Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

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!

24/7 we have you covered!

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO on holidays even on holidays we are here to help

SERVPRO of North San Bernardino City has a number one priority and that is to ensure our customers are taken care of. Holidays are no exception. We will be there in the event you need us.

We 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!

SERVPRO wants to keep your home safe

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold mold prevention

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 is always here to help

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Mold

Just the mention of the word "mold" can cause people to panic. While mold can be a very serious problem and should be taken seriously, it is important to have all the facts to be able to discern myth from fact so that you can make proper and informed decisions when necessary.

"You Don't Have To Remove Mold If You Kill It"
Even if you are able to kill mold, you may not have removed the allergens that live in the mold. They can still be present even if the mold is killed. To fully protect yourself, removal of the affected areas is often necessary. You have to be careful not to spread the mold spores throughout your home when removing areas affected with mold. Professionals, like us, know how to set proper containment so that the mold allergens don't spread and further contaminate your home.

SERVPRO wants to keep you informed

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Mold on Wall

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

How SERVPRO works for you

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Gutted house SERVPRO hard work in a fire clean up.

Located below your carpet in wall to wall carpeting are tax strips nailed to the floor around the perimeter of the room. If you have never removed your carpet or installed it yourself chances are you are not even aware of their existence. We make sure to remove any tax strips that may be visible to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. Tax strips are a strip of wood about an inch wide containing tiny nails at an angle. This ensures that your carpet stays in place without it shifting or coming loose. These tiny nails can be incredibly sharp, therefore making sure they are removed is a top priority for us. Just one of the many ways we want our customers to stay safe, happy, and healthy.

SERVPRO has you covered

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Bubblewrap Chair wrapped and protected.

SERVPRO is here to help when disaster strikes. 

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.

Damages of a Rat

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Damages of a Rat Examples of damages a Rat can cause

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.

Always Open and Ready to Help

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro Always Open Here at SERVPRO we are always open and always ready to help!

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!