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SERVPRO Provides Emergency Flood Damage Cleanup in Santa Ana

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

When storms come, SERVPRO is there. We remove floodwater and debris and make it "Like it never even happened."

Need Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

Flood waters introduce many contaminants into buildings in Santa Ana, including fecal matter, bacteria, viruses, and various chemicals that have accumulated on our streets and parks. Usually, this material is washed away into storm sewers; however, major flooding carries these contaminants into our homes and business buildings. Clients should take precautions to avoid health issues caused by these contaminants.

SERVPRO can assist with emergency flood damage cleanup after flooding in Santa Ana. After a flood, microbes such as mold establish colonies in twenty-four hours or less, adding to the contamination inside your home or business. It is important to start cleaning up after a flood as quickly as possible, to avoid further contamination and secondary damage. We respond in less than four hours after your call to begin work.

We remove debris carried into your home by the floodwaters and any contents and structure that may have been damaged beyond restoration. Everything is cleaned, and all materials are dried to remove all moisture and eliminate the growth of microbes and mold.

EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants are applied to the following application methods to ensure effectiveness. Dwell time, temperatures, and PH levels are considered and used to provide effective treatment of all contents and structures. We also follow recommended procedures to protect our clients and technicians while applying these disinfectants. Mold contamination may require removing contaminated materials and effectively drying the surrounding environment.

SERVPRO services for storm damage to homes and businesses include:

  • Biohazard remediation and disinfection
  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal
  • Water damage cleanup, restoration, and repairs

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North for flood damage restoration services. We cover Santa Ana and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

Fire Damage can Make Your Santa Ana Home a Sooty Mess

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

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. 

You must clean up the soot when you have fire damage in your Santa Ana residence. 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 challenging to remove. Washing with soap and water might make this stickier soot spread around instead of rinsing away down the drain. 

SERVPRO technicians care about our area's families and know that cleaning and soot-free home 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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North helps clean and restore local homes after fire damage and soot threaten their safe condition. We want families in our area to live in homes with 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. 

Help for Water Damaged Visitor Attractions in Santa Ana

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

If the Old Courthouse Museum or other museum in Santa Ana suffers from a water damage event, the best recourse is to contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Scene With BOTH the Certified Technicians and the Equipment to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Attraction

Santa Ana is home to a wide range of museums and historic buildings maintained for the education and delight of visitors and the pride of local residents. When water harms one of these institutions, the entire community loses an essential dimension of what the city represents. Our team of disaster restoration specialists awaits your call for assistance. 

Older homes repurposed as museums and learning centers make the visitor's experience unique. Commercial water damage in Santa Ana to these local treasures is a loss to the owner and the community. Because the public visits these buildings, the city's reputation as an exciting and desired destination depends on how accessible and inviting the attractions are. The crews we dispatch understand you need a speedy resolution to water damage, preferably completed with as little disruption to the venue's operation as possible. 

Resist the temptation to wait until a slow season to complete the water removal and structural drying process. SERVPRO can devise a plan that respects your need to keep as much of the attraction in operation as possible during restoration. Waiting for risks secondary damage, including mold growth and continuing deterioration of the structural components. For example, if carpeting does not receive thorough in-place drying, including the padding and subfloor, the carpet repeatedly saturates, revisiting the water damage scenario. 

We arrive ready to assess and restore, fully stocked with multiple pumps, and extractors on our green SERVPRO service vehicles. Our IICRC-trained technicians immediately implement the plan our experienced crew chief designed. A fundamental task is moisture metering and monitoring, combined with infrared scanning that reveals hidden water caches. As water removal proceeds, the drying goals for various areas of the establishment are established based on the initial moisture levels recorded for the building materials. 

Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers move in to reduce the moisture content fast. SERVPRO technicians position the equipment to achieve the most efficacious results, seeking a balance of drier air, movement, and temperature to move liquid water out of materials into the air as vapor. The vapor is then condensed or absorbed for removal. We evaluate the situation and create smaller drying chambers constructed with vapor barriers like heavy-duty plastic sheeting. Drying proceeds faster, and unaffected or previously dried spaces are available for routine business purposes. 

Finding a reliable, professional commercial disaster company is crucial to preserving and protecting historic buildings and museums. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North has the expertise and the equipment to make it happen. Call (714) 558-7772 to set up an assessment.

Why SERVPRO Uses Advanced Equipment to Fight Mold Damage After Water Removal in Santa Ana

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

When the mold infestation has spread, you need to bring in the professionals for mold damage remediation services. Call our certified SERVPRO team.

Is Water Removal Best Left to Professionals?

When we watch television, we are empowered to try our hand at home remodeling.  Based on popular shows, careful planning and the right partner are the keys to success in maintaining all aspects of your home, from building to landscaping.  Although some projects are undoubtedly suitable for homeowners to try, there are some instances in which a professional team is essential. Water removal is one of those instances.  Regardless of how small a job may look, an incomplete water removal process can be the beginning of many future complications, which is why professional advice is crucial.

In Santa Ana, homeowners count on SERVPRO for their water removal needs.  Our team trains under industry experts to be up-to-date with the latest techniques and innovation in the field.  It is precisely our theoretical framework, along with extensive on the job experience, that makes us stand out in our field.  When our Green Fleet arrives at your home, you can rest easy knowing that the experts are there to guide you through every step of the process.

One of the dangers of an incomplete water removal job is leaving standing water in your wall cavity or under your floors.  Failure to extract these water deposits can invite mold and bacteria to your home since they flourish in humid environments.  As our SERVPRO crew goes around your home, we utilize infrared technology and hygrometers to detect water collection even when it is not apparent to the naked eye.  Along with our extraction equipment (pumps, wands, dehumidifiers, injectidry, etc.), we comb your property methodically until moisture levels reach normal readings.  

Even though SERVPRO is your best resource for water removal, homeowners still have a significant part to play.  Your most important role in protecting your property and your family is to perform routine maintenance throughout your home.  If you suddenly see a spike in water consumption, take all necessary steps to identify and control the leak, followed by a call to SERVPRO to ensure that humidity has not saturated your walls and foundations, posing a danger to the integrity of your home.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is ready to help you whether your water removal needs are big or small.  Just call us at (714) 558-7772 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

The Purpose of Air Movers for Santa Ana Water Damage

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Effective drying will help to prevent any future mold infestations from starting. Contact SERVPRO for water damage remediation. We are standing by.

Water Damage Is Dried with Air Mover Units

Drying is one of the critical elements of any water restoration project, so the right tools and approaches must be used to complete the necessary evaporation and moisture removal techniques. Air movers play a significant role in surface water removal and drying approaches.

What Are Air Movers?

Air movers are effective machines in resolving water damage to Santa Ana homes and businesses. While many believe air movers are fans, this is not entirely accurate. Our SERVPRO team's units are likened more to high-velocity blowers capable of addressing surface moisture directly with focused blasts of dry air. Machines are typically one of three styles:

  • Centrifugal - blowers with focused blasts of warm, dry air pointed at specific wall portions
  • Axial - intended for broader air distribution across affected rooms of the house
  • Low-Profile - with flood cuts and other access to structural cavities, low-profile units infuse dry air into wall systems. 

Removing Vapor Barriers

An advantage of well-placed centrifugal units is overcoming a cool air barrier that can form just above the surface of wet materials during evaporation. The presence of this barrier can slow effective drying, so the disruption and dissolving of the cool air layer above the surface are paramount.

Increasing the Production of Air Movers

Additional actions and environmental factors can help air movers and respective equipment operate more efficiently. Increasing air movers' production can relate to manipulating specific drying factors like temperature and humidity. Increasing the temperature makes evaporation faster when deploying sufficient dehumidifiers.

There are many parts to removing water from surfaces of wall assemblies, ceilings, and floors. Our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North teams appreciate the finite timeline to get cleanup and restoration started right away. We are ready to mobilize to help when disasters strike. Call now at (714) 558-7772.

How Our Specialists Handle Fire And Odor Damage In Your Santa Ana Home

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Regardless of the room that the fire damage affects, thorough remediation services are key to being once again comfortable in your space. Call 24/7.

Steps For Dealing With Fire And Odor Damage In Santa Ana Homes

In the aftereffects of a fire, it is often necessary to replace the destroyed structures and contents and clean salvageable items. Smoke, soot, odor, and the chemicals and water that firefighters use could damage the items that remain. Immediate attention helps minimize destruction.

Even if the fire happened in a single room such as the living room, soot, smoke, and odors could have traveled all over the home, affecting drapes, upholstery, carpets, clothing and other possessions. To repair and recover your Santa Ana home after fire and odor damage, you can enlist the services of SERVPRO franchise professionals. We can clean the smoke and soot from floors, ceilings, walls, furniture, and clothing, and remove the smoky odor.

The smoke smell can linger for days or weeks, and the more time it has to seep into your carpets, furniture, draperies, and walls, the harder it is to remove. One thing we do to deodorize a home is removing items that have smoke odors like upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, and stuffed animals. We also remove any debris and charred items if you and your insurance adjuster approve the removal of such materials.

Our SERVPRO odor control technician (OCT) can use vacuum cleaners or dry chemical sponges to clean any surface containing soot residues. After cleaning, we perform air scrubbing or ventilation to eliminate odor molecules from indoor air. We usually combine multiple deodorization techniques to ensure successful neutralization of odors. Sometimes, we apply odor counteractant pellets or beads to the floor to control vapor odors. In other situations, our technicians use ultra-low volume foggers to disperse deodorants into the home.

After deodorizing a home, we assess if any odors remain and if so, we perform additional odor removal procedures. Cleaning household textiles thoroughly is also critical for eliminating smoke odors. We offer cloth and textile cleaning as part of our restoration process. We can take items such as clothing, draperies, and blankets with lingering smoke odors to our facility and clean them using our Esporta wash system.

If your house has fire and odor damage, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South can help you handle it. Our experts have the equipment and expertise to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (714) 558-7772 to remediate the destruction.

Flood Damage Does Not Always Mean a Total Loss in Santa Ana

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Floodwaters bring contaminants into your home. Don't go it alone. Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO’s Detailed Flood Damage Protocols Restores Santa Ana Properties

No two flooding projects are precisely the same, so you cannot use the same methods all the time. SERVPRO is known for scalability and adaptability to ensure all of our Santa Ana customers get the results they deserve. No residential or commercial project is too large or small for our IICRC-certified crews. With a call to our customer care team, we arrive within hours with our Green Fleet stocked with all the equipment we need for floodwater mitigation and restoration services.

A lot of what is involved in handling flood damage in Santa Ana includes proper assessment, so our team has a solid plan to achieve our restoration and drying goals. With most storm flood events, we will have to address the removal of things like:

  • Standing water
  • Contaminants (chemicals, urine, feces, vermin, and other hazardous elements)
  • Silt
  • Debris
  • Waste

We get suited up with personal protective equipment (PPE) and enter to begin muck out after the assessment and inspection of the flood zone is finished. Our crew evaluates whether your contents and structural/building materials can be cleaned and restored or calls for replacement.

Basic steps to execute flood damage repair

There are many phases involved in any water-related project. However, some of the basics remain the same. For all floodwater projects, we perform:

  • Water removal services with the help of powerful pumps, extractors, drying mats, wet/dry vacuums, rovers, and more.
  • Carefully remove all debris and unsalvageable items to get disposed of according to local guidelines.
  • Meticulous structural and content drying with the help of specialized procedures, Injectidry® system, air movers, dehumidifiers, fans, and more.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North will also work with your insurance company? We not only perform flood damage restoration, but we also ensure your claim goes as smoothly as possible. Call us whenever you need us at (714) 558-7772.

How SERVPRO Removes Water from Your Santa Ana Home

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Check underneath sinks for slow leaks before they become large problems.

Water Extraction Methods for Your Santa Ana Home

There are various reasons you might have to deal with water problems in your Santa Ana home. Every now and again, storm systems, plumbing issues, and faulty appliances randomly occur after years of use. You never can tell when something like this may happen.

If you need to remove water from your Santa Ana area home, our professional staff can help. We have access to all of the tools, equipment, and resources necessary to provide you with the assistance you need. Our entire restoration staff works hard to help you get things back on track after an event occurs on your property.

SERVPRO’s certified technicians put many different types of water extraction equipment to work for you. Both truck-mounted and hand-held extraction units make removing water from upholstery, carpet, and other flooring options easier than you might expect. Extractors have three major components: the heater, pump, and vacuum system.

SERVPRO puts portable extractors to use when fitting into smaller locations or hidden areas in your home becomes necessary. They can hold anywhere from 5 to 12 gallons of cleaning solution and wastewater. With a vacuum lift capacity only slightly smaller than truck-mounted units, these portable extractors make quick work of heavily doused, hard-to-reach areas.

SERVPRO uses truck-mounted extractors with a much larger 100+ gallon tank to remove more significant amounts of standing water. Areas of your home, such as your basement or crawlspace, can accumulate over 2” of water. These massive machines and submersible pumps are critical to restoring your home faster and more efficiently.

Our technicians are a part of the local community and strive to deliver quality services you can trust. Our technicians respond to your call immediately, 24/7, and help you make quick, informed decisions that drastically change the outcome of your restoration.

When you are searching for help with water removal problems in your home, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South. Our team of highly trained professionals is proud to provide you with the environmental emergency services you deserve. Our job is to focus on making your house feel like a home again. Call us 24/7, 365 days a year, at (714) 558-7222 for immediate assistance.

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

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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, 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 IICRC trained techs follow 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 using a variety of scraping, scrubbing, and abrasive techniques that restore both porous and non-porous surfaces safely back to the preloss condition. A final application of EPA registered antimicrobial product helps prevent the 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.

What Slows Fire Damage Restoration in Santa Ana Homes?

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 for fast and efficient service.

Several Factors Can Impact Fire Damage Restoration in Santa Ana

When fires impact your home or business, the effects can rapidly overwhelm the structure. Even with the fast and reliable response of SERVPRO professionals, it is still likely that the loss will affect multiple areas of the house. However, certain elements and conditions can slow down this restoration and recovery process.

The Temperature of the Structure

One of the critical factors that help to ensure the most efficient cleanup and fire damage restoration in Santa Ana homes is the structure's temperature. Heat makes all chemical processes happen faster, from drying to cleaning. Cooler temperatures in the household after extinguishment can slow the effectiveness of cleaning efforts.

Water Damage 

The presence and influence of water are other factors sure to slow the progress of cleaning a home after a fire loss. The extinguishment process is often enough to leave widespread water damage for restoration professionals to contend with, which can happen in many forms:

  • Standing water
  • Moist surfaces
  • Trapped water in cavities
  • Saturated flooring materials

Structural Obstacles

The condition of the structure is another consideration for responding technicians. Failures to address structural weaknesses or artificial barriers from bulk materials heaped throughout the property slow the response of SERVPRO professionals to the affected areas to set up mitigation equipment and tools.

Higher Restoration/Replacement Ratio

Hundreds of decisions get made when professionals work to restore a home after fire damages. Often, these choices weigh a difference between restoration costs versus replacement. With high-end, salvageable building materials, it is often more cost-efficient to recover these materials rather than discarding and replacing them – but this process takes longer in many scenarios.

After a fire, many look to the experience and fast response times of our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North teams to help. We have a growing roster of FSRT-Certified technicians to help when you call (714) 558-7772.

Let SERVPRO Calm The Chaos In Your Santa Ana Home

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

We will restore your home after you experience flood damage so you and your belongings will be safe. Call us 24/7 we are here to help you.

Time is of the Essence When There is Flood Damage to Your Home in Santa Ana

Natural disasters such as floods are fraught with chaos and uncertainty about what is to come. Even when there is a warning of what might occur, the reality is often worse than you could imagine, and quick action is crucial. When a whole community is affected by the disaster, the crisis escalates, and protecting your home is even more difficult. Knowing who to call when there is an emergency is your first line of defense.

If there is flood damage to your home in Santa Ana, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO. Our response team is available 24/7, so it can promptly react to your emergency and begin the restoration process. Even though extracting water is a top priority, so is preventing any subsequent damage, such as mold or a weakened structure. Our certified technicians can help tackle immediate needs and anticipate future complications.

Of immediate concern when there is flooding is addressing the contamination coming from black water. Any organisms living in those waters must be quickly eradicated from your home. Porous materials such as upholstery and carpeting are removed, which helps control any unwanted spread of bacteria and speed up the drying process. Our SERVPRO team is trained to handle these materials safely and efficiently.

Aside from extracting water from your home, our Green Fleet also concentrates on disinfecting surfaces such as tile and grout. We use material-specific substances to remove harmful bacteria and work with you to coordinate with any contractors that need to perform further repairs. As we move through your home, we work to prevent problems such as mold, which is a by-product of excess moisture.

Our experienced team has the training to assess the extent of the damage to your property, even those issues that have yet to come to light. This evaluation can prove invaluable when you address the event with your insurance company. We are happy to provide any information you might need to file a complete and accurate claim.

When your Santa Ana home is the victim of flood damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 for help. The quicker you enlist our help, the faster we can leave your home. “Like it never even happened.”

Say Goodbye To Mold In Santa Ana South

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is unsafe for you and your family, call the experts for removal today.

Conscientious Content Pack Out -- Why SERVPRO Of Santa Ana South Is A Restoration Industry Leader

Whether your challenge is the soot and charring after a fire, the water damage after a flood or plumbing failure, or the discovery of significant mold damage, there is no question that you need the aid of a professional restoration company after these disasters. The devastation caused to structures and building materials is overwhelming, but the possibility of losing personal possessions to ruin is heartbreaking. Our pack-out service takes that concern out of contention. 

Moving the contents of your Santa Ana South property out of the mold-damaged premises accelerates the process of making it “Like it never even happened.” Packing up the photographs and artwork; books and documents; electronics and media; furnishings, linens, and clothing; and household and personal goods clear your home so structural restoration completes more quickly. The packed-out articles receive the specialized restoration attention needed to return them to their previous function, cleaned, dried, and refreshed. 

We use a precise procedure to inventory and track your possessions when moving them to our secure, climate-controlled production facility. Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) is why SERVPRO promises an accurate listing of your possessions. Our system has the options of digitally photographing, listing, or tagging items with bar-coded stickers, allowing us to monitor inappropriate ways their locations and each step taken toward their restoration. 

The production facility features a broad range of cleaning, drying, and deodorizing equipment, with dedicated technicians training in IICRC restoration strategies. Our experts evaluate the condition of each item, documenting the restoration plan article by article. This attention to detail is why SERVPRO effectively supports claims for recovery or replacement with your insurance company. Technicians match damaged items with the equipment and techniques known to restore the particular materials involved.

Other technicians complete the restoration of your home’s structure, readying it for the return of the packed-out contents. We use the same CCIS procedures to load and transport the now-recovered items back, carefully checking each piece against the original inventory -- paper or digitally memorialized. Our reliability when packing out, restoring, and returning contents explains why SERVPRO is our community’s disaster mitigation industry leader. 

Count on SERVPRO of Santa Ana South when your disaster restoration needs include premium pack-out services. Call (714) 558-7772 for an expert assessment of both structural and content recovery requirements.

Misuse Of Your Santa Ana Electrical System Can Lead to Fire Damages

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Do Not Overload Circuits--An Electrical Fire Can Burn Down Your Santa Ana Home

Need Help with a Fire Cleanup in Santa Ana? Call SERVPRO for Help

Most homeowners in the Santa Ana area are actively aware of the risks of fires occurring in their homes. While many precautions are taken, hazards persist in typical homes. One such consistent danger is that homeowners are not familiar with their electrical systems. 

While many residents of the area might understand the use of electrical outlets in their home, a failure to appreciate the sensitive nature of this wiring can lead to strains on the wiring which can spark and cause disasters. To avoid these kinds of fire damages in your Santa Ana home, here are some things that you need to know about your electrical systems. 

Too often, our SERVPRO technicians have encountered faulty wiring situations throughout the fire restoration work that we do for the area. Sometimes, this results from the homeowner seeking to do their electrical work. Other times, aging lines that needed replacing became overworked and ignited. Avoid an overload of the wiring with a simple inspection of the lines by a certified professional.

Many homeowners often disregard the warning from three-pronged devices and appliances and use them in two-pronged (ungrounded) outlets. While this might go without incident for some time, a slight break in the power or surge through this outlet can overload both the outlet itself and the appliance wired into it. Either or both of these sources could then ignite, leading to the need for fire restoration work by our SERVPRO professionals, along with a broken appliance. 

No homeowner wants to contend with fire damages in their home, but many of these circumstances can get avoided with preventive measures and education about your electrical system. If you have already experienced an electrical fire in your home, give our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South technicians a call today at (714) 558-7772. 

Hardest Materials to Clean in Santa Ana Homes After Soot Damage

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Upholstered items are particularly susceptible to smoke and soot damage.

A Few Common Structural Elements Make Fire and Smoke Cleanup in Santa Ana a Challenge

Certain materials in your home are more sensitive to fire and smoke damage than others. Addressing these areas first can help minimize the need for a tear-out and reconstruction when fire restoration is underway. The process usually begins with the removal of fire debris like: 

  • Soot
  • Smoke
  • Ash
  • Bulk materials
  • Wet or fire-damaged contents

Removing Soot Damage from Carpets 

Fire and smoke cleanup in Santa Ana homes and businesses begins with addressing pressing concerns to soft materials and sensitive areas where soot and smoke residues can become destructive. Carpets are susceptible to staining and marring, so we provide thorough deep cleaning solutions like hot water extraction to remove soot solids when possible from these fibers. 

Dry and Wet Smoke Damage on Drywall

The type of smoke damage can impact the necessary cleaning strategy. Wet smoke damage is among the more challenging to remove, as this requires a solvent to dissolve thick residues and pull these particles away from other underlying substrates. Even dry smoke on drywall can be a challenge, as this requires special equipment like our chemical sponge to remove soils from the surfaces to prevent any needed reconstruction ideally. 

Fabrics and Upholstery Damage

There are many soft materials in your home that can be damaged by fire and smoke. From drapes along your windows to the material used in couches and chairs in living spaces, these are absorbent and highly sensitive. Our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)-Certified technicians can help clean and restore these materials after smoke damage like soot deposits or trapped odors. 

Fires can produce many smoke solids and aerosolized destructive particles that adversely impact the home. Certain materials are more prone to this damage than others, so our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South team works to rapidly clean and restore these susceptible points as fast as possible. Give our professionals a call today at (714) 558-7772. 

Never Worry About Mold Again with Help from Our Professional Remediation Team In Santa Ana

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Working with a professional can help deal a decisive blow to mold proliferation in your property.

How To Deal An Effective Blow To Mold Damage In Santa Ana

Mold problems go beyond the simple signs like a musty smell and stained surfaces. If the colonies are left to reproduce unabated, they can break down the structural integrity of the affected material. Breakdown happens because mold consumes materials such as wood or fabric as food to fuel its growth. Knowing this, you should take immediate remedial action when you notice early signs in your Santa Ana home.

Most cases of severe mold damage in Santa Ana can be attributed to laxity on the part of the property owner. Alternatively, a lack of proper knowledge can lead to extreme proliferation even after taking immediate action. For instance, using bleach to counter growth only fuels it because of the extra moisture introduced in the affected area. Calling an AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician helps you avoid such mistakes because they follow best practices when choosing a method to deal with mold.

By the time you discover the early signs of mold infestation, there is a likelihood that the colonies have spread in hidden areas such as wall cavities or hard-to-reach areas such as underneath sinks and other plumbing installations. A thorough inspection of the affected property is necessary to establish the true extent of the problem. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches, including thermal, to inspect all problem areas in your property. Even with no mold, the cameras can help establish moisture issues that could lead to future growth.

The effect of mold on different materials varies. The hyphae grow deep into the material in porous materials, so it is hard to eliminate them through cleaning. In such circumstances, the best approach is to discard the affected items. Our SERVPRO crew uses different methods to clean nonporous materials, including HEPA vacuuming them to eliminate loose fragments of the mold colonies and damp wiping with a professional antimicrobial solution to kill spores.

Working with a professional can help deal a decisive blow to mold proliferation in your property. Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South to help. You can reach us at (714) 558-7772 every day. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

SERVPRO Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup - Santa Ana

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North rapid response team is available 24/7! “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

Need Help - Fire and Smoke Damage to Commercial Buildings in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

Commercial fires in buildings in Santa Ana can introduce a variety of smoke residues and odors, which must be removed before repair or reconstruction can begin. Fire suppression systems combined with the efforts of the fire department to control the fire can cause extensive secondary damage to contents and structures. Commercial business owners from every industry all have one thing in common. They want to return to normal business operation as soon as possible.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire and smoke damage cleanup, restoration, and repair services to Santa Ana business clients. Our team is available 24/7 and can be onsite in less than four hours from your call. As soon as the fire department provides the all-clear, we can begin work to remove charred materials and clean and remove all smoke residues and odors from porous and non-porous materials.

Our fast response also aims to mitigate secondary damage from mold colonies forming in as little as 24 hours, corrosion of materials susceptible to water and chemicals, and damage caused to porous materials such as drywall and compressed wood products. Minimizing secondary damage helps return your business to full operations quickly.

Need reconstruction of damaged structures? SERVPRO can coordinate the tradespeople needed to rebuild your premises and save you time finding and coordinating contractors. We cover many different specialties, including electricians, flooring, painting and emergency power, and more. Our temporary warehouse space has helped many customers with their storage requirements for finished and unfinished goods, furniture, and business materials.

SERVPRO fire damage cleanup services include:

  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Clean Up
  • Water Clean Up and Damage Repairs

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

SERVPRO Storm Damage Clean Up of Santa Ana Homes & Businesses

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The first step to resolving storm damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO.

Need Storm Damage Restoration and Clean up in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

High winds during storms can dislodge tiles and shingles from the roof of your home in Santa Ana, letting in rain and dust causing further damage to your home. Palm branches and palm trees can come crashing down on the roof or smash into windows allowing water and blowing dust to cover all of your contents. The clean-up after a storm can be a time-consuming challenge.

SERVPRO assists clients in Santa Ana with repairs to their homes and businesses from storm damage. We remove debris from your roof and yards and provide a temporary emergency covering of the roof to prevent further water penetration and rodents and birds from entering the attic. We board up broken windows until repairs are completed.

Many storms arrive with high winds, blowing dust through broken windows in addition to rainwater entering your home. SERVPRO removes the water and cleans all surfaces and contents, removing dust and grit that may have entered the building. We wash everything with detergent and water. Your contents are cleaned and then stored in a staging area until returned to their regular place in your home.

Once the home and all of the storm damage has been repaired, the moisture, dust, and grit have been removed from inside the home; there are several additional actions many homeowners may want to consider:

  • Replace all dust filters on furnaces and AC units. Replace the filters at least monthly to reduce the dust in your home
  • Wash the exterior of windows and screens with soap and water
  • Wash the dust off of patios and sidewalks to avoid tracking dust into the home
  • Clean all exterior walls of dust, especially around air intake vents

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Mitigation and Repair in Santa Ana

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Don't let water take control of your property. Call SERVPRO today!

What Water Damage Mitigation Steps Can Residents in Santa Ana Take to Reduce Damage?

Plumbing leaks are among the most common water damage situations homeowners experience in Santa Ana. While residents are at work or on vacation, a water line ruptures and pours hundreds of gallons of water into the home. The leaking water spreads to all areas of the house, inside walls, and to other floors if the main water line is not quickly shut off. Quick action by homeowners and SERVPRO can mitigate the damage caused by the leak.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation and repair services in Santa Ana and surrounding regions. Our experience has shown that the homeowner's contents and structure can be saved if water mitigation efforts are applied quickly. Removing pooling water, vacuuming water from cavities, and drying the home using air movers and dehumidifiers to rapidly lower humidity levels can prevent permanent damage to many porous materials.

While SERVPRO responds in less than four hours from your call, homeowners can begin mitigating the potential damage by:

  • Mopping and blotting excess water
  • Activate AC systems to add additional drying capacity
  • Remove colored materials from floors and fabrics to prevent color leaching
  • Remove loose contents from the floor and move valuable items to a dry area
  • Avoid using electrical devices of any kind in the area where water is present.

Many plumbing leaks occur while folks are away from home for extended periods. Water leak prevention steps in these situations also include:

  • Shut the main water valve controlling water to your house off while away
  • Have a neighbor check your home to make sure it is secure and dry
  • If irrigation is required, arrange for separate water feeds independent of the home's internal system

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

Regulating Soot Threats in Santa Ana Warehouses

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Regardless of the type of damage in your business, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is ready to jump into the damage.

Post-fire effects can severely damage or ruin stocked inventory in Santa Ana facilities.

Warehouses and manufacturing facilities are plentiful throughout the city and its surrounding areas. When situations like fire damages threaten these structures, it is up to our experienced team of restorers to help. The rapid response of our SERVPRO team ensures that we can help protect contents and wares at risk of severe damage.  

Relocating At-Risk Items

One of the earliest forms of fire damage mitigation for Santa Ana warehouses is to relocate these items to a safe place in the building or load them onto production trucks in our Green Fleet and store them at our SERVPRO headquarters.

Off-Site Recovery Solutions

Between the surface soot damage and other effects like harsh malodors, off-site restoration and cleanup at our SERVPRO facility are often among the best options. The size of our building can accommodate a large collection of relocated items, inventoried and cataloged for quick access by the customer when necessary.  

Cleaning Surfaces in the Building

Even with much of the inventory and wares taken care of, our SERVPRO team must still clean up the structure. Walls, floors, and high ceilings can all be coated with thick smoke residues. We inspect the grounds thoroughly to decide on the most efficient and effective restoration and recovery solutions. The choice in approach to clean smoke residues has much to do with their composition. We can offer:

  • Wet cleaning with solvents
  • Dry cleaning with chem sponges
  • Abrasive cleaning with media blasting machines
  • Man-lifts and scaffolding where needed

Fires encompass some of the most destructive sequences that commercial properties like warehouses are ever likely to experience. Because of how fast combustion can create volatile compounds and carcinogens like soot, cleaning should begin as soon as possible. Our experienced SERVPRO of Santa Ana South team is ready to mitigate fire losses when you call (714) 558-7772.

Water Damage Potentially The Most Destructive Loss To Your Santa Ana Restaurant

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Dealing with fire and water damage at the same time is hard. Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South we are prepared for the challenge.

SERVPRO Provides Many Restaurants in Santa Ana Fast Water Removal to Mitigate Damages

When businesses in Santa Ana plan for a disaster the focus might be on fire or wind damage, over even a cyber attack. In fact, one of the most destructive events that your company can endure is damage from water incursion. Water damage has many facets and ways that it presents, but we have the trained technicians and specialized equipment to handle any problem that comes your way.

After a small kitchen fire in your Santa Ana restaurant blazed, the extent of the water damage shocked you and your staff. Your kitchen team responded quickly to the fire, but the sprinkler system kicked in, flooding the dining area. Then there is the mess from the powdered layer in the kitchen. When we respond, we have a plan for the fire residues but expect us to concentrate first on the water damage.

Water damage abatement is first in line during SERVPRO’s restoration or safety, and the proclivity moisture has for encouraging secondary damage such as mold growth. Slip and fall injuries due to standing water or even puddling, according to the National Safety Council, cost U.S. businesses over $70 billion in medical expenses and workers’ compensation per year. In your restaurant, you also expose customers to the risk and everyone to the possibility of electric shock.

If water damage remains unmediated for 24 to 48 hours, mold growth is a significant danger. Adding water to the mold spores always present in an interior gives microbial colonies they needed to multiply. The food, paper products, wood, and cellulose-based wallboard that is everywhere in your space provide nourishing surfaces for mold to grow. If SERVPRO is on the site immediately, we emphasize removing the water and drying out these elements before mold spores get a chance to germinate and spread.

Water also crumbles drywall, soaks insulation, and causes wood floors to warp and buckle. Speedy action by our SERVPRO employees halts the deterioration and can save that gorgeous polished hardwood you chose for the warm and friendly ambiance in your restaurant. We use pumps and extractors always loaded on our service vehicles to evacuate the water fast, often before the building materials are damaged past the point of no return.

We are a full-service disaster restoration firm, so our crew begins the fire damage repair as soon as we have a firm grasp on the water recovery. SERVPRO considers water and fire damage to be our core services, and you can rely on our training and experience to provide high-quality assistance for the full spectrum of tasks you need to be completed to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South inspires confidence in our water damage clients because of our employees’ experience and certifications. Contact us at (714) 558-7772 to start the process of restoration from all damage your business suffers.

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

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South will roll right in with the storm to assist you with flood damage.

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 floodwater. The workers we hire know how to keep you safe from contaminated water.

SERVPRO crews carefully plan how to remove the dirty floodwaters. We have pumps and water extractors on our trucks at all times. 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 floodwater. The garbage in the water can include raw sewage, food and animals, chemicals, and other things that could be dangerous. 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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

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.

Where Can Homeowners Get Assistance with Water Removal in Santa Ana?

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Luckily, SERVPRO has the devices to spot water leaks inside the walls of your Santa Ana home for a quick cleanup and restoration

They Can Hire SERVPRO to Perform Water Removal in their Santa Ana Homes

Water intrusion incidents are a common disaster that homeowners face. Stagnant water or moisture can lead to structural damage. Saving time is vital to mitigate the risk of secondary damage.

SERVPRO can perform water removal in your Santa Ana residence within a short time to prevent further damage to structures and contents. The water removal process usually involves insurance adjusters, water extraction, controlled demolition, and rebuilding of affected materials. The steps we can take to restore your home include:

  • Determining the scope of water damage and containing the affected areas.
  • Demolition and removal of affected materials.
  • Water removal and drying
  • Rebuilding

Determining the scope to water intrusion and containing affected areas

Water can spread and find its way into many surfaces, floors, walls, and other regions. Often, technicians cannot see it with their naked eyes. Our SERVPRO technicians can use infrared cameras to identify all the affected areas. These cameras display how water traveled throughout a structure and indicate moisture that may never have been discovered. Leaks can be sneaky and difficult to find.

Demolishing and removing affected materials

Depending on the severity of water damage, it may be necessary to demolish some materials like subfloor, drywall, and flooring from the affected area. This helps salvage the substructures and framing to prevent mold and bacterial infection.

Water removal and drying 

Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can extract the standing water using wet/dry vacuums. These devices deal with liquid spills, dust, and dirt. Wet/dry vacuums typically use a two-bucket system, separating the solids from liquids in two different chambers. Most models also have a blower function that rapidly expels air to widen the device’s potential, including pushing/blowing debris into piles ready for disposal. We can dry your property using air moving and dehumidifying equipment.


Our SERVPRO team has specialties in different niches of construction. We can repair any affected building materials to restore the affected areas to your satisfaction and specification.

When you need water removal services, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Which Firm Can Homeowners Hire to Perform Water Damage Restoration in Santa Ana?

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SERVPRO can detect, remove water and repair the water damage to Santa Ana properties--from ceilings to basements

SERVPRO Is a Leading Water Damage Repair Company in Santa Ana

If you have had water damage in your home, a water damage repair project is necessary. From the moment you notice a water intrusion incident, speed is essential for resolving the issue to prevent secondary damage to the property. When you hire SERVPRO, we can inspect your home to determine the work needed and begin the cleanup process right away.

The work required to perform water damage restoration in affected Santa Ana homes depends on the amount of water that has escaped and the severity of the destruction. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can use non-penetrating moisture detection devices to evaluate the destruction. These are small handheld tools that identify water damage around surfaces like flooring, trim, and drywall, among others.

Why moisture detection tools are vital

They are useful because they enable our technicians to determine where to concentrate our water removal efforts. At the end of the job, we inspect the area to ensure that all the moisture is gone. Non-penetrating moisture meters have electromagnetic sensors, which determine the location of the moisture that is leading to structural damage. They also tell how much moisture is present. They are effective for measuring moisture on a material’s surface. Our SERVPRO team can repair your home by doing the following:

  • Water extraction
  • Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Odor removal

Removing any standing water is a vital stage in water damage repair. Our SERVPRO team performs this job using portable pumps. After removing the water, we dry out the affected area using equipment designed to circulate air through a home. When drying the property, our restoration team periodically assesses how the drying process takes place and adjusts the equipment if necessary.

After a water intrusion incident, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North is ready to help you bring things back to normal. Call us any time at (714) 558-7772.

How Can Property Owners Perform Commercial Fire Cleanup in Santa Ana?

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SERVPRO can pack-out fire damaged document files for cleaning at our facility saving our Santa Ana client's commercial records

They Should Hire SERVPRO to Handle Commercial Fire Repair in Santa Ana

In commercial facilities, the risk of a fire is high because of loose wires, defective electrics, or faulty equipment that can cause sparks or overheat. The damage a fire causes can be devastating to any business. At SERVPRO, we have a specialized and well-trained team ready to handle the damage. We can help you get back into business since we understand how essential it is to protect your investment.

We can perform proper commercial fire cleanup in your Santa Ana property using our advanced equipment. The extent of fire damage, whether structural or aesthetic, determines the amount of work that our technicians must perform to restore a business space to its normal condition. Safety and the proper procedures are priorities for SERVPRO’s Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT).

The fire restoration services we offer

To restore your commercial facility, our technicians can conduct the following activities:

  • Removing debris
  • Ventilating the building to draw out soot and dust from the air.
  • Thermal fogging to eliminate odors
  • Full reconstruction

Performing cleaning during fire damage restoration means eliminating smoke residues and deodorizing smoke smells. Our SERVPRO team can loosen soils from affected surfaces using four actions, namely:

  • Mechanical action
  • Lubrication
  • Suspension and dispersion
  • Chemical action

When smoke residues adhere to surfaces, we use mechanical action as the first step in pre-cleaning dry and non-greasy residues from surfaces before applying solvent-based or water-based cleaning products.

To remove airborne particles, gases, and odors from the air, our SERVPRO restorers can use air scrubbers. These devices draw dirty indoor air through a series of filters to capture odors, gases, and particles. They then exhaust clean air back in the property. HEPA filters can capture particles that are as small as 0.3 microns.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North can help you recover from commercial fire damage. Call us any time at (714) 558-7772. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Contacting SERVPRO is Always a Great Idea for Commercial Water Damage in Santa Ana

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When your commercial property in Santa Ana is underwater, call SERVPRO for extraction--we can get you dry

Elaborate Steps Help During Commercial Water Removal from a Santa Ana Warehouse

A smoldering fire in a Santa Ana warehouse triggered the fire suppression sprinklers spreading water all over the premises. Although it helped stop the fire immediately, the action was overkill since the system released too much water. When our SERVPRO team arrived at the site, we realized it would take several steps to remove the water, restoring normalcy.

Pumping out the water

Water removal from the Santa Ana warehouse was more complicated than expected. The large flat surface concealed the amount of water spilled since the standing water did not form deep pools. Our SERVPRO crew had prepared for such an eventuality by bringing several water extraction units to the damaged site. The truck-mounted extractors provided sufficient lift capacity to handle the wet-vacuuming process needed to extract all the surface water from the premises.

Disposing of the water

Although the water that spilled was from a clean supply line, it was exposed to different materials and chemicals within the warehouse. Disposing of such water in the open or through flood drains would have posed some contamination risks. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained on the best ways to dispose of water, including evacuating it to a wastewater treatment facility. At the warehouse, we found a treated sewer line, which served the purpose effectively.

Drying moisture

Removing moisture from materials and the air in a vast space like a warehouse takes the right skills and enough drying resources. We brought a trailered desiccant dehumidifier to handle the drying process. We also set up a DX, Direct Expansion Unit, to pre-cool the air entering the desiccant dehumidifier, improving the efficiency of the drying process further. We also had to monitor the process to ensure we attained optimum moisture levels. Desiccant dehumidifiers can lower humidity levels below standard, leading to damages in materials such as wood, which can crack when too dry.

Water removal takes elaborate steps to achieve the intended goal. Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South| SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 to help with removal at your property. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When You Want Speedy Water Restoration Results, Call SERVPRO

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Rely on SERVPRO of Santa Ana South to keep your doors open after water damage to your business. Highly Qualified team

Fast Water Removal After Flooding in Your Santa Ana Home

With emergencies that affect your Santa Ana home, you need assurance that the right professionals can respond quickly to the situation to protect the structure and your belongings from significant damages. Our team of technicians offers a 24-hour response to all manner of circumstances that threaten your property. With flooding, the timeline is condensed dramatically, posing substantial threats to construction materials and the contents of your house without the appropriate mitigation techniques.

From the moment that flood damages begin within your Santa Ana home, the first call that a homeowner should make is to our SERVPRO rapid response team. The moment that construction materials get exposed to the floodwaters, they begin to saturate. The longer this situation persists, the worse this saturation becomes until materials like drywall swell and bloat within 24 hours of direct exposure.

With the moisture present throughout the affected areas of your home, even those without constant contact with the excess floodwaters on the flooring, you run the risks of allowing mold growth on the property. Our SERVPRO mitigation team can respond quickly to your initial call and utilize our extensive training to obtain our IICRC certifications to protect your home as efficiently as possible.

Our truck-mounted pumps within our Green Fleet can extract water from flood-damaged properties at a rate of 300 psi. This fast extraction can help our technicians get to the critical drying stage fast. We use advanced technology like thermal imagery cameras to determine the presence of moisture pockets through materials and inaccessible areas to direct our drying equipment to the right locations for the fastest possible moisture removal.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Flooding within your home can be a traumatic experience that leaves a homeowner unclear of how to clean up the mess and return their home to its original condition. Our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North is a wise choice to help you overcome these hurdles because of our extensive training, fast response times, and advanced equipment. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (714) 558-7772.

Why Is a Pack Out Recommended During Santa Ana Fire Damage Restoration?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Significantly fire damaged homes in Santa Ana are viable candidates for content pack-out for cleaning and clearing area for the demolition

SERVPRO suggests moving out some or all contents to streamline structural fire and smoke remediation and to restore personal possessions in Santa Ana

A full or partial pack-out can tame the chaos during fire damage restoration in Santa Ana homes, managing your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. A pack-out might seem disruptive, but SERVPRO promises to make the process organized and productive through the use of our innovative Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS).

How Does a Santa Ana Post-Fire Damage Pack Out Benefit the Homeowner?

Dedicated SERVPRO crews manage and inventory a pack out using a combination of traditional lists, barcoding, and digital photography and videos. Homeowners can be confident that the contents of their fire-ravaged home get the attention needed to bring them back to the function and appearance enjoyed before the emergency. Rather than becoming one more set of obstacles preventing efficient house fire clean-up, your property is evaluated, organized, processed, restored, and secured. At the same time, other SERVPRO crews are free to complete water and fire damage restorations inside your dwelling.

Does a Pack Out Help with Insurance Claims?

Because we can document the condition of each item and assign specially trained technicians to mitigate and remediate smoke and soot damage, claims for SERVPRO fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup are more straightforward to document. If our team cannot restore some items, we can show how our best practices did not result in the outcomes needed proving that insurance should pay to replace some of your possessions.

What Kinds of Specialized Smoke Damage and Fire Restoration Interventions are Available at SERVPRO Production Facilities?

SERVPRO production facility technicians have the use of tools and equipment such as:

  • Freeze drying equipment for papers and pictures waterlogged during firefighting efforts
  • Immersion and ultrasonic tubs to soak and dislodge deeply embedded soot on non-porous items
  • Industrial laundry facilities for clothing and decor
  • Containment areas for enhanced cleaning, drying, and deodorizing and the equipment to perform these tasks
  • Climate controlled storage

Check out the pack-out opportunities possible from SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North during fire damage restoration. Reach us round the clock, 365 days a year at (714) 558-7772.

Need Water Removal and Damage Remediation in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have all the necessary training and experience for any size water damage restoration service needed for your home.

Water Damage Repair in Santa Ana is SERVPRO’s Top Priority

Removing excess water after a water leak can prevent a great deal of secondary damage in Santa Ana homes, especially if it is completed quickly before the water has a chance to penetrate porous wood products. Many kitchen cupboards are constructed from compressed wood particles with an overlay veneer. Once the compressed wood particles absorb moisture, they swell and become permanently damaged. Even plywood subfloors can swell and expand if exposed to water too long, causing cracks in tile floors.

SERVPRO provides water removal services to Santa Ana homes and surrounding areas. Our response time objective is to be at your home in less than four hours to help you manage water leak emergencies and minimize the damage. We can immediately begin vacuuming excess water and drying structural components before the water has a chance to cause permanent damage. For example, we use hardwood floor drying mats to remove excess water before the hardwood absorbs moisture and begins to buckle.

We also use specialized equipment to reach small spaces under cupboards to remove water and dry the area. If we can prevent moisture absorption, we can prevent further damage, reduce the recovery time after a leak and significantly reduce the water damage repair costs.

Our team of professionals at SERVPRO provides:

Note that our reconstruction services include in-house contractors that can bridge the time gap between water removal-drying and restoration of your home or business, reducing the time to recover from a water leak event.

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North for water removal in Santa Ana and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

Need Mold Damage Remediation in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every size of disaster. Call now!

SERVPRO Provides Mold Damage Remediation in Santa Ana

Somewhere in a dark warm corner of your home in Santa Ana or business where there is enough moisture, a mold colony is growing, creating a strong musky odor that is noticeable throughout your home. Mold can cause health effects in many people if it is not removed. Once the colony begins to grow, spores can spread quickly to other areas of the home.

SERVPRO provides mold damage remediation to homes and businesses in Santa Ana. We urge clients to call us as soon as they notice mold infestations to avoid and control the spreading of the colony. Long-term infestations can also penetrate structural components and damage them beyond repair. The first step is to find and remove the source of the moisture to prevent future mold infestations. Whether it is a slow water leak or poor air circulation, mold will return unless the source is removed.

In addition to carefully removing a mold infestation, our applied Microbial Remediation Technicians use containment protocols to control and avoid dispersing mold and spores into other areas of the building. We create negative pressure rooms to ensure that the mold spores are not distributed to the remainder of the building while the site is being cleaned and sanitized. Mold damaged contents and structures are bagged in the containment area, sealed, and removed following approved disposal procedures.

Mold infestations must be carefully removed. Our services include:

  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal
  • Attic mold removal
  • Bathroom mold removal and
  • Black mold damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North for mold damage remediation in Santa Ana and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

Need Help with Debris and Flood Removal in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

When a storm and flood strike your home, don't fret. SERVPRO storm and flood damage restoration techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Flood Removal and Cleanup in Santa Ana

Storms can bring debris and floodwaters raging through your Santa Ana home and spare the one next door. A house may be covered in mud, garbage, and water containing chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and even biological material, while the next home is unharmed. There is no explanation for these random events; however, when these events occur, it is best to call in the experts who have the experience, the equipment, and the trained technicians to manage floodwater and debris removal.

SERVPRO’s team of qualified experts can help with flood removal, debris removal, and decontamination of your Santa Ana home or business. The first step is to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees. Floodwaters are contaminated with chemicals, biological and more. We utilize specialized equipment and personal protective gear while cleaning and sanitizing all areas of your home.

Your contents can be cleaned, sanitized, processed, and stored in a staging area until your residence is fully restored. All non-porous structural materials are also cleaned, sanitized, and restored. We may have to replace some materials that have absorbed water etc. We safely remove these materials following proper disposal procedures.

Once your home is ready, our restoration and reconstruction crews can begin work restoring your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Our services include:

  • We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster (Less than four hours from your initial call)
  • Controlled demolition and reconstruction of contaminated structures
  • We hold cleaned, and sanitized materials in a secure, clean staging area 
  • Floodwater removal, cleaning, sanitization, and restoration

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / SERVPRO of Santa Ana North for flood removal in Santa Ana and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772. 

Our Experts Arrive Right Away To Restore Your Santa Ana Home After Fire Damage

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

If you need professional assistance with fire damage, Call in the experts at (714) 558-7772. We are always available to help you!

Dealing with Fire Cleanup in Santa Ana

Even after a relatively minor appliance fire, the cleanup can be extensive. Removing damaged contents and cleaning soot-stained upholstery becomes a considerable task. On top of that, smoke and soot residue has a way of permeating throughout the home into every nook and cranny, making it virtually impossible to eradicate on your own.

If you find yourself experiencing lingering smoke odors during fire cleanup in your Santa Ana home, contact the SERVPRO fire restoration team for assistance. They investigate and remove the source of the smell while creating a long-term plan to eradicate it for good.

The first phase of controlling smoke odor is to contain it. SERVPRO technicians spray a chemical deodorizer such as the specially formulated Smoke Deodorizer #302, using a pump-up sprayer to distribute it onto the odor-causing material creating a barrier to slow down or stop the odor molecules from vaporizing into the air.

The second phase is vapor odor control to counteract the remaining uncontained vapors using either deodorant vapors products that come in either granular form or bead form. These odors counteract products, attacking the odor molecules as they escape into the air and are especially useful after fire damage.

The third phase consists of thermal fogging. Solvent-based deodorants disperse through the air using fogging equipment. These solvents attack smoke odors by replicating smoke to penetrate challenging-to-reach-places. Thermal fogging requires safety precautions and usually requires residents to leave home until fogging and ventilation are complete.

Eliminating Fire and Smoke Odors

Temperature and humidity levels within your home directly impact the deodorization of unwanted smells. Odor molecules can vaporize quickly, and high humidity levels make the odors dissolve, traveling easily to the nose. Days, weeks, or even months when the weather becomes warmer, it is possible for smoke odors to resurface, requiring further deodorization. Odors in the humid California summers tend to be stronger than the odors during the dryer winter months.

To effectively deodorize a structure, the SERVPRO team creates a customized plan for your specific situation using the three phases of smoke odor control while recognizing the possibility of odor resurfacing later due to temperature and humidity changes.Contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North for assistance anytime, 24/7, at (714) 558-7772.

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

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Contact our team of experts at SERVPRO for assistance with water damage remediation services for your Santa Ana 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.

Water Removal and Remediation

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 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 | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North 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.”

Can Professional Flood Damage Cleanup Save Drywall in a Santa Ana Home?

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your Santa Ana home. We have the tools and skilled technicians you need.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Years of Experience and Expertise to Water Damage Restoration Services in Santa Ana

Floodwater removal in a Santa Ana home may conjure up images of deep standing water; however, this type of water damage can happen in numerous scenarios. One of the most common is a broken window during a storm or mistakenly left open when the property owner is not at home. Signs of water damage to sheetrock include:

  • Sloughing off of layers
  • Buckling and warping
  • Wet portions falling off

A Santa Ana homeowner faced with flood damage cleanup after a window gets left open during torrential rains may notice that the drywall around the window buckles and warps rapidly. Once this process begins, the ruined portion of the drywall requires removal. SERVPRO technicians measure around the area of elevated moisture within the wall and remove only the damaged area, including removal of the insulation. This leaves the rest of the wall intact and stops any further wicking of the water. 

The technicians scope around the window where the water entered to ensure that there is no seepage under the floor, wet carpet, or additional issue that requires addressing during the water restoration services. 

Once the area gets dried, the technicians can offer restoration services to the homeowner. The area around the window can have new drying that gets primed and painted in the color of the homeowner's choosing. Once SERVPRO completes the job for the homeowner, the storm damage will be "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 stands ready to assist local Santa Ana residents with any size flood damage cleanup. 

What Factors Affect Cleanability for Smoke-Damaged Santa Ana Homes?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can reach the remote areas of your home. We can remove the odors. Call SERVPRO today!

Many Variables Determine How Challenging Restoration Can be After Fires in Santa Ana Properties.

When fire damage overwhelms your home or business, large areas of the property can succumb to smoke and fire damages. As leading restoration specialists for Orange County, we have leading fire mitigation tools and products to make fire and smoke damage "Like it never even happened." 

What Type of Smoke Damage Exists? 

Before fire and smoke cleanup in Santa Ana homes can begin, the type of residue and soil must be identified. Each type of smoke damage requires specific cleaning practices and products, so this inspection of the property can create a tailored restoration approach against:

  • Wet Smoke
  • Dry Smoke
  • Oil Furnace Puffback
  • Protein Residues

How Does Smoke Impact Nearby Surfaces? 

Depending on the affected surfaces and the pressure behind air and heat movement, various surfaces can be damaged in several ways. High-pressure situations with extreme temperatures can force smoke into crevices, cracks, and against vertical surfaces. Lower-pressure and lower-heat fires produce a smoldering effect that generates wet smoke damage resting on horizontal content and building material surfaces. 

Is the Underlying Surface Damaged? 

With situations like wet smoke and prolonged residue exposures, the likelihood of permanent damage to sensitive materials is high. Unfinished wood, drywall, and high-porosity building materials are at the greatest risks of irreparable harm. Test cleaning can often indicate the condition of the underlying substrate and determine if completely cleaning the structural element is as cost-efficient and effective as removing and replacing it. 

Fire damage presents a severe threat to properties and their occupants. As challenging as fire and smoke damage can be to remove, the fast response of our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North team can improve the success of this venture. We are available 24/7 to help with fire restoration and recovery at (714) 558-7772.

How Can Mold Get Removed from Santa Ana Attics?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

If your attic is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Moist Attics in Santa Ana Homes Can Be An Ideal Location For Mold Development. 

When damages to the roof like a leak exist, the growing moisture in this confined and poorly ventilated area of your home could increase the likelihood of mold development. Our experienced remediators can respond quickly to address these growing concerns.

Operating Mold Removal Strategies in a Confined Space 

Mold remediation for Santa Ana attics varies based on the type of damage and the severity of the situation. Mold removal in a confined space must be regulated and controlled to prevent cross-contamination and higher mold spore and microbe concentrations. 

Identifying the Cause of Moisture Damage 

Multiple different moisture catalysts can cause mold. Often in the attic, roof vulnerabilities allow for water penetration that ultimately promotes mold development. Determining the cause of the moisture damage can be critical for making the necessary repairs and changes to protect the property moving forward. 

Repairing and Reconstructing After Storm and Mold Damage

With mold growth situations, there is often a need for some degree of reconstruction and repairs. As threatening as active colonization might be to the hosting materials, having a team with a general contractor license like ours ensures that customers do not have to pursue vetting a subcontractor to help finish the job. Our experienced roster can work to complete vital build-back in attic spaces, such as:

  • Roof Repairs
  • Drywall/Insulation Replacement
  • Replacing Ceiling Assemblies

The need for mold removal and remediation after damage in your home is not hard to determine. Mold organisms can break down and deteriorate hosting materials to create a considerable need for reconstruction and repairs without swift action. In areas like the attic, our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North team has quick drying and remediation solutions to help. Give us a call at (714) 558-7772.

Are Wall Assemblies in Santa Ana Homes Restorable After Water Damage?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Call our skilled technicians at SERVPRO for swift water removal and remediation efforts in your home.

Using Water Removal and Drying Techniques, We Can Protect Installed Materials in Santa Ana Homes.

Trapped water inside structural cavities requires fast and deliberate action from our team of restoration professionals. Because prolonged moisture exposure can lead to considerable material degradation, it is beneficial that our SERVPRO team lives up to the promise that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Draining Out Trapped Water 

Water can become trapped and caught in wall assemblies and their respective structural cavities after burst pipes. Because it takes time for water to leach through sensitive surface materials like painted drywall, this standing water and excessive moisture can be trapped for prolonged periods without action to drain and dry the damage, leaving water damage in your Santa Ana home. 

Positive Pressure Systems Can Dry Structural Cavities 

Positive pressure systems infuse warm blasts of air into drilled weep holes after draining completes to promote evaporation across an entire wall system simultaneously. By using these units in conjunction with desiccant dehumidifiers, we can collect displaced moisture and exhaust it outside the structure for a faster overall drying process. 

What Materials Often Require Replacement? 

As challenging as restoration and cleanup might be for flooded or water-damaged portions of a property, this situation is amplified when reconstruction and repairs are needed. With a general contractor license, we can help with water damage repairs to quickly manage the most common threats that exist after standing water concerns. Some of these include:

  • Reinstalling removed structural elements
  • Repairing damage to plumbing
  • Replacing flooring like carpet/hardwood

Water removal and other mitigative solutions after water damage can be critical to protecting homes and businesses. With so many ways that water damage events can threaten properties, our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North team is available 24/7 to begin emergency services. Give our professionals a call at (714) 558-7772. 

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

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced with pack-outs. We will secure your property and, make sure it will be handled properly.

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 the 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 significant 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.”


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 before 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.

Restoring Water Damage To Your Santa Ana Hardwood Floors

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

a leaking dishwasher may cause havoc in your home. Call SERVPRO for the water damage remediation services needed.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Hardwood Floors After Water Damage

When water damages your Santa Ana house, you must get help to remove the water and dry the building out as soon as possible. If the water remains soaked into the building materials, they deteriorate quickly. Our technicians can help remove the water and dry the structure of your house before permanent damage happens. 

You are proud of the hardwood floors in your Santa Ana home, but water damage threatens to ruin them. Water that overflows out of a sink or tub or drips from leaky pipes moves to the lowest part of a room or space. Floors absorb the moisture and can show severe damage if you do not act fast. We have ways to restore the damage if you call us immediately. 

Equipment for Water Removal

Hardwood floors can recover from water damage better than softer wood because of their density. They do not absorb water easily, so SERVPRO employees have the chance to restore them if we are on the job quickly. Our crew first removes puddles of water with pumps or extractors. We then bring in air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to begin the drying process. 

SERVPRO technicians measure the moisture levels in the air and the wood with special probes. We use dehumidifiers to bring the air humidity down to 30 to 45 percent. This helps dry the wooden floors because the water in the wood can move into the air. The air movers aim warmer air at the wet wood, forcing the water to move into the dryer air as vapor. The dehumidifiers capture the water vapor, and the cycle continues. 

We can help the drying process by using air movers both above and below the wooden flooring. Sometimes SERVPRO pulls up a few boards to let the warm air blow underneath. We also have drying mats that we place directly on the wet floor. The mats use warm air to pull the water in the floor through tubes like a straw. The mats help when a subfloor under the hardwood is also wet. If the water does not leave both floor levels, it can warp.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has the tools, products, and trained technicians to fix water damage problems in your home. Call (714) 558-7772 to schedule an inspection as soon as possible.

Does SERVPRO Offer Storm Damage Cleanup in Santa Ana?

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage may consume your home. SERVPRO will have your home back to preloss condition. Call now!

Need Storm Damage Cleanup in Santa Ana – Call SERVPRO

Storms cause a lot of damage, especially when high winds are combined with heavy rain in Santa Ana. Water can enter homes through broken windows and holes in roofs, soaking everything in the house or commercial building. One area that many of our clients ignore is the amount of water on concrete floors.

SERVPRO provides storm damage cleanup services to Santa Ana consumers and business clients. We respond in less than four hours with water extraction and drying equipment. We remove water and moisture from hardwood floors, carpeting, cavities, concrete floors, and your contents. We also provide board-up services for broken windows and damaged roofing.

Many clients tend to ignore water damage to concrete floors in basements and commercial buildings. Painted concrete may flake and blister and needs to be repainted. Concrete is porous and absorbs water. Water may wick up from the concrete and leave a chalk-like calcium deposit on the surface until it is thoroughly dried. This material can be brushed away, however until it is fully dry, the calcium deposits may reappear.

SERVPRO provides the following services to our clients:

  • Emergency water services damage repairs
  • Water cleanup
  • Water damage restoration

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | Santa Ana North for storm damage cleanup in Santa Ana and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (714) 558-7772.

Reliable Professional Mold Damage Remediation In Santa Ana

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

When mold becomes an issue in your home, you want the experts. Call SERVPRO for assistance with mold remediation services.

Why SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation Services in Santa Ana

The possibility of mold growth is a constant in Santa Ana. The tiny spores of 100,000 plus fungi identified so far are outside and inside every residence, floating in the air and settling on every surface. Until they encounter water, mold spores cause few problems. When they absorb moisture, their life cycle begins, resulting in large mold colonies in your home. If faced with a growing mold problem, we can help. 

Mold damage in Santa Ana is not particular about the source of the water that fuels it. A flooding event or major plumbing fail can be the reason, but the cause is often more mundane. Household spills and overflows can be fuel if not thoroughly cleaned up and dried out. Tiny leaks under a sink or a clogged drain under a freezer or an AC condenser offer mold an opportunity. We even see circumstances where persistently high humidity levels were providing enough moisture for mold growth. 

Mold Inspection

Upon arrival at your home, the SERVPRO technicians assess the extent of the mold infestation. We investigate whether additional mold hides behind walls, above a ceiling, or under flooring. Our mold remediation procedure follows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification standards. Our goal is to rid your property of active mold colonies, reduce the number of mold spores to normal levels, and help you arrange for the moisture source's elimination to prevent future outbreaks. 

The EPA recommends containment of the moldy area, and we use physical barriers such as heavy-duty plastic sheeting to delineate the contaminated area. Containment keeps uncontaminated areas of your home free of mold debris. A heightened strategy to prevent drift can be negative air pressure and ductwork inside the containment space to filter out spores and moldy residues. 

Mold Removal

SERVPRO technicians dress in personal protective gear during work shifts and scrape the mold off nonporous surfaces. We employ abrasive techniques like soda blasting to loosen and remove the root-like hyphal fragments from porous structures. HEPA filtered vacuums remove the particles on surfaces after the main removal phase. All moldy material, including any structural components too contaminated to restore, are bagged and disposed of following local hazardous waste codes. 

EPA-registered antimicrobials treat surfaces to inhibit future fungal growth after the SERVPRO crew disposes of the debris. We ensure all areas receive the appropriate application of the disinfectant and continue the containment until the all-clear according to the labeling precautions. Throughout the project, your and your family's safety is paramount.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has the experience, trained technicians, equipment, and products to remediate your mold damage quickly and successfully. Call us at (714) 558-7772 if you have even a suspicion that your home has mold growth.

Storm Damage in Santa Ana

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist with remediation services.

Storm Damage Preparation for Santa Ana Residents

Californians often consider certain local weather patterns unique to our state – the hot, humid summers, the wide temperature fluctuations in the spring and fall, and all types of strange weather, including fires, wind storms, and rainstorms. Even if you watch the weather report on television every morning, California weather can surprise you, and before you know it, you're dealing with storm damage to clean up.

Storm Damage Preparedness Tips

First, put our number on your phone: (714) 558-7772.  If you're in a situation where a storm has damaged your Santa Ana home, you'll likely get your loved ones out, and you may be sitting in your car or at the neighbor's house wondering what to do next.  When you have SERVPRO's number handy, we can be ready for you!

Next, consider your insurance.  Do you have the right kind?  Consumers usually shop for the best price, but we need to find the best value around here because nearly every Californian has to deal with damage to their home or vehicle at some point.  Ask your agent what your coverage is like if you suffer storm damage.  What about flooding? Should you consider adding flood insurance?  

The next project to tackle is to take an inventory of your personal property.  There are tools available for your phone or tablet that can simplify the process of documenting your belongings. 

Leaking Roof from Storms

Take a look around your home, and make sure that everything is secure.  Make a visual inspection of your roof and look for any potential problems.  Ensure any carports or porches are secured to the home and their posts are fastened to the ground.

Finally, as you watch the weather, when you know there is a storm approaching, make sure your yard is clear.  Secure outdoor furniture, and make certain gardening tools are put away.  Anything left out can become a missile in high winds, and a few minutes of care can remove these dangers.

If you do suffer storm damage, then we're here to help.  Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772. We'll work with you and your insurance company to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Are There Companies That Offer Fire Damage Restoration in Santa Ana Homes 24/7?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Santa Ana residents after a fire strikes. We are here to help with cleanup and restoration.

Reliable Fire Damage Restorers in Santa Ana like SERVPRO Are Available 24/7

Fire can be terrifying, and the prospect of repairing a fire-damaged area can be daunting. If you find yourself dealing with this, it is critical to remember that moving quickly by contacting skilled restorers is the best option. Reputable restoration companies like SERVPRO can return your house to its former beauty in a short amount of time.

Even minor fire damage in Santa Ana homes requires skilled and highly trained restoration professionals. At SERVPRO, we have a team of:

  • Skilled, licensed, and insured professionals
  • Decades of experience working on complex projects
  • A dedicated team that restores property to meet the expectations of clients

We can restore your property to its former splendor within a short amount of time thanks to our experienced and competent personnel, as well as a wide choice of unique equipment and products.

Our restorers can assist you in separating salvageable items from those that are irreparably damaged. We can also assist you in getting rid of the damaged stuff. We can clean smoke-damaged surfaces with wall and wall surface cleaner and deodorize them with red apple dry, wet air freshener.

The secondary damages of fire continue to occur even after extinguishing the flames. Contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South / North at (714) 558-7772 to get back to your normal life within the shortest time possible. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Santa Ana Residents Trust SERVPRO with Fire Damage Restoration of Their Homes

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's certified technicians are ready and available to assist with fire damages 24/7.

Wait for SERVPRO Technicians to Start Fire Damage Restoration of Santa Ana Homes

Trying to initiate fire damage restoration of your Santa Ana home on your own can be disastrous. You can end up making the fire cleanup process more difficult for the SERVPRO professionals once they arrive at the scene. The best thing to do is get to safety and wait patiently for the fire restoration experts. 

Fire restoration of your Santa Ana home may require a specific approach depending on the kind and extent of the damage. SERVPRO technicians, with their years of experience, can identify the issues and design a unique strategy during the fire remediation process. We aim to get your home restored to a state "Like it never even happened."

Type of Services SERVPRO Professionals Offer During House Fire Cleanup in Santa Ana

Fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO in Santa Ana include the following-

  • Mitigation Services- The purpose is to secure the structure and prevent any further damage. Your home might be boarded up by professionals during smoke and fire cleanup. Structures that are wet due to fire-fighting procedures need emergency drying to prevent secondary water damage. 
  • Structural Cleaning Services- Involve cleaning of smoke and soot residue from fire-damaged homes. Fire damage restoration often requires deodorization as well. 
  • Contents Cleaning Services- Some personal belongings and contents can be cleaned on the site. Some situations might even require contents to be cleaned offsite. 

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772; we are available round the clock to assist you. 

Why do Santa Ana Residents Trust SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration of Their Properties?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

When water invades your property, call in the experts at SERVPRO for water cleanup and restoration services right away.

SERVPRO Offers a Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Service to Santa Ana Home Owners

If water damage restoration at your Santa Ana home is not done in time, it can lead to many serious problems that can exponentially increase your repair cost. There can be several reasons for water damage, including-

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding
  • Leaking roof from storms

Whatever the reason, you need SERVPRO on the site as soon as possible to check the damage in its tracks. 

Getting rid of the residual moisture is one of the priorities during the water damage restoration of your Santa Ana home. Unmitigated moisture can be conducive to the growth of mold and other contaminants and can even cause the structural components to rot. 

Dehumidification is the Key to Eliminate Residual Moisture During Water Cleanup by SERVPRO

SERVPRO technicians use different types of dehumidifying equipment during water damage remediation of your Santa Ana home. Some of the commonly used dehumidifiers include- 

  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers- Commonly used during water damage repairs by SERVPRO of Santa Ana, these dehumidifiers work similarly to an air conditioner. A refrigerant is circulated in copper coils that cool the air below its dew point. Water vapor in the air condenses at this temperature and is collected in tanks. These work best if the room temperature is between 70-90 degrees. 
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers- Use chemicals (desiccants) that absorb moisture. Heated air is then passed over the desiccant material, causing it to release the moisture. The moisture-laden air is then exhausted out. These are more efficient than refrigerant dehumidifiers and can work at low temperatures as well. 

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 for round the clock assistance. 

Santa Ana Home Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Our IICRC certified technicians are prepared to assist with any level of fire damage in your home. Call us right away.

SERVPRO's Fast and Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services Keep Santa Ana Homes Safe 

Fire damage restoration of your Santa Ana home is a complex process involving many challenges and difficulties. SERVPRO restorers have the training and experience to deal with such disasters safely and efficiently. Our experts understand the science behind fire and smoke damage and use a methodical approach to remedy it. 

Not all fire incidences result in the same level of fire damage to your Santa Ana property. The restoration strategy adopted by SERVPRO techs depends on the type of fire and the extent of the damage. 

What Different Types of Fire do SERVPRO Techs Encounter During House Fire Cleanup in Santa Ana? 

Technicians describe three levels of fire damage to Santa Ana homes-

  • Fires that result in Minor Damage- Localized to certain rooms or areas. The amount of smoke and soot is light to moderate. Fire restoration involves dry cleaning or wet cleaning of ceilings, floors, and contents.
  • Fires that Result in Medium Damage- More smoke residue is involved, heat damage to drywall, cabinets, and contents can be extensive. Noticeable smoke odors exist and require extensive deodorization.
  • Fires that Result in Major Damage- Heat damage is extensive, emergency services, including boarding-up, are required. Restorers need to move the contents off-site for cleaning. Strong odors need thermal fogging and air scrubbing to mitigate. 

SERVPRO experts are equipped and ready to assist you in any of the situations mentioned above. 

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 for a fast and reliable fire damage restoration service. 

What Happens After Santa Ana Floodwater Removal?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

We are always on call to restore any storm and flood damage you may incur.

SERVPRO Helps During and After Santa Ana Floodwater Removal

Although Santa Ana is known for its hot, dry climate, floods can still happen, either through natural causes or broken pipes, or overflowing drains. When you need help with floodwater mitigation, SERVPRO is here for you.

But what happens after floodwater removal in your Santa Ana home? After we evacuate any standing water, we will: 

  • Use dehumidifiers and fans to dry your home and your furniture and belongings.
  • Call in other professionals to deal with structural damage such as soaked insulation or drywall.
  • Contact an electrician if there are any problems with the wiring. 
  • Send items to our specialist cleaning facility if necessary.
  • Deodorize your home to get rid of any musty, damp odors.

After floodwater cleanup is complete, we will do a walk-through of your home with you and answer any questions you have. One of our team will be in touch after a week to check whether you need any further help.

For a mitigation service that cares, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772.

Why Santa Ana Water Removal Is More Than You Can See

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Water leaks and spills? SERVPRO has you covered! Call us for complete home restoration.

Complete Water Removal for Your Santa Ana Home

When there is a spill or flood of water in your house, you want to remove it as soon as you can. Many people mop up the spill or hang affected carpets or drapes up to dry and assume that is all they need to do. 

However, after a water spill in your Santa Ana home, thorough water removal is a must. Water can seep into hidden places, such as behind the baseboards, inside the walls, into carpets, and underneath floorboards. If left untreated, damp patches can:

  • Cause an unpleasant damp smell in your home.
  • Cause water damage to structural elements such as drywall.
  • Stain textiles and upholstery.
  • Cause wooden furniture or floorboards to warp.
  • Create a breeding ground for mold.

If you need water removal, call SERVPRO today. Our techs will remove visible water and use monitoring tools such as moisture probes and thermo hygrometers to find hidden problems. 

For a professional water removal service, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772.

Media Blasting During Santa Ana Warehouse Fire Damage Restoration

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, wildfires are part of life in our area. SERVPRO can restore any damage your business might incur.

SERVPRO Helps Santa Ana Warehouses with Fire Damage Restoration

Santa Ana is a lively California city that is the second largest in Orange County, with a population of 332,318. Santa Ana is conveniently located in Los Angeles and is a large commercial center with plenty to see and do. 

Spanish military officer Gaspar de Portolá led an expedition from Mexico City to California in 1769. Junipera Serro, a Friar, named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana, which translates to Valley of St. Anne. Several missions were established in the area. 

After the Mexican-America war ended in 1848, California became part of the United States. In later years, Santa Ana became prominent in the aviation industry and grew in size and influence. The city suffered a downturn during the 1980s. But there were many efforts to revitalize the city center, and it is now thriving once again. 

Explore the Arts in Santa Ana

The arts are essential to Santa Ana's ongoing success. A significant initiative between Santa Ana and the California State University, Fullerton, used the arts to encourage growth. The city purchased the university's Grand Central Art Center for $7.5 million, and the two organizations worked together to create the Santa Ana Artists Village around the Center. The project encouraged young artists to move into live-work lofts and run their businesses while enjoying life in an arts community. 

Art lovers will find plenty to see and do in Santa Ana: 

  • There are murals in many places downtown – keep an eye out for them!
  • You can see the beautiful Chiarini Fountain, which was designed to honor Santa Ana's artists and their contribution to the downtown area's success.
  • Visit Bowers Museum, which is home to more than 100,000 artifacts and pieces of art. The museum heavily features Native American Art and works from Mesoamerica. You can also see beautiful examples of California's famous "plein-air" art. Plein-air means created outside.
  • El Centro Cultural de México preservers and celebrates Mexican culture through art, displays, classes, and programs.

Family Adventures Near Santa Ana 

Santa Ana is an ideal destination for families, being close to several well-known attractions:

  • Santa Ana Zoo is home to many animals – including plenty of primates! Joseph Prentice donated the zoo's land because there be at least 50 monkeys in residence at all times.
  • Disneyland is, of course, one of the most famous theme parks in the world and well worth a visit.
  • Knott's Berry Farm started life as a roadside stand selling berries and is now a popular theme park with many different rides to enjoy.

Why Media Blasting is Useful During Warehouse Fire Damage Restoration 

Santa Ana is known for the Santa Ana winds, strong, dry winds that bring hot weather, especially in the fall. Unfortunately, the Santa Anas can cause wildfires, and so local businesses need to be prepared for that.

If your warehouse needs fire damage restoration, SERVPRO is here to help. We have many tools at our disposal for fire and smoke cleanup. One tool that is especially good for warehouses is media blasting, in which we blast tiny particles of baking soda at exposed wood or brickwork. Media soda blasting is helpful because: 

  • It is gentle enough not to harm surfaces while still removing soot.
  • It is more environmentally friendly than more chemical options.
  • We can reach large and hard to get to places.

If your warehouse needs some fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772.

Feeling Uncertain About the Sanitary State of Your Santa Ana Home After Flood Damage?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

When your Santa Ana home needs stormwater removal, call the experts at SERVPRO--don't stay flooded out!

SERVPRO Offers In-Depth Intervention to Restore Santa Ana Properties to Their Pre-loss Condition

Flooding may not be as common as it was in the early days before the Santa Ana River was tamed. However, flooding still occurs periodically, leaving many residents uncertain, especially about their homes' sanitary state.  If done correctly, cleaning should restore the preloss sanitary conditions in your home.

After a flood damage incident in Santa Ana properties, most residents are concerned about the contamination of porous materials. However, even non-porous surfaces might pose decontamination challenges. SERVPRO is a biohazard cleaning company that follows specific guidelines to ensure thorough cleaning of affected properties, including:

  • Ensuring sufficient dwell time for disinfectants and antimicrobial products
  • Ensuring cleaning products spread thoroughly
  • Rinsing all cleaned areas fully

The actions may seem trivial, but they have a significant impact on the outcome. For instance, if the disinfectant or other cleansing agent does not get at least 10 minutes of contact with the contaminants, its effectiveness is minimal.

Applying the product using a method of thorough dispersion, such as spraying with an electric or pump sprayer, ensures physical contact for the chemical agent and all contaminated assemblies, fixtures, and contents.

For an in-depth water cleanup of your property after flood damage, involve SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North. You can reach us at (714) 558-7772.

Having Trouble Dealing with Storm Damage in Santa Ana?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians, advanced equipment, and cleaning and disinfecting products make for a secure and safe storm damage remediation in Santa Ana

SERVPRO Helps Santa Ana Businesses with Storm Management Resources and Expertise

After the rain stops and floodwaters recede, you may have a hard time internalizing the damage left behind by a storm. However, with the right resources, you can restore your business to its preloss state. Involving a professional flood restoration company eases access to such supplies.

The resources you need to handle storm damage in Santa Ana might vary depending on the type of business you operate. For businesses such as warehouses or retail stores which operate from expansive premises, accessing some of the damaged areas such as high roofs or windows may not be easy. Some structures such as storage units might have too many contents. Professional water damage restoration restorers respond aptly to such challenges. For instance, SERVPRO:

  • Provides ladders, cherry pickers, and other elevated platforms
  • Organizes move-outs to ease congestion at the business premises
  • Helps set up safety and protective measures around the property

Even with the appropriate resources, restoration of the flood-damaged property is a labor-intensive process with numerous tasks, including cleaning and inspection of components such as electrical systems and opening up of cavities. We can deal with a leaking roof from a storm to cleaning up after a sewage backup. Our SERVPRO technicians are biohazard ready!

At SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North, you can get adequate help to manage storm damage. Call us at (714) 558-7772.

Is There Black Mold in Your Santa Ana Commercial Space?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

This SERVPRO box truck has all the equipment and supplies for a successful mold remediation in a Santa Ana commercial building

SERVPRO wants Santa Ana business owners and property managers to have skilled, effective mold remediation

Whether you own a local restaurant or manage an apartment complex, mold is never anything to ignore. Santa Ana commercial properties require rapid response to address a mold outbreak, and SERVPRO has the crew to get the job done.

Do You Know the Tell-Tale Signs of Black Mold?

There are several signs to look for that call for immediate mold remediation in Santa Ana, which include:

  • Musty odors – The smell associated with mold is often damp and musty, which is the first indication of a problem.
  • Visible mold – You may start to see dark or black rings or spots on various surfaces, usually ceilings or walls near sources of moisture.

Mold remediation must include addressing the source of moisture. You could have poor airflow that boosts relative humidity, or there may be a hidden leak within your commercial plumbing. When you call us at SERVPRO, we will look for sources such as:

  • Broken downpipes
  • Damage to the roofing, exterior entry-points, cracks in the flashing, etc.
  • If you recently had a water emergency inside or exterior flood water came in, we can use moisture detection tools to seek out hidden moisture to facilitate the drying process.

Drying all moisture, airflow, and ventilation is critical with mold remediation. Then we remove mold and non-salvageable materials and disinfect the affected areas with an antimicrobial agent.

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South/SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772, and we can send a crew as soon as possible to take a look.

How Can You Choose the Right Team for Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO packs-out to our warehouse for fire damage cleanup of file cabinets and more for our Santa Ana client

SERVPRO helps Santa Ana business owners to get back on track after fire damage – Call us first for restoration!

The second most populated city within Orange County, Santa Ana, contained 329,427 people when the 2011 United States Census was taken. This also made it number 57 in terms of the population nationwide.

Situated adjacent to the beautiful Santa Ana River, this city features stunning architecture along with breathtaking backdrops. Santa Ana also shares a name with the nearby Santa Ana Mountains and the Santa Ana Freeway that runs through the city. You may even know this name for the Santa Ana Winds, which are notorious for fueling a lot of the historical wildfires each season that rage through Southern California.

Exploring a Few of the Popular Santa Ana Neighborhoods

There are several notable neighborhoods throughout Santa Ana, each with a bit of a different vibe to them. Throughout the year, you can also find a range of neighborhood activities and events, including garden shows, art walks, concerts, and home tours. Some of the top neighborhoods to check out include:

  • Floral Park – Within this neighborhood, you can find over 600 vintage homes ranging in build-dates from the 1920s throughout the 1950s.
  • Santa Ana Triangle – This neighborhood is known for quaint homes, friendly neighbors, and easy access to local restaurants and shopping establishments.
  • Park Santiago – A visit to this neighborhood can bring you activities like outdoor yoga, various neighbors-helping-neighbors beautification projects, local music concerts, and more.
  • Wilshire Square – People living within this neighborhood take great pride in their gardens and keep impeccably landscaped yards. The first home in this neighborhood got built back in 1915, and typical construction styles include California Bungalow, Spanish Colonial, and Tudor Revival.

What is There to Do in Santa Ana, California?

Along with neighborhood walks and local events, you will find a broad selection of incredible eateries, breweries, and wineries. There are also many attractions that you can experience to enjoy a bit of fun for the whole family. Some of the best sites and attractions located within the Santa Ana region include:

  • Bowers Museum
  • Lyon Air Museum
  • Kellogg House
  • Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
  • Santa Ana Artists Village
  • Santa Ana Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Tours

Santa Ana Commercial Property Owners Should Know Best Practices for Preventing Fire Damage

Any business hit with fire damage could be in for a tremendous loss. Once you have a fire in your retail space, warehouse, or restaurant, you need to act fast. SERVPRO offers a 24/7 emergency response to get the fire damage cleanup and restoration underway.

However, it is better to think of ways that you can prevent fire damage in Santa Ana within your commercial space. Four things that you can do now include:

  • Regular testing of all your fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and sprinkler system.
  • Perform inspections of all devices, electronics, cords, machinery, and electrical outlets.
  • Always make sure that your staff has fire emergency protocols in place.
  • Have our number handy so that the SERVPRO crew can get deployed to your business as soon as possible.
  • ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan--proactive prevention and mitigation--ask us how!

Sometimes, commercial fire damage is unavoidable, but it is how you react that counts. Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South/SERVPRO of Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 when you need a rapid response.

Skilled Water Clean Up Services vs. DIY Methods for Santa Ana

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Why DIY? When SERVPRO provides excellent water cleanup services for your Santa Ana residence

Santa Ana residents obtain better results with SERVPRO’s water damage remediation.

Whenever a water emergency arises, there could be immense damage to your Santa Ana home. The longer you wait to clean it up, the more moisture wreaks havoc on your building materials, belongings, and structural elements. Additionally, failing to remove the water thoroughly and adequately can also become a significant issue. SERVPRO has the methods, equipment, and skilled team to get the job done right the first time.

When it comes to water removal in Santa Ana, why not try DIY? SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians to address your water removal needs. With DIY, you run into the risk of leaving moisture behind, leading to mold and mildew growth. Additionally, there are also several health effects and potential safety hazards.

These are just a few of the reasons to call in skilled technicians for water clean up:

  • Professional extraction works very well. Rather than a homeowner reaching for a shop vac and opening a few doors or windows, our SERVPRO technicians use proven techniques and industrial-grade equipment.
  • Water emergencies are often hazardous. Not only will our crew work carefully while wearing personal protective equipment, but we also do whatever possible to keep your interior safe and protected throughout the water removal and drying process.
  • Mold is always a concern with any water emergency. We know how to locate and eradicate hidden moisture while still treating and sanitizing all surfaces before we finish to ensure your home is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South/Santa Ana North at (714) 558-7772 for rapid water removal!

Burst Pipes in a Santa Ana Kitchen

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration and Build Backs for Santa Ana Homeowners

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Remediation for Santa Ana Properties

Most homeowners do not plan for a significant water-damaging event to occur on their property. But, it happens, and quite often.

Water Removal Services

When a burst pipe results in water damage to your Santa Ana kitchen, it is time to pick up the phone or click and search for the emergency services water damage specialists--SERVPRO!

Whether from a leak in the ceiling to a pressurized water damaging spray from under the sink, a fast response mitigates the damages. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster so that you can count on a swift water cleanup. Upon arrival, we scope the work necessary to restore the water-damaged area to a preloss condition and even liaise with your insurance carrier to simplify the claims process.

Our SERVPRO team of WRT water damage restoration technicians has certification from the (IICRC) Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We can deploy advanced equipment to remove standing water, dry floors, fixtures, ceilings, and walls.

  • Portable pumps and wet vacs
  • Injecti-dry systems for wall voids
  • Centrifugal air movers to enhance evaporation
  • Dehumidifiers to reduce water vapor

Water Damage Repairs

Our team has skilled contractors that can provide a seamless transition from water removal to full reconstruction. We can do a controlled demolition of non-salvageable materials like drywall and base cabinets in this Photo, develop an action plan for remodeling, and work through completing the project. "Like it never even happened."

Let SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North restore your water-damaged home.  (714) 558-7772

Why Bleach Cannot Help You Beat Your Mold Problem

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Bleach should be benched when it comes to fungus cleanup

When unwanted mold springs up in your business in Santa Ana, CA, your reaction is probably to reach for your most potent cleaner. While it might be considered one of the most valuable disinfectants in the cleaning game, bleach should be benched when it comes to fungus cleanup.

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that spreads through airborne spores that use a variety of ways to get into buildings including ventilation systems and employee clothing. Once inside, mold looks for these optimal growing conditions:

  • Moisture
  • Warmth
  • Nutrients
  • Oxygen

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), once mold has found what it needs, it can settle in within 24 to 48 hours and start to spread within seven days.

Why Should You Avoid Bleach?

While bleach can clean the hard, plastic liner of the employee break room refrigerator, fungus cleanup goes deeper than the surface. Mold thrives on materials made out of cellulose, such as wood and drywall. When it grows on porous materials like these, it penetrates the surface and can spread without being seen. Spray cleaners only reach the outermost layer of surfaces, leaving spores to grow underneath, and in some cases, the moisture they leave behind can help aid mold growth.

How Do You Clean It?

Starting to clean up mold begins by stopping the moisture problem that helped it to grow. Identify the causes of the moisture in your building and fix those issues, first. Then, dry the area thoroughly using fans and dehumidifiers. Affected materials such as drywall, wood and carpet may have to be replaced because total mold removal is difficult. If an affected surface is larger than 10 square feet, the EPA recommends that you consult a mold remediation specialist.
Fungus cleanup requires a plan that involves assessing and understanding your unique situation and avoids unknowingly aiding in spore spread through improper cleanup.

How Difficult Is Remediating Category 1 Water Damage?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage in Santa Ana, CA

If your business in Santa Ana, CA, has experienced flooding or water damage, you may be wondering how extensive it is and how long it will take to clean up. Sometimes the answer depends on the flooding source. Clean water damage is different than that of contaminated water. Damage generally fits into three categories.

What Is Category 1 Water Damage?

Damage from this category is not contaminated by bacteria or microorganisms. Examples of category 1 water include sources such as:

  • Supply line
  • Broken water heater
  • Leaking appliance
  • Sink overflow

Category 1 water is the easiest to clean, as it is less invasive than other categories. It is usually less time consuming to remediate.

What Are the Other Categories of Water Damage?
Category 2 water, or gray water, contains microorganisms. Sources include broken sump pumps, toilets or seepage. Black water, or category 3 water, contains bacteria and comes from sources like sewage or standing water that has become contaminated.

What Are the Steps to Cleaning Category 1 Water?
If carpet is wet, remediation technicians will remove the clean water through either a portable extractor or a truck-mounted extractor, depending on the size of the affected area. If the pad is soaked, the carpet may need to be lifted and the pad removed for drying or replacement. Foam carpet pads act essentially as sponges when wet and will hold lots of water.
If damage resulted from a broken pipe in the ceiling or if lower floors are affected, technicians may use hygrometers or other moisture-detecting equipment to check the extent of saturation. Infrared cameras can find unseen water behind ceilings or walls.
Finally, air movers and dehumidifiers will be brought into the area to increase evaporation and dry surfaces more quickly.
If your business in Santa Ana, CA, has experienced flooding from clean water, consider calling professional remediation specialists to mitigate the damage. They are trained to find hidden water sources and quickly begin the drying process so you can get back to business.

3 Types of Smoke Alarms and How Often You Should Change Their Batteries

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Keep your smoke alarm working correctly

What Type Of Alarm Do You Have

In the event of a fire in your Santa Ana, CA, home, you want your smoke alarm to be working correctly. This important device can alert you to a fire in time to prevent severe damage and keep your family safe. One way to ensure that it will do its job during an emergency is to maintain the batteries. How often these need to be changed depends on what type of alarm you have.

1. 9-Volt Battery-Powered Alarms
Traditionally, this is the kind of smoke detector you would find in your home. It uses a disposable battery that needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Usually these alarms need new batteries every six to 12 months, but they should be checked more often. It is best to test that the batteries are working at least once a month.

2. Lithium Battery-Powered Alarms
If your smoke alarm uses a lithium battery, then you do not need to worry about replacing it. These alarms should be tested as often as other types, but the battery is designed to last the life of the device. In most cases, it functions as intended for up to 10 years. After this time, you will need to replace the alarm completely.

3. Hardwired Alarms
A hardwired smoke alarm is connected to your home’s power system. Because it uses electricity, it does not necessarily need a battery to function. However, a fire may occur during a time that your home does not have power, so the alarm should also have a backup battery. The backup should be treated the same way as a traditional alarm, with battery replacements once or twice a year.
If your home suffers fire damage, a cleanup and restoration service can help with repairs, but in the ideal situation, the damage will be minimal. Keeping your alarm in working condition and changing batteries when necessary makes it more likely that this is the case.

3 Steps for Handling a Flooded Basement

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded basement in Santa Ana, CA

Knowing What Steps To Take Before And After Help Arrives

As a Santa Ana, CA, homeowner, few events are probably as stressful as a flooded basement. This type of flooding is usually caused by powerful outdoor storms, some of which can be sudden and unexpected in their intensity. If you find yourself facing a basement full of water, there are a few steps you can take until your water damage crew arrives.

1. Avoid Contact With Standing Water
While your first reaction to a basement flood might be to wade through the water and collect items you want to salvage, this could be dangerous. Electrical outlets, wiring and other sources of power are often housed in the basement, which could expose you to the risk of electrocution. You may want to wait for a qualified electrician to let you know it is safe to start taking items from standing water.

2. Prevent Humid Conditions
Flooding causes standing water that can increase humidity in your basement and lead to rapid mold formation, especially on the walls. You can work to keep humidity low by using dehumidifiers and fans, as long as they can be employed safely. Open basement windows if you can reach them and try to keep air circulating as much as possible until your water mitigation team arrives.

3. Ask for Salvage Advice
Whether your basement flood was caused by violent storms or a burst pipe, your water damage and restoration team can likely offer you advice about which items can be set aside for salvage. Important papers can be frozen for later restoration, once pipe repair is complete, but items affected by black water, which originates from outdoor flooding, may have to be discarded because of the toxicity of this type of flood.
Basement flooding at your Santa Ana, CA, home can cause you considerable stress and upset, especially when the event is unexpected. However, knowing what steps to take before and after help arrives can help you handle the situation with greater confidence.

Why and How To Test for Mold

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Mold testing

Reasons To Consider Mold Testing

Almost all homes have some mold spores in them because mold is a natural part of the environment. However, too much mold can lead to property damage. Proper mold assessment can help you spot mold problems and eliminate them before they become a bigger problem.

Reasons To Test for Mold
Many homeowners have heard conflicting information when it comes to the severity of black mold and other mold issues. There are several reasons you may want to consider testing for mold:

  • You need to identify what type of mold you have
  • Your home has a musty smell
  • You suspect you have mold, but you are not sure where
  • To determine if mold removal has been successful

Mold Testing Methods
The three main ways mold assessment is done is by surface, air and bulk testing. Combining these three methods is often advised because each method has positives and negatives.
Air testing measures the concentration of mold spores in the air. This method is useful when you are not sure where mold is growing; however, the results are not always consistent at different times.
Surface testing uses samples from household surfaces to determine how much mold growth there is in various areas of your home. Surface tests can also change over time and can not measure the amount of mold in the air.
When bulk testing is done, material samples are taken from the home and examined for mold. This test can identify whether you have a mold problem and approximate the concentration of mold spores in the home.

Professional or Home Test Kit
Home testing kits for mold and mildew are often unreliable. A professional mold testing company in Santa Ana, CA, can provide you with an accurate assessment of your mold problem.
The longer mold is left untreated, the more property damage it can cause. If you suspect you have a mold issue in your home, mold assessment can help you begin the process of eliminating it.

3 Flood Prevention Steps for Businesses

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Planting native trees and shrubs reduces soil erosion caused by moving water

Here Are Three Steps To Get You Started

Preparing for a flood is probably not something you think about every day. Businesses tend to focus on day-to-day operations and how to make a profit. Unfortunately, major storms and hurricanes don’t give business owners advance notice. Intense rain and flowing surface water can quickly cause extensive water damage to buildings. Fortunately, flood prevention strategies don’t have to be complex or time-consuming. Here are three steps to get you started.

1. Know Your Risk
The first step is to determine your flood risk. Some areas are high-risk because they are prone to flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a flood map to help people understand their level of risk. This knowledge can help businesses make an appropriate flood plan. Another term to understand is base flood elevation. Buildings should be constructed at a minimum of three feet above this level to minimize the effects of flood damage. Even if your Santa Ana, CA, property is located in an area with low or moderate risk, consider purchasing flood insurance to protect your business.

2. Use Defense Methods
All businesses should employ flood prevention strategies to minimize harm. Defense methods include retention ponds, retaining walls and dry floodproofing techniques (e.g., sandbags, watertight shields, flood gates, etc.). Your city planning department can be a valuable resource for understanding what flood planning and building codes are in place to reduce water damage.

3. Plant Native Trees and Shrubs
Many people are unaware that proper vegetation can help lessen the damaging effects of a flood. Planting native trees and shrubs reduces soil erosion caused by moving water. Vegetation also breaks the force of moving flood water. Educate yourself about the various types of vegetation that can be beneficial in your area.
These flood prevention steps are a great start to preparing your business for a major storm or flood. If your business does experience flood damage, a restoration company can perform flood cleaning.

How Do You Estimate Fire Damage?

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage restoration in Santa Ana, CA

Your Commercial Property Deserves Your Attention After A fire

After sustaining a fire on your commercial property, you need to estimate the extent of the damage you have incurred so that the insurance process can begin. Doing this properly can be tricky, since an underestimate can cost you, while an overestimate can prove equally problematic. Fortunately, a fire restoration company estimates damage by accounting for several factors:

1. Lost Possessions
Items that are lost to fire damage should be accounted for when filing an insurance claim. Because objects and equipment are as equally valid parts of your business as the surfaces of your building, you should be compensated for them accordingly. Anything that has been damaged to the extent that it must be thrown away is considered a lost possession. A professional can help you to determine which items are salvageable and which are not.

2. Repairs
The cost of repairs necessitated by your commercial fire will likely make up the bulk of your service-related estimate. Depending on your situation, many costs, including that of hiring a restoration company to appraise losses, may be covered by your insurance. Other restoration activities, such as cleaning smoke damage or replacing burnt surfaces, are valid repairs to be compensated. A restoration professional keeps records of the costs of each service so that they can be easily reported later.

3. Current Value of the Property
The extent of the damage caused by an incident is only one part of the total estimated costs. Other factors, including the approximate value of the property and the location of the fire, go into determining what your overall claim is. Because these factors can influence your coverage, you should work with a professional to report your situation accurately.
Your Santa Ana, CA, commercial property deserves your attention after a fire. By working with an expert who can accurately estimate your damage, you can maximize your coverage and get your business back on track.

How To Carry Out Effective Preventive Maintenance for Your Plumbing

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

Preventive maintenance is the process of continuously checking systems in order to avert issues

Here Are Two Ways To Perform Preventive Maintenance Effectively

Ensuring an effective plumbing system is a priority for any responsible building owner in Santa Ana, CA. This is why carrying out preventive maintenance is essential. Preventive maintenance is the process of continuously checking systems in order to avert issues. Completing this successfully can help to avoid significant plumbing problems. .

Have a Thorough Professional Inspection
You may be tempted to carry out an initial inspection yourself, but you will save far more money by ensuring a disaster is prevented. The last thing a building owner wants is a broken pipe or a leaking water heater. Find a plumber with positive service testimonials to complete a rigorous walk-through. Just to be safe, these are a few important things that should be inspected:

  • Water pressure
  • Water heater
  • Corrosion
  • Valves
  • Drain flow
  • Leaks

Once you're sure that a proper inspection has been completed, ask for a detailed report of your building's condition.

Create a Plan For Maintenance
The next step is to make a plan to keep your plumbing system in tact. The plumber's inspection can't be your only preventive measure for damages. First, identify what needs special attention. For instance, if a water main needed repairs, be sure that its condition is checked frequently. Next, make a schedule for basic examinations. Everything looked at in the initial inspection should be surveyed on a regular basis. Numerous issues can crop up over time. This is particularly important if your building relies on water. A spa, for example, would greatly suffer if it experienced unexpected plumbing problems.
Plumbing maintenance may seem tedious, but it's vital for your building's welfare. Water damage can be a serious problem if it isn't properly mitigated. Pay attention to what the plumber checks so you can properly maintain everything. If you do have plumbing problems, these actions will encourage help from your insurance provider when hiring a water damage restoration company. When you inspect your building, make plumbing a priority for everyone involved.

How To Make a Flood Damage Claim

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

Home flooded

Three Steps To File A Flood Claim

If disaster strikes and your home in Santa Ana, CA, suffers damage from a flood, there are ways to recover. Tricky cleanup can be accomplished with the help of storm damage restoration specialists. Following these three steps to file a flood claim with your insurance can help you recover financially so that you can replace items lost beyond repair and accomplish any necessary rebuilding.

1. Contact Your Insurance Provider Immediately
Contact your insurance as soon as possible after a flood and note the specific steps required to file your insurance claim. As soon as everyone is safe and the floodwaters have receded, begin cleaning up what you are able to do on your own. Salvage what you can and begin small repairs. You do not need to wait for an insurance adjuster to visit before making your home safe, but take pictures to document the damage and the process of your restoration.

2. Keep Damaged Items
Keep all damaged items until the adjuster visits. Having these items as proof of loss will help your flood claim. You can remove damaged belongings from your home, but save these items so that the adjuster can document the losses.

3. Report Additional Losses
The adjuster will review your damage and losses, as well as any documentation and photographs you have regarding your cleanup and repairs. As part of this visit, you should have to sign a statement of loss. Be sure to give reliable contact information as well as taking the adjuster's. If you find additional damage and losses after the visit, contact the adjuster to report it as soon as possible.
If your property is damaged in a flood, check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered and then follow the required steps to file your flood claim. If you don't have flood insurance and the flood has been declared a federal disaster, check with FEMA to see if any help is available to you.

Minimize Lint to Avoid a Dryer Fire

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

The first step in avoiding a dryer fire is to remove lint from the screen before operating the dryer

Make Minimizing Lint a Priority

While there is nothing quite like freshly washed and dried clothes, not properly maintaining the equipment can lead to a lint fire in your Santa Ana, CA. If your dryer is located in the basement, a longer vent pipe is needed. Since it probably needs to twist and turn to work with your home, it increases the opportunity for lint to build up. Instead of dealing with a fire and needing a fire damage and restoration specialist to return your home to normal, make minimizing lint a priority.

Indoor Maintenance
The first step in avoiding a dryer fire is to remove lint from the screen before operating the dryer. Since these are easy to remove, it is recommended to give it a thorough cleaning once a month. Use a vacuum to remove lint and rinse with water until clean. While that can be an easy habit to form, remembering the vents need cleaned can be easily forgotten. They should be inspected and cleaned once a year. Below are some tips to make the process smooth and safe:

  • Ensure the dryer is unplugged.
  • Pull the dryer away from the wall to remove the exhaust hose.
  • Carefully loosen the o-ring clamps.
  • Dump out any lint and use a brush or vacuum to clean the interior.
  • Clean inside the area where the hose attaches.
  • This may require additional tools with a spinning brush to maximize lint removal.
  • Reassemble parts and do a test run to ensure no air is leaking out.

Outdoor Maintenance
Avoiding a lint fire also means remembering to clean the exterior dryer vent. Along with lint, other dirt and debris can accumulate, especially if the cover is broken, missing or not secured properly. Along with cleaning the outer vent, wash the cover to ensure proper ventilation.
Fire safety should also be a top priority. Small, preventive actions like cleaning and inspecting dryer vents can reduce the chances of a lint fire.

Why You Have To Take Mold Seriously

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Mold remediation services in Santa Ana, CA

If you spot any sort of fungal growth in your home, it is imperative that you call in your local Santa Ana, CA, mold removal professionals without delay. Black mold removal costs an average of $500 to $6000, and it can get much worse than that if you don't take care of it in a timely manner.

Identifying Mold Growth

Some common signs of mold growth include:

  • Musty odor
  • Water damage
  • Green, brown, gray, black, or white staining

It's always a good idea to be on the lookout for these tip-offs, because if you nip it in the bud, mold removal can be a relatively painless process.

Eliminating Mold Growth
Black mold removal is a delicate process that is best left in the hands of professionals. Mold growth does not ever go away on its own, even if you do manage to stop it from growing further. Plus, if even the tiniest bit of mold is left, all surrounding regions of your home are at much higher risk of a future fungus fiasco.

Preventing Mold Growth
Mold requires a warm and moist habitat in order to grow. Mold growth is very common in the wake of flooding, leaky pipes, or other water damage, but it can also take hold under perfectly normal circumstances if the humidity level in your home reaches a certain point. To prevent black mold growth in your home, it's a good idea to install a humidity meter, which you can find at any home goods store. With the humidity meter, you'll be able to rest assured that your house is not a friendly environment to mold, and you'll be alerted early on to any moisture problem.
Mold removal is never fun, but luckily, SERVPRO is Here to Help. Remember not to dilly dally — the longer you let the black mold growth, the more arduous and costly the mold remediation process will be.

How To Make a Water Damage Insurance Claim

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Insurance adjuster inspecting

Steps To Follow When You File An Insurance Claim

From a massive flood to a small pipe burst, there are many ways a home can suffer water damage. When disaster strikes, a good insurance policy can be a big help. There are vital steps to follow when you file an insurance claim against your homeowner's policy in Santa Ana, CA.

Review and Report
If your damage was caused by a home invasion or any other type of crime, contact law enforcement first. Get a copy of the police report and make sure all involved officers are identified. Review your insurance policy to determine exactly what is expected from you when you file a claim. Contact your insurance provider and ask questions. Find out if your damage is covered under your policy, how long you have to file a claim, if your claim will exceed your deductible, how long it will take to process the claim, and if estimates are required for structural damage repairs.

Prepare Documents and Take Inventory
Fill out insurance claim forms from your insurer and return them promptly. Make a detailed list of all destroyed or damaged items. If you have receipts for any of the items, keep those with your list. Make copies of all information for your insurance adjuster and keep copies for your records. Take photographs or videos of any structural damage that requires immediate temporary repair. Make only the repairs that are necessary to keep your family safe.

Have an Insurance Adjuster Visit
Aside from things necessary to keep your family safe, all other repairs should wait until after an insurance adjuster visits. Show the adjuster all structural damage, including the temporary repairs. Show them pictures and videos of anything repaired prior to their visit and give them copies of everything. Show the adjuster all damaged items. Give them copies of your list of losses with receipts. Request authorization to contact a water damage restoration company to get started on the cleanup process.
The clearer the picture your insurance adjuster has of your losses, the more smoothly your insurance claim process will go.

How To Get Rid of Apartment Mold

9/5/2020 (Permalink)

Apartment mold in Santa Ana, CA

Steps To Take When Tenants Tell You They Have A Mold Problem

When you own rental property in Santa Ana, CA, you may occasionally get reports of mold growth in an apartment. If you have a fungus problem, mold cleanup experts can help get rid of the offending patches and get your building back to normal. Here are the first few steps you should take if tenants tell you they have a mold problem.

Get a Professional Test
Before you rush in to start cleaning or arranging for remediation, you want to make sure that mold is actually the problem. A test from a certified environmental hygienist performs several tests:

  • Air test for concentration of mold spores
  • Surface test to determine substance in growth
  • Lab test to discover specific type of mold

Some property owners will try to use a home test they buy at the hardware store to determine if they have a mold problem. These tests will likely indicate that mold is present but they won't give you any of the vital information you need to address it properly.

Find the Source
Mold spores may be everywhere, but they need certain conditions to clump together and grow. The mold cleanup process includes locating the problem that led to the mold growth. It makes sense to fix the catalyst issue before starting mold remediation. Otherwise, the fungus problem is likely to return in a couple of days.

Ask for an Estimate
As a landlord, you are required to provide a habitable living space for your tenants, and quick remediation is the key to doing so. If the mold contamination was caused by a water loss covered by your insurance, your policy will likely cover the cost of mold mitigation, too. Make sure that the cleanup company includes it in the overall estimate for repairs. This can help you when filing your mold claim.
Quick mold cleanup protects both your building and your tenants' personal property. If you suspect you have mold, following these steps is a good way to handle the problem responsibly.

Tips for Maintaining Pipes in Your Rental Home

9/5/2020 (Permalink)

Part of owning an older rental property can be dealing with delicate plumbing, such as polybutylene pipes

Part of owning an older rental property can be dealing with delicate plumbing, such as polybutylene pipes. If you don't take care of the piping, you may have to deal with some nasty side effects. Fortunately, you can avoid any clogging or other problems through preventative measures.

Use a Plumbing Lease Clause

A plumbing clause will cover the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry drains, garbage disposals, and toilets. It will limit your liability as a landlord to pipe issues caused by tree roots, mechanical failures, and other no-fault problems. Having a plumbing clause is an especially good idea if your pipes have older materials such as polybutylene. Here are some of the things you should mention to your tenets in the clause:

  • Avoid putting grease, stringy vegetables, starches, and hard objects in the garbage disposal
  • Clean the lint filters on the washer and dryer regularly
  • Remove hair from the shower and sink drains regularly
  • Only flush toilet paper down the toilet

Leave Some Tools
Providing a plunger will encourage tenets to take care of minor issues on their own. There are two types of plungers you should leave with your tenet. The first is the dome-shaped sink plunger, which can be used in the bathroom or kitchen. You should also leave a bell-shaped plunger for the toilets. Aside from obvious hygiene concerns, it is important to have these different plungers to make it easier for your tenets to unclog their drains on their own. This can decrease the risk of water damage from a clogged or burst pipe.
Specifying your tenets' responsibilities in a lease clause and providing appropriate tools is a great way to ensure that your tenet performs regular maintenance and can take care of small issues. This will protect your older polybutylene pipes and simplify your job as a landlord in Santa Ana, CA. Remember, if this maintenance is not performed by you or your tenets, you could face serious plumbing issues and need to hire water remediation professionals.

Survive a Disaster With Business Interruption Insurance

9/5/2020 (Permalink)

One of the best types of protection comes in the form of business interruption insurance

Types Of Protection

As a business owner in Santa Ana, CA, you're probably already aware that you need insurance for the safety of your property, inventory, equipment, and other elements of your business. Without the right insurance, after all, you could never rebuild after a devastating natural disaster or other huge commercial loss. One of the best types of protection comes in the form of business interruption insurance. Of course, you may already have some of the following types of protection:

  • Professional liability insurance
  • Property insurance
  • Workers' compensation policies
  • Product liability insurance

Each of these types of coverage offers business protection in unique ways. For example, if an employee is injured while working, workers' compensation coverage helps with medical coverage and lost wages.

Get Compensation for Missed Revenue
Business interruption insurance is specific coverage the protects your business when disasters force you to shut your doors temporarily. Even if you only miss a couple of days, you could suffer a large amount of lost income. This type of insurance provides you with compensation for the lost business income you would have earned if the disaster hadn't happened. It's important to understand that there are limitations to this coverage.

Prepare for High-Risk Situations
You may have other policies that help you rebuild any physical damage to your closed business. Interruption insurance compensates you for lost profits during the time that you aren't able to operate. Before you can purchase this coverage, you need to accurately track your net income. Talk this over with your accountant because the amount of your net profit during normal business operations could affect the amount of compensation you qualify for during a major event that closes your doors.
It's also important to consider the most likely scenarios for business closure. If you live in a high-risk flood zone, for example, you need to include interruption coverage for flooding (and should also have a flood policy in place in your general policy.

Keep Up With Financial Obligations
When water, fire, storms, or other disasters shut your doors and force you to move operations elsewhere, you'll need some type of compensation to stay afloat as fire and water damage professionals put your office back together. While you wait during this rebuild process, rely on your business coverage to pay employees and keep up with other financial responsibilities.

The Most Common Surfaces for Mold Growth

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Mold damage in Santa Ana, CA

Whether you know it or not, mold is all around you. The organism naturally occurs just about everywhere and microscopic spores float around on air currents and eventually settle in the dirt and other surfaces. While mold can grow on just about any surface, the fungus does best on porous materials. This is because surfaces such as paper, cellulose, wood, and fabric are able to better retain moisture, which mold needs to proliferate. Unabated mold growth in a home can result in mold damage. For this reason, the presence of mold colonies in a home should be treated by a local mold remediation franchise in Santa Ana, CA.

Best Ways To Prevent Mold Growth

You can employ a number of effective strategies to control the growth of mold and to deter mold damage. Some of the most effective solutions include the following steps:

  • Install mold-resistant building materials
  • Keep moisture to acceptable levels
  • Monitor the home for mold growth
  • Call in professionals if the situation gets out of hand

If surfaces become too infested with mold, they may need to be replaced. While non-porous surfaces such as tile, glass, and steel can usually be cleaned, porous surfaces such as drywall require more drastic solutions. A mitigation company has a number of tools and equipment that help determine if replacement or restoration is the best option.

Additional Facts To Know
Mold and mildew are not the same organisms. Mildew growth normally occurs on plants so it is not a danger to the surfaces of your home. Mold damage will worsen with time so it is best to treat an incipient problem quickly. This will prevent the spread of the organism and limit the damages to your home. In many situations, mold will not respond well to basic cleaning practices and requires advanced sanitizing techniques with antifungal and antimicrobial agents. Mold spores will always be present in homes through the levels can be kept very low with the right actions.

Preventing Mold After Flooding

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Storm cleanup in Santa Ana, CA

Take Preventative Measures

Water damage to your property and mold infestation often go hand in hand. If your Santa Ana, CA  home has sustained significant flood damage, restoring your property promptly should be a priority. Moisture has likely entered porous materials in hour house, such as wood or drywall, so mold growth is a virtual certainty unless you take preventative measures.

1. Relocate Valuables
Your sentimental or valuable belongings may be particularly vulnerable to storm damage. Move all art or electronics to a higher, drier place. Rugs and other loose possessions should be moved shortly thereafter in order to prevent the development of harmful molds.

2. Assess the Extent of Flood Damage
The severity of flooding events can vary widely. Sometimes, water seeps into or beneath visible surfaces, creating structural instability and mold-friendly conditions without your knowledge. After a severe storm, you should always perform a thorough examination of your home to avoid missing any hidden signs of water infiltration. If water has completely inundated your home, contact a water restoration professional who can provide special equipment and expertise to your cleanup effort.

3. Ventilation and Dehumidification
The best way to prevent mold growth in your home is to make sure that all spaces that have been exposed to moisture are properly dried and ventilated. Setting up a commercial dehumidifier can effectively accomplish this, however, using a moisture monitor is the only way to be sure that your space is acceptably rid of wetness. Remediation professionals have access to dehumidifying equipment and will be able to determine if your property has already been infested with mold. You may be advised to test your home periodically after a major flooding event.
When you restore your household after a storm, understand that time and effort spent now can save you many headaches in the future. Mold removal can be difficult and expensive, so preventing serious mold growth before it starts is critical.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Fire

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

You should regularly conduct fire drills

Three Ways To Prevent A Business Fire

A business fire can be devastating in many ways including physically, financially, and emotionally. As a Santa Ana, CA, business owner, or manager, you’d like to think that fire damage is something you will never have to deal with. Unfortunately, fires are fairly common and it’s best to prepare for them rather than hope they just won’t happen. Here are three ways to prepare your company for a fire.

1. Fire Safety Plan and Drills
One of the best things you can do is make a fire safety plan. Most managers don’t have the time to be fully committed to safety; therefore, it’s wise to designate a fire safety team. This team should be in charge of creating a fire safety plan, understanding rules and regulations, training employees, and regularly conducting fire drills. Employees should know the escape route on each floor of the building. The fire safety team should also have contact with a fire restoration company should the need arise.

2. Fire Extinguisher Storage and Training
Fire preparation should include extensive training on fire extinguishers. Here are a few points to remember:

Fire extinguishers should be current (i.e., less than one-year-old)
Fire extinguishers should be easy to get to and mounted at a reasonable height
Employees should know the location of all fire extinguishers on site
A fire extinguisher should be placed within 75 feet of a hazardous area (e.g., kitchen)
Employees should be trained to properly use a fire extinguisher

3. Hazardous Materials Storage
A business fire can also be prevented by properly storing hazardous materials, flammable liquids, gas cylinders, propane, and combustibles. Material Safety Data sheets should also be available in the building. These sheets provide health and safety statistics for hazardous products. All employees should know where dangerous products are stored and how to keep themselves and others safe while using and disposing of them.
There are several ways to prevent a business fire. You can keep your business safe by establishing a fire safety team and following these tips to keep your employees and building safe from fire damage.

Protecting Your Company Against Fire Loss

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage in Santa Ana, CA

As the owner of a small business or commercial property, fire preparation is necessary. Sure, you want to protect the business from damage, but more importantly, you want to protect the people who make your business possible. While every fire restoration company in Santa Ana, CA will have a list of suggestions for making your company safer, consider four primary items.

  • Sprinkler systems
  • Extinguishes
  • Alarms
  • Evacuation plans

Sprinkler Systems

The key to avoiding significant fire damage is to stop the blaze before it gets out of control. While this is not always possible, a sprinkler system can help. However, keep in mind that you have choices when it comes to these systems. For example, if you have a large facility with multiple levels and rooms, you can choose a zoned system, which will only activate in areas with fire, keeping the rest of your building dry. You can also choose chemical methods that do not use water but instead work like fire extinguishers.


A significant part of fire preparation is ensuring you have the right amount of fire extinguishers and that each is still useful. Extinguishers need inspections, just like other vital systems. Also, fire extinguishers have different classifications, so make sure you have the right type.


While extinguishers and sprinklers are useful disaster preparation tools, an alarm system may be the best way to keep people safe. If you do not have an alarm system, then people at one end of the building may not know what is happening elsewhere, delaying evacuation times. Alarms can also be connected directly to emergency services, making response times more efficient.

Evacuation Plans

Evacuation plans are vital to the safety of your workers, customers and other individuals on site. Make sure that exit signs are visible and maps are posted. While fire preparation can sound overwhelming, you don't have to do it alone. Your local fire department or restoration service will likely happily help you out.

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Santa Ana After A Fire Damage Disaster

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration: Soot, Smoke and Odor Removal for your Santa Ana home 

Soot and smoke residues are deposited throughout the home during a fire. These odorous particles are made up of carbon alongside any number of synthetic chemicals dependent on the type of material that combusting. Often, firefighting procedures involve the use of water which can set soot into fabrics, furnishings, or mattresses. A professional service is capable of removing this soiling using their expertise to not only restore but also to prevent permanent harm.

Residents that experience fire damage in Santa Ana can rely on us to provide honest, highly trained technicians for cleanup services. SERVPRO methodology involves conducting a thorough pre-test of materials and contents that allows us to tailor our approach to the exact conditions of each property. A pre-test can reveal what type of residues we are dealing with- wet, dry, or protein-based- which in turn allows us to provide an efficient cleaning operation.

A wet smoke usually occurs in situations where a synthetic material burns slowly for a significant period. The characteristics include heavy soiling that is odorous and can wear away finishes on surfaces, paintwork, or wallpaper. SERVPRO uses patented chemical cleaning agents, some of which are corrosive, to ensure that wet smoke is removed and spreading avoided. After eradicating smoke residues, we can begin the processes of refinishing and odor control.

The rule of deodorization is to recreate the method of distribution that causes the odor in the first place. In the case of fire damage, odor particles are spread through the smoke, which travels upwards into clean air pockets before dropping to the floor once temperatures cool. SERVPRO mimic this process using vaporized deodorant solvent. Our thermal fogging equipment fumigates the property, spreading deodorant in much the same way as the odor was deposited. Unlike household air freshener, vapor deodorizers use chemical pairing agents that bond with odors and neutralize them rather than merely masking the smell.

For a tailor-made service that takes into account the type of smoke and odor present in the property, contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772.

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3 Ways a Professional Can Help Prevent Water Damage

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Regular maintenance can help prevent problems such as a clogged drain

3 Ways a Professional Can Help Prevent Water Damage

After a clogged drain at your Santa Ana, CA, business, you may have caused worry about water damage. Fortunately, with the right steps and some professional help, you may be able to mitigate potential problems. Here are a few ways a restoration service might be able to help prevent water damage to your company property.

1. Mitigation Recommendations

A local water damage restoration service may be able to look over your business space and offer recommendations as to some mitigation steps you could take to prevent water damage. These may include things such as cleaning out drainage, fixing the roof, or looking over the plumbing system for any problem areas. Taking steps before the problem happens may help prevent water damage in the first place.

2. Maintenance Help

Regular maintenance can help prevent problems such as a clogged drain. Here too it’s best to talk to a professional about if and when to use a product such as a drain cleaner, or if a potential issue is something they need to look at. A professional will be able to tell if a small maintenance need is something that could indicate a larger problem and will be able to advise you accordingly.

3. Repair Work

A restoration service like SERVPRO can help make repairs as well. This can include any sewage cleaning that may be necessary, as well as restoring areas that could leak to larger issues if not taken care of. For example parts of the plumbing system need to be fixed after a storm in order to prevent future bad weather. Fixing problems quickly can also help prevent any secondary damages that might otherwise occur.

With the help of a restoration team that clogged drain doesn’t have to lead to water damage. A professional can help make mitigation recommendations so that you know what steps may be best for protecting your business. They can also make repairs to damaged areas which can prevent further damage from occurring. It’s also a good idea to have a professional look over any plumbing needs.

Let SERVPRO Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Santa Ana

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Safety and Cleanup for Your Santa Ana Home

No one in Santa Ana wants to believe that a fire can happen to them, but they can and do unfortunately happen to many families each year. The difference between a fire becoming a tragedy for your family or something you made it through safely depends on how you prepare and plan for an event like this. There is a low percentage of families that have practiced a fire escape plan but knowing some safety steps beforehand can keep your family safe.

Fire damage in your Santa Ana home of any size is a scary event which upheaves your life. Once the flames are out, you also have to deal with whatever fire damage was left behind. A professional remediation company can assist you in doing this. When you reach out to us at SERVPRO for help, you can rest assured you are getting an experienced company who works quickly and efficiently to get your home back to how it was before the fire damage.

The first thing you should do to prepare for a possible fire is to create a plan of escape and go over it with every single family member. Walk through your home, drawing up a plan and identifying two ways out of each room. If you have younger children, calmly explain to them the effects of a house fire and what to look for in case of an emergency. They can help you draw up an escape plan, and make sure all children in the home know how to call 911 and use it correctly.

Even small fires create smoke damage which SERVPRO technicians make sure to thoroughly clean. When it comes to windows, it not only means we need to clean the glass but also the framework and any hardware which is part of the construction of the window. To remove residues from glass without streaking, we use a low-alkaline glass cleaner. A spray bottle is used to apply the product, and then a squeegee is used to remove the smoke residues.

You also should identify all exits and which ones should be taken in case of a fire. All family members need to know where to exit, plus an alternative exit. Think about any obstacles that could be in the way such as furniture or bars on the windows.

A meeting place should also be planned. It is somewhere you and your family members can meet up right after you escape the home. Have a meeting place and an alternative one as well in case the main one is not safe. Some good places include the front sidewalk or a neighbor’s house.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South understands a fire in your home in Santa Ana, or the surrounding areas is an unsettling event. We want to help you return to your normal life as soon as possible after a fire, so do not hesitate to call us at (714) 558-7772 as soon as the flames are extinguished.

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

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

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!

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

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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3 Causes of Crawl Space Flooding and How To Fix Them

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Be proactive by regularly examining your crawlspace for water, particularly after other storm damage

3 Causes of Crawl Space Flooding and How To Fix Them

Your crawl space is great for a variety of things, like storing holiday decorations and those Rollerblades you swear you’ll use again someday. Unfortunately, it’s also excellent for harboring hidden water. A home flood is just one way that water can infiltrate your crawl space. Here are three other common causes and how to detect them.

1. Dirty Gutters and Disconnected Downspouts
Your gutters and downspouts have one job: to move water away from your Santa Ana, CA, home. If your gutters are full of debris, their collected water can spill over and be delivered directly to the base of your house. Similarly, disconnected or inadvertently moved downspouts can cause water to pool near your foundation.
To keep water out of your crawl space, clean your gutters, and check on your downspouts’ placement regularly. This is especially important if you have children or pets.

2. Landscape Erosion
Over time, erosion can flatten your yard’s slope. When this happens, water no longer runs away from your foundation; instead, it can pool there and start to seep into your crawl space.
To check for grading issues, inspect your home’s perimeter, paying attention to the soil. If you spot any accumulated water or obvious depressions, it may be a sign that water’s entering your home at the site. To prevent a home flood, build the soil back up.

3. Underground Water
After a torrential rain or massive snowmelt, it’s possible for groundwater to rise and penetrate your crawl space. Damaged or clogged drains, broken pipes, and ruptured city water lines can also lead to problems with subterrestrial water. These issues are largely beyond your control, but you can be proactive by regularly examining your crawlspace for water, particularly after other storm damage. Promptly calling a water damage mitigation company can prevent underground water issues from escalating as well.
A home flood is the most obvious way that water can enter your crawl space, but it’s not the only one. Regular inspections of your home and yard can help you identify potential headaches before they become big problems. For water, you simply can’t avoid, enlist the help of an experienced restoration company.

Three Categories of Water Damage

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Three categories of water damage

Here Are The Three Categories of Water Damage

Water damage at your commercial property can be devastating. There are many possible causes such as a storm, flood, or broken pipe. As a Santa Ana, CA, business owner, it’s helpful to know the different categories of water damage in order to ensure proper cleanup, repair, and restoration. Here are the three categories of water damage.

1. Category One
Any type of water damage can lead to mold or bacteria growth. Of the three categories of water damage, category one contains the least number of contaminants. Category one damage refers to any source of clean water that has caused the damage. Examples include sink overflows or any appliance that malfunctions with water lines. Each situation is unique when water damage is involved. One of the best things you can do when you experience a water emergency is to contact a water restoration specialist. They can help you walk through the proper steps to clean and restore your business.

2. Category Two
The second category of water damage includes grey water. In comparison to clean water, grey water contains contaminants that could be harmful to humans if exposed to or consumed. Some examples of grey water in this category include toilet bowls, dishwashers, and washing machines. A broken supply line falls in this category because it’s connected to the toilet.

3. Category Three
This category is the most unsanitary because it deals with black water. Examples of black water are sewage, standing water, seawater, and water from rivers or streams. A restoration specialist will use the following steps to ensure proper cleanup:

  • Inspection
  • Water Removal
  • Drying
  • Sanitizing
  • Restoration

Even if your water damage is caused by clean water, it’s necessary to use these steps to verify that your property is clean, dry, and safe.
There are different categories of water damage. Contact a professional if your business experiences any category of water damage.

Understanding How Water Damage Is a Result of Fire Damage

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

The primary contributor to water damage is the fire hoses used during rescue operations

Three Causes Of The Resulting Flood After A Fire

Many business owners think the worst thing about surviving a fire is the fire damage to their building, but many owners underestimate the extent of water cleanup and salvaging that also occurs. Restoration companies in Santa Ana, CA, will tell you that water damage is a real threat and a natural part of the fire cleanup process. There are at least three causes of the resulting flood after a fire.

  1. Fire hoses
  2. Water lines
  3. Suppression systems

Fire Hoses

The primary contributor to water damage is the fire hoses used during rescue operations. While these tools are essential to extinguishing the flames in your property, they also push out hundreds of gallons per minute, and not all of that water will evaporate with the heat of the blaze. Most of the liquid will settle on the floors of the affected spaces, likely contributing to further damage to electronics and woodwork.

Water Lines

What material are your facility’s pipes made from? PVC may not stand a chance in a hot, prolonged fire, but copper water lines may survive. In either case, the heat from the fire is likely to cause pressure to build in the water lines. If releasing the pressure is not possible, your lines may burst, leading to an extensive water cleanup.

Suppression Systems

The fire suppression system you use can also contribute to water damage in the facility. If you have a water-based system, it automatically turns on when sensing heat. Some systems force all sprinkler heads on and others only turn on those heads in the affected areas. To control the amount of damage your building sustains, invest in a selective system.
Water cleanup is an inevitable part of fire restoration, like smoke cleanup. However, the amount of cleanup depends on the size of the fire, damage to existing water lines and the suppression system installed. If you would like to discuss fire prevention systems, contact your local fire department or disaster mitigation specialist.

How to Properly Maintain the Roof of Your Building

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

You can avoid a lot of water damage by waterproofing your roof

If you own commercial property, you know how important it is to maintain the building. This provides a comfortable, safe place for people to work. It also adds value to your investment and is an attractive option for prospective tenants. Over time, parts of the building will start to show its age and wear out. Fortunately, the roof should do its job well and last for up to 30 years or more, depending on its type. You can do your part to minimize roof damage by focusing on key repair and maintenance efforts.

Typical Causes of Problems

A roof won't last forever, especially if you neglect it. Sometimes, outside forces can cause roof damage, leaving your building vulnerable to flooding and other issues. Here are some common reasons your roof could suffer damage:

  • Severe hailstorms
  • Heavy winds damaging the roofing material
  • Heavy winds knocking trees onto the roof

Inspect Often

You may never detect wind damage or other weather-related issues for months or even years if you never bother to look at the roof. Smart building owners in Santa Ana, CA, inspect their roof at least once a year. Get on the roof during good weather and look for any signs of problems.

Repair Issues Promptly

During your inspections, if you spot damage, don't wait to address the repair needs. Whether it requires a roof rebuild or some simple updates, you need to act quickly. Procrastinating these needs can lead to roof leaks or more significant physical damage.

Waterproof It

Even small roof leaks can lead to flooding in your building. A reputable professional flood cleanup company can restore your building. However, you can avoid a lot of water damage by waterproofing your roof. Several types of products are available to stand up to rain and snow.
You can largely avoid roof damage by following these guidelines. Start today by being vigilant and diligent.

When Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

3/29/2020 (Permalink)

When does homeowners insurance cover mold damage?

Fungus growth in your Santa Ana, CA, home can be an expensive problem to fix. You may thus be wondering if your homeowners' insurance policy can offset some of this cost. The answer: It depends.

Mold Insurance Coverage

In general, your homeowners' policy will cover the cost of mold cleanup if the fungus resulted from a covered peril. Covered perils typically include sudden and accidental incidents that damage your home. Common covered perils include:

  • Frozen burst pipes
  • Accidental discharge of water from appliances or sprinklers
  • Falling objects
  • The weight of snow, ice and sleet

Mold Endorsements

Even if the mold damage didn’t result from a covered peril, you still may get some money from your insurance provider. That’s because some insurers still offer limited coverage for mold claims.
You can also ask for a mold endorsement. This is an addition to your traditional homeowners' policy.
Of course, insurance companies hate risk. Therefore, they do not want to cover homes that have an increased chance of fungus growth. If your house is old or has a history of mold issues, the insurer may charge you more for a mold endorsement.
Just because you have mold coverage, however, doesn’t mean the insurance company will accept your claim. The insurer may not cover your loss unless you took proper steps to limit the buildup of mold in your home.

Mold Prevention

Mold relies on humid air and moisture. To prevent the insurer from denying your claim, you need to lower the humidity levels in your home as much as possible. You also should ventilate frequently wet areas such as the bathroom and laundry room. Finally, any water damage should be cleaned up right away.
Fungus growth is not always covered by a home insurance policy. Even if you do have mold insurance, it may be capped at a certain amount. To find out whether your policy covers mold damage, you should contact your insurance adjuster. You can also speak to your local mold remediation specialists.

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is performing all cleanup and bioremediation in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

• Kitchen/Food Areas

• Bathrooms

• Schools/Classrooms

• Offices

• Retail Spaces

• Water Fountains

• Shelving/Racks

• Sales Counters

• Carpets and Rugs

• Stair Handrails

• Elevator Cars

• Playground Equipment

• Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus.

Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South (714) 558-7772




Remover el Agua Suena Simple Pero No Lo Es!

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

En SERVPRO of Santa Ana, estamos disponibles 24/7 para responder a su llamada de emergencia por daños causados por el agua.

La Eliminación y Restauración de Daños Causados Por el Agua en su Hogar de Santa Ana Pueden Evitar Daños Mayores

A pesar de las tasas de interés más bajas, ser propietario de una casa representa una inversión significativa para la mayoría de las personas. Requiere una atención cuidadosa a sus finanzas y una selección aún más cuidadosa de la propiedad que sea adecuada para usted. Puede llevar meses encontrar su nueva casa y dar paso a las alegrías de ser dueño de su hogar. Sin embargo, para mantener su hogar en buen estado, debe estar atento a cualquier percance, incluyendo las filtraciones y fugas de agua.  Es casi garantizado que los propietarios se verán con la necesidad de un equipo professional para los servicios de eliminación de agua, y saber a quién llamar es clave para cuidar su hogar.

SERVPRO es la respuesta a sus necesidades de eliminación de agua cuando vive en Santa Ana. Nuestro equipo de confianza está disponible las 24 horas para responder a su emergencia, lo que nos convierte en un miembro invaluable de su equipo de protección del hogar. Cuando se produce el evento, el origen del agua, así como el tiempo que permanece estancada, juegan un papel esencial en los riesgos asociados con el suceso. Nuestros técnicos se capacitan para comprender el alcance de los daños y tomar las medidas adecuadas basadas en su experiencia en la industria. 

La eliminación de agua no es tan simple como parece, y es por eso que un equipo professional es su mejor recurso. Muchos piensan que la extracción de agua es suficiente para controlar la situación. En realidad, el manejo de los niveles de humedad es la clave de un tratamiento de restauración efectivo. Los técnicos de SERVPRO utilizan herramientas industriales para la medición de los niveles de humedad y para regresarlos a la normalidad.  Después de lograr este paso, se centran en el tratamiento para prevenir la propagación de microbios en su hogar. Para desinfectar, aplicamos desinfectantes aprobados por la EPA y nos enfocamos en tratar cada superficie individualmente de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de cada solución desinfectante. Cuando aplicamos productos desinfectantes, incluimos subsuelos, paredes y cualquier otra superficie en riesgo de convertirse en un lugar propicio para la multiplicación de bacterias. A lo largo de este proceso, garantizamos la seguridad de nuestro equipo y de su familia evitando el contacto humano con los productos y permitiendo un amplio tiempo antes de darle la bienvenida de nuevo a su hogar.

SERVPRO of  Santa Ana South es un aliado para todos los propietarios de la zona. Estamos disponibles llamando al (714) 558-7772 a cualquier hora del día. Con nuestra ayuda, su hogar está protegido mientras nos enfocamos en devolverlo a su estado original. Juntos trabajaremos para que su casa luzca como si nada hubiera sucedido.

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We Get You Back In Business In Santa Ana After A Fire

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Our trained experts arrive right away and begin fire damage restoration in your home. We are available 24/7 to offer our experience and expertise.

Combating Challenges that a Commercial Fire Damage Incident in Santa Ana Presents to A Convention Center

Fire can be devastating primarily when a major incident affects a property. Even after minor incidents, the damage sustained can have long-term implications for the structure or for the occupants who enter the building. If improperly handled, commercial fire damage in a convention can lead to several issues that end up affecting normal business operations later.

A commercial fire damage incident in Santa Ana is likely to involve heavy smoke residues because of the materials burnt. Synthetic materials such as foam and plastic in items such as mattresses, chairs, and other accessories in the convention center produce thick smoke when burnt. Although such residues adhere mostly to surfaces, they can also reach into hidden areas where they can continue causing problems long after the fire incident is resolved. Our SERVPRO technicians take time to clean easily accessible surfaces as well as the hidden areas to prevent any long-term problems.

When people spend time at a convention center, they expect pristine conditions and a relaxing environment to conduct their business. If traces of soot and other smoke residues remain hidden within the structure, it is challenging to guarantee such conditions. The residues can dislodge from the hidden areas and then circulate the premises through air movements. Smoke residue particles in the air can cause respiratory issues or irritation to the eyes and skin. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning methods that address all hidden residues. Apart from dry sponge cleaning, we also vacuum or use compressed air cleaners on fire damaged areas to help remove residues from hidden crevices.

Smoke can easily find a way into the HVAC system, especially if it is on during the fire. Residue deposits in the ventilation system can lead to unending problems to the indoor air quality. Our crews can help inspect and clean up the HVAC system if disassembly is not necessary. In case there are sections of the duct system that we cannot clean, we apply other solutions such as duct sealing to prevent problems.

Minor issues that develop after a fire can ruin the reputation of your business. Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 to help with cleanup, making it, "Like it never even happened."

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Water Removal Sounds Simple, but it Requires Specialized Services

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Santa Ana, we are always ready to be deployed at a moment's notice.

Thorough Water Damage Removal and Restoration in Your Santa Ana Home Can Prevent Further Damage

Despite lower interest rates, owning a home represents a significant investment for most people.  It requires careful attention to your finances and an even more careful selection of the property that is just right for you.  It can take months to find your new house and to give way to the joys of homeownership. However, to keep your home in good shape, you need to be vigilant of any accidental mishaps, including leaks.  Almost inevitably, homeowners face the need of a professional team for water removal services, and knowing whom to call is key to taking care of your home.

SERVPRO is the answer to your water removal needs in Santa Ana.  Our reputable team is available around the clock to respond to your emergency, making us an invaluable member of your home protection team.  When water damage occurs, the nature of the leaking water, as well as the time it is left standing both play an essential role in the risks associated with the water event.  Our technicians train in understanding the scope of damage and taking appropriate action based on their expertise.

Water removal is not as simple as it sounds, which is why a professional team is your best resource.  Many think that water extraction is sufficient to get the situation under control. In reality, the management of moisture levels is at the heart of effective restoration treatment.  SERVPRO technicians utilize industry-grade measuring tools to achieve proper levels of humidity. Following this milestone, they focus on treatment that thwarts the spread of microbes throughout your home.  To disinfect, we apply EPA-approved disinfectants and focus on treating each surface individually according to the application guidelines for each disinfecting solution.  When we apply disinfectant products, we include subfloors, walls, and any other surface at risk of becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.  Throughout this process, we ensure the safety of our team as well as your family by avoiding human contact with the products and allowing ample time before welcoming you back into your home.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is an ally to all homeowners in the area. We are available by calling (714) 558-7772 around the clock.  With our help, your home is protected as we focus on leaving it in tip-top shape. Together, the water event is “Like it never even happened.”

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El Fuego De Tu Vecino Se Ha Convertido En Tu Problema

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

No dejes que tu edificio se vea afectado por daños de fuego secundarios. Llama a SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Ofrece Servicios Rápidos Después de que El Fuego y Los Olores Hayan Afectado Su Negocio en Santa Ana

Servir a la comunidad de Santa Ana es parte de la misión de su negocio. Ya sea que tenga una clínica dental, un centro de rehabilitación física o una guardería, su enfoque está en sus clientes y en mantener el negocio funcionando en condiciones óptimas. Por lo tanto, cuando una empresa vecina se incendia, debe preocuparse por el impacto que pueda tener en sus instalaciones y tomar medidas para restaurar cualquier daño que llegue a usted. Incluso cuando el fuego no está directamente en su tienda, puede haber suficiente humo y cenizas viajando a través de sistemas de ventilación compartidos para dejar un residuo en su local.

Cuando necesite servicios professionales para borrar la evidencia de daños por incendio en su negocio en Santa Ana, SERVPRO es su aliado. Nuestros técnicos están calificados para restaurar su negocio después de daños por incendio aplicando las mejores prácticas de la industria y tecnología avanzada para deshacerse de su rastros. Ya sea que su problema más importante sea el hollín aferrado a sus muebles o el olor invisible que impregna su espacio, nuestro equipo tiene soluciones y equipos para hacer que las llamas sean cosa del pasado.

Limpiar sus muebles y accesorios para eliminar el hollín no es una tarea sencilla. Algunos dueños de negocios aplican soluciones de limpieza sin darse cuenta de que su naturaleza abrasiva daña aún más la superficie, creando un problema aún mayor. En SERVPRO, sabemos tener en cuenta la naturaleza y la composición de cada artículo y limpiarlo en consecuencia. Al apuntar a cada solución de limpieza, evitamos más daños y protegemos sus pertenencias.

Atacar el olor a fuego también requiere un enfoque preciso. Algunos espacios pueden requerir técnicas de neutralización para eliminar el olor, pero los casos más extremos pueden necesitar equipos como un generador de ozono. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO tiene a su disposición una amplia gama de opciones para manejar la partículas de olor que ofenden su sentido del olfato. 

El daño por incendio se puede sentir en su negocio incluso si el fuego no ocurrió dentro de sus paredes. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South está a una llamada telefónica para ayudarlo a recuperarse lo antes posible. Llámenos al (714) 558-7772 y permítanos dejar su negocio "Como que nada hubiera pasado."

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Santa Ana Fire Damaged Home Have You Feeling Down? SERVPRO Can Pick Up Your Spirits!

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Uses Millions of Tiny Bubbles--Ultrasonic Cleaning--to Preserve Your Santa Ana Home's Contents and Keepsakes

Accurate Assessment and Fire Removal Restoration for Santa Ana Residents

Fire Removal Santa Ana
Sifting through debris after a property fire can be an emotional challenge for many residents. Our houses are often built up over several years with sentimental items like photographs or furniture and valuables creating the home. Fires can be devastating in respect of losing those items that make our house a home. But with modern technology, many aspects of soot or smoke soiling is restorable to a preloss condition. Being able to assess which items are salvageable and which are not accurately is a crucial aspect of home restoration after a fire.

Our services include fire removal for Santa Ana residents. This job involves taking and disposing of non-salvageable materials from the property at a designated waste facility. It may also include the removal of any residual staining from surfaces, walls, and ceilings. Usually, non-salvageable items are ones that show severe material damage. Items like curtains, fabrics, books, or papers frequently sustain too much harm to be restorable. However, denser items such as wood furnishings or metal fixtures can return in good condition following SERVPRO fire restoration.

Light fittings, drapery rods, metal balustrades, and other dense items can benefit from SERVPRO immersion cleaning. Immersion cleaning requires items that are resilient enough to submerge fully into a cleaning solution. Our ultrasonic machines resonate with high-frequency soundwaves into the immersion tanks. These soundwaves create millions of bubbles that burst against dense items creating both heat and pressure. The item inside the immersion tank is resilient enough to withstand heat and pressures, while thick set stains are not. SERVPRO immersion cleaning is possible both on and off-site for specific materials and fittings.

While we do our utmost to ensure that your home is returned to its preloss condition, we cannot guarantee it for all items. Porous textures tend to suffer significant harm and are often too damaged or fragile to restore. Our technicians can place any debris into double-sealed bags to transport out of the property. By sealing bags in the affected area, we can ensure that soots does not spread into previously unaffected areas of the home. We can take any materials with us at the end of the service for disposal.

Professional restorers can quickly and accurately assess salvageable or non-salvageable materials after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 now.

SERVPRO Offers Fast Restoration after Fire and Odors Have Affected Your Business in Santa Ana

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Don't Let Your Santa Ana Profits Go Up in Flames! Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup and Odor Control

Your Neighbor's Santa Ana Fire Has Become Your Problem

Serving the Santa Ana community is part of the reason for being in business. Whether you own a dental practice, a physical rehabilitation facility, or a daycare center, your focus is on your clients and keeping the business running in optimal conditions. So when a neighboring business catches on fire, you need to worry about the impact it may have on your premises and take steps to restore any damage that makes its way to you. Even when the fire is not directly in your shop, there may be enough smoke and ashes traveling through shared ventilation systems to leave a residue for you to address.

When you need professional services to erase all signs of fire damage to your business in Santa Ana, SERVPRO is the best place to call. Our technicians are qualified to restore your premises after fire damage by applying industry best practices and advanced technology to get rid of its traces. Whether your most significant issue is the soot clinging to your furniture, or the invisible smell permeating your space, our crew has solutions and equipment to make the fire a thing of the past.

Cleaning your furniture and fixtures to remove soot is not a simple task. Some business owners apply cleaning solutions without realizing that their abrasive nature damages the surface even further, creating an even bigger problem. At SERVPRO, we know to take into account the nature and composition of each item and clean it accordingly. By targeting each cleaning solution, we avoid more damage and protect your belongings.  

Tackling the smell of fire also requires a mindful approach. Some spaces may require odor neutralizing techniques to get rid of the smell, but more extreme cases may need equipment like an ozone generator to help get rid of the odor. Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal a wide array of odor management options to make sure your business does not suffer because of the neighboring fire.

Fire damage could be felt in your business even if the fire did not happen within your walls. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is a phone call away to help you recover as soon as possible. Call us at (714) 558-7772 and allow us to leave your shop "Like it never even happened."

Esa Mancha Siempre Ha Estado Alli?

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Deje que SERVPRO descubra sus próximos pasos para proteger la integridad estructural de su hogar.

Podemos Ayudarlo a Encontrar Daños por Agua Incluso Cuando No Se da Cuenta Que Lo Tienes

La construcción de su casa puede ser vieja o nueva, pero siempre es susceptible a que se dañe una tubería o algún electrodoméstico.  Aunque suenen como fallas simples, las consecuencias de una filtración de agua pueden ser fatales para la estructura de su hogar. Aún más, puede pasar mucho tiempo antes de que usted detecte la fuga.  A veces sospechamos de la filtración al recibir la factura del agua, o nos alerta un olor extraño. Otras veces observamos una mancha en la pared o techo que parece crecer por minuto. Independientemente de la causa, servicios de remoción de agua son esenciales para subsanar el incidente.

Si usted se encuentra en la necesidad de contratar técnicos de remoción de agua en Santa Ana, comuníquese con SERVPRO lo antes posible.  Nuestro equipo está disponible las 24 horas del día para servirle, aun cuando la filtración no sea nueva. Nuestra cuadrilla experta puede ayudarle a descifrar cuáles son los siguientes pasos a seguir para proteger la estructura de su hogar y la salud de su familia, usted tan solo tiene que llamar.

En SERVPRO, nos enorgullecemos de contar con técnicos de remoción de agua expertos en su área, que pueden evaluar el daño y determinar cuál método de extracción es más efectivo para usted en particular.  Con frecuencia utilizamos una combinación de equipo incluyendo circuladores de aire, deshumidificadores, calentadores, y ventiladores. Para algunos trabajos utilizamos bombas y varillas extractoras para alcanzar rincones y esquinas y asi evitar dejar algún lugar desatendido.  Si el daño requiere reparaciones adicionales de parte de contratistas, coordinamos lo necesario para que ellos puedan entrar a hacer su trabajo y juntos minimicemos el costo en tiempo y dinero de sus reparaciones.

No subestime el poder de una filtración de agua.  SERVPRO of Santa Ana South se especializa en trabajos de todos los tamaños y puede ayudarlo a descubrir daños que usted ni siquiera sabía que existían.  Usted solo tiene que llamarnos al (714) 558-7772 y dejarnos trabajar hasta que su casa luzca como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Has that Spot Always Been There in Your Santa Ana home?

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO figure out your next steps to protect the structural integrity of your Santa Ana home.

Santa Ana we can help discover water damage you did not even realize is present.

Whether the construction of your home is old or new, pipes can leak, and appliances can malfunction.  As simple as this sounds, the implications of water seeping into structural elements can be quite devastating.  Furthermore, it may take us a while to even notice the leak. Sometimes our water bill points it out to us, or there is an odd smell in your home.  Other times you may detect a spot on a wall or ceiling that grows at an alarming rate. Regardless of the source, water removal services are an integral part of maintaining your home safe.

If you find yourself needing water removal services in Santa Ana, you should reach out to SERVPRO as soon as possible.  Our team is available around the clock to serve your needs, whether your water incident is recent or you just discovered it.  Our expert crew can help you figure out your next steps to protect the structural integrity of your home as well as the health of your family; all you need to do is call.

At SERVPRO, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our water restoration technicians (WRT), who can appraise the damage and determine which water extraction and drying method works best in your home.  Very often, we use a combination of equipment, which may include air circulators, dehumidifiers, heaters, and fans.  For some jobs, we may resort to the use of pumps and wand extractors to access hard to reach places and ensure a thorough job.  If the damage requires additional repairs from general contractors or other building specialists, we coordinate with you to leave the area ready for them, thus mitigating the time and money you spend on restoring your home.

Do not underestimate the power of water leaks.  SERVPRO of Santa Ana South specializes in jobs of all sizes and can help discover damage you did not even realize existed.  All you need to do is reach out to us at (714) 558-7772 and let us work for you until your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

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Santa Ana Property Suffering from Fire Damage and Smoky Odors? Don't Hesitate--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration!

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Help with We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, to mitigate fire damage and odor removal in Santa Ana Homes

Why Call SERVPRO for Professional Fire Damage Mitigation in Santa Ana?

Nobody thinks that a fire can ravage their Santa Ana property until it happens. When it comes to disasters like fire and subsequent water damage from dousing the flames, working with highly-trained professionals is the only way to ensure you have the best possible outcome.

For help with fire damage in Santa Ana, your local SERVPRO team is the number one answer. You can contact us at any time, 24/7, and we can schedule a team to come to your property as soon as possible to perform a full assessment.

Time is of the Essence
Fires happen in a flash, which means they need a prompt response from first responders to the scene. Once the fire is fully extinguished and fire personnel has given approval, SERVPRO technicians assess the situation so that the insurance process and mitigation can get underway. We take pictures and hold them for you and your insurance adjuster to establish a firm understanding of the task ahead.

Professional Cleanup
Water saturation present after extinguishing the blaze must be addressed with specialized techniques. We remove standing water using pumps and vacuums, and then any materials damaged beyond the point of saving. SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging equipment to locate any lingering moisture to ensure that before any rebuilding of fire-damaged materials occurs, there is a small chance of microbial growth.

Cleaning after fire damage means taking care of visible remnants of the fire as well as addressing lingering odors by purifying the air. Homeowners are quite often shocked at the amount of residue and odors that even the smallest fire can leave behind. These offending smells cling to drapes, upholstery, and other materials that allow the odors to hang on well after the cleanup process is underway. SERVPRO technicians utilize deodorizing pellets or employ the use of thermal foggers as well as hydroxyl generators, as needed, to work on even the toughest odors.

Do you still need help with professional fire damage mitigation? SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is available to start on your restoration project so that we can make it look “Like it never even happened.” All you have to do is give us a call at (714) 558-7772, and we can be there to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ultimate Solution to Water Damage Remediation in Santa Ana 

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

Condensation in your attic and the resulting water damage and possibility of mold is always lurking.  Contact SERVPRO right away.

Removing Water from Attic Flooring in Santa Ana Homes

Cooling Santa Ana homes throughout the better part of the year is a focal point of comfortable living in Orange County. Considering that the residential areas in and around the city are home to several million residents, effective space management for constructed homes is vital. As such, air conditioning units have often gotten installed in unfinished basements instead of attached to the exterior of the property on the ground floor.  

With a condensation-generating appliance upstairs in the attic, the threat of water damage to Santa Ana homes is more probable than many property owners might believe. There are multiple reasons that a larger air conditioning unit could cause water damage to your house. Failure to recognize this problem quickly can allow leaking water to spread throughout the attic area and even into the floors below.

The most common reason that air conditioning units in the attic can begin to leak to the point of causing water damage in the house is a clogged condensate drain line. If this drain gets blocked with dirt, debris, or anything else, the water has nowhere to go but the floor surrounding the unit. While this is not an immediately devastating concern, steady and consistent use of the air conditioning unit continues to produce more water that leaks out onto the flooring.

Our SERVPRO team can arrive with sophisticated detection tools to help identify the moisture threats that exist and work on drying them out. While fixing the issues with the air conditioners are the top priority, we must utilize specialized tools like drying mats and the positive pressure cavity drying systems to pull water from the planks of any wood flooring before decay and degradation begin.

As challenging as it might initially be to identify a leak in your air conditioning unit that threatens structural elements in your home, our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South team can help. Our infrared imagery and probing tools can indicate the severity of the damage and work to both dry up the damage and repair wood supports, rafters, and plank affected by persistent moisture exposure. Give us a call today at (714) 558-7772.

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

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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

10/27/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Me Quedo o Me Voy?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Confíe en nuestro equipo para restaurar su casa de daños por inundaciones.

Diga No a Las Inundaciones y Diga sí a La Restauración de SERVPRO

Vivir en Santa Ana significa vigilar de cerca a la madre naturaleza. Como dueños de casa, estamos permanentemente en alerta a las condiciones del tiempo y preparándonos para sus efectos. Fuegos, inundaciones y vientos amenazan a nuestra región y el estar preparado ya no es opcional; es indispensable. Servicios professionales que ayuden a la restauración de su casa en Santa Ana están presentes en la ciudad, y saber a quién llamar es la primera línea de defensa.

Imagínese por un minuto que hay daños por inundaciones en su casa en Santa Ana. Con muy poca advertencia, las aguas contaminadas entran por sus puertas, dejando a su paso daños visibles. Por encima de los daños tangibles, usted puede estar ciego a las bacterias contenidas en el agua. Por suerte, nuestro técnicos especializados de SERVPRO entrenan específicamente para situaciones como la suya, y estamos listos para atacar los daños tangible e intangibles que amenazan a su casa y su familia.

Una de las primeras decisiones que debe tomar en caso de inundación es su permanencia en la casa. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO puede aconsejarle al sugerir distintas estrategias para el proceso de restauración. Por ejemplo, nuestro equipo puede recomendar una mudanza parcial si es que hay un área de la casa que no haya sido afectada. De ser asi, podemos limpiar sus pertenencias y almacenarlas en esta sección mientras trabajamos. De lograrlo, podríamos reducir el número de veces que sus objetos son manipulados, lo que a su vez reduce la probabilidad de daños subsecuentes. Sin embargo, si esta transferencia demora la extracción de agua y el proceso de secado, procedemos a limpiarlos en otro momento. El objetivo principal es eliminar el agua lo más pronto posible.

Daños por inundación pueden ser abrumadores, pero nuestro equipo de SERVPRO of Santa Ana South esta aquí para ayudar. Nuestro entrenamiento y experiencia vienen al rescate y nos ayudan a dividir el proceso de restauración en pasos concretos y efectivos. Confíe en nosotros y llámenos al (714) 558-7772 para que juntos dejemos su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Cuándo es el Momento Correcto Para Llamar a Un Profesional Para Remover El Agua?

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

No importa cuánta agua haya en su piso, nuestro equipo tiene el equipo para extraerla.

SERVPRO Dice Contáctenos Para La Restauración de Daños por Agua en Su Propiedad de Santa Ana

Los dueños de casa suelen preguntarse si su trabajo de remoción de agua requiere atención professional o si es algo que pueden hacer ellos mismos.  Algunas filtraciones parecen ser menores aun cuando en realidad causan daño significativo. Las dos variables más relevantes al evaluar el alcance del proyecto son la naturaleza del agua que se ha filtrado en su casa y la cantidad de agua filtrada.  Inclusive el pozo más pequeño puede convertirse en un criadero de moho, o puede debilitar la estructura de su casa si se deja desatendido.

Afortunadamente, si usted vive en Santa Ana, sus necesidades de remoción de agua pueden ser atendidas por SERVPRO. Es importante saber que ante esta situación no es suficiente traer equipo y dejarlo funcionar un par de días. Una restauración concienzuda implica la aplicación del marco teórico de la extracción y secado de un ambiente a la vez que la tecnología apoya los esfuerzos.  Utilizando los principios de psicrometría, nuestro equipo monitorea la calidad del aire en su hogar mientras restauramos los niveles óptimos de humedad.

Generalmente, una tubería rota o un desperfecto en un electrodoméstico son las principales razones por las que usted necesita un servicio de remoción de agua.  A diferencia de una inundación, el agua filtrada en estos eventos no contiene contaminantes. Es esta característica la que permite que nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO puedan salvar elementos como alfombras y tapicería a pesar de estar impregnados de agua.  Inclusive cuando sus muebles se abomban o destiñen a consecuencia del agua, nuestros técnicos pueden intentar recuperarlos. En caso de duda, nuestro técnico consulta con usted y juntos determinan los pasos a seguir, teniendo en cuenta los costos asociados con la restauración o el reemplazo.  Este intercambio es esencial para completar un trabajo de alta calidad enfocado en minimizar sus pérdidas lo más posible.

La ayuda professional para remoción de agua siempre es la respuesta correcta.  Independientemente del tamaño de su emergencia, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South está aquí para guiarlo.  Solo llame al (714) 558-7772 y déjenos acompañarlo en la restauración de su hogar. Juntos lograremos dejarlo como que nada hubiera pasado.  

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SERVPRO Says Contact Us for Great Water Damage Restoration for Your Santa Ana Property

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

The Green Fleet Answer to Why SERVPRO Is a Premier Water Damage Restoration Company in the Santa Ana Area

When Is the Right Time to Call a Professional Water Removal Service for Your Santa Ana Home?

Homeowners often wonder if water removal jobs require professional attention or if it is something they can do by themselves.  Some water leaks appear minor when, in reality, they cause significant damage.  The two most relevant variables in assessing the scope of the job at hand are the nature of the water invading your home and the amount of water released.  Even the smallest puddle can become a breeding ground for mold, or it can slowly weaken the structure of your home if left unattended.

Thankfully, if you are in Santa Ana, your water removal questions are quickly answered by our SERVPRO team.  As you face the water event in your home, it is essential to know that complete restoration is not only about bringing a couple of machines into your home and letting them operate for a few days.  A trained water restoration technician (WRT) understands the theory behind the extraction and drying process and uses technology to support his efforts.  Using psychrometry principles, our team monitors the air in your home as we go about restoring humidity levels.

For the most part, water removal services follow a leak caused by a broken pipe or by the malfunction of an appliance.  In contrast to floodwaters, the water released by these events does not generally contain harmful bacteria.  Its clean nature allows our SERVPRO crew to salvage elements such as carpet and upholstery even when they are soaked. Likewise, when your furniture swells or bleeds after being exposed to water, our WRT can attempt to restore your property to its original condition.  When in doubt, the technician consults with the homeowner and determines action steps based on a cost comparison of restoration versus replacement.  This interaction is essential in completing a quality job and reducing your losses as much as possible.

Professional advice is always the right answer to your water removal needs.  Regardless of the size of your damaging water event, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is here to guide you.  Just call our 24-hour line at (714) 558-7772 and let us work with you in restoring your home.  Together we can leave it, "Like it never even happened."

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¿Es Mejor Dejar Los Servicios de Eliminación de Agua a Los Profesionales?

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Tenemos el entrenamiento y la experiencia para manejar su emergencia de daños por agua.

Es la Remoción de Agua Un Proyecto Para Profesionales?

Cuando vemos televisión nos sentimos listos para remodelar nuestro hogar sin ayuda professional.  De acuerdo a los programas más populares, un buen plan y un buen socio son la clave del éxito en mantener toda la casa, desde su construcción hasta la jardinería.  Sin duda hay muchos proyectos ideales para el propietario común, pero hay otros en los que un equipo professional es esencial. Remover agua acumulada, por ejemplo, es uno de esos proyectos que es mejor con ayuda especializada.  Las consecuencias de no remover el agua por completo son muy riesgosas y pueden ser dañinas para su familia y su salud.

En Santa Ana, los propietarios cuentan con SERVPRO para servicios de remoción de agua.  Nuestro equipo entrena bajo la tutela de expertos de la industria para estar a la vanguardia de los equipos y técnicas más innovadoras en nuestra rama.  Es precisamente esa preparación teórica, aunada con la experiencia de campo, la que nos hace destacarnos. Cuando nuestra cuadrilla llega a su casa usted puede estar seguro que los expertos lo van a guiar en cada paso del proceso.

Uno de los peligros de un trabajo mal hecho es que pueden quedar depósitos de agua ocultos entre las cavidades de las paredes o debajo de sus pisos.  Esta humedad invita a moho y bacteria, los cuales se multiplican en estas condiciones. Cuando nuestro equipo de SERVPRO inspecciona su hogar, utilizamos tecnología infrarroja e higrómetros para detectar acumulaciones de agua aunque no sean evidentes a simple vista.  Utilizando equipo especializado de extracción (bombas, varillas, deshumidificadores, aire caliente, etc.), metódicamente evaluamos cada rincón de su hogar hasta que los niveles de humedad regresen a la normalidad.

Aun cuando SERVPRO es su mejor recurso para la remoción de agua, los propietarios tienen un papel muy importante.  Lo más crucial que usted puede hacer es el mantenimiento preventivo. Si de repente observa un incremento en el consumo de agua, tome todos los pasos necesarios en identificar y controlar la filtración, seguido de una llamada a SERVPRO para asegurarse que la humedad no ha saturado sus paredes y fundaciones, comprometiendo la estructura de su casa.

SERVPRO of  Santa Ana South está listo para ayudarlo independientemente del volumen de agua que tenga que remover. Solo llámenos al (714) 558-7772 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Santa Ana Home After A Water Damage Disaster

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

We employ the latest technology like this state-of-the-art water detection device to locate and measure the moisture content .

Quick Tips to Save Time on Water Restoration in Santa Ana

Everyone wants to save money when they can, and when disasters strike your Santa Ana home, this frugality can be more critical than ever. One of the best methods to save on the cost of the restoration that your home needs when facing substantial water loss incidents is to do what you can safely to reduce the time that professional technicians spend returning your property to preloss condition. While we can help our customers with every aspect of restoration and recovery that their house needs, we also want to help keep residents informed about what they can do to help when they want.

Aspects like water removal in Santa Ana homes can often require specialized equipment that our SERVPRO professionals arrive with when they get dispatched to a damaged address. Our team members have multiple levels of extraction tools from handheld options that are ideal for smaller volumes of standing water to full-size extractor trucks that roll out with our Green Fleet. No matter the severity of the situation, we have the right tool for the job. There are ways that you can help while our team is still in route, however.

  • Shut Off the Water – One of the biggest issues with substantial loss incidents is when the water flow does not cease until our team members first arrive. With significant breaches in plumbing or fixtures, hundreds, or even thousands of gallons of water can spread through the affected areas of your property within this time. Find the shutoff valve for the damaged appliance or the entire household and stop the flow of water.
  • Gather Contents – Our SERVPRO team arrives with competent content management professionals that can assess the damage and potential risks to your belongings from the loss incident. By removing some of the valuable items and keepsakes from the damage path, you can prevent situations where possessions become unsalvageable. 
  • Clear Out the Affected Areas - If you know where the bulk of the water damage restoration work has to occur, anticipate the need to bring multiple machines through your home to this affected point. Many of these recovery tools are large, which makes having a cleared path time saving for our technicians.

There are no ways to predict when water loss incidents can occur, but our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South can help you to restore these effects when they exist. Give us a call anytime at (714) 558-7772.

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Find Out Now What You Should Do For Fast Water Damage Remediation For Your Santa Ana Business

8/4/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage take over your Santa Ana business. Call the remediation specialists at SERVPRO today.

Bar Owners in Santa Ana should get in Touch with Out of Hours Restorers for Commercial Water Removal

Our commercial restoration services incorporate out of hours technicians that can be extremely useful for bar managers here in Santa Ana South. Water spills can be the result of an overworked plumbing system finally giving in, or a human error that is only discovered late into the night. When the presence of water in your commercial property may cause further damage if left overnight, contact us right away to arrange for an on-call water restoration technician.  

When your business needs out of hours of commercial water removal here in Santa Ana, the first thing you should do is contact us on our emergency line. We operate twenty-four hours a day for our commercial clients and can dispatch a technician to your property with the equipment to quickly rectify the situation. Depending on the scale of the task at hand, we may need to mobilize sizable truck-mounted water extractors or a team of SERVPRO technicians, so the sooner you call us, the sooner we can get to work clearing and drying your property. 

In some situations, water in your property may become contaminated. These issues are particularly prevalent in washroom related emergencies. Our technicians are trained to thoroughly disinfect the area and get rid of contaminated materials that could become a health concern. Using a combination of pumping systems and water extractors SERVPRO can safely transfer large amounts of water from your property into a nearby sewer point or storage tank. 

Water-related incidents can often carry with them malodors, which may affect your business reputation. The fastest method of eliminating odor is by cleaning and drying the area. When this is not successful, we can use water-based ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to fumigate the affected area or the entire structure, ready for customers to arrive the next day.   

Bars are vulnerable to out of hours water emergencies, contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 for specialist commercial restorers. 

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Una Pequeña Apertura Puede Ser un Gran Problema

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

¿Las tormentas recientes causaron que lloviera dentro de su hogar? ¡Llame a SERVPRO of Santa Ana South para secar rápidamente su hogar!

Daños por Inundación en Casas en Santa Ana

Vientos y tormentas han atravesado California en los últimos años. Todos hemos visto la devastación que han dejado y hemos observado con temor como viviendas enteras son arrasadas por los elementos climáticos. Sin embargo, el daño por inundación no siempre implica pérdida total de su casa. Frecuentemente una ventana rota o un agujero en el techo puede abrirle paso a las aguas y toda la contaminación que traen consigo. 

 Si su casa en Santa Ana sufre de daños por inundación, usted debe actuar rápidamente. SERVPRO opera continuamente para poder responder a su emergencia lo más pronto posible. Lo único que usted debe hacer es llamar a nuestro equipo de expertos. Nuestros técnicos de restauración de agua son certificados por el Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) para aplicar las últimas técnicas disponibles en la industria. Nuestra preparación académica, junto con la experiencia laboral, nos permite priorizar nuestras acciones y actuar de la manera correspondiente. 

 Mientras espera nuestra llegada, procure aislar el área afectada lo más posible. Plásticos y otros materiales impermeables pueden ayudar a crear una barrera para que el daño no se extienda a otras partes de su hogar. Al llegar, nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO inspecciona el daño y se deshace de cualquier material que no pueda ser restaurado- usualmente esto incluye tapicería, textiles y otros materiales absorbentes. Mover estos objetos contribuye a evitar la proliferación de bacteria que acompaña a la inundación

Para extraer agua de su hogar y restaurar los niveles de húmedas, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO escoge uno o varios de sus equipos industriales. Estos pueden incluir – 

-Circuladores de Aire 


-Extractores de varita 

-Aspiradores para agua 


 Al aplicar estas mejores prácticas, podemos eliminar restos de agua y comenzar a desinfectar su hogar para mitigar el riesgo de complicaciones futuras. 

Ninguna inundación es muy grande o muy chica para SERVPRO de Santa Ana South. Llámenos al (714) 558-7772 y permítanos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Professionals Give Tips to Dry Flood Damaged Homes in Santa Ana

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Did the recent storms cause it to rain inside your home? Call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South to quickly dry your home!

A Small Opening for a Big Problem 

Wind and storms have made their way through California often in the last couple of years. We have all seen the devastation left in their wake and have fearfully watched entire homes being carried away by the elements. However, flood damage does not always imply the total loss of your home. Very often, a shattered window or broken roof becomes the opening for floodwater to enter your home, bringing debris and pollution with it. 

If flood damage reaches your Santa Ana home, you must be ready to act quickly. SERVPRO operates around the clock so we can respond to your emergency as soon as it happens; all you need to do is call our expert team. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to apply the latest remediation techniques available to the industry. Our academic preparation, coupled with our field experience, lets us identify top priorities and act accordingly. 

Before we arrive at your home, you may want to isolate the water-filled area as much as possible. Plastic sheeting or other impermeable material can help create a divide, so damage does not extend to other parts of your home. Upon arrival, our SERVPRO crew inspects the damage and disposes of any non-salvageable materials; typically carpeting, upholstery, or other materials that soak up water. Moving these items out of your home helps curtail the proliferation of bacteria brought in by the flooding. 

To extract water from your home and restore humidity levels, our SERVPRO team can use one or several industry-grade tools. These may include- 

- Air circulators 

- Dehumidifiers

- Wand extractors

- Wet/dry vacuums 

- Hygrometers 

By applying industry best practices, we can eliminate water remains and proceed to disinfect your home while mitigating the risk of future damage. 

No flood is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Santa Ana South. Just give us a call at (714) 558-7772 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

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Santa Ana Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Profestional Cleanup and Restoration Services

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Serious Restoration and Rebuild Needed for Your Santa Ana Property after Fire, Mold, Water, or Storm Damage? SERVPRO Is There!

Restoration Services Our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South Team Offers

While we can appreciate much of the sunny climates and favorable weather conditions year-round in Santa Ana and its surrounding regions, there are also ever-present risks that homeowners and business management must remain prepared to face. As trying as disasters and emergencies can be for your property, these are also areas of expertise for our experienced SERVPRO professionals. We can address the consequences of devastating water, fire, mold, and storm loss incidents to your home and help you to make these situations “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage
Water damage in Santa Ana homes is among the most common of requests that our team responds to each day. From appliance failures to plumbing breaches, we have spent years working to become a trusted name in the area for a fast turnaround and quality production overcoming the effects and harm of these situations. We are a wise choice for recovery due to our extensive experience, training, and growing deep inventory of mitigation and restoration equipment to improve efficiency for our projects.

We know that many homeowners do not have coverage options for water damage for their properties, and that makes the approaches, equipment, and personnel we choose vital to our customers. Every decision affects the length of the project and its ultimate cost, so we work with property owners to establish budgetary limitations and offer services that are affordable and helpful during a crisis. Our ability to provide a fast and confident response 24 hours a day also helps our customers and has been instrumental in our multi-award-winning presence in Santa Ana.

Our success with water cleanup and recovery efforts for thousands of homes that depend on us throughout the Greater Santa Ana area begins with our training and equipment. We have advanced tools for fast extraction, drying, and cleaning of all affected surfaces and areas of a property, helping us to overcome all obstacles in restoring your property successfully. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we are always there quickly when you need us.  

Fire Damage
Along with our water restoration, fire damage in Santa Ana is a cornerstone of the work that we do. We have the most technicians and recovery specialists accredited in different facets of these niches of the industry than any other. This training and experience help us to be a trusted and respected name for fire emergencies that range from structural fires in your house to overcome the often widespread effects of wildfires that can destroy homes and businesses in our slice of California. Through training and courses offered with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have technicians accredited as:

•    Fire & Smoke Technicians (FSRT)
•    Odor Control Technicians (OCT)
•    Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT)
•    Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT)

Each of these skilled positions is vital in the fire recovery process, that begins with the initial call to our SERVPRO office. From the time that our professionals arrive at your home, we have boots on the ground quickly to perform a thorough inspection and fire damage assessment to begin formulating a successful plan that returns your Santa Ana home to preloss condition. Our restoration services are comprehensive, allowing us to be a one-stop shop for every phase of recovery your property requires. With a well-educated content management division, we can restore marred possessions from your property at our facility as well while cleaning continues in the house.

We have sophisticated equipment to address smoke, soot, odors, and airborne threats present after a fire loss gets extinguished. By running these machines throughout the mitigation and even reconstruction phases of the restoration, our technicians can help to limit the time and money put into recovering your Santa Ana home.

Storm Damage
As a full-service SERVPRO team, we can offer our customers a genuinely comprehensive recovery experience from the initial mitigation of their property through full rebuilds and reconstruction efforts. With torrential storm systems that can pass through all of Orange County off of the Pacific Ocean, having a fast disaster relief response can save our customers money and time on the restoration their storm-damaged Santa Ana home requires.

Our temporary construction solutions and full rebuilding services get overseen by our owner Tom Puorro, who has a General Contractors B License through the state. A confident approach in efforts like tree removal, portable power, board up, tarping, and other emergency services can reduce the severity of flooding conditions inside the Santa Ana property.

Storm damage often precedes widespread flood effects, and with the right response to the situation, our SERVPRO technicians can quickly extract standing water and begin drying and cleaning efforts right away. Storms, wildfires, and other natural disasters can affect your Santa Ana home, but our disaster relief division can help.

Mold Damage
We have always sought to stress the importance of remediation for mold damage in Santa Ana properties versus the fallacies of statements like mold removal. Removing mold entirely from your home or business is impossible, as spores exist naturally in nearly every environment. With moisture conditions that can facilitate colonization in as little as two days, you need to secure our IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT.)

As you might expect, our remediation efforts are not practical without first addressing moisture and dampness concerns in the Santa Ana property. We utilize air movers, desiccant and low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers, and other specialized equipment to dry out damaged materials and areas of the house thoroughly. We can check the success of our efforts with moisture content readers, ensuring relative humidity is below 45 percent, before moving on to address the mold damage.

If you suspect mold damage in your home because of smells or heightened allergens and irritants, our SERVPRO team offers full and thorough inspections of the property to validate this growth and work quickly to address it completely. With how quickly these scenarios can get out of control in Santa Ana homes, it is wise to get help right away.

We strive to provide our customers with a one-stop approach for restoration services. You can count on us whenever disaster strikes, and we can make the effects “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South team a call today at (714) 558-7772.

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Cómo Restaurar El Aire En Su Casa de Santa Ana Después de un Incendio

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Cuando suceda un incendio en su casa, ya sabe a quién llamar.

SERVPRO Puede Ayudarte a Respirar De Nuevo Después de un Incendio

Los dueños de casa en Santa Ana se enfrentan a un reto al decidir qué hacer luego que un incendio afecta su propiedad. Poniendo a un lado la seguridad de todos, puede ser muy difícil evaluar el verdadero impacto de las llamas y cuáles son los pasos a seguir para la restauración de su casa. Los residuos de humo y hollín son evidentes, pero los riesgos asociados con impurezas en el aire son menos tangibles. Hasta que usted no contacte a una compañía professional para remediar los daños, puede estar comprometiendo su salud al respirar aire contaminado.

Cuando daños de incendio afectan su propiedad en Santa Ana y comprometen la estructura y sus pertenencias, llámenos a SERVPRO y le brindaremos nuestros servicios professionales. Nuestros técnicos gozan de la acreditación IICRC (Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) y pueden evaluar los daños asociados al fuego. A medida que estudiamos el evento, formulamos un plan de acción para limpiar cada superficie de su hogar y para purificar el aire. El reconocer la composición química de cada uno de los materiales que se ha quemado nos permite remediar las impurezas presentes.

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO tiene a su disposición una gran variedad de equipo utilizado en la industria para remover olores y mejorar la calidad del aire en su casa. Por ejemplo, podemos traer un generador de hidroxilo para alterar la química de las partículas. Igualmente, pudiéramos traer un generador de ozono para ayudar a remover olores indeseados y purificar el ambiente. Los filtros HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) trabajan para reducir partículas y basurilla en el aire, dejándolo más limpio y reduciendo los olores. Independientemente del método que utilicemos, nuestros técnicos toman medidas de seguridad para proteger a todos los afectados durante el uso de alguno de nuestros purificadores.

Sabemos muy bien lo agobiante que puede ser la restauración del hogar para cualquier propietario afectado por un incendio. En SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, estamos listos para ayudar. Llámenos al (714) 558-7772 y déjenos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Cuts, Curls, and Water Damage in Your Santa Ana Salon

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage? Call SERVPRO. We are here to help you keep your salon in the business of fixing hair.

A Broken Water Supply Line Can Cause Water Damage in Your Santa Ana Salon

Any device that provides water to you has a water supply line and, should that supply line break, and those devices can cause water damage. In your salon, a water supply line attached to a hair washing station ended up breaking and spilling gallons upon gallons into the shop. By the time the water was shut off, it was clear that the doors to your store needed closing until the mess could be cleaned up. 

When it comes to the water damage inside of your Santa Ana salon, it is wise to seek help straight away. Leaving standing water can give it time to sink into the structure of your shop and cause further damage. Additionally, if it sits too long, water damage can cause microbial growth to begin. When it comes to finding water damages of any kind, you should always immediately call for help. 

Here at SERVPRO, we keep our doors open 24/7. We firmly believe that being available to you whenever you need us is essential for our line of work. No matter when you find the problem inside of your store, a team of our highly trained technicians is ready to travel to your location as swiftly as possible. 

SERVPRO uses advanced industry-grade technology to remediate water losses. Once we get to your shop and do a quick investigation, we can get to work removing the standing water immediately. Our SERVPRO techs can use extractor wands and wet/dry vacuums to clean up the water. From there, we can investigate further to establish what kind of drying equipment your shop may need, using tools such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras. 

SERVPRO can use a combination of heaters, axial fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to encourage the remaining excess moisture in your shop to evaporate. Once finished, we can leave your store confident that you feel "Like it never even happened." 

Should a sudden water loss strike your business, strike back quickly. Immediately call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South by phoning (714) 558-7772. Whenever you need us, we're ready to assist you.

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Water Damage Restoration in Santa Ana is Not a Do-it-Yourself Project!

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is here to help restore your home from water damage "Like it never even happened."

Say No to DIY and Say Yes to SERVPRO Water Restoration Services! 

Different factors can cause water damage. Most commonly, there is a plumbing issue that affects your home, or a broken appliance. In some areas of the country, the damage is caused by weather events that exacerbate roof issues or challenge the safety of windows and doors. Regardless of the underlying cause, when a home fills with water homeowners face an essential decision in facilitating repairs and restoration. Many homeowners have learned that a do-it-yourself approach is not always the most effective.

In Santa Ana, we have SERVPRO to help us address any water damage in our homes. When time is of the essence, our team is available around the clock to commence the restoration process. One of the dangers of not enlisting professional help after a water event is increasing the extent of secondary damage. For example, when wood furniture or floors are not restored promptly, you may see warping and buckling occurring as time goes on, along with increasing the chances of mold to flourish in the wet environment.

The tools available to our SERVPRO crew far exceed what the average homeowner may find at their local home improvement store. Our infrared moisture meters allow us to monitor humidity and employ air movers and dehumidifiers to return levels to normal. When homeowners take the do-it-yourself approach, they may focus only on drying the area, which may not be sufficient and leave home vulnerable to further damage such as mold and weakening of the structure. Unattended issues can become more cumbersome and costly in the long run.

When you call SERVPRO, you can also reap the benefits of our expertise in removing odors. Without professional help, homeowners have to rely on store-bought air purifiers which may lack the strength and specificity to neutralize odor molecules. When you reach out to our team, you can rest assured that we have a variety of methods ranging from spray solutions to thermal foggers and we take a tailored approach to their usage.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is your best resource when restoring your home. Reach out to us at (714) 558-7772 and let us leave your water damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

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El Daño Causado por el Agua es un Proyecto para Profesionales

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO está aquí para ayudar a restaurar su hogar del daño por agua "Como si nunca hubiera sucedido".

Cuando Necesite Ayuda Con el Daño del Agua, SERVPRO Estará Allí Para Ayudarlo

El daño causado por el agua puede ser ocasionado por distintos factores. Comúnmente hay un problema de plomería que afecta su casa, o alguna falla en un electrodoméstico. En algunas partes del país, el clima empeora problemas en los techos o lleva al límite a puertas y ventanas. Independientemente de cuál es la causa, cuando un hogar se llena de agua el propietario debe decidir c?omo solventar la situación. Muchos propietarios han descubierto que este es un trabajo que es mejor delegarlo a los professionales.

En Santa Ana tenemos SERVPRO para solucionar los daños causados por el agua. Cuando el tiempo apremia, nuestro equipo está disponible las 24 horas del día, 7 días de las emana para comenzar el proceso de restauración. Uno de los peligros de no consultar con professionales es la propagación de daño a consecuencia del incidente. Por ejemplo, cuando pisos o muebles de madera no son restaurados rápidamente, el dueño observará deformidades en la madera a la vez que da paso a la proliferación de moho.

Las herramientas disponibles a nuestro equipo de SERVPRO son superiores a las que el propietario promedio puede encontrar en su ferretería local. Nuestros medidores de humedad con tecnología infrarroja nos permiten vigilar los niveles en el aire y utilizar deshumidificadores y ventiladores para regresarlos a sus niveles óptimos. Cuando los dueños tratan de solucionar los problemas ellos mismo, corren el riesgo de dejar residuos que afecten la estructura del hogar y la pureza del aire, lo cual puede resultar más costoso y complicado a la larga.

Cuando llama a SERVPRO usted goza de nuestra experiencia en remover olores indeseados. Sin nuestra ayuda professional usted se limita a los productos disponibles localmente, mientras que nosotros contamos con toda una batería de opciones para neutralizar los olores. Cuando nos llama, usted puede estar seguro que sabemos implementar desde soluciones básicas hasta nebulizaciones más específicas y lo hacemos dependiendo de sus necesidades particulares.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South es su mejor recurso para restaurar su hogar de daños causado por agua. Llamenos al (714) 558-7772 y permítanos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Is Water Damage Being Store At Your Santa Ana Warehouse?

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage ruin your inventory. Call SERVPRO today!

Tips for Handling Commercial Water Damage in Your Santa Ana Warehouse

Water damage caused by burst pipes is bad enough in any commercial property, but in a warehouse, the stakes are higher. The water can ruin stored merchandise, materials, and tools. The action of the water can also ruin the wood used to build internal walls, storage areas, and shelves.  

When there’s commercial water damage in your Santa Ana warehouse, you need to take fast action to remove the water and dry the affected areas. Water can make existing damage in your warehouse like cracks worse. Small cracks in the floors, ceilings, walls can allow moisture to enter. As the temperature changes, the moisture can ruin your entire facility as it contracts and expands.  

High humidity can lead to mold growth, which can cause health effects. To deal with water loss in your warehouse, you need to stop the leak first and then pump out the water and drain the affected areas. The professionals at SERVPRO can assist you in handling the water loss and restoring your warehouse to its preloss condition. Our technicians can assess the damage and then take steps to extract the standing water.  

We can use powerful high pressure pumps to remove the water quickly. We have portable pumps and shop-vacs that enable our technicians to reach all the affected areas. If there’s a lot of standing water, we can use truck mounted pumps to extract it, since they are more potent than portable pumps.  

After pumping out the water, our SERVPRO technicians begin the drying process. We can place commercial grade air movers at various locations to draw out water from building materials. These machines provide high-speed circulation of air masses, activating the process of moisture separation from all affected surfaces. When air moves across these surfaces, it increases evaporation. We then use dehumidifiers to pull out the moisture from the air, which helps reduce the likelihood of negative consequences. We monitor each stage of the drying process carefully and perform measurements to control the humidity levels in the warehouse.  

When dealing with water damage in a warehouse, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is the right company to call. Contact us today at (714) 558-7772. Our remediation experts have the capabilities and training to restore your warehouse safely and effectively. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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What Should You Do When Water Damages Your Santa Ana Residence

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is always ready to go to make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Restoration for Your Santa Ana Home 

You’ve been out all day, only to come home to discover that a child left the water running in the upstairs bathtub, with it plugged. You now have water coming down through your living room ceiling, onto the carpet and furniture. With the extreme amount of damage that needs to be cleaned up in your Santa Ana home, you need to act quickly.  

Water damage such as this in your Santa Ana residence is overwhelming, but the professionals at SERVPRO can still fix it up to look as if nothing ever happened. We have the training and tools needed to clean up the water and the damage. Plus we do so in a timely fashion so you and your family can get back to your everyday life.  

When your upstairs bathroom floods, the first thing to do is shut the water off. If you concentrate on sopping the water up, the problem continues to grow. You can even close the fixture’s water supply valves or close the main water valve for your home.  

In some restoration cases, SERVPRO staff can perform drying of your carpeting and padding in-place. The basic idea is to extract water from the carpet more efficiently and use more air movers and dehumidifiers. We do not need to roll back the carpet or remove the pad.  

We do this when possible because it does have several advantages. This method first causes you and your family less disruption, and furniture also does not need to be moved out of the room.  Your carpeting incurs less damage when seams do not need cutting, and the carpet does not need reinstalling.  There is also less chance of delamination.  

The surest way to prevent this type of damage in the future is to take preventive steps. The overflow drain in your bathtub often is forgotten, but these drains can clog up with debris over time. Pouring bleach down the drain from time to time can break up the clogs inside of them so that they can work properly.  

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South can restore your home in Santa Ana or the surrounding areas after a significant water loss like this, but do not hesitate to call us. The water continues to do more damage the longer it sits, so contact us right away at (714) 558-7772, so we can help you out.

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At Last, the Secret to Successful Commercial Fire Damage Remediation in Santa Ana is Revealed

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

When fire damage occurs in your electronics repair shop, the situation needs fast mitigation services. Contact our IICRC certified technicians.

Steps that Lead to Better Response After Commercial Fire Damage in Santa Ana

If you sell or repair electronics, a fire at your businesses premises can lead to substantial losses and major inconveniences. The initial steps taken immediately after putting out the fire can limit the inconveniences and help your business recover faster. Our fire damage restoration services help businesses mount a proper response.

Evaluating the level of loss immediately after commercial fire damage in Santa Ana helps point the restoration process in the right direction. During inspection our SERVPRO technicians determine the level of damage on building materials and fixtures such as cabinets and counters among others. If the damage is restricted to specific areas, we help you take measures such as boarding up or creating exclusion zones allowing you to serve customers as we restore the damages.

In many fire incidents, significant amounts of water are pumped into the building to suppress the flames. If any standing water or excess moisture remains in the structure, it can cause many problems including high levels of relative humidity, bad odor or even mold. We have IICRC certified WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, who extract water fast and take other measures to eliminate excess moisture “Like it never even happened.”

Most fire incidents ruin electrical outlets and power cables. Such damage can affect the restoration process because some of the steps involved require power, heat or light. Even when there is no visible damage in the electrical systems, switching them on before they are checked can lead to short-circuits. We have portable generators in our production trucks allowing us to operate all equipment immediately after arrival at the loss site. Our technicians also have electric circuit testers for preliminary checks of electric circuits in case you need to turn power on.

In case of fire damage incidents, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South can help you respond the right way. You can reach us at (714) 558-7772 any day. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO is Your Best Ally When It Comes to Residential Water Damage Emergencies

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Our #1 priority at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is to restore your home from all forms of water damage.

Water Removal in Santa Ana- SERVPRO is your Best Ally

Protecting your home in Santa Ana is your top priority. Here is where your life happens, and it is your haven from all that is going on in the world. However, what do you do when life is upset from within your house? Perhaps a faulty appliance leaks through your kitchen and into your living room, leaving your carpet and belongings wet and unusable. Your best resource is reaching out to a professional team to quickly extract the water and dry your property thoroughly before long-term consequences settle in.

In Santa Ana, water removal services are best left to SERVPRO. Our technicians are experienced in assessing the situation and developing a strategic approach to returning your home to mint condition. Once you place a call to our 24/7 hotline, you receive the benefit of our IICRC-certified team as well as the most advanced technology available to our industry. All you need to do is act quickly and place the call.

It is hard to decide where to start when you see your furniture and belongings surrounded by water. Our SERVPRO crew always addresses any safety issues before entering your home, and they promptly move your personal property to a dry area to avoid further water damage. For hard to move items we make sure they are raised above water level to stop any more liquid seeping into them. Concurrently, we begin the extraction process, usually by capitalizing on our submersible pumps. We may follow with smaller instruments that let us access hard to reach corners, all with the goal of leaving no water behind. Our moisture sensors and hygrometers let us know when the job is complete and ready for us to add dehumidifiers and air handlers to the site to dry it.

The benefit of enlisting the help of our SERVPRO team lies in our formal training and on-the-field experience. We recognize that mitigating your loss relies heavily on our ability to move quickly and effectively. Our targeted approach lets us prevent the damage from escalating, usually protecting your home from the future presence of mold or a weakened structure.

At SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, we are available at (714) 558-7772 whenever you need us. Call us and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Es Su Mejor Aliado Cuando Se Trata De Emergencias Por Daños De Agua Residenciales

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

In an emergency, contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 for immediate assistance.

Agua en Su Hogar en Santa Ana- SERVPRO es Su Mejor Recurso

Proteger su hogar en Santa Ana es su primera prioridad. Allí es donde sucede vida, y es su refugio contra el mundo. Sin embargo, qué hace cuando su calma es amenazada desde dentro de su hogar? Quizás un electrodoméstico falla y se filtra a lo largo de su cocina, llegando a su sala de estar y empapando su alfombra y pertenencias. Su mejor recurso es contactar a un equipo professional para extraer rápidamente el agua y secar su propiedad completamente antes de causar daños permanentes.

En Santa Ana los servicios de remoción de agua son la especialidad de SERVPRO. Nuestros técnicos tienen amplia experiencia en evaluar la situación y desarrollar un plan estratégico para regresar a su hogar a su condición inicial. Una vez que usted llama a nuestra línea, la cual está disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana, usted recibe el beneficio de nuestros técnicos certificados por IICRC al igual que el de la mejor tecnología disponible en la industria. Lo único que usted tiene que hacer es llamarnos.

Es difícil decidir donde comenzar el proceso de recuperación cuando sus pertenencias y muebles están inmersos en el agua. Nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO comienza por solventar cualquier problema de seguridad que pueda existir y luego comienza a mover sus pertenencias a zonas secas para evitar más danos de agua. Los objetos más pesados o difíciles de mover son colocados en alto para evitar que el liquido los siga penetrando. Al mismo tiempo comenzamos a extraer el agua utilizando bombas sumergibles y equipos más pequeños que nos permiten entrar en lugares más pequeños. La meta es alcanzar el balance correcto de humedad en su hogar, y nuestros medidores de humedad e higrómetros nos ayudan a monitorear el trabajo. Para finalizar, utilizamos deshumidificadores y ventiladores para secar el ambiente.

El beneficio de contratar los servicios de SERVPRO radica en nuestro entrenamiento formal y nuestra experiencia de trabajo. Reconocemos que mitigar sus perdidas depende en gran parte de nuestra capacidad de movernos rápida y efectivamente. Nuestra metodología nos ayuda a evitar daños a futuro, tales como la proliferación de moho o la debilitación de la estructura de su casa.

En SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, estamos disponsibles en el (714) 558-7772 tan pronto nos necesite. Llámenos y déjenos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera sucedido.

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Have Water Damage in Your Santa Ana Restaurant? SERVPRO Has A Solution!

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust our SERVPRO team to get your restaurant back up and running as quickly as possible.

Commercial Water Damage to Your Santa Ana Bistro

Imagine working hard to open your own eatery in Santa Ana where you treat your guests to a great culinary experience. Now imagine finding yourself surrounded by water after a small kitchen fire set off the sprinkler system. In just a few minutes, your floors are soaked as well as your decor and food product. Every minute your restaurant is closed for business quite literally costs you money, so getting it back up and running is your top priority. 

SERVPRO is your best resource for commercial water damage in Santa Ana. Our team is well trained and experienced in addressing the needs of commercial establishments when restoration is the goal. You can reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so repairs begin as soon as possible. Together, we share your goal of minimizing the number of days until your restaurant welcomes its patrons once again.

When dealing with commercial buildings, our SERVPRO team is mindful of health code requirements and works accordingly. Understanding any restrictions related to your building or zoning is also essential, and we take those into account during the water extraction process. Having available both portable and truck mounted pumps and extractors help expedite the removal of water so we can move on to the drying process and deciding on which elements need to be permanently removed if any.

As we bring air movers and dehumidifiers into your restaurant, we also keep in mind your food inventory and protect it as much as possible. We recognize the value of the contents of your business and attempt to mitigate losses whenever possible. The expertise of our SERVPRO team along with your knowledge and any emergency plans you have in place for your restaurant, guide an efficient and safe restoration process. Knowing where utility lines, power sources, and safeguards are located is essential in avoiding further damage.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is here to help restore your restaurant should it ever face water damage. Placing a call to (714) 558-7772 is the first step in mitigating your losses and preparing your eatery for its next customer. Allow us to join you in making it seem “Like it never even happened.”

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¿Tiene Daños De Agua En Su Restaurante De Santa Ana? ¡SERVPRO Tiene Una Solución!

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Puede confiar en nuestro equipo de SERVPRO para que su restaurante vuelva a funcionar lo más rápido posible.

Daños Causados por Agua a su Restaurante en Santa Ana

Imagínese trabajar duro para abrir su propio bistró en Santa Ana, donde invita a sus comensales a disfrutar de una excelente experiencia gastronómica. Ahora imagínese sumergido en agua luego que un pequeño fuego en la cocina activara los rociadores contra incendio. En tan solo unos minutos sus pisos están mojados, al igual que su decoración, inventario y productos de comida. Cada minuto en el que su restaurante está cerrado es literalmente una pérdida de dinero para usted, asi que devolverlo a sus operaciones habituales es su primera prioridad.

SERVPRO es su mejor recurso cuando su restaurante en Santa Ana sufre daños causados por el agua. Nuestro equipo está entrenado y cuenta con la experiencia necesaria para restaurar los locales comerciales que así lo requieran. Usted puede contactarnos 24 horas al día, 7 días de la semana para comenzar las reparaciones lo más pronto posible. Juntos compartimos la meta de minimizar el número de días hasta que pueda dar de nuevo la bienvenida a sus clientes.

Cuando trabajamos con edificios comerciales, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO es consciente de los requerimientos del departamento de salud y los toma en cuenta en el plan de acción. Entender las restricciones relacionadas con el edificio o la zonificación de su negocio es muy importante, y por eso las tomamos en cuenta en el proceso de extracción de agua. El tener bombas de extracción tanto portátiles como fijas nos ayuda a acelerar el proceso para pasar rápidamente al secado y eliminar aquello que deba ser desechado.

A la vez que traemos deshumidificadores y ventiladores a su restaurante, tomamos en cuenta el inventario de comida que usted tiene en su alacena y lo protegemos lo más posible. Para nosotros es muy importante que las pérdidas que usted sufra sean mínimas. La experticia de nuestro equipo de SERVPRO junto con su conocimiento de negocio y planes de emergencia establecidos, nos guiarán eficientemente en el proceso de restauración. Saber dónde se encuentran las líneas de drenaje, fuentes de energía e interruptores de seguridad es esencial en evitar más daños a su propiedad.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South está aquí para restaurar su lugar de comida en caso de daños causados por el agua. Una llamada al (714) 558-7772 es el primer paso en mitigar sus pérdidas y preparar su restaurante para su siguiente cliente. Permítanos dejar su propiedad como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Our Specialists Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Shop In Santa Ana To Pre-Damage Condition

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Reach out to us right away after the fire is out by dialing (714) 558-7772 so we can help you to avoid additional damage.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration For Your Santa Ana Repair Shop

There are many precautions against fire that you need to take in your Santa Ana automobile repair shop. There are plenty of chemicals and equipment that could spark a fire if used or stored improperly, and if you have any attached buildings, there are other precautions you can take to protect them in case a fire breaks out.

Fire damage in your Santa Ana business must be taken care of right away. Even if the fire was small, you must deal with not only the damage to your shop and machinery but possibly customers’ vehicles as well. SERVPRO, as a professional restoration company, can help you any time you need in a situation like this. Our experts can also help you talk with your insurance company to ensure that you get all the coverages you need.

The first precaution you need to take in your shop is storing hazardous and flammable liquids in the proper containers that are approved by either the State Fire Marshall or the US Department of Transportation. All lids should be sealed and tight-fitting, and all containers, flammable cabinets, and tanks should be labeled with what materials they contain and the hazard they present. Ensure that there is no excessive spoilage or leaks in waste or chemical storage areas as well.

Part of our fire damage restoration services includes cleaning your structure, which focuses on getting rid of any smoke residues and deodorizing odors given off by these residues. We consult with your insurance adjuster to determine which structural components can be cleaned and which ones cannot. Replacement or repair is needed for any materials that do not respond well to cleaning.

If your building has attached structures, you should have two-hour firewalls between the garage area and the rest of the structure. Fire doors need to be equipped with automatic closures and all openings in ceilings and walls sealed. A 40BC extinguisher needs to be available, as well as 10BC extinguishers every fifty feet. Your employees all need to be trained on how to use the fire extinguishers and signs posted over each one. Emergency exits and aisles should be clear, with exit signs posted over the doors.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is always available to help you restore fire damage in your business in Santa Ana or the surrounding areas. Reach out to us right away after the fire is out by dialing (714) 558-7772 so we can help you to avoid additional damage.

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Let SERVPRO Calm The Chaos In Your Santa Ana Home

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

We will restore your home after you experience flood damage so you and your belongings will be safe. Call us 24/7 we are here to help you.

Time is of the Essence When There is Flood Damage to Your Home in Santa Ana

Natural disasters such as floods are fraught with chaos and uncertainty of what is to come. Even when there is warning of what might occur, the reality is often worse than you could imagine and quick action is crucial. When a whole community is affected by the disaster, the crisis escalates and protecting your home is even more difficult. Knowing who to call in case of an emergency is your first line of defense.

If there is flood damage to your home in Santa Ana, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO. Our response team is available 24/7, so it can promptly react to your emergency and begin the restoration process. Even though extracting water is a top priority, so is preventing any subsequent damage, such as mold or a weakened structure. Our certified technicians can help tackle immediate needs as well as anticipate future complications.

Of immediate concern when there is flooding, is addressing the contamination coming from black water. Any organisms living in those waters must be quickly eradicated from your home. Porous materials such as upholstery and carpeting are removed, which helps control any unwanted spread of bacteria as well as speed up the drying process. Our SERVPRO team is trained to know how to handle these materials safely and efficiently.

Aside from extracting water from your home, our Green Fleet also concentrates on disinfecting any surfaces such as tile and grout. We use material-specific substances to remove harmful bacteria and work with you to coordinate with any contractors that need to perform further repairs. As we move through your home, we work to prevent problems such as mold which is a by-product of excess moisture.
Our team has the training and expertise to assess the extent of the damage to your property, even those issues that have yet come to light. This evaluation can prove invaluable when you address the event with your insurance company, and we are happy to provide any information you might need to file a complete and accurate claim.

When your Santa Ana home is the victim of flood damage do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 for help. The quicker you enlist our help, the faster we can leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Did You Know That SERVPRO Uses Advanced Tools and Services in Bow When Remediating Fire Damage?

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Just as soon as the firefighters leave, place a call to SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation services. We are standing by to take your call.

Why SERVPRO Helps Save More Items Through Cleanup after Fire Damage in Santa Ana

If a fire razes your home, you are likely to face many uncertainties like whether you can save the items affected by the blaze and whether the home can be occupied within a reasonable period. Even the small fires involving a faulty electrical appliance or kitchen stove can cause widespread damages all over the property making it uninhabitable. If a professional restorer does the cleanup, it is possible to save many items and make your Santa Ana home livable within a reasonable period.

One of the factors that determine the outcome when restoring fire damage in Santa Ana is the evaluation done. Without proper evaluation, some steps that should be carried out immediately may be delayed worsening the level of damages. The evaluation also helps determine what contents can be saved so that they can be the focal point. Our SERVPRO technicians classify items as salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable. We remove the unsalvageable ones for disposal then focus on cleaning the salvageable ones on site while the questionable ones are cleaned offsite where we can give them more attention.

A good approach when facing widespread damages is to move out items from the property to ease the process of cleanup and rebuilding of areas gutted by the fire. Move outs also protect the contents in the house from secondary damages that might happen during the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians use an electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, when packing items for the move out. With this, we are able to classify items room by room reducing chances of loss.

Apart from the contents, fire also affects building materials used in fixtures such as cabinets in the affected areas. Such damage can occur through heat action, scorching by flames, and deposit of smoke residues. Restorative cleaning can help save such items instead of tearing them down and throwing them away. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced cleaning approaches such as soda blasting which strips away the charred surfaces leaving the surface clean. Since the process utilizes sodium bicarbonate, it also deodorizes the affected areas.

To reduce the stresses of restoring your fire-damaged home call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South. You can reach us at (714) 558-7772 any time.

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How Professionals Remove Wildfire Smoke Damage in Santa Ana

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

The smoke and soot from wildfires damage personal property-even miles away from the fire.

Wildfire Debris and Smoke Residue Removal for Santa Ana Homes

Sometimes your Santa Ana home can fall victim to a disaster that does not even occur directly to or in your house. Wildfires and other natural disasters occur throughout California more often than they should, and as a result, many properties become affected by the spread of these disasters indirectly. With wildfires, smoke and soot damage can get both inside of your home and coat its exterior, requiring the professional expertise of restoration technicians to remove effectively.

When your home gets affected by these various forms of fire damage in Santa Ana, you might believe that you can quickly clean affected surfaces on your own to both save time and money, but this is not the case. What many homeowners do not realize is that smoke and soot residues easily stain surfaces and affected structural elements without the appropriate removal techniques. It is always advisable to seek out the rapid response and experience of our SERVPRO professionals to recover from wildfire damages.

From the time that our professionals respond to your call, we can begin establishing the full scope of the damage to your property with a thorough inspection. This assessment can often reveal affected areas of your property that you were not aware had become affected, such as the HVAC systems. Air intakes on outside units can absorb a considerable volume of soot and smoke particulates as they continue to affect the area, which can spread these damages throughout your home and the ductwork inside.

Our SERVPRO technicians have effective tools for removing soot from both the exterior of your home and from the entirety of the HVAC system. By cleaning the ductwork quickly, we can help to limit the exposure of your home to further soot and smoke damages when the unit can safely get turned back on.

Wildfires and other natural disasters can affect your home, even from a considerable distance away. Let our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South show you the full measure of our extensive training and industry-leading equipment. Give us a call at (714) 558-7772 to make this damage “Like it never even happened.”

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Mother Nature Doesn't Stand A Chance When SERVPRO is Involved!

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Santa Ana South, we are here to clean up and restore water damage "Like it never even happened."

What to Expect After Water Damage to Your Home in Santa Ana

Mother Nature has increasingly shown that it can be quite unpredictable. California, in particular, has faced fires, droughts, torrential downpours and many other natural disasters that have left homeowners on high alert in order to protect their property. However, the results sometimes are inevitable. Water damage can afflict the most cautious homeowners, leaving them in dire need for a reputable professional team to help restore their home after disaster strikes.

Speed is very important when facing water damage to your home in Santa Ana. Once you and your family are safe, it is imperative that you reach to a professional team as soon as possible. At SERVPRO, we are prepared to take your call and spring into action 24/7 because we recognize that emergencies happen at any time. Why should you act quickly? When water enters your home, the longer it lingers, the more it damages not only your belongings but the very foundation of your home. This is why commencing the extraction process is an urgent matter.

Our technicians go through a rigorous IIRC certified training program where they learn about water restoration and its different components and then complement their training with ongoing education sessions. This allows our SERVPRO team to be up-to-date with the latest techniques and equipment for efficient water removal. Upon arriving at your home, our Green Fleet will first assess the damage, address the most concerning needs, and then begin the process of returning your home to how it should be.

 At SERVPRO, we apply the principles of psychrometry to control humidity, airflow, and temperature. These three factors are essential in removing moisture from the air and materials in order to avoid any spread of mold or aggravated buckling of flooring. By using infrared technology, we can detect any water collected behind walls or in the ceiling and apply proper drying techniques to eliminate those deposits as well. The goal is not to fully eliminate moisture, but to return them to the optimal level determined by each surface or material.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is here to be your support when you need it most. By calling us at (714) 558-7772, you will have access to our specialized training and years of experience, and we invite you to make us your partners in restoring your home. Our goal is to make it look "Like it never even happened."

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¿Tienes Daños Por Agua? No Hay Problema, SERVPRO Te Ayudará!

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Llame a la compañía que conoce y en la que confía - SERVPRO de Santa Ana South!

Qué Hacer Cuando Hay Daño de Agua en su Casa en Santa Ana

La Madre Naturaleza nos ha demostrado que puede ser muy impredecible. California, en particular, ha visto incendios, sequía, inundaciones y lluvias torrenciales que han dejado a los propietarios de viviendas con la necesidad de estar muy alerta para proteger sus hogares. Sin embargo, no siempre se pueden evitar las consecuencias. El daño causado por el agua puede afectar aun a los dueños de casa más cautelosos, dejándolos con la necesidad inminente de contratar a un equipo professional para restaurar su hogar.

La rapidez es muy importante cuando su hogar en Santa Ana tiene daños causados por agua. Una vez que usted y su familia estén a salvo, es imperativo que contacte a un equipo de professionales. En SERVPRO, estamos preparados para recibir su llamada y entrar en acción las 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana, porque reconocemos que las emergencias pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento. ¿Por qué debe actuar rápido? Cuando el agua entra a su casa, mientras más tiempo permanezca allí, más grave y extenso será el daño causado no s?ólo a sus enseres personales, sino a la fundación misma de su hogar. Es por esto que empezar el proceso de extracción es extremadamente importante.

Nuestros técnicos participan en un riguroso programa de entrenamiento certificado por IICRC donde aprenden lo último en el proceso de remover agua y luego complementan su educación periódicamente con cursos de actualización. Es así como nuestro equipo de SERVPRO se mantiene al día con la última tecnología y métodos para la remoción de agua. Al llegar a su hogar nuestra cuadrilla de trabajo, llamada Green Fleet, evaluará el daño, solventará los problemas más inmediatos y seguidamente comenzará el proceso de regresar su hogar a su estado anterior.

En SERVPRO, aplicamos los principios de psicrometría para controlar la humedad, temperatura y ventilación. Estos tres factores son esenciales para remover el exceso de agua en el ambiente y en todo lo que contiene su hogar, evitando así la propagación de moho y daños subsecuentes a materiales como pisos y paredes. Utilizando tecnología infrarroja también podemos detectar depósitos de agua escondidos tras los muros o en el techo y aplicar las técnicas de secado apropiadas para subsanar el daño. Nuestra meta no es eliminar la humedad completamente, sino devolverla a los niveles recomendados para cada material.

SERVPRO de Santa Ana South está aquí para ser su apoyo cuando más lo necesite. Al llamarnos al (714) 558-7772 usted tendrá acceso a nuestro equipo especialmente entrenado y con años de experiencia y lo invitamos a utilizar nuestra trayectoria para su beneficio. Nuestra mayor satisfacción es dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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SERVPRO, Santa Ana Homeowners, and Flood Damage Mitigation

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Responds for Flood Damage Mitigation in Santa Ana

Handling Flood Damage in Santa Ana Properly

If your property is affected by floods, you are likely to face a cocktail of problems, some of which you might not even realize. The water flowing from outside the structure carries harmful chemicals, pesticides, and biohazards like raw sewage or dead animals. The water also soaks into materials such as drywall or even the house contents. Restoring the property to preloss state takes effort and time. Hiring a professional restoration team helps lift the burden.

Dealing with flood damage in Santa Ana involves different steps such as cleaning up affected areas, tearing down parts of the structure and removing water or excess moisture from the structure. The extent of each step depends on the severity of the flooding incident. When our SERVPRO crew arrives at your premises, we first inspect the property to establish which steps are necessary. We also implement safety measures such as checking whether power mains are off and spraying the affected areas with EPA-registered disinfectants to control contaminants.
Most porous materials affected by floodwaters require removal because there is no guaranteed way of decontaminating them. Items like carpets and pad fall in this category, as well as materials like drywall and insulation. When a skilled person handles the removal of these materials, it reduces the chance of damaging unaffected sections of the property. Our SERVPRO technicians perform a flood cut of two feet to four feet which is slightly above the waterline to remove affected drywall and insulation. The flood cut also allows easier access to the wall cavity for removal of moisture and for disinfecting.
Flooding creates a favorable environment for the development of microbes. The moisture in materials, as well as the increased humidity in the house, can lead to mold growth within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Our SERVPRO technicians aim to bring down humidity levels in the house below 60% to inhibit the growth of mold. We do this by extracting pooling water and using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry wet areas.
When your home is affected by floods, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South to assist. You can reach us at (714) 558-7772 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Santa Ana Architecture Varies As Does the Treatment for Storm Damage--Get Help from SERVPRO!

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Doggone It!! Another Santa Ana Storm. Call SERVPRO!!

SERVPRO Solves Problems in the Flooring of Santa Ana Homes with Flood Damage

Flood damage to your home in Santa Ana can leave many different objects and materials permanently scarred by the sheets of rushing water, but one of the most damaged parts of the house is likely to be your flooring. Wood, tile, and especially carpets can all sustain heavy damage during a flood, and the only hope of saving them is to get a professional mitigation company like SERVPRO on the site quickly to stop more damage from happening. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Here is a quick overview of how storm flooding may impact the different flooring materials in your home, both short and long-term.

Tile floors are usually among the most resilient materials in a Santa Ana home after flood damage, but still require some cleaning and drying after most disasters. Depending on how severe the damage is and what the tiles are made of, they may need to be cleaned, polished, or even partially replaced and re-laid. We also find it essential to dry tile floors quickly to stop the spread of mold in grout lines.

Carpeting often sustains some of the worst damage in a flood-damaged home. While we try to preserve as much as possible, only if the wet areas are free of contaminated waters, we are often forced to replace the carpeting in large parts or all of our clients' homes. In a crawlspace home, the underlaying subfloor and structure must be dried to specific levels to ensure that no secondary damage occurs. It is especially important that we decide on a course of action quickly for carpets, as they can easily become the focal point for a mold infestation that can spread across the entire building.

Different types of wood react in different ways to water. Some might bend along their lengths, others along their widths, and some may merely shrink or expand. We incorporate specialized treatments into our drying process to make sure that any affected wood floors in your home can be restored to their original sizes and shapes. We can use drying mats to help draw out moisture from the joints and beams. Towards the end of our restoration process, we can also refinish the materials, if necessary.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South is ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to your calls for help with flood, fire, and other types of home damage. Contact us at (714) 558-7772.

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Los Propietarios de Santa Ana Saben que SERVPRO Responde Rápido a las Tormentas y Vientos Fuertes

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Cuando se trata de tormentas de viento, su seguridad debe ser la primera prioridad.

Vientos Fuertes Pueden Destruir o Dañar Hogares en Santa Ana

Con el tiempo severo que generalmente afecta a los hogares en Santa Ana, muchas de las nuevas construcciones cuentan con refuerzos y materiales especiales para soportar vientos de alta velocidad y lluvias torrenciales. Aunque esto puede proteger a los hogares más nuevos, la mayoría de las viviendas que servimos en nuestras comunidades no son de construcción reciente. Las tormentas pueden causar daños considerables a una vivienda en un corto tiempo, así que es importante saber en quién confiar al momento de regresar la casa a su estado original.

Los vientos causados por tormentas son las fuerzas más destructivas de las casas en Santa Ana, particularmente durante ciertas épocas del año. Los Vientos de Santa Ana pueden ser cálidos y abrasivos, pero pueden tumbar árboles, ramas, y hasta desprender tejados o los lados de su casa. Todas estas situaciones pueden dejar a su hogar susceptible a daños causados por los elementos, aguas corrientes y lluvias. Nuestros professionales de SERVPRO pueden responder rápidamente a estas terribles circunstancias y ofrecerle a nuestros clientes soluciones inmediatas, incluyendo entablillado de ventanas y la colocación de lonas protectoras sobre su techo.

Colocar tablas en las aperturas y lonas en el techo puede proveer protección instantánea a su hogar y evitar tanto el daño causado por el agua como otros eventos, tales como la entrada de animales a su hogar. Nuestros técnicos que despachamos al recibir su llamada pueden ofrecer estos servicios como parte del plan de mitigación de daños, el cual ha sido diseñado para proteger sus pertenencias y propiedad lo más posible cuando se encuentra en un desastre natural.

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO también cuenta con contratistas licenciados que pueden trabajar para determinar cuáles secciones de su casa se pueden salvar y cuáles tienen que ser remplazadas completamente. Aunque esa evaluación es parte de la inspección inicial, representa un paso importante en una transición fácil de mitigación a reconstrucción para que su proyecto de restauración se complete lo más rápido posible.

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Quizás no siempre podrá proteger su propiedad de los daños del viento y del clima, pero usted puede darse idea de lo que la experiencia y el equipo adecuado pueden lograr. Puede contar con el equipo certificado de SERVPRO de Santa Ana South y llamarnos tan pronto nos necesite al (714) 558-7772.

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Santa Ana Property Owners Know SERVPRO Responds Swiftly to Storms and Strong Winds!

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Your priority during a windy storm should be your safety.

Damaging Winds Can Destroy or Damage Santa Ana Homes

With severe weather that so often affects Santa Ana homes, most new construction boasts reinforcements and select building materials to withstand high winds and torrential rainfall. While this can protect homes that have gotten built recently, most of the homes that we serve throughout our communities are not brand new. Storms can do considerable damage to a property in a short period, so you need to know whom you can trust to get everything back to the way it should be.

Storm wind damage is the most common variety of destructive force that affects Santa Ana homes throughout certain seasons. Santa Ana Winds can blow hot and blow like a sandblaster, but they can often be strong enough to knock over trees, tear off their limbs, remove the shingles from roofs, or even pull siding from your house. All of these situations can leave your home vulnerable to elemental damage, runoff water, and the direct rainfall. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to this damaging circumstance to offer our customer’s real-time solutions with the emergency board up and tarping services.

Board up and tarping can work to instantly protect your home from any water damage or other concerns that you might have, such as an opening for creatures to come into your home. Our technicians that arrive among the rapid response team can offer this service for your property as part of our mitigation process which has gotten designed to protect your belongings and property as much as possible amid a disaster.

Our SERVPRO team also features licensed contractors who can work to assess what storm-damaged sections of your home must get removed and replaced. While this assessment is part of the initial inspection, our effective efforts can ensure a seamless transition between mitigation and reconstruction, so our restoration project completes as promptly as possible.

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You might not always be able to protect your property from the damaging winds and other effects of severe weather, but you can have an idea of what team has the experience and equipment to help. You can count on our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South certified technicians and give us a call anytime that you need us at (714) 558-7772.

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Say Goodbye To Mold In Santa Ana South

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is unsafe for you and your family, call the experts for removal today.

Conscientious Content Pack Out -- Why SERVPRO Of Santa Ana South Is A Restoration Industry Leader

Whether your challenge is the soot and charring after a fire, the water damage after a flood or plumbing fail, or the discovery of significant mold damage, there is no question that you need the aid of a professional restoration company after these disasters. The devastation caused to structures and building materials is overwhelming, but the possibility of losing personal possessions to ruin is heartbreaking. Our pack out service takes that concern out of contention. 

Moving the contents of your Santa Ana South property out of the mold damaged premises accelerates the process of making it “Like it never even happened.” Packing up the photographs and artwork; books and documents; electronics and media; furnishings, linens, and clothing; and household and personal goods clear your home so structural restoration completes more quickly. The packed out articles receive the specialized restoration attention needed to return them to their previous function, cleaned, dried, and refreshed. 

We use a precise procedure to inventory and track your possessions when moving them to our secure, climate-controlled production facility. Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) is why SERVPRO promises an accurate listing of your possessions. Our system has the options of digitally photographing, listing, or tagging items with bar-coded stickers, allowing us to monitor in appropriate ways their locations and each step taken toward their restoration. 

The production facility features a broad range of cleaning, drying, and deodorizing equipment, with dedicated technicians training in IICRC restoration strategies. Our experts evaluate the condition of each item, documenting the restoration plan article by article. This attention to detail is why SERVPRO effectively support claims for recovery or replacement with your insurance company. Technicians match damaged items with the equipment and techniques known to restore the particular materials involved.

Other technicians complete restoration of your home’s structure, readying it for the return of the packed-out contents. We use the same CCIS procedures to load and transport the now-recovered items back, carefully checking each piece against the original inventory -- paper or digitally memorialized. Our reliability when packing out, restoring and returning contents explains why SERVPRO is our community’s disaster mitigation industry leader. 

Count on SERVPRO of Santa Ana South when your disaster restoration needs include premium pack out services. Call (714) 558-7772 for an expert assessment of both structural and content recovery requirements.

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Rely On SERVPRO To Help Restore Your Santa Ana Home After Water Damage

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Wooden floor in a home that was destroyed because of elements such as moisture due to water damage.

How A Professional Packout Streamlines Water Removal In Santa Ana

Santa Ana property owners facing significant flooding from either weather-related causes or plumbing or appliance malfunctions need experts to help in removing the water. Getting the water out fast is the single most crucial step in restoring a property. Commercial-grade equipment and the skilled technicians to operate the tools are crucial, but one other procedure can make the process even more efficient.

Our professional pack out services make water removal in Santa Ana more likely to be successful. Moving furnishings, documents, and personal possessions to our production facility or a secure staging area elsewhere on your property is a proven remediation strategy. We follow a rigorous protocol to inventory the items and offer a broad range of water removal and recovery services to return not only the structure of your home but also your treasures and memories to preloss condition.

Insurance companies prefer to work with water damage restoration companies skilled in pack out procedures. SERVPRO uses a precise protocol to inventory the materials moved out of your home. We can use simple tagging and labeling and also scanning. As we work through the damage done by the water crisis, we also develop documentation that supports your claims (CCIS), limiting your out of pocket expenses. Clearing out these articles eases the job of the technicians at your home, making the pumping and extraction of water more straightforward and beneficial.

SERVPRO’s IICRC trained production technicians are thoroughly familiar with innovative and research-based methods to remove water from a vast array of damaged items. We set up drying chambers for furnishings, containing the space with barriers and even negative pressure air scrubbing equipment to prevent cross-contamination of any microbial activity encouraged by moisture. Limiting the drying space around individual articles or groups of items allows us to control the balance of air movement and temperature, applying dehumidification as needed to return them to previous function and appearance.

Some materials need specialized procedures for successful water removal. Documents and books respond well to lyophilization, a freeze-drying technique under vacuum pressure that vaporizes and removes moisture without again exposing the papers to damaging liquid water. Electronics require specific techniques to displace the moisture and ensure corrosion halts and is addressed. SERVPRO directs our technicians to dry exterior casings and then suggest a third-party specialist to work on the delicate interior components. We keep abreast of new opportunities in the industry through continuing education.  

Planning and implementing pack outs before water removal efforts in your home is one of the core services of SERVPRO of Santa Ana South. Contact us at (714) 558-7772 as soon as possible after the water intrudes to increase the success of our efforts.
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SERVPRO Puede Venir Al Rescate Cuando Se Producen Daños del Agua En Su Hogar!!

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO de Santa Ana están disponibles 24 horas al día para ayudarte con daños causados por el agua.

Remoción Rápida de Agua Después de una Inundación de su Hogar en Santa Ana

Cuando su hogar en Santa Ana se ve afectado por una emergencia, usted tiene que tener la certeza de que los professionales adecuados puedan responder a la situación rápidamente para proteger tanto su estructura como sus pertenencias y evitar daños mayores. Nuestro equipo de técnicos ofrece atención las 24 horas del día y respuesta para las distintas circunstancias que amenazan a su hogar. Con las inundaciones, el tiempo de respuesta es corto y crucial y cualquier retraso puede amenazar la construcción y el contenido de su casa si la amenaza no es mitigada apropiadamente.\

Desde el momento en que comienzan los daños por inundación en su hogar en Santa Ana, su primera llamada debe ser al equipo de respuesta rápida de SERVPRO. Las paredes y estructuras se empiezan a saturar tan pronto la construcción se encuentra expuesta a los efectos del agua y mientras más tiempo perdure la situación, más saturada estarán sus paredes y pisos, causando abultamientos y acumulaciones de agua en menos de 24 horas. 

La humedad presente en las áreas afectadas, aun cuando el agua no este corriendo directamente sobre ellas, aumenta la probabilidad de que exista proliferación de moho en toda la propiedad. Nuestro equipo de mitigación de moho de SERVPRO puede responder rápidamente a su llamada inicial y aplicar sus amplios conocimientos obtenidos como parte de la certificación IICRC para proteger a su hogar de la manera más eficiente posible.

Nuestra cuadrilla ambiental incluye un tractor con la capacidad de extraer agua de los lugares afectados a una velocidad de flujo de 300 psi. Esta veloz extracción ayuda a que nuestros técnicos lleguen al paso crucial de secar su residencia. Utilizamos tecnología de punta tal como cámaras termales para identificar puntos específicos donde se haya acumulado el agua y así dirigir nuestro equipo de secado al lugar correcto. La meta es remover la humedad lo mas rápido posible.

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Una inundación en su hogar puede ser una experiencia traumática y puede que usted no esté seguro de los pasos a seguir para evitar pérdidas mayores y regresar su casa a su estado original. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO de Santa Ana es una opción muy acertada en el momento de asesorarse por un experto, nuestro amplio entrenamiento, rápido tiempo de respuesta y equipo de avanzada nos hace expertos en la industria. Llámenos en cualquier momento al 714.558.7772.

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SERVPRO Can Come to The Rescue When Water Damage Strikes Your Home!!

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Our technicians can clean and restore the contents in your home with the help of our state-of-the-art equipment.

Saving the Contents of Your Water-Damaged Santa Ana Home

When disaster strikes your Santa Ana home, your priority is preserving the elements of your house that become at risk. While structural concerns play a significant role, the contents of your house are what most homeowners have sentimental attachments with and want to keep from damages. Even though the process may be overwhelming, finding the best professional restoration company that can not only restore your home, but also its contents, is vital. Our experienced technicians can help.

To protect your home from significant damage, you need water removal services that can arrive at your Santa Ana home quickly. Our technicians are available 24/7 to offer complete restoration solutions to both protect your property during the emergency, and through the necessary steps to preserve it moving forward. Water damages can begin immediately when materials become exposed to the spreading water. Having a restoration team that can arrive shortly after the emergency can help to mitigate the loss.

Our SERVPRO franchise understands the timeline for water damages and how quickly materials like flooring and drywall can swell and break down. With advanced equipment designed to remove moisture and dampness quickly from an affected area, our professionals can begin restoring the damaged elements from the time that we arrive. Drying mats can benefit wood and concrete flooring, even pulling moisture from subflooring and padding underneath. Our professionals can use equipment like our weighted extractors to force water out of carpeting and padding to expedite the drying process and save the carpet from needing replacement.

Protecting your belongings falls to our Contents Department. With experienced SERVPRO technicians that assess risk and manage items in your home, we can safely remove damaged and at-risk furniture and possessions from the property to get stored in a nearby facility until our work completes. During this time in our care, these items can get cleaned, deodorized, and restored to await their return to your property.

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Finding the right professionals to help you overcome water damages to your property should not be complicated. We offer 24-hour responses with trained technicians who can help you entirely protect what matters most to you. Give our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South a call anytime at (714) 558-7772.

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How SERVPRO Removes Smoke Odors From Your Fire Damaged Santa Ana Home

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke affects every room in your home after a fire. Even the rooms that were not fire damaged.

Fire Damage Experts in Santa Ana Talk About Deodorization Equipment

If a fire ever breaks out inside your Santa Ana home, the heat and the smoke coming from the fire can destroy your contents and building materials. Smoke is made up of partially combusted particles and can add problems to any existing fire damage. Once these partially combusted substances come into contact with cooler surfaces, particles in the form of soot residue can adhere to the material. Smoke can also penetrate deeply into porous materials such as fabrics and cause unpleasant aromas to fill the building. When dealing with any fire damage scenario, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO so that we can find all of the existing problems.  

Some problems that exist after something burns inside your structure may not be readily noticeable. As a part of any fire damage project in Santa Ana, our SERVPRO estimators check every part of the building for smoke-related problems. We use the industry's most advanced technology to determine what we can save through cleaning and re-finishing and what must be removed and replaced. We have access to industrially advanced equipment that helps us remove soils and soot residues as well as eliminate burnt odors. Should foul odors remain after removing burnt items and completing the cleaning process, we make use of deodorization equipment to neutralize or mask the aromas.  

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have the experience to find all of the places smoke could have affected. Our highly trained team knows how fire and smoke behave, so they know exactly where to look for potential problems. When smoke damage is severe, our crew knows that they have tools like ultra-low volume foggers and ozone machine that they can use.  

ULV foggers are designed to send chemicals to the atmosphere in the same manner smoke traveled. The chemicals get broken down into small particles and can penetrate as deeply into porous materials as the smoke did. Ozone machines send out O3 molecules into the air that react with malodor particles and neutralize them. If you ever notice smoke damage at your house, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 24/7.  

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SERVPRO Es La Compañía En Que Puedes Confiar Con La Restauración De Daños Por Agua.

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Tenemos las herramientas y la experiencia para cuidar de su hogar.

Remoción Rápida de Agua Después de una Inundación de su Hogar en Santa Ana

Cuando su hogar en Santa Ana se ve afectado por una emergencia, usted tiene que tener la certeza de que los professionales adecuados puedan responder a la situación rápidamente para proteger tanto su estructura como sus pertenencias y evitar daños mayores. Nuestro equipo de técnicos ofrece atención las 24 horas del día y respuesta para las distintas circunstancias que amenazan a su hogar. Con las inundaciones, el tiempo de respuesta es corto y crucial y cualquier retraso puede amenazar la construcción y el contenido de su casa si la amenaza no es mitigada apropiadamente.

Desde el momento en que comienzan los daños por inundación en su hogar en Santa Ana, su primera llamada debe ser al equipo de respuesta rápida de SERVPRO. Las paredes y estructuras se empiezan a saturar tan pronto la construcción se encuentra expuesta a los efectos del agua y mientras más tiempo perdure la situación, más saturada estarán sus paredes y pisos, causando abultamientos y acumulaciones de agua en menos de 24 horas.

La humedad presente en las áreas afectadas, aun cuando el agua no este corriendo directamente sobre ellas, aumenta la probabilidad de que exista proliferación de moho en toda la propiedad. Nuestro equipo de mitigación de moho de SERVPRO puede responder rápidamente a su llamada inicial y aplicar sus amplios conocimientos obtenidos como parte de la certificación IICRC para proteger a su hogar de la manera más eficiente posible.

Nuestra cuadrilla ambiental incluye un tractor con la capacidad de extraer agua de los lugares afectados a una velocidad de flujo de 300 psi. Esta veloz extracción ayuda a que nuestros técnicos lleguen al paso crucial de secar su residencia. Utilizamos tecnología de punta tal como cámaras termales para identificar puntos específicos donde se haya acumulado el agua y así dirigir nuestro equipo de secado al lugar correcto. La meta es remover la humedad lo mas rápido posible.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

Una inundación en su hogar puede ser una experiencia traumática y puede que usted no esté seguro de los pasos a seguir para evitar pérdidas mayores y regresar su casa a su estado original. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO de Santa Ana es una opción muy acertada en el momento de asesorarse por un experto, nuestro amplio entrenamiento, rápido tiempo de respuesta y equipo de avanzada nos hace expertos en la industria. Llámenos en cualquier momento al 714.558.7772.

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WHY SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Santa Ana? We Guarantee Positive Results

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? For Mold Remediation in Santa Ana Our Green Fleet Arrives Stocked and Ready

How Mold Can Damage and Affect Your Santa Ana Home

Emergencies and disasters do not threaten every Santa Ana house, but when it is your home that gets affected, you want some assurance that the problems and effects can get restored quickly. When it comes to restoring and remediating mold growth in your residence you want that stress-free feeling that all will be okay. Because mold growth poses risks to construction materials used to build your house, the contents of affected areas, and the people that live in the house with you, all desire a safe and secure environment.

Overcoming mold damages to your Santa Ana home requires expertise and the right equipment to handle the widespread effects that occur. From the moment that you discover mold growth in your home, you should give our emergency response team a call so that our SERVPRO technicians can help you limit the spread of the colony and its effects on the at-risk areas and occupants of your property.

One of the points that are critical to remember is that attempting mold removal on your own can not only often be ineffective, but it could be hazardous on its own. With over a dozen common varieties of mold and fungus that can damage your home, there is not a single method of removing them all effectively. In some cases, chemicals and cleaning products can cause problematic reactions when used incorrectly.

A fast response can help limit the spread of the colony and preserve construction materials and the contents of your house. As a colony grows and thrives, it requires organic material as a food source. The stronger and more widespread the organisms become, the weaker and more vulnerable the affected materials become. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to remove the colonies, and work to preserve the affected materials rather than rely on reconstruction.

While you might believe that mold growth is nothing to concern yourself with, there are substantial risks with allowing a colony to grow and thrive on your property. Trust our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South restoration and remediation specialists to remove the fungi, "Like it never even happened." Contact us anytime at (714) 558-7772.

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

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

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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Restaurando El Daño Del Agua a Sus Pisos De Madera En Santa Ana

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO de Santa Ana South está aquí para ayudar las 24 horas del día.

SERVPRO Puede Restaurar Su Hogar Dañado Por el Agua

Cuando agua daña su casa en Santa Ana, debe obtener ayuda para extraer el agua y secar el edificio lo antes posible. Si el agua permanece empapada en los materiales de construcción, se deterioran rápidamente. Nuestros técnicos pueden ayudar a eliminar el agua y secar la estructura de su casa antes de que ocurra daño permanente.

Estás orgulloso de los pisos de madera en tu casa de Santa Ana, pero el daño del agua puede arruinarlos. El agua que se desborda de un fregadero o bañera o goteos de tuberías con fugas se mueve a la parte más baja de una habitación o espacio. Los pisos absorben la humedad y pueden mostrar daños severos si no actúas rápido. Tenemos formas de restaurar el daño si nos llamas de inmediato.

Los pisos de madera dura pueden recuperarse del daño del agua mejor que la madera más blanda debido a su densidad. No absorben agua fácilmente, por lo que los empleados de SERVPRO tienen la oportunidad de restaurarlos si tenemos tiempo a llegar al trabajo rápidamente. Nuestra personal primero elimina charcos de agua con extractores. Luego traemos motores de aire, calentadores y deshumidificadores para comenzar el proceso de secar la área.

Los técnicos de SERVPRO miden los niveles de humedad en el aire y la madera con equipos especiales.Usamos deshumidificadores para reducir la humedad del aire entre 30 y 45 por ciento. Esto ayuda a secar los pisos de madera porque el agua en la madera puede moverse al aire. Los motores de aire apuntan un aire más caliente en la madera húmeda, porque obliga al agua a moverse hacia el aire de la secadora como vapor. Los deshumidificadores capturan el vapor de agua y el ciclo continúa.

Podemos ayudar al proceso de secado mediante el uso de motores de aire tanto por encima como por debajo del piso de madera. Algunas veces SERVPRO levanta algunas tablas de madera para dejar que el aire caliente sople debajo. También tenemos esteras que colocamos directamente en el piso mojado. Las esteras usan aire caliente para extraer el agua en el piso a través de tubos como una pajita. Las esteras ayudan cuando un piso debajo de la madera dura también está mojado. Si el agua no sale de ambos niveles del piso, puede deformarse.

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SERVPRO de Santa Ana South tiene las herramientas, los productos y los técnicos capacitados para solucionar los problemas de daños causados por el agua en su hogar. Llame al (714) 558-7772 para planear una inspección tan pronto como sea posible.

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Join Our Team! Looking For Water Restoration Technicians, Contents Restoration Technicians, And Construction Estimator

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

We are looking to hire two Water Restoration Technicians, three Contents Technicians, and one Construction Estimator.

We Are Hiring! - Water Restoration Technicians, Contents Restoration Technicians, And Construction Estimator 

If you are hardworking, looking for a career that develops a professional skill set through industry-leading training and our company’s expertise, then we want you. Please come work with us at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South.

Bring a can-do attitude and enthusiasm to learn from the best in the restoration business. No previous experience necessary for the following:

2 Water Damage Restoration Technicians

3 Contents Technicians, including pack out duties

1 Construction Estimator
     Construction experience necessary 

Motivated applicants only for these positions. Bilingual ability a plus. You will make a difference, helping members of our communities struggling with property damage from natural disasters and other crises.

Please email your resume to both:



Water Damage In Your Home

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage In Your Home

There are certain things that every Santa Ana South homeowner worries about at one time or another, among these is the possibility of falling victim to a natural disaster like a fire or flood. While these circumstances always remain a possibility with the appropriate conditions, internal water emergencies are often far more likely and frequent than any of the more detrimental disasters.

While water damage to your Santa Ana South home might come from several different sources, cleaning up this damage and restoring its effects is a similar process across the board. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that even moderate water emergencies can get taken care of with some conventional drying techniques and that the problem is in the past. Unfortunately, without properly cleaning up water damage and drying the area thoroughly, you could be allowing worsening damages to occur.

Fortunately, our SERVPRO technicians get trained to handle all manner of water emergencies and can ensure that the job gets done right. This restoration process begins with a thorough inspection of the immediate damage, as well as using thermal imagery to inspect the areas that are out of the immediate line of sight for persistent moisture, and a broader range of damage you could not initially tell was there.

Working quickly to dry the area and clean up the mess are both common practices of our SERVPRO professionals. Once the area has gotten sufficiently dried using air movers and dehumidification equipment, a better inspection can occur with the structural components and building materials of your home to ensure that they are as strong and stable as they should be. Overly damaged materials might require removal and reinstallation to complete the restoration process.

Water damage in your home might come from any number of potential sources, but overcoming the effects is rarely something that you should handle on your own. Even smaller-scale water damage can have severe effects on your home if the appropriate, thorough measures do not get taken to ensure the area is cleaned and dried adequately. Trust our SERVPRO Santa Ana South technicians to help you through every possible effect of water damage. You can reach us anything by calling (714)558-7772

How to keep your business open during a disaster

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Many situations can cause a business owner to seek professional water removal services. A burst pipe, a storm, and faulty appliances are typical examples of things that can cause flooding inside of the building of your business. It can get particularly acute if this water accumulates overnight while you were at home during closed hours. A severe storm hits, the window breaks, and then water is everywhere by the next day when you get to work. It is entirely too much water for you to handle by yourself, but fortuitously, there is a professional help that you can contact close to your establishment.

Stagnant water should be removed from your Santa Ana South kitchen store as soon as possible. The longer it sits, the more the surrounding structures can absorb the water. Excessive moisture and flooded water can lead to complications such as rot, mold, and the warping of building materials. The equipment that you sell could also be in danger, stoves and appliances can rust, any foodstuffs can get waterlogged, and the water can ruin packaging. 
At SERVPRO, we know how important it is to have your establishment open according to its schedule. Every hour the doors are closed is another hour of lost business. When we receive your all, we aim to get to your property as soon as we can so we may get your doors back open the very same day, if it is possible. 
SERVPRO can address the water removal with tools like extractors, wet/dry vacuums, and pumps. Extractors can be truck-mounted if there is an excessive amount of water on your property. All of these devices use suction to remove the water. Using these tools allows our techs to get the rainwater or plumbing failure liquid out of your building as fast as possible so we can address the drying. 
Our SERVPRO techs can use many different tools to address drying out the structure of your business. A few common ones are axial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers. They are all designed to move fresh air around excessively damp places to create an environment of evaporation and water vapor capture.
If you are in dire need of water removal on your property, do not delay. Phone SERVPRO Santa Ana South at (714)558-7772. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.


5/23/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South Emergency Ready Profile includes:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise 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.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Santa Ana South as your local Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Restoring your Santa Ana commercial property after a water damage event

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Santa Ana South commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


SERVPRO of Santa Ana South specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’S corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.



  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

Santa Ana Residents mold Safety tips

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (714)558-7772

Santa Ana Soot Cleanup

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Santa Ana South will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (714)558-7772

Santa Ana Residents:We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Santa Ana basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today -(714)558-7772

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

When storms or floods hit your Santa Ana home

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Santa Ana, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROsantaanasouth.com/ that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today [[(714)558-7772]]

Social Media

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

With times changing, we always have to keep up! That means that our social media is up to par with the rest of the high functioning world. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has now expanded from not just south but also North. We now own both franchises and are extremely excited to share the big news. All of our social media websites are up to date and ready for you to follow us! So please follow us on our social media, we would love for you to join us on our journey ! 

@SERVPROsantaanasouth - Instagram

@SERVPROofsantana- Twitter



 SEVRPRO Santa Ana is ready 24/7 for any job large or small! So Don't hesitate to call!  (714)558-7772


5/10/2018 (Permalink)

We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in Santa Ana. We spent the past 6 years in a building about a mile away from our new location. Our old office served us well, and we made great memories there, but we could not be more excited about our new spacious warehouse! As I had mentioned before in a previous blog, a lot of new and exciting events would be coming up for our SERVPRO team, well this is one of them. Also Tom Puorro, along with his family are now complete owners of our franchise. He has also purchased another territory that will be also servicing Santa Ana, Called SERVPRO of Santa Ana North!

While we were happy with our old space, there were several motivating factors to make a move :

SPACE! When we first moved into our last office/warehouse we were small, just starting out, getting our feet wet. Six years later we now have 19 employees and counting. We have also hit our 2 Million mark in our business. Our new office offers more square footage, but more importantly it allowed us to rethink our layout. We were about to start from scratch, knock down walls (what we do best) and put up other walls that better suited our team, our company, and our customers. We now have a new spacious warehouse, with a clean room that has state of the art equipment in it. We can house our customers belongings in their individual vaults, with room to grow. We can not express enough our excitement! More space means more opportunity to service our community. 

Our new office is more than just four walls, this is our new home where we will not only make many happy memories between each other but also with our many customers we will have along the way. 

Our SERVPRO Family would like to thank everyone for their support through the years and with our move. Our team has been working extra hard to insure that we would be in not only a comfortable place,but a high functioning, spacious place. Also that our customers will continue to be well taken care of.  We would like to invite you to our future ribbon cutting, the date is still to be determined but it is in the plans.  

Our new address is 1213 E. Hunter Ave. Santa Ana, CA, 92705  

SERVPRO of Santa Ana is available 24 hours a day

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Ana is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (714)558-7772

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Santa Ana has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Santa Ana

SERVPRO of Santa Ana specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROsantaanasouth.com/employee-photos

Faster to your Santa Ana South Disaster

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Santa Ana arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (714)558-7772

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

-Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
-Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
-Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
-Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

-Drywall begins to swell and break down.
-Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
-Furniture begins to swell and crack.
-Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
-A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

-Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
-Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
-Metal begins to rust and corrode.
-Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
-Paint begins to blister.
-Wood flooring swells and warps.
-Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

-Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
-Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
About SERVPRO of Santa Ana South.

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Santa Ana South home have Mold ?

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –  (714)558-7772

Mold Standards

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Follows Industry Standards to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Sometimes fungi hide from you and you do not find it until it gets out of control. Anytime water gets into your Santa Ana South home, mold possibly forms. Many times a fungus grows from a slow water leak that you did not know existed.

As soon as you notice fungi growth, it is vital that the problem gets remediated promptly. Sometimes if left untreated, mold causes health effects in some people. To be on the safe side, call SERVPRO's Mold damage experts in Santa Ana South to give you an estimate on what the remediation process entails. Anytime a fungus is present it means that mold spores exist as well. If you do not do anything about the mold problem, many times the spores float to other areas of your home and create more fungi.

Our SERVPRO specialists are IICRC certified and know how to mitigate many types of mold damage scenarios. Our crews use industrially advanced equipment and chemicals to remediate fungal issues. All procedures we conduct throughout the restoration process follow strict standards and guidelines set by the EPA and IICRC.

The EPA mold remediation guidelines got developed for schools and commercials buildings. Our team of specialists follows these guidelines for residential properties. The guidelines provide a flowchart of critical steps in mold remediation.

The IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide For Professional Mold Remediation is the first published standard for the restoration industry. The guide includes principles to follow including to protect the health and safety of workers and occupants during the restoration process.

Another principle we follow from the IICRC guide is to control the contaminant from its source and make sure spores do not get airborne and cause fungi to grow in other rooms. The guide then suggests that everything contaminated gets removed from the home. Lastly, the guide stresses the importance of correcting the moisture problem so that a fungus cannot grow in the same or other areas.

Do not take your chances with mold. Anytime you even think you might have a mold problem call SERVPRO Santa Ana South at (714) 558-7772 for help twenty four hours a day and seven days a week.

Smoke Damage

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that fires inside your house, next door to your house or even a mile or more away from your house can cause smoke damage to the outside and inside of your home. SERVPRO Santa Ana South specializes in smoke damage clean up. We always do our best to accommodate you in your horrible time. We understand that disasters in ones home are a very stressful situation. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has a contents department, this means that when your house floods, or has a fire we come in and pack all of your contents, including furniture. After we pack and load up your belongings we take them to our warehouse and put them into each customers individual vaults. Finally, when we have completely moved everything out of the home, we then go in and clean the smoke damage. We use large sponges and sponge every single wall in the home. We repeat this technique about 3 times or until we can tell the walls are clean and no longer have a strong smoke odor. Once that step is finished, and the construction is done in the home we bring back the cleaned belongs to the home. Each piece of clothing from the fire gets dry cleaned by a restoration dry cleaner, and each piece of contents gets hand cleaned by our professional cleaning crew here at SERVPRO Santa Ana South. After we are positive that every piece of the customers important belongings are cleaned we put them in our ozone room to assure none of the items will smell like smoke. The final step in this process is to move the customer back in to their now clean, smoke free home!!

Watch out for that Mold !

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO works closely with testing companies, these companies come out to each job we call them on, they take a small sample of either the mold, or what we may believe is mold or asbestos. They take these samples back to their labs, test them and get back to us with the results. This is how we do our part in making sure that everything is sanitary and safe for our customers homes, and families before we allow them to stay in the home or moved back into their home, depending on the situation.

Be aware of mold, and what signs to look for. This will keep your home and health safe year round.  Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth. If you have a water loss do not let it sit because mold can grow and grow. The end result of the mold growing behind your walls will be symptoms of sickness.


2/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Santa Ana South has made a couple of changes with the start of the New Year. Tom Puorro , our fearless leader has taken full ownership of the company. Along side him he has his wife Shannon, his three daughters Britney, Kathryn, and Kaylee and his son in law Jose. Britney is our office manager, she takes all phone calls, and makes sure we are all scheduled and organized in our Emergency service department. Shannon also works in the office, she is in charge of a wide variety of tasks and runs our contents department. With all of her dedication and hard work we have become number 4 in contents out of 1700 SERVPROS. We are so proud of not only Shannon but our contents crew! They are doing an amazing job, working for us and representing us. Jose is our production manager. He is always on the go, he works early mornings and late nights to ensure all of our customers are taken care of and satisfied. You will find Kaylee also in the office, she is an assistant to Tom and handles our collections department. Kathryn is our marketing representative, you can catch her out on the go making new relationships with agents in our area! That is our family who works here at SERVPRO Santa Ana. We love being a close knit family who operates our business with love and care. We truly put our entire heart into each and every job we take on. That is why we treat all of our employees as if they are blood as well!

Conditions In Santa Ana Might Be Right For Mold

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of  Santa Ana South to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at (714)558-7772

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana South for mold remediation services.

Restoring Your Santa Ana South's Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Santa Ana South's commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Santa Ana South 

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What to do when there is fire damage to your Santa Ana home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fires can be a devastating force to your Santa Ana South home. Sometimes one of the worst effects fire can leave behind comes less from the flames and more from the extinguishing efforts of the dedicated firefighting teams in the area that put out the blaze. Depending on the severity of the structural fire to your home, extinguishing might have taken quite a lot of water and time to achieve. This scenario can result in a lot of water damage on top of the fire restoration that you already need.

While this is often a lesser considered fire damage aspect to Santa Ana South homes, excessive water damage is often the result that many families have to deal with before proper fire restoration service can even begin. Fortunately, you have a local restoration company at your disposal that can help you deal with all aspects of fire and water restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to give you back the home you had before the fire ever started.

When our SERVPRO restoration specialists arrive at your home to begin assessing the damage, our concentration lies in preventing further damage from occurring. Our team boards up broken windows and tarps over holes that might have gotten created from the fire or the extinguishing efforts, successfully protecting your home. This process prevents elemental damage from occurring while the inside restoration process is getting completed.

To successfully restore your home from its fire damage, water restoration has to get accomplished first. Our specialists utilize pump trucks and portable pump devices to quickly extract all present pooled water from your floors throughout the affected area. Once drying efforts are a success from combining both dehumidification and air moving equipment, our focus can switch back to assessing the fire damage present in your home.

While there are many stages to successfully restoring your home after a devastating fire, choosing the right restoration team can take a lot of stress and worry off your shoulders. When you are facing fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South. We can be reached anytime at (714)926-1268

More Winter

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Happy Ground Hogs Day!!

Don't put away those sweaters just yet !! That famous groundhog saw his shadow and we are getting 6 more weeks of winter!!! With winter comes rain! and with rain comes floods. Here in California we have gotten an abundant amount of rain. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South understands that rain brings a lot of damage to your homes and we are here to provide our around the clock services. We have had many big jobs coming in from the flooded weather. Customer service is the biggest thing we focus on here at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and we take any job, big or small, during normal business hours or not. We are here to save the day!! Our motto at SERVPRO is “Like it never even happened.” and we truly want to make it "Like it never even happened." for you. 

Giving Back !

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

This year SERVPRO as a whole donated $20,000.00 to the Canine Angels Service Team. Our leader Tom got to participate in such a rewarding event! Here is a photo of Tom with two of the canines and the $20,000.00 check. Canine Angels Service Teams fills a unique niche in the service dog world by providing specially trained service dogs, at no cost, to children as young as 5.  In their program, older children that demonstrate they can control the dog may qualify for public access to enhance their life experiences and maximize the benefits of having a dedicated canine companion.  In addition to providing companionship and unconditional love, their carefully selected and professionally trained dogs make a positive lifetime impact on children in becoming more self-sufficient, productive members of society as they reach adulthood.  In helping these children, Canine Angels service team doesn't measure their success by counting how many receive their dogs.  They focus on short, intermediate, and long-term observable outcomes designed to have a positive, life-time impact on the children. SERVPRO feels so honored to be able to donate to such a unique and caring cause.

Condo Fire In Fullerton, Ca

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

This condo in Fullerton California caught fire in the kitchen and spread throughout the entire condo. This tragic emergency had the fire department there in a flash. Not only one condo burnt but a total of three. SERVPRO is next in line after the fire department to save the day. SERVPRO Santa Ana South will now do all of the repairs to get this condo back to its original form. If you are unfamiliar with fire, flood, or any type of emergency  safety plans you may want to contact a SERVPRO near you who can assist you with an Emergency Ready profile. It is simple and quick. A trained professional from your local SERVPRO will come out to your home or commercial building to show you what to do in case of an emergency!! Do not wait until it is too late ! Call SERVPRO today!!! 

What do you do when there is Water Damage to your Santa Ana home ?

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

There may be a number of causes of damage to your Santa Ana home or commercial property, but whatever the reason for the damage it needs to be dealt with quickly. The longer the problem is left, the harder and more expensive it can be to put right. SERVPRO has experts in water removal and damage restoration, and we are confident that we can help with the problems you are experiencing. 

The most important thing to remember in cases of water damage in Santa Ana is that quick action is the key. SERVPRO can be contacted at any stage of the water removal and damage restoration process but for expedient results call when you first notice any excess water so that we can see the process through from start to finish. We can respond to your call quickly and can get started on assessing the extent of the damage straight away. We use tools such as moisture meters to help us find out exactly how much water we are dealing with and this allows us to plan our next steps accordingly. Of course, puddles of water can be suctioned up quickly as we search for hidden water and moisture.

We can remove all excess water through the use of water pumps. These can be either truck mounted or portable, depending on the location of your property and how much water there is to remove. When all traces of visible water have gone, then we use drying mats and air movers as well as a range of other techniques to ensure that there is no moisture left behind. Strategically placing dehumidifiers capture the remaining airborne moisture. This reduces the likelihood that any mold might develop and also ensures that all surfaces are ready for any restoration work to begin. 

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to IICRC Standards. This assures our customers that they are getting the very best and professional service carried out on their property. 

You should call SERVPRO of  Santa Ana South as soon as you notice any signs of water damage in your property. We are available 24/7 at (714) 558-7772. 


1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Santa Ana we do our part in making sure all of our employees are highly certified and trained. We put them through IICRC training which is an institute of inspection cleaning and restoration certification. Here is a little bit about IICRC and why its important to SERVPRO:

The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The IICRC standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables us to more universally discuss concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection and restoration.

These standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years. Many of these fields, such as the water damage restoration field, change rapidly and those who are certified keep up with the advancement of the science and generally accepted practices of the industry.

Attic Fire

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

A truck in the driveway of this home caught on fire, the fire made its way to the garage and spread from there. This is a picture of the damage and mess left behind after a tragic incident. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South was called to the rescue to help clean up the aftermath! The home owners were very pleased with the results of their clean house. "Like it never even happened. "

Are you familiar with fire safety? Did you know that SERVPRO offers an ERP to better prepare you and your business for a fire or other disaster. ERP stands for Emergency Ready Plan. It's is a super quick and easy process. You can contact us, make an appointment and find out today, how to set your ERP up. You will be prepared for any disaster coming your way, and we will be right along side you to help save the day!

Garage Fire In Anaheim

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Fluid Spilled in this Anaheim garage causing a fire. This photo shows SERVPRO of Santa Ana South boarding up the garage after they were called to save the day! Our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South can not only extract water, or handle the packing and cleaning of an unfortunate fire. They are also highly trained in repairing and rebuilding structure. It can be vey important to handle each job with a sense of urgency, remorse and care. We love making personal relationships with our customers to assure them that that they are in professional hands in what could feel like one of their darkest moments. The owners at SERVPRO Santa Ana South are a close knit family and take customer service as the number one important thing they do. The owner of this home was so pleased with the outcome of the work we had done that she said she would definitely call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South again in case of an emergency. 

Flooded Photo Gallery In Laguna Beach Mall

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

A sewage backup in a local mall caused this Gallery to flood. This is a photo of the machines SERVPRO of Santa Ana South set up to get ready for extracting and drying the water in this mall gallery. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South was called to clean up this disaster and arrived in a timely manner. SERVPRO is there for many emergency situations. We as professionals understand that your items and your time are valuable to you and we do our best to provide each and everyone of our customers with the best customer service and best professional team. It is important to our owners and team here at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South to make each emergency experience "Like it never even happened." This mall gallery is just one of the many commercial buildings that SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has worked on. These customers were so pleased and gave us a grade 10 rating all the way across.

Fire In Garden Grove California

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

A car catching fire caused this home to also ignite! This photo is a before picture of the mess that was left behind after the fire. SERVPRO of Santa Ana was called to clean up the aftermath! The owner of this commercial building was very satisfied with the work SERVPRO of Santa Ana South did! He said they would definitely use and refer SERVPRO of Santa Ana South in the future.  If you are not fire ready, or are not ready for any major disaster we here at SERVPRO Santa Ana South can help!

SERVPRO offers around the clock service from highly trained professionals.

Don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO Santa Ana South with an emergency, questions, or concerns. We are always here to help with any disaster needs.

Contact us at (714)558-7772

Mold Safety Tips

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate throughout your home. 


  1. Stay out of affected areas
  2. Turn off the HVAC systems and fans
  3. Contact SERVPRO of Santa Ana for mold remediation services.


  1. Don't touch or disturb the mold
  2. Don't blow air across any surfaces with visible mold growth
  3. Don't attempt to dry the area yourself
  4. Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Our Mold Remediation Services 

SERVPRO of Santa Ana specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact it's a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. 

CALL SERVPRO SANTA ANA @ (714)558-7772


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