Are You Prepared For Fire Season?
It’s essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wild land area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it helps protect your home from catching fire—either from embers, direct flame contact or radiant heat. Proper defensible space also provides firefighters a safe area to work in, to defend your home.
Having an ember-resistant zone is designed to keep fire or embers from igniting materials that can spread the fire to your home. The following provides guidance for this zone, which may change based on the regulation developed by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
- Use hard landscape like gravel, pavers, concrete and other noncombustible mulch materials.
- Remove all dead and dying weeds, grass, plants, shrubs, trees, branches and vegetative debris (leaves, needles, cones, bark, etc.); Check your roofs, gutters, decks, porches, stairways, etc.
- Remove all branches within 10 feet of any chimney or stovepipe outlet
- Limit plants in this area to low growing, non woody properly watered and maintained plants
Wind Storms in Rancho Cucamonga
Santa Ana Winds occur when air from a region of high pressure over the dry, desert region of the southwestern U.S. flows westward towards low pressure located off the California coast. This creates dry winds that flow east to west through the mountain passages in Southern California.
Some of the strongest winds occur across Southern California in the form of a Santa Ana wind.
"Winds are likely quickly ramp up to near damaging levels
These damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines leading to power outages and travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
In some cases the damage from wind are not easily manageable for home owners to clean up.
We at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga are ready to help you get to home to its original condition “Like it never even happened”
SERVPROS Environmental Products
SERVPRO wants you to know that we are doing our part to help our Planet. That is why we want you to know about our Green Cleaning Products.
SERVPRO® Industries, Inc. is a member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative. As a member company, SERVPRO® can access the listing known formally as Clean Gradients. The EPA/DFE has established a set of criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products. With the assistance of larger chemical companies the EPA/DFE has put together a listing of safe cleaning components that can be used in Green cleaning formulations. From the listing a formulation can be derived that incorporates “green” chemistry. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.
So next time you see our SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Green Vehicles, you'll know we are doing our part to sustain our Environment.
Can Kitchenware Get Reused After a Fire?
When it comes to cleaning up after a fire in a Rancho Cucamonga home, a much-loved dishes set can be something a homeowner has their heart set on using again. There are some factors to consider before the dinnerware can get reused, such as:
- If the dishware absorbed heat, it could contain fine cracks that may not be visible before cleaning, so there is no way to predict the outcome until the piece gets cleaned
- Dishes covered in greasy, wet smoke residues have a great possibility of stress cracks due to the high heat of this type of fire
- Crystal and china are delicate and get gentle cleaning by hand as the acidic nature of the soot can etch the surface
- Off-site ultrasonic immersion cleaning
- Smoke particles can get removed through the use of canned (compressed) air or a soft brush
Why Should you mitigate Water Damage?
Floods mostly catch people by surprise and the damages they cause can be very disruptive. Despite this, the property owner must take action to restore the property. Working with IICRC certified restorers like us helps in many other ways in addition to restoring your property to the preloss state. Immediately your Dallas property floods, you might be confused on what steps to take to remedy the situation. With our professional assistance, it is possible to respond accordingly.
A proper response to water damaged includes fast action after the incident. Extracting water or moving items damaged slightly by the floodwaters are two critical steps to limit the level of damage. Our SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga team easily handles move-outs to a different part of the property unaffected by the floodwaters or to an offsite facility. We also have gas-powered and submersible pumps perfect for fast extraction of high-level water preventing secondary damages caused by standing water.
Have SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Create a ERP for you
While SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is mostly known for residential water and fire restoration, it is important to know that we can also handle commercial losses both large and small. Those losses go beyond just water and fire though, as we remediate mold and provide general cleaning, disinfection and deodorization services. Here are some tips to help your business recover from any damage disaster.
READY Plan App:
We know when emergencies happen there is a lot at stake especially at commercial properties. Why not have help at your fingertips with SERVPRO's Ready App! The Ready Plan App is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga, and can be downloaded on your Android device, or iPhone.
Emergency Ready Profile:
SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) Report; it gives you and SERVPRO access to critical facility information such as water shut-off valves. This information helps speed up our response and cleans up time. If you want helping setting up an ERP, call us at (909)758-0189, so we can come out and walk you through the process!
Commercial Water Removal
Because elevated levels of water vapor in the air can cause defects at any point in the manufacturing process or during storage before shipping or pickup, SERVPRO of provides business owners in Rancho Cucamonga water removal services. We arrive ready to help you shut the flow of water off, including locating the source in those situations where it remains hidden. Once completed, we begin with the removal of the water wherever we find it on your floors.
Removing water from horizontal surfaces discloses the location of many hidden spots where water remains left inside walls and other enclosed areas. When water slowly seeps out of hollow wall spaces, it collects alongside the joint between wall and floor. We prefer to help drainage happen faster by drilling a few weep holes.
While we have the baseboards removed, we also drill a hole large enough for the flexible tubing of our Inject dry system. We use this machine to force dry air into enclosed spaces because our air movers alone cannot reach into these areas as effectively as needed. We measure the moisture in the air as it exits, letting us determine when the interior reaches dry conditions as well as using moisture meters to determine the moisture content of other materials.
Can We Remove Soot?
The best decision you can ever make is to call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga rather than figure out what the correct order of steps is to restore your home to its pre-fire condition, let our expert team compile an action plan that addresses each specific area of your home. Starting from eliminating water and extinguishing agents to repairing drywall, our team can lead the process with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Restoration is not about working hard on your home, but about taking smart steps to make the process seamless and practical.
Areas in your home not touched by the fire may smell of smoke for no apparent reason.
Our SERVPRO technicians apply their knowledge of combustion theory and follow the smoke path through your ventilation system. Understanding both the path and the nature of each charred material allows us to pick the optimal cleaning solution for your home. Mitigating your loss by protecting your belongings from some cleaners' abrasive consequences is essential to our team.
Homemade Drain Cleaners
- Hot Water and Dish Soap - Boil some hot water and mix in a few tablespoons of dish soap. Then slowly pour the mixture down the drain. The hot water will help to liquefy the clog, and the soap will help it to slide down the drain.
- Vinegar and Baking Soda - The vinegar is an acidic chemical and baking soda is a natural cleansing product. Mix these two ingredients over the clogged drain. The mixture will fizz. Let the mixture sit overnight. In the morning, flush the drain with hot water.
Whether your home or business has a clogged drain or a major sewage problem and happened to cause water damage, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga professionals are Faster to Any Size Disaster and are trained to remediate water damage. They are experienced in sewage cleaning methods that restore a building to excellent condition again.
Storm, flood and wind damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.
Rancho Cucamonga wind storms are getting to be all year around and seem to be stronger every time.
Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our disaster responding team can respond quickly with additional resources.
We can help you by immediately boarding up any windows or doors that have been damaged by the winds or rain storm.