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Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. We are Mold Specialists!

5/30/2024 (Permalink)

A mold problem can start with just a damp, poorly ventilated area of your home or business or a small water leak that goes unnoticed. Once mold begins to grow, it can quickly spread throughout your property resulting in significant damage. Mold spores are a known allergen and irritant, and can cause potential health problems for any occupants exposed to the mold growth.

If you think that your home or commercial property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. Our technicians will come and assess your mold situation to help you understand how serious it is. We will then develop a plan for treating and removing the mold with as little cost, time, and stress to you as possible...making it "Like it never even happened".

Contents Pack-out, Restoration and Pack-back: What you need to know!

5/8/2024 (Permalink)

When people refer to “water damage restoration”, they typically mean the entire restoration process from start to finish. Included in that process is the "pack-out" and "pack-back" of your contents. It is easy to overlook this step, but it is quite important. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo takes great care in creating a very detailed inventory list for each affected room, with photos. Each box is carefully labeled with the contents of that box and which room it belongs to. During the property restoration phase, the contents are stored in a dedicated, temperature controlled, secure storage unit until the restoration process is completed. Upon completion, our detail oriented SERVPRO contents managers will "pack-back" your items to their original locations leaving your property "Like it never even happened"!

We are Cleaning Experts

4/24/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help® during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

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 performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages the cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tablets. 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 the 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 Mission Viejo, 949-855-9992

Wildfire Damage

4/16/2024 (Permalink)

Ready to help

Here at SERVPRO of Mission Viejo, we monitor wildfire situations closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during these events. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but it may be a partial loss in others or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Mission Viejo:

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo 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 (949) 855-9992

Prevent Kitchen Fires

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

Removing every possible source that could cause a kitchen fire is impossible, but it can be minimized. Here are a few tips on how to prevent a kitchen fire:

  • Unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Appliances such as toaster ovens, coffee makers, etc... Just in case the wiring is old or faulty and causes a fire.
  • Smoke Detectors. Install smoke detectors near the kitchen. That way it isn't triggered by small steam or smoke, but will sense an actual kitchen fire.
  • Do NOT use metal in the microwave. The metal causes sparks in the microwave. It can damage the microwave, as well as start a fire.
  • Do not overfill pots or pans with oil or grease. The hot oil or grease can spill or splatter and cause a fire.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Make sure to always stay in the kitchen when something is cooking, especially at very high heat. Make sure to turn the stove or oven off if you have to take an important phone call that could distract you or if you need to leave the house.

Common Causes of House Fires

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A home can easily catch fire in many different ways. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Cooking Equipment. Pots and pans can overheat and can easily cause a fire if the person cooking gets distracted.
  2. Heating Appliances. Portable heaters should be kept at least one yard away from anything that could easily catch on fire.
  3. Smoking. A cigarette that has not been put out properly can cause a small flame that could be lit for a few hours. If the flame comes into contact with any flammable materials it can cause flames to burst.
  4. Candles. Yes, we all want our homes to look and smell pretty, but never leave a room with a burning candle. Keep candles away from anything flammable. Blow candles out before leaving the room and going to bed.
  5. Faulty Wiring. Inadequate wiring causes fires. If your lights are dim when using other appliances, fuses blow the circuit frequently, or if the appliance only works by having to disconnect another then you may have bad wiring. Contact a licensed electrician if you have any of these occurrences. 
  6. Barbecues. These are great for outdoor cooking and meals. Make sure to keep barbecues away from home, tablecloths, and any plants or tree branches. Check the gas tank for any leaks before using it.
  7. Lighting. Lampshades build up the heat if they are too close to the light bulbs. Keep lamps in areas where they can not be easily knocked over.
  8. Christmas Trees. Real Christmas trees tend to dry out over time, and by the end of the holiday season. They can cause a very serious flash fire. A hot light or a spark can immediately set the tree aflame, and cause fires to spread quickly.

Water Damage From Copper Pipe Leak

3/21/2024 (Permalink)

Copper pipes are commonly used in plumbing systems for durability and reliability. However, copper pipe pinhole leaks can occur over time, leading to property damage and potential water damage claims. Homeowners and commercial business owners who experience leaks in copper pipes may wonder if their insurance company will cover the damage. Most homeowners insurance policies cover certain types of water damage, including damage caused by burst pipes. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo are experts in copper pipe leak mitigation. After you call a plumber to repair the copper pipe, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo at 949-855-9992 to clean up the water damage and make it "Like it never even happened".

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is locally owned and operated. We are the company that you know and trust. We are committed to being here in a time of need for our Mission Viejo area. We are available to clients at any time of day during the job process. We are always here to help! We have been in property restoration in Southern California for over 30 years. As well as being active members of the local business community. SERVPRO has worked with insurance carriers, insurance agents, managers, associations, and plenty more. We value all of our customers and provide great satisfaction. SERVPRO understands the stress and worry that comes with fire, water, or mold damage. It is our goal to make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us today - (949)855-9992

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is independently owned and operated.

How to be Prepared for a Storm

2/14/2024 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms can be very dangerous at times. SERVPRO wants to help you and your family be prepared for any bad storm conditions. Here are a few tips to help you prepare:

  • Go indoors when you hear thunder
  • Pay attention to any alerts and warnings
  • Unplug appliances
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Secure garbage cans, outdoor furniture, and outdoor contents
  • Clean out gutters to reduce flooding from occurring, and to allow rainwater to easily flow
  • Rake up leaves to avoid any flying debris
  • Have extra flashlights and batteries in case the power goes out
  • Have extra food along with non-perishable foods and lots of water
  • Make an emergency family kit
  • Ensure mobile phones are fully charged

Are You Prepared For a Willdfire?

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

Wildfires are unpredictable. If you live in an area that is at risk of unexpected wildfires, it is good to be prepared. Here are a few tips to prepare your family and home for potential wildfires:

  • Prepare an emergency kit
  • Remove any fire hazards in and around your home. Like debris, dried out branches, and leaves
  • Have a good sprinkler in an accessible area
  • Prepare an emergency plan with your family members. Plan drills and an escape plan
  • Maintain a fully stocked first-aid kit
  • Make sure the home has smoke detectors in all sleeping areas and floors

It is always good to be prepared for the unexpected. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is here to help. We want everyone to be prepared and to plan ahead