Restore vs Replace
The Drying Process of hardwood flooring.
At SERVPRO of Arcadia we strive to, "Restore vs Replace" whenever possible. One of the ways we achieve this is by drying in place. Instead of removing hardwood flooring that has sustained water damage, we use the Floor Mat System to quickly and effectively dry the affected material.
When water seeps into hardwood flooring if not addressed immediately and properly, this will result in floor buckling. The next steps of drying the hardwood floor are crucial because this determines whether or not we can salvage the floor.To avoid this from occurring we place drying floor mats and tent the affected area with our state of the art drying equipment.
The benefits of having our equipment set up as soon as possible allows for us to restore instead of replace. Our goal at SERVPRO is to leave it, "Like it never even happened."
Fire Safety Tips
The National Fire Protection Agency reported that in 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage.
Some accidental fires that occur are most commonly caused by:
- Cooking Equipment
- Smoking in bedrooms
- Electrical Equipment
- Curious Children
- Faulty Wiring
That is why we strongly recommend taking full precaution to keep your loved ones and property safe at all times. Here are some helpful tips:
- Never leave the kitchen unattended, when stove is on. Keep close watch of pots and pans that can quickly overheat and can potentially ignite a fire.
- Make sure heating equipment wiring is in good condition and have it maintenance yearly. Place heater at least one meter away from any objects and furniture.
- Avoid smoking indoors. Not only is smoking a health hazard but it is also dangerous to do so indoors.
- Make sure all electrical equipment is functioning properly and all cords are intact.
- Never leave candles unattended especially around small children. Always remember to turn candles off after every use.
- Children can be very curious, it is important to keep them safe by removing any flammable substances from their reach.
- Replace faulty or damaged wiring.
- Extinguish barbeque grill flames after every use.
Commercial Marketing Forum
SERVPRO Commercial Marketing Forum
SERVPRO believes in the continuing education of its associates. That is why our local Franchise Trainers create marketing forums where we are able to share each others success stories. Focusing on putting our clients needs first.
At this year's marketing forum our guest speaker was Brandon Rohner a SERVPRO Commercial Marketing Consultant. With many years of expertise in the industry. He has been able to assist countless franchises with large losses such as commercial fire/water damage.
During our forum we focused on ways we can better help our clients prepare for a catastrophic loss. One of the ways we were able to achieve this, is by the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan. Its a profile designed to help businesses easily access vital information and key contact phone numbers needed during an emergency. If you own a business and would like to learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan, then please call our Marketing Department at (626)447- 4128 for assistance.
Water Loss Caused by Faulty Fire Sprinkler System
Entire home was affected by water damage caused by faulty fire sprinklers.
This loss was caused by a faulty fire sprinkler system. Imagine coming home after being on vacation with the family just to be given this horrible surprise! Well, that's exactly what happened to our customer. To make matters worse the homeowner had just purchased the home prior to leaving to their destination however, they acted swiftly and contacted us. Our crew was able to be onsite within the hour of being notified of the loss and quickly jumped into action.
The home had high moisture levels nevertheless, our crew was able to effectively dry the structure within 5 days. By doing so we were able to save the structure from experiencing secondary damage such as mold. We at SERVPRO of Arcadia do our best to achieve the industry standard of drying within 3-5 days.
Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Arcadia!
The winning office belonging to Ms Flood.
The fall season is upon us and you know what that means? Yes, you guessed it right, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the change in weather and who can forget Halloween!
This year we decided to change things up a little and not only dress ourselves up but have our 1st Annual Office Decorating Contest. The winner of this years contest received movies tickets and dinner for two. At SERVPRO of Arcadia we take competition very seriously. We have 8 offices in total and of the 8 offices Ms Flood proved herself to be the victor. Ms. Flood went above and beyond showcasing her creativity.
This only means that next year we have to bring our A game. Congratulations Ms Flood we'll patiently look forward to dethroning you next year!
Memorial Day 2017
Arcadia County Park
This year, Memorial Day is on Monday May 29, 2017. It is recognized as an observed federal holiday and a day when we take the time to remember and thank the men and women who died serving our country.
SERVPRO of Arcadia is proud to be a part of a community who pays tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces. The City of Arcadia proudly recognizes Our Fallen Heroes by displaying American flags alongside the Arcadia County Park located at 405 S. Santa Anita, Ca 91006.
We would like to take the time to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces. We thank you for your service and for protecting our great country!
"Gone but never forgotten"
Undiscovered leaks don't just DAMAGE your business.They damage your BOTTOM LINE
Leaks from pipping, roofs and other overlooked areas can cause water damage that can go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Attempting to clean up water from a leak can lead to further damage or contamination if not handled properly. SERVPRO's trained Franchise Professionals are equipped to provide a full line of cleanup and restoration services to handle water damage. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help protect your property and equipment from further damage.
So, before you risk further damage by attempting to cleanup the water yourself, contact SERVPRO of Arcadia at (626) 447-4128.
2017 Arcadia Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast
2017 Arcadia Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast
The 20th Annual Arcadia Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast fell on a cold and rainy Spring morning. However, that did not stop the event from being a true success. The day was filled with delicious food, emergency preparedness education and fun activities for the children. SERVPRO of Arcadia understands the importance of fire safety that is why, we gave away free Fire Safety coloring books to the children. Because educating our children about the potential danger of fire starts at an early age.
The Firefighters of the City of Arcadia work very diligently to promote fire safety and keep the community safe from fires and other hazards. They're the epitome of true heroes and are selfless when it comes to serving their community.
It was an honor to be a part of this event and we can not wait to do it again next year!
Airport Water Loss
California experienced many storms this year. One of which caused significant damage to one of our local airports. Over 12" of water affected nearly 7,000 sq ft. of office space, lobby and break-room areas.
We received the call early Friday morning and within an hour we had a crew on-site. They began the mitigation process by removing carpets, baseboards and cutting walls. Once that phase was complete our crew began the drying process by placing air movers and utilizing our desiccant. We used two generators to minimize any business interruption. After six days the drying process was completed and ready for reconstruction.
At SERVPRO of Arcadia we specialize in effective drying procedures with our state of the art equipment. Our technicians are all certified and ready to assist with any size damage. We are a 24- Hour emergency response service. We leave it, "Like it never even happened".
When Does Fire Damage Warrant a Call to a Professional?
Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. Here are some tips what to do after the fire.
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
- Change HVAC filter.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
Call the professionals at SERVPRO to get the damage under control. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. WE are trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible.