Autumn is here, means different damages.
With the new season here, remember that new damages can arise in your home. Be aware of any leaks and odors that can cause health effects to you and your family. In case you come across a leak, be sure to shut off the main water line to prevent further damage. Contact a leak detection company and plumber so you can make those repairs right away. Most people don’t know how dangerous water damage can be if not properly mitigated. If you begin to smell a mold odor, it could be that you already have a pre-existing water damage.
Different seasons can mean different damages. Be aware of these possibilities. It maybe a good idea to do annual leak detection checks- it could save you thousands of dollars and or even your insurance premium going up significantly. But remember, SERVPRO of Hemet will always be there for you A-Z should you experience this event.
SERVPRO of Hemet is hiring!
Are you a motivated individual looking for a new career where you can learn and grow? Well, you've come to the right place! SERVPRO of Hemet is hiring! We're looking for experienced or non-experienced people looking to start a career in the water restoration industry. We offer onsite training, office training, and field work training. Become a certified water technician is just 3 days. Did we mention we offer a great salary compensation? We are looking for:
- Production manager's
- Crew chiefs
- Marketing Representatives
You can send your resume to our email located in the “Contact us” tab on our website. Or feel free to stop by our office to pick up an application- along with an onsite interview. SERVPRO of Hemet is looking for you- don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Be the first to apply today for your new career change.
One stop shop for all your restoration needs!
Did you know that SERVPRO of Hemet also offers reconstruction/ build back work? Once the mitigation process is complete, we can have our contractor’s go back to your home and finish the job so that the damages are like “they never even happened.” Here at SERVPRO of Hemet we’re your one stop shop for all your restoration needs! We work together with insurance companies and self-pay customers - generating over 200 repair jobs. From assisting with restoration build backs to just simply upgrading your home for a more modern feel. Don’t forget to ask to see sample photos of pre damages until completion of the job. Our staff is waiting for your call and ready to answer any of your questions. Call us today for your free estimate!
How to prepare for a storm event
Every region has their own forms of natural disaster and extreme weather to deal with. Here are some useful tools to prepare you for a storm event.
- Have an emergency food and water supply.
- Have an emergency medicine supply.
- Emergency power sources such as flashlights (don't forget extra batteries).
- Safety and personal items.
- Important documents, including medical documents, wills, passports, and personal identification.
- And a fire extinguisher.
Also, if you have time before the event hits, secure loose objects, close windows, and doors, and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure. Help Your Neighbor: Encourage your loved ones to prepare for severe thunderstorms. Take CPR training so you can help if someone is hurt during severe weather. Call today for further information.
With the rain season approaching, why tarp your roof?
A roof tarp, when secured properly, can protect your roof from new rain, wind or even snow. It can prevent holes or missing shingles from turning into leaks and can keep existing leaks from getting worse. A tarp can prevent the damaged areas from being affected by excess water and wind, while also keeping water from leaking into your home. A tarp installation can protect your roof up to 90 days until a professional team of contractors can make repairs. We call this a temporary repair.
How to install a tarp:
- Wear the appropriate safety equipment. That includes gloves, goggles, protective clothing, and sturdy boots.
- Use a ladder to reach your roof. Closely examine the area for broken shingles and other areas of damage.
- Homeowners with a steep or slippery roof should assess the damage from the safety of their ladder. Do not step directly onto the roof.
- Carefully clean the debris from your roof using your broom. Removing the branches, leaves and other rubble will give you a clearer view of the damage.
Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage
Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters you may experience as a homeowner. From a burst pipe to a malfunctioning dishwasher or storm damage, there are countless ways water damage could strike your home.
While water damage is a common homeowner headache, there are plenty of things you can do to protect your home from some trying situations.
Protecting Your Home
Not only will you find water damage a hassle to deal with, but the mold that can follow could have a long-term impact on your home. Mold will follow water damage and begins to grow and flourish within 48 hours of exposure to moisture.
When working on ways to safeguard your home from water damage, it is often helpful to break it down by areas of impact. These areas may include basements, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and ceilings.
You can prevent water damage in the basement by preventing water seepage, which can be done by resealing vulnerable areas of the basement, making sure water drains away from your home and not toward your home’s foundation, and installing a backwater valve.
Many cases of water damage to your kitchen and bathrooms are due to plumbing issues and appliance failures.
Be sure that you regularly:
- Inspect all appliances, paying close attention to hoses and faucets
- Check the seal and caulking around your showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight
- Know the location of the main shut-off valve for water is in your home
- Don’t leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running
Protecting the possessions in your home from water damage is not always possible, however, there are ways to store items that will at least decrease the amount of damage and loss. It is advisable to use waterproof bins to store items and keep items stored on shelves off of the floor—which is highly recommended when storing your possessions in the basement.
Recovering From Water Damage
You can stand a good chance at salvaging items that can be dried out within 48 hours if your home does experience a water damage situation.
Contact your insurance company immediately, evaluate the extent of the water damage in your home and identify the type of water that is involved.
Here are the three types of water to look for:
Water from rain, condensation or leaky pipes is considered “clean” water.
Slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, etc. is considered “gray” water.
Water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc. is considered “black” water. This type of water can have harmful health effects.
Following a water damage disaster, you will need to remove wet objects, get your home dried out, dehumidify the area and disinfect remaining materials.
Pro tip: By freezing wet books, photos and papers in a frost-free freezer, you prevent mold and mildew from forming on these items, giving you extra time to deal with them after you have taken care of drying out your home. Once you are able, you can remove them from the freezer and air-dry or fan-dry the pages.
It may seem like recovering from water damage is an overwhelming and slightly impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. You can call on the highly trained experts at SERVPRO® of Hemet , who are here to make it "Like it never even happened."
Containment Isn't Just For Mold Remediation
Containment placed at a doorway to assist our crew with focusing only on the affected area that we are drying.
SERVPRO of Hemet, sometimes utilizes the use of containment to escalate drying. During Water Mitigation it is sometimes necessary to tear out saturated drywall instead drying it in place. This could be due to a few different factors. One factor might be that the saturated materials were damaged beyond restoration and could not be dried in place. Another factor may be due to insulation being present inside the walls which would delay drying. After performing the demolition of the saturated drywall we sometimes find that the wood studs are also saturated and need to be dried. If the affected room is too large, we know that it might take longer to dry those studs so it's sometimes necessary to setup containment in order to concentrate our drying efforts to one particular area of the room. Such as depicted in these photos. This technique assists us with speeding up the drying process and helping us achieve pre loss conditions in your home or office quicker.
We Are Cleaning Experts
Covid-19 Cleaning and Disinfectant
SERVPRO OF HEMET, is Here to Help during this time of need !
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
• Kitchen/Food Areas
• Retail Spaces
• Water Fountains
• Sales Counters
• Carpets and Rugs
• Stair Handrails
• Elevator Cars
• Playground Equipment
• Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus.
Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts at SERVPRO of HEMET (951) 305-0629
Hemet!Property Suffering from Fire Damage and Smoky Odors? Don't Hesitate--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration!
Why Call SERVPRO for Professional Fire Damage Mitigation in Hemet?
Nobody thinks that a fire can ravage their Hemet property until it happens. When it comes to disasters like fire and subsequent water damage from dousing the flames, working with highly-trained professionals is the only way to ensure you have the best possible outcome.
For help with fire damage in Hemet, your local SERVPRO team is the number one answer. You can contact us at any time, 24/7, and we can schedule a team to come to your property as soon as possible to perform a full assessment.
Time is of the Essence
Fires happen in a flash, which means they need a prompt response from first responders to the scene. Once the fire is fully extinguished and fire personnel has given approval, SERVPRO technicians assess the situation so that the insurance process and mitigation can get underway. We take pictures and hold them for you and your insurance adjuster to establish a firm understanding of the task ahead.
Water saturation present after extinguishing the blaze must be addressed with specialized techniques. We remove standing water using pumps and vacuums, and then any materials damaged beyond the point of saving. SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging equipment to locate any lingering moisture to ensure that before any rebuilding of fire-damaged materials occurs, there is a small chance of microbial growth.
Cleaning after fire damage means taking care of visible remnants of the fire as well as addressing lingering odors by purifying the air. Homeowners are quite often shocked at the amount of residue and odors that even the smallest fire can leave behind. These offending smells cling to drapes, upholstery, and other materials that allow the odors to hang on well after the cleanup process is underway. SERVPRO technicians utilize deodorizing pellets or employ the use of thermal foggers as well as hydroxyl generators, as needed, to work on even the toughest odors.
Do you still need help with professional fire damage mitigation? SERVPRO of HEMET is available to start on your restoration project so that we can make it look “Like it never even happened.” All you have to do is give us a call at (951)305-0629, and we can be there to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
T-Mobile sanitation in Hemet
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we are offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID- 19 pandemic. Here in our community we have been called onto a service of sanitation for a T-Mobile store to get them up and running again in a clean and sanitized workspace for their employees. SERVPRO of Hemet is here to help!