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SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is 24 hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage in play room

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today – (909) 758- 0189

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration.

We are always ready to help you, and will try to accommodate you and your  specific needs to the best of our ability.

You come first at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga.

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

When you choose SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga  to handle your restoration needs, you’re choosing a company that puts people first. 

We take pride in our ability to advise property owners on their property damage situation. We always offer the best course of action, even if that action is to refer to another company or to go a different direction. With our expertise comes an ethical obligation to inform without bias, and we try to give objective advice for our customers and potential customers at all times we will always do what is better for our clients.

We will always answer the phone to answer any questions you may have, and will try to resolve all of your concerns.

Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga

(909) 758-0189

Containment helps the Restoration of Water Damage

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Containment Containment for water restoration.

When water damage occurs in a building, there are certain techniques that restorers implement to achieve Drying goals in a timely manner. Here at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga, each water loss restoration project plan is organized by a Project Manager. One technique that our Project Managers implement to reach drying goals is containment.

By doing this, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is able to remove moisture from the air and material surface in the source area in a quicker, more targeted fashion. This prevents secondary damage, such as microbial growth, from developing, it also allows for the use of the surrounding areas that were not affected to be used.

Our objective is to try and make it as convenient for   you and your love once as well as effective. 

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

Water Damage

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in the second floor Water damage in the second floor

If you think about water damaging your home or business  you might imagine the cause to be from a severe storm.  The unfortunate reality is that most water damages are caused when ordinary household appliances fail.  It's important to know the areas around your home that pose a threat for damage, and what to do after it happens. 

Bathroom Leaks 

Bathroom water leaks cause significant damage to a home. This is especially true if the bathroom is located upstairs.

Sewer and Drain Backups

Sewer water has the potential to cause health issues, not to mention a disgusting smell. This can bring serious issues to the home or business owner. Water that backs up from a sewer is called "black water” and can contain all types of harmful contaminants.

Washing Machines

Washing machine leaks are among the most common causes of flood damage in a home and can result in significant damage not only in the laundry room but also in adjacent rooms and areas.  Some laundry rooms are located on the second floor of homes thus multi-level damage can occur.  Remember to replace rubber and plastic hoses with reinforced steel braided hoses. Check connections periodically to make sure they are secure and replace the hoses every five years.

If you should suffer water damaged call the water damage experts

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

Water Damage Timeline

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage on Floor Water Damage on Floor

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

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.

        Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.

.         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.
  • 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.

 SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is Ready to Help (909) 758-0189

Need Emergency Water Damage

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration.

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?                                                                            We are ready to help you whenever you call (909) 758-0189 

Water Damage?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Washing Machine Disasters Washing Machine Disasters

Water damage happens fast and its impact on your home or property can quickly spread from one space to the next.

Water loss situations can vary in severity, but most require our skilled professionals with their effective mitigation tactics and efficient extraction and drying equipment. With the right response to the situation, we can work to preserve affected materials to prevent unnecessary tear out and reconstruction.

With a Fleet of service vehicles and production Vans that remain stocked with our industry-leading recovery equipment, our experienced technicians can be available at a moment’s notice for the water emergency that threatens your property, whether you are in the heart of Ontario or surrounding areas SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario is ready.

  • 24/7 Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •   Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

Call us Today (909) 984-3544

My House is Flooded, What do I do?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded House Flooded House

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario has highly trained professionals who have a precise plan of action when your home is affected by water. 

First they organize a move-out/pack-out to protect all of your belongings.

Next the water removal begins immediately. 

So how do they get all of that water out of there?

Depending on how much water you have, SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario  may use power submersible pumps along with industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. This reduces drying time and helps to prevent mold.

The flooring needs to be inspected to determine if removal will be necessary in order to protect the subfloor.

Moisture detectors are then used to measure the extent of water and inferred cameras are used to find water that may be hidden behind the walls. 

 After this the dry out process can begin and you can begin and you will be one step closer to getting your home back!

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario any time you have a water problem and let one of our experts get you back into your home faster.

(909) 984-3544

When Disaster Strikes, Leave It to the Pros- Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario!

When Disaster Strikes, Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage

SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County Water Damage News And Updates

A mop and common household cleaning products may not be enough when your home or business floods. SERVPRO of Northwest Onatrio our technicians are trained to safely and correctly clean and restore your home or business, utilizing the following procedures: 

-Identifying the Source/Type of Water

-Measure the Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis

-Survey the Extent of Damage

-Perform Emergency Water Extraction

-Move and Block Furniture

-Inspect Carpet pad/Carpet

-Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization) 

-Utilize Drying Equipment and Monitor Drying to ensure

-Disposal of Debris 

Abiding by OSHA guidelines and all applicable health regulations, SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario technicians remove moisture, sewage, and contaminants, disinfecting and deodorizing as they safely clean your customers home and restorable belongings. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario is there for you when a disaster strikes, 24/7 365 days a year- even on holidays, Give us a call at (909) 984-3544

We make it "Like it never even happened." 

Wood Floor Water Damage

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Damaged wood floor Water damaged wood floor

Water damage to your home is a devastating experience, and we are ready to help.

When wood floor becomes wet in a water damage It will swell and buckle. Wood floors could rarely be matched. Therefore if several pieces are damaged and there is not enough extra pieces to replace them it will need to be replaced everywhere the wood floor flows. In the photo it shows a job we completed recently in Rancho Cucamonga that is a good example of this damage.

With any water clean-up, it is better for a professional company that is IICRC certified to take care of the water damage properly in order to prevent any further damage. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is always here to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We work directly with your insurance to get the job done. Give us a call today (909) 758-0189

Overflowing Toilets

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Overflowing Toilets Overflowing Toilets

Sometimes, the water in the bowl gets too high, and the next flush sends it gushing to the bathroom floor. The outflow could be a sudden rush of regular water. The outflow could be far worse. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is sharing tips to prevent such a mess.

*Shop towels, hunks of hair, cat litter, and other products can clog the toilet

* Even toilet paper can clog a toilet if there is too much of it

* Flush in large batches if there is a large amount of material

* Low-flow toilets save water and try patience – hold the handle down for a couple of extra seconds to make sure that there is enough water

* If the water in the toilet bowl is high, use a plunger to clear the drain

* Don't wait until the water is up to the bowl's rim – the water will have nowhere to go except the floor

* If a plunger doesn't work, call a plumber

Even the cleanest water will not stay clean for long. If there is any reason to suspect hidden water (musty smell, mold, wet ceilings in the rooms below), call SERVPROof South Rancho Cucamonga. We're always available, and we'll fix the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage?

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet with water damage Water extraction.

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 South Rancho Cucamonga

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga 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.

Signs of Water Damage in your Home

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Wall Water Damaged Signs of Water Damage on Wall

Signs of Water Damage in your Home

*Evidence on walls. Sagging, saturated drywall is obvious. More subtle signs of water leakage inside walls, include paint that is peeling or bubbling. Cracking may appear in drywall as small amounts of water on the inside of the wall cause the material to swell and retract without appearing soaked.

*Changes in flooring. If water is seeping into subflooring due to a saturated foundation orwater pipe leakage routed through the crawl space, tile may loosen without explanation or even any noticeable wetness. Linoleum can peel and laminate flooring may warp.

*Stains and spotting. Walls may exhibit stains or spots that may be permanent or appear and then fade. These may be mere discolorations or obvious signs of mildew or mold that indicate hidden moisture inside a wall—a leaky water supply line or roof leakage that has migrated down into wall voids, for example.

*Musty odors. These are the giveaway tomold somewhere in the house. Mold doesn’t grow without the presence of moisture so, unless you have a high natural relative humidity inside the house, you can assume there is a plumbing leak somewhere or water seeping in from outdoors.

*Sounds of water running. Late at night when the house is quiet, can you hear the subtle hiss of water running in the plumbing system or sounds of dripping inside walls? Mark any spots where you can hear water in motion for further investigation.

If you see any of this signs Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 758-0189

Water Damage Timeline

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage on wood Floors

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

Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga at the first sight of water damage (909) 758-0189

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga Provides 24Hrs Service

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage in the Kitchen Call SERVPRO of Rancho Cucamonga, We are Open 24/7

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – (909) 758-0189

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

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Types of water

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Keep you and your family safe from the dangers of contaminated water. Below are the classifications of water to help you identify the waters that may be harmful to your family.

Clean Water:

This is water that does not hold a threat to you or your family. It is water that can come from a broken pipe and that can be considered clean. This water however, can quickly turn into the next category, grey water within 48 hours if it becomes contaminated.

Grey Water:

This water is category two and may pose possible health risks to your family. Grey water could be water from anywhere but that has been sitting for more than 48 hours. Examples of this water would be aquariums, waterbeds, and clogged sinks.

Black Water:

Black water is a definitive health risk. This water includes floodwater and sewage water. Sewage is a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungi, and even viruses. These viruses can have very harmful effects.

Keep your family and yourself safe from the dangerous of contaminated waters. Contact our team at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga for the most safe and effective water removal.  (909)758-0189

Effects of water damage in an Inland Empire property

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Water Damage Restoration and Moisture Control

SERVPRO Can Restore Properties in Rancho Cucamonga Damaged by Water

SERVPRO has the experience necessary to inform you of the downsides of excess water in your home. The removal of excess moisture from your Rancho Cucamonga home should be a matter of top concern at all times. That is because excess water may find its way into your home through several access points. These include unattended taps, leaks in pipes, excess precipitation, and outright negligence, to mention but a few.

 Regardless of its source, such water may adversely impact your home. In the discussions below, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga describes the dangers of water damage and some of the various means and ways of mitigating them.

Carpets are highly absorbent. They easily soak up plenty of water which subsequently weakens its fabrics. If the situation is left to go on unabated, this may often lead to the diminished overall lifespan of the carpets. This means that your carpets can end up being obsolete before their time.

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga knows too well that wooden pieces of furniture are also very susceptible to excess moisture. That is because such moisture often gets absorbed by the wood and in so doing dampens those wooden components. The resultant effect is rotting of the same and substantially diminished lifespan. Apart from that, they also weaken the furniture so much so that, they may subject anyone who sits on them to the risk of falling off.

Foundations of the buildings may be weakened by excess moisture. Moisture does weaken the foundations if the underlying soil shifts. This makes the soil quite weak as not to offer the required support. This issue may lead to the overall collapse or cracking of the foundation if not mitigated in time.

SERVPRO points out that hidden moisture can encourage the growth and proliferation of mold. Molds and other fungi thrive well in areas with excess moisture. They can lead to health effects.

Count on us, SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga, to remove water and dry out your home or business by calling  (909) 758-0189 to request a quote or book an appointment.

The real truth behind Rancho Cucamonga water damage remediation

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen very quickly. Respond just as fast by contacting SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

The kitchen is a common place to experience water damage. Water lines to dishwashers, refrigerators, and of course the kitchen sink. An under-sink leak, especially if it is a slow leak that goes unnoticed for a while, can cause warping of wood and compromise the wall behind the cabinets. Just peeking at the plumbing under the sink on a regular basis can point out a small problem before it turns into a big issue.

SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga technicians came to a water damaged home in Rancho Cucamonga where a leak in a pipe under the kitchen sink had left water in the floor and bottom of the cabinets. The technicians determined the scope of the water was contained inside the kitchen area and had not spread to other areas of the home. Technicians vacuumed the standing water from the tile flooring using portable wet/dry units.

Once the standing water was removed, upon inspecting the interior of cabinets, the technicians determined while the wall at the back of the cabinets was not wet. However, the baseboards around the bottom of the cabinets were retaining moisture. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga techs removed the baseboards to ensure the wood underneath could be dried entirely to avoid potential secondary damage. No weep holes or other additional drying methods needed.

Positioning air movers to blow moisture up and out of the room, combined with dehumidifiers to rapidly lower the moisture in the room, the kitchen dried quickly. Using moisture detectors to ascertain the area was thoroughly dry, the next step in the restoration could begin. The baseboards were inspected to determine if any warping had occurred. Fortunately, they dried straight so they could be put back into place. The cabinets and flooring were wiped down with our professional-grade anti-bacterial and anti-fungal solutions to leave the surfaces both cleaned and deodorized.

Call SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga when you have water damage that needs addressing right now. Our emergency services are available to help you 24/7. Call (909) 758-0189 and one of our certified experts can start the process of returning your kitchen to normal.

Click here for more about SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga.

Water Damage Restoration Tips For Your House in Rancho Cucamonga

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration Tips For Your House After A Flood

Currently we are experiencing heavy rain. With rain comes flooding and mud slides. With innovations in technology, however, the losses due to flood damage can now be restored to their former state. The process is not easy though for it requires extensive mopping up and drying of the property after severe water damage.

Flood water in home or business can damage your walls, floors, carpets and other personal belongings too. Extracting the water is impossible without proper equipment while sun drying does not guarantee your assets’ restoration to their former state before the incident. There is also an additional risk that the water in home might have damaged electrical equipment or wires. Anyone tampering with either could be in for a horrible electrocution during the water cleanup and restoration.

For these reasons, water cleanup and restoration is best handled by professionals. They have the requisite experience, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to do the job properly and offer mitigation against further damage. If the renovation job requires extensive work, promptness in beginning the works is paramount. The less the time-frame between flood damage and refurbishment, the greater the ease of reinstating a property or item to its preloss state. There are four fundamental steps to follow with any renovation job after water damage:

1. Removal of the flood water
The first important step to restoring a property after damaging from water in home or business premise is removing the stagnant water. Often, a submersible pump is used to remove the water accumulation in various structures around the premises. The pump is highly efficient at its job and makes drying of entire submerged sections easier. As a result, it helps in mitigation by preventing further flood damage in the premises.

2. Moisture Mapping
It is crucial to get an idea of the extent of water damage and take the first mitigation steps against mold growth. The step uses detection equipment to obtain and appropriately map the moisture values on the property. Properly trained technicians use infrared and digital imaging to determine the damage extent.

3. Mold Inspection and Removal
After moisture mapping, the house will need to be prepared to repel mold and mildew. Any residual stagnant water in business or homestead leads to a favorable habitat for the fungi to thrive thus mitigation against it is essential. Water cleanup professionals make use of special detergents to sterilize the area and make the surroundings unfavorable for mold growth. Some renovation firms take advantage of deodorization and ventilation during this step to remove any airborne contaminants and lingering, unpleasant odors.

4. Water Drying
This last step ensures the property is completely dry and humidity is brought back to its normal state after flood damage. There are various water drying techniques and the one used will depend on the situation’s severity. These techniques include:

• Air Movers – They help dry the establishment by controlling humidity and promoting air circulation. Working in sections, the air movers remove liquids from all porous materials including carpets and wood. Any remaining water in home or business premises is left for more sophisticated machines.

• Dehumidifiers – dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and help extract any remaining water in business or home environment. Broadly, professionals use either desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifier. Desiccant dehumidifiers use raw materials that naturally absorb moisture from the environment. Conversely, refrigerant dehumidifiers operate by cooling the air to make it reduce its ability to retain water. As a result, condensation occurs around the equipment’s cooling coils. Applying these machines on a large scale promptly extracts excess humidity from the air leaving no more water in business or household and thus no further water damage. The particular type of equipment, however, depends on the hired company and the how extensive the restoration job is.

With the right professionals, a successful water cleanup is possible, and any damage from water in business or home establishment can be fixed. Each job, however, is unique and requires prompt, proper investigation. This helps come up with a plan based on the steps above to restore the property after water damage. Visit https://www.SERVPROsouthranchocucamonga.com/ for more information on water damage

Effects of water damage

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage

Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing equipment. Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remedy. Hiring a water damage restoration company can make the cleanup process easier to handle, as these companies employ experienced workers who know the best ways to repair or replace damaged items and help with water damage cleanup.

Causes of Water Damage

There are several possible causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of homes and businesses. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage cleanup immediately. Starting water damage cleanup as soon as possible increases the likelihood of saving water-soaked furniture, carpets, rugs, clothing, and other items.

Categories of Water Damage

Assessing the severity of the damage is important for determining what is needed to start water damage repair and water removal. There are several different categories assigned to water damage. Category 1 refers to clean water, or water that does not pose a threat to humans. Possible causes of this type of damage include broken appliances or sink overflows. Category 2 water is also called gray water.  Broken toilets, broken sump pumps, and seepage may cause category 2 water damage. Category 3 water is known as black water. The possible sources of black water damage include sewage problems and contamination of standing water.

There are also several classes of water damage. The class of damage is important when assessing water damage repair options. Class 1 is the least harmful form of damage. Materials absorb very little of the water from this type of damage. Water damage repair is the easiest in this type of situation. Class 2 has a fast rate of evaporation, which means that carpets and cushions may be damaged. Water damage repair is more difficult when it involves class 2 damage. Class 3 has the fastest rate of evaporation. In this case, the water may come from broken sprinklers or other overhead sources, soaking the walls and furniture. Class 4 requires special water restoration and water removal procedures. This type of damage may affect hardwood floors, plaster, and concrete.

Restoration Process

The water restoration process is an important one. Using the right procedures and materials can help people save cherished belongings and even prevent their homes from being condemned. Water restoration companies specialize in mitigating the effects of water, but the success for water damage restoration depends on the severity of the damage and the amount of water that caused the damage. Water restoration companies may hire outside experts such as SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga to assess a property and determine a water restoration and water removal plan. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga uses high-tech equipment and well-documented procedures to control water damage. Water in basement areas may only require a short cleanup process, but water in other areas of a property will require extensive remediation.

Testing the water

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Detector

If you think you have water in your home, you might not be able to see it but it could require that you have a professional restoration company like SERVPRO come on site and do an evaluation. 

SERVPRO has many different tools and resources that can detect water that is unseen to the eyes. One way is using a thermal camera that can determine temperature variations in the wall and other porous surfaces.  

Once the damaged area is detected, SERVPRO can begin to remove damaged materials and extract any standing water. After that they can place equipment to dry until all of the moisture meters measure the home as dry. 

SERVPRO operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out at anytime. 

Washing machine overflow. SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga. (Inland Empire)

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Post-demolition of the family room after a washing machine overflowed from the second floor laundry room in Corona, CA.

As a homeowner being vigilant is key when minimizing damage to your home. This customer noticed that there was water coming down into their family room on the first floor. The cause, a washing machine machine overflow causeing damage to a Family Room ceiling and walls. This pictures shows the minimal demolition that was required in order to properly dry the walls and the sub-floor from the second level. 

No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga. When called into this job we moved quickly and aimed to get our customer back to the standard of living that they were accustomed to. When asked how we could improve, the customer simply replied with "None, Very impressed by their service".

Water Damage and Restoration in Rancho Cucamonga (Inland Empire)

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen in your home at any time. Here at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga we are ready to assist you with your restoration needs. There are a couple tips that can assist you in noticing and limiting water damage in your home.

  •  Identifying the source

Sometimes the source of water is easy to find, such as an overflowing washing machine. However, sometimes the issue is a pipe in the wall or a slow leak under the sink. As a home owner it is always important to be vigilant. Some signs of water damage are: standing water, discoloration, musty odors, and in some cases mold. Knowing where the water is will assist you in where to shut off the water. Most fixtures in your home have angle stops that will stop the flow of water to the appliance or plumbing fixture. Some homes have a water shut-off valve in the home and most homes have a main shut-off valve commonly by the street. It is important that whatever the source of the water is repaired or replaced by a professional.

  • Minimizing the damage

While we cannot plan for when a water loss will happen we can control what happens after. Remember that most water losses happen in the Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundry Rooms, and Water Heater Areas. Water will take the path of least resistance. Shut off the source of water from its source or from the main to your home. If you are able to, move contents such as furniture away from the water or put them on blocks. If safe, or if you want to remove as much of the standing water as possible using rags, towels, or a wet/dry vacuum. Keep note that water can travel underneath floorings such as solid wood and wood laminate as you step on it, so try to limit the traffic in that area. The next step is to call your insurance company and a water restoration company such as us so that we can inspect the damage and come up with and execute a plan to dry your home. It is always better to have a restoration company come out as soon as possible to start the drying process to avoid secondary damages such as mold.

  • Time Frame

Remember, minimizing the damage will not stop the damage. Materials such as wood and drywall will absorb damage. Additionally, avoiding secondary damages depend on the source of water as well as time taken to remove said water from the affected materials. Water can wick up drywall at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour and wood 1/2 inch an hour. Given that we are able to get to your home and start work promptly our goal is to minimize any damage and necessary demolition in your home.

Here at SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga we work with all the different insurance carriers and always ready to assist you with your needs to return your home back to preloss condition.