Recent Storm Damage Posts

Murrieta Creek Flooding Murrieta Residents?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

Flooding Safety Tips

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

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

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Santa Ana Winds Causing Property Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Palm trees are being blown over by Santa Ana winds. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Do you know the difference between a high wind watch and a wind advisory? Our team in Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year caused by wind damage. The strong Santa Ana winds cause property damage in Murrieta Hot Springs each year. Although they usually occur between October and March each year, they have been known to occur in other months, like the Santa Ana winds that blew in last month. Here are the National Weather Service classifications for high wind alerts:

High Wind Alerts

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Call Us Today!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, our local team in Murrieta is on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storms Causing Pet Anxiety in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A dog and a cat huddle underneath a blanket during a thunderstorm. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

The last thunderstorm brought heavy rain and wind to Murrieta Hot Springs. The thunder and lightning were frightening to many of our furry friends. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers some great tips for managing your pet’s anxiety during a thunderstorm:

How to Help a Scared Pet

The good news is there are lots of things you can do at home to help your pet. Please remember that one thing does not work for all pets—so keep trying and see what works for them.  

  • Keep calm! Your dog is aware of your emotions; they are more likely to get upset if you are.
  • Let them hide. If they prefer to stay under the bed, in a closet or bathroom, let them stay there. 
  • If your pet does not have a place to hide, consider creating a safe place for them. Interior rooms where there is less noise or flashes of light are a good place to start.
  • Try distracting your pet by playing games. You can turn on the TV, play soft music, or give them a food puzzle or kong filled with their favorite item are all great ways to distract your pet. 
  • Anxiety vests or shirts may also help your pet feel calmer

Call Us!

When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Power Outage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

A student is studying by candlelight during a power outage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Storm damage can happen at any time. Riverside County has already experienced above-average rainfall and strong Santa Ana Winds!

Recently severe winds tore through Riverside County, leaving many in the area without power. SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Murrieta Hot Springs and offer these tips for protecting yourself during a power outage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows
  • Do not use a gas stove to heat your home
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
  • Use alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or power-dependent medical devices
  • If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling
  • Check on neighbors

Call Us!

If your Murrieta Hot Springs home or business is damaged by wind or other severe weather, we can help. Our storm damage response team has the equipment, training, and experience to secure your property and board up any areas of the structure exposed to the elements. We can supervise a full range of reconstruction services when needed to restore a property to pre-damage condition.  

When you have storm damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Evacuation in Murrieta?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A sign points the way to an evacuation area. Our technicians are on standby to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

If you had to evacuate your home due to a flood, would you know what to do to stay safe when you returned to your home? SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies every year. Here are some tips for staying safe from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Return home only when authorities say it is safe
  • Avoid driving except in emergencies
  • Wear heavy work gloves, protective clothing, and boots during clean up and use appropriate face coverings or masks if cleaning mold or other debris
  • Be aware that snakes or other animals may be in your house
  • Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. Turn off the electricity to prevent shock if it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid wading in floodwater as it can be contaminated or charged with electricity from downed power lines
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm-Damaged Roof in Murrieta?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A roof shows damaged shingles. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies every year. If your roof has storm damage, homeowners can choose a high-performing impact-resistant shingle to reduce further damage. If you suspect that your roof has extensive damage from a storm and you need to hire a roofing contractor, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety encourages you to follow these tips:

Hiring a Roofing Contractor?

  • Call your insurance agent first if you believe you need a new roof or repairs because of storm damage
  • Get more than one estimate. Never let a contractor pressure you into hiring them.
  • Work with only licensed and insured contractors.
  • Demand references and check them
  • Ask to see the salesperson’s driver’s license, write down the license number and their vehicle’s license plate number

Getting the Work Done

  • Get contract terms in writing. Cost, time schedules, payment schedules, guarantees, work to be done, and other expectations should be detailed.
  • Never sign a contract with blanks
  • Never pay a contractor in full or sign a completion certificate until the work is finished, and ensure reconstruction is up to current code

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business needs fire damage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Murrieta’s team of highly trained technicians is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winter Storm Watch in Murrieta?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Dark storm clouds cover the sky. We respond to storm damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Are you prepared for winter weather? Southern California weather can be unpredictable. Over the past year, we have experienced some intense weather in Murrieta. SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to storm damage emergencies every year. Here are some winter weather term definitions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Winter Storm Warning

They are issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

Winter Storm Watch

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

Call Us Today!

When your Murrieta home or business needs storm 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. We will immediately tarp and board up any damaged areas and begin the restoration process when we arrive. Call us today at 951-894-4392.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

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.

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.

Storm Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

A storm drain is shown with debris clogging part of the grate. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

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

Call Us!

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.

Emergency Planning for Murrieta Residents?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

“Emergency plan” is seen written on a white notepad in blue ink. We are leaders in storm mitigation services in Riverside County.

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

Call Us Today!

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.

Storm Damage Inspection in Murrieta?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

The sun is setting over the Murrieta hills. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Murrieta Hot Springs.

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.

Call Us Today!

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)

Hail is shown covering a deck. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Murrieta Hot Springs.

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
Call Us!

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.

Storm Safety Tips for Murrieta

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown striking during a thunderstorm. We are leaders in storm mitigation in Murrieta Hot Springs.

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.

Call Us!

 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.

Storm Preparedness in Murrieta Hot Springs?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

A window splattered with rainwater is shown. Murrieta residents rely on us to mitigate storm damage!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Severe Weather in Murrieta?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

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

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