House Fire Prevention
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When it comes to your beautiful home and valuable possessions, it is always best to prepare and prevent these disasters. Here are some five simple and easy tips to help prevent your home from harm.
1. Test your smoke alarms regularly (at least once a month)
2. Inspect all your heating sources
3. Keep your stove and oven clean
4. Don’t leave your kitchen unattended while cooking. It only takes a few seconds for a fire to break out
5. Always check your dryer. Clean out your lint trap every time you put in a new load of laundry.
SERVPRO of Westminster is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? don't hesitate and
Call Us Today at – (714).248.9261. Or visit our website for more information. We are always ready to help you!
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Here at SERVPRO of Westminster, we value and thank our customers for trusting us into their homes and businesses. We put the safety and comfort of our customers first! Due to the situation with COVID-19, we make sure to wear professional N95 masks to keep you and our workers safe.
Here is a testimonial on our Yelp page from one of our dear customers!
"I had a leak under the slab in the kitchen of my house. I call SERVPRO of Westminster and they sent out Luis Castro and his team. Luis was always supportive and was available when I called him. The "Team" are wonderful people, kind, and were very helpful to make sure all issues were addressed in a very timely manner. If I ever have another home mishap, I would not hesitate to call them again!!! Thanks SERVPRO of Westminster" - Dave Abrahams
You can trust SERVPRO of Westminster to get the job done quickly and efficiently the first time! Allow us to restore "Like it never even happened."
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Damage in Commercial Building!
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Here in Westminster, we often get calls to help commercial businesses. Whether its franchise businesses or small local shops, we put all of our time and dedication into cleaning and restoring shops from many situations. Our experienced workers have tackled the most difficult jobs from mold remediation, to fire and smoke damage.
SERVPRO of Westminster is dedicated to serve its customers in the most safe way possible. Due to the COVID-19 situation, our workers will continue to practice social distancing measures, as well as using N95 masks for everyone's safety during the jobs.
We are also proud to announce that SERVPRO of Westminster is certified to perform COVID-19 precautionary cleaning upon reopening for your business.
If you are interested or have any questions about our work, give us a call!
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The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage
As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
- A no cost assessment of your facility.
This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
- A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
- Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."
- Call SERVPRO of Westminster Today to set up your courtesy Emergency Ready Profile 714.248.9261
How to stay safe from wild fires
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SERVPRO of Westminster values the safety of our customers and our community.
Here are some tops for staying safe!
1. Make sure to prepare your home before wildfire season
Keeping your home safe is very important in order to reduce the possible damage. You can prepare your home by removing dried lives, cleaning the gutters, or removing any dry flammable objects from the premises.
2. Make a family plan
Making a family plan including every member in your household will keep you and others more organized. Watching a fire weather watch to track the movement of the fires will also keep your aware of what is going on. Your family plan should also include packing all supplies necessary for long periods of time in case of an evacuation.
3. Evacuate when ordered to
If you think you may be in an area that will be ordered to evacuate, you can leave early and get ahead of the traffic.
Once evacuation is ordered, leave immediately. Don’t linger or wait to leave — get your family and pets to the evacuation route as quickly as you can.
SERVPRO of Westminster is dedicated to spreading more information on safety. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on SERVPRO of Westminster to get the job done right the first time!
SERVPRO of Westminster's fire damage services
SERVPRO of Westminster workers boarding up windows after a house fire
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.
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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.
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How EPR can benefit your company
According to FEMA, around 40 - 60% of small businesses never reopen their doors after facing a disaster. Even knowing that, most small businesses haven’t put in the time to create an emergency response plan so that they can minimize the impact of a disaster. SERVPRO will create a free Emergency Ready Profile for any business that wants one, but do you know how it can benefit your business?
- You’ll know where to find the utility shutoffs. Depending on the size and nature of a disaster, it might be imperative that somebody immediately shuts off the gas, water, and/or electricity. Even if you personally know where the shutoffs are located, if you aren’t around at the time of a disaster, the role would fall on an available employee. SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile marks all of the shutoff locations (and shows pictures), so your team can quickly do what’s needed.
- You’ll have an immediate plan of action. The longer your business is inactive, the less likely you’ll recover. With our Emergency Ready Profile, you’ll not only have a guide for you and your employees, but you’ll also have instant access to your local SERVPRO professionals. The faster we’re there to clean up the damage, the quicker you’re able to reopen your doors.
- You’ll have an incredible asset at no cost. In most cases, you would have to dedicate precious time and resources to create a quality emergency readiness plan, which is often a reason they’re never made. But SERVPRO’s franchises have the tools and skills to assemble an Emergency Ready Profile in a short amount of time. The only thing they need from you is a few minutes to go over some basic questions to get them started. If you’re wondering what the catch is, it’s just that if you ever do have a disaster, SERVPRO hopes you’ll call them for help!
If you’ve never thought about creating an emergency plan for your business, it’s time to start considering it. Because disaster rarely offers a warning, you don’t want to be caught off-guard when it strikes.
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COVID-19 Precautionary cleaning
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SERVPRO of Westminster is certified to do COVID-19 precautionary cleaning. With special training and equipment, our crew is able to work with all businesses. Currently, our marketing team is working on marketing towards gyms and churches. We are providing these services amongst our community for reopening.
We understand that this pandemic has affected all businesses from franchises to local shops, so it is in our best interest to make the surfaces in your business clean and safe for your customers as well.
Our technicians will be wearing N95 to ensure the safety of our customers and the safety of our technicians.
You can count on SERVPRO of Westminster to be by your side when disaster strikes. From fire damage to mold remediation, we have the man power and equipment to clean up and restore any business or home.
For for information, contact us at
(714)248-9261 or visit our website!
Smoke and Soot Cleanup!
SERVPRO of Westminster technician is using a fogging machine that allows us to get rid of the smell of smoke inside homes and commercial buildings
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.
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Why SERVPRO of Westminster?
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
- 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.