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Resolve to Eliminate Mold in Your Home this Year

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Resolve to Eliminate Mold in Your Home this Year Mold in Orange County

While it may be a new year, that doesn’t mean all of the troubles from last year are gone. If your home has a mold problem, that issue is going to continue to plague you until you look into home mold remediation services. If you suspect you still have mold in your home, this is the year to resolve to get rid of it!

What Causes Mold?

The mold in your home can be caused by a number of different issues, and you’ll need to address this underlying cause after you’ve had the mold removed. In some cases, a minor leak in your plumbing is the cause. In other cases, it may be something more involved like a leak in your roof or flooding from a storm. Any time you have moisture in your home, mold spores can begin to multiply and grow. If you don’t deal with the cause at the same time you have the mold removed, it’s only going to return.

Why Deal with Mold Now?

You may be wondering why you should deal with mold now if you haven’t done so before. The bottom line is that mold is dangerous to your health. You should never put off having remediation services come in and clear the mold from your home. Otherwise, it may impact your breathing, make your allergies worse, cause damage to your home, and more.

If you have mold in your home, make it your New Year’s resolution to have it treated. The longer you put it off, the larger the problem will become and the bigger the impact it will have on your health. Don’t try to remove mold yourself—without the right equipment and training, it’s impossible to find all of the mold or dispose of it correctly.

Call SERVPRO of Fontana today to schedule your mold remediation.

Contact us at (909) 357-4337 or email us.

Protect Your Business in the New Year by Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

General Protect Your Business in the New Year by Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan Recovery Plan SERVPRO

Do you have a disaster recovery plan for your business? If you don’t, you may have no idea what to do when a fire damages your business or when a flood causes extensive water damage. If you don’t have at least an outline of what steps to take when a disaster hits, you may lose valuable time and money. Having a disaster recovery plan in place will help you focus on what needs to be done, plus it provides instructions to your employees and managers in case you’re not available when the disaster happens.

What Should Your Plan Include?

A disaster recovery plan is a document that outlines what to do in the event of a major problem that’s going to shut down your business. It needs to cover a wide number of problems, including the following:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Flooding and water damage
  • Mold
  • Storm damage, including flooding, hurricanes, and tornaadoes
  • Earthquake damage, if you’re in an area that sees frequent earthquakes
  • Cyber-attacks, including the loss of customer’s private financial information

These are common issues, but you should also outline responses to less common problems that affect your local area.

What Do You Address?

For each different type of issue, you need to create a response plan that addresses all of these questions:

  • What should you/your employees do immediately after the event?
  • If the event happens while the business is open, how will you protect your customers and employees who are in the building?
  • What services do you contact to begin the repair process?
  • How will you finance these repairs and pay your employees if you have to close your business for days or weeks?
  • What sort of public statement will you make? You can even draft statements for some of the more common issues or create templates to fill in.
  • If your business has to close for weeks or months, how will you continue to generate income? Will you be able to work from a temporary office, from home, or from another location?

These are just a few of the questions you need to ask. You also need to have all of the contact information on hand for SERVPRO of Fontana. Our commercial services include water, fire, and storm damage repair as well as mold remediation and disaster recovery. Contact us at (909) 357-4337 or email us at SERVPRO9656@SERVPROfontana.com to learn more about how we can help your business get back on its feet after a disaster.

Commercial Storm Damage and Cleanup

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

General Commercial Storm Damage and Cleanup SERVPRO of Fontana Responds Quickly to Commercial Property Damage

We regret to report that this past year has been a devastating season for fire damage in California. As of October 2018, a total of 7,295 fires have burned an area of 1,520,814 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center.

Thankfully SERVPRO of Fontana has been able to step onto the scene. Unfortunately, many commercial buildings and businesses have been effected by the fire damage. In addition, there was also been wind damage, water damage, and other natural disasters, causing substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There's never a good time for disaster to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So if an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Fontana a call.

Commercial Water or Fire Damage? Call Us Today (909) 357-4337

Commercial Restoration with SERVPRO of Fontana

SERVPRO of Fontana has the staff, technicians, training, and equipment to handle large commercial damage. Whether you're in a skyscraper or a small building, we're equipped to respond quickly to any property type in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and other surrounding areas. We implement strategic procedures to restore your property to original luster.

SERVPRO of Fontana has National Resources

SERVPRO of Fontana will respond immediately to fire damage, water damage, or other natural disasters in your business, no matter how immense the damage. SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises with several unique Disaster Recovery Teams located throughout the U.S. to quickly respond to any large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

If you're experiencing commercial property damage, please give our team a call today! 

Call SERVPRO of Fontana (909) 357-4337

Why Choose SERVPRO of Fontana

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Choose SERVPRO of Fontana A Trusted Leader in Fire and Water Restoration, SERVPRO of Fontana

Today we're featuring some positive feedback from our clients who hired SERVPRO of Fontana to help with their unique emergency. We responded to commercial damage, fire damage, water damage, and other natural disasters. Whether you're a resident or business owner in Orange County, consider calling SERVPRO of Fontana when disaster hits!

Have a Fire Damage or Water Damage Problem? Call SERVPRO of Fontana Today – (909) 357-4337

"Highly Recommend SERVPRO" 

"SERVPRO did an amazing job with the water damage to my home. They arrived within the hour and began addressing the problem immediately. They remained in contact throughout the entire process and monitored the damage daily. Ben and Devon was very polite and courteous. I would highly recommend SERVPRO for any restoration and cleaning services." - Trequitta J. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

"Polite, Courteous and Helpful" 

"SERVPRO was truly a pleasure to deal with. Thank you Daniel and team! They were polite, courteous, and helpful throughout the duration of the job. I would rate them 10/10 on their restoration service, professionalism, and overall satisfaction."

— Sheila Mitchell in Alta Loma, CA  

"They Were at my House within the Hour" 

"I recently had a water loss at my rental property in Fontana. It was a nightmare. You hear about these things and I guess you never think they will happen to you. Water leaked from my upstairs bathroom through the ceiling down stairs. I was referred to SERVPRO Fontana by a friend of mine, called them and they were at my house within the hour. They checked the moisture throughout my house to see what areas were affected and they set up right away. The crew they sent out was professional and knowledgeable. They explained the entire process to us, gave an estimated dollar amount and estimated days to complete. They worked directly with my insurance so I didn't have to go through the hassle. They did a fantastic job, it's truly "Like it never even happened." I will definitely use them again. Great job!" — Vanessa Y. in Gardena, CA 

Want to Read More? Check out Raving Reviews from our Clients.

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)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Storm Response Storm Response SERVPRO

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)

General The Dangers of Commercial Water Damage Commercial Water Damage

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.