Spring Has Sprung!
The McCann's getting ready for Spring!
Beautiful Southern California weather is back again! The beautiful foothills of the San Gabriel Valley are green and the California Mustard flowers are blooming! Getting out of town soon? Make sure you are prepared!
Before Leaving Town:
It is always a good idea to reach out to a family member, friend, or neighbor that you trust to let them know you will be leaving. They can help keep an eye out on your house: mail, pets, and most importantly: water damage. A broken pipe or leaky water heater does not care if you are vacationing in Hawaii. The sooner water damage is detected, the sooner the damage can be reversed.
Joe McCann and his team at SERVPRO Irwindale / Baldwin are available for emergency water damage services 24/7! Joe has over 16 years of restoration experience, his team is friendly, knowledgeable, and reliable. No residential or commercial job is too small or too big!
Supporting the Healthcare Industry
Face shield boxes being loaded into a SERVPRO Truck
Coordinating with LACI
For the past few months, SEVRPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park has been coordinating with LACI, Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator, to transport manufactured face shields to hospitals throughout Los Angeles County. In April of 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was in full swing, the LACI organization quickly jumped into action. They utilized the Advanced Prototyping Center (APC) to manufacture face shield donations for healthcare workers. This collaboration brought together organizations such as the Los Angeles Public Library’s Octavia Lab, Los Angeles County’s Youth@Work program, Goodwill of Southern California, City of Baldwin Park, the Greater Los Angeles Hospital Registry, and others. LACI plans to donate 100,000 shields by June 1st, 2021. As of February 19th, 2021, LACI was able to deliver over 42,000 face shields to doctors and nurses working in 25 different LA County Hospitals, including:
- Community Hospital of Huntington Park
- Long Beach Medical Center
- Adventist Health Glendale
- MLK Community Hospital
- Lakewood Regional Medical Center
- Sherman Oaks Hospital
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital
- Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
- White Memorial Hospital
- Centinela Hospital Medical Center
- Monterey Park Hospital
- Mission Community
- Whittier Hospital
- Beverly Hospital
Recycled Material and Incorporating the Youth
The face shield design was originally tested by ER doctors at Cedar Sinai and helps prevent infectious droplets from entering the facial area. Additionally, these shields are designed so that they may be reused from one to five years. LACI works to recycle almost all plastic remnants leftover from manufacturing into 3D print filament that is then used in 3D printers, as opposed to being thrown away.
The LA Country Youth@Work program helps place youth in a paid job that leads to a long-term career pathway. The youth involved in this program have helped assemble and box face shields, creating jobs for over 140 people. LACI has also introduced these youth to their APC Fellowship Program, a paid fellowship that provides technical training, interpersonal skills, and industry-recognized certifications to succeed in the green economy. Due to the shortage of many entry-level employment opportunities, LACI organizers say that is grateful for the opportunity to provide paid employment and learning opportunities.
SERVPRO Delivery Trucks = More Faceshield Deliveries
At the beginning of 2021, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park’s Sales Manager, Doug Beach, connected with a member of the LACI organization at a community meeting and asked how we could help with the efforts. Previously, the Los Angeles Library had been coordinating deliveries whenever possible. Now, with the help of SERVPRO’s huge box trucks, we are helping make deliveries of over 50 boxes of face shields every other Thursday, sometimes twice in one week. All shipments consist of 50 boxes containing 100 face shields. Each delivery contains 5,000 shields per delivery. Peyton Russell, Sales and Marketing Representative for SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park accompany Doug on these deliveries and takes photos/videos of the deliveries, something that seldom happened before. Additionally, Ms. Russell and Mr. Beach help to load and unload the face shields at the facilities, track the delivery forms, and persist in social media efforts for the cause.
Dedication To The Community
When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is there to help. Our owner, SERVPRO Joe, believes in giving back to the community and making a difference whenever we can. Our Sales Team is highly involved in humanitarian efforts, such as the San Dimas Rotary Food Drive in January and the upcoming House of Ruth donation collection in early May. To learn more about how to get involved with the LACI donation efforts, please visit their Instagram @laincubator, or call 310.699.5724. If you want a restoration company that is trustworthy and actively involved in the community and fighting against coronavirus, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park today! Our estimators and office staff are happy to help you through your water damage emergencies.
Best in the Business
Meet our owners, Joe and Danielle McCann!
Set for Success
SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is a restoration company that always sets the bar high. Specializing in water restoration, fire restoration, and mold remediation, our team is equipped and trained to handle all your restoration needs. Our National Training Center has created a training program to educate restoration and mitigation skills for all of our Irwindale and Baldwin Park employees. This specialized training makes our technicians the best in the business.
At SERVPRO Irwindale/Baldwin Park, our team is certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our employees study these standards in water restoration, fire restoration, cleaning services, and mold remediation. As professionals, we strive to hit all of The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications best practices.
We Have the Training
Every SERVPRO franchise technician and owner receives a fifteen-day initial training course. New franchise owners are taught in great detail about water and fire restoration, mold remediation, and other valuable cleaning practices. Afterward, franchise owners and employees have access to online training classes, courses, and webinars. There are videos available to learn from, and even tests to check your knowledge. It is a priority for franchise owners to keep their knowledge in fire and water restoration and mold remediation up to date with changing industry standards.
Privately Owned & Operated
Each SERVPRO is privately owned, and in most cases, locally owned. Our owners, Joe and Danielle McCann, only hire the best technicians for the job and treat them like family. This is a great driving force to keep standards high. Franchise owners want to be of the highest standard to serve their community to the absolute best of their ability.
A Family You Can Trust
The whole crew - our owners Joe and Danielle with their three boys!
Joe and Danielle McCann have been SERVPRO franchise owners for over 16 years now. They are an incredible representation of the SERVPRO brand in the San Gabriel Valley; including Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. Their partnership is amazing, and they've both got your back in any type of water and fire emergency. They care immensely about both Irwindale and Baldwin Park communities because it is their community too! Joe is always just a phone call away to answer any questions about SERVPRO’s services, or to share his journey as a franchise owner! He is a plethora of restoration knowledge!
Family and Locally Owned
Together, Joe and Dani have three small children, sons Colton, Finn, and Parker. The future franchise owners of SERVPRO Irwindale and Baldwin Park. They are the “official” first line of defense for the franchise. They have big shoes to fill, but if they are anything like their hard-working parents, the cities of Irwindale and Baldwin Park will be in good hands for decades to come! They are already every team member's three favorite people to work with!
Giving Back to the Community
Joe and Dani are firm believers in giving back to the Irwindale and Baldwin Park communities as much as possible. SERVPRO Irwindale and Baldwin Park often donate their trucks to be of service for local, charitable events! Such events include food drives, distribution of Covid-19 PPE, local rotary, and the chamber of commerce events. If using the SERVPRO trucks to help take goods from point A to point B for the party organizing helps their cause, the McCann’s are always honored to do it. Their services are always just a phone call away!
SERVPRO Irwindale / Baldwin Park
14617 Ramona Blvd Suite B
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Partnering With Other SERVPROs
Joe and Thomas from SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina at a Commercial Property
Here For You x2
When one SERVPRO isn't enough, we call in two! For many huge commercial projects, SERVPRO franchises are likely to call on another for assistance. This is one of the many benefits that SERVPRO has over other water restoration and fire restoration companies. Two SERVPRO's mean twice the team members, twice the resources, and half the time!
Commercial Property Flood
This commercial property experienced a fire a few weeks ago. The fire caused damage to one of the rooms in this property, setting off the fire sprinkler system. If this wasn't bad enough, the fire sprinkler system poured out too much water and flooded the property! Approximately 10 other rooms experienced flooding, and residents had to be evacuated while our team restored the building. SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina called in Joe's team and we coordinated on the project right away. When one SERVPRO isn't enough, we call two!
Putting The Customer First
Putting the customer's needs before our own is one of our top priorities here at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park. We are so committed to providing the best quality restoration services that we are open 24/7 in case one of our customers experiences a disaster in the middle of the night or on weekends. We understand that you need a company that you can trust, and JOe McCann at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park should be your first call.
Concerned about bathroom mold growth? Recently experience a flood from your toilet or washing machine? Leave your stove on too high and experience damage from a kitchen fire? Call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park today!
What To Do Until Help Arrives
Moisture Reader Checking for Moisture
If you find yourself in a situation where water is suddenly onboarding in your residence, immediately call SERVPRO of Irwindale and Baldwin Park. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What To Do
Until the water restoration professionals are SERVPRO arrive, there are a few things you can do to help with damage to your home.
Move anything of value out of the affected room that you are able to: photos, important documents, artwork, etc. Take old books, or pieces of scrap wood and use them to elevate your furniture. Place wood, books, or even brinks underneath the feet of your furniture to raise them above the waterline. This will help prevent any fabric or wood damage to your couches, chairs, tables, and other furniture of value.
If you own a Shock Vac, or have a neighbor to borrow one from, use it to help remove water that has puddle in your home and help prevent further damage to your carpet or hardwood flooring. Open windows in your home, and turn on any ceiling fans. This will help start the drying process.
It is crucial to take pictures of all the damaged areas. This includes walls, baseboards, carpets, hardwood flooring, and all valuables. This will be important to turn into your insurance company when you file your claim.
Here For All Your Water Damage Restoration Needs
Always remember that SERVPRO has a staff of qualified professionals to answer any and all of your questions. Not only will they help you with your water damage, but they are also qualified to help with mold prevention and remediation.
Vacationing In Peace
Fans Drying Out A Kitchen After Flood
Vacations Are Much Needed
Whether you are leaving town for a few days or a few weeks, make sure to have a plan in place to keep your home safe. Vacationing can be fun, but coming home to a house in one piece is even better. There is always a possibility of flooding and water damage in your home when you are away.
A Reliable Neighbor
Considering having someone available to check on your home while you are away. A good rule of thumb would be to have a family member, close friend, or trusted neighbor check on your home every other day. They are able to check on your major appliances associated with water, such as the dishwasher, washing machine, and water heater.
If you are out of town for more than a week, it might be a good idea to turn off your sprinkler system. The person you have asked to check in on your house can hand water your plants and lawn in the meantime. A broken sprinkler head while you are away, has the potential to cause a lot of water damage, if it is in close proximity to your home.
Another option is to set up a low-cost security camera in a few main rooms of your house to check for water damage while you are away. Having one in the kitchen and one set up to view your water heater is a great way to give yourself peace of mind while you are gone. Security cameras for outside and inside the home are very popular today, so it should be easy to find one at an affordable cost.
Here For You
In the event you do return home to any type of flooding or water damage, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park. SERVPRO is available for water restoration and mold remediation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Commercial Flooding in a Church
Technician Removing Floorboards in Full PPE
SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park was this church's first call when they experienced a flood in their office space. A pipe was leaking underneath the floorboard for an extended period of time, causing the boards to discolor and shift. This resulted in our team having to pull up the floorboards and save what they could. This avoided mold growth and instability should an individual try to walk across the floorboards.
Our team was in and out of the commercial building in one day, affirming that we have the manpower to handle any sized disaster. Our crew was also suited up in full PPE to protect themselves and the customer. Keeping our team and our customers safe is our top priority and will continue to be so even after the pandemic subsides.
Years of Experience
We here at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park know that any sized disaster causes stress for our customers. That's why we do our very best to make the restoration process as streamlined as possible. If your water damage job needs to be checked for asbestos or have a plumbing issue fixed first, we have reliable contacts with local businesses in the area that will come and assess the problem quickly and with integrity. With over 16 years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park should be your first call when a restoration emergency occurs. We're faster to any disaster, and our motto is to make it "Like it never even happened."
If you have any questions about our services, or have recently experienced a loss and would like an estimate, call our office today at (626) 852-9922 and our staff would be happy to schedule an inspection.
Winter Has Arrived in SoCal
Storm Front on the Foothills
SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park has been preparing for the coming winter season. There are things you can do around your home to help assure heavy rain does not turn into a problem for your property this Winter.
A Few Tips
Make sure if you are in a flood plain you have considered Flood Insurance. The City and/or County can advise you if you are in an area that could be at higher risk. This might be the case because of your location, a recent fire in an area in the hills above your property, or projected heavier than average precipitation is expected.
Clean out the gutters along your roof. If they or the downspouts are clogged, water may not be moved away from your foundation as intended.
Verify the Roof-Jacks (Roof-Jacks are galvanized metal covers that go around the pipes that go through your roof) on your home are sealed properly against heavy rains. It's best to have a professional go onto your roof and verify there are no unexpected problems that may need to be fixed before the weather changes.
2021 Brings New Weather
Southern California may experience relatively light Winters for several years in a row. When a heavy Winter Season does come along, it could reveal the need to repair or even replace a roof that has been slowly deteriorating. In those cases where a roof starts to leak during wet weather, there can be a significant amount of damage from roof failures as the water intrusion starts at the top of the structure and may cause damage all the way down through the building until it reaches the ground level, or even further if the property has a basement.
Here For You
Despite the change in weather, the cold won't last forever. SERVPRO of Irwindale is here for all your water restoration, fire restoration, and mold restoration needs. We work with most insurance companies and are available 24/7 for major flooding, mold growth, and electrical fire damage of any home or business in Irwindale, Baldwin Park, Glendora, San Dimas, and surrounding communities. Call our estimators today for a quote! (626) 852-9922
Home Flood From Rainstorm
Drying Floor Affected By Flood
Flooding in your home from stormwater can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Having a plan in place in case of flooding can help prepare you.
FEMA Flood Map
To see how likely you are to suffer from a flood you can look up the FEMA Flood Map; it shows general flood risk by region. All you have to do is enter your address in the search bar on the website to see your area's flood zones.
Take note the next you have a rainstorm - does the water run towards or away from your home? Does it puddle around any doors? Any basement windows?
Floodproofing renovations are helpful if you plan on building a home in a heavily flooded area. Or if your existing home is in a heavily flooded area, but was not built with flooding in mind. Installing Foundation vents is a form of "wet flood-proofing," which allows water to flow through your home, as opposed to water being trapped around it. This both provides an outlet for flood water to escape your home. Having a Sump pump on hand with a battery back up is a great tool for removing water from basements.
Make sure all gutter runoffs are pointed away from your home. All pipes entering your home should have check valves to prevent sewage flooding from back up into your home. Coating and sealants are also great to help flood-proof your home. They can be applied around your foundation, windows, and door frames.
If flooding in your home has already started, or if a storm is on its way, use these tips to help minimize the damage:
- Clear out gutters and drains so that water can flow freely
- Use sandbags to block any gaps that will lead to flooding
- Move rugs, furniture, electronics, and other valuables to prevent damage
- If it's not raining, open windows to allow airflow through your home
- Use a shop vacuum or sump pump to remove water quickly
- Document flooding with pictures or videos to defend your insurance claim
Here For You
Additionally, always know that SERVPRO Glendora & San Dimas is here for all of your water damage needs. The San Gabriel Valley Foothills are notorious for flooding. Wildfires in the surrounding mountains change the composition of the soil; leading to the more dramatic water runoff during the rainy season. SERVPRO Glendora & San Dimas is able to provide you flood restoration services, sanitation contaminated water, drying services for both commercial and residential properties.