Recent Water Damage Posts

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

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

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

What To Do After Flooding

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

What NOT To Do After Flooding

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

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Outdoor Water Leaks in Murrieta Hot Springs?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A sprinkler system is watering a lawn. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), outdoor irrigation system leaks can waste about 6300 gallons of water a month. Our local team in Murrieta restores water damage in Murrieta Hot Springs 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Here is some information about outdoor leaks from the EPA:

Outdoor Leaks

If you have an in-ground irrigation system, check it each spring before use to make sure it wasn't damaged by frost or freezing. An irrigation system that has a leak 1/32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. If you need help, hire an irrigation professional certified by a WaterSense labeled program to inspect it for you. These professionals have passed a certification program focused on water efficiency. They will not only help you detect and correct leaks in the system but also maximize its efficiency. 

Tip:  Don't forget garden hoses!  Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.

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

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Flooded Floor in Murrieta Home?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

A wood floor has buckled due to flooding. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Riverside County.

Water can cause extensive damage to a structure if it is not mitigated quickly. SERVPRO® of Murrieta offers this information from our website describing the damage water can do in a short amount of time:

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 

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When your Murrieta home or business has water damage, SERVPRO® of Murrieta is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 951-894-4392.

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Blown Water Heater in Murrieta Hot Springs?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Can you recall the last time you inspected your water heater? SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to more water damage emergencies in Murrieta Hot Springs than any other form of property damages each year. Here are some tips for inspecting and maintaining your water heater from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety:

  • Inspect your anode rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired, to determine if it needs to be replaced
  • Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove any sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. For safety, first, turn off the power and run the hot water until it is cool.
  • Get an annual inspection from a plumbing professional, including the shut-off valve and all piping. Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming.

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Water damage never happens at a convenient time. When your Murrieta Hot Springs home or commercial business needs emergency water 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.

Water Intrusion in Murrieta?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to water damage emergencies often in Murrieta. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for protecting your home from water intrusion: 

Exterior Inspection and Repair

  • Water can be prevented from entering a structure’s exterior through routine inspection and maintenance and making repairs as needed.
  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check rain gutters and drainage systems and remove any debris
  • Check downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the structure
  • Check sprinkler systems and make sure the sprinklers are not spraying water onto the structure and that water is not pooling around the structure’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building as water is invasive and will find its way into a structure easily when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter into the foundation wall through any cracks.

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When your Murrieta home or business needs water 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.

Water Damage in Murrieta Hot Springs Homes?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Murrieta responds to water damage emergencies often in Murrieta Hot Springs. Over the years, we have restored many different types of water damage caused by the following,

  • Malfunctioning plumbing fixtures such as toilet
  • Malfunctioning appliances such as water heater blowing up
  • Mold or mildew in a bathroom or kitchen that returns even after being cleaned
  • Stained ceilings caused by water in floors or walls
  • Blistering paint and cracking walls damaged by water
  • Water pooling on floor, buckling or cupped wood floors (especially in a slab-foundation home)
  • Old supply hoses on washing machines and other appliances
  • Dry rot in wooden components of a structure
  • Water build-up
  • Clogged gutters
  • Leaking, blocked, or burst pipes
      • Corrosion
      • Tree roots
      • Pressure due to blocked garbage disposal or other appliance
  • New homes with cross-linked polyethylene pipes, or PEX, and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) CPVC can still be vulnerable to:
      • Improper pipe insulation, potable water, harsh chemicals 
      • Damage due to exceeding allowable bend radius during installation
      • Rodents may chew through PEX for water
  • Sewage backups

SERVPRO Water Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

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When your Murrieta home or business needs water 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)

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Damaged Rain Gutters in Murrieta Hot Springs?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

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

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

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

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Damage in Murrieta?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Damaged Shower Situation in Murrieta Home?

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

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

Test the shower pan annually by:

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

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Indoor Plumbing Systems Maintenance Tips for Murrieta?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

Flooding in Murrieta Hot Springs?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

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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.

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.

Call Us!

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.

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.

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.

Sewage Backup in Murrieta Hot Springs?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

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

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

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!

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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:

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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

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/

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

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.

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