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Reconstruction After SOCAL Home is Damaged by Fire

Reconstruction After SOCAL Home is Damaged by Fire

SERVPRO of West Covina Begins the cleanup of this home after a fire damages several rooms. The rest of the home got a hefty layer of smoke, soot and char throughout.  After removal of burned effects, debris and of the tiny particles that cause the burnt smell, the reconstruction portion could begin. As a California General Contractor we are able to complete any rebuild projects that are required. CA LIC. NO. 968875

Rain Storm floods West Covina Home and Damages Laminate Flooring

Rain Storm floods West Covina Home and Damages Laminate Flooring

Living in an area that is mostly sunny and dry, we are often caught much off guard when a quick storm travels past our home and floods our place a few inches deep with water.  This West Covina home got saturated when water levels rose and flooded in from their sliding glass door. The laminate planks completely swelled and turned to mush essentially as clearly seen in the picture. We sent a crew out to remove the wet materials and get the rest of the structure properly dried. New fresh floors were installed and this family’s interruption was thankfully minimal. Here to help for any property damages, call and inquire as to the details of our free inspections. 626.960.9145

California Rain Brings Attention to Roof Repairs that are Desperately Needed

California Rain Brings Attention to Roof Repairs that are Desperately Needed

We don’t get much rain in SOCAL but when we do, much needed roof maintenance repairs may come to our attention if the storm brings unexpected water leaks. Here fresh staining after a downpour got the attention of this homeowner who called us out to help. Roof repairs were made, the stained ceiling areas addressed and the unseen wet areas behind wall cavities dried completely to avoid potential mold growth. Your family’s health and safety comes first, trust us to professionally cleanup any unexpected disaster, storm related or otherwise.

How far did the water damage travel in this West Covina home?

How far did the water damage travel in this West Covina home?

Our water technicians’ very first step when arriving at each water damage weather Commercial or Residential is to scope and map out the damages to find out exactly how far the water traveled. This determines the extent of the water damages, allowing us to create a sketch of the affected areas so that we can create a plan of action to restore. We mark the saturated boundaries with blue tape so that clear identification can be determined. Depending on the source of the leak and if bacteria levels are present, a water category protocol will be assigned to your loss. Call for our free inspection.

Keep Away Rain Storm Intrusion by Temporarily Tarping the Roof

Keep Away Rain Storm Intrusion by Temporarily Tarping the Roof

This roof was given a temporary tarp after heavy rains had been reported coming through the family’s ceiling. This preventative measure kept the remaining storm from causing further damages in between making roof repairs. Usually we don’t even realize repairs are necessary until rainfall, which we rarely even get in SOCAL these days. Fortunately we are just a call away to help keep the natural elements out whenever unexpected damages occur to your property.

Fire Damage Specialsts Servicing our SOCAL Community

Fire Damage Specialsts Servicing our SOCAL Community

Whenever we receive a call regarding a local fire, our first question always is “How are you doing now that the fire is out, did everyone make it out safely?” Sadly at one of our fire inspections the homeowners had lost their precious dog in the fire.

Understandably, after experiencing a fire stress levels are high and nerves are rattled so we help lessen the worry by relieving any of the cleanup process from you. This home in West Covina received a full dousing of water from our courageous Fire Department while extinguishing the blaze. Soot & smoke removal services were provided, a cleaning of all the belongings followed by the reconstruction of the burned areas. You can count on us to help as we are always ready to rescue.

Shower Leaking Continuously in West Covina, CA

Shower Leaking Continuously in West Covina, CA

Home maintenance seemingly never ends but is truly necessary to protect your investment.  The shower next to this water damaged wall & trim had water seeping past the tile on an ongoing basis.  Initially it had gone unnoticed. Eventually when the paint on the wall began to bubble and the wet and swollen baseboard began peeling paint off, our team was called out to help. We are always happy to respond quickly when dealing with water leaks. This prevents further damage from occurring and keeps repair costs to a minimum.

Flood Cleanup in Walnut, CA

Flood Cleanup in Walnut, CA

This homeowner returned from vacation to discover water damages at their home. It had rained the week before and the flood levels had raised high enough to pour into their home through the sliding glass door. The water traveled across the kitchen up to the edges of the walls and cabinets. Upon discovery, our team was called out to help remove soggy materials and cleanup all the affected areas. Our standard advice when heading out of town is to turn off the main water valve to prevent any mishaps while gone. In this instance, the good advice would have been irrelevant since this was caused by exterior flood waters. As homeowners, we tend to do the best we can in terms of prevention, but some things when it comes to nature, like storm related damages are just out of our control.

Mold lurking in a West Covina home

Mold lurking in a West Covina home

This West Covina home experienced a hot water heater malfunction and leaked steamy water throughout the house floors. Our water technicians scoped out how far the water travelled and how far up the walls the water wicked. During the inspection of the crawlspace this bright and colorful mold pattern was discovered. These floor joists look like they are covered in a decorative floral or polka-dot design. Cleaning up mold in tight quarters such as a crawlspace is always challenging because there is no standing room. Our technicians literally crawl below and use dry ice blasting to remove all the visible mold. It is hard work but worth it for this family’s safety since mold is an allergen. #gotmold #moldremoval #moldinspection #crawlspaceinspection

West Covina Fire Damage, Smoke & Soot Removal

West Covina Fire Damage, Smoke & Soot Removal

The damage that comes from after a fire is awful because the tiny soot particles go absolutely everywhere. The good news is, at SERVPRO of West Covina fire cleaning is our specialty so we do a fantastic job of removing soot from each and every nook and cranny. Regardless of discovering a home with high content, like this one, we clean it all including all other surfaces. Our team methodically works from the ceilings, down the walls, to furniture, belongings and then the floors. Once all the tiny particles are removed, we tackle removing the smoke smell completely. #smokesmellremoval

Removing Hidden Mold

Removing Hidden Mold

Sometimes we walk on a propety for a mold inspection and the mold is visible or the familiar musty smell is present. But more often than not, the mold is growing in a hidden wall cavity or behind baseboards, cabinets or appliances. A close up of the side of these recently removed flooring planks shows the destructive path water takes when it is initially undetected or ignored. Removal helps protect your family from the allergin and by hiring a professional company like SERVPRO, you gain peace of mind.

Commercial Emergency Services Rendered in West Covina, CA

Commercial Emergency Services Rendered in West Covina, CA

Got called out to this commercial property to inspect how far the water flooding had traveled throughout the premises. Extraction & drying quickly followed. Our goal is to act quickly to avoid secondary damages of mold or mildew being allowed to take root. This ultimately keeps costs to a minimum, especially if the water source is determined 'clean'. (See our blog page for more info on CLEAN or DIRTY water intrusion, does it matter?)

SERVPRO West Covina working in our Socal Community

SERVPRO West Covina working in our Socal Community

Once you have noticed one, our bright green trucks are easy to spot! You begin to notice them all the time out & about in our SOCAL community traveling from property to property to help out as needed. We have spotted 4 different ones in a single day while out on the freeways! Have you seen any of our SERVPRO trucks in your neighborhood yet?

Not a new wallpaper pattern...

Not a new wallpaper pattern...

Water leaking under the sink sometimes can go undiscovered for quite a while. Notice the mold growth that began to form all over the wall inside this cabinet. It became so pronounced it looks like a faux finish sponging technique or like a wallpaper pattern, but no, its mold.

Got Mold?

Got Mold?

Our technicians are in full protective gear inside the containment they built to safely remove the mold from this Walnut, CA home after rain damage. The containment kept under negative air pressure prevents the microscopic mold spores from traveling throughout the rest of the home once the walls are opened up. Safety ALWAYS comes first for all involved, both for the property residents and our professional mold remediation team. 

Commercial Specialty Cleaning

Commercial Specialty Cleaning

This Medical facility had a small fire where soot and smoke traveled everywhere... Our team made sure every section of every surface was properly cleaned to rid the smoke smell and allow this business to reopen and get back to servicing our community.

Drying equipment that can save your expensive hardwood floors

Drying equipment that can save your expensive hardwood floors

These inject-a-dry mats are spread throughout this kitchen to dry out these hard wood floors after a water damage so that they do not need to be replaced. This saves a lot of time and money. 

Cleanup needed after a home fire in Hacienda Heights, CA

Cleanup needed after a home fire in Hacienda Heights, CA

Fires are scary but when they start at home in the middle of the night, it’s the worst. Thankfully, everyone made it out safely. Then we were called out the next morning to begin the cleanup and remove significant smoke and soot damage throughout the home. The homeowner was super relieved to have an experienced team she could trust. She said "we were an answer to her prayers".  #loveourjob #firedamagecleaning

SERVPRO of West Covina team headed to a commercial site

SERVPRO of West Covina team headed to a commercial site

Received a call requesting cleanup for a small fire at a local Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Baldwin Park CA. We sent in our core team to clean up the affected area of smoke, soot & debris and got it all cleaned up in ONE DAY! They were thrilled to have only minimal down time...

Headed out to rescue...

Headed out to rescue...

Just finished loading one of our trucks full of equipment for a local water damage in the local city of Azusa. Water from a ruptured pipe spread all over and our help is needed... Happy to respond quickly!

Our specialty equipment showing us what's invisible to the naked eye

Our specialty equipment showing us what's invisible to the naked eye

The Infrared camera detecting definite moisture along the baseboards of a local dentist's office with a water leak in West Covina. The lit up blue areas indicate cooler temperatures, hence the existence of water being present. This also aids in quickly mapping out how far a water leak has traveled. This camera is one of our favorite pieces of equipment for detecting moisture. A definate must have for many of our complimentary inspections.