against a water spill and your tools are a mop and wet/dry vac, the outcome may not be what you envision. Water migrates swiftly following the path of least resistance and gets into subflooring quickly. SERVPRO technicians have specialized equipment to extract water from all kinds of surfaces and furnishings. 

Is there a danger of mold?

Did you know mold only requires warmth, moisture, and food such as sheetrock, paper or wood to flourish? If you leave moisture behind during a DIY water cleanup and the ambient temperature is over 70F-degrees, you could potentially have a costly mold infestation issue in the future.  

Can I eliminate the water odor?

That familiar musty odor that remains means there is still an excess of moisture somewhere in your home. SERVPRO technicians possess a diverse array of moisture detection equipment to ascertain the exact location of all water, whether it is visible on the surface or not along with professional-level odor control applications. 

When your home needs water removal, contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111. The experienced, certified technicians are available 24/7 to make the water damage in your home "Like it never even happened."

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Eliminate Water Damage From Covina Property with SERVPRO’s Help

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

How Problems Can Start

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

Calling for Help Sooner Rather than Later

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

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

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

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

Hire Experts to Mitigate Storm Flood Damage in Your Covina Home 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Water Damage in Your Covina Residence Calls for Thorough Drying

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Moisture meters
  • Moisture sensors
  • Thermo-hygrometers

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

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

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The Simple Way to Fix Your Water Damaged Business in Covina

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

Protecting Saturated Short Pile Carpets in a Covina Office

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

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

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

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

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

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How To Prevent A Fire In Your Covina Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

Reducing Your Risks Of Fire Damage In Covina Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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