Learn To Be A Healer in Azusa
Learn about the power of healing and the opportunities that could be waiting for you.
Azusa Locals Can Become Part of a Healing Family
Azusa residents that stayed home and thought they might want to branch out in a new direction in life should get in on this workshop for the healing arts. The courses cover 14 certifications for energy healthy and give attendees the basics of starting their own healing practice.
Participants have access to a 12-month online course and the Earth Angel collective group on Facebook for support. Individuals get encouraged to practice healing and also work on others as needed. For anyone who wants to start simple, there is a one-year oneness energy healer workshop perfect for stressed, busy families during this time. The hands-on demonstrations and patient teaching methods make this course one that goes at the student's speed.
- Date: January 23, 2021
- Time: 11 AM to 2 PM
- Cost: Free
SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 performs water removal for local properties. The technicians have comprehensive training and are available 24/7 to make the water damage in Azusa homes, "Like it never even happened."
Covina Residents Rely On The Pros From SERVPRO For Water Damage Restoration
Don't let water take over your home. Let the professionals at SERVPRO help restore your water damaged home back to its original state.
The Trained SERVPRO Techs Can Handle Any Size Water Damage in Covina Properties
Covina is about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and this small town gets eclipsed by the much larger city. However, this city has a lot to offer both visitors and residents. When first founded, the city's motto was "One Mile Square and All There," and folklore says it got coined when the town's incorporated area was merely one square mile, and the city held a contest in 1922 to come up with a new tagline. In the present, an estimated 46,837 residents.
The area was home to the indigenous Tongva people for an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 years. This Uto-Aztecan-speaking tribe got documented by the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 and found two main groups of the tribe living on both the mainland and the island. The Native Americans on the island used sea mammals primarily in their diet, with the mainland tribespeople hunted animals such as deer.
One well-known Tongva woman was Toypurina. She was a medicine woman who eventually was the center of a revolt against the Spanish in 1785. the rebellion got quashed, and Toypurina put on trial for instigating it. She got sent into exile, and later in life, she converted to Christianity and married a Spanish soldier.
As it is known today, the city was founded in 1882 by Joseph Swift Phillips and originally spanned 2,000 acres. The name that Covina is known by today got coined by an engineer hired to survey the area named Frederick Eaton. He merged the words "cove" and "vine" due to the number of mountains and vineyards in the area. And those were not the main cash crop grown in the vicinity.
Even though the area got named for the vineyards, the primary foliage blanketing the city was citrus such as:
By the early 1900s, this area was the third-largest producer of oranges in the world, which continued through the 1950s. However, in the 1960s, the real estate and building boom began, and the grove owners began selling off their property to the contractors who built single-family homes and apartment buildings.
Covina has been the sister city of Xalapa, Mexico, since 1964. To connect the two towns, a replica of the sizable Olmec head was carved from a stone and was given to the city as a gift from Veracruz's state. The carving originally got placed in front of the police department but later moved to Jalapa Park, where it remains today.
There are several great places to visit for both tourists and residents of Covina. One of the biggest draws in the area is The Lakes Mall Offices. The smash-hit show on the CW network, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and the mall offices are where many of the characters on the show work, including the main character, Rebecca Bunch, who works as an attorney. The mall also holds a large number of shopping opportunities, including
- High-end shops
- Local brands
- Coffee shops
Is It Possible To Drain Walls In Covina Homes After Water Damage?
After water damage happens in a Dallas home, there are multiple strategies for locating the migration path. SERVPRO technicians use their trained eyes for visual inspections of properties and an array of advanced moisture detection equipment. These devices enable the techs to "look" behind walls and under flooring to determine if wicking or seepage occurred, so building materials do not get removed that do not need it.
When there is a leak due to storms or a pipe break within a wall, the water must get removed, or the potential for more significant damages is a possible outcome. The techs use various techniques to remove the water from the structure during the extraction phase of the restoration services, including:
- The drilling of weep holes that allow water to drain with minimal invasion
- Cutting away ruined sheetrock above the water line to open up the wall cavity for drying
- Opening of a small area and forcing an air mover into the gap to concentrate the drying power (also into weep holes)
After extraction and drying of the walls, the technicians prepare the area for the needed repairs. This SERVPRO location has a contractor license #CSLB: 976913. The technicians can perform any necessary reconstruction actions, from filling weep holes and sanding them down for repainting to the installation of whole new sheetrock on the walls as needed, including sanding and painting.
SERVPRO of Azusa / Covin at (626) 387-4111 brings the equipment and experience to every water damage cleanup job. The trained technicians have the skills to handle any size or type of restoration services needed.
Learn How to Engage in Various Aspects of Wellness in the Comfort of your Azusa Home
Healthy lifestyles are important. We look forward to Wellness Wednesday events!
Azusa Inhabitants Can Participate in the Monthly Online Wellness Wednesday Event
It is now more essential than ever to ramp up or maintain our self-care regimens. Join Talbot for the monthly Wellness Wednesday on December 16th, 2020, an online event that lasts from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET. It is devoted to training participants about the different components of wellness. Each month the event focuses on other aspects of fitness, such as:
- Physical health
- Emotional well-being
- Social health
The event's presenter is Jana Burbato, a certified yoga instructor, a certified holistic health practitioner specializing in nutritional counseling concerning whole foods, and a certified Pilates reformer instructor. Jana has 11 years of experience working in the healthcare industry and over eight years of experience working with experts seeking treatment.
SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is pleased to welcome you to the monthly Wellness Wednesday event. We know the importance of performing quick water removal in affected Azusa homes. Call us anytime at (626) 387-4111.
Discover How to Attract Your Ideal Clients in a 5-day Workshop in Covina
SERVPRO is available 24/7 to restore city hall or your home.
Covina Dwellers Can Discover a Simple Formula for Gaining More Clients
During these uncertain times, many events are taking place online. If you are a business owner in Covina, you can learn how to attract your ideal clients in the comfort of your home. This event takes place beginning from December 7, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PST. Here are the things you can learn during the 5-day workshop:
- How to make your potential clients feel excited, understood, and confident you can assist them.
- Get clear on the vital elements of your message and brand to resonate with the prospects who want to work with you.
- Banish self-doubt and be more confident so that your potential clients can like, know, and trust you.
- The mindset blocks, which prevent you from creating the desired income and how you can rewrite your beliefs to attract clients and increase revenue.
SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina welcomes you to the Client Attraction Formula Workshop. If you need water damage restoration in your Covina home, our reliable restorers can help. We can save as much property as possible using hi-tech water removal and drying equipment. Call us any time at (626) 387-4111.
Fast and Reliable Assistance When Fire Impacts Azusa Homes
We live in a beautiful area that includes year round outdoor activities. Let us worry about fire damage so you don't have to.
SERVPRO is a Reputable Company that Offers Effective Fire Restoration Services to Azusa Residences
Azusa is located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the San Gabriel Valley. The town reflected a population of 46,361 in the 2010 census. The population increased over the ten years, as the community in the year 2000 numbered 44,712. The town is situated along the historic Route 66 that passes through Alosta and Foothill Boulevard Avenue.
To the North, the San Gabriel Mountains border the city, while Citrus, an unincorporated community, is in the east, and Covina to the south. Vincent, an unincorporated community, borders the town to the southwest, and Irwindale is on the west border.
The history of Azusa City
Azusa is known as the town that represents "everything from A to Z in America." Azusa's name comes from the 19th century during the Mexican Alta California era when Azusa referred to the San Gabriel River and Valley. The city's name originates from the Tongva homeland of Gabrieleno Indians, a place called Asuksagna.
The first Mexican settlers at Azusa settled at Rancho el Susa in 1841. Henry Dalton, a wealthy English immigrant, later bought rancho's land for $7,000 in 1844 and named the area Rancho Azusa de Dalton. He later built a:
- Meat smokehouse
- Vinegar house
He planted a vineyard to keep his winery running. Henry also owned the large properties adjacent to Rancho Santa Anita and Rancho San Francisquito. Dalton later bought a tract of land that stretched from San Dimas to the edge of Pasadena. Azusa was part of the west of the San Gabriel River adjoining Rancho Azusa de Duarte.
The Mexican-American War, which led to California's surrender to the US, also led to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 that led to the land grants' honor. The Public Land Commission filed a claim in 1852 for Rancho San Francisquito as the Land Act of 1851 required. However, in 1855, the US District Court rejected the request because Dalton was not a citizen of Mexico at the grant time. In 1867, the US Supreme Court reversed the decree and patented the grant to Henry Dalton.
In the 1860 census, Azusa was listed as a township, including Azusa de Duarte and Dalton, that recorded 363 people. In the 1870 US Census, the area was listed as an Azusa – El Monte Township, and later in the 1880 US Census, it was listed as San Jose and Azusa Township. On most census pages, there were several changes to be made to the San Jose name. However, the officials did this occasionally, and several index errors remain in the online census.
Jonathan S. Slauson, a Los Angeles banker, had loaned Henry Dalton some money to fund the 24 years of legal action. The agreement was that he hand over the land to the banker in 1880. The banker laid out the city's plan in 1887 and was incorporated officially in 1898.
The superfund site of Azusa
Between World War II and the year 2001, Aerojet, which is a rocket engine manufacturer, had a plant in Azusa. In 1980, the Environmental Protection Agency determined that the groundwater under the facility had TCE contamination. The plume entered the aquifer under San Gabriel Valley and Azusa city's groundwater basin. The aquifer in San Gabriel Valley is essential since it provides a cheaper drinking water source than water imported by aqueducts. The US EPA declared San Gabriel Valley aquifer a Superfund Site.
However, additional chemical contamination in 1997 of ammonium perchlorate and NDMA was found in the groundwater. The manufacturer was the responsible party for the groundwater restoration process and expenses. In 2001, the company sold the property to Northrop Grumman Corporation but was still the Responsible Party for the cleanup.
In a court decision in 2002, seven San Gabriel Valley groundwater polluters and Aerojet decided to fund six water-treatment facilities. Perchlorate, a carcinogenic component of rocket fuels that Aerojet produced, was among the primary contaminants.
The area's climate
The region of Azusa experiences warm, dry summers with average temperatures of 22.0 degrees Centigrade. The Koppen Climate Classification system indicates that the area has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. On climate maps, it is abbreviated "Csb."
Fire incidents in Azusa
Fires are a relatively common occurrence in Azusa. One of the notable fires near the area in the recent past is the Ranch2 Fire, which scorched approximately 4,237 acres. The blaze's cause was arson, and the suspect was Osmin Palencia, who lived in a tent close to the Mountain Cove community. Other fires in Azusa occur because of various factors, including electrical faults and cooking accidents.
After any fire incident, quickly restoring the affected property is a priority. Fire damage restoration requires more than just cleaning the affected area. Property owners need to involve certified restorers with all the equipment and options needed to get your property to its pre-damage condition.
How do SERVPRO restorers help property owners with fire damage restoration?
Secondary fire damage can occur shortly after the unfortunate incident. Smoke can leave residues on walls and other surfaces of the unaffected area, odors can linger in different rooms, and yellowing of surfaces can occur, among other severe damages. These require a thorough cleanup conducted by a professional restorer with decades of experience in fire damage restoration.
At SERVPRO, we have an organization of highly trained and experienced technicians who have attained overseas training and successfully handled various fire damages. Our team of restorers uses advanced products and equipment and cutting-edge techniques to minimize damage and get your property to its preloss state. With our experience, skilled workforce, unique restoration techniques, and hi-tech equipment and tools, we can handle the magnitude of fire damage.
Our fire damage restoration process includes:
- Conducting a thorough property assessment to determine the damage extent
- Trap and sealing services: This helps prevent more damage from occurring. We can board up windows or any other opening to protect your property from intruders and harsh climate.
- Thorough cleanup: Using our advanced products, we can clean away dirt, smoke, and soot residues from various surfaces.
- Water damage restoration: Our technicians can extract any standing pools of water using extractors. We can also dry the affected area using air movers and dehumidifiers to avoid further damages from occurring.
- Deodorization: Various odors can continue to linger in the property even after a thorough cleaning. We can use effective and safe deodorizers to do away with the smells.
SERVPRO technicians take the restoration process beyond what you can see at a glance. After an unfortunate incident of fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina immediately to ensure your property looks and feels, "Like it never even happened." Talk to us today at (626) 387-4111.
Explore Unique Art with the Feminist's Guide to Botany from Your Covina Homes
SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the different botanical art creations by talented artists in Covina.
Learn the Unique Approaches of Renowned Female Artists to Create Your Unique Blend of Covina Art
You may be spending considerable time indoors because of the need to maintain social distance or other reasons such as redundancy. Finding something interesting to occupy your time can be an excellent way to make the long hours bearable. You can try botanical art since it offers the challenge of depicting plants scientifically correct and producing aesthetically pleasing artworks. You can join other people in Covina for a virtual lecture on 26th November, organized by the London Drawing Group.
The event explores different angles of the magical world of Botany, including:
- Exploring the history of renowned female artists, scientists, and explorers
- Examining works by famous artists like Marianne North, Maria Sybilla Merian, and Rachel Ruysch
- Learning basic water coloring techniques and doing various botanical painting exercises
The lesson begins at 9.30 AM and includes a short visual lecture before you embark on practical exercises. You should prepare watercolors, a variety of brushes, paper, and a few plants.
Issues like mold can develop in workplaces when no one is around for lengthy periods. SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina helps with black mold damage repairs, restoring sanitary conditions. Call us at (626) 387-4111.
Budding Project Managers in Azusa Can Polish Up Their Skills with a 4-Day CAPM Class
SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing growth within residents and our community over the years to come.
An Intensive Classroom Experience to Instill Best Practices in Azusa Project Managers
Project management is one of the highly demanded skills, with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) forecasting up to 22 million job openings by 2027. One great way to rake up skills such as the key concepts, emerging practices, and considerations when working in an adaptive environment is attending an intensive classroom training course. You can attend a four-day event, starting from 17th November 2020, organized by Flintstone Learning in Azusa, CA.
The event starts at 9 AM and features regular training and exam prep with:
- 23 contact hours, spread over the 4 days.
- Access to high-quality course materials, including the 6th Edition PMBOK® Guide
- Two CAPM simulation tests
- Free access to e-learning materials for 180 days after the event
Complimentary gifts and discounts are available depending on your booking.
SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina eases the burden of fire restoration in Azusa homes after such incidents occur in the Canyon City, saving the homeowner time, money, and the hassles of dealing with insurance companies and local authorities. Call us at (626) 387-4111.
Local Skills and Resourcefulness Help Maintain the Homely Reputation in Covina
SERVPRO is available around the clock to assist the residents in Los Angeles and surrounding areas with water damage remediation services.
SERVPRO of Covina Relies on Advanced Equipment and Training for Effective Water Removal Services
The city of Covina, in the county of Los Angeles, has a rich history that emphasizes convenience for its inhabitants right from its incorporation in 1901 when the slogan "One square mile and all there" was coined. In its formative years, orange production was the mainstay considering it was the third-largest producer of this citrus in the world and laid a claim for the "best oranges in the world." Although the agricultural origins are long gone, with the orange groves replaced by single-family dwellings and apartments, the fruit has never been forgotten. It is currently used as the symbol of the City.
It is easy to access anything your family might need in Covina because of readily accessible amenities, including several renowned retailers, education centers, entertainment spots, and cultural centers. Some of the notable establishments include:
- The Home Depot improvement store on West Badillo Street
- IKEA furniture store on South Barranca Avenue
- Szechwan kitchen, a Chinese restaurant
- H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum
There are also numerous "mom and pop" shops providing everything from antiques, clothing, food, and confectionery to satisfy the vast array of needs residents might have.
Although North Azusa Avenue is the only major highway cutting across Covina, moving around is easy. For anyone wanting to save time and money, the Metrolink system provides a convenient way to reach downtown Los Angeles in the south and San Bernardino in the North at all hours between 5 AM and 11 PM. Students, in particular, find the service indispensable since the schedules mostly tally with their lessons.
A Culture of Self-Sufficiency and Resilience All-Around Covina
It is incredible to think of the rail as a solution to man made problems such as traffic jams considering that in the late 1800s, sheer will power was necessary for people to overcome an almost insurmountable challenge of tunneling through solid granite, high in the Sierra Nevada, to complete one of the most challenging railroad projects that connected California to the east – the western section of the First Transcontinental Railroad constructed by the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR).
In the absence of sophisticated equipment, human virtue played a crucial role in making the project viable. The workforce mostly made up of Chinese immigrants who were extolled as industrious, peaceable, patient, and economical by Leland Stanford, the CPRR president, labored during two of the worst winters and tunneled various sections for two years to accomplish the herculean task. The company had hired as many as 10,000 to 20,000 Chinese laborers between 1863 and 1869.
Today you can experience a different version of the Chinese resourcefulness when you enjoy a meal at a Chinese establishment such as the Szechwan kitchen, Panda Wok, or Red Lantern among others, which offer a wide range of Chinese cuisine, including:
- Po-Po Platter
- Wonton Soup
- Kung Pao Chicken, beef and shrimp
- Moo Shu
Anyone who has ever tried preparing such Asian delicacies understands it requires unique techniques, preparation, and the right ingredients to get the right flavors. For the more traditional dishes, no shortcut can replace the experience.
The Convenience in Covina Extends Beyond the Amenities
Covina lies 22 miles to the east of downtown Los Angeles, which offers additional benefits to homeowners apart from access to amenities. For instance, it is hot all year round, so homeowners rarely have to worry about frozen pipes bursting and creating water damage in their properties. The temperatures rise to as high as mid-60's °F around June and July then dip to lows of mid-40's °F in the coldest months from November to February.
The risk of flooding is also moderate in the area. According to statistics from Flood Factor, only 4.4% of properties built here are classified as having a Major Flood Factor. Over 15% of properties in the area fall under the moderate flood factor rating, while the severe and extreme categories have 1.1% and 0.4% of properties, respectively. The flood factor is an indicator with a numeric value ranging from 1 to 10, showing the likelihood of flooding in a specific jurisdiction or property. A rating of 5-6, which is the median point, is designated as Major. The chance of flooding in the area is projected to increase by a small margin of about 1.7% over the next 30 years, mostly due to environmental changes.
The Water Removal Services that SERVPRO Provides in Affected Homes
Even though the general risk level in Covina might be minimal, incidents of flooding or other sudden water releases still occur. Such intrusions can affect any section of the house, requiring a wide range of skills and tools to manage the water removal process. SERVPRO is well suited to handle any aspect of the extraction, whether it requires:
Content move-outs help create space to perform other restoration processes with ease. They can also protect items by limiting exposure to moisture. We handle everything from packing to transfer of items to external storage facilities.
- Demolishing parts of the structure
Water extraction can be hindered by physical obstacles such as wall panels, trim, and floor coverings. Our SERVPRO technicians make the necessary demolitions, whether it involves drilling holes or removing wall coverings to release water or create room for using extraction equipment.
- Extracting water from open or hidden areas
We bring a wide range of equipment, including regular water extractors, to remove surface water or specialized equipment such as drying mats and injecti-dry systems for extracting water trapped below floor surfaces.
Coordinating the different removal processes is easy because SERVPRO restoration teams are made up of professionals certified in different fields, including Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD), Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT), and Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation Certification (RRRP).
SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina embraces the culture of resourcefulness and delivery of service beyond expectation when dealing with unwanted water intrusion. Call us at (626) 387-4111 for a restoration of your home to its preloss state. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
What Needs to Happen to Remove Mold Colonization from the Attic?
If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.
Many Covina homes can contend with higher relative humidity and moisture concerns in the attic, leading to mold development.
The presence of mold and microbial threats in Covina homes requires immediate action to prevent these harmful organisms from spreading to the rest of the property. With multiple organic matter types to feed newly developing colonies, the organism can rapidly move from surface to surface, creating a hazardous environment. This can be especially problematic for unfinished attic spaces with little to no materials between the open space and the floor below.
Attic mold removal for Covina homes means much more than removing the colonies themselves during our remediation practices. Several staples of attic construction become damaged or compromised during microbial colonies' development, such as the insulation. Conventional roll-out insulation can get inspected for damage to the paper that suggests mold growth. Even when elements like blown-in cellulose insulation are not visibly damaged, they still must get vacuumed out to apply antimicrobial products and other inhibitors to the structure.
What Remediation Practices Work for Attic Sheathing?
In unfinished or partially finished attic spaces, exposed sheathing for the roof supports is a common element to see. This organic matter can be a magnet for developing mold colonies, especially the plywood backing. Careful consideration must get made into effective practices to remove this active colonization. Ultimately, the choice comes down to one, or a combination of, these approaches:
- Soda Blasting / Dry Ice Treatments
- Antimicrobial Cleaning
- Controlled Demolition
With environmental testing and thorough inspections, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team can identify mold threats and work quickly to resolve them. You can count on our teams fast response to these emergencies with the appropriate products and tools to help. Give us a call when you need us at (626) 387-4111.
How Can Property Owners Handle Flood Damage Caused by a Heavy Storm?
When storm flooding causes damage in your Covina property, call SERVPRO right away for assistance.
Storm Flood Damage Restoration in Covina Requires an Experienced and Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO.
Stormy weather is a common cause of flooding in homes, and it can lead to significant damage. Some homeowners in Covina may choose to remove the water themselves, but this is not advisable. Floodwater usually contains contaminants that can affect the health of the people living in a home, and poor restoration techniques can cause further damage like mold infestation to occur.
When is the best time to contact a professional restoration company?
It is essential to contact SERVPRO technicians immediately after flooding takes place. Failing to deal with the flood damage in your Covina home quickly can lead to huge repair expenses. For instance, the materials used to make drywall and ceiling are porous. The joints, as well as cracks, allow water to access hard to reach areas spreading the destruction further.
Even if the flooding happens during the night, do not wait until sunrise. Our experienced technicians are always available to respond to our customer’s emergencies. Since water travels fast and leaves significant damage behind, we respond within a brief period to minimize the damage.
What happens when upholstery is damaged by floodwater?
Several problems can occur if water gets to your upholstery. They include:
How do restorers extract water trapped in the ceiling?
If your roof leaks due to storm damage, the ceiling can become soaked. If restoration is delayed, water may soften the drywall and your ceiling may fall. SERVPRO technicians use approved techniques to restore affected ceilings. We can drill small weep holes to free the trapped water in the ceiling cavities. To reduce the chances of perforating the ceiling, we avoid drilling the holes in a row.
How do restoration specialists dry cavities, and porous materials?
After water extraction, the humidity level in the property may be high due to moisture in cavities and porous surfaces. To dry the area effectively, we have to use our innovative equipment. We can use indirect-fired furnaces that use a heat exchanger to heat the building’s airspace. The equipment heats the dry outdoor air and introduces it into the affected property. The heated air speeds up evaporation in cavities and porous surfaces leading to faster drying. After drying the area, we can use thermal imaging cameras to check for moisture. Our technicians prefer using this equipment to:
Inspect difficult areas
Inspect more sites in less time
Inspect the property without ruining the affected materials.
Floodwater can affect your property’s stability if not handled by professionals on time. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 to restore your home effectively. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.