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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.

Storm Damage in Canoga Park: More than Just a Spring Shower

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Umbrella in the rain When a storm hits home, call the professionals at SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready for any size storm damaged job.

SERVPRO Is Standing By; Ready To Remediate Your Storm Damage

Storms can occur at any time of the year and any time of the day. Some are shorter than others but can still create damaging winds and rains. These winds do not always directly affect your home's exterior but can become so powerful that they topple trees and power lines. These tall objects can fall on your home or garage, creating damage in many different forms. 

In Canoga Park, storm damage can involve more than heavy rains that only lead to water damage. Shingles may be ripped off, siding and windows might become cracked, support beams in roofs may be damaged and broken, and storm doors can come unhinged when a house shifts because of the increased weight from a telephone or utility pole. A tree landing on your roof can also create the same situation. 

Fires Can Break Out Because of Storm Damage 

Although not as likely as poles, trees can also roll or slide, causing even more damage before they are removed. Professional crews should remove such items. The homeowner should never carry out this type of work. An additional threat of downed power and telephone poles is fire from the electricity in the lines. These lines do not pose only an electrical shock hazard but also one of fire. If a line is touching or coming into contact with your home, this creates a genuine fire risk. 

Clean-Up Should Begin Immediately – By Professionals Experienced in Catastrophic Damage 

Because of the tearing, your home's structures can suffer, and the types of exposed materials, our professionals should be called in to conduct the necessary work. We are highly trained and experienced in all phases and types of restoration work. We can bring your home back to its previous state, the one that you and your family previously enjoyed before the storm ripped through your neighborhood. From the first assessment to completing the work needed, our teams work together to ensure your home is quickly repaired. 

Available Any Time You Need Us 

Make a call to SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 to schedule an appointment with us. We'll have your storm damage under control fast and have your home in pre-storm condition, so you and your family do not have to spend any unnecessary nights away from home. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to take your call and get the job done fast.

Get Fast and Reliable Water Cleanup in Canoga Park from SERVPRO

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Contact us Has water invaded your home? SERVPRO is equipped to handle a complete restoration.

Water Cleanup at Canoga Park Homes Need Professional Restorers

Problems such as burst pipes, ceiling leaks, and basement flooding often require water cleanup at your Canoga Park home. Trying to start the water removal on your own or worse, ignoring it all together can have disastrous consequences. SERVPRO's water restoration experts can help you in cleanup and restoration to prevent any secondary damage. 

It is important to determine the extent and severity of the damage before water cleanup at your Canoga Park home. SERVPRO technicians inspect the damage visually and use equipment to determine areas that are unsafe for people and the property alike. 

What Safety Measures do SERVPRO Techs Take During Water Damage Restoration of Your Canoga Park Home?

Safety is top priority of SERVPRO water damage remediation experts during the restoration process. Water damage can cause several safety issues at your Canoga Park home, that includes-

  • Unsafe structures
  • Hazards of electric shock 
  • Health hazards due to contaminated water

SERVPRO technicians closely monitor the structure for any signs of water damage that can threaten the safety of the occupants. One common safety concern was sagging ceilings and weakened walls filled with water and can potentially collapse, causing injury or other damage. In such situations, technicians can recommend pack-outs to save any undamaged content. Another safety measure that SERVPRO techs take is to seal off the area undergoing water damage repairs to prevent the risk of slipping or falling. 

Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for a reliable and safe water damage restoration service. 

Does SERVPRO Provide Fire Restoration and Smoke Remediation in West Hills?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with debris everywhere and soot covering everything Odors can remain long after a fire has been extinguished and fire damage cleaned up. Partner with SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Provides Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup in West Hills

After the damaged contents and structural items have been removed, there is often a lingering odor caused by smoke residues in the air and resting on walls, floors, and your contents. We remove residues as part of a complete house fire clean-up. Odors may remain and require further intervention to remove all traces of the fire.

SERVPRO provides fire restoration for residences and commercial properties in West Hills and the surrounding area. Our highly trained professionals respond on a 24/7 basis in four hours from your call to minimize and contain additional fire damage from water and chemicals used to quell the fire. Broken windows and doors are boarded up to prevent intrusion. 

We provide complete house fire cleanup, including:

  • Removal of fire-damaged materials
  • Water and chemical removal
  • Complete house fire clean up
  • Property repair
  • Professional smoke deodorization

After thoroughly cleaning the structure and contents, we use Ozone to neutralize odor-causing molecules, breaking them down into smaller, less offensive materials. Ozone is a colorless pale blue gas used to remove offensive odors.

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

Does SERVPRO Provide Emergency Services Water Damage to Commercial Properties in Canoga Park?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Water damage can certainly slow down business. Call our SERVPRO team 24/7 for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO provides Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Canoga Park

Water damage in Canoga Park commercial properties can have a devastating impact on operations. Whether your business is retail customer-facing or manufacturing processes, sales and production are impacted. Your time is divided on dealing with the emergency and how to rearrange your business operations while water damage repairs are underway.

SERVPRO can help you with water damage repairs in your Canoga Park commercial building. Not only will our team of professionals look after water clean up and drying, but we can also help manage subcontractors to make the necessary repairs. We look after:

  • Bringing pre-approved subcontractors on site
  • Coordinate Trades and supplies
  • Working closely with your team to minimize the impact on continuing operations
  • Manage the water damage restoration project to complete it promptly

Utilizing SERVPRO’s water damage restoration services enables commercial owners to focus on their business emergency operations while repairs are being completed. Our services allow you to also focus on customer retention and transition back to normal business operations.

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

Does SERVPRO Provide Inspection Walk-Throughs after Completing Flood Damage Repairs in Canoga Park?

4/25/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded basement with items floating everywhere Flooding can come from many directions. Fight back with a call to SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO’s Crews Complete Flood Damage Repair Touch-Ups After Inspections in Canoga Park

Canoga Park started as a Rancho and later as a wheat-growing farm in 1869. Later, the San Fernando Valley area was subdivided, creating 140 towns, including Owensworth in 1912, renamed Canoga Park in 1931. Canoga Park is considered part of Los Angeles and was annexed in 1917. Canoga Park has an approximate population of 43,000 people. Canoga Park is primarily a residential area with commutes to Burbank – 21.7 miles, Santa Monica – 21.7 miles, and Downtown LA – 28.4 miles.

Canoga Park is close to many attractions in surrounding cities and Los Angeles. Some of the attractions in the immediate area include:

  • Owensmouth Historical Society
  • Canoga Park Farmer’s Market
  • Malibu Hindu temple
  • Parthenia Park
  • Malibu Creek State Park
  • Wildwood Regional Park
  • Commons of Calabasas
  • Calabasas Country Club
  • California Museum of Art Thousands Oaks
  • Conejo Valley Botanical Garden
  • Chumash Indian Museum
  • Alma Sol Winery

Owensmouth Historical Society

The Owensmouth Historical Society collection portrays books, photographs, pamphlets, artifacts, documents, and the West San Fernando Valley history. The museum focuses on the area that was initially known as Owensmouth and later renamed Canoga Park.

Canoga Park Farmer’s Market

The Canoga Park Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9 pm to 1 pm at 7247 Owensmouth Ave. Fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, and a variety of products are available.

Malibu Hindu Temple

The Malibu Hindu Temple is located at 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd, Calabasas, and is one of the larger temples in the area. Located in nearby Calabasas, the temple is a great place to meditate, enjoy a picnic and attend various events throughout the year.

Malibu Creek State Park

Nearby, Malibu Creek State Park is only 11 miles from Canoga Park and is considered the crown jewel of state parks in the Santa Monica mountains. There are 8000 acres of dramatic peaks, oak savannahs, and rolling tallgrass plains. The park opened in 1976. The park area was used in many movies and television shows. Ride, hike, and climb through the park. There are guided hikes where you can experience the park at a novice level, as well as challenging hikes in rougher terrain. Activities in the park include:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping
  • Bird watching

Wildwood Regional Park

Wildwood Regional Park is another park near Canoga Park where visitors can enjoy cycling, nature hikes, horseback riding, day camps, and interpretive programs. There are 14 trails to enjoy covering over 17 miles. There are benches along the trails and restrooms at the bottom of the canyon.

Flood Damage Repair Inspections in Canoga Park

After flooding causes damage to your home or business, everyone needs help to clear out the debris and the floodwaters that remain in your home. Many items must be discarded, some structural items (drywall, flooring, for example) may need to be removed before detailed water clean up and flood damage restoration can begin.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup and restoration for Canoga Park and the surrounding area. Our objective is to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO is committed to providing high-quality service and repairs. We schedule a final walkthrough with the customer to catch anything we might have missed during flood damage restoration.

  • The final walkthrough is scheduled just before project completion
  • we document all identified items
  • Most repairs are completed before our crew’s leave

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

Is Water Causing Damage to your Canoga Park Home?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water leaking from her ceiling Quick action can help save both the structure and the contents of your home. SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 for your emergency water damage call.

For Quick Water Removal That Reduces the Risk of Damage Call SERVPRO

Any water damage can be a disaster to homeowners. Storm flooding can be a major disaster, but a leaking pipe that goes unnoticed or is not dealt with quickly can be just as damaging over time.

The best way to halt on-going and reduce future water damage in Canoga Park homes is water removal. This set of actions by SERVPRO restoration teams is the first step to restoring a home after the effects of ceiling leaks, burst pipes, or a leaking dishwasher behind a wall are discovered.

What Actions Do Restoration Teams Take First?

  • Team members remove large amounts of water with pumps, generally not needed
  • Next, they eliminate puddles and thin layers of surface water with extraction wands
  • Specialists then push out remaining water with squeegees and use cloths and sponges to wipe down damp surfaces
  • To lower the amount of moisture in the air (humidity level), they install a combination of fans to increase air circulation and dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air

For fast and thorough water removal, contact SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills today at (818) 998-1500. 

Fire Damage Restoration Needed in West Hills

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

a house with fire burning on the roof and smoke billowing from it Whether it was a large or just a small fire in your home, it doesn’t matter. Our SERVPRO team has many resources to tackle fire damage.

For professional house fire clean up, contact SERVPRO

Residential fires are usually in the kitchen and remain confined there. While this prevents widespread physical damage to the home, some of the residues left after fires are extinguished can be very difficult to remove.

These types of fire damage in West Hills homes require special cleaning agents that can break up the residues for easier removal. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively with cleaning agents and specialized equipment to remove residue particles. These particles not only damage surfaces but also emit malodors which can remain for weeks and months even when the home looks restored.

How do the Cleaning Agents Work?

  • Break up thin particle layers that can be wiped away with damp or dry sponges
  • Liquid cleaners isolate or emulsify particles in thicker layers from the affected surfaces for wiping away or with extractors that remove everything in the solution
  • Combine with or breakdown the odor-causing particles which eliminate the malodors 

Contact SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for a fast, professional response to a residential fire. 

Is There Flood Damage in Your Canoga Park Home?

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water in a room that remain from flooding Floodwater can overwhelm your home and brings with it many contaminants. Contact our SERVPRO team for flood damage remediation services.

When You Need Rapid Flood Water Restoration Call SERVPRO

Water has been an important part of Canoga Park’s history since the Chumash-Venturaño and Tongva-Fernandeño tribes first lived in what is now the San Fernando Valley area. These early agricultural communities in the Simi Hills and along the Los Angeles River tributaries go back possibly as far as 8000 years.

Spanish and Mexican History

In the 18th and early 19th centuries, our area was part of the Spanish Mission San Fernando Rey de España or Mission San Fernando. After the end of the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), the valley was now declared part of the Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando. In nearby Rancho El Escorpión, in 1845, a land grant was issued to Odón Eusebia, his brother-in-law Urbano, and Urbano's son Mañuel, all members of the Chumash tribe. This grant included a large swath west of what is now Fallbrook Avenue and would later be named Platt Ranch.

Mexican / American Conflict

The Eusebia land grant, along with many others after the Mexican/American War (1846-1848) were voided but left unchanged until the U.S. Civil War. In 1863, the San Fernando Homestead Association purchased the southern half of the San Fernando Valley. They divided it into seven massive ranch operations dedicated to growing wheat. In a short time, the Association was shipping wheat to Europe.

From Owensmouth to Canoga Park

In 1912, one of the many small communities in the southern San Fernando Valley officially incorporated as a larger town named Owensmouth. In 1913, the entire southern half, with a handful of exceptions, were subdivided in preparation for the completion of the first Los Angeles aqueduct system later that year. Three of the more well-known purchasers of land in the new subdivisions were:

  • Moses Sherman who built streetcar lines for the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad
  • Harrison Gray Otis, publisher of the Los Angeles Times
  • Harry Chandler, land developer and son-in-law of Harrison Gray Otis

It was Otis and Chandler who also created and developed the template for modern Los Angeles.

Despite its location to the new aqueduct system, Owensmouth had no independent source of water. After four years of trying to keep its independence, the community joined Los Angeles on February 26th, 1917. Fourteen years later, Owensmouth was renamed, Canoga Park. It continued to stay primarily agricultural but had locations for a movie studio and stunt work.

Flooding Dangers

The same environment that makes so much growth around Canoga Park also lends itself to flooding. Not a problem for most crops, but dangerous for multiple reasons when it comes to homeowners and residences due to the presence of contaminants such as soil, sewer waste, and more. Contaminants can:

  • Further, stain and discolor structural and personal property
  • Increase the type and number of malodors that permeate the home
  • Force the removal and disposal of items like carpets and carpet pads
  • Increase health risk to anyone working inside the home 

Contaminants also increase the number of labor hours, cleaning agents, and equipment needed to return each home to a clean, safe condition.

For a rapid response to flood damage, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500. We are here for you 24/7. 

Is Mold Damage Always Severe?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used on water damaged property If not effectively remediated, water losses can become mold growth events.

SERVPRO Can Help Address All Types of Mold Infestations in Winnetka Business Premises

Noticing signs of mold at your business premises can be worrisome since most of your clients and even staff members may be wary of spending time in a moldy environment. The signs you notice may also not reveal the complete picture. For example, there may be a full-blown infestation in a wall cavity where you see moldy spots.

Thorough mold damage remediation in Winnetka requires a combination of skills so that evaluation and removal can be done satisfactorily. SERVPRO avails IICRC Certified mold remediation technicians who can evaluate the infestation in your property to determine whether it is severe. We use various approaches to do such evaluation, including:

  • Drilling exploratory holes in cavities such as ceilings, walls, or cabinets then using borescopes for inspection
  • Checking for moisture trapped in hidden areas using thermal cameras
  • Tapping or pressing materials since mold growth can ruin their structural integrity

Depending on the results, we can tell whether mold growth is restricted to the material's surface or whether it goes further and thus requires extensive removal processes. 

Mold damage restoration is more manageable with help from SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills. Call us at (818) 998-1500 to help you.