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How to Handle the Aftermath of a Storm Damage

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

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It’s difficult to repair your home or business after it’s damaged by water or storm floods. Fortunately, you can take action to repair your property and get back on your feet in less time. Here are our tips on what to do after your property has undergone storm damage.

Avoid Staying in the Property

The structure of your property might not be as strong as it used to be. Avoid living or staying in the property after it has been damaged. Have a professional check it to assess the damage.

Contact the Insurance Company

Make sure to contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. The sooner you inform them of your property damage, the sooner they can begin to assess the damage and process your claim. Also, be sure to keep receipts if you’re staying at a hotel should such expenses be covered by your insurance company. 

Avoid Permanent Fixes until Your Insurance Claim is Officially Good to Go

This is to ensure the expense for your repair will be covered by the insurance company.

Make Sure the Repair Company is Reputable

Some contractors might go door-to-door after a storm disaster to offer their services. While urgent repair is important, you first need to make sure the repair company offers quality service and has a great reputation.

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Why Hire a Professional Commercial Cleaning Company

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

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While you can clean your offices on your own, it’s very different when a professional cleaning company does it. Here are the top reasons why hiring a reputable commercial cleaning service is a great option for you.

Top-Quality Cleaning

It’s completely different when a reputable and professional cleaning solutions company does the work. They provide high-quality and deep cleaning because of their specialized tools and equipment. Intensive cleaning procedures result in cleaner and fresher air and a more spotless office.

Reputation and Accountability

A well-renowned cleaning company will provide exceptional service as they are very accountable for their work. They are focused on providing great service and a great result in order to maintain their 5-Star reputation and in achieving more good reviews.

Better Value for Money

While expert cleaners will charge more than standard cleaning solutions, they do provide better value for money. Less competent services will only do basic cleaning while professional cleaners will go above and beyond to make sure your office space not only looks good on the surface but is also hygienic and orderly beyond what a casual observer may notice.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (714) 361-0572

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER

SERVPRO of La Mirada/Whittier is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which gives us access to more resources for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios.

How to Fire-Proof Your Home

5/25/2020 (Permalink)

Looking through a window at a fire-damaged home Looking through a window at a fire-damaged home

House fires are devastating and can cause severe financial issues, especially if you don’t have insurance covering the damages. However, there are measures you can take to fire-proof your home and keep your family, property, and possessions safe.  

Install Smoke Alarms

The earlier you detect a fire, the faster you can react and mitigate the damage - provided the fire is manageable. Install smoke alarms strategically throughout the home. Also, make sure the smoke alarms are situated away from air vents. Conduct a maintenance check of your smoke alarms to make sure they’re working.

Invest in a Fire Extinguisher

It would be a shame if after installing a smoke alarm you can’t do anything to prevent the spread of fire. A fire extinguisher strategically located and within timely reach can help clear minor fires quickly. Be sure to invest in a high-quality fire extinguisher and to keep it well maintained.

Use Building Materials that are Resistant to Fire

Some building materials are more prone to fire so it’s best to use fire-resistant materials wherever possible. Concrete panels, bricks for exterior walls, and steel frames are excellent options for your fire-proof home. 

Design Your Landscape In a Way That Can Slow the Spread of Fires

There are cases when fires come from outside your home. A landscape designed to slow fires from reaching your home can help minimize or even prevent fire damage. Hard landscaping such as concrete and gravel are good choices. Also, make sure to get rid of dry vegetation since this can make the fire stronger, especially during the summer.

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How to Remove Molds

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in the home Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home

It’s important to get rid of molds as soon as possible since these fungi will not only cause damage to your home but may cause health effects as well. The following are some effective ways on how to remove mold.

Apply Bleach and Warm Water

Mix up one cup of bleach for every gallon of warm water. Dip a brush into the solution and use it to scrub the affected surfaces. Be sure to dry the area after applying the mixture.

Use Vinegar  

Pour vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the solution on non-porous surfaces (tiles, glass, metals, etc.). After 30 minutes, brush the surfaces and wash them. Again, make sure to dry the area to prevent molds from coming back.

For Bigger Mold Problems, Call A Professional

If the mold is colored black or green, shows up in several various locations at the same time, or if you have mold allergies, then you need to call in a professional to deal with the problem.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (714) 361-0572

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER

SERVPRO of Diamond Bar South Ponoma is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which gives us access to more resources for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios.