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Commercial Water Damage

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Water Damage 

A commercial business in the SERVPRO of Westminster community experienced water damage due to sewage backup. The accident occurred sometime at night. But since SERVPRO of Westminster provides 24/7 emergency service, our crew was able to get there on time. SERVPRO provides its services to commercial buildings such as office spaces, warehouses, and restaurants.

Sewage backup happens whenever there is an issue with the plumbing or if a toilet is clogged. This then leads contaminated water to affect areas of flooring and surfaces surrounding it. This can also be identified as a biohazard due to the toxins in the dirty water. 

The SERVPRO of Westminster crew would clean the areas with specialized equipment to absorb the dirty water and dispose of it correctly. They then would go back with special cleaning supplies to decontaminate the area and place drying equipment to prevent any further damage. 

Emergency Water Damage Tips

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  • Shut off the water source if possible.
  •  Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
  • Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • Do not leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpeting.

Thank you for choosing SERVPRO to assist you.  Our goal is to help you through the cleanup process and help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

Are asbestos harmful to your health

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Asbestos. The name has its origin in the Greek word for inextinguishable. A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s. However, we now know that prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to lung disease. When disturbed, tiny abrasive asbestos fibers are easily inhaled, which damages lung tissue and can cause cancer. In homes built prior to 1975, asbestos is most commonly found as thermal insulation on basement boilers and pipes

Questions is, what in the world is asbestos? 

Asbestos are mineral fibers that come from rocks and several minerals. They are often woven into fabrics that are used for insulating houses.

Are they dangerous? 

Too much exposure to asbestos can cause serious damage to your health. Usually, the greater the chance of developing harmful health effects. But, disease symptoms may take many years to develop following exposure.

Earthquakes!

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As California residents, we are well aware that earthquakes can happen at any given time. You and your business could be at risk if the proper safety measures aren’t taken seriously.

An Earthquake Can Definitely Your Business

Since they are unavoidable, it is best to just recognize it. The smartest decision a business owner can do is to have insurance. If your earthquake were to destroy some of your business property, insurance will allow you to restore some of your items. As a business owner, it is best to have a safety/evacuation plan for yourself and your employees. As a business owner in California, safety should be your number one concern. 

Earthquakes Can Cause Fire and Water Damage

If this natural disaster were to affect your business by causing a fire or bursting a pipe, you can count on SERVPRO of Westminster to get the job done right!

Restoring Your Westminster Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water damage events at Westminster 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 operations 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 legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Westminster

SERVPRO of Westminster 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.

What Does Mold Smell Like?

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Some mold can also be identified by smell. In general, the smell of mold is unpleasant, and smells like something is moist in the room. Some people compare it to the smell of wet socks, or rotten wood or paper. When mold eats, grows and multiplies, it releases Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOC). There are many of these compounds, or chemicals, that are released as mold grows, but some of the most common have smells that are pungent and musty. Their scent is also described as earthy or meaty, likened to the smell following rain. Others have an acetone, or camphor-like odor, with some described as herbaceous, nutty or fatty. Another MVOC releases an alcohol fermentation smell.

As you can see, mold can emit many different types of odor, just like it can come in many different colors and textures. So, how do you know if what you smell is indeed mold, instead of just regular smells in your home/business? For one thing, if aromatic mold is present, the smell will not fade no matter what you do to ventilate the room. Mold can grow inside wallpaper, walls, basements, ventilation ducts, under carpets and floorboards, so it is possible to smell mold without actually seeing it. Mold’s odor is persistent. It can even be a smell that you get used to.

Commercial Fire and Restoration

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Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call a SERVPRO of Westminster Professional.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Service
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  •  Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today (714) 248-9261

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. They will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

You Need a Quick Response in Westminster CA

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You Need Quick Response

  • The first 24 hours following water incidents 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 accurate reporting on the progress of the claim. 

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

Signs of Mold?

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Signs of Mold? 

Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to mold in your home or office. Drying your home as soon as possible will deprive mold of the moisture it needs to germinate and spread. If mold is present, our response team is trained to advise the property owner on corrective first steps. SERVPRO of Westminster performs mold remediation to llCRC Standards, and will deliver quality service you can trust.

SERVPRO of Westminster has the experience, the expertise and the equipment to treat existing mold damage as well as preventing future cluster growth. We will not only rid the building of mold, but restore it to the condition it was in before the damage occurred.

  • Visual mold inspection
  • Containment of contamination
  • Drying & dehumidification

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 714.248.9261

The Water Damage Restoration Process

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SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals has the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage conditions. They use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

Have Water Damage?

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Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO of Westminster Professional respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

They carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Typically, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals starts this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

If you see water damage - Call Us Today to inspect the areas you can't see 714.248.9261