Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage in Your Home and What To Expect

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Extracting Water SERVPRO technician extracting water

Flooded living room, dining room and kitchen: sounds like the worst possible day! SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair wants to ensure that it does not have to be! Our customer needed our help with a supply hose line leak and away we went.

The first thing that needs to be done is to extract water using our special drying equipment.

Our certified and qualified technicians will begin drying and placing equipment. The quckier we attack the problem the better off your home will be. We will then monitor and document the drying process until the areas are completely dry. This will help save and prevent your home from possible mildew and mold. 

Our goal is make sure we leave your home having it looking better than it did before! 

If you have any questions or concerns about water damage or leaks around your home, please do not hesitate to call us at 909-399-9057. 

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

A leaky water heater causing rust and water damage. If water heaters are not maintained properly, water damage is almost always guaranteed.

Our team at SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair always want to help our community out with tips and tricks on upkeeping things around the house and office. Today we have a few tips everyone can benefit from with your water heater.

Turn Power Off

The first rule of thumb – safety is always first. Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut the power off at the service panel. Leaking water can possible seep into carpets, flooring, baseboards and walls of your home or office. If this is not treated right away, it will even start to flow throughout the entire structure.

Check Every 3 Months

Maintaining your water heater is the secret. Once every 3 months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting at the bottom of the tank.  

Inspections and Replacements

Another key tip that could potentially save you some dough is to have a water heater technician inspect your water heater once every 2 years. Don’t forget that every 5 years, it is best to replace the anode rod by a certified service technician.

For more information on how we can help with water damage caused by water damage, give us a call at 909-399-9057 or visit us at https://www.SERVPROclaremontmontclair.com/.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips and Upkeep

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

A rusted water heater that has been leaking. Keeping up the maintenance on your water heater will save you time and money.

Our team at SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair always want to help our community out with tips and tricks on upkeeping things around the house and office. Today we have a few tips everyone can benefit from with your water heater.

Turn Power Off

The first rule of thumb – safety is always first. Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut the power off at the service panel. Leaking water can possible seep into carpets, flooring, baseboards and walls of your home or office. If this is not treated right away, it will even start to flow throughout the entire structure.

Check Every 3 Months

Maintaining your water heater is the secret. Once every 3 months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting at the bottom of the tank.  

Inspections and Replacements

Another key tip that could potentially save you some dough is to have a water heater technician inspect your water heater once every 2 years. Don’t forget that every 5 years, it is best to replace the anode rod by a certified service technician.

For more information on how we can help with water damage caused by water damage, give us a call at 909-399-9057 or visit us at https://www.SERVPROclaremontmontclair.com/.

Maintenance to Your Water Heater Will Keep Savings in Your Wallet

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Water heater that has been damaged. Water damage can get ugly if the water heater is not checked every so often. Let our IICRC certified techs take care of it for you.

Water heater maintenance can sound intimidating. The fact that it has high potential for water leaks can make a homeowner or renter like yourself think differently. When it is well maintained and checked often, you can reduce high costs in the long run.

The first thing to keep your eyes peeled for are leaks. Has it just begun? Is there mold already growing around the area of the leak? If so, we highly recommend having a professional inspect it as soon as possible.

If there aren’t any leaks, follow these instructions to make your water heater as efficient as possible. Once every 3 months, drain a gallon of water from the tank. If you know you have hardwater, we suggest doing this every month. Doing this will reduce the sediment that blocks the barrier between the heating elements in your water heater. Blocking it will slow down the heating of showers, laundry and dishwasher. 

Every 5 years, it is best to replace the anode rod inside your water heater. This can easily be installed by a professional technician. In fact, we recommend a water heater technician to inspect your water heater once every 2 years. This will prolong the life of your water heater and keep your wallet happy.

Water Damage In Your Home and The Drying Process

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Two plastic tubs filled with black water sitting in a hallway. Water damage can get ugly, especially when it is leaking from the roof. Let our IICRC certified techs restore it for you.

At first glance, these plastic tubs of murky water scream a bad day.

Water damage can be an inconvenient thing but putting your home back to the way it was does not have to be a headache. With years of experience under our belts, SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair make each step of the process easy and convenient. Our water damage services include a result–driven drying process that will dry any moisture to the bone. Each step of the drying process is tedious which is why each of our technicians are certified and qualified enough to care for your home.    

We will begin the drying process as soon as we can by identifying all the areas that have moisture. The team will then set up drying equipment to save as much of your home as we can. This is also the best way to avoid mold too. Every 24 hours, a technician will go out and monitor the equipment and to see how the drying process is doing. This information will be documented in a drying diary. Each day, we can see the progress of the wet area by documenting the temperature and humidity of it. This cycle will continue for as little as 10 days, or until we dry it completely.

If you have any questions or concerns about water damage or leaks around your home, please do not hesitate to call us at 909-399-9057.     

Water Drying Process for Homeowners

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

A brown carpet soaked with water with footprints. Water damage is no joke when you're a homeowner.

As a homeowner, water damage in your home can be both inconvenient and stressful. That is why SERVPRO of Claremont/ Montclair is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When water is coming up from the floor or a water heater leaks, you need the experts to act fast and save as much of your contents as possible. We will begin the drying process as soon as we can and every 24 hours, a technician will go out and check up on it to see how it is doing. This information will be documented in a drying diary. Each day, we can see the progress of the wet area by documenting the temperature and humidity of it. This cycle will continue for as little as 10 days, or until we dry it completely. This way, mold does not have a chance to grow-which can be costly. If you have any questions or concerns about water damage or leaks around your home, please do not hesitate to call us at 909-399-9057.  

Corroded Pipes Can Only Mean One Thing…

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let a broken pipe create so much moisture that mold begins to grow! Give us a call and let our experts look at the damage today.

When you begin to see water emerging from the kitchen floor, or when there is water coming from the ceiling of your two-story home, that is probably because an old pipe has cracked. After time, pipes throughout the home (and even places of business) will corrode and eventually crack over time. After the water has emerged up and into your home or office, it will cause moisture – the breeding ground of mold.

Before mold has a shot at rapidly growing and running amuck, it can be avoided by taking care of the leak immediately. After a plumber has stopped the leak, our air movers will completely dry all moisture. This will avoid any mold issues or musky smells from happening. Of course, each phone call we receive from customers are unique and it goes by a case by case basis. But whatever the situation may be, rest assured that we will solve your water damage issue before it gets any worse. Give our office a call at 909-399-9057 to schedule an inspection with one of our technicians and give us a try.           

SERVPRO® Water Damage Equipment is Only the Best

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

After a long day at work, you battle the traffic on the freeway just to get home to start dinner. As you gather the pots and pans for your meal, you step into a puddle of water. You follow it from the sink where it is leaking heavily. This is what this Claremont resident went through after discovering a pipe had broken.

After the plumber had fixed the emergency leak, we got to work right away. After discovering a broken pipe from under a kitchen sink, half of the residence was covered in water. Our air movers were used to dry every inch of her home, including the drywall and studs. 

In these instances, our equipment we use is unlike any other out in the market. We have everything from extracting wands and dehumidifiers to air movers and moisture meters to detect where the moisture is coming from and dry it completely. Discovered water damage recently? Contact us anytime at 909-399-9057 to see what we can do for you.     

Water Heater Maintenance Tips and Upkeeping

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

If water heaters are not maintained properly, water damage is almost always guaranteed.

Our team at SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair always want to help our community out with tips and tricks on upkeeping things around the house and office. Today we have a few tips everyone can benefit from with your water heater.

Turn Power Off

The first rule of thumb – safety is always first. Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut the power off at the service panel. Leaking water can possible seep into carpets, flooring, baseboards and walls of your home or office. If this is not treated right away, it will even start to flow throughout the entire structure.

Check Every 3 Months

Maintaining your water heater is the secret. Once every 3 months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting at the bottom of the tank.  

Inspections and Replacements

Another key tip that could potentially save you some dough is to have a water heater technician inspect your water heater once every 2 years. Don’t forget that every 5 years, it is best to replace the anode rod by a certified service technician.

For more information on how we can help with water damage caused by water damage, give us a call at 909-399-9057 or visit us at https://www.SERVPROclaremontmontclair.com/.

Maintain Your Water Heater, Keep Your Wallet Happy

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can get ugly if the water heater is not checked every so often. Let our IICRC certified techs take care of it for you.

Water heater maintenance can sound intimidating. The fact that it has high potential for water leaks can make a homeowner or renter like yourself think differently. When it is well maintained and checked often, you can reduce high costs in the long run.

The first thing to keep your eyes peeled for are leaks. Has it just begun? Is there mold already growing around the area of the leak? If so, we highly recommend having a professional inspect it as soon as possible.

If there aren’t any leaks, follow these instructions to make your water heater as efficient as possible. Once every 3 months, drain a gallon of water from the tank. If you know you have hardwater, we suggest doing this every month. Doing this will reduce the sediment that blocks the barrier between the heating elements in your water heater. Blocking it will slow down the heating of showers, laundry and dishwasher. 

Every 5 years, it is best to replace the anode rod inside your water heater. This can easily be installed by a professional technician. In fact, we recommend a water heater technician to inspect your water heater once every 2 years. This will prolong the life of your water heater and keep your wallet happy.

Reversing Water Damage Since 2009

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can get ugly, especially when it is leaking from the roof. Let our IICRC certified techs restore it for you.

When we first began our restoration business back in 2009, it was our family’s dream to bring peace of mind to business owners and homeowners alike. When water damage happens, it always happens without notice. That is where SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair comes into the picture. Each water damage situation is unique, which is why our IICRC certified technicians are prepared for any size disaster. We have commercial grade equipment like extraction machines, dehumidifiers and air movers that help us dry the affected area of your home or office as soon as possible.

We will begin the drying process as soon as we can and every 24 hours, a technician will go out and check up on it to see how it is doing. This information will be documented in a drying diary. Each day, we can see the progress of the wet area by documenting the temperature and humidity of it. This cycle will continue for as little as 10 days, or until we dry it completely. This way, mold does not have a chance to grow-which can be costly.

If you have any questions or concerns about water damage or leaks around your home, please do not hesitate to call us at 909-399-9057.     

Reversing Water Damage Since 2009

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaks can happen any place, any time. This bedroom suffered a pipe leak from under the house, which had to be dried immediately.

When we first began our restoration business back in 2009, it was our family’s dream to bring peace of mind to business owners and homeowners alike. When water damage happens, it always happens without notice. That is where SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair comes into the picture. Each water damage situation is unique, which is why our IICRC certified technicians are prepared for any size disaster. We have commercial grade equipment like extraction machines, dehumidifiers and air movers that help us dry the affected area of your home or office as soon as possible.

We will begin the drying process as soon as we can and every 24 hours, a technician will go out and check up on it to see how it is doing. This information will be documented in a drying diary. Each day, we can see the progress of the wet area by documenting the temperature and humidity of it. This cycle will continue for as little as 10 days, or until we dry it completely. This way, mold does not have a chance to grow-which can be costly.

If you have any questions or concerns about water damage or leaks around your home, please do not hesitate to call us at 909-399-9057.     

Dehumidifier in Action

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers is the last touch in a water extraction job. It dries every last drop of water.

Picture it – after a long day at work you battle the traffic on the freeways just to get home and start dinner. As you gather your pots, pans and utensils, you stop near the sink and you step into a puddle of water. This is what this Claremont resident went through after discovering a pipe had broken and spouted out water. In these instances, our equipment we use is unlike any other. Here is an example of one of our dehumidifiers in action, drying every last drop of the liquid substance before completing the job. If you have discovered water in your home from a broken pipe, we clean and restore it for you! Contact us anytime at 909-399-9057 to see what we can do for you.   

Water Heater Maintenance

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Maintaining you water heater regularly can avoid leaks leading to a whole lot of disaster.

We here at SERVPRO Claremont / Montclair wanted to discuss a few water heater maintenance tips with you. You will see by how you and your entire family can benefit from them. The first rule of thumb: safety is always first. Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut the power off at the service panel.

Leaking water can possibly seep into the carpets, flooring, baseboards and walls of your home or office.  If not treated right away, it will even start to flow throughout the entire structure.  

Maintaining is the secret. Once every 3 months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting at the bottom of the tank.

Another key tip that could potentially save you some dough is to have a water heater technician inspect your water heater once every 2 years. Don’t forget every five years, it is best to replace the anode rod by a certified service technician.

For more information on how we can help with  water damage, give us a call at 909-399-9057.

How We Reverse Water Damage

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Accidents can happen day or night without notice. We remove all water like "it never even happened."

Our water restoration specialists have gone through extensive training to understand the science behind the extraction process. After calling the 24-hour emergency phone number, one of our experienced professionals will respond quickly to guide you on what to do next.

Assessing the property

As soon as the phone call to us has been made, we will be more than happy to inspect the affected area of your home or office. It is a smooth and easy process for you. The leak will be discussed with you and as well as all your options.  

Water Removal Process

With the power of our commercial grade vacuums and pumps, hundreds - even thousands - 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 just how you remember it.

Excellent Results, Happy Clients

Over the years, Claremont / Montclair SERVPRO has been helping customers in the most stressful of times. With expertise and professionalism, the team is highly trained in delivering fast, effective results to guarantee happy customers!  

24-Hour Water Damage Help At Your Service

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

A flood can happen anywhere, anytime. It is as common as a slow leak from the restroom.

The last thing you would ever want to happen at 3am in the morning is to have a leak in your home. This could ruin your carpet, hardwood floor and furniture. The truth is that water damage can spread fast and needs to be professionally removed within 72 hours of the leak happening. If the affected area is left untreated for longer than this amount of time, it can lead to bigger problems, an empty wallet and one huge headache.  

We are here to tell you it does not have to be stressful. Don’t go at it alone! Avoid all of this by giving your friendly Claremont/Montclair SERVPRO a call at 909-399-9057. Have an emergency? We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Faster to your Claremont or Montclair Water Damage Event

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Claremont / Montclair provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service

 

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.

 

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair provides 24 hour fire, water and mold damage restoration and is ready to respond Body:

 

 

SERVPRO of Claremont/Montclair 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) 399-9057

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 Claremont/Montclair 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.

What to Expect

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 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)?

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.