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Fire Damage in Murrieta?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A house is on fire. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Riverside County.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Riverside County. We know that our fast response time is key to saving our customers time and money in many cases. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top five causes of home fires in the United States are cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire settings, and smoking materials. Here are some home fire statistics from the NFPA:

  • Between 2014 to 2018, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, while smoking was the leading cause of home fire deaths
  • More than one-quarter (27 percent) of reported fires in 2014-2018 occurred in homes. Even worse, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of civilian fire deaths and almost three-quarters (73 percent) of all reported injuries were caused by home fires.
  • During these five years, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 353,100 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths, 11,030 civilian fire injuries, and $7.2 billion in direct property damage.

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When your Murrieta home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Toilet Trouble in Murrieta Hot Springs?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A toilet is flushing. We restore water damage quickly and efficiently in Riverside County.

Toilet troubleshooting in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Water damage emergencies happen to the best of us. If you have indoor plumbing, you are likely to have a water damage emergency at some time in your life. At SERVPRO® of Murrieta, we respond to water damage emergencies throughout the year and know that some water damage and plumbing emergencies can be prevented. The Institute for Business and Home Safety lists these prevention and maintenance tips for keeping toilets in good working order:

  • Be patient after you flush and wait for the valve to finish refilling the tank and bowl completely. If an overflow looks imminent, lift off the tank cover, lift the float to shut off the water flow to the tank, and then turn off the supply valve.
  • Twice a year, inspect a toilet’s components, such as the fill, supply, flush valves, and the supply line. Make sure you can turn off the water supply. If you have older screw-type valves that are hard to turn or start leaking, consider replacing them with simpler ball valves that are easy to shut off quickly.

Call Us!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in Murrieta?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shown wearing a hazmat suit. We provide COVID-19 cleaning and decontamination services 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

COVID-19 cleaning and decontamination services have never been more important for securing consumer and employee confidence. SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants commercial businesses to know we have the advanced training, experience, and equipment necessary to address biological contaminants and viruses. We can provide proactive deep cleaning for your facility or home while adhering to the highest standards.

EPA-Approved Cleaning Products and Specialized Training 

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routinely cleaning porous and nonporous surfaces, especially high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, and phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. We use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved products and adhere to CDC guidelines.

We use hospital-grade disinfectants recommended by the CDC to treat pathogens similar to the coronavirus. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. We recognize the importance of keeping up-to-speed on current industry standards and new technological advances.

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When your Murrieta business requires deep cleaning services outside the scope of routine janitorial cleaning, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® We are on-call 24 hours a day for COVID-19 cleanings in support of our local businesses. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  

Wind Damage in Murrieta?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A tree has fallen over. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been restoring storm damage in Murrieta for years. Although high winds can cause property damage, there are things homeowners can do to minimize the damage. Here are some wind damage mitigation tips from State Farm Insurance:

Traditional Homes

  • Keep your home firmly anchored in high winds by having anchor bolts with heavy-gauge and square bolt washers installed to connect your floor to the foundation
  • Reinforce the rest of the frame by connecting wall and floor components with properly installed plywood or oriented strand board and attach roof trusses or rafters to the walls with metal connectors
    • On existing homes, this can be done when replacing siding

Manufactured Homes

  • Manufactured homes are more prone to damage from high winds as a result of non-permanent foundations
  • Inspect all straps and tie-downs regularly for rust, weakness, or wear and have repairs made immediately

Windows

  • Install windows rated for the wind speeds in your region
  • For the best protection in hurricane-prone areas, install impact-resistant permanent shutters that meet applicable building code approved standards

Call Us Today!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your Murrieta home or commercial business, 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.

Halloween Party Safety Tips for Murrieta Hot Springs?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A Halloween party with lots of Jacko Lanterns and candles. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Candles are commonly used during the holidays. SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants everyone to have a safe holiday season this year and offers these candle safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
  • Keep candles at least 1 foot away from anything that can burn
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy and won’t tip over easily
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface
  • Light candles carefully and keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container
  • Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home
  • Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles.
  • Think about using flameless candles in your home. They look and smell like real candles.

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business, 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.

High Customer Ratings in Murrieta?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A person is giving a five-star review. We restore water damage and make our customers happy in Riverside County.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Murrieta, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. In all that we do, our goal is complete customer satisfaction, and this focus has allowed our business to thrive. Here is a recent Yelp review:

“From the first call to the last day seeing SERVPRO of Murrieta they were awesome. Everyone was so friendly, kind, polite, and very professional. Every step of the process we felt so comfortable with SERVPRO. Jesse and Gabe were awesome. They worked very clean and very fast. They definitely impressed me. From a huge mess from a slab leak we had they made the process so much better. The project manager Anthony was fantastic as well, and he always followed up and made sure everything was going well. Great job, SERVPRO of Murrieta, in servicing and cleaning up our mess at our Temecula property. Thank you, guys!” Kyle S.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Outbreak in Murrieta Home?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is shown covered in mold. We mitigate and remediate mold damage in Riverside County.

Do you have a musty odor in your home? If so, you might have a mold problem. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been mitigating and restoring mold damage in Murrieta for years.

Here are some Mold Damage Emergency Tips from our website on things you can do and not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Murrieta for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us!

You never know when your Murrieta home or commercial business will need mold mitigation and 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 mitigate and remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Murrieta Hot Springs Business?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

The front of a coffee shop is shown. We clean and restore commercial property damage in Riverside County.

Do you know that SERVPRO® of Murrieta performs a wide array of commercial cleaning and restoration services in Murrieta Hot Springs? We have experience working on all kinds of buildings and business settings.

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

We provide a full range of commercial property damage restoration services, including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Although we are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. These deep-cleaning services exceed the scope of routine janitorial service and are designed to keep your business looking its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us!

You never know when your Murrieta Hot Springs business or home will need cleaning or 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 commercial business, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

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.

Call Us!

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

Call Us!

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

Call Us!

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)

Thunderclouds and lightning are shown. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in Riverside County.

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

Call Us!

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.

Call Us Today!

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.

Call Us!

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)

A happy family is shown. We are trusted leaders in property damage restoration in Riverside County.

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.

Flooding in Murrieta Hot Springs?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded street is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Riverside County.

Does My Insurance Policy Cover this?

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to more water damage emergencies in Murrieta Hot Springs than any other form of property damage each year. It is important to review your homeowner's or renters' insurance policy and see what kinds of water damage the policy covers.

Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute to help you understand the different types of water policies:

Homeowners and Renters Insurance Policies

Homeowners' and renters' insurance provides coverage for burst pipes, wind-driven rain, and damage resulting from ice dams on your roof. Generally speaking, water that comes from the top down—such as rainfall and burst sprinklers—is covered by a standard homeowners policy.

Sewer and Drain Policies

Some policies cover sewer and drain backups, but many do not; however, you can purchase a sewer backup rider to your homeowner's or renters' coverage.

Flooding from Rivers

Typically, water that comes from the bottom up—such as an overflowing river—is covered by a separate flood insurance policy, which can be purchased from the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and from some private insurers. If you live in a flood-prone area, learn more about appropriate coverage.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business requires 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 in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold-damaged Business in Murrieta?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall. We mitigate and remediate commercial mold damage in Riverside County.

Mold Problem in Murrieta Business?

First comes water damage, then, if the water damage is not taken care of quickly, there may be mold damage. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been mitigating and remediating commercial mold damage for Murrieta businesses for years and offer this helpful information for understanding mold from our website:

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may return
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, on clothes and pets, or air conditioning and heating systems
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent to discourage mold growth

Our technicians are specially trained in the following disciplines to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

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When your home or commercial business needs mold mitigation and remediation 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.” 

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Storm Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding in Murrieta Hot Springs?

Flooding can happen at any time. If storm drain channels get obstructed by leaves or debris roadways can flood. Flooding can happen anytime there is heavy rainfall, so it is always good to be prepared.  SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been mitigating and restoring storm damage for the residents and businesses in Murrieta Hot Springs for years, and offer these flood safety tips from the American Red Cross

Staying Safe

  • Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so by local authorities
  • Boil tap water until water sources have been declared safe
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Continue listening to local area radio, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) radio, or Television stations for the latest information and updates
  • Don’t use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded
  • Dispose of any food that comes into contact with floodwater

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When your home or commercial business needs storm mitigation services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your storm damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Murrieta Pets?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta mitigates fire damage in Murrieta throughout the year. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), pets or wild animals have a part in starting over 750 home fires per year. The NFPA reports that these fires involve cooking equipment, fireplaces and chimneys, space heaters, lamps, bulbs, wiring, and candles.

Here are some pet safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Pets are curious. They may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves and countertops.
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place
  • Keep pets away from a chimney’s outside vents
  • Have a “pet-free zone” of at least three feet away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Consider battery-operated, flameless candles. They can look and smell like real candles.
  • Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional?

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When your home requires fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your fire damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Bill Too High in Murrieta Hot Springs?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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It’s always a good idea to periodically inspect your home for water leaks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water leaks from over eleven million homes amount to one trillion gallons of water waste each year in the United States. SERVPRO® of Murrieta mitigates water damage in Murrieta Hot Springs homes throughout the year, and many of these restorations could have been minimized if the water damage had been discovered sooner.

Here are some tips from the EPA for checking and determining if you are wasting water, and if so, how to check for leaks:

Take a look at your water usage during a colder month, such as January or February. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there are serious leaks.

Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.

Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after ten minutes, you have a leak.

Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks.

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When your Murrieta Hot Springs home requires emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

High Customer Satisfaction in Murrieta?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Happy Customers in Murrieta.

At SERVPRO® of Murrieta, we know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money. Every minute counts when responding to a property damage emergency, and our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to mitigate any size water or fire damage emergency. Here are some customer testimonials from our website:


“I had a busted water heater that leaked and caused extensive water and mold damage in my storage closet. Anthony, along with Frank and the team of workers did an outstanding job with the removal of damaged drywall, flooring, and mold remediation. I would definitely recommend SERVPRO of Murrieta to anyone if needed for a similar job.” Dana W., Riverside


“SERVPRO of Murrieta did a great job drying out our house. They were recommended by our insurance. Anthony was always available to answer my calls and help with getting a plumber. Dylan came out and helped when we had a second leak. Gabriel, Jessie, and Mark did a great job cleaning up the water and setting up the equipment.” Janaye P., San Jacinto

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When your Murrieta home experiences a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Odor Problem in Murrieta?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Oh, that smell!

I started noticing a bad odor in my Murrieta store, and I couldn’t locate the source. I had to do something about it fast because I was losing business. Customers would walk in and turn around and walk out.

I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta, and they came out and located the source of the smell. In the crawl space in my ceiling, a large rat had died, causing the awful smell that was permeating the air in my store. The SERVPRO technicians removed the dead rat and cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized my store. Now you would never know my store ever had an odor problem!

At SERVPRO of Murrieta, we don’t mask odors; we locate, identify, and properly remove the offensive odors. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry.

By identifying the source and cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

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When your Murrieta business experiences an odor problem, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll remove and deodorize your odor problem, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Planning for Murrieta Residents?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been responding to storm damage emergencies for years in Murrieta and Riverside County, and we offer these tips for helping families prepare for emergencies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Here are FEMA’s guidelines for considering the specific needs in your household:

As you prepare your plan, tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance.  Keep in mind some of these factors when developing your plan:

  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

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When your Murrieta home or business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to mitigate storm damage emergencies in Murrieta. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wildfire Preparedness in Murrieta?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

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The Wildfire Season is Coming to California

Wildfire preparedness and safety have never been more important for California. Last year firefighters responded to over 52,113 wildfires that burned 8,889,297 acres in California.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been responding to fire damage emergencies for years in the Murrieta area, and we offer these landscaping tips from the National Fire Protection Association to increase your wildfire safety:

Tips for Landscaping Around Your Home

  • REMOVE dead vegetation and other flammable materials, especially within the first five feet of the home
  • KEEP your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to help reduce fire intensity.
  • PRUNE tree limbs so the lowest branches are six to ten feet above the ground to help reduce the chance of fire getting into the crowns of the trees
  • MOVE construction material, trash, and woodpiles at least thirty feet away from the home and other outbuildings.
  • DISPOSE of branches, weeds, leaves, pine needles, and grass clippings that you have cut to reduce fuel for fire

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to mitigate fire damage emergencies in Murrieta. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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I followed my nose.

I smelled a musty odor in my house. My house Murrieta Hot Springs house is professionally cleaned each week, so I found this odor especially disturbing and followed my nose. Sure enough, I discovered mold growing in the cabinet beneath my kitchen sink and along my kitchen baseboards. I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta. When they arrived, they inspected the area and found a hidden water leak behind my cabinets. They explained that the leak would have to be repaired, and the excess moisture would have to be removed from the area before they could remediate the mold.

Mold Remediation Process

  1. Emergency Contact - (951) 894-4392
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Facts About Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/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.

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When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or business experiences a mold problem, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained technicians will remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Inspection in Murrieta?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Storms Happen in Murrieta

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Murrieta area and has been busy this year helping residents and commercial businesses mitigate storm damage of all kinds. The first part of 2021 has brought some surprising weather events and severe weather, and now that spring is here, it is a good time to inspect your home for storm damage and make all necessary repairs. Murrieta experienced high winds and hail in March, so it would be a good idea to inspect your home and roof for wind damage.

Visual Inspection of the Home

Walk around your house and look at it from the ground up. Look for cracked or broken windowpanes and repair any caulking or weather strips that may be damaged or loose. Check for loose siding and any soffits or metal trim that may be damaged. Don’t forget to inspect your roof gutters and downspouts and remove and debris that may have blown in during the storm. Inspect the roof and replace any missing or damaged shingles or tiles and make sure the flashing is in good shape.

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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 Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hail Damage in Murrieta?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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Hail 101

Murrieta experienced hail and severe weather in March. Atmospheric instability combined with very cold temperatures caused a series of hailstorms to fall over Murrieta and areas nearby on March 11.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergency calls 24-hours a day in the Murrieta area and have seen the damage caused by the high winds, hail, and heavy rain.

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), hail is defined as a form of precipitation consisting of solid ice that forms inside thunderstorm updrafts. Here are some more interesting facts about hail from the NSSL:

·      Hailstones are formed when raindrops are carried upward by thunderstorm updrafts into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere and freeze

  • Hailstones grow by colliding with liquid water drops that freeze onto the hailstone’s surface
  • The largest hailstone recovered in the United States fell in Vivian, South Dakota, on June 23, 2010, with a diameter of eight inches and a circumference of 18.62 inches. It weighed almost two pounds
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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 Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

Call Us Today!

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)

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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.

Call Us Today!

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.

Call Us Today!

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.

Flooding Damage in Murrieta Business?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

A pipe has burst and is spewing water in a commercial building. We respond to commercial damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Murrieta and Murrieta Hot Springs!

Burst Pipe Bummer

Early one winter the morning I got a call that my Murrieta Hot Springs store was flooded. Evidently, a pipe burst, and the free-flowing water quickly flooded the warehouse and business offices, damaging some inventory, the office furniture, and the boxes of orders that were waiting to be shipped out the next day. Fortunately, I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta, and they mobilized a team of restoration technicians who arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

They shut off the water to the burst pipe and used extraction equipment to remove the water from the floors. They set up air movers and air blowers to remove the excess moisture from the warehouse and office areas and their quick response allowed me to salvage the inventory and shipments that were exposed to the water.

Two days later you would never know there had been any water damage!

Call Us!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs business experiences commercial damageSERVPRO® 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 and usually arrive within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process.

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.

Snow in Murrieta?

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Light snow blankets the side of a hill. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Murrieta Hot Springs!

It’s Been Known to Happen

On December 31, 2014, a Canada storm brought cold weather and snow that blanketed the mountains in southwest Riverside County and some of the cities. There was an estimated 1.5 inches of snow that fell overnight in Murrieta alone. Some other cities in southwest Riverside County recorded snowfall:

  • La Cariso Village, south of Lake Elsinore: 10 inches
  • French Valley Airport: 2 to 2.5 inches
  • Horsethief Canyon, 8 miles northwest of Lake Elsinore: 6 inches estimated
  • Temecula: 2-3 of "heavy wet snow" on the south side of town

Although snow in Murrieta falls infrequently, storms and severe weather do occur and cause damage to properties, and when this happens, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day and usually arrive within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We will tarp and board up any compromised areas to prevent further damage and we work quickly and with minimal disruption to you and your family.

Call Us Today!

When your Murrieta home experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to assist you. 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.

Ember-Ignited Fire in Murrieta Neighborhood.

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A backyard with a view of a golf course is shown with wooden chairs in front of an outdoor fire pit. Murrieta residents count on us to restore fire damage!

Ember fire prevention tips

It was a cool winter evening in Murrieta. We lit the outdoor firepit, and a gust of wind came and blew some of the embers up and onto the deck above us, causing a fire to break out. It happened so fast. Although the Murrieta Fire Department responded quickly to our call and extinguished the fire before it could spread to other parts of the house, there was still a lot of fire and water damage left from the firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day, and cleans and restores all kinds of property damage. Research published by the National Fire Protection Association and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety reports that deck fires have a better chance of igniting when fuel sources are closer together.  Here are some tips for minimizing fire risk from windblown embers to decks:

  • Do not store items that can ignite underneath a deck.
  • Increase the gap between deck boards from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch.
  • Increase joist spacing from 16 inches to 24 inches
  • Apply a foil-faced self-adhering flashing tape (foil-faced bitumen tape) on the top of each joist.

Call Us!

When your Murrieta home experiences fire damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is here to serve you. 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.

Party Disaster in Murrieta Hot Springs

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Broken champagne glasses and confetti and party decorations cover a wooden floor. We clean and restore property damage in the Murrieta area.

Party Gone Wrong

My teenaged kids decided to have a party last year while I was out of town on business. Someone got the bright idea to print flyers and send invitations out via social media. I bet you can guess the rest. . .

 I came home early to find that hundreds of party-goers had converged on my Murrieta Hot Springs home, and the place looked like a war zone. There was broken glass, confetti, muddy carpets, and someone had thrown my potted plants in the pool. I called the police, and they came and helped me evacuate all of the people, and I know my kids learned a hard lesson that night.

Thankfully SERVPRO® of Murrieta provides specialty cleaning services that go way beyond a routine janitorial service, and they sent a crew out and that went to work immediately. The crew removed all of the party debris, cleaning the entire house from top to bottom, cleaned the front and back yards, and even fished my plants out of the pool!

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta offers a range of specialty cleaning services to residents and business owners in the Murrieta Hot Springs area, and we are on call 24 hours a day to serve you. 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.

Hoarding Situation in Murrieta Hot Springs?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

A Mediterranean House is shown on a residential street on a sunny day. We cleanup and restore properties damaged by hoarding in Murrieta.

Bad rental situation

It had been a year since I did the last inspection on my rental property in Murrieta Hot Springs. The former resident lived alone and had recently passed away, so I knew there would be some things left in the house that would need to be removed. From the outside, the house appeared to be in good condition, but when I went inside, I was faced with a hoarding situation. Garbage, stacks of newspapers and magazines, clothes sat in piles on the furniture, and the kitchen looked and smelled awful. I recognized at once that this was a hoarding situation and that I would need to call in a professional service to clean and restore my rental property.

I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta and they sent a clean up and restoration team out who took care of everything. They removed and disposed of the contents of the house, and then completely cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized the walls, floors, carpets, bathrooms, and kitchen. They repainted the interior and by the time they completed the job, you would never know that there had been a hoarding situation!

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been commercial property owners mitigate property damage for years in the Murrieta Hot Springs area and we are on call 24 hours a day to serve you. 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.

Windy Weather Property Damage in Murrieta?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A tree has blown over and damaged part of a house. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Murrieta Hot Springs!

Timber!!!

The storm that blew through southern California and Murrieta in November sure did a number on my house. The high winds blew over a tree from my neighbors’ yard that landed on part of my house but fortunately only managed to take out a couple of windows and part of the roof. The damage happened in the early morning hours, and I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta.

They arrived on site quickly, boarded up the broken windows, and tarped the roof's damaged part to prevent rain from getting inside the house. Then they removed the broken glass and tree debris from around the perimeter of my house. After the tree was removed from my roof and taken away, they returned and completed the rest of the restoration work. In a few days, my house looked just like it did before the storm damage!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta offers many storm-related services to assist you. These services include:

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been helping residents and commercial property owners mitigate storm damage for years in Murrieta and we are on call 24 hours a day to serve you. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Backup in Murrieta Hot Springs?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

A white toilet is shown in a clean bathroom. We respond to sewage spill emergencies 24 hours a day in Murrieta!

Sewage spill at 3 AM?

Category 3 “black water” spills are the most dangerous and unsanitary spills a person can be exposed to. Sewage backup and spills are considered biohazards and can cause severe illness or death if ingested, so any contact should be avoided. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained and certified technicians trained to mitigate sewage and other black water spills and emergencies safely. The sources of black water spills include:

  • Flooding from rivers or streams
  • Water from beyond the toilet trap
  • Water from the toilet bowl with feces
  • Standing water that has begun to support microbial growth

 This dangerous, category 3 “black water” may contain:

  • Untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta knows that sewage backups and spills should be considered an emergency and should be handled as soon as possible. Every second counts when it comes to mitigating a category 3 water damage emergency, and we are on call 24 hours a day and have the specialized training, experience, and equipment necessary to safely and efficiently mitigate your damage. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your sewage spill in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Property Restoration in Murrieta?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

The silhouette of a man inventorying boxes in a warehouse is shown. We restore all kinds of commercial property damage in Murrieta.

24 Hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO® of Murrieta restores commercial property damage caused by fire, water, storm, vandalism, and biohazardous spills, and we offer a number of services to help you get your Murrieta business up and running again as quickly as possible. We respond to property damage emergencies 24 hours a day and have the advanced technology, equipment, training, and experience to handle any size disaster. We know that every second counts when it comes to restoring property damage, so we try to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers by getting the damage repaired as soon as possible.

Commercial Large Loss Division

Because we are part of a network of over 1900 SERVPRO Franchises in the United States, we have access to the SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division. These teams of elite large-loss specialists are strategically positioned across the nation and can be mobilized quickly to handle any size disaster. Each team is supervised by a commercial operations manager who serves as your point of contact for the job from start to finish.

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 property damage in Murrieta, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Door in Murrieta Hot Springs?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A man’s hand is shown caulking cracks in the wooded frame around his door. Murrieta residents know we are water damage specialists!

It’s That Time of Year

Every time it rains, water seeps into my house from a leaking door frame and seal. It seems like I should remember to fix the leak, but I only remember again the next time it rains. That stopped when I realized termites were attracted to the moisture in the wood around my door. If only I had caulked that leaking seal two years ago!

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has been serving the Murrieta and the Murrieta Hot Springs area for years and we have mitigated property damage caused by water intrusion for many residents and commercial business owners. We used advanced technology and specialty equipment to safely restore your property to preloss condition. We are proud of our team of highly trained and certified technicians, and we never cut corners. You can always rely on us to do the job right the first time!

Before it rains, take some time and inspect your home’s exterior for any cracks or broken door and window seals and fix them. A little prevention now will go along way in keeping your home watertight this season.

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need help mitigating water damage, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Grocery Store Flood in Murrieta Hot Springs?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

The refrigerated food section of a grocery store is shown. We respond to property damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Murrieta.

Service on Aisle One

You never know when a bank of refrigerators is going to break down and flood the floor of the Murrieta grocery store you manage. There is food that has to be relocated until the refrigeration system is repaired, there is water pooling on the floor that has to be extracted, and there is the danger to your customers and employees that they may slip and fall on a wet spot. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of Murrieta has highly trained and experienced commercial restoration technicians on call to restore commercial property damage, no matter how big the job is.

We understand the challenge of mitigating commercial property damage emergencies and we know how critical it is to restore the damage to preloss condition as quickly as possible. We know that every minute that aisle is blocked off is a minute of lost revenue for your store, so we work to repair the damage with minimal disruption to your customers and employees. By the time we complete the job you will never know there had been any damage!

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta provides 24-hour emergency service in Murrieta and we typically can be on site within four hours of your call. We specialize in restoring commercial properties back to preloss condition. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Winter is Coming to Murrieta

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Dark storm clouds and lightning can be seen from a road, up ahead in the distance. We restore storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Protecting Your Home

The American Red Cross is encouraging people in southern California and Murrieta to prepare for winter weather by protecting our homes and making sure we are ready to face whatever storms and other natural events this winter season brings us. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has highly trained and experienced storm restoration technicians on call to restore property damaged by storms, no matter how big the job is. Here are some tips from the Red Cross on protecting your home for winter storms:

·Check to see that home heating sources are installed according to local codes and clean and in working order.

·Make sure to plug space heaters into the wall socket. Do not use an extension cord.

·Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out.

·Cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide an extra layer of insulation to keep cold air out.

·Make sure your fireplace, and coal or wood-burning stoves are properly vented and in good working order.

·Dispose of ashes safely.

·Refuel kerosene heaters with the correct fuel for your unit. Refuel outdoors only and only use kerosene heaters where permitted by law. Make sure the area is properly ventilated.

·Be cautious of fire hazards when storing fuel of any kind.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta provides 24-hour emergency service in Murrieta and we typically can be on site within four hours of your call. We specialize in restoring storm damaged properties back to preloss condition. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Murrieta provides only the best water damage restoration services for its clients

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

A road sign points to the City of Murrieta. Southern California is a gem to SERVPRO of Murrieta

Full Water Restoration Services plus Cleaning

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has highly trained and experienced water restoration technicians on call to restore property (and the contents as well) damaged by water, no matter how big the job is.

We provide 24-hour emergency service: homeowners and business owners spend less time worrying because we get on the job site and start cleaning and restoration, regardless of the day or time.

Our number is 951-894-4392.  Call us anytime, any day.

SERVPRO of Murrieta also provides cleaning services for residential and commercial clients.

We also provide trivia!

Murrieta is “the gem of the valley,” which is why there’s a diamond featured on the seal and street signs.   

Tidbits about diamonds

·       The largest rough diamond ever found weighed 3,106 carats, which is edging up to 22 ounces, which is around 1.36 pounds. 

·       That rough diamond became 105 cut and polished diamonds.

·       There is a star that astronomers believe is made of carbon under pressure, which means it is a diamond. The discoverers named the star “Lucy” after “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

·       Hardly anyone wanted to buy brown-colored diamonds until someone came up with the idea to call them “chocolate diamonds.”

·       Diamonds stick to grease (or grease sticks to diamonds), so it’s a good idea to remove diamond rings when taking care of the car or doing the dishes.

We want Murrieta to sparkle.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Critical Fire Conditions in Murrieta Hot Springs?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

wildfire in hills Murrieta residents know we are fire restoration specialists!

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

Severe Weather in Murrieta?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

An orange glowing sunset is emphasized by thunderclouds and multiple lightning strikes. We repair and restore all kinds of storm damage in Murrieta Hot Springs.

California Thunderstorms

Although they do not occur as commonly as in other states, Southern California and the Murrieta Hot Springs area is no stranger to thunderstorms and severe weather. High winds can cause exterior damage to your home or business and can become a costlier repair if left untreated for too long. Last winter hail and heavy rain caused damage and flooded roadways in many parts of Southern California. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has years of experience mitigating storm damage of all kinds and offers these guidelines from the National Weather Service to keep you and your family safe:

  • Stay inside in a sturdy building or shelter that can protect you from deadly lightning, large hail, damaging winds, flooding rain, and tornadoes
  • Once inside the shelter, stay away from windows and avoid electrical equipment and plumbing
  • Bring pets inside
  • Secure loose outdoor objects if you have time
  • Postpone outdoor activities until the storms have passed
  • Get out of boats and away from bodies of water
  • If caught outside take shelter in a sturdy enclosed building or a hard-top automobile. Avoid open spaces, high ground, and metallic objects

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on call and ready to respond to any size storm damage emergency, day or night. Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Murrieta Hot Springs “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Prevention Safety Zones in Murrieta?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Ignition Zones

In a report published by the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA),  home ignition zones are areas around a home that span out to 200 feet and each zone has various methods and landscape design strategies that can be used to decrease fire behavior. SERVPRO® of Murrieta has seen firsthand the benefits of using fire prevention strategies and has years of experience restoring fire damage in Murrieta. Here are some “immediate zone” safety tips from the NFPA report:

Start with the house and then move into the landscaping section.

  • Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves, debris and pine needles that could catch embers
  • Replace or repair any loose or missing shingles or roof tiles to prevent ember penetration
  • Reduce embers that could pass through vents in the eaves by installing one-eighth inch metal mesh screening.
  • Clean debris from exterior attic vents and install one-eighth inch metal mesh screening to reduce embers.
  • Repair or replace damaged or loose window screens and any broken windows
  • Screen or box-in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
  • Move any flammable material away from wall exteriors
  • Remove anything stored underneath decks or porches

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of highly trained technicians on call with a typical response time of 60 minutes. 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.

Lithium Battery Fire in Murrieta Hot Springs?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

A smartphone has exploded into flames while hooked up to a lithium battery charger. We are fire damage restoration specialists in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Lithium Batteries Can Cause Fire Damage

According to a report published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA), lithium batteries can spontaneously ignite and explode from overheating. Some of the many causes are electrical shorts, overcharging, manufacturer defects, and poor design. When the battery is overheated it causes a chain reaction of events called thermal runaway, that occurs inside the battery when the internal temperature and the pressure rises faster than the energy can be dissipated. Murrieta residents know and trust SERVPRO® of Murrieta to safely restore all kinds of property damage caused by fire and we offer some lithium battery safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Purchase and use devices that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Only use the battery that is designed for the device
  • Put batteries in the device the right way
  • Only use the charging cord that came with the device
  • Do not charge a device under your pillow, on your bed or on a couch
  • Keep batteries at room temperature
  • Do not place batteries in direct sunlight or keep them in hot vehicles
  • Store batteries away from anything that can catch fire

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is on call and ready to respond to any size fire damage emergency, day or night. 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.

Burst pipes won’t burst your bubble with SERVPRO of Murrieta

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of geyser or waterfall, water gushing down in torrents When the geyser is indoors, call SERVPRO of Murrieta

Unlike Fine Art,…

The pipes in homes or businesses get older without getting better. In fact, the pipes get weaker, and more likely to burst or leak. Burst pipes or leaky pipes can cause water damage that slows down business, make a home uncomfortable, or turns a building into a wreck.

SERVPRO of Murrieta to the Rescue

When disaster strikes, it is time to call the professionals.

Call SERVPRO® of Murrieta at (951) 894-4392 any hour of any day. If an indoor geyser soaks a Murrieta home or business at 5:00 in the morning, SERVPRO of Murrieta will send out a team of trained technicians who will extract the water using pumps or specialized vacuums and dehumidifiers and dryers.

If the water damage happened over weeks or months, there may water hidden in support beams or under floors and behind walls. SERVPRO of Murrieta technicians know how to search for the hidden water and the damage.

Full Range of Services

Water starts destroying wood, textiles, paper, and drywall within minutes. Given enough time, water will damage metal, concrete and stone.

Anyone who has ever come across an old dish towel knows how pungent things that are left in the water can get.

SERVPRO of Murrieta has nationally recognized certifications for cleaning and disinfecting the materials found in structures as well as personal and business belongings, such as furniture, electronics, and carpets. It has the same level of expertise in restoring damaged properties and their contents.

Ozoning equipment is necessary to eliminate the persistent odors left behind by water damage. SERVPRO of Murrieta has this equipment.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmurrieta.com/water-damage-restoration

Flooded Kitchen in Murrieta Hot Springs?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

A pool of water is beginning to spread over the kitchen floor in a house. When water damage strikes, call SERVPRO of Murrieta

A Pool of Water in My House?

It’s kind of surreal when you see a pool of water forming on the kitchen floor. Then it hits you. There’s not supposed to be a pool of water on my kitchen floor. . . Yikes! Sometimes you know right away what the cause of the water is, and sometimes the reason is not apparent. Water damage, when left untreated can become a costly repair as the standing water will find its way into the subfloor, baseboards, and cabinetry, causing structural repairs. Fortunately for Murrieta Hot Springs residents,  SERVPRO® of Murrieta has a team of water restoration specialists that know how to safely restore your water damage to pre-damage condition.

Upon arrival, we will develop an action plan based on our assessment of the damage. This involves identifying the type of water and whether or not it is contaminated and stopping the water source. This is the process we follow for water damage emergency calls:

Call Us

When you need help with a water damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to help.  Call us today at 951-894-4392. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Murrieta Hot Springs, “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hidden water Damage in Murrieta?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Waterlines are seen exposed through a water-damaged wall. No water restoration job is too big in Murrieta Hot Springs!

Water Leaks Happen

The damage was not immediately apparent. There was a slight musty smell, but it wasn’t until I returned home from vacation and saw the water bill that I knew there had to be a water leak somewhere in my house. On closer inspection of my home, I noticed a wall that was stained and blistering from the water damage inside the wall. Sure enough, water had been leaking inside my walls for at least a month before I caught it. The plumber came out and replaced the damaged pipes, and I was left with water-logged walls and soggy floors, subfloors, and baseboards, to repair. Thankfully I called SERVPRO® of Murrieta who sent their team of highly trained water restoration technicians out to inspect the damage.

They used state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to detect, measure and monitor the moisture levels in the room and installed high-speed air movers to make the area dry faster. Once the area was completely dried out, they repaired the walls and floors, and cleaned and deodorized the space so you would never know that there had been a bad odor or a torn-up wall in my house!

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is on call 24 hours a day and is ready to respond to your commercial or residential water damage emergency. 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.

SERVPRO of Murrieta sees Los Angeles and California as Family

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Fires, floods, storms, and contaminants can cause emergencies for the people who live and work in Murrieta.  Emergencies, by definition, can’t wait. For immediate and expert help, call SERVPRO® of Murrieta at (951) 894-4392.

Why SERVPRO of Murrieta?

We’re Faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Murrieta has 24-hour emergency service, even on holidays. Technicians arrive quickly to stop losses and prevent further damage. They start extracting water or removing damage from other disasters immediately, then move on to cleaning and restoration.

Expertise

Technicians earn certifications in cleaning and restoring everything back to preloss condition “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Murrieta provides cleaning services that meet the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Part of the Community

Everyone at SERVPRO of Murrieta lives and works in this area. It’s our home too. SERVPRO of Murrieta works to make the lives of homeowners and business operators easier.

National Outreach

SERVPRO of Murrieta is an independent company while being one of 1,700+ franchises. If a Los Angeles/San Diego home or business needs equipment that we don’t have, we reach out to one of these other franchises. If a major disaster falls upon the area, help is a phone call away.

Here to Help.

Call (951) 894-4392

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SERVPRO of Murrieta also provides maintenance and regular cleaning services.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmurrieta.com/

SERVPRO of Murrieta

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

wet paper and pen in the rain soaked documents do not have to be a loss thanks to SERVPRO of Murrieta

Almost no one realizes just how much water there is in dishwashers or other appliances until they break and start waterfalls that soak into kitchen floors or office equipment. Water can do huge amounts of damage even when it doesn’t arrive in torrents. Small leaks can cause enormous amounts of water damage, even in short amounts of time.

When water damage soaks Los Angeles or San Diego residents, call SERVPRO® of Murrieta at  (951) 894-4392 no matter the time or day.

Water seeps into floors, walls, and furniture very quickly. The longer water has to do its damage, the more extensive, and varied, the damage will be. That’s why SERVPRO of Murrieta is always available, and why the technicians arrive on-site regardless of the day or time. Removing the water and drying structures and contents are the priorities. Once the technicians stop the damage, they can clean, disinfect, and restore (so you don’t have to replace) all the contents.

Documents and photographs are especially vulnerable to water damage. Water starts to warp paper within minutes. Technicians at SERVPRO of Murrieta have expertise in a variety of drying techniques to prevent the water from doing additional damage, and they have additional training in document and photograph restoration techniques.

When fire and water take control of your life,

we help you take it back.

For answers to any questions, call us at (951) 894-4392.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmurrieta.com/

Roof Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

High winds have torn off some shingles from a roof. Let us repair your storm damage in Murrieta.

High Winds Equal Wind Damage

Have you checked the condition of your roof lately? Recent high winds in the Murrieta and Riverside areas created the perfect conditions for roof damage. According to the website, Inspectapedia.com, in addition to the tell-tale signs of missing roof shingles, high winds can curl the edges of roof shingles, compromising the protective coating and weakening the edges so they no longer lay flat and protect the underlayment below. A damaged roof can allow water intrusion and pests to access the damaged structure. SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants you to know that when your home or business experiences storm damage, we are ready to respond and can usually be onsite within 60 minutes of your call.

Highly Trained

We are proud of our team of highly trained technicians. All of our new hires are required to participate in initial intensive training and exams through our corporate headquarters. We also provide continuous training and certification opportunities to ensure that our team is kept up to speed on industry standards and best practices as set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

Call Us Today

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

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Santa Ana Wind Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

A tree ravaged by wind has blown over, damaging the front of an apartment complex.  We will restore your storm damage in Murrieta.

Santa Ana Winds Blow Through Murrieta

Unseasonal Santa Ana Winds in June brought with them optimum wildfire weather conditions. Usually Santa Ana winds occur from October to March, but at times they also occur from September to June. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service defined Santa Ana Wind as a weather condition in which strong, hot, dust-bearing winds descend to the Pacific Coast around Los Angeles from inland desert regions. SERVPRO® of  Murrieta wants Murrieta residents to know that when you experience storm damage of any kind, 

we are Here to Help. ®

24 Hour Emergency Service

When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions to determine the size of the crew and the type of equipment to send to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We understand that repairs can become costly if not mitigated quickly. Our team of highly trained technicians is ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call Us Today

No matter what kind of storm damage your commercial business or home experiences, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is ready to respond. 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.

Burnt Electrical Plug in Murrieta Hot Springs?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

A burnt refrigerator plug and outlet are shown inside a kitchen. We provide many commercial cleaning and restoration services in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Electrical Fire Prevention Tips

Did you know that electrical failures or malfunctions were the second leading cause of home fires between 2012-2016 in the United States? According to the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), arcing was the heat source in three out of five home electrical fires. In order to prevent an electrical fire in your home in Murrieta Hot Springs, SERVPRO® of Murrieta offers some safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Have all work done by a qualified electrician
  • Make sure only one kitchen appliance is plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time
  • Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet
  • Install arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) to shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs
  • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets
  • Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords
  • Use light bulbs with the right number of watts

Call Us Today

When you experience fire damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents to know that we can be onsite to begin the cleanup and restoration process in four hours. Call us today at 951-894-4392 to find out about our emergency cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

Did Your Murrieta Office Get Damaged?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Property Reconstruction Services in Murrieta

When fire, water or a storm causes damage to your commercial business, are you ready? Do you have an emergency evacuation plan in place? Are you sure your insurance premiums are current and that you have adequate coverage? These are important items that can be done in advance in preparation for a property damage emergency.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA offers a downloadable plan to make your business emergency preparedness ready, and if you do suffer property damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents to know that we are ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day every day.

Move Out Services

In the event the damage to your business requires more extensive repairs, we can provide move-out services to store your office furniture and equipment offsite while repairs are being completed. This will allow:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

Arrangements can be made to return your stored items to the office, based on how the insurance company covers these services in your policy.

Call Us Today

When you experience a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants Murrieta Hot Springs residents and business owners to know that we are Here to Help.® Call us today at 951-894-4392 to find out about our emergency damage cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

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.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

storm over field Although you cannot prevent thunderstorms, you can prepare for them.

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Murrieta. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Murrieta
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Murrieta repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf

Evacuation when Medical Supplies Are Needed for your Well-being in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

emergency supply kit items When an emergency happens like a storm its important to have supplies prepared.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Murrieta.

Some of these items can be kept in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). Medications probably cannot, but you can have them ready to bring with you.

SERVPRO of Murrieta suggests having these items prepared in the event you would need to evacuate your home in Murrieta. 

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list

Some people in Murrieta will also need to consider the following:

  • Make sure that at least one other person can get your medications &  supplies
  • Have at least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses 
  • Hearing-aid batteries 
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in Murrieta, consider these items:

  • Pet food and toys 
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals.  

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/

Preparing for storms in Murrieta

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

storm clouds rolling in When storms are brewing, SERVPRO of (Franchise) will be there

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Murrieta. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Murrieta turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  •     Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  •     Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  •     Secure loose items
  •     Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  •     Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A storm warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Murrieta, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Murrieta to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2015/05/07/fema-severe-weather-approaches-prepare-stay-informed-and-make-plan

Murrieta Businesses Can Rely On Us for Biological Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is suited up in protective gear and face mask, ready to provide specialty cleaning services. Deep cleaning has never been so important in Murrieta Hot Springs.

Thank you, California Essential Services!

Thank you to all the essential businesses and services that are keeping California up and running during this global pandemic. Thank you to the health care providers, grocery stores and agricultural workers, military, transportation, schools and telecommunications companies, law enforcement, government and social service agencies and many more businesses that remain open. We are all in this together and soon this pandemic will be behind us and we will be able to enjoy all the social activities that we used to take for granted.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants to remind commercial businesses in Murrieta and Murrieta Hot Springs that we have years of experience dealing with biological pathogens and our technicians have the specialty training and equipment to respond and safely clean and disinfect your business. We use EPA-approved, hospital-grade products and adhere to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authority guidelines. We have experience dealing with coronaviruses similar to COVID-19.

We clean and disinfect porous and nonporous surfaces; we clean and disinfect equipment and tools and supplies used for the cleanup process and provide disposal of waste.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

SERVPRO® of Murrieta wants commercial businesses in Murrieta Hot Springs to know that we are available 24 hours a day to perform deep cleaning services outside the scope of routine janitorial cleaning.  Call our experts today at 951-894-4392.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Independently Owned and Operated.

The Best Fire Control is Fire Prevention in Murrieta

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Turn your attention to fire prevention written on the side of a fire truck. SERVPRO of Murrieta is Here To Help when fire damage strikes.

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that a small flame can turn into a major fire in just 30 seconds. Flames and smoke can fill the house in just a few minutes. SERVPRO of Murrieta will help you recover from fire damage. We hope you never need that kind of help. 

The best fire control is fire prevention.

SERVPRO of Murrieta notes that the 2019 Fire Prevention Week is October 6 – 12.

SERVPRO of Murrieta offers these Tips for Fire Prevention: Overview

  • Items that can catch fire include: dish towels, oven mitts, paper, curtains, wooden spoons, decorations
  • Heat sources include light bulbs, fireplaces, stovetops, furnaces, candles, or electric heaters.
  • Keep items that can catch fire at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Keep kids at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Turn off heat sources when you leave the home or go to bed
  • Never use the oven as a heater
  • Have the fireplace chimney inspected & cleaned once a year

SERVPRO of Murrieta suggests you keep one or more fire extinguishers available.

Remember fire is fast. If there is a fire, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

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

Thunderstorm preparedness in Murrieta

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Lighting striking through the sky Although you cannot prevent thunderstorms, you can prepare for them. SERVPRO of Murrieta wants you to be prepared.

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Murrieta. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Murrieta
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Murrieta repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors.”  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf 

OSHA Guidelines for Fire Extinguisher Usage in Murrieta

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

The letters OSHA written on a paper on a clipboard. SERVPRO of Murrieta is Here To Help.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta knows that owning a fire extinguisher is not enough. Knowing the proper use of fire extinguishers can prevent fire from destroying lives in Murrieta.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers train their employees how and when to use fire extinguishers. OSHA does not allow untrained employees to use a fire extinguisher.  They must provide the training shortly after the employee is hired, and then every year thereafter. OSHA also requires monthly inspections for fire extinguishers.

Fire extinguishers have to be placed where they cannot be moved or damaged. The carrying handle should be 3-1/2 to 5 feet above the floor.

Employees must know when to use fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of Murrieta suggests asking yourself these questions regarding fire extinguishers in your Murrieta business:  

  • Have I pulled the fire alarm?
  • Can everyone get out?
  • Is the fire extinguisher easy to reach?
  • Do I know how to use it? 
  • Is the fire contained in a small area?
  • Is the smoke non-toxic?
  • Do I have an escape route?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the questions, it is reasonable to use the fire extinguisher.



SERVPRO of Murrieta  reminds you that fire is fast. If you cannot contain it within 30 seconds, get everyone out of the area. Call 9-1-1 once you are outside.

SERVPRO of Murrieta is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html

https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.157

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers

Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Murrieta

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

water in living room When water damage strikes, SERVPRO of Murrieta is Here To Help.

If your home or business in Murrieta has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Murrieta Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Murrieta suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings

If disaster strikes your Murrieta area home call us at 951-894-4392. 

Links:

www.fema.gov

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens In Murrieta

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon guy with magnifying glass SERVPRO of Murrieta wants to help you make it "Like it never even happened," when disaster strikes.

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in Murrieta represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive clean up and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of Murrieta really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of Murrieta means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in Murrieta. Please contact us online or at 954-921-8992.

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in Murrieta

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon homes with damages happening SERVPRO of Murrieta is Here To Help you when disaster strikes 24/7.

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in Murrieta represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive clean up and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of Murrieta really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of Murrieta means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in Murrieta. Please contact us online or at 954-921-8992.

Murrieta Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Murrieta will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
(951) 894-4392

For Immediate Service in Murrieta, Call SERVPRO

11/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Murrieta provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Murrieta. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (951) 894-4392

Residential Services

Whether your Murrieta home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Murrieta commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: https://www.SERVPROmurrieta.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Murrieta Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Murrieta for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Murrieta specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (951) 894-4392

Faster to your Murrieta Water Damage Event

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Murrieta provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Murrieta arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (951) 894-4392

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Murrieta

SERVPRO of Murrieta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO and the Red Cross team up to prepare communities and businesses for disasters

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

If you are not aware of the Ready Rating™ program, it is a free, web-based program developed to help businesses, schools and organizations plan and prepare for disasters and emergencies.

Unfortunately, Up to 40% of businesses don’t survive disasters, with 80% going out of business, if not back up within a month. SERVPRO would like to help increase the odds and has supported the Red Cross for over 3 years; our donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars.

Benefits of the Ready Rating™ program include:

• 123 Assessment that assesses possible threats and their possible impacts

• Ready Rating Scorecard that provides current readiness levels

• Ready Rating Next Steps Report that provides customized recommendations and a ranking of implementation actions, according to resources required

• Emergency Response Plan to outline steps to take before, during and after an emergency

• Additional assessments, tools and resources developed by Red Cross experts

Your business or organization can join now at ReadyRating.org, and if you are in need of emergency water or fire help please call SERVPRO of Murrieta at (951)894-4392.

Water damage tips to reduce damage to your home

3/2/2016 (Permalink)

Kitchen ceiling with sagging from water damage

A water damage can be devastatingly stressful to a homeowner. You can feel helpless and overwhelmed. Although calling a professional is the first step we always recommend, there are some things you can do to help reduce the damage while you wait for professionals to arrive.

DO:

  • Shut off the water source if possible
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the home or building
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting with towels
  • Remove lamps and other tabletop items and wipe wood furniture with a towel
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
  • Place foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet flooring
  • Remove any paintings, electronics or anything else that is sensitive to moisture and put in a dry area of the house

Taking the above steps can really help decrease the amount of damage to your home after a water leak. There are also a few practices that you should avoid after a water damage, because they can cause more damage or harm to yourself or your family.

DON’T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electric shock hazard may exist, such as when electric outlets, switches or circuit breakers are exposed to water 
  • Leave books, newspapers or other colored items on wet carpet or furniture
  • Leave wet oriental rugs or other colored rugs on carpeting
  • Use household vacuum cleaner to remove water because risk of electric shock
  • Use TV’s or other electrical appliances while standing on wet floor
  • Turn on ceiling fan in rooms where the ceiling is wet
  • Enter a room where ceiling is wet and sagging
  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily throughout the house
  • Use personal fans if the water in the home is contaminated

The most important “do” is to call a professional, trained water mitigation specialist such as SERVPRO of Murrieta at (951)894-4392.

Protect your home from flood damage this winter

12/29/2015 (Permalink)

Fema Flood Insurance Flyer

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that rainfall could be extremely heavy this year due to El Nino. This could lead to devastating floods. The 1997 El Nino storms caused an estimate $550 million dollars in flooding damage statewide.

 SERVPRO of Murrieta is encouraging Murrieta homeowners to stay safe and try to reduce damage to their property as much as possible. Here are some tips that can help

·        Review your current homeowners insurance policy and become familiar with what is and is not covered, as damage due to flooding is typically not covered.

·        Call your insurance agent to purchase flood insurance for your home (and business) and its contents.

·        Make a flood plan and plan evacuation routes.

·        Itemize and take pictures of possessions.

·        Keep valuable items and family heirlooms on the upper floors of your home or building.

·        Clear debris from gutters and downspouts.

·        Move furniture, valuables, and important documents to a safe place.

·        Create a safety kit with drinking water, canned food, first aid, blankets, a radio, and a flashlight.

·        Post emergency telephone numbers by the phone and teach your children how to dial 911.

·        Plan and practice a flood evacuation route with your family.

·          Have a plan to protect your pets.

If you do experience water damage in your home, please call an expert as soon as possible to dry the area to prevent secondary damage, such as mold.

SERVPRO of Murrieta has emergency crews that are ready to respond 24/7. Call (951) 894-4392.

Homeowners may want to consider flood insurance this winter

12/10/2015 (Permalink)

Neighborhood flooded after heavy rain

As water damage restoration professionals, one of the most difficult parts of our SERVPRO technician’s job is encountering a customer who has damage that is not covered by their insurance. Unfortunately, some insurance companies do not do a good job of explaining what type of losses homeowner’s insurance covers.

One of the most frequent coverage issues we run into is outside flooding. Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood water that comes from outside, into a home. For this type of loss, you will need to purchase a separate flood policy.

With El Nino quickly approaching, it’s time for homeowners in Murrieta, Hemet and Sun City to decide if they could be in an area where flooding could occur. Flood policies take 30 days to go into affect, so don’t put it off any longer.

For information on flood insurance you can visit www.FloodSmart.gov, and if you do have flooding in your home, please call the helpful professionals at SERVPRO of Murrieta at (951)894-4392 or visit www.SERVPROMurrieta.com

House fire dangers increase during the holiday season

11/12/2015 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire damage

Cooking fires are one of the leading causes of fire in a home, and the three most common days for these fires to occur are Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Fires due to candles also increase in December, according to the National Fire Prevention Association.

SERVPRO of Murrieta wants to encourage homeowners to take extra care by not leaving candles or stoves burning unattended. 

If you do experience fire damage in your home, there are some things you can do to limit the damage after the fire is safely put out.

  • Limit the movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and clothing
  • Place dry colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • Wipe soot from chrome kitchen and bathroom faucets trim and appliances then protect these surfaces with a light covering of lubricant
  • Change the HVAC filter, but leave the system off until it can be inspected
  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls, surfaces or upholstery without contacting a fire restoration specialist. 
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixture if the ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and can cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • SERVPRO of Murrieta wishes you a safe and joyous holiday season! We have emergency crews ready for any size fire damage. Please call (951) 894-4392.

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