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What are Risks of Water Damage at your Business?

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

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

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

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

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

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

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

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?

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

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

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

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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NO Wet Suits in a Vincent Haberdashery--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

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?

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

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.