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It's No Hurricane Dorian, But Beware of Incoming Southern California Weather

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane Dorian Passes Trough the East Coast As Unusual Weather Systems Begin to Hit Southern California

While our branch gives its best wishes to those in Dorian's path, we've become aware of some unusual weather patterns developing here in Cerritos,CA. These patterns include high temperature levels and extreme humidity making thunderstorms more likely.

  • Thunderstorm Advisory

Local weather services have put Southern California mountain range areas on Flash Flood watch as thunderstorm systems are being noticed to form. The areas on alert are the following: San Bernardino County Mountains-Riverside County Mountains-
San Diego County Mountains-San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-

It is recommended to have all outside weather gear prepped in the case of an emergency or flash flood.

  • Heat Advisory

In addition to the potential for thunderstorms, other areas are seeing excessive heat. The areas on alert and that are being impacted include the cities of Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa,
Santee, Poway, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Fullerton, and Mission Viejo. 

During these advisories, it is recommended to not be outdoors for lengthy periods of time. If necessary to be outdoors, have enough cold water with you at all times. 

During these complex weather patterns, the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team encourages all in the area to stay safe and hydrated. Should the weather prove to cause damage in your home or business, we are here to help! (562)916-7646

Who Is Entering Your Cerritos Home or Business?

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why the industry-certified professionals at SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens are the ideal crew for your disaster

An unexpected disaster in your Southern California home or business raises many questions. What can cause even further anxiety though is when you don't know enough information about the restoration crew to put your mind at ease. We want our customers to be comfortable and know exactly who is on site. In this brief piece, our branch explains our crew and their skills in more detail. 

  • Skill sets

Each field crew that we send out is led by a crew chief who is well versed in all aspects of the restoration process. During each step of the process, our crew chief updates the customer as new information becomes available and guides the other crew members in what steps to take with the ultimate goal of efficient restoration in mind. It is common to have several crew member with varying IICRC certifications on site.

  • Personality

Both our office staff and field personnel are caring members of Southern California communities and families. They seek to further help those in other communities by effectively restoring homes and businesses. 

All staff at the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens branch keeps effective restoration and customer satisfaction as their priority! We look forward to helping you!

Can Southern California Homeowners Do Their Own Restoration After A Disaster?

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why Hire the Professionals At SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens?

  • Effective Restoration

When a disaster occurs in your home or business, your first reaction may be to try to clean and restore the damage as soon as possible. Our team strongly recommends waiting for professionals to arrive and letting them assess the damage first. The following are several reasons why:

  1. Exposure to and spread of mold can result if areas are not properly cared for and tested first.
  2. In cases of fire damage, only industry-certified and properly graded equipment can be used to filter and eliminate smoke residue.
  3. In cases of water damage, moisture readings and mitigation lines are used to help our team determine which sections of a structure are compromised. 
  • Customer Service

In addition to proper care of impacted zones, by allowing our team of industry-certified professionals to be on site you receive top notch customer service. Through each step of the process we talk with your insurance provider and keep you up to date on what's next.

It may seem easier to handle a loss on your own. However, by allowing the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens staff to take care of your damage, you ensure complete restoration and quality service in a timely manner. Call our office today! (562)916-7646

Keeping Your Cool When Your Southern California AC Starts Leaking

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Maintaining Your AC and Preventing Flood Damage in Southern California 

During these hot summer months, having an air conditioning unit that works properly is very useful. A problem we have seen is when AC units are left unchecked and cause water damage in a home through slow leaking. The team at SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens wanted to briefly explain the way an air conditioning system works within a home. 

  1. An evaporator coil captures air from outside and cools it, forming moisture during this process.
  2. Moisture from the coil drips onto a drain pan then down through a drain line to route out the liquid and leave you with refreshing temperatures.

If not properly maintained, a clogged drain line results in moisture being backed up and overflowing. Another reason AC can cause water damage in a home is when the drain pan itself is faulty and moisture slips through. 

There are several other factors that can cause Air Conditioning systems to cause home water damage. We encourage you to see this article on Popular Mechanics for more information. Should you experience this type of water damage in your home or business, the professionals at SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens will be there to assist you. 

Making Your Cerritos Business More Attractive to Potential Customers

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Attracting SoCal Customers By Keeping Your Commercial Environment Clean

While keeping a professional environment clean may seem obvious, there are several areas in commercial settings that commonly get overlooked. In this brief article, our team breaks down the various steps to keeping your business as clean and well organized as possible. 

  • Documents and Personal Workspaces

Even in today's tech-centered society, keeping paper copies of important documents and records is still commonplace. What we've discovered is that having a dedicated space with a specific system for organizing these documents does two positive things for your Cerritos business. This level of organization allows for a more productive work environment as assets are easily located. In addition, unnecessary clutter is eliminated.

  • Common Areas

Speaking to unnecessary clutter, this often occurs in common space. When there is lack of scheduling for team members to clean these common areas, employees can become frustrated and a messy work environment can slow production down. 

These are just two aspects the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team has found helpful in keeping a clean and efficient commercial environment. Stop by and see for yourself today!

Your SoCal Fire Data Report - Tips From the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Team

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Staying Safe Through the Remainder of the SoCal Summer

As the summer season nears a close, fire preparedness does not seem to be as serious of a concern. However, recent data from the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection reveals otherwise. Scott McLean of the Department spoke on the Socal Statistics. "Last week, California faced scorching temperatures and extremely dry conditions, leading to over 275 new wildfires starting across all jurisdictions, with 227 of those starting within CAL FIRE’s jurisdiction. While the majority of those fires were kept under 10 acres, there were a few that did grow into larger incidents."

So how do you enjoy a safe rest of the summer here in Southern California? Our team has a few safety tips to share!

SoCal Fire Safety Tips

  • Make sure your vehicles do not drag anything when in motion.
  • Only use landscaping tools before 10AM and never have metal blades in contact with dry foliage. 
  • Avoid causing excess heat (with tools or machinery) especially in windy environments.

We wish you the safest and best conclusion to your Southern California Summer.  

Our Arsenal of Equipment - Ready to Make Any Disaster Like it Never Even Happened

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

A Brief Breakdown On the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Equipment Capabilities

When it comes to handling disasters, we know that no environment is the same and we have to customize our approach to each loss. Being adaptable is one of the most crucial skills all our staff possesses. For this reason too, we keep a wide variety of equipment with various functions to make the restoration process as timely and efficient as possible. So, what are some of the on-site operators?

  • Dehumidifiers

As the name infers, Dehumidifiers main function is to reduce humidity in the impacted zone/s. These machines have a specially designed intake system to capture the moisture in the air, freeze it into a liquid state, then expel it out of the environment. These function best in a sealed environment.

  • Air Scrubbers

Yes it's true! These machines scrub the air! Air Scrubbers are designed to run the air in the environment through a series of filters that capture elements including smoke particles, dust particles and other harmful substances.

  • InjectiDry System

One of our highly effective proprietary systems include the InjectiDry. This system allows us to cover a large amount of flooring within a structure by placing heating mats on the surface which are hooked in to a heating source for even and rapid drying.

At SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens we adapt to all types of environments and are dedicated to serve you!

Faster to your Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Water Damage Event

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. We know how difficult this type of damage can be. It can only become more complicated if you do not have the right help.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –


SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens has industry-certified professionals ready to help you!

Restoring Cerritos and Hawaiian Gardens Businesses

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

How does SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens approach a commercial loss?

  • Arriving on Site

Each field member in our branch has been trained to tailor their approach on site based on two factors. First, the source and level of damage to the structure. Next, what departments or areas need to be serviced first to have the business up and running as soon as possible?

  • Quality Restoration without Preventing Business Operations

Once the restoration plan is determined, goals are met to restore damages. To aid this process,  our technicians bring equipment on site which is designed to stay compact and out of the way while performing rapid remediation. 

  • Communication

We recognize the strain an unexpected disaster puts on your business workflow. That is why on every site we make customers well informed of exactly what is being done as well as a timeframe for execution of work.

At SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens we are ready to help in any size disaster. 

Taking Care of Our Customers from Initial Inspection to Final Walk

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

We Hold Ourselves Responsible for Guiding Every Customer through the Restoration Process

  • Others Involved in the Restoration Process

While SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens teams are dedicated to all aspects of the restoration process, it is occasionally necessary to bring on other vendors to perform specific tasks. For this reason our management team has built strong relationships with other operators we trust to perform such tasks.

  • Accountable for All Services

Though our staff may not always be on site during services being performed, we verify that the correct steps are taken. Our long-standing relationships with others in the industry ensure your home or business is in good hands. 

When unexpected disaster strikes, the process can already be complicated. By choosing the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team, you eliminate many headaches and ensure that a quality restoration team with clear communication takes care of you.