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Three Advantages Why Selecting SERVPRO Is The Right Step To Restore Your Water Damaged Home In Agoura Hills

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Three Advantages Why Selecting SERVPRO Is The Right Step To Restore Your Water Damaged Home In Agoura Hills When facing water damage in your home, working with professionals is the best decision you can ever make.

Why You Should Consider Hiring Water Damage Professionals In Agoura Hills

When facing water damage in your home, working with professionals is the best decision you can ever make. In fact, professional restoration companies have an emergency hotline you can call 24/7. Once you make that call, we respond fast to deliver timely and high-quality services. This saves you from the stressful event and enables you to assume your normal duties. Want to know the benefits of hiring water damage restoration experts? The following are three benefits why working with professionals is the right step.

Quick Response
When your home is flooded by water from a faulty pipe or appliance, time is of the essence. SERVPRO water damage experts in Agoura Hills pride themselves in responding fast to emergencies. By doing so, we help to prevent further harm to your belongings and home.

Want to know our process? The initial step is to inspect your property, followed by clean up, drying, and repairs. Also, we help to salvage your furniture, appliances and other valuables. Thanks to our quick response, you can resume your normal life within days.

Reduce Losses And Restoration Costs
Hiring SERVPRO experts to mitigate water damage in your home helps to reduce losses and restoration costs. As experts, we have cutting-edge equipment that reduces the time involved in cleaning and drying. The equipment includes dehumidifiers, air movers and truck mounted water extraction equipment. By extracting the water from your home, less damage occurs to your walls and hardwood floors.

Safety First
Walking around in your flooded home can lead to an accident. For instance, you can slip on your hardwood floors or get electrocuted when attempting clean up. Also, if you have an open wound, it may come into contact with gray water from a faulty dishwasher.

Hiring professionals mean you do not have to do the clean up yourself. This keeps you and your family from harm's way. Prolonged exposure of your home and belongings to water can lead to further damage. Also, it makes it hard to salvage your possessions.

Hiring SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills water damage experts is the smartest decision. Thanks to our timely action, we help you save on restoration costs. Call our 24/7 emergency line at (818) 991-6292 to get the job done right the first time.

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Wildfire Woolsey's Smoke and Fire Damage to Some Agoura Area Homes Get Help from SERVPRO

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Wildfire Woolsey's Smoke and Fire Damage to Some Agoura Area Homes Get Help from SERVPRO SERVPRO Helps Home Owners in the Agoura Area After Wildfires Pass With Fast Cleanup and Help

Recovery of Your Agoura Home Following the Woolsey Wildfire

Even with the evacuation order getting rescinded for the Agoura and Calabasas areas following the devastating Woolsey wildfire, homeowners and business owners are now getting their first look at the destructive force of this fire on their property. With hundreds of homes and buildings destroyed in the path of this disaster, many homeowners with houses that can get salvaged look for professional restoration solutions to respond to their fire-damaged properties to begin recovery efforts quickly.

Our professional restoration team is available 24-hours a day for any emergency that threatens your Agoura residence and remains on alert for any customer seeking assistance from this recent widespread catastrophe. We have the training and the tools to help you preserve structural elements of your home where possible and mitigate loss through efforts like pack-outs and top-tier cleaning.

The SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your address get well equipped for all facets of fire damage both to the interior and exterior of your house. We strive to quickly assess the full magnitude of the fire and smoke damage and determine the appropriate response with personnel and equipment to restore it. In some cases, homes require professional cleaning services and deodorization but have not suffered the substantial structural damages other homeowners experienced.

Other homes are less fortunate, requiring reconstruction and remodeling to return to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO professionals on-site can begin thorough, controlled demolition techniques to remove the unsalvageable materials without disrupting the structural elements that can get saved and retain their integrity amongst the other damages. Our fast response to emergencies can ensure that the materials affected in your home can get preserved if the fire damages have not affected them too greatly.

Recovering from a wildfire disaster like Woolsey can take time and patience, but the right professional restoration team for the job is only a phone call away. You can count on our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills-trained fire restoration technicians to help you return your home to its original condition as quickly as is possible, whenever possible. Give us a call today at (818) 991-6292.

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Flood Damage In Calabasas Is No Match For Our Team Of Experts

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage In Calabasas Is No Match For Our Team Of Experts SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can clean, dry, and restore your home.

Flood Damage Restoration Services To Dry The Exterior Walls Of Your Calabasas Property

Most people assume that it is only the interior parts of the structure that require drying after a flood damage incident. Exterior walls can absorb water during a flood and may require specialty drying. When drying a building made of cinder block, we look at the state of the open cells in the walls since they can hold water. We also examine the walls of your Calabasas property and check whether they are painted. Semi-gloss or gloss paints can act as moisture barriers and reduce at which the moisture moves from the block wall's inside to the outside.

To drain water from the block walls during flood damage restoration in Calabasas, our SERVPRO team drills holes near the bottom of the wall. We prefer to make the holes around the motor joint area since it is easy to seal the holes at the end of the process. Making bigger holes is necessary to allow sufficient air circulation when the building is submerged for a long time.

Sometimes our SERVPRO team comes across block walls with fiberglass, foam, vermiculite, and cellulosic insulation. Drying the walls when the insulation is still in place requires much dry air, and the process is slow, so, we remove the insulation. Slower drying may also affect the insulation qualities of some materials. The drying time can also slow when the walls have bond beams. To determine whether there are bond beams in the walls, we tap on the surfaces. If it feels like tapping on concrete, then there is a bond beam in such a wall, but a hollow sound indicates they are absent.

We consider the area to be dry once it has regained its natural content of moisture. To determine its natural moisture content, we take the readings of a control area and compare them to those of the remediated area. Our SERVPRO technicians use a moisture meter when taking the measurements.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can clean, dry, and restore your home or business. We use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment to do the job. Call (818) 991-6292 to let us attend to your concerns. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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When Mold Invades Your Calabasas Home Our Remediation Specialists Can Help!

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Mold Invades Your Calabasas Home Our Remediation Specialists Can Help! Removing mold can be time-consuming, but bringing in a restoration service is the only way to ensure your home is 100% spore free.

Mold Removal And Remediation For Calabasas Residences

Mold spores are present in every Calabasas home. Their normal state is inert, and pose no more threat than common house dust. Once these spores come into contact with enough water, they can quickly spread throughout the home unnoticed. Since basements are not common in our area, most mold spread happens in attics, crawlspaces, and behind walls.

Mold removal from these areas in Calabasas homes requires much more than a large, spray bottle of bleach and a bucket of sponges and cloths. SERVPRO has the training and tools to complete the task thoroughly with only a very small risk of re-infestation.

Attics and crawlspaces mean our restoration teams wear protective gear. Although mold can cause health problems in some people, the real risk is accidentally spreading mold to other parts of the residence. By wearing protective gear in the attic and removing it upon exiting, technicians can greatly reduce this risk. They use plastic sheeting to seal in an isolation area to store the clothing and needed tools.

Once mold spreads across the attic or crawlspace, it quickly grows into the insulation. The only sure way to deal with the mold is by removing the blown-in or rolled insulation completely. For the blown-in variety, that means using a commercial grade vacuum to suction out the material through a flexible tube and into a sealed bag outside the home. For rolled insulation, SERVPRO technicians roll it up and bag it before taking to out of the attic for disposal.

If there is any insulation in the corners, they use scrapers to dig it out and bag it for removal. After getting the last of it out of the attic or crawlspace, team members spray every surface with an anti-bacterial chemical to kill any trace of active mold spores.

If we find mold behind the walls, the only certain method to remove it is to pull down the drywall or wood paneling and scrape it all out. When technicians complete the task, they use the same anti-bacterial spray to clean the wall cavities and allow it to dry. Next, they enclose the now clean spaces with new drywall and wood panels.

Removing mold can be time-consuming, but bringing in a restoration service is the only way to ensure your home is 100% spore free. If you need us, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 today.

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Smoky Odors and Stains in Your Westlake Property? Whom Should I Call? SERVPRO

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoky Odors and Stains in Your Westlake Property? Whom Should I Call? SERVPRO Westlake Dirty, Fire & Smoke Damaged Ductwork? SERVPRO Can Help

SERVPRO - Remediating Fire Damage to Westlake Homes

Every Westlake home fire burns differently, depending on the material which burns and the amount of oxygen. These factors determine how fast the fire burns, which results in the type of residues left on the property from the smoke and soot.
 
These factors in Westlake fire damage also determine how SERVPRO restoration teams clean each home as well. Our specialists inspect the property to determine the level of damage and which categories it falls into and the methods needed to return each home to its pre-fire condition.
 
Mitigation – These are our first actions to avoid secondary damage from animal intrusion, weather, and trespassing. Our clean-up crews secure windows and doors with plywood and also cover openings in the home where flames may have burned holes through the roof.
 
Contents Cleaning – Our initial attempts to clean personal property are in the home when possible. If the residence has significant damage, our specialists take it to our facility or another location to clean the items. These pack-outs are carefully documented and barcoded, then stored until your home is ready to receive them. We maintain a large inventory of cleaners so that if we can clean an item, our team members do so quickly and thoroughly.
 
Structural Cleaning – If the fire burned for an extended period, SERVPRO technicians know that smoke traveled through the HVAC ductwork, penetrated building material like drywall and wood paneling, and even wood framing and support structures. In these cases, removing smoke and soot residues also removes the source of pungent odors that can linger for months or years after completing other cleaning efforts. Removal often requires very strong anti-microbial cleaners to destroy these residues.
 
Specialty Restoration – This category deals with items that need special cleaning services, and we recommend the owner uses a service trained for these items. Examples of personal property here include antique furniture, clothing that requires dry cleaning, electronic devices, and artwork.
 
Reconstruction – When the damage to structural property cannot be cleaned or repaired, our technicians dispose of items like wood framing, other minor support beams, drywall, paneling and may replace them. For major structural damage, the team leader recommends the homeowner engages a licensed, general contractor.
 
Cleaning and restoring homes after a fire is not a quick process. Our goal at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is to return each home in the best condition possible. "Like it never even happened." If you need our assistance, call today at (818) 991-6292.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Commercial Property In Agoura After A Water Damage Emergency

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Restores Your Commercial Property In Agoura After A Water Damage Emergency The last thing an owner would want in their antique store is water damage that could threaten the pieces inside.

A Leaking Pipe Can Cause Water Damage Inside Your Agoura Antique Store

The last thing an owner would want in their antique store is water damage that could threaten the pieces inside. A leaky pipe running through your storefront walls can cause damage to the surrounding area over time. If this damage it left to its own devices, it can lead to further problems developing, such as mold damage.

The wisest thing you can do to combat the water damage inside of your Agoura antique store is to call for the help of professional remediation services as soon as possible. Leaving the water damage for any longer than necessary can allow it to cause even more damage. The moisture can spread and potentially damage the pieces in your store. To protect the value of your merchandise, getting a remediation team inside as soon as possible is the best course of action.

Here at SERVPRO, we know how valuable time is for your business. Keeping a schedule and remaining open during those hours consistently is essential for business. Our services are flexible, and we can always come to your aid when you need us. If you'd prefer us to work through the night so you can keep your store open during the day, SERVPRO can do that for you.

Our IICRC-technicians can bring advanced technology with them to remedy the water damage inside your store. After an initial investigation, to make sure that complications such as mold damage have not arisen, we can set up our equipment around the water damage. SERVPRO can use devices such as ventilation fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to draw the moisture out of your walls. When all of these pieces of equipment work in conjunction, they encourage moisture to evaporate, drying out the wall around the former leaky pipe.

It is unwise to hesitate when you find water damage in your storefront. Instead, phone (818) 991-6292 to get in contact with SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. Night or day, we are available to help you.

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Avoid Remediation Delays in Oak Park Because Fire Damage Can Cause Additional Problems for Your Home

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoid Remediation Delays in Oak Park Because Fire Damage Can Cause Additional Problems for Your Home Fire residues can continue to destroy your building materials. Contact SERVPRO right away after a fire.

The Risks of Self Examination After Fire Damage in Your Oak Park House

Once a disaster occurs in your Oak Park residence, your first instinct might be to figure out just how severe the effects are for yourself. While there are several situations that this might be a wise thought to have, following a situation like a fire in your home, there could be risks that you are not aware of that threaten your health or safety for entering before it has gotten deemed safe to do so.

Fire damages in Oak Park can affect your home in a multitude of ways. From the direct impact it might have on the structural integrity of your residence to the more subtle secondary effects, these lingering symptoms often require focused attention from trained professionals to overcome and restore. Even assessing the scope of the damage can be a risk to someone who is not fully aware of the extent of the damage their home has sustained.

Our SERVPRO professionals get trained in the use of varying levels of safety equipment to keep them protected from the threats of structural failures and potential contaminants that might exist in the atmosphere once a fire gets extinguished. Homeowners often do not fully understand the possibility of weakened building materials collapsing, chemical toxins from burned contents, or even the health effects of breathing smoke and debris.

Your insurance company often requires documented photographic evidence and cataloging of the damage that your home contends with from a recent fire, but this assessment and photographic proof can best get left to our SERVPRO estimator. The trained individual we dispatch has a safety-first approach to the assessment and can adequately catalog the full extent of the damage inside of your home to get the claims process started more quickly.

There are no simple approaches to dealing with fire damage in your home, but there is no sense in putting yourself or others at risk, either. Our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills fire restoration specialists can respond quickly and work directly with your insurance provider to get your home restored as efficiently as possible. Give us a call anytime you need us at (818) 991-6292.
 
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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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