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It will be okay!

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage It will be okay! Water damage at a Library.

Your home is truly a reflection of you, your tastes and your personality. Suffering water damage to your home can feel like a part of you has been damaged as well. We recognize a loss can make you feel vulnerable, invaded or robbed of part of your life. Your loss is unique, in how it started, the emotions experienced and the extent of the damage.

When damage affects your home, you want it to be restored to preloss condition. You cannot afford to let the marketability of your home be affected. That is why SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights have professionally restored property for over 10 years.

SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights is here to help with any size water damage, no matter the extent of how large the loss is. 

How to help prevent a water damage

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to help prevent a water damage Water damage in laundry room example

Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home’s foundation and the very core that holds your house together. You’ve heard about core strength for your body. Well, water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage. Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew. Here’s how to prevent water damage using three easy strategies that will give you peace of mind the next time heavy storms hit.

Ensure good drainage- Why it matters: Poor drainage weakens your foundation, causing cracks, uneven settling, and pathways for water to enter your home.

Test your sump pump regularly- Sump pumps come to life during storms. That’s not when you want to realize yours isn’t working properly. You should check it at least once a year, and ideally perform several checks during heavy storm seasons.

Check for water leaks and call SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights to fix them.

Persistent leaks lead to mold and mildew rot, and even termite and carpenter ants (they like chewing soggy wood, since it’s soft). Yet if you fix a leak soon after it starts, there may be no long-term damage at all.?

Flood warnings part 1

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood warnings part 1 Flood warnings

Floods are the most common natural disasters in the United States and also the most dangerous. To help you know when to expect flooding, the National Weather Service or your local weather service issues flood watches, warnings, and advisories. But what are the differences between them?

Flood advisory: A flood advisory is the mildest level of a flood notification. It means that a flood may be possible due to a problematic weather event, but the flooding is expected to be less severe if it occurs. Even so, it’s best to monitor weather alerts to know if the flooding risk will turn into something more serious. If you don’t exercise any form of caution, you may put your life or property in danger.

Flood watch: A flood watch is issued before a flood warning and indicates that flooding in your area is possible within the next 24 to 48 hours. While a flood watch does not mean flooding will likely occur, the conditions are favorable for a flood. You should prepare for a flood even though the chance of a flood is not guaranteed. Be ready to move to higher ground immediately after the notice. Monitor alert notifications and get the latest updates on the weather via your local radio, NOAA Weather Radio or TV stations. A flood watch could quickly turn into a flood warning.

Flood warning part 2

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood warning part 2 Flood warning part 2

Flood warning: When a flood warning is issued, flooding is imminent or is already happening. The flood warning typically includes important information to help you overcome flooding, such as safety tips, evacuation procedures, location of emergency shelters, and more. A flood warning is a sign to avoid low lying areas and stay tuned to radio or TV stations to get weather updates. If local officials advise you to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flash flood warning: Flash floods are sudden violent floods that occur very quickly, usually in six hours or less, when it rains heavily or when levees and dams break. Densely populated areas, such as cities, are at a high risk for flash floods. Since flash floods can happen so fast, unfortunately there isn’t always time to send out a flash flood warning alert. If you do learn of a flash flood warning, seek higher ground immediately. Flash floods can develop even in areas where it doesn’t rain when the warning was issued. Remember, if you are under a flood warning, seek shelter right away and don’t forget to protect your property from flooding.

Our water damage restoration process

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our water damage restoration process Dehumidifier and Air movers drying process.

Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property. 

Step 1: Emergency contact

Step 2: Inspection and damage assessment

Step 3: Water removal/Water extraction

Step 4: Drying and dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and repair

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights is faster to any size disaster. We're highly trained water damage specialists, and we use highly advanced drying equipment and techniques.

We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.

SERVPRO can handle all your Commercial damages

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO can handle all your Commercial damages Holiday Inn, Anaheim Ca.

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio heights, we will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation. 

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

We are professionals in the following.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Storm damage can be devastating.

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm damage can be devastating. Storm damage to home

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires

We have the resources to handle storms and disasters. Our SERVPRO Franchise have a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

Immediate action is crucial dealing with a water damage

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Immediate action is crucial dealing with a water damage Drying water damage from carpet.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

On every water damage site we provide the following.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We use advanced water restoration equipment and techniques.

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

Mold spreads fast

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold spreads fast Mold in a home.

Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.  

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. 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 on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • 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.

No job is too large

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage No job is too large Storm damage caused a tree to fall on the house!

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita