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Commercial Water Damage Restoration

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration The Daumier

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO Pomona / La Verne, provides 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

The Daumier

The Daumier is a beautiful housing facility that is partnered with Western University of Health Sciences.
In April 2018, the Daumier experienced a large water loss. The loss potentially meant relocating or possibly losing tenants. SERVPRO responded to the call which came in after hours, and arrived within the hour to begin water extraction.Over the next few days we were able to utilize "In Place Drying". Generally with multiple floors affected, demolition is required, but in this case we saved the day and nothing was removed. Not a single tenant was displaced during this unfortunate event.

... Like it never even happened.

Thermal Imaging

The Daumier experienced a water loss that affected multiple floors. One of our more resourceful tools, FLIR, a thermal imaging camera that provides a visual moisture map. FLIR allowed our technicians to navigate through the loss site at a faster pace when determining our scope of work. 

Testimonial 

"The team at SERVPRO was very fast and accommodating to our needs. We had an after hours water issue and they were able to assemble an extraction and cleaning crew very quickly. Mike and Danny were awesome with their communication and keeping us updated on what needed to happen. We appreciate their efforts in minimizing the effects on our residents, quick clean-up, and follow through. Thanks SERVPRO!"
Kirk Bernal
Director of Housing Operations

California Wild Fires

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage California Wild Fires Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Pride in our work

The Thomas Aquinas College holds a beautiful campus in its 131 acre home. In early December of 2017, students of the Thomas Aquinas College witnessed the beginning of one of the largest wildfires California has ever seen.  This fire caused more damage than anyone could have ever imagined but we had the privilege to assist the college in getting back on its feet. 

In addition to our services

Our commitment was to mobilize 95 miles way from our home and we are happy to extend that same commitment to you. 
This campus had very detailed and valuable monuments. We performed delicate cleaning when handling the St. Bernardine of Siena Library and all the way to their spectacular chapel.  Photograph of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.

Team of quality

Nothing is more valuable than accountability and the willingness to literally go the extra mile. Our team exceeded just that! Daniel Bechtel has been with us for 5 years and Richard Macias 9 years, We are so fortunate to have real team players that have a sense of urgency when it comes to helping others.
 They bring a great balance of enthusiasm and dependable leadership skills. We could not be more grateful! 

California Wild Fires

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage California Wild Fires Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Pride in our work

The Thomas Aquinas College holds a beautiful campus in its 131 acre home. In early December of 2017, students of the Thomas Aquinas College witnessed the beginning of one of the largest wildfires California has ever seen.  This fire caused more damage than anyone could have ever imagined but we had the privilege to assist the college in getting back on its feet. 

In addition to our services

Our commitment was to mobilize 95 miles way from our home and we are happy to extend that same commitment to you. 
This campus had very detailed and valuable monuments. We performed delicate cleaning when handling the St. Bernardine of Siena Library and all the way to their spectacular chapel.  Photograph of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.

Team of quality

Nothing is more valuable than accountability and the willingness to literally go the extra mile. Our team exceeded just that! Daniel Bechtel has been with us for 5 years and Richard Macias 9 years, We are so fortunate to have real team players that have a sense of urgency when it comes to helping others.
 They bring a great balance of enthusiasm and dependable leadership skills. We could not be more grateful! 

Water damage and flooding tips

1/13/2017 (Permalink)

Southern California has been hit with heavy rainfall the past few weeks, which may have caused water damage in your North Pomona/La Verne home. Our SERVPRO team has been busy responding to several calls but we’d like to give you some tips to look over before help arrives. Safety is our main priority.

After any water damage situation it is important to follow these four steps:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and ‘slip and fall’ hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • We materials can be very heavy. Be Careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms if the ceilings are starting to sag.

Mold Safety

1/13/2017 (Permalink)

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of North Pomona / La Verne has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Pomona / La Verne for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of North Pomona / La Verne has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

SERVPRO of North Pomona / La Verne proudly serves La Verne, Pomona, and surrounding areas.

 

IICRC Certified Firm

12/23/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne

SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 

North Pomona/La Verne Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/23/2016 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores, which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – [[909-392-6760]] 

Faster to your North Pomona/La Verne Water Damage Event

12/23/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – [[909-392-6760

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne

SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

North Pomona/La Verne Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

12/23/2016 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your North Pomona/La Verne basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 909-392-6760

If floodwater is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the tust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help [[909-392-6760]]

Does Your North Pomona/La Verne Home Have A Mold Problem?

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (909) 392-6760