Is the Rain Back?
Is the rain in Southern California back again?
The constant bouncing back and forth between rain, hail, snow and blue skies is as fun as it is exhausting. With most families still working remotely and engaged in distance learning, this wacky week of weather can be a welcomed change of pace. For those of us that are commuting to work, and back to in person learning, it can be a headache.
If you fall under the category of still doing all of life's daily things remotely from home, you are in luck in the sense you are able to keep an eye on your home during these sudden downpours. The biggest tool in flood prevention is being present.
Most cities have a number of resources to help you protect your home during bad weather. Sand bags, rain barrels, and even barricades for high flood areas may be available at no cost to the homeowner. Call your City Hall, and they will be able to direct you to the right department to see if these resources are available for you. Sand bags are great tools to direct water runoff away from your home. Rain barrels can help collect water runoff to prevent flooding, and barricades can block runoff, especially if you are in an area prone to mudslides.
In the event that your home or garage does flood during a rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Glendora and San Dimas. Joe McCann and his team have a plethora of mitigation knowledge. They have emergency services available 24/7. They can be reached at 626.852.9922
Prevent Dryer Fire in Your Glendora Home
Each year, firefighters across the country respond to around 14,630 home fires caused by clothes dryers, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Unfortunately, most dryer related fires can be prevented. An estimated 34 percent of these fires occur due to failure to clean the machines
If dryer fires are relatively common, but preventable, what can you do to make sure a fire doesn’t occur at your home? Here’s how to prevent an incident:
Clean Your Lint Filter: The most common cause of a clothes dryer fire is lint build-up and reduced airflow. Lint is an extremely combustible material. Clean your lint screen after each dryer load.
Take Care When Washing Stained Items: Clothes stained with flammable chemicals or substances, such as gas, cooking oil, cleaning agents, or paint thinners, need special care. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends washing the clothing more than once to minimize the volatile chemicals, then hanging to dry. If you must use a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that concludes with a cool-down period.
Clean the Vent Line: Cleaning should not only take place inside of vent hoses and inside of dryers, but also outside of the machines. The vent line is the wall area that is behind the dryer and goes toward the outside flap of the dryer. If this area is difficult to clean yourself, you can hire a professional to do so for you.
Maintain a Clear Drying Space: The entire surrounding area near a dryer should be clean and free of debris. No clothes, towels, cleaning supplies, or other materials should be gathered outside of a dryer.
This extra clutter, especially if cleaning supplies or flammable materials are present, will enhance the chance of a fire spreading across the home if one sparks. Fires spread rapidly, and anything that can contribute to that spread should be removed.
In the case of a dryer fire, immediately call 911. For after fire care, contact SERVPRO of Glendora and San Dimas at 626.852.9922
We Are Hiring a Sales & Marketing Manager!
We Are Hiring!
SERVPRO of Glendora & San Dimas, also known as Team McCann, is looking for a Sales and Marketing Manager.
Our incredibly busy restoration business keeps growing - and we need you! Your primary role would be: Manage the sales and marketing team, and all sales and marketing initiatives. Develop and implement an annual marketing plan. Train and coach our current sales and marketing team. Developing and maintaining customer relationships.
Qualified? We would love to hear from you! Sales and marketing management experience is a MUST, and restoration experience is a PLUS!
Joe McCann has built an amazing team over the last seventeen years, and we would love to have you join us!
Email your resume to Connie@SERVPROgsd.com today!
Is Your Commercial Building at Risk?
It’s very rare for a commercial property that has stood for decades to be free of the most common disasters that eventually affect all structures.
The roof ages until it no longer keeps out the water, ultimately resulting in a water loss
The plumbing becomes stressed and fails from foundations that are shifting from settling
Remodel projects move utility services around and workmanship can be substandard
Storms can damage windows, tear off roofing, and rising flood waters can rush in.
Fire sprinklers can be activated causing widespread flooding
There are so many ways an owner of a commercial building can be affected which may negatively impact their investment in the property and the revenue from tenants.
Knowing who to call on those days when a powerful storm or a twist of fate presents a potential financial disaster can make all the difference in minimizing the impact.
SERVPRO of Glendora and San Dimas is a company you can call on to repair damages caused by Fire, Flooding, Sewer Spills, Slab Leaks, Mold, Storm Damage, pretty much anything that can disrupt businesses and cost the owner and tenants money.
We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Restoration experts are available 24/7 by calling 626-852-9922. Stay safe out there. Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.
Always Willing to Give Back
Here at SERVPRO Glendora & San Dimas, we pride ourselves in being an active part of the Glendora and San Dimas communities. Team McCann is big believers in giving back, when possible.
For the most part, Joe McCann, allows his sales and marketing team to use the resources that SERVPRO has to offer in order to help our fellow chambers, rotary clubs, and other humanitarian organizations. Truthfully, we don’t think Joe has ever said no to a project or special event that has been brought to his attention.
Whether it’s donating our trucks gas and time to transport food for food drives, or raising money for Saint Jude’s Hospitals, selling raffle tickets for Vietnam Veterans, or simply showing up to an event to help others, SERVPRO of Glendora and San Dimas is not only on the move in business but we’re constantly on the move on how to make our communities better. It is one of the reasons why we have been so successful for over 17 years.
Have an Emergency Plan
As a business owner, it is always a great idea to have an emergency plan in place. You never know when a flood will occur, causing water damage throughout your business place. Or when a fire will take place in your busy kitchen. There is also the possibility of a windy storm transpiring that goes on to cause damages to your property. Emergencies can happen at any time and day of the year. SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas offers what we call an emergency ready profile, which aims to have you prepared for unexpected events and to limit damages to your property.
There are a variety of benefits in having an emergency ready profile including
- It’s completely free of charge, so there is no need to worry about paying extra for your safety
- We can complete it in as little as 10 minutes. You don't have to worry about us interrupting your workplace operations
- It gives us crucial information about your business place including the location of your electricity panel, gas, and water valves.
- Saves you time, if an emergency does occur we can begin work quicker
- Gives our team an idea of what to expect so we can better prepare
- Higher chance of us mitigating the damage
- Most importantly you will have a plan of action for your business
If you ever have any water, fire, storm, mold damages or you just want to create an emergency ready plan for your business, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas at (626) 852-9922. We are always ready to help. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
A True Team of Experts
SERVPRO of Glendora & San Dimas has been owned and operated by Joe McCann and his team of professionals for over 17 years. Each SERVPRO franchise requires their technicians to go through a series of certifications. When SERVPRO Glendora & San Dimas shows up to your house you can rest assured that the most knowledgeable team in water mitigation, fire restoration, water restoration, and mold remediation have shown up to do the job well and properly.
Not only does each franchise have to continue training throughout each new year they also have spent hours upon hours of hands-on experience with their customers. Each residential home or commercial building experiencing a loss great or small brings on new experiences for their staff. Every leaky roof and moldy bathroom furthers the restoration technicians' knowledge in order to serve you better.
So, while you’re looking for restoration companies online through Google or Yelp, you should feel confident that with over 65 five star reviews that SERVPRO of Glendora & San Dimas was the right choice to make. We are proud of each and every Google and Yelp review we have received. We encourage all of our customers to read through them to assure themselves that they have hired a true team of experts.
Join Our Sales Team!
SERVPRO of Glendora & San Dimas has a job opening for a full time Sales and Marketing Rep preferably experienced in the Construction, Trades, and Restoration Industries.
The ideal candidate must have previous Sales experience and bring the following attributes to the position:
~ Self Motivation
~ Strong interpersonal skills
~ Can Make “Things” happen when called upon
~ Strong communication skills
~ Positive attitude
~ Can inspire a team to execute effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner
~ Comfortable meeting new people and building relationships
Primary Responsibilities include:
~ Build and grow our core customer base by routine contact
~ Willing to expand their knowledge base with education in our field
~ Know how to professionally put the SERVPRO brand in front of our customers
~ Become articulate in our business so you can educate our customers
~ Comfortable being in front of large crowds sharing our capabilities and values
~ Available to clients during emergencies
~ Attending Business and Professional events (Chambers, Associations, Business Networks)
~ Organizing and participating in networking events
Email your resume to Connie@SERVPROgsd.com
Is Storm Season Over?
It is not very often that we have storms in Southern California. However, they definitely do occur. We often look up to the mountains towards Big Bear Lake, California and we can see the piles of snow that have accumulated during a wet winter. Now that the weather this week is starting to look sunny, one might ask, is winter weather really over?
SERVPRO of Glendora and San Dimas happily will help you get a tarp on your roof when more wet weather occurs. We are able to provide this service to our clients and it is one of our best services that we offer during the cooler months.
If you are in fear of a roof leak before more rain hail or even snow comes our way give Joe McCann and his team a call. Usually, we are able to come out the next day to cover your roof to protect it from further damage. Once the wet weather dries up, allow SERVPRO Joe and his team to come back out and assess your roof to see if any water damage has occurred in the past. Often there might be mold lying within the drywall, wood or even underneath tiles in your roof and attic that you were unaware of.
Preventing further damage to your home is the first step of keeping your house mold free. Being actively aware of any leaks that might occur in your household is very useful information to share with our technicians when they come out to assess any damage that may have happened in prior storms or during the last rain spell.
Glendora & San Dimas Homeowner Tips
1) Maintain a Security System and Smoke Alarms: A burglar alarm that is monitored by a central station, or that is tied directly to a local police station, can help lower homeowner's annual premiums by 5% or more. Smoke alarms can save the homeowner 10% or more in annual premiums and, in case of fire, could save your life!
2) Raise Your Deductible: Like health insurance or car insurance, the higher the deductible a homeowner chooses, the lower annual premiums. However, the problem with selecting a high deductible is smaller claims/problems, which typically will cost only a few hundred dollars to fix, will most likely be absorbed by the homeowner.
3) Look for Multiple Policy Discounts: Many insurance companies give discounts of 10% or more to customers that maintain other insurance contracts. Consider obtaining a quote for other types of insurance from the same company.
4) Plan Ahead for Construction: If a homeowner plans to build an addition to a home or structure, they should consider materials that will be used. Wood-framed structures will cost more to insure while cement or steel-framed structures will cost less because it is more durable in fire and adverse weather.
5) Pay Off Your Mortgage: Obviously this is easier said than done, but homeowners who pay off their mortgage debts will most likely see premiums drop. Why? The simple reason is the insurance companies figures if you own the home, you'll take better care of it.
6) Make Regular Policy Reviews and Comparisons: Investors should, at least once a year, compare costs of other insurance policies to their own. In addition, they should review existing policies and make note of changes occurred that could lower premiums.