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Don’t Miss Cheap Date Wednesdays at Spitz Eagle Rock

11/26/2020 (Permalink)

Eagle Rock, CA skyline We hope to see you at SPITZ Eagle!

Save Some Dough for Cheap Date Night Wednesdays with Other Eagle Rock Locals

Not sure where to go for date night? Bring your date to SPITZ Eagle Rock! Whether you are looking to go out with friends or hoping to find a fun spot to bring a date, Spitz Eagle Rock offers weekly specials with Cheap Date Night. Every Wednesday, Cheap Date Wednesdays is your chance to enjoy food and drink with other locals. For one low fee, you get two entrees, two sides, and a bottle of wine to share while experiencing fun, lively surroundings.

    •    When: December 9, 2020, and weekly every Wednesday night
    •    Time: 5:00 pm until closing
    •    Cost: $40 per couple
    •    Where: SPITZ Eagle Rock, 2506 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Getting out to have fun with locals is something that our team at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can get behind. Should you have a fire in your home, handling fire debris removal is best left to skilled professionals. If you have an emergency that calls for prompt cleanup, contact us by calling (323) 255-1000, and we will send out our Green Fleet for a full assessment.

Can Restoration Technicians Get Rid of Electrical Fire Odors?

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

How Can Homeowners Protect Against Residential Electrical Fires?

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

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

What Deodorization Methods Do SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians Use?

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

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

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

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

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Can I Restore My Glendale Home After A Fire?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Where Do Response Teams Begin?

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

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

Does This Remove All of The Odors?

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

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

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

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

When Can Restoration Begin?

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

What Does Professional Fire Restoration Mean?

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

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

How is Professional Restoration Different from Traditional Cleaning Methods?

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

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

Will There Be Lingering Odors?

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

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

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

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

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

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

A plug in a wall that is on fire. We can restore the odor in your home after a fire. We have the experience and training to handle any job big or small so call us right away.

Fire in Your Glendale Home Can Be Restored by SERVPRO.

It only takes a spark from an old wire or an uncontrolled kitchen grease fire to suddenly have flames in your Glendale home. Even if the fire damage seems small, there is no telling how widespread it is until an expert team evaluates it. As a homeowner, it is good practice to seek professional advice rather than risk an incomplete restoration of your home.

When there is fire damage to your home in Glendale, SERVPRO is here to help. We know that an emergency can occur at any time, which is why our team is at the ready 24 hours a day 7 days a week to respond to your needs. Upon arrival, our Green Fleet focuses on safely entering the premises and assessing the impact the fire has had on the structure of your home and your belongings.

Our IICRC certified technicians have been specially trained to methodically draw up a plan of action to restore your home to its mint condition. In doing so, our SERVPRO team disposes of any materials beyond being salvaged and applies best practices to restore those that can be saved. As we move along your home, we apply material-specific solutions to porous and non-porous surfaces to remove soot and smoke remains.

Perhaps one of the most irritating remains of a small fire is the odor it leaves behind. Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal a wide array of techniques to help neutralize the offending odor. Aside from the common aroma pellets, we can bring an ozone generator into your home to purify the air, or take advantage of a charcoal activated filter to clean out all of your HVAC systems. Depending on the severity of the smell we tailor the treatment to your needs.

Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage Calls For the Professionals

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale has the training and expertise to help you fight the unwanted results of a fire in your home. Reach out to us at (323) 255-1000 and put our skills to work for you. We always strive to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Can I Call SERVPRO for Immediate Glendale Fire Damage Restoration?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

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

Glendale Fire Damage - Cleanup Tips.

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Experts Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Items In Your Eagle Rock Home

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

fire causing damage You can always depend on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale professionals and our content management team to help.

Fire-Damaged Valuables In Eagle Rock Homes Can Get Cleaned Off-Site

Your Eagle Rock home has gotten filled with your valuables and possessions you have collected over your life, many of which have sentimental attachments. When disasters like fires occur in any portion of your property, it is not just the premium building materials that become threatened but these personal belongings as well. Developing a sound strategy to manage the effects that fires can have on these items is critical to saving you money and preventing irreplaceable belongings from unsalvageable damages.

As a premier restoration team proudly serving the area for decades, we can address fire damage in Eagle Rock homes in a comprehensive way. From our fast mitigation efforts to reduce the spreads of soot and odors to debris removal and reconstruction, we are the one-stop-shop our customers need when facing fire loss incidents. To protect your belongings from this same spreading fire damage, we implement our pack-out process with our content management team.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand how quickly the contents of your home can become too damaged to preserve, so we work alongside our assessment professionals to earmark items that must get removed and protected within our nearby facility. Because of how frequent this option occurs, our team arrives with packing materials, bubble wrap, boxes, and tape. We can neatly package the belongings and catalog their specific positions during the restoration process to offer peace of mind to our customers.

Once in our facility, we have many advanced practices that can recover soot and smoke damaged belongings. For porcelain, silver, glass, and other hard valuables – we have an ultrasonic cleaning tank. We submerge these damaged items in the tank and introduce vibrations through the unit that create thousands of small air bubbles that can clean every crevice and coating of soot-covered material. Once we have cleaned and dried these materials, they can get stored in our climate-controlled warehouse with QR coding for fast access by our customers or our professionals.

As stressful and overwhelming as fire loss incidents can be, having a fast response team capable of protecting what matters most is a vital service we can offer our customers. You can always depend on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale professionals and our content management team to help. Give our professionals a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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Fire Damage In Glendale Often Requires Cleaning Appliances

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Contact Our Professionals When You Face A Fire Disaster In Glendale

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage in Your Glendale Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Addressing Electrical Fire Damage in an Eagle Rock Home

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Common Sources of Electrical Fires

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

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

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

How SERVPRO Can Help

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

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

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

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

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

Tips For Cleaning Up Your Glendale Residential After Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    •    Brushes
    •    Feather dusters
    •    Vacuums
    •    Compressed air

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

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

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

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

Best Approach for Fire Damage Assessment in Your Glendale Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

We know a house fire can be devastating and that's why we work around the clock to get you back in your home as quickly as possible.

Professional Fire Damage Remediation Expectations in Glendale

Recovering your sense of calm and security after a household fire in Glendale is far easier when you partner with our highly-qualified team. Professional remediation starts with a comprehensive assessment by an experienced project manager followed by the creation of a plan that addresses all aspects of your particular fire scenario. Rapid deployment of our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews ensures all tasks are completed efficiently and in compliance with the fire restoration industry’s best practices.

The first step in nearly all fire damage abatement jobs in Glendale is water and chemical removal. Firefighters do not hold back when knocking down a blaze, but the resulting watery mess needs a full-service recovery company to deal with water damage and applied structural drying before turning to the cleanup of fire residues, charring, and odors.

SERVPRO technicians hold one or multiple certifications from the IICRC including Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT), Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT), and Odor Control Technician (OCT). Mastering the coursework and then putting theory into practice under the watchful eye of more experienced mentors on our team delivers successful outcomes for our valued customers.

After water loss abatement, our SERVPRO crew members use techniques, tools, and products matched to specific types of soots for appropriate remediation. Dry, ashy residues vacuum or dry sponge away. Stickier soot deposited by electrical fires or slow smoldering fabrics might need the application of cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants and controlled agitation to loosen and remove.

Protein-based residues from food and grease fires often require a solvent and abrasive tools for best removal results. SERVPRO employees also work carefully to remove light to moderate charring of surfaces, saving more structural components and fixtures than you might have believed possible when you first surveyed the fire damage.

If thorough cleaning and the removal of charred remnants do not deodorize your home thoroughly, SERVPRO employs advanced technology to eliminate odors. We try different approaches until the odor abates, including thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators. These strategies change the chemical composition of the airborne and settled odor-bearing particles lingering, neutralizing the unpleasant stench permanently.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale invests in both the training of a top-notch workforce and the acquisition and maintenance of efficient fire damage remediation equipment to return your home to preloss condition. Call us at (323) 255-1000 immediately after the firefighters leave to get your recovery rolling.

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How To Preserve and Protect Your Carpet In Glendale

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Our professionals are available to handle any fire damage job big or small. We are ready 24/7 to assist you so give us a call day or night.

Cleaning Carpets in Your Glendale Home After a Fire

Even with our reputation throughout the Glendale area for fast responses and effective mitigation and restoration strategies, many homeowners do not know about our premier cleaning services for their properties. With advanced equipment to deep clean soiled carpets, upholstery, and other fabrics, we can help to revitalize the look and feel of these materials in your home. This training and equipment are especially vital when properties have experienced a fire, as recovering from even a small incident can require our advanced cleaning efforts.

There are phases to this cleaning of fire damage in your Glendale home that must begin as quickly as possible to protect and preserve materials like your carpet. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly after a fire in your home to offer the best opportunities to preserve affected materials from unnecessary demolition and reconstruction or replacement. The premier cleaning services we offer can help to restore carpeted areas affected by soot and smoke damages.

It is important for homeowners not to work to remove soot particulates and smoke residues from their carpets on their own. Many of the traditional carpet cleaning methods are not only ineffective for removing soot but can allow it to stain the fibers of the material, causing irreparable damage that ultimately leads to needing to remove the carpets and replace them.

Our SERVPRO professionals begin this process with the use of high powered vacuums that call pull loose soot and smoke residue from the surface of your carpeting to keep it from seating deeply into the fibers. Once this process has completed, we can use our bonnet cleaning and steam cleaning approaches to penetrate to the base of the flooring and break up loose dirt, sediment, dander, and lingering particulates from the recent fire damage.

Even without a widespread and highly destructive fire, your carpets and other soft materials throughout the home could get irreparably damaged without a fast and experienced response from trained professionals. You can count on our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale fire restoration technicians. Give us a call anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage includes smoke, soot, water, and burned and melted items. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to restore your property after a fire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Common Threats of Fire Damage To Glendale Homes

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home.

When Your Property Sustains Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage and Smoke Cleanup in Your Glendale Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords In Your Glendale Home

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Approaching the Fire Damage to Your Eagle Rock Residence

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock

9/24/2017 (Permalink)

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

Comprehensive Remediation Efforts Take Experience and Training

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

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Highland Park Kitchen Mishap Mitigated By SERVPRO Fire Damage Team

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Take Care with BBQ Fires at Your Glendale Cookout

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

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

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Knocked Over Lamp Creates A Hot Mess In Highland Park

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

The heat from many kinds of light bulbs is capable of igniting draperies, bedding, and even rugs and carpeting, among other things.

Fire Damage Caused By Knocked Over Lamp

The worst thing that happens when a light is left on is not necessarily a high electric bill. The heat from many kinds of light bulbs is capable of igniting draperies, bedding, and even rugs and carpeting, among other things. SERVPRO is a resource for the homeowner recovering from a fire set by this or any method.

Although you cannot be certain exactly how it happened, fire damaged your Highland Park home after a lit lamp overturned in a bedroom. Perhaps a pet knocked it down, or it was teetering on the edge of a bedside table, but the bed linens caught fire. Fortunately, a neighbor noticed smoke billowing out of an open window and called 911. You rushed home to find the fire out, but damage in the room, the attic and the roof above it.

A call to SERVPRO immediately has our crew arriving right after the fire department authorizes reentry. Fire damage usually poses a complex set of issues, including the obvious charring and destruction to contents and structure, and also water and chemical residue damage, depending on how the first responders extinguished the fire.

Our project manager begins ordering the crew to secure the affected areas from the elements. If the fire burned through the wall or roof to the outside, this is crucial. Then an assessment of the damage ensues. SERVPRO technicians train in safely restoring fire damage, including ensuring that flooring is walkable and that no structural supports are in danger of falling. Water and chemicals make floors slippery, demanding extra care when moving through the rooms for the cleanup crew and the residents.

Items destroyed by flames are bagged for disposal by local rules. Porous articles like mattresses rarely survive unless they untouched by charring, and even then soot and smoke damage counsel replacement in many cases. Clothing and linens clean up well through laundering or dry cleaning, a task the homeowner may take up to free SERVPRO for more technical matters.

Furniture with soot or other residue needs a dry or wet cleaning, depending on the amount and stickiness of the coating. Our staff uses the least intrusive technique that is effective. Vacuuming and dusting are good for light coverage, while spray and wipe to abrasive cleaners may be needed in other instances. SERVPRO staff checks for charred areas as they emit odors even if cleaned, and determines whether sealing or removal is the best option.

Structural charring requires replacement of key supports, and damaged ceilings and drywall replacement may be less expensive and quicker than laborious cleaning and sealing. Throughout the process of restoration, our project manager and office staff work with your insurer to limit your out of pocket expenses. We provide as much evidence, including our professional opinions, as possible to prove your fire damage claim.

Your first call, after 991, should be to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when a lamp starts a household fire. Our dispatchers await at (818) 244-6005.

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Fire Damage in Highland Park can Affect Your Home's Security

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

Making sure that you can get in and out of your home by checking how doors close and even lock is crucial after a fire damage event.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Assess the Damage After a Fire in Your Home

One thing about house fires that is true in almost all situations is that some damage is not as visible in some parts of a home as it is in others. Some damage is in the loss of utility. A door may seem undamaged, along with its frame, but after a fire, no longer open and close correctly. Windows can also be affected this way. Heat and moisture from fighting that fire can cause wood to swell. Even after remediation has been completed, small things like this can pop up.
Situations that affect a Highland Park area home's level of security after fire damage has been remediated still needs to be remediated. Security needs to be restored. These types of fire damage-related issues can appear weeks or months after a fire. Having a situation such as this develop does not mean that the remediation immediately after a fire was unsuccessful. Wood that expands can become more porous, which in turn allows more moisture in the future to be retained, leading to swelling.
Restoring openings to your home that have become impossible to close and open correctly and quickly pose risks to your security. Intruders can gain easier access, and in the event of another disaster, leaving your home might be more difficult, resulting in the loss of precious seconds when they count the most.
Many locks on the market today are made of highly durable plastics. While these are suitable to keep out most burglars, the plastic components can melt during a fire. Some of these locks remain functioning for a while, but then stop working and fall apart internally. If this is the case in your situation, replacement of the lock is a simple enough process.
We can repair these conditions and restore the safety your family deserves. Working to restore homes of our neighbors, family, and friends, we know a safe and secure feeling is important to every family. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help you with the latent and hidden effects of fire damage. No matter when you need us, we are always available at (818) 244-6005.

How Serious is the Fire Damage in Your Highland Park Home?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO restore your damaged space after a fire. Call for quick action.

SERVPRO Separates Fire Damage Cases into Three Categories

Residential fires are more common than you might think, particularly in suburban areas with lots of timber framed houses. Illinois is one such area and its residents often experience accidents and mishaps in the home. In most cases, these incidents are minor and result in moderate fire damage which can be cleaned up in days.

The more severe cases present a bigger challenge, but remediation experts like SERVPRO are trained to find long lasting solutions. We provide fast, efficient repairs for fire damage in Highland Park properties and the surrounding regions. No matter the severity of your fire, our technicians are ready to help reverse its effects.

Keep reading for information on the various fire damage categories to understand more about the severity of your situation.

Category One (Least Severe)

Usually, Category One damage is the result of something like a small kitchen fire. It is identified quickly and extinguished before items have started to burn. The biggest priority for SERVPRO is the fine layer of soot and ash which covers the affected area. Often, it makes the damage look much worse than it is because electrostatically charged smoke clings to surfaces.

Category Two (Moderately Severe)

If parts of walls or ceiling get burned, the damage is more serious than Category One. Consequently, a structural assessment is required before the clean-up begins. It will determine whether there any weaknesses to the building. Damaged ceiling trusses need replacing and this is not possible until the safety of the area is assured.

Category Three (Most Severe)

Category Three is the most serious type of fire damage. It involves extensive damage to ceilings and the primary roof structure. There is severe staining on the floor and walls. High powered jet wash equipment is needed to remove large areas of oily, greasy soot. Damage this serious can take a long time to remediate, but our experts work closely with homeowners to put together a tailored repair schedule.

If a fire has caused damage to your home and you need a reliable clean up service, talk to the technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale. We are the helping hand that can bring your property back to life. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage Restoration Services In Atwater Village

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors in Atwater Village Save

SERVPRO Offers Many Atwater Village Damaging Solutions Post Fire

Many people assume that once the fire is out, that the damage accumulating in their home has stopped. Unfortunately, that is not the case; both the acidic residues left behind by the fire and the water used during suppression efforts cause damages to continue even when the flames disappear.

We understand how difficult it is to deal with fire damage and the aftermath it causes in your Atwater Village home. Which is why we provide you with an experienced team that is ready to assist you through this challenging time. Providing expert guidance and professional restoration services you and your family need to reclaim your home successfully.
The choice between restoration and replacement may not be as clear as you think. However, SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, and IICRC certified in several relevant areas including, fire and smoke restoration, upholstery cleaning, odor control, and fabric cleaning, along with any water damage restoration services you might need.
Each and every situation that SERVPRO deals with requires a unique solution to address. However, we use specific information gathered during your initial phone call to ensure that you receive the right team for the job, fully prepared to begin your restoration as quickly as possible.
Once the SERVPRO technicians arrive on your property, we start by inspecting the affected area on site to help identify potential hazards while also determining the extent of any fire, smoke, soot, and water damages that exist.
With all of the futuristic advances in technology, many synthetic materials involved in a fire cause chemical reactions that continue after the fire ends. Therefore, the impacted area needs the proper assessment performed to help pinpoint the damaged areas and develop a safe, effective restoration plan to address your situation properly.
Our technicians perform emergency board up and roof tarp services when necessary to protect your building's envelope and limit additional damages from forming. While utilizing professional-grade equipment such as water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove standing water that exists and dry the entire area completely.
Any restorable items or structural materials receive a thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorization, often helping restore a wide array of articles, including some of the things you may have thought unsalvageable like, electronics, papers, or fabrics found in your home.
Our entire restoration process is designed to make it seem as though the situation never happened, which may involve repair, replacement, or reconstruction efforts as well.
Make the call to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock - South Glendale for access to the expertise and resources you need to begin your home's restoration today. (818) 244-6005

How Restoration Experts Deal with Fire Damage in Eagle Rock

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Smoke Detectors Save Lives and Protects Property in Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Fire Damage Ranges from Small to Severe

Once the immediate emotional and physical responses to a house fire have been soothed, there are all kinds of practical considerations to think about. This is particularly true if the damage is extensive. There may be severely degraded walls, soot-blackened furnishings, and the presence of residual smoke. All of these things require specialist attention if a homeowner wishes to move back into the property at some point.

If your home has been hit by fire damage in Eagle Rock, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. It is really important that you start the repair and restoration process as soon as possible. The chance of saving your furniture and possessions is much greater if you respond quickly. Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO are committed to carrying out repairs in a way that is sensitive, simple, and efficient.

This guide to the three main types of fire damage will help you determine the extent of the problem and get the help that you need.

Minor Fire Damage
This category of fire damage is usually used to describe incidents that have been spotted and neutralized quickly. So, for example, a pan may have caught on fire in your kitchen, but been extinguished before it could do any permanent damage. This is the most common type of fire damage, and our technicians handle it all the time. There is only a light coating of smoke residue on the walls and ceilings. There may be slightly degraded patches on door frames and walls, but only a small amount of repainting is needed. The majority of the damage can be removed with dry and wet cleaning tools. It is unlikely that furniture or other items will need to be replaced.

Medium Fire Damage
The amount of smoke residue is greater if the fire damage is moderate. A more extensive restoration process is required to remove the effects. There is likely to be a distinct and lingering odor, which requires special attention from the technicians. SERVPRO deals with smoke smell via the use of highly effective ozone machines and deodorization equipment, including thermal foggers.

Dry cleaning is unlikely to be suitable for this task, so wet cleaning tools will be brought onsite to eradicate soot and smoke. There may be multiple spots on the walls and ceilings that require repainting. In some cases, cabinets, drywall, and floors will need urgent repairs. The likelihood is that some items and belongings close to the fire will have to be replaced.

Severe Fire Damage
The most serious type of damage is from a big fire that has been allowed to burn unchecked for a time before being extinguished. However, it may be that the severest damage is limited to one room and the rest of the house has been spared. The smoke residue will be thick and its odors strong and deeply unpleasant. In most cases, we require residents to move out of the property completely while restoration work is carried out. The process may be short or lengthy, and supplies may be used to protect the structure from the elements (boarding up the windows, and a tarp service, for example). Your furniture and other items will be transported as a pack-out to our cleaning facility so that restorers can attempt to save as many possessions as possible.

Fire damage is a really tough thing to handle. It can turn a life upside down, so our job is to get repairs started quickly and with the minimum of fuss. We’ll work closely with you to save as much of the property as we can. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is a locally based franchise, and you can get in touch with us at any time for help. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Repairing Your Property After Fire Damage

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Got fire damage? Don't stress, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale can clean up the mess!

Repairing Your Fire Damaged Property

A Los Angeles residential fire can be difficult for a homeowner to deal with, causing significant property damage throughout the home. The fire may have caused damage to several rooms or even to the entire home. Perhaps the fire was localized to one room, but the smoke and water damage from the firefighting effort may have spread to other areas of the property. With fire, smoke and water damage spread throughout the building, you may be worried about the amount of time and effort it will take to restore your home to its former condition. 

Taking the Right Initial Steps

You can begin the repair process after a Los Angeles residential fire almost immediately after the flames have been extinguished. Initially, take the time to survey the damage and determine the type and location of the damage in the home. If you have water present in the home, the smart idea is to use professional water extraction services to remove the water and dry out the home. This will help prevent mold growth from developing because of the moisture in the space. Then, you can move forward with the cleaning and repair process. 

Cleaning the Space

If your home has been damaged by a residential fire, you may need to clean the smoke damage away. Smoke can cause odors and stain inside the home. Some areas may need to be professionally cleaned. For example, carpeting and upholstered surfaces can be professionally steam cleaned to remove the stains and odors left behind by smoke. Professionals know how to remove the smoke damage from different surfaces in the home for the best results. 

Repairing the Fire Damage

The next step to take after a residential fire is to fix the damage. Removing charred materials is necessary, and these will need to be replaced with new materials. Construction efforts may be required in some cases. In other cases, the fire damage may only be superficial or cosmetic, but with all cases, fire-damaged surfaces will need to be replaced or repaired. This process can take time and effort, so many homeowners choose to outsource the work to a professional team. 

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A residential fire can be difficult to deal with, causing destruction to your home and even causing you to relocate temporarily until the damage is repaired in some instances. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is the skilled team you want working for you when you have fire damage to contend with. Our locally owned company is available to respond to your request for assistance quickly, so call our office today at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage 101

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock take care of your Glendale electrical fire!

101 Info About Fire Damage 

Fire damage in Glendale can occur in a moment's notice resulting in substantial property damage and loss. Determining the extent of damage is critical to predicting the outcome of the fire clean up and restoration attempt. Identifying the source of the fire is necessary to understand what conditions were favorable to ignite the fire. Although there are numerous causes of an electrical fire, one of the most commonly overlooked causes is overloaded electrical receptacles.

There is a strong possibility that an electrical fire in Glendale can occur due to a combination of problems, such as an overloaded electrical receptacle with a malfunctioning appliance plugged into it. Overcrowded electrical outlets can overtax the electrical circuit and set the stage for an electrical fire. The most obvious sign of an overcrowded electrical outlet is an electrical receptacle that contains several dual, or triple outlet extenders plugged into the primary receptacle. Although this appears to be convenient to plug in multiple power cords, this increases the chances of an electrical fire. Perhaps the underlying issue surrounds the fact that the age of the home is incapable of keeping up with modern needs. Older construction adhered to the building codes that were current at that particular time. 

It is important to recognize the warning signs of a potential electrical fire in the Glendale home. If the electrical outlets appear to be emitting what feels like heat, this is a sign of a probably overloaded circuit. Anytime the outlets feel hot to the touch; the outlet is more than likely overloaded. Anytime that you smell a burning smell from the outlet, immediately unplug power cords from it and do not use it. The electrical wiring is situated behind outlet boxes in the wall, and the wiring runs behind walls. There is a significant chance that an electrical fire can lead to a house fire for these reasons. 

A related concern that may predisposition the home to an electrical fire is observing flickering lights or noticing that the lights appear to be dimmer than usual. This is a problem because homeowners may confuse this with a light bulb getting ready to burn out. While this also resembles the signs that a light bulb may be reaching its maximum capacity, it is important to monitor this to ensure electrical safety. Homeowners should never make assumptions when it comes to electrical safety and the safety of those who reside within the home. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

The possibilities of an electrical fire are serious concerns that must be dealt with in an urgent matter. In the event of an electrical fire, contact our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (818) 244-6005. Our team will bring their wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership to your home. 

Full Restoration Services for Fire Damage Are Available

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

If Your Home in Eagle Rock Suffers Major Fire Damage, Call SERVPRO to Help You.

Fire Damaging Restoration is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO's Services

The horror of a residential fire continues even after the flames are put out and you figure out where your family will sleep at night. You also have the official inquiry from your insurance company on the horizon. It seems like nothing is going your way, but there is a road that you can take to snap your streak of bad luck. You can call upon the services of an Eagle Rock fire damage service that will get to work immediately to address your emergency and restore your property back to its original condition.

Restoring the Effects of Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

The debris left behind by Eagle Rock residential fire damage needs to be cleaned up and repairs made. It's important that you contact a local fire damage cleanup and restoration service like SERVPRO to get started on addressing and correcting the emergency as soon as possible.

At first sight, you might be tempted to tear down the building and start again with a replacement, but the fact of the matter is that your insurance coverage may not permit it. Of course, this is in the extremest case of devastation.  Meanwhile, you have to stay somewhere else while waiting for the new building to be put up. It is more practical and cost saving to allow us to restore rather than replace your property if it is feasible.

We Offer Complete Fire Damage Restoration from Top to Bottom

You should realize that fire damage cleanup doesn't end when the flames are put out. On the contrary, the massive task of restoration is only beginning at that point. Debris needs to be removed, and water damage should be taken care of immediately to prevent the growth of harmful mold and bacteria. Structural damage has to be fully assessed and corrected.

These issues require your urgent attention if you are going to reclaim your property. Preserving your property is precisely why you need the services of a fully qualified and experienced professional cleanup and restoration authority. When you contact us, the first step we take is to conduct a full inspection of the building and give you a comprehensive assessment of the damage.

Once the initial assessment is complete, we will provide you with an estimate of the work required and the cost that this job will entail. You are not under any obligation until you agree to the services. At that point, we will begin our work of fire damage restoration.

Dealing Proactively With Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

We are a locally owned and operated franchise. We offer restoration service when you contact us at any time of the day or night. We can also serve clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Glendale, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Cypress Park and Washington Heights. When you need prompt attention to your fire emergency, we are here to serve you. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/Glendale at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage Los Angeles - Los Angeles Residential Fire Damage Restoration

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

When you have Los Angeles fire damage questions, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has answers! Call us today!

Residential Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles 

In the event of fire damage in Los Angeles, problems can arise not only from the fire itself but also from smoke, soot, debris and destroyed objects, and also water damage from firefighting efforts. Ultimately, fire repair can be a long and difficult process, and potentially compromised structural integrity can even lead to injury. Because of this, Los Angeles fire damage restoration is typically best left to local professionals and carefully aligned with insurance policies. 

Fire Damage 

Fire damage to your Los Angeles residence itself can be the most difficult hurdle in many cases. Burned objects, wood, furniture, flooring, or anything else can be especially difficult to remove without specialized tools. Additionally, it can be tough to tell which objects can be salvaged and which are damaged beyond repair thanks to commonly heavy amounts of soot and ash. Depending on the intensity of the fire, this may require a full team of people to clean up. 

Smoke Damage 

In addition to darkening and staining even the hardest to reach corners, smoke can also leave a pervasive smell long after the house is visually clean. This is due to tiny and microscopic particles of smoke, which often work their way into the walls and floors of the house itself. Cleaning up smoke in a Los Angeles home typically requires special equipment and a lengthy cleaning time. 

Water Damage 

Water damage often surprises homeowners as being an even larger problem than the fire damage itself. Whether through firefighters' hoses or burst pipes, heavy water damage is relatively common among fire-damaged Los Angeles homes. Depending on the scale and intensity of the water damage, this may require extensive reconstruction efforts. 

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 If your Los Angeles home has experienced fire and smoke damage of any kind, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (323) 410-0041 for additional info or repair services. 

Los Angeles Fire Damage--The Importance of Restoration

4/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tarps the Roof Damage then Starts Fire Damage Restoration and Repair

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock Handles Los Angeles Fire Damage Restoration Services

A fire can rage through your home without warning, and everything from a lightning strike to a grease fire in the kitchen can result in considerable damage from a Los Angeles residential fire. After the fire has been extinguished, your first thought may be related to how you will repair the fire damage and what steps need to be taken to restore your home to its pre-loss condition. Professional services can help you reclaim your home in the fastest time frame possible.

The Damage from a Fire
At first glance, you may consider repairing minor fire damage on your own, but you should be aware that the damage from a Los Angeles residential fire may be more widespread than you initially think. The section burned by the fire is only one of the areas that may need attention; there may be water damage from the firefighters who extinguished the flames. There may also be considerable smoke damage throughout the home because smoke circulates and is generally not localized to the area where the fire raged.

What Professional Services Can Do for You
Professional fire damage repair services may include water remediation services as well as smoke damage repair services. Professionals from SERVPRO will take a multi-pronged approach to restoring and repairing the damage throughout the home so that life can return to normal once again.

At SERVPRO of Eagle Rock, we understand how important it is for your home to be restored to its former condition after a fire, and we also understand the urgency of the repair project. You can count on our locally owned and operated company to respond quickly and work diligently until the job is done. Call us 24/7 at (323) 410-0041 for an initial consultation for your Los Angeles fire damage repair needs.

Recovering from Home Fire Damage in Los Angeles

12/10/2015 (Permalink)

According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

What To Do After A Los Angeles Residential Fire

What Can A Fire Damage Restoration Company Do For You?

One of the most difficult enterprises for a homeowner is recovering from a Los Angeles fire damage. Typically, these damages entail thousands of dollars in recovery services. Additionally, fire damage can result in the loss of personal possessions, thereby causing emotional scars and compromising the residential property owner's well-being. Despite the challenges that result from fire damage in Los Angeles, attaining professional restoration services can shorten and simplify the recovery process. Learn more about how fire damage restoration contractors make it happen by reviewing this short outline:


 One of the most important services that a restoration professional will provide is cleaning your home. This is a multi-faceted process that involves the use of specialized equipment to ensure that your home is restored to its original safe, sanitary condition. Before starting the cleanup process, contractors will complete a thorough assessment of your property to determine the extent of your damages. Once the assessment is complete, the contractors will know exactly which methodologies to implement throughout the restoration process.


 Once contractors have cleaned your property, they will address any damages that require repair. This can include plumbing damage, carpet and drywall damage, and structural damage. To ensure that the repair process can be completed quickly, most firms will send multiple contractors to your property. The length of time it will take for them to complete the repair process is contingent upon the extent of the fire damage in your Los Angeles home. This means that the project could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

 Mold Prevention And Elimination

 The excess water that is oftentimes left on the property following fire extinguishing efforts creates the ideal breeding ground for mold. However, contractors will use several methodologies to prevent the mold from surfacing on your property. In the event that you already have a mold issue, they will eradicate the fungus with skill and speed. 

When you find that your residential property is impacted by fire damage, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians work with diligence and orientation to detail to ensure that the restoration process is completed thoroughly and correctly.

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 As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency event. When fire damage occurs in Los Angeles, Glendale, or Washington Heights, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (323) 410-0041

How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Washington Heights Home

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

House fires can cause a plethora of problems, some of which include financial loss, frustration, and stress.

How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Home

House Washington Heights fires can cause a plethora of problems, some of which include financial loss, frustration, and stress. As a result of all these anxiety-inducing realities, many homeowners are tempted to run back to their homes right after a fire in an attempt to retrieve any valuable items that they can. This is not a reasonable course of action to take. In addition to putting your life in danger, this activity can cause further damage to your home. Rather than running back into your home, you should call SERVPRO. These professionals possess the tools and techniques necessary to return your residential property to its original condition. Learn more about how attaining professional fire damage restoration services can optimize the appearance and integrity of your home by reviewing the following information:

Assessing Your Home’s Damage
When you call SERVPRO for assistance, their first course of action will be to come to your home and perform an assessment. This assessment will help them determine the extent of the Washington Heights fire damage in your home. The assessment will involve an inspection of your entire home. The professionals will also decide which tools are necessary to restore and clean your property, how long the restoration process will take, and how much the repair process will cost. Part of the assessment will include the restoration professionals ensuring that your property is safe to enter. This portion of the assessment must be completed prior to the repair and cleanup process. In some cases, the homeowners' insurance will cover these costs.

Cleaning, Repairing, and Restoring Your Home
Once they have ensured that your residential property can be entered safely, restorative companies will go in and start the cleanup procedure. This procedure will include the elimination of any moisture that remains in your home. This part of the cleanup process is important because it helps preclude mildew and mold growth. SERVPRO professionals will also appropriate special tools to get rid of the ash, soot, and water from your house. They will also remove any flooring that has endured damages from water or fire. The length of time it takes to complete the restoration process is contingent upon the depth and scope of damage done to your property.

Although enduring Washington Heights fire damage in your home can be a challenging situation to grapple with, attaining professional restoration services can ease the burden. When you start searching for the ideal fire damage restoration company, the search stops with SERVPRO. Our company has extensive experience and education in the restoration field, and our deepest passion is providing swift services to ensure that your home is fully restored as fast as possible. Contact us immediately, so we can get your home back in its original condition.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Los Angeles community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our expertise in fire damage is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (323) 410-0041