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Proper use and deployment of your Fire extinguisher

9/15/2022 (Permalink)

Do you have a working fire extinguisher. It is imperative that your designated fire extinguishers have the correct pressure and have been inspected and certified annually

Do you know how to properly deploy and use your fire extinguisher?

These are the steps for using a fire extinguisher.

First, you want to make sure you have the correct fire extinguisher.  In most settings, an ABC class extinguisher is most common.  An ABC extinguisher puts out most fires including:

Class A fires – common materials including wood which typically produce Ashes.

Class B fires – flammable liquids that are typically stored in a Barrel, such as gasoline.

Class C fires – electrical fires that have an electrical Current

Fires that require a more specialized type of extinguisher include class D fires which are flammable metal or class K fires which are high temperature cooking oil fires.

The steps for using a fire extinguisher are:

P: Pull the pin that prevents the extinguisher from discharging accidentally.

A: Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire

S: Squeeze the handle/trigger to discharge the extinguishing agent

S: Sweep the nozzle back and forth to cover the burning material

Steps to follow after a flood

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water damage. Below is a water damage timeline and possible water damage in your home or business untreated. 

Within Minutes 

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path. 
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings. 
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets. 
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp. 

Hours 1 - 24: 

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down. 
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish. 
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack. 
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain. 
  • A musty odor appears. 

48 Hours to 1 Week: 

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread. 
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp. 
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode. 
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold. 
  • Paint begins to blister. 
  • Wood flooring swells and warps. 
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible. 

More Than 1 Week: 

  • Restoration time and costs increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive. 
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants. 

Don’t wait. If you have water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of San Gabriel 626-478-0286

We work with all insurance carriers!

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

My insurance company was a nightmare to deal with! But once I called SERVPRO I feel like I was well taken care of and made this part of the process very smooth.

Earlier this year my home suffered a flood due to the water hose leading to the refrigerator supply line.  My whole downstairs area including kitchen, living room, and powder room was completely ruined.  My insurance company was a nightmare to deal with but once I called SERVPRO I feel like I was well taken care of and made this part of the process very smooth.

I initially spoke to Eric, and she immediately started contacting my insurance so I did not have to deal with them as well as Derrick  and his team to start setting up their equipment to reduce the moisture and mitigate the mold damage.  They came that very day I called when I could not even reach my insurance for days.

Eric  and Derrick have not only been kind, courteous, and professional throughout the process but they have also been very helpful in comforting in light of this unfortunate event in my home.  I feel like they went above and beyond.

I'm glad they were there for me and my home!

Water Damage Mitigation after a Flood

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

We don't often experience Storms in Southern California. But they they do occur storms  can create a lot of problems for your commercial or personal property. After a storm, water damage is the most common type of damage you experience, and time is never your friend after water damage of any kind.

The longer you let the water sit before calling a professional team like ours at SERVPRO, the more likely that permanent damage to your personal property and building can occur. You need to contact us right away to assist you with timely water damage emergency services, remove the excess water and clean up your property correctly. Getting us out there quickly increases your likelihood of successfully restoring your property and a fast return to life as normal.

Mitigation can begin as soon as we arrive and continues throughout the drying of your home or business and personal property:

  • Our specially trained team carefully inspects your property with special equipment so that we can find the sources of moisture and figure out how much moisture remains after the initial response.
  • We calculate how much drying time is needed and what other equipment we have to use.
  • We devise a proper dry-out plan so that your property can be taken care of correctly and you can avoid any secondary damage or complications from the growth of mold.

Mold grows fast, so we act quickly to take care of the moisture in your building to stop the growth of any mold already present and prevent any future development.

Water Damage Restoration

After the initial cleanup and drying are completed, we can move forward with the restoration phase , and the damage repairs can get started. This could involve decisions about repairing or replacement finishes and personal property, and we can help guide you on what is restorable and what needs to be replaced. For example, if you have soaked carpeting and carpet padding, we will replace that, but furniture could be dried out and restored. Things such as drywall that gets soaked will also need to be replaced as well.

Remember, the key thing is to act fast when you experience water damage so that we can get to your property and begin our cleanup services before your building and belongings sustain any more damage.

You can reach us at any time by dialing (626) 478-0286 and we can get to your property quickly to assess your damages and get started on the cleanup and remediation.

Prevent Storm Damages From Escalating by Calling in Professionals

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

We don't often experience storms in Southern California. However when Storm damage in Los Angeles they often lead to significant losses in your home. It can be terrifying to find a flood in your home. To top it off, it takes the help of professionals to be able to get rid of all of the water and moisture in the house. If any bit of moisture is left in the home, a mold infestation can occur. Moisture can result in even further damages in the home. It  is important for you to contact us so that we can handle the storm damages.

After the storm, it is important to look at your home closely. The home needs to be inspected for any forms of Los Angeles Storm Damage  If any damage has been found in the house, then you should look into taking care of the damages right away. In many cases, the damages caused to the property can grow; therefore, it is important to give us a call to restore your home correctly.

We consider restoring water damage  to be a very important part of our business. Our professionals are extensively trained and are well equipped to handle the effects of any storm and bring a quick restoration to your home. In a short amount of time, your house will be restored to the condition it was before the storm hit. However, it is crucial that you quickly act when you see that your home has been affected by the storm system. As you let the water and storm damages stand in your home, the problem gets worse.

Leaking Roof from Storms

Among other forms of storm damage is Los Angeles there is the possibility of wind damage. Wind damage is known to be one of the most common causes of commercial property damages and other damages to residential property. Winds commonly reach up to 80 mph. Therefore, it is not uncommon for trees to be blown over into the company.

We can provide you with the needed repairs to your property from windstorms as well as flooding, water, and other types of damages. Give us a call at 626-478-0286

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

Zora Chase 2 reviewsa week ago NEW

I called SERVPRO after noticing what we thought was black mold growing on the corners of our wall. This situation was really bad for our health, and we had to make sure it would be 100% cleaned and gone from our home environment. SERVPRO answered my call immediately and sent someone over the same day. Their team came in and eliminated every speck of the mold. They were on-time and professional and I feel so much better about my home now. Thank you SERVPRO!

What our customers are saying about SERVPRO of San Gabtriel. 

Call us today 626-478-0286

What our customers are saying about our Flood Clean up service.

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Thank you SERVPRO San Gabriel! After a pipe burst in my kitchen I called several places for a quote and sadly, so many places kept up selling me to come out. I spoke to Derrick and he was really knowledgeable asking me things I didn't know, but he said he would come out for no cost to narrow down the issue. He arrived in less than an hour and he was the nicest person! He was detailed and things I couldn't find he advised and even saved me money. He was genuine and I never felt like he was trying to "squeeze" money out of me. His team came out a couple days and everything was squared away less than 2 weeks later. Thank you SERVPRO!

Call us today 626-478-0286

What our customers are saying about SERVPRO San Gabriel

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Awesome company to use when you need a reliable, hands-on, professional firm to assist you for any issue with your home. They went above and beyond with regards to my home's need as it was damaged due to a fridge water line link. Hats of to Terence's team and appreciate all your efforts fix this matter....

What our customers are saying about our water damage restoration service.

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

This is a LONG overdue review of SERVPRO of San Gabriel.  They helped us over a year ago, back in March 2020, shortly after the pandemic shut-down orders started.  My elderly mother lives nearby, and the pipe under her kitchen sink burst, causing extensive water damage to the condo. The leak was only discovered upon seeing water leak down the roof of the garage on the level below the kitchen.  

I live out of state, and with the statewide shut-down in place, I couldn't fly down to CA to help. So we were handling everything from a distance via email and phone--dealing with searching/hiring emergency water remediation contractor, insurance adjuster visits, and searching/hiring restoration contractor.

It was such a nutty time that we did things piecemeal, and  we didn't find SERVPRO until after we had already hired another contractor to handle the water remediation part.  

I contacted several places for bids on the restoration, and SERVPRO was the most prompt.  Upon learning English was not my mom's first language, they sent someone who spoke her language.  

They ended up removing the damaged flooring and replacing the floor of entire downstairs of the condo (2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining, living room, and stairway down to the garage).  Terence and Rudy were both responsive via emails, and Rudy also communicated with me via text.  March 2020 was a scary time for us to have strangers--contractors--go in and out of my elderly mom's home.

I asked them to take care and keep their distance.  My mom said they did that every day, making sure to give her plenty of space; they showed up when they said they would, and they cleaned up after themselves.  The new floor looks great.  

I am grateful for the contractor team's professionalism, and the ease by which we were able to handle all of this from a distance.  If you are looking for any service that SERVPRO of San Gabriel can handle, don't hesitate to contact them and get a bid.

We speak Mandarin and Cantonese. We can help you coordinate with your insurance company..

Give us a call! 626-478-0286

Fire Clean up in San Gabriel CA

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Knowing the Obstacles of Restoration, SERVPRO Professionals will professionally asses and guide you though the process of post fire restoration.

Property inspections help our team to see where immediate action is necessary. Identifying the type of smoke and soil damage in this inspection can ensure the right tools are available for mitigation and cleanup.

What Types of Smoke Damage Exist After Combustion? 

The materials burned before clean up begins can directly impact the residues involved and the composition of soils that threaten the household. Some include:

  • Wet Smoke – Wet smoke damage is often among the most challenging, as it is thick and cannot be cleaned with chem sponges or traditional cleaning measures.
  • Dry Smoke – High heat fires that do not leave many partially combusted materials can create dry smoke damage. This looks like a chalky film on surfaces that can often be wiped clean.
  • Oil/Puffback Damage – With many area residences running furnaces that use oil as fuel, puff back damage is not uncommon. These micro explosions in your duct network can leave surfaces coated in stringy soot.
  • Protein Residues – These are common to see after kitchen/grease fires. Protein Residue  can be thick and challenging to remove and carry a powerful odor with them that spreads. 

Understanding the type of fire and smoke damage in your home after a disaster can be critical in identifying the best cleaning and restoration approach. SERVPRO of San Gabriel team can help with efficient cleaning solutions based on the composition of soils. Give us a call today at 626-478-0286