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Commercial Construction Services

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Let Us Help With Your Commercial Construction Projects

SERVPRO is your one-stop shop for commercial construction. While running the daily functions of your business, the last thing you want to worry about when you have a need for restoration or reconstruction is contacting and managing multiple repair crews.

We’ll work with your insurance company to restore your commercial property to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Our goal is to complete your commercial restoration project on time and within the budget with as little downtime to your business as possible.

SERVPRO has competent and experienced professionals that believe in delivering quality workmanship. Our full-service process includes: inspection and estimating, mitigation, restoration and reconstruction. We also offer premium services for dust control and protection from COVID-19 and other contaminants using our proprietary, EPA-registered products.

Flood Strikes!

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is potential for suffering flood damage.

In fact, nearly 25% of last year's claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in moderate to low-risk communities. According to the NFIP, houses in the United State have a 26% chance of being damaged by a flood during the course of a 30-year mortgage, while businesses face similar risks by flooding. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S. The following are a few more little-known flood facts:

  • Floods kill an average of 140 people per year in the U.S., making flooding the most deadly natural disaster. 
  • More than half of all fatalities during floods are auto-related, often the result of drivers misjudging the depth of water on a road and being swept away in a swiftly moving current. 
  • The principal causes of floods in the eastern United States are hurricanes and storms.
  • The principal causes of floods in the western United States are snowmelt and rainstorms.
  • Underpasses can be some of the most dangerous places during a flash flood - especially at night when it's difficult to see.

    Want to be better prepared for a storm? Ask your local SERVPRO of Westminster about setting your business up with an Emergency Response Profile.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 714.248.9261

Tsunami Advisory Issued

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Tsunami Advisory Issued 

On Saturday evening 1/15/2022, a tsunami warning was issued after a volcanic eruption with ash and steam occurred. The volcano sent tsunami waves crashing on the shores of Tonga. The tsunami waves caused some damage to New Zealand and Santa Cruz, CA. 

However, alerts were issued for Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and the U.S. Pacific. According to geologists, the eruption caused the same magnitude as a 5.8 earthquake. 

This is important to know and understand because volcanos or earthquakes that are strong enough to cause a tsunami can later cause flooding into streets, neighborhoods, and buildings. Not only can it cause extreme hazards, but it can also affect hundreds of homes. 

When flooding occurs in a home, all electricity should be turned off for the safety of others. SERVPRO technicians can assess the damage on the property with the correct tools and materials to do it safely. 

SERVPRO of Westminster has the equipment and manpower to soak up any water contents, test moisture levels, and detect any mold on the property. 

Floods can occur from natural disasters, failed pluming, and/ or sewage backup. Regardless of how it started, SERVPRO will always provide its services in the event of an emergency.

Mold Remediation in Westminster

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation 

Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to mold in your home or office. Drying your home as soon as possible will deprive mold of the moisture it needs to germinate and spread. If mold is present, our response team is trained to advise the property owner on corrective first steps. SERVPRO of Westminster performs mold remediation to llCRC Standards, and will deliver quality service you can trust.

SERVPRO of Westminster has the experience, the expertise and the equipment to treat existing mold damage as well as preventing future cluster growth. We will not only rid the building of mold, but restore it to the condition it was in before the damage occurred.

  • Visual mold inspection
  • Containment of contamination
  • Drying & dehumidification

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 714.248.9261

General Deep Cleaning

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

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General Deep Cleaning

Sometimes you need a clean that’s above and beyond the normal day-to-day upkeep. SERVPRO® has the experience needed to provide the best cleaning services, no matter the situation. We’ve answered some common questions below about general cleaning, including carpets, upholstery, ceilings, floors, walls, drapes and blinds.

Why is it necessary to get my carpets cleaned?

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. It’s important to vacuum carpets regularly and to have them fully cleaned on a regular basis, before they’re appearing dirty. Dirt builds up in layers, and when carpet looks dirty, you’re actually only seeing the dirt at the tips of the carpet fibers. If you wait until your carpets look dirty to have them cleaned, they may not be able to be restored to original condition.

Why is it necessary to get my upholstery cleaned?

Textiles such as upholstery and draperies act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair and other soils. Regular vacuuming and spot removal are recommended preventative maintenance for these surfaces, which could increase the time between professional cleanings.

Are you supposed to clean your walls regularly?

Yes, it’s important to clean your walls at least once a year. If you have an alternate heating source that exudes different residues, wall cleaning should occur more often. Additionally, if you plan to repaint a room, cleaning the walls is an important first step to help make sure the paint adheres properly.

You can extend the time between cleaning through regular maintenance that includes dusting and cobweb clearing. Washing your kitchen and bathroom walls more often is a good idea, since these areas of the home are used most often.

More Information On Mold!

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

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More Information On Mold!

How is mold detected? 

Mold can often be detected by its musty odor. When mold is suspected, a visual inspection should take place, including inconspicuous areas, like inside the HVAC system. Wherever damp conditions exist, mold is a possibility. If mold cannot be seen, but the musty odor is present, it’s possible that the mold contamination could be hidden. Technology such as moisture detectors and borescopes may be used by professionals to help detect the mold location.

Mold testing by an agency certified to do so may be employed in extensive cases.

What are mold spores?

Mold spores are microscopic, multicellular organisms. They are a fungus that can be found indoors or outdoors. Mold spores can float in the air but will not grow into colonies of spores without moisture present.

How long after water damage does mold grow ?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

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How long after water damage does mold grow ?

SERVPRO of Westminster has helped several homes and commercial businesses recover and restore damaged contents. 

Water damage can occur from broken pipes or naturally from rain or snow. If technicians don't dry and clean up any moist areas, mold can spread. Meaning, it can cause more damage to contents inside the home including carpet, flooring, walls, furniture and personal belongings. 

Mildew and mold are likely to begin growing within a day or two after a water damage occurs. Mold can develop very quickly, within 24-48 hours, and will continue to grow until its access to a source of water is removed. This is why it’s incredibly important to act quickly when water damage occurs to your property. Waiting too long to fix the damage could result in more problems, like mold.

Severity of Fire Damage

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Severity of fire damage 

SERVPRO of Westminster deals with a range of fire damage in many cases. Oftentimes, some homes have soot and smoke, other times there are homes with extensive damage that need rebuilding. SERVPRO technicians are trained and certified to inspect homes and assess the damage in the property. Knowing the level of damage can help our technicians to come up with a plan to fix the damages. 

  • Minor Fire Damage 
    • Light to moderate smoke and soot is contained in just a portion of the building. Restoration needs include dry or wet cleaning and deodorization to walls, ceiling, floor and personal property, with little or no repainting. Very few items need to be replaced.
  • Medium Fire Damage 
    • Moderate smoke and soot requires more aggressive cleaning and deodorization techniques to remove residue. More areas need repainting. Heat causes more extensive damage to surfaces and materials which may require more items to be repaired or replaced.
  • Major Fire Damage
    • Severe fire damage to contents, finished surfaces and even structural framing. If smoke has infiltrated the majority of the building, an emergency intervention like board-up of windows and doors, or roof tarping, is required right away. Personal property items will likely need to be moved out of the structure for cleaning off-site. All remaining surfaces will be cleaned and deodorized in preparation for painting and repairs.

How To Avoid Fires During the Holidays

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

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How To Avoid Fires During the Holidays 

The holidays should be a great time to spend with family and friends. There are over 730 house fires every year during the holiday season, don’t let your home be one of them! Here are some steps you can take to prevent a fire. 

1. Turn off all appliances 

Many people tend to forget that they are cooking holiday dinners and leave appliances on. Whether it be slow cookers, crock pots, air fryers or an oven, these appliances can cause damage to your property and personal items if not looked after.

2. Unplug Appliances 

 Unplugging appliances helps save electricity and reduces the chances of starting a fire. About 12% of fires at home are started by electrical equipment, and 85% of fatal fires are started accidentally.

3. Turning off holiday lights 

Oftentimes people leave on the Christmas tree lights at night or while they're out. This can be dangerous because the tree can catch on fire if owners don't notice it drying out. 

4. Have an evacuation plan 

Life isn’t perfect and accidents happen. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Westminster can help you in times of need. However, you can do your part in keeping you and your family safe by creating an evacuation plan. Knowing where all the exits of the home are and having a meeting place is crucial to keeping everyone safe.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

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When water damage occurs, SERVPRO technicians must inspect and assess the damage that has been done. Trained technicians must make an inspection of the property to identify the source of the water and attempt to stop it. 

Contamination and Category 

After inspecting the home, technicians must identify the type of water damage to know the severity of the situation. Category 2 and 3 Water damage can be very dangerous if not treated properly. Knowing the category of the damage can be the right step to solving the problem. 

Survey the Extent of the Water  Damage 

In addition to the water damage, SERVPRO can also inspect your home to be aware of any other issues. But it would also be helpful to advise our technicians if there are any asbestos or lead. 

Move or Block Furniture 

SERVPRO will also move any property contents and block items to prevent further damage of items and furniture.