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Don't Let Water Damage in Your Glendale Home Slow Your Life Down

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Let Water Damage in Your Glendale Home Slow Your Life Down Water gets in the worst possible places during an emergency. Call SERVPRO for all your water damage restoration needs.

Emergency Clean Water Removal Services for your Glendale Property

Clean water emergencies are when excessive quantities of water are in the home, but the water itself is not contaminated. Usually, an emergency like this is the result of a broken or burst pipe in your interior plumbing. It can even be caused by something as simple as a broken faucet which has flooded a specific area of the home. Nevertheless, you should seek professional help to ensure the migration of water has not entered wall cavities or saturated subfloors.

A good service for water removal in Glendale is one that can respond quickly in an emergency. The sooner you bring in professional help, the sooner they can take actions to prevent permanent damages. Using portable water extraction equipment, SERVPRO technicians can dry significant amounts of water without harming your fittings or carpets.

Moisture quickly migrates, moving from wet to dry. Carpets, which are composed of porous materials, can let water seep beneath your subfloor and increase the risk of secondary damages like mold growth. SERVPRO can remove your carpets without damaging them to inspect and remediate the subfloor.

The process of remediating the subfloor is essential to ensuring permanent damages are kept to a minimum. We do this by first removing and disposing of your subfloor mat. Attaching a squeegee to a water extractor and drying any moisture from beneath can prevent water stagnating over time or worse mold growth.

Even in clean water emergencies, unpleasant odors can occur. These odors are often the result of loosening debris, dust or mold that occurs during the standard cleaning procedure. Often, odors disappear once the affected area returns to its preloss conditions. Sometimes they remain. SERVPRO has IICRC certificate holders in odor control and can use thermal foggers to vaporize odor neutralizing solvents. In enclosed spaces, we can lay pellets to mask or eliminate unpleasant smells.

Clean water emergencies can happen at any time, when they do, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000.

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Avoid Delays in Selecting Professional Flood Damage Remediation in Glendale

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Avoid Delays in Selecting Professional Flood Damage Remediation in Glendale Flooding needs a quick response and efficient water removal services. Contact our SERVPRO team today for remediation efforts.

Why Choose Professional Restoration for a Flooded Glendale Home

It is easy to look at water damage in your Glendale home, even excessive water loss incidents, and determine that you can clean and dry these damages as adequately as professionals. While being proactive about restoring and repairing your home is an admirable trait, water loss situations like flooding require expertise, advanced equipment, and fast response time to protect your home and its occupants from potential harms.

There are many reasons why professional restoration is better for your Glendale home after flood damage than DIY repair and cleanup. Among the first considerations that you need to make is the efficiency of the work that you can do against an entire team of trained professionals like our SERVPRO emergency response crew. We arrive shortly after you call with the resources necessary to make a difference quickly in your damaged home, and we can respond 24/7 to any threatening situation.

Also, homeowners tend to lack the advanced equipment necessary to make restoration and mitigation of a flooded house cost-effective and as thorough as needed. From extraction equipment like our truck-mounted pumps and portable sump pumps to our high-powered drying machines like air movers and dehumidifiers, we can work quickly to protect the structural elements that can get saved.

Expertise is another strong point to make when it comes to choosing professional restoration for flood damages in your home. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training to obtain their IICRC certifications and continue with educational opportunities online and in our facility to be among the most knowledgeable restoration minds in the area. We can quickly determine the work that needs to get done, the materials that must get removed, and actions that can get taken to preserve original materials unexposed to the floodwater when possible.

Flooding is something that no homeowner can prepare for, but it is also not a situation that you should leave to conventional cleaning methods and inexperience. Give our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale emergency response team a call 24/7 at (323) 255-1000.

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Give Our Crew A Call If Your Glendale Property Experiences A Flood

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Give Our Crew A Call If Your Glendale Property Experiences A Flood If you are currently dealing with water damage, call us today at (323) 255-1000.

Remediating Flood Damage In Glendale Homes

Some Glendale homeowners are literally up to their ankles in water, and there is more rain in the forecast. With rain requirements already met for this and next month in many areas, cleaning and restoring a home after extensive flooding requires a professional service with more than a mop, bucket, and a bottle of pine cleaner.

SERVPRO restoration teams spend more hours on disposal and reconstruction of the structure instead of cleaning personal and structural property to remediate flood damage to Glendale homes with long-term standing water. That is why our personnel train to meet all industry standards as determined by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

After spraying the floodwater and all property covered by it with an anti-bacterial cleaner, technicians use a combination of pumps and smaller extraction devices to draw the contaminated water out of the home. These devices remove the vast majority of the flooding so demolition and restoration can begin.

Since we cannot guarantee a flooded carpet is clean enough for further use, SERVPRO specialists start with tearing out and disposing of all carpets touched by the floodwater. Disposal also includes the floor trim, any pads underneath, and the tack strips used to hold the carpets tight after stretching them in place.

With the carpets out of the way, team members next examine and remove drywall panels which absorbed enough water to cause them to dissolve and crumble in place. To avoid spreading the mess through the home, specialists break the affected panels into smaller pieces and bag them in place for disposal outside the home.

With the drywall gone, they perform the same inspection on the wall framing holding the panels in place. If the wood absorbed enough water to cause cracking and splitting, it is faster and cheaper to replace the 2x2 and 2x4s with new sections than to spend the labor hours sanding down the surfaces and trying to dry them.

Removing carpets and replacing interior walls are the first steps SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale takes to restore a home after extensive, long-term flooding. If you are currently dealing with water damage, call us today at (323) 255-1000. We are here for you.

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How To Preserve and Protect Your Carpet In Glendale

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Preserve and Protect Your Carpet In Glendale Our professionals are available to handle any fire damage job big or small. We are ready 24/7 to assist you so give us a call day or night.

Cleaning Carpets in Your Glendale Home After a Fire

Even with our reputation throughout the Glendale area for fast responses and effective mitigation and restoration strategies, many homeowners do not know about our premier cleaning services for their properties. With advanced equipment to deep clean soiled carpets, upholstery, and other fabrics, we can help to revitalize the look and feel of these materials in your home. This training and equipment are especially vital when properties have experienced a fire, as recovering from even a small incident can require our advanced cleaning efforts.

There are phases to this cleaning of fire damage in your Glendale home that must begin as quickly as possible to protect and preserve materials like your carpet. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly after a fire in your home to offer the best opportunities to preserve affected materials from unnecessary demolition and reconstruction or replacement. The premier cleaning services we offer can help to restore carpeted areas affected by soot and smoke damages.

It is important for homeowners not to work to remove soot particulates and smoke residues from their carpets on their own. Many of the traditional carpet cleaning methods are not only ineffective for removing soot but can allow it to stain the fibers of the material, causing irreparable damage that ultimately leads to needing to remove the carpets and replace them.

Our SERVPRO professionals begin this process with the use of high powered vacuums that call pull loose soot and smoke residue from the surface of your carpeting to keep it from seating deeply into the fibers. Once this process has completed, we can use our bonnet cleaning and steam cleaning approaches to penetrate to the base of the flooring and break up loose dirt, sediment, dander, and lingering particulates from the recent fire damage.

Even without a widespread and highly destructive fire, your carpets and other soft materials throughout the home could get irreparably damaged without a fast and experienced response from trained professionals. You can count on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale fire restoration technicians. Give us a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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Use Our Expertise When Dealing With Glendale Water Damage

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Use Our Expertise When Dealing With Glendale Water Damage Excess water in your home needs to be dealt with right away so that a mold infestation does not develop. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO's Fast Service for Water Damage in Glendale

A call to SERVPRO to help manage water damage in your Glendale home ensures that your residence gets the fastest and most capable service possible after a flood, leak, or another incident. Our services are so successful for local residents because we consistently get to the site faster and use advanced techniques to combat damage in less time than less qualified damage mitigation companies. Although we cannot prevent all damage from happening even with an exceptionally swift response to your call, we can drastically reduce the problems your home incurs in both the short and long term thanks to our services.

Our Readiness
SERVPRO stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to calls for help with water damage in Glendale and other local neighborhoods. We have live people ready to answer the phone at all hours of the day and night and can send out teams of damage mitigation technicians even at the worst hours and in the worst weather conditions. Never be afraid to pick up the phone and call us for help when you need it most.

Fast-Acting Procedures
For most situations, our first order of business is to remove water from the property. With the help of industrial equipment such as water extraction pumps and air movers, we can remove all traces of water and moisture from your home before it has a chance to set in and cause more severe problems for you in the long term.

Timely Restorations
Most homes require restoration work after water has been removed to bring materials and finishes back to their original appearance. Some companies like to drag out this procedure, racking up additional expenses while keeping bulky and unsightly equipment in your home. We make sure to keep our restoration work fast and efficient to avoid unnecessary expenses and trouble for you.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides fast and effective care for your home after it incurs water damage. Call us day or night at (323) 255-1000.

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Fast Action Is Vital After Water Damage Occurs In Your Glendale Home

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Action Is Vital After Water Damage Occurs In Your Glendale Home Our certified experts are available 24/7 to restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

Expediting Water Removal In Glendale

Sometimes, we deal with water removal issues where the water is not initially visible as the culprit. In the case of a leaking roof or pipe leaking in a ceiling or wall, an amount of time can pass before the telltale signs of water damage begin to appear. Some of the components that make up drywall can act as sponges, soaking up water and spreading it further. While that is occurring, mold can move into the compromised areas, compounding the problem.
When you notice a wet spot or an odor, call SERVPRO. We will use our state-of-the-art equipment to restore your water damaged Glendale home to pre-damage condition. We can trace the source of the water coming into the home and stop it. Then we will begin the process of removing any standing water using the pumps and reversing the damage it has caused.

Our technicians use powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry the areas and remove residual moisture. Then, antifungal and antibacterial cleaners are used to fully clean and eliminate conditions for mold and mildew growth. Often, hand cleaning is enough to remove odors if stronger deodorization is required, we have industrial fogging machines that penetrate deeply, overtaking and eliminating unpleasant odors left in both the building materials and furnishings.

The final step in restoration by SERVPRO leaves your home looking like it did before the water removal process. We will replace damaged drywall, flooring or other necessary home repairs, including painting and carpeting.

Water removal from your home needs to happen as soon as you see or suspect a problem. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 to handle the damage caused by water in your home. Our certified experts are available 24/7 to restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Need Water Removal Services in Glendale? Contact The Experts at SERVPRO!

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Need Water Removal Services in Glendale? Contact The Experts at SERVPRO! You can count on our team to respond quickly to your emergency call.

Expert Solutions to Water Damage for Glendale Residents

After the removal of pooling water, what is left behind can be unpleasant to look at or even release bad smells. Getting rid of staining and soiling can go beyond the scope of household cleaning products in which case you need professional help. We have built our reputation on the removal, remediation and cleanup of water all over the United States. We stick to a few simple principles that have served us well.

The immediate impact of water damage in Glendale properties is usually taken on by the infrastructure of the home. Subfloor mats that become saturated with moisture can quickly become hotbeds for bacteria and fungi. Equally, wall cavities or furniture fittings can take on moisture undetected to the naked eye causing long-term problems. SERVPRO are experts at spotting potential problem areas that may have slipped your notice.

As a local company, we can provide qualified water technicians reducing call out times. As a national franchise, we are able to mobilize state-of-the-art equipment to help rehabilitate your property and possessions. One of the most important methods in restoring water damages is allowing airflow into wall cavities. Properties that take on moisture in pockets with minimal airflow can quickly become stagnant and produce unwanted smells or appearance.

SERVPRO can bring injectidry systems to your property to remove moisture that may be stagnating in wall cavities. These advanced equipment use a series of injectors spaced four inches apart to blast hot air rapidly into cavities or underneath fittings and dry them. One of the benefits of injectidry systems is that they remove the need to replace large sections of drywall. In most cases, sheetrock can be thoroughly dried using this equipment rather than having to be removed or replaced.

Discoloration is a common side effect of paintwork that is exposed to excessive amounts of water for a prolonged period. SERVPRO can repaint the affected area using an anti-microbial base layer. Applying anti-microbial treatments to carpets, paintwork or possessions is an essential part of the water remediation. Doing so can significantly reduce the risk of secondary damages, and expenses, caused by mold or mildew growth.

A professional solution is best left to the water damage experts, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for assistance.

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Did You Discover Mold in Your Glendale Home? Call SERVPRO!

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Discover Mold in Your Glendale Home?  Call SERVPRO! Often mold colonies are hidden behind things like wall paper. Inspect your home often for signs of mold damage.

Drying and Mold Removal for Glendale Homes

When moist and damp conditions persist in specific areas of your Glendale home, various types of damages can result. While saturation of structural elements can lead to weakening and erosion on its own, a more significant concern is the possibility of mold and microbial growth. Finding a way to battle this organism once it has begun to colonize throughout the property is nothing that the average homeowner can handle on their own. Our remediation professionals can help to remove these colonies and restore the damage that the destructive organism can cause.

While you might understand the severity of finding mold damage in areas of your Glendale home, you might not understand the process to remove it entirely and return the property to its original condition. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training and ongoing education to be leading experts in the restoration and remediation field, offering modern solutions to effectively and efficiently restore properties impacted by mold growth.

Moist conditions allow for these situations to occur in the first place, so as part of the containment and mitigation strategies for mold-damaged homes, our professionals work to dry out affected areas quickly. With a wide range of available equipment at the disposal of our highly-trained SERVPRO technicians, we utilize machines like air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels far below acceptable parameters to eliminate the ideal conditions for further colonization.

Removal of the mold growth itself can happen in many ways as well. The choice between approaches like sanding, soda blasting, an antimicrobial solution, and removal of the material depends on the severity of the damage and the type of material affected by the organism. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly, 24 hours a day, to assess the right approach to remove mold growth from your home fast.

The discovery of mold growth in your home can be alarming and leave homeowners quickly searching for answers. Our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale remediation technicians can arrive quickly, 24/7, to provide our expertise and industry-leading equipment. Give us a call today at (818) 244-6005.

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SERVPRO Can Manage the Damage of Mold In Your Glendale Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Can Manage the Damage of Mold In Your Glendale Home Mold like this needs immediate attention, call SERVPRO, they are the experts.

Injectidry systems and Esporta Washing Machines in Glendale Mold Damage Services

The buildup of moisture in cavities around the home is hard to spot and even harder to stop. After water damage or heavy rainfall, wet spots can become a breeding ground for mold spores. These microscopic fungi are a natural part of the home environment but can become a problem when water is present. In the right conditions, mold spores can form colonies in as little as forty-eight hours and require professional remediation. 

The impact of mold damage in Glendale properties can be widespread. Mold colonies spread rapidly and can cause health problems. SERVPRO is a local provider with IICRC certificate holders in mold assessment and remediation. In most cases, the sight and smell of mold are enough to justify a restoration procedure. If you suspect mold growth, you can always call us on our 24-hour emergency helpline to arrange a service within four hours of notification of loss. 

On arrival, SERVPRO technicians can assess the scope and breadth of the task at hand. The surface appearance of a mold may be the tip of the iceberg, so expertise is essential to finding the source of colonies- usually a damp spot or leaking pipes. Where the source of mold is hidden inside wall cavities, we can bring in industrial grade injectridry systems to help air and dry the wall. 

Injectridry systems are expensive and not all restoration providers have access to this type of equipment. We use them because they can be beneficial when it comes to restoring a property to its preloss conditions. The system itself uses injectors spaced apart by four inches at a time. By drilling small holes into the wall, a SERVPRO technician is capable of using this equipment to fully air and dry any moisture that could be causing mold growth. 

As a rule of thumb, mold tends to impact fabrics worse dense materials. The porous nature of fabrics often results in mold being absorbed into the fabric itself. Using industrial grade Esporta washing machines we may be able to save your precious fabrics and restore them to a satisfactory preloss condition. Your SERVPRO technician can help you to make an itinerary of any possessions that are packed out to an external facility for deep cleaning.

Making the damage "like it never even happened," requires patience and expertise. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale (818) 244-6005 today.

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SERVPRO is Equipped to Restore Your Flood Damaged Glendale Home

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO is Equipped to Restore Your Flood Damaged Glendale Home Floodwater contaminates all surfaces in kitchens. Call SERVPRO to assist you with getting your kitchen back to cooking!

Why SERVPRO Uses Air Scrubbers During Flood Damage Mitigation in Glendale

When Glendale property owners find their home or condo taking on water, the first thing many do is place their most valuable items on upper levels of the home. Relocating possessions can protect items that a person can easily carry, but other items, like appliances and furniture, can pose a more difficult situation, both during the flooding incident and afterward.  

There are a few reasons why SERVPRO uses air scrubbers during any work involving mitigation and cleanup of flood damage in Glendale. The multitude of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that enter a home during a flood often multiply rapidly afterward. Within 24 to 48 hours, microbes like mold and mildew can become visible on walls and other areas of the home. These diverse microscopic organisms can cause unwanted health effects in people and pets. The use of HEPA filters on our air scrubbers eliminates these from your property, providing adequate protection from any airborne microorganisms.  

Our air scrubbers clean the air, which can hold any microbes that entered the air as the floodwater evaporated. We also must prepare other areas of your home by ensuring they also become clean again, “Like it never even happened.” During the other aspects of our flood damage mitigation, we use in-house cleaning agents explicitly developed for eliminating pathogens on surfaces.  

Countertops, tubs and sinks, glass doors and affected windows, and concrete areas can all retain enough moisture to keep microbial populations viable. Cleaning these with plain soap or detergent and water might permit many of the hardier microbes to survive. We use more effective cleansers, coupled with highly effective cleaning techniques, to remove them from surfaces.  

Removing as many potential pathogens as possible becomes crucial in kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens can become affected by pathogens from any food in refrigerators or freezers that thawed and began decomposing after the flood. Even canned goods can become compromised during such an event. While not capable of making anyone ill unless consumed, we dispose of all these food items for our customers and provide a complete listing of the loss. We want to work with you and your family to help you recover as quickly as possible after flood damage.  

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can be reached at (818) 244-6005 after your property becomes affected by flood damage. Our specialized teams have IICRC certifications in the fields of mitigating such damage from your home and making things safe again.

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