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How to Keep Water Damage From Checking in to Hotels in Agoura Hills

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Keep Water Damage From Checking in to Hotels in Agoura Hills SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can dry your water damaged hotel. Call us anytime at 818) 991-6292

Protecting Rooms with Fast Extraction for an Agoura Hills Hotel

There are many concerns that the owner of an Agoura Hills hotel should have when faced with spreading water loss effects. With the speed that many of these water damage effects can move from the source throughout the building, many units that you have for guests can quickly become damaged or compromised and uninhabitable to potential or current guests.  Immediately addressing the effects of water loss incidents can be beneficial to your business in multiple ways.

Our SERVPRO professionals have worked hard to become a name that businesses can trust when they need water removal services in Agoura Hills at any time of the day or night. As a team that has been proudly serving the area for decades, we have grown both in personnel and our extensive inventory of recovery equipment to be one of the best fits for the emergencies that threaten the commercial properties of our region.

The professionals of our team understand the impact that water emergencies can have on hotel business, and work to quickly establish containment protocols within your building to prevent the spread of these effects to areas where it has yet to reach. With physical barriers and machines like air movers, dehumidifiers, and specialty equipment, we can reduce the spread of these effects to floors below or to neighboring units through shared walls.

The reputation that your business has is critical to ensuring that people continue to choose it when they are seeking accommodation in the area. Water loss incidents can often threaten the wellbeing or the experience of guests staying on property, so these effects must get addressed as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment for mitigation and cleanup to make these effects “Like it never even happened.” for your hotel.

With the multiple effects that could result from a water loss incident in any room of your hotel, addressing these concerns quickly can save you money and prevent the problem from affecting too many guests in the building. Trust our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills technicians to help. Give us a call anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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We Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Agoura Hills Fabrics

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Agoura Hills Fabrics Our team offers a fast response to urgent water removal services so you don't lose any money and can get back to business.

Commercial Water Removal Technicians In Agoura Hills Talk About Drying And Deodorizing

If moisture ever finds its way into your Agoura Hills yarn shop, many of your building materials and contents could get damaged. Once your products and structural components get wet, it is important to call in a professional company such as SERVPRO to conduct commercial water removal. Once things get wet inside a building, the relative humidity level indoors increases. Once there is an elevated level of water vapor in the air, moisture can easily soak into porous materials that are located far from the original leak. Since your yarn store sells a large number of porous materials such as fabrics, drying out contents and deodorizing them could become a large part of your commercial water removal project.

If any of your fabrics get wet after a leak, our SERVPRO technicians can take extra steps to return moisture levels to normal. During most commercial water removal projects in Agoura Hills, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The fans create air circulation inside the building that pushes wet air that has evaporated from materials away from the surface so more moisture can evaporate from the affected substances. The dehumidifiers then pull moisture from the atmosphere and dispense it in liquid form. If several of your products get affected, then we can set up extra dehumidifiers that can help dry out wet porous materials.

If your products retain moisture after water damage there is a chance that the fabrics can hold in mildew-like smells. Sometimes even after a structure has been dried how unpleasant aromas still exist. The first step to any deodorization process is to remove the source of the smell. Any wet materials that seem to be the source of the odors get removed, but if the source is your products that can be saved, then we can take steps to remove the malodor particles that penetrated your contents.

Most deodorization processes involved masking and pairing agents. Masking agents attempt to cover up foul odors with more pleasant scents and get added to cleaning chemicals. Pairing agents chemically combine with the malodor particles and neutralize them. These often get dispensed using an Ultra-low volume fogging machine. If you ever suffer from a water leak at your yarn shop, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 24/7.

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Stormwaters in Agoura Hills Have You Down? SERVPRO Can Pick You Up with Great Water Extraction and Restoration

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stormwaters in Agoura Hills Have You Down? SERVPRO Can Pick You Up with Great Water Extraction and Restoration SERVPRO Rescues Homes After Flooding in Agoura Hills

Handling Structural Problems after Flood Damage in Agoura Hills

Flooding incidents can cause several problems to a structure especially if the water flow is intense. Water that sits too long in the structure can also cause component degradation even if the impact of flooding was initially low. Restoring such damages requires skills and proper equipment. We offer professional restoration for affected households in Agoura Hills.
 
Flood damage in Agoura Hills may result in permanent damage to some materials used in insulation such as Rockwool and cellulose. Such damage usually manifests in the form of matting and loss of antimicrobial properties in cellulose or rusting in Rockwool because of metal properties. Fiberglass insulation is more resilient and can regain its insulating qualities when dried properly. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the level of damage before deciding the steps to take. We perform flood cuts to open up the walls thus allowing easy access to the insulation. In case of severe damage or contamination, we replace the affected materials.
 
Floodwaters affect porous building materials such as drywall and wood composites whereby they lose structural integrity if they absorb too much water. The porous materials might also absorb the contaminants present in the floodwaters posing health risks to house occupants even after cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians take steps such as spraying EPA-registered disinfectants directly into areas affected by floodwaters. We also do a thorough evaluation to find out the extent of damage and decide whether to replace them.
 
After flooding incidents, water is easily trapped in concealed spaces such as wall cavities or being cabinets. This water can create long-term problems for the structure including widespread mold growth. The processes of identifying areas with trapped water and removing it can be tedious or destructive. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced equipment to address this challenge. With FLIR thermal cameras, we can quickly identify concealed wet areas. We then apply different skills learned in Applied Structural Drying including creating vent holes to remove the trapped water.
 
To save your structure after a flooding incident in Agoura, Oak Park, and Westlake areas, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills to assist. You can reach us at (818) 991-6292 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Professionals Explain The Five Services We Provide During Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Agoura Hills

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professionals Explain The Five Services We Provide During Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Agoura Hills SERVPRO's emergency services are available 24/7 by calling (818) 991-6292.

The Five Types Of Fire Damage Restoration In Agoura Hills

Fire damage is not a situation anyone can totally plan for, but it is good to have an understanding of how the restoration process works. Five main categories encompass our restoration services.

Mitigation Services
Upon arriving on site, our team of technicians will immediately assess the fire damage to your Agoura Hills home and make the site safe for cleanup. They may need to board up windows for security, establish electricity for equipment and set up emergency drying to prevent secondary damage.

Structural Cleaning
Our technicians survey premises for the scope of damage and determine what components of the structure can be restored through cleaning and what cannot be cleaned. Neutralizing of foul odors left from the fire is covered in this segment of services.

Contents Cleaning
SERVPRO technicians work cleaning smoke residues from the possessions of the owners. In cases where the structure is not secure or too damaged for safe work on-site, the contents are packed and moved to a separate location for cleaning by our team.

Specialty Items Services
Often some items have damage from the fire that requires special treatment for restoration. This can include electronics, dry cleaning, heirlooms, and expensive artworks. These types of items are often cleaned off-site.

Reconstruction Services
This team of technicians are specialists in damage from fires and often work in tandem performing cleaning services while licensed general contractors work on the reconstruction of building materials too damaged to restore through cleaning.

Our IICRC-certified technicians work together on several areas at once for a fast turnaround to damage in the home. While one team is containing an area to stop the spread of soot, another team is determining the levels of moisture left from extinguishing the fire. Working in this efficient manner, SERVPRO technicians can mitigate damage by arriving quickly and working efficiently on cleanup.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills knows that fire damage needs fast attention to lower the possibility of secondary damage to your property. SERVPRO's emergency services are available 24/7 by calling (818) 991-6292.

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Call Us Day Or Night For Your Water Damage Restoration Needs In Agoura

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Us Day Or Night For Your Water Damage Restoration Needs In Agoura We have training and equipment to handle any size of water damage you have in your home. Call us right away so we can get started.

How Your HVAC System Can Cause Water Damage for Your Agoura Home

For as common as conditioned air has become for Agoura homes, the upkeep and maintenance of these systems can often get overlooked. While your HVAC system can still function for a long period in a compromised state, these conditions can lead to higher utility costs and lower output of the system. Additionally, a blocked and throttled HVAC system can allow water and condensation to pool in elbows and angles of the ductwork, which can leak from connections to damage structural elements of your property.

While you might not always prioritize the performance of your HVAC appliance and ductwork, once these elements allow water damage in your Agoura home you need a fast response to the situation. Our SERVPRO professionals can not only provide upkeep and maintenance of the system itself to help resolve the situation allowing the water damage, but we also have effective and efficient drying equipment that can quickly restore your damaged property.

Assessing the water damage throughout the affected areas of your home often requires the use of our moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery. Since much of the HVAC system is hidden within walls and between floors, the full extent of the water damage might not be visible without these advanced tools. We can get to work quickly on drying out these damaged elements with our high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers. For inaccessible areas, our injecti-dry system is minimally invasive and highly effective at removing moisture and dampness.

Pooling and condensation within the ductwork often become correlated with a buildup of dust, debris, dander, and other sediment throughout the network of sheet metal. Our professionals can offer a thorough cleaning of this entire system, including the coils and other appliance components to help the air move freely through the ducts.

While many homeowners might not give their HVAC unit the attention and upkeep that it requires, our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills rapid response team can help you take care of this compromised system and the water damage it can cause quickly. Give our professionals a call anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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Handling Water Damage in Your Agoura Home

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Handling Water Damage in Your Agoura Home Water damage can exist undetected for years. Once you notice damage in your home, especially the bathroom, it's time to contact SERVPRO.

Our IICRC Certified Technicians Quickly Arrive to Remediate Your Water Damage

No matter how diligent you are in keeping up your home in Agoura, disaster can strike at any time. From weather anomalies like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, to leaky pipes and plumbing problems, water can get into your property and make a big mess of things. 
 
There are many types of water damage in Agoura which are not so noticeable at first that can affect your home. Many times, people live with problems from water for an extended period and are unaware of the danger in their own homes. Therefore, it is important to look out for things such as water stains around doors and windows, indicating that water can penetrate these areas. 
 
Keep an eye on drywall and look for areas which are swollen and soft, as this is an indicator water is inside your walls. Buckling hardwood flooring is another sign of water damage. If you see any of these issues, call our technicians at SERVPRO right away. We can find the source of the problem for you and fix all the issues that have occurred. 
 
Other areas to be aware of include in your kitchen around the sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator, and in your bathroom around the shower, bathtub, and toilet. These are vulnerable areas to pipe leaks and accumulating standing water which can create bigger problems. 
 
Besides structural damage which can be caused, there are health concerns to think about as well. With moisture, there is a fertile environment for mildew and mold to grow, and it does not take long either – just 24 to 48 hours. It is another reason why you need to reach out to us at SERVPRO as soon as you realize there is a problem. We are also trained and certified to handle mold damage. 
 
If you have visible standing water, open any windows you can to help ventilate the area while you wait on our technicians, and turn off the main power source to the affected rooms if it is safe to do so. 
 
SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills is ready to help you whenever you are in need. If you reside in Calabasas, Agoura, Hidden Hills or the surrounding areas, we can easily be reached anytime at (818) 991-6292. 

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Remediating Fire Damage in Calabasas

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Remediating Fire Damage in Calabasas   SERVPRO's first step after fire damage is to secure the home by covering damaged roofs and boarding up broken windows to prevent additional damage.

The Five Categories of Fire Damage Restoration

Each fire in Calabasas is different from the last one. The extent of damage depends on the structure, how long it burned, and how hot were the flames. This information is important so that we can determine what is needed to restore, remediate, or replace property.

Every home with fire damage in Calabasas requires a variety of restoration methods. Most of what SERVPRO offers is part of our standard services, but there are a few only needed for special items. Our office creates a plan from these categories designed not just to remediate damage but prevent further damage as well.

Mitigation – This first action our teams take is to secure the structure and prevent additional damage. That includes covering damaged roofs and boarding up broken windows. As an example why it is important, the owner of a duplex contacted our office last year after a kitchen fire. Unfortunately, he called us the morning after the incident. When we met him at the duplex, it had already been spray painted inside and out.

Structural Cleaning – Smoke quickly moves through an entire home. When it gets behind walls, and into attics or crawlspaces, the supporting structure needs cleaning. Our IICRC-certified technicians spray or hand wipe antimicrobial agents on every piece of wood or metal framework to not just clean the surface but to eliminate smoke odors also.

Contents Cleaning – Most personal property, furniture, drapes, and clothing for example, quickly absorb residue and odors. In most cases, we can clean it at home, using a variety of cleaning agents and simple tools like brushes and sponges. For heavily stained items, we use machines like immersion tanks at our office to soak and remove the odor and residue.

Reconstruction – When more than smoke gets into crawlspaces and behind walls, it compromises the structural integrity of a home. Where this happens, our teams bring in temporary supports like wall jacks to prevent secondary damage and provide a safe work area as we replace load-bearing walls and other support structures.

Specialty Restoration – This type of restoration covers items like electronics, artwork, and even automobiles. In a recent garage fire, one of our clients had a restored 1959 station wagon survive with only residue damage. Cleaning soot and other particles from auto paint is not something we do normally, so we recommended she take her vehicle to a professional auto shop.

The only way to properly return your home to its original state after a fire is to determine what services are needed before a single tool or bucket of soap enters your home. SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills has over two decades of experience helping you put your home and life back together. Call today at (818) 991-6292 for more information.

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The Importance Of Flood Preparation And Restoration For Your Home In Calabasas

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Importance Of Flood Preparation And Restoration For Your Home In Calabasas You can reach whenever you need at (818) 991-6292, so please do not hesitate to reach out for help.

Flood Damage Preparation And Restoration For Your Calabasas Home

When flooding takes over your Calabasas home, it can be as devastating as a tornado or a fire. Furniture, precious family memories, musical instruments, clothing, and electronics can all be ruined by flooding from heavy rains. Most people might think that it is unavoidable. However, even though you can’t completely protect yourself from these natural catastrophes, there are some preventative measures which can be taken against floodwaters.

Flood damage to your Calabasas home, no matter how prepared you are, is overwhelming. To help you get the water out and clean everything up, you need the assistance of a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. Not only do our specialists have the tools and experience necessary to restore your home, but we also treat you as individuals and take into consideration everything you are dealing with during this emergency.

One way you can help prepare for heavy storms is to examine your roof to prevent roof leaks periodically. Examine the roof for loose or broken shingles. If you see these, your roof has suffered some damage. A few occasionally is not anything to be worried about, but be on the lookout for places where water can get in. Regular roof maintenance from a roofing contractor is essential to keep your roof in good working order.

Stacking up sandbags may seem excessive, but when heavy rains are coming, any measure you can take is worth it to help protect your home and family from flooding. The bags create pressure, acting as a wall against in the income waters.

When the waters have entered your home, SERVPRO techs first task is to remove the standing water using truck-mounted pumps. Because floodwaters can be contaminated, we are careful to follow all safety procedures and wear protective equipment while we work. Once we get as much of the water out as possible, we can then continue with the drying process. Dehumidifiers are used to reduce how much water vapor is in the air, which lowers the humidity. Doing so increases the rate of evaporation in your home, helping to dry your structure and possessions.

If you like, you can even install flood-detection technology in your home. The devices are typically set up in your basement and sound an alarm if they sense any water. It might not prevent the flooding, but it can alert you to when it is on your way so you can take the right action.

SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills wants to assist you dry out your home in Westlake, Oak Park, or Agoura if you’ve experienced flooding. You can reach whenever you need at (818) 991-6292, so please do not hesitate to reach out for help.

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Is Water Damage on the Menu of Your Agoura Hills Fast Food Restaurant

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Water Damage on the Menu of Your Agoura Hills Fast Food Restaurant When water damages your fast food restaurant, quick remediation is priority number one.

Restoring Flooding to Your Agoura Hills Quick Service Restaurant

The customers of franchise restaurants throughout the Agoura Hills area come to expect the same level of quality and customer service from every branch of the major companies behind the location. As the manager or owner of a fast-food franchise in the area, you can appreciate the need for continual upkeep and improvement where possible to make your location fit into the criteria that your customer base expects. When water loss situations occur, such as widespread flooding throughout the area, you can count on our team to help you get your doors back open quickly.

Flood damage in your Agoura Hills fast-food restaurant can prove detrimental for many reasons. With many locations repurposed from former businesses, you might not have a full idea of the structural integrity of your building until posed with a natural disaster. Flooding can spread quickly throughout the building, affecting multiple areas. This damage requires a fast response from trained professionals like our SERVPRO team that can prevent the situation from getting out of control and ultimately costlier.

There is often no avoiding shutting your doors to your customers while mitigation, reconstruction, and restoration work begin. Mitigation ensures that the least amount of damage occurs to your property and that the situation does not get worse while extraction and drying efforts begin. This step also includes debris removal and controlled demolition, which prepare your building for the reconstruction efforts needed to return it to its original condition.

With a black water incident like natural flooding often is, the threat of contamination is high. It is essential to reduce exposure to your equipment and utensils by removing them from the area while the efforts of our SERVPRO professionals continue. Once restoration completes, the equipment and contents that could get removed can return to their positions within the restaurant.

Many people eat at your fast food restaurant throughout the day. When disaster strikes, let our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills rapid response team help to get your doors back open quickly to your hungry patrons. Give us a call anytime at (818) 991-6292.

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Our Technicians Want To Catch Mold Before It Spreads In Your Agoura Home

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Technicians Want To Catch Mold Before It Spreads In Your Agoura Home Call our experts as soon as you discover mold. We are available 24/7 so don't wait we can stop the growth before the infestation spreads.

How Different Levels of Infestation Affect Mold Removal in Agoura Hills

Mold spores occur freely in the environment because mold helps in natural decay processes. However, mold development in your property is both a nuisance and a threat that can destroy what you have put much effort to build. Luckily, infestations go through different stages and therefore take time before ruining your property entirely. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation technicians can help you take specific steps at different stages of the infestation.

If possible, mold removal in Agoura Hills should happen in the early stages of growth because it is much simpler. Mold starts growth within 24-48 hours if there is excessive moisture in a property such as after a water spill. Growth can be restricted to wet areas or spread all over the property if relative humidity exceeds 60%. At such early stages, just wiping the affected area with an antimicrobial cleaning agent should eliminate visible mold. Our SERVPRO technicians use equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers or take other steps to reduce relative humidity and dry-wet areas. Such steps prevent recurrence.

Mold tends to develop in dark concealed areas such as crawlspaces, wall cavities and beneath plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs due to leaks or other issues that accumulate moisture slowly. In such cases, it is hard to notice the problem in the early stages. However, once signs such as dark patches appear on surfaces, you should start remediation processes immediately. Our SERVPRO technicians help by tracing all areas with moisture problems using advanced detection tools like moisture sensors and thermal cameras. We also help provide the advanced cleaning resources needed. For example, soda blasting helps remove stubborn mold residues without damaging affected materials.

When left to proliferate over extended periods, mold hyphae penetrate deep into organic materials such as wood compromising their structural integrity. Such outcomes are likely in unoccupied properties where no one notices the early signs. Our SERVPRO technicians help by removing the affected materials physically. We also carry out extensive cleanup and use air scrubbers to remove particulate residues from the air.

Mold removal can mean different things depending on the level of infestation. SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills can help you respond accordingly. Call us at (818) 991-6292 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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