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Tips For The Rain!!

12/18/2023 (Permalink)

Tips For The Rain!! Don't forget to check your windows.

Window Check

The leaks could be anywhere around the window  top, sides or bottom. Often, these leaks happen because the caulk or sealant around the window has gotten old and cracked, allowing rain to enter the house. Make sure you check your windows to avoid any water intrution.

A Leaky Roof
It is easy to forget about in southern California, but a roof leak can turn things sour quick, causing damage to the ceiling, carpets, hardwood floors and furniture. As a safety precaution, we suggest tarping your roof with a thick plastic and weighing each of the 4 corners down with weights.

Prepare with Sandbags
If a heavy rainfall is predicted, it is a good idea to line your front entryway, back and crawl space with sandbags. This will block the water from flooding your home and minimize the chance of water damage.

Mop Up and Blot Excess Water
If water has already found its way into your home, do mope it up and dry quickly with towels (microfiber towels absorb even more moisture). Collecting as much moisture as possible as fast as possible will help from further damage.

If you experience water damage from the rain, give us a call at 1 (714) 622-5096 and speak to one of our water specialists to schedule an appointment.

What is a Category 3 water?

12/18/2023 (Permalink)

Toilet Back up Toilet Back up

A Category 3 Water is grossly unsanitary water containing pathogenic agents, arising from sewage or other contaminated water sources and having the likelihood of causing discomfort or sickness if consumed or exposed to humans.

Examples include, but are not limited to: sewage, toilet backflows that originate from beyond the toilet trap regardless of visible content or color, all forms of flooding from seawater, ground surface water and rising water from rivers or streams, and other contaminated water entering or affecting the indoor.

How do you prevent sewage backflow?
Install a backflow valve to prevent backups

from backing up into your home. Clean it periodically to keep it working. The valve closes when water comes into it from the wrong direction. If a clog occurs, the backflow valve will stop the sewage from backing up into your house.

Taking precautions is really important in case of this event don't hesitate to call us SERVPRO of Garden Grove West/Stanton we are here to help you 714-622-5096. 

What to do if you have a leak in your ceiling?

12/18/2023 (Permalink)

Ceiling Leak What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

  1. Find the Source of the Leak. There are lots of places that might be causing the water to leak.
  2. Stabilize the Leak.
  3. Fix the Source of the Leak.
  4. Remove the Damaged Materials.
  5. Let the Drywall Completely Dry.
  6. Repair the Ceiling.

Most common questions:

How do you know if a ceiling leak is serious?

Sagging or bulging: If the ceiling appears to be sagging or bulging, this could be a sign of structural damage caused by the leak. Mold or mildew: If you see mold or mildew on the ceiling, this could be a sign that the ceiling is damaged.

Do I need to replace the ceiling after the leak?

Water damaged ceilings are high-priority issues that lead to rot, mold and a weaker house frame. Leaks must be fixed, and water damaged ceilings repaired, as soon as possible.

When should I worry about a water damaged ceiling?

Other than the obvious water leaking from your ceiling, some things to watch out for include: Slightly discolored spots, usually copper, yellow, or brown. Peeling, cracking, or bubbling wall surfaces. Discolored growths.

It is important to address any leaks right away to avoid any secondary damages!!!