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April Showers Bring May Flowers

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

It may be nice and sunny this week but we should hopefully expect some more rain soon. SERVPRO of Walnut wants to make sure you take the time to prepare before the rain comes down and you are left with leaky roofs and water intrusion in your home.

Here are some tips you should consider to prevent future roof leaks: 

1. Have an annual roof inspection. 

2. Repair any cracks, gaps or damaged roof shingles right away. 

3. If water intrusion does happen from your roof, make sure to have plenty of buckets to catch the excess water to prevent further damage to your home. 

4. Ahead of time, find a local roofer that does emergency roof tarp service and keep their contact information for emergencies. 

With any roof leak, contact SERVPRO of Walnut for 24-Hr Emergency Service! (909) 598-8400.

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The Water that goes Unnoticed

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Water that goes Unnoticed Our Equipment is being used in the picture to draw out all the water from the affected areas.

Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.

The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. SERVPRO of Walnut has the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur. The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during a fire or water loss. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of Walnut will answer your call with rapid action and a full arsenal of drying equipment. Here are a few of the tools we use.

  • Moisture Sensors:are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.
  • Moisture Meters:are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO of Walnut to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermo Hygrometers:measure temperature and relative humidity. When armed with this information, we can calculate and create an environment most conductive to drying. When facing a contaminated water loss, it is not only important to dry the structure, but the structure must also be disinfected and often deodorized.
  • Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers: will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that can easily penetrate the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate.
  • Thermal Foggers: dispense solvent-based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor-causing particles. 

Flood Safety Tips

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Safety Tips SERVPRO of Walnut will restore your home after a storm!

Ready is a perfect resource to assist with any weather disaster tips.

Flooding is a temporary overflowing of water onto the land that is normally dry. Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a house to the rooftop. There are many possible causes of floods including heavy rain or snow melt, coastal storms and storm surge, waterway overflow from being blocked with debris or ice, or overflow of levees, dams, or waste water systems, flooding can occur slowly over many days or happen very quickly with little or no warning, called flash floods.

Basic Safety Tips:

  • Avoid walking or driving through flood water.
  • Do not drive over bridges that are over fast-moving floodwaters. Floodwaters can scour foundation material from around the footings and make the bridge unstable.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

After a Flood:

  • Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded and watch out for debris. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways.
  • Do not attempt to drive through areas that are still flooded.
  • Avoid standing water as it may be electrically charges from underground or drowned power lines.
  • Photograph damage to your property for insurance purposes.

Restoring your Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring your Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event Chose SERVPRO of walnut to restore your commercial property!

Flooding and water damage events at walnut 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 operation can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges:

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

About SERVPRO of Walnut:

SERVPRO of Walnut 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.

Water Damage to Your Commercial Property

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage to Your Commercial Property SERVPRO of Walnut is here when disaster strikes to your property!

Commercial Water Damages Can Present Some Challenges:

Flooding and water damage events in Walnut commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to asses each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operation 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 any legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damage, while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour that can be lost in revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Walnut a call and we will there to assist.

Be Sure to Clean Your Gutters

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Sure to Clean Your Gutters Make sure to keep those gutters clean with our helpful tips!

During long summer days, it's easy to forget that there is always a possibility of a downpour! Air conditioning maintenance and Air Duct Cleaning are essential for any home. Do not neglect the outside, summer rains can bring high damaging winds that dislodge branches from trees which may look to find a new home on top of yours. So, it's definitely essential after any storm to inspect your rain gutters, all you would need is a ladder, gloves, protective goggles, a water hose and a scoop.  

There are 3 easy steps to clean your gutters:

  1. Use a ladder to reach your gutters and begin to scoop, start from the end closest to the drain outlet. For faster cleanup in the end, toss the offending material into a bucket on the ground.
  2. With a water hose in tow, spray a steady stream of water through the gutters towards the drain outlet. This is much easier using a hose with a pressure gauge for high and low power, but any will work just as well.
  3. Make sure to check your drain pipes for any blockages. Hopefully any potential blocks are minimized by scooping out the debris before it makes it into the pipes. However, there are instances where the rain storms forced material into the pipes. If you see a trickle instead of a flow coming from your pipes, use the hose at the top of the gutter and spray directly into the outlet. For harder to reach items, try a plumber's snake.

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Did You Know Water Damage Has a Timeline!

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Did You Know Water Damage Has a Timeline! Let SERVPRO of Walnut help you get rid of your water damage!

Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Walnut provides cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (Including all holidays).

Faster To Any Size Disaster                                          

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Walnut arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call us 24/7 SERVPRO of Walnut 909-598-8400.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1-24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to blister.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious bio-hazard contamination is possible.

More Thank 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

How to Detect a Gas Leak

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning How to Detect a Gas Leak Make sure to keep your home safe using these helpful tips including usage of a detector.

If left alone, gas leaks can be come quite dangerous. You can begin to notice signs to determine if you may have a gas leak in your home. 

Placing carbon monoxide detectors around your house

  • It can be life-saving to place a carbon monoxide detector in each room of your house.
  • Carbon monoxide is heavier than oxygen. So placing it at knee-level, or where an outlet is, can be more efficient and successful at detecting CO.
  • It's important to remember that CO is odorless and colorless that I very toxic to the body. 
  • It's important that you never block a carbon monoxide detector. This will prevent air from flowing to the detector.
  • If there are pets or children around, put the detector at chest-height.

Using a natural handheld gas detector to indicate where the leak is coming from

  • Gas detectors that are portable are easier to sense where gas is coming from in your home.
  • If you walk around your home with a portable gas detector, the alarm will go off whenever it senses a high gas concentration.
  • You can go to your local hardware store to purchase a gas detector. 

It will give off a smell

  • Natural gases give of a pungent smell. 
  • If you notice a sulfuric smell in your home, check your stove, water heater, or any gas appliance
  • Check your stove burners to ensure that they are completely turned off.
  • If the odor becomes very strong, turn on off gas supply line and leave the property.

Keep an eye out using these helpful tips to keep you and your family safe!

Be Winter Ready for your Home or Business

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Be Winter Ready for your Home or Business Our SERVPRO truck ready to handle the winter weather

Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business, if you are not properly prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall. This could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries. 
  • Roofs, water pipes and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should direct away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall. Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a destructive effect, that can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement or crawlspace. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

Restoring Your Walnut Commercial Property After A Water Damage

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Walnut Commercial Property After A Water Damage SERVPRO of Walnut is quick and ready to respond to any disaster!

Commercial Water Damages Can Present Some Challenges:

Flooding and water damage events in Walnut commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to asses each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operation 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 any legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damage, while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour that can be lost in revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Walnut a call and we will there to assist.