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We Can Help If Your Glendale Home Experiences A Flood

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Help If Your Glendale Home Experiences A Flood Reach out to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by dialing (323) 255-1000.

A Pacific Ocean-Based Storm Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Glendale Home

Living in a city located on or near the coast always puts you at risk of suffering flood damage. A storm-gone-wrong could bring rushing tides, heavy rains, and intense winds right to your door. Usually, most residents of the area can get a fair warning before the storm hits, but sometimes the weather can take a dangerous turn and unexpectedly cause damage to your home. Whenever a storm hits your home and causes damage, always reach out for help as soon as possible.

In the case of your home, the flood damage got into your Glendale home through a smashed window. Torrential rains poured throughout the night and washed into your home through the broken window, which shattered when a small tree fell onto your home from the intense winds. Luckily for your home, only the window suffered the consequences of the fallen tree.

Here at SERVPRO, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Intense flooding, or just a secluded room, our Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration-certified (IICRC) techs can rush to your home as swiftly as possible. Once there, our technicians can immediately begin to extract the stagnant water using advanced technological devices, such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums, to minimize the water damage inside of your home. Getting the water out quickly can minimize the chances of mold damage developing, as well as other problems.

Once the water has been extracted, we can make flood cuts along the walls to remove any damaged material. Doing this can ensure that the chance of microbial growth is further squashed. Afterward, SERVPRO can then set up drying equipment to draw any excess moisture out of the structure of your home, using devices such as dehumidifiers, heaters, and axial fans to do so. Once the remediation is finished, we hope to return your home to you, “Like it never even happened.”

If you need fast help with the flood damage in your home, call for it immediately. Reach out to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by dialing (323) 255-1000. Night or day, we're ready to help.

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Need Property Cleanup and Restoration after an Emergency in Eagle Rock? Call SERVPRO

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Need Property Cleanup and Restoration after an Emergency in Eagle Rock? Call SERVPRO Yeah, the SERVPRO Green Fleet to the Rescue in Eagle Rock

Why Eagle Rock Homeowners Choose SERVPRO for Home Restoration Services

When any type of damage from water, fire, mold or storms happens in Eagle Rock residences, the clock starts ticking on how much loss occurs to both property and possessions. That is why it is vital to bring in a professional restoration services company as quickly as possible to repair and recover both structural elements as well as home contents.

Time is the biggest enemy when it comes to water damage in Eagle Rock homes. The more prolonged exposure to excessive moisture happens, the more damage occurs to building materials and home furnishings. Plus the seriousness of the water cleanup builds with each passing hour.

Imagine a simple supply line break spills category one or clean water all over a bathroom floor. If the homeowners were away on vacation and did not return home for two to three days, that situation would require that the standing water would need handling as a Black Water cleanup and that carries a rating as a category three biohazard which requires our technicians don protective gear during mitigation for health and safety reasons.

When SERVPRO arrives on the scene, we begin scoping the home with our moisture detection equipment to determine areas of excessive moisture. Our team members hold certifications as Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASDT) and Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT). This training gives them the knowledge and skills they need to properly perform water extraction with the right equipment for the job.

Once we complete the water removal phase, we use powerful air movers to lift deeply embedded moisture from within the structure. The followup with both cleaning and disinfection inhibits the growth of mold and foul odors in the property.

When SERVPRO handles fire damage to an Eagle Rock residence, we know large or small, it can feel overwhelming. We assist property owners by compiling reports for insurance claims, including a detailed report with descriptions and photographs of building materials and items in the home that required removal or remediation through our proprietary cleaning methods.

When our technicians work on large-scale fire damage, often the best outcome for the property is to prepare the residence for rebuilding. It may involve actions from fire debris removal to controlled demolition techniques for cutting away charred areas of the structure to leave it ready for restorative reconstruction. Our location has a General Contractor License #999460, and we handle all phases of fire damage in homes from cleanup to restoration and save property owners the hassle of searching for and hiring different agencies for remediation and rebuilding.

Smoke odor is a massive issue as the end result of even small fires in a home. Our certified odor control technicians utilize multiple methods to neutralize odors from smoke, water damage, musty mold odors and more using both cleaning techniques and specialized equipment such as negative air machines, hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging.

Mold damage in Eagle Rock homes often first gets discovered as a musty odor that does not dissipate. As certified mold remediation specialists #CMRC-82464, our technicians have the training and equipment to find mold colonies in your home and perform abatement to remove them. SERVPRO technicians do more than simple mold remediation; we find the cause of the mold growth, so the cycle does not repeat itself. Common reasons include:

  • An unchecked slow leak in a home
  • Poor drainage in a basement or crawlspace
  • Blocked or poor ventilation such as from an exhaust fan leading to an attic
  • Hydrostatic pressure forcing groundwater into the home space and the water is not adequately extracted and dried

Containment is a common way we stop the spread of spores around the property and often used with air scrubbers to capture airborne spores and reduce the numbers. Once the colonies are dried, we use manual removal techniques, and in stubborn or large-scale infestations, soda blasting is a useful abatement technique to remove all traces of the former mold problem.

Storm damage in Eagle Rock homes tends to happen suddenly, and often there is little to no warning to prepare your home, especially for microburst storms and flash floods. If the water that enters your home is from rain through the leak in the roof or perhaps a broken window from a tree limb, that is considered a clean water spill, and as long as the water cleanup happens within 24 to 48-hours, and carries a rating as a category one or two level water cleanup.

When flood water enters a home, it is severe and requires handling as a category three or black water level cleanup. The groundwater has the potential to have debris, contaminants, even sewage, and homeowners should avoid contact. When our technicians perform cleanup, they were protective clothing, including eye protection and respirators.

SERVPRO technicians have different types of equipment to remove water quickly. Some of the most commonly used are portable pumps to cover small areas of water extraction and weighted extraction wands to push water out of soft or porous surfaces, such as saturated carpeting to make it easier to remove. Our truck-mounted industrial units deal with large scale water removal in short order. No matter what type of flood damage you are dealing with, SERVPRO employees assist homeowners in realizing as little loss as possible through our specialized drying methods to salvage as much of the affected home contents as we can using our cleaning and restoration methods.

WHY SERVPRO? We have a commitment to quality restoration services for both residential and commercial properties. Our technicians hold numerous certifications in the restoration sciences, and because we are members of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) - State of California #999460, we assist property owners not only with the initial cleanup of water damage, fire loss or mold remediation, but also any repairs or reconstruction that is needed. This seamless service is especially helpful when filing insurance claims as you get a cohesive report from the start of cleanup to the finish of rebuilding to turn in to your carrier complete with photographs of before and after.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale stands ready to serve our local community with restoration services for all levels of fire, water, mold or storm damage in residential and commercial properties. Call (323) 255-1000 and our emergency response team can arrive on site quickly because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Are The Crew To Call When A Fire Has Damaged Your Glendale Residence

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Are The Crew To Call When A Fire Has Damaged Your Glendale Residence After a fire of any size ruins portions of your residence or guts the entire property, call us at (323) 255-1000.

Why Property Owners Call SERVPRO When Fire Damages Their Glendale Residence

Life after a house fire can place your family on a rocky path. Your Glendale home needs many changes to happen for things to become safe again. SERVPRO’s specialist teams can get your home restored and livable again. We do this while sticking to deadlines and staying within your budget. Part of this includes working with your insurance adjuster, as doing so ensures that all costs have prior approval.

These reasons are a large part of why SERVPRO receives calls from residents in Glendale when fire damage harms their home. The house you live in and the things inside can all sustain damage from fire, smoke, and the water used to snuff the flames out. Heat and steam can also ruin several things, even in situations where only smaller, isolated fires occurred.

SERVPRO can help your family by continuing the restoration process after we finish mitigating the damage. Once we complete the necessary cleaning of soot deposits, removal of damaged materials and belongings, and eliminating odors and what causes them, we can venture into the rebuilding phase that your house desperately needs.

The same team member that board up and place temporary fencing to keep the premises secure return to install drywall, paint new walls and ceilings, and new flooring. Our contractor license covers general, residential, and commercial building in California. Our goal is to make sure our professionals leave our customers with a house they can feel at home again. Our extensive range of experience makes this possible, no matter how small and simple or large and complex your needs.

Often, a home sustains severe damage to different components. The inside of HVAC systems can become coated with sticky smoke residue. This contamination can continue sending soot particles into the air occupants breathe, which can land on surfaces and leave them soiled, as well as cause occupants to experience unwanted health effects. We clean these units and replace any sections of tubing that show scorching from hot ash. We can also check for other problems that can cause HVAC systems to work harder and less efficiently than they should.

Electrical systems often experience areas where heat melted the plastic coverings of wires, leaving them exposed and capable of causing new fires. We replace the wiring, electrical outlets, and other hardware to make things function as they should.

When firefighters arrive, they often make holes in the roof to gain better control of the fire and to send water into specific locations. To help the mitigation team, we put protective tarps in place over opened up roofs before mitigation begins. Afterward, we return to repair these areas altogether.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can make your Northeast Los Angeles, Atwater Village, or Highland Park home “Like it never even happened” again. After a fire of any size ruins portions of your residence or guts the entire property, call us at (323) 255-1000. We are always here and can provide experienced guidance through a challenging and stressful time.

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We Will Help You Get Back To Business In Glendale After Water Damage

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Help You Get Back To Business In Glendale After Water Damage We responded to a call regarding a water damage incident at a home.. Our experts used the floor mat drying system to remove the moisture.

Necessary Steps during Commercial Water Cleanup in Glendale

Various incidents can lead to water discharge in your grocery store. One of the main effects of such incidents is soiling, which can happen from contents dissolved in the water or debris swept by the water as it flows. People walking on wet surfaces can also spread soiling to other areas not affected by the initial water spill. Fast and thorough cleaning after water loss incidents is therefore necessary. Our professional cleaning crews can help you deal with any incident, “Like it never even happened.”

Proper commercial water cleanup in Glendale requires the right resources to achieve good results. Although the focus might be on the lift capacity to handle the water pooling around the premises, there is a need to ensure safety and timeliness is realized. Some problems like mold, which complicate the cleaning process, can develop within 24 to 48 hours, so fast action is necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians use high capacity equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors to fast-track the process. We also use the right accessories to avoid causing more damages. For example, we use squeegee attachments for our water extractors when removing water from hard surfaces.

In a grocery store, the excess moisture that results from evaporation can ruin your stock. Cleaning procedures too, can have a negative effect, especially when they involve the use of chemical agents. Our SERVPRO technicians help prevent such items by covering products with plastic sheets. We can also move them to unaffected areas of the property, removing any hindrance they might have on the cleaning process, and protecting them from water damage.

Moisture management is another crucial aspect of the cleanup in a grocery store because humidity levels exceeding 50% can have detrimental effects on the products. Drying the wet materials helps protect them from further deterioration. With proper placement of air movers and dehumidifiers, it is easy to restore normal humidity levels. Our SERVPRO technicians place air movers around the perimeter of the room at a 45° angle facing the walls to facilitate better evaporation. We also use different types of dehumidifiers such as LGR or trailer mounted desiccant dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air restoring normal humidity levels.

To restore normalcy faster after water loss at your Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles or Atwater Village grocery store, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale. You can reach us at (323) 255-1000 any time.

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Our Technicians Discuss Problems With Muddy Water After A Flood In Glendale

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Technicians Discuss Problems With Muddy Water After A Flood In Glendale During the summertime, thunderstorms and other severe weather are likely to hit the Glendale area.

Flood Damage Professionals In Glendale Talk About Problems With Muddy Water

During the summertime, thunderstorms and other severe weather are likely to hit the Glendale area. Many conditions that are brought about by storms, including high-speed winds and excessive rain, can put you in a situation where calling in a professional flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO can prove to be very beneficial. During heavy rainstorms, water can build up outdoors, or the wind can break one of your windows. During both of these situations, it is possible that moisture can find its way into your dwelling. If items inside your home like your structural components or possessions stay wet, the flood damage cannot only get worse, but mold can develop on organic materials.

Any time you notice moisture inside your home, our water restoration technicians or WRTs at SERVPRO can help you significantly. Our WRTs know that providing prompt service after you notice flood damage inside your Glendale home is vital. The longer your building materials and contents inside your house stay wet, the worse your problems can get. If wet items don't get dried out quickly, they can lose their structural integrity, forcing them to get removed and replaced. If objects that are made out of paper or wood stay wet for longer than 48 hours, it is possible that they can get contaminated by fungi.

The fast 24/7 service that our SERVPRO WRTs provide can help reduce secondary problems which are defined by ones that are created even though the affected items did not come into direct contact with water. However, when the source of the water entering your building is an outdoor source such as rainwater or flooding, then there is a chance the moisture is contaminated by harmful parasites or bacteria.

If it is only rainwater that comes in, the situation is considered a category two problem since there is only a small chance of contamination. However, if it is muddy water entering your home, the scenario gets treated in the same way as a sewage backup or category three water damage. During category three situations, our WRTs take several extra measures to disinfect any contaminated items inside your home. If your house ever gets negatively affected by a storm, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 immediately after the thunderstorm.

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The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Business

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Business Don't let your Glendale day care facility get closed down long term over water damage issues. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

Handing Commercial Water Damage in a Glendale Day Care Facility is Simple With Professional Help

When parents drop their children to a day care center, they expect excellent care from the facility. However, some situations like water loss resulting from broken pipes, malfunctioning appliances, or children leaving faucets running are hard to control. Indoor water loss can disrupt the schedules of both children and parents.

If there is commercial water damage in your Glendale daycare facility, the priority is getting the children to a safe place, and then removing the water to restore the facility to its pre-incident state. You can trust SERVPRO franchise professionals to remove any standing water, and dry their affected areas, making the incident seem “Like it never even happened.” Handling water loss quickly can prevent further damage like mold growth, which can ruin the structure or cause health effects to the children and staff.

If some of the supplies in your daycare center like blankets, stuffed animals, pillows and dress-up clothes have sustained water damage, we can take them to our facilities and use an Esporta machine to clean them and return them to you in excellent condition. The Esporta Wash System is a wet-wash machine designed to recover soft contents ruined in fire and water disasters. We can also restore water-damaged books through document drying methods like air drying, vacuum thermal drying, and vacuum freeze drying.

It is likely that your nap mats are covered in vinyl, non-pervious material. If that is the case, our crew can move the nap mats out of the affected areas, wipe them down, dry them and use disinfectants to sanitize them. Our SERVPRO crews can use advanced extraction equipment like pumps, and shop vacs, to remove water and then use large fans and dehumidifiers to dry the areas. We can also install moisture detecting hygrometers and infrared cameras to guard against residual dampness under subfloors, behind walls and other places where bacteria and mold can grow. We follow up the water extraction and drying process with disinfection to kill harmful microbes, making the living environment safe and healthy for the children to return.

If you have water damage in your daycare facility, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000. We offer remediation services around the clock and can get your facility back to usual operating processes quickly.

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Sanitization and Safety in Glendale Flood Damage Recovery

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Sanitization and Safety in Glendale Flood Damage Recovery Get up to date on all your tips for flood damage.

SERVPRO can help you on all levels, from safety to clean up. 

One of the most important reasons to hire a professional damage restoration company like SERVPRO after flood damage strikes your home is to ensure that any wet and dirtied surfaces can be sanitized thoroughly and prevented from posing a threat in the future. Floods can both carry and foster the growth of harmful microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and small insects that may cause health effects to anyone in your home. We make sure to provide thorough sanitizing treatments around your entire home to wipe out any remaining colonies of potentially harmful organisms.

Our water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) and applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRTs) work with some of the most advanced tools in the industry to keep your home sanitary and safe after flood damage hits Glendale. Black lights and microbial detection tools help us to identify areas with high concentrations of small organisms to target with sanitizing measures. We prioritize the most dangerous areas first, but ultimately bring sanitizing tools to every square inch of flood-damaged space in your home. We do this through heavy-duty antimicrobial chemicals in many of our cleaning tools and through high-powered UV ray projectors that can sanitize an area without the use of chemicals.

You may see a WRT or AMRT in your home wearing several layers of protective equipment, such as a face mask or some heavy-duty gloves. Most cases of flood damage require only minor personal protective equipment to handle, but some situations may call for full-body protection. Regardless of the scenario and extent of damage, SERVPRO technicians can help you to understand the risks associated with the condition of your home and can provide equipment that may be necessary to keep you safe in the affected areas.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can send out technicians within hours of a disaster to help you mitigate and recover from damages to your home. Call us 24/7 at (323) 255-1000.

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SERVPRO Has Your Back When It comes to Your Home & Fire Damage

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Has Your Back When It comes to Your Home & Fire Damage We know a house fire can be devastating and that's why we work around the clock to get you back in your home as quickly as possible.

Professional Fire Damage Remediation Expectations in Glendale

Recovering your sense of calm and security after a household fire in Glendale is far easier when you partner with our highly-qualified team. Professional remediation starts with a comprehensive assessment by an experienced project manager followed by the creation of a plan that addresses all aspects of your particular fire scenario. Rapid deployment of our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews ensures all tasks are completed efficiently and in compliance with the fire restoration industry’s best practices.

The first step in nearly all fire damage abatement jobs in Glendale is water and chemical removal. Firefighters do not hold back when knocking down a blaze, but the resulting watery mess needs a full-service recovery company to deal with water damage and applied structural drying before turning to the cleanup of fire residues, charring, and odors.

SERVPRO technicians hold one or multiple certifications from the IICRC including Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT), Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT), and Odor Control Technician (OCT). Mastering the coursework and then putting theory into practice under the watchful eye of more experienced mentors on our team delivers successful outcomes for our valued customers.

After water loss abatement, our SERVPRO crew members use techniques, tools, and products matched to specific types of soots for appropriate remediation. Dry, ashy residues vacuum or dry sponge away. Stickier soot deposited by electrical fires or slow smoldering fabrics might need the application of cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants and controlled agitation to loosen and remove.

Protein-based residues from food and grease fires often require a solvent and abrasive tools for best removal results. SERVPRO employees also work carefully to remove light to moderate charring of surfaces, saving more structural components and fixtures than you might have believed possible when you first surveyed the fire damage.

If thorough cleaning and the removal of charred remnants do not deodorize your home thoroughly, SERVPRO employs advanced technology to eliminate odors. We try different approaches until the odor abates, including thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators. These strategies change the chemical composition of the airborne and settled odor-bearing particles lingering, neutralizing the unpleasant stench permanently.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale invests in both the training of a top-notch workforce and the acquisition and maintenance of efficient fire damage remediation equipment to return your home to preloss condition. Call us at (323) 255-1000 immediately after the firefighters leave to get your recovery rolling.

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Our Experts Explain How We Deal With Damage Caused By An Overflowing Bathtub In Your Glendale Home

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Experts Explain How We Deal With Damage Caused By An Overflowing Bathtub In Your Glendale Home Our certified experts can determine the extent of the damage and work quickly to restore your home to its preloss condition.

How To Handle Water Damage In Your Glendale Home Caused By An Overflowing Bathtub

Water can spill over the edge of a bathtub after someone leaves the bathtub faucet running accidentally. This can happen if the person leaves the tub plugged and the water runs for several hours. It could be your fault or that of a child playing without adult supervision.

Do not worry if this happens because most homeowner’s insurance policies include coverage for an accidental or sudden loss like water damage from a running faucet. If your home in Glendale has serious water damage caused by an overflowing bathtub, it is advisable to hire professionals who can help you dry the affected areas to prevent further destruction. The professionals at SERVPRO can assist you to restore your residence to its normal condition.

If the bathroom is upstairs, water from the tub could create small bubbles in the ceiling of the rooms below. If this occurs, the ceiling could begin leaking water and get discolored, and you could incur some expensive repair bills. The ceiling could also sag if a large amount of water leaks. Bathtub overflow can also ruin drywall easily, causing it to weaken beyond recovery. The water could also ruin your flooring, particularly if it is made of wood or linoleum.

SERVPRO franchise professionals have the tools required to remove water and moisture from your bathroom and other affected areas. When we arrive at your property, we can assess the damage and negotiate with your insurance firm to help minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. We can then take steps to restore your home. We can remove as much standing water as possible using wet/dry vacuums so that the affected areas can dry quickly.

We can then use air movers to direct airflow on the affected areas, causing evaporation to occur. Our technicians place these high-powered fans on various areas of a property to dry floors, walls, and other affected areas. Our Technicians can also replace or repair any damaged building materials like drywall and ceiling tiles. After we complete the work, the damage can appear “Like it never even happened.”

If your property has water damage, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale through our emergency hot-line at (323) 255-1000. Our certified experts can determine the extent of the damage and work quickly to restore your home to its preloss condition.

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Professional Water Damage Restoration Companies are More Effective with Water Damage Restoration Than DIY Efforts

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Water Damage Restoration Companies are More Effective with Water Damage Restoration Than DIY Efforts SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is ready to tackle your commercial water loss needs.

Why Commercial Water Cleanup for Eagle Rock Businesses Should Be Done Professionally

The only remotely positive thing said about commercial water damage is that damage addressed faster results in fewer losses. It is crucial to get professional assistance with remediation of a water spill in your business to avoid secondary issues such as mold or foul odors.

When our technicians are on site for commercial water cleanup in an Eagle Rock commercial property, we understand it is stressful, and a closed business hurts your revenue. Our team spends extra time performing cleanup because the more water and moisture we remove, the faster the property and contents can be dried and the faster you can reopen.

Portable pumps allow technicians to extract water quickly and it is not uncommon to do several passes to ensure we pull up as much moisture as possible. We have weighted extractors to push water out of carpeted areas compromised by water as well as standing rovers that use the weight of the technician to assist with moisture removal.

Because of the individualized attention given during the initial water extraction phase of our remediation, it lessens the drying time for your business. SERVPRO technicians monitor the drying process carefully to ensure that all affected surfaces and areas are dry.

Afterward, the area is cleaned and disinfected with our professional-grade formulas that also inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria. Our technicians are specially certified in commercial mold remediation and know the factors that can lead to a mold problem. We work to proactively prevent that from occurring through our detailed cleaning and restoration efforts. In many cases, thorough cleanup of the water and moisture extraction is enough to remove foul odors. If any remain, we have multiple methods to neutralize them with specialized equipment.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale knows commercial water cleanup needs to happen as quickly as possible to get your business back on track. Call us 24/7 at (323) 255-1000 and our technicians can be onsite within hours to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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