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Keeping College and Business Offices in Eagle Rock Operational Through Water Damage Restorations

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Bumps in the Road that Shaped Eagle Rock’s Occidental College

One of the most important institutions in Eagle Rock is the internationally recognized Occidental College. Founded in the late 19th Century, the College soon shed its religious affiliation and dedicated itself to becoming a stronghold for academic minds. Over the next century, Occidental would develop a reputation for excellence, but not before hitting a few speed bumps along the way.

The first significant obstacle in the institution’s journey came in 1896, less than a decade after its founding when the original college building burned to the ground. For a nascent university without a large dowry, this could be a story-ending situation. Fortunately, the local St. Vincent’s College (now Loyola Marymount University) had recently relocated and left behind an aging but capable building. This building served Occidental for the two years it took to fund and construct a new campus in Highland Park.

In 1912, as the college staff and students prepared to change campuses to the Eagle Rock location we know today, the board of trustees attempted to make a controversial decision: they wanted to convert the College into an all-male institution. This effort provoked widespread outrage among the students and faculty and was abandoned. However, the board tried again in the following year, garnering negative attention from newspapers nationwide. Once more, the effort was nixed, and Occidental continued its longstanding efforts to produce strong female graduates.

These events would be the last major challenges to Occidental College's rise, but a few more eras proved to be defining in its history. During the Vietnam War, Occidental was the site of one of the most notable divides between political groups, with peace advocates and ardent military supporters often butting heads among both students and faculty members. Around the same time, the College undertook efforts to improve its ethnic diversity, garnering the ire of anti-integration activists of the time.

Today, Occidental College remains one of the top private universities in the country, with notable alumni that include former President Barack Obama. Its presence brings culture and business to our community that elevates it as one of the most shining examples of Los Angeles living.

How Eagle Rock Students Fit into the Film Industry

Throughout much of Eagle Rock’s history, students and entrepreneurs have traveled here to get started in the film industry. With such proximity to Hollywood's ancient studios, we have always had close ties with that particularly well-known part of Los Angeles.

Even the earliest Hollywood films pulled talent and scenery from our community. One of the primary resources used by the studios was Occidental College. Already well-established by the time the motion picture industry began taking shape, studios employed many student actors and writers from Occidental in the early days of film. Parts of the College feature in some silent films and have continued to show up throughout the years.

More recently, Eagle Rock's streets have become a staple in films and television shows set in urban environments. From the local high school to small corner stores, many places have been featured as one-off and recurring locations in major films like Top Gun and popular television shows like Glee. As always, the student actors of Occidental College continue to feature in small roles throughout these productions. Now, on top of its impressive academics, the College holds a well-deserved reputation for helping young talent get started in the industry.

Early Architecture in Eagle Rock can Still be Seen Today

Have you ever wondered what Eagle Rock looked like a century ago? Nationwide, very few buildings remain from early 20th Century cities since the properties experience such high demand that they are repeatedly rebuilt. However, in Eagle Rock and especially Occidental College, people can still experience rare early architecture in 2021.

Most of the buildings used on the modern Occidental College campus were designed and built early in the 20th Century. The initial plans were laid in 1911 by famed architect Myron Hunt, who sought to recreate a classical Mediterranean plaza. The stylistic choices used here include:

  • Light stone walls and columns
  • Colorful tiled roofs
  • Stone walkways
  • Ample landscaping and gardens

Another peek into the city’s past can be found at the nearby Los Angeles Police Museum. This building, built in 1925 as a local police station, houses many exhibits of LAPD through the years. It is currently closed, but the building itself stands out on its street.

How SERVPRO Helps Prevent Water Restoration from Interrupting Eagle Rock Offices

For many businesses in Eagle Rock, one of the main reasons not to call in professionals for water damage mitigation is to avoid a temporary closure. Closing up most or all of the building can mean a loss of profit severe enough to prevent re-opening. We understand this dilemma and can usually accommodate your workforce throughout the restoration process.

Most water damages are localized to a specific area. In these situations, we may temporarily close off the affected rooms, but most of the building should remain unaffected. In cases where a large office floor has been affected, such as from an overhead sprinkler, we can cordon off the damaged area and keep most of the office space intact. Small water damages that would not disrupt your normal operations include:

  • Bathroom flooding
  • Water line leaks
  • Windows left open during a storm
  • Oxidized metals and other effects of humidity

Some difficult situations, such as flooding or a blaze extinguished with fire hoses, may damage the entire office space. In these cases, a full closure of the premises for a few days is often unavoidable. After the initial damage mitigation has finished, we can complete the restoration work one room at a time. Thus, with only a few temporary changes, your office space can be back in business within days of a disaster.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is a licensed and certified provider of water damage restoration services for offices in Eagle Rock. Contact us at (323) 255-1000 for quotes and emergency services.

Eagle Rock Homeowners with Crawlspace Moisture Call on SERVPRO

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Our Technicians Provide Water Damage Repair to Prevent Further Damage 

Eagle Rock gets its name from a large rock in the area whose shadow looks like an eagle with outstretched wings. It is a neighborhood that is part of Northeast Los Angeles. Originally it was its own city, incorporated in 1911, but merged with Los Angeles in 1923. 

Native Americans and Spanish Settlers 

San Rafael Hills was once a secluded valley that was inhabited by the Tongva people. They had an attractive food source. The valley is full of oak trees, and the Tongva used the acorns from the trees as a staple food. In the late 18th century, Spanish settlers would displace the Tongva. When this happened, the San Rafael Hills area became incorporated in Rancho San Rafael. In 1870, this would be divided into 31 parcels of land. What is known as Eagle Rock was awarded to Benjamin Dreyfuss and was a farming community in the 1880s. 

American Settlers & The Growth of a Town 

Los Angeles began to grow steadily as more American settlers came to the area, which would continue well into the late 19th century. Once semi-rural developments would rapidly change into suburban areas, Henry Huntington's Los Angeles Railway trolley line was built. It allowed for the expansion of Eagle Rock valley and made traveling much more manageable.  

Into the Future 

Eagle Rock is situated between Pasadena and Glendale and was annexed to Los Angeles in 1923 because of the need for a high school and an adequate water supply. The city of Eagle Rock itself did not have the resources to meet either of those needs.  

Increasing the Value of Eagle Rock 

From the 2000s and onwards, Eagle Rock has undergone gentrification, which has increased property value. Housing prices have increased dramatically, along with new business growth. Just in the last decade, the neighborhood has seen further development of: 

  • Art galleries
  • Bars
  • Coffee shops  

Young Urban Professionals & Counter-Culture 

Diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups live in Eagle Rock and the surrounding communities. There has been an influx of young urban professionals from nearby neighborhoods such as Silver Lake and Los Felix. At the core of those who reside in Eagle Rock are counter-culture artists, writers, and filmmakers. The 2000 census laid out the ethnic breakdown as follows: 

  • Latinos - 40.3%
  • White – 29.8 %
  • Asian – 23.9%
  • African-American – 1.8%
  • Others – 4.1% 

For the foreign-born residents, over 35% were from the Philippines and over 25% from Mexico. 

Sightseeing in Eagle Rock 

For those who enjoy a pleasant venture Hill Drive, once Hill Avenue, is a beautiful street. Other streets worth visiting include Mt. Royal Drive, Laverna Avenue, Hermosa Avenue, and Highland Avenue. Roads were added or extended in the 1950s to build large residential buildings with a city view. For those who enjoy architecture, you can see homes built in the style of: 

  • Craftsman
  • Georgian
  • Streamline Modern
  • Deco
  • Mission Revival 

Eagle Rock Historic Buildings 

Eagle Rock has its original City Hall from the days when it was its municipality. The library was built in 1914 with the help of a Carnegie grant. In 1927 that structure was replaced using the basement and one wall of the original building. Both are historically preserved buildings, and the library is now the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. 

A Favorite Choice for Filmmakers 

You cannot be part of Los Angeles and not be impacted by the motion picture industry. Home to Occidental College, it has been included as a filming location and in cameos in several productions, including: 

  • Top Gun
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • The O.C.
  • Star Trek III
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Incredible Shrinking Women
  • City
  • The Unwed Father 

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were roommates living on Hill Drive when they wrote the Good Will Hunting Script. Affleck was once a student of Occidental College. The movie would be nominated for and win a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. Other notable residents include Zasu Pitts, John Steinbeck, Lindsay Wagner, and Robert Shaw. The arts and filmmaking have had an impact on those living in and around Eagle Rock. 

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repair in Eagle Rock 

If you have water in the crawlspace under your home, it can lead to severe problems. Anytime moisture is allowed to sit, it causes damage. There are various reasons you may need water damage repair in the crawlspace, including: 

  • Leaking pipes
  • Poor drainage
  • Cracked walls
  • High water table
  • Heavy rainfall 

If these issues are not fixed, it could lead to problems with your home's foundation. Over time crawlspace moisture can damage supporting beams. Insect infestation can become a concern, and mold can develop.  

Prevent Small Issues from Becoming Big Ones 

When you call SERVPRO, our water damage repair technicians are ready to mitigate the situation. Trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our technicians look for even the slightest water intrusion. They move swiftly to track the source and provide water extraction. Our team can dry out the area and help prevent the problem from returning by addressing the problem's root. Don't let crawlspace moisture damage your home. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323)255-1000 today. 

How Can Business Owners Mitigate Flood Damage Before Remediators Arrive?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Glendale Business Owners Can Do a Few Simple Things to Mitigate Flood Damage After a Flooding Event Occurs.

Glendale commercial establishments sometimes experience flood-related issues during the rainy winter months.  Although this flooding generally requires professional assistance, there are some important tasks owners can do to limit their losses.

SERVPRO, a Glendale flood damage remediator, offers local restaurant and shop owners some useful tips for mitigating the potential problems associated with flooding.  Some of our suggestions for doing this include:

  • Avoiding using your business’ electricity until its electrical network has been inspected and deemed safe to use
  • Disconnecting and relocating electrical appliances that could be damaged by excessive moisture levels
  • Staying out of areas of your commercial structure that may have compromised floors and ceilings that could collapse
  • Removing all non-impacted valuables and expensive artworks to a dry, safe location
  • Opening windows and doors to dissipate foul odors and facilitate the drying process.

In taking all of these measures, business owners can often limit the overall severity of the flood damage they ultimately suffer.  Moreover, these simple steps help technicians complete their work more easily once they arrive.

How, Exactly, Does Following These Suggestions Limit My Losses?

Flood-damaged properties are a virtual minefield of hazards.  SERVPRO’s aforementioned recommendations help you avoid the most serious issues that can occur after flooding.  As you can imagine, electrical hazards are of greatest concern.  You can prevent accidental electrocutions, further electrical network damage, and harm to electric-using devices simply by leaving the electric off and relocating moisture-sensitive appliances.  In remaining out of structurally compromised rooms, you avoid injury and make restoration efforts easier.  When you remove non-impacted valuables from your business, you preserve those items and reduce the number of objects SERVPRO technicians have to be concerned with protecting.   

With that said, remember SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is always here to help.  Call us anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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.

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.

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

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

A pair of ballet slippers in a dance studio. The kids who take lessons at your studio don't want to miss a chance to work on their skills. Contact SERVPRO in the event of water damage.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Professional Water Damage Restoration Companies are More Effective with Water Damage Restoration Than DIY Efforts

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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When your commercial property has fire damage, we have the experience and expertise to help.  Give us a call.  (323) 410-0041