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Hurricane rolls through North Carolina

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

top left is under the house, top right mold growth on wood that was removed, bottom left is the dehumidifiers and drying Shown is the work and damages that occurred. We dried both top and bottom of the house to cure structure. The mold growth was removed.

Our client was a retired Sherriff out of state who needed our help after a devastating hurricane ran through his city. His house was located in North Carolina and was on a raised foundation due to the structure of the home and the land it was on. Due to the hurricane water began to gather under the house and seeped up the foundation of the house which led to the water evaporating and caused damage to the structure of the home.

The damage that took place was mold that grew into all effected areas within the home and damaged the hardwood floors, cabinets, and other parts of the home. Since he was retired and a hardworking man, he started on the demolition of the home before calling our team but realized that it may have been too big of a task for him to handle. As we got there our SERVPRO crew took over and helped him finish the job. We dried up the crawl space with dehumidifiers and treated the structures for the removal of mold to help ensure a safe place to live. Even though there was damage to the structure and the inside of the home was damage the wind from the hurricane destroyed anything more than that.

SERVPRO served the client with the utmost excellence and he was happy to have us there. Our client referred us out to his friends that lived near by just in case they too were facing a similar problem to the one he was facing. Since we were out of state our client was a little hesitant on trusting us and our scope of work but once we proved to him that we could get the job done correctly he was pleased with us and trusted us 110% to work on his home.

Accidental Kitchen Fire in Yorba Linda

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

1 major damage to range hood, 2 air scrubber, 3 thermal fog, 4 kitchen after clean up Before and after of the damage after the fire compared to the clean up after our team got there. Reconstruction is still in progress.

Robert Benko – Fire Damage 

As the homeowner was enjoying their day, they accidentally left their stove on with some oil on the pan which led to a small kitchen fire. Although it was a small fire the damage was still tough to deal with. It left a stench of heavy smoke within the home especially in the kitchen area. Since the fire was stopped fairly quickly it wasn’t able to spread throughout the home which only left the stove and range hood damaged, and it left the cabinets smelling like smoke.

Since it wasn’t too much damage our SERVPRO team just went into the home to remove the damage stove hood and give the house a deep clean to get rid of the smell of smoke. This deep cleaned included the cabinets, walls, ceilings, floors and even led to the cleaning of the ac unit and air ducts just in case the smell got anywhere throughout the house. The owner was relieved to see that only a small portion of the house was damaged but was worried about the smell sticking around.

Since smoke can smell pretty bad and has such a strong odor our team took the necessary steps to help get rid of the smell throughout the house so the owner could live comfortable once again. Our team used an air scrubber to help contain and clean the air using a HEPA filter, with primary and secondary filters, which the second filter included a carbon filter to capture most of the smoke particles lingering around. This air scrubber helped with the odor of the smoke. We also used a thermal fog, a deodorizer to help neutralize the smell of the smoke. Within a week of the event taking place and the work provided by our team the smell of the smoke was completely gone and the house smelled clean and fresh again.

SERVPRO is here to help, if you have experienced something similar, and hopefully nothing worse give us a call so we can assist you in getting your home back. Our team is here and ready to serve you in any way possible.

Major water damage from a minor problem in Yorba Linda

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Left shows mold, middle demolition, and the right shows the drier Here we wanted to highlight the damage and the demolition which took place after. The last photo highlights how we like to keep our workspaces clean.

Our customer in Yorba Linda had a water leakage problem coming from the HVHC unit that was improperly installed and caused problems for the client. Our team was then notified and after our SERVPRO team found that they had accidentally placed the pump upside down. This caused drainage overflow from the unit caused damage to the hallways, ceilings, walls and bedroom. Luckily at the time the bedroom was unoccupied. The leak had be ongoing for some time which led the removal of the drywall because it could not be repaired to its original state. Our team then treated the framework of the unit to help restore all the effected wood and parts beyond the drywall. The SERVPRO team also applied anti-microbial to the structure of the building.

The turnaround of this project did not take too long according to the situation. The drying section of the unit took our team about 3 days, and the project was completed within that time frame as well. During our demo work we like to ensure that the units are not getting dirtier than before which leads us to use air scrubbers to help control the air around the project and keep the area as clean as possible. Our team wants to ensure that every person is safe from harm of any chemicals we may use, or dust that may be around because of the demolition work that is being done on the units.

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea is available 24 hours a day, regardless of the severity of the problem. With services like this provided, why wait? When delaying a problem that is caused by water it greatly increases the chances of more damage being done to the property within just a few hours. 

From Water Damage to a brand new first floor

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Left shows the demolition portion, the bottom right shows the reconstruction From destruction to restoration.

An insurance client reached out to us and had us visit their clients rental property to check out a possible water damage problem. Although it was vacant. Although the owner was not present they trusted us enough to work with their daughter to get the job done. 

Prior to this water leak, the tenants had moved out a leak had started within the walls of the house and effected majority of the first floor of the house. The effected area was well over repairable which led to a complete removal of carpet and tile on the first floor. There was also drywall removal from the ground up. The cabinets were also damaged beyond restoration which led to a remodel of the whole down stairs. This wasn’t a problem for the SERVPRO team because they not only specialize in water damage, but now the team has been trained and ready to go when it comes to reconstruction.

After the removal of all the damaged material, equipment was brought in to help dry up all of the areas. The SERVPRO team used a humidifier and air removers to keep control over the area as well as dry up the deeper areas effected.

Once everything was done with the demolition and safe removal, the reconstruction step took place. As you see in the second picture, (the right bottom), you will see that the team was able to restore the floor to its original state. After doing so, the client was pleased to see that they did not have to return back to the states but trusted our team completely on their word.

New Business Mold Remediation in Yorba Linda

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Mold from the Ceiling to the Floor The mold can clearly be seen in the picture as it creeps down from the ceiling to the floor. This was just one room in the upstairs unit.

A small rain look turned into a big problem when a small start up company did not realize they had a small roof leak during the rainy season. They had just moved into a new two story building to accommodate a workspace for their employees. As rain leaked in and the building and hot temperatures came around it caused humidity within the wet areas which then led to mold. In the picture you can see the dark areas which have infected the walls  all the way down to the floor. The ceiling tiles were also removed to ensure a safe removal of all infected areas. 

The removal included of all the porous materials such as: ceiling tiles throughout the second floor,  drywall, laminate flooring and carpet. After the removal we took steps to clean walls, floors, and provided a mold treated to the wood framing for mold removal. The last step we took was to treat all infected areas with a disinfectant and scrubber to create a safe and healthy workplace. 

During the work process we took steps to keep employees safe and working while we removed all mold infected areas. To do so, we quarantined all of the second floor and a portion of the first floor to allow the business to keep working as the client requested. SERVPRO also took steps to keep dust particles away from the employees with a commercial air scrubbers. We also took the weekend to finish off the last steps to prioritize the safety of the employees and keep them away from any dust or chemicals that would have been in the air. We like to make sure that our clients are safe and comfortable especially when they are working. 

To keep their employees with a clear state of mind the client chose to hire a third party environmental testing company to confidently say that the rooms were no longer unhealthy. We ended that test with flying colors. The client also appreciated that throughout the working process of the clean up we provided written updates so they could share with their employees and important parties, or we would update them as requested. We love to take any steps that would keep our clients happy, and SERVPRO will always do its best to accommodate such matters.

Use a Certified Professional for your restoration services

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

When considering a company for your restoration service needs, we recommend that you look for a company with an IICRC Certification. IICRC, or the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. This certifying body provides the highest quality training, concepts, terminology, and procedures recognized in the cleaning and restoration industry. This high level training and certification is awarded to both the restoration company and the technicians that provide the water damage service.

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea is fully IICRC trained and certified. As part of our on-boarding process for new technicians, IICRC training and certification is required. SERVPRO technicians also participate in on-going training and re-certification to ensure that we are staying up to date with the latest restoration guidelines.

If you are in need of mold removal, residential and commercial structural drying, fire and smoke restoration, water damage restoration, moisture thermography, rest assured that SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea has qualified, trained and certified technicians to help. Have questions? Call us today, 714-701-0207.

All the restoration services you need in one place

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea has been servicing the Orange County community in emergency water damage for 15 years. We pride ourselves in our great work ethic and excellent customer service. Our services are not limited to only water damage restoration, we also specialize in fire damage, wind or storm damage, and mold removal services. We do it all!

Wondering what is included with our restoration services?

We provide restoration estimates and work plans that are expertly written, detailed, and compatible with most insurance carriers.

Move out services; includes packing of furniture and other belongings should you need to relocate from your home temporarily.

Our expert packing crew skillfully protects and wraps your furniture with blankets and plastic wrapping

We protect your flooring with runners while we do our services.

Water extraction to remove any water pooling or puddles.

Wide-ranging dry out services for the interior of your home.

Complete demolition of structure materials as needed for a proper dry out.

We have restoration equipment such as a HEPA Air Scrubber that removes airborne contaminants during a water, fire, smoke, mold or sewage damage.

Safely remove mold growth from your property.  

Have questions about damages to your property? Call us today, we are here to help.

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea Hygiene Tips for Small Businesses

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea, health and safety are our top priorities. During this difficult time with the current outbreak of COVID-19, we must protect our employees.

Here are some tips to protect yourself, others and minimize the exposure during this pandemic:

  • Washing your hands frequently (scrub hands for at least 20 seconds under running water)
  • Practice coughing and sneezing etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue
  • Clean/Disinfect frequently specially “high touch” areas such as  workstations, countertops, doorknobs, and light switches
  • Practice social distancing when possible which may include non-contact methods of greeting
  • Minimize face-to-face contact when possible and use alternate methods such as videoconferencing
  • Clean/Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like telephones, headphones, charging devices, keyboards, and other high frequented office accessories
  • Consider adjusting or postponing meetings or gatherings

For more information please visit the CDC web page, cdc.gov/coronavirus

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea assists business in the City of Brea with a sudden flood

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

When a pipe bursts, a quick response is vital to avoiding secondary damages. Here at SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea we understand the sense of urgency when it comes to sudden bursts and know to act promptly. Extraction services needed immediately are our top priority.

We were called upon to the City of Brea when a bathroom urinal battery malfunctioned and caused a leak overnight. That morning the employees of the business arrived to find several rooms flooded including a bathroom and hallway. SERVPRO was quick to arrive that morning and assist with extracting the water. The business was thankful for SERVPRO’s quick response as they were able to continue operations without any down time.

After the emergency services were completed, the SERVPRO team got to work with setting up the drying machines. It’s imperative that after the initial extraction has been completed that the structure be dried properly in order to avoid secondary damages such as mildew growth. Within a few days of our drying equipment running, the structure was dry.

Have a bathroom related burst or has any other source of water damage affected your business? Contact SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea today! Our staff knows what to do to help your business quickly. SERVPRO 714-701-0207

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea - Preparing for Wildfires

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea - Preparing for Wildfires

Summer is right around the corner and with higher temperatures comes the risk of wildfires. Governor Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring May 3-9 as “Wildfire Preparedness Week” in the State of California. Residents interested In learning about how to prepare for wildfire season and which steps to take to ensure adequate defensible space around homes and building, can go to www.ReadyForWildfire.org and through the improved Ready for Wildfire web-based app. Please visit these resources to learn more about wildfire prevention.

Wildfires can damage hundreds of homes in its path and spread quickly thru a moving flame front. Burn patterns can be unpredictable and there are many factors that can influence fire behaviors such as weather conditions and topography. A wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business in some cases or in mild smoke/ash damage and only partial loss in others.

After a wildfire impacts a community, the residual contaminants and pollutants can pose a health hazard. To free your property of these potential hazards such as smoke, ash and soot, cleaning should be safely performed by a professional. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea is Here to Help®. SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

Have a question about fire, smoke or soot damage? Call us today – 714-701-0207