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Professional Water Cleanup in Brawley

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Cleanup in Brawley After flooding caused by your washing machine, it is best to call in the professional technicians at SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready to Help Dry Out a Water Damage Emergency Regardless of the Source

You do not realize how much you depend on the integrity of the plumbing and appliances in your Brawley home until you suffer from a significant leak or pipe breakage. The loosening of a wax seal on a toilet, break in a supply line to a kitchen or bathroom sink, or a broken washing machine pump or hose can spell disaster, especially if it happens when you are away from home at work or traveling. We are committed to delivering expert help to you fast.
 
Water cleanup in Brawley is not a do-it-yourself task when hundreds or even thousands of gallons escape from a burst pipe or malfunctioning appliance. A shop vac might be able to suck up an accidental spill, but when the water continues to pour through the plumbing or out of the appliance, it cannot accomplish the job. Our business exists in part to help members of our community recover from unexpected water catastrophes. Investments in high-efficiency equipment and well-trained technicians support our efforts to deliver these services.
 
When we arrive, expect us to locate and turn off the water supply immediately if you have not already done so. The SERVPRO crew chief then assesses the extent of the water incursion, determining which spaces in your home need water removal and structural drying. We often suggest a pack out of belongings in the water-saturated areas, inventorying and relocating these items to a dry area on your property or at our production facility for thorough review away from the water cleanup activity in your home.
 
SERVPRO service vehicles are packed with submersible pumps, water extractors, and a range of drying equipment so the project can proceed without delay. If the electricity is disconnected because of safety concerns, our trucks carry portable power generators so we can commence and complete water removal. Our employees ensure all cavities and recesses are scanned for trapped water as we work because any lingering moisture can cause progressive deterioration of building materials and expose your dwelling to the risk of mold growth.
 
After the majority of the water is eliminated, SERVPRO employees use their IICRC training in drying science to take moisture measurements to determine drying goals. Air movers, dehumidifiers, and heat team up to create the optimum environment for rapid evaporation of water from structural components and fixtures.
 
SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City has the technicians and high-efficiency equipment to quickly and thoroughly clean up a water emergency at your home. Call our office 24/7 at (760) 337-5858 to set up an inspection and begin planning for water removal as soon as possible.

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Why You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Calexico

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Calexico After the First Responders Extinguish Your House Fire in Calexico, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Can Restore Personal Possessions After a House Fire

The damage done to your Calexico home by a household fire can feel overwhelming. After the fire department leaves, the next steps seem unclear, and you might want to take a few days before developing a plan to clean and repair the damage. This is one situation where a wait and see approach is unwise. Do not delay the call to a reliable fire restoration company.
 
You are in shock, perhaps recovering from a harrowing experience because you or some members of your family found it difficult to get out of the building safely after fire damages your Calexico dwelling. As few homeowners have the first-hand experience of performing the tasks needed to remediate a fire, you find it hard to even start on a to-do list. One of our core services is fire damage restoration, and our technicians master the industry standards as developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, the IICRC.
 
Fire residues are corrosive and begin damaging almost every type of material making up the structure of your home immediately. The longer you wait to arrange for cleanup the more profound and permanent the harm not only to your house but also to your personal property. SERVPRO crews appreciate the need for speedy restoration and commit to working efficiently to halt deterioration.

We follow a restoration philosophy, even when the fire damage appears irreparable. Your insurance carrier may recommend SERVPRO because of our reputation as tirelessly seeking to recover the function and appearance of your structural components. Demolishing and replacing is more costly and disruptive, plus you and your family lose connections to important memories and shared experiences when starting at ground zero.
 
Often we inventory, pack up, and use advanced resources available at our production facility to bring everything from the family’s clothing to priceless heirlooms back to life. You might be struggling with the belief you could be taking on the fire damage cleanup yourself to save time and money. In fact, partnering with SERVPRO can conserve both as we return items you love or depend on to their intended place in your life. We frequently hear customers relate that they believed the fire ruined an item, but found after our talented technicians used a variety of strategies that the soiling, tarnishing, and smell diminishing your property disappeared, returning a treasured piece of family and personal history.
 
SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is in business precisely to help you and your loved ones through the trauma of fire damage restoration. We answer your call at (760) 337-5858 every hour of every day because we understand crises have no business hours.

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How Water Damage Can Affect Wood Flooring In Your Calexico Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Can Affect Wood Flooring In Your Calexico Home Even smaller-scale water damage in your Calexico residence can threaten the look and performance of the hardwood flooring.

Water Damage Can Affect Wood Flooring

As is customary in modern home construction, your Calexico residence likely has hardwood flooring through several areas of your residence. While carpeting remains a favorite for most of the rooms, high traffic areas are easier to clean and maintain with a hardwood approach. The trouble is, when water incidents occur, the integrity and functionality of these planks become compromised.

Even smaller-scale water damage in your Calexico residence can threaten the look and performance of the hardwood flooring. Better understanding the damage that water can do to this material in your house can help you to better appreciate your need for restoration services when these events occur.

Too often homeowners are encouraged to clean up their own messes and do their best to dry up water damages that have occurred. The trouble is, if the area does not get completely dried correctly, your wood flooring is susceptible to several types of disfigurement. From what our SERVPRO professionals have seen in area homes, this damage appears in one of three ways: warping/ buckling, cupping or crowning.

Warping is a result of the wood absorbing more moisture than it should. While wood flooring might always contain nearly 10% of moisture in their makeup, any more than this and the material expands beyond its average size. Once this expansion has begun, it is often an inevitability to have these newly larger planks begin to press against one another. If not addressed quickly, these newfound damages could lead to the need for replacement of the materials themselves.

Another concern that our SERVPRO professionals often encounter is cupping or crowning. Cupping involves the edges of the planks getting more saturated from a water damage event than any other part. The result with expansion is a cupped shape of the individual pieces. If caught early enough, these situations can often get resolved with sanding. This damage differs from crowning, which raises the middle of a plank up as a result of more moisture seeping into the top of the wood. This kind of damage cannot get sanded down and restored very often.

Properly cleaning up significant spills and damages to your home is critical to prevent lasting and irreparable damages to the wood flooring. You can count on our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City water damage technicians to help you clean up and thoroughly dry up the damage quickly, so you can keep the floors you have in top form. Give us a call today at (760) 337-5858.

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Summer Storm-Related Flood Damage In Brawley Unexpected But Devastating

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storm-Related Flood Damage In Brawley Unexpected But Devastating Our SERVPRO team will work around the clock to help get your home back to preloss condition.

Flood Damage in Brawley Homes Can Happen When You Least Expect it

In an area of the country that averages rain only 13 days out of the year, flooding due to storms in Brawley can catch homeowners by surprise. Periodic scenarios develop in the area where heavy rains do trigger flash flooding, with roads and parking areas covered, driving dangerous, and some of the flood waters find their way into homes. If yours is one of these dwellings, we can help.

A difference between Brawley flood damage due to broken plumbing or malfunctioning appliances and the harm caused by storm-derived flooding is the characteristics of the water. Although any water in the lower levels of your property causes significant problems, especially if not decreased quickly, the water that enters via overland flooding is frequently contaminated before it even reaches and breaches your foundation. Our technicians receive training not only in water removal and structural drying but also in how to evaluate categories of water and safely contain and dispose of it.

The water entering due do flash flooding can contain an almost unimaginable range of substances along with the rain. Lawn chemicals, insecticides, roadway debris, and human and animal waste might be in the mix. If storm drains are overwhelmed, it is likely sewer backups into your home are possible. SERVPRO technicians are familiar and experienced with these complications, skilled in protecting you and your family from the contaminants.

Experts term water as gray or black when contaminated, and flood waters often qualify as the most dangerous, or black. The presence of blood and fecal-borne pathogens due to raw sewage is particularly worrisome. Our SERVPRO crew removes the black water with pumps and high-efficiency extractors. We contain the fluid and dispose of it according to local code in deference to your and the public’s health and well being.

Once we evacuate the standing water, the crew lead determines drying goals based on moisture metering of structural components. Drying commences employing correctly positioned air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Because of the risk posed by the contaminants in the flood water, SERVPRO applies EPA registered disinfectants to treat surfaces. This inhibits mold growth as well as sanitizing the areas.

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Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City immediately if flash flooding fills your foundation or crawl space. Speed is crucial to successful flood remediation, so we respond at (760) 337-5858 24/7, every day of the year.

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Daño De Inundaciones Relacionado Con Tormentas De Verano en Brawley, Inesperado Y Terrible

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Daño De Inundaciones Relacionado Con Tormentas De Verano en Brawley, Inesperado Y Terrible Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City están disponibles si necesita nuestros servicios.

SERVPRO Puede Ayudar Tu Casa En Brawley Si Tienes Problemas Causado Por El Agua

En un área del país donde solo llueve 13 días al año, las inundaciones debido a las tormentas en Brawley pueden sorprender a algunos propietarios. Las inundaciones repentinas y las inundaciones dentro de las casas ocurren debido a estas lluvias. Si el agua de estas lluvias ha entrado a su hogar, podemos ayudarlo.

La diferencia entre el daño causado por inundaciones en Brawley debido a tuberías rotas o el mal funcionamiento de los aparatos y el daño causado por las inundaciones derivadas de tormentas son las características del agua. Aunque cualquier tipo de agua causa problemas a su hogar, el agua que entra por las inundaciones terrestres casi siempre está contaminada. Nuestros técnicos reciben entrenamiento no solo en eliminación de agua y secado estructural, sino también cómo evaluar las categorías de agua y cómo deshacerse de ella de manera segura.

El agua que ingresa debido a inundaciones repentinas puede contener una gama de sustancias casi inimaginable. Los productos químicos para el césped, los insecticidas, los desechos del camino y basura de humanos y animales podrían estar en la mezcla. Los técnicos de SERVPRO están entrenados y tienen experiencia con estas complicaciones para protegerlo a usted y a su familia de los contaminantes.

 Los expertos califican el agua como gris o negra cuando están contaminadas, y las aguas de inundación a menudo califican como las más peligrosas, o negras. La presencia de sangre y agentes patógenos transmitidos por las heces debido a las aguas residuales sin tratar es particularmente preocupante. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO elimina el agua negra con extractores de alta eficiencia. Una vez que evacuamos el agua, la tripulación determina los objetivos para secar la área. Debido al riesgo que representan los contaminantes en el agua de la inundación, SERVPRO aplica desinfectantes registrados por la EPA para tratar las superficies. Esto inhibe el crecimiento de moho y desinfecta las áreas.

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Póngase en contacto con SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City de inmediato si una inundación repentina llena su hogar. Una respuesta rápida es crucial para una remediación exitosa de inundaciones, por lo que respondemos al (760) 337-5858 24/7, todos los días del año.

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Overcoming Mold Damage In Your Calexico Home

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Overcoming Mold Damage In Your Calexico Home SERVPRO Mitigates Mold Damage with Fast and Professional Remediation in the Calexico Area

Rely on Professional Help from SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Finding mold growing in your Calexico home is nothing that any homeowner is happy to discover. Multiple sources could have attributed to the issue, getting it corrected quickly should be a high priority. The more that gets understood about mold exposure, the more potential health risks that get associated with it can be avoided. Mold can cause health effects. With this knowledge, it is important to take care of mold growth in your home as efficiently as possible.

While there could be several sources to create mold damage in your Calexico home, the basic recipe is moisture, warmth and organic material for the colony to thrive. Unfortunately, as much as DIY sites might encourage you to take bleach to the problem or scrub the mold that you can see from the surface, conventional cleaning methods are ineffective against a thriving colony in your house. Bleach can fuel the hyphae of the mold colony with additional moisture for expansion.

Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians have the skills and expertise to handle any variety of mold growth in your home, as well as working to prevent this occurrence from repeating in the immediate future. One of the first things that our technicians set out to do is to locate the source of the moisture while we isolate the area using air scrubbers with HEPA filters.

We spray porous materials with an antimicrobial solution to begin the remediation process against the organisms before removal efforts get underway. Often the approach used by our SERVPRO technicians to remove existing colonies is through soda blasting and sanding.

Dehumidification is a critical component of remediation as well as removing the food source from the mold spores thriving in the affected area. When our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians place air movers and dehumidification equipment, the area can get sufficiently dried and prevent further colonization of the present mold spores. The caveat here is that the mold-infested area must be contained with plastic sheeting to prevent cross-contamination.

Mold growth in your home is nothing that you are ever prepared to see. While there are several factors to consider to set things back to the way they should be, professional mold remediation is always the best route to take. You can trust our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City remediation specialists to respond quickly and get your home restored, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (760) 337-5858.

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Resources For Flood Damage To Your Calexico Home

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Resources For Flood Damage To Your Calexico Home Water flooded this bathroom causing damage to the ceiling and floor.

SERVPRO can help after finding flood damage in your home

Even in the arid climate of Calexico, your home is at risk of flooding. Whether it is a flash flood after a rare but not unheard of thunderstorm and downpour, or the result of broken plumbing or a malfunctioning appliance, or a sewer backup, the damage to your house due to large quantities of water can be severe. We have the technicians, training, and equipment to remediate the damage.

A broken water heater or washing machine in your Calexico utility room can inflict severe flood damage. Until the shut-off valve engages, hundreds or more gallons of water can continue to flow through a broken pump or out a crack or loose connection. If this type of emergency occurs when everyone is off to school or work, you might come home to a crisis, the lower levels of your home and many of your possessions swimming. Expect our high-quality flood restoration team to arrive fast and with the resources to handle the problem.

Upon arrival, our crew lead assesses the scenario and designs an appropriate plan. The first order of business is water removal, and SERVPRO accomplishes this with our truck-mounted water extractors and submersible pumps. Often power is temporarily unavailable in the flooded area, but our equipment can operate from generators present on our vehicles. We evaluate the contamination level of the water and follow applicable rules for containment and disposal if required. Once water removal completes, we use EPA registered disinfectants to sanitize the flooded space.

The IICRC training our employees receive, prepares them to measure moisture in the structural components of your home accurately. We also scan for hidden water collected in recesses and take steps to release and remove that water. As the water evacuates, we use the baseline readings to establish drying goals for your property. SERVPRO crews position air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture to normal levels.

SERVPRO also can help inventory and pack out any possessions waterlogged by the flood. This can be important when filing an insurance claim, and also helps you make informed decisions about which articles benefit from advanced drying techniques and which should be discarded. We have resources for advances in drying techniques such as freeze-drying for documents that save many items you might have believed were lost.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready and able to help if a modern convenience becomes an instrument of water destruction. Call us at (760) 337-5858 day or night for flood damage remediation.

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Reliable Local Asbestos And Lead Abatement Services in El Centro/Salton Sea

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Reliable Local Asbestos And Lead Abatement Services in El Centro/Salton Sea Trust SERVPRO for Asbestos Removal and Lead Abatement in El Centro and the Surrounding Areas

Rely on the Locally Certified Asbestos & Lead Abatement Team to Secure Your Home or Business--SERVPRO

Property owners in Imperial County, California face issues with fire, water, and other damage that can reveal unexpected complications impacting the restoration process. Depending on the age of the building and any previous additions or rehabbing efforts some spaces affected might contain asbestos in the building materials or lead paint on walls or other surfaces.
 
The presence of either or both potentially hazardous substances requires the property owner to hire an appropriately licensed and certified asbestos and lead abatement company for the El Centro / Salton City areas. With these specific certifications and licenses we proudly offer these highly specialized remediation offerings to the communities we serve -- El Centro, Salton City, Brawley, Calexico, Imperial, Seele, Heber, and surrounding areas. Our technicians complete rigorous training leading to lead and asbestos abatement certification and adhere to all requirement for periodic recertification. Rely on the locally certified company to remove hazardous elements and secure the health and safety of your family and property.
 
Cal/OSHA regulates asbestos abatement or removal in California. If the affected area is 100 square feet or greater, certification of the workers is mandated. Even if asbestos occupies a smaller area and a homeowner chooses to complete the work, Cal/OSHA must be involved. Stringent transportation and disposal protocols have to be followed regardless of the amount of material involved. The risk of health consequences when asbestos fibers become airborne is significant no matter who takes on the task.
 
Hiring SERVPRO is the safer option when asbestos is present during a restoration project. We observe all recommended protective procedures and are familiar with all regulatory requirements. You can rely on SERVPRO’s knowledge in this complex area and feel confident of a job done correctly, safely, and according to applicable laws regulations, rules, and codes.
 
The California Department Of Health requires individuals and businesses that evaluate lead risks and hazards, reduce or eliminate lead hazards, or design plans for the abatement of lead from public or residential buildings obtain proper certification. Our technicians are up to date concerning these requirements. Any assessment, planning, or the implementation of a lead paint or plumbing abatement plan completed by our team comports with California and local laws, codes rules, and regulations.
 
Managing a cleaning or restoration project that includes lead or asbestos abatement can potentially threaten the health and well-being of all individuals entering, working at, or living in the affected buildings. SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City promises adherence to all safety and regulatory requirements when you hire us to plan and carry out lead or asbestos abatement. Call us at (760) 337-5858 to schedule an assessment and plan.

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How To Secure a Building After a Fire

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Secure a Building After a Fire Give SERVPRO a call after a commercial fire!

The fire damage of a El Centro, CA business can leave the building vulnerable. Damage can affect commercial buildings in different ways, but often the flames cause the following issues:

• Unstable structure
• Broken or missing roof
• Building left defenseless to looters

As you and your commercial fire restoration team tackle the cleanup, you may want to find ways to secure your building from self-destruction, looters and mother nature.

Put Up Boards

Boarding up windows, doors and holes in the wall can help stop looting. If these openings are left unblocked, looters can easily enter your store, warehouse or office building. With the boards in place, however, there is an extra obstacle that may be enough to keep the vandals out.

Secure the Boundary

The fire cleanup process is messy. Your property may not be safe for nonprofessionals for a while. Putting up a fence can help keep intruders out, but it does something else too. It protects you from liability problems.

Add Stabilizers

Adding extra support beams and pillars during the reconstruction phase can help secure your building's structure. Without these stabilizers, the fire damage could cause your property to collapse on itself. In some cases, you and the workers cleaning up the mess may not be able to enter the building until it has been secured and deemed stable.

Cover the Roof

You also have to secure your property from weather. Rain, wind and hail can easily enter a fire damaged structure when pieces of the roof or walls are missing. You can protect your building from extra damage by putting up tarps and other coverings to keep the elements from making it inside the space.

When your business is affected by a fire, it can feel like operations have come to a halt. Tackling a fire cleanup to address fire damage can help you get your day-to-day activities back and running, but you need to make sure your building is not further damaged by looters, weather or faulty structure. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on commercial fire damage

Why Mold Keeps Growing Back

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Keeps Growing Back Give SERVPRO a call if you notice mold growing in your home or business.

If you have mold in your home that keeps coming back, then you have a moisture problem. Many homeowners mistakenly think they can eliminate black mold by scrubbing it away with bleach. However, if you haven’t removed the source of excess moisture, the mold is virtually guaranteed to grow back. In order to get rid of mold growth, a full mold cleanup should be performed by a professional mold remediation service in El Centro, CA. The professionals can use hydrometers and infrared light to locate the source of moisture, eliminate it and completely dry out the affected areas.

What Makes Mold Grow

Mold releases spores, which are a bit like tiny, air-borne seeds. These spores are found everywhere, outside and indoors. Whenever a spore lands in a place with the right growing conditions, it blooms into the growth you see in your home. Any place that is consistently damp will foster black mold growth. The moisture can come from a variety of places, but the following are the most common causes of mold growth:

• High indoor humidity (over 50 percent)
• Poor ventilation
• Leaking roofs and windows
• Leaking water supply lines or water pipes
• Groundwater seepage from poor drainage

Why Remediation Is Necessary

While some water sources are obvious, leaks that are inside walls or other hard-to-see places can be easy to miss. A professional mold service uses specialized equipment to locate hidden sources of moisture. This ensures leaks and other issues are addressed before cleanup begins. This is critical to prevent the return of mold.

A professional service in El Centro, CA will also remove black mold from your home, completely dry out the affected areas and restore them to their original state. While it is impossible to rid your home completely of mold spores, removing visible colonies will reduce the spore count, and eliminating all moisture deprives spores of a place to grow. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on mold.