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

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some of the Biggest Problems With Mold in Glendale Result From Delayed Action When you see or smell signs of mold in your home, call SERVPRO for effective remediation services. Contact us right away to stop the spread.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Best Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Glendale

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Your Best Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Glendale Water damage is something that can happen very quickly and requires immediate attention. Contact SERVPRO should your home have excess water.

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

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

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

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? Fast Help When Your Eagle Rock Property Needs It Most After the Firestorm California, Los Angeles, and Eagle Rock All Suffer from The Woolsey Wildfire--Call SERVPRO for Help with Recovery

Wildfire Cleanup and Recovery for Your Eagle Rock Property

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Know That SERVPRO Arrives With Equipment to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Eagle Rock Home? Don't let the water damage behind your walls keep destroying your home. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate any damage.

Professional Assistance Helps Homeowners Cope with Water Damage in Eagle Rock

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

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