Restore vs Replace
The Drying Process of hardwood flooring.
At SERVPRO of Arcadia we strive to, "Restore vs Replace" whenever possible. One of the ways we achieve this is by drying in place. Instead of removing hardwood flooring that has sustained water damage, we use the Floor Mat System to quickly and effectively dry the affected material.
When water seeps into hardwood flooring if not addressed immediately and properly, this will result in floor buckling. The next steps of drying the hardwood floor are crucial because this determines whether or not we can salvage the floor.To avoid this from occurring we place drying floor mats and tent the affected area with our state of the art drying equipment.
The benefits of having our equipment set up as soon as possible allows for us to restore instead of replace. Our goal at SERVPRO is to leave it, "Like it never even happened."
Fire Safety Tips
The National Fire Protection Agency reported that in 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage.
Some accidental fires that occur are most commonly caused by:
- Cooking Equipment
- Smoking in bedrooms
- Electrical Equipment
- Curious Children
- Faulty Wiring
That is why we strongly recommend taking full precaution to keep your loved ones and property safe at all times. Here are some helpful tips:
- Never leave the kitchen unattended, when stove is on. Keep close watch of pots and pans that can quickly overheat and can potentially ignite a fire.
- Make sure heating equipment wiring is in good condition and have it maintenance yearly. Place heater at least one meter away from any objects and furniture.
- Avoid smoking indoors. Not only is smoking a health hazard but it is also dangerous to do so indoors.
- Make sure all electrical equipment is functioning properly and all cords are intact.
- Never leave candles unattended especially around small children. Always remember to turn candles off after every use.
- Children can be very curious, it is important to keep them safe by removing any flammable substances from their reach.
- Replace faulty or damaged wiring.
- Extinguish barbeque grill flames after every use.
Commercial Marketing Forum
SERVPRO Commercial Marketing Forum
SERVPRO believes in the continuing education of its associates. That is why our local Franchise Trainers create marketing forums where we are able to share each others success stories. Focusing on putting our clients needs first.
At this year's marketing forum our guest speaker was Brandon Rohner a SERVPRO Commercial Marketing Consultant. With many years of expertise in the industry. He has been able to assist countless franchises with large losses such as commercial fire/water damage.
During our forum we focused on ways we can better help our clients prepare for a catastrophic loss. One of the ways we were able to achieve this, is by the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan. Its a profile designed to help businesses easily access vital information and key contact phone numbers needed during an emergency. If you own a business and would like to learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan, then please call our Marketing Department at (626)447- 4111 for assistance.
Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Pasadena North!
The winning office belonging to Ms Flood.
The fall season is upon us and you know what that means? Yes, you guessed it right, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the change in weather and who can forget Halloween!
This year we decided to change things up a little and not only dress ourselves up but have our 1st Annual Office Decorating Contest. The winner of this years contest received movies tickets and dinner for two. At SERVPRO of Pasadena North we take competition very seriously. We have 8 offices in total and of the 8 offices Ms Flood proved herself to be the victor. Ms. Flood went above and beyond showcasing her creativity.
This only means that next year we have to bring our A game. Congratulations Ms Flood we'll patiently look forward to dethroning you next year!
Commercial Sewage Loss
Flooded kitchen caused by a sewer backup.
This loss occurred when there was a sewer backup from the floor drain in the janitor's closet. The water traveled to a vacant office that is adjacent to where the damage originated and the unit down bellow. The kitchen, hallways and janitor's closet all sustained damage.
Our highly trained and certified SERVPRO technicians arrived onsite and began extracting water from all the affected areas. Once all the standing water was removed they began cutting walls, removing carpet and disposing of contaminated contents. Under standard procedure we allow the structure to dry completely. We were able to achieve this process in 3 days with minimal business interruption.
If you ever experience a fire or water loss in your home or place of business call us for a free inspection at (626) 447-4111.
Undiscovered leaks don't just DAMAGE your business. They damage your BOTTOM LINE
Leaks from pipping, roofs and other overlooked areas can cause water damage that can go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Attempting to clean up water from a leak can lead to further damage or contamination if not handled properly. SERVPRO's trained Franchise Professionals are equipped to provide a full line of cleanup and restoration services to handle water damage. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help protect your property and equipment from further damage.
So, before you risk further damage by attempting to cleanup the water yourself, contact SERVPRO of Pasadena North at (626) 447-4111.
When Does Fire Damage Warrant a Call to a Professional?
Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. Here are some tips what to do after the fire.
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
- Change HVAC filter.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
Call the professionals at SERVPRO to get the damage under control. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. WE are trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible.
Airport Water Loss.
California experienced many storms this year. One of which caused significant damage to one of our local airports. Over 12" of water affected nearly 7,000 sq ft. of office space, lobby and break-room areas.
We received the call early Friday morning and within an hour we had a crew on-site. They began the mitigation process by removing carpets, baseboards and cutting walls. Once that phase was complete our crew began the drying process by placing air movers and utilizing our desiccant. We used two generators to minimize any business interruption. After six days the drying process was completed and ready for reconstruction.
At SERVPRO of Pasadena North we specialize in effective drying procedures with our state of the art equipment. Our technicians are all certified and ready to assist with any size damage. We are a 24- Hour emergency response service. We leave it, "Like it never even happened".
Commercial Water Damage
Commercial Building in Pasadena, CA
On March 13th, 2017 we received a call from our valued customer who had experienced a water damage. The water loss was caused a break in the kitchen supply line from the upstairs break room. The water then traveled through the sub-floor and down to the offices below. SERVPRO of Pasadena was onsite in under an hour and immediately started extracting water. The following day our crew was onsite continuing the demolition of affected materials. Our next phase will consist of allowing the structure to dry with the help our dehumidifiers and air movers. This will prepare the building for the reconstruction phase. At the end of the day we helped put this customer back in business leaving it, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Pasadena Warehouse Facility.
One of the most challenging times you may experience, is when your home or business is affected by a water damage. As difficult as it may be during a time like this, you can count on your local SERVPRO of Pasadena heroes to save the day. Depending on the size or extend of the damage caused by the water loss, we may have remove all the contents from the affected area. You can trust our professional staff to pack, inventory, and store your contents in our warehouse facility. We take a detailed inventory of your contents which includes photos and we provide you with an electronic copy. So in the event that you may need essential items from your storage we easily pull them out.