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A few years ago, in March 2013, SERVPRO and the American Red Cross began a partnership that would soon grow into a beautiful community based program. We recently renewed this partnership in January 2016 with a new outlook and new plan in place for how we will be able to help our communities even more. From last year’s push of assisting in a variety of home owners, business owners and commercial property owners in setting up an Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP), to the now working even more closely with supporting Disaster Responders for the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
This new way of helping our community is going to be wonderful to focus on the residential community. With our support with the Disaster Responders, it will make it possible for them to assist affected families with quicker relief, better information and more up to date technology by providing trained volunteers, supplies and the proper emergency response vehicles. As a huge bonus, our involvement will also help transform community sites into shelters.
Moving forward, SERVPRO of Anaheim West will be working closer with the local fire departments and fire safety companies to spread the word about the urgent need to be as best prepared as possible for when disaster strikes. We will now be an even bigger part of the community as we hoped we could be prior, as well as being able to continue to provide excellent service for existing services within the program, like ERPs and community based Fundraisers are just a few examples of the continuing work we provide, we will also be allowed to interact with the community on a multitude of levels. Be sure to be on the lookout for your local SERVPRO at the next school function, city fair, fire safety community course and many more to come.
For other community events we have coming up please see us here and to see past community event involvement please see us here. If you have any questions that you would like directly answered please give us a call at 949-831-6201.
The Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation (LBNF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to organizing and sponsoring athletic events and programs in Long Beach that promote community involvement, education, tolerance, and a healthy non-violent lifestyle, particularly among the City’s at-risk youth. Some of our SERVPRO employees took part in this as a means to help raise awareness and growth. Great job everyone. Looking forward to next year already!
If you are interested in getting in touch with us for other community involved events, please feel free to reach out to us here or give us a call at 949-831-6201. Se habla Espanol.
When purchasing a home for your family, one would hope that the home is in good condition and safe from all pollutants. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. SERVPRO of Dana Point was recently contacted by a local homeowner who was reaching out to us after noticing some discoloration in the flooring of his closet. He thought it might be related to a water leak of some sort. The sad result was that some water in the floor wasn’t the only thing that was discovered.
In an effort to sell the home the prior home owner had remodeled the bathrooms. The shower was improperly built using drywall and then tiling over the drywall. This type of installation is incorrect and will not hold water. Needless to say, every time they used the shower, the drywall was saturated in moisture. Once it reached maximum saturation the water then started to leak into other rooms, including the kitchen, lower bathroom, living room, adjacent bedroom and pantry. Capillary action caused the water to wick up the drywall and into other semi-porous building materials of the home. The constant supply of water and building material acted as a type of food source for the mold to be amplified. Extensive mold remediation had to be done throughout the home.
The process: Immediately, containment was set up with HEPA filtration and negative air pressure. The drywall, wood flooring, baseboard, door jambs and cabinetry all had to be removed and properly disposed of, with careful consideration being given so as to avoid cross contaminating the unaffected areas of the home. Mold growth on the framing was extensive. The framing was cleaned, sanded and HEPA vacuumed several times over to remove the extensive mold build up. After the physical removal of the mold the contained area was cleaned using wet wipe methods and HEPA vacuuming to ensure the removal of all mold spores that could be in the air or settled on other services.
Once the clean up process was complete an Industrial Hygienist then collected tape lifts and air samples to be examined in the laboratory. This is done to determine if the home is safe for the home owner and his family to return. The Industrial Hygienist gave the all clear and the homeowner and his family were able to move back home promptly. Over the next six weeks we performed extensive reconstruction to help this family get their kitchen and bathrooms back. Using the correct shower building methods of water proofing, mortar bed and tile installation to prevent this type of damage from ever happening again, SERVPRO of Dana Point was able to help the Harper family return to the place they called home, safely and free from mold.
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SERVPRO of Dana Point 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. We have both the quantity and the best quality equipment to ensure that the storm that rolled through doesn’t leave you completed ruined.
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. The quicker the response, the less the damage, the faster it will be to get you back to pre-storm conditions.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Dana Point Coast, 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 (Click Here) that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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