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SERVPRO of Westminster Helps America Run!

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Westminster Helps America Run! 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been closed for safety reasons. We are here to help! Recently, SERVPRO of Westminster has helped local businesses open up again with our precautionary cleaning services. 

Safety First!

SERVPRO of Westminsters's trained technicians practices social distancing by staying six feet apart from our beloved customers. To enhance safety, we also use N95 or medical masks. This ensures that we slow the spread and keep our customers safe. 

Our Work

SERVPRO of Westminster has the man power to get the job done right! SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses to perform the necessary services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. All our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

Call us today, we are here to help! 

Damage in Commercial Building!

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO workers unloading supplies from green trucks Call SERVPRO of Westminster today!

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. 

Our mission 

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. 

In addition 

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! 

At (714)-248-9261

Or visit our website for more information and content!

How EPR can benefit your company

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

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?

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Call SERVPRO of Westminster and get your own personalized Emergency Ready Profile Today - 714.248.9261

COVID-19 Precautionary cleaning

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 clip art with SERVPRO logo Call SERVPRO of Westminster today!

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!

What Is Cross Contamination?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

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What is Cross Contamination? 

Cross Contamination is when bacteria is unintentionally transferred from once surface to another.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to be aware that cross contamination may be possible with the virus. 

Touching Surfaces and Objects 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently came out with some news saying the virus "does not spread easily" from touching surfaces and objects. However, it is possible that objects can have the virus on it if someone sneezed or coughed on it. 

Our Recommendation

As the CDC is still learning more about the virus, it is SERVPRO of Westminster's recommendation to wipe down any surfaces in public spaces. For example, it would be a good idea to wipe down door handles, buttons on elevators, stairway railings, and shopping cart handles. 

Wash Your Hands! 

Without a doubt, washing your hands is the best method to keep yourself safe from COVID-19. If there is no place to wash your hands, then using hand sanitizer is the second best option! 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, visit SERVPRO of Westminster's website or give us a call at (714) 248-9261

Precautionary COVID-19 Cleaning

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westminster worker in cleaning suit holding cleaning supplies One of our workers at SERVPRO of Westminster, is prepared to proceed with precautionary cleaning at a local business in Westminster

Precautionary COVID-19 Cleaning 

SERVPRO of Westminster has begun precautionary COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting various settings like schools, hospitals, medical offices, retailers, commercial offices, senior living facilities, residential lobbies, public and common areas. 

SERVPRO of Westminster is an IICRC certified firm and adheres to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. Primary cleaning techniques used are wiping by hand and fogging. Fogging is a process in which a ULV or electrostatic sprayer is used to apply disinfectant to surfaces. Which is efficient in terms of time, cost, and coverage, this method allows particles to adhere evenly to surfaces and objects including walls, doors, and ceilings.

Our Mission

We aspire to keep our community safe whenever disaster strikes. Which is why you can trust our 24/7 emergency service with our experts working around the clock to ensure you and your family is safe. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, visit our website at www.SERVPROwestminster.com for more information 

Or call at (714)248-9261! 

Satisfied Comercial Fire Customer in Santa Barbara

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo in front of comercial kitchen fire Call SERVPRO of Westminster today!

When the fires in Santa Barbara happened, SERVPRO of Westminster was quick to respond to all calls requesting for assistance. Read what one business owner's experience was with our team:

"I want to give a big old shoutout to Luis and his team! After the Thomas Fire, here in California, my interior design studio in Montecito had a lot of smoke and ash damage. I was beside myself as I had only been open 6 months when this happened. The idea of starting over was just too much to bear. Luis to the rescue!!! He and his team came in and cleaned every single fabric swatch, over 8000 of them!!! They ran air filters to rid the air of any signs of smoke and even did the windows. Thanks Luis and the rest of the team!!! My store has never looked better and I am eternally grateful for everything you did for me in just a few days! I have nothing but good things to say about Luis and my experience with SERVPRO. They get the job done and immaculately." - Blake W. 

The SERVPRO of Westminster team understand every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity.

SERVPRO of Westminster provides professional cleaning or emergency restoration services to get your business running smoothly again, as Blake experienced. We have the training, equipment, and resources to handle any size disaster, from Odor Control and Soot Cleanup to Fire Damage.

If you've experienced any of these call us at 714.564.0511. 

SERVPRO of Westminster is ready 24/7 and will be there for you every step of the way. Offering peace of mind and restoring your situation to "Like it never even happened."

Emergency Water Damage Tips

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage affected dining room and kitchen after a pipe burst under the sink. Flood in Signal Hill CA.
  • 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 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

Why SERVPRO Of Westminster?

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

t's important that you choose a proper Restoration Company that understands the process of addressing flooding problems and can offer emergency water extraction when you need it most. As well as the proper methods of water cleanup in your property. Why spend time sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting to hear back from another water damage restoration provider? Call us for emergency water damage services.

When you call us, we're on the move in our fully-stocked truck. Our trained professionals head to your property in no time. We are aware of the destructive nature of water damage to your property, and we know how quickly permanent damage can be caused if you don't treat standing water. Immediate emergency response times is what we are all about regarding emergency flood services. So give us a call and we'll dispatch an emergency water cleanup team immediately.

When you need something now, it doesn't help to get it tomorrow. Water extraction services that don't come when you need them can worsen the situation. We take responding to your emergency seriously. We understand the nature of emergency water damage removal and the need for a fast restoration process. Our emergency restoration services are outstanding and professional no matter when you need them. We do not waste hours or even days to plan out on how to deal with the situation when you are in emergency. It only takes minutes to reach you with all the proper tools and we are ready to get to work. Emergency water removal simply cannot wait.

If water damage in your business does happen, you can trust SERVPRO Of Westminster to fix the damage. Call 714.248.9261 if you have any questions/concerns. Or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestminster.com

What Does Mold Smell Like?

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

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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.

Are Asbestos Harmful To Your Health?

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

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 mineral. 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.

Can An Earthquakes Affect Your Business?

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Epicenter of the earthquakes that occurred in California. Image by CNN

A few days ago, two earthquakes hit California, two days in a row. It wasn't a severe earthquake, but it is definitely important. Your business may be safe...for now. 

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 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! 

How To Protect Your Business Incase of a Fire

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Here are three easy and significant steps to take safety precaution in your business. 

Step #1: Have An Evacuation Plan

Having an evacuation plan is an extremely important part of keeping yourself, as well as your employees safe. Make sure that every employee is aware of the evacuation plan. It is best to practice this fire drill at least once a month.

Step #2: Have Smoke Alarms

Having operating smoke alarms is a crucial way to alert people of smoke and a possible fire. The smoke alarms in your business should be tested at least once a month, and the batteries should be replaced twice a year.

Step #3: Obtain Several Fire Extinguishers 

Having several fire extinguishers in your business will allow you to have a better chance of controlling a small fire. As a business owner, it is essential that every staff member is informed of where they are located. As well as training your employees how to use them, in case a fire breaks out. 

Has Your Business Suffered From a Flood?

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

This flooded business is being dried thanks to SERVPRO of Westminster's team

Floods can happen in different ways. Whether it is a pipe bursting a natural flood from mother nature, or even a plumbing issue, you can count on SERVPRO of Westminster to clean up the mess. SERVPRO of Westminster has access to an expert team of water damage restoration experts with industrial-level equipment that dries, sanitizes, and restores the building to the condition it was in prior to the emergency.

This after picture shows a business office in the process of drying after the water damage that occurred. Since our team responded to the job quickly, the employees will be able to go back to work as soon as possible. The trained and skilled workers at SERVPRO of Westminster efficiently left the business cleaned up "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Building Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 714.248.9261

How To Prevent Your Business From Flooding

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

A small business affected by storm damage in Wilmington, CA

Life can be unexpected. Therefore, you should learn how to protect your business from all kinds of floods. Whether it's a natural flood or plumbing issue, it's better to be safe than sorry. These three tips can help you be a little bit more prepared 

Tip #1: List important contacts

In case a flood does occur, its always best to have a list of important contacts. Such as your insurance company, key customers and suppliers. In many cases, important information can be lost due to a flood

Tip #2: A map

It is also important to make a map, but not just any map. A map showing locations of key equipment, where to shut off electricity and other services is extremely important. This will help you as an employer stay safe, as well as your employees.

Tip #3: Insure your business against flooding 

Since floods can be very damaging, it is best to insure your business. This will help you replace materials and repair damages.

At SERVPRO of Westminster, we understand that life is always unexpected. Which is why you can trust our team to get the job done right for those unexpected life mishaps. 

Commercial Water Restoration Services

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your 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

Restoring Your Westminster Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

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.

Commercial Building Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 714.248.9261

National Police Week - May 13 - May 19

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

A few of Westminster PD finest and SERVPRO of Westminster team posing for National Police Week breakfast.

Breakfast on us! 

This week we joined many others across the nation in celebrating National Police Memorial Week with Westminster Police Department. It was such a privilege for SERVPRO Westminster staff to treat our local law enforcement during their week of recognition. With almost 100 breakfast burritos, 4 dozen donuts and gallons of coffee and juice, it was one of the most rewarding community appreciation events thus far. We truly enjoyed the tour of the facility and even more so meeting the many wonderful men and women of WPD; including Police Chief Ralph Ornelas. If you have not had the chance to meet him, he is best described in the words of Mayor Tri Ta “Chief Ornelas is very humble and honest.” * This statement is true and is recognizable in every interaction with Chief Ornelas. We look forward to hosting future community events for our law enforcement and adding National Police Memorial to our annual lists of events. Thank you all (past and present) who have served in law enforcement.

BONUS: Did you know National Police Week was initiated in 1962 by President Kennedy? However according to nleomf.org " President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police week."

*Orange County News, “God bless all who serve and wear the badge” 4/07/2017 http://www.localocn.com/article/god-bless-all-who-serve-and-wear-badge

IICRC Certified Firm - What does that mean for Westminster Residentials and Offices?

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Westminster is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Westminster

SERVPRO of Westminster specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

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