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Preventing Mold in Your Home

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Mold contamination in the walls of a Westminster home. In this situation, mold was contaminated in a kitchen wall of a home in Westminster. The mold was caused by moisture in the walls and air.

What Is Mold?  

Mold is a type of fungus that grows when there is too much moisture and humidity in the air. Some common places where mold can occur are in your bathroom and underneath your kitchen sink! 

What Causes Mold? 

Mold is a result of moisture, therefore, it can be caused in a home or commercial building by flooding, leaking roofs, and leaving windows open while it rains.  

What You Can Do To Prevent Mold 

Reduce Moisture In The Air 

Your air conditioner can help remove moisture from the air, as well as managing humidity levels.  

Improve Ventilation  

Areas such as the bathroom and kitchen should be ventilated pretty well, considering moisture in the air can occur from showering and cooking. 

Check Your Pipes  

Checking your pipes is a good way to prevent mold. Not only can leaky pipes lead to flooding, but they can also cause mold between the room's walls and cabinets.  

When life happens, you can count on SERVPRO of Westminster's 24/7 emergency service.

"Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Westminster today at

(714)248-9261

Cleaning Service

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO of Westminster worker is removing the odor of smoke with a thermal fogging machine Smoke caused by a kitchen fire filled the home with smoke. Using a thermal fogging machine, our crew was able to clean the home of the burning smell.

In this situation, one of our workers at SERVPRO of Westminster used special equipment to remove smoke from the area. Our highly trained workers are skilled for any job that needs cleanup and restoration. By using the thermal fogging machine, we were able to remove the odor of smoke from this home. 

Do you need fire and water cleanup and restoration? Call SERVPRO of Westminster today! 

At (714)248-9261

You can count on SERVPRO of Westminster to get the job done quickly and efficiently. 

"Like it never even happened." 

Why SERVPRO Of Westminster?

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals understand your situation. As an agent or adjuster, you have a responsibility to keep claims costs down while still providing the best services possible for your customers.

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals are uniquely qualified to help. Our results create a measurable difference, giving you many competitive advantages.

Emergency Response to Claims

Restoring property is the SERVPRO of Westminster Professional's first priority. Your customer will appreciate the immediate response and you will know everything is being done to limit the damage.

Pretesting Reduces Claims Expense

Restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. Claims Professionals know the rule is, "Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals make sure pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability.

Claims Inventory Service

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals can provide an itemized loss inventory. You will receive an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items.

Electronic Claims Information

Our Claims Information Center provides fast, accurate information you need to make sound decisions, including:

  • A Complete Electronic Job File.
    • First Notice of Loss.
    • Detailed Estimate.
    • Digital Loss Photos.
    • Scanned Forms and Paperwork.
    • All delivered by email or hard copy.
  • On-line Access to All Files.
    • New Assignments.
    • Pending Jobs.
    • Completed Jobs.
  • Informative Reports to Improve Results
    • Job Cost Data.
  • Performance Comparison to Industry Standard.

Superior, Time-Tested Training

Effective training is the best way to help ensure your customers receive the service they deserve. Franchises are trained to IICRC standards in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. In addition, continuing education classes are available to our crew and Insurance Clients at our state of the art IICRC Approved Training Facility

Vendor Qualification Compliance and Professionalism

If you call SERVPRO of Westminster, we will use only qualified vendors to service your customer. That commitment resulted in:

  • A National Call Center to achieve prompt handling of the claim.
  • Implementation of best practices and job process programs.
  • National Accounts qualification criteria and annual compliance checks.
  • Crew and vehicle standards.
  • Insurance requirements.
  • File documentation requirements.
  • Quality assurance program.

Serving Adjusters and Their Clients

A SERVPRO of Westminster Professional's job is to reassure the customer, perform quality service and to report to you quickly. We know your job is to interpret the policy and adjust the claim... and not to deal with problems from vendors! Working together we strive to save you time so you can focus on priority files, while having complete control of every loss you are assigned. 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation, loss assessment, and an electronic file are available to you within hours. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals’ documented, measured performance increases value to you and your shareholders, managers and customers.

Hard-earned results have made SERVPRO leaders in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. The SERVPRO System is geared to achieve customer satisfaction and mitigation results, adding to your company’s competitive advantage.

Questions about Fire, soot or smoke?

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Westminster will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? SERVPRO Of Westminster is always ready to help you!
Call Us Today – 714.248.9261

You need quick response in Westminster CA.

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

You Need Quick Response

  • The first 24 hours following water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.
  • With On-Call staff, SERVPRO of Westminster is nearby ready to begin water restoration, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Closer Proximity to you means a quicker response to help limit damage to your property. 
  • A uniform SERVPRO of Westminster professional arrives onsite usual within 4 hours of notification. 
  • SERVPRO of Westminster crew undergo extensive water restoration training and certification at SERVPRO's in-house IICRC-approved training school to ensure water damaged structures are dried to meet industry standards. 
  • SERVPRO of Westminster utilizes a real-time electronic claims information center to provide your insurance adjuster with the accurate reporting on the progress of the claim. 

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today 714.248.9261

Fire Damage Restoration Process.

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Today 714.248.9261

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO National Call Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us dispatch the nearest SERVPRO Franchise Professional with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, the SERVPRO Franchise Professional can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

They will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
714.248.9261

Storm Damage

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (714) 248-9261

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals

Why Choose a SERVPRO of Westminster Professional?

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Our Crew is Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals have extensive water damage restoration training that enables them to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Regardless of the Storm Damage, WE Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 714.248.9261

Contents Restoration.

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today 714.248.9261

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. SERVPRO Professionals utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Pack-out after Water Damage.

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a water emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. They take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  • Peace of mind when you need it most!

Water Restoration Services.

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike your home/commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your home/business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today 714.248.9261

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician