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Here's Some SERVPRO Advice!

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Having a restoration plan in place can save you a lot of money and grief after any damage has occurred at your Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel property. The first thing to do is seek professional help. The sooner professionals can start the restoration, the better.

What do professional restoration services do?

As soon as you call in the experienced IICRC-certified business such as SERVPRO professionals, they assess the situation and develop a plan. Once the plan is finalized, they get to work.

Who covers the cost? 

Most 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.

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Cleaning With SERVPRO

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

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Water Damage Goes Hand in Hand With Fire Damage and SERVPRO Can Help With Both

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

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

Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage restoration in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucco Canyon is often required after a fire because of the liberal use of water to extinguish the fire. This water may cause even more damage to the property and belongings than the actual fire caused. 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/Trabucco Canyon, 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, much sooner rather than later. The excess water needs to be removed and the area completely dried. A professional will also have the expertise and equipment to detect hidden moisture that could develop into potentially toxic mold.

Putting Out Fire Damage


Fire damage in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucco Canyon 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 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/Trabucco Canyon, it’s recommended to approach a company that will give immediate help. The longer you wait for restoration, the more difficult the job will be.

You can expect highly trained technicians, like us here at SERVPRO 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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How SERVPRO Can Help with Water and Mold Damage

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

It can be a trying experience to say the least when a home has received water damage. In addition to this, people can be shocked when they discover they have mold in a bathroom or laundry room. Fortunately, there are a few things that can enable homeowners to deal with mold and water damage effectively.

When there has been water damage, there can be a temptation to wait for a period in order for an insurance inspector to visit as well as to determine how much damage has been done. Water damage needs to be dealt with quickly. Fortunately, water damage restoration companies in Laguna Hills can help citizens with the process. A professional from a certified company like SERVPRO can stop by and investigate the damage.

Perhaps there is an electrical hazard that a homeowner overlooked. Perhaps the damage is far worse than expected. Whatever the situation may be, a professional has the tools that are needed to remove water from a home. Furthermore, they are experienced in getting a home back to the way it was before the water damage occurred.

Mold damage is another factor that can be the result of water damage. Furthermore, a home that has mold may have a difficult time being sold. A professional technician in Laguna Hills understands how to remove living or dead mold in a safe manner. Keep in mind that household methods of removing mold are not completely thorough or adequate. Bleach and other types of household cleaners do not remove all mold from a building. Also, it is important to note that mold spores can spread through the air and make the mold damage restoration needs more challenging.

Although water and mold damage occurs at various times, homeowners can contact professionals who can address the situation quickly, safely and professionally. Technicians are able to provide helpful information about how they will remove the problem and ensure that it is not a factor in the future. After professionals have completed their work, homeowners can have peace of mind that their home is restored.

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Mold Job in Rancho Santa Margarita!

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Containment Barrier This is a containment and decon chamber separating the living space from the affected area.

With big containment comes big responsibility! 

SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita has YEARS of experience and expertise when it comes to mold. We are committed to making sure that your property is a healthy space for your and your loved ones to be in, with it being a mold-free environment. We will work hard to ensure your space is a mold-free environment. 

We work hard to make sure that this is Serpvor Cleaned and to make sure that you are not alone during this frustrating process.

Call SERVPRO today and let us walk the path with you. 

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WHY SERVPRO

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Experiencing a disastrous event such as a fire in your home is a highly taxing and unfortunate circumstance. Now, you find that you must also deal with the aftermath of the fire in order to restore your house to its former state. However, even if the fire had already been put out, the house still poses a certain degree of danger. What you need is a fire and water damage restoration company in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon. 

Hidden Dangers

After a fire, the house has been damaged to an extent that it is unfit for just anybody to enter it, especially if high pressure water was used for extinguishing it. It is likely that your house has not only been damaged by the fire but the water as well, therefore, the foundation and the entire house’s structure have been weakened from its exposure to the elements. Entering the house in such a state will be dangerous.

Determine Safety

Before you check how severe the damage is, determine if the house is safe to enter by asking the fire fighters if it is safe to go inside. At this point, they should have already extinguished the fire, established a safety zone, and conducted an extensive inspection to confirm that it is indeed safe. Keep in mind, however, that if the damage is too severe, you may not be allowed to enter at all.

Get Professional Help

Now, you need to bring in the help of the experts. Contact a company that specializes in fire damage restoration in Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon. Don’t attempt to undertake the restoration yourself especially if you have no experience or the appropriate protective gear. Your house could have multiple types of damage from the fire like ash, soot, smoke, charring, odor, as well as water damage. The experts should be equipped to handle all of these.

Prevent Further Damage

Leaving it to the professionals doesn’t mean that you can’t do your part to help the process of restoration. If your house is not so heavily damaged and the professionals say that it’s safe to enter, you can help prevent further damage by opening all windows to allow for air to flow freely. Otherwise, mold and mildew would have a chance to grow.

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Clean Your Drapes!

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

A good rule-of-thumb is to clean drapes approximately every two years. A recent survey by SERVPRO disclosed that the average customer believes drapes should be cleaned when they look dirty. Depending on your heating system, the amount of smokers in the home, and other factors, drapes may not show soil for two to six years. The oily atmospheric soil will gradually cause the fabric to deteriorate. Often, direct sunlight is unjustly blamed for this. You may triple the life of your draperies through professional cleaning, which is relatively inexpensive compared to replacement costs.

Professional Cleaning

When your draperies need cleaning, make certain they are dry cleaned ONLY. Only a small percentage of materials can be laundered. If in doubt, call us for advice. Be discriminating in your choice of professional dry cleaners. Some cleaners have equipment designed for clothes cleaning, while others have equipment specifically designed for draperies.

SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/ Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon has an exclusive process of dry cleaning draperies right in your home. There’s no need to have your home or office exposed while your draperies are out being cleaned. We inject a specially formulated solvent into your drapery under pressure and extract the chemical, leaving your drapes clean. This special process results in no damage or shrinkage to the material. Most importantly, you will get quality cleaning at a reasonable price.

Certified in IICRC

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

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 effects can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

All IICRC-certified professionals 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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