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No AC? No Problem! 9 Hacks for Staying Cool This Summer

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It’s hard getting through these Southern California Summers without any air conditioning. Luckily for us, generations before us had to suffer through the heat before air conditioning was even invented and left us with some tried and true methods for staying cool all summer long!

  1. Turn off electronics when not in use. When electronics are turned on, they are producing heat. If you have electronics that you don’t use very often plugged in or turned on, keep them unplugged and/or turned off to keep them producing even more heat in your home. You can save some money on your electricity bill too!
  2. Place a bowl of ice in front of your fan. While it’s important to remember that fans cool people, not rooms, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel good to have a fan blowing cool air on you. If you’re really desperate to cool down, place a bowl…

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10 Events in Orange County You HAVE to go to This Summer

Summer is finally here and there are a bunch of fun events happening in Tustin and around Orange County that are sure to keep you busy this summer. We’ve done the hard work for you and gone ahead and picked out some of the events that we’re most looking forward to!

  1. Sunset Cinema: Free movie screenings at various OC Parks every weekend. We’re especially excited for those Disney water films Moana and Finding Dory! The best part of these events is that they’re all FREE!!Runs every Friday or Saturday through August
  2. Pageant of the Masters: pageant of the masters.jpgLaguna Beach’s one of a kind event that happens every summer at the Festival of Arts. If you haven’t been before, it’s certainly worth checking off your OC Bucket List! And if you have been before, they change the theme every year, so you can look forward to seeing something new! This year’s theme is “The Grand Tour”. Tickets can get pricey if you want to sit close, but you can find cheaper seats in the back and bring your binoculars to see every detail up close!
    The show runs nightly from July 7 – August 31
  3. Sawdust Art & Craft Festival: If you’re headed to Laguna to see the Pageant of the Masters, you might as well stop by the Sawdust Festival while you’re at it. This is another fun event that happens every summer. Check out a variety of art and crafts, and maybe even bring some home with you! This is a fun event for the whole family and tickets are all under $10!
    Friday, June 30 – Sunday, September 3
  4. Orange County Fair:
    Fair RideIt wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the fair! Win prizes at the different games and indulge in the most sinful treats in Orange County! It’s also a great place to run into friends, and maybe even make some new ones! Take advantage of daily specials for free entry when you come with a donation.
    July 14 – August 13
  5. OC Night Market: If the food is your favorite part of the OC Fair, you may want to check out the OC Night Market! Inspired by the night markets in Asia, OC Night Market hosts a plethora of exciting food vendors. It’s a great place to try something new!
    The third and final OC Night Market of Summer 2017 runs August 25-27 from 4pm-Midnight (11pm on Sunday)
  6. National Night Out: Join the Tustin Police Department and your fellow Tustin residents in standing up to crime. A fun event for the whole family; it’s located at The District at Tustin Legacy of which many of the businesses and restaurants will be participating.
    August 1. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  7. Tustin Concerts in the Park: Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to enjoy FREE concerts in Peppertree Park in Tustin all summer long! Enjoy the “hits” from your favorite tribute bands!
    Every Wednesday Night, 6-8 PM from June through August
  8. Open House at The Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin: Museum founder Dick Marconi will be in attendance at the Open House, telling stories about cars and signing Ferrari posters. Sounds like Sunday Funday to us!
    August 6, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  9. Orange International Street Fair: orange street fairIt wouldn’t be Labor Day Weekend without Street Fair! Explore cuisine from over fifteen streets representing various cultures and countries across the globe. Most of the businesses around the Orange Circle stay open during Street Fair so you can escape the heat by doing some antique shopping or grabbing a drink at one of the many restaurants.
    Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 5:00 PM – 10:00 Friday and 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday/Sunday
  10. Totally Tustin Food and Wine Festival: Hosted by the Tustin Chamber of Commerce, this food and wine festival brings together many of Tustin’s best restaurants to celebrate the community and to raise funds for the Tustin Chamber.
    Sunday, September 24 from 4:30 PM – 9 PM at 300 Centennial Way 92780 

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Storm Damage? No Problem for SERVPRO of Tustin!

Large Loss Response TruckWhen Tustin and Orange businesses suffer serious damage after storm events, SERVPRO of Tustin will work around the clock to clean up any debris and to restore the property to preloss conditions. We understand that commercial storm damage can be very costly in terms of productivity; that is why it is always our goal to get your business back up and running as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.

We Have the Resources to Handle Large Commercial Storm Damage

When a storm hits Orange County, we can scale our resources to handle large-loss commercial restoration projects. We have access to equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,600 Franchises across the country, as well as elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

If your business is ever damaged by severe floods or storms, call us right away at (714)480-1340. Disaster can strike when we least expect it, but SERVPRO of Tustin will be there to help you weather the storm.

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Hoarding Before and After

The SERVPRO of Tustin team cleaned up a hoarded home so we could then provide cleanup for a water damage.  The before and after photos are below.

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Be ready! It’s hot out there!

This heat is not going to stop soon.  Go to FEMA’s facebook page ready.gov for tips on surviving helping family, friends and pets survive.  Ready for the next disaster? FB Message, call or email us for help creating our free SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan for your property, business or home.  #ready #servprotustin #disasterfire

 

 

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News Flash

The IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) which has established the globally recognized standards in our industry has released new guidelines, the S500, for the processes we use when responding to your buildings for restoration cleanup.  In turn, our crews have just completed training on the new standards.  In addition, all of our crews are using state of the art software, SERVPRO DryBook, while on-site to document the job process from start to finish.  It starts with before pictures, on to moisture mapping, daily job diary entries to after photos.  Everything is documented in DryBook.  If you would like a copy at the completion of a job, let us know. servpro-general

As always our phone number 714-480-1340 is the number to call for 24/7/365 response.  Please be sure you have our number in your phone and on your contact list.  During business hours (8:00-5:00pm, M-F) you may wish to send a work order, RFP or email to workorder@servprotustin.com .  All customer service staff receive email alerts, so your request for service or estimate will be addressed immediately.

SERVPRO of Tustin continues its active involvement and support of BOMA OC, IREM, CAI OC, IFMA and our local chambers.  See you soon and thank you to all our clients for having our team respond to any size disaster and allowing us to provide you with the service you have grown to trust in when working with SERVPRO of Tustin. 

 

 

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March Madness

Our winner for the Find the Difference contest was Ariya Garces, with Davis Partners.  Ariya’s name was randomly selected from the 40+ submissions for the March Find the Difference game.  We love celebrating our customers and telling everyone in Orange County how wonderful they are!

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So whether you have a flood, mold, water damage or some other emergency – We can Help! Our central location in Santa Ana makes getting to any city in Orange County easy.  Whether you are in Cypress, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Orange, Tustin or one of the Lagunas, we will be there fast.

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