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Illegal Fireworks Fire in Murrieta Neighborhood?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

People watch a large fireworks display in a public park. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Riverside County.

Our Murrieta team wants everyone to have a safe and fire-damage-free 4th of July holiday! The City of Murrieta’s website reports that fireworks cause thousands of serious injuries and devastating fires every year. Nearly a third of those impacted are children. With years of drought creating brittle landscapes and the ever-increasing risk of unintended fires, Murrieta Fire & Rescue and the Murrieta Police have joined forces to rally against this dangerous and illegal activity.

Know the Law

Fireworks are illegal in Murrieta. It is against the law for individuals to use, possess or sell any type of fireworks in Murrieta. It is also illegal to buy fireworks elsewhere and bring them into the City. A fireworks citation runs $1000. In addition, if you or your child cause a fire due to a fireworks-related activity, you may be responsible for emergency response from firefighting costs.

Top 10 Best 4th of July fireworks in Murrieta, CA

There are many options for viewing community fireworks displays around Murrieta.

  • Ronald Reagan Sports Park
  • Lake Skinner
  • Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium
  • Canyon Lake
  • Anaheim Hills Annual 4th of July Celebration
  • Double Peak Park
  • Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District
  • Heisler Park

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When your Murrieta home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Murrieta Creek Flooding Murrieta Residents?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A creek has overflown its banks. You can count on us to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Our Murrieta team restores storm damage every year in the Murrieta area. The City of Murrieta’s website offers information on safety threats for the region. According to the city’s report on flood hazards, Murrieta lies within the inland portion of the Santa Margarita River Basin. Murrieta Creek and Temecula Creek are the main tributaries of the Santa Margarita River. Murrieta Creek drains approximately 220 square miles of the upper watershed, runs through the Murrieta Valley, and flows through a portion of the city between Interstate 15 and the base of the Santa Rosa Plateau. Stream flows for Murrieta Creek vary, and flooding frequently occurs in Historic Murrieta.

Flooding Safety Tips

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets 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 keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

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When your Murrieta home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Kids Starting Fires in Murrieta?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Stick matches are shown. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Our Murrieta team restores fire damage in Murrieta “Like it never even happened.” Each year thousands of fires are started by kids playing with fire. The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips for preventing children from playing with fire:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. They must tell a grown-up when matches or lighters are found.
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
  • Be a good example! Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner. Never treat them as toys, or children may imitate you.
  • Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media? Teach them specific ways to resist the peer pressure to misuse fire.
  • Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire

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When your Murrieta home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Swimming Pool Leaking and Causing Water Damage to Murrieta Hot Springs Home?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A child is floating in a swimming pool in a colorful inflatable ring. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Murrieta Hot Springs residents love their pools! Our Murrieta team responds to water damage emergencies every year caused by hidden water leaks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a pool leak can weaken your home and pool's foundation and waste hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in one year. Here are some steps from the EPA to tell if your pool is leaking:

  • Grab a clear container and a marker
  • During the test period, turn off the pool auto-fill, do not manually add water to the pool, and avoid splashing water out of the pool
  • Put the container on the pool steps and mark the water level on the outside of the container
  • Now, fill the container with pool water up to the mark you just made so the levels match
  • Mark the water level inside the container
  • Now, wait and give evaporation time to work, usually two to three days. If it rains or is windy, you'll have to perform the test again.
  • Place the container on the pool steps. If the water in the pool is lower than the water in the container, you have a leak
  • If both the pool level and the container water levels are the same, you do not have a leak

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do If My Floor Floods in Murrieta Hot Springs?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Water covers a floor. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

When you find yourself facing a flooded floor in your Murrieta Hot Springs home, there are things you can do to mitigate the damage while waiting for help to arrive. Here are some water damage emergency tips from our Murrieta team's website:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets 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 keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or business has a water damage emergency, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Outdoor Electrical Safety Tips for Murrieta?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Strings of outdoor party lights light up a backyard. We restore fire damage in Riverside County.

Murrieta residents spend a lot of time outdoors during the year. Our team in Murrieta offers these tips from the National Fire Protection Association for outdoor electrical safety: 

Outside Electrical Work

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work
  • To prevent an electrical shock, make sure all your outside electrical receptacles are ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected
  • Have a professional tree cutting service trim any branches that might fall into electric wiring

Equipment Safety

  • Use lighting and power tools that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and make sure they are made for outdoor use
  • Store your electrical tools indoors
  • Keep electric tools away from children
  • Keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clean
  • Check lighting and extension cords for damage before using. Replace any damaged cords right away.
  • Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use.
  • Extension cords are not meant for long-term use

Call Us!

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 and will clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

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

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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.