Drying Phase in Home: Should I shut off the air movers?
If you currently are going through a water remediation process and you are not sure if you should turn off the drying equipment. First step is to always consult our Field Tech’s before hand. Our state-of-the-art Air Mover machines are there to assist in the drying affected areas in your home. Some customers may get bothered by some noise coming from the Air Movers, but we urge you not to turn off the equipment. Turning off the equipment can prolong or completely stall drying time. Each tech that places Air Movers follows the IICRC guidelines to best remediate your home quick and efficient. As soon as your home is dry, we remove the equipment immediately.
Do you have any water damage? Call SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City today!
Safety Smoke Alarm Tips
Safety Smoke Alarm Tips
Smoke alarms only properly work by maintaining the unit itself. The following tips will assist you on maintaining your unit in your home or business:
- When the low battery alarm goes off, replace batteries IMMEDIATELY.
- Replace smoke alarms every 8 -10 years to ensure that they unit is working properly.
- Test all units monthly.
- Clean all units at least every 6 months. You can use a small brush to do so.
Here at SERVPRO of Victorville/Adel we assist with any fire damages done to your home or business, but we also would like to make you aware of ways to prevent fires from also starting or harming anyone in your home or place of work. These life-saving devices are can be easily purchased anywhere and only require a few minutes of maintenance each month.
SERVPRO Fire Pet Safety Tips
Here at SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City we not only care about the safety of our customers, but as well for their loving pets!
Below are some helpful tips for your furry friends to help with their safety against fires:
- Don’t leave an open flame unattended. Pets are naturally curious so when it comes to open flames like a stove or candles, it’s a sure way for potential disasters.
- Secure stove knobs. Be sure to use covers whenever you leave home.
- Avoid candles. If you have pets (especially cats), a lit candle can be a fiery temptation.
- Secure your fireplace. Sparks can fly out and either harm your beloved pet or if they have a pet bed near by it, it can catch fire.
If you've recently had fire or smoke damage, call SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City today!
We are Cleaning Experts
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.
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
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
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.
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Why Floor Protection?
A home in Victorville had a water loss caused by a broken water heater supply line. The home owner reached out to SERVPRO Of Victorville/Adelanto/Victor Valley. We arrived onsite to have an inspection throughout the home. We discovered that that supply line damaged drywall and baseboards in different areas in the home. Demo took place for all areas that were damaged and could not be dried out. After demo was completed we set our dehu and air movers to dry out remaining moisture.
In the photo above, the homeowner was worried about tracking from coming in and out of the house. So our expert techs set up floor protection throughout the home. The customer was extremely grateful and happy that her floors were spotless and protected!
After a sprinkler pipe burst into a home in Pinon Hills, SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City was called out by the home owner. Our techs arrived onsite immediately for an inspection of the home. After a completed inspection we discovered the following materials were affected: carpet, pad, drywall wall, and drywall ceiling. After our techs came into demo damaged materials, we placed our state of the art equipment to dry out the remaining moisture.
During this loss it our professional techs determined for this particular room and situation that containment was needed as shown in the photo above. Our expert techs are here to help every situation so your loss can be remediated in the best and fastest way possible. If services are needed, cal SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City.
Demo Done in Water Damage Residential Home
This home in Fontana had a water damage caused by their over head sprinkler. The home owner immediately called SERVPRO of South San Bernardino was right on the scene to inspect and help them with all of their needs. After an inspection it was determined that the drywall wall and ceiling needed to be removed. The photo above shows our professional tech removing the damaged materials in multiple areas around the home. After our techs removed damaged materials, remaining moisture was found, and equipment was set to dry out any left over moisture. After a few days of drying the home owner and family were back to enjoy their home once again!
If you have any water restoration services needed, call SERVPRO of Victorville/Adelanto/Victory Valley today!
SERVPRO of Victorville / Adelanto / Victor Valley: Experts in water damage restoration!
SERVPRO of Victorville experts in water damage restoration!
- We have expert teams that can go out and inspect any water damage
- SERVPRO only uses the state of the art equipment and techniques
- Certified IICRC Technicians
SERVPRO of Victorville can assist in any water damage that your home or business may have experienced. This previous customer had called us out when a slab leak occurred in their home. Causing water damage and buckling to these wood flooring shown in the photo. As soon as SERVPRO of Victorville was called, we were onsite within the hour! We proceeded to assess the damage and determined what materials were damaged throughout the home. From there our professional technicians removed the materials that could not be saved and used our equipment to save the materials that could be. We finished the restoration services in just a few days so the family could return to their comfortable home!
If you have any water damage, call us today!
Rain Water Damage Prevention Tips
Have you experienced recent rains and/or worried that your home is not prepared for potential leaks/damages? Here at SERVPRO of South San Bernardino we have some helpful tips on how to prevent water damages from rain:
- Test your sump pump on a regular basis: You can call out to a professional service to check out the sump pump.
- Roof maintenance: Inspect your roof and replace any missing or damaged shingles. As well as to check for any holes or potential leak threats.
- Clean your gutters: Do this on a regular basis so clogs will not occur.
- Have downspouts away from the home at least 5-10 ft
- Sweep debris away from home: Any leaves or debris around your home may be swept away by flooding and potentially clogging pipes.
- Window repairs and maintenance
If you have any water remediation needs, call SERVPRO South San Bernardino today!
SERVPRO of Victorville is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Victorville
SERVPRO of Victorville 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.