Recent Posts

No Todos Los Incendios Son Iguales- Deje que SERVPRO lo Guíe

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Fuego en Tu Hogar en El Centro

Todos somos susceptibles a los incendios en nuestros hogares. En un abrir y cerrar de ojos un accidente puede suceder si es que no tenemos cuidado. Un incendio puede ser el resultado de una vela desatendida o una barbacoa situada demasiado cerca de las ramas de un árbol, y las consecuencias lo pueden dejar abrumado. Una vez que los bomberos apagan las llamas usted tiene que descifrar cómo exactamente va a restaurar el daño causado por el fuego y por los agentes utilizados para extinguirlo. 

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está certificado para ayudarlo a combatir los daños causados por incendio en su hogar en El Centro. Nuestros técnicos son certificados por IICRC para lidiar con estas situaciones y estudian el camino de las llamas y el humo. Entender el proceso de combustión nos permite entender el camino que tenemos que tomar para eliminar el hollín y humo que dejo en su estela. Entender la diferencia entre la quema de materiales naturales y sintéticos nos ayuda a personalizar un plan de acción especifico a sus necesidades. 

Mitigar sus pérdidas siempre es el horizonte de nuestro equipo de SERVPRO. Esta protección es es la razón por la cual aplicamos las soluciones de limpieza basados en el tipo de superficie que estamos limpiando para evitar más daños. Por ejemplo, cuando se queman materiales naturales tales como la madera, el residuo es muy fino y se deposita en superficies porosas como la tapicería. Si al limpiar aplicamos agua, el daño se agrava al penetrar aún más la superficie. Nuestro equipo pone mucho cuidado en entender la superficie, el tipo de residuo y en hacer una prueba antes de aplicar la solución de limpieza a cabalidad. Esta rigurosa metodología nos ayuda a prevenir pérdidas subsecuentes y a proteger sus pertenencias. 

El daño causado por el fuego puede ser abrumados, pero usted puede controlar su alcance con un buen plan de restauración. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City está aquí las 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana cuando sucede la emergencia. Solo llámenos y déjenos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado. 760-337-5858

Más información sobre El Centro.

Fire In Your El Centro Home

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Burned chair. Every item that burns or is smoke damaged presents a cleaning, restoration, or replacement challenge.

Not All Fires in Your Home are the Same - Let SERVPRO Walk You Through It

We are all vulnerable to fire damage to our homes. In just the blink of an eye, an accident can happen if we are not cautious. A fire can be the result of a candle left unattended, or a barbecue grill placed too close to overhanging branches, and the consequences can leave you feeling dismayed. Once firefighters put out the flames, you need to figure out how exactly to restore the damage caused by the fire and by the extinguishing agents used to put it out.
 
Our SERVPRO team is certified to help you address fire damage to your home in El Centro effectively. Our IICRC-certified technicians prepare for these situations by studying and understanding the path each fire and smoke takes. Understanding the ignition process lets us draw our path to eliminating the smoke and soot the fire leaves in its wake. Knowing the difference between synthetic and natural burning materials helps us tailor an action plan suited to your specific needs.
 
Mitigating your loss is always at the core of what our SERVPRO crew does. This protection is why we apply cleaning solutions based on the surface we are cleaning, which helps avoid further damage. For example, when natural materials burn, such as wood, the residue is very fine and settles deep into porous surfaces like upholstery. If cleanup efforts include water, you run the risk of sinking the residue even further into the porous surface and causing further damage. Our team takes great care in identifying the surface and the type of residue as well as testing cleaning solutions before full application. This rigorous methodology prevents extended losses and the preservation of your belongings.
 
Fire and smoke damage can be disruptive, but you can control the extent of the damage with well-designed restoration techniques. Sometimes, when a fire happens, volunteers from the Red Cross will visit the fire scene to provide assistance to the  occupants. To learn more about the Red Cross visit: 123HELP.

SERVPRO is here to help 24/7 when an emergency happens. Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and let our experts leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

What is Commercial Water Damage?

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial water drying equipment SERVPRO of El Centro has a large inventory of restoration equipment to dry commercial properties when they become flooded.

SERVPRO Restores Water-Damaged Businesses in El Centro and the Imperial Valley

Most water damage restoration companies are familiar and comfortable performing residential work. However, it takes experience and an investment in equipment to effectively produce "commercial" water damage cleanup jobs. Commercial jobs are almost always much larger than water damage projects in a home. Furthermore, the stakes are greater because commerce is interrupted. Commercial jobs demand adherence to tight deadlines and finding ways to keep a damaged building open and the company operating during the cleanup.

SERVPRO’s El Centro water damage restoration team responds quickly to return businesses to a pre-damage state. This 24/7 commitment minimizes downtime for business owners so they can open their doors safely and rapidly once more.

SERVPRO Drys, and Restores  Water-Damaged Facilities

One of the most crucial elements in performing a commercial water damage cleanup is being able to provide restorative reconstruction once the mitigation (drying) is completed. Being able to manage a job seamlessly from the initial emergency arrival through to completion is an advantage. It's cost-effective and a time saver.

SERVPRO of El Centro and Salton City performs water damage restoration when homeowners call (760) 337-5858.

Haz de El Centro tu Destino esta Primavera

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

An RV vehicle Un viaje de primavera con tu familia al Desert Trails RV Park suena como una gran idea.

Desert Trails RV Park en El Centro es una Alternativa Fácil y Segura para las Vacaciones de Primavera

Puede que no piense en El Centro como un destino turístico esta primavera, pero hay mucho que ver a su alrededor. La ciudad tiene la suerte de tener más días soleados al año que cualquier otro lugar del país situado bajo el nivel del mar. Su ubicación cerca de San Diego, Palm Springs y la frontera con México lo convierte en un excelente lugar para visitar durante unas vacaciones en familia. Para hacerlo aún más cómodo, Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course le da la bienvenida para estacionar su RV y hacer nuevos amigos mientras vacaciona. Mientras esté en Desert Trails, puede disfrutar de las siguientes amenidades:

  • Caminatas, caza y pesca en las áreas circundantes.
  • Posiblemente pueda disfrutar del del equipo de demostración de vuelo de Blue Angels si están en su base durante su visita.
  • Disfrute del campo de golf, el único campo iluminado en todo Imperial Valley

Como el resto de la nación, los establecimientos comerciales en El Centro realizan una limpieza profunda con regularidad. Muchos de ellos confían en SERVPRO para brindar servicios de limpieza y restauración, especialmente cuando ocurren eventos inesperados, como inundaciones e incendios.

Protéjase y proteja a sus seres queridos llamando a SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos encargarnos de la limpieza y desinfección de su negocio. Al finalizar su trabajo, su lugar se verá  como si nada hubiera sucedido.

‘Scoping’ the Damage Before Working in Your Salton City Home or Business

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

A tool bag on a toilet tank. Note the black tool bag on the toilet. It contains moisture detecting meters and other tools to locate moisture hidden in structural building material

SERVPRO Assists in Water Mitigation

A water leak in your kitchen or bathroom plumbing is an emergency. SERVPRO trained agents can help mitigate further damages.

Flooding events are something many homeowners face, that’s why SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to help with the mitigation, cleanup, and restoration. When we arrive on scene, our first step is to scope the damage before creating an action plan. While scoping, our technician must be mindful of any present dangers to ensure safety for both the workers and residents. Wet building materials can present electrical hazards and wet floors can cause slips and falls.  

Here are some necessary scoping procedures for water emergencies:

  • Identify the water quality; clean, gray, or black. 
  • Technicians explain a plan of action to the  homeowner
  • Request signatures for the appropriate work authorization documents.
  • Document details such as types of materials needed.
  • Test walls, cabinets, crawl spaces, carpets, subfloor, and other surface areas for hidden moisture. 
  • Photograph the damage for job-planning and insurance payment purposes.

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO El Centro & Salton City at (760) 337-5858. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and we present a scope (plan) to you for your approval.

SERVPRO provides Large-Scale Biohazard Cleanup in El Centro

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Crime scene tape SERVPRO provides crime scene cleanup service.

Depend on SERVPRO for Certified Technicians Remediate Commercial Biohazard Contamination in the El Centro Area

A range of different events can cause biohazard contamination at your commercial building. Trauma and crime scenes, long-term dangerous building materials, and events such as sewage spills, or fire damage.

Who Is Responsible for Crime Scene Cleanup?

If a commercial building is the site of a crime, injury, or death, once the first responders leave, the cleanup usually the responsibility of the property owners. This realization can be shocking and worrisome as budgeting for this type of service is not in the typical business plan. Make sure to inform your insurance company as claims for abatement after trauma or crime are often covered. We are familiar with the documentation needed, and always offer to help act as a liaison with your carrier.

What Kinds of Biohazards Can SERVPRO Mitigate and Remediate?

If a traumatic injury or even death is the underlying event, we clean a disinfect the location for the following contaminants:

  • Blood
  • Tissue
  • Other bodily fluids
  • Drug residues

When police or other safety officers responded to a crime in progress and perform a post-crime investigation, the hazardous materials present can also include but are not limited to:

  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Evidence gathering residues
  • Chemicals from illegal substance manufacture

During construction, water or fire damage remediation, and stand-alone inspections, hazardous materials and microbial growth can halt progress because of the presence of:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead, usually as paint
  • Molds
  • Mildew
  • Chemicals discovered or spilled

Can My Housekeeping Staff or Contracted Cleaning Company Handle the Cleanup?

Regardless of the source of biohazardous waste in your commercial space, local, state, and federal law, regulation, and rules apply during the abatement. The hazardous substances can be injurious to health via skin contact or inhalation. SERVPRO's biohazard technicians earn and are current with all certifications required before we send them to your property. It is unlikely that your day-to-day cleaning staff has the specialized training, equipment, or certification necessary to remediate the scene lawfully.

How Are My Customers and Employees Protected During Biohazard Remediation?

We contain the affected area, sometimes with a series of "clean" to "contaminated" rooms for technician and occupant safety and offloading debris without spreading contaminants. We wrap the workspace with 1.6 mil polyethylene to prevent the dispersal of any airborne hazards during the remediation. Negative pressure air scrubbing technology assists in confining even microscopic particles during the project, forcing them through HEPA filtration for particle capture. Our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their health. We use containment, such as plastic barriers to prevent the spread of contamination

Are Permits and Specific Hazardous Waste Site Disposal Required?

Every locale follows protocols to ensure the safety and health of occupants of contaminated buildings, the general-public, and biohazard remediation crews. Expecting business owners to become hazardous waste remediation and disposal specialists is unrealistic. Our mission when developing a biohazard cleanup plan for your commercial space includes our commitment to obtaining all needed permits and following appropriate procedures from containment through the discarding of the hazardous substances and materials. You can have confidence that a nightmare of bureaucratic requirements does not follow your stress of needing biohazard cleanup. We are experts and walk you step by step through the process.

Speaking of Stress--Will Biohazard Remediation Cause My Workforce to Relive the Trauma?

We prioritize sensitivity training for our biohazard cleanup crews. The aftermath of a tragedy or the fear inspired by potential exposure to injurious substances or chemicals is incredibly distressing and disturbing. Although we certainly refer you to other professionals for questions about the mental or physical health effects of a biohazard scenario, our entire team treats your crisis and the individuals affected with respect and compassion throughout the project.

Are Repair and Rebuilding Services Available?

A long list of structural damage issues can follow the completion of remediation. We hold a California general contractor license and can transition from remediation to helping repair  and build back, including:

  • Wall, ceiling, and floor removal, repair, and replacement
  • Door and window replacement and rehanging 
  • Carpet and pad cleaning, removal, and installation
  • Repairing and resurfacing
  • Furniture repair and cleaning

Crafting a response to a biohazard cleanup emergency is uncharted territory for most business owners. SERVPRO of El Centro and Salton City stands ready to help with certified technicians and the specialized equipment needed. Call (760) 337-5858 day or night to review your options at this difficult time.

Contractor Licenses:

CSLB: 978462

SERVPRO El Centro provide Biohazard Cleanup Services

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

Emergency sign on hospital door Our trauma scene cleanup technicians have to be aware of protecting themselves from infection.

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.

El Calor No Es Suficiente Para Remover Las Aguas Estancadas

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tiene La Habilidad para Eliminar de Manera Adecuada y Efectiva el Agua Estancada de su Hogar en El Centro

Cuando piensa que su hogar está en peligro de un evento de agua, puede imaginar la devastación de las inundaciones repentinas, donde los escombros y el lodo se abren paso a través de su hogar. Por abrumadora y real que pueda ser esta amenaza, en realidad, puede enfrentar daños por agua de una fuente más pequeña que igual lo deja con la necesidad de un equipo professional para resolverlo. Incluso una pequeña fuga puede causar un daño tremendo si el agua se deja desatendida durante un período de tiempo significativo.

Si necesita servicios de eliminación de agua para su hogar en El Centro, puede contar con SERVPRO para guiarlo a través del proceso de restauración y dejar su hogar en perfecto estado. Muchos propietarios no se dan cuenta de que el agua puede causar estragos en los elementos estructurales de su hogar, incluso cuando no el agua no sea de gran caudal. El aumento de humedad puede filtrarse en los materiales de construcción, incluidos los pisos y las paredes, y comprometer la integridad estructural de su casa. Esto es particularmente cierto para los pisos de madera y otros materiales orgánicos y porosos que absorben la humedad y terminan por deformarse o deformarse bajo estas condiciones. Si este es el caso en su hogar, nuestros técnicos saben cómo abordar el problema para minimizar el daño. Estamos orgullosos de contar con las certificaciones del Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), lo que implica un marco teórico para dar forma a nuestro plan de acción y lograr resultados óptimos.

El exceso de humedad no es tan simple como parece. El propietario común tiende a intentar secar el área con calentadores y ventiladores, pero eso puede no ser suficiente. Por el contrario, la eliminación excesiva de agua puede causar otros problemas en su hogar. Mientras que la evaporación es clave para el proceso, no puede lograrse de manera agresiva. En cambio, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO adopta un enfoque gradual utilizando técnicas avanzadas para configurar los equipos que fomentan el secado en un área específica a la vez que protegen el resto de su hogar. Mediante el uso de tecnología de punta de nuestra industria, controlamos los niveles de humedad hasta que alcanzan la lectura óptima para su hogar. Nuestro enfoque metódico nos prepara para el éxito y nos permite preservar sus pisos y paredes tanto como sea posible.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City es sinónimo de ayuda professional cuando más la necesita. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos aplicar nuestro conocimiento y experiencia para su beneficio. Juntos, podemos trabajar para dejar su hogar "Como que nada hubiera pasado."

.Más información sobre El Centro.

Who Can Help Me with Trauma Scene Cleanup in El Centro?

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

An air filter mask on a worker Performing certain cleaning tasks requires the use of PPE.

For Trauma Scene Cleanup, Reach Out to SERVPRO of El Centro for Prompt and Compassionate Assistance.

No one expects or can predict the need for cleanup of a trauma scene in El Centro. Many trauma scenarios can happen and result in the need for professional help to respond to the cleanup of the situation's aftermath.  Not just any cleaning company can provide you with the level of services you require. It requires a company experienced in trauma scene recovery. 

What Are the Specific Circumstances Considered to be Trauma Scene Cleanup?

  • General crime scenes

Includes the removal of evidence gathering residues such as teargas, pepper spray, chemicals to highlight organic wastes and splatter, and fingerprint powder, among others)

  • Suicide, homicide, and unattended death 

Includes bodily fluids and tissue removal on surfaces and spaces where those substances migrated (cracks, crevices, subfloors, building cavities). It can require the use of agents to illuminate the migration of infectious and otherwise dangerous substances.

  • Infectious disease, viral, and microbial contamination

Includes specialized cleaning treatments using EPA-registered products to thoroughly remove microbial from the indoor environment.

  • Illegal Drug Distribution or Manufacturer 

Includes containing and clean-up of the space and residues with exceptional care because the remnants and residues of drugs can be deadly when inhaled or contaminate a person's skin.

Should I Perform the Cleaning Myself?

Consumer cleaning products are inadequate for safely and thoroughly removing the types of residues found at trauma scenes. A person can unwittingly put themself and their family in harm's way by not knowing the risks and the correct protocols. Because of the many potential dangers, our employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against infection, ingestion, absorption (through skin contact), or inhalation of the biohazards encountered. Our professional trauma scene cleanup technicians are trained and have earned certifications in this discipline. This is not a job for the amateur.  

Who Pays for the Cleanup?

Insurance policies often cover the cleanup costs. In other situations, public agencies may take on the cost or recommend funding sources.

Trauma Scene Cleanup Technicians Understand the Emotional Difficulties 

As part of their training, our technicians learn about the emotional toll that crimes and trauma scenes take on you, your loved ones, and your business associates. Expect our crew to treat you and the others with respect, empathy, and compassion during every project.

The specially trained and certified trauma cleanup team at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready 24/7 to deliver professional services promptly and compassionately. Call us at (760) 337-5858 

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Tips

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

Fire on a stove top No matter how a fire starts, SERVPRO can clean up the damage.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Tips


Damage caused by fire presents a difficult challenge to many commercial income property owners and business owners. Fires ca be catastrophic and cause  a great deal property loss. Soot and smoke damage can destroy your business and interrupt or stop operations until odor removal and restoration are complete. Commercial fire damage can stop revenue and may even lead to the closure of your business operations.

Evaluate the Property Damage

The extent of property damage helps to determine the costs associated with commercial fire damage at your business. Work closely with your insurance company when a fire happens


Fire Cleanup

Fire cleanup after commercial fire damage should commence immediately to minimize fire, soot damage, and smoke damage and to speed up the reopening of the business. Involving the insurance company from the start fire cleanup ensures insurance company covers all costs included in your policy. Take plenty of photos of the damage.

SERVPRO of El Centro is here to help victims of fire damage manage and cleanup the damage and return your property to its’ preloss condition.