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Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Eagle Rock Home After an Oven Fire

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Eagle Rock Home After an Oven Fire Oven fires can be caused by excess oil and grease, overflowing batter when baking, and food scraps left in the bottom of the oven.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after a Kitchen Fire

Most home fires in Eagle Rock occur in the kitchen, so it is good to be prepared in case of an emergency. Oven fires can be frightening but are generally easy to contain and can many times be prevented. They can happen when you are cooking something with a lot of grease and fat, as it can splatter and create a flame. When baking, the batter can overflow, dripping to the bottom of the oven and start a fire, or food scraps left in the oven can also catch fire.

No matter the case, an oven fire and fire damage to your Eagle Rock home is something that needs to be handled right away. Not only do you have the damage from the fire to deal with, but also any smoke that was created. Settled smoke and soot is acidic and can create further damage to your home. At SERVPRO, our staff is always on standby to help you when you need it, and we are specially trained to handle cleaning up after a fire.

Smoke and soot particles are products of incomplete combustion. They are carcinogens which are thought to be dangerous and can begin to degrade contents of your home within just a few days. When dealing with smoke and soot, SERVPRO techs wear respirators, gloves, and other protective clothing. Ventilation is essential, and if possible, we let the contaminants in the air outside.

Our restoration professionals evaluate the contents of your home to determine if they need to be replaced, or if we can successfully restore them to a preloss condition. Sentimental value, cost, and antique value are all taken into consideration. In many cases, if the items are not directly damaged by the fire or excessive heat, they can be salvaged and restored.

Odor can also be an issue. The first step in getting rid of these odors is getting rid of the source. We can eliminate the odors many times with cleaning methods, but sometimes the item itself may have to be discarded.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale takes all the necessary steps to restore your home in Glendale, Eagle Rock, or Highland Park back to its preloss condition after a fire. Get in touch with us as soon as possible by dialing (818) 244-6005 so we can help you avoid additional damages and get your home back to the way it was.

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A Burst Pipe Inside of Your Glendale Crawl Space May Leave You in Need of Water Removal Services

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Burst Pipe Inside of Your Glendale Crawl Space May Leave You in Need of Water Removal Services Water damage in your crawlspace can cause structural damage, as well as help proliferate a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Property to Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

When a pipe that runs through your crawl space bursts and creates a need for professional water removal services, the situation can be challenging. Crawl Spaces are small and can be difficult to maneuver inside of, which can make it hard to remove the still water from within it. However, settling to try and take the water out yourself with an everyday wet/dry vacuum might not be very practical, and the equipment to dry the space thoroughly is very pricey. Hiring professional services can save you money on this cost and makes sure that the job is thoroughly done.
 
Removing the water from your Glendale crawl space may not be easy, but it is essential to get it out of your home. Leaving the water for prolonged amounts of time can cause the potential for mold growth to rise. If the floor of your crawl space is a dirt floor, the mixture can cause mud to form, making it even harder to operate inside. Excessive water can rust any metal that is inside of the space, especially around the piping. To avoid complications caused by the initial problem it is best to get the water out as soon as possible.
 
SERVPRO can arrive at your home to begin the removal very soon after your initial call. Our team of IICRC-certified techs can investigate the damage and devise the best plan for the unique size and placement of your crawl space. SERVPRO uses advanced equipment like extractors and portable pumps to remove the water. If there is a low enough spot in your crawl space, we can even use a submersible pump to drain water from the area. Our goal is to get the water out as quickly as possible, and these tools allow us to do so.
 
Do not hesitate if a burst pipe leaves any part of your home flooded with water that needs removal. Dial SERVPRO of Eagle Rock and South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. We strive to arrive quickly to get the work started.

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Better Understanding of Mold Remediation In Your Glendale Residence

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Better Understanding of Mold Remediation In Your Glendale Residence Moisture Causes Mold in Glendale Homes--Contact SERVPRO for Remediation and Cleanup

Mold Growth Is a Problem That Needs a Remedy--Call SERVPRO

Realizing that many sources of moisture could adversely affect your Glendale home, action should be taken. Once you start to see how the smallest of things could bring about lasting dampness and a moist atmosphere, it starts to make sense how readily mold growth can occur in your residence. While this might not be something that is uncommon to see, you need to address this problem at its initial discovery.
 
Fighting mold damages in your Glendale residence often get believed to be a problem exclusively for a homeowner to contend with alone. Worse still, some homeowners do not believe that the problem is pressing, leaving the mold colonies to grow and thrive with no remediation efforts whatsoever. While this might be a widespread misconception, mold remediation is something that needs to happen quickly and thoroughly. The best way to accomplish this is through professional restoration services like what our SERVPRO technicians can provide.
 
From the moment that our specialists arrive at your home, we walk through the damaged and affected areas to get a full shape of the issues that we face when remediation begins. Locating the source of the moisture that affects this area are a part of this initial inspection, as repairing this vulnerable area or appliance can prevent moisture from feeding future mold spores to make new colonies.
 
While removal of the colonies plays a critical role in the work that we do for your home, another important component is drying out the area to remove the food source for the mold spores to continue to seat and thrive. This process typically gets accomplished with the use of industrial strength dehumidification equipment, air movers and scrubbers, and negative air pressure to ensure containment.
 
Mold remediation is a positive step that you can take when you find fungal growth in your home. With the potential health effects now getting linked with exposure to active colonies, there is little time to waste to take care of this problem when it is present in your home. Trust in our professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale. You can reach us anytime by calling (818) 244-6005.

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Safety Precautions During Flood Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Home

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Safety Precautions During Flood Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Home Long-term exposure to water can cause structural damage to your home making it unsafe for everyone.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after a Flood

Flooding can occur no matter where you reside. Being prepared ahead of time in Glendale is the best way to prevent flood damage to your home. Floods can happen when the capacity of the existing drainage system is overwhelmed by water runoff. Heavy rains can also enter buildings through windows, doors, or cracks in the foundation. You may not be able to prevent floodwaters from getting into your home entirely, but there are actions you can take to minimize the damage.

Investing in a sump pump, rain gutters and sandbags for your Glendale home are just a few precautions you can use. When the floodwaters still get in, however, you need to have the flood damage handled right away. The longer the water sits, the more damage is done, so reach out to our professional SERVPRO staff. We have the tools and experience to get the water out of your home promptly.

Since floods can cause significant damage to a building, storm-damaged structures can pose hazards. Long-term exposure to water can weaken materials like drywall and flooring, which creates a danger for everyone. We look for structural hazards before we proceed with water mitigation and restoration. We have you and your family stay out of the home until we are sure it is safe. In cases that are extreme, an engineer may need to inspect the building.

If there is any sign of a gas leak, we leave and call the local gas company or fire department right away. If water was able to enter from above, we check for trapped water in the ceiling. Drywall softens when wet, and ceilings could fall onto you or our workers. We drill weep holes to free the water that is trapped in the ceiling.

Particleboard floors which have been exposed to water might not support the weight of people or machines. We examine the subfloor to figure out what it is made of and how stable it is. We also watch out for any exposed nails, broken glass, splinters, or other sharp objects that could be present in the water and the water damaged structure.

Above all else, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale wants to make sure you and our workers are safe as we restore your home in Atwater Village, Highland Park, or Eagle Rock. Give us a call at (818) 244-6005 as soon as floodwaters have invaded your home so we can help you dry out again.

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What You Should Do When Your Eagle Rock Property Sustains Fire Damage

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What You Should Do When Your Eagle Rock Property Sustains Fire Damage Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home.

When Your Property Sustains Fire Damage

Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home. For example, the cleanup process can still be immense even if the physical loss in the wake of a minor kitchen fire is relatively small. A blaze can leave behind greasy soot, char, stains, and odors. When it comes to these types of messes, the truth is that every one of them requires a different solution to correct. There is no one fix-all solution to the damage that is left behind, which can be overwhelming when it comes to the remediation process. Fortunately, professional help is close at hand and equipped with all of the necessary tools to clean up after your small house fire.

Upon receiving your call, our technicians strive to arrive at your Eagle Rock residence to remediate the fire damage as soon as possible. Once there, we can inspect the damage done to your property and take inventory of any of your belongings that may have been lost. Once cataloged, we can begin the remediation process.

There are many ways that SERVPRO can address the messes left behind by fire damage. Our technicians can address soot that has adhered itself to the surfaces of your belongings in three different ways; agitation through mechanical means, lubrication, and chemical solutions. We can address cleaning your walls through wet cleaning or dry sponging.

When it comes to odors, SERVPRO technicians can use air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and ozone machines to neutralize scents depending on the severity of the fire in your home. In most cases, ozone machines do not need to be used unless necessary as they require a vacated home. Most of the time, using a combination of air scrubbers and ventilation box fans can rid your home of the unwanted odors.

When your home sustains fire damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. 24/7, we can take your call and send our technicians to your home to start the remediation as soon as possible.

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Water Damage Professionals Based Out of Glendale

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Professionals Based Out of Glendale Call on the certified professionals at SERVPRO to restore your water damaged home "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Professionals Thoroughly Dry Out Your Home after Water Damage

During any water-related issue that takes place inside your Glendale home, the drying process is vital. Materials could lose structural integrity if they stay saturated for an extended period. Mold growth could also occur if organic materials get left with a high moisture content for more than 48 hours.

However, though essential, the drying stage is not the first step taken during the restoration process. First, SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Glendale stop the problem from its source and make sure the work area is safe for all occupants. Next, we extract any standing water and pull any moisture out of carpet or upholstery.

After our IICRC certified technicians extract as much water as possible, the drying process begins. When completing a structural dry-out, we attempt to create the ideal environment for evaporation and drying. We speed up the natural evaporation process by using air movers to create circular air flow. The air movers accelerate evaporation by replacing moist air coming off of contents into warm, dry air.

If a water-damaged structure has an interior relative humidity of 60% or higher, dehumidifiers often get used in the drying process. Dehumidifiers get implemented to pull water vapor from the air and lower the building's relative humidity. As water coming from saturated materials evaporates into the air, the dehumidifier removes the water from the air until the structure and contents are dry.

Dehumidifiers are rated by how many gallons of water they remove from a given space in 24 hours at a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 60%. As a general rule the higher the temperature and relative humidity in a building are, the more efficiently the dehumidifier works. Often we turn the heat up inside your home when drying so that the air is in between 68 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Refrigerant dehumidifiers are the most common type used and efficiently drop the relative humidity in a structure to 40 gpp. Low-grain refrigerants or LGR's are refrigerant dehumidifiers that drop humidity levels below 40 gpp. Desiccant dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels much lower than refrigerant ones but possibly dry out wood to the point that it cracks.

Depending on the specific drying situation, the best type of dehumidification equipment gets used. For help from the professionals when drying out problems with water inside your home, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005 any time of the day.

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Get Your Basics Right When You Face Mold Damage in Glendale

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get Your Basics Right When You Face Mold Damage in Glendale SERVPRO technicians are highly trained and skilled in mold remediation techniques, call us if when you discover mold in your home.

Call on SERVPRO to Help Remediate Mold Damage

If you fail to act fast and employ the right techniques to deal with mold damage, then any organic materials they come into contact with is likely to decompose. Apart from the possible permanent damage that your property may suffer, decomposition may lead to unpleasant odors and compromise the quality of air in a room. Learning the basics can get you out of trouble by mitigating such disasters when they strike your Glendale home.

We are going to cover some of the primary steps that our SERVPRO technicians perform when attending to mold damage incidents in Glendale. To begin with, if mold spores are allowed to move to uncontaminated places, they are likely to contaminate the clean area. To prevent that, we contain the contaminated areas by introducing negative air pressure in the area. Sealing HVAC vents as well as the installation of plastic sheeting to act as a barrier can also help in curbing the unwanted contamination.

In most cases, discarding porous materials with extensive mold contamination is one of the procedures that our SERVPRO team employs. However, when the surface is hard, we can perform HEPA vacuuming or damp wipe such areas. If the materials are semi-porous, we can choose an abrasive method such as wire brushing or sanding. That means the surface we have to deal with dictates the procedure we use.

After performing the removal, it is time to prevent possible future mold growth by drying the materials to acceptable moisture content levels. Equipment like a moisture meter is helpful when measuring such readings. We can decide to put in place heaters or air movers - since our SERVPRO technicians are already through with the removal and containment processes. Removing contents that have much moisture can also enhance the drying process.

It is common to see our SERVPRO technicians with full body suits, chemical resistant gloves, eye protection, and full-face respirators. It is crucial to wear the right protective gear during the remediation process because mold damage can cause health effects.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a leader in commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. Call us today at (818) 244-6005 if you want us to make it “Like it never even happened."  

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Fire Damage and Smoke Cleanup in Your Glendale Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Smoke Cleanup in Your Glendale Home If an overloaded outlet causes an electrical fire in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

The electronics you use every day in your Glendale home can cause fires. One example is an outlet that is overloaded with power cords. All your appliances also need proper ventilation. If they do not, they can overheat, and in turn, create a house fire. Also, make sure your electronics are not out of date. Antiques are beautiful, but it is not worth burning your home down to use them. Any old electronics should be inspected by a licensed technician to make sure they are still functioning safely and adequately.

As with any other fire, electrical fires of any kind can be very destructive to your home in Glendale. As soon as the fire is out, it is vital to address the fire damage quickly, so your home does not sustain additional damage. The soot and smoke left behind are acidic and continue to harm your structure and belongings. Plus, if water was used to put out the fire, mold growth can begin in a short period. SERVPRO is always standing by to help you in a situation like this.

When dealing with fire damage cleanup, one crucial step for us is cleaning up the soot, and smoke left behind. As burning materials decompose, they release solid particles, aerosols, and gases which become suspended in the air. Oxides of nitrogen are made when organic compounds burn, and sulfur dioxide is made when inorganic compounds burn. Smoke also consists of fine particles of aerosols and matter. Solid particles are of unburned material are usually carbon. Aerosols are very fine liquid or solid particles suspended in the gases. These particles are what makes the smoke visible, and they also absorb odors, making a soot smell. 

SERVPRO staff clean and sanitize your home of the soot and odors along with cleaning up the other fire and structural damage. Soot residues contain different kinds of acids, which can cause discoloration and corrosion if they stay on the materials over time. Therefore, damage continues to be done to your home until the soot is cleaned.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is trained to thoroughly clean and repair your home in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, or Glendale after fire damage has occurred. Reach out to us at (818) 244-6005 as soon as the fire is out so that we can avoid more damage being done to your home by the soot.

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Calling SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage To A Grocery Store In Glendale Helps You Avoid These Issues

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Calling SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage To A Grocery Store In Glendale Helps You Avoid These Issues Water damage, even in limited intensity and scope, can be a significant detriment on your profits and future outlook.

Calling SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage

If left unrepaired, water damage to your grocery store in Glendale could drastically reduce the number of customers coming in and even possibly shutter the store. Water damage, even in limited intensity and scope, can be a significant detriment on your profits and future outlook, and these effects only worsen as time goes on. Calling a company like SERVPRO early on helps to keep your business running optimally and avoid many of these detrimental effects over time.

Worsened Public Perception
One of the most challenging effects of grocery store water damage in Glendale to detect is public reaction. While it may be clear how people perceive more severe disasters such as floods or fires, smaller issues such as leaks and pipe breaks can also negatively impact public perception of your business. If a customer notices a leak coming from a ceiling or wall even once in your store, he or she may be unlikely to return to what is now seen as a run-down establishment that does not care for maintenance. If the leak persists over just a few hours, this negative impression may be left on hundreds of individuals. Call SERVPRO as soon as you identify the problem to keep your store shining in the public eye.

Accruing Costs
While most cases of water damage are relatively easy and inexpensive to clean up and repair early on, they can quickly develop into problematic and costly thorns in your side. Even a small wet spot on a ceiling or wall can develop into a significant mold problem within only a day or two. Be proactive in tackling these issues to prevent them from growing worse.

Partial or Full Closures
While it may be difficult to allow the business to close doors for a short period to allow us to conduct necessary restorations, that period can become far longer if you wait to solve the issue. As the situation grows more complicated and damage sets in, it becomes more difficult for us to reopen doors quickly and minimize your profit loss. To keep doors open and your business alive, do not be afraid to close them first.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides fast, priority care to local retail stores to ensure their survival in the face of a water disaster. Call us at (818) 244-6005.

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Handling Mold Damage to Your Glendale Residence Right Away

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Handling Mold Damage to Your Glendale Residence Right Away Whether you see or smell mold in your home, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly for Mold Remedation to Prevent Secondary Damages

There is a common misconception going around that mold can “run its course” and improve conditions over time. While there are probably some situations in which once you cut off the food source for the mold spores and colonies alike that you may see a reduction in activity, this is hardly something that you want to leave to grow or thrive in your Glendale home. With the often humid and hot conditions relative to the better part of the year, it is a virtual breeding ground for fungal growth and something that you should always be mindful of as a homeowner.
 
When you discover mold damage in your Glendale home, it is best to call professional remediation services to help you correct the problem. The knowledge that mold damage can cause health effects notwithstanding, it is still something that can damage the contents of your home to irreparable levels. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists get specially trained to identify all types of mold and fungal growths, and also get trained in the most efficient means of colony removal for each type.
 
There are specific effects relative to the growth of mold in your home that both aid in helping the colony to thrive and also make it difficult for you to live comfortably in your house. One of these is the moisture in the affected area that allowed the mold to grow (and continue to thrive). While colony removal is taking place, our team is also simultaneously pulling the moisture from the region using dehumidification equipment.
 
The lingering musty odor is something that many homeowners find challenging about the presence of mold in their homes, as it is an invasive smell. Remedying this foul scent is relatively easy with the right tools and equipment, and our SERVPRO remediation professionals put equipment like our dense fog machine to work as part of the restoration process. This odorless chemical compound neutralizes noxious smells, leaving nothing detectable to the nose behind.
 
When you discover mold damage in your home, finding the right remediation services can vastly reduce the time you have to combat this scenario. Trust the experience and professionalism of SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale for all of your restoration needs. You can reach us anytime by calling (818) 244-6005.

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