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SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/ Kaiserto to the rescue

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Gray stain on pale leather couch SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser restores furniture so you don’t have to replace it

Fires can rip through Ontario businesses any time of the day or night (emergencies have no respect for vacations), so call SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser at (909) 390-0238 no matter when a disaster strikes. We promise an immediate response.

Even a small fire can leave enough soot and smoke damage to close a business. SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser understands that lost time is lost revenue, so we areFaster to any size disaster to stop additional damage from causing a longer time without open doors.

Our technicians have certifications in restoring property from fire damage, including that from smoke and soot. If necessary, technicians will board-up or provide tarps to protect the building. They will then start cleaning, disinfecting, and repairing the structure as well as restoring the furniture, flooring, and other property. We work to restore all materials, so that Ontario businesses do not have to replace equipment, upholstery, and fixtures.

Water damage may be another result of fire because of the firefighters’ work, automated sprinkler, or other efforts. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is also certified in remediating water damage. Count on us to have the latest equipment and up-to-date training to restore the business to the preloss condition.

Ozoning removes all odors from smoke, soot, or water.

If you need help, or just have questions, call (909) 390-0238, or get in touch with us online.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnortheastontariokaiser.com/

Fireworks Causing Fire Damage in Kaiser?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

A girl is shown holing a firework sparkler outside her home on a Summer night. We provide fire restoration services in Ontario.

Know the Law

According to CAL FIRE, although many places in California outlaw fireworks due to the threat of  property damage and wildfires, there are Safe and Sane zones in some cities where fireworks are allowed. SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser encourages the residents of the Ontario and Kaiser communities to check your local laws to find out if fireworks are legal where you live, and if there are designated Safe and Sane fireworks areas. California also has zero-tolerance for the sale and use of illegal fireworks including:

  • Sky rockets
  • Bottle rockets
  • Roman candles
  • Aerial shells
  • Firecrackers
  • Other fireworks that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner

Sparklers Cause One-Quarter of Emergency Room Visits

In a 2018 report issued by The National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), fireworks started around 19,500 fires including 1900 structure fires amounting to $105 million in direct property damage. Children ages 10 – 14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury and 36 percent of all injuries were victims under age 15.

Call Us Today

If your home or business succumbs to fire damage, SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is on call 24 hours a day and is and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency. Call us at 909-390-0238. We’ll restore your home or business in Kaiser “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is Independently Owned and Operated.

Strong Winds Causing Commercial Property Damage in Kaiser?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Strong Santa Ana winds are shown blowing through palm trees in an urban area of Southern California. We can be onsite within four hours of your call to repair property damage in Ontario.

Rare Winds

Last week, Santa Ana winds blew through the Los Angeles area and parts of Southern California. This is a rare event as June is not normally the time of year when these winds occur. The Santa Ana wind season usually happens from October through March each year. These winds are associated with the California wildfire season because the warm, dry air fuels fast moving fires. SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser has years of experience repairing commercial damage in Kaiser caused by wind and fire and has a team of highly trained technicians ready to help you.

Reconstruction Services

We are certified restoration specialists and licensed General Contractors. We know how important it is to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible to minimize the inconvenience to your customers and employees. We will help you with the insurance paperwork and process and we will see your repairs through to the successful completion of the job.

Call Us Today

If you experience property damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario / Kaiser is Here to Help. ® Our team is on call 24 hours a day every day to respond to your property damage emergency. Call us at 909-390-0238. We’ll clean and restore your home or business in Kaiser “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is Independently Owned and Operated.

Did You Have an Oven Fire in Ontario?

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

A woman is shown using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in her oven. Fire extinguishers can prevent fire from spreading to other rooms in Kaiser.

Did you know that United States fire departments respond to an average of 173,200 home fires involving cooking each year? According to the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), the leading cause of home cooking fires is caused by leaving the kitchen unattended while food is cooking. According to the NFPA report, the majority of home cooking fires begin when cooking materials ignite. Cooking materials like cooking oil and cooking fat and related substances catch on fire and begin kitchen fires in 66 percent of the cases.

Highly Trained

If your kitchen catches on fire in Ontario, SERVPRO® of Ontario Northeast/Kaiser wants you to know that we are highly trained fire damage restoration specialists and we have years of experience restoring fire damage. From the moment you call us we can be onsite within four hours to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Depending on the kind of fire damage you experience, we will provide these services to bring your property back to pre-damage condition:

  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
  • Water Removal and Drying
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot From All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Restoration

Call Us Today

Call us at 909-390-0238 to find out more about our cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO® of Ontario Northeast/Kaiser wants to help you with any size fire damage repair.  We’ll restore your property damage in Kaiser “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Ontario Northeast/Kaiser is Independently Owned and Operated.

Reconstruction Services in Ontario?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

A workbench is shown with many construction tools laying on it. Our highly trained team is ready to respond to your emergency property damage call in Kaiser.

Years of Experience to Serve You

Did you know that the owners of SERVPRO® of Ontario Northeast/Kaiser have over 37 years of construction experience between them? They also hold a General Contractors License among many other specialty certifications. When your commercial business experiences damage due to fire, water, storm, microbial growths, or biohazardous spills, we are Here to Help. ® We are a family business that is proud to serve the commercial and residential cleanup and restoration needs of our community in Kaiser.

Reconstruction Services

Sometimes repairs require reconstruction and building services. Because we hold a General Contractors License, we are able to oversee the repair and reconstruction process through to completion. We are trained and certified to perform a wide variety of cleanup and restoration services for all kinds of commercial properties including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office and High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail and Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government and Military

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Ontario Northeast/Kaiser wants to help you with any size emergency repair.  Our team is ready to provide commercial restoration services 24 hours a day, every day. Call us at 909-390-0238. We’ll clean and restore your home or business in Kaiser “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Ontario Northeast/Kaiser is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning striking through the sky Although you cannot prevent thunderstorms, you can prepare for them.

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year, and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf 

Be prepared for power outages from storms in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon house with tree on the roof When storms cause damage, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser to help.

Managing Without Power in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser 

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser has seen storm damage lead to power outages.   

A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser, be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have already set up a plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery.  You may also need a manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.




Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/index.html

Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

standing water in living room When water damage causes havoc in your home, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser

If your home or business in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on a dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings

Links:

www.fema.gov

Possible Causes for Water Damage in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

pipe leaking SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is Here To Help when water damage happens.

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your home or office, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser.

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage. 

It is also important to start the cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  3. Blackwater. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still. 



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Links:

http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-damage-effects.htm

Sharing the SERVPRO History in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon character with magnifying glass SERVPRO is ready to make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada. SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser specializes in cleanup and restoration services in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser do?

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiserworks directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Northeast Ontario/Kaiser.

Why SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser did, and how the process worked.  

SERVPRO of Northeast Ontario/Kaiser is independently owned and operated.