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Storm Damage Restoration Process

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Violent weather such as storm damage can wreak havoc on buildings as well as vegetation. Wind damage can be a hazard to the structure of a building, by loosening the shingles or tiles on the roof. This can cause moisture such as rain and snow to infiltrate into the protective surface of the roof, which will result in the wood swelling and later on disintegration and becoming moldy. This outcome will lead to a sagging ceiling and further problems. Elements such as wind, rain, hail, and lightning can result in turning people’s lives upside down, this is why having a storm damage restoration service to help this type of emergency is a good option.

Here are some of the activities you can expect from the storm restoration service professionals.

  • Whether it is a business or residence, the restoration company will come to your property and their trained experts will do a thorough examination of the interior and exterior of your building. This will help them discover the level of the damage. In many cases, the restoration company will discuss the renovation plans with you and your insurance adjuster.
  • When everything is agreed upon, the work begins. Depending on what type of damage is present, this will determine the type of equipment the professional will use. In the case of flooding, they will use specialized pumps and vacuums to remove water from the affected areas.
  • Generators will be brought in to operate their dehumidifiers and air movers, so mold and mildew do not have a change to make matters worse. Using customized cleaners, the specialist will then disinfect hard surfaces and shampoo salvageable carpets as well as apply deodorant to combat any odors.

We Answer the Phone 24/7 Ready to Help, Call Today! (951) 922-2900

Smoke and Soot Damage

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Types of Smoke:

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is unique, each one requires a solution tailored for the specific conditions.  SERVPRO has the equipment, expertise, and experience to clean and restore your structure affected by fire and smoke damage.  

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 951.922.2900

For Immediate Service in the Beaumont, Banning and Desert Hot Springs communities, Call SERVPRO

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of a SERVPRO van and two box trucks Part of SERVPRO Beaumont/Banning's fleet of vehicles

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Beaumont, Banning and Desert Hot Springs. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 951.922.2900

Residential Services

Whether your Beaumont, Banning or Desert Hot Springs home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Beaumont, Banning or Desert Hot Springs commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning 24-Hour Emergency Fire Damage Mitigation

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of kitchen oven with fire retardant covering the appliance Residential fire loss caused by kitchen oven

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 951.922.2900

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning Fire Damage Restoration

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

Image of kitchen stove pulled out from cabinet with fire damage Picture of a kitchen stove where fire started and affected entire home

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is available 24 hours a day for fire and water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with fire and smoke damage a good portion of the damage can not be seen but rather smelled. Microscopic particles enter into the air ducts, filters, and every fabric of the home. That is why when you experience a fire large or small SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning wants to be the 1st call you make after calling 911.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today – 951-922-2900

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 Beaumont/Banning has the specific fire damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your fire damage emergency. Although you don’t need to have all the answers, we ask these questions to 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 fire damaged home or business
  • When did the fire occur?
  • What caused the fire damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

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.

 Meet Our Crew https://www.SERVPRObeaumontbanning.com/employee-photos

STORM Training Is Highly Specialized, SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is STORM Ready

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

dopplar image of large storm cell in orange severe color SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is 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

St. Michael's Episcopal Church Austin, Texas

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning arrived in Austin, Texas to help with the catastrophic water losses in the area we had no idea what to expect.

Our first contact was Julie who was the Site Manager at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. The Church and attached Children's Center suffered extensive damage. The water pipes froze and burst subsequently flooding the entire lower level of the Church and Children's Center. The Pews were damaged extensively, Tile and flooring had to be removed.

For Julie, her top priority was to get the Children's Center up and running as fast as possible. The Center provided much needed daycare and educated to approximately 70 kids.

Mark's Team went right to work placing the air movers and dehumidifiers throughout the Center and School. Once the moisture readings came back dry, demolition began. Demo continued for approximately two weeks with clean up taking another week. Mark's Team had the contractors in there and school reopened before we left Austin. 

Julie was very grateful to the SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning Team. So much so she was happy to give us a video testimonial. Stay tuned for that to be added to our website and social media.  

Its a Seller's Market... Is Your Home Clean Enough To Bring Over Ask Offers

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Are you having difficulties selling your home? Maybe you are a Real Estate Agent or Broker who can't seem to find a buyer for a home you have listed. Although many factors may contribute to this, one big factor that affects whether a home is sold and sold fast is its physical condition. Is your home at its top condition? It not, you may have to wait a long while to find a buyer. ­

Clean Homes Sell Faster

When buyers are looking at homes to make one their own, a clean and fresh smelling home makes a difference. When homes are dirty and ill maintained, it makes it more difficult for a seller and an agent to sell the home. A home not maintained may be in the market for a very long time.  

Reasons to keep your home at its top condition:

  • Maximized Market Value
  • Faster Sale
  • Pass Home Inspection

Real Estate Agents Will Benefit Too

If you are an agent or broker, you will find that having listings of homes in great condition helps to enhance your reputation and it also helps you to sell the home faster and for a better price. A win-win for you and your client.  

IF YOU HAVE A HOME OR ARE LISTING ONE THAT IS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION, WE CAN HELP.

SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning offers a variety of services that can help revive your listing and make it look its best:

  • Carpet, Drapery and Blind Cleaning
  • Wall, Ceiling and Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Duct & HVAC Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation  

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.

You've Come Home To A Water Leak, What To Do Next

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

4 Steps to Minimize your Water Damage

Every home is at risk when it comes to dealing with leaks, floods, and water damages from storms. It can become stressful and costly when repairing these damages. Here are 4 easy steps to follow to lessen the damages if an unexpected water disaster happens in your home.

  1. Cut Off the Source

Almost every person’s first response to a water flood is to clean it up. Although that is an important step to lessening the damages, it is best to cut off the water source first. This helps prevent further water flow. If the source isn’t an appliance, find the main water shutoff valve to the house and turn it off. The valve is usually located in the basement or outside of a home.

  1. Preserve Your Home

Now, if the extent of the damage is small enough, you can proceed to clean up the water. Using rags, mops, and buckets would be the most beneficial. You may need to move furniture around for easier access to the area. If the water damage is related to sewage water, DO NOT clean up the water and call a remediation company. Sewage water should be left alone to prevent sickness and further contamination to other parts of the home.

  1. Contact Restoration Company

To the naked eye, an affected area may look dry and cleaned. However, the materials underneath or behind the surfaces may still be wet. Water damages often leads to mold no matter the extent of the water. Contact a Water Restoration Company, such as SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning, to help assess the damages and prevent mold.

  1. Do Not Panic

For most this may be the hardest step to do, but don’t panic. Panicking causes us to make decisions and action we might regret. For example, removing any carpet or flooring on your own. Professional restoration experts are there to help and restore your home.

Water damages can happen to any home. Be prepared and follow these 4 easy steps to help minimize the damages and ease the restoration process.

Grey Water! What is that?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Different Types of Water Losses

When dealing with an emergency water loss, many people are unaware of the different types of water losses that could happen in their home or business. Knowing the type of water loss help determine the proper drying techniques and designate which damaged materials can and cannot be restored. Water losses fall into three categories: clean water, gray water and black water.

Category 1: Clean Water

This type of water loss comes from a source that does not pose substantial harm. It may include broken water pipes, overflows, and falling rainwater. However, it may not always remain clean after it encounters other surfaces or materials. If left untreated it may become a category 2 water loss.

Category 2: Gray Water

Gray water contains significant contamination and has potential to cause illness or discomfort. Sources include overflows or broke pipes contaminated with chemicals or microorganisms.

Category 3: Black Water

Category 3 water loss is grossly contaminated and may contain harmful agents. This type of water loss carries silt, organic matter, heavy metals, and toxic substances that create black water. With a black water loss, most materials may be removed and properly dispose.

 *****   If you are unsure of the type of water loss you are dealing with or don’t know how to go about handling it, call a professional for help. SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is IICRC certified, with highly trained specialist that are available 24/7.