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Standing Water in Your Cerritos Home Doesn't Stand A Chance!

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Extracting Standing Water From Your Cerritos, CA Home

Imagine a calm Sunday afternoon in your place of peace and tranquility. No interruptions, just pure bliss.  Nothing could ruin this day...or so you thought. Just as you get home and open the front doo, you set foot in the entryway and - slosh! That's when it happens...you find several inches of standing water pooled together throughout the home. Where is this coming from? Towels obviously won't do the job. What can be done?

Our team of experts is on your side to answer and take action to these questions. With our use of cutting edge technology we are prepared to handle any size disaster. So how does it work?

When standing water occurs, there is no delicate way to take care of it. Our field techs are equipped with Portable Flood Removal Extractors designed to properly eliminate pools of water in a residence or commercial environment. This equipment is designed with two, three stage vacuums (three rates of suction) to not only extract the standing water but also eliminate moisture in small hard-to-reach areas. This high powered extractor is designed to be portable so even in tight spaces it can get the job done. 

Once the water has been extracted and as much moisture eliminated as possible, our techs work together to develop the correct drying plan for the remaining zones affected. Drying services are initiated with dehumidifies/air movement and work is completed in the most efficient manner possible. When appropriate our staff work with approved vendors to ensure that the source of the loss is repaired and all signs of moisture are completely eliminated. 

With us, standing water doesn't stand a chance!

Feel free to call today! 562-916-7646

Cerritos Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

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 Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens 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 – 562-916-7646

Ensuring Your Safety! Caring for our Cerritos Customers and Staff

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

How the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Team Works to Keep You Safe

While times are uncertain to say the least, there are two things you can always depend on from the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens branch. What are these? Safety and Cleanliness!

Especially during these times, our team recognizes one of the few places to have a sense of peace is in your home. When a water or fire damage occurs in your Southern California residence, we take the utmost care in ensuring safety and cleanliness are at the forefront of our operations. This is to ensure we preserve a safe and peaceful environment while servicing your SoCal Home. 

Our operations managers conduct weekly safety meetings with crew chiefs and technicians to keep them up to date and adaptable to various challenges that are common to the industry. In addition, all equipment is regularly sanitized and personal protective equipment is an absolute must for all technicians. 

Though times may be uncertain, you can depend on the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens branch to promote peace of mind. We do this by maintaining all safety measures and ensuring clear communication throughout our entire process.

We are here to help you through any unexpected event, call today at 562-916-7646.

We are Cerritos Cleaning Experts

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, we felt it a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services would be beneficial. In all of our cleaning practices and procedures, we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. There are two key factors that our set our cleaning services a level above the competition.

  • Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens  562-916-7646

Emphasis on Quality & Efficiency - Restoring Your Cerritos Business

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

How the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Team Restores Your Business

There is never and ideal time for a water damage to occur. Especially during these uncertain times, the last thing needed is for a business to be shut down longer than expected. The SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team recognizes the need for timely response and efficient restoration to get your place of business back in order. This is why our team has put the following procedures in place to quickly address and mitigate even the largest commercial water damages.

  • Proprietary Systems

In any water damage from a pinhole leak to a large loss main burst, organization is a crucial component to the drying process. Our team implements technologies to track drying progress in every affected zone. This means that at any given time any crew on site is able to track exactly how much progress each zone, and material within that zone, is progressing. This gives us the information needed to ensure we provide an accurate drying time table. 

  • Cutting Edge Drying Equipment

Another vital component to timely and effective drying involves equipment being placed. The SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team is centralized around the idea of being ready for any size disaster. This means we have the appropriate hardware on hand to address situations from small crawlspaces and attics to multi level business structures to dry any environment in the most rapid and effective method. 

Water intrusion into your place of business can never be planned for. However, the staff at the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens branch plan on employing all procedures to get your place of business back in order.

Call the experts today at 562-916-7646!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – A Defensive Cleaning Program for Your Cerritos Home

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal Our certified defensive cleaning program gives your Cerritos business a way forward by providing ongoing safety and cleanliness procedures.

As our Cerritos & Hawaiian Gardens communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal... 

The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens today at  562-916-7646 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

When Storms or Floods hit Cerritos,CA SERVPRO is ready!

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

In the event of a storm disaster: Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Cerritos and Hawaiian Gardens CA.

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SERVPRO ofCerritos/Hawaiian Gardens 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, 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 at 562-916-7646

SERVPRO's Document Restoration Process

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Making Document Restoration Efficient for Cerritos Businesses 

When unexpected damage is caused in your Cerritos,CA home or place of business, the process can prove to be more difficult and time consuming than expected. What adds to this already stressful process is when important and/or valuable documents are found damaged. Thankfully, your SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team understands this and has a solution to help using our very own document recovery facility. 

After each item is digitally inventoried and freeze dried through our system, it is decontaminated via Gamma rays. High-energy photons are emitted from an isotope source (Cobalt 60) producing ionization (electron disruptions) throughout the material. These photon-induced changes at the molecular level cause the death of the organism or render the organism incapable of reproduction.

After this step in the process is complete, customers have the option to have all documents completely digitized for easy access to records in the future or appropriate disposal if they choose. 

Our staff at SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens are here to serve you! During these trying times we wish to ensure customer satisfaction in all aspects of our services. 

Safe Southern California Commuting during Storms

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Best Practices and Safety During Storms in Cerritos,CA

While residents in Cerritos,CA have seen a fair share of wet weather, our staff wanted to share several safety tips to keep in mind. This information covers vehicle maintenance as well as activities at home. 

  • The First 10 minutes

When rain patterns are present, the first ten minutes are the most critical. This is due to the fact that residue from oils and motor fluids are being dampened thus causing a slippery surface on most public roads. It is recommended to bare this in mind and keep speeds at a reasonably cautious pace. 

  • Vehicle Maintenance 

It is ideal to ensure the following before wet weather starts to manifest: 

  1. Check vehicle tires to ensure proper traction and inflation.
  2. Check windshield wipers to ensure you will have as clear visibility as possible. 
  3. Ensure all break lights and headlights are in working order. 

This basic vehicle maintenance takes just several minutes and will ensure a safer commute. 

  • Activities Involving Electricity 

When performing any task involving electrical equipment or tools during wet weather, caution is most important. Ensure that your tool or piece of equipment's wiring is sealed properly and there are no frayed bits of wiring present. If operating tools or appliances with rechargeable batteries it is highly advised to do this in a covered area. 

SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Field Technicians are trained in handling the damages that result from storms. Our team is here to you help you! Should you require our services, we are available 24/7 to help you!

Protecting Your Southern California Business Against COVID-19

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help During COVID-19 and Beyond Corona Virus atoms stopped by SERVPRO

Our Restoration Team Works to Protect Your Cerritos Business from COVID-19

As the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues, our team is closely monitoring the situation and evaluating how we can better serve our customers during this distressing time.

  • Protecting Your Southern California Business

We especially recognize the economic damage that is resulting from such a pandemic. With these distressing times, we are here to offer aid in protecting what's important to you. This is done by means of ULV fogging to effectively disinfect and treat places where a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • ULV Fogging

With a virus such as COVID-19 being able to be transmitted through droplets, thorough disinfecting is vital. The SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens team is equipped with ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Fogging Machines for this very purpose. These machines are designed to deodarize and disinfect any space through pressurized distribution of CDC approved disinfectants and other cleaning products.

  • Why it works?

Our fogging machines have a function to enable flow control which atomizes liquids from fine (20 microns) to heavy (56 microns). With a flexible hose, all areas in a space are thoroughly covered.

For questions about this virus, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

If you would like to find out more about our disinfecting services, please call (562)916-7646

We are here to help you!