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Start the New Year by Exploring Natural Beauties near El Centro

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Not far from El Centro, Smugglers Cave Trail is a Scenic Hike for Nature-Lovers.

California's beauty is evident everywhere we go, and in El Centro, we are surrounded by many natural formations to confirm it. As we kick off a brand new year with goals of being more active and healthy, we have an excellent opportunity to hike nearby trails and fulfill our objectives. Smugglers Cave is a natural hollow in a boulder presumably formed by the cooling of rocks throughout the centuries. The boulders surrounding the Cave result from erosion and weathering of granite rock natural to the area. Smugglers Cave is the protagonist of urban legends-

  • One tale says it was the hiding place for bandits responsible for a holdup nearby. Eventually, the bandit was forced to leave the Cave and was apprehended.
  • It is also said that Smugglers Cave was used to store contraband brought across the Mexican border.
  • Others identify it as the holding place for Chinese laborers.

As always, confirm details with the proper authorities before venturing on a hike. The best time to visit Smugglers Cave in the Fall and Winter months when temperatures are not hot.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City services the area and is committed to preserving its natural beauty in the same fashion that we protect businesses needing mold remediation services. 

Calling us at (760) 337-5858 opens the door to our team's professional approach. With our help, your commercial setting will look, "Like it never even happened." 

Comience el Año Nuevo Explorando Bellezas Naturales Cerca de El Centro

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

En el camino en el sur de California a través del desierto. Smugglers Cave Trail es divertido para todos en la comunidad de El Centro.

No Muy Lejos de El Centro, Smugglers Cave Trail es una Caminata Escénica para los Amantes de la Naturaleza

La belleza de California es evidente dondequiera que vayamos, y en El Centro, estamos rodeados de muchas formaciones naturales para confirmarlo. Al comenzar un nuevo año con las metas de ser más activos y saludables, tenemos una excelente oportunidad para recorrer senderos cercanos y cumplir con nuestros objetivos. Smugglers Cave es una apertura natural en el centro de una roca formada por el enfriamiento gradual de las rocas a lo largo de los siglos. Las formaciones redondeadas que rodean la cueva son el resultado de la erosión y el desgaste del granito natural de la zona. Smugglers Cave es protagonista de varias leyendas urbanas incluyendo las siguientes:

  • Un cuento dice que fue el escondite de los bandidos responsables de un atraco en una población cercana. En su desenlace, el bandido se vio obligado a abandonar la cueva y fue detenido.
  • También se dice que Smugglers Cave se utilizó para almacenar contrabando traído al cruzar la frontera con México.
  • Otros lo identifican como un albergue temporal para trabajadores Chinos llegando al área.

Como siempre, confirme los detalles con las autoridades correspondientes antes de aventurarse en una caminata. La mejor época para visitar Smugglers Cave es en los meses de otoño e invierno, cuando las temperaturas no son tan altas.

SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City da servicio al área y se compromete a preservar su belleza natural de la misma manera que protegemos las empresas que necesitan servicios de eliminación de moho. Al llamarnos al (760) 337-5858 usted abre la puerta al nivel altamente professional de nuestro equipo. Con nuestra ayuda, su local comercial se verá como que nada hubiera sucedido.

Salton City Leads in the Salton Sea Coast

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of home Property owners breathe a sigh of relief when the SERVPRO green fleet swiftly arrives for water loss mitigation.

Unique Attractions Surround Salton City and its Residents

Salton City, in Imperial County, is considered the most extensive development on the Salton Sea Coast. Not as famous as San Diego or Los Angeles, the Salton Sea is a shallow lake on the San Andreas Fault. Straddling Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley, the lake is below sea level and occupies the Salton Sink. Rainfall causes the Salton Sea size to vary, but it is estimated to be close to 350 square miles, and it is the largest lake in California. Due to its saline nature, living species such as fish and vegetation have a hard time surviving. However, some tilapia, catfish, and bass have been known to survive. In contrast, the avian population is quite diverse.

The Salton Sea area invested resources to become a resort area, and Salton City was central to this redevelopment. Desert Shores, Bombay Beach, and Desert Shores were also targeted for development. However, the lake's pollution and increased salinity undercut the project’s success, and many communities have since been abandoned. Most recently, the area has welcomed a newer crowd of artists with bohemian lifestyles.

If Salton City remains sparsely populated, it is not for lack of trying. In the 1960s, the Holly Corporation, a Texas-based oil company, attempted to develop the area as a resort community. M. Penn Phillips, Holly Corporation’s leader, and entrepreneur put significant effort in growing Salton City, just as he developed Christmas Valley, Oregon, and Hesperia, California. By 1965, it became clear that Salton City lacked the accessibility and growth potential for full development. Almost simultaneously, the rising sea elevation caused shoreline structures to be abandoned. As pollution and salinity escalated, hopes of Salton City becoming a tourist destination decreased. It wasn’t until the 2000s that the area’s affordability encouraged new residents to move into the region.

Attractions Around Salton City

The area around Salton City has grown to offer some unique attractions to those looking for one-of-a-kind experiences. Very different from nearby Los Angeles and San Diego, some stops along your tourist route exist only in the Salton Sea area and invite you to bring your camera and artistic eye. Some places to include are listed below.

  • Salvation Mountain- Leonard Knight created Salvation Mountain as a tribute to God and a way of carrying his message. At 50 feet high and 150 feet wide, the mountain is made of local adobe clay. Paint for the monument has been donated, and it is vividly applied to each inch of Knight’s work. Other objects also adorn Salvation Mountain, carrying the message “God is love” and depicting the scripture.
  • Slab City- also called “the Slabs,” the area is often associated with living outside of civil society's established conventions. Slab City is a squatters community on what used to be the artillery training range for Camp Dunlap. The first settlers of the Slabs were veterans who had ties to the original base, but now RV owners tend to find their way to the area to settle for some time. Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain, was also an early settler in the Slabs. Most inhabitants stay through the winter months and leave during the hot summer months, but a handful of people live in the area year-round.
  • The International Banana Museum- If Salvation Mountain and Slab City are not unconventional enough for you, dare to go bananas by visiting the International Banana Museum. The entity boasts over 25,000 banana-related pictures and objects. Reviewers find it a one-of-a-kind outing that will have you laughing as soon as you arrive. You can top your time at the Museum with a delicious banana milkshake or ice cream. Although current health concerns have limited its operating hours, make sure to include it in your itinerary around Salton City.
  • East Jesus- Within Slab City, you’ll find East Jesus, which a habitable art exhibit with no religious ties, despite its name. Created by the late Charlie Russell, its goal is to showcase experimental art, including concerts, sculptures, and photography. The elements typically erode art installations, making the exhibits short-lived and in a constant state of change. You can tour the area to understand the works of art and explore the many contributing artists' work.
  • Painted Canyon Road- If you’re just driving through the Salton Sea area, make sure to go through Painted Canyon Road near Mecca. It is a beautiful road that leads to hiking trails and offers gorgeous views. Pay close attention to the type of vehicle you need to access, as some sandy areas can be dangerous.

Caring for your Salton City Home

Caring for your home is an ongoing responsibility, and some elements in Salton City should make you even more vigilant. Humidity, changes in temperature, seismic activity, and water levels can all impact your home. Luckily, if a pipe bursts and leaks all over your floors and belongings, SERVPRO is ready as a leading water restoration company. Our team has the proper training and equipment to take care of your needs shortly after reaching us at our 24/7 hotline.

Restoring a home after a water incident centers around extraction and drying, but efforts can be detrimental if humidity levels are not monitored. Our SERVPRO team has all the necessary equipment to measure humidity for each surface and take appropriate action. From dehumidifiers to wand extractors to air circulators, we are ready to use all of them to complete the job and minimize your loss.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City relies on our training and experience to service residents in our area. 

When you call upon our staff at (760) 337-5858, you can be assured that we won’t rest until we clean, dry, and sanitize your home according to recommended industry best practices. You can count on us until your home feels, “Like it never even happened.”

El Centro Families can Take a Field Trip for Some Holiday Magic

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of holiday lights; blurred for effect Be sure and check your holiday light displays for fire hazards.

Not Too Far from El Centro and in a Safe Setting, this Drive-Thru Event Shines a Light on the Season 

Not too far from El Centro, Enchanted Village presents a holiday experience like no other. This year, especially when we worry about keeping socially distant and protecting our loved ones, Enchanted Village is a great option. Climb in your car and become part of the holiday light display! 

  • Pictures with Santa are available – at a distance!
  • Enjoy a gigantic musical Christmas Tree as part of the attraction
  • Go through the light tunnel and participate in interactive displays  

The event runs December 18-23rd in Spring Valley and benefits people with developmental disabilities. 

If your light display at your business causes some damage, and you need a specialized commercial fire debris removal team, you can reach out to our SERVPRO team. Our expert staff can help repair and restore your business, starting from the moment you place a call to our 24/7 hotline at (760) 337-5858. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City wants to help you until you feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Santa Claus Hace una Parada de Correo Cerca de El Centro

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Carta a santa. lista de deseos de Navidad SERVPRO es la respuesta de Santa para todas la restauración de daños en tu casa or propiedad.

¡Niños de El Centro, Prepárense! Deja tu carta a Santa desde tu Carro

Los niños del país, incluidos los de El Centro, dieron un suspiro de alivio cuando la noticia anunció que Santa no corría peligro este año. De repente, los niños de todo el mundo están prestando mucha atención a su comportamiento y preguntándose cómo enviarle su carta a Santa. El 17 de diciembre, el Departamento de Recreación de Calexico tendrá la oportunidad de actuar como cartero de Santa. Esto es lo que necesita saber-

  • El evento se llevará a cabo en el estacionamiento del Centro Comunitario de Calexico
  • Santa y sus ayudantes tendrán bolsas de regalos disponibles para los primeros 100 niños que pasen
  • Este evento sustituirá a la tradicional ceremonia de encendido de árboles y al desfile anual de Navidad.

Al igual que Santa, SERVPRO está listo para entrar en acción para ayudar a nuestra comunidad. Ya sea que una tormenta cause daños por inundación o un incendio deje un olor desagradable, nuestro equipo está aquí para ayudarlo.

Esta temporada festiva SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está a su servicio. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 cuando nos necesite y permítanos hacer lo que mejor hacemos. Con nuestro personal professional y equipo industrial, podemos dejar su hogar listo para Santa y luciendo como que nada hubiera pasado.

Santa Claus Makes a Mail Stop Near El Centro

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

letter to Santa sitting on table SERVPRO is Santa's answer to storm damage restoration.

El Centro Children, Get Ready! Drop off your Letter to Santa 

Children in the nation, including El Centro, breathed a sigh of relief when the news announced that Santa was in no danger this year. Suddenly kids everywhere are paying close attention to their behavior and figuring out how to get their letter to Santa. On December 17th, the Calexico Recreation Department will have a drive-through opportunity to act as Santa’s mail carrier. Here’s what you need to know- 

  • The drive-through event will occur in the parking lot of the Calexico Community Center
  • Santa and his helpers will have goodie bags available for the first 100 children to come through
  • This event will substitute the traditional tree-lighting ceremony and the annual Christmas Parade 

Just like Santa, SERVPRO is ready to jump into action for the benefit of the community. Whether a storm causes flood damage or a home fire leaves an unpleasant smell behind, our team is here to help. 

This holiday season SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is at your service. Call us at (760) 337-5858 anytime you need us and let us do what we do best. With our professional staff and industrial equipment, we can leave your home ready for Santa and feeling, “Like it never even happened.”

El Centro is at the Core of Imperial County's Success

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in front of building When you see our Green Fleet, you can rest assured that SERVPRO is on the job, ready to tackle any emergency restoration work you might need.

Understanding the Origin and Growth of El Centro Helps Envision the Future 

El Centro is the county seat for Imperial County, California. Many people who have never been to the West Coast may not even realize the importance of Imperial County as it is eclipsed by Los Angeles County and the Bay Area. However, even though it started as a division of San Diego County, it now holds its own as part of Southern California's border region. Though small in size, its revenue sources are quite diverse as it borders Arizona and Mexico. 

The area surrounding El Centro is desertic, but sophisticated irrigation systems fed with water from the Colorado River allow it to be a prosperous agricultural area. Crucial to this water distribution is the All-American Canal, an 80-mile canal carrying water from the Colorado River to Imperial Valley. The All-American Canal replaced the Alamo Canal, and another five smaller channels also contribute to water sources in the Imperial Valley. 

Culturally speaking, El Centro and all of Imperial Valley is highly influenced by Mexican culture, and nearly 80% is Hispanic, with the remaining 20% representing Native American, Asian, and African American households. Given the area's history and its center-stage role in the Mexican-American War, it is no surprise that Mexican culture is a part of its heritage. One of the first Europeans to explore the area was Melchor Diaz, circa 1540. Centuries later, the Mexican-American War divided the Imperial Valley in two, with Mexico retaining control over one half of it and the U.S. controlling the other half. It wasn't until 1907 that Imperial County became a separate entity. 

Imperial County owes its name to Imperial Land Company, formed in 1900 to settle Imperial Valley and expand the footprint for the California Development Company. The latter was invested in designing an irrigation system to reach the desert in California. The County welcomed people from the Northwest as they looked for work in the 1930s and 1940s, and the completion of the All-American Canal made the employment market prosper. 

Agriculture was robust enough to sustain its inhabitants and turn a profit for the California Development Company. Sadly, the area suffered during the Great Recession starting in 2008, and El Centro had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. 

Weather plays an essential role in the success of the area. El Centro holds the distinction of being the southernmost city below sea level in the continental U.S. Its summers are long and hot, and most of the year, the sun shines with very little rain. In the winter months, temperatures drop at night into the 40s, in contrast to the 100+ degrees one can feel in the summer. Occasionally, El Centro will feel the impact of El Nino or La Nina, which typically leave disaster in their wake due to shifts in the weather.   

Life in El Centro

Life in El Centro is not without challenges, starting with a sizable 6.9 earthquake in 1940. Although California isn't a stranger to tectonic moves, it was the first earthquake whose magnitude was recorded by a seismograph so close to the fault. Its impact was felt throughout the Imperial Valley and killed at least nine people. Aside from its human impact, it considerably disrupted established irrigation systems and, therefore, the area's livelihood. 

Employment statistics in El Centro have been the cause of much discussion by economists and analysts, notably when the unemployment rate reached 25% in 2009. Some argue that the city has a stable unemployment rate of about 12%, to put it in context. A jump in the metric needs to be discussed as it deviates from its baseline. Proximity to the Mexican border is arguably a factor in unemployment figures, as some people are said to work in Mexicali while claiming in the U.S.  

As the commercial hub for the County, El Centro relies mainly on the service and retail industry, but it has become a popular filming location in recent years. American Sniper, Lady Bird, and War Dogs are all said to have been filmed in town. The Imperial County Film Commission is based in El Centro as a resource to filmmakers and movie-making staff.

Three school districts govern education in El Centro: 

  • McCabe Union Elementary School District
  • El Centro School District
  • Central Union High School District.  

College is also available through Imperial Valley College, which offers 2-year degrees, and San Diego State University allows residents to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in their Calexico Campus nearby. Situated along the Mexico border, it is mindful of its surrounding community's needs and houses one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. 

Taking Care of Your El Centro Home when it Floods

The importance of water, irrigation, and conservation is an overall value in El Centro households. Threats to the precious liquid are taken seriously, and each resident takes great care in preserving it. SERVPRO, a leading water restoration company, knows how to restore homes after a pipe burst or a storm causes damage; we do so by being as efficient as possible. 

In our training with leaders in the restoration industry, we learn to use the latest equipment and technology to mitigate losses. Our expert team will be the first to tell you that removing moisture is not the only goal of a water cleanup process. Instead, restoring humidity levels by using dehumidifiers, air movers, and specialized extractors is what makes the difference. With our help, you don't need to worry about measuring progress, as our competent team brings the best tools to monitor our success. 

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is an active part of our community and an invaluable resource when water events occur. A call to our 24/7 hotline at (760) 337-5858 prompts us to travel to your home or office and kick-off the restoration efforts. With our help, we can plot a plan to return your space to mint condition and leave it "Like it never even happened."

Training for Success in Salton City

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Increase LSSGB Skills in Your Salton City Employees

Every business in Salton City and the surrounding area understands that keeping employees up-to-speed with training can save them far more each year than the education costs. On November 17th and the 20th, Flint Stone Learning is providing certification training on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB). 

Certification provides an overview of the program with an emphasis on recent changes. With that, Flint Stone trainers show how to apply their DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) appropriate to these changes. They also use several case studies as examples of the new methodology.

Benefits of LSSGB Certification

  • Identify root cause process problems and rectify using LSSGB statistical tools
  • Able to implement and control Lean Six Sigma projects 
  • Perform hypothesis testing and data analysis
  • Correctly measure product and process
  • Eliminate wasteful process actions
  • Increase your marketability to new customers

Every Salton City business also needs professional help with fire restoration. It is why SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City should be your first call after a disaster. Contact us at (760) 337-5858 today.

Explore the Southwest by Visiting El Centro

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Natural Wonders and Authentic Cuisine Around El Centro Provide a Great Setting for an Adventure 

Perhaps one of the lesser-known facts about El Centro is that it is the largest city in the United States to lie entirely below sea level. Located a little over 100 miles from San Diego and closer to Mexicali in Mexico, it is located in California's southeastern quadrant. The city was founded right as we welcomed the 20th century when in 1906 W.F. Holt and C.A. Baker purchased the land for $40 per acre and then added an extravagant $100,000 to improve it. Border crossings make this town one of a peculiar character and cultural experience. 

Even though El Centro wasn’t founded until 1906, the area was first visited by Melchor Diaz, a Spanish explorer who ventured into Imperial Valley circa 1540. For some time after the Mexican-American War, the southern part of El Centro was under Mexican domain, while its northern half belonged to the United States. Imperial County was originally part of San Diego County, and it wasn’t until irrigation became possible thanks to a diversion of the Colorado River that farmers settled the area. Before the town was organized correctly, a train station named Cabarker was built in honor of C.A. Barker. Its first post office became operational in 1905. 

Soon after it was established, population growth escalated, partially because El Centro became the county seat, beating the City of Imperial. Some historians claim that the original cities in Imperial Valley had a competitive relationship, which is why El Centro’s win over the City of Imperial for the county seat was significant. Agricultural in nature, irrigation had a close relationship with its growth, as did the ease with which traders could move their goods by train or highways.

Exploring El Centro and its Adjacent Areas 

Natural and manmade attractions exist in El Centro. The most salient are described below. 

  • Naval Air Facility El Centro- approximately six miles away from El Centro, this military facility serves as a home to training units and as the winter home for the famous Blue Angels. Founded in 1946, the base has boasted various names throughout its decades-long history, as it trained specialized troops. Today, it continues its legacy by allowing troops to practice their maneuvers and air-based combat.
  • The Blue Angels make their home in El Centro. In 2020, the world-renowned fleet flew over much of the United States, recognizing healthcare workers' efforts everywhere in response to the pandemic. This flight demonstration squadron dates to 1946 and still employs many of the maneuvers it performed at its inception. The Blue Angels carry their civic mission by visiting many schools and community events throughout the year. They seek to inspire a culture of excellence and service through their flight demonstrations. 
  • The Algodones Dunes- although the Spanish word “Algodon” references cotton, there is no apparent reason for the area’s name. This famous sand dune is close to Arizona and Baja California, and aside from the All-American Canal, it remains in its natural condition. The dunes present a challenge for many, including those who drive out to them for recreation and off-road driving. Advocacy groups have alternatively argued against restricting access to the area or against encouraging its opening. Today, the largest sand dunes are open to off-road vehicles, and camping is widespread, particularly in the winter months. Tourism to the area makes an impact on El Centro businesses, and many cater to this constituency. 
  • Colorado River- Although not in El Centro, it is a mere 50 miles and one of the most impressive rivers in the southwest. Starting in Colorado and flowing through the Grand Canyon, it makes its way to Mexico through the Arizona-Nevada border. Its canyons, national parks, and rapids are attractive to almost everyone. The Colorado River is also an essential water source for many areas adjacent to it. It allows us to generate hydroelectric power and flows through aqueducts, reservoirs, and dams. It offers a breathtaking view of many sites, and it serves as a visual reminder of the beauty of Mother Nature. Lovers of outdoor activities are probably the best suited to visit El Centro and thoroughly enjoy what it has to offer. Hiking, camping, and backpacking are daily occurrences virtually year-round, and the presence of fossils and carvings make for a fascinating exploration. A short drive to the Yuha Desert takes you into Native American territory, where the richness of their history becomes evident. Bird-watchers also get an opportunity to visit numerous water bodies and spot species living in the area. You may even venture into the water and jet-ski or kayak in a lake or lagoon. Once your encounter with nature is fulfilled, you can venture into El Centro’s main stirp, Imperial Avenue, and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine.   

Natural Events in El Centro

El Centro residents are not strangers to natural events such as earthquakes and storms. When they find themselves in need of water restoration services, they can call our team of experts at SERVPRO. We understand the challenges associated with having floodwater come into your home and the importance of taking quick action to prevent the damage from progressing. Thankfully, we have access to the latest equipment and technology to develop a multi-pronged approach to restoring your home or business when disaster strikes. 

Like you, we understand that life is disrupted when water leaks from a window, a water heater, or a rise in water levels. We intend to mitigate your loss and do our job in a way that prevents further consequences, such as mold or structural deficiencies. To achieve such a goal, we rely on our certified experts and the coordination with other pertinent professionals and contractors who can help return your home to mint condition. 

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is your ally when disaster strikes, regardless of how big it is. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and trust in our expertise. Let us guide you and work diligently until your home is left “Like it never even happened.”

Aumente su Creatividad Desde su Hogar en El Centro

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Camión verde de SERVPRO fuera de un edificio. Tómate un tiempo para relajarte y dejar salir al artista que llevas dentro mientras los técnicos de SERVPRO se encargan de restaurar tu hogar.

Unwind & Design Invita a los Residentes de El Centro a Despertar Su Vena Artística y Crear su Obra Maestra

Mantener distancia social con sus amigos y vecinos en El Centro puede ser un desafío, especialmente porque la crisis de salud continúa restringiendo las reuniones sociales. Con las fiestas a la vuelta de la esquina, la ausencia de nuestros seres queridos se siente fuertemente, pero Unwind & Design ofrece una excelente alternativa para su grupo. Durante noviembre y diciembre, puede registrarse individualmente o en grupo para disfrutar de un taller guiado de pintura donde el resultado será su obra maestra. El mejor aspecto del taller es que al usar zoom, su grupo puede estar juntos y distanciados a la vez. Esto es lo que necesita saber para reservar su clase:

  • Unwind & Design es un lugar para soñar y dejar fluir su creatividad.
  • Se requieren reservaciones y se pueden hacer a través de su sitio web
  • Su aporte apoya a los artistas locales y el espacio donde se conectan

SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City apoya a otras empresas en el área, ya sean víctimas de inundaciones repentinas o necesiten servicios de restauración. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 siempre que nos necesite y permítanos dejar su casa como si nada hubiera sucedido.

Boost Your Creativity from your El Centro Home

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck Take time to relax and let out your inner artist while SERVPRO technicians take care of your homes damage to leave it "Like it never even happened."

Unwind & Design Invites El Centro Residents to Tap into their Inner Artist and Create Masterpieces of their Own

Keeping social distance from your friends and neighbors in El Centro can be challenging, especially since the health crisis continues to restrict social gatherings. With the holidays around the corner, our loved ones absence is especially poignant, but Unwind & Design offers an excellent alternative for your group. Throughout November and December, you can register individually or as a group to enjoy a guided painting workshop where you’ll walk away with your masterpiece. The workshop's best aspect is that by using zoom, you can be together while keeping socially distanced. Here’s what you need to know to book your class-

  • Unwind & Design is a place to dream and let your creative juices flow
  • Reservations are required and can be done via their website
  • Your registration supports local artists and space where they can connect

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City supports other businesses in the area, whether they are victims of flash flooding or need restoration services. Call us at (760) 337-5858 whenever you need us to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Can Mold Remediation Help Your El Centro Restaurant Pass a Health Inspection?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

Mold colony on a wall surface. If you find mold in your restaurant kitchen call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

El Centro Restaurateurs Need Mold Remediation in a Hurry?

If you run an eatery in El Centro, you know how significant health inspections are. Health inspections can come at any time, and if the inspector finds problems, you could fail the inspection. Sometimes you will be given a chance to solve the problem before further action such as closing your facility is taken. However, it is always best to prevent problems before they even start.

If you see fungus in your restaurant in you will need to act fast. Mold is one item on the inspector’s list of things to look for, so it is best to make sure there is no mold to find. 

Why are restaurant kitchens a breeding ground for mold?

It is because Mold thrives in damp, warm, dark places. Unfortunately, most kitchens provide these conditions. Add that most kitchen workers are always busy and it is easy for mold to go unnoticed. 

The microbial growth requires a food source including elevated moisture. Kitchens provide the ideal environment for mold to grow:
    •    Food stored in pantries and chillers
    •    Organic materials/fat as grease residue 
    •    Paper and wood (including trash)

Mold in a kitchen presents a special challenge because it often spreads alonf with bacteria. 

What are some hidden places mold might grow in a restaurant kitchen?
An average restaurant kitchen provides plenty of hiding places for mold:
    •    In the pantry
    •    Behind and near refrigerators and freezers
    •    Underneath and near sinks and water pipes
    •    Dark corners such as storage areas
You might not think to inspect hidden areas – but a health inspector will.

Why is it important to act fast?
There are three reasons you must act quickly.

First, you never know when an inspection will happen. 

Second, mold can spread quickly. Fungal spores are microscopic and easily become airborne. In a fast-paced environment like a kitchen, it is easy to disturb the mold and trigger the release of more spores. If left unchecked, mold spores will  travel on air currents or even on the aprons and clothing of the staff.

Third, once the spores find a new habitable spot, they can produce large colonies which intensify the problem.

Do not delay – call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City as soon as you notice  or suspect a problem. 

What can SERVPRO do to help?

We are mold remediation experts with a highly trained  and certified team of technicians waiting to help you. When we arrive on-site, we will assess the situation and recommend a logical action plan. Nothing is ever based upon fear or urban myths about mold.

During our mold remediation we often install containment to cover the mold by using plastic sheeting to prevent the spores from spreading. We will also use HEPA vacuums, HEPA air scrubbers and negative air machines to trap and remove fungal spores from you indoor environment.

Next, our team will clean away mold-hyphae (the roots that remain as a stain on the surface) using vigorous HEPA vacuuming followed by wet cleaning with EPA approved  antimicrobial agents. We can do all of this after hours when the kitchen is not in use.

Preventing mold in the kitchen is an ongoing challenge due to the warm and moist environment. 
Yet, the key to preventing the return of mold is controlling the moisture in the air within the indoor environment by keep the indoor humidity under 60%. Without excessive moisture, the mold mycelium cannot grow.

Follow every mold cleanup project our team will provide mold prevention tips that customized to your establishment.

Why does your business need a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile?

Setting up a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) means you are ready before a disaster strikes. Your ERP is quick and easy to create for your business. it contains all the information your staff would need in case of an emergency. 

Do not risk falling a health inspection. If you find or suspect mold in your restaurant, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

Is There A Company That Will Work Around My Busy Schedule to Take Care of My Home Water Removal Need?

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged home No matter the scope of your water damage, we arrive equipped and prepared.

SERVPRO’s Flexible Water Damage and Removal Services Prove Convenient for the Busy Homeowners in El Centro!

Water damage can, and does, occur at the most inopportune times. With most homeowning families in El Centro being so busy day after day, it can be challenging to find a service that will work with your schedule to remove the water in your home and begin restoration services as needed. You cannot ignore your professional responsibilities, but there is good news! We can help.

If you have water in your El Centro home, water removal is what you need, and as soon as possible. Regardless of your schedule, or even the time of day the water loss is discovered,  you can count on SERVPRO not only working with you, but you can also trust us and the water damage and removal services we offer for the following reasons:

  • Our El Centro location is locally owned and operated; this means we will get to you fast.
  • We offer 24-hour emergency service; no waiting until the next day to work out scheduling. We are always accessible, even in the middle of the night!
  • We have highly trained, experienced technicians who will get the job done right.

All these facts make it easy for SERVPRO to get the job done when you need them.

What about when the water’s gone?

SERVPRO techs are trained not only in water removal but also in water damage restoration of your damaged property.

What about water restoration at my local business?

We will take care of your El Centro business too, and all aspects of the experienced damage.  Our tools include some of the newest and most dependable water removal and water damage restoration methods and equipment available, so both your home and business will get the most professional treatment in a timely fashion. You will be taken care of right so you can get back to business. 

Taking on water and the damage that results can be out of our control, and life does not stop for such issues. But you have a friend in the industry that can take care of things for you from start to finish. Call SERVPRO of El Centro at (760) 337-5858 for all of your water removal needs.

¿Qué Función Tiene un Equipo Profesional de Restauración de Incendio?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

El van verde de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City El daño por fuego es estresante. Deje que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO se encargue del daño.

Un Equipo Profesional de Restauración Contra Incendios Aplica las Mejores Prácticas de la Industria Para Mitigar su Pérdida Luego de un Incendio en su Hogar en El Centro

Muchos propietarios de viviendas en El Centro nunca tienen que enfrentar daños por incendios en sus hogares, por lo que se sienten perdidos frente a las llamas. Los pasos que tome después del accidente pueden marcar la diferencia entre un proceso de restauración eficiente o un período de reparación prolongado y lleno de problemas. Confiar en técnicos professionales de restauración de incendios es clave para proteger su hogar y minimizar su pérdida de tiempo y dinero.

Obtener la ayuda de SERVPRO para la restauración de daños por incendios en El Centro es una decisión inteligente. Nuestro equipo proporciona una coordinación de servicios para ayudarlo a navegar esta emergencia. El beneficio de tener un equipo que pueda ocuparse de la limpieza y restauración de su propiedad personal y la estructura de su hogar no tiene precio. A medida que documentamos cada uno de los pasos que tomamos, también podemos ayudar a coordinar las necesidades de su compañía aseguradora, haciendo que el proceso sea más simple. Nuestro equipo esta licenciado por el estado de California  (CSLB) #: 978462 para realizar reparaciones, lo cual habla de nuestra capacidad de recuperar su hogar.

¿Puedo limpiar los residuos del fuego yo mismo?

Cuando los propietarios intentan limpiar el hollín ellos mismos, corren el riesgo de usar productos que causen más daños. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO tiene un conocimiento profundo de los diferentes tipos de llamas y el hollín que desprenden, lo cual nos ayuda a determinar qué técnicas usamos en su hogar. Cada incendio arde, genera humo y libera gases que pueden ser dañinos. Cada evento deja hollín, pero cada tipo de hollin tiene sus peculiaridades.  Normalmente se pueden dividir en tres tipos de residuos:

  • Hollín seco: es ceniciento y es el resultado principalmente de materiales orgánicos como madera o papel. Podemos limpiarlo pasando la aspiradora o usando una técnica de esponja seca.
  • Hollín húmedo: típico del plástico quemado, es pegajoso y espeso. Podemos limpiarlo con agentes espumantes u otros métodos de inmersión.
  • Hollín a base de proteínas: generalmente el resultado de un incendio en la cocina incluye productos alimenticios y aceite. El residuo huele mal y se adhiere con fuerza a las superficies. Los solventes son fundamentales para limpiar este tipo de residuos.

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City conoce bien la teoría del fuego y las mejores técnicas de limpieza. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y confíe en nuestra experiencia para restaurar su hogar. Como usted, queremos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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What Does a Professional Fire Restoration Team Do?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Roof on fire If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of El Centro is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

A Professional Fire Restoration Team Applies Industry Best Practices to Mitigate Loss Due to Fire in El Centro Homes.

Many homeowners in El Centro never have to face fire damage in their homes, so they are at a loss when it happens. The steps you take following the accident can mark the difference between an efficient restoration process or an extended remediation period plagued with problems. Relying on professional fire restoration technicians (FRT) is key to protecting your home and minimizing your loss in time and money.

Enlisting the help of SERVPRO for fire damage restoration in El Centro is a smart move. Our team provides one-stop coordination of services to help you navigate this emergency. The benefit of having one team that can address the cleanup and restoration of your personal property and your home's structural elements is priceless. As we document each of the steps we take, we can also help coordinate with needs stemming from your insurance claim, making the process less cumbersome. Our team holds the California State License Board (CSLB) #: 978462, which speaks to our preparation to conduct repairs in your home.

Can I Clean Fire Residue Myself?

When homeowners attempt to clean soot themselves, they risk using products that cause further damage. Our SERVPRO crew has an in-depth knowledge of the different fire and resulting soot types, which helps us determine which techniques we use in your home. At its core, every fire combusts, creates smoke, and releases gases which can be harmful. Each fire leaves soot behind, but it can typically be divided into three types of residue-

Dry soot- it is ashy and results mainly of organic materials such as wood or paper. We may clean it by vacuuming or using a dry sponge technique.

Wet soot- typical of burning plastic, it is sticky and thick. We may try to clean it with foaming agents or other immersive methods.

Protein-based soot- generally the result of a kitchen fire and inclusive of food products and oil. The residue is smelly and bonds with surfaces powerfully. Solvents are essential to clean this type of residue.

Understanding the theory of fire and the best cleaning techniques is for our team of SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City to know. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and rely on our expertise to restore your home. Like you, we want to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

Can a Wet Property Dry By Itself?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment in warehouse You can depend on our professionals with state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry your property so you can return safely after a water incident.

The Impact of Water Intrusion on a Residential Property can be Dramatic. SERVPRO is an El Centro Water Damage Restoration Provider for Efficient Drying.

How is the water restoration time frame and equipment calculated?

The main pieces of equipment that we use to dry your El Centro home is air-movers and dehumidifiers. Air-movers promote air circulation, which speeds up evaporation. Dehumidifiers draw evaporated moisture from the air. The timeframes and equipment needs we calculate are rarely exact because there are too many variables. However, these approximations can help to reduce inconvenience and provide a workable structure for the restoration. If there is standing water in the property, it may be necessary to pump it out before setting up a drying protocol. SERVPRO technicians also calculate these timeframes by understanding how much water there is, in cubic feet, then multiplying that number by 7.48 to convert into gallons. Most submersible pumps remove a certain amount of gallons per hour, where we can derive an approximate time-span. 

How many air-movers should I use to dry a property?

Significant water damage restoration in your El Centro home relies on ensuring all surfaces have a steady and consistent air-flow. We can create this air-flow by setting up air-movers throughout the property. SERVPRO technicians use the institute of inspection, cleaning, and restoration certifications (IICRC) guidelines to calculate the number of air-movers a room requires. The IICRC S500 standard recommends at least one air-mover per affected room. However, the placement of air-movers must be balanced with dehumidifiers. If there are too few dehumidifiers, then air movers permeate moist air throughout the affected area, which can condensate and lead to further damage.

When should I add extra drying equipment?

- One air-mover per room

- Plus one air-mover for every 50 square feet of floor in each room

- Plus one air-mover for every 100 square feet of ceiling

How useful are dehumidifiers for drying wet properties?

Several factors can affect the usefulness of dehumidifiers. SERVPRO technicians typically calculate the number of dehumidifiers by inspecting the home and comparing it to the dehumidifier's capacity. One of the most significant factors affecting water restoration is the type of materials in the house. Water can permeate into porous materials quickly. Equally, these materials are quick to dry due to their porous nature. Like woods, semi-porous materials can be much trickier to dry as they have a slow rate of evaporation. Our technicians are likely to use desiccant dehumidifiers when drying slow evaporation materials. These equipment use a silica gel to reduce indoor humidity to 40 grains per pound. Any moisture absorbed by semi-porous materials is drawn out at this level, thereby returning the moisture content to its average level. 

What factors lengthen drying times?

- Water that is trapped inside cavities such as walls

- The water behind fittings or cabinets

- Smaller spaces that may prevent adequate air circulation

How do I balance drying equipment for wet residences?

A balanced drying system in your El Centro home is one that evaporates and dehumidifies moisture at the same rate. Our crew chiefs create a balanced drying system by analyzing your property's shape, material, and layout then acting accordingly. However, the measure of a drying system is always taken eventually from the response of the property. Production technicians may return to the property after a set amount of hours using a thermo hygrometer and a moisture probe or sensor. The results may require small adjustments, such as using larger dehumidifiers or bringing in extra air-movers to encourage air circulation. 

Can heating equipment dry a property?

The critical factors in drying a property are temperature, air circulation, and humidity. Residential properties typically lack the necessary power to heat a space to the required temperature for efficient drying. In these situations, our technicians can use drying equipment like portable heaters or external furnaces. We calculate the type of heater required by measuring the space's size and the necessary British Thermal Units (BTU) needed to heat it. Raising the temperature of air allows it to hold more moisture. This can significantly aid drying but must be balanced with dehumidification correctly to avoid potential mold growth. SERVPRO recommends using qualified water restoration technicians (WRT) to dry a property safely and efficiently.

What is the process of establishing efficient drying in a wet property?

- Initial inspection and calculation of equipment requirements

- Setting up necessary equipment and providing the requisite power for this equipment

- Monitoring the effect of drying equipment on materials in the building

Efficient drying techniques can reduce secondary damage in your property and lower your claim's expense. Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858. 

A Malfunctioning Heater Left Me Dealing With Water Damage in My El Centro Property. Who Can Help?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in home Water damage can not only destroy your property but also cause severe health effects to your family if not handled on time.

Talk to SERVPRO Technicians in El Centro to Help You Perform Water Damage Restoration in Your Property.

When water gets into unwanted areas of your El Centro property, it can be a traumatic experience. Secondary damages such as odors, warping wooden flooring, and mold growth can occur within 48 hours if professionals do not handle the situation on time. Act immediately by talking to SERVPRO technicians to prevent further damage and get your property to its normal state.

Is water damage dangerous?
Water from any source can cause severe damage and contamination issues if the remediation process is delayed. It is vital to let professionals handle the water damage in your El Centro property within the first 48 hours to prevent costly repairs. Water leaks that infiltrate your property can cause damage that can spread fast in the affected areas.

How long can it take to dry my property?
Several factors determine how long it can take to dry your property, including:
    •    Temperature
    •    Humidity
    •    Amount of saturation
    •    Materials affected

It can take several days to dry your home. However, we can hasten the drying process using our advanced equipment. If the water levels in your property are still high, we can use a self-priming trash pump to extract the excess water. Since the equipment only extracts excess water, we can use several venting box fans to eliminate the moisture. Our experts can determine when the drying is complete through consistent evaluation and monitoring of the drying process.

How do certified restorers handle water damage?
We assess the damage when we get to a property. Our SERVPRO team can remove damaged materials that can be salvaged or discarded. After removing the damaged items, our technicians can begin the drying and disinfecting the area. During this process, we use advanced equipment to speed up our restoration process. We can use air movers and low grain dehumidifiers to dry the area effectively. Also, we can disinfect mold-infected surfaces and restore the area to prevent it from spreading.

How do you know the property is dry?
Just because the surface may look and feel dry, does not mean that it is dry. Our technicians can analyze the area using infrared cameras and penetrating moisture meters. Also, our decades of experience help us determine if your property is dry to its preloss state.

Water damage can not only destroy your property but also cause severe health issues to your family if not handled on time. Contact for SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City fast water cleanup services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Talk to us today at (760) 337-5858.

¿Puedo Restaurar mi Alfombra Después de un Incendio en Mi Casa?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

 44/5000 casa muy dañada por fuego, humo y hollín. SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está aquí para ayudarlo cuando ocurra un desastre.

Confíe en un Técnico Profesional de Restauración de Incendios para Restaurar o Remover La Alfombra de su Casa de El Centro después de un Incendio

Vivir en El Centro puede ser una experiencia única, pero sus propietarios enfrentan muchos de los mismos desafíos que enfrentan otros propietarios en el resto del país. Proteger su hogar de los elementos y del riesgo de incendio y filtraciones es simple, pero no necesariamente fácil. Cuando se produce un incendio eléctrico y su casa sufre por las llamas, es posible que se encuentre con daños más allá de lo que hubiera imaginado y se pregunte cuál es su primer paso en el proceso de restauración.

El tratamiento de los daños causados ??por el fuego en El Centro puede delegarse a nuestro equipo SERVPRO tan pronto como ocurra la emergencia. Nuestro personal está listo para visitar su hogar poco después de comunicarse con nuestra línea directa de emergencia, la cual opera las 24 horas para su conveniencia. En lugar de perder tiempo y permitir que el agua y el hollín se asienten en sus muebles y paredes por mucho tiempo, llame a nuestro equipo y permítanos hacer lo que mejor hacemos: mitigar su pérdida y regresar su hogar a perfecto estado.

¿Puedo salvar mi alfombra si las llamas no la tocaron?

El daño por fuego va más allá de lo que está o no en contacto directo con las llamas. Específicamente, las alfombras pueden resultar severamente dañadas por el personal de emergencia que ingresa a su casa para controlar el fuego, así como el agua y los agentes extintores rociados por toda la casa para controlarlo. Además, el hollín y los escombros pueden asentarse rápidamente y contaminar todas las áreas de su hogar. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO sabe que estos desafíos existen y nos preparamos para superarlos. Nuestro conocimiento y experiencia pueden ayudarlo a tomar una decisión informada en cuanto a preservar o descartar su alfombra. Algunas de las condiciones que consideramos al realizar este análisis son las siguientes:

¿Se ha despegado la base de la alfombra debido a la exposición prolongada a la humedad?

¿Hay decoloración en su alfombra?

¿El hollín y el polvo se asentaron profundamente en las fibras de la alfombra?

Las respuestas a las preguntas anteriores ayudan a determinar qué equipo y técnicas debemos aplicar para restaurar su hogar. Por mucho que intentemos mitigar su pérdida, a veces es más saludable quitar la alfombra por completo que correr el riesgo de condiciones insalubres en el futuro.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City está aquí para ayudarlo cuando ocurra un desastre. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos salir de su casa como si nada hubiera sucedido.

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Can I Salvage my Carpet After a Fire in my El Centro Home?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Big fumes of smoke coming out of the second floor of a residential building SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is here to help you when disasters happen.

Trust a Professional Fire Restoration Technician to Salvage or Remove the Carpet in your El Centro Home After a Fire

Living in El Centro can be a unique experience, but its homeowners face many of the same challenges other homeowners face throughout the country. Protecting your home from the elements and the risk of fire and leaks is simple but not necessarily easy. When an electrical fire breaks out and your home burns for a while, you may find yourself with damage beyond your imagination and wonder how to kick off the restoration process.

Addressing fire damage in El Centro can be delegated to our SERVPRO team as soon as the emergency happens. Our crew is ready to visit your home shortly after reaching out to our emergency hotline, which operates around the clock for your convenience. Rather than wasting time and allowing water and soot to sit on your furniture and walls for long, call our team and let us do what we do best: mitigate your loss and restore your home to mint condition.

Can I save my carpet if the flames didn't touch it?
Fire damage goes beyond what is or isn't in direct contact with the flames. Carpets specifically can be severely damaged by emergency staff trampling into your home to control the fire, as well as the water and extinguishing agents sprayed throughout your home to control it. Furthermore, soot and debris can settle quickly and cross-contaminate every area of your home. Our SERVPRO team knows that these challenges exist, and we prepare for them accordingly. Our knowledge and expertise can help you make an educated decision between salvaging and removing your carpet. Some of the conditions we consider in making this call are the following:

    •    Is the backing separated from the rug due to exposure to excessive moisture?
    •    Is there discoloration on your carpet?
    •    Did soot and dust settle deep into the carpet fibers?

Answers to the questions above help guide the equipment and techniques we must apply to restore your home. As much as we try to mitigate your loss, sometimes it is safer to remove the carpet entirely than to risk leaving conditions that could threaten your health in the future.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is here to help you when disasters happen. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Mi Casa se Inundó; ¿Qué hago ahora?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Inundación en el piso de una casa. ¿Daños por inundaciones por tormentas en su casa de Salton City? Llame a SERVPRO de inmediato.

Llame a un servicio professional para eliminar el olor causado por el agua que inundo su casa de Salton City

La necesidad de limpiar después de una inundación es bastante evidente. El lodo, la suciedad y los escombros pueden estar esparcidos por su casa, y usted sabe lo que debe hacer para restaurarlo. A medida que realiza un inventario del daño y determina lo que puede conservar y lo que necesita eliminar, considere también llamar un servicio professional para garantizar que su ambiente no se haya convertido en un caldo de cultivo para las bacterias. Desinfectar y desodorizar con soluciones industriales es esencial para protegerlo de futuras complicaciones.

Cuando el daño por inundación afecta su hogar en Salton City, debe llamar a SERVPRO para que lo guíe en el proceso de restauración. Nuestros técnicos se especializan en la eliminación de agua y el saneamiento de su hogar y prestan mucha atención a las amenazas que se esconden detrás de un desastre natural. Cuando nos permite entrar a su hogar, usted cuenta con nuestra experiencia y sabiduría sobre los pasos necesarios para proteger a su familia y comenzar la reconstrucción después de la tormenta.

¿Por qué hay un mal olor en mi casa después de que se inunda?

La mayoría de las veces, el olor es consecuencia de las bacterias que invadieron su hogar. Aunado a su absorción por superficies porosas, el olor a humedad puede hacerse insoportable. En algunos casos, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO descubre que el moho ya se está formando en su hogar debido al exceso de humedad, lo cual también desprende un olor. En todos los casos, el tiempo es esencial. Cuanto más rápido elimine los rastros de la tormenta, más mitigará su pérdida. Entre los métodos utilizados por nuestro equipo para limpiar el aire y eliminar los olores residuales, podrá ver los siguientes-

  • Depuradores de aire: interactúan con las moléculas de olor y las neutralizan
  • Capsulas desodorantes: las dispersamos por su casa para contrarrestar los olores.
  • Generadores de ozono: aplican partículas eléctricas en el aire para ayudar a descomponer las moléculas de olor.

SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City es más que un equipo de limpieza. Somos líderes en abordar todos los aspectos del proceso de restauración después de una inundación. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 e invítenos a dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Do Water Restoration Companies in El Centro Offer Cleaning Services?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipoment being used in water damaged bathrooms No matter the location of your water damage, we can completely restore your home.

SERVPRO Comprehensive Cleaning Restoring Any Part of Your Property Affected by The Water Spill to Its Pre-loss State 

Various cleaning challenges can arise in your house after an incident involving water intrusion. In such a case, you might be left wondering whether you need separate service providers to handle the cleaning and the renovation of damaged areas. SERVPRO helps eliminate the dilemma for El Centro homeowners, by washing, drying, and performing other restoration processes needed at their homes.  

Which cleaning processes are typically associated with water damage?

Experienced water restoration companies operating in El Centro should be comfortable handling any cleaning exercise. Water leaks necessitate cleaning because of the soiling and deterioration of various materials. Some of the commonly needed actions include: 

  • Odor removal 
  • General upholstery and carpet cleaning 
  • Stain removal 
  • Microbial or biohazard removal  

Odors can develop because of the soils accumulating in the wet areas or microbial growth, which later results in mold development. In most cases, odors tend to be more concentrated in hidden sections of your house. The main factor that leads to smells after water intrusion is the stagnation of air or water. Stagnant air traps airborne particles like mold spores and dust, while stagnant water leads to accelerated microbial growth and, thus, a higher rate of decomposition of the surrounding materials. When our SERVPRO technicians trace all areas with hidden water and use air movers to boost air circulation in your house, it is easier to deal with any odors.  

How challenging is upholstery cleaning after water loss incidents?  

Upholstery is a general term for the soft padding and fabrics layered as covers on furniture items. Such materials include textured fabrics, silk, or leather. Each type of surface might require a unique cleaning approach, some favoring deep wetting, while others require minimal water application. Our technicians undergo regular training on upholstery cleaning standards equipping them with sufficient information on how to treat different materials.  

Naturally, dust and other loose soils tend to accumulate on the surface of items. When the spilled water splashes on the surface of such furniture, it dissolves such soils leaving the components dirtied heavily. Upholstery items also absorb significant amounts of water within a short time, which necessitates fast removal to forestall some problems, browning or dyes running, which can result in staining, discoloration, or other long-term issues.  

Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of cleaning methods to manage any cleaning challenges that arise when cleaning wet upholstery items, including: 

  • Bonnet cleaning 
  • Haitian cotton shampoo 
  • Hot water extraction 
  • Showcase   

We choose the cleaning method based on what we discover from evaluating the level of soiling and the type of material. In most cases, we choose milder cleaning approaches such as bonnet cleaning before we opt for aggressive options such as showcase.  

How common is staining after water loss incidents in properties? 

Stains commonly affect textiles, upholstery, carpets, and draperies. Various issues that develop during water loss incidents in El Centro can lead to such outcomes. For instance, metal or wooden furniture legs can stain the carpets they rest on when metal rusts or wood releases resins. Patches of discoloration can also appear on sections of the fabrics, primarily when cleaning processes utilize alkali products or bleaches. Spots can also develop when materials fade. Common reasons for fading include:  

  • Exposure to UV rays especially when sun drying items 
  • Fume fading from trapped gas in contact with fibers  

Stain prevention and removal fall within the services offered by water restoration companies. Our SERVPRO technicians combine various methods to overcome the staining problem. We try to identify all possible issues that might lead to staining immediately on arrival at the loss site. For instance, we move furniture items away from carpets to eliminate rust or resin stains. We also separate different types of items. For example, we ensure there is no direct contact between separate upholstery items or draperies to prevent dye transfer.  

In case we notice any stains on any item, we fast-track removal to prevent setting. We establish the type of soil that causes the stain and the physical properties of the affected material since some removal options can worsen the situation instead of resolving it. Spot removal helps address the specific area affected by the stain rather than attempting to clean the entire item. We apply unique stain removal products such as stain absorbing powder, Brown Out, or Rusticide to counter the effects of the soil. Regular cleaning processes such as rinsing, extracting, and neutralizing follow to finalize the process.  

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City can help you address all issues that arise after a water damage incident, “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (760) 337-5858.

Who Can Provide A Thorough Inspection After A Fire In El Centro?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Burned furniture and charred walls in black soot After a fire in your home, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

You Should Leave Clean Up To The Professionals After A Fire In El Centro

A fire in your El Centro home can leave you at a loss of what to do. Fortunately, professionals from SERVPRO are well-versed in dealing with the effects of a fire, and can make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Are Inspections Performed?

A comprehensive fire damage restoration in your El Centro home begins with a careful inspection. After SERVPRO teams have certified that the structure is in good shape, they can begin scoping out the damage to the contents of your home. This process primarily involves:

Looking for a contrast between protected surfaces and the portions exposed to residues. This can reveal the extent of the fire damage and how much work will be needed to repair the damage.
Noting the type of surface or material beneath the residues. Some types of materials may be more difficult to clean than others, and we must note this before beginning cleaning. Communicating with you, the customer, to ensure that you are aware of what we are inspecting at all times. If packing away the contents of your home is necessary, we can give you an estimate based on our inspection of your home.

What Affects The Cleanability of My Home?

There is a wide range of factors that determine how cleanable your home is after a fire. When assessing the cleanability of your home, SERVPRO technicians will take into account:

    •    The type of surface that was damaged.
    •    The age of the damaged surface.
    •    The heat of the fire.
    •    The type of material that was damaged.

These factors all affect the cleanability of your home. Once we have fully assessed the type and extent of the damage, we can begin the mitigation and restoration process.

After a fire in your home, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858. Our teams deliver prompt, professional services and are on standby 24/7.

My House Flooded and Now it Smells; What do I do?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Flooding" Storm flood damage in your Salton City home? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

Call a Professional Service to Remove the Smell Left by Flood Water in your Salton City Home.

The need to clean after a flood is pretty evident. Sludge, dirt, and debris may be strewn around your house, and you know what you need to do to restore it. As you inventory the damage and determine what you can salvage and what you need to remove, you should also consider the need for professional services to ensure your environment has not become a breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfecting and deodorizing with industrial-strength solutions is essential to protecting you from future complications.

When flood damage affects your Salton City home, you should call SERVPRO to guide you through the restoration process. Our technicians specialize in water removal and sanitation of your home and pay close attention to potential threats that are not evident to the average homeowner. When you allow us into your home, you invite the expertise and know-how necessary to protect your family and commence rebuilding after the storm.

Why does my home smell after it floods?

More often than not, the smell is a consequence of bacteria that came into your home. It is compounded by any porous surfaces that absorb water, leading to a musty smell reminding you of the flooding event. In some cases, our SERVPRO team finds mold already forming in your home due to the excess moisture, which can also create a smell. In all instances, time is of the essence. The quicker you eliminate traces of the storm, the more you mitigate your loss. Among the methods, you may see our team apply to clean your air and get rid of residual smells you may identify the following-

Air scrubbers- they interact with smell molecules and neutralize them

Deodorizing pellets- we scatter them around your home to counteract the smells

Ozone generators- they apply electrical particles in the air to help break down odor molecules

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is more than just a cleaning crew. We are leaders in addressing all aspects of the restoration process following a flood. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and invite us to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Crew member wearing protective clothing Trauma Scene cleanup often requires safety precautions for the technicians.

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 scenarios can 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 

How Can I Save Upholstery Items After Fire Damage in El Centro?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

surge protector on fire in a home Fire damage can strike and displace you and your family from your home. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage restoration in your home.

SERVPRO Can Help Perform Dry-Wet-Dry Upholstery Cleaning During Fire Restoration in Your El Centro Home

Fire can affect upholstery items in different ways, including depositing smoke residues on their surface, staining, and accumulation of a strong stench. Cleaning upholstery items can be challenging because of the assortment of materials used to make them. SERVPRO helps find the right cleaning approaches when a fire affects your El Centro property. 

What makes upholstery restoration unique?

Although the goal of performing fire restoration procedures in your El Centro home is to reinstate everything to a preloss state, it is also possible to worsen the damages. Cleaning upholstery items deemed salvageable can present unique challenges like:

  • Fabric shrinkage
  • Bleeding dyes
  • Browning
  • Mold development

What methods does SERVPRO use to address these challenges?

Most problems that develop can be traced back to the chosen cleaning process. For instance, over-wetting an item can lead to browning or even mold development if the item is not thoroughly dried. When our technicians use a unique process such as dry-wet-dry upholstery cleaning, we can restore your item without causing secondary problems. The method involves several steps, including:

  • Pretesting the textile material 
  • Applying dry solvent
  • Shampooing
  • Rinsing and extracting the cleaning solution

We use a specialized upholstery-cleaning machine, which allows for better control of the amounts of cleaning solution we apply to the item and the temperature at which we use the cleaning solution. This approach helps prevent a problem like fabric shrinkage from the use of extreme heat.

Some parts of the upholstery, such as buttons or welting, are challenging to clean since the upholstery machine loses suction power when used over such areas. Our technicians use hand cleaning over such areas for better results.

The right action can help save your valued upholstery items. Call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 to help remove any soling, "Like it never even happened."

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¿Puedo Reparar el Daño de Inundación Sin Ayuda Profesional?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Entrada de una casa totalmente inundada. SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está a su servicio si tienes daños por inundaciones.

Una Empresa Profesional de Restauración de Agua Es Su Mejor Opcion Para Reparar los Daños por Inundaciones en Brawley

Las inundaciones en su hogar pueden crear una variedad de problemas imposibles de creer.  Algunas consecuencias visibles en su casa de Brawley pueden incluir agua estancada y alfombras empapadas, pero las inundaciones son más que eso. En lugar de preguntarse si está tomando las medidas adecuadas para proteger su hogar, deje que un servicio acreditado le ayude.

En Brawley, SERVPRO es el mejor equipo para restaurar el daño por inundación. Nada prepara a los técnicos más que la experiencia combinada con una comprensión profunda de la teoría detrás del secado y la desinfección efectiva. Nuestros técnicos poseen certificaciones y practica que verifican su preparación para manejar incluso las situaciones más difíciles. Una vez que sea seguro para nosotros entrar a su hogar después de la inundación, podemos evaluar el alcance del daño y tomar las medidas apropiadas.

¿Dónde se esconde el agua después de una inundación?

El agua puede asentarse en toda su casa. Puede notar un cambio en su piso manifestado en la separación de sus componentes, o un cambio en sus rodapiés o gabinetes. También puede ver una marca en sus paredes indicando la altura del agua, pero depende de nuestros técnicos SERVPRO ayudarlo a determinar si la fundación de su casa, el ático o cavidades de la pared están en peligro después de la inundación. Cuando confirmamos la presencia de agua y exceso de humedad, pasamos a la extracción mediante la aplicación de una combinación de herramientas y técnicas especializadas que incluyen:

  • Bombas sumergibles para extraer agua estancada.
  • Bombas montadas en camiones conectadas al alcantarillado local lo cual nos permite eliminar grandes volúmenes de agua.
  • Extractores de varillas para grietas y esquinas.

A medida que nuestro equipo se mueve por su hogar, utilizamos herramientas de grado industrial para guiar nuestros esfuerzos de restauración. Nuestra atención al detalle ayuda a proteger su hogar de daños exacerbados debido al agua estancada. A medida que nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO trabajan en su hogar, levantan cuidadosamente barreras que eviten la contaminación y el deterioro innecesario.

SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está a su servicio. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos limpiar su casa hasta que quede como si nada hubiera pasado.

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Can I Repair Flood Damage in Brawley on my Own?

7/11/2020 (Permalink)

home flooded SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is at your service.

A Professional Water Restoration Company Should Address Flood Damage in Brawley

Floodwater in your home can create a variety of problems that you may not even believe. Some consequences visible in your Brawley house may include standing water and soaking carpets, but there is more to flooding than that. Rather than wonder whether you are taking appropriate action to protect your home, let a reputable service address your needs.

SERVPRO is the best at restoring flood damage in Brawley. Nothing prepares technicians more than experience in the field, combined with a deep understanding of the theory behind drying and disinfecting effectively. Our technicians hold certifications and expertise verifying their preparedness to handle even the toughest situations. Once it is safe for us to enter your home after the flood, we can make a complete assessment of the scope of the damage and take action.

Where does water hide after a flood?

Water can settle throughout your home. You may notice a change in your flooring where it detaches or in your toe-kicks or cabinets. You may also see a mark on your walls marking how high the water rose, but it is up to our SERVPRO technicians to help you determine whether your crawlspace, insulation and wall cavities are in peril following the flood. When they confirm the presence of water and excess humidity, we move to extraction by applying a combination of powerful tools and techniques including:

    •    Submersible pumps to extract standing water
    •    Truck-mounted pumps connected to local sewage to remove large volumes of water
    •    Wand extractors for crevices and corners

As our team moves through your home, we use industry-grade tools to guide our restoration efforts. Our attention to detail helps protect your home from exacerbated damage due to unattended water. As our SERVPRO technicians work in your home, they carefully add barriers to cross-contamination and unnecessary deterioration.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is at your service. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Who Can I Call for Water Restoration Services After a Water Heater Failure?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

white rusty water heater damaged Water damage woes from a heater? El Centro Property Owners Usually Call SERVPRO!

El Centro Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Offer Rapid Mitigation 24/7

Across the United States, including El Centro, an estimated 40% of homeowners have experienced home water damage. Much of this damage happens behind walls and underneath floors, which renders DIY cleanup solutions a challenge to successfully implement in full. Access to a fast-responding cleanup service is especially crucial for water heater damage, which can spill copious amounts of water in hard-to-clean areas in your home.

SERVPRO is among the premier water restoration companies in El Centro, with mitigation and restoration services available to homeowners 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This firm’s training ensures that technicians and franchise owners alike receive a comprehensive education in water damage mitigation, mold remediation, and cleaning carpet and upholstery to minimize property loss for homeowners.

Can a Water Heater Really Cause That Much Water Damage?

Water heater leaks can create large amounts of water damage in your El Centro home very quickly. These repairs can quickly become costly cleanup projects without undertaking proper precautions, maintenance procedures, and identification of problems with appliances.

  • Slow leaks might take several days to become apparent, by which time gallons of water have been unleashed into your home.
  • Even a 30-gallon tank can release thousands of gallons’ worth of water and cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair.
  • Without regular maintenance, water heaters can experience critical failures well before the eight- to 12-year service life expires.

Worried that your water heater might leak? Check for such signs as:

  • Hot water does not reach the same high temperatures that it once did.
  • Rust-colored or metallic-tasting water is coming from fixtures.
  • Your unit’s anode rod is corroded, burner units are clogged, or the tank is rusty.
  • When heating water, the appliance makes noticeable popping or cracking sounds.
  • Your water heater has a visible puddle underneath it.

To minimize your water damage risk, practice the following:

  • Flush the tank once or twice a year to remove sediments.
  • Have a licensed professional inspect and service the tank as needed yearly.
  • Replace the anode rod if it is corroded.
  • Check supply line connections and hoses regularly and replace hoses as required.
  • Keep a drip pan under the water heater to prevent damage from accumulating underneath.

When Should I Call a Water Restoration Company?

Contact a restoration company if you notice the following:

  • Wall damage. Swollen, warped, or crumbly drywall with bubbled, cracked, or peeling paint is a relatively consistent indicator of water damage. This type of structural malady typically indicates that a wall has been slowly accumulating and attempting to drain water.
  • Floor buildup. Floor damage can take many different forms depending on the materials used in your El Centro home. For example:
    • Laminate and hardwood floors can swell, warp, or even buckle
    • Grouted tiles may become loose, or the grout itself may show signs of swelling or discoloration.
    • Linoleum and vinyl flooring may begin to peel as moisture eats away at your flooring’s adhesive.

If you notice any of these signs, take a look at your subflooring as well. If water is coming from the floor, the subflooring is likely to need structural drying and microbial remediation.

  • Mold growth. Where there are heat, moisture, and organic materials, you are sure to find some kind of mold. Look for a characteristic musty odor, particularly in damp, dark areas of the home. Closets and cabinetry tend to accumulate mold quickly if they are in or near the kitchen or bathroom. Mold can grow on your property in as little as 24 hours, so do not delay if you notice it on your property.

How Does SERVPRO Prepare My Home for Water Restoration?

SERVPRO techs take several steps to mitigate water damage before restoring a property. One of the most important of these steps is structural drying.

  • Air movers are placed every 10 to 16 linear feet, or 150 to 300 square feet, of the affected area.
  • Dehumidifiers work in tandem with air movers using a variety of mechanisms, including desiccant materials and refrigerated coils.
  • Structural drying is much faster and less likely to create secondary water damage if extraction is performed first.
  • Establishing drying goals relies on making accurate calculations based on such factors as relative humidity, equilibrium moisture content for various materials, air temperature, and the area in square feet of affected space.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City can keep your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (760) 337-5858 to have a fast-responding team at your home within hours of your initial contact.

Why do SERVPRO Technicians Work so Perfectly Together as a Team on Water Damage Repair Jobs in El Centro?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Repair in El Centro

When SERVPRO receives a call about a home needing water damage repair in El Centro, all of the staff members begin working toward reaching the goals of a restored property. The ability of our employees to work in tandem with one another comes from both experience and ongoing training. Each one of us understands how the many different pieces of equipment operate, each one’s purpose, and when to use them. Our teams become very efficient.

Does Training and Experience Really Make SERVPRO’s Team that Efficient?

Training and experience do go a long way toward reaching our high level of efficiency. How office staff and crew supervisors in El Centro treat our water damage repair and restoration employees also creates a positive work environment. We have found we can expect extreme dedication to our business and our customers when our employees feel valued.

We show our employees how important they are to SERVPRO and to our customers by:
    •    Continually investing in their training
    •    Ensuring they follow safety measures to minimize their risks at each job site
    •    Including them in community activities that educate the public regarding the industry and its importance to society.

What are Other Benefits of Holding Water Damage Repair Professionals in High Regard?

When businesses treat their staff well, the turnover rate decreases. Long-term employees can help train newer ones, explaining tried and true shortcuts that achieve desired results with lowered cost, the importance of adhering to health and safety protocols, and the proper etiquette on the job site. We also expect our employees to interact with each other in a respectful way, helping others on our team grow as professionals, building their skills, and increasing their confidence in their ability to perform each new job to the customer’s satisfaction.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City performs water damage repair work from Salton City, CA, down to Calexico, CA. Contact our emergency services to get a serious situation under control by calling (760) 337-5858 as soon as possible after a pipe breaks or an appliance leaks.

¿Qué Significa una Descoloración En El Techo de Mi Negocio?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

fuga de tubería de agua debajo del techo en el interior del edificio de oficinas SERVPRO puede tener su empresa en funcionamiento en poco tiempo. No permita que una fuga de agua interrumpa su negocio.

La Decoloración en el Techo de su Negocio de El Centro Puede Señalar un Problema de Agua Severo

A menudo, los dueños de negocios en El Centro no reconocen las primeras señales de advertencia de una fuga de agua, como una factura de agua más alta. Cuando detectan decoloración en el techo, la fuga se ha convertido en un problema mayor y requiere ayuda professional. En lugar de dejarlo desatendido y esperar, tome medidas para evitar las malas consecuencias.

Puede confiarle los servicios de restauración de agua en El Centro a SERVPRO. Nuestra experiencia en entornos comerciales ayuda a guiar nuestro plan de acción con el objetivo de minimizar las interrupciones a sus operaciones diarias. A medida que nuestro equipo certificado explora su local comercial, estamos atentos a otras áreas afectadas por la filtración, anticipando complicaciones antes de que ocurran. 

¿La decoloración en el techo significa que tengo moho?

Su techo puede estar mostrando signos de daño por agua, pero eso no necesariamente equivale a la presencia de moho. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede ayudarlo a tomar esa determinación utilizando herramientas específicas de la industria para detectar la presencia de bacterias. Algunos de los indicadores de la presencia de moho se hacen evidentes cuando uno se hace las siguientes preguntas:

¿La fuga ha estado allí por mucho tiempo?

¿La decoloración tiene un olor a humedad?

¿Las manchas se ven texturizadas?

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO responde a estas preguntas y las complementa estudiando el estado general del espacio y decide los pasos a seguir. Para eliminar el moho es preciso tomar acción.  Contrario a la opinión popular, el moho crece cuando hay exceso de humedad y no se elimina a menos que sea removido. Todos los negocios están en riesgo de tener moho, no solo cuando hay falta de limpieza o se vive en algún lugar en particular. Por eso, en SERVPRO limpiamos el área a fondo y aplicamos soluciones antimicóticas aprobadas por la EPA para evitar una recurrencia. Cada paso se realiza con las mejores prácticas de la industria en mente y completamente documentado para sus registros.

La restauración del agua es esencial para prevenir el moho, pero es aún más crítica si ya hay moho presente. Independientemente de lo avanzado de su situación, SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City es su mejor recurso en este momento.  Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos trabajar con usted para dejar su negocio como si nada hubiera pasado.

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What Does Discoloration in the Ceiling Tiles in my El Centro Business Mean?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged and stained office ceiling tiles Once you notice the water damage on your ceiling, quick action is necessary. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Discoloration in the Ceiling of Your El Centro Business can Point to a Bigger Water Problem

Often business owners in El Centro fail to recognize early warning signs of a water leak, such as a slightly higher utility bill. When they detect discoloration in a ceiling tile, the leak has become a bigger problem and requires professional help. Rather than using a wait-and-see approach, take action to prevent undesirable consequences.

Water restoration services in El Centro can be entrusted to SERVPRO. Our experience in commercial settings helps guide our action plan by minimizing the disruptions to your daily operations. As our certified team explores your establishment, we are on the lookout for other areas affected by the leak, anticipating complications before they occur.

 Does discoloration in the ceiling mean I have mold?

Your ceiling may be showing signs of water damage, but that does not necessarily equate to mold. Our SERVPRO team can help you make that determination by using industry-specific tools to detect the presence of bacteria and eliminate it accordingly. Some of the indicators for mold become evident when you ask yourself the following questions:

  • Has the leak been there for a long time?
  • Does the discoloration have a musty smell?
  • Do the spots look textured?

Our SERVPRO team examines these questions along with the general state of the space and decides on the next steps. To remove mold, you need to take action.  Contrary to popular belief, it does not go away on its own, nor does it grow only if your place is dirty.  Excess humidity becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, regardless of your geographic location or cleanliness.  At SERVPRO we clean the area thoroughly and apply EPA-approved antifungal solutions to prevent a recurrence. Each step is done with industry best practices in mind and thoroughly documented for your records.

Water restoration is essential to prevent mold, but it is even more critical if it is already present. In either case, SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is your partner in this journey. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us work with you to leave your business "Like it never even happened."

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Is It Better to Remove Asbestos or Leave It?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Asbestos Warning El Centro CA Do You Think Asbestos is an Issue in Your Business or Home? Call SERVPRO Today!

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Knowledge to Perform Asbestos Abatement in Your El Centro Home

Asbestos was widely used in homes and commercial properties from the 1930s until the 1970s. If your structure got built during that time frame, chances are good; there may be asbestos-containing elements in various places unless a previous professional abatement has occurred. The general rule from the EPA is to leave any materials that contain asbestos alone unless you are making upgrades to your home that have the potential to disturb the asbestos or otherwise release it into the air. 

Can SERVPRO Perform Asbestos Abatement Safely?

One of the most common scenarios for needing asbestos abatement in an El Centro home is the updating of a room in an older home. Asbestos can be present in

  • Vintage floor tiles and adhesives
  • Older sheetrock
  • In the duct and pipe insulation
  • Old insulation such as Vermiculite 

The Abatement Process Requires Detailed Attention 

People frequently use encapsulants to seal the asbestos, but these applications only work as long as the seal holds, and eventually, it may need removal. The technicians contain an area with asbestos before the removal process begins to inhibit the potential for any cross-contamination from occurring. Standard methods of containment are:

  • The use of polyethylene film sealed with duct tape around the work site
  • Negative air pressure machines fitted with HEPA filters to capture and port away any airborne particulate during the abatement while delivering fresh air into the work area
  • Sealing off of vents in the room

Can a Vacuum with HEPA Filtration Remove Asbestos?

SERVPRO technicians have both handheld and larger-sized vacuums with HEPA filtration to clean up debris and trap particles as diverse as soot and dried mold colonies. They are not safe for the removal of asbestos. It requires a specialized class H vacuum designed for cleaning up during and after the removal of the asbestos materials.

Safety First During the Abatement of Asbestos

When SERVPRO handles the removal of asbestos, they prioritize safety for all and follow the law. The chief hazard in asbestos is the mineral Chrysotile, a fibrous substance that can be harmful when it becomes airborne and gets aspirated or ingested. For this reason, along with containment, the techs wear head-to-toe PPE gear, including respirators.

There are different methods for handling removal, and it depends on whether the asbestos is friable or non-friable. If it can crumble easily and visibly white and powdery, it is friable. Non-friable asbestos is within other materials, and unless cut, sanded, or sawed, it does not tend to become airborne.

Replacement and Repair of Removed Building Materials

When asbestos-containing things get removed from a home, there are often needed repairs. With their general contractor license #CSLB: 978462, SERVPRO can go directly from the abatement process into any needed reconstruction to ensure the home gets returned to its preloss condition and is ready for safe habitation. 

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 can handle the safe asbestos abatement in your home. Our technicians have extensive training in the mitigation and disposal of biohazard materials, call today.

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Who Can I Call for Large-Scale Biohazard Cleanup in El Centro?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

yellow crime scene barricade tape crisscrossing on faded background If your commercial space is facing the aftermath of a crime scene, it’s time to contact the certified team at SERVPRO. We are here 24/7.

Depend on SERVPRO for Highly-Skilled and Certified Technicians to Mitigate and Remediate El Centro Commercial Biohazard Contamination

A range of different events can reveal biohazard contamination in your El Centro commercial building. Trauma and crime scenes can be emotionally searing, horrific ways to compel immediate development of biohazard remediation plans from a business owner. The long-term and silent presence of dangerous building materials can become current and urgent issues when discovered during routine maintenance, cleaning, remodeling, or during a response to an unrelated disaster, such as water 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, biohazard cleanup falls to El Centro 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 death is the underlying event, we thoroughly clean up, disinfect, and deodorize in El Centro for the following contaminants:

  • Blood
  • Tissues
  • 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 filters for capture. Our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent tracking the biohazards into other areas of your business.

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 / 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

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in El Centro, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City today at (760) 337-5858 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why Should I Call for Professional Water Removal Services in El Centro?

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Prompt Water Removal to Bring Your El Centro Interior Back to Normal Faster

Having a pipe burst out of the blue sends a massive amount of water out into your home in minutes. Not only is there the initial shock and panic to deal with, but you also have the stress of trying to shut off the water and make sure that you can salvage your belongings. Hiring the experts in the field of water removal and restoration allows you to breathe a sigh of relief, feeling confident that everything will be taken care of quickly and efficiently.

What Do Skilled Technicians Do to Remove the Water?

For our cleanup and removal efforts to be successful, it requires proper equipment. When you call SERVPRO for water removal in El Centro, we come to your home with industrial-strength tools, equipment, and cleaning agents to facilitate the job. Some of the tools that we use most often include:

    •    Pumps to help remove water from your interior. We have submersible pumps as well as truck-mounted extractors that have the ability to handle thousands of gallons of water and debris.
    •    Light wands to remove water from your carpeting, as well as the carpet pad below.
    •    Moisture detection tools that allow us to find hidden moisture where water may have migrated.
    •    EPA-registered cleaning and sanitizing agents that we apply to various surfaces to inhibit bacterial and microorganism growth.

Our team of skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) can be on the scene and ready to start working in as little as four hours. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! This gives you the peace of mind you need in knowing that your home and daily routine can get back to normal quickly.

Call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City today at (760) 337-5858, and we can deploy a team to your location to start the water removal assessment.

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Donde Puedo Conseguir El Equipo Necesario Para Secar mi Casa?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Camión verde de SERVPRO esta afuera Cada vehículo en nuestra flota verde está equipado con equipos para restaurar su hogar.

Los Residentes de El Centro Deben Comunicarse con SERVPRO Para Secar Sus Hogares Después de un Incidente de Agua

Los proyectos de manualidades están de moda entre los propietarios de casa. Es fácil encontrar materiales y tutoriales para lograr resultados hermosos, desde arreglar su jardín hasta agregar elementos de decoración a su sala de estar. La información y los recursos están disponibles para todos los que deseamos embellecer nuestras casas. Sin embargo, cuando una tubería se filtra a su comedor o cocina, debe cambiar su enfoque para encontrar un equipo professional que lo ayude a restaurar su hogar.

Para SERVPRO en El Centro, la restauración de daños por agua es nuestra especialidad. Nuestro personal entrena para manejar trabajos de todos los tamaños, y sabemos qué equipo y solución aplicar a su hogar para lograr el éxito. Cuando usted decide remediar la situación sin ayuda professional corre el riesgo de dejar un exceso de humedad en su hogar, lo que luego puede convertirse en un problema de moho y bacterias en un futuro. Esta es una situación en la que la opinión experta es muy valiosa.

¿Es suficiente un deshumidificador para restaurar el daño causado por el agua?

Nuestros técnicos SERVPRO llegan a su hogar con varias opciones para extraer agua. El uso de deshumidificadores es una de esas opciones, pero no es la única solución para todas las circunstancias. Por el contrario, llevamos a cabo una evaluación exhaustiva de todas las áreas bajo el agua y utilizamos nuestras herramientas de medición industrial para comprender el alcance del problema. En nuestra evaluación, podemos encontrar agua escondida detrás de los gabinetes, dentro de las cavidades de las paredes y debajo de su piso. Para manejar el exceso de humedad, podemos usar una combinación de los siguientes para restablecer los niveles de humedad a la normalidad.

  • Deshumidificadores
  • Bombas montadas en camiones
  • Tecnología de secado Injecti-dry

Hay muchas maneras de restaurar su hogar después de una emergencia. Debe confiar en nuestro conocimiento y experiencia para que su hogar vuelva a la normalidad lo antes posible.

Llame a SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City al (760) 337-5858 cuando nos necesite. Estamos a su servicio las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, por lo que no se pierde tiempo crucial. Como usted, queremos dejar su casa, como si nada hubiera pasado.

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Where Can I Find Equipment to Dry My El Centro Home?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage on wall Water leaks can cause mold damage.

El Centro Residents Should Contact SERVPRO to Dry Their Homes After a Water Incident 

Do-it-yourself projects are trendy among homeowners. It is easy to find supplies and tutorials to achieve beautiful results, from sprucing up your yard to adding farmhouse chic decor elements. Information and resources are readily available to all of us who wish to beautify our homes. However, when a pipe leaks into your living room or kitchen, you should shift your approach to finding a professional crew to help restore your home. 

In El Centro, water damage restoration is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our crew trains to handle jobs of all sizes, and we know which equipment and solution to apply to your home to achieve a successful project. By relying on your research and equipment, you run the risk of leaving excess moisture lingering in your home, which can later become a problem in the form of mold infestation or other manifestations. Now is the moment to let the experts handle your needs. 

Is a dehumidifier enough to restore water damage? 

Our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home with several options to extract water. Using dehumidifiers is one of those options, but it is is not a one-size-fits-all situation. On the contrary, we conduct a thorough assessment of all areas underwater and use our industrial measuring tools to understand the extent of the problem. In our assessment, we may find water hiding behind cabinets, within wall cavities, and under your flooring. To handle excess moisture, we may use one or a combination of the following to restore humidity levels to normal: 

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Truck-mounted pumps
  • Injectidry technology 

There are many ways for us to restore your home after the emergency. You need to place your trust in our knowledge and expertise so your home can get back to normal as soon as possible. 

Call SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City at (760) 337-5858 whenever you need us. We are available 24/7, so no time is wasted. Like you, we want to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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My El Centro Home Has Flood Damage, What Steps Should I Take?

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs loading restoration equipment into SERVPRO vehicle Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to restore your home.

Call an El Centro Flood Damage Restoration Company to Help You Bring Things Back to Normal

Floodwater may have entered your El Centro residence after heavy rainfall. This water is unsafe since it can pick anything in its path as it travels over roads and yards. Flood damage is something you should take seriously, and it is better to hire SERVPRO franchise professionals because we can extract water safely and correctly.

What Precautions Should I Take After My El Centro Home is Flooded?

The process of cleaning up your flooded home can be scary. However, before you think about restoring your flood damaged El Centro home, it is vital to take some precautions to protect yourself from germs, diseases, and other hazards. They include:

  • Avoid entering your home until it is safe to do so.
  • Wear personal protective gear like rubber boots, face mask, and hand gloves to prevent contact with contaminated water.
  • Notify a family member or close friend that you are okay and are returning to your home to assess the damage.
  • Look out for electrical or gas damage.
  • Dispose of household chemicals correctly.
  • Check to see if flooding contaminated your water supply.
  • Discard contaminated foods.
  • Document the damage you come across.
  • Inform your flood insurance company about the incident and share the documentation related to flood damage with it.

What Can Happen After My El Centro Property Floods?

Some parts of your home are more susceptible to flood damage than others. Examples include the flooring, foundation walls, and internal walls. Components of your house laid beneath or on the ground can sustain significant damage after a flooding incident. Severe weather conditions, like strong winds, affect other structures. Floodwater can also ruin drywall, causing it to sag and disintegrate. Paint bubbles and peeling can appear as the water wicks up the drywall. After that, the water can saturate the insulation behind the drywall.

If water remains in your property for a long time, wood structures can begin to swell. The glue that holds your particleboard bathroom and kitchen cabinets can dissolve, and they may crumble. Wood exposed to water for a long period can rot. Water can also short out electrical systems, leading to shock and fire hazards as well as damage to electronic equipment.

Why Should I Hire SERVPRO to for El Centro Flood Cleanup?

Dealing with El Centro flood cleanup on your own can be a stressful experience. Hiring inexperienced persons to handle flood damage can also be dangerous because they may miss potentially hazardous problems and worsen the situation. The water that wicks up behind a wall and under the floors can cause mold growth and other issues. You should trust our technicians to restore your home because of the following reasons:

  • Hazardous water – Floodwater may bring sewage with harmful viruses, bacteria, and dangerous chemicals into your home. Every part of your house that comes into contact with the floodwater needs correct remediation, ensuring that contaminated waste cannot come into contact with unaffected areas or become airborne.
  • Structural problems – Flood damage can cause severe structural issues if you do not handle the drying process properly. We can dry affected areas that are out of view or replace them with structurally sound materials.
  • Mold infestation – Mold begins growing in water-damaged properties after 24 to 48 hours. Different kinds of mold exist, and some are more harmful than others. Mold can cause health effects for family members. Our team is trained to handle the flood damage and has the appropriate protective gear, cleaning supplies, and equipment to remedy the issue quickly.
  • We have been in business for many years and therefore understand flood damage restoration fully. Our company is licensed and insured and can do everything it takes to restore your house to its original condition.

How Do You Restore an El Centro Flooded House?

The methods we use to restore a flooded house differ based on various factors like the size of the house, and the extent of the damage. The steps to restoring your home include:

  • Extracting water– Our SERVPRO team can use high-pressure pumps to remove the water from floors.
  • Containing the affected area - The purpose of containment is to prevent contaminants from spreading into uncontaminated areas, managing airflow from clean to contaminated areas, and protecting the workers and occupants of a building from being exposed to pollutants.
  • Removing non-salvageable items and building materials
  • Spraying anti-microbial solutions to the affected areas

After removing the water, we set up the drying equipment in a specific pattern that creates an efficient drying system for a house. We use air moving equipment to increase air circulation so that your home can dry faster. Our team also uses dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from the air. We also locate excess water using specialized devices like moisture meters, hygrometers, and thermal imaging cameras. We always seek to create a balanced drying system, meaning that the dehumidifiers can remove all the moisture that air movers are putting in. Having a balanced drying system helps prevent secondary damage and allows for rapid drying to occur.

As the equipment removes moisture and controls humidity levels, we monitor the process every day. Our SERVPRO team creates a drying goal. This goal indicates the conditions that materials and contents should display after we restore them to their preloss dryness.

If you have a flood damage emergency, contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City for help. We also offer flood restoration services to the residents of Salton City, Brawley, and Calexico. Our 24-hour helpline is (760) 337-5858.

Am I Required to Contact Outside Help for a Biohazardous Cleanup?

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO service vehicle parked The Answer to Safe and Effective Biohazardous Cleanups in El Centro Commercial Buildings--Is Parked Right Here!

El Centro Business Biohazard Cleanup Is One of Our SERVPRO Specialties

Your El Centro hotel and event center welcomes guests visiting from across the country. It is also the venue for celebrations and meetings for residents and businesses. When a sewer backs up into the bathrooms serving meetings or ballrooms, you need fast and efficient biohazard mitigation from trained and certified professionals. This biohazard is a situation beyond the capacity of your regular cleaning and housekeeping staff, but we are available to assist 24/7.

How Dangerous Is Biohazardous Waste?

When a sewer line backs up, you face many challenges in your El Centro hotel. Biohazard cleanup must commence as soon as possible because of the human waste, which can contain a wide range of blood, urine, and fecal-borne pathogens. The water and debris it contains need containment, removal, and then disposal following local health codes and hazardous waste regulations.

SERVPRO managers and technicians are highly proficient in the biohazard cleanup industry’s best practices adhering to EPA and OSHA guidelines. Our employees hold the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple specialties that support our efficient management of a contaminated site. When we arrive at your business, a seasoned crew chief assesses the situation and creates a project plan to rid the space of the hazardous waste safely and rapidly.

We set up a containment area, often sealing the affected space off with heavy plastic sheeting and the use of a negative pressure air scrubbing system. Any airborne pathogens disturbed during the cleanup are trapped in HEPA filters as the atmosphere inside the containment is vented to the outside.

Our technicians don personal protective equipment (PPE) for their health and to ensure that waste materials are not tracked through other areas in your hotel. SERVPRO’s green service vehicles stock the equipment needed to suction up the mess and secure it in containers for appropriate disposal.

Our technicians employ EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants to scrub infected surfaces and treat them with antimicrobial agents to inhibit any mold growth or further damage. SERVPRO deodorization technicians use a variety of methods and equipment to eliminate any noxious smells remaining after the cleanup.
SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City commits to meeting or exceeding your expectations when resolving a biohazard crisis. Call (760) 337-5858 with confidence. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Quién Invitó a las Aguas Negras en Tu Casa en El Centro?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Agua que fluye a través de las puertas de una propiedad inundada. SERVPRO estar aqui por su hogar y trabajaremos día y noche para restaurarlo.

Cuando el Agua Biopeligrosa Ingrese a su Hogar de El Centro, Llame a SERVPRO Para Realizar la Limpieza

Sorprendentemente, nuestro sistema de alcantarillado no es infalible. En esta época, donde parece que estamos tan avanzados en términos de tecnología, solo se necesita una ruptura en una tubería de alcantarillado para permitir que la contaminación y los desechos lleguen a su hogar. El problema se vuelve aún más dramático cuando comunidades enteras sufren consecuencias, y el daño por inundación se convierte en la norma para todos los hogares. Las bacterias y los microorganismos viven dentro de las aguas negras, y todos esos microbios se convierten en parte de su ecosistema tan pronto como ocurre el incidente. Recurrir a un equipo professional es su mejor opción para proteger su hogar.

Si su casa en El Centro tiene daños por inundación y se pregunta por qué SERVPRO es su mejor recurso, debe comunicarse con nuestra línea disponible 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, y obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios. Nuestros técnicos poseen certificaciones que verifican su experiencia en materia de eliminación de agua y saneamiento de su hogar. Cuando llegamos y utilizamos nuestro equipo de protección personal para evitar riesgos innecesarios, evaluamos el daño y tomamos las medidas adecuadas. Eliminar elementos como muebles tapizados, cortinas y alfombras, es crucial para detener la diseminación de bacterias en su hogar, y nuestro equipo está listo para dar ese paso.

Algunos aspectos de su hogar, como paredes y pisos, no son tan fáciles de descartar. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO analiza la constitución de cada material de construcción y lo desinfecta de la manera correspondiente. Ocasionalmente, los compuestos como “dry-wall” e insulación deben reemplazarse por completo para su seguridad. En esos casos, nuestro personal trabaja diligentemente con usted para preparar su hogar para la llegada de los contratistas. Cuando la determinación de lo que es recuperable es menos clara, proporcionamos opiniones expertas sobre el costo de restaurar un artículo versus su costo de reemplazo. Nuestra experiencia es crítica en su toma de decisiones y en mitigar su pérdida. Cuando quiere un trabajo a cabalidad, puede confiar en nuestro personal experto.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City es miembro de la comunidad, al igual que usted. Entendemos el panorama y el impacto que un evento de una inundación puede tener en el sustento de nuestros amigos y vecinos. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 para trabajos grandes y pequeños. Al igual que usted, queremos asegurarnos de que su hogar se vea como si nunca hubiera pasado. 

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Do You Need Assistance With Preventative Cleaning?

4/5/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of El Centro is Equipped to Help

El Centro is the largest city in the Imperial Valley and we are a hub of business and social activity.  It’s only reasonable that people begin to worry about the possibility of illness spreading in our community. It can cause concern in anyone, but especially those working in necessary service-jobs and at a business that remains open.

So, how can SERVPRO of El Centro help to provide preventative cleaning

  • We offer advanced cleaning techniques that deliver wet mists and wet fog applications to hard to reach locations. We also have advanced HEPA air cleaning technology. Of course, we also provide the cleaning of touchpoint and surfaces as suggested by the SDC and California and county agencies. 
  • Our mitigation/restoration personnel are highly trained in biohazard cleaning.  They have completed certification training programs and understand CDC, EPA and OSHA protocols concerning bacteria, viruses, and microbial cleaning.
  • We live and work in this area and have a desire to help our community defend our families, friends, business acquaintances, and neighbors against the spread of infection from this virus. 

If you are concerned about the safety of your workplace, or even your home, please contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City by phoning (760) 337-5858. We're here to help you, 24/7. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Who Let Sewage Into Your Home?

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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When Biohazardous Water Backs Up into Your El Centro Home--Call SERVPRO for Clean Up

Surprisingly, our sewage system is not infallible. In this day and age, where we seem to be light years ahead in terms of technology, it only takes a rupture in a sewer pipe to allow pollution and waste to make its way into your home. The problem becomes even more dramatic when whole communities suffer consequences, and flood damage becomes the norm for all households. Bacteria and microorganisms live within floodwater, and they all become part of your ecosystem as soon as the water incident happens. Resorting to a professional team is your best option in protecting your home.

Is There Help for Decontamination and Cleanup?

If your home in El Centro has flood damage and you wonder why SERVPRO is your best resource, you need to contact our 24/7 hotline and learn more about our services. Our technicians hold certifications that verify their expertise in matters of water removal and sanitizing your home. As we arrive and use our personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent unnecessary risks, we assess the damage and take appropriate action. Removing elements such as furniture with upholstery, curtains, and carpets is crucial to stopping the dissemination of bacteria throughout your home, and our team is ready to take that step.

Some aspects of your home, such as walls and flooring, are not as easy to discard. Our SERVPRO team looks at the constitution of each building material and disinfects it accordingly. Occasionally, composites such as drywall or sheetrock, and insulation need to be replaced entirely for your safety. In those instances, our staff works diligently with you to prepare your home for contractors. When the determination of what is salvageable is less precise, we provide educated opinions on the cost of restoring an item or area versus its replacement cost. Our expertise is critical in your decision-making and in mitigating your loss. When the job to be thorough and complete, you can rely on our knowledgeable staff.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is a member of the community, just like you are. We understand the landscape and impact a water event can have on the livelihood of our friends and neighbors. Call us at (760) 337-5858 for jobs big and small. Just like you, we want to make sure your home looks, "Like it never even happened."

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

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Gabinetes de cocina dañados por un fuego. Simplemente llámenos al (760) 205-3044 y deje que nuestros expertos salgan de su casa, "Como si nunca hubiera pasado".

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. 

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We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your El Centro Home After A Flood

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Four of our green dry machines drying the flood damage in this room Our air movers along with our dehumidification equipment quickly lowers the humidity to avoid further damage to the property.

Flood Damage In El Centro Could Be Caused By Contaminated Moisture

During this time of year, storms can blow into the El Centro region and cause high-speed winds and excessive amounts of rainfall to riddle your neighborhood. When the rain accumulates outside of your house, it can cause muddy H2O to enter your structure. When the water is murky, there is a good chance it is contaminated so it gets classified as a category three problem that is treated the same as sewage backups.

Whenever the source of your flood damage situation in El Centro is muddy or "black" water, our SERVPRO technicians follow a standard set of procedures to mitigate issues so that the contamination does not spread across your building. The first step we take is to protect the building occupants from the contaminated H2O by evacuating you and your family and equipping our workers with personal protection equipment. Next, we establish engineering controls by setting up a containment chamber with a HEPA air scrubber so that contaminants cannot spread to previously unaffected areas of your structure.

After the worksite is deemed safe and the affected areas get properly contained, our SERVPRO crew can begin removing and disposing of unsalvageable building materials and contents. During category three problems, most porous materials that got saturated with contaminated moisture must be removed and replaced. In some situations, we can save affected items that have non-porous surfaces by cleaning and decontaminating them.

To start, our SERVPRO team can use a vacuum equipped with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air or HEPA filter to suck up any loose dirt or drywall debris. Next, we clean all of the affected materials with an industrial water-based cleaning solution using a rag. However, since decontamination cannot take place through cleaning procedures alone, we then take further steps to decontaminate the affected items. This next step can involve applying an antimicrobial and antibacterial chemical product such as sporicidin. We accomplish storm damage decontamination by putting the product in a pump sprayer and spraying it onto the contaminated surfaces.

If you ever notice muddy, contaminated H2O coming into your house after a rainstorm, it is wise to call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 immediately. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire In Your El Centro Home

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and let our experts leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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 damage can be disruptive, but you can control the extent of the damage with well-designed restoration techniques. SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City 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.”

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When Water Damages Warehouses in El Centro

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in commercial property No matter the scope of your water loss, SERVPRO can restore your property.

Precautions for Water Removal in El Centro Warehouses 

As the owner of a bustling El Centro warehouse, you handle the goods for your company in a steady stream of incoming and outgoing orders. As highly tuned as this procedure has become over the years of operation, disasters can still occur that limit the production of your facility and can potentially damage these stored wares. In addition to the threat standing water presents to stocked boxes and pallets, several other concerns exist regarding extraction. 

Water removal for your El Centro warehouse is a critical mitigation element when our SERVPRO team first arrives at your facility. However, extraction and other relative emergency services can create unexpected hazards. Anticipating these setbacks to the restoration process can help our team to return your building to the preloss condition efficiently. 

Structural Weaknesses 

The presence of excessive water in the offices and non-open-air areas of the warehouse can compromise the structural integrity of exposed materials. Absorption into ceiling and wall materials can lead to these surfaces becoming too heavy to and collapsing. Flooring other than the finished concrete throughout most of the facility can also be a point of concern for overexposure and weakening. 

Slips and Fall Hazards  

Though the extraction process is one of the primary focuses of the SERVPRO team responding to the water loss, finished concrete flooring and other smooth surfaces can make slipping and falling easy. Whether these are employees still attempting to work around the worsening water loss or our responding technicians, careful extraction and drying can limit the potential slip hazards. 


When material removal is necessary for effective extraction and evaporative drying techniques, hidden asbestos-containing products can get uncovered and disturbed with controlled demolition techniques. Given the severity of these concerns and any exposure to fibers circulating in the environment, our SERVPRO abatement team can remove these threats appropriately. 

Removing standing water from areas of your warehouse should happen as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team can arrive with premier water removal tools, but also a working knowledge of the best solutions to address potential problems as they arise. Give us a call anytime at (760) 337-5858. 

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El Calor No Es Suficiente Para Remover Las Aguas Estancadas

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Dos motores verde de aire en una pequeña habitación. Confíe a nosotros y nuestro equipo para deshacerse de todo tipo de daños causados por el agua.

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."

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We Are The Best Choice For Your El Centro Fire Damage Restoration

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

A burnt kitchen stovetop after a fire We will respond quickly to your fire damage emergency. Our experts have the equipment, training, and experience to restore your home.

The Convenience of Professional Fire Damage Restoration in El Centro

There is nothing convenient about fire damage loss. The cleanup and restoration process that follows can be tiresome. Hiring a professional restoration team such as SERVPRO can help ease the burden by handling the wide variety of tasks needed to return the property to its preloss state.

Proper Disposal

It is common for debris and other wastes to accumulate at the loss site after fire damage in El Centro. Although removing such materials from the property is difficult, proper disposal can prove even more problematic. Wastes range from large solid items, liquids, and even hazardous materials. Disposal challenges can range from separating these materials, packaging them, transporting them, or finding suitable disposal grounds. Our SERVPRO technicians have various resources to help overcome these challenges. We have the equipment to chop down larger items, facilitating easier removal. We also bring packaging materials such as heavy-duty plastic bags and trashcans to the loss site easing collection and sorting of waste materials.

Health Protection

Fires are known to cause injuries or other health problems if they occur when the property is occupied. However, even after they are extinguished, the damage left can have adverse effects on those who venture into the property. When our SERVPRO crews handle the restoration of your fire-damaged property, we take steps that ensure your wellbeing is protected. A step such as ventilation of the affected area using axial air movers helps remove suspended particulate matter in the air that can cause respiratory issues if left unchecked. We also check or replace power cables since heat can melt the insulators leading to short circuits.

Restoring comfort

In addition to the physical fire damage left by the fire, other problems develop that reduce the level of comfort in the fire-damaged property. The bad odor emanating from charred materials, and the smoke residue is one such problem. Our SERVPRO technicians take steps to deodorize the property removing or masking unpleasant smells to ensure a comfortable stay. Processes such as ULV and thermal fogging help ensure the deodorizers reach all the areas.

Restoring a fire-damaged property to its preloss state is a great achievement. Call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 to help fix the damage, "Like it never even happened."

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Heat is Not Enough to Remove Standing Water

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water on floor under door Water damage in your El Centro home? Call the professionals at (760) 337-5858. We are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Has The Tools and Skill to Properly and Effectively Remove Standing Water from Your El Centro Home

When you think about your home being on the receiving end of a water event, you may picture the devastation of flash floods, where debris and sludge make its way through your home.  As overwhelming and real as this threat can be, in reality, you may face water damage from a smaller source that still leaves you in need of a professional team to sort it out. Even a slight leak can cause tremendous damage if the water is left standing for a significant amount of time. 

If water removal services are needed for your El Centro home, you can count on SERVPRO to guide you through the restoration process and leave your home in top shape.  Many homeowners do not realize that water can wreak havoc on the structural elements of your home, even when it is not the result of a torrential stream.  The increase in moisture levels can seep into your building materials, including floors and walls, and compromise their integrity. This is particularly true for hardwood floors and other organic and porous materials that absorb the added humidity and end up warping or buckling under the new environment.  If this is the case in your home, our technicians know how to address the issue to minimize the damage. We are proud to boast certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which implies a theoretical framework to shape our action plan and achieve optimal results.

Excess humidity is not as simple as it sounds.  The average homeowner typically attempts to dry the area with space heaters and fans, but that may not be enough.  On the contrary, excessive water removal may cause other problems in your home. Whereas evaporation is key to the process, it is not an aggressive process. Instead, our SERVPRO crews take a gradual approach utilizing advanced techniques to set up the heating elements that encourage drying in a specific area while protecting the rest of your home.  By using industry-specific measuring tools, we monitor moisture levels until they reach the optimal reading for your home. Our methodical approach sets us up for success and lets us preserve your floors and walls as much as possible.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is akin to professional help when you most need it.  Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us apply our knowledge and expertise for your benefit.  Together, we can work to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO uses Dehumidifiers to Dry Your El Centro Home

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO dehumidifier in water damaged room This is one of our low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers that we use to speed the drying process.

Dehumidifiers Play A Role in Water Removal in El Centro

Several different mishaps can cause building materials and contents inside your house in El Centro to get wet. Once items in your home start retaining moisture, it is wise to get water removal conducted by professional restoration technicians such as SERVPRO. The first step we take is to extract any H2O present while it is still a liquid. Once the moisture spreads across your structure, it starts to soak into your possessions and structural components.

After we extract your house during the water removal process in El Centro, our SERVPRO technicians then begin the applied structural drying or ASD process. During this phase, we attempt to create an environment inside your house that speeds up the natural evaporation and drying process. We can often accomplish establishing such an atmosphere by setting up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. We place air movers so that they push air towards your wet walls at a 45-deree angle and create circulation in a counterclockwise motion. The dehumidifiers then work towards pulling moisture from the air and dispensing it into a liquid while exhausting out warm, dry air to be used in the circulation created by the air movers.

Dehumidifiers create dry air that gets pushed towards wet surfaces so that the air acts like a sponge and speeds up evaporation. We always set up the dehumidifiers towards the center of the water damaged area. We then make sure the drain hose on the machines is clear and appropriately secured.

When operating a dehumidifier, we make sure that air movers are not pushing air directly onto the coils. We also make sure to shut all of your doors and windows because dehumidifiers work best in enclosed areas. The process works by the machines drawing wet air across cooler metal coils. Once the wet air hits the cold coils, condensation occurs, and the water turns back into a liquid.

If you ever notice wet building materials or contents inside your residence, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Causing Smoke Odors in Your Brawley Home

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of a home. Fire damage can take over your Brawley home, let SERVPRO put a stop to the smoke.

Brawley let us stop the damage from fire damage.

Having a fire in your home, no matter the size, tends to have a significant impact. The smell of smoke permeates through your entire home, and it can be very daunting. It is crucial to attack the smoke vapors at the source so that you do not have to endure the lingering malodor of smoke in your home for days and weeks to come. 

If you have fire damage in your Brawley home, the restoration specialists at SERVPRO understand the importance of dealing with the loss quickly and effectively. Our goal is to restore your home to preloss condition, intending to make it "Like it never even happened." 

After SERVPRO technicians remove damaged contents from your home and deal with any potentially dangerous structural damage, their next most significant challenge is to remove smoke odor from the house. Deodorization often needs a combination of techniques for the successful removal of the offensive smell. There are typically three phases of odor control after removing the source of the odor.  

Containing the odor is the first phase. The goal is to block more odor molecules from vaporizing into the air by spraying a chemical deodorizer, like Smoke Deodorizer #302, onto the source of the odor. The spray creates a barrier that stops or slows down odor molecules from vaporizing into the air. 

Vapor odor control is the second phase. The goal here is to counteract any vapors in the air, that managed to escape before containment, by applying products that release deodorant vapors into the air within the home. These products attack the odors before detection by smell.

Thermal fogging is the third phase of odor control. Fogging requires that residents, pets, and animals vacate the structure for safety purposes. The solvent-based deodorants dispense through thermal fogging equipment passing through a heated area, causing combustion. It breaks down the deodorants into microscopic particles that reach into even the smallest of spaces and attack the malodor vapors at the molecular level. SERVPRO technicians air out the home, and when it is comfortable to breathe, residents may return. 

Knowledgeable SERVPRO technicians combine all three phases of odor removal to ensure no lingering smells remain after a fire. As the temperature fluctuates, particularly in the warm summer months, remaining odors may release back into the environment, in which case part of the process may need repeating. 

Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 anytime, every day of the year, for assistance. 

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Restaurar Después de Una Inundación Es Mucho Mas Que Una Limpieza En El Centro

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Dos piezas de equipo verde en un pasillo de una casa. ¡Confíe en la compañía con la tecnología y el equipo para restaurar su hogar del daño del agua!

Nuestro Equipo Tiene Lo Necesario Para Restaurar el Daño del Agua

Los aguaceros torrenciales pueden no ser la norma durante esta época del año, pero los patrones climáticos continúan sorprendiéndonos cada año. Tanto las empresas como los propietarios de viviendas sienten las consecuencias de los fenómenos meteorológicos inesperados, y la preparación es fundamental para mitigar su daño. Cuando considera escenarios de daños por incendio o inundación, es esencial considerar no solo los preparativos de emergencia, sino también los mejores servicios a los que recurrir una vez que comience la fase de restauración. Identificar compañías de renombre antes que la emergencia ocurra le permite ahorrar tiempo y dinero cuando necesite restaurar su hogar a su estado original.

Cuando su emergencia es un daño por inundación en El Centro, SERVPRO es una parte esencial de su plan de restauración. Nuestro equipo está disponible 24/7 para llegar a su hogar y evaluar el daño. Nuestro objetivo es hacer que su hogar vuelva a su estado original y, al mismo tiempo, minimizar su costo en tiempo y dinero. Las inundaciones implican peligros específicos para su salud debido a las bacterias que transportan a su hogar. Con esto en mente, identificamos y eliminamos rápidamente los elementos que absorbieron microorganismos para evitar su proliferación en su hogar. Las mejores prácticas de la industria guían nuestros pasos y nos permiten eliminar los elementos y materiales contaminados según las recomendaciones y regulaciones ambientales.

A medida que avanzamos en limpiar y desinfectar su hogar, tenemos en cuenta la coordinación de los servicios que necesita como propietario. Cuando ocurren emergencias, es posible que deba involucrar a los ajustadores de seguros, contratistas y otras entidades locales para completar el proceso de restauración. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO está listo para ayudarlo en este proceso para que su hogar vuelva a la normalidad lo antes posible. Con este fin, documentamos cuidadosamente nuestros pasos y el alcance del trabajo para que pueda usarlo como referencia según sea necesario.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City es mucho más que un servicio de limpieza. Los propietarios de viviendas pueden confiar en nosotros para ser sus socios en todos los aspectos restauración de daños por agua. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 incluso antes de que ocurra la emergencia para que sepan cómo juntos podemos dejar su casa, como que nada hubiera pasado.

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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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Cómo Debo Atacar los Peligro Biológicos?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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 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.
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 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.
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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El Centro Asbestos Abatement for Commercial Property Needed? Contact SERVPRO a Leader in Safe Removal

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Visual Photo of a SERVPRO Vehicle SERVPRO Provides CA Properties in El Centro with a Premier Asbestos Abatement Service

Discovering Asbestos During Renovation of Your El Centro Office

At one time, asbestos was so prevalent in home and business construction that it could get found in every area of the property, including flooring, plasters, insulation, roofing felt and more areas of El Centro structures. While it took decades for California and other states to recognize the risks of these materials in area construction, the heavy use of the product makes it a substantial threat for homeowners and business owners even today. During renovations, especially, the possibility of encountering asbestos-laden materials increases significantly.

While you might not have thought of SERVPRO for the renovation needs that you have, you can consider us a knowledgeable force in asbestos abatement for El Centro structures. We become certified through the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and our experience and work get tested by the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA.) It is important to note that all contractors must produce a contactor license number and Cal/OSHA registration number to legally advertise or perform most asbestos abatement and removal tasks for your business.
The risks of airborne fibers that can damage respiratory systems when exposed to asbestos materials remain minimal without agitating or moving these materials and components. Once disturbed, the hazardous fibers can circulate throughout the office building and be a substantial challenge to remove. Once these threats get discovered, you should notify licensed professionals like our SERVPRO team to help. Not only can our professionals safely discard asbestos-laden materials according to strict California regulations, but we can also minimize the impact that this removal has on your staff, equipment, and offices.
As remodeling is already a time of upheaval for the office, you might have a window of opportunity to deal with asbestos abatement in the right way without requiring more time off from your employees or limiting your service to clients. From containment on-site to reduce any potential fibers from spreading to approved containers for transporting and disposing of asbestos, our team can help your business through this challenging time.
Most property owners can understand the severity of the situation when addressing these hazards in their office building. Our professionals have sophisticated air quality tools and personal protective equipment to help right away. Give our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team a call today at (760) 337-5858.

SERVPRO lo Ayuda a Dejar el Trauma Atrás

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

A yellow bio-hazard sign on a charcoal gray background. SERVPRO puede restaurar muchos sitios comerciales y residenciales después de un evento biopeligroso.

Nuestro Equipo de SERVPRO Puede Ayudar a Limpiar Escenas de Trauma

Uno de los aspectos de ser un técnico especializado en restauraciones es el manejar las consecuencias de un evento inesperado. Mayormente, nuestros servicios son requeridos cuando hay inundaciones o alguna falla de plomería, pero nuestra experticia también aplica cuando hay que hacer una limpieza después de un evento traumático.  Cuando ocurren accidentes, los residuos pueden incluir sangre y otros fluidos orgánicos, los cuales llevan patógenos que pueden amenazar a su salud. Saber a quién llamar para remover los rastros del trauma es esencial en estos casos.

Si su casa o negocio en El Centro está en el ojo de un evento traumático y usted necesita servicios de limpieza, pude confiar en que SERVPRO lo va a guiar a lo largo del proceso.  Una vez que autoricen la entrada a su hogar, usted pude comunicarse con nuestra línea en cualquier momento del día, y permitir que nuestros técnicos evalúen la situación y comiencen a trabajar en la restauración lo más pronto posible. El conocimiento de cómo manejar los distintos elementos incluyendo sangre, extintores y otros desechos orgánicos, es nuestra especialidad. Lo único que usted tiene que hacer es llamarnos.

Una de las principales preocupaciones cuando trabajamos en el lugar del accidente es proteger la seguridad de todos los presentes. Para lograrlo, nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO utiliza equipo de protección personal, el cual puede incluir trajes completos, respiradores y guantes.  Similarmente, utilizamos barreras de poliuretano y otros materiales para separar las áreas no afectadas en su hogar. La meta de crear estas barreras es evitar la diseminación de contaminantes y evitar el contacto humano con ellos.

A medida que eliminamos los rastros del trauma, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO le presta especial atención a la composición de cada superficie como parte de la limpieza. Dependiendo de la composición química de cada una de ellas, utilizamos soluciones específicas para eliminar bacteria y restaurar la superficie. Nuestra preparación teórica nos permite tomar decisiones basadas en la data, a la vez que minimizamos la interrupción a su vida diaria.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City va más allá del derrame de agua regular. Nuestra experticia se aplica hasta en los casos más difíciles, incluyendo los eventos traumáticos. Usted tan solo tiene que comunicarse al (760) 337-5858 and permitirnos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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El Centro Trauma and Crime Scenes Gently Handled by SERVPRO

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps You Put the Trauma Behind You in El Centro

One aspect of being a certified restoration technician in El Centro deals with the consequences of unexpected events. For the most part, our services are required when flooding occurs, or there is a rupture in plumbing, but our expertise also applies when there is a need for cleanup in a trauma scene. When accidents happen, residues may include blood and other bodily fluids, carrying pathogens which might be harmful to your health. Knowing whom to call to remove traces of the trauma is essential in these cases.

If your home or business in El Centro is at the center of a trauma and you need clean-up services, you can trust SERVPRO to guide you through this task. Once it is appropriate for us to come in, you can call our 24/7 hotline and allow our project manager or lead tech to assess the situation and start working on the restoration of your home as soon as possible. Knowing how to handle different elements, including blood, extinguishing agents, and other organic remains are our specialty. All you need to do is place a call.
One of the primary concerns when working in a trauma scene is protecting the safety of all involved. To do so, our SERVPRO crew dons protective personal equipment, which may include coveralls, rubber boots, respirators, tyvek clothing, and gloves. Similarly, we use barriers made of polyethylene or other materials to separate unaffected areas in your home. The goal of creating physical boundaries is to avoid the spread of contaminants and human contact with them.
As we go about eliminating reminders of the trauma our SERVPRO team pays close attention to the composition of each surface we disinfect as part of the cleanup process. Depending on the chemical needs of each item, we target different cleaning solutions to remove bacteria and bring the surface back to normal. Our academic background allows us to make informed decisions for your benefit, always with empathy and courtesy, while minimizing the disruption to your daily life.
SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City goes well beyond your average household water damaging event. Our experience and training apply to even the toughest situations, including trauma scene clean up. All you need to do is call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home in its preloss condition, whenever possible.

Biohazardous and Unfortunate Incidents Are Handled Gently by SERVPRO in an El Centro Commercial Setting

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon Biohazard Worker showing a chart of symbols SERVPRO Can Restore Many Commercial and Residential Sites after a Bio-Hazardous Mishap or Event

Keeping Your El Centro Manufacturing Plant Going After a Trauma

One of the unfortunate elements of running a business that relies heavily on industrial-sized machinery and equipment is how one mistake can lead to a disastrous circumstance. While you work to provide the absolute safest environment for your El Centro manufacturing facility, you cannot remove the threat of unforeseen accidents or traumas entirely. If one of these situations should occur, we have a team of empathetic and compassionate professionals trained to help overcome the lingering effects as promptly as possible.

As alarming and stressful as workplace accidents can often be, lingering effects present an immediate need for biohazard removal in your El Centro building. The faster that the area can get cleaned up and fully restored, the faster that employees and management can begin to move forward from a tragic circumstance. Our SERVPRO professionals have accreditations through both the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA) in biohazard cleanup and recovery. Both of these endorsements help us to provide business owners with the most accomplished and experienced restoration professionals whenever they need it.
Containment is a big part of this sensitive work that we perform, as you do not need other employees or potential clients approaching this area of the facility until it has gotten fully restored. When necessary, we can install temporary barriers to restrict access to this area while our SERVPRO team gets to work on cleaning up the affected areas, machinery, and equipment. We can coordinate these efforts with upper management to ensure that areas get cleaned to your precise specifications and standards.
The work performed in your building is multi-faceted and must get completed quickly out of respect for both the affected parties and the business that you have to continue operating despite a workplace incident. We have a full line of products that can help to thoroughly clean all affected surfaces, materials, and equipment in the area. We utilize the environmentally friendly yet powerful Benefect line to address deep cleaning, stain removal, odor removal, and disinfection.
While you cannot immediately bounce back and begin business as usual after an unexpected tragedy in your manufacturing plant, our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team can help however you need. From the full recovery of the damaged areas and affected regions of the business to any lingering effects that prevent work from resuming, you can give us a call 24/7 at (760) 337-5858.

Why Water Damage Due to Appliance Malfunction in El Centro

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will help with you water damage clean up in El Centro, from a malfunction.

Let us show you Why in your El Centro Home

When you hear the words water cleanup services, you probably have visions of a robust flow of water over staircases, carpet, and furniture. You may even picture yourself wading through your home while your belongings float all around you. In reality, water cleanup services are necessary for less dramatic occasions. A simple malfunction in your dishwasher can make it overflow, allowing water and soap duds to reach every corner of your kitchen, soaking baseboards, cabinets and furniture alike. Thankfully, professional services are at the ready to help you navigate this emergency.

SERVPRO is the water cleanup solution for your El Centro home. Our technicians are available 24/7 to take your call and kick off the restoration process. Our team is trained to handle jobs regardless of size, and we are here to apply our certified knowledge for your benefit; all you need to do is call and let us do the rest. 

Safeguarding your home is our top priority, and we encourage you to take some initial steps while our team arrives. Quick action makes a significant difference in mitigating your losses, so make sure to take the following steps:

-Turn off the water source causing the problem

-Soak up as much water as you can using towels and mops

-Remove unaffected items from the area, so they do not become collateral damage to any standing water

-Open windows and doors and turn on any fans that may help with air circulation

Once our SERVPRO team arrives, we can take over and proceed to extract water from your kitchen using submersible pumps or handheld devices. As we dry, we monitor humidity levels until they reach optimal readings, and then proceed with disinfecting solutions as necessary. Luckily, appliances mostly leak clean water, so unwanted debris and bacteria is not typically an issue. However, leaving your home completely dry is crucial in avoiding the proliferation of mold in the future, which is why our industry-grade measuring tools are essential in the restoration process. 

Do not let water damage overwhelm you. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is here to help. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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¡Mis Electrodomésticos Me Están Atacando!

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Siempre controle sus electrodomésticos para asegurarse de que no funcionen mal.

Mal Funcionamiento del Electrodoméstico en El Centro

Cuando uno escucha las palabras “servicios de limpieza de agua” probablemente se imagina ríos de agua corriendo sobre escaleras y empapando muebles y alfombras. Quizás también tenga visiones de uno mismo chapoteando por su casa mientras sus pertenencias flotan a su alrededor. En realidad, los servicios de limpieza de agua son necesarios en situaciones mucho menos dramáticas. Un simple desperfecto en su lavadora de platos automática puede causar que se desborde, permitiendo que agua y jabón se cuelen por su cocina, gabinetes y rodapiés. Por suerte, existen servicios professionales para ayudarle a resolver su emergencia.

SERVPRO es el servicio de limpieza de agua para su casa en El Centro. Nuestros técnicos están disponibles las 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana para tomar su llamada y comenzar el proceso de restauración. Nuestro equipo está entrenado para ejecutar trabajos independientemente de la magnitud de la emergencia, y estamos aquí para aplicar nuestra experticia para su beneficio. Lo único que usted tiene que hacer es llamarnos y dejar que nos encarguemos del asunto.

Nuestra primera prioridad es proteger su hogar y le recomendamos tomar algunos pasos mientras nuestro equipo se traslada a su casa. Acción rápida y decisiva es importante para mitigar sus pérdidas, asi que tome los siguientes pasos-

-Controle la fuente de filtración cerrando el suministro de agua.

-Absorba la mayor cantidad de agua posible utilizando toallas y trapos.

-Retire sus pertenencias en buen estado del área afectada para evitar que se conviertan en daño colateral.

-Abra puertas y ventanas para promover la circulación del aire. Si tiene ventiladores, utilícelos también.

Una vez que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO llegue a su casa, podemos tomar control y extraer el agua utilizando bombas sumergibles y extractores portátiles. A la vez que hacemos esto, monitoreamos los niveles de humedad hasta que lleguen al punto óptimo y luego procedemos a desinfectar las superficies. Por suerte, los electrodomésticos tienden a filtrar aguas blancas, por lo que agentes contaminantes no tienden a ser un problema. Sin embargo, la restauración de los niveles óptimos de humedad es esencial en evitar la proliferación de moho y bacterias. 

No deje que el agua los abrume. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City está aquí para ayudar. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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We Act Fast To Restore Your Fire Damaged Items 

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage remediation can be arduous. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for assistance.

Tips for Cleaning Up Your El Centro Home After Fire Damage

Fires consume everything in their wake and threaten human lives in the process. However, what occurs after a home fire is just as critical. A fire can continue ruining your El Centro property and its contents long after it has been extinguished. The smoke clouds that fires produce leave harmful chemicals and particles behind.  

If your El Centro residence has fire damage, you should begin the cleanup process quickly to prevent further smoke damage. The smoke from burning materials generates soot and sends caustic chemicals wafting into the air. The chemicals and soot can settle down on surfaces and cling tightly to them, creating a persistent burnt odor that fails to dissipate after using conventional cleaning methods. The caustic chemicals can also combine with moisture in the air to form acids that ruin fabric, metals, and wood. The following tips can help you remove smoke, soot, and odors from clothes, furniture, and other items.

  • Allow air to circulate – Open windows in each room to allow for increased ventilation and use fans. Ventilating a home helps decrease the odor and dry out the moisture damage that happened during the fire extinguishing process.

  • Remove items holding the smoke scent – This includes clothing, furniture, linens, and anything that is not salvageable like wallpaper, insulation, and carpet. Removing these items makes it easier to eliminate the odors.

  • Remove loose soot on walls – You can do this with a dry chemical sponge or vacuum cleaner.

  • Remove soot from clothing – Take clothes outside, attach the plain attachment of your vacuum cleaner and run it over the surface of the clothes. You may also shake the clothes gently to remove the soot.

  • Deodorize your clothing – Wash clothes in warm water with detergent for 1 to 5 launderings to eliminate the scent.   

  • Clean your furniture – Use a flat attachment to vacuum the soot off your wood furniture. If the wood furniture is finished, you can use the brush attachment and rub the bristles gently along the surface of the furniture. For leather furniture, use a flat attachment to vacuum the soot and then apply leather soap to a clean cloth and use it to wipe the leather.

If the smoke smell lingers, contact SERVPRO franchise professionals to help you eliminate it. We have advanced equipment like Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers and hydroxyl generators that can remove the odors. We can also pack the affected contents in your home and clean them thoroughly in our facilities.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also deep clean all hard surfaces in your home, like walls, cabinets, and floors. We also clean soft surfaces like rugs, carpets, and upholstery. We also inspect for pockets of odor in wall cavities, spaces above suspended ceilings and crawl spaces. Our crew isolates odor pockets and thermal fogs them.

For effective cleanup of your fire-damaged home call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 for help. We can eliminate the smoke, soot, and odor to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Professionals Explain Our Water Damage Restoration Process In El Centro

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Our certified specialists are available 24/7 to restore and rebuild the damage in your home.

How Does SERVPRO Perform Water Cleanup And Save Carpeting In El Centro?

We know local residents have choices when it comes to restoration services with issues such as water cleanup. The critical factor in avoiding loss of building materials and possessions is no delays in the start of water extraction and drying.

When SERVPRO handles water cleanup in El Centro residences, we know it cannot wait until the next business day. The property must quickly receive attention, and that is why our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day to come to the site.

Why SERVPRO? We know when a property owner contacts us for water damage mitigation of any size, it is a stressful time. Our location holds a contactor license, and this lets us take some of the anxiety off of property owners by offering both cleanup and reconstruction as needed, so the mitigation process from start to finish is seamless.

We have specialized water extraction equipment for all types of situations to ensure the best outcome. When the carpeting is affected by water, this is also an opportunity to get the floor coverings deep cleaned. We have several methods for cleaning, including:

    •    Bonnet Cleaning: a low-moisture process that cleans the top of short pile carpets
    •    Hot Water Extraction: Deep and sanitizing cleaning method for short and long pile carpeting
    •    Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore high traffic areas with ground-in dirt
    •    Showcase Premier Cleaning: A form of deep cleaning that surpasses all other methods
    •    Dry Cleaning: SERVPRO uses this when colors have the potential to bleed during different types of cleaning

The drying of carpeting is accomplished on-site whenever possible, using a method known as "floating." Technicians loosen one side of the carpet and our air movers deliver warm, dry air under and over the carpet. We can also remove the carpet for drying in-plant for reinstallation and reuse after cleaning and sanitization.

When your home requires water cleanup, contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858. Our certified specialists are available 24/7 to restore and rebuild the damage in your home. “Like it never even happened.”

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¿Es Esto Realmente una Inundación?

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sabe lo importante que puede ser el daño causado por las inundaciones debido a una tormenta en su hogar.

Sabemos Los Pasos Correctos para Cuidar de su Hogar

Los daños por inundación no implican necesariamente que su hogar ha sido llevado por la corriente en medio de desperdicios y contaminación. También puede suceder cuando algún árbol cae sobre su techo y deja su casa expuesta a los elementos del clima, permitiendo asi que el agua entre a su hogar. Aunque suene inverosímil, todos somos vulnerables a pequeñas inundaciones tan pronto caigan lluvias torrenciales o suba el nivel del agua en la zona. Estar preparado para lidiar con las consecuencias del agua en la casa hace el proceso de restauración más eficaz y puede minimizar las perdidas.

Cuando usted encuentra que la naturaleza está entrando en su casa en Brawley en forma de inundación, llámenos y deje que SERVPRO preste su servicio experto. Nuestros servicios están disponibles todo el dia los siete días de la semana con tan solo hacer una llamada. Nuestra cuadrilla se desplaza a su hogar y tras verificar que no hay peligro inminente, empieza a tomar los pasos necesarios para restaurar su propiedad.

El agua que está entrando a su casa probablemente traiga contaminación junto con ella. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO se enfoca en remover los objetos que han sido saturados con el agua y deshacerse de ellos de acuerdo a las normas ambientales. Estos objetos pueden incluir muebles, tapicería y demás materiales porosos. Al removerlos evitamos la propagación de microorganismos a consecuencia de la inundación.

Simulataneamente nos enfocamos en extraer el agua y devolver la humedad a niveles aceptables. Para lograr este objetivo aplicamos recomendaciones de la industria y utilizamos equipos professionales, incluyendo-
-estaciones de bombeo montadas sobre nuestros camiones
-extractores sumergibles
-circuladores de aire

Estos son tan solo ejemplos de las herramientas que tenemos a nuestro alcance para restaurar su hogar. Nuestros expertos de SERVPRO determinan sus necesidades específicas y aplican la técnica correcta para solucionar el problema.

Una inundación puede ser traumatizante, aun cuando no es catastrófica. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es su aliado en este momento tan crítico. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Is This Really a Flood In Brawley?

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO knows how important flood damage from a storm can damage your home.

We know the right steps to take for your Brawley home.

Flood damage does not necessarily mean that your house floats away amidst debris and devastation. It can also happen when heavy tree branches fall onto your roof and leave your home exposed to the elements, allowing outside water to damage an area of your home. As incredible as it may seem, we are all susceptible to flood damage whenever torrential downpours occur, or water levels rise. Being prepared to deal with the consequences of water in your home makes the restoration process quicker and can help mitigate your losses. 

When you find the outside creeping into your home in Brawley in the form of flood damage, reach out to SERVPRO for our expert services. Our services are available around the clock by just calling our number and having our crew arrive at your home. Once we ensure that there are no safety concerns, we can begin to look at the steps necessary to restore your property. 

The water entering your home likely brings with it debris and pollution, so our SERVPRO team works quickly to remove any materials that holds black water in them. Typically, we dispose of porous materials such as upholstery, carpets, and fabrics that have been saturated with outside water. By removing these items, we help prevent the spread of organisms in your home as a result of the flooding. Simultaneously, we focus on extracting water and returning humidity levels back to normal. To do so, we rely on best practices and industry-grade equipment such as- 

-truck mounted pumps 

-submersible pumps 

-air circulators 

-wet/dry vacuums 

These are only examples of the tools available to our trained technicians to restore your home. Our expert SERVPRO staff determines the suitability of each technique depending on your circumstances. 

Flooding can be very scary, even when it is not catastrophic. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is your ally in this critical time. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

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We Help You Get Back To Business After A Water Damage Disaster

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

The condensation line clogged in the attic causing water damage and then secondary damage, mold growth. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Helping Business Stay Strong After Water Damage to an El Centro Restaurant

Through years of helping local service sector businesses with water removal projects and other time-sensitive damage restoration procedures, we at SERVPRO know all too well that we have to work fast to get your doors open faster and avoid as much revenue loss as possible. All of our commercial procedures focus on timeliness to get you back to normal operations faster, but we also take care to do our work thoroughly and leave your place looking "Like it never even happened."

Getting Doors Open Faster

Depending on how extensive the need for water removal for your restaurant in El Centro is, you may very likely need to close doors for the entire duration of our drying and restoration procedures. Because every day of work means lost revenue for you, we prioritize sending our best crews and resources to local businesses with time-sensitive issues like flooding or widespread water damage. If the building contains any standing water, we use our powerful truck-mounted extraction pumps to remove these waters as quickly as possible. Once this process finishes, we set up a careful arrangement of air movers and dehumidifiers that can take moisture out of the floors and other materials and collect it into disposable containers. Through these specially-designed tools and procedures, we can complete most water removal projects within one week.

Thorough Work Is Essential

Making sure we remove all water possible from your establishment is just as important to us as getting the job done quickly. Customers tend to notice even minute signs of damage, such as a warped patch of carpeting or a discolored stain on baseboards. Sometimes, we even have to come in and help out a business that received water removal service from someone else or allowed the drying to happen over time, but still shows signs of damage that can drive away customers. We apply a rigorous evaluation process to ensure that no spot of water damage remains untouched and specialize in restorative procedures that return the building interior to the exact state it was in before the disaster.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is an expert provider of damage mitigation and restoration services for businesses in the area. Call us as soon as possible after a disaster at (760) 337-5858.

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Let The Experts At SERVPRO Save Your Fire Damaged El Centro Property

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (760) 337-5858.

Protect Your El Centro Property From Fire Damage Today

Just living in your home often leads to an eventual fire damage incident. That’s right! Every time you cook food, clean around an electrical socket or switch, or clean up after an accident, you leave residue behind that could eventually spark a fire in your El Centro home.

Every time someone opens and closes the doors to your home does laundry, makes ice, coffee, or toast, there is a possibility of fire. With that in mind, it is always best to take precautions against fire damage to protect your El Centro home and other investments. It takes a single phone call and gives you huge benefits that you really cannot afford to ignore.

If you have not experienced fire damage on your property, why wait? It is never a bad idea to prepare your home for the worst possible situations. SERVPRO offers full home inspections, which we use to provide you with recommendations and estimates involved in protecting your property. Our restoration technicians work with you to come up with unique solutions to your specific set of circumstances.

SERVPRO technicians can provide a variety of services, including basic-cleaning, deodorization, extraction, drying, and restoration, all while maintaining a safe, clean atmosphere. Our main goal is to help you protect your home, or restore it to a quality preloss condition, should an incident occur. All of the restoration services offered by our technicians with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) are designed to bend to your needs.

SERVPRO offers full-service solutions for problems involved with fire damage in your home. Regardless of whether you have a small kitchen fire or a full-structure fire, we have the personnel, equipment, and resources available to help return things to normal. Our emergency cleaning and restoration teams respond to your call 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. We have solid relationships with many insurance companies, working to provide you with the best possible solutions.

Contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City for additional information or to schedule your home’s initial inspection, today. We are proud to provide quality fire-damage restoration services to fellow members of our local community and strive to exceed any or all expectations you might have. Call us at (760) 337-5858.

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Do You Have the Right Equipment to Restore Water Damage?

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO crew has the proper equipment to clean up and restore your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Using the Right Equipment For Water Damage Restoration

Until you go through a water event, you cannot fully comprehend the peculiarities of restoring your home. When you visit the nearest home improvement store or even your local supermarket, you see people renting water extraction equipment, wet/dry vacuums to dry out their homes. However, much like humans, water damage comes in different sizes and shapes, and there is not a universal solution to treat it. Reaching out to a team used to dealing with water extraction and drying is the best decision you can make. 

In El Centro, SERVPRO is your best resource to address water damage to your home. Our team of water damage restoration technicians (WRT) is available 24/7 for your convenience. Our formal instruction, as well as our on-the-field experience, come together to create a plan specific to your needs and your damage. Although we also employ wet/dry vacuums and dehumidifiers, these are only a portion of all the tools and techniques available to our technicians.

A variety of equipment makes a difference when there is water in your home. Failure to address its presence completely and quickly can threaten your structure by saturating building materials such as drywall. It can also seep even further into your belongings, resulting in a total loss rather than their recovery. This is why at SERVPRO, we have available industry-grade extractors, drying mats, and injectidry technology, among others. This group of equipment focuses on reaching the most remote corners of your home. As we return humidity levels to normal, we guide ourselves with moisture meters and infrared technology that can detect water deposits even when they are not evident to the naked eye.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is fully equipped to handle the water damage to your home. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us customize a plan that addresses your specific needs, so your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

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Tiene Usted el Equipo Correcto Para Restaurar los Daños Causados por el Agua?

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

En SERVPRO, tenemos el equipo correcto para limpiar y restaurar los daños causados por el agua.

Usando El Equipo Correcto es Beneficioso Para Restaurar el Daño del Agua

Hasta que usted pasa por un evento de agua, no puede realmente comprender las peculiaridades que implica restaurar su hogar. Cuando usted visita su tienda o supermercado local, ve aspiradoras para agua y otros electrodomésticos diseñados para la extracción de agua. Sin embargo, al igual que los humanos, no todos los daños causados por el agua son iguales y no hay una solución universal para resolverlos. Llamar a un equipo professional que está acostumbrado a la extracción de agua es su mejor decisión.

En El Centro, SERVPRO es su mejor recurso para tratar los daños causados por el agua. Nuestro equipo de técnicos especializados está convenientemente disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana. Nuestra educación formal y experiencia laboral se unen para crear un plan específico a sus necesidades y el daño que ha sufrido. Aunque también utilizamos los equipos disponibles en las tiendas, incluyendo aspiradoras y deshumidificadores, estos son apenas una parte de todas las herramientas y técnicas a la disposición de nuestros técnicos.

Una variedad de equipos hace la diferencia cuando hay agua en su hogar. La demora en remover completa y rápida mente el agua puede agravar los daños al saturar materiales de construcción, como los paneles en sus paredes. El agua también puede saturar aún más sus muebles y alfombras, causando una pérdida total en lugar de una simple restauración. Es por esto que en SERVPRO contamos con extractores industriales, tapetes de secado y tecnología de inyección de aire, entre otros. A la vez que devolvemos los niveles de humedad a la normalidad, monitoreamos el progreso con medidores especializados y tecnología infrarroja que nos ayudan a descubrir depósitos de agua en los lugares más recónditos.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City está completamente equipado para resolver el daño causado por el agua en su hogar. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos hacer un plan específico a sus necesidades para que su casa luzca como que nada hubiera pasado.

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SERVPRO Helps Restaurants Get Back to Business from Water Damage

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let water damage be your new side menu special.

Is water damage stopping your business? Call SERVPRO today.

Plumbing issues disrupt routines in a home, and it is even worse when it results in commercial water damage in a business. For health and sanitation reasons, it is vital you have water loss professionally mitigated.

SERVPRO answered a call from a restaurant that suffered water damage in El Centro from a broken seal on a supply line. It happened overnight, and an employee discovered the standing water on the floor when she arrived in the early morning hours to open the taco stand. She immediately shut off the water and mopped up as much as she could. The owner inspected the damage and thought it would be best to have the business professionally cleaned.

We try to disrupt the daily operations of a business as little as possible during the cleanup, but when we arrived on site, we advised the owner due to the danger of slip and fall accidents, closure of the eatery was necessary during the cleanup. Then the real work began; our technicians used moisture detection equipment to locate areas of water migration. We extracted the standing water that was left and removed the baseboards to ensure our pumps removed any water that ran behind them. Our technicians do several passes, so there is as little water as possible left close to the surface.

Because of the individualized attention, SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to the water extraction phase, the time needed to dry the premises is often reduced, leading to less downtime for the business. Our air movers force fast moving air over surfaces, and embedded moisture rises to the surface in response and dehumidifiers captured and removed it off-premises. This action dried the restaurant quickly, and then our technicians disinfected the affected areas, leaving the property sanitized and ready to serve hungry customers again.

Commercial water damage should always be professionally cleaned to ensure the property is left clean and sanitary. SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 is available 24/7 to turn around damage from water to your business, so it is "Like it never even happened."

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Our Fast Response Can Save Your El Centro Kitchen

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Fast Response Cleanup Of Fire Damage In An El Centro Kitchen

Family dinners are a perfect occasion for trying some timeless recipes. However, when things go awry because your chicken roulade catches on fire, the resulting fire damage can create unpleasant odors, residues, and charring on your overhead cabinets and in your vents. Worse still, these odors can spread throughout your home without proper mitigation.

If your family dinner plans are put on hold by fire damage in your El Centro home, our certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to step in and save the day to restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

A fire that involves proteins such as chicken or fish can leave foul odors on top of those created by charred food particles and cooking materials. Our SERVPRO team can start mitigation by cleaning soot and residues off of surfaces in your kitchen, including on and inside cabinets. Smoke residue can turn acidic when it comes into contact with moisture, so it is crucial to eliminate soot to preserve metals and plastics on appliances and utensils in your kitchen. Our team can clean the smoke residue out of vents with vacuums, augers, brushes, and other tools to prevent the spread of odors in your home. Vacuums can also be used to clean fabrics like your kitchen drapes that may have been affected by soot.

The immense heat from a fast, dry fire can leave char that requires restoration of fixtures such as cabinetry, and our team can use a blast medium, such as baking soda, to both remove char and naturally deodorize your cabinets. From there, our odor control technicians (OCTs) can use industrial-grade dehumidifiers to address odors by eliminating them on a particle level, while fresh air is cycled through the home with the help of commercial ventilation box fans so you can get back to enjoying your kitchen as it was before the fire occurred.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is Faster to Any Size Disaster. For lightning-fast response and restoration after disaster strikes in your home, call us today at (760) 337-5858.

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SERVPRO Assists with Storm Damage Cleanup and Insurance Claims

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Advises El Centro Property Owners to Always Have Flood Insurance Coverage

Documenting the Flood Damage Affecting Your El Centro Home and Contents 

Some areas in El Centro can experience flooding because of already saturated ground, changes in the terrain from road and building construction, or other reasons that trap rainfall near homes. Not all flooding takes over an entire home, although the flow does carry debris with it as far as it enters into a house. When such events happen, documentation of the damage by a third party can help in your family's recovery.

At SERVPRO, we help families in El Centro make sense of the aftermath related to flood damage. We have the experience needed to restore the things damaged by flooding and get your home back into shape, “Like it never even happened.” While we do this, we place different items from inside your home into several categories.
We make detailed reports of the flood damage that destroyed parts of your home, as well as any of the contents that show damage. We can restore many of the belongings, if needed, at our facility, saving you the cost and trouble of replacing affected items. Moving these contents also provides us with additional space to clean, and with large-scale flooding, might provide additional benefits to our customers.
Items that seem intact and undamaged can remain so if we place these in out of the way locations. We do not list these as they do not impact your insurance claims. We list the rest of the items based on how well we can restore that article. Some require only minimal effort, and others require specialists. We partner with various experts in other fields, ranging from electronics to household appliances to fragile textiles. Our network of experts makes recovering happen more smoothly and with fewer losses.
Some items become so damaged during a flood that the restoration becomes very unlikely. We have our customers review these before we dispose of them, and when a customer requests, we attempt to restore specific items because of their value to the owner; we do our best at such efforts. Documenting our work on the Content Claims Inventory Service (CCIS) on a room-by-room basis assists you with your insurance claim.
Heber, Calexico, and Imperial residents can rely on the flood damage specialists at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City. Contact our services line at (760) 337-5858 when you want your family's recovery after a disaster to happen quickly, and with the guidance, our professionals can provide.

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Water Cleanup Big and Small - SERVPRO Does it All

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Protect your home with the help of our SERVPRO team.

Water Restoration in Residential Homes in El Centro

Diligent El Centro homeowners protect their homes from the elements as much as possible. You clean your gutters, make sure that your appliances are in working order and are generally vigilant of anything that could compromise your house. However, accidents happen. Take for example a broken water heater that leaks all over your floors while you are away for a long weekend, leaving you in need of help.

Luckily, residents of El Centro can count on SERVPRO for their water cleanup services. Whether there seems to be a lake in your kitchen or just excess humidity creeping up your walls, our team is available 24/7 to take action and protect your home. As we arrive, we assess the damage while making sure that the source of the leak is under control. Even if this sounds like a simple task, it requires our specialized team to discover any hidden damages that might not be evident at first glance. Our experience and preparation allow us to anticipate complications to mitigate your losses.

One of the most critical areas of concern for our technicians is the proliferation of mold. Whenever water pools on or around carpet, upholstery, flooring, and drywall, there is a possibility that mold and bacteria will thrive, causing even more significant issues in the future. Our SERVPRO team extracts all water by using a combination of powerful truck-mounted pumps, portable submersible ones, wet/dry vacuums, and handheld wands. Our monitoring tools, including those with infrared technology, help us identify problem areas and return moisture levels to normal.

As our SERVPRO crew extracts water, we also focus on drying your home. Dehumidifiers and air movers help encourage the evaporation of water particles promptly. Each surface we dry has its own pace for drying, and we pay close attention to this to avoid further damage.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is your ally for water cleanup and restoration. Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Trabajos Grandes y Chicos - SERVPRO es la Solución

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Protege tu hogar con la ayuda de SERVPRO.

Daños Causado Por El Agua en Casas De El Centro 

Los propietarios de casa en El Centro son diligentes en proteger sus hogares lo más posible. Limpian los desagües, se aseguran que los electrodomésticos funcionen bien y están alertas a cualquier cosa que pueda afectar su hogar. Sin embargo, los accidentes pasan. Imagínese por ejemplo, que su calentador de agua se reviente mientras usted está fuera por el fin de semana, dejándolo con la necesidad de ayuda professional.

Por suerte, los residentes de El Centro pueden contar con SERVPRO para limpiar los residuos de agua. Independientemente del tamaño del desastre- un lago en su cocina o humedad excesiva en sus paredes, nuestro equipo está listo 24 horas al día, 7 días de la semana para tomar acción y proteger su hogar. Al llegar, evaluamos los daños a la vez que controlamos la fuente de agua. Aunque parezca una tarea sencilla, estos pasos requieren de nuestro equipo especializado para detectar los daños que no saltan a la vista. Nuestra experiencia y preparación nos permite anticipar complicaciones y mitigar sus pérdidas.

Una de las mayores preocupaciones para nuestros técnicos es la proliferación de moho. Siempre que hay depósitos de agua sobre alfombras, tapicería, pisos y paredes, existe la posibilidad que el moho y las bacterias se reproduzcan, causando un mayor problema en el futuro.

Para evitar complicaciones, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO extrae toda el agua utilizando una combinación de bombas extractoras instaladas en nuestros camiones, bombas sumergibles, aspiradoras y extractores portátiles. Nuestro equipo de monitoreo, incluyendo tecnología infrarroja, nos ayuda a identificar áreas problemáticas y a devolver los niveles de humedad a la normalidad.

A la vez que nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO extrae el agua, también nos enfocamos en secar su casa. Deshumidificadores y sopladores de aire ayudan con la evaporación de las partículas de agua en el tiempo correcto. Cada superficie que secamos tiene su propio paso para secarse, y lo tenemos muy en mente para evitar daños subsecuentes.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es su aliado para la extracción y limpieza de agua y restauración. Solo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Accidents Happen in El Centro, but Don't Let Smoke Ruin the Party

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Accidents happen when people are distracted but our SERVPRO team can clean up and restore the mess.

SERVPRO Exists to Restore Fire Damage From Your El Centro Home

What starts as an innocent party may turn into significant damage in just a few minutes. Perhaps you are hosting a gathering in your home in El Centro and leave the stove unattended to greet your guests only to come back to a kitchen engulfed in flames. Alternatively, a scented candle is left too close to your window treatments, and they catch on fire. The reality is that accidents happen and as homeowners, we are always vulnerable to being a victim.

Mitigating the losses in your El Centro home due to fire damage is mostly dependent on how quickly you reach out to a professional team to restore your home. Thankfully, our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24/7 and can begin the assessment of damage shortly after receiving your call. Our formal training lets us gauge both the nature of the fire and the type of residue it left behind, allowing us to tailor our approach specifically to your needs.

Contrary to what most people think, smoke also contains small particles that when combined with humidity in the air can become acidic. Our SERVPRO technicians know exactly how to work within this environment while wearing protective personal equipment and looking at how the resulting soot settles onto the surfaces of your home. The damage to your furniture and belongings is proportionate to the amount of time this acidic residue remains on them.

Aside from the apparent damage smoke causes, there is also the lingering smell that can permeate your whole home. When our SERVPRO crew works to eliminate that foul smell we take into account just how porous each surface is and how the soot got there. In our process, we attempt to follow the same route the smoke took to saturate your belongings with odor-fighting solutions. This specific odor-fighting approach makes our services efficient and effective, returning your home to you as soon as possible.

An accidental fire in your home should not turn into a tragedy. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City holds the solutions to your specific problems, and we are quick to implement it. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Accidentes Por Fuego Ocurren en El Centro, Pero No Dejes Que El Humo Arruine La Fiesta

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Los accidentes ocurren cuando las personas se distraen, pero nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede limpiar y restaurar el desorden.

SERVPRO Existe Para Restaurar El Daño de Incendio En Su Casa de El Centro

Lo que empezó como una pequeña fiesta puede convertirse en grandes daños en tan sólo unos minutos. Quizás usted está ofreciendo una cena en su hogar en El Centro y dejó la hornilla desatendida para saludar a los invitados, y al regresar la cocina estaba en llamas. O quizás una vela aromática estaba muy cerca de las cortinas y agarraron fuego. La realidad es que los accidentes pasan y los dueños de casa son vulnerables a ellos.

Reducir las pérdidas causadas por daños de incendio en su hogar en El Centro depende enormemente de la velocidad de respuesta que usted tenga. Afortunadamente, el equipo professional de SERVPRO está disponible rápidamente las 24 horas del día 7 días de la semana y puede comenzar a evaluar el daño tan pronto recibe su llamada. Nuestro entrenamiento formal nos permite entender la naturaleza del incendio y del tipo de residuo que dejó a su paso, lo cual nos permite personalizar nuestro plan de acción a sus necesidades.

Contrario a lo que muchos piensan, el humo también contiene partículas pequeñas que pueden hacerse acídicas al combinarse con la humedad ambiental. Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO saben exactamente como trabajar bajo estos parámetros y lo hacen utilizando vestimenta protectora y estudiando cómo el hollín se deposita en las superficies de sus muebles y sus paredes. El daño a sus enseres personales es proporcional al tiempo en que estos residuos ácidos permanecen desatendidos.

Además del daño evidente causado por el humo, también queda el olor que se impregna en todo su hogar. Cuando nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO trabaja para eliminar el desagradable aroma, tomamos en cuenta la porosidad de cada superficie y el camino que tomó el humo antes de depositarse allí. En nuestro proceso seguimos la ruta del humo para saturar cada superficie con agentes que combatan el mal olor. Este enfoque específico nos hace muy efectivos en regresar a su casa a su estado original.

Un incendio accidental en su hogar no debe convertirse en tragedia. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City tiene las soluciones para sus problemas específicos y somos muy rápidos en implementarlas. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Some Small Changes that Will Have a Huge Impact on Your El Centro Flood Damage Situation

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

In the event that flooding and associated debris affects your home, contact the IICRC certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO is Part of Your Emergency Plan in El Centro

Even the best homeowners in El Centro are powerless when facing a flood. There is virtually no way for you to stop the water from coming into your home, but you can be ready for its aftermath. Understanding the ramifications of a flood can be extremely useful in making plans for the restoration of your home. Knowing whom to call to help you make the plan and execute it is just as important.

Homeowners facing flood damage in El Centro can count on SERVPRO during their time of need. Returning your home to its original condition goes well beyond extracting water from the premises. Our pumps of varying sizes can handle extraction jobs without much trouble, but knowing how to address the water-saturated contents of your home, and a possibly weaker structure, takes an expert team.

A crucial difference between water damage from a broken pipe and that caused by a flood is that floodwaters are filled with organisms and waste that can put your health in jeopardy. Our SERVPRO team makes use of industry-grade disinfectants to prevent further spread of bacteria and quickly removes any belongings that are not salvageable. Carpets, insulation and other porous materials fall under this category, and our expert team handles their disposal in compliance with environmental regulations.

Our SERVPRO crew also knows that drying your home does not mean eliminating humidity. Each surface has a natural balance. For example, drying the hardwood floor in your living room is not the same process as drying the tiles in the bathroom, and our Green Fleet knows the difference and how to act. By using advanced technology to monitor the progress of each material we complete the job without causing further damage, such as excessively drying the wood elements in your house. Our long-standing expertise lets us achieve this delicate balance in the environment of your home.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is part of your restoration plan. Just call us at (760) 337-5858 and let our expertise help leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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If Your El Centro Home Experiences A Flash Flood, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Flash Flooding And The Damage It Can Cause El Centro Homes

Flash flooding is a scenario that can occur without any warning and affect many El Centro homes simultaneously. With the threat of both the forceful entry of the water into your property and the potential contaminants and bacteria that the water can carry with it, addressing this disaster must happen swiftly by qualified and IICRC-certified technicians. With a 24/7 response to flooding and water loss emergencies, our professionals can ensure that every customer gets the effective and efficient mitigation and recovery solutions their property needs no matter when disaster strikes.

While you might not get prepared for the flash flood damage that can occur in your El Centro home, the right professional response can help to limit the spread of these effects throughout your home. While in many cases, flash flooding damage can instantly compromise exposed materials and even structural elements, stopping the spread of this floodwater can protect unaffected areas of your home from also requiring tear out and replacement by our rapid response team.

From the time that our SERVPRO team first arrives at your home, we get to work immediately on assessing the scope of the damage. Because we arrive with the full measure of our extraction and rapid drying equipment, our technicians can start extracting standing water with our initial visit. From our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps to portable options like sump pumps and wet-vacs, we have every level of extraction equipment to handle any degree of loss incident inside your house.

Once the excess water has gotten removed, our team can begin to assess what materials and surfaces have become affected by the floodwater. Controlled demolition can carefully remove exposed materials, leaving unaffected portions of these materials installed. This process can maximize the efficiency of reconstruction and build back efforts and later restoration by our SERVPRO professionals.

While flash flooding can affect many homes throughout the area simultaneously, our large loss recovery SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team can handle widespread damage with our broad inventory of recovery equipment and a large roster of IICRC-Certified technicians. Give us a call anytime at (760) 337-5858.

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Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Save Your El Centro Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City water restoration specialists.

How Professional Flood Restoration Saves El Centro Residents Money

While many El Centro homeowners might see the merit in professional restoration, few can understand how choosing this route for flood effects can save them money. It may be tempting to restore and repair your home when posed with widespread damages; this might not always be as cost-effective and beneficial as it seems. There are many reasons that our professional restoration services can save you money.

After the flood damage has occurred in your El Centro home, you get your first look at the widespread effects and begin to formulate a plan of putting everything back to the way it used to be. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast response to emergencies, no matter what time they occur, so no customer waits for quality mitigation work that can protect their property from substantial damage that ultimately requires reconstruction and costlier restoration work.

One of the ways that professional restoration like our technicians provide can save you money is through our experience with disasters. Many homeowners lack the knowledge to provide their property with the intricate cleanup and drying that is necessary to prepare it for the restoration work to come. Without removing the pressing risks of lingering moisture, the home gets opened up to potential secondary effects like mold growth, not to mention a persistent structural degradation from saturated materials.

Another cost-effective reason to choose our SERVPRO team over DIY cleanup is how much costlier this process becomes when done the first time incorrectly. Without a thorough extraction, drying, and cleanup, your home remains at risk for further damage. When these damages inevitably occur, they are going to be costlier to repair and restore than it would have been initially.

Flood damage can occur from many potential sources, but without effective mitigation and restoration, your home remains at risk of continual damage that becomes costlier and costlier to recover. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City water restoration specialists. Give our crew a call anytime at (760) 337-5858.

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Dealing With Fire Damage & Smoke Odor? We Have A Solution - Call SERVPRO!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Whether the fire damage is small or large, our SERVPRO technicians can take care of it.

Rid Your El Centro Home of the Awful Smell of Fire Damage

It is hard to imagine all the ramifications that stem from a fire in your home. It does not have to be a large or prolonged event for the fire damage to affect virtually every aspect of your home. Often, a simple kitchen fire leaves cumbersome consequences in its wake. Rather than choose to tackle the cleanup process yourself, it is best to reach out to specialized technicians to return your property to where it was.

When your home in El Centro faces with fire damage, our SERVPRO team is ready to help. We are available 24/7 to begin the recovery process as soon as possible. Even when the remnants of smoke and soot seem small, the long-term consequences can be overwhelming if proper cleanup does not take place. Thankfully, our Green Fleet has trained to handle these situations, and we do so as soon as we arrive at your property.

Aside from the evident restoration of the structure and contents of your home, SERVPRO excels at eliminating the smells left behind by the fire. Depending on the duration and path of the smoke, we target specific methods to remove the offending odor from your home. For more localized smells, we may resort to deodorizing pellets, while we may choose an ozone generator for stronger needs. If the smell still lingers in your more porous materials such as upholstery, we may use specialized solutions to penetrate the fabric and remove its traces. In even bigger situations, we can address the air circulation system in your home by including charcoal activated filters to improve the air quality.

What is most important to know is that our SERVPRO fleet goes beyond what the average homeowner can achieve with store-bought cleaning solutions. Our training and expertise all come together to conscientiously apply industry-recommended solutions to resolve the fire damage to your home. When time is of the essence, we are your best ally to bring your home back to its original condition.

At SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, we are just a phone call away. Reach out to (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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¿Su casa tiene daño de fuego y olor a humo? Tenemos una solución - ¡Llame a SERVPRO!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tiene las herramientas y la tecnología para cuidar los daños por incendio.

Daños despues de un Incendio en El Centro

Es difícil imaginarse todas las ramificaciones que puede tener un incendio en su casa. No tiene que ser muy grande o rugir por mucho tiempo para que el daño por el incendio afecte prácticamente toda su casa. Con frecuencia, un simple fuego en la cocina deja muchas consecuencias indeseables a su paso. En vez de atacar los daños usted mismo, es mejor apoyarse en un equipo de técnicos especializados para regresar su hogar a su estado original.

Cuando su hogar en El Centro se encuentra cara a cara con daños por fuego, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está listo para ayudar. Estamos disponibles 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana para comenzar el proceso de recuperación lo antes posible. Aun cuando el rastro de humo y hollín parezca pequeño, las consecuencias a largo plazo pueden ser avasallantes si no se limpia apropiadamente. Por suerte, nuestra cuadrilla ha sido entrenada para este tipo de situaciones y comenzamos a actuar apenas llegamos a su propiedad.

Aparte de la evidente restauración necesaria para salvar la estructura y el contenido de su hogar, SERVPRO se destaca por su habilidad de eliminar los olores que dejó el incendio. Dependiendo de la duración y la trayectoria del humo, utilizamos métodos específicos para remover los olores desagradables de su hogar. Para olores más concentrados podemos utilizar pastillas desodorantes, mientras que para los olores más propagados quizás traigamos un generador de ozono para ayudar. Si los olores han penetrado superficies porosas como muebles y tapicería podemos utilizar soluciones que penetren los tejidos y erradiquen las partículas de olor. Para una solución más completa, podemos utilizar filtros de carbón para purificar el aire de sus ductos del aire acondicionado y calefacción.

Lo más importante es saber que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO va más allá de lo que un propietario puede lograr con productos comunes. Nuestro entrenamiento y experticia se unen para aplicar concienzudamente las mejores técnicas y metodologías de la industria. Cuando el tiempo apremia, somos sus mejores aliados para recuperar su hogar de fuego.

En SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, estamos a una llamada de distancia. Solo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y dejaremos su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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El Centro, SERVPRO, and Emergency Services

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Is a Reliable Choice for Sewage and Hazardous Cleanups in El Centro Homes and Municipal Buildings

Precautions for Sewage Backup in Your El Centro Public School

Biohazards like sewage can be dangerous for those exposed, and it is important to take the necessary precautions for your El Centro public school staff, the students, and anyone else who might get exposed. As tempting as it might be to instruct the custodial staff to begin cleanup efforts, there are many contaminants, bacteria, and even viral threats that exist in sewage that can put these individuals at risk without the appropriate training and expertise in handling conditions like these safely.

When your El Centro school needs sewage backup cleanup, you can count on our professionals. We have extensive biohazard training to handle these situations safely, protecting both our technicians restoring the facility as well as working to protect your facility as much as possible from the spreading damages. Fast response to hazardous situations like this can ensure that areas currently unexposed to the damage can remain that way.

Our SERVPRO team begins first by assessing the damage to the facility and working to begin necessary extraction efforts. We have many tools and machines that can quickly remove the contaminated black water from the exposed area of your school. In many situations, once the excess water has gotten removed, we can immediately begin the necessary tear out and demolition efforts. There is too great a risk to leave contaminated elements and structural components in place once exposed to raw sewage, and so we must remove these materials to get to support materials, studs, and beams.

Once tear out completes, our SERVPRO technicians can work on cleaning and disinfecting the structural supports that remain. Our contracting division can begin work on replacing the removed materials immediately following this cleanup and disinfection, providing a fast recovery to a traumatic situation.

As alarming as sewage backup can be for your public school, keeping people away from the danger and letting our professionals restore the damage is a wise choice. Many municipal agencies rely on us for fast, dependable service.

Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City rapid response team can make this situation “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (760) 337-5858.

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No Water Removal Job is too Small for SERVPRO!

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

We have state-of-the-art equipment that helps us detect the source of your water woes.

SERVPRO Water Removal Services in El Centro

It is a common mistake to think that a minor leak in your home does not cause much damage. A broken pipe that slowly leaks under your sink and allows water to run off under your flooring and into the walls of your home can cause a myriad of problems if not resolved correctly. Water removal efforts are best left to professional teams that can gauge the full effect of the damage and act accordingly.

For your water removal needs in El Centro, our SERVPRO team is prepared to be your best resource as we extract all remaining water from your property. We are trained to operate with safety in mind which is why upon arrival we examine your home to ascertain the degree to which the water has damaged the structure. Once we confirm that there are no imminent dangers to your family or our team, we proceed to make a detailed plan to return moisture levels to normal. If the accumulation of water is significant, we employ high power submersible pumps to remove the bulk of the water. We complement those efforts with handheld instruments that help access hard to reach places. For wet flooring and carpeting, we extract the most water we can with the goal of salvaging the materials but are ready to remove them if needed.

A significant concern following water removal services is monitoring for the presence of mold. It is not enough to extract water and dry each surface; it is also necessary to treat your home for microbial growth. Our SERVPRO team trains on the different approved methods and solutions commonly used to control the spread of mold spores and bacteria. During this process, we monitor humidity and pH levels in your home as well as allow the necessary time for the disinfectant to act and protect your home.

At SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, we are available 24/7 to respond to your emergency needs. The presence of water damage in your home, whether big or small, requires the attention of a professional team and we are here to help you. Just call (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Ningún Trabajo De Remoción De Agua Es Demasiado Pequeño Para SERVPRO!

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Tenemos el equipo para detectar daños por agua.

SERVPRO Servicios de Remoción de Agua en El Centro

Es un error común el pensar que una filtración menor en su hogar no causa mucho daño. Una tubería rota que deja escapar el agua lentamente bajo su lavamanos y permite que la filtración siga a sus pisos y paredes puede causar una serie de problemas si es que no se resuelve correctamente. Lo mejor que puede hacer para remover el agua es contactar a un equipo especializado que pueda evaluar el impacto completo de la filtración.

Para remover el agua de su hogar en El Centro, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está preparado para ser su mejor recurso al extraer el agua estancada. Estamos entrenados para operar de manera segura y es por esto que al llegar a su casa la revisamos cuidadosamente para determinar si existen daños estructurales. Una vez que confirmamos que no hay peligros inminentes para su familia o para nuestro equipo, procedemos a desarrollar un plan detallado para devolver los niveles de humedad a la normalidad. Si la acumulación de agua es significativa, utilizamos bombas industriales sumergibles para extraer el agua. Complementamos nuestros esfuerzos con instrumentos de mano que nos permiten entrar en zonas de difícil acceso. Para pisos y alfombras mojadas, extraemos la mayor cantidad de agua posible con el objetivo de salvarlas. Sin embargo, estamos también listos para actuar si es necesario deshacerse de alguno de estos elementos.

Una fase importante al remover el agua de su hogar comprende el monitoreo para la detección de microbios y moho. No es suficiente con sacar el agua y secar las superficies, también es necesario tratar su hogar con soluciones que impidan la multiplicación de bacterias. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO entrena especialmente en el uso de los distintos métodos y soluciones utilizadas comúnmente para evitar la propagación de moho y microorganismos. Durante este proceso medimos la humedad y la acidez en el ambiente de su hogar a la vez que permitimos el tiempo óptimo para que el desinfectante logre su mejor desempeño y proteja su hogar.

En SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, estamos disponibles todos los días de la semana para responder a su llamado de emergencia. La presencia de daños causados por agua en su hogar, aunque parezcan pequeños, requiere la atención de un equipo professional y nosotros estamos aquí para ayudar. Sólo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y lo ayudaremos a eliminar cualquier rastro del desastre.

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How Our Crew Handles A Mold Infestation In Your El Centro Home

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

When facing mold problems in Brawley, Calexico and Imperial areas, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to help pick the best response.

Various Approaches To Deal With Mold Damage In El Centro

Mold damages materials in different ways when it infests property. The growth process releases chemical compounds such as MVOCs, Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds, which lead to the musty smell present in a moldy environment. Hyphae penetrate deep into affected materials leading to the breakdown of the structural integrity, similar to rotting. Mold colonies also leave patches on surfaces destroying most types of finishes in affected areas. It is vital to take measures to restore any damage present in your El Centro home.

Restoration of mold damage in El Centro can take time and effort. Some of the methods used in the remediation process can also create additional damages, so it is crucial to choose a remediation process carefully. For light infestations, our SERVPRO technicians use light removal methods such as HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping to remove settled spores and other light mold debris. These methods are effective and do not cause secondary damage to the affected material.

Mold debris can spread easily especially if people move a lot between the affected areas and other parts of the home. Air movements especially if drying the excess moisture in the affected area can lead to the spread of mold debris. To avoid such problems, our SERVPRO technicians establish containment in the affected areas. We do this by installing plastic sheets, which create a physical barrier. We also use negative air machines or establish 'clean rooms' to act as a buffer between the affected region and the rest of the house thus preventing the spread of debris.

Many times when mold affects porous materials, it grows deep into the material making it hard for most cleaning methods to work. The most efficient way to deal with such cases is to remove the porous material. Our SERVPRO technicians tear down drywall, ceiling, insulation, carpets, and other porous materials heavily infested by mold. For lighter infestations, we can use specialized techniques such as dry ice blasting or soda blasting instead of abrasive methods that damage the underlying material.

When facing mold problems in Brawley, Calexico and Imperial areas, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to help pick the best response. You can reach us at (760) 337-5858 any time.

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El Centro Manufacturing Sites Benefit from SERVPRO Cleanup and Disinfection Services after Sewer Problems

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

El Centro Factories Rely on SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup After a Sewage Blockage

Cleaning Up after Sewage Backups in El Centro

Producing goods in your factory in El Centro require clean facilities and functioning equipment. This extends to employee washrooms and basements, too. Both of these areas contain drains that lead to connections with the municipal sewer system.

When clogs or other blockages buildup in these larger sewer systems in El Centro because of construction or other issues, sewage can back up inside your facility. Contamination like this requires extraction of wastewater and subsequent cleanup. Our IICRC-certified crews are ready for mitigation of such messes and the restorative cleaning tasks involved in making things safe again, “Like it never even happened.”

In addition to the extraction of Category 3 water backing up into your factory, we also use odor control methods to eliminate the odors that linger in the area. Such smells can invade materials in the same location. Uniforms, linens, and other textile-related items easily retain odor-causing particles after absorbing them. Our methods help prevent this from happening, saving you the inconvenience of re-laundering otherwise clean items. Running a hydroxyl generator while we work makes the area much more pleasant for our employees and starts the odor control process.

Our technicians quickly move at-risk items on the floor into safer locations, inventorying those items that the sewage destroyed. It is nearly impossible to satisfactorily clean items contaminated with sewage that invaded your facility. These lists that detail your inventory can help with insurance loss claims.

Once the area is free of sewage, we can begin cleaning up using antimicrobial agents that kill germs and make hard, non-porous surfaces sanitary again. Because of the possibility of cross-contamination with clean areas of your facility, we use personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes coverings for our footwear. Shedding these before leaving the area prevents the spread of any trace amounts of sewage.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City has the necessary equipment to remove sewage and other Category 3 messes from your factory in Calexico, Heber, or Salton City. Cleaning the area and deodorizing are both crucial steps in restoring your property fully. Call our 24-hour emergency line, (760) 337-5858, 365 days a year.

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Water Damage Can Happen Fast, But SERVPRO Can Restore Faster!

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust our professional team and our state-of-the-art equipment to get the job done!

Dealing with Water Removal in your Home in El Centro

There are some events that are very clear- a flood, torrential downpours, a broken pipe. These events can leave your home filled with water and you and your family in immediate need for a solution. However, sometimes water can invade your home gradually before you even realize it. Even if it looks like clean water, it is important that you take definitive action in removing it as soon as possible.

When dealing with water removal in your home in El Centro, our specialized team at SERVPRO is ready to help you through the service. Even though sometimes the need for specialists is evident, fewer water accumulations can also require the work of water damage remediation technicians to prevent further damage and to protect you and your family from any health hazards. After contacting us, we can send a team of trained technicians to your home to assess the damage and formulate a specific plan towards extracting the remaining water, drying the home's structural components, and contents. Much like you, our goal is to restore your home to its original condition while preventing further damage and the possible growth of bacteria resulting from water deposits. "Like it never even happened."

Our SERVPRO team is not only specifically trained to inventory the damage, but it also arrives with industry-leading devices designed to identify problem areas, act upon them and verify that the water removal process has been completed effectively. Some of these instruments are thermo-hygrometers, infrared camera imaging, and moisture meters. Throughout this process, our technicians can also be a resource when coordinating with insurance claims or contractors as part of the restoration. The most critical step in setting it all in motion is to reach out to us as soon as you identify the unwanted water in your home, regardless of how small the damage may look. An unattended water flood or spill can become the source of more significant damage and health concerns, all of which can be avoided by placing a timely call to our office.

At SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, we are ready to help you 24/7 through our rapid response team. Just call us at (760) 337-5858 so we can help you avoid further disruptions to your home and family.

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Qué Hacer Cuando Hay que Remover Agua de su Hogar en El Centro

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Llame a SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City cuando necesite servicios inmediatos de daños por agua.

SERVPRO Está Aquí Para Ayudar Cuando Se Producen Daños Por Agua En Su Hogar

Hay eventos que son muy claros- una inundación, una lluvia torrencial, una tubería rota. Estos eventos pueden dejar a su hogar rebalsado de agua y a usted y a su familia con la necesidad de una solución inmediata. Sin embargo, el agua también puede invadir su hogar gradualmente sin que usted se dé cuenta. Aun si luce como agua limpia, es importante que tome acción y la remueva de su hogar lo más pronto posible.

Cuando hay que remover agua en su hogar en El Centro nuestro equipo especializado de SERVPRO está listo para ayudarlo con sus servicios. Aunque hay veces que la necesidad de un especialista es evidente, acumulaciones de agua menores también pueden requerir el servicio de técnicos de remediación de agua para prevenir mayores daños y proteger la salud de su familia. Después de contactarnos, podemos enviar un equipo de técnicos entrenados a su hogar para evaluar el daño y elaborar un plan específico para extraer el agua restante, secar la estructura del hogar y sus contenidos. Al igual que usted, nuestra meta es llevar a su hogar a su condición original a la vez que evitamos más daños y la proliferación de bacterias debido a los depósitos de agua. "Como que nada pasó."

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO no sólo está entrenado para hacer inventario de los daños, pero también llega a su hogar con tecnología de avanzada diseñada para identificar las áreas problemáticas, actuar sobre ellas y verificar que el agua ha sido removida completamente. Algunos de estos instrumentos son termo-higrómetros, cámaras con tecnología infrarroja y medidores de humedad. A lo largo de este proceso nuestros técnicos también pueden ser un recurso en la coordinación con agentes del seguro o contratistas para lograr la restauración de su casa. El paso más importante en este proyecto es llamarnos tan pronto usted identifique la presencia de agua en su hogar, aun cuando el daño parezca pequeño. Un depósito de agua desatendido puede convertirse en fuente de daños extensos y afectar su salud. Todo esto se puede evitar con una llamada a tiempo a nuestra oficina.

En SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City, estamos listos para ayudarlo las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana por medio de nuestro equipo de respuesta rápida. Sólo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos ayudarlo a evitar mayores inconvenientes para usted y su familia.

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El Centro Business Owners Know SERVPRO Offers Fast Sewage Cleanup

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Makes Your Sewage Backed-Up El Centro Spa Sparkle Like a Diamond

Hazards of Sewage Backup in Your El Centro Spa

Finding the right help when an emergency strikes your El Centro property does not have to be a challenge, especially when the situation demands immediate action. Sewage backup can cause dramatic effects for your local spa, and provide potential health risks for those that become exposed to the damaged areas before they can get cleaned up and disinfected. Our team can help you to overcome this serious situation quickly with the tools and equipment designed to work fast, and get your doors back open to your customers quickly.

While there are often many potential hazards that could impact your El Centro spa throughout its lifetime, when you need sewage backup cleanup, it is as unpredicted as it is potentially hazardous to all exposed. Our SERVPRO professionals offer a wide range of biohazard services to our community, so we have considerable experience both with the customers that we have served in the past and our continual training to provide effective solutions for current clients.

One of the biggest threats about sewage in your facility is the bacterial risk that exists. Our professionals can arrive quickly to contain this area and prevent its effects from reaching other areas of your building while we get to work on removing the immediate contamination from the area and designing a specific approach to restoring your spa completely.

Extraction is among the first steps because it presents the greatest immediate risk to both our SERVPRO technicians on site and any other people that could become exposed. We also determine what materials have become saturated or affected by the backup, as these elements must get removed entirely and later replaced once we have disinfected and thoroughly cleaned the entire area.

While this might only be a small portion of the work that is necessary to bring your spa back from a biohazardous situation like sewage backup, our professionals are more than up to the task. Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City rapid response team is available 24/7 for whatever emergency threatens your business by calling (760) 337-5858.

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Mold Can Be A Real Debbie Downer When It Comes To Your Dream Home In El Centro

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready to help you protect your investment, new or established, from mold damage.

Existing Mold Damage Is Not A Reason To Walk Away From Your Dream Home In El Centro

Buying a home in El Centro can be an exciting but stressful experience. Choosing one home to make your own out of the many you see can and then finding that it has an existing problem can make many potential buyers walk away.

When the perfect El Centro home contains mold damage, SERVPRO can help by making everything ideal so you can continue with the purchase. Many times, the contract's stipulations include that the seller must resolve such problems, however. When this happens, we can still assist in making sure that preventative measures and complete desiccation of the property occurs according to industry standards.

Our team of mold damage remediation specialists receive certification from the IICRC and engage in continuing education and extensive training. Mold remediation skills and experience tie into this, helping us remediate homes, so they become just “Like it never even happened.” In addition to removing mold infestations safely and completely, we use effective methods to ensure that reinfestation becomes extremely unlikely to occur.

Treating areas most likely to succumb to mold damage in the future helps protect your investment. We do this by using infrared imaging devices that detect changes in temperatures in a house's materials. The most likely reason a material's temperature shows up differently on our infrared devices is the presence of water or moisture. Areas affected by moisture become cooler than other areas nearby. This same moisture can permit mold and other microbes to grow out of control. When we locate such water losses, we shut them off with minor repairs or discuss appropriate specialists who can perform the required tasks.

After mold remediation, we repeatedly find that prevention in the affected area through the application of antimicrobial agents successfully keeps mold damage from resurfacing. This is particularly beneficial in areas that contain damp areas because of minor cracks in foundations or condensation because of a wide-ranging fluctuation in temperature.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready to help you protect your investment, new or established, from mold damage. Contact us at (760) 337-5858, which is our 24-hour services line, for expert assistance and guidance.

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¿Por Qué SERVPRO? Porque Somos La Empresa De Restauración Número Uno

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Nuestro equipo está aquí para servirle 24/7/365.

Una Decisión Inteligente Para la Restauración de Servicios en su Hogar en Calexico

Los efectos de un desastre en su hogar en El Centro se pueden sentir inmediatamente. Desde el impacto de reubicar a su familia hasta que se solucione el problema, hasta la restauración de los daños causados a la estructura y los contenidos de la propiedad, usted necesita un equipo que pueda restaurar su hogar rápidamente. Nuestra franquicia ofrece una rápida respuesta y un equipo altamente entrenado, capaz de evaluar el daño a su propiedad y con la experiencia para sanearlo.

Nuestros técnicos tienen la experiencia para ofrecer servicios a las casas en Calexico, cubriendo desde la reducción de riesgo hasta la restauración completa de su hogar, incluyendo reconstrucción si es que la estructura se ha visto comprometida y no se puede salvar. Cubrimos una amplia extensión y nuestros clientes están inclusive más allá de El Centro y Salton City en áreas como Brawley, Calexico e Imperial.

Nuestra velocidad de respuesta hace de nuestra franquicia una sabia alternativa para los que han sufrido los efectos de incendios, moho o daños causados por el agua. Contamos con un equipo de respuesta las 24 horas del día, el cual está preparado para minimizar las pérdidas a su propiedad al contener el esparcimiento de los daños. Tenemos tecnología muy avanzada que nos permite extraer el agua rápidamente y comenzar el proceso de secado en las áreas húmedas lo más rápido posible. Este simple e importante paso nos ayuda a contener la proliferación de colonias de bacterias a la vez que nuestro equipo de remediación de SERVPRO comienza a remover los organismos mientras que busca proteger los materiales afectados por el agua lo más posible.

Nuestra franquicia de SERVPRO es una sabia alternativa también por el nivel de experiencia y entrenamiento de nuestros técnicos. Cuando un desastre de agua visita su hogar, ponga su confianza en aquellos que pueden ayudarlo a recuperar los daños y devolver su casa a su estado original. Nosotros le aseguramos que los professionales que despachamos son entrenados y cuentan con la experiencia en las últimas tecnologías y técnicas de restauración para hacer el proceso lo más práctico y efectivo posible manteniendo la más alta calidad.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

 Sin importar cuál sea su emergencia, SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City está listo las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana con solo una llamada al (760) 337-5858.

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Why SERVPRO? Because We Are The Company You Know and Trust

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

We are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

A Wise Choice for Emergency Restoration Services for Your Calexico Home

The effects of a disaster on your El Centro home can get felt immediately. From the impact that it has on the relocation of your family until the situation can get restored to the damages caused to the structure and the contents of the property, you need a team can restore your house quickly. Our franchise offers a fast response time and highly trained professionals capable of assessing the damage to your property and having the experience to overcome it.

Our experienced technicians offer comprehensive service to El Centro properties ranging from mitigation and restoration of your home, to complete reconstruction when the integrity has become too compromised to save. We have a broad service area and have helped customers beyond El Centro and Salton City into areas like Brawley, Calexico, and Imperial.

Something that makes our franchise a wise choice for those battling the effects of disasters like fire, mold and water damage is our fast response to the emergency. We have a 24-hour response team that can mitigate loss at your property by preventing the damage from continuing to spread throughout your home. We have advanced technology that can extract water fast and start drying up damp areas on your property. This ability alone can help to starve out active mold colonies as our SERVPRO remediation technicians begin the preparations for removal of the organism, but also preserves materials affected by water loss incidents inside the house.

Our SERVPRO franchise is also a wise choice because of our highly trained technicians. When a water disaster strikes your home, you put your trust in those that come to help you restore the damage and get it back to preloss conditions. We ensure that the professionals we dispatch throughout our service area are educated and experienced in the best practices and tactics to make restoration as fast and effective as possible without compromising quality.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

No matter what the emergency, our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City response team is ready to help you 24/7 when you call (760) 337-5858.

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El Centro Businesses Can Deal with Commercial Losses and Biohazardous Cleanups by Calling SERVPRO

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

For Real Commercial Cleanup in El Centrol Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Disinfecting Your Retail Building

Biohazard Cleanup for Sewage Backup at an El Centro Gas Station

Your El Centro gas station requires constant maintenance and upkeep with the higher volume of customers coming in to purchase convenience items and use the facilities. The trouble with not being able to monitor these restrooms within the building as often as you might like is the possibility of someone attempting to flush something that a toilet and sewage disposal system cannot handle. Contending with the backup of sewage in your building is nothing that an employee or owner should do on their own, our trained professionals can help to overcome this hazardous situation quickly and safely.

When you first discover sewage backup in one of the restrooms of your El Centro gas station, the best practice to follow is to get customers out of the building and to seek the help of biohazard professionals as promptly as possible. With the likelihood of the situation getting worse without the appropriate steps getting taken, you do not want to risk the possibility of the sewage spreading throughout the store. Our SERVPRO professionals can not only work to contain and quarantine the affected area of your building but efficiently work to clean up and disinfect all of the exposed areas.

With sewage, much of the exposed materials and structural elements can quickly become irreparably damaged. Without the means to completely disinfect certain materials used in flooring or drywall, the most cost-effective and efficient solution is to remove these damaged elements and replace them with new and unaffected materials to complete the restoration.

These conditions are particularly hazardous due to the contaminants, bacteria, and other threats found in sewage. Our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained in full-body personal protective equipment to keep them safe while we clean up the mess, disinfect the area, deodorize the environment, and work efficiently through the remaining steps that allow you to reopen your station to your customers.

Biohazards can not only threaten the safety of the customers and employees of your gas station but also pose a significant risk to the structural integrity of the affected areas as well. Give our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City rapid response team a call to help today at (760) 337-5858.

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SERVPRO Cleans and Disinfects El Centro Properties after a Sewage Blockage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Why Call in SERVPRO for a Blockage in El Centro--Because Your Property Will Be Safe and Sanitary

Cleanup After Sewage Backup in Your El Centro Home

Your El Centro home can get threatened very quickly and with little warning. Hazardous conditions like sewage backing up into the house can present an immediate health risk to the occupants of the house but also require urgent attention to keep the situation from getting worse. Our team has the experience and availability to provide fast responses to emergencies like these with the training in biohazard cleanup to make a difference quickly.

Sewage backup cleanup for your El Centro home is critical as the situation continues to get worse without the appropriate intervention of trained professionals like ours with the tools to assess the situation and clean up the mess. As a homeowner, your concerns are the cleanliness of the affected surfaces and materials after an incident like this, but our SERVPRO team has advanced technology, equipment, and training to thoroughly clean, disinfect, deodorize, and restore affected areas of the property.

There are often contaminants, bacteria, and other hazards present in raw sewage backing up into your home. Whether from a septic tank or a city sewer line, pathogens are always present in this black water. Our technicians have unique training in biohazard cleanup to utilize the appropriate personal protective equipment and use the right tools to clean up the area quickly. Affected materials exposed to the contaminated water must often get removed and later replaced with new materials. The framework of the affected areas must get thoroughly dried to ensure that no moisture persists. With present bacteria likely in the lingering moisture, mold growth or potential health effects could result from inadequately dried materials.

Our SERVPRO team has deodorization equipment like our thermal foggers to help remove the nasty odor left behind by the sewage backup. While many of the exposed soft materials have gotten removed from the area, those that remain can also get deodorized with the use of this thermal fogging equipment.

Sewage is nothing that a homeowner should attempt to remove or handle on their own. Give our experienced SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City biohazard team a call right away to help you resolve this emergency at (760) 337-5858.

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Yuma Property Owners Love SERVPRO's Cleanup Techniques and Results

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Rely on Professional Fire Loss Cleanup from SERVPRO in the Yuma Area, Leave the Ashes to Us!

Professional Fire Damage Cleaning Strategies In Your Yuma Home

When a fire upsets your daily life in Yuma, it can be very tempting to try a cleanup yourself. Although some items can be restored after a fire using ordinary cleaning methods, the residues left after a fire often require expert attention, including specific methods and specialized products. Do-it-yourselfers might find that the damage done by non-professional cleaning approaches spread and smear soot and fail to eradicate corrosive substances, allowing damage to continue.

Engaging the services of our trained and IICRC certified technicians guarantees the use of industry best practices when cleaning up the fire damage to your Yuma home. Our experienced team assesses the damage done by the fire, which can vary from space to space within your home depending on the materials fueling the blaze. Our plan accounts for these variations, matching cleaning products and techniques for the best results.

For example, many fires start in the kitchen, burning food and accelerated by grease. SERVPRO experts know that this type of protein fire results in a thin but hard to remove coating on all surfaces. We use effective cleaning solvents and appropriately abrasive tools to gently yet thoroughly loosen the lacquer-like soot so we can wipe it away.

If the kitchen fire spreads to other living areas materials combusted can include paper and books, a lighter, ashy soot deposits in these areas. Our SERVPRO crew brush and vacuum this residue, following a protocol that contains the debris and uses HEPA filters to clear the air of persistent particles that otherwise would recoat surfaces

Fabrics like curtains and linens can do a slow smolder, depositing a sticky coating that requires a spray & wipe approach. SERVPRO seeks environmentally friendly cleaners that use wetting agents and surfactants to break the bonds of this thick soot, allowing us to scrub it away. Our specially formulated cleaning agents work very well.

Some items are difficult to clean because of crevices and intricate detailing. Our SERVPRO production facility offers specialized cleaning methods such as immersion tanks exercising ultrasonic action to dislodge soot without damaging the articles. When we partner with you to restore your fire-damaged home and possessions prepare to be amazed at the results our production technicians deliver. Items you feared ruined often return to preloss condition after our services.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City offers residents in our community professional assistance to return fire-damaged premises to “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (760) 337-5858 day or night after the firefighters release your home back to you. 

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A Primer on Water Removal for Your Yuma Home or Property

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Air movers drying a wet office wall. SERVPRO uses specialized equipment for water removal.

The Benefits of Contacting SERVPRO’s Water Removal Experts In Yuma

Did you know that one of the most significant issues regarding improper water removal during flooding in Yuma homes is mold growth? Homeowners that neglect to take immediate action or mishandle water removal can often experience unnecessary damages, lowered property values, or even severe risks to their health. Mold can be a big part of those problems. 

Yuma area water removal technicians handle a variety of situations every day. A quality company sends trained personnel that understands the three categories of water damage and how they affect your property and the health of the residents.

The first water category is "clean water" which is water that comes from a potable water source. The second category is "grey water" which contains some measure of containments, although not at a level that could cause severe illness or death. The third category is very harmful, it is "black water."  Sewage is an example of black water.

Each category of water requires specific actions because even clean water can transform into black water over the course of time as bacteria begin to infect the water. The EPA says that standing clean water can become as dangerous as black water within 48 hours.

Also, as water and moisture make the interior of a structure damp and humid, microbial such as mold can begin to grow. This is especially true in places like Yuma where high temperatures can accelerate mold growth.

Having water damage of any kind inside a home or commercial building calls for competent professional help. The technicians at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to perform quality services throughout El Centro and the Yuma ares. (760) 377-5858

Of note, Yuma is the sunniest year-round place in the nation. Click here for other facts about Yuma.

SERVPRO Advice and Information Regarding Water Damage in Yuma

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Protect your windows to prevent water damage.

Water Damage Around Windows in Your Yuma Home Can Warp Window Frames

Water comes into your Yuma home from many different sources. Showering and cooking both use water and produce steam. Moisture that enters the air in the form of water vapor can find its way to other locations in your house and cause problems. When water seeps in around windows during storms or as water vapor escapes from your home, it can affect the frames and make them difficult to open or close.

Homes should always have secure windows to prevent unwanted activity, but windows in Yuma properties with water damage can become difficult for you to close securely. Circumventing this problem by installing a dehumidifier can help immensely. Installing exhaust fans can prevent the flow of water vapor away from bathrooms and the kitchen before water vapor would ever reach a dehumidifier. These must have the proper ventilation system installed, as well, to push the humid air out of your home correctly.

When SERVPRO technicians encounter warped window frames, we address the situation by eliminating any excess humidity that exists and then testing the materials in the frame for the amount of moisture content. Depending on the damage, we might be able to restore the frames. Many times, we can only restore a portion of the frames in a home that exhibit this problem. Others may require the installation of a replacement window. With some luck, we can extract the moisture, reduce the size of the warping, and seal the window frame with caulk. However, your family's security is crucial to your peace of mind and knowledge that they are safe in your home.

On the opposite end, windows that members of your family can barely open become a severe hazard in the event of a fire or a wish to improve indoor air quality. Needing to escape a burning home when the windows are stuck can create panic and additional trauma for your family. Restoring these or replacing them where needed can keep everyone safe.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City wants everyone in Brawley, Heber, and Calexico to live in homes with safe, functional windows that do not create risk. You can contact us by calling (760) 337-5858, where you can speak with one of our staff about the problems water damage can create.

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Consejos e Información de SERVPRO para Daños Causados por el Agua en Yuma

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Protege tus ventanas para evitar daños por agua.

Daños Causados por el Agua en su Hogar en Yuma Pudieran Deformar sus Ventanas

Su hogar en Yuma pudiera verse afectado por el agua por distintas razones. Por ejemplo, el uso diario del agua en baños y cocinas produce vapor de agua. La humedad ambiental en forma de vapor de agua puede asentarse en su casa y causar problemas también. Filtraciones alrededor de sus ventanas causadas por lluvia o por la condensación del agua pueden afectar los marcos de sus ventanas y hacerlas difícil de abrir o cerrar.

Las ventanas del hogar siempre deben estar seguras para evitar riesgos, pero las ventanas de propiedades en Yuma que han sufrido daños causados por el agua pueden tener dificultades al cerrarse. Una manera de ayudar a solucionar el problema es la instalación de un deshumidificador. La instalación de ventiladores y escapes de vapor en zonas como baños y cocinas puede ser incluso más efectivo para evitar la necesidad de instalar deshumidificadores más adelante. Claro está que los sistemas de ventilación deben estar instalados correctamente para expulsar la humedad de su hogar de manera adecuada.

Cuando el personal de SERVPRO se encuentra con marcos de ventanas afectadas, comenzamos a manejar la situación eliminando cualquier exceso de humedad que se detecte. Esto lo hacemos contando con mediciones precisas de los niveles de humedad en los marcos de dichas ventanas. Dependiendo de la magnitud del daño, quizás podramos restaurar el marco de la ventana a su estado original. Muchas veces sólo podemos restaurar una parte del marco debido a la extensión del problema; otras veces es necesario instalar una nueva ventana. Con un poco de suerte, podemos extraer la humedad, minimizar la deformación y sellar de nuevo el marco de la ventana con el sellador apropiado. Sin embargo, resguardar la seguridad de su familia y su tranquilidad es nuestra prioridad.

El caso contrario, cuando las ventanas son muy difíciles de abrir, es igual de riesgoso. Si su familia no puede abrir una ventana, su vida corre peligro en caso de un incendio a la vez que no puede gozar de los beneficios del aire circulante. No poder escapar de un incendio debido a que la ventana está atascada es una razón muy válida para que su familia sienta pánico y ansiedad. Restaurar y reparar las ventanas es un paso muy importante para resguardar la seguridad de su familia.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

SERVPRO de El Centro/ Salton City está para servir a los habitantes de Brawley, Heber y Calexico y para asegurarse que todos sus hogares cuenten con ventanas funcionales que no representen un riesgo innecesario para usted o su familia. Puede contactarnos al 760.337.5858 para conversar con un miembro de nuestro personal sobre los daños que el agua puede ocasionar.

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¿Tiene daños por inundaciones? SERVPRO tiene la solución.

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Tenemos el equipo adecuado para ayudar a restaurar su casa.

Las Consecuencias de una Inundación en su Hogar

No siempre se pueden anticipar los efectos que un desastre pueda tener en su hogar en Yuma y muchos dueños de casa subestiman las graves consecuencias que pueden resultar. Su hogar fácilmente puede ser la víctima de eventos como inundaciones y padecer los efectos desgarradores que un fuerte volumen puede ocasionar. Nuestra experiencia y personal altamente calificado son la clave en solventar las situaciones que surgen después de un evento inesperado.

Muchos residentes de Yuma se concentran exclusivamente en el agua que ha entrado a su casa cuando evalúan el daño causado por una inundación, pero esto en realidad no es suficiente. Si bien es cierto que el agua dentro de la residencia debe ser extraída lo más pronto posible, muchos otros daños pueden haber ocurrido a la estructura inclusive antes de la rápida respuesta de nuestro personal de SERVPRO.

La extracción del agua es una parte muy importante en mitigar daños más graves y minimizar la necesidad de restauración profunda. Sin embargo, sacar el agua es sólo el comienzo cuando se buscar revertir todo el daño causado. Nuestros técnicos no sólo se enfocan en la cantidad de agua, sino que también se concentran en identificar contaminación química, pesticidas, aguas residuales y otros entes en descomposición (como animales) que puedan estar presente en su hogar. Nuestro entrenamiento específico a la eliminación de productos con alto riesgo biológico le asegura a usted que podemos identificar y solucionar el peligro rápidamente, contribuyendo asi al bienestar y la salud de su familia.

Además de los residuos que se pueden encontrar en una inundación, también prestamos atención a los escombros que trae el agua corriente, tales como ramas, piedras, desperdicios y restos de otras estructuras que hayan colapsado en el área. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO lo ayuda no sólo a eliminar el agua, sino a limpiar la suciedad y sedimentos que puedan haber quedado en su estela.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

Las inundaciones pueden afectar su hogar de muchas maneras y ninguna es simple. Nuestro personal de SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City está aquí para ayudarlo en su momento de angustia. Nuestro equipo de emergencia está preparado para prestar una respuesta rápida a su llamada y devolver su hogar a su estado original tan pronto sea posible. Contáctenos hoy al 760.337.5858 y permítanos demostrarle cómo nuestro equipo dejará su casa como que nada hubiera sucedido.

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Water Flooding in Yuma!! SERVPRO Gets Rid of It--Fast

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Yuma Homes and Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Post Storm Damage Water Extraction and Clean Up

The Many Ways Flooding Can Affect Your Yuma Home

You cannot always account for the effects of a disaster on your Yuma home, though many homeowners do not fully understand how widespread damages can be. With substantial water loss incidents like flooding, your home is at the mercy of high volumes of water and anything that this formidable force brings along with it into your home. Overcoming these effects takes trained and experienced restoration specialists like ours.  

Many homeowners consider the water inside of their Yuma home sums up the flood damages that affect their residence in an occurrence like this, but that is far from the case. While this water does require immediate extraction to prevent the situation from getting worse, many damages have already occurred to your residence even with the rapid response of our SERVPRO professionals to get to the scene.

Our extraction efforts are often part of helping to mitigate the loss to your residence and help to limit the time and scope that restoration takes to complete. However, removal of this water is only the beginning to returning your home to preloss condition. One of the points that our technicians are most concerned about when dealing with flooding is the possibility of contaminations like chemicals, sewage, pesticides, or even decomposing materials like animal carcasses. Our training in biohazard cleanup can ensure that these situations are accurately diagnosed and sufficiently resolved immediately, mitigating health threats to your family.

Another concern that can come along with rushing flood waters is debris like sticks, tree limbs, rocks, garbage, and the contents of other buildings or homes in the area. Our SERVPRO team can help you to not only remove the water but to clean up the mess it leaves behind entirely.

Flooding can affect your home in many ways, and none of them can be easy for a homeowner to contend with on their own. Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City emergency response team can arrive quickly and help you to get things back to the way they once were. Give us a call today at (760) 337-5858 so we can show you how our team can make flood damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Removal Service for Yuma Businesses

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO commercial crew. Well-trained technicians from SERVPRO performing a commercial cleanup.

We Offer Reliable  Water Removal Services for Commercial Establishments in Yuma

Dealing with excess water from a burst pipe or Monsoon flooding inside the office of any commercial business is a very stressful situation. Business hours and routines may be interrupted, which often interferes with revenue.

The best way to solve the problem is to contact qualified professionals like SERVPRO immediately. We train our crews to respond quickly and work fast to reduce the structural and content damage at a flooded building. When we are brought in quickly, our crews can often help keep a business open and operating.

Our SERVPRO commercial water removal team in Yuma will quickly clear items from your main showroom and storage areas if water presents a threat to your inventory. You can trust us to itemize everything we remove from your facility and to keep everything in a secure area on or off-site until the drying and any needed structural repairs are completed.

After our technicians eliminate the water from the building, they can employ industrial-grade air movers to dry the structure. Dehumidifiers are used to enhance evaporation and speed up the drying process. We understand that you need your business to be in operation to make a living. It is the goal of our team to provide mitigation services to keep you in business or get you back in business so you can serve your loyal customers and make an income.  

Our skilled SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City and now Yuma East/Foothill employees are ready to be of help. If your business ever suffers a water emergency, do yourself a favor,  contact us 24/7 at (760) 337-5858.  We can return your business to its pre-damage condition.

Become Familiar With How Materials Burn in Yuma During a Fire

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

After a fire on your property, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services and great results.

How Understanding the Theory of Fire Helps During Fire Damage Restoration in Yuma 

We hope you are at an advanced stage of learning how to handle disasters such as fire damage this National Preparedness Month (NPM). It is all about knowing that disasters are inevitable, and when they happen, we have to act correctly to prevent additional damage and restore our properties to their preloss state. Some of the essential things that all Yuma residents should be aware of include: making and practicing the developed plan, learning lifesaving skills, checking your coverage, and saving for emergencies.
To effectively restore your property after a fire damage experience in Yuma, you need to work with professionals who have a good understanding of the theory of fire. Our SERVPRO technicians understand the impact that smoke, fire, and heat have on your property during combustion. Knowing how the various smoke components behave during a fire helps us to determine what is salvageable and if necessary to explain to customers and insurance adjusters the procedures we perform during the restoration process.
As materials burn, they break down and combine with oxygen, and the process gives off heat. For combustion to take place, heat, oxygen and the material to burn should be present. When the three have a perfect balance, no residues can result. So, it means smoke and soot residues form when there is incomplete combustion, as a result of the components not being in balance. Though the gaseous component of smoke is invisible, it is the small particles of carbon - unburned materials - that get suspended in the air and make it visible.
Soot is the smoke which has settled on surfaces, and it can form different types of acids once it combines with the air's humidity or the fire-extinguishing liquids. Some materials can corrode or discolor when they get in touch with acidic soot residues. Our SERVPRO technicians also understand that such a mixture can form unpleasant odors and compromise the quality of air. By using thermal foggers and ULV foggers, we can perform deodorization to neutralize the odor-causing agents.
SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City can help you control soot, smoke, and related damages after a fire damage event. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and learn more about our commercial and residential restoration services.
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What Mold Does To Your Calexico Residence

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Many homeowners do not put as much stock into the severe nature of mold damages in their home as they should.

What Mold Does To Your Home

While there might be many disasters and damaging incidents that could affect your Calexico home, many of these do not initial pose a health hazard to the occupants of the house. Microbial growth in moisture-ridden areas of your home does pose a potential immediate risk to those exposed to the colonies and requires immediate attention to remove safely by trained professionals.

Many homeowners do not put as much stock into the severe nature of mold damages in their Calexico residences as they should. From the time that a colony begins to seat into materials, a chain of events has already begun which threaten not only the house that you live in but the people who live in it as well. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists can help you to understand the full extent of this situation and safely remove the colony and restore damages that it has caused.

However, the question is: what kinds of damages can mold do to your home? This organism feeds and thrives off of organic material. It can often get found seating and spreading throughout drywall and wood framing of your home. As the colony grows and expands, the organism continues to feed and erode the material it has seated into, until the material completely degrades. Structural concerns can result such as weakened supports and walls, but also, can lead to the need to replace these materials entirely instead of our SERVPRO restoration techniques.

Potential health risks are another concern that you should have when you discover mold growing in your home. The hazard is even more considerable for those that already battle respiratory conditions, often exasperating these existing symptoms. This risk can help you to appreciate your need for immediate action to remove the active colony from your property.

There are no cases in which mold damages in a house got better on their own. To remove this intruding organism that can harm the house as well as its occupants, trust our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City professionals. Our emergency response team consists of highly trained applied microbial remediation technicians that can help you through every step of the mold colony removal process and work to restore the damage it has caused to your home. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (760) 337-5858.

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What Is A Professional Water Damage Restorer?

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

We have the tools and technology to clean and restore your Yuma home from water damage.

Learn How Our SERVPRO Team Can Restore Your Yuma Residence 

You might find specific instances or disasters that strike your Yuma residence that are out of your ability to clean up or repair. In these cases, it is often a wise decision to choose professional restoration services to help you return your property to the way that it used to be. Depending on how severe the damage is, acting quickly could help you speed up the restoration process and help to keep your costs down as well.

Water damage in your Yuma home can prove very challenging to overcome. Regardless of the source of this damage, water moves quickly and can affect many areas of your home over just a brief period. When you call in a restoration team to help you clean up the mess and dry out the damage, a small team of our SERVPRO water damage restorers gets sent out to your home. You might want to know what they intend to do when they arrive.

First, these experienced professionals are going to make their assessment of the damage that has occurred in your home. This process occurs with a thorough inspection throughout all of the affected areas and utilizes specialized equipment to see into hidden spaces and between walls to isolate moisture that must get addressed to restore the house successfully.

Another thing that you are going to be able to expect from our SERVPRO professionals is a rapid response. We strive to arrive as quickly as possible to help lessen the effects of the water loss incident and ultimately keep your costs lower. We have the experience and the equipment to offer an efficient final result.

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While you might not always see the need for professional restoration services for your home, water damages require experience and unique equipment to overcome promptly. Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City technicians are standing by at (760) 337-5858 to help you restore your home after the lingering effects of water damages.

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Qué Es Un Restaurador De Daños Por Agua?

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Nuestros técnicos están disponibles 24/7/365 para ayudarte con daños causados por el agua.

Aprende Cómo Nuestro Equipo De SERVPRO Puede Restaurar Su Residencia en Yuma

Es posible que encuentre desastres que afecten su residencia en Yuma y que estén fuera de su capacidad de limpieza o reparación. En estos casos, es una sabia decisión escoger servicios professionales de restauración para ayudarlo a devolver su propiedad como era antes. Dependiendo de qué tan grave sea el daño, actuar rápidamente podría ayudarlo a acelerar el proceso de restauración y también a reducir sus costos. 

El daño causado por el agua en su casa de Yuma puede ser muy difícil de superar. A pesar de el origen del daño, Independientemente de la fuente de este daño, el agua se mueve rápidamente y puede afectar muchas áreas de su hogar en un corto período de tiempo. Cuando llamas a un equipo de restauración para que te ayude a limpiar el desorden y secar el daño, un pequeño equipo de nuestros restauradores de daños por agua sale a tu casa. Es posible que desee saber qué piensan hacer cuando lleguen.

Primero, estos professionales harán su evaluación del daño que ha ocurrido en su hogar. Este proceso sucede con una inspección en todas las áreas afectadas y utiliza un equipo especializado para ver espacios ocultos y entre paredes para aislar la humedad que debe abordarse para restaurar la casa con éxito. 

Otra cosa que podrá esperar de nuestros professionales de SERVPRO es una respuesta rápida. Nos esforzamos por llegar lo más rápido posible para ayudar a reducir  los efectos del incidente de pérdida de agua y, en última instancia, mantener sus costos más bajos. Tenemos la experiencia y el equipamiento para ofrecer un resultado final eficiente.

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Aunque bien es posible que no siempre vea la necesidad de contar con servicios professionales de restauración para su hogar, los daños causados por el agua requieren experiencia y equipos únicos para superarlos rápidamente. Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City están disponibles al (760) 337-5858 para ayudarlo a restaurar su hogar después de los efectos del agua.

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Imperial

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

If you need emergency water cleanup or any other kind of disaster restoration for your property, you can always count on our crew.

Commercial Water Cleanup

One of the most stressful things for your Imperial business is getting posed with an emergency situation that requires immediate attention before structural damages or product damage could occur. Your retail location is not designed to withstand water incidents, even in the lesser traveled areas of the building. With records and stock throughout the showroom and back areas of the store, getting water cleaned up quickly and correctly has to happen right away.

Among the most troubling elements of water damage to your Imperial retail location is the substantial damage that it can ultimately cause to construction materials and fixtures throughout the facility. Elements like tables and desks used for cash registers or clothing displays can become saturated and warp or degrade even after an inadequate cleaning job by employees or custodial staff.

More to the point, cleanup jobs that our SERVPRO technicians take on often hinder the business’s ability to remain open to their customers. Whether it is a safety concern or something of an aesthetic eyesore, a business owner calls us to come out because the problem needs to get taken care of immediately. A rapid response from our emergency team can help to limit some of these effects mentioned above and help to make the entire restoration more efficient.

Another thing that you should consider when it comes to choosing professional restoration from our SERVPRO team for water cleanup is the effect a lingering situation has on not only your profits but also the employees that depend on their jobs. The longer that your facility is closed off to customers, the longer that individual members of your staff are without gainful employment.

Sometimes one of the hardest choices that a business owner has to make is determining when a situation is out of their control and best left to the professionals to restore or recover. If you need emergency water cleanup or any other kind of disaster restoration for your property, you can always count on our crew at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City technicians to get the job done right. We are available anytime by calling (760) 337-5858.

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Fire Loss Cleanup and Restoration Services for the Yuma Area

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Before and After Fire photos. Yuma and the Surrounding Area can count on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO's "Green Fleet" serves Yuma for Fire Emergency Mitigation Services

SERVPRO of El Centro serves the Yuma area for all kinds of property disaster restoration jobs.  Fire damage projects are generally done in two basic phases: mitigation and reconstruction (restoration.)  During the mitigation phase, the wet areas are dried and all debris is cleared away. Salvageable contents are removed for off-site cleaning.  The damaged space is made ready for the second phase which is 'restoration.' Restoration usually features heavy cleaning, demolition of damaged structural materials, deodorization, and reconstruction (build back). The final phase of restoration includes the installation of new cosmetic features such as floor coverings, texture and paint, and other finishes.

The Before and After Photos depicts a sunroom in Yuma, that was severely damaged by a house fire.  The sunroom was built by enclosing a covered patio. As you can see, the fire damage spread to other parts of the house. 

The hole in the ceiling, seen in the top left of the Before Photo is where firefighters cut a vent hole for the heat and smoke and to check for fire or embers burning in the attic.

Drywall that has not been burned and is only contaminated with soot damage can normally be saved by cleaning. When it has been severely damaged it must be replaced.  Stucco, which is the concrete-based wall coating in this sunroom, can often endure extreme heat without significant damage since it is not flammable. In this case, the stucco walls sustained only minor soot and smoke damage and only required deep cleaning and a new coat of paint.

The lighting, ceiling fan, and other fixtures that were not compromised were removed for thorough cleaning and to be reinstalled during the restoration phase. We strive to clean and not replace building materials, fixtures, and other items unless necessary. Contents such as furnishings, appliances, electronics, artwork, and decorative items are usually taken to our cleaning center for evaluation and cleaning when appropriate.

Our objective is to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the fire damage cleanup and restoration, that lingering smoke odors have been neutralized (not masked over) and we have preserved their possessions whenever possible.

The After Photo shows post-mitigation. At this point, the home is ready for repairs and reconstruction to begin.

Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City technicians have the skills and our "Green Fleet" is ready to roll at a moment's notice travel to a fire-loss emergency in Yuma and the surrounding areas. (760) 337-5858

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Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Calexico Residence

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors Help to Protect Your Family and Property from Fire Losses in Calexico

Calexico Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for Cleanup Services After a House Fire

A fire in your Calexico home can be a terrifying experience because of the heat and the thick black smoke that spreads everywhere. If your family is at home when a fire breaks out, getting outside is always much more important than trying to protect anything in your residence. Call the fire department from a neighbor's phone or use a cell phone, but only after you have escaped the fire. SERVPRO can help you make sense of things after the firefighters put the blaze out.
Calexico residents often need to find somewhere else to live immediately after fire damage ruins their home. Fortunately, most fires are not massive enough to displace families. Our technicians have special certifications from the IICRC, an international organization that sets best practice standards for the industry. Our technicians are adequately trained to handle the task of cleaning up fire damage and other disasters. Our goal is to restore your home to its preloss condition whenever possible quickly. We always advise our customers to have smoke alarms and a fire escape route available for protection of the property, and more importantly, the family.
One of these other compounding factors includes water that comes from broken pipes inside your residence from the intense heat. Water can also end up inside your home from firefighters putting out a fire. SERVPRO makes sure that we remove the water to mitigate the damage to your property, and then we remove the soot and charred remains of everything that caught on fire.

 “Like it never even happened,” a tagline that we live by to offer our customers the best possible results. Our fast and highly efficient manner of working in teams means your family can soon come back home. Our industry leading equipment and products expedite the fire damage cleanup and restoration service.
SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City can help you after your home suffers from a fire loss. We perform restoration work in Imperial and Brawley, also, and surrounding areas. No job is too small or too large for our professional restoration crews. Call us at (760) 337-5858 so we can make your home safe again for you and your children.

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Why Professional Restoration Is Best For Flood Damage In Your El Centro Home

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

A flooding situation from any source in your home can leave you overwhelmed.

Professional Flood Damage Restoration

Emergencies that require skilled restoration work which occurs in your El Centro home can be a challenging thing to take on all by yourself. Many homeowners hold fast to the idea that there are few issues with their homes that they cannot fix or restore on their own, but some situations indeed require professional restoration technicians to help keep the issue from getting out of control.

Flood damages in your El Centro residence are a great example of what situation requires professional restoration. With the kind of effects that high volumes of water can have on your house, the occupants of that house, and the contents that you have filled the affected areas with, the faster you can secure services like what our SERVPRO professionals offer, the better.

Flooding can result from some different sources, from internal issues to severe weather passing through the area. Whatever the cause, reacting quickly when the situation begins can help you to reduce the overall need for restoration work by allowing professionals to get the problem as expediently as possible.

One example of the kind of exceptional work that our SERVPRO technicians do to ensure less of your home is considered a loss in these situations is to move at-risk contents of your home to a safe location nearby. This process is known as pack-outs for our team, and it allows us to keep items in your home from becoming irreparably damaged in damp environments or where pooling water is still present. The process also allows our skilled technicians to perform clean up and restoration on the individual contents as well before they later get returned to their original positions.

A flooding situation from any source in your home can leave you overwhelmed. The important thing to remember is to work quickly to secure the services of reputable restoration technicians like ours at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City. Our team has the expertise and advanced equipment to help you overcome the effects of this emergency. Our rapid response team can get reached any time that you need us at (760) 337-5858.

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Professional Water Cleanup in Brawley

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

heavy mold growing on wall 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. 

3 Strategies for Cleaning Your Dryer’s Exhaust

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

You have probably invested a great deal of time and money in your El Centro, CA home and do all you can to protect from disaster. However, one danger you may not have considered is how easily a lint fire could start in your dryer and spread through the rest of your home. While lint buildup inside a dryer exhaust can be a considerable fire hazard, there are a few cleaning strategies that may help you reduce this risk and keep your dryer running at peak performance.

1. Use a Wet-Dry Vacuum

The powerful motor of a wet-dry vacuum can help you clean lint away from your dryer’s exhaust. Before you unplug the unit and disconnect the hose from the vent, you may want to inspect the hookup to ensure you can replace it easily. If you have a gas dryer, you may want to call in a fire damage and restoration service to assist you. Remove any attachments from the end of the vacuum and insert the open end into the hose to remove any lint balls that may be trapped inside.

2. Purchase a Cleaning Rod

Servicing your dryer’s exhaust with a cleaning rod designed for the job can reduce the risk of a lint fire. This tool is typically available at any hardware store. You can attach one end to a household drill or use the brush on its own. Insert the brush into the wall vent and rotate it several times, pulling away any accumulated lint. Repeat this process up to three times until the brush comes out clean.

3. Clean the Exterior Vents

Once you replace the exhaust hose, clean your home’s exterior exhaust vent, as lint can collect here and start a dryer fire. Remove the protective screen and use a hand-held vacuum or brush to clear away lint balls, then replace the cover securely.

Your El Centro, CA home may be vulnerable to a lint fire if you have a large family and use your dryer often. However, proper exhaust cleaning can reduce the risk of this disaster. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

3 Reasons Mold May Be Growing in Your Commercial Building

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Finding black mold growth in your El Centro, CA commercial building can be stressful and troubling. While fungi can be a common issue after a flood, other conditions can cause its rapid spread as well. Contacting a water damage and mold remediation company to inspect your building is an effective way to discover the source and cleanup of the mold; however, understanding how different types of fungi grow and why may help you prevent its development in the future.

1. High Humidity

Any type of moisture present in your building, whether it was from outdoor flooding or a broken pipe, can create humid conditions that are prime for mold growth. Black mold and other types of fungi do not need sunlight to grow, which means that they can take hold in your basement or attic and attack drywall and other building materials. Detecting and stopping leaks can lower humidity levels before they encourage the growth of mold.

2. Plumbing Leaks

Leaking toilets and malfunctioning plumbing fixtures can cause a moisture problem in bathrooms and breakrooms, especially if leaking pipes are enclosed inside vanity cabinets and the leak is not visible. Once mold starts in these areas, it can spread to the wall behind the plumbing and then eventually to the interior wall, where it can grow unchecked. It is wise to have your building’s plumbing inspected at least a few times a year to prevent this issue.

3. Flooding

Even minor floods can cause damp carpets and drywall. When these materials retain water, the moisture may accelerate the growth of mold. After a flood, it is important that you have mold cleanup technicians perform mitigation and inspect your drywall to ensure none is growing within interior walls or under carpet padding.

Finding black mold and other types of fungus in your El Centro, CA commercial building can be a worrisome issue. However, when you understand what causes it to grow and where it might be breeding, the better you can protect your investment. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on mold. 

How To Mitigate Water Damage Until Help Arrives

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

When torrential rains have left your building flooded and your city streets closed, you need to mitigate damage until help can arrive. Water damage can quickly get out of control and go from bad to worse in a matter of hours. If allowed to sit long enough, water damage can result in mold growth and other serious issues beyond a water pipe repair. For this reason, you need to take steps to prevent further damage by doing the following:

• Assess the situation and determine what is safe and what is not.
• Stay away from heavy materials and keep waterlogged carpet and furniture where it is.
• If possible, begin to dry out the affected area. Do this with fans, dehumidifiers and open windows.
• If the source of the damage is a broken pipe and not the rain, close off the main valve and perform a water pipe repair.

Act Fast

The longer the water is allowed to sit, the worse the damage will become. If there are no safety issues, remove as many of your belongings as possible from the flooded area. Only do this if the water is Category 1, meaning it comes from a burst pipe or a broken supply line. Call your insurance company to report the incident right away.

Ventilation is Key

Ventilation is the key to preventing mold growth. If it’s nice outside, open the windows and close off the affected area from the rest of the home. If it’s not, place fans and a dehumidifier in the room.

Expose Saturation

Look for pockets of saturation in the carpet, drywall and other materials. Open them up so they can be dried and cleaned.


Last but not least, clean the all the items you were able to remove from the afflicted area. Leave the bigger items, such as furniture, carpet, drywall and insulation, to the professionals.

Hopefully, by making the necessary water pipe repair and following these measures, you can mitigate as much water damage as possible post flooding. However, it would still be smart to have a El Centro, CA  water restoration team come in and inspect to make sure all damage is accounted for. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

Having Your Flooded Basement Pumped: What You Can Expect

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Localized flooding in your El Centro, CA neighborhood can cause a variety of damage to your home. However, one of the most common occurrences during this natural event is basement flooding. If you find water in your basement during or after a flood, calling in a storm cleanup and water damage restoration company can help you handle the mess. From when the techs first bring their equipment to the final phase of the cleanup, there are a few steps you can expect them to take.

Grading of the Water

When flood technicians first inspect your basement, they will likely grade the water. Flood water is typically what is known as Category 3, or black water. It may contain a variety of toxic elements harmful to humans and pets, which may include:

• Human feces
• Urine
• Chemicals
• Medical waste

Once the water is graded, the flooding experts may place a trash pump into the water to drain sludge, thick waste and flood trash.

Removal of Dangerous Water

Your flood techs may also use a sump pump to remove dangerous water from your basement. There are a variety of pumps available, including those that work under several inches of water and portable pumps that can be moved around your basement to ensure that no pools of standing water are missed. This type of portable equipment can help the flood experts prepare your basement for the drying phase in a shorter space of time.

Drying and Restoration

Restoration experts may then complete the work on your basement by lowering humidity levels with large fans and other drying machines. This may impede or stop mold growth. Once the basement is dry, the flood techs can advise you about other services they have available to improve your home’s condition in the wake of flooding.

Your El Centro, CA home’s basement can sustain serious damage from basement flooding. However, professional flood cleanup technicians have access to industrial equipment that may give you peace of mind when it comes to reversing the effects of water damage.
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What To Know About Household Items and Mold

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

tom where water and moisture had gotten and mold has grown because it wasn't dried.

Mold damage has become one of the most talked about subjects for homeowners and insurance companies in El Centro, CA. Left neglected, the expense for mold remediation can be very costly. In extreme cases, a home may need to be completely gutted or torn down.

Items at Risk

Which household items are subject to mold growth? The short answer is everything. Almost anything that is porous, organic or in a high-humidity environment can become a host to mold. For example, the following items are all potential residential mold breeding grounds:

1. Organics, food and plants
2. Wood
3. Drywall
4. Carpet
5. Upholstery
6. Clothing
7. Flooring and tiling
8. Linens

This list is far from exhaustive. Left to its own, mold could quickly take over a home and everything in it.

Control and Treatment

The two main keys for inhibiting mildew growth are controlling temperature and humidity levels in the home. Many molds are relatively easy to clean and control. Food that has begun to mold should be discarded. Clothing that has become moldy should be laundered. If the mold persists, the item should be tossed. Some molds can be removed by properly cleaning and sanitizing the item at risk.

More serious molds may need professional attention. If you suspect you have a mold damage problem, a mold remediation specialist should be consulted. With the proper tools and equipment, the specialist should be able to tell you what type of mold is present and how it should be treated. This is especially important if your home has experienced water damage of any kind. Sources of water damage can range from a leaky pipe to flood damage or sewer backup.

The good news is that cases of serious mold damage are relatively rare. As more is learned about treating and preventing mold, these cases should continue to decrease in number. Attention to climate control and addressing any displaced water immediately can also assist in this area. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on mold. 

Your Water Pipe Burst -- Now What? 4 Steps To Clean Up

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Bursting pipes are no fun for homeowners in El Centro, CA. Although your water pipes can break down for a number of different reasons, the potential hazards are the same: flooding, water damage, and even harmful mold. If a pipe breaks in your home, there are four steps you should take right away.

1. Immediately shut off the main water valve. The amount of damage done to your property is due in part to how quickly you discover the problem. Shutting off your water can help minimize any water damage that may have already begun. If you’re lucky, it should prevent any damage at all.

2. Avoid using electrical appliances. Stay far away from any electrical products. If you can do so safely, turn off your home’s electricity. It is dangerous—and even life-threatening—to come into contact with electricity while standing in water.

3. Call a plumber. Once you’ve turned off the water and ensured your safety by cutting the electricity, hire a plumber to fix the broken pipe. You should address the main offender, but you should also prevent further bursting pipes. While the plumber is at your house, he or she can do a full assessment of your plumbing and service other problem areas if necessary.

4. Call a cleanup service. The fallout from broken water pipes often requires quick intervention. Cleaning up can be an exhausting and time-consuming process. A cleanup service can take this job off your hands and also give you peace of mind that the job is being done correctly. These professionals are typically skilled in preventing and removing mold, eliminating standing water, and cleaning damaged items. The sooner you get help, the more likely you are to salvage your property.

If bursting pipes have damaged your house in El Centro, CA it’s important to take swift action. Turn off your water, keep yourself safe from electrical accidents, and call in the experts. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on water damage. 

Inspections and Precautions Can Help Preserve Your Commercial Roof

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

This commercial property suffered from water damage.

A roof leak can lead to a lot of water damage problems and may require professional repair and restoration services. It’s important to keep your commercial roof in excellent shape to prevent leaks, holes, and cracks caused by debris and weather conditions. By inspecting your roof and looking out for potential problems, you can lower the risk of dealing with water damage in the future.

Inspect the Roof Often

To maintain your roof, inspect its integrity frequently. If a severe storm occurs in El Centro, CA an inspection can help identify any kind of water or wind damage. While examining your rooftop, look for bubbles in the roof cover. Bubbles indicate there is trapped moisture within the cover and may lead to a roof leak.

Roofing inspections can help you stop a problem before it gets out of hand. If there is a lot of standing water on top of your roof, take care of it quickly. Prolonged standing water can deteriorate the roof cover and weaken or rust the roof deck. Cracks and tears can allow water to seep beneath the roof cover and into your building.

Watch Out for Signs

Along with frequent inspections, keep an eye out for any of the following appearing inside your building:

• Water stains
Unexplained mold
• Strange odors

Although these problems don’t always stem from the roof, they can be your first sign of trouble. If you notice such issues, it can be best to check for any holes, cracks, or other signs that could lead to a roof leak just in case.

Being proactive in your roof upkeep can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Don’t forget to maintain your roof by cleaning gutters, trimming trees, and keeping rooftop vents sealed. You can prevent a lot of damage by being aware of potential problems and by doing all that you can to preserve and maintain your commercial roof. Visit  http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on commercial storm damage. 

3 Steps for Discussing Mold Damage With Your Insurance Company

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

After a flood damages your El Centro, CA business, you may not be sure which steps to take when it comes to cleanup and filing an insurance claim. Of all the damage you might encounter, one of the most puzzling can be fungus growth. No matter the amount of mold you are dealing with or where it might have taken hold on your property, knowing how to report the issue to your insurance company can help you take the necessary steps to resolve the problem.

1. Do Not Touch the Damaged Areas

Before you call the insurance company, you might want to take photos of any mold damage you find. However, it is important that you do not physically disturb these areas. If you see mold where you cannot reach it without moving tables, chairs or equipment or possibly sending spores into the air, leave it for the insurance company to photograph and provide an explanation before you move on with filing a claim.

2. Discuss Coverage Options With an Agent

Understanding your insurance company’s policies on fungus growth and what they generally cover for your business can be an important step in filing a claim. You may want to sit down with an experienced agent and go over your current policy regarding the kind of mold coverage you can receive after you file your claim.

3. Discuss Cleanup Plans

Your insurance agent may be interested in what your cleanup plans are once you file your claim. He or she may ask if you plan to use professional mold remediation services and how you plan to handle safety issues that might relate to the process. Keeping your mold insurance providers in the loop about your cleanup efforts may assist them with processing your claim faster.

Dealing with fungus growth in your El Centro, CA business after water damage can be frustrating. However, working closely with your insurance company can help get your business up and running again with a minimum amount of hassle.

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How To Get Rid of Smoke Odor After a Fire

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

If you’ve recently had a commercial fire in El Centro, CA you may be wondering what steps you should take. You’re likely feeling overwhelmed, not knowing what to do or who to call first (after the fire department, that is). Then there’s that awful smoke odor that can linger even after all the burned and destroyed items have been removed. Thankfully, there are highly trained restoration professionals out there who are sufficiently equipped to handle all your smoke cleaning needs. These companies will likely have access to state-of-the-art equipment and techniques that will not only clean up the often overwhelming mess the fire left behind, but also restore your building to its pre-fire condition. Here are a few things you should expect from a smoke damage restoration professional.

Thorough Inspection for Identification of Odor Sources

It may be easy to look at the affected area and simply assume the smell is coming from everywhere. While there is an element of truth to that, these companies have access to equipment that will help them easily trace the strongest odor sources so that they will be able to focus their efforts most heavily on those affected areas. Sometimes, the odor can come from unlikely places on the interior or exterior of the building.

Water and Fire Treatments First

In order to ensure the odor problem is properly treated, any water or soot must be removed from the premises first as part of the smoke cleaning process. Since these are strong sources of odor in themselves, this process will eliminate a large portion of the necessary odor remediation.

Cleanup, Sanitization, and Odor Remediation

At this point in the restoration process, affected, salvageable items will be properly cleaned, sanitized and restored to their pre-fire condition. The smoke odor will often still linger in the affected areas. Using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment, the restoration professionals will now aggressively attack any remaining odors, since the preliminary work has been completed. Once the odor is removed, the final stage of the smoke cleaning process will be any necessary structural repairs. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on commercial fire damage.

3 Ways To Eliminate Smoke Odor in Your Home

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Even if none of your valuables were damaged in a fire, there may be a lingering sensation that reminds you of what happened. Smoke odor tends to stick around after a fire. It is not only unpleasant to constantly breathe in smoke, but it can also be hazardous. You need to hire professionals in El Centro, CA to carry out smoke cleaning services in your home. Professionals know what devices to use to effectively handle every last instance of smoke damage.

1. Air Filtration Devices

There are a number of air purifiers you can set up around your house. These filtration devices work by taking air in, filtering out all of the contaminants and releasing the clean air back into your home. These devices can be found in a number of home improvement stores. You can also use them if someone in your home smokes and you want to eliminate the smell of cigarette smoke.

2. Ozone Machines

Ozone machines are great if you have a larger area of space to purify. These machines can handle smoke cleaning over an area of up to 4,000 square feet. They are mostly used by commercial buildings that want to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke from the facilities.

3. Thermal Foggers

Thermal foggers are one of the most effective ways to eliminate smoke odor from a residential home. You should leave this work to professionals, and you should notify your neighbors that it will happen, because smoke will emit from your house. You will need to vacate the premises for a specified amount of time while the experts do their job.

You do not want to put yourself or your family members in harm’s way by allowing smoke to permeate the surfaces. Smoke cleaning can be completed in a relatively short amount of time, so do not neglect this essential service. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

Tips for Staying Safe and Sane When a Pipe Breaks

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Homeownership has its rewards, but when bursting pipes leave your home flooded, it’s normal to panic.

No one is expecting to see water gushing into a previously dry room. How do you stay safe and sane after a pipe breaks?

The best thing to do when a broken pipe causes water damage in El Centro, CA is to call a professional. Remember, a flooded room can cause the following:

  • Water damage to walls, furniture, and belongings
  • Damage to insulation, which must then be replaced
  • Growth of mold and bacteria hazardous to your health

Standing water can also attract insects, so it is important to address the broken pipe and flooding as soon as possible. The following tips will help you stay protected throughout the process while providing you with peace of mind.

Stay Calm and Turn Off the Water

It can be easy to panic, but try to stay calm and remember that the first step when you have bursting pipes must be to stop the flooding. To turn off the water, you’ll need to find the stop valve on the water main. You can usually find this where the main service line connects to your house, or under the kitchen sink. You should make sure everyone in your family knows where the shutoff valve is located so the water can be turned off quickly in emergencies.

Get to Safety and Call a Professional

Once the water has been shut off, you should immediately get to safety. This is especially important if the water is contaminated, as it can be a serious health hazard. Once you are safely in a dry area, call a professional to fix the broken pipe and clean up the mess.

Trust the Professionals to Dry the Area

Even if the water damage from bursting pipes initially seems minor, you should contact a professional water restoration company when you have water damage in El Centro, CA. Professionals will ensure the area is dry and free from mold and bacteria, keeping you and your family safe.

Visit SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City for more information about water restoration.

What Not To Do After a Pipe Breaks

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Panic: It's the one thing that business owners around El Centro, CA, need to stop doing when they see bursting pipes on their property. That doesn't mean that you should take it easy if you have water damage in El Centro. Wet conditions are the precursors to all kinds of nasty problems, including:

• Black mold
• Unpleasant smells
• Rotting material

Don’t Put Off Cleanup

Act quickly to reduce your risk of falling prey to these persistent undesirables. If there's even a sliver of a doubt regarding the completeness of your cleanup and drying processes, take a second or third look at your site to prevent these issues.

Don’t Forget to Check Everywhere

Unfortunately, black mold is one of the trademark issues with flooded buildings. Even after you fix a broken pipe and dry up the area, this mold can pop up seemingly out of nowhere. The issue with black mold is that it requires very little moisture to propagate its spores and create massive toxic colonies. Bursting pipes spray, drip and soak, creating a larger footprint than you might imagine. All affected materials should be removed to avoid mold. It is also prudent to dry any crawlspaces or wall cavities thoroughly, by cutting ventilation holes if necessary. Most good water cleanup companies will know just how much needs to be done to get you back to business as usual.

Don’t Ignore Odors

The issues surrounding most secondary water problems pale in comparison to the health hazards and persistence of black mold. Nasty smells can be just as damaging to businesses, however: driving away customers and making workers uncomfortable or unhappy. Rotting material, apart from producing odor, also provides habitats for pests and potentially weakens your building's structure.

The bottom line is that it's better to get your water issues cleaned up as soon as you have a chance. Secondary damage from bursting pipes is costly, both in terms of cleanup invoices and diminished stakeholder confidence.

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2 Instances When a Flood Cut Is Necessary

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Extreme flooding can leave you with a basement in a state of disarray. To get the room back to normal, a professional team from El Centro, CA, can attempt a tear out known as a flood cut. This is when the team removes a portion of your drywall, usually 12 inches above where the water damage ends. While it is not necessary in every single case, most homeowners will find a flood cut to be highly advantageous.

1. When the Water Is Contaminated

When your home has been flooded with normal, clean water, the team may not have to cut out any part of the drywall. However, flood water can carry various hazardous substances, including

• Raw sewage
• Fecal matter
• Chemicals
• Other forms of contamination

Flooding with these substances can result in a variety of health problems, and it may mean parts of the walls need to go. It is the only way to ensure the pathogens are removed from the building entirely. This most often occurs when the inside of a house has been flooded from the sewer line. Anything the sewage touches needs to go.

2. When the Walls Have Insulation Behind Them

If your basement walls do not have any insulation behind them, then the professionals may be able to dry the other side of the walls with a technique known as injectidry. This is when small holes are drilled into the wall and the experts use them to carefully dry the interior. However, if there is insulation, then a flood cut is necessary. It is practically impossible to dry insulation, so the walls will need to go to get the insulation out from the area.

When it comes to extreme water damage, professionals sometimes need to resort to drastic measures, but it is to ensure your house is safe to inhabit. If your house in El Centro, CA, ends up flooding, then you can ask the experts what they would recommend for your specific scenario.

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What To Do After a Fire

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

What To Do After a Fire

Understanding how to access fire restoration services can be confusing if the first time you look at your options is after a disaster. That’s why it’s so important to have an emergency preparedness plan that includes the contact information for your insurance company’s claims department as well as the contact information you will need to get the cleanup process started after the authorities clear the building for re-entry.

Initial Steps To Take

In the first moments of a fire, you will want to get everyone out of the house and contact 911. From there, the following steps are important:

Get medical attention for people and pets
Secure a place to rest and recuperate
Avoid re-entry until authorities clear the structure

Contact your insurance company and restoration specialists in El Centro, California

Once your insurance claim process and the fire restoration process are both started, you can count on the professionals to help you manage the rest of the steps that need to be taken to get you back into your home. The key is to put together a plan that lets you move through the steps above with as little decision making in the moment as possible.

Finding the Right Restoration Company

Making sure you have the right fire insurance coverage is important, and you can easily have that conversation with your insurance agent. When you review your insurance, you should also make a plan for contacting a restoration company in El Centro, California in the event you have any home emergency. It will come in handy if you need smoke cleaning after a fire, water damage restoration after a plumbing emergency, or any other kind of home restoration service.

When you work with certified fire restoration specialists, you can count on their work meeting professional and regulatory standards. You can also count on their having the right professional insurance and licensing to protect you while they work on restoring your home or place of business. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

3 Things To Know About the Fire Cleanup Process

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

3 Things To Know About the Fire Cleanup Process

The aftermath of a fire within your home can be difficult to deal with. Working with a fire company in El Centro, California can lighten the burden because the experts know how to address smoke damage and can restore your house. However, there are many steps in the fire cleanup process, and if you aren’t sure what to expect, it can leave you completely unprepared. Help both yourself and the fire experts by learning more about the process.

1. The Inspection

Before any repairing or cleaning begins, the experts should assess what work needs to be done. Many rooms within your home may have been affected differently and can require a special type of restoration. Depending on the type of damage, different solutions may be needed. Soot damage requires special cleaning agents while water damage from the firemen’s hoses may create risk of mold growth.

2. The Process

Once the assessment of your house has been made, repairs can begin. The smoke cleaning experts will likely first board up missing windows and place tarps on damaged parts of the roof to secure your home and protect it from further impairment. They may also remove any burned items or furniture to make the cleaning process easier.

3. The Restoration

Soon, your dirty walls and possessions get the attention that they need. These professionals have powerful tools and equipment to help them clean away smoke damage, such as powerful vacuums that suck away soot and air scrubbers that eliminate odors. Once the soot is cleared away and the damage is repaired, your house can look like its pre-fire state.

Although smoke damage can be hard to manage, the fire-cleanup process is simple, fast, and effective. Experts know how to clean and repair your home, and by knowing what’s going on when they are there, not only can you help them more, but you can also have relief in knowing that your home is being taken care of. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

Is Smoke Damage Permanent?

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

Is Smoke Damage Permanent?

The aftermath of a house fire can be devastating. Due to the sheer mass of tasks demanding your attention as well as the superior results of professional grade smoke odor removal devices, it is often best to delegate smoke cleaning to a trusted professional. The permanence of the residual smoke particles may depend on it.

The following circumstances often result in permanent smoke damage:

Machine drying – if you choose to home launder any smoke damaged clothing or textiles, make sure all of the smoke and soot are completely removed before machine drying. This often requires five or more wash cycles with specific detergents. The dryer can permanently set remaining smoke particles into the fibers.

Handling – in many cases, handling or even touching items before the soot, smoke, and water are removed may cause the smoke odor to become permanent.

Beyond repair – no matter your efforts, if a large percentage of your house was burned beyond repair, it is likely that many of your possessions will also be smoke damaged beyond repair, unfortunately.

The following points may help you achieve a thorough smoke removal:

Counteractants – a professional smoke cleaning service may provide both advice and specially designed smoke counteractants for home laundering your clothes and textiles.

By the numbers – with so much happening after a fire, it is difficult to keep the next logical step in mind, but it is crucial to prioritize and follow an established protocol in the correct order. For your own safety as well as the best results for your material possessions, follow the guidelines of your insurance company or a trusted disaster response source, such as FEMA. Not only will you be safer, but complete smoke removal is also more likely.

Trust the professionals – it can be tempting to try to do it yourself to save money repairing smoke damage, but many homeowners find a professional remediation service ensures a complete smoke cleaning and costs about the same as DIY in the long run.

If you have experienced a fire in El Centro, California stick to the advice of trusted professionals for your safety, and in restoring your possessions. The permanence of smoke damage depends both on the specific circumstances of the fire and on the treatment of the damaged items afterward. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

Mold Dangers and Risks Every Home Owner Ought to Know

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Dangers and Risks Every Home Owner Ought to Know

Dampness and mold is a common problem to many homes. Some homeowners shrug it off as long as it doesn’t affect the house aesthetically. Microbial growth, mildew and fungus can be more than an aesthetic nuisance. It can easily turn into a problem that most proprietors have to deal with to avoid jeopardizing occupant safety. Before choosing the right mold cleanup and mitigation, you have to fully understand the risks and dangers that this brings to your property.

Before Hiring the Environmental Hygienist

While hiring an environmental hygienist to inspect the property for mildew, fungus and dampness on a regular basis is mandatory, most property managers would prefer doing simple DIY inspections before calling in the environmental hygienist. This is a great approach since setting up a weekly microbial growth, fungus and mildew inspections from an expert is not only expensive but also impractical as opposed to using your eyes and sense of smell to inspect whenever you can.

A comprehensive search operation will be enough to identify some of the most blatant microbial and fungus growth. This is the first step to mold cleanup. Look for cotton like growths that can either be white, green or black.

Black mold is the most dangerous and homeowners should always call the environmental hygienist once they see it. This is poisonous and you should do the mold cleanup and mitigation as soon as possible.

How Does Mold Come About

Microbial growth happens when spores land on a conducive environment. This could be a damp surface inside or outside your house. The spores can enter the house or building through windows, doors, vents or the HVAC. Regular cleaning might be good enough to capture it before it gets serious and becomes a danger to people.

You might be in a position to do the mold cleanup on your own but you will need professional help to keep it away for good. Moreover, professional inspection and cleanup keeps you safe by making you stay away from the molds and also ensures that the experts use the perfect procedures to do mitigation and get rid of the infection in the best way possible. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

What You Need to Know About Asbestos And Lead Abatement

11/24/2017 (Permalink)

What You Need to Know About Asbestos And Lead Abatement

Lead Abatement and Asbestos in Calexico CA and Imperial CA is an extremely serious condition. A test must be conducted to insure the health of the residents is insured. The dangerous substances must then be removed. We often see the issue of Asbestos after a water loss needs some demolition.

Once the owners of the property become aware of a potential problem the issues must be addressed and action must be taken quickly. This problem can occur in both residences and commercial locations. The best way to start is to contact professionals with the experience, expertise, skills, training and equipment required to deal with the problem immediately.

The owner of the property should not waste any time and a reputable company needs to be contacted. There are numerous companies in El Centro and Salton City with excellent reputations who are familiar with the test required. They are capable of removing the abatements as well as any bad odor.

Due to the seriousness of this particular issue companies offering low prices are questionable. The licenses of companies in Calexico CA and Imperial CA need to be verified. You should also verify the personnel's qualifications. Most companies have reviews on their websites that will give you a good general idea regarding the experience and efficiency of the company and their qualifications in testing for Lead Abatement.

When the professionals first arrive at your property they will begin by using several different types of protocols. Keeping all the individuals who live in the home as well as everyone in the neighborhood safe from any danger should be the top priority. The professionals will be prepared and wearing protective clothing and protective gear to ensure their safety while they complete the job.

These workers are easily recognized in El Centro and Salton City CA because it is a requirement that their faces are covered so dangerous materials are not breathed in during the testing and procedures for removal.

When asbestos abatement and lead are removed from an old home or business property the process can be responsible for both a bad odor and hazardous materials to enter to atmosphere. The professionals in CA have also been trained to completely remove all of the lead from the site that has been affected. This can't be properly accomplished unless the individuals have received the correct training.

The law states that even construction works are not able to legally remove this type of waste from any site that has been affected. The owner of the business or home is responsible for making certain everyone involved is following the law. Companies specializing in the removal of abatements will inspect the location and give you an estimate for the services required to resolve the situation. This will be done before they go to work.

The estimate you receive will vary depending on the way the situation needs to be treated. A lot of experts will recommend that buildings and homes in Salton City and El Centro be inspected each year. This helps in the avoidance of a hazardous situation. Material will seep from the same locations and only the experts can truly understand the situation.

Why You Should Test For Asbestos And Lead Abatement

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Why You Should Test For Asbestos And Lead Abatement

Residential and commercial asbestos removal requires a trained professional to administer the correct testing procedures. Some fungus calls for a simple cleaning agent and others require removal as a bio-hazard to you and your family. Fungi agents that are harmful to your family can be a result of fire or water damage and should be immediately accessed and removed by a professional. Let one of the professionals in Calexico CA restore and clean your property fast. Stop future damage or eliminate bad odors in your home or commercial business today.

El Centro and Salton City is also dealing with lead abatement. Lead is a solvent that is used in paint mostly in the 80's in residential and commercial properties. If lead is agitated, it can release tiny spores that are harmful in an environment where people are breathing. Lead is also harmful to pets and small children and should be removed immediately to avoid a severe reaction. Lead is found in all components of life including the soil, air, and water, but heavy exposure to lead in your home can be a hazard to your health. Clean air depends on a lead free environment.

The recent damage in Calexico CA and Imperial CA have called for the need of asbestos testing in most local area homes and businesses. Imperial CA has been hit harder than other parts of California that were ravished by severe brush fires. Unfortunately, CA is still trying to rebound from the rash of brush fires and are reassuring El Centro and Salton City, CA residents that things are expected to improve tremendously. Lead abatement is at the forefront of their cleanup objectives.

Don't put your family at risk with harmful agents that threaten to affect their health and enable them from breathing properly. Removing your home or business of pollutants will help you breathe better air and is playing a major role in being eco-friendly partner. Your pets suffer because traces of lead and asbestos can be contracted on their paws and easily ingested. Furthermore, the chemicals that a professional uses to clean fungus spores from your home should be safe for you, your family, and your pets. Ask you hired professional what kind of chemicals will used in the cleanup.

A knowledgeable and trained professional will have the skills and know how to treat your fungus buildup. They should have the right tools to complete the job correctly the first time. A qualified specialist should always be licensed and bonded. If they're properly licensed, they can insure any claims against your property. Get rid of a bad odor or fungus that is causing damage to your flooring or building structure. Breathe healthy and eliminate the signs of harmful containment's in your home or office. Respiratory ailments is the number one health problem associated with lead and other similar household and commercial pollutants caused by water damage or fire. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Tips

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Tips

Damage caused by fire presents a difficult challenge to many property owners whether house or business. Fires are catastrophic and cause property loss. Soot damage and smoke damage can destroy your business and stop operations until restoration is complete. Commercial fire damage, on the other hand, leads to the closure of your business operations.

Evaluate Property Damage

The extent of property damage helps to determine the costs associated with commercial fire damage at your business. A fire suppression company goes a long way in the evaluation of extent fire damage.

Fire Cleanup

Fire cleanup after commercial fire damage should commence immediately to minimize fire, soot damage, and smoke damage. Involving the insurance company from the start fire cleanup ensures insurance company covers all costs included in your policy.

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Addressing Residential Fire Damage

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Addressing Residential Fire Damage

One of the worst things that any property owner can experience is a fire. When a fire occurs, a property owner will often have to deal with the after effects of fire damage, smoke damage and soot damage. In order to best address these problems, it will be in the best interest of the property owner to hire a fire damage restoration company. This type of company will help by providing services such as fire cleanup. A restoration company will also help restore your property by eliminating things such as a smoke smell. These companies will also board up parts of the property to protect it from further damage as well. Whether you have a fire in home or a fire in business, restoration services are a vital step to take when looking to recover from commercial fire damage.

The first thing you will need to do when experiencing fire damage is to contact a fire restoration company. This company will come over and assess the damage. When evaluating the extent of the damage, a company will check out the smoke damage, soot damage and look for any lingering smoke smell. After assessing the damage, a company will then begin the restoration process by performing fire cleanup. They will also board up sections of a home or business to ensure that they don’t incur any more damage. When looking to handle commercial fire damage from a fire in business, it will benefit landlords to hire a fire restoration service company. Homeowners who experience a fire in home will also benefit by contacting restoration service companies to help with fire damage restoration as well.

In order to address fire damage, a fire damage restoration will perform a number of tasks to help your property regain its previous condition. These companies will provide services such as fire cleanup as well as consultations. The first thing a company will do is look for things such as smoke damage, soot damage and as smoke smell. After assessing the extent of the damage, a restoration company will then begin to eliminate particles, smoke and soot by using a number of chemicals and equipment. They will then board up and cleanse the property in order to make it sanitary. After the process of cleaning up the property after a fire in home or fire in business, restoration service companies will then give the property owner advice on how to keep the property well maintained as well as prevent future fires. With the help of restoration service companies, property owners will be able to more effectively resolve any problems that come up due to commercial fire damage.

After getting your property restored from a restoration service company, property owners will want to take precautions to help prevent future fires. This includes having a fire extinguisher on hand at all times. Owners of property will also want to avoid having any flammable chemicals or substances in the house. Keeping flammable chemicals away from appliances and fixtures is also important in order to prevent a fire. When looking to prevent a fire after restoration, owners of both homes and commercial buildings will also need to turn off any appliances such as stoves when not in use. By taking these steps, property owners will ensure that they will always reduce the chances of another fire occurring and otherwise preventing one.
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Corrosion Due to Water Damage

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Corrosion Due to Water Damage

Water is one of the most corrosive substances on the planet. Whatever material it comes into contact with it immediately begins to soften and break down. Wood, iron, steel, plaster, cotton, polyester, and every other kind of fabric are all vulnerable to the accumulation of large pools of water. The flooding of your is more than a mere inconvenience. It is a clear and direct threat to the integrity of your house. River flooding, storm damage, wind damage, roof damage can all lead to the uncontrolled pouring in of water into your home. If that happens, you must take immediate action to stem such dangerous tides, such destructive flooding.

A storm remediation and water restoration company is the one call in the aftermath of river flooding, storm damage, wind damage, roof damage. A water restoration company employs professionals who are trained and equipped to deal with the consequences of river flooding, storm damage, wind damage, roof damage. A flood pump, infrared sensors, high-end drying equipment and special chemicals and solvents are among the many tools they will bring to the scene of the damage.

The priority will be to stop the leakage. The storm remediation and water restoration team that responds to the call you have put in will employ a number of devices, including a flood pump, to stop the further of your home. Once this has been taken care of, the water will need to be pumped out. Water restoration experts possess a range of powerful, high-end pumps to get the water out of your home quickly and safely. This will clear the way to the drying process.

River flooding, storm damage, wind damage, roof damage will have left a tremendous amount of water as well as dampness and even mildew. These must be dealt with immediately, as they can be the most degrading effect of flooding. The flood water that comes as a result of flooding will do tremendous damage to your floors, carpets, walls and furnishings. Once the accumulated water has been reduced and pumped out of the house, with a flood pump, the extreme moisture left on the various items in your home will need to be eliminated. Otherwise, they will continue to eat away at them until they have been completed destroyed.

A solid and well-executed home restoration plan is the only answer to flooding and flood water. It is the only means of reclaiming your home after it has been deluged with flood water. The professionals employed by storm remediation and home restoration companies are the only ones who will possess the equipment to both remove the water from your home and help you restore it to its former condition. The latter is your ultimate goal and must be attacked with gusto.

Flood water, roof leak, the rising of ground water, hurricane damage—these can all be sorted out by home restoration companies that specialize in water-related incidents. You need not be concerned that the flood water that has invaded your home has caused irreparable damage. You can reclaim your home and make a new beginning regardless of roof leak, the rising of ground water, and hurricane damage. The team from the professional home restoration company you work with will use a flood pump and other devices to get the water out and to dry your home.

A roof leak, the rising of ground water, or hurricane damage will not only cause damage to your home that you can see; they may also cause damage that you cannot see. That is why the company you work with will need to employ infrared sensors to examine the infrastructure of your home and evaluate its integrity. Regardless of the severity of the roof leak, the rising of ground water, or hurricane damage, you will get the help you need to recover your home.

Storm remediation and restoration companies are also able to help with hail damage, ice damage, frozen pipes, ice dam, and ice damming. These can present serious dangers to your home and they should be dealt with by people who possess the knowledge, skill, and experience to do the job effectively the first time. If you are plagued by hail damage, ice damage, frozen pipes, ice dam, and ice damming, then you need only call out professionals to help you with it. This is the best option. It is certainly preferable to hiring amateurs or trying to do the job yourself. Incidents of hail damage, ice damage, frozen pipes, ice dam, and ice damming may leave damage that you cannot readily see. Only specialists will have the equipment and training to ensure that you are able to fully recover from hail damage, ice damage, frozen pipes, ice dam, and ice damming.

Among the many jobs performed by restoration companies are roof repair, storm restoration, and storm remediation. If your home has been lashed by the high winds of recent storms, then you should call out people who know how to carry out roof repair, storm restoration, and storm remediation. Not doing so can leave you even more vulnerable. Only the people who are well-trained in the job should be allowed to do roof repair, storm restoration, and storm remediation.

If your home has been severely damaged by flooding, ice, hurricanes, or other such phenomena, then you should rely on experts in roof repair, storm restoration, and storm remediation.
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Effective Asbestos Removal

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Effective Asbestos Removal

If you live in the El Centro and Salton City areas, and suspect that your home or office may have asbestos or lead abatement, it is very important that you call a professional right away to check it out. Fortunately, there are a lot of professional asbestos and lead abatement testers and removers in the El Centro and Salton City areas, that have the equipment, knowledge, and skills needed to get the job done most efficiently and expediently.

When you find it is necessary to call a professional to do the testing and eventual removal, you want to make sure you have done your homework so that you choose a reputable company. There are many of these companies in Imperial Ca, but when choosing a company, it is wise not to pick the company based on the lowest rate they may charge for the job.

It is important that you verify the company's license in Calexico Ca, as well as you should read any reviews you can about the company's expertise on lead abatement and asbestos removal. This type of removal is very serious and people working or residing in the home or office should not be present when the removal is taking place.

These products are known to put off a bad odor or dust-like particles that can get into the lungs, for this reason it is the first, and foremost priority of building management to ensure that everyone in the house, office and entire neighborhood is protected. If that means the quarantine of an entire neighborhood in downtown Calexico CA, then so be it.

Professionals will be recognizable because they will be wearing protective gear and clothing on-site, however, residents won't have this gear so it is necessary they leave the Calexico area, perhaps go to Imperial, Ca or a location where there is not any removing going on. The bad odor and dust particles can travel through the air, and you do not want to get these particles in your lungs as they can be harmful to one's health. It is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure everyone is adhering to and following the law while these chemicals are in the removing process.

Do not attempt to remove these chemicals yourself. Let the trained professionals do the job they have been trained to do. Without the proper training, you could cause more damage than good by doing it yourself. According to the laws in CA even construction workers are not qualified nor permitted for this type of testing or removing of debris containing these chemicals in product.

Estimates vary depending on what you are having estimated and the treatment that will be required for removing it. Experts agree that in Imperial Ca homeowners and business owners should have their buildings inspected on a yearly basis to avoid any hazardous situation developing. These materials can suddenly start seeping from a new location and only by having an expert testing the site on a regular basis will you be aware of any new seeping areas.
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Recovering From Water Damage as a Property Owner

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Recovering From Water Damage as a Property Owner

Property owners can be faced with different types of losses. Some losses, such as water damage, are more common than others. Many property owners have never been faced with water in a home or water in a business. However, these losses do occur. It's important for owners to know what to do and expect to have the best flood damage restoration possible.

The first step is to find the water source and shut it off to prevent additional flood damage. Two common culprits involved in a flooded home or business include supply line breaks and pipe breaks. Stopping the water may be as simple as turning off a faucet when there is a supply line break. With pipe breaks, a plumber may be needed.

With the water off, personal property should be removed from affected areas. Items may need to be discarded if they cannot be saved from flood damage. Salvageable items should be cleaned and stored. Water in a home or water in a business follows the path of least resistance. Make sure that affected items are thoroughly inspected.

The next step involves water cleanup and drying. For water extraction, call a water restoration company. While a ShopVac can be used initially in a flooded home or business, water restoration companies have professional equipment to expedite the water cleanup.

Flooring and walls may not be salvageable. Drying them may not be possible. Soggy, wet carpet can delaminate. Soggy, wet drywall can lose its integrity. With non-salvageable items cleaned out, a restoration company can continue with water cleanup.

Fans and dehumidifiers are critical to drying and mitigation. This process can take several days or weeks depending on the degree of water damage present. Without water cleanup, additional restoration is a waste of time when working to recover from flood damage.

Professional water mitigation companies check moisture levels using devices that measure the moisture percentage. Once the moisture is at an acceptable level and drying is complete, additional mitigation can begin.

Sanitizing the affected areas and preventing mold and mildew are important steps. Not treating can result in unsightly reminders of the loss in addition to health concerns that can develop from water in a home or water in a business. Professionals have the products needed to prevent such occurrences.

Now, water damage mitigation is complete but there may be a need for further restoration. A restoration company can assist with reconstruction that needs to take place or will have partnering companies to handle the reconstruction. Estimates should be prepared. Agreement should be reached on the scope of work and the materials. Once an agreement is reached, reconstruction can begin.

Reconstruction from water damage typically involves replacing and refinishing drywall. With drywall restored, surfaces can be painted. New baseboard can be installed and painted. Paneling and wallpaper may also require replacement in a flooded home or business.

With the walls back in place, flooring can be addressed. Subflooring may require replacement. Finish flooring can be installed whether it be carpeting, hardwoods, tile, or laminate.

With walls and floors complete, fixtures and appliances can be moved back and reinstalled. Plumbers or electricians may be needed to deal with certain items. Now, would be a good time to see what can be done to prevent future pipe breaks or supply line breaks.

Finally, it's time to move back in. Furnishings removed when the water damage was first discovered can be returned. Porous items that took on water and moisture should have already been discarded if they were not salvageable.

Water damage losses are one of the most common types of losses property owners face. Water in a home or water in a business can be overwhelming and leave owners wondering if property will ever be the same again. Fortunately, a good restoration company can successfully restore a flooded home or property when a pipe break or a supply line break creates unexpected havoc.
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5 Ways Storm Restoration is Vital

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

5 Ways Storm Restoration is Vital

Storm restoration is of the utmost importance. Regardless of whether there are frozen pipes, roof leaks, ice damming, flood damming, storm damages, or something else, there is the need to focus on storm remediation.

Homeowners need to have a home restoration plan to overcome wind damage, ice damage, ice dams, and more. This is when it's critical to contact a company that specializes in storm restoration. The ways restoration can help are startling.

All Damage is Considered
All sorts of damage can occur. It depends on the time of year as to what kind of damage is incurred. There could be hurricane damage, ice damage, wind damage, hail damage, and more. The damage can lead to ice damming, flooding, frozen pipes, and a long list of repairs that need to be made to the home.

Through storm restoration, it's possible to know what kind of damage has taken place. There should also be a plan for storm remediation. Through remediation, it's possible to overcome obstacles from river flooding, ice dams, roof leaks, and more. Homeowners who work to reduce the problems will find that home restoration happens faster and easier. Flood pumps and more can make a big difference.

Water Restoration Takes Place
There might be flooding, either river flooding or otherwise along with storm damage. When there is any kind of flooding, it makes it harder to work. There could be a lot of ground water to deal with. Any time there is flood water, there is the likelihood of water damage. Water restoration will involve flood pumps and more to get rid of the water inside of a home.

Water restoration consists of multiple steps that will ultimately result in a home restoration. All items damaged from flooding will need to be dried or discarded. If there is ground water, then there will need to be storm remediation.

Drywall and other items might be damaged because of the ground water. Once the flood water is out and roof leaks are fixed, then the home restoration projects can take place. Water restoration companies can make it easier to get the work done so that there are no residual problems, such as mold and mildew from flood water. They will have the flood pumps as well as techniques to handle ground water.

Damaged Items are Removed
It’s inevitable for damage to occur because of flood water, roof leaks, river flooding, ice damage, and more. The damage might be in the form of plumbing due to frozen pipes. Shingles might need to be replaced because of wind damage or hail damage. Siding might need to be repaired because of hurricane damage.
The amount of damaged items is often in direct correlation with the amount of storm remediation. Many people don’t realize that the flooding and other issues can result in major problems. Homeowners who work to get the problems under control will have more success with the storm restoration projects.

Once the damaged items are removed, it’s easier to see what needs to be repaired and restored.
Repairs are Made
Restoration professionals make short work of roof repairs and other repairs that need to be made as a result of river flooding, storm damage, wind damage, hail damage, and more. They make the list of what needs to be done, which is why it’s best to call in professionals. Homeowners often miss some of the repairs, thus creating problems down the road. For example, if ice damming is missed, further ice damage can occur later on with the presence of ice dams, frozen pipes, and more.

The same can be said if some hurricane damage is missed. If all roof repairs aren’t made, it’s inevitable that there will be roof leaks. Roof damage needs to be assessed so that a home can be restored with roof repairs.

Home is Restored
After there has been roof damage, hurricane damage, ice damming, or something else, the home may not be livable. Homeowners need to focus on home restoration to the fullest to ensure that they are able to get back inside.

The reality is that it takes a lot of hard work to overcome storm damage, roof damage, hail damage, and more. Professionals know how to deal with frozen pipes, use flood pumps, and offer expertise. They know about roof repairs, ice dams, and everything else. It’s why homeowners need to call in the professionals after a storm, regardless of whether they have sustained roof damage or something else.
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How to Respond to a Commercial Fire Damage

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

How to Respond to a Commercial Fire Damage

If a fire disaster strikes your business premises, it is very hard to figure out what you can do or expect. A fire accident in a commercial setting calls for a quick intervention of a professional firefighter with an efficient fire truck, fire hose, and enough water to speed up the fire suppression process. This is necessary to keep the losses at a minimum as well as maintain some degree of normalcy.

Fire damage to a business property can be very devastating. Besides the actual fire damage, smoke damage, soot damage, and water damage triggered by the firefighter’s efforts and fire suppression systems may also happen. It is no doubt that every minute spent on a fire restoration process in your business premises is a minute of income and productivity lost. Only a few business entrepreneurs are ready to contend with the aftermath of a fire damage.

Here is what to do when a fire breaks in your business:

Contact emergency
It is important to contact the fire station nearest to you for emergency services. The nearest fire station is likely to take the shortest time possible, which is best for fire suppression efforts. For effective fire suppression, the emergency services provider must have professional firefighters, an efficient fire truck, and a fire hose that can project water everywhere. Commercial fire emergency services are available on 24/7 allowing immediate contact whenever a fire occurs in your business. This is important because it will also ensure limited soot damage as well as eliminate smoke damage from your commercial property. The longer the fire damage remains unattended the more the soot and smoke damage will be especially on your commercial products if you experience a utility room fire.

Damage Assessment
Right after contacting the fire restoration team, it is important to assess the commercial fire damage because smoke and soot damage may increase even after putting out the fire. A commercial fire damage crew can only come up with a proper strategy once they have assessed the extent of the fire, soot damage, and smoke damage. Additionally, if the fire accident emanated from an electrical fire or a utility room fire, you should have the systems investigated to ensure that no other accidents occur once the team starts the restoration process.

Commercial fire damage professionals should be on the lookout for possible ways that the fire, soot damage, and smoke damage would worsen the situation. To minimize these chances, the team starts by sealing the fire sprinkler system on the walls or on the roof. This would be essential especially if the fire led to the breaking down of the fire sprinkler system.

The Process of Fire Damage Restoration
Clean up
In most cases, an electrical fire and a utility room fire are the main causes of fire accidents in a business setting. Regardless of whether a utility room fire or an electrical fire caused the fire, fire accidents normally leave business premises stained and charred with soot and smoke.

Fire damage restoration
The soot and smoke damage restoration does not end at the cleaning stage. Rather, you will need to have the premises and business items properly repaired and restored to their pre-fire state. Things like carpets and cabinets that are destroyed in the fire needs to be replaced or repaired accordingly.

It is also important to repair and renovate your fire sprinkler system, fire hose, fire truck, and other firefighting equipment that you may have on your business premises. To curb future electrical fires, always engage qualified technicians to install and inspect the wiring system in your commercial premises. The commercial fire restoration team should also advise you on ways to avert another occurrence of fire in your business. Apart from restoring the fire hose and fire sprinkler system, you should also install soot damage and smoke detectors to get early alerts in case of fire.

After suffering a commercial fire damage, it is always advisable to leave the damage restoration process to professionals. Find a trusted fire restoration company or a fire station that has professional firefighters and a fire truck to enjoy efficient restoration services.
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When Water Damage Strikes

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

When Water Damage Strikes

Water damage or flood damage can be one of the most costly expenses that we have to face when maintaining our home or business. Unfortunately, water damage and flood damage, along with being one of the most expenses that we have to account for, it is also one of the most common. Water damage and flood damage can occur suddenly, or build up steadily over time, and due to this, time is often the most imperative factor to consider. When dealing with water in a business or water in the home, time is usually not on our sides, and taking a proactive approach to dealing with the water cleanup process can save a lot of time, as well as money and residual property damage. The goal for many faced with water in the home or water in the business is to complete the restoration process, while successfully implementing full-on damage mitigation.

Mitigation of damages is a direct result of the time it takes to complete the restoration process. When seeking the mitigation of damages during an incident when there is water in the home or water in a business, the first step is to contact your insurance company. When talking to your insurance company, it is important to detail the severity of the incident, as well as to give them all of your pertinent information. The insurance company that you receive your services from will often work hand in hand with a restoration company in your area, making it easier to find a company that can handle your needs. When choosing a restoration company, it is necessary to detail the severity of the incident that you have encountered in order to gain a full perspective of the services that they are capable of delivering, as well as the costs and timetable for full restoration.

The services that a restoration company is allowed to offer may vary from state to state and many are not licensed to handle repairs that go beyond the initial water cleanup and drying. Due to the unpredictable nature of water damage and flood damage, a restoration company will usually be available to assess and handle your needs. During water cleanup, it is important to gain a full understanding of the responsibilities of your restoration company, as well as your insurance company due to the fact that they are providing you with a service that should be done to your satisfaction.

One of the major culprits when facing water damage or flood damage due to standing water in the home or water in a business is often a supply line break or a pipe break. In a flooded home, a supply line break or a pipe break can occur for a myriad of reasons. Inclement weather, such as snow that causes freezing, can often be the cause of a supply line break or a pipe break. Detailing the factors surrounding the supply line break or pipe break to the company you’ve chosen for your home’s restoration is important due to the fact that these breaks can often be hidden behind a wall, leading to long-term damage or increased costs.

When dealing with a flooded home, drying is the final step of the water cleanup process. Drying is one of the most important steps when facing a flooded home, as it wraps up the process and ensures the mitigation of further damages. During the drying process, the restoration company will bring in industrial strength pumps to completely rid your home of the standing water. The drying process, while restoring your home to its original form, will also ensure that unwanted mold or microbial life does not begin to develop. A flooded home can come out of nowhere, bringing along with it a myriad of expensive and unnecessary costs when handled incorrectly. Be sure to contact the proper company to conduct the restoration of your home or business.
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Finding Answers After Fire Damage

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Finding Answers After Fire Damage

No one expects to be affected by fire damage. It's a common problem you see on the news every day. Friends or relatives may have been victims of a fire. You never thought fire damage would affect your home or business. You never knew how overwhelming fire in a home or fire in a business could be until it happened to you.

Now you find yourself facing residential or commercial fire damage. You're looking at soot damage and smoke damage. Long after the flames are extinguished, smoke smell is trapped in your furniture and carpets. You may feel like smoke smell is trapped in your walls. Windows have been blasted out by the heat. Water damage is taking a toll from the fire department's hoses. Fire damage is everywhere you turn. You don't know what to do next and feel that you are too small to take on fire cleanup. You need a trusted, reliable restoration company that can take care of your fire damage restoration. Whether fire in a home or fire in a business has darkened your door, your restoration company can handle it for you.

Getting Started

When you are dealing with residential or commercial fire damage, the first priority is safety for all people who are involved. The next step is to get a comprehensive view of the fire damage, including water damage, smoke damage, and soot damage. Your professional restoration company will come to the premises at your convenience to survey the consequences of the fire. They'll look at all of the damages that have occurred after fire in a home or fire in a business has turned your world upside down. Your restoration company will make it their mission to set it right again by beginning with fire cleanup.

They'll board up any part of your home or business that is left open to vandalism and the elements. The last thing you need is more damage from the weather or intruders because your property isn't secure. Experts can board up broken windows. They can also board up any walls that need reinforcement.

If necessary, tarps can be secured to the roof if you are looking at gaping holes above your head. When the need to board up any part of the building is completed, a thorough fire cleanup process will take place. In addition to cleaning all surfaces, walls, and carpeting, the premises will be sanitized. Once the smoke smell is gone, soot damage is erased, and smoke damage is addressed, fire damage restoration is possible.

Fire Damage Restoration from the Bottom Up

Your restoration company will take care of fire cleanup from the floor up for residential and commercial fire damage. Fire in a home and a fire in a business is going to make a mess. It will destroy many things, but you can still rebuild. This especially holds true if your building is sound. Be thankful if you did not experience a total loss of your home or business. It's hard to let go of special belongings, but you will always have the memories. When you enlist the aid of restoration professionals, you will be able to make more memories. Your team of professionals will make sure that fire damage restoration happens in your home or business. Smoke damage, soot damage, and the smoke smell will all go away with your restoration team's hard work. They know how to handle residential or commercial fire damage. They can lay down new flooring or carpeting. They can put up drywall and apply fresh paint. They can thoroughly clean your furniture and put everything back in its place.

It's frightening when fire tears your world apart. Your restoration company will help you to put that world back together again. Don't be afraid to admit that you need help when you need fire damage restoration. You have skilled professionals who know exactly what to do so you don't have to worry.
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Dealing with Mold Removal in Your Home or Business

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Dealing with Mold Removal in Your Home or Business

You do not know how it started, but you are looking at mold growth in your home or business. It's a serious problem that you can't handle on your own. If you want remediation and mitigation when mold strikes in your property, you need to bring in the professionals who understand mold removal. Mold growth is not only on the surface. Mold growth behind the wall is a major issue. Dry rot and a smelly odor are all signs that you have a mold problem. Whether it is black mold or some other form of mold, residential and commercial mold damage must be taken care of as soon as possible. If you have mold in the home or in your business, you need a mold restoration company to handle the problem.

Eliminate Mildew, Fungus, and Black Mold
You've sensed that there is a problem in your home or business. You knew it by the smelly odor in damp areas. The basement and the bathroom are typical trouble spots. Mold damage requires professional mitigation and remediation. Deodorization is only one part of the process. You want to do more than eliminate the smelly odor that is associated with mold damage. You want to stop mold growth in its tracks, including black mold, fungus, and mildew. If you suspect that you have mold in the home or mold in the business, contact your mold removal restoration company. They'll come in and look for signs of mold growth, including dry rot, a smelly odor, and the presence of fungus or mildew. Mold growth may be visible or you may be dealing with mold growth behind the wall when you have mold in the home or in a business. Whether you have mold growth behind the wall or out in the open, you need remediation for the problem.

Mitigation takes place when your restoration company identifies mold growth, the presence of dry rot, fungus, and mildew. Remediation can continue when mold removal is effective and mold damage is corrected. Residential and commercial mold damage is a challenge, but your restoration company knows how to handle the job. They'll be sure to take care of black mold and get rid of mold growth behind the wall. They'll take care of dry rot and other signs of residential or commercial mold damage. Deodorization will be a part of the process to get rid of that odor that is so unpleasant. When your restoration company is done, you'll forget mold in the home or business.

Stop Mold at its Source

As your mold removal restoration company works on taking care of mold damage, you will want to learn about mitigation. Your mold removal professionals will do more than thorough deodorization. When they address residential or commercial mold damage, they'll also look for the source of your mold. If you have a leak or a problem with your roofing, your restoration professionals can suggest ways to improve the situation. If parts of your home or business are too damp, they may advise a dehumidifier. They'll be with you from start to finish as you put your mold damage behind you.

Don't Let Mold Get the Best of You

If you think that you are dealing with mold, don't procrastinate or think deodorization will solve the problem. Bring in the experts to make sure your situation is thoroughly evaluated, remediated, and you are prepared for the future. If your professionals do their job well, you won't find yourself dealing with mold problems again. Take care of your home or business by putting it in the hands of people who know what they are doing. Mold damage, mold removal, and complete deodorization is best left to the experts. They have the tools, the equipment, and the expertise needed to give you peace of mind when you know that the mold is gone for good.
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Testing For Asbestos And Lead In El Centro And Salton City

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Testing For Asbestos And Lead In El Centro And Salton City

Anyone could smell a bad odor in the house when they live in El Centro and Salton City CA, and they need to get the lead abatement and asbestos testing that is required. They may have removal services done by someone who works in the Calexico CA and Imperial CA areas, and they will have their home returned to normal in an instant. It is a simple way to improve the quality of life in the family, and it will allow the home to be safe because it has been managed and treated properly.

#1: Testing

The tests that are done for asbestos and lead abatement may be managed by the removal company, and they will respond to the bad odor by finding in the house where everything starts. The tests that are done in the house are helpful because they measure the exact amount of any substance that is in the house, and they take into account things such as the humidity and the weather in the Imperial CA, Calexico CA, or El Centro and Salton City CA areas.

#2: The Services

The company is capable of handling anything that happens in the house, and they will begin to clean up the house based on what they have found. They know how to manage all these biohazards that are in the house, and they will begin to move as quickly as possible. The company that is invited to the house will be prepared with a schedule that clearly lays out how their work is to be done. They work quite hard to ensure that they will move as fast as possible, and they will do the work as safely as possible.

#3: The Cleanup

There are many cleanups that must be done in the house because the company may have been in a number of places where things became dirty as they cleaned. They will seek out all the things that they must clean, and they will leave the house better than they found it. They will make the job much easier on everyone around them, and they will leave the family with a home that they may enjoy once again.

#4: Future Tests

There are many companies that will test in the future because they want to know that the mold or other toxins have not come back to the house, and they will test for the quality of the air in the house if they need to. They know that they must take a number of tests to ensure that the house is safe, and they will certify the house as safe once they are certain they have completed their work.

The work that is done in the California area to clean up homes will ensure that every house is clean and easy to stay in. These homes will make it much easier for someone to live comfortably, and they will have a partner who will help them with the toxins and other health hazards that may come up.
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Why you Need to Consider Testing for Asbestos and Lead Abatement

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Why you Need to Consider Testing for Asbestos and Lead Abatement

Houses built back in the 1970s are said to have a high potential of containing harmful components. The ingredients were contained in the insulation, paint, and other building materials available back then. Thankfully, the lead and asbestos-based materials are not in the markets any longer. However, if you reside in a house that existed before the 1980s, you need to consider conducting tests for these fibers in El Centro and Salton City. Contaminated water or affected passage pipes never omit bad odor so you wouldn’t quickly notice unless you test.

What Happens When the Elements Test Positive?

Pursuing removal of these elements is critical. Testing of asbestos fibers should be left to professionals, and so should lead abatement procedures. Should the components test present, they provide an infinitely useful remedy that will leave you free of health hazards. Professional lead abatement in El Centro and Salton city might be cost intensive, but you cannot compare that with the benefits you earn from the exercise. Whether they conduct the test from your offices or in their labs, they always consider diverse methods and not just bad odor.

How to Go About Testing for Asbestos

If you are a resident of CA, Calexico CA, Imperial CA, or any other region and you imagine there could be some harmful substances present, you should consider an immediate test by experts. Usually, they take a small sample to ensure effectiveness. They place a plastic panel on the floor below the area taken for sampling and dampen the material using water containing a relatively low amount of detergent. The professionals take such high measures to prevent release of the substance.

They then use a sharp object to slice a small material from the entire depth, which is later placed in a clean urn compactly sealed. The experts then use a moistened cloth to wipe any sample material outside the container, and the dangerous materials disposed as per the state and specifically local procedures. Thereafter, they label the container and indicate the sampling dates. They also patch the container to ensure zero substance release and proceed for lab tests if it is not to be conducted on-site.

Qualities to Look for in a Testing Professional

As said, whether you reside in Calexico CA, Imperial CA or wherever else, you do not want to lay on the health of your family on the line. Before contacting any company for safe tests or any removal service, consider they are EPA certified. Since you want a much better choice, you should also verify that they are insured and bonded. It feels safer when you are guaranteed of compensation should damages occur in your CA home or business.

Time to Act

As it is, there is no point of sitting behind as you risk your life. If by any chance you doubt your offices or home could have these fibers, consider hiring expertise services for assistance. These professionals even use x-ray fluorescence to achieve accurate results.
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Why You Should Call A Professional After A Flood

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Why You Should Call A Professional After A Flood

Once the floods subside, you might not know where to start. The only way to determine the cost of restoration is to eliminate the water from your flooded home. The flood damage will take its toll on the floor as well as the drywall, meaning that you must get rid of the water in home surfaces as soon as possible. If the water in business storage tanks starts to leak, it can cause some unsightly discolorations on the ceiling. Drying a home will also include eliminating the moist air through the ventilation system. As you start the drying process, eliminate all the contaminants in your home with the appropriate disinfectants.

Undertake a water cleanup before drying
Eliminating the foul water from the drains and sewer is vital if you want to restore the freshness in your home. Before you start drying the home, get rid of the rotten pieces of wood. If some sections of the floor in your flooded home have started to warp, discard them as well. By drying the surfaces as soon as possible, you can minimize the cost of home restoration since you can prevent the water in home floors from causing further deterioration of the wooden surfaces. As you dry the surfaces, remember to give your home a water cleanup. Cleaning up the water in home floors and walls can reduce the moisture that contributes to the disintegration of various building materials. In addition, flood mitigation can help to prevent the water in home reservoirs from getting to the floor.

Inspect the plumbing system in your flooded home

Inspecting the water reticulation system will help you to identify the supply line breaks and repair them before they start causing problems. As such, the prospect of pumping the water in home verandahs can be quite difficult for many homeowners. Even if you think that the supply line break is a trivial issue, you should not ignore it. Leakages can cause huge problems that might become costly to amend in the future if you do not act quickly. However, a pipe break can cause extensive damage when the water starts to leak. If you have a pipe break within a wall, you might have to break a portion of the wall to expose the supply line break. If you do not have the skills or gear to undertake such operations, you should leave it to the professionals. If the water in business channels is not flowing, you are likely to experience some flooding problems during a storm.

Mitigation also involves inspecting the water reservoirs

As the restoration company inspects the pipe break, it is vital to look at the reservoirs. Poorly constructed water reservoirs can cause leakages in your building. Many businesses have large reservoirs of water for their daily needs. If you have water in business floors, you should remember to inspect the plumbing system as you deal with the floods. As such, drying the home fast is a sure way to cut the cost of home restoration since you will salvage some building materials. The water in business trenches should flow smoothly during a storm. Before you start cleaning up the mess, be sure to address the source of the problem.

Minimizing the flood damage

If there is flood damage in the basement, the restoration company will investigate the possibility of a supply line break. While you can use a vacuum to extract a small amount of water, a flooded home will require professional intervention to address the problem. Beware of the risk if electrocution in your flooded home. The water damage professional has the pumps you need to eliminate the water. In some cases, you might have to dig some trenches to facilitate the flow of water. The water damage consultant will prevent the water from lingering around the entrance since it can seep into the foundation. Repairing the foundation cracks is a sure way to reduce the flood damage in your property.

Flood mitigation

Mitigation is a key part of the water damage restoration. As you undertake the water cleanup, check out for other signs of water damage such as rot or mold development. Repairing the pipe break can save the restoration company some time and effort during the water cleanup. The restoration company will undertake a comprehensive study of your home’s vulnerability to floods.
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Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Your Home or Business

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Your Home or Business

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that U.S. fire departments attended to 1,345,500 fires in 2015. Fire damage can be an alarming and expensive experience. Fire can spread in a matter of minutes. It can cause serious damage to your home or business. The results of fire include smoke damage, smoke smell, and soot damage. These aftermaths of fire can cause even more harm and cost. A professional fire damage restoration company will prevent further damage. You will also need board up professionals to secure a house or building. The following information will help you understand the fire damage restoration process.

Causes of Fire in Homes

Fire damage in homes causes $7.3 billion of property loss. There are also 2,500 deaths occurring every year. Furthermore, 12,600 people receive injuries every 12 months. Here are some of the causes of fire in homes:

• Unattended cooking on stoves and in ovens
• Smoking while on beds or mattresses
• Heating equipment
• Intentional fire setting (arson)
• Electrical equipment

Causes of Fire in Business Places

The NFPA reports that electrical fires rank as major causes of commercial fire damage. Electrical fires occur in buildings such as hospitals, clinics, manufacturing plants, bars, and restaurants. Here are some other common causes of fire in business places:

• Open flames in welding and cutting
• Improper use of flammable materials and gases
• Deep frying on stove tops
• Flammable materials close to cooking area
• Wood finishing products near combustible materials
• Heaters, fans, coffee makers, and toasters not unplugged

Fire Cleanup by a Professional Restoration Company

A professional restoration company will be able to cleanup fire damage. Fire cleanup is an essential step right after a fire. Fire in homes can leave unlivable conditions. Fire in business places can leave buildings unsafe for employers, workers, and other people. The following steps are done in fire damage restoration:

• Cleanup water left behind after fire
• Remove wet carpet from all floors
• Perform steps to prevent corrosion and mildew
• Use professional humidifiers to prevent mold

Board up Professionals for Home and Commercial Fire Damage

A professional board up company will use plywood and bolts to cover windows, doors, roofs, and holes in walls. The board up procedure is necessary to prevent intruders from entering the premises. Board up is also a way to prevent rain and debris from causing more home and commercial fire damage.

Smoke Damage and Smoke Smell

After the fire has gone, smoke damage can cause more destruction of property. Smoke smells can cause personal items to become useless. These are some places where smoke damage can linger and cause smoke smells:

• Soaks into walls
• Lingers in drapes
• Saturates into carpet
• Chars walls
• Scorches furniture
• Smoky air in unventilated areas

Soot Damage

Fire Damage leaves soot on items. Soot is a black dusty material that appears after a fire. It can cause permanent damage to property within the home. Here are some items that can receive soot damage:

• Walls and ceilings
• Blinds, drapes, and carpet
• Computer monitors
• Television screens
• Ventilation systems

Smoke and Soot Cleanup by a Professional Restoration Company

Smoke and soot will sometimes leave permanent damage to items in homes or business. A professional restoration company will sort out all household or business items. They will know which items to salvage or throw away during fire cleanup. Here are some things a restoration company will do to prevent further damage to a home or business:

• Cover and remove undamaged furniture
• Install fans to circulate air
• Remove water from floors and carpets
• Dry and clean wet items
• Use heavy duty vacuum to remove soot
• Use deodorizers to end smoke smells

Fire damage restoration is a necessary procedure. It will prevent more damage after a fire in homes. These steps are also necessary after a fire in business places. Fire cleanup also stops further smoke damage and soot damage. You should call professional services after home fire damage or commercial fire damage.
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Understanding Mold Removal

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold Removal

Mold removal and restoration could appear like an easy process and while in some cases it might be quite simple, employing self-help methods could do more harm than good. Simply agitating the mold growth could potentially send microscopic spores through the air, which would facilitate the spread of mildew to other areas of the home, thus enhancing the risk of health related problems. It is, therefore, recommended to hire a certified mold damage restoration company for safe and effective eradication of the black mold outbreak and smelly odor through deodorization among other methods.

Four Facts about Mold Removal and Restoration

1. Mold grows quickly: Fungus only requires moisture and organic material to survive. In fact, Mildew takes about twenty-four to twenty-eight hours to grow and prefers areas with little disruption, limited airflow, and no sunlight. If it happens to grow on wood, it could cause dry rot, thereby damaging any wooden items and structures.

2. Mold diminishes a building's value: Mold in home reduces the total value of a building, especially if there is dry rot. This is because it could lead to extreme structural damage of the building.

3. Effective mold removal and restoration involve more than just cleaning the visible parts: There could be mold growth behind wall, in fiberglass insulation, inside ducts, ceiling, and tiles behind drywall panels, inside wall cavities and behind wallpaper. It is also very difficult to tell the difference between mildew, dirt or soot, without testing. Visible mold in home is just the beginning since some of it is extremely hard to find.

4. Fungus mitigation requires special training: For safe mold removal, fungus samples need to be extracted carefully and analyzed in a laboratory as a way of identifying what mold damage restoration agents would work most effectively. For this reason, it is important to seek the help of an experienced and competent mold damage restoration company to get optimal results.

5. Mold has a foul smell: Mold produces a smelly odor, which is removed through thorough deodorization.

By understanding the danger posed by mold in home and commercial mold damage on the health of the occupants and the structural integrity of the building, the professionals from a restoration company often take the job very seriously. Effective mold removal, mitigation, and remediation are achieved through the following crucial steps.

Mold Assessment

This critical step is directed towards establishing the severity of the problem before initiating the cleanup procedure. The professional team from a removal company checks all surface areas including nooks and cranny places where mold growth could hide. Black mold feeds on cellulose and moisture, which makes it possible to find mold growth behind wall, and framing materials.

Black Mold Containment

Mildew spores growing in one particular place can easily spread to other parts of the premise via the vent system, which could cause further contamination. It is therefore vital to contain all mold growth at the source as a way of preventing it from spreading prior to beginning the removal process. A competent mold restoration company has the tools and skills necessary for effective mildew mitigation.

Mold Spore Filtration

In conjunction with other mitigation procedures, the team of experts from a mold damage restoration company uses engineering controls that help in utilizing negative pressure technologies and air filtration to eradicate mold growth behind wall. All these are helpful in the prevention of the spreading of airborne black mold that could even cause dry rot on wooden items or structures. This is a highly effective step that ensures that mold growth stays in one location until the remediation process is complete.

Mold Remediation to Prevent Commercial Mold Damage

Even though it depends on the assessment and the seriousness of the mildew growth problem, the remediation process that includes deodorization to remove smelly odor is initiated once containment is fully achieved. If there is mold growth behind wall, ceilings and on the floor, it might be necessary to remove all the materials that are affected by commercial mold damage, including dry wall, carpeting, roofing, tiles as well as any wood that has dry rot.

The goal of a commercial mold damage restoration company is to return the premises to its original condition. Some of the vital services they offer include deodorization to remove smelly odor, thorough cleaning of all the items affected by the fungus as well as repair substructures that may have been damaged by mold in home. They basically allow the premises to appear like it never experienced mold growth in the first place.
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Tips for Choosing the Right Water Damage Restoration Company

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Tips for Choosing the Right Water Damage Restoration Company

Broken sewerage systems, plumbing technicalities, and floods can cause serious water damage to a home or a commercial building. As a homeowner or a manager of a commercial building, it's prudent to consider hiring the services of professional water damage remediation services to prevent the damage from escalating and causing even further damages like mold buildup or collapsing of the entire building. Furthermore, such damages can cause problems to your wiring system and affect other expensive appliances like the air conditioning unit. Time is crucial when it comes to responding to flood damage. If the flood damage is not resolved as soon as possible it might lead to other substantial losses that will definitely be too costly to replace or repair. The only ideal step to take is to hire a professional water cleanup service provider to restore the mess. Here are a few tips and guidelines on how to choose the best professionals for the job.

Certifications and Accreditation

Although the mitigation process is supposed to commence as soon as possible, it doesn't mean that due diligence shouldn't be followed. Don't just hire anyone who claims to be certified and experienced in offering flood damage restoration services in the neighborhood without verifying the certifications and accreditation. In fact, a credible water cleanup contractor should have specializations in other fields such as plumbing and wiring so as to disconnect and connect broken pipes to restore the water damage satisfactorily. The contractor should have accreditation documents from relevant bodies like the Better Business Bureau.

Hire experienced professionals who have handled water damage mitigation situations that are even worse than the current flood damage problem. Experienced professionals have a good reputation. A good start is to ask friends and close family members for referrals of some of the reputable water damage restoration professionals in the neighborhood who can handle comprehensive drying.


Remember, proximity is an issue here, therefore don't hire contractors who will take several days to get to your home when it has started developing mold. Mold and fungus can start developing on the site after two days. If the home or commercial building gets a mold manifestation, it may require that the building owner hires a mold removal company on top of the water damage restoration expenses. Some valuable possessions and furniture can get damaged if not salvaged in good time. Therefore, hiring professional contractors from the locality is a good idea.

Insured and Bonded

To avoid unnecessary lawsuits in case of any unexpected eventualities during the water in a home or water in a business drying process, it's advisable to hire insured and bonded water in home or water in business removal companies. The water mitigation company's insurance policy will cover for any accidents or damages caused to the neighboring buildings or their occupants.

Tools and Equipment

The tools and modern equipment used by the water cleanup companies in removing the water in home or water in business are so expensive. Most businesses or homes can't afford to buy the expensive drying equipment necessary for the drying of the water for personal use. It's necessary to inquire about the type of equipment that the water in home or water in business Restoration Company will use in the water cleanup before signing any contract papers. Sometimes usage of certain equipment is prohibited in some residential estates.

The water removal company professionals should also wear protective gear such as gloves and masks when handling contaminated water from broken sewerage systems so as to avoid cross contamination. Ask the water in home or water in business Restoration Company to recommend any necessary repairs that should be conducted on the building after the restoration project.
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What You Should Know About Professional Fire Damage Companies

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What You Should Know About Professional Fire Damage Companies

Addressing fire damage on a valuable asset like a residential or commercial building is very crucial to avoid further damages that may be very costly to repair. Hiring a fire damage restoration company to rectify the problem in a timely manner will save the property owner millions of money. Hiring specialized commercial fire or soot damage restoration experts to conduct a total fire cleanup, remove smoke smell, dry the area, and repair the property with speed and skill, requires some research. Here are a few tips to guide property owners on finding the best fire damage restoration services and how to handle the smoke damage.

Why Hire Professional Services?

Often commercial and residential property owners prefer handling the fire damage remediation procedures on their own. This is a very dangerous option that may end up being costly in the long run. Ordinary citizens lack the necessary equipment, protective gear, skill set, and experience in handling fires in a business or home, and restoring a building to its original state. It's not easy to spot some of the potential hidden signs of further soot damage. Fortunately, with the availability of a myriad of fire smoke damage restoration companies in most states, a property owner or manager can get the job done right the first time.

Most insurance companies will provide credible fire and soot damage remediation service providers to help out in restoring their properties. This is a sure way of attaining information about companies that work excellently and swiftly in removing smoke smell and restoring structures that have been damaged by accidental fires.

One can also use various sources in finding the right fire damage restoration companies such as using the power of search engines, phone directories, and referrals from close friends and family members. Some of the services to look for from a reputable fire and soot damage remediation company include HVAC cleanup, debris removal, smoke smell removal, extensive drying, and structural rebuilding.

Factors to consider in selecting the right companies:

Property owners should make certain that the fire restoration companies are certified by the IICRC body, which is responsible for certifying qualified fire remediation technicians. Professionals who meet the IICRC certification standards have a badge as a show of proof that they are allowed to offer these services. It's also vital to make sure that the smoke damage removal companies are licensed to handle fire in a home or fire in a business.

Established fire and smoke damage restoration specialists should also have state-of-art fire damage restoration equipment. Good companies willingly describe their services to their potential clients including but not limited to the type of technology that they use in removing smoke smell and restoring a property that has been damaged by fires.

One should consider companies that have years of experience in handling a fire in homes and fire in business situations. Experienced professionals in handling commercial fire damage can help a homeowner or businesses to salvage vital documents such identification certificates and financial documents that are not easy to save in the case of fire in a home or a fire in a business. Most reputable companies are often more experienced than cheaper handymen who don't know much about commercial fire damage.

Fire cleanup procedures are prone to unavoidable accidents. If an accident occurs during a fire cleanup, the insurance company of the commercial fire damage mitigation company should be responsible for settling those claims. However, if the commercial building manager or homeowner decides to work with uninsured contractors, he or she will be responsible for settling any lawsuits that may arise from the accidents. Therefore, it's vital to ensure that the technicians from the commercial fire damage repair company are insured to handle fire in homes or fire in businesses before signing any contract.
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A Beginner's Guide to Mold Remediation

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A Beginner's Guide to Mold Remediation

For many homeowners, discovering a serious mold problem is one of their biggest fears. However, mold removal doesn't have to be a difficult or stressful process. By contacting professionals, not only can mold removal be quick, but professionals can also repair mold damage, help prevent further damage and aid in deodorization.

Find the Source of the Mold In Home

Usually, homeowners recognize a mold infestation by the smelly odor, which can often smell of mildew. Some people might mistake this for simply a bad smell and move right to deodorization, but if there's the smell of mildew, mold or other fungus may be present. Check under carpets, behind drywall, and particularly in any damp environments; mold or fungus will often be tucked away somewhere hidden.

Contact a Professional

If the mold damage is significant, the best move is to contact a commercial mold damage and removal specialist. Not only can they make the process of mold removal easy, but they can quarantine off the area where the mold in home began, and ensure that the home house becomes safe and clean. It's important to make sure the commercial mold damage and mitigation specialist is qualified and experienced, as an inexperienced remediation professional might fail to remove all mold and fungus. One good way to spot a bad commercial mold damage professional is that they won't be able to easily explain the process of mold remediation.

Quicker Than Expected

Many homeowners fear that mold remediation will be a time-consuming process, or will require ripping up parts of the house. In reality, mold mitigation usually comes down to removing the mold at its source, scrubbing down the area, and removing the water source. In most cases, no walls need to be taken down. This process will also aid in deodorization, which means no more smelly odors.

Cleaner Air

Commercial mold removal specialists should also ensure that the air in the home is properly cleaned to prevent lung damage to residents. A mitigation and remediation expert who knows their stuff will use HEPA air scrubbers or similar equipment to clear the air of mold spores. Not only does this guarantee the safety of the home, but it also removes the unpleasant smell of rot and mildew.

In order to ensure safe, breathable air, in some cases it is also necessary to have your HVAC air ducts professionally cleaned. These ducts can contain mold spores, as well as dust and other fungus spores. At the very least, it is a good idea to have a professional take a look at the air ducts.

Repairing Mold Damage

In some cases, mold removal is as simple as removing the mold or fungus, cleaning the surface thoroughly, and finally deodorization. Mitigation specialists will often also use a sealant on the surface to protect against water damage and prevent further mold in home, which also helps prevent smelly odors.

When the mold removal specialist cleans the surfaces of mold and mold stains, they should be using some kind of antimicrobial solution. However, not all surfaces can be practically cleaned. In most cases, absorbent and/or porous materials like ceiling tiles, carpeting, or rugs will have to be thrown away. This is because mold can grow in the gaps and spaces between porous material, making the mold nearly impossible to remove in its entirety. A mold mitigation specialist will usually discard any porous materials as a precaution.

In general, the most important thing to remember for mold in home is to contact mold damage and removal specialists. DIY mold remediation can be difficult, and it's best to leave the job to commercial mold damage professionals for safety's sake. By remaining diligent, and checking up on any smelly odors (particularly the smell of mildew), discoloration on surfaces, and water damage, mold damage can be easy to identify and mitigation can begin as soon as you contact a professional.
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What is Water Damage Mitigation?

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What is Water Damage Mitigation?

Once the floods subside, you might not know where to start. The only way to determine the cost of restoration is to eliminate the water from your flooded home. The flood damage will take its toll on the floor as well as the drywall, meaning that you must get rid of the water in home surfaces as soon as possible. If the water in business storage tanks starts to leak, it can cause some unsightly discolorations on the ceiling. Drying a home will also include eliminating the moist air through the ventilation system. As you start the drying process, eliminate all the contaminants in your home with the appropriate disinfectants.

Undertake a water cleanup before drying
Eliminating the foul water from the drains and sewer is vital if you want to restore the freshness in your home. Before you start drying the home, get rid of the rotten pieces of wood. If some sections of the floor in your flooded home have started to warp, discard them as well. By drying the surfaces as soon as possible, you can minimize the cost of home restoration since you can prevent the water in home floors from causing further deterioration of the wooden surfaces. As you dry the surfaces, remember to give your home a water cleanup. Cleaning up the water in home floors and walls can reduce the moisture that contributes to the disintegration of various building materials. In addition, flood mitigation can help to prevent the water in home reservoirs from getting to the floor.

Inspect the plumbing system in your flooded home

Inspecting the water reticulation system will help you to identify the supply line breaks and repair them before they start causing problems. As such, the prospect of pumping the water in home verandahs can be quite difficult for many homeowners. Even if you think that the supply line break is a trivial issue, you should not ignore it. Leakages can cause huge problems that might become costly to amend in the future if you do not act quickly. However, a pipe break can cause extensive damage when the water starts to leak. If you have a pipe break within a wall, you might have to break a portion of the wall to expose the supply line break. If you do not have the skills or gear to undertake such operations, you should leave it to the professionals. If the water in business channels is not flowing, you are likely to experience some flooding problems during a storm.

Mitigation also involves inspecting the water reservoirs

As the restoration company inspects the pipe break, it is vital to look at the reservoirs. Poorly constructed water reservoirs can cause leakages in your building. Many businesses have large reservoirs of water for their daily needs. If you have water in business floors, you should remember to inspect the plumbing system as you deal with the floods. As such, drying the home fast is a sure way to cut the cost of home restoration since you will salvage some building materials. The water in business trenches should flow smoothly during a storm. Before you start cleaning up the mess, be sure to address the source of the problem.

Minimizing the flood damage

If there is flood damage in the basement, the restoration company will investigate the possibility of a supply line break. While you can use a vacuum to extract a small amount of water, a flooded home will require professional intervention to address the problem. Beware of the risk if electrocution in your flooded home. The water damage professional has the pumps you need to eliminate the water. In some cases, you might have to dig some trenches to facilitate the flow of water. The water damage consultant will prevent the water from lingering around the entrance since it can seep into the foundation. Repairing the foundation cracks is a sure way to reduce the flood damage in your property.

Mitigation is a key part of the water damage restoration. As you undertake the water cleanup, check out for other signs of water damage such as rot or mold development. Repairing the pipe break can save the restoration company some time and effort during the water cleanup. The restoration company will undertake a comprehensive study of your home’s vulnerability to floods.
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Fire Damage Prevention and Restoration

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Fire Damage Prevention and Restoration

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that U.S. fire departments attended to 1,345,500 fires in 2015. Fire damage can be an alarming and expensive experience. Fire can spread in a matter of minutes. It can cause serious damage to your home or business. The results of fire include smoke damage, smoke smell, and soot damage. These aftermaths of fire can cause even more harm and cost. A professional fire damage restoration company will prevent further damage. You will also need board up professionals to secure a house or building. The following information will help you understand the fire damage restoration process.

Causes of Fire in Homes

Fire damage in homes causes $7.3 billion of property loss. There are also 2,500 deaths occurring every year. Furthermore, 12,600 people receive injuries every 12 months. Here are some of the causes of fire in homes:

• Unattended cooking on stoves and in ovens
• Smoking while on beds or mattresses
• Heating equipment
• Intentional fire setting (arson)
• Electrical equipment

Causes of Fire in Business Places

The NFPA reports that electrical fires rank as major causes of commercial fire damage. Electrical fires occur in buildings such as hospitals, clinics, manufacturing plants, bars, and restaurants. Here are some other common causes of fire in business places:

• Open flames in welding and cutting
• Improper use of flammable materials and gases
• Deep frying on stove tops
• Flammable materials close to cooking area
• Wood finishing products near combustible materials
• Heaters, fans, coffee makers, and toasters not unplugged

Fire Cleanup by a Professional Restoration Company

A professional restoration company will be able to cleanup fire damage. Fire cleanup is an essential step right after a fire. Fire in homes can leave unlivable conditions. Fire in business places can leave buildings unsafe for employers, workers, and other people. The following steps are done in fire damage restoration:

• Cleanup water left behind after fire
• Remove wet carpet from all floors
• Perform steps to prevent corrosion and mildew
• Use professional humidifiers to prevent mold

Board up Professionals for Home and Commercial Fire Damage

A professional board up company will use plywood and bolts to cover windows, doors, roofs, and holes in walls. The board up procedure is necessary to prevent intruders from entering the premises. Board up is also a way to prevent rain and debris from causing more home and commercial fire damage.

Smoke Damage and Smoke Smell

After the fire has gone, smoke damage can cause more destruction of property. Smoke smells can cause personal items to become useless. These are some places where smoke damage can linger and cause smoke smells:

• Soaks into walls
• Lingers in drapes
• Saturates into carpet
• Chars walls
• Scorches furniture
• Smoky air in unventilated areas

Soot Damage

Fire Damage leaves soot on items. Soot is a black dusty material that appears after a fire. It can cause permanent damage to property within the home. Here are some items that can receive soot damage:

• Walls and ceilings
• Blinds, drapes, and carpet
• Computer monitors
• Television screens
• Ventilation systems

Smoke and Soot Cleanup by a Professional Restoration Company

Smoke and soot will sometimes leave permanent damage to items in homes or business. A professional restoration company will sort out all household or business items. They will know which items to salvage or throw away during fire cleanup. Here are some things a restoration company will do to prevent further damage to a home or business:

• Cover and remove undamaged furniture
• Install fans to circulate air
• Remove water from floors and carpets
• Dry and clean wet items
• Use heavy duty vacuum to remove soot
• Use deodorizers to end smoke smells

Fire damage restoration is a necessary procedure. It will prevent more damage after a fire in homes. These steps are also necessary after a fire in business places. Fire cleanup also stops further smoke damage and soot damage. You should call professional services after home fire damage or commercial fire damage.
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Understanding The Mold Removal Process

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Understanding The Mold Removal Process

Mold removal and restoration could appear like an easy process and while in some cases it might be quite simple, employing self-help methods could do more harm than good. Simply agitating the mold growth could potentially send microscopic spores through the air, which would facilitate the spread of mildew to other areas of the home, thus enhancing the risk of health related problems. It is, therefore, recommended to hire a certified mold damage restoration company for safe and effective eradication of the black mold outbreak and smelly odor through deodorization among other methods.

Four Facts about Mold Removal and Restoration

1. Mold grows quickly: Fungus only requires moisture and organic material to survive. In fact, Mildew takes about twenty-four to twenty-eight hours to grow and prefers areas with little disruption, limited airflow, and no sunlight. If it happens to grow on wood, it could cause dry rot, thereby damaging any wooden items and structures.

2. Mold diminishes a building's value: Mold in home reduces the total value of a building, especially if there is dry rot. This is because it could lead to extreme structural damage of the building.

3. Effective mold removal and restoration involve more than just cleaning the visible parts: There could be mold growth behind wall, in fiberglass insulation, inside ducts, ceiling, and tiles behind drywall panels, inside wall cavities and behind wallpaper. It is also very difficult to tell the difference between mildew, dirt or soot, without testing. Visible mold in home is just the beginning since some of it is extremely hard to find.

4. Fungus mitigation requires special training: For safe mold removal, fungus samples need to be extracted carefully and analyzed in a laboratory as a way of identifying what mold damage restoration agents would work most effectively. For this reason, it is important to seek the help of an experienced and competent mold damage restoration company to get optimal results.

5. Mold has a foul smell: Mold produces a smelly odor, which is removed through thorough deodorization.

By understanding the danger posed by mold in home and commercial mold damage on the health of the occupants and the structural integrity of the building, the professionals from a restoration company often take the job very seriously. Effective mold removal, mitigation, and remediation are achieved through the following crucial steps.

Mold Assessment

This critical step is directed towards establishing the severity of the problem before initiating the cleanup procedure. The professional team from a removal company checks all surface areas including nooks and cranny places where mold growth could hide. Black mold feeds on cellulose and moisture, which makes it possible to find mold growth behind wall, and framing materials.

Black Mold Containment

Mildew spores growing in one particular place can easily spread to other parts of the premise via the vent system, which could cause further contamination. It is therefore vital to contain all mold growth at the source as a way of preventing it from spreading prior to beginning the removal process. A competent mold restoration company has the tools and skills necessary for effective mildew mitigation.

Mold Spore Filtration

In conjunction with other mitigation procedures, the team of experts from a mold damage restoration company uses engineering controls that help in utilizing negative pressure technologies and air filtration to eradicate mold growth behind wall. All these are helpful in the prevention of the spreading of airborne black mold that could even cause dry rot on wooden items or structures. This is a highly effective step that ensures that mold growth stays in one location until the remediation process is complete.

Mold Remediation to Prevent Commercial Mold Damage

Even though it depends on the assessment and the seriousness of the mildew growth problem, the remediation process that includes deodorization to remove smelly odor is initiated once containment is fully achieved. If there is mold growth behind wall, ceilings and on the floor, it might be necessary to remove all the materials that are affected by commercial mold damage, including dry wall, carpeting, roofing, tiles as well as any wood that has dry rot.

The goal of a commercial mold damage restoration company is to return the premises to its original condition. Some of the vital services they offer include deodorization to remove smelly odor, thorough cleaning of all the items affected by the fungus as well as repair substructures that may have been damaged by mold in home. They basically allow the premises to appear like it never experienced mold growth in the first place.
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Solving Flood Damage in Your Home

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Dealing with Flood Damage in Your Home or Business:

If your structure is affected by water damage, you must take the right steps to solve the problem. Whether you are dealing with monsoon rainwater flooding or another source, you must begin to dry out the house (or structure) as you start assessing the overall damage. Once the water dry-out is accomplished the restoration process and procedures can begin.  First, let's continue our discussion about flooding.

Dealing with flood damage:

The mitigation process begins by pumping out, or vacuum extracting the standing water. Next comes the installation of restorative drying equipment. While drying the walls and floors is a time-consuming venture (usually 3 to 5 days) it's the only way to prevent the potential development of microbials and molds; getting the structure dry has to be accomplished before building repairs can begin. 

Drying the Internal Surfaces and Structural Materials:

• Dry out the carpets to reduce elevated interior moisture
• Force dry air into the building to expedite the drying and evaporation process
• In dry climates such as Yuma, and when safe, improve the drying process by opening the windows and doors to vent moisture 
• Lookout for stagnant water in buildings with crawlspaces

How to Handle a Fire Loss

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How to Handle a Fire Loss

When you experience a fire in home or in a business, you initially may be reeling from the emotions that come with seeing a property that you love severely damaged. After you have recovered from the emotional shock of the experience, you may be wondering how you will repair the fire damage in your property. When you have a fire in home, you may not be able to live in the property until the fire cleanup process has been completed. If you have had a fire in business, you may be concerned about loss of income and how you will pay your overhead until the fire damage restoration process has been completed. Regardless of whether you have experienced residential or commercial fire damage, you can easily walk through a few steps over the course of the next few weeks to improve your property and to erase all signs of fire and soot damage.

Contact a Reputable Fire Damage Restoration Company

The impact of fire damage can be far-reaching even with a small or localized fire. For example, you may have soot damage in the areas immediately surrounding the charred areas. You may also have smoke damage throughout the entire building, and the smoke smell can be absorbed into upholstery and other surfaces. The reality is that residential and commercial fire damage alike can be devastating to deal with, and you need professional fire damage restoration services to improve the condition of your property quickly and with quality results. Whether you have a fire in business or in your home, look for a reputable and established fire damage restoration that has considerable experience in your local area and that can respond quickly to your request for assistance.

Reach Out to Your Property Insurance Company

After you have contacted a professional restoration team to assist with fire damage in your home or workplace, you should reach out to your property insurance company to file a property insurance claim. In most cases, residential or commercial fire damage repairs are covered by a property insurance policy. This generally includes all aspects of the fire cleanup process, including those related to smoke damage and soot damage. The restoration process will include eliminating the smoke smell from the property as well as restoring all damaged areas that were touched by the fire, the firefighters’ water and more. Typically, your fire damage repair company can communicate directly with your property insurance company after you have initially filed the claim, and this can make the entire process less stressful and time-consuming for you.

Prepare to Walk Through the Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup Process

While a fire in home or in your business can be upsetting, seeing the fire damage repair process underway can be cathartic. The fire cleanup crew will initially work to remove all signs of residential or commercial fire damage after you have had a fire in business or in your home. This includes removing charred items that cannot be restored as well as areas touched by soot damage. Eliminating the smoke smell from smoke damage in your property requires a special cleanup and deodorization process. The smoke smell could remain even after the charred areas have been removed, so this aspect of the fire cleanup process is critical. The repair process after you have had a fire in home or in a business can take weeks or even months in some cases, so be patient as you walk through the process.

Your primary goal after you had a fire in business or in your home is to return your property to its previous condition as soon as possible. This can be an expensive and time-consuming process. However, when you walk through these steps, you will be able to more easily navigate through the fire damage restoration process and enjoy a property that is completed renovated to your satisfaction. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

How To Eradicate Molds in Residential and Commercial Properties

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How To Eradicate Molds in Residential and Commercial Properties

Black mold can be a huge problem for homeowners since it can cause some health risks for the occupants. The best way to keep your family safe is to learn how to eradicate the mold effectively. Mold problems affect many homes across the world. Considering the problems that arise from dubious mold control methods, homeowners are looking for professional services that will help to curtail the spread of the spores. Molds germinate through the spores that can travel from one place to another through the air. Professional mold remediation consultants take advantage of the modern methods of mold removal. For example, these experts use the vacuum cleaners to eradicate the molds and their spores. When removing the mold, the first step should involve sealing the area with plastic sheeting. You should limit the spread of these spores as they will result to the rapid development of molds in your home.

Do Your Homework

Start by consulting a professional mold remediation company to analyze the different levels mold infestation. Such analysis will come in handy when devising the best mold removal strategy that will suit your property. By disturbing the mold infestation, you can initiate the spread of spores that might worsen the problem. It is also vital to protect yourself by wearing the protecting clothing such as overalls, masks, and gumboots.

Mold Removal

Mold damage can lead to huge losses that are difficult to amend. Mold removal can help to maintain the value of your home, but you will require the services of an expert remediation consultant. The mitigation of commercial mold damage and fungus goes beyond the deodorization of the smelly odor that comes from fungus and mildew. Commercial mold damage comes in many forms but mildew has become increasingly popular. The best way to deal with mold in home and business setups is to analyze the problem and gather the equipment you require for mold removal. Mitigation is extremely vital while dealing with the mold damage. Mitigation does not include the eradication of smelly odors by deodorization. Just like the removal of mold in home compounds, your remediation regimen should include a couple of mitigation measures such as:

• Minimizing the mold damage by addressing the problem as soon as possible
• Identifying the sources of mold in home and business premises
• Finding the right solutions against fungus, mildew, and algae that can grow extremely fast
• Addressing the mold damage in a professional manner
• Fixing all the leaks and sources of moisture that might escalate the problem
• Assessing the various ways to handle the mold in home indoor and outdoor surfaces
• Deodorization of the smelly odor that might cause discomfort
• Gathering the equipment you require to alleviate the commercial mold damage in a timely fashion
• Responding to the signs of mold damage without delay

Once you have devised the appropriate method of mold damage remediation, you need to seal your HVAC system. Besides sealing the air vents, you have to install a window fan to extract the air. You need to repair your window and doorframes to eradicate the cracks that might allow the spores to pass to another room. You should avoid touching the mold with your bare hands. Always wear the protective clothing such as gloves and overalls to avoid body contact. Masks will also ensure that the spores do not get into your respiratory system. Molds have a smelly odor, and the best way to deal with the issue is to remove it in a professional manner. The fungus, mold, and mildew are indicators of high levels of moisture. If you notice some mold growth in your home, check whether your roof is leaking. Molds can also develop as a result of poor attic ventilation. Deodorization is a temporary strategy that you can use as you find a way to address the commercial mold damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

Hiring An Asbestos Removal Company in Imperial CA, Calexico CA, El Centro and Salton City, CA

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Hiring An Asbestos Removal Company in Imperial CA, Calexico CA, El Centro and Salton City, CA

If you happen to live in the local and surrounding area, you will need to make sure that you do everything possible to keep your property safe and sound through asbestos removal and testing. By getting this service, you will have the chance to keep your property at its best, while protecting your health and well being. There are some companies that you will be able to reach out to, which will help you to keep your home as asbestos free as possible. To learn a little bit more about this importance, read on and start getting in touch with some companies that can help you.

What are the dangers of not getting testing and removal?

If you fail to take advantage of this professional service, you are leaving your home susceptible to serious damage and health risk. There are numerous forms of cancer and other terminal illness that manifest when you are exposed to this material. Because of this, anyone who lives in Imperial CA, Calexico CA, El Centro and Salton city, CA needs to do everything that they can to find the help of professionals in the area.

What are some of the services that these professionals provide?

These contractors will come out to a person's property and conduct an inspection first and foremost to see if there are any issues. A telltale sign is if they notice bad odors or discoloration throughout the household structure. They will use a variety of exquisite tools which will allow people to know whether or not this is an issue in their household. It is important to lean on the help of professionals when getting this work done, because they have the expertise required to not make mistakes and to handle the abatement process as smoothly as possible. These professionals also handle services such as lead abatement and can provide a price quote anytime somebody requires this sort of service. They will give a breakdown of the evidence, to include bad odors and discoloration and would then provide options for how they can take care of it.

How does a person hired a company for these services?

To get rid of these problems or to have someone come and provide lead abatement, it is necessary to research the best companies around. There are a lot of professionals in the local area that can give people estimates know how much these services will cost. A person should never hire a professional until they have gotten a number of these estimates and until they are satisfied with the professionals ability to handle it. It pays to get referrals and references from other people who have hired them before. This way, homeowners will feel comfortable any time that they are doing business with one of these companies and they can count on the fact that their home will be so much better for it.

Consider these tips to get the best service.
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Testing For Asbestos And Lead In El Centro

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Testing For Asbestos And Lead In El Centro

El Centro and Salton City CA homeowners must ensure that they have done something about the bad odor they smell in the house. They may have problems with asbestos and lead abatement that must be handled at once. The homeowner must ensure that they have taken all the possible steps that will make the house clean and safe. Someone who does this may read this article, and there they will learn how simple it is to solve this problem.

#1: Inspecting The House

Calexico CA and Imperial CA testing and removal of these problems is quite easy to do because the company arrives ready to complete the work. They will use the industrial gear that is needed for this work to check the house, and they will begin the removal process when the homeowner is ready. The homeowner must sign off on all the work that is done in the house, and they will let the company know what they need. They may offer input about the bad odor, and they will show this company how simple it is to remove these problems from the house.

#2: The Removal Process

El Centro and Salton City CA customers must ensure that they know how long it will take when the process begins. They cannot expect it to last a short period of time because the work must be done thoroughly, and they will find that the company has a general idea of how long this work will last. Asbestos testing and lead abatement will result in a clean home, and the people who are doing the work must be allowed the time that is required to get it done.

#3: How To Know When There Is A Problem

The people who live in the house in Calexico CA and Imperial CA will notice the smell in the house, or they may realize that their home was made with materials that are simply not appropriate. They must be vigilant about how the house is cared for, and they must call the abatement company to ensure they arrive as soon as possible. The company will send a team to the house, and they will ensure that the house is completely clean when they are finished.

#4: Reviewing Work With The Client

The client is allowed to review all the work done in the house, and they will be given a chance to ask for any adjustments to the house. There may be a bit of work that must be done again, and they may find things that they are not happy with. Someone who is searching for a way to get their house into better condition must call the mitigation firm as soon as possible for help.

There are many homes where there are problems that will change the health of the family. These issues must be corrected as soon as possible, and they must be corrected before the family may move back in. Each step in the process may be handled by a professional today.
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Why Get Help With Water Damage?

4/22/2017 (Permalink)

Why Get Help With Water Damage?

Water damage can cause many different issues, and whether you have water in your home or water in your business, you want to call it professional as soon as you can. The water damage restoration process needs to begin as quickly as possible after flood damage. Here's some information about the causes of water damage and an explanation of the water cleanup process.

Expect the Worst

Water in a home or water in a business will cause destructive processes like the rotting of wood, the growth of bacteria, and the rusting of steel. Water damage can be something as small as water spots or something as major as flood damage. Some insurance policies cover water damage restoration. If you are in an area that often gets flooded it would be a good choice to get insurance against flood damage.

Causes of Water Damage

Water damage is often caused by stressed or broken plumbing releasing water in your home. Something as small as an eighth-inch crack can release 250 gallons of water a day causing extensive water damage and requiring water cleanup. Many companies may specialize in the mitigation of flood damage. Others may do great work in water damage restoration. No matter who you choose, make sure the water cleanup starts as soon as possible.

Assessment of Flood Damage

Mitigation of your flood damage problem generally begins with an assessment. After a specialist has checked your house out, they can start water cleanup. They will begin by removing your personal affects and extracting all the water. They can then initiate the drying process by using air movement. Drying water damage is one of the most important steps in water damage restoration. Large fans that produce a lot of air movement along with a dehumidifier helps to speed the drying process.

Factors of Damage

How much water and how long it's been there both affect the mitigation of flood damage. Water in your home or water in your business has a tendency to create more damage the longer it is left. It's usually not as simple as just drying everything out either. If possible, open some windows to get some natural air movement as quick as possible and then call a professional.

Where Does it End?

Mitigation ends when the air movement has successfully dried up all the water in your business or home. The workers will put all of your belonging back where they belong and leave your place looking good as new, if you picked the right company.

Damage to your home from water can be disastrous if it is not taken care of quickly and completely. It can cause many problems with your home and even make it uninhabitable. Contact reliable water damage restoration experts today and see what they can do for you. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on water damage.

How To Effectively Handle Property Flooding

4/22/2017 (Permalink)

How To Effectively Handle Property Flooding

For people who are faced with water damage in their home or property, the feeling can be overwhelming. The first concern always in any flood damage or water damage situation is to secure the life of all the inhabitants. Certainly, water in a home or water in a business can feel overwhelming for any property owner, but once everyone is evacuated safely the threat of preserving life is usually minimized and mitigation can begin. However, as is the case with any disaster whether it is storm related or from plumbing defects, the flood damage in the property should be inspected to ensure the building did not suffer substantial damage to the structural integrity before habitation is resumed.

After it is assessed that the structure of the property is stable then the next step is to properly address the water in the home or the water in the business is properly handled through a process known as water damage mitigation and water damage restoration. This is most often accomplished through drying and air movement accomplished with special equipment that professional water damage restoration companies utilize specifically designed to remove excess water.

While water cleanup after flooding may seem simple, proper water damage restoration and water cleanup is usually a significant process and is usually best handled by a professional flood damage and flood mitigation specialist. One of the significant health hazards that can be of concern for property owners after there has been water in a home or water in a business is mold. When flood damage is not properly attended to through drying, air movement and proper mitigation, the water that seeped into the walls and floors can become a breeding ground for mold spores which does pose a significant health risk. That is why water cleanup after any water in a home or water in a business that is substantial be as thorough as possible. Mold spores can surface even up to a year or two later if the moisture is retained in a building structure from the original flood. Often this occurs when the drying process was incomplete due to a lack of proper air movement during the clean-up process.

Most people think if their walls and floors look clean they are free from worry. However, mold spores can also often be found lurking behind walls or subflooring. Because of this, it is very important to be proactive and thorough with all rooms and areas that are affected and in need of water damage restoration. This can include basements and crawl spaces. The good news is that in many cases, if the water is removed from the property quickly and the water cleanup is handled in a comprehensive way including properly drying out all rooms and subflooring, the damage sustained can be reduced significantly. A water mitigation specialist accomplishes this by using professional water mitigation equipment that ensures there is sufficient air movement in all areas of the structure during the drying process. This will protect the building from getting any long-term mold or structural problems from the original water damage. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on water damage restoration.

The Business and Home Fire Damage Restoration Cleanup Process

4/22/2017 (Permalink)

The Business and Home Fire Damage Restoration Cleanup Process

There is no way to know what to expect from fire damage in the home or business until it strikes without warning. When it comes to fire in business or fire in home, you need to have a professional fire loss restoration team on site quickly so they can shoulder the burden and get your life back to some degree of normalcy.

Here is what you can expect from the fire in business and fire in home restoration cleanup process.

Regardless what time of day or night the fire damage occurred, you can call the fire loss restoration team 24 hours a day to get the ball rolling. It is urgent that the fire cleanup team arrive quickly because the situation can go from bad to worse as the fire damage, soot damage, and smoke damage increases due to the amount of water on the property. Once the fire cleanup team has properly assessed all the fire damage, soot damage, and smoke damage, they can focus on developing a clear plan of action.

The fire in business or fire in home need to secure the location, so they make every effort to board up fire damage to windows, doors, and even place a tarp on the roof that suffered significant fire loss damage. The fire in business and fire in home team have to make sure that the area is secure before they can continue the fire cleanup.

In the event that we are talking about commercial fire damage, everything is escalated ten-fold due to the sheer volume of space and things affected by soot damage, fire damage, smoke damage, and decreased air quality. The commercial fire damage professionals have to carefully determine which pieces of equipment are salvageable, then secure a large space before the cleaning can begin. The commercial fire damage team needs plenty of time, so the sooner you call the fire loss restoration team, the faster they can get working. In the commercial fire damage setting, getting the soot damage and smoke damage cleaned to improve air quality is of the utmost concern because employee health is at stake.

Now comes the complicated and time consuming process where the fire in business or fire in home experts have to remove all the water from the area. With extensive soot damage and smoke damage, comes an abundance of water that was needed to put out the fire. The fire cleanup professionals will make use of numerous dehumidifiers and extremely powerful air movers that will dry the locations after the fire loss restoration team has removed standing water.

Air quality is an important concern whether we are talking commercial fire damage or a home fire. The air quality has to be addressed quickly because water can lead to mold, and mold can severely compromise air quality dramatically. The fire cleanup team will spend a considerable amount of time using specialized equipment to remove smoke remnants and soot deposits from ceilings, walls, and all the other surfaces throughout the property.

Call your local fire cleanup team 24 hours a day to help restore your property to the condition before that fire occurred. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

The After Math of a Fire and How to Prevent Other Associated Problems from Occurring

4/22/2017 (Permalink)

The After Math of a Fire

No individual wants to ever encounter a fire in the home or a fire in the business. Experiencing a fire loss can be traumatizing to owners. Aside from the fire damage to the property, the process of getting their lives back to normal is difficult for many. They must begin to take careful account of how severe the fire damage has affected their property.

A commercial fire damage can also be devastating to its’ owners. Many of these structures involve several business outlets within the same building. For many owners, it can mean a halt on their finances, especially if their business depended on daily sales. The quicker the fire cleanup begins the faster their business can operate again.

It is a stressful situation but a necessary step to begin recovery and help file insurance claims more accurately. This includes taking pictures, writing down all visual damage, and possibly items that can be saved. In most cases -since it may be dangerous to enter the home or business place- the help of fire damage restoration specialists is required.

How Can a Fire Damage Restoration Company Help?

Recovery from a fire loss is more efficient and speedier when it is done by a fire damage restoration company. When an individual has experienced the aftermath of a fire in the home or a fire in the business, it threatens their sense of security and often results in emotional and financial hardship. The fire loss from commercial fire damage is also a disastrous experience.

A commercial fire damage will not only encounter soot damage, but the lingering odor often left behind by smoke damage may be unbearable. Therefore, it is very important to improve the air quality as soon as possible. When the air quality reaches a tolerable level, then it becomes easier and safer to enter the property. The air quality of the structure will be much better after a complete fire cleanup has been done.

Soot damage on upholstery or carpets requires deep cleaning if they are able to be saved. It is not uncommon to have no choice but to get rid these items due to heavy soot damage. Some items may cost more to clean than to replace.

To save as much as possible -whether personal possessions or the structure itself- fire damage restoration specialists have the right tools for an effective fire cleanup. Fire loss recovery professionals are fully equipped to deal with the soot damage and smoke damage often left behind after a fire in the home or a fire in a business place. They understand the health risks and danger that soot damage and smoke damage can cause.

How Important is a Fire Cleanup?

A fire cleanup is vital when someone experiences a fire loss. A fire in a home or a fire in a business structure is a stressful experience. An efficient fire cleanup improves the air quality quicker. Discoloration to walls and ceilings caused by smoke damage need to be cleaned using high power tools.

When done by a professional fire damage recovery company it can also help owners who need to file insurance claims properly. Often only visual damage is seen. A fire in the home or a fire in a business place can cause damage inside walls and under floorboards. A commercial fire damage can deem the whole building unsafe for the owners to enter.

This is why it is important to have a company that specializes in fire loss recovery to analyze the destruction often missed from a commercial fire damage. Smoke damage needs to be addressed in a timely manner to get air quality stabilized. This speeds the process of recovery and business can return to normal. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage.

Emergency Board Up

4/5/2017 (Permalink)

Home that needs an Emergency Board Up

Did you know SERVPRO of El Centro/ Salton City can help you with Emergency Board Ups? 

If you experience a fire loss or catastrophic loss in your home or business our team is available 24/7, 365 days a year to come on site and start securing your property.

We are also able to start with the cleanup process and inventorying your belongings. This process is critical when you experience a fire to make sure you document and have solid communication with your insurance company. 

If you have any questions about our board up services, fire damage restoration or anything else call us directly at (760) 337-5858 or visit our website at http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com/ and will be happy to help! 

Water and Flood Cleanup in El Centro

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage in El Centro, CA

Water and Flood Cleanup in El Centro

Most residents are living with the misleading notion that water damage happens only from experiencing floods. However residents frequently do not understand that even a tiny quantity of water from damaged pipes, may develop into costly problems. Water damage happens to virtually every residence in CA.

Residents are advised to be prepared to handle any flood damage in addition to any damage mitigation. Obviously, there is a limit to what can be accomplished to avoid water in home, residents can practice for speedy responses to avoid further damage in El Centro and Salton City. If you are a resident in Imperial CA and Calexico, CA, water damage is a widespread occasion.

It is important to trace and turn off any water found to be flowing in El Centro and Salton City as well as Calexico CA and Imperial CA residences. Find the source of water in business or water in home and turn it off. In a lot of places, the water can be found leaking from a pipe. Try to shut off the stream of water. When it is clear that the predicament is from the plumbing but any actual leaking is untraceable as to the location of it, turning off the water needs to occur immediately.

The water needs to remain shut off while a specialist is locating the area of the actual water loss to repair the situation. A specialist is trained to locate the source of the leak and conduct necessary fixes. In certain conditions a DIY fix might work, some leaks need specialist gear for generating air movement. Calling a specialist might save a resident a large quantity of effort and money.

If the dilemma is caused by water in business, it is key to call a water mitigation service. It might seem as if it is an easy matter to fix the water in home by yourself, a specialist is more knowledgeable with the correct methods to mitigate any flood damage. A resident should not hesitate contacting the insurance services for consent to notify a water repair service. It is practical that they help with repairs prior to attempting to call the insurance people.

It is crucial that all power is shut off. The homeowner should be dry before coming into contact with the power switch. When the power is turned off, remove the appliances and position them on dry spots. Water removal is critical as flood mitigation is an imperative act to take. If the residence is already wet, air movement to dry them is key. Move the property outside unless its raining, or relocate the items to a place with air movement to dry them.

If items are too heavy, rent drying gear. Expert water extraction services, are able to take out the flood water. Their services use special gear for drying out areas to ensure that mold will not grow. The extraction specialists will be capable of helping with any paperwork regarding damages that should be reported to the insurance company. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on water damage and the restoration process.

Fire Cleanup in El Centro and Salton City, CA

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Cleanup Team in El Centro, CA

Fire Cleanup in El Centro and Salton City, CA

Fire damage among other vices can significantly reduce the value of a home not to mention causing serious losses. Unfortunately, accidents are sometimes inevitable and they can occur at any time and any place including Imperial CA. What is important is to find a way of handling the disaster as soon as it occurs to contain the disaster and minimize smoke damage. Several measures can be taken to rectify the issue in El Centro and Salton City.

Hire Professionals
Fire damage can cause extensive losses in just a few hours. Quick response by specialists and experts from Imperial CA and Calexico CA is something every homeowner can gain from. The right experts can help restore some of the fixtures in the home including faucets and locks, which in turn contributes to lower repair and replacement costs. Hiring professionals immediately you notice an outbreak will help minimize soot damages, facilitate prompt restoration, and maintain good air quality. This is something that all residents of El Centro and Salton City, CA can benefit from.

Professionals will also make use of the right tools when dealing with the damage caused by fire as well as soot damages and smoke damages. They have excellent techniques acquired through training and experience. They can restore air quality within a short period. Investing in trained professionals is a move that one can never go wrong with. These experts are well equipped to respond to emergencies as they occur. You do not have to worry about water damage from fire.

Focus on timing
When handling fire disasters, timing can make a significant difference. Immediate repairs and smoke control can help save lives and minimize the spread of the fire. Timely intervention can help save precious items from soot damage and spare you the extra cost of restoring antique and precious drawings and paintings.

Experience is key
A company that is well known for handling fire problems is likely to assess and determine the full extent of damage caused by fire. Take your time sourcing for a company that is well informed and equipped to handle all fire challenges and disasters. The last thing you want is soot and water damage from fire or other related damages from improper handling of a fire tragedy. Work with a company that keeps you informed of every step that they make. Reliability is critical when choosing an expert to work with in El Centro and Salton City.
Insist on proof of quality service
Fire damage restoration includes a number of services. These may be:
- Smoke removal
- Air quality improvement
- Odor removal
- Air duct cleaning
- Soot removal
- Carpet cleaning and padding
- Cleaning and sanitation
- Professional deodorizing.
All the above services require skilled personnel. Look out for maximum results in Calexico, CA. This may mean spending time on research and conducting interviews until you get the very best the industry has to offer.

You can get excellent fire restoration services in Imperial CA, particularly Calexico CA. Look out for affordability and quality among the choices on offer. The best way to have assurance for your property after a fire calamity is to invest in the right experts. It is worth it. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on fire damage and the cleanup process.

Mold Removal in El Centro and Salton City

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Removal in El Centro and Salton City

In the center of CA, only a short distance from the Mexican Border is the small communities of Calexico CA, El Centro and Salton City in the county of Imperial CA. Temperatures get extremely high here and because these towns are inland and the climate is humid, it is the perfect environment for mold to grow. If you have detected some in your home, whether it is black or green, contact an Environmental Hygienist to assess the situation.

Homes or businesses can rapidly be infested with this invisible Microbial Growth by simply adding a water source. The introduction of water from the roof or a leaky pipe accelerates the growth of the spores, and they can spread throughout a structure in 48-72 hours. If you or someone in your family is allergic or has other health issues, this can be extremely harmful. To prevent extenuating health problems, professional remediation, which is stopping environmental damage, should be done immediately.

The sign of a mildew or fungus infiltration could be a musty spell in the home, and the microscopic spores are transported through the air and enter the home through doors, windows, on clothing or on your pets. The key to having a colony grow is a constant source of moisture for them. Like roaches, they accumulate at water sources and breed, and it could be a leak as small as a drip under the sink or broken pipe in the wall.

El Centro and Salton City, and in other towns in southern CA, have all the humidity that is needed for it to multiply quickly, so homeowners must keep a careful eye out. Imperial CA and Calexico CA also have high temperatures and humid atmospheres that encourage Microbial Growth.

How to Handle Mildew Growth Found in the Home

If you have detected a colony growing under the sink or along a wall, immediately clean with an anti-bacterial soap. This will remove the spores, but you must find the water leakage and correct it in order to fully stop the growth from returning.

Since we know that the colony relies on water, check the area where the initial fungus was found. If it is not obvious, it may be coming from under the floor or behind cabinets and walls. If you have had a major water leakage on any carpeted areas or have seen recurring fungus build up, call an Environmental Hygienist to assess the home completely. Before remediation can begin, the water source must be addressed.

To prevent more infiltration, keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. Keep windows and doors shut tightly to prevent spores from blowing in especially in the spring and summer months, and if you have any problems contact an Environmental Hygienist. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

Testing for Asbestos and Lead Abatement in El Centro California

3/24/2017 (Permalink)


Testing for Asbestos and Lead Abatement in El Centro California

If you live in a building that was built before the 80s, you need to have an asbestos testing done. This is because, most buildings that were built between the periods of 1920s to 1980s utilized this material. Particularly, in the building of popcorn ceilings, tiles, roof shingles and insulation. If you reside in Imperial CA, Calexico CA or El Centro and Salton City, CA and suspect that your home could have some airborne asbestos, you need to have a test done.

This substance is pretty dangerous when it becomes airborne. Therefore, if your building is aged but no area seems to be disturbed, a test might not be necessary. However, if you find that insulation on your pipes or furnace is degraded, a test will help you rule out whether this substance is present in your home and whether a removal, isolation or repair will be necessary. The goal here is to prevent the dust, from this substance, from being blown into the air. Particularly, if you have draperies, fans, air conditioning or any other ventilation system that could spread the dust around.

If you suspect that your house could be having asbestos, taking a sample to be tested is the first move that you should take. These substance was commonly used in the insulation of pipes, furnaces and boilers. Also in the cement that was used to build in the above mentioned period. Now that you know where to look for samples, it is important that you know how to choose a testing expert.

Your ideal testing professional should be EPA approved. Their EPA certification is proof that they are capable of doing the test safely- Without jeopardizing the health and safety of your family. Secondly, you need to ensure that they are insured and bonded. This way, should anything happen during the test or removal process, you are sure that you will be compensated. Also, it is important that you look for experience. Someone who has real-life experience is a much safer option.

Lead Abatement

Lead is one of the most dangerous metals if inhaled or ingested. Lead poisoning leads to thousands of deaths, every year, in the US. Lead causes kidney, brain and the nervous system problems, especially, in children. In adults, the consumption of water or food that is contaminated with lead is known to bring about infertility. Also, it leads to chronic headaches and might even lead to death.

Identifying the presence of lead in your Imperial CA, Calexico CA or El Centro and Salton City home is not easy. If you are lead insulated pipes are contaminating your water, you might not immediately notice it. This is because, there are no bad odors associated with these metal. Therefore, visual examination of this substance is almost impossible.

Lead abatement and removal follows an inspection from your CA professional. These inspectors will either do the test on-site or demand to take a sample to the lab. If an on-site inspection is done, x-ray fluorescence is used instead of relying on bad odors. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on asbestos.

Understanding Asbestos and Lead Abatement in El Centro California

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Testing for Asbestos and Lead Abatement in El Centro California

More than 10,000 people, in the US, die due to diseases caused by the inhalation or ingestion of lead and asbestos. This statistics raises an alarm on the dangers of these metals. If you are a resident of California, particularly Calexico CA, Imperial CA or El Centro and Salton City, it is important that you educate yourself on these substances. Have the information you need to identify and take action in case of any of these metals is present in your premises.

Understanding These Substances
Asbesto is commonly present in buildings that were built over a century ago. It was used to its durability. Asbestos is not dangerous unless it is disturbed. In its dust form, it becomes a health hazard. Therefore, one should take extra caution when demolishing or renovating buildings that are over a century old.

Lead is also one of the most common health hazards that is included in building materials of aged buildings. Lead can also come from lead-insulated pipes. If ingested, lead can cause kidney, brain and issue of the nervous system. Also, it can cause infertility issues in adults in CAs.

Identification and Lead Abatement
Identifying the presence of these substances is quite difficult. This is because, these substances do not produce bad odors. Also, it is hard to identify their presence just by observing with the naked eye. However, there are certain clues as to whether you home or business will need a testing. First, identify when the El Centro, CA building was constructed. If it lies between 1920 and 1989, then it probably is built using asbestos. Furthermore, during this period, this material was rapidly used in the construction of strong structures. If such a building is degrading, it is important that you have a sample tested. This substance is not dangerous unless airborne.

Testing and Lead Abatement
Because you cannot ascertain their presence with your naked eyes, you will need to take a sample to be tested. When taking a sample, you need to be extra-cautious. Ensure that you are in your safety gear. Have gloves and mask and every part of your body covered. And, do not allow anyone without protective gear to access the area. During the sampling in Calexico CA, Imperial CA, El Centro and Salton City shut off any ventilation, fans or air conditioning systems that could lead to the circulation of the dust. Once you have done this, is time to have your EPA approved contractor come in and do the testing.

A test for removal can be done in two ways. Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) can be used. Else, your Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) can be used. To ensure that your contractor is licensed, contact the National Institute for Standards and Technology and check is your contractor is on the list.

Although the Environmental Protection Agency has a guideline for the test and removal and lead abatement by yourself, it is more beneficial if you hire an expert. They will save you a lot of time and energy. Also, they will ensure the safety of your family during and after the process. Besides, you cannot use bad odors basis to detect its presence after the process. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on asbestos.

How to Recover From a Water Loss in El Centro and Salton City, CA

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

How to Recover From a Water Loss in El Centro and Salton City, CA

Handling a water damage situation in CA can have quite detrimental effects on the value and conditions of any home. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not necessarily know what the importance is of ensuring their homes are well taken care of. Their necessities of implementing maintenance/repair tasks increases tremendously as flood damage occurs. Water in home will need to be removed to assure the homeowners of a myriad of things that are pertinent to their health, well being, and even their pockets (regarding their own budgeting).

Water in a business can have drastic implications on the operations of any business. If you are dealing with extreme cases of mitigation from unexpected incidents of water damage, then please contact one of the specialists of Imperial, CA. They will be more than happy to assist you with your needs of alleviating flood damage that may have been caused from either leaky faucets, pipelines, drains, or natural disasters. Drying through the means of utilizing machinery, equipment and special forms of skills that are possessed by the professionals of El Centro and Salton City is a form of remediation that is not recommended for anyone to conduct on their own as they could injure themselves by slipping or falling into deep waters if the flooding has reached an unusually high level.

Although drying carpeting or tiles after there has been water in home or water in business is typically seen as being time consuming, it is imperative to know that there are many ways to shorten the length of time it takes to resolve the severe instances of mitigation by acquiring the services of a professional. The air movement is another aspect of home maintenance/repairs that needs to be tended to by a skilled professional of Calexico in CA as they have necessary tools and equipment for clearing homes with dangerous substances in as little as time as possible without causing harm to anyone, which is always a risk for anyone who may not have adequate training and knowledge of the proper methods of clearing a home. The air movement needs to be clean within a household's premises so that residents can breathe freely without having any bacteria or smoke affect their lungs.

El Centro and Salton City have some of the most proficient professionals working in the home remediation departments, thus, giving the community opportunities of either retaining or improving their homes conditions through reliable work of maintenance, remediation, and/or adjustment. Calexico is a great city to live in but one that is just like any other city in regards to having potential incidents of unexpected damaging occurring within the premises of the homes within the communities.

If you are in Imperial CA and need to recover certain parts of your home or business due to damaging that has been caused by flooding, please contact one of the remediation experts to schedule an appointment today. They will provide you with a list of options as far as picking a time slot for the appointment goes as you will be on your way to receiving the case that you need to live in a home that provides you with a healthy environment again. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information on water damage.

What to do when you find Mold in Your Home in El Centro and Salton City, CA

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

What to do when you find Mold in Your Home in El Centro and Salton City, CA

Microbial growth in the home is not something to play around with. Unfortunately, many homes have mildew, and other fungus in them without the owner even being aware. That being said, when you do find something like microbial growth, fungus, or mildew, there are a few steps that you can take to help remedy the issue and get your home back sparkling clean and safe for your family. The First Step: Though your first inclination might be to throw some bleach on it and call it a day, it is important that you take the proper steps to remedy the issue for good, not just for the time being. You should first and foremost determine the extent of the damage and mildew.

Determining extent will help you also determine the cause. Finding something in a glass that has been left on the counter for a week or mold in the fridge on food is hardly a reason for concern, microbial growth in your pipes or in cabinets however can be a sign of a larger problem. Take note of what the mold looks like, where it is located, how much there is, and what is near it. This will help the company you contact determine the best method for removal and containment.

What Next: After you figure out where the issue is coming from and how bad the infestation is, you should contact a third party removal company or environmental hygienist. This might consist of a team with an environmental hygienist in cases where very dangerous substances, such as black mold, is found in homes. In most cases of residential water damage, mitigation of some sort is going to be necessary.

In areas like El Centro and Salton City CA where it is very dry, this is likely going to be the result of something like water damage or a burst pipe. Likewise in Imperial CA and Calexico CA. These areas are going to be drier so there is likely an outside cause that is making your issue in the home.

Finding the Best Company in Your Area: It is important that if you are hiring a company you take the time to research which company is going to work the best for your individual needs. In someplace like El Centro and Salton City CA, a big name or clean up company is likely to be a great choice. Likewise in Imperial, CA and Calexico, CA, though there are smaller local companies, a big name company is going to be fast and have a reputation to uphold. If you decide to go with a smaller removal company, make sure you check credentials and take the time to look at some of their previous work.

In most cases, these professional companies know a thing or two about infestation types, about what is going to be the best for removal, and how to take care of all your issues quickly and professionally. Professional mitigation is always necessary to make sure your home is safe and clean. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com if you suspect mold in your home or business.

How to Test for Asbestos and Lead Abatement

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

How to Test for Asbestos and Lead Abatement

Asbestos and lead abatement is a serious issue if someone is living in El Centro and Salton City, CA. It is highly important for his health to test for and remove these dangerous substances.

After discovering that there is a concern or potential problem, the owners should address the issue and immediately take care of it. The problem also takes place in offices and businesses areas of Calexico CA. The best way to begin is to approach professionals who can perform right type of testing. Fortunately, El Centro and Salton City have many professionals that have the testing equipment, tools, expertise, training, skills, and knowledge to take care of it right away.

The owner of the house or business area should not waste time and call a reputable company that tests and removes the abatements. There are many companies that offer these services in Imperial, CA; however, people should not go for the ones with lower prices. It is a very serious issue, and the objective is to remove the abatement. It is highly recommended to verify the license of the company in Calexico, CA and qualification of its personnel. Reading the reviews on the company’s website is a good way to get an idea. It is also important to confirm that the company in Imperial CA knows how to test and remove both lead abatement and asbestos abatement.

On arrival, professionals begin their job with different types of protocols. The most important protocol is the keep everyone living in the house and neighborhood safe for any danger. The professionals are bound to wear protecting clothing and protect gear to begin the job. In El Centro and Salton City area, people easily recognize these workers because they are required to cover up their face, so they don’t breathe dangerous materials during removal procedures.

When lead and asbestos abatement are removed from the old business facility or an old home, the process causes hazardous materials and bad odor to fly into the atmosphere. The professionals are also trained to remove the lead from the affected site. No one can do this task unless he has acquired the proper training. According to the law, even construction workers are not allowed to remove such type of waste from the affected sites. On these occasions, the owners of the house or business facility are responsible that everyone is adhering and following the laws related to these activities. The abatements removal companies inspect the location and provide estimates for the service before beginning their job.

The estimates can vary depending on the situation and the way they would treat it. Many experts recommend that homes and buildings in Salton City and El Centro areas should get inspected every year for avoiding a hazardous status. The materials not always seep from the same location and only experts can understand the situation after inspection. Visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com for more information.

Dealing with a Water Loss in El Centro, CA

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

How a family handles a water loss in the El Centro and Salton City, Calexico, and Imperial CA areas is critical to how they recover from what could be a pretty bad experence. The houses in the areas of Imperial CA and Calexico CA can be hit pretty hard due to fires because of the heat, and all the major rains that come through the area every year could cause major problems that all have to do with flooding.

The flash flooding that happens in the area is a major problem, and that is why someone who owns a home or business needs to be ready for water damage, flood damage, water in home and water in business problems. Mitigation includes drying the area and a lot of air movement that can be created in the house using industrial gear and the right practices as defined by the industry. The company has to come in and figure out how to make the house more conducive to drying, and they need to get rid of all the other water they found. They have to search every part of the house, and they have to be sure that they have chosen to have someone check the house and even rebuild parts of it. The rebuilding that is done is meant to make sure that water cannot get into these parts of the home again.

The house itself is such a large space that someone has to check it with an infrared system, or they need to use remote cameras that will give them a better idea of what is going on. They can dry and clean everything in the house, and they will do an inspection for mold. Mold becomes the biggest problem in these cases because it can grow for a very long time if no one has noticed it. That is a very big problem, and it becomes a major issues that people cannot deal with alone.

The water damage, flood damage, water in home and water in business all have to be fixed before the house or the building gets too damaged. There are so many levels the damage can happen on, and then the people who do the mitigation must use the most intense equipment possible to remove the water.

They can set up the house to create better chances for drying, and they can create more air movement than the house at the time. El Centro and Salton City CA locations are prone to this kind of flooding, and the house has to be fortified against these problems as soon as possible. The flooding might not be nearly as bad, and it is possible that it will not happen at all when the house is ready. The mitigation company will want to come in at least once a year to check their work, and they can work on an emergency basis when there has been a major storm system come through the area and flooded buildings citywide. 

What To Do If You Find Asbestos Or Lead Materials In Your Home or Business.

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

What To Do If You Find Asbestos Or Lead Materials In Your Home or Business.

Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally and is used in building materials due to its resistance to fire, heat and chemicals. If inhaled or ingested, it can cause lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma.

In the US, there are about 10,000 deaths every year caused by diseases related to it. It can be found in pipe insulations, floor tiles, duct seam tape, roofing materials and sheet vinyl among other materials. Several deposits of the minerals have been found in various parts of the country like Imperial CA. A lot of older houses in CA built before 1978 have building materials with harmful products such as lead paint.

Exposure to lead is a health hazard for younger children in Calexico CA who can suffer from kidney, brain and nervous system damage. Chronic headaches and infertility can also afflict adults. Drinking water may be affected by lead following a lead-coated pipe leak.

Since there is no bad odor, one may just drink the contaminated water. Ancient ornaments, painted toys, windows, doors, door frames, porches, railing and banisters may contain lead. Materials containing asbestos and lead may not be hazardous until they are-: • Disturbed • Damaged • Removed improperly • Cut • Sanded • Drilled It is vital for people in El Centro and Salton City to avoid activities that may disturb concealed asbestos and lead as the harmful exposure may cause the fibers to enter the air and be inhaled. As a property owner, property manager or employer in Calexico CA, there is a duty to identify hazardous materials in the buildings before renting, selling, renovating, and using it for commercial purposes.

Testing of the harmful components should be done by a trained and accredited professional. The absence of bad odor makes it hard for visual examination. Samples gotten from the building are taken to the lab for analysis, and the inspector describes the exact location of exposure and extent of the damage. For lead samples, the CA inspector may use X-ray fluorescence at the venue or send them to a certified lab. The inspector looks out for paint peeling or chips around the property. Inspection and risk assessment is essential for protecting the inhabitants. After inspection and testing, lead abatement should be done by certified professionals from Imperial CA companies that are fully insured, bonded and licensed. Hiring an abatement expert will save money, time and ensure no law is broken. Contractors are well equipped for safe removal, containment and disposal of the hazardous materials. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have guidelines laid out for abatement projects. The methods used in lead abatement should be in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Before any project is undertaken, the contractor should notify the EPA. What are the methods used in El Centro and Salton City to eliminate the harmful materials?

Lead abatement requires specialized techniques such as removal by chemically stripping it. The materials affected can also be replaced with new ones and older materials disposed off properly. Enclosure is also a method used by covering up the materials to prevent exposure. Encapsulation is employed in areas that replacement is impossible. It involves bonding or sealing materials to existing surfaces. For more information on services for your home or business, please visit http://www.SERVPROelcentrosaltoncity.com

Improving your Air Quality in El Centro and Salton City, CA

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Air cleaning chamber HEPA filtration and negative air pressure chambers are just one method used for indoor air cleaning.

Improving your Air Quality in El Centro and Salton City, CA

A high number of people spend most of their time indoors, at home and in offices. The indoor air in some instances happens to be more polluted than the outdoor air. Repeated exposure to polluted air has health effects, and this is why you need to improve air quality in your home and business in El Centro and Salton City.

What are the causes and sources of indoor air pollution in Calexico CA?

There are many sources of pollution, some of which are -: • Gas stoves • Kerosene heaters • Radon (a radioactive gas) • Artificial fragrance • Pet dander • Cigarette smoke • In-house dust • Paint Improving ventilations in Imperial CA. Ventilations help increase the amount of air coming in and leaving any premise. This can be done by opening windows and doors. It is also important to put measures in place if there are occupants who have pollen allergies. Ventilations help keep away bad odors and control dust levels.

Air cleaners with minimal ozone release and certified by the CA State may be used. Fireplace and wood stoves should be ventilated to keep away the smoke smell. The air-to-air exchanger is an advanced design that uses fans to exchange indoor and outdoor air. Fans should be utilized across the rooms, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) should be maintained by duct cleaning. Keeping your space clean and tidy. Chemical allergens such as dust mites accumulate in household dust. Keeping the office and house cleans improve air quality.

A home may be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner or a mob twice per week. Having a mat at every door and removal of shoes at the door keeps dirt and pollutants away. Ensure regular cleaning of pets, furniture, carpet and beddings. Minimizing chemical pollutants. It is vital to use Low-VOC paints, avoid lead paints and paint walls when there are no occupants to improve air quality. Homes and business premises should be a no-smoking zone as the smoke smell is harmful and pollutes indoor air. Dry-cleaning clothes should be avoided and toxic products such as air fresheners, artificial fragrances in cleaning products hair sprays and nail products among others.

Bad odors can be handled by natural scents such as flowers if no one has allergies, lemon and baking soda. Maintaining healthy level of humidity in Calexico CA. Mold and Allergens should be kept under control by reducing moisture in the indoor air. Windows should remain open when bathing and cooking and there should be no stagnant water in the premise. Fixing leakages help avoid growth of mold and mildew in the premise. House plants which are living air purifiers, should not be overwatered. How to handle air duct cleaning in El Centro and Salton City.

The duct cleaning should be done if the system has mold growth, is infested with rodents or insects and has a high accumulation of dust and debris. It is important to have a CA professional provider to perform the air duct cleaning service. They perform the tasks with a high-powered vacuum cleaner and specialized tools. The Imperial CA provider applies chemicals to kill mold, bacteria and prevent their growth. Sealants can also be used to seal air leaks and prevent dust and particles from the system.

What to do when you find Mold in Your Home in El Centro and Salton City, CA

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Microbial Growth in a Home in El Centro, California

What to do when you find Mold in Your Home in El Centro and Salton City, CA

The proliferation of mold can render a home uninhabitable in a matter of weeks if not abated properly by the appropriately licensed entities. Certain microbial growths and germs are constantly present in homes at all times. However, the right conditions must exist in order to make these ever-present El Centro and Salton City neighbors become the major problem that has been well noted in the press currently.

These microorganisms require a constant source of water or moisture to proliferate. These sources of moisture are not often derived from large plumbing issues. Because large plumbing issues are easily seen and rectified in a timely manner, dangerous proliferation rarely occurs in these instances. However, small leaks in inauspicious places are the most dangerous conditions for fungus and mildews. The problem may be allowed to proliferate unnoticed in this manner because the issue may occur in areas of the country that are traditionally more arid like California.

This especially true when these arid areas began to receive large amounts of abnormal precipitation like in Imperial CA or even Calexico CA. People are not normally habituated to be vigilant for problems like fungus and mildew in areas that experience long periods of dry conditions. This makes it important to hire the appropriately licensed and vetted companies or environmental hygienists in Calexico CA, Imperial CA, and the surrounding areas to asses and arrest the issues, and time is very critical in these situations. This problem is not only detrimental to structures, certain varieties can be lethal to the domicile’s inhabitants if certain preexisting health conditions exist. It is critical to get the process started as soon as issues become visible or abnormal problems with breathing become apparent in the home’s or building’s inhabitants. Only trained personnel will be able to research the pertinent issues when they occur at this visibly undetectable phase.

However, this is the best time to investigate because these problems can be rectified at their earliest, less detrimental and destructive phases. Incidentally, this will also be the most economical time to tackle these problems. This type of trained professional will also be able to asses other issues with breathing matters and indoor air quality problems and pose safe, effective and economical solutions. The eradication of these issue are heavily regulated in CA due to the severity of the consequences to health and habitation if the mold is not thoroughly and properly eradicated. In lieu of this information, if a homeowner finds a problem in places like El Centro and Salton City, there are some steps to be taken that prevent the issue from becoming progressively worse.

The first step is possible is to identify the source of the moisture and correct the problem. This will allow the drying process to begin immediately. The next step is to locate the proper remediation professionals in CA. Contract more than one professional, research resources, and choose a remediation entity that suits your needs. The most comprehensive services will also deal with issues like microbial growth, and may also be an environmental hygienist. However, it is the very important to act expeditiously in order to remedy the situation in the least expensive and impactful way.

Handling a Fire Loss in El Centro and Salton City, CA

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in El Centro, California

Handling a Fire Loss in El Centro and Salton City, CA

Fire damage can occur within a matter of hours, causing extensive damage to door handles, faucets, and other metal fixtures, if not treated right away. However, if repairs are addressed swiftly, it can help maximize the effect of items and at a lower cost than replacing them. Professionally trained technicians in El Centro and Salton City CA, Calexico CA, and Imperial CA understand fire emergency needs and respond promptly to fire and soot restoration, so there is less damage.

Handling Fire Damage Timing is everything when it comes to addressing fire destruction. Fire repair needs to start right away in order to salvage many items, such as fixtures, metals, and personal items, which is especially crucial for businesses who risk a loss of revenue, employees, reputation, and customers from forced downtime. Professional techniques and processes for cleaning smoke damage, soot damage, and water damage from fire, can often stop owners from having a lot of replacement costs and lowers overall costs for remediation. Fire Damage Cleanup Professional cleaning solutions and techniques can drastically increase the ability to save damaged property without the need to replace it, saving property owners both money and time.

Emergency fire repair services can take a lot of the effects of fire and reverse it as much as possible to make restoration and fire repair less unpleasant. Treatment for fire destruction can include smoke removal, odor removal, total cleaning and sanitation, professional deodorizing, temporary protection, carpet and padding removal, and air duct and air vent cleaning for improved air quality. Professional Fire Cleanup in El Centro and Salton City, CA Restoration of soot damage, smoke damage, and water damage from fire requires knowledge and skill, so property owners can rest assure the job is done right. Therefore, when selecting a local fire clean up company, it is important to select one that is highly experienced and skilled in fire repairs and clean up for maximum results. Dealing with a fire disaster can be scary and stressful, so selecting a company that understands the emotional effects of fire and smoke disaster and demonstrates sensitivity and urgency when responding to the emergency, can help ease the tension.

A company that is highly experienced in fire disaster can determine the full extent of damage and explain to property owners what can be saved as well as how it can be done. When selecting a company, choose one that keeps property owners informed every step of the process and explains the results and treatment plan in a straightforward way, so owners know exactly what to expect. When selecting a fire repair company, it also important to select one that respectfully treats and handles property as if it were their own and takes the necessary care to protect the flooring and personal property, in order to ensure the safety of precious items.

Fire Damage Safety

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

If you experience a fire loss in your lifetime with your home or business it is important that you take the following safety requirements. 

First do not enter the property until you do so with a training professional. Many times after a significant fire loss, the structure can be unstable and could cause significant injuries or death. Overall it is best to get your insurance company involved immediately and have a company like SERVPRO of El Centro/ Salton City arrive immediately. This way they can start to scope the damages and prepare a plan to get your place cleaned and rebuilt. 

One thing to know when walking the property once it is cleared as safe, is to make sure you have gloves and protective respiratory equipment. It is not safe to breath in the harmful odors that are left after the fire. Be careful touching items for it will smear smoke damage further and make certain items more difficult to clean. 

As we discussed it is best to get trained professionals on site immediately to get the process moving forward. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our office at any time. 

Handling a Water Loss in El Centro and Salton City,

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Whether you live in El Centro, Calexico, Salton City or Imperial, CA, there is the potential that you will suffer loss from water or flood damage. Water is ever present in homes and businesses and necessary to our daily lives, however water in homes is also a frequent cause of damage, whether from leaky pipes or roofs, overflowing sinks and bath tubs or from weather and natural occurrences. In US homes, 98 percent suffer water damage sometime during the lifetime of the home. It only takes one to four inches of water to cause a loss of $7,800 on average. Leaky plumbing can cause as much as $17,000 in damage. Other sources of damage include that from rising water, floods and storms which can result in damage to floors, walls and ceilings as well as ruin carpets, furniture and appliances. The same applies to water in business. There is also health risks associated with water such as risk of serious illness, toxic and contaminated matter, and the resulting mold and bacteria. In the event of water damage occurring in your home or business, avoid potential damage and health issues by contacting professionals trained in water mitigation, water or flood damage and restoration.

Once it is safe to survey the damage caused or suspected by water, making a list of all damaged or destroyed properties and related expenses should be made for insurance purposes. This can help to pay for the restoration of your property. Air movement and drying the affected areas are measures best handled by a professional to prevent further contamination. If you can smell a damp, musky odor, although there is no outward signs or appearance of damage, you should contact a professional that has the proper equipment and training to measure moisture level to help identify the cause. Water or moisture allows mold and mildew to grow in air ducts, between walls, in crawl spaces and other places not visible to the naked eye. Those trained in water restoration can track moisture, detect damage, find and eliminate mold, mildew and microbial infections as well as facilitate the proper air movement and drying. Taking steps as quickly as possible to mitigate the problem can reduce property damage, prevent further damage and increases the probability of restoring you property. This is a public health matter with water in business. Damage caused by plumbing problems, storms or flooding can include soaked carpet or rugs, damaged walls, ruined furniture and warped flooring. Removing water, structural drying and treatments to prevent the growth of bacteria and microbes are tasks performed by knowledgeable professionals in El Centro and Salton City, Calexico and other areas of CA. Contacting a professional ensures the protection of your home and family from water in homes. A precautionary measure for mitigation and restoration from the damage is to make sure there are provisions in you home and business property insurance polices that cover water losses. Some policies will only cover losses caused by water entering through the roof, windows, pipes or faulty appliances. Many policies may not cover sewer or drain problem or may only cover flooding but not rising tide or rivers.

One important step to take to lessen the damage is to contact a professional as soon as possible because damage to property can occur in 24 to 48 hours. Make a list of damages for the insurance company, taking pictures and saving samples if possible. If there is standing water, do not enter the building because there may be many hazards include electrical, critters such as snakes and rodents as well as exposure to mold, bacteria and other microbes. Professionals in Imperial CA as well as Calexica, El Centro and Salton City and other areas of CA are trained in mitigation and restoration and should be able to handle your problems efficiently and effectively so your home and business is safe for you to return.

Have You Thought About Disaster Preparation in El Centro and Salton City California?

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Thought About Disaster Preparation for Your Home or Building in El Centro and Salton City?

Disaster can happen and homes may be devastated in the process. Natural disasters and other unavoidable scenarios have the potential to envelop a home. The potential for fire breaking out worries all homeowners. Even the most careful homeowners in El Centro and Salton City California know they cannot 100% prevent fire damage and related water and smoke damage. What they do know is they can be better prepared. Disaster preparation is a relatively new topic for many homeowners. The better-prepared homeowners are, the better they will be able to deal with a disaster. Trying to "wing it" during an emergency is never a good idea. Instead, learning the basics of disaster preparation is strongly advised. Many online resources discuss topics ranging from evacuation to how to hunker down in a home during a Monsoon storm. Learning the appropriate response during emergencies assists in keeping people safe, which is the most important aspect of disaster preparation, and it protects the property too.

Knowing about the common emergencies, including earthquakes in the South Eastern California area definitely informs about being better prepared for potential problems.

In some cases, it may be possible to have a home inspection performed to see if any serious underlying issues exist that might present increased damage during an event.  Mitigate the problems before they are impacted during a disaster. Steps can be taken to curtail the reduce potential damage.

The costs of repairing smoke, fire, and water damage may end up being significantly less as a result. Request a Professional Inspection and no one should rely solely on their own limited experience though. Anyone who believes something may be seriously wrong or simply cannot make a completely accurate assessment should contact a professional who is capable of the task.

Despite the best efforts to prevent a disaster from occurring, catastrophes do occur. When you need help to clean up any type of property damage, SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City area helps deal with the aftermath of the problem and do so without delay. Please understand, when water damage strikes, as time passes, the worse the eventual impact will become. 

The serious nature of fixing water, fire, or smoke damage should not be left to a company that receives mediocre social media reviews. Seek out the very best service provider in the area. At SERVPRO of El Centro, we stand by our reputation and would be please to help you in your time of need.

Help with Water Damage Recovery

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

A leaking water pipe A leaking water pipe inside a wall can be a challenge to locate. Seek expert help.

Experiencing a water loss of any kind can be difficult for your family. It is important not to stress,  help can be provided to get your home back to preloss condition and your family routine back to normal. First thing you want to do is focus on minimizing damages. Make sure the source that is causing the water damage is eliminated. If you are not sure where the source of water is coming from, SERVPRO of El Centro/ Salton City can help locate the source and recommend the repairs required.

Once the loss has been contained, we recommend extracting the water and starting the drying and recovery process. The longer water sits, the more damage it will start to cause by wicking action and gravity. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City has special equipment to dry the structural building materials and dry down the interior air. Drying the interior air prevents high levels of moisture from causing secondary damage in your home or business to get it completely back to a comfortable and safe usable condition, or to prepare for any necessary rebuilding and restoration. 

Depending on the size of the damage, you might have your insurance company get involved. Typically if it is a smaller loss it is best to handle out of pocket to prevent and increase in rates with your insurance provider.  Either way, SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City can help.


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