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Electrical Safety

3/16/2023 (Permalink)

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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.

Have SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Create a ERP for you

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

While SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is mostly known for residential water and fire restoration, it is important to know that we can also handle commercial losses both large and small.  Those losses go beyond just water and fire though, as we remediate mold and provide general cleaning, disinfection and deodorization services. Here are some tips to help your business recover from any damage disaster. 

Be Prepared

READY Plan App:

We know when emergencies happen there is a lot at stake  especially at commercial properties. Why not have help at your fingertips with SERVPRO's Ready App! The Ready Plan App is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga, and can be downloaded on your Android device, or iPhone.

Emergency Ready Profile: 

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) Report; it gives you and SERVPRO access to critical facility information such as water shut-off valves.  This information helps speed up our response and cleans up time.  If you want helping setting up an ERP, call us at (909)758-0189, so we can come out and walk you through the process! 

Commercial Water Removal

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Because elevated levels of water vapor in the air can cause defects at any point in the manufacturing process or during storage before shipping or pickup, SERVPRO of  provides business owners in Rancho Cucamonga  water removal services. We arrive ready to help you shut the flow of water off, including locating the source in those situations where it remains hidden. Once completed, we begin with the removal of the water wherever we find it on your floors.

Removing water from horizontal surfaces discloses the location of many hidden spots where water remains left inside walls and other enclosed areas. When water slowly seeps out of hollow wall spaces, it collects alongside the joint between wall and floor. We prefer to help drainage happen faster by drilling a few weep holes.

While we have the baseboards removed, we also drill a hole large enough for the flexible tubing of our Inject dry system. We use this machine to force dry air into enclosed spaces because our air movers alone cannot reach into these areas as effectively as needed. We measure the moisture in the air as it exits, letting us determine when the interior reaches dry conditions as well as using moisture meters to determine the moisture content of other materials.

Can We Remove Soot?

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

The best decision you can ever make is to call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga rather than figure out what the correct order of steps is to restore your home to its pre-fire condition, let our expert team compile an action plan that addresses each specific area of your home. Starting from eliminating water and extinguishing agents to repairing drywall, our team can lead the process with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Restoration is not about working hard on your home, but about taking smart steps to make the process seamless and practical.

Areas in your home not touched by the fire may smell of smoke for no apparent reason.

Our SERVPRO technicians apply their knowledge of combustion theory and follow the smoke path through your ventilation system. Understanding both the path and the nature of each charred material allows us to pick the optimal cleaning solution for your home. Mitigating your loss by protecting your belongings from some cleaners' abrasive consequences is essential to our team.