Recent Commercial Posts

Frozen Pipes

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Pasadena North we know first hand how hard a commercial water damage can be on a business. It is very important for all business owner to be aware of the possible causes of water damages and what to do at first sight of them.

Right now in California the weather is starting to become very cold and that alone can cause some unforeseen damages since we are not well equipped for this type of weather. Us California natives know this type of cold weather usually does not last this long, but that doesn't mean it cant do damage in the little time that it is here. 

The most common cold weather damage can be frozen pipe bursts. You can tell if your pipes are freezing if you see water stains on the walls, ceilings, and floors, musty/molded smells, and cracked tiles. 

If you can be vigilant you can try to avoid these damages. In the event that you do not catch a damage before it happens you can always call your locals professionals at (626) 447-4111

Rose Bowl Parade

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Rose Bowl Parade Float Rose Bowl Parade PASADENA

With everyone's favorite parade coming up right around the corner we need to remember to all do our part to keep everyone and the building safe.

Every year hundreds of people gather around to enjoy the beautiful Rose Bowl Parade to celebrate the new year. With smiles on everyone's faces and joy all over, we tend to forget about all the hard work people put into making such a memorable day.

Let's do our part in keeping the event safe.

For those working the event:

  1. Make sure all facilities are well maintained, restrooms, sinks, kitchens, and various plumbing lines.
  2. Be sure to call SERVPRO of Pasadena North in the unfortunate event of a fire, water, or sewage damage.

For those coming to enjoy the event:

  1. With COVID-19 still around, please keep 6 feet of distance
  2. Do not smoke or throw cigarettes near flowers, plants, or hillside
  3. Do not litter - as littering can be a health hazard.

Commercial Leaks

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Leaks from old pipping, damaged roofs and other overlooked areas can cause unwanted water damage that can go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Attempting to clean up water from a leak on your own can lead to further damage or contamination if not handled properly. Our technicians are highly trained professionals that specialize in water mitigation, so trust us, you are in good hands. We will walk you through every step of the way and keep you updated as we progress. Water damages can happen at anytime, that's why it's always good to know that there is someone that can be there for you no matter what time a day it. SERVPRO of Pasadena North is open 24-hours, 7 days a week.

Sewage Loss at Commercial Building

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

sewage loss Sewage Loss at Commercial Building

This loss was caused by a sewage backup that originated from a floor drain in the janitor's closet. The water migrated to a vacant office adjacent to where it started, and it also seeped through the flooring, affecting a kitchen and hallway in the lower level. Our SERVPRO technicians, who are trained and certified, arrived onsite and quickly assessed and addressed the situation. The first step in dealing with a sewage backup is extracting all standing water. Following the extraction of all water, any porous materials that is affected must be disposed of. Carpet, walls, and contents are a few examples of materials that need to be discarded. Using dehumidifiers and air filtration devices, We facilitate dry down of the structure and  minimize further contamination. This process may take anywhere from 3 to 5 days, but this job specifically, reached our drying goal in only 3 days. Make sure to contact your local professionals at SERVPRO of Pasadena North, to feel confident that every issue, regarding sewage backups, is taken care of.

If a water or fire damage ever happens in your home or place in business, call us for a free inspection at (626) 447-4111. Our team at SERVPRO of Pasadena North are more that glad to lend a hand.

Clean your building the SERVPRO way!

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned brochure Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Cleaning and disinfecting your building after coming back from the time off when COVID first hit can be scary! As America's #1 clean up and restoration brand we have come up with a fundamental process called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. This process consists of what we call the 3 C's- Consult, Clean, Certify.

  • Consult: Each and every business is different in it's own ways, we will take the time to understand the specific needs for your business.
  • Clean: Now based on the consultation, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to CDC standards.
  • Certify: Once the entire cleaning and disinfecting has been completed you're business becomes Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! The public will know that your business has taken the time to get certified, which represents their commitment to comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

Are you interested in getting Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned? Contact us today at (626) 447-4111

No Loss Is Too Big! We Can Handle It!

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

This facility contains multiple buildings that are rented out by other Universities. We received the call from the facility after normal business hours. Immediately, we assembled a crew, gathered equipment and got on the site, within the hour of the initial phone call. It is essential to get there as soon as possible, so that we can take control of the situation and minimize the damage. As a reminder to those who own large commercial buildings.  SERVPRO of Pasadena North specializes in large commercial losses, water mitigation and dehumidification. Don’t wait! If you are in need of our services for any situation, please pick up the phone and dial (626) 447-4111, and will send our certified crew immediately. We are always here to help.

Large Commercial Losses - Our Specialty!

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Remember, our SERVPRO crews are ready to assist in all and any circumstances for water and fire damage. No matter how large or small the damage may be, we here at SERVPRO of Pasadena North are confident that our team can get the job done! Our most recent project takes place at the Westfield Mall located in Arcadia, Ca. Large commercial jobs like this, have to be dealt with extreme caution due to the high volume of foot traffic that flows in and out of the mall. Whenever our technicians are on the field,  they take into consideration the environment they are working in, so that they can figure out how they need to approach each job. Every job is different and unique in its own way. Especially when dealing with large commercial losses. Staying one step ahead of the operation allows us to provide the best quality work.

Commercial Water Loss

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

We received a call from a valued customer who had experienced significant amount of water damage. The cause of this loss was due to a break in the kitchen supply line which comes directly down from the upstairs break room. The water began to seep through the sub floor and eventually made its way to multiple offices. SERVPRO of Pasadena North was onsite in under an hour and immediately started extracting water. The following day our crew was onsite continuing the demolition of affected walls and flooring. 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."

Welcome to SERVPRO of Pasadena North

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Welcome to SERVPRO of Pasadena North's blog page.

We will share helpful tips and inform you about our services and community events.

We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making Pasadena the best it can be. We stride to provide excellent customer service and take care of YOU in the moments you need it most. 

SERVPRO of Pasadena North has many upcoming events that we will be blogging about for example; the Taste of Arcadia which is hosted by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. We will also be a part of the Emergency Preparedness Fair hosted by the Pasadena Kaiser Permanente. We will be along side the American Red Cross, Local Fire & Police Departments and other organizations helping the community take the necessary steps toward emergency readiness.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

1. We are a 24-Hour Emergency Response Team

SERVPRO of Arcadia professionals will help limit the damage and get your facility back in operation QUICKLY! We have a 1-4-8 Service Response Guideline : 

    • Within 1 hour from the notice of loss SERVPRO of Arcadia will contact you to arrange for service.
    • Within 4 hours SERVPRO of Arcadia Professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services. 
    • Within 8 business hours SERVPRO of Arcadia would have a verbal briefing of the scope.

2.  Communication 

SERVPRO of Arcadia will keep you informed from start to finish. 

3. Reduce Recovery Time

By arriving quickly and mitigating the damage to the structure and contents. We provide effective cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Arcadia will help you reopen the doors as soon as possible to get you back in business.

4. Lower Recovery Costs 

We help you save money!  Our quick response helps minimize secondary damage at your property which saves you thousands. 

5. Emergency Response Profile 

SERVPRO of Arcadia helps you plan for recovery before a disaster strikes!  (See our other blog on "Getting Prepared" for more information) 

6. Full Line of Services 


    • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
    • Water Removal and Humidification 
    • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
    • Catastrophic Storm Response 
    • Move Outs & Contents Restoration 
    • Contents Claim Inventory Service


    • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
    • Deodorization
    • Bio-hazard and Crime Scene
    • Vandalism 

7. A National Leader in Storm Response 

We help when you need it the most! 

SERVPRO is a national restoration company your clients and tenants know and trust!

Sewage Back Up

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Basement Pipes Sewage is not easy to deal with. If not mitigated properly, there may be excessive damage to your home. Call us!

Toilet overflows can cause significant damages to property, due to the contaminants and toxins that are found in the water. This specific type of water loss must be treated quickly in order to avoid secondary damages or further contamination. For example, secondary damages that can occur from sewage backup is mold. Mold can be toxic and can cause extensive damage to your property. In order to avoid exposure, mold must be removed promptly and properly.

This water loss occurred when the bathroom in the basement’s toilet backed up and overflowed. The water migrated into two bathrooms, elevator and elevator shaft. Our technicians found the source of the problem and immediately started to repair it. We then extracted the water from all the affected areas and dried them out in order to prepare the structure for decontamination process.