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Why SERVPRO? Fast Help When Your Eagle Rock Property Needs It Most After the Firestorm

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? Fast Help When Your Eagle Rock Property Needs It Most After the Firestorm California, Los Angeles, and Eagle Rock All Suffer from The Woolsey Wildfire--Call SERVPRO for Help with Recovery

Wildfire Cleanup and Recovery for Your Eagle Rock Property

With the devastation of the Woolsey Wildfire to Eagle Rock homes and businesses, many homeowners have already or soon get their first look at what happened to their property. Some structures within the path of this disaster no longer exist, but for those deemed fortunate enough for their houses to remain standing and salvageable, finding the right professional assistance in this trying time is not as challenging as you might believe.

Our franchise has a wide array of personnel with IICRC-certifications in Fire and Smoke Restoration to help overcome the effects the wildfire had on your Eagle Rock residence. With many homeowners struggling to determine what has to happen to restore their properties, our rapid response team can ensure that an efficient assessment of the damage gets conducted to provide your insurance provider the appropriate evidence and documentation of the work your property requires.

Smoke and soot are common effects many homeowners outside of the devastating path must contend with in their houses. Our SERVPRO professionals have our Green Fleet of box trucks and other restoration vehicles stocked with equipment designed to overcome these effects fast. Our air scrubbers and high-powered vacuums can help to tackle both indoor air quality concerns as well as set in soot on surfaces throughout the property.

Smoke can spread quickly throughout your home, affecting a wide area in a short period. With our thermal foggers, we release an OSHA-approved chemical compound into the environment and affected materials to neutralize the harsh odor on contact and eliminate it permanently. This deodorization process is safe for use on carpeting, clothing, fabrics, drapery, textiles, and other materials affected by the spread of smoke and foul odor.

For those directly affected by the wildfire, our SERVPRO rapid response team can help prepare your property for reconstruction and rebuilding necessary after structural damages. We use controlled demolition techniques to carefully remove only the unsalvageable materials and leave a clean area for replacement materials to get installed.

The wildfire has affected so many homes and businesses throughout our area, let our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale help you clean up the mess and restore your property efficiently. Give us a call today at (818) 244-6005.

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Get Rid Of Your Commercial Water Damage Issues In Glendale Once And For All With Help From The Crew At SERVPRO

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Get Rid Of Your Commercial Water Damage Issues In Glendale Once And For All With Help From The Crew At SERVPRO SERVPRO commercial water removal restoration services in Glendale can restore your business when possible.

Commercial Water Removal Services In Glendale Can Restore Your Business

The t-shirt business you own is your primary source of income. Unfortunately, a pipe inside the store burst last night after you went home and now water is standing in the middle of your shop. The damage can be extensive if you do not act fast and call a professional right away. Plus, not contacting us may hamper your livelihood if you have to close your store for a day or two.

SERVPRO commercial water removal restoration services in Glendale can restore your business when possible. You can rely on our technicians to have the skills and training to accurately extract excess water from your store within hours after you call us. Typically, it only takes an inch or two of water to ruin merchandise on the lower racks, flooring, and baseboards. We can pack-out your t-shirts and accessory items like belts, hats, socks, and caps and store them in a safe area until our team completes the job. If any of the contents need cleaning or drying, we can provide that service on or off-site. Since mold can grow within 48-hours, our techs may need to apply anti-fungal agents during the cleaning process to prevent mold growth on any clothing we remove from the premises.

The crew can utilize a variety of industrial machines such as wands, pumps, portable extractors and wet/dry vacuums to eliminate water from the structure fast. Also, they may employ professional-grade air movers and industrial fans to circulate warm air and push dampness outside of the structure. These steps help speed up the drying process. We may also use dehumidifiers to enhance evaporation and to increase drying. You can trust us to work fast because we understand that business owners want to get their business back to full operation as quickly as possible, so they make a profit.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale strive to restore businesses to their preloss condition. We also serve Northeast Los Angeles, Atwater Village, and Highland Park. If you need commercial water removal services in these areas, call us immediately at (818) 244-6005.

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

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Know That SERVPRO Arrives With Equipment to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Eagle Rock Home? Don't let the water damage behind your walls keep destroying your home. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate any damage.

Professional Assistance Helps Homeowners Cope with Water Damage in Eagle Rock

When water spills into a property, it can cause a wide range of damages. Common damages include stains which 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 spillage in your Eagle Rock property.
 
Most of the specific aspects of water damage in Eagle Rock can be prevented by extracting the water within a short period. 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 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 loss of R-value. 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, and especially if we suspect additional leak sources.
 
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 enough expertise and tools to remove wet carpets because extended exposure to water can cause carpets to delaminate.
 
Water spillage incidents cannot overwhelm you when you call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale. You can reach us at (818) 244-6005 any time of the day. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Removes Residual Odors From Your Glendale Home After a Flood

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Removes Residual Odors From Your Glendale Home After a Flood Strong odors are a byproduct of flooding.SERVPRO has the equipment to remove the odors and make your home "Like it never even happened."

Eliminating the Odor Left Behind by Flood Damage in a Glendale Residence

Clean water from broken lines or overflows in your Glendale home can cause an odor to begin developing. When highly contaminated water from flooding invades your home, the smell can become exorbitantly stronger. When your home contains such odors, the scent can transfer to clothing, books, shoes, and anything else porous enough to absorb the particles causing the smell.  

Glendale residents carry the smell of flood damage out of their homes every time they wear clothing that picked up that scent. Because odors can persist for lengthy periods, SERVPRO uses high technology to eliminate the particles that cause such smells. After we place your belongings inside the deodorizing chamber, hydroxyl generators fill it with hydroxy gas.  

When the weakly bonded H – O – H molecule breaks down and releases an H atom, this now-free atom bonds with the microscopic materials that cause flood damage odors. Once bonded, the particles become too heavy to waft back into the air and create an odor.  

This process works for other items, also. Stuffed toys, porcelain collectibles, fine art, fragile items, and a lot more. Deodorizing after or during the more physical aspects of flood damage mitigation can help make things genuinely feel “Like it never even happened.” Not only is your home's restoration making it possible for you and your family to return home, your newly cleaned and deodorized belongings hold no traces of the ordeal you recently experienced.  

SERVPRO's Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands that odors can seem stronger to one individual while at the same time another person does not notice anything. Because we want you to be satisfied with our work, we discuss the options regarding this aspect of flood damage mitigation. We are not satisfied until you are happy with the results. Reaching this point requires that we form a partnership with you and keep communication lines open the entire time we perform the mitigation work. We are always happy to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you have about your home's condition.  

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help you and your family get everything back to normal after an event involving flood damage. If your home in Atwater Village or Highland Park suffers through flooding, call us at (818) 244-6005. Our 24-hour service line is open every day of the year.

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Your Best Guide to Glendale Water Damage Remediation Decisions After an Incident

10/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Best Guide to Glendale Water Damage Remediation Decisions After an Incident Wet sheetrock can quickly break down, crumble and even harbor mold. Call SERVPRO to remediate any damages after a water damage event.

Deciding Whether to Restore or Replace Your Items During Water Damage Restoration in Glendale

There are many factors we look at when drying your water damaged property. Though some may imagine that the procedures we use to restore properties are the same, it may not be true. It is necessary to understand that different homes have different contents and structural components that need different restoration procedures. For instance, the method we use to restore ceiling tiles might be completely different from what we use to restore hardwood floors. We are going at some of cleanup and drying technique we use when restoring buildings in Glendale.
 
Extended time may be needed when restoring the layers of sheetrock in your water damaged Glendale home. If our SERVPRO technicians do their estimations and find out that the additional time costs more than the replacement option, we may advise you to do a replacement. If we have to dry the sheetrock, then we have to monitor its progress using a penetrating moisture meter. We are careful when handling wet drywall since it is so fragile and gains stability as it becomes dry. When necessary, we can patch holes and introduce air movers to enhance air circulate and increase the rate of evaporation.
 
It is less costly to remove ceiling tiles when compared to drying them. Usually, water leaves the tiles with stains and also makes them bow. Acoustical tiles do not withstand moisture, so, we may advise you to replace them with other types that are more resistant to such factors. We have to remove the ceiling tiles so that air circulation can take place above the gridlines. Older ceiling tiles may contain asbestos, so, we are extra careful when handling them.
 
We make sure the structure is completely dry before replacing the ceiling tiles and sheetrock. If the humidity of the structure is still high, we may perform dehumidification to lower it. Introducing heaters and air movers is another way of reducing the structure’s drying time.
 
Choose SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when you need highly trained and experienced technicians to clean and dry your home after a disaster. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 to learn more about our commercial and residential restoration services.

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Sparring with Spores: How Remediation Companies Remove Mold From Your Los Angeles Home

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Sparring with Spores: How Remediation Companies Remove Mold From Your Los Angeles Home Visible mold can indicate hidden structural damage. SERVPRO can safely remove the mold and repair your home.

Remediating Mold Damage to Los Angeles Homes

Los Angeles homes are often at risk for fire and water damage. Many homeowners, however, do not understand the risk that mold presents to their residence.  

While mold spores can cause health problems in some people, most mold risk and damage in Los Angeles centers primarily around structures. SERVPRO response teams train to clean and remove mold from the structural property, but when mold spores have infested property and penetrated the surfaces, they often have to remediate and repair the effects they have on the home and then have to replace building material. 

To safely remove mold infested material like ceiling tiles and wall panels, team members carefully pull down the items and, if needed, break them apart to bag or wrap them and then take them out of the home for disposal. When the items are already crumbling from damage, technicians first cover the floor and entrances to prevent loose, active spores from spreading to other areas of the home.  

Once the team removes all of the damaged property, technicians begin cleaning out remaining spores. They start by vacuuming all exposed surfaces to draw out the majority of the mold. SERVPRO specialists use HEPA filters designed to trap even a single, spore out of a wall cavity or an exposed crawlspace above the removed ceiling.  

After vacuuming, a team member uses an air content meter to check mold levels. If they are still too high, technicians either vacuum again or wipe down surfaces using dry and wet sponges. To prevent, or at least inhibit new mold growth, the team leader may decide to spray the crawlspaces and wall cavities with an anti-fungal agent. After the agent dries, the team begins replacement.  

Each team can hang new wall panels and replace ceiling tiles. If the homeowner desires it, our painters can cover the new materials with the same color as before, or change it at the owner’s discretion.  

Our goal at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is to eliminate the mold threat to your home and return it to a clean, safe condition. If you need our services, call us at (818) 244-6005 today. We are here for you.

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How Remediation Companies Restore Your Home After Fire Damage in Los Angeles

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Remediation Companies Restore Your Home After Fire Damage in Los Angeles Fire damage includes smoke, soot, water, and burned and melted items. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to restore your property after a fire.

Saving Cost of Restoring Fire Damage in Los Angeles By Cleaning Contents

House fires cause a wide range of damages because of the smoke, heat, and flames, which are the three essential elements of all fires. Discoloration is common on different surfaces such as walls, floors, and ceilings. It usually manifests as yellowing a few days after the blaze. Permanent discoloration in any porous stone surfaces such as marble, travertine or granite in your Los Angeles property is also possible because of the acidic nature of soot.

The cost of replacing everything affected by fire damage in Los Angeles properties is prohibitive. Refinishing surfaces is also expensive so to save money you can opt for restorative cleaning. We offer professional restoration services that deal with the effects of the fire "Like it never even happened."

Since the damages vary in depending on the affected item or surface, different cleaning approaches are necessary for the same loss environment. For light-to-medium non-grease-based residue, our SERVPRO technicians rely on dry cleaning methods. We use vacuums or dry cleaning sponges to remove the light debris. Wet cleaning is better when removing moderate or heavy residues from the affected area. We can use plain water or water mixed with cleaning agents. In case we do not want to saturate the area, we opt to spray and wipe. This method helps protect the affected area from further damages that oversaturation with water would cause.

Some materials like upholstery present unique challenges during restorative cleaning. They might shrink if wet or their dyes may bleed if oversaturated. Our SERVPRO technicians tackle these issues by using foam cleaning instead of the other forms of wet cleaning. This simple approach involves agitating the cleaning solution in a bucket to produce foam. The technician then scoops the foam only to use it when cleaning the soiled area. Sometimes we also use pump-up sprayers to create foam from ready-to-use shampoo.

Restoring damages after a fire should not be too expensive. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Advantages Of Hiring SERVPRO To Repair Your Water Damaged Glendale Home

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Advantages Of Hiring SERVPRO To Repair Your Water Damaged Glendale Home Water damage can seep through the carpets, walls, and floors.

Save Your Flooring and Wall Structure From Water Damage In Glendale

Imagine having a beautiful home that was struck by a leaky roof, rain, bad plumbing, or laundry gone wrong. When water hits the foundation, it brings a ripple of madness to your home. Water damage can seep through the carpets, walls, and floors. If left unmanaged, It can decrease the value of your real estate.

The most challenging part about restoring water damage in Glendale is saving your walls. The walls are very delicate and a slight spilled of water can ruin its infrastructure and cause it to crack. When water dries up, it can cause your walls to weaken, rot, or fall apart. However, thorough removal of water from your walls often requires advanced technology and experience.

It is essential to move quickly by calling SERVPRO technicians to your residential area to access the situation. Once these techs arrive, they can immediately begin the mitigation process to reduce the damage. They can identify the category and classification to ensure that the restoration process follows the industry guidelines. They can examine the walls for potential destructions and remove and replace the walls if it is unsalvageable. They can also check other areas of the house like the carpet pad to see if it needs to be removed or not. This step is crucial to ensure that the subflooring is well-protected.

The technicians can utilize their expertise and inspect the extent of moisture in the flooring, subflooring, and the walls. They can use the extractor, which is a state of the art tool that can help clean the carpets and floors. The equipment is portable so it can cover a vast infrastructure and is powerful enough to extract a tremendous amount of water from your floor and carpet. Once the SERVPRO techs have completed their job, they can walk you through your entire house to make sure that you're satisfied with the work.

If you are ready to save your floors and carpet from water damage, then give SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale a call at (818) 244-6005 for a consultation with our reliable technicians. We can promptly send a restoration specialist to your residential area.

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Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage In Los Angeles

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage In Los Angeles Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful.

Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage

No two fires are the same. How the blaze was treated, was it contained within a small area, the type of materials burned and whether the contents in the affected area are salvageable or not all influence restoration procedure. When fires burn at high temperatures, the structural integrity of your property can be put at risk. Secondary water-damage from fire-fighting efforts can also damage your furnishing, fixtures, and valuables.

When we get a call out to repair a property from fire damage in Los Angeles, they tend to be small, contained fires. We can cordon off the affected area, remove furniture to other areas of the house and set to work. However, if our fire technician finds evidence of structural damage, we may need to perform a move-out service.

Move-outs can be expensive, so at SERVPRO we always try to work onsite. However, when structural damage occurs, you and your family's safety is our first priority. The property must be vacated. We can then begin the cleanup phase using powerful, truck-mounted pumps to drain excess water. The damage that is deemed to be non-salvageable can be recorded and disposed of including building materials, furniture, clothes or fittings.

Our goal during cleanup is to prepare the affected area so that re-modeling contractors can begin restoring your home. To improve the indoor air-quality we can use Ozone generators to completely eliminate odors and harmful toxins left behind by fire. By clearing possessions and vacating the property, remodeling, repainting and cleaning work can be completed faster.

We understand that having to leave your property and stay in temporary accommodation can carry a heavy emotional burden. SERVPRO offers a pack-out service to make your situation as comfortable as possible. A pack-out service involves itemizing, removing and labeling your salvageable possessions. We can then move them to a remote facility for cleaning. In some cases, using advanced, ultrasonic equipment for jewelry and other valuables.

Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has extensive experience in restoration. Call our 24/7 emergency center (818) 214-7958 now to arrange a service.

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Reducing and Then Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Glendale

9/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reducing and Then Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Glendale Water Damage from Leaking Aquariums or Plumbing in Glendale? Call SERVPRO to Keep the Animals and Customers Happy

Complicated Water Loss Mitigation Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Glendale businesses often suffer water damage. It is usually very minor, such as a collected puddle of water under a pipe or sink. In some cases, when water flows overnight, the damage can be extensive.

For a Glendale pet store, commercial water damage means not just loss of income. There can also be additional costs to house the various animals until a SERVPRO restoration team can restore the building and property to a safe, dry environment.
 
It only takes an inch or two of water to get into cages and ruin cloth, wood chips, and other bedding. Chips and shredded paper require immediate disposal, but our technicians can remove soaked bedding and hang it out to dry in the sun. If the weather does not permit this, they can use the commercial-sized dryers.
 
If the bedding and other property remained under water for more than a day, there is an increased risk of mold expanding and growing into a threat. To stop growth and kill any active spores, team members spray every suspected item with an anti-fungal agent from our chemical inventory. SERVPRO team members can also add an anti-fungal product to a detergent to kill mold spores while also cleaning property of other stains, dirt, and animal odors.
 
An increase of water often leads to an increase in humidity levels. In a pet shop, unlike most businesses, this can lead to their inventory becoming very uncomfortable and even suffer some health problems. To reduce the humidity level so animals can return to the store, technicians use a combination of dehumidifiers, exhaust fans, and air movers. The devices used is dependent upon the types of live animals present in the pet shop, if any.
 
Dehumidifiers can remove over 20 gallons of water from the air every 24 hours, depending on the amount of moisture present. Exhaust fans draw the damp air inside the structure and force it outside. Air movers increase circulation with warm, dry air to push the damp air toward the fans. Technicians can direct this air over surfaces to speed up the drying process.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is to help every business return to dry, safe condition so owners can start serving customers as quickly as possible. If you have water issues with your business, contact our agency today at (818) 290-8255 to set up an appointment.

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