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Waiting too long

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Don't wait too long to take action after water intrusion in your home. Some make the mistake and wait too long to dry out possible wet areas in their home. If this happens you're making this a bigger headache, quite literally. Mildew and mold can start growing on the outside of your walls, meaning, it was so wet inside that there can definitely be some structural damage, and mold inside the walls as well. Such mold can cause great harm to the human body as well as to animals and plants. To keep a healthy environment inside your home you must make sure that any water intrusion is handled quickly and properly. Call SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio heights to dry out your home or business and inspect for mold or any structural damage before its too late. 

Water damage in Library

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers drying wet carpet Wet carpet at the upland library

This water damage was at a local library in Upland, Ca. This was a very important job for us to be a part of because we value education, and knowledge. Without these books our future generations would be lost so we did everything in our power to restore any damaged books and get this library back in business as soon as we could. Water and fire are books biggest enemies and were hear to help restore and save the knowledge inside these books. Drying this commercial building was a bit of a challenge because of the racks filled with books, so we had to dry around them, and had to even remove a few to make sure no water was still trapped underneath them. By the end of the drying, SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights made it "Like it never even happened."

Fires in Southern California

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fires happen in Southern California way too often. The year 2019 was the hottest year recorded in history for Southern California. Meaning during the summer we really need to be careful and keep a good eye out on wildfires. Some homes here in Upland, Ca. were built on Valleys and Hills which make them perfect targets for fires. If you or a loved one have suffered from a fire in your home you know how bad it can get. Not only your home and structure will be damaged, but all the contents you have in your home are at risk. Having fire extinguishers nearby is a very good idea to have in case a fire were to happen. No matter how big or small the damage is SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights will be there to make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire damage to your business

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Home business materials damaged by Fire damage. Fire affected home business in Upland, CA.

To you, its more than just a business, its your livelihood. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights understand the feeling of frustration and overwhelming concerns related to handling fire damage. Our priority is to help you regain control and get your doors open again. Within eight business hours of arriving at your facility, SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio technicians will discuss the extent of the damage and the steps we will take to help restore your building, equipment and furniture. Responding quickly to a fire damage can save your company money, reduce more extensive damage and shorten the length of down time. Business closures due to a fire damage don't just affect the business owner. It affects the employees, their families and the community. Contact SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights for your fire damage restoration needs.

Apartment units affected by water

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Slab leak in commercial building Carpet affected by water damage at an apartment complex.

This damage was a water damage which affected flooring and walls at the Victorville Casa Bella apartments earlier this year. Many of these incidents happen year around due to old piping, slow leaks, or simply it rained too much and the roof couldn't handle it. In this particular event there was a slab leak which caused massive amounts of water to affect a few units in the apartment complex. Carpets needed to be removed along with the padding underneath, walls needed to be cut to ensure interior drying. Inside the walls there was wet insulation which needed to be removed and replaced as well. In most cases this is something that can be taken care of within a few weeks, from start to finish. One thing is for sure is that SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Storm damage

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

large tree in residential front yard Storm damage goes beyond water.

Storm damage can be caused by many different damages to your home or business. One of these damages can  be the result from tree branches being blown off trees due to high winds and storms crashing into your home opening an area for any outside intrusions such as water. Many people don't know they're at risk from such damages until it happens to them or a loved one. One way to prevent this from happening is maintaining trees around your business and property. Look out for tree rot, weak branches, and anything close enough that can come crashing into your home during a storm. If such damage happens at your home you can call your trusted SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights to come to your aide and make it "Like it never even happened."  

Faster to any size disaster

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights pride ourselves to being able to respond to any size disaster at any given time. Our response time is quick and may help avoid revenue loss. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights will work hard to restore the property and its contents to preloss condition helping you in this disaster situation. We have worked hospitals, schools, hotels and big facilities. Our staff is knowledgeable and here to answer any questions you may have. We know how difficult it is to go through fire, water, and mold damages. Our expert staff are well trained and have all the proper tools necessary to handle any size disaster.

Fires in Southern California

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire in Upland, Ca.

This summer has been a hot one here in Southern California. According to Verisk's wildfire risk analysis 4.5 million U.S. homes were identified at high or extreme risk of wildfire, with more than 2 million in California alone. Losses from wildfires added up to $5.1 billion over the past 10 years. From January 1 to July 30, 2019 there were 25,619 wildfires compared with 37,591 wildfires in the same period in 2018. The Mendocino complex fire broke out on July 27 in Northern California and grew to be the largest fire in state history with 459,123 acres burned. Homes all around California are at high risk during the summer time due to extreme heat so practice extreme caution. If you do end up unfortunately suffering from a fire loss, SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights are here to make it "Like it never even happened." 

How to prevent storm damage to your home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage in Upland, CA.

1. Clean your gutters- Cleaning your gutters is important because that build up can block the water that needs to run off your roof during a storm.

2. Inspect the foundation of your home- Inspect your foundation for any cracks were water can seep in during a storm.

3. Check your yard for dead or diseased trees- During a storm, there are strong winds and rain that can tear down dead or weak trees that can come crashing into your home causing significant damage.

4. Have your roof inspected every year

5. Secure furniture that could potentially fall

6. Pack up outdoor furniture

7. Think about your landscaping

8. Unplug all electronics

9. Know how to shut off your utilities

10. Shutter your windows

11. Identify safe rooms in your home

12. Watch the weather

13. Create an emergency disaster kit.

Storm Damage in Southern California

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded house in Upland, CA.

Storm damage in Southern California is very rare. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights does not receive many Storm damage claims. Although we have gone out to New York when Hurricane Katrina struck. We were there to help dry and restore peoples homes in light of the disaster. Many homes where at a total loss, all of their personal items, from collectibles to sentimental items were completely destroyed. It was disturbing to see so many people devastated by the storm, what it had done to them, and their families. We helped as many people as we could with the time we had down there, and it brought our employees back with plenty of knowledge on what to do if a storm that badly ever hits Southern California. Rest assured that SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights will save the day.