Recent Water Damage Posts
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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. 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.
Are you prepared?
No one ever expects to experience water damage in their home or place of business. Unfortunately, disasters happen when you least expect them. At SERVPRO of Pasadena North we understand that water damage can be stressful on you and your family. That is why we do our best to take that pressure off of you, by providing you with an Emergency Ready Profile.
You do not except a pipe to burst in your home or place of business. However, you can be proactive and stay prepared in the event that it does. At SERVPRO of Pasadena North we can help you in your efforts of staying prepared by providing you with a FREE Emergency Ready Profile.
What is a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile?
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is designed to provide you with all the critical information needed in order to begin mitigation and recovery services.
The advantages of having an Emergency Ready Profile are:
- A no cost assessment of your facility or home. (FREE)
- An easy access profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. (HOA ,property managers, insurance agents, etc...)
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve location, priority areas and priority contact information.
So now is the time to let us help you prepare for a disaster.
For more information please call SERVPRO of Pasadena North at (626) 447-4111.
Caring for hard wood and laminate flooring can be difficult at times. You must limit the amount of water used when mopping the surface of the floor and you should immediately clean up any spills that may occur. One of the reasons it is important to avoid any type of liquid, is because leaving a liquid on the surface for an extended period of time can lead to “buckling” also known as “edge-warping. Floor “buckling” or edge- warping” is very noticeable. You can tell that a floor has buckled when you begin to notice a rugged or bumpy feeling as you walk or feel the floor.
Ways to prevent floor “buckling”
- Limit water usage when wiping or mopping the floor
- Clean spills immediately
- Avoid using cleaning products that can saturate the floor
- Do not place plants that must be watered on a daily basis on the floor
- Be cautious of pets urinating on the floor
Restore vs. Replace
At SERVPRO of Pasadena North 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."
Sewage Loss at a Commercial Building
The 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. Sewage cleanup must be done professionally, it is very easy to think you cleaned it all when in fact there is still a lot to be done. Be sure to contact a professional to ensure that home or commercial building is well taken care of.
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.
The trusty Pack-out
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 North heroes to save the day. Depending on the size or extent of the damage caused by the water loss, we may be obligated to 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. The process begins by taking a detailed inventory of your items with photos to ensure that all your items are documented. After all your items are inventoried, it is then brought back to our facilities where they are stored.
The cause of loss was due to a fire sprinkler pipe that broke. As a result, four feet of water flooded the basement, affected the walls and content that were also in the basement. Our SERVPRO technicians knew exactly what to do. We first endured the customer that we had everything under control and we restore all content and completely dry out the basement. We did exactly that! Extracting the water comes first, we must then cut and dry the walls to make sure there is no moisture left, because then mold can start to grow. While the walls are being dried, we move onto to the contents. The contents were papers that had value to the homeowner. With extreme caution and the right equipment, we were able to restore all the content with out destroying them.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North just wants to remind you that we do water remediation services as well as content drying.
Discovering a Leak
Discovering you have a leak in your home or business can be very stressful, especially when the leak has gone unnoticed for an extended period of time.
Pipes usually aren't exposed, making it difficult to detect when there is a leak. Water damage that you can not see is the most dangerous because it can spread without your knowledge.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North has special thermal imaging equipment that can provide a non-invasive moisture inspection in your home or business. This helps identify where the problem may be present with out creating unnecessary damage to the structure.
Trying to figure out the source of the leak on your own is difficult, as well as attempting to mitigate the damage on your own. Here are some tips on what you can do before SERVPRO heroes arrive:
- Stop the leak until you can repair or replace the pipe.
- Shut off the water valve to the pipe.
- Turn on the faucets, to drain water left in the pipes.
- Call SERVPRO of Pasadena North (626)447-4111.