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Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage In Los Angeles

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage In Los Angeles Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful.

Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage

No two fires are the same. How the blaze was treated, was it contained within a small area, the type of materials burned and whether the contents in the affected area are salvageable or not all influence restoration procedure. When fires burn at high temperatures, the structural integrity of your property can be put at risk. Secondary water-damage from fire-fighting efforts can also damage your furnishing, fixtures, and valuables.

When we get a call out to repair a property from fire damage in Los Angeles, they tend to be small, contained fires. We can cordon off the affected area, remove furniture to other areas of the house and set to work. However, if our fire technician finds evidence of structural damage, we may need to perform a move-out service.

Move-outs can be expensive, so at SERVPRO we always try to work onsite. However, when structural damage occurs, you and your family's safety is our first priority. The property must be vacated. We can then begin the cleanup phase using powerful, truck-mounted pumps to drain excess water. The damage that is deemed to be non-salvageable can be recorded and disposed of including building materials, furniture, clothes or fittings.

Our goal during cleanup is to prepare the affected area so that re-modeling contractors can begin restoring your home. To improve the indoor air-quality we can use Ozone generators to completely eliminate odors and harmful toxins left behind by fire. By clearing possessions and vacating the property, remodeling, repainting and cleaning work can be completed faster.

We understand that having to leave your property and stay in temporary accommodation can carry a heavy emotional burden. SERVPRO offers a pack-out service to make your situation as comfortable as possible. A pack-out service involves itemizing, removing and labeling your salvageable possessions. We can then move them to a remote facility for cleaning. In some cases, using advanced, ultrasonic equipment for jewelry and other valuables.

Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has extensive experience in restoration. Call our 24/7 emergency center (818) 214-7958 now to arrange a service.

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Reducing and Then Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Glendale

9/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reducing and Then Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Glendale Water Damage from Leaking Aquariums or Plumbing in Glendale? Call SERVPRO to Keep the Animals and Customers Happy

Complicated Water Loss Mitigation Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Glendale businesses often suffer water damage. It is usually very minor, such as a collected puddle of water under a pipe or sink. In some cases, when water flows overnight, the damage can be extensive.

For a Glendale pet store, commercial water damage means not just loss of income. There can also be additional costs to house the various animals until a SERVPRO restoration team can restore the building and property to a safe, dry environment.
 
It only takes an inch or two of water to get into cages and ruin cloth, wood chips, and other bedding. Chips and shredded paper require immediate disposal, but our technicians can remove soaked bedding and hang it out to dry in the sun. If the weather does not permit this, they can use the commercial-sized dryers.
 
If the bedding and other property remained under water for more than a day, there is an increased risk of mold expanding and growing into a threat. To stop growth and kill any active spores, team members spray every suspected item with an anti-fungal agent from our chemical inventory. SERVPRO team members can also add an anti-fungal product to a detergent to kill mold spores while also cleaning property of other stains, dirt, and animal odors.
 
An increase of water often leads to an increase in humidity levels. In a pet shop, unlike most businesses, this can lead to their inventory becoming very uncomfortable and even suffer some health problems. To reduce the humidity level so animals can return to the store, technicians use a combination of dehumidifiers, exhaust fans, and air movers. The devices used is dependent upon the types of live animals present in the pet shop, if any.
 
Dehumidifiers can remove over 20 gallons of water from the air every 24 hours, depending on the amount of moisture present. Exhaust fans draw the damp air inside the structure and force it outside. Air movers increase circulation with warm, dry air to push the damp air toward the fans. Technicians can direct this air over surfaces to speed up the drying process.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is to help every business return to dry, safe condition so owners can start serving customers as quickly as possible. If you have water issues with your business, contact our agency today at (818) 290-8255 to set up an appointment.

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Due To The Geographic Location Of Los Angeles, Your Home May Suffer Flood Damage During A Storm

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Due To The Geographic Location Of Los Angeles, Your Home May Suffer Flood Damage During A Storm Storms can gain sudden traction and size, sometimes rendering the predicted severity of the rain and wind useless.

Your Home May Suffer Flood Damage During A Storm

Seaside cities are always hit harder by ocean-based storms than inland cities, and this could leave your home vulnerable to flood damage. Storms can gain sudden traction and size, sometimes rendering the predicted severity of the rain and wind useless. Intense winds and rains can cause flooding in the streets, and this flooding can carry debris along its currents. Large rocks, tree branches, or even street signs that are being carried along with the storm waters can break the basement window of your home. Suddenly, there is open access to your home, which allows the floodwaters to rush in and settle there.

The flood damage inside of your Los Angeles home impacted your basement entertainment room. The carpets are soaked through, the entertainment stand is waterlogged, and your furniture has been exposed. Upon finding the damage in your basement, and four inches of water, it is essential for you to call for professional help as soon as possible. The quicker professionals can address the damage, the more likely that remediation may be successful.

Upon calling SERVPRO, our team quickly gets ready and drives to your home. Our technicians can bring advanced technology with them that is made for remediating flood damage. Without these tools, removing the standing water from your home would be a much slower process.

SERVPRO can use pumps and wet/dry vacuums to remove the majority of the stagnant water in your basement. Once it is gone, SERVPRO can focus on removing as much moisture as we can from your furniture and carpets with an extractor. The tool has a heating element as well as powerful suction, making it an excellent tool for the job. Once as much moisture as possible has been removed, our technicians can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to handle any remaining moisture levels that need to be brought down.

If a severe ocean-based storm brings flood damage to your home, never wait to call for help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by dialing (818) 938-2985. Day or night, we're here to make it easier for you.

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How Commercial Water Removal Services in Los Angeles Prevents Downtime in Packing Plants

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Commercial Water Removal Services in Los Angeles Prevents Downtime in Packing Plants SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Packing and Warehouses Open in Los Angeles After a Major Water Loss

Experienced Technicians, Industry Leading Equipment and a Green Fleet Ready to Roll Mitigates Water Damage in Large Buildings

Water can invade your packing plant in Los Angeles from a damaged roof or a broken water line. Removing the water as soon as possible after you have finished making repairs keeps your business operations from falling behind schedule any more than necessary.
 
SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians have experience restoring businesses of all types after such disasters strike, and we begin by applying effective commercial water removal techniques in Los Angeles. We use industry-approved methods that help reduce current damage and prevent your facility from sustaining additional harm. Our machinery, equipment, and tools use the latest developments in restoration science and are crucial to our ability to successfully mitigate the affected site.
 
When our Green Fleet arrives, we begin extracting the water with the most suitable equipment. We use a range of extraction tools, from submersible pumps attached to our pump truck to small-sized wands that rapidly remove water from smaller areas and along walls, under low-lying equipment, and other tight spots. We know water travels across all surfaces, including horizontal ones, quickly and search for these hidden areas with moisture detection equipment. Infrared sensors can detect the cooler temperatures caused by displaced water, revealing the locations to us.
 
Once evaporated into the air, extraction of water vapor must occur to complete the restoration of your plant. SERVPRO crews set up desiccant machines so rapid drying occurs. Moisture condenses on cold metal frames and other structures within your business, making the application of air movers crucial. These lift moisture off surfaces so the desiccant machines can pull the last remaining moisture out of your interior environment. We can trailer in large units with our own power source to treat extremely large volumed warehouses and buildings.
 
This drying out of the air protects areas containing porous materials such as packing boxes, shipping labels, and other items. Once exposure to high moisture occurs, these materials can lose their functionality and create problems with fulfilling orders for your clients. We do everything we can to prevent such occurrences. Working with other businesses in our local area helps keep our economy healthy.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help your packing plant around Atwater Village or Highland Park quickly recover after a disaster involving intrusive water with our commercial water removal methods. Call our service at (818) 214-7516 for 24-hour service whenever you need us.

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We Offer Reliable Flood Damage Services In Glendale

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Offer Reliable Flood Damage Services In Glendale When your Glendale home floods from a storm, it is best to call a professional to assess the damage as soon as possible.

Reliable Flood Damage Services

When your Glendale home floods from a storm, it is best to call a professional to assess the damage as soon as possible. Flood waters contain harmful contaminants such as sewage, rodents, and chemicals and should be dealt with right away. Our team prides itself on making sure homeowners are safe after storm waters enter their home. We can restore your home and can preserve many of the items in your home when possible.

SERVPRO flood damage crews in Glendale are well trained and are ready to get to work when you need them. First, the team stops the source of water flowing into the home and then begins to extract the water. In most cases, they employ a truck-mounted extractor or a portable extractor to remove water from the structure quickly. The equipment that we use depends on the level of water in the home.

In flooding situations, our technicians may need to remove items from the structure. If so, we inventory all the contents before we pack and take them from home. Typically, your furniture, curtains, clothing, artwork and paper documents are sitting in inches or even a foot or more of water. When this happens, microbes can contaminate them, and our crew can remove, clean, disinfect and dry any items that are deemed salvageable and can discard contents that are unsalvageable. Our techs use industrial cleaning products, and EPA registered antimicrobials to clean toxic materials from your furniture and other items before they bring them back into your home.

Our crews can also utilize air scrubbers to clean the air as well as axial fans and air movers to help dry the structure. The team may also utilize dehumidifiers to force moisture from the area. Working fast to get you back into a safe home environment is our priority and objective.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale flood damage restoration services are close by, and our team is available 24/7 to assist you. If you experience a flood in your house, call us at (818) 214-7958 to schedule an appointment with us today.

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Keeping Your Dance Studio Open After Commercial Water Damage in Glendale

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Keeping Your Dance Studio Open After Commercial Water Damage in Glendale The kids who take lessons at your studio don't want to miss a chance to work on their skills. Contact SERVPRO in the event of water damage.

Team SERVPRO Effectively Remediates Your Water Damaged Business

Supporting the youth in the Glendale area by helping them engage in activities that develop their bodies and minds in positive directions improves our community in many ways. Your dance studio is one of many facilities that helps our younger generation grow. We know you want to provide your services within a risk-free building where your patrons, regardless of their age, can concentrate on learning.
 
SERVPRO assists businesses keep their doors open with fewer interruptions after commercial water damage in Glendale takes its toll. Our fast and efficient teams work with you to make this possible, from start to finish. We want you to keep your customers happy, and we do this by paying attention to your concerns regarding how the damage affects areas typically in use and then working with you to find workable solutions.
 
Uncovering the source of the water that caused the damage in the first place helps prevent such situations from becoming ongoing problems for you. We use state-of-the-art moisture detection device, including infrared technology, to determine these locations. We then discuss the available options with you and help you decide your best course of action to sufficiently prevent the problem again.
 
Our crews are skilled in drying out hardwood floors so these dry without cupping or curling. Heated mats placed on your floors help pull damaging moisture out from within the structures quickly. These mats have extraction tanks to gather this moisture, so it never ends up back in the air again. Fans that force concentrated air onto walls, or within them via flexible tubes, dry these structures out efficiently.
 
Leaks can cause water damage throughout your business and make these places unsafe. Ceiling tiles or other materials can slowly disintegrate in dressing areas, bathrooms, and offices. This can happen after leaks develop in your roof or a toilet begins leaking or overflows. Above mopboards might also show signs of problems caused by water from faulty exterior siding that permits rainwater to seep inside.
 
No matter how extensive water damage becomes inside your facility, SERVPRO can handle your restoration needs. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and other specialties. Removing only damaged materials and cleaning other items helps maintain a lower restoration bill for our customers. Cleaning areas of debris once we finish keeps the entire building free of harmful litter that might get tracked from one location to another.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale helps businesses stay functional with fewer door-closing interruptions when water damage situations arise. Contact us whenever your business needs professional restoration services. Our number is (818) 938-2985, and we answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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When Flood Damage Leads To Mold Growth In Your Highland Park Home

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Flood Damage Leads To Mold Growth In Your Highland Park Home Mold damages in your Highland Park home are not uncommon to see following high volumes of water.

When Flood Damage Leads To Mold Growth

With the heavy rains that come through the area in the months of July and August every year, your Highland Park home runs the risk of some unexpected flooding or substantial water damage. While this can prove detrimental on its own, inadequate cleaning and drying of these issues can lead to even worse conditions compounding on top of the troubles that you face.

Mold damages in your Highland Park home are not uncommon to see following high volumes of water. Often when the area is not cleaned and dried well enough, removing all of the moisture from the affected areas, mold spores in the environment have a chance to seat and thrive. This mold growth not only poses a risk to your family's health, but it can also erode and degrade the materials it chooses to colonize on, requiring them to get removed and replaced.

The trouble with identifying mold damage among present widespread water concerns is that you might not notice the musty odor or the look of mold growing amid the debris and damages. This scenario is where choosing professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team can help you get a better idea of the damage your home has sustained and the appropriate actions to follow to fix it.

Many homeowners opt for cheaper and unlicensed assistance in putting their flooded homes back to the way they used to be, and in turn, get unprofessional results. When the area does not get completely dried and the moisture entirely removed, mold can begin to grow and spread in as little as three days. Considering how long that it takes for many homes to get restored following flood damages even with SERVPRO restoration, this is not a large window of time.

However, as a homeowner in the area, you are likely aware of the persistent threats of flooding, especially this time of year. When you get posed with substantial water damages, fast action on your part can help you to avoid worsening conditions like mold and microbial growth. Give our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale technicians a call anytime you need us at (818) 290-8255.

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Fast Water Removal In Your Glendale Hotel Saves Your Guests' Vacation And Your Business

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast Water Removal In Your Glendale Hotel Saves Your Guests' Vacation And Your Business Ring SERVPRO for Room Service Water Removal in Your Glendale Hotel--Keep Your Guests Happy

SERVPRO Responds Swiftly to Extract Water and Keep Your Business As Usual

Owning and operating a hotel in Glendale can pose challenges every day. Managing a large staff and catering to the needs of a never-ending stream of visitors to our area can be rewarding but also requires superb people skills. Knowing how to delegate tasks and solve problems on the fly is especially vital if water incursions threaten to interfere with the needs of your guests and the operation of your business. Our services are always available to manage water damage.

Hotels are laced with plumbing lines to and from a multitude of guest rooms, and also feature pools, spas, restaurants, and laundry areas. Widespread access means water removal in your Glendale hotel must be swift and sure if an emergency occurs. It is unprofitable and unprofessional to move hotel guests out of their lodgings because a pool flooded or a pipe burst. Our talented water removal experts arrive at your site fast to contain the problem while disrupting your guests as little as possible.
 
Although your housekeeping staff members can manage minor spills, hundreds of gallons of water pulsing out of a pipe or spreading from the fitness center are beyond a response that relies mainly on a mop and a bucket. SERVPRO’s water removal team is armed with the training and specialized equipment to rid your hotel of excess water fast, and our vehicles arrive with pumps and high-efficiency water extractors ready to take on the mess.
 
SERVPRO has decades of water removal experience that our crew members rely on when responding to your emergency. We assess the situation swiftly and put a plan in place that contains the disaster area, impacting as few of your guests as possible. The pumps take care of standing water, and extractors join in to pull water out of cavities and recesses.
 
If the water soaked any carpeting, weighted and heated extraction wands could start the process of drying floor coverings in place. SERVPRO crews position air movers and also use heat to complete the drying. Dehumidifiers balance the effort to move water from structures and fixtures into a vapor state where it can be condensed, contained, and discarded. We check for any evidence of secondary damage such as mold growth or delamination of areas of the carpeting as we finish up the job, and adjust our services based on what we find.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale takes great pride in meeting our business customers’ water removal needs. Do not hesitate to call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (818) 214-7516 for a rapid response.

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Possessions Need Protection And Restoration When Flood Damages Homes In Glendale

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Possessions Need Protection And Restoration When Flood Damages Homes In Glendale SERVPRO Pumps Out Floodwaters Swiftly to Mitigate Storm Damage to Your Glendale Property

SERVPRO Follows Storm Damage Control Protocols to Mitigate Harm

The people, the building, and the possessions -- these are the three major concerns when flooding damages your Glendale home. Without a doubt, the priority is ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe and dry after the waters begin rising. Restoring and preserving the integrity of your building’s structure is the second priority. Providing for the recovery of fixtures, furnishings, documents, and personal possessions is also a pressing issue. Our trained flood damage crews can assist with all three.
 
Glendale homes risk flood damage when pop-up thunderstorms occur locally or to the east in the San Gabriel Mountains. Although our climate is generally dry, flash flooding periodically challenges residents. Your duty as a homeowner is to respond to the reality of weather conditions, not the probability. Our crews are ready to remove water and dry the structure of your home regardless of the cause as quickly as we can schedule an assessment.
 
One of the services SERVPRO offers customers is a systematic inventory and pack out option. When your home floods, the contents are trapped in sometimes feet of water. Upholstery saturates, furniture joints swell and separate, paperwork and pictures face ruin, and clothing and linens collect filth. All of the above possessions can develop microbial contamination if not removed from the water, cleaned, and dried out.
 
Our crew members make through lists of the items removed, including pictures of items in some cases. Undamaged items are bubble-wrapped and taken to our production facility or a dry area on your property. Items showing water damage are protected and packed for further evaluation and restoration by specially trained SERVPRO production technicians. We have resources available like freeze drying for books and papers and access to laundry and dry cleaning facilities for factors and clothing.
 
We evaluate the condition of your furniture and rugs and use a variety of techniques to clean and dry them once moved off your property. SERVPRO uses professional cleaning products and EPA registered antimicrobials to bring your furnishings and other possessions back to a fresh and dry condition. We establish the proper drying equilibrium in the space chosen to restore the articles, using heat, air movers, and dehumidifiers to force the moisture to follow the laws of physics and migrate out of your belongings.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale earns your confidence with industry-leading flood damage restoration for both your home and its contents. Call (818) 214-7516 to schedule an assessment as soon as you notice the waters rising in your home.

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The Common Threats of Fire Damage To Glendale Homes

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Common Threats of Fire Damage To Glendale Homes Fire Damage to Large Homes or Small Hot Tubs in the Glendale Area--Call SERVPRO

Smoke Odors, Damage, and Cleanup for Your Glendale Property Are Only a Phone Call Away--SERVPRO

While you might not ever get prepared for a fire breaking out in your Glendale home, you should know that this occurrence is likely to leave many lingering and acute consequences to face. Fortunately, you do not have to contend with all of these on your own, mainly if you or your insurance company has found the benefits of choosing professional restoration services.

The fire itself might vary from residence to residence, but the fire damage that your Glendale home experiences are typical regarding its restoration. With the extensive training that our SERVPRO professionals undergo to prepare them for fire restoration, they get certified to our high standards and that of the IICRC. This training prepares them for all facets of fire damage, the best equipment to use to a restore a home, and the kind of personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves safe.

From the moment that our team reports to your home following the extinguishment of a fire, we work quickly to establish a full scope of the damage that your home faces and the best approach to handling each lingering effect. From smoke and soot damage removal to assessing structural integrity, we consider each part of this restoration process to be equally important.

One of the most common perils that tend to threaten comfortable living in a home following even a minor fire is smoke damages. This effect often presents itself as a noxious odor that seeps into furniture, fabrics, clothing and other materials throughout the environment. Removal of this odor might be one of the final steps of the restoration, but it leaves a lasting mark on the entire completed job. Deodorization typically gets accomplished with the use of thermal foggers after the work of hydroxyl generators has been completed. Restoring healthy indoor air quality is of paramount importance for the well-being of you and your family.

Fighting off the effects of a fire is no easy feat. You can rely on the experience and determination of our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale fire restoration specialists to help you overcome the damage and clean up the mess quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 290-8255.

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