Recent Cleaning Posts

COVID-19 Cleanup

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 Cleanup Warehouse cleanup, COVID-19 decontamination

SERVPRO of San Gabriel was recently tasked to provide extensive decontamination and disinfection at a large commercial warehouse with several known Covid-19 cases. This is a large warehouse and distribution center in Lynwood, California. Its operating hours are twenty-four hours a day. It serves as a critical distribution hub for Costco, Walmart and Target stores. Our team was able to clean and decontaminate this facility with minimal disruption ensuring that the supply chain was back up the next morning. 

SERVPRO of San Gabriel is the premier team for COVID-19 cleanup. 

San Gabriel Valley Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your San Gabriel Valley Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of San Gabriel will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –  (626) 341-3392