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Call Us If Your Canoga Park Property Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

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We Share an Office in Canoga Park, but do we Also Share Water Damage?

In today's sharing economy, it's not uncommon to find an office hosting different businesses or entrepreneurs under one same roof. A tutor in Canoga Park may co-exist with a writer, a cartoon artist, and a web developer in a shared office space, which allows each of them to benefit from lower overhead while working in a creative environment. However, the sharing economy also includes sharing misfortune. When a pipe breaks and covers your teaching material, hand-drawn material, or manuscript, everyone involved needs to make a swift decision and bring in a team of experts to help.

Water damage in a commercial establishment in Canoga Park is well within our expertise at SERVPRO. The knowledge our technicians acquire on the field and in the classroom translates into a comprehensive plan for drying, disinfecting, and restoring your shared office. All you need to do is call our 24/7 line as soon as you become aware of the emergency, and allow our Green Fleet to work for you.

At SERVPRO, we understand how losing time and work product can be catastrophic to your finances and professional development. To minimize the impact of the water damage on your working hours, we can use a combination of water extraction tools to your benefit. If the volume of standing water is considerable, we may bring a pump that allows us to connect directly to public sewers to dispose of the water. Our team can directly handle any authorities or guidelines regarding the proper disposal of wastewaters. It is our job to handle these details, so you do not have to.

As you see, extractors and air movers within your office space, you may also see our SERVPRO team examining the status of any documents, drawings, or books affected by the water. Our goal is to restore as much as possible by applying specialized techniques focusing on recovering documents. Whenever possible, we dry items such as desks and bookcases in place, in an attempt to minimize further damage while moving pieces out of the office.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills is your ally when water compromises your workplace. Whether you have partners during this unfortunate incident, or you are the sole user of your office space, we are an extension of your team. Like you, we want to disrupt life as little as possible. Call us at (818) 998-1500 and let us leave your workspace “Like it never even happened.”

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We Act Fast In Canoga Park After A Water Loss

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Our dehumidifiers and air movers working hard to remove water vapor Our dehumidifier and air movers worked hard to remove water vapor from this room after a pipe busted. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Water Damage Canoga Park – Long Term Leaks & Mold

Leaks around windows, and also from pipes with pinhole leaks inside walls can lead to the growth of mold and cause long term water damage with potential health risks. In many cases, the first time a homeowner notices that there is a problem is the musty smell in specific rooms in their homes. There may be no signs of water, yet there is that ongoing smell that lingers.

SERVPRO provides water damage services in Canoga Park and surrounding areas. We deal with water damage and mold infestations often. Whenever there is a dark, warm place with moisture and a food source, mold can begin to grow exponentially in less than 48 hours. We are available on a 24 / 7 basis to respond and help deal with water damage and mold growth.

Mold Growing Inside Walls & Crevices

While there are no apparent signs of water leakage, the musty smell is a give away that there is a leak somewhere, and mold spores have begun to multiply. SERVPRO has a variety of methods to detect high moisture areas and the source of the musty smell in these situations. We use moisture meters and infrared cameras to detect areas that are not dry.

Infrared cameras show wet areas that are cooler in temperature due to high moisture levels compared to dry areas. Moisture meters can check surfaces as well as penetrate drywall to detect high moisture areas. Many clients are surprised to learn there is a mold infestation inside a wall after we have shown pictures from our infrared cameras and opened up the wall.

Vinyl wallpaper acts almost like a vapor barrier. The wall behind the wallpaper may be damp, while the exterior of the wallpaper is dry. Mold can grow on the wallboard under the vinyl wallpaper and not be detected by the homeowner.

SERVPRO can help find the source of the mold, the water damage, and dry the underlying structure. Repairs can also be completed to avoid future problems of this type.

Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Bell Canyon, Winnetka, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Team Arrives Quickly In Canoga Park After A Flood

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Our desiccant dehumidifier in a parking lot We provide the state of the art equipment needed such as this desiccant dehumidifier shown in the photo. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Flood Damage in Canoga Park Garage and Kitchen

One of the most common causes of flash floods that result in flood damage to properties in the local area happens due to periods of drought. When the ground becomes hardened from lack of rain, it doesn't readily absorb moisture, and the rainwater tends to run off.

A homeowner in Canoga Park with flood damage had almost an inch of water on the floor in their kitchen. The water entered the attached garage and came into the home. When this happened, the first call was to SERVPRO for extraction and drying.

Scoping for Water Migration

SERVPRO technicians inspect the property to determine all areas of water loss. Floodwater wicks into sheetrock quickly and commonly needs controlled demolition to limit the damage to the structure. Fortunately for the homeowner, the seal on the grout on the kitchen floor tiles did not allow any seepage of the water. The baseboards and the lower portion of the sheetrock around the room got removed for drying.

Thorough Extraction Lessens Drying Time

The techs use multiple pumps to remove the remaining water rapidly. It is standard for the techs to do several "dry" passes to ensure they remove the highest amount of moisture before moving on to the drying phase.

Complete Drying Lessens Loss

When water gets left behind within walls or other areas after a flood damage loss in a home, there is the potential for serious issues such as damaged building materials, mold growth, and pungent odors. The technicians set drying goals and monitor the process carefully to ensure the area with water damage hits preset ambient humidity levels. The use of specific equipment to drive air within wall cavities and over the flooring to ensure embedded moisture gets pushed to the surface and removed by the dehumidification equipment.

Cleaning After Drying is Essential

Once the kitchen is dry, SERVPRO techs wipe down all surfaces with their professional antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaners to ensure the loss area is left sanitized for reuse.

When flood damage is the problem, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills (818) 998-1500. Their certified techs have both the experience and equipment to make the water loss to the property, "Like it never even happened."

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We Get You Back In Business In Canoga Park After A Water Loss

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

One of our air movers drying the floor of this property after a flood We have the latest water damage restoration equipment and certified technicians to put that equipment to proper use. Call us right away.

Water Damage Canoga Park – Trusted by Clients

Whether you are a residential or business owner, clients are looking for someone that can be trusted to get the job done. Our customers look for a fast response to their needs, professional team members, and experts trained in remediating damage caused by water leaks in their buildings. Clients also want their possessions cleaned, restored, and returned in their original condition.

SERVPRO provides water damage services in Canoga Park and surrounding areas. Our owner has been in the business for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience and training in every job. Our teams are available 24 hours, seven days a week, and respond to your site in less than 4 hours from your call. Our philosophy is to restore whenever possible rather than replace it. This process saves time, cost, and, most importantly, returns cherished possessions to the owner.

Hard Work Pays Dividends for Our clients

Our ongoing commitment to improving our equipment based on industry standards means we have the most advanced equipment available. We can also apply advanced techniques using this equipment and the training our team continually undertakes to handle every challenge.

SERVPRO also utilizes a program, DryBook, exclusively to manage the progress of all of our restoration projects. We measure your water damage incident against industry standards for recovery and restoration.

Occasionally there are significant incidents that require additional resources than are available locally. One of the significant benefits of the SERVPRO franchise is that we can call on our franchise partners for assistance. Whether it is additional equipment, team members, specific expertise, rest assured our SERVPRO partners can be available to meet the challenge.

We are a locally owned franchise with over 20 years of experience and backed up by over 1500 franchises across the country.

Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Bell Canyon, Winnetka, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Home

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring We can make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

Professionals Can Use Specialized Techniques to Handle Water Damage in Your Canoga Park Home

It is difficult to estimate the damage that water can cause in a property. You can remove the water that came from a leaking appliance or burst pipe, but it takes more than that to restore your residence to its pre-incident state. For this to happen, you must remove the water, clean up the affected surfaces, and dry your home thoroughly.

When you notice water damage in your Canoga Park residence, you can seek help from SERVPRO. Our team can take several steps to prevent costly secondary destruction. Remember that even a small water loss incident can bring about mold growth, which can cause an unhealthy environment for the residents. Every restoration project is different, but there are a few basics steps we can take to handle the water damage, such as:

Water removal
Water removal is the primary step that our technicians take to hasten the drying process. Porous surfaces such as carpets can hold a significant amount of water and take longer to dry. Our technicians can use a self-propelled deep extraction tool that is powered by an independent motor that moves the unit at a consistent rate over the carpet. Since the device requires weight to squeeze the water out of the carpeting, our technicians can ride on it to provide additional weight.

Intra wall drying
To leave your property as dry as it was before the unfortunate incident happened, we can dry the affected areas thoroughly using special techniques and equipment. Our SERVPRO team can use moisture-eliminating equipment that dries the inside of walls without having to remove the drywall. We can remove the baseboards and drill small holes through walls close to the base. We can then force air into the cavity behind the wall using structural cavity drying equipment. This equipment directs airflow into wall cavities and other hard to reach areas to ensure that they are adequately dry. This strategy is suitable when the water intrusion resulted from above the room we are treating.

Ventilation and heating
Our team can open windows and doors to enhance air circulation. In some situations, we can place portable heaters inside the affected rooms to increase the rate of evaporation.

Dehumidification
Our team can set up dehumidification equipment in your home to remove the moisture from affected structures and contents. We often use refrigerant dehumidifiers to eliminate water vapor from the air. Minimizing the amount of water vapor in the air reduces the humidity ratio. A lower humidity ratio speeds up the rate of evaporation of moisture in a house and its contents. Professional low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers reduce relative humidity to as low as ten percent.

After a water intrusion incident in your West Hills, Winnetka, or Bell Canyon home, call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 to help. We can make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Canoga Park Water Damage Restoration

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Three dehumidifiers working to remove the water vapor in this roomd Our dehumidifiers and air movers worked hard to remove the last vestiges of water vapor from the already partially demolished floor in this home.

Water Damage Canoga Park – Trusted by Clients

Whether you are a residential or business owner, clients are looking for someone that can be trusted to get the job done. Our customers look for a fast response to their needs, professional team members, and experts trained in remediating damage caused by water leaks in their buildings. Clients also want their possessions cleaned, restored, and returned in their original condition.

SERVPRO provides water damage services in Canoga Park and surrounding areas. Our owner has been in the business for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience and training in every job. Our teams are available 24 hours, seven days a week, and respond to your site in less than 4 hours from your call. Our philosophy is to restore whenever possible rather than replace it. This process saves time, cost, and, most importantly, returns cherished possessions to the owner.

Hard Work Pays Dividends for Our clients

Our ongoing commitment to improving our equipment based on industry standards means we have the most advanced equipment available. We can also apply advanced techniques using this equipment and the training our team continually undertakes to handle every challenge.

SERVPRO also utilizes a program, DryBook, exclusively to manage the progress of all of our restoration projects. We measure your water damage incident against industry standards for recovery and restoration.

Occasionally there are significant incidents that require additional resources than are available locally. One of the significant benefits of the SERVPRO franchise is that we can call on our franchise partners for assistance. Whether it is additional equipment, team members, specific expertise, rest assured our SERVPRO partners can be available to meet the challenge.

We are a locally owned franchise with over 20 years of experience and backed up by over 1500 franchises across the country.

Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Bell Canyon, Winnetka, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

See more about Canoga Park.

Wet Cleaning vs. Dry Cleaning after Fire Damage in West Hills

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning fire damaged brick on brick house Call SERVPRO for any Fire Damage remediation your home needs. We are available day and night.

Cleaning Methods For Your West Hills Home After a Fire Incident

After a house fire, one of the significant issues is often the cleanup. If not handled correctly, you can end up with a bigger mess and longer-lasting odors by using the incorrect methods to clean your home. Not only do your possessions (contents) such as your clothing require cleaning before you can wear them again, but you also need to clean the structure itself during the restoration process.

If your home experienced fire damage in West Hills, you might be overwhelmed with the process of getting your house back to its preloss condition. After everyone is safely out of the house, and it is secure by boarding or tarping any exposed areas, restoration specialists get to work cleaning the structure of your home. They may also remove some of your personal belongings for off-site care.

The structure is any part of the house that is permanent. This includes walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows are all part of the structure. Structural components include things that are not easily removed, such as bath and light fixtures, the heating and cooling system (HVAC), and cabinets. Cleaning the structure and its components pose unique challenges. The goal is to return the home to the preloss condition, which means removing the lasting effects of the fire damage, including removing smoke residues and stubborn odors.

The SERVPRO restoration team creates a plan, including methods of structural cleaning. After creating the plan, small areas of each building material or item get tested to ensure the correct method of cleaning. By testing, the team determines which materials are washable and which are non-washable. If a porous item is non-washable, using a water-based cleaning product may result in damaging or staining the item further, so they use a dry method such as dry sponge cleaning.

Technicians also examine the types of residues left by the fire to determine if a wet or dry clean is more appropriate. If there is an oil or grease residue from a kitchen fire, dry solvent cleaning is often the best choice even though water-based products may not damage the material. It is an essential part of the plan to determine the appropriate way to clean each material within the home.

For 24/7 assistance after a house fire, contact SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500.

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Flood Damage Loss In Your Canoga Park Home

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Proper Documentation of Flood Damage Loss in Canoga Park

Flooding leaves many types of damages when it affects a property. In the haste to restore things to normal, it is possible to miss or overlook some issues. Properly documenting a loss in your Canoga Park home is the only way to ensure that there are no oversights. As a professional restorer, SERVPRO takes a comprehensive approach when documenting the loss.

Documenting Loss to Help with Insurance Claims
Having an active insurance cover is the greatest reassurance to homeowners struck by flood damage loss in Canoga Park. However, insurers require proof of loss to cover the costs of restoring the damages. Our SERVPRO technicians document the loss in different ways, including taking photos inside and outside the structure before starting the restoration. We also use electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, to record items after separating them into lists of salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable items.

Documentation to Help Restoration to preloss State
A satisfactory mitigation process after flood damage restores the property to its preloss state. Although several steps are necessary to achieve such an outcome, proper documentation of the loss site is crucial. Our SERVPRO technicians keep records of everything, including the placement of items in a room and the colors or finishes or different surfaces. We also retain a small piece of carpet or pad removed from the damaged area so that we can get a similar type for replacement.

Documenting Helps Preserve Sentimental Value
Some of the items affected by the flooding might have value beyond the monetary cost of replacement. Our SERVPRO technicians can help save such items through specialized cleaning and drying procedures. When our team arrives at your property, the crew chief takes time to discuss the loss situation with you and takes note of any family heirlooms so that the team can take the right steps to save them.

Flooding incidents in West Hills, Winnetka, and Bell Canyon can be easier to manage when adequately documented. Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Limiting the Damages Left in a Property after Flood Damage Incidents in West Hills.

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

A street in a neighborhood with standing water. SERVPRO your West Hills flood damage can be even more than what the eyes can see. Let us help you limit the issues.

West Hills flood damage can leave behind so many problems in your home.

Flooding incidents can cause widespread damages to property. In extreme circumstances, there is no option but to tear down the entire property or move to a different area. Luckily, most flooding incidents are manageable. Some steps can help limit damages, especially when you take them early, or involve a professional like SERVPRO to help.

Contact with water is the major contributor to flood damage loss in West Hills. Taking actions that limit such contact for contents and building materials, helps reduce damages. Each case of flooding differs, so actions taken are unique for each situation. Our SERVPRO crews are trained to perform different processes, including content move-outs and protection or fast extraction of floodwaters.

The approach used to perform a task aimed at saving your property from flood damage matters. The main factors to consider are speed and efficiency. For instance, our SERVPRO crews expedite the process using a variety of extraction tools, including:

  • Truck-mounted Water Extractors
  • Submersible Pumps
  • High-Pressure Pumps
  • Self-Priming Trash Pumps

We also incorporate some aspects of demolition where necessary to release the water trapped in cavities within the house. Such demolition can involve cutting flood cuts opening up entire wall sections, or making vents or weep holes on specific areas, speeding up the water removal process.

In case the restoration starts after the water recedes from the house, kick-starting moisture control procedures immediately is essential to prevent secondary problems such as mold development and bad odor. Mold starts developing within 24 to 48 hours or any organic surface. Our SERVPRO crews expedite drying by boosting air movement with air movers. Dehumidifiers also help extract moisture from the air.

Another issue that plagues properties after flooding is contamination, which can pose health issues long after the incident. We clean surfaces with disinfectants and antimicrobial agents. We also perform controlled teardown to remove porous materials such as drywall, insulation, carpets, and pad, eliminating any chances of contaminants remaining in the property.

Saving property affected by flooding is a tricky process. Call SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 to help address any problems from the incident, "Like it never even happened."

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Commercial Water Damage In Your Canoga Park Office

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in commercial property “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage from Standing Water in Canoga Park Office

When a pipe breaks in a building overnight, the potential for the water to pour into an office and leave behind a large amount of water damage can be significant. It is vital for cleanup of the water to occur it spreads and affects a larger area.

SERVPRO has an organized approach to the cleanup of commercial water damage in Canoga Park properties. Upon arrival, the technicians check to ensure the water is shut off and begin extraction efforts.

Advanced Moisture Detection
The technicians have the equipment to locate water under floors and behind walls. This scoping action is an integral part of water loss restoration as finding all areas of water migration assists with avoiding additional issues such as mold and musty odors.

Special Attention to Restoration vs. Replacement
Whenever possible, SERVPRO technicians try to restore items damaged by water through their various cleaning methods. Bacteria set up rapidly in standing water, and fast extraction is crucial to halt the degradation of the water quality from clean to gray to black rapidly.

Extraction Equipment
The portable pumps have the suction to pull even deeply embedded water out of the structure and carpet. The techs do several passes over the loss area to ensure they remove as much moisture as possible before drying. There is no delay in the cleaning up deep water, as the techs have access to submersible pumps.

Controlled Demolition as Needed
Sheetrock that has wicked moisture and shows signs of warping or buckling has no potential for restoration. Techs measure above the waterline by several inches and cut the damaged area away. This action halts the absorption of water and readies the wall for easy repairs. Industrial carpet and glued down tiles commonly delaminate after exposure to standing water. The techs inspect both types of flooring for the possibility of reuse through their cleaning and restoration methods.

Limit Disruptions During Mitigation
Whenever possible, SERVPRO dries the contents in place to limit disruptions to the office. This process works in favor of companies as there is very little to do after SERVPRO completes the restoration other than reopening and getting back to business.

SERVPRO of Canoga Park / West Hills at (818) 998-1500 can be on-site quickly to cleanup commercial water damage and restore the property to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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