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Protect the Interior & Exterior of Your Property From Flooding | SERVPRO® of Central Garden Grove

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

a group of residential homes with major flooding in back yards Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove to get the restoration process started right away.

Flood protection can be lifesaving, no matter where your home is located. Your home might sustain significant damage from even an inch of water, which would be expensive to fix.

Some areas that are not considered to be flood-prone may not be eligible for significant recovery aid from insurance or federal sources. That makes it even more essential to prepare your house and property in advance.

To keep your home and the land surrounding it safe from floods, there are changes you can make both inside and outside. Understanding the local threats our area may encounter is one of the best ways to prepare for severe weather. While we aren’t considered a high-risk area, we do sometimes face flash floods from intense storms, and occasionally, wildfire mitigation efforts can cause water to pool up in the area.

You can begin taking precautions for safety once you are aware of the unique threats associated with the weather you may encounter.

Protecting Your Home From the Outside

Even when it comes as a complete surprise, a heavy downpour can suddenly appear, leaving your yard damp and your gutters overflowing. If you’ve taken the effort to prepare the exterior of your property, the potential interior damage can be reduced.

Cleaning your gutters of debris regularly can help make sure they work as intended. Installing an extended downspout to your gutters is an affordable way to keep water moving in the proper direction.

You can use landscaping to keep water from accumulating near your home as well. Gardens can collect moisture from heavy rains when water seeps down into soil and roots instead of it gathering in your yard.

Organic materials like mulch can help boost water absorption and create a slope that directs water away, protecting the structural integrity of your property.

Your property can also be protected from weather-related calamities by making a few renovations if you have the funds to do so. This may entail raising exterior electrical outlets and service equipment in addition to anchoring any fuel tanks that your home may use.

Flood Protection From the Inside

The two things that will make the biggest impact in damage mitigation when it comes to safeguarding your home from external sources of water are strengthening your foundation and sealing your basement.

Make sure to seal any cracks in your foundation if you notice them. A sump pump in your basement could help extract any water that may seep in, and if you are in a high-risk location, a battery-operated one could be helpful if the power goes out.

To safeguard your home from flooding that is not caused by a natural source, some simple house upkeep can make a big difference.

One of the main causes of flooding in houses is faulty plumbing or old, worn-out pipes. To ensure leaks don’t form, stop dripping faucets and maintain a constant eye on plumbing sources. Consider adding a leak sensor, which will alert you if there is more water than there should be in a certain area.

Floodwater, no matter where it comes from, can ruin photographs and other paper materials, so make sure to store essential documents and important items up high in a waterproof container. And an organized emergency plan can help you stay knowledgeable on where to go, who to call and what kind of supplies are available if a flood rushes through your area.

Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO today to get your restoration completed faster.

We are Cleaning Experts

7/1/2022 (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 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 Central Garden Grove, 714-591-0646

We are Cleaning Experts

6/21/2021 (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 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 Central Garden Grove, 714-591-0646

We are Cleaning Experts

6/22/2020 (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 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 Central Garden Grove, 714-591-0646

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html