Recent Water Damage Posts

SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands your Number One Choice.

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen missing cabinets and holes in the ceiling. SERVPRO of Highland/ North Redlands responded to a ceiling leak that damaged kitchen cabinets.

SERVPRO of Highland /North Redlands is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today – (909) 425-1115

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Highland /North Redlands has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?SERVPRO of Highland /North Redlands specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

SERVPRO will make your home look "Like it never even happened."

Kitchen Floods Can Happen Any Time.

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged Brown kitchen cabinets that were pulled out of a kitchen. Flooded kitchen damaged these kitchen cabinets in the city of Highland.

"When I woke up this morning there was water everywhere!" Mrs. Joyce, the homeowner explained to us when we arrived at the scene.  Her dishwasher gasket seal broke during the night and caused huge water damage throughout her entire home. Thankfully she knew what to do. She said this wasn't her first rodeo.  Mrs. Joyce experienced something similar several years ago unfortunately. SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands is the first company that came to mind. It's funny how you see these things play out in movies with the soapy water coming out and everyone is laughing. Unfortunately it's not the same in real life. Due to the water damage, Mrs. Joyce's entire kitchen and living areas had to be torn out.  All damaged walls, cabinets, carpets and tile were removed as you can see in the picture above. SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands quickly went into action. They stored all her belongings in containers to keep them clean during the demolition and reconstruction phase of the job. After the home was cleaned out, we set our industrial strength dehumidifiers and air blowers to insure everything was fully dry before we began reconstruction. This will prevent mold and harmful bacteria from forming. Once everything was cleared and dried, we proceeded with the reconstruction side of the job. Mrs. Joyce is excited to see how her home will turn out. 

When water damage happens to your home Call SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands to help make things look "Like it never even happened."

Regardless Of The Disaster SERVPRO Is Here To Help. 24/7 Emergency Service! 

Carpet in a bathroom good idea?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

pink carpet in restroom. brown vanity, white tub and toilet. Flooded restroom due to water heater burst in the room next door.

It is very rare nowadays to see set carpet in a restroom. In older homes like this one, it was very normal.  Unfortunately for this homeowner, the carpet became a nightmare after the home suffered from water damages.  The water heater had a sudden burst that flooded the home in several areas. Unfortunately, the carpet absorbed the water like a sponge. To prevent moisture entrapment and mold growth, SERVPRO of Highland/ N. Redlands had to pull the carpet.  The upside about the loss is the customer is now excited to install tile instead of carpet. As she said, even though the carpet feels nice under the feet, it's not worth having in case of a leak. She is excited about having tile in her restroom. It will give it a fresh look.  

Don't panic call SERVPRO of Highland/ N. Redlands.

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Restroom showing only the subfloor. No toilet no Tub. This restroom suffered from a severe sewage back up.

What is worse than when you flush the toilet and instead of it flushing, it gurgles and rises and overflows. PANIC!! and Ewww! right! This home suffered from a sewage backup. The smell was horrific. Definitely a smell that penetrates through the face mask. Thankfully, the homeowner had the best team to help them clean up the mess.  When SERVPRO of Highland / N. Redlands arrived the homeowner was very stressed and worried. We assured them that the home will be taken care of and restored back to normal, "Like it never even happened." If you experience something similar call SERVPRO of Highland / N. Redlands at 909-425-1115

A soft backup causes a lot of kitchen damage.

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

A white kitchen missing the bottom cabinets. Drying equipment set up. Beautiful kitchen suffers severe water damage in Moreno Valley, California.

You are probably wondering what happened here.  This kitchen suffered from a soft blockage. The plumbing backed up and overflowed water throughout the home while the home owner was out of town. SERVPRO of Highland North Redlands was sent out by the insurance to do a moisture inspection and found damages throughout the entire home. SERVPRO of Highland North Redlands got to work right away. We removed all the damaged cabinets, flooring and drywall. Everything must be removed right away to prevent moisture entrapment and to avoid mold from growing inside the walls. We understand these types of accidents are never pleasant and can become so draining. So leave it to the pros to get the work done right away, the right way! SERVPRO of Highland North Redlands is a 24/7 company. If an emergency strikes you can count on us to be there in your time of need. 

Know What You’re Dealing With

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

After your home or business experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to normal as soon as possible.

If you’re dealing with anything other than a large incursion, you understandably may be considering handling the cleanup and drying yourself to save money or time. The problem is that cleaning up and recovering from water damage isn’t always as straightforward as it seems.

Know What You’re Dealing With Water damage can be caused by three different types of water, including:

  • Clean water (Cat I)
  • Gray water (Cat 2) 
  • Black water (Cat3) 

It’s important to understand the differences because Category 2 and Category 3 water present health risks to your family or employees and need to be handled differently. The most likely sources of clean water would be water from a pipe, water heater, or steam lines. The basic rule of thumb is that it should look and smell like tap water.

However, Category 2 Water - Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when consumed or even exposed to, this is known as "grey water". Examples are toilet bowls, sump pump failures, water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.

Then we have Category 3 Water - Known as "black water" and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. A toilet back flow that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.

Here at SERVPRO of Highland/North Redlands we are trained and certified for water damage restoration.

We can be at your home or business immediately to provide you with a loss assessment and evaluation of the affected materials if you need help with your water damage needs. We will inspect the damaged areas with our water sensing equipment such as probes and other infrared tools in order to determine the source of the damage and possible extent of areas affected. SERVPRO of Highlands/North Redlands

are preferred vendors for multiple insurance companies and will be happy to help you from start to finish during your claims process. Do not feel frightened or alarmed, stay calm and call SERVPRO of Highland/North Redlands and just like our motto we will make it “Like it never even happened."