Recent Commercial Posts

Washer Leak in Local Church

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

We recently received a call from a church representative where a washer had leaked and the tenant requested for same day emergency service to prevent further damage. We responded quickly and that same day our team arrived to inspect, extract the water and to set up the necessary equipment. The water managed to reach the laundry room, hallway, a bedroom closet, and the master bedroom. Their hardwood floor was already showing signs of buckling when the tenant had first called. Our team managed to save parts of the affected area by drying out what we could but unfortunately a sizable portion of the section was not salvageable and had to be removed. We began the demolition process and our crew set up a containment around the affected area to prevent the damage from spreading.  When we began to demo our technicians and project manager noticed that there was about 10 square feet of mold on the subfloor and sill plates that was caused by the water leakage. Our team adapted to the situation and the next day our crew began the mold remediation and were able to finish that very same day.  This was important because mold can spread rapidly especially when there has been water damage. Although we weren't able to save all of the material we were still able to finish the restoration process in less than a week. Leaving our client satisfied.

When your commercial building receives damage it is key to take action quickly as you don't want the damage to affect your guests or services. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino specializes in water damage mitigation and will arrive quickly if you require our assistance. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We also offer emergency services 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

We Are Ready for Emergency Calls

9/15/2022 (Permalink)

We recently received a call from a church representative where a washer had leaked and the tenant requested for same day emergency service to prevent further damage. We responded quickly and that same day our team arrived to inspect, extract the water and to set up the necessary equipment. The water managed to reach the laundry room, hallway, a bedroom closet, and the master bedroom. Their hardwood floor was already showing signs of buckling when the tenant had first called. Our team managed to save parts of the affected area by drying out what we could but unfortunately a sizable portion of the section was not salvageable and had to be removed. We began the demolition process and our crew set up a containment around the affected area to prevent the damage from spreading.  When we began to demo our technicians and project manager noticed that there was about 10 square feet of mold on the subfloor and sill plates that was caused by the water leakage. Our team adapted to the situation and the next day our crew began the mold remediation and were able to finish that very same day.  This was important because mold can spread rapidly especially when there has been water damage. Although we weren't able to save all of the material we were still able to finish the restoration process in less than a week. Leaving our client satisfied.

When your commercial building receives damage it is key to take action quickly as you don't want the damage to affect your guests or services. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino specializes in water damage mitigation and will arrive quickly if you require our assistance. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We also offer emergency services 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Commercial Restrooms

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

Hotels, restaurants, retail shops, or grocery stores are just some of the types of businesses that have hundreds of foot traffic that walk in daily. One of the heaviest utilized areas at these establishments are the restrooms. The maintenance of these restrooms should be a priority as they get dirty and misused frequently. Lack of maintenance can eventually lead to problematic issues including:

  • Possible sink or toilet overflows that can damage the restroom and the nearby areas around it
  • Plumbing issues such as leaking pipes or clogged drains
  • Mold growth in the restrooms
  • Bad odor that can possibly spread on to the business floor
  • Upset customers or staff because of the lack of maintenance
  • Possible health hazards
  • Having to close down the restroom due to the damage
  • You will spend more money and time fixing the damage than doing some basic upkeep consistently 

It is important to perform preventative maintenance on a commercial restroom as not doing so can negatively affect your business reputation. Water damage can emerge suddenly and before you know it you will have a variety of complications. If a time comes when you require water damage mitigation in your commercial restroom you can always contact SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino at (626) 852-9922. We specialize in water damage restoration and we want to help you. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Create an ERP With Us!

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire and water damage are not uncommon in commercial settings. Business settings are being vigorously used by customers and employees daily. When large damages occur suddenly you may have workers that are worried about the conditions or your operations may be limited or completely halted. It is key to have a plan in place in case of damage emergencies. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino has just that and we call it an Emergency Ready Plan. 

When we do an Emergency Ready Plan we simply go to your place of business and retrieve key facility details such as the locations of utility shut off locations, parking area, building access, stairwells, and whatever other information necessary. We then put all the notes together and create the plan for you. There are several advantages of having this plan in your workplace including 

  • In the event of an emergency you are prepared for the situation
  • You have a higher chance of reopening after a large loss
  • You can reopen your business sooner
  • You have SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino established as your restoration company; allows us to have convenient access to you in the event of a damage emergency
  • It identifies the key contacts to reach out too
  • Limits business interruption
  • Having a plan in place builds trust in your employees and clientele

Large water or fire damages can occur suddenly. By preparing you can minimize the effect that it will have on your business operations. When you create an Emergency Ready Plan with SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino you will have peace of mind knowing that if damage takes place we will be there to assist you. So don’t hesitate to take action now as it can potentially save you from future troubles. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Damaged Caused by a Sprinkler!

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

Material being covered for containment The material in the office was covered during the restoration process.

We recently received a call from an Optometric office in Arcadia where a pipe connected to a water sprinkler in the exterior of the building burst and caused water to leak into the main room of the office, leaving standing water for a few hours and causing damage to the area.

They reached out to us for assistance.  We arrived quickly to inspect the situation and begin the restoration process. Our Project Manager inspected the damage and saw that the laminate flooring, lower walls, and some cabinets were either damaged or contained high moisture levels.  We then extracted the water and set up plastic containment around some of the business materials so that they would not get damaged. We set up several air movers and dehumidifiers in necessary areas to speeden up the drying process. Because we set up the equipment swifty we were able to dry out a good portion of the affected area within a few days. Thus, reducing the amount of demoing that had to be done. The areas that were not salvageable we removed the damaged material; allowing the owner to begin the replacement process. The owner was impressed with the amount of time we were taking during this entire procedure and was satisfied that they had reached out to us.

Whenever water damage takes place it is key to take action quickly. Having to close down for a few days or keeping your business open while damaged can impact your operations and possibly deter away potential customers. Here at SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino we understand the importance of keeping a business operating effectively. We specialize in dealing with water damage that takes place in commercial buildings and we always want to help. We can be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Protect Your Investment From Damages

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

As a business owner you want to protect your investment and be able to keep it running efficiently and effectively. Whether it be water, fire, mold, or storm damage, damages to your property can come out of nowhere and suddenly slow down or completely halt your operations. When events like this occur, you can always contact SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino as we have experienced staff and a wide range of availability to arrive at your business place and resolve your situation. 

However, one of the headaches in the restoration process that the property owner tends to deal with is the cost. One of the things you can do to prevent getting caught off guard is to have an emergency plan ready just in case something does occur, that way you know which steps in the process you need to take first. Having a plan ready will save you time and resources. Another tip is to simply put savings aside. In the event that you do face an emergency, you will already have the funding to pay for everything. Because of this, you will not have to stress about coming up with a way to make the necessary payments.  Also, obtaining a good insurance policy could help. Having insurance can protect your staff, customers, your building and yourself. It may save you from severe financial losses and it puts you in contact with an agent that will assist you with the entire process. Most importantly it gives you the peace of mind that if something does go wrong, you are covered.

So remember, you put a lot of time and effort into your business, don't forget to protect your investment from damages. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino at (626) 852-9922. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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.

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

What's the Difference?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO deals with a multitude of job types when it comes to fire, water, and mold clean up & restoration! A job could be residential, commercial, or even industrial. What does this mean? Well, let’s break that down. All of these definitions are quite intuitive by nature! 

Residential 

A residential job would be pertaining to an issue with a house or property in relation to residents. However, an apartment complex would be considered a commercial job because the nature of the business would be dealt with by the property manager and or owner rather than the resident. 

Commercial 

Which brings us to the next type of job: commercial. A commercial job consists of an issue with a place of business such as an office building, professional space, and as mentioned above an apartment complex.

Industrial 

An industrial job involves a property that contains hundreds of thousands of square feet. This could be characterized by a manufacturing plant or large business property of some sort. 


The good news is that whichever job type you have for SERVPRO South Pasadena/San Marino, we can handle it in an efficient and effective manner. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino services all throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Do not hesitate to call. We want to make sure you get the help you need when an emergency strikes.

Here For You x2!

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Two men talking in a commercial building Joe and Thomas from SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina coordinate on this large loss project

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When one SERVPRO isn't enough, we call in two! For many huge commercial projects, SERVPRO franchises are likely to call on another for assistance. This is one of the many benefits that SERVPRO has over other water restoration and fire restoration companies. Two SERVPRO's mean twice the team members, twice the resources, and half the time! 

Commercial Property Flood

This commercial property experienced a fire from a candle left unattended a few weeks ago. The fire caused damage to one of the rooms in this property, setting off the fire sprinkler system. Thankfully the sprinkler system kicked in, however, the fire sprinkler system poured out too much water and flooded the property! Approximately 10 other rooms experienced flooding, and residents had to be evacuated while our team restored the building. SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina called in Joe's team and we coordinated on the project right away. When one SERVPRO isn't enough, we call two!

Putting The Customer First

Putting the customer's needs before our own is one of our top priorities here at SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino. We are extremely committed to providing the best quality restoration services that we are open 24/7 in case one of our customers experiences a disaster in the middle of the night or on weekends. We understand that you need a company that you can trust, and Joe McCann and Amir at SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino should be your first call. 

Concerned about bathroom mold growth? Recently experience a flood from your toilet or washing machine? Leave your stove on too high and experience damage from a kitchen fire? Call SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino today!