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Home Fire Escape Plan in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Escape Planning

If a fire breaks out in your home, would your family know what to do? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only one out of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been responding to fire damage emergencies in the Murrieta Hot Springs area for years, and we know that every minute counts when escaping from a fire. Here are some tips for making a fire escape plan from the NFPA:

  • Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.
  • Visit each room. Find two ways out.
  • All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.
  • Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
  • Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
  • Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
  • Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
  • Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
  • Practice your home fire drill!
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SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians will clean and restore your fire damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Laundry Room in Murrieta?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A clean and tidy laundry room is shown. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Murrieta Hot Springs!

Washing Machine Disaster in Murrieta

You should have seen my laundry room after it flooded. It sure didn’t look like this picture! Water covered the entire floor and spilled out into the carpeted hallway. Evidently, the water supply line attached to the back of the washing machine came apart and caused the water damage. I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta and they arrived on site quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They moved the washer and dryer and extracted all of the water from the laundry room floor and hallway. After that, they set up air mover and blowers to completely dry the room to make sure nothing warped in the drying process. They documented the entire drying process and helped me with the insurance paperwork and process.

After the room was completely dry, they cleaned and sanitized the area and cleaned the hall carpets. They also supervised the repair of the washing machine water supply line. By the time they were through you would never know that my laundry room was flooded!


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SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians will clean and restore your water damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire in Murrieta Hot Springs Business?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke-damaged wall and electrical outlet are shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Murrieta.

Backroom Disaster

I was working the night shift at the convenience store when I smelled something burning in the back room. When I investigated, I found the back breakroom filled with smoke, and sparks were coming out of one of the electrical sockets on the wall by the coffee machine! I called Murrieta Fire and Rescue, and they came out and extinguished the fire quickly. After the firefighters left, I was left with a backroom disaster.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to commercial fire damage emergencies day and night in the Murrieta Hot Springs area, and we know how much damage even a small, isolated fire can cause to a structure. We are often the next people on the scene. When we arrive, we conduct a detailed assessment of the damage and immediately board and tarp up any damaged areas, and begin the cleanup and restoration process. Whenever possible, we work to minimize the disruption to your customers and employees. In this case, the store was able to stay operational, and we were able to restore the backroom to preloss condition quickly.

Call Us Today!

 SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians will clean and restore your fire damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Safety Tips for Murrieta

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Thunderstorm watches and warnings

Murrieta has seen some pretty severe weather this year. Santa Ana winds, heavy rain, and thunderstorms have all passed through Riverside County in the first couple of months of 2021.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies in Murrieta throughout the year and offer this helpful information about thunderstorms from the American Red Cross:

Do you know the difference?

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. 

The American Red Cross notes that every year people are killed or seriously injured by severe thunderstorms despite advance warning. While some did not hear the warning, others heard the warning and did not pay attention to it. For more information about thunderstorm safety before, during, and after a thunderstorm, follow this link.

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 SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Our team of highly trained technicians will clean and restore your storm damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for Hearing Impaired People in Murrieta Hot Springs

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke alarm is sounding and emitting a bright light to warn of fire danger. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Murrieta.

Special Devices Warn of Fire Danger

At SERVPRO® of Murrieta, we respond to many fire damage emergencies each year in Murrieta Hot Springs, and we know how quickly a fire can spread. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), having a good emergency evacuation plan should include installing smoke alarms and testing them monthly to make sure they are working properly.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing may not be able to rely on a traditional smoke alarm. The NFPA offers these safety tips for hearing impaired people:

  • Smoke alarms and alert devices are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Strobe lights that flash when the smoke alarm sounds. The lights warn people of a possible fire
  • When people who are deaf are asleep, a pillow or bed shaker can wake them so they can escape. The shaker is activated by the sound of a smoke alarm
  • When people who are hard of hearing are asleep, an alert device that uses a loud, mixed, low-pitched sound can wake them. They may find a pillow or bed shaker helpful. These devices are triggered by the sound of the smoke alarm
  • Research the products and select the ones that best meet your needs

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When your Murrieta home or business experiences fire damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta are ready to respond 24-hours a day. 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.

Gale-force Winds Cause Water Damage in Murrieta?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A brown carpet is in the process of being cleaned. Commercial businesses rely on our fast response time in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Fast response time in Murrieta

In January, there were hundreds of property damage incidents reported in Southern California due to the system of strong storms that moved through the region. Thunderstorms and lightning, gale- force winds, hail, snow, and heavy rain all combined to cause unsafe conditions and property damage.  

The combination of gale-force winds and rain caused water to be blown underneath doors and inside of businesses and residences, saturating the floors and carpeting with water. Our fast response time, together with our powerful water extraction and drying equipment can make a difference in the degree of damage and the cost of the repairs.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been helping homeowners and commercial businesses in the Murrieta area with property damage mitigation for years. We know how important it is to keep your home or business running smoothly, so we have restoration technicians on call to mitigate fire, water, storm, and mold damage, no matter how big the job is.

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When your Murrieta home or business suffers property damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta are ready to respond 24 hours a day. Our restoration technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to mitigate any job. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your water-damaged carpets, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

High Winds Causing Commercial Property Damage in Murrieta?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

A tree is blown over onto a street by high winds. Murrieta businesses rely on us to mitigate storm damage!

High Wind Damage in Southern California

According to the National Weather Service, high wind warnings were in effect through 10 PM on January 20. The dry, hot Santa Ana winds that blew through Southern California causing all kinds of property damage. Downed powerlines, downed trees, overturned big rigs and other high-profile vehicles, and several fires broke out throughout the region. Wind gusts varied anywhere from 25 miles per hour to the highest wind gust recording 95 miles per hour over the Los Angeles Mountains.

Commercial Storm Damage Mitigation

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been helping commercial businesses in the Murrieta area with storm damage restoration for years. We know how important it is to keep your business running, so we have commercial restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day to mitigate storm damage, no matter how big the job is.

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a highly trained team on call and ready to assist you when your Murrieta business experiences commercial storm damage. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24 hours a day and we can typically arrive within four hours of your call to assess the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your commercial storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Preparedness in Murrieta Hot Springs?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Tips for Preventing Storm Damage

You never know when the next storm will hit Murrieta Hot Springs, but as unpredictable as they may be, we can expect to see some more severe weather before this winter season is over.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to many storm damage emergencies where water intrusion has caused damage to a home, and we offer these tips from the Insurance Information Institute on repairing and protecting your home’s exterior from stormwater intrusion:

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage.
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles and make necessary repairs.
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof.

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Skylight in Murrieta?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Skylight Maintenance Tips

We’ve already seen some rainstorms in Murrieta this winter season, and we’ll probably see more rain over the next few months. Although skylights are a popular feature in many homes, they are prone to leaking and cause water damage. SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day and offers these tips for maintaining skylights:

  • If you have a skylight in your home that opens, check to make sure it is fully closing as debris like dirt, leaves, and sticks can prevent your skylight from closing completely.
  • Inspect the roof flashing around the skylight to make sure it is in good shape.
  • Inspect the seals around the glass to make sure there is no cracking that could allow water in.

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If you find water damage around a skylight, check the warranty and have a professional inspect it to ensure it was properly installed. If you discover water intrusion, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to assist you.

We can handle the initial water damage mitigation and the rebuilding of the affected areas if building repairs are needed to return your property to preloss condition. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your water damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism and Graffiti Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

The wall of a commercial business is being defaced with graffiti. Murrieta businesses rely on us to mitigate vandalism and graffiti!

Vandalism and Graffiti Mitigation

Vandalism and graffiti are never a good look for a commercial property or business. Potential customers may be dissuaded from entering your store or offices if they see signs of vandalism. Unfortunately, this form of property damage usually occurs late at night or in the early morning hours. Although we are more readily known for the fire and water restoration work that we do in the Murrieta community, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a full range of specialized commercial cleaning services that surpass what a normal janitorial service does.

We will work quickly to remove the signs of vandalism from your commercial space or home. This includes:

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When your Murrieta Hot Springs business experiences vandalism or graffiti damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to assist you. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.