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Take a Trip from Salton City to Borrego Springs for a Class Like no Other.

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Capture the Night Sky in Salton City with the Help of Stan Moniz

If you live in El Centro, Salton City, or a surrounding city, save the date for Saturday, March 13th, when world-renowned Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz teaches us the principles of astrophotography to capture the beauty of the night sky. Organized by Samys Photo School, this event celebrates Borrego Springs as an official International Dark Sky community. As you plan your day, remember the following-

  • Reservations are required, and there is a cost associated with taking the class.
  • Stan Moniz will explore the use of lighting, the landscape, and the Milky Way in your photographic compositions.
  • The event will take place from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Make sure to dress in layers to account for the dramatic changes in temperature between day and night.

Just like you enlist the help of an expert to perfect your astrophotography techniques, so should you reach out to SERVPRO if you have fire damage in your Salton City home or business. Our team trains with the best in the industry to bring the best equipment and latest technology when you want to get rid of soot and smoke damage.

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

Haga un Viaje desde Salton City a Borrego Springs para una Clase como Ninguna Otra.

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Cielo nocturno con estrellas y universo de la Vía Láctea SERVPRO no puede esperar el astrofotografía evento en Salton City!

Captura la Noche Estrellada en Salton City con la Ayuda de Stan Moniz

Si vive en El Centro, Salton City o una ciudad cercana, reserve la fecha del sábado 13 de marzo, cuando el mundialmente reconocido Embajador de Sony Stan Moniz nos enseñara los principios de la astrofotografía para capturar la belleza del cielo de la noche. Organizado por Samys Photo School, este evento celebra a Borrego Springs como una comunidad oficial del “International Dark Sky.” Al planificar su paseo, recuerde lo siguiente:

  • Se requieren reservaciones y hay un costo asociado con tomar la clase.
  • Stan Moniz explorará el uso de la iluminación, el paisaje y la Vía Láctea en sus composiciones fotográficas.
  • El evento tendrá lugar de 17:00 a 22:00 horas.
  • Asegúrese de vestirse en capas en consideración a los cambios drásticos de temperatura entre el día y la noche.

Del mismo modo que solicita la ayuda de un experto para perfeccionar sus técnicas de astrofotografía, también debe comunicarse con SERVPRO si tiene daños por incendio en su hogar o negocio. Nuestro equipo se capacita con los expertos de la industria para brindarle el mejor equipo y la última tecnología cuando desea eliminar el daño causado por el hollín y el humo.

Cuando necesite un experto, SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está a su servicio. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos dejar su casa o negocio como si nada hubiera sucedido.

Not Far from El Centro, the San Andreas Fault is a Visit like No Other.

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

San Andreas Fault sign We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

El Centro Residents Know About the San Andreas Fault, but Few Have Driven Through it.

One need only think of the El Centro earthquake of 1940 to understand how intertwined the city’s history and development is with the San Andreas fault. Many Californians and visitors to the state are constantly alert regarding seismic activity natural to the area. A good way to learn more about the fault takes place not too far. Leaving from Palm Desert, you can explore the geologic features of the San Andreas fault. At the same time, a guide explains the vegetation and animal life in the formation and the influence of the Native American Cahuilla tribe. Make sure to consult online availability to book a tour and keep in mind the following-

  • The tour is done in an open-air Jeep, leaving from Palm Desert.
  • You will be able to walk around some areas, as explained by the naturalist guide traveling with you.
  • A minimum of 2 guests is necessary to book the tour, and it is not wheelchair accessible.

Just as we expect the San Andreas to act up occasionally, we should assume flash flooding will happen in our region. SERVPRO technicians are ready to help when flash flooding removal services are necessary following a natural event. When a disaster occurs, it is time to leave it up to the experts, and SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is the best water restoration company in the region. Contact us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “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.”

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.

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.

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." 

More about El Centro.

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)

white gloved hands spraying a whiping a silver door latch SERVPRO disinfects doorknobs and everything else in your home.

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)

cleaner for flood damaged removed tile floor Hey El Centro! SERVPRO Can Help with Storm and Biohazardous Cleanups and Disinfectant Applications

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

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SERVPRO lo Ayuda a Dejar el Trauma Atrás

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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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.
 

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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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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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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¿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.

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 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.

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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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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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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.

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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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