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Prevent Kitchen Fires

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

Removing every possible source that could cause a kitchen fire is impossible, but it can be minimized. Here are a few tips on how to prevent a kitchen fire:

  • Unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Appliances such as toaster ovens, coffee makers, etc... Just in case the wiring is old or faulty and causes a fire.
  • Smoke Detectors. Install smoke detectors near the kitchen. That way it isn't triggered by small steam or smoke, but will sense an actual kitchen fire.
  • Do NOT use metal in the microwave. The metal causes sparks in the microwave. It can damage the microwave, as well as start a fire.
  • Do not overfill pots or pans with oil or grease. The hot oil or grease can spill or splatter and cause a fire.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Make sure to always stay in the kitchen when something is cooking, especially at very high heat. Make sure to turn the stove or oven off if you have to take an important phone call that could distract you or if you need to leave the house.

Common Causes of House Fires

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A home can easily catch fire in many different ways. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Cooking Equipment. Pots and pans can overheat and can easily cause a fire if the person cooking gets distracted.
  2. Heating Appliances. Portable heaters should be kept at least one yard away from anything that could easily catch on fire.
  3. Smoking. A cigarette that has not been put out properly can cause a small flame that could be lit for a few hours. If the flame comes into contact with any flammable materials it can cause flames to burst.
  4. Candles. Yes, we all want our homes to look and smell pretty, but never leave a room with a burning candle. Keep candles away from anything flammable. Blow candles out before leaving the room and going to bed.
  5. Faulty Wiring. Inadequate wiring causes fires. If your lights are dim when using other appliances, fuses blow the circuit frequently, or if the appliance only works by having to disconnect another then you may have bad wiring. Contact a licensed electrician if you have any of these occurrences. 
  6. Barbecues. These are great for outdoor cooking and meals. Make sure to keep barbecues away from home, tablecloths, and any plants or tree branches. Check the gas tank for any leaks before using it.
  7. Lighting. Lampshades build up the heat if they are too close to the light bulbs. Keep lamps in areas where they can not be easily knocked over.
  8. Christmas Trees. Real Christmas trees tend to dry out over time, and by the end of the holiday season. They can cause a very serious flash fire. A hot light or a spark can immediately set the tree aflame, and cause fires to spread quickly.

Water Damage From Copper Pipe Leak

3/21/2024 (Permalink)

Copper pipes are commonly used in plumbing systems for durability and reliability. However, copper pipe pinhole leaks can occur over time, leading to property damage and potential water damage claims. Homeowners and commercial business owners who experience leaks in copper pipes may wonder if their insurance company will cover the damage. Most homeowners insurance policies cover certain types of water damage, including damage caused by burst pipes. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo are experts in copper pipe leak mitigation. After you call a plumber to repair the copper pipe, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo at 949-855-9992 to clean up the water damage and make it "Like it never even happened".

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is locally owned and operated. We are the company that you know and trust. We are committed to being here in a time of need for our Mission Viejo area. We are available to clients at any time of day during the job process. We are always here to help! We have been in property restoration in Southern California for over 30 years. As well as being active members of the local business community. SERVPRO has worked with insurance carriers, insurance agents, managers, associations, and plenty more. We value all of our customers and provide great satisfaction. SERVPRO understands the stress and worry that comes with fire, water, or mold damage. It is our goal to make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us today - (949)855-9992

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is independently owned and operated.

How to be Prepared for a Storm

2/14/2024 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms can be very dangerous at times. SERVPRO wants to help you and your family be prepared for any bad storm conditions. Here are a few tips to help you prepare:

  • Go indoors when you hear thunder
  • Pay attention to any alerts and warnings
  • Unplug appliances
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Secure garbage cans, outdoor furniture, and outdoor contents
  • Clean out gutters to reduce flooding from occurring, and to allow rainwater to easily flow
  • Rake up leaves to avoid any flying debris
  • Have extra flashlights and batteries in case the power goes out
  • Have extra food along with non-perishable foods and lots of water
  • Make an emergency family kit
  • Ensure mobile phones are fully charged

Are You Prepared For a Willdfire?

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

Wildfires are unpredictable. If you live in an area that is at risk of unexpected wildfires, it is good to be prepared. Here are a few tips to prepare your family and home for potential wildfires:

  • Prepare an emergency kit
  • Remove any fire hazards in and around your home. Like debris, dried out branches, and leaves
  • Have a good sprinkler in an accessible area
  • Prepare an emergency plan with your family members. Plan drills and an escape plan
  • Maintain a fully stocked first-aid kit
  • Make sure the home has smoke detectors in all sleeping areas and floors

It is always good to be prepared for the unexpected. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is here to help. We want everyone to be prepared and to plan ahead

Another "Atmospheric River Pineapple Express" is headed to Southern California!

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

Torrential rain is on the way to Southern California again. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is ready to handle any flood damage to your home or commercial business. These "Atmospheric River" storms have caused quite a bit of damage in the past, including water damage from roof leaks, exterior water build up from uncleared drains and even mud flows. Our crews are on standby 24/7, ready to help with the clean up and make it "Like it never even happened". 

Prevent Roof Leaks/Damage

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for the rain? Many residents experience a roof leak during the rainy season. Here are a few tips to help prevent your home from experiencing a roof leak:

  • Get regular roof inspections
  • Pay attention to roof flashing
  • Do not block ventilation
  • Maintain gutters
  • Keep trees away from home
  • Replace missing or torn shingles IMMEDIATELY

Getting a professional to inspect your roof can help prevent a roof leak as they have the ability to spot signs of early damage. If there are no tight flashings around vents or wall/roof junctions, water can enter the home and cause damage. Attic ventilation will help prevent the home from damage caused by moisture and mold. Improper ventilation caused heat and moisture to build up causing damage to insulation, rotting, and shingles to buckle. Keep gutters and downspouts unclogged to prevent water from backing up under the roof material. Keep trees trimmed and away from home to keep gutters clean. Maintain your roof to prevent any damage.

If you experience a roof leak, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is always here to help. We will come to your service immediately and help get your roof covered as soon as possible to help prevent any further damage.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is independently owned and operated.

When Storms or Floods hit Mission Viejo, SERVPRO is Ready to Help!

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mission Viejo, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (949) 855-9992

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo Are Fire Damage Specialists!

1/31/2024 (Permalink)

If you (or even a neighbor) has recently had fire damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. We specialize in smoke damage removal in your home or office. Smoke can penetrate all of the walls and porous items in both the location of the fire, as well as direct neighbors. The smell of smoke can linger for months, if not remediated. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo's fire/smoke damage specialists use an all natural, non-toxic cleaning solution to remove all traces of smoke damage. So, if you have residual smoke damage from a fire in your home or office, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. We will make it "Like it never even happened".