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Watch Out For Sudden Storms!

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Watch out for sudden storms in California.

Living in Southern California we can experience some of the most diverse weather changes. One day it’s sunny with mild temperatures, the next day it’s cold and windy with a sudden downpour of rain. Extreme heat can also come out of nowhere causing a fire storm. In order to avoid damages done to your property, it is key to be prepared for an upcoming storm. Fire, flood, smoke damage, wind damage can all require a reliable mitigation team to service you during the aftermath of a storm.

Some key factors to consider to prevent storm damage include:

  • Keeping up with weather updates
  • Inspect roof for any leaks or damages
  • Evaluate any potential drainage issues
  • Look around landscape for any potential erosion concerns
  • Secure outdoor items that can be tossed by the wind
  • Keep an eye out for dangerous trees that can fall over and cause damage
  • Maintain clean gutters and ensure water flows away safely from home
  • Ensure windows, doors and any point of entry are sealed properly to prevent water from flowing inside the home
  • Identify any potential weaknesses around the home that can possibly succumb to a storm

If you have any questions or concerns, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is always willing to help and can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Don't Let Water Damage Ruin Your Day

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

stairs Stairs affected by water

Don't let water damage ruin your home and your day. Typically when it rains, homeowners suddenly notice they have leaks in their roof. Water can enter through doors and windows, groundwater seepage, faulty sewage pipes, failed appliances and several other water sources that become problematic. When concerns like these arise, for your own benefit you don't want to wait too long to take action.

You may think to yourself that it's just water, but if the damage is not assessed properly it can eventually lead to mold and that is something you do not want to happen. Mold is a fungus that if not handled properly will begin to spread around your house. It will begin to decompose materials, it can lead to health issues, and cause a bad odor. It's also something you do not want visitors seeing when you plan to host events in your household.

Again don't let water damage ruin your home! We want you to feel comfortable and content in your own living quarters. If you ever have any concerns about water damage, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park has a great reputation in dealing with water damage. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are always here to help with any of your water damage needs!

California Weather

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Strong winds, rain, and chilly weather can hit out of nowhere during these winter months in Southern California. Whether it is a restaurant, office, or warehouse a business should aim to keep their commercial property well maintained for long term success. It is common for water and other types of damages to occur during harsh weather conditions. It is encouraged to resolve each situation as soon as possible before more issues arise. Ignoring or procrastinating such occurrences may result in several long term scenarios that include:

  • Further damages to building
  • Business reputation may be impacted negatively by show of carelessness
  • Property value drops
  • Hazardous and unsafe conditions can cause danger to employees and visitors
  • Loss of revenue

Investing in preventive maintenance for your business may not always seem necessary or urgent but it’s beneficial and brings numerous values with it that include:

  • Repair bills will be smaller due to preventing further damage
  • Business place will be healthier and safer for consumers and visitors
  • Visitors will not be driven away by lack of maintenance
  • Shows awareness which may improve business place morale
  • Elevates business image
  • Most importantly it keeps a business running efficiently and effectively

So don’t wait until the last minute to resolve business issues. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park specializes in the clean up and restoration industry and is always available to help. We can  be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Remember to be proactive vs. reactive!

Be Prepared!

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro car SERVPRO working a job!

As businesses begin to normalize to pre-covid conditions, it is important for business places to always be prepared for unexpected events in order to keep their establishment running and thriving long term. Being unprepared and having an unfortunate event occur such as a fire, water or storm damage can retrogress a workplace and create numerous problems to an owner and its employees, thus it is important to always know who to contact for such emergencies.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park delivers fast service, uses innovative technology, and has numerous partnerships with insurance agents and other commercial businesses that will aid in identifying the complication to resolve it as quickly as possible and make it look “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park will always be ready to step in and be a solution for you. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are always here to help.

Roof Tarps and Board Ups

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

With the increase in unusually strong weather patterns, Southern California residents may eventually be confronted with property damage that needs to be addressed with temporary repairs until permanent repairs can be made.

When storm damage occurs, depending on how strong the storm is, your property can experience lifted roofing and broken windows and doors which can leave your property open for nature and intruders to enter. 

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park can help you quickly board up your property to restore security and protect contents.  Also, SERVPRO can provide emergency roof tarping to reduce the chances of additional storm damage.  Performing reconstruction and remediation services should be handled by a professional as soon as possible to reduce the recovery costs.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is a Large Loss Emergency Response company working 24/7 to serve you. We service all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Restoration experts are available 24/7/365 to speak with you by calling 626-852-9922. You can always rely on Team McCann.

Preventing Sewage Backup in Your Home.

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

What is sewage you might ask or at least what is considered sewage. Sewage is known in the industry as Category 3, or “Black Water” can cause health effects. With that being said, it is crucial that you quickly get this cleaned up properly. Here are some tips and tricks as well as common causes to help you be prepared.

Causes:

  • Clogs: Sewage can back up into your home if your drain pipes or main sewer line becomes clogged. This is common in toilets as they are connected to the drains. Bathtubs are another common source and if both the toilets and bathtubs create backflows, then this will clog the main sewer line. Clogs can occur from excessive combinations of hair, grease, or other solid materials that end up in the drains
  • Tree Roots: Tree roots can get very long intertwine with sewer lines, puncture holes and grow inside or crush the sewer line. This is a very common problem.
  • Damaged sewer lines: Aging sewer lines (in the past were made of cast iron and clay) can break down or crack which can cause sewage backup and flooded basements. Plastic sewer lines have become the new norm and you should consider updating your sewer system if they are not plastic.
  • Heavy Rainfall: Large rainfalls can overstress the city’s sewer system, causing back ups.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Don’t pour grease down the drain! When cooking, make sure you properly dispose of grease or fat.
  • Dispose of paper products properly. Do not flush paper towels, diapers or feminine products down the toilet.
  • Install a backwater prevention valve.
  • Cut long tree roots and install a plastic pipe system.
  • Perform a sewer line inspection using a certified plumber to examine the condition and correct any issues that could cause a back up.

We understand that sometimes it is too late to be on the preventative side and something can arise even when you are prepared. That is why SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park has got you covered. We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Restoration experts are available 24/7 to speak with you by calling 626-852-9922. 

Mud Slides Tear Homes Off Their Foundations

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

In Southern California this past week, we had a big rain storm. Fortunately, the Foothills did not receive enough rainfall to cause Mud Slides. Mud slides can happen when heavy rain storms occur and fast moving water run-off in the foothills begin picking up soil, dead wood, and boulders on its way down. Public Works departments from foothill communities put diversion barriers in place, but when your city puts out an alert to evacuate, make sure that you follow these instructions. It may not seem like a serious situation when heavy rains come, but city authorities will know more about the risks sheltering in place.  When mudslides do occur, anything in their path can be picked up and carried away, including cars and buildings.

Here are some precautionary tips to help prepare for these unforeseen circumstances:

  • Have important documents in one spot, in a waterproof container, where you can easily grab if you need to evacuate.
  • Buy emergency supplies and pack them in backpacks that you can grab when evacuating.
  • If you need to evacuate your home, move to higher grounds.
  • Coordinate with family members to be sure you have a rendezvous location to meet at in the event of an emergency.
  • Make sure that you are actively listening to official reports during a flood to be updated on what you need to be doing in real time.

Whether you have experienced flood damage or would like to be on the precautionary side, SERVPRO Large Loss Response Team (Team McCann) and his crew are ready to be a resource for you. We offer emergency services 24/7. We service the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino areas. If you would like to set up an appointment, call our office at 626-852-9922 and someone will be happy to assist you.

We’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeves for your fire damage needs.

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO Irwindale/Baldwin Park, we make sure that all of our workers are well equipped with the knowledge on what to do if your property has fire damage. We also want to make sure that our community has this information, located as an online resource that you can go to whenever you need to refer back to this article. Fire preparedness in your home is an important thing to know about so that you can protect our homes from being damaged or completely destroyed. You may be asking, “what are the things I can do when it comes to being prepared?”  Here are some tips and tricks to help protect you from house fires. 

  1. Ensure that there are Smoke alarms in every room
  2. Test the smoke alarms monthly or on a regular basis
  3. Make sure that you and your loved ones have a fire escape plan and that everyone is familiar with it 
  4. Buy a  fire extinguisher 
  5. If a fire does occur, get out and call for help 

We hope that these tips helped you make your home safer. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is the best choice you can make when it comes to fire & smoke damage and we serve property owner’s throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Call us now! 626-852-9922. SERVPRO Joe is here for all your fire needs. 

Be Prepared for When Lightning Strikes!

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

During the first week of October, Southern California was struck with lightning, thunder, and rain on a cold Monday evening. It was advised that all residents take shelter and stay inside until the lightning strikes were over. 

However, this does not mean that your shelter is invincible to stormy weather.  Damage to your property could have been caused by strong wind and rain creating the possibility for water migration into your property through the roof, windows, or siding.  If you have seen any signs of damage in the past and it’s something that you have been putting off, or if you just noticed it after the last storm, NOW is the time to make repairs. The rainy season is upon us and we recommend you protect your home or business with proactive inspections to be sure your investment is secure. 

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is here for you if unforeseen circumstances arise and water damage happens. We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Restoration experts are available 24/7 to speak with you by calling 626-852-9922. 

Be on the Lookout for Fire/Smoke Damage!

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Whether it was a recent fire or one that happened in the past, the smoke smell from a fire and the damage it does will not go away over time. It must be treated properly to be eliminated. If your property was down wind from a wildfire or structure fire, you must prepare for what might be a problem in your home that could pose a health risk to you and your loved ones.

We just started working with a customer in the San Gabriel Valley that believes the Bobcat Fire (December 2020) was the cause of the smell affecting his home.  Smoke from fires penetrates soft materials inside of a home, including carpet, drapes, furniture and clothing and remains there long after the fire is put out.  Also, the acids that filter into properties from fires, even if there is not direct damage, can settle onto metal fixtures and appliances and cause corrosion of the finished surfaces over time.   Here are some steps that you should take after a property has been exposed to the smoke and debris from a fire:

  1. Be aware those sensitive to air pollutants could be at risk 
  2. Contact your insurance agent
  3. Determine if your home has in fact been affected by a local fire
  4. Organize your possessions in the event temporary relocation is recommended
  5. Call a restoration company you can trust to restore your property

By calling SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park, we can help determine if a fire event is the source of contamination and move forward to professionally eliminate the problem.

We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Restoration experts are available 24/7 to speak with you by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely,” SERVPRO Joe” McCann