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FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!
An action shot of our crew working on the Pasadena job.
To bring in the new year, we received a job from a restaurant in Pasadena that had sustained a structure fire in a ventilation system. The fire originated from the main floor and worked its way to the second floor where it affected offices and the stairwell. Smoke filled up the entire building including the basement level.
Roughly everyday there are 15-20 general laborers and 3-4 restoration supervisors on site. Starting in March, our crew was working on heavy demolition which opened up cavities to allow ventilation throughout the building. This also allowed for our crew to clean the studs and framing for odor lock.
How can You Prevent this from Happening to You?
What can you do for preventative measures?
- Make sure that you have installed an automatic fire-suppression system in the kitchen.
- Have portable fire extinguishers on hand.
- Schedule regular maintenance.
- Train your employees on fire safety and have an emergency plan set in place.
If an Emergency Strikes, We are Here to Help!
In case of an emergency, call 911 first and evacuate immediately. After the fire department has completed their job, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park at 626-852-9922 and someone from our team will be happy to serve you. We handle projects all over the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.
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!
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.
Warehouse Flood - We Got This
Technician sucking up water
Got Flood Damage?
No need to fear, SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park is here! We have the manpower and specialized equipment to handle any size of water damage. Take this commercial flood in Irwindale, for example. We were called in by another SERVPRO to handle this massive warehouse flood that seeped into the office space, and our guys were there in less than 30 minutes!
A pipe in the back of a warehouse burst, soaking hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of packaging and supplies. Once the water to the warehouse was turned off, there was water underneath The merchandise. Since the building was at a slight slant, the water flooded down into the office space in the front of the building, soaking into the carpet. We were able to get most of the water out of the warehouse within the first couple of hours because we had the manpower and supplies to do so. The carpet was a little trickier because it had soaked beneath the surface. We had to set up fans and carpet vacuums to suck up the water so mold wouldn’t develop. Water is tricky that way, moisture had immediately begun to soak into the walls due to the insulin. Our technicians are headed back there to dry out the building and make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park can handle any water damage, flooding, mold growth, and roof leaks! Call today. (626)-852-9922
Mold Doesn’t Stand A Chance
Mold Inside Commercial Building Wall
It's Just Mold, Who Cares? We Do!
And you should too. The tricky aspect of mold is that when a building experiences a flood, it’s not solely the floors that retain the damage. If the surrounding walls contain insulation, it is highly likely that they will absorb much of the moisture. The moisture then gets trapped in the walls behind the insulation, and mold begins to grow. High amounts of mold create a dangerous atmosphere to live and work in. Inhaling mold can make you cough, make your eyes itch, and can restrict your breathing in short periods of time.
When our technicians are first called to a job, the first thing they do is identify what the source of the issue is. Then, they check the moisture in the walls where the damage occurred, and also the surrounding walls to see how far the moisture has spread. Once they get a clear reading, they will go to work immediately.
Saving the structure of your building, our technicians will remove the affected areas and flooring, and treat the remaining structure with microbial spray. The disinfectant and primer combined with our humidifier and fans will dry out and kill any remaining mold. This makes it safe for contractors from your insurance to come in and restore your business back to its aesthetic appeal.
SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park cares for your home and business because it is a part of our community. We recognize the danger of living in a mold-infested environment, and the frustration that comes with water damage and flooding. We want to do our part to help, and your safety is a top priority. If you were in need of any mold remediation services caused by a flood, or have any concerns that mold growth might be apparent in the walls or flooring, give us a call today. We are open 24 hours seven days a week and on-call for whenever you need us (626)-852-9922
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When required, in industrial areas restoration services can take on a different kind of expectation when contrasted with residential losses. With residential properties, services typically focus on salvaging personal effects, cleaning up living spaces, and getting people’s lives back to normal. In the commercial and industrial setting, there are certainly personal aspects to fire and water damage. There are also considerations that can extend to very large dollar values in inventory, equipment, lost and damaged business relationships, and the lively hoods of employees.
For these reasons, a restoration contractor with experience with “Large Loss” disasters is important. A restoration contractor with access to hundreds of trained technicians, truckloads of equipment, and specialists who can advise on every scenario that a complex project can pose may be important to keeping the recovery short and reducing potential loss of revenue.
SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas is a Certified Large Loss Contractor working for the past 15 years all over the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles Basin, and across the US. We are experts at helping businesses impacted with fire and water losses recover with a minimum of lost time and revenue. Frequently, it’s possible to work with the business to avoid complete shut-down, performing the restoration in parallel with operations and around the clock to keep the time for full recovery short.
If your business is threatened with lost revenue, damaged reputation, or a slow-down in production from flooding, fire, or bio hazard contamination consider bringing in professionals who have experience and resources to recover rapidly and reduce the loses. Play it safe and call in SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park as a contractor you can trust and count on in any large scale disaster.
Reopening Businesses And Minimizing Risk
Cleaning Services Available 24 Hours A Day
As businesses begin to reopen and more people venture out of their homes, the exposure of germs escalates; along with the need for disinfectant services. SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park offers a variety of full cleaning services in accordance with the CDC that can make your home or business feel safe and sanitized. Our defensive pathogen cleaning program includes sanitation of commercial spaces such as: bathroom fixtures, keyboards, tablets, door handles, light switches, offices, etc. In addition to our usual services we are also providing proactive and disinfecting treatments for verified cases in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park also recommends practicing good hygiene by: washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, covering your coughs and sneezes, increasing ventilation by opening windows, and disinfecting door knobs and handrails regularly.
Every crew member at SERVPRO Irwindale/Baldwin Park is equipped with their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICR), making our professionals uniquely prepared to go beyond the regular scope of work during such unparalleled times.
If your home or office needs sanitation and cleaning services, one of our representatives at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park would be happy to assist you at (626) 337 - 3374.
Water Damage in your Store?
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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What are Risks of Water Damage at your Business?
A common misconception is that if the water has dried out, the damage will be fixed. After water has damaged part of your property, mold can grow in as little as 24 – 48 hours. While the water evaporates in the area, moisture will accumulate in the walls, ceiling, and even the floor below, promoting mold growth.
If this happens, it’s important to call us to run an extensive inspection to ensure that mold has not already contaminated your property.
Excess water can lead to costly repairs in permanently damaged material if not extracted immediately. Our technicians at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park know exactly how to remove excess water in emergency situations like flooding, burst pipes, roof leaks. Hiring our technicians will guarantee that all water damage and moisture from behind the walls and underneath the floors is removed properly to prevent the risk of mold growth.
Water Shut Off Valve
Water shut off valves are very important if you discover a burst pipe in your commercial building. Turning off the flow of water immediately upon discovery of the leak can prevent large water damage losses.
But where are water shut off valves? Could you identify their locations in your commercial building It is important to know the location of water shut off valves before an emergency occurs. Here are a few tips for locating your water shut off valve.
Generally, water shut off valves – connecting the city water supply to your business – are located near the perimeter of a building. If your structure has a basement, it is likely there. Otherwise, look around the perimeter of your building near utility areas. Your water shut off valve might be in a plastic box.
If you cannot identify where the main shut off valve is for your building, there are likely shut off near fixtures that often cause water damage. For example, your toilet, washer, sink, and bathtub should all be connected to a water source and have a water shut off valve. These are immediately near the fixture’s connection to the wall or on tubing itself. Be careful, as some of these are plastic and can easily break.
In case of an emergency, make sure all those in your business know where all water shut off valves are. Further, ensure these valves can turn to off (generally, requiring a few clockwise turns). Sometimes, due to age and lack of use, the main water shut off valve becomes very tough to turn.
In the event water damage does occur to your commercial building, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park, we are faster to any disaster!
Water Removal in Your Vincent Clothing Store
Running a clothing store in Vincent can come with a significant amount of competition. You are not only competing to get customers, but you are also searching for ways to provide the ultimate shopping experience. Promptly taking care of water loss incidents that occur within your store is crucial for maintaining a healthy atmosphere and making a professional impression.
Too often business owners are tempted to try water removal and restoration on their own, which can lead to worsening conditions and continued damage to structural components if they are not experienced.
Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to help you overcome any emergency that threatens your business. It begins with a professional inspection to assess the need for restoration services. If necessary, water restoration technicians are sent to the property to begin the clean-up process as quickly as possible. We arrive with our Green Fleet stocked with the appropriate tools and equipment to make short work of the excess water that you may face in your building.
Protecting your investment in your stock is an essential focus of our team as well. We understand what matters to your business, we treat your inventory as a top priority. If necessary, we can remove the at-risk items to a secure facility or storage container until the restoration process is completed.
Let our SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park team of dedicated professionals help you to clean up the mess and quickly get your doors open again. Give us a call today at (626) 337-3374.
How Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Baldwin Park
How Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Baldwin Park
After a widespread disaster damages your home, you need a professional restoration service. More importantly, you need a team like ours that offers not only extensively trained technicians with the knowledge to overcome the damages but also a franchise with the advanced technology and equipment to optimally restore the damages.
Our experts have extensive training and hands-on experience to combat any fire damage effect they could encounter in your home. Initially, each of the fire restoration technicians in our San Dimas/Irwindale franchise must complete certification through the IICRC. This organization is the benchmark for quality in the industry, each of our technicians on these projects has a certification for Fire and Smoke Restoration. Additionally, our employees continue training through in-house programs designed to introduce them to advanced mitigation techniques to strengthen them to become more efficient in fire recovery.
Whether it is soot cleanup, odor removal, air purification, water removal, or sanitization, our technicians have the advanced technology and industry-leading equipment to complete the task efficiently. Our air scrubbers aid with indoor air quality concerns like debris and particulates.
For removing the effects of smoke damages, we utilize our thermal fogger and deodorizing agents to neutralize harsh odor molecules on contact. This practice is safe for use on hard and soft materials such as carpeting, and clothing affected by the noxious scent throughout the property.
If a fire damages your home, you can be assured that our qualified team of highly trained restoration technicians can respond quickly to restore the impact of the disaster on your life and property. Our SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park emergency response team is available 24/7. Give us a call today at (626) 337-3374.
Complications Can Occur When Your Commercial Property In Baldwin Park Experiences A Flood
SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park is equipped to handle even a substantial, commercial flooding loss.
Commercial Flood Damage Complications In Baldwin Park
One disaster near Baldwin Park breeds another making it crucial that the restoration partner you choose is familiar with and competent in a broad range of recovery tasks. When torrential rains in our community, the surrounding mountains and Angeles National Forest combine in flash floods, it is likely that the loss suffered by your business includes not only water but also significant amounts of mud and other debris stemming from previous wildfires.
If you feel confident that your in-house or contracted cleaning crew is up to the challenge of commercial flood damage in Baldwin Park you might want to think your position through again. The intensive training our crews obtain from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares us for all aspects of large loss flooding restoration. We also invest in state-of-the-art equipment that helps contain and remove the contaminated flood water filling your business.
Speed is essential when cleaning up the water and debris after flash flooding. SERVPRO responds quickly because we live and work in the communities we serve. We combine the local benefit with our access to a nationwide network of highly-qualified flood remediation technicians and additional high-efficiency water removal and drying equipment if your water loss requires an amplified response.
Clearing heavy debris and mudslides need maximum engagement from our enhanced team. The erosion suffered after drought and fire exposes commercial buildings in our region to far more than flowing water when heavy rains blow in off the Pacific. SERVPRO managers are experts in designing project plans that remove not only water but also soil, gravel, dead and damaged vegetation, and decaying organic matter. We scale up the team to manage the added debris because timelines for commercial flood damage are still limited.
SERVPRO also needs to follow up debris and flood water removal with the cleaning of affected commercial equipment and surfaces. Sanitizing the flooded spaces with EPA-registered disinfectants is mandatory before structural drying. This final step requires enough air movers and heaters to alter the interior environment of your business, drying out the air, so moisture trapped in structures moves to the warm, dry air. Commercial-grade dehumidifiers then remove water vapor from the air for permanent disposal off-site.
SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park is equipped to handle even a substantial, commercial flooding loss. Call us at (626) 337-3374 round the clock to schedule an assessment.
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Are You Making These Types of Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Mistakes in Baldwin Park?
Make sure to contact SERVPRO immediately after a flooding situation in your shoe store. We make it “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Flood Damage can Affect New Footwear Arrivals Long After the Flood Leaves Baldwin Park
Water that comes into an area from a river that crested and overflowed its banks comes with much more force that water that comes out of a broken pipe. The water can push on foundations and affect the frames of buildings in Baldwin Park. The damage caused by such events bring many changes to properties located in the area, but SERVPRO is always ready to help make things normal again.
Shops need to reopen as quickly as possible after a catastrophe, but mitigating commercial flood damage in Baldwin Park requires more than a few fans and a mop. Our team of specialists can make things happen faster and more smoothly than relying on your employees. The work involved also carries substantial risks, including possible health effects. To achieve the best results possible involves expertise that requires extensive training and specialized equipment.
SERVPRO teams arrive in our Green Fleet's vehicles, loaded with the supplies and machinery we use to mitigate buildings, save inventory, and prevent additional losses. Our specialists use pumps that can extract all of the water quickly from floors, allowing us to start the drying process. Removing saturated materials like walls and carpets opens up underlying areas to our air movers' currents. Heat also helps extra moisture from materials while raising the amount of water vapor that the air can hold.
Removing water from trapped areas means that moisture evaporating later cannot affect your merchandise. The risk of such problems increases significantly with flooding over clean water from a lower-pressure source. The same force that can twist a framework can also push water into enclosed spaces that overflowed water cannot match.
Because this water can contaminate your future merchandise, it is crucial that we remove it from wherever we locate it within your building's structure. Shoes and other footwear come in different materials that support microbial life. We use thermal imaging cameras and moisture detectors to find moisture hiding and at what amount.
Protecting your shoe 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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Why Floods are Inconvenient for Your Vincent Convenience Store
SERVPRO Franchise professionals can help minimize your down time after water damages your business.
Water Removal and Cleanup for Your Vincent Food Store
Food stores offer customers throughout the Vincent area ingredients, snacks, meals, and all manner of appetite sating items. While you might expect many customers from the time you open through the time you close, natural disasters like flooding can force you to close your doors to these customers until the restoration of your building completes. With so many depending on your business to be open, it is critical to work fast to get the right professionals to your store with the ability to help you recover the damage quickly.
Flood removal for the damage and higher volumes of water that affects your Vincent food store might seem unnecessary; this is not the case. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals have the training and expertise to determine the full scope of the damage quickly so that you are not only partially cleaning and drying up damage. Leaving moisture and dampness from flooding results in mold growth, and this can result in health effects for any humans or pets exposed to an active colony.
One of the primary concerns that a food store owner should have is the stock in the building. Investments get made into every item that ends up on the shelves and other areas of the store, meaning that prolonged flood damages can adversely affect these items. The items do not even need to fully come into contact with the water to become exposed to moisture and dampness that could render it ruined.
The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals dispatched to the store arrive with our advanced equipment that can quickly extract excess water from the damaged areas of the store. Once this pooling water has gotten removed, our team can focus their efforts on trying to locate the ideal locations to begin setting up our efficient drying tools like air movers, dehumidifiers, and similar equipment.
While there are undoubtedly some concerns when your food store gets flooded unexpectedly, one of the first of these is staying safe and protecting your investment in your store. Give our SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park team a call immediately to help begin mitigating your loss following a flood at (626) 337-3374.
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Some of the Biggest Problems with Flood Damage in Your Vincent Business Office
When your business has to recover from flooding, it's best to have our IICRC certified company on your side. Call us to start water removal.
Commercial Flood Damage Technicians in Vincent Talk About The History of the Restoration Industry
Back in the day when there were problems with your Vincent grocery store after a storm, different techniques were used than professional companies like SERVPRO use today. Now flood damage restoration involves industrially advanced equipment that allows for rapid structural drying to take place much quicker than in the past. It used to be that restoration was only conducted by carpet cleaning companies. Back then, the primary focus was on getting the carpet inside the building dry. In the late 1970s, the commercial flood damage restoration industry began to make a change for the better.
Since then, specialized equipment and training have been introduced to the industry. Now when we conduct commercial flood damage restoration in Vincent, our SERVPRO technicians have decades of advancing technology at our fingertips. The carpet cleaning companies that pioneered the water restoration industry had steam cleaners at their disposal which worked well for extraction. These days there are more advanced tools that we can use to initially extract excessive moisture from carpet and other materials. Professionals in the industry have also learned new methods that focus on drying your store's structural components and preventing mold growth.
In the past, restoration companies would always place air movers so that they pushed air underneath carpet and pad inside your office or break room and created a "floating" effect. Using only this method, technicians had to place one air mover for every 200 to 250 square feet. This caused high energy consumption, and it took a long time to complete. With tile floors inside grocery store's, technicians would use massive airflow to dry out the flooring materials.
Today, industrially advanced air movers get placed so that they create a circular airflow motion and hit walls at a 45-degree angle. This way, the air movers are more energy efficient, and it requires fewer fans per square foot of affected area. Dehumidifiers now also get used to pull moisture out of the air and provide warm, dry air for the air movers to use in their counterclockwise circulation.
If your grocery store ever suffers problems after a storm, call SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park at (626) 337-3374 24/7.
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Use SERVPRO's Experienced Technicians to Remediate Flood Damage in Your Vincent Business Effectively
When flooding affects your office or building location, response time is critical. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.
Minimize Damage From Commercial Flood Damage In Vincent
Flooding in a Vincent property can trace its cause to weather extremes or plumbing or equipment malfunctions. When significant quantities of flood water expose a school, rental property, or other commercial space to flooding issues preparing for the loss ahead of time is possible in partnership with our restoration team. Anticipating the problem and putting measures in place to limit disruption and damage is a service we offer and encourage.
Flood damage in your Vincent commercial building does far more than inconvenience you for a few days until the water and debris are removed. Other members of the community rely upon your enterprise to meet their needs for products and services. If you must close for even a short time because of a flooding disaster, you stand to lose the confidence of your customers, tenants, or other constituents. Nearly 50 percent of businesses that shut their doors because of a disaster never recover their stride and close permanently.
SERVPRO offers a unique opportunity for commercial property owners and operators to create an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) before any disaster occurs. Flooding is one of the catastrophes we consider when building our joint response arsenal with you. Our mission is to become familiar with your operations and physical layout so that we can respond fast and efficiently in case a crisis does occur.
An experienced SERVPRO project manager visits your building, inspecting your physical plant and asking about your services or business plans. Our team evaluates the vulnerabilities to flood damage presented by your property and makes recommendations that improve your odds of minimizing damage. Storage adaptations, equipment and systems protections, and a host of other suggestions can help you avoid long-term damage and shutdowns.
We archive a blueprint of your space, including locations of utilities in a digital document. Added to the diagramming are plans based on the SERVPRO team’s training and experience in similar scenarios that jumpstart our ability to respond to the flooding. You have the chance to augment the Ready Plan with an individualized Ready Profile. Using our mobile app, you can list vendors and contractors that can help us sort out equipment and systems as we remediate. Designate key employees to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during the flooding so that delay does not interfere with our ability to remediate the situation fast.
SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park is prepared to assist commercial customers with planning for catastrophes like flooding and other water events. Call us at (626) 337-3374 to schedule an assessment of your property.
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SERVPRO Gets Your Vincent Clothing Shop Open after a Water Loss
Efficient Water Removal in Your Vincent Clothing Store
Running a clothing store in Vincent can come with much competition throughout the region. Not only are you competing to get the foot traffic and customers walking by the storefront, but you are looking to provide the best shopping experience for them. Keeping your facility in top form is a great way to do this, which should encourage you to take care of water loss incidents that occur within the store as promptly as possible.
While there might be a dozen different sources to what allowed the damaging event to occur that requires water removal services for your Vincent store, the critical thing is getting the job done correctly. Too often business owners get tempted to attempt water restoration and extraction on their own, and when this gets done inadequately, can lead to worsening conditions and continued damage to structural components.
Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to help you overcome whatever emergency threatens your business, and it begins with our experienced water restoration technicians. We arrive quickly with our Green Fleet stocked with the appropriate tools and equipment to make short work of the excess water that you face in your building. For significant extraction needs, we have gas-powered and truck-mounted pumps capable of pulling water from an affected area fast.
Protecting your investment in your stock is an essential focus of our team as well. We understand what matters to your business and we treat your inventory as a top priority. In mitigation work, we can remove the at-risk items to a safe facility nearby until the restoration process has completed and these items can get returned, restocked, and sold normally.
You might not get prepared for a water loss incident within your clothing store, but it does not have to be a highly damaging situation for your local reputation and profits. Let our SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park team of dedicated professionals help you to clean up the mess and get your doors open again quickly. Give us a call today at (626) 337-3374.
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Water Shutoff Valves
The worst time to learn where your water shut-off valve is when your home or business has an emergency. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with the valves can help you avoid a disaster later.
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.
Here are some common locations of valves:
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.
Is Your Irwindale Business Safe?
Keeping your commercial property safe can help you protect your employees, patrons, and business equipment. From keeping up on building maintenance to installing a security system, there are plenty of dangers lurking around your property. Check out these ways you can keep your commercial property safe and secure.
Conduct Maintenance Audits.
The more attention you pay to your building maintenance, the less likely you are to face any issues. Keep your property current and routinely check for any slippery surfaces, damaged floors, sharp objects, frayed or damaged wires, or blocked hallways. Staying vigilant helps you avoid problems before they become an issue.
Increase Lighting In & Around the Building.
When it comes to your building, it’s important to keep it well lit. Not only does it help to avoid trips and falls, but it can also help to avoid burglaries. Install extra lighting and make sure your building is well-lit.
Prepare for an Emergency.
Disasters are unpredictable, which means it’s important to be prepared. Take precautions to minimize potential damage from a disaster, and make emergency exits readily available. Check that all your fire alarms are working properly and that all the emergency exits are well marked.
Install Security to Protect the Property.
Businesses require a significant amount of expensive materials to operate, making it a prime target for burglaries. Take measures to increase security on the property. Install security cameras and alarms, and hire a security guard. Additionally, consult with local law enforcement to see what precautions they recommend.