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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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Avoid Some Mistakes Made By Beginning the Flood Damage Remediation Process in Glendale With SERVPRO

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Avoid Some Mistakes Made By Beginning the Flood Damage Remediation Process in Glendale With SERVPRO Don't panic when your home is affected by flooding. Contact SERVPRO right away for flood damage remediation services.

Fast, Efficient Flood Removal in a Glendale Home

While spring in California is not known for its heavy storms, strong winds and rain can still push you into dealing with unexpected structural damage. If not mitigated quickly, a wind-damaged roof can allow water to leak into your home and create even more problems, such as mold and warping or deterioration of drywall.

When severe weather leaves you needing flood removal for your Glendale residence, SERVPRO technicians stand ready to assist you and mitigate damage to your home. After you call one of our representatives, we can have a team sent to you within hours to determine the extent of the damage and begin cleanup.

SERVPRO technicians take moisture assessment seriously and use a variety of tools to get an accurate read on your surfaces. When evaluating carpets and the padding underneath them, moisture sensors with probes that can easily poke into surfaces are used, as this helps to determine potential water damage to the subfloor. Infrared cameras may be used to get a more accurate read on structural materials that may be affected by moisture.

In many cases, flooding may not have standing water that needs extraction, but surfaces such as ceilings and carpet will need drying and dehumidification to eliminate collected moisture. For carpeting, drywall, and other porous surfaces, low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers are used to filter water out of the air through refrigerated coils. Moisture accumulated from the air flows into a collection tray, which is then drained to remove water. This method works well in conjunction with plastic sheeting taped to the carpet, which helps pull moisture into a more concentrated area for the LGR dehumidifier to address.

After drying, disinfecting can be done with a variety of biocides intended to address different materials in your home. These solutions are especially useful in cleaning porous materials after drying to prevent microbial growth.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is available 24/7 to mitigate and clean up any size commercial or residential disaster. Call us today at (323) 255-1000, and we can have our team at your home in short order.

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Call Our Crew If You Have A Water Damage Emergency In Your Glendale Home

4/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Our Crew If You Have A Water Damage Emergency In Your Glendale Home Our emergency technicians are available 24/7 to help.

Professional Water Damage Restoration In Glendale

Spring in Glendale means the rainy season is nearing its end, but that is no reason to not be careful. Mere inches of rain, even in otherwise dry climates, can affect your home in ways you may not expect. When water damage from springtime rain leaves the kitchen in your Glendale home with a soggy ceiling, that minor leak can become a habitat for mold if left unchecked for more than 48 hours.

If you have water damage in your Glendale home, you need a professional team that addresses the problem with care to repair damage and mitigate any further issues. Our team has over 40 years of experience and is staffed with trained disaster cleanup professionals that stand ready to address any mold, water, storm, or fire damage in your home in just 24 hours.

After you call your local SERVPRO, our certified technicians can use an array of tools including moisture sensors, meters, and thermo-hygrometers to evaluate moisture levels. Once high-moisture areas in your home are identified, the real work can begin. A ceiling that is sagging or retaining water may have weep holes drilled into it to improve air circulation during the drying process.

If the water damage on your ceiling has leaked onto your tile floor, extraction is used to remove any standing water. For small localized cleanups such as this, portable extractors work quickly. The more moisture that is picked up now aids in hastening the drying phase.

Drying is crucial, and SERVPRO uses air movers and dehumidifiers working in tandem to eliminate moisture quickly. The air movers accelerate the rate at which moisture from wet surfaces accumulates in the air. This moisture is then absorbed by the dehumidifiers and turn the accumulated humid air into warm, dry air.

Once the affected area has been dried properly, disinfecting and deodorization of the kitchen begins. This process not only gets rid of odors, but eliminates the risk of mold developing in your ceiling, floor, or subflooring. Two types of deodorizers are commonly used: ULV foggers, which rely on an atomizer to deodorize and access hard-to-reach spaces; and thermal foggers, which release a dense fog of deodorant solution in order to address odors. EPA-registered disinfectant with antimicrobial and antifungal properties may be used instead for more contained damage.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale serves the local area for water damage cleanup. Our emergency technicians are available 24/7 to help. Get started now by calling (323) 255-1000.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Glendale Fire Damage Restoration

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Are Available 24/7 For Your Glendale Fire Damage Restoration We can restore the odor in your home after a fire. We have the experience and training to handle any job big or small so call us right away.

Small Fire in Your Home in Glendale is Restored by SERVPRO

It only takes a spark from an old wire or an uncontrolled kitchen grease fire to suddenly have flames in your home. Even if the fire damage seems small, there is no telling how widespread it is until an expert team evaluates it. As a homeowner, it is good practice to seek professional advice rather than risk an incomplete restoration of your home.

When there is fire damage to your home in Glendale, SERVPRO is here to help. We know that an emergency can occur at any time, which is why our team is at the ready 24 hours a day 7 days a week to respond to your needs. Upon arrival, our Green Fleet focuses on safely entering the premises and assessing the impact the fire has had on the structure of your home and your belongings.

Our IICRC certified technicians have been specially trained to methodically draw up a plan of action to restore your home to its mint condition. In doing so, our SERVPRO team disposes of any materials beyond being salvaged and applies best practices to restore those that can be saved. As we move along your home, we apply material-specific solutions to porous and non-porous surfaces to remove soot and smoke remains.

Perhaps one of the most irritating remains of a small fire is the odor it leaves behind. Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal a wide array of techniques to help neutralize the offending odor. Aside from the common aroma pellets, we can bring an ozone generator into your home to purify the air, or take advantage of a charcoal activated filter to clean out all of your HVAC systems. Depending on the severity of the smell we tailor the treatment to your needs.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale has the training and expertise to help you fight the unwanted results of a fire in your home. Reach out to us at (323) 255-1000 and put our skills to work for you. We always strive to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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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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