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Water Damage Experts - Impact and Restoration

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Result of water damage to hardwood floors and carpet

Next to fire, water has proven itself to be one of the worst sources of damage a business can endure. So when an unexpected event interrupts your peaceful morning, rest assured that Joe McCann is here to help! Our team here at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is professionally trained to assess the impact of water damage. Drywall, plaster, and other building materials are famously known for their ability to absorb water, even if it’s a small amount from a leaky pipe. Examples of water damage include: bursting pipes, sewer backup, rain damage, ice maker leakage, and water heater failures. 

We use  specialized equipment for drying out and  removing water rapidly, and keep in close contact with you afterwards to closely monitor the drying process and ensure the work is done properly. We understand that water damage can be alarming, which is why it is our main goal at SERVPRO to “make it like it never happened”.  Our team is available for emergency services 24 hours a day with our commitment to your family or company that we are here to support you when the need arises. Our main priority is restoring your property, and we know you need someone you can trust. Our skilled crew use proven techniques, equipment and materials when performing the work.

The owner and staff of SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park are here to serve you. 

Storm Readiness Kit Recommendations

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Protect Your Business From The Next Big Storm

Despite Southern California’s low percentage of rain, the next big storm could be right around the corner. Ask yourself: is your property prepared for strong winds or flash flooding? It’s essential to keep vital supplies accessible at all times. Up to date equipment can save your home and office, as well as the lives of its inhabitants. Keeping yourself safe during an emergency is crucial until help arrives. 

When crafting a Storm Readiness Kit, here are some items to include:

  1. Water (enough for three days)
  2. Food (three day supply of non-perishables)
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Flashlights (with new batteries) & Glow Sticks
  5. Basic Tools such as wrenches or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  6. Whistle (to signal assistance)
  7. Cloth Face Coverings & Disinfectant Wipes

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park operates 24 hours a day as a standing commitment to be the most reliable restoration company in the US. We are here to support you when emergencies occur, and offer immediate response to residential, commercial, industrial, and commercial property owners. 

What To Expect From Us

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

If you have experienced fire or water damage and need assistance, here’s what you can expect from us… 

24/7 Service

We know that accidents or disasters don’t wait until business hours, that’s why we have someone on call in our office 24/7, so when disasters do happen, you can call us and be assured we get some out to you as soon as possible. 

Quick Response

We’re faster to any disaster! We know that when a property has been damaged, timing is everything. Timing can affect both the extent of and cost of restoration, so it’s important to us that we get to your property as quickly as possible. Once the necessary information is provided, we can move forward with preparation to address your needs. 

Inspections and Briefings 

Once our specialists arrive, they will begin their inspection, looking for the various signs of damage and the extent of it. Included in this could be advice on whether or not it’s worth it to make an emergency claim. 

Call us at (626)852-9922 for any more information or if you need help restoring your property.

Prepared For the Unexpected

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

While no one can really be fully prepared when an emergency happens or disaster strikes, there are proactive steps you can take to help you, your family, and your business be as prepared as possible in the case of an emergency. 

First steps 

Communication as a first step can make a huge difference in the stress that can come when a disaster hits. Sitting down with friends, family, your household or co-workers and talking through the details of a plan is a good start to making sure everyone is on the same page. Some ideas to consider discussing could be  

  • What are our current ways of receiving warnings and alerts? How will we continue to receive these warnings after a disaster or emergency? 
  • What is our plan for shelter in case anything should happen to our home? 
  • Is everyone clear on an evacuation route? 
  • What is our plan as a family/household or business for communication? 

Assess Your Specific Needs 

This can be daunting but in case of an emergency, it is always best to be prepared than caught even more so off guard. If there are family members, household members, or co-workers that have certain dietary or medical needs make sure you have that necessary food or medicine on hand. If your household has pets, make sure you know the plan for them as well in the case of an emergency. Make sure you either have what they need or have a plan to get them into temporary care.  

Most Importantly 

In case of an emergency or disaster, make sure that above all, you, your family, your household, or your business are somewhere safe. Whether it’s a fire, flood, or earthquake, make sure to contact emergency services as soon as possible and do not try to handle the situation on your own.  

In the event damage does occur to your home or building, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park, we are faster to any disaster!

What You Can Do To Prevent A Dryer Fire

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Home fires can be caused by a multitude of things, but perhaps one of the more common causes is from dryer fires. According to the U.S Fire Administration, “2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.” One of the leading causes of dryer fires is from the failure to clean out dryer and lint traps. Often dryer fires can happen more often in fall and winter months. 

Here are some do’s and don'ts in regards to dryer maintenance… 

Do

  • Make sure to clean your lint filter often 
  • Check to see that all electrical plugs are properly plugged in 
  • Ensure dryers are properly installed  
  • Keep the area around dryer clean and free of anything that can burn

Don’t 

  • Don’t overload the dryer
  • Make sure there is no loose lint in the dryer and ensure the dryer always runs with a lint filter installed 
  • When you leave your house, make sure not to leave the dryer running 

SERVPRO is certified to complete restoration for fire damage in residential and commercial properties. We are faster to any disaster and here to help 24/7. If you need our assistance, give us a call at (626)852-9922.

Giving You The Answers You Need

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Let’s assume you have just experienced a flood, fire, or sewer spill in your home or business.

How do you find a company you can trust to do a professional job at a fair price? 

This question is raised thousands of times every day across the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles Basin by those affected by a disaster that’s caused property damage.

The short answer is, this is a good question.  If you don’t already have a positive experience with a restoration company, you will probably rely on an online search or get somebody you know to refer a company based on their experience.  In any case, you are going to have to take a chance and choose a restoration company you hope will address your problem as though it was their property.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park may be able to answer some of the more obvious questions you will be asking:

  1. Will you work with my insurance company?Answer, Yes.  We work with all major Insurance Carriers
  2. Will your charges be fair? – Answer, Yes.  We follow Insurance Industry Billing Guidelines to streamline the estimating process.  These charging schedules are published and help assure your insurance will review and approve our estimates quickly so we can get to work faster.
  3. Are you insured and licensed to do restoration?  Answer, Yes.  SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is a corporation which is licensed and bonded to do restoration and reconstruction.  We carry all Liability, Workmans Comp, and Vehicle Insurance as required by law.
  4. Will your team do the job properly? – Answer, Yes.  Our Restoration Technicians receive extensive and ongoing training by SERVPRO.  Also, most of our team members are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  We also pride ourselves on maintaining excellent communication with the customer to be sure we meet all their expectations as the work progresses.
  5. What if there is something I am unhappy about? – Answer, we make every effort to meet the high standards of our customers, our profession, and our business.  If we fail to satisfy any of those, we stand behind our commitment to do everything possible to make it right.

There are lots of choices if you are choosing a restoration contractor.  There are several good companies and there are many who can do the basic work.  Not all restoration businesses have the equipment, products and training to handle more complex or larger jobs, and not all restoration companies will stand behind their commitment to customer satisfaction and service quality.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is a certified Large Loss Fire and Water Restoration Company that you can count on to handle any project not matter what size or specialty services may be required.

How We're Helping During This Time

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

As the world reacts to the Coronavirus outbreak (or COVID-19) here at SERVPRO, we are looking to help our community with our resources during this time. In addition to fire and water damage restoration, SERVPRO additionally offers specialized cleaning services. We adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards to ensure a safe and healthy space. 

We are prepared to help you disinfect your home or business and have experience in dealing with biological contaminants and will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis. 

Areas that we can clean and suggest considering for sanitation are… 

  • Kitchen/Food Area 
  • Bathrooms 
  • Schools/Classrooms 
  • Retail Spaces 
  • Water Fountains 
  • Shelving Racks 
  • Sales Counters 
  • Carpets and Rugs 
  • Stair Handrails 
  • Elevator Cars 
  • Playground Equipment 
  • Fitness Equipment  

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park today at (626)852-9922.

Why Be Proactive About Spring Cleaning

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

These days you may be spending some extra time at home and since spring is about to begin, you may be thinking about doing some spring cleaning. On average, the American typically spending 90% of their time at home. That means that whether you’re simply relaxing, sleeping, working, or doing any sort of activity, you are spending a majority of your time at home. With all of that time, it can be incredibly difficult to keep your house spotless or much less even just simply clean.  The average household collects around 40 pounds of dust, dirt, and allergens each year. Dust can live on surfaces and in a variety of materials such as rugs, curtains and pillows. 

At SERVPRO, we’re here to help we specialize in sanitation and cleaning of living spaces, furniture and rugs. Moreover, here are some tips from us about what should be on your spring cleaning list… 

  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces such as counter tops, baseboards, sinks, fridges, etc. 
  • Have you HVAC checked and cleaned for any buildup 
  • Dust window blinds, clean curtains, and clean windows and screens 
  • Unclog all drains and rain gutters 
  • Make sure washer and dryer are properly clean and free of any buildup. 

As you clean, make sure to let us know if you need any help or notice any mold or water damage as you begin tidying. We can send a specialist out to help you or provide estimates, just give us a call at (626)852-9922.

Why choose SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park?

3/14/2020 (Permalink)

Disasters happen all the time, unexpectedly. You need someone, you can trust to make it “Like it never even happened”. SERVPRO is a franchise company with over 45 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. SERVPRO’s results over the years gained the trust of the insurance industry. Our Irwindale/Baldwin Park’s franchise has maintained a good reputation in our community with high Google and Yelp ratings from our consumers. We are open 24/7 and can help restore your property.

Our most common services are fire, water, and mold restoration. In case of a fire, our SERVPRO team can help prevent fire damage creating long-term effects. We can provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal. Our services can help ensure your property, belongings, and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

Our franchise also specializes in biohazard, vandalism and crime scene clean-up. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health risks. Our services can help with: bloodborne pathogens, methamphetamine labs, crime scene residues, arson, vandalism, sewage backups, black water intrusions, etc. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Our team is trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances.

Originally, SERVPRO specialized in carpet cleaning before expanding our services. We have continued to clean carpets and restore them by removing entrapped soils over the years. We use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils from deep within your carpet. With our cleaning techniques, we can increase the life of your carpet.

If you have a disaster or want a carpet clean, do not hesitate to call us at (626)-337-3374.

Water Damage in your Store?

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water can push on foundations and affect the frames of buildings in Baldwin Park. The damage can be caused by rainstorms that flood the streets. Luckily, SERVPRO is always ready to help.

For shop owners, shops need to reopen as quickly as possible after a catastrophe. However, mitigating commercial flood damage in Baldwin Park requires a significant amount of equipment. To achieve optimal results, it requires extensive training and specialized equipment. Our team of specialists are trained to be effective and time conscious. The work put in by our specialists involve substantial risks, such as health.

Our SERVPRO team will arrive in our fleet of green vehicles, loaded with the supplies and machinery, we use to mitigate buildings. Our specialists use pumps that can extract all the water effectively from floors, allowing us to start the drying process. Our specialists removing saturated materials like walls and carpets, allows it to open underlying areas for drying.

Because this water can contaminate your future merchandise, it is crucial that we remove it from the contaminated areas within your building's structure. We use thermal imaging cameras and moisture detectors to find moisture hiding and at what amount.

Protecting your store and its inventory is why SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park always answers our 24-hour service line. Call us at (626) 337-3374 to protect your Irwindale or Baldwin Park retail business from flood damage.

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