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The Importance Of Moisture Sensors In Agoura Hills During Our Water Damage Restoration Process

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Importance Of Moisture Sensors In Agoura Hills During Our Water Damage Restoration Process If water ever enters your Agoura Hills sewing shop, the moisture can ruin many of your products and your building's structural components.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Agoura Hills Talk About Moisture Sensors

If water ever enters your Agoura Hills sewing shop, the moisture can ruin many of your products and your building's structural components. Once water enters your place of business, it is wise to call in a professional commercial water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Whenever a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions, many gallons of water can get pumped into your store and increase the moisture levels of the materials that make up your building's structure and contents. It can be tricky to tell if certain items inside your shop got negatively affected by moisture or not. To find all of the wet areas inside your sewing store, we always use advanced technology to detect moisture in building materials and in the air that helps us figure out the severity of your commercial water damage situation.

Items can get ruined if they come into direct contact with water or when the relative humidity indoors rises. Whenever mitigating commercial water damage problems in Agoura Hills, our SERVPRO technicians' goal is to prevent secondary issues caused by moisture in the air from occurring. We know that elevated humidity levels can cause damage to many of your store's products. We also know that mold can form on organic substances that stay wet for more than 48 hours. To prevent elevated humidity levels from causing problems and mold from growing, we extract moisture then set up drying equipment to rapidly dry out your contents and structural components.

To figure out the best way to rapidly dry out your structure, we start by test the moisture content in your contents and building materials. We figure out which sections of your carpet are wet by using a moisture sensor that has a handle and two metal probes and lights up and makes a noise when moisture is found. To test moisture content in wood and drywall, we use a moisture sensor that has a digital display and a metal probe. We hammer the probe into the wood or drywall, and we get either a percentage or parts per million moisture content reading.

We take readings in both affected and unaffected areas to determine our drying goals. If your sewing shop ever suffers damage from a water leak, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 any day of the week.

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Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Agoura Home's Bathroom

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Agoura Home's Bathroom Our team is here to help restore your bathroom from fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Dealing with Fire Damage in Agoura? Don’t Stress, SERVPRO Will Clean Up The Mess

Agoura residents rarely have a fire and many remain contained to small areas of the residence. Cleaning up such messes helps gets things back to a healthy state inside the home. The soot left behind from burning plastics and the liquids coming out of melted containers can create a concoction that becomes difficult to remove. At SERVPRO, we carry specialized tools to help make this easier.

When you find that your bathroom in Agoura contains fire damage from a curling or straightening iron, the fire damage can affect the walls, ceiling, shower doors, vanity top, and much more. Flooring can also become severely damaged. We take care of everything for you and get it ready for the restoration work.

Restoring your bathroom not only makes it safe and usable but also clean. Soot clings to anything it touches, making showering almost impossible. Morning routines can become a game of trying not to spread the soot onto clothing, towels, and yourself.

SERVPRO technicians hold certificates from the IICRC and know the most effective methods to get rid of soot and grime from a fire. We use unique cleansers that cut through the greasiness of the soot deposited everywhere to bring everything back to normal again.

We need to remove all of the damaged materials and any cosmetics or toiletries before installing new materials. This requires stripping floors, in some cases, and pulling anything out that melted or charred. We double bag all of the destroyed elements, so nothing escapes into the rest of your home.

Where smoke traveled outside of the bathroom also requires a serious cleaning. We need to get the soot removed as soon as possible to prevent it from drying and hardening. Once this happens, it can require the stripping away of paint on walls and ceilings.

After we finish cleaning, we can deodorize the area with hydroxyl gas generators. This may take a few hours, but you do not have to leave your home during this process like you would if we used ozone gas. Hydroxyl gas is much safer and is used in many factories where normal operations create unpleasant odors.

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 SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can help you get your morning routine back after fire damage messes up your bathroom in Oak Park or West Lake. Call us at (818) 991-6292, and we can get things back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

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Agoura Property Owners Know that SERVPRO Provides Fast Water Extraction

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Agoura Property Owners Know that SERVPRO Provides Fast Water Extraction Why SERVPRO? We Provide to Our Agoura Customers Top Flight Equipment and a Speedy Response for Water Removal

Highly Skilled Teams Handle Water Damage in Agoura Better

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 loss, we expect stains, dye transfer, and transfer of debris from one point in a property to another. Our SERVPRO technicians, therefore, 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.
 
Microbial growth is typical in water intrusion environments whether it results from a delayed response or moisture traces that remain unaddressed. Our ASD, Applied Structural Drying, certified crew understands the need to start abatement procedures within the first 24 hours reducing chances of microbial growth. We also understand water migration patterns common in such loss environments. We have simple as well as advanced detection equipment including moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, and thermal hygrometers. By focusing on early detection and fast removal, our SERVPRO technicians help reduce or eliminate the need for mold remediation.
 
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 loss, 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.

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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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