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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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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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