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

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in the hall of a commercial building When your commercial space is riddled with water damage, team SERVPRO is the company you need. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

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 our IICRC-certified technicians 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.

Hire SERVPRO to Handle Commercial Flood Damage in Eagle Rock

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks At Work “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

Commercial Flood Damage Repair in Eagle Rock Demands Expert Help

Floods are a common occurrence, but their appearance is almost always unexpected. With it comes massive destruction of property and, in extreme conditions, lives. They can leave your business premises in a mess, which might take you a lot of time and resources to counter.

In the case of a warehouse, floodwater can ruin the structure itself, and heavy rainfall can compromise its roofing system. Thankfully, SERVPRO has the workforce and equipment to deal with commercial flood damage in your Eagle Rock warehouse. We can help you restore the structure within the shortest time possible. Our process is:

  • Water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Recovery of documents and contents

Water Extraction

After proper inspection of your warehouse and assessing the damage, SERVPRO can use powerful truck-mounted pumps to get the stagnant water out of your business premises to prevent secondary damage like mold growth. We extract enough water to reduce drying time considerably.

Drying and Dehumidification

Moving air is essential for drying to occur. The ai in water-damaged properties is usually humid and damp, and this slows evaporation. Our team can position air movers strategically to blow damp air out and bring in dry, warm air in the building to expedite drying. We then use dehumidifiers to extract water vapor from the air for a more conducive internal environment.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Our SERVPRO crew can clean off the debris and contaminants that the floodwaters brought into your property. We can then apply antimicrobials to kill any microorganisms present.

Recovery of Documents and Contents

Flooding can also ruin the administrative wing of your warehouse, leading to the loss of vital files like truck schedules, inventory records, customer databases, processed orders, and employee records. To avoid losing such files, our SERVPRO team can use its highly effective and secure vacuum-freeze dryers to recover all the documents not fully damaged by the floodwater.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has expertise in flood damage restoration for commercial properties. Contact us at (323) 255-1000. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The SERVPRO Way for Commercial Water Damage Restoration in your Los Angeles Business

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

Standing water in commercial building SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale Can Remove the Water from your Office.

Let SERVPRO Assist your Los Angeles 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. Review this short informational outline to get the advice and information you may need to overcome water damage and restore your commercial property.

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 water damage and moisture migration scope.

*Water Extraction utilizes 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 Los Angeles water damaged commercial structure. As opposed to replacement, this restoration process 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.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale will respond immediately to your water-damaged business. Our team is ready to take on your water damage emergency, regardless of the scope of the damage. We are faster to any size disaster. Call us for help. (323) 255-1000.

How to Perform Commercial Water Damage Mitigation in Eagle Rock

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

People cleaning up water in a warehouse. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is here undoubtedly to assist your business water damage.

Hiring SERVPRO to Perform Commercial Water Damage Mitigation in Eagle Rock is Vital

Commercial buildings like warehouses are at risk of experiencing water damage. Water damage can wreak havoc in such premises and may lead to loss of revenue. SERVPRO is a specialist in water damage restoration and can assist you in bringing things back to normal to minimize disruption.

Commercial water damage mitigation in your Eagle Rock warehouse can help prevent destruction to structures and stored materials. The materials stored in warehouses are valuable for the parent company that owns the facility. Destruction of such materials can have a large economic impact. SERVPRO has the expertise and equipment to handle water damage of any magnitude. Our commercial water repair process can involve the following steps:

  • Thorough inspection
  • Cleaning out the damaged area
  • Removing standing water
  • Drying and dehumidification

Assessment

Our SERVPRO team can assess the scope of the issue and take photos to document the loss. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) can use non-penetrating moisture meters to measure the actual moisture level or content of affected materials. Non-penetrating moisture meters detect moisture using capacitance, conductivity, or radio-frequency emissions. They do not ruin the materials that restorers are testing.

Cleaning out affected areas

We can remove stored products or inventory from the affected areas. To prevent the chances of inventory sustaining damage, we can use pallets to raise the items above the water line off the flooring.

Water removal

Our team can use electric submersible pumps to remove water from the floors. These pumps eradicate suction lift limitations and provide quiet, continuous operation. They have different capacities. Small portable units can move about 100 to 18,000 gallons of water per hour through a ¾″ to 4″ hose.

Drying and dehumidification

Our SERVPRO team can use air movers and Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to dry your warehouse. LGR dehumidifiers are specifically designed to reduce the relative humidity beneath the levels of conventional dehumidifiers. They can pull up to 170 pints daily out of a water-damaged structure.

When you need commercial water mitigation services, you can trust SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale to restore your property. Call us at (323) 255-1000.

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

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Dance studio When your business suffers water damage, you want experts on the job! Call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

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. 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 SERVPRO Team is Trained and Well Equipped for Your Glendale Water Damage

Our crews are skilled in drying out hardwood floors, so they 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 the 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.