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.