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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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Water Damage Often Causes Odor Problems in Glendale Properties

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Often Causes Odor Problems in Glendale Properties Water damage can leave an unpleasant odor in your home long after the damage has been mitigated. Contact SERVPRO right away for odor elimination.

SERVPRO Enlists an Entire Group of Technicians Who Deal Primarily with Odor Elimination After Water Damage


After water enters into areas of your Glendale area home where it can cause problems, they might seem to grow in magnitude. This happens because water can create soft spots in flooring and other materials that take time to become noticeable. Affected drywall, stucco, and other wall types can also crumble, become stained, warp and bubble, lose their paint in flakes that show up on floors, and exhibit bubbled wallpaper coverings. Other problems are not seen but noticed in other ways.

If your home has had problems with water damage in Glendale, you might experience ongoing odor problems. Even after extraction of the water and the drying out of your home and furnishings occurred, odors can persist. Your home's interior might seem picture-perfect, but lingering odors can cause you to realize that a problem still plagues your home. The longer water sat inside your home, the more persistent these odors can seem to you.
 
Deodorization by SERVPRO technicians can help complete the restoration process by removing the odors caused by the extended presence of water. Even after the physical removal of microorganisms and other odor-causing substances takes place, odor often remains a problem. We use different methods to ensure our customers' satisfaction with the results. It is important to us that you find your home's restoration work acceptable.
 
SERVPRO's Odor Control Technician (OCT) solves problem odors left behind by water damage through different methods. Sometimes, odors develop during the long curing process of new adhesives used in the restoration process. Depending on the source of the odor, or sources when more than one causes problems for your family, our OCT's methods could include different techniques, or combinations, to clear the air in your home of offensive odors.
 
When adhesives such as those used in carpeting or other components of your home cause problems, injecting the carpet's pad with odor-killing agents can help immensely. When adhesives that bonded plastic components to the framework of your home, placing deodorizing gel packs may work – when these cannot fit, injecting similar agents into the cracks often resolves the problem.
 
However, not all odors come from discoverable sources, or we find them too widespread to utilize a solution that relies on a topical approach. When this situation occurs, we use machines that generate hydroxyl gas to eliminate these odors no matter their location. Hydroxyl molecules bond with odor-causing ones and makes a larger, heavier molecule. Because it now weighs more, becoming airborne and causing odors can no longer happen.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale wants to ensure that your home's restoration after water damage is complete, including the elimination of bothersome odors that persist. Call us at (818) 244-6005 to stop experiencing these problems.

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Professionals Trained To Treat Mold Damage In Your Glendale Area Home

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professionals Trained To Treat Mold Damage In Your Glendale Area Home When a mold infestation attacks your home, call our SERVPRO team for help.

Find out How SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage in Your Glendale Home

After having water problems in your Glendale home, mold can become a very severe problem. Whether you believe the mold itself is particularly dangerous or not, it is always safer to have mold contamination treated by a professional mold remediation company. Homeowners that try to treat contaminated areas can lead to additional problems, more damage, and a larger area to contend with later.

All that mold needs to survive is oxygen, a food source, and moisture. Since many materials used to build your home contain organic materials and oxygen exists almost everywhere, the final ingredient in most cases is water. Ignoring mold damage that develops in your Glendale home can wreak havoc on your living environment, cause safety problems, and even affect property values.

Mold tends to hide in your walls, ceiling, attic, and basement as well as other hard to reach areas that provide it with the perfect living environment to thrive. Contacting professional mold remediation and mitigation technicians, like those offered at SERVPRO, gives you an opportunity to get ahead of the problem and find a reliable solution.

SERVPRO provides you with highly-trained IICRC certified restoration specialists who specialize in mold remediation. Our local team responds to your call for assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting with locating moisture problems in your home and cutting them off at the source. The use of hygrometers, infrared moisture detectors, and other advanced equipment gives us an advantage when approaching mold issues found in your home.

SERVPRO technicians understand how to locate possible mold-prone areas such as closets with high humidity, improperly vented restrooms, laundry rooms, and cooking areas. Our entire restoration team works hard to provide you with solutions specific to your circumstances and helps you regain control of your living environment as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has a detail-oriented mold remediation team experienced in resolving mold problems found on your property. We can fully assess mold damage, provide you with containment, cleaning, and restoration services that you can count on to regain control of your home’s living environment fast, call today. (818) 214-7516

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Commercial Water Damage Experts In Glendale Discuss Move Out Reasons

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Experts In Glendale Discuss Move Out Reasons Don't Let Your Glendale Gift Shop Get Wrapped Up in Water Damage--Call SERVPRO to Keep Your Doors Open

SERVPRO Provides Required Services to Mitigate Water Damage in Commercial Settings

Sometimes a water leak inside your Glendale gift shop can be devastating. Especially if your business is located on the lower level of a multi-level building, water can saturate many items and materials inside your store. If a pipe breaks on a floor above your business, then water can pour in through the ceiling.
 
Water entering your shop from the ceiling can cause safety hazards such as falling down ceiling tiles or drywall. Before any work on commercial water damage in Glendale takes place, our SERVPRO technicians secure the area. Any potentials hazards are removed so that the area is safe for all occupants.
 
Water entering your gift shop from the ceiling can cause much damage if it pours down for a long time. Many items can get water damaged and need special attention. It is also possible that many of your products get wet and need to be dried out and possibly deodorized and disinfected.
 
In cases where water problems are severe, our SERVPRO technicians can move items out of your store to be dried in a different location. Sometimes if the building was affected by large amounts of moisture moving out items can speed up the drying process. Porous materials can hold moisture that keeps humidity levels up slowing down drying. When contents are moved out of the building, the drying equipment can dry out building materials at a faster rate.
 
The products then dry out faster when they are brought to a controlled environment. First, our SERVPRO restoration team takes inventory of all items that get moved out of your store. We then pack up all of your affected products and put them in labeled boxes before they get moved to an off-site location.
 
Then the items get unpacked at the drying location, typically our facility, and a checklist is kept to track the step each item has gone through. When drying out contents, all items get spread out on tables, and drying equipment gets set up in a controlled room. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the evaporation process and reduce moisture levels of your products quickly.
 
If foul odors exist inside your affected gift shop products, then deodorization can occur at the same off-site location. To deodorize contents, we can set up an ozone generator inside a sealed room that gives of O3 molecules that oxides malodor particles neutralizing them. Usually, hand-held sprayers suffice in masking or neutralizing unwanted odors. If you need help drying out wet products in your gift shop, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005 24/7.

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How Light Rain Leads to Flood Damage in Glendale

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Light Rain Leads to Flood Damage in Glendale Stormwater Damage in Glendale Often Results from Runoff

Various Factors in Glendale Can Lead to Flooding after a Storm—SERVPRO Has the Solutions

Contrary to popular belief, colossal rainfall does not need to occur for homes in Glendale to face the prospect of flood damage. Rain in any amount can lead to flooding as soil saturation, sewer overflow, terrain abnormalities, and other factors allow a relatively small amount of water to snowball into a much bigger problem. SERVPRO prepares after every major storm to respond to widespread flooding in the area, but we also maintain readiness year-round to make sure we can help whenever and wherever disasters happen in the local area.

Soil Saturation
A major contributing factor to many cases of flood damage in Glendale is the amount of water in the soil before rainfall. While water use restrictions have helped to reduce average soil saturation in recent years, the area can remain wet for extended periods of time for a variety of reasons. In some situations, even a relatively mild bout of rain may not be able to find any space in the soil and can directly convert to a flowing sheet of floodwater. Water percolation to eventually reach the aquifer may be too slow to avoid flooding.

Road and Drainage System Damage
Drainage systems along roadways are essential in cities worldwide because all types of pavement can absorb little to no water before developing flood-like conditions. When roadways become damaged or undergo heavy maintenance, their drainage systems may sometimes be temporarily compromised, creating isolated problems when the weather turns out unfavorable. These cases are rare but can happen almost anywhere along a paved street.

Open Windows and Doors
Leaving a window open during a storm can subject the immediate room or area to enough water to soak materials and cause long-term damage without proper attention. In these situations, SERVPRO technicians make sure not to over-extend their operations and keep a low profile to prevent a relatively minor flood incident from becoming a major inconvenience.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides flood damage mitigation and restoration services for affected homes in the area. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

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Water Extraction and Drying are Important to Water Damage Restoration

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Extraction and Drying are Important to Water Damage Restoration Small leaks under the sink can suddenly gush water and leave your home facing water damage. Call the technicians at SERVPRO right away.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Property After a Water Damage Emergency 

The pipe under the sink in your downstairs Glendale bathroom broke. Water ran from the bathroom and wet the carpeting in the adjoining bedroom. The carpeting is moist, which can pose a massive problem if you are slow to act. To avoid further problems such as mold growth, call in the professionals right away. Responding quick can help reduce water damage issues in your home. During the inspection, the technician can use a moisture sensor to detect if the padding is wet. The sharp probes penetrate the surface of the carpet. When moisture is present, the sensor beeps and a light flashes. Moisture sensors are ideal for helping prevent mold issues.  
 
IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use water damage removal extractors in Glendale in many cases like this to remove as much water as possible from wet carpeting. The three extractors we use to remove water from structures are heater, pump, and vacuum. During this type of water damage mitigation, technicians can use the vacuum extractor. Extractors are either truck mounted or portable. Both work the same and efficiently remove water from wet carpeting. Our trained technicians examine the affected area to determine what equipment is best to use in various situations. When there is a water breach such as a pipe burst, extracting water is essential to restoring the home.
 
In accord with water removal, drying is also a vital step in water damage restoration. Thorough extraction helps reduce drying time, which is why it may take several passes before the carpet is ready for the drying aspect. Without proper drying, within two days, mold starts to grow. SERVPRO stresses the importance of air movement in water damage restoration. Though air movers can be disruptive due to their loudness, homeowners must leave them on during the drying phase to ensure the measured level of dryness set by the technicians. Air movers restore carpeting by quickly evaporating moisture and by generating a steady and circular flow of air into the home environment. The air mover dries moisture in the air and helps accelerate the drying process.  
 
Extra drying may be needed. Due to significant soaking, delamination may occur. Typically, glue separates from the backing when overly wet. When this happens, technicians use a technique called “floating.” During this process, carpeting is slightly pulled up from the tack strips along the wall to allow air movers to blow warm air directly under the carpet. The carpeting may “float” to some degree. “Floating” helps increase evaporation and helps lessen drying time. Fast drying can prevent delamination.  
   
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale uses professional extraction and drying equipment. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 for any size water emergency.

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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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