Recent Storm Damage Posts

SERVPRO is ready for when the storm hits Rancho Cucamonga

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Rain storm Rain storm

As a flood damage restoration specialist, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga utilizes and maintains and inventory of all the needed equipment and houses a staff of highly trained and certified personnel to return your property to a pre-storm condition.

Being a locally owned and operated business enables us to respond fast with the correct resources. This is critical, as a fast response minimizes potential secondary damage and reduces the restoration cost.

Storm & Flood Resources

When a storm strikes San Bernardino County, our team will measure our resources to handle a either a large storm or a flooding disaster. We have continuous access to equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery.

Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga (909)758-0189

Tips for a landslide event

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

As Southern California heads into the rainy season, it’s important for California residents to know how to respond if a landslide occurs in their area. The first priority in any weather event is to ensure everyone’s safety. If you end up experiencing property damage after a landslide event due to a wind or rain storm, you can trust SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga to handle the restoration of your property with care and attention to detail.

 After a landslide occurs, please remember these important details tips:

  • Stay away from the slide area. There may be danger of additional slides.
  • Watch for flooding. Floods sometimes follow landslides and debris flows because they may both be started by the same conditions.
  • Report broken utility lines and damaged roadways and railways to appropriate authorities. Reporting potential hazards will get the utilities turned off as quickly as possible, preventing further hazard and injury. 
  • All trained professionals to check the building foundation, chimney, and surrounding land for damage.
  • If damage from the landslide affected your property, take photos of all the affected areas. This will be helpful in any insurance claims you may open during the restoration process.

Why Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency Services

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and prepare the area for drying.  They will explain the needed emergency services to you step by step.

Monitoring

To help ensure your structure and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga will monitor the drying process.  The updates will be consistently communicated to you and your insurance adjuster.  When drying goals are reached the equipment is removed so restoration can begin.

Belongings

If any of your belongings need to be moved to a different location or are in need of restauration, we will advise you on what is the best step for you to take.

Call us at (909)758-0189

Storm Water Damaged at Home

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Carpet Drying Carpet

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is ready to take your call, do not stress if you find out you have water damaged in your home from heavy storm rain. 

Give as a call at (909) 758-0189.

We will carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type  of water damage and the areas affected by the storm in your home.

Our trained and qualified specialist will be able to explain to you step by step the process of getting your home back to normal "Like it never even happened," for you and your love ones.

Using specialized equipment and products, our technicians extract standing water and dry your property quickly and efficiently.

Our goal is to leave your home ready for your enjoyment "Like it never even happened."

Flash Floods

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flash flood Flash floods can cause damage to your property

Flash floods can cause billions of dollars worth of damage to properties across America every year. Heavy rainfall can be a contributing factor causing city sewer systems to back up and overflow. Nearby road floods can flow downstream into the lower levels of your property and cause extensive damage to your possessions or structure. Due to the harmful nature of floodwater, you need professional help to get your home back to pre loss conditions.

Typically the impact of flood damage homes depends on the type of water. SERVPRO groups flood water into three distinct categories. The first is white water which may contain odors and microbial fungi but poses no significant risk to your health. The second is grey water which may have herbicides or pesticides present. The third and most dangerous type is black water which presents a biohazard risk by containing raw sewage or other pathogens.

Call SERVPRO® of South Rancho Cucamonga we can help you salvage your possessions and dry your home or business               (909) 758-0189

Evacuating Your Home With your Pets

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Your Pets Make sure you have everything you need for your pets when evacuating your home

If storms or other disasters force evacuation from Rancho Cucamonga, the evacuation will be easier if we know that pets and large animals will be safe as well. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is sharing these tips from FEMA

Before Rancho Cucamonga Requires Evacuation:

  • Plan for vehicles to evacuate large animals 
  • Consider micro-chips for all animals, large and small
  • Make sure that the information on tags is correct, and securely attached to a collar or harness
  • Arrange for shelter, food, and water for large animals that cannot be moved to safer places 
  • In case of separation, have a photo of yourself and your pets and other animals
  • Identify pet friendly shelters
  • Each pet will need a leash or harness and/or a carrier
  • Keep a copy of each pet's required medications (including prescriptions) or special needs
  • Contact information for veterinarian

Pet Emergency Kits:

  • 3-day supply of water and food for each pet
  • First-aid kit
  • Favorite toys and blankets
  • Whatever you find keeps your pets happy
  • Extra treats
  • Medicine as needed
  • Extra litter and litter box
  • Waste bags

Wind Storms

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Wind Damage Roof Wind Damage

Wind Storms in Inland Empire and especially in Rancho Cucamonga,  can be devastating for home owners, in this area we can get wind gusts of more than 90 mph.

This can affect your roof and if not repaired on time, when rain falls it will give your home have water damage.

We understand that most of the time is not easy to get a roofer to your home in time before it rains.

What can you do to protect your home from water damage?

Give SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga a call (909) 758-0189

We can help you tarp your home, this will protect your home from water damaged, while you are able to get a roofer to do the repairs to your home.

We can help you!

When Immediate action is needed

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Window with broken glass Window with broken glass

Storm, flood and wind damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions

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 Northwest Ontario Professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our disaster responding team can respond quickly with additional resources.

Roof Storm Damage

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Roof Damaged Roof Damaged

Roof damage is always a major concern when big rain, winds or snow storms come through. Usually the signs are very evident. Water spots on the ceiling, curled shingles, wet walls or winter ice damage are all very easy ways to determine if your roof is in need of a little TLC.

Missing shingles are always a sure tell sign but you should also pay close attention to any possible damage done to the remaining shingles. 

Missing flashing at the edges of the roof, vents and chimneys should also be attended too in order to prevent unwanted water from entering your home during the next storm. 

Pealing sealant can also cause problems so be sure to look for that as well.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario is on call 24/7. We can help you with any water damage caused by a storm.

Give us a call at the first sign of water damage.

(909) 984-3544

Lightning Safty Tips

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning Lightning

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months.  Stay safe with these basic tips:

  • Have a safety plan, and cancel or postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.
  • If you do get caught outside, avoid high ground, open spaces, and all metal objects (this includes electric wires, fences, etc).  Seek shelter in a substantial building, or a fully enclosed vehicle.
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows.  Do not use the telephone, and consider unplugging computers, power tools, and television sets.  Lighting may strike exterior electric or phone lines, and send jolts of electricity to inside equipment.

If a storm has damaged your house and you need help cleaning or repairing the interior or exterior of your home, don't hesitate to give us a call.  You can reach SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario  24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (909) 984-3544.

What to do after a flood

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flood Streets Flood Streets

Southern California is not known for its storms and floods but when storms come, and floods your local neighborhood, be sure to follow these following guidelines:

  • Tune in to your local news to learn whether the water supply is safe to drink.
  • Avoid floodwaters; it may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or sewage water.
  • Avoid moving water.
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
  • Avoid downed power lines, and report them to the power company.
  • Stay away from damaged sewage systems – they are a serious health hazard

These are just some pointers for you to follow in the aftermath of a flood. If there is anything that your local SERVPRO of South Rancho Cuacamonga can do for you, whether it is water remediation or temporary roofing, do not hesitate to call us at (909)758-0189

Car Emergency Kit

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency kit Emergency kit for cars

While it's important to have an emergency kit in your home and office, it is also important to have one in your car.

Not sure what to include in your Emergency Car Kit? Follow this list to have a complete and prepared kit:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlights
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Water

Because storms can occur at any time with little notice, it is very likely that you would not be at your home or office where you may have a larger emergency preparedness kit. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga wants to make sure that you are prepared to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” If disaster strikes, make sure to call the team who has been helping customers like you for nearly 30 years. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is ready 24/7, (909)758-0189

Southern California Windstorm

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fallen Tree Fallen Tree on the Drive Way and Part of phe House

Santa Ana winds are dry and warm winds from the great Basin, an area that incorporates large parts of the states of Nevada and Utah. They start in the Basin's inland deserts, east and north of Southern California, and flow downward, taking a turn toward the Pacific Ocean.

Santa Anas are usually (but not always) late-year winds that form when the weather is cooler in the Great Basin; they don't begin in hot deserts. The winds, pushed toward Southern California by high pressure systems, actually start off as cool winds.

But as the winds head downslope, they get both warmer (air heats up as it descends) and drier.

Santa Ana wind can damage your property and we at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga are always ready to help you,

(909) 758-0189

Storm Damages to Your Home?

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Roof Damage How a storm can damage your roof.

A terrible storm can cause an immense amount of damage to your home.  Some visible to the naked eye some not. Below are a few things homeowners should look for.  

  1. Roof:Look for shingles that have discoloration, tearing, or even holes in them. These can all be signs that your roof has been damaged. Another sign is if there are leaks in your roof or your ceiling.
  2. Gutters:After a hail storm, looking for dents or dings can also give you a better picture of what the storm did to the rest of your home. Your gutters can also give you insight to whether you have roof damage. Check to see if there are granules from the asphalt shingles in your gutter.
  3. Windows:Look at each of the windows at your homes and note any signs of shattered or broken windows and frame damage. This is especially important after a hail storm or a strong wind storm.
  4. Exterior:Not only is it important to look at the siding of your home to check for damage, it is also important that you check any appliances. Inspect your AC/HCAC unit as well as items such as a barbeque grill.

Helping You With Storm Damage

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Santa Ana Winds With Rain

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit f Rancho Cucamonga, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga (909) 758-0189

Damage a Storm Can Cause on Solar Panels

2/2/2020 (Permalink)

Damaged  Solar Panals Damage a Storm Can Cause on Solar Panels.

The use of solar panels is becoming increasingly popular for homeowners in Rancho Cucamonga. However, many homeowners are unsure about panel damage that may occur during a storm. If you have or are considering installing panels, it can be useful to know what they can withstand during a storm.

What Are Common Types of Damage to Panels?

Panels are often more durable than traditional roofing options. However, panels may still sustain damage in a storm, and this can ultimately result in damage to your home. Homeowners whose houses have sustained storm damage may find it helpful to contact SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 758-0189. Common types of damage from a storm may include:

  • Leaks as a result of long-term water damage
  • Scratches from large tree limbs, which can limit the amount of energy panels can take in and put out
  • Malfunctions due to a lightning strike

Can Panels Handle Hail?

For many homeowners, hail is a common concern when it comes to panel damage. However, the majority of solar panels made today are constructed to withstand the impact of hail. In general, repeated strikes in the same spot are necessary for hail to damage a panel. If you live in an area that is prone to hailstorms, it can be useful to research the strength of several different types of panels prior to purchase and installation.

How Can You Prevent Damage to Your Panels?

Although you can't prevent a storm, there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of roof damage with your panels. Strategically placing a lightning rod on the top of your house, in an area that isn't touching or covering the panels, can help to redirect a lightning strike, which can ultimately prevent damage. Additionally, cutting dead limbs and trimming healthy tree limbs can reduce the chance of damage to your panels.

Panel damage can be a costly and frustrating issue to deal with after a storm occurs. However, knowing the types of damage that may occur to your panels during a storm, what panels can withstand and how to prevent damage to your panels can help you to prepare for the effects of a storm.

Storm Action Plan

2/1/2020 (Permalink)

What do do Follow the steps

When disaster strikes in San Bernardino County, the last thing you want to think about is where the spare batteries are or whether your perishables have passed their expiration date. Make sure you're ready for any situation — and how to handle the aftermath — with these top tips.

  1. Pack a "Go Bag"

If you have to leave your home in a hurry, you'll want to have some essentials packed and ready to go. Keep the following supplies, recommended by FEMA, in a portable container in the area of your house where you'll take shelter:

  • Three days' worth of food and water (at least a gallon per family member)
  • Battery powered (or hand crank) flashlights and radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Trash bags and duct tape, along with a dust mask
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Regional maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger
  • Moist towelettes and any personal sanitation or specific family needs, like pet supplies

(For additional recommendations, be sure to check out ready.gov)

We also suggest having smaller versions of your kit stocked with a few necessities like walking shoes, snacks, and a flashlight at work. In general, you'll also need enough cash on hand for five days of basic needs (gas and food), but any amount of ready money will help if ATMs are down.

Once you have your supplies together, it pays to go through them at least once a year too, to weed out expired food and batteries.

  1. Make an Action Plan

When things get chaotic, you want to make sure that every family member knows what to do. We suggest designating two meeting places (one close by and one a little further away in your neighborhood) and hang a map with the spots marked near your emergency kit.

It also pays to have important contacts written down if the power goes out and there's nowhere to charge your cell phone. Make a mini contact list — ready.gov has templates you can print out — with important numbers that everyone can stow in their wallets. Leave a copy in your emergency kit, too. Establish a plan for checking in with relatives in case local lines get jammed. Text messages will often go through, even when phone lines are clogged.

  1. Prep Your Home

If the power goes out and you have time, unplug appliances and electronics and turn off air conditioners, whether you stay or go. This will prevent damage when the electricity surges back on. Leave one lamp on so you'll know when the power's back.

How you store food can also make a difference when it comes to salvaging items afterwards, according to the FSIS. If there's a chance of flooding, be sure to store dry goods in waterproof containers high enough that they will be safely out of the way of contaminated water.

Grouping food together in the freezer can help it stay colder longer in the case of a power outage. If you have advanced warning, freeze any items you don't need right away, like leftovers, milk, and fresh meat and poultry to keep them at a safe temperature longer and stock your freezer with as much ice as you can fit. Coolers stocked with ice can also be helpful if the power is out for more than four hours.

Though you'll want to minimize the amount you open and close your refrigerator door once the power goes out, FSIS recommends keeping an appliance thermometer in your fridge and freezer to help you determine if food is safe to eat. The refrigerator temperature should be lower than 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer temperature should be below zero degrees Fahrenheit.

After the Emergency

Coming home after a major disaster can be daunting. Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga to help you in the event your home is affected. We are faster to any disaster and are ready to help make things "Like it never even happened."

Roof water damage in Rancho Cucamonga?

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Often during heavy rains, winds, or falling debris, homes businesses can experience roof damage. For some, the first instinct is to apply a roof tarp, looking to quickly solve the issue and attempt to reduce the possibility of additional damage. Roof tarps allow you to have a quick solution and a gap of time until better weather conditions allow for safe inspection and repair.

It seems like a good, inexpensive idea to quickly cover the holes in the roof, stop a water leak, and to have a level of security in knowing that no rodents or other animals will enter your home or business through those holes.

Although a roof tarp has many benefits, we do not recommend it as a permanent solution to your problem, because:

  • Some brands are more heavy duty than others, but they all wear out over time.
  • If the roof has water damage that leaked into your home, mold could be growing in the affected areas.
  • Wind can move the tarp, leaving spaces uncovered where water can start leaking again.
  • The tarp may increase the heat inside your home or business, which could lead to a higher electrical bill.
  • If not installed properly, it could hold small pools of standing water, perfect for mosquitoes to dwell.

SERVPRO ofSouth Rancho Cucamonga is here to assist homeowners and commercial businesses with their water mitigation and mold remediation needs. As a home or business owner, you have the right to protect your property and mitigate as quickly as possible. Here at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga, our experienced team of technicians, whether having coverage from your insurance company or not, is here to assist in avoiding further water damage, and possible mold issues.

For your water mitigation needs, call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 759-0189, we're here to service you.

Flood water facts

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Across the United States, flooding is one of the most commonly widespread weather-related disasters. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is always potential for flood damage.

Though you may have never experienced a flood in the past, there’s no level of security to assure that you won't in the future.  In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. 

According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster.  The ARC offers the following safety tips:

  • Stay away from floodwaters as much as possible.  If you approach a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go another way.  Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way.  If you are caught on a flooded road and water are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.  Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water.  They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If your home or business is ever affected by a flood, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga at (909)758-0189.  Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task.  The SERVPRO system is prepared to handle any size disaster.  The sooner work begins; the sooner your home or business can return “Like it never even happened.”

The water may recede but flood damage can remain

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

The water may recede but flood damage can remain

Flooding causes problems wherever it happens. Some of these problems are not visible to the naked eye. You might be able to smell the microbial deposits left behind, and this should be a warning that even floods that barely cover your floor can pose risks long after they are gone.

In the Inland Empire, flood damage can cause damage to a home's structure, including the foundation or walls. The higher flooding becomes, the more damage there can be to walls, furniture, and staircases. Microbial activity, however, can occur in areas well above the flood line. Because humidity levels greatly increase indoors when flooding exists, it becomes much more likely that microbes such as mold and bacteria might be inhaled by those present in the home. Also, these microbes are also more easily deposited in locations that might have otherwise remained uncontaminated.

Mold is not the only microbe that can grow in your home. Bacteria can also do the same thing. Similarly to mold, some types of bacteria are more toxic than others. Because of the possible risks from both types of microbes, it is always best to remove any materials in flood-damaged homes and replace them with new materials. Areas that are not damaged by flood water, but rather instead by moisture that contains possible pathogens can be dried and then protected with antimicrobial agents. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga professionals receive training from the IICRC in such matters. We understand that thoroughness when completing each job is crucial for protecting our customers' homes and their families.

To ensure that humidity levels are reduced to normal after a flood, we implement equipment hat not only eliminates a significant portion of the microbes present, but we also restore the house and its contents to a normal level of humidity. Moisture levels that are within normal ranges are not conducive to microbial growth. Heaters, air movers, open windows and doors, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers help us accomplish this. When musty odors remain, we have the options of deodorizing with scented liquids placed in different sites in your home or using an ozone machine. Ozone bonds with particles in the air, making them inert. Ozone is what makes the air so fresh-smelling after a rain shower, and it can do the same thing in your home.

We at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga care about your home and your family. After flood damage, call us at (909) 758-0189. We can restore your home, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

What You Can Do Before The Storm Damage Cleanup Team Arrives

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

What You Can Do vs. What We can Do

Let’s set the scene – your home or business has become an object of storm damage. It’s damaged, but not so badly that you can’t move around it and tackle some minor cleaning tasks. What should you do? SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is on their way and will be able to handle all of the major issues, but you feel helpless at this moment. Well, there are some things that you can do.

Protect Your Furniture from Additional Damage

The number one thing that any storm damage cleanup expert will tell you is to protect your furniture from further damage. There’s an easy solution here – take some bricks, aluminum foil, plastic or wooden blocks and prop up all of your furniture on them. Place one block under each leg. This is great to do, especially if you have wooden legs on carpeting, as the water in the carpet will continue to soak into the furniture. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga will need less time drying out your affected area if the furniture is no longer directly on it.

Turn On the Air Conditioning and Any Fans

If it is safe to do so (and the weather is warm enough) turn on your air conditioning and any fans – either floor models or ceiling units. Air circulation will assist in dry out. Anything that the fans are pointing at will dry faster. Leave these fans on until SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga arrives. REMEMBER: DO NOT USE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AROUND AREAS WITH STANDING WATER.

Move All of Your Breakable Objects

Whether the damaged rooms of your home are filled with art, vases, collectible ceramics, or even model cars, you’ll need to move them into a different room. Choose a room that hasn’t been hit by the storm, or if there are none, pack them up well and place them in the garage or even in a neighbor’s house for safekeeping. You don’t want risk any further damage when cleanup crews arrive.  

Remove As Much Excess Water As You Can

While you may not have access to the professional tools and equipment that SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga carries, you can still do your best to soak up some of the water. Get some dry clothes and begin to blot the water out of your carpeting, wipe up puddles on tile or wood floors, and do your very best to get rid of that excess water. Once the storm damage cleanup crew arrives, we will take over from there.

Pick Up Items from The Floor

Although you’ve already been warned to remove breakable objects, you also want to remove non-breakables from the area. Before SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga arrives, get as many waterlogged items off of the floor as you can. These include floor lamps (but only if it’s safe to do so), books, or anything else that found its way to the floor during the storm. This task will allow more room for crews to begin their water damage restoration process, as well as provide safe passage for your family or friends. 

Finally, read these tips on What You Are NOT To Do After A Flood.

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

Odor Removal and Deodorizer Rancho Cucamonga

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you just moved into a home with smelly carpets or discovered a sewer backup in your basement in Chicago our highly skilled SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga odor removal and deodorizer team can quickly turn an unpleasant smell into a fresh scent. We can quickly and easily neutralize smells inside and outside of your home, corporate building and office space. While some odor neutralizing solutions provide temporary relief, our proven odor removal system gets the smell out for good.

What Causes Odors in Homes?

Various factors cause a foul odor to develop in your residence or business. Many people have moved away from installing carpeting in high traffic areas to avoid buildup of dirt and smells. Sometimes it can be difficult to get rid of odors that develop over time, especially in high traffic areas. Not to mention when storms occur and cause the sewers to back up into your home or office. Other odors might be caused by stains or pet accidents that weren't properly cleaned up.  Cat urine is notorious for being difficult to remove from carpets and even concrete. Food or other household products left unattended can develop smells over time as well. Smoking can also cause a home or office to have a foul odor over time. Many people don't realize how offensive odors develop suddenly in their homes, but the truth is that some of these smells evolve and go undetected for a long time, especially where smoking is concerned.

How Can We Help?

The SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga professionals in your Chicago area can neutralize and get rid of any foul odors you may be experiencing in your home or office. We’ll inspect the premises to identify the source of the smell, and propose a plan for deodorizing and eliminating the unwanted odors. We use environmentally safe products, and ensure that your home or office is left in better shape than we found it. You’ll be glad you called us to eliminate foul odors in your home. We’ll be able to provide you with some feedback about conditions that could be causing the offensive odors, and if necessary, we can facilitate the removal of surfaces, such as counter tops, carpets, and flooring that might be holding the scent. If left untreated, the cause of the odor could lead to mold, health concerns and more.

Contact Us Today

If you are living with a foul smell in your home or office, don’t delay in calling us at 909-758-0189 to inspect your premises right away. There could be a problem that is bigger than just a bad smell. For example, you could have damaged sewer lines, water lines, and even eroded structures from issues caused by sewer and water. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection and provide you with solutions that resolve the odor and leave your home or office feeling and smelling clean. If you are tired of living with foul smells that could be making you sick or destroying your home or office, call us today 909-758-0189.

What causes flooding?

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

This commercial building flooded filling the entire warehouse with water, dirt and mud.

There are many causes of flood damage in your home or business.

Anything can happen to flood your home or cause water in your business; even small accidents like a supply line break or a pipe break can cause a flooded home. Some causes are preventable, others are not. The most common causes:

  • Broken water heaters / Sump Pumps
  • Leaking pipes
  • Supply line break
  • Frozen water lines / pipe break
  • Storm water
  • Blocked Sewer Lines
  • Overflowing appliances (Bathtubs, dishwashers, washing machines)

Effects of Excessive Water?

Unless the water cleanup and drying is handled correctly and by a professional, the devastation can quickly spread. A Water Damage Restoration Professional is experienced in the mitigation process and can save you time, money and headaches. Without them, you are exposing yourself to all types of additional problems with water in your home or water in your business:

  • Mold
  • Contaminants in the water
  • Structural problems
  • Building materials
  • Carpets and carpet padding
  • Loss of personal property
  • Electrical / mechanical problems

There is more involved than just fixing a pipe break or supply line break.

Visit https://www.SERVPROsouthranchocucamonga.com for more information on water damage

"Winter is still here"

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Southern California has been in much need of some good rain. We can all agree that we have surely gotten it this year too. But what comes with a good storm is flooding, mold, and other home damage. 

SERVPRO is here to help! 

When storm waters cause flooding in your Rancho Cucamonga home or business, the cleanup process may take some time. Not only do you likely need to hire a water removal service, but you may also have to repair secondary damage after the water has been cleaned up. While additional damage is a possibility, mold growth does not have to be inevitable after a storm causes water to permeate your house. You can avoid it by doing the following:

  • Managing excessive humidity
  • Removing standing water
  • Reacting quickly to the flood

To better understand if your home may be affected by mold, you need to know what contributes to its growth. The type of water, time it takes to start cleaning and thoroughness of the cleanup job each plays a part in whether or not mold will start to grow.

Dirty Water

If your home is flooded after a storm, chances are the water came from an overflowing river or backed-up sewer system. These water sources are commonly contaminated with spores and bacteria. Water from a dirty source can lead to mold growth quicker than flooding from a broken water supply line.

Lengthy Wait Time

If water sits in your home for a long period of time, the risk that mold will begin to grow is increased. Stagnant water and high humidity create the ideal environment for mold to develop. Quickly calling in a cleaning crew is always a good idea when you find standing water in your home.

Partial Cleanup

Completely removing the effects of flooding is important. Any residual dampness or humidity can encourage mold growth. Some homeowners try to take on the cleanup on their own, but they don't always know how to totally remove water damage. This partial cleanup makes it possible for spores to spread throughout a home.

Mold doesn't have to grow after a flood. Addressing flood cleanup and mold removal as soon as possible can help reduce the damage done by a storm.