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Property Restoration Industry

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is in the Property Restoration Industry.  It can be very challenging work for those supporting field operations, the Administrative, and Management positions.  The nature of the business being in the trades category is dynamic enough, but also there is a constant evolution in materials, processes, and equipment.   To keep up with innovations related to water, fire, sewer, mold restoration, and documentation is an ongoing process.

For instance, 10 or 15 years ago, the use of truck mounted water extraction equipment was very important to the business owner.  Today, that option is used less because portable extraction devices have improved to the point that they are a better choice in many applications.  This has made the process of removing water from flooded properties much more flexible and efficient, saving time and expenses.

Another example, the documentation for Insurance claims has become more rigorous with online applications for estimating.  There is a huge amount of attention given to preparing proposals, photo documentation, time sensitive delivery of project uploads, and target performance metrics.  You really have to be on your toes in this business.  

If you need services on your property and the quality of the service from start to finish is important to you, SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino would be a great choice to call on for help.

We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  

Restoration experts are available 24/7 to speak with you by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.

Rainy Season

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino has been in the property restoration business for over 16 years.  The team has seen a lot of storm damaged properties in that time.  Storms in the Los Angeles Basin are on the mild side compared to those experienced in the MidWest and East Coast, however we do have unusually wet years that surprise property owners who don’t keep up with maintenance.  

Most commonly, maintenance of roofing is left off the list of concerns by residential and commercial property owners.   Because the roof can be years beyond its useful life before a good spring or fall rain storm, by the time the owner realizes it, the damage is done and restoration services are needed in addition to roof repairs.

Periodic maintenance of your roof can be scheduled very easily before the Southern California “Rainy Season” by planning ahead when roofing contractors are slower.  If you wait until the season for rain is upon us, roofing contractors are so busy, finding one to respond quickly can be impossible.  Instead, the property owner will be forced to find somebody to put tarps over the roof to reduce further damage while waiting for repairs.

If you need services on your property and the quality of the service from start to finish is important to you, SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino would be a great choice to call on for help.

We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  

Restoration experts are available 24/7 to speak with you by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.

Servicing Commercial & Industrial Customers

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

The Restoration industry has many challenges when providing services to Commercial and Industrial customers.

Most obviously, the size of the projects can become extremely large, requiring not just more equipment and personnel to restore, but the logistics for working around customer requirements, coordination of various other contractors who will be working side by side with the Restoration team, and the variety of specialized equipment that will be deployed to efficiently reduce the time and cost restoring the property.

Management of all the “moving parts” of a Large Loss restoration project needs to be handled by a Project Manager with experience deploying people and equipment resources on a daily basis to be sure they are used to the greatest advantage, assuring safety, quality, and efficiency.  

The final result of a properly managed Large Loss Restoration is the return of the facility to the owner or tenants as quickly as possible, with no doubt the job has been restored to it’s pre-existing condition or better.

To assure you of the best possible outcome, SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino stands behind It’s services with over 16 years of experience and experts that have seen every possible variation of disaster that can affect a commercial or industrial structure.  

If you want and need the best team to work on your commercial property, call on SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino.  We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  

Restoration experts are available 24/7 by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.

You Might Have Unknown Disasters!

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

It’s very rare for a commercial property that has stood for decades to be free of the most common disasters that eventually affect all structures.  

The roof ages until it no longer keeps out the water, ultimately resulting in a water loss

The plumbing becomes stressed and fails from foundations that are shifting from settling 

Remodel projects move utility services around and workmanship can be substandard

Storms can damage windows, tear off roofing, and rising flood waters can rush in.

Fire sprinklers can be activated causing widespread flooding

There are so many ways an owner of a commercial building can be affected which may negatively impact their investment in the property and the revenue from tenants. 

Knowing who to call on those days when a powerful storm or a twist of fate presents a potential financial disaster can make all the difference in minimizing the impact. 

SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is a company you can call on to repair damages caused by Fire, Flooding, Sewer Spills, Slab Leaks, Mold, Storm Damage, pretty much anything that can disrupt businesses and cost the owner and tenants money.  

We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  Restoration experts are available 24/7 by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.

We Handle Large Loss Jobs

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Most restoration companies don’t have the experience or capacity to work on Commercial/Industrial projects exceeding hundreds of thousands of square feet like multistory offices or extensive facilities like malls.  

For this type of restoration, the service provider needs to have knowledge of the optional equipment needed to handle very large structures and be able to call up hundreds of experienced personnel and experts in specialty fields for drying, ventilating, sanitizing, and restoring large buildings in a timely manner.

Also, in many cases, the damage caused by one disaster can lead to additional damages caused by emergency responders.  An example:  when a large structure is subjected to a fire, the Fire Department response is to pour hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on the building to put it out.  So, not only is there fire and smoke damage, there is also water damage to all the affected areas.  The combination will call for different processes than if there was only flooding or just smoke damage to a structure.

In most cases there can be health and safety concerns for workers in these damaged structures.  The air quality and potential for biohazards like in the case of sewer spills will require Safety equipment called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Full face respirators, Tyvek jumpsuits, safety glasses, and gloves are necessary to keep the restoration team safe from contamination until the risk is removed.  

When you call SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino you are getting the very best Project Managers and experts in Commercial restoration.

If you want and need the best team to work on your commercial property, call on SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino.  We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  

Restoration experts are available 24/7 by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.

SERVPRO Joe McCann

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

There are so many restoration companies around.  The reason is there is so much need for restoration services.  In very densely populated areas like the Los Angeles Basin, there are approximately 10 million people living and working in extremely close quarters.  The amount of infrastructure required to provide electricity, water, sewer, and natural gas to every home, office, mall, etc. is a marvel of technology and sheer determination.  

To keep it all running smoothly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for years would be a miracle.  And as we know this does not happen because all this infrastructure fails from old age, gets damaged extending it to new properties, and gets wrecked by storms and earthquakes, to name a few causes.

That’s why SERVPRO and all those other restoration companies are in business and will probably have jobs forever.  

However, there is a difference in the quality of services you can expect from most if not all the other restoration companies.  SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is a company owned and operated by a recognized expert in the restoration industry.  “SERVPRO Joe” McCann has lived and worked in the Los Angeles Basin for over 16 years and earned the admiration of industry leaders by being honest, working hard, and earning trust serving his Los Angeles customers and traveling all over the United States helping people recover from natural and man-made disasters.  Disaster areas like Hurricane Ike in Texas, Hurricane Irene on the East Coast, The Waldo Fires in Colorado, and the natural Gas Explosion in San Bruno California.

If you are searching for a stand out restoration contractor, you only have to look in your backyard to find SERVPRO Joe, owner of SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino.  We serve all locations in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  

Restoration experts are available 24/7 by calling 626-852-9922.  Stay safe out there.  Sincerely, SERVPRO Joe McCann.

Fire Season

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Season! If you live in California, you might have heard of it. If you live in Southern California, you have definitely heard of it! What is it? What is it caused by? SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino is here to let you know what’s what. 

Did you know that there are actually two fire seasons?! Well, it’s true. The first fire season occurs from June through September and stems from the warmer and drier weather. These fires primarily happen in the inland forests. The second fire season occurs from October to April and is driven by the Santa Ana winds. Due to the winds, the fires spread quicker and happen in more urban areas. Fires started by the second season are what we at SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino would most likely see in action.

The best thing you can do is to prepare you and your house for a possible fire. This means having an emergency plan and a to-go bag. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is clearly the best choice you can make when it comes to fire & smoke damage and we service all throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. If you need more information and a specific plan for your house, call us now! (626) 852-9922!

Fire Tips and Tricks

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino, we pride ourselves in being an informative online resource that you can go to time and time again. The topic we will focus on today is fire preparedness in your home. Is there anything I can do when it comes to being prepared? Absolutely. Here are some tips and tricks on preparedness for house fires. 

  1. Smoke alarms in every room
  2. Test the smoke alarms frequently (every month is fine) 
  3. Have a fire escape plan and practice it 
  4. Invest in a fire extinguisher (if possible) 
  5. If a fire does occur, get out and call for help 


We hope that these tips helped you make your home safer. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is clearly the best choice you can make when it comes to fire & smoke damage and we service all throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Call us now! (6260 852-9922.

Response Time is Our Friend!

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino takes our response time very seriously! We like to get to the site of the emergency in a timely manner. All SERVPROs have standardized response times. When we are approached by a customer online or over the phone, if we don’t immediately respond we will in an hour or less. After that, we will inspect your property within the same day. Following this, SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino will give an estimate 24 hours after the inspection. This service commitment helps us to take care of our customers needs and get the job done efficiently. 

Reasons 

Why does SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino respond with such urgency? Well apart from it being a good standard for business, we take on numerous emergencies and it’s important to act quickly to stop continued damage. For example, in the case of a commercial office being flooded, it only takes minutes for the damage to be irreversible. Water saturates everything in its path; floors, walls, ceilings, upholstery, and other items absorb that water. Flooding can stain carpets. Important documents, booklets, and binders start to swell and warp. Unless acted upon in a timely fashion, this damage could be forever and it only took minutes! 


Have no fear! SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino is here! SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is clearly the best choice you can make when it comes to commercial water damage and we service all throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Call us now! (626)852-9922

Why Time Makes A Difference!

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

When a customer or an insurance carrier reports a water loss to SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas,  Irwindale/Baldwin, & South Pasadena/San Marino, a person to person response can be expected within one hour.  This is the start of our priority service that may result in the immediate dispatch of a crew and equipment in an emergency, or scheduling of the property for inspection prior to restoration.  

However, the complexity and cost of restoration generally increases with the amount of time that passes before the start of the job.  So a timely request for help by the affected customer is essential.

In a flooded structure, if water is allowed to pool up, wood and other building materials in contact with the water will absorb it, increasing the drying time, potentially increasing the amount of work to assure proper drying, and increased costs to reconstruct the property after drying is complete.  Also, after the first 48 hours the chances of mold growth increases rapidly.

SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino has a standard for responding to a call in a timely manner to help keep the cost and time to recover from water damage to the absolute minimum.  This rapid reaction helps both the property owner and the insurance carrier to control avoidable expenses and inconvenience.