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Commercial Restoration Services by SERVPRO

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration Services by SERVPRO Commercial restoration

Fire and water damage are two of the worst types of damage, and either one can shut your business down for days, if not weeks. Fires, floods, heavy storms, and other disasters can result in mold growth, smoke damage, and even lead to structural issues that force you to rebuild your business. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Fontana is here to assist you in restoring your business. We understand the dangers of commercial water damage and fire damage, and we’re ready to help you recover as quickly as possible.

Commercial Restoration

Our commercial restoration services focus on getting your business cleaned up and ready to reopen in as little time as possible. The longer your business is closed, the more business you’re losing. We send in a professional disaster recovery team focused on removing damage and repairing your commercial site.

Commercial Water Restoration

Water damage is one of the most insidious types of damage because it can occur inside walls or under the floor. You may have major water damage, but never know it. Our commercial and industrial restoration team is trained to search everywhere for damage and deal with it so you don’t have structural issues or mold later on. We will quickly dry out the area, remove any odors, and even clean your fabric and upholstery.

Commercial Fire Restoration

Fire damage comes in two stages: there’s the actual damage from the fire, and then there’s the lingering damage from smoke. We take care of both, plus we can clean up any water damage that occurred from putting the fire out. Dealing with smoke damage can be a long, hard fight, but we have the right tools for the job. We’ll make certain your business is restored to its former condition and doesn’t have any lingering smoke smell.

Commercial Mold Remediation

Mold will not only close down your business, but it can also make your employees and customers sick. It’s a serious issue that can occur even without a flood or any major water damage. A small leak can evolve into a huge mold problem faster than you might think. Our experienced mold remediation team will remove all mold, find the source of the leak, and restore the area to its previous condition.

Have water or fire damage? Do you suspect you need mold remediation? SERVPRO of Fontana is here to help you with all of your restoration needs. Contact us today to discuss your commercial restoration needs.

Dealing with Fire Damage in Southern California

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing with Fire Damage in Southern California Fire damage in Fontana, CA

California, especially Southern California, has recently been hit with a number of major fires. These raging wildfires aren’t the first the state has had to deal with, and they likely won’t be the last. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been 4,587 separate fires raging across the state, which is only slightly above the average for the past five years. More than 600,000 acres have been affected. A number of people have been killed in these fires, including civilians and firefighters, and thousands of residential and commercial buildings have burned. In addition to those who have lost their homes, thousands of other residents have had to leave their houses due to the proximity of the fires. Some of these blazes still aren’t contained and continue to threaten people’s homes.

The Dangers of Fire Damage

Even if it doesn’t destroy your home, fire damage can seriously impact your property and your health. Fire damage can weaken the structure of your home, making it more susceptible to damage from earthquakes or other disasters. When firefighters put out the fire, the water from their high pressure water hoses can also cause water damage to your home, leading to mold growth and other issues.

Even if there’s no major structural damage from the fire, you may still have smoke damage. Smoke can cling to carpets and walls, leaving your home with an odor for months. It can discolor paint, flooring, and furniture, make asthma and other breathing conditions worse, and leave everything you own smelling like smoke. It’s not something you can simply live with—it’s something you need to have professionally cleaned.

What SERVPRO of Fontana Can Do for You

As a professional cleaning company, SERVPRO of Fontana is here to help you deal with fire, smoke, and water damage. We have the tools and experience needed to deal with any fire or smoke damage, no matter how horrible it is. We will assist you in removing soot, cleaning your floors and possessions so that they’re usable again. We can assess the damage and let you know what isn’t salvageable plus temporarily board up any holes or tarp your roof until you can have your home properly repaired.

Don’t assume a quick carpet cleaning and a fresh coat of paint is all it takes to get rid of smoke damage. This is a bigger issue that does require professionals to handle.

Contact us today for more information about our fire and smoke cleaning services or to make an appointment. 

SERVPRO Storm Response

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

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Storms and floods can do a large amount of damage to your home. You may find that your entire basement becomes filled with water or that your roof has developed a huge leak. Storms can break windows and send tree limbs crashing down onto your home, resulting in major damage. Any time you’re facing such storm damage, you need a professional to assist you with cleanup and restoration.

Why Professional Cleanup Is Important

If water leaks in under a door, around a window, or through the attic, you may think all you need to do is mop up as much as you can and then dry out the flooring. Often, though, this isn’t enough, especially when flooding has occurred. The water you see is usually only a portion of what has entered your home. It may have seeped under your floorboards, got behind fixtures, or has even pooled within the wall. A professional team knows how to find all of this moisture and remove it before it starts to promote mold growth or cause other issues.

Follow Cleanup with Restoration

But cleanup is really only half of the project when your home has been damaged due to storms or flooding. You also need to restore and repair anything that was destroyed or damaged. While this certainly includes the exterior sections of the house that let water in, it also involves restoring the floors, repairing water-damaged trim and woodwork, and more. General contractors may not know exactly what needs to be done to repair this damage. Instead, their instinct may be to tear it all out and start over, a costly and time-consuming process.

How Can SERVPRO of Fontana Help?

SERVPRO of Fontana is a professional storm and flood cleanup and restoration company here to help you deal with all of the issues that come after water has entered your home. Our trained professional disaster recovery teams are here to make certain your home is dry, safe, and mold-free after it’s been flooded. They can assist you in restoring any area that’s been water-damaged back to its original state, too. Contact us today if you’re in need of water cleanup and restoration.

Commercial Fire Damage, What to Expect

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage, What to Expect Fire Damage Orange County, Call SERVPRO of Fontana

When a commercial building suffers from fire damage, there are some similarities and differences from when a residence catches on fire. The challenges involved in dealing with commercial fire damage require the assistance of a professional such as SERVPRO of Fontana. We’re here to help you get back on your feet no matter how severe the damage!

What Types of Damage Can You Expect?

Most people assume the worst they will have to deal with is fire and smoke damage, but that’s just the beginning. Soot can get everywhere, even into areas that weren’t on fire. This can damage fragile items such as textiles or artwork. Then there’s the water and fire suppressant foam that’s used to control fires. While it’s definitely helpful in putting out the flames, it can also cause water damage. That’s not something most people think of when they consider what a fire will do to their business, but it is a concern.

What Repairs Must Be Done?

What does it take to get your business back on its feet after a fire? First, the structure has to be examined and determined to still be solid. If it’s not, you’ve got much bigger problems that may require a construction crew or, in extreme cases, a demolition crew. You might have to start over!

If that’s not the case, though, you start by calling in the professionals. SERVPRO of Fontana will begin the cleaning process by evaluating each space and determining what’s been so damaged that it should be repaired instead of replaced. Then the repairs and cleaning process begins. Here are some of the things we handle:

  • We ventilate the area to remove all of the built-up carbon monoxide.
  • We professionally clean your equipment, carpeting, and everything else to remove soot and the smoke smell.
  • We will bring in our water damage restoration experts to look at the damage caused by sprinklers and repair that damage. We’ll also check for mold growth and other issues associated with water damage.

These are just a few of the things we will do to get your commercial business repaired and restored as quickly as possible. To learn more, contact SERVPRO of Fontana us today.

The Dangers of Commercial Water Damage

5/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Water can get into your business or office in a number of different ways. Pipes can leak, heavy rains can damage the roof, strong winds can destroy windows…. No matter what leads to your water damage, when it occurs, you need an experienced commercial cleaning team to handle the restoration and drying process. If you don’t, you’re leaving yourself, your employees, and your customers open to a number of different dangers. Here are some of the reasons why it’s important to call on SERVPRO of Fontana as soon as possible whenever water damage occurs:

Important Facts about Water Damage:

  • Mildew and mold can start growing in unsuspecting places. It can be hard to find some mold if you don’t know what to look for and where to check. Mold can lead to a number of different breathing issues, especially black mold. It only takes about 48 hours for mold to start growing in damp areas.
  • Water damage can also lead to structural issues. The water can seep into the foundation, walls, and floor, weakening the support structure and making the building unstable.
  • If any electrical wiring gets wet, that can lead to a number of problems. Fuses can blow, appliances can be damaged, or someone could even be electrocuted.
  • When water damage is caused by leaks or burst pipes, you may have raw sewage back up into your business. This can bring bacteria and other germs into the area and lead to illness. Having a professional clean up the area is vital in order to keep everyone safe.

If you have had water damage to your property, don’t wait to call for a professional restoration and recovery team. The longer the water sits on your floor or against your wall, the worse the damage will be. Call SERVPRO of Fontana today to handle all of your commercial water damage needs. Contact us at (909) 357-4337 or email us at SERVPRO9656@SERVPROfontana.com.

SERVPRO of Fontana: Biohazard Cleaning Services

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

When a home has been flooded due to a sewer backup, has had hazardous chemicals spilled within, or has been the site of a hoarding situation, it’s often not be safe to live in. The chemical residue can linger for months, if not years. These chemical fumes, bacteria, and other biological wastes can lead to a number of issues, including breathing difficulties and other health problems. That’s when a professional biohazard cleaning company is needed.

The DIY Approach Often Isn’t Enough

No matter how hard you scrub or clean, using home cleaning products simply isn’t enough in most cases. These products are usually designed to clean small spills or deal with mild hazards. They aren’t available in the quantity or strength needed to fully disinfect homes that have been flooded or that have been the site of a crime. Most people also don’t know how to fully clean and disinfect a major hazardous waste site. There are many small areas where waste can hide or bacteria can breed. A professional knows where these areas are and how to properly clean them. This can lead to mold growth and other hazards hiding away in the home.

What SERVPRO of Fontana Provides

We offer professional biohazard cleaning services to residents and businesses in Fontana, California, and the surrounding areas. Our team is more than just a cleaning service—all of our professionals are trained in how to deal with major chemical and waste spills. This includes following all state and federal guidelines for cleaning up drugs, chemicals, and blood. All of these types of waste can be extremely dangerous. We follow all OSHA and health regulations when cleaning every site.

In addition to handling biohazard cleanup, our team can provide services such as odor removal, graffiti removal, commercial cleaning, floor cleaning, upholstery and carpet cleaning, and HVAC cleaning. Contact us today to learn more about these services and how SERVPRO of Fontana can help you.

Natural Disaster - Demo in Colton, CA

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

General Natural Disaster - Demo in Colton, CA SERVPRO of Fontana Staff - demo in Colton, CA

Natural disaster or honest accident (i.e. stove or faucet left on), it only takes one incident to leave your house or commercial building damaged. In some cases, quick-fix repairs or a simple cleanup won’t do the job, and residents and business owners may benefit from demolition. Not sure how demolition works? Here’s a sneak peek into the demo process and how the SERVPRO Fontana team gets the job done.

Suspect fire damage, flood damage, or mold? Call our team at SERVPRO of Fontana for immediate assistance: 909-357-4337

Demo in Colton CA: The Inside Scoop

Before the team starts demoing, we survey the building and structure, and assess several factors: building location (such as Colton CA), building materials, construction method, presence of hazardous material, building condition, demo purpose, and debris disposal, to name a few.

Based on our analysis, we’ll then decide which demolition method will deliver the best results. Some demolition techniques include implosion, high reach arm, crane and ball, and strip-out. To make the demo go as smoothly as possible, we remove any hazardous materials like asbestos and radioactive contaminants, illustrate a detailed demo plan, and prep the area and building.

Safety is Always #1 for Demo in Colton CA

Safety is top priority for SERVPRO Fontana. Which is why our team only wears the most effective gear and uses top-notch equipment to minimize heat stress, dust and chemical exposure. Not to mention, we remove all flammable materials beforehand and have fire equipment on site ready to put out any impromptu flame immediately. Following the demo plan, we gut the building, tearing down all structures. We then remove the demolished materials and clean up the site. A demolition job well done.

The Takeaway: Demo in Colton CA   

No matter the method, the main goal when it comes to demolition is tear down the residential or commercial building efficiently and safely to facilitate reuse or redevelopment. Having proudly served local Southern California locations like Colton CA and Sierra Lakes CA for years, you can count on our team’s expertise to handle your demo needs.

Not only does every member of our team have IIRC training and employee certification training but initial franchise training, e-Learnings, and continuing education classes as well. Have a demo project? Does your structure need storm damage restoration or fire damage restoration?

Call our team at SERVPRO of Fontana for 24-hour residential and commercial service. 

Lilac Fires in San Diego

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lilac Fires in San Diego Lilac Fire San Diego

You might remember the Lilac Fire – one of many wildfires that popped up in Southern California at the end of last year, and one of the largest (with about 4,100 acres burned and 10,000+ people displaced).

After the fire was contained, SERVPRO of Fontana’s team of fire damage restoration professionals spent 5 weeks out in the San Diego area, working on residential fire damage claims. Even after the immediate danger of a wildfire has passed, affected homeowners still need to move quickly in order to clean up any damage from smoke and/or flames and make the home safe to live in once again.

The aftermath of a wildfire can be a really taxing time for homeowners. That's why SERVPRO of Fontana aims to take as much off of your plate as possible. We're available 24/7 and respond immediately – because in emergency situations, any amount of waiting will cause damages (and cleanup costs) to rise exponentially.

What To Do When Wildfires Approach

Climatologists are warning that wildfires may be the new normal in large parts of California. Do you have a readiness plan in place for your household? Ready.gov provides simple guides to help you and your family prepare for disaster events, covering basic wildfire info as well as topics like where to find shelter and which evacuation route to take.

When disaster actually approaches, the safest thing you can do is to evacuate the area with your loved ones: there’s nothing you can do by staying put. Head to the shelter you’ve identified when preparing your readiness plan, and only return to your home when the “all-clear” is given.

If your home suffers fire damage – whether from a wildfire or any other source – professional restoration is your best bet. It’s not safe to live in a house whose structural integrity may have become compromised, nor is it any fun to deal with the smell of smoke caked into your walls and carpets for years on end. Check out our fire damage tips, where we cover the basics of what to do and what not to do after fire and/or smoke events.

SERVPRO of Fontana offers 24/7 service, including all major holidays – because emergencies don’t wait for normal business hours.  For fire damage restoration, storm damage cleanup and other residential or commercial services, call us today at (909) 357-4337.

Roof Leak in Rialto CA

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Roof Leak in Rialto CA Effective drying technique to restore this home in Rialto CA affected by water damage

Water Damage in Rialto CA

SERVPRO of Fontana was called to the scene of this natural disaster in Rialto CA. Located in San Bernardino County, Rialto is a small city that received a downpour of rain last month, resulting in water damage for a lot of homeowners and business owners in the area.

Thankfully SERVPRO of Fontana specializes in water damage repair and cleanup, so when our clients called for help - we were quick to arrive at the scene. 

As you can see in the photo, we helped restore the areas affected using our moisture monitoring equipment, which ensures that your property is completely dried. In the case of this home in Rialto, the roof leaked causing damage to the upstairs bedroom. We tarped the roof, demoed the affected materials, sanitized the structure and dried it out.

We are proud to serve Southern California:

Whether you're experiencing water damage at your home or commercial property, SERVPRO of Fontana is ready to respond to any water crises with our team of trained professionals. Give us a call if you need help with your water emergency: (909) 357-4337.

Want to learn more about SERVPRO of Fontana? Read more about our SERVPRO Employees here.

And remember - we also specialize in fire damage, mold remediation, air ducts and HVAC cleaning, vandalism and grafitti, and more. 

Before and After: Residential Water Damage in CA

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Before and After: Residential Water Damage in CA Water Damage in San Bernardino

If only homes came with manuals. Sure, there are plenty of DIY resources for tasks big and small, but even the most responsible homeowner simply can’t be prepared to handle everything life throws their way. But that’s why SERVPRO of Fontana is here: when disaster hits, we strap on our capes, and rush to the rescue!

Take a look at a couple of our most recent jobs out in San Bernardino County – and how our team saved the day:

Water Damage in Victorville

Folks in the High Desert may be used to unusual weather, but Mother Nature can’t take the blame for this mess in Victorville. A pipe had burst in the customer’s garage, affecting an adjacent bedroom. You can catch a glimpse of the waterlogged carpet and damp walls, especially in the closet area.

Unfortunately, once this kind of flooding has occurred, there’s no real way to salvage the walls or carpeting. Floodwaters can host harmful bacteria that pose a serious health risk, especially when the water has been sitting for an extended period of time. Drying out the spill isn’t enough to make the area livable – this would require some rebuilding.

SERVPRO arrived on the scene and got to work, packing out the affected areas and stripping both the carpeting and lower segments of the wall. Once the bare floor was exposed, we sanitized and dried the zone to prepare for new construction.

Of course, having your home torn apart while you’re trying to live there can be inconvenient, so our team always works as fast as can be done without sacrificing quality. This job was completed in just 4 days.

Burst Supply Line in Fontana

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: going away for a fun-filled weekend, only to return to a flooded house. So when our customer in Fontana found just such an emergency awaiting, they called SERVPRO to the scene. 

A supply line had burst in the upstairs bathroom, affecting the entire downstairs level. And since nobody had been home to catch the problem right away, the water damage was pretty significant.

We arrived on scene and started the mitigation process right away, removing the damaged sections of wall and flooring and sanitizing the affected areas. It didn’t take long at all to get the home cleared for human residence once again.

Because we have plenty of experience with this sort of thing, our team also worked with the client and her insurance carrier to get the home cleared for reconstruction as quickly as possible. Situations like this can be very trying for homeowners, so SERVPRO does everything we can to make it easier.

SERVPRO of Fontana offers 24/7 service, including all major holidays – because emergencies don’t wait for normal business hours.  For water damage restoration, mold remediation and other residential services, call us today at (909) 357-4337.