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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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Water Extraction Services in a Flood Damage Situation in Agoura

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Extraction Services in a Flood Damage Situation in Agoura SERVPRO Swiftly Extracts Storm Water from Agoura Properties

Floodwaters Pose Difficult Removal and Restoration Processes

Time is of the essence when a storm hits Agoura. Within a matter of hours, the floodwaters could overwhelm your home and compromise its structural integrity. Snakes, frogs, and other animals could swim into the house. Wet electrical boxes and felled power lines become a safety hazard. Even your car may become submerged in water and fail to start. The overall experience can be devastating.
 
The best way to protect yourself and your family is by escaping to the roof if the flood waters are so high and then calling a restoration company when the floodwaters recede. SERVPRO has many years of experience dealing with water and flood damage in Agoura. During that time, we have helped numerous homeowners recover from a wide range of gray and black water flood damage. Thanks to a combination of experience, advanced cleaning and drying equipment, and dedication to client satisfaction, our IICRC-qualified technicians have been able to return damaged properties to preloss condition in no time.
 
Our flood damage recovery process always begins with water extraction from the property. The volume of water determines the extent of the water extraction process - the larger the flood, the more complicated the removal becomes. Typically, gray and black water may require decontamination efforts once we are done with the extraction part.
 
SERVPRO water extraction technicians have two main objectives in mind when undertaking flood damage remediation. First, we have to protect the structure from unnecessary absorption of the floodwater, and secondly, we need to reduce the risk of secondary damage while controlling evaporation (which can lead to mold growth and mold damage).
 
Add to this the fact that rapid extraction of water can significantly decrease the amount of "strip-out" needed after a flood, using SERVPRO professional extraction services can greatly reduce repair costs that normally come with such an event. Once the work is done, we carry out thermal monitoring, environmental data logging processes, and hygiene testing to minimize the possibility of degradation. Indeed, it would be naive to assume that just because things look clean or dry, that that is actually the case.
 
Time passes slowly when a flood hits your home. For fast, efficient, and reliable flood damage restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We are locally based and have many years of experience providing flood damage and water damage restoration services to the area and its environs. Call us anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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How Large Are The Spores That Cause Mold Damage In Agoura Homes?

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Large Are The Spores That Cause Mold Damage In Agoura Homes? Mold Spores Build Colonies in Agoura Homes Requiring Remediation--Call SERVPRO

Mold Morphology Dictates Correct Remediation Services

Homeowners know that running a household comes with many responsibilities, from keeping gutters cleared to getting repairs done around the house. One particular issue for householders in Agoura is mold. Fungi are present in many places, especially out in nature, and it is easy for them to set up home indoors. All mold needs for growth is moisture, ambient temperatures, and an organic food source such as cloth or drywall.
 
One thing you might not know about mold damage in your Agoura home is just how tiny the mold spores are. They are far too small to be seen by the naked eye. Visible mold growth in a home is called a mycelium, which is a collection of tiny thread-like cells called hyphae. The mycelium releases mold spores which are then free to travel to other parts of the house and set up new colonies.
 
Most mold spores are around 10 to 30 microns in size. A micron is one millionth of a meter, which is so small it is tricky to imagine. For comparison, a human hair is typically between 40 and 300 microns, and the eye of a needle is 1,250 microns. So it is clear that mold is very tiny indeed.
 
Because the spores are too small to be seen with the naked eye, it is not possible to completely eradicate all mold from the house. However, SERVPRO trains our technicians to set up containment and use powerful filtration to prevent the spread of mold.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians set up containment around areas of visible mold. Contained areas prevent spores from escaping into other parts of your home. We also wear protective clothing and create a decontamination area to protect the rest of your house.
 
An important step in mold remediation is the use of a negative air machine to draw contaminated air out of the area and vent it. It is vital that the machines can trap mold spores. That is why SERVPRO only uses equipment with true HEPA filtration because a true High-Efficiency Particulate Air filter traps particles as small as 0.3 microns.
 
For help with mold remediation in Agoura, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 today.

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Handling Water Damage in Your Agoura Home

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Handling Water Damage in Your Agoura Home Water damage can exist undetected for years. Once you notice damage in your home, especially the bathroom, it's time to contact SERVPRO.

Our IICRC Certified Technicians Quickly Arrive to Remediate Your Water Damage

No matter how diligent you are in keeping up your home in Agoura, disaster can strike at any time. From weather anomalies like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, to leaky pipes and plumbing problems, water can get into your property and make a big mess of things.
 
There are many types of water damage in Agoura which are not so noticeable at first that can affect your home. Many times, people live with problems from water for an extended period and are unaware of the danger in their own homes. Therefore, it is important to look out for things such as water stains around doors and windows, indicating that water can penetrate these areas.
 
Keep an eye on drywall and look for areas which are swollen and soft, as this is an indicator water is inside your walls. Buckling hardwood flooring is another sign of water damage. If you see any of these issues, call our technicians at SERVPRO right away. We can find the source of the problem for you and fix all the issues that have occurred.
 
Other areas to be aware of include in your kitchen around the sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator, and in your bathroom around the shower, bathtub, and toilet. These are vulnerable areas to pipe leaks and accumulating standing water which can create bigger problems.
 
Besides structural damage which can be caused, there are health concerns to think about as well. With moisture, there is a fertile environment for mildew and mold to grow, and it does not take long either – just 24 to 48 hours. It is another reason why you need to reach out to us at SERVPRO as soon as you realize there is a problem. We are also trained and certified to handle mold damage.
 
If you have visible standing water, open any windows you can to help ventilate the area while you wait on our technicians, and turn off the main power source to the affected rooms if it is safe to do so.
 
SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills is ready to help you whenever you are in need. If you reside in Calabasas, Agoura, Hidden Hills or the surrounding areas, we can easily be reached anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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Giving Agoura Residents Hope Against Flood Damage In The Area

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Giving Agoura Residents Hope Against Flood Damage In The Area Flood and Water Removal Help in Agoura Residents Call on SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers a Well Equipped Team to Mitigate Storm Losses

It is crucial forevery Agoura resident to protect ourselves and our property against common problems that exist. We chose to live in an area with relatively high humidity, making our homes uniquely susceptible to damages caused by thunderstorms.

If you find yourselves facing issues resulting from this flood damage in your Agoura home, you are not alone. Many homeowners face flooding issues on their property every year. However, with the proper assistance, you can get ahead, controlling the amount of loss you experience.
 
Give your locally owned and operated SERVPRO an opportunity to inspect your home. We can check for signs of potential issues early on and help you make preparations to prevent significant damages when disaster strikes. With our help, you can avoid having to deal with the aftermath of a flood on your property, alone.

We live in this community, right alongside you and everyone else. However, our goal is to put IICRC-industry certified technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and the vast resources of our company to work helping local home and business owners remain safe during an emergency. SERVPRO gives you access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes from truck mounted power pumps to hand held wands, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air movers, and the trained personnel available to tackle any size job imaginable.

We respond to your emergency situation anytime, day or night and provide you with quality services and professional help that make preparing your home for storms a snap. Our technicians can perform repairs on your roof (emergency board ups and tarp covers), gutters, downspouts, grading, drainage, and foundation, keeping water away. Many homes experience standing water in their basement or crawl space every year; SERVPRO provides you with an answer for that as well-water proofing and encapsulation.

Our services make taking care of fallen trees, broken windows, or cluttered yards after a huge storm a thing of the past. We can install shutters, additional drainage, backflow valves, and submersible pumps that help limit the losses you experience during an emergency.  Ask us about our ERP Plan to mitigate and even prevent many fire and water damage losses.

SERVPRO of Agoura provides services to Calabasas and Hidden Hills as well, offering solutions for problems that many homeowners face throughout the area. Call us 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for assistance with a variety of emergency situations in your home. (818) 991-6292

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A Variety of Agoura Business Owners Find Solace Fighting Water Damage With True Professionals

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial A Variety of Agoura Business Owners Find Solace Fighting Water Damage With True Professionals Your Agoura Bowling Alley Struck with Water Damage? Spare Yourself the Worry--Call SERVPRO

Rapid Water Extraction Minimizes Lost Revenue and Costs to Agoura Area Enterprises

Water issues can come from anywhere on your property. Try as you do, it is impossible to prepare for every single possibility that exists. It is imperative today for business owners to have a relationship with their local restoration company, someone they trust to perform specialty services during emergency situations that may occur to their Agoura enterprise.

If you run a bowling alley, pool hall, or even a bar somewhere in the Agoura area, you might be dealing with water damage right now. The restoration process itself is pretty straight forward; the idea is to get all of the water out before it causes significant damage to contents, company assets, or the structural integrity of your building even while trying to keep your doors open and your customers happy.
 
At SERVPRO we have years of experience dealing with these type of situations. You might come into work early one day only to find a building full of water, leading to an experience you may wish you could forget. Many water conditions cause significant damage that you cannot see, eventually leading to water spots, stains--either water or mold or exposure that ruin your indoor environment.
 
Bowling alley floors need specific attention to eliminating damaged areas before resurfacing for customer use. All of the equipment, machinery, and electronics need proper drying and a thorough servicing. We give our clients valuable services, and keep you informed throughout the restoration process.
 
SERVPRO provides deodorization techniques used to promote a healthy atmosphere in pool halls throughout the area. You surely do not want customers entering your building to find unattractive odors that make them want to turn around and leave. All it takes is making a single phone call to get your ambient air quality to a high level.
 
Bars often have a variety of water damage issues. SERVPRO handles everything from plumbing, roofing, to problems involving malfunctioning equipment. We have a variety of water extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, and infrared moisture detectors to get water in your building under control quickly. We respond fast, provide you with quick, efficient services, and work hard to keep your doors open.
 
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills has IICRC certified technicians available at a moment's notice to address emergency situations that occur on your property. Give us an opportunity to make water issues disappear, “Like it never even happened.” (818) 991-6292

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