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Why Canoga Park Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Disaster Mitigation and Remediation
It stands to reason professionals train to give their all to customers, but when they live in communities served, there is an extra impetus to provide top-notch services. Canoga Park residents rely on our crews to treat every water, fire, mold, and storm damage project as though the disaster is in our neighborhood. We live, play, volunteer, and work in this and other nearby areas of Los Angeles. Your crisis hits home with our team.
Whether a pipe broke, a sink overflowed, a sprinkler system worked overtime, an appliance pump wore out, or another crisis struck, Canoga Park water cleanup is a job for our professionals. Our team of experts completes rigorous training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC). That research-based foundation combined with the many years of water mitigation and remediation experience among our managers and technicians assures your home soon may be returned to preloss condition.
A fast response is needed for the most successful outcome, and our SERVPRO team can be at your home fast because we work in and are residents of the same area. Our service vehicles contain a full complement of equipment needed to remove water and perform comprehensive structural drying, brooking no delay. Expect our project manager or crew chief to assess the scenario and devise a plan quickly. Then our technicians get immediately to work upon a signed agreement.
Pumps and extractors remove visible water. We employ thermal imaging and moisture meters to locate hidden pockets of water and set baselines for the drying phase to come. If trapped water presents challenges, we use controlled demolition strategies to release or gain access to it. Air movers, heater, and dehumidifiers take on the lingering moisture in structural components. Cleaning and disinfecting with EPA-registered products round out the tasks completed to return your home to normal status.
Responding fast to fire, soot, and smoke damage in Canoga Park is one of our core services. We pledge to guide our customers through this very stressful event with compassion as our highly-qualified workers evaluate, plan and implement the fire damage restoration industry’s best practices. We are ready to commence mitigation and remediation as soon as we arrive, soon after the fire department releases your home back to you for mitigation and remediation purposes.
Why SERVPRO is positioned well to provide help for you during your time of troubles is simple. We commit to being there for our community, preparing for the challenge by investing in our employees and our hardware. Our crews feature IICRC-certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) ready to clean up smoke and soot residues using professionally developed techniques and effective products. The equipment employed by our employees is state-of-the-art and accompanies our crews to the worksite on our signature green service vehicles.
We limit the disruption to you and your family, containing the work areas if possible with air scrubbers and heavy-duty plastic sheeting to permit normal activities in unaffected spaces inside your home. Once the soot and debris clear away, we work with you on odor elimination. Our company has many resources available for odor control, including technological advances like thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators that neutralize odor-bearing particles at the molecular level.
Mold damage in your Canoga Park home can be very distressing, making you feel inadequate and fearful of judgment. We are privileged to have the trained technicians and specialized equipment to help you compassionately with this frustrating problem. During our mold remediation, we also take the time to explain to you how and why the growth occurred and what you can do to minimize the probability of mold damage in the future.
Mold spores are always nearby, floating in the air and settled on surfaces inside and outside of our homes. Availability of a bit of water and only 24 to 48 hours can result in full-blown mold colonization. A precise protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is mastered by our employees, why SERVPRO is your go-to for mold issues as well as other disasters. We can mobilize a remediation crew fast to help you manage a challenging problem.
We contain the moldy area with plastic barriers and perhaps the use of a negative pressure air scrubbing set up. The mold removes mechanically as our technicians use brushes, scrapers, and gentle abradants like soda blasting. Vacuuming and bagging up the debris precedes the application of an EPA-registered disinfectant. Priming with special antimicrobial-infused coatings also inhibits future mold growth.
Count on us to help with the planning of a moisture management system that avoids most fungal growth in the future. Prevention is the key to a complete mold remediation agenda.
Canoga Park can experience storm damage directly and as a result of being downstream on various waterways flowing from the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. The confluence of Bell Creek and Calabasas Creek are the headwaters of the Los Angeles River right in the center of the neighborhood. When extreme weather forms off the coast and sweeps toward our community, homeowners can deal with rain and wind damage as well as overland flooding.
Previous wildfire activity in the elevations around our community increases the possibility that flash flooding in the creeks and washes could bring significant mud, silt, and other contamination into your home. Rising to the challenge of managing floodwaters complicated by mudslides shows why SERVPRO can meet any of your storm disaster needs. We arrive at your home ready for a wide range of scenarios, with the equipment and know-how.
Flood water is, by definition, contaminated, and we are familiar with the requirement that the fluid and debris be contained and disposed of following local regulations. Because the water may contain debris or fecal-borne pathogens, we wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and often set up air scrubbers during the project to filter and exhaust airborne hazards stirred up during the work. Our technicians clean and disinfect surfaces in the flooded area with EPA-registered products, vigilant at all times to inspect for mold or other secondary damage.
The team at SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills awaits your call if water, fire, mold, or storms damage your home. Reach us at (818) 998-1500 and see how we take care of members of our community.
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Neglecting to Clean Your Toaster Can Lead to Fire Damage in Your Winnetka Home
Many kitchen appliances can cause fire damage in your home, but toasters are often overlooked. As anyone knows, a toaster dries out the surface of the bread slices inside as it heats up. Any crumbs that fall to the bottom of the device can begin to build up and make a mound of kindling. As the toaster heats up, and the crumbs begin to build up so high that they're close to the heating panels, a fire could start. For this reason, it's essential to regularly clean out devices that could be a fire hazard if left unchecked.
When it comes to the fire damage in your Winnetka kitchen, you were close enough to extinguish it quickly. However, during the blaze, your toaster was ruined, and the wall behind it became caked with soot. The stain on your wall is unsightly, and the smell from the fire in your kitchen is unpleasant. In order to have these problems corrected, it would be wise to reach out for professional help as soon as possible.
When you call SERVPRO, we always make sure to send our technicians to your home swiftly. While you wait, you can focus on opening up windows in your kitchen to try and disperse some of the unpleasant odor. Furthermore, you could also throw away the ruined toaster.
When SERVPRO arrives, our technicians can get to work right away. We ensure that all of our technicians are certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. Additionally, they have gone through many training scenarios to prepare them for any challenges they find on the job.
Our techs can begin by setting up an air scrubber equipped with carbon filters. The device pulls airborne particles into it and filters out anything undesirably before releasing the "clean air" back into the atmosphere, dealing with the unpleasant odor. From there, SERVPRO can use a lubricative cleaning solution designed to lift soot and grime away from the surface it is attached to while also doing minimal fire damage to the paint layer underneath. Once finished, our technicians can return your kitchen to you, "Like it never even happened."
When a small fire happens inside of your home, it is always wise to get help. Speak with SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills by phoning (818) 998-1500. No matter when you call, we're available to help you.
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Flood Damage West Hills – Leaking Roof
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Southern California is a great place to live with lots of sunshine and great weather. But every so often a storm rolls in with lots of wind and rain. A roof may be damaged by high winds or debris and then it rains! Water pours into your home causing a great deal of damage to your ceiling, walls, floors and all of your contents. In many cases the flood damage is limited to one room for a leaky roof. However, a flash flood can cause catastrophic damage to your home.
Regardless of the type of damage, SERVPRO can respond to your flood damage in West Hills quickly providing emergency restoration services for your home. Once the situation is stabilized, our team completes a full assessment. We begin mitigation activities immediately to manage and control further damage.
Our team is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Other certifications include ASD (Applied Structural Drying Technician) and RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation. We often find that after major flood damage we need to restore homes that have used lead-based paints. This occurs often with older structures.
Depending on the situation, tarps may be needed to cover areas of the roof that have been damaged and are leaking. Broken windows and doors are boarded up to prevent further damage from wind and rain. Once the situation is under control, water removal, de-humidification and drying takes place.
Working closely with your insurance provider our SERVPRO team begins restoration of your home. Your home may also need our cleaning services in a flood situation. We clean your carpets, floors, fabrics and soft materials. We dry and recover as many of your keepsakes and mementos as possible. We clean all hard surfaces as well. Our objective is to restore your house so that if feels like home again.
We are strategically located to respond quickly to your flood damaging event. Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for 24/7 service. We also serve Winnetka and Bell Canyon. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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Commercial Water Damage Crews In Canoga Park Discuss Potential Problems With Hotels
Hotels in Canoga Park are one type of business that has several water lines running fluids in and out of them. The more water that runs through a building, the bigger the chance commercial water damage can occur. Once a pipe supplying one of your hotel rooms with water breaks, the moisture can affect several places. The liquid H2O first follows gravity and heads straight to the floor, and then it starts to spread out horizontally. In multi-level buildings, the seepage may affect other rooms in the verticle tower. As soon as you notice a plumbing failure inside one of your hotel rooms, it is wise to call in a professional commercial water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO.
At SERVPRO, our technicians know that when it comes to working on a project in your place of business, that time is money. Our water restoration technicians or WRTs know ways to mitigate commercial water damage in Canoga Park promptly. We start by being able to answer our phones 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our WRTs live in the area so that our team is ready to respond after we receive your emergency phone call. We can get to your hotel quickly and start assessing the situation.
We first figure out which rooms inside your hotel got negatively affected by the water leak. We do this by using moisture sensors to detect the presence of water inside the carpets, drywall, and wooden items inside your hotel rooms. Our instruments can tell us where the damage exists, and they let us know how wet your drywall and wooden materials got as a result of the plumbing failure.
Once we determine the severity of the situation, we start the mitigation process by extracting moisture while it is in its liquid form. Once all of the liquid H2O gets removed by our advanced pumps and wet vacs, we begin the applied structural drying or ASD process. During the ASD stage, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to help speed up the natural drying and evaporation process. All this work is done keeping in mind to minimize disruption to the guests while ensuring the rooms are available for future bookings.
If you ever notice a water pipe leaking inside your hotel, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 seven days a week.
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Canoga Park Homes Benefit from SERVPRO's Rapid Floodwater Removal and Drying
SERVPRO Extracts Floodwaters and Cleans Up the Mess in Canoga Park
SERVPRO Cleans Up Post-Drought Flood Damage in Canoga Park
After the long period of drought in this part of California, the long-awaited rains, unfortunately, have the potential to bring flood damage. The firm, dry ground is unable to absorb the rainwater adequately, and it can intrude into homes quickly.
SERVPRO received a call to mitigate flood damage to a Canoga Park home. Groundwater is a category three biohazard also known as “blackwater” and requires specialized equipment and cleaners to bring affected areas to sanitary standards for habitation.
Even though our technicians arrived a short time after the initial call, there was very little standing water left in the kitchen area where the intrusion happened. Our technicians wore protective clothing and scoped the room to determine areas where water migrated.
Water extraction efforts began almost immediately. We used portable pumps and made several passes to pull up as much moisture as possible from the surface of the floor. We found areas of excessive moisture behind the baseboards, which were removed to allow adequate air flow for drying. Thermal imaging showed water wicked into the sheetrock of a single wall. We used a technique known as “flood cuts” that is a form of controlled demolition that removes only the damaged sheetrock and leaves the framework for rebuilding upon.
Mold is a significant concern after water damage as the spores can set up home within 48-hours after a water intrusion. During the drying process of our remediation, SERVPRO technicians set drying goals in the humidity range that is below optimal conditions for mold growth, usually around 40%. We lower the humidity quickly using our dehumidifiers in tandem with air movers.
This setup works well because as the air movers cause water vapor to rise, the dehumidifiers capture and port it away from the area resulting in progressively drier air flowing into the room which speeds the overall drying process. Once the area confirms dry, and the room attains preset drying goals, we clean and disinfect all affected surfaces to leave the area both sanitized and hygienic.
SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is available at (818) 998-1500 24-hours a day to help homeowners overcome flood damage and get their lives back to normal. Whether the water damage is a little or a lot, with our equipment and experience, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
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You Can Reach Our Experts 24/7 When Your Canoga Park Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster
Our certified technicians handle small or large water loss events, and since we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
Water Damage In Your Canoga Park home
Water damage can happen in ways you might expect, such as a broken supply line to a washing machine or dishwasher. An unexpected water loss in your home feels overwhelming, and the longer you wait to act on it, the more damage it does to your home.
Our SERVPRO emergency response team received a call to mitigate water damage in a Canoga Park home. The homeowner's teenage daughter had run a bath and forgot she left the water running while she chatted with friends on Snapchat.
The homeowner stated during his initial call to us that he put down towels to absorb the water and drained the tub. Unfortunately, water dripped through the downstairs ceiling and noted this issue in the service call, so our technicians made scoping the subflooring and floor joists between the first and second floor a priority as they most likely retained excessive moisture.
On arrival, we removed water from the bathroom floor and did several passes with our extractors to pull up as much moisture as possible. The ceiling below was damp, but no signs of sagging, scoping with digital imaging and our other moisture detection equipment confirmed the elevated moisture levels. We drilled weep holes to let more air into the floor joists and dry the interior.
SERVPRO technicians collected the tile around the bathtub as it lost adhesion due to the water. Our technicians possess certifications in Applied Structural Drying and know how to correctly dry both structures and contents for the best outcome from water loss. Air movers connected to drying mats forced warm, dry air into the subfloor and floor joists. Air movers positioned on the first floor projected air directly at the ceiling where the weep holes let more air flow in for complete drying.
We take moisture readings before, during, and after drying a room. To inhibit both odors and the growth of mold after a water loss, ensuring humidity levels in the affected areas are below optimum levels development of spores negates this issue.
When the upstairs and downstairs areas were confirmed dry, we cleaned and disinfected all surfaces affected by water with our proprietary SERVPRO formulas. This action leaves the area both sanitary and also works to inhibit mold. After completion of the remediation for the bathroom and ceiling, we gave the homeowner a list of the necessary repairs to restore the bathroom to its preloss condition.
Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for mitigation of your water damage in your home. Our certified technicians handle small or large water loss events, and since we are local, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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What Canoga Park/West Hills Must Know About Costly Water Damage from Leaks
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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
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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
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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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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