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Why is cleaning your commercial air ducts important?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Air Duct Cleaning Commercial air duct cleaning

The air ducts in Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights commercial building serve an important function, bringing heating and cooling throughout your facility as well as circulating the air through a filter, which cleans out some of the dust particles before reaching the rooms in which air is breathed by you and your employees.

Air Duct Cleaning Improves the Quality of Indoor Air

By routinely having your air ducts cleaned you can significantly decrease the number of airborne molecules in your office, all while avoiding weighty fees for other air purifying solutions. Air ducts, like everything else in our office, collect dirt and debris. While filters may catch a lot of streaming debris, there is still a considerable amount of dust that settles within the ducts.

Air Duct Cleaning Conserves Energy

Air duct cleaning provides a beginning in optimizing your duct function, a properly and thoroughly cleaned HVAC system, can reduce the costs associated with running your HVAC system and increase the useful life of your air conditioner and furnace. Performing routine commercial air duct cleanings removes obstructions and improves airflow, helping your systems to work better, faster, and more efficiently, all while using less energy!

Your local SERVPRO specializes in cleaning commercial and industrial air ducts; contact our staff to schedule an inspection and estimate for your commercial cleaning solution. Our crews have experience, training and advanced equipment to restore your HVAC system to optimal performance. Our SERVPRO commercial cleaning specialists are familiar with all types of commercial and industrial HVAC/air duct systems, give us a call so we can get to work, and you can start experiencing the benefits a commercial air duct cleaning service can bring to your business!

Call (626) 964-7700

Commercial Covid19 Cleanup

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Covid19 Cleaning Job Commercial Covid19 Cleaning Job

SERVPRO was called to assist in a Covid19 Construction Site Cleanup, when one of their employees came back positive for Covid19. Our technicians wiped down all high-touch areas, and fogged the whole site. SERVPRO uses SERVPROXIDE which is a medical grade EPA approved disinfectant. If you are concerned about your employees' safety, no job is too small for us! Call us today to go over our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned options from Pro-active cleaning to positive Covid19 cases. (626) 964-7700. We are here to help! SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights.

Commercial Building Fire Damage

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Commercial Fire

Mitigation requires quick action.  The faster a SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights professional arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results- including a faster return to business operations.  Within four hours of a loss notification, a SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights Professional will be on-site to help ensure your commercial fire damage is handled properly by utilizing the following services:

Structural Cleaning:

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning.  Your experienced SERVPRO team will pretest to determine the extent of the damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found without the building.

Contents Cleaning:

All of the restorable contents in the affected area will be professionally cleaned and deodorized.  These items will be inventoried for the insurance company and the policyholder.

Deodorization:

Specialized services that rid your place of business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage will be utilized.  We do not simply cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, we seek out the source of the odor and remove them.

If your business in the City of Walnut has suffered a fire remember SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights is here to help!

Restoring Commercial Properties

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Commercial Building in Culver City, Ca.

Flooding and water damage events in Los Angeles County 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.

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.

SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights 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.

When disaster strikes, will your business be ruined or ready?

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial ERP Call us to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research.  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can be prepared for it. 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.  It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.  By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 50 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    • This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    • It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    • This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    • You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    • This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Call SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights Today to Get Started! 626-964-7700

Is Vandalism affecting your Business?

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalism Vandalism in LA, business are being boarded up.

In the light of a chilly spring morning, you pull up to begin your work day and see the evidence of what happened the night before: the side of your office has been brightly tagged in paint.

Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the story of your place of work. You and your team can take steps to deter and hopefully prevent vandalism.

Steps to Take before Vandalism Strikes

To begin, make sure to keep the area around your business well-kept and clean. Well-manicured landscaping and a regularly maintained building can help deter vandalism. You can even use your landscaping to help protect otherwise easy-to-reach marks. Large bushes or plants that are prickly can be placed under and in front of windows and walls that could be targeted.

You can also increase the security around your place of business. Secure gates and entrances to make it harder to enter the premises and keep the area well-lit. You can also add motion-sensor lights or security systems. Security camera systems now a days, are extremely inexpensive and easy to install and manage via your cellphone from anywhere.

If you are the victim of vandalism, make sure to clean up the damage as soon as possible to discourage additional vandalism.

What to Do If You Find Vandalism on Your Property

Steps to clean up vandalism vary greatly depending on the kind. The simplest to clean are cases involving eggs and toilet paper. To clean egg, you will want to act as quickly as possible. Use a garden hose or a combination of soapy water to clean egg off the side of a building or a car. Avoid using a power washer as this can remove paint and damage siding. Toilet paper can persist if you try to pull it down. Instead, use a leaf blower or a long implement like a pool net to gently lift the toilet paper off tree branches and buildings.

Other cases, not as easily remedied, can involve paint or broken windows. If there is broken glass, be very careful to pick up all large pieces and vacuum up any smaller pieces left behind. If there is paint, be very careful with any home remedies as many paint removing products can also harm the materials under the paint, like siding and masonry. If you have any questions about graffiti removal or vandalism cleanup, give our office a call 626-964-7700 and ask us how we can help.

What's in your Air Ducts?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Dust build up inside air ducts. Maintaining clean air ducts is important to having great air quality!

Dust, Pet dander and other containment's from everyday living are circulated through your ducts and can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC heating and cooling system causing it to work much harder. Keeping the duct work clean can extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which saves you money.

Duct Cleaning Can:

  1. Remediate bacteria, fungi and mold
  2. Reduce potential for mold growth
  3. Restore peak energy efficiency 
  4. Eliminate offensive odors

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, keeping your duct-work clean should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. These contaminants from day to day living are sucked into your HVAC system and re-circulated throughout your home over and over. This causes a buildup over time inside the dust-work.

How to Handle Water Damage to you Commercial Property

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/ Rowland Heights is here to help!

Water damage can sneak into your property through roof damage, broken pipes, slab leaks, broken washers, and much more. It’s important to take care of water damage as soon as you notice it to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.

Here at SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/ Rowland Heights, we strive to maintain a clean and safe environment for your business. If in case you were to notice water damage, call us to ensure the damage is restored. We use special equipment to draw out the water and remove all the affected areas. Our techs are trained in every situation and provide the best service possible to you and your business. We treat every property as if it was our own. Along with your daily use equipment, we also can use special equipment to do an even more detailed job in removing the damage. You can’t go wrong with us!

Protecting Your Commercial Property From Mold

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Maintain a mold-free business with these helpful tips.

It’s important to protect your business from mold to protect employees, customers, and yourself from the health risks. In case Black mold was to spread into your commercial building, contact SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/ Rowland Heights. We have the right equipment and the trained techs to remove it safely, without disrupting your business day to day.

How to avoid mold?

  • Make sure that any leaky pipes and plumbing is fixed and that all wet spots are dried out.
  • Make sure that all condensation is eliminated through insulating or raising the air circulations.
  • Reduce the moisture level in the air and to reduce the humidity, add ventilation.
  • Make sure that your indoor humidity level stays below 60%. The goal should be to have the humidity inside to be around 30-50%.
  • Conduct building and HVAC inspections often and make them a routine.
  • Provide proper drainage and sloping to get rid of wet foundations.

What to Do When Water Damage Occurs in Your Commercial Property

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights is here when disaster strikes to your property!

Commercial Water Damages Can Present Some Challenges:

Flooding and water damage events in Walnut commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to asses each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operation 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 any legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damage, while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour that can be lost in revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights a call and we will there to assist.

Tips on How To Restore Your Commercial Property after Water Damage

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Chose SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights to restore your commercial property!

Flooding and water damage events at Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights 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 operation can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges:

-Our professionals are trained to be mindful off legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency a situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

About SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights:

SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights 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.

Do Your Movie Theater Curtains Have Mold?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Make sure to know when your movie theater curtains have mold.

The local theater scene depends on clever deception to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, the curtains and swags that keep audiences guessing can also hide the dampness that feeds mold damage. SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights technicians can seek out the hidden sources of water that support fungal growth in every corner of a performance venue. 

When a horror or comedy lover lines up to enjoy a showing, Mold damage can really take away from a theater experience. A musty smell and creeping stains across walls indicate mold has taken hold in your theater. Managing this mold infestation requires the professional skills of our trained and experienced technicians. Because the area is large, there may be more than one source of water feeding the fungus. The organic materials the microbes can grow on many and varied in the theater, Curtains, costumes, and sets are just a few of many items that can support mold colonies. 

Ceilings are high in a theater, and the mold up near that leak in the roof may have been growing for some time, unseen because the areas are in darkness or covered. These difficulties will not deter SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights crews. The training received by all our mold remediation specialists is through a complete education in the ways of mold and how it spreads and grows. Our project managers will design a plan that finds, contains, and removes all active mold colonies, sometimes requiring that materials that cannot be cleaned be discarded. Any leaks in the roof, heating or cooling systems or plumbing must be repaired to curtail the growth of new microbial colonies. Our goal will be to bring the microbial activity down to an acceptable level, as it can never be completely eradicated. 

What's Slumbering in your Air Ducts?

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Dust and other harmful particles can build up in your air ducts!

Dust, pet dander and other containments from everyday living are circulated through your ducts and can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC heating and cooling system causing it to work much harder. Keeping the duct work clean can extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which saves you money.

Duct Cleaning Can:

  1. Remediate bacteria, fungi and mold
  2. Reduce potential for mold growth
  3. Restore peak energy efficiency 
  4. Eliminate offensive odors

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, keeping your duct-work clean should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. These contaminants from day to day living are sucked into your HVAC system and re-circulated throughout your home over and over. This causes a buildup over time inside the dust-work.

Is Your Business Affected by Water Damage? SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights can help!

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can attack your commercial property without notice. Moreover, the impact of water damage can be dangerous and devastating. On top of that, business owners who experience water damage are faced with the task of arranging water removal and cleanup procedures while simultaneously expediting the process of getting their company up and running again. With all of these pressures, many business owners may find themselves growing concerned in the face of commercial water damage. However, knowing how to prevent water damage and restore property and business items that have been affected, makes good business sense. Here is some following information that may help better prepare your business if water damage may occur.

Commercial Water Damage can transpire at any moment, and it can result from a wide range of factors. This may include:

  • Natural Disasters- Rain or flood storms
  • Leaking Roofs- Poorly sealed window or door casings
  • Frozen Pipes- Ice dams
  • Flooding- Usually requires a specific insurance policy.
  • Sewage Backups- From main or interior plumbing problem.

From clear potable water from a tap to backup sewage contaminated water, the source must be identified, stopped. Then safe water extraction.

Commercial Water Damage Prevention and Mitigation Strategies:First, know the location of the main water shut off valve. Also, make sure that you have an emergency evacuation plan in place, personal safety first. This emergency plan should include clear instructions regarding what steps should be taken if a water damage incident take place. 

The Importance of Hiring Professional Services:Although you may feel inclined to handle the water extraction and cleanup processes on your own, a professional effort will shorten your down time, salvage more capital investments, and protect your customers and clients interests and needs. In fact, most business owners lack the advanced knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to expedite and optimize the water damage remediation process. Skilled professionals from SERVPRO will be able to provide you with detail-oriented, comprehensive services that get your property restored in the least amount of time.

If you’re commercial property is affected by water damage call SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights (626) 964-7700, so your business can be assisted right away.

Ways to Keep Your Commercial Property from Fire Damage

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

A fire, whether in a commercial or residential property is often the most devastating reality that a property owner will have to oversee. In addition to wreaking havoc on your property, fires can force you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is completed. However, property owners who access and implement high-quality safety practices can avoid the devastation and deconstruction that results from most commercial or residential property. Below is a brief outline that will provide some learning techniques to protect your property.

  1. Install Automatic Fire Sprinklers:As many authorities know, having an automatic fire sprinkler in your property can reduce the risk of a fire up to 71%. Additionally, sprinklers can up your insurance premium. To keep your sprinkler in excellent condition, be sure that it is not blocked by dirt or paint. Also, be sure to inspect the main control valve regularly so that it is not left off. Finally, be sure that you take the precautions necessary to prevent the pipe from freezing. 
  2. Conduct Fire Emergency Training:Each of your employees should undergo Fire Safety Training. The training can help prevent your staff members from being victimized. 

Here are a few subjects that should be covered in the emergency training:

  • Hazard Recognition: Keep all combustible chemicals and materials away from heat-generating and electrical equipment.
  • Prevention: Inspect your power sources regularly and don't overload you extension cords and outlets.
  • Response: Teach your employees how to respond when a fire breaks out. Some subjects that should be covered include how to perform an organized evacuation, operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm.

Other issues that should be involved in the training include:

-Breathing Apparatus Training

-Fire Extinguisher Training

-Confined Space Entry Training

-Fire Aid Training

Be sure to also have your employee team officials undergo the following Fire Emergency response training:

-Fire Safety Officer Training

-Fire Safety Adviser Training

-Chief and Deputy Chief Warden Training

-Emergency Control Organization Warden Training

-Spill Response Training

-Lay Flat Hose Training

The Difference between Flood Watching and Warning

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

What is the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning issued by the national weather service?

  • Flash Flood Warning: Take Action!A flash flood warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.
  • Flood Warning: Take Action! A flood warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
  • Flood Watch Be Prepared: A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
  • Flood Advisory Be Prepared: A flood advisory is issued when a specific weather event is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A flood advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property. 

For more information visit: http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/

Restoring your Commercial Property after a Water Damage event

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at walnut 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 operation can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges:

-Our professionals are trained to be mindful off legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency a situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

About SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights:

SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights 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.

Be Winter Ready For Your Home or Business

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business, if you are not properly prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall. This could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries. 
  • Roofs, water pipes and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should direct away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall. Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a destructive effect, that can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement or crawlspace. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

Restoring Your Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights Commercial Property After A Water Damage

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damages Can Present Some Challenges:

Flooding and water damage events in Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to asses each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operation 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 any legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damage, while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour that can be lost in revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights a call and we will there to assist.

What's Slumbering in your Air Ducts?

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Dust, Pet dander and other containment's from everyday living are circulated through your ducts and can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC heating and cooling system causing it to work much harder. Keeping the duct work clean can extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which saves you money.

Duct Cleaning Can:

  1. Remediate bacteria, fungi and mold
  2. Reduce potential for mold growth
  3. Restore peak energy efficiency 
  4. Eliminate offensive odors

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, keeping your duct-work clean should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. These contaminants from day to day living are sucked into your HVAC system and re-circulated throughout your home over and over. This causes a buildup over time inside the dust-work.

SERVPRO does provide Commercial Fire Damage Services

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights commercial fire damage can leave some or all areas of your property unusable until repair work can be completed. When your workplace has been impacted by a fire, you will want to get repairs started as quickly as possible so that the property can be restored and fully functional. Finding the fastest and most reliable method of fire damage restoration is crucial. Your business operations downtime must be kept to a minimum.

Determining the scope of work:

When you are dealing with commercial fire damage, the scope of work that needs to be accomplished starts with a thorough assessment. The destruction generally includes more than just burned damage to the structure, business equipment and documents. In many instances, smoke, as well as water from firefighter’s efforts, will ruin one or more areas of the property. Smoke damage may be present throughout the entire property in some cases. 

Exploring repair options;

Many steps may be required to improve the property after you have a commercial fire damage. For example, you may need to remove drywall that has been damaged by smoke or water from the fire event. You may also need to be fully reconstructed, such as those that have been burned by the flames. When you are preparing for fire damage repair services, it is important to consider all aspects of the work that needs to be done before you decide how to process. Then call SERVPRO of Walnut. Your time and lost business revenue should be of paramount importance. Business interruption insurance can help push through this horrid event.

Getting timely results:

While you need all of the work completed with professional results, you also need them preformed promptly so that operations can resume in full swing as soon as possible. You could attempt to contract with different service providers to repair the various types of damage on the property, but this is often not the most efficient method available. Working with one company like SERVPRO that has the skills and experience to handle all aspects of the repair process may be the most effective option available. From the initial inspection to the final walk-thru, your doors will be reopened as soon as possible. 

Reduce Carbon Monoxide in Your Business

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide, considered "The Silent Killer", is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane, or wood do not burn properly. According to the U.S Fire Administration, around 150 people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide Poisoning. Often times, it is the result of faulty, improperly used or vented consumer products like furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, and engine-powered equipment, such as portable generators. However, there are precautions you can take to help protect yourself, your family and your employees from deadly carbon monoxide fumes. 

  • Reduce the change of carbon monoxide exposure in your workplace by performing regular maintenance on equipment and appliances that can produce carbon monoxide. Consider switching from gasoline-powered equipment to equipment powered by electricity or batteries. Prohibit the use of gasoline-powered engines or tools in poorly ventilated areas.
  • To protect your home or business, install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home or business, including the outside of all bedrooms and offices. Consider having all fuel-burning heating equipment and chimneys services annually by a professional. Use portable generators only in well-ventilated areas away from doors, windows, vents, and any other openings to prevent fumes from entering the home or business.

For more great tips Visit:https://www.travelers.com/resources/home/safety/how-to-prevent-carbon-monoxide-poisoning.aspx

Does Your Movie Theater Curtains Have Mold?

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

The local theater scene depends on clever deception to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, the curtains ans swags that keep audiences guessing can also hide the dampness that feeds mold damage. SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights technicians can seek out the hidden sources of water that support fungal growth in every corner of a performance venue. 

When a horror or comedy lover lines up to enjoy a showing, Mold Damage can really take away from theater experience. A musty smell and creeping stains across walls indicate mold has taken hold in your theater. Managing this mold infestation requires the professional skills of our trained and experienced technicians. Because the area is large, there may be more than one source of water feeding the fungus. The organic materials the microbes can grow on many and varied in the theater, curtains. costumes. and sets are just a few of many items that can support mold colonies. 

Ceilings are high in a theater, and the mold up near that leak in the roof maybe  have been growing for some time, unseen because the areas are in darkness or covered. these difficulties will not deter SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights crews. The training received by all our mold remediation specialist is through a complete education in the ways of mold and how it spreads and grows. Our project managers will design a plan that finds, contains, and removes all active mold colonies, sometimes requiring that materials that cannot be cleaned be discarded. Any leaks in the roof, heating or cooling systems or plumbing must be repaired to curtail the microbial activity down to an acceptable level, as it can never be completely eradicated.

If your theater is showing signs of possible mold damage call SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights (626) 964-7700.

If a Fire Damage Happens to Your Commercial Building

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage might not be something you think you will ever need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some businesses will have an experience with fire damage. Fires can start by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. Especially familiar are cooking accidents in the restaurants. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters,  you may begin to worry what steps have to be taken to be able to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.

The Damage Caused By a Fire 

  • When you experience a commercial fire damage to your business, you may revert on the mess that was left behind from the fire that ruined the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go as far beyond the ashes. To be able to repair the property entirely after the fire incident, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights. Water may have to be extracted after the firefighters efforts. The smoke damage may cause more of a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most or all of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained fire & smoke damage restoration technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened". 

If a fire has damaged your business CALL SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights (626) 964-7700 to begin the restoration process so your business can be up and running once again! 

2nd Annual Asian Business Seminar

3/10/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Walnut / Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights is a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Asian Business Seminar.

Please join us at the second Annual ASIAN BUSINESS SEMINAR that is taking place Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30am - 12:30pm. 

SERVPRO OF WALNUT / HACIENDA HEIGHTS & ROWLAND HEIGHTS is a sponsor and will have a booth at the event. This seminar is a FREE event and targets Asian-Owned businesses in the Rowland Heights & Hacienda Heights areas. 

The Seminar will take place at 18558 E. Gale Avenue, City of Industry, and is collaboration between Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, the San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, and the Korean American Economic Development Center. 

For more information or questions contact SERVPRO OF WALNUT / HACIENDA HEIGHTS & ROWLAND HEIGHTS at (909) 598-8400 or (626) 964-7700.  

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