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We Arrived Quick!!

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

We received a call from an apartment complex where water damage took place. The property manager said that they found us online and read our positive reviews, so they decided to contact us for assistance. We aimed not to disappoint and to live up to our reputation.

The damage had taken place in the kitchen area on the second floor so it was key to mitigate the damage before it affected the tenants on the first floor. While our office staff was already in contact with their insurance, one of our project managers arrived the same day and began inspecting the situation and consulting the tenant. Shortly after, our technician crew arrived and began setting up the appropriate equipment to begin the restoration process. They sealed up the area and began the removal of the surface water. They placed air movers and dehumidifiers in areas that had high moisture levels.  In some areas of the walls they cut wall cavities to speed up the drying process. By mitigating the damage they were able to decrease demolition and were able to salvage most of their material. Since we arrived quickly we were able to finish the job in a well timed manner, leaving the tenant surprised on how fast we were able to complete the entire process.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park understands the importance of arriving quickly when water damage takes place. Not doing so can result in the damage spreading.  We know how complicated the situation can become, but we are here to help you with everything from cleanup to dealing with your insurance company. You can contact us at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

We Love to Network

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park specializes in the fire and water damage restoration and mold remediation industry. Our goal is to always aid you the best possible way we can during your time of need. Besides using our personal expertise, we also aim to network with other professionals that specialize in their own industries. We do this because we want you to receive the appropriate assistance when needed.

We network alongside plumbers to fix that burst pipe or water source that led to the water damage. We also network with HVAC companies that can assist you when your system malfunctions and causes a leakage. We also communicate with roofing companies for when your roof is damaged and you're in need of repairs. If you need new cabinets, flooring, or a remodel after fire or water damage takes place; we can put you in contact with a specialist to assist you in replacing your product. Also, if you don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of communicating with your insurance agent during the entire restoration process we will save you the stress and happily do it for you. 

There are times when a job will require a service from a different profession. When this happens we do not want to leave you on your own, we understand that you will be stressed during these times. We have a variety of business to business relationships so that we can refer you to the right person so that you can get the appropriate service required and to make sure you are well taken care of. If you need our assistance feel free to contact us at (626) 852- 9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are always happy to help.

Did You Know?

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are 3 categories of water damage? When water damage takes place it is important  to be able to differentiate between them because depending on the type; each can contain different amounts of bacteria and if not tended too quickly the damage can accelerate and become hazardous. The 3 categories you should be aware of are

Category 1;  known as “Clean Water”

This is the most common type of water damage. The water is mostly clear and comes from a sanitary source such as a sink or overflow.  Being around it does not usually pose a threat. However, if you leave the water lingering things like your floor, walls, cabinets and any of the wet areas can still be damaged considerably. 

Category 2; known as “Gray Water”

This type of water is contaminated with a good amount of bacteria. Exposure to this can potentially cause sickness. It has a dirty grayish color and should not be left lingering in your home too long otherwise it can turn into a category 3 within 24 to 48 hours. Gray water may originate from sources such as washing machines or a toilet overflow with urine.

Category 3; known as “Black Water”

This type of water should be tended to quickly as it is the worst possible type to have in your business or home. It is highly contaminated and can lead to severe illness as it contains harsh chemicals and bacteria. You may even be able to spot the toxins with your eye. Black water can originate from sources such as the sewage system or an ill-maintained toilet. When you see black water it should be tended to immediately.

Regardless of the category, water damage should always be taken seriously and one should be attentive towards it. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park specializes in dealing with water damage. We have the equipment and certified professionals to arrive and begin the restoration process. Their goal is to get your life back to normal. We can be reached (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so don't hesitate to contact us. 

Call From a Dental Clinic

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

We recently received a job at a Dental Clinic where the tenant had a water leak that damaged their flooring, carpet, walls, and other materials in one of their offices. Due to the office being damaged, they were one office space short. Thus, they were limited in their work. They reached out to us and requested immediate attention. Our Project Manager was able to be on site within 30 minutes of receiving the call. After the initial inspection and consultation, he and our team began setting up the proper equipment and taking the necessary steps to begin the drying and restoration process. Since we were able to respond quickly, we were able to minimize the damage and get their business back to running normal swiftly.

When it comes to running a business, working under limited conditions can really set you back. Clients who visit a dental office are already expecting a service to be performed. If they have to reschedule or have to wait longer than their scheduled appointment then from their point of view it may be seen as bad customer service. This can lead to bad word of mouth, potential loss of customers and overall have a negative impact on their business image. This is why it is important to be proactive if you ever receive damages to your commercial property. The faster you take action the quicker it can be resolved. Hence, you don't have to halt or limit your operations for a prolonged period.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is well established in dealing with water damages that occur at commercial buildings. We also understand the importance of keeping your business running. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So when you are in need of our services don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always willing to help and get you back on the right path.

Don't Forget About Firestorms

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

Summer time is getting closer which means the weather will begin heating up. Being cautious and ready for fire storms is recommended because here in Southern California there have been some harsh wildfires in the past.  These fires often begin in the mountains or foothills but their effects can be felt by many.

Even fires that are distant still have an impact on their surrounding areas. The smoke from a wildfire can be carried by the wind for miles. Because of this, one of the first effects felt is the drop in air quality caused by smoke traveling through the area; increasing the air pollution. The smoke odor may stick to products or your home, possibly damaging or causing them to have an unpleasant smell. The embers can also be carried by the wind. These embers can land on your grass, trees, home or any flammable product around your household. The usual high summer temperatures will also be occurring, wildfires will only add on to the heat increasing the chances of a flame igniting.  A dry winter and drought, along with some cities implementing watering restrictions has led to more dry vegetation all over Southern California. Because of this, the chances of a fire beginning in these dry areas increases.

With the fire season approaching it is best to be aware of its dangers. Firestorms can suddenly begin and spread throughout the region. There is also the chance that there are multiple ones taking place at the same time. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is aware of these fire dangers and specializes in dealing with fire damages.  We are always willing to help and we aim to be there in your time of need. You can contact us at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Signs of Water Damage In Your Home

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

The damage of a water leak or large spill can be overlooked as soon as the water is dried and not visible. You may think to yourself that the issue is resolved. However, there is a chance the water damage is substantial but you just can’t notice it. Many times the water damage is hidden or the effects have not taken place yet. Some signs of extensive water damage include:

  • Increased humidity levels or an unpleasant musty odor in the affected area
  • Mold begins to grow
  • The wall paint begins peeling or bubbling
  • Cracks begin forming in your wall
  • Your flooring begins to warp, lift, or deform
  • There are stains, dark spots, or discoloration on your walls or floor
  • If you hear a dripping sound or running water behind your walls, this may possibly mean the leak source has not been fixed yet and it's still causing water damage

When water damage takes place timing is important. Remember to inspect the area carefully. The faster you take action the more damage you can prevent. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park specializes in water damage mitigation and mold removal. We respond quickly and we have experts that are always willing to help out. You can contact us  at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year so don’t hesitate to reach out to us in an emergency.

What Can Cause A Fire?

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Your day can be completely normal one minute and then the next a fire can suddenly occur. It is easy to overlook the possibility of a fire taking place at your home, after all the odds may seem low. However, the chance of one coming about is still there. Being aware of potential fire dangers can help you prevent such a misfortune. Fires can originate from a variety of sources including

  • Forgetting to turn off or unplug unnecessary electrical equipment
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Leaving candles unattended or too close to flammable objects
  • Smoking close to flammable objects or not putting out the butt properly
  • Overloaded electrical outlets
  • Fireplaces; accidental or lack maintenance
  • Defective light bulbs or other lighting fixtures around your home
  • Leaving the kitchen area unattended while cooking
  • Not storing flammable materials such as gasoline away properly

There are many areas and items in households that can easily be overlooked in being potential fire hazards. It is always a great idea to inspect your home and to be aware of potential fire concerns, doing so may prevent a disaster. If you do happen to experience a fire damage emergency then you can always contact SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park. We are happy to help. We specialize in fire mitigation and we aim to restore your home back to normal. You can contact us at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Have Restoration Needs??

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

When you experience an unexpected fire or water damage to your home, you are suddenly left with distress and a variety of decisions to make. One of the first things you will attempt to do is contact someone who can help you and set you on the right course. When experiencing a large loss,  SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is always a reliable company to contact. We offer numerous advantages that will make the process easy and aid you in getting your life back on track. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days per year
  • We respond quick; fast completion rate
  • Our restoration services will save you money long term
  • Trained in IICRC standards
  • We keep documentation for your records
  • A variety of equipment to use
  • We will work with your insurance company or representative
  • We will give you a final walkthrough to make certain you are pleased with the results
  • We value the importance of great customer service

If you ever need services involving water or fire damage, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to help and aim to make the entire process convenient for you. Our goal is to make it, “Like it never even happened.” Contact us anytime at (626) 852-9922 so that we can assist you with your restoration needs!

Smoke Odor

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

There is no doubt that house fires are ruinous to one's home. They can originate at a random time throughout the year so it is difficult for many to be prepared for one. Even if the fire is put out in a timely manner and you were fortunate to prevent the total loss of your home, the effects of the fire can remain. One of the most common problems that take place after a fire occurs is the unpleasant smoke odor. Even if the fire took place in a small section of the home, the odor can spread throughout, leading to undesirable living conditions.

It is important to be proactive when dealing with the odor as it will remain lingering for a long period of time and in some instances will not go away on its own. Not only will it remain in the air, but it will begin sticking to the materials around your house such as your walls, couches, furniture, clothing, and so on. Allowing this to happen to your materials for a prolonged period  will eventually damage them permanently. Regardless of not being directly impacted by the fire they will need to be thrown away and replaced. In serious cases the smoke odor can also start working its way to your neighbors, affecting their homes as well. Thus, not only will you have to deal with the problem but now it is impacting your neighborhood. The air quality inside your home will also drop and can cause health effects. If not instantly then the effects will be felt long term. The more serious it gets then you will likely not be able to stay in your home until the situation is resolved.

When a fire occurs, sometimes just putting it out won’t be enough. In cases like this if you need assistance you can always contact SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park. We specialize in dealing with fire damage and deodorization. We will do what it takes to get rid of that smoke odor and restore your home back to normal. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and we can be reached at (626) 852-9922.

We Want To Be There In Your Time Of Need

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Green Van The SERVPRO crew setting up the van to head out

We’ve recently received a call from a tenant that arrived at her home and noticed a leak had occurred from her fridge. By the time she arrived the water had already spread and caused a flood throughout her kitchen floor. In the process her tile, walls, and some of her materials were damaged. Instead of waiting for the next day to begin resolving the issue,  she wished to call for assistance right away so that she can mitigate the situation. 

When it’s late in the day it's difficult to find aid as many companies are already occupied or closed for the day. When a water damage emergency occurs it can become stressful knowing there is not much to do but wait. However, she reached out to SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park and we were on the site within 2 hours. Because of our swift reaction, we were able to begin the mitigation process that very same day. Further damage was prevented because we began drying out the affected areas upon our arrival. This was pivotal because not tending to an indoor water flood for even a day extra can be detrimental. The tenant did not have to wait extra days to set up appointments or find out what the steps in the restoration process were. Since we arrived the same day, we were able to finish the job earlier than expected. Thus, resulting in the tenant being able to get back to her regular lifestyle quicker. 

One of the main advantages of contacting us is that we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When a water damage emergency occurs  you don't have to worry about having to wait for assistance. We are always available, so feel free to contact us at (626) 852-9922. We are happy to help and we aim to arrive as soon as we can. Our goal being to make it look "Like it never even happened."