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How Vital is Fast Action After Water Damage Occurs In My Glendale Home?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

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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 mold 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 Damage in your Home

Water affects building materials in a manner that is generally adverse. Even metal, which is non-porous, can suffer rust and corrosion after exposure to water. Rust can take a few days to develop, but porous items show the effects of contact with water much more quickly.

When your Glendale home suffers from water damage, both the safety and the interior aesthetics of your home decrease. Water damage can create ugly stains on walls and ceilings, soggy spots in floors, and unpleasant smells and odors that permeate and fill the air. Getting rid of these problems and others which water creates is what the technicians at SERVPRO train for, resulting in certifications and skills that benefit you and your family.

Water damage has a source, and an important part of mitigating damage related to water includes locating that source and ensuring that it no longer poses a threat. Our use of hygrometers and infrared scanning equipment can reveal these hidden sources to us. Once we have this information, stopping the influx of water in the future is easy to accomplish.

Water can create problems anywhere it is found in a home, including carpeting and other textiles. Drapes can lose color, and eventually, dry rot, crumbling when touched. Carpets and rugs can unravel when the glue in their backing dissolves. Stored clothing can become inundated with mildew spots. Moreover, these are only the problems that textiles can experience.

Your home's structure must be solid and strong to protect your family. SERVPRO technicians know how to restore this strength to your home's structure, piece by piece. Each type of material must be restored according to type, and also in keeping with current building codes. We always stay current with these requirements, assuring our customers that the finished work passes final inspections when required.

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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Does SERVPRO have the Tools and Training to Properly Dry Out My Glendale Home Water Damage?

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Residential Water Removal in Glendale.

Most residential flooding in Glendale has a mundane source. A broken dishwasher or a blocked drainpipe is not as interesting as a flash flood that runs through a local neighborhood, but they can cause just as much damage.

Water removal for Glendale homes needs a professional restoration team. The actions SERVPRO has developed over the last two decades ensures we provide the best possible service for each customer, regardless of the size of the home or the amount of water inside.

Our technicians begin by removing the standing water. It is water inside the home which does not drain on its own. Depending on the shape of the home, it can just cover the carpets and floors, or it can be a foot or higher. For any amount over two inches, we start with one or more commercial grade pumps. In an average-sized home, we can remove even large amounts in a single day.

After we finish with the pumps, SERVPRO technicians switch to water extraction wands. These smaller devices draw water from surfaces that a pump is unable to remove. For trace amounts of water left on concrete, vinyl or wooden floors, other team members use long-handled squeegees to draw it out the nearest door or another exit point.

With a few adjustments to the rate of vacuum speed, we use the same extraction wands to pull water from carpets and between floorboards. Most of our wands also have a heating element, so we can also begin drying carpets and floors at the same time. Once we remove the water, one of our inspectors examines underneath the carpet. If there is a carpet pad and it has already begun to deteriorate, we remove it. In most cases, we find this necessary.

In many cases, there is also excess moisture in the air. If not removed, the high humidity can lead to floor and ceiling trim warping and pull away from the walls. We set up dehumidifiers to lower the air moisture content level. Each machine can draw over 20 gallons of water from the air and surrounding property every 24 hours.

Properly drying a home takes the right tools and training. If you have excess water in your home, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 today. We are here to help.

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Addressing Commercial Mold Damage in Eagle Rock

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Addressing Mold Damage Quickly in Eagle Rock Schools

Mold is one of the most challenging disasters that structures can face, specifically because it can spread dramatically through your Eagle Rock school before it surfaces. In many situations, a persistent leak from a boiler system or plumbing in the building can go unnoticed for weeks, allowing the moisture to migrate steadily through structural cavities and create a damp environment conducive to mold and microbial development.

As you likely already know, exposure to mold damage in Eagle Rock structures can be potentially harmful to the health of students and faculty. While our SERVPRO professionals have containment strategies to keep spores and the organism from moving to new areas of the school, this cannot happen without a prompt response.

Containment strategies include plastic sheeting as barriers surrounding the damaged areas to prevent the spread of microorganisms to other parts of the school. Air circulation gets severed so that this containment zone can be more efficiently managed for both drying and remediation purposes. Our responding remediation professionals must address both the present colonization through various removal strategies and long-term solutions for reducing moisture and dampness moving forward.

Remediation Approaches
No two mold damage situations are alike, but there are several strategies for removing active colonization where it gets discovered. Depending on the material affected, our SERVPRO team can:

    •    Use abrasive cleaning techniques on concrete masonry units (CMU) to remove mold growing on paint or masonry
    •    Utilize spray antimicrobial agents and biocides on lightly or possibly damaged surfaces to inhibit mold growth and make the surface uninhabitable to spreading spores
    •    Controlled demolition for drywall and other porous materials severely impacted by mold organisms and reconstructing these areas before allowing students and faculty back in the room

Remediation is one of the few areas of restoration where many successful approaches and strategies can vary from one job site to another. Whenever you discover mold colonies in your school, let our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale professionals help to isolate the problem and remove hazardous organisms from the facility as soon as possible. Give our professionals a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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Are You Making These Storm Damage Remediation Mistakes in Glendale?

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

garage tool bench Flooding in any part of your home can damage contents and structure. Call SERVPRO if the garage work area or other part of your home has flood damage.

Rapid-Response Teams Clean Flood Damage in a Glendale Home

If you or a loved one loves to tinker with cars or keep a workbench in the garage, it can be easy to build up an extensive collection of valuable and practical tools and materials for your projects. However, all it takes is one flood to cause extensive damage to these items and cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage to the garage itself. Without thorough mitigation, your garage can become host to mold and other contaminants that may cause health effects.

If your Glendale home requires flood damage mitigation, You can count on your local SERVPRO to get the job done right. These IICRC-certified technicians are dedicated to minimizing loss from floods by restoring structures quickly and efficiently. Better still, these professionals use software and extensive documentation to help you file claims that are as thorough as possible.

Minimize Garage Flooding in Your Home

  • Fix cracks in your foundation and install weatherstripping. Even small cracks in the foundation can allow water to pool in your garage. They can be sealed with vinyl patches or waterproof paint. Weatherstripping minimizes gaps between your garage door in the floor and creates a tight seal.
  • Implement flood barriers. Sandbags are an effective method for minimizing ongoing flooding by redirecting water toward the street. While they cannot fix flooding, they can give you more time to take action during a disaster.
  • Invest in better drainage. During flooding, gutters and street drains can overflow, leaving your yard and home at risk of flooding. Consider adding a trench drain in front of your garage or along the driveway to redirect water away from your home.
  • Use overhead storage. To protect your tools and appliances from damage during a flood, keep storage high off the ground. Overhead racks also allow you more room for parking.

How SERVPRO Mitigates Flood Damage

After extracting floodwaters from your garage and disinfecting the area as thoroughly as possible, technicians can use centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers to dry structural materials and contents. Removal of some structural elements, such as flood-damaged insulation, may be necessary to promote safe and effective drying and improve air circulation in exterior walls.

Technicians can then use low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, which pass air pulled from air movers through refrigerated coils, which causes the air to condense into water that can then be collected and removed from the space.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a crew that you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. If your home needs cleanup that can start quickly, call (323) 255-1000.

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Why DO Eagle Rock Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration? The IICRC Certifications Are Just One Reason!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Accredited Professionals Answer the Call of Eagle Rock Disasters

There are specific organizations that oversee the education and the knowledge of our responding technicians when disasters strike Eagle Rock homes, and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is among the most critical of our relationships. With the majority of our in-house technicians accredited through the high standards of this organization in every field that we represent, you can be confident in choosing SERVPRO when emergencies occur.

Much like our endorsement as an IICRC-Certified firm for Eagle Rock homes states, we strive to continually uphold the high expectations of the institute and focus on the continued education of our technicians. As an accredited firm, we have three areas of focus that can help us to have an even greater proficiency when called to action.

Honest Business

Despite the IICRC setting standards and practices for the restoration of water, fire, mold, storm, and flood damages, they call upon skilled recovery teams to do the work justly and honestly as well. That is why from the initial inspection and scope of the work to get done through every phase of mitigation and restoration, our team only suggests the services you need to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fast Responses

One of the trademarks of our SERVPRO restoration team is that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that is also a standard that an IICRC-Certified firm must embody. By keeping trailers and production vehicles stocked with our extensive inventory of equipment, we can readily respond to fire and water losses happening in the region.

Continued Education for Qualified Technicians

The initial certifications that our technicians receive through the IICRC in their respective recovery niches are not where training and educational opportunities end. Each professional in our roster continues their training and growth in their field with in-house coursework and programs developed through the institute regarding the latest practices, equipment, and techniques for more proficient restoration.

Certification for our entire team through the IICRC is one of the ways that we are striving to do more for our customers and their properties. Give our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale team a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

Our Experts Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Items In Your Eagle Rock Home

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

fire causing damage You can always depend on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale professionals and our content management team to help.

Fire-Damaged Valuables In Eagle Rock Homes Can Get Cleaned Off-Site

Your Eagle Rock home has gotten filled with your valuables and possessions you have collected over your life, many of which have sentimental attachments. When disasters like fires occur in any portion of your property, it is not just the premium building materials that become threatened but these personal belongings as well. Developing a sound strategy to manage the effects that fires can have on these items is critical to saving you money and preventing irreplaceable belongings from unsalvageable damages.

As a premier restoration team proudly serving the area for decades, we can address fire damage in Eagle Rock homes in a comprehensive way. From our fast mitigation efforts to reduce the spreads of soot and odors to debris removal and reconstruction, we are the one-stop-shop our customers need when facing fire loss incidents. To protect your belongings from this same spreading fire damage, we implement our pack-out process with our content management team.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand how quickly the contents of your home can become too damaged to preserve, so we work alongside our assessment professionals to earmark items that must get removed and protected within our nearby facility. Because of how frequent this option occurs, our team arrives with packing materials, bubble wrap, boxes, and tape. We can neatly package the belongings and catalog their specific positions during the restoration process to offer peace of mind to our customers.

Once in our facility, we have many advanced practices that can recover soot and smoke damaged belongings. For porcelain, silver, glass, and other hard valuables – we have an ultrasonic cleaning tank. We submerge these damaged items in the tank and introduce vibrations through the unit that create thousands of small air bubbles that can clean every crevice and coating of soot-covered material. Once we have cleaned and dried these materials, they can get stored in our climate-controlled warehouse with QR coding for fast access by our customers or our professionals.

As stressful and overwhelming as fire loss incidents can be, having a fast response team capable of protecting what matters most is a vital service we can offer our customers. You can always depend on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale professionals and our content management team to help. Give our professionals a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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Eagle Rock Properties Owners Love SERVPRO's Full Service Water Damage Mitigation and Build Back Services

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

grey dehumidier rigged with manifolds on a hardwood floor With Advanced Equipment, SERVPRO Restores Homes in Eagle Rock to Pre-Loss Condition, "Like it never even happened."

Understanding Water Damage In Your Eagle Rock Home

When it comes to Eagle Rock, California, you are proud to call this area home. You realize that it is not only a great place to own a home because it has a lively location, but also because it is very peaceful and has many notable landmarks. You have come to appreciate the bustling downtown as well as the connection this area has had with the Hollywood stars of the past and present. Thus, if your home ever incurs water damage, you want a solution as quickly as possible, and that is where your local SERVPRO comes in to mitigate the water loss.

The water damage to your Eagle Rock home can become very problematic in a hurry, even if it seems like a minor case. For example, if you have a water leak on from a plumbing failure in the attic, it could mean mold, which can cause health effects. However, there is good news. Our Mold Remediation Contractor License #: CMRC-82464 can remediate the problem. Your local SERVPRO has many tools at its disposal to clean up the water damage in your California home thoroughly.

First of all, we have solid, up-to-date water extraction equipment that is appropriate for any job, large or small. Examples of this would include numerous models of top-notch portable pumps, wet vacs, and a truck-mounted pump. Dehumidification units, air movers, axial fans, and heaters are some other industry-leading tools we have in our arsenal, at the ready stocked inside our box trucks and vans. They make possible the plan of action if there are areas of your home that have been deemed "too far gone" for typical cleanup. Many of our team members are skilled in controlled demolition activities and rebuilding different areas of the home as validated by our General Contractor License #: 999460.  Our team has solid construction prowess. Whatever your unique needs might be, our crews can restore order and make you feel, "Like it never even happened."

Time To Give Us a Call!

If you are encountering a water emergency, it is time to give SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale a call at (323) 255-1000.

We Have The State Of The Art Equipment In Glendale To Handle Your Water Loss

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Our floor mat drying system removing water beneath the hardwood floors Our experts used the floor mat drying system to remove the moisture trapped beneath the hardwood floor in this home.

Water Damage Cleanup in South Glendale

Water damage is capable of compromising the structural integrity of your Glendale home. Besides your foundation becoming weak, it is quite hard to determine if your plumbing system has a problem. As a result, as a homeowner, you might end up with a leak or a burst pipe in your home that goes unnoticed for months! Moisture facilitates the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health effects.

If your Glendale home has water damage problems, SERVPRO is a premier mitigation company. To effectively dry your home, SERVPRO techs use state of the art equipment, including electric pumps, dehumidifiers, wet vacuums, and air movers. Our water damage technicians conduct a full assessment of the property, draft a restoration plan, and execute it. With the help of moisture meters, our experienced water removal specialists can determine the actual moisture content in different materials like drywall, ceiling, and other wood materials. Thermal imaging technology helps us inspect any moisture concerns and monitor the drying process in your home. Additionally, this technology helps in fast evaluation of moisture migration, ease the drying process, and provide documentation if the need arises (for example, insurance claims).

Restoring your home into a preloss condition can be an expensive undertaking. As a result, SERVPRO works directly with you and your insurance company. Our restoration specialists aim at making the entire process hassle and stress-free. We have been providing restoration services to homeowners for decades. Ergo, we understand both the insurance claim process and your ideal water restoration needs. At the end of service, we conduct a walkthrough to explain the work done and any potential areas of concern you should keep an eye on.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/ South Glendale is a phone call away to help you recover as soon as possible. Call us at (818) 246 - 2200 and allow us to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Office When water damage occurs in your commercial property, Contact SERVPRO at (323) 255-1000. We are always available.

Professional Commercial Water Damage Restoration You Can Count On

Commercial Water Damage Glendale

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) system. 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. 

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 / Glendale at (323) 255-1000 now. 

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Our Team Can Solve Any Water Damage Issues In Your Glendale Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damage flooring Together, we will work hard, so your home looks, “Like it never even happened.”

Even Small Water Problems Require Professional Services In Glendale

Living in the Los Angeles area is not easy. The cost of living, traffic, and population density are enough to discourage many from venturing west. But once you live in the area, you find a home in the diversity of each of our communities and become energized by the vibrancy of the City of Angels. A house in Glendale offers all the benefits of the greater Los Angeles area while keeping a pleasing feeling of community that allows you to get to know your neighbor and build strong ties. However, it does not preclude homeowners from experiencing the challenges associated with the general upkeep of their properties.

If you ever encounter the need for water cleanup services for your Glendale home, reach out to SERVPRO for help. A broken water pipe may cause damage ranging from a complete loss of carpets and flooring to just an inexplicable wet area on your wall. Regardless of the size or culprit of the situation, reaching out to a professional team helps you gain some peace of mind during the cleanup process. When you call us, our certified technicians arrive at your home to guide the restoration efforts and ensure the safety of your family.

When water seeps into your home from an unexpected source, it is essential to be careful of accumulations not apparent to the naked eye. Excessive water may include that under cabinets or behind wall cavities, which tend to be invisible to the average homeowner. Our SERVPRO staff uses specialized tools to help detect these water deposits and then design a path for it to evaporate and leave your home. Sometimes these hard to reach nooks make our technicians turn to injectidry technology to restore healthy moisture levels in your home, which we monitor carefully using industry-grade tools that inform us of our progress. We worry about all the different options available for drying your house and their suitability so that you do not have to. Our expert team works with you to mitigate your loss as much as possible.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is at your service when emergencies occur. Just call our 24/7 hotline at (323) 255-1000 and allow us into your home. Together, we will work hard, so your home looks, “Like it never even happened.”

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