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SERVPRO Explica a Los Propietarios de Santa Ana Cuestiones Relacionadas de Tormentas, Mitigación y Restauración

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

 60/5000 Las manchas de agua interiores en el techo del molde deterioran las baldosas de daños. Cuando se asocia con nuestro equipo SERVPRO, trabajamos eficientemente para localizar el problema del agua y restaurar el daño rápidamente.

No Invite a los Microbios a Su Hogar

Es muy difícil anticipar todos los desastres naturales que pudieran afectar a Santa Ana en cualquier momento. Pareciera que nuestra habilidad de enfrentar emergencias está permanentemente a prueba. Como propietarios, nuestra mejor táctica defensiva es imaginarnos el proceso de recuperación y planificar de acuerdo a ese escenario.  Este plan post-desastre debe incluir professionales en sus gremios, incluyendo contratistas, electricistas y plomeros. Sin embargo, también tiene que incluir un grupo de personas que pueda restaurar el daño causado por el agua en su hogar.

SERVPRO está aquí para ayudarlo en los daños causados por agua y tormentas En Santa Ana. Nuestro equipo entrena académicamente y de manera vivencial para manejar los trabajos más complicados que resultan de una tormenta o inundación. De la misma manera que usted organiza sus suministros para la emergencia, usted debe tener a mano nuestro número de acceso, el cual puede llamar 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana.  Cuando estos infortunios ocurren, nuestros técnicos en restauración visten sus trajes de protección personal y llegan al lugar del desastre tan pronto el riesgo esté controlado.

Una de las consideraciones más problemáticas después de una tormenta es la presencia de microbios. Siempre que haya agua estancada dentro o alrededor de su casa, el moho y las bacterias encuentran un hogar propicio para multiplicar y propagarse.  Siempre que haya humedad excesiva y una temperatura relativamente cálida, su hogar se convierte en un ecosistema ideal para la existencia de bacterias. En SERVPRO, nuestra experiencia nos ha enseñado que no es suficiente rociar soluciones limpiadoras sin prestar atención a la humedad del ambiente.  Esta información se traduce a un plan de acción que ataca a los microbios a la vez que utiliza herramientas industriales para eliminar los factores que hacen a su hogar el ambiente propicio para la multiplicación de microorganismos, incluyendo desechar materiales contaminados.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South debe ser parte de su plan de emergencia. Nuestra experiencia para manejar los desastres naturales nos preparan para guiarlo en el proceso de restauración de la manera más cohesiva posible.  Llámenos al (714) 558-7772 e invítenos a trabajar con usted hasta que la tormenta sea cosa del pasado.

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SERVPRO Explains to Santa Ana Property Owners Storm-Related Issues, Mitigation, and Restoration

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Tan wall with mold covering it Rose colored carpet, white baseboard showing mold on the wall next to an electrical outlet

Don’t Invite Microbes Into Your Santa Ana Home

It is hard to anticipate what natural disasters may affect Santa Ana in any given month. Our ability to cope with emergencies seems to be put to the test often these days. As homeowners, our best defense is to anticipate what the recovery process could look like and plan accordingly. This post-emergency plan has to include a series of reputable professionals such as general contractors, electricians, and plumbers, but it also has to include a team of people able to restore the water damage in your home.

For storm and water removal services in Santa Ana, you can count on SERVPRO. Our crew trains in the classroom and on the field to handle the toughest jobs following a torrential downpour or flash flood. As you prepare your emergency kit, make sure to include our 24/7 hotline in your roster of service providers and call us as soon as you can. Even better, contact us to schedule a visit to your home to develop an ERP--the Emergency READY Profile Plan. This mobile app can help prevent and mitigate water and fire emergency incidents. When these unfortunate instances happen, our water restoration technicians (WRT) don their personal protective equipment and arrive at the job site as soon as it is safe to do so.

One of the most troublesome issues after a storm prompts water to enter your home is that of microbes. Whenever there is standing water inside or surrounding your home, mold, and bacteria find a suitable environment in which to multiply and flourish. As long as there are excess moisture and a relatively warm temperature, your home becomes an ideal ecosystem for mold to increase. Our expertise at SERVPRO prompts us to control not only the growth of bacteria but also, most importantly, the source of moisture that is feeding it. This knowledge translates into a restoration job that goes beyond spraying a solution to prevent microbial growth. Instead, we apply our industry-grade equipment to achieve optimal moisture levels and remove any contaminated items from your home.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South should be part of your emergency recovery plan. Our expertise and preparedness to deal with disaster scenarios prepare us to guide you through the restoration process as seamlessly as possible. Call us at (714) 558-7772 and let us work with you until we leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Let the Pros Get to Work on Storm Water Extraction in Santa Ana

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Rain on a on the top of a roof. Santa Ana don’t panic, SERVPRO is here to save the day for your storm water loss.

Let SERVPRO handle your Santa Ana Storm damage.

An intense storm can bring on a great deal of water in a short amount of time. Stormwater extraction is critical to help make sure that you minimize damage and help eliminate the onset of dangerous bacteria, mold, and mildew. Instead of trying to tackle such an involved job on your own, the trained professionals at SERVPRO are faster to any disaster, and we can get to work promptly.

Prompt stormwater extraction in Santa Ana is imperative so that you can get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. The longer that standing water sits in your home, the higher the chance you have of costly damage and harmful mold growth. Working with the experts allows you to get the situation under control so that proper extraction methods can begin.

Upon Arrival

Once we arrive at your property, SERVPRO technicians can assess the damage and work on formulating a plan of action to start water removal. While it might be tempting to try to begin water extraction on your own, we have the skills, experience, and specialized tools to get the job done safely and efficiently. Additionally, black water could contain harmful elements like fuel, chemicals, and bio-waste. Because of this, it is wiser to steer clear and let our trained technicians determine the best next steps.

SERVPRO can set up our water removal equipment that may include the use of wet/dry vacuums mounted on our truck, extractors, and portable pumps that are fully submersible. After the groundwater is removed to a workable level, the SERVPRO WRT water damage restoration technicians can get started on removing any damaged drywall, floorboards, and carpeting. Thermal imaging tools are then used to ensure all moisture is gone before any new materials get installed. This process can take several days, depending on the volume of invasive water, temperature, weather, and the structure.

When you are faced with a storm that leaves water damage to your home, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South can get to work fast. Give us a call today at (714) 558-7772 to deploy a team of our technicians.

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Podemos Ayudarlo a Restaurar su Negocio en Santa Ana Despues de Daños por Agua

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Piso de baldosas rojas resbaladizas Cuando las cosas se pongan resbaladizas, estaremos allí para ayudar.

Mi Negocio Esta Bajo Agua – Incluyendo mis Documentos

Los dueños de negocios tienen mucho en que pensar. Tienen que formular un plan de negocios viable para promover la comercialización de su producto o servicio, entender el marco legal en el que trabajan y dedicar recursos para darse a conocer en la comunidad. Cuando además se agregan las funciones de mantener una oficina y su personal, los empresarios tienen mucho que hacer. Entonces que hacen cuando reciben una llamada diciéndoles que los rociadores se han disparado y empaparon toda la oficina? A quien deben llamar para contratar los servicios de remoción de agua?

Afortunadamente, si su negocio en Santa Ana es el que necesita servicios de remoción de agua, SERVPRO está aquí para ayudar.  Muy por encima de las sillas y muebles mojados, su preocupación principal es preservar los documentos que son esenciales para el funcionamiento de su negocio.  Información sobre sus clientes y financiera pueden verse en peligro, pero usted puede confiar en que nuestro equipo será metódico durante la restauración.

Cuando su emergencia incluye el agua, nuestro equipo puede sugerir un proceso de congelado al vacío para recuperar sus documentos importantes.  Aunque suene un poco complicado, nuestros técnicos en SERVPRO han sido entrenados para llevar a cabo cada uno de los pasos en este proceso. El congelado al vacío consiste en congelar sus documentos para evitar que se deterioren aun más, seguido por un cambio de temperatura abrupto que hacelera la evaporación del agua sin afectar sus papeles.  Todo este proceso ocurre en una cámara especial con elementos de calor especializados. Para culminar, aplicamos radiación para secar y desinfectar en caso de ser necesario.

Sus documentos no son lo único en su lista de restauración. Si usted también necesita que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO restaure alfombras y otros objetos personales, tan solo tiene que preguntar.  Cuando nosotros llegamos a su negocio, evaluamos el daño y hacemos recomendaciones. Juntos, desarrollamos un plan de acción enfocado en minimizar el tiempo y el dinero que su negocio pierde.  Estamos muy conscientes de su necesidad de operar normalmente lo más pronto posible.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South es su mejor recurso cuando de servicios de remoción de agua se trata.  Cuando nos llama al (714) 558-7772 nosotros nos hacemos cargo de la restauración para que usted pueda ocuparse de su negocio durante la crisis.  Juntos haremos este evento algo del pasado y dejaremos su negocio como que nada hubiera pasado.

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We Get You Back In Business In Santa Ana After Water Damage Strikes

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

A wall was cut and air movers, fans and dehumidifiers are drying up the moisture Our technicians cut the walls and set up air movers, fans and dehumidifiers where needed to remove water damage from your property.

My Business is Underwater and So Are my Documents

Business owners have a lot on their minds. They need to come up with a sound business plan to promote the commercialization of their product or service, understand the legal framework of their endeavor, and spend resources networking throughout the community. When you add to this, the tasks inherent to keeping up an office, staff, etc. entrepreneurs have their hands full. So what should they do when they get a phone call for the landlord informing them that the sprinkler system went off and soaked the whole office? Who should they call for water removal services?

Thankfully, if it is your business in Santa Ana that needs water removal services, SERVPRO is here to help. Above and beyond wet carpets and office chairs, your primary concern is preserving any documents essential to the functioning of your business. Sensitive client information or financial instruments may suddenly be in danger, but you can trust our team to be methodical in the restoration process.

When your emergency involves water, our team may choose to vacuum-freeze your documents to recover them. Even though the process sounds intimidating, our SERVPRO technicians train specifically in this method, which consists of freezing your documents to prevent deterioration, followed by a quick change in temperature that evaporates the water without damaging your papers. This whole process happens within a vacuum chamber with specific heating elements. A final radiation dose to dry and disinfect may complete the job if needed.

Documents are not the only items on our restoration list. If you also need for our SERVPRO crew to restore carpets and other personal property, all you need to do is ask. When we arrive at your business, we make a complete assessment of the water damage and make recommendations. Together, we develop an action plan focusing on minimizing your loss in terms of time and money. We understand that being able to operate as usual is essential to your success.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is your resource for water removal services. When you call us at (714) 558-7772, we take over so you can devote yourself to managing your business in this time of crisis. Hand in hand, we will make this disaster a thing of the past and leave your business, “Like it never even happened.”

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Call Our Certified Professionals At The First Signs Of Water Damage In Santa Ana

10/27/2019 (Permalink)

Our Air movers We cut the walls and set up air mover fans when moisture is found in the walls of your home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Water Damage Restoration In Santa Ana Is Best Conducted By The Professionals

If your home in the Santa Ana area ever suffers from a pipe burst, the problems created can become costly and strenuous. Even during small water damage situations, it is still wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Seeking help from professionals can help save you time and money in the long run.

During every water damage situation in Santa Ana, our SERVPRO team knows that providing quick service with immediate response is vital when attempting to reduce the chances of secondary issues arising. Prompt moisture removal can help prevent us from having to remove and replace your wet building materials and contents. If moisture gets removed from organic items in your home in less than 48 hours, we can reduce the chances of fungal development. When choosing a restoration contractor, the following things set us apart from the others.

1. Fast 24/7 Service

Our technicians are located in the area so that we can arrive immediately after you notice a moisture-related problem.

2. Professionalism

We try to exhibit quality customer service skills and professionalism from the first time you call us to the completion of the job.

3. Highly Trained Team

Our crews are all trained and approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification or IICRC program. We also have a vast amount of experience in dealing with many different moisture-related issues.

4. Standardized Procedures

When conducting restoration efforts, whether they are large or small, our team always uses the same standardized process that has been proven to be effective when working with a variety of scenarios.

5. Advanced Technology

From the first inspection process until the end of the project, our technicians utilize an array of advanced technology to detect moisture levels. We can implement items like infrared cameras to determine the overall extent of the damage and to monitor the effectiveness of our mitigation efforts.

6. Industrially Specialized Equipment

During both the extraction and applied structural drying phases, we implement specialized tools of the trade. For example, different types of extraction tools can be used on different surfaces. We can also utilize different air movers and dehumidifiers depending on your specific situation.

Restoration projects can give you a headache, but having help from the professionals can help reduce the amount of stress created by the disaster. When you call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772, we can help your mitigation project get completed as smoothly as possible.

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Wildfires Season Is Upon Us! Don't Let the Santa Ana Winds Play Havoc with Your Home and Family--SERVPRO Is Ready to Help

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

Vivid scene of blazing wildfire with an electrical tower Wildfires, Santa Ana Winds, and SERVPRO Standing By and Ready for Cleanup and Restoration

Why SERVPRO Crew Members Use PPE when Working on Residences after a Wildfire Around Santa Ana

After a disaster in the Santa Ana area, SERVPRO sends highly skilled and experienced specialists to restore houses and businesses through mitigation, remediation, and other tasks. These jobs often require that our employees don personal protective equipment, or PPE, to protect themselves from inherent hazards.

The dramatically increased risks are why SERVPRO crew members use PPE while working on homes in Santa Ana after a wildfire. These risks can come from broken glass windows that shattered and blew into the house from radiant heat. Many other risks exist, and scientists and researchers are still studying the aftermath of wildfires to determine their extent and how they can affect human health.

Many chemicals exist in the modern home, from the building materials to the contents. Appliances are now highly energy-efficient, but many also contain materials that become highly toxic when exposed to extreme external temperatures. The effects of some compounds used in appliances, furniture, electronics, and other everyday household items remain unclear. We want to protect ourselves from the unknown as we clean debris away from your home, helping you prepare to rebuild, so we wear full-body suits and respiratory gear.
 
More well-known are tree and plant resins that enter the air when the plant burns. These, as well as saps, waxes, and oils,  can cause health effects, especially respiratory-related ones. Treated lumber, plastics like PVC, and other synthetics do give off many chemical compounds that we are aware of, although we learn new information about these regularly--another reason to wear PPE.
 
Electrical hazards from downed power lines, exposed wires on functioning appliances, and those that might have their switch in the 'on' position are one reason we wear heavy gloves and special boots. These items also keep us safe as we work removing large pieces of lumber, walls, and roofing material. Heavy gloves also protect our hands from any hot spots.
 
There are other risks that residents should know about returning after a wildfire. Hot spots can re-ignite, not just burn unsuspecting people. The red powder dropped from planes is relatively non-toxic when on the skin, but can harm pets who drink tainted water., however, not all flame retardants are made the same way, so caution is advised. Smoke can linger for months after a fire of this magnitude, and respiratory equipment is often necessary. Smoke particles can be as small as 2.5 microns in size, allowing them to enter the alveoli in the lungs. Our SERVPRO team often deploys air scrubbers fitted with HEPA and charcoal filters to meet the challenges of persistent smoke and odors.
 
These are just some of the hazards SERVPRO of Santa Ana South's restoration specialists faces when cleaning up after a wildfire. Keep your family safe. Contact our emergency response team at (714) 558-7772 for our highly trained technicians – they are always ready to start restoring your property after any size disaster.
 
SERVPRO suggests the following websites for addition information.


https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smoke.index How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/afterfire.html Stay Safe After a Wildfire
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/91br023.pdf How Wood Smoke Harms Your Health

A Leaking Dishwasher Can Leave Your Santa Ana Home in Need of Water Removal Services

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Faucet water leaking Let us help when it comes to your Santa Ana water leak due to a household appliance.

SERVPRO has your best interest when your Santa Ana home has water damage.

A leaking dishwasher can be especially annoying to deal with, especially when the leak is leaving your Santa Ana home in a constant need of water removal services. The best way to indefinitely deal with this problem is to have the dishwasher fixed by a plumber, or to replace it. However, even when you do finally do make a decision about the broken dishwasher, the latest puddle still sits on your kitchen floor. 

When your home requires local Santa Ana water removal services, it is best not to wait. Leaving a pool of stagnant water on your floor for too long is practically inviting more damage into your home, such as mold damage. When it comes to water damage, always clean it up swiftly to avoid extra complications. 

Here at SERVPRO, we always work around your schedule. Day or night, whenever you need us, our doors are open. Our technicians are highly trained and always come to your aid swiftly, equipped with advanced technology to remediate the damages in your home. At SERVPRO, we always strive to be Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

When our technicians arrive within hours of your initial call, we can walk you through the remediation process. You are always kept in the loop, and our technicians can patiently answer any question you have. Our SERVPRO techs can do an initial investigation and then plan out the remediation accordingly. Once a drying plan is established, our technicians can get to work. 

We can use a few different devices to clean up the excess water, such as a wet/dry vacuum or an extraction wand. Using these devices dramatically decreases the time it takes to remove the water from your home. After the water has been taken away, our technicians can set up some drying equipment around the dishwasher. By using devices like dehumidifiers, heaters, and air blasting tubes, we can ensure that your kitchen is at its proper moisture level. 

If you find your residence needs water removal services, do not wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Santa Ana South by calling (714) 558-7772. No matter the time, we can be there for you. 

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Should I Remain in my Santa Ana Home During the Flood Damage Restoration Process?

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Drying equipment in water damaged room.  Flood cuts on drywall We made flood cuts to help dry this room. Once completely dry, we restored the room to its preloss condition.

Flood Damage in Santa Ana:  Should I Stay, or Should I Go? 

Life in Santa Ana means being vigilant of Mother Nature. As homeowners, we are increasingly mindful of weather conditions and how they might affect our daily lives. Fire, flooding, and devastating winds can all be present in our region, and being prepared is crucial. Professional restoration services in Santa Ana are readily available.  Knowing whom to call in case of emergency is the frontline defense for property owners. 

Imagine for a minute that there is flood damage to your Santa Ana home. With little or no warning, floodwaters have made their way through your doors and leaving you with a visible reminder of the occasion. Aside from the visible debris, you may not be able to see the contaminants hiding in the water. Luckily, SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) train to address situations like yours, tackling tangible and intangible threats to your home and family.  

One of the necessary steps in addressing flood damage is deciding whether to move out of your home or not. Our SERVPRO team can help frame that decision by providing alternative strategies focused on mitigating the time and money you spend as a result of the flooding. For example, our team may recommend a partial move-out if there is an area of your home where we can safely store your belongings. Ideally, we would lessen the number of times your things are handled by cleaning them before storing them in another area. However, if this delays water extraction or drying efforts, we may move all items and conduct the cleanup in the satellite spot. When floodwaters permeate porous materials such as upholstery, very often we dispose of them for your safety. This removal can also be done at this stage to facilitate the ultimate goal- drying and disinfecting your home. 

Flood damage can be overwhelming, but our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South staff is here to help. Our training and expertise come to your rescue by breaking down each of the steps necessary to restore your home. Trust us by calling (714) 558-7772 and allowing us to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

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SERVPRO Rapidly Restores Water Damaged Commercial Properties in the Santa Ana Area

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO boxtruck returning stored contents to an apt unit Move out the wet contents, Dry the Santa Ana Unit, Return the dry, clean contents--That is the SERVPRO WAY!

Water Removal Santa Ana – Sprinkler Malfunction

Here is a scenario that our team can help for restoration. A business customer called for help with a problem in one of his commercial properties. The unit had recently been renovated and was scheduled to be ready for a new tenant in a week. One of the sprinklers was damaged during renovations. The sprinkler malfunctioned at night when no one was around. The next morning, there was water everywhere on the new carpeting and one wall. He was concerned the tenant might back out.

Our SERVPRO team from Santa Ana responded to this water removal call within hours. The owner explained the urgency of the problem. He requested that everything should be done to help him prepare his unit for the tenant. Our response was rapid. We had a team along with water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers at his premises that morning.

Minimal Damage
Fortunately, when SERVPRO arrived, the sprinkler had been turned off, and there was no furniture or contents in the unit. We were able to focus on removing the water from the glued-down carpet that had no underpad using a weighted extractor. One of our team members rides on the extractor adding weight to it, which squeezes the water out of the carpet leaving little work for the dehumidifiers.

The commercial grade carpet was brand new, and there was no danger of delamination or lifting from the concrete floor. The carpet would need to have been replaced if the carpet and backing had separated. Our client appreciated our efforts to salvage this new flooring material.

Wall Damage from Water Wicking
Only one wall was affected. The owner opted to remove all of the drywall, exposing the structure. We suggestged a flood cut, only cutting out about two feet from the floor to limit the rebuild and downtime. We were able to dry the exposed structure quickly. The wall was an interior wall without insulation. The owner felt that taking our approach would enable a faster recovery with a brand new section of wall installed.

Owner Met His Deadline
SERVPRO used air movers to blow air over the wet carpet, and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from the room. The combined effort of the client, the fast response of our SERVPRO team and contractors rebuilding one wall allowed the tenant to move in on schedule.

Our team can provide a total coordinated response to restore your home or business, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 for 24/7 service. . We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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