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North Pomona/La Verne Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

When facing Fire Damage smoke and soot needs to be addressed. 

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home and or property. Most times people are advised for inspection and care to both interior and exterior due to hidden damages and odor that may be brought back into the home. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(909) 392-6760

Water damage and flooding tips

2/19/2020 (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. We would like to give you some tips to look over before we arrive as 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.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Thermal Imaging Pictured is one of many different tools we use to check for moisture, Thermal Imaging is especially helpful when dealing with large buildings

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

Mold: Tips and pointers

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Is this mold?

Allow us to determine that for you.

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]

It's flooded

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building flooded Where do I begin?

Response time is key

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or place of business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  Count on your neighborhood SERVPRO to arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

 SERVPRO of North Pomona/ La Verne specialize 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.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water will quickly spread throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and any belongings.
  • 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.
  • 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 begins buckling, causing trip hazards.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible as the water passes through and penetrates in multiple materials.

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.

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

24-hour emergency service

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (909) 392-6760

Residential Services

Whether your North Pomona/La Verne home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services       

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your North Pomona/La Verne commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Asbestos Abatement

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Decon Chamber using 6 mil plastic for safety Decon Chamber using 6 mil plastic for safety

Asbestos

According to the United States Environmental protection Agency, Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in  rock and soil.  It is commonly found in building materials such as: vinyl floor tiles, vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives. Asbestos containing materials (ACM), may also include textured paint, patching compounds, insulation , ducts and wraps, and roofing  materials. 
Although the material was of great use for heat resistant building materials, it was found that people exposed to asbestos suffered health complications.
Today, we know that exposure to asbestos is a leading cause of Asbestosis, a lung disease resulting from the inhalation of asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of mesothelioma (cancer of the pleura).  
This is why any time you are dealing with a damaged building  and demolition is required, asbestos has to be taken into serious consideration.

With fourteen years of  experience in the residential and commercial restoration industry, we have had the opportunity to learn how to best serve our customers needs. Understanding the importance of asbestos and finding that is was prevalent in many of our jobs only helped solidify our decision to include it as part of our services. Being a certified Asbestos Abatement company saves customers the hassle of having to hire an additional vendor.

We are thrilled to mark our seventh year as being one of the few SERVPRO franchises that is an asbestos abatement contractor.

Employee Recognition

Bonifacio Bobadilla has been part of the team for over 6 years. It is a pleasure to have this young man be part of our crew.  We are proud to see his growth in life and as an employee at SERVPRO. He has taken on the role of a supervisor for our asbestos abatement jobs. We understand that trust leads to peace of mind, and we are definitely at ease when we have Bonifacio supervising any of our asbestos abatement assignments.

For Immediate Service in Pomona or La Verne, Call SERVPRO

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Pomona or La Verne. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (909) 392-6760

Residential Services

Whether your Pomona or La Verne home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Pomona or La Verne commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: https://www.SERVPROnorthpomonalaverne.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

When Storms or Floods hit Pomona or La Verne, SERVPRO is ready!

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofNorth Pomona/La Verne specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Pomona or La Verne, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (909) 392-6760

Pomona or La Verne Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Pomona/La Verne will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (909) 392-6760