Water damage on your property can cause harsh and long-lasting negative effects. As we reach the end of summer, the fear of moisture buildup and water damage starts to set in for many home and business owners. The start of rainy season means the chances of flood grow exponentially. To mitigate the possible permanent damage, you need a professional team. SERVPRO has the knowledge and experience to help you foresee and then respond to damage. We can work quickly to isolate the damaged area to make clean up quick and efficient. Long term water damage can lead to mold or mildew. SERVPRO’s quick response time can help lessen or eliminate the chances of mildew or mold developing. The best first step for you to stop long-term damage is to contact us as soon as you are made aware of possible damage. After initial contact, we will work to set up an inspection quickly so that we can cut off and repair the damage. Once the damaged area is isolated and repaired, the SERVPRO team will work to clean and sanitize the area so that you are able to return to your home without further delays. Let our professionally trained team and our industry standards work to help make it "Like it never even happened.”
Prepare for Storm
Storms can be a real menace for many homes or property owners. No one wants to risk their property or lose valuable items during a storm. So preparing and putting measures in place to protect your property is the only way to avoid any damage or putting your family at risk.
Such preparations may include: trimming trees, securing your items, and repairing roof damage are some simple maintenance items you can use to prepare for a storm. If you are hit with water damage from a storm, make sure to reach out to SERVPRO so we can help make it "Like it never even happened". We have the tools and experience necessary to help get you back into your home or business safely and quickly.
Trim those Trees
Safety is a top priority for any home or property owner. When a storm is brewing and you have trees near your home or business, they can become a hazard. Trees and branches can fall on your home or property when a storm with heavy rain and/or wind hits. One of the maintenance things you can do to make sure your trees are not hazards during storm activity is to contact an experienced arborist who can assess your trees. Best practice would be to enlisted a qualified arborist to inspect your trees every 2-3 years for advice on the best preventive measures.
One of the significant causes of tree failure is root damage. When performing work around your home or business, be careful when digging or excavating around trees, damage to the root system can happen during this process.
Drought equals High Fire Season in California
We have all been hearing about how deep into the drought we have fallen in California over the past couple of years due to low precipitation during our winter months. As we are all aware, no moisture means high alert for wildfires.
One of the things you can do as a business or homeowner is to make sure that overgrowth of vegetation is cut back or down and cleared for several yards from any structures. Any dry vegetation can easily be sparked to start a fire that can get out of control quickly and cause risk to your structure.
SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley and SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms are here to help. If you have questions about what you can do to minimize your risk or need assistance preparing your home for fire season, give us a call. We will do what we can to help protect your assets.
Storms in the Southeast
Every year it seems storm season comes earlier and earlier. Here we are just beginning June and the first tropical storm was trying to make an appearance in South Florida.
Even though this storm did not come to a full Tropical Storm or Hurricane, the onslaught of rain still has the potential to cause some serious damage. Rain to this magnitude can come in sideways, torrential downpour, steady soaking, etc. Any one of these types of rain can get into your home or business and quickly start affecting your flooring, cabinetry, drywall, furnishings, etc.
When you are affected by these types of natural disaster events, remember to call SERVPRO. We specialize in handling these types of damages to your structures and return your home or business to preloss conditions as quickly as possible.
California SERVPRO participates in Hurricane Events
While the West Coast really doesn’t have severe weather events such as Hurricane’s, our SERVPRO locations still participate as much as possible in helping the victims of these type of weather events get back to “Like it never even happened.”
Every year when severe weather events start happening in the South, Southeast, Midwest or East, our Western Region locations begin monitoring the need to deploy staff, equipment and resources to those heavily affected areas to help get peoples businesses and homes back to preloss conditions.
SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley, SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms and SERVPRO of Chino/Chino Hills have been fortunate to be able to deploy to these affected areas in the past and help families in their time of need. There is no greater feeling than to see these individuals get their live and livelihoods back as quickly as possible.
Ghostbusters? No it’s SERVPRO
Back in 1984 all you heard was “Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters”. Who doesn’t love this movie. Well, when you have a fire, water damage, find mold in your home or asbestos, Who are you going to call? SERVPRO should be your first call. We have caring, trained, certified professionals that can assess your damages, help you navigate coverages with your insurance company and get your home or business back to preloss conditions quickly.
SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley and SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms are a full-service restoration company that can assess damages, mitigate those damages and completely restore you home or business through our reconstruction crews.
When you find yourself in need, “Who ya gonna call?” SERVPRO at 760-244-2566!
What to Look for in a Restoration Company
When a disaster happens such as fire or water damage, the average person has no idea what to look for in a Restoration Company. There are so many individuals that decide they can handle a water damage and or a fire restoration just because.
When a disaster happens you want to make sure that you are getting a company that knows how to handle the loss you have and can mitigate it professional to keep you and your family or employees safe.
SERVPRO is an Industry leader in these types of losses. Each franchise is individually owned and operated, however each franchise goes through an intense training process. They also all have the ability to gain certifications in water, fire, mold, asbestos, etc.
When a disaster happens it is important to do your due diligence and make sure you are working with trained professionals to mitigate your damages.
Commercial versus Residential
When it comes to a fire damage, water damage, finding mold or asbestos in your Commercial building, is there any difference when it comes to mitigating those damages?
Some would say yes, however fire, water, mold, asbestos treats all properties the same. So the mitigation or remediation process is basically the same.
While commercial businesses the process needs to be expedited if possible as sometimes those businesses are losing money every day they are not open, the priority to get homeowners back in their homes is just as important.
SERVPRO if able to handle any disaster that comes your way and expedite the process to the best of their ability to get you back in business or back in your home as quickly as possible keeping everyone involved safe.
Air Duct Cleaning
Air ducts play a crucial part in your residence. They distribute air from the air conditioning systems to every room in the house, ensuring year-round comfort. If you neglect the air ducts, they will accumulate pollen, dust, mold, and debris build-up. The build-up then gets circulated throughout your home once the HVAC system sucks the air, affecting the comfort of your home. As a result, regular duct cleaning is essential to ensure all built-up air pollutants can be removed.
What Are the 6 Benefits of Duct Cleaning?
- Improves the air quality
Your family members are breathing in the air passing through the air duct in your house. Therefore, if the air duct contains mold, dust, debris, or pollen, it will affect the air circulating in your living area.
Regular air duct cleaning will ensure that your indoor air is quality, protecting your family’s health.
- Enhances HVAC system performance
If your air duct has an increased accumulation of debris within its system, it affects the airflow in the HVAC system. As a result, you will notice different temperatures in your room in other parts of the room. This will force your air conditioner to overwork to provide enough air circulation in the room.
The HVAC system could also be damaged in the process, increasing your maintenance cost. To counter all these, you will need to have your air ducts properly cleaned.
- Gets rid of bad odors
Mold, debris, and dust accumulating in an air duct can produce a bad smell that can circulate into the whole house. These odors can cause sometimes irritate those in your home with allergies or asthma. To ensure that your house doesn't have a bad odor, you can facilitate regular air duct cleaning.
- Eliminate allergens
It’s possible to efficiently regulate allergens, the compounds that cause allergic reactions in humans, by maintaining clean air ducts in your home. Allergens can be found in various places, including pet fur, food, and pollen. Having your system examined and cleaned regularly is an excellent approach to preventing or limiting any building of these toxins in the duct.
- Keep your environment clean
When your HVAC system is turned off for several hours, dust particles collect in the ducting. Once the machine is activated, the particles recirculate throughout the home. They inhabit your bedding, furniture, flooring, and other items.
To maintain your home clean and healthy, you must frequently dust the surfaces. If you observe that your home has become particularly dusty, you should inspect the air ducts. When you clean the ductwork, you minimize contaminants from continuously entering your home and can keep your home cleaner for longer.
- Improve energy efficiency
When dust and dirt keep accumulating in the air, your air ducts force your HVAC system to work harder to maintain regular airflow in your house. As a result, the air conditioner will consume a lot of energy for air circulation.
Therefore, to regulate the energy consumption, you’ll need to ensure that your air conditioner is working at its normal rate by cleaning all particles in the duct.