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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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What to Do When Water Damage Happens in Covina

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What to Do When Water Damage Happens in Covina Drips Lead to Water Damage in Covina Properties--SERVPRO Can Help with the Cleanup

Covina Homeowners Often Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Water damage can be a catastrophic experience that usually catches many off-guard. You need to be well-prepared in case it happens in your household or business to minimize destruction and stay out of harm’s way. As a resident in Covina, it helps to have contacts of an expert and reliable water restoration company that can come to your rescue in such a situation.

When a leak causes water damage in your Covina home, you may not know what to do at first. Note that water spreads quickly; thus, you need to act fast. It is advisable that you immediately try and locate the source of the leak and try to turn off the valve to stop water from spreading. Remember to be safe at all times especially when electricity is involved to avoid shocks or even electrocution.
 
The company you should run to during such a scenario should be SERVPRO. We have been offering top-notch services to all our clients for many years. We come highly recommended thanks to our professional team of ICCRC certified technicians who arrive on time to help you recover from your loss. We always follow all the proper steps to complete the task at hand in the appropriate manner. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
Our team starts working even as we thoroughly access the situation to get the best possible solution. We only use high-tech equipment that helps us to complete the job fast in a satisfactory manner. Our professionals take time to clean, dehumidify, and dry out your property meticulously. Additionally, we assist in the prevention of mold growth and eliminating dangerous bacteria and pathogens present in water masses.

You can trust SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina to come to your rescue when facing water damage issues. We also serve Irwindale and Azusa. Just call us at (626) 387-4111.

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Being Prepared For Flooding In Your Azusa Basement

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Being Prepared For Flooding In Your Azusa Basement One of the most destructive events which can happen in your home is a flooded basement.

Flooding In Your Basement

One of the most destructive events which can happen in your home is a flooded basement. Unfortunately, many people have gone away for a weekend, only to come back to find that their basement is flooded. The flooding of your basement can occur in a very short time, many times overnight after a storm brings a heavy rain, a pipe breaks, or a washing machine overflows.

When you encounter a situation like this, you want to call a water removal specialist, such as SERVPRO, to assist you in removing the water from your Azusa home. Our technicians are available at any time you need and use industrial truck-mounted pumps, dehumidifiers, and air movers to get your house dry again as soon as possible.

If you have never experienced your basement flooding, it is helpful to know that there are some steps to take which are important before the SERVPRO team arrives. Most people are not ready for an event like this ahead of time, but you should have supplies on hand such as water-resistant clothing and boots which are appropriate for wading in deep water. If the water is close any electrical outlets, however, do not wade into the water.

Having a sump pump in your home helps redirect the water out of your basement. When purchasing one, know that there are different types such as gas, battery, and electric powered sump pumps. It is important to pay attention to the kind you purchase since many times your power might be out when you need to use the pump. In such a case, an electric pump obviously won’t do you any good. Mops, shovels, sponges, and other cleaning supplies are good to have on hand as well.

We at SERVPRO realize that a water damage event can be very stressful, which is why we work swiftly to come up with a plan of remediation after arriving at your home. We go over it with you before starting any work, so you are comfortable knowing what is going on. Our professional pumps get rid of the standing water, then we can use our other equipment to complete the drying process.

SERVPRO of Azusa is experienced and professionally trained to be able to help you with your water removal emergency at any time. Just get in touch with us when you need by dialing (626) 387-4111.

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We Will Restore The Odor In Your Covina Restaurant After Water Damage Has Hit

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Restore The Odor In Your Covina Restaurant After Water Damage Has Hit Stains in your business caused by water damage need to be restored by our technicians right away. We are available 24/7.

Turning Around Commercial Water Damage in a Covina Restaurant

Signs of water damage in your restaurant can hurt your business. When customers see the water stains and smell the odor left behind, they may choose not to frequent your establishment. Also, another problem besides unsightly water spots and unpleasant odors can permeate your space, and that is mold. Where there are moist conditions and something organic to eat such as wood or drywall, mold can spread quickly and set up an unhealthy environment for both workers and customers.

When you discover commercial water damage in your Covina restaurant, it can feel overwhelming. First, fix the source of the water intrusion, then contact us to remediate the visible damage and any secondary damage that has occurred. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have the knowledge and resources to remove the odor and ensure your restaurant is a healthy place to work and serve food with no mold growth in the affected areas. Best of all, we can schedule the remediation efforts at times that are convenient for you, so your business is disrupted as little as possible.

SERVPRO technicians first use moisture detectors and thermal imagery if necessary to determine that both surfaces and interior areas are dry and retain little to no moisture to inhibit mold growth. If necessary, rapid drying techniques are employed to eliminate moisture that has collected behind walls or under flooring. Damaged drywall or ceiling tiles that cannot be restored are removed as they can harbor both odors and mold. Powerful antifungal and antibacterial cleaners are used to disinfect all non-porous surfaces.

Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) are certified in the removal of all types of odors. Often residual odors are due to incomplete drying. Once thoroughly dry, if the odor remains, the technicians may choose to utilize a powerful odor neutralizing method such as hydroxyl generators. These machines utilize the same broad UV spectrum as the sun to safely neutralize odors in indoor areas.

Keep your restaurant free from commercial water damage issues and contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina as soon as you notice a problem. Our emergency services are available 24/7, and the restoration can begin as soon as you call us at (626) 387-4111.

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Our Specialists Can Handle Any Size Mold Infestation That Has Taken Over Your Covina Home

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Specialists Can Handle Any Size Mold Infestation That Has Taken Over Your Covina Home Professional solutions to property damages are just a phone call away, contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 today.

Why Discovering Mold Damage Is Not A Reason To Panic In Your Covina Home

Mold is a natural part of the home environment. They reside within wall-spaces, attics or other less frequented areas of the home and travel primarily through air currents. We make an effort to educate our community about mold, pointing out that there are many positive aspects, penicillin, for example, is derived from these microscopic fungi. It is only when mold comes into contact with damp spots in a warm, humid environment and form colonies that they can become a problem for the homeowner.

A typical call out to assess mold damage in Covina properties is not a reason to panic. At SERVPRO, we have heard horror stories of lengthy laboratory testing or extensive replacement and remodeling. These are a minority of cases, and usually, mold can be dealt with efficiently with minimum expense. If you notice a moldy odor or visible colonies on walls or ceilings a professional service like ours can usually remediate the damages without a drawn-out procedure.

The primary goal in a job like this is to find the source. A loose pipe leaking water or high humidity levels can both contribute. Failure to remedy the problem at the source makes any work carried out cosmetic with the issue likely to return after a few weeks. SERVPRO uses specialized mold assessors with IICRC qualifications to identify the source and deal with it first and foremost.

IICRC qualifications are not cheap or easy to complete, but by investing in our technicians, we offer superb value for money service. Once the source of mold is dealt with appropriately, we can get to work removing the unpleasant colonies. Our methods involve applying agitative cleaning methods to scrub away the mold.

These methods can cause mold spores to become airborne and spread to other areas of the home. For that reason, we can use physical barriers or negative air-pressure to create a robust quarantine while work is in progress. Once removed anti-microbial paints and treatments can be applied to your carpets, curtains, ceilings, and walls to guard against recurring issues.

The essential parts of a mold remediation service are trained technicians armed with the right equipment. SERVPRO leverages our national scale resources to ensure we provide both to the community, providing a leading restoration service in the process.

Professional solutions to property damages are just a phone call away, contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 today.

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SERVPRO Offers Mitigation Solutions In Irwindale

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Offers Mitigation Solutions In Irwindale After flood damage has effected your home you need to start the restoration process as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 so call us today.

Clogged Storm Sewers Can Flood Irwindale Homes

Storm sewer systems and catch basins provide necessary removal of runoff water that affects Irwindale neighborhoods. As effective as these systems continue to be to divert damaging water away from structures and homes, they are not impervious to failures or malfunctions. Debris, garbage, and leaves can all play a role in clogging the grates that allow the water to get into the diversion system and safely away from structures. During torrential rainfall and in the hours after that storm, a clogged catch basin can allow high volumes of water to rush beyond these fail safes and towards homes in the area.

For as intricate as these systems can be to prevent flood damage to your Irwindale home, they can quickly reach the point of malfunction under the right conditions. While personnel is responsible for keeping these grates clear of this debris, severe storm systems can provide enough blockage in a single incident to flood homes. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly in emergencies like this to provide effective mitigation solutions to protect what matters most and limit your loss.

Our professionals can respond quickly amid the emergency to help protect your home from invading water. With an incident like this, contamination and debris are major factors that our technicians must work to prevent as much as possible. We can help to reduce the spread of this damage to new areas of your home through our fast extraction techniques like truck-mounted pumps and gas-powered pumps. Limiting the spread can help to prevent unnecessary tear out and reconstruction later.

Drying out the damage is critical to allow our SERVPRO team to assess the structural concerns that exist. With a Category 3 loss like this, exposed materials must get removed to prevent contamination and bacteria that promote mold growth and biohazardous conditions.

With a fast response to emergencies like flooding in your home, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina water restoration technicians can quickly restore your home quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (626) 387-4111.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Irwindale Home After Flood Damage

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Will Restore Your Irwindale Home After Flood Damage After flood damage has effected your home you need to start the restoration process as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 so call us today.

Clogged Storm Sewers Can Flood Irwindale Homes

Storm sewer systems and catch basins provide necessary removal of runoff water that affects Irwindale neighborhoods. As effective as these systems continue to be to divert damaging water away from structures and homes, they are not impervious to failures or malfunctions. Debris, garbage, and leaves can all play a role in clogging the grates that allow the water to get into the diversion system and safely away from structures. During torrential rainfall and in the hours after that storm, a clogged catch basin can allow high volumes of water to rush beyond these fail safes and towards homes in the area.

For as intricate as these systems can be to prevent flood damage to your Irwindale home, they can quickly reach the point of malfunction under the right conditions. While personnel is responsible for keeping these grates clear of this debris, severe storm systems can provide enough blockage in a single incident to flood homes. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly in emergencies like this to provide effective mitigation solutions to protect what matters most and limit your loss.

Our professionals can respond quickly amid the emergency to help protect your home from invading water. With an incident like this, contamination and debris are major factors that our technicians must work to prevent as much as possible. We can help to reduce the spread of this damage to new areas of your home through our fast extraction techniques like truck-mounted pumps and gas-powered pumps. Limiting the spread can help to prevent unnecessary tear out and reconstruction later.

Drying out the damage is critical to allow our SERVPRO team to assess the structural concerns that exist. With a Category 3 loss like this, exposed materials must get removed to prevent contamination and bacteria that promote mold growth and biohazardous conditions.

With a fast response to emergencies like flooding in your home, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina water restoration technicians can quickly restore your home quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (626) 387-4111.

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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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