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Can Mold Remediation Be Needed During the Winter Months in Eagle Rock Commercial Properties?

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy Mold Damage above baseboard Our techs can determine the size of the mold infestation and remediate the issue.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Mold Damage in Business Properties 365 Days Per Year

In Eagle Rock, the cooler temperatures during the winter months do not give any respite to the danger of a mold infestation. There can easily be a problem if a commercial structure has poor ventilation, unresolved leaks, and elevated humidity levels. 

SERVPRO techs can handle commercial mold remediation in Eagle Rock properties and diagnose the reason for the mold growth. The technicians frequently find mold inside insulation, which along with keeping cold air out of the building, can also harbor moisture that creates an ideal environment for mold colonies. 

The technicians will take multiple readings using infrared cameras, which show cooler or warmer areas behind walls and ceilings. Cooler regions are designated where probably collections of moisture reside. Equipment such as probes can locate water and possible mold colonies under flooring. Various devices allow the techs to rapidly scope properties rather than remove small sheetrock portions to inspect for potential mold growth. 

Once the size of the mold infestation gets determined and the technicians mitigate the issue within the structure, they can give tips for avoiding mold damage in the future: 

  • Keep interior humidity below 60% if possible. 
  • Install exhaust fans in employee/public restrooms
  • SERVPRO offers deep cleaning services, take advantage of the carpet cleaning to avoid mold growth within the fibers, particularly around entrances and high traffic areas

Keeping the structure in good repair by having the roof and gutters inspected regularly. Ask the maintenance crew to report any signs of water damage they notice so small leaks can get addressed before turning into significant water and mold damage problems. 

Even though this area of the state does not usually have deep freeze cold temperatures, with the typical range being from the 60s in the day and 40s at night, mold growth can happen. Please feel free to call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale for any mold remediation services at (323) 255-1000. We will make it look "Like it never even happened."

Can High Heat Fires Present Extra Challenges for Glendale Fire Restoration?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot on walls and ceiling SERVPRO is equipped to handle all types of smoke and soot damage. Call us today!

SERVPRO Techs Can Cleanup Any Size House Fire Damage in a Glendale Property

Fire damage in Glendale properties does not happen equally. Different materials burn at different heat levels and cause different types of residues. SERVPRO technicians have the training to recognize through the smoke damage left behind whether or not they are dealing with cleanup from high heat or lower heat blaze. 

Glendale home fire restoration after a high heat fire can deal with multiple issues during the cleanup process, such as: 

  • Holes in floors from the fire burning through floor joists
  • Temperatures can reach 1100 degrees Fahrenheit that bakes soot onto surfaces
  • Roofing can be badly damaged when the fire occurs in the attic

The technicians make temporary repairs as needed, like tarping over holes in a roof or placing heavy boards over holes in the floor to make the worksite safe. Once the structure is safe to work within, the techs get to work on the home's contents and the building materials to restore as much as possible. 

When an article in the home gets covered in smoke damage, it is not necessarily headed for disposal with no hope of restoration. SERVPRO technicians have specific applications for the removal of baked-on soot residues. One of the most common tactics that the technicians use involves dry ice. This type of ice is made from cooled CO2 formed into pellets that are around minus 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The techs have the equipment to blast these pellets onto surfaces and work much like sand or soda blasting, but dry ice is gentler on surfaces. When the ice hits the soot-covered surface, it reverts to a gaseous state and evaporates, meaning no cleanup from the media used to remove the residues. 

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 handles fire restoration for Glendale properties. The trained, certified technicians bring years of experience and advanced technicians to make a post-fire property look "Like it never even happened."

Can Commercial Water Removal in Eagle Rock Properties Assist in Saving Paper Documents?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in library Don't let water interfere with your library. SERVPRO can handle all of your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Advanced Equipment and Training to Clean Up Water Damage and Dry Eagle Rock Properties

While many businesses in Eagle Rock store essential records and documents digitally or use cloud storage, many record types also need to be in a paper format. When water damage occurs, it is vital to save these documents from deterioration due to moisture. 

Eagle Rock business owners who promptly begin commercial water removal in their buildings tend to have the best outcome. The water extraction in the business continues after the pumps and other types of equipment have stopped. SERVPRO uses its drying equipment to continue the process. Air movers are valuable because of their ability to deliver high-velocity airflow and force embedded moisture to rise. Dehumidifiers capture this airborne water vapor and port it off-site. It is not unusual for SERVPRO technicians to deploy multiple units around documents exposed to moisture to ensure they dry completely. One of the most commonly used types is the refrigerant dehumidifier. 

  • This device pulls moisture from the air using condensation
  • It uses the flow of air forced over refrigerated coils
  • The condensed water removed from the air collects in a tray that either gets drained or machine-pumped off-site

One of the key elements for this type of dehumidifier to work well is the temperature at which it is placed. The job site needs to be over 50-degrees Fahrenheit. Along with paper products, this type of dehumidification unit works well on porous surfaces such as carpet, padding, and sheetrock. When the temperature is below 50-degrees, the technicians rely on desiccant dehumidifiers. This device uses airflow over silica gel that attracts and captures water vapor. It is ideal for use on hardwood floors and other dense materials. 

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 supports Eagle Rock businesses for all types of water removal and restoration services, including both structure and contents

We Just Had Flooding From a Storm in Eagle Rock. How Can I Clean it Up?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the equipment and knowledge for any size storm and flood damage restoration service needed for your home.

Flood Damage is No Match for our Skilled Team at SERVPRO; call Us to Restore Your Eagle Rock Home!

During or after a storm in Eagle Rock, flooding can send water throughout your interior in several ways. Water could breach the roof, come into openings at doorways, or push through your main level. It is imperative you seek the assistance you need fast to stop the water from migrating into other areas. This is where our team at SERVPRO can spring into action once you call to deploy a crew to your property.

What Determines the Level of Damage with Flooding?

If flood damage in Eagle Rock is present after a storm, there are several ways that it may impact your property. These factors generally include:

  • Any access points where the water made its way inside
  • The total volume of the water involved in your flood damage
  • The length of time that your property and belongings have been saturated or submerged

Looking at all of these factors, it is easy to see why proper assessment of the incident is imperative. This allows our skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) to formulate the best strategy for safely and efficiently removing water and facilitating the drying process within your Eagle Rock home.

What Has the Biggest Impact on My Home During a Flooding Incident?

While each flood incident remains unique, the water volume and how long it remains in the home play a significant role in the level of damage. This is why our skilled crew works as diligently as possible to extract standing floodwater, thus helping to minimize impact wherever possible. Immediate water extraction may not always be possible, which is why we do a thorough evaluation to determine the best measures to take. Some of the reasons that extraction could get delayed include:

  •   Floodwater located outside your home has yet to recede
  •   The potential for causing additional damage when starting too soon
  •   Issues with finding the right point of disposal 

There are times when the removal of stormwater or flooding can have harmful effects. For example, if your home happens to have a basement, removing water too quickly can destabilize the walls of the foundation.

The removal of interior water before the area surrounding your home sees a recession of floodwater may not be feasible. The last thing any homeowner wants is for water to begin seeping back inside. In some situations, it is better to wait so that the groundwater outside has the chance to recede before extraction begins. Our skilled IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO know how to navigate all possible obstacles that might be in the way. For example, if the water outside has yet to recede, we take other measures to pack out your belongings from the damaged zone to keep them safe from water saturation.

How Long will Flood Removal Take?

There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter guideline for water extraction during or after a flood because each situation presents differently. Our trained crew has the experience, and we know how to adapt to provide you with the most realistic time estimate possible. We take into consideration a variety of factors, including:

  •   All water intrusion points
  •   The size of your property
  •   Extraction equipment efficiency
  •   The contents within your home

The larger your property or, the more rooms you have, the more potential for water migration. Additionally, significant contents like appliances or bulky furniture may hamper movement during the removal process, which might delay your extraction.

Why Do I Need SERVPRO for Flood Water Removal?

Our level of preparedness for flood damage situations is unparalleled. We have worked on countless flooding incidents and a variety of water damage jobs that have given us the experience necessary to get your job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our skilled crew knows the best ways to tackle a variety of tasks that could pop during the restoration. We know the proper steps to avoid them while also eliminating unnecessary delays.

  • Our crews come equipped with a range of extraction equipment to handle any water extraction challenges.
  • We can remove high volumes of water and detect hidden areas of moisture that could harbor mold growth.
  • Standard equipment on our Green Fleet includes specialized cavity extractors like our Injectidry system as well as truck-mounted extractors with the ability to pull hundreds to thousands of gallons of water from your home.

In some instances, controlled demolition is necessary to ensure all damaged building materials get removed from your home. Flood cuts may be made several inches above the waterline, or vent holes get punched into the walls to allow water to escape the cavity for adequate drying. All of this gets wrapped up with new materials for a finished look, and your entire interior is thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized to make it like new again.

To have a crew deployed to your home to assess flood damage, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale today at (323) 255-1000.

Do I Need Water Removal Services in Glendale? Can I Contact The Experts at SERVPRO?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

standing in a pool of water Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

We Have Expert Solutions to Help With Your Water Damage In Glendale.

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

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

Why Should I Choose SERVPRO For My Glendale Damage?

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

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

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

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

Basement Flood Damage in a Glendale Home Threatens the Whole Home

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

moisture meter SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of storm damage remediation. Call now for the help you need.

Timely Flood Restoration Helps Glendale Homeowners Mitigate their Loss

Glendale homeowners need to be on their toes as far as weather events go. Extreme drought has its consequences, but storms can also cause severe water damage. Whether stormwater seeps through a window or exhibits a ceiling leak, getting rid of it and cleaning up in its wake is very important to preserve your home. Calling a professional water restoration team is the first step in assessing the damage and initiating a successful water restoration job.

In Glendale, let flood damage be a thing of the past by enlisting our help. At SERVPRO, we are proud to bring the latest technology to our jobs and the latest techniques in water damage and restoration. When you call our 24/7 line, you can expect a crew of certified technicians to apply their expertise and resolve the specific needs of your home. Water extraction, cleaning, and deodorizing are all within our scope of work, and it starts by finding hidden pockets of water. To control moisture levels, we make decisions based on the readings provided by the following-

The information we glean from these devices helps us determine which tools to use, including submersible pumps and wand extractors. It also helps us preserve hardwood flooring by identifying where problem areas lie and controlling possible buckling due to excess humidity. Through the process, our SERVPRO crew can also perform repairs, including drywall replacement and carpet removal.

Our team at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/ South Glendale is ready to help as soon as a disaster happens. Call us at (323) 255-1000 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

How Can I Restore My Glendale Home After Fire Damage?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Illustration The situation can feel quite overwhelming when your home is affected by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Bring In SERVPRO To Return Your Glendale Home To Its Original Condition

Why Are Fire Odors So Bad When The Physical Damage Looks To Be Minor?

A common issue with fire damage restoration in Glendale homes is odor control. SERVPRO response teams know that even a small amount of smoke can leave pungent, and difficult to remove, odors in the furniture, clothing, and even structure of each home. 

Where Do Response Teams Begin?

We begin restoration efforts by removing the residues left behind by the smoke and material burned in your Glendale fire. Our tools include the following:

  • Brushes – For dry, powdery residues, technicians use soft-bristled brushes to wipe them off surfaces. They use stiff-bristled brushes to break up wet, thicker residues. The stiff-bristled brushes are especially useful on brick, concrete, and stone surfaces. 
  • Vacuums – Paired with a special filter, they can trap the smallest bit of residue for removal from the home. Technicians use them on carpets and hard surfaces like tabletops.
  • Cleaners – Technicians use cleaners to help soften, and loosen residue layers for easier removal. Our inventory includes agents designed for every surface from recliners to fireplaces. 

Does This Remove All of The Odors?

Not all, but it does eliminate the source of most of them. For very strong odors trapped in surfaces, SERVPRO technicians may use a more pleasant, covering smell to mask the odor until it fades. Where the odor deeply penetrated structural material like drywall or wood framing, it may be necessary to replace them. For curtains and upholstered furniture, we also have access to an extensive number of chemical agents designed to lift odor-causing particles out of those surfaces. 

For more information on what SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can do for your home, or to schedule a service call to your home, contact our office today at (323) 255-1000. We are here for you.

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

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling tiles Call SERVPRO's professionals for assistance with any level of water damage remediation.

Professional Commercial Water Damage Restoration You Can Count On

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) systems. 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. 

Building Materials After Water Damage

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 / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 now.

How Can I Restore My Glendale Home After A Flood?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water Storms can bring flooding and water damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

Hire SERVPRO Restoration Teams to Clean and Restore Your Glendale Home

Every Glendale home suffers after a disaster of any kind. Flooding, though, continues to cause problems until all of the water and the soaked, damaged property is removed from the home.

All SERVPRO has to do is Pump Out the Water, Right?

No, stopping Glendale flood damage only starts with water removal. SERVPRO technicians use the latest equipment available to rapidly pump out flooding from your home, but that won’t eliminate every threat. Our team members also draw water out of personal and structural property like sofas and wall panels, dispose of items too damaged for restoration, and spray every affected surface with an antibacterial agent to reduce threats and stop mold growth.

How Do You Get Water Out of Walls?

For paneling, technicians use the following devices to remove trapped moisture:

  • Air movers that generate a warm airflow which carefully pushes moisture out into the air without cracking or splitting drywall and other panels.
  • Fans to draw the cool, moisture-filled air away from affected rooms, which speeds up the natural evaporation rate.
  • Dehumidifiers to pull water out of the air, which increases the efficiency of the other devices.

Our restoration teams also use these devices to dry out sofas and other furniture. Team members place each piece on blocks or pallets and use the fans to increase air circulation all around them.

Why Is Flood Water a Risk?

Water that flows in from outside carries soil and other contaminants. SERVPRO technicians spray every surface affected by the flood to neutralize bacteria. This action, along with removing the water, also helps to reduce the possibility of mold growing inside your home, causing another disaster as we eliminate the first one.

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale today at (323) 255-1000 to get started on removing flood water. We are here to help you return your residence into your home once again.

Mold Remediation Companies in Eagle Rock

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo If your property is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Mold Remediation Companies Like SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale Saves Eagle Rock Homes

Many homeowners don't realize that mold can be more menacing than merely an aesthetic problem. Apart from the much-talked-about health effects, mold can also cause structural damage to your home, especially if it is not brought under control. Hiring mold remediation companies like SERVPRO can save your Eagle Rock home from the damaging effects of mold. 

Mold remediation companies in Eagle Rock like SERVPRO can conduct mold inspections, remediations, and cleanup to prevent the problem from getting out of control. If mold is left unmitigated, it can spread easily throughout the building, causing serious damage to the structure itself and the contents. As mold feeds on organic matter, an infestation can start to rot the structural components of the building, such as wood and insulation. Mold spores can also get into the HVAC system and spread all over your home within a matter of days.  

Why Hiring SERVPRO Mold Specialists of Eagle Rock is a good idea? 

Trying to remove mold by yourself can cause more damage than benefits. It pays to hire professional mold specialists from SERVPRO as they can-

  • Discover all the mold in your home: Not all mold in your home is visible; professionals can easily spot it using their experience and equipment. 
  • Prevent mold from spreading: SERVPRO professionals prevent the spread of mold spores by carefully eliminating the affected material and effectively containing the damage using containment barriers. 
  • Identify and eliminate the source of mold problem: High moisture content is the biggest contributing factor for mold growth. SERVPRO techs can address this issue and prevent mold from recurring in the future. 

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for any mold-related queries.