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IICRC Certified Firm

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial IICRC Certified Firm SERVPRO or Beaumont/Banning is an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning, California

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

STORMS - are here SERVPRO BEAUMONT BANNING is there

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage STORMS - are here SERVPRO BEAUMONT BANNING is there Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Beaumont / Banning.

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Beaumont / Banning we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 951-922-2900

Riverside County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If you Suspect Mold

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Riverside County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If you Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Beaumont / Banning for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Beaumont / Banning specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 951-922-2900

WHAT to do if your house smells from burned food

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO WHAT to do if your house smells from burned food Enjoy this recipe and the lovely aroma of cooking beans. We at SERVPRO of Beaumont / Banning wish you a happy holiday season.

There isn't a whole lot that beats the taste of "Frijoles de la Olla," a nice big pot of freshly cooked pinto beans. A dash of pepper, a sprinkle of cumin - simmered up in a big pot for hours, filling the air with the essence of a Mexican kitchen. Just the thought of it sends my taste buds into overload with anticipation!

BUT... have you ever burned the beans? Burning beans can very quickly turn the smell of heavenly legumes into a hellish nightmare.

Sometimes, when boiling a pot for 3+ hours, people get distracted and forget about the bubbling stew on the stove.  Maybe someone wants to go out for a jog, maybe they get an unexpected call from friends, and the beans are FORGOTTEN!

It is very rare for a fire to break out from a pot of forgotten beans. Unfortunately,  the one thing that is unavoidable is the SMELL!

Burned beans have a tendency to permeate EVERY surface in the home.  Furniture, rugs, wood, clothing - they are all susceptible to the overpowering aroma caused by the scorched legumes.  

What should you do if you burn the beans?

1) THROW THE BEANS AWAY! - Once burned, they cannot be salvaged.  Sorry!

2) Open all windows and turn on the fan of your AC. - You want to get the smoke out of the house as soon as possible.

3) Call the experts at SERVPRO Beaumont/Banning. - While there are countless DIY instructions on how to clean the smell out of a house, SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning has been doing this since 1967. We have the equipment and know-how to quickly and efficiently get the smell out of your home.  Many DIY methods take weeks, and even then a residual smell can linger for a year or longer. Don't live with that stench for a year! Let us clean it up! It will be "Like it never even happened."

Here is a recipe for "Frijoles de la olla" that you can do in a crock-pot.  Much safer than leaving a boiling pot on the stove!

Recipe 

(from "The Other Side of the Tortilla")

CROCK-POT FRIJOLES DE LA OLLA

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

No-fuss recipe for frijoles de la olla made in a slow-cooker with pinto beans.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frijoles pintos (pinto beans)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (substitute with vegetable broth for a vegetarian version)
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 of a white onion, sliced 1/4 inch-thick
  • 1 chile guajillo
  • 1/2 of a small head of garlic (about 4-6 cloves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (to be added in last 45 minutes of cooking)

Instructions

  1. First, rinse your beans under cool water to remove any dirt or debris and get rid of any broken beans. There’s no need to soak the beans overnight!
  2. Layer the onion slices along the bottom of the crock-pot. Place the beans directly over the top of the onions. Tear off the stem of the chile and tuck it into the beans. Add the chicken broth. Remove the papery skin from the garlic cloves and place in the crock-pot whole. Add the ground cumin.
  3. You’ll notice the chicken broth isn’t enough to cover the beans and keep all the ingredients moist while cooking. Add 4 cups of boiling water over the top, making sure all the ingredients are under the broth and water and then put the cover on the slow-cooker.
  4. Turn the heat on to high for 5-6 hours (individual slow-cookers can vary slightly in temperature). If the beans start to get dry during cooking, add 1-2 extra cups of boiling water. I only had to add about one cup in the last hour. You can substitute boiling chicken broth in place of the extra boiling water if you like. Add the salt in the last 45 minutes of cooking and stir it in gently to incorporate.
  5. The beans should be soft to bite and have a nice broth when they’re finished, but shouldn’t be watery.

A few notes: if you don’t have a guajillo chile at home but you have other dried chiles, any other red chile you like and have is a fine substitute. If you have frijoles bayos instead of pintos, that’s a fine substitute as well. To prep this dish the night before, add everything to the crock-pot except the liquids and salt. The next day, add the liquid and turn on high. If you’re planning to let this cook while you’re at work all day, use a slow-cooker that has a timer that will turn the heat off or to a very low “keep warm” setting after the cooking time. You can then add the salt, reheat them for 30-60 minutes in the slow-cooker and enjoy!

WHEN IT RAINS . . . IT POURS -In Beaumont/Banning

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage WHEN IT RAINS . . . IT POURS -In Beaumont/Banning SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. WE ARE STORM READY

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. We are your neighbors so we know when bad storms are here.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Beaumont, Banning and Desert Hot Springs, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today!

SERVPRO BEAUMONT / BANNING / DESERT HOT SPRINGS HERE TO HELP - ALWAYS

951-922-2900

WILD FIRES AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

The active wildfires here in Southern California are increasing their impact as growing Santa Ana winds add fuel to these devastating blazes that are encroaching in our area. According to the New York Times, new fires broke out in Malibu on December 7, with at least 96,000 acres already burned in the Ventura area and 116,000 acres in Los Angeles County. Evacuations have closed hundreds of schools and forced 200,000 of our neighbors to seek safety. The “Thomas Fire” in the Ventura area continues to burn with the aid of strong winds. This fire has caused the closure of the 101 freeway and a boil-water advisory was issued for Ventura County. Santa Ana winds The Santa Ana winds that are enabling the fires to rapidly increase their reach can have speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. They are not expected to diminish until Friday into Saturday at the earliest. The National Weather Service has warned of “very rapid fire growth” in this area. SERVPRO Meteorologist Lela Davis said that the Santa Ana winds were already very dry when they reached the Southern California valley, allowing them to quickly pull moisture out of vegetation, increasing the risk for wildfires. For the first time ever, a purple wind warning was issued for today under the color-coded system used to advise about high winds. This purple warning pushed wind expectations from the “high” category to “extreme”. Ready to help, here at SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning, we are monitoring this wildfire situation closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during this event. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but in others it may be a partial loss, or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning 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.

Fire or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today

We’re Ready To Help 

 (951) 922-2900

What You Can Do Until help Arrives

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What You Can Do Until help Arrives Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem.

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today 951-922-2900

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional for mold remediation services.

What NOT to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it's a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Your Home Is More Than Just A Structure

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Home Is More Than Just A Structure The first 24 hours after a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. The first 24 hours after a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Our team is ready to respond as quickly as possible to help our Beaumont, Banning and Desert hot Springs community with cleanup and restoration.

About SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

The Mold Experts

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Mold Experts If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. Restoring the affected space to its preloss conditions.

If You See Visible Mold 

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When you discover mold, call us at 951-922-2900 and we will go through our standard mold remediation process:

  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (951) 922-2900 

Fire Damage Can Be Devasting For Any Business

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Can Be Devasting For Any Business We know how costly and devastating a fire can be to a business.

Many businesses are at risk for a fire, especially when they lease older buildings in need of repairs. We know how costly and devastating a fire can be to a business, so it is always our goal to get you back up and running right away. 

What to Expect:

When we visit your business after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your business, call us right away at 951-922-2900. SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning treat you with empathy and respect, and your property with care.

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.