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Large Loss Water Damage - Call West Riverside City

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss Water Damage - Call West Riverside City Be Ready for Disaster with the App. Press one button and we will be there!

If you have a large water damage and you are a business that people rely on, call SERVPRO first!

Many of our country's beautiful resort style hotels learns first hand the power and speed of the SERVPRO network when it comes to getting an enormous water damage repaired.

It is hard to think clearly when you have a flood in one room of your home let alone an entire floor of your award-winning hotel.

Luckily SERVPRO makes it easy to access your information in case of an event (which happens every day, and when you least expect it) by providing a service called SERVPRO Ready Plan and it is a free service that you should have done for your business just in case tragedy strikes your building!

Download the app here now and SERVPRO will be in touch with soon!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

The signs of Black Mold!

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Usually, you can smell mold before you will ever see it. Mold can be extremely harmful to you, your family and/or your friends.

If you experience sudden health-related problems, you might have a black mold problem.

We suggest you call a mold specialist at SERVPRO to come inspect your home or office and let the franchise professional decide if there is indeed a mold problem or not. SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to handle black mold so your mind can rest.

After the inspection and mitigation of the mold make sure you have the SERVPRO of West Riverside City specialist come back out and follow up on the fact that the mold has been removed.

If you need a qualified company to remove the mold call SERVPRO at 951-351-8033

Spring Cleaning Tips

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning Tips Spring is here, its time to get cleaning!

If spring is in the air, don't let a musty house spoil it. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

  1. The best refrigerator cleaner is a combination of salt and soda water. The bubbling action of the soda water combines with the abrasive texture of the salt to make a great cleaner.
  2. The best way to get rid of lime buildup around the faucet it is to lay paper towels over the fixture, soak it with vinegar and let it set for an hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.
  3. Clean screens with a scrap of carpeting. It makes a powerful brush that removes all the dirt.
  4. Clean windows with a rag and soapy water, and then dry them with another rag. You can also go to an auto-parts store and buy a windshield squeegee, which cleans very well.
  5. If drapes are looking drab, take them out of the window, remove the hooks and run them through the air-fluff cycle in the dryer along with a wet towel (to draw off the dust) for 15 minutes. Hang them back in the windows immediately.
  6. Clean the blades of a ceiling fan by covering them with a coat of furniture polish. Wipe off the excess and lightly buff.
  7. Sometimes comforters, blankets and pillows don't need to be cleaned, but they do need to be aired out after a long winter in your closed-up home. Take them outside and hang them on a clothesline for a day.

If your house needs more detailed cleaning than you can handle, please don't hesitate to call us for an inspection!

Happy Spring Cleaning everyone! 

Large Loss Water Damage - Call West Riverside City

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss Water Damage - Call West Riverside City Be Ready for Disaster with the App. Press one button and we will be there!

If you have a large water damage and you are a business that people rely on, call SERVPRO first!

Many of our country's beautiful resort style hotels learns first hand the power and speed of the SERVPRO network when it comes to getting an enormous water damage repaired.

It is hard to think clearly when you have a flood in one room of your home let alone an entire floor of your award-winning hotel.

Luckily SERVPRO makes it easy to access your information in case of an event (which happens every day, and when you least expect it) by providing a service called SERVPRO Ready Plan and it is a free service that you should have done for your business just in case tragedy strikes your building!

Download the app here now and SERVPRO will be in touch with soon!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Smoke Damage in your Riverside, CA home

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Damage in your Riverside, CA home Cleaning a visibly "clean" wall to find heavy amounts of invisible soot on the walls. Have your home professionally cleaned after a smoke damage.

You’re relieved that the fire damage was minimal but shocked to find that the smoke damage is extensive.

It is easy to forget about the destructive power of smoke but we are quickly reminded of it by the horrible odor that is filling your home. The smoky pollutant irritates your eyes and airways, while the sticky residue on scorched walls and the layer of ashes begin to corrode your personal possessions. 

The urgency to clear out the smoke sets in as you realize that although the flames did not reach far, the smoke did massive damage. Smoke and ashes travel through doors and vents, reaching your entire home, penetrating your carpet, drapes, and furniture with the odor of smoke.

Even the paint on the wall is not safe! Microscopic molecules of smoke embed deep into the pores and crevices of almost anything. 

As you can see, a simple opening of windows, a wipe down with a household cleaner, and the passage of time will not be enough to fix this sort of smoke damage.

So call SERVPRO to come and put your life back together quickly and professionally. 951-351-8033

Mold Containment in Riverside

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Containment in Riverside This is a mold containment to keep spores from spreading.

This home in Riverside, CA was affected by mold in the living room and hallway.  The customer had noticed an odd smell and discoloring in their kitchen. They called SERVPRO to inspect for damage and mold was discovered. It had been a slow leak from the sink in the kitchen into the hallway wall. Our crew had to cut through the drywall to find the mold that had spread through part of the insulation.  All of the affected materials were removed from the home and then an air scrubber was placed to ensure the air was safe to breathe.  The plastic containment in this photo was used to ensure no spreading of mold spores to anywhere else in the home.

Call SERVPRO is you think there might be mold growth in your home!

Why you need the SERVPRO ERP

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why you need the SERVPRO ERP Be ready for whatever disaster that might strike!

No matter where you live, it is important to be informed and prepared for any natural disaster that may occur. Natural disasters often strike without warning, leaving behind a trail of destruction and devastation. Though Mother Nature's disasters are often unpredictable, there are steps you can take to ensure you are prepared.

Contact SERVPRO of West Riverside City to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your home and business property. SERVPRO's ERP serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information for your property in the event of an emergency. The ERP is an ideal supplement to any existing preparedness plan, or may be used as a standalone document. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is the key to timely mitigation, and can minimize the effects of any weather-related disaster, water, or fire damage to your home or business.

When disaster strikes, make sure you have experienced professionals on the line. No matter how big or small, SERVPRO of West Riverside City will be ready to help make your property damage "Like it never even happened."

Common Types of Water Leaks

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Types of Water Leaks SERVPRO will be there to help with any kind of water damage!

SERVPRO technicians deal with all types of water leaks.

Leaks are one of the most expensive types of damage that can happen to a home, but also one of the least detected. In some cases it can take months or even years for leaks to cause visual damage, but by that point, it’s too late to take preventative measures. Leaks can weaken structures, waste water, dissolve building materials, creates dangerous compounds, and foster mold growth. These are some of the most common leaks we encounter on a typical residential call, and how they start:

  • Pipe Leaks

  • Sink, Shower, and Tub Leaks

  • Water Tanks and Heaters

Technicians from SERVPRO of West Riverside City are trained extensively in water damage restoration of all kinds, and we feel confident we can handle any water disaster you have. Call us 24/7 at 951-351-8033 for emergency services or a quote.

Dryer Fire Damage

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Fire Damage Dryer fires are one of the lead causes of fires in home

You may not think of your clothes dryer as a fire hazard, but these appliances account for tens of thousands of house fires each year. The problem most frequently occurs when lint and dust are allowed to build up. Over time, this can cause the dryer vent to become clogged with highly flammable materials, which easily combust when exposed to high temperatures. Your best option for dryer safety is to clean the lint trap each time before you use the dryer, and to inspect and clean the dryer vent area to remove lint buildup and other potential blockages. Regular cleaning can ultimately make all the difference in avoiding a house fire.

Quick statistics: 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

How do I Clean up After a Water Damage?

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How do I Clean up After a Water Damage? Call SERVPRO if you have any questions regarding what to do if you have a water damage!

If you have a water loss in your home or business it is important to get it taken care of immediately. 

1. The first step is to get the water extracted. Once all of the water is extracted, SERVPRO can begin to get the drying process started. It is critical to make sure all of the water is removed to prevent secondary damages from happening. 

2. Once all of the water is removed, SERVPRO will place the required number of air movers and dehumidifiers. This equipment will be monitored daily to make sure it is working properly. 

3. After the structure is dry, SERVPRO can start the rebuilding process. In most cases, SERVPRO can handle every job from start to finish. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at anytime.