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Vital Tips For Homeowners About Hazards After A Flood In Your Covina Home

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Vital Tips For Homeowners About Hazards After A Flood In Your Covina Home SERVPRO technicians specialize in restoring your home after flood damages.

Understanding Your Flood Hazard After A Flood Damage In Covina

Even though we have the best meteorologists and weathermen to report when a storm or a hurricane is coming, but we cannot stop them from entering our establishment. It can be frustrating knowing that you can not blow hazardous weather away from your location. All you can do is evacuate and make sure that everybody is safe. The most challenging part about flood damage is dealing with the aftermath. It can be stressful thinking about the extent of the issue. If you understand the flood principle that you should consider in determining your residential area exposure, you might be able to mitigate the issue.

You can predict the extent of the flood damage in the Covina location by knowing the flood principal. It is essential to understand that flood water is expected to recede quickly. Keep in mind that the longer the area is in the flood damage, the more costly the repair would be. Another thing is that any flood that is greater than 3 feet can create a hydrostatic pressure on the walls. This pressure can lead to cracks which can result in a significant collapse or destruction of the foundation of your home. When you measure the depth of the flood water, it is best to include a safety factor to account for any inaccurate or approximate estimation. Also, flood water is extremely filthy. They contain a variety of chemicals and microorganism. These floodwaters originate from sewage, pesticides, toxic chemicals, industrial waste, and wastewater. Because of these contaminants, it is essential to call in the expert to adequately disinfect your place.

SERVPRO technicians specialize in restoring your home after flood damages. They can identify and eliminate offensive odors with advanced equipment such as industrial air scrubber or fogging tools. This equipment can get rid of persistent odors that are plagued by contaminant water. There are also sanitizing treatment such as anti-microbial, disinfect, and antibacterial. Because Flood water contains a lot of toxins and debris, it is crucial to call in the SERVPRO tech to adequately sanitized, clean, and deodorize your place after the flood damage.

If you are ready to combat the flood hazard, then give SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina a call at (626) 387-4111, and we can promptly send our expert technician to your residential area.

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How to Prevent Mold Damage in Your Irwindale Properties

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Prevent Mold Damage in Your Irwindale Properties Mold can quickly damage your home. Contact SERVPRO to safely remove mold spores from your home.

Do Not Let Mold Damage Bring Your Irwindale Property to Its Knees

The focus of this year's National Preparedness Month is to let citizens learn the importance of planning and be in a position to handle incidents such as mold damage that happens when they are unexpected. Whether you are in business or not, it is essential to prepare for emergencies and coming up with an action plan does not require a lot of money or time. If you live in Irwindale, begin by looking at the hazards your property is likely to face and give them a priority in your planning.

If you are facing mold damage in your Irwindale property, there are practical procedures that our SERVPRO technicians perform to restore the mold-contaminated structures. We start by looking at how large or small the affected area is before coming up with the remediation plan. There are chances of the mold problem causing health effects, so we have to provide for the safety and health of the occupants and our team. That is why you always see our SERVPRO technicians some eye protection gear, chemical resistant gloves, and full-face or half-face respirators.

For mold to grow, moisture must be present at the site. We have to determine the source of the moisture and work towards stopping it. If our SERVPRO technicians fail to do that, then it means there are chances of the mold problem reoccurring. The remediation process may also involve drywall demolition, a process that is likely to make the mold spore airborne. To reduce chances of mold exposure when we are working, we put in place containment measures. For instance, the use of negative air machines can reduce the quantity of airborne mold and prevent its spread to clean areas. Sealing the HVAC vents and setting up plastic sheeting to act as containment barriers is part of the containment process.

If we are dealing with non-porous dry surfaces, we may perform HEPA vacuuming to remove any loosely attached mold. We can also damp wipe using a detergent that has anti-microbial properties to sterilize surfaces. Discarding porous items which are extensively contaminated is necessary.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina responds immediately to all fire, water, storm, and mold damage incidents. Contact our highly trained team by calling (626) 387-4111 and let our 24-hour emergency services return your property to its original condition.

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How To Recover From A Water Damage Emergency In Your Azusa Property

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Recover From A Water Damage Emergency In Your Azusa Property SERVPRO wants to help keep your home free of water damage no matter where it occurs.

Resealing Of Shower Walls And Tub Surrounds Prevents Water Damage In Azusa Residences

It is crucial for Azusa's homeowners to make repairs before small amounts of damage worsen. One place that can quickly experience extensive damage spread it within walls, and continue to remain hidden is in the bathroom.

When the fiberglass walls in your bathroom begin to loosen from the wall and tub in your Azusa residence, water damage can start ruining the wall behind the shower. Water from showering or bathing can seep under the tub, also, and weaken the floor. Soft spots around your shower stall can indicate the floor directly underneath it is also soft. The extra weight of water and an individual can make this a dangerous situation.

SERVPRO technicians can help you protect your home by getting all of the moisture out of these spaces before they can spread further and affect additional areas. We use machinery that quickly dries everything out while extracting the water vapor that rapid evaporation produces. Because we want to perform an excellent job for you, we measure the amount of moisture in adjacent areas.

Water does not always seep downhill. Seeping water can flow horizontally and then downward, or even wick upward. When water comes into contact with an exterior wall, this can compress and ruin insulation. This can increase your heating and cooling costs. It can also permit mold to grow within your walls.

Wherever SERVPRO discovers water damage and waterlogged materials, we remove these and get any undamaged sections dried out. We clean these and wipe them down making them like new again. New materials can then restore the area, so everything is “Like it never even happened.” When mold and mildew exists, our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can give you expert guidance on available options. Our highly trained employees work together as a team to ensure all of our customers' needs are met while keeping restoration expenses as low as possible.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina wants to help keep your home free of water damage no matter where it occurs. Contact us at (626) 387-4111 when you notice signs of damage to your residence.

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Azusa's Commercial Water Damage Technicians Discuss Problems With Sprinkler Systems

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Azusa's Commercial Water Damage Technicians Discuss Problems With Sprinkler Systems If the sprinkler system ever floods out your restaurant call SERVPRO.

Commercial Water Damage

In every restaurant in Azusa, there are several appliances that use water and many waterpipes running throughout the building. The relatively high number of areas that use water in a restaurant increase the possibility of commercial water damage occurring. Some eateries have multiple dishwashers for their bars and their kitchens. Many cafeterias also have several sinks that have both temperatures of the water and drain lines running to and from them. Both sinks and appliances can malfunction and spray water into your building causing excessive commercial water damage.

Anytime a water leak happens at your place of business; our SERVPRO technicians know that keeping your restaurant open is essential to prevent loss of revenue as much as possible. Our team will change the way they complete a commercial water damage project in Azusa to save you and your insurance company money from loss of business. Many times we restore affected contents and materials while your business is not open so that we do not distract your hungry customers. In other situations, we complete the mitigation work a small section at a time so that parts of your dining room can still stay open.

One common problem that can flood out restaurants is if the sprinkler system for the building goes off. Sprinkler systems are designed to repress fires if they start and usually consist of water pipes running throughout your building. Excessive heat or small kitchen fires can set off the sprinklers which will flood out your structure. Sometimes sprinklers can also leak or malfunction creating excessive moisture issues. If the problem occurs while your business is closed, it is possible that much water will pour into your building before the disaster gets noticed.

If enough water gets into your dining room, building materials and contents like your chairs and tables can get ruined. If wooden items stay wet for too long, mold growth can develop. Whenever water floods out your cafe, our SERVPRO team begins work immediately to reduce primary damage and prevent secondary issues.

If the sprinkler system ever floods out your restaurant, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 any day of the week.

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Irwindale's Fire Damage Experts Discuss Keeping Track of Your Contents During Pack-Outs

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Irwindale's Fire Damage Experts Discuss Keeping Track of Your Contents During Pack-Outs For Help with Pack-Outs and Fire Loss Restoration to Your Irwindale Property Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Hi-Tech Programs and Equipment for Efficient Cleaning and Storage Off-site after a Fire Loss in the Irwindale Area

Whenever a fire ignites inside a building in Irwindale, the results can be quite devastating. The longer the blaze burns, the worse the fire damage can get. Elements of a fire including heat and smoke can both cause several different problems to your contents and building materials inside your home. Smoke can travel throughout a structure and leave behind soils and soot residues. The heat and flames created can cause fire damage in the form of burnt or charred structural components.
 
Since insurance companies separate their coverage of items by either being your structural materials or your contents, our SERVPRO technicians keep track of affected items based on whether they are attached to your house or not. During any fire damage mitigation in Irwindale, we often separate your contents and building materials by packing up your possessions and moving them out of affected areas of your home. Moving contents into a location that did not get affected by the burn helps keep the restoration of contents from negatively affecting building materials and vice versa.
 
Whenever we conduct a pack out on a property, we use a specialized computer inventory system to keep track of all of your items. Our CCIS  Customer Content Inventory Service system produces consistent, professional pack-out inventories in electronic format. The program helps our SERVPRO restoration team keep track of what items of yours we have and where we have them. By using the CCIS, we can offer extra services to you and your insurance adjuster.
 
The CCIS software can help us retrieve items out of our storage warehouse. Sometimes you may need some of your possessions before the scheduled date to move things back occurs. The CCIS system helps us find exactly where your contents are and record that we have given them back to you.
 
Our computer software also helps keep track of how much money was saved by cleaning items instead of replacing them. If you ever need assistance after a burn inside your house call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 any day of the week.

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Remediating Mold Damage in Irwindale

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage in Irwindale Mold Removal and Remediation Needed? Call SERVPRO for Swift Service in the Irwindale Area

Irwindale Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Safe Mold Remediation

Mold spores are present in every Irwindale home. They are in most room, closet, attic, and probably in every piece of HVAC ductwork. Usually, mold spores are non-threatening to property and residents. It is only when they come into contact with a source of moisture, do they pose a threat of expansion into colonies.
 
Even when Irwindale mold damage does happen, it is rarely a health issue. Mold can cause health effects in a small number of individuals. SERVPRO technicians understand that mold is a much greater threat to the structural property of a home than to its residents. After removing the source of moisture, our specialists use a variety of tools and materials to draw mold and mold spores out of the air, off surfaces, and to block further both further growth and the musty odors that mold can produce.
 
Technicians use an air content meter to measure the number of spores in any given room or hallway. For very high amounts, they set up air scrubbers to capture and trap these airborne spores using specially designed HEPA filters. These filters are also excellent tools for removing dander, dust, and other microbial substances from the atmosphere.
 
As the air scrubbers work, other technicians inspect the ductwork. If they find active, growing mold, they seal off the vents and use scrubbing brushes with an anti-microbial cleaner to kill the spores and remove them. If the mold grew far into the system, SERVPRO specialists set up a fogging machine to generate a cloud of anti-microbial particles and then set up an exhaust fan on low power to force the cloud throughout the HVAC system, covering every surface and destroying the mold. After the cloud has had enough time to cover every surface, team members open a vent outside of the home and then the fan on high, blowing every mold spores possible into the atmosphere.
 
For walls inside the home, technicians wipe down each surface with a dry or damp sponge, depending on the amount of mold present. Once they cannot see any further mold growth, technicians can paint over the affected surfaces with a paint that contains a mold retardant which reduces the chance of mold growing across that surface again.
 
The goal of SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is to remediate mold growth in each home and to reduce the risk of another infestation. If you are dealing with the effects of mold in your home, call us at (626) 387-4111 today to schedule an inspection.

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Flood Damage Technicians In Azusa Discuss Problems With Skylights

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Technicians In Azusa Discuss Problems With Skylights If organic materials inside your house stay wet for over 48 hours, then it is a possibility that microbial growth occurs.

Flood Damage Technicians Discuss Problems With Skylights

Everyone in the area knows that Azusa thunderstorms can get extreme. Excessive rain combined with hurricane-speed winds are likely to cause destruction to your property. Lightning is also an issue that can ruin structural components of your home. In this part of the country, rain can quickly turn into hail which can wreak havoc at your residence. Wind is a common culprit when it comes to exterior structural damage. High-speed winds can blow objects into your home and break things creating vulnerable gaps in the building's structure. Many water-related issues get caused by leaks in roofs and broken windows during thunderstorms. Once a hole gets created in your dwelling, the excessive rainfall can ruin building materials and contents located in the interior of your house.

One feature that is present in many custom home designs that remains at risk of getting broken during a storm is any skylight inside your residence. Our SERVPRO technicians always inspect skylights for flood damage when in Azusa working on a weather-related project. These windows to the sky are susceptible to getting broken by objects put into the air by wind and hail. Once a skylight gets broken, water can leak from your ceiling down to your floor causing many problems on its way down.

Moisture entering from a skylight sometimes flows directly into your home, but it is also possible that water flows into the ceiling cavity and goes unnoticed. However, whether the moisture that entered your house cause you an inconvenience or not, water can still ruin structural components. When building materials get saturated, they can lose their structural strength and fall apart. Water that stays in a home evaporates into the air and can cause additional issues as well when humidity levels rise. If organic materials inside your house stay wet for over 48 hours, then it is a possibility that microbial growth occurs.

When damaged, skylights pose a threat to a lot of your building's structural materials. Our SERVPRO restoration crew is IICRC certified and experienced in dealing with all types of storm-related problems. If the results of a recent thunderstorm have you and your family feeling like your home is broken, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 24/7.

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Stained Walls – A Sign Of Water Damage In Irwindale Properties

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Stained Walls – A Sign Of Water Damage In Irwindale Properties When a home in Irwindale suffers from displaced water or extreme accumulations of moisture, water damage can mar and stain walls and ceilings.

Water Damage In Your Home

Protecting your property in Irwindale from different problems is easier to do when you know which mishaps to expect. However, when a problem develops slowly, many homeowners do not notice the damage, even when it happens in a visible area of their house.

When a home in Irwindale suffers from displaced water or extreme accumulations of moisture, water damage can mar and stain walls and ceilings. Bubbled up wallpaper can also happen slowly, worsening over time. SERVPRO technicians can help homeowners successfully deal with the situation by regaining control of the moisture or water's source and mitigating the existing damage.

Our technicians receive training in how to locate moisture at its source. Many times, a slightly loose joint in a pipe permits water to seep out, while other situations involve precipitation that finds a way in through a small break in the house's exterior. Water from flooding or overflowed tubs or sinks can also cause problems. How water sprays on the back-splash of a kitchen sink can also create problems for homeowners. Not only can this create water damage but it can also lead to the overgrowth of mold and mildew.

Repairing these problems might require a professional plumber, roofing contractor, or other specialists. When the repair is small and involves a necessary tightening of a water hose on an appliance, we inform the homeowner about the importance of a timely repair.

SERVPRO's goal is to mitigate the home's existing damage so your family can live in a house free of the associated problem of water damage. Removing only those materials that we cannot restore through other methods succeeds in keeping costs manageable while also making it possible to finish quickly. Cleaning surfaces might not remove stains, however, so painting can provide the results we desire.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina can be reached at (626) 387-4111 for water damage situations as well as emergencies involving other disastrous situations that can make your home unlivable. Call us so we can help you protect your property from such situations.

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Disaster Planning can Negate the Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Your Azusa Business

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Disaster Planning can Negate the Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Your Azusa Business We are here to take care of and restore your Azusa business!

Azusa Businesses Can Bounce Back After Water Damage With The Help of SERVPRO

Running a business in any industry and of any size can be a lot of responsibility on you. Even if the number of employees in your business equals zero, running things on a daily basis requires things to remain stable, including your business's physical environment, as well.

If your Azusa-based business ever experiences commercial water damage, you might find that things can get out of hand rather quickly. SERVPRO technicians stay ready round-the-clock, every day of the year so businesses in our community can receive the services they need in emergencies like broken water lines, basins that overflowed, and leaks in roofing structures. Our crew members are experienced in large and small settings involving water damage, and we can help you at any stage of its discovery.

In our Green Fleet, we have large pumps mounted on trucks to remove water quickly, which can prevent damaged areas from worsening. We also carry the other machines needed to dry out your business, keeping moisture from spreading through materials to undamaged areas. Our air scrubbers remove microscopic debris in the air, including microbes that can start growing when they settle on surfaces.

At SERVPRO, we carry the tools to clean areas affected by water damage, as well. Getting things dry only solves part of the problem. We know that cleaning up items affected by water that might leave a film of dirt behind does not keep our customers satisfied. Specialized cleaning cloths help pick up deposits left behind after drying out your business. These deposits get picked up from the water passing through other materials in your business. Carpeting, dry materials, and other items can put things in the water that spread out and end up everywhere. We get rid of all that for you.

Protecting your business from the future effects of water damage is crucial in keeping your business running normally. We inspect your business's interior for possible problems that we can help prevent from becoming long-term problems. However, the initial phases of restoring your business's facility can go much more smoothly and efficiently when you have an Emergency READY Profile in place. This free Profile gives us the information needed to assist you more effectively and rules out the possibility that you might forget important details in the face of any type of disaster.

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SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is ready to help our community before, during, and after disasters involving water damage and other serious events that can adversely affect a business. Call us at (626) 387-4111 to see how we can help you at any stage. We want to help your business remain a crucial part of our community.

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Benefits Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Irwindale

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Benefits Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Irwindale When fire damages your Irwindale home, you need to arrange for cleanup and restoration quickly.

Benefits Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration

When fire damages your Irwindale home, you need to arrange for cleanup and restoration quickly. Before you grab a mop and a sponge realize that fire damage presents challenges with which the average homeowner is not familiar. Proceeding without that knowledge can result in the damage worsening rather than improving and raises health and safety issues. Our reliable fire damage restoration crews are ready to take on the tasks to protect you and your property.

Although anything that burned through or charred in your Irwindale home might seem to be the worst kind of fire damage, the smoke residues and soot must be addressed as well. The uncombusted particles in smoke are what makes up soot, extraordinarily acidic and corrosive substances that coat all surfaces it reaches. Soot damages nearly every type of building material used in the average home as well as fixtures, furnishings, and other contents. Permanent damage can develop within the first hours and progresses. We can halt the harm at an early point, limiting both the expense and disruption of recovery.

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO team assesses the extent and severity of the damage. We disengage HVAC systems to prevent the continuous spread of airborne soot throughout the home. Containment with physical barriers and sometimes negative pressure air scrubbers assists in keeping the damage isolated from spaces undamaged or only slightly compromised with light, ashy deposits. This approach can allow you to remain living on site during restoration. We work with your insurance company to accurately document your claims, including temporary relocations if needed for your family’s health and safety.

SERVPRO technicians are skilled in the restoration of even deep charring, using techniques mastered during IICRC coursework. Brushing and sanding reveal a solid surface we can restore, and we integrate replacement of surfaces too unstable to retain into a seamless whole. We evaluate the characteristics of the sooty residues and note if they differ from space to space. Loose soot dry sponges, dusts, or vacuums away. Stickier deposits can need cleansers with wetting agents and surfactants to break up the soiling before removal with wiping actions. Protein-based soot, often seen after kitchen fires, is thin but tenacious. Solvents and abrasives might be employed.

Fire damage is toxic, so permit SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina to ensure the safety of you and our crew during the entire project. We work efficiently, so the job completes quickly, permitting you to resume your day to day lifestyle swiftly. Call (626) 387-4111 just as soon as the fire authorities release your property for our rapid response.

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