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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.?

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.

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.

Important things to do before we arrive onto the scene of the water damage

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Important things to do before we arrive onto the scene of the water damage Extracting water from wet carpet.

As a service to our customers, the following are the most important things to do while you’re waiting for us to arrive on the scene of the water damage:

    If you’ve determined the leak or flood source, safely eliminate the problem such as turning off the main water supply.If the water damage is coming from a contaminated source, such as sewage lines, leave the area immediately to avoid getting sick.Remove as many water-damaged items as you can from the area, determining what can be saved or salvaged and what can be dried and kept.

With our qualified and professional technicians you will feel a peace of mind when it comes to restoring your home back to its preloss condition. Our technicians are thoroughly trained in the latest restoration techniques, returning your life to normal as quickly as possible. Our emergency service professionals are knowledgeable and will help facilitate quick response times when you need it most.

SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights is a proud member of IICRC and carries the highly regarded status of IICRC Certified Firm. This assures you that you have retained the best in the business. Our technicians receive training and certification to enable them to perform the finest job for you in a timely and professional manner.

Water damage from contaminated water

5/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage from contaminated water Mold on drywall from a water damage

DO: What to do

DO: Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.

DO: Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.


DON'T: What not to do

DON'T: Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.

DON'T: Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.

DON'T: Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.

DON'T: Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

These emergency tips will assist you in taking the proper action until SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights arrives.

Please follow these, DOs and Don'ts to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.

Water damage from contaminated water

5/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage from contaminated water Mold on drywall from a water damage

DO: What to do

DO: Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.

DO: Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.


DON'T: What not to do

DON'T: Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.

DON'T: Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.

DON'T: Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.

DON'T: Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

These emergency tips will assist you in taking the proper action until your SERVPRO franchise professionals arrive.

Please follow these, DOs and Don'ts tips to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a very successful restoration.

Tips on things to do for homeowners during a water damage caused by clean water

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips on things to do for homeowners during a water damage caused by clean water WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES.

Do: Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.

Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

Use wooded clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.

Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Tips on what NOT to do during a water damage due to clean water

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips on what NOT to do during a water damage due to clean water TIPS ON WHAT NOT TO DO DURING A WATER DAMAGE DUE TO CLEAN WATER

DO NOT: Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

DO NOT: Enter affected area if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.

DO NOT: Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.

DO NOT: Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall to wall carpets to cause staining.

DO NOT: Use your household vacauum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.

Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

DO NOT: Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Water Damage to Fabrics

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to Fabrics Water Damaged Sofa? Let Us Help You.

SERVPRO Can Salvage Fabrics from Water Damage

Some of the most at-risk objects and materials in a home come in the form of fabrics. Fabric and textiles make up our furniture, our flooring, drapes, our belongings, and sometimes even our walls and appliances, and all of these are highly susceptible to water damage. Thankfully, most types of water damage to fabrics are restorable and treatable in the hands of trained professionals. Depending on the type of fabric and its use, we vary our approach considerably when taking on a job for water damage restoration to fabrics.
 
Issues in General
Common throughout most types of fabric taking on water damage in California are a few constant problems. For homeowners, the most troubling are often staining and discoloration, which can permanently ruin the appearance of some types of fabric if not treated correctly. Depending on the kind of water damage and fabric, our technicians may be able to remove this staining without replacing anything. 
 
Carpeting
When it absorbs water, carpeting and padding can become heavily warped and misshapen. If not treated quickly, this may lead to a complete replacing of the material. Furthermore, carpeting is often harmed through flooding, which means that the general fabric damages are often most dangerous and prominent here. However, if only a portion of the carpet is too far gone, it can typically be removed and replaced if a successful drying out of the remaining carpet and pad has been accomplished.
 
Drapes and Window Coverings
Drapes and window treatments can also sustain water damage through flooding, but are also a common casualty after storm damage. If the damage is significant, it can be difficult to fully restore large and heavy drapes, although damage is often light enough to allow for full restoration.
 
Furniture
Fabric furniture pieces can sustain all of the usual problems, but are also highly susceptible to color bleed. Following a flood or significant water wicking into a piece of furniture, we recommend removing all pillows, sheets, and cushions from the furniture, if possible. This may help to mitigate damage to the non-fabric portions of the furniture.
 
Clothing
Most articles of clothing can survive light to moderate water damage with a thorough dry cleaning. For heavier damage or flooding, however, it is typically best to replace most items, as they may present a hazard or be too costly to restore. 
 
SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights is an experienced and well-staffed home restoration and cleanup service provider which has helped dozens of local home and business owners to get past even the worst catastrophes. For our services or a quote, call us 24/7 at 909-949-4450.

http://www.SERVPROuplandsanantonioheights.com/

SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services Fire, Water, and Mold Emergency Service Available 24/7

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 Upland and San Antonio Heights 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 – 909-949-4450

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 Upland and San Antonio Heights

SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights 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.