Containment Isn't Just For Mold Remediation
Containment placed at a doorway to assist our crew with focusing only on the affected area that we are drying.
We sometimes utilize the use of containment to escalate drying. During Water Mitigation it is sometimes necessary to tear out saturated drywall instead drying it in place. This could be due to a few different factors. The first factor might be that the saturated materials were damaged beyond restoration and could not be dried in place. The second factor may be due to insulation being present inside the walls which would delay drying. After performing the demolition of the saturated drywall we sometimes find that the wood studs are also saturated and need to be dried. If the affected room is too large, we know that it might take longer to dry those studs so it's sometimes necessary to setup containment in order to concentrate our drying efforts to one particular area of the room. Such as depicted in these photos. This technique assists us with speeding up the drying process and helping us to get your home or office back to preloss condition.
Being Thorough With Our Drying Process
SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central would like to put your mind at ease when you have the unfortunate circumstances of having Water Damage in your residence or commercial property. You should know that we not only remove or dry down saturated materials such as carpet or other types of flooring, but we inspect and monitor materials underneath as well. Those materials would include subfloor, flooring joists, and other structural materials. We monitor daily with our professional and accurate moisture meters. Monitoring Daily ensures that we follow the progress of the affected materials, therefore allowing us to know where to adjust our equipment to direct the airflow and get the materials dried to goal.
Water Damaged Ceilings- Act Quickly!
Discovering water damage in your home or place of business is never good but knowing what to do when it happen is extremely helpful and can reduce the amount of the overall restoration cost. If you find that your ceiling is sagging and showing signs of water damage, the first and most important step to take is to remove all furniture and contents below the sagging or cracked ceiling. Make sure to protect flooring with rags or towels, place a bucket or pot to catch the dripping water, and then if you feel comfortable enough pop the sagging ceiling with a safety pin or thumbtack to help drain it, go ahead and do so, being very careful not to cause the bubble to burst. Next, try and locate the source of the problem. If you are able to at least eliminate possible causes, you can more easily pinpoint where the problem is actually coming from. The most common source when water damage is detected on ceilings are either broken pipes or roof leaks. If possible, turn off the water and call us immediately. It’s important to remember that in some cases, mold can grow in as fast as 48 to 72 hours, so being able to act quickly can help save money and prevent any possible further damage. If you do notice any water damage, remember to call your friends at SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central at 714-748-7800 right away for a free inspection!
Water Damage - Do's and Don'ts
Water Damage - Do's and Don'ts of
SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central understands how nerve-wrecking it is to deal with water damage in your home. Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help reduce damage and dry time and to increase your chances for a successful restoration experience.
Do: Shut off the source of water if possible, or contact the third party who can stop the water source.
Don’t: Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
Do: Remove as much excess water by mopping and blotting.
Don’t: Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
Do: Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, only when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
Don’t: Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist, or if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water.
Do: Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet floors.
Don’t: Leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
Do: Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
Don’t: Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damage or wet areas.
Do: Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated water.
Don’t: Turn on HVAC system or household fans if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
With our Certified Crews available 24/7, you can always count on SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central to be there for you! We're always here to help!
Here at SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central, we care about your property. We understand how hard you work for the things that you own and cherish. Dealing with a Water, Mold, or Fire Emergency doesn't always mean that the materials affected will be unsalvageable.
We recently got called out to a job in Anaheim, CA where due to water damage and mold, the kitchen cabinets had to be replaced. The homeowner had beautiful and expensive counter tops and was very upset to find out that, due to the mold, everything was being torn out. Thankfully, since the counter tops were not made of wood, and didn’t absorb any of the water, SERVPRO was able to salvage them and reuse them along with the new cabinets that were installed.
In the end, we not only made the homeowner happy about being able to keep his cabinets because of the emotional sentiment behind them, but we were able keep the overall cost of their claim down.
You can count on us to make the damage look “Like it never even happened.”
Restoring vs. Replacing
Here at SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central, we care about your property. We understand how much it means to you and how emotionally attached we become to things. That is why we will always do all that we can to restore any items from becoming unsalvageable.
We recently got called out to a job where due to water damage and mold, the kitchen cabinets had to be replaced. The homeowner had beautiful and expensive counter tops and was very upset to find out that, due to the mold, everything was being torn out. Thankfully, since the counter tops were not made of wood, and didn’t absorb any of the water, SERVPRO was able to clean them and reuse them on top of the new cabinets that were installed.
In the end, we not only made the homeowner happy about being able to keep his very expensive countertops because of the emotional sentiment behind them, but we were able to save him money by being able to save and restore his original counter tops.
For more information on water damage and restoration, contact SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central today for your free inspection and estimate! Count on us to make the damage look “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 714-748-7800!
With Rain Comes Water Damage
Heavy rains are no problem for SERVPRO!
With the recent rain storms here in Southern California, SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central has seen more leaks and floods in homes with major water damage, that if addressed quicker, could have saved the homeowner precious time, money, and headaches. Knowing what to do as soon as the problem is detected can help tremendously by minimizing the problem. Removing as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting can keep the water from migrating. It’s also important to keep in mind that mold can grow as fast as 48 to 72 hours, so making sure to act quickly can help save you from any possible further damage. We, at SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central, understand how stressful it can be when water damage is discovered in your home. Contact us as soon as you notice water damage so that we may inspect and do what’s necessary to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe and sound by preventing any further water damage.
Got water damage? Remember to call your friends at SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central at 714-748-7800 right away for a free inspection and estimate!
Be Extra Cautious of Fires During the Holidays
According to the American Red Cross, almost 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, costing over $554 million in property damage. We, at SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/ Anaheim Central, recommend that you and your families be extra cautious during this time. Place anything that can catch on fire far away from any candles, fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, and heat vents. Never leave any holiday lights unattended and remember to unplug them before you go to bed or leave your home. If you plan on deep frying any turkeys, make sure that they are fully thawed and dried before placing them in oil. Always keep deep fryers away from home and 10 feet from any combustibles. It is crucial that you keep a fire extinguisher inside your home at all times and to regularly maintain any fire alarm systems. It’s always best to be prepared and proactive.
For more tips on fire prevention or information on fire damage, call SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central today at 714-748-7800! With our certified crews available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are always here to help!
SERVPRO Assists With Local Fire!
Fire Damage to unit front door
Dealing with fires in your home or place of business can be a very stressful time. Your property is unfortunately put into critical condition due to the smoke and water damage that takes place during the fire and from the aftermath. Leave it to SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/ Anaheim Central to come to your rescue!
We had a customer from the city of Orange, who is a collector of memorabilia, both of great emotional sentiment and monetary value. He and his family had accumulated beautiful and delicate items throughout many years from all around the world, from very small glass figurines to large wall mounts, to expensive paintings. Unfortunately, his home was hit with a fire that started in a unit adjacent to his. Due to the fire, his belongings all needed to be packed and stored until the re-construction of his home was completed. He was nervous about how his valuables would be protected without any further damage. Considering his home had more than a couple hundred items needing to be individually wrapped and boxed and with only a short amount of time until construction would begin, the pack-out process put everyone at SERVPRO on a time-crunch.
Not only was our customer moved out before the expected date, but thanks to Marc and Maram Cheeley from SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central and their team, he rest assured knowing that most of his items with smoke and soot damage would be able to be restored back to their original state. He was especially pleased with how delicately his items were handled and how well SERVPRO treasured them just as he did.
Fires are always unfortunate and extremely stressful, but know that you can always count on SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central to be there through every step of the way! For more information about how to handle fire damage, call us today at 714-748-7800.
SERVPRO Saves Local Anaheim Elementary School From Water Damage After Heavy Rains
Water Damage does not just affect residential homes. Quite often commercial properties are affected as well. Unfortunately, this time it affected a local elementary school in Anaheim, California.
While the school was under construction, there were unexpected heavy rains, which caused water damage to the structure in two separate buildings, including numerous classrooms. The contractor, who was in charge of the remodeling, was stumped on how to dry down the exterior cinder block walls, which had retained moisture for several months. They called us out to inspect and evaluate the situation. SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central was onsite in no time to help assist the contractor.
Once our Production Manager, Marc Cheeley and our crew were able to meet with the contractor and their affiliates, he was able to impress them with his knowledge of advanced drying technics to remove moisture from dense, hard to dry materials. SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central was immediately hired to assist with the Water Mitigation.
Due to the school being on a holiday break, SERVPRO of Garden Grove East/Anaheim Central worked side by side with the General Contractor and were able to perform the dry down process without disturbing any valuable school time. The School and the General Contractor were extremely happy with how fast and efficient the whole process went.