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Yellowing Ceiling Tiles Could be a Sign of Commercial Water Damage in your Glendale Offices

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Professional Commercial Water Damage Restoration You Can Count On

A building manager is responsible for providing safe, secure, and sanitary conditions for multiple businesses at any one time. These large buildings typically use much power throughout the year, providing air-conditioning and central heating, which networks throughout the building via heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. The constant transference of temperature can lead to condensation or dripping of HVAC ducts, which in turn can present a water emergency. 

Offices with commercial water damage in Glendale can contact us to arrange for a professional restoration. SERVPRO has strong bonds with many commercial clients who require cleaning, restoration, or inspection services. Our approach is transparent and accountable, with a full digital inventory providing a record of all work that we complete. We can pass these inventories on to you, the building manager, or your insurer for accounts and claims. 

Building Materials After Water Damage

Common building materials in office blocks feature synthetic carpets and acoustical ceilings. Acoustical ceilings are porous and can absorb moisture quickly, suffering discoloration as a result. SERVPRO technicians can remove acoustical ceiling tiles to allow air to ventilate above the gridlines. This step is crucial to removing the source of moisture and ensuring that there is not a recurring issue. Acoustical ceiling grids are typically cheaper to replace than they are to dry, so, after careful inspection of damages, SERVPRO technicians can replace ceiling tiles to ensure a preloss restoration. 

Synthetic carpets, like those found commonly in offices, are thin and can be up to 50% weaker when wet. SERVPRO recommends that carpets receive professional cleaning every six to twelve months to remove day to day exposure to dust, grime, and footfall. However, a wet carpet can be effectively dried using light extraction wands, which are less likely to damage the carpet than more substantial extraction tools. We can use these wands to distribute pre-cleaning conditions as well to contain both odor or discoloration. 

If you notice discoloration or yellowing of ceilings in your office, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 now.

How Can I Restore My Glendale Home After A Flood?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water Storms can bring flooding and water damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

Hire SERVPRO Restoration Teams to Clean and Restore Your Glendale Home

Every Glendale home suffers after a disaster of any kind. Flooding, though, continues to cause problems until all of the water and the soaked, damaged property is removed from the home.

All SERVPRO has to do is Pump Out the Water, Right?

No, stopping Glendale flood damage only starts with water removal. SERVPRO technicians use the latest equipment available to rapidly pump out flooding from your home, but that won’t eliminate every threat. Our team members also draw water out of personal and structural property like sofas and wall panels, dispose of items too damaged for restoration, and spray every affected surface with an antibacterial agent to reduce threats and stop mold growth.

How Do You Get Water Out of Walls?

For paneling, technicians use the following devices to remove trapped moisture:

  • Air movers that generate a warm airflow which carefully pushes moisture out into the air without cracking or splitting drywall and other panels.
  • Fans to draw the cool, moisture-filled air away from affected rooms, which speeds up the natural evaporation rate.
  • Dehumidifiers to pull water out of the air, which increases the efficiency of the other devices.

Our restoration teams also use these devices to dry out sofas and other furniture. Team members place each piece on blocks or pallets and use the fans to increase air circulation all around them.

Why Is Flood Water a Risk?

Water that flows in from outside carries soil and other contaminants. SERVPRO technicians spray every surface affected by the flood to neutralize bacteria. This action, along with removing the water, also helps to reduce the possibility of mold growing inside your home, causing another disaster as we eliminate the first one.

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale today at (323) 255-1000 to get started on removing flood water. We are here to help you return your residence into your home once again.

Mold Remediation Companies in Eagle Rock

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo If your property is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Mold Remediation Companies Like SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale Saves Eagle Rock Homes

Many homeowners don't realize that mold can be more menacing than merely an aesthetic problem. Apart from the much-talked-about health effects, mold can also cause structural damage to your home, especially if it is not brought under control. Hiring mold remediation companies like SERVPRO can save your Eagle Rock home from the damaging effects of mold. 

Mold remediation companies in Eagle Rock like SERVPRO can conduct mold inspections, remediations, and cleanup to prevent the problem from getting out of control. If mold is left unmitigated, it can spread easily throughout the building, causing serious damage to the structure itself and the contents. As mold feeds on organic matter, an infestation can start to rot the structural components of the building, such as wood and insulation. Mold spores can also get into the HVAC system and spread all over your home within a matter of days.  

Why Hiring SERVPRO Mold Specialists of Eagle Rock is a good idea? 

Trying to remove mold by yourself can cause more damage than benefits. It pays to hire professional mold specialists from SERVPRO as they can-

  • Discover all the mold in your home: Not all mold in your home is visible; professionals can easily spot it using their experience and equipment. 
  • Prevent mold from spreading: SERVPRO professionals prevent the spread of mold spores by carefully eliminating the affected material and effectively containing the damage using containment barriers. 
  • Identify and eliminate the source of mold problem: High moisture content is the biggest contributing factor for mold growth. SERVPRO techs can address this issue and prevent mold from recurring in the future. 

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for any mold-related queries.  

How Do I Keep My Glendale Dance Studio Open After A Commercial Water Damage?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Dance studio When your business suffers water damage, you want experts on the job! Call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

SERVPRO Will Effectively Remediate Your Business from Water Damage.

Supporting the youth in the Glendale area by helping them engage in activities that develop their bodies and minds in positive directions improves our community in many ways. Your dance studio is one of many facilities that helps our younger generation grow. We know you want to provide your services within a risk-free building where your patrons, regardless of their age, can concentrate on learning.

SERVPRO assists businesses keep their doors open with fewer interruptions after commercial water damage in Glendale takes its toll. Our fast and efficient teams work with you to make this possible, from start to finish. We want you to keep your customers happy. We do this by paying attention to your concerns regarding how the damage affects areas typically in use and then working with you to find workable solutions.

Uncovering the source of the water that caused the damage in the first place helps prevent such situations from becoming ongoing problems for you. We use state-of-the-art moisture detection devices, including infrared technology, to determine these locations. We then discuss the available options with you and help you decide your best course of action to sufficiently prevent the problem again.

Our SERVPRO Team is Trained and Well Equipped for Your Glendale Water Damage

Our crews are skilled in drying out hardwood floors, so they dry without cupping or curling. Heated mats placed on your floors help pull damaging moisture out from within the structures quickly. These mats have extraction tanks to gather this moisture, so it never ends up back in the air again. Fans that force concentrated air onto walls, or within them via flexible tubes, dry these structures out efficiently.

Leaks can cause water damage throughout your business and make these places unsafe. Ceiling tiles or other materials can slowly disintegrate in dressing areas, bathrooms, and offices. This can happen after leaks develop in your roof or a toilet begins leaking or overflows. Above cupboards might also show signs of problems caused by water from faulty exterior siding that permits rainwater to seep inside.

No matter how extensive water damage becomes inside your facility, SERVPRO can handle your restoration needs. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and other specialties. Removing only damaged materials and cleaning other items helps maintain a lower restoration bill for our customers. Cleaning areas of debris once we finish keeps the entire building free of the harmful litter that might get tracked from one location to another.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale helps businesses stay functional with fewer door-closing interruptions when water damage situations arise. Contact us whenever your business needs professional restoration services. Our number is (323) 255-1000, and we answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Fire Damage In Glendale Often Requires Cleaning Appliances

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen after fire You need a team you can trust after a fire strikes in your home. Call SERVPRO right away.

A Kitchen Fire Can Take Over, Let us Help You Get Back to Your Glendale Kitchen.

The majority of fires, even those that start in the Glendale region, are caused due to accidents while cooking. For example, leaving items on the stove unattended is a major cause of residential fire damage in the United States. When items you are cooking get too hot, they can create problems with smoke or cause an inferno to ignite.

If an item you are cooking burns in your kitchen, the smoke alone can cause several major issues. During fire damage losses in Glendale, smoke residue cleanup can be a significant part of the restoration process. Whenever a professional mitigation company such as SERVPRO arrives at your property, we first start assessing the problems that were created near the source. If the blaze was large, we could test your building materials like your cabinets for charring to see if we can refinish and clean them or if they have to be removed and replaced. During minor burns, we test clean affected surfaces to figure out how much soot residue cleanup is required.

What Happens to My Glendale Appliances After Fire Damage? 

During blazes in the kitchen, one item that gets affected by either charring from heat or excessive residues are your appliances. Especially since appliances like your refrigerator and freezer have cooler surfaces, smoke residues can often stick to these items first. Whenever working towards cleaning your kitchen appliances, our SERVPRO technicians use specialized products and techniques to restore these particular contents.

Most appliances are constructed out of hard non-porous materials such as metal, plastic, and glass. Usually, when cleaning these surfaces, we use water-based detergents like a wall and all-surface or a glass cleaner. In cases where soot is thick and has adhered well to the affected surfaces, we can add to the strength of the detergent by adding alkalinity to the cleaning solution. We can accomplish this by adding an industrial cleaner or Fire Star to the wall and all-surface water-based detergent.

In some situations, the electrical components could have also been affected by soot residues. When this occurs, we unplug the device and clean all of the electrical plugs and wires. Before we plug the appliances back in, we get them inspected by a certified appliance technician.

If you ever suffer from even light smoke damage inside your home after something burns, it is wise to call in the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Should Homeowners Look for When Hiring an Eagle Rock Water Removal Company?

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician SERVPRO works to provide fast and efficient water damage clean up and restoration to your Eagle Rock home. Call right away for assistance.

Streamlining Eagle Rock Water Mitigation and Remediation Services Through Restoration and Rebuilding Set SERVPRO Apart

Residential water removal in Eagle Rock can seem straightforward. The surprise incursion from burst pipes leading to a ceiling leak might appear to require only a quick mop up with a shop vac and a trip from a plumber for a new length of the conduit. However, the later development of stained walls or blistered paint is telling you the job is unfinished. Assessment by a trustworthy water restoration company whenever a plumbing rupture occurs can avoid severe secondary damage.

Why Is Evaluation from a Full-Service Water Damage Restoration Company Like SERVPRO Invaluable?

Although SERVPRO’s ability to remove the water swiftly is a given, what Eagle Rock residents should take advantage of is the persistence of our team when:

  • Seeking the true source of the water damage
  • Tracing migration of moisture beyond the cracked pipe or other vulnerability
  • Assessing the extent of primary and potential secondary water damage to building materials and fixtures along the migration route

Will SERVPRO’s Discovery of Previously or Lingering Damage Pressure Eagle Rock Residents Hire a Different Rebuilding Company?

Our owner’s 35 plus year background as a general contractor allows SERVPRO to take a water removal project from start to finish. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews extract water and then clean, dry, and disinfect affected areas in preparation for restoration and reconstruction. We make good on the promise to make it “Like it never even happened.”

The experts at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale offer not only emergency services when you call (323) 366-4507. Water damage requiring repairs, replacement, and rebuilding is a specialty of our licensed build-back division. 

Did You Know That SERVPRO Arrives With Equipment to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Eagle Rock Home?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water restorati0on services by SERVPRO are top-notch. Call now for the help and services needed for your home and property.

Why SERVPRO for Assistance to Cope with Water Damage 

When water spills into a property, it can cause a wide range of damages. Typical damages include stains that can form on carpets or other fabrics, while structural components such as drywall can lose their structural integrity becoming weak and soft. Stains can be caused by debris dissolved in the water or rust from metallic items affected by the water. Our IICRC certified restoration services can help you cope with the damages caused by water damage in your Eagle Rock property.  

Water Clean Up

Extracting the water quickly can help prevent most of the specific aspects of water damage in Eagle Rock. For instance, drywall and other structural components are sturdy enough to withstand exposure to water for some time before severe damages occur. Since our SERVPRO technicians have sophisticated pumps to extract water immediately after we start the restoration process, it is possible to avoid demolition and instead only use drying equipment to save the affected materials. 

When water seeps into wall cavities and reaches the insulation, it can cause the R-value to diminish. On your own, the only way to establish the level of damage in these cavities is to tear down the walls. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrating moisture meters to gauge the level of penetration before tearing everything down. FLIR thermal cameras also help us establish all moisture problem areas, especially if we suspect additional leak sources. 

Water Damage After a Burst Pipe

Sometimes, and especially if the water leak happens when no one is home, it might not be possible to extract the water immediately. In such cases tear down, and removal of affected materials is the best solution to avoid problems such as mold. Our SERVPRO crews cut the drywall and insulation 2 feet above the point where the water reaches, making it easier to remove all affected materials. We also have tools to remove wet carpets because extended exposure to water can cause carpets to delaminate.  

Water damage incidents cannot overwhelm you when you call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale. You can reach us at (323) 255-1000 any time of the day. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Learn About Flood Damage In Glendale For Your Safety

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home SERVPRO is always prepared for any size storm devastation. We are ready to help 24/7 365 days a year. Storm restoration is a job for SERVPRO.

Flood Damage in Your Glendale Home

Floodwaters can come from several sources. The cause of this dangerous condition can be a local stream or river, a broken sewer connection, a dishwasher, or a kitchen faucet that has come loose while you are away from home. No matter what caused your Glendale home flood damage, you should be prepared for it ahead of time. 

The basics of flood damage preparation could be called the ABCs of flood preparedness. It is summed up in the following way: 

A is for Always Stay Prepared

When flood damage in Glendale occurs, it may impact more than just your home, which can be dangerous for several reasons. You may not be able to get out of the house to get to the store. The electricity may be turned off because of the disaster or because the damage to your home is so severe, it had to be shut off. The cause of the flooding could be a weather system that can prevent you from even considering going outside. 

Being prepared means having emergency supplies, including first aid gear and all of the phone numbers you need. This also includes food, plenty of water because all of the water around you could be contaminated. Store dry and canned food above the level that water can rise on the ground floor or upper level of the home. 

B is for Backups

Two of those phone numbers you should have stored away are the insurance company and one for a water damage restoration company. One of the things that can happen when there is a lot of water present is mold damage. It does not take long for the presence of molds to make themselves known. 

It is not uncommon for mold to begin growing within 24 to 48 hours, accelerating reasonably quickly. If the water is coming into your home from a sewer or septic tank backup, the water you have is contaminated with more than just whatever dust and dirt it can pick up on the way inside. The backups that this letter represents means having a backup to all of the efforts you can supply to the task of reclaiming your home from the water and the damage it brings. 

C, of course, is for the Clean Up

Know where the main water shut off is because if the water is coming from somewhere in the house, it may be up to you to get it to shut off. C could also be for Calling a restoration company that can come in and do the essential tasks involved in restoring your home to a clean, safe, and healthy condition. 

The appropriate cleanup entails a complete inspection of all damage, including looking for molds, mildews, and failing building materials because of water absorption or deterioration by mold damage. 

Following the cleanup is the repair work that must occur due to the damage. Also, painting and replacing items that had to be removed and discarded. 

Flood damage is not an event to take lightly, nor is the work involved in making everything right again. If you have experienced water, mold, or other disasters in your Glendale home, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for help with your ABCs.

Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage Restoration

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher in front of fire background Fire and smoke restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. Our techs are trained and experienced in every phase of restoration.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration  

In the event of fire damage in Eagle Rock, problems can arise not only from the fire itself but also from smoke, soot, debris, destroyed objects, and water damage from firefighting efforts. Ultimately, fire damage repair can be a long and challenging process and potentially compromised structural integrity. Because of this, Eagle Rock fire damage restoration is typically best left to local professionals and carefully aligned with insurance policies. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage to your Eagle Rock residence itself can be the most challenging hurdle in many cases. Burned objects, wood, furniture, flooring, or anything else can be challenging to remove without specialized tools. Additionally, it can be tough to tell which objects can be salvaged and which are damaged beyond repair, thanks to commonly heavy amounts of soot and ash. Depending on the intensity of the fire, this may require an entire team of people to clean up. 

Smoke Damage Restoration

In addition to darkening and staining even the hardest to reach corners, smoke can also leave a pervasive smell long after the house is visually clean. This is due to tiny and microscopic particles of smoke, which often work their way into the walls and floors of the house itself. Cleaning up smoke in an Eagle Rock home typically requires special equipment and a lengthy cleaning time. 

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage often surprises homeowners as being an even more significant problem than the fire damage itself. Whether through firefighters' hoses or burst pipes, heavy water damage is relatively common among fire-damaged Eagle Rock homes. Depending on the scale and intensity of the water damage, this may require extensive reconstruction efforts. 

If your Eagle Rock home has experienced fire and smoke damage of any kind, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for additional info or repair services. 

Are Commercial Mold Removal Companies Available for Offices in Eagle Rock?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

moldy ceiling tiles and wall When mold rear it's ugly. head, call SERVPRO for the mold remediation services needed. Call now!

Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Can Address Infestation at your Eagle Rock Business

Most offices are installed with acoustic ceiling tiles, which are generally cheap to replace and provide an extra layer of insulation between ceiling cavities and workspaces. Sometimes, ceiling tiles can discolor or show signs of dampness, leading to unpleasant mold growth. SERVPRO is an expert commercial restoration service for:

  • Mold removal
  • Mold inspection
  • Mold specialists

Relying on mold removal companies for your Eagle Rock business can save you money in the long term and protect your staff or customers. The root causes of infestation on ceiling tiles usually occur due to ceiling leaks, malfunctioning heating ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) system, or condensation issues. Our technicians can assess where the problem lies in your business and carry out the necessary steps to prevent it from recurring. 

  • HVAC systems can commonly be improperly insulated. Our team can carry out a professional inspection and duct cleaning service for your business. 
  • Acoustical tiles infested with mold can be double-sealed and removed from the business to prevent further spreading. 
  • Our contamination rooms prevent spores from spreading onto carpets or walls during the removal process and ensures that a mold issue is adequately contained. 

If you notice ceiling tile discoloration or odor in your office, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale, quoting commercial mold removal at (323) 255-1000.