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Biohazard Clean Up

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Biohazard Cleanup Service

The biohazard cleanup process generally involves the following steps:

  • Evaluating the conditions of the scene
  • Securing the affected area and blocking it off from the unaffected parts of the structure or property
  • Removing all visible contaminants
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing the scene
  • Performing tests to confirm the scene no longer poses a health risk

Those who provide biohazard cleanup services must undergo thorough training to do this type of work. They must also use special tools and protective equipment to handle potentially dangerous substances safely.

In the event that your property needs hazmat, trauma or crime scene cleanup, SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE can help you. This type of situation requires competence, experience and respect for all involved. Our skilled professionals will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances. Once the police have completed their investigation of a crime scene, cleanup and restoration can begin. This involves an assessment of your property to determine the proper equipment and cleaning products needed.

What to Do:

  • Above all, preserving further loss of life and property is essential following the stress of a crime or other accident.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Stay out of the areas that have been affected by the event as there may be potentially dangerous hazardous materials left behind.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

What Not to Do:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  •  Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

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SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA, EPA protocols and health regulations.

Cleaning Services

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

Residential House Cleaning Service specializes in cleaning your home. Services include cleaning floors, walls, windows, and more in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and other rooms.

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/ GRAND TERRACE Have trained professionals for all your carpet & upholstery cleaning, ceilings, floors,walls, drapes, blinds, window treatments.

Our professional carpet and upholstery cleaner can remove deep-seated dirt and grime to keep your carpet and rugs looking their best and extend their lifespan

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE'S highly-trained professionals know how to inspect and test fabrics to determine which of their many cleaning methods is most appropriate.

One area of cleaning many homeowners dread is the ceilings, walls, and floors. Because they make up the frame of each room inside your home, they get exposed to the common irritants of daily life such as pet dander, cigarette smoke, grease, dirt, and dust.

OUR TRAINED PROFESSIONALS HAVE ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED TO GET THE JOB DONE QUICKLY AND PROFESSIONALLY!

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WildFires

9/3/2022 (Permalink)

 Wildfires

Wildfires have gotten bigger and more frequent in recent years and damage homes, businesses, and other stuctures, leaving business owners and commercial property owners with catastrophic and expensive losses. There is no reason that the property owners or businesses have to pay for repairs or deal with unreasonable insurance companies who try to underestimate the losses.

Fire and smoke may have caused partial damage to the property and water damage may be other damage the property. Evacuation orders or road closures may have affected business income. Inventory affected by smoke which means damaged inventory as well as lost income. Depending on type of business or property there may be losses and there are coverages. There may have been water drop by helicopter or water used as one of the methods to fight the wildfires and fire on the property. If your business or property completely or partially burned there may be details in your insurance policy as to what will be covered and what will excluded on your policy. Details such as maximum payment per tree, other structures and what is considered other stucture, maximum payment for loss of business income and many more.

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE will:

  • Evaluate existing insurance policies in order to determine what coverage may be applicable to a claim.
  • Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage to pay for the actual loss of income due to a covered loss. Extra expense for additional expenses the business may incur during the period of restoration.
  • Research, detail, and substantiate damage to buildings and contents. Detailed inventory of furniture, fixtures, tenant improvements.
  • Photograph and document all damages.
  • Give notice to your insurance carrier about the loss by Letter of Representation.
  • Determine values for settling covered damages. Prepare scope and content valuation.
  • Prepare complete inventories of business property, detailed unit cost recronstruction estimates of property damages, lost business income projections and extra expense.
  • Prepare, document, and support the claim on behalf of the insured.
  • Attend all meetings and inspections with your insurance company or its representatives.
  • Negotiate maximum settlement with the insurance company on behalf of an insured with your consent.

Wildfires don't have to be a hassle to deal with. With the help of our professionals that are ready to help 24/7 you will not beat our work 

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Our fire damage restoration professionals have the expertise and equipment needed to get the job done to your satisfaction as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

Flood Damage To Homes

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

FLOOD DAMAGE TO HOMES

   Water damage in the home is often caused by a small problem that worsens over time. Issues such as a leaky pipe, roof damage, or even condensation can lead to extensive damage to your home if not noticed or not addressed. It's crucial to properly repair water damage as quickly as possible. Failing to do so can result in the growth of harmful mold and bacteria within the home. It may also invite bugs and pests into your home, as these creatures are attracted to damp areas.

Sometimes a serious incident such as a burst pipe can lead to major flooding or standing water within the home. In this situation, you'll first need to remove the water. Then you will need to completely dry the impacted area of your home before repairing the damage left behind. Flooding or standing water can cause significant damage to your home, which often means a high price to get it resolved. Luckily, this type of damage is often covered by your home owners insurance policy which means a small out of pocket expense for you.

Reliable Water Damage Experts

Water damage restoration and water damage cleaning is not something that you want to attempt yourself. A Wet Vac isn't going to get the job done. Water damage, if not treated properly, can cause long term structural damage and many health hazards due to mold and bacteria. When water enters your premises, time is your worst enemy. Given the right circumstances, mold will start to grow in a short time. Water removal and drying the premises quickly is critical to prevent the growth of mold.

Our trained staff will immediately evaluate the situation, determine the best and quickest way to remove the water and properly dehumidify the premises. We monitor the relative humidity and moisture content during the dehumidification process in order to efficiently return your property to its preloss condition. Our staff is expert in taking the pain out of this type of unfortunate event. We can return your home or business back to normal in minimal time and withthe proper precaution to avoid risky contamination from a flood damage.  SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE; are highly-trained professionals are close by and customer-focused. We want you to be back in your restored home as quickly as possible. Whether you have minor storm damage or something larger to deal with, we have the experience and the equipment needed to cleanup and restore your home and help get life back to normal following storm damage. 

Provide 24/7 Emergency Service

The SERVPRO system has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Commercial Cleaning Services

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Services

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE helps commercial customers with a wide variety of cleaning, construction and restoration projects, both large and small.

As the #1 choice in the cleanup and restoration industry, we can help you every step of the way. From immediately after the disaster to returning your property to its preloss condition, we want to make the process as smooth as possible.

 Catastrophic Restoration Specialists

When your commercial property is suddenly hit with damage due to a storm, flood, fire or other disaster, it can leave you, your employees and customers in shock. It’s important to know that you have professional large-loss specialists to handle the restoration process as quickly as possible so that you can get back to business. SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE'S Disaster Recovery Team is an elite team of technicians. We’re strategically located and prequalified to respond Faster to any size disaster.

Our Disaster Recovery Teams are composed of elite technicians who have the training and resources to handle large-loss events for industries that have included hospitals, universities and government facilities.

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Heat Wave/Wild Fire Damage

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Heat Waves Can Cause Infrastructural Damage

As heat causes metals to expand, heat waves can lead to major infrastructural defects. Power transformers can detonate causing fires. Water lines can burst to cause the loss of water and water shortage. Heat waves can also induce the kinking or buckling of railroads. Highways can melt or develop cracks in extreme heat. For example, two traffic lanes in Oklahoma City, US, had to be closed during the 2006 North American heat wave after they buckled under the heat. Blackouts resulted during this event due to damaged power transformers.

Climate change, caused by society’s activities, is undoubtedly the factor that has aggravated heat waves and forest fires. Higher ambient temperatures cause melting to start earlier, leading to drier and more flammable biomass in forests. Recent studies clearly indicate that these increases in the frequency of heat waves and forest fires.

Heat wave fire/forest fire damage to home:

Flames and smoke from wildfires can affect the following areas of the home or business property, including:

  • Fabrics (carpets, rugs, clothes, upholstery) may become discolored
  • Furniture can be damaged, depending on the material used
  • Walls may become damaged by heat transfers
  • Windows can become discolored or warp
  • Plants and soil may become harmed or contaminated by smoke
  • Concrete can crack because of dehydration or prolonged heat-exposure
  • Roofs may become damaged by burning embers drifting from nearby flames

Taking the Right Precautions

If you find yourself in an area which may become affected by a wildfire and / or its smoke, it may be tempting to stay in your property to combat damage. However, it’s vital to remember that your safety, and those of your loved ones and pets, has to come first.

Take any essentials you may need and leave the property together, taking the safest route possible. Depending on the wildfire’s path, your home or business may well avoid the worst of it, enabling you to move back in in only a few days.

However, regardless of the amount of damage you believe your home or business site may suffer, you can take certain steps to reduce the effects. Some of them may be more obvious than others, but they can all contribute:

  • Move any combustible objects or materials away from the outside of the property; anything which may ignite or be flammable only adds to the danger posed.
  • Keep every window and door shut, to combat smoke and soot penetrating the property as much as you can.
  • Be sure that any external furniture is either covered or moved inside, to try to stop them becoming damaged; outdoor furniture can contribute to the overall cost of replacing goods.
  • Avoid throwing damaged items away, as some may be able to be repaired or cleaned.
  • Switch off your air conditioning systems.

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After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Highly Trained Fire and Water Restoration Specialists

Our professionals have the expertise and equipment needed to get the job done to your satisfaction as quickly as possible.

Mold Remediation

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Mold:

Molds are part of the natural environment. Molds are fungi that can be found anywhere - inside or outside - throughout the year. About 1,000 species of mold can be found in the United States, with more than 100,000 known species worldwide.

Indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Problems may arise when mold starts eating away at materials, affecting the look, smell, and possibly, with the respect to wood-framed buildings, affecting the structural integrity of the buildings.

Molds can grow on virtually any substance, as long as moisture or water, oxygen, and an organic source are present. Molds reproduce by creating tiny spores (viable seeds) that usually cannot be seen without magnification.

Mold prevention tips include:

  • Repairing plumbing leaks and leaks in the building structure as soon as possible.
  • Looking for condensation and wet spots. Fix source(s) of moisture incursion problem(s) as soon as possible.
  • Preventing moisture from condensing by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in the air (humidity). To increase surface temperature, insulate or increase air circulation. To reduce the moisture level in the air, repair leaks, increase ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidify (if outdoor air is warm and humid).
  • Keeping HVAC drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Performing regularly scheduled building/ HVAC inspections and maintenance, including filter changes.
  • Maintaining indoor relative humidity below 70% (25 - 60%, if possible).
  • Venting moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.
  • Venting kitchens (cooking areas) and bathrooms according to local code requirements.
  • Cleaning and drying wet or damp spots as soon as possible, but no more than 48 hours after discovery.
  • Providing adequate drainage around buildings and sloping the ground away from building foundations. Follow all local building codes.
  • Pinpointing areas where leaks have occurred, identifying the causes, and taking preventive action to ensure that they do not reoccur.

When mold starts to invade your home, dealing with the problem quickly and safely should be a priority. It can take less than 72 hours for mold to spread throughout your home, which may result in health effects to your family, as well as damage to your property. SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE responds quickly to your call to assess your situation. SERVPRO professionals use advanced equipment and experience in mold mitigation to determine the water source of your mold problem. Then, we’ll work with you in the cleanup and restoration process with as little disruption to your family as possible.

We provide 24/7 Emergency Service

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Time is important when dealing with mold, and a quick response will help lessen damage, help avoid costly repairs and help result in less disruption to your family.

Fire Damage

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

 How Fires Can Damage Your Business or Commercial Property in Unexpected Ways

Fires are scary and sudden; they can damage your property in many ways you would expect. Things like personal belongings, paperwork, and furniture can all be burned beyond repair. Although, some of the most detrimental effects of fires are the damages they cause that you don’t expect. Below are three unexpected ways a fire can damage your business. 

  • Fire Damage Risk One: Business interruption

  • Fire Damage Risk Two: Loss of employees and customers due to aesthetic damage

  • Fire Damage Risk Three: Damage to essential documents and technologies

Things get burned. Your property is damaged because it is the actual fuel for the fire.  That is the primary threat. That fuel includes walls, floors, ceilings, carpet, framing, roofs, furniture, and all other personal property in the home.

Rarely can items that are burned be salvaged. As fuel, they are consumed by the fire or structurally altered. Altered by melting and/or warping, or they break when whatever they are attached to or sitting on collapses.

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE have an Emergency Ready Plan Advantage

When disaster strikes your business, having a plan in place ahead of time for what you will do can make all the difference in whether your business survives the event. The majority of businesses that come out stronger on the other side of an emergency are the ones that pre-planned for one. 

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With our Emergency Ready Plan, your business will be able to minimize interruption because you’ll know what to do and what to expect if any-sized disaster strikes. This is important to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. 

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience. SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE ALLWAYS READY TO HELP 

COMMERCIAL WATER DAMAGE

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

About Commercial Water Damage

Commercial property water damage is an unfortunate, but not uncommon event. It can stop business operations, put the health of you and your occupants at risk, and can cause extensive property damage.

Water damage to commercial buildings is often far more extensive than in residential buildings, given the size and complexity of the mechanical systems in commercial or industrial properties.

Commercial buildings typically have larger structures, more people and employees, and have more potentially expensive equipment than homes. Fortunately, business owners can find water damage early on and its impacts can be mitigated.

 Commercial Water Damage:

Many businesses suffer costly losses caused by water leaks. Water can be very destructive whether it seeps from a loose fitting or gushes from a ruptured main. While the standard commercial property policy excludes many water-related losses, it does cover damage caused by the typical burst pipe.

Failure of older plumbing systems and improperly maintained sprinkler systems can result in significant damage to property and interruption of business operations.

Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing leaks are a very common source of commercial water damage. Leaks occur when pipes burst, appliance hoses rupture or fire-suppression sprinkler systems activate after fire and douse the building in water.

In freezing temperatures, pipes can also spontaneously leak due to frozen water passage. Burst pipes are often hard to spot—they aren’t as obvious from the surface and may not cause pools of open standing water.

Telltale signs of plumbing leaks are water stains near piped areas or musty smells developing. Sometimes standing water will collect causing drips from the ceiling or pools of water on the floor.

In many cases, commercial property insurance can cover the cost of sudden pipe bursts, faulty appliances or water damage from sprinkler systems due to property fire.

SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE professionals are prepared to evaluate your water-damaged property. We want to help you understand the severity of the water damage to your commercial property so that you’re able to make the best decisions on moving forward with the restoration process. Whether you’re dealing with minor water damage to your commercial property or a large-loss event, we can develop a restoration plan to help ensure your property is clean, dry and restored to its pre-damaged condition.

SERVPROhas the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

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Fire Damage

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

House fires are traumatic. And home fire damage can be extensive. Whether you escape the fire and watch your home burn, return to your home to find it ablaze, or contain it before anyone had to evacuate, it is scary and devastating.

The loss can be beyond emotional. There are professionals who help with that kind of loss. With SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE, we help you through the trauma by cleaning up after a house fire as well as the restoration of those physical losses.

Fire recovery can be broken down into several categories or functions:

  • Removal of chard structural elements of the house
  • Soda blast your burned property of soot
  • Smoke cleanup of the structure (studs, concrete, cabinets, etc.)
  • Structural Rebuild
  • Contents of your home or business
    • Removal of the personal property from the home
    • Cataloging the personal belongings
    • Disposal and logging of destroyed property
    • Cleaning soot and smoke off of the salvageable items
    • Storage of belongings until the home restoration is completed
    • Return of belongings to the home after cleaning
  • SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/ GRAND TERRACE, main goal is to restore your home or business after fire damage to its pre-fire condition. As a leading fire damage restoration company, we specialize in fire and water damage restoration, removal of smoke odors, and deep-cleaning soot from walls, carpets and upholstery.

    24/7 Emergency Service

    A fire can break out at any time, and our Customer Care Center is ready to take your call, day or night. Contact us today for immediate assistance.

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