Recent Commercial Posts

Leaky Air Conditioner Unit?

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Air conditioners that are installed today are usually located on the ceiling or roof of your home or business. However, they can sometimes be faulty and leak water down and can cause water damage to your ceiling. If you find that your air conditioner is leaking water, it is important to immediately look into this issue and call a professional for repairs because it can cause serious damage to your ceiling and can cause it to collapse. Here are some reasons why an air conditioning unit might leak:

  1. Clogged condensation drain line
  • It is one of the most common causes of water leaking from an air conditioning unit. This can be caused by dust or dirt that gets clogged into the drain line. A solution can be to vacuum this out but calling a professional is the best way to solve this problem.
  1. Damaged/rusted drain pan
  • Older air conditioning units usually have this problem. If this is the case, the drain pan should be replaced.
  1. Dirty air filter
  • A dirty air filter can block the airflow to the evaporator coil which then gets too cold. When the AC unit is not being used, it starts to melt and then can drip more water than the drain pan can handle. If this is the case, this would need to be replaced immediately.

If your air conditioning unit was caused some water damage to your ceiling, call SERVPRO of Alhambra at (626) 283-5875 to assess the damage and for a free estimate.

SERVPRO of Alhambra's Commercial Services

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial properties usually experiences wear and tear from dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use over time. You can always count on SERVPRO of Alhambra to make sure that your commercial property look its best. Profession cleaning will help you protect your property and increase its life-span so you do not have to worry about common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Alhambra for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

When it comes to your commercial property, you need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results and SERVPRO of Alhambra is the company to do it. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Alhambra has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Here are some properties that we offer cleaning services to. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Apartment Buildings

Some services that we provide are:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

If you have any questions, please call us at (626)283-5875.

SERVPRO of Alhambra's Emergency Response Profile

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Your business has just been hit by an unexpected disaster, do you know how you would respond. It is always important to be prepared for any disaster in your business no matter how big or small it was. Whether it is a small leak to a heavy flood, or an earthquake, it is always important to be prepared for it is estimated that about 50% of businesses that have been affected by water or fire disasters do not reopen so we highly recommend that you call SERVPRO of Alhambra to schedule an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) so that we can help make sure your business or home is properly prepared for any disaster.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a free assessment of your property which is a quick reference of building and contact information. The ERP is a profile document that contains crucial information about the property building in the event of an emergency. It also includes facility details such as shut off valve locations and priority contact information. It also helps our employees determine what to do and how to authorize repair work. The ERP also serves as an emergency preparedness procedure.

When you set up an ERP with SERVPRO of Alhambra, we will be your professional disaster mitigation and restoration provider. By working with SERVPRO of Alhambra, you will be minimizing your business interruption by having an immediate plan of action for your building.

Being prepared is essential to making it through any size disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Alhambra at 626-283-5875 today to get your personalized Emergency Ready Profile for your business. We’ll make sure you are “Ready for Whatever Happens.”

Training for SERVPRO Employees

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

When you’re having trouble deciding which restoration company will best suit your needs, remember that SERVPRO is an international company but each franchise is independently owned and operated. This means you get the best of both worlds, a leading brand you can trust and the intimacy of a local business. Every SERVPRO technician is required to complete a training course administered by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC certifies and sets the standards for the entire cleaning and restoration industries. Our franchise professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

IICRC Certifications

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) - This four-day course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform these procedures in the field while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants on your property.
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) - Technicians learn to dry water-damaged structures efficiently and effectively using monitoring devices, extraction systems, and drying equipment. This three-day course includes comprehensive classroom and hands-on training to develop technical and practical drying expertise.
  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) - This two-day course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques for residential and commercial applications.
  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) - Technicians will learn about types of smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings. This two-day course also includes instruction on odor and deodorization concepts.
  • Odor Control Technician (OCT) - Technicians learn to address odors and deodorization techniques. This one-day course covers odor control caused by biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, and other sources.
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) - Technicians learn fiber identification and upholstery cleaning methods. This two-day course also covers identifying upholstery cleaning problems before fabrics shrink, bleed, crown, or distort.
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) - This three-day course covers the concepts of water damage and its effects in residential and commercial settings. Technicians learn techniques and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.

If you need any cleanup or restoration work done at your property, trust SERVPRO of Alhambra and our highly trained franchise professionals to make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Space Heater Safety

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

As winter begins to hit southern California and temperature begins to drop, you may choose to buy a space heater for warm up your home, apartment, or work space. Space heaters are a good alternative if you do not want to turn up your thermostat to heat up your home. However, space heaters, if not used correctly, can cause fire damage to your property. Here are some tips that you can use to prevent any disaster caused by a space heater:

  • Leave the heater on level floor, don’t place on carpet - it can overheat and start a fire
  • Do not use in bathroom, unless it is designed for it - moisture can damage the heater
  • Keep three feet away from flammable materials and out of the way of children and pets
  • Should always be plugged directly into wall outlet, don’t use with extension cord because it can cause overheating
  • Don’t leave heater unattended, make sure to unplug when not in use
  • Install smoke alarms on every floor

Latest Equipment for Commercial Jobs

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alhambra only uses the latest and most advanced technology in restoration equipment. Every year our franchise owners go to the SERVPRO national convention to personally pick out the newest products to best serve our customer’s needs.

The dehumidifier is arguably the most essential part of the drying process in water restoration. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. There are two main types of dehumidifier technology that do this: Desiccant and refrigerator coil technology.  In today’s spotlight, we have the Evolution LGR dehumidifier which uses the refrigerant technique.

What does it do?

The Evolution LGR dehumidifier is used to reduce moisture levels in the air and accelerate the drying process altogether. The dehumidifier reduces humidity in enclosed structural environments by removing water vapor from the air. With proper use, the Evolution LGR can help dry wet materials like carpet, carpet pad, floors, walls, building contents and more. Using dehumidifiers may also prevent secondary damage caused by high humidity.

How does it work?

Every dehumidifier has a substance in it known as the low grain refrigerant (LGR) which is responsible for precooling incoming air. The incoming air then passes ever a cold evaporator coil set a temperature 20 – 30F below the dew point, which causes the moisture to freeze on the coil. At intervals, the machine will go into defrost mode, warming the frost back to water. The cold coil condenses water vapor into water that collects inside a condensate pump which later has to be removed through a drain hose. The air is reheated and exhausted to collect more moisture.

For more information about the types pf products we use or any water drying concerns, call SEVRPRO of Alhambra at (626) 283-5875.

SERVPRO Franchise History

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of Alhambra has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic cleaning service. You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

The first SERVPRO was opened in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, California by Ted and Doris Isaacson. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists.

After selling its first Franchise in 1969, SERVPRO continued to grow, acquiring its 175 Franchises in 1979. More than 1,700 Franchises are operating nationwide, and SERVPRO continues to grow. With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO has become a leader in cleaning and restoration. Since each SERVPRO is independently owned and operated, customers get the professionalism of an international franchise with the intimacy of a local company.

SERVPRO of Alhambra was started in March of 2014. Whether you are dealing with extensive water damage or just getting your property cleaned, we will treat each job with the same urgency and scrutiny. SERVPRO of Alhambra monitors and documents the process to verify your property is taken care of properly and thoroughly. We will even do our best to make sure the entire process with your insurance company is a stress free claims process. You can trust SERVPRO of Alhambra to respond promptly in your time of need and get the job done as efficiently as possible.

SERVPRO Commercial Services

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on SERVPRO of Alhambra to make your workspace look its very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span.  You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Alhambra for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Alhambra has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Alhambra offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Places:

  • Apartment Building
  • Small Office Building
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial

 Services:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Have Any Questions? Call Today – (626) 283-5875.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

If your business was hit by an unexpected disaster today, would you know how to respond? It is important to be prepared for a disaster no matter how big or small. Whether it is a minor leak, a large fire, heavy flooding, or an earthquake, preparation is key. It is estimated that 50% of businesses do not reopen after a water or fire disaster. Call SERVPRO of Alhambra to schedule an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your commercial/ residential structure and make sure your business is properly prepared.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a free assessment of your property which will serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. The ERP is a concise profile document containing only the crucial information needed in the event of an emergency. It includes facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. It helps employees determine the line of command for authorizing repair work to begin. The ERP can also serve as a helpful addition to any existing emergency preparedness procedures.

The ERP will establish SERVPRO of Alhambra as your professional disaster mitigation and restoration provider. By working with SERVPRO of Alhambra to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile, you can help minimize your business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your building. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in water and fire damage response area and we can help you get your property back in working order as soon as possible.

Being prepared is essential to making it through any size disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Alhambra at 626-283-5875 today to get your personalized Emergency Ready Profile for your business. We’ll make sure you are “Ready for Whatever Happens.”