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Do you know where your main water shut off valve(s) is located?

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

So, do you? Learning how to shut off your home or business's main water line in an emergency can avoid costly water damage and save you lots of time, stress, and money. Over 110 gallons of water can flow out of a broken 1" pipe Every. Single. Minute. Do you see how knowing where, and knowing how to shut off the main water line as quickly as possible is so important? Good. Now, if you do not know where your shut off valve(s) are located, don't worry! You can always call your local SERVPRO branch to come locate, tag, and explain how to properly shut off the main water valve(s) for you. We will put a bright tag on it, so there is never confusion. With all the numbers you might need for a water related emergency. Call the number below to get your lines tagged with SERVPRO!

(909)399-9057

Reconstruction in Kitchen after Water Damage

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Before/After of kitchen remodel Before & After on kitchen remodel after water damage to all cabinets

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

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

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (909) 399-9057

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.
  • 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 Claremont / Montclair

SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair 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.

Notice Mold? Call us ASAP

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

    • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
    • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
    • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce health effects.
    • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
    • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
    • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair

(909) 399-9057

Fire Prevention Tips! Know them, Use them!

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

The residence with a plan is already one step ahead of the game. By thinking ahead, a fire emergency can be prevented with these fire safety tips:

  • Make sure smoke alarms are installed in each room, hallway and each level of your home
  • Test all smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries when needed
  • Have a fire escape plan and discuss it with all family members. Remember, practice makes perfect!

If a fire does occur in your home, get far away from it and call for help as soon as possible. It is NEVER recommended to go back inside under any circumstances.

If you have recently experienced a fire emergency, give us a call now at 909-399-9057 so we can help you with what to do next. Our professionals are standing by.

Carpet Cleaning After Your Holiday Parties

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning - red wine spilled Don't Worry! We can take care of the wine spills!

As Microbiologists have proven, carpets can hold a lot of bacteria, various bugs, and can become visually stained with ease. SERVPRO's best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with dirt/soil/bacteria. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the carpet fibers. If you wait until your carpets become too dirty, the carpets may never be brought back to their former appearance. Side Fact: If you spill red wine on your carpet, the best course of action is to pour white wine on top, this creates the initial condition of the red wine making it easier to remove. Then dab with paper towel. Repeat process until stain is removed.

Have pet stains? Spilled juice on the wall-to-wall carpet? SERVPRO is here to help. Call us today. With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you!

Back in Business? Covid-19 Clean up

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Crazy to believe it has been nearly 2 years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ready to open back up again or need a clean up to feel your safest?

The COVID-19 pandemic came and shook things up for just about everyone. Many schools, churches, offices and restaurants all had to close down for months to ensure safety.

Planning to re-open soon? We are here to help. SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair is prepared to clean and disinfect your business according to the CDC guidelines. We carry hospital-grade disinfectants in our product line that we will use to clean common areas, surfaces, doorknobs, handles and any heavily used areas. 

Our technicians will get the job done right! We want to help you and your business move forward for both your employees and customers. 

Our team is here for your commercial cleaning services. Give us a call at 909-399-9057 to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.

Storm Season: Always Stay Prepared

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

One thing we cannot control is the weather. And while Mother Nature has a way of making storms wreak havoc, there are a few things to keep in mind. Before the big storm hits, be prepared in case there is an outage:

  • Check for any storm warnings and weather advisories
  • Have a battery – powered radio handy for the latest news
  • Keep a flashlight with new batteries close by
  • Add a non-electric can opener
  • Guarantee the flood supply of canned / packaged
  • Open the refrigerator as little as possible during outages. This way food will last longer.
  • Always keep a two-week water supply for every person in your household

If you have any questions please reach out to us at 909-399-9057 so we can help you on what to do next.

How Our Expert Techs Reverse Water Damage

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® requires all water restoration specialists to go through extensive training and classes to understand the science of water extraction and the drying process. After calling our 24-hour emergency phone number, one of our experienced professionals will respond quickly to guide you on what to do next.

Assessing the Property

Our team is more than happy to inspect any affected areas in your home or office. We make the process as smooth and easy as possible for you. Our technician will discuss everything they find as well as your options.

Water Removal Process  

With the power of our commercial grade vacuums and pumps, hundreds of gallons of water can be removed with ease. This includes extracting the water, removing areas that come back positive for mold and drying it back to the original state. What’s more, we will always let you know what we’re working on-every step of the way.  

Excellent Results, Happy Clients

Over the years, SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair has been helping customers in their most stressful times. With expertise and professionalism, our water damage technicians are highly trained in delivering fast, effective results to guarantee happy customers.

We Will Get Any Job Done

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

From attics full of vermin to crawlspaces under the house, SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair’s remediation technicians go where no one else will. We get to the bottom of the problem and will usually fine where the cause of loss is coming from. We gear up in our PPE (personal protective equipment) suits, put our specialty filtered masks on to prevent inhaling toxic spores and are ready to go. 

This particular home had an old pipe crack under a bedroom, where a leak began. All insulation had to be removed since it was soaked and had begun to grow mold. We sprayed our special formulated antimicrobial spray all along the affected areas to make sure mold did not grow back. After the work was done, this homeowner was thrilled to see that the leak was no longer costing him time, headaches and money.

1-4-8 Rules of Service

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

Anything from mold in your home to a recent fire can be emotionally draining. Our SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair team understands how traumatic it can be to deal with an emergency like this. We will help you get through this by always applying the 1-4-8 rules of service. In an event that there is water damage, fire damage or mold, our corporate office will reach out to us. Within one hour, our office team will get in contact with you to set up service. From there, our technicians will be on-site to start mitigation services. Within 8 business hours of our on-site arrival, our certified technicians will have inspected the premises and will have provided a thorough explanation of what we found and what the best next step is.   

The SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair team strives to abide by these rules and to ensure that the damage is removed and restored fast and right the first time. If you have any questions regarding a restoration emergency, do not hesitate to give us a call at 909-399-9057. We are happy to help!