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Critical Fire Conditions in Murrieta Hot Springs?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 Fire Season Breaks Records

California is having the worst fire season, breaking records throughout the State. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dry and gusty weather settings are causing critical fire conditions across a large portion of the western United States and into the plains. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) has recorded 7982 wildfires that have burned over 3,627,010 acres to date.

The largest wildfires in California are still under investigation to identify the cause. They are the August Complex, the SCU Lightning Complex fire, the LNU Lightning Complex fire, the North Complex, and the Creek fire. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team on-call 24 hours a day to respond to your call. Our team of fire and water restoration technicians has the training and experience to restore any size fire damage. After a fire is extinguished, there are many clean up and restoration activities that result from the fire, smoke, and soot.

Our fire restoration specialists will:

  • Inspect and provide a fire damage assessment
  • Immediately board-up and roof-tarp any damaged windows, walls, and roofs
  • Water removal and drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of smoke and soot
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Restoration including minor repairs

Call Us Today

Call SERVPRO® of Murrieta today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.”  Here is another article on the fire restoration from our friends in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Water Heater in Murrieta?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A shiny new hot water heater has been installed on a metal platform in a room in a house. Murrieta Hot Springs residents know they can count on us to restore water damage!

Hot Water Heater Blues

It happened. After ten long, uneventful years, my water heater died. Although we lived together in the same house in Murrieta, we hardly knew each other. It wasn’t until I noticed water seeping into the surrounding floor and walls that I noticed that the bottom of the tank had rusted out, causing the leaks and water damage to occur. Luckily, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of water restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day.

While part of the team began the cleanup and restoration process, other technicians inspected and completed the water damage assessment. The standing water was extracted, and air movers and blowers were installed to reduce the humidity in the room. The damaged drywall, baseboards, and flooring were removed. After everything was dry, they repaired the water-damaged area, supervised the installation of the new water heater, and cleaned and sanitized the room. By the time the job was done, you couldn’t even tell there had been any damage!

Call Us Today

You never know when your water heater will fail or when other water damage may happen, but when it does, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your water heater damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Halloween Decoration Fire in Murrieta Hot Springs?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

A pumpkin is shown bursting into flames of a dark Halloween night. Don’t let fire damage spook you in Murrieta!

Spooked by Fire Damage?

Halloween is my favorite holiday because I get to dress up and become another character. Sometimes things get out of hand, and fires can ignite, especially at parties where there are lots of candles and pumpkins lighting walkways where party-goers traipse by in their costumes. Sometimes decorations catch on fire and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), this happens about 800 times each year.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has extensive experience dealing with the aftermath of fires of all sorts and has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to immediately respond to your fire damage emergency. The NFPA offers these tips for having a safe Halloween party:

  • Avoid trailing costume fabric
  • Keep all decorations away from open flames and other hear sources like light bulbs and heaters
  • Use battery-operated candles instead of real candles
  • Place pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far from trick-or-treaters, walkways, and yards
  • Keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working

Call Us Today

No matter what kind of fire or property damage emergency you have, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Apartment Damage in Murrieta?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

An apartment complex is shown with a sparkling blue swimming pool centered between the buildings. We restore all kinds of property damage in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Apartment Restoration Matters in Murrieta

According to the City of Murrieta website, Murrieta has a total city population of 115,231, and about 30 percent of this population are renters. Apartment websites are competing for the same rental business, which means that having an apartment unrentable due to property damage can impact revenue for that apartment complex. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been providing emergency property damage restoration to the Murrieta and Riverside communities for years. The before and after photos demonstrate the high quality of our work. We understand the importance of getting the job done right the first time, and how important it is to get the job done as quickly as possible. We have completed extensive and small restoration projects on a variety of buildings for everything from water and fire damage to mold mitigation. We work on all kinds of properties, including the following:

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

Call Us Today

No matter what kind of property damage emergency you have, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your apartment damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Leaks Causing Damage in Murrieta?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

The profile of a toilet is shown in a house with the lid up. Checking for hidden water damage can prevent costly repairs later in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Are You Flushing Money Down the Toilet?

Water leaks are a common problem for households and can become costly repairs if they are not remedied quickly. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (EPS), the average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Sometimes what appears on the surface to be a minor issue becomes a major repair because hidden water leaks have been allowed to seep into your home’s structure and cause damage to the subfloors, and foundation joists. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been responding to water damage emergencies in the Murrieta area for years and has the advanced technology and a team of water restoration specialists ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day seven days a week. Here is a tip from the EPA on how to detect a leak in your toilet:

  • Place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.

Call Us Today

No matter what kind of water damage emergency you have, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Cleaning Specialists in Murrieta Hot Springs?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

The backs of orange upholstered chairs are shown in an office setting.  Protect your commercial investment by professionally cleaning and maintaining your carpet, blinds, drapes, and upholstery in Murrieta.

First Impressions Matter

They say that the first impression is the most important impression you will make on a person, and just like people, buildings give off a first impression too. Sometimes buildings look fine on the outside until you get inside and smell the “stale air” odor and see the coffee stains dotting the carpet hallways, the grimy touch points on the reception counter, and the waiting room chairs. Yikes! SERVPRO® of Murrieta understands the importance of first impressions and keeping a clean and well-maintained office and work environment. We know that even the highest quality carpet and upholstery will show soil over time.

Commercial Cleaning

Our team of highly trained technicians are certified carpet and upholstery cleaning specialists and have years of experience restoring and maintaining commercial businesses in the Murrieta Hot Springs area. Depending on your needs, we offer a range of cleaning services including:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue

Call Us

SERVPRO® of Murrieta will get the job done right the first time and help you protect your investment. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your carpet and upholstery in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Chemical Spill in Murrieta?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Swirling patterns of a colorful chemical compound covers the floor of a warehouse. We are biohazard removal experts in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Chemical Spills Happen

You would never know by looking at this picture that this swirling mass of beautiful colors are the result of a dangerous chemical spill in a commercial warehouse. Exposure to chemical spills and other biological contaminants can be dangerous to the health of your employees and customers. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been safely cleaning and restoring areas affected by chemical spills for years in the Murrieta area, and has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to any size disaster. Until help arrives, here are some biohazard emergency tips:

Do This 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 HVAC system if there is sewage damage

Don’t Do This After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and avoid rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond to any size biohazard emergency 24 hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard damage in Murrieta “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

What to do when a house is flooded in your city or county

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Residential floods can be caused by many different occurrences including a severe storm, a busted pipe, a leaking toilet, accidental tub overflow, sewage problems, etc. The possibilities are endless! What a homeowner does AFTER the flood happens is very important in Murrieta. SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants to share some post-flood tips. They are as follows:

  • If this was a flood caused by a natural disaster, let friends and family know you are safe
  • Keep children and pets away from the floodwater and all electrical outlets/appliances
  • Remember, electricity can run through plumbing so take extreme caution around active water
  • Furniture and other home décor may be waterlogged so take caution in moving those things because they may be heavier than usual

A residential flood will likely leave behind flood water damage in the home in Murrieta. SERVPRO of Murrieta is trained for situations like this and we are ready to help. Give us a call as soon as safety has been established and confirmed and the home is ready to be cleaned up and restored to its best possible condition. Our goal is to make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of Murrieta.


Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/flood.html

Storm Response Team in Murrieta?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Sunset over Southern California after a Summer storm has blown through. Home and business owners can rely on us to restore storm damage in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Unpredictable Weather Patterns in 2020

We are living in interesting times. I’ve never had the opportunity to make a “sweeping generalization,” but I can honestly say that everyone in the world is facing unprecedented challenges this year. 2020 will go down in history as one of the most highly eventful years this world has ever seen. I don’t think I’ve spent this much time indoors before, and it feels kind of like I’ve lost part of the year. We’ve even had lots of unpredictable weather and rain this year in Southern California, and we still have several more months to go before 2021 arrives!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been helping Murrieta residents and business owners repair storm damage of all kinds and is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you with any size storm damage emergency. Depending on the type of storm damage restoration services you may require we may provide the following:

Call Us Today

You never know when you may need our storm damage restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Murrieta “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Murrieta promotes fire awareness in Los Angeles & San Diego

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

fire burning in a forest, orange and black colors dominates SERVPRO of Murrieta wants to prevent wildfires

Devastation of Fire

Fires move quickly and destructively. A seemingly isolated brush fire can grow to consume dozens of acres in just minutes. A fire in a waste-basket can destroy a small office building or a house in five minutes.   

Even fires that do not destroy buildings cause serious damage. Fire damage goes beyond the fires themselves because soot and smoke travel with the air currents, which can move well beyond the flames.

Call SERVPRO® of Murrieta when fire and its byproducts threaten Murrieta homes and businesses. We have expertise in removing soot and smoke, and in restoring structures and contents from the soot and smoke damage.

We have 24-hour emergency service, and are available 365 days a year.

Our number is (951) 894-4392. 

Be aware of the causes of fire

Brush fires or wildfires may seem unpreventable, but humans cause around 95% of these fires, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Causes include:

  • Electrical sparks from mowers or other garden equipment
  • Downed power lines
  • Improperly controlled camp fires
  • Sparklers or fireworks
  • Sparks from car crashes or tire blowouts

Southern California is an ideal location for fires to start and to grow out of control. There is ample dry vegetation for much of the year, and people live near wild areas that burn easily. The intersection of population with wild vegetation allows fires to spread to homes and offices.

Watch your surroundings

Use power equipment, camp fires, and sparklers carefully.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmurrieta.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration