Recent Water Damage Posts

Little Jobs can get big

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

There is no such thing as a small disaster - especially when a small leak now could blossom into a big claim later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time. Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Westminster. 

SERVPRO of Westminster has the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages set in. 

Speed is Key!

Immediate response lessens damage:

  • Less Wood and Drywall Saturation
  • Less Delamination
  • Reduced Carpet and Furniture Stains
  • Fewer Warping Hardwood Floors
  • Less Mold/Mildew
  • Less Contents Damage

To help small leaks from becoming big problems call SERVPRO of Westminster today - 714.248.9261

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

Tips To Help You Conserve Water

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips To Help You Conserve Water Image by HuffPost

Living in California has been difficult with the earthquakes, wildfires, and lack of rain. Even though statistics say that there is no longer a drought, it's still a good idea to conserve water. Here are some tips to help you conserve water.

Tip #1: Pay Attention To Faucets 

Not only is this a great way to help you save water, but it also helps you save money. Leaving faucets on can be a huge waste of water. Be considerate on how much water you need. 

Tip #2: Cut Your Shower Time

The average American uses about 17 gallons of water in around 8 minutes while showering. It is best to take a shower that's at least 5 minutes or less. A great way to time your shower is to take a "one song shower" since the average song is about 3-5 minutes long. 

Tip #3: Fix Leaking Pipes

The sooner you spot a leak, the sooner it can get fixed. A leaking pipe can waste about 5 gallons of water to 2,000 a year. Not only are wasting water and money, but this can also lead to water damage. 

If water damage in your home or business does happen, you can trust SERVPRO of Westminster so fix the damage. Call (714)248-9261 if you have any questions/concerns. Or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestminster.com for more information

Water Damage In Your Home

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Your Home One of our crew members cleaning up water damage in a home

What is Water Damage? 

Water damage is when a water source has ruined walls, furniture and other areas in your home. There are several causes to water damage. Read more to find out the causes, how to identify it, as well as how you can solve water damage in your home. 

Causes of Water Damage

Water damage can occur in several places in your home. From your ceiling to your bathroom. Here are some causes of water damage: 

  1. Leaking/bursting pipes
  2. Sewer water back up 
  3. Natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, thunderstorms, rain) 
  4. Malfunctioning house appliances

How To Identify Water Damage

Usually you can see water damage through patches of moisture in the walls or a pipe leaking. The best thing to do is to check your walls, floors pipes, basement and attic. These places are the most common for water damage to occur. Water damage can be seen by the moisture and stains that result over time. In floors, water damage can visibly be spotted. As for basements, there's usually flooding. And for attics, there's usually leaking through the roof. 

How To Solve Water Damage In Your Home

Solving your water damage problems is much easier than you think. Not only does SERVPRO of Westminster do water damage clean up, we also do fire, mold and storm clean up. Simply call SERVPRO of Westminster for an inspection today! SERVPRO OF WESTMINSTER Team is Ready to Respond – 24/7. Please feel free to contact us at (714)248-9261 if you experience water damage to your residential or commercial property. 

Water Damage? Call us today!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage? Call us today! SERVPRO OF WESTMINSTER helped this homeowner to remove the water damage in their home.

This homeowner experienced significant water damage to his property. Our crew at SERVPRO OF WESTMINSTER was called to assist with the water remediation. The crew quickly cleaned up the damage and used special equipment to dry the water.

If you experience water damage, Let the professionals at SERVPRO OF WESTMINSTER restore your home or business. Our mission is to exceed our customer’s highest expectations with quality and service while minimizing the stress and inconvenience caused by water.

SERVPRO OF WESTMINSTER Team is Ready to Respond – 24/7. Please feel free to contact us if you experience water damage to your residential or commercial property.

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

Or visit our website at www.SERVPROwestminster.com for more information.

Your Belongings and Water Damage

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Belongings and Water Damage #WaterRestoration #WaterDamage #KitchenFloor

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. 

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.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. A SERVPRO of Westminster Professional will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. They start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. Learn more about our document restoration services

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  1. Air Drying
  2. Dehumidification
  3. Freezer Drying
  4. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  5. Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire 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. Learn more about the Contents Claim Inventory Service.

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!

The Water Damage Restoration Process

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Water Damage Restoration Process #WaterDamage #WaterRestoration

SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals have the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. 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?
Call Today 714.248.9261

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 or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO of Westminster Professionals start 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

A Small Leak Could Be a Big Problem

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

There is no such thing as a small disaster - especially when a small leak now could blossom into a big claim later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time. Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Westminster. 

SERVPRO of Westminster has the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages set in. 

Speed is Key!

Immediate response lessens damage:

  • Less Wood and Drywall Saturation
  • Less Delamination
  • Reduced Carpet and Furniture Stains
  • Fewer Warping Hardwood Floors
  • Less Mold/Mildew
  • Less Contents Damage

To help small leaks from becoming big problems call SERVPRO of Westminster today - 714.248.9261

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

It's the Water you don't see in Westminster home or office

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage It's the Water you don't see in Westminster home or office Water Leak under sink in Newport Beach, CA

With any leak it's the water you don't see that causes the most damage

SERVPRO of Westminster professionals are trained to safely clean and restore your home or office, utilizing he following procedures:

  • Identify the Source/Type of Water
  • Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis
  • Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises for Hidden Moisture
  • Perform Emergency Water Extraction
  • Move and Block Furniture & Contents
  • Inspect Carpet Pad/Carpet and Provide Services
  • Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization)
  • Utilize Advanced Drying and Monitoring Equipment
  • Dispose of Refuse

    We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

    As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.

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

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

Westminster Water Damage

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Westminster Water Damage Water Faucet by Pixabay

Water damage is a common occurrence for homeowners and business owners alike. SERVPRO of Westminster is available around the clock to respond to any water damage emergency. We will work to ensure that the area is dried completely and the threat of mold and pathogen growth is eliminated. SERVPRO of Westminster uses proper procedures, techniques, products and equipment to help restore the property to its preloss condition as safely and as rapidly as possible.

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. Your building and possessions will be back in the state you want them. Most importantly, you’ll be kept updated every step of the way. Every item removed, every piece of damage recorded, every estimate and every course of action will be presented to you giving you the information you need to make the right choice.

  • Water extraction
  • Complete cleaning & sanitization
  • Drying & Dehumidification
  • Use of infrared & moisture meter equipment
  • Burst & leaking pipes
  • Roof leaks
  • Exterior water intrusion & flooding
  • Sewage cleanup

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

SERVPRO Westminster Satisfied Pipe Burst Resident in Newport Beach

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Westminster Satisfied Pipe Burst Resident in Newport Beach #PipeBurst #waterdamage By Rogan Josh

Trouble never waits. It can come at a moment’s notice and when it does, you can rest assure your dependable, local SERVPRO of Westminster is here to assist you!

See what one recent customer said about us:

"First time homeowner and I had a pipe burst in my kitchen. My plumber recommended SERVPRO.
Luis Castro at SERVPRO Westminster called me promptly. He was so professional and held my hand throughout the process. He called me every day and asked me how I was doing. He helped me contact my insurance company to expedite the restoration. I don't know what I would have done without them.  My kitchen is dry and there is no sign of mold. Please don't hesitate to call them." -Bon T.

We're so happy Luis and our SERVPRO team could be there for Bon during this stressful time. If water damage, from the smallest overflow from a toilet to full house flood from a pipe burst, threatens your home or office call us at 714.248.9261.  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."