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Rats and the damage they cause

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

rats! NO one wants RATS!

AHHHH RATS!!!

Being a fire and water restoration company, it's not often we get calls for rodents. We once had a business call about a HORRIBLE smell they were having in the attic. They called an extermination company to the office yet they could not find the source of the issue. She was running out of options so she called SERVPRO of North San Bernardino City! Shortly after inspecting multiple ceiling tiles we were able to find the source which was an unfortunate rat who was stuck in a tiny corner and could not get out. We cleaned and sanitized the area as well as deodorized the office. We then replaced the affected tile. The working team was very pleased upon arrival with the odor being eliminated and left with a pleasant work environment. Sometimes taking the extra time and not giving up can prove why SERVPRO is different and our saying of "Like it never even happened," made a difference to this office and their team.

home safety and SERVPRO

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Mold preventing mold

SERVPRO wants to keep you and your family out of harms way. Mold prevention is so important. How Mold Spreads Into the Air

Toxic black mold grows in what is termed a colony. The mold spores are bound within a slimy mass which generally keeps them intact. The greatest health effects come when the colony loses its moisture source. When this happens the slimy mass dries out and allows the spores to break free into the atmosphere. It is then that the toxic black mold spores become an airborne hazard to people and animals. Because toxic black mold spores are relatively heavy, they do not remain airborne for very long. In homes and buildings it is often easy for the spores to land on another surface suitable for it to thrive. It is important to note that even dead mold spores can cause health effects to humans and pets.

What Makes Black Mold Dangerous

Black mold contains mycotoxins. These are massed in groups named trichothecenes. There are over 60 types of trichothecene. The most common found in toxic black mold are:
•Cyclosporin
•Roridin E
•Satratoxin F, G and H
•Sporidesmin G
•Stachybotryolactone
•Trichoverrol
•Trichoverrin
•Verrucarin J

SERVPRO covers you, and your belongings

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

packing with bubble wrap That's a wrap

SERVPRO is here for you when the unexpected happens. 

The importance of Bubble Wrap is extremely important.. Let me tell you why.  
Ok, ok… So it’s not INTENTIONALLY a toy, but the truth behind Bubble Wrap is perhaps even stranger. You see, Bubble Wrap was originally formed from two shower curtains being sealed together, and the inventors tried to market this as wallpaper. It’s perhaps sad that this wasn’t actually successful, who knows how many cases of extreme anxiety could have been solved if all you had to do was pound your walls for a little relief?

Ironically, this wasn’t the only misstep on its way to its true calling, the next thing they tried to market it as was greenhouse insulation, which was also largely unsuccessful. A year later they discovered its perfect purpose, and the line of Bubble Wrap brand packaging came to pass. It started off on an auspicious path with IBM being the first customer, shipping the IBM 1401 in air cushioned comfort out to its many customers.

Each year Bubble Wrap hosts a ‘Young Inventor’ award that encourages them to find ways to use Bubble Wrap outside of packaging. Whether you need a Bubble Wrap door cover to help you keep out the dings, or a Bubble Wrap cushy wheelchair to ensure your loved ones are safe from every danger, these young inventors work every year to try to create the newest Bubble Wrap.

SERVPRO is always open and ready to help

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

24/7 service SERVPRO is ready when you need us, day or night!

SERVPRO of North San Bernardino City has a number one priority and that is to ensure our customers are taken care of. We will always pride ourselves on customer interaction and services. We stay open 24 hours a day , 7 days a week , 365 days a year to be on call for any problems you may be dealing with. Here at SERVPRO we understand the stress and fear you may feel due to the damage in your home. Our goal is to eliminate that stress and relieve all of those headaches and it is indeed our pleasure to do so.

If you ever find yourself in need of any help please call SERVPRO of North San Bernardino City at ANY time at 909-474-2340. Have a great day!

Residential Fire Prevention Tips

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Residential fires are extremely widespread, but most homeowners are unaware of how much damage they can cause. Flames can spread in an instant, causing widespread damage to your property and dangers to your family.

There is no way to guarantee you will never experience a residential fire, but there are ways to reduce the chances one will occur.

Once flames are started, it is alarming how quickly they can spread. Therefore, stopping them before they start is key. 

  1. Smoke detector tests.Testing smoke alarms only takes a few moments and is the best way to make sure they are operational.
  2. Dryer tray clearing. Because of the heat produced by dryers, they can combine with an overfull lint tray and combust. Clean out the lint tray after each load to prevent this.
  3. Open flame caution. Even contained flames can cause a residential fire if conditions are right. Never leave a flame unattended to prevent them from spreading.
  4. Check household cords. Cables that become frayed or worn can spark and start fires around the home if still in use. Be sure to check them frequently and replace when they begin to wear.
  5. Store chemicals properly. Many household products contain many flammable chemicals and should be kept away from heat and sunlight. Always check the label for storage instructions.

If your home suffer from fire damage please give us a call today at SERVPRO of North San Bernardino (909)474-2340 

How Storms can Damage Your Home

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Storms and natural disasters are some of the most destructive and expensive forms of damage to homes across the United States. This can vary from flooding, hail, snow, fire, lightning, or hurricane damage. A great portion of the damage to homeowner’s property is not just from the initial impact. The real concern is in secondary damage which may follow due to structural damage to the property or other concerns such as bacterial growth.

  •  Take Action

The most important thing to do when your property experiences storm damage is to deal with the aftermath. However, it is imperative to ensure that your property will not experience any further damage after the fact. Getting helped by trained professional this will help you understand the extent of the damage and what your options for restoration and repair are. Remove as much of the standing water as possible until you can get professionals onsite to complete a full extraction of the moisture and water.

  •  Know When to Ask for Help

While working on your own home can feel rewarding and give you a sense of accomplishment it can also be quite laborious and at times dangerous without the proper equipment and training. If this is the case for you don’t hesitate to take action.

Here at SERVPRO we have the equipment and expertise needed to effectively mitigate whatever storm damage your home or commercial property has experienced. We have 24/7 availability which allows us to service.

Whatever your needs may be,  do not hesitate and give SERVPRO of North San Bernardino a call (909)474-2340 

Structural Cleaning, Contents Cleaning, Deodorization For Fires

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

Going through a fire can be stressful. Fires can cause extensive damage throughout your home or property which requires the help of professionals to restore. Essentially everything in a home affected by fire smoke needs to be cleaned. Some items may only require thorough airing to remove smoke smell, 

  • Structural Cleaning 

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Our experienced team will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found within the structure. 

  • Contents Cleaning

All of the restorable contents in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. Additionally, all of the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, etc.  The best part is , we can provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items for agents and their policyholders.

  • Deodorization

We specialize in services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage.

Please call us today for any questions, at SERVPRO of North San Bernardino 

Evacuation Plan: What to do Before, and After a Fire

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

  • Before A Fire Evacuation

Having to evacuate your home because of a fire may be one of the most scary things that can happen to a homeowner. It means that you could be in incredible danger, and it might mean that your home could be completely lost. An evacuation means you have to move quickly and effectively. That means having a plan set out ahead of time so you are prepared to go at a moment’s notice.

Preparation is the most important part of a good evacuation plan. There are several things you do before a fire to make sure you are ready. Make sure you have you .... 

  1. Disaster Relief Kit
  2. Family Preparation
  3. Transportation
  4. Communications
  5. Health and Safety
  • After An Evacuation

Once the fire is extinguished, you may be tempted to head back into your home to survey the damage. Do not do so until an authority has stated that it is safe, as damage to the structure may have occurred. In some cases, a home may need to be closed off until it is repaired for people to enter safely.

Experiencing a fire in your home can be overwhelming. But, by being proactive and creating a fire evacuation plan, you are taking the first step towards preparing your family for the unexpected.

If you have any question feel free to gives us a call at (909)474-2340 SERVPRO of North San Bernardino 

Tips To Avoid Fire Disasters

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

There are many different things we tend to  overlook in our daily lives that could lead to a potential fire. It is always important to be aware when it come to a fire.

The most common ways that fires start within a business or house is from simple things we do every day. 

Some common instances would be:

  • candles
  • cooking
  • electrical systems

Thankfully each of these have a simple way to be prevented.

Some prevention tips to remember while using candles are:

  • do not leave them unattended
  • do not let them run for too long

Some prevention tips to remember while cooking are: 

  • use a timer
  • remove flammable objects from space
  • always pay attention
  • do not leave unattended

Some prevention tips to remember while using electrical equipment are:

  • use qualified electricians
  • replace frayed and damaged cords
  • do not overload outlet with plugs

These are all important tips to remember in our daily lives. The damage that these mistakes could bring to your home are massive. The aftermath of the damage caused by a fire brings toxic chemicals and pollution into your environment.

At SERVPRO of North San Bernardino we are always here to help no matter what! Please feel free to give us a call at (909)474-2340  

Commercial Buildings and Bad Weather

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

If you own a commercial building or run a business, we would highly recommend making some form of plan in case you experience some severe weather. Having a plan can help you protect your business, your property, equipment but most importantly your employees and customers. Especially living in the state of California were we are known for high winds and earthquakes. Listed below are some suggestions for you to have in place-

  1.  Take a moment to check your building, specifically for any cracks, discoloration or any loose trim or materials that could blow off and cause more damages.
  2. Check over your insurance policy and make sure to understand what is covered and what might not be, if you are unsure make sure to reach out to your insurance company and ask them for help.
  3. Compile together important numbers that maybe needed in an emergency situation; for example an electrician and plumber.
  4. Have a plan in place with your employees in case of an emergency so everyone knows what to do with out hesitation. This will ensure everyone is safe.

If you and your business experience some severe weather damage then please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of North San Bernardino. Call us at (909)474-2340 Thank you