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Commercial Water Damage Services In Agoura Hills Can Restore Your Bakery

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Services In Agoura Hills Can Restore Your Bakery Our commercial water damage team can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage Services

Your bakery is a vibrant part of the community and sees a wealth of customers on any given day. Unfortunately, a pipe burst overnight that may affect the daily operations of your business. There is a fair amount of water leaking from the pipe. It is essential for you to call for a professional restoration company right away. Luckily, we are nearby and here to help. Our commercial water damage team can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

The SERVPRO commercial water damage services in Agoura Hills that we provide include a team assessment of the damages and fast water removal. We can get you back in business as soon as possible. Your business can lose money during the restoration phase. We train our crews to quickly extract water from structures, which can lessen the amount of time your bakery has to close down. Plus, fast water removal may reduce the cost of restoration and can help prevent further damages to your business.

Standing water can damage the flooring, subflooring, baseboards, and walls inside your bakery. It can also cause damage to the structure of your building. Also, if the water stays in place for a lengthy amount of time, mold can grow. It is not wise to allow water to stand for days inside a structure because mold can cause health effects. SERVPRO technicians arrive ready to work and aim to get you back in business as soon as possible.

Our techs understand that it is essential for you to keep your doors open. Our techs can use professional grade extractors, pumps or vacuums to remove the water from the structure. The team may also employ air movers and axial fans to increase evaporation, which can reduce the time it takes for the affected areas to dry completely. We may also use dehumidification equipment to lower the level of humidity, which enhances the rate of evaporation. Dehumidifiers pull in moist air and then releases dry, warm air back into the atmosphere that can speed up drying.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills commercial water damage services can restore your property to its preloss condition when possible. Contact us 24/7 at (818) 991-6292.

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Small Errors Can Lead To Widespread Water Damage In Your Agoura Kitchen

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Small Errors Can Lead To Widespread Water Damage In Your Agoura Kitchen Water damage in your Agoura residence can appear from some different sources.

Small Errors Can Lead To Widespread Water Damage

When it comes to caring for your Agoura residence, it means preparing for the disasters and incidents that could require professional restoration to resolve. While there are many things that your home needs that you can handle on your own, never discount the wealth of training and expertise available to you by bringing in a professional outfit instead of trying to handle cleanup and restoration tasks all by yourself.

Water damage in your Agoura residence can appear from some different sources. One of the most common of these, surprisingly perhaps, is human error. Something as simple as failing to close a dishwasher all the way before a cycle starts, or forgetting to remove the drain stop from the kitchen sink can lead to water spread throughout this area that you have to overcome. Professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly and help you to preserve the materials and contents of your kitchen.

One of the focuses for the technicians when we arrive beyond extraction of pooling water throughout the area is the preservation of the affected materials. Cabinets in your kitchen are often made of wood or particle material depending on their age and are very susceptible to saturation and warping. The faster that our SERVPRO technicians can get to work on removing the moisture from the area, the better protected that these implements become.

Flooring is another concern for the professionals that we dispatch to the restoration job. While the immediate surface can begin to bloat or warp with prolonged exposure to moisture and dampness, the subflooring and supports for the floor itself are also at risk the longer that the problem persists.

It is always critical when you face disaster in your home to get the situation taken care of as quickly as possible. These instances do not get better on their own and can lead to worsening conditions or compounding effects that make restoration take even longer and ultimately cost more to complete. Give our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills rapid response team a call 24/7 at (818) 991-6292.

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Oak Park's Fire Damage Professionals Tell About Restoring Burnt Furniture

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Oak Park's Fire Damage Professionals Tell About Restoring Burnt Furniture Returning home after a fire can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage and possibly restore any valuable possessions.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer BOTH Structural and Furniture Restoration After a Fire

Structural fires frequently occur across the nation, and some of those take place near Oak Park. Thousands and thousands of homes every year get destroyed across the country. House fires typically ignite due to people smoking indoors, cooking, or malfunctioning appliances. If you are lucky, you will get out of the burning building and get the fire put out quickly so that the structure does not become a total loss. However, even if your residence did not completely burn, many things can still get destroyed. Once a blaze starts, it can quickly rush through a building and use anything and everything in its path as fuel. Depending on how big the fire got and how long it burned before getting extinguished, your building materials and contents may have got torched and ruined. During a structure fire, some items can burn while others do not and many particles will not fully combust. When partially combusted particles are formed, they are released from the blaze in the form of smoke. Smoke also causes its own unique types of problems with your possessions and structural components.
 
When comprising the initial estimate for your insurance company, our SERVPRO estimators divide affected items into either the building materials or contents category. Most insurance companies use these classifications, so during fire damage restoration in Oak Park we also break up the estimate based on whether affected items are attached to the structure or not. A good method of figuring out whether something burnt would be considered a structural component or a content is to picture that the house gets turned upside down and shook. Anything that would fall out when shaken would be considered your contents, whereas items that stayed there even when the building was upside down would be regarded as part of the structure.
 
Once our SERVPRO technicians begin their initial testing and inspection process, we determine what items are damaged and which are not. We then figure out what things can be cleaned or otherwise restored and what things must be discarded and replaced.
 
In some cases, your furniture can get burned, and there is a chance that our SERVPRO crew can save the piece. If the charring on wooden parts of the furniture is not very deep, we can sometimes sand off the burnt surface down to the unaffected wood. We then can refinish the surface so that the item is brought back to what it was before the loss. If you ever suffer any fire or smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 24 hours every single day.

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Water Damage in Your Agoura Home from a Roof Leak

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Your Agoura Home from a Roof Leak Many times the water damage on your ceiling is the first sign of a leaky roof. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Both Understands and Makes Use of Evaporation Science When Drying Out Your Home After Damage


A household maintenance issue in Agoura you may delay repairs on is a leaky roof. However, there are several reasons you should treat something like this with urgency. Besides the damage that can be done to your home’s framework, it can also compromise your insulation and promote the growth of mold.
 
If you have realized you have a leaky roof, some of the water damage in your Agoura home you probably have is hidden. Therefore, it may have taken you a while to notice there was a problem. Be sure to get in touch with our skilled technicians at SERVPRO so we can help you find all the damage and dry your home thoroughly.
 
We need to establish a drying goal and monitor the drying process daily to see if this goal is being met. A drying goal is a condition we want to bring about in affected areas of your home and how dry we want the environment to be when we are finished.
 
SERVPRO technicians use drier air to increase the rate of evaporation. Air with low humidity is drier air. It is essential to have a relative humidity of under 40% for an effective drying process. It usually tells us that the air is dry and thirsty and can pull more water from materials. We use specific humidity readings, however, to make sure the humidity in the affected area is decreasing, as they are more accurate than relative humidity readings.
 
A moisture content goal is also set. One way we do this is to establish the dry standard, which is the moisture content of dry materials in an undamaged area of your home. We take moisture content readings from dry materials here to get the dry standard. These readings are part of the drying goal for the wet areas. When wet materials have the same moisture content as items in the unaffected room, they are considered dry.
 
SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills works carefully to ensure your home in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, or Agoura is dry again. Give us a call at (818) 991-6292 right away when you have a water damage emergency.

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Flood Damage Experts In Agoura Talk About Repairing The Source

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts In Agoura Talk About Repairing The Source Several conditions related to that storm striking Agoura can cause your property damage.

Flood Damage Experts Talk About Repairing The Source

Several conditions related to that storm striking Agoura can cause your property damage. Severe thunderstorms can bring about excessive rains in short periods. In some cases, the rain comes down so hard that it floods out the neighborhood. Once water starts getting deep outside, there is a chance it will get inside your home. High-speed winds can also cause problems to a building's structure. Winds can blow objects like rocks or tree branches into windows or exterior walls. Hurricane-like gusts can also cause roof leaks that create a hole for rainwater to enter the building.

Once the interior of your house gets wet, it is essential to begin work on removing moisture from the structure. However, when mitigating flood damage in Agoura, the source of the leak must be repaired first. When mitigating issues with water, our SERVPRO technicians utilize extraction and structural drying techniques. But, these techniques will only be successful if no more water is getting into the home.

The first thing our SERVPRO restoration team does when entering your residence is inspect your property to find the extent of the damage and to locate the source of the moisture. Sometimes the place where water is coming into your home is easy to find, other times finding the source can be more difficult. We start by testing the moisture content of building materials with specialized sensors and following the water to where it entered the structure.

Once the place where water entered your home gets found we determine the best way to fix the problem. In some situations, our SERVPRO technicians can easily permanently repair the leak. In other cases, the leak may have to be fixed temporarily before it can be correctly repaired. For example, if the water is entering a home due to a broken window, then the window gets boarded up and sealed so that water can not enter from the hole during the drying and extraction process. Then, at a later date, we come out and replace the broken window.

If the source does not get effectively repaired before we begin removing moisture from your house, then water can continue to create problems and render the rapid drying efforts useless. If you ever notice water leaking into your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 24 hours a day.

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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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