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When Flood Damage Rolls in, Our SERVPRO Team Rolls Out To Help!

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Flood Damage Rolls in, Our SERVPRO Team Rolls Out To Help! Our team is here to help when flood disasters strikes.

How Professionals Handle Flood Damage In Santa Ana


The Santa Ana area often has high winds during the fall and winter. In fact, “Santa Ana” is the name given to these strong windstorms. The constant winds dry out vegetation and increase the risk of wildfires. Then the rainy season begins, and flash floods are possible. When previous fires clear out brush and trees, flooding can be severe. Our company can help.

Flood damage in Santa Ana might include some mudslides and lots of garbage in the water. The water coming into homes can contain a lot of dead plants and tree branches. Animals caught in the flooding can die and add their bodies to the muddy water. Homeowners need to worry about the health risks of the dirty flood water. The workers we hire know how to keep you safe from contaminated water.

SERVPRO crews carefully plan how to remove the dirty flood waters. We have pumps and water extractors on our trucks all the time. The crew leader decides how to get the water out of the lower levels of your house. Workers follow the directions. Because the water is full of dirt and bad things like viruses and bacteria, we need to pump or extract it into containers. Then the containers are disposed of by following hazardous waste rules.

We use EPA registered disinfectants to treat the areas of your house that were full of flood water. The garbage in the water can include raw sewage, food and animals, chemicals, and other things that might make you and your family sick. SERVPRO sanitizes the flooded spaces after removing the water. We then begin to dry out the property.

SERVPRO uses air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out your property. Drying out the wet spaces is important. If the wetness stays, mold can grow and damage your home. Fast action is needed because mold can begin to grow in 24 to 48 hours.

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SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has expert workers who can clean up your home after a flash flood. We take calls at (714) 558-7772 all day every day. Call right away after the flood because more damage happens the longer you wait.

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Cuando Ocurran Daños Por Inundación, Nuestro Equipo De SERVPRO Estará Allí Para Ayudarlo

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cuando Ocurran Daños Por Inundación, Nuestro Equipo  De SERVPRO Estará Allí Para Ayudarlo Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está aquí para usted cuando ocurren desastres por inundación.

Cómo Los Profesionales Manejan Los Daños Por Inundaciones en Santa Ana

El área de Santa Ana a menudo tiene fuertes vientos durante el otoño y el invierno. De hecho, "Santa Ana" recibió ese nombre por las fuertes tormentas de viento. Los vientos constantes secan la vegetación y aumentan el riesgo de incendios forestales. Y después comienza la temporada de lluvias, y hay posibilidad de inundaciones. Y cuando los incendios anteriores sacan los arbustos y los árboles, las inundaciones pueden ser severas. Nuestro equipo de técnicos puede ayudar.

El daño por inundación en Santa Ana podría incluir algunos deslizamientos de tierra y mucha basura en el agua. El agua que entra a los hogares puede contener muchas plantas muertas y ramas de árboles. Los animales también pueden quedar atrapados en la inundación, pueden morir y agregar sus cuerpos al agua fangosa. Los propietarios deben saber por los riesgos de la salud del agua sucia de la inundación. Los trabajadores que contratamos saben cómo protegerlo del agua contaminada.

Las cuadrillas de SERVPRO planean cuidadosamente cómo eliminar las aguas sucias de la inundación. Tenemos extractores de agua en nuestro camioneta todo el tiempo. El líder del equipo decide cómo sacar el agua de su casa. Los trabajadores siguen las instrucciones. Debido a que el agua está llena de suciedad y cosas malas como virus y bacterias, necesitamos extraerla en contenedores. Luego, los contenedores se desechan siguiendo las reglas de protocolo.

Utilizamos desinfectantes registrados por la EPA para tratar las áreas de su casa que estaban llenas de agua de inundación. La basura en el agua puede incluir aguas residuales crudas, alimentos y animales, productos químicos y otras cosas que podrían enfermar a usted y su familia. SERVPRO desinfecta los espacios inundados después de eliminar el agua. Y luego comenzamos a secar la propiedad.

SERVPRO usa motores de aire, calentadores y deshumidificadores para secar su propiedad. Secar los espacios húmedos es importante. Si la humedad permanece, el moho puede crecer y dañar su hogar. Se necesita una acción rápida porque el moho puede comenzar a crecer en 24 a 48 horas.

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SERVPRO de Santa Ana del Sur tiene trabajadores expertos que pueden limpiar su hogar después de una inundación repentina. Atendemos llamadas al (714) 558-7772 todo el día, todos los días. Llame de inmediato después de la inundación porque, mientras más espera, más daño ocurre.

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What to Avoid When Dealing With Mold Damage in Your Santa Ana Home

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What to Avoid When Dealing With Mold Damage in Your Santa Ana Home Mold can appear in many colors and be found on walls or the ceiling of your home. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Santa Ana Homes are Not Immune From Mold Damage Even in Our Dry Climate

It is well-known that mold requires moisture to grow, making the generally dry climate of Santa Ana seem like protection from microbial outbreaks. The interior of any home hosts numerous water sources that can leak or overflow, however, opening your home to the risk of mold damage. If you notice a musty smell or see visual evidence that mold is a problem in your home, we offer expert remediation services.

The small amount of moisture necessary to support mold damage inside your Santa Ana home can be surprising. A crack in the seal of your sink drainer or a family member’s persistent habit of failing to keep the shower curtain inside the tub can deposit enough water to start a domino effect of mold colony growth. Whatever the cause, we are ready to craft a plan to eliminate the water source and abate the mold problem.

SERVPRO mold remediation crews frequently act as microbial growth detectives. Because plumbing is often hidden behind walls and under cabinets, and modern homes feature many bathrooms, food prep areas, and water using appliances, the beginnings of mold damage can go undetected by the homeowner. Even the high humidity of a kitchen or bath can provide enough moisture for some molds to take hold if exhaust fans are not present or used. We are familiar with the many places mold can thrive and are adept at containing and removing the infestation no matter how hidden.

Our remediation crew chief evaluates the mold damage carefully before determining the areas to treat. SERVPRO follows the EPA protocols to prevent the spread of moldy residues during remediation, using physical barriers and considering the use of negative pressure air filtering equipment during the project. Our team uses personal protective equipment to ensure we do not track moldy materials into other areas of your home. We remove mold in the containment space employing a variety of scraping, scrubbing, and abrasive techniques that restore both porous and non-porous surfaces safely back preloss condition. A final application of EPA registered antimicrobial product helps prevent regrowth of mold.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has the experience, technicians, products, and equipment to remediate a mold outbreak in your home. Call us at (714) 558-7772 to set up a mold damage assessment and abatement plan.

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Why Drying Out Your Water Damaged Santa Ana Hotel Always Helps Mold Prevention Efforts

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Drying Out Your Water Damaged Santa Ana Hotel Always Helps Mold Prevention Efforts Having dry, great smelling rooms is key to having satisfied travelers recommend your hotel. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Fast Professional Water Removal Services For Your Santa Ana Hotel

You want to offer all the amenities possible for the guests enjoying your Santa Ana hotel. The pools, hot tubs, and laundry services are very much appreciated until negligence or a plumbing fail sends water flowing where it is not expected or wanted. You need a speedy and competent response from our technicians and equipment to turn a hotel water catastrophe around.

Miles of pipes make a luxurious hotel experience possible within your guest accommodations. Water removal in Santa Ana becomes necessary when a jacuzzi overflows or a pipe breaks in the hotel laundry area. If you hire a water removal firm with IICRC trained technicians and the latest in extraction equipment your guest might not even notice the catastrophe occurred.

SERVPRO arrives at every commercial water removal project with multiple submersible pumps and truck-mounted water extractors onboard our service vehicles. Stocking the necessary equipment means no delay between the assessment by our crew chief and the commencement of water removal services. Another benefit of our fully-outfitted green trucks is the availability of power generation independent of your hotel’s grid in the event the water loss requires a temporary cessation in electrical service for safety purposes.  

Our team of experts addresses a wide range of water removal challenges with a comprehensive set of remediation strategies. If wall to wall carpeting suffers damage, the SERVPRO crew uses restoration industry best practices to remove the moisture in place. We often chose to remove and replace wet padding in these cases as an inexpensive and practical approach. Weighted water extractors move across the carpeting in a deliberate and systematic pattern to pull as much water out of the fibers as possible.

We measure moisture levels with sophisticated instruments, setting a baseline for drying goals. Thermal imaging locates any hidden water in recesses or cavities. It is vital that all water exits as the damage it causes is progressive and secondary issues such as microbial growth becomes more likely with every passing day that moisture remains. Once we find, release, and remove all standing water, our skilled crew members position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the evaporation of lingering moisture.  

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has skilled technicians and is well-stocked with state of the art water removal equipment. When a water removal disaster strikes, make sure to call us at (714) 558-7772 to schedule an assessment and begin the extraction process.

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When Fire & Soot Damage Strikes Your Home, Our SERVPRO Team Strikes Back!

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire & Soot Damage Strikes Your Home, Our SERVPRO Team Strikes Back! Contact our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South team for professional fire damage restoration services.

How SERVPRO Cleans Different Kinds Of Fire Damage In Santa Ana

Fire leaves different kinds of coatings or soot on surfaces depending on what burned in your Santa Ana house. Each type of soot gets a different cleaning method. Our technicians check out all damage and match the best cleaning method to soiling. One fire site can need a variety of cleaning methods. We can handle it all.

Some soot is light and ashy in your Santa Ana home after fire damage. This kind of damage responds best to dry sponging, brushing, and often vacuuming. Using sprays or wiping this kind of damage can smear the soot and cause staining. Our crews expect this kind of damage when the fuel for the fire was quick burning items like papers.

When SERVPRO finds thick, sticky soot on surfaces that is a clue that the fire burned slowly in that area. Fabrics and electrical fires can produce slow-burning fires. The flames are almost invisible, producing a dark smoke that can spread throughout your home. Because the soot holds tightly to surfaces, we choose to use products that help break the bond. Wetting agents that loosen the soot spray on, and then we use a cloth to wipe the soot away. Sometimes we need to use a rough sponge or another tool that helps us scrape the sticky soot off a surface.

Kitchen fires make soot that coats items and surfaces with a thin, hard to remove film. The soot can be very bad smelling, too. The protein in a kitchen or grease fire is what makes the soot thin and tough to clean. We use cleaning products that dissolve the thin coating. Sponges with a scrubber can help break up the coating, especially if we used a cleaner with a grainy texture or a solvent.

Items with small parts or hard to reach areas like window shades might cleanup best after a fire in an immersion tub. We soak the items and sometimes use advanced solutions like ultrasonic treatments to loosen the soiling. Our production facility and employees can use specialized techniques on personal belongings we removed from the fire site.

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The workers and equipment at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South do a good job matching different kinds of soot to the best cleaning available. Call us at (714) 558-7772 to set up an appointment.

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No Se Desanime Con El Daño de Fuego En Su Hogar - Llame a SERVPRO!

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage No Se Desanime Con El Daño de Fuego En Su Hogar - Llame a SERVPRO! Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está aquí para ayudarlo a volver a su hogar de forma rápida y segura.

Cómo SERVPRO Limpia Diferentes Tipos De Daños De Fuego en Santa Ana

El fuego deja diferentes tipos de hollín en las superficies dependiendo de lo que haya quemado en su casa en Santa Ana. Cada tipo de hollín tiene un sistema de limpieza diferente. Nuestros técnicos chequean todos los daños y combinan el mejor método de limpieza. Un sitio de incendio puede necesitar una variedad de sistemas de limpieza. Podemos manejarlo todo.

Algunos de hollín son liviano en su casa de Santa Ana después de un fuego. Este tipo de daño responde mejor con esponjas secas, al cepillado y, a menudo, al pasar la aspiradora. Usar aerosoles o limpiar este tipo de daño puede manchar el hollín y causar manchas. Nuestros técnicos saben que este tipo de daño por fuego es causado por papeles.

Cuando SERVPRO encuentra hollín grueso y pegajoso en las superficies, es una pista de que el fuego ardió lentamente en esa área. Las telas y los fuegos eléctricos pueden producir incendios lentos. Las llamas son casi invisibles, produciendo un humo oscuro que puede extenderse por toda su casa. Usamos agentes humectantes que aflojan el hollín, y luego usamos un paño para limpiar el hollín. Algunas veces tenemos que usar una esponja áspera u otra herramienta que nos ayude a quitar el hollín pegajoso de una superficie.

Los fuegos de cocina producen hollín que cubre objetos y superficies con una capa fina y difícil de quitar. El hollín también puede oler muy mal. La proteína en un fuego de cocina o grasa es lo que hace que el hollín sea delgado y difícil de limpiar. Usamos productos de limpieza que disuelven la capa de hollín. Las esponjas con un estropajo pueden ayudar a romper la capa, especialmente si utilizamos un limpiador con una textura granulada.

Los artículos con partes pequeñas o áreas difíciles de alcanzar, como las cortinas de las ventanas, podrían limpiarse mejor después de un incendio en una bañera. Remojamos los artículos y algunas veces usamos soluciones avanzadas como tratamientos ultrasónicos para aflojar el ensuciamiento. Nuestro equipo de producción y nuestros empleados pueden usar técnicas especializadas sobre los objetos personales que sacamos de la casa dañada por fuego.

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Los trabajadores y el equipo de SERVPRO en Santa Ana South hacen un buen trabajo combinando diferentes tipos de hollín con la mejor limpieza disponible. Llámenos al (714) 558-7772 para una cita.

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Santa Ana Commercial Water Removal Success Dependent on Professional Pack Out Services

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Santa Ana Commercial Water Removal Success Dependent on Professional Pack Out Services Santa Ana Businesses Benefit from SERVPRO Pack-Out to Preserve Inventory during Water Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO Protects Inventories during Water Loss Mitigation Services

The outcome when a professional restoration company takes on a commercial water loss scenario in Santa Ana depends on dozens of decisions. The pressure is on when water intrudes into a thriving business. Customers need to feel confident that your enterprise can continue to support their needs even during restoration. At the same time, your future depends on recovery services done completely. We can help achieve the balance.

When the need for water removal rushes into your Santa Ana commercial building, you need a partner to survive the chaos and feeling of displacement. Water extraction and the structural drying that follows can be an intense set of procedures. Although most business owners resist relinquishing control, considering a pack out of at least some of your equipment, supplies, and inventory might be a stroke of genius.

SERVPRO offers business customers a professional pack out option that accomplishes the best of two worlds. We carefully inventory, protect, and pack up the contents of your business in consultation with you and your insurance carrier. This permits an unrushed evaluation of the items removed while giving our on-site technicians the freedom to concentrate on removing the water in your business efficiently and setting up the structural drying configuration to industry standards. Our technicians focus on getting the best results from our commercial grade pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, undistracted by the need to shield your inventory.

We pride ourselves on an excellent pack-out experience for our business customers. Our production facility acts as your adjunct warehouse, sheltering and securing your products. Access to items is streamlined, allowing you to satisfy your customers with emergency orders. SERVPRO also has the best production technicians in the restoration business, working on recovery of any packed-out articles damaged before moving.

The professional pack out also allows you to document any claims for your insurance company. We use a barcode and scanning system called the Contents  Claim  Inventory  Service (CCIS) that offers you peace of mind until the items are transported back to your facility. SERVPRO tracks location and condition, providing the evidence you need to feel in control during a very stressful time.

Let SERVPRO of Santa Ana South demonstrate how their premiere pack out service helps when your business copes with water removal and drying after a crisis. Call us at (714) 558-7772 to explore your options during the disruption.

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Fire Damage can Make Your Santa Ana Home a Sooty Mess

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage can Make Your Santa Ana Home a Sooty Mess Soot can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your belongings and furniture.

Soot and Fire Damage Can Wreak Havoc on Your Santa Ana House

The smoke that spreads throughout a Santa Ana home when something catches on fire can create many problems for people. A fire in your home easily and quickly damages things by burning them, but soot from the smoke ends up on everything, even if it never burned.

When you have fire damage in your Santa Ana residence, you also need to clean up the soot. It ends up everywhere and sticks to everything. Touching things in your home can leave your fingertips blackened with this substance. Some things that burn in a house can make soot that is difficult to remove. Washing with soap and water might seem to make this stickier soot spread around instead of rinse away down the drain.

SERVPRO technicians care about the families in our area and know that making your home clean and soot-free is crucial to your children's healthy growth and development. We also understand that you want the grimy, greasy soot removed from your home's furnishings as soon as possible. We use special cleaning liquids that cut through the greasiness and lift it away from surfaces.

We can get your photo frames and the glass covering your family portraits beautiful quickly. Other items in your home, like cabinets and dressers, desks and tabletops, and the different figurines and other objects you collected, can hold much soot. This aspect of fire damage can seem to never end unless a professional service steps in to help.

The cleaning crews at SERVPRO work alongside our fire damage restoration workers and other expert technicians. We remove water from fire-fighting efforts, pull out and bag up charred and blackened things, clean soot off everywhere we find it, and then make sure that we put an end to the terrible smell caused by the fire.

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SERVPRO of Santa Ana South helps clean and restore local homes after fire damage, and soot threatens their safe condition. We want families in our area to live in homes that hold no preventable dangers. Call us so we can make your home “Like it never even happened.” Our number, (714) 558-7772, is always answered, no matter when you call. 

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Daño Por Fuego Puede Hacer Que Su Hogar en Santa Ana Sea un Desastre

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Daño Por Fuego Puede Hacer Que Su Hogar en Santa Ana Sea un Desastre El hollín puede causar una gran cantidad de daño a sus pertenencias.

El Daño Del Fuego Y El Hollín Pueden Causar Destrucción En Su Casa de Santa Ana

El humo que se propaga por toda la casa de Santa Ana cuando algo se incendia puede crear muchos problemas para las personas. Un incendio en su hogar daña las cosas fácilmente y rápidamente al quemarlas, pero el hollín del humo termina en todo, incluso si nunca se quemó.

Cuando tenga daños por incendio en su residencia en Santa Ana, también deberá limpiar el hollín. Termina en todas partes y se adhiere a todo. Tocar cosas en su hogar puede dejar sus dedos ennegrecidas con esta sustancia. Algunas cosas que se queman en su casa pueden producir hollín que es difícil de eliminar. Lavando con agua y jabón puede hacer que este hollín se extienda por todo el lugar, especialmente en el drenaje.

Los técnicos de SERVPRO se preocupan por las familias en nuestra área y saben que hacer que su hogar esté limpio y sin hollín es crucial para el crecimiento y desarrollo saludable de sus hijos. También entendemos que quiere que el hollín sucio y grasiento se elimine de los muebles de su hogar lo antes posible. Usamos líquidos de limpieza especiales que eliminan la grasa.

Podemos limpiar sus fotos y el vidrio que cubre sus retratos familiares hermosos rápidamente. Otros artículos en su hogar, como gabinetes y cómodas, escritorios y mesas, y las diferentes figurillas y otros objetos que recolectó, pueden contener mucho hollín. Este aspecto del daño por fuego parece no tener fin a menos que un servicio professional intervenga para ayudarlo.

Los equipos de limpieza de SERVPRO trabajan junto con nuestros trabajadores de restauración de daños por incendio y otros técnicos expertos. Eliminamos el agua de los esfuerzos de extinción de incendios, sacamos y empacamos cosas carbonizadas y ennegrecidas, limpiamos el hollín donde sea que lo encontremos, y luego nos aseguramos de eliminar los olores causados por el fuego.

SERVPRO de Santa Ana South ayuda a limpiar y restaurar los hogares locales después de que el fuego y el daño del hollín amenaza su condición de vida. Queremos que las familias en nuestra área vivan en hogares que no tienen peligros prevenibles. Llámenos para que podamos hacer de su hogar "Como si nunca hubiera sucedido.”  Nuestro número, (714) 558-7772, siempre se responde, no importa cuándo llame.

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What to Expect if SERVPRO Recommends a Pack Out After Your Santa Ana Disaster

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What to Expect if SERVPRO Recommends a Pack Out After Your Santa Ana Disaster SERVPRO of Santa Ana South Recovers and Cleans More Personal Possession with Our Pack Out Service

The Pack Out Option for Santa Ana Damaged Properties Provides a Comprehensive Solution for Cleanup and Restoration

The nature and severity of the disaster that damaged your Santa Ana home can prompt recommendation of a full or partial pack out of your premises during remediation and restoration. We understand the feelings of loss and upheaval you experience in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Our team conducts pack outs compassionately and professionally, thoroughly accounting for your property during the process so your mind can be at ease.

Clear And Comprehensive Communication
When our company’s management team suggests protecting the contents of your Santa Ana dwelling through a pack out, we want to avoid adding layers of worry and anxiety to an already stressful situation. We communicate clearly to you why we believe a pack out plan is necessary and answer all your questions. Our employees also work closely with your insurance carrier during the procedure, providing written and digital evidence that streamlines payment of your claims for both structural and content restoration or replacement.

SERVPRO keeps you and your insurer aware of the cleaning and restoration progress of the packed out property. We consult with your and your carrier if individual items prove to be beyond 100 percent restorable. Best practices encourage our team of personal property restoration technicians to begin the recovery of wet, smoke-damaged, or otherwise compromised articles as soon as possible. We often return cleaned, deodorized, and restored furnishings and other items to our customers before the major move back event, so replacements need not be purchased or leased, even in temporary housing. Seeing and enjoying the function of your recovered possessions goes a long way toward making the disaster you endured seem “Like it never even happened.”

Documentation
You already lost your sense of security when the fire raged, the water poured, or hazardous materials invaded your home. Feeling as though you no longer have control over your possessions need not be the next emotion when you understand how we manage information about the condition and location of every item removed. SERVPRO crew members meticulously inventory and record the articles we pack out, giving you the confidence to trust our professionals with your possessions at every step.

Item Availability
SERVPRO’s tracking system permits us to find items you need prior to the move back. Each box is labeled and the contents recorded in your file, and we map out the location of each carton or other receptacle in our warehouse.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South offers cutting-edge inventory and documentation services for the contents of your house if the circumstances of the fire, water, or other emergency indicate a pack out is the best option. Call us at (714) 558-7772 to schedule an assessment and consultation as soon as possible after the disaster.

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