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Can Restoration Technicians Get Rid of Electrical Fire Odors?

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

fire and smoke on electric wire plug indoors, electric short circuit causing fire on plug socket If a fire damages your home, Call SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Professionals Perform Fire Restoration for Eagle Rock Residences 24/7

One of the most frustrating aftereffects of a residential structure fire is the strong odors left behind by soot particles, burnt debris, and fire suppression efforts. Unfortunately, Eagle Rock homeowners’ consumer-grade cleaners and deodorizers cannot fully combat the effects of fire damage residues.

SERVPRO is ready to render fire restoration services for homeowners in Eagle Rock that return homes to a preloss state. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited techs are also licensed to provide residential contracting services (license #999460) as well as mold remediation (license #CMRC-82464).

How Can Homeowners Protect Against Residential Electrical Fires?

Eagle Rock property owners can minimize electrical fire risk with a variety of safety measures, including the following:

  • Avoid overloading outlets or power strips and the use of extension cables as a long-term power source.
  • Have your wiring inspected to ensure that it is up to code per the standards set by the National Electrical Code (NEC). A licensed electrician can mitigate potential faults such as rusty contacts in an outlet. A professional can also advise you on inspection intervals.
  • Use protective measures like surge protectors, ground-fault circuit interrupters, and arc-fault circuit interrupters.

What Deodorization Methods Do SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians Use?

SERVPRO odor control technicians (OCTs) rely on a diverse array of odor control tools for many surfaces. For example, thermal fogging addresses broad-spectrum deodorization needs with solvent-based deodorizers that are released in a dry smoke that penetrates surfaces.

Nonporous items, such as metals and plastics, benefit significantly from manual cleaning with agitation tools and EPA-registered antimicrobials. For heavier damages, such as charring on wood, abrasion cleaning may be necessary.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is ready to show you what makes our team Faster To Any Size Disaster when you call (323) 255-1000.

How Can Glendale Properties Avoid Damage after Water Intrusion

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home When water intrusion occurs, it can lead to unsanitary conditions. Water harms structure, structural components, and the contents of your home.

Hiring a Professional Water Damage Restoration Service Can Mitigate Losses. SERVPRO is Available for Residents of Glendale.

What does water restoration cover?
When water intrudes into your Glendale property, it can make the structure, structural components, and contents unsanitary. A lot of water loss recovery is achievable through targeted cleaning. Typical areas to focus the cleaning effort are walls, subfloors, and other restorable materials in the home. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize and implement effective cleaning strategies for a variety of materials commonly found in a household. We use both professional products and advanced cleaning equipment to return your home to a good, sanitary condition following a water intrusion event. Our focus is providing a speedy resolution to your water emergency.

Are carpets badly affected by water intrusions?
When performing water damage restoration in your Glendale home, our technicians' primary focus is to return the property to a sanitary state. Even a small amount of water on a carpet may require cleaning of the entire component. Tiny micro-organisms can spread undetected, which is why we offer a comprehensive cleaning strategy to combat potential secondary damages from mold, bacteria, or viruses. Cleaning and deodorizing a carpet can vary in both methodology and products depending on the types of damage and the types of fiber in the carpet construction. Where possible, SERVPRO technicians clean carpets in line with manufacturer instructions to minimize the potential for further losses. If manufacturer guidelines are not available, we can use our extensive materials and fiber knowledge to put in place an appropriate strategy using sensitive cleaning products to avoid causing harm.

How do carpet water damages differ?
    •    Inspect the carpet to determine whether dirt or soils are on the tips of fibers or pushed down to the roots as this can influence cleaning strategy
    •    Check whether fibers have become matted, which can result from foot traffic over the affected area. Carpets are up to 50% weaker when wet.
    •    Touch the carpet fibers to see whether they are sticky or stiff, as these can influence the aggressiveness of a cleaning approach.

What types of cleaning are useful for carpets?
There is a range of cleaning methodologies and strategies when it comes to restoration. We stock our vans with a full range of carpet cleaning products, as this can often be an area of damage where the most soiling occurs due to water intrusion. We may bring typical products to a job site that are carpet shampoos, preconditioners, and rinsing agents. Our equipment can vary from standard hot water extractors that use vacuums and heating elements to rotary machines and, in some cases, rotary jet extractors. This equipment can help return a carpet to its preloss condition without resorting to sourcing a replacement. We may also stock replacement carpet pads in case water migrates toward the subfloor.

What types of cleaning are used for water intrusion?
    •    Light soiling may require a hot water extraction followed by shampooing and bonnet cleaning.
    •    Medium levels of soiling may require implementing a deluxe preconditioning and rinsing agent on top of extraction and shampoo.
    •    Heavy soiling with long-term exposure requires both of the above and a rotary jet extractor and showcase cleaning strategy.

Do water restoration technicians fix contents?
Contents cleaning is a vital part of our services. There may be apparent materials that need to be cleaned, such as direct liquid exposure from the water intrusion event. However, it is crucial to evaluate contents within the structure at large. Certain items, like wood furnishes, can become soiled due to high humidity in the property. We can clean or polish these materials and identify any other clothes, fabrics, photographs, and hangings. Usually, we can store these contents on-site or send some of them for wet and dry cleaning services. Clothes can often be machine washed and deodorized in large quantities to return them to a preloss condition. SERVPRO pay special attention to high-value items like pianos, artwork, or electronics to ensure losses are kept under control.

What do the contents cleaning cover?
    •    Furnishings in the home as well as upholstery and draperies that may be adversely affected by a water intrusion event
    •    Individual items which include a wide variety from clothing to crockery and ornaments
    •    We endeavor to return your contents to their original position in the home after performing cleaning services to make water intrusion, “Like it never even happened.”

When water intrusion occurs, it can lead to unsanitary conditions. Water harms structure, structural components, and the contents of your home. To ensure a full recovery, you can contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000.

Water Damage Restoration Eagle Rock

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO for Eagle Rock Water Damage Restoration Services 

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale Now (323) 255-1000.

Wedged between the sprawling metropolitan areas of Glendale and Pasadena, Eagle Rock has a distinct look and charm that you are unlikely to find throughout Southern California. While considered a suburb of Los Angeles, Eagle Rock is home to more than 35,000 people and features a culturally diverse community that continues steady growth and urban development initiative that attracts more and more to the region. Much like Los Angeles and Glendale, this community is susceptible to rapidly forming weather conditions like torrential rainfall, windstorms, and even wildfires.

Eagle Rock Area Emergency Water Removal, Cleanup, and Restoration

  • Locally Owned/Operated
  • Large Loss Restoration Provider
  • Water Extraction, Drying, and Cleaning
  • Mold Inspections and Remediation 
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleaning
  • Commercial Cleaning and Remediation 
  • Fast and Reliable Response (323) 255-1000. 

Restoring Eagle Rock Properties After Water Damages

Small business is one of the backbones of the community. Because of the area's gentrification over the past 15 years, there has been an influx of younger residents moving into the area and modifying the business scape towards the modern era. While significant retailers still have a foothold in the neighborhood, small business owners are consistently working on effective strategies to bolster traffic and travelers, much like the I Heart Eagle Rock festival that occurs on Small Business Saturday every year and features live music, limited-time sales, and family-friendly activities. With such a high volume of shops and retailers along Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevards, our SERVPRO professionals must stay vigilant to provide fast and effective mitigation services when needed.

Because it is so close to Glendale, Eagle Rock has a much larger feel by bordering a city with more than 200,000 residents. This has made it a manageable location for film shoots for movies and music videos without the complications of managing inner city sets. Despite the growth, the community hasn't lost its history and charms. Many still flock to now historic businesses like Ruby Bakery, established back in 1983, and the proposed first fast-food location in Eagle Rock: Foster's Freeze, established in 1946. Protecting these treasures and diverse architecture in residential construction ranging from Georgian and Art Deco to Mission Revival falls to the fast response of our SERVPRO water restoration professionals when disasters strike.

Emergency Water Damage Scenarios for the Eagle Rock Area

  • Monsoon season structural damage
  • Broken appliances and fixtures
  • Overflowing toilets 
  • Clogged drains and sewage service lines 
  • Damaged/leaking roofs
  • Flooding 
  • Firefighting water cleanup

Why Choose SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale?

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Because of how centrally located our warehouse and headquarters are to the service area, we can often mobilize quickly to provide the most immediate mitigation solutions for damaged homes and businesses in the region.

Expertly Trained and Experienced Professionals

There are many endorsements and certifications necessary to encompass the wealth of knowledge and experience our SERVPRO professionals bring to a work area, including WRT (Water Restoration Technician), ASD (Applied Structural Drying), CDS (Commercial Drying Specialist), and AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician.)

Advanced Water Restoration Tools and Technologies

Our inventory of high-efficiency cleaning, drying, and restoration tools lead the industry. We can continually monitor the effectiveness of drying efforts and provide ideal extraction and drying approaches for each encountered scenario.

Questions or Concerns? We can help 24/7. Give SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale a call now at (323) 255-1000.

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Is Mold an Indicator of a Much Larger Problem in Eagle Rock?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by calling (323) 255-1000 when you need prompt, reliable assistance with mold damage cleanup.

When You Suspect Mold Damage, It Is Critical That You Have Expert Technicians Handle Cleanup Throughout Your Eagle Rock Commercial Property

All property managers and business owners must realize that mold growth is simply a symptom of some sort of water issue. If you have a suspicion that mold or mildew is developing within your Eagle Rock business, this is never something only cleaning with bleach will thoroughly remove. You must enlist the help of trained mold remediation technicians to identify the cause of the problem, then handle all of the cleaning and repairs. SERVPRO ensures your entire interior is thoroughly cleaned and then disinfected to keep mold and microbial growth from coming back.

What Caused the Mold Growth?

There are several potential causes for mold damage in Eagle Rock. Some of the more common reasons include:
    •    Consistently high humidity levels
    •    Persistent condensation
    •    Leaking plumbing fixtures or water pipes
    •    Roofing or window leakage
    •    Improperly cleaned up spills or flood damage
    •    Drainage issues from HVAC systems, and more

How Does Mold Remediation Work?

SERVPRO comes in to handle the water issue causing mold growth. We then have dehumidification equipment and specialized cleaning agents to restore your commercial interior to like-new condition. Because mold is known to cause potential health effects, our crew wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). We also put measures into place to help keep the spores from spreading into your building's unaffected areas.

During our mold remediation efforts, we remove and dispose of materials that have gotten contaminated with mold. This often includes carpeting, wood, and drywall. Full cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization help to keep musty mold odors from returning once we are gone. Should any areas of your interior call for rebuilding or reconstruction, we handle it all to ensure everything looks, “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by calling (323) 255-1000 when you need prompt, reliable assistance with mold damage cleanup.

Can Flood Losses In Glendale Be Reduced?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded An unexpected storm can lead to extensive damage to both your home and contents.

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Losses for Glendale Residents with Flood Damage. Contact Us Twenty-four hours a Day.

Can flood damage be reduced after the fact?
For many Glendale residents, storm-related flooding can be a traumatic event. While there are methods to prepare for flooding like reinforcing your roof or removing expensive furniture, there is little help in an emergency's immediate aftermath. SERVPRO technicians can help you to overcome flooding by performing vital mitigation acts quickly after a storm event.

Flood mitigation in Glendale may include actions like removing standing water from the home, drying inner rooms, or temporarily storing possessions at an offsite location. Contacting a qualified restoration service immediately after your insurer can go a long way to reducing the losses caused by a flood after the fact.

What preventative measures are useful for storm areas?
- Taking out a flood insurance policy
- Maintaining water disposal in the home such as basement sump pumps, gutters, and drainage
- Turning off water mains access ahead of time to avoid backups

Do floodwaters permanently damage furnishings?
Furnishings are frequently victims of flood damage for residents. We understand how many items may be difficult to replace in a home, so SERVPRO technicians are expertly trained in contents restoration. Larger items like sofas may benefit from temporary removal to a dry area where they can be thoroughly dehumidified to remove any excess moisture. Our technicians can also apply an extensive range of cleaning products and techniques to return upholstery to its preloss condition. By pre-testing on discrete areas of the fabric, we can avoid lasting damages of color-fade or spotting.

What restoration is available for furnishings?
- Thorough drying of the affected furniture
- Special services for leather, satin, or other unique upholsteries
- Buffering and mechanical cleaning of furniture fibers

An unexpected storm can lead to extensive damage to both your home and contents. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for assistance.

When Does Flooring Need Replacing After Water Disasters in Eagle Rock Homes?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech removing water damaged hardwood floor We have the expertise to know how to handle every sized water loss event.

Saturation Can Deteriorate and Degrade Supports and Flooring Materials Until it Cannot Support the Weight of Foot Traffic  

During water disasters, the spread and collection of pooling water often affect the flooring of Eagle Rock homes and businesses the most. Because there are often multiple types of flooring materials from one room to the next in a modern home, our SERVPRO professionals must arrive prepared to manage and handle the damages to each of these types. It is always our priority to restore when possible and only replace when water damage has become too severe, and physical damage has resulted.  

Water damage repairs for Eagle Rock homes are often a requirement when large water loss emergencies have occurred. Water disasters can move quickly through adjacent areas of the house to impact a large area while beginning to absorb into the porous materials exposed from appliance malfunctions and plumbing breaks to broken fixtures in bathrooms or kitchens. With pooling and standing water concerns, flooring is often among the most heavily affected by saturation and absorption concerns, especially carpet and wood flooring.  

When Are Carpeted Floors Too Damaged to Restore?  

As you might suspect, carpet is among the most sensitive to absorption and saturation concerns. Water often does not pool on carpeted floors until after the top layer and the padding layer underneath has become entirely saturated and cannot absorb any more. Drying these elements is not always possible, primarily when damages to the carpet have already formed, such as microbial growth on the underside of the fibers' backing material. Between our efforts to dry carpet, padding, or the underlying subflooring construction, we have several water removal tactics: 

  • Carpet Wands
  • Removing Padding
  • Centrifugal Air Movers 
  • Floor Mats  

If water cannot get removed from these materials, the only solution is to remove and discard them. This demolition might mean cutting out OSB and plywood if physical damage is evident on these materials under the padding. 

Can Wood Floors Require Replacement After Water Damage?  

Wood plank flooring is often finished to provide a natural sheen and pleasing aesthetic for the house. As wood is already a semi-porous material, the added varnish or lacquer can offer an additional layer of protection from direct absorption. With prolonged exposure of standing water, moisture can penetrate this thin coating to get in between planks, underneath this layer, and ultimately in the wood itself. Understanding the progression of water damage through these materials and what phases might be necessary is vital to protect the property immediately.  

  • Stages of Water Damage – Surface water is where extraction is the easiest to achieve. Water removal is still possible with trapped moisture with drying mats. Bound water is when the moisture bonds with the wood to distort and warp it, requiring removal.  
  • Controlled Demolition – Physical damage to wood plank is irreversible, meaning that once warping at plank seams occurs, these areas of the floor must get removed and later replaced. 
  • Environmental Testing – Testing the environment and space around materials can indicate the potential presence of mold. Microbial threats might require further demolition.  

Can Mold Become a Legitimate Concern with Saturated Structural Elements?  

As suggested with wood damage, microbial growth's potential is likely when moisture exposure in Eagle Rock has persisted for more than a couple of days. While you might not initially recognize signs of mold growth, environmental testing conducted by industrial hygienists and third party mold inspector agencies can indicate when mold remediation might be necessary for your property. This air sampling can show definitive results from a third-party vendor impartial to your property's restoration and recovery.  

What Repairs and Reconstruction Tasks Can SERVPRO Provide?  

We strive to provide a comprehensive approach for the restoration and recovery of your damaged home after a water disaster. Our teams consist of contractors on our roster for general build back and mold reconstruction and skilled technicians accredited from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have the appropriate personnel to help your house through almost every obstacle in the way of the completed restoration.  

  • Plumbing Repairs 
  • Drywall Replacement
  • Floor Reinstallation 
  • Floor Refinishing  

Water restoration often requires a combination of water removal, drying, cleaning, and repairs. This full-service approach to your property's recovery ensures that we are the one-stop-shop you need after disasters strike. Give our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale team a call anytime that you need us at (323) 255-1000. 

Should I Apply Water to Smoke Deposits, Soils, and Residues in Glendale?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire Deciding on the most effective restoration method requires careful assessment and planning of the types of damage sustained in the property.

Introducing Water to Smoke Residues Can Cause Further Damage. SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Services in Glendale Can Mitigate and Restore your Home Professionally.

Is it wrong to apply water to smoke-damaged surfaces?
We have extensive experience working with residents in Glendale to help them overcome the aftermath of a fire. While water can be an effective measure to clean surfaces of smoke residues, the introduction of water is usually reserved for a later restoration stage- once other options are exhausted. Dry soots, for example, often respond better to mechanical action than water. Mechanical movement focuses on producing friction, which can dislodge soots from surfaces. It can be a useful measure, especially on surfaces or materials that may respond negatively to the introduction of chemicals or water-based cleaning methods. SERVPRO recommends that you perform light vacuuming over smoke residues before introducing liquids as this is a low-risk method of dislodging soot particles from surfaces.

What tools do professionals use for dislodging soot and smoke residues?
When performing fire damage restoration for Glendale residents, SERVPRO technicians have several tools at their disposal. In large quantities, dry soots may be tough to remove with household vacuum cleaners. These dry soot deposits may need massive agitation to dislodge them from surfaces. We use roto pads and brushes, which rotate rapidly and can be effective at buffering or polishing solid surfaces like wooden floors or metal surfaces. Blast cleaning is an even more aggressive strategy that fires tiny particles of sand, dry ice, CO2, or baking soda against the surface to wear away exterior layers of dry soots and smokes. Blast cleaning can hurt porous surfaces, so our technicians perform a careful assessment of the area before using heavy agitation equipment.

What household items are useful for dislodging dry soots?
- Dry cleaning sponges are useful on dry soots but spread oily deposits
- Feather dusters and dusting clothes with a light mineral oil
- Crumbly cleaner which is useful on fragile surfaces like photos or artwork

Deciding on the most effective restoration method requires careful assessment and planning of the types of damage sustained in the property. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000.

Does Carpeting Need Removal After Water Disasters?

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet folded back Water can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Damage to the flooring is typical with water disasters and requires mitigation solutions like moisture removal, but often demolition and replacement in more advanced stages of exposure.

Flooring can often be one of the first materials in your Glendale home compromised by water disasters. Pooling on the floors can quickly turn into the absorption of these materials like carpet and wood planks. While wood can have lower permeance than fibers of the carpet, this flooring material can still ultimately become oversaturated without extraction and drying. Removing trapped water in carpeted floors involves multiple tools including:

  • Carpet Wands
  • Weighted Extractors
  • Air Movers
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Floor Mat Drying Systems 

More often, with substantial loss situations, water damage repair in Glendale homes is necessary. When our team first arrives, assessment of the flooring conditions can determine when padding or carpet layers must be removed and discarded. It can often become more cost-efficient to replace these materials than to clean and dry them after prolonged exposure. Eliminating saturated layers above the subflooring can often allow for more efficient drying of this underlayment and base layer to prevent costlier reconstruction and repairs. 

How Likely is Irreparable Subflooring Damages? 

Prolonged exposure of the surface layers of carpeted floors leads to migrating moisture that saturates the OSB board, plywood, and other underlying materials to support the floor's weight and traffic. If acted upon quickly, our SERVPRO team can recognize the upper layers' oversaturation to focus on drying subflooring materials directly. Removal and discarding of carpet and padding can allow for the placement of drying mats to draw out moisture before irreparable damages occur. 

Whether it is damaged flooring or the need for surface water removal, you can count on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale team to help. Give us a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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Does It Matter Which Water Damage Disaster Company I Hire for Cleanup in Glendale?

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicle SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

A Rock-Solid Foundation in Rebuilding and Construction Plus Industry Best Practices Training in Disaster Mitigation and Remediation Place SERVPRO’s Glendale Water Cleanup Team in the Lead.

Water damage in your Glendale home can span a range of circumstances, from a minor inconvenience to a catastrophe. You need to retain a restoration company that scales its response to the specifics of your scenario. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely works efficiently, with the risk of overdoing an uncomplicated cleanup or failing to discover all aspects of the damage in a convoluted situation. It is a bonus to find a company that can take the cleanup from the initial call for help through any rebuilding or repairs needed. 

Why Should I Hire Professional Help for Water Cleanup?

Water cleanup operations in Glendale can sound like a simple matter of mopping or running a wet-vac until you understand the unrelenting tendency of water to invade a structure any way it can. When our technicians pursue their basic training with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), one of the first “truths” about water damage learned is that wet goes to dry. This principle helps explain why the spill or spray from a burst pipe can seemingly disappear. You cannot count on any residual water left after a quick mop-up to evaporate swiftly. Instead, it is likely to find cracks or crevices to flow through, seeking dry porous material to soak into and cause severe damage. Finding and extracting and drying out that hidden moisture is crucial to resolving a water cleanup project. The skills and equipment needed for this detection work and subsequent resolution are what professionals bring to the equation.

What Are the First Phases of Water Cleanup as Completed by Professionals?

  • Conversation and Safety Assessment
  • Expect the project manager from SERVPRO to listen carefully to your account of the events leading up to the water loss. No one knows the unique configurations of a house better than the owner, so we leverage any information you can share. Then we evaluate the potential for safety hazards such as:
    • Slip, trip, and fall potential
    • Electric shock or electrocution possibility
    • Structural cavities holding water, including overhead or between walls that threaten collapse
    • Confined spaces with limited exits and low hanging or narrow configurations 
    • Contamination of water by dirt, chemicals, or infectious waste
  • Hazards identified are then controlled so that Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can work safely, and shield your family from harm.
    • Electricity temporarily shut down
    • Weakened or water-filled structures have supports installed and carefully located weep holes or flood cuts performed by our construction division to release trapped water as safely as practicable. 
    • Work in confined spaces is only done by a team or using pumps or extensions to limit the chance of harm while still completing the needed tasks.
    • Technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to work with contaminated fluids, containing the dirty water for lawful disposal.
  •  Testing with Sensitive Devices

Following the migration of water into porous materials and cavities requires the use of moisture detectors, meters, and occasionally infrared cameras. These tools help our trained technicians to define the outline of the water incursion. They also provide data about the level of the water absorption into building materials, giving our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) team baseline readings for drying goals. 

What Can I Expect During the Water Extraction and Drying Processes?

  • Extraction Services 

Water deeper than two inches is evacuated via submersible pumps, usually disposed of into a treated sewer line. We suction residual liquid water with truck-mounted or portable extractors. Aggressive extraction is crucial to facilitating prompt and thorough structural drying.

  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Data gathered earlier helps determine drying goals. Technicians position the following equipment to sweep water-saturated air from wet surfaces and capture the vapor for disposal:
    • Air movers
    • Heaters (if needed to raise temperature to speed evaporation)
    • Dehumidifiers

What if Building Materials Need Repair or More After Drying Completes?

Our construction helped with skillful partial and controlled demolition during safety assessments and controls. Returning to your home to repair and build back damaged or removed structures is an essential part of our full-service approach to water cleanup.

The dedicated team at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is well-prepared to meet your water cleanup needs, no matter how straightforward or complex. Give us a call at (323) 255-1000 to explore the services we offer and how we can help.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 999460

CSLB: 999460

Residential: 999460

Commercial: 999460

Mold Remediation: CMRC-82464

What Could Lead To Problems If Overlooked During Restoration Of Fire Damage In My Eagle Rock Business?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Burned wood frame of the inside of a building. SERVPRO will help get your burned Eagle Rock business back in order in no time.

SERVPRO Helps Streamline Fire Restoration Processes at Eagle Rock Business Premises Ensuring Unnecessary Problems Do Not Crop Up

Having to close down your business because of a fire is not something to anticipate. However, a fire can occur at any time, forcing such an undesirable outcome. Although restoration of the affected areas at your Eagle Rock business premises to their preloss state is your central concern, you should not forget to protect other interests.

What additional interests need addressing while restoring fire incidents?

  • Meeting your insurer's standards in protecting the loss site
  • Organizing materials and documents
  • Streamlining decision making 

Your insurance cover may give you the confidence that any financial loss from the fire incident is covered. However, insurance companies expect you to do everything possible, including boarding up or installing tarps over openings to protect your Eagle Rock business after the fire is extinguished. Calling a professional restoration service is what most insurance carriers expect because individual efforts or using regular maintenance crews might not protect your business premises adequately.

What do I need to organize at a fire loss site?

  • The information you need to make a claim
  • The wastes that accumulate from damaged materials
  • Salvaged items

A disorganized approach to fire restoration can lead to complications or unnecessary costs. For instance, placing a claim with your insurer is likely to proceed smoothly when you present precise estimates, loss notes, and backup documentation. Our SERVPRO team makes it easier to keep all types of records, including photos and videos, using DryBook™, specially developed for managing restoration projects.

Haphazard accumulation of materials at the loss site can also interfere with the restoration. Materials accumulate for various reasons, including moving items around or demolition of drywall, ceiling, and other stuff charred by fire or soaked by the water used to quell the fire. Our team provides various resources, including heavy-duty plastic bags and large trash cans for organized trash collection.

Restoration of fire-damaged property can run smoother when a professional assists. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 when you need assistance. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can My Grandmother’s Armoire in Glendale Be Restored After Water Damage?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water overflowing from an orange sink Water can damage you personal items and you might want to see if you can get them restored. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Has Restoration Experts Who Can Answer All Your Glendale Restoration Questions

If your home has undergone a water intrusion due to something like a burst pipe, it can quickly spread throughout your Glendale home. This situation can mean damage to belonging that are precious to you.

Is it Possible to Restore Wood Furniture with Water Damage?

As a company that strives to provide quality water restoration in Glendale, we see all kinds of water-damaged items. These can range from clothing to furniture. Many of these items are things such as armoires, dressers, and coffee tables. When wood or wood composition, furniture gets exposed to water, several problems can arise. These include:

  • Water spots on the finish
  • Swelling and cracking
  • Weakening of the joints

Depending on the extent of the damage, restoration may be possible. Specialized wood care products can remove water spots in some instances. Having the item refinished is an option that is not always as cost-effective as replacing the item. In the case of a family heirloom, you may wish to go that route. Our crew will always discuss your options and costs involved before moving forward with any restoration project.

Wood Composition Furniture

While a family heirloom is not going to be made of particleboard, you may still have furniture that is damaged. Particleboard is covered with laminate and doesn’t hold up well when it comes in contact with water. The main problem is the laminate resists water, but the particleboard side absorbs a lot of water. This results in warping. Typically these items are easier to replace than to repair.

Don’t assume your heirlooms are lost if you experience any water loss in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255 - 1000 for expert water restoration service.

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How Can I Restore My Glendale Home After A Fire?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

A small black house with a fire on top of it. Let SERVPRO help, don't let fire odor take over your Glendale home after a fire.

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, contact our office today at (323) 255-1000. We are here for you.

Do Water Restoration Tasks that Seem Simple End Up Difficult to Address?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Handling Water Damage Restoration Tasks in Glendale Regularly Helps SERVPRO Tackle Restoration Processes with Ease Because of Better Experience

Water leaks often affect homes after pipes clog, tubs or toilets leak, and water heaters malfunction. In most circumstances, the damage caused by such intrusions is insignificant, so that you can deal with it on your own. However, when damage is significant, professional assistance is necessary to restore your Glendale property to its preloss state. Sometimes, the damage that seems minor can end up being problematic.

Which typical damages are not as simple as they seem?

The two main reasons water damage restoration in some sections of your Glendale home can be tougher to address than you expect include the damage necessitating demolition to reach the deteriorated materials, or minimal signs of the underlying damage being visible. Some typically tricky problems to deal with include:

  • Damp floors
  • Roof leaks 
  • Wet walls
  • Wet assemblies such as cabinets and stairs

Any form of dampness in the house is not ideal because it leads to bad smells, deterioration of materials, and even staining. The dampness you notice on the floors can develop for different reasons, including failure to dry any water that spills on the surfaces, poor subfloor ventilation, blocked vents, or water pooling under the house. 

Drying a damp floor requires different steps, including removing the traces of moisture that you observe on the surface. Our SERVPRO technicians help expedite this by using air movers to increase air currents over the wet areas, thus boosting evaporation. We can also use a dehumidifier to extract the evaporated moisture from the air. However, depending on what causes the problem, the solution may require additional steps.

What additional steps help resolve a damp floor situation?

  • Removing rubbish such as leaves on the subfloor
  • Unblocking any clogged vents
  • Removing any water pooling under the floor

Our SERVPRO crews inspect the house to establish whether any of these issues are present at your property. For instance, we can check whether rain gutters are correctly installed directing water away from the structure, thus preventing pooling beneath the house. We also remove any trash and unclog vents. Fixing the underlying issue helps ensure that any drying steps taken have a long-term outcome. In the case of concrete floors, we might need to do some demolition to aid drying or to install damp-proofing membranes, in case it is an old structure.

How do roof leaks complicate the restoration processes?

Fixing a leak in the roof might seem like a straightforward process of finding the hole and plugging it. However, several issues crop up during the process delaying results or complicating it in other ways. In most cases, you realize there is a leak in the roof when you notice stains on the ceiling or walls. The stains might not appear directly under the opening in the roof since the water might travel along trusses first before dripping on the ceiling or walls. Therefore, the first aspect that complicates restoration is identifying the leak point on the roof.

Our SERVPRO technicians use approaches such as dividing the roof into small sections then hosing each section at a time to identify where water penetrates the structure. In the case of a small puncture, we can use silicone as a temporary solution or replace the damaged materials to address the issue permanently. For bigger leaks, we can install roof tarps over the entire roof section to offer protection until the problem is resolved.

After dealing with the water intrusion point, there is a need to fix the damage on the affected materials, including ceiling or wall panels and the supporting frames. Our technicians perform controlled demolition around the affected area for better access. In most cases, electrical wiring and other utilities pass through the ceiling and wall cavities making the demolition process risky. However, our crews are well trained and equipped to handle such procedures safely.  

After removing the wall or ceiling panels, we assess the underlying materials, such as insulation, to determine whether we can salvage or remove them. We can salvage some types of insulation, such as fiberglass, since it does not lose insulating properties when wet. Drying the structural support such as trusses and frames can also present some challenges since they are semi-porous and therefore take time to release the absorbed water. Our technicians help improve the drying process by using sophisticated drying options such as setting up drying chambers within the ceiling cavity to help contain air movements for improved drying.

Water damage in your Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles, or Atwater Village home can turn out to be more problematic than you expect. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help you find the right solutions. Call us at (323) 255-1000. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Do I Need Licensed Mold Remediators to Handle a Minor Eagle Rock Mold Outbreak?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation Can Be Tricky; SERVPRO’s Highly Trained Technicians Are Well-Suited to Abate Unexpected Complications in Your Eagle Rock Home 

When you notice evidence of mold in your Eagle Rock abode, it might seem easy. Brush off the feathery growth of mold organisms, spray the surface with a bleach solution, and feel good to go.  

The Mold Keeps Coming Back! What Can I Do? 

Unfortunately, mold remediation in Eagle Rock often encounters abrupt setbacks for the do-it-yourselfer. Understanding the life cycles of the roughly 100,000 identified fungi that can infest a home clarifies why remediation professionals obtain superior and more long-lasting results in circumstances where the mold growth is more pervasive than initially feared.  

  • Mold spores exist everywhere in the environment, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Until mold spores encounter water, they cause little harm to structures.
  • Mold spores awaken and begin to multiply, given time (24 to 48 hours) and exposure to moisture. Their hyphae (roots) infiltrate porous building materials containing organic substances such as drywall (cellulose). 

What Does Professional Mold Remediation Do Differently? 

Certified and licensed mold remediators follow research-based protocols from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), why SERVPRO crews are confident in their efforts. We look past the surface mold damage, seeking current or old water damage that fueled the mold outbreak, even behind walls or other cavities. Mold needs only water and oxygen to thrive. Our plan for remediation always includes: 

  • Containment of the area -- often with 1.6 polyethylene wrap and air scrubbing equipment to seal edges and force airborne debris through HEPA filters
  • Removal of mold and irreparably damaged building materials -- using brushing, scraping, and controlled abrasion of some porous surfaces with soda or another type of blasting, removing the colonies and incapacitating deeply entwined hyphae
  • Vacuuming and wiping down surfaces to remove traces of mold residues 
  • Application of EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit a rapid rebound
  • Arrangement for water loss elimination 

Our trained and licensed mold remediation crews are why SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is uniquely qualified to help you with any size fungal infestation. Call us at (323) 255-1000 for a consultation. 

More about Eagle Rock

Contractor Licenses:

General: 999460

CSLB: 999460

Residential: 999460

Commercial: 999460

Mold Remediation: CMRC-82464

How Can I Restore My Glendale Home After A Flood?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale today at (323) 255-1000 to get started on removing flood water.

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 anti-bacterial agent to reduce health threats and stop mold growth.

How Do You Get Water Out of My 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 Health 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.

How Long Does It Take to Restore a Glendale Home After a Fire?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen with microwave Regardless of which room is affected, team SERVPRO can offer effective mitigation services to meet the needs. Call right away.

Calling in Trained Technicians from SERVPRO to Your Glendale Home Gets the Fire Restoration Accomplished Faster

Acting fast after you suffer a fire loss in your home is the best way to ensure the cleanup gets underway. The faster that you call in a restoration team to handle the damage, the easier it is to minimize the loss. SERVPRO has the skilled technicians and all of the equipment necessary to address the devastation in your Glendale home. You must not have only a rapid cleanup of all charred debris throughout your interior, but also moisture detection to pick up any areas where water is present from extinguishing the flames. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have crews available 24/7 for emergency service.

When Can Restoration Begin?

Once you have a fire in your home and first responders extinguish the fire, you can give our team a call to set a crew in motion to help with fire restoration in Glendale. After the emergency crew on the scene tells us that your home is safe to enter, we can begin the assessment phase. Our crew chief takes a look at the interior, inspects structural elements, and takes note of the damage. This allows us to formulate a detailed plan of action on how to proceed, including the right equipment for the job. Early mitigation is best to cut down on the onset of secondary damage, which then reduces the costs.

What Does Professional Fire Restoration Mean?

We are available for total fire damage cleanup and restoration of your interior in Glendale. Once our crew finishes all phases of the project, your home will be “Like it never even happened.” We take the time to address any areas where soot and smoke residue settled, including tight cracks and crevices. All debris and charred building materials get removed so that we can start in on the restoration and replacement phases. We always work as efficiently as possible while using all of our resources, such as:

  •   Removal of any personal belongings in the fire-loss zone with our pack-out services. Items get relocated where they get cleaned carefully by our trained restoration team.
  •   We handle the removal of soot from each surface to inhibit corrosion and further damage.
  •   We assign technicians to each job, including cleaning the walls, ceilings, and other surface areas.
  •   All of the structural elements of your building are scrutinized to ensure safety.
  •   If any foul odors from smoke penetrated the wall cavities, we could also remove a couple of inches of your insulation to replace them with fresh insulation. 

How is Professional Restoration Different from Traditional Cleaning Methods?

Even with your best efforts, it is challenging to remove the charred mess and stubborn odors that a fire incident leaves behind. We always suggest calling in the help of our IICRC-certified technicians for a variety of reasons, such as:

  •   With the amount of water or chemicals that first responders used to put out the fire, particular caution must be taken. We utilize expert extraction techniques with our equipment and tools that help speed up the process.
  •   There can be toxic debris and residue left with any fire loss. Because of this, our team wears personal protective equipment (PPE) so that we can manage the job safely.
  •   Professional assessment is required for various structural elements of your home. We take a look at the ceilings, walls, and supports to determine stability and safety.
  •   The equipment, methods, and techniques that we use to address the buildup of soot depend on the surfaces and materials impacted. We follow standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) on each fire loss we get called to.
  •   We clean and deodorize your interior to wrap up the job with the help of EPA-registered disinfectants and cleaning agents.

Will There Be Lingering Odors?

Many homeowners say that one of the worst areas to tackle after a fire incident is the foul smell that the soot and smoke residue leaves behind. The odor left from the burnt materials can travel throughout your ventilation system. We have a variety of methods to address odors to ensure your interior is free of any reminders of the fire, including:

  •   Sealants for use on your walls as well as your HVAC system 
  •   Air scrubbers
  •   Thermal foggers
  •   Hydroxyl generators

Not all of the deodorizers that we have in a liquid form get disbursed through a fogger or mister. We also have products that can be added to cleaning mixes for items that we are restoring by hand. If some of the odors in your home are tougher than others, they may require overnight treatment with solvent-based mixtures.

You can count on us at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale to handle your fire restoration needs. If you would like to have a crew deployed to your location, give us a call at (323) 255-1000.

What Can I do to Repair My Burnt Wood Frame After a Fire?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Home on fire SERVPRO can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate incident.

SERVPRO Can Conduct Specialized Techniques to Restore the Burnt Structure of your Glendale Home

Sometimes when flames flare up inside your house in Glendale, the blaze can consume and burn several of your building materials and structural components. Your wooden frame can sometimes get charred so severely that your house's structure becomes weak.

How can you fix my structure if my wood framing becomes weak in spots?

In some more severe fire damage restoration projects in Glendale, the heat coming from the blaze can cause charring or scorching of your building's frame. When the charring results in a loss of structural integrity, our SERVPRO technicians can replace sections of your framing to restore your structure's strength. We have both a general contractor license and a residential contractor license under the California State License Board #999460. If the charring is only on the surface of your wooden structural components, then we can remove the burnt materials by sanding, scrubbing, or sandblasting. As a final step, we can then use specialized sealant paint to seal any in foul odors remaining in the materials.

What can you do if my structural components are stained by soot residues?

Cleaning light or moderate residues- When working to eliminate moderate soots, we can employ dry cleaning methods such as wiping the affected areas down with a dry sponge. If the surface is non-porous, then we can apply water-based detergents to clean the affected wood framing.

Removing heavy residues- Heavier residues can require more abrasive removal methods such as blasting with dry ice, soda ash, or ground corn cobs. Blasting usually only removes a small amount of the surface of your wooden framing materials.

Sealing- When removing soot residues, we prefer to implement abrasive blasting or cleaning methods to get all of the soils from the surface of your structural components. However, when other removal efforts fail, we can seal the affected areas to prevent foul odors from existing.

If the wood frame inside your house Highland Park or Atwater Village ever gets burnt or charred, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 any day of the week.

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A Fire Has Damaged My Apartment Complex, Who Can Help Me Restore It?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

A fire burning in a commercial building. Let SERVPRO take care of your Eagle Rock business. We know how important your business is.

Contact SERVPRO to Handle the Commercial Fire Damage at Your Eagle Rock Apartment Complex 

As the owner of a multi-family dwelling, the news of a fire on the property can be heartbreaking. The most common causes of fires are smoking, cooking accidents, electrical faults, and flammable liquids. After a fire in your Eagle Rock apartment complex, it is essential to know what to do. 

What should I do immediately after receiving information about the fire?

After an incident of commercial fire damage at your Eagle Rock apartment complex, you should take the right steps towards restoring your property quickly. You should call SERVPRO so that the restoration process can start soon. The other things you need to do include:

  • Notifying all the tenants about the fire and that it may be hazardous to enter the property.
  • Try to determine what caused the fire for insurance purposes and to understand the right and next steps to take.
  • Inform your insurance company about the incident. Your insurer can send adjusters and investigators to your property.
  • Document the damage to your property by capturing images or videos. This can help you get the proper compensation from your insurance firm.
  • Secure your property from vandals, trespassers, and the elements of weather.

How quickly should I begin restoring my property? 

It is critical to begin restoring your apartment complex as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO team can remove the ruined materials, clean, and repair your units. Cleaning and restoration services reduce the cost of fire damage claims. They are more cost-effective than replacement and resurfacing. Our team can apply the elements and principles of cleaning to restore materials to their preloss state. We can also repaint structural surfaces, recover some upholstered contents, and refinish wood contents.

Why is rapid cleanup so important? 

Ash and smoke residues can cause most surfaces to discolor the longer they remain in apartments. Plastic items also discolor quickly. Within hours the finishes and fiberglass on appliances can start to turn yellow, and metal can begin to tarnish. After a few days, ash can cause permanent discoloration of walls and items made of fabric because it is acidic. After some weeks, metal can start to erode, and windows and other items made from glass can become permanently etched. Beginning the cleanup process soon prevents these issues.

How can SERVPRO restore my apartment complex?

We can clean the fire and smoke damage with extreme care and thoroughness. We have suitable products and equipment for water removal, comprehensive cleanup, and treatment of surfaces and deodorization of unpleasant smells.

After a fire loss in your apartment complex, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can take the right steps to restore it to its preloss condition. Call us any time at (323) 255-1000.

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Eliminating Flood Damage In Glendale

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

home flooded after a storm SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale saves structures and contents with mitigation that keeps it looking, “Like it never even happened.”

Eliminating Flood Damage Contaminants From a Glendale Home

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, flooding leads to more than $40 Billion in damages per year. The United States alone comprises 20% of this damage at an $8 billion annual average. Many areas of California may get only half or less of the 38" rainfall average, but flooding from the Los Angeles River can still affect your home.

If your Glendale home endures flood damage and needs an emergency response team, SERVPRO technicians are ready to extract moisture, sanitize your home, and preserve its contents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This SERVPRO team is also licensed to provide general and residential contracting services to restore your home (#999460), as well as mold remediation in the event of microbial growth due to floodwaters (#CMRC-82464).

What Makes Floodwaters Hazardous

Flooding presents a diverse array of risks for homeowners to avoid, both in their homes and on the road, including:

    •    Damaged infrastructure, such as downed power lines
    •    Sewage and livestock waste
    •    Industrial by-products such as household cleaners, medical waste, and industrial chemicals
    •    Displaced rodents and insects
    •    Physical obstructions including lumber and vehicles

With that in mind, how can you protect yourself? The ideal solution is to stay out of the water. However, if you do have to cross through floodwaters, there are precautions you can take to minimize risk. These include wearing nonporous clothing like rubber boots and gloves, sterilizing wet clothes after use, and sanitizing any injuries, no matter how small, as soon as possible.

SERVPRO's Sanitation Tools & Techniques

Depending on the extent of flooding, SERVPRO techs may directly spray down surfaces with an EPA-registered disinfectant. If waters have receded and saturated walls and flooring, however, removing contaminants and porous materials that have absorbed floodwaters is a must for maintaining sanitary conditions. Sheetrock or drywall affected by flooding is typically cut out starting at a point twelve inches above water levels and is replaced during the reconstruction process.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale saves structures and contents with mitigation that keeps it looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (323) 255-1000 for service that starts within hours of your initial contact.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Eagle Rock, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale today at (323) 255-1000 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

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

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

yellow diamond storm damage sign in front of dented roof Make sure that your storm damaged roof does not allow additional water to gain entry into the home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

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 that you need fast so that you can 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 loss
  •   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 plays 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 loss 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 there is 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 right 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 as well as 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.

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

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

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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 immediate impact of water damage in Glendale properties is usually taken on by the infrastructure of the home. 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.

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 important 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 appearance.

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.

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.

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What Options Do I Have For My Glendale Commercial Flood Damage?

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

A man sitting on a desk floating in water. Even the smallest flood can keep your business from operating at fullest potential, Let the experts at SERVPRO repair any flood damage you may have.

What SERVPRO Can Do For Your Commercial Flood Damage In Glendale.

Even with minor flooding, the potential for damage to a business can be much more than first understood. Water cannot be allowed to just simply evaporate; it penetrates the surface it covers and gets into sub-flooring too quickly. It absorbs through paint and into walls even faster.

Flood damage to Glendale businesses starts completely out of sight. SERVPRO restoration technicians know from experience that wood floors begin to warp and split in just a day or two. Sheetrock (drywall) that has absorbed water begins to disintegrate just as quickly; even worse, it becomes a perfect food source for mold spores to expand and grow.

To restore your business to its original state, our technicians are trained to strict IICRC standards. Each office has an extensive inventory of equipment to ensure every possible source of damage is cleaned. We keep a team of professionals on call 24-hours a day to ensure we can get to work within hours or even minutes after you call us.

Once on-site, we handle every aspect of the damage. This includes:

- Securing your building

- Inspect and determine a restoration plan

- Pump out all standing water

- Remove and store unaffected property

- Extract water from carpets and floors

- Clean or replace soiled carpets

- Dry areas of the building of excess moisture

- Replace structure drywall that has been compromised by mold

- Repair and reconstruction of building structure and property that has sustained minor damage

- Eliminate odors that result from mold or water-soaked cloth such as curtains, drapes and furniture

- Sanitize property contaminated by sewage if the plumbing or septic system has been compromised

- Return property to the building once all actions have been completed.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale understands just how extensive water damage can be. If a business does not deal with it quickly enough, the cost can run into thousands of dollars. For a small business, this can mean shutting the doors permanently. If you have or even just suspect you have a problem, call us today at (323) 255-1000. We're here to help.

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Why Would I Pick SERVPRO As My Professional Restoration Company for a Flooded Glendale Home?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

A doorway into a room with standing water. Flooding needs a quick response and efficient water removal services. Contact our SERVPRO team today for remediation efforts.

Avoid Delays in Selecting Professional Flood Damage Remediation in Glendale, Here’s Why.

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. 

Why Does SERVPRO Use Air Scrubbers During Flood Damage Mitigation in Glendale?

When Glendale property owners find their home or condo taking on water, the first thing many do is place their most valuable items on upper levels of the home. Relocating possessions can protect items that a person can easily carry, but other items, like appliances and furniture, can pose a more difficult situation, both during the flooding incident and afterward.  

There are a few reasons why SERVPRO uses air scrubbers during any work involving mitigation and cleanup of flood damage in Glendale. The multitude of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that enter a home during a flood often multiply rapidly afterward. Within 24 to 48 hours, microbes like mold and mildew can become visible on walls and other areas of the home. These diverse microscopic organisms can cause unwanted health effects in people and pets. The use of HEPA filters on our air scrubbers eliminates these from your property, providing adequate protection from any airborne microorganisms.  

Our air scrubbers clean the air, which can hold any microbes that entered the air as the floodwater evaporated. We also must prepare other areas of your home by ensuring they also become clean again, “Like it never even happened.” During the other aspects of our flood damage mitigation, we use in-house cleaning agents explicitly developed for eliminating pathogens on surfaces.  

Countertops, tubs and sinks, glass doors and affected windows, and concrete areas can all retain enough moisture to keep microbial populations viable. Cleaning these with plain soap or detergent and water might permit many of the hardier microbes to survive. We use more effective cleansers, coupled with highly effective cleaning techniques, to remove them from surfaces.  

Removing as many potential pathogens as possible becomes crucial in kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens can become affected by pathogens from any food in refrigerators or freezers that thawed and began decomposing after the flood. Even canned goods can become compromised during such an event. While not capable of making anyone ill unless consumed, we dispose of all these food items for our customers and provide a complete listing of the loss. We want to work with you and your family to help you recover as quickly as possible after flood damage.  

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can be reached at (323) 255-1000 after your property becomes affected by flood damage. Our specialized teams have IICRC certifications in the fields of mitigating such damage from your home and making things safe again.

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What Are The Common FAQs about Restoring Storm Damage in My Glendale Home?

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Homes surrounded by standing water. Flood damage can be particularly devastating. Call SERVPRO after you have gotten to safety.

Knowing the Steps that will be Followed During the Remediation Process Can Help You with Expectations

If you are dealing with the horrible aftermath of flooding, caused by heavy weather or storms, the last thing that you will want is to have to worry about repairs. You need a restoration company that is tactful, sensitive, and willing to get the job done quickly, while also keeping you in the loop when needed.

This is what the experts at SERVPRO can offer you. We have many years of experience dealing with storm damage in Glendale homes and we can get repairs started fast. You can be as involved as you like. Our technicians will keep you informed, but if you are busy handling insurance claims and filing papers, they can also work reliably and independently.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the SERVPRO restoration team, here are some common questions from homeowners.

How Is the Water Removed From My House?

We have access to industrial sized pumping devices. They can be used to extract large amounts of water from flooded areas so that it can be disposed of safely. As repairs can only begin once the affected area is free of standing water, this process is essential. Our pumps come in all shapes and sizes, which means that even awkward areas like crawlspaces can be emptied and prepped for restoration.

Why Do You Need to Lift My Carpet?

This is called ‘floating’ the carpet. The SERVPRO technicians gently lift the material up by a small amount, so that they can slot a blower underneath. It circulates clean, dry air and helps the carpet to dry faster. Crucially, it also dries out any subflooring that is underneath the main carpet. If this isn’t done and the subflooring remains damp, the moisture will only reappear and cause further damage.

What Type of Dehumidifier Will You Use?

There are actually four different types of dehumidifier and they are all suited to particular types of jobs. For instance, desiccant varieties are highly effective in cold climates, but they don’t work as well around high temperatures. For this reason, they are better used in mostly uninhabited areas like crawlspaces and basements. The type of machine that we use will depend entirely on what materials are being dried and their current condition. The final decision can be made after a thorough inspection.

Do You Monitor the Drying Process?

Yes, the dehumidifiers and other drying machines will be checked on a regular basis, if it does turn out that they need to be left operational for some time. Often, the technicians have to wait for the affected space to be entirely dry before they can start cleaning and repairs. It may be that they leave you for several evenings, with instructions about how to work around the blowers and dryers while they are not onsite.

These are just some of the basics of storm and water damage restoration. There is lots more to learn if you want additional information. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is based in your local area. We respond to requests for emergency restoration as soon as we receive them. Call us 24/7 at (323) 255-1000.

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How Do I Keep My Glendale Dance Studio Open After A Commercial Water Damage?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Will Effectively Remediate Your Business from Water Damage.

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 devices, 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 cupboards 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 (323) 255-1000, and we answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Is SERVPRO Available 24/7 For My Glendale Fire Damage Restoration?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire in Your Glendale Home Can Be Restored by SERVPRO.

It only takes a spark from an old wire or an uncontrolled kitchen grease fire to suddenly have flames in your Glendale 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.

Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage Calls For the Professionals

Fire damage in Eagle Rock occurrences should be met with professional support. It is not ideal to try to take on Eagle Rock fire damage on your own. You are unable to see the full extent of the damages that the fire causes in your home. While you can assess some of the fire damages, you can miss a lot of the damages and as a result, your home is left with discoloration and other burns from the fire and smoke. This is why you should call an expert to deal with all of the damages caused by the fire. 

Dealing with fire damage in Eagle Rock is tough. For one thing, it is tempting to address the fire damage yourself. The idea of saving money is very attractive. Therefore, many try to take on their project to save money. Unfortunately, fire damage can run surprisingly deep with all of the smoke and soot that overtakes the home and various items in the home. When there is a fire, the damages occur long after the fire is put out. This is why it's important for people to hire a professional to check out the full extent of the damage. 

Even with the financial challenges, it is important to call a professional. For one thing, a professional service can save money and time. You can also go through a recovery process that is much more simple. The fire damage restoration professionals know how to restore the property and find all of the damages that the fire has done to the home. They have a procedure that they go through to make sure that the house is fixed and restored in a way that makes it safer. 

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The process that the Eagle Rock fire damage professionals go through is very simple. They start with the cleaning process. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock contractors ensures the cleaning of every bit of debris, soot, smoke and other issues caused by the fire so that they can get to the restoration process. They use special equipment to clean out everything. Of course, before cleaning, the professionals go through the assessment process. They then go to the repair process. After that, they go through the restoration process so that they make sure that your home is safe. 

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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Will I Be Able to See The Early Warning Signs of Danger in Eagle Rock Flood Damage?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Important Factors to be Aware of After Flooding.

Flood damage is both dangerous and unpredictable, and together, these qualities can create high-risk scenarios in your home even after the disaster has run its course. Homes are susceptible to gas leaks, fires, structural collapse, and other additional disasters even when damage is relatively light, as floodwaters may combine with other prior issues to create much more dangerous situations. One must be alert at all times when entering or inspecting a flood damaged area, so be sure to watch for these early warning signs of serious danger.

Doors that Catch on the Ceiling

One of the most dangerous and difficult to detect dangers in Eagle Park flood damage cases is structural instability. It can be difficult to spot where a ceiling or wall is ready to buckle, and too often, it is only after the area has collapsed that anyone realizes the problem. One of the most critical signs of imminent structural collapse may be when doors get stuck on the tops of their frames. As weight causes the frame to sag slightly, the door will not be able to swing as usual. If a door scrapes the top of its frame, don't try to force itself open and be sure to alert a SERVPRO technician.

Unusual Odors

If you have encountered an area with an especially strong smell emanating from within, be sure to tell a SERVPRO technician right away and describe the odor. Smells are the easiest way to identify a potentially deadly gas leak, or perhaps a long-festering spot of mold growth. These odors will usually be foul, but most importantly, they stand out from others. A flooded home does not often smell good in the first place, so what you are mostly looking for is a sudden change in smell.

Cut Cords, Pipes, or Gas Lines

Any sort of line or pipe may be susceptible to oxidation or physical harm during a flood, and these can create serious hazards in your home. If you spot slashed cables, pipes, or anything that might contain a hazardous substance, exercise extreme caution and alert any nearby technicians.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a local damage restoration company with award-winning customer service and cleanup capabilities. Call us 24/7 at (323) 255-1000.

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Have You Considered Hiring Professional Preventative Cleaning?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Your Local Eagle Rock / South Glendale SERVPRO Can Help With Cleaning and Applying EPA Registered Disinfectants

The benefits of professional pandemic cleaning for businesses and homes in the Eagle Rock and South Glendale areas are enormous.

We are all now well informed about how frequent cleaning, particularly in high-touch areas and on key surfaces such as countertops and touchpads, can be an effective preventative measure against the spread of the pandemic. But ask yourself, are these DIY techniques being performed properly?  Here is what a company like SERVPRO of Eagle Rock and South Glendale, which is trained in the environmental cleanup field, can accomplish.

  • Provide heavy-duty, commercial-grade equipment that is designed to provide thorough coverage. Machines like electric misters, wet foggers and others
  • Access to strong and effective EPA registered cleaning and disinfecting products
  • Provide highly trained technicians
    • IICRC technical certifications
    • Technicians who understand OSHA protocols about working safely to protect themselves from becoming infected and reduce the chance of
    • spreading to others
    • Daily job experience in cleaning mold and other pathogenic microorganisms
    • Daily job experience in sewage contamination cleanup
    • Crime scene and unattended death scene cleanups
  • Flexible Hours to meet your requirements at open or closed locations
  • Human power to complete jobs of any size, including huge facilities (even stadiums)

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides proactive pandemic cleaning for businesses, property owners, or homeowners. Call: (323) 255-1000

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

We Get You Back In Business In Eagle Rock After A Fire

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

A picture of our ozone generator We use our ozone generators to remove odors that have been created by soot and smoke from fires in your property.

How Long Will It Take to Clean Up the Fire Damage in My Bakery Kitchen?

SERVPRO Helps Cut Down Restoration Times for Commercial Kitchens in Eagle Rock

The damage from a fire within a commercial property often lingers for a long time, even after it is extinguished. Such destruction not only leaves behind copious amounts of debris, but the smoke and soot residue is tough to eliminate with DIY techniques alone. Calling in the help of skilled technicians with restoration training ensures your business is back up and running faster. 

How Do You Determine What Items are Odor Damaged?

After you suffer a loss from commercial fire damage your bakery kitchen in Eagle Rock, particular objects are more susceptible to harm from smoke and soot, including:

  • Walls
  • Carpeting
  • Utensils
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Dry goods inventory

The longer that these and other porous materials are left without detailed cleaning, the more likely they are to hold onto lingering odors. Some of the items within your bakery kitchen may also have to undergo a full sanitizing to be deemed safe to use once again.

Why Does a Kitchen Smell So Bad After a Fire?

Whenever a fire takes place in a kitchen, commercial or residential, SERVPRO often finds that the ignition fuel includes grease, oils, and food items. The concentration of proteins and fats found within your commercial bakery kitchen leaves an oily mist that leaves a film over everything. The heat from the fire makes the grease and oil melt to the point that they dehydrate. Once this happens, they become rancid and produce a sticky, rotten smell that adheres to your cabinetry, ceilings, walls, and appliances throughout the space. Air currents often carry these foul odors from the kitchen out into the front of your bakery or the seating area.

We Move Quickly to Get It Fixed

Once our team is called out for fire damage restoration in Eagle Rock, we work fast to assess the damage to start a plan for repair. This professional inspection of your fire and smoke damage is critical during the initial phase so that our technicians have the proper equipment and cleaning products ready to go for the job. After the inspection, our restoration specialists start in on the cleanup, which includes odor-removing tools such as:

• Industrial Air Scrubbers – These are portable filtration systems that allow us to remove gasses, particles, and chemicals from the air within your bakery kitchen. It works by drawing in air from the room where it goes through a variety of filters to remove dangerous particles

• Fogging Equipment – This equipment helps disperse substantial amounts of a dense, solvent-based fog into confined areas. These tiny fog particles include a deodorant solution that attaches to odor-causing particles to neutralize them.

• Ozone Treatments – An ozone generator works by chemically changing up the structure for molecules of odor-causing smoke. This process of oxidation helps to remove odors that other cleaning techniques are unable to achieve.

How Soon Can I Get Back to Business as Usual in My Bakery Kitchen?

After your commercial space is thoroughly cleaned of all debris and smoke residue, it is then meticulously sanitized, and the replacement of removed materials begins. Our crew ensures your interior gets restored to exactly how it was before the fire. Some of the services that we offer include the following:

• Drywall repair or replacement

• Carpet installation

• Repainting of walls, and more

What Methods Do You Use to Restore My Bakery’s Interior?

Our skilled SERVPRO team is made up of Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) that know specialized techniques to restore your business entirely. Some of the methods that we use include:

• Wet Cleaning – Includes wiping down various surfaces with a sponge or cloth dampened with water or cleaning agents that help to remove sticky layers of soot.

• Dry Cleaning – This is a commonly used method, including dusting cloths, dry sponges, or feather dusters to clean areas like your glass display cases. In the event of dried layers of thick soot, vacuums are used to help bring up more significant particles.

• Other Methods – such as abrasive cleaning, foam cleaning, and immersion cleaning, may be required depending on the situation. Our technicians evaluate the interior to determine the best cleaning options to restore your bakery kitchen to like-new condition quickly.

SERVPRO has been providing fast, efficient fire damage recovery for Eagle Rock and the surrounding areas for years. We understand that every fire is different, so we take into consideration the burn source, burn time, and the temperatures involved in your bakery kitchen fire to determine the best way to proceed.

When you need prompt action to restore the fire damage, you can count on our trained technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale. We can be reached 24/7 for emergency service by calling (323) 255-1000, and we make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Can I Call SERVPRO for Immediate Glendale Fire Damage Restoration?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

A large explosion with white smoke on a grey background. Glendale Fire & Smoke Damage Could Use Professional Clean Up from SERVPRO

Glendale Fire Damage - Cleanup Tips.

Anyone who has suffered Glendale fire damage can tell you how important it is to hire professionals to help with the cleanup process. After a house fire, you may be anxious to clean your home, salvage what you can and get your life back to normal. However, getting professional advice and help can save you time and prevent you from creating further damage. Professional fire restoration services, like those offered by SERVPRO, are highly successful at restoring household items and personal belongings.

While you are waiting for the fire restoration professionals to arrive, here is what you can do to get the process started and prevent additional fire damage from occurring in your Glendale home. First, make sure you have permission from the fire marshal to re-enter your home safely. Once you can safely and legally re-enter, your first goal should be to get the air moving. If large volumes of smoke and soot have been a by-product of the fire, do not do the following unless you have been advised that it is okay. Open as many windows as you can to increase the ventilation and allow fresh air to enter the interior. If you have ceiling fans, turn them on. You can also bring in additional fans to help move more of the air around. It is important to note that your furnace filter will need to be changed daily until it shows no signs of soot. If you have called in SERVPRO, you should sit tight because they will arrive very quickly to assess the fire damage.

If your home has also suffered water damage due to the fire, you will want to dry these items thoroughly as soon as possible. Fans and dehumidifiers will be needed to help dry out carpet and draperies. If these articles are not dried thoroughly, they may become damaged beyond repair by mold and mildew. Any items made of brass or copper will need to be cleaned using a brass or copper cleaner as soon as possible. This is because smoke, acidic by nature, reacts with brass and copper within 24 hours after exposure.

Soot can easily stain carpets, draperies and other household textiles due to its oily base. Before any cleaning or deodorizing can occur on these items, any soot must be thoroughly removed. It is best to hire a professional fire and smoke restorer who can remove any soot with a heavy-duty professional vacuum, and also special dry sponges. Trying to remove soot from textiles with your vacuum or vacuum attachments can force the soot further into the fabric, making it harder to remove. These items may also need to be properly deodorized before cleaning. Hiring a professional to help you remove smoke odor from textiles is highly recommended. Experts have access to various chemical agents and equipment like thermal foggers that help break up the smoke molecules to eliminate the odors. The type of material (fuel) that burned in the fire is a factor in determining the extent of damage from smoke and soot. The experts from SERVPRO  follow the procedures as established by the IICRC in all phases of fire damage clean up.

 Your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale  is ready at a moment's notice to help you mitigate Glendale fire damage. We have the equipment, tools, experience and knowledge to help you clean up after a house fire. Call us today for 24/7 service at (323) 255-1000.

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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)

Wet carpeting in a room with white walling. After extracting standing water, SERVPRO technicians check carpet pads for damage and replace them when necessary.

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)

mold growing on wall “Like it never even happened.”

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)

paper certificate from IICRC SERVPRO Follows the Best Practices of the IICRC--for Cleanup and Restoration Services in Eagle Rock

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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Fire Damage In Glendale Often Requires Cleaning Appliances

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen with a full blazing fire. SERVPRO knows how serious a kitchen fire can be in your Glendale home, let us help you.

A kitchen fire can take over, let us help you get back to your Glendale kitchen.

The majority of fires, even those that start in the Glendale region, are caused due to accidents while cooking. For example, leaving items on the stove unattended is a major cause of residential fire damage in the United States. When items you are cooking get too hot, they can create problems with smoke or cause an inferno to ignite.

If an item you are cooking burns in your kitchen, the smoke alone can cause several major issues. During fire damage losses in Glendale, smoke residue cleanup can be a significant part of the restoration process. Whenever a professional mitigation company such as SERVPRO arrives at your property, we first start assessing the problems that were created near the source. If the blaze was large, we could test your building materials like your cabinets for charring to see if we can refinish and clean them or if they have to be removed and replaced. During minor burns, we test clean affected surfaces to figure out how much soot residue cleanup is required.

During blazes in the kitchen, one item that gets affected by either charring from heat or excessive residues are your appliances. Especially since appliances like your refrigerator and freezer have cooler surfaces, smoke residues can often stick to these items first. Whenever working towards cleaning your kitchen appliances, our SERVPRO technicians use specialized products and techniques to restore these particular contents.

Most appliances are constructed out of hard non-porous materials such as metal, plastic, and glass. Usually, when cleaning these surfaces, we use water-based detergents like a wall and all-surface or a glass cleaner. In cases where soot is thick and has adhered well to the affected surfaces, we can add to the strength of the detergent by adding alkalinity to the cleaning solution. We can accomplish this by adding an industrial cleaner or Fire Star to the wall and all-surface water-based detergent.

In some situations, the electrical components could have also been affected by soot residues. When this occurs, we unplug the device and clean all of the electrical plugs and wires. Before we plug the appliances back in, we get them inspected by a certified appliance technician.

If you ever suffer from even light smoke damage inside your home after something burns, it is wise to call in the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Carpet Cleaning After a Water Loss in Glendale Homes

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway carpet after water extraction After a proper cleaning, your carpet will look good as new.

Leave it to SERVPRO to take care of water clean up in your home

Part of the full-service solutions that we can offer Glendale homeowners includes the premier cleaning of flooring materials to revitalize their appearance or following loss incidents. Our SERVPRO team has multiple maintenance approaches for carpeting, including bonnet cleaning and hot water extraction, but do the most for your flooring with restorative cleaning techniques like deluxe precondition and rinse.

Water cleanup in Glendale homes can take many forms, but restoring carpeted areas is an essential goal for our team after a loss incident. Carpets are highly absorbent, which can make them a challenge to thoroughly dry and recover after standing water threats. With Category 1 or 2 water losses, the danger of residues and other soiling demands restorative cleaning practices to make the effects “Like it never even happened.”

Much like the effective maintenance cleaning solutions like hot water extraction that our SERVPRO professionals can offer to homes looking for revitalization and improved appearances, deluxe precondition and rinse also utilizes supporting equipment like our portable or truck-mount extractor. Instead of immediate removal, however, we can loosen soiling and residues with the application of a pre-cleaning agent that sits in the carpet for up to 15 minutes before removal.

Once this period has passed, we can rinse away emulsified soils and residues and extract it from the carpeted areas of the house. When treated quickly, this cleaning method can not only save your carpeting from staining and ultimate removal, but can also reduce the presence and spread of contaminants, bacteria, and microbes following a substantial water loss incident.

Effective drying and carpet cleaning always begin with extraction and preliminary drying efforts that play a role in water restoration mitigation. With the appropriate placement of extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers, our team can gain control of humid or damp areas of the property. Once we have brought relative humidity levels and moisture content to acceptable parameters, we can begin work on recovering areas like the carpets.  

After a water loss incident, soils, residues, and contaminants can exist that threaten the property and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale team can help with effective drying and cleaning techniques, including restorative carpet cleaning. Give us a call today at (323) 255-1000.

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How SERVPRO gets the Water Removal Job Done in Glendale

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians loading boxes into SERVPRO truck Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is fully stocked with equipment to dry your home.

The Right Team for The Right Job in Glendale

Glendale is a beautiful place to live, whether you are young, old, or while raising a family. Its hills, quaint restaurants, and coffee shops make it ideal if you want to enjoy everything Los Angeles has to offer with less hustle. As homeowners, we can purchase properties that show character and great architectural detail. The downside of an established city like Glendale, is that older construction can pose challenges to the homeowner in terms of upkeep and repairs, and it is not uncommon for electrical and plumbing issues to arise.

When your home in Glendale requires water removal services, there is no better option than calling SERVPRO. Our company has technicians certified in water restoration and is ready to answer your call for help around the clock. Professional assistance can make all the difference between a quick repair and a long-lasting consequence, such as mold. Drying and disinfecting following a water leak is essential to preserving the structural integrity of your home, so do not hesitate to call our Green Fleet for assistance.

One of the hardest aspects of water extraction is knowing exactly when the humidity in your home is at acceptable levels. Our SERVPRO technicians have at their disposal a variety of industry-grade tools, including infrared technology, to help monitor humidity throughout your home. This access to top of the line equipment helps us spot any water accumulation, even if it hides within hall cavities or in crawl spaces. The information we glean from measurement tools informs our next steps in terms of the appropriate pumps and extraction wands we need to eliminate excess moisture. When we arrive at your home, we apply both a theoretical framework and our job expertise to achieve the most efficient and thorough results. This methodology applies to whether the water leak is overwhelming or just a simple puddle on the floor. Regardless of size, excess moisture can pose a threat to you and your family by providing a suitable environment for bacteria to thrive.

Many homeowners want to take a do-it-yourself approach to water leaks and water restoration. When you call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale, you partner with reputable professionals who can enhance your efforts and anticipate future repercussions. Reach out at (323) 255-1000 and invite our team to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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Reducing Flood Damage Aftereffects in Glendale

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by a storm Dehumidification is an essential part of flood restoration services.

Reducing Flood Damage Aftereffects in Glendale using Dehumidification

Being overwhelmed by a flooded household is an entirely natural circumstance. With water around your ankles, it can be tough to figure out where to start rebuilding your home. Floodwaters can become contaminated, make floors slippery, or bring in debris from outside. In the immediate aftermath, you should take stock of what is necessary but avoid trying to save all your possessions. Often professional recovery teams can restore damaged contents providing that exposure to moisture is kept to a minimum.

As a homeowner dealing with flood damage here in Stockton, your first move should be to collect essential documents, medicine, and communication devices. Contacting a professional restorer like SERVPRO can help you to recover much more over the coming days and weeks. However, the mitigation of loss is vital as consistent exposure over 72 hours can cause irreparable harm. Reducing water levels, blocking furniture, and securing the structure is essential to mitigating losses.

One aftereffect of flooding is rising humidity levels. Large bodies of the water dissipate into the surrounding atmosphere increasing humidity. Humidity levels over 60 grains per pound (GPP) can cause mold growth, condensation in electronics as well as water damage inside wall cavities. These issues can make a flooding issue a lasting problem and need addressing as soon as possible.

Dehumidification and raising the temperature in the space is essential to drying a structure properly. Warm air holds more moisture and can speed up the drying process. We use refrigerant (LRG) dehumidifiers in the first stage of restoration to lower the relative humidity of the structure efficiently. However, porous materials dry faster than structural materials. To combat this, SERVPRO can bring in desiccant dehumidifiers that use silica gel to draw moisture from the air. The exhausts deposit moist air outside of structure, replacing it with drier indoor air that significantly speeds up evaporation.

Dehumidification is an essential part of flood restoration services. For assistance, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000.

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Contact Our Professionals When You Face A Fire Disaster In Glendale

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

A burnt cabinet in a home after a fire Our SERVPRO team setup a hydroxyl generator to purge the air of fire damage odors and then wiped down the soot to prevent smearing.

Fire Damage in Your Glendale Home

After even the smallest fire, you may not know how to begin with the cleanup. The strong odor of smoke and soot covering the contents of your home may be very overwhelming. Cleaning after a fire properly is essential, or you may have difficulty recouping your losses.

If you have experienced fire damage in your Glendale home, contacting the professionals at SERVPRO as soon as possible to begin the cleaning and restoration process may save you both time and expenses. This prompt emergency service helps to minimize any secondary damage within your home. Restoring the contents of your home, rather than replacing, whenever possible, is the goal to save both money and indispensable items within your home.

There are three critical aspects of fire damage restoration services. They include structural cleaning, contents cleaning, and lastly deodorization. Trained SERVPRO technicians create a plan that addresses your specific cleaning needs, depending on the type and severity of the fire within your home.

The meticulous cleaning of structural components of your home include walls, carpeting, and floors. In some cases, technicians may clean soot deposits off walls and ceilings restoring them to preloss conditions. In more severe cases, technicians clean the walls and ceilings to prepare for painting. They clean soot from the walls and ceilings, but the walls may be painted to restore them to preloss condition.

Contents cleaning is a crucial part of restoring a home after a fire. Any restorable items within the impacted areas of the home should be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes drapes, rugs, furniture, and upholstery. Technicians formulate a plan to clean the contents, so they return them to the preloss condition.

The professionals deodorize the home after the removal or cleaning of the home's contents. Often SERVPRO technicians use foggers such as an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogger to distribute a fine mist, penetrating any remaining odor-causing residues within the home. The fine mist can get into even the smallest crevices and attacks the odor rather than just masking it.

Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale (General Contractor: 999460) at (323) 255-1000 for help cleaning after a fire. We are available every day of the year, 24/7. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

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Steps SERVPRO Takes to Remediate Water Damage in Glendale

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying water damaged library No matter if the water damage is commercial or to your home, SERVPRO has the equipment for fast and effective restoration.

Action by SERVPRO Helps Reassure Homeowners after Water Damage Incidents in Glendale

Water intrusion may happen within a few minutes but have severe implications in your Glendale home. Apart from the financial loss, the incident might take an emotional toll, especially if you lose items with sentimental value. Part of the remediation process that SERVPRO offers also involves actions meant to reassure you.

Limiting Further Damage during Restoration

On discovering water damage in your Glendale home, your biggest worry might be whether you can find the right people to help. However, when help arrives, your worry might shift to the likelihood of a restoration team, causing damages to your property in the process of restoration.

Reassurance takes many forms and not necessarily, what the restorer says — our SERVPRO technicians wear removable shoe covers when venturing into the house to inspect the damage. We also use non-penetrating moisture detection tools to take readings, which immediately indicates the team is keen not to cause additional damages.

Providing Sufficient Resources

Restoration of water damage takes several distinct steps, including water extraction, cleaning, moisture control, and movement of contents. After checking the loss site, it can be hard to believe restoration is possible. When our SERVPRO visits your property, the wide variety of equipment that we bring along gives some assurance that we can tackle the job. Some of the equipment includes:

  • Moisture detectors including moisture meters and thermal cameras
  • Water extraction pumps including submersible and truck-mounted ones
  • Inspection cameras such as Borescopes
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air movers

Keeping the Homeowner Informed

The feeling of uncertainty after water damage mostly stems from a lack of information. Apart from handling the restoration, our SERVPRO technicians provide clear information on what to expect based on the training and experience they have. For instance, we can give a rough estimate of how long the drying process might take. We also indicate which contents need replacing and which ones can be salvaged based on the damage.

Feelings of uncertainty can blow the implications of water loss out of proportion. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 to get quality service and reassurance throughout the remediation process. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Speed And Technology Are SERVPRO's Top Resources for Eagle Rock Fire Damage Situations

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Walls and roof rafters charred and burned in a home SERVPRO restored this home after a destructive fire.

The Tools and Training to Remove Fire Damage from your Home

Thanks to modern advances in rapid response technologies, disasters such as fire damage that might have once caused homeowners intense stress and financial hardship can be dealt with in a more timely and cost-effective manner than ever before. Decades of service have helped SERVPRO to master the art of fast, capable responses, and our ability to control and reverse damages to your home continues to improve as our technological advances accelerate.

The SERVPRO Response Strategy

We start working from the moment we receive your call about fire damage in Eagle Rock. Once we have a basic understanding of what type of damage you are facing and how many crews and equipment pieces we need to bring, we start preparing to send out a team of mitigation professionals. These fire damage experts have been trained to implement immediate treatments, including thorough inspections and damage analyses, along with emergency drying measures if the fire was extinguished using water. Once we stabilize your home and draw up a plan to restore it to the way it was before the disaster, we work fast to clean out debris, perform restorative treatments, and wrap up the project before becoming a bother.

Enabled by Technology

Many of our advanced fire damage restoration techniques are only possible thanks to our advanced technology and tools. Many materials and belongings in your home may not react well to standard cleaning agents that use water as a base, and some types of fire residues require select chemicals to scrub away. Our technicians choose from dozens of possible cleaning products and techniques for every fire damage project, including sprays, foam-based cleaning agents, specialized abrasive cleaning solutions, and even immersion tanks that use sound waves and unique chemical mixtures to remove fire residues from the most fragile and valuable belongings in your home. 

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale works fast to clean up your home in the aftermath of a fire. Call us at (323) 255-1000 for our 24/7 emergency services.

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Why We Are The Leader In Eagle Rock Fire Damage Restoration

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

A garage destroyed by a fire At SERVPRO, we offer 24-hour emergency service and pride ourselves on our fast response time after you face fire damage.

Cleaning Up Fire Damage in an Eagle Rock Home

In 2017 and 2018, public fire departments responded to well over one million fires. No matter how large or small a fire may be, it can cause extensive amounts of damage, and not just from the flames. Fire extinguisher residue, soot, water damage from firefighting efforts, and many other factors can affect the safety and quality of your living space after a fire. 

If your Eagle Rock residence requires fire damage cleanup, experienced SERVPRO technicians are ready to provide the tools and techniques that you need to restore your home to a pre-fire condition. If you need other types of disaster remediation or repairs to your home, your local SERVPRO is licensed to perform contracting work in several different capacities (General/CSLB/Residential/Commercial #999460), including mold remediation (#CMRC-82464). 

Dedicated to Education 

SERVPRO is dedicated to ensuring that its extensive learning materials are available to technicians and franchise owners alike. Not only are classes available to ensure that technicians are properly certified for the work that they do, but there are also opportunities for continuing education opportunities through online courses. 

Certification training modules for technicians include:

  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning

  • Fire and water restoration courses

  • Crew training for disaster mitigation

Franchise owners, meanwhile, undergo a 15-day course at a SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility. Restoration topics are comprehensive and cover fire and water restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, as well as mold mitigation. Your local SERVPRO crew is affiliated with BOMA / GLA, as well as the Eagle Rock and Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce.

How SERVPRO Can Help

If you have painted walls, or art hanging in your home that has been charged after a fire, technicians have equipment available to remove damage from these items. One example of note is Crumbly Cleaner, which self-destructs as it is exposed to a surface. Pieces of the cleaner absorb residues like a pencil eraser picking up graphite. Crumbly Cleaner is most compatible with dry or loose deposits on items with some amount of friction, like oil or acrylic paintings, flat painted surfaces, or paper.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is an IICRC-certified team that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. For rapid disaster cleanup you can count on, call (323) 255-1000 today.

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A Guide to Drying Cabinets After Water Damage in Your Glendale Home.

11/16/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen with cream colored cabinets and drawers.  SERVPRO will get your Cabinets right back after your Glendale water damage.

We know exactly what your Glendale cabinets will need after water damage.

Cabinets in a home easily sustain water damage because of their proximity to plumbing lines and water sources. An overflowing sink in your kitchen or bathroom can cause water to get trapped under the cabinets and wall cavities. Almost all materials that water touches can sustain damage and require some restoration work.

Drying the cabinets after water damage in your Glendale is essential. Not all cabinets can be salvaged, depending on the materials used to build them. If your cabinets are made from particleboard, they may not be salvageable since this material crumbles and swells when saturated with water. However, if they are made of hardwood or plywood, they can withstand water exposure and can be salvaged. It is crucial to dry the cabinets using proper techniques to prevent permanent damage. To ensure effective drying of the cabinets, you can take the following steps:

  • Remove all items from the cabinets to assess the extent of damage and be able to get rid of excess water.
  • Use towels to soak up excess water in the cabinets by wiping and drying the cabinet interiors.
  • Take off cabinet doors to allow airflow into the cabinet for faster drying. Taking off the cabinet doors can also prevent the weight of the doors from pulling on wet wood, which can cause more damage.

Drying walls and floors behind or under cabinetry is difficult. The several layers of drywall and cabinet back lengthen the time it takes to dry walls behind cabinets. Seeking help from SERVPRO water damage restoration experts is advisable. We can evaluate the extent of water damage and take the right steps to remove the water and moisture. The way cabinets are constructed also affects drying. If there is no back on cabinets, our crew can make holes in the wall so that air can circulate in the wall cavity. Similarly, if the cabinets have a back, we can make holes in the cabinet back. After drying, we patch up the holes.

We can use an air mover, such as the Dri-Eaz Velo Air Mover, to speed up the drying process and allow airflow into the cabinets. It offers multiple operating positions and is suitable for drying cabinets, floors, walls, stairways, and crawl spaces. Our technicians can also use Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to reduce humidity to prevent mold growth, which is common after water intrusion incidents. Our SERVPRO crew can also perform a full-scale reconstruction of the affected areas, making the destruction seem, “Like it never even happened.”

If there is water damage in your Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles, or Atwater Village home, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is ready to help. Contact us 24/7 at (323) 255-1000 for prompt restoration services.

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Addressing Electrical Fire Damage in an Eagle Rock Home

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

A man holding electrical wire with smoking hair and smoke in the air, with burns on his shirt. Fire damage is nothing to play with especially in your Eagle Rock home. Please let us help.

Don’t let fire damage take over your Eagle Rock home, call SERVPRO today.

According to the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communication, 83% of residential electrical fires occurred in one- or two-family housing in 2017. While disasters like wildfires are dangerous and alarming, electrical supply failures are one of the most common sources of fire damage to homes.

If your Eagle Rock residence needs fire damage cleanup fast, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist you at a moment's notice. SERVPRO can use sophisticated cleaning methods and eco-friendly cleaners to address damage from smoke, soot, and melted components. Without proper cleanup, residue from a fire can eventually corrode plastics and other items in your home and spread hard-to-eliminate odors through soot deposits in your vents.

Common Sources of Electrical Fires

  • Faulty outlets and appliances:  worn or frayed cords can be enough to spark a fire and have it spread to flammable surfaces in your home like carpets, drapes, and rugs. Avoid running electrical cords under rugs to minimize wear and tear that can contribute to fire risks. Do not remove the grounding prong from a cord for use in a two-prong outlet.

  • Light fixture failures: Always check the maximum recommended wattage on your lights and avoid using bulbs that go over that limit. Placing flammable materials like paper or cloth over a lampshade can also start a fire.

  • Extension cords: Extension cords are meant to be a temporary measure for appliance usage. If you are using an extension cord because you do not have the type of outlet you need for your appliance, talk to your local electrician about installing new outlets that are compatible.

How SERVPRO Can Help

When SERVPRO comes to your home, the team can address the source of the fire immediately. Whether an outlet caught fire or a frayed cord ignited a rug and the surrounding hardwood flooring, the focus is placed on eliminating the source of the fire and then cleaning up the ensuing damage. 

Technicians can directly spray commercial deodorizers and EPA-registered disinfectants on small areas affected by the fire to eliminate odors and residues. Wooden fixtures can be cleaned and naturally deodorized with a gentle blast medium like baking soda. If air contamination is a significant issue, specialized vacuums with HEPA filters made to capture particles as small as 0.3 microns can significantly improve air quality.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale can ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (323) 255-1000 today for thorough disaster cleanup.

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We Are The Leader In Southern California Fire Damage

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

The outside of a home covered in debris from a storm The contents in this home were destroyed and there was smoke and soot throughout the house. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Southern California 

One of the most crucial points of fire loss cleanup from the Southern California wildfires are odors and smoke damage. Homes with sprinkler systems tend to fare better, often escaping direct damage from the flames but left with water damage and the same need for odor control.

Cleanup for recent Southern California wildfire damage and in particular, the wildfires odors in area homes needs to begin as soon as the fire department clears it for re-entry into the area. Eliminating charred debris goes a long way to lowering the pungent scents, but since hot air expands and drives soot into objects, using different odor-removal applications is a common practice to salvage items.


SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in the restoration process needed for all types of wild fire odors and fire loss as part of their certification as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT). Additionally, when the property issues include damage and odors from water and mold, they have the equipment and specialized techniques to neutralize the odors no matter the source.

Water Invites Mold

While water does an excellent job of limiting fire damage, it mixes with the existing soot, and any airborne mold spores in the vicinity have the potential to germinate and spread within 24-hours. The cleanup efforts must remove the water and charred fire debris and dry the property as needed.

SERVPRO uses trash pumps when large amounts of water are on-site and set up centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers to bring down the ambient humidity and dry the property rapidly. The technicians have training and certification in mold remediation #CMRC-82464 and know the early warning signs to stop mold infestations in their tracks.

Odor Control

Before any reconstruction takes place, the odors within the structure require removal. This action often uses multiple methods, including air scrubbers and negative air chambers, to contain and remove airborne particles. Equipment such as hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging work to neutralize any remaining smoke odors on-site.

Smoke damage and wildfire odors need addressing as soon as possible. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 and the knowledgeable; experienced technicians can remove the fire loss and handle any reconstruction needs with their general contractor license #999460, and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO is Your First Choice for Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Significant fire damage.  Showing rafters and window We totally restored this studio after a fire- everything from the initial cleaning to replacing drywall and windows.

Call SERVPRO to Your Eagle Rock Home to Remediate Fire Damage  

Fire damage doesn't only include the charred bits of burnt objects that a blaze leaves behind. It can also include other problems, such as smoke damage, soot stains, and a lingering foul scent in the air. To clean up all of the damage that fire damage leaves behind, you should call for professional help as soon as possible.  

When it comes to the fire damage in your Eagle Rock home, it likely that there is far more smoke damage than anticipated. The smoke has a nasty habit of carrying soot and ash wherever it drifts, and it can even distribute them outside of the initially damaged area. Smoke damage can impact your furniture, electronics, and even the structure of your home itself.  

When you get in touch with us, SERVPRO always makes a priority of getting to your location as fast as possible. We understand how time-sensitive fire damage is, and how anxiety-inducing it must be for you, the homeowner. Our technicians are highly trained and have several certifications, including from the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.)  

Once we get to your home, SERVPRO can begin a deep clean. We can start by cleaning up the initial mess and remediating the soot stains in your kitchen, where the fire originated. According to the National Fire Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of fires inside of any given home was cooking between 2014-2016. For emergencies, we advise locating a fire extinguisher in your kitchen.  

Our SERVPRO techs can follow the smoke-damage trail all over your home and remediate whatever damages we find. We may even need to clean out your HVAC system, as smoke naturally billows and wafts into the ventilation system of your home. Furthermore, as we remediate the damage using house-made cleaning solutions, we can also set up air scrubbers around your home. The scrubbers are equipped with carbon filters, to eliminate the malodor caused by the fire.  

If your home sustains fire damage, never wait to get help. Reach out to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by calling the number (323) 255-1000. Whenever you need our help, we're always available to you.

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We Discuss Our Fire Damage Restoration Of Your Eagle Rock Warehouse

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Burned interiors and furniture in office building Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 because we are available 24/7, and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Professional Commercial Fire Damage Managers In Eagle Rock Illustrate Restoration Of A Warehouse

You might think that it could never happen to your company's warehouse located in Eagle Rock, but the statistics say that 10% of small business owners have filed at least one insurance claim in the past five years that was related to something burning. Around 11% of commercial fire damage caused across the country is due to unintentional accidents. And, unfortunately, over 9% of non-residential blazes are due to intentional acts.

Whatever the cause of your warehouse's commercial fire damage in Eagle Rock may be, our team of SERVPRO technicians can help you immensely with the restoration process. We know that dealing with business owners and the company that is their "bread and butter" can be different than working with residential property owners. Since you, our potential client owns a business and has to worry about the company's bottom line, your priorities could be different than those of a homeowner. Whenever we work with businesses of any type, we always consult with the client to decipher a work plan that will reduce the loss of revenue as much as possible.

Most warehouses contain cinder block walls with metal trusses and ceilings. Since your warehouse's structural components are not flammable, they can make it through some fires, but soot residues adhering to the surfaces inside your warehouse can prove to be a serious problem. When cleaning soot from large warehouse buildings, our SERVPRO team starts by spraying chemicals onto your cinder block walls and agitating the surface with a scrub brush.

The chemicals help break down the soot, and the agitation helps the particles get released from the surface of the cinder blocks. Next, our professionals can use a pressure washer to spray off the soot residues after they have been loosened. Our experts can also use the pressure washer to clean off soils that made their way high up into the metal truss that makes up your warehouse's roof and ceiling. After all of the affected surfaces have been pressure washed, we can then go through your company's building and wipe off the remaining soils and soot residues with a dry cloth.

Warehouse fires can disrupt your business operations, but if you call in our team of expert technicians, we can come up with ways to minimize the negative impacts the blaze has on your company's bottom line. To receive our assistance with your restoration project, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 because we are available 24/7, and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Save Your Home In Glendale After A Flood

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen with floating debris “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage In Glendale – Falling Trees Punch Hole In Roof

Many storms come with high winds and lots of rain. The wind can topple trees onto the roof of homes and businesses, allowing water to flood into the building. Very quickly, everything is wet with water pouring throughout the home or business. There is a lot of damage. When the storm is over, you need help.

SERVPRO responds to flood damage events of all kinds in Glendale. Our teams can be deployed on a 24 -hour basis to assist owners, to control the damage and begin the restoration and cleanup process. Our first task is to assess the situation, make sure everyone is safe, and review the building for any potential safety hazards.

Flood Mitigation
A roof puncture allows water, debris, and even rodents to enter the home. Our first task often is to arrange for debris removal and place tarps on the roof. Our objective is to prevent further water and debris from entering.

SERVPRO removes furniture and contents to a staging area for cleaning and drying. These items are stored in the staging area until it is time to return these items to their original location.

Water and Moisture Removal
Water from flood damage caused by storms can penetrate walls, ceilings, and of course flooring materials. Drywall and carpeting absorb and retain moisture. Some carpets may separate from the backing material, which is called delamination. These carpets and underpad cannot be repaired.

We remove drywall past the waterline. Ceilings and insulation may also be removed in the areas where water poured in through the roof. Drying of structures then begins. We aim to minimize the tear-out and reconstruction work required on your property.

We are licensed (General Contractor License) to provide restoration services for full structural damage repair and rebuild. Our team can provide a total coordinated response to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for 24/7 service. We serve the towns of Atwater Village, Highland Park, Northeast Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Your Best Guide to Water Damage Remediation Success in Glendale

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged living room If water damage or flooding affects a room in your home, it's time to call SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Water Cleanup Glendale – Minimizing Damage to Your Property

Many property owners start water cleanup before realizing that the job is just too big to do by themselves. Contents remain wet for too long a period. Mold may start to appear, and some items may be permanently damaged if not dried quickly. Business owners understand that fast reaction to water damage can minimize the time they're out of commission.

SERVPRO encourages clients with water cleanup in Glendale to call us immediately. We can respond with 24-hour emergency services. Our focus is to mitigate the amount of water damage, save your contents, and return your home or office to its original condition. "Like it never even happened," as quickly as possible.

Fast Response

The more time contents and structures are exposed to water; the greater the damage is going to be. Carpets may separate from the backing. Moisture may seep into drywall requiring removal of baseboards and some or all of the walls. Fabrics and documents are soaked and in some situations, may not be recoverable.

Our crew chief quickly assesses the situation and deploys water extractors, dehumidifiers, and air movers to dry your home or office. He may need to set up a separate staging area to move your wet contents for further processing and drying. The staging area may be in another part of your home or office or at our SERVPRO facilities. SERVPRO discusses all proposals with our client before implementing.

Full Reconstruction and Building Repair Services

The quick response, the deployment of equipment, resources, staging, and attention to detail all contribute to minimizing the overall damage. On occasion, removal of carpeting, structural elements, and more may be needed. Our SERVPRO franchise can provide a full range of reconstruction services. We are licensed (General Contractor License #: 999460) and provide restoration services for full structural damage repair and rebuild services.

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for 24/7 serve. We serve the towns of Atwater Village, Highland Park, Northeast Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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We Discuss Tips For Cleaning Up Your Glendale Home After A Fire

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

furniture in room after burned by fire with smoke damage We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Tips For Cleaning Up Your Glendale Residential After Fire Damage

Your Glendale home should be one place where you can always feel safe, regardless of what happens to you out in the world. However, a fire offers the opposite. A house fire may occur because of various reasons, including leakage of cooking gas, overloaded electrical outlets and short-circuiting. Our SERVPRO restoration team is dedicated to bringing the feeling of comfort back to your home quickly.

When your Glendale property has fire damage, there are certain things you can do to prevent further destruction to your property and its contents. One is disposing of food items that have been exposed to smoke and heat. Throw away even the canned food because excessive heat can ruin the food inside the cans.

It is also essential to create a list of the damaged items for insurance claims purposes. To get a full claim of your loss, create a list containing the description of the damaged items, their estimated date of purchase, brand name, and price. Also, take photos of the ruined items to act as proof for the insurance firm.

Another thing you can do is to remove soot from items exposed to smoke. For instance, the fire may not have ruined the furniture, but it may be filled with soot. Do not use water to wash the residue. Instead, use a dry cloth to clean it. You should also remove smoke from your home by opening all the windows and switching on fans that increase air circulation.

Seeking the help of SERVPRO fire restoration specialists is vital because some tasks involved in restoring a home to its preloss state are difficult to handle. For instance, dealing with water damage resulting from firefighting efforts can be daunting. Moisture can cause mold to spread, which can cause health problems and contaminate carpets, furniture, mattresses, walls, and clothing. Our technicians can remove the water using wet/dry vacuums and then use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas.

Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can also remove smoke residues from the exterior and interior surfaces of your home. We can use different mechanical actions to produce friction to agitate and loosen smoke residues. In certain situations, mechanical action can remove residues without applying cleaning products. Dry smoke can produce light concentrations of non-greasy smoke particles, and we can clean them from nonporous surfaces through mechanical action. Some items we use to produce mild agitation and are safe to apply on most surfaces including:

    •    Brushes
    •    Feather dusters
    •    Vacuums
    •    Compressed air

Smoke residues also usually give off smoke odors. We can use various professional products to deodorize your home. They include odor counteracting beads, deodorant granules or pellets, and water-based odor counteractants.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has the expertise to restore buildings to their peak state after fire disasters. Contact our team today at (323) 255-1000 for quick fire restoration services in Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles, and Atwater Village.

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What is Secondary Damage From a Broken Water Pipe in Glendale

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold behind wallpaper Water leaks can cause mold growth. Call SERVPRO if you experience water damage in your home.

Performing Water Removal in Your Glendale Residence Quickly Can Prevent Further Damage 

A mishap such as frozen or broken plumbing can cause water to pool in different parts of your Glendale home. It is critical to stop the source of the leak before the water spreads to the whole house. To control water damage, you need effective water removal. You can seek expert help to remove all the water from your home. 

If you are dealing with a water intrusion incident, do not worry. SERVPRO has the skills and tools to perform water removal in your Glendale residence. Water can destroy drywall, cabinets, furniture, floors, and upholstery. If you do not remove the water quickly, it can lead to moist conditions which increase the chance of mold infestation. Do not let a water loss situation develop into a big, expensive problem. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can fix the issue as quickly as possible. To offer effective water removal services, we take a few steps, such as:       

  • Determining the source of the leak
  • Checking the extent of damage to contain the affected areas
  • Removing ruined materials
  • Extracting the water, drying, and decontaminating the affected areas 

We know the importance of keeping the cost of water damage restoration low. Therefore, our technicians extract the water as fast as possible to expedite the drying process and reduce the chances of secondary damage like mold growth occurring. We use the right equipment depending on the extent of the damage. 

We use portable pumps that help us extract the water in a home. If the standing water in your home is over two inches deep, we use a submersible pump with adequate volume capacity and lift capacity. We pump water directly into a treated sewer like a septic system or toilet. It is also crucial to dry a house and its contents quickly. Some factors that affect the time required to dry a building and its contents are: 

  • Humidity
  • Air movement
  • The amount of water that needs evaporating
  • Temperature 

We control these factors to achieve successful drying. Our technicians remove as much water as possible, maintain the relative humidity between 30 and 60 percent, keep the temperature between 70 and 80 degrees, and move wet air away from surfaces. 

Our technicians use tools such as hygrometers and moisture detectors to measure the level of moisture in walls and ceilings. If there is moisture in the walls and ceilings, we create an all-inclusive drying plan to eliminate it. We also treat furniture and carpets right away to prevent microbial growth. We have the expertise to make the water damage seem “Like it never even happened.”   

If a water loss incident has happened in your Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles or Atwater Village property, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/ South Glendale can help you restore it to the preloss state. You can reach us at (323) 255-1000 for prompt restoration services. 

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Our Team is Prepared to Restore Your Glendale Home After A Fire Damage Disaster

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can appear anywhere in your home. Call the remediation specialists at SERVPRO today for assistance.

Best Approach for Fire Damage Assessment in Your Glendale Home

Many Glendale homeowners seek to save their money whenever possible, and especially after devastating circumstances like fire loss incidents, this practice is even more critical. While there are aspects of fire recovery that even untrained homeowners can oversee and complete, more complicated tasks can prove dangerous or more destructive if not performed correctly and quickly. Our professionals have accreditation through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT), which keeps the entire response team up to date with the latest practices, equipment, and products to make even damage assessment happen efficiently.

Fire damage in Glendale homes can be much more profound than cosmetic concerns. Many of the lingering issues after even a small fire gets extinguished are not discernible to the naked eye, and therefore get overlooked without the appropriate training and experience our SERVPRO professionals have. The excessive temperatures of residential fires can alter the composition and integrity of exposed materials, requiring a thorough inspection and assessment to determine their threat level.

Knowledge provides confidence and peace of mind to our customers and gives our SERVPRO team a foundation to formulate the tailored plan of restoration explicitly designed for the individual property in question. While many homeowners mistakenly believe that damage assessment is little more than a smokescreen for higher upcharges or finding problems that do not exist, we have an honest and earnest approach to our recovery work to protect our clients and their properties – which includes the out of pocket expenses involved.

Inspections must happen as quickly as possible because there are multiple layers of effects and threats that exist in the property, the most pressing of which is structural failure and deterioration. It does not take long for compromised construction materials to become too weak to function correctly, which can result in injuries when these elements collapse under the weight of inspectors.  

Secondly, contents within the property can become more and more damaged without the appropriate intervention of our trained team. A thorough assessment of the property earmarks these compromised possessions for removal to our facility for focused cleaning, deodorization, and safe storage until they can get returned.

While it might be tempting to oversee the inspection and assessment of your fire-damaged home on your own, there are many concerns to this approach as well. A safe practice is to trust your property to the experienced hands of our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale fire recovery team. Give us a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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What Should You do When Floodwaters Enter Your Glendale motel?

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let flood damage check into your motel! Call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Steps to Handling Commercial Flood Damage in Your Glendale Motel 

Your motel in Glendale can sustain flood damage following a major storm. It could lead to loss of items like electronics, appliances, furniture, artwork, and the possessions of your guests. The floodwater can also ruin different types of flooring, including hardwood floors, tiles, vinyl, carpeting, and the wood subfloor beneath the carpeting.   

Because of its porous surface, flood damage in your Glendale motel can also extend to the walls. It may be necessary to repair or replace the bottom section of the flood-damaged walls. The water may also ruin electrical wiring and cause fire and electrical hazards to staff and guests. Another problem linked to water damage is mold growth, which can affect the image and reputation of your motel and cause health risks.   

Flooding in one part of the motel can cause the closure of the entire property for safety and health concerns. Once floodwater enters a motel, it is vital to drain it and sanitize the building as soon as possible to keep the destruction from worsening. Before doing this, you should document the severity of the damage with photos and videos, including any landscaping issue like lost signage and debris. You can count on SERVPRO franchise professionals to help you clean up your motel and dry as well as sanitize the affected areas.   

Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can identify the problem areas and develop an effective strategy to deal with the incident. We are equipped to handle disasters of every scale. We can assist you in restoring hallways, guest rooms, and meeting and conference areas to their preloss condition. We can isolate your work area so you can continue with operations whenever it is safe to do so and help you get back to full activities within a short time.   

We have sophisticated water extraction equipment like truck-mounted pumps that can extract up to 36,000 gallons per day. Air movement is also crucial when drying a water-damaged building. The air in flood-damaged rooms slows down evaporation because it is usually humid and damp. Our SERVPRO technicians can place air movers in the affected rooms to blow the damp air outside and bring in warm, dry air to increase evaporation. We change the location of air moving equipment as drying happens to promote even and thorough drying of surfaces. After the moisture evaporates, it is necessary to remove it using dehumidifiers.   

Flooding can leave you with ruined or undamaged contents like furniture which needs removing from contaminated and damp conditions. We offer pack-out services which involve taking restorable items to our facilities for cleaning, wipe and spray, immersion or foam cleaning, and other treatments. We provide secure storage for such things until it is time to return them to business premises. 

If floodwaters have entered your motel, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 for assistance. We have experienced personnel and the right equipment to handle your commercial loss efficiently, making it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Certified Professionals Have The Expertise To Handle Your Water Removal Services

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

The sprinkler system inadvertently activated, it had run for nearly an hour before the water was turned off. We began restoration right away.

Glendale Water Removal Proceeds Smoothly With SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan

A significant water emergency in your Glendale business is both unexpected and predictable. Commercial spaces are threaded with water and waste lines that can break, often shared with neighboring businesses. Sprinkler systems, required by law, can engage due to the heat and smoke of even a minor fire, and they sometimes malfunction as well. Heavy rain can enter because of storm damage or poorly designed or maintained gutters and downspouts.

The many potential causes requiring water removal in your Glendale company can be anticipated and planned for with our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). Our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians share many years of on the job involvement in responding to and successfully mitigating and remediating substantial commercial water losses.

To get started on your ERP, contact SERVPRO. We send a seasoned water mitigation and remediation professional to assess your space for its strengths and vulnerabilities if water intrudes. A detailed layout, complete with digital photos, is saved, so our crews know what to expect if water removal becomes necessary. Utility shut-offs and locations of critical equipment are delineated.

You use our mobile app to add details, priorities, and contact information for the contractors and vendors who designed and built your space and support your systems and equipment. If you are unavailable during a crisis, nominate members of your staff or other individuals to make decisions. Clarify that SERVPRO is your preferred restoration company in your Profile.

We combine our assessment with your information into one concise digital document that guides our response if a water loss occurs in your business. Expect us to offer suggestions and recommendations to adapt storage and equipment positioning to minimize long term damage during a water crisis. Together we can also determine ways for you to maintain your relationships with the public and your customers during restoration. Our goal is to facilitate a fast resolution while allowing you to provide services and products continuously throughout the event.

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 today to begin the process of developing your ERP. You worked hard to build your reputation. We pledge to help you retain it.

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We Can Help If Your Glendale Home Experiences A Flood

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Reach out to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by dialing (323) 255-1000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Yeah, the SERVPRO Green Fleet to the Rescue in Eagle Rock

Why Eagle Rock Homeowners Choose SERVPRO for Home Restoration Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

After a fire of any size ruins portions of your residence or guts the entire property, call us at (323) 255-1000.

Why Property Owners Call SERVPRO When Fire Damages Their Glendale Residence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

We responded to a call regarding a water damage incident at a home.. Our experts used the floor mat drying system to remove the moisture.

Necessary Steps during Commercial Water Cleanup in Glendale

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

During the summertime, thunderstorms and other severe weather are likely to hit the Glendale area.

Flood Damage Professionals In Glendale Talk About Problems With Muddy Water

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

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

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

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

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

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your Glendale day care facility get closed down long term over water damage issues. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sanitization and Safety in Glendale Flood Damage Recovery

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

truck in front of property 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)

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)

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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Don't Let Water Damage in Your Glendale Home Slow Your Life Down

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

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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Give Our Crew A Call If Your Glendale Property Experiences A Flood

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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Use Our Expertise When Dealing With Glendale Water Damage

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Excess water in your home needs to be dealt with right away so that a mold infestation does not develop. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO's Fast Service for Water Damage in Glendale

A call to SERVPRO to help manage water damage in your Glendale home ensures that your residence gets the fastest and most capable service possible after a flood, leak, or another incident. Our services are so successful for local residents because we consistently get to the site faster and use advanced techniques to combat damage in less time than less qualified damage mitigation companies. Although we cannot prevent all damage from happening even with an exceptionally swift response to your call, we can drastically reduce the problems your home incurs in both the short and long term thanks to our services.

Our Readiness
SERVPRO stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to calls for help with water damage in Glendale and other local neighborhoods. We have live people ready to answer the phone at all hours of the day and night and can send out teams of damage mitigation technicians even at the worst hours and in the worst weather conditions. Never be afraid to pick up the phone and call us for help when you need it most.

Fast-Acting Procedures
For most situations, our first order of business is to remove water from the property. With the help of industrial equipment such as water extraction pumps and air movers, we can remove all traces of water and moisture from your home before it has a chance to set in and cause more severe problems for you in the long term.

Timely Restorations
Most homes require restoration work after water has been removed to bring materials and finishes back to their original appearance. Some companies like to drag out this procedure, racking up additional expenses while keeping bulky and unsightly equipment in your home. We make sure to keep our restoration work fast and efficient to avoid unnecessary expenses and trouble for you.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides fast and effective care for your home after it incurs water damage. Call us day or night at (323) 255-1000.

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Did You Discover Mold in Your Glendale Home? Call SERVPRO!

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Often mold colonies are hidden behind things like wall paper. Inspect your home often for signs of mold damage.

Drying and Mold Removal for Glendale Homes

When moist and damp conditions persist in specific areas of your Glendale home, various types of damages can result. While saturation of structural elements can lead to weakening and erosion on its own, a more significant concern is the possibility of mold and microbial growth. Finding a way to battle this organism once it has begun to colonize throughout the property is nothing that the average homeowner can handle on their own. Our remediation professionals can help to remove these colonies and restore the damage that the destructive organism can cause.

While you might understand the severity of finding mold damage in areas of your Glendale home, you might not understand the process to remove it entirely and return the property to its original condition. Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training and ongoing education to be leading experts in the restoration and remediation field, offering modern solutions to effectively and efficiently restore properties impacted by mold growth.

Moist conditions allow for these situations to occur in the first place, so as part of the containment and mitigation strategies for mold-damaged homes, our professionals work to dry out affected areas quickly. With a wide range of available equipment at the disposal of our highly-trained SERVPRO technicians, we utilize machines like air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels far below acceptable parameters to eliminate the ideal conditions for further colonization.

Removal of the mold growth itself can happen in many ways as well. The choice between approaches like sanding, soda blasting, an antimicrobial solution, and removal of the material depends on the severity of the damage and the type of material affected by the organism. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly, 24 hours a day, to assess the right approach to remove mold growth from your home fast.

The discovery of mold growth in your home can be alarming and leave homeowners quickly searching for answers. Our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale remediation technicians can arrive quickly, 24/7, to provide our expertise and industry-leading equipment. Give us a call today at (818) 244-6005.

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SERVPRO Can Manage the Damage of Mold In Your Glendale Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mold like this needs immediate attention, call SERVPRO, they are the experts.

Injectidry systems and Esporta Washing Machines in Glendale Mold Damage Services

The buildup of moisture in cavities around the home is hard to spot and even harder to stop. After water damage or heavy rainfall, wet spots can become a breeding ground for mold spores. These microscopic fungi are a natural part of the home environment but can become a problem when water is present. In the right conditions, mold spores can form colonies in as little as forty-eight hours and require professional remediation. 

The impact of mold damage in Glendale properties can be widespread. Mold colonies spread rapidly and can cause health problems. SERVPRO is a local provider with IICRC certificate holders in mold assessment and remediation. In most cases, the sight and smell of mold are enough to justify a restoration procedure. If you suspect mold growth, you can always call us on our 24-hour emergency helpline to arrange a service within four hours of notification of loss. 

On arrival, SERVPRO technicians can assess the scope and breadth of the task at hand. The surface appearance of a mold may be the tip of the iceberg, so expertise is essential to finding the source of colonies- usually a damp spot or leaking pipes. Where the source of mold is hidden inside wall cavities, we can bring in industrial grade injectridry systems to help air and dry the wall. 

Injectridry systems are expensive and not all restoration providers have access to this type of equipment. We use them because they can be beneficial when it comes to restoring a property to its preloss conditions. The system itself uses injectors spaced apart by four inches at a time. By drilling small holes into the wall, a SERVPRO technician is capable of using this equipment to fully air and dry any moisture that could be causing mold growth. 

As a rule of thumb, mold tends to impact fabrics worse dense materials. The porous nature of fabrics often results in mold being absorbed into the fabric itself. Using industrial grade Esporta washing machines we may be able to save your precious fabrics and restore them to a satisfactory preloss condition. Your SERVPRO technician can help you to make an itinerary of any possessions that are packed out to an external facility for deep cleaning.

Making the damage "like it never even happened," requires patience and expertise. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale (818) 244-6005 today.

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How Our Specialists Use Dry Ice In Our Mold Remediation Process In Glendale

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

One of the many ways that SERVPRO fights mold damage in Glendale homes is with the help of a process known as dry ice blasting.

Dry Ice Blasts Away Mold Damage In Glendale

One of the many ways that SERVPRO fights mold damage in Glendale homes is with the help of a process known as dry ice blasting. Although the name can, for many people, conjure up frightening images of home damage at the hands of inexperienced repair crews, dry ice blasting is, in reality, a safe and effective tool to remove mold from surfaces. To understand how and why we use this technique in local homes, you should first know a bit more about how it works.

Dry ice blasting is particularly useful for cleaning mold damage in Glendale thanks to its chemical makeup. Dry ice is composed of carbon dioxide that has been frozen to extremely low temperatures, without any water added to the mix. So, when we use pressurized air to blast small pellets of dry ice onto patches of mold growth, we can remove spores from the surface without causing any water damage to the area. Furthermore, water can sometimes be helpful rather than harmful to mold growth and is generally not a recommended base for cleaning solutions used on fungi. Rather than melting, dry ice sublimates or converts directly from a solid to a gas. Thus, we can clean relatively large areas of your home without any risk of causing more damage.

Our dry ice blasters use shavings and pellets of dry coupled with pressurized air to scrape mold spores off of your walls, floors, and other home surfaces down to the microscopic level. Although this process can cause minor damage to some materials if done improperly, our technicians are all trained and certified to know when to use these tools and what their limits are. Due to the loud noises and potential for flying debris, we urge you to keep clear of our technicians whenever they are using our blasting machines.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale uses cutting-edge technology to provide the best restoration services possible for your home. Call us at (818) 244-6005 for our help.

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Space Heaters Can Cause Significant Fire Damage Issues In Your Glendale Home!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Faulty space heaters can become a severe fire damage hazard when left unattended inside of your home.

A Malfunctioning Space Heater Can Cause Fire Damage In Your Glendale Home

Faulty space heaters can become a severe fire damage hazard when left unattended inside of your home. As the temperature drops and homes become chillier, many people seek out space heaters to keep a drafty section of their house warm. Your living room is wide open and quite chilly during the winter, so plugging in your old heater seemed rather harmless. However, the damaged cord of your appliance caused a fire to break out while you worked in your home office. The heavy curtains covering the window behind the heater burnt up and soot covered the armchair.

While the flames may have been relatively easy to put out with the extinguisher that you keep inside of your home, it is unwise not to call for help remediating the fire damage inside your Glendale home. Putting out the fire is only the first step of fixing the problem. The soot, smoke, and grime that is left behind by fire are also capable of causing damage to the structure and your belongings. Calling for professional help as soon as possible can help ensure that the fire damage inside of your home is remediated smoothly.

SERVPRO always strives to get to your home in a timely fashion. As soon as we receive your call, we begin to assemble a team and then leave our facility as soon as possible. We understand that the faster fire damage is seen to, the better it is for the remediation process.

SERVPRO can start with cleaning up the leftovers of burnt fabric left behind by your curtains. Once the remainder of the curtains is removed, our team of IICRC-certified technicians can begin to clean the greasy soot off the wall and your armchair. We can use a lubricative-solution to spray onto the soot, breaking down the surface grime and lifting it from the paint below. Your armchair can be deep-cleaned with a solution used for fabric.

Once the soot is gone, the only task left for SERVPRO to attend to is the foul odor. Our technicians can use a thermal fogger to rid your home of the scent that fire leaves behind. Once the particles are neutralized, you can return to your home as if it was in its preloss state.

If a fire occurs and causes damage, minor or extensive, don't hesitate to get help. Phone SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale by calling (818) 244-6005. Our technicians are ready to help you!

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Some of the Biggest Problems With Mold in Glendale Result From Delayed Action

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

When you see or smell signs of mold in your home, call SERVPRO for effective remediation services. Contact us right away to stop the spread.

Why Industry Leading Training Makes SERVPRO the Choice for Mold Damage Remediation in Glendale

So you begin to notice a distinctive musty odor in some regions of the house. As you search for the source, you move around furniture in the offending area, and sure enough, there it is mold. The discovery of mold in the home is not uncommon and should not be a cause to panic. We have all heard horror stories of Black mold or infestations that have required thousands of dollars in remodeling work. However, the truth is that in the vast majority of cases, all you have to do is make a simple phone call.

Removing mold damage in Glendale properties does require professional help. Although, it does not often require full-scale mold testing in a laboratory. The visible signs and odors of the mold are enough to pick up the phone and ring SERVPRO. We are one of the leading services for mold restoration because we operate locally and have access to national-level resources.

Why do national resources matter? The answer is simple. Proper mold remediation requires skill and training. SERVPRO employs technicians that hold IICRC certificates in mold assessment, applied structural drying and mold remediation. These come together to form a three-pronged skillset that is essential to completing a service correctly. Not only that, but we are also available 24 hours a day on our emergency call line.

Removing the visible signs of mold is not enough by itself. To fully restore a home it is necessary to find the source, usually a damp spot or leak that is creating the conditions for mold spores to proliferate. SERVPRO technicians use their mold assessment training to locate the source and either fix a leaking pipe or use their applied structural drying training to help remove the damage. Without taking this crucial step, the mold can return again and again.

SERVPRO technicians use their mold remediation certification to ensure the damage is removed and to prevent it from spreading into other areas of the home. Agitation is an effective method, but the nature of it can lead to spores becoming airborne and settling elsewhere. We quarantine the affected area using a physical barrier, like plastic sheeting, or by applying negative air pressure.

All in all, our advanced training helps us to provide a better service to our community here in Glendale and the surrounding area. Book a service by calling SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005 today.

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Your Best Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Glendale

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is something that can happen very quickly and requires immediate attention. Contact SERVPRO should your home have excess water.

WHY SERVPRO Has a Proven Record in Water Removal in Glendale and Its Environs

There are strong reasons as to WHY SERVPRO is considered a reliable water removal service provider. Like any other field, the cleaning and restoration industry has seen a rapid advancement in the employed techniques and technology. We understand we have to keep pace with technological advancements if we want the services we offer to be efficient and return the affected items to their preloss conditions. Let us cover some of the equipment and methods we use when attending to such events in Glendale.
There are certain drying principles that our SERVPRO technicians observe when offering water removal services in Glendale. To begin with, we have to identify the degree of moisture in your property. Sometimes it can be challenging to use a naked eye to judge whether there is water within the floors, ceilings, and walls. With the help of an infrared camera, we can identify locations with water and come up with removal procedures. We can also use hygrometers, moisture meters, and sensors to measure moisture saturation in surfaces and materials.
Our SERVPRO technicians speed up the drying process by using appropriate water extraction equipment. When dealing with high-level water, we use gas-powered and submersible pumps. The use of portable and truck-mounted extraction units are also an efficient water removal option. The water extraction method we settle on is determined by the accessibility of the area, the level of the water, and whether the water has some sediments or not.
Physical extraction methods are not enough to remove all the moisture from the building. Remember, some moisture may remain within the floors, walls, and the ceiling area and cause warping and swelling in such locations. By installing high-speed air movers at the site, we increase the rate of evaporation. As evaporation occurs, water is added into the atmosphere, so we use dehumidifiers to pull the moisture from the surrounding air.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has a highly trained staff that is equipped with the skills and the experience to restore and clean water damaged properties. We observe best practices and IICRC standards when we are working for you. Call (818) 244-6005 now and benefit from our emergency services.

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Why SERVPRO? Fast Help When Your Eagle Rock Property Needs It Most After the Firestorm

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

California, Los Angeles, and Eagle Rock All Suffer from The Woolsey Wildfire--Call SERVPRO for Help with Recovery

Wildfire Cleanup and Recovery for Your Eagle Rock Property

With the devastation of the Woolsey Wildfire to Eagle Rock homes and businesses, many homeowners have already or soon get their first look at what happened to their property. Some structures within the path of this disaster no longer exist, but for those deemed fortunate enough for their houses to remain standing and salvageable, finding the right professional assistance in this trying time is not as challenging as you might believe.

Our franchise has a wide array of personnel with IICRC-certifications in Fire and Smoke Restoration to help overcome the effects the wildfire had on your Eagle Rock residence. With many homeowners struggling to determine what has to happen to restore their properties, our rapid response team can ensure that an efficient assessment of the damage gets conducted to provide your insurance provider the appropriate evidence and documentation of the work your property requires.

Smoke and soot are common effects many homeowners outside of the devastating path must contend with in their houses. Our SERVPRO professionals have our Green Fleet of box trucks and other restoration vehicles stocked with equipment designed to overcome these effects fast. Our air scrubbers and high-powered vacuums can help to tackle both indoor air quality concerns as well as set in soot on surfaces throughout the property.

Smoke can spread quickly throughout your home, affecting a wide area in a short period. With our thermal foggers, we release an OSHA-approved chemical compound into the environment and affected materials to neutralize the harsh odor on contact and eliminate it permanently. This deodorization process is safe for use on carpeting, clothing, fabrics, drapery, textiles, and other materials affected by the spread of smoke and foul odor.

For those directly affected by the wildfire, our SERVPRO rapid response team can help prepare your property for reconstruction and rebuilding necessary after structural damages. We use controlled demolition techniques to carefully remove only the unsalvageable materials and leave a clean area for replacement materials to get installed.

The wildfire has affected so many homes and businesses throughout our area, let our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale help you clean up the mess and restore your property efficiently. Give us a call today at (818) 244-6005.

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Get Rid Of Your Commercial Water Damage Issues In Glendale Once And For All With Help From The Crew At SERVPRO

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO commercial water removal restoration services in Glendale can restore your business when possible.

Commercial Water Removal Services In Glendale Can Restore Your Business

The t-shirt business you own is your primary source of income. Unfortunately, a pipe inside the store burst last night after you went home and now water is standing in the middle of your shop. The damage can be extensive if you do not act fast and call a professional right away. Plus, not contacting us may hamper your livelihood if you have to close your store for a day or two.

SERVPRO commercial water removal restoration services in Glendale can restore your business when possible. You can rely on our technicians to have the skills and training to accurately extract excess water from your store within hours after you call us. Typically, it only takes an inch or two of water to ruin merchandise on the lower racks, flooring, and baseboards. We can pack-out your t-shirts and accessory items like belts, hats, socks, and caps and store them in a safe area until our team completes the job. If any of the contents need cleaning or drying, we can provide that service on or off-site. Since mold can grow within 48-hours, our techs may need to apply anti-fungal agents during the cleaning process to prevent mold growth on any clothing we remove from the premises.

The crew can utilize a variety of industrial machines such as wands, pumps, portable extractors and wet/dry vacuums to eliminate water from the structure fast. Also, they may employ professional-grade air movers and industrial fans to circulate warm air and push dampness outside of the structure. These steps help speed up the drying process. We may also use dehumidifiers to enhance evaporation and to increase drying. You can trust us to work fast because we understand that business owners want to get their business back to full operation as quickly as possible, so they make a profit.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale strive to restore businesses to their preloss condition. We also serve Northeast Los Angeles, Atwater Village, and Highland Park. If you need commercial water removal services in these areas, call us immediately at (818) 244-6005.

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Did You Know That SERVPRO Arrives With Equipment to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Eagle Rock Home?

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let the water damage behind your walls keep destroying your home. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate any damage.

Professional Assistance Helps Homeowners Cope with Water Damage in Eagle Rock

When water spills into a property, it can cause a wide range of damages. Common damages include stains which can form on carpets or other fabrics, while structural components such as drywall can lose their structural integrity becoming weak and soft. Stains can be caused by debris dissolved in the water or rust from metallic items affected by the water. Our IICRC certified restoration services can help you cope with the damages caused by water spillage in your Eagle Rock property.
Most of the specific aspects of water damage in Eagle Rock can be prevented by extracting the water within a short period. For instance, drywall and other structural components are sturdy enough to withstand exposure to water for some time before severe damages occur. Since our SERVPRO technicians have sophisticated pumps to extract water immediately we start the restoration process, it is possible to avoid demolition, and instead only use drying equipment to save the affected materials.
When water seeps into wall cavities and reaches the insulation, it can cause the loss of R-value. On your own, the only way to establish the level of damage in these cavities is to tear down the walls. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrating moisture meters to gauge the level of penetration before tearing everything down. FLIR thermal cameras also help us establish all moisture problem areas, and especially if we suspect additional leak sources.
Sometimes, and especially if the water leak happens when no one is home, it might not be possible to extract the water immediately. In such cases tear down, and removal of affected materials is the best solution to avoid problems such as mold. Our SERVPRO crews cut the drywall and insulation 2 feet above the point where the water reaches making it easier to remove all affected materials. We also have enough expertise and tools to remove wet carpets because extended exposure to water can cause carpets to delaminate.
Water spillage incidents cannot overwhelm you when you call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale. You can reach us at (818) 244-6005 any time of the day. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Removes Residual Odors From Your Glendale Home After a Flood

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Strong odors are a byproduct of flooding.SERVPRO has the equipment to remove the odors and make your home "Like it never even happened."

Eliminating the Odor Left Behind by Flood Damage in a Glendale Residence

Clean water from broken lines or overflows in your Glendale home can cause an odor to begin developing. When highly contaminated water from flooding invades your home, the smell can become exorbitantly stronger. When your home contains such odors, the scent can transfer to clothing, books, shoes, and anything else porous enough to absorb the particles causing the smell.  

Glendale residents carry the smell of flood damage out of their homes every time they wear clothing that picked up that scent. Because odors can persist for lengthy periods, SERVPRO uses high technology to eliminate the particles that cause such smells. After we place your belongings inside the deodorizing chamber, hydroxyl generators fill it with hydroxy gas.  

When the weakly bonded H – O – H molecule breaks down and releases an H atom, this now-free atom bonds with the microscopic materials that cause flood damage odors. Once bonded, the particles become too heavy to waft back into the air and create an odor.  

This process works for other items, also. Stuffed toys, porcelain collectibles, fine art, fragile items, and a lot more. Deodorizing after or during the more physical aspects of flood damage mitigation can help make things genuinely feel “Like it never even happened.” Not only is your home's restoration making it possible for you and your family to return home, your newly cleaned and deodorized belongings hold no traces of the ordeal you recently experienced.  

SERVPRO's Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands that odors can seem stronger to one individual while at the same time another person does not notice anything. Because we want you to be satisfied with our work, we discuss the options regarding this aspect of flood damage mitigation. We are not satisfied until you are happy with the results. Reaching this point requires that we form a partnership with you and keep communication lines open the entire time we perform the mitigation work. We are always happy to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you have about your home's condition.  

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help you and your family get everything back to normal after an event involving flood damage. If your home in Atwater Village or Highland Park suffers through flooding, call us at (818) 244-6005. Our 24-hour service line is open every day of the year.

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Your Best Guide to Glendale Water Damage Remediation Decisions After an Incident

10/28/2018 (Permalink)

Wet sheetrock can quickly break down, crumble and even harbor mold. Call SERVPRO to remediate any damages after a water damage event.

Deciding Whether to Restore or Replace Your Items During Water Damage Restoration in Glendale

There are many factors we look at when drying your water damaged property. Though some may imagine that the procedures we use to restore properties are the same, it may not be true. It is necessary to understand that different homes have different contents and structural components that need different restoration procedures. For instance, the method we use to restore ceiling tiles might be completely different from what we use to restore hardwood floors. We are going at some of cleanup and drying technique we use when restoring buildings in Glendale.
Extended time may be needed when restoring the layers of sheetrock in your water damaged Glendale home. If our SERVPRO technicians do their estimations and find out that the additional time costs more than the replacement option, we may advise you to do a replacement. If we have to dry the sheetrock, then we have to monitor its progress using a penetrating moisture meter. We are careful when handling wet drywall since it is so fragile and gains stability as it becomes dry. When necessary, we can patch holes and introduce air movers to enhance air circulate and increase the rate of evaporation.
It is less costly to remove ceiling tiles when compared to drying them. Usually, water leaves the tiles with stains and also makes them bow. Acoustical tiles do not withstand moisture, so, we may advise you to replace them with other types that are more resistant to such factors. We have to remove the ceiling tiles so that air circulation can take place above the gridlines. Older ceiling tiles may contain asbestos, so, we are extra careful when handling them.
We make sure the structure is completely dry before replacing the ceiling tiles and sheetrock. If the humidity of the structure is still high, we may perform dehumidification to lower it. Introducing heaters and air movers is another way of reducing the structure’s drying time.
Choose SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when you need highly trained and experienced technicians to clean and dry your home after a disaster. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 to learn more about our commercial and residential restoration services.

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

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

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 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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

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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Fast Water Removal In Your Glendale Hotel Saves Your Guests' Vacation And Your Business

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Ring SERVPRO for Room Service Water Removal in Your Glendale Hotel--Keep Your Guests Happy

SERVPRO Responds Swiftly to Extract Water and Keep Your Business As Usual

Owning and operating a hotel in Glendale can pose challenges every day. Managing a large staff and catering to the needs of a never-ending stream of visitors to our area can be rewarding but also requires superb people skills. Knowing how to delegate tasks and solve problems on the fly is especially vital if water incursions threaten to interfere with the needs of your guests and the operation of your business. Our services are always available to manage water damage.

Hotels are laced with plumbing lines to and from a multitude of guest rooms, and also feature pools, spas, restaurants, and laundry areas. Widespread access means water removal in your Glendale hotel must be swift and sure if an emergency occurs. It is unprofitable and unprofessional to move hotel guests out of their lodgings because a pool flooded or a pipe burst. Our talented water removal experts arrive at your site fast to contain the problem while disrupting your guests as little as possible.
Although your housekeeping staff members can manage minor spills, hundreds of gallons of water pulsing out of a pipe or spreading from the fitness center are beyond a response that relies mainly on a mop and a bucket. SERVPRO’s water removal team is armed with the training and specialized equipment to rid your hotel of excess water fast, and our vehicles arrive with pumps and high-efficiency water extractors ready to take on the mess.
SERVPRO has decades of water removal experience that our crew members rely on when responding to your emergency. We assess the situation swiftly and put a plan in place that contains the disaster area, impacting as few of your guests as possible. The pumps take care of standing water, and extractors join in to pull water out of cavities and recesses.
If the water soaked any carpeting, weighted and heated extraction wands could start the process of drying floor coverings in place. SERVPRO crews position air movers and also use heat to complete the drying. Dehumidifiers balance the effort to move water from structures and fixtures into a vapor state where it can be condensed, contained, and discarded. We check for any evidence of secondary damage such as mold growth or delamination of areas of the carpeting as we finish up the job, and adjust our services based on what we find.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale takes great pride in meeting our business customers’ water removal needs. Do not hesitate to call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (818) 214-7516 for a rapid response.

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Possessions Need Protection And Restoration When Flood Damages Homes In Glendale

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Pumps Out Floodwaters Swiftly to Mitigate Storm Damage to Your Glendale Property

SERVPRO Follows Storm Damage Control Protocols to Mitigate Harm

The people, the building, and the possessions -- these are the three major concerns when flooding damages your Glendale home. Without a doubt, the priority is ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe and dry after the waters begin rising. Restoring and preserving the integrity of your building’s structure is the second priority. Providing for the recovery of fixtures, furnishings, documents, and personal possessions is also a pressing issue. Our trained flood damage crews can assist with all three.
Glendale homes risk flood damage when pop-up thunderstorms occur locally or to the east in the San Gabriel Mountains. Although our climate is generally dry, flash flooding periodically challenges residents. Your duty as a homeowner is to respond to the reality of weather conditions, not the probability. Our crews are ready to remove water and dry the structure of your home regardless of the cause as quickly as we can schedule an assessment.
One of the services SERVPRO offers customers is a systematic inventory and pack out option. When your home floods, the contents are trapped in sometimes feet of water. Upholstery saturates, furniture joints swell and separate, paperwork and pictures face ruin, and clothing and linens collect filth. All of the above possessions can develop microbial contamination if not removed from the water, cleaned, and dried out.
Our crew members make through lists of the items removed, including pictures of items in some cases. Undamaged items are bubble-wrapped and taken to our production facility or a dry area on your property. Items showing water damage are protected and packed for further evaluation and restoration by specially trained SERVPRO production technicians. We have resources available like freeze drying for books and papers and access to laundry and dry cleaning facilities for factors and clothing.
We evaluate the condition of your furniture and rugs and use a variety of techniques to clean and dry them once moved off your property. SERVPRO uses professional cleaning products and EPA registered antimicrobials to bring your furnishings and other possessions back to a fresh and dry condition. We establish the proper drying equilibrium in the space chosen to restore the articles, using heat, air movers, and dehumidifiers to force the moisture to follow the laws of physics and migrate out of your belongings.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale earns your confidence with industry-leading flood damage restoration for both your home and its contents. Call (818) 214-7516 to schedule an assessment as soon as you notice the waters rising in your home.

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The Common Threats of Fire Damage To Glendale Homes

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage to Large Homes or Small Hot Tubs in the Glendale Area--Call SERVPRO

Smoke Odors, Damage, and Cleanup for Your Glendale Property Are Only a Phone Call Away--SERVPRO

While you might not ever get prepared for a fire breaking out in your Glendale home, you should know that this occurrence is likely to leave many lingering and acute consequences to face. Fortunately, you do not have to contend with all of these on your own, mainly if you or your insurance company has found the benefits of choosing professional restoration services.

The fire itself might vary from residence to residence, but the fire damage that your Glendale home experiences are typical regarding its restoration. With the extensive training that our SERVPRO professionals undergo to prepare them for fire restoration, they get certified to our high standards and that of the IICRC. This training prepares them for all facets of fire damage, the best equipment to use to a restore a home, and the kind of personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves safe.

From the moment that our team reports to your home following the extinguishment of a fire, we work quickly to establish a full scope of the damage that your home faces and the best approach to handling each lingering effect. From smoke and soot damage removal to assessing structural integrity, we consider each part of this restoration process to be equally important.

One of the most common perils that tend to threaten comfortable living in a home following even a minor fire is smoke damages. This effect often presents itself as a noxious odor that seeps into furniture, fabrics, clothing and other materials throughout the environment. Removal of this odor might be one of the final steps of the restoration, but it leaves a lasting mark on the entire completed job. Deodorization typically gets accomplished with the use of thermal foggers after the work of hydroxyl generators has been completed. Restoring healthy indoor air quality is of paramount importance for the well-being of you and your family.

Fighting off the effects of a fire is no easy feat. You can rely on the experience and determination of our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale fire restoration specialists to help you overcome the damage and clean up the mess quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 290-8255.

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Water Damage Often Causes Odor Problems in Glendale Properties

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can leave an unpleasant odor in your home long after the damage has been mitigated. Contact SERVPRO right away for odor elimination.

SERVPRO Enlists an Entire Group of Technicians Who Deal Primarily with Odor Elimination After Water Damage

After water enters into areas of your Glendale area home where it can cause problems, they might seem to grow in magnitude. This happens because water can create soft spots in flooring and other materials that take time to become noticeable. Affected drywall, stucco, and other wall types can also crumble, become stained, warp and bubble, lose their paint in flakes that show up on floors, and exhibit bubbled wallpaper coverings. Other problems are not seen but noticed in other ways.

If your home has had problems with water damage in Glendale, you might experience ongoing odor problems. Even after extraction of the water and the drying out of your home and furnishings occurred, odors can persist. Your home's interior might seem picture-perfect, but lingering odors can cause you to realize that a problem still plagues your home. The longer water sat inside your home, the more persistent these odors can seem to you.
Deodorization by SERVPRO technicians can help complete the restoration process by removing the odors caused by the extended presence of water. Even after the physical removal of microorganisms and other odor-causing substances takes place, odor often remains a problem. We use different methods to ensure our customers' satisfaction with the results. It is important to us that you find your home's restoration work acceptable.
SERVPRO's Odor Control Technician (OCT) solves problem odors left behind by water damage through different methods. Sometimes, odors develop during the long curing process of new adhesives used in the restoration process. Depending on the source of the odor, or sources when more than one causes problems for your family, our OCT's methods could include different techniques, or combinations, to clear the air in your home of offensive odors.
When adhesives such as those used in carpeting or other components of your home cause problems, injecting the carpet's pad with odor-killing agents can help immensely. When adhesives that bonded plastic components to the framework of your home, placing deodorizing gel packs may work – when these cannot fit, injecting similar agents into the cracks often resolves the problem.
However, not all odors come from discoverable sources, or we find them too widespread to utilize a solution that relies on a topical approach. When this situation occurs, we use machines that generate hydroxyl gas to eliminate these odors no matter their location. Hydroxyl molecules bond with odor-causing ones and makes a larger, heavier molecule. Because it now weighs more, becoming airborne and causing odors can no longer happen.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale wants to ensure that your home's restoration after water damage is complete, including the elimination of bothersome odors that persist. Call us at (818) 244-6005 to stop experiencing these problems.

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Professionals Trained To Treat Mold Damage In Your Glendale Area Home

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

When a mold infestation attacks your home, call our SERVPRO team for help.

Find out How SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage in Your Glendale Home

After having water problems in your Glendale home, mold can become a very severe problem. Whether you believe the mold itself is particularly dangerous or not, it is always safer to have mold contamination treated by a professional mold remediation company. Homeowners that try to treat contaminated areas can lead to additional problems, more damage, and a larger area to contend with later.

All that mold needs to survive is oxygen, a food source, and moisture. Since many materials used to build your home contain organic materials and oxygen exists almost everywhere, the final ingredient in most cases is water. Ignoring mold damage that develops in your Glendale home can wreak havoc on your living environment, cause safety problems, and even affect property values.

Mold tends to hide in your walls, ceiling, attic, and basement as well as other hard to reach areas that provide it with the perfect living environment to thrive. Contacting professional mold remediation and mitigation technicians, like those offered at SERVPRO, gives you an opportunity to get ahead of the problem and find a reliable solution.

SERVPRO provides you with highly-trained IICRC certified restoration specialists who specialize in mold remediation. Our local team responds to your call for assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting with locating moisture problems in your home and cutting them off at the source. The use of hygrometers, infrared moisture detectors, and other advanced equipment gives us an advantage when approaching mold issues found in your home.

SERVPRO technicians understand how to locate possible mold-prone areas such as closets with high humidity, improperly vented restrooms, laundry rooms, and cooking areas. Our entire restoration team works hard to provide you with solutions specific to your circumstances and helps you regain control of your living environment as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has a detail-oriented mold remediation team experienced in resolving mold problems found on your property. We can fully assess mold damage, provide you with containment, cleaning, and restoration services that you can count on to regain control of your home’s living environment fast, call today. (818) 214-7516

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Commercial Water Damage Experts In Glendale Discuss Move Out Reasons

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Let Your Glendale Gift Shop Get Wrapped Up in Water Damage--Call SERVPRO to Keep Your Doors Open

SERVPRO Provides Required Services to Mitigate Water Damage in Commercial Settings

Sometimes a water leak inside your Glendale gift shop can be devastating. Especially if your business is located on the lower level of a multi-level building, water can saturate many items and materials inside your store. If a pipe breaks on a floor above your business, then water can pour in through the ceiling.
Water entering your shop from the ceiling can cause safety hazards such as falling down ceiling tiles or drywall. Before any work on commercial water damage in Glendale takes place, our SERVPRO technicians secure the area. Any potentials hazards are removed so that the area is safe for all occupants.
Water entering your gift shop from the ceiling can cause much damage if it pours down for a long time. Many items can get water damaged and need special attention. It is also possible that many of your products get wet and need to be dried out and possibly deodorized and disinfected.
In cases where water problems are severe, our SERVPRO technicians can move items out of your store to be dried in a different location. Sometimes if the building was affected by large amounts of moisture moving out items can speed up the drying process. Porous materials can hold moisture that keeps humidity levels up slowing down drying. When contents are moved out of the building, the drying equipment can dry out building materials at a faster rate.
The products then dry out faster when they are brought to a controlled environment. First, our SERVPRO restoration team takes inventory of all items that get moved out of your store. We then pack up all of your affected products and put them in labeled boxes before they get moved to an off-site location.
Then the items get unpacked at the drying location, typically our facility, and a checklist is kept to track the step each item has gone through. When drying out contents, all items get spread out on tables, and drying equipment gets set up in a controlled room. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the evaporation process and reduce moisture levels of your products quickly.
If foul odors exist inside your affected gift shop products, then deodorization can occur at the same off-site location. To deodorize contents, we can set up an ozone generator inside a sealed room that gives of O3 molecules that oxides malodor particles neutralizing them. Usually, hand-held sprayers suffice in masking or neutralizing unwanted odors. If you need help drying out wet products in your gift shop, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005 24/7.

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How Light Rain Leads to Flood Damage in Glendale

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Stormwater Damage in Glendale Often Results from Runoff

Various Factors in Glendale Can Lead to Flooding after a Storm—SERVPRO Has the Solutions

Contrary to popular belief, colossal rainfall does not need to occur for homes in Glendale to face the prospect of flood damage. Rain in any amount can lead to flooding as soil saturation, sewer overflow, terrain abnormalities, and other factors allow a relatively small amount of water to snowball into a much bigger problem. SERVPRO prepares after every major storm to respond to widespread flooding in the area, but we also maintain readiness year-round to make sure we can help whenever and wherever disasters happen in the local area.

Soil Saturation
A major contributing factor to many cases of flood damage in Glendale is the amount of water in the soil before rainfall. While water use restrictions have helped to reduce average soil saturation in recent years, the area can remain wet for extended periods of time for a variety of reasons. In some situations, even a relatively mild bout of rain may not be able to find any space in the soil and can directly convert to a flowing sheet of floodwater. Water percolation to eventually reach the aquifer may be too slow to avoid flooding.

Road and Drainage System Damage
Drainage systems along roadways are essential in cities worldwide because all types of pavement can absorb little to no water before developing flood-like conditions. When roadways become damaged or undergo heavy maintenance, their drainage systems may sometimes be temporarily compromised, creating isolated problems when the weather turns out unfavorable. These cases are rare but can happen almost anywhere along a paved street.

Open Windows and Doors
Leaving a window open during a storm can subject the immediate room or area to enough water to soak materials and cause long-term damage without proper attention. In these situations, SERVPRO technicians make sure not to over-extend their operations and keep a low profile to prevent a relatively minor flood incident from becoming a major inconvenience.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides flood damage mitigation and restoration services for affected homes in the area. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

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Water Extraction and Drying are Important to Water Damage Restoration

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Small leaks under the sink can suddenly gush water and leave your home facing water damage. Call the technicians at SERVPRO right away.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Property After a Water Damage Emergency 

The pipe under the sink in your downstairs Glendale bathroom broke. Water ran from the bathroom and wet the carpeting in the adjoining bedroom. The carpeting is moist, which can pose a massive problem if you are slow to act. To avoid further problems such as mold growth, call in the professionals right away. Responding quick can help reduce water damage issues in your home. During the inspection, the technician can use a moisture sensor to detect if the padding is wet. The sharp probes penetrate the surface of the carpet. When moisture is present, the sensor beeps and a light flashes. Moisture sensors are ideal for helping prevent mold issues.  
IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use water damage removal extractors in Glendale in many cases like this to remove as much water as possible from wet carpeting. The three extractors we use to remove water from structures are heater, pump, and vacuum. During this type of water damage mitigation, technicians can use the vacuum extractor. Extractors are either truck mounted or portable. Both work the same and efficiently remove water from wet carpeting. Our trained technicians examine the affected area to determine what equipment is best to use in various situations. When there is a water breach such as a pipe burst, extracting water is essential to restoring the home.
In accord with water removal, drying is also a vital step in water damage restoration. Thorough extraction helps reduce drying time, which is why it may take several passes before the carpet is ready for the drying aspect. Without proper drying, within two days, mold starts to grow. SERVPRO stresses the importance of air movement in water damage restoration. Though air movers can be disruptive due to their loudness, homeowners must leave them on during the drying phase to ensure the measured level of dryness set by the technicians. Air movers restore carpeting by quickly evaporating moisture and by generating a steady and circular flow of air into the home environment. The air mover dries moisture in the air and helps accelerate the drying process.  
Extra drying may be needed. Due to significant soaking, delamination may occur. Typically, glue separates from the backing when overly wet. When this happens, technicians use a technique called “floating.” During this process, carpeting is slightly pulled up from the tack strips along the wall to allow air movers to blow warm air directly under the carpet. The carpeting may “float” to some degree. “Floating” helps increase evaporation and helps lessen drying time. Fast drying can prevent delamination.  
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale uses professional extraction and drying equipment. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 for any size water emergency.

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Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Eagle Rock Home After an Oven Fire

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Oven fires can be caused by excess oil and grease, overflowing batter when baking, and food scraps left in the bottom of the oven.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after a Kitchen Fire

Most home fires in Eagle Rock occur in the kitchen, so it is good to be prepared in case of an emergency. Oven fires can be frightening but are generally easy to contain and can many times be prevented. They can happen when you are cooking something with a lot of grease and fat, as it can splatter and create a flame. When baking, the batter can overflow, dripping to the bottom of the oven and start a fire, or food scraps left in the oven can also catch fire.

No matter the case, an oven fire and fire damage to your Eagle Rock home is something that needs to be handled right away. Not only do you have the damage from the fire to deal with, but also any smoke that was created. Settled smoke and soot is acidic and can create further damage to your home. At SERVPRO, our staff is always on standby to help you when you need it, and we are specially trained to handle cleaning up after a fire.

Smoke and soot particles are products of incomplete combustion. They are carcinogens which are thought to be dangerous and can begin to degrade contents of your home within just a few days. When dealing with smoke and soot, SERVPRO techs wear respirators, gloves, and other protective clothing. Ventilation is essential, and if possible, we let the contaminants in the air outside.

Our restoration professionals evaluate the contents of your home to determine if they need to be replaced, or if we can successfully restore them to a preloss condition. Sentimental value, cost, and antique value are all taken into consideration. In many cases, if the items are not directly damaged by the fire or excessive heat, they can be salvaged and restored.

Odor can also be an issue. The first step in getting rid of these odors is getting rid of the source. We can eliminate the odors many times with cleaning methods, but sometimes the item itself may have to be discarded.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale takes all the necessary steps to restore your home in Glendale, Eagle Rock, or Highland Park back to its preloss condition after a fire. Get in touch with us as soon as possible by dialing (818) 244-6005 so we can help you avoid additional damages and get your home back to the way it was.

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A Burst Pipe Inside of Your Glendale Crawl Space May Leave You in Need of Water Removal Services

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your crawlspace can cause structural damage, as well as help proliferate a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Property to Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

When a pipe that runs through your crawl space bursts and creates a need for professional water removal services, the situation can be challenging. Crawl Spaces are small and can be difficult to maneuver inside of, which can make it hard to remove the still water from within it. However, settling to try and take the water out yourself with an everyday wet/dry vacuum might not be very practical, and the equipment to dry the space thoroughly is very pricey. Hiring professional services can save you money on this cost and makes sure that the job is thoroughly done.
Removing the water from your Glendale crawl space may not be easy, but it is essential to get it out of your home. Leaving the water for prolonged amounts of time can cause the potential for mold growth to rise. If the floor of your crawl space is a dirt floor, the mixture can cause mud to form, making it even harder to operate inside. Excessive water can rust any metal that is inside of the space, especially around the piping. To avoid complications caused by the initial problem it is best to get the water out as soon as possible.
SERVPRO can arrive at your home to begin the removal very soon after your initial call. Our team of IICRC-certified techs can investigate the damage and devise the best plan for the unique size and placement of your crawl space. SERVPRO uses advanced equipment like extractors and portable pumps to remove the water. If there is a low enough spot in your crawl space, we can even use a submersible pump to drain water from the area. Our goal is to get the water out as quickly as possible, and these tools allow us to do so.
Do not hesitate if a burst pipe leaves any part of your home flooded with water that needs removal. Dial SERVPRO of Eagle Rock and South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. We strive to arrive quickly to get the work started.

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Better Understanding of Mold Remediation In Your Glendale Residence

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Moisture Causes Mold in Glendale Homes--Contact SERVPRO for Remediation and Cleanup

Mold Growth Is a Problem That Needs a Remedy--Call SERVPRO

Realizing that many sources of moisture could adversely affect your Glendale home, action should be taken. Once you start to see how the smallest of things could bring about lasting dampness and a moist atmosphere, it starts to make sense how readily mold growth can occur in your residence. While this might not be something that is uncommon to see, you need to address this problem at its initial discovery.
Fighting mold damages in your Glendale residence often get believed to be a problem exclusively for a homeowner to contend with alone. Worse still, some homeowners do not believe that the problem is pressing, leaving the mold colonies to grow and thrive with no remediation efforts whatsoever. While this might be a widespread misconception, mold remediation is something that needs to happen quickly and thoroughly. The best way to accomplish this is through professional restoration services like what our SERVPRO technicians can provide.
From the moment that our specialists arrive at your home, we walk through the damaged and affected areas to get a full shape of the issues that we face when remediation begins. Locating the source of the moisture that affects this area are a part of this initial inspection, as repairing this vulnerable area or appliance can prevent moisture from feeding future mold spores to make new colonies.
While removal of the colonies plays a critical role in the work that we do for your home, another important component is drying out the area to remove the food source for the mold spores to continue to seat and thrive. This process typically gets accomplished with the use of industrial strength dehumidification equipment, air movers and scrubbers, and negative air pressure to ensure containment.
Mold remediation is a positive step that you can take when you find fungal growth in your home. With the potential health effects now getting linked with exposure to active colonies, there is little time to waste to take care of this problem when it is present in your home. Trust in our professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale. You can reach us anytime by calling (818) 244-6005.

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Safety Precautions During Flood Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Home

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Long-term exposure to water can cause structural damage to your home making it unsafe for everyone.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after a Flood

Flooding can occur no matter where you reside. Being prepared ahead of time in Glendale is the best way to prevent flood damage to your home. Floods can happen when the capacity of the existing drainage system is overwhelmed by water runoff. Heavy rains can also enter buildings through windows, doors, or cracks in the foundation. You may not be able to prevent floodwaters from getting into your home entirely, but there are actions you can take to minimize the damage.

Investing in a sump pump, rain gutters and sandbags for your Glendale home are just a few precautions you can use. When the floodwaters still get in, however, you need to have the flood damage handled right away. The longer the water sits, the more damage is done, so reach out to our professional SERVPRO staff. We have the tools and experience to get the water out of your home promptly.

Since floods can cause significant damage to a building, storm-damaged structures can pose hazards. Long-term exposure to water can weaken materials like drywall and flooring, which creates a danger for everyone. We look for structural hazards before we proceed with water mitigation and restoration. We have you and your family stay out of the home until we are sure it is safe. In cases that are extreme, an engineer may need to inspect the building.

If there is any sign of a gas leak, we leave and call the local gas company or fire department right away. If water was able to enter from above, we check for trapped water in the ceiling. Drywall softens when wet, and ceilings could fall onto you or our workers. We drill weep holes to free the water that is trapped in the ceiling.

Particleboard floors which have been exposed to water might not support the weight of people or machines. We examine the subfloor to figure out what it is made of and how stable it is. We also watch out for any exposed nails, broken glass, splinters, or other sharp objects that could be present in the water and the water damaged structure.

Above all else, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale wants to make sure you and our workers are safe as we restore your home in Atwater Village, Highland Park, or Eagle Rock. Give us a call at (818) 244-6005 as soon as floodwaters have invaded your home so we can help you dry out again.

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What You Should Do When Your Eagle Rock Property Sustains Fire Damage

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home.

When Your Property Sustains Fire Damage

Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home. For example, the cleanup process can still be immense even if the physical loss in the wake of a minor kitchen fire is relatively small. A blaze can leave behind greasy soot, char, stains, and odors. When it comes to these types of messes, the truth is that every one of them requires a different solution to correct. There is no one fix-all solution to the damage that is left behind, which can be overwhelming when it comes to the remediation process. Fortunately, professional help is close at hand and equipped with all of the necessary tools to clean up after your small house fire.

Upon receiving your call, our technicians strive to arrive at your Eagle Rock residence to remediate the fire damage as soon as possible. Once there, we can inspect the damage done to your property and take inventory of any of your belongings that may have been lost. Once cataloged, we can begin the remediation process.

There are many ways that SERVPRO can address the messes left behind by fire damage. Our technicians can address soot that has adhered itself to the surfaces of your belongings in three different ways; agitation through mechanical means, lubrication, and chemical solutions. We can address cleaning your walls through wet cleaning or dry sponging.

When it comes to odors, SERVPRO technicians can use air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and ozone machines to neutralize scents depending on the severity of the fire in your home. In most cases, ozone machines do not need to be used unless necessary as they require a vacated home. Most of the time, using a combination of air scrubbers and ventilation box fans can rid your home of the unwanted odors.

When your home sustains fire damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. 24/7, we can take your call and send our technicians to your home to start the remediation as soon as possible.

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Water Damage Professionals Based Out of Glendale

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Call on the certified professionals at SERVPRO to restore your water damaged home "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Professionals Thoroughly Dry Out Your Home after Water Damage

During any water-related issue that takes place inside your Glendale home, the drying process is vital. Materials could lose structural integrity if they stay saturated for an extended period. Mold growth could also occur if organic materials get left with a high moisture content for more than 48 hours.

However, though essential, the drying stage is not the first step taken during the restoration process. First, SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Glendale stop the problem from its source and make sure the work area is safe for all occupants. Next, we extract any standing water and pull any moisture out of carpet or upholstery.

After our IICRC certified technicians extract as much water as possible, the drying process begins. When completing a structural dry-out, we attempt to create the ideal environment for evaporation and drying. We speed up the natural evaporation process by using air movers to create circular air flow. The air movers accelerate evaporation by replacing moist air coming off of contents into warm, dry air.

If a water-damaged structure has an interior relative humidity of 60% or higher, dehumidifiers often get used in the drying process. Dehumidifiers get implemented to pull water vapor from the air and lower the building's relative humidity. As water coming from saturated materials evaporates into the air, the dehumidifier removes the water from the air until the structure and contents are dry.

Dehumidifiers are rated by how many gallons of water they remove from a given space in 24 hours at a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 60%. As a general rule the higher the temperature and relative humidity in a building are, the more efficiently the dehumidifier works. Often we turn the heat up inside your home when drying so that the air is in between 68 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Refrigerant dehumidifiers are the most common type used and efficiently drop the relative humidity in a structure to 40 gpp. Low-grain refrigerants or LGR's are refrigerant dehumidifiers that drop humidity levels below 40 gpp. Desiccant dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels much lower than refrigerant ones but possibly dry out wood to the point that it cracks.

Depending on the specific drying situation, the best type of dehumidification equipment gets used. For help from the professionals when drying out problems with water inside your home, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005 any time of the day.

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Get Your Basics Right When You Face Mold Damage in Glendale

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained and skilled in mold remediation techniques, call us if when you discover mold in your home.

Call on SERVPRO to Help Remediate Mold Damage

If you fail to act fast and employ the right techniques to deal with mold damage, then any organic materials they come into contact with is likely to decompose. Apart from the possible permanent damage that your property may suffer, decomposition may lead to unpleasant odors and compromise the quality of air in a room. Learning the basics can get you out of trouble by mitigating such disasters when they strike your Glendale home.

We are going to cover some of the primary steps that our SERVPRO technicians perform when attending to mold damage incidents in Glendale. To begin with, if mold spores are allowed to move to uncontaminated places, they are likely to contaminate the clean area. To prevent that, we contain the contaminated areas by introducing negative air pressure in the area. Sealing HVAC vents as well as the installation of plastic sheeting to act as a barrier can also help in curbing the unwanted contamination.

In most cases, discarding porous materials with extensive mold contamination is one of the procedures that our SERVPRO team employs. However, when the surface is hard, we can perform HEPA vacuuming or damp wipe such areas. If the materials are semi-porous, we can choose an abrasive method such as wire brushing or sanding. That means the surface we have to deal with dictates the procedure we use.

After performing the removal, it is time to prevent possible future mold growth by drying the materials to acceptable moisture content levels. Equipment like a moisture meter is helpful when measuring such readings. We can decide to put in place heaters or air movers - since our SERVPRO technicians are already through with the removal and containment processes. Removing contents that have much moisture can also enhance the drying process.

It is common to see our SERVPRO technicians with full body suits, chemical resistant gloves, eye protection, and full-face respirators. It is crucial to wear the right protective gear during the remediation process because mold damage can cause health effects.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a leader in commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. Call us today at (818) 244-6005 if you want us to make it “Like it never even happened."  

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Fire Damage and Smoke Cleanup in Your Glendale Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

If an overloaded outlet causes an electrical fire in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

The electronics you use every day in your Glendale home can cause fires. One example is an outlet that is overloaded with power cords. All your appliances also need proper ventilation. If they do not, they can overheat, and in turn, create a house fire. Also, make sure your electronics are not out of date. Antiques are beautiful, but it is not worth burning your home down to use them. Any old electronics should be inspected by a licensed technician to make sure they are still functioning safely and adequately.

As with any other fire, electrical fires of any kind can be very destructive to your home in Glendale. As soon as the fire is out, it is vital to address the fire damage quickly, so your home does not sustain additional damage. The soot and smoke left behind are acidic and continue to harm your structure and belongings. Plus, if water was used to put out the fire, mold growth can begin in a short period. SERVPRO is always standing by to help you in a situation like this.

When dealing with fire damage cleanup, one crucial step for us is cleaning up the soot, and smoke left behind. As burning materials decompose, they release solid particles, aerosols, and gases which become suspended in the air. Oxides of nitrogen are made when organic compounds burn, and sulfur dioxide is made when inorganic compounds burn. Smoke also consists of fine particles of aerosols and matter. Solid particles are of unburned material are usually carbon. Aerosols are very fine liquid or solid particles suspended in the gases. These particles are what makes the smoke visible, and they also absorb odors, making a soot smell. 

SERVPRO staff clean and sanitize your home of the soot and odors along with cleaning up the other fire and structural damage. Soot residues contain different kinds of acids, which can cause discoloration and corrosion if they stay on the materials over time. Therefore, damage continues to be done to your home until the soot is cleaned.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is trained to thoroughly clean and repair your home in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, or Glendale after fire damage has occurred. Reach out to us at (818) 244-6005 as soon as the fire is out so that we can avoid more damage being done to your home by the soot.

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Calling SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage To A Grocery Store In Glendale Helps You Avoid These Issues

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage, even in limited intensity and scope, can be a significant detriment on your profits and future outlook.

Calling SERVPRO To Handle Water Damage

If left unrepaired, water damage to your grocery store in Glendale could drastically reduce the number of customers coming in and even possibly shutter the store. Water damage, even in limited intensity and scope, can be a significant detriment on your profits and future outlook, and these effects only worsen as time goes on. Calling a company like SERVPRO early on helps to keep your business running optimally and avoid many of these detrimental effects over time.

Worsened Public Perception
One of the most challenging effects of grocery store water damage in Glendale to detect is public reaction. While it may be clear how people perceive more severe disasters such as floods or fires, smaller issues such as leaks and pipe breaks can also negatively impact public perception of your business. If a customer notices a leak coming from a ceiling or wall even once in your store, he or she may be unlikely to return to what is now seen as a run-down establishment that does not care for maintenance. If the leak persists over just a few hours, this negative impression may be left on hundreds of individuals. Call SERVPRO as soon as you identify the problem to keep your store shining in the public eye.

Accruing Costs
While most cases of water damage are relatively easy and inexpensive to clean up and repair early on, they can quickly develop into problematic and costly thorns in your side. Even a small wet spot on a ceiling or wall can develop into a significant mold problem within only a day or two. Be proactive in tackling these issues to prevent them from growing worse.

Partial or Full Closures
While it may be difficult to allow the business to close doors for a short period to allow us to conduct necessary restorations, that period can become far longer if you wait to solve the issue. As the situation grows more complicated and damage sets in, it becomes more difficult for us to reopen doors quickly and minimize your profit loss. To keep doors open and your business alive, do not be afraid to close them first.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale provides fast, priority care to local retail stores to ensure their survival in the face of a water disaster. Call us at (818) 244-6005.

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Handling Mold Damage to Your Glendale Residence Right Away

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Whether you see or smell mold in your home, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly for Mold Remedation to Prevent Secondary Damages

There is a common misconception going around that mold can “run its course” and improve conditions over time. While there are probably some situations in which once you cut off the food source for the mold spores and colonies alike that you may see a reduction in activity, this is hardly something that you want to leave to grow or thrive in your Glendale home. With the often humid and hot conditions relative to the better part of the year, it is a virtual breeding ground for fungal growth and something that you should always be mindful of as a homeowner.
When you discover mold damage in your Glendale home, it is best to call professional remediation services to help you correct the problem. The knowledge that mold damage can cause health effects notwithstanding, it is still something that can damage the contents of your home to irreparable levels. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists get specially trained to identify all types of mold and fungal growths, and also get trained in the most efficient means of colony removal for each type.
There are specific effects relative to the growth of mold in your home that both aid in helping the colony to thrive and also make it difficult for you to live comfortably in your house. One of these is the moisture in the affected area that allowed the mold to grow (and continue to thrive). While colony removal is taking place, our team is also simultaneously pulling the moisture from the region using dehumidification equipment.
The lingering musty odor is something that many homeowners find challenging about the presence of mold in their homes, as it is an invasive smell. Remedying this foul scent is relatively easy with the right tools and equipment, and our SERVPRO remediation professionals put equipment like our dense fog machine to work as part of the restoration process. This odorless chemical compound neutralizes noxious smells, leaving nothing detectable to the nose behind.
When you discover mold damage in your home, finding the right remediation services can vastly reduce the time you have to combat this scenario. Trust the experience and professionalism of SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale for all of your restoration needs. You can reach us anytime by calling (818) 244-6005.

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The Right People to Trust for Flood Damage to Your Glendale Residence

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding happens after even the best preventative efforts. Should you experience flooding at your home, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Team SERVPRO's Highest Priority is Drying Out Your Flooded Property

Dealing with the aftermath of severe weather is not always an easy thing to do. Depending on the longevity of the storm that your Glendale house endured, you might be dealing with a significant amount of damage from both the storm itself and the water that it allowed to enter your home and flood specific areas. Regardless of the nature of this intrusion, the only solution is to work quickly to restore the damage before it has an opportunity to get worse.
Flood damage to your Glendale home is among the hardest of natural disasters to endure and see, primarily if it has affected areas where you were storing valuable and irreplaceable things. Resolving and restoring the damage requires fast action on your part, and calling our experienced SERVPRO team can be a step in the right direction. Our professionals have all of the tools and expertise to bring your home back to the way it was before the water came in, as well as work to ensure that similar situations do not happen again.
Flood prevention is something that many residents already have invested in, or at the very least have taken mild precautions such as french drain systems around their homes to prevent penetration of water on the exterior of their residences. Unfortunately, even the best of these preventative actions can sometimes fail, or extenuating circumstances can bypass these measures to find a new way into the area that became flooded.
Our experienced SERVPRO technicians can assess the situation from the moment we arrive to determine the source of the water and prevent this problem from reoccurring from that same point of entry. Typically, this sealing gets done with the use of hydraulic cement applied to the areas where moisture is still detected.
Extraction and drying are two primary components to a flood damage restoration plan, and extraction comes first. Through the use of vacuums, portable pumps and even truck-mounted equipment, water is pulled expediently from the floors. Drying is a process that usually combines our air movers along with dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry the entire region.
Do not become overwhelmed at the sight of flood damage in your home. Our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale emergency response team is available anytime you need us. You only have to call (818) 244-6005.

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Could You Need Light Water Removal from Your Glendale Home?

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

A single leaking pipe can cause extensive damage, it is always a good idea to call SERVPRO to assess your water damage situation.

Rely on SERVPRO When Water Damage in Your Home is More than You Can Handle

Water removal from a Glendale home can happen from any amount of water, not just a big flood. Something as small as a single pipe leak could warrant a professional water removal job in your home. While some puddles and issues dry up on their own, it can sometimes be difficult to tell when you should contact a company like SERVPRO to take care of things. If you are ever feeling unsure, give us a call for our advice, or check if you meet any of these conditions.

Relative Humidity is Excessively High

Extraordinarily high relative humidity in your home in Glendale could warrant water removal services. Humidity in most American homes stays very low, ranging from complete dryness to around 40% RH. If your home feels humid, or if you can test the humidity and find it to be unusually high, objects and materials around the house might be at risk of developing severe damage if they remain exposed to water droplets in the air for much longer. SERVPRO provides fast and inexpensive dehumidification services if humidity is the only problem in your home, as well as thorough checks to make sure there are no other types of damage in the building.

Areas are Warped and Discolored

Warping and discoloring of any kind of material can be a crucial indicator of water damage. When water first soaks into a material and later dries up, it causes that material to warp, bend, and change, causing visible physical alterations to the object or surface in question. If you find inexplicable patches that match these conditions, they are probably the result of past or present water in your home.

Any Surface is Moist to the Touch

If you find a wall, floor, ceiling, or any other surface that is moist to the touch without any apparent explanation, chances are that this moisture may be related to a persistent water damage problem such as a leak. Investigate the spot a bit more to make sure it is not a temporary patch of moisture, and call SERVPRO if you feel that more water than meets the eye may be in your home.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has provided the local community with expert water removal services for years. For our help in your home, contact us at (818) 244-6005.

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Cleaning Mold Damage from Highland Park Homes

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

If mold is concentrated in one area or room, SERVPRO will seal it off to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas of the home.

SERVPRO Follows EPA Guidelines to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Most Highland Park residents first notice mold from its distinctive odor. Not every type of mold gives off an odor though, so the spread of mold spores often goes unnoticed until it has grown to a point where it becomes a threat to the home.

To combat Highland Park mold damage, SERVPRO uses three primary EPA guidelines: Clean and dry moldy materials, discard items that are not cleanable, and dry non-moldy items within 48 hours. These precepts serve as the basis for our cleaning and removal procedures.

The initial procedure is to determine the size of the growth and find its source. We can accomplish this with an inspection of the common areas most conducive to mold growth: Bathrooms, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, and under kitchen sinks for example. In addition to visual inspections, we can also use air content meters to look for the highest concentration of airborne mold spores inside the home.

If we find the mold concentrated in one room or area, we isolate it from the rest of the home. SERVPRO technicians accomplish this procedure with plastic sheeting to seal off all points of access. That includes the heating and air vents, which also prevents accidentally spreading mold through the air ducts.

Now, we can begin the cleaning procedures. Our technicians use cloths and sponges on dry, powdery mold spores that rest on top of surfaces but have not penetrated into them. If the mold level is very thick, we can use vacuums with special filters designed to trap even tiny amounts of mold spores. These HEPA filters are very effective against the dry and wet mold. With wet mold, we can also use a cleaning agent to break up mold, separate the growth from the surface, and use sponges or cloths to wipe it off.

Next are procedures for removing property. Once it is mold free, we can remove it to either a mold free location in the home or to temporary storage to dry and wait until we finish remediating the home. If the items are very wet, we can set up air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers to carefully speed up the drying process and remove water from the property. For items we cannot clean, our technicians can dispose of according to state and local regulations.

Cleaning and restoring a home after any disaster is time-consuming and often frustrating for homeowners. If you are dealing with mold, contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. We are here to help you return to a clean, safe home as quickly as possible.

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Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords In Your Glendale Home

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Electrical cords which have been damaged in your Glendale home can cause devastating fires.

Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords

Electrical cords which have been damaged in your Glendale home can cause devastating fires. There are some things you can keep in mind to protect yourself from this happening, such as regularly inspecting any cords for damage, and replacing them right away. Try and keep cords from high-traffic areas, so they do not sustain damage and don’t have them somewhere you or your family members can trip over them.

Fires and fire damage from frayed and damaged electrical cords is something that needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Your Glendale home may have other types of damage such as some and soot, plus water from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO has the training and the tools to assist you in fixing and cleaning up all kinds of damage.

Not all fires create the same damage levels, nor do all fires need the same restoration procedures. When the fire damage is minor, smoke residues affect just specific areas or rooms. There is light to moderate residues from smoke, and our restoration processes could include dry and wet cleaning of walls, ceilings, contents, and floors. Not many areas need to be repainted, and only a few items should need replacement.

When SERVPRO staff find damage which is medium, there are moderate smoke residues, and more items need wet cleaning to dislodge residues. We also see an increase in how many items require replacement and how many areas need repainting. We may need to refinish floors, and damage from heat to cabinets, drywall, cause additional materials to be replaced. Smoke odors are noticeable and may require additional deodorization after we finish cleaning.

When it comes to significant fire damage, heat and fire damage is more severe closest to the fire’s source. Structural finishes and framing can be charred, making structure repairs needed. Smoke residues are spread throughout a big portion of your home, and the odors are strong. We need to employ emergency services such as boarding up your home, creating a source of electricity and getting rid of charred and smoke-filled debris. Our restoration process involves extensive cleaning of your home and possibly require us to pack and move out any contents which are salvageable for cleaning off-site. We likely need to use multiple methods of deodorization as well.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale take the time to thoroughly clean and repair your home in Highland Park, Atwater Village, or Eagle Rock after fire damage. Just call us as soon as possible at (818) 244-6005 after a fire so we can help restore your property.

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Approaching the Fire Damage to Your Eagle Rock Residence

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's trained technicians have specialized equipment to rid your home of the odors left behind by a fire.

SERVPRO's Trained Technicians Fully Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

With the often-incredible heat that pours through southern California throughout the year, it is not hard to see how so many Eagle Rock homes become susceptible to fires. Even those that did not ignite in your home might affect your entire neighborhood before it gets officially extinguished through efforts from local firefighting teams. While the panic and fear of losing everything are in the forefront of your mind when the fire is still alight and burning, the afterthoughts beyond extinguishment are heavily about what you have to do next to put your home, and your life, back on track.

Fire damage to your Eagle Rock home might take a lot of different forms, especially when you consider the magnitude of the blaze from incident to incident. When you first call our SERVPRO technicians, we can hurry out to assess the damage to your home and come up with a detailed and thorough plan to restore all of the affected areas and get your house back to preloss conditions. You are intricately involved in this step of the process, as your priorities and input allow our team to better complete their tasks according to your list of priorities.

With situations that have left very little physical damage to the house, your priorities might be something as simple as getting the bad smell out of your house where your kitchen drapes went up in flames. Our IICRC-certified technicians have specialized equipment, like dense fogging machines, which allow them to deodorize the air and neutralize molecules of foul odors. Fogging leaves behind no trace of a bad smell at all, and allows you to scent the air as you see fit.

For more complex cases with much structural damage, our team works quickly to save the things that are reparable. This restoration includes all of the contents of your home in the affected areas, but also a complete cleaning of the walls and floors where smoke and soot damage has likely left a residue. Scrubbers are used for this process and do a thorough job of either completely restoring the walls in question, or at least preparing them for a new coat of paint in the future.

Depending on the complexity of your fire damage, there are numerous approaches that our skilled professionals can take to restore the damages. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is always ready to be of service. Give us a call anytime at (818) 244-6005.

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Commercial Water Damage In Glendale

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Everyone knows that the sprinkler system is there to stop fire damage, but no one understands the damage that happens when it engages.

Commercial Water Damage

Glendale business owners had to deal with flooding earlier this year. The rain was needed, but it surprised many of them. Fortunately, weather-related floods are rare in this part of California. What is not so rare for area businesses is when the water comes in from damaged plumbing.

Commercial water damage surprises Glendale business owners every time it happens. Everyone knows that the sprinkler system is there to stop fire damage, but no one understands the damage that happens when it engages. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the experience, training, and equipment to restore an office or a kitchen back to their original state.

Sprinklers soak everything, that is what they are supposed to do to prevent the spread of fire. Paper products, like documents, cardboard storage boxes, and books quickly turn to a pulpy mush and must be thrown out. If the final condition is not an issue and the business owner needs to keep original contracts, we can preserve the legibility of our technicians can get them spread out on a dry surface. We use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the paper gently and while we cannot return the items to their original condition or look, we can preserve the image in many cases.

The item that usually catches the most damage next is the carpet. SERVPRO technicians use extraction wands to draw out water without damaging the nape of the carpet. If there is a carpet pad, we remove and dispose of it. Pads quickly deteriorate when they become wet, and they are cheaper to replace rather than attempt to restore. Once we remove the water, crew members use the air movers again to force warm, dry air across the surface to dry it out while preventing further damage.

In a commercial kitchen, sprinklers do not usually cause much damage to the equipment. Here, our technicians concentrate on removing water from inside equipment like fryers to safely use them again. They also dry out behind and under everything to prevent mold growth and to make the room safe to walk in again.

To accomplish this, we set up fans at exits to blow the damp air out of the kitchen as we use long-handled squeegees to push water across the floor and out of the building. Once we have the majority of the water out, we set up air movers to finish drying the floors so we can return the kitchen to the owner as soon and safely as possible.

Restoring businesses to a safe, dry condition is not something you can do with a mop and a water-vac. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale and almost three decades of experience in helping owners reopen their doors. If you have a question about what SERVPRO can do for your business; call us today at (818) 244-6005.

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Remediating Flood Damage in Glendale

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Don't deal with flood damage alone. Contact SERVPRO for a quick reply and remediation.

Team SERVPRO Dries Out Your Flood Damage Carefully to Prevent Any Secondary Damages From the Event

Glendale is one of the preferred areas to live in around this part of California. The community is well-planned, friendly, and enjoys the best weather on the west coast; usually. This year saw the end of the drought, but the same rains brought problems for many homeowners.
Glendale flood damage is usually concentrated on the ground, specifically carpets and wood flooring. There is often some damage to the bottom level of drywall as well. If not dealt with quickly, a SERVPRO remediation team can spend more time and effort in demolition than in restoring your home to its pre-flood condition.
Since most of the water drains quickly after the rain stops, our technicians do not need a large pump but go directly to water extraction wands. These commercial devices look like a large water-vac, but we can determine the rate of suction to draw out water from wood floors without damaging the surface or pulling up the nape of the carpeting.
The real work needed to prevent permanent damage to either is careful drying. After we remove the water, one of our inspectors checks surfaces by feel for moisture and also uses moisture content meters to check for water trapped under carpets and floors. If we find excess, our action for carpets is to carefully lift entry and exit points in the room or hallway.
If there is no carpet pad underneath, SERVPRO technicians place one or more air movers at the entry point to force warm, dry air over and underneath the carpet. At the exit point, we place exhaust fans to draw out the cold, damp air trapped under the carpet. If there is a pad, we lift and roll the carpet out of the way to dispose of it. Replacing a pad is always cheaper than spending time and resources attempting to dry it.
We use the same air movers to dry wood floors and any affected drywall. Technicians can adjust the speed and temperature of the air movers to force slightly warm air across a surface or blow hotter air faster several inches above it. We can also direct the devices to force air up walls to dry them. In each affected room, we also set up an exhaust fan to draw out the damp air and improve air circulation. Both actions result in faster drying without causing any secondary damage.
If you are still dealing with the results of the last flood, contact our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale offices today. Call (818) 244-6005 to schedule an inspection. We are here for you.

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Unique Artwork Requires Specialized Fire Damage Restoration in Glendale

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Neon light installations can be difficult to clean after a fire. Contact SERVPRO immediately to achieve best remediation results for your gallery.

Our Certified Technicians Remediate Many Types of Items After a Fire at Your Gallery

Museums and galleries contain items that cannot be replaced or replicated. When fire strikes in Glendale, restoration is the goal in many commercial situations, but artistic installations are in a class of their own. Highly-qualified restoration technicians pursue advanced training in smoke and soot mitigation to return works of art to their previous glory.
Southern California is no stranger to the captivating glow of light as art, and our area features neon offering vulnerable to commercial fire damage in a Glendale eclectic museum and gallery. A fire may result from the lighting of a poorly maintained neon sign, not appropriately rated or conforming to listing and labeling criteria. Alternatively, a fire may ignite due to other causes in the museum. Either way, the sparking may smolder, coating the vivid neon installations with a thick and difficult to remove residue that is highly corrosive. Our technicians are familiar with methods that can remove even tough and lacquer-like coatings that otherwise ruin glass like that containing the inert gases comprising neon art and signs.
The most critical thing to keep in mind when arranging for a response to fire damage of keepsakes, antiques, and artwork is soot and smoke begin to damage almost all materials immediately. Delaying a response almost ensures permanent harm of objects exposed to the acidic ashes and smoke. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification is the fire damage recovery industry’s standard-setting organization on an international level. SERVPRO soot and smoke abatement experts train to these standards, receiving certification only when they demonstrate mastery through testing and monitoring.
Cleaning soot and smoke from one of a kind glass and gas artwork require a finely tuned understanding of the types of cleaning solutions and solvents available and singular techniques that restore the delicate surfaces without disturbing the seal. Depend on SERVPRO to use all the resources at its disposal to ensure that the recovery is complete and does not damage the effect intended by the neon artist.
A museum must remain inviting to patrons, so the final task SERVPRO technicians address is any lingering odors. Smoldering fire creates an oppressive smell. Our deodorization specialists remove charred materials that emit odor molecules and then move on to sealing areas and items that cannot be cleaned further. The ultimate answer may be thermal fogging, which recreates the heat and combustion of the fire, or hydroxyl generators. Both of these methods produce tiny odor seeking particles that neutralize the equally minuscule odor-bearing bits that cause continuous smoky smells. The byproducts of these methods change the chemical composition of the odiferous materials, rendering them inert and inoffensive.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is up to the challenge of restoring fire damaging any property’s structure or contents. Call (818) 244-6005 to arrange for our skills, equipment, and dedicated workforce to return your commercial enterprise to preloss condition.

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Flood Damage Restoration Services That Glendale Residents Can Trust

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

If you have experienced the aftermath of a flood damage incident, then you know the expensive and devastating damage your property gets.

Flood Damage Restoration Services

If you have experienced the aftermath of a flood damage incident, then you know the expensive and devastating damage your commercial property or home gets. If you are a resident of Glendale, there is more reason to be familiar with the many proven methods that can help you ward off the adverse effects associated with too much water.

It is worth noting that this is the time when you need flood damage restoration services to address every concern professionally. When in Glendale, such professional services can be offered by a company like SERVPRO. The work of trained restorers is made simple by using monitoring and detection devices. We are going to let you know how some of these tools work towards solving the problem.

When water damage technicians want to find out the far water has moved, they use a moisture sensor. It is a tool that detects the presence of moisture in materials. Once they identify moisture, the work of drying the structure to its earlier state begins. Since we now know that your property has moisture, another tool to detect the amount of moisture has to be used.

To determine the actual moisture content of a material, SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters. With that, it is possible to find out whether a structure is dry or not. We have two types of moisture meters, namely: penetrating meters and non-penetrating meters. There are probes in penetrating meters that enable the device to test whether there is moisture content within wood flooring and wall cavities. On the other hand, the non-penetrating types have sensors that do the job.

Our SERVPRO technicians also use a thermo-hygrometer to measure specific humidity. It is a device that measures both relative humidity and temperature. Before taking a reading when using a thermo-hygrometer, the tool is left to adapt to the surrounding air conditions. In a nutshell, all these tools are used to locate the damaged areas, before the actual restoration work can begin.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a proven leader in the restoration industry. Call us at (818) 244-6005 and learn the different options.

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Glendale Bulk Grocery Store Deals With Appliance-Based Water Damage

11/11/2017 (Permalink)

If your freezer ever fails and allows the contents to melt, the expert water damage technicians at SERVPRO are only one quick phone call away.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly and Bring Water Removal Equipment to Begin Drying Out Your Property Right Away

Whether a high-end specialty food store or your everyday grocery, the spots where you shop for the ingredients for your daily menus are always at risk for water damage. The many coolers, freezers, water and ice tanks, food prep areas, and even restrooms all have the potential to cause devastating water losses that you may need a professional restoration company to abate.
Your bulk grocery shoppers suffer if commercial water damage in Glendale causes even a brief closure. Perhaps the live fish tank breaks and sends contaminated water across the floor. Prep chefs in your deli may fail to turn off a faucet and a sink overflows and floods. A freezer malfunctions and an entire truckload of ice melts, damaging other food in the freezer and leaking out into the main customer areas. Once the source of the damage is eliminated, we move on to water removal and damage control.
We arrive with truck-mounted pumps and extractors to make short work of removing standing water. SERVPRO project managers create a personalized plan to restore damage linked to the water event. If flooring is dislodged or waterlogged, we restore the integrity of the surface with a thorough cleaning and the positioning of air movers and dehumidifiers. Tile or vinyl floor usually restore reasonably easily, but if there are areas with hardwood or laminate flooring, or carpeting, our technicians use techniques learned during IICRC training to restore the spaces.
Carpeting is dried in place with SERVPRO crew members employing our powerful wet vacuums and weighted wands that express as much moisture as possible, finishing with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Hardwood and laminate flooring is treated with drying mats, pulling moisture from both the top and subfloor layers. If water is trapped beneath we may remove and prop up planks, or drill holes or remove sealants to improve evaporation and movement of water vapor out of the floors.
If a freezer or tank is involved, we evaluate it, sometimes with the assistance of other contractors, for its suitability to be placed back online. We examine for mold growth and clean up and dispose of spoiled products. At all times SERVPRO is careful to avoid the risk of electrical shock and other hazards while attending to the water damage.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can get your food store back in business quickly after a water loss. Call us at (818) 244-6005 immediately, as water damage remediation cannot wait.

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Dealing with Mold Damage in Glendale

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Methodology in Glendale Works

Many Factors Dictate the Direction of Mold Remediation

Since there is little seasonal change around Glendale, many residents and homeowners forget about routine maintenance. Some mistakenly believe that with no significant drop in temperature and the damp that goes with it, their house is safer from mold than in other parts of the country. That belief is just not accurate.
Glendale mold damage can happen as quickly here as in a dank basement in the mid-west. Mold spores grow and thrive in temperatures as warm as 85 degrees. Some species live at even higher temperatures. To stop active mold growth and prevent future expansion from starting, SERVPRO has developed a process that finds the source of the mold, isolates it, kills active spores and then removes the rest.
First, is sealing off the mold infested area. Our response team blocks hallway openings, doors, and windows using plastic sheeting to isolate the mold and prevent it from contaminated more of the home. Team members also seal the HVAC vents to prevent mold from getting into the ductwork. If we found mold already in the ducts, we seal off all vents in the house to prevent mold spreading to other rooms.
Second, we wipe down surfaces to begin cleaning mold off the personal and structural property. For nonporous surfaces like glass and metal, we use either a dry or wet cloth depending on how thick the mold is on a glass table or refrigerator for example. If the surface is porous, like a carpet or sheetrock panel, then we usually recommend disposal and replacement as that usually is more cost-effective than cleaning. After finishing, SERVPRO technicians may use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter attached. These filters are designed to trap even a single mold spore.
After cleaning, we wait for the dust to settle. Our actions disturb mold, so some of it temporarily escapes to the air. When enough time has passed, we wipe down each surface again and repeat the process until we are satisfied your home is clean.
Finally, we bring down the air moisture content of your home, also called humidity, to lower the risk of mold returning after we leave. Technicians set up space heaters to carefully warm the air while installing dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the surrounding air and property.
Remediating mold damage is not a short or easy process. With SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale on your side, it gets done correctly to put you back into your home as quickly and safely as possible. Call us today at (818) 244-6005 for more information or to schedule a preliminary inspection.

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Equipment And Inventory Concerns After Glendale Commercial Water Damage

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

We store supplies, and your paperwork either in a dry area of your building or offsite if water damage is pervasive.

Water Damaged Equipment And Inventory

Some Glendale businesses survive water damage with only minor issues. Other damages risk the ruining of specialized machinery and extensive stores of raw materials and finished products. Finding a restoration company that is willing to learn about the challenges your industry faces from water damage is the key to recovery.

Your family business boasts several generations of satisfied customers, and you now need help to keep water damage from destroying this history and disappointing clients. A water main burst and gallons of water threaten to ruin your machines and your extensive inventory. Our fast-acting team of water damage experts commits to walking you through every step of the process from waterlogged to dry and restored for both the structure and contents of your shop.

SERVPRO crews arrive to assess the situation and plan for the recovery as soon as possible. We outfit our vehicles with truck-mounted pumps and water extractors, allowing our technicians to begin water removal immediately, even if the power is off. Your equipment poses a risk of electric shock until the area dries, so our ability to evacuate the water without using your power sources is crucial.

Advanced training in material management supports the ability of our crews to pack out your inventory quickly and with an accurate listing that identifies what we moved. We store supplies, and your paperwork either in a dry area of your building or offsite if water damage is pervasive. Throughout the process, we maintain an evidence chain so you can reconstruct customer orders and provide documentation for your insurance company. Our training in drying technologies helps us advise which materials respond to drying and what items may need to be discarded.

Electronic and other equipment needs expert evaluation before it can be cleared for future operation. SERVPRO works with professionals who are trained to determine whether and how water damaged equipment specific to your industry can be dried successfully. We then take all steps necessary to reach that result.

While decisions are reached on your inventory and equipment, other members of the SERVPRO team work to dry out the structure of your business. Air movers and dehumidifiers achieve the drying goals after the standing water is removed, with constant moisture monitoring guiding the duration.

The technicians from SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale work persistently to restore your business after unexpected water damage. Call us at (818) 244-6005 to get our team in place and on task.

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Storm Water Removal in Highland Park

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Waterlogged Rooms in Highland Park Need Rapid Water Removal to Mitigate Damages

SERVPRO Provides Experienced Technicians and Equipment for Successful Flood Water Extraction

It has been a year of recovery from the statewide drought, not just the Highland Park area. We expect the same type of storms we had this Spring even stronger in the Fall and coming Winter.

If you are not familiar with the water removal process in Highland Park, it starts with hiring the right restoration service. SERVPRO has decades of experience in California and enjoys access to a nation-wide network of equipment and the latest training in removal, repair and restoration techniques.
Our response teams start with an inspection to determine the character of the water and if the home’s electricity is operational. Most stormwater is relatively clean if it is runoff from the roof that entered the property and does not present a health risk though it may require additional cleaning equipment and chemicals. If flooding compromised the electrical system, we bring in a generator from our equipment inventory to provide continuous power support.
Now that we know more about the problem, our SERVPRO  technicians set-up equipment to start removing standing water. For levels about two inches and higher, we start with portable pumps. These machines can clear the average sized, three-bedroom home in less than a day. For larger homes, we may use multiple pumps to speed up the process.
After we have extracted the bulk of the standing water, SERVPRO IICRC certified response teams may switch to "Rovers" rideable extractors or water extraction wands with wet vacs. These smaller devices are designed to lift water trapped in carpets and between wood floorboards. Our personnel is extensively trained on the extraction wands to prevent causing secondary damage to the floors and carpets.
As we start with the carpets, other team members examine the walls that were partially under water. If they suspect there is water trapped behind the walls, technicians remove the floor trim and drill a set of holes into the wall to allow it to drain. Once the water is gone, we can insert tubing that appears like octopus tentacles as we circulate warm air to hasten the evaporation. We patch the holes and reattach the floor trim after moisture sensors indicate that normal levels have been achieved.
If the drywall has absorbed a significant amount of water, we use two methods to remove it. The first is to set up air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surface to slowly dry it. The other option is to set-up dehumidifiers next to the affected panels to draw out moisture from the drywall and the air surrounding them. In many cases, we use both methods to hurry the process. There are circumstances when the building materials are non-salvageable and must be discarded, initiating a replacement rather than a restoration process.
We are proud, at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale, to support our neighbors and community recover their homes from disaster. Flooding is a very stressful and trying experience, but we are here to make you feel "Like it never even happened." For more information, call us today at (818) 244-6005.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock

9/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fires can be devastating. After ensuring your safety and the safety of your family, contact SERVPRO to inspect the property right away.

Comprehensive Remediation Efforts Take Experience and Training

Homeowners often are reluctant to leave their homes when local wildfires threaten residential enclaves like Eagle Rock. If evacuation looms, know that professional help is available round the clock from our seasoned fire damage restoration crews. Modern fire recovery practices transform sooty and odoriferous homes back to preloss condition successfully and quickly.
The hot, dry summer encourages fire damage too near the Eagle Rock neighborhood for comfort. The vibrant mix of businesses and homes is irreplaceable, but safety must come first. Fortunately, our local restoration company has all the tools, training, and strategy necessary to transform your home to “Like it never even happened” condition if charring, smoke, and soot take their toll.
Let the local firefighters do their jobs while you and your family retreat to safer spaces. Then partner with SERVPRO to sort through the aftermath of the blaze. Fire damage restoration is at the heart of what we do, using tactics developed in conjunction with our training resource -- the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, and Certification.
Expect SERVPRO to complete a thorough assessment of the condition of your home. The safety of the restoration crews and your family are paramount, so electrical hazards, slip and fall issues, and any instability to the floors or structure inform the development of the recovery plan. Fire damage restoration often starts with water damage abatement. Water is as or more destructive than the flames, and a failure to attend to water removal, drying, and specialized services like electronic or document drying must happen fast or the harm increases. Mold growth is a real concern, especially if water is allowed to remain for more than 48 hours.
Once our SERVPRO team completes water remediation, we move on to cleaning and restoring damage done by flames, soot, and smoke. Fire residues are corrosive, etching metals and glass, discoloring fabrics and plastics, and destroying the finishes on wood and laminates. The longer the soot coats and infiltrates surfaces and objects, the more likely deterioration entrenches and odors persist. Light ash and soot vacuums and dry sponges successfully. Stickier residues require spray and wipe techniques, and sometimes solvents. Superficial charring and severe soot coverings may need an abrasive cleanser and a textured sponge or scraper.
SERVPRO’s focus is restoration, and our technicians master methods that return the beauty of your home without the expense, mess, and disruption of demolition and repair. We also achieve odor elimination using progressively more technologically advanced methods.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale offers fire damage restoration based on proven procedures and the industry’s best practices. Call (818) 244-6005 for our support and a recovery plan that covers all the issues.

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Use Water Removal Strategies to Save Your Glendale Home from an Overflown Tub

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Leaving the water running in your tub is a very common accident that can happen to any busy person. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians are Available Around the Clock to Dry Out Your Property Because Accidents Happen

Sometimes, bad days start out as a rushed morning from oversleeping and then grow progressively worse. Finding yourself pressed for time in the morning can make you skip certain steps to get out the door of your Glendale home on time. Skipping the kids' bath after turning on the faucet can lead to water pouring over the side of your tub - water that flows all day long.
Whenever water-related emergencies arise and threaten a home, correct water removal methods in Glendale help set the stage for the additional steps needed to dry out the residence. While carrying out the steps follows a certain pattern, rushing through to save time can become detrimental later on. Each step has its own equipment, making teamwork easy and highly streamlined.
Saving time by adhering to the steps outlined as we earned our IICRC certificates in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) decreases the amount of time water remains present and able to damage your home's interior. By speeding up the process as much as we feasibly can, SERPVPRO can also decrease the time your family might need substitute shelter with friends or family members. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” so your family can get back to normal activities and routines.
The steps used begin with eliminating standing water and then progress toward extraction and elimination of the humidity in the air within your home. Applying low, steady heat to flat surfaces such as walls and floors, the evaporation rate is accelerated. We measure the moisture levels within the ceiling in homes when the tub's location is on the second floor. We use dehumidifiers until the moisture level returns to normal. Drying carpets according to the best methods for their design and manufacture helps raise our success rate. Padding is salvaged when possible, with more recent installation meaning a higher success rate. Older padding, however, generally disintegrates when saturated.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can assist with any size water removal task. Our equipment's design and technology help us provide our customers with fast work conducted by professional employees. Contact us at (818) 244-6005 for water emergencies whenever they happen in your home.

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How Glendale Mold Damage Spreads So Quickly and Effectively

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can spread quickly in your home, call SERVPRO to remediate and prevent any further mold growth.

Mold can spread easily when left untreated in your home

Mold damage in Glendale is incredibly difficult to treat and remove once it has taken root in a home. Resistant to heat, cold, chemicals, light, darkness, and physical abrasion, mold is near impossible to deal with without specially-designed tools and equipment like those used by SERVPRO. So, why is mold so difficult to work with? The answer starts in its biology: mold is adapted specifically to be as hardy as possible, not relinquishing its grasp on a surface until the bitter end.

All colonies, even those causing the most extensive mold damage in Glendale, start from tiny, microscopic spores. Whether it is one spore or a handful, it does not often take much for a full-force infestation to spring up. These spores mature quickly, and once they have reached maturity, they produce thousands more of their kind. These children, equally tiny and hardy as their parent organism, then mostly spread around the immediate area, taking root and growing hundreds to thousands of children of their own. In this way, mold reproduces at an extraordinary exponential rate, quickly consuming the entire surface surrounding the origin of growth.

However, if this was the only way mold could spread, the fungus would not be nearly as ubiquitous as it is in modern America. The organisms also respond to physical stimuli: should an animal or object brush against the mold, millions of spores are liable to brush off and get carried to an entirely new location. SERVPRO technicians take great care to ensure this happens as little as possible, with regular self-sanitization processes and changes of clothing. Mold can also spread due to HVAC systems, as air is circulated at a rate fast enough to pick up spores and swirl them about the home, infecting multiple rooms at a time. Keeping mold under control is almost impossible for the unprepared, but luckily, we equip our technicians with a thorough retinue of instruments and equipment for keeping mold contained.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has helped local homeowners to overcome mold damage for years, with as little time taken and money spent as possible. Give us a call at (818) 244-6005.  

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Water Removal from Glendale Recording Studio

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will work quickly to save your equipment, floors and walls from water damage.

Water removal services for your specific business

Standing water in any commercial building is a problem needing an immediate solution. Some businesses simply need the water extracted and a straightforward drying assessment and implementation for relatively water resistant materials. Others may face complications if the building materials used are more susceptible to water damage. We offer the skills and experience to provide the level of water removal and restoration needed for every situation.

The custom-designed floors and baffle walls of your Glendale recording studio require fast and expert water removal services when a broken pipe filled the performance area and control room with water. We remove the water with speed and caution due to a significant amount of electronic equipment present at your business. While experts clear the recording gear, power within the building may not be operational. Our trunk mounted pumps and extractors are on-site within hours of your first call, local electricity service is unnecessary to get the water evacuated.

Sound engineers chose exotic woods and precise geometric angles when designing the room. Particular types of wood and a complex arrangement of interior building materials are crucial to the proper acoustics musicians demand. Hardwood floor and wall material restoration are within the skill set of our highly-qualified SERVPRO technicians. Expect us to take moisture baseline measurements of floors, walls, and other materials and to use those numbers to establish drying goals for each type of structural component.

Although wooden floors survive water well in many cases, these unique floors are part of the equipment you promise your recording clients. To avoid any deterioration in sound quality, they must be restored precisely to the original specifications. SERVPRO technicians receive advanced training in hardwood floor restoration and use those skills to detect and remove any hidden pockets of water using a range of strategies. Floor drying mats, removing or lifting planks to direct air movers under and above, and even the drilling of small holes to permit evaporation are tools and methods that remove stubborn moisture.

Our SERVPRO team also checks for water trapped in the walls and ensures all excess moisture exits the studio before the job is complete. Warping or swelling of the walls may distort sound, so we work with your engineers to restore or remove and replace wall sections as appropriate.

Count on SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale to personalize the water removal protocol for your particular commercial space. Call (818) 244-6005 to schedule an inspection and consultation that begins the road to recovery today.

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Preventative Measures For Flood Damage In Glendale

8/19/2017 (Permalink)

It is essential to address the situation as soon as possible after your home has sustained water damage.

Flood Damage Prevention

It is essential to address the situation as soon as possible after your home has sustained water damage following a natural disaster such as a flood or storm. Without the proper water damage restoration services to restore your home and bring it back to its pre-damaged condition, mold can begin to grow and create unpleasant odors, plus it can be detrimental to your health. Every water damage and removal project is unique, but the universal idea is to do a complete and thorough drying before any necessary rebuilding can be done.

You need to be aware as a homeowner how to protect your Glendale home from flood damage. Depending upon the risks of floods in your area, there are many options you can consider, some which are easy to implement and not costly, while others could require professional flood damage restoration services from an experienced and specially trained company such as SERVPRO. Our technicians have professional grade equipment which can rid your home of all the standing water, plus dry your home back out.

Installing drainage systems, sealing low windows, building flood walls and levees or elevating buildings are all things you might consider, depending on your budget. Remember that the height of the electric panel inside your home is regulated by a code and must be a minimum of a foot above the flood elevation. If it is not, call a licensed flood damage contractor so that all your outlets and wiring can be elevated to the correct height.

A floating floor drain plug can help a flood damaged home when the drain pipe backs up. In the case of flood waters going into your sewage system and cause a sewage backup in your home, you need to install a backflow valve.

You should also have an extra insurance policy for flood damage, as homeowners’ policies do not cover the cleanup or repair of flood damage. When an emergency arises, SERVPRO can assist you in talking to your insurance company so you can worry about more pressing things, like your family.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is standing by to help you at any time which is needed. We understand how stressful a flooding situation can be, so call us as soon as possible at (818) 244-6005.

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Weakened Materials in a Home are Classic Signs of Water Damage in Glendale

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the tools to find the source of the water and remediate the damage.

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.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is locally owned and operated, making us Faster To Any Size Disaster, including the ones that threaten your home. Call us at (818) 244-6005 whenever your home suffers from water damage or other catastrophes.

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Highland Park Kitchen Mishap Mitigated By SERVPRO Fire Damage Team

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

If water put out the fire, SERVPRO’s first job is to remove and dispose of the moisture.

Our SERVPRO Has the Best Fire Damage Team in The Restoration Industry 

Busy lives are full of missteps, some more dangerous than others. Walking away from the stovetop happens when kids call or the doorbell rings, but so then do kitchen fires. SERVPRO experts help put your cooking areas, and other affected areas of your home, back together after fire damage.

Sorting out a disagreement between a pair of siblings took you away longer than expected from a pot of water boiling, waiting for some pasta. Instead of cooking dinner, the pot boiled dry and superheated, igniting some potholders, causing fire damage to your Highland Park home. Our fire damage restoration crews are always on standby for situations such as this. We are ready to assess and begin the cleanup and restoration as soon as the fire department gives the go-ahead.

National statistics point to unattended cooking as the most common cause for the 62 percent of home fires attributed to ranges or cooktops per year. SERVPRO team members train on a regular basis to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to be prepared in industry best practices. A project manager assesses the extent of the damage in the kitchen and other areas of the house and develops a plan to meet your specific needs.

If water put out the fire, SERVPRO’s first job is to remove and dispose of the moisture. Drying techniques begin if the area is very saturated. Then cleanup of soot, chemical residues from fire extinguishers, and smoky odors ensues. The coatings left by fire damage is highly acidic and corrosive. Waiting even a few hours before starting the cleaning process permanently discolors and etches plastics, glass, and metal.

High on the SERVPRO’s checklist is turning off your HVAC system if it is still running as it will spread soot and other residues throughout your home. If smoke sucked into the vents duct cleaning is on the agenda. We match building materials and the character of the sooty coatings when cleaning. Lighter dustings of ash and soot vacuum or dry sponge off well. We use HEPA filtration in our professional vacs. Stickier damage often responds to a spray and wipe technique. Items with many bevels or surfaces like cut glass dishes or window blinds need immersion or even ultrasonic cleaning, requiring a certified technician to operate.

If charring or melting is severe in the kitchen, some materials or appliances may need replacement. Otherwise, we strive to proceed with a restoration mentality, saving you time and money and minimizing disruption to your daily routine.

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SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale awaits your call to (818) 244-6005 if you need fire damage restoration. Immediate action is necessary and we answer calls 24/7.

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Answers Concerning Mold and Mold Remediation For Your Glendale Area Home

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Species, Many of Them, Cause Damage. Call on SERVPRO for Remediation to Your Glendale Property

SERVPRO Can Cleanup Mold Infestations

Mold often flourishes in warm, damp, humid areas of your home, easily spreading through airborne mold spores. It can survive in even the harshest environments just waiting for the right conditions to exist that helps promote growth.  

Finding mold damage in your Glendale area home does not mean that your health is in danger. Molds and fungus can be found everywhere within our environment. No one even knows how many species of mold exist, because different species often blend, creating entirely new species that endure within the environment provided.  
Common forms of indoor molds that SERVPRO technicians face include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus each of which comes with a different warning.  
Cladosporium – One of the most common fungi, existing both indoors and outdoors. This species of mold produces olive-green to brown or black colonies, formed in simple or branching chains.

Penicillium – Otherwise known to produce penicillin, which is used as an antibiotic to kill or stop the growth of several different types of bacteria inside of the human body, a species that produces green colonies that sprout colorless hyphae.

Alternaria – Plant fungi that also often affects human allergens. If allowed to grow into colonies of sufficient size, 299 species can grow inside of your home, leading to hay fever, hypersensitivity and the development of asthma in some people.

Aspergillus – The first cataloged species of mold, often taking hold of starchy foods such as bread and potatoes. This species lives in oxygen-rich environments, an Aerobe that flourishes better when higher amounts of oxygen are present.
Molds do not affect all people in the same ways, mostly causing minor irritations to a fully-grown adult person, mold exists within our environment to help recycle materials back into our eco-system. Even if we could remove mold entirely, we should never attempt to do so.
SERVPRO supplies homeowners with the information needed to make informed decisions concerning mold damage on their property. You should understand that regardless of the amount or type of mold that exists, it can take a professional remediation specialist to get things under control properly.
Without the help of certified remediation technicians from SERVPRO, mold growth can return over and over, covering more of your home, and lead to continuing damage.  
Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at the first sign of mold growth in your home. Get the help you need, when you need it, call today. (818) 244-6005

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Find Answers To Flood Damage On Your Glendale Area Property

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Floods can happen anywhere, anytime, which makes it necessary to receive help before disaster strikes.

Flood Damage To Your Property

Where you are, what you do, and where your building sits on your property has a lot to do with whether you receive significant damage during a flood. With the proper attention, you can increase the chances of your home’s survival during even the worst possible situation.

Using a qualified flood damage restoration company to inspect your Glendale area home gives you access to a professional with a keen eye, someone that has the experience to point out problems often overlooked by everyone else. Floods can happen anywhere, anytime, which makes it necessary to receive help before disaster strikes.

Having a relationship with your local SERVPRO provides you with expertly trained technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and the proper certifications to handle any damage to your property. If you leave things to chance, secondary problems develop that lead to additional damage down the line. You may face situations that involve a slowly rising flood or something that gets entirely out of control within seconds. Any situation that involves water intrusion on your property must be dealt with swiftly to ensure that your contents and the structure of your home remain intact.

SERVPRO’s drying technicians use a variety of moisture detection, removal, drying, and dehumidifying equipment to return moisture levels to normal. Without these devices, you are simply guessing, causing any building materials found on your property to warp, bend, crack, or swell, leading to significant problems that require professionally trained experts to correct.

Every item found in your home experiences similar problems. Furniture can crack and split; electronics become inoperable; rugs or carpeting can cause staining; pictures and other valuable belongings receive massive damage, making them useless. However, SERVPRO technicians offer you a chance to avoid these problems and return your property to a quality condition you can enjoy.

Calling SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale helps you receive quality assistance when you need it, something you can rely on during emergency situations that occur on your property. Take the time to learn more about we can do for you, call today (818) 244-6005.

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When Fire Damage in Glendale Threatens to Ruin Your Family's Summer

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Take Care with BBQ Fires at Your Glendale Cookout

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home In Glendale After a Fire

Mid-summer is a time of fireworks and cook-outs, getting together with friends and family, and watching all of the kids play and explore. With all of that relaxation and summer fun comes the risk of fire. Blazes can begin small and seem to be inconsequential, but even small fires can burn out of control quite fast.
Glendale parties and festivities can lead to accidents that create extensive fire damage to area homes and properties. For example, if charcoal lighter fluid is placed too close to where people are cooking, or if the wind is not taken into consideration when setting off fireworks, either scenario can result in major disasters.
Outdoor fire damage is just as destructive as damage located inside a home, and if it affects the exterior of the roof or walls, pests and the elements may have been given a new way to get inside your home. Wiring and insulation could also have been damaged, as well as water pipes and interior walls. A small fire can result in a much larger problem.
The professionals at SERVPRO are skilled at assessing how much damage exists, giving them valuable insight into what needs to be done so that your home is returned to the state it was in before the accident happened. With our experience in repairs and restoration, we can make things “Like it never even happened.” We have expertise in both indoor and outside restorative repairs on homes, so no matter how big your summer disaster was, we are always able to undo the damage.
Fire damage is often accompanied by other distinct types of damage. These include water and smoke, and we have the experience to eliminate these kinds of problems, also professionally. With fires, scorching can be present, as can the melting of plastics and rubbers. Removing this type of debris, along with anything that was destroyed, is inventoried so you can keep track of these kinds of losses, but we do our utmost at keeping this list to a minimum. Anything that can be repaired or cleaned, and therefore restored, receives gentle but thorough restorative care, just as if the item belonged to us.
Sometimes, outside fire damage consists of only charred and blackened surfaces, such as stone, tile, or brick. We have pressure washers and special cleaners that can restore these surfaces back to their original appearances. Cracked sections, damaged by the intense heat that can often be produced by fire, can be replaced, leaving the area fully restored and like new once again.
Fire damage can happen both indoors and outside your home. When either occurs, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is always ready to help get things back to normal again. Fires are known to result in very traumatic situations, no matter the unique circumstances. We can help reduce this trauma and stress by eliminating the damage. Call us at (818) 244-6005, 24/7, and we can help your family move past this and any other kind of disaster.

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Dangers of a Leaking Toilet in Your Eagle Rock Home

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Toilet water is contaminated and needs to be handled with care. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage quickly.

SERVPRO Handles BOTH Clean and Contaminated Water Damage Restoration

A toilet which is overflowing can present all kinds of dangers to your home and family. It is important that you quickly call an expert remediation specialist, such as SERVPRO, right away because the water coming from the toilet is moderately to highly contaminated. It is good to be aware of the risks if you do not ensure toilet overflow is cleaned up promptly.
When water which is contaminated seeps into places which should always be dry, it can cause a lot of water damage to metal and wood sections of your Eagle Rock home. Wood which is damp all the time attracts pests and becomes brittle, plus cracks can form, and the wood can begin to flake off. It can also absorb and retain odors from the water. On the other hand, metals are susceptible to corrosion. The rusting process goes faster with contaminated water. It weakens the iron components of your home and compromises the overall stability.
Mold can begin growing due to the damp and wet surfaces. It can form colonies on wallpaper, drywall, wood, and other surfaces. Mold can cause adverse health effects and needs to be cleaned up by our technicians at SERVPRO as soon as possible. We use special tools to find any hidden moisture and mold growth, plus sanitizers after the mold is cleaned up to keep it from continuing to grow.
Rugs and carpets are not made to be under heavy water. The water weakens latex which holds the backings together, making them susceptible to tears, rips, and delamination. Many times, our staff can use restoration methods to salvage these items.
When water contacts electrical outlets and wiring, you have an electrical hazard on your hands. Don’t let anyone into the area before the professionals come out if you see water close to wires and sockets. You are also dealing with a fire hazard, since water short circuits electrical systems, making sparks which can ignite close to combustibles.
When your toilet is overflowing, it is important to call us at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale right away since you are dealing with so many possible dangers. We can be reached anytime you need just by dialing (818) 244-6005.

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We Are Proud To Announce That SERVPRO Of Eagle Rock/South Glendale Is Now A Commercial Large Loss Response Franchise!

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale we understand that an unexpected disaster to a commercial building can mean a loss of revenue to all effected.

We hold ourselves to a high standard and are confident in our fire, water and mold restoration abilities. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is fully equipped and staffed to effectively make your loss look "Like it never even happened."

There is no loss too big or too small for the SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale team. Call us today at (323) 255-1000 and let us help you open back up for business!

Mold Damage Remediation Services Used To Protect Your Glendale Area Home

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO gives you access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists that put vast resources and years of experience to work for you.

Mold Damage Remediation Services

You may hear quite a bit of chatter on the internet these days about black mold and health problems associated with this type of contamination. However, you should understand that all forms of mold can eventually lead to health issues, making it necessary to seek out qualified mold remediation specialists to get the protection you deserve.

Attempting to remove mold damage found in your Glendale area home on your own involves a time-consuming process that may or may not produce any results. Without the proper tools, knowledge, and training, you can even make things worse, leading to additional or recurring growth that never seems to go away.

SERVPRO gives you access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists that put vast resources and years of experience to work for you. We can help you get mold growth under control and teach you a few things about how to prevent future contamination that just might stop you from having problems like this ever again.

SERVPRO technicians use personal protective equipment like chemical resistant gloves, boots, goggles, full-body suits and even respirators to maintain personal safety for everyone involved. We contain the affected areas and use air movers, negative-airflow machines, water extractors, moisture detectors, advanced cleaning and sanitation methods to get mold growth found on your property under control in a timely, efficient manner.

Seeing SERVPRO Professionals perform mold remediation services can truly inspire you. Our technicians use a variety of methods to get water sources under control. We extract saturated materials, following strict guidelines to handle and dispose of contaminated materials, while protecting the rest of your home and its occupants from exposure throughout the entire process.

Never hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when facing mold damage on your property. We have 24-hour emergency services and technicians that put every effort into recovering your home quickly with the least amount of disruption possible. Call to begin your restoration process, today (818) 244-6005.

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Knocked Over Lamp Creates A Hot Mess In Highland Park

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

The heat from many kinds of light bulbs is capable of igniting draperies, bedding, and even rugs and carpeting, among other things.

Fire Damage Caused By Knocked Over Lamp

The worst thing that happens when a light is left on is not necessarily a high electric bill. The heat from many kinds of light bulbs is capable of igniting draperies, bedding, and even rugs and carpeting, among other things. SERVPRO is a resource for the homeowner recovering from a fire set by this or any method.

Although you cannot be certain exactly how it happened, fire damaged your Highland Park home after a lit lamp overturned in a bedroom. Perhaps a pet knocked it down, or it was teetering on the edge of a bedside table, but the bed linens caught fire. Fortunately, a neighbor noticed smoke billowing out of an open window and called 911. You rushed home to find the fire out, but damage in the room, the attic and the roof above it.

A call to SERVPRO immediately has our crew arriving right after the fire department authorizes reentry. Fire damage usually poses a complex set of issues, including the obvious charring and destruction to contents and structure, and also water and chemical residue damage, depending on how the first responders extinguished the fire.

Our project manager begins ordering the crew to secure the affected areas from the elements. If the fire burned through the wall or roof to the outside, this is crucial. Then an assessment of the damage ensues. SERVPRO technicians train in safely restoring fire damage, including ensuring that flooring is walkable and that no structural supports are in danger of falling. Water and chemicals make floors slippery, demanding extra care when moving through the rooms for the cleanup crew and the residents.

Items destroyed by flames are bagged for disposal by local rules. Porous articles like mattresses rarely survive unless they untouched by charring, and even then soot and smoke damage counsel replacement in many cases. Clothing and linens clean up well through laundering or dry cleaning, a task the homeowner may take up to free SERVPRO for more technical matters.

Furniture with soot or other residue needs a dry or wet cleaning, depending on the amount and stickiness of the coating. Our staff uses the least intrusive technique that is effective. Vacuuming and dusting are good for light coverage, while spray and wipe to abrasive cleaners may be needed in other instances. SERVPRO staff checks for charred areas as they emit odors even if cleaned, and determines whether sealing or removal is the best option.

Structural charring requires replacement of key supports, and damaged ceilings and drywall replacement may be less expensive and quicker than laborious cleaning and sealing. Throughout the process of restoration, our project manager and office staff work with your insurer to limit your out of pocket expenses. We provide as much evidence, including our professional opinions, as possible to prove your fire damage claim.

Your first call, after 991, should be to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when a lamp starts a household fire. Our dispatchers await at (818) 244-6005.

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The Top Priorities After Water Damage to Your Eagle Rock Clothing Store

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Calling SERVPRO quickly after a water damage disaster at your clothing store can get you on the remediation path. That will help you to re-open.

SERVPRO Crews Can Be on the Scene Quickly Starting the Remediation Process

Water damage is a real problem for any clothing store owner. Sometimes no matter how careful you are, water damage can happen. It might be due to a burst pipe in your store, or perhaps because of flooding or a storm in town. California has suffered some nasty storms in recent years, so you never know when your store could fall victim to water damage.
Unfortunately, your stock might not survive commercial water damage to your Eagle Rock clothing store. It all depends on how high the water level got, and how humid and wet the air is.
However, what about the rest of your store? When it comes to dealing with water damage, there are some top priorities. SERVPRO is on hand to help deal with those.
The first priority is to remove any standing water from your premises. Our teams come equipped with both truck mounted, and free standing pumps to assist. The truck mounted pumps are powerful enough to draw water uphill if need be, to leave your retail unit free of water.
The next thing we need to do is assess any damaged electronic items (such as your cash registers) and also any waterlogged paperwork such as files, look books or training manuals. We wipe down damaged electronics to remove excess water and liaise with an experienced electronics restoration vendor on your behalf. Irreplaceable paperwork is taken to a specialist facility if needed, for freeze drying. The freeze drying process prevents further damage and increases the chance of successful restoration.
We also assess all soft furnishing items such as fitting room drapes. Carpets are dried out using extraction followed by the application of air movers and dehumidifiers to encourage evaporation. There is the option to remove portable items such as drapes and take them to our dedicated restoration facility for deep cleaning.
The right combination of air movers, box fans, and dehumidifiers is necessary for drying out everything from store furniture to carpets and walls, but after drying there is one more vital step – odor removal. The lingering smell of damp is unpleasant for staff and customers alike. SERVPRO has several odor removal methods at our disposal. Air scrubbers clean the air of tiny particles and help deodorize, while ULV (ultra low volume) fogging pushes deodorization agents into a fine mist which is carefully and expertly applied wherever needed in your store.
Do not let water damage dissolve your profits. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005 for help.

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Wind Storm Damaged Roofs or a Bathtub Overflow in Your Glendale Home

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Tarp Service and SERVPRO Water Removal Rescue Properties from Storm Damage

SERVPRO Can Seal the Roof, Turn off the Faucet, and Dry Your Property

One of the most frustrating kinds of flood damage is overflows, simply because they are usually our fault. When you forgot to turn off the bathtub before you took a phone call, the drain was clogged when you thought it was working right, or your child started a bath without telling anyone and left the water running, you have major accidental water loss which can cause serious property damage. Then there is the unforeseen water damaged caused by a tree which busted a hole in your roof from a microburst storm.
A tub which has overflowed can create extreme damage to drywall, a subfloor, carpeting, walls or the ceiling under your tub. Depending upon how quickly you get remediation experts like SERVPRO to your Glendale home, the storm damage to many of these items can be saved. If you let the problem sit for several days, a strong odor and mold growth occur behind your drywall, creating a larger problem.
When water flows down through the ceiling from a storm, the trusses along with the portion of the ceiling and the subfloor need to be dried out. Our technicians at SERVPRO set up industrial strength fans, dehumidifiers and other equipment to dry the area out quickly.
The moisture content is checked each day with the use of moisture meters. We employ penetrating moisture meters which leave two pin-hole sized marks in the material we are checking, non-penetrating moisture meters which leave no marks and thermal hygrometers, which measure the moisture content in the air. Hydro sensors are also used to give a rough estimate of how much moisture is in porous materials like carpeting, and snake cameras to provide us with a visual confirmation of the moisture in confined areas such as under cabinets and in wall cavities.
When water flowed down in unoccupied areas, we dry the area using containment, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Containing the area minimizes how much air needs to be dried and speeding up the drying of the ceiling from water moving from an area with a high concentration of water to an area of lower concentration.
A weighted extractor takes out water from carpeting and padding in affected areas, plus we use injection drying to dry the walls from the inside out. Doing so minimizes the repair and rebuild needs and helps your home get dried out quickly with less disruption to you, at a lower cost.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale has the equipment and experience necessary to come to your rescue when your bathtub overflows or a broken limb from a storm has opened up a gap in your roof. Just give us a call right away at (818) 244-6005, and we can have your home back to the preloss condition in no time. For more info on Glendale: http://www.glendaleca.gov

Repairing Water Damage in Your Glendale Ceiling

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Glendale Homes. Call SERVPRO for Restoration

SERVPRO Has the Technicians and Tools to Mitigate WaterDamage to Your Home

Water damage in your ceiling happens because of a pipe running in the ceiling bursting or from roof leaks. In a home with two levels or more, if an upper level is flooded, the water damage likely goes through the ceiling to the lower floor.

Water damage in your Glendale home’s ceiling can cause discoloration from the dampness to a complete disintegration of the material. If this element remains wet for a few days, mold can begin to grow, which can be hazardous to the health of you and your family. That is why it is important to handle water damage in your ceiling right away. You need to get a hold of a professional water damage remediation company, like SERVPRO, who can properly repair the damage as well as dry out your home.
While you are waiting for them to arrive, check to see if the water is running close to any electrical wiring. Shut the supply to the power off to avoid being shocked. Be cautious when walking under a ceiling which might be holding sufficient water to collapse on you. If possible, avoid the area altogether. A ceiling that is water damaged is soft and cold to the touch.
When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, we first take a moisture reading to determine the extent of the damage. If a leak in the roof has caused the damage, the roof needs to be repaired right away, weather permitting. For small repairs, we can handle this step, or we tarp the damaged area as necessary and work with other professionals who can properly repair your roof.
After the leak is repaired, no matter the source, cleanup begins by removing all materials that are wet such as insulation and sheetrock. Any swelling, loose, or peeling plaster and drywall is scraped away. Any elements of the damaged area which are salvageable are dried with dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers from our arsenal of equipment.

With SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale, you can be sure that your home is dried out and repaired thoroughly and efficiently after ceiling water damage. You can easily reach us when you dial (818) 244-6005.

Mold Damage In Your Highland Park Home

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Even a small, ‘soft’ spot in the roof can mean a large source of moisture for mold damage in a home.

Mold Damage And Your Home

The flooding rains of the past few months have finally stopped in our county. Many residents finally have the chance to go out, climb on the roof, and check for damage. In most cases, a ‘soft’ spot on the roof does not mean much to the average homeowners; they may not even see or feel it as they walk around. It is what might be underneath that is the concern.

Even a small, ‘soft’ spot in the roof can mean a large source of moisture for mold damage in a Highland Park home. With decades of experience in mold remediation, SERVPRO has developed a set of procedures that stops mold growth and allows us to clean and remove mold spores safely.

Our first procedure is to set up containment. Response team members hang thick, plastic sheets over doorways, windows, and other openings around the affected area. They serve as an effective barrier against contamination spreading to unaffected parts of the home. At the same time, other technicians seal the HVAC vents to prevent duct contamination and accidentally spreading mold spores to the entire house in less than a minute. They also set up negative air machines to direct contaminated air outside of the structure.

Next, comes physical removal. Structural materials like drywall and ceiling tiles are cheaper to dispose of and replace rather than attempting clean them or cut away affected sections. Carpets are particularly challenging to clean mold from and the labor hours involved restoring them exceed the value of simply replacing it. Technicians use specially designed HEPA filters and commercial vacuums to remove mold fragments from the surfaces of furniture, walls, and floors.

After the vacuuming, the response team allows disturbed dust and spores to settle and then begins wiping down surfaces. Dry or wet, they accomplish all surface wiping in the direction of the negative air machines to speed up removing them from your home. Finally, we dry the affected area to prevent new growth. We use a combination of dehumidifiers and room heaters to raise the temperature and lower the humidity.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale understands that mold can be just as damaging to a home as a flood or even a house fire. Removing mold is not a simple process, but we are here to explain and walk through every step with you. Call us today at (818) 244-6005.

Maintain Your Gutters to Prevent Water Damage to your Highland Park Home

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Yearly gutter cleaning can prevent damage both inside and outside of your home. If you have water damage, SERVPRO can quickly remediate.

Regular House Maintenance can Help the Homeowner Avoid Damage in the Long Run

The cleaning of your gutters is one home maintenance project which should never be overlooked. Not maintaining your gutters can cause major problems for your home. Clogged gutters lead to expensive water damage repairs when left untreated.
Foundation Damage
The main purpose of your gutter system is to channel water off your roof and away from the foundation of your home to avoid water damage. A blockage can make water pour over the sides of the gutters and pool around your Highland Park home’s foundation. The water can create cracks in the foundation over time, potentially resulting in collapse. If the foundation does not fail, however, the water can still cause the growth of mold. If this happens, you need the professionals at SERVPRO to fix the damage from the overflowing water, including any possible mold growth.
Wood Damage
The fascia boards which hold the gutter system together are usually made of wood. When your gutters clog and fill with water, the boards begin deteriorating and rotting. If your home has wood siding, clogged gutters also can cause water to overflow out and down the sides of your home.
Landscape Damage
When gutters clog and spill over with water, it can land in flower beds, shrubbery, or small trees surrounding the base of your home.
Cleaning your gutters is a simple task, but many homeowners skip over it, which can be dangerous since your gutters are the first thing defending your home against water damage. If you have mistakenly neglected your gutters and are facing water damage to your home because of it, our professional technicians at SERVPRO can help you to correct the problem, plus dry out your home and fix the damages.
When you choose to clean your gutters yourself, be careful when going up or down a ladder and walking on your roof. The right size ladder is needed to make the job safer, but also be sure you know how to use it correctly.
You can also hire a professional to clean the gutters for you if you are not comfortable going up and doing it yourself. It is a job that is rather affordable, especially compared to the water damage you could suffer from if you do not clean your gutters.
A professional cleaning of your gutters should include the removal of all debris from the gutters, roof, and downspouts, plus an overall check of the condition of your gutters and repairing any gutter spikes which have become loose.
When your gutters do cause water damage to your home, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is standing by to help. We are easily reached at any time by dialing (818) 244-6005, so don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

Fire Damage in Highland Park can Affect Your Home's Security

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

Making sure that you can get in and out of your home by checking how doors close and even lock is crucial after a fire damage event.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Assess the Damage After a Fire in Your Home

One thing about house fires that is true in almost all situations is that some damage is not as visible in some parts of a home as it is in others. Some damage is in the loss of utility. A door may seem undamaged, along with its frame, but after a fire, no longer open and close correctly. Windows can also be affected this way. Heat and moisture from fighting that fire can cause wood to swell. Even after remediation has been completed, small things like this can pop up.
Situations that affect a Highland Park area home's level of security after fire damage has been remediated still needs to be remediated. Security needs to be restored. These types of fire damage-related issues can appear weeks or months after a fire. Having a situation such as this develop does not mean that the remediation immediately after a fire was unsuccessful. Wood that expands can become more porous, which in turn allows more moisture in the future to be retained, leading to swelling.
Restoring openings to your home that have become impossible to close and open correctly and quickly pose risks to your security. Intruders can gain easier access, and in the event of another disaster, leaving your home might be more difficult, resulting in the loss of precious seconds when they count the most.
Many locks on the market today are made of highly durable plastics. While these are suitable to keep out most burglars, the plastic components can melt during a fire. Some of these locks remain functioning for a while, but then stop working and fall apart internally. If this is the case in your situation, replacement of the lock is a simple enough process.
We can repair these conditions and restore the safety your family deserves. Working to restore homes of our neighbors, family, and friends, we know a safe and secure feeling is important to every family. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help you with the latent and hidden effects of fire damage. No matter when you need us, we are always available at (818) 244-6005.

Get Control Of Flood Damage In Your Glendale Area Home

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Unwanted Water in Your Glendale Home? Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration

SERVPRO Is Equipped for Glendale Flood Services

Having a huge water issue penetrate your living space causes several problems that make life hard. Failing to take action immediately, causes secondary damages to develop and creates even bigger issues. Often leaving you with devastating damages that you simply do not understand how to fix.

A broken appliance, leaky pipe, or natural disaster in your Glendale area home, leaves you exposed. Flood damage and all of the problems that accompany having water in your home, often lead to possible structural damage, loss of contents and personal belongings, or even mold contamination when handled incorrectly.
Having access to a quality restoration company, like SERVPRO means the difference between getting the help you need to return your home to a quality pre-loss condition or having to deal with problems that occur regularly over the next few months or even years.
Performing your restoration on your own, or having an unlicensed company come to your aid during a disaster leads to additional problems. They many not have access to the correct equipment or take far too long to perform the repairs. Avoid taking chances, get the help you deserve, contact SERVPRO today.
As soon as it is safe to enter your property after an event occurs, SERVPRO can provide you with the assistance you and your family need to get things back to normal quickly and efficiently, making problems disappear, “Like it never even happened.”
Our professional technicians work hard to provide you with the services you deserve, often exceeding any expectations you have and saving a variety of items you thought lost forever. We have access to industrial-grade water extraction equipment of all sizes, used to fully remove standing water and other hidden pockets of moisture found on your property.
Everything from infrared moisture detectors, to hand-held and truck-mounted water extractors, make locating and removing water from your home easy. While moisture meters, air movers, and dehumidifiers help provide you with a drying process designed to assist technicians in saving furniture and structural components of your home.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock – South Glendale has quality technicians available 24-7, 365 days a year, including holidays. Whether you currently have a flooding issue or need suggestions on how to prevent damage in your home, call today. (818) 244-6005

How Serious is the Fire Damage in Your Highland Park Home?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO restore your damaged space after a fire. Call for quick action.

SERVPRO Separates Fire Damage Cases into Three Categories

Residential fires are more common than you might think, particularly in suburban areas with lots of timber framed houses. Illinois is one such area and its residents often experience accidents and mishaps in the home. In most cases, these incidents are minor and result in moderate fire damage which can be cleaned up in days.

The more severe cases present a bigger challenge, but remediation experts like SERVPRO are trained to find long lasting solutions. We provide fast, efficient repairs for fire damage in Highland Park properties and the surrounding regions. No matter the severity of your fire, our technicians are ready to help reverse its effects.

Keep reading for information on the various fire damage categories to understand more about the severity of your situation.

Category One (Least Severe)

Usually, Category One damage is the result of something like a small kitchen fire. It is identified quickly and extinguished before items have started to burn. The biggest priority for SERVPRO is the fine layer of soot and ash which covers the affected area. Often, it makes the damage look much worse than it is because electrostatically charged smoke clings to surfaces.

Category Two (Moderately Severe)

If parts of walls or ceiling get burned, the damage is more serious than Category One. Consequently, a structural assessment is required before the clean-up begins. It will determine whether there any weaknesses to the building. Damaged ceiling trusses need replacing and this is not possible until the safety of the area is assured.

Category Three (Most Severe)

Category Three is the most serious type of fire damage. It involves extensive damage to ceilings and the primary roof structure. There is severe staining on the floor and walls. High powered jet wash equipment is needed to remove large areas of oily, greasy soot. Damage this serious can take a long time to remediate, but our experts work closely with homeowners to put together a tailored repair schedule.

If a fire has caused damage to your home and you need a reliable clean up service, talk to the technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale. We are the helping hand that can bring your property back to life. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Where Maintenance can Keep Your Eagle Rock Home Free of Floods

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Washing machines can quickly dump large volumes of water on your floor. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians can Protect Your Home from Water Damage with Timely Inspections

Keeping certain objects and systems in your home clean, repaired, and modern is the first step in securing the structure from future floods and disasters. Most floods start not from storms or natural disasters but from failures within the home, many of which are easily preventable with regular checkups and maintenance. Having SERVPRO or another qualified company evaluate these critical systems could end up saving you thousands of dollars in restoration costs and weeks of headaches from restorations.
Water Pipes and Lines
One of the most easily preventable sources of water damage in Eagle Rock comes from the water pipes that run through and around your home. These pipes, typically made of copper, steel, or other non-oxidizing metals, can be prone to cracks, leaks, and outright bursts if left without maintenance for too long. Potential triggers include freezing temperatures, physical dents and impacts, or simple degradation over time. Having a trained eye running through and checking in on these systems once every few years can prevent most of the catastrophic failures we deal with regularly.
Washing Machines and Dishwashers
Large appliances that use high volumes of water such as washing machines, dishwashers, and some refrigerators are also common sources of flooding in homes nationwide. Again, water lines can rip or break, or the machines themselves can malfunction and spill water across the floor. SERVPRO inspectors know where to look for potential signs of failure, and these items usually don't take long at all to service.
Gutters and Drainage Systems
Gutters and drainage systems can get clogged up and bogged down by packed debris, potentially causing light to moderate water damage to both the interior and exterior of your home. Gutters can be checked and cleaned with just a ladder and some gloves, but some drains might take specialty equipment and more thorough work to analyze thoroughly.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a locally-owned company with national resources, ready to respond at a moment's notice to water damage in your home. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage to a Highland Park Furniture Showroom

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Can Cause a Hot Sale in Highland Park

Call SERVPRO After a Damaging Event to Your Business in Highland Park

Damage from smoke and soot can cost a business thousands of dollars and time spent in a hotel or other temporary housing. Damage to a business such as a furniture store can shut it down after just a couple of weeks due to the loss of the income that pays for remediation and insurance.

Restoring a Highland Park business after commercial fire damage is not quick or simple. Just starting the process requires a large crew of trained personnel to examine the damage and determine what property is restorable and what is now suitable only for a landfill. Attempting to use untrained employees puts them at risk and causes further costly damage.

Upholstery is stained almost immediately and becomes permanent in less than a week. SERVPRO technicians use special vacuums and agitators to loosen smoke and soot residues to remove them. Crew members use water and chemical cleaners to accelerate the process and hopefully restore the property to its pre-damaged condition.

As long as the damage to wood furniture is not from direct flames or heat, much of it is salvageable and, although state law requires all restored furniture advertised as such before returning it to the showroom floor. The key factor in saving an item is the veneer on the wood. If it has not bubbled or ran from the heat, it can usually be cleaned safely by either wiping it down with a dry or damp cloth. Technicians use either water or a mild cleaner designed not to penetrate the veneer or the wood surface underneath.

Bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances are equally as vulnerable. Uncoated metal in sink handles and faucets tarnish in less than a day. Fiberglass and plastic fixtures begin to yellow just as quickly. Refrigerators, stoves, and freezers are vulnerable to the pitting of their surfaces from soot. All of these items require immediate cleaning as soon as it is safe to enter the structure. The structure itself is also a source of concern and cost. In three or four days, smoke and soot destroy paint and wallpaper, pit vinyl flooring and wall coverings. These items cannot be cleaned and require replacing. For a large building like a furniture store, this alone can run into thousands of dollars.

Recovering your business as a source of income requires patience and a professional restoration team. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has been a leader in restoration services for decades in California and is ready to support you now. Call us today at (818) 244-6005 to begin.

Preventing Mold Damage in Your Atwater Village Home

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Your home’s exterior should be inspected once a year, and any roof flashing, caulking and all breaches in the building envelope need repairing.

Your Atwater Village Home Mold Damage Prevention

Even though many molds are beneficial and harmless, there are some molds which can be toxic and pose health problems to you and your family. Some people are even more sensitive to mold than others are. Mold growth happens when there is moisture from water damage, water leaks, excessive humidity, water infiltration, condensation, or flooding. Mold needs constant moisture to be able to grow, and it can grow and spread quite quickly.

Discovering mold damage in your home can be disconcerting. However, it is possible to get rid your Atwater Village home of the mold by calling in a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. We have all the skills, tools, and training to be able to find the source of the moisture and clean up all the mold so that your home is a safe and healthy environment for you family to live in once again.

Minimizing Mold Growth

A natural byproduct of the fungi family, mold thrives when water and organic substances combine under particular circumstances. Mold grows by spores which can stay dormant, but viable, for years. They come alive again when there is moisture present.

Your HVAC system does not generate mold, as it is metallic surface does not give the organic matter needed for mold to grow. The system, however, if not well maintained, could support the growth of mold. It is important that your system is made and installed properly, is regularly and correctly maintained, controls the moisture in your home, and uses proper filtration methods to keep the air in your home clean.

Preventing Mold

Think about pairing your air conditioner with a dehumidifier. It pulls moisture from your home, which minimizes mold growth. Do not turn off your air conditioner for long periods during the summer. Especially in humid clients, moisture levels can get very high inside, permitting mold to have a foothold. Install vapor barriers and insulation as well to stop condensation on cold objects like beams, water pipes, and plumbing fixtures.

Keep standing water out of your showers, sinks, tubs and any other areas that are frequently wet. When building a new home, ensure you have design, architectural, and methods of construction which keep water from getting into your home. Areas of concern include poorly designed balconies, doors, and windows, improperly pitched roofs, inadequate vapor barriers, improperly installed flashing, and thin stucco.

Your home’s exterior should be inspected once a year, and any roof flashing, caulking and all breaches in the building envelope need repairing. Have a professional thoroughly inspect your HVAC system regularly, including the filters and duct work, and schedule any needed repairs.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

If you suspect any mold in your home, get in touch with our technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale right away. We can be to your home quickly to check for mold, the sources of moisture, and to make a plan of remediation if you have a mold problem. We can be contacted anytime at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage Restoration Services In Atwater Village

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors in Atwater Village Save

SERVPRO Offers Many Atwater Village Damaging Solutions Post Fire

Many people assume that once the fire is out, that the damage accumulating in their home has stopped. Unfortunately, that is not the case; both the acidic residues left behind by the fire and the water used during suppression efforts cause damages to continue even when the flames disappear.

We understand how difficult it is to deal with fire damage and the aftermath it causes in your Atwater Village home. Which is why we provide you with an experienced team that is ready to assist you through this challenging time. Providing expert guidance and professional restoration services you and your family need to reclaim your home successfully.
The choice between restoration and replacement may not be as clear as you think. However, SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, and IICRC certified in several relevant areas including, fire and smoke restoration, upholstery cleaning, odor control, and fabric cleaning, along with any water damage restoration services you might need.
Each and every situation that SERVPRO deals with requires a unique solution to address. However, we use specific information gathered during your initial phone call to ensure that you receive the right team for the job, fully prepared to begin your restoration as quickly as possible.
Once the SERVPRO technicians arrive on your property, we start by inspecting the affected area on site to help identify potential hazards while also determining the extent of any fire, smoke, soot, and water damages that exist.
With all of the futuristic advances in technology, many synthetic materials involved in a fire cause chemical reactions that continue after the fire ends. Therefore, the impacted area needs the proper assessment performed to help pinpoint the damaged areas and develop a safe, effective restoration plan to address your situation properly.
Our technicians perform emergency board up and roof tarp services when necessary to protect your building's envelope and limit additional damages from forming. While utilizing professional-grade equipment such as water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove standing water that exists and dry the entire area completely.
Any restorable items or structural materials receive a thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorization, often helping restore a wide array of articles, including some of the things you may have thought unsalvageable like, electronics, papers, or fabrics found in your home.
Our entire restoration process is designed to make it seem as though the situation never happened, which may involve repair, replacement, or reconstruction efforts as well.
Make the call to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock - South Glendale for access to the expertise and resources you need to begin your home's restoration today. (818) 244-6005

What does Mold Consume in Eagle Rock?

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Leaking Spigot Leads to Mold Damage in Eagle Rock

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Home or Business

When mold damage gets severe enough, it may cause permanent and noticeable damage to materials in your home. Carpeting, wood, structural components, drywall, paint, and more frequently require significant restoration efforts after they have been affected by a mold colony. Mold does not just grow on top of these materials - it feeds off of them, literally eating away at their surfaces and compositions. These are some of the most common materials SERVPRO has to replace during or after a mold remediation project.

Carpets sometimes attract Eagle Rock mold damage like a magnet, soaking up water and providing a sheltered place for mold to start growing. Within your carpet's fibers, mold can grow quickly and easily if it has enough water. Mold can then wrap around fibers and attack them from all sides, eating away at the material much faster than flat surfaces like drywall. Due to the speed at which it is destroyed and its ability to harbor deep-rooted mold growth, carpeting is one of the most common replacements SERVPRO has to make in a home.
Drywall and Plaster
Some types of mold may eat through drywall by consuming the cardboard backing and plaster, creating a challenging and delicate restoration task. Thankfully, we only need to need to remove and replace a limited portion of drywall in most cases, but this still may require some amount of construction work. Other insulating materials and hidden wall constructs may also need replacement or restoration, determined by SERVPRO's mold detection equipment.
Wooden Elements
Wood takes some of the heaviest damage from long-term mold growth. Although special finishes sometimes protect the wood, it also has high potential to rot and deteriorate if mold is allowed to grow around it. At risk are everything from support columns to floorboards to building materials, so this mold threat should not be taken lightly.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is an experienced local resource for combating mold and its disastrous effects. If you have found signs of mold damage in your home, call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

You Need Commercial Water Removal Professionals for Your Glendale B&B when Water Lines Burst

1/21/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO When Your Bed & Breakfast Home in Glendale is Water Damaged

SERVPRO Helps Keep Your Business Open After a Water Intrusion

Having a Bed and Breakfast is a dream for many, and when that goal is achieved, the daily tasks involved center around providing guests with the comforts they expect. This anticipation often leaves little time for maintaining appliances and other aspects of the building 'for later.' This can lead to a multitude of problems, and several of those can include water and the damage that it causes. Not only is it against common sense to rent out rooms when there is unwanted water, it can also be against health code regulations. Even a small leak can create legal liabilities that you'd rather not face.
You might have your bed and breakfast business in your Glendale home, as many do, but because it is used as a business, when there is a water leak or a broken line, you'll need commercial water removal, and not residential. Our certified technicians can ensure that the safety of your guest rooms are up to par for health regulations and also structurally safe when the repairs are completed. Because we know that your ability to serve guests directly affects your profits, we strive to complete the required work as quickly as possible.
Returning your business to a state of dryness must be done as quickly as possible. Allowing moisture to settle in can only lead to problems in the future with secondary water damage. We know that you've placed a huge investment into your B&B, and want to explain a little of what we do. The simple version is that we raise the temperature in areas that had water, and at the same time, we increase the movement of the air. Warmer temperatures will cause moisture to evaporate, and air currents will keep that moisture from settling on other surfaces. This allows our dehumidifiers to pick up the humidity and remove it from the air.
Walls with a dead space in their interior are not as easy to dry as some other materials in the typical B&B. They can be dried more rapidly when baseboards are removed, and tiny holes are made so that air can be forced inside. SERVPRO professionals have the experience needed to determine which type of dehumidifier is best for each individual situation. Because all of these pieces of equipment work together and altering their position can affect their drying capabilities, we ask our customers not to change the placement of any equipment nor to turn any of them off unless it is specifically requested.
If the affected area is not near guests' quarters and you remain open during completion of the work, we will always take their comfort and privacy into consideration. We don't want your guests to feel displaced or uncomfortable. Someday, they may be our customers, and although we never wish anyone to have an emergency themselves, we hope to impress them with our professionalism.
Call us at the first sign of water trouble. We're SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale, and we can be reached at (818) 244-6005. We're available for any emergency, at any time.

Winning Against Mold Damage in Highland Park

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can appear anywhere in a home. Call SERVPRO quickly to investigate.

Steps that SERVPRO Takes When Dealing With Mold and Mold Damage

Often, removing the water from flooding is the easiest part of the restoration process. If accomplished in less than 24 hours, most home can be safely reoccupied very quickly. It is often the secondary effects of the excess moisture that lead to more extensive (and expensive) problems caused by a mold infestation.

Removing mold and mold damage from your Highland Park home is a procedure that SERVPRO is very familiar with. Our firm has been in the business for decades and has the knowledge needed to return your home to its pre-affected state.

First, our response team will remove any standing water. They do this to immediately reduce moisture levels and help stop further mold growth. If the source is damaged plumbing that we can repair, our technicians will do that as well. If it is beyond our capability, we can still turn off the water outside of your home in order to get started.

Second, our team members will isolate the affected areas from the rest of your home. All rooms and hallways found to have mold growth will be covered and sealed off with only a slit left to allow access by the technicians. Air exchange vents will be sealed off to prevent mold from spreading to your HVAC system during cleaning.

Third, we will remove all furniture and other materials that are wet or covered in mold already. Once outside the affected area, one of our inspectors will help you determine what needs to be thrown out or can be put aside for cleaning. All affected material will be bagged and properly disposed of without violating local and federal regulations.

Fourth, the response team will clean all property of mold. Non-porous surfaces (marble and most metals for example) will be sprayed and wiped down. Porous surfaces (i.e. wood and cloth) will be cleaned with a wire brush to remove mold growth from grooves and cracks and then sprayed and wiped down. For curtains and some clothing items, we maintain special washers designed to remove and trap mold from your property.

Finally, technicians will thoroughly clean the affected areas. In most cases, this will mean spraying and wiping down walls and ceilings. Carpets will be shampooed and dried to prevent further growth. Once this is completed, one of our inspectors will make sure there is no active mold growth remaining.

Removing mold and restoring your home to its original state is not a simple process. It is, however, what we specialize and have decades of experience in. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is ready to help get you back into your home as soon as we can. Call us at (818) 244-6005 today to get started.

Water Removal From Businesses In Highland Park

1/3/2017 (Permalink)

Highland Park Water and Flooding Can Hurt Your Business, Call SERVPRO Fast!

Trust SERVPRO to Keep Your Business Up and Running After a Water Emergency

As business owners arrive early this morning at their building, they all realize they have a much bigger problem than they were hoping for today. Damaged lines in the laundry mat at the end of the row of offices caused flooding, not to just their area, but every office space on this side of the building, this is a classic example of how different businesses have the chance of affecting others. Now the owners need to work together to get their businesses back up and running. All of this caused by a single accident from occurring.
Whether you have issues in your business in Highland Park and need water removal services, or are involved in a major event that affects multiple businesses, we can help. Keeping your company running without disruption is our primary concern. We have emergency services available to assist with making your situation go away, "Like it never even happened." We can handle any size situation, from small office space to large manufacturing facilities.
SERVPRO technicians have several years of experience and are expertly trained to handle any situation you face. Significant flooding events or water removal emergencies get our immediate attention, quickly responding to mitigate the damages and manage the restoration of your business through to completion. Our technicians are qualified to handle every stage of the repair process.
SERVPRO uses a simple water removal process with a focus on our quality of work and the relationships we form with our customers. We'll evaluate the scope of work that is needed to protect the structure and contents of your building, establish a safe environment and extract all excess water from the surrounding areas. We'll even set up a station used for drying all of the contents of your business efficiently.
After our water removal services are complete, we even have a variety of cleaning services available at SERVPRO. Using the latest technology and advanced equipment available in the industry, we handle your belongings with care and provide you with services that restore items you may have thought lost to you. We'll remove all of the moisture from the affected items and help mitigate damages to any furniture, flooring or additional items and get your business doors open again as soon as possible.
Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock - South Glendale and receive an immediate response. (818) 244-6005

Common FAQs about Restoring Storm Damage in Glendale Homes

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Flood damage can be particularly devastating. Call SERVPRO after you have gotten to safety.

Knowing the Steps that will be Followed During the Remediation Process Can Help You with Expectations

If you are dealing with the horrible aftermath of flooding, caused by heavy weather or storms, the last thing that you will want is to have to worry about repairs. You need a restoration company that is tactful, sensitive, and willing to get the job done quickly, while also keeping you in the loop when needed.

This is what the experts at SERVPRO can offer you. We have many years of experience dealing with storm damage in Glendale homes and we can get repairs started fast. You can be as involved as you like. Our technicians will keep you informed, but if you are busy handling insurance claims and filing papers, they can also work reliably and independently.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the SERVPRO restoration team, here are some common questions from homeowners.

How Is the Water Removed From My House?

We have access to industrial sized pumping devices. They can be used to extract large amounts of water from flooded areas so that it can be disposed of safely. As repairs can only begin once the affected area is free of standing water, this process is essential. Our pumps come in all shapes and sizes, which means that even awkward areas like crawlspaces can be emptied and prepped for restoration.

Why Do You Need to Lift My Carpet?

This is called ‘floating’ the carpet. The SERVPRO technicians gently lift the material up by a small amount, so that they can slot a blower underneath. It circulates clean, dry air and helps the carpet to dry faster. Crucially, it also dries out any subflooring that is underneath the main carpet. If this isn’t done and the subflooring remains damp, the moisture will only reappear and cause further damage.

What Type of Dehumidifier Will You Use?

There are actually four different types of dehumidifier and they are all suited to particular types of jobs. For instance, desiccant varieties are highly effective in cold climates, but they don’t work as well around high temperatures. For this reason, they are better used in mostly uninhabited areas like crawlspaces and basements. The type of machine that we use will depend entirely on what materials are being dried and their current condition. The final decision can be made after a thorough inspection.

Do You Monitor the Drying Process?

Yes, the dehumidifiers and other drying machines will be checked on a regular basis, if it does turn out that they need to be left operational for some time. Often, the technicians have to wait for the affected space to be entirely dry before they can start cleaning and repairs. It may be that they leave you for several evenings, with instructions about how to work around the blowers and dryers while they are not onsite.

These are just some of the basics of storm and water damage restoration. There is lots more to learn if you want additional information. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is based in your local area. We respond to requests for emergency restoration as soon as we receive them. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

We Clean Up Commercial Water Damage in Eagle Rock, Keeping Your Business from Sinking

11/5/2016 (Permalink)

An Eagle Rock Fitness Center Get Help from SERVPRO to Extract Water

Businesses Stay Afloat with SERVPRO' Water Damage Restoration

Finding commercial water damage in your business can be hard to swallow, and when it's significant damage to not only your building, or to your inventory, but to both, it can be particularly challenging to grapple with. Business operations can be difficult enough to manage under normal conditions without adding unforeseen problems.
Business owners should know that we are experts in finding solutions to cleaning up and preventing commercial water damage in Eagle Rock, as well as restoring buildings from top to bottom. Your inventory is important to you, and your business, so we also understand that special care must be taken to prevent any extra losses from occurring. Our experience and training can help prevent this from happening, and we will also work with you while we restore your business and your inventory.
Water extraction, drying, cleaning, and restorative work are our strengths. We work as a team, so that our work is completed as quickly, but also as thoroughly, as possible. Communication with you during the entire process is highly important to us, and we will always keep you updated on any developments that affect your business. We're here to answer your questions, so please don't ever hesitate to ask us when you need more information.
When completing work that commercial water damage requires, we often encounter problems that have remained hidden. Problems can include electrical hazards, a discovery of pest problems, mold or bacterial growths, and many other situations that we commonly find. These are often unknown to business owners when water damage has been a slowly but steadily developing problem in a building. Your safety and that of your employees and customers are important and restoring things to an acceptable condition are paramount. Defects in building materials, such as gaps in insulation (sometimes discovered when a wall is opened so that damaged paneling or drywall can be replaced) can be filled before installing the new wall, preventing heat loss.

We strive to make things like new, and better than before the damage happened. This is why communication is so important to the entire process. Start the process by calling us, the professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock. Our number is (818) 244-6005, and it's answered 24/7.

Plumbing Problems Can Cause Water Damage In Glendale

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Rusted Garbage Disposal in Glendale Leads to Water Damage

SERVPRO Professionally Restores Your Water Damaged Property

If your dishwasher or garbage disposal springs a leak, you can be looking at water damage within cabinets and across your flooring in addition to compromised plumbing. Areas below your kitchen or wet bar can also sustain soaked walls and ceilings. SERVPRO can stop the leak and began the recovery effort within hours of contacting us any time of the day or night. When you place your plumbing leak problem in our hands, we act fast, assessing the situation and making a plan that will have you back in the kitchen enjoying good times with friends and family, rather than mopping and dealing with unpleasant odors.

Dirty dishwater or food debris can swiftly change clean water to a contaminated condition. Our fast response often can contain water damage in Glendale to a moisture problem only, a straightforward issue we can resolve quickly. If the affected areas are saturated with gray water, full of decaying food, microbial growth can begin within a very short time. Our technicians are trained to follow the water trail, evaluating where the plumbing leak may have migrated so that you are not surprised by additional damage after the obvious problem seems to have been solved. Once we have completed our detective work, we will devise a plan that repairs, cleans and dries out all affected areas, ready for the final touches that will bring your house back to its pre-loss condition.
We will extract any standing water and then use proper techniques to clean and dry out cabinetry, essential to curb any mold or mildew growth. SERVPRO staff is trained to remove moisture without harming hardwood or laminated under sink cupboards. The tile, wood or laminate flooring in your kitchen will also need attention, inspected carefully for leakage into the subfloor or ceiling below. Airflow and gentle application of heat as the humidity reduces will be used to dry out flooring and the structures underneath with as little residual damage as possible. Effectively completing these steps is dependent upon the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), training that each of our technicians completes before entering your home. Reversing the effects of water damage is not a do-it-yourself proposition, and we are ready to lend our expertise to make sure it is done correctly.
When your kitchen appliances fail, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is the first call you should make. Our locally based water damage restoration team is available for appointments 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

How Restoration Experts Deal with Fire Damage in Eagle Rock

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Smoke Detectors Save Lives and Protects Property in Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Fire Damage Ranges from Small to Severe

Once the immediate emotional and physical responses to a house fire have been soothed, there are all kinds of practical considerations to think about. This is particularly true if the damage is extensive. There may be severely degraded walls, soot-blackened furnishings, and the presence of residual smoke. All of these things require specialist attention if a homeowner wishes to move back into the property at some point.

If your home has been hit by fire damage in Eagle Rock, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. It is really important that you start the repair and restoration process as soon as possible. The chance of saving your furniture and possessions is much greater if you respond quickly. Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO are committed to carrying out repairs in a way that is sensitive, simple, and efficient.

This guide to the three main types of fire damage will help you determine the extent of the problem and get the help that you need.

Minor Fire Damage
This category of fire damage is usually used to describe incidents that have been spotted and neutralized quickly. So, for example, a pan may have caught on fire in your kitchen, but been extinguished before it could do any permanent damage. This is the most common type of fire damage, and our technicians handle it all the time. There is only a light coating of smoke residue on the walls and ceilings. There may be slightly degraded patches on door frames and walls, but only a small amount of repainting is needed. The majority of the damage can be removed with dry and wet cleaning tools. It is unlikely that furniture or other items will need to be replaced.

Medium Fire Damage
The amount of smoke residue is greater if the fire damage is moderate. A more extensive restoration process is required to remove the effects. There is likely to be a distinct and lingering odor, which requires special attention from the technicians. SERVPRO deals with smoke smell via the use of highly effective ozone machines and deodorization equipment, including thermal foggers.

Dry cleaning is unlikely to be suitable for this task, so wet cleaning tools will be brought onsite to eradicate soot and smoke. There may be multiple spots on the walls and ceilings that require repainting. In some cases, cabinets, drywall, and floors will need urgent repairs. The likelihood is that some items and belongings close to the fire will have to be replaced.

Severe Fire Damage
The most serious type of damage is from a big fire that has been allowed to burn unchecked for a time before being extinguished. However, it may be that the severest damage is limited to one room and the rest of the house has been spared. The smoke residue will be thick and its odors strong and deeply unpleasant. In most cases, we require residents to move out of the property completely while restoration work is carried out. The process may be short or lengthy, and supplies may be used to protect the structure from the elements (boarding up the windows, and a tarp service, for example). Your furniture and other items will be transported as a pack-out to our cleaning facility so that restorers can attempt to save as many possessions as possible.

Fire damage is a really tough thing to handle. It can turn a life upside down, so our job is to get repairs started quickly and with the minimum of fuss. We’ll work closely with you to save as much of the property as we can. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is a locally based franchise, and you can get in touch with us at any time for help. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Four Cleaning Techniques To Remove Flood Damage in Glendale

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

Removing water out of your home is only the first step when it comes to restoration.

Glendale Flood Damage - Restoration Actions

Removing water out of your home is only the first step when it comes to restoration. Just because your carpets and hardwood floors are dry, it doesn't mean it's safe to walk around on. In many cases, there is soil and other contaminants left by the water that has to be removed as well.

In order to clean up after flood damage to Glendale homes, our technicians must break the bond between your surfaces and the contaminants on them. At SERVPRO, we use four specific cleaning actions to accomplish this.

Mechanical Action - This is also referred to as agitation. It is an excellent way to dislodge soil and other contaminants from carpets, hardwood floors and the fabrics. Combined with steam, hot water or one of the cleaning solutions in our inventory, this procedure can clean most of the soil and debris left behind after flooding.

Lubrication Action - This is simply making the surface of the contaminated floor or object "slippery," so the soils slide into the cleaning solution and away from the surface. The detergents we use then emulsify or capture the soils into the solution, so they don't return to the surface.

Chemical Action - When our technicians use a detergent or other cleaning solution to break down soil or some type of residue, this is a chemical action. The altered soil or residue can now be easily removed from a carpet, hardwood floor or other surface.

Suspension and Dispersion - Once soils and other contaminants are loosened from a surface, they are extracted with the cleaning solution used to loosen them. This is accomplished by either suspending (dissolving) the soil in the cleaning solution or dispersing (emulsifying) it in the solution.

After flood waters have been removed from your home, soil and contaminants can still force you to replace your carpets and floors. Regardless of the type of contamination, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has a method to restore just about anything back to its original state. If you require our help, contact us now at (818) 244-6005 for a free inspection and estimate.

Out-of-Control Mold Damage Can Ruin Clothing and Household Items in Glendale

10/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold can quickly grow from even a slight rise in available moisture.

Clothing and Household Items in Glendale Can Get Ruined From Out-of-Control Mold Damage

Mold doesn't grow only on bathroom walls and under kitchen sinks. It can be found anywhere that spores land that has moisture or humidity, organic materials, and little or no sunlight. There are many places in the typical home that meet these conditions. Mold does not need much space to grow in and can grow in cracks in older wood or even concrete. It can grow on paneling or even painted walls in the back part of dark closets. Placing shoes or boots in a closet while they are still moist from either outside weather, such as snow or rainwater, or even perspiration during the summer can provide enough moisture to allow mold to start flourishing. Mold growing can quickly spread to garments hanging in your closets.

Homeowners should know that mold damage in their Glendale home can be prevented, but sometimes there is an unexpected rise in moisture in a small area that can lead to problems. If your home has started to develop an odor that you can't quite figure out, it may be indicative of mold growing somewhere in your home. Families are very busy these days, and many times, people are sidetracked, and forget to take care of things that aren't a part of their routine. Your teen daughter giving a friend a haircut in her bedroom can lead to both of them forgetting the damp towel they've used, and it being pushed under the bed. Mold can then begin to grow on the underside of her bed, and on anything else that has been left underneath, as well.

Mold can quickly grow from even a slight rise in available moisture. A dishrag under the kitchen sink can create the same situation, as can sponges. This is because there is little airflow under a sink when the cabinet doors are closed. The conditions found under beds can often be very similar to those found under sinks.

When conditions favor mold, the mold spores present in your home can quickly begin growing. Left undisturbed, they will soon begin to produce their signature scent – musky, damp, and very pungent at times. Because all homes have mold to one degree or another, even without having a mold problem, it is the control of humidity that is essential to keeping mold from growing in the first place. SERVPRO Professionals follow both EPA guidelines and IICRC protocols in the task of mold remediation. This leads to a cleaner home, that is free of excess mold and results in a healthier environment for your family. Our professionals can show you ways to control the humidity levels in your home so that mold will not return.


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Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (818) 244-6005 to start the process of getting your home back to a healthier condition, free of the possible risk of mold's health effects. We're available every day of the week, 52 weeks a year.

Steps to Take to Mitigate Storm Damage Before SERVPRO Arrives

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Water in Eagle Rock Can Cause Electrical Hazards

Storm Damage Can Be Fixed By SERVPRO, Call Promptly

When storm damage hits, there is often little a homeowner can do to prevent floodwaters from entering the home. These carry immense power and can seep in through even the smallest cracks. However, when it comes to preventing damage to your home and reducing costs during the restoration process, there are a few steps you can take before a SERVPRO crew arrives. If possible, carry out these tasks before we arrive, but always be mindful of your safety and health.

Put a Barrier Between Furniture and the Floor
One of the easiest ways to mitigate harm to your furniture during storm damage in Eagle Rock is to place a small barrier between your furniture and the floor. Prop up couches, chairs, desks, tables, and anything else you can on top of wooden blocks, bricks, or some other stable object. This effort will help to keep the furniture from coming into any more direct contact with flood water.
Lay Things Out to Dry
If floodwaters have already receded from an area, you can take fabrics and objects there and place them out to dry. This placement is essential for couches and furniture with cushions/pillows because the moisture will instead become trapped inside, causing severe and often irreversible damage. Do not, however, attempt to dry items with a hair dryer or other machine. Instead, try to find a sunny or warm area to place them.
Leave Electricity Alone
Anything electrical in your home presents a major hazard following a flood, so even if you feel that turning something on is necessary, wait until a SERVPRO representative arrives to consult them. If a room is dark and you wish to enter, there may be water damage to the lights or wiring and these may present a hazard. Similarly, avoid using outlets or anything plugged in.
With expert technicians, superb materials, and a commitment to thorough work, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is ready to handle any storm damage that hits your home. Just call us at (818) 244-6005 for 24/7 service and response.

Mold Growth is Difficult to Eradicate for Do-It-Yourselfers

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Growth in Your Home

Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Problems in Your Home

Wood is an architecturally beautiful material that fits perfectly indoors and outdoors with the Los Angeles County building décor. However, the relaxing weather that mimics a Mediterranean climate is also a great breeding environment for mold. Wood is a “hygroscopic” cellulose material, which means that it can quickly soak up water, holding it like a sponge. If your home or business contains wooden furniture, walls, flooring and more and it has been damaged by water or a fire, the secondary damage is quite often mold.

What to do if you see mold damage in Glendale, whether commercial or residential. If it is starting to grow on your wood-style items, you can take immediate action and begin a cleaning intervention. Here are a few steps you can take depending on the type of wood surfaces you have. The cleaning solution for wood that is finished or painted, you need a mild solution to remove the mold. If the mold growth is embedded into an unfinished wood surface, you will need a solution that penetrates the wood to kill the mold spore roots. This is tough for the average homeowner. The following suggestions you may try, but if the mold patch is around 10 square feet, consider SERVPRO to remediate the mold growth.
For finished or painted wood items you could try:
• 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp mild liquid detergent
• Commercial mold removal product
• Distilled Vinegar
• Mixture of household detergent and water
Unfinished wood items it is highly recommended to rely on professionals. Chances are you will create more of an eyesore than already exists.
• 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp mild liquid detergent
• 1 part household detergent, and 20 parts water, do not use bleach
• Commercial mold removal product
• Distilled Vinegar
• Rubbing Alcohol or Denatured Alcohol
Remember to arm yourself with the right clothing before combining these ingredients. Wear rubber or Nitrile gloves, use safety goggles and protect any exposed skin by wearing long pants and tops with long sleeves. The EPA suggests that if using any products that has a strong smell or fumes, get rid of the mold by working in a well-ventilated area.
Before applying your cleaning solution, test a small area where the mold has begun, to make sure that it doesn't damage your wood furniture or items. When you apply your cleaning solution, let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub the area then use a dry cloth or a disposable paper towel and wipe the area clean until the mold is removed. If you are working on a finished wood surface, you will probably need to sand that item lightly. You may also need to apply a protective wood coating, like polyurethane, lacquer, or a wood stain. This difficult procedure sounds like a lot of work with unknown results and possible adverse outcomes. But not for SERVPRO Anti-Microbial Remediation Technicians. We suggest that if the visible fungi patch is on a hard surface like tile, you may try and succeed at removing the unwanted fungi.
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has experienced and highly trained technicians that can help save DIY time and effort. We are dedicated to being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Don't guess whether the mold you see in your home or office is harmful or not. Call us today at (818) 244-6005 for a professional assessment and remediation, if necessary, and to give you peace of mind!

The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

If Water Damages Your Work Place in Eagle Rock, Call SERVPRO

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Commercial water damage in Eagle Rock is surprisingly common year-round, and it can drastically affect the operation of your business. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. If you question the stoutness of your building's
pipes, contact SERVPRO for a thorough inspection and assessment.
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. SERVPRO has certified AMRT technicians to deal with this type of water damage.
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Eagle
Rock will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (818)
244-6005 for fast help.

Tips for Choosing a Flood Damage Restoration Company

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO in Glendale for Water & Flood Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO Provides Expert Flood Damage Restoration for Your Property

Going through a flood is stressful enough, but choosing a contractor to repair the resulting damage can be even more challenging. Your home may be the biggest investments that you'll ever make, protecting it by selecting a knowledgeable professional for the job is essential. The right expert will make the restoration process after flood damage as smooth and easy as possible, while a less knowledgeable contractor can make the problem even worse.
If you're dealing with flood damage in Glendale, no doubt you've seen the vast number of companies and services available in the area. Here are three important suggestions that will help you hire a skilled contractor to take care of your home's flood damage restoration.
1. Unless you plan to foot the entire bill to repair your home's flood damage, it's a good idea to hire a company like SERVPRO that has experience dealing with insurance policies. We know how to work with insurance companies, lessen your claims paperwork and stress,  and help mitigate your costs.
2. Hire an actual water damage restoration contractor, not a cleaning service. A cleaning service will be cheaper and may help your home look and smell better after it has been damaged, but they won't make any repairs. When you opt to work with a flood damage restoration company like SERVPRO, we'll prevent further problems with your home's structure, extract water, and harmful particulates, and ensure that your house is safe to occupy. After a heavy water-logging, this will also deter mold growth.
3. Flood damage companies who have a good reputation in the local area won't mind providing references. A trustworthy company such as ours can provide licensing and technicians that are IICRC certified, and able to successfully assess and restore your home.
At SERVPRO of Eagle Rock, we're always glad to answer questions and show just what makes our team of professionals qualified to handle flood damage, fire damage, mold remediation and other emergencies. If your home needs help, call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Mold Damage Behind Walls

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold is a particularly tricky substance to work with, due to the great number of hazards that accompany it.

Mold Remediation and Restoration Process

Mold is a particularly tricky substance to work with, due to the great number of hazards that accompany it. Extreme caution must be taken even by our experienced and trained technicians. One of the most common areas to discover mold in your home is behind walls and siding, as here moisture may leak in without light, creating ideal conditions for mold growth away from the watchful eyes of homeowners. By the time you smell or otherwise detect the mold, it is often too late, and we must begin the lengthy process of restoration.

Quarantining and Removing Walls
As a start to any Eagle Rock mold damage job, we quarantine off the area and make sure other sections of the home are free from mold damage. Then, we remove the outermost layers of the wall so as to fully expose the mold colony. This is essential in drying out the area and applying disinfectant or UV sanitization. If possible, we will scrub off all the mold from the wall materials and reapply it. Otherwise, we will order new materials to replace anything which can not be salvaged.

Drying and Scrubbing
After the walls are removed and the area sealed off, we dry the entire area with the help of heavy-duty air movers and dehumidifying machines. Mold needs moisture to grow, and with our thorough drying process, any further growth is quickly stopped in its tracks. Then, we thoroughly scrub the area, to make sure all traces of visible mold are gone.

Sanitizing and Deodorizing
Once all visible mold is gone, we eliminate microscopic remnants via the use of sanitizing compounds or intense UV rays (the same light waves that cause sunburn). Then, we begin the final process of deodorization, where any foul smells left behind by the mold are removed via the use of fogging devices. Then, we restore the wall as it was before, and examine our work.

We at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock make it a priority to work with you and ensure you understand the full process of mold remediation. If you have a case of mold damage in your home, call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005 for our restoration services or a quote.

Water Damage Professionals and Restoration Experts

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause severe damage to your Glendale property.

What To Do After Water Damage Has Transpired On Your Property

Sometimes in our lives, we all need to be rescued. This is true if you experience any type of water damage. Whether significant or small, we can help your home or office if it has experienced water damage. It could be a result of a sewage problem, a water heater malfunction, an HVAC leak, a burst pipe, a fire, or a devastating storm. SERVPRO professionals are available with 24-hour emergency service. Our highly trained technicians can and will respond quickly to rescue your residential or commercial water disaster. We are proud to be a locally owned and operated company. We are close by and ready to assist our community with any size water damage restoration emergency. At SERVPRO We pride ourselves on being able to respond swiftly and efficiency to prevent further water damage to your home or business, i.e., mold growth.

Remember some of the don'ts when water damage happens: don't use a vacuum to remove water, don't use any appliances; don't leave we fabrics laying around and don't turn on any electrical ceiling fixtures. As a matter of fact, leave your property for safety sake and call us immediately. When our professional technicians arrive on the scene, they will walk through the restoration process and start restoring your home or business to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. We use state-of-the-art water removal solutions, including advanced water inspection techniques, extraction, and drying equipment.

SERVPRO has the equipment to detect hidden moisture. We can extract any standing water, thoroughly clean and completely dry out your property and its contents. We then finish the restoration job with a professional deodorization and sanitizing agent for your complete safety. Restoration is our final step. Some of our restoration steps may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet. Restoration may also require significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Our highly trained Los Angeles County water removal and water cleanup technicians will also document the drying process. This helps to validate that your residential or commercial property has been dried properly and thoroughly. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is always available when water damage help is needed. Give us a call as soon as water, mold, fire, or storm emergency occurs. Call us ASAP (818) 244-6005.

How Mitigation Saves Money for Commercial Fire Damage

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO To Get You Back in Business After a Fire in Eagle Rock

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration from SERVPRO

Whenever possible, SERVPRO uses a strategy of mitigation to reduce costs and response times when dealing with fire damage. Mitigation involves responding quickly after a fire has run its course and making efforts to clean up and remove material sooner rather than later. This rapid response inevitably saves both time and money during the restoration process. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from our mitigation approach to fire damage in your business.

Nothing Settles
In the immediate aftermath of commercial fire damage in Eagle Rock, many materials such as ash, soot, and debris may still be loose and unsettled. Now is the easiest time to clean up these materials, and prevent them from causing secondary damage. Even if charred debris and soot appear to be settled, it often has not had the chance to compact and work its way into the nooks and crannies of furniture and electronics. The earlier we arrive on the scene and begin mitigation, the less material will settle on floors, walls, and any other surface in the building.
The Damage is Fresh and Clearer
When the fire damage is fresh, and few forces other than the fire have impacted the structure, it makes our job of evaluating damage and determining necessary procedures all the easier. This goes hand-in-hand with the previous point as well, as falling ash and soot may commonly be sources of additional damage in the hours and days after a fire. Getting your business back in business is our objective.
Water Damage can be Avoided
Water damage accompanies many fires, from firefighter hoses, burst pipes, rain, or any other source. If our technicians can arrive on-scene fast enough, they may be able to identify any damage water sources and stop their spread. Even if we arrive too late to stop water damage, such as fire hose water reaching a basement, it is important that we remove it as quickly as possible to prevent mold growth and warping of building materials, and loss of inventory.
Restoration is Cheaper than Replacement
Ultimately, any item or surface that can be restored rather than replaced is money saved for you. The earlier our crew arrives on-scene, the more items we can potentially save. This reduces costs for you, and we also make sure to sanitize and deodorize any items to restore them to pre-loss condition, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has been helping local businesses to overcome fire catastrophes for years, and our IICRC trained technicians are ready to respond at a moment's notice to your business. Call us for 24/7 service at (818) 244-6005.

Storm Damage Restoration Experts Are Needed

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage In Your Glendale Property Can Be Fixed by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Expertise and Professional Storm Damage Remediation

The Greater Los Angeles area and the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley are often hit with strong storms coming off the Pacific Ocean. Storm damages produce a myriad of devastating problems. These can include plumbing and contamination caused by storm sewer damages, downed power lines which can cause a fire and flooding which can lead to lots of structural damage and airborne infections like mold.
Homeowners who have been affected by Glendale storm damage are helped by its locally owned and operated restoration company – SERVPRO. Our 24-hour emergency service is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We are a full-service restoration company which has experienced with storm damage and the expertise, resources, and equipment to handle the job.
SERVPRO is a one-stop repair and restoration company. Using our services saves property owners from having to deal with several different repair contractors. We provide building services, such as tarping, boarding-up, temporary fencing, moving and packing and temporary warehousing. Our building repair service is designed to get property owners back to a pre-loss condition, "Like it never even happened."
Our professional technicians are experienced in all forms of reconstruction processes, including drywall removal/installation; hardwood/tile floor repair; painting and carpeting. If storm damage has caused flooding or a fire, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you. We extract large volumes of water, dry-out your property, sanitize and clean your structure and its contents.
We stand ready to help our community when disaster emergencies strike. Storm damage is an immediate event and property owners need help as soon as it occurs. Your property may be your most valued possession, why not place its restoration in the hands of a renowned storm damage restoration company?
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is staffed by IICRC certified, with comprehensive corporate training, technicians, representatives and office personnel, to handle all restoration issues. We possess the most innovative and specialized equipment to help you when you need help immediately. If you are affected by storm damage, call our professional team. Contact us and let us introduce our services and to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today at (818) 244-6005.

Rental Properties are often Affected by Water Damage

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

In Glendale, water damage can be quickly restored with professionals who are experienced in this type of work.

Water Damage Can Affect Your Rental Properties

If you own rental properties, you know that sometimes tenants vacate a property in less-than-perfect condition. Sometimes the damages left behind are related to water. Standing water is not a common issue, but rather instead, water that has leaked inside a wall, or down along baseboards. Other times it is water damage found on bathroom floors and the ceilings below them. Kitchen floors are also affected by water damage.

This type of work is often beyond the scope of the average technician, and professional renovations and repairs are needed. This is because many times where water damage is present, the support beams under the floor have begun to rot. Mold can be another issue that most technicians are often not qualified to handle. Mishandling mold can create severe future problems that affect additional areas in the home than what was originally affected. In Glendale, water damage can be quickly restored with professionals who are experienced in this type of work.

Making sure that the water is no longer able to enter into the living space or otherwise continue leaking is our first step. Then we will use humidity sensors to locate where humidity has accumulated nearby and along natural pathways within your home's interior structures. As we inspect for humidity, we will also check for water damage. Peeling and bubbling paint, crumbling wallboard and drywall, and warped moldings are areas that we will repair. First, we will thoroughly dry these areas out with heaters and fans. After the area is dry, we will check surrounding areas for materials to match so that we can repair as closely to the original structures as possible. We want to make your property look “Like it never even happened.”

If your rental property has experienced water damage, please call us at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (818) 244-6005. We will repair and restore your rental housing to pre-damage condition quickly and efficiently.

Common Places for Mold Damage

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold is naturally occurring, and given the right conditions, will find itself a spot in almost any Eagle Rock home.

Common Places in Your Home to Find Mold Damage

Patches of mold growth are relatively common in homes across the globe. Mold is naturally occurring, and given the right conditions, will find itself a spot in almost any home. That's not to say you should tolerate its presence, and any significant patch of mold should be professionally removed by a business such as SERVPRO as quickly as possible to avoid further growth. In this blog post, we look at some of the more common places where mold can grow.

In the Bathroom
Mold damage in Eagle Rock homes often occurs in and around its bathrooms. These areas provide the perfect atmosphere for mold growth: significant amounts of water, often with humid air, and dark most hours of the day (when not in use). Mold can form in cabinets, on towels and clothes which are not dried out, on shower curtains, or even on plain wooden walls and floors. Whenever we respond to mold damage in a bathroom, we make sure to inspect the area for extra patches thoroughly.

Behind Walls and Ceilings
Many mold patches are caused when a pipe leaks or bursts and dampens the wood surrounding it, out of view and inside walls. Here, mold can grow in dark, wet, and warm conditions, and will often do so very rapidly.

In Sheds and On Exteriors
In many cases, mold growth is limited to building exteriors and exterior sheds and garages. These are typically not as well waterproofed as home interiors, and can be more prone to soaking. Mold can develop outdoors after a period of unusually heavy rain and storming.

In Pantries and Refrigerators
When food goes rotten, it often grows mold. This mold can then branch out and spread across the surfaces inside of a pantry or refrigerator. Make sure to keep food fresh and sealed to prevent mold contamination in these areas.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is ready to handle any mold disaster which befalls your home. With trained and certified technicians and industry-leading equipment, we'll respond to any home damage disaster. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Water Damage Restoration with a Personal Touch

6/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fights Through Water Damage in Glendale.

SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Property with Professionalism and Compassion

Water damage requires an immediate response, and when every minute counts, you will want experienced people you can rely on to help you, such as our trained team at SERVPRO. Emergency water damage restoration requires skill and urgency. Certified and trained to the highest industry strands, our professionals will respond right away, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to mitigate your loss and meet all the challenges with reliability, professionalism, respect and compassion.

We recognize that water damage in your Glendale property creates a devastating setback for businesses or families, so we will do whatever it takes to get back your sense of security with the least amount of disruption. Our restoration and recovery process is aimed at people and property. We are a company who you can rely on to minimize the impact of water damage and flooding.

We won’t call it quits until you think we have met or exceeded your expectations. You’ll feel that we’ve come to your rescue and see us as the experts that you expect. With compassion and knowledge, our team will respond to your emergency, understanding what an emergency water extraction needs:

Sensitivity and Urgency
Timing is critical when water is on the move. We will answer your call and jump into action whenever you need us. We recognize the emotional disruption and trauma which most people suffer, and will work professionally and fast to contain the water first.

Accurate Explanations and Assessments
Our professional staff will identify to what extent your moisture damage is, both the visible and unseen, by using hygrometers and moisture detectors along with visual inspection. We will also help you as the property owner overcome any feelings of helplessness by explaining the whole process in a way which you can understand what is going on, what to expect and how you can help as well.

Respect and Thorough Treatment
We use state of the art equipment for drying, dehumidifying, disinfecting and deodorizing, and will restore your business or home with the least amount of disruption possible so you can get back to your normal lives. We are always respectful in the way in which we handle your property – just as if it were our own, and we appreciate all of the contents of a home such as collectibles, handling furniture, sentimental artwork from children, with the utmost of care.

Promptness Counts!
When you call us right away, we will respond promptly, allowing you to save a high percentage of money on water damage claim costs. We work in the shortest amount of time possible to prevent further water damage and the growth of mold, which would only increase your restoration costs.

Do you have Glendale water damage? Make sure to call our professional staff at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock right away by dialing (818) 244-6005. You will feel "Like it never even happened."

Repairing Your Property After Fire Damage

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Got fire damage? Don't stress, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale can clean up the mess!

Repairing Your Fire Damaged Property

A Los Angeles residential fire can be difficult for a homeowner to deal with, causing significant property damage throughout the home. The fire may have caused damage to several rooms or even to the entire home. Perhaps the fire was localized to one room, but the smoke and water damage from the firefighting effort may have spread to other areas of the property. With fire, smoke and water damage spread throughout the building, you may be worried about the amount of time and effort it will take to restore your home to its former condition. 

Taking the Right Initial Steps

You can begin the repair process after a Los Angeles residential fire almost immediately after the flames have been extinguished. Initially, take the time to survey the damage and determine the type and location of the damage in the home. If you have water present in the home, the smart idea is to use professional water extraction services to remove the water and dry out the home. This will help prevent mold growth from developing because of the moisture in the space. Then, you can move forward with the cleaning and repair process. 

Cleaning the Space

If your home has been damaged by a residential fire, you may need to clean the smoke damage away. Smoke can cause odors and stain inside the home. Some areas may need to be professionally cleaned. For example, carpeting and upholstered surfaces can be professionally steam cleaned to remove the stains and odors left behind by smoke. Professionals know how to remove the smoke damage from different surfaces in the home for the best results. 

Repairing the Fire Damage

The next step to take after a residential fire is to fix the damage. Removing charred materials is necessary, and these will need to be replaced with new materials. Construction efforts may be required in some cases. In other cases, the fire damage may only be superficial or cosmetic, but with all cases, fire-damaged surfaces will need to be replaced or repaired. This process can take time and effort, so many homeowners choose to outsource the work to a professional team. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

A residential fire can be difficult to deal with, causing destruction to your home and even causing you to relocate temporarily until the damage is repaired in some instances. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is the skilled team you want working for you when you have fire damage to contend with. Our locally owned company is available to respond to your request for assistance quickly, so call our office today at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage 101

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock take care of your Glendale electrical fire!

101 Info About Fire Damage 

Fire damage in Glendale can occur in a moment's notice resulting in substantial property damage and loss. Determining the extent of damage is critical to predicting the outcome of the fire clean up and restoration attempt. Identifying the source of the fire is necessary to understand what conditions were favorable to ignite the fire. Although there are numerous causes of an electrical fire, one of the most commonly overlooked causes is overloaded electrical receptacles.

There is a strong possibility that an electrical fire in Glendale can occur due to a combination of problems, such as an overloaded electrical receptacle with a malfunctioning appliance plugged into it. Overcrowded electrical outlets can overtax the electrical circuit and set the stage for an electrical fire. The most obvious sign of an overcrowded electrical outlet is an electrical receptacle that contains several dual, or triple outlet extenders plugged into the primary receptacle. Although this appears to be convenient to plug in multiple power cords, this increases the chances of an electrical fire. Perhaps the underlying issue surrounds the fact that the age of the home is incapable of keeping up with modern needs. Older construction adhered to the building codes that were current at that particular time. 

It is important to recognize the warning signs of a potential electrical fire in the Glendale home. If the electrical outlets appear to be emitting what feels like heat, this is a sign of a probably overloaded circuit. Anytime the outlets feel hot to the touch; the outlet is more than likely overloaded. Anytime that you smell a burning smell from the outlet, immediately unplug power cords from it and do not use it. The electrical wiring is situated behind outlet boxes in the wall, and the wiring runs behind walls. There is a significant chance that an electrical fire can lead to a house fire for these reasons. 

A related concern that may predisposition the home to an electrical fire is observing flickering lights or noticing that the lights appear to be dimmer than usual. This is a problem because homeowners may confuse this with a light bulb getting ready to burn out. While this also resembles the signs that a light bulb may be reaching its maximum capacity, it is important to monitor this to ensure electrical safety. Homeowners should never make assumptions when it comes to electrical safety and the safety of those who reside within the home. 

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The possibilities of an electrical fire are serious concerns that must be dealt with in an urgent matter. In the event of an electrical fire, contact our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (818) 244-6005. Our team will bring their wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership to your home. 

Full Restoration Services for Fire Damage Are Available

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

If Your Home in Eagle Rock Suffers Major Fire Damage, Call SERVPRO to Help You.

Fire Damaging Restoration is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO's Services

The horror of a residential fire continues even after the flames are put out and you figure out where your family will sleep at night. You also have the official inquiry from your insurance company on the horizon. It seems like nothing is going your way, but there is a road that you can take to snap your streak of bad luck. You can call upon the services of an Eagle Rock fire damage service that will get to work immediately to address your emergency and restore your property back to its original condition.

Restoring the Effects of Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

The debris left behind by Eagle Rock residential fire damage needs to be cleaned up and repairs made. It's important that you contact a local fire damage cleanup and restoration service like SERVPRO to get started on addressing and correcting the emergency as soon as possible.

At first sight, you might be tempted to tear down the building and start again with a replacement, but the fact of the matter is that your insurance coverage may not permit it. Of course, this is in the extremest case of devastation.  Meanwhile, you have to stay somewhere else while waiting for the new building to be put up. It is more practical and cost saving to allow us to restore rather than replace your property if it is feasible.

We Offer Complete Fire Damage Restoration from Top to Bottom

You should realize that fire damage cleanup doesn't end when the flames are put out. On the contrary, the massive task of restoration is only beginning at that point. Debris needs to be removed, and water damage should be taken care of immediately to prevent the growth of harmful mold and bacteria. Structural damage has to be fully assessed and corrected.

These issues require your urgent attention if you are going to reclaim your property. Preserving your property is precisely why you need the services of a fully qualified and experienced professional cleanup and restoration authority. When you contact us, the first step we take is to conduct a full inspection of the building and give you a comprehensive assessment of the damage.

Once the initial assessment is complete, we will provide you with an estimate of the work required and the cost that this job will entail. You are not under any obligation until you agree to the services. At that point, we will begin our work of fire damage restoration.

Dealing Proactively With Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

We are a locally owned and operated franchise. We offer restoration service when you contact us at any time of the day or night. We can also serve clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Glendale, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Cypress Park and Washington Heights. When you need prompt attention to your fire emergency, we are here to serve you. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/Glendale at (818) 244-6005.

Hire the Professionals for Residential Water Damage

6/3/2016 (Permalink)

Water damage in Los Angeles can start as a spot in your ceiling or on your floor or wall from a leak.

Professional Residential Water Damage

Water damage in Los Angeles can start as a spot in your ceiling or on your floor or wall from a leak. This can occur anywhere in your home, and although it is tempting to fix it without calling a professional, it is not a good idea. You should instead call the professionals at SERVPRO since we have the knowledge and the special tools to take care of your water damage problem correctly. Some minor leaks might be able to be repaired, especially if the source is caught early and damage is minor. However, if you are unsure of the origin of the leakage, or if the damage has already spread or become severe, which includes the growth of bacteria or mold, it will be best to get a professional evolution of your problem instead of trying to treat it on your own. Below are a few tips:

Water Leaks are Difficult to Diagnose
If you see drips, moisture spots, or puddles of water forming in your home somewhere, it is likely that a leak is causing it. While you can see the moisture on the surfaced, the problem is that the typical homeowner might not know how to find the problem’s source. You might not get to the root of the problem by treating the visible issue, when can then lead to damage unseen behind the walls or inside your structure which can be very expensive later on to repair. The professional water restoration experts at SERVPRO know how to find the source of the problem, and then we will also fix it before more damage occurs.

Water Damage can be Difficult to Treat
The exact source of the water damage might be uncertain at first, but water leakage can happen from flood damage, a malfunctioning water pipe, or a leaky roof. Even if it is a leaky pipe and it looks like the problem is pretty clear-cut, it can be difficult to repair if you as the homeowner are not familiar with various plumbing structures and materials. If you make the wrong repair or one that is inadequate, the problem will only be allowed to continue to grow unchecked, which could lead to damage which is extensive and repairs that are very costly.

Water Leakage can Cause Serious Problems
Even Los Angeles water damage that is unseen can cause health problems for you and your family from mildew and mold. This is why it is important for professional water damage restoration specialists to catch and repair your water damage early on. Water damage restoration begins many times with thoroughly drying the materials that are wet. Sections of the wall, ceiling, or floor may need to be replaced. We complete the professional water restoration process to get your home back up and running as usual.

If you encountered water damage in your residence for any reason, don’t try to fix it yourself. Instead, contact the specialists at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock by calling us at (818) 244-6005, we can get your dilemma fixed as soon as possible.

Los Angeles Mold Growth - Los Angeles Mold Growth Advice

5/17/2016 (Permalink)

One of the most dangerous types of damage frequently incurred by Los Angeles homes is mold damage.

Advice About Mold Growth in Los Angeles

One of the most dangerous types of damage frequently incurred by homes is mold damage. Mold growth in Los Angeles is a relatively common occurrence, and also very dangerous. Although fires, storms, and other natural disasters can cause health effects to occupants in buildings, these are very visible and can be identified quickly. Mold growth is a much slower process and is often an unseen force in a home. As mold growth may cause adverse health effects, extreme caution must be taken when seeking to eradicate it.

Where Mold Grows
Mold will naturally grow wherever there is a biological food source, but thrives the most in dark and damp conditions. This means mold can and will grow in great patches where you have damp materials such as wood, fabric, or plant material. This often happens behind walls or in places that are openly visible. As a result, mold is often only identified from related water leaks or any odors it emits.

Why Should You be Concerned?
Mold can be extremely hazardous to a person's health. Mold can be tricky to hunt down, so consulting with a mold expert may be worth your time.

What Can be Done to Prevent Growth?
Generally, mold grows far less often and in smaller quantities when a home is dry. Fixing leaks and ensuring that all pipes in a house are sealed and in good condition are essential for ensuring that mold growth stays at minimal levels. Additionally, tools and equipment exist to help test for mold spores in the air and behind walls, and these may help you to detect hidden spots of growth.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is a locally owned and run business, and over the years, we have built a reputation among the community for quality service and thorough restorations. Call us at (323) 410-0041.

Fire Damage Los Angeles - Los Angeles Residential Fire Damage Restoration

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

When you have Los Angeles fire damage questions, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has answers! Call us today!

Residential Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles 

In the event of fire damage in Los Angeles, problems can arise not only from the fire itself but also from smoke, soot, debris and destroyed objects, and also water damage from firefighting efforts. Ultimately, fire repair can be a long and difficult process, and potentially compromised structural integrity can even lead to injury. Because of this, Los Angeles fire damage restoration is typically best left to local professionals and carefully aligned with insurance policies. 

Fire Damage 

Fire damage to your Los Angeles residence itself can be the most difficult hurdle in many cases. Burned objects, wood, furniture, flooring, or anything else can be especially difficult to remove without specialized tools. Additionally, it can be tough to tell which objects can be salvaged and which are damaged beyond repair thanks to commonly heavy amounts of soot and ash. Depending on the intensity of the fire, this may require a full team of people to clean up. 

Smoke Damage 

In addition to darkening and staining even the hardest to reach corners, smoke can also leave a pervasive smell long after the house is visually clean. This is due to tiny and microscopic particles of smoke, which often work their way into the walls and floors of the house itself. Cleaning up smoke in a Los Angeles home typically requires special equipment and a lengthy cleaning time. 

Water Damage 

Water damage often surprises homeowners as being an even larger problem than the fire damage itself. Whether through firefighters' hoses or burst pipes, heavy water damage is relatively common among fire-damaged Los Angeles homes. Depending on the scale and intensity of the water damage, this may require extensive reconstruction efforts. 

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 If your Los Angeles home has experienced fire and smoke damage of any kind, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (323) 410-0041 for additional info or repair services. 

Eagle Rock Water Damage - Repairing Water Damage in Eagle Rock

4/27/2016 (Permalink)

Eagle Rock residential water damage can be caused by everything from a plumbing issue to a major flooding event and severe weather.

Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock for Water Damage Repair

Eagle Rock residential water damage can be caused by everything from a plumbing issue to a major flooding event and severe weather. When you are dealing with excessive water in your home from a minor or major event, you may wonder what it will take to restore your home to its former condition. Due to the complications that may arise from water damage, it is best to act as soon as possible to get restoration underway.

The Water Remediation Process
In order to restore your home to normal after you have suffered from Eagle Rock residential water damage, first, stop the flow of water from entering the home. This means that you must turn off the main water supply valve if you are dealing with a plumbing issue, and you may call a plumber to repair the damage. While this is an important first step to take, the next move should be to contact a water remediation company for emergency water extraction services. Powerful extraction equipment can be used to remove the standing water from the home, and additional equipment can be used to dry out the home. After all water and moisture have been removed, you can then begin the repair process so that your home is restored to its former condition.

What Happens If You Delay the Remediation Process
The longer your home remains damp from Eagle Rock residential water damage, the more likely it is that mold growth will develop. Emergency water extraction services are available around the clock to prevent mold growth from developing. Keep in mind that extensive mold growth can cause the repair process to be more costly and time-consuming, and mold can pose a health issue for the home's occupants as well as for the home's overall condition. The last item you want to grapple with is mold growth in the home, so it's wise to begin the remediation process as soon as you have stopped the flow of water from entering the home.

Why Professional Services Are Needed
Some homeowners may believe that they can remove the water from their property on their own and dry out the home with their fans. Professionals have access to advanced equipment designed to extract water and dry out the home in the fastest amount of time possible. When there is a concern for mold growth to develop, timing is critical, and professional services will yield superior results.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is a locally owned and operated company that is strategically located to provide you with the fast response for each situation. We are ready to respond to your request for service at any time of day or night. If you are dealing with Eagle Rock residential water damage, call (323) 410-0041 for a fast response from our team.

Los Angeles Fire Damage--The Importance of Restoration

4/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tarps the Roof Damage then Starts Fire Damage Restoration and Repair

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock Handles Los Angeles Fire Damage Restoration Services

A fire can rage through your home without warning, and everything from a lightning strike to a grease fire in the kitchen can result in considerable damage from a Los Angeles residential fire. After the fire has been extinguished, your first thought may be related to how you will repair the fire damage and what steps need to be taken to restore your home to its pre-loss condition. Professional services can help you reclaim your home in the fastest time frame possible.

The Damage from a Fire
At first glance, you may consider repairing minor fire damage on your own, but you should be aware that the damage from a Los Angeles residential fire may be more widespread than you initially think. The section burned by the fire is only one of the areas that may need attention; there may be water damage from the firefighters who extinguished the flames. There may also be considerable smoke damage throughout the home because smoke circulates and is generally not localized to the area where the fire raged.

What Professional Services Can Do for You
Professional fire damage repair services may include water remediation services as well as smoke damage repair services. Professionals from SERVPRO will take a multi-pronged approach to restoring and repairing the damage throughout the home so that life can return to normal once again.

At SERVPRO of Eagle Rock, we understand how important it is for your home to be restored to its former condition after a fire, and we also understand the urgency of the repair project. You can count on our locally owned and operated company to respond quickly and work diligently until the job is done. Call us 24/7 at (323) 410-0041 for an initial consultation for your Los Angeles fire damage repair needs.

Mold Damage and Minimizing Costly Damages

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the expertise and training to remediate the mold in your Glendale home.

Minimizing Costly Damages From Mold Damage 

A homeowner is responsible for keeping up the maintenance in their homes and taking care of any Glendale mold damage removal problems that may occur. Dissimilar from apartment dwelling, small and big repairs are handled by the landlord and those that assist them with the upkeep. Therefore, it is essential for homeowners to learn as much as they can about mold and mold removal if they want to avoid costly damages that quickly add up. 

With that being said,  prevent expensive Glendale mold damage problems by contacting professional mold services to handle their problems immediately. On the other hand, if the homeowner delays addressing these issues, they may be required to pay from several hundred to tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. So, here’s three facts that the homeowner must remember about mold if they want to save money. 

 #1- Mold Problems do not remain dormant they spread. 

It is important for homeowners to know that mold problems do not remain dormant since they can spread over time. For example, if there is a leak in the roof that is not repaired properly, every time it rains the potential for more mold to grow and get much worse over time is very high. Therefore, the mold problems can spread from one area of the home to another. 

 #2 – Lead to Structural Problems 

When cleaning the Glendale mold up thoroughly early on, the family can avoid costly financial obstacles that stem from the mold compromising the structure of the home. Mold discovered in the home is recommended, to be removed by mold remediation professionals immediately. For instance, the mold can spread into the walls, the floors, and the roofing. 

 #3 - Hire a Professionals with the skills 

In addition to understanding the structural damage that can occur, it is also important for people to know that these jobs are meant for the professionals. When a professional agency comes in, the role that they play is critical to cleaning up the mold damage and addressing all of the essential repairs to the home. 

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Because mold can spread quickly and lead to unnecessary structural damage, homeowners should make sure that they contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock representatives at 323-410-0041. These professionals can assess the problems and then get started with the removal process. Call us today!

Los Angeles Flood Damage - Learn About Flood Damage In Los Angeles For Your Safety

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

Our team at SERVPRO can quickly respond to your flood damage in Los Angeles, day or night. We are faster to any disaster!

Learning About Your Residential Flood Damage In your Los Angeles Home

Flood waters can come from a number of sources. The cause of this dangerous condition can be by a local stream or river, a broken sewer connection or even a dishwasher or kitchen faucet that has come loose while you are away from home. No matter what caused your particular Los Angeles Home flood damage, you should be prepared for it ahead of time. 

The basics of flood damage preparation could be called the ABC’s of flood preparedness. It is summed up in the following way: 

A is for Always Stay Prepared: When flooding in Los Angeles occurs, it may impact more than just your home, and that can be dangerous for several reasons. You may not be able to get out of the house to get to the store. The electricity may be turned off because of the disaster or because the damage to your home is so severe it had to be shut off. The cause of the flooding could be from a weather system that can prevent you from even considering going outside. 

Being prepared means having emergency supplies including first aid gear and all of the phone numbers you need. This also includes food, plenty of water because all of the water around you could be contaminated. Store dry and canned food above the level that water can easily rise in a ground floor or upper level of the home. 

B is for Backups: Two of those phone numbers you should have stored away are the insurance company and one for a water/fire/disaster restoration company. Some of the things that can and often do happen, when there is a lot of water present, are molds and a lot of Los Angeles flood damage. It does not take long for the presence of molds to make themselves known. 

It is not at all uncommon for molds to begin their growth to begin within 24 to 48 hours and it can accelerate fairly quickly. If the water is coming into your home from a sewer or septic tank backup, the water you have is contaminated with more than just whatever dust and dirt it can pick up on the way inside. The backups that this letter represents means having a backup to all of the efforts you can supply to the task of reclaiming your home from the water and the damage it brings. 

C, of course, is for clean up: Know where the main water shut off is because if the water is coming from somewhere in the house, it may be up to you to get it shut off. C could also be for Calling a restoration company that can come in and do the important tasks involved in restoring your home back to a clean, safe and healthy condition. 

The appropriate cleanup entails a complete inspection of all damage, including looking for molds, mildews and failing building materials because of the absorption of water or the deterioration of them by that mold. 

Following the cleanup is the repair work that must occur due to the damage as well as the painting and replacing of anything that had to have been removed and disposed of. 

Flood damage is not an event to take lightly, nor is the work involved in making everything right again. 

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If you have experienced water, mold or other disasters in your Los Angeles home, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (323) 410-0041 for help with your ABC’s.

Water Damaged Los Angeles Homes- Get Rapid Help

3/23/2016 (Permalink)

Leaks That Cause This Much Water Damage Need Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Quickly Restore Your Water Damaged Home in Los Angeles

Do not treat water damage to your Los Angeles home as an afterthought. The Los Angeles area does not usually get much rain. That means the ground is dry and any flooding that does occur, from local streams or broken sewer connections, flow right into the closest home if it cannot find a culvert. Regardless of how often it does or does not occur, you need the professional services of a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO, which has a reputation for getting the job done.

The water damage that can beset Los Angeles homes can affect many things including the walls, carpets, furniture and if a burst pipe caused this damage on upper levels, ceilings, floors and inside of walls which make some of this damage invisible.

An inspection gives trained technicians the ability to find all of the water damaged areas, based on the skills and equipment maintained. While a water damage expert is inspecting the property, coordinating of the entire process is beginning.

The evaporation process, using air movers and dehumidifiers-possibly chemical and refrigerant, helps remove moisture while powerful pumps and wet vacuums are working. In the lower levels with standing water, submersible pumps (sump pumps) extract large volumes of water rapidly. The fast removal of standing water and moisture will mitigate the damages caused by secondary water damage.

After the removal of the water, SERVPRO technicians begin the cleaning and sanitizing of all affected areas of the Glendale home. Cleaning is critical as the water has left a layer of residue on it. This residue consists of dust and dirt as well as any debris it picked up on its travels. Hardwood furniture has a tendency to spot from water and needs fast attention. Our IICRC certified technicians are expert in minimizing damage by thorough cleaning using specially formulate agents developed for SERVPRO and other products.

It is recommended to dispose of anything that cannot be cleaned, completely. This consists of severely damaged throw rugs and carpets, although most of these can be saved through the use of carpet cleaner machines and skilled technicians. In the case of Black Water intrusion from groundwater or a sewage backup, these possessions must be safely wrapped and discarded to prevent cross contamination. Removal of parts of the deteriorating wallboard is essential since this porous material cannot be dried properly. SERVPRO, after the water extraction and cleaning, always attempts to restore water damaged materials rather than replacing them to expedite your return to normalcy and to lessen costs. We return your home to pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."

It is critical to call us as soon as you know that Los Angeles water damage is ruining your property. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is ready 24/7 and is awaiting your call at (323) 410-0041 for prompt service.

Commercial Fire Restoration in Los Angeles

2/17/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Restoration, Smoke Cleaning and Deodorization in a Los Angeles Hair Salon

Los Angeles Hair Salon Receives Fire Damage Restoration from SERVPRO

If Los Angeles fire and smoke damage have occurred in your home or place of business, your life as you know it will come to a grinding halt. Restoring your home or business and its contents after a fire damaging event can be a monumental undertaking, that can only be accomplished by well-equipped, trained professionals. Contact the experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock right away to have your home returned to its pre-fire condition.

As soon as your place of business or home is declared safe for re-entry, SERVPRO technicians will begin removing debris and non-restorable materials, then cleaning and deodorizing areas that can be restored. We will complete the restoration of your home or place of business and everything in it, including reconstruction.

Most of your personal items and equipment will need to be cataloged, packed, and taken off-site for cleaning. Cleaning smoke residue from delicate clothing, artwork, fine china or electronics requires properly formulated cleaning products, equipment, and processes. SERVPRO Professional Products are formulated by SERVPRO Industries for removing specific types of soils from specific materials and fabrics, such as fine leather, delicate oil paintings or computer equipment without damaging them. Once cleaned and deodorized, your items will be re-cataloged and re-packed in clean, new boxes and stored at SERVPRO’s secure storage facility until your home or business is ready for re-occupancy, or at any time you request them.

We are also the approved vendor for nearly every major insurance company, so the billing process will be smooth and seamless for you. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is uniquely qualified to handle any size of disaster from fire, water, mold, or trauma. If your Los Angeles business suffers from fire damage, we can make it "Like it never even happened."  Call us 24/7 for immediate service at (323) 410-0041

The Importance of Cleaning Up Water Damage in Atwater Village

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

Don't Allow a Leak to Become a Major Water Damaging Event

Call SERVPRO for Atwater Village Water Damage Repair

Getting the help of Atwater Village water damage cleanup services is crucial right after an emergency occurs so that everything can be cleaned up quickly and efficiently. If you have experienced flooding, a speedy cleanup is imperative to prevent further damage to the structure of your building as well as the furnishings and other contents inside. Whether your flooding occurred because of a storm, a toilet overflow, a leak in your water heater or from another grave problems, getting it fixed quickly can help you salvage as much as possible from the situation. It is important to watch out for safety concerns after any flood, and it takes special tools and skills to get rid of contaminated water.

Get Help for Atwater Village Water Damage Cleanup

The first step in removing your water is finding the source of it. Specialized test equipment can find hidden water sources so that no standing water is left behind to cause future damage. Extractors can also be used. This type of machinery is designed to remove water from your flooring and upholstery promptly. Dehumidifiers can also get rid of excess moisture, and there is professional-strength drying equipment available to help make sure that your property is dried as quickly as possible.

It can also be a good idea to have your home neutralized of any odors in your carpets or furnishings. If gray or black water was involved in the water emergency, it is essential to have your property disinfected to be certain that there are no germs or bacteria left behind. It can be helpful to move furniture to prevent rusting from occurring, and it will be necessary to check your carpet padding to see if it needs to be removed to save your subfloor from further damage. You should keep checking on parts of your home that may be susceptible to water damage. Try to notice any water leaks or problems coming from your roof, bathroom, kitchen, basement or any other place in your home. The quicker you find the problem, the sooner it can get resolved. Once your home is cleaned and sanitized, you will be able to return to your normal life. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock can handle your water damage cleanup needs as quickly as possible. As a locally owned and operated company, we understand the importance of a fast cleanup schedule. If a flooding emergency happens to you in Atwater Village or the surrounding areas, we are ready to remove water and clean up your property and get you back to your routine. Call us at (323) 410-0041 for reliable water damage cleanup services.

Recovering from Home Fire Damage in Los Angeles

12/10/2015 (Permalink)

According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

What To Do After A Los Angeles Residential Fire

What Can A Fire Damage Restoration Company Do For You?

One of the most difficult enterprises for a homeowner is recovering from a Los Angeles fire damage. Typically, these damages entail thousands of dollars in recovery services. Additionally, fire damage can result in the loss of personal possessions, thereby causing emotional scars and compromising the residential property owner's well-being. Despite the challenges that result from fire damage in Los Angeles, attaining professional restoration services can shorten and simplify the recovery process. Learn more about how fire damage restoration contractors make it happen by reviewing this short outline:


 One of the most important services that a restoration professional will provide is cleaning your home. This is a multi-faceted process that involves the use of specialized equipment to ensure that your home is restored to its original safe, sanitary condition. Before starting the cleanup process, contractors will complete a thorough assessment of your property to determine the extent of your damages. Once the assessment is complete, the contractors will know exactly which methodologies to implement throughout the restoration process.


 Once contractors have cleaned your property, they will address any damages that require repair. This can include plumbing damage, carpet and drywall damage, and structural damage. To ensure that the repair process can be completed quickly, most firms will send multiple contractors to your property. The length of time it will take for them to complete the repair process is contingent upon the extent of the fire damage in your Los Angeles home. This means that the project could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

 Mold Prevention And Elimination

 The excess water that is oftentimes left on the property following fire extinguishing efforts creates the ideal breeding ground for mold. However, contractors will use several methodologies to prevent the mold from surfacing on your property. In the event that you already have a mold issue, they will eradicate the fungus with skill and speed. 

When you find that your residential property is impacted by fire damage, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians work with diligence and orientation to detail to ensure that the restoration process is completed thoroughly and correctly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

 As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency event. When fire damage occurs in Los Angeles, Glendale, or Washington Heights, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (323) 410-0041

How Glendale Mold Affects Homeowners

11/17/2015 (Permalink)

Residential property owners in Los Angeles can call SERVPRO when they first spot mold damage.

How Mold Affects Homeowners in Glendale

One of the most serious household occurrences that residential property owners can encounter is Glendale mold damage. Learning how to attain high-quality remediation services can help you prevent headaches, expedite the restoration process, and save money. With that idea in mind, be sure to review the quick reference guide provided for you below:

Mold Basics
Glendale mold is a fungus that flourishes in natural settings. However, mold can also start to live and grow in residential properties if the conditions are right. The ideal setting for mold is one that is moist and wet. For this reason, mold growth and water damage go hand in hand. In order to grow and spread, mold releases spores that circulate in the air and then settle on cracks and surfaces while they are dry. Once enough moisture is present, the mold can reproduce and proliferate throughout your property.

Here is how the mold growth process typically unfolds:
Mold starts to grow within 24 hours of exposure to sufficient moisture.
• Once mold grows, its reproductive spores are released into the air, thereby spreading the infection. 
• The mold releases an organic compound that creates a musty smell. This smell penetrates the property and remains present as long as the mold continues to grow and thrive.
• Initially, mold is a surface phenomenon. With time, however, the fungus starts to penetrate building materials like drywall and wood.

Finding The Right Mold Remediation Company
In recognizing all of the adverse effects that Glendale mold damage can have on your property, you may be wondering what the solution for such invasions is. The answer is simple: find the right mold remediation company to eradicate quickly and correctly the unwanted fungus. The ideal company will employ IICRC-certified technicians, have extensive industry experience, and offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure that your mold issue can be addressed and resolved immediately.

Call SERVPRO For Effective Mold Remediation Services
If you find yourself suffering from a mold invasion, there's no need to suffer any longer. The professionals of SERVPRO of Eagle Rock can eradicate all unwanted mold with expedience and excellence.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is strategically located to respond quickly to your mold emergency event. When mold damage occurs in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock or Highland Park we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (323) 410-0041.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for a Los Angeles Business

10/16/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Remove the Water from your Office

The SERVPRO Commercial Water Damage Restoration for your LA Business

Water damage is a serious issue that some commercial property owners in Los Angeles will have to deal with at some point. Many business owners lack basic knowledge regarding commercial water damage and its consequences. The importance of securing professional water damage restoration services from a team of trained specialists like SERVPRO is essential. To get the advice and information you may need to overcome water damage and restore your commercial property, review this short informational outline.

Water Damage Restoration Steps

The source of the water intrusion--leaky plumbing or appliance, structural failure, or large volumes of pooling water from flooding or fire extinguishing efforts--will dictate immediate first steps even though the general process is standard operating procedures.

*Inspect and assess the property to ascertain the scope of the water damage and moisture migration.
*Water Extraction utilizing powerful pumps, some truck-mounted, and portable wet-vacs to remove rapidly as much standing water as possible to aid in preventing secondary water damage and mold growth.
*Install air movers and dehumidifiers-- chemical, mechanical, or refrigerant--according to our protocol, after measuring for humidity, temperature, and surface area.
*Clean furniture, office equipment, building materials like drywall or ceiling tiles, document drying and remove unsalvageable items. This process, along with sanitizing, and deodorizing the water damaged areas, is executed utilizing our IICRC training.
*Restoration may include major reconstruction to the structure or suite, or simply replacing drywall and carpeting.

SERVPRO adheres to the philosophy of restoring damaged goods and furnishing, whenever possible, in a water damaged commercial structure. This restoration process, as opposed to replacement, will lighten the financial burden to the owner and more quickly reopen the doors for business. SERVPRO also has a working relationship with over 300 insurance companies, adjusters, government agencies, and property management companies. This cooperation lessens paperwork, time with no revenue flow, and out-of-pocket-expenses for the water damage restoration.

Mold Growth

Mold growth in your commercial property can become problematic. This mold growth may be a by-product of secondary water damage. It illustrates the urgency needed for water extraction. Many commercial infrastructures contain large HVAC systems. We have the measuring devices to discover any potential mold colonization within the ductwork.

Call SERVPRO Today

Water damage, on most levels, is a serious matter that requires prompt removal. Time is of the essence for effective commercial water damage restoration for your Los Angeles business. Time is money, and SERVPRO can save you both by utilizing our highly trained IICRC-certified professionals. We are faster to any size disaster.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams. We are faster to any size disaster. Call us for help. (323) 410-0041

Water Damage Emergency Services In Los Angeles

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

Yes, It Will Rain Hard Again

SERVPRO is the Next Step for Water Damage Restoration to Your Los Angeles Home

When your home in Los Angeles is affected by a natural disaster, such as a flood, water damage is almost always the outcome. To ensure that you remain calm and safe in the face of water damage, it is appropriate and advantageous to obtain water damage emergency services. These services can provide you with the support and material goods necessary to ensure that you maintain your composure until your property is restored. The Red Cross is always a source to inquire about in severe water damage situation. Learn more about how securing water emergency services can assist you.

How Water Damage Emergency Services Help

Water damage emergency services can provide you with shelter, clothing and food. During this time, you will likely be hiring a team of professional contractors who will restore your property to its original state. Check with your insurance agent to see if your property is covered by the water damaging event. If it is a natural disaster such as a flood, you may not have the required coverage for reparations. Normally, water damage incurred from within the structure such as a burst pipe or sewage backup is part of your standard homeowners policy.

Restoring Your Home

Once a professional and thorough assessment and inspection have been done to evaluate the water damage, the work can begin. Professional technicians from SERVPRO will be hard at work restoring the property to its original condition.  Step one is to extract standing water from the house and eliminate residual water and moisture from the furnishing and building materials. Cleanup will remove salvageable items and trashed possessions. You will be given an inventory Utilizing Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) for documentation of your possessions. The process continues along with a complete drying and aeration of your Los Angelos home to eradicate mold and mildew. Repair of walls, ceilings, and such will be done as the salvageable personal items are cleaned according to the guidelines of the IICRC.

Getting a Referral for SERVPRO

In many cases, insurance providers can refer their clients to water damage restoration services located in their area.  SERVPRO, a nationally franchised company, has a working relationship with over 300 insurance carriers and adjusters. We will respond to your initial phone call immediately or within 5 minutes and be on the scene in Los Angeles within one hour.  We will try to make you feel "like it never even happened.

Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated so we are part of this community Los Angelos too. When you have a water or flooding emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help, whether in Eagle Rock, Cypress Park or Silver Lake. We take pride in being a part of the Los Angeles community and want to do our part in making our community the best it can be.

Call for immediate assistance. (323) 410-0041

How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Washington Heights Home

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

House fires can cause a plethora of problems, some of which include financial loss, frustration, and stress.

How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Home

House Washington Heights fires can cause a plethora of problems, some of which include financial loss, frustration, and stress. As a result of all these anxiety-inducing realities, many homeowners are tempted to run back to their homes right after a fire in an attempt to retrieve any valuable items that they can. This is not a reasonable course of action to take. In addition to putting your life in danger, this activity can cause further damage to your home. Rather than running back into your home, you should call SERVPRO. These professionals possess the tools and techniques necessary to return your residential property to its original condition. Learn more about how attaining professional fire damage restoration services can optimize the appearance and integrity of your home by reviewing the following information:

Assessing Your Home’s Damage
When you call SERVPRO for assistance, their first course of action will be to come to your home and perform an assessment. This assessment will help them determine the extent of the Washington Heights fire damage in your home. The assessment will involve an inspection of your entire home. The professionals will also decide which tools are necessary to restore and clean your property, how long the restoration process will take, and how much the repair process will cost. Part of the assessment will include the restoration professionals ensuring that your property is safe to enter. This portion of the assessment must be completed prior to the repair and cleanup process. In some cases, the homeowners' insurance will cover these costs.

Cleaning, Repairing, and Restoring Your Home
Once they have ensured that your residential property can be entered safely, restorative companies will go in and start the cleanup procedure. This procedure will include the elimination of any moisture that remains in your home. This part of the cleanup process is important because it helps preclude mildew and mold growth. SERVPRO professionals will also appropriate special tools to get rid of the ash, soot, and water from your house. They will also remove any flooring that has endured damages from water or fire. The length of time it takes to complete the restoration process is contingent upon the depth and scope of damage done to your property.

Although enduring Washington Heights fire damage in your home can be a challenging situation to grapple with, attaining professional restoration services can ease the burden. When you start searching for the ideal fire damage restoration company, the search stops with SERVPRO. Our company has extensive experience and education in the restoration field, and our deepest passion is providing swift services to ensure that your home is fully restored as fast as possible. Contact us immediately, so we can get your home back in its original condition.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Los Angeles community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our expertise in fire damage is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (323) 410-0041

Eagle Rock Water Damage And Mold: Making The Connection

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

Mold and mildew can also destroy your home.

Water Damage And Mold: Making The Connection

While water damage in your home can cause a plethora of problems, one of the worst outcomes is the accumulation of Eagle Rock mold damage. Both mildew and mold can start growing just one day after a flood or fire takes place in your house. If left unattended, the growth can cause a broad range of health issues. Mold and mildew can also destroy your home. For these reasons, preventing the spread of mildew and mold is important. Luckily, you can hire a professional restoration contractor to do this work for you. Learn more about Eagle Rock mold damage as well as the restorative services available to you by SERVPRO:

House Water Damage And Mold: Making The Connection
Molds are known for thriving on organic material, including wool and cotton. They also thrive on surfaces coated by soil, grease, and food. If mold grows continually, they can start eating away at the organic material that is their food source. Additionally, textiles and wooden structural materials in your home can suffer deterioration when mold begins to grow on them. For mold to grow, it must have a moist environment. This is why individuals who suffer from house water damage find that their property becomes the ideal breeding ground for the mold to live and thrive.

Mold and Mildew: The Negative Health Impact
When your house is subjected to water damage and then becomes a breeding ground for mold, numerous adverse health effects can result. 

When your home suffers water damage, it becomes susceptible to Eagle Rock mold damage. To prevent these infestations from occurring, it's important to attain professional water damage services from a team of trained experts you can trust. That team is SERVPRO. Our restorative specialists are ready to get your home in excellent condition immediately, so contact us today and let's start the recovery process immediately.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold remediation services in our local communities:

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our expertise in mold damage and water restoration is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (323) 410-0041

What Can Highland Park Water Damage Services Do For You?

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

As many industry experts know, secondary water damage is often more harmful to the property than the damage done by the initial flood or fire.

What Can Water Damage Services Do For You?

Following a flood or fire in your residential property, there will almost always be Highland Park water damage. When the water damage is not addressed, your home can be transformed into a site where mildew, mold, and other forms of fungi begin to live and thrive. Additionally, the water can damage the structure of your home by causing it to warp and swell. If this happens, the repair process can become more extensive and dangerous. For these reasons, it's a good idea to attain SERVPRO services after your home has been exposed to water. Highland Park water damage specialists can start the restoration processes immediately. Learn more about the benefits of attaining professional services from SERVPRO specialists by reviewing the following information:

Cleaning Services
One of the reasons that Highland Park water damage services are so efficient is that they thoroughly dry and clean your home following the flood or fire. To restore your home to its original condition, it is important for you to attain cleaning services no more than 24 hours following the onset of water damage. As many industry experts know, secondary water damage is often more harmful to the property than the damage done by the initial flood or fire. This is why hiring SERVPRO immediately is so important.

Repair Services
Following a flood or fire, your home will likely endure structural and electrical damage. Remember that your private property is probably dangerous to enter after the flood or fire. For this reason, you should not try to enter the home without the consent of an authority. When you hire a water damage specialist, you can be confident that they'll do the restorative work necessary to make your home safe to live in. Because water damage companies employ several contractors simultaneously, the organization's experts will be able to address and resolve several of the water damage issues in tandem. This will help minimize costs for you because it eliminates the need for extensive repairs.

If your house has recently suffered water damage, it is important for you to attain professional water damage services. These services can help restore order and sanitation to your private living space. When you start looking for the ideal company, consider SERVPRO. Our professionals have been offering results-driven, customized water damage services for years, and we're passionate about optimizing and expediting the restoration process. Contact us immediately to schedule a consultation and put the restoration process in motion.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

We are here in Highland Park and are ready to help you. Just call us. (323) 410-0041

SERVPRO's Advice for Returning to a Storm-Damaged Eagle Rock Residence

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

Do not enter your home if you notice odd smells, questionable structural integrity, or external flooding.

SERVPRO's Advice for Returning to a Storm-Damaged Residence

While returning home to Eagle Rock storm damage can be stressful, it's important to show caution. Furthermore, make sure that local authorities have given the all-clear before returning home.

Coming Home
Hold off on tending to wounded parties unless they're in dire straits or at immediate risk of worsening injuries. If you encounter anyone rendered unconscious, stabilize their neck and back if the body must be moved. Call for assistance once injured parties are safe. Beyond handling the wounded, SERVPRO advises the following:
    •    Watch for animals and insects; especially poisonous varieties. Mind your footing. Use a long prod to sort through debris.
    •    Only use phones for emergencies.
    •    Always carry a battery-operated radio with new batteries.
    •    Use a flashlight when inspecting Eagle Rock storm damage. Turn it on before entering to avoid igniting the gas.
    •    Avoid streets if you can; if you can't, watch for fallen power lines, debris, and unstable infrastructure.

Precautions for Reentry
Closely assess the exterior and look for structural damage, gas leaks, and fallen power lines. Do not enter your home if you notice odd smells, questionable structural integrity, or external flooding.

Safe Entrance Procedures
Follow this checklist after you can enter:
    •    Gas Leak: Avoid fire-related activities or objects until you can confirm gas is contained. Any blowing or hissing sounds or strange smells may indicate leaking gas. Vacate gas leaks immediately, and then shut off the main line or contact your gas provider.
    •    Electricity: Watch for unsafe wiring. Avoid electrical systems when either you or your interior are wet, like from flooding or Eagle Rock storm damage. Shut off power from the main breaker, fuse box, or by contacting a professional electrician.
    •    Interior Foundation: Evacuate upon finding cracks.
    •    Food Storage: Ignore supplies that have been improperly sealed, directly exposed to flooding, or otherwise contaminated.

    •     Sewage/Water Systems: Shut off your main valve if you see damaged pipes. Avoid drinking potentially contaminated water. Wells should be pumped and tested. Don't flush toilets until you know sewage lines function.
    •    Chemical Spills: Decontaminate salvageable things with soap, water, and/or bleach. Items that cannot be disinfected, such as furniture, fabrics, and drywall; should be thrown out.
    •    Basement Flooding: Gradually drain your basement no more than a quarter of the level a day to minimize accidental collapsing.

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Los Angeles community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Flood and storm damage require specialized equipment and restoration techniques. We can respond immediately to storm and flood conditions. (323) 410-0041

Important Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires in Los Angeles Commercial Structures

8/11/2015 (Permalink)

In many cases, businesses overload old wiring, causing overheated systems that begin to smoke and burn.

Important Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires in Commercial Structures

Commercial Fire Damage Occurs in Factories and Stores
There are necessary steps for business owners to take to avoid the risk of a devastating Los Angeles commercial fire in their building. Factories, retail establishments and restaurants have a higher incidence of dangerous fires due to the extensive amount of electrical cables and hot machinery that are used by employees. Because of the complex nature of power distribution systems in a commercial building, a business owner must maintain certain safety protocols. SERVPRO has a few steps for owner's to protect their commercial property.

Repair Electrical Systems on a Regular Basis
Many commercial buildings have ancient electrical wiring, circuit breakers and switches that lead to hot sparks that cause fires. Electric systems are typically located inside walls and ceilings where it 's hard to inspect before adding new machinery and appliances that require more power. In many cases, businesses overload old wiring, causing overheated systems that begin to smoke and burn. However, there are things that a business manager can do to avoid Los Angeles commercial fire damage.

Hire Professionals to Inspect a Business’s Electrical System
While business managers can inspect switches and wires visually on the outside of walls and ceilings, a professional electrician is required to test many electrical components such as industrial lighting or air conditioner wiring. During the inspection, the electrician will use a building’s blueprint to find any dangerous hot spots. After an inspection, a business owner should have a list of necessary repairs to avoid Los Angeles commercial fire damage in the future.

Prevent Commercial Damage with Quality Safety Equipment
Safety laws require commercial establishments to have safety equipment located in easily accessible locations to extinguish a small fire quickly before it spreads. The safety equipment needed includes fire sprinklers on the ceilings and fire extinguishers on walls. Fire safety equipment requires routine maintenance and occasional replacement. Government inspectors maintain a regular inspection schedule to ensure safety equipment is up-to-date.

Train Employees to Prevent Commercial Fire Damage
Employees should have adequate safety training to use the equipment and also know how to use machines correctly to avoid starting a dangerous fire. Management should have a written plan in place for employees to report malfunctioning machines, frayed wires or hot components as soon as possible. If a fire does occur, then employees should understand how to leave the building immediately and contact firefighters. After a fire is extinguished, never try to make repairs but contact the professionals at SERVPRO instead. SERVPRO professionals are trained and have the expertise to repair any commercial property.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Los Angeles community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

When your commercial property has fire damage, we have the experience and expertise to help.  Give us a call.  (323) 410-0041

Hello Eagle Rock

6/30/2015 (Permalink)

Nothing is more personal than being out in the community meeting the people who actually live there. This was our first community event to really interact with Eagle Rock. We used it as an opportunity to introduce ourselves and share our knowledge about our industry. The entire event was awesome, and the staff had a great time.

While we were there, Justin, one of our lead technicians, explained how our dehumidifier, air scrubber and air mover works when placed in your home or office. It was a great opportunity to see what the equipment looks like and how much space it will actually take up! 

Letting the residents of Eagle Rock know how local we really are was great. We are available 24/7 to clean up any water flooding and fire damage, and in a timely manner. Our direct phone line ensures that you'll speak with a real person, guarenteeing your call will get answered and your emergency situation will be handled. 

We look forward to many more community events!

Setting Up Tent

5/22/2015 (Permalink)

Two of our awesome crewmembers just set up our brand new tent. It looks awesome. It’s going to display our water removal and fire restoration brochures perfectly. We’re even going to display some of our equipment so you can see how everything works, like the dehumidifier and air movers. Plus we’ll be there to answer any of your questions you may have. We can’t wait to be a part of the Eagle Rock community events; we’re getting ready for the summer concerts in the park, and so much more. Look out for our tent, it’ll be that black one with the orange house on it and plenty of goodies! 

SERVPRO’s quick service means love and attention

4/29/2015 (Permalink)

143 = I love you

Sometimes well get that in a text

Sometimes someone will say it in passing

But it really doesn’t matter how we receive 143, we all know it means I love you

And for that moment it makes us feel special and cared for

That we are important

And thats what matters, the feelings invoked by those simple numbers or words.

Who doesn’t love being loved?


Well, at SERVPRO, we have our own 143. It’s our 148 Service Response Guidelines

1 - Within one hour from the notice of your loss, we will contact you to arrange for service.

4 - Within four hours of the loss notification, we will be on site

8 - Within eight business hours you will know what’s going on and what we are going to do for you.

We will not leave you waiting around after you’ve contacted us for help. We will be there as soon as we can, traffic willing, since we are in Los Angeles, but nothing will stop us from getting to you as soon as possible to help with your water damage or fire emergency. We communicate with you, so you know what is going on during the restoration process. Basically, our 148 is 143. We love our customers, and we understand that this situation is serious to you. We will give you all of our attention and care.

So when an emergency hits, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock. We are here to help. We’ve got all the love and attention you need to feel assured that we are taking care of you and your property in a timely matter.


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