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When Fire Damage Strikes Your Riverside Home

7/31/2023 (Permalink)

soot on white walls with window covered with plywood Board up damaged windows after a fire protects your home from further damage.

Did you know that some insurance companies deny at least part of a fire insurance claim if it finds that a property owner did not try to protect their property from secondary damage?

This can be avoided by hiring SERVPRO of West Riverside city to do emergency board up and roof tarping.  

After fire damage, many properties experience damaged roofs, windows, doors, and even damaged outer walls.  This type of damage makes a building susceptible to secondary damage. Weather can come in and cause water damage and mold.  Easy access also makes it easy for theft to occur.

For these reasons, we recommend emergency fire damage services as soon as the fire department has left.  

We can:

  • Attach a weatherproof roof tarp.
  • Board up damaged doors, windows, and outer walls.
  • Perform an emergency pack out

After your property is secure, we can inspect your property and begin fire damage cleanup and remediation services as well as rebuilding your property.

Call 951-351-8033

SERVPRO of Riverside is Certified in Bio Hazard Cleaning

7/26/2023 (Permalink)

symbol for Biohazard SERVPRO of Riverside technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazard.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Riverside also offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners.

A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Riverside technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Riverside will help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. SERVPRO of Riverside can help with the following issues:

* Bloodborne Pathogens

* Methamphetamine Labs

* Crime Scene Residues

* Arson

* Vandalism

* Sewage Backups

* Black Water Intrusions

Contact SERVPRO of Riverside Professionals today for more information at:

Office 951-351-8033

Riverside Residents, Are You Aware of Travel Trailer Fires?

7/20/2023 (Permalink)

Motor homes, campers, and recreational vehicles are used for living and traveling. Each year, fires in them cause deaths, injuries, and millions of dollars in damages. Fires can start in the kitchen. They can start in the engine area. Sometimes the fires are electrical. With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent these fires from happening.

Most people do not realize that every year there are several hundred fires caused by electrical and cook top stoves in travel trailers. These fires can be anywhere from a small amount of soot to the extreme loss. Let SERVPRO of West Riverside city come out to perform a free estimate today.

Here are safety Tips from NFPA:


• Install smoke alarms. Make sure they work.

• Stay in the kitchen while you cook. Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop.

• Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time. Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet.

• Refrigerators, furnaces, ovens and stovetops use propane. Check them for leaks. Keep an updated gas leak detector on board.

• Have your propane system inspected to make sure it still works properly.

• Know two ways out. Make sure windows open easily.

• Have everyone practice the home fire escape plan.

• Do not keep camping heaters and lanterns on while sleeping.

• Before setting up a campfire, make sure it is allowed.

• If campfires are allowed, they need to be at least 25 feet away from anything that can burn.

• Have your vehicle serviced by a qualified mechanic.

• Keep a portable fire extinguisher on board. Only adults who know how to operate it should use it. Only use it if the fire is small and can be contained. Make sure everyone else is leaving. Make sure someone is calling the fire department.

Most of these fires can be cleaned to pre loss condition if the owner acts fast.  The fire Extinguisher dust can penetrate every inch of a trailer making it very difficult to restore. Trailers need to be mitigated professionally by SERVPRO of West Riverside city.

Contact SERVPRO of West Riverside city 951-351-8033 to help with the restoration process after your trailer fire loss so we can get you back on the road and on with your travels. 

Fire or Smoke Damages to your Riverside Home or Business

7/18/2023 (Permalink)

A room filled with black soot and smoke Fire is devastating, we have helped families through this difficult process.

Did you know?  Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas.

Smoke migrates to upper levels of a structure.

Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go floor to floor.

The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.

Even what seems to be a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized or if the burned material is not addressed properly and removed.

Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems if not addressed properly.

As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard-to-reach places. Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors. 

Our SERVPRO team members know how to handle a fire loss and have received the proper training needed to address your loss.

SERVPRO is a preferred vendor on all of your major insurance company's lists. 

Contact us today at : 951-351-8033

Learn To Secure Your Riverside Property From Water Damage Related Problems

7/31/2022 (Permalink)

Preventing Leaks to Your Riverside Home Is Better Than Mitigating Damages

Water damage can occur in many ways and all we have to do is to know our options to mitigate the effects. For instance, think about the kind of challenges that a clogged gutter can make your Riverside home experience. By failing to address it in time, the water leaks and accumulates around the foundation of your house. Within no time, cracks appear, and that means foundation damage could be the end-result.

Even when the foundation of your Riverside home does not suffer from water damage, there are chances that the resulting dampness may lead to mold growth. Mildew growth may lead to health effects and to avoid that you need to work with a restoration company like SERVPRO. This is when you need the right equipment to extract that water within the shortest time possible. When there is stagnant water on your property, our team may use water extraction method. Vacuum pumps work in such a way that they remove the water from a given area and direct it to a distant place or in a tank outside the house.

One of the most important activities we undertake during a typical water removal exercise is to identify concealed areas that might contain the moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment such as infra-red cameras, moisture meters, and detectors to sense the presence of water in such areas and work towards removing it. In the process, we inspect whether the ceilings and wooden floors in your property are safe, and if not, we recommend a replacement.

While some water-related challenges are hard to prevent, there are some that our SERVPRO team can help you reduce chances of happening. I am referring to having an inspection of your plumbing system, washing machine, water heater and air conditioning units which are known to cause moisture build-up.

SERVPRO of West Riverside City is a proven industry leader in water damage restoration. Call us at (951-351-8033)  at any time of the day for service.

How Do Homeowners Choose Among Riverside Water Restoration Companies?

7/30/2022 (Permalink)

Is Your Business Ready with moisture reader SERVPRO delivers the assistance you and your water-damaged property needs, adhering to the industry’s best practices for restoration

Have Confidence that Water Clean Up Success Will Follow Your Call to SERVPRO After Burst Pipes Cause Basement Flooding in Riverside

As if you do not have enough on your plate when the supply line to your home ruptures, the task of sifting through dozens of Riverside water restoration companies now delays recovery efforts. Finding a reputable local firm is vital for arranging water removal services and regaining your peace of mind. 

How Does SERVPRO Stand Out Compared to Other Riverside Water Restoration Firms?

The sum and substance of premier water mitigation and remediation company is high-caliber workforce training and a scalable inventory of commercial-grade water removal and drying equipment. SERVPRO insists on the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training for all our managers and technicians. Our evaluations, plans, and interventions for your project offer you a clear advantage by prioritizing:

  • Assessments by managers and crew chiefs with extensive experience in resolving residential basement flooding cleanup
  • Licensed and certified crews and fully stocked service vehicles are ready to ready to roll around the clock.
  • Openness to learning and implementing innovative and advanced resources and technology for both residential and commercial customers
  • Honesty, transparent communication, and integrity
  • What Does SERVPRO’s Response Look Like at Your Riverside Residence?

    SERVPRO delivers the assistance you and your water-damaged property needs, not only adhering to the industry’s best practices for restoration but also working closely with you and your family to minimize disruptions and stress. Our on-site crews use state-of-the-art equipment to extract all water, clean and disinfect thoroughly and dry all wet materials and contents to proper specifications. At the same time, our office staff facilitates insurance claims and finds answers to all of your water damage restoration questions.

    The team at SERVPRO of Riverside awaits 24/7. Call us at (951) 351-8033 for prompt and professional water damage repairs.

    How to Clean Water Damage in Your Riverside Home

    7/27/2022 (Permalink)

    laminate flooring showing moisture on the moisture reader SERVPRO technicians evaluate all contents of your home exposed to water or high humidity for cleaning and restoring.

    Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup for Your Home in Riverside

    Any kind of water disaster in your home in Riverside can be stressful and overwhelming. One minute your home is safe and dry, the next minute it could be underwater from a leaking pipe, overflowing tub or toilet, or a broken washing machine. Whatever the cause, you need help cleaning up the mess and restoring your home.  

    Water damage to your Riverside property requires fast action to get it cleaned up before additional damage occurs. When you call our professionals at SERVPRO, you get trained staff who do not hesitate to get to you quickly. Once we get all the excess water out and your home dry again, our job is to clean and sanitize everything that was affected.  

    Structural items like subflooring and walls may need cleaning. We use appropriate cleaning methods for each restorable material that was affected by the water using professional products made just for the job. For carpeting, we use a method of cleaning that is right for the level of soiling. We inspect the carpets to see if the dirt is primarily on the fiber tips or ground down into the fibers. We also see if the threads are very matted, or sticky and stiff.  If carpet is not restorable, we remove carpeting and padding and dry the surface below.

    SERVPRO technicians evaluate all contents of your home exposed to water or high humidity for cleaning needs. Some wooden furniture can require cleaning and polishing from high humidity exposure. We check all storage areas, closets, and clothing for anything needing deodorizing and cleaning. We also look at wall hangings and photographs for damage from high humidity and condensation. Electronics might need special cleaning and drying services to restore them, as might sensitive items like pool tables, pianos, and clocks.  

    When all our restoration services are complete, we finalize the job by ensuring you are happy with our work. We do one last check on the moisture levels to make sure your home is dry and do a complete walk-through as well, and if any issues are found we fix them before leaving.  

    SERVPRO of West Riverside City prides ourselves in communication and maintaining a relationship with you throughout the restoration process of your home in Riverside. When you reach out to us at (951) 351-8033, you are getting a trusted company who cares about our customer.  

    Why do I Need Commercial Water Removal Services in Riverside?

    7/26/2022 (Permalink)

    a moisture reader against wood stud Moisture sensors allow us to detect moisture left behind in soft materials

    SERVPRO Ensures Commercial Water Cleanup in Your Riverside Office is Addressed Quickly to Reduce Damage

    You arrive at your office to find that a pipe burst, it adds a great deal of stress. However, having the experts help with restoration ensures your business is back up and running sooner than later. The restoration process often includes securing your contents and moving them to a dry area so mitigation can get underway.

    How Do Skilled Technicians Rid My Office of Moisture?

    Successful commercial water cleanup in Riverside involves more than removing all visible fluids. Your office has carpeting, furnishings, and small cavities where water migrates, leaving behind notable damage and the potential for mold and mildew growth. Our team of skilled technicians at SERVPRO brings along powerful equipment to tackle the job, including:

        •    Submersible and truck-mounted pumps that allow us to remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of water.

        •    Light wand technology for the removal of excess water and moisture from carpets and the padding below.

        •    Moisture sensors allow us to detect moisture left behind in soft materials, while moisture meters help us to monitor the total moisture content in various materials so that we can determine when the structure is thoroughly dry.

        •    Antimicrobial agents are applied to fight against the development of microorganisms and bacteria that cause foul odors.

    There are some situations where DIY mopping from your maintenance crew can get the job done. However, the real issue lies in failing to locate all areas of hidden moisture where damage multiplies. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we work hard to restore your office space to normal quickly so that you can resume daily operations.

    SERVPRO of West Riverside City is available whenever you need help with high-quality commercial water cleanup. Give our team a phone call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

    (951) 351-8033, and we send out a team as soon as possible to begin the assessment.

    Balancing Expectations After Commercial Fire Damage In Riverside

    7/25/2022 (Permalink)

    Servpro crew inside restaurant cleaning smoke and soot Our team handles the core restoration tasks such as cleanup of residues, and bringing your business back to preloss condition.,

    Our Crew Is Your Best Option When It Comes To Restoring Your Commercial Property In Riverside To Pre-Damage Condition

    The damages left by a fire at your workplace may disrupt regular operations, but perhaps the most pressing issue is the expectations from different parties affected by the blaze. Your customers want you to resume serving them immediately, while your employees could be traumatized by the event thus requiring a few days off. You also need to liaise with the property owner to ensure the restoration done does not lead to friction later on. We offer professional restoration services in Riverside that can help you meet all these needs.

    Depending on the intensity of the blaze, restoring commercial fire damage in Riverside can take days or weeks. Giving your regular employees time off as you handle the restoration can help them cope with the loss. Since we send an entire team of restorers from SERVPRO, it is easy for your employees to take days off. Our team handles the core restoration tasks such as cleanup of residues, debris removal and refinishing, as well as mundane tasks such as moving items and rearranging spaces to their preloss state.

    Working quickly to fix the damage helps you resume serving your customers as usual. It can also help save costs. For example, smoke residues are acidic so cleaning them from surfaces fast prevents secondary damages like staining. By working in teams, our SERVPRO crew can deliver results faster. We also use different equipment like HEPA vacuums to clean residues from surfaces, and self-propelled scissor lifts to ease access to different sections in a house including high walls and ceilings.

    Fire can leave severe damage to structural components necessitating replacement. Apart from the extra costs involved whenever replacements are necessary, there is also a need to involve the property owner to ensure you meet expectations. Our SERVPRO technicians help in different ways. First, we do a thorough inspection to unearth every possible issue including problems in the HVAC system. We also prioritize restorative cleaning over replacement where possible saving unnecessary costs. We also work closely with the parties involved including the property owner and insurance adjusters.

    Seeking professional help makes it easier to deal with the different aspects of fire damage. Call SERVPRO of West Riverside City to assist. You can reach us at (951) 351-8033 any time.

    Who Helps with Storm and Flood Damage in Riverside?

    4/27/2022 (Permalink)

    house sitting with dark gray cloudy skies Storm and flood losses can both equally impact and threaten your home. Contact SERVPRO of West Riverside for your Riverside home storm damage.

    Our Professionals and In-House Contractors Provide Full-Service Restoration and Recovery after Flooding. 

    The combination of both storm and flood damage can be a compromising situation for your entire Riverside household. With so many of the restoration companies that you might choose only capable of addressing part of the problems that your home might face, it can be time and money-saving to choose a more comprehensive and full-service approach that our SERVPRO professionals can provide.

    Post-disaster cleaning, repair, and restoration of storm and flood damage in Riverside homes begin the moment that our professionals first arrive at your damaged property. From your initial call to our emergency line, you get the full measure of our restoration and reconstruction team that can arrive together to begin vital mitigation and emergency services after structural damage and potential flooding occurs.

    What Are the Emergency Services Offered by Professional Restorers? 

    Emergency services are the immediate tasks that our responding technicians and professionals begin upon arrival. While these actions might vary from one structure to the next, there are several common tasks that many can expect in a flood-damaged property. After substantial storm systems pass through the area, some of these same emergency services can help to clean up the debris and remove immediate risks so that our restoration technicians can get to work on recovering the property. Some of these emergency services include:

  • Temporary Construction Solutions – As you might expect, after a strong storm system passes through the area, much like we have seen with some weather events in recent years, structural damage is inevitable. By tarping roofs and sealing over structural breaches, we can more efficiently begin extraction and drying inside the house. 
  • Tree Removal – The same robust systems that can remove shingles and destroy portions of a standing structure can also knock down trees and break off limbs. Falling portions of trees can be destructive to your home and its roof. Our professionals can remove these limbs or trunks of trees to get the structural openings covered back over. 
  • Content Management – Your personal belongings are one of the priorities that need protection when our professionals first arrive at your home. We assess each item on a case-by-case basis, determining if we can restore it on-site or if off-site restoration and recovery are necessary.
  • How Can Flooding Get Resolved Quickly? 

    When you recognize flooding has occurred in your home, it can be overwhelming to see. One of the struggles that homeowners face in this situation is taking the appropriate steps immediately to get the flooding cleaned up and extracted. The longer that you wait to address this moisture and standing water, the more destructive it can become to the house. When you choose our SERVPRO professionals, you are choosing:

  • Fast Extraction – Extraction is one of the vital elements of restoration and recovery after substantial water losses or flooding impact your home. Our professionals have capable extraction equipment like trash pumps and truck-mount extractors for continual, powerful removal of standing water.
  • Efficient Drying – Drying your home after a flood can only happen after extraction and debris removal take place. Because water can migrate quickly through the house and into porous structural materials, drying involves a wide range of cutting-edge tools and equipment. 
  • Moisture Detection – The ability to check on the progress of our drying in real-time is one of the advantages of professional restoration. We can be continually moving drying equipment to provide the most efficient and thorough drying approach. 
  • What Extraction Tools Are Best? 

    Because extraction is such a pivotal element to the successful restoration of your home after a flood, the choice of the right equipment for the job becomes a vital decision. Choosing wrong can lead to longer or more costly restoration periods. Some of the ideal choices for this work include:

  • Submersible Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Carpet Wands
  • Does Build Back Start Right After Restoration? 

    As a full-service restoration and recovery team, we have a full team of in-house contractors that can oversee the reinstallation of damaged materials. In most cases, reconstruction and repairs can begin as soon as mitigation completes. This seamless transition is one that can prevent West Riverside city longer recovery times or higher costs.

    Storm and flood losses can both equally impact and threaten your home. In most situations, you can address both of these scenarios the same by contacting our experienced SERVPRO  team. With our fast response and premier equipment, we can make it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach our experienced team 24/7 at (951) 351-8033.