Recent Water Damage Posts

SERVPRO La Puente/City of Industry West Arrives Fast to your Water Damage Event

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage does not wait for regular business hours and neither does SERVPRO. We provide restoration services 24 hours a day seven days a week. 

Water can spread quickly and therefore needs to be addressed soon after detection. SERVPRO La Puente/City of Industry West arrives soon after contact and can start water extraction processes almost immediately. Not only does this minimize damage but also costs. 

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. Call SERVPRO La Puente/City of Industry West today at (626)330-1027. 

Emergency Water Damage Service

7/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West is available 24 hours a day for water damage services of all sizes. Acting fast can lessen the severity of a water loss. 

Our experts are ready to help and can address any points of concern so that the whole process goes smoothly. We specialize in water damage restoration, from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, so you can rest assured that the job will get done right the first time around.  

Contact SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West Today for all Your Restoration Needs (626)330-1027

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partially or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today (626) 330-1027

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (626)330-1027

Faster To Your Water Damage Event

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO La Puente/City of Industry West provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us at (626)330-1027

Water Damage Timeline

    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.

About SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West 

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West 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.

La Puente/City of Industry West 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West 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 (626)330-1027

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 La Puente/City of Industry West 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 La Puente/City of Industry West

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West 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.

Thunderstorms can pop up at any moment. Contact SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West if you experience any damage.

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

lightning Why Thunderstorms Fall Into the Severe Weather Category

When we think about severe weather, we don’t often think about thunderstorms. But maybe we should.

While most thunderstorms don’t cause significant problems, the fact remains that they can be dangerous, if conditions are right. In some cases, thunderstorms contain winds, lightning, hail, flooding and other issues, meaning there are many ways that the weather can turn dangerous quickly.

What is a thunderstorm exactly? Well, it’s a storm containing thunder. By extension, that also means the storm includes lightning, since thunder and lightning always go hand-in-hand. You may not realize it, but you can’t have one without the other.

What makes a thunderstorm severe? There are a couple conditions that must be met. Severe thunderstorms are defined as storms that contain hail that is one inch or larger and straight-line winds of 58 miles per hour or more.

The Facts About Thunderstorm Danger

Damage and injury from lightning strikes. Thunderstorms always produce lightning, and lightning strikes are among the most dangerous elements of a storm. In fact, it is reported that they cause around 300 injuries every year. Beyond this danger to humans, lightning strikes can also cause significant property damage, including damage caused directly by a strike, as well as damage caused indirectly through things like trees falling on the home.

Property damage due to hail. When you see hail in the forecast, odds are you fear for your car. But while hail can definitely do damage to cars, that’s not the only danger it causes. These ice pellets range in size from tiny to pretty large, and the larger they are, the more damage they can cause. In a severe thunderstorm, large hail can pummel a roof and damage the siding on a home, leading to a leak and water damage.

Harm from flash flooding. You’ve probably learned this at some point in life, but if there’s water on the ground, it’s best not to drive through it. The phrase “turn around, don’t drown” is used for a reason. Flash floods can literally occur in a flash, caused by anything that leads to a mass accumulation of water. If flash flood conditions are possible, it’s best to stay off the road.

Thunderstorms are dangerous and can cause significant damage to homes or commercial spaces. If you have damage due to a thunderstorm, you can count on us to help. Contact us 247 for more information about our storm restoration practices.

Sneaky Places for Water Damage to Hide | SERVPRO® of La Puente/City of Industry West

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaking from unknown source Close up of grey tile flooring at baseboard with a small puddle of water leaking from an unknown source.

Severe weather is not the only thing to be on guard for when it comes to water damage. There are many causes of water to accumulate in a home, some of which are not weather-related at all.

Because many types of water damage can be hidden, it can also be costly. Many insurance policies do not accept water damage claims, and for ones that do, a typical claim is almost $7,000. Knowing the sneaky places water damage likes to hide will be helpful in avoiding a costly repair.

Sneaky Places for Water Damage to Hide

  • Beneath the sink. The cabinets underneath a sink hide unsightly piping, but they can also hide small leaks that can lead to big water damages.

  • Where the tub meets the wall. The caulk that seals a tub to the wall can decay over time, leading to a seal that allows moisture through.

  • Behind drywall. Drywall’s entire purpose is to hide the structural elements of a home, but it can also hide water damage to those structures.

  • On the roof. Seals around chimneys and vents on the roof can deteriorate, allowing water to seep in each time it rains.

  • In the interior of an HVAC unit. The condensation accumulated by AC units is typically drained away, but if this process becomes damaged, it can begin to drain inside the unit instead.

  • Underneath appliances. Dishwashers and laundry machines may not get moved much and can be hiding water damage underneath them.

  • Near exterior faucets. Faucets mounted in siding or masonry can make it difficult to discover when a leak starts, so they often will not be discovered until damage is severe.

If your home has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), we are happy to help! Give us a call right away, (626)330-1027. and we’ll get there quickly, leaving your home "Like it never even happened."