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SERVPRO of EL Centro Performs Trauma Scene Remediation.

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

Man in TYVEK SERVPRO is equipped to perform bio-hazard clean-up.

For Trauma Scene Cleanup, Reach Out to SERVPRO of El Centro for Prompt and Compassionate Assistance.

No one expects or can predict the need to clean up a trauma scene in El Centro. Many trauma scenarios can happen and result in the need for professional help to respond to the cleanup of the situation's aftermath.  Not just any cleaning company can provide you with the required level of services. It requires a company experienced in trauma scene recovery. 

What Are the Specific Circumstances Considered to be Trauma Scene Cleanup?

  • General crime scenes

Includes the removal of evidence gathering residues such as teargas, pepper spray, chemicals to highlight organic wastes and splatter, and fingerprint powder, among others)

  • Suicide, homicide, and unattended death 

Includes bodily fluids and tissue removal on surfaces and spaces where those substances migrated (cracks, crevices, subfloors, building cavities). It can require the use of agents to illuminate the migration of infectious and otherwise dangerous substances.

  • Infectious disease, viral, and microbial contamination

Includes specialized cleaning treatments using EPA-registered products to remove microbial from the indoor environment thoroughly.

  • Illegal Drug Distribution or Manufacturer 

Includes containing and clean-up of the space and residues with exceptional care because the remnants and residues of drugs can be deadly when inhaled or contaminate a person's skin.

Should I Perform the Cleaning Myself?

Consumer cleaning products are inadequate for safely and thoroughly removing the types of residues found at trauma scenes. A person can unwittingly put themself and their family in harm's way by not knowing the risks and the correct protocols. Because of the many potential dangers, our employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against infection, ingestion, absorption (through skin contact), or inhalation of the biohazards encountered. Our professional trauma scene cleanup technicians are trained and have earned certifications in this discipline. This is not a job for the amateur.  

Who Pays for the Cleanup?

Insurance policies often cover the cleanup costs. Public agencies may take on the cost or recommend funding sources in other situations.

Trauma Scene Cleanup Technicians Understand the Emotional Difficulties 

As part of their training, our technicians learn about the emotional toll that crimes and trauma scenes take on you, your loved ones, and your business associates. Expect our crew to treat you and the others with respect, empathy, and compassion during every project.

The specially trained and certified trauma cleanup team at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready 24/7 to deliver professional services promptly and compassionately. Call us at (760) 337-5858 

Even a Small Water Leak can Become a Large Problem

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

Homeownership has its rewards, but when bursting pipes leave your home flooded.

No one expects to see water gushing from a broken pipe into a previously dry room.  How do you stay safe and sane after a pipe breaks?

The best thing to do when a broken pipe causes water damage in El Centro, CA is to call a professional. Remember, a flooded room can cause the following:

  • Water damage to walls, furniture, and belongings
  • Damage to insulation, which must then be replaced
  • Growth of mold and bacteria hazardous to your health

Standing water can also attract insects, so it is important to address the broken pipe and flooding as soon as possible. The following tips will help you stay protected throughout the process while providing you with peace of mind.

Stay Calm and Turn Off the Water

It can be easy to panic, but try to stay calm and remember that the first step when you have bursting pipes must be to stop the flooding. You’ll need to find the stop valve on the water main to turn off the water. You can usually find this where the main water service line connects to your house. You should ensure everyone in your family knows where the individual shutoff valves are located for sinks, toilets, and all indoor water features to quickly reduce or stop continued flooding in an emergency. Then call SERVPRO for cleanup help.

Trust the Professionals to Dry the Area

Even if the water damage from bursting pipes initially seems minor, you should contact a professional water restoration company when you have water damage in El Centro, CA. There may be hidden damage inside walls and under floors. Professionals will ensure the area is dry and free from mold and bacteria, keeping you and your family safe.

Visit SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City for more information about water restoration, or better yet, call us at 760-337-5858.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Tips

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

stove on fire Office kitchens can be a source for fire damage.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Tips 


Damage caused by fire presents a difficult challenge to many commercial income property owners and business owners. Fires can be catastrophic and cause a great deal of property loss. Soot and smoke damage can destroy your business and interrupt or stop operations until odor removal and restoration are complete. Commercial fire damage can stop revenue and may even lead to the closure of your business operations.

Evaluate the Property Damage

The extent of property damage helps to determine the costs associated with commercial fire damage at your business. Work closely with your insurance company when a fire happens.


Fire Cleanup

Fire cleanup after commercial fire damage should commence immediately to minimize fire, soot damage, and smoke damage and speed up the business's reopening. Involving the insurance company from the start of fire cleanup ensures insurance company covers all costs included in your policy. Take plenty of photos of the damage.

SERVPRO of El Centro is here to help victims of fire damage manage and clean up the damage and return their property to its preloss condition.

El Calor No Es Suficiente Para Remover Las Aguas Estancadas

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tiene La Habilidad para Eliminar de Manera Adecuada y Efectiva el Agua Estancada de su Hogar en El Centro

Cuando piensa que su hogar está en peligro de un evento de agua, puede imaginar la devastación de las inundaciones repentinas, donde los escombros y el lodo se abren paso a través de su hogar. Por abrumadora y real que pueda ser esta amenaza, en realidad, puede enfrentar daños por agua de una fuente más pequeña que igual lo deja con la necesidad de un equipo professional para resolverlo. Incluso una pequeña fuga puede causar un daño tremendo si el agua se deja desatendida durante un período de tiempo significativo.

Si necesita servicios de eliminación de agua para su hogar en El Centro, puede contar con SERVPRO para guiarlo a través del proceso de restauración y dejar su hogar en perfecto estado. Muchos propietarios no se dan cuenta de que el agua puede causar estragos en los elementos estructurales de su hogar, incluso cuando no el agua no sea de gran caudal. El aumento de humedad puede filtrarse en los materiales de construcción, incluidos los pisos y las paredes, y comprometer la integridad estructural de su casa. Esto es particularmente cierto para los pisos de madera y otros materiales orgánicos y porosos que absorben la humedad y terminan por deformarse o deformarse bajo estas condiciones. Si este es el caso en su hogar, nuestros técnicos saben cómo abordar el problema para minimizar el daño. Estamos orgullosos de contar con las certificaciones del Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), lo que implica un marco teórico para dar forma a nuestro plan de acción y lograr resultados óptimos.

El exceso de humedad no es tan simple como parece. El propietario común tiende a intentar secar el área con calentadores y ventiladores, pero eso puede no ser suficiente. Por el contrario, la eliminación excesiva de agua puede causar otros problemas en su hogar. Mientras que la evaporación es clave para el proceso, no puede lograrse de manera agresiva. En cambio, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO adopta un enfoque gradual utilizando técnicas avanzadas para configurar los equipos que fomentan el secado en un área específica a la vez que protegen el resto de su hogar. Mediante el uso de tecnología de punta de nuestra industria, controlamos los niveles de humedad hasta que alcanzan la lectura óptima para su hogar. Nuestro enfoque metódico nos prepara para el éxito y nos permite preservar sus pisos y paredes tanto como sea posible.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City es sinónimo de ayuda professional cuando más la necesita. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos aplicar nuestro conocimiento y experiencia para su beneficio. Juntos, podemos trabajar para dejar su hogar "Como que nada hubiera pasado."

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SERVPRO of El Centro offers Biohazard Cleaning

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

warning tape barrier You can call on SERVPRO of El Centro to help with Bio Hazard.

Depend on SERVPRO for Certified Technicians Remediate Commercial Biohazard Contamination in the El Centro Area

A range of different events can cause biohazard contamination in your commercial building. Trauma and crime scenes, long-term dangerous building materials, and events such as sewage spills or fire damage.

Who Is Responsible for Crime Scene Cleanup?

If a commercial building is the site of a crime, injury, or death, once the first responders leave, the cleanup is usually the responsibility of the property owners. This realization can be shocking and worrisome as budgeting for this type of service is not in the typical business plan. Make sure to inform your insurance company, as claims for abatement after trauma or crime are often covered. We are familiar with the documentation needed and always offer to help act as a liaison with your carrier.

What Kinds of Biohazards Can SERVPRO Mitigate and Remediate?

If a traumatic injury or even death is the underlying event, we clean a disinfect the location for the following contaminants:

  • Blood
  • Tissue
  • Other bodily fluids
  • Drug residues

When police or other safety officers responded to a crime in progress and perform a post-crime investigation, the hazardous materials present can also include but are not limited to:

  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Evidence gathering residues
  • Chemicals from illegal substance manufacture

During construction, water or fire damage remediation, and stand-alone inspections, hazardous materials and microbial growth can halt progress because of the presence of:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead, usually as paint
  • Molds
  • Mildew
  • Chemicals discovered or spilled

Can My Housekeeping Staff or Contracted Cleaning Company Handle the Cleanup?

Regardless of the source of biohazardous waste in your commercial space, local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and rules apply during the abatement. The hazardous substances can be injurious to health via skin contact or inhalation. SERVPRO's biohazard technicians earn and are current with all certifications required before we send them to your property. It is unlikely that your day-to-day cleaning staff has the specialized training, equipment, or certification necessary to remediate the scene lawfully.

How Are My Customers and Employees Protected During Biohazard Remediation?

We contain the affected area, sometimes with a series of "clean" to "contaminated" rooms for technician and occupant safety and offloading debris without spreading contaminants. We wrap the workspace with 1.6 mil polyethylene to prevent the dispersal of any airborne hazards during the remediation. Negative pressure air scrubbing technology confines even microscopic particles during the project, forcing them through HEPA filtration for particle capture. Our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their health. We use containment, such as plastic barriers, to prevent the spread of contamination.

Are Permits and Specific Hazardous Waste Site Disposal Required?

Every locale follows protocols to ensure the safety and health of occupants of contaminated buildings, the general public, and biohazard remediation crews. Expecting business owners to become hazardous waste remediation and disposal specialists is unrealistic. Our mission when developing a biohazard cleanup plan for your commercial space includes our commitment to obtaining all needed permits and following appropriate procedures from containment through discarding hazardous substances and materials. You can have confidence that a nightmare of bureaucratic requirements does not follow your stress of needing biohazard cleanup. We are experts and walk you step by step through the process.

Speaking of Stress--Will Biohazard Remediation Cause My Workforce to Relive the Trauma?

We prioritize sensitivity training for our biohazard cleanup crews. The aftermath of a tragedy or the fear inspired by potential exposure to injurious substances or chemicals is incredibly distressing and disturbing. Although we indeed refer you to other professionals for questions about a biohazard scenario's mental or physical health effects, our entire team treats your crisis and the individuals affected with respect and compassion throughout the project.

Are Repair and Rebuilding Services Available?

A long list of structural damage issues can follow the completion of remediation. We hold a California general contractor license and can transition from remediation to helping repair  and build back, including:

  • Wall, ceiling, and floor removal, repair, and replacement
  • Door and window replacement and rehanging 
  • Carpet and pad cleaning, removal, and installation
  • Repairing and resurfacing
  • Furniture repair and cleaning

Crafting a response to a biohazard cleanup emergency is uncharted territory for most business owners. SERVPRO of El Centro and Salton City stands ready to help with certified technicians and the specialized equipment needed. Call (760) 337-5858 day or night to review your options at this difficult time.

Contractor Licenses:

CSLB: 978462

Asbestos is found in many El Centro Buildings.

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO VEHICLE SERVPRO of El Centro will make a free inspection of your property.

Discovering Asbestos During Renovation of Your El Centro Office

At one time, Asbestos was so prevalent in our commercial buildings because Asbestos was used in certain floorings, plaster, insulation, roofing felt, and other materials. It took decades for California and other states to recognize the potential health effects caused by the heavy use of Asbestos in construction. It remains a substantial concern for homeowners and business owners even today, especially in public buildings. During renovations and repair work of buildings, the possibility of encountering asbestos-laden materials increases significantly and becomes an issue during demolition. During demolition Asbestos dust can pollute the indoor environment if preventative measures are not taken to protect the air quality.

SERVPRO of El Centro can help you with property renovation. We are certified in the containment and removal of asbestos (called abatement) for El Centro structures. We become certified through the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and our experience and work is tested and accredited by the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA.) Here is a consumer tip: It is important to note that all contractors must produce a current license number and Cal/OSHA registration number to legally advertise or perform asbestos abatement and removal tasks for any property in California.
 
The reason that asbestos removal is regulated is that airborne fibers may present a potential health risk.  Once asbestos fibers are disturbed, the fibers can circulate throughout the interior environment and become a substantial challenge to clean up and remove. Our SERVPRO of El Centro professionals uses sophisticated HEPA air cleaning equipment, containment measures, and personal protective equipment to perform abatement correctly. The regulations that control asbestos abatement companies also specify how and where to safely discard asbestos-laden debris/material that has been removed from the building. 


Most property owners understand the severity of the situation when addressing asbestos concerns. If you are unsure if you have asbestos in your building, please call SERVPRO.

We can perform a test and help you scope out a plan for its removal. Please call our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team of professionals today at (760) 337-5858.

Storm damage happens

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

flood water in an office When a flood happens, there is also a risk of bacteria and other conditions that must be addressed

The Many Ways Flooding Can Affect our Properties

You cannot always account for the effects of a disaster on your home and how widespread the damages can be. With substantial water loss incidents such as groundwater flooding, your home is at the mercy of high volumes of water and everything the water brings with it. Rushing flood waters bring debris such as mud, rocks, sand, uprooted trees and plants, garbage, and the contents of other buildings or homes in the local area.  

Often overlooked during a flood is the fact that sewage systems can mix with flood waters. Our SERVPRO team is away from the challenges that a flood brings to our communities. We can help you not only remove the water and debris, but we can also provide cleanup and, when needed, controlled demolition (removal) of the damaged and contaminated building materials.


Our extraction efforts are often the most visible part of helping to mitigate the loss to your building property. However, removing this water is only the beginning of returning your home to preloss condition. One of the concerns that our technicians focus on during cleanup is the contaminated debris associated with the flood waters. We spoke about this earlier in this blog. Let’s expand upon the information by mentioning other toxic substances beyond sewage. Flood waters may also contain pesticides and decomposing materials such as animal carcasses. Our training in biohazard cleanup can ensure that these situations are accurately diagnosed and resolved immediately to mitigate potential health threats to your family.

We also can provide expert reconstruction services to restore your home or commercial property fully.


Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City emergency response storm cleanup experts can arrive quickly and help you get things back to how they once were. Call us today at (760) 337-5858 to show you how our team can make flood damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

THE EPA has Produced a Helpful Mold Guidebook

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

EPA Booklet about mold The EPA booklet about mold is an excellent guide to understanding mold.

Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

The EPA has published a helpful mold guide for homeowners to understand why mold might grow in their homes and how to remove it. The booklet, Mold, Moisture, and Your Home is available as a PDF download from the EPA.

In this article, we have quoted several critical areas of information from the EPA mold guide to provide you with a quick review of the information. However, we recommend that you download and read the entire booklet!

  • Molds are usually not a problem indoors unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.”
  • The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If mold grows in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem.”
  • Who should do the cleanup depends on several factors… one consideration is the size of the mold problem? If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft. by 3 ft. patch), in most cases, you can handle the job yourself, following the guidelines below.”

The EPA booklet warns homeowners against self-do-it-cleaning if the mold source was contaminated with sewage if they suspect the HVAC system is contaminated, and if there is a quantity of mold of more than 10 square feet. The booklet then provides two pages of instructions about how to safely and adequately clean moldy surfaces. The instruction discusses how to safely use bleach (if, and when it may be needed).

  • Avoid breathing in mold or mold spores. To limit your exposure to airborne mold, you may want to wear an N-95 respirator, available at many hardware stores and from companies that advertise on the Internet.
  • Wear gloves. Long gloves that extend to the middle of the forearm are recommended. When working with water and a mild detergent, ordinary household rubber gloves may be used. If you use a disinfectant, a biocide such as chlorine bleach, or a robust cleaning solution, you should select gloves made from natural rubber, neoprene, nitrile, polyurethane, or PVC.
  • Wear goggles. Goggles that do not have ventilation holes are recommended. Avoid getting mold or mold spores in your eyes.
  • Cleanup and Biocides. Biocides are substances that can destroy living organisms. Using a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup. There may be instances, however, when professional judgment may indicate its use.

The EPA booklet asks an important question, how do I get rid of mold? Here is their answer:

  • "It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If mold grows in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back."

We can’t say it enough about, Mold, Moisture, and Your Home. It is an outstanding resource. We strongly encourage you to get a personal copy.

Please, understand SERVPRO of El Centro is an expert in resolving moisture and mold issues in homes and public buildings.  

Business Owners, Be Prepared for Water Damage!

11/6/2022 (Permalink)

Roof tarp to prevent water damage Roof tarps are just one service to help our commercial clients.

Thought About Disaster Preparation for Business or Commercial Buildings in El Centro and Salton City?

Statistics prove that companies that are prepared and ready for a disaster by knowing what to do and how to fix the problems stand a better chance of staying in business. More than 50% of companies that are not prepared go out of business.

SERVPRO provides a FREE EMERGENCY READY PLAN (ERP). It's a comprehensive preparedness program,  an APP that when completed, contains customized information, suggestions, and resources to help your company recover from any disaster. You always control the APP and there are no obligations or contracts to commit to.

The best way to recover from a disaster to your commercial property or business is to be prepared in advance. At SERVPRO of El Centro, we are here to help. We invite you to seek the best service provider in the area. At SERVPRO of El Centro, we stand by our reputation and would be pleased to help you in your time of need. Please call and ask about the free ERP... 760-337-5858.

Introducing the SERVPRO Storm Team

11/6/2022 (Permalink)

ugly green van Have you seen the bright green SERVPRO vans in El Centro?

Natural Disasters are Intensifying, Be Prepared.

In the early 2000's SERVPRO Industries, a nationwide water and fire cleanup franchise system saw an increasing number of natural disasters worldwide.

SERVPRO responded by forming a storm response team comprised of experienced franchisees who could travel to storm-damaged areas to provide cleanup services.

Back then SERVPR had 1,500+ franchisees. Only the best of the best were invited to participate in storm response. Standards were established concerning cleanup procedures, equipment use, and standard pricing. 

Total, SERVPRO of El Centro is pleased to say we are certified and approved as a Storm Team Responder.

What does this mean for you? 

It means that our company is one of the best of the best and you can expect good service whenever you call us. It also means that if a natural disaster were to happen in our region of the country, the SERVPRO storm team would be here. SERVPRO of El Centro would be the host franchise and the community would receive help from as many other Storm Team Members as needed to get the storm damage cleaned up.

If we ever suffer from a natural disaster and you see dozens of green trucks in the area, it's the SERVPRO STORM TEAM hard at work to make it "Like it never even happened."

Can Bleach be used for Mold Cleanup?

11/6/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on a wall Bleach must be used with caution during mold remediation.

Mold Remediation is More than Using Bleach

The US EPA has a great deal to say about mold removal on its website: www.epa.gov/mold 

On their website, it is evident that the cause of indoor mold growth is always excessive moisture.  If a person wipes the mold away and uses bleach for "good measure", the mold will return after the bleach has dissipated unless the cause of the mold growth has been solved. 

Before you attempt self-do-it mold remediation please read the EPA Mold information.

The Mold section of the EPA website provides information concerning proper cleaning techniques. It advises a person should wear an N95 respirator and wear waterproof gloves. When a person uses a biocide in the cleaning process to keep the room ventilated. Fumes from chemicals such as bleach can be toxic.

At SERVPRO, we are professionals in finding the cause of mold growth and in performing safe remediation. For your safety and well-being please call us concerning mold removal issues. We are always pleased to help.  760-337-5858

El Centro is in Earthquake Country.

11/6/2022 (Permalink)

Earthquake fault sign SERVPRO is ready to help if the" big one" hits.

El Centro Residents Know About the San Andreas Fault, but Few Have Driven Through it.

One need only think of the El Centro earthquake of 1940 to understand how intertwined the city’s history and development are with the San Andreas fault. Many Californians and visitors to the state are constantly alert regarding seismic activity natural to the area. An excellent way to learn more about the spot takes place not too far. Leaving Palm Desert, you can explore the geologic features of the San Andreas fault. At the same time, a guide explains the vegetation and animal life in the formation and the influence of the Native American Cahuilla tribe. Make sure to consult online availability to book a tour, and keep in mind the following-

  • The tour is done in an open-air Jeep, leaving from Palm Desert.
  • As explained by the naturalist guide traveling with you, you can walk around some areas.
  • A minimum of 2 guests is necessary to book the tour, which is not wheelchair accessible.

Just as we expect, the San Andreas acts up occasionally. Thus, we should assume flash flooding will happen in our region. SERVPRO technicians are ready to help when flash flooding removal services are necessary following a natural event. When a disaster occurs, it is time to leave it up to the experts, and SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is the best water restoration company in the region. Contact us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home or business “Like it never even happened.”

Ground Water Flooding is Usually Contaminated.

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ugly green colored restoration equipment Caution: Groundwater flooding is usually full of contaminates.

Flood Damage in El Centro Can Contain Contaminated Water

During the time of year when storms blow into the El Centro region, excessive amounts of rainfall can cause flooding in your neighborhood.  When there is groundwater flooding there is a good chance it is contaminated. The Health and Restoration industries classify this type of water as Category Three and are also called Black Water. That means it is treated the same as sewage backups.

- Floodwater will mix with sewage systems

- Floodwater contains bacteria from dead animals

- Floodwater can contain chemicals, fertilizers, etc.

Whenever the source of your flood damage situation in El Centro is "black water" which means it contains gross levels of bacteria, our SERVPRO technicians follow a standard set of procedures to mitigate issues so that the contamination does not spread across your building. The first step we take is to protect the building occupants from the contaminated water by evacuating you and your family and equipping our workers with personal protection equipment. Next, we establish containment controls with plastic barriers. We also use  HEPA air scrubber equipment so that contaminants cannot spread throughout your structure.

After the work site is safe and the affected areas are properly contained, our SERVPRO crew can begin removing and disposing of unsalvageable building materials and contents. Please note: during category three flooding, most structural porous materials that got saturated with contaminated moisture must be removed and replaced. In some situations, we can save affected contents that have non-porous surfaces by performing specialized cleaning and decontamination.

If you need contaminated groundwater removed from your home or commercial structure it is wise to call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 immediately.

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Getting Bussiness back to Work After a Property Damage Event

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thermal image camera SERVPRO of El Centro has the tools and skills to solve property damage at business locations.

Helping Businesses Stay Strong After Water Damage to an El Centro Restaurant

Through years of helping local service sector businesses with water removal projects and other time-sensitive damage restoration procedures, we at SERVPRO know all too well that we have to work fast to get your doors open faster and avoid as much revenue loss as possible. All of our commercial procedures focus on timeliness to get you back to normal operations faster. Still, we also take care to do our work thoroughly and leave your place looking "Like it never even happened."

Getting Doors Open Faster

Depending on how extensive the need for water removal for your restaurant in El Centro is, you may very likely need to close doors for the entire duration of our drying and restoration procedures. Because every day of work means lost revenue for you, we prioritize sending our best crews and resources to local businesses with time-sensitive issues like flooding or widespread water damage. If the building contains any standing water, we use our powerful truck-mounted extraction pumps to remove this water as quickly as possible. Once this process finishes, we set up a careful arrangement of air movers and dehumidifiers that can take moisture out of the floors and other materials and collect it into disposable containers. Through these specially-designed tools and procedures, we can complete most water removal projects within one week.

Thorough Work Is Essential

Making sure we remove all water possible from your establishment is just as important to us as getting the job done quickly. Customers tend to notice even minute signs of damage, such as a warped patch of carpeting or a discolored stain on baseboards. Sometimes, we even have to come in and help out a business that received water removal service from someone else or allowed the drying to happen over time but still shows signs of damage that can drive away customers. We apply a rigorous evaluation process to ensure that no spot of water damage remains untouched and specialize in restorative procedures that return the building interior to the exact state it was in before the disaster.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is an expert provider of property damage mitigation and restoration services for businesses in the area. Call us immediately after a disaster at (760) 337-5858.

SERVPRO is Proud of Our Community

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Ugly green colored vehicle SERVPRO is proud to play an important part of our community.

Natural Wonders and Authentic Cuisine around El Centro Provide a Great Setting for an Adventure 

Perhaps one of the lesser-known facts about El Centro is that it is the largest city in the United States to lie entirely below sea level. Located a little over 100 miles from San Diego and closer to Mexicali in Mexico, it is located in California's southeastern quadrant. The city was founded right as we welcomed the 20th century when in 1906 W.F. Holt and C.A. Baker purchased the land for $40 per acre and then added an extravagant $100,000 to improve it. Border crossings make this town one of a peculiar character and cultural experience. 

Even though El Centro wasn’t founded until 1906, the area was first visited by Melchor Diaz, a Spanish explorer who ventured into Imperial Valley circa 1540. For some time after the Mexican-American War, the southern part of El Centro was under Mexican domain, while its northern half belonged to the United States. Imperial County was originally part of San Diego County, and it wasn’t until irrigation became possible thanks to a diversion of the Colorado River that farmers settled the area. Before the town was organized correctly, a train station named Cabarker was built in honor of C.A. Barker. Its first post office became operational in 1905. 

Soon after it was established, population growth escalated, partially because El Centro became the county seat, beating the City of Imperial. Some historians claim that the original cities in Imperial Valley had a competitive relationship, which is why El Centro’s win over the City of Imperial for the county seat was significant. Agricultural in nature, irrigation had a close relationship with its growth, as did the ease with which traders could move their goods by train or highways.

Exploring El Centro and its Adjacent Areas 

Natural and manmade attractions exist in El Centro. The most salient are described below. 

  • Naval Air Facility El Centro- approximately six miles away from El Centro, this military facility serves as a home to training units and as the winter home for the famous Blue Angels. Founded in 1946, the base has boasted various names throughout its decades-long history, as it trained specialized troops. Today, it continues its legacy by allowing troops to practice their maneuvers and air-based combat.
  • The Blue Angels make their home in El Centro. In 2020, the world-renowned fleet flew over much of the United States, recognizing healthcare workers' efforts everywhere in response to the pandemic. This flight demonstration squadron dates to 1946 and still employs many of the maneuvers it performed at its inception. The Blue Angels carry their civic mission by visiting many schools and community events throughout the year. They seek to inspire a culture of excellence and service through their flight demonstrations. 
  • The Algodones Dunes- although the Spanish word “Algodon” references cotton, there is no apparent reason for the area’s name. This famous sand dune is close to Arizona and Baja California, and aside from the All-American Canal, it remains in its natural condition. The dunes present a challenge for many, including those who drive out to them for recreation and off-road driving. Advocacy groups have alternatively argued against restricting access to the area or against encouraging its opening. Today, the largest sand dunes are open to off-road vehicles, and camping is widespread, particularly in the winter months. Tourism to the area makes an impact on El Centro businesses, and many cater to this constituency. 
  • Colorado River- Although not in El Centro, it is a mere 50 miles and one of the most impressive rivers in the southwest. Starting in Colorado and flowing through the Grand Canyon, it makes its way to Mexico through the Arizona-Nevada border. Its' canyons, national parks, and rapids are attractive to almost everyone. The Colorado River is also an essential water source for many areas adjacent to it. It allows us to generate hydroelectric power and flows through aqueducts, reservoirs, and dams. It offers a breathtaking view of many sites, and it serves as a visual reminder of the beauty of Mother Nature. Lovers of outdoor activities are probably the best suited to visit El Centro and thoroughly enjoy what it has to offer. Hiking, camping, and backpacking are daily occurrences virtually year-round, and the presence of fossils and carvings make for a fascinating exploration. A short drive into the  desert takes you into Native American territory, where the richness of their history becomes evident. Bird-watchers also get an opportunity to visit numerous water bodies and spot species living in the area. You may even venture into the water and jet-ski or kayak in a lake or lagoon. Once your encounter with nature is fulfilled, you can venture into El Centro’s main strip, Imperial Avenue, and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine.   

Natural Events in El Centro

El Centro residents are not strangers to natural events such as earthquakes and storms. When they find themselves in need of water restoration services, they can call our team of experts at SERVPRO. We understand the challenges associated with having floodwater come into your home and the importance of taking quick action to prevent the damage from progressing. Thankfully, we have access to the latest equipment and technology to develop a multi-pronged approach to restoring your home or business when disaster strikes. 

Like you, we understand that life is disrupted when water leaks from a window, a water heater, or a rise in water levels. We intend to mitigate your loss and do our job in a way that prevents further consequences, such as mold or structural deficiencies. To achieve such a goal, we rely on our certified experts and the coordination with other pertinent professionals and contractors who can help return your home to mint condition. 

Why hire SERVPRO of El Centro?... because we are part of the community... 

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is your ally when disaster strikes, regardless of how big it is. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and trust in our expertise.

Let us guide you and work diligently until your home is left “Like it never even happened.”

How to Hire A Good Company

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Tips about How to Hire a Service Contractor

Good service providers are concerned with customer satisfaction. They want to turn customers into repeat business clients. Shady companies are about making as much money as possible from each job and customer.

Solid companies are in business for the long haul. They care about our community and its reputation. In a town like El Centro, a bad reputation spreads quickly.  

Many companies are honest and mean well, but they fail to deliver on quality or have other serious shortcomings that impact their customers. The typical weaknesses are:

  • Not putting estimates in writing
  • Late arrival
  • Poor communication during the job
  • Working messy
  • Missing deadlines

Of these five problems, the lack of clear communication is the basis for 80% of customer complaints concerning contractors. The remedy seems simple, keep all parties informed using text memos and photographs, face-to-face conversations followed by a written summary of the discussions. However, communication failures seem part of the human condition and quickly become the most significant obstacle in developing a stable professional relationship.

It would be best if you had confidence in the vendor you intend to hire. Be sure to ask potential service providers how they update and inform you about your project from start to finish. Observe how well the prospective contractor communicates with you during their sales process because this is often a strong indicator of how you will be treated after becoming their client.

SERVPRO of El Centro knows the five most common shortcomings that can be relationship killers. While we are not 100% perfect, we do our best to provide top-level service by providing written estimates, arriving on time, communicating well, maintaining a clean and safe job site, and meeting our promised deadlines.  

When a mistake happens, we will own up to it and do our utmost to correct it because we want satisfied customers. We aim to make you happy and build a solid reputation in El Centro and the Imperial Valley.  To reach our SERVPRO of El Centro office for more information or service, please call 760-337-5858.

Almost Every Home will Experience a Water Damage Event

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Servpro green colored equipment Insurance statistics indicate almost every home will experience a property damage event over a thirty-year period.

SERVPRO Assists in Water Mitigation

A water leak in your kitchen or bathroom plumbing is an emergency. SERVPRO-trained agents can help mitigate further damages. The first step is to scope the damage before creating an action plan.

Water Mitigation in Salton City or any other town in the area is something most homeowners will face during their homeownership. SERVPRO technicians are available to take the emergency damage report anytime, 24/7. Then they jump into action by scoping the damage. While scoping, they have to be mindful of any present dangers to ensure safety for both the workers and residents. 

Here are some necessary scoping procedures for water emergencies:

  • Identify water quality; clean, gray, or black. 
  • Technicians explain what they are doing while they do it and have homeowners sign the appropriate documentation.
  • Document details such as types of materials needed.
  • Test walls, cabinets, crawl spaces, carpets, subfloor, and other surface areas for hidden moisture. 
  • Photograph the damage for planning and insurance purposes.

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

A Poca Distancia en Automóvil de El Centro, Explore la Belleza de Dos Desiertos que se Unen

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A Poca Distancia en Automóvil de El Centro, Explore la Belleza de Dos Desiertos que se Unen

Si vive en El Centro, tiene el privilegio de estar rodeado por algunas de las vistas naturales más únicas del suroeste. Joshua Tree National Park está apenas a un par de horas de distancia, y lo invita a explorar el encuentro de los desiertos de Mojave y Colorado. Para celebrar el Día de la Tierra, tómese unos días para explorar los hermosos cielos nocturnos y las formaciones geológicas únicas que solo viven en el sur de California. Mientras planifica su visita, asegúrese de considerar lo siguiente:

  • No tendrá servicio celular en todo el parque. Recuerde esto al explorar lejos de su campamento.
  • El clima del desierto cambia rápidamente y puede pasar de días sofocantes a noches muy frescas. Es mejor consultar la página web del parque antes de partir para estar al tanto de las condiciones meteorológicas actualizadas.
  • El protector solar, los sombreros, los lentes de sol y la ropa especializada ayudan a protegerse del sol.

Una visita a Joshua Tree, nos recuerda lo importante que es proteger nuestro medio ambiente. De la misma manera, también es esencial proteger a su familia después de un incendio en su hogar.  En SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City, nos esforzamos por restaurar su hogar con soluciones aprobadas por la EPA y de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de la industria. Cuando nos llame al (760) 337-5858, sabrá que nuestro equipo de expertos no descansará hasta que su hogar se vea como si nada hubiera sucedido.

Aumente su Creatividad Desde su Hogar en El Centro.

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Camión verde de SERVPRO fuera de un edificio. Tómate un tiempo para relajarte y dejar salir al artista que llevas dentro mientras los técnicos de SERVPRO se encargan de restaurar tu hogar.

Unwind & Design Invita a los Residentes de El Centro a Despertar Su Vena Artística y Crear su Obra Maestra

Mantener distancia social con sus amigos y vecinos en El Centro puede ser un desafío, especialmente porque la crisis de salud continúa restringiendo las reuniones sociales. Con las fiestas a la vuelta de la esquina, la ausencia de nuestros seres queridos se siente fuertemente, pero Unwind & Design ofrece una excelente alternativa para su grupo. Durante noviembre y diciembre, puede registrarse individualmente o en grupo para disfrutar de un taller guiado de pintura donde el resultado será su obra maestra. El mejor aspecto del taller es que al usar zoom, su grupo puede estar juntos y distanciados a la vez. Esto es lo que necesita saber para reservar su clase:

  • Unwind & Design es un lugar para soñar y dejar fluir su creatividad.
  • Se requieren reservaciones y se pueden hacer a través de su sitio web
  • Su aporte apoya a los artistas locales y el espacio donde se conectan

SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City apoya a otras empresas en el área, ya sean víctimas de inundaciones repentinas o necesiten servicios de restauración.

Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 siempre que nos necesite y permítanos dejar su casa como si nada hubiera sucedido.

Does Soot damage Upholstery Fabric?

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electrical fire Electrical appliances can catch fire and deposit plastic particles into the air which will contaminate fabrics.

SERVPRO Can Help Perform Upholstery Cleaning Following a Fire

Fire can affect upholstery items in different ways, including depositing smoke residues on their surface, staining, and causing fibers to stink. Cleaning upholstery items can be challenging because of the assortment of fabrics used in furniture construction. SERVPRO performs test cleaning of the fabrics to determine:

1- the proper cleaning action for the fabric.

2- Potential results

Upholstery cleaning is technical.

Cleaning upholstery items is not easy,

  • Fabric shrinkage
  • Bleeding dyes
  • Browning and discoloration 
  • Wear and damage caused by an over-aggressive cleaning action

What methods does SERVPRO use to address these challenges?

Our team of IICRC-trained technicians uses unique processes to clean soot-damaged fabrics such as dry cleaning, wet cleaning, shampoo foam cleaning, and others. We also use a specialized upholstery-cleaning machine, which allows for uniform cleaning action and better control of the amounts of cleaning solution we apply. The machine also controls the temperature at which we apply the cleaning solution. This approach helps prevent problems like fabric shrinkage.

Some parts of the upholstery, such as buttons or welting, are challenging to clean since the upholstery machine loses suction power when used over such areas. Our technicians use hand cleaning over such areas for better results.

Knowing and using the right techniques can help save your valued upholstery items.

Call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 to help remove soot soling and make it, "Like it never even happened."

What Make SERVPRO special?

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Servpro's test house SERVPRO has a training house to teach smoke cleanup and water damage drying.

Members of Franchise Systems Provide Time-Proven Service Procedures.

SERVPRO of El Centro is a franchise member of SERVPRO industries. As such, owner Andy Alverez and critical members of his company have attended many training classes to earn industry-recognized certifications from the IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. 

Knowledge 

Knowing how to perform mitigation and restoration services safely and to the latest standards is critical. SERVPRO of El Centro also performs advanced cleaning services to satisfy OSHA and EPA standards.

Equipment

SERVPRO of El Centro has invested in multiple pieces of state-of-the-art equipment to be able to dry and clean wet houses, remove smoke odors, and remove mold to name a few services. We are able to handle more than one large restoration job at a time. That is especially important to our commercial clients that own or manage multi-unit housing.

Customer Care

Having great training, knowledge, and ample equipment doesn't amount to much if a company can't provide excellent customer service. That's why every employee at SERVPRO of El Centro is hired for their compassion and politeness. We teach good communication skills too. That's the reason our employees can explain the services they are performing, answer questions and listen to our customer's needs. Almost all of our team members are bi-lingual.

Why SERVPRO of EL Centro?

We care, and we will be there 24/7 when you need us.  Call us to discuss your needs. 760-337-5858

Water and Storm Damage will Ruin your Day

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photo of crap on the wall. The moisture in this photo indicates there is a small plumbing leak behind the wall. At SERVPRO we solve all types of water intrusion issues.

Flood Damage in Your Home or Business Must be Cleaned up Promptly.

In the desert, water damage can turn into a mold problem very quickly in any indoor environment because we keep our building closed up and the HVAC system can help spread mold spores.

If your structure is affected by water damage, you must take the proper steps to solve the problem. Whether you are dealing with monsoon rainwater flooding or another source, you must begin to dry out the house (or structure) as you start assessing the overall damage. Once the water dry-out is accomplished the restoration process and procedures can begin.  First, let's continue our discussion about flooding.
 

Dealing with flood damage:

The mitigation process begins by pumping out or vacuum extracting the standing water. Next comes the installation of restorative drying equipment. While drying the walls and floors is a time-consuming venture (usually 3 to 5 days) it's the only way to prevent the potential development of microbials and molds; getting the structure dry has to be accomplished before building repairs can begin. 

Drying the Internal Surfaces and Structural Materials:

• Dry out the carpets to reduce elevated interior moisture
• Force dry air into the building to expedite the drying and evaporation process
• In dry climates such as in El Centro and Yuma, and when safe, improve the drying process by opening the windows and doors to vent moisture 
• Lookout for stagnant water in buildings with a crawlspace or inside a closet.

Call us 24/7 for storm damage cleanup.

SERVPRO provides "Certified" cleaning

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Certified announcement signs SERVPRP provides special cleaning for biohazard situations.

Helping Companies Get Back to Business and Consumers to be Safe

Since 2020, El Centro, Yuma, and the other cities across our region have experienced business closures due to Covid 19. Companies had to perform special cleaning precautions before they could re-open. Life during the on-going Covid situation is certainly new kind of normal.

It was determined that the major spread of the virus is by people-to-people through the air. However, the expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have changed from what it use to be before Covid-19. 

Today, we still remain concerned about being safe from potential infections.

The global COVID-19 pandemic with new waves of mutated Covid is top of mind for many consumers and citizens. That is why SERVPRO Industries continues to offer a cleaning program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected by the public.

"Certified SERVPRO Cleaned "is a cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current and changing COVID-19 cleaning protocols. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products at SERVPRO Industries headquarters in Gallatin, TN; to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch-points, foot traffic, and congested locations.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting  equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call SERVPRO of El Centro today for a free consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City today at (760) 337-5858 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA-approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO-certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

If your home suffers a fire, be safe!

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screwed up house fire The aftermath of a fire presents a dangerous location.

Fire-damaged structures present dangers.

If you experience a fire loss in your home or business you must take the following safety requirements: 

- Call 911

- Quickly Get Everyone Out (including pets)

- Follow the instructions of Fire Fighters

After the fire, do not enter the property until you do so with a trained professional, usually a firefighter. Wait until they have secured the scene. If they tell you to stay out, stay out!

Many times after a significant fire loss, the structure can be unstable and could cause significant injuries. Floors can give way. Items from above may fall. Broken glass can cause injuries. Wet floors are a slip hazard. The electricity will be turned off and even in the daytime, your visibility will be impaired.

It is best to get your insurance company involved right away and have a restoration company like SERVPRO of El Centro/ Salton City help you with the property damage recovery process.

Once the authorities have "cleared the property for your entry" make sure you wear gloves and protective respiratory equipment. It is not safe to breathe in the harmful odors (gases) that are left after the fire. Be careful touching items for it will smear soot and make certain items more difficult to clean. 

If you experience a structure fire, we are here to help. We are pleased to answer your questions and provide a vast array of cleanup services for the structure and for your household contents. Call us at 760-337-5858

Deserts are not fee from water damage emergencies.

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ugly green servpro van SERVPRO provides water damage cleanup throughout our desert region.

Desert Living Doesn't Save  Us from Water Damage

Here we are in a desert, but we aren't free of worry concerning water damage to our homes and commercial buildings.

Water problems caused by plumbing issues are always a concern. Statistics prove that almost every home will suffer water damage in its lifetime. The average water damage in a house costs about $7,000. Then there are natural causes that cause flood damage, such as our monsoon rains. These rains can cause roof leaks and torrents of groundwater flooding. Groundwater flooding can be costly. Fast-moving water is a powerful force that can knock building off their foundations and cause all sorts of structural damage. Also associated with groundwater flooding is gross bacterial contamination. Often gound water and sewage drainage systems will mix to spread unsafe, dirty water through downtown and residential streets. The costs to repair these kinds of water problems can be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The purpose of this article is not to scare you. We want you to know that our company can help you if you ever suffer water damage. We want you to know that if we can get to work right away to dry a wet structure, we can reduce the overall repair costs and protect your help. In a commercial setting, we have experience in keeping businesses open during the recovery process or returning them to business as soon as possible. We know how important it is for companies to be open and operating.

Please, call us immediately if your home or business suffers any kind of water damage, small or large. 

Residential and Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Salton City and El Centro.

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Ugly green SERVPRO restoration equipment SERVPRO of El Centro and Salton City is well-equipped to serve your drying needs.

SERVPRO’s Flexible Water Damage and Removal Services Prove Convenient for the Busy Homeowners in El Centro!

Water damage usually occurs at the most inopportune times. With most families in El Centro being so busy, it can be challenging to find a service provider that will work with your schedule to provide restoration services. When a house or building becomes flooded it is important to have standing water extracted as soon as possible. When a structure gets wet In our southwest desert climate mold can multiply. (When a structure gets wet In our southwest desert climate mold can proliferate.) That's another reason why SERVPRO of El Centro offers 24/7 service. We even work on holidays to extract water and begin the drying process.

  • Our El Centro location is locally owned and operated; this means we care about our community.
  • We offer 24-hour emergency service; no waiting until the next day to work out scheduling. We are always accessible, even in the middle of the night!
  • We have highly trained, experienced technicians who will get the job done right and quickly so you can get back to your routine.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton also provides commercial service.

We are part of the community and that means we take care of El Centro's business too. 

Now you have a friend in the mitigation and restoration industry that can take care of property damage events such as water damage from start to finish. Call SERVPRO of El Centro at (760) 337-5858 for all of your water removal needs.

Bio-Hazard Cleaning Must follow Safe Protocols

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SERVPRO technician in PPE clothing SERVPRO technicians are trained to perform safe BIO-HAZARD CLEANUP.

For Trauma Scene Cleanup, Reach Out to SERVPRO of El Centro for Prompt and Compassionate Assistance.

No one expects or can predict the need for the cleanup of a trauma scene in El Centro. Many trauma scenarios can happen and result in the need for professional help to respond to the cleanup of the situation's aftermath.  Not just any cleaning company can provide you or the authorities with the level of services required. It takes a company experienced, trained, and certified in trauma scene recovery. 

What Are the Specific Circumstances Considered to be Trauma Scene Cleanup?

  • General crime scenes

Includes the removal of evidence-gathering residues such as teargas, pepper spray, chemicals to highlight organic wastes and splatter, and fingerprint powder, among others)

  • Suicide, homicide, and unattended death 

Includes bodily fluids and tissue removal on surfaces and spaces where those substances migrated (cracks, crevices, subfloors, building cavities). It can require the use of agents to illuminate the migration of infectious and otherwise dangerous substances.

  • Infectious disease, viral, and microbial contamination

Includes specialized cleaning treatments using EPA-registered products to thoroughly remove microbial from the indoor environment.

  • Illegal Drug Distribution or Manufacturer 

Includes containing and clean-up of the space and residues with exceptional care because the remnants and residues of drugs can be deadly when inhaled or contaminate a person's skin.

Should I Perform the Cleaning Myself?

Consumer cleaning products are inadequate for safely and thoroughly removing the types of residues found at trauma scenes. A person can unwittingly put themself and their family in harm's way by not knowing the risks and the correct protocols. Because of the many potential dangers, our employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against infection, ingestion, absorption (through skin contact), or inhalation of the biohazards encountered. Our professional trauma scene cleanup technicians are trained and have earned certifications in this discipline. This is not a job for the amateur.  

Who Pays for the Cleanup?

Insurance policies often cover the cleanup costs. In other situations, public agencies may take on the cost or recommend funding sources.

Trauma Scene Cleanup Technicians Understand the Emotional Difficulties 

As part of their training, our technicians learn about the emotional toll that crimes and trauma scenes take on you, your loved ones, and your business associates. Expect our crew to treat you and the others with respect, empathy, and compassion during every project.

The specially trained and certified trauma cleanup team at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready 24/7 to deliver professional services promptly and compassionately. Call us at (760) 337-5858 

WHY HIRE SERVPRO of El CENTRO?

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Ugly green color SERVPRO truck We are always close by and ready to serve in El Centro.

There are several mitigation and restoration companies that serve the Imperial Valley and the Yuma area. So, why hire SERVPRO of El Centro.

We believe there are many reasons.

1- Andy Alverez, the founder of SERVPRO of El Centro was born in Yuma and has lived in El Centro for many years. He is dedicated to serving our region of the country. He and his wife are active in community service events, they give back.

2- The employees of our company have been selected for their commitment to providing outstanding customer service. They care about your needs.

3- The technicians and service providers receive ongoing training and certification.

4- Our company has state-of-the-art equipment and we constantly expand this inventory.

5- SERVPRO Industries has certified our operation as a STORM TEAM MEMBER.

6-We provide written estimates.

7- We work hard to achieve customer satisfaction in every job.

8- We follow Science, EPA, and OSHA guidelines for the mitigation and restoration industry.

9- Our work comes with written guarantees.

10- SERVPRO of El Centro is available 24/7. We are here for you.

SERVPRO of El Centro provides services for homeowners, retail establishments, churches, schools, and government agencies. We also are approved vendors for several major insurance companies. In every situation we are dedicated to focusing on the customer who hires us, at that time, the project we are working on becomes our most important project ever. 

Your health, safety, and satisfaction are always goal number one for us. 24/7 call us at 760 337-5858.

Water Damage Recovery

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A leaking pipe Call SERVPRO to clean up and dry the damage caused by a burst or leaking pipe.

Experiencing a water loss of any kind can be difficult for you and your family.

Structures can be damaged by stormwater flooding or plumbing system failures.

It is essential not to stress because help is available to get your home back to preloss condition and your family routine back to normal no matter the source. The first thing you will want to do is focus on minimizing damages. Make sure the water is turned off and the source that is causing the water damage is repaired. If you are not sure where the source of water is coming from, SERVPRO of El Centro/ Salton City can help locate the source and will make the repairs or recommend a qualified service provider. 

Once the storm flooding has subsided or the water flow has been contained, the next step is extracting the water and starting the drying and recovery process. It's vital to begin drying quickly because excess interior water moisture can damage walls through wicking action and gravity. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City has special equipment to dry the damp building materials and also the interior air. Our equipment prevents high moisture levels from causing secondary damage in your home (or business.) Our goal is to get a wet structure entirely back to a dry condition in four days or less to prevent potential mold growth and to prepare for any necessary rebuilding and restoration services. 

Depending on the amount of damage, you might have your insurance company get involved.  Typically, if the damage is a "smaller loss" and costs less or close to your insurance deductible it's best to handle it out of pocket to prevent an increase in policy rates with your insurance provider.  Either way, SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City can help.

El Centro is the "Heart" of Imperial County

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Ugly green color SERVPRO vehicle. SERVPRO of El Centro is proud to serve El Centro.

Understanding the Origin and Growth of El Centro Helps Envision the Future 

El Centro is the county seat for Imperial County, California. Many people who have never been to the West Coast may not even realize the importance of Imperial County as it is eclipsed by Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. However, even though it started as a division of San Diego County, it now holds its own as part of Southern California's border region as it borders both Arizona and Mexico. 

The area surrounding El Centro is desert. However,  sophisticated irrigation systems fed with water from the Colorado River allow it to be one of America's most important agricultural areas.

Crucial to this water distribution is the All-American Canal, an 80-mile canal carrying water from the Colorado River to Imperial Valley. The All-American Canal and another five smaller channels transport water to the growing areas in the Imperial Valley. 

El Centro and all of Imperial Valley are highly influenced by Mexican culture, and nearly 80% of the population is Hispanic, with the remaining 20% representing White, Native American, Asian, and African American households. Given the area's history and its center-stage role in the Mexican-American War, it is no surprise that Mexican culture is a part of its heritage. One of the first Europeans to explore the area was Melchor Diaz, circa 1540. Centuries later, the Mexican-American War divided the Imperial Valley in two, with Mexico retaining control over one half of it and the U.S. controlling the other half. It wasn't until 1907 that Imperial County became a separate entity. 

Imperial County owes its name to Imperial Land Company, formed in 1900 to settle Imperial Valley and expand the economic footprint for the California Development Company. The latter was invested in designing an irrigation system to reach the desert in California. The County welcomed people from the Northwest as they looked for work in the 1930s and 1940s, and the completion of the All-American Canal made the employment market prosper. 

Agriculture was robust enough to sustain its inhabitants and turn a profit for the California Development Company. Sadly, the area suffered during the Great Recession starting in 2008, and El Centro had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. 

Weather plays an essential role in the success of the area. El Centro holds the distinction of being the southernmost city below sea level in the continental U.S. Its summers are long and hot, and most of the year, the sun shines with very little rain. In the winter months, temperatures drop at night into the 40s, in contrast to the 100+ degrees one can feel in the summer. Occasionally, El Centro will feel the impact of El Nino or La Nina, which typically leave disaster in their wake due to shifts in the weather.   

Life in El Centro

Life in El Centro is not without challenges, starting with a sizable 6.9 earthquake in 1940. Although California isn't a stranger to tectonic movement, it was the first earthquake whose magnitude was recorded by a seismograph so close to the fault. Its impact was felt throughout the Imperial Valley and killed at least nine people. Aside from its human impact, the quake disrupted established irrigation systems and, therefore, the area's livelihood. 

Employment statistics in El Centro have been the cause of much discussion by economists and analysts, notably when the unemployment rate reached 25% in 2009. Some argue that the city has a stable unemployment rate of about 12%, to put it in context. A jump in the metric needs to be discussed as it deviates from its baseline. Proximity to the Mexican border is arguably a factor in unemployment figures, as some people are said to work in Mexicali while claiming in the U.S.  

As the commercial hub for the County, El Centro relies mainly on the service and retail industry, but it has become a popular filming location in recent years. American Sniper, Lady Bird, and War Dogs are all said to have been filmed in town. The Imperial County Film Commission is based in El Centro as a resource to filmmakers and movie-making staff.

Three school districts govern education in El Centro: 

  • McCabe Union Elementary School District
  • El Centro School District
  • Central Union High School District.  

College is also available through Imperial Valley College, which offers 2-year degrees, and San Diego State University allows residents to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in their Calexico Campus nearby. Situated along the Mexico border, it is mindful of its surrounding community's needs and houses one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. 

Taking Care of Your El Centro Home when it Floods

The importance of water, irrigation, and conservation is an overall value in El Centro households. Threats to the precious liquid are taken seriously, and each resident takes great care in preserving it. SERVPRO, a leading water restoration company, knows how to restore homes after a pipe burst or a storm causes damage; we do so by being as efficient as possible. 

In our training with leaders in the restoration industry, we learn to use the latest equipment and technology to mitigate losses. Our expert team will be the first to tell you that removing moisture is not the only goal of a water cleanup process. Instead, restoring humidity levels by using dehumidifiers, air movers, and specialized extractors is what makes the difference. With our help, you don't need to worry about measuring progress, as our competent team brings the best tools to monitor our success. 

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is an active part of our community and an invaluable resource when water events occur. A call to our 24/7 hotline at (760) 337-5858 prompts us to travel to your home or office and kick off the restoration efforts. With our help, we can plot a plan to return your space to mint condition and leave it "Like it never even happened."

We can handle Biohazard Cleanup.

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Orange biohazard symbol Don't mess with biohazardous contamination.

How Should I Handle Biohazard Cleanups In El Centro?

When you think of biohazard material, your mind probably flashes back to a television show featuring biological agents as part of a terrorist plot.  Or, you may think of the biohazard warning signs present on industrial buildings.  What most homeowners may not realize is that there may be some biohazards in their homes in the form of cleaning chemicals. 

There are property damage events that may happen that will contaminate a structure. Whenever floodwaters or sewage are present, bacteria will threaten your health. Even clear-water flooding can trigger the growth of nasty microbes in the indoor environment.

Part of our training and certification is done through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) involves the understanding of practical restoration efforts when infectious waste is present.  Whether contamination comes from body fluids, sewage water, or even triggered by clean water flooding our knowledgeable staff treats each job with the utmost caution to protect the health of all involved.  Protection usually implies the use of protective personal equipment (such as gloves, overalls, and goggles) as well as having immunizations relevant to the task at hand.
 When our SERVPRO technicians become aware of the presence of mold, they may go as far as to wear masks or purifying respirators to protect themselves.  The goal is to avoid any direct contact with the contaminants throughout the cleanup process.  Additionally, you may see our team setting up containment areas to avoid spreading pollutants.  SERVPRO technicians follow established guidelines and local ordinances concerning the disposal of biohazard materials. 

Consider SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to be your partner if you ever require biohazard cleanup.  Just call us at (760) 337-5858.

Help, I have Mold in My Home

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Technician in TYVEK  PPE SERVPRO mold-remediation technicians are well-trained.

Having Mold in Our Home Can Be a Stressful Experience

Don't panic. Mold is everywhere, it is a natural part of life and very few molds are harmful to humans.

However, that doesn't mean we should just leave it be. It is always a good practice to remove visible mold growth from our interior environments. 

The mold remediation experts at our SERVPRO can provide a mold inspection to help determine the cause for mold growth and the type of mold present. In many cases, the mold our team discovers is not harmful and can be removed with detergent and water. Professional services are not even required. 

There are times when potentially harmful mold colonies are present. Once again SERVPRO can help. Our IICRC-trained technicians can follow EPA guidelines in the safe removal of microbials.

If you suspect mold in your interior environment, don't stress or worry. Instead, call SERVPRO of El Centro to apply the appropriate action to resolve the issue. 

How long Does it Take to Dry a Wet Structure?

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

A wet wood floor Different structural materials require specific amounts of drying time.

SERVPRO Technicians in El Centro Can Help You Dry a Wet Structure Quickly

When water gets into unwanted areas of your property, it can be a traumatic experience. Secondary damages such as odors, warping wooden flooring, and mold growth can occur within 48 hours of wetness. That is why the EPA recommends that mitigation begins within 24 hours of a flood whenever possible.  


How long can it take to dry my property?
Several factors determine how long it can take to dry your property, including:


    •    Temperature
    •    Humidity
    •    Amount of saturation
    •    Materials affected

It will take several days to dry your home. However, we can hasten the drying process by using our advanced equipment. We begin the process by extracting the excess water. Next, we install air movers (fans) and dehumidifiers to dry down the interior environment.  Our experts can determine when the drying is complete by way of daily evaluation of the drying process using sophisticated meters and monitoring equipment.

Is water damage "dangerous?"

Standing water inside a structure can be a slip hazard and it can present a risk of electrocution. If the water is from groundwater flooding or a sewage backup there is a potential for gross bacteria contamination. 


How do certified restorers handle water damage?


We assess the damage when we get to a property. Our SERVPRO team can remove wet or damaged materials that need to be salvaged or discarded. After removing the damaged items, our technicians can dry and disinfect the area. During this process, we use advanced equipment to speed up our restoration process. We can use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area effectively. Also, we can disinfect and clean the area to prevent it from spreading.

Water damage can not only damage your property it also causes potential health effects. To protect your property and the health of the occupants during a property damage event you are welcome to contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City for advice and fast, professional water cleanup services or any other type of property damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.  Our phone number is:    (760) 337-5858.

Even a small amount of moisture can damage a structure.

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Most People Have the Impression only Major Flooding Causes Serious Property Damage

Indeed, a significant flood event can totally destroy a home or commercial property. Flooding can sweep building off their footings and foundations. We are conditioned to watch the news and see major flooding catastrophes and those become our standard of judgment.

The truth is, even a tiny water moisture problem if left unattended can grow into a huge problem. Over time, wet structures can be badly damaged by dry rot, mold, and bacteria. Buildings can become unlivable for health reasons. This is referred to as "secondary damage."

In some situations, standing water will compromise concrete foundations and wood support members. And moisture attracts insects including termites Floors and walls have collapsed because a little bit of moisture was ignored.

The remedy is to have a structure inspected by a professional after a suspected water intrusion. Experts use special moisture meters and infrared cameras to locate excess moisture. They are also able to locate potential mold problems. If moisture is discovered they have the means to solve the problem safely.

At SERVPRO of El Centro, we have the experts and equipment to inspect for the presence of moisture. We also are associated with sub-contractors that provide California-certified home inspections and who perform termite work. Call us at 760-337-5858.

Why Mold Keeps Growing Back

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growing on baseboard and plaster wall. Don't live with mold in your home or building. SERVPRO of El Centro can remove it and help you prevent its return.

Mold Grows Back When the Moisture problem is Not Solved.

If you have mold in your home that keeps coming back, then you have a moisture problem. Many homeowners mistakenly think they can eliminate black mold by scrubbing it away using bleach. However, if you haven’t removed the source of excess moisture, the mold is virtually guaranteed to return in the same location. To get rid of mold, a full mold cleanup should be performed by a professional mold remediation service, such as SERVPRO of El Centro. Our experienced technicians will use moisture sensors, hydrometers, and infrared cameras to locate the source of moisture. We will eliminate the mold and completely dry the affected structural areas. We will provide you with tips on how to best prevent elevated moisture from reoccurring. The key to preventing mold growth is often to improve ventilation and air exchange.

What Makes Mold Grow

Mold releases spores are similar to microscopic air-borne seeds. These spores are found everywhere, outside, and indoors. Whenever a spore lands in a place with the right amount of moisture and growing conditions the spore can colonize and grow. Any surface that is consistently damp and not affected by strong air movement can be a place for mold growth.

Common sources of moisture and water damage:

  • Leaking roofs and windows
  • Leaking water supply lines or water pipes
  • Groundwater seepage from poor drainage or ground flooding      
  • Steam from showers and cooking

These and other sources of moisture can cause high indoor humidity, indoor relative humidity of 60 percent and above may contribute to mold growth.


Why Remediation Is Necessary

Many water and moisture sources that are the source of mold growth are apparent. However, leaks that are inside walls or other hard-to-see places are not easy to detect. At SERVPRO, we have the equipment and experience to locate hidden sources of moisture. We, not only clean up mold our team will help you prevent its return.

If you see or suspect there is a mold problem in your home or location, please call SERVPRO of El Centro, we can help.

How SERVPRO Remediates Mold in El Centro Homes

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

mold in the upper ceiling Even a small amount of mold signals that something is wrong and needs o be addressed. Call SERVPRO.

Various Approaches to Remediate Mold Damage in El Centro

Mold un side a structure will damage building materials in different ways.

The Microbial growth process releases chemical compounds such as MVOCs (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) which often produces gases that have a musty smell. When mold settles on damp structural materials it often sends out roots called Hyphae. These roots can penetrate into affected materials leading to the breakdown of the structural integrity, similar to the way that wood rots. This is how Mold forms colonies. These clusters of mold colonies often leave discolored patches on structural surfaces destroying paint finishes, wood stains, and even fabric dyes.                                           


Mold remediation is not an emergency service, it will take time and effort to solve the problem. If remediation is performed incorrectly mold spores can spread throughout the interior air and contaminate other parts of a home or structure. Our SERVPRO technicians apply the correct cleaning procedures to each circumstance. Sometimes, HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping to remove settled spores will suffice. When mold contamination is heavy, we will often erect containment chambers that use negative air machines to reduce air pressure in the working area. These methods are effective, they contain mold spores and do not cause secondary damage to the unaffected parts of the structure.


Many times when mold affects porous materials such as fabrics, sheetrock, and softwoods the most efficient remediation process is to remove the damaged porous material. In every situation, we will do only what is appropriate to remove the mold and improve the condition of your home or building.

When facing mold problems in Brawley, Calexico, and Imperial areas, call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City to assist with solving your mold problems. You can reach us at (760) 337-5858.

SERVPRO Helps Restaurants Get Back to Business from Water Damage

10/8/2022 (Permalink)

a green colored store front For privacy purposes, the restaurant in this photo is not the restaurant in this article.

Is Water Damage Stopping Your Business? Call SERVPRO today.

Plumbing issues disrupt routines in a home, and it is even worse when it results in a water damage event in a place of business. Allow us to share a story about a restaurant in El Centro.

SERVPRO answered an early morning phone call from a restaurant that suffered water damage in El Centro from a broken seal on a supply line. The flooding happened overnight and was discovered when an employee arrived in the early morning hours to open the popular restaurant and taqueria. She found the floor flooded with a half-inch of water. She immediately shut off the water and mopped up as much as possible. When the owner arrived and saw the damage, he thought it would be best to have the restaurant professionally dried. The owner called, SERVPRO of El Centro.

Our goal with most commercial cleanup jobs is to do our best to keep a business open. In this situation, when we arrived on site, we advised the owner to close the business until the late afternoon. We were concerned about the danger of slip and fall accidents. For safety, the closure of the eatery was necessary during the cleanup.

Our technicians set to work; they used moisture detection meters to locate hidden moisture pockets in walls and under counters. The standing water was extracted. We removed the baseboards so warm dry air could be forced onto the soleplate (wood base) of the wall, under cabinets, and the kitchen equipment. Removing the baseboard allowed our team to spray anti-microbial treatments everywhere that the moisture had penetrated. This prevented the growth of bacteria and mold.

Because we were able to arrive quickly and get to work with our water extraction and cleanup, it wasn’t too long until we were setting up our restoration drying equipment. In an hour, the floors were completely dry (and clean) which removed the risk of slip hazards. Our driers were operated until just before the dinner service. However, there were portions of walls that still had elevated moisture, so we re-installed the drying equipment as soon as the restaurant closed that evening. The drying equipment ran all night and the following day until they opened for lunch. In all, the restaurant only lost one lunch service.

Commercial water damage should always be professionally cleaned to ensure the property is left clean and sanitary. Professionals also know how to reduce business interruption. SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at 760) 337-5858 is available 24/7 to turn around damage from water to your business, so it is "Like it never even happened."

We now offer commercial HVAC Cleaning

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

HVAC cleaning Commercial facilities should consider having an annual HVAC cleaning performed.

What to do after flood damage to El Centro Homes and Businesses.

After a flood, you may need restoration services. The term restoration means to return something to its former condition. Following a flood, restoration may be required because you are dealing with structural damage and damage to your contents.

Our SERVPRO team of experienced flood damage restoration technicians works hard to make sure that your structure and your contents are thoroughly restored. We will also assist you in interacting with your insurance company to seek replacement for contents that were destroyed (if your insurance policy provides this coverage.) The employees of SERVPRO of El Centro and Salton City understand how to successfully work with insurance companies and their adjustors. We are pleased to assist you in understanding your rights.

We are pleased to answer your questions and provide information to keep you apprised about your loss. Our goal is to help reduce your stress and get your life (or business) back to normal.

Restoration includes the following: 

  • Communication, documentation, scope, and estimate
  • Initial cleanup and application of sanitation treatments
  • Controlled demolition if requires
  • Structural drying
  • Ensuring the structural damage is repaired to its preloss condition 
  • Resetting the contents (home or business)
  • Final cleaning and inspections
  • Earning your approval and satisfaction

For assistance with any home restoration project, contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City anytime, 24/7, at (760) 337-5858. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage, Large or Small, SERVPRO can Help.

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

photo of a stove top fire Stove top fire often produces the most difficult cleanup challenge.

Rid Your El Centro Home of the Awful Smell of Fire Damage

It is hard to imagine all the ramifications of a fire in your home. It does not have to be a significant or prolonged event for the fire damage to affect virtually every aspect of your home. Often, a simple kitchen fire spreads more soot throughout the home than a large fire.

Regardless of the extent of the smoke damage, rather than tackling the cleanup process yourself, it is best to reach out to specialized, professional, and experienced service providers to return your property to where it was before the fire event.

In El Centro, the fire damage cleanup team at  SERVPRO is ready to help. We are available 24/7 to begin the recovery process. The sooner, the better because soot will etch metal surfaces. The etching gets worse with the passage of time. With smoke damage, the long-term consequences can be overwhelming if proper cleanup does not occur. Months later, on hot days, or with elevated humidity, smoke odors can be re-activated. Thankfully, our "Green Fleet" is trained to get to work and perform soot cleanup correctly to avoid these and other problems.


Aside from the evident restoration of the structure and contents, SERVPRO excels at eliminating the odors left behind by a fire. Depending on the duration and the specific type of smoke, we use various methods and specific cleaning agents to remove the odor, we don't just mask it or cover it up. We also address the HVAC system by doing a deep cleaning of the ducting and air handling unit. 

At SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, we are just a phone call away. Reach out to (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Will a Wet Structure Dry By Itself?

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

ugly green servpro equipment Thorough drying requires professional assistance with the right equipment.

The Impact of Water Intrusion on a Structure can be Dramatic.  

In time a wet structure if left unattended will "dry" however, dry rot and mold will develop, and the structure will deteriorate. Wood and sheetrock will suffer the most damage and it will begin to happen within days of the initial flooding event.

Unless a person has access to professional restoration drying equipment and a great deal of understanding about the science of drying a wet structure, it is nearly impossible to properly mitigate the damage at a wet structure.

Can't a heater dry a wet structure?

No, not by itself. In a wet building, heat will only increase indoor humidity and that will usually cause mold growth and other environmental problems.

The main pieces of equipment that professionals use to dry wet buildings are restoration air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers promote air circulation which speeds up evaporation. Dehumidifiers are designed to evaporate volumes of moisture from the air. The timeframes and equipment requirements for any drying project are calculated using scientific formulas that consider the variables at each job site. 

SERVPRO technicians use the institute of inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines to calculate the number of air movers and dehumidifiers are required at each job location. They also study the IICRC S500 Standard and take a certification class to ensure they understand the details of the science of drying and how it applies to their everyday work. 

If your home, office, church, or any other structure is impacted by water damage it is always best to hire professional services. Here are the benefits of using professionals: Damage will be reduced. The drying time will be shortened. Costs will be less. The work will come with guarantees.

When you need consultation or help, contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at        (760) 337-5858. 

Can a Carpet be Salvaged after a Fire in my El Centro Home?

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of a house fire Smoke causes damage during a house fire. SERVPRO can often reverse the effects.

Can Carpeting Be Saved After a Fire?

A professional fire restoration expert can determine what can be salvaged or needs to be replaced after a fire event. Regarding saving carpeting, it depends upon the circumstances. If even a small portion of the carpet suffered a burn, then the entire carpet would be removed. However, if the fire were in a kitchen and the carpets in other rooms had soot contamination, they may very well be salvaged. There are cleaning chemicals and techniques that do an excellent job of removing soot and odor from all textiles.

However, it must be understood that if an insurance claim has been established for the fire then an Insurance Adjuster will be in charge. Insurance Adjusters represent the insurance company and ensure that you, the policyholder receive the quality of work you deserve. They also monitor the service providers to ensure their work is performed correctly and ethically.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton has been cleaning up fire damage and has been working with Insurance Adjusters for years. We have a realistic idea of what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced. You can count on us to look out for your best interests if you ever experience a fire or other property damage event.


SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is here to help you when disasters happen. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Who Provides A Thorough Inspection After A Structural Fire In El Centro?

10/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a living room This is an example of a structure that will require major reconstruction.

The Fire Department will Inspect each Fire Scene.

A structural fire in your El Centro property will be inspected by the Fire Department. The cause of the fire will be determined, and in some cases, this determination will be done by a special "fire investigator."

How Are Fire Sites Cleaned Up?

Once the fire department certifies that the damaged property can be entered, a comprehensive cleaning inspection and scope of restoration will be performed by a company such as SERVPRO.  During the cleaning inspection, surfaces may be test cleaned.

Looking for a contrast between protected surfaces and the portions exposed to soot. This can reveal the extent of the fire damage and how much work will be needed to repair this damage. Please note, some types of materials may be more difficult to clean than others, and cleaning contractors will note this before beginning cleaning.

There are a wide range of factors that determine how cleanable your home is after a fire. When assessing the cleanability of your home, SERVPRO technicians will take into account:

    •    The type of surface that was damaged.
    •    The age of the damaged surface.
    •    The heat of the fire.
    •    The type of material that was damaged.

Once we have fully assessed the type and extent of the damage, the mitigation and restoration process can begin. Please understand that a reputable company will provide a written scope and service agreement with guarantees concerning quality service.

Content Cleaning

In many fire and soot damage events, the contents (furniture, artwork, dishes, toys, electronics, office equipment, etc.) may require cleaning and soot/odor removal. In some cases, the cleaning can be done on location. In other situations, the contents will need to be taken to a cleaning facility 

Communication

Experiencing a fire at a home or commercial establishment is stressful that's why a service provider will focus on customer service. The ultimate in customer service is communicating with the client frequently. At SERVPRO we take pride in doing this.

If you need us for fire cleanup or any of our other services, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858.

Our teams deliver prompt, professional services and are on standby 24/7.

What Does Discoloration in the Ceiling Tiles in my El Centro Business Mean?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

water stains on ceiling tiles Stains on ceiling tiles indicate there is a water intrusion problem.

Discoloration in the Ceiling of Your El Centro Business can Point to a Bigger Water Problem

Often business owners in El Centro fail to recognize early warning signs of a water leak. When they detect discoloration in a ceiling tile, the leak has become a bigger problem and often requires professional help for pipe and or roof repair . Rather than using a wait-and-see approach, take action to prevent undesirable consequences. Property problems always grow worse as time passes

Water damage mitigation and restoration can be entrusted to SERVPRO. Our experience in commercial settings helps guide our action plan by minimizing the disruptions to your daily operations. Our certified team will scope the problem and propose a reasonable plan of action. We always do our best to keep the establishment open for operation.

 Does discoloration in the ceiling mean I have mold?

Your ceiling may be showing signs of water damage, but that does not necessarily equate to mold. Our SERVPRO team can help you make that determination by using industry-specific tools to detect the presence of microbial growth and eliminate it accordingly. Some of the indicators for mold become evident when you ask yourself the following questions:

  • Has the leak been there for a long time?
  • Does the discoloration have a musty smell?
  • Do the spots look textured?

Our SERVPRO team examines these questions along with the general state of the space and decides on the next steps. Contrary to popular belief, mold does not go away on its own, nor does it grow only if your place is dirty. Excess indoor humidity or material dampness are the breeding ground for mold, regardless of your geographic location or cleanliness.  First action, address the cause of the elevated moisture. Next, remediate the area to thoroughly remove mold and its’ spores. EPA-approved antifungal solutions can be used to help prevent a recurrence. (However, the cause of the excess moisture must be solved.) Each step is done with industry best practices in mind and thoroughly documented for your records.

Water damage mitigation and restoration is essential to prevent mold followed by proper mold remediation procedures.  

Once you notice evidence of water damage on your ceiling, quick action is necessary.  Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is your partner in this journey. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let us work with you to leave your business in a condition "Like it never even happened."

Can a carpet be cleaned after a house fire?

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

graphic of a house fire Many times, smoke from a fire causes the most interior damage.

A Professional Fire Restoration Team Applies Industry Best Practices to Mitigate Loss Due to Fire in El Centro Homes.

Many homeowners in El Centro have never had to face fire damage in their homes, so they are at a loss when it happens. The steps you take following a fire can mark the difference between an efficient restoration process or an extended remediation period plagued with problems and high repair costs. Relying on professional fire restoration technicians (FRT) is key to protecting your home and minimizing your loss in both time and money.

Enlisting the help of SERVPRO for fire damage restoration in El Centro is a smart move. Our team provides one-stop coordination of services to help you navigate this emergency. The benefit of having one team that can address the cleanup and restoration of your personal property and your home's structural elements is priceless. As we document each of the steps we take, we can also help coordinate with needs stemming from your insurance claim, making the process less cumbersome. Our team holds the California State License Board (CSLB) 978462, which speaks to our preparation to conduct repairs in your home.

Can You Cleanup Fire Damage Residue Yourself?

When homeowners attempt to clean soot themselves, they risk using products that cause further damage. Our SERVPRO crew has an in-depth knowledge of the different types of fire and soot types. This knowledge helps us determine which techniques we use. At its core, every fire combusts, creates smoke, and releases gases, which may be harmful. Each fire scene leaves soot behind. There are three types of soot residue:

Dry soot- it is ashy and results mainly from organic materials such as wood or paper. We may clean it by vacuuming or using a dry sponge technique.

Wet soot- typical of burning plastic, it is sticky and thick. We clean it with foaming agents or other immersive methods.

Protein-based soot- is generally the result of a kitchen fire and inclusive of food products and oil. The residue is smelly and it bonds with surfaces (especially wall paint). Solvents are needed to remove this type of residue.

Our expert cleaning team at SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is ready to help restore your home or commercial property should you ever be affected by fire damage.  Call us at (760) 337-5858 and rely on our expertise to "Like it never even happened." 

¿Qué Función Tiene un Equipo Profesional de Restauración de Incendio?

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

Un Equipo Profesional de Restauración Contra Incendios Aplica las Mejores Prácticas de la Industria Para Mitigar su Pérdida Luego de un Incendio en su Hogar en El Centro

Muchos propietarios de viviendas en El Centro nunca tienen que enfrentar daños por incendios en sus hogares, por lo que se sienten perdidos frente a las llamas. Los pasos que tome después del accidente pueden marcar la diferencia entre un proceso de restauración eficiente o un período de reparación prolongado y lleno de problemas. Confiar en técnicos professionales de restauración de incendios es clave para proteger su hogar y minimizar su pérdida de tiempo y dinero.

Obtener la ayuda de SERVPRO para la restauración de daños por incendios en El Centro es una decisión inteligente. Nuestro equipo proporciona una coordinación de servicios para ayudarlo a navegar esta emergencia. El beneficio de tener un equipo que pueda ocuparse de la limpieza y restauración de su propiedad personal y la estructura de su hogar no tiene precio. A medida que documentamos cada uno de los pasos que tomamos, también podemos ayudar a coordinar las necesidades de su compañía aseguradora, haciendo que el proceso sea más simple. Nuestro equipo esta licenciado por el estado de California  (CSLB) #: 978462 para realizar reparaciones, lo cual habla de nuestra capacidad de recuperar su hogar.

¿Puedo limpiar los residuos del fuego yo mismo?

Cuando los propietarios intentan limpiar el hollín ellos mismos, corren el riesgo de usar productos que causen más daños. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO tiene un conocimiento profundo de los diferentes tipos de llamas y el hollín que desprenden, lo cual nos ayuda a determinar qué técnicas usamos en su hogar. Cada incendio arde, genera humo y libera gases que pueden ser dañinos. Cada evento deja hollín, pero cada tipo de hollin tiene sus peculiaridades.  Normalmente se pueden dividir en tres tipos de residuos:

  • Hollín seco: es ceniciento y es el resultado principalmente de materiales orgánicos como madera o papel. Podemos limpiarlo pasando la aspiradora o usando una técnica de esponja seca.
  • Hollín húmedo: típico del plástico quemado, es pegajoso y espeso. Podemos limpiarlo con agentes espumantes u otros métodos de inmersión.
  • Hollín a base de proteínas: generalmente el resultado de un incendio en la cocina incluye productos alimenticios y aceite. El residuo huele mal y se adhiere con fuerza a las superficies. Los solventes son fundamentales para limpiar este tipo de residuos.

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City conoce bien la teoría del fuego y las mejores técnicas de limpieza. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y confíe en nuestra experiencia para restaurar su hogar. Como usted, queremos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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When Water Damages Warehouses in El Centro

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO equipment No matter the scope of your water loss, SERVPRO can restore your property.

Precautions for Water Removal in El Centro Warehouses 

As the owner of a bustling El Centro warehouse, you handle the goods for your company in a steady stream of incoming and outgoing orders. As highly tuned as this procedure has become over the years of operation, disasters can still occur that limit the production of your facility and can potentially damage these stored wares. In addition to the threat standing water presents to stocked boxes and pallets, several other concerns exist regarding extraction. 

Water removal for your El Centro warehouse is a critical mitigation element when our SERVPRO team first arrives at your facility. However, extraction and other relative emergency services can create unexpected hazards. Anticipating these setbacks to the restoration process can help our team to return your building to the preloss condition efficiently. 

Structural Weaknesses 

The presence of excessive water in the offices and non-open-air areas of the warehouse can compromise the structural integrity of exposed materials. Absorption into ceiling and wall materials can lead to these surfaces becoming too heavy to and collapsing. Flooring other than the finished concrete throughout most of the facility can also be a point of concern for overexposure and weakening. 

Slips and Fall Hazards  

Though the extraction process is one of the primary focuses of the SERVPRO team responding to the water loss, finished concrete flooring and other smooth surfaces can make slipping and falling easy. Whether these are employees still attempting to work around the worsening water loss or our responding technicians, careful extraction and drying can limit the potential slip hazards. 

Asbestos 

When material removal is necessary for effective extraction and evaporative drying techniques, hidden asbestos-containing products can get uncovered and disturbed with controlled demolition techniques. Given the severity of these concerns and any exposure to fibers circulating in the environment, our SERVPRO abatement team can remove these threats appropriately. 

Removing standing water from areas of your warehouse should happen as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City team can arrive with premier water removal tools, but also a working knowledge of the best solutions to address potential problems as they arise. Give us a call anytime at (760) 337-5858. 

Each House fire is different.

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

A fire damaged room with burnt chair and side table. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let our experts leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Not All Fires in Your Home are the Same - Let SERVPRO Walk You Through It

We are all vulnerable to fire damage to our homes. In just the blink of an eye, an accident can happen if we are not cautious. A fire can result from a candle left unattended, or a barbecue grill placed too close to overhanging branches, and the consequences can leave you feeling dismayed. Once firefighters put out the flames, you need to figure out how exactly to restore the damage caused by the fire and by the extinguishing agents used to put it out.
 
Our SERVPRO team is certified to help you address fire damage to your home in El Centro effectively. Our IICRC-certified technicians prepare for these situations by studying and understanding the path each fire and smoke takes. Understanding the ignition process lets us draw our path to eliminating the smoke and soot the fire leaves in its wake. Knowing the difference between synthetic and natural burning materials helps us tailor an action plan suited to your specific needs.
 
Mitigating your loss is always at the core of what our SERVPRO crew does. This protection is why we apply cleaning solutions based on the surface we are cleaning, which helps avoid further damage. For example, when natural materials burn, such as wood, the residue is very fine and settles deep into porous surfaces like upholstery. If cleanup efforts include water, you run the risk of sinking the residue even further into the porous surface and causing further damage. Our team takes great care in identifying the surface and the type of residue and testing cleaning solutions before full application. This rigorous methodology prevents extended losses and the preservation of your belongings.
 
Fire damage can be disruptive, but you can control the extent of the damage with well-designed restoration techniques. SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is here to help 24/7 when an emergency happens. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and let our experts leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

No Todos Los Incendios Son Iguales- Deje que SERVPRO lo Guíe

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Fuego en Tu Hogar en El Centro

Todos somos susceptibles a los incendios en nuestros hogares. En un abrir y cerrar de ojos un accidente puede suceder si es que no tenemos cuidado. Un incendio puede ser el resultado de una vela desatendida o una barbacoa situada demasiado cerca de las ramas de un árbol, y las consecuencias lo pueden dejar abrumado. Una vez que los bomberos apagan las llamas usted tiene que descifrar cómo exactamente va a restaurar el daño causado por el fuego y por los agentes utilizados para extinguirlo. 

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está certificado para ayudarlo a combatir los daños causados por incendio en su hogar en El Centro. Nuestros técnicos son certificados por IICRC para lidiar con estas situaciones y estudian el camino de las llamas y el humo. Entender el proceso de combustión nos permite entender el camino que tenemos que tomar para eliminar el hollín y humo que dejo en su estela. Entender la diferencia entre la quema de materiales naturales y sintéticos nos ayuda a personalizar un plan de acción especifico a sus necesidades. 

Mitigar sus pérdidas siempre es el horizonte de nuestro equipo de SERVPRO. Esta protección es es la razón por la cual aplicamos las soluciones de limpieza basados en el tipo de superficie que estamos limpiando para evitar más daños. Por ejemplo, cuando se queman materiales naturales tales como la madera, el residuo es muy fino y se deposita en superficies porosas como la tapicería. Si al limpiar aplicamos agua, el daño se agrava al penetrar aún más la superficie. Nuestro equipo pone mucho cuidado en entender la superficie, el tipo de residuo y en hacer una prueba antes de aplicar la solución de limpieza a cabalidad. Esta rigurosa metodología nos ayuda a prevenir pérdidas subsecuentes y a proteger sus pertenencias. 

El daño causado por el fuego puede ser abrumados, pero usted puede controlar su alcance con un buen plan de restauración. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City está aquí las 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana cuando sucede la emergencia. Solo llámenos y déjenos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado. 760-337-5858

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¿Puedo Restaurar mi Alfombra Después de un Incendio en Mi Casa?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

 44/5000 casa muy dañada por fuego, humo y hollín. SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está aquí para ayudarlo cuando ocurra un desastre.

Confíe en un Técnico Profesional de Restauración de Incendios para Restaurar o Remover La Alfombra de su Casa de El Centro después de un Incendio

Vivir en El Centro puede ser una experiencia única, pero sus propietarios enfrentan muchos de los mismos desafíos que enfrentan otros propietarios en el resto del país. Proteger su hogar de los elementos y del riesgo de incendio y filtraciones es simple, pero no necesariamente fácil. Cuando se produce un incendio eléctrico y su casa sufre por las llamas, es posible que se encuentre con daños más allá de lo que hubiera imaginado y se pregunte cuál es su primer paso en el proceso de restauración.

El tratamiento de los daños causados ??por el fuego en El Centro puede delegarse a nuestro equipo SERVPRO tan pronto como ocurra la emergencia. Nuestro personal está listo para visitar su hogar poco después de comunicarse con nuestra línea directa de emergencia, la cual opera las 24 horas para su conveniencia. En lugar de perder tiempo y permitir que el agua y el hollín se asienten en sus muebles y paredes por mucho tiempo, llame a nuestro equipo y permítanos hacer lo que mejor hacemos: mitigar su pérdida y regresar su hogar a perfecto estado.

¿Puedo salvar mi alfombra si las llamas no la tocaron?

El daño por fuego va más allá de lo que está o no en contacto directo con las llamas. Específicamente, las alfombras pueden resultar severamente dañadas por el personal de emergencia que ingresa a su casa para controlar el fuego, así como el agua y los agentes extintores rociados por toda la casa para controlarlo. Además, el hollín y los escombros pueden asentarse rápidamente y contaminar todas las áreas de su hogar. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO sabe que estos desafíos existen y nos preparamos para superarlos. Nuestro conocimiento y experiencia pueden ayudarlo a tomar una decisión informada en cuanto a preservar o descartar su alfombra. Algunas de las condiciones que consideramos al realizar este análisis son las siguientes:

¿Se ha despegado la base de la alfombra debido a la exposición prolongada a la humedad?

¿Hay decoloración en su alfombra?

¿El hollín y el polvo se asentaron profundamente en las fibras de la alfombra?

Las respuestas a las preguntas anteriores ayudan a determinar qué equipo y técnicas debemos aplicar para restaurar su hogar. Por mucho que intentemos mitigar su pérdida, a veces es más saludable quitar la alfombra por completo que correr el riesgo de condiciones insalubres en el futuro.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City está aquí para ayudarlo cuando ocurra un desastre. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos salir de su casa como si nada hubiera sucedido.

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Do Restoration Companies in El Centro Offer Specialty Cleaning Services?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipoment being used in water damaged bathrooms No matter the location of your water damage, we can completely restore your home.

SERVPRO'S Comprehensive Services Includes Many Specialty Cleaning Skills 

Various cleaning challenges can arise after a property damage incident involving water intrusion. In such a case, you might be left wondering whether you need separate service providers to handle the cleaning and renovation of various damaged items.  Would you require an individual carpet cleaner, upholstery cleaner, window washer, HVAC cleaner, etc.?

SERVPRO assists El Centro property owners by providing a comprehensive list of specialty cleaning designed to be a one-stop solution. These services can be used to maintain a property, or restore one that has been water damaged.

Which cleaning processes are typically associated with water damage?

Experienced water restoration companies operating in El Centro should be comfortable handling any cleaning exercise. Water leaks present challenges because of soiling and deterioration to various structural materials during and after a flooding event. Some of the commonly needed cleaning actions include: 

  • Odor removal 
  • General upholstery and carpet cleaning 
  • Stain removal 
  • Microbial or biohazard prevention/cleanup 

Odors often develop because soil accumulates in the moist area and because of microbial growth, which later results in mold development. In most cases, odors tend to be more concentrated in hidden sections of your house. The main factor that leads to odor is the stagnation of air and water (moisture). Stagnant air contains airborne particles like mold spores and dust, while stagnant water leads to accelerated microbial growth. As many materials dry they "gas-off". That's a term that describes how tiny odor particles become airborne during the drying process. Our SERVPRO technicians will locate areas of hidden moisture and will use air movement and rapid evaporation to dry the structure. At the same time, they will counteract the off-gassing and odor problems.

How challenging is upholstery cleaning after water loss incidents?  

Upholstery materials include a variety of natural fabrics such as silk, cotton, wool, leather; and man-made synthetic fibers such as nylon and others.  Each type of fabric requires a unique cleaning approach, some favoring deep wetting, while others require minimal water application. Our SERVPRO cleaning technicians undergo thorough training concerning upholstery cleaning standards for each type of material including leather.

How common is staining after water loss incidents in properties? 

Water staining commonly affects textiles, upholstery, carpets, draperies, wood, and latex painted surfaces. Staining does not usually affect tile, cement, or enamel surfaces.  

Metal furniture legs or file cabinets can leave rust marks on carpets. Wooden furniture legs can stain the carpets by way of dye transfer. Wood contains nature colors (dyes) that can bleed out of the wood when they get wet. Rust is easy to remove, wood furniture stains are more difficult.

Stain removal services are offered by water restoration companies. We also do our best to prevent stains from happening during a water damage event. Upon arrival at a wet job site, our SERVPRO technicians will identify all possible issues that might lead to staining. For instance, we move furniture items away from carpets to eliminate rust or wood dye stains. We also separate different types of items. 

A quality restoration company is also an experienced "specialty cleaning company." That's exactly what we are at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City. We can help you address all issues that arise after a water damage incident and make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (760) 337-5858.

My House Flooded and Now it Smells; What do I do?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Flooding" Storm flood damage in your Salton City home? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

Call a Professional Service to Remove the Smell Left by Flood Water in your Salton City Home.

The need to clean after a flood is pretty evident. Sludge, dirt, and debris may be strewn around your house, and you know what you need to do to restore it. As you inventory the damage and determine what you can salvage and what you need to remove, you should also consider the need for professional services to ensure your environment has not become a breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfecting and deodorizing with industrial-strength solutions is essential to protecting you from future complications.

When flood damage affects your Salton City home, you should call SERVPRO to guide you through the restoration process. Our technicians specialize in water removal and sanitation of your home and pay close attention to potential threats that are not evident to the average homeowner. When you allow us into your home, you invite the expertise and know-how necessary to protect your family and commence rebuilding after the storm.

Why does my home smell after it floods?

More often than not, the smell is a consequence of bacteria that came into your home. It is compounded by any porous surfaces that absorb water, leading to a musty smell reminding you of the flooding event. In some cases, our SERVPRO team finds mold already forming in your home due to the excess moisture, which can also create a smell. In all instances, time is of the essence. The quicker you eliminate traces of the storm, the more you mitigate your loss. Among the methods, you may see our team apply to clean your air and get rid of residual smells you may identify the following-

Air scrubbers- they interact with smell molecules and neutralize them

Deodorizing pellets- we scatter them around your home to counteract the smells

Ozone generators- they apply electrical particles in the air to help break down odor molecules

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City is more than just a cleaning crew. We are leaders in addressing all aspects of the restoration process following a flood. Call us at (760) 337-5858 and invite us to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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¿Puedo Reparar el Daño de Inundación Sin Ayuda Profesional?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Entrada de una casa totalmente inundada. SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está a su servicio si tienes daños por inundaciones.

Una Empresa Profesional de Restauración de Agua Es Su Mejor Opcion Para Reparar los Daños por Inundaciones en Brawley

Las inundaciones en su hogar pueden crear una variedad de problemas imposibles de creer.  Algunas consecuencias visibles en su casa de Brawley pueden incluir agua estancada y alfombras empapadas, pero las inundaciones son más que eso. En lugar de preguntarse si está tomando las medidas adecuadas para proteger su hogar, deje que un servicio acreditado le ayude.

En Brawley, SERVPRO es el mejor equipo para restaurar el daño por inundación. Nada prepara a los técnicos más que la experiencia combinada con una comprensión profunda de la teoría detrás del secado y la desinfección efectiva. Nuestros técnicos poseen certificaciones y practica que verifican su preparación para manejar incluso las situaciones más difíciles. Una vez que sea seguro para nosotros entrar a su hogar después de la inundación, podemos evaluar el alcance del daño y tomar las medidas apropiadas.

¿Dónde se esconde el agua después de una inundación?

El agua puede asentarse en toda su casa. Puede notar un cambio en su piso manifestado en la separación de sus componentes, o un cambio en sus rodapiés o gabinetes. También puede ver una marca en sus paredes indicando la altura del agua, pero depende de nuestros técnicos SERVPRO ayudarlo a determinar si la fundación de su casa, el ático o cavidades de la pared están en peligro después de la inundación. Cuando confirmamos la presencia de agua y exceso de humedad, pasamos a la extracción mediante la aplicación de una combinación de herramientas y técnicas especializadas que incluyen:

  • Bombas sumergibles para extraer agua estancada.
  • Bombas montadas en camiones conectadas al alcantarillado local lo cual nos permite eliminar grandes volúmenes de agua.
  • Extractores de varillas para grietas y esquinas.

A medida que nuestro equipo se mueve por su hogar, utilizamos herramientas de grado industrial para guiar nuestros esfuerzos de restauración. Nuestra atención al detalle ayuda a proteger su hogar de daños exacerbados debido al agua estancada. A medida que nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO trabajan en su hogar, levantan cuidadosamente barreras que eviten la contaminación y el deterioro innecesario.

SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City está a su servicio. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos limpiar su casa hasta que quede como si nada hubiera pasado.

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Who Can I Call for Water Restoration Services After a Water Heater Failure?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

white rusty water heater damaged Water damage woes from a heater? El Centro Property Owners Usually Call SERVPRO!

El Centro Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Offer Rapid Mitigation 24/7

Across the United States, including El Centro, an estimated 40% of homeowners have experienced home water damage. Much of this damage happens behind walls and underneath floors, which renders DIY cleanup solutions a challenge to successfully implement in full. Access to a fast-responding cleanup service is especially crucial for water heater damage, which can spill copious amounts of water in hard-to-clean areas in your home.

SERVPRO is among the premier water restoration companies in El Centro, with mitigation and restoration services available to homeowners 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This firm’s training ensures that technicians and franchise owners alike receive a comprehensive education in water damage mitigation, mold remediation, and cleaning carpet and upholstery to minimize property loss for homeowners.

Can a Water Heater Really Cause That Much Water Damage?

Water heater leaks can create large amounts of water damage in your El Centro home very quickly. These repairs can quickly become costly cleanup projects without undertaking proper precautions, maintenance procedures, and identification of problems with appliances.

  • Slow leaks might take several days to become apparent, by which time gallons of water have been unleashed into your home.
  • Even a 30-gallon tank can release thousands of gallons’ worth of water and cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair.
  • Without regular maintenance, water heaters can experience critical failures well before the eight- to 12-year service life expires.

Worried that your water heater might leak? Check for such signs as:

  • Hot water does not reach the same high temperatures that it once did.
  • Rust-colored or metallic-tasting water is coming from fixtures.
  • Your unit’s anode rod is corroded, burner units are clogged, or the tank is rusty.
  • When heating water, the appliance makes noticeable popping or cracking sounds.
  • Your water heater has a visible puddle underneath it.

To minimize your water damage risk, practice the following:

  • Flush the tank once or twice a year to remove sediments.
  • Have a licensed professional inspect and service the tank as needed yearly.
  • Replace the anode rod if it is corroded.
  • Check supply line connections and hoses regularly and replace hoses as required.
  • Keep a drip pan under the water heater to prevent damage from accumulating underneath.

When Should I Call a Water Restoration Company?

Contact a restoration company if you notice the following:

  • Wall damage. Swollen, warped, or crumbly drywall with bubbled, cracked, or peeling paint is a relatively consistent indicator of water damage. This type of structural malady typically indicates that a wall has been slowly accumulating and attempting to drain water.
  • Floor build-up. Floor damage can take many different forms depending on the materials used in your El Centro home. For example:
    • Laminate and hardwood floors can swell, warp, or even buckle
    • Grouted tiles may become loose, or the grout itself may show signs of swelling or discoloration.
    • Linoleum and vinyl flooring may begin to peel as moisture eats away at your flooring adhesive.

If you notice any of these signs, take a look at your subflooring as well. If water is coming from the floor, the subflooring is likely to need structural drying and microbial remediation.

  • Mold growth. Where there are heat, moisture, and organic materials, you are sure to find some kind of mold. Look for a characteristic musty odor, particularly in damp, dark areas of the home. Closets and cabinetry tend to accumulate mold quickly if they are in or near the kitchen or bathroom. Mold can grow on your property in as little as 24 hours, so do not delay if you notice it on your property.

How Does SERVPRO Prepare My Home for Water Restoration?

SERVPRO techs take several steps to mitigate water damage before restoring a property. One of the most important of these steps is structural drying.

  • Air movers are placed every 10 to 16 linear feet, or 150 to 300 square feet, of the affected area.
  • Dehumidifiers work in tandem with air movers using a variety of mechanisms, including desiccant materials and refrigerated coils.
  • Structural drying is much faster and less likely to create secondary water damage if extraction is performed first.
  • Establishing drying goals relies on making accurate calculations based on such factors as relative humidity, equilibrium moisture content for various materials, air temperature, and the area in square feet of affected space.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City can keep your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (760) 337-5858 to have a fast-responding team at your home within hours of your initial contact.

¿Qué Significa una Descoloración En El Techo de Mi Negocio?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

fuga de tubería de agua debajo del techo en el interior del edificio de oficinas SERVPRO puede tener su empresa en funcionamiento en poco tiempo. No permita que una fuga de agua interrumpa su negocio.

La Decoloración en el Techo de su Negocio de El Centro Puede Señalar un Problema de Agua Severo

A menudo, los dueños de negocios en El Centro no reconocen las primeras señales de advertencia de una fuga de agua, como una factura de agua más alta. Cuando detectan decoloración en el techo, la fuga se ha convertido en un problema mayor y requiere ayuda professional. En lugar de dejarlo desatendido y esperar, tome medidas para evitar las malas consecuencias.

Puede confiarle los servicios de restauración de agua en El Centro a SERVPRO. Nuestra experiencia en entornos comerciales ayuda a guiar nuestro plan de acción con el objetivo de minimizar las interrupciones a sus operaciones diarias. A medida que nuestro equipo certificado explora su local comercial, estamos atentos a otras áreas afectadas por la filtración, anticipando complicaciones antes de que ocurran. 

¿La decoloración en el techo significa que tengo moho?

Su techo puede estar mostrando signos de daño por agua, pero eso no necesariamente equivale a la presencia de moho. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede ayudarlo a tomar esa determinación utilizando herramientas específicas de la industria para detectar la presencia de bacterias. Algunos de los indicadores de la presencia de moho se hacen evidentes cuando uno se hace las siguientes preguntas:

¿La fuga ha estado allí por mucho tiempo?

¿La decoloración tiene un olor a humedad?

¿Las manchas se ven texturizadas?

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO responde a estas preguntas y las complementa estudiando el estado general del espacio y decide los pasos a seguir. Para eliminar el moho es preciso tomar acción.  Contrario a la opinión popular, el moho crece cuando hay exceso de humedad y no se elimina a menos que sea removido. Todos los negocios están en riesgo de tener moho, no solo cuando hay falta de limpieza o se vive en algún lugar en particular. Por eso, en SERVPRO limpiamos el área a fondo y aplicamos soluciones antimicóticas aprobadas por la EPA para evitar una recurrencia. Cada paso se realiza con las mejores prácticas de la industria en mente y completamente documentado para sus registros.

La restauración del agua es esencial para prevenir el moho, pero es aún más crítica si ya hay moho presente. Independientemente de lo avanzado de su situación, SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City es su mejor recurso en este momento.  Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos trabajar con usted para dejar su negocio como si nada hubiera pasado.


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Is It Better to Remove Asbestos or Leave It?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Asbestos Warning El Centro CA Do You Think Asbestos is an Issue in Your Business or Home? Call SERVPRO Today!

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Knowledge to Perform Asbestos Abatement in Your El Centro Home

Asbestos was widely used in homes and commercial properties from the 1930s until the 1970s. If your structure got built during that time frame, chances are good; there may be asbestos-containing elements in various places unless a previous professional abatement has occurred. The general rule from the EPA is to leave any materials that contain asbestos alone unless you are making upgrades to your home that have the potential to disturb the asbestos or otherwise release it into the air. 

Can SERVPRO Perform Asbestos Abatement Safely?

One of the most common scenarios for needing asbestos abatement in an El Centro home is the updating of a room in an older home. Asbestos can be present in

  • Vintage floor tiles and adhesives
  • Older sheetrock
  • In the duct and pipe insulation
  • Old insulation such as Vermiculite 

The Abatement Process Requires Detailed Attention 

People frequently use encapsulants to seal the asbestos, but these applications only work as long as the seal holds, and eventually, it may need removal. The technicians contain an area with asbestos before the removal process begins to inhibit the potential for any cross-contamination from occurring. Standard methods of containment are:

  • The use of polyethylene film sealed with duct tape around the work site
  • Negative air pressure machines fitted with HEPA filters to capture and port away any airborne particulate during the abatement while delivering fresh air into the work area
  • Sealing off of vents in the room

Can a Vacuum with HEPA Filtration Remove Asbestos?

SERVPRO technicians have both handheld and larger-sized vacuums with HEPA filtration to clean up debris and trap particles as diverse as soot and dried mold colonies. They are not safe for the removal of asbestos. It requires a specialized class H vacuum designed for cleaning up during and after the removal of the asbestos materials.

Safety First During the Abatement of Asbestos

When SERVPRO handles the removal of asbestos, they prioritize safety for all and follow the law. The chief hazard in asbestos is the mineral Chrysotile, a fibrous substance that can be harmful when it becomes airborne and gets aspirated or ingested. For this reason, along with containment, the techs wear head-to-toe PPE gear, including respirators.

There are different methods for handling removal, and it depends on whether the asbestos is friable or non-friable. If it can crumble easily and visibly white and powdery, it is friable. Non-friable asbestos is within other materials, and unless cut, sanded, or sawed, it does not tend to become airborne.

Replacement and Repair of Removed Building Materials

When asbestos-containing things get removed from a home, there are often needed repairs. With their general contractor license #CSLB: 978462, SERVPRO can go directly from the abatement process into any needed reconstruction to ensure the home gets returned to its preloss condition and is ready for safe habitation. 

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City at (760) 337-5858 can handle the safe asbestos abatement in your home. Our technicians have extensive training in the mitigation and disposal of biohazard materials, call today.

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Donde Puedo Conseguir El Equipo Necesario Para Secar mi Casa?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Camión verde de SERVPRO esta afuera Cada vehículo en nuestra flota verde está equipado con equipos para restaurar su hogar.

Los Residentes de El Centro Deben Comunicarse con SERVPRO Para Secar Sus Hogares Después de un Incidente de Agua

Los proyectos de manualidades están de moda entre los propietarios de casa. Es fácil encontrar materiales y tutoriales para lograr resultados hermosos, desde arreglar su jardín hasta agregar elementos de decoración a su sala de estar. La información y los recursos están disponibles para todos los que deseamos embellecer nuestras casas. Sin embargo, cuando una tubería se filtra a su comedor o cocina, debe cambiar su enfoque para encontrar un equipo professional que lo ayude a restaurar su hogar.

Para SERVPRO en El Centro, la restauración de daños por agua es nuestra especialidad. Nuestro personal entrena para manejar trabajos de todos los tamaños, y sabemos qué equipo y solución aplicar a su hogar para lograr el éxito. Cuando usted decide remediar la situación sin ayuda professional corre el riesgo de dejar un exceso de humedad en su hogar, lo que luego puede convertirse en un problema de moho y bacterias en un futuro. Esta es una situación en la que la opinión experta es muy valiosa.

¿Es suficiente un deshumidificador para restaurar el daño causado por el agua?

Nuestros técnicos SERVPRO llegan a su hogar con varias opciones para extraer agua. El uso de deshumidificadores es una de esas opciones, pero no es la única solución para todas las circunstancias. Por el contrario, llevamos a cabo una evaluación exhaustiva de todas las áreas bajo el agua y utilizamos nuestras herramientas de medición industrial para comprender el alcance del problema. En nuestra evaluación, podemos encontrar agua escondida detrás de los gabinetes, dentro de las cavidades de las paredes y debajo de su piso. Para manejar el exceso de humedad, podemos usar una combinación de los siguientes para restablecer los niveles de humedad a la normalidad.

  • Deshumidificadores
  • Bombas montadas en camiones
  • Tecnología de secado Injecti-dry

Hay muchas maneras de restaurar su hogar después de una emergencia. Debe confiar en nuestro conocimiento y experiencia para que su hogar vuelva a la normalidad lo antes posible.

Llame a SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City al (760) 337-5858 cuando nos necesite. Estamos a su servicio las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, por lo que no se pierde tiempo crucial. Como usted, queremos dejar su casa, como si nada hubiera pasado.

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Where Can I Find Equipment to Dry My El Centro Home?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage on wall Water leaks can cause mold damage.

El Centro Residents Should Contact SERVPRO to Dry Their Homes After a Water Incident 

Do-it-yourself projects are trendy among homeowners. It is easy to find supplies and tutorials to achieve beautiful results, from sprucing up your yard to adding farmhouse chic decor elements. Information and resources are readily available to all of us who wish to beautify our homes. However, when a pipe leaks into your living room or kitchen, you should shift your approach to finding a professional crew to help restore your home. 

In El Centro, water damage restoration is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our crew trains to handle jobs of all sizes, and we know which equipment and solution to apply to your home to achieve a successful project. By relying on your research and equipment, you run the risk of leaving excess moisture lingering in your home, which can later become a problem in the form of mold infestation or other manifestations. Now is the moment to let the experts handle your needs. 

Is a dehumidifier enough to restore water damage? 

Our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home with several options to extract water. Using dehumidifiers is one of those options, but it is is not a one-size-fits-all situation. On the contrary, we conduct a thorough assessment of all areas underwater and use our industrial measuring tools to understand the extent of the problem. In our assessment, we may find water hiding behind cabinets, within wall cavities, and under your flooring. To handle excess moisture, we may use one or a combination of the following to restore humidity levels to normal: 

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Truck-mounted pumps
  • Injectidry technology 

There are many ways for us to restore your home after the emergency. You need to place your trust in our knowledge and expertise so your home can get back to normal as soon as possible. 

Call SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City at (760) 337-5858 whenever you need us. We are available 24/7, so no time is wasted. Like you, we want to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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My El Centro Home Has Flood Damage, What Steps Should I Take?

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs loading restoration equipment into SERVPRO vehicle Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to restore your home.

Call an El Centro Flood Damage Restoration Company to Help You Bring Things Back to Normal

Floodwater may have entered your El Centro residence after heavy rainfall. This water is unsafe since it can pick anything in its path as it travels over roads and yards. Flood damage is something you should take seriously, and it is better to hire SERVPRO franchise professionals because we can extract water safely and correctly.

What Precautions Should I Take After My El Centro Home is Flooded?

The process of cleaning up your flooded home can be scary. However, before you think about restoring your flood-damaged El Centro home, it is vital to take some precautions to protect yourself from germs, diseases, and other hazards. They include:

  • Avoid entering your home until it is safe to do so.
  • Wear personal protective gear like rubber boots, a facemask, and hand gloves to prevent contact with contaminated water.
  • Notify a family member or close friend that you are okay and are returning to your home to assess the damage.
  • Look out for electrical or gas damage.
  • Dispose of household chemicals correctly.
  • Check to see if flooding contaminated your water supply.
  • Discard contaminated foods.
  • Document the damage you come across.
  • Inform your flood insurance company about the incident and share the documentation related to flood damage with it.

What Can Happen After My El Centro Property Floods?

Some parts of your home are more susceptible to flood damage than others. Examples include the flooring, foundation walls, and internal walls. Components of your house laid beneath or on the ground can sustain significant damage after a flooding incident. Severe weather conditions, like strong winds, affect other structures. Floodwater can also ruin drywall, causing it to sag and disintegrate. Paint bubbles and peeling can appear as the water wicks up the drywall. After that, the water can saturate the insulation behind the drywall.

If water remains in your property for a long time, wood structures can begin to swell. The glue that holds your particleboard bathroom and kitchen cabinets can dissolve, and they may crumble. Wood exposed to water for a long period can rot. Water can also short out electrical systems, leading to shock and fire hazards as well as damage to electronic equipment.

Why Should I Hire SERVPRO to for El Centro Flood Cleanup?

Dealing with El Centro flood cleanup on your own can be a stressful experience. Hiring inexperienced persons to handle flood damage can also be dangerous because they may miss potentially hazardous problems and worsen the situation. The water that wicks up behind a wall and under the floors can cause mold growth and other issues. You should trust our technicians to restore your home because of the following reasons:

  • Hazardous water – Floodwater may bring sewage with harmful viruses, bacteria, and dangerous chemicals into your home. Every part of your house that comes into contact with the floodwater needs correct remediation, ensuring that contaminated waste cannot come into contact with unaffected areas or become airborne.
  • Structural problems – Flood damage can cause severe structural issues if you do not handle the drying process properly. We can dry affected areas that are out of view or replace them with structurally sound materials.
  • Mold infestation – Mold begins growing in water-damaged properties after 24 to 48 hours. Different kinds of mold exist, and some are more harmful than others. Mold can cause health effects for family members. Our team is trained to handle the flood damage and has the appropriate protective gear, cleaning supplies, and equipment to remedy the issue quickly.
  • We have been in business for many years and therefore understand flood damage restoration fully. Our company is licensed and insured and can do everything it takes to restore your house to its original condition.

How Do You Restore an El Centro Flooded House?

The methods we use to restore a flooded house differ based on various factors like the size of the house, and the extent of the damage. The steps to restoring your home include:

  • Extracting water– Our SERVPRO team can use high-pressure pumps to remove the water from floors.
  • Containing the affected area - The purpose of containment is to prevent contaminants from spreading into uncontaminated areas, managing airflow from clean to contaminated areas, and protecting the workers and occupants of a building from being exposed to pollutants.
  • Removing non-salvageable items and building materials
  • Spraying anti-microbial solutions to the affected areas

After removing the water, we set up the drying equipment in a specific pattern that creates an efficient drying system for a house. We use air moving equipment to increase air circulation so that your home can dry faster. Our team also uses dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from the air. We also locate excess water using specialized devices like moisture meters, hygrometers, and thermal imaging cameras. We always seek to create a balanced drying system, meaning that the dehumidifiers can remove all the moisture that air movers are putting in. Having a balanced drying system helps prevent secondary damage and allows for rapid drying to occur.

As the equipment removes moisture and controls humidity levels, we monitor the process every day. Our SERVPRO team creates a drying goal. This goal indicates the conditions that materials and contents should display after we restore them to their preloss dryness.

If you have a flood damage emergency, contact SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City for help. We also offer flood restoration services to the residents of Salton City, Brawley, and Calexico. Our 24-hour helpline is (760) 337-5858.

Quién Invitó a las Aguas Negras en Tu Casa en El Centro?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Agua que fluye a través de las puertas de una propiedad inundada. SERVPRO estar aqui por su hogar y trabajaremos día y noche para restaurarlo.

Cuando el Agua Biopeligrosa Ingrese a su Hogar de El Centro, Llame a SERVPRO Para Realizar la Limpieza

Sorprendentemente, nuestro sistema de alcantarillado no es infalible. En esta época, donde parece que estamos tan avanzados en términos de tecnología, solo se necesita una ruptura en una tubería de alcantarillado para permitir que la contaminación y los desechos lleguen a su hogar. El problema se vuelve aún más dramático cuando comunidades enteras sufren consecuencias, y el daño por inundación se convierte en la norma para todos los hogares. Las bacterias y los microorganismos viven dentro de las aguas negras, y todos esos microbios se convierten en parte de su ecosistema tan pronto como ocurre el incidente. Recurrir a un equipo professional es su mejor opción para proteger su hogar.

Si su casa en El Centro tiene daños por inundación y se pregunta por qué SERVPRO es su mejor recurso, debe comunicarse con nuestra línea disponible 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, y obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios. Nuestros técnicos poseen certificaciones que verifican su experiencia en materia de eliminación de agua y saneamiento de su hogar. Cuando llegamos y utilizamos nuestro equipo de protección personal para evitar riesgos innecesarios, evaluamos el daño y tomamos las medidas adecuadas. Eliminar elementos como muebles tapizados, cortinas y alfombras, es crucial para detener la diseminación de bacterias en su hogar, y nuestro equipo está listo para dar ese paso.

Algunos aspectos de su hogar, como paredes y pisos, no son tan fáciles de descartar. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO analiza la constitución de cada material de construcción y lo desinfecta de la manera correspondiente. Ocasionalmente, los compuestos como “dry-wall” e insulación deben reemplazarse por completo para su seguridad. En esos casos, nuestro personal trabaja diligentemente con usted para preparar su hogar para la llegada de los contratistas. Cuando la determinación de lo que es recuperable es menos clara, proporcionamos opiniones expertas sobre el costo de restaurar un artículo versus su costo de reemplazo. Nuestra experiencia es crítica en su toma de decisiones y en mitigar su pérdida. Cuando quiere un trabajo a cabalidad, puede confiar en nuestro personal experto.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City es miembro de la comunidad, al igual que usted. Entendemos el panorama y el impacto que un evento de una inundación puede tener en el sustento de nuestros amigos y vecinos. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 para trabajos grandes y pequeños. Al igual que usted, queremos asegurarnos de que su hogar se vea como si nunca hubiera pasado. 

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Restaurar Después de Una Inundación Es Mucho Mas Que Una Limpieza En El Centro

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Dos piezas de equipo verde en un pasillo de una casa. ¡Confíe en la compañía con la tecnología y el equipo para restaurar su hogar del daño del agua!

Nuestro Equipo Tiene Lo Necesario Para Restaurar el Daño del Agua

Los aguaceros torrenciales pueden no ser la norma durante esta época del año, pero los patrones climáticos continúan sorprendiéndonos cada año. Tanto las empresas como los propietarios de viviendas sienten las consecuencias de los fenómenos meteorológicos inesperados, y la preparación es fundamental para mitigar su daño. Cuando considera escenarios de daños por incendio o inundación, es esencial considerar no solo los preparativos de emergencia, sino también los mejores servicios a los que recurrir una vez que comience la fase de restauración. Identificar compañías de renombre antes que la emergencia ocurra le permite ahorrar tiempo y dinero cuando necesite restaurar su hogar a su estado original.

Cuando su emergencia es un daño por inundación en El Centro, SERVPRO es una parte esencial de su plan de restauración. Nuestro equipo está disponible 24/7 para llegar a su hogar y evaluar el daño. Nuestro objetivo es hacer que su hogar vuelva a su estado original y, al mismo tiempo, minimizar su costo en tiempo y dinero. Las inundaciones implican peligros específicos para su salud debido a las bacterias que transportan a su hogar. Con esto en mente, identificamos y eliminamos rápidamente los elementos que absorbieron microorganismos para evitar su proliferación en su hogar. Las mejores prácticas de la industria guían nuestros pasos y nos permiten eliminar los elementos y materiales contaminados según las recomendaciones y regulaciones ambientales.

A medida que avanzamos en limpiar y desinfectar su hogar, tenemos en cuenta la coordinación de los servicios que necesita como propietario. Cuando ocurren emergencias, es posible que deba involucrar a los ajustadores de seguros, contratistas y otras entidades locales para completar el proceso de restauración. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO está listo para ayudarlo en este proceso para que su hogar vuelva a la normalidad lo antes posible. Con este fin, documentamos cuidadosamente nuestros pasos y el alcance del trabajo para que pueda usarlo como referencia según sea necesario.

SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City es mucho más que un servicio de limpieza. Los propietarios de viviendas pueden confiar en nosotros para ser sus socios en todos los aspectos restauración de daños por agua. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 incluso antes de que ocurra la emergencia para que sepan cómo juntos podemos dejar su casa, como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Aprende Qué Hacer Después de Daños por Inundación En Su Hogar

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Equipo verde de SERVPRO configurado para secar una habitación de una casa. La colocación del equipo acelerará el proceso de secado y ayudará a reducir la cantidad de daños causados por el agua.

Que Hago Con Mis Documentos Mojados?

Los residentes de El Centro viven ansiosos en lo que a la Madre Naturaleza se refiere. Incendios, inundaciones y terremotos todos nos mantienen alerta y listos para actuar. Por mucho que la comunidad se una para prevenir estos desastres, ellos son generalmente inevitables y nos dejan sin una pista de cómo restaurar nuestros hogares.  Prepararse para los distintos escenarios posibles es lo más que podemos hacer para proteger nuestros hogares y retornar a la vida habitual lo antes posible. Esta preparación incluye el identificar los servicios professionales en el área que pueden ayudarnos cuando llegue el momento.

Si, por ejemplo, su casa en El Centro es víctima de una inundación repentina, usted puede contar con SERVPRO para que esté a su lado. Tomando en cuenta las restricciones impuestas en el área y las consideraciones de seguridad, comenzamos a trabajar tan pronto no hay un riesgo inminente, por lo cual lo invitamos a llamarnos tan pronto pueda.  Una simple llamada le da acceso a un grupo de técnicos especializados con la experticia y equipo necesarios para devolver a su hogar a su condición original, dejando a la inundación atrás.

Cuando el torrente de agua es un problema, es importante entender que el proceso de restauración va mas all de la extracción y secado de sus pertenencias.  Un esfuerzo coordinado entiende las necesidades de los elementos estructurales de su hogar, al igual que aquellos objetos que requieren cuidados especiales.  Nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO entiende estas peculiaridades. Por ejemplo, secar sus libros y documentos requiere técnicas especializadas que incluyen congelar al vacío e incentivar la sublimación del agua.  En palabras sencillas, nuestros técnicos intentan congelar el agua y llevarla a la vaporización sin pasar por un estado líquido. Numerosas variables influyen en el momento de seleccionar la técnica correcta y puede ser un proceso costoso y largo. Sin embargo, hay documentos y libros de valor incalculable que merecen la inversión.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es mucho más que un servicio de extracción de agua. Nuestra experticia radica en saber cómo atacar sus necesidades específicas después de una inundación repentina. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 para más información y déjenos trabajar para que su casa quede como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Señales de Advertencia de Problemas de Reparación de Daños por Incendio en El Centro

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Bloques de madera en escalones. Concepto de seguridad laboral 100 por ciento. La seguridad contra incendios es importante. Reaccione rápidamente contactando a SERVPRO para obtener una respuesta rápida y servicios de reparación.

La Protección de su Hogar Implica Tener Planes de Prevención y de Reacción

Ser dueño de hogar no es simple.  Independientemente de cuán atento usted sea, su hogar el vulnerable a factores externos, incluyendo el clima, tuberías añejas y los daños causados por animales.  El deterioro habitual de su hogar puede causar que un cable emita una chispa y cause un incendio, comprometiendo así su seguridad y la estabilidad estructural de su casa.  Aun cuando el departamento de incendios controla el fuego rápidamente, usted puede terminar con daños por incendio que requieran la atención de un servicio especializado. Como muchas otras cosas en la vida, es mejor dejar que los expertos en restauración de incendios se ocupen de su caso.

Cuando es su casa en El Centro la que sufre daños a causa de un incendio, usted cuenta con una compañía establecida para ayudarlo.  Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO es certificado por el Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) y está entrenando continuamente en las técnicas más avanzadas de la industria.  Puede llamarnos las 24 horas del día, siete días de la semana para tener acceso a la experticia de nuestros técnicos y contar con ellos para la restauración de su casa.

Una de las principales razones por la cual usted debe llamar a SERVPRO es nuestra preparación en distinguir los distintos tipos de residuos en su hogar. Una solución indiscriminada puede resultar en aun más daños en su casa. Nuestro equipo conoce las peculiaridades de cada superficie y toma acción en consecuencia.  Por ejemplo, usted puede ver a nuestros técnicos utilizando una aspiradora y esponjas secas para remover el hollín de algunas superficies. Simultáneamente podrá verlos con soluciones líquidas para limpiar superficies sintéticas. La selección de cada enfoque radica en las recomendaciones de la industria y las necesidades específicas de su hogar.

Las recomendaciones de la industria también tienen cabida al momento de eliminar malos olores de su casa.  Dependiendo de sus necesidades podremos utilizar una combinación de atomizadores, filtros o difusores. Nuestro plan de acción es dictado por la intersección entre sus necesidades y la utilización recomendada para cada metodología de limpieza.

Ser dueño de hogar implica tomar acción preventiva para evitar desastres de incendios, pero también implica saber cómo reaccionar. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es parte de su plan de emergencia. Simplemente llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y le ayudaremos a dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

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Cómo Debo Atacar los Peligro Biológicos?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

A man dressed in a white hazmat suit and holding a red bio-hazard container. Nuestro equipo tiene las certificaciones para manejar limpiezas de riesgo biológico.

Limpieza de Riesgo Biológico en Casas de El Centro

Cuando uno piensa en material biológico, generalmente piensa en los programas de televisión que muestran un ataque terrorista con un agente orgánico. O quizás puede pensar en un centro de salud donde los receptáculos de material biológico están claramente marcados, pero rara vez lo asocia con su propio hogar. Lo que muchos propietarios no saben, es que el peligro biológico puede entrar a su casa sin ser visto. Al momento en que su casa recibe agua venida de acueductos o como resultado de una inundación, las bacterias tiene la oportunidad de proliferar y atentar contra su salud.  Inclusive las aguas limpias estancadas pueden resultar propicias para el desarrollo de microorganismos.

Si usted vive en El Centro, SERVPRO puede ayudarlo con la limpieza de material biológico.  Parte de nuestro entrenamiento y certificación por el Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) involucra entender el marco teórico de las restauraciones cuando hay material orgánico presente.  Independientemente del origen de la amenaza- fluidos corporales, desagües o aguas limpias, nuestro personal experto toma amplias precauciones en cada trabajo. La protección de la salud de todos los involucrados generalmente implica el uso de artículos de protección personal (guantes, gafas, vestimenta) al igual que las vacunas relevantes al proyecto.

En su mayoría,  usted no se encontrará con residuos corporales, pero podrá encontrarse con moho.  Cuando nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO advierten la presencia de moho, pueden tomar medidas para protegerse que incluyen el uso de máscaras y purificadores de aire. La meta es evitar el contacto directo con el peligro biológico a medida que se limpia su casa. Similarmente, nuestros técnicos pueden crear un área de contención con el objetivo de evitar la diseminación de microorganismos en las áreas aledañas. Siguiendo las ordenanzas locales establecidas, podemos coordinar la remoción de desechos tóxicos con las agencias y organizaciones relevantes.  Usted puede estar tranquilo que nuestros técnicos siguen el proceso paso a paso para protegerlo a usted y a sus seres queridos.



SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es su aliado en la limpieza de agentes biológicos.  Solo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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SERVPRO lo Ayuda a Dejar el Trauma Atrás

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

A yellow bio-hazard sign on a charcoal gray background. SERVPRO puede restaurar muchos sitios comerciales y residenciales después de un evento biopeligroso.

Nuestro Equipo de SERVPRO Puede Ayudar a Limpiar Escenas de Trauma

Uno de los aspectos de ser un técnico especializado en restauraciones es el manejar las consecuencias de un evento inesperado. Mayormente, nuestros servicios son requeridos cuando hay inundaciones o alguna falla de plomería, pero nuestra experticia también aplica cuando hay que hacer una limpieza después de un evento traumático.  Cuando ocurren accidentes, los residuos pueden incluir sangre y otros fluidos orgánicos, los cuales llevan patógenos que pueden amenazar a su salud. Saber a quién llamar para remover los rastros del trauma es esencial en estos casos.

Si su casa o negocio en El Centro está en el ojo de un evento traumático y usted necesita servicios de limpieza, pude confiar en que SERVPRO lo va a guiar a lo largo del proceso.  Una vez que autoricen la entrada a su hogar, usted pude comunicarse con nuestra línea en cualquier momento del día, y permitir que nuestros técnicos evalúen la situación y comiencen a trabajar en la restauración lo más pronto posible. El conocimiento de cómo manejar los distintos elementos incluyendo sangre, extintores y otros desechos orgánicos, es nuestra especialidad. Lo único que usted tiene que hacer es llamarnos.

Una de las principales preocupaciones cuando trabajamos en el lugar del accidente es proteger la seguridad de todos los presentes. Para lograrlo, nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO utiliza equipo de protección personal, el cual puede incluir trajes completos, respiradores y guantes.  Similarmente, utilizamos barreras de poliuretano y otros materiales para separar las áreas no afectadas en su hogar. La meta de crear estas barreras es evitar la diseminación de contaminantes y evitar el contacto humano con ellos.

A medida que eliminamos los rastros del trauma, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO le presta especial atención a la composición de cada superficie como parte de la limpieza. Dependiendo de la composición química de cada una de ellas, utilizamos soluciones específicas para eliminar bacteria y restaurar la superficie. Nuestra preparación teórica nos permite tomar decisiones basadas en la data, a la vez que minimizamos la interrupción a su vida diaria.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City va más allá del derrame de agua regular. Nuestra experticia se aplica hasta en los casos más difíciles, incluyendo los eventos traumáticos. Usted tan solo tiene que comunicarse al (760) 337-5858 and permitirnos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

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¡Mis Electrodomésticos Me Están Atacando!

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Siempre controle sus electrodomésticos para asegurarse de que no funcionen mal.

Mal Funcionamiento del Electrodoméstico en El Centro

Cuando uno escucha las palabras “servicios de limpieza de agua” probablemente se imagina ríos de agua corriendo sobre escaleras y empapando muebles y alfombras. Quizás también tenga visiones de uno mismo chapoteando por su casa mientras sus pertenencias flotan a su alrededor. En realidad, los servicios de limpieza de agua son necesarios en situaciones mucho menos dramáticas. Un simple desperfecto en su lavadora de platos automática puede causar que se desborde, permitiendo que agua y jabón se cuelen por su cocina, gabinetes y rodapiés. Por suerte, existen servicios professionales para ayudarle a resolver su emergencia.

SERVPRO es el servicio de limpieza de agua para su casa en El Centro. Nuestros técnicos están disponibles las 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana para tomar su llamada y comenzar el proceso de restauración. Nuestro equipo está entrenado para ejecutar trabajos independientemente de la magnitud de la emergencia, y estamos aquí para aplicar nuestra experticia para su beneficio. Lo único que usted tiene que hacer es llamarnos y dejar que nos encarguemos del asunto.

Nuestra primera prioridad es proteger su hogar y le recomendamos tomar algunos pasos mientras nuestro equipo se traslada a su casa. Acción rápida y decisiva es importante para mitigar sus pérdidas, asi que tome los siguientes pasos-

-Controle la fuente de filtración cerrando el suministro de agua.

-Absorba la mayor cantidad de agua posible utilizando toallas y trapos.

-Retire sus pertenencias en buen estado del área afectada para evitar que se conviertan en daño colateral.

-Abra puertas y ventanas para promover la circulación del aire. Si tiene ventiladores, utilícelos también.

Una vez que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO llegue a su casa, podemos tomar control y extraer el agua utilizando bombas sumergibles y extractores portátiles. A la vez que hacemos esto, monitoreamos los niveles de humedad hasta que lleguen al punto óptimo y luego procedemos a desinfectar las superficies. Por suerte, los electrodomésticos tienden a filtrar aguas blancas, por lo que agentes contaminantes no tienden a ser un problema. Sin embargo, la restauración de los niveles óptimos de humedad es esencial en evitar la proliferación de moho y bacterias. 

No deje que el agua los abrume. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City está aquí para ayudar. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

Más información sobre El Centro.

¿Es Esto Realmente una Inundación?

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sabe lo importante que puede ser el daño causado por las inundaciones debido a una tormenta en su hogar.

Sabemos Los Pasos Correctos para Cuidar de su Hogar

Los daños por inundación no implican necesariamente que su hogar ha sido llevado por la corriente en medio de desperdicios y contaminación. También puede suceder cuando algún árbol cae sobre su techo y deja su casa expuesta a los elementos del clima, permitiendo asi que el agua entre a su hogar. Aunque suene inverosímil, todos somos vulnerables a pequeñas inundaciones tan pronto caigan lluvias torrenciales o suba el nivel del agua en la zona. Estar preparado para lidiar con las consecuencias del agua en la casa hace el proceso de restauración más eficaz y puede minimizar las perdidas.

Cuando usted encuentra que la naturaleza está entrando en su casa en Brawley en forma de inundación, llámenos y deje que SERVPRO preste su servicio experto. Nuestros servicios están disponibles todo el dia los siete días de la semana con tan solo hacer una llamada. Nuestra cuadrilla se desplaza a su hogar y tras verificar que no hay peligro inminente, empieza a tomar los pasos necesarios para restaurar su propiedad.

El agua que está entrando a su casa probablemente traiga contaminación junto con ella. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO se enfoca en remover los objetos que han sido saturados con el agua y deshacerse de ellos de acuerdo a las normas ambientales. Estos objetos pueden incluir muebles, tapicería y demás materiales porosos. Al removerlos evitamos la propagación de microorganismos a consecuencia de la inundación.

Simulataneamente nos enfocamos en extraer el agua y devolver la humedad a niveles aceptables. Para lograr este objetivo aplicamos recomendaciones de la industria y utilizamos equipos professionales, incluyendo-
-estaciones de bombeo montadas sobre nuestros camiones
-extractores sumergibles
-circuladores de aire
-aspiradoras

Estos son tan solo ejemplos de las herramientas que tenemos a nuestro alcance para restaurar su hogar. Nuestros expertos de SERVPRO determinan sus necesidades específicas y aplican la técnica correcta para solucionar el problema.

Una inundación puede ser traumatizante, aun cuando no es catastrófica. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es su aliado en este momento tan crítico. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

Más información sobre Brawley.

Tiene Usted el Equipo Correcto Para Restaurar los Daños Causados por el Agua?

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

En SERVPRO, tenemos el equipo correcto para limpiar y restaurar los daños causados por el agua.

Usando El Equipo Correcto es Beneficioso Para Restaurar el Daño del Agua

Hasta que usted pasa por un evento de agua, no puede realmente comprender las peculiaridades que implica restaurar su hogar. Cuando usted visita su tienda o supermercado local, ve aspiradoras para agua y otros electrodomésticos diseñados para la extracción de agua. Sin embargo, al igual que los humanos, no todos los daños causados por el agua son iguales y no hay una solución universal para resolverlos. Llamar a un equipo professional que está acostumbrado a la extracción de agua es su mejor decisión.

En El Centro, SERVPRO es su mejor recurso para tratar los daños causados por el agua. Nuestro equipo de técnicos especializados está convenientemente disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana. Nuestra educación formal y experiencia laboral se unen para crear un plan específico a sus necesidades y el daño que ha sufrido. Aunque también utilizamos los equipos disponibles en las tiendas, incluyendo aspiradoras y deshumidificadores, estos son apenas una parte de todas las herramientas y técnicas a la disposición de nuestros técnicos.

Una variedad de equipos hace la diferencia cuando hay agua en su hogar. La demora en remover completa y rápida mente el agua puede agravar los daños al saturar materiales de construcción, como los paneles en sus paredes. El agua también puede saturar aún más sus muebles y alfombras, causando una pérdida total en lugar de una simple restauración. Es por esto que en SERVPRO contamos con extractores industriales, tapetes de secado y tecnología de inyección de aire, entre otros. A la vez que devolvemos los niveles de humedad a la normalidad, monitoreamos el progreso con medidores especializados y tecnología infrarroja que nos ayudan a descubrir depósitos de agua en los lugares más recónditos.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City está completamente equipado para resolver el daño causado por el agua en su hogar. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos hacer un plan específico a sus necesidades para que su casa luzca como que nada hubiera pasado.

Más información sobre El Centro.

Trabajos Grandes y Chicos - SERVPRO es la Solución

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Protege tu hogar con la ayuda de SERVPRO.

Daños Causado Por El Agua en Casas De El Centro 

Los propietarios de casa en El Centro son diligentes en proteger sus hogares lo más posible. Limpian los desagües, se aseguran que los electrodomésticos funcionen bien y están alertas a cualquier cosa que pueda afectar su hogar. Sin embargo, los accidentes pasan. Imagínese por ejemplo, que su calentador de agua se reviente mientras usted está fuera por el fin de semana, dejándolo con la necesidad de ayuda professional.

Por suerte, los residentes de El Centro pueden contar con SERVPRO para limpiar los residuos de agua. Independientemente del tamaño del desastre- un lago en su cocina o humedad excesiva en sus paredes, nuestro equipo está listo 24 horas al día, 7 días de la semana para tomar acción y proteger su hogar. Al llegar, evaluamos los daños a la vez que controlamos la fuente de agua. Aunque parezca una tarea sencilla, estos pasos requieren de nuestro equipo especializado para detectar los daños que no saltan a la vista. Nuestra experiencia y preparación nos permite anticipar complicaciones y mitigar sus pérdidas.

Una de las mayores preocupaciones para nuestros técnicos es la proliferación de moho. Siempre que hay depósitos de agua sobre alfombras, tapicería, pisos y paredes, existe la posibilidad que el moho y las bacterias se reproduzcan, causando un mayor problema en el futuro.

Para evitar complicaciones, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO extrae toda el agua utilizando una combinación de bombas extractoras instaladas en nuestros camiones, bombas sumergibles, aspiradoras y extractores portátiles. Nuestro equipo de monitoreo, incluyendo tecnología infrarroja, nos ayuda a identificar áreas problemáticas y a devolver los niveles de humedad a la normalidad.

A la vez que nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO extrae el agua, también nos enfocamos en secar su casa. Deshumidificadores y sopladores de aire ayudan con la evaporación de las partículas de agua en el tiempo correcto. Cada superficie que secamos tiene su propio paso para secarse, y lo tenemos muy en mente para evitar daños subsecuentes.

SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City es su aliado para la extracción y limpieza de agua y restauración. Solo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y déjenos dejar su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de El Centro, haga clic aquí.

Accidentes Por Fuego Ocurren en El Centro, Pero No Dejes Que El Humo Arruine La Fiesta

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Los accidentes ocurren cuando las personas se distraen, pero nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede limpiar y restaurar el desorden.

SERVPRO Existe Para Restaurar El Daño de Incendio En Su Casa de El Centro

Lo que empezó como una pequeña fiesta puede convertirse en grandes daños en tan sólo unos minutos. Quizás usted está ofreciendo una cena en su hogar en El Centro y dejó la hornilla desatendida para saludar a los invitados, y al regresar la cocina estaba en llamas. O quizás una vela aromática estaba muy cerca de las cortinas y agarraron fuego. La realidad es que los accidentes pasan y los dueños de casa son vulnerables a ellos.

Reducir las pérdidas causadas por daños de incendio en su hogar en El Centro depende enormemente de la velocidad de respuesta que usted tenga. Afortunadamente, el equipo professional de SERVPRO está disponible rápidamente las 24 horas del día 7 días de la semana y puede comenzar a evaluar el daño tan pronto recibe su llamada. Nuestro entrenamiento formal nos permite entender la naturaleza del incendio y del tipo de residuo que dejó a su paso, lo cual nos permite personalizar nuestro plan de acción a sus necesidades.

Contrario a lo que muchos piensan, el humo también contiene partículas pequeñas que pueden hacerse acídicas al combinarse con la humedad ambiental. Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO saben exactamente como trabajar bajo estos parámetros y lo hacen utilizando vestimenta protectora y estudiando cómo el hollín se deposita en las superficies de sus muebles y sus paredes. El daño a sus enseres personales es proporcional al tiempo en que estos residuos ácidos permanecen desatendidos.

Además del daño evidente causado por el humo, también queda el olor que se impregna en todo su hogar. Cuando nuestra cuadrilla de SERVPRO trabaja para eliminar el desagradable aroma, tomamos en cuenta la porosidad de cada superficie y el camino que tomó el humo antes de depositarse allí. En nuestro proceso seguimos la ruta del humo para saturar cada superficie con agentes que combatan el mal olor. Este enfoque específico nos hace muy efectivos en regresar a su casa a su estado original.

Un incendio accidental en su hogar no debe convertirse en tragedia. SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City tiene las soluciones para sus problemas específicos y somos muy rápidos en implementarlas. Llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de El Centro, haga clic aquí.

¿Su casa tiene daño de fuego y olor a humo? Tenemos una solución - ¡Llame a SERVPRO!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tiene las herramientas y la tecnología para cuidar los daños por incendio.

Daños despues de un Incendio en El Centro

Es difícil imaginarse todas las ramificaciones que puede tener un incendio en su casa. No tiene que ser muy grande o rugir por mucho tiempo para que el daño por el incendio afecte prácticamente toda su casa. Con frecuencia, un simple fuego en la cocina deja muchas consecuencias indeseables a su paso. En vez de atacar los daños usted mismo, es mejor apoyarse en un equipo de técnicos especializados para regresar su hogar a su estado original.

Cuando su hogar en El Centro se encuentra cara a cara con daños por fuego, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO está listo para ayudar. Estamos disponibles 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana para comenzar el proceso de recuperación lo antes posible. Aun cuando el rastro de humo y hollín parezca pequeño, las consecuencias a largo plazo pueden ser avasallantes si no se limpia apropiadamente. Por suerte, nuestra cuadrilla ha sido entrenada para este tipo de situaciones y comenzamos a actuar apenas llegamos a su propiedad.

Aparte de la evidente restauración necesaria para salvar la estructura y el contenido de su hogar, SERVPRO se destaca por su habilidad de eliminar los olores que dejó el incendio. Dependiendo de la duración y la trayectoria del humo, utilizamos métodos específicos para remover los olores desagradables de su hogar. Para olores más concentrados podemos utilizar pastillas desodorantes, mientras que para los olores más propagados quizás traigamos un generador de ozono para ayudar. Si los olores han penetrado superficies porosas como muebles y tapicería podemos utilizar soluciones que penetren los tejidos y erradiquen las partículas de olor. Para una solución más completa, podemos utilizar filtros de carbón para purificar el aire de sus ductos del aire acondicionado y calefacción.

Lo más importante es saber que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO va más allá de lo que un propietario puede lograr con productos comunes. Nuestro entrenamiento y experticia se unen para aplicar concienzudamente las mejores técnicas y metodologías de la industria. Cuando el tiempo apremia, somos sus mejores aliados para recuperar su hogar de fuego.

En SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City, estamos a una llamada de distancia. Solo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y dejaremos su hogar como que nada hubiera pasado.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de El Centro, haga clic aquí

Qué Hacer Cuando Hay que Remover Agua de su Hogar en El Centro

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Está Aquí Para Ayudar Cuando Se Producen Daños Por Agua En Su Hogar

Hay eventos que son muy claros- una inundación, una lluvia torrencial, una tubería rota. Estos eventos pueden dejar a su hogar rebalsado de agua y a usted y a su familia con la necesidad de una solución inmediata. Sin embargo, el agua también puede invadir su hogar gradualmente sin que usted se dé cuenta. Aun si luce como agua limpia, es importante que tome acción y la remueva de su hogar lo más pronto posible.

Cuando hay que remover agua en su hogar en El Centro nuestro equipo especializado de SERVPRO está listo para ayudarlo con sus servicios. Aunque hay veces que la necesidad de un especialista es evidente, acumulaciones de agua menores también pueden requerir el servicio de técnicos de remediación de agua para prevenir mayores daños y proteger la salud de su familia. Después de contactarnos, podemos enviar un equipo de técnicos entrenados a su hogar para evaluar el daño y elaborar un plan específico para extraer el agua restante, secar la estructura del hogar y sus contenidos. Al igual que usted, nuestra meta es llevar a su hogar a su condición original a la vez que evitamos más daños y la proliferación de bacterias debido a los depósitos de agua. "Como que nada pasó."

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO no sólo está entrenado para hacer inventario de los daños, pero también llega a su hogar con tecnología de avanzada diseñada para identificar las áreas problemáticas, actuar sobre ellas y verificar que el agua ha sido removida completamente. Algunos de estos instrumentos son termo-higrómetros, cámaras con tecnología infrarroja y medidores de humedad. A lo largo de este proceso nuestros técnicos también pueden ser un recurso en la coordinación con agentes del seguro o contratistas para lograr la restauración de su casa. El paso más importante en este proyecto es llamarnos tan pronto usted identifique la presencia de agua en su hogar, aun cuando el daño parezca pequeño. Un depósito de agua desatendido puede convertirse en fuente de daños extensos y afectar su salud. Todo esto se puede evitar con una llamada a tiempo a nuestra oficina.

En SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City, estamos listos para ayudarlo las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana por medio de nuestro equipo de respuesta rápida. Sólo llámenos al (760) 337-5858 y permítanos ayudarlo a evitar mayores inconvenientes para usted y su familia.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de El Centro, haga clic aquí

¿Por Qué SERVPRO? Porque Somos La Empresa De Restauración Número Uno

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Nuestro equipo está aquí para servirle 24/7/365.

Una Decisión Inteligente Para la Restauración de Servicios en su Hogar en Calexico

Los efectos de un desastre en su hogar en El Centro se pueden sentir inmediatamente. Desde el impacto de reubicar a su familia hasta que se solucione el problema, hasta la restauración de los daños causados a la estructura y los contenidos de la propiedad, usted necesita un equipo que pueda restaurar su hogar rápidamente. Nuestra franquicia ofrece una rápida respuesta y un equipo altamente entrenado, capaz de evaluar el daño a su propiedad y con la experiencia para sanearlo.

Nuestros técnicos tienen la experiencia para ofrecer servicios a las casas en Calexico, cubriendo desde la reducción de riesgo hasta la restauración completa de su hogar, incluyendo reconstrucción si es que la estructura se ha visto comprometida y no se puede salvar. Cubrimos una amplia extensión y nuestros clientes están inclusive más allá de El Centro y Salton City en áreas como Brawley, Calexico e Imperial.

Nuestra velocidad de respuesta hace de nuestra franquicia una sabia alternativa para los que han sufrido los efectos de incendios, moho o daños causados por el agua. Contamos con un equipo de respuesta las 24 horas del día, el cual está preparado para minimizar las pérdidas a su propiedad al contener el esparcimiento de los daños. Tenemos tecnología muy avanzada que nos permite extraer el agua rápidamente y comenzar el proceso de secado en las áreas húmedas lo más rápido posible. Este simple e importante paso nos ayuda a contener la proliferación de colonias de bacterias a la vez que nuestro equipo de remediación de SERVPRO comienza a remover los organismos mientras que busca proteger los materiales afectados por el agua lo más posible.

Nuestra franquicia de SERVPRO es una sabia alternativa también por el nivel de experiencia y entrenamiento de nuestros técnicos. Cuando un desastre de agua visita su hogar, ponga su confianza en aquellos que pueden ayudarlo a recuperar los daños y devolver su casa a su estado original. Nosotros le aseguramos que los professionales que despachamos son entrenados y cuentan con la experiencia en las últimas tecnologías y técnicas de restauración para hacer el proceso lo más práctico y efectivo posible manteniendo la más alta calidad.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

 Sin importar cuál sea su emergencia, SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City está listo las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana con solo una llamada al (760) 337-5858.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de Calexico, haga clic aquí

¿Tiene daños por inundaciones? SERVPRO tiene la solución.

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Tenemos el equipo adecuado para ayudar a restaurar su casa.

Las Consecuencias de una Inundación en su Hogar

No siempre se pueden anticipar los efectos que un desastre pueda tener en su hogar en Yuma y muchos dueños de casa subestiman las graves consecuencias que pueden resultar. Su hogar fácilmente puede ser la víctima de eventos como inundaciones y padecer los efectos desgarradores que un fuerte volumen puede ocasionar. Nuestra experiencia y personal altamente calificado son la clave en solventar las situaciones que surgen después de un evento inesperado.

Muchos residentes de Yuma se concentran exclusivamente en el agua que ha entrado a su casa cuando evalúan el daño causado por una inundación, pero esto en realidad no es suficiente. Si bien es cierto que el agua dentro de la residencia debe ser extraída lo más pronto posible, muchos otros daños pueden haber ocurrido a la estructura inclusive antes de la rápida respuesta de nuestro personal de SERVPRO.

La extracción del agua es una parte muy importante en mitigar daños más graves y minimizar la necesidad de restauración profunda. Sin embargo, sacar el agua es sólo el comienzo cuando se buscar revertir todo el daño causado. Nuestros técnicos no sólo se enfocan en la cantidad de agua, sino que también se concentran en identificar contaminación química, pesticidas, aguas residuales y otros entes en descomposición (como animales) que puedan estar presente en su hogar. Nuestro entrenamiento específico a la eliminación de productos con alto riesgo biológico le asegura a usted que podemos identificar y solucionar el peligro rápidamente, contribuyendo asi al bienestar y la salud de su familia.

Además de los residuos que se pueden encontrar en una inundación, también prestamos atención a los escombros que trae el agua corriente, tales como ramas, piedras, desperdicios y restos de otras estructuras que hayan colapsado en el área. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO lo ayuda no sólo a eliminar el agua, sino a limpiar la suciedad y sedimentos que puedan haber quedado en su estela.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

Las inundaciones pueden afectar su hogar de muchas maneras y ninguna es simple. Nuestro personal de SERVPRO de El Centro/Salton City está aquí para ayudarlo en su momento de angustia. Nuestro equipo de emergencia está preparado para prestar una respuesta rápida a su llamada y devolver su hogar a su estado original tan pronto sea posible. Contáctenos hoy al 760.337.5858 y permítanos demostrarle cómo nuestro equipo dejará su casa como que nada hubiera sucedido.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de Yuma, haga clic aquí

Qué Es Un Restaurador De Daños Por Agua?

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Nuestros técnicos están disponibles 24/7/365 para ayudarte con daños causados por el agua.

Aprende Cómo Nuestro Equipo De SERVPRO Puede Restaurar Su Residencia en Yuma

Es posible que encuentre desastres que afecten su residencia en Yuma y que estén fuera de su capacidad de limpieza o reparación. En estos casos, es una sabia decisión escoger servicios professionales de restauración para ayudarlo a devolver su propiedad como era antes. Dependiendo de qué tan grave sea el daño, actuar rápidamente podría ayudarlo a acelerar el proceso de restauración y también a reducir sus costos. 

El daño causado por el agua en su casa de Yuma puede ser muy difícil de superar. A pesar de el origen del daño, Independientemente de la fuente de este daño, el agua se mueve rápidamente y puede afectar muchas áreas de su hogar en un corto período de tiempo. Cuando llamas a un equipo de restauración para que te ayude a limpiar el desorden y secar el daño, un pequeño equipo de nuestros restauradores de daños por agua sale a tu casa. Es posible que desee saber qué piensan hacer cuando lleguen.

Primero, estos professionales harán su evaluación del daño que ha ocurrido en su hogar. Este proceso sucede con una inspección en todas las áreas afectadas y utiliza un equipo especializado para ver espacios ocultos y entre paredes para aislar la humedad que debe abordarse para restaurar la casa con éxito. 

Otra cosa que podrá esperar de nuestros professionales de SERVPRO es una respuesta rápida. Nos esforzamos por llegar lo más rápido posible para ayudar a reducir  los efectos del incidente de pérdida de agua y, en última instancia, mantener sus costos más bajos. Tenemos la experiencia y el equipamiento para ofrecer un resultado final eficiente.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

Aunque bien es posible que no siempre vea la necesidad de contar con servicios professionales de restauración para su hogar, los daños causados por el agua requieren experiencia y equipos únicos para superarlos rápidamente. Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City están disponibles al (760) 337-5858 para ayudarlo a restaurar su hogar después de los efectos del agua.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de Yuma, haga clic aquí

Daño De Inundaciones Relacionado Con Tormentas De Verano en Brawley, Inesperado Y Terrible

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City están disponibles si necesita nuestros servicios.

SERVPRO Puede Ayudar Tu Casa En Brawley Si Tienes Problemas Causado Por El Agua

En un área del país donde solo llueve 13 días al año, las inundaciones debido a las tormentas en Brawley pueden sorprender a algunos propietarios. Las inundaciones repentinas y las inundaciones dentro de las casas ocurren debido a estas lluvias. Si el agua de estas lluvias ha entrado a su hogar, podemos ayudarlo.

La diferencia entre el daño causado por inundaciones en Brawley debido a tuberías rotas o el mal funcionamiento de los aparatos y el daño causado por las inundaciones derivadas de tormentas son las características del agua. Aunque cualquier tipo de agua causa problemas a su hogar, el agua que entra por las inundaciones terrestres casi siempre está contaminada. Nuestros técnicos reciben entrenamiento no solo en eliminación de agua y secado estructural, sino también cómo evaluar las categorías de agua y cómo deshacerse de ella de manera segura.

El agua que ingresa debido a inundaciones repentinas puede contener una gama de sustancias casi inimaginable. Los productos químicos para el césped, los insecticidas, los desechos del camino y basura de humanos y animales podrían estar en la mezcla. Los técnicos de SERVPRO están entrenados y tienen experiencia con estas complicaciones para protegerlo a usted y a su familia de los contaminantes.

 Los expertos califican el agua como gris o negra cuando están contaminadas, y las aguas de inundación a menudo califican como las más peligrosas, o negras. La presencia de sangre y agentes patógenos transmitidos por las heces debido a las aguas residuales sin tratar es particularmente preocupante. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO elimina el agua negra con extractores de alta eficiencia. Una vez que evacuamos el agua, la tripulación determina los objetivos para secar la área. Debido al riesgo que representan los contaminantes en el agua de la inundación, SERVPRO aplica desinfectantes registrados por la EPA para tratar las superficies. Esto inhibe el crecimiento de moho y desinfecta las áreas.

Empresa Local Con Recursos Nacionales

Póngase en contacto con SERVPRO de El Centro / Salton City de inmediato si una inundación repentina llena su hogar. Una respuesta rápida es crucial para una remediación exitosa de inundaciones, por lo que respondemos al (760) 337-5858 24/7, todos los días del año.

Para más información sobre la ciudad de Brawley, haga clic aquí.

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