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Advanced Equipment, Skilled Technicians, SERVPRO Helps Irwindale Area Homeowners with Cleanup and Restoration

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Is an Irwindale Disaster Recovery Industry Leader 

Disasters rarely give Irwindale homeowners much warning. Whether the emergency involves water, fire, mold, or storm damage, it can make a house unpleasant and uncomfortable. Severe losses of any kind or failure to address less catastrophic harm quickly might move the problems with your home past inconvenience to causing so much damage that your dwelling is uninhabitable. Our team of disaster recovery experts can get things back on track fast and to the highest standards.

Water Loss
The risk of water damage in your Irwindale home climbs with exposures to aging plumbing, poorly-maintained appliances, extreme weather, and simple bad luck. A few minutes of inattention causes a tub to overfill, a cracked dishwasher hose loosens from an open supply line connection, or open windows allow a windy downpour to splash onto your hardwood floors. These types of scenarios and countless others are among those our managers and crews count among our company’s extensive resume.
 
Training, experience, and top-notch equipment are why SERVPRO should be your first call when a water crisis strikes. Our team of managers and technicians master the best practices for water damage mitigation and remediation through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) training. Over the past dozen years, our owners and employees gained hands-on experience, implementing strategies that bring the deterioration caused by water incursion to a halt, readying the property for restoration after the moisture is gone.
 
Our service vehicles carry all the equipment needed for water loss remediation. Submersible pumps and truck-mounted water extractors rapidly remove standing water. Thermal imaging and moisture metering devices help us locate hidden pockets of water and provide data to establish reasonable structural drying goals.  In the hands of our skilled employees, the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers used during the drying phase bring moisture levels to normal.    
 
Fire Damage
The risk factors that can lead to Irwindale fire damage run the gamut from a candle too close to a curtain to fraying electrical cords to boiled over grease to lint in a dryer and much more. Although many things might be the source of a fire’s ignition, the initial response from firefighters is the same -- chemical extinguishers and large quantities of water. When the fire is out, however, the fire department returns your home for you to plan and manage the next steps.
 
Homeowners dealing with the aftermath of a fire need professional assistance with a range of tasks. The first is usually the firefighting water removal for safety reasons. Slip and fall accidents can injure you and your family and are a concern for disaster responders as well. Electrical shock is also an issue until the space is dried out. Then an experienced remediation project manager needs to complete an assessment of the damage done and lay out a project plan for certified technicians to implement. In the case of a more minor house fire, an SMR SERVPRO marketing rep can evaluate the conditions and act accordingly.
 
One step following the next is why SERVPRO is the answer to your fire damage restoration needs. Our technicians are multi-certified, capable of removing the firefighting water and then moving on to cleaning fire residues. We match cleaning products, methods, and tools with the different types of soot encountered throughout your home. Final remediation includes disinfecting surfaces and deodorizing spaces.
 
If the fire caused significant charring, requiring demolition, repairs, and rebuilding, SERVPRO can continue the project to completion. We hold a contractor's license for the state of California, General Contractor License #: 944464 and California State License Board (CSLB) #: 944464 and are prepared to restore your home to preloss condition.
 
Mold Remediation
Mold spores are constant yet invisible companions to residents of Irwindale, but unless specific conditions are present, they pose little concern. They float in the air and settle on surfaces, waiting to encounter a bit of moisture. When they absorb the water, they begin growing, eventually becoming rapidly multiplying colonies that spread over surfaces made of or coated with organic matter, including wood and the cellulose that covers drywall and ceiling tile. Even non-porous surfaces with bits of organic material clinging like soap scum on tile or mirror can grow mold.
 
Mold remediation in Irwindale is one of our specialties, which is why SERVPRO should be your first call when you even suspect mold damage. Signals can be dark staining on walls or ceilings or a musty smell. Because mold can damage building materials and irritate susceptible individuals, it is essential that professional remediation occurs. Complete mold removal is impossible, but we use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to ensure safety and achieve the most successful results.
 
We contain the moldy area, using negative pressure air scrubbers to complete an airlock barrier system. Mechanical scrubbing and brushing and gentle abrasion of soba blasting remove the mold from most surfaces. Technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and bag moldy residues and vacuum floors and surfaces with HEPA-filtered equipment to clear the area and prevent spread to the rest of your home. Final steps include EPA-registered disinfectant with an option to coat surfaces with an antimicrobial primer/sealer to inhibit mold regrowth. Moisture control also helps prevent future infestations.
 
Storm Damage
When high winds and heavy rain batter your Irwindale home shingles can rip loose, exterior walls can develop holes, and doors and windows can break. Overland flooding and the precipitation pouring into your house cause catastrophic damage if not remediated swiftly. We respond 24/7, with crews arriving as soon as possible.
 
Securing the breaches in the exterior of your home in Irwindale is storm damage task number one, followed by flood water containment and disposal. Our technicians train in the evaluation of water contamination categories, taking specific steps when collecting and discarding Category 2 and 3 waters as they are the most tainted. Mudslides and excessive silt in waters draining from higher elevations around the community require special handling, which is why SERVPRO prepares for this complication.
 
Our storm responders are familiar with the wide range of pathogens, chemicals, and other waste that can flow into your home during and after the rains and winds. If a sewer pipe backs up because municipal drainage systems are overwhelmed human waste, including blood and feces-borne pathogens can be a risk. Our technicians use EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants to clean and sanitize storm-damaged spaces. Structural drying proceeds using our commercial-grade air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Our training and experience, as shown by Biohazard Contractor License #: TSW 530, assures you of a safe and secure home.
 
Rebuilding services from SERVPRO streamline the restoration process after storm damage. Our team can do it all, avoiding the need to hire separate contractors task by task.
 
SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park stands ready to help with any disaster confronting your family home. Call us at (626) 337-3374 to schedule an assessment, giving us a chance to showcase our industry best practices to restore your home.

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Want to Step Up Your Water Damage Remediation Situation in Irwindale? You Need To Read This First

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

If your home is facing water damage, many items can be affected. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment and effective remediation services.

Why SERVPRO Removes Some Items and Leaves Others During Water Damage Mitigation in Irwindale

When we work on a house in the Irwindale area, our specialists apply the knowledge and skills they gained through IICRC training. Much of this knowledge involves information that people usually never need. Because of this, we understand that many of our customers have questions about why we do certain things the way we do while working on their properties.

One of the questions we hear from customers is why do SERVPRO specialists dispose of some items and not others during water damage mitigation in Irwindale. The answer is that we look at several factors on most items, and only a few on others. Some of your belongings become damaged almost immediately when they become saturated with water. These items include furniture pieces made of particle board, as well as flooring made of wood-based products.

Other times we look at the amount of damage sustained. We compare this to the replacement costs for that item. Replacement costs also include the expense of installing the materials. When cleaning or refurbishing carries a lower price tag, we choose that option over replacing the materials.

Wood floors made from real wood lumber can look like they did before the incident that threatened your home with water damage. SERVPRO technicians can undo the damage and save the floor from permanent damage and keep the customer from needing to replace a very costly item.

Partially damaged structural components like drywall cost little compared to others but SERVPRO cuts costs wherever possible. Cutting above areas of a damaged wall means we must only replace the sections cut away. After removing the wet drywall, we can bring in new sections and cut them to size.

SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park knows how to keep costs down during water damage mitigation and still restore your property, so it looks "Like it never even happened." again. Call us at (626) 337-3374 to make sure your home is protected from water damage at a reasonable cost.

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When is the Right Time to Start Water Removal in Your Baldwin Park Home?

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaks can quickly escalate and cause water damage to your kitchen. Contact our SERVPRO team to mitigate the situation.

Why SERVPRO's Teamwork Helps with Rapid Water Removal in Baldwin Park

When your pipes break and send water gushing into your Baldwin Park home's kitchen, you need an immediate response. Depending on the diameter of the broken pipe's diameter, hundreds of gallons of water can submerge your floors in a very short period. You need a company who can fix the problem and protect your home.

Saving homes from increased damage is why SERVPRO trains their employees to work together as teams, including when water removal in Baldwin Park becomes a necessity. Our ability to work together is enhanced by our ongoing training in the latest restoration methods, as well as refresher courses on more rarely needed techniques. This specialized knowledge keeps us always ready to serve our customers when they need mitigation services the most.

Removing water with our truck-mounted pumps means we can drain off the water at the floor's level. The pumps we use can be submerged and suction off the water until the floor is once again visible. Removing water that sits in depressions in your floor with small-sized wands helps eliminate any water that became trapped like water does in the shallows at a beach.

Mops and buckets help remove additional moisture, as do our air movers that work to lift water up and into the air so our desiccant machines can grab hold of the water vapor and trap it in its tank. The way we work helps protect your property from the development of more severe damage that takes place when water remains in contact with the interior of a home.

Initial contact between water and your home's interior does little damage to many materials. However, when water remains present, the changes brought on by its presence snowball rapidly. Drywall turns soft and falls apart where saturated with other areas quickly showing signs of mold growth. Wood can also swell and warp, altering your home's structure. Calling SERVPRO as soon as possible can stop these things from happening and save your home from the majority of things that can go wrong.

SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park is located nearby and always ready to serve those living in the Irwindale, Baldwin Park, Vincent, and surrounding areas. Contact us at our 24-hour service line, (626) 337-3374, so we can send the skilled teams your emergency requires to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

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Water damaged building counts on SERVPRO

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Count on SERVPRO if you experience water damage in your building.

A fire suppression line burst in the first floor under the concrete slab of a commercial building. SERVPRO of Irwindale/ Baldwin Park is called in to provide Emergency Services.

Fire Suppression lines are high-pressure water lines intended to safeguard the building in the event of a fire. Occasionally, these lines can break and lead to large volumes of water being released quickly, causing significant water damage to the building in Irwindale. The rupture flooded the entire 1st floor, approximately 25,000 square feet. The first floor of the facility is a mix of offices and open cubicles, conference rooms, lobby, and kitchen/break room areas.

The interior/exterior of the walls of the structure are steel framed and insulated. Standing water was found in the C-channels, and the insulation was saturated. Drywall was wet up to 24 inches throughout the facility. Upon arrival, 2-4 inches of standing water was present throughout the first floor. SERVPRO performed water extraction of the entire area, and necessary drying equipment set in place.

SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park has been a “Large Loss Response Team” serving the Los Angeles Basin for many years. This project will be expertly handled, keeping the time to get back to normal as short as possible and keeping the cost to recover as low as possible.

There is no job too big or too small for SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park. Contact us today for help with your water damage emergency. (626) 337-3374

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We Can Restore Your Damaged Baldwin Park Warehouse

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Many levels of water damage can affect your warehouse, and overcoming these potential hazards is something that trained professionals can handle.

Fast Removal And Drying For Your Baldwin Park Warehouse

Warehouses serve the vital role of storing stock and distributing goods as a waypoint in the Baldwin Park area. While you have many responsibilities to uphold when overseeing a facility like this, the safety and security of the items within this building are often the priority. When water loss incidents occur on a large scale throughout your warehouse, it can quickly get out of control from what your custodial staff and employees can manage. Our professionals are available 24/7 to provide effective mitigation services designed to keep products and your facility safe amid a widespread water emergency.

Many levels of water damage can affect your Baldwin Park warehouse, and overcoming each of these potential hazards is not something that untrained professionals can handle on their own. Our SERVPRO team goes through extensive training and ongoing education to be knowledgeable assets to our customers in the field, providing effective solutions and money-saving efficient practices. These approaches begin with our rapid response to the situation with the full measure of our restoration equipment and personnel.

When we first arrive, assessing the damage is an important first step to take. During this process, our contents department can begin packing up affected and at-risk items for removal to our nearby facility. There they can get cleaned, dried, deodorized, and protected from secondary effects like mold growth. Once the building has gotten restored successfully, we can return the stock and removed contents back to where they belong.

Extraction and drying follow the initial assessment of the damage and can showcase many of our finest pieces of equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians have many air movers and dehumidifiers at our disposal, allowing us to quickly dry very large areas simultaneously with the combination of these tools.

You cannot account for the likelihood of a water loss incident, but you can depend on the team equipped to handle these situations and protect your investment. You can reach our SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park rapid response team 24/7 at (626) 337-3374.

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Flood Damage Affects Buildings of All Sizes in Baldwin Park

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

This may look like an easy fix but it is not. Call SERVPRO today to help fix this fast and efficiently.

Commercial Flood Damage Restoration for Apartments in Baldwin Park

A natural weather event can cause flooding to your property block resulting in angry tenants and, if not remedied quickly, legal challenges. As the landlord of a block of flats restoring the ground levels quickly can often go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial team, unusually where cinder blocks have prolonged exposure to standing water. Using a professional commercial restoration service can save you unnecessary expenses and keep your tenants happy. 


Apartment blocks with commercial flood damage in Baldwin Park rely on an immediate response unit to help limit losses in an emergency. Tenants can quickly become agitated by the shutting off of power or standing water inside the property. What makes life more difficult is that cinder blocks typically used in the construction of apartments have open cells that can quickly absorb moisture.

SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day via our emergency call-line and can send an emergency response team to your property immediately upon receiving notification of loss. Our technicians set to work straight away removing hazards, creating a safe workspace for general contractors and restoring power. Wet cinder blocks can cause permanent damages especially during the winter months where the risk of water freezing and subsequently expanding, can require demolition if left unchecked.

Using industrial drilling equipment and our extensive expertise, we can get air circulating into wall cavities while draining excess moisture from the cinder block. By using a nonpenetrating moisture meter, we can efficiently detect whether a wall cavity is completely dry or may need more advanced equipment to help reduce secondary damages. Taking this measurement can be the difference between sustaining permanent losses or restoring a building to its preloss conditions. In cases where cinder blocks are not sufficiently dry, we can use injectidry systems or other advanced pieces of equipment like desiccant dehumidifiers to get the job done.

In a natural weather emergency, you need a service that can act fast, contact SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park immediately at (626) 337-3374.

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Don't Panic After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Irwindale Home, Call Our Experts At SERVPRO!

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

You can reach us at (626) 337-3374 any time.

Why SERVPRO's Advanced Training Helps During Water Removal In Irwindale

If a pipe bursts and water leaks into your Irwindale home, you need to take immediate action because extended exposure to water or moisture causes untold problems in many structures. In most cases, the lack of resources or skills holds people back from taking the necessary steps leading to substantial repair costs. You can avoid such an outcome by involving a certified WRT, Water Restoration Technician, immediately you notice the problem.

Responding within the first 24-48 hours helps guarantee a better outcome from the effort put into water removal in Irwindale because taking longer creates an opportunity for mold growth. At SERVPRO, we are always available to respond to your call since we have skeleton crews monitoring operations during off hours. Such immediate response makes a huge difference. Also, our highly trained technicians can also advise you on which steps to take before we arrive at your premises to minimize damage.

Removing water from the property is a challenging prospect because you have to remove all traces including what may have spilled into concealed spaces such as wall cavities. Having the right equipment for detection and removal eases the burden. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermal cameras to check for water problems behind drywall or other concealed spaces. That way, we can decide whether to drill holes, teardown the area or use other techniques learned through ASD, Applied Structural Drying, training.

Removing the moisture left on materials after extracting standing water is essential. Doing such removal at the right speed is also crucial to avoid other problems. For example, drying wood too fast can lead to cracking while a low drying rate can allow mold to grow. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers to monitor the drying process allowing us to use the right number of air movers and dehumidifiers. Monitoring also helps determine when to move the equipment to balance the process.

You should not worry when there is a water spill in your property. Call SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park to assist. You can reach us at (626) 337-3374 any time.

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How Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Baldwin Park

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Advanced Tools To Recover Fire Damage In Your Baldwin Park Home

After a widespread disaster damages your Baldwin Park residence, you can appreciate the need for professional restoration services beginning their experienced approaches as promptly as possible. When you need to restore your home to preloss conditions efficiently, you need a team like ours that offers not only extensively trained technicians with the knowledge to overcome the effects but a franchise with the advanced technology and equipment to make the process as fast as possible.

Our experts have extensive training and hands-on experience to combat any fire damage effect they could encounter in your Baldwin Park residence. Initially, each of the fire restoration technicians in our franchise must complete certification through the IICRC. This organization is the benchmark for quality in the industry, and each of our technicians on these projects has certification for Fire and Smoke Restoration. Additionally, our employees all get encouraged to continue training through in-house programs designed to introduce them to advanced mitigation techniques to make them efficient in fire recovery.

No matter if it is soot cleanup, odor removal, air purification, water removal, or sanitization, our technicians have the advanced technology and industry-leading equipment to do the task efficiently. Our air scrubbers work to help with indoor air quality concerns like debris and particulates, which can make the environment safer for both or technicians and the homeowner. For removing the effects of smoke damages, we can utilize our thermal fogger and deodorizing agents to neutralize harsh odor molecules on contact. This practice is safe for use on even softer materials like carpeting and clothing affected by the noxious scent throughout the property.

When a fire happens in your house, you need assurances that a qualified team of highly-trained restoration technicians can respond quickly to lessen 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.

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SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park Sales/Marketing Job Opening

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Now Hiring!

SERVPRO of Irwindale / Baldwin Park has a job opening for a full time Sales and Marketing Lead preferably experienced in the Construction, Trades, and Restoration Industries.

The ideal candidate must have previous Sales experience and bring the following attributes to the position:

~ Self Motivation
~ Strong interpersonal skills
~ Can Make “Things” happen when called upon
~ Strong communication skills
~ Positive attitude
~ Always deliver on promises
~ Can inspire a team to execute effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner
~ Comfortable meeting new people and building relationships.
~ Be likable


Primary Responsibilities include:
~ Build and grow our core customer base by routine contact
~ Willing to expand their knowledge base with education in our field
~ Know how to professionally put the SERVPRO brand in front of our customers
~ Become articulate in our business so you can educate our customers
~ Comfortable being in front of large crowds sharing our capabilities and values
~ Available to clients during emergencies
~ Attending Business and Professional events (Chambers, Associations, Business Networks)
~ Organizing and participating in networking events


Benefits:
~ Base salary plus commission scaled on new business contracts
~ Sales Car
~ Sick time
~  Extensive B2B sales/marketing training from experts in the field
~ Progressive owner with vision to grown the business
~ Strong Teaming culture in family owned business

To apply for this role, please send your resume to jmccann@SERVPROgsd.com.