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Remediating Flood Damage in Glendale

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Flood Damage in Glendale Don't deal with flood damage alone. Contact SERVPRO for a quick reply and remediation.

Team SERVPRO Dries Out Your Flood Damage Carefully to Prevent Any Secondary Damages From the Event

Glendale is one of the preferred areas to live in around this part of California. The community is well-planned, friendly, and enjoys the best weather on the west coast; usually. This year saw the end of the drought, but the same rains brought problems for many homeowners.
 
Glendale flood damage is usually concentrated on the ground, specifically carpets and wood flooring. There is often some damage to the bottom level of drywall as well. If not dealt with quickly, a SERVPRO remediation team can spend more time and effort in demolition than in restoring your home to its pre-flood condition.
 
Since most of the water drains quickly after the rain stops, our technicians do not need a large pump but go directly to water extraction wands. These commercial devices look like a large water-vac, but we can determine the rate of suction to draw out water from wood floors without damaging the surface or pulling up the nape of the carpeting.
 
The real work needed to prevent permanent damage to either is careful drying. After we remove the water, one of our inspectors checks surfaces by feel for moisture and also uses moisture content meters to check for water trapped under carpets and floors. If we find excess, our action for carpets is to carefully lift entry and exit points in the room or hallway.
 
If there is no carpet pad underneath, SERVPRO technicians place one or more air movers at the entry point to force warm, dry air over and underneath the carpet. At the exit point, we place exhaust fans to draw out the cold, damp air trapped under the carpet. If there is a pad, we lift and roll the carpet out of the way to dispose of it. Replacing a pad is always cheaper than spending time and resources attempting to dry it.
 
We use the same air movers to dry wood floors and any affected drywall. Technicians can adjust the speed and temperature of the air movers to force slightly warm air across a surface or blow hotter air faster several inches above it. We can also direct the devices to force air up walls to dry them. In each affected room, we also set up an exhaust fan to draw out the damp air and improve air circulation. Both actions result in faster drying without causing any secondary damage.
 
If you are still dealing with the results of the last flood, contact our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale offices today. Call (818) 244-6005 to schedule an inspection. We are here for you.

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Unique Artwork Requires Specialized Fire Damage Restoration in Glendale

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Unique Artwork Requires Specialized Fire Damage Restoration in Glendale Neon light installations can be difficult to clean after a fire. Contact SERVPRO immediately to achieve best remediation results for your gallery.

Our Certified Technicians Remediate Many Types of Items After a Fire at Your Gallery

Museums and galleries contain items that cannot be replaced or replicated. When fire strikes in Glendale, restoration is the goal in many commercial situations, but artistic installations are in a class of their own. Highly-qualified restoration technicians pursue advanced training in smoke and soot mitigation to return works of art to their previous glory.
 
Southern California is no stranger to the captivating glow of light as art, and our area features neon offering vulnerable to commercial fire damage in a Glendale eclectic museum and gallery. A fire may result from the lighting of a poorly maintained neon sign, not appropriately rated or conforming to listing and labeling criteria. Alternatively, a fire may ignite due to other causes in the museum. Either way, the sparking may smolder, coating the vivid neon installations with a thick and difficult to remove residue that is highly corrosive. Our technicians are familiar with methods that can remove even tough and lacquer-like coatings that otherwise ruin glass like that containing the inert gases comprising neon art and signs.
 
The most critical thing to keep in mind when arranging for a response to fire damage of keepsakes, antiques, and artwork is soot and smoke begin to damage almost all materials immediately. Delaying a response almost ensures permanent harm of objects exposed to the acidic ashes and smoke. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification is the fire damage recovery industry’s standard-setting organization on an international level. SERVPRO soot and smoke abatement experts train to these standards, receiving certification only when they demonstrate mastery through testing and monitoring.
 
Cleaning soot and smoke from one of a kind glass and gas artwork require a finely tuned understanding of the types of cleaning solutions and solvents available and singular techniques that restore the delicate surfaces without disturbing the seal. Depend on SERVPRO to use all the resources at its disposal to ensure that the recovery is complete and does not damage the effect intended by the neon artist.
 
A museum must remain inviting to patrons, so the final task SERVPRO technicians address is any lingering odors. Smoldering fire creates an oppressive smell. Our deodorization specialists remove charred materials that emit odor molecules and then move on to sealing areas and items that cannot be cleaned further. The ultimate answer may be thermal fogging, which recreates the heat and combustion of the fire, or hydroxyl generators. Both of these methods produce tiny odor seeking particles that neutralize the equally minuscule odor-bearing bits that cause continuous smoky smells. The byproducts of these methods change the chemical composition of the odiferous materials, rendering them inert and inoffensive.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is up to the challenge of restoring fire damaging any property’s structure or contents. Call (818) 244-6005 to arrange for our skills, equipment, and dedicated workforce to return your commercial enterprise to preloss condition.

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Flood Damage Restoration Services That Glendale Residents Can Trust

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Services That Glendale Residents Can Trust If you have experienced the aftermath of a flood damage incident, then you know the expensive and devastating damage your property gets.

Flood Damage Restoration Services

If you have experienced the aftermath of a flood damage incident, then you know the expensive and devastating damage your commercial property or home gets. If you are a resident of Glendale, there is more reason to be familiar with the many proven methods that can help you ward off the adverse effects associated with too much water.

It is worth noting that this is the time when you need flood damage restoration services to address every concern professionally. When in Glendale, such professional services can be offered by a company like SERVPRO. The work of trained restorers is made simple by using monitoring and detection devices. We are going to let you know how some of these tools work towards solving the problem.

When water damage technicians want to find out the far water has moved, they use a moisture sensor. It is a tool that detects the presence of moisture in materials. Once they identify moisture, the work of drying the structure to its earlier state begins. Since we now know that your property has moisture, another tool to detect the amount of moisture has to be used.

To determine the actual moisture content of a material, SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters. With that, it is possible to find out whether a structure is dry or not. We have two types of moisture meters, namely: penetrating meters and non-penetrating meters. There are probes in penetrating meters that enable the device to test whether there is moisture content within wood flooring and wall cavities. On the other hand, the non-penetrating types have sensors that do the job.

Our SERVPRO technicians also use a thermo-hygrometer to measure specific humidity. It is a device that measures both relative humidity and temperature. Before taking a reading when using a thermo-hygrometer, the tool is left to adapt to the surrounding air conditions. In a nutshell, all these tools are used to locate the damaged areas, before the actual restoration work can begin.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a proven leader in the restoration industry. Call us at (818) 244-6005 and learn the different options.

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Glendale Bulk Grocery Store Deals With Appliance-Based Water Damage

11/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Glendale Bulk Grocery Store Deals With Appliance-Based Water Damage If your freezer ever fails and allows the contents to melt, the expert water damage technicians at SERVPRO are only one quick phone call away.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly and Bring Water Removal Equipment to Begin Drying Out Your Property Right Away

Whether a high-end specialty food store or your everyday grocery, the spots where you shop for the ingredients for your daily menus are always at risk for water damage. The many coolers, freezers, water and ice tanks, food prep areas, and even restrooms all have the potential to cause devastating water losses that you may need a professional restoration company to abate.
 
Your bulk grocery shoppers suffer if commercial water damage in Glendale causes even a brief closure. Perhaps the live fish tank breaks and sends contaminated water across the floor. Prep chefs in your deli may fail to turn off a faucet and a sink overflows and floods. A freezer malfunctions and an entire truckload of ice melts, damaging other food in the freezer and leaking out into the main customer areas. Once the source of the damage is eliminated, we move on to water removal and damage control.
 
We arrive with truck-mounted pumps and extractors to make short work of removing standing water. SERVPRO project managers create a personalized plan to restore damage linked to the water event. If flooring is dislodged or waterlogged, we restore the integrity of the surface with a thorough cleaning and the positioning of air movers and dehumidifiers. Tile or vinyl floor usually restore reasonably easily, but if there are areas with hardwood or laminate flooring, or carpeting, our technicians use techniques learned during IICRC training to restore the spaces.
 
Carpeting is dried in place with SERVPRO crew members employing our powerful wet vacuums and weighted wands that express as much moisture as possible, finishing with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Hardwood and laminate flooring is treated with drying mats, pulling moisture from both the top and subfloor layers. If water is trapped beneath we may remove and prop up planks, or drill holes or remove sealants to improve evaporation and movement of water vapor out of the floors.
 
If a freezer or tank is involved, we evaluate it, sometimes with the assistance of other contractors, for its suitability to be placed back online. We examine for mold growth and clean up and dispose of spoiled products. At all times SERVPRO is careful to avoid the risk of electrical shock and other hazards while attending to the water damage.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can get your food store back in business quickly after a water loss. Call us at (818) 244-6005 immediately, as water damage remediation cannot wait.

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Dealing with Mold Damage in Glendale

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dealing with Mold Damage in Glendale SERVPRO Mold Remediation Methodology in Glendale Works

Many Factors Dictate the Direction of Mold Remediation

Since there is little seasonal change around Glendale, many residents and homeowners forget about routine maintenance. Some mistakenly believe that with no significant drop in temperature and the damp that goes with it, their house is safer from mold than in other parts of the country. That belief is just not accurate.
 
Glendale mold damage can happen as quickly here as in a dank basement in the mid-west. Mold spores grow and thrive in temperatures as warm as 85 degrees. Some species live at even higher temperatures. To stop active mold growth and prevent future expansion from starting, SERVPRO has developed a process that finds the source of the mold, isolates it, kills active spores and then removes the rest.
 
First, is sealing off the mold infested area. Our response team blocks hallway openings, doors, and windows using plastic sheeting to isolate the mold and prevent it from contaminated more of the home. Team members also seal the HVAC vents to prevent mold from getting into the ductwork. If we found mold already in the ducts, we seal off all vents in the house to prevent mold spreading to other rooms.
 
Second, we wipe down surfaces to begin cleaning mold off the personal and structural property. For nonporous surfaces like glass and metal, we use either a dry or wet cloth depending on how thick the mold is on a glass table or refrigerator for example. If the surface is porous, like a carpet or sheetrock panel, then we usually recommend disposal and replacement as that usually is more cost-effective than cleaning. After finishing, SERVPRO technicians may use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter attached. These filters are designed to trap even a single mold spore.
 
After cleaning, we wait for the dust to settle. Our actions disturb mold, so some of it temporarily escapes to the air. When enough time has passed, we wipe down each surface again and repeat the process until we are satisfied your home is clean.
 
Finally, we bring down the air moisture content of your home, also called humidity, to lower the risk of mold returning after we leave. Technicians set up space heaters to carefully warm the air while installing dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the surrounding air and property.
 
Remediating mold damage is not a short or easy process. With SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale on your side, it gets done correctly to put you back into your home as quickly and safely as possible. Call us today at (818) 244-6005 for more information or to schedule a preliminary inspection.

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Equipment And Inventory Concerns After Glendale Commercial Water Damage

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Equipment And Inventory Concerns After Glendale Commercial Water Damage We store supplies, and your paperwork either in a dry area of your building or offsite if water damage is pervasive.

Water Damaged Equipment And Inventory

Some Glendale businesses survive water damage with only minor issues. Other damages risk the ruining of specialized machinery and extensive stores of raw materials and finished products. Finding a restoration company that is willing to learn about the challenges your industry faces from water damage is the key to recovery.

Your family business boasts several generations of satisfied customers, and you now need help to keep water damage from destroying this history and disappointing clients. A water main burst and gallons of water threaten to ruin your machines and your extensive inventory. Our fast-acting team of water damage experts commits to walking you through every step of the process from waterlogged to dry and restored for both the structure and contents of your shop.

SERVPRO crews arrive to assess the situation and plan for the recovery as soon as possible. We outfit our vehicles with truck-mounted pumps and water extractors, allowing our technicians to begin water removal immediately, even if the power is off. Your equipment poses a risk of electric shock until the area dries, so our ability to evacuate the water without using your power sources is crucial.

Advanced training in material management supports the ability of our crews to pack out your inventory quickly and with an accurate listing that identifies what we moved. We store supplies, and your paperwork either in a dry area of your building or offsite if water damage is pervasive. Throughout the process, we maintain an evidence chain so you can reconstruct customer orders and provide documentation for your insurance company. Our training in drying technologies helps us advise which materials respond to drying and what items may need to be discarded.

Electronic and other equipment needs expert evaluation before it can be cleared for future operation. SERVPRO works with professionals who are trained to determine whether and how water damaged equipment specific to your industry can be dried successfully. We then take all steps necessary to reach that result.

While decisions are reached on your inventory and equipment, other members of the SERVPRO team work to dry out the structure of your business. Air movers and dehumidifiers achieve the drying goals after the standing water is removed, with constant moisture monitoring guiding the duration.

The technicians from SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale work persistently to restore your business after unexpected water damage. Call us at (818) 244-6005 to get our team in place and on task.

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Storm Water Removal in Highland Park

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Water Removal in Highland Park Waterlogged Rooms in Highland Park Need Rapid Water Removal to Mitigate Damages

SERVPRO Provides Experienced Technicians and Equipment for Successful Flood Water Extraction

It has been a year of recovery from the statewide drought, not just the Highland Park area. We expect the same type of storms we had this Spring even stronger in the Fall and coming Winter.

If you are not familiar with the water removal process in Highland Park, it starts with hiring the right restoration service. SERVPRO has decades of experience in California and enjoys access to a nation-wide network of equipment and the latest training in removal, repair and restoration techniques.
 
Our response teams start with an inspection to determine the character of the water and if the home’s electricity is operational. Most stormwater is relatively clean if it is runoff from the roof that entered the property and does not present a health risk though it may require additional cleaning equipment and chemicals. If flooding compromised the electrical system, we bring in a generator from our equipment inventory to provide continuous power support.
 
Now that we know more about the problem, our SERVPRO  technicians set-up equipment to start removing standing water. For levels about two inches and higher, we start with portable pumps. These machines can clear the average sized, three-bedroom home in less than a day. For larger homes, we may use multiple pumps to speed up the process.
 
After we have extracted the bulk of the standing water, SERVPRO IICRC certified response teams may switch to "Rovers" rideable extractors or water extraction wands with wet vacs. These smaller devices are designed to lift water trapped in carpets and between wood floorboards. Our personnel is extensively trained on the extraction wands to prevent causing secondary damage to the floors and carpets.
 
As we start with the carpets, other team members examine the walls that were partially under water. If they suspect there is water trapped behind the walls, technicians remove the floor trim and drill a set of holes into the wall to allow it to drain. Once the water is gone, we can insert tubing that appears like octopus tentacles as we circulate warm air to hasten the evaporation. We patch the holes and reattach the floor trim after moisture sensors indicate that normal levels have been achieved.
 
If the drywall has absorbed a significant amount of water, we use two methods to remove it. The first is to set up air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surface to slowly dry it. The other option is to set-up dehumidifiers next to the affected panels to draw out moisture from the drywall and the air surrounding them. In many cases, we use both methods to hurry the process. There are circumstances when the building materials are non-salvageable and must be discarded, initiating a replacement rather than a restoration process.
 
We are proud, at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale, to support our neighbors and community recover their homes from disaster. Flooding is a very stressful and trying experience, but we are here to make you feel "Like it never even happened." For more information, call us today at (818) 244-6005.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock

9/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock Fires can be devastating. After ensuring your safety and the safety of your family, contact SERVPRO to inspect the property right away.

Comprehensive Remediation Efforts Take Experience and Training

Homeowners often are reluctant to leave their homes when local wildfires threaten residential enclaves like Eagle Rock. If evacuation looms, know that professional help is available round the clock from our seasoned fire damage restoration crews. Modern fire recovery practices transform sooty and odoriferous homes back to preloss condition successfully and quickly.
 
The hot, dry summer encourages fire damage too near the Eagle Rock neighborhood for comfort. The vibrant mix of businesses and homes is irreplaceable, but safety must come first. Fortunately, our local restoration company has all the tools, training, and strategy necessary to transform your home to “Like it never even happened” condition if charring, smoke, and soot take their toll.
 
Let the local firefighters do their jobs while you and your family retreat to safer spaces. Then partner with SERVPRO to sort through the aftermath of the blaze. Fire damage restoration is at the heart of what we do, using tactics developed in conjunction with our training resource -- the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, and Certification.
 
Expect SERVPRO to complete a thorough assessment of the condition of your home. The safety of the restoration crews and your family are paramount, so electrical hazards, slip and fall issues, and any instability to the floors or structure inform the development of the recovery plan. Fire damage restoration often starts with water damage abatement. Water is as or more destructive than the flames, and a failure to attend to water removal, drying, and specialized services like electronic or document drying must happen fast or the harm increases. Mold growth is a real concern, especially if water is allowed to remain for more than 48 hours.
 
Once our SERVPRO team completes water remediation, we move on to cleaning and restoring damage done by flames, soot, and smoke. Fire residues are corrosive, etching metals and glass, discoloring fabrics and plastics, and destroying the finishes on wood and laminates. The longer the soot coats and infiltrates surfaces and objects, the more likely deterioration entrenches and odors persist. Light ash and soot vacuums and dry sponges successfully. Stickier residues require spray and wipe techniques, and sometimes solvents. Superficial charring and severe soot coverings may need an abrasive cleanser and a textured sponge or scraper.
 
SERVPRO’s focus is restoration, and our technicians master methods that return the beauty of your home without the expense, mess, and disruption of demolition and repair. We also achieve odor elimination using progressively more technologically advanced methods.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale offers fire damage restoration based on proven procedures and the industry’s best practices. Call (818) 244-6005 for our support and a recovery plan that covers all the issues.

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Use Water Removal Strategies to Save Your Glendale Home from an Overflown Tub

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Use Water Removal Strategies to Save Your Glendale Home from an Overflown Tub Leaving the water running in your tub is a very common accident that can happen to any busy person. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians are Available Around the Clock to Dry Out Your Property Because Accidents Happen

Sometimes, bad days start out as a rushed morning from oversleeping and then grow progressively worse. Finding yourself pressed for time in the morning can make you skip certain steps to get out the door of your Glendale home on time. Skipping the kids' bath after turning on the faucet can lead to water pouring over the side of your tub - water that flows all day long.
 
Whenever water-related emergencies arise and threaten a home, correct water removal methods in Glendale help set the stage for the additional steps needed to dry out the residence. While carrying out the steps follows a certain pattern, rushing through to save time can become detrimental later on. Each step has its own equipment, making teamwork easy and highly streamlined.
 
Saving time by adhering to the steps outlined as we earned our IICRC certificates in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) decreases the amount of time water remains present and able to damage your home's interior. By speeding up the process as much as we feasibly can, SERPVPRO can also decrease the time your family might need substitute shelter with friends or family members. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” so your family can get back to normal activities and routines.
 
The steps used begin with eliminating standing water and then progress toward extraction and elimination of the humidity in the air within your home. Applying low, steady heat to flat surfaces such as walls and floors, the evaporation rate is accelerated. We measure the moisture levels within the ceiling in homes when the tub's location is on the second floor. We use dehumidifiers until the moisture level returns to normal. Drying carpets according to the best methods for their design and manufacture helps raise our success rate. Padding is salvaged when possible, with more recent installation meaning a higher success rate. Older padding, however, generally disintegrates when saturated.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can assist with any size water removal task. Our equipment's design and technology help us provide our customers with fast work conducted by professional employees. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 for water emergencies whenever they happen in your home.

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How Glendale Mold Damage Spreads So Quickly and Effectively

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Glendale Mold Damage Spreads So Quickly and Effectively Mold can spread quickly in your home, call SERVPRO to remediate and prevent any further mold growth.

Mold can spread easily when left untreated in your home

Mold damage in Glendale is incredibly difficult to treat and remove once it has taken root in a home. Resistant to heat, cold, chemicals, light, darkness, and physical abrasion, mold is near impossible to deal with without specially-designed tools and equipment like those used by SERVPRO. So, why is mold so difficult to work with? The answer starts in its biology: mold is adapted specifically to be as hardy as possible, not relinquishing its grasp on a surface until the bitter end.

All colonies, even those causing the most extensive mold damage in Glendale, start from tiny, microscopic spores. Whether it is one spore or a handful, it does not often take much for a full-force infestation to spring up. These spores mature quickly, and once they have reached maturity, they produce thousands more of their kind. These children, equally tiny and hardy as their parent organism, then mostly spread around the immediate area, taking root and growing hundreds to thousands of children of their own. In this way, mold reproduces at an extraordinary exponential rate, quickly consuming the entire surface surrounding the origin of growth.

However, if this was the only way mold could spread, the fungus would not be nearly as ubiquitous as it is in modern America. The organisms also respond to physical stimuli: should an animal or object brush against the mold, millions of spores are liable to brush off and get carried to an entirely new location. SERVPRO technicians take great care to ensure this happens as little as possible, with regular self-sanitization processes and changes of clothing. Mold can also spread due to HVAC systems, as air is circulated at a rate fast enough to pick up spores and swirl them about the home, infecting multiple rooms at a time. Keeping mold under control is almost impossible for the unprepared, but luckily, we equip our technicians with a thorough retinue of instruments and equipment for keeping mold contained.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has helped local homeowners to overcome mold damage for years, with as little time taken and money spent as possible. Give us a call at (818) 244-6005.  

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