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Restoring Your Irwindale/Baldwin Park Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Irwindale/Baldwin Park Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Irwindale/Baldwin Park commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Temple City Mold

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

A Temple City residential home suffered a loss to their guest house due to a roof leak during a rain spell in Southern California. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park was contacted to attend to the water damage and mold damage. The mold and water affected walls and ceilings in the bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.Two dehumidifiers and one air scrubber were initially placed by the SERVPRO crew in the space. Asbestos testing was done. The materials affected by water from the roof leak had to be removed in order order to access insulation which was affected my mold. 

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park crew removed drywall and insulation, set up all needed equipment, and monitored moisture levels until the Temple City guest home job was complete and mold clearance results were clean. 

Emergency Water Shut Off

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Frequently when a home or business owner needs to shut the water off to an appliance or at the “main”, there are questions where to look for the valves and how they operate.   The need to shut of the water may become urgent when a pipe breaks inside the building or even in the main line from the street to the property.

The cause of a broken pipe can be from aging plumbing and fixtures, construction mishaps, and ground and buildings shifting from earthquakes common to Southern California.  Certainly, the time to become familiar with the valve locations and function is not when there is an emergency.

The pictures below illustrate the water valves and locations common to sinks, water heaters, toilets and at the “main” source from the city service.   In each case, there is a valve to isolate the leaking plumbing.

The Meter: The Meter is located next to the street at the curb area. This is where the water branches off from the City and comes to your property. There is a shut-off located underneath the meter box lid. Shutting the water off here, will turn the water off to the entire house exterior and interior, including pools and irrigation.

Main Service: From the “meter box” a water line is ran up to the front of the house to a hose bib (water spigot). Usually where the hose is located (newer homes in garage). This shut-off valve turns the water off to the inside of the home, excluding irrigation.

The Water Heater: From the “main service” the plumbing lines then provide water to the water heater. The water heater shut-off valve is located at the top of the water heater next to the water flex lines. 

Angle Stops: From the “water heater” hot and cold water lines split off to provide water to plumbing fixtures including those in the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, etc. You may have heard of an angle stop before. A shiny oval piece behind the toilet or underneath the sink. Behind the toilet is 1 angle stop and underneath a sink there are 2.

It is important as home and business owners to know how to turn off your water supply in the case of an emergency. If water damage still occurs, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park provides water remediation services for commercial and residential properties. 

Mold In Manhattan Beach

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park responded to a mold job in Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach resident contacted SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park to assist in mold remediation to his custom beach home. A leaking angle stop went unnoticed for several weeks causing mold damage to a custom vanity and the drywall behind it. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park sprung into action. To prevent cross contamination, a containment barrier was installed between the affected and unaffected areas. The removal was performed under negative air to ensure all air borne mold spores were trapped and removed. Once all infected materials were properly removed and the remaining structural materials were sanitized, a clearance test was performed by a 3rd party hygienist. Clearance was achieved and our new Manhattan Beach friend can sleep well knowing his bathroom is free of elevated mold presence.