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What Canoga Park/West Hills Must Know About Costly Water Damage from Leaks

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Canoga Park/West Hills Must Know About Costly Water Damage from Leaks Let SERVPRO help you save your pennies.

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 Small leaks underneath the bathroom and kitchen sink can lead to very costly water damage. So, it is essential that homeowners take the necessary precautions by following the recommendations provided below.

 Pay close attention to the signs and symptoms of leaks and water damage in a Canoga Park property. Every homeowner should remember that some of these signs are easy to see, while others may only be found by checking the condition of the pipes. Either way, the owner of the home and their family should pay close attention to the following telltale signs provided by SERVPRO:

 - Dripping water on the floor or inside of kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

- Sharp increases in the household water bill.

- Dampness on ceilings and walls, deriving from the second-floor bathrooms.

- Excessive moisture on kitchen and bathroom pipes.

Take action quickly to minimize the possibilities of extensive costly damages. The actions taken will be determined by the problems that have been discovered. For instance, if someone sees water dripping down the ceilings and walls underneath the bathroom sink from the second floor, quick action must be taken. To start, the owner should contact a SERVPRO professional for help. The role of these professionals is to inspect the area to see what the source of the problem is. Once the problem has been identified, they can make an assessment of what needs to be done. Here are some things that these professionals are trained to do.

 - Use the latest technology detection devices to identify where the water has entered into the destruction.

- Use extraction equipment to remove the water from the structure.

- Use Deodorizing equipment to remove bad odors.

Because there are a variety of different critical problems that arise from leaks found underneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks, homeowners need to pay close attention to common symptoms that lead to severe problems. Also, when problems are discovered, actions must be taken immediately by contacting our representatives at SERVPRO of Canoga Park/West Hills. Our team of technicians is available 24/7, every day of the week at (818) 998-1500. 

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We Understand That Prompt Fire Damage Restoration Is Crucial In West Hills

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Understand That Prompt Fire Damage Restoration Is Crucial In West Hills We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don't hesitate and call us right away to prevent further damage.

A Malfunctioning Hair Dryer Can Cause a Fire in Your West Hills Home

Your morning routine can find itself very interrupted when fire damage makes an unexpected appearance. Getting ready for work every morning tends to involve a shower, drying your hair, and then using skincare and hair products. However, when your hair dryer electrically malfunctions and catches fire, you may find that the plastics of the dryer have melted onto your vanity. Additionally, the blaze can also destroy your cosmetic products as well, turning them into a molten, greasy, and bubbly mess.

As the fire damage inside of your West Hills bathroom begins to cool, it can become even harder for professionals to remediation it without any issues cropping up. For this reason, it is essential to call for professional help as soon as you possibly can, once the fire has been extinguished. The quicker that professionals can arrive, the better it is for your home.

When you contact SERVPRO, we always put together a team of technicians and then swiftly send them to your home. Promptly arriving is essential in our line of work, as fire damage is time sensitive. Once we get there, our SERVPRO techs can immediately launch into an investigation of the damages and then create a remediation plan accordingly.

SERVPRO can start by taking inventory of every product that was consumed by the fire, so you know what you lost. From there, we can remove any plastic bits, which were leftover from the cosmetic products and the hairdryer. Without all of the burned clutter, it is a lot easier to address the rest of the damage.

The smoke from the fire caked soot onto your pristinely white vanity and blackened it. SERVPRO can use lubricative cleaning solutions to lift the grime away from the surface, by applying a simple spray-and-wipe method. It may take several repeats of this step to get the sink back to its pre-fire state but, over time, the grime can be lifted away layer by layer.

Once all the physical evidence of your small fire has been removed, including soot on the mirror, walls, and door, all that remains is to remove the malodor left behind. SERVPRO has several options when it comes to removing the burning-plastic scent in the air but, for this job, our technicians can use hydroxyl generators to change the particles in the air that cause the odor in the first place. Once finished, we can return your home to you, "Like it never even happened."

When fire damage interrupts your life, never wait to get it back on track. Speak with SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills by dialing (818) 998-1500. Day or night, we're always ready to assist you.

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Your Canoga Park Business Can Be Restored After A Water Damage Incident

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Canoga Park Business Can Be Restored After A Water Damage Incident As soon as you find an issue, get in touch with us by dialing (818) 998-1500, and we can have your building dry again in no time.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Your Canoga Park Business

While it is true that big storms and flooding can cause a great deal of damage to buildings in Canoga Park, there are several other factors which can result in a water emergency in your office building. Small leaks can sometimes create more damage than natural disasters since they happen more often and usually go unnoticed or a long time.

Water leaks in your office building pose a significant threat since there is a large number of people using water fixtures o a daily basis. Leaks in your commercial building lead to the waste of hundreds of gallons per day, significantly increasing your bills each month. Water damage restoration in Canoga Park is needed right away when you find an issue, and SERVPRO staff can make it, so it looks “Like it never even happened.”

One common issue in commercial buildings, especially those with public restrooms, are your toilets. They get much use, and their parts quickly wear out and can let water leaks occur. The malfunctioning parts are not expensive and easy to replace, but if the leak itself is neglected, it can lead to a substantial repair bill. Leaky faucets are another common concern issue for commercial buildings that usually gets neglected. Similar to the toilet, leaks here are usually the result of worn out parts, and if they are not replaced, it results in a significant water loss.

A water leak in the bathroom of your office building is an inconvenience at best, and SERVPRO technicians are careful to work around your employees as you continue your daily operations. We understand that any disruptions can cost you lost hours of work and revenue, so we do our best to work quickly to fix the issue and not cause a distraction.

To ensure we can get the job done faster, we use air movers to increase evaporation and lower drying time. Air movers work by creating airflow at the level of the surface which pushes moisture into the air as vapor, so drier air replaces the wet air. Air movers are made as 1, 2, or 3-speed units, so we always have the right tool available according to the situation.

Plumbing leaks are yet another issue for commercial buildings. Deteriorated sewer lines and broken water supply pipes are the most common of these problems seen and can create extensive water leaks and severe damage. Plus, the sewer lines and piping systems are usually buried underground or found inside the walls, so detecting these leaks is difficult.

When your commercial building in West Hills, Bell Canyon, or Winnetka has a water damage emergency, trust SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills to get to you fast. As soon as you find an issue, get in touch with us by dialing (818) 998-1500, and we can have your building dry again in no time.

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Canoga Park, Flooding, SERVPRO, a Great Cleanup!!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Canoga Park, Flooding, SERVPRO, a Great Cleanup!! SERVPRO Says Don't Delay Getting Water Damage Cleanup in Your Canoga Park Home--It Just Gets Worse and More Costly

Mitigating Groundwater Flood Damage in a Canoga Park Home

With the coming of spring, California's rainy season is drawing to a close until fall, but unexpected storms and rising water levels from Bell Creek or the Los Angeles River can give homeowners quite the headache when they find their floors flooded with groundwater.
If you come home from work to find groundwater flood damage in your Canoga Park home, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to respond to your emergency, extricate the water, and restore your home to its pre-flood condition to prevent structural damage and mold proliferation. "Like it never even happened."
While floodwater does not often need extraction by the time your SERVPRO team arrives, that does not mean the water has left your home entirely. Instead, porous surfaces such as carpet, wood, and drywall have absorbed groundwater. Groundwater flooding is referred to as black water, as the chances of contamination from materials such as sewage are high. With a homeowner's permission, our professionals can move right to moving and blocking intact furniture as well as removing ruined furniture to prevent further damage to your possessions.
Moisture sensors are used to evaluate the moisture wicking by sheetrock or drywall. Because the absorption properties of these materials work against gravity, our team makes flood cuts six inches above the highest reaches of moisture accumulation to facilitate drying and mold prevention. Industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers are positioned and utilized in tandem to pull moisture out of walls and flooring while dry air soaks up this moisture like a sponge. Antimicrobial cleaners are also used to cleanse surfaces after drying to ensure extra protection against mold, fungus, and other contaminants from Black Water.
Flooding with contaminated water can also fill your home with unpleasant odors, and our technicians can use ULV wet foggers to release a dense mist with agents that bind to odor-causing particles to make them cleanable after falling onto surfaces.
SERVPRO of Canoga Park/West Hills is ready to serve the area 24/7. If you have a disaster that needs professional cleanup and mitigation, give us a call today at (818) 998-1500.

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When Your Canoga Park Coffee Shop Experiences A Water Damage Emergency Our Crew Is Here To Help!

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Canoga Park Coffee Shop Experiences A Water Damage Emergency Our Crew Is Here To Help! Just call us at (818) 998-1500, and let us leave your coffee shop “Like it never even happened.”

Your Coffee Shop In Canoga Park Has Water Damage

Imagine that you finally opened a coffee shop in Canoga Park and customers visit it regularly. It has a shabby chic vibe with overstuffed armchairs and perfect nooks for patrons to read a book or work remotely. After much work, your coffee shop is a dream come true. Except for one day you arrive to find out that a pipe burst in the business next door and your gleaming hardwood floors and beautiful area rugs are soaking wet and you shut down until further notice.

Do not let commercial water damage to your Canoga Park coffee shop kill your dream. Instead, reach out to SERVPRO as soon as you discover the issue. Our rapid response crew is available 24/7 and ready to jump into action to help you restore your business as soon as possible. We understand that every minute the coffee shop is not serving its patrons, it is losing revenue and customer loyalty, so we work expediently to minimize your losses.

One of the principal concerns when dealing with businesses that serve food are health department regulations. Our SERVPRO crew is familiar with the nuances of specific businesses, so we work closely with you, so the restoration process complies with guidelines as needed. This adherence to regulations helps minimize the time your shop remains closed and any resulting loss in revenue.

Depending on the extent of the leak next door, we may be able to salvage your area rugs and furniture. When possible, we dry and disinfect all surfaces and leave them ready for business. Whenever our SERVPRO team is unable to salvage an item, we dispose of it following environmental and local regulations, so you do not have to worry about it.

Do not let water damage squash your dream. SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is ready to jump into action to help you get back in business as soon as possible. Just call us at (818) 998-1500, and let us leave your coffee shop “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Crew Is Here To Help After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Canoga Park Home

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Crew Is Here To Help After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Canoga Park Home Call us anytime at (818) 998-1500 when in need of water extraction services in West Hills, Winnetka and Bell Canyon.

Get Effective Remediation For Water Damage To Your Canoga Park Residence

Different factors can cause water damage in your home. One of them is leaking or burst pipes. Toilets and drains that get blocked and backed up can exert undue pressure in the pipes, causing them to leak or burst. Malfunctioning garbage disposal units may also cause pipes to burst. Pipes may also leak due to rust or age.

Plumbing leaks may cause water damage to your Canoga Park residence. Some plumbing leaks are impossible to detect since they occur within the walls, but many happen due to pipes and hoses not being fully attached. Pipe bursts and leaks can result in high water bills. Holes may also lead to the contamination of your water supply, reducing its quality and making it a health hazard for your home’s occupants.

Water loss is a progressive problem that gets worse when not fixed promptly. Water may weaken wooden structures and corrode metals. Many homes heavily rely on these two critical materials in addition to concrete. Water from pipes leaking under the floors may surface up, but remain concealed if carpets and rugs are covering your crawl areas. To keep your home from sustaining significant damage, you should call a water removal company like SERVPRO for a quick fix.

If water is pooling in your home, our technicians can help you dry it out. Our technicians use pumps, dehumidifiers, and air movers to remove water from a building and dry it so that it returns to its preloss condition. We set a drying goal upon assessing the damage and monitor the drying process to determine if the goal is being achieved. A drying goal is a condition that SERVPRO technicians want to bring about in the affected areas of a building.

We provide a full-service restoration service that patches up leaky and burst pipes and addresses the damage you’ve incurred. We focus on getting back the property to its form before the leak, making it look “Like it never even happened.”

Do not wait when you notice water pooling in your residence. SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is ready to assist you when facing any water loss. We are close by and can get to your home quickly. Call us anytime at (818) 998-1500 when in need of water extraction services in West Hills, Winnetka and Bell Canyon.

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It's Tough Finding Mold Damage In West Hills

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO It's Tough Finding Mold Damage In West Hills Detecting and locating mold damage in a West Hills home is often one of the most challenging and complicated parts of the remediation process.

Finding Mold In Your 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 threat 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 by you, the homeowner before you can ever know that there is a problem. Once you call SERVPRO, we can use our tools and expertise to nail down the exact location of the infestation.

What Should You Do?
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.

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Water Damage in Canoga Park Can Be Mitigated

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO for Reducing the Effects of Unwanted Water Intrusion

Water intrusion can come from broken plumbing, storms, or flood waters. Regardless of the source, indoor flooding in Canoga Park can mean prohibitive replacement costs unless you bring in a professional restoration company promptly. 
Water damage is a common occurrence for many Canoga Park homes. SERVPRO has many years of hands on experience in dealing with homes underwater, condos with a bad roof, and apartments with carpets that make a squishing sound when you walk on them. To address every contingency, we keep a response team on 24-hour call and ready to support our communities. 
Our technicians are trained to quickly determine what services are needed and begin work within minutes after arriving at a home. Our first task is to stop further water intrusion. We can turn off water mains in a few moments and have most homes receiving restoration services immediately.

Next, we remove all excess water. For standing water over an inch, we deploy truck mounted water pumps to draw it all out. If the water is under an inch in height, we use water extraction wands. In case the power is out, we can bring in commercial grade generators and even a generator truck for the larger homes and amounts of water. 
Once the standing water is gone, our next task is to dry out floors, carpets, and possibly even the walls. We use air movers to force warm, dry air across floors and walls, drawing out moisture. This drier air replaces the colder, damp air we pull out of the house or apartment with box fans. 
To bolster these actions, crew members also station large dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the surrounding air. Depending on the humidity levels, these devices can draw over 20 gallons of moisture from the air each day. It provides drier air for the air movers which allows them to function more efficiently. There is a definite synergistic effect working in tandem. Our IICRC certified applied structural drying technicians maximize drying time while minimizing harm to the structure and its contents.
We also offer preventive services since the best way to deal with wet carpets, and crumbling drywall is to stop the water from getting into the house. Our inspectors also take note of easy fixes like poorly maintained gutters and drain pipes that are damaged and draining onto the foundation, rather than away from the structure. Ask about our ERP Plan to help prevent and reduce fire and water damage to homes and businesses.
If it is not possible to stop water from getting onto a property, we offer the option of digging around a home’s foundation and coating the outside with a specially designed, rubber sealant that blocks water from working its way through the bricks and concrete. This coating is particularly useful in homes with a basement or a large crawlspace. 
Rain is often far out in the forecast, but plumbing leaks are not. If you need to deal with a current problem or want to try and stop water intrusion in the future, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills today at (818) 998-1500. We are here to help.

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Smoke, Ashe, and Soot Problems after a Fire in Your West Hills Home? Easy Choice--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke, Ashe, and Soot Problems after a Fire in Your West Hills Home?  Easy Choice--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration West Hills House Fire? There is No Match for SERVPRO's Cleanup and Restoration

Fire Damage Technicians From West Hills Explain Soot Removal Techniques

Burning candles is an activity that could cause a fire to take place inside your West Hills home. When candles get hot, they can burn flammable items next to them and cause fire damage to take place. If candles get knocked down onto the floor, then they could ignite your carpet. If an unfortunate occurance ever does happen to cause a burning inside your house, it is wise to call a professional fire damage restoration company such as SERVPRO.
When items burn inside a house, the smoke coming from the burnt materials can cause different issues other than those caused by the heat and flames. During most fire damage projects in West Hills, our SERVPRO technicians deal with the removal of soot and soils created by smoke as much as, if not more than problems related to burnt items. When smoke travels through a building, it solidifies when coming into contact with cooler surfaces like your ceilings and walls. The result is then, the presence of soils and soot residues. Since fires all burn different materials, various types of soot can exist.
During any restoration project, our SERVPRO estimators arrive at your residence with a test kit. The testing kit helps us determine which items got negatively affected by smoke and what methods will work best to clean them. During the initial estimate, we utilize different chemicals to figure out which items we can save and clean and which items will need to be removed and replaced.
Since soot affects materials differently, we utilize several different methods to clean off the soils and ashes. For example, when cleaning more porous materials like softwoods, dry sponges get used to clean off soot. Dry cleaning methods work best for porous materials because water could make the damage worse by soaking the soot deeper into the materials. Harder, non-porous materials such as tile can be wiped and cleaned with powerful water-based detergents.
If you ever notice the presence of soot residues after contents or structural elements inside your house burn, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Have the Upstairs Neighbors Caused Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Apartment? Water damage from upstairs apartments is common.

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.  

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.

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