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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.

    Steps That Must be Completed When Dealing with Water Removal in Riverside

    4/25/2022 (Permalink)

    Moisture reader with black needle in the red Our moisture reader on this Riverside home shows a high level of moisture within the walls. If you're not sure how bad the water damage is, call us!

    SERVPRO Offers Swift, Professional Water Extraction to Mitigate Damages for your Riverside Home

    Water damage might occur in your residence in Riverside when you least expect. It can be a shattering experience, and not too many individuals may know what to do when it happens. Note that it demands reaction as soon as possible to help reduce damage and salvage as much property as possible.

    Homeowners in Riverside may not have the know-how to deal with water damage efficiently. You are better off working with professionals who have the training and equipment to extract the water and restore your home to its preloss condition.

    SERVPRO is your go-to partners when seeking a reputable water damage restoration company that offers 24-hour emergency service and has the expertise and training to handle the removal and drying services. A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry, our SERVPRO technicians, can arrive swiftly to identify the source of moisture in your house. If the water intrusion is caused by a plumbing or appliance issue, we can attempt to shut-off the valve, preventing further water from spilling onto your home.

    From here, our experts identify the category and classification of water damage. We do this to ensure that correct techniques are utilized that are based on industry guidelines. Contamination levels affect the restoration process. Many water issues do not soak large areas of possessions and building elements but require a vacuuming to mitigate damage and then the removal of lingering moisture.

    Our SERVPRO WRT water damage restoration technicians move property contents and furniture from the affected areas to mitigate secondary damage. We also can block the items to prevent further stains, rust, and degradation. We inspect the carpet pad to determine if it can be salvaged or discarded. We try to restore rather than replace whenever possible. Depending on the extent of damage, experts may also utilize deodorizers and disinfectants as part of the treatment process.

    Our SERVPRO crew typically discards non-salvageable items with the approval of the homeowner and if involved, the insurance adjuster. Our aim is complete customer satisfaction with our services. Our technicians go the extra mile.

    Contact SERVPRO of West Riverside city anytime you need professionals to handle a water problem. We proudly serve Inland Empire and surrounding areas. Reach us at (951) 351-8033.

    Why Professional Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration Is Important For Your Riverside Home

    4/20/2022 (Permalink)

    man in PPE in a bedroom with bed mattress When you need biohazard cleanup and restoration services, trust the SERVPRO of West Riverside City team to help you through every step of this process

    Be Safe and Let SERVPRO Cleanup Any Biohazardous Conditions at Your Property

    There are plenty of disasters that can threaten your Riverside home. Among the most serious and traumatic of these events often require unique practices to safely clean and restore. From something as unfortunate as a sewer backing up into your home to the crime scene and homicide/suicide damage restoration and cleanup, professional assistance is required to remove all of the potential contaminants in the area and to help you and your family move forward in the house.

    Biohazard cleanup and restoration in your Riverside home might be a requirement for several different reasons. Exposure to biological materials, bloodborne and airborne pathogens, and the presence of chemicals can make a home unsafe and dangerous to live in. Our SERVPRO team can help you to overcome these obstacles to safely live in your house once again, by providing a professional and thorough cleaning and restoration process that conventional cleaning methods just cannot replicate.

    As with any biohazard cleanup, proper training is at the heart of what our SERVPRO technicians offer your home in the wake of a severe disaster or recent tragedy. That is why many specialists on our team get specially trained in the most modern and effective restoration techniques for all manner of contaminants and foreign substance so that this knowledge can get translated into a thorough and efficient process in your own home.

    From the moment that our team arrives at your property, we put on our protective equipment and begin meticulously assessing the damage and hazards present in your home. This process provides a concise strategy for our SERVPRO technicians to follow, from the tools that we need, to the techniques to employ. This inspection also details the areas that require our attention overall, from issues with building materials that require cleaning or replacement to widespread concerns that simultaneously affect multiple rooms.

    There are unfortunate circumstances that can make it unsafe to live in your own home. When you need biohazard cleanup and restoration services, trust the SERVPRO of West Riverside City team to help you through every step of this delicate process. Give us a call today at (951) 351-8033.

    This page provides a listing of the Safety and Health Topics pages OSHA maintains for various biological agents and toxins. here.

    What is the Difference Between a Protein Fire and Typical Fire?

    4/18/2022 (Permalink)

    inside house with men wearing PPE, pulling insulation down A protein fire caused the damage in this Riverside home. The smell permeated into the insulation. SERVPRO of West Riverside city was called to help!

    You're cooking a ribeye on the stove, you get distracted and forget you have it cooking. 

    Wait!  What's that smell?   You've burnt the rib eye that you left unattended in the pan!

    Protein Fire occurs when the decomposition of animal fats from beef, poultry, fish among others produces a fine clear mist, which has a very obnoxious odor that is capable of penetrating even the smallest of areas.

    Many homeowners may think a home fire is a home fire but there is a big difference between protein fires versus typical fires. Many homeowners underestimate the damage of a protein fire because they don’t see the “typical” black smoke residue commonly associated with home fires. A protein fire produces a fine mist that has a rancid strong odor that can also compromise structural materials and contents in the home. These protein residues can penetrate cabinets, drawers, air ducts, furniture and clothing. A quick fix cleanup will not adequately remove the mist and odors as the proper cleaning steps are required to remove this odor from the structure and contents. It takes extensive cleaning of walls, floors, ceiling and contents of the home to rid the home of this offensive odor.

     How Does the Fire Start?

    It’s actually not the meat that catches fire but the grease. As the meat slowly cooks in the pan, the sides get coated with grease, which is what catches fire first. The burnt meat adds to the catalyst and that’s how the flame rises. Grease fire can quickly spread all over the stove if the knobs and other areas are covered with grease too. The soot slowly starts to cover the walls and floor which makes the tiles slippery and greasy.

    When you enter the kitchen, the smoke smell goes through you and folds you in its odor. Your clothing smells like smoke, as well as your hair. The smoke smell permeates the house for days.

    What Are the Signs of a Protein Fire?

    The signs of protein fires may after burning food, but they also will build up over time.

    • Persistent meat or grease smells that become rancid over time
    • Sticky surfaces that are nearly impossible to clean
    • Yellowish to brown stains that form drip-like patterns
    • Brown or black soot stain that seems to appear after cooking

    There may not be any noticeable damage, but there might be a foul odor that you just can’t seem to get rid of, no matter how many times you Febreeze! This odor permeates furniture and structures in your home even more so than other fires. Since protein fires usually occur in a small space of the kitchen, the odor can be pushed into floorboards, cracks in the wall — even electrical outlets! No wonder it’s such a frustrating and confusing mess.

    To prevent a protein fire in your home, make sure that you don’t leave foods such as eggs, meat or beans on the stove when you are not home and make sure to keep these foods from burning or boiling over.

    You Need Professional Assistance

    Because of the way the residue penetrates into porous materials, standard cleaning job won’t do.  You need a thorough cleaning.  Only specialized cleaners will break up the residue and you need special cleaning techniques to get deep enough to scrub that smell away.  In some cases, even that may not be enough, so it’s necessary to apply a sealing agent.  You may also need to repaint tainted surfaces. The process is lengthy, taking several days and multiple cleanings to completely remove the scent.

    Exercise Kitchen Safety

    The best way to deal with a protein fire is to avoid having one in the first place.  For that, you just need to follow some basic kitchen safety rules.

    Remember to set a timer whenever you cook something. It’s very easy to forget something in the oven, especially if you get distracted.  A timer with a loud alarm will save you from this mistake.

    Restoration will use very specific techniques when restoring your home and belongings after a protein fire. Our technicians are professionally trained, with unique products and techniques. Using everyday household cleaners will not remove the residue. The products that we use and their application techniques are implemented in stages to ensure that everything in your home are thoroughly cleaned. This process will possibly take multiple days, but in the end, your home will be restored back to how it was. Fresh and no more rancid smell.

    Contact SERVPRO of West Riverside City, we have the experience and knowledge to correctly restore your home!

    Call us at 951-351-8033

    Extension Cords Can Be the Most Dangerous Piece of Equipment

    4/13/2022 (Permalink)

    orange extension cord rolled up Did you know the extension cord is one of the most abused and misused pieces of equipment on a job?

    One of the most common pieces of equipment used in mitigation work, besides air-movers and dehumidifiers, is an extension cord.

    They are the easiest way to provide electrical power to a piece of equipment with a cord too short to reach an outlet. But, did you know the extension cord is one of the most abused and misused pieces of equipment on a job?

    Have you looked over some water mitigation teams and noticed extension cords that were plugged into an outlet? Were these cords rolled up, laying on the floor? What if it was a 100 feet of cord? My first thought is—my, that is a trip hazard.  Why was such a long extension cord being used for such a short distance?

    When a long extension cord is used, this will cause a drop in voltage to the piece of equipment being powered. It will also overload the extension cord. And too, I am sure we have all seen the extension cord that is curled up like an old phone cord. If so, this is a cord that has been overloaded and should be replaced.

    By OSHA standards, the maximum length of an extension cord is 100 feet. There are three basic types of extension cords—light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty.

  • Light Duty - 25-feet light-duty cables typically come—18 AWG. 50-foot cords—16 AWG, and 100-foot cords—14 AWG. Most light-duty extension cords do not come with a grounding wire and should not be used on a job site.
  • Medium Duty – 25-feet medium-duty extension cords recommend a16 AWG. A 50-foot cord—14 AWG, and a 100-foot cord—12 AWG.
  • Heavy Duty – 25 ft. heavy-duty extension cords recommend 14 AWG. 50- foot cords —12 AWG and a 100-ft. cord—10 AWG.
  • AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. This is the US standard measure for the diameter of electrical conductors. The higher the AWG number is, the smaller the wire diameter is.

    What are some common mistakes made when using extension cords?

    Plugging one into the other –The maximum length of an extension cord is 100 ft. by OSHA standards. This doesn’t mean to plug two 50 ft. cords together to reach the distances needed. Use the correct length and AWG needed for the job. Daisy-chaining extension cords could lead to overheating and cause a fire.

    Trip Hazards – People can trip over extension cords if not properly placed around the walls. They should be placed out of high foot traffic areas. Never attach extension cords with staples or nails.

    Not checking the power rating – If you are dealing with extension cords, you should know the amperage rating of your equipment. Each piece of equipment requires a certain amount of power. The manufacturer describes this along with the amperage rating. Each extension cord can only handle a particular amount of power. Make sure you always match the equipment cord to the same AWG of the extension cord or larger.

    Not inspecting – Due to high use and high abuse, extension cords should be visually inspected for damage prior to each use. Look for external defects such as deformed or missing pins, missing grounding pins, loose plug or receptacle ends, broken plug head, uses of duct or electrical tape, damage to outer jacket or insulation, and pinched or crushed outer jacket.

    Repairing cords – Any damaged extension cords should be replaced and never repaired. If damaged, remove from service and destroy.

    Remember—before setting up your next job, be mindful of the size and how much equipment you are plugging into the extension cord you are using. It’s worth taking the time to properly inspect.

    Spring Cleaning - DIY Homemade Cleaners

    4/11/2022 (Permalink)

    A plant, spray bottle and cloth sitting on window sill Spring is for cleaning! Try these DIY cleansers!

    Spring Cleaning safely and Naturally!

    This year for spring cleaning, try making your own cleaning products at home with natural and unprocessed ingredients! Make your home environment safer for your children and pets. 

    Here are 7 cleansers you can DIY, give them a try! 

    Home Made Glass Cleaner

    *Mix 1 part Vinegar with 2 parts water

    *Add ½ teaspoon dish soap for every cup of water

    *Shake to mix

    ALL-Natural Homemade Floor Cleaner

    *1 part water

    *1 part white vinegar

    *1 part 70% Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol

    *A few drops of liquid dish detergent

    *1/4 part lemon juice

    DIY Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner  

    (If you have animals this can be a life saver)

    *¼ cup of baking soda

    *¼ cup of white vinegar

    *3/4 cup of warm water

    *1/2 tablespoon of dish liquid soap

    Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaner

    *3/4 cup baking soda

    *1/2 cup salt

    *1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap’

    *1 lemon

    After first 3 ingredients are mixed, grate lemon peel into mixture. Then cut lemon the lemon in half and remove the seeds.  Squeeze both halves into the mixture until lemon is fully incorporated.  Grab a sheet pan, spoon and some parchment paper.  Cover the sheet pan with parchment paper, use the spoon to mold in half rounds, and then tap them out onto the pan.  Allow the tablets to dry overnight.  Place dried mixture into a sealable container.

    Clean Your Washer

    *2 cups vinegar

    *1/4 cup baking soda

    *1/4 water

    Pour mixture directly  into the machine’s drum.  Run a normal cycle at least twice.  Make another batch and use a brush and scrub the edges.

    DIY Dishwasher Detergent

    *2 cups of Borax

    *2 cups washing soda

    *4 packets of sugar-free lemonade Kool-aid.

    All-Natural Homemade Floor Cleaner

    *1 part water

    *1 part white vinegar

    *1 part 70% Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol

    *A few drops of liquid dish detergent

    *1/4 part lemon juice

    This information was compiled from various on-line sources. SERVPRO is not responsible for any and all claims made by these sources. If the mess can’t be cleaned then make sure to call the professionals. Our SERVPRO team is here to help!

    Why Choose SERVPRO of West Riverside City!

    4/6/2022 (Permalink)

    man in SERVPRO t-shirt with a clip board Each team member is trained in clean up and restoration which can range from bio hazard, fire, mold to water damage.

    Its more than just the brand recognition, it’s also the qualified personnel, the expertise and dedication to the community that make us the place to call.

    Below are additional reasons why:  

    Qualified

    We have the best training in the industry. Each team member is trained in clean up and restoration which can range from bio hazard, fire, mold to water damage. We are IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certificate) for fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our job is to make sure our clients understand the loss and how we will help restore their home or facility. We live up to the motto and we leave each location looking “Like it never even happened.”

    Immediate

    Our team understands that the best way to limit further damage is to begin the clean up and restore the property as soon as possible. For this reason our team is available 24/7 - day, night, or holiday!  This also helps with keeping costs down. We strive to always answer the first call or respond within a few hours.

    Latest Technology

    We take pride in the fact that we are able to keep up with some of the advancements technology has to offer. This allows us to restore your property as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can get back to what you were doing preloss.

    No Loss Too Big or Too Small

    Whether you have multiple locations, or a room that has suffered a loss we can help restore your property.  SERVPRO is a national company and as a result our SERVPRO of Mattapan & Hyde Park team has access to the 1,800+ other franchises to handle any scope of loss.  You call us and we will handle the rest!

    Future Loss Prevention

    With every job we ensure we understand what the cause of the loss was. We do this to ensure the cause of loss is addressed to prevent similar damage from occurring again.

    Our Community

    Our office is located in Riverside, California. We love what we're here and we have the ability to help our community. We know the roads, the neighborhoods, and what makes our city so special. It is important to us that our city thrives so we are highly motivated to do all we can to make this an even better city to live in.

    Help is always here

    Whether you have a question or a loss give us a call and we will help 951-351-8033. We serve ALL - businesses, home owners, property managers and tenants in Riverside and surrounding area.

    Cleaning Up After a Fire: 5 Things to Throw Away

    4/4/2022 (Permalink)

    black trash bag being dumped in trash can A hard pill to swallow comes when we realize that certain cherished items may have to go away

    We all have a place we call home, where we retire at the end of a hard day's work.

    However, the dangers of fires, natural catastrophes and theft remain closer than we may think. When a fire breaks out, the cleaning up process forms a key factor to recovery and healing from the traumatic experience. A hard pill to swallow comes when we realize that certain cherished items may have to go away!

    Medication

    When a fire razes your home, any medicine present may absorb the high temperature and change the chemical components. The medicine also absorbs the soot and the contents of the fire extinguisher. Ingesting smoke and the contents of the fire extinguisher may expose you and your family to health complications. There are no buts on medications when it comes to choosing what to throw away after a fire. 

    Food and Other Consumables

    The smoke from the fire and fire extinguisher chemicals contaminate any food products. Food products include perishable and non-perishable food products.

    Exposure to heat also alters the chemical elements of the food items, including the containers used for storing the food. Cloth packaging, metal tins, cardboard and plastics all change their chemical composition after exposure to high heat levels. Therefore, do not compromise on health at any standard.

    Food stored in the freezer may have a slight chance of non-contamination, but it is better to be safe, discard the food. The trauma after a fire coupled with health complications from ingesting contaminated food may weigh down on your recovery process. 

    Cosmetic Products

    The standard while deciding what to throw away after a fire should focus on any products of a chemical nature. Cosmetic products such as make-up, oil products, perfumes and hair extensions have a chemical component. The high-temperature exposure during the fire may alter their chemical composition. Warped casings show that the fire contaminated the products. Fire extinguisher chemicals and soot add another chemical component into the products. Applying any of these contaminated products to your skin may result in an allergic reaction that may add to your woes. 

    Clothing Material

    Any clothes and bedding in the house catch fire. Thus, sort out all the burnt garments and throw them away. Some clothes may have escaped the wrath of the fire but may have soot and fire extinguisher chemicals on their surface. If the clothes belong to children, precaution dictates that you discard them too. However, the use of the appropriate detergents may help to rehabilitate burnt clothes and bedding. 

    Burnt Electrical Equipment

    Electrical equipment within the house has power cords and wiring that may burn during a fire. Electrical equipment that show signs of damage qualifies in the things to throw away after a fire. Compromised electrical equipment could result in another fire due to short circuits. Equipment includes computers, coffee makers, laundry machine, iron box and television sets. 

    Recovering from the trauma after a fire occurs over some time. The healing process may take time and patience from your side. We at SERVPRO of West Denver understand your pain at this trying time and wish to walk you through the healing process. Let us help you rebuild your new home. We help in the clean-up process and follow up on the tiring process of the insurance claim. To get started, contact us today!

    Call Us When Disaster Strikes California!

    3/30/2022 (Permalink)

    equipment used by servpro No job is too big or too complicated for our field technicians with the right approach, equipment, and attitude.

    With decades of experience across the restoration services that we offer, we know how to help when every minute counts.

    We have ready trailers and service vehicles prepared to roll out from our SERVPRO facility 24/7 to address the harsh effects of water, fire, storm, and mold losses. We have trained professionals to handle more specific recovery niches like air duct cleaning, biohazard cleaning, abatement, and reconstruction efforts. These talents, aiding in every facet of our customers' work, improve our efficiency and effectiveness in your home or business.

    Storm

    Storm damage in California homes is a situation that our SERVPRO Professionals can address. Properties I should remain prepared for fires, earthquakes, flooding, damaging winds and other conditions. Our ability to handle these situations is partly due to our commitment to the training and growth of our specialists, ensuring that each loss incidents gets technicians that can:

    • Extract and dry up floodwater (WRT – Water Restoration Technician)
    • Clean contaminated areas where they exist (Biohazard Cleaning)
    • Deploy air movers and dehumidifiers for effective drying solutions (ASD – Applied Structural Drying)
    • Clean Carpets and other flooring types (CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technician)
    • Prevent microbial growth or address present colonization (AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technician)

    The other aspect that has allowed our disaster relief team to become so successful is our commitment to having the top-tier equipment that gets the job done quickly and correctly. SERVPRO keeps storm trucks stocked with a deep inventory of recovery and mitigation tools, including submersible pumps, engine-driven trash pumps, power washers, air movers, and dehumidifiers.

    SERVPRO can offer a full-service approach amid a crisis so that our customers do not have to waste time finding secondary contractors to handle other aspects of their recovery. We have the skilled professionals to perform board-up and tarping services for your residence. We can also oversee full-scale reconstruction once mitigation completes in your Riverside property.

    Water

    We know how easily water loss incidents can develop, and that's why training our restoration technicians in this niche is a constant and continual process. The science of restoring water damage in  homes is evolving and consistently changing. So our professionals have to move along with it – putting these new practices and equipment into use to help our customers with the most efficient and practical approach. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and the outcome of your loss incidents goes far beyond our IICRC training.

    Our restoration team has access to equipment and machines that far exceed the limitations of conventional recovery tools. The truck-mounted water extractors that our SERVPRO team uses, for example, can handle the removal of thousands of gallons of water every day. Combined with multiple other impressive equipment pieces, this vehicle sets our professionals apart in water damage restoration for the greater Riverside area.

    We also have the capability of addressing the massive loss of water damage for commercial properties and houses. 67 years of industry experience and a roster that features Commercial Drying Specialists (CDS) and those with WRT and ASD endorsements, no job is too big or too complicated for our field technicians with the right approach, equipment, and attitude.

    Fire

    Our team is responsible for many structures in this area alone; the possibility of fire damage is a persistent threat. Knowing the best approach to handle these conditions hinges on the severity of the situation and what materials, surfaces, and contents have become affected. Our IICRC-Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and those with additional training in odor control and upholstery/carpet cleaning have access to equipment that can help our team restore loss incidents quickly.

    Much of our efficiency in fire recovery stems from these advanced and cutting-edge machines. Soot removal and cleaning, for example, often fall to a combination of specially-formulated cleaning agents and products with automated surface scrubbers that can eliminate residues on surfaces.

    Every minute counts in fire restoration. Our technicians obtain IICRC certifications and train to understand how fire damage in Coral Gables homes and businesses spreads and the best approach to overcome the damages.

    Mold

    Before our certified AMRTs can set up containment barriers and begin the often-intricate process of mold remediation in your Riverside home or business – our professionals must locate the source of the moisture and dampness. These conditions are likely to happen again without adequately identifying how the water damage facilitated mold growth.

    You can count the swift response of SERVPRO of West Riverside City team in a crisis. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (951) 351-8033.

    Your Riverside Business is Flooded. Now What?

    3/28/2022 (Permalink)

    If your business has been affected by flood the most important thing you can do is act quickly.

    This reduces the level of damage and helps contain recovery costs. If no one is injured the first thing you want to do is call your insurance company.  Then do the following:

    Be Safe

    Make sure your building is safe before you enter. Do a quick assessment of the exterior of the building to see if there are any structural damages. You should also check for possible electrical hazards. The safest thing you can do is to turn off the power if possible. Since there is the potential for electrocution if electricity is still running make sure you are wearing protective gear as you walk through the property.

    Be Quick

    Time is of the essence when dealing with standing water. It takes less than 48 hours for mold to grow and spread. For this reason you want to quickly remove the excess water. Open windows and use air movers to help with drying. You then want to ensure there are no pockets of concealed water – either under carpet or on water absorbing material (i.e. concrete).  If a flood is laden with bacteria or chemicals do not try to clean on your own get a professional like SERVPRO of West Riverside City involved.

    If you have suffered a flood or other water disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Riverside City 951-351-8033

    Be Thorough

    Make sure you document everything! Take a picture of the damaged condition and anything you are throwing out. This will be important for the recovery process with your insurance company.

    If all of this seems like a lot of work that you are not ready or do not have the time to take on do not worry! SERVPRO of West Riverside City can ease the stress and complete the entire process for you.

    If all of this seems like a lot of work that you are not ready or do not have the time to take on do not worry! SERVPRO of West Riverside City can ease the stress and complete the entire process for you. All we need is your insurance carrier name and your claim number and we will take care of the rest. SERVPRO offers claim services to both the client and the insurance professionals. They provide an itemized loss inventory when possible. They also offer pretesting on every loss. Since restoring property is usually less expensive than replacing it, this saves the client time and the insurance company money.

    We are here for you during this time of need and our trained technicians will make the damage look “Like it never even happened."