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Reliable Water Damage Restorations Services In Calabasas

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Reliable Water Damage Restorations Services In Calabasas Failure to do the restoration correctly may lead to mold growth, and that means additional damage.

Water Damage Restorations Services

Usually, water damage disasters typically strike when we are not expecting, and that means they are always emergencies. With that in mind, residents of Calabasas are advised to contact professional restoration service providers to mitigate the damage immediately. That should a be the first step to take irrespective of whether it was your home or business that the disaster hit.

Water damage incidents in Calabasas require immediate assessment and inspection, and that is what happens when certified professional arrive at the site. For instance, our technicians from SERVPRO try to identify the materials and areas that are affected and then put in place the most appropriate restoration methods. We aim to restore your property in the shortest time possible.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand the various effects presented by the three major categories of water. Type 1 is clean water that is safe for human consumption that may be brought about by burst water pipes, rainwater or any failed supply of fresh water by appliances. Category 2 is gray water which is not safe for human consumption. It can result when washing machines, dishwashers, aquariums, waterbeds and toilet bowls overflow. Category 3 is black water that is highly contaminated. Flooding water from streams, rivers, and sewage are some of the sources of this type of water.

Failure to do the restoration correctly may lead to mold growth, and that means additional damage. That is why the anti-microbial application is so important. To hasten the drying process, we may use dehumidifiers and air movers. Dehumidifiers work by pulling out additional moisture from the air and in the process help in preventing the affected area from secondary damage. SERVPRO is recognized by IICRC and follows regulations of state when disposing of any debris or setting up equipment.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills responds immediately to all storm, fire, water and mold damage disasters. Call us at (818) 991-6292 and be served by professionals that you can trust.

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Who Should You Call When Your Agoura Hills Home Has Flood Damage?

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Who Should You Call When Your Agoura Hills Home Has Flood Damage? Flooding Can Create Such Havoc to a Foundation--Even in Agoura Hills

SERVPRO Assesses and Mitigates Flooding to Foundations and Basements

The foundation of your Agoura Hills home is essential. Not only does it serve as the solid base for the entire structure you live in, but it is also the line of defense between outside elements like flood waters or severe weather and the inside of your house. While it is customary for many people to go about visually inspecting the blockwork they find in their basement, inadequate construction techniques from when the home got initially built could eventually give impending water entry into the basement.

Once water has a way in, it does not take long (in the right conditions) for flood damage to occur to your Agoura Hills residence. Given that your basement area is either finished and livable or at the very least a storage area for many of your belongings that do not actively get used, this could create a dire situation for you and your family. If this occurs, you should consider the professional restoration services of our SERVPRO technicians.
 
Many people were not around when their homes were getting built, so they have no idea about the existence or proper pouring of a footer beneath the foundation block. Inadequate concrete or a pour that did not get reinforced is likely to shift with the freeze and then to thaw of the ground from season to season. This slight movement causes the rigid block walls to flex and break along their mortar joints, allowing water a point of penetration. Stair-steps, on the exterior often indicate this access path for water.
 
Once water has made its way inside, our SERVPRO professionals locate the point of entry and close it off. The process prevents the problem from getting worse as restoration efforts get underway. Extracting the water with pumps and thoroughly drying the area is critical, as standing water provides a conducive condition for mold to grow on surfaces in the area. Our team works quickly to prevent the damage from getting worse, and to return this compromised area to you the way that it used to be.
 
Flooding is never something that people want to have to deal with, but it is a natural disaster that affects the residents of Agoura Hills from time to time. You can call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills to help you with the mess. You can reach us anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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How to Control Mold Damage to Your Agoura Hills Property

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Control Mold Damage to Your Agoura Hills Property You can help to prevent mold damage in your home by keeping high moisture areas such as your crawl space maintained.

SERVPRO’s Helpful Tips to Prevent Mold Damage

The sight of mold in your Agoura Hills home can be devastating. The best defense against mold is to act fast and seek professional help to eliminate it as soon as possible. That said, you can take steps to minimize the damage if you are careful.

SERVPRO professionals are always at your service to help you deal with mold damage to your Agoura Hills property. But you can minimize the damage if you follow some easy and practical tips. 

Call the Professionals Early

Mold can spread at an alarming rate. If you spot a colony of mold in any part of your home, make sure that you contact SERVPRO as soon as you can. We have a team of IICRC-certified technicians who can prevent the mold from spreading to unaffected areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate and clean mold damage in no time. 

Control the Humidity in Your House

Mold loves moisture. If the moisture levels in your attic, bathroom, laundry room or kitchen are high, they are vulnerable to mold damage. After you call SERVPRO, our team can help you determine the moisture level in your home and suggest measures to bring it down. 

Inspect Your Home for Early Signs of Mold

Identify the vulnerable places in your home with high moisture such as crawl spaces, attics, and basements. Make sure that you are regularly inspecting them for early signs of mold. 

Take Care of Water Damage

Leaky pipes and standing water increase the risk of secondary mold damage significantly. If you locate water damage, get it fixed as soon as possible by calling professional water damage restoring services.

Mold remediation is a multi-step process that should be done by professionals. SERVPRO professionals are trained in safety protocols and certified to handle mold remediation safely and effectively.

Call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 today to schedule a free consultation. Our professionals are here to help you eliminate mold and get your home back to the pre-damage condition in no time.  

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Remediating Fire Damage in Calabasas

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Remediating Fire Damage in Calabasas SERVPRO's first step after fire damage is to secure the home by covering damaged roofs and boarding up broken windows to prevent additional damage.

The Five Categories of Fire Damage Restoration

Each fire in Calabasas is different from the last one. The extent of damage depends on the structure, how long it burned, and how hot were the flames. This information is important so that we can determine what is needed to restore, remediate, or replace property.

Every home with fire damage in Calabasas requires a variety of restoration methods. Most of what SERVPRO offers is part of our standard services, but there are a few only needed for special items. Our office creates a plan from these categories designed not just to remediate damage but prevent further damage as well.

Mitigation – This first action our teams take is to secure the structure and prevent additional damage. That includes covering damaged roofs and boarding up broken windows. As an example why it is important, the owner of a duplex contacted our office last year after a kitchen fire. Unfortunately, he called us the morning after the incident. When we met him at the duplex, it had already been spray painted inside and out.

Structural Cleaning – Smoke quickly moves through an entire home. When it gets behind walls, and into attics or crawlspaces, the supporting structure needs cleaning. Our IICRC-certified technicians spray or hand wipe anti-microbial agents on every piece of wood or metal framework to not just clean the surface but to eliminate smoke odors also.

Contents Cleaning – Most personal property, furniture, drapes, and clothing for example, quickly absorb residue and odors. In most cases, we can clean it at home, using a variety of cleaning agents and simple tools like brushes and sponges. For heavily stained items, we use machines like immersion tanks at our office to soak and remove the odor and residue.

Reconstruction – When more than smoke gets into crawlspaces and behind walls, it compromises the structural integrity of a home. Where this happens, our teams bring in temporary supports like wall jacks to prevent secondary damage and provide a safe work area as we replace load-bearing walls and other support structures.

Specialty Restoration – This type of restoration covers items like electronics, artwork, and even automobiles. In a recent garage fire, one of our clients had a restored 1959 station wagon survive with only residue damage. Cleaning soot and other particles from auto paint is not something we do normally, so we recommended she take her vehicle to a professional auto shop.

The only way to properly return your home to its original state after a fire is to determine what services are needed before a single tool or bucket of soap enters your home. SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills has over two decades of experience helping you put your home and life back together. Call today at (818) 991-6292 for more information.

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Power Blasting and Cleaning Services Following Commercial Water Damage in Your Agoura Shop

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Power Blasting and Cleaning Services Following Commercial Water Damage in Your Agoura Shop SERVPRO Offers Dry-Ice Blasting for Commercial Water Clean Up in Agoura

SERVPRO Offers Many Ways to Clean-up Your Shop After Water Intrusions

Pressure washing is an important part of any commercial water damage cleanup project in Agoura. It is highly efficient at eliminating the dirt and debris that come with water damage and can decrease the time to reopen a busy shop.
 
If you are unlucky enough to experience commercial water damage, SERVPRO can allocate highly trained restoration experts to your Agoura shop for returning your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently. We follow IICRC guidelines in every cleanup process so that you can be sure of a complete restoration job. Additionally, our tools and techniques are up to date with industry standards, significantly minimizing the risk of further damage during cleanup.
 
No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO. Our methods are designed to save you both time and money while reducing downtime and business interruption. Whether you are looking for a one-time cleanup or a long-term cleaning partner for your premises, we can provide a personalized service to cater to your specific needs. Our water damage restoration team has access to advanced equipment and cleaning products, ensuring that work is done to the highest possible standards.
 
SERVPRO professionals rely on a wide variety of media for individual projects while taking into account health, safety, and environmental considerations. This range of media includes dry-ice, grit, and soda H&C water blasting. In addition to reversing commercial water damage, our power blasting system is suitable for graffiti removal, as well as cleaning brick walls, patios, driveways, and car park decks.
 
Power washing is an excellent tool with numerous benefits when dealing with commercial water damage in a shop. It can easily remove dirt and dust from bricks, walls, and machines, leaving a clean surface that is more appealing to clients. A clean building can also protect your employees from contaminants such as mold, which can cause various health effects.
 
If you need quick and efficient commercial water damage restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, inspired to return your property to pre-damage conditions as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." For any emergency, call us today at (818) 991-6292.

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Backflow Preventer Failure Can Mean Substantial Water Damage To Your Agoura Residence

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Backflow Preventer Failure Can Mean Substantial Water Damage To Your Agoura Residence Agoura Water Damage from Plumbing Gets Mitigation from SERVPRO

Water Damaging Events in Agoura Are Mitigated and Reversed by SERVPRO

Most homeowners know very little about backflow. Preventers were installed sometime when the house was built, and you were likely never given a clear understanding of what they were if they were there at all, and how they are to be maintained. When your backflow preventer fails in your Agoura home, however, you can see the kind of damage it can do.
 
The first step in preventing this water damage to your Agoura residence is to understand what backflow is. There are two types of this event. The first is when there is a loss of pressure on the supply end of your water service line, such as a water break on the main line that feeds your house. Back siphonage like this pulls water from your indoor plumbing out of your house. An influx of pressure on the supply side of your line (back pressure) can attempt to force more water through the service lines and into your house.
 
However, regardless of the type, backflow preventers are designed to stop this from happening. These are installed within the house where the service line enters and converts to the piping running to your fixtures. Additionally, sometimes these preventers are installed on the water meter itself, which can help to limit back pressure and back siphonage. These devices have to be maintained and should be checked annually to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
 
When they fail, backflow preventers allow that pressure to move water freely in the direction that it is compelled to go. The result can forcefully pull water from your house or send higher volumes of high-pressure water into your home. The consequence is typically the same: ruptured and damaged plumbing. In extreme cases, most typically found in older plumbing, these breaks can happen in multiple areas. The resulting water damage can be catastrophic to your home, and that is when you need to reach out to us at SERVPRO.
 
At SERVPRO we know about all of the devices used to keep your plumbing intact and excessive pressure from affecting your home. Our emergency mitigation specialists can quickly assess the problem and begin restoring the water damages within hours of your initial call. If possible, we attempt to fix the problem, but we can always mitigate water damage.
 
You must have your backflow preventer checked annually for any indications of impending malfunctions. In the event of this kind of water damage, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We can be reached anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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Professional Fire Damage Recovery In Calabasas

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Fire Damage Recovery In Calabasas Your Dream Home and Fire & Smoke Damage--SERVPRO Can Help with the Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Cleanup and Restoration

If you have suffered fire damage, it is hard to wait for expert help to perform the cleanup. Like many Calabasas residents, you really want to jump in and start attacking the soot and smoky residues. Dealing with moot and smoke damage is not like ordinary cleaning, however, and making a mistake can result in double the trouble.

It is true that the faster fire damage in Calabasas is addressed the better. Smoke and soot are incredibly corrosive, and your belongings may be permanently discolored or etched if cleanup delays. That is why we pledge availability to help our customers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, year round.
 
What can you safely do while you wait for our help? If the fire department has authorized you to return to the home, call us first and then carefully disconnect appliances and turn off the HVAC system. Leave any burned or melted cords alone. Locate valuables and documents and store them away from the burned area. If there is room in your freezer, placing them there is a good idea. Lift furniture legs and place foil beneath to protect from water damage. Keep pets and children out of the area. While you attend to these initial tasks, SERVPRO arrives within hours of your call, ready to get to work.
 
If the fire was extinguished by water, as is typical, the first matter we address is water removal and damage. Although fire damage also requires fast action, water damage has the potential to deteriorate everything it touches. We remove standing water and extract moisture after ensuring no risk of electrical shock remains.When the air movers and dehumidifiers, possibly powered by the SERVPRO truck, are positioned, it is time to commence the fire damage assessment and cleanup.
 
Light soot and ash respond well to dry sponging and vacuuming. Heavier residues may need a spray and wipe approach with SERVPRO cleaning products. Sticky and heat-sealed residues may need an abrasive cleanser and a scraper or textured sponge for removal. Although cleaning needs may be most apparent in the room where the fire started, smoke and soot float throughout your home. We inspect the entire house because of this characteristic. If the heating or cooling system operated during the fire, you can count on the effects being spread everywhere, and we may need to perform duct cleaning in addition to other tasks.
 
A single call to (818) 991-6292 places the skill and experience of the SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills team at your disposal. We are eager to help and work with your insurance and authorities to get you back into your home fast.

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Preparing For Water Damage At Agoura Hills Pet Boarding Facility

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Preparing For Water Damage At Agoura Hills Pet Boarding Facility One call to SERVPRO will get you the commercial water removal services you need!

Agoura Hills Pet Boarding Facility Can Prepare and Prevent Water Damage


People love their pets and go to great lengths to ensure they are safe and happy if a business trip or vacation far away from Agoura Hills means lodging needs to be found for a furry friend. A reliable pet hotel needs a plan in case of disaster, and we suggest they consider partner with us and developing a blueprint for a response that keeps animals and caretakers secure.

A high-end boarding Agoura Hills facility for pets has many possibilities for water damage challenges. Grooming area plumbing can fail, or a tub can overflow. Food preparation areas have sinks and taps that spring leaks, and eager dogs, cats, and other guests spill water bowls. Bedding needs laundering, and washing machines that overflow or broken internal pumps send water everywhere.

With dozens of pampered pets at any given time in the facility, it is a smart move to contact SERVPRO about developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) for your luxury pet room and board facility. Responding to a water emergency under these unique circumstances goes much more smoothly if you advise us about the unique needs of the animals under your care. A thorough explanation of your physical plant, including a map of all areas, makes it much easier to work through a crisis.

You identify for us where the animals are housed, and the location of utility shutoffs. A speedy response from our SERVPRO crew is crucial to minimize the chances of secondary water damage, including mold growth and contamination of animal care areas, so we suggest you authorize trusted members of your staff to call for our help and make decisions during the restoration process.

An experienced SERVPRO project manager meets with you and assesses your facility during the creation of the ERP. This no-obligation visit permits us to make suggestions and brainstorm about the challenges of restoration while your animal charges are on the premises. We pledge to help you manage the water damage while letting you continue, as much as possible, to host your guests.

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Avoid the anxiety of dealing with a water damage emergency in your pet board and care. Make a call to SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile, and then feel confident you have prepared well for the pets of our community.

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Homeowners In Calabasas Receive Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Homeowners In Calabasas Receive Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services Careful Attention When Cooking in a Calabasas Kitchen Helps Prevent Fire Damage--Says SERVPRO

Count on SERVPRO to Cleanup the Mess After a Fire to Your Calabasas Property

Fire damage is a common problem for every homeowner, including those of us living in Calabasas. Accidents often occur as fast as you can blink, making it vital for you to have access to qualified professionals that can help you recover quickly.

If you find yourself facing fire damage in your Calabasas area home, help is not as hard to find as you may think. There are many local resources designed to assist homeowners with finding the help they need during an emergency. Your insurance company, for instance, can point you towards a qualified professional they have had success with using in the past.  SERVPRO is a preferred provider of fire damage cleanup services for many carriers and local agencies.

Most household fires occur due to accidents in the kitchen, which makes cooking concentration a key benefit for avoiding fires. Never let yourself become distracted by others while preparing a meal, your safety and the safety of others may be in jeopardy if you do. SERVPRO technicians can provide you with a variety of tips and recommendations that help prevent kitchen fires altogether.
Other homeowners have problems with electrical wiring or portable heaters while others experience a fire due to misuse or neglect. Always check the wiring on electronic devices before plugging them into a wall socket, sparks are hard to see, especially during the day and can lead to catastrophic events that you would be better off avoiding. SERVPRO has a home inspection process designed to detect hidden problems, using a trained eye to locate issues you may have missed.

The fire and smoke residues left behind affect surfaces in a variety of ways, often causing additional damages long after the flames go out. With a qualified professional on your side, it may be possible to recover or restore many items and minimize your losses. SERVPRO has IICRC-certified technicians available 24/7, ready to assist day or night. You never have to wonder where to find the help you deserve.

SERVPRO of Agoura provides quality restoration services to residents throughout Hidden Hills, Oak Park, and Westlake Village. Call to begin your home’s recovery, today. (818) 991-6292

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Deal with Water Damage in Agoura Quickly

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Deal with Water Damage in Agoura Quickly Agoura Drips and Water Damage Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Assists in Many Facets of Water Removal

A leaky pipe in the wall of your home in Agoura, a toilet that overflows, a faulty hose in your dishwasher or laundry room—water emergencies have many causes. Whether they happen slowly, drip by drip, or quickly with a flood of water, they lead to severe damage. Water problems ruin possessions and furnishings, cause major disruptions in your schedule, and kill your family budget.

The experts here at SERVPRO in Agoura deal with water damage emergencies on a daily basis. We know how overwhelming the problem can be. We realize how tempting it is to put off dealing with the issue, especially if you suspect a slow leak.

Moreover, we cannot emphasize enough that speed is your best friend in this type of situation. The quicker you fix the source of the excess water, the more money you can save. When you call us in right away, we can use our expertise to save your carpets, walls, floors, and possessions.

Think you can handle the cleanup yourself? Think again. A fan from the home improvement center can blow air around. However, an industrial strength air mover can actually evaporate the moisture and create a drier room. We use these in conjunction with dehumidifiers, which remove moisture from the air.

Our team of SERVPRO technicians, trained to IICRC standards, know how to balance the work of these two critical pieces of equipment. If not enough air movers are used, the process can take longer than necessary. If there are too many movers used in relation to dehumidifiers, it can actually compound the damage.

Before we start, we do a thorough inspection, then decide on a plan to fix the problem. It starts with extracting the water and drying the area. Then we clean up space, using sanitizing agents and powerful cleaning solutions. Our goal is to restore your furnishings and living area, replacing only when necessary.

Another advantage of quickly calling in SERVPRO  is the help you get dealing with your insurance company. We have the experience to answer their questions and to assist you with the paperwork.

When an emergency happens, call the water damage specialists at SERVPRO in Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills as quickly as possible. We are here to help, 24/7. (818) 991-6292.

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