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SERVPRO Uses Advanced Technology in Murrieta Hot Springs?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is shown using a moisture detection device to measure moisture in a room. Using new technology and techniques saves property owners time and money in Murrieta.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

Property damage repair has never been so high-tech! SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents to know that we invest in high-tech, state-of-the-art equipment to clean and restore property damage quickly and cost effectively.  For instance, recent technological advancements in the field of psychometry allow us to more effectively dry water damaged areas through the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity. We follow industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), for restoration and cleaning as follows.

Moisture Detection, Water Extraction, Drying Equipment and More

Using specialized equipment such as infrared cameras, we can detect and measure moisture levels. Sensitive moisture detectors, like hygrometers, are used to measure moisture saturation levels.

When water damage is present, we use powerful submersible and gas-powered pumps to remove high-level water, and we use truck-mounted and portable extraction pumps that perform efficient water removal.

Air scrubbers, thermal foggers and deodorization agents and OSHA-approved sanitizing and anti-microbial treatments are used when needed to stop the growth of bacterial, fungi, mildew and other harmful microorganisms.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents and business owners to know that no matter form of fire, water, mold, or deep cleaning service you may require, we have the advanced technology and techniques to serve your needs. Call us today at 951-894-4392 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Are You Ready for Wildfire Season in Murrieta?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Two tiny houses are shown sitting next to a cardboard cutout of a fire standing next to a tiny cardboard house sitti Protecting your home from fire damage has never been more important in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Wildfire Season is Coming to Murrieta

Wildland fires are no joke in Murrieta. With the high amount of rain this season comes lots of foliage and grasses and that means lots of fuel for wildfires this Summer. According to the Murrieta Fire Department, wildland fire hazards exist in varying degrees over about 90 percent of Riverside County and the City of Murrieta. The undeveloped hillside areas next to the City of Murrieta are especially vulnerable to wildfire. SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents to know that in the event of fire damage to your home or business, we are Here to Help. ® We follow a seven-step process and will ask you a series of questions when you call to help us respond as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Specialty Trained

Our team of highly trained technicians are ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day and can be on site within four hours of your call. Our technicians are trained and certified in:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today

When you experience a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents to know that we are ready to serve your needs. Call us today at 951-894-4392 to find out about our fire damage cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

24 Hour Emergency Services for Murrieta Commercial Businesses

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

A silver sedan has crashed into a car parked car, pushing the parked car into the side a large brick building, damaging the b Damage to buildings can happen at any time in Murrieta.

Damage to Your Business Can Happen When You Least Expect It

Did you know that in 2017 there were more than six million most car crashes in the nation? According to the National Highway Safety Administration, most car crashes happen in the late afternoon and early evening hours and Saturdays are considered to the be the most dangerous day of the week to drive.

It is not uncommon for property to be damaged in the midst of an accident, and it is important to be able to quickly secure your property and begin the cleanup and restoration process as soon as possible to minimize any disruption to your business. No matter what time  of day you experience damage to your home or business in Murrieta, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond 24 hours a day will be on site to begin the damage mitigation process immediately. We offer the following residential services:

We offer these commercial services:

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants you to know that we are Here to Help. ® Call our experts today at 951-894-4392 to find out about all of our cleanup and restoration services in Murrieta.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

San Diego & Los Angeles Can Rely on SERVPRO of Murietta

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

soot-damaged wall with soot-stained vase SERVPRO of Murietta restores fire-damaged property

SERVPRO® of Murietta hopes fire never damages homes or businesses in the Los Angeles/San Diego region, but if it does, we are Here to Help®

Whatever the disaster, call SERVPRO of Murietta at (951) 894-4392 or contact us online.  We are Faster to any size disaster because we know how important it is to start cleaning up the damage before it gets worse.

Fires cause immediate damage as well as secondary damage. Water and other fire retardants cause additional damage, including microbial growth that causes destruction of its own. Soot and smoke can even metal and concrete. All of these substances can stain fabrics, furniture, and other contents. All cause odors that do not go away without expert cleaning.

SERVPRO of Murietta technicians have the training and the equipment to stop further damage and remediate existing damage. Whenever possible, SERVPRO of Murietta works to restore belongings rather than force you to replace them.

The Red Cross has a helpful guide for anyone in the Los Angeles/San Diego Metro region who is coping with the aftermath of a fire.

When fire and water take control of your life,

we help you take it back

SERVPRO of Murietta is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/home-fire-recovery.html

https://www.SERVPROplantation.com/

SERVPRO of Murietta Treats Every Business as Essential

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Poster: “Social distancing is the new self-care” SERVPRO of Murietta cleaning is self-care

COVID-19 won’t prevent storms, fires, or water damage from slamming Murietta businesses. That’s why SERVPRO® of Murietta is operating and Here to Help®.

Water continues to damage structures, equipment, and contents long after the leak is stopped or the storm is over. Soot and smoke from fires also keep eroding belongings after the fires are gone. SERVPRO of Murietta is Faster to Any Size Disaster no matter what else is happening. We begin removing water or addressing soot, smoke, or microbial growth right away.

SERVPRO of Murietta is also available to clean your business with hospital-grade cleaners, disinfectants, and equipment.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests cleaning and disinfecting before employees or customers get sick.

Reduce the spread of COVID-19 with:

  • Social distancing
  • Wearing face masks
  • Hand-washing
  • Proper cleaning

(951) 894-4392

online

SERVPRO of Murietta is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmurrieta.com/ 

We Have Years of Training and Experience Dealing With Biological Contaminants in Murrieta.

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

A row of people are shown attending a training class. Take advantage of our experience and call us today to clean and restore your home in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Specialty Trained

Did you know that SERVPRO® technicians are required to undergo extensive initial training and take continuous education courses to stay up to speed on technological advancements and industry standards? We conduct cleanup and restoration training and certification courses in the areas of fire and water damage, mold mitigation and remediation, and commercial cleaning and restoration services. With the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, cleaning and sanitizing your home and business have never been more important, and until a cure can be found we must all remain vigilant in our social distancing and personal hygiene practices. SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants to help you keep your home free of biological pathogens in Murrieta Hot Springs. We provide specialty cleaning services to clean and disinfect porous and nonporous household surfaces and high-touch areas using guidelines set by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. 

Ready To Respond   

No matter what your emergency may be, we are Here to Help. ® When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions to determine your needs and will have a team on-site in four hours to begin the mitigation process.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants homeowners and commercial businesses in Murrieta Hot Springs to know that we are available 24 hours a day to respond to water or fire damage emergencies and to provide deep cleaning services 24 hours a day. Call us at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Different Types of Extinguishers in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

graphic talking about different types of fire extinguishers SERVPRO of Murrieta is Here To Help your business when disaster strikes.

All of us at SERVPRO of Murrieta hope your City or County business stays safe from fire.  If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning fire damage and smoke damage. 

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Murrieta recommends you keep, maintain, and know how to use fire extinguishers.  

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the office.

If you see a small fire that you can take care of yourself, use the following tips.  If you have any worries, you and everyone else should leave the office and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

SERVPRO of Murrieta wants you to know that you can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You can get to the fire extinguisher quickly. Fire is fast. Fire damage and smoke damage are less painful than personal injuries
  • You have the right class of fire extinguisher
  • You know how to use the fire extinguisher

SERVPRO of Murrieta explains the Types of Commercial Fire Extinguishers:

Classes A, B, and C fire extinguishers are found in both homes and businesses

  • Class A is for cloth, wood, and paper
  • Class B is for liquids that can burst into flame or explode, such as grease, gasoline, oil, or oil-based paints
  • Class C is for electrical equipment like computers, tools, or anything else that is plugged in
  • Most home-improvement stores sell multi-purpose fire extinguishers: Classes A:B:C
  • Class D is for metals that can burst into flame.  Class D fire extinguishers are usually needed only in some factories
  • Class K is for vegetable and animal oils and fats that are in cooking appliances.  Commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses) often use them

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/ 

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html

Know the Difference in Mold and Mildew in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

green background with mold and mildew on the image When mold or mildew wreak havoc on your Murrieta area business, we can help restore it.

Mold & Mildew in Murrieta

Although both are types of fungi, SERVPRO of Murrietawants to point out some differences between mold and mildew.  Some kinds of fungi are okay, like mushrooms (if you like mushrooms). Some kinds of fungi are definitely not okay, like athlete’s foot. Molds can be useful: penicillin, anyone?  Mildew is never useful.

Murrieta residents can educate themselves about mold and mildew.

Mold/Mildew What it looks like:

  • Usually fuzzy
  • May be brown, yellow, gray, black, white, green, or blue
  • Usually grows in a flat pattern
  • May look powdery or downy
  • Powdery mildew usually starts out white, & often turns yellow, brown, or black
  • Downy mildew usually starts out yellow, then turns brown.

What is not good

  • Can cause damage to homes
  • May cause health problems
  • May be smelly
  • Can damage plants & crops
  • May cause health problems
  • May be smelly

What is not bad

  • Might be edible (grilled portobello tonight?)
  • Some are used in making cheeses
  • Antibiotics
  • Not a thing
  • Really, nothing

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fire in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Women with a cooking fire going on Cooking is the number 1 cause of fire in the US. Make sure that you keep a fire extinguisher handy in case of a fire.

SERVPRO of Murrieta understands that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in your Murrieta home.

To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of Murrieta shares these tips. They make more sense than not cooking at home.

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including dishtowels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stovetop
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside your City or County home.



SERVPRO of Murrieta reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire damage. 

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

How to Use Fire Extinguishers in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

graphic about fire extinguishers Knowing which extinguisher to use and having it on hand is important to keep you safe.

Here at SERVPRO of Murrieta we hope you never experience the devastation that comes with fire damage. However, in the event that disaster strikes, be aware that our IICRC certified technicians are qualified in all aspects of cleaning up the damage left by smoke and fire in your business or residence in Murrieta.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them. 

SERVPRO of Murrieta wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: SERVPRO of Murrieta suggests you remember 

PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

Sweep the nozzle side to side



SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated.