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Aprende Qué Hacer Después de Daños por Inundación En Su Hogar

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Equipo verde de SERVPRO configurado para secar una habitación de una casa. La colocación del equipo acelerará el proceso de secado y ayudará a reducir la cantidad de daños causados por el agua.

Que Hago Con Mis Documentos Mojados?

Los residentes de El Centro viven ansiosos en lo que a la Madre Naturaleza se refiere. Incendios, inundaciones y terremotos todos nos mantienen alerta y listos para actuar. Por mucho que la comunidad se una para prevenir estos desastres, ellos son generalmente inevitables y nos dejan sin una pista de cómo restaurar nuestros hogares.  Prepararse para los distintos escenarios posibles es lo más que podemos hacer para proteger nuestros hogares y retornar a la vida habitual lo antes posible. Esta preparación incluye el identificar los servicios professionales en el área que pueden ayudarnos cuando llegue el momento.

Si, por ejemplo, su casa en El Centro es víctima de una inundación repentina, usted puede contar con SERVPRO para que esté a su lado. Tomando en cuenta las restricciones impuestas en el área y las consideraciones de seguridad, comenzamos a trabajar tan pronto no hay un riesgo inminente, por lo cual lo invitamos a llamarnos tan pronto pueda.  Una simple llamada le da acceso a un grupo de técnicos especializados con la experticia y equipo necesarios para devolver a su hogar a su condición original, dejando a la inundación atrás.

Cuando el torrente de agua es un problema, es importante entender que el proceso de restauración va mas all de la extracción y secado de sus pertenencias.  Un esfuerzo coordinado entiende las necesidades de los elementos estructurales de su hogar, al igual que aquellos objetos que requieren cuidados especiales.  Nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO entiende estas peculiaridades. Por ejemplo, secar sus libros y documentos requiere técnicas especializadas que incluyen congelar al vacío e incentivar la sublimación del agua.  En palabras sencillas, nuestros técnicos intentan congelar el agua y llevarla a la vaporización sin pasar por un estado líquido. Numerosas variables influyen en el momento de seleccionar la técnica correcta y puede ser un proceso costoso y largo. Sin embargo, hay documentos y libros de valor incalculable que merecen la inversión.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es mucho más que un servicio de extracción de agua. Nuestra experticia radica en saber cómo atacar sus necesidades específicas después de una inundación repentina. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 para más información y déjenos trabajar para que su casa quede como que nada hubiera pasado.

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We Know How To Tackle Your El Centro Flood Damage

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

A room with debris and a celling falling out after a storm blew through This room had lots of debris and ceiling falling out and our team had the special equipment necessary to get the room back to pre-storm conditions.

What to do With My Flooded Documents?

Residents of El Centro are now always anxious as far as Mother Nature is concerned.  Fires, floods, and earthquakes all heighten our sense of awareness and keep us on our toes.  As much as we work as a community to prevent these disasters, they are often inevitable and leave us at a loss in our path to restoration.  Preparing for the different scenarios a weather event can pose is about all we can do to keep our homes safe and to restore them to normal soon after disaster strikes.  Preparation includes research of professional services in your area that you can call once it is time to restore your home.

If, for example, your El Centro home is subject to flash flood damage, you can count on SERVPRO to be by your side.  Being mindful of area-wide restrictions and safety precautions, we start to work as soon as it is safe to do so, and we encourage you to give us a call as soon as possible.  A simple phone call gives you access to specialized technicians with the expertise and equipment necessary to bring your home to mint condition and make the flash flood a memory.

When flood damage is an issue, it is crucial to understand that the restoration process goes beyond extracting water and drying your personal belongings.  A thorough effort includes understanding the structural integrity of your home as well as specialized drying needs. Our SERVPRO crew understands these nuances.  For example, drying your books and documents requires special techniques, including air drying, vacuum freeze-drying, and vacuum thermal drying. Drying documents involves vaporizing the accumulated water in a way in which it goes from solid (frozen) to vapor without becoming liquid.  Several variables come into play when selecting the best document restoration technique, and it tends to be a time-consuming and costly process. However, priceless documentation may warrant investment.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is much more than a water extraction service.  Our expertise lies in knowing how to tackle your specific needs after your home floods.  Call us at (760) 337-5858 for more information and let us work with you to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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El Centro Events Resulting in Biohazardous Cleanup and Recovery Require the Skills and Equipment of SERVPRO

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Red Emergency Sign At Hospital Entrance BioHazardous Emergency Cleanups in El Centro--Count on SERVPRO

Restoring Bio-Threats After Traumas in El Centro Apartment Complex

Traumas and crime scenes can leave an El Centro apartment complex struggling to look and feel as normal and safe as it recently did. Regardless of the circumstances, personal traumas can take a heavy toll on a property, and not just in a physical sense. Our SERVPRO professionals can approach these situations with an empathetic helping hand, working with property managers to a positive result as quickly as possible.

Traumas introduce our technicians and any passing parties to unknown potential contaminants, viruses, bacteria, and pathogenic threats before biohazard cleanup in El Centro apartment complexes begin. It is vital to seal off the damaged area as well as possible for both a concise work area for our technicians to get focused on immediate threats and damage, but also less of an open area for other residents of the building to continually see as cleaning continues.
 
Our biohazard unit is one of the most well-trained teams of professionals in our SERVPRO brand, precisely because of the knowledge these technicians need to safely navigate on-site threats from fluids, matter, or other hazards. We have effective cleaning products that can handle residues that investigative chemicals used for fingerprint identification or other analysis can leave behind on surfaces. Our containment fields established with thick plastic sheeting prevent the spread of harsh odors like pepper spray or tear gas remnants to make deodorization and other cleaning procedures more effective.
 
Keeping other residents out of the trauma area can often be challenging, especially in a well-traveled region of the complex. Our professionals can work around these hurdles, even doing the bulk of recovery in less trafficked hours of the day and night to properly disinfect, deodorize, and thoroughly clean this damaged area of the property.
 
As compromising as a trauma or crime scene can be for your building, people can begin to move forward from this situation with effective cleaning and restoration practices of the damaged areas. Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team can help. We have experience and potent cleaning products to tackle almost any obstacle your property faces after a trauma. Give us a call today at (760) 337-5858.

Señales de Advertencia de Problemas de Reparación de Daños por Incendio en El Centro

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Bloques de madera en escalones. Concepto de seguridad laboral 100 por ciento. La seguridad contra incendios es importante. Reaccione rápidamente contactando a SERVPRO para obtener una respuesta rápida y servicios de reparación.

La Protección de su Hogar Implica Tener Planes de Prevención y de Reacción

Ser dueño de hogar no es simple.  Independientemente de cuán atento usted sea, su hogar el vulnerable a factores externos, incluyendo el clima, tuberías añejas y los daños causados por animales.  El deterioro habitual de su hogar puede causar que un cable emita una chispa y cause un incendio, comprometiendo así su seguridad y la estabilidad estructural de su casa.  Aun cuando el departamento de incendios controla el fuego rápidamente, usted puede terminar con daños por incendio que requieran la atención de un servicio especializado. Como muchas otras cosas en la vida, es mejor dejar que los expertos en restauración de incendios se ocupen de su caso.

Cuando es su casa en El Centro la que sufre daños a causa de un incendio, usted cuenta con una compañía establecida para ayudarlo.  Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO es certificado por el Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) y está entrenando continuamente en las técnicas más avanzadas de la industria.  Puede llamarnos las 24 horas del día, siete días de la semana para tener acceso a la experticia de nuestros técnicos y contar con ellos para la restauración de su casa.

Una de las principales razones por la cual usted debe llamar a SERVPRO es nuestra preparación en distinguir los distintos tipos de residuos en su hogar. Una solución indiscriminada puede resultar en aun más daños en su casa. Nuestro equipo conoce las peculiaridades de cada superficie y toma acción en consecuencia.  Por ejemplo, usted puede ver a nuestros técnicos utilizando una aspiradora y esponjas secas para remover el hollín de algunas superficies. Simultáneamente podrá verlos con soluciones líquidas para limpiar superficies sintéticas. La selección de cada enfoque radica en las recomendaciones de la industria y las necesidades específicas de su hogar.

Las recomendaciones de la industria también tienen cabida al momento de eliminar malos olores de su casa.  Dependiendo de sus necesidades podremos utilizar una combinación de atomizadores, filtros o difusores. Nuestro plan de acción es dictado por la intersección entre sus necesidades y la utilización recomendada para cada metodología de limpieza.

Ser dueño de hogar implica tomar acción preventiva para evitar desastres de incendios, pero también implica saber cómo reaccionar. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es parte de su plan de emergencia. Simplemente llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y le ayudaremos a dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Some Warning Signs of Fire Damage Remediation Problems in El Centro

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged room and burned contents Life is NOT easy and fires are a reality which happens. React quickly by contacting SERVPRO for a fast response and remediation services.

Prevention and Reaction Plans Protect Your Home

Homeownership is not simple.  Regardless of how vigilant you are, your home is vulnerable to outside forces such as the weather, aging pipes, and even animals.  This normal wear and tear of your house can be behind an aging wire that sparks a fire, compromising your safety and the structural strength of your home.  Even when first responders control the fire quickly, you may still face significant fire damage and need a specialized service to help restore your home. Like many things in life, it is best to leave fire restoration to those who train and focus on these types of emergencies.

When fire damage happens to your home in El Centro, you have a robust company to help you through it.  Our SERVPRO crew holds certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and is continuously training in the most advanced techniques in the industry.  By calling our 24/7 hotline, you have access to the expertise of our team members and can rely on them to bring your home back to mint condition.

One of the main reasons why calling SERVPRO works to your advantage is our knowledge of the different types of fire residues present at your home.  A one-size-fits-all approach to the cleanup process could result in further damage to some of your property. Our team knows the specifics about each surface and acts accordingly.  For example, you may see our crew members using a vacuum and dry sponges to remove some smoke residue from certain surfaces. You may also see us using water-soluble cleaners to clean synthetic materials.  The selection of which method to use relies on industry best practices and the particular needs of your home.

Industry best practices also play an essential role in deodorizing your home.  Depending on your circumstances, we may use a combination of thermal foggers, specialized filters, or diffusers.  Our targeted approach hinges on your specific needs, their intersection with a variety of cleaning methods.

Being a careful homeowner involves preventing disasters as well as having a reaction plan in place.  SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is part of your emergency plan. Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Limiting Exposure and Cleaning Sewage in an El Centro Café

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

A man pouring creamer into a cup next to a coffee machine. Lets get your El Centro business back to business after sewage.

Don’t let your El Centro business suffer because of sewage.

Many biohazardous situations occur without any involvement of your own, and sewage backup into your El Centro café can be one of them. With a dedicated line that runs to the primary sewer system from your business, and blockage in the main line between your service line and the next can have the full measure of the main pipe’s contents backing up through your drains and primary sewer lines. This occurrence can quickly flood the men’s bathroom of your small business.  

Considering how active commercial districts and the entire system is, the need for sewage backup cleanup in El Centro businesses can occur in a short period. Once a bio-threat like sewage exists, our SERVPRO professionals must react quickly to the situation to get the area contained, and the potential spread of bacteria stopped. We can help you to get through the end of the standard operating hours for the day by quarantining this area and allowing our technicians to begin treating the affected region with extraction tools, drying equipment, and potent disinfectants. 

We have an experienced team of bio-recovery specialists with continuous training and education to address these sensitive concerns confidently. With sewage contained to the bathroom area exclusively, many of your customers sipping hot beverages in the main lobby can remain blissfully unaware of the current situation as our team works to restore the restroom. 

If we can work quickly enough and you react to the situation promptly, our professionals can get you ready to open back up again the following morning. Prolonged exposure can only make the situation worse, so secure our experienced biohazard team right away. We have strong antibacterial sprays and agents that can help to protect structural elements and clean nearby surfaces, and we are very discerning to protect the health and wellbeing of your customers and staff.

Sewage backup does not have to be an issue with your café, but how quickly you react to the situation can help to maintain your positive reputation and a loyal, thirsty customer base. The biohazard recovery specialists of our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team are standing by for any sensitive threat that your business could experience. Give us a call at (760) 337-5858.

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We Provide Comprehensive Water Removal Services for Your Brawley Home

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen damaged by a water damage incident For water-related emergencies, Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

Comprehensive Water Removal Services for Brawley Residents

When your standing ankle-deep in water from a burst pipe, leak, or malfunctioning drainage, you need to act fast to prevent an accident from becoming a permanent issue. Many homeowners lack the kind of industrial equipment to remove standing water themselves. Our restoration service incorporates both removal and drying of excess quantities of water in the home. We have a solid reputation in home restoration here in Brawley and can help to get your back to how it was, “Like it never even happened.”


Calling in professional assistance for water removal in Brawley is one of the smartest decisions you can make in a crisis. SERVPRO technicians are trained in the many aspects of restoration, including microbial growth control, water-incidents, and flooding. We are nationally accredited in handling restoration services professionally from start to finish. It all begins by removing standing water, fast.


The amount of water from a burst water pipe or valve can number several hundred gallons in the course of a single day. The pound for pound pressure exerted by a large volume of water can severely weaken even the most robust structures. The longer your home is subjected to that kind of pressure, the higher the likelihood of sustaining permanent damages or requiring emergency remodeling and repair.


SERVPRO restoration trucks are fully-stocked with the water removal equipment that can reduce the standing water level within an hour. When levels rise above two inches, we can deploy submersible, gas-powered pumping equipment to transport water from your property to a nearby sewer point. When standing water drops below two inches, our industrial wet/dry vacuum and extractors can remove residual moisture without damaging structural contents like carpets or flooring.


How long-standing water is in your home has a significant impact on the technique we use to restore. Water migrates and prolonged exposure- for example, if you return from holiday to find a flood situation- can result in structural cavities becoming flooded. These may include your crawlspaces or behind walls. SERVPRO also stock advanced structural cavity drying equipment to ensure you get a satisfying solution to a water issue, no matter how severe.


For water-related emergencies, Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

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Cómo Debo Atacar los Peligro Biológicos?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

A man dressed in a white hazmat suit and holding a red bio-hazard container. Nuestro equipo tiene las certificaciones para manejar limpiezas de riesgo biológico.

Limpieza de Riesgo Biológico en Casas de El Centro

Cuando uno piensa en material biológico, generalmente piensa en los programas de televisión que muestran un ataque terrorista con un agente orgánico. O quizás puede pensar en un centro de salud donde los receptáculos de material biológico están claramente marcados, pero rara vez lo asocia con su propio hogar. Lo que muchos propietarios no saben, es que el peligro biológico puede entrar a su casa sin ser visto. Al momento en que su casa recibe agua venida de acueductos o como resultado de una inundación, las bacterias tiene la oportunidad de proliferar y atentar contra su salud.  Inclusive las aguas limpias estancadas pueden resultar propicias para el desarrollo de microorganismos.

Si usted vive en El Centro, SERVPRO puede ayudarlo con la limpieza de material biológico.  Parte de nuestro entrenamiento y certificación por el Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) involucra entender el marco teórico de las restauraciones cuando hay material orgánico presente.  Independientemente del origen de la amenaza- fluidos corporales, desagües o aguas limpias, nuestro personal experto toma amplias precauciones en cada trabajo. La protección de la salud de todos los involucrados generalmente implica el uso de artículos de protección personal (guantes, gafas, vestimenta) al igual que las vacunas relevantes al proyecto.

En su mayoría,  usted no se encontrará con residuos corporales, pero podrá encontrarse con moho.  Cuando nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO advierten la presencia de moho, pueden tomar medidas para protegerse que incluyen el uso de máscaras y purificadores de aire. La meta es evitar el contacto directo con el peligro biológico a medida que se limpia su casa. Similarmente, nuestros técnicos pueden crear un área de contención con el objetivo de evitar la diseminación de microorganismos en las áreas aledañas. Siguiendo las ordenanzas locales establecidas, podemos coordinar la remoción de desechos tóxicos con las agencias y organizaciones relevantes.  Usted puede estar tranquilo que nuestros técnicos siguen el proceso paso a paso para protegerlo a usted y a sus seres queridos.



SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es su aliado en la limpieza de agentes biológicos.  Solo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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We Can Handle Any Size Disaster In El Centro

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard Warning Label Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and allow us to leave your home, Like it never even happened.”

How Should I Handle Biohazard Cleanups In El Centro?

When you think of biohazard material, your mind probably flashes back to a television show featuring biological agents as part of a terrorist plot.  It can also think of the biohazard warning stickers present in most clinical settings, but you may not associate it with your own home.  What most homeowners may not realize is that biohazards can enter your home and remain invisible to the naked eye.  Whenever floodwaters or sewage are present, bacteria have an opportunity to thrive and threaten your health.  Even unattended clean water can create a favorable environment for organisms.

SERVPRO can help your biohazard cleanup endeavors in El Centro.  Part of our training and certification by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) involves the understanding of effective restoration efforts when infectious waste is present.  Whether contamination comes from body fluids, sewage water, or even clean water, our knowledgeable staff treats each job with the utmost caution to protect the health of all involved.  Protection usually implies the use of protective personal equipment (such as gloves, overalls, and goggles) as well as having immunizations relevant to the task at hand.

For the most part, you may not find bodily fluids in your home, but you may be exposed to mold.  When our SERVPRO technicians become aware of the presence of mold, they may go as far as to wear masks or purifying respirators to protect themselves.  The goal is to avoid any direct contact with the contaminants throughout the cleanup process.  Additionally, you may see our team setting up a containment area to avoid dissemination of pollutants through other areas.  By following established guidelines and ordinances, we coordinate the disposal of biohazard materials with other relevant organizations or agencies.  You can rest assured that our technicians follow the process step by step to protect you and your loved ones.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is your partner in your biohazard cleanup needs.  Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and allow us to leave your home, Like it never even happened.”

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El Centro Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration Services to Their Properties

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Green hoses, drying equipment, and a rigged containment tent for drying a gymnasium From Large Drying Tents to Water Spillage Moppings--Count on SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City for Property Damage Restoration Solutions

Problem with Water, Fire, Mold, or a Storm in Your El Centro Area Home?

We have always remained dedicated to providing the residents and business owners within El Centro a higher caliber restoration experience than they expect when disasters strike. This commitment stems from the very highest tier of our company and is a focus of every field technician working in every niche of the recovery efforts we provide. Restoration services are not hard to find, but we want to provide an unparalleled experience. Along with the main avenues like water, fire, storm, and mold recovery, we also are licensed through the state of California to provide lead and asbestos removal.

 
Water
Water loss incidents are among the steadiest of all emergencies that occur, and this is partly due to the higher volume of sources that could lead to these damages. No matter how water damage in your El Centro home starts, we have the experience and training to help. Our SERVPRO professionals have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), and even secondary niches like Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT.)
 
We know how valuable a fast response can be, especially when you are contending with standing water in your El Centro property. Because of this, we have made it a point to encourage nearly all of our staff to acquire their certifications in water restoration. This approach ensures that no matter when disasters strike, or how many of our technicians are already in the field, that there is someone available to help with the shared knowledge of even our most experienced team members.
 
Documentation of the drying process is critical, especially when working along with your home insurance provider. Our SERVPRO team utilizes our custom software, DryBook, to detail all of the process and stages of recovery so that the progress of your El Centro water recovery is easily accessible for all who need it.
 
Fire
While house and commercial structure fires remain a nearly constant threat to our team members, wildfires are among the most devastating natural disasters that our El Centro customers must endure. In recent years, multiple incidents have caused millions of dollars in damages, and our professionals have become involved in the recovery of hundreds of properties. We strive to provide every potential customer the same fast and confident response to these emergencies, and this is available as soon as the wildfire gets contained.
 
We have dedicated much of our training and education with our technicians to content recovery, soot removal, and deodorization. We can handle the effects of wildfires and traditional fires with a broad inventory of restoration equipment and cutting-edge devices. El Centro fire damage can mean all of these effects and more, and you need a team of professionals capable of working quickly to reduce the cost of restoration and the time before your home gets back to normal.
 
We have a 24/7 response line monitored continuously to ensure that every El Centro customer gets the same attentive and immediate response to their fire loss emergency regardless of when it occurs. It is vital to get mitigation, content management, and cleaning started as soon as firefighters deem the property safe enough to begin. No matter how severe fire losses can become, we have the inside and outside of your home covered.
 
Mold
Mold can quickly produce allergens and irritants that can circulate throughout an El Centro property. Addressing this harmful circumstance is often more complicated than many homeowners might initially believe, and that is what encourages our SERVPRO team to promote continued education and training for our remediation technicians. While the program through the IICRC for Applied Microbial Remediation certifies our professionals for the work, we aim to provide our customers and clients with the most knowledgeable technicians in the area.
 
In as little as 48 hours, spores can seat into materials and begin colonization throughout your El Centro home. Restoration services are only part of the equation here, as the elimination of this harmful organism must be the priority of our technicians. Remediation specialists of our team utilize multiple practices such as sanding, soda blasting, and antimicrobial spray to eliminate spores and to eradicate the entire hyphae of the organism to protect the hosting construction material if possible.
 
Not every situation demands the full measure of our remediation practices. Mold damage in El Centro homes and businesses can vary in severity, or not exist at all. Whenever you are in doubt about the presence of this organism and what can get done about it if it gets discovered, our qualified technicians have a fast response for honest inspections and assessments as well.
 
Storm
For natural disasters and severe weather, California can often feel like the epicenter. For residents of El Centro, many have to contend with both damaging weather events like the effects of Santa Ana Winds as well as flooding. Addressing these concerns is rarely something that homeowners can do on their own, and instead, it becomes most cost-effective and time-saving to secure the experience and skills of our SERVPRO team. With stocked trailers featuring the full measure of our advanced water restoration equipment, we can manage even widespread flooding scenarios quickly.
 
Extraction is among the most important tasks that our professionals can perform to begin mitigation for your flooded El Centro property. We have extractors of multiple sizes and strengths, allowing us to handle all loss incidents we encounter successfully. With our involvement with a Large Loss recovery team, we have resources on-demand as well to help with substantial destruction that exceed the limitations of our inventory and personnel. Depending on the severity of the situation, our technicians can utilize multiple extraction machines:
 
-      Portable Submersible Pumps
-      Vacuums with Extraction Wands
-      Weighted Extraction Devices
-      Trash Pumps
-      Truck-Mounted Pumps
 
We know how fast flooding can get out of hand, so we respond immediately to storm damage affecting El Centro properties. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
We offer a unique and tailored experience that exceeds expectations. Think of our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team whenever you might need restoration services. Whenever a mishap strikes, you can count on us 24/7.  (760) 337-5858.

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