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You Can Depend On Our Specialists To Restore Your Water Damaged Loma Linda Home

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You Can Depend On Our Specialists To Restore Your Water Damaged Loma Linda Home Give our SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace team a call at (909) 514-1900 to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

How To Restore Flooded Loma Linda Living Rooms

Sometimes water loss incidents and flooding can affect certain rooms or areas of your Loma Linda home more than others. While we have effective mitigation and recovery solutions for all of the effects that could result from widespread flooding scenarios, every situation is unique regarding what equipment, practices, and personnel are necessary to restore the damage. When flooding affects your living room area, certain tasks must happen right away to prevent the situation from getting out of control.

Flood damage that can affect your Loma Linda home can often arrive in layers of destructive effects that must get addressed in a particular order to protect as much of the property as possible. The saturation of flooring and carpeting materials can often be among the most challenging to address without ultimately needing to remove these materials altogether. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to begin extraction and drying of these damaged areas from the time that we first arrive, working around the clock to prevent unnecessary tear our and reconstruction.

Our contents department can work alongside our estimator to determine what items and personal belongings have gotten too affected by the flooding to remain. With our roster of qualified cleaning and restoration technicians with accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we can offer focused cleaning, drying, and storage of these items in a climate-controlled facility of ours nearby.

Among the worst affected materials in a living room is carpeting. Floodwater can not only damage this upper layer but also penetrate subflooring and even structural supports. Weighted extractors can force moisture and saturation from these areas to get removed with a high-powered onboard vacuum. In cases of extreme saturation or where contamination could exist, we remove this flooring and subflooring, disinfect the area, and have our SERVPRO technicians reinstall new flooring in its place.

Flooding can be a damaging force in your home, and these effects only get worse the longer you wait for qualified restoration. Give our SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace team a call at (909) 514-1900 to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Colton After A Fire Damage Disaster

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Colton After A Fire Damage Disaster We were able to restore the belongings of this home to pre-damage condition using our state-of-the-art equipment and advanced cleaning techniques.

Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Colton Goes Beyond Debris Removal

Restoring fire damage involves significant levels of clean up to remove debris such as fully or partially burned materials. Cleaning also helps remove soot, and other smoke residues from walls and other surfaces. Although these activities may form the bulk of the cleanup exercise, other equally essential steps can help restore your home to its preloss state. We offer these services as part of our professional fire damage restoration services in Colton.

Most incidents of fire damage in Colton are controlled while still contained within a small section of the property such as the kitchen. This, however, does not mean that damages only remain in the affected sections. Smoke quickly filters into different rooms even where doors are shut leaving contents caked with residues. Our SEVRPRO crews take every step to clean up your contents. We even use specialized techniques such as ultrasonic cleaning to clean contents affected by fire damage.

Fires deposit residues on surfaces. However, in some cases, the residues penetrate beyond the surface of the affected material requiring specialized cleaning efforts and not just wiping or scrubbing the surface. Residue penetration depends on the type of affected material, its age and the temperatures involved in the fire because scorching temperatures open up pores in materials. Our SERVPRO technicians combine dry cleaning approaches such as vacuuming, and wet cleaning to dissolve residues embedded on surfaces.

Most residues left by fires have a pungent odor, which might remain even after removing the residue. Deodorizing properties affected by fires is, therefore, part of the cleanup process. Deodorization can help mask the odor or neutralize the odor particles. Neutralization is the best solution for lingering odor because masking it would only provide temporary relief. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on approaches like fogging which replicate the conditions that created the odor in the first place because they ensure that the deodorizing agent can penetrate as far as the odor particles eliminating the odor "Like it never even happened."

For proper clean up of your fire damage property in Loma Linda, Grand Terrace or Reche Canyon, call SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace. You can reach us at (909) 514-1900 any time.

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Fast Extraction is Necessary for Large Water Loss Incidents in Colton

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Extraction is Necessary for Large Water Loss Incidents in Colton With large water loss incidents, we may need to remove carpeting to enable drying.

Extraction Solutions for Large Losses in Colton Homes

Water loss incidents can happen with little warning in Colton homes, and with the severity of damage that some of these situations can produce, addressing the effects must happen immediately to protect your property and its occupants. Our professionals have a 24/7 response to water damage emergencies, and we have a growing inventory of recovery equipment to begin effective mitigation with our arrival to start the process of returning your property to preloss condition.

We have multiple methods to begin water removal efforts in your Colton home. As many large loss incidents can come with several inches of standing water or widespread saturation of construction materials, extraction efforts must be where our mitigation efforts start. Our SERVPRO team arrives with multiple levels of removal tools that can address each level of severity that can exist in your property after a water loss incident.

With significant water loss incidents, we often rely on combining the efforts of several branches of our brand, its collective personnel, and a shared inventory of recovery tools and equipment. In this way, we can offer customers with larger properties the same efficient solutions after disasters that we can offer apartments and single-family homes. Extraction often begins with the highest concentration of water, and that means the use of our extractor truck or trash pump. Both of these options can remove standing water at a fast rate, some units up to 300 psi.

While these tools can help our SERVPRO professionals to address the highest volumes of pooling water, other tools like our portable submersible pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands can help to remove lesser amounts with the same effectiveness.

Large loss scenarios can quickly get out of control without the appropriate intervention by trained and reputable restoration specialists like our SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace team. We have the expertise and the equipment to make all water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need us at (909) 514-1900.

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Don’t Let Your Laundry Room Spell Water Damage Trouble For Your Colton Home

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don’t Let Your Laundry Room Spell Water Damage Trouble For Your Colton Home SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace is available 24/7 at (909) 514-1900 to handle any size water damage in your home.

SERVPRO Handles Late Night Laundry Room Water Damage In Colton

It is normal to take precautions around your home to prevent water damage. Regular checking of plumbing for leaks and maintenance on appliances connected to supply lines are ways to help prevent large-scale water loss in your home.

SERVPRO was called late one evening to mitigate water damage in a Colton home due to a dog chewing a supply line in a laundry room. The homeowner said the water had been spewing in the room anywhere from one to five hours as he had come home at lunch to check on his dog, and there were no issues, but there was almost an inch of standing water when he arrived from work that evening.

Why SERVPRO? Our technicians have certifications in multiple areas of restoration sciences, including water damage restoration. We have the tools and expertise to restore a home to its preloss condition. We used portable extractors to remove the standing water left in the room. The homeowner had put down towels in an attempt to absorb the water, which we removed along with the soaked laundry room rugs for drying in another area of the home. We scoped the room and found elevated moisture in the wall cavity around the supply line in the wall behind the washing machine. The warped sheetrock could not be saved through drying and was cut away using flood cuts to let adequate air flow into the wall cavity.

In preparation for drying, the washer and dryer were placed on raised blocks to ensure they were dried underneath. Air movers quickly lowered the moisture levels in the wall cavity and the rest of the laundry room. SERVPRO techs took moisture readings before during and after the drying process to ensure the room meets drying goals. Standardly, we usually have a drying goal of around 45% or less humidity in the room. This action helps inhibit the growth of mold or development of odors. To finish the mitigation, we cleaned and disinfected the affected area.

SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace is available 24/7 at (909) 514-1900 to handle any size water damage in your home. We arrive within hours and have the training and equipment to make your water loss “Like it never even happened.”

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After A Water Damage Disaster Occurs In Your Colton Bistro, Contact Our Crew For Help!

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial After A Water Damage Disaster Occurs In Your Colton Bistro, Contact Our Crew For Help! SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace is just a phone call away from restoring your commercial facility to its preloss condition.

Professional Commercial Water Cleanup In A Colton Bistro

Is there anything more frustrating than when the dishwasher breaks? It can be infuriating enough to deal with at home, but when your commercial dishwasher malfunctions and leaves water all over the tile flooring of your bistro's kitchen, you need professionals who understand the ins and outs of commercial water cleanup to prevent mold and structural damage to your floor and subfloor.

If a dishwasher malfunction results in a kitchen needing commercial water cleanup in your Colton restaurant, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to help. We can dry your kitchen while mitigating the risk of long-term water damage with industrial-grade equipment.

Before we can get to drying, water must be removed, and our team has the tools and methods to ensure thorough extraction. We can use wet/dry vacuums to sop up water and accurately measure moisture with a variety of tools and technologies: moisture sensors to probe porous surfaces like drywall, meters to evaluate surface moisture, and infrared imaging to detect the presence of water behind structures. Before, during, and after drying your flooring, we measure these levels until they are safe for you to get back to business.

After the water has been removed, our SERVPRO professionals can get to drying surfaces with a combination of industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers. As moisture declines, we can set up polyethylene chambers to accelerate drying in isolated areas. While air movers pull moisture up and away from surfaces, dehumidifiers catch this moist air and expel warm, dry air. Desiccant dehumidifiers can pass this moist air over desiccant material such as silica gel and isolate water into collection trays. After drying, we can give your moisture-affected services a thorough cleaning with an EPA-registered antimicrobial to prevent the onset of mold.

SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace is just a phone call away from restoring your commercial facility to its preloss condition. If you have a disaster that needs cleanup, give our team a call today at (909) 514-1900.

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Secondary Issues Resulting From Flooding in Colton

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Secondary Issues Resulting From Flooding in Colton Flooding causes not only water damage, but also mold damage if not remediated quickly.

When Flood Damage is Not the Only Problem in a Colton Home

Imagine you were on vacation, flood damage to your home might be the furthermost thing from your mind. You have someone checking on the house, making sure Alexa turns the lights off and on and the home security system is on. What could go wrong?

Sunny weather prevails in Colton, but flood damage is a real threat from the intense storms this area experiences. A homeowner contacted SERVPRO after returning home late one night from several days away to a strong odor when he entered his home and found the cause. During storm days earlier, a tree limb had broken a window and rain had poured into a downstairs bedroom window.

SERVPRO arrived quickly after the call and immediately tarped over the hole in the window to stop any further damage from happening. Because the water had been sitting in the room for at last 48 hours, we treated it as a Category 3, black water situation which means the water could now contain bacteria or toxins that are hazardous.

We removed area rugs that had absorbed the rainwater were a large part of the odor in the room for cleaning and disinfection in our facility. The mattress was a loss and with the homeowner's permission was removed. The steel bedframe was unaffected as was the tile flooring and subfloor. Moisture detectors showed the moisture on the surface of the wall and elevated levels throughout the room.

Before drying, SERVPRO techs determine drying goals based on other readings in affected areas of the home. Air movers were set up to direct the moisture up where it captured by our desiccant dehumidifiers. Once we confirmed the bedroom as hitting drying goals, our technicians cleaned and disinfected all affected surfaces to ensure the room was sanitary which also neutralized the residual odor remaining in the room. The homeowner was pleased to find out our location offers building services, and after remediation of the water damage, we could also perform the necessary repairs on the window.

SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace is available at (909) 514-1900 when you need us. Our certified technicians arrive within hours and can handle any size flood damage situation and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Our Certified Professionals Have The Expertise To Handle Fire Damage In Colton

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Certified Professionals Have The Expertise To Handle Fire Damage In Colton When you have a fire in your home you can be confident in SERVPRO to handle your restoration needs. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate and call.

Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation is Crucial in Colton

The aftermath of a fire in Colton leaves your home in a chaotic condition, perhaps making you feel as though you and your family cannot live there again. Our fire remediation experts have training, experience, and equipment that is up to the challenge of bringing your devastated home back to preloss condition. We work with your insurance company to make sure the work we do for your property is covered under your policy, both for contents and structural components.

Water remediation is one part of the fire damage recovery process for your Colton home that might surprise you. Firefighters do not stint on the use of water and chemical extinguishing agents as they work to save your dwelling. Water damage can be extensive. Our crew members are undaunted as this phase of the remediation is expected, and our employees hold multiple certifications in disaster restoration from the IICRC.

SERVPRO work crews arrive in fully-stocked vehicles, commercial strength pumps and water extractors ready for water removal. We also have air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, drying equipment that prevents moisture from causing more harm and inhibits potential mold growth.

As the water remediation proceeds, SERVPRO crew leads are planning for soot and smoke cleanup. Residues from a fire are incredibly toxic and corrosive, and the methods we use to remove them vary depending on the types of materials combusted as the fire moved through your home. Paper and wood leave a light, ashy debris we dry sponge and vacuum. Electrical and fabric fires smolder, depositing thick, sticky soot requiring agitation or abrasive action along with cleaners that contain wetting agents and surfactants that loosen the soot.

Protein-based soot from kitchen and grease fires leave a thin, highly odiferous coating that clings like lacquer or varnish. Specialized cleaning solvents safely used by our experts remove these residues. SERVPRO also attends to the strong smells associated with fire damage, working through a protocol that starts with discarding charred objects and deep cleaning, working through other strategies including advanced technological equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators.

Your first call after the firefighters leave should be SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace. We have the skills, equipment, and proven methods to make your fire-damaged home “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (909) 514-1900 for round the clock assistance.

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After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Colton Home, Call Our Crew Of Skilled Experts For Help!

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Colton Home, Call Our Crew Of Skilled Experts For Help! Contact us at (909) 514-1900 for assistance with your water emergency 24/7.

What To Expect From Professional Water Damage Restoration In Colton

Homeowners in Colton might be surprised to know how many different ways water can harm their dwellings. Water is a necessity for humans, pets, and plants, and helps accomplish a vast number of tasks inside our homes. When it becomes uncontained, however, water can cause severe problems. Deterioration of building materials and contents follow water incursions swiftly. Professional water loss mitigation halts the destruction and prepares your home for restoration.

Waiting for natural draining and drying is a mistake a property owner cannot make with water damage in Colton. If moisture lingers for more than 24 to 48 hours, tiny spores absorb the water and begin their growth cycle into ever-expanding mold colonies. Molds join the water in destroying structural components such as drywall, insulation, wood, and more. Our expert team of managers and technicians assesses the damage and begins the water removal and structural drying that prevents further harm and limits or avoids microbial growth.

We secure the scene, ensuring additional water intrusion stops. Standing water exits via pumps and wanded extractors. Our team holds multiple certifications from the IICRC, including vital training in moisture metering and scanning for hidden pockets of water. We release water trapped behind walls using industry best practices and use baseline moisture readings in structural components to establish a drying plan.

Our service vehicles hold all the equipment needed for water mitigation, allowing us to transition to drying without missing a beat. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers roll off our trucks as we store the pumps and extractors. SERVPRO technicians position the drying equipment most optimally to pull moisture out of the porous building materials. Specialized equipment like floor drying mats attends to the challenges of suctioning moisture out of several layers to prevent distortion of the materials as they swell after water absorption.

SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace has the trained technicians, experience, and equipment necessary to manage any water damage scenario fast. Contact us at (909) 514-1900 for assistance with your water emergency 24/7.

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