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Drying after a flood

3/20/2024 (Permalink)

It is important to make sure you dry your home or business properly by a professional team after a flood.

The effect of flood damage does not always present itself immediately. Damages can surface after a storm due to the quality of the flood water.

Slower moving floods create fewer risks to those outside at the time of the flood. For instance, flash floods are catastrophically powerful enough to sweep cars away. Both types of floods can create bio-hazard risks in a home. If a home has been flooded, it must be cleaned to a sanitary state before anyone lives there again. 

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga cleaning and restoration services targets biological presences, microbial organisms, chemical compounds. 100% of flood damages typically do not present immediately which includes electrical wiring in addition to waterlogged outlets. 

Gutting a home should take priority while restoring a residence to suitable living conditions. Furniture can be cleaned to acceptable levels unless they have been submerged for an extended period of time. This is detrimental when handling compressed wood products. Solid wood furniture is not as easily damaged; however, it is more likely to crack in places where two pieces of wood were fastened together. Fabric that covers upholstery can harbor pathogens such as mold and bacteria. 

Commercial Water Damage

4/6/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage

When your commercial building floods, your first concern is finding a professional team in Rancho

Cucamonga, that can help you remedy the situation. You know you have to act quickly, and

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is a certified remediation team for your water cleanup

  1. Knowledgeable: Anyone who is certified by IICRC has to pass a rigorous set of exams and

continuous education. This means you can trust us we are professionals and know how to handle

even the most complex flooding situation. Our team’s certification makes them better suited to

handle content cleaning, mold removal, and other secondary tasks related to cleaning up after any

water damage.

  1. Ethical: The certification also ensures your team adheres to a certain code of ethics. This code

may ensure no corners are cut when doing a water cleanup. If a team cuts corners, your restoration

may not be as complete as you thought it was.

  1. Insured: Before a company can receive the certification from the IICRC, the businesses must

prove that it is fully and properly insured. Working with an insured business benefits you because it

relieves some of the financial risks of having workers in your building.

  1. Licensed: Some restoration businesses follow storms across the country. These companies may

not have local or state licenses, which mean they don't know the local codes. A certified business,

however, must meet all license requirements.

When you need to start the water cleanup process in your commercial building, you want to know

that the team you call can get the job done correctly the first time around.

At SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga we are always prepared for any Water, Fire or Mold

remediation you may need.

Content Cleaning After a Fire

4/6/2023 (Permalink)

After a fire at your Rancho Cucamonga, residence you may choose to contact a fire damage restoration service for help with cleanup and repairs. These professionals can also help with content storage while the home is being restored. Part of this process includes the repair of personal items, including those that may need dry-cleaning. Here are five types of items they may be able to help with.

  1. Cloth Items

Cloth items such as clothing, rugs, curtains, and pillows can all be washed with special cleaners in order to get rid of smoke and soot damage. Fire damaged items you may want to replace depending on severity.

  1. Furniture

Furniture, or items that can’t be easily moved such as cabinetry, may require a wipe down form of content cleaning. This usually involves using a rag or scrub brush to rinse the surface with a special cleaner.

  1. Electronic Items

In many cases, a professional may be able to salvage your electronic items. If an electronic device cannot be saved the professional may still be able to transfer any data it contains to a new unit.

  1. Paper Items

Paper items may be able to be restored as well. These items will first be freeze-dried before they are carefully cleaned

Electrical Safety

3/16/2023 (Permalink)

Extension Cord Hazards Extension Cord Hazards

If you detect a burning smell in your Rancho Cucamonga home or office coming from an electrical outlet, be sure to contact a qualified electrician to inspect. It is easy to postpone calling thinking is not important but it could create a fire, even when you are not present. 

We constantly use electricity every single day. Oftentimes forget just how integral electricity is in our daily lives until we experience something like a power outage or forget to pay our electric bill. Simply put, electricity makes our lives so much easier. Nevertheless, we need to practice safety and caution when it comes to electricity in our homes or businesses. Here is some essential information regarding electrical safety that all homeowners and business owners in Rancho Cucamonga.       

  • Don’t plug too many appliances that are in use in one outlet, especially if it’s a heat producing appliance such as a crock pot, hair dryer, toaster, or a space heater.
  • Do not use extension cords for an extended period of time. They are only meant for temporary
  • Hire a professional and qualified electrician to handle all electrical work. Don’t try and do it yourself to try and save a few bucks.
  • Do not have electrical cords running underneath carpets/rugs as you run the risk of heat building up and potentially starting a fire.

If you are ever in need of a Fire, Water remediation Company please give us a call, We at  SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga are your local remediation company and we are Ready to Help!

Rain Water Damage

3/16/2023 (Permalink)

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Raining season is officially in full swing and began last month in the majority of Rancho Cucamonga area experiencing rain, dust, lightning, and thunderstorms. As the season progresses with a chance of more storms an snow, it’s important for Rancho Cucamonga residents to prepare for emergencies which could potentially lead to water damage in your property. One of the common causes we see take place during raining season is rainwater leaking into homes and businesses. To prevent this from occurring, inspect your roof for any cracks, damaged roof tiles, or any other noticeable wear and tear. We recommend contacting a licensed roofing specialist to make the necessary repairs. It’s also crucial to examine your windows to make sure they are properly sealed. We’ve had instances where homeowners discovered water leaking in from their windows which led to damaged walls and flooring. You need to examine your door to make sure it is properly sealed and no water from the outside will enter. If your home is in a lower elevated area and is prone to flooding, make sure all the entrances are properly sealed and inspected for any cracks or openings that would allow water to enter. You can also purchase sandbags or pick them up from your closes fire station to use on the outside of your home to act as a barrier. It is easy to find yourself overwhelmed with daily stresses and maybe you can’t find the time to deal with Rain prep on your home.  If you find yourself in an emergency and dealing with water damage, you should call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga we will come and inspect your home and help you get your home to its original condition.

Are You Prepared For Fire Season?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

It’s essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wild land area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it helps protect your home from catching fire—either from embers, direct flame contact or radiant heat. Proper defensible space also provides firefighters a safe area to work in, to defend your home.

Having an ember-resistant zone is designed to keep fire or embers from igniting materials that can spread the fire to your home.  The following provides guidance for this zone, which may change based on the regulation developed by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.

  • Use hard landscape like gravel, pavers, concrete and other noncombustible mulch materials.
  • Remove all dead and dying weeds, grass, plants, shrubs, trees, branches and vegetative debris (leaves, needles, cones, bark, etc.); Check your roofs, gutters, decks, porches, stairways, etc.
  • Remove all branches within 10 feet of any chimney or stovepipe outlet
  • Limit plants in this area to low growing, non woody properly watered and maintained plants

Wind Storms in Rancho Cucamonga

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Santa Ana Winds occur when air from a region of high pressure over the dry, desert region of the southwestern U.S. flows westward towards low pressure located off the California coast. This creates dry winds that flow east to west through the mountain passages in Southern California.

Some of the strongest winds occur across Southern California in the form of a Santa Ana wind.

"Winds are likely quickly ramp up to near damaging levels

These damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines leading to power outages and travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

In some cases the damage from wind are not easily manageable for home owners to clean up.

We at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga are ready to help you get to home to its original condition “Like it never even happened”

SERVPROS Environmental Products

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants you to know that we are doing our part to help our Planet.  That is why we want you to know about our Green Cleaning Products.

SERVPRO® Industries, Inc. is a member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative. As a member company, SERVPRO® can access the listing known formally as Clean Gradients. The EPA/DFE has established a set of criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products. With the assistance of larger chemical companies the EPA/DFE has put together a listing of safe cleaning components that can be used in Green cleaning formulations. From the listing a formulation can be derived that incorporates “green” chemistry. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.

So next time you see our SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Green Vehicles, you'll know we are doing our part to sustain our Environment.

Can Kitchenware Get Reused After a Fire?

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to cleaning up after a fire in a Rancho Cucamonga home, a much-loved dishes set can be something a homeowner has their heart set on using again. There are some factors to consider before the dinnerware can get reused, such as:

  • If the dishware absorbed heat, it could contain fine cracks that may not be visible before cleaning, so there is no way to predict the outcome until the piece gets cleaned
  • Dishes covered in greasy, wet smoke residues have a great possibility of stress cracks due to the high heat of this type of fire
  • Crystal and china are delicate and get gentle cleaning by hand as the acidic nature of the soot can etch the surface
  • Off-site ultrasonic immersion cleaning
  • Smoke particles can get removed through the use of canned (compressed) air or a soft brush

Why Should you mitigate Water Damage?

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Floods mostly catch people by surprise and the damages they cause can be very disruptive. Despite this, the property owner must take action to restore the property. Working with IICRC certified restorers like us helps in many other ways in addition to restoring your property to the preloss state. Immediately your Dallas property floods, you might be confused on what steps to take to remedy the situation. With our professional assistance, it is possible to respond accordingly.

A proper response to water damaged includes fast action after the incident. Extracting water or moving items damaged slightly by the floodwaters are two critical steps to limit the level of damage. Our SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga team easily handles move-outs to a different part of the property unaffected by the floodwaters or to an offsite facility. We also have gas-powered and submersible pumps perfect for fast extraction of high-level water preventing secondary damages caused by standing water.