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Steps for water damage

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Do you have damage in your home or business from a flood? For anyone that does, you need to understand the steps that need to be taken to help you get the flood damage in Orange County cleaned up and your property restored to the way it was before the damage happened.

The following are the most important steps to follow to help you get the damage from the flood cleaned up and your property restored as soon as you can.

Step #1: Call your insurance company

The first step that you need to take is to call your insurance company to let them know about the damage. If you have flood insurance, they will help you pay for the cleanup and restoration. That is going to make it much easier for you and more affordable.

Step #2: Call SERVPRO of Huntington Beach 714-841-1695

Your second step needs to be a phone call to a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Huntington Beach. They will get the cleanup and restoration done for you in a timely manner. They will also ensure that all the damage is cleaned up, so that no damage is left behind to cause you problems in the future.

Plus, it will be more affordable for you to get your property cleaned up and restored with the professionals because they have the equipment and supplies already to get the job done effectively. If you tried to get everything needed to do this big job, it would become expensive very quickly.

The sooner you make the call to get the professionals into your home or business, the sooner you will be able to put the flood damage behind you in the past.

Step #3: Remove all the belongings that you can

Before the professionals get to your home or business, it is a good idea for you to remove all the belongings that you can, especially the ones that have not been damaged. This will ensure that they are not damaged during the cleanup and restoration process.

It will also help to save time, so the professionals can concentrate on the cleanup and restoration of the damage and the belongings that were damaged. Once the professionals get to your home or business, get out of their way, but until then, do all you can to make their job easier because it will be better for them and you in the long run on time and your budget.

Now that you have the steps to follow, you will be able to easily and effectively get the flood damage in Orange County cleaned up and your property restored to the way it was before the damage happened. Just be sure that you utilize all these steps, so you can get back to your life and the important things you need to do without this damage being a problem for you anymore.

Water Heater Damage

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Your water heater is a valuable piece of equipment in your Huntington Beach home. It provides hot water for bathrooms and your kitchen for a variety of uses. However, routine water heater maintenance prevents possible issues. Otherwise, they can leak, rust, and cause a great deal of damage to your home. Many people think flooding is the primary method of loss that a broken water heater can cause, and there are additional problems which can also cost you lots of money in repairs and even affect the health of you and your family.  

Even a slow leak can cause a good deal of water damage to your Huntington Beach home while raising your utility bill from the wasted water. If your home has been the victim of such an incident, you want to have professionals help you clean it up and repair the damage. At SERVPRO of Huntington Beach, we have expert training and plenty of experience in handling water damage emergencies just like this.  

Whether your water heater has caused a flood in your home or has caused other water damage, our SERVPRO Franchise professionals inspect the damage upon arriving at your home, so we know the best way to proceed. If there is standing  water, we extract that first with a pump, and then we can dry your property back out using industrial fans and dehumidifiers. We want to finish this process as efficiently and quickly as we can so we can avoid mold growth.  

If your water heater has flooded your home, it is usually created by the unit bursting and spilling vast amounts of water onto the floor. The water can seep into cracks in your baseboard, seep into floorboards, and get under carpets and more. Water that gets under flooring can warp the wood and create much damage which requires replacing the affected wood.  

Water which flows behind walls can warp the support system and wooden studs, which means it needs replacing. It can also damage vulnerable drywall and other items. Water released from a poorly maintained water heater makes the moisture content of the air to rise, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold grows at a tremendous rate and can cause health effects.  

SERVPRO of Huntington Beach knows that when your home has a water damage emergency, it is essential not to waste time. Give us a call at (714) 841-1695 as soon as you realize there is a problem so we can help you clean it up and get your home back to the way it was before the water invaded.

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1/28/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Huntington Beach 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Huntington Beach 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 -
(714) 841-1695

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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach

SERVPRO of Huntington Beach 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.

Steps To Take For Flood Damage In Orange County Clean Up And Restoration

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have damage in your home or business from a flood? For anyone that does, you need to understand the steps that need to be taken to help you get the flood damage in Orange County cleaned up and your property restored to the way it was before the damage happened.

The following are the most important steps to follow to help you get the damage from the flood cleaned up and your property restored as soon as you can.

Step #1: Call your insurance company

The first step that you need to take is to call your insurance company to let them know about the damage. If you have flood insurance, they will help you pay for the cleanup and restoration. That is going to make it much easier for you and more affordable.

Step #2: Call SERVPRO of Huntington Beach 714-841-1695

Your second step needs to be a phone call to a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Huntington Beach. They will get the cleanup and restoration done for you in a timely manner. They will also ensure that all the damage is cleaned up, so that no damage is left behind to cause you problems in the future.

Plus, it will be more affordable for you to get your property cleaned up and restored with the professionals because they have the equipment and supplies already to get the job done effectively. If you tried to get everything needed to do this big job, it would become expensive very quickly.

The sooner you make the call to get the professionals into your home or business, the sooner you will be able to put the flood damage behind you in the past.

Step #3: Remove all the belongings that you can

Before the professionals get to your home or business, it is a good idea for you to remove all the belongings that you can, especially the ones that have not been damaged. This will ensure that they are not damaged during the cleanup and restoration process.

It will also help to save time, so the professionals can concentrate on the cleanup and restoration of the damage and the belongings that were damaged. Once the professionals get to your home or business, get out of their way, but until then, do all you can to make their job easier because it will be better for them and you in the long run on time and your budget.

Now that you have the steps to follow, you will be able to easily and effectively get the flood damage in Orange County cleaned up and your property restored to the way it was before the damage happened. Just be sure that you utilize all these steps, so you can get back to your life and the important things you need to do without this damage being a problem for you anymore.

Why Routine Water Heater Maintenance is Important to Prevent Water Damage in Your Huntington Beach Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleanup for Your Huntington Beach Home

Your water heater is a valuable piece of equipment in your Huntington Beach home. It provides hot water for bathrooms and your kitchen for a variety of uses. However, routine water heater maintenance prevents possible issues. Otherwise, they can leak, rust, and cause a great deal of damage to your home. Many people think flooding is the primary method of loss that a broken water heater can cause, and there are additional problems which can also cost you lots of money in repairs and even affect the health of you and your family.  

Even a slow leak can cause a good deal of water damage to your Huntington Beach home while raising your utility bill from the wasted water. If your home has been the victim of such an incident, you want to have professionals help you clean it up and repair the damage. At SERVPRO of Huntington Beach, we have expert training and plenty of experience in handling water damage emergencies just like this.  

Whether your water heater has caused a flood in your home or has caused other water damage, our SERVPRO Franchise professionals inspect the damage upon arriving at your home, so we know the best way to proceed. If there is standing  water, we extract that first with a pump, and then we can dry your property back out using industrial fans and dehumidifiers. We want to finish this process as efficiently and quickly as we can so we can avoid mold growth.  

If your water heater has flooded your home, it is usually created by the unit bursting and spilling vast amounts of water onto the floor. The water can seep into cracks in your baseboard, seep into floorboards, and get under carpets and more. Water that gets under flooring can warp the wood and create much damage which requires replacing the affected wood.  

Water which flows behind walls can warp the support system and wooden studs, which means it needs replacing. It can also damage vulnerable drywall and other items. Water released from a poorly maintained water heater makes the moisture content of the air to rise, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold grows at a tremendous rate and can cause health effects.  

SERVPRO of Huntington Beach knows that when your home has a water damage emergency, it is essential not to waste time. Give us a call at (714) 841-1695 as soon as you realize there is a problem so we can help you clean it up and get your home back to the way it was before the water invaded.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

8/1/2016 (Permalink)

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of Huntington Beach knows there's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare ofteh tenants and the revenue of the property owner. Have you developed a thorough contingency plan? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to help you get back in your building as quickly as possible?

SERVPRO of Huntington Beach can provide you assistance in developing and Emergency Ready Profile. As part of a well throught-out contingency plan, your ERP will contian informaition you need in teh event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO professionals can manage the damage with

-Over 45 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry

-More than 1700 franchises

-Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control

-Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! SERVPRO of Huntington Beach will work hard to restore the property and its contents to pre-loss condition.