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Job at a Medical Clinic

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we work on all kinds of commercial businesses. Recently, we had a job at a medical clinic. This medical clinic consists of many rooms and is located under an apartment complex. One of the apartments above the clinic experienced a small fire that set off sprinklers all over the apartment complex. The water from the apartments above affected the ceiling of the clinic as water was leaking through the ceiling. The ceiling tiles were falling apart and crumbling down and some of the walls were also being damaged by water and started cracking. Our team came and cleaned up the mess and is currently working on demolition. Once the demolition phase is complete, the team will reconstruct and replace the damaged materials. It will be a lot of work covering a large area, but the SERVPRO team is up for any challenge.

Theatre Job

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

The team here at SERVPRO of Monrovia/El Monte works in commercial buildings all the time. A recent job that the SERVPRO team had was in a theatre. Not a film movie theatre, but a live play kind of theatre. This theatre had a bit of a mold problem in its tech room where various disk drives and high voltage stuff was kept. There were some walls that had significant amounts of mold on them as well as the screen doors where the disk drives were kept. The theatre contacted us to help them out with the mold problem and of course we accepted. Some of the mold was in a tight spot in between high voltage electrical equipment that couldn’t be moved. Due to this, the team had to be extra careful and couldn’t open up the wall to check for mold within. The team was still able to get the job done.

Types of Commercial Businesses

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Monrovia/El Monte, we deal with all types of properties including commercial properties. These commercial properties include small office buildings, large office buildings, high-rise buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels/motels, small retail stores, large retail stores, high rise residential buildings, manufacturing/industrial, and government buildings. I know I just listed a lot, but this just goes to show the various types of commercial properties out there and how we are ready to respond to any type of fire/water loss in any property. Our team has plenty of experience working with commercial properties and we know how important it is to get businesses back up and running. That is why our team strives to do the work promptly and efficiently.

Winter is Coming

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Winter is approaching which means cold temperatures and rain is upon us. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be. Many properties can experience water damage from storms or rain such as roof leaks or flooding. Here are some tips on how to avoid storm damage. It is important to make sure that gutters allow for proper drainage. This is an easy way to prevent flooding and mold growth. Another precaution to take is to inspect the shingles on your roof. Missing or damaged shingles will lead to leaks which will lead to water damage on the ceilings and walls of your property. It is important to follow these recommendations to ensure that your property is ready for storm conditions as we approach winter.

Home Appliances

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fire losses are always intimidating and can happen in many different ways. Appliances in our homes can cause fires. Recently, our team went out for an inspection of a fire loss. What happened was that the tenant’s dryer caught on fire and the fire damaged the walls and ceilings of the laundry room. The dryer most likely caught on fire because of clogged vents. The smoke from the fire went all over the house and covered the walls in soot. A small dryer fire turned the situation into a big fire loss. Work would have to be done all over the house to fix the damages from the fire as well as remove the soot and smoke smell from the walls. Before the fixes can be made, the team would have to remove all belongings from the home. This goes to show how home appliances such as dryers, toasters, or heaters can cause fires if not cleaned or maintained properly. 

What Happens on a Fire Job

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fire jobs require many steps because there are usually significant damages. It is important that all steps are done properly. After the fire is dealt with, our SERVPRO team comes out to the site and inspects the damages. All the damages are documented and pictures are taken. These documents and pictures are for the SERVPRO team to use as reference as well as any other parties involved. Then a pack-out would take place. This means that all belongings in the affected areas would be removed and taken to a storage facility. After the pack-out, the affected materials would be removed and a cleanup would take place. Once all affected material is removed, it would then be replaced in the reconstruction phase. Once everything is put back and replaced, then the team would start renovations such as painting and making sure the property is in pre-fire condition. Once that is done, all affected belongings would then be cleaned and treated to remove any unwanted smells or damages. Then a pack-in would take place to put all belongings back in the home.

Preventing Water Damage

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

The most common type of property damage that we deal with is water damage. Water damage is something that any property or home can experience because of the various appliances and piping that use water. Since there are many ways that someone can experience water damage, it is important to know how to avoid it. The most important way to prevent water damage is knowing where the water shut-off valve is located. This will stop water from causing further damage in the event of a leak. You can also periodically check for leaks underneath sinks, around appliances, and on the ceiling. It is also important to keep gutters clear of debris so that the area around your home doesn’t get flooded. Following these tips will decrease the chance that your home is affected by water damage.

We Work With Your Insurance

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

A reason why our clients choose to work with us is because of our established relationships with insurance companies. Whenever a client suffers a fire or water loss, their insurance will usually cover the loss and is involved throughout the whole process. The client is also under lots of stress and doesn't know what to do or how to handle the situation. That’s where we come in. Our team knows how to handle these situations and we work closely with the insurance providers. When a loss occurs, we get in touch with the insurance provider and work with them every step of the way. We document all the damages and communicate with the insurance to make sure that all the work we do gets approved. The only thing that the client has to worry about is paying their deductible. Nothing else. Here at SERVPRO, we make the restoration process as easy as can be. 

24/7 Emergency Service

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team offers 24/7 emergency service. This means that no matter the time or day, our team will respond to your emergency call. We always make sure to have team members available, even on weekends. Just recently, there was a homeowner that experienced a pipe burst in his home’s ceiling. This resulted in the ceiling collapsing and most of the home being flooded. Did I mention that this occurred at 3 in the morning? Our team still answered the call and made sure to assist the homeowner promptly. The homeowner was very appreciative and our team felt proud to have assisted a client during such a difficult time. Our team won’t back away from helping clients no matter the circumstances. This is a big reason why our clients choose to come to us and leave satisfied by our work.

Clean homes sell faster

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

When it comes to selling property, it is necessary to make sure that the property is maintained and in proper condition. This leads to increased market value, reduced list to sale conversion times, and enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales. That is why whenever you are in the position to sell property, you should get in touch with SERVPRO since we offer a variety of services to help revive your listings. These include cleaning services for carpet, upholstery, drapery, blinds, ceilings, walls, hard floors, duct and HVAC. We also do deodorization as well as mold mitigation and remediation. Aside from these services, SERVPRO can handle restoration work related to fire and water damage to make sure your home is in top shape to be and pass inspections.