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Keeping the Momentum Up

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Wet packaging from warehouse Wet Packaging From Warehouse

In the last year, many businesses have been working very hard to catch up with the revenue sacrificed in a world turned upside down by the pandemic.

Imagine this, your business is just starting to see a return in demand for your products and you experience another calamity, water damage from flooding caused by a broken pipe that’s now putting your profits at risk again!

SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas has been helping commercial businesses in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles Basin recover from flooding and fire damages for over 16 years and we have seen it all. More importantly, whenever possible we work to compliment the needs of businesses to stay open while performing fire and water restoration services.  Our office can prioritize our services to assure health and safety concerns are addressed first and then work around plant operations to address those parts of the facility that require additional restoration.  For example, we will work on off-hours to stay out of the way during business hours yet still get the work done in a timely way.  Also, we can set up 24 hour around-the-clock work schedules to accelerate the restoration process when that makes a difference to the business owner.

Remember, If disaster strikes, whatever we can do to help meet your production and service goals, SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas will be ready to assist the business owner to stay on the job and keep momentum up.

With that, we wish you all health and a successful business year in 2021. From our team at SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park Stay safe.

Mold Doesn't Stand A Chance

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Technician Removing Floorboards Technician Removing Floorboards

It's Just Mold, Who Cares? We Do!

And you should too. The tricky aspect of mold is that when a building experiences a flood, it’s not solely the floors that retain the damage. If the surrounding walls contain insulation, it is highly likely that they will absorb much of the moisture. The moisture then gets trapped in the walls behind the insulation, and mold begins to grow. Mold can cause health effects. 

The How

When our technicians are first called to a job, the first thing they do is identify what the source of the issue is. Then, they check the moisture in the walls where the damage occurred, and also the surrounding walls to see how far the moisture has spread. Once they get a clear reading, they will go to work immediately. 

Saving the structure of your building, our technicians will remove the affected areas and flooring, and treat the remaining structure with microbial spray. The disinfectant and primer combined with our humidifier and fans will dry out and kill any remaining mold. This makes it safe for contractors from your insurance to come in and restore your business back to its aesthetic appeal.

The Why

SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas cares for your home and business because it is a part of our community. We recognize the danger of living in a mold-infested environment, and the frustration that comes with water damage and flooding. We want to do our part to help, and your safety is a top priority. If you were in need of any mold remediation services caused by a flood, or have any concerns that mold growth might be apparent in the walls or flooring, give us a call today. We are open 24 hours seven days a week and on-call for whenever you need us (626)-852-9922

Warehouse Flood - We Got This

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Technician sucking up water Technician Absorbing Water From The Carpet

Got Flood Damage?

No need to fear, SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas is here! We have the manpower and specialized equipment to handle any size of water damage. Take this commercial flood in Irwindale, for example. We were called in by another SERVPRO to handle this massive warehouse flood that seeped into the office space, and our guys were there in less than 30 minutes! 

Faulty Pipes

A pipe in the back of a warehouse burst, soaking hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of packaging and supplies. Once the water to the warehouse was turned off, there was water underneath The merchandise. Since the building was at a slight slant, the water flooded down into the office space in the front of the building, soaking into the carpet. We were able to get most of the water out of the warehouse within the first couple of hours because we had the manpower and supplies to do so. The carpet was a little trickier because it had soaked beneath the surface. We had to set up fans and carpet vacuums to suck up the water so mold wouldn’t develop. Water is tricky that way, moisture had immediately begun to soak into the walls due to the insulin. Our technicians are headed back there to dry out the building and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas can handle any water damage, flooding, mold growth, and roof leaks! Call today. (626)-852-9922

Team McCann To The Rescue!

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Family standing in front of green truck Team McCann to the rescue!

Meet the McCann family! Joe & Dani have individually owned and operated SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas for over 15 years! Their boys Colton, Finn, and Parker keep them on their toes and are always trying to help out. The McCann's care about your home & business because it is apart of their community too, let SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas be the first to be called to handle any Residential or Large-Loss Disaster in the San Gabriel Valley or LA Basin.

Here at SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas, our team specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, making it “Like it never even happened.” for both commercial and residential customers.

Our team of highly trained restoration specialists is experts in restoring your home from water damage, fire damage, storm damage, and mold repair. The SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas crew is equipped with the knowledge needed to restore any property. Our crew's main goal is to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and effectively. We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week to best accommodate your schedule and offer as little disruption to your personal life as well. Call the McCann family today!

Clogged & Overflowing Disaster

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Clogged & Overflowing Toilet Clogged & Overflowing Toilet

Nothing is worse then too much toilet paper clogging not only your toilet, but also your pipes, bathtub, and laundry room. This is a job for SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas. Have a problem after hours? We got you covered!

The Story

We had a customer call after hours that there was a back up. Their children clogged it with toilet paper that clogged deeper down the drain line towards the street. In turn, it backed up sewage water in all of the openings in the surrounding area, tub, toilet, and laundry drain in the garage. It affected the surrounding areas including the vanity area, family room, bedroom, hallway, and two closets. Tile floor in all rooms allowed the water to spread to the walls and seep into the carpet of the bedroom. 

Our techs were dispatched at 8:30 PM to extract water from all areas (including the tub/toilet) before wiping down the tile, tub, and toilet. Before we left, we set up our drying equipment to expedite the process. 

"Like it never even happened."

Here at SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas, we take our slogan "Like it never even happened," seriously. If you or someone you know is faced with a disaster such as this, or any other type of extreme flooding or water damage, call SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas today! (626)-852-9922

Weather Causes Disaster

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

In Southern California, atmospheric weather patterns are relatively mild and predictable.   That’s why when you speak with people from states that really have four seasons, the joke is “Californians don’t know what weather is”.

However, there is a case to be made that California does have dramatic weather.  The evidence starts piling up when you hear about the catastrophic fire seasons that have become more common as the weather patterns have become drier, hotter, and longer.   Severe fire seasons have become much more common recently. Case in point, the 5 largest fires recorded in California have all occurred in the last 15 years.

Late in 2017, the fire season hit with such force, the largest fire in state history (over 273,000 acres) struck the West Coast of California in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

The devastation and disruption from fires like these is a cycle that Californians have come to expect.  When the fire season slows down and actually ends, there comes a high risk for mudslides from the loss of vegetation in fire-damaged foothills.

If fire or water damage occurs to your property, SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas can be a helpful resource for restoration services, expert advice on unique situations, and emergency response when immediate help is needed.

Reversing Flood Damage in a Glendora Home

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage to your home is devastating enough without the knowledge every second water is in the home secondary damage may be occurring. The process of removing any standing water needs to begin as soon as possible to mitigate damage to your home and possessions as well as prevent the growth and spread of mold.

When our SERVPRO technicians come to your flooded Glendora home, they will immediately access the scale of the cleanup and determine if there are contaminants in any standing water that also need to be addressed. We use powerful equipment to quickly pull flood water out of your home. Then, industrial air movers are often employed to quickly dry surfaces and objects as fast as possible. Our team uses moisture detecting technology to determine if a room that looks dry is actually dry so the next phase of your home restoration can begin.

Our technicians use antifungal and antibacterial formulas to deep clean the surfaces and possessions affected by water. SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in the remediation of both water-damaged building materials and household items. Our goal is to restore so you can minimize the cost of replacing items affected by flood damage. We apply many different methods such as wet and dry hand cleaning, residue-lifting foam and immersion cleaning as the individual needs of each area of the home and possessions dictate. Because of the odor that can remain even after eradicating the water and moisture, we also utilize effective methods to completely deodorize your carpets and furnishings, so your home smells fresh and clean. During the restoration process, our certified technicians replace any structural damage to your home such as drywall or carpeting that could not be restored through cleaning efforts.

Flood damage in your Glendora home needs to be handled as fast as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas at (626) 337-3374 and speak to one of our knowledgeable technicians who are available 24/7 to begin the process of fully restoring your home to its pre-flood condition.

Fire Damage To A Structure

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in the Azusa Mountains Fire in the Azusa Mountains

When a fire has caused damage to a structure, there may be several sources of damage that could affect what restoration process is the best.  For instance, the fire itself will burn, char, and heat up building materials that can ultimately create the need to remove and replace these damaged areas.  Then there is consideration given to the materials or fuel the fire was burning that could determine how and what processes are used in the cleaning process.  For instance if the fire is fueled primarily by plastic or petroleum based materials the soot and byproducts from the fire are different than if the source of fuel is predominantly wood or cellulose.  Also, much of the fire damage comes from the particulates suspended in the smoke which can fill the property and saturate into the porous furnishings and surfaces inside the building.  Furniture, carpeting, drapes, and clothing are examples.  These soft products are saturated with the smoke and debris from the fire resulting in surface contamination and the smell of burnt building materials.  A decision will need to be made which of these items will be cleaned and deodorized.  Because the byproducts of burning wood and manmade products are both commonly part of a structure fire, the smoke can contain a mix of high levels of acidic and oxidizing compounds.  These will settle on the surfaces of fixtures and furnishings and if not cleaned properly will begin to corrode their finishes.  Metal plated and paint surfaces should be cleaned as soon as practical to help reduce the chances of permanent damage.  In many fire damaged structures, electronics will be contaminated and the long term effects of these corrosive byproducts can affect their performance.  Replacement and or restoration may be recommended. 

So, the considerations and cleanup options vary with the scope and type of fires. SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas has equipment, cleaning processes, materials, the training and experience to determine the best approach to help property owners completely recover from a structure fire, or being caught down-wind from a wildfire in the foothills.  If the property is in the San Gabriel Valley or anywhere in Southern California, Give SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas a call today for an assessment if you need a professional service with answers to your restoration questions.

What To Do If A Fire Starts

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire In Mountains Fire Located in Tulare County

Fires can cause intense damage fast & cause immediate alarm. Here at SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas, our fire experts have years of experience restoring homes after a great loss has occurred. As part of our commitment to ensuring safety to Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, and surrounding communities, we have provided tips on what to do if a fire starts. 

If a Fire Starts:

    1. If the fire is manageable & you are in a safe position to do so, locate & try to use a fire extinguisher on a fire. Note: if the fire does not immediately die down, drop the extinguisher and get out. Most portable extinguishers empty in 8 seconds.
    2. Call 911.
    3. Locate an exit route. Note: If closed doors or handles are warm or smoke blocks your initial escape route, find an alternative way out. NEVER attempt to open doors that are hot or warm to the touch.
    4. Shout "Fire!" numerous times to alert those around you and go outside right away. Note: If you are in a building with elevators, use the stairs. Save yourself and do not waste time grabbing things
    5. If your only escape is through smoke, duck close to the ground & go under the smoke.
    6. If your exit is blocked by smoke, heat, or flames, stay in the room with doors closed. Note: If you’re able to do so safely, place a wet towel under the door and call 9-1-1. Open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth or flashlight and shout to signal for help.
    7. Once you find a way outside, get away from the building/fire. Note: contact your local fire department if you were unable to do so already. 

For more information on what to do if a fire starts, visit https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/if-a-fire-starts.html 

These tips are reprinted by SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas as a part of our commitment to the community and the environment. Assuring the quality of life for generations to come is something we all must be working on together. For more information regarding our water/fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm damage repair services, please visit our website at https://www.SERVPROglendorasandimas.com or call us at (626) 852-9922

Flash Flood Survival Tips

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO team of Glendora/San Dimas is committed to providing safety tips to its community to ensure safety and readiness when disaster strikes.

After a season of dryness, a rapid overflow of water can cause flash floods. In the United States, flash floods are the single most common natural disaster. Below are a few tips on how to seek shelter & survive during/after a flash flood strikes:

Find Shelter:

  • Do not attempt to walk, drive, or swim through floodwater. It only takes six inches of fast-moving water to be knocked over, and only one foot of water to sweep away your vehicle.
  • Stay off of bridges hovering fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
  • Depending on the severity of the flood:
  • Evacuate if flash flood warning tells you to
  • Move to higher ground
  • In some cases, it may be best to stay where you are

Survive During:

  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • If your car is trapped in rapidly moving water stay inside. If water is rising inside the car get on the roof.
  • If trapped in a building go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Only get on the roof if necessary and once there a signal for help.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.

Ensure Safety Afterwards:

  • Listen to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Avoid driving
  • Animals may have been swept into your house during the flood. Put on heavy protective gear to clean up, such as boots & gloves.
  • Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.
  • Try not to wade in floodwater: it can be contaminated and contain dangerous debris. Unknown underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.

If you experience any type of flooding or residential disaster in your home, trust SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas to make it “like it never happened”. Give us a call to learn more about our additional flooding tips anytime at (626) 852 - 9922. Our experts are available 24/7 and are happy to help you in any way they can.

For more information on how to prepare and survive a sudden flash flood, visit https://www.ready.gov/floods 

These tips are reprinted by SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas as a part of our commitment to the community and the environment.