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Our Team Works With Your Insurance Company After A Fire Damage Disaster In Your Agoura Hills Home

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Team Works With Your Insurance Company After A Fire Damage Disaster In Your Agoura Hills Home We know what your insurance company needs to approve a claim and can help to make this process easier in an already traumatic time.

Working With Your Insurance To Recover Fire-Damaged Agoura Hills Homes

After a fire causes damage to your Agoura Hills home, homeowners quickly work to get the right professional assistance to return their property to its original condition. As challenging as this might be, it is also one of the reasons that most pay home insurance, to protect their investment when disaster strikes. Our team can work closely with major and local insurance providers to offer our customers fast and effective recovery solutions that begin with our initial arrival.

Sometimes fire damage to your Agoura Hills home is not as bad as you might believe it to be, and it can be more cost-effective for you to pay for restoration out of pocket rather than potentially increasing your premiums to get it covered by your insurance provider. Likewise, sometimes localized fires can be more damaging and devastating than they might initially appear. Our SERVPRO team can offer a thorough assessment of the damage and the best approach to restoring your property completely.

Contacting our professionals before you reach out to your insurance provider can help you in many ways. The first of these is understanding the damage to your home, and its estimated costs to repair. If this amount rivals your existing deductible, you might decide it is most cost-effective to pay for our restoration and mitigation directly.

Secondly, it provides our estimator the opportunity to compile the evidence and documentation that your insurance company requires. Often when it comes to getting a damage claim approved, insurance companies require photographic evidence of the damage along with a detailed catalog of losses and work to get done to restore the property completely. By providing this information along with your damage claim, the work can often begin much more quickly than it otherwise would.

Few people relish in the idea of working with their home insurance companies to restore their home after a fire, but our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills team can help. We know what your insurance company needs to approve a claim and can help to make this process easier in an already traumatic time. Give us a call at (818) 991-6292.

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You Need Our Team At SERVPRO When Your Home In Agoura Suffers Significant Damage From A Storm

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO You Need Our Team At SERVPRO When Your Home In Agoura Suffers Significant Damage From A Storm We're open 24/7, and our techs are always ready to help you.

An Ocean-Based Storm Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Agoura Home

Storms typically brew in the world's oceans through the second half of the year and can cause flood damage to many homes. However, that doesn't mean that they cannot occur during other times of the year and cause damage as well. While storms that happen in the winter are not hurricanes, as hurricanes are created from warm winds, they can still strike relatively hard and cause problems for anyone who is living in a coastal area.

When a serious storm hits the city, your home in Agoura can suffer flood damage. Your home, while being a one-level house, is a split-level home, and the storm waters flooded the lower section. Your open concept kitchen, living room, and dining room were covered in a few inches of water that invaded through a broken window. Upon finding the water in your home, it is essential for you to reach out for help as soon as possible. The sooner the water is dealt with, the less likely it is that the stagnant water can cause further problems, like the development of mold.

We, here at SERVPRO, pride ourselves on our quick response times and our excellently trained technicians. We are open 24/7 and use advanced equipment for every job, making sure that the problem is dealt with thoroughly. When we arrive at your home, our IICRC-certified technicians can do a quick initial investigation, and then SERVPRO can begin the remediation work.

Our technicians can use equipment like extractors and wet/dry vacuums to remove the stagnant water. If the water volume is significant enough, we can even use portable submersible pumps. All three pieces of equipment are made for removing water fast and effectively. At SERVPRO, we understand how important it is to get the water out as fast as possible.

After using equipment like drying mats and dehumidifiers to dry out any moisture that the structure of your home and the furniture inside may have absorbed, we can leave your home. Hopefully, we can leave you feeling like your home has been returned to its pre-flooded state.

If an unexpected storm causes damage to your home, always get help right away. Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills by phoning the number (818) 991-6292. We're open 24/7, and our techs are always ready to help you.

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After A Burst Ceiling Pipe In Your Agoura Hills Home Call The Water Damage Experts At SERVPRO Immediately

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage After A Burst Ceiling Pipe In Your Agoura Hills Home Call The Water Damage Experts At SERVPRO Immediately We're available to help you 24/7!

Water Damage From Ceiling Pipe Bursting In Agoura Hills

You don't think about the pipes that run throughout your home in floors, walls, and ceilings until they need attention. A pipe burst in a ceiling can be the cause of water damage to not only the localized area in the ceiling, but the walls, flooring, and objects below. Water can travel rapidly to other areas of the home through carpet padding and under minute areas where tile flooring is not sealed, creating the potential for mold growth and offensive odors long after the water appears to have been removed.

Turn the water off in your home and contact SERVPRO to turn the clock back on this situation. Our technicians immediately inspect to determine the scope and scale of water damage in your Agoura Hills home. Then, an individualized plan to remove any standing water and dry the areas to minimize damage and inhibit mold growth from areas in the home you can see water damage and areas you cannot.

Whether it is a localized pool of several gallons of water or hundreds of gallons, we can remove the water in a quick and efficient manner using either portable pumps or truck mounted units to expedite the process. Using digital moisture detectors, we will scan your walls and flooring to determine that actual area of water penetration and set up a plan of action for removing the moisture from the home, often using powerful industrial movers and dehumidifiers to get the area dry as quickly as possible.

The final step before restoration work begins involves thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing areas affected by water damage in the home. Your SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), and they follow the best practices and standards for water removal, mold remediation, and water damage restoration techniques. The structure of the home and objects affected by water are wiped down with specially formulated cleaners to prohibit bacteria and mold growth and eliminate odors that may be leftover from the water so your home can return to normal as soon as possible.

When a pipe bursts and causes water damage in your home, it needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. Outsource the task to our expert technicians at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills handle the problem for you from start to finish. We're available to help you 24/7 at (818) 991-6292.

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Got Flood Damage In Your Agoura Hills Home? Call Our Professionals At SERVPRO For Effective Mitigation!

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Got Flood Damage In Your Agoura Hills Home? Call Our Professionals At SERVPRO For Effective Mitigation! Our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills rapid response team is available 24/7!

Effective Mitigation For Flood-Damaged Agoura Hills Properties

Disasters can be less damaging to your Agoura Hills property with a fast response to the situation from trained restoration specialists. Our team can respond quickly to emergencies with the full measure of our restoration equipment and trained personnel to offer effective mitigation solutions immediately to your house to protect and preserve the items that matter the most to you.

Flood damage in your Agoura Hills residence is a situation that perpetually gets worse the longer it gets left untouched. From the moment that materials and belongings become exposed to the spreading water, they begin to saturate into these items and often cause irreparable damage. Drywall and carpeting, for example, have to get entirely removed where they have gotten exposed to the high volume of water and later replaced in the reconstruction process.

From the moment that our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property, we work quickly to establish the parameters of the damage and determine what must occur to preserve the property and your belongings as effectively as possible. Our mitigation techniques work to remove at-risk contents from your property as part of our pack-out process. These items often get taken to a nearby facility of ours for individual cleaning, disinfection, and drying.

Extraction is also a key component of our initial mitigation efforts. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives as part of the rapid response team dispatched to the address when we get your emergency call, and some of these vehicles get stocked with gas-powered pumps and even pumps mounted directly to the trucks to remove the excess pooling water in the property as promptly as possible. This fast extraction can open the door to getting drying efforts started where they are necessary without delay.

Flooding is a traumatic experience because your home is in a vulnerable position along with all of the contents and belongings inside. You need a crew of professionals that can respond immediately to the situation with the resources, equipment, and expertise to help. Our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills rapid response team is available 24/7 at (818) 991-6292.

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Hey, Calabasas Homeowner with a Mold Problem--Contact SERVPRO for a Safe and Efficient Remediation

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hey, Calabasas Homeowner with a Mold Problem--Contact SERVPRO for a Safe and Efficient Remediation Mold Stains, Calabasas Homes, SERVPRO

Professional Mold Removal for Calabasas Homes

Part of the challenge of owning a home is understanding when you can repair or cleanup situations on your own and when your Calabasas residence requires professional help. Mold growth is a situation that always requires the intervention of trained professionals like our remediation technicians because of the potential hazards it can cause to those exposed and the degree of damage that it can allow to the structural elements of the property. You want to act quickly to ensure the avoidance of severe conditions like material degradation.

Mold removal in your Calabasas property might not seem like a complicated process, but there are many steps involved to keep our technicians safe and to preserve as much as possible. From the moment that our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians arrive at your home, we can isolate the affected area to prevent mold spores from reaching new surfaces to seat and expand into colonies.

Appreciating the severity of the situation can allow you to understand the importance of contacting our professionals as soon as you encounter mold growth in your home. There are many varieties of fungal growth that can occur within a home, and many of these strains release volatile organic compounds which can cause respiratory concerns for humans and pets exposed to them. Our SERVPRO professionals perform our removal and quarantine of these areas with full personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to our technicians and to further limit the spread of the colony throughout other areas of your home.

In some cases, eliminating the affected material completely is the most efficient approach to removing the active colony seated inside of it. In other scenarios, we can utilize tactics like sanding and soda blasting on porous materials like wood framing and supports to preserve these elements while removing the organisms from even deep within the material. Typically, the cardboard backing on drywall panels, if heavily infiltrated with hyphae, we cut out and discard.

Removing mold growing in your home is important to protecting the property and those that live inside of it. Give our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills remediation specialists a call anytime that you discover mold growing in your home at (818) 991-6292.

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Act Fast When Water Damage Hits Your Agoura Home And Call SERVPRO

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Act Fast When Water Damage Hits Your Agoura Home And Call SERVPRO Water damage needs to be removed quickly to prevent further damage.

Water Loss Experts In Agoura Emphasize The Importance Of Prompt Action

When water gets inside your Agoura home, it can cause damage to your building materials and contents. As time goes by, your water loss can get more severe, and the overall cost can rise if the situation is not dealt with immediately by a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. When materials inside your house get wet, the relative humidity level inside rises. An excessive amount of moisture in the air can also cause issues that are considered secondary damage. Mold is also an example of a secondary problem that can exist if the original water loss issue is not dealt with promptly.
 
Our SERVPRO team offers fast service 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We know that dealing with your water loss in Agoura as quickly as possible can save you and your insurance company money in the long run. Our team responds to our phone at all times of the day so that we can dispatch a team as soon as you notice a problem. Our technicians are located in the region so that a crew can respond shortly after your initial phone call. As soon as we show up at your residence, we immediately begin assessing the situation to see what the restoration process will involve.
 
Our highly trained team at SERVPRO is IICRC certified and has experience dealing with several different types of scenarios. Once we figure out the severity of the situation, we design a plan of attack and figure out how to remove moisture out of your building materials and contents as quickly as possible. We know that mold can grow in 48 to 72 hours, so our goal is to return moisture levels to preloss conditions within that period.
 
To accomplish rapid moisture removal, we use advanced technology. We start with the industry's most sophisticated extraction equipment to remove the majority of the water. Then, we utilize specialized structural drying equipment including air movers and dehumidifiers. If you ever suffer from damage caused by excessive moisture, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 24 hours a day.

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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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