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It's Tough Finding Mold Damage In West Hills

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage to a white wall in a house When you see or smell mold in your home, time is of the essence. Contact Team SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the mold damage.

Finding Mold Damage In Your West Hills Home

Detecting and locating mold damage in a West Hills home is often one of the most challenging and complicated parts of the remediation process. To adequately eliminate threats and signs of mold, we must first precisely locate where the fungus is growing. However, this is no easy task, even when advanced tools and detection techniques assist us. The mold must first be located before verifying how large of an issue there is. Once you call SERVPRO, we can use our tools and expertise to nail down the exact location of the infestation.

What Should You Do When You Find Mold?

If you encounter any signs of mold damage in your West Hills home, such as a foul or musty odor or discoloration along a wall, investigate that sign and try to locate the infestation. If the discoloration grows more concentrated or the foul odors become more concentrated as you move to another part of the room or even another room entirely, you may be close to the inception point of this infestation. Try to figure out how many rooms contain growth, where it is in each room, and how strong each spot is relevant to other areas. Additionally, if you find obvious signs of moisture such as a water drip or flow, try to locate the source. You may find additional growth in those spots.

What Can SERVPRO Do?

When SERVPRO technicians arrive shortly after your call, the first step they take is to analyze the situation and get a clearer understanding of where the mold is and what has caused it to become a problem. In addition to your discoveries, we can use advanced moisture detection tools to identify exact spots of growth and concentrate our efforts on every patch of fungus, even those hidden from view.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills provides fast and reliable mold damage remediation services to the local community. Call us 24/7 at (818) 998-1500.

There is Fire Damage in My Canoga Park Home, Where Do I Get Help?

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything and debris everywhere After the fire fighters leave and you see the fire damage, the situation can seem overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to assess and remediate.

Call SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to Restore Your Canoga Park Home After Fire Damage

A fire can start from any flame source and may get out of control, causing havoc in your Canoga Park home. Apart from the flames, the smoke emitted during a fire can continue creating problems. Another issue is the resulting water damage caused by the water used to extinguish the flames.

How does SERVPRO restore fire-damaged homes?

Fire damage in your Canoga Park home can be a significant problem because it can affect its structure, cause air quality problems, and lead to other issues like smoke damage. Our technicians can examine the damage and address issues like air quality and structural damage. We can remove the soot damaged items and debris. If there is water from firefighting efforts, we can use pumps to extract it. We also deep clean and deodorize affected homes.

Do I have to move out?

We consider the fire and smoke damage severity to determine if you should spend some nights at a hotel or other location. After a fire, the air quality may be reduced and may not allow you to remain in your house safely while our team is providing restoration services. If you have to leave your home, our team can perform a set of emergency procedures, including:

  • Securing your home by performing a board up. Boarding up a house closes up openings caused by fire damage.
  • Addressing electrical safety issues and restoring power to the house.
  • Checking for any loss of integrity to structural components like roof trusses and floor joists.
  • Restoring heat to the home if it is during the winter months.

Staying at a different location can give you a chance to remain safe during the restoration process. Make sure you retain all receipts because your insurance company can cover such costs. Your family's well-being is our priority, and our team can do its best to get you back in your residence as soon as it is safe.

How do you remove the smoke smell from a house?

SERVPRO has access to sophisticated deodorization equipment and products. We can use equipment such as thermal foggers to remove the smell. We also use products such as odor counteracting beads to deal with smoke odors. Odor counteractants give off pleasant aromas to freshen up the areas we are restoring.

A fire can have a destructive effect on your home. Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 to clean up and restore your home quickly as possible.

How Much Damage Can Flood Damage Do to Canoga Park Wood Flooring?

8/22/2021 (Permalink)

a man and woman standing in a room that has water covering the floor Flooding can continue to cause damage if the situation is not mitigated. Call SERVPRO to formulate a flood damage remediation plan for your home.

SERVPRO Techs Use Their Training and Equipment in Canoga Park For the Best Outcome After Storm Damage

When Canoga Park residents think about flood water in a home, often it conjures up a house with a couple of feet of water within the structure. In reality, thousands of dollars in damages can occur from a mere inch of water, and it often recedes as fast as it entered.

Flood damage cleanup in a Canoga Park home entails several levels of service from SERVPRO. The technicians work to quickly ascertain the migration path and get the water extracted from the structure. Controlled demolition actions are common as walls that wick flood water require removal above the waterline to halt the absorption. Wood flooring of all types reacts to exposure to water. 

  • Hardwood flooring may buckle or crown
  • Engineered wood usually has a very tough top coat but can still warp if it remains in contact with moisture
  • Laminate wood-look flooring fares badly against floodwater and usually requires removal

After drying, SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians can inspect hardwood floorboards and use their moisture meters to determine any residual dampness. On a case-by-case basis, hardwood floorboards may have the potential for restoration through sanding, refinishing, and resealing.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 serves the local Canoga Park community for any size and type of storm and flood damage restoration. The technicians are on-call 24/7 to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

Have the Upstairs Neighbors Caused Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Apartment?

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

a corner of a room with water damaged walls that are soaked Water damage in your apartment can affect other units near you as well. Contact Team SERVPRO for more information and remediation services.

What to Do When You Find Water Damage Caused by the Apartment Upstairs

Living in an apartment unit can be an attractive way to live in a city; however, not every owner is equally responsible, and it is never a good thing when this leads to water damage developing inside of your home. Living in a building with hundreds of other tenants makes your home susceptible to damages that may come from any of the apartments around you. Despite this fact, it is comforting to know that professional help is always close enough to rush to help you if an accident does happen.

You first found the water damage inside your Canoga Park bedroom when you were cleaning out your closet. The damage was against the back wall where water from a leak the next floor up had spread. Upon finding the damage, it is necessary to call for help as soon as possible. When excess moisture comes into contact with other devices, it can cause future problems to develop, such as mold damage. In fact, with enough moisture to feed the mold spores, it only takes three days for microbial growth to begin forming. Getting help to your home and getting it there fast can help ensure that the remediation inside of your home goes smoothly.

Water Damage Restoration 

SERVPRO is known for our IICRC-certified technicians, our advanced equipment, and how we always prioritize arriving at your home as soon as we possibly can. We pride ourselves on our friendly customer service and our positive relationship with our community. A remediation job is more than just a job to SERVPRO. It is a chance to grow rich bonds with our community members and to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."

When we arrive at your house, SERVPRO can begin to set up different devices in your bedroom to remove the excess moisture from inside of your closet. We can use dehumidifiers and air movers together to create an ideal environment for evaporation. SERVPRO can also drill very small holes in your wall so that we may funnel air blasters through to space in between, where the moisture has been building. Once the moisture levels become normal, we complete our job, and you can enjoy your home in its pre-damaged state once again. 

If water damage strikes your apartment, never wait. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills by calling (818) 998-1500. Day or night, we're here to fight the damage.

Why it is Crucial to Have Your HVAC System Cleaned After a Fire in Your Canoga Park House

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

a water heater in a basement Make sure to consider your HVAC system when your home is affected by a fire. Contact SERVPRO for equipment and certified technicians for the job.

Cleaning Your HVAC System After Fire Damage

Effects from a disaster can spread quickly throughout your Canoga Park home using pathways designed for conditioned air. Your HVAC system is running almost every day throughout the year, keeping a set regulated temperature for your house, and as such, when disaster strikes, these systems often become affected as well. With a situation like a fire, smoke and soot can often get brought into the HVAC system and spread through the ductwork to reach every room in the house and coat the ducts themselves with a thick residue.

While there are many obstacles to overcome fire damage in your Canoga Park home, you need to fixate on getting the right professional assistance right away to ensure the right experience and expertise is at the helm of restoring your home as efficiently as possible. While structural concerns and other pressing effects might take precedence over cleanup in specific areas like the air ducts, our SERVPRO team has the tools and equipment to restore these areas and other damages that the fire has allowed.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

Our professionals can arrive quickly after the firefighters have left your home to begin our assessment of the damage and mitigation practices to prevent further damage. When fire debris cleanup begins, often the HVAC system can get included in this overall effort. We have specialized tools like powered bristle brushes and strong vacuums to place over vents to pull soot, debris, sediment, dust, and potentially other contaminants from this network of ducts.

It is important to care for this system early because it can continue to be a pathway for soot and smoke residue to find access throughout your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to clean this area, allowing a significant reduction in traveling particulates but also encouraging the system to run more efficiently once restoration completes.

Cleaning this system after a fire is one of many steps that must get taken to return your home to its original condition. You can count on our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills team to show that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Give our experts a call today at (818) 998-1500.

Canoga Park Storm Damage Mitigation

7/25/2021 (Permalink)

a storm damaged house with a sign in front of it that says storm damage Has your home been affected by a recent storm? Contact Team SERVPRO for efficient storm damage remediation services. We are standing by for your call.

Need Storm Mitigation Restoration Service in Canoga Park – Call SERVPRO

Storms in Canoga Park can cause a lot of damage from broken windows, holes in roofs, and even flooding of our homes and businesses. There is direct damage caused by the storm, including high winds, rain, and flooding. Secondary damage also occurs when water and moisture are allowed to remain in place for too long. Wood and drywall products absorb moisture, swell and become permanently damaged, and mold colonies may invade the premises.

SERVPRO provides storm mitigation services to Canoga Park residents. We urge consumers and residents to take action as soon as storm damage occurs. SERVPRO can be onsite in less than four hours, twenty-four hours a day, to begin water removal and protect your home or business. Protecting your structures with board-up service on windows and doors and also covering roofs with tarps helps to prevent additional damage from the elements.

We deploy water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture to minimize the damage caused by water and humidity. Our fast response can also help prevent mold infestations from occurring in high moisture areas of your home or business.

SERVPRO offers the following services:

  • Water Damage Remediation
  • Emergency Services Water Damage Restoration
  • Board Up and Tarpaulin Service for Leaking Roof From Storms

Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills for storm mitigation in Canoga Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (818) 998-1500.

Fast Water Extraction Mitigates Water Damage in Canoga Park

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC logo SERVPRO follows the standards included in the IICRC guidelines to mitigate water damage in Canoga Park properties

Water Damage is Less When SERVPRO Quickly Removes Water

When Canoga Park water damage caused by a flood or fire-extinguishing effort impacts your property, dealing with the aftermath can be challenging and exhausting. In addition to generating systemic structural and personal possessions damage, excessive standing water can potentially promote the development of a serious mold problem. However, securing professional water extraction services from SERVPRO can mitigate the water damage effects, lessen your expenses, save personal memorabilia, and return you to your home ASAP. Our goal is to dry, recondition, sanitize, and restore your home to its pre-water damaged state.

Expedited Services with Rapid Results

As water extraction professionals, our initial steps are to assess the water damage and immediately, upon written approval, begin to pump the unwanted water from your home. One of the biggest benefits that we offer is we are a local company, part of about 1850 network-wide franchise. We are close enough to not only offer 24/7 availability but normally can arrive in about one hour to assess and tackle the water damage issues in your Canoga Park property. SERVPRO can muster a large, skilled crew utilizing heavy-duty water pumps, sump pumps, wet-vacs, squeegees, mops, and buckets to begin the extraction process quickly. This large volume water removal is only the initial, vital first step.

Drying and Moisture Reduction

These are essential steps once the standing water has been removed from your structure. Moisture meters seek out hidden pockets of moisture and residually absorbed water. Dehumidifiers: chemical, mechanical, or refrigerant can be strategically placed to complete the drying. We measure with hygrometers the relative humidity within the structure. Once we are certain that your property is back to normal, we offer written documentation to this effect.

Mold Prevention

Mold can start to grow on your property within 48-72 hours of the onset of water damage. However, water extraction experts can diminish this process from happening by quickly removing the excessive water. This expedited work is important because ongoing mold exposure could cause health effects.

Sanitizing Protocol

Fire and water damage leave your living space in an unsanitary state. SERVPRO can use ULV (ultra-low volume) foggers, chemical foggers, air scrubbers, and ozone chambers to secure a sanitary condition for the structure. We remove, not mask odors, deodorize and establish a safe ambient air quality. The above equipment accomplishes these objectives through the use of disinfectant, antimicrobial, and antibacterial treatments.

Call SERVPRO Immediately

Canoga Park water damage can be a difficult obstacle to overcome. The professionals of SERVPRO can accomplish this task while lessening your stress and expense. Our goal is to serve you in an ethical and empathetic manner. Our IICRC-certified technicians offer detailed, effective water extraction services that quickly restore your property to its original condition.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is locally owned and operated. When you have a water or flood emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in our communities and want to do our part in keeping them safe. Call us 24/7 for help. (818) 998-1500

In Canoga Park, Six Places Where Mold Remediation Could Be Needed

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall by door Moisture may mean mold growth. SERVPRO inspects and remediations to mitigate mold damage in your Canoga Park Property

Why SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation in Your Home

Mold remediation in Canoga Park is the outcome when too much water or moisture contacts a food source offering mold spores opportunities to colonize into a problem.

Though mold growth is less of an issue in this part of southern California, it is still an economically impactful occurrence. SERVPRO points out that mold proliferation in Canoga Park can lead to material damage to the structure and possible health effects to the residents if left untreated. Diligently inspecting the hot spots for mold growth can mitigate the chances of having to call SERVPRO for mold removal and sanitization of your property.

  • Bathroom. It is easy for mold to thrive in your bathroom because this is a region of the property where a high amount of moisture is produced. Mold can grow in several bathroom settings, including the ceilings, walls, shower curtains, wet towels, toilet, and sink.
  • Tiny leaks behind the fridge in the ice-maker water line, near the dishwasher with temperature variations, and under the sink can create the moist environment necessary for mold growth.
  • Poor seals allow moisture and condensation on window panes if relative humidity (RH) is too high inside the structure. Molds can thrive near the edges of wood or metal-framed windows. The condensation will typically accumulate on the frames and sills of your windows. When left unchecked, mold can start to grow.
  • Substandard insulation allows higher temperatures that will raise the RH. Attics with roof leaks, poor ventilation, or drain tile issues are susceptible to undetected mold growth.
  • Exposure to moisture from leaks, overflowing water from plants, floor cracks, or floods. Quick suction action may prevent discarding of the carpet and padding.
  • Laundry Room. Washing machine leaks from supply lines or the drainage line are common. Periodically replace these. A clothes dryer with clogged filters from lint will not dissipate the heat properly, causing insufficient drying time, wasted electricity, and higher ambient RH.

Why Choose SERVPRO for mold remediation services?

A significant mold infestation must be dealt with safely by wearing protective clothing and gear. Containment is crucial to prevent spores from circulating throughout the structure. We utilize specialized industrial-grade equipment such as negative air pressure machines, dehumidifiers, air movers, air scrubbers, and fogging machines. The result is no musty odor and a sanitized, safe home. The SERVPRO professional technicians are corporate trained and acquire IICRC certification in many aspects of cleaning and mold removal techniques. Call us for a complimentary mold inspection.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills uses advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment. Our advanced equipment helps to detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold in Canoga Park. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We are proud to serve the communities of Canoga Park and West Hills with 24/7 service. Call us. (818) 998-1500

SERVPRO in Canoga Park Provides Emergency Water Cleanup Services

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

wet carton Protect your business inventory in Canoga Park from water damage--call SERVPRO to help keep your doors open

Commercial Water Cleanup and Removal Services from SERVPRO in Canoga Park to Mitigate Water Damage.

Clients in Canoga Park, who allow water from plumbing leaks to dry gradually risk damage to the contents, inventory, closures, and risk mold infestations in their business buildings. Water allowed to evaporate naturally may take several days or even longer. The presence of water can cause hardwood floors to warp, drywall to swell and crumble and particleboard commonly used in kitchen cupboards to degrade. Water can damage these materials permanently.

SERVPRO responds with 4 hours of your call for water cleanup in Canoga Park. We have seen the kind of permanent damage standing water can do to structures, walls, and flooring materials. The repairs for this type of damage can be very expensive. In addition, standing water and high levels of moisture create the ideal conditions for the growth of mold colonies. Mold can cause health effects for many people.

Let SERVPRO assess the situation and provide a plan to extract the water and moisture from your shop or commercial site before it is too late. We can bring in the necessary water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to return your home or business premises to their original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO provides:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs and restoration
  • Respond to emergency water damage 24/7

Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills for water cleanup in Canoga Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (818) 998-1500.

Canoga Park Fire Damage Advice

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire Our certified technicians come prepared with state of the art equipment your property needs after a fire incident occurs. Just call (818) 998-1500.

SERVPRO Can Adeptly Restore Your Canoga Park Fire Damaged Home

Although many people believe that their homes are safe from fire, nothing could be further from the truth. Canoga Park fire damage can occur at your property at any moment. Being prepared to grapple with the aftermath of an intense fire damaging event can be intimidating and heart-wrenching. To ensure that your property is not destroyed or subjected to severe damage following a fire, quickly hire a professional fire damage restoration service. SERVPRO points out some benefits that result from taking this course of action:

Preventing Future Health Challenges

One great benefit of securing a professional fire damage restoration company in Canoga Park like SERVPRO is quickly addressing the ambient air issues post-fire. Unfortunately, soot and smoke can adversely impact all areas of your home via the HVAC system. Though the flames and the fire damage may be localized, smoke and soot can be all invasive. The ambient air of your home may be compromised, necessitating professional know-how and equipment to render it once again safe and sanitary.

Property Restoration

Hiring a professional fire damage company is necessary for the comprehensive property restoration services they can offer. Unfortunately, the smoke, heat, and flames of the fire can do severe damage to your belongings and property. In some cases, your home may become structurally unsound following the fire, thereby making your property unsafe for occupying. Professional fire damage experts from SERVPRO correct this issue by working with both you and your insurance provider, upon both your approval, to restore the property. This cooperation helps you with your claim, limits out-of-pocket expenses, and expedites the fire damage restoration process. 

Water Removal and Water Damage Repair

When firefighters come to your property to put the fire out, they'll flood your home with water. This water can cause a lot of property damage unless you hire a team of experts to initiate rapid water extraction. For example, standing water can cause mold and mildew growth or create secondary water damage to structural materials and personal possessions. By utilizing heavy-duty water pumps, wet vacs, sump pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers, we can quickly remove excess water and moisture. 

Although fires can destroy some of your belongings and property, quick and comprehensive fire damage restoration efforts can mitigate the losses. Call the professional, IICRC-certified technicians of SERVPRO. We'll work with speed and skill to restore your property to its preloss condition in an empathetic and economical manner.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs significantly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process. SERVPRO of Canoga Park/West Hills is proud to serve our local communities of Canoga Park, West Hills, and Bell Canyon with all water, mold, and fire damage needs. Call us 24/7 for help at (818) 998-1500.