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Why Choose SERVPRO?

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why Choose SERVPRO?

The restoration industry is constantly growing which gives you plenty of options when choosing a Fire & Water Damage and Restoration Company. So why chose SERVPRO? What sets us apart from the competition?

Highly Trained Specialist

All of our technicians are trained to ensure they have the most up to date techniques and tools to restore your property back to preloss conditions. Our extensive training consists of Employee Certification Training, continued e-Learnings and on-going IICRC Training.

IICRC Certified

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standard for the cleaning and restoration industry.

  •  WRT - Water Damage Restoration
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning
  • FSRT - Fire and Smoke Restoration 
  • OCT - Odor Control
  • UFT - Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning

Faster to any size Disaster

When it comes to water damage, immediate action is needed to help minimize the damage and costs of restoration. We pride ourselves on our quick response times and 24-hour emergency services. All our technicians are at the ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Advanced Technology & Techniques

The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide gives a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the fields of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry your property quickly and effectively.

To detect moisture, SERVPRO uses hygrometers or infrared cameras that can locate moisture/water through a wall, ceiling or floor. We have powerful extraction equipment which speeds up the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from an area. Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, dry out walls, floors and even furniture. Air scrubbers remove the airborne contaminants and control the air quality during restoration and cleanup, keeping the air clean and odor free. Along with other OSHA- approved cleaning agents, germicides and anti-microbial treatments, you will find that SERVPRO of East Riverside City is fully equipped with the best equipment for water, fire, smoke, and mold damage.

The Difference

So what really sets SERVPRO of East Riverside City apart from other restoration companies?

Although each SERVPRO is individually owned and operated, each one must follow specific operating guidelines set forth by SERVPRO Corporate, which means there is a check-and-balance in place. Providing quality work for a fair price is our goal.

IICRC guidelines recommend “in-place drying” when possible. We strive to put the customer first by drying in place as much as possible, which is the safest way to go and will reduce the cost of restoration.

The IICRC standard for drying is 3-5 days. SERVPRO works to meet that standard for every job, no matter what the cause. Yet, many mitigation companies are charging for 10 days or longer! Why? True, drying for only 3-5 days means a lot less money on each project, but SERVPRO thinks it’s better to put our customers before our pocketbooks.

In addition, the 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine list of Top 500 Franchises ranked SERVPRO as #12!

We hope you never have to call a restoration company, but if you do, we hope you’ll  SERVPRO of East Riverside City a call.

Blazing Sun = Lights Out

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

General Blazing Sun = Lights Out Be prepared in the event of a power outage!

Southern California is no stranger to power outages that have been dubbed "Rolling-Blackouts".  As the days begin to get warmer and warmer,  you can be certain that your energy use will rise. A surge in energy usage for a given area can give way to these rolling blackouts. 

To avoid being caught off guard and left scrambling to not be left in the dark, here are a few things to keep in mind and to have available on during those sweltering summer months.


Have flashlights and lanterns in your home where they can easily be found. Candles are also good to keep on hand although caution needs to be followed when using candles to avoid a fire. To save time, it would be wise to have extra batteries and matches in the same location.


TVs, computers and gaming systems should be unplugged to prevent damage in the event of a power surge. These occur after a power outage when the power is switched back on and can cause permanent damage to electronics. If you have Surge Protectors connected to your outlets, it is not necessary to unplug your electronics. A surge protector will mitigate the voltage amount that comes from an outlet to a safe level so that your electronics will remain unharmed. Have portable battery's on hand to keep your cell phone or tablets charged in case of a prolonged outage.


Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed! This prevents the cold air from escaping and spoiling your food. If a prolonged outage occurs then you should move frozen foods, dairy and meats to a cooler filled with ice to avoid spoilage.

Stay Informed

Follow Edison on Twitter @SEC or check their website for updates on any outages in your area. Having your cell phone charged will be helpful because even though the power in your area is out, the cell towers should remain on and will provide you with a cell signal. If the outage is weather related, be cautious about your surroundings and stay indoors. If the temperatures really begin to soar, then an outing to the mall or movie theater maybe a good idea to keep out of the extreme heat.

For more information about Power Outages or tips about prolonged Outages, visit SCE/poweroutage