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SERVPRO Offers Flood Damage Restoration In Canoga Park

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Offers Flood Damage Restoration In Canoga Park Stormwater Removal for Canoga Park? Just Call SERVPRO

Canoga Park Storm Harm Is Mitigated with Fast Water Removal

Floods are a common occurrence in Canoga Park during the spring and summer months, which can make many homeowners nervous. Luckily, there are skilled and trained professionals nearby that can restore your home in the event of heavy rains or a rainstorm. Excess water in your residence can cause significant damage to the structure, which can make your property unsafe.

Our SERVPRO flood damage team in Canoga Park can handle the job. We are just a phone call away. Contacting us may help reduce damage to your residence and may help save many of your personal belongings such as your clothing, electronics, and widescreen televisions. Our techs may also be able to salvage the majority of your furniture and other items in the home.
 
You can depend on our crew to arrive at your residence promptly and to begin assessing the damage right away. Quickly removing the water from the affected areas is our priority during the restoration phase. The team may use several pieces of industrial equipment to eliminate water from the structure such as extractors, pumps, and vacuums. Extracting all moisture is vital because mold can grow. It is essential to prevent mold growth because it can cause health effects.
 
Once our expert SERVPRO team removes all standing water, the drying process begins. Typically, drying involves the use of air movers, axial fans, and dehumidification equipment. The effectiveness of this top-grade equipment helps speed up the drying stage and helps remove water from the affected areas quickly. The team may also use probes and moisture meters to check for hidden moisture under the flooring and inside the walls and baseboards. Also, our techs may use large drying mats to absorb moisture from the floors and carpet.
 
Floods can be stressful for homeowners to cope with in this region, which is why contacting trusted and experienced professionals can help relieve the tension. Our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills flood damage restoration can give you peace of mind. We are here to assist you. Call us anytime at (818) 998-1500.

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Cleaning And Drying Your West Hills Home Following Water Damages

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleaning And Drying Your West Hills Home Following Water Damages Mistakes Lead to Water Damage Needing Cleanup and Restoration in West Hills, Call SERVPRO for Fast Help

Homes and Businesses in West Hills Benefit from Prompt SERVPRO Water Removal Services

Among all of the threats that your West Hills home faces from the outside, people often overlook the ease with which disasters can occur inside of their homes. While a common culprit for damages is often the appliances breaking down over time, another frequent contributor to the problem is user error. Something as simple as putting the plug into a bathroom sink and walking away while it runs, or not completely shutting your dishwasher door before you start a cycle can all lead to issues in your home that require immediate attention from trained professional restorers.
 
Regardless of what has caused the water damage in your West Hills residence, getting the problem solved quickly is something that is critical. Professional restoration is advisable here because inadequate cleaning techniques can leave moisture and dampness behind. These symptoms can further weaken structural components and allow for compounding damage such as microbial growth to occur in as little as 72 hours.
 
Our SERVPRO professionals understand that adequate cleaning and drying of the water damage is crucial, and that begins with understanding where the problem lies. Thermal imagery can determine the full scope of the moisture and dampness through flooring, ceilings, and inside of wall cavities. While larger spaces can usually get dried out thoroughly using only heavy-duty air movers and industrial grade dehumidification equipment, specialty tools can sometimes be a requirement for harder to reach areas.
 
Drying mats get placed by our SERVPRO technicians to penetrate beneath the first layer of flooring to help remove any lingering moisture underneath the surface picked up by thermal imagery. Carpeted areas that get affected by the water loss incident often require weighted extractors to force the water up from the fibers and padding underneath to better dry them out. The completion of the service must include no residual dampness to the underflooring or concrete pad.
 
While this is just a small subsection of the overall restoration process, it can give you an idea of the kind of dedication and service that you can expect from our team of professionals. Our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills restoration specialists respond quickly and can help you to overcome any sized disaster that affects your home. Give us a call today at (818) 998-1500.

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An Overview Of The Major Forms Of Water Damage In West Hills

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage An Overview Of The Major Forms Of Water Damage In West Hills There are several sources of water which can lead to water damage in any home or business structure.

An Overview Of The Major Forms Of Water Damage

There are several sources of water which can lead to water damage in any home or business structure. The water intrusion event can be as a result of structural failures, natural disasters, broken appliances as well as broken water pipes. Though an incident like a burst water pipe may not look drastic at the start, it may cause substantial damage a few hours later if there is no one in your West Hills property to give it the attention it demands.

When our SERVPRO technicians are offering water damage restoration services to residents of West Hills, we look at the quantity of water on the structure and its source. The amount of water helps us to devise an efficient water removal method to ensure we dry your property within the shortest time possible. Dependent on the situation, we can use pumps, portable or truck-mounted water extractors to remove any standing water physically.

The source of the water can make us categorize the damage into three categories - black water, gray water, and clean water damage. Clean water comes from burst pipes, faulty appliances and all appliances which carry treated water. Sources of water that is yet to be used such as rain and snow water from damaged roofs also fall under this category. When carpets and pads come into contact with this type of water, restoring them is possible.

Although gray water contains waste products, it does not have human waste. Water overflowing from a toilet and a washing machine without any solid matter is usually under this category. When carpets and pads get into contact with this type of water, our SERVPRO technicians typically recommend a replacement. Black water carries all sorts of debris and is mainly unsanitary water. Burst sewage backups and flood waters are under this category, and we use extensive personal protective equipment (PPE) when cleaning this category of water. It is not possible to restore carpets and pads exposed to this type of water.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills has well-trained restoration technicians who work around the clock to address all types of water, fire, mold, and storm damage disaster. Call us at (818) 998-1500 and get industry proven services from our reliable team.

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Fire Damage Experts In Bell Canyon Discuss Problems With HVAC Systems

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts In Bell Canyon Discuss Problems With HVAC Systems SERVPRO Provides the Resources to Purge Home HVAC Systems from Smoke, Soot, and Odors After a Fire in Bell Canyon

Migrating Smoke, Soot, and Odors within Ventilation Systems Typically Need Cleaning and Restoring

Whenever a fire burns inside a Bell Canyon building, heat and smoke can both cause extensive damage. Once a blaze ignites, it burns materials as fuel starting from the source until the flames get extinguished. As the fire spreads, solids turn to gas or combust at different rates. Partially combusted materials disperse throughout the structure in the form of smoke and soot particles.
 
Smoke can penetrate items making them produce pungent odors, whereas soot residues can adhere to surfaces and ruin the finish on an object. During fire damage mitigation in Bell Canyon, cleaning and removing soot is essential to make the home odor-free and to save items from being discarded. Before work begins, our SERVPRO technicians inspect any building materials and contents that may have been affected by smoke. Once all affected areas inside the house are found, we choose the proper cleaning method for the specific type of soot present.
 
One structural component that gets inspected after any burn damage takes place is the building's heating ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC system. If soot particles get inside the ventilation system, then it is possible that residues can travel through the home's vents and affect areas far away from the fire's source. During any restoration project where smoke was present, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the ductwork to see if residues exist. If there are soot residues present inside the ductwork, then the HVAC system may require cleaning.
 
When cleaning HVAC systems, we start by removing and cleaning all vent registers and air intakes. Then, we wipe all accessible surfaces on the inside of the ducting with specialized soot removal chemicals. Next, we vacuum out the inside of the ducting to remove any soot or dust particles. If problems are severe enough, our SERVPRO restoration crew can clean the ducts with an ultra-low volume fogging system.
 
When using a ULV fogger, the idea is to recreate the way that smoke got into the HVAC system in the first place. The machine gets filled with duct sealing and deodorization chemicals that get fogged into the building's vents. If you ever need help with smoke-related issues, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 any time of the day.

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Mitigating Commercial Fire Damage in a West Hills Movie Theater

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigating Commercial Fire Damage in a West Hills Movie Theater West Hills Commercial Properties Like Movie Theaters Rely on SERVPRO for Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Strives to Cleanup and Restore Commercial Buildings After Fire & Smoke Damaging Events

Many people love watching movies at home, but a trip out to see the latest release with the family or friends rates very high on many people's list of fun things to do around West Hills. Fire regulations forbid smoking, but offenders still do break the rules. When this happens, avoiding getting caught often trumps putting a cigarette out safely.

If a West Hills theater suffers commercial fire damage because of a smoker, the costs to repair everything "Like it never even happened" can become a major setback. At SERVPRO, we work with your insurance company to help make sure that all damaged areas receive the attention necessary while keeping costs as low as possible for you, the customer.
 
Fire damage can easily affect any area of your business, including food products, carpeting, seating, walls, doors and entryways, and anything else. Water from firefighters can also cause problems, and we are ready to help you deal with this effectively. Smoke odors caused by soot can continue to pose severe problems for patrons far into the future if not treated properly.
 
Certified by the IICRC, SERVPRO technicians easily and quickly remove damaged sections of materials in small pieces so they can fit into double bags, making for easier removal. We bring in replacement materials after we finish all of the other work. This prevents moisture from extinguishing the fire from affecting it and also keeps it safely out of the way while we work.
 
Both moisture in the air and odor-causing particles can easily stay there unless removed. This is why we use our air scrubbing machinery. Even with wiping every surface down to remove soot, the odor can still bother people. High levels of humidity not only make these odors ore noticeable, but they also make it easier for mold and mildew to begin growing. These microbes can grow almost anywhere, including under seats and also between them, and anywhere else inside your theater. There is also the concern of patrons tracking mold spores home with them.
 
When odor remains, we can use ozone treatments, or thermal fogging. Both can rigorously decrease the amount of odor experienced, with thermal fogging being the more effective of the two choices in most situations. Thermal fogging techniques mimic the pathways that the smoke followed much more than ozone methods do, making it more reliable. Hydroxyl generators can also be very effective devices to neutralize malordous particlulates. Indoor air quality of a high level is a crucial aspect of the overall treatment.
 
SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills' employees love watching movies, much like everyone else, and wants to help ensure that your movie theater or other workplace remains a safe place for families to enjoy some time together. Call us at (818) 998-1500 for help.

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SERVPRO Provides Safe and Low-Profile Water Removal for Schools in Canoga Park

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Provides Safe and Low-Profile Water Removal for Schools in Canoga Park Rely on SERVPRO to assist with water damages found in schools

How SERVPRO can help remove water damage from schools

To avoid interruptions to administrative and classroom functions, water removal from schools in Canoga Park must be done quickly and with minimal impact on day-to-day operations. Furthermore, a delay in treatment can create safety hazards such as mold growth that may force students out of entire sections of the campus to temporarily crowd into other buildings or possibly even a different school. Through decades of servicing communities nationwide, SERVPRO has cultivated an understanding of how vital fast and low-profile water removal is in public places and has developed a versatile, ironclad plan to handle any situation.

Keeping Classrooms Safe
Both legal and social expectations for schools in Canoga Park require water removal to be prompt and effective. Providing a safe and problem-free environment for children to learn should be a top priority, and rather than allowing facilities to remain unfixed and unused, most parents and community members expect the school to do whatever it can to reopen classrooms and amenities quickly. SERVPRO keeps costs down and work times short while still making sure to remove any and all water from the area, preventing long-term issues and mold damage from arising after we depart.

Operating With a Minimal Profile
Our technicians take care to avoid creating significant obstacles and impediments to students during their work, remaining in as small of an area as possible and avoiding practices that disrupt classroom learning when they can. Our focus is on mitigating as much hassle and trouble for your staff and students as possible, even if it means taking on extra work for our personnel.

Working Within Regulations
Different regulations may exist for education centers in different communities, districts, and even grades within a single campus. Our well-trained and experienced staff have proven themselves to be adept at handling even the most difficult and confusing regulatory constraints possible, eliminating hassle and headache should one of them be violated.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills provides fast and professional damage restoration services to private and public properties in the area. Call us at (818) 998-1500 to learn more about how we can help.

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The Right Restoration Team For Your Canoga Park Flood Damage

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Right Restoration Team For Your Canoga Park Flood Damage SERVPRO is always ready to help you overcome the widespread damage that flooding can often present.

The Right Restoration Team For Your Flood Damage

Homeowners in Canoga Park seemingly always have a natural disaster to keep in the back of their mind that could threaten the structural integrity or stability of their homes. As stressful as this might seem, many homes get prepared structurally for these occurrences as much as possible, though some (like flooding) can only show you the vulnerable areas of your house once the damage has found its way inside already.

While many homeowners are not ready for the flood damage that could threaten their Canoga Park homes, having the right team of professional restorers can help you to overcome any disaster that your home could potentially face. SERVPRO is always ready to help you overcome the widespread damage that flooding can often present.

From the moment that our crew arrives at your home, we begin with an initial assessment both of the damage that we need to restore and secondly the source of the present water through the affected areas. Determining the vulnerable areas and penetration points in your home's exterior can allow our experienced technicians an opportunity to seal up these areas if the compromised area does not require demolition and reconstruction to repair.

Extraction plays a critical role in allowing our team the access to dry up the damage and determine if materials and surfaces require removal and replacement to complete the restoration project. Drying typically uses air movers and dehumidification equipment to achieve. Flooding can often cause deep penetration of water damage to flooring and in between walls. Where this damage gets discovered, our SERVPRO professionals can use large drying mats and the injectidry system respectively to handle these specific issues.

Finding yourself at the mercy of floodwaters is a stressful circumstance. Fortunately with the right experienced professionals at your side, like the kind of technicians at SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills, you do not have to face this challenge alone. Give our experienced restoration specialists a call anytime that you might need us at (818) 998-1500.

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Musty and Foul Odors Are Often a Hint of Mold Damage in Your Winnetka Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Musty and Foul Odors Are Often a Hint of Mold Damage in Your Winnetka Home A musty odor can often be the first sign of mold damage in your home, if you think you are dealing with mold damage call SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO Can Quickly and Thoroughly Remediate Mold Damage Found in Your Home

Mold damage can become a real issue when it goes unchecked for extended periods of time. However, mold growth is not always visible at first. For example, a roof that is on its last leg may leak rainwater into your attic. Over time, this water can lead to mold growth, as mold spores thrive in a moist environment. If you do not enter your attic regularly, it is easy to be ignorant of the problem. In these situations, it is not too late to call for professional help.

A musty odor can often be one of the first significant signs of mold damage in your Winnetka home. Mold spores are omnipresent; there is no way to truly rid your home of them. However, they are harmless until they come in contact with moisture. As a mold colony feeds on moisture, it grows and has the potential to cause rot to the structure of your home and health effects.

One of the first things SERVPRO can do when our employees arrive at your home is put up a barrier to keep the mold spores from spreading when we start the remediation process. Mold can be tackled by our SERVPRO techs through cleaning, antifungal agents, and disinfectants.

SERVPRO can handle the odor of mold through the use of advanced industrial tools. Our techs can use air scrubbers to get the odor out of the air that first alerted you to the mold in your home. Air scrubbers utilize HEPA filters to trap and contain spores, effectively neutralizing the particles that caused the foul smells in the first place. Another tool our team can use in these situations is a thermal fogger, which can dissipate the spores and eliminate the malodourous particles.

If you smell mold in your home, do not wait. Reach out to SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500. Whatever the time, we can send our technicians to your home as soon as possible.

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Why Professional Restoration Is Beneficial For Your West Hills Water Damage

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Professional Restoration Is Beneficial For Your West Hills Water Damage Even with the diligence that you show to most of the fixtures and appliances of your West Hills home, circumstances could still lead to water damages.

The Benefits Of Professional Restoration

As a West Hills homeowner, you are likely continually trying to remain vigilant to ward off any unfortunate circumstances that could befall your home and ultimately cost you money or require time-consuming repairs or restoration. While there are many ways that your preventative and precautionary efforts are a benefit, there are some events (like water emergencies) that cannot get avoided entirely.

Even with the diligence that you show to most of the fixtures and appliances of your West Hills home, circumstances could still lead to water damages. While the most common of these might be defective appliances and plumbing concerns, the list is quite extensive overall. Regardless of the reason that your home experiences the water damage, there are several reasons why professional restoration is the wise choice for cleaning up the mess.

One of the reasons that you should consider the kind of restoration that our SERVPRO professionals can provide for this unfortunate occurrence is our commitment to your home. From the moment that our team arrives, we set out to get the full scope of the damage that you face from the present water damage, even utilizing specialized equipment like thermal imagery to determine the farthest reaches of the water.

Another consideration that you should be thinking of when it comes to opting to clean up your water damage situation yourself is the risk involved with doing an inadequate job. With moisture allowed underneath floors and inside of walls that did not get dried as it should have, your home is now meeting all of the necessary conditions for mold and fungal growth. This disaster is a separate variety of damage that can prove difficult and costly to remove.

While these are only a couple of the reasons why you should consider SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills to help you clean up your water damages, they are serious considerations that you need to make. For the sake of the home that you work hard to maintain, trust in our certified restoration specialists to help you through every step of restoring your home. Give us a call today at (818) 998-1500.

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Caring for Your Home's Appliances After Fire Damage Happens in Your West Hills Property

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Caring for Your Home's Appliances After Fire Damage Happens in Your West Hills Property SERVPRO uses special cleaning agents to restore your appliances after fire damage.

SERVPRO Restores Your Home and Belongings after Fire Damage

Like other families in West Hills, yours relies on the appliances found throughout your home to make their lives more pleasant. During a fire, these expensive items can become covered in soot and grime. These surfaces, made from highly durable materials, can still become marred and dulled if soot remains on them too long.

West Hills properties that sustain fire damage often exhibit signs of such damage everywhere in the home. Appliances can seem much worse until we clean them. Using special cleaning agents, we clean the soot and other residues from their surfaces. Immediately after, we rinse them to remove any remaining chemicals. The same chemicals that revealed the sheen of your appliances can eventually mar them with pitting and etching if allowed to remain without rinsing or wiping away from the surface.

Before cleaning the surfaces, we unplug every unit to prevent electrical shock. Our IICRC certified technicians also clean the cords, and check for cracks, melted areas, or other situations, making a note of any defects. We partner with qualified electronics and appliance repair technicians who can inspect your appliances before we plug them back into the electrical socket. We need to know for insurance purposes which items remain working and which ones require replacements. We keep written records of these to aid you in your claims-making process.

Appliances can include smaller items, such as food processors, coffee makers, and sewing machines. Computers often require extensive repair work after a fire just because of the heat. We recommend waiting for an electronic repair technician or specialist to examine your computer and other sensitive electronic equipment before attempting to use them. Soot can enter into these items and cause extensive damage. Many times, fires cause the electricity in the home to fail, which can turn off such items, preserving them and protecting them from soot by turning off their fans. Turning them on too soon can cause serious problems.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills wants to help you restore every aspect of your home after a fire to help make everything "Like it never even happened." Calling our local number, (818) 998-1500, starts the process of repairing your home, down to the appliances that helped make your house a home for your family. Fire damage and other disasters can take a heavy toll on a family, but we are here to help out when you need us the most.

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