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

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

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

Overflowing Catch Basins Can Flood Covina Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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What You Should Do When A Storm From The Pacific Floods Your Azusa Kitchen

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should Do When A Storm From The Pacific Floods Your Azusa Kitchen When your Azusa home is struck with flood damage, you may be unsure of how to react.

What You Should Do When A Storm Floods Your Kitchen

Living in California makes your home susceptible to flood damage from storms that wash in from the Pacific Ocean. While not all storms are severe, even small ones still have the capacity to flood your home with several inches of water. A window in your kitchen that you left cracked open while working is the perfect entry point for water to rush through. Fortunately, when accidents happen, there is professional help nearby that you can call to begin the remediation process.

When your Azusa home is struck with flood damage, you may be unsure of how to react. You may want to examine all of your options as many aspects of life teach us that it is unwise to rush critical decisions. However, it is truly one of the worst things you can do for your home when it comes to water damage.

The longer the flood water sits in your kitchen, the more damage it can do. Your hardwood floors can become bloated and warped from absorbing the water. Your kitchen cabinets can begin to mold if microbial growth ensues. Any metal can begin to rust when exposed to stagnant water for such a long period. In reality, the quicker you get this excess water out of your home, the better.

Here at SERVPRO, we use advanced tools to tackle flooded waters in your home. Extractors work well for removing excess water fast, and their heating element can help dry out the different surfaces of your home as they remove the moisture. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified techs can also use wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps to help the process go even faster. Getting the water out of your property as quickly as possible allows SERVPRO to dry the area out afterward and help prevent further damages, such as mold.

When a storm that sweeps in from the ocean floods your home, do not hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina by dialing the phone number (626) 387-4111. Our doors are open to you 24/7, and we are ready to send our technicians to your home.

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Finding Your Way Back From Flood Damage To Your Azusa Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Finding Your Way Back From Flood Damage To Your Azusa Home SERVPRO Extracts Water from Your Azusa Flooded Home Fast

Being Prepared Can Reduce Shock, Stress, and Storm Damaging Effects

As much as everyone understands about flash flooding and its occurrences following specific weather patterns, it is still unnerving how many Azusa homes poorly prepare for impending potential floodwaters. With that said, sometimes even the most thorough of precautionary measures cannot eliminate the risk of falling victim to a natural disaster like this with the right conditions, so being prepared with a mid-emergency plan can prove a frugal and responsible approach.
 
Even the most detrimental of circumstances can ultimately get cleaned up and restored if you provide the right opportunity for the professional restoration specialists dispatched to your water emergency. When you are amid flood damages to your Azusa home, immediate reactions can aid in preventing the effects of the water from getting worse and keeping the contents of your home from suffering irreparable damages.
 
From the time that our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, the source of the water is often still bringing more and more into the affected areas. Locating the vulnerable areas of the foundation walls, or other sources that might have allowed the water to penetrate your home is a critical component of both the restoration process as well as preventing future recurrences.
 
Extraction is another crucial aspect of our tailored restoration plan. This process helps to pull the high volumes of water from the floor following the sealing and repair of the damaged areas that allowed the floodwaters into your home in the first place. With flooding, it is a typical choice for our SERVPRO technicians to use pump trucks from our fleet of vehicles for fast extractions. More precise actions get accomplished with the use of wet vacs.
 
Drying the area is not something that can be taken lightly, as failure to remove all of the moisture from the affected areas of your home could allow for compounding conditions like mold growth. Instead, while air movers and other equipment get used to begin drying the areas that were previously underwater, thermal imagery gets used to spy behind walls and into inaccessible areas to ensure that no moisture remains untouched.
 
Our thorough restoration following flood damage to your home makes SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina an excellent choice for any water emergency that you might experience. You can reach our experienced and courteous restoration specialists anytime by calling (626) 387-4111.

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Deodorization After Flood Damage in Your Irwindale Home

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Deodorization After Flood Damage in Your Irwindale Home SERVPRO Restores Flood Damaged Homes in Irwindale with a Fresh Scent

SERVPRO Has the Resources and Crews to Neutralize Foul Odors Post Storm Events

Heavy rains in the Irwindale area can create flash floods, affected many homes and families. These kinds of floods gather momentum within six hours of the storms that caused them and are distinguished by a rapid rise of water that is fast-moving. Water like this is hazardous and can move massive rocks. Flash floods also carry debris which raises their potential to injure people and damage structures.
 
Your home in Irwindale can suffer from a lot of flood damage when the heavy rains enter into your structure. What was once your home can suddenly become a sopping, wet mess very quickly. In a case like this, you need professional help cleaning it all up, and our technicians at SERVPRO are always standing by to assist you. With our specialized training and tools, we can help restore your home back to its previous condition.
 
One of the steps of flood damage remediation, typically in the final stages, is deodorizing all the affected areas. The first step to getting rid of odors is to remove the source. Sewage in your home, for instance, would smell. Until we get rid of it, the smell remains no matter what we do. Some of the most common sources of odor in flood damage include moisture, sewage, dirt, mildew, dead animals, and pet waste.
 
To make these smells go away, SERVPRO technicians remove the cause. Odor issues from water damage usually happen because wet materials have not been dried. As the level of moisture returns to usual, a lot of the odor problems go away as well.
 
In most situations of deodorization, the scents are coming from multiple sources. To find all of them and figure out the specific methods to fight each of the of them requires technical equipment and a vast amount of knowledge. Instead, we use multiple methods in a majority of deodorizing situations. Using multiple methods keeps the odors from coming back.
 
Different deodorant types that we use include filtration and absorption agents, masking agents, disinfectants, and sanitizers, pairing agents, and electrically generated deodorizers. We also work with you to ensure that you like the smell of the professional products we choose to apply.
 
Getting your home in Irwindale, Covina, or Azusa back to its normal condition after a flood is our priority at SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina, which includes doing proper deodorization. Reach out to us at (626) 387-4111 as soon as possible after a flooding emergency.

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How do Professionals Establish a Drying Goal After Flood Damage to You Irwindale Home?

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How do Professionals Establish a Drying Goal After Flood Damage to You Irwindale Home? Flooding after a storm can be devastating. Pick up the phone to contact SERVPRO right away after damage for best drying results.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Damage Before Drying Out Your Flooded Property

Flood damage due to heavy rains or storms can leave your home in utter chaos. There is water everywhere, and even when the standing water is removed, there is the residual moisture that can continue to cause damage. It is crucial to eliminate this residual moisture to avoid any secondary moisture.

SERVPRO experts can establish what is called a drying goal during the flood damage restoration of your Irwindale home. Simply put, it indicates the conditions that material and contents are expected to display when the drying is complete. Once these conditions are reached, the home and its contents can be deemed dry, and there is no risk of any secondary damage due to the residual moisture.

Experts achieve this goal by establishing a few parameters during the restoration process. As a reference, they take the moisture content readings from a dry part of the home that is unaffected by the flood waters. This reading serves as a baseline. Next, they also establish the moisture in wood items regarding percentage and non-wood items regarding points.

Measuring the humidity of the air  
The humidity is often expressed as a percentage value called relative humidity (RH). The SERVPRO technicians can establish an RH goal to expedite the drying process. An RH value of 40% or less is ideal for rapid drying of the contents and structures affected by the floodwater.

The technicians use a variety of instruments to measure the moisture content of the air and the RH. While moisture meters can tell the amount of water vapor in the air, thermohygrometers can calculate both the temperature and RH of the air. Technicians use the information from this equipment to establish ideal drying conditions to get the fastest drying rates possible.

Once the technicians establish the drying goal, they can discuss the remediation methods with you and implement the agreed upon plan. As ‘dry’ is a relative term, the drying goals help the technicians to achieve the desired level of drying that ensures that there is no secondary damage to your home after the cleanup.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa/ Covina at (626) 387-4111 today to talk to one of our flood restoration experts.

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How SERVPRO Covers All Bases for Widespread Flood Damage in Irwindale

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Covers All Bases for Widespread Flood Damage in Irwindale SERVPRO is able to respond to multiple homeowners in the event of a major flooding.

You Can Rely on SERVPRO When Your Home is Affected by Flood Damage

SERVPRO is the first place many homeowners go to in the aftermath of a major storm for our reputation of reliability, speed, and care in even the strongest and most severe natural disasters. When storms and flood damage hit Irwindale, we are ready to respond and help the community to the fullest extent of our abilities, covering dozens of homes at a time. Many wonder how we can cover so many bases at once with our services, especially in a time of crisis for the region. The secret is our organization and teamwork, on the team, local, statewide, and national level.

The core of SERVPRO's response strategy to flood damage in Irwindale and other local communities is team cohesion. Our teams are exclusively staffed by certified, professional technicians who are trained to respond to any situation with expertise and precision. We value our employees and retain individuals who have proven track records of reliability in major disasters, allowing our workforce to consistently be filled with veterans of the response and restoration process. Watch our technicians work, and you should see a fluid, well-trained unit working to fix your home.

The key to our ability to cover many homes at once in the same area, however, is to utilize SERVPRO's network of over 1700 franchises across the nation. Other franchise locations around the state and even from out of state can be called in to assist and lend their equipment to mitigation and cleanup efforts here. Also, we may utilize specialized Disaster Recovery Teams in the event of a major disaster like a multistate blizzard or hurricane. These teams come in from around the country to provide extra materials and advice to our personnel and ensure that all homes in the area receive the care and attention they deserve.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is ready to handle the damages of any major storm or natural disaster. If your home has been damaged in a flood, give us a call at (626) 387-4111.  

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Helping Out Neighbors with Flood Damage in Irwindale After a Storm

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Helping Out Neighbors with Flood Damage in Irwindale After a Storm You can help your neighbors after they experience flood damage by moving furniture, distributing supplies and offering transportation.

Three Simple Ways to Help Out Your Neighbors and Make a Big Difference

If a major storm is massive and powerful enough to cause flooding, it tends to affect entire neighborhoods at a time. If your troubles are too great to allow you any breaks, then you should focus on your property first. However, if your damage is light compared to the surrounding area, you may want to consider helping your neighbors to recover from their flood damage in Irwindale. There are a few ways you can help them out, depending on the specific circumstances and impact of the storm on you and them. Use your best judgment, and be careful not to overburden yourself if your struggles are too heavy.

Moving Furniture

Whether it is broken furniture, whole furniture, wet furniture, or dry furniture, many neighbors may need help moving large objects out of their flood-damaged homes in Irwindale. If you are reasonably strong or stocky, consider offering a helping hand around the neighborhood to those who need to move things in and out of their homes. Plus, it might make for an excellent workout.

Distributing Supplies

It can be easy for many residents to forget basic supplies when they come to inspect damage to their homes. Consider passing out cheap, helpful supplies such as bottled water, latex gloves, and paper face masks to your neighbors. Anything that would help to improve health, safety, or morale is welcome. It should not cost much, and you could end up saving someone from a nasty infection.

Offering Transportation

Flooding can sometimes prevent vehicles from working, leaving some unfortunate neighbors stranded without a car. If your vehicle is still working, consider offering short rides around town to those who need them. Anyone you service would undoubtedly be very grateful, and might even tip you for your services.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is ready after every major storm to respond to local calls for help. If your home flooded or otherwise has been negatively affected by a storm, call us at (626) 387-4111

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Avoiding Damage from Storm Flooding in Your Azusa Home

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Avoiding Damage from Storm Flooding in Your Azusa Home Don’t hesitate to contact our professionals at SERVPRO if your home does become a victim of flooding.

Learn How to Avoid Storm Damage to Your Property

Flooding from storms can occur at anytime and anywhere. They are the most common and expensive natural disaster in the United States, with no state being completely safe. If you ignore the risk, you could find yourself sloshing around soaked and smelly carpeting, appliances, furniture, walls, plus ruined keepsakes and electronics. Mold follows soon after.

SERVPRO can help you with flood damage in your Azusa home, including tearing out anything that is not salvageable like flooring, insulation, and walls, and replacing it with new materials. The best way, of course, is to avoid this altogether and stay above water. There are some things you can do to offer your home a bit of protection if storm flooding occurs in your area.

Safeguarding Electrical and Climate Systems

You can raise sockets, switches, wiring, and circuit breakers to at least a foot above the flood level in your area. Also, modifying your water heater, furnace, or any other anchored indoor equipment, so it is above the flood level of your property helps during a flood.

Raising or Anchoring Outdoor Equipment

Air-conditioning units, fuel tanks, and generators need to be raised over your flood level and anchored. Fuel tanks which are not anchored can break free, and supply lines which are severed contaminate the ground surrounding the area. Generators and electrical power units should also never sit on the ground.

Modifying Water Valves

A sewer system which is flooded can put sewage in your home. Install an exterior or interior backflow valve, so you do not have this happen to you. These valves should be fitted to each pipe that enters your home.

Don’t hesitate to contact our professionals at SERVPRO if your home does become a victim of flooding. The sooner you reach out to us the better, as we can prevent additional damage, such as mold growth.

Determining the Flow of Water Around Your Home

The angle of the ground, or grading, can direct water away or to your home. It is, of course, best if water drains away from your structure. You can easily determine which way the water flows by watching it or checking how it accumulates during a typical rainstorm.

Last Minute Measures

As water is rising, you can, of course, do things such as clearing your drains, gutters, and downspouts. Take rugs, furniture, electronics, plus other belongings to upper floors or raise them off the ground. Shut your electricity off at the breaker and elevate major appliances on concrete blocks.

SERVPRO has truck-mounted pumps and industrial fans and dehumidifiers to assist you in drying out your home after flooding. We work quickly and efficiently so you can get back to life as usual.

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Contact SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina as soon as you can after flooding has occurred. You can reach us anytime you need just by dialing (626) 387-4111.

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Deodorizing Your Home After Flood Damage in Irwindale

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Deodorizing Your Home After Flood Damage in Irwindale Don't let flood damage leave your home smelling foul. Call SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Use More Than One Deodorization Method For Tackling Odor After Flooding

When there has been flooding in your home for any reason, your first step after the damage has been done is to get in touch with a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. They can extract all the standing water and dry out your home and possessions, salvage what they can during the process. However, the last steps they need to take have to do with deodorization. Water damage like this likely leaves smells behind, and if they are not taken care of, you do not have a sense that your home is truly clean again.
 
When your Irwindale home has suffered from flooding, you have lots of flood damage facing you. It can be quite overwhelming, but our team at SERVPRO can take care of all the cleaning and restoration steps for you. The last one is combating smells, and we do all that is needed so that the smells are gone when we complete the restoration.
 
Remove the Source
 
The first thing to do in getting rid of odor is to eliminate what is causing it. Sewage in a home, for instance, smells. Unless you get rid of it, you cannot get rid of the smell. Some of the most common sources of odor from flood damage include dirt, sewage, moisture, dead animals, trash, pet waste, and mildew.

Multiple Methods
 
In most situations of deodorization, odors are coming from various sources, which is why our technicians use multiple methods of deodorization. We might never know which method did the job, but the odors are gone.
 
Deodorant Types
 
One type of deodorization agent does not work on all odors, so we use more than one kind of deodorant to treat the various odors we encounter. We also make sure that you like the smell of the professional product that we choose to apply.
 
Masking Agents – These cover bad odors with a scent which is pleasing. They are used for present odors and they come in the form of product additives or time release beads.
 
Filtration and Absorption Agents - These absorb moisture, some oils, and humidity. They come in the form of activated charcoal for air filtration systems.
 
Pairing Agents – These are products which combine with odor particles, causing them to fall onto surfaces which can then be cleaned. These come in the form of an ULV wet fogger.
 
Disinfectants and Sanitizers – These inhibit fungal and bacteria growth and are used when microbial growth is present, or to stop microbial growth. They come in liquid form which can be sprayed on with a sprayer or pump.
 
At SERVPRO, we realize that just one method of deodorization might not necessarily be enough, so we work until we get rid of all the odors. We completely dry all wet materials as soon as possible and find the source of any odors.
 
Flooding of any kind requires odor removal, so you need SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina to help you clean up the mess and deodorize your home. If you have experienced a flood in your home, you can reach us at any time by dialing (626) 387-4111.

Expert Flood Damage Services Available For Your Irwindale Home

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Expert Flood Damage Services Available For Your Irwindale Home Prevent Damage in Irwindale Homes by Keeping Storm Drain Screens Clear

SERVPRO Offers Solutions in Irwindale for Flooding Problems

Flooding in your home comes in various forms, anything from a natural disaster to a broken appliance may cause damages that develop over time if not handled correctly. A quality restoration company can provide you with the services you need to gain control quickly.
 
Time is a major factor when dealing with flood damage in your Irwindale home. Taking too long to decide what to do gives water free reign over your entire structure, leading to secondary damages developing, or the possibility of contaminations to develop.
 
SERVPRO has a practical, proven approach to dealing with flood damage situations of all sizes. Our IICRC certified technicians take pride in delivering the services you need to return your property to a quality pre-flood damage condition quickly and efficiently.
 
SERVPRO technicians have access to both hand-held and truck mounted water extraction equipment that makes removing water from any size area seem easy. Other extraction tools include submersible pumps that allow us to remove standing water within a structure over two inches deep.
 
While the air moving equipment we use may be rather noisy, they are essential to out drying process. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to float carpeting, by blowing air under the carpet to assist with drying. We can also attach a shroud to an air mover that allows it to push dry air into wall cavities or under cabinets to help remove hidden moisture pockets.
 
SERVPRO technicians also have experience in using wall cavity ventilation systems and venting box fans for various tasks. Axial fans involve using heavy-duty venting fans to rid an entire room of noxious odors developed during a flood, or exchanging indoor air after applying fog deodorizers. A venting fan is more efficient at exchanging air than a centrifugal fan designed for carpet or structural drying.
 
All air movers require thermally protected motors, inlet, and outlet screens, and three-pronged plugs for use in GFCI sockets during operation and a clear venting area for optimum utilization. These high-velocity air flow systems increase the rate of moisture evaporation by removing moist air next to a wet surface and replacing it with drier air, but should not be confused with a dehumidifier.
 
Call SERVPRO of Azusa - Covina today for help with restoring your home after being affected by flood waters. (626) 387-4111

A Unique Perspective on Flood Damage Affecting Irwindale Residents

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Unique Perspective on Flood Damage Affecting Irwindale Residents Storms and Floodings Can Devastate Irwindale Properties

SERVPRO Professionally Restores Flood Damaged Properties

It didn't look like it would get nearly this bad earlier this morning as people began heading off to work. Now, as things have had time to develop, floodwaters began encroaching on homes and have made several important roadways impassable. Emergency service volunteers, in combination with local authorities, struggle to keep up with the number of rescue calls pouring into a make-shift command center set up to serve as a jump off point for various operations. Authorities began to prioritize each rescue by severity hours ago. But at this stage, the best we can do is hope that any injuries remain minimal until we can get help out to each of them. Additional support has been coming in steadily throughout the day, and we are continually improving the process as they arrive.
 
Living in a community known for severe storm and flood damage like Irwindale gives us a unique perspective when tragedy hits. We live in this community; our business operates on a daily basis to assist our customers throughout the state, county, and city. We supply additional support personnel to help during rescue operations and are there for you when you need help after the danger has passed. Even with family, friends, and neighbors on the very street, where we live, all recovering property affected by flooding.
 
SERVPRO staff is expertly trained to handle many aspects of an emergency situation. We inspect the entire property affected by the event and assess your unique situation, making a plan to deploy various services to help return your property to a quality pre-damage condition. Our technicians take the time to address your concerns and answer all of your questions while performing your restoration. Your satisfaction and understanding of the process are important to us, as it is to you.
 
SERVPRO technicians deploy various water extraction equipment to remove any standing water that may still exist and move all contents of your home to a safe, dry location, offsite if necessary, to begin proper drying procedures that are unique to each kind of item we address. Making sure that any electrical items recovered are handled by a qualified professional, we also give particular attention to personal belongings you feel are important.
 
With the additional water removed, SERVPRO drying technicians go to work placing air movers, dehumidifiers and other specialized drying equipment into the affected area. We even locate and remove water hidden in crawl spaces or other hard to reach areas. With everything dry, our repair technicians move in to repair any damages that exist and restore your property, "Like it never even happened."
 
Make the call to SERVPRO of Azusa - Covina today, (626) 387-4111

Storm Damage in Azusa Can Severely Damage Homes' Exteriors

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage in Azusa Can Severely Damage Homes' Exteriors Yes, Call SERVPRO After Storm Damage to Your Azusa Home

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Property After a Storm Has Damaged Your Structure

Storm damage isn't just water damage that has been dumped in your home. It can also be leaves and other debris that can be carried inside. Roof damage can also fall under storm damage, as can screens and storm door that are damaged by the wind's tugging on them. Leaves may not seem to be a cause for concern, but they can stain your carpets, as well as harbor insects of all kinds. Twigs and small branches may have landed all over your yard, but larger limbs may be resting on power lines overhead, creating electrical hazards if they cause a line to snap. Limbs in this sort of position are especially dangerous and should only be removed by professionals who are skilled in such delicate work.

If your property in Azusa is in an area where storm damage is severe, knowing who to call that is professional, skilled, and certified in the many different aspects of storm damage clean up can bring you a bit of comfort. Nobody can prevent storms, but undoing the damage is simple when you know who to call ahead of time. Ask your local SERVPRO about the mobile app called ERP which provides you with instant communication to our franchise if you have an emergency. It also offers suggestions and tips to help prevent or mitigate emergency situations.
 
Even if you've had your siding professionally installed recently, it often happens that high enough winds can peel this off of a home. While the construction underneath it, vapor barrier, insulation, and the framing provide a minimum of protection, the siding should still be re-installed as quickly as possible. Laying it out to keep it from becoming creased and unusable as soon as the storm is over should help reduce the siding that needs to be replaced.
 
Shingles can also come loose. If you've noticed any pieces, even small ones, lying in your yard, you should have your roof inspected. Loose shingles won't allow just rain to enter your attic and ruin your insulation – small openings can also provide a way for rodents and other small animals to enter your home and also contaminate your crawl space with droppings. They'll most likely have a nice time burrowing into your insulation, adding to the damage even more. Remember that our SERVPRO technicians can also offer a tarp service to protect your roof and home from the elements and vermin. Even if you don't see any shingles in your grass or elsewhere on the ground, periodic inspections are an excellent idea. Rainwater that enters through your roof can take months for it to make its first appearance on your ceiling's surface. This can also cause mold growth within the attic.
 
If you've had your share of heavy storms, we can help you get your house back in shape. We are experienced in both winter preparation and spring cleaning, both of which are perfect times to spruce up after storms have passed by. Call us, SERVPRO of Azusa /Covina at (626) 387-4111.