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Our Skilled Crew Is Here To Help After A Flood In El Centro

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

storm caused damage “Like it never even happened.”

Restoration After Flood Damage in El Centro is More Than Just Cleaning Up

Torrential downpours may not be the norm during this time of year, but weather patterns continue to surprise us each year. The consequences of unexpected weather events are felt by businesses and homeowners alike, and preparation is critical to mitigating the damage. When you consider scenarios of fire or flood damage, it is essential to look not only to emergency preparations, but also the best services to call upon once the restoration phase begins. Researching reputable companies in anticipation of an emergency lets you save time and money when you need to return your home to pristine condition.

When your emergency is flood damage in El Centro, SERVPRO is an essential part of your restoration plan. Our team is available 24/7 to arrive at your home and assess the damage. Our goal is to bring your home back to its original condition while minimizing your cost in time and money. Floodwaters pose specific dangers to your health due to the bacteria they carry into your home. With this in mind, we quickly identify and remove items that absorbed microorganisms to thwart their proliferation throughout your home. Industry best practices guide our steps and allow us to dispose of contaminated items and materials by environmental recommendations and guidelines.  

As we go about the business of cleaning and disinfecting your home, we keep in mind the coordination of services you need as a homeowner. When emergencies happen, you may need to involve insurance adjusters, contractors, and other local entities to complete the restoration process. Our SERVPRO crew is ready to assist you in this seamless process, so your home is back to normal as soon as possible. To this end, we carefully document our steps and scope of work so you can use it as a reference as needed.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is much more than a cleanup service. Homeowners can rely on us to be their partners in all aspects of the restoration process. Call us at (760) 337-5858 even before the emergency takes place so you may learn how together we can leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Damage In El Centro

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home A more extensive skillset means better service in the restoration industry.

Advanced Structural Drying for El Centro Residents with Water Damage

Domestic water issues often peak during the winter months of the year. There are many ways you can guard your home against water issues by taking action ahead of time. These actions may be keeping your gutters bright and clean regularly throughout autumn to avoid blockages from leaves. You may also want to set a timer for your boiler to ensure that pipes do not freeze. Setting boiler times is essential if you are spending a few days out of the property. You may also want to consider running maintenance tests on your sump pump, faucets, and appliances.

Sometimes an unforeseen event can cause water damage to your El Centro home. It is therefore vital to check your insurance is up to date and that you have coverage for water emergencies. It is also prudent to check your local area for restoration companies in-case of an unforeseen water incident. Our company, SERVPRO, offers qualified water restoration technicians who are local to the city. We have the equipment to deal with any size disaster from municipal buildings to single, private residences.

Restorers of SERVPRO undergo basic training to allow us a support roster during busier times of the year. However, many of our water technicians go the extra mile to gain qualifications in applied structural drying (ASD) or Mold Remediation. Having a broad skillset means we can promise a better service to our community. There are also overlaps in the skill requirements for restoration. A flooded first floor, for example, may need both microbial growth control and cavity drying to make a full recovery.

Cavity drying is a necessity when there are high volumes of water or where migration is a possibility. Leaving residues of moisture inside cavities can result in exponential mold growth, odors, yellowing or discoloration, and rot. SERVPRO ASD technicians can address cavities by drilling small holes beneath the baseboard of your walls. We can then attach injectidry nozzles to each hole circulating warm air inside the cavity. Using moisture sensors placed directly onto drywall, our technicians can accurately assess when a wall cavity is safe and dry.

A more extensive skillset means better service in the restoration industry. Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

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Soot Management for El Centro Homes After a Fire

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Room with ceiling fan and walls covered in soot Our training and tools can help remove soot after fire damage

Removing Soot after Fire Damage

One of the most troublesome hurdles for homeowners recovering after a fire in El Centro residences is soot and smoke residues. These particles can circulate throughout the affected area and come to rest on contents and surfaces. The highest concentrations of this residue can be found closest to the origin point of the fire.

Removing soot and smoke residues require sophisticated approaches and potent cleaning products designed exclusively to address fire damage in El Centro properties. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive experience and training in fire recovery, allowing us to utilize the full measure of available equipment and tools. Because of the damage, lingering residues can cause to the surfaces and materials underneath. It is crucial to address these threats as promptly as possible.

Soot is an acidic presence in your home. When it stays on surfaces for prolonged periods, this chemical composition can mar the finish on specific construction materials and structural elements. The appropriate cleaning of these surfaces requires multiple techniques, most of which depend on the type of material involved and the thickness of residues. Agitative cleaning practices can work to reduce the severity of residues for more traditional cleaning techniques to be more productive afterward.

Soot management often begins with the appropriate containment of the damaged area to reduce the circulation of these effects when agitated cleaning efforts break residues and soiling loose on surfaces. From vacuuming with HEPA-filtered machines to using soft bristle brushes to loosen the layer of debris, we can often effectively remove the buildup of particles to allow foam cleaning, wiping, and even advanced soda blasting approaches to remove the present threat.

Soot and smoke residues are not only health hazards to those exposed, but can also have irreversible effects on surfaces and structural elements in the house. We have potent cleaning agents and effective pre-cleaning treatments that can help to protect the damaged items and areas of your home better. No matter how severe fire losses can be, let our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (760) 337-5858.

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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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