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Professional Cleanup Options during Mold Damage Remediation in Westlake Village

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Cleanup Options during Mold Damage Remediation in Westlake Village Mold Walls in Westlake Village? Just Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Westlake Village Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

There are several methods to choose from when conducting mold damage remediation since not all incidents are the same. The contaminated materials and the level of damage usually determine the technique we use to restore your property. That means the restorers are always creative and come up with mold removal processes that are appropriate for a particular situation. We are looking at some of the cleanup methods we use when addressing such issues in Westlake Village.

If there is water in your Westlake Village property during mold damage remediation, our SERVPRO technicians can collect it through wet vacuuming. This technique can remove water from carpets, floors, and other hard surfaces. Vacuuming porous materials is not recommended, and we usually use this technique when your items are still wet.
 
Mold can cause health effects, whether alive or dead. If it is resting on non-porous surfaces, we can scrub or wipe it down. After conducting damp wiping, we usually dry the areas as soon as possible to prevent further growth. Since the molds can grow in the crevices or empty spaces within porous substances, we discard such items if we deem them impossible to rid of the mold hyphae or the materials have already degraded and have become non-salvageable.
 
After we have thoroughly cleaned the site and removed materials with the contamination, our SERVPRO technicians perform HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuuming. This method is also helpful when eliminating dust, which might have settled in areas surrounding the remediation region. If there is the need to change the filter, we use the right PPE to avoid exposure to the contamination. We then place the contents of the HEPA vacuum in sealed plastic bags.
 
Some of the Personal Protective Equipment that our SERVPRO technicians use during the restoration process includes headgear, the full-face respirator, disposable full body clothing, and gloves. The goal is to avoid inhaling the spores and fungi and prevent possible contact with the skin or eyes.
 
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is an experienced industry leader that offers storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. Call us at (818) 991-6292 at any time of the day, and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Mitigation of Water Damage from a Leaky Air Conditioner in Agoura

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Mitigation of Water Damage from a Leaky Air Conditioner in Agoura When your air conditioner drips for the hot summer months, you may suddenly see water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out and Remediate Your Water Damaged Property

Air conditioner use occurs in many Agoura residences during the hot summer. Maintaining these appliances so they function correctly should include examining the lines that drain condensed water away from your home.
 
If an air conditioner's drain lines become blocked, they can cause homeowners problems with water damage in Agoura. The steady trickle of water in between a wall or down the face of it can saturate not only the wall itself but also the floor below, materials in living areas on lower levels, carpeting and padding, and any personal belongings that happen to get in the way.
 
SERVPRO employees know that even small amounts of water can cause significant water damage to happen in homes when exposure to water occurs continuously. Because of this, water damage can become much worse because homeowners do not see it as quickly as they might when a tub overflows or a broken water pipe floods a kitchen floor.
 
We do not remove materials unless replacing them becomes impossible to do safely and effectively. We can clean some elements that sustain minor water damage when we catch it in time, and we prefer to restore by cleaning than by replacing materials wherever possible. This method keeps costs low for our customers, as well as taking much less time to complete. When we do remove materials, we double bag them, so any dust, microbes, or other debris also remains contained and does not dirty up the rest of your home.
 
If carpeting becomes damaged, we can often restore small sections by removing the padding underneath and laying new padding underneath. Carpeting often becomes damaged when traffic patterns include areas with compressed padding. We dispose of the old padding using the same method used to eliminate other damaged materials.
 
We want to ensure that we restore complete dryness to your home again, so we take measurements of the damaged area's moisture content before and afterward. This practice protects your property against future situations involving both moisture and microbial activity.
 
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills wants to help your property by mitigating water damage from any source, including your air conditioner. Our emergency service line is always available to those in Westlake and Oak Park by calling (818) 991-6292.

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The Real Risks Of Flash Flooding To Your Agoura Home

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Real Risks Of Flash Flooding To Your Agoura Home While there are plenty of threats that impose upon your home throughout its life, flash flooding poses a significant risk.

The Real Risks Of Flash Flooding

Flash flooding might not be something that many Agoura homeowners put much thought into, but they probably should. No matter where your house is physically located, nearly every one of them could fall victim to this flooding phenomenon with the right circumstances getting met. As the name would suggest, these instances arise quickly and can substantially impact your house if you do not get adequately prepared for it.

Your Agoura house was initially built up to certain specifications and coding that ensured that it met the required guidelines to ward off potential flooding, leeching through the blockwork, or water collecting around the vital foundation of your home. Unfortunately, as time wears on, these provisions set in place when your house first got constructed begin to age and degrade, leaving your home more and more defenseless with each passing day.

While yes, you can dig up these foundation walls and install new french drains and waterproof seal the exterior of your house, this is a time consuming and costly venture that many homeowners simply do not want to undergo if it is not actually necessary. The trouble is, these same homeowners do not realize that it is a necessity most of the time until the water has already breached the defenses of your home and you require professional restoration like SERVPRO.

The professionals that we employ can respond quickly in an emergency to help you salvage the contents and the structural integrity of your home from this invasion of unwelcome water. From extraction to drying and repair, our SERVPRO professionals can help you through every step of the process until you have a fully restored home once again.

While there are plenty of threats that impose upon your home throughout its life, flash flooding poses a significant risk because of its lack of warning and your uncertainty as to if your home can handle it. Even if it cannot, and the floodwaters rush in, you can always count on the rapid response team at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We can help you set things right, give us a call anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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Why You Should Call For Help When the Bathroom in Your Agoura Hills Cafe Floods Overnight

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Should Call For Help When the Bathroom in Your Agoura Hills Cafe Floods Overnight Keep the Coffee in the Cup and the Water Off the Floor in Your Agoura Hills Cafe--Call SERVPRO for Water Damage and Restoration

Plumbing Leak Fixed--Time to Call SERVPRO for Water Cleanup and Damage Restoration 

Sometimes accidents can happen in your business during closed hours while you are not there to help stop them, like water damage. Upon arriving in the morning to set up for opening in a couple of hours, you discover the bathroom has water leaking out from under the door. One of the pipes underneath the sink leaked throughout the night, and now the tile floors and the walls are wet. Once a plumber leaves you with a service bill, you may be unsure of what to do next.

However, it is essential for you to call for a professional remediation company immediately; the sooner they can handle the water damage in your Agoura Hills cafe, the better it is for the survival of your property and commercial interest. If water should stay for a prolonged time, it can damage the floor and walls inside of your restroom. Not to mention that it can also damage the wooden structure that cradles the bed of your sink. Additionally, the longer water stays in one place, the higher the chance there is for a mold colony to develop and grow. You should never leave water damage to chance.
 
When you call SERVPRO, we are dedicated to arriving at your business promptly. We understand how essential keeping the doors of your business open is to you. SERVPRO can section off the bathroom area to dry it out thoroughly and keep out of sight, allowing you the option to open your doors to business despite the damage.
 
To address the water damage, SERVPRO can bring advanced technology into your cafe. We use tools like dehumidifiers and air movers to create ideal circumstances for evaporation. In combination with ventilation fans, it is a recipe to dry out the bathroom of your business swiftly.
 
If you find that your property has suffered a broken pipe, do not delay. Dial (818) 991-6292 to reach out to SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. No matter the time, our business is open and ready to take your call.

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Should You Hire Professionals To Remediate Westlake Village Mold Damage?

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Should You Hire Professionals To Remediate Westlake Village Mold Damage? Moisture Fuels Mold Growth in Westlake Village--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Is a Reliable Mold Cleanup and Disinfecting Source for Homes and Businesses

The “do-it-yourself” mantra is hard to escape for Westlake Village homeowners. It seems as though a video or step-by-step tutorial exists for every home repair or improvement project imaginable. Some disaster recovery tasks are wisely left to the professionals, however, and mold remediation is one of them.

It may seem as though characterizing a mold outbreak as a disaster is overstating the problem, but your Westlake Village home reveals much more than mold damage when the musty smell and ugly staining signals a microbial infestation. Mold spores are ubiquitous, always in the air and on surfaces. They are tiny, unnoticed until a water event “awakens” their propensity to multiply and begin to consume organic materials in your dwelling. We know how to contain and remove the growing colonies, and also recommend ways to avoid the moisture deposits that encourage the proliferation.

The media today warns of the dangers of mold in your household. Although some individuals are sensitive and react to spores and the byproducts of active mold colonies, a more practical concern for all homeowners is the damage microbial colonies do structural components. Because mold requires moisture to grow, mold damage also signals that your home has a current problem with water incursion. SERVPRO employees train in the various ways water enters a home -- from leaks in roofs and plumbing to high humidity or appliance and HVAC system malfunctions.

You need a professional opinion to discern the source of the water, not only to ensure the effectiveness of mold remediation but also to halt the continuous deterioration water does to your home. We offer effective mold remediation and reliable advice on water damage and its solutions. SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company, eager to be your partner in resolving what can be a complicated scenario.

We follow EPA protocols as we remediate the mold issue. Containment ensures safety for you and our team, the moldy residues filtered and prevented from spreading. We remove the mold and any heavily infected materials utilizing scraping or abrasive strategies such as soda blasting, a less damaging but useful variant of sandblasting. EPA registered disinfectants allow us to treat the affected areas to limit mold regrowth, but the key is eliminating the moisture. We do not believe our job completes until we team with you to address the water problem successfully.

Take the opportunity to partner with SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills if mold damage plagues your home. We develop a plan to remediate the mold and manage the moisture that feeds it. We look forward to your call to (818) 991-6292.

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Restoring Water Damage To Your Agoura Hotel

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Water Damage To Your Agoura Hotel SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is here for you when a water damage emergency strikes.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Agoura Hotel From Water Damage

There are plenty of people who visit Agoura and its surrounding areas every year for the sunshine and local attractions, so it is only natural that you oversee a business that offers accommodations for these travelers over their stay. When a water emergency threatens even a single room of your building, multiple connected rooms could also be at risk for damages. Your profits and customer rating depend on getting any issues like these resolved quickly and correctly.

Your Agoura hotel can experience water damages from some different sources. From the most basic of elements like plumbing breaks to overflows of fixtures throughout the facility, the damage can be swift and overwhelming. Fortunately, this is not something that you have to try and fix on your own. With the expertise and experience offered by the technicians we employ at SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your water damages are in the best of hands.

The problem with a water emergency in any single room of your business is the threat it poses to all adjacent rooms rented or available. To prevent the spread of this damage to these other rooms nearby, you need to act quickly to get our SERVPRO professionals on site and working towards removing the damages and restoring the room.

Depending on the severity of the issue, this process could include extraction with any number of tools. Undoubtedly, thorough drying is among the most critical of steps, as this helps to prevent the ruining of construction materials and contents of the room as well as preventing the effects this damage could have elsewhere in the building.

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As a business owner, you need your facility to be available to the traveling masses moving in and out of the area. Trust our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills water damage restoration specialists to help you restore the affected areas and to get your business back to providing accommodations for tourists and travelers quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 991-6292.

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Mold Removal In Agoura Hills To Make It “Like it never even happened.”

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal In Agoura Hills To Make It “Like it never even happened.” The process of mold removal from a home begins when we send one of our expert inspectors to your home to evaluate and locate the issue.

Mold Removal

While mold removal from hard-to-reach places in Agoura Hills homes may be a tough pill to swallow even for some certified remediation companies, SERVPRO makes easy work of even the most extensive infestations behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings in your home. Through decades of experience, research, and service to communities across the country, we have developed industry-leading fungus removal treatments that can handle all common types of mold, no matter where they attempt to grow.

The process of mold removal from an Agoura Hills home begins when we send one of our expert inspectors to your home to evaluate the situation and discover the particulars of your problem. Once they arrive, they begin scanning for moisture, airborne spores, and other signs of growth to determine where the colony is growing, how large it already is, and what risks it may pose to you. Some types of mold might cause health effects, so be sure to heed any safety warnings issued during this stage. Once we confirm that a problem does exist and requires our help, we start to bring in SERVPRO technicians.

With the use of powerful sanitization and mold removal tools like ultraviolet light emitters, specialty quarantine constructs, and unique cleaning products designed explicitly for fungus removal, our technicians quickly and thoroughly eliminate patches of growth around the home in an organized and safe manner. Even extensive colonies located behind walls and other surfaces can be targeted and eliminated with the help of our advanced, top-of-the-line equipment. With decades of theory backing their actions, they always make sure to develop a concerted plan to tackle the problem and return the home to a livable state in as short of a time as possible. Once the threat of further contamination is gone, we can also begin restoration work to reverse any damage visual or light structural damage done to your home, as though the problem never happened at all.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is available on a 24/7 basis to help take care of mold infestations in local homes. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of trouble at (818) 991-6292.

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Working Quickly to Limit Worsening Flood Damages in Your Agoura Home

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Working Quickly to Limit Worsening Flood Damages in Your Agoura Home Regardless of the source, flooding in your home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and dry out services.

Team SERVPRO Works Quickly to Dry Out Your Property After Flooding Has Occurred

For as many natural disasters as an Agoura homeowner might be accustomed to experiencing living in this region, several of these do not allow much notice or time to prepare your home for the potential damage that could result. A great example of this would be flooding, as the speed with which water can pool up in areas of your home and spread out to affect multiple surfaces and materials, the best course of action you can take is to seek professional restoration help immediately.
 
The faster that our SERVPRO team can respond to flood damages in your Agoura residence, the less irreparable issues and unsalvageable conditions we are going to find. This fact is what makes it vital that you respond to these situations as quickly as you can so that we can dispatch a team to get there as promptly as possible.
 
From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we begin immediately assessing the full scope of the damage that your home faces and what can get done to restore it back to its original conditions. Of course, this process relies heavily on locating the source of the intrusion and working to seal off any of these access points to prevent further damage while the restoration process is underway.
 
Extraction is a critical component of the restoration process for flooding, and when conditions are bad enough, we can use a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet to expedite the procedure. Once the water has gotten pulled from the area, our team can then turn their attention to thoroughly drying out all of the impacted surfaces and materials, using thermal imagery to see beyond the immediate vicinity to locate lingering moisture hiding in walls, under floors, or in the ceiling.
 
While you might not have gotten adequately prepared for the flood damage that your home is facing, you can always count on the experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills to help you clean up the mess and get things back to the way they should be. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 991-6292.

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Choosing Professional Fire Restoration For Your Westlake Village Residence

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing Professional Fire Restoration For Your Westlake Village Residence One of the most devastating things that Westlake Village homeowners might ever get asked to face in their lives is a fire in their home.

Professional Fire Restoration

One of the most devastating things that Westlake Village homeowners might ever get asked to face in their lives is a fire in their home. One of the hardest aspects of it happening is witnessing the effects of this fire after it has happened. At first, walking through your home can feel overwhelming, and the need for professional fire restoration services is never more evident than at this trying time.

When you are trying to assess the fire damage present in your Westlake Village residence, you might not have the right knowledge or equipment to gauge the severity of the issues that you face or what needs to be done to correct the problems. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to contend with on your own. With our experienced SERVPRO team just a phone call away, you have all the help you can need on the other end of the phone.

Our team of professionals arrives at your home and walks through the damaged areas with you to help you pinpoint the areas that trouble you the most, and we do assessments of our own to determine what must occur to restore your home to preloss conditions fully.

The primary focus that we have upon arrival is sealing off weak points and exposed areas of your home. Considerable damage and widespread structural concerns (that are not simple patches) must get repaired or sealed off by a residential contractor before restoration work can get underway. Otherwise, your home remains at risk for external damages like unwelcome water and flooding.

To make this trying time as simple as possible, our management overseeing the restoration of your home works directly with your insurance company adjuster. This approach ensures that the appropriate work gets done to restore your home and saves you the trouble of dealing with it on your own.

While no one ever gets prepared for a fire in their home, it should be a little easier to manage with SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at your side helping you overcome its effects. Anytime you are facing a disaster in your home, do not hesitate to give us a call at (818) 991-6292.

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Little Ways to Help SERVPRO with Water Damage Restorations in Agoura

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Little Ways to Help SERVPRO with Water Damage Restorations in Agoura Hold Down the Fort in Agoura Until SERVPRO Arrives for Water Removal

Water Cleanup and Restoration by SERVPRO

SERVPRO prides itself on fast, professional care for water damage in the Agoura area with as little hassle to homeowners as possible, but that is not to say that there is nothing you can do to help make our technicians' jobs a little bit easier and more effective. Small actions and considerations can help us do our work faster, more efficiently, and at less cost with protocols being followed. This can also increase the comfort level for our clients and our technicians.

Preparing for Our Arrival
There are some things you can do immediately after a water damage incident in your Agoura home to eliminate time and expenses later on in the restoration process. Separating cushions, upholstery, rugs, and other fabric items can help them to start drying out faster and prevent mold from claiming those items. Picking up loose objects can eliminate obstacles and impediments from our mitigation work. Be sure to leave tougher tasks to us and avoid putting yourself at harm during this sensitive time.

Assisting Technicians
While our technicians can function on their own and get the job done regardless of homeowner input, you may be able to assist them with specific tasks to get work done faster or otherwise make their efforts more productive. Our SERVPRO technicians often clear the area of residents to expedite the physical nature of the work and also to ensure the health and safety of the dwellers of the afflicted home.

Following Advice and Avoiding Dangers
In some water damage restoration jobs, we may ask residents to take certain precautions or avoid using some parts of the home for a mix of safety and work efficiency reasons. If we ask that you take any extra care during the cleanup, please follow any provided advice, as it will make the work of our technicians much easier. If the job requires a large-scale restoration, we may be able to assist you in a temporary move-out.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is ready 24/7 to respond to water damage calls across the area. Call us at (818) 991-6292.

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