Recent Water Damage Posts

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".

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Mission Viejo, CA

11/15/2023 (Permalink)

No matter the size of the disaster, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo provides immediate response to help minimize damages and repair costs. We arrive quickly at the job site and start extractions immediately. We have all the expertise to get your emergency under control and back to its preloss condition. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is available 24 hours, 7 days a week including all holidays. We are locally owned and operated and can respond to your emergency within minutes.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo provides 24-Hour emergency service.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Quick Response
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Licensed General Contractor

Have Questions?  Call us today - (949) 855-9992

Water Damage Timeline

11/1/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mission Viejo is Always Here to Help

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

After Hours Water Damage? SERVPRO of Mission Viejo Is On Call 24/7!

9/15/2023 (Permalink)

The worst nightmare just came home from the movies on Saturday night at 10pm to find your house flooded from a burst pipe. Have no fear, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is here! Our crew is on call and available 24/7, but here's what to do first:

  1. Turn off the water.
  2. Locate the source
  3. Call a plumber
  4. Call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo! 

Our emergency service technicians will be on site within an hour to begin the mitigation process and make it "Like it never even happened"!

HELP! The Inside Of My House Is Flooded From My Outside Sprinklers?

6/15/2023 (Permalink)

HELP! The Inside Of My House Is Flooded From My Outside Sprinklers? Yes, this can happen, believe it or not. If your outdoor sprinklers suffer some type of malfunction or are pointed in the wrong direction (towards your house, not the grass), you can get water damage. Water intrusion can happen through an open door, or even a closed door that has enough of a gap between the threshold and door to allow water to enter. Add in the fact that you have been gone on vacation and the house has been unoccupied for a week...and BOOM, you have water-soaked wood floors, drywall, and possibly even damaged furniture. No worries! SERVPRO of Mission Viejo's team are water damage experts. We can dry out the entire area and replace the damaged wood floors in no time, leaving your property "Like it never even happened."

Did recent rainwater find it's way into your commercial business? SERVPRO Mission Viejo is here to help!

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

We all know "it never rains in California". Not true this week! If your commercial or residential property has been suddenly flooded by the extreme amount of rain falling in Southern California this week, SERVPRO Mission Viejo can help! For various reasons, excessive amounts of rain can intrude on interior spaces via doors, air vents, cracks in stucco and poor drainage. Once flooding occurs, it can saturate the carpet and drywall quickly. Our crew is available 24/7 to extract any intrusive standing water and immediately place air movers and dehumidifiers in the affected areas to mitigate further damage and make it "Like it never even happened"! 

When Water Damage Happens In Mission Viejo, We're Ready!

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

Whether commercial or residential water damage has occurred, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is ready to roll. Within 1 hour of receiving the call, our team of technicians will arrive to assess the damage and begin mitigation. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is a proud member of the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce and the preferred emergency service/restoration company used by the City of Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita Water District, and Moulton Niguel Water District. When water damage happens, whether from fire sprinklers, pipe burst, overflow, or even external sources, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo provides immediate service and restores the property "Like it never even happened"!

Roof Leaks? Tarp Properly To Avoid Disaster!

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

Water damager from roof leak. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo was called out to mitigate water damages from a roof leak due to the tarp blowing away during a storm.

If you experience roof leaks during the rainy season, it is very important to tarp your roof properly to avoid serious damage. Roof tarps should be nailed/stapled down every 12" to avoid ripping and (or) blowing off during storms. In addition, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo advises placing sandbags around the perimeter to ensure the tarp is completely secure. If the tarp rips or blows off, a lot of water can penetrate through the attic and eventually make its way into the house. This can cause significant water damage to the interior and possibly a mold issue in the future. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo takes great care of our customers when called upon to mitigate water damage from roof leaks, by properly securing the roof tarp to avoid further damage. 

Mission Viejo Residents

3/8/2022 (Permalink)


SERVPRO of Mission Viejo specializes in water damage clean-up and restoration of residential and commercial property.

Water Damage Mitigation and Restoration Services:

We specialize in disasters of all sizes; no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO. You can also expect an immediate response time.  

We are General Contractors licensed by the State of California.  We can do the restoration work after the water damage mitigation is complete.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas.

Our restoration service is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition.

For services or questions, please call us at (949) 855-9992 today.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (949) 855-9992

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 Mission Viejo has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will 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 water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

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.

24/7 Water Damage Services

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

24/7 Water Damage Services - RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL

  • 24-Hour, 7-Days - We are here to help
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours neither do we. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo arrives within the hour to avoid any additional damages. Immediate action is needed when you suffered water damage. We avoid any personal belongings from getting damaged, as well as attempting to dry drywall and flooring. If water damage is felt longer than 48 hours it could develop mold, and worsen the damages. We are here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

If You Have Water Damage - Call Us Today at (949) 855-9992

What Causes a Slab Leak?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

There are many ways a home can be affected by water damage. One of the most causes is slab leaks. A slab leak is a leak that has developed in the copper water lines running below the concrete foundation of your property. Now let's talk about what can cause these leaks.

  • Improper Construction: This can be the most common cause of slab leaks which is improperly installed or poor-quality pipes. 
  • Outside Pressure: Pressure on the pipes can come from the property slightly moving due to an earthquake or soil erosion.
  • Poor Water Quality: Keep an eye on your water's pH level. Water that is considered hard or acidic can corrode pipes. You can identify the water quality by looking for blue or green stains which would identify water as neutral.
  • Abrasion: This is also another common reason for slab leaks. During regular use, the pipes rub against concrete, gravel, other materials, or other nearby pipes. The constant friction can cause them to gradually wear down and cause leaks. Mainly happens with hot water pipes because they expand as they heat up.
  • Time: Older homes have a higher risk as they have had extended periods of pressure on pipes. Sometimes slab leaks in older homes require new pipes rather than repairing them. It is important to keep an eye out for irregularities to help prevent slab leaks as well.

Commercial Water Damage in Mission Viejo. Call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo

9/15/2014 (Permalink)


SERVPRO of Mission Viejo will respond promptly to any size commercial water damage.  

Please call us at (949) 855-9992.