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Is There Mold in Your Redlands Home?

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is There Mold in Your Redlands Home? Mold Remediation in Redlands

Is There Mold in Your Redlands Home?

Any mold inside of your home, is a very serious concern. It can create situations that cause illness within you and your family members, especially if you live in the Redlands, CA area, or in Yucaipa California. Aside from this, it is unpleasant to look at, as it is often grey or black in color. Many people are not aware that this can also cause damage to your home’s structure. It can damage the walls, floors and even the ceiling. For homeowners who are attempting to sell their home, this can be especially troubling.

Many homes in Redlands, CA, as well as Yucaipa California, have mold. In fact, some studies reveal that nearly every single house has a microbial growth problem, of some type. However, most are not the dangerous type. It is easy to test your home to discover if you indeed, have an issue to be concerned about. Sometimes the home owner is not aware of the mold, until they notice a smelly odor, such as one that may be emitting from the kitchen. Plumbing leaks can go unnoticed for sometime, if they are very slow leaks. This creates a prime opportunity for microbial growth to begin to grow unnoticed in your home. Unnoticed growth can become extremely expensive to alleviate the fungus. Some home owners have been charged many thousands of dollars to treat long undetected growth.

If you suspect that you might have a fungus growing in your home, you can hire an inspection service to inspect your home and conduct mold cleanup. The average test can run as high as nearly $1,000. However, there are over the counter home test kits. These kits often run in upwards of $50. However, many of these over the counter test kits are known to be unreliable indicators of something being present.

If you do discover that a problem is growing in your home, its wise to not let panic set in. If the area is small that you detect a smelly odor in, such as only encompassing a 10 foot area, it may be possible to conduct mold cleanup yourself and not involve a professional team. There are numerous websites that explain how to achieve good results on your own. Simply put, the process involves bleach and water, in a room with decent ventilation.

However, if the situation requires an Environmental Hygienist, be ware of scam artists. Many services offered may employ price-gouging for treatment or otherwise, not actually know what they are doing. It is best to avoid anyone doing business out of the back of their truck and trust your instincts. Many people advise that you seek out at least 3 different companies to obtain pricing comparisons. However, a true price quote is difficult to deliver without an Environmental Hygienist actually coming into your home, to conduct a treatment test, first. Make certain that the company that you chose to do business with, is licensed and that they have been in business for several years. Visit http://www.SERVPROsouthredlandsyucaipa.com if you suspect mold in your home or business.

Handling a Fire Damage Case in Redlands, CA

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Handling a Fire Damage Case in Redlands, CA

If there is one thing residents of California and specifically Southern California, can expect now and then is they will be the beneficiary of an earthquake or major fire. Actually, over the past decades, a fire burning out of control, nearly destroyed everything in its path in the Santa Barbara area. Some folks in CA choose to blame Mother Nature or the ongoing draught for the fires, but any person with a dab of common sense might select an idiot who likes to see things burn and has no qualms about tossing a lighted smoke in a dry area.

Redlands is a large city near the I-15 and I-5 freeway intersect and is the key city that borders Banning, Yucaipa, Highland and North Redlands, CA called The Strip. It should be noted that if a large fire should occur, it would affect Yucaipa, CA, as well as the metro Redland area. It's nothing new to those long-time residents who live in The Strip. In terms of a boundary recently the Redland city fathers introduced and adopted an ordinance that targeted the safety and health of all its residents. Ergo, it is crucial that these residents be prepared to handle a fire emergency.

Here is what makes the Redland area a prime target for a major fire:

* Low amounts of rain during the season

* Very high temperatures during the summer

* High winds, commonly known as "Santa Ana Winds", that reach a speed of 40 miles per hour or more and move a fire 20 miles away form the original source. Those property owners who are not prepared for any type of emergency can look forward to some, in not all, of these fire losses in there home or business:

* Water damage and water damage from the fire

* Soot damage

* Smoke damage

* Extreme air quality making it hard to breathe

* Fire cleanup of fire damage you won't believe

Fire Is An Accident Of Extensive And Expensive Proportions

If you firmly believe that you won't see serious water damage, smoke damage, soot damage, serious water damage from the emergency services or limited water damage from the fire once it has been secured and safe, along with fire damage and any fire cleanup that will be involved, (think your home or office building burning to the ground) plus the air you'll be breathing in for days on end, you're just living in a fantasy world. The metro Southern California area is well known to be loaded with smog and has been the leader of dangerous air quality smog for years. So if you top that off with a fire, you would be best served to invest in a box of those oriental masks.

Note: Handling a fire loss in Redlands or Yucaipa please keep in mind that downed trees, power lines, utility poles and utility services can be the cause of adverse conditions you will face. Lines, impairment of emergency services, hospital and response times curtailed and delays in readily available vehicles non-existent. Visit http://www.SERVPROsouthredlandsyucaipa.com for more information on fire damage.

Tips from Professional Experts On Handling a Water Loss in Redlands, CA

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Tips from Professional Experts On Handling a Water Loss in Redlands, CA

Water damage and flood damage is quite common in the communities of Redlands and Yucaipa in California (CA). There are numerous old buildings and houses in the area with old drainage, sewerage, and pipelines. Whenever they break down or leak, people end up with water in home or water in business. Also, the people of these two places sometimes face flood damage as well. However, there are a number of professional services in Redlands and Yucaipa in California (CA) with cost-effective mitigation or solutions for water damage and flood damage. They have been helping people with their quality services for a long while, and very recently they have given away some advice to the residents who might face water in home or water in business issues.

According to the experts, when the residents can realize that there is a water issue in the house, they shouldn't panic at all. The very first thing they should when they face such issues they should stop the water leakage. They can do so by turning off the water valve from the main water sources. After this, they should try to locate the leakage by looking at wet floors or walls. If possible, the residents can try to stop the leakage with DYI tools and waterproof tapes. However, they always suggest that people shouldn't try any major repairs on their own. This way, they might even make the situation worse.

The experts also advise the residents to open up all the doors and windows to allow enough air movement in the room. This will allow the room to dry up easily. Also, proper air movement in the room will prevent in odors as well. People may also remove any sensitive items i.e. books, electronic appliances from the room which are effected with water. In such time, people should stay away from electronic appliances to avoid any kind of accidents. If possible, the house and office should be evacuated so avoid any personal injury or accident. There should be some regular drills on this as well.

If the residents are ready, they should also allow the water to drain out. Opening up the doors will allow the water to go out. They can also wipe up water from the furniture as well. If they can't move the furniture, they can put wooden planks under the furniture. They may also use a pump motor for water cleanup. If there is an AC, they can also turn it on with the highest drying setting. This will accelerate the drying process in the room.

They should also call the water cleanup and drying mitigation professionals in Redlands and Yucaipa in California (CA) without making any delay. It is always a good idea to keep their number in nearby so that they can be called right away in case of any emergency. They can also found through the local directory as well or simply call the emergency helpline. According to them, these tips will come in really handy for the local people when they are affected by any kind of water issues in their home or office. Visit http://www.SERVPROsouthredlandsyucaipa.com for more information on water loss.

Redlads/ Yucaipa Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

11/2/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Redlads/ Yucaipa Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 909-307-9700

Does Your Redlands/Yucaipa Home Have A Mold Problem

11/2/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Does Your Redlands/Yucaipa Home Have A Mold Problem In Redlands/Yucaipa, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.
  • If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

    If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 909-307-9700

Restoring Your Redlands/Yucaipa Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/2/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Redlands/Yucaipa Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges in Office Space.

Flooding and water damage events at Redlands/Yucaipa commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa

SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

When Flood hits Redlands/Yucaipa, SERVPRO is ready!

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When  Flood hits Redlands/Yucaipa, SERVPRO is ready! your highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to flood damage in Redlands/Yucaipa

SERVPRO of South Redlands/ Yucaipa specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Redlands or Yucaipa area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 909-307-9700

Water Extraction

10/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Extraction Water extraction once the flooring was removed.

SERVPRO of South Redlands/ Yucaipa is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
909-307-9700

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa

SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa 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.

Commercial Losses and how SERVPRO can help!

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Losses and how SERVPRO can help! Commercial Buildings need love too.

Flooding and water damage events at Redlands/Yucaipa commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa

SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Will to help your business 24/7!!

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Will to help your business 24/7!! Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Redlands/Yucaipa commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa

SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.