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Storm Damage in Tustin?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Storm clouds can be seen in an area in southern California. We are leaders in storm damage restoration in Orange County.

Storm damage happens in Tustin.

This winter we have seen some interesting storms pass through Southern California. There have been high winds, periods of heavy rain, and snow in the mountains. When you have storm damage, every minute counts, and SERVPRO® of Tustin and SERVPRO® of Orange/Villa Park are ready to assist you 24-hours a day. The moment we arrive, we will tarp and board up any areas of the structure that are exposed to the elements and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Here are some tips from our website on what you can do until help arrives:

What to do after a flooding.

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Tustin and SERVPRO® of Orange/Villa Park have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond. Call us today at 714-480-1340. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Tustin, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange/Villa Park is Independently Owned and Operated.

Contents Restoration Services in Tustin?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

An old jewelry box is shown. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Tustin.

When my Tustin home basement flooded, we were out of town, and the damage wasn’t discovered for a few days. Everything that touched the ground was damaged by water. All the furniture and cardboard boxes stored down in the basement were standing in water. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park.

The SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park technicians arrived quickly, assessed the situation, and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They contacted my insurance adjuster and helped me with the insurance paperwork and process. Fortunately, they were able to clean and restore most of the items from my basement and return them to preloss condition. Here are the cleaning methods they used:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to clean and restore your keepsakes. We’ll restore your water damage in Tustin, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sharing the SERVPRO History in Tustin

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada. SERVPRO of (Franchise) specializes in cleanup and restoration services in (City or County). We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park do?

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park works directly with most insurance companies and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Tustin.

Why SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.  

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Parkis independently owned and operated. 

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in Tustin

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in Tustin represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where the family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive clean-up and exit, should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park really do want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in Tustin. 

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park is Independently Owned and Operated.

Pet Fire Damage in Irvine?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

A puppy is lying next to a fire in a fireplace. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Orange County.

Pets and Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that pets and wild animals are partly responsible for starting about 750 home fires in the United States each year? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) pets are partly responsible for starting fires involving cooking equipment, fireplaces and chimney, space heaters, lamps, bulbs, wiring, and candles. SERVPRO® of Tustin and SERVPRO® of Orange/Villa Park have been mitigating fire damage emergencies in the Irvine area for years. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to keep your pets safe around fire:

Safety Tips

  • Pets are curious. They may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves and countertops
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place.
  • Keep pets away from the chimney’s outside vents and have a “pet-free zone” of at least three feet away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Tustin and SERVPRO® of Orange/Villa Park has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies. Call us today at 714-480-1340. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Irvine, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange/Villa Park is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Flood Insurance in SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent. 

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood. 

Things to know in Tustin. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in Tustin charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park recommends the following: 

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance 

www.fema.gov 

Staying Healthy around Standing Water in Tustin

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Staying Healthy Around Standing Water in Tustin:

Standing water of any kind in Tustin can be a powerful source of disease. Floods can be worse due to the amount of water involved. Even small puddles can pose a risk. 

Different kinds of debris can be found in flood water such as dead animals, rotted plants, and sewage, to name a few. If you have water damage inside your home, watch for debris in the home as well to include rotted food and electrical problems. 

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park suggests:

  • Washing dirty clothes and towels in hot water. Use bleach if possible
  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected. 
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Disinfect toys before letting children play with them
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in Tustin:

  • Avoid floodwaters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Tustin

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

If your home or business in Tustin has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings



SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park is independently owned and operated. 

Tips for Standing Water in Tustin

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

A flood doesn’t end once the storm stops. We still have to deal with all that standing water. The floodwater can take up to 11 days to disappear. It’s not time to go fishing.

If you have to evacuate your office, do not go back until you have been told it is safe.

Be careful driving in Tustin.  Remember to “Go around. Don’t Drown!” The water may still be too deep for safe travel.

Floods are not natural swimming pools

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things can be in the storm water leftovers
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting can make you sick  
  • Don’t drink the water
  • Water conducts electricity.  Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock

Floodwaters vs. Animals in Tustin:

  • Snakes and other animals may get into your building. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you clean up
  • Some animals might find your office a cozy place to live
  • If tap water is unsafe to drink, it is unsafe for your pets

Link:

https://www.ready.gov/floods 

Plan ahead for evacuation in the event of a storm for you and your pets in Tustin

4/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Tustin:

SERVPRO of Tustin and SERVPRO of Orange / Villa Park has these tips for people in our community dealing with disabilities during an evacuation. You may want to consider, during times of flooding, to pack a bag to have ready in case the worst happens.

Plan for backup if you have your own car. A storm or flood may damage your car.

Ask your healthcare provider to suggest what specific devices you might need if you need to evacuate due to an emergency: 

  • Where can I get medical supplies?
  • How I do get accessible transportation?
  • If medical help is needed, where would I go?
  • Does this facility have a disability ramp access?

Items to bring with you:

  • Written list for emergency contacts
  • List of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • Style & serial number of medical devices
  • Supply of medical equipment  
  • Extra battery for a power wheelchair
  • Any cushions or padding
  • Wheelchairs, canes, braces, etc.  
  • Medical bracelets
  • Medical insurance cards
  • List and/or supply of prescription medications

Our service animals are also affected by storm damage. For people who have service animals in Tustin, consider:

  • Packing extra food, water, & other supplies for the service animal
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal