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

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

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

Remediating Mold Damage to Los Angeles Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

Save Your Flooring and Wall Structure From Water Damage In Glendale

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reducing and Then Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Glendale

9/2/2018 (Permalink)

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

Complicated Water Loss Mitigation Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

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

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

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Due To The Geographic Location Of Los Angeles, Your Home May Suffer Flood Damage During A Storm

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Due To The Geographic Location Of Los Angeles, Your Home May Suffer Flood Damage During A Storm Storms can gain sudden traction and size, sometimes rendering the predicted severity of the rain and wind useless.

Your Home May Suffer Flood Damage During A Storm

Seaside cities are always hit harder by ocean-based storms than inland cities, and this could leave your home vulnerable to flood damage. Storms can gain sudden traction and size, sometimes rendering the predicted severity of the rain and wind useless. Intense winds and rains can cause flooding in the streets, and this flooding can carry debris along its currents. Large rocks, tree branches, or even street signs that are being carried along with the storm waters can break the basement window of your home. Suddenly, there is open access to your home, which allows the floodwaters to rush in and settle there.

The flood damage inside of your Los Angeles home impacted your basement entertainment room. The carpets are soaked through, the entertainment stand is waterlogged, and your furniture has been exposed. Upon finding the damage in your basement, and four inches of water, it is essential for you to call for professional help as soon as possible. The quicker professionals can address the damage, the more likely that remediation may be successful.

Upon calling SERVPRO, our team quickly gets ready and drives to your home. Our technicians can bring advanced technology with them that is made for remediating flood damage. Without these tools, removing the standing water from your home would be a much slower process.

SERVPRO can use pumps and wet/dry vacuums to remove the majority of the stagnant water in your basement. Once it is gone, SERVPRO can focus on removing as much moisture as we can from your furniture and carpets with an extractor. The tool has a heating element as well as powerful suction, making it an excellent tool for the job. Once as much moisture as possible has been removed, our technicians can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to handle any remaining moisture levels that need to be brought down.

If a severe ocean-based storm brings flood damage to your home, never wait to call for help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by dialing (818) 938-2985. Day or night, we're here to make it easier for you.

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How Commercial Water Removal Services in Los Angeles Prevents Downtime in Packing Plants

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Commercial Water Removal Services in Los Angeles Prevents Downtime in Packing Plants SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Packing and Warehouses Open in Los Angeles After a Major Water Loss

Experienced Technicians, Industry Leading Equipment and a Green Fleet Ready to Roll Mitigates Water Damage in Large Buildings

Water can invade your packing plant in Los Angeles from a damaged roof or a broken water line. Removing the water as soon as possible after you have finished making repairs keeps your business operations from falling behind schedule any more than necessary.
 
SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians have experience restoring businesses of all types after such disasters strike, and we begin by applying effective commercial water removal techniques in Los Angeles. We use industry-approved methods that help reduce current damage and prevent your facility from sustaining additional harm. Our machinery, equipment, and tools use the latest developments in restoration science and are crucial to our ability to successfully mitigate the affected site.
 
When our Green Fleet arrives, we begin extracting the water with the most suitable equipment. We use a range of extraction tools, from submersible pumps attached to our pump truck to small-sized wands that rapidly remove water from smaller areas and along walls, under low-lying equipment, and other tight spots. We know water travels across all surfaces, including horizontal ones, quickly and search for these hidden areas with moisture detection equipment. Infrared sensors can detect the cooler temperatures caused by displaced water, revealing the locations to us.
 
Once evaporated into the air, extraction of water vapor must occur to complete the restoration of your plant. SERVPRO crews set up desiccant machines so rapid drying occurs. Moisture condenses on cold metal frames and other structures within your business, making the application of air movers crucial. These lift moisture off surfaces so the desiccant machines can pull the last remaining moisture out of your interior environment. We can trailer in large units with our own power source to treat extremely large volumed warehouses and buildings.
 
This drying out of the air protects areas containing porous materials such as packing boxes, shipping labels, and other items. Once exposure to high moisture occurs, these materials can lose their functionality and create problems with fulfilling orders for your clients. We do everything we can to prevent such occurrences. Working with other businesses in our local area helps keep our economy healthy.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help your packing plant around Atwater Village or Highland Park quickly recover after a disaster involving intrusive water with our commercial water removal methods. Call our service at (818) 214-7516 for 24-hour service whenever you need us.

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We Offer Reliable Flood Damage Services In Glendale

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Offer Reliable Flood Damage Services In Glendale When your Glendale home floods from a storm, it is best to call a professional to assess the damage as soon as possible.

Reliable Flood Damage Services

When your Glendale home floods from a storm, it is best to call a professional to assess the damage as soon as possible. Flood waters contain harmful contaminants such as sewage, rodents, and chemicals and should be dealt with right away. Our team prides itself on making sure homeowners are safe after storm waters enter their home. We can restore your home and can preserve many of the items in your home when possible.

SERVPRO flood damage crews in Glendale are well trained and are ready to get to work when you need them. First, the team stops the source of water flowing into the home and then begins to extract the water. In most cases, they employ a truck-mounted extractor or a portable extractor to remove water from the structure quickly. The equipment that we use depends on the level of water in the home.

In flooding situations, our technicians may need to remove items from the structure. If so, we inventory all the contents before we pack and take them from home. Typically, your furniture, curtains, clothing, artwork and paper documents are sitting in inches or even a foot or more of water. When this happens, microbes can contaminate them, and our crew can remove, clean, disinfect and dry any items that are deemed salvageable and can discard contents that are unsalvageable. Our techs use industrial cleaning products, and EPA registered antimicrobials to clean toxic materials from your furniture and other items before they bring them back into your home.

Our crews can also utilize air scrubbers to clean the air as well as axial fans and air movers to help dry the structure. The team may also utilize dehumidifiers to force moisture from the area. Working fast to get you back into a safe home environment is our priority and objective.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale flood damage restoration services are close by, and our team is available 24/7 to assist you. If you experience a flood in your house, call us at (818) 214-7958 to schedule an appointment with us today.

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Keeping Your Dance Studio Open After Commercial Water Damage in Glendale

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Keeping Your Dance Studio Open After Commercial Water Damage in Glendale The kids who take lessons at your studio don't want to miss a chance to work on their skills. Contact SERVPRO in the event of water damage.

Team SERVPRO Effectively Remediates Your Water Damaged Business

Supporting the youth in the Glendale area by helping them engage in activities that develop their bodies and minds in positive directions improves our community in many ways. Your dance studio is one of many facilities that helps our younger generation grow. We know you want to provide your services within a risk-free building where your patrons, regardless of their age, can concentrate on learning.
 
SERVPRO assists businesses keep their doors open with fewer interruptions after commercial water damage in Glendale takes its toll. Our fast and efficient teams work with you to make this possible, from start to finish. We want you to keep your customers happy, and we do this by paying attention to your concerns regarding how the damage affects areas typically in use and then working with you to find workable solutions.
 
Uncovering the source of the water that caused the damage in the first place helps prevent such situations from becoming ongoing problems for you. We use state-of-the-art moisture detection device, including infrared technology, to determine these locations. We then discuss the available options with you and help you decide your best course of action to sufficiently prevent the problem again.
 
Our crews are skilled in drying out hardwood floors so these dry without cupping or curling. Heated mats placed on your floors help pull damaging moisture out from within the structures quickly. These mats have extraction tanks to gather this moisture, so it never ends up back in the air again. Fans that force concentrated air onto walls, or within them via flexible tubes, dry these structures out efficiently.
 
Leaks can cause water damage throughout your business and make these places unsafe. Ceiling tiles or other materials can slowly disintegrate in dressing areas, bathrooms, and offices. This can happen after leaks develop in your roof or a toilet begins leaking or overflows. Above mopboards might also show signs of problems caused by water from faulty exterior siding that permits rainwater to seep inside.
 
No matter how extensive water damage becomes inside your facility, SERVPRO can handle your restoration needs. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and other specialties. Removing only damaged materials and cleaning other items helps maintain a lower restoration bill for our customers. Cleaning areas of debris once we finish keeps the entire building free of harmful litter that might get tracked from one location to another.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale helps businesses stay functional with fewer door-closing interruptions when water damage situations arise. Contact us whenever your business needs professional restoration services. Our number is (818) 938-2985, and we answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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When Flood Damage Leads To Mold Growth In Your Highland Park Home

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Flood Damage Leads To Mold Growth In Your Highland Park Home Mold damages in your Highland Park home are not uncommon to see following high volumes of water.

When Flood Damage Leads To Mold Growth

With the heavy rains that come through the area in the months of July and August every year, your Highland Park home runs the risk of some unexpected flooding or substantial water damage. While this can prove detrimental on its own, inadequate cleaning and drying of these issues can lead to even worse conditions compounding on top of the troubles that you face.

Mold damages in your Highland Park home are not uncommon to see following high volumes of water. Often when the area is not cleaned and dried well enough, removing all of the moisture from the affected areas, mold spores in the environment have a chance to seat and thrive. This mold growth not only poses a risk to your family's health, but it can also erode and degrade the materials it chooses to colonize on, requiring them to get removed and replaced.

The trouble with identifying mold damage among present widespread water concerns is that you might not notice the musty odor or the look of mold growing amid the debris and damages. This scenario is where choosing professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team can help you get a better idea of the damage your home has sustained and the appropriate actions to follow to fix it.

Many homeowners opt for cheaper and unlicensed assistance in putting their flooded homes back to the way they used to be, and in turn, get unprofessional results. When the area does not get completely dried and the moisture entirely removed, mold can begin to grow and spread in as little as three days. Considering how long that it takes for many homes to get restored following flood damages even with SERVPRO restoration, this is not a large window of time.

However, as a homeowner in the area, you are likely aware of the persistent threats of flooding, especially this time of year. When you get posed with substantial water damages, fast action on your part can help you to avoid worsening conditions like mold and microbial growth. Give our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale technicians a call anytime you need us at (818) 290-8255.

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