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Damaged Rain Gutters in Murrieta Hot Springs?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

A home is shown with a rain gutter system. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Riverside County.

When working correctly, rain gutters can help prevent water intrusion and water damage to your home. SERVPRO® of Murrieta offers these tips from expert Bob Villa for determining if your rain gutters are damaged:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job. If there is evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

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You never know when your Murrieta Hot Springs home or business will need emergency water damage restoration services, but when they do, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Vacation safety Tips for Murrieta?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A family is shown having a family vacation at the beach. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Riverside County.

Vacation Safety Tips

Many vacationers are forgoing hotel stays and are opting for home short-term home rentals. SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Murrieta and offers these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association for staying safe while on vacation at your “home away from home.”

Fire Safety

  • Smoke alarms should be on every level of the house, outside each sleeping area, and inside every bedroom
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms should be on every level of the home outside sleeping areas
  • Have a fire escape plan and know two ways out of every room
  • Make sure there is a fire extinguisher in the home

Child Safety

  • Avoid deadly tip-overs, don’t let children climb on furniture
  • Keep cleaning supplies in a locked cabinet or out of reach of children
  • Keep all window cords out of reach of children
  • Keep baby’s sleep space free from pillows and blankets and use cribs that meet child protection safety code standards
  • Protect children – be aware of a potentially deadly gap between interior and exterior doors of home elevators

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You never know when your Murrieta home or business will need emergency fire 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 restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Damage in Murrieta?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A shower head is shown with running water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Damaged Shower Situation in Murrieta Home?

In a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), more than half of the shower stall water damage incidents involved a faulty shower pan. Routine inspection of your home’s plumbing systems can often identify plumbing problems before they become a bigger and more costly issue. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been restoring water damage in Murrieta homes for years. According to this study, homes that were more than twenty years old were thirty-seven percent more likely to have water damage involving a shower. Here are some shower loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS:

Inspect tile and grout every six months, paying attention to loose or cracked tiles or cracked and crumbling grout lines. Repair as needed.

Test the shower pan annually by:

  1. Blocking the drain
  2. Fill the shower stall with about one inch of water
  3. Use a pencil to mark the waterline
  4. Leave the water standing in the shower pan for 8 hours
  5. If the water level decreases, contact a plumbing professional

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When your Murrieta home or commercial business requires emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Biohazard Exposure in Murrieta Hot Springs?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A biohazard symbol is shown. We are certified to cleanup and dispose of biohazards in Riverside County.

Although we are better known for fire and water damage restoration, SERVPRO® of Murrieta’s technicians are also trained and certified to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly. Sewer backups and flood water are two common examples of biohazard exposure. We follow health regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) Our technicians wear protective gear and use specialized equipment. Here are some tips for what to do after contamination while waiting for help to arrive:

Is it safe to stay in the house?

  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences
  • Floodwater can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform

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

24-Hour Emergency Service

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible.

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When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business requires biohazard cleanup and removal, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Monsoonal Moisture in Murrieta?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Last month there were flash flood warnings and thunderstorms in Southern California, and monsoonal moisture affected the region. SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Murrieta, and offer these helpful tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • When thunder roars, go indoors. A sturdy building is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of thunderstorms. Be ready to change plans, if necessary, to be near a shelter.
  • When you receive a thunderstorm warning or hear thunder, go inside immediately
  • If indoors, avoid running water or using landline phones. Electricity can travel through plumbing and phone lines.
  • Protect your property. Unplug appliances and other electric devices.
  • If boating or swimming, get to land and find a sturdy, grounded shelter or vehicle immediately
  • If necessary, take shelter in a car with a metal top and sides. Do not touch anything metal.
  • Avoid flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

Call Us!

When your Murrieta home or commercial business requires storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Fire in Murrieta Hot Springs?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A lit gas burner on a stove in a home is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Riverside County.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Murrieta Hot Springs, and offer these helpful tips from the National Fire Protection Association on cooking safety:

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains - away from your stovetop

If you have a cooking fire

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed

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When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business requires emergency fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Indoor Plumbing Systems Maintenance Tips for Murrieta?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

Plumbing pipes underneath a sink are shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Water damage can become a costly repair if the damage is allowed to remain unmitigated for too long. Routine inspection and maintenance of your indoor plumbing systems may help to avoid costly repairs. SERVPRO® of Murrieta offers these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for inspecting indoor plumbing systems

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

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When your Murrieta home or commercial business requires emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Team in Murrieta?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

An employee is using a laptop computer with headphones on. We employ some of the highest trained and certified restoration technicians in Riverside County.

At SERVPRO® of Murrieta, our technicians and office team are required to undergo initial and ongoing continuous training and education to stay up-to-speed with industry best practices and new technologies.

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our technicians are immersed in IICRC coursework on the topics of water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

This is a voluntary program that is designed so SERVPRO franchise employees can study and work at their own pace to attain specialized training and certification after completing the course materials and an examination on these modules:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Initial, e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes

After the 15-day intensive training, other training cover many restoration topics, including:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

We also provide web-based training to give our employees access to ongoing education and e-learning. It is a voluntary program that is designed to keep office staff and technicians up-to-speed on industry standards.

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When your home or commercial business requires emergency property damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

More Happy Customers in Murrieta?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

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Murrieta wants to know!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to property damage emergencies in Murrieta throughout the year. Our customers are a testament to our commitment to excellence. Here are some recent Google Reviews:

“SERVPRO Team was amazing, especially David, Noah, and Anthony. Very professional, clean, Courteous, kind, and they came out to my home very fast after contacting them. I’m very happy with their service. I Highly recommend this business. They will not disappoint!!!” Mayra Agredano

“David and Noah were professional and hardworking. They explained everything that was happening and kept my house as neat as possible. Anthony was friendly and responsive and helped us understand the process of damage mitigation.” Ann McNiece

“The team from SERVPRO of Murrieta was excellent. Their attention to detail was superb. They explained everything before starting the project and made sure we understood what was going to happen to repair the water damage. They cared for our home like it was their own home. Also, they were CLEAN!!! They covered everything, even the walkways.” AD Potter

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business requires emergency property damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your property damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Mold Damage in Murrieta?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on the wall inside of a shelving unit. We are trusted leaders in commercial mold mitigation and remediation in Riverside County.

Mold Problem in Murrieta Business?

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to commercial mold damage emergencies in Murrieta throughout the year. Mold is always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, and when it finds the perfect moist and warm conditions, it can colonize very rapidly. Here is some information from our website about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems, or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Mold colonies may produce allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may return
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business requires commercial mold damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your mold damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.