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Crime Scene Cleanup in Murrieta Hot Springs Businesses?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A crime scene technician is placing yellow crime scene tape to prevent onlookers from entering an active crime scene. We clean and restore crime scenes in Riverside County.

Our team in Murrieta has been restoring crime and accident scenes for Murrieta Hot Springs businesses for years. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Many crimes are committed at night, so our technicians are on call 24-hours a day to respond to these events.

Trauma and crime scenes can leave behind blood and other biohazard contaminants that can cause serious illness. Our technicians have the equipment and protective gear needed to safely clean and restore trauma and crime scenes. Crime scene investigations leave behind fingerprint and evidence-gathering chemicals that are difficult to remove without the right cleaning agents. Our technicians follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and protocols.

 Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Call Us!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs commercial business or home needs to have a crime scene or accident scene cleaned, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and will clean and restore the crime scene “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Santa Ana Winds Causing Property Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Palm trees are being blown over by Santa Ana winds. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Do you know the difference between a high wind watch and a wind advisory? Our team in Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year caused by wind damage. The strong Santa Ana winds cause property damage in Murrieta Hot Springs each year. Although they usually occur between October and March each year, they have been known to occur in other months, like the Santa Ana winds that blew in last month. Here are the National Weather Service classifications for high wind alerts:

High Wind Alerts

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Call Us Today!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, our local team in Murrieta is on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What if I Have Electrical Fire Damage in My Murrieta Home?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A frayed electrical power cord is shown. We restore electrical fire damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Our team in Murrieta responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Murrieta. Many of these fires originate from faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical failure or malfunction caused an estimated 46,700 home fires between 2015 and 2019, resulting in $1.5 billion in direct property damage each year.

  • Electrical failures or malfunctions were the second leading cause of electrical home fires in 2015–2019, accounting for 13 percent of home structure fires
  • Three in ten fires (30 percent) involving electrical failure or malfunction occurred in the cold weather months from November through February
  • Arcing served as the heat source in over three in five fires (63 percent) of home fires involving an electrical failure or malfunction in 2015–2019

Here is a review from a customer who had an electrical fire:


“We had an electrical fire in our home and did not know what to do. We had a neighbor who recommended SERVPRO of Murrieta to us. We are happy that we listened to the recommendation since they did fantastic work.” Johnathan L. in Murrieta

Call Us Today!

When your Murrieta home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Raining Indoors in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Water is raining down the stairs. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Our team in Murrieta knows that our fast emergency response time is critical to preventing further damage and more time-consuming repairs in Murrieta Hot Springs. Here is a Google review from a customer who came home to a house that was raining from upstairs!

“I must say the team that helped was amazing. I was speechless, the thing I don’t wish anyone could experience is a flooded home. I went out to dinner with my family for a few hours and got home to a flooded home. Who woulda known a little toilet hose could flood a house so fast. Our supply pipe flooded our home when we walked into the house, and it was raining from upstairs. Tony and his whole team that was with him was great they cleaned up quickly, they were fast and on time when they said they would come. Another thing that shocked me was that this was probably one of the cleanest service companies I’ve ever used at my house. Thank you, SERVPRO Murrieta. Your whole staff is amazing. I will definitely let my family and friends know about you guys.” Meredith Casey

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Call Us Today!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storms Causing Pet Anxiety in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A dog and a cat huddle underneath a blanket during a thunderstorm. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

The last thunderstorm brought heavy rain and wind to Murrieta Hot Springs. The thunder and lightning were frightening to many of our furry friends. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers some great tips for managing your pet’s anxiety during a thunderstorm:

How to Help a Scared Pet

The good news is there are lots of things you can do at home to help your pet. Please remember that one thing does not work for all pets—so keep trying and see what works for them.  

  • Keep calm! Your dog is aware of your emotions; they are more likely to get upset if you are.
  • Let them hide. If they prefer to stay under the bed, in a closet or bathroom, let them stay there. 
  • If your pet does not have a place to hide, consider creating a safe place for them. Interior rooms where there is less noise or flashes of light are a good place to start.
  • Try distracting your pet by playing games. You can turn on the TV, play soft music, or give them a food puzzle or kong filled with their favorite item are all great ways to distract your pet. 
  • Anxiety vests or shirts may also help your pet feel calmer

Call Us!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Restoration Services for Fire-Damaged Belongings in Murrieta?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

A family is looking at photographs in an album. We restore fire-damaged photos and documents in Riverside County.

Photograph and Document Drying Services

Our local team in Murrieta has the training, equipment, and experience to restore fire-damaged photographs and important documents to pre-fire conditions. Our fire restoration technicians will pretest your belongings to determine what is salvageable and the best cleaning method to use. Sometimes we cannot save every photo, but we can minimize further damage and restore many.

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Restoration Services

We pretest every item to ensure we use the most effective cleaning method. We use several methods for cleaning your contents, including:

Dry Cleaning - Used to clean light residues or pre-clean before wet cleaning.

Wet Cleaning – This method is effective for removing moderate to heavy residues.

Spray and Wipe - Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.

Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.

Abrasive Cleaning - Involves the agitation of the surface being cleaned.

Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Call Us Today!

When you have fire-damaged belongings in your Murrieta home or business, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Outdoor Water Leaks in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A sprinkler system is watering a lawn. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), outdoor irrigation system leaks can waste about 6300 gallons of water a month. Our local team in Murrieta restores water damage in Murrieta Hot Springs 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Here is some information about outdoor leaks from the EPA:

Outdoor Leaks

If you have an in-ground irrigation system, check it each spring before use to make sure it wasn't damaged by frost or freezing. An irrigation system that has a leak 1/32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. If you need help, hire an irrigation professional certified by a WaterSense labeled program to inspect it for you. These professionals have passed a certification program focused on water efficiency. They will not only help you detect and correct leaks in the system but also maximize its efficiency. 

Tip:  Don't forget garden hoses!  Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in your Murrieta Hot Springs home or business, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Space Heater Fire in Murrieta Hot Springs Home?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

A portable space heater warms a room. We clean and restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Our local team in Murrieta restores fire damage in Murrieta Hot Springs throughout the year. Here are some space heater and heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Install wood-burning stoves following the manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. Do not light the appliance if you smell gas in your gas heater. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Call Us Today!

When you need help with fire damage cleanup and restoration services in your Murrieta Hot Springs home or business, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to serve you. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Chemical Spill in Murrieta Warehouse?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Many layers of chemicals cover a warehouse floor. We clean and restore chemical spills in Riverside County.

Although we are better known for fire water cleanup and restoration services, our local team in Murrieta is also trained and certified to clean and restore chemical spills and biohazards. Murrieta residents and businesses can rely on us to arrive quickly and immediately begin the cleanup process.

Along with the cleanup and safe removal of chemical spills, we offer a full range of biohazard cleaning services, including:

  • Chemical spills
  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Tear gas cleanup

The safe decontamination of a home or business after any form of chemical or biohazard exposure is critical. Our technicians are trained and certified to mitigate these kinds of dangerous situations. Here are some tips from our website on what to do after a contamination:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

Call Us Today!

When you need help cleaning up a chemical spill, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to chemical and biohazard damage emergencies. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Santa Ana Wind Damage in Murrieta?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

A dandelion is blowing in the wind. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

It has been very windy in Murrieta and Riverside County recently. In February, tree-bending Santa Ana winds blew through the region, creating road hazards and hurling objects onto streets and freeways, causing damage to cars and structures. According to the National Weather Service, peak wind gusts were recorded between fifty and seventy miles per hour across the Inland Empire.

According to the National Weather Service, Santa Ana winds occur when air from a region of high pressure over the dry, desert area of the southwestern United States flows westward towards low pressure located off the California coast. These winds are most common during the cooler months of the year, occurring from September through May.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been restoring commercial property damage caused by Santa Ana winds for years. We have experience repairing property damage for businesses of all kinds and in many building types, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

The Santa Ana winds will be with us through May. When strong winds damage your commercial property or home, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to property damage emergencies. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.