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SERVPRO Can Help You With Slab Leaks

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon, we see first hand all the ways a business or home can be affected by water damage. One of the most popular sources of water damage we see is caused by a slab leak. A slab leak occurs when the water lines beneath your business or home’s concrete slab start to leak. When this happens, the leak can end up damaging multiple areas throughout your home. 

But fortunately, companies like SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon exist to help remove the water damage from your home. Our staff has the experience and knowledge required to remove water damage properly and efficiently. To learn more about our services, contact SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon.

In the past few weeks, we have received quite a few phone calls from homeowners finding signs of water damage caused by slab leaks. Here are just a few of their experiences:

Slab Leak Affects Multiple Rooms in a Rancho Santa Margarita Home

Our call center recently received a call from a homeowner in Rancho Santa Margarita who had detected water damage in her home. Not sure how the damage originated, she decided to call her plumber for assistance. Her plumber stopped by and let her know that the water damage was coming from a slab leak. He repaired the leak and recommended that she call SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon for help with the water damage removal process. She gave us a call immediately.

After talking to the homeowner on the phone, we sent one of our Project Managers out to inspect the damage. His inspection showed water damage in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom. He knew that this was the perfect job for SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon, so he decided to call out the rest of our team to get started on the cleanup process. 

With our team of technicians present, we started by removing some of the laminate flooring in each room. Due to the severity of the slab leak, the laminate started to come up, which led us to remove the affected areas, such as the drywall. To make sure that every ounce of water damage was completely removed from the home, we completed the project by setting up our heavy duty drying equipment in all the affected areas. 

In the end, the homeowner appreciated our ability to remove all signs of water damage from her home. She let us know that if water damage affected her home in the future, she knew exactly who to call: SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon.

Slab Leak Causes Severe Water Damage to a Home’s Wood Flooring

Another homeowner in Orange County reached out to us through our call center after he discovered some water damage affecting his wood flooring. Having never dealt with water damage before, he decided to go on Yelp and searched for the best water damage remediation companies in Orange County. After reading several positive reviews, he knew that there was only one company he could go with: SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon

When we talked to the homeowner on the phone, he let us know that the damage seemed to be coming from a slab leak. We decided to send our Project Manager out to the home immediately to perform an initial inspection. After taking a look around the home, it appeared that the wood flooring as well as some drywall had been affected by water damage in the bathroom, hallway and underneath the staircase. He knew that the damage had the possibility of spreading to other areas of the home and asked SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon to start working on a remediation plan.

With a plan in place, the rest of our team made their way out to the home to begin the cleanup process. We ended up removing the affected drywall, but fortunately, we were able to save the wood flooring. By strategically placing drying equipment in the affected areas and drying out the saturated framing studs, there was minimal removal required.

The homeowner was very impress with our results. He appreciated our hard work and excellent customer service. We were happy to help!

Don’t let a slab leak ruin your home – contact us today!

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Fire Damage Information

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage The Effects of Fire Damage in a Commercial Lobby

Fire damage is a serious concern; the restoration work following it even more so. The extent of the damage from a blaze can set back both private homeowners and companies alike, though peace of mind can indeed be achieved by hiring the right team to do the restorative work. 

In the unfortunate event that your home, business establishment, or nearby areas gets ravaged by a fire, never even once think that the subsequent restoration work is something worth a DIY approach, and the same goes for water damage restoration endeavors. The following passages will explain why.

A good reason involves the damaging elements. If you think that the flames alone do all the destructive work, you’re quite mistaken. Much of the smoke from a fire can indeed settle, but it leaves considerable amounts of smoke particles behind. These can embed into walls, ceilings, carpets, furniture, and other belongings. If left uncleaned, they can lead to foul odors and even result in other problems over time. 

In addition, smoke can also damage electronics. Almost all gadgets aren’t specifically created to withstand high humidity and heat very well, let alone a smoke film. When smoke gets into your electronic equipment, they can short circuit. Smoke residue also acts as a kind of insulating cover over the gadgets’ heat-producing components, making the devices more prone to overheating and premature failure. Smoke’s extremely corrosive nature makes all these possible. 

This is where fire damage restoration pros from companies like SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon, CA  come in. Most DIY tips on removing lingering smoke and soot involves the use of harsh chemicals, as well as a special piece of equipment called an ozone machine, which is perhaps the best solution available. Ozone machines are made to run for days at a time inside a fire-damaged home that’s been sealed, but using them yourself poses several risks—ozone itself is very toxic, and ozone machine rentals are expensive. The pros can effectively get rid of lingering odors and prevent further damage by removing any more unwanted contaminants.

Note that it’s not just smoke that can damage your home in different ways. The resulting ashes can, as well. This is because the ash produced by fire is acidic—everything it touches will suffer discoloration over time. Acid from ash is so potent that nearby plastic items can start deteriorating in mere minutes. Should the ash stay for more hours, other items such as fiberglass and appliances will also start to turn yellow, and metals will tarnish.

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SERVPRO - Professional Restoration Services for FIRE AND WATER Damage Clean-Up

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Water and fire are the two most common disasters to befall a home. Fire damage is usually easy to see, because fire leaves behind smoke damage even in places the fire never touched. Water damage is also easy to spot if your home or business had been flooded or you have a serious plumbing problem. However, water damage can also be hidden behind walls, in flooring, in the attic or basement, which is just as dangerous.

Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage restoration in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon, CA, is often required after a fire because of the use of water to extinguish the fire. This water may cause even more damage to the property and belongings than the actual fire. Carpets, upholstery, clothing and other absorbent material may have become soaking wet and would need to be removed and replaced. Only a professional water damage restorer, such as SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon, CA, can determine what items can be cleaned to their pre-damaged condition and what items need to be replaced.

It is recommended that action be taken immediately, because the longer the damage is left unattended, the bigger the chances of it eventually becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and mildew. The excess water needs to be removed and the area completely dried. A SERVPRO professional will also have the expertise and equipment to detect hidden moisture that could develop into mold.

Putting Out Fire Damage

Fire damage in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon, CA, meanwhile may consist of blistering on the walls, soot settling on everything and the odor of smoke on clothing and furniture. This odor is not removable by standard means and requires the special equipment of SERVPRO professional restoration experts who use ozone neutralizers and other means.

When looking for a water or fire restoration company in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon, CA, it’s recommended to approach a company that will give immediate help, like SERVPRO.

You can expect highly trained technicians to use the latest restoration equipment. Whether you have a small kitchen fire or a completely destroyed room, it’s worth calling a professional to examine the area. It’s the same for flooding. Even the most minute exercise of due diligence can help save your house from an even bigger damage. It’s a simple step to make, with little cost attached to it, especially when you look at it from the perspective of saving your home as much as you possibly can.

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We are IICRC Certified!

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO certified We are always up to date on all of our certifications

What is IICRC? Click here to watch a short video IICRC Stands for - Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.

More than just removing excess water, IICRC -certified restorers have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

All IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucon Canyon, CA have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, and remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return. 

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SERVPRO Here to Help Your Office Space

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Protected Break Room Equipment The equipment in the break room has been protected with fitted 6 mil plastic so work can begin.

Life happens, and unfortunately sometimes it happens at work.

When your break room is down for the count and needs some love, call SERVPRO. We will make sure that you and your coworkers are set and ready to go as soon as possible, because we understand the importance of a break room.

Time is money, and we know that just as much as you. So if you experience water damage in your work space or if you think you may have mold growing, give SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucco Canyon a call!

Give your staff a clean and safe place to work again.

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SERVPRO is always here for you!

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

How SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon Can Help

Having a restoration plan in place can save you a lot of money and grief after flood damage has caused damage at your Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon property. The first thing to do is seek professional help. The sooner professionals can start the restoration, the better.

It is equally important to acquaint yourself with some of the things that are going to happen after a flood damage incidence to your Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon property. Here are a few things that can help you prepare better to handle the situation when it comes.

Is the water clean or dirty? 

One of the most important things to note is whether the floodwater is clean or dirty. If the water is clean, it might take less time for the professionals here at SERVPRO to get your home back in pre-disaster condition. However, if the water is dirty or contaminated, the restoration might take longer as additional disinfection steps might be involved.

What do professional restoration services do?

As soon as you call in the experienced IICRC-certified SERVPRO professionals, they assess the situation and develop a plan. Once the plan is finalized, they get to work and depending on the amount of water and the quality of water (clean, dirty or contaminated), they start its removal. Apart from the floodwater removal, our professionals also remove any flood sludge and silt. Once the water has been removed, we clean the belongings and take care of the residual moisture as well. We make sure that even the last traces of residual moisture are removed from your property to prevent secondary damage.

Who covers the cost? 

Flood damage restoration can be expensive. Filing an insurance claim is not always easy. If you need help, SERVPRO professionals can guide you in filing your insurance claim as well. Our technicians have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies, and they can help you through the process.

Being prepared is one of the essential things in flood damage restoration. Call SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon  at (949) 472-0992 today to discuss your options.

Your HVAC and Air Duct System Need Cleaning

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

before and after air duct cleaning Before and After Air Duct Cleaning

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/ Trabuco Canyon  Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning,

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