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What is Secondary Damage?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

What is Secondary Damage? How Does is affect you?

Secondary damage is additional damage that occurs because of the original loss.  A speedy response to the original damage, coupled with professional restoration practices, greatly limits, and may even eliminate, secondary damages from taking place.

Common Types of Secondary Damage

Additional secondary damages that may arise from this original water damage could include odor within the building, or worse yet, depending on the amount of time lapsed, serious structural damages, such as rotting of floors.

What does Secondary damage mean for you?

Secondary damages can have many implications: increased stress and worry, increased financial burden, more time needed for remediation and reconstruction work needed, and the list goes on.  Taking care of an issue before additional damages develop is always the best plan of action when it comes to cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Fullerton Placentia is here to help assist you with all your water damage needs.

What is Secondary Damage?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

What is Secondary Damage? How Does is affect you?

Secondary damage is additional damage that occurs because of the original loss.  A speedy response to the original damage, coupled with professional restoration practices, greatly limits, and may even eliminate, secondary damages from taking place.

Common Types of Secondary Damage

Additional secondary damages that may arise from this original water damage could include odor within the building, or worse yet, depending on the amount of time lapsed, serious structural damages, such as rotting of floors.

What does Secondary damage mean for you?

Secondary damages can have many implications: increased stress and worry, increased financial burden, more time needed for remediation and reconstruction work needed, and the list goes on.  Taking care of an issue before additional damages develop is always the best plan of action when it comes to cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Fullerton Placentia is here to help assist you with all your water damage needs.

Five Pieces of PPE used in Remediation

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

Five Pieces of PPE used in Remediation

For a homeowner with a remediation project ,it’s important to know what safety equipment to wear when in the proximity of the contaminated space during the remediation process. Fortunately, your local SERVPRO of Fullerton remediation professionals can show you the tools and equipment they expect to use. Here are five things you may see, from face masks to shoe covers.

  1. Gloves-When working in areas of mold damage, gloves should be worn at all times. This will help prevent skin contact with the mold spores. 
  2. Coveralls- These suits are worn over regular clothing and can be removed when leaving the contaminated area to prevent the spread of spores.
  3. Masks-Professionals will also often wear face masks when working with mold. This helps prevent breathing in spores, which can lead to some health issues.
  4. Goggles-Goggles are also commonly worn to help prevent mold spores, dust, and other debris from getting into the workers' eye.
  5. Shoe Covers-Shoe covers are also often utilized during mold remediation. Similar to coveralls, they are worn over the shoes while in the contaminated area and then removed when the worker leaves the area in order to prevent the spreading of spores.

What you need to know about Black Water

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

What you need to know about Black Water

If your home or business experiences a flood you have experienced black water. Flood water is considered black water, which means you will need to call in experienced remediation specialists who understand the best practices for restoration to handle the cleanup. This is because black water poses a serious threat.

What is Black Water?

During a flood, sewers and toilets can overflow, pipes can burst and flood waters can pick up any number of contaminants as they flow through an area. This contamination with feces, urine and other dangerous pollutants are what make flood water black.

Why is it Dangerous?

Contaminated flood water carries dangerous bacteria that can cause humans and animals to become sick. This includes the flood water saturating possessions after the bulk of the flooding has receded, which is why you should not attempt your own water damage cleanup. Always contact a professional. SERVPRO of Fullerton/ Placentia has expertly trained technicians who can safely handle all your water needs in the event of disaster.

Are your Fire Sprinklers Ready?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Are your Fire Sprinklers Ready? 

In the event that a fire occurs in your Fullerton business you want to make sure that your sprinklers are functioning properly to protect your building from extreme damage. Routinely checking the reliability of your system by following these three steps is the best way to prepare for an unexpected event.

  1. Conduct Regular Inspections- Sprinkler systems are made up of multiple parts and piping. Each part needs to be visually inspected at various intervals to make sure they are fit for use. Check with your local fire codes to know which inspections should be carried out monthly, quarterly, annually, and every five years. 
  2. Follow a testing protocol on schedule- Regularly testing fire sprinkler systems to confirm that they are working properly and reliably is essential in keeping your property safe.
  3. Work with Professionals-The inspections and testing described above are not do-it-yourself endeavors. They should be carried out by fire protection professionals who can monitor and track how your system performs and recommend any repairs or replacements needed. Generally, most fire suppression systems need to be fully replaced after 10 years.

When Water is in your Crawl Space

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Three steps to take when you find Water in your Crawl Space

Unfortunately crawl spaces are often overlooked until it is too late. Why? Home and business owners often have trouble locating or entering a crawl space as it is only a few feet high and tough to get in and out of.  These areas are usually located between the ground and the first floor.  

  1. Locate the source of the flooding- A wet crawl space can develop from many different things such as poor foundation of the building, malfunctioning gutters, ruptured water lines, and excessive subterranean water 
  2. Consult with Experts or Professionals- Ideally, you want to trust water damage experts that are experienced and trained. They should be able to look over your property and know exactly what to do to make it as good as new. SERVPRO of Fullerton can do just that!
  3. Waterproof your Crawl Space- This provides peace of mind and a little bit of insurance in case of natural disaster. There are many waterproofing techniques ranging from applying a sealant to your home’s foundation to installing a sump pump. 

Basics of Furnace Maintenance

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Basics of Furnace Maintenance 

 A poorly maintained furnace can cause a fire, and fire cleaning is more difficult and expensive than furnace maintenance. The following are the three main aspects of furnace maintenance.

  1. Inspect-A furnace is composed of many parts. One of the key components of routine maintenance is inspecting these parts to make sure they are in working order. Be sure to check the wiring, belts, burners, and vents.
  2. Clean-The heat exchanger, blower assembly, burners and filters all need to be cleaned, although some filters have to be replaced rather than cleaned.
  3. Repair-Maintaining your home’s furnace—keeping it clean and in working order—is the best way to prevent a furnace fire and avoid the headaches associated with smoke and fire cleaning. Many homeowners may be able to perform routine maintenance tasks themselves, but others will need the help of a qualified technician who can carry out the tasks safely and alert the homeowner to any serious problems.

How to Chose the right Fire Extinguisher for Your Needs

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fullerton's tips for choosing the right fire extinguisher for YOU and your family

A fire extinguisher is your first line of defense in the event of a fire in your home. It can help prevent extensive damage and keep you safe. Despite being a common tool, many people have not been properly educated on how to maintain and care for their extinguishers. 

Different classes of Fire Extinguishers

Class A: For use with fires relating to things like plastic, cloth, wood, rubber and paper.

Class B: Used on fires started by flammable liquids, such as oil, grease, and gasoline.

Class C: Suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that are plugged in.

Class D: For use on flammable metals.

Class K: For use on fires involving vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens but are becoming more popular in everyday homes.

Electrical Fire prevention in your Fullerton Home

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Tips on how to protect your property from Electrical Fire Damage

Electrical fires can start small and often are present far before you are aware of them. Since these fires typically begin within the sockets and travel through walls, it can be difficult to address them in time. Due to the unique nature of these fires, special measures must be taken. The best practice is of course education and prevention. What if it's too late ? What steps should you take? 

  1. Asses the situation and evacuate if necessary
  2. Shut down the power source to deter further damage 
  3. Spray the fire with a Class C chemical extinguisher. Baking soda may help if a extinguisher is not available. 
  4. Do not restore power until a professional electrician comes to inspect the wiring. 

The next step: Fire Restoration

SERVPRO of Fullerton/Placentia is a licensed fire damage restoration company that is professionally trained to repair any damages as well as clean up any damage from smoke or soot. Our staff is specially trained to deal with the effects of electrical fire.

SERVPRO Handles Storm Flooding

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage can come to your home when you least expect it. Thanks to SERVPRO of E. Fullerton Placentia's unique weather patterns, many homes in our area are ultimately put at even higher risk of storm damages.

As soon as you call us to report flood damage to your local, we act fast to bring technicians to your property as quickly as possible so that they can immediately implement damage-mitigating measures. By stopping any continuing sources of water, and then pumping out any existing standing water, we can then set up drying equipment. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, simply stated-- we prevent as much additional damage as possible from happening in your home.

The most important steps in keeping your home safe and secure in inclement weather involve maintaining structural integrity and eliminating leaks, but even the most prepared homes can still be subject to the effects of nature. When the worst situations arise, SERVPRO of E. Fullerton Placentia is here to help.
In the following hours and days, we prioritize damage mitigation efforts over other work so that we keep costs low and have fewer restorations to do later.

SERVPRO of E. Fullerton Placentia is a fully-equipped damage mitigation service that can help lessen the impact of flood damage to your home.