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When a Plumbing Leak Causes Water Damage to Your Canoga Park Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When a Plumbing Leak Causes Water Damage to Your Canoga Park Home SERVPRO has the technology and experience to remove all unwanted water from your home.

A Water Removal Team in Canoga Park Talks About Extraction Equipment

Whenever any problems related to moisture takes place in your Canoga Park townhome, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We know that prompt water removal can save you money and time during the mitigation process. Once moisture starts to affect your contents and building materials, many things can happen that may make matters worse. When water sits, it increases indoor relative humidity levels and can cause secondary problems related to water vapor and mold, which is why prompt water removal immediately after a problem takes place is vital.  

Once a small crack forms inside your plumbing system, many gallons of water can pour into your townhouse. The quickest way to conduct prompt water removal in Canoga Park is to send in a professional mitigation crew such as SERVPRO's highly trained team. After we receive work authorization, we assess the situation and determine the remediation process. We then make sure the work area is safe for all occupants. If there are any potential hazards present, we repair the problems so that your house is safe for work to begin.  

The first and one of the most critical steps to the process is the extraction phase. After we inspect your house and make sure that is safe we then fix the source of the problem. After repairing the leak and ensuring that no more water enters the building, we start removing the moisture. We begin by removing any standing water. If the depth is more than two inches, we utilize a submersible pump.  

Once all of the standing water is gone, we then start extracting moisture from porous materials like your carpets and upholstered furniture. For thick carpets, we use large, heavy-duty extraction tools and for items like a couch, we can use smaller hand-held wands. The extraction process aids in removing the majority of the moisture before our SERVPRO crew begins the rapid structural drying process. If you ever need help with moisture-related problems, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 any day of the week.  

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Our Experts Explain Why It Is Better To Remove, Rather Than Kill, The Mold Infestation In Your Canoga Park Home

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Experts Explain Why It Is Better To Remove, Rather Than Kill, The Mold Infestation In Your Canoga Park Home Finding the right solution for mold growth in your home is a struggle that many homeowners have to face throughout their life.

Dead Mold And How It Can Still Pose A Risk To Canoga Park Homes

Finding the right solution for mold growth in your Canoga Park home is a struggle that many homeowners have to face throughout their life. From DIY websites suggesting that you can accomplish mold removal on your own to cheaper services offering to “kill the mold” instead of removing the organism entirely, settling on services like our professionals provide can often be a difficult decision to make. However, there are reasons why this is better than the other choices that are available to you to remove the mold from your property.

Understanding what is involved in these other methods of removal, much of them leave the potential for mold damage in your Canoga Park residence. Ultimately, the ideal solution is to remove the organism completely and thwart its ability to continue damaging your property in the immediate future. However, services that offer to kill the organism without removing the dead mold pose continued threats to your property, and with good reason: dead mold colonies and debris can still affect the health of those people and pets living in the house.

The professional removal that our SERVPRO team provides works to leave no mold debris and damage behind for your family to face. The test for mold allergies utilizes a dead spore to test a body’s reaction. If this single dead spore can agitate a body enough to generate a determination of allergies, imagine what a widespread area of your home full of spores and debris could allow.

Our SERVPRO professionals work to provide entire removal services for our customers to truly make the situation “Like it never even happened.” We remove materials if they have gotten too badly damaged from the spreading organism and work to prevent further mold growth in other areas by our effective containment strategies and antimicrobial solutions that can get sprayed on framing, studs, beams, and other structural elements that could still be at risk for spreading spores.

There are shortcuts to removing mold that still put your family at risk of potential health effects, and then there is professional remediation. Give our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills rapid response team a call anytime you need us at (818) 998-1500.

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Do You Have a Drying Process For Your Water Damaged Canoga Park Home?

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Do You Have a Drying Process For Your Water Damaged Canoga Park Home? SERVPRO has the training and state-of-art equipment to remove the water from your home.

Canoga Park Residents Receive Full-Service Water Drying Services

As a water restoration company in the Canoga Park area, we are always on the lookout for ways to improve our recovery times. It is one of our restoration companies primary goals, to reduce costs and increase distribution while maintaining quality services that our customers deserve, that are also safe for the environment.

Implementing a sustainable drying process to combat water damage throughout the Canoga Park area gives us the opportunity to adjust services to fit a variety of specific situations. With that said, we work hard to get your property back to normal faster, with fewer interruptions, inconveniences, and losses than ever before. Water damage incidents may remain devastating. However, we help make the process less disorienting and get you up and running faster than ever before.

SERVPRO provides you with an advanced water drying process, safely monitoring structural components, along with walls, floors, ceilings, carpeting, and more. Often reducing the time and amount of demolition required to provide you with the services needed to return your property to a quality condition after water intrusions occur. We effectively address indoor air quality and give new life to your home’s living environment.

SERVPRO is; Faster To Any Size Disaster. Providing you with solutions to water drying situations that commonly occur on your property. Our technicians use hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air movers, portable fans and heaters, as well as infrared moisture detectors to eliminate water pockets found throughout the affected area.

SERVPRO works with you to ensure you receive the results you desire, making every effort to communicate issues with your insurance adjuster to make your claim process as simple as possible. We want you to know that we provide professional restoration services to members of our local community because we care. Hopefully, you see it in everything we do to restore your property to a quality condition after an event occurs.

SERPVRO of Canoga Park / West Hills provides you with professional water damage and drying services throughout the area. You can reach our highly-trained staff 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, online or by phone, stop by today. (818) 998-1500

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SERVPRO Provides Water Loss Service to Commercial Buildings in Canoga Park from the Top to the Bottom

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Provides Water Loss Service to Commercial Buildings in Canoga Park from the Top to the Bottom Leaky Roof Ruining Your Canoga Park Warehouse Inventory? Easy, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Drying

Commercial Water Damage Due to Decaying Roofing Materials in Warehouses in Canoga Park

Your warehouse's structure is a significant factor in protecting your business's inventory in Canoga Park. Each part is just as important as the last when it comes to keeping out the elements, and this makes maintaining your property a crucial part of business operations.
 
Small problems within your roof's structure in Canoga Park can grow and lead to commercial water damage inside your facility. SERVPRO can send in IICRC-certified specialists and technicians who know what to do to mitigate such damage and get things stabilized and productive again, “Like it never even happened.”
 
Our employees have experience in working in almost every environment and can get your operations back on track again using effective methods that address all of your concerns. Our teams significantly reduce the amount of time your business remains stalled or at partial capacity because of SERVPRO's commitment to the mitigation and restoration of your property.
 
We use thermal imaging cameras equipped with infrared technology to locate the disintegrated areas in your roof that require attention and repairs, so roofing professionals spend less time performing the necessary work. Shaving time off wherever possible by ensuring that we mark every opening in your warehouse's roof also means that roofers carry out a thorough job in re-securing your roof but still finishing quickly.
 
On the inside of your warehouse, water damage can affect raw materials, produced goods, equipment, internal structures, and the environment your employees work in, so getting standing water extracted needs to happen quickly. This might involve small puddles under equipment or hidden water inside cracks in the concrete slab. SERVPRO works with you during the water damage mitigation process and does everything possible to assist you in reducing associated costs.
 
We use different equipment to bring water vapor levels back down to normal. Air movers keep water vapor from condensing while desiccant machines extract the moisture from the air as it passes through. Our Injectidry equipment sends warm, dry air into small cavities in walls, ceilings, and flooring to speed up evaporation rates. Normal humidity does not permit mold to grow, and it also does not facilitate water damage in spreading. Cleaning up any current water damage in your warehouse can take place once the conditions that created it no longer exist.
 
SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is ready to take your call about your business's water damage situation. Contact us, day or night, at (818) 998-1500. We also serve businesses in Winnetka and Bell Canyon.

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Revealed: Making a Quick, Educated Choice About Water Damage Remediation in Canoga Park is Crucial

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Revealed: Making a Quick, Educated Choice About Water Damage Remediation in Canoga Park is Crucial Regardless of whether the water damage in your home is a large gush of water or accumulates slowly behind walls, contact team SERVPRO for services.

Fast Response for Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Home

There are many threats to your Canoga Park home that you can handle on your own with conventional cleaning approaches or some education for simple repairs. When it comes to water damages that threaten your property, these situations often require the expertise and education of skilled restoration technicians with the tools to do the job correctly. Failure to clean up water damage incidents in your home appropriately can lead to worsening conditions like mold and microbial growth.

Choosing the right team of restorers to overcome this water damage in your Canoga Park residence does not have to be a challenging task. You need specialists that can arrive quickly when disaster strikes, have the knowledge and skill set to help, and the equipment necessary to restore your home quickly. Our SERVPRO rapid response team fits into these requirements to provide our customers with comprehensive restoration packages for their home right when disaster strikes.

Our SERVPRO franchise prides itself on providing 24-hour assistance to the customers within our service area because disasters do not always wait until normal business hours. You have a team of highly trained technicians at your disposal whenever you need us, and a simple phone call can get boots on the ground with the equipment necessary to preserve your property and the contents within it.

The equipment available to our technicians showcases the advanced technology available to the restoration industry by providing efficient solutions to extraction and drying necessary to restore your water-damaged home. From our fast extraction equipment like truck-mounted pumps and extraction wands to our high-powered air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers for fast drying, we can protect your home from further damage.

You might not have given much thought to restoration companies before, but when you get posed with substantial water damage to your property, you need a team you can trust to help. Our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills are available 24/7 to help you clean up the mess and protect your property from the harmful effects of water damages. Give us a call today at (818) 998-1500.

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Canoga Park Grapples with The Woolsey Wildfire—SERVPRO Helps

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Canoga Park Grapples with The Woolsey Wildfire—SERVPRO Helps Canoga Park and the Woolsey Wildfire Being Extinguished by Our Brave Firefighters and Pilots

Fast Restoration for Your Fire-Damaged Canoga Park Home

With evacuations throughout the area, many residents sought refuge from the devastating Woolsey Wildfire in Canoga Park Senior High School while firefighters worked day and night to suppress its spread and progression. Homes throughout the area have gotten destroyed, substantially damaged, and otherwise adversely affected by this catastrophe and now seek professional restoration assistance to overcome the damages.

With many homeowners getting their first look at how Woolsey affected their Canoga Park property, many do not fully understand the effectiveness and efficiency available to them from our skilled technicians. Our IICRC-certified fire restoration technicians have the equipment and the expertise to handle everything from reconstruction preparation to premier cleanup and deodorization efforts.

Some homes were regrettably directly in the path of the fire, consuming them entirely. Many other properties experienced a degree of structural damage that must get removed to rebuild and restore the home entirely. Our SERVPRO technicians can help to prepare your property for these reconstruction efforts through our controlled demolition techniques that remove only the unsalvageable materials to make the contracting work as efficient as possible.

Our premier cleaning services can help to overcome soot, debris, soil, and ash throughout the interior of your home. With deep cleaning equipment for carpets, fabrics, and furniture, we can help to preserve these elements. Our high-powered vacuums can help to remove set in debris and soot from surfaces, as well as eliminate contaminants and particulates trapped in your HVAC system.

The SERVPRO professionals that get dispatched to the emergency in your home have the skills and the equipment to overcome smoke and odors as well. Our air scrubbers and thermal foggers can work to both clean the environment throughout the affected areas of your home and neutralize harsh odors that get trapped inside.

Woolsey has affected many properties throughout the past week, and there are damages yet to get calculated. Do not wait to get the help that you need. Trust our SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills fire restoration specialists to help you restore your fire-damaged home quickly. Give us a call anytime at (818) 998-1500.

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Storms Can Spell Trouble For Your Canoga Park Home!

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storms Can Spell Trouble For Your Canoga Park Home! When you find flood damage inside of your home, it is essential to call for professional remediation services as soon as you possibly can.

Seasonal Storms And An Old Roof Can Lead To Flood Damage Inside Your Canoga Park Home

It's essential to pay attention to the condition of your roof before heading into the stormy season, and eventually winter, as a weak roof can lead to flood damage inside of your home. However, accidents can happen and life can get busy. The last thing you expected to find when returning home after a long day of work was a living room filled with large puddles of water that leaked into your home from the roof above during the rainy day. Despite how overwhelming this situation can be, it is comforting to know that professional help can be contacted nearby to assist in the situation.

When you find flood damage inside of your Canoga Park home, it is essential to call for professional remediation services as soon as you possibly can. The longer the standing water is inside your home, the more time it has to sink into your floorboards and cause water damage to the structure of your home. Leaving it even longer can eventually lead to complications such as mold damage. The sooner that you get professionals into your home, the more likely it is that the water can be cleaned up with ease and the remediation can be successful.

When SERVPRO is called to your home, we always aim to show up as quickly as we can so our technicians can get to work right away. We pride ourselves on being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Once our crew arrives at the job site, our SERVPRO techs can unload our equipment and begin addressing the standing water in your home right away.

Our technicians can use tools such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the excess water from your living room floors. Afterward, SERVPRO can use moisture meters and thermal imaging technology to look for pockets of moisture and pinpoint where to use our drying technology around your walls. Once we set up our air movers and dehumidifiers, the moisture in the walls can begin to dry. After the moisture levels of your home are returned to their pre-flooded state, our job is finished, and you can enjoy your flood damage free home once more.

Should you ever find flood damage in your home, it is imperative for you to seek out help right away. Make a call to SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills by dialing (818) 998-1500. Day or night, we're open to assist you.

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Our Team At SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Disaster In Your Canoga Park Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Team At SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Disaster In Your Canoga Park Home Both moisture that is present on the floor and vapor in the air can both cause extensive water damage.

Water Damage Professionals In Canoga Park Talk About Possible Dangers

If a pipe breaks or an appliance ever malfunctions inside your Canoga Park home, moisture will follow gravity and affect every building material it touches on the way down. Both moisture that is present on the floor and vapor in the air can both cause extensive water damage.

Stagnant water can be dangerous and become a breeding ground for harmful bacterias. When moisture penetrates building materials, it can also make them lose their structural integrity. Even though with smaller leaks it is possible to do by yourself, it is still wise to contact SERVPRO to ensure all of the proper steps of restoration get followed.

After a mishap takes place on your property, it is vital to be conscious of possible hazards that could have been created. Before our SERVPRO technicians begin mitigating any water damage situation in Canoga Park, we take several steps to ensure that the work area is safe. If the problem is minor, our technicians can often fix the issue themselves. If the problem is more severe, like advanced electrical issues, then we can call in a licensed subcontractor to repair the problem. In these cases, our team blocks off the hazardous area of your house until the problem can get mitigated.

When moisture gets onto the floor, it can create slip hazardous that are labeled and then dealt with during the extraction process. If materials like drywall or ceiling tiles get wet, they can create fall hazards. To avoid problems with things falling our SERVPRO technicians remove in possible building materials that seem like they are weak enough to fall.

Stagnant or standing water itself can be dangerous; therefore extraction is usually the first step we take during the mitigation process. Even if the source of the issue is a clean water source, parasites and bacteria can still form in the affected areas if not treated quickly. Moisture can also attract insects and small rodents if not removed promptly. If you ever notice standing water after a leak, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 24/7.

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Fast Action Is Required When Mold Is Located In Your Canoga Park Property

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Fast Action Is Required When Mold Is Located In Your Canoga Park Property Spores are microscopic and can easily penetrate even the tiniest cracks and openings in your walls and floors.

What Can Happen Without Early Action For Mold Damage In Canoga Park

We urge everyone in Canoga Park with mold damage in their home to call SERVPRO sooner rather than later. Otherwise, mold can grow and spread around the house and become an even greater problem. In some cases, homeowners may see visible growth die and fade and think that their worries are over, only to later discover a much more serious colony growing elsewhere. Getting us on the scene ensures that any hidden patches of growth can be found and that none of these severe complications result.

Mold In HVAC Systems
One of the most common places our experts find mold damage in Canoga Park homes is the HVAC system. Because all the air in the house circulates through a few enclosed, dark spaces, airborne mold spores can accumulate on filters, corners, and debris in the system. The only way you are likely to find out about growth here is through your nose, as the odors from any infestations in the HVAC system are likely to spread around the house quickly. Our technicians are experts at finding and removing mold colonies here and are fully HVAC certified.

Behind Walls And Below Floors
Spores are microscopic and can easily penetrate even the tiniest cracks and openings in your walls and floors. Once below the surface, they may find a dark, warm, and food-rich environment to grow. In many cases, these infestations grow to an incredible size before any visible mold appears in the home. As part of our standard inspections, we use moisture detection technology to identify potential colonies hidden behind the surfaces of your home.

Quarantines
In some cases, the mold damage may be so extensive as to require a quarantine. Usually, only a room or section of the house gets cut off, but that depends on how severe the infestation is. Quarantines are done to contain the damage and prevent it from spreading any further, but are also a safety precaution, as mold damage may cause health effects to those without protective gear. Calling SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage is the best way to avoid quarantines entirely.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is ready on a 24/7 basis to help your home deal with mold damage crises large and small. Just call us at (818) 998-1500.

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Get Rid Of Your Fire Damage Problems In West Hills Once And For All

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Get Rid Of Your Fire Damage Problems In West Hills Once And For All At SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills, our goal is to remediate the effects of a fire no matter the level of damage.

Remediating Fire Damage In West Hills

There is never just one type of debris or residue left after a West Hills home fire. That is because the fire burns at different speeds, destroying dozens or even hundreds of types of materials. Both of these factors generate many types of residues that make cleaning and restoring property more difficult.

These two factors and more determine the level of fire damage to West Hills homes. For SERVPRO technicians, the damage level also helps us determine which methods and tools we use to reduce and eliminate the effects, returning each home to its original condition before the fire took place.

The lowest level of damage is, obviously, minor. Here, most of the damage remains close to the source of the fire and does not spread through the entire home. The residues it leaves behind are considered light-to-moderate and easily cleaned from furniture, walls, and ceilings using sponges and mild cleaners for the most part. The residues also generate fairly mild odors, and technicians remove them with the residues. Some minor repainting may be required, and items like books may need replacing.

Medium damage requires SERVPRO technicians to use stronger cleaners and dispose of more property. Residues from smoke and soot are thicker, spread farther into the home, and require more effort to remove. They also generate stronger odors. Items like marble countertops may require a stiff brush to break up the residues so technicians can clean them from the grout and other surfaces. At this level, there is enough damage from heat and flames to force removing building material like drywall panels and ceiling tiles.

Heat and flames make up a much larger part of major damage, however. The fire burns through the panels and tiles to reach the framing behind them. The heat becomes so intense that curtains can burn completely and windows shatter. If the fire reaches nigh enough, it can damage the roof and even compromise the support structure holding it up. Damage this severe often requires our restoration teams to board up broken windows and even doors to prevent secondary damage, trespassing, and vandalism.

Restoring your home after a fire is difficult and can be expensive. At SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills, our goal is to remediate the effects of a fire no matter the level of damage. If you are dealing with the results of this summer’s fires, contact us at (818) 998-1500 to schedule an appointment and start returning your home to its original condition.

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