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When a Shared Wall Allows Mold into Your Agoura Hills Store

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

Hand drawn image of 3 storefronts in stripmall Shared walls mean water damage next door can bring mold into your business. Inspect the shared areas often for signs of damage.

Take Care of Mold Damage Before It Becomes a Problem in Your Commercial Space

You have poured everything into your Agoura Hills retail store. Even though you work hard to keep up with everything, making sure the store itself stays clean and free of potential problems, there is always the potential for something to go wrong. You might not even realize how much your store might be at the mercy of adjacent properties before a problem has already started.

If an adjacent store or property has recently fallen victim to flooding or water damage that impacted your shared wall, moisture from this incident can also affect your location. Once the mold has started to grow uninhibited from the present water, it can be a problem that compounds and gets exponentially worse. Professional remediation services can assist you in restoring the mold damage to your Agoura Hills store, but it is imperative to act quickly.

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

Our SERVPRO specialists are thoroughly trained in mold remediation and restoration services that exceed the standards required for certification through the IICRC. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and our years of experience, the technicians we dispatch to your store can work quickly to resolve an issue like this that threatens your business.

Ideally, our goal is to mitigate your damage in profit by working quickly to remediate the mold damage in several ways. First, we have to remove the fungus's food source by drying up the water present in the affected areas. Scrubbers are used to clean the surfaces growing mold colonies to remove them entirely.

Deodorization is critical in a store because your customers may quickly note the presence of mold based on its characteristic musty scent. Often the equipment of choice for this process by our SERVPRO technicians is a fogger. The dense chemical compound can disinfect and deodorize affected surfaces, floors, and stock you have in your store. The process neutralizes odorous molecules and leaves behind no scent at all.

Mold damage can be a massive problem for your business, stretching far beyond the potential health effects resulting from exposure. Resolve this problem quickly by calling SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. Our mold remediation specialists can be reached anytime at (818) 991-6292.

Agoura Property Owners Know that SERVPRO Provides Fast Water Extraction

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on window casing, wall and ceiling Mold growth is often a result of delayed water damage remediation. SERVPRO is always available to meet your water damage needs.

Highly Skilled Teams Handle Water Damage in Agoura

Water intrusion is a pressing problem that requires seriousness when handling should it happen in your Agoura property. The water ruins the structure as well as the contents within. Risks such as slip and fall accidents are also higher in a flooded property. Extracting the water and restoring relative humidity to normal levels are among matters that require higher priority. The restorative cleaning and structural drying services that we offer help establish problem areas and address them appropriately.

During the restoration of water damage in Agoura, there is a need to clean up many of the affected areas. Even though water is primarily a cleaning agent, it introduces different forms of soiling when it damages property. From our extensive experience handling water damage, we expect stains, dye transfer, and debris transfer from one point in a property to another. Therefore, our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property armed with the necessary cleaning agents to deal with any form of soiling. We do not waste precious time going back for supplies. Our Green Fleet is always equipped and stocked.

Water Removal Services

Microbial growth is typical in water intrusion environments, resulting from a delayed response or moisture traces that remain unaddressed. Our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certified crew understands the need to start abatement procedures within the first 24 hours, reducing the chances of microbial growth. We also understand water migration patterns common in such environments. We have advanced and straightforward detection equipment, including moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, and thermal hygrometers. Our SERVPRO technicians help reduce or eliminate the need for mold remediation by focusing on early detection and fast removal.

In a wet environment, water can be removed as a liquid or a gas in the form of vapor. From our extensive experience dealing with water damage, we understand the need to extract a higher percentage as a liquid because it is easier and faster. Our SERVPRO team uses extractors with different capabilities, including truck-mounted ones with up to 198.98-inch vacuum lift. We use air movers and dehumidifiers in the final stages to restore normal moisture levels.

Even simple water intrusion can become complicated if not correctly handled. Call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292. We are available 24/7.

Small Calabasas House with Big Smoke and Fire Damage Problem

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on walls and cabinets Kitchen fires are difficult to clean because of the grease residues. SERVPRO has the cleaners to restore your home.

SERVPRO Techs Have Professional Products and Training to Handle Any Size or Type of Calabasas Fire Damage Restoration

A grease fire on a Calabasas stove is the root cause of many residential kitchen fire damage jobs that SERVPRO handles. This type of home disaster tends to have equal parts soot and odor to clean up. 

When addressing fire damage in Calabasas kitchens after dinner has gone wrong, SERVPRO techs carefully scope to determine how widespread cleanup tasks are needed. Grease fire burns extremely hot and moves quickly, causing damage to cabinets, appliances and depositing protein residues throughout the room. 

If the HVAC is running, the odors can get distributed all over the home via ductwork. SERVPRO technicians handle this type of fire cleanup using a multi-layered approach, including:

  • Cleaning walls using a degreasing agent
  • Lifting of residues with dry cleaning sponges where possible
  • Removal of charred cabinets and building materials to lower the odors

The protein residues are not the same as traditional soot and are challenging to see. SERVPRO technicians have specific cleaning agents that release the viscus residues' grip on backsplashes, counters, and floors without harming surfaces.

When fire damage is the problem in a Calabasas home, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292. The certified techs can perform any size house fire cleanup and are available 24/7.

How To Handle Water Damage On Your Agoura Home

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

a broken pipe in a bathroom that is causing flooding with items floating everywhere Quick attention to your water damage event is critical to prevent the situation from escalating. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal efforts.

Agoura Home Water Damage Suggestions from SERVPRO

Addressing the issue immediately of Agoura water damage is crucial because it helps ensure that your property is not subjected to secondary water damage. Once your home has been damaged by fire or a flood, water damage is typically the primary, urgent issue you confront. Additionally, nipping the water damage problem in the bud will lessen the likelihood of structural problems and mold growth. To ensure that you can resolve all water damage issues quickly and correctly, SERVPRO suggests reading the below informational guide.

Call Your Insurance Company for Water Damage and Restoration

Water intrusion caused by structural failures, appliances, and plumbing are generally covered under a standard homeowners policy. Water damage caused by flooding or storms may not be covered. As soon as you become aware of water damage on your property, be sure to call your insurance company. Your insurance agent has an adjuster come out to your property and complete a water damage assessment. Additionally, the adjuster can help you start the claims process. SERVPRO advises calling us to cooperate with your agent to expedite the water removal and implement an action plan. Remember to take photos of the personal possessions and structural materials that the water damage has impacted (as will SERVPRO.)

Contact A Water Damage Restoration Company

After you call your insurance agent, be sure to contact a water damage restoration company. We can complete each water damage restoration process, including cleanup, water extraction, drying, and content restoration, upon a signed agreement. Our thorough assessment and inspection will provide our skilled technicians a clear understanding of the damages done and how to address them. We are also ready to work with contractors of your choosing to expedite the process.

Avoid DIY Projects

Although you may be tempted to start the water damage cleanup process on your own, don't do it if significant volumes of water are present in your Agoura home. Health effects that result from flood contaminants or sewage backup are genuine. Also, without proper and total drying of the structure, mold can increase, leading to possible health effects. Consider the safety factor of walking on a slippery floor or stepping on a hidden object that may cause injury.

Call SERVPRO Immediately

With several years of experience in the water damage restoration industry, the professionals of SERVPRO can be trusted to restore your property in Agoura to its preloss condition. All of our professionals are IICRC-certified, plus they receive ongoing corporate and in-branch training. Our green trucks are outfitted with the latest and best equipment that compliments our customer-first philosophy. We are there 24/7 and ready if you need help.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is close by and ready to respond to your water or flood damage emergency. Call us 24/7 for help. (818) 991-6292.

Flood Damage Tips For Your Agoura Home

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

a house floating in water from floods Flooding can destroy both the contents and structure of your home. Contact SERVPRO for the certified technicians and equipment to tackle flood damage.

Agoura Flood Damage Tips

Flooding is an uncommon but often unavoidable tragedy among home and business owners around the nation and has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilization. Particularly in low-lying or close-to-water areas, flood damage in Agoura can be one of the leading causes of structural damage in homes and businesses. Often, the damages incurred are even more significant than the more well-known challenges associated with fire and storm damage. To better safeguard yourself against flood damage, here are a few tips to help save yourself in the future.

Buy Flood Insurance 

Most homeowners do not know this, but most homeowners' insurance policies do NOT cover flood damage. Separate policies are often required for this type of damage. By arming yourself with an Agoura flood damage policy, you can ensure the safety of your financial future against the elements. Even if you do not live in an at-risk area, you should still purchase the insurance, primarily because premiums are often significantly lower than in high-risk areas. Whether your home is in a swamp, near a river, or on high ground, a custom flood insurance policy should never be overlooked.

Keep Valuables Overhead 

If you have any very high-dollar items or items of significant sentimental value, precaution should be taken to keep them in high places. Agoura floods typically don't rise higher than a foot or two, even in the worst cases, and your goods should be safe at elevations higher than this. You want to lose as little as possible in the event of a flood, so spending a day rearranging your belongings with this in mind may be a good idea.

Don't Be Afraid to Seek Help 

It can be pretty overwhelming to look at the damages caused by a flood. However, it is essential to keep in mind that professional and contracted services exist solely to assist in the cleanup and restoration of flood damages and help you get back on your feet with the experience and training of IICRC-certified professionals.

If you've incurred flood damage on a large or small scale, please don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 for 24/7 services and quotes. 

How Can Agoura Homeowners Remove Protein Fire Damage Odors?

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with debris everywhere After a kitchen fire, team SERVPRO is the fire damage restoration company that you need. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO’s 24/7 Service Eliminates Fire Damage Stains and Odors

Kitchens are among the most vulnerable areas of a given home for fire damage. Even briefly unattended cooking utensils put Agoura homeowners at risk for fire. Fire departments across the United States respond to a home fire call every 24 seconds, 49% of which start in the kitchen.

Agoura SERVPRO fire damage technicians can respond at any time of the day or night, including weekends and holidays, to disaster calls. This team strives to minimize home damage and return the property to a clean, safe state once more.

SERVPRO’s 24/7 Protein Fire Damage Mitigation Minimizes Damage

Fast-responding fire damage mitigation is crucial for a variety of reasons after a kitchen fire:

  • Soot deposits hide in every nook and cranny after a fire and can corrode metals if they come in contact with moisture
  • Greasy protein residues are difficult to remove without professional application of enzyme digesters
  • SERVPRO also addresses water damage and odors from fire suppression efforts
  • Technicians apply EPA-registered biocides to eliminate stains and odors
  • SERVPRO repair and rebuilding services save structural materials like drywall, wall studs, and vents from further damages

Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 for residential disaster cleanup that leaves homes looking, “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Can Cause Mold in Agoura Hills Gift Shops

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Burst pipes will cause mold if not caught in time. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for your job. Mold remediation is a specialty.

SERVPRO techs are mold specialist who can provide mold removal services

When a pipe bursts overnight, sending gallons of water into your gift shop, you need to know who to call. Your business needs emergency water mitigation fast. One of the biggest worries with water damage like this is a secondary issue, such as mold.

Time is of the Essence

To prevent black mold damage in this Agoura Hills gift shop, fast action is needed. Mold spreads rapidly. In under 48 hours, mold spores can grasp onto a moisture-laden surface. The colonies spread at an alarming rate. Our technicians work quickly to remove water from the shop. Our technicians use:

  • Hidden Water Detection Equipment – Moisture sensors and probes find hidden water to prevent mold development.
  • Specialized Water Extraction Equipment – We use whatever pump is needed to get the job done. It may be a truck-mounted pump, battery-operated, or submersible.
  • Industrial Drying Equipment – Dehumidifiers and air movers handle any size job with industrial strength operation.
  • Proprietary Cleaning Agents – Our cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products remove mold from surfaces.
  • Restoration Techniques – Controlled demolition helps dry the premises and remove unsalvageable components.

Getting You Up & Running

Whether it is restroom mold removal, basement mold removal, or mold removal from inventory or assemblies else in your business, SERVPRO has you covered. Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills today at (818) 991-6292 and prevent mold damage in your store.

Where Can Agoura Residents Go for Clean Up After a House Fire?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

open flames Home fire restoration by SERVPRO is top-notch. We use the latest technology and equipment for any size fire damage restoration job.

SERVPRO provides professional fire damage restoration to Agoura homes impacted by fire

No matter what type of restoration project we undertake, cleaning is a key element to recovery. Depending on the type of fire and the extent of the damage, the cleaning and repairs may be split into sections. 

What Gets Cleaned After a Fire?

When we provide fire damage restoration in Agoura, some tasks may occur in the mitigation stage and some in the final restoration phase. The type of repair and cleaning we do depends on the amount of damage done by the fire. Typical fire damaged homes need:

  • Content Cleaning – We do on-site cleaning, pack-out, and warehouse cleaning depending on the circumstance. Soot and odors can settle into everything from clothes to furniture, and we use proprietary cleaning agents to help restore them.
  • Surface Cleaning– Smoke residue and soot are challenging to clean. We use several techniques to mitigate the fire damage, including dissolving, abrasive cleaning, oxidizing, and emulsifying.
  • Deodorizing – With fire, the need to remove strong odors is almost always something we deal with. Techniques like thermal fogging help rid the home of the overpowering smoke smell. 
  • Restoration - This involves repair and reconstruction. Returning your home to preloss condition is all part of the process, “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 for expert fire and smoke damage services.

Small Leaks Can Develop into Big Problems in Agoura Homes

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher leaking water Appliances may cause water damage in your home. No matter the size of the disaster SERVPRO will handle all the work.

 SERVPRO’s water removal services return water-damaged home in Agoura back to normal 

Named after a French Basque immigrant who wanted to live like a Spanish rancher, Agoura is a small community that was once used for outdoor filming. The location is next door to Agoura Hills and Calabasas. There are a lot of exciting things to see and do in the area. Whatever you choose to do, the scenery is stunning.

Reyes Adobe Historical Site

Visitors can learn about the past 150 years of California history at this historical site. Artifacts and stories bring to life the families that lived in the Reyes Adobe. It’s a beautiful example of Spanish Rancho architecture. 

The M*A*S*H Site

If you are a fan of the M*A*S*H series, you will not want to miss a chance to see the site where the series was filmed. Originally left to deteriorate, the Malibu Creek State Park, where it is located, decided it was a well-loved spot that needed to be taken care of. Today, visitors can take a short hike to visit the site of their favorite series.

Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek State Park is a beautiful park known as the “Yosemite of Southern California.” It has been used for filming movies for many years. The area is simply spectacular. Nature lovers can enjoy the following activities:

  •   Hiking – there are easy, moderate, and hard trails.
  •   Biking – beginner trails and steep terrain for mountain bikers
  •   Rock Climbing – come climb the Planet of the Ape wall.
  •   Kayaking – you won’t find lakes in every California park
  •   Horseback Riding – One of Ronald Reagan’s favorites
  •   Camping – book early as it fills up fast
  •   Birdwatching – enjoy sponsored bird walks or explore on your own.

Great Places to Enjoy a Good Meal

While you are out and about, why not check out some of the great places to eat in Agoura and the surrounding areas? There is sure to be a type of cuisine to suit every palette. If you have your favorite eateries, consider branching out and trying something new. Here are some nice places to consider:

  •   Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill – fantastic restaurant for those who love ribs.
  •   Old Place Restaurant – Step back in time and enjoy a good steak.
  •   Tuscany II Ristorante – Fine Italian food, try the Heirloom salad.
  •   Jinky’s Agoura Hills – Check out the tater tot burrito, a great breakfast place.
  •   Agoura’s Famous Deli & Restaurant – Pastrami and Reuben sandwiches are amazing.

Get Ready to Explore

That is only the tip of the iceberg. You can try Mediterranean and Indian food or enjoy some good old American hamburgers. Why not head out for some outdoor fun and then circle back to enjoy an excellent meal. 

SERVPRO Provides Top-Notch Water Removal Services in Agoura 

Leaks can cause serious damage as they slowly cause gallons of water loss in homes. When the leak gets big enough, you can end up with a huge mess in your kitchen, bathroom, or basement. Moisture can end up seeping under the floorboards, behind cabinets, and into lower levels if the problem is on the second story. When that happens, SERVPRO technicians are available day or night to provide emergency services. Water damage can happen quickly and cause secondary damage if immediate water damage remediation does not take place. Some of the steps we take include:

We understand that even minor in-home flooding can disrupt your routine. SERVPRO is fast to the scene and quick to restore your home to preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 for all your water & fire damage restorations. 

How Fast Should Flood Restoration Get Started in Agoura Hills Homes?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

standing in a pool of storm water in home Flood damage is an after-effect of a storm. SERVPRO has trained and experienced techs that will have your home back to preloss condition.

With our prompt response, we can protect Agoura Hills homes after a flood. 

Flooding is often one of the most devastating events that can impact local homes, making it critical for a team of professionals like our SERVPRO roster to mobilize quickly to help. With a general contractor license, we can help with additional services necessary to repair and recover homes after flooding. Our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) can help with:

  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Water damage remediation
  • Emergency services water damage

What Flood Restoration Strategies Can Begin Immediately? 

Our professionals' first steps when arriving to restore flood damage in Agoura homes can protect contents and occupants. Water removal services and emergency services water damage implement extraction and cleanup early before other flood restoration. 

Flood damage is a considerable threat to area homes and businesses, but our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills team can help with our fast response with mitigation services. Give us a call today at (818) 991-6292.