Attic Fire In Baldwin park
A truck in the driveway of this home caught on fire, the fire made its way to the garage and spread from there. This is a picture of the damage and mess left behind after a tragic incident. SERVPRO of Santa Ana was called to the rescue to help clean up the aftermath! The home owners were very pleased with the results of their clean house. "Like it never even happened. "
Are you familiar with fire safety? Did you know that SERVPRO offers an ERP to better prepare you and your business for a fire or other disaster. ERP stands for Emergency Ready Plan. It's is a super quick and easy process. You can contact us, make an appointment and find out today, how to set your ERP up. You will be prepared for any disaster coming your way, and we will be right along side you to help save the day!
Garage Fire in Anaheim
This garage fire was caused by leaking motorcycle fluid.
Fluid Spilled in this Anaheim garage causing a fire. This photo shows SERVPRO of Santa Ana boarding up the garage after they were called to save the day! Our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Santa Ana can not only extract water, or handle the packing and cleaning of an unfortunate fire. They are also highly trained in repairing and rebuilding structure. It can be vey important to handle each job with a sense of urgency, remorse and care. We love making personal relationships with our customers to assure them that that they are in professional hands in what could feel like one of their darkest moments. The owners at SERVPRO Santa Ana are a close knit family and take customer service as the number one important thing they do. The owner of this home was so pleased with the outcome of the work we had done that she said she would definitely call SERVPRO of Santa Ana again in case of an emergency.
Watch Out for that Mold!
Mold Hidden behind wall.
This is a photo of mold that was hidden behind a wall. This home flooded and they opened the wall to discover mold. SERVPRO works closely with testing companies, these companies come out to each job we call them on, they take a small sample of either the mold, or what we may believe is mold or asbestos. They take these samples back to their labs, test them and get back to us with the results. This is how we do our part in making sure that everything is sanitary and safe for our customers homes, and families before we allow them to stay in the home or moved back into their home, depending on the situation.
Be aware of mold, and what signs to look for. This will keep your home and health safe year round. Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth. If you have a water loss do not let it sit because mold can grow and grow. The end result of the mold growing behind your walls will be symptoms of sickness.
The Puorro/Payan family.
SERVPRO Santa Ana has made a couple of changes with the start of the New Year. Tom Puorro , our fearless leader has taken full ownership of the company. Along side him he has his wife Shannon, his three daughters Britney, Kathryn, and Kaylee and his son in law Jose. Britney is our office manager, she takes all phone calls, and makes sure we are all scheduled and organized in our Emergency service department. Shannon also works in the office, she is in charge of a wide variety of tasks and runs our contents department. With all of her dedication and hard work we have become number 4 in contents out of 1700 SERVPROS. We are so proud of not only Shannon but our contents crew! They are doing an amazing job, working for us and representing us. Jose is our production manager. He is always on the go, he works early mornings and late nights to ensure all of our customers are taken care of and satisfied. You will find Kaylee also in the office, she is an assistant to Tom and handles our collections department. Kathryn is our marketing representative, you can catch her out on the go making new relationships with agents in our area! That is our family who works here at SERVPRO Santa Ana. We love being a close knit family who operates our business with love and care. We truly put our entire heart into each and every job we take on. That is why we treat all of our employees as if they are blood as well!
Did you know that fires inside your house, next door to your house or even a mile or more away from your house can cause smoke damage to the outside and inside of your home. SERVPRO Santa Ana specializes in smoke damage clean up. We always do our best to accommodate you in your horrible time. We understand that disasters in ones home are a very stressful situation. SERVPRO of Santa Ana has a contents department, this means that when your house floods, or has a fire we come in and pack all of your contents, including furniture. After we pack and load up your belongings we take them to our warehouse and put them into each customers individual vaults. Finally, when we have completely moved everything out of the home, we then go in and clean the smoke damage. We use large sponges and sponge every single wall in the home. We repeat this technique about 3 times or until we can tell the walls are clean and no longer have a strong smoke odor. Once that step is finished, and the construction is done in the home we bring back the cleaned belongs to the home. Each piece of clothing from the fire gets dry cleaned by a restoration dry cleaner, and each piece of contents gets hand cleaned by our professional cleaning crew here at SERVPRO Santa Ana. After we are positive that every piece of the customers important belongings are cleaned we put them in our ozone room to assure none of the items will smell like smoke. The final step in this process is to move the customer back in to their now clean, smoke free home!!
Santa Ana smoke and soot cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Santa Ana will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (714)558-7772
Social Media Craze
With times changing, we always have to keep up! That means that our social media is up to par with the rest of the high functioning world. SERVPRO of Santa Ana South has now expanded from not just south but also North. We now own both franchises and are extremely excited to share the big news. All of our social media websites are up to date and ready for you to follow us! So please follow us on our social media, Facebook, Instagram, twitter and Linkedin!! We would love for you to join us on our journey !
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SO DON'T WAIT! LIKE US & FOLLOW US! WE HAVE EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING !!
And As always SERVPRO Santa Ana is ready for any disaster.
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We Have Moved !!
Our New Building
We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in Santa Ana. We spent the past 6 years in a building about a mile away from our new location. Our old office served us well, and we made great memories there, but we could not be more excited about our new spacious warehouse! As I had mentioned before in a previous blog, a lot of new and exciting events would be coming up for our SERVPRO team, well this is one of them. Also Tom Puorro, along with his family are now complete owners of our franchise. He has also purchased another territory that will be also servicing Santa Ana, Called SERVPRO of Santa Ana North!
While we were happy with our old space, there were several motivating factors to make a move :
SPACE! When we first moved into our last office/warehouse we were small, just starting out, getting our feet wet. Six years later we now have 19 employees and counting. We have also hit our 2 Million mark in our business. Our new office offers more square footage, but more importantly it allowed us to rethink our layout. We were about to start from scratch, knock down walls (what we do best) and put up other walls that better suited our team, our company, and our customers. We now have a new spacious warehouse, with a clean room that has state of the art equipment in it. We can house our customers belongings in their individual vaults, with room to grow. We can not express enough our excitement! More space means more opportunity to service our community.
Our new office is more than just four walls, this is our new home where we will not only make many happy memories between each other but also with our many customers we will have along the way.
Our SERVPRO Family would like to thank everyone for their support through the years and with our move. Our team has been working extra hard to insure that we would be in not only a comfortable place,but a high functioning, spacious place. Also that our customers will continue to be well taken care of. We would like to invite you to our future ribbon cutting, the date is still to be determined but it is in the plans.
Our new address is 1213 E. Hunter Ave. Santa Ana, CA, 92705
Here at SERVPRO of Santa Ana we do our part in making sure all of our employees are highly certified and trained. We put them through IICRC training which is an institute of inspection cleaning and restoration certification. Here is a little bit about IICRC and why its important to SERVPRO:
The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The IICRC standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables us to more universally discuss concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection and restoration.
These standards are reviewed and updated at least every five years. Many of these fields, such as the water damage restoration field, change rapidly and those who are certified keep up with the advancement of the science and generally accepted practices of the industry.
Does your Santa Ana Home have Mold?
In Santa Ana, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (714)558-7772