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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
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
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
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
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
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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Water Damage in Your Agoura Home from a Roof Leak
Many times the water damage on your ceiling is the first sign of a leaky roof. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.
Team SERVPRO Both Understands and Makes Use of Evaporation Science When Drying Out Your Home After Damage
A household maintenance issue in Agoura you may delay repairs on is a leaky roof. However, there are several reasons you should treat something like this with urgency. Besides the damage that can be done to your home’s framework, it can also compromise your insulation and promote the growth of mold.
If you have realized you have a leaky roof, some of the water damage in your Agoura home you probably have is hidden. Therefore, it may have taken you a while to notice there was a problem. Be sure to get in touch with our skilled technicians at SERVPRO so we can help you find all the damage and dry your home thoroughly.
We need to establish a drying goal and monitor the drying process daily to see if this goal is being met. A drying goal is a condition we want to bring about in affected areas of your home and how dry we want the environment to be when we are finished.
SERVPRO technicians use drier air to increase the rate of evaporation. Air with low humidity is drier air. It is essential to have a relative humidity of under 40% for an effective drying process. It usually tells us that the air is dry and thirsty and can pull more water from materials. We use specific humidity readings, however, to make sure the humidity in the affected area is decreasing, as they are more accurate than relative humidity readings.
A moisture content goal is also set. One way we do this is to establish the dry standard, which is the moisture content of dry materials in an undamaged area of your home. We take moisture content readings from dry materials here to get the dry standard. These readings are part of the drying goal for the wet areas. When wet materials have the same moisture content as items in the unaffected room, they are considered dry.
SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills works carefully to ensure your home in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, or Agoura is dry again. Give us a call at (818) 991-6292 right away when you have a water damage emergency.
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Flood Damage Experts In Agoura Talk About Repairing The Source
Several conditions related to that storm striking Agoura can cause your property damage.
Flood Damage Experts Talk About Repairing The Source
Several conditions related to that storm striking Agoura can cause your property damage. Severe thunderstorms can bring about excessive rains in short periods. In some cases, the rain comes down so hard that it floods out the neighborhood. Once water starts getting deep outside, there is a chance it will get inside your home. High-speed winds can also cause problems to a building's structure. Winds can blow objects like rocks or tree branches into windows or exterior walls. Hurricane-like gusts can also cause roof leaks that create a hole for rainwater to enter the building.
Once the interior of your house gets wet, it is essential to begin work on removing moisture from the structure. However, when mitigating flood damage in Agoura, the source of the leak must be repaired first. When mitigating issues with water, our SERVPRO technicians utilize extraction and structural drying techniques. But, these techniques will only be successful if no more water is getting into the home.
The first thing our SERVPRO restoration team does when entering your residence is inspect your property to find the extent of the damage and to locate the source of the moisture. Sometimes the place where water is coming into your home is easy to find, other times finding the source can be more difficult. We start by testing the moisture content of building materials with specialized sensors and following the water to where it entered the structure.
Once the place where water entered your home gets found we determine the best way to fix the problem. In some situations, our SERVPRO technicians can easily permanently repair the leak. In other cases, the leak may have to be fixed temporarily before it can be correctly repaired. For example, if the water is entering a home due to a broken window, then the window gets boarded up and sealed so that water can not enter from the hole during the drying and extraction process. Then, at a later date, we come out and replace the broken window.
If the source does not get effectively repaired before we begin removing moisture from your house, then water can continue to create problems and render the rapid drying efforts useless. If you ever notice water leaking into your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 24 hours a day.
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Professional Cleanup Options during Mold Damage Remediation in Westlake Village
Mold Walls in Westlake Village? Just Call SERVPRO for Remediation
Westlake Village Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation
There are several methods to choose from when conducting mold damage remediation since not all incidents are the same. The contaminated materials and the level of damage usually determine the technique we use to restore your property. That means the restorers are always creative and come up with mold removal processes that are appropriate for a particular situation. We are looking at some of the cleanup methods we use when addressing such issues in Westlake Village.
If there is water in your Westlake Village property during mold damage remediation, our SERVPRO technicians can collect it through wet vacuuming. This technique can remove water from carpets, floors, and other hard surfaces. Vacuuming porous materials is not recommended, and we usually use this technique when your items are still wet.
Mold can cause health effects, whether alive or dead. If it is resting on non-porous surfaces, we can scrub or wipe it down. After conducting damp wiping, we usually dry the areas as soon as possible to prevent further growth. Since the molds can grow in the crevices or empty spaces within porous substances, we discard such items if we deem them impossible to rid of the mold hyphae or the materials have already degraded and have become non-salvageable.
After we have thoroughly cleaned the site and removed materials with the contamination, our SERVPRO technicians perform HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuuming. This method is also helpful when eliminating dust, which might have settled in areas surrounding the remediation region. If there is the need to change the filter, we use the right PPE to avoid exposure to the contamination. We then place the contents of the HEPA vacuum in sealed plastic bags.
Some of the Personal Protective Equipment that our SERVPRO technicians use during the restoration process includes headgear, the full-face respirator, disposable full body clothing, and gloves. The goal is to avoid inhaling the spores and fungi and prevent possible contact with the skin or eyes.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is an experienced industry leader that offers storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. Call us at (818) 991-6292 at any time of the day, and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
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Mitigation of Water Damage from a Leaky Air Conditioner in Agoura
When your air conditioner drips for the hot summer months, you may suddenly see water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.
SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out and Remediate Your Water Damaged Property
Air conditioner use occurs in many Agoura residences during the hot summer. Maintaining these appliances so they function correctly should include examining the lines that drain condensed water away from your home.
If an air conditioner's drain lines become blocked, they can cause homeowners problems with water damage in Agoura. The steady trickle of water in between a wall or down the face of it can saturate not only the wall itself but also the floor below, materials in living areas on lower levels, carpeting and padding, and any personal belongings that happen to get in the way.
SERVPRO employees know that even small amounts of water can cause significant water damage to happen in homes when exposure to water occurs continuously. Because of this, water damage can become much worse because homeowners do not see it as quickly as they might when a tub overflows or a broken water pipe floods a kitchen floor.
We do not remove materials unless replacing them becomes impossible to do safely and effectively. We can clean some elements that sustain minor water damage when we catch it in time, and we prefer to restore by cleaning than by replacing materials wherever possible. This method keeps costs low for our customers, as well as taking much less time to complete. When we do remove materials, we double bag them, so any dust, microbes, or other debris also remains contained and does not dirty up the rest of your home.
If carpeting becomes damaged, we can often restore small sections by removing the padding underneath and laying new padding underneath. Carpeting often becomes damaged when traffic patterns include areas with compressed padding. We dispose of the old padding using the same method used to eliminate other damaged materials.
We want to ensure that we restore complete dryness to your home again, so we take measurements of the damaged area's moisture content before and afterward. This practice protects your property against future situations involving both moisture and microbial activity.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills wants to help your property by mitigating water damage from any source, including your air conditioner. Our emergency service line is always available to those in Westlake and Oak Park by calling (818) 991-6292.
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The Real Risks Of Flash Flooding To Your Agoura Home
While there are plenty of threats that impose upon your home throughout its life, flash flooding poses a significant risk.
The Real Risks Of Flash Flooding
Flash flooding might not be something that many Agoura homeowners put much thought into, but they probably should. No matter where your house is physically located, nearly every one of them could fall victim to this flooding phenomenon with the right circumstances getting met. As the name would suggest, these instances arise quickly and can substantially impact your house if you do not get adequately prepared for it.
Your Agoura house was initially built up to certain specifications and coding that ensured that it met the required guidelines to ward off potential flooding, leeching through the blockwork, or water collecting around the vital foundation of your home. Unfortunately, as time wears on, these provisions set in place when your house first got constructed begin to age and degrade, leaving your home more and more defenseless with each passing day.
While yes, you can dig up these foundation walls and install new french drains and waterproof seal the exterior of your house, this is a time consuming and costly venture that many homeowners simply do not want to undergo if it is not actually necessary. The trouble is, these same homeowners do not realize that it is a necessity most of the time until the water has already breached the defenses of your home and you require professional restoration like SERVPRO.
The professionals that we employ can respond quickly in an emergency to help you salvage the contents and the structural integrity of your home from this invasion of unwelcome water. From extraction to drying and repair, our SERVPRO professionals can help you through every step of the process until you have a fully restored home once again.
While there are plenty of threats that impose upon your home throughout its life, flash flooding poses a significant risk because of its lack of warning and your uncertainty as to if your home can handle it. Even if it cannot, and the floodwaters rush in, you can always count on the rapid response team at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We can help you set things right, give us a call anytime at (818) 991-6292.
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Why You Should Call For Help When the Bathroom in Your Agoura Hills Cafe Floods Overnight
Keep the Coffee in the Cup and the Water Off the Floor in Your Agoura Hills Cafe--Call SERVPRO for Water Damage and Restoration
Plumbing Leak Fixed--Time to Call SERVPRO for Water Cleanup and Damage Restoration
Sometimes accidents can happen in your business during closed hours while you are not there to help stop them, like water damage. Upon arriving in the morning to set up for opening in a couple of hours, you discover the bathroom has water leaking out from under the door. One of the pipes underneath the sink leaked throughout the night, and now the tile floors and the walls are wet. Once a plumber leaves you with a service bill, you may be unsure of what to do next.
However, it is essential for you to call for a professional remediation company immediately; the sooner they can handle the water damage in your Agoura Hills cafe, the better it is for the survival of your property and commercial interest. If water should stay for a prolonged time, it can damage the floor and walls inside of your restroom. Not to mention that it can also damage the wooden structure that cradles the bed of your sink. Additionally, the longer water stays in one place, the higher the chance there is for a mold colony to develop and grow. You should never leave water damage to chance.
When you call SERVPRO, we are dedicated to arriving at your business promptly. We understand how essential keeping the doors of your business open is to you. SERVPRO can section off the bathroom area to dry it out thoroughly and keep out of sight, allowing you the option to open your doors to business despite the damage.
To address the water damage, SERVPRO can bring advanced technology into your cafe. We use tools like dehumidifiers and air movers to create ideal circumstances for evaporation. In combination with ventilation fans, it is a recipe to dry out the bathroom of your business swiftly.
If you find that your property has suffered a broken pipe, do not delay. Dial (818) 991-6292 to reach out to SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. No matter the time, our business is open and ready to take your call.
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Should You Hire Professionals To Remediate Westlake Village Mold Damage?
Moisture Fuels Mold Growth in Westlake Village--Call SERVPRO for Remediation
SERVPRO Is a Reliable Mold Cleanup and Disinfecting Source for Homes and Businesses
The “do-it-yourself” mantra is hard to escape for Westlake Village homeowners. It seems as though a video or step-by-step tutorial exists for every home repair or improvement project imaginable. Some disaster recovery tasks are wisely left to the professionals, however, and mold remediation is one of them.
It may seem as though characterizing a mold outbreak as a disaster is overstating the problem, but your Westlake Village home reveals much more than mold damage when the musty smell and ugly staining signals a microbial infestation. Mold spores are ubiquitous, always in the air and on surfaces. They are tiny, unnoticed until a water event “awakens” their propensity to multiply and begin to consume organic materials in your dwelling. We know how to contain and remove the growing colonies, and also recommend ways to avoid the moisture deposits that encourage the proliferation.
The media today warns of the dangers of mold in your household. Although some individuals are sensitive and react to spores and the byproducts of active mold colonies, a more practical concern for all homeowners is the damage microbial colonies do structural components. Because mold requires moisture to grow, mold damage also signals that your home has a current problem with water incursion. SERVPRO employees train in the various ways water enters a home -- from leaks in roofs and plumbing to high humidity or appliance and HVAC system malfunctions.
You need a professional opinion to discern the source of the water, not only to ensure the effectiveness of mold remediation but also to halt the continuous deterioration water does to your home. We offer effective mold remediation and reliable advice on water damage and its solutions. SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company, eager to be your partner in resolving what can be a complicated scenario.
We follow EPA protocols as we remediate the mold issue. Containment ensures safety for you and our team, the moldy residues filtered and prevented from spreading. We remove the mold and any heavily infected materials utilizing scraping or abrasive strategies such as soda blasting, a less damaging but useful variant of sandblasting. EPA registered disinfectants allow us to treat the affected areas to limit mold regrowth, but the key is eliminating the moisture. We do not believe our job completes until we team with you to address the water problem successfully.
Take the opportunity to partner with SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills if mold damage plagues your home. We develop a plan to remediate the mold and manage the moisture that feeds it. We look forward to your call to (818) 991-6292.
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Restoring Water Damage To Your Agoura Hotel
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is here for you when a water damage emergency strikes.
SERVPRO Can Restore Your Agoura Hotel From Water Damage
There are plenty of people who visit Agoura and its surrounding areas every year for the sunshine and local attractions, so it is only natural that you oversee a business that offers accommodations for these travelers over their stay. When a water emergency threatens even a single room of your building, multiple connected rooms could also be at risk for damages. Your profits and customer rating depend on getting any issues like these resolved quickly and correctly.
Your Agoura hotel can experience water damages from some different sources. From the most basic of elements like plumbing breaks to overflows of fixtures throughout the facility, the damage can be swift and overwhelming. Fortunately, this is not something that you have to try and fix on your own. With the expertise and experience offered by the technicians we employ at SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your water damages are in the best of hands.
The problem with a water emergency in any single room of your business is the threat it poses to all adjacent rooms rented or available. To prevent the spread of this damage to these other rooms nearby, you need to act quickly to get our SERVPRO professionals on site and working towards removing the damages and restoring the room.
Depending on the severity of the issue, this process could include extraction with any number of tools. Undoubtedly, thorough drying is among the most critical of steps, as this helps to prevent the ruining of construction materials and contents of the room as well as preventing the effects this damage could have elsewhere in the building.
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As a business owner, you need your facility to be available to the traveling masses moving in and out of the area. Trust our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills water damage restoration specialists to help you restore the affected areas and to get your business back to providing accommodations for tourists and travelers quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 991-6292.
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Mold Removal In Agoura Hills To Make It “Like it never even happened.”
The process of mold removal from a home begins when we send one of our expert inspectors to your home to evaluate and locate the issue.
While mold removal from hard-to-reach places in Agoura Hills homes may be a tough pill to swallow even for some certified remediation companies, SERVPRO makes easy work of even the most extensive infestations behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings in your home. Through decades of experience, research, and service to communities across the country, we have developed industry-leading fungus removal treatments that can handle all common types of mold, no matter where they attempt to grow.
The process of mold removal from an Agoura Hills home begins when we send one of our expert inspectors to your home to evaluate the situation and discover the particulars of your problem. Once they arrive, they begin scanning for moisture, airborne spores, and other signs of growth to determine where the colony is growing, how large it already is, and what risks it may pose to you. Some types of mold might cause health effects, so be sure to heed any safety warnings issued during this stage. Once we confirm that a problem does exist and requires our help, we start to bring in SERVPRO technicians.
With the use of powerful sanitization and mold removal tools like ultraviolet light emitters, specialty quarantine constructs, and unique cleaning products designed explicitly for fungus removal, our technicians quickly and thoroughly eliminate patches of growth around the home in an organized and safe manner. Even extensive colonies located behind walls and other surfaces can be targeted and eliminated with the help of our advanced, top-of-the-line equipment. With decades of theory backing their actions, they always make sure to develop a concerted plan to tackle the problem and return the home to a livable state in as short of a time as possible. Once the threat of further contamination is gone, we can also begin restoration work to reverse any damage visual or light structural damage done to your home, as though the problem never happened at all.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is available on a 24/7 basis to help take care of mold infestations in local homes. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of trouble at (818) 991-6292.
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Working Quickly to Limit Worsening Flood Damages in Your Agoura Home
Regardless of the source, flooding in your home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and dry out services.
Team SERVPRO Works Quickly to Dry Out Your Property After Flooding Has Occurred
For as many natural disasters as an Agoura homeowner might be accustomed to experiencing living in this region, several of these do not allow much notice or time to prepare your home for the potential damage that could result. A great example of this would be flooding, as the speed with which water can pool up in areas of your home and spread out to affect multiple surfaces and materials, the best course of action you can take is to seek professional restoration help immediately.
The faster that our SERVPRO team can respond to flood damages in your Agoura residence, the less irreparable issues and unsalvageable conditions we are going to find. This fact is what makes it vital that you respond to these situations as quickly as you can so that we can dispatch a team to get there as promptly as possible.
From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we begin immediately assessing the full scope of the damage that your home faces and what can get done to restore it back to its original conditions. Of course, this process relies heavily on locating the source of the intrusion and working to seal off any of these access points to prevent further damage while the restoration process is underway.
Extraction is a critical component of the restoration process for flooding, and when conditions are bad enough, we can use a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet to expedite the procedure. Once the water has gotten pulled from the area, our team can then turn their attention to thoroughly drying out all of the impacted surfaces and materials, using thermal imagery to see beyond the immediate vicinity to locate lingering moisture hiding in walls, under floors, or in the ceiling.
While you might not have gotten adequately prepared for the flood damage that your home is facing, you can always count on the experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills to help you clean up the mess and get things back to the way they should be. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 991-6292.
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Choosing Professional Fire Restoration For Your Westlake Village Residence
One of the most devastating things that Westlake Village homeowners might ever get asked to face in their lives is a fire in their home.
Professional Fire Restoration
One of the most devastating things that Westlake Village homeowners might ever get asked to face in their lives is a fire in their home. One of the hardest aspects of it happening is witnessing the effects of this fire after it has happened. At first, walking through your home can feel overwhelming, and the need for professional fire restoration services is never more evident than at this trying time.
When you are trying to assess the fire damage present in your Westlake Village residence, you might not have the right knowledge or equipment to gauge the severity of the issues that you face or what needs to be done to correct the problems. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to contend with on your own. With our experienced SERVPRO team just a phone call away, you have all the help you can need on the other end of the phone.
Our team of professionals arrives at your home and walks through the damaged areas with you to help you pinpoint the areas that trouble you the most, and we do assessments of our own to determine what must occur to restore your home to preloss conditions fully.
The primary focus that we have upon arrival is sealing off weak points and exposed areas of your home. Considerable damage and widespread structural concerns (that are not simple patches) must get repaired or sealed off by a residential contractor before restoration work can get underway. Otherwise, your home remains at risk for external damages like unwelcome water and flooding.
To make this trying time as simple as possible, our management overseeing the restoration of your home works directly with your insurance company adjuster. This approach ensures that the appropriate work gets done to restore your home and saves you the trouble of dealing with it on your own.
While no one ever gets prepared for a fire in their home, it should be a little easier to manage with SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at your side helping you overcome its effects. Anytime you are facing a disaster in your home, do not hesitate to give us a call at (818) 991-6292.
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Little Ways to Help SERVPRO with Water Damage Restorations in Agoura
Hold Down the Fort in Agoura Until SERVPRO Arrives for Water Removal
Water Cleanup and Restoration by SERVPRO
SERVPRO prides itself on fast, professional care for water damage in the Agoura area with as little hassle to homeowners as possible, but that is not to say that there is nothing you can do to help make our technicians' jobs a little bit easier and more effective. Small actions and considerations can help us do our work faster, more efficiently, and at less cost with protocols being followed. This can also increase the comfort level for our clients and our technicians.
Preparing for Our Arrival
There are some things you can do immediately after a water damage incident in your Agoura home to eliminate time and expenses later on in the restoration process. Separating cushions, upholstery, rugs, and other fabric items can help them to start drying out faster and prevent mold from claiming those items. Picking up loose objects can eliminate obstacles and impediments from our mitigation work. Be sure to leave tougher tasks to us and avoid putting yourself at harm during this sensitive time.
While our technicians can function on their own and get the job done regardless of homeowner input, you may be able to assist them with specific tasks to get work done faster or otherwise make their efforts more productive. Our SERVPRO technicians often clear the area of residents to expedite the physical nature of the work and also to ensure the health and safety of the dwellers of the afflicted home.
Following Advice and Avoiding Dangers
In some water damage restoration jobs, we may ask residents to take certain precautions or avoid using some parts of the home for a mix of safety and work efficiency reasons. If we ask that you take any extra care during the cleanup, please follow any provided advice, as it will make the work of our technicians much easier. If the job requires a large-scale restoration, we may be able to assist you in a temporary move-out.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is ready 24/7 to respond to water damage calls across the area. Call us at (818) 991-6292.
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What to Do When Your Calabasas Home Sustains Flood Damage
SERVPRO acts fast to dry out your home and save your hardwood floors from further damage.
SERVPRO is Here to Help with Your Flood Damage Restoration Needs
Flood damage can be a tricky situation to handle. When a storm breaks a window in your home, it can allow excessive rainwater inside, and all over your newly installed hardwood floor. In this situation, it is essential to remove the water as soon as possible. The longer that the wood-flooring in your home is exposed to water, the more damage can occur. It is essential to call a professional, so they may remove the water and thoroughly dry your home. Fortunately, help is not far.
Our IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your Calabasas home to remediate the damaging flood waters as soon as possible. We understand how time-sensitive flood damage can be and strive to always arrive at the job swiftly. We can immediately begin by removing the flooded water from your home through the use of portable pumps and wet/dry vacuums.
Once we clean up, SERVPRO can investigate the moisture levels of your wooden flooring with non-penetrative moisture meters. When we have an accurate reading, we can select the correct drying process for your unique situation.
The shape of wood can become altered when exposed to water for too long. SERVPRO can remove any soaked carpets on top of your hardwood floors, as the moisture they contain can be particularly damaging and lead to warping. After preparing to dry the area, our technicians can bring a variety of tools to assist in creating a moisture-free environment, like dehumidifiers and air movers.
Our SERVPRO technicians can install our tools in unique ways to ensure that the entirety of your hardwood floor becomes dry. Air movers can be placed in crawl spaces to help dry the floor from the underside as well. It is essential to hit the floor from as many angles as possible to encourage thorough drying.
When your home sustains flood damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292. Day or night, we can take your call and send our technicians as soon as possible.
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Water Damage Can Affect Multiple Residents at Your Agoura Hills Apartment Complex
When facing water damage in an apartment complex, it is best to bring in professional water damage restoration technicians. Contact SERVPRO quickly.
SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Large or Small Scale Commercial Water Damage
Depending on its size, dozens or more families could depend on the apartment building that you own in Agoura Hills. When a water emergency threatens even one of these units in the place, several adjoining properties could also subsequently be in jeopardy. Finding yourself in this position requires you to move quickly and to respond to the occurrence with professional restoration services.
Unfortunately, you might not always be aware of the problem when it occurs, as many residents might choose to attempt to handle the commercial water damage in their Agoura Hills apartment without making you aware of the issue. Often the time that you hear about an issue is when it has already presented itself in another apartment sharing a common wall. By this point, the damage could be widespread and cause structural damage to the entire building.
Our experienced SERVPRO professionals get to work right away in assessing the full scope of the damage to the property and work to discover where the problem originated (or continues to originate from). Locating the source helps to ensure that further damage does not result and that the job can get appropriately restored this time around.
Often our team relies on thermal imagery to see inside of walls and into flooring and ceilings to determine the full reach of the water. This process determines the kind of equipment that gets used to pull moisture and present water from all of the affected areas. For water trapped inside of walls, our SERVPRO injectidry system uses several points to force air into this space and dry it all. Floors with deep water penetration can get restored using our large drying mats.
The objective in all of this is to ensure that compounding damage does not occur. While water damage alone can present some significant threats to residents and the structural integrity of the building, allowing mold damage to occur on top of this can escalate the situation significantly.
When any disaster occurs in an apartment building, several units are going to be at risk to see some of the symptoms and effects. You can trust our SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills team to help you clean up the mess efficiently, and get your building back to its optimal conditions promptly. Call us today at (818) 991- 6292.
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Mold Removal In Agoura Hills
Mold can spread throughout an Agoura Hills home before the owner even knows it is there.
Mold can spread throughout an Agoura Hills home before the owner even knows it is there. The typical musty smell is how homeowners first notice most mold growths, but not every strain of mold gives off that odor. When the growth finally begins to show on the bathroom ceiling, it can mean a cost of thousands of dollars in cleaning, demolition, and remediation.
Mold removal in Agoura Hills homes needs a professional service skilled in all three of these areas. SERVPRO has the expertise and training to properly care for each home as we clean it and remove loose mold and property we cannot treat. Our technicians can do this while also preventing the spread of mold to other parts of the home.
We begin by removing loose spores on surfaces. HEPA filters are designed to trap even a single spore off a table or wall. Our technicians use them in commercial grade vacuums on every surface from floors to ceilings and are very effective on personal property like sofas and other furniture.
Vacuuming the affected rooms stirs mold spores on the property, and some of them begin circulating in the air. To prevent the spores from spreading to the rest of the home, we block all air vents and seal off every entrance to the mold-infested area. We allow time for loose spores to settle and then wipe down surfaces with dry or wet sponges. When completed, SERVPRO inspectors use air content meters to determine the mold count and repeat cleaning actions until the level is at normal levels.
As we clean, other team members examine building material for mold infestation. If the spores have begun growing into drywall panels, for example, we remove them, break them down for bagging to prevent spreading mold, and then dispose of them outside the home. The most building material is difficult to clean, and it is more often cheaper to replace it.
For furniture and other personal property, we make every effort to clean it at home. For heavily infested items, we can wrap them to prevent spreading the mold and then clean our facility using methods that require special equipment. An example of this is cleaning curtains or drapes using immersion tanks that force cleaning agents through the items for deeper cleaning.
If you have or suspect, mold in your home, contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills today. Call us at (818) 991-6292 for more details on what we can do for you.
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When Multiple Types of Damages Threaten Your Westlake Home Following A Fire
Fire, Smoke, and Water All Contribute to the Need for Comprehensive Damage Cleanup in Westlake
Smoke & Fire Burned Elements and Water All Need Cleanup and Restoration after Significant Flare-Ups
Fires rarely have enough warning for you to prepare adequately. At the time of the fire, you are often far too preoccupied with getting everyone out safely, so the contents of your home are an afterthought. Even when the flames were not excessive or widespread in your home, the subsequent damages and lingering effects from extinguishing efforts indeed leave their mark on your property.
Your initial assessment of the fire damage to your Westlake house might seem a little overwhelming, but with the right restoration team, it does not have to be insurmountable to remedy. Our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained to handle all manner of fire damage, along with the appropriate tools and strategies necessary to successfully restore these effects.
When our technicians get dispatched to your home disaster, our priority is assuring that the damage does not get worse. The best way to accomplish this is to board up and tarp over holes and missing pieces of your homes exterior that the fire claimed or the extinguishing efforts damaged. Once the home gets safeguarded from further elemental damages, the thorough assessment can get underway. We can offer minor help in this regard, but in the case of extensive fire damage, a construction company should tackle the sealing of exterior openings.
As you might already know, firefighting requires high volumes of water to get sprayed onto the flames until they get entirely extinguished. The trouble with this is, this same high volume of pressurized water can cause damage to your home as well, especially considering that once it is inside it is trapped in the walls of your house. Restoring the water damage associated with extinguishment is a critical component to fire damage remediation, as allowing this water to persist invites worse symptoms, such as fungal growth.
This process begins with extraction. Typically, this procedure gets accomplished through truck-mounted pumps and wet-vacs (for more precise extractions). Drying the area requires the use of our air movers and dehumidification equipment. It pulls the moisture out of the air and dries out structural components and surfaces thoroughly to prevent compounding damage like the mold growth mentioned earlier.
People can experience all kinds of different devastating effects after a house fire, but you do not need to get overwhelmed. Our experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills are always ready and willing to help. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (818) 991-6292.
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Restoring Agoura Hills Homes After Water Damage
Odors Can Be a Result of Water Damage in Agoura Hills Homes, Call SERVPRO for Help
Odor Control Is a Factor During Water Cleanup and Restoration
Water can cause many problems in Agoura Hills homes. The obvious one is what a homeowner or other resident steps into after a dishwasher failed or a split water line behind the refrigerator has sent water across the floor and into the rest of the house all night.
What surprises many homeowners in Agoura Hills about water damage, and what many restoration companies miss, is the smell. When odors go untreated, they can cause a permanent loss of property, just like any other problem associated with water. SERVPRO understands that no task is complete until everything is back to its original state before the disaster, and that includes the air in the home. "Like it never even happened."
Water-borne odors may start in a puddle or other source of moisture, but they grow in and on almost anything. We have developed four methods which eliminate odors and return residents to their homes with a clean, breathable environment.
We use the Injection Method for small spots on carpets and upholstered furniture. Our restoration specialists utilize a needle on a syringe or attached to a pump to inject small amounts of a deodorizing agent into the contaminated area. Injection is especially useful in neutralizing pet odors as well as water-borne odors.
For larger contaminated areas, we use Direct Spraying. SERVPRO specialists spray anti-fungal and anti-microbial agents using hand pumps and powered sprayers on large stains and where there are large puddles or other amounts of water. Since this soaks the property with a large amount of product, we prefer using it on items that do not show any discoloration.
To eliminate odors without using a large amount of water, we use Wet Fogging. Our teams use an ultra-low volume fog machine to generate tiny deodorant particles that penetrate most surfaces to bind with and neutralize odor particles. This method is especially effective in attacking odors in nooks and crannies and wall voids.
If there is still a concern about oversaturation, we have the option of Dry Fogging. This method forces a deodorizing agent through a heating coil to generate a particle cloud that can penetrate even further into a surface. We usually use this method on smoke odors, but it is very useful when a water-borne odor resists all other methods to neutralize it.
Restoring and neutralizing the effects of water damage is not a simple process, but SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills has the experience, training, and equipment needed to return your home to a safe, clean condition. If you are dealing with odors or other effects of a recent disaster, call us today at (818) 991-6292 with questions or to schedule a visit.
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Flooding in Calabasas Typically Requires Professional Help
Smart Calabasas Homeowners Call SERVPRO for Stormwater Removal and CLeanup
Rely on SERVPRO for the Extraction of Stormwater on Your Calabasas Property to Mitigate Losses
Flooding causes a substantial amount of damage every year in the United States, and Calabasas often receives its fair share of the messy, watery disasters experienced year-round. Even with our level of technology, small communities may not always receive advanced warning of such flooding events in time to prevent disastrous damages from taking place.
SERVPRO can help residents in Calabasas recover quickly after flood damage threatens their homes. We use methods that quickly sanitize as well as dry out the home's interior and furnishings. We specially treat delicate items, make sure that we always discuss unique concerns with our customers, and consider our work finished only when the customer feels satisfied.
Ultrasonic equipment helps clean delicate items and leaves them free of any debris such as organic matter. Other areas of your home require special care, also. Some areas, however, cannot readily come clean, such as carpeting. We completely remove this, and the padding, as well, so new installation on newly cleaned and dried flooring can happen as soon as we finish the rest of our work.
Drying your home out happens quicker with the aid of large and powerful air movers and highly effective LGR dehumidifiers. We also treat higher levels of your home, so elevated humidity remains under control. Because water evaporates so easily and raises the moisture content in the air, already established air currents in your home can carry this moisture to otherwise dry areas and subsequently damage the interior and any vulnerable possessions found in these locations.
Before we begin our work, our technicians take readings using infrared technology. These thermographers detect the presence of water below the visible surface. Surfaces that only seem dry can retain moisture inside and on their non-visible surfaces. Inside walls, the dead space can harbor water that permits microbial growth and deterioration of the wall's components.
The professional team of restoration experts at SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills serves the local area including Oak Park and Westlake. We are here to help you make flood damage an event of the past, so your family can move forward with their lives. Call us at (818) 991-6292 for assistance with this or any other disaster that damages your home, its furnishings, or your personal belongings.
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Learn the Differences Between Mold Damage and Mildew on Your Agoura Hills Property
Some types of mold require a unique remediation process. Let us investigate the damage and come up with a custom plan for your situation.
Our Certified Technicians Will Assess Your Mold Infestation Before Remediating the Damage
There is a considerable difference between fungi such as mold and mildew that many people are not aware of, which makes discovering and correctly identifying mold on your Agoura Hills property, easier. Mold and mildew may both be a type of fungi that share many standard features. However, they differ in many ways.
Knowing these differences gives you a better understanding of how to approach the situation in and around your home while also preventing mold damage in Agoura Hills from causing significant problems. Just remember, locating a qualified professional can make a huge difference in the length, quality, and efficiency of your home’s remediation.
At SERVPRO, we understand how mold and mildew can thrive in damp areas, both in and around your home. Both fungi require an appropriate food source, oxygen, and water to begin a growth cycle without any hindrance. However, without all three present, mold can remain present in your home, surviving until the right conditions exist.
Mildew grows mostly on plants, killing them if not taken care of in a timely fashion. Mildew is also known as parasitic fungi, causing many plant diseases. Both can cause health effects, depending on the amount and extent of exposure. This makes it especially important to have a professional, like SERVPRO, perform remediation services as soon as possible.
There are thousands of recorded mold species in existence. However, mold usually has a fuzzy or slimy texture, whereas mildew appears either powdery or sandy. Sandy mildew starts yellow, turning to a darker brownish color later in life. Powdery mildew is white, turning to yellow and again to black as it matures. Mold appears as irregularly shaped spots or dots containing a variety of colors – blue, green, yellow, brown, gray, black, or even white.
Since every situation remains unique, SERVPRO technicians need an opportunity to inspect your property. That way, we can repair existing leaks, install necessary ventilation, drainage, or dehumidification equipment to control the conditions of your living environment, better.
Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills for additional information about how we can help you regain control over the environment in your home, today. (818) 991-6292
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When a Shared Wall Allows Mold into Your Agoura Hills Store
When sharing walls with neighboring businesses, your store can be affected by their water, flood, and mold damage.
Take Care of Mold Damage Before It Becomes a Problem in Your Commercial Space
You have poured everything into your Agoura Hills retail store. Even though you work hard to keep up with everything, making sure the store itself stays clean and free of potential problems, there is always the potential for something to go wrong. You might not even realize how much your store might be at the mercy of adjacent properties before a problem has already started.
If an adjacent store or property has recently fallen victim to flooding or water damage that impacted your shared wall, moisture from this incident can affect your location as well. Once the mold has started to grow uninhibited from the present water, it can be a problem that compounds and gets exponentially worse. Professional remediation services can assist you in restoring the mold damage to your Agoura Hills store, but it is imperative to act quickly.
Our SERVPRO specialists are thoroughly trained in mold remediation and restoration services that exceed the standards required for certification through the IICRC. Utilizing state of the art equipment and our years of experience, the technicians we dispatch to your store can work quickly to resolve an issue like this that threatens your business.
Ideally, our goal is to mitigate your losses in profit by working quickly to remediate the mold damage in several ways. First, we have to remove the food source of the fungus by drying up the water that is present in the affected areas. Scrubbers are used to clean the surfaces growing mold colonies to remove them entirely.
Deodorization is critical in a store because your customers are going to quickly note the presence of mold based on its characteristic musty scent. Often the equipment of choice for this process by our SERVPRO technicians is a fogger. The dense chemical compound can disinfect and deodorize affected surfaces, floors, and stock you have in your store. The process neutralizes odorous molecules and leaves behind no scent at all.
Mold damage can be a massive problem for your business, stretching far beyond the potential health effects that can result from exposure. Resolve this problem quickly by calling SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. Our mold remediation specialists can be reached anytime at (818) 991-6292.
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Fire Damaged Garages in Oak Park Stink Up Your Home and Keep Your Vehicles in the Fading Sun
Fire damage in a garage can certainly prevent its use. Contact SERVPRO when facing fire damage in any part of the home including the garage.
SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Professionals Respond Quickly to Your Call After a Fire
A fire can happen anywhere inside an Oak Park home, including the garage. A fire affecting other areas can keep residents from using their home while a fire in the garage only affects those items, including your vehicle, stored there. Not only do you need to address the problem of damage to your garage and home, but your vehicle requires protection for the hot California sun.
Many disasters can happen to a home, but fire damage in Oak Park can spread caustic fumes and harsh chemicals to almost every corner of your home. This is especially the case when the garage is attached to the home instead of standing on its own. The enclosed area of a garage can force soot under the door and into your home, where it spreads out even more.
The technicians from SERVPRO receive ongoing training in the latest techniques and methods, so they understand the most effective methods for your unique situation. When fire strikes at your home, restoring your home, or in some cases, your garage, becomes a priority. We share that viewpoint and work as rapidly as possible.
Our work includes cleaning and restoring areas wherever smoke traveled. Burning tires create some of the densest, blackest smoke possible. People who enter areas where a fire produced this kind of smoke can experience breathing difficulties long after firefighters extinguished the fire. The continuous stream of gases given off by this black soot not only smells terrible but easily irritate both a person's airways and their eyes.
The ability of this thick soot to deeply embed itself into upholstered furniture and carpeting, as well as harder, less porous materials, means we must apply several methods to ensure we completely remove all traces of it from your home. Restoring your home, garage, and property happens simultaneously. We work in teams to accomplish this, substantially reducing the time involved.
Our employees hold certificates from the IICRC in Odor Control (OCT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT), meaning our customers receive comprehensive services that address all their needs after fire damage affects their home.
When your home, garage or other property suffers fire damage, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 for the latest techniques in restoration science. We are here to help you and your family recover from minor and extensive losses.
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Reliable Water Damage Restorations Services In Calabasas
Failure to do the restoration correctly may lead to mold growth, and that means additional damage.
Water Damage Restorations Services
Usually, water damage disasters typically strike when we are not expecting, and that means they are always emergencies. With that in mind, residents of Calabasas are advised to contact professional restoration service providers to mitigate the damage immediately. That should a be the first step to take irrespective of whether it was your home or business that the disaster hit.
Water damage incidents in Calabasas require immediate assessment and inspection, and that is what happens when certified professional arrive at the site. For instance, our technicians from SERVPRO try to identify the materials and areas that are affected and then put in place the most appropriate restoration methods. We aim to restore your property in the shortest time possible.
Our SERVPRO technicians understand the various effects presented by the three major categories of water. Type 1 is clean water that is safe for human consumption that may be brought about by burst water pipes, rainwater or any failed supply of fresh water by appliances. Category 2 is gray water which is not safe for human consumption. It can result when washing machines, dishwashers, aquariums, waterbeds and toilet bowls overflow. Category 3 is black water that is highly contaminated. Flooding water from streams, rivers, and sewage are some of the sources of this type of water.
Failure to do the restoration correctly may lead to mold growth, and that means additional damage. That is why the anti-microbial application is so important. To hasten the drying process, we may use dehumidifiers and air movers. Dehumidifiers work by pulling out additional moisture from the air and in the process help in preventing the affected area from secondary damage. SERVPRO is recognized by IICRC and follows regulations of state when disposing of any debris or setting up equipment.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills responds immediately to all storm, fire, water and mold damage disasters. Call us at (818) 991-6292 and be served by professionals that you can trust.
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Who Should You Call When Your Agoura Hills Home Has Flood Damage?
Flooding Can Create Such Havoc to a Foundation--Even in Agoura Hills
SERVPRO Assesses and Mitigates Flooding to Foundations and Basements
The foundation of your Agoura Hills home is essential. Not only does it serve as the solid base for the entire structure you live in, but it is also the line of defense between outside elements like flood waters or severe weather and the inside of your house. While it is customary for many people to go about visually inspecting the blockwork they find in their basement, inadequate construction techniques from when the home got initially built could eventually give impending water entry into the basement.
Once water has a way in, it does not take long (in the right conditions) for flood damage to occur to your Agoura Hills residence. Given that your basement area is either finished and livable or at the very least a storage area for many of your belongings that do not actively get used, this could create a dire situation for you and your family. If this occurs, you should consider the professional restoration services of our SERVPRO technicians.
Many people were not around when their homes were getting built, so they have no idea about the existence or proper pouring of a footer beneath the foundation block. Inadequate concrete or a pour that did not get reinforced is likely to shift with the freeze and then to thaw of the ground from season to season. This slight movement causes the rigid block walls to flex and break along their mortar joints, allowing water a point of penetration. Stair-steps, on the exterior often indicate this access path for water.
Once water has made its way inside, our SERVPRO professionals locate the point of entry and close it off. The process prevents the problem from getting worse as restoration efforts get underway. Extracting the water with pumps and thoroughly drying the area is critical, as standing water provides a conducive condition for mold to grow on surfaces in the area. Our team works quickly to prevent the damage from getting worse, and to return this compromised area to you the way that it used to be.
Flooding is never something that people want to have to deal with, but it is a natural disaster that affects the residents of Agoura Hills from time to time. You can call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills to help you with the mess. You can reach us anytime at (818) 991-6292.
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How to Control Mold Damage to Your Agoura Hills Property
You can help to prevent mold damage in your home by keeping high moisture areas such as your crawl space maintained.
SERVPRO’s Helpful Tips to Prevent Mold Damage
The sight of mold in your Agoura Hills home can be devastating. The best defense against mold is to act fast and seek professional help to eliminate it as soon as possible. That said, you can take steps to minimize the damage if you are careful.
SERVPRO professionals are always at your service to help you deal with mold damage to your Agoura Hills property. But you can minimize the damage if you follow some easy and practical tips.
Call the Professionals Early
Mold can spread at an alarming rate. If you spot a colony of mold in any part of your home, make sure that you contact SERVPRO as soon as you can. We have a team of IICRC-certified technicians who can prevent the mold from spreading to unaffected areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate and clean mold damage in no time.
Control the Humidity in Your House
Mold loves moisture. If the moisture levels in your attic, bathroom, laundry room or kitchen are high, they are vulnerable to mold damage. After you call SERVPRO, our team can help you determine the moisture level in your home and suggest measures to bring it down.
Inspect Your Home for Early Signs of Mold
Identify the vulnerable places in your home with high moisture such as crawl spaces, attics, and basements. Make sure that you are regularly inspecting them for early signs of mold.
Take Care of Water Damage
Leaky pipes and standing water increase the risk of secondary mold damage significantly. If you locate water damage, get it fixed as soon as possible by calling professional water damage restoring services.
Mold remediation is a multi-step process that should be done by professionals. SERVPRO professionals are trained in safety protocols and certified to handle mold remediation safely and effectively.
Call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 today to schedule a free consultation. Our professionals are here to help you eliminate mold and get your home back to the pre-damage condition in no time.
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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 anti-microbial 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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Power Blasting and Cleaning Services Following Commercial Water Damage in Your Agoura Shop
SERVPRO Offers Dry-Ice Blasting for Commercial Water Clean Up in Agoura
SERVPRO Offers Many Ways to Clean-up Your Shop After Water Intrusions
Pressure washing is an important part of any commercial water damage cleanup project in Agoura. It is highly efficient at eliminating the dirt and debris that come with water damage and can decrease the time to reopen a busy shop.
If you are unlucky enough to experience commercial water damage, SERVPRO can allocate highly trained restoration experts to your Agoura shop for returning your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently. We follow IICRC guidelines in every cleanup process so that you can be sure of a complete restoration job. Additionally, our tools and techniques are up to date with industry standards, significantly minimizing the risk of further damage during cleanup.
No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO. Our methods are designed to save you both time and money while reducing downtime and business interruption. Whether you are looking for a one-time cleanup or a long-term cleaning partner for your premises, we can provide a personalized service to cater to your specific needs. Our water damage restoration team has access to advanced equipment and cleaning products, ensuring that work is done to the highest possible standards.
SERVPRO professionals rely on a wide variety of media for individual projects while taking into account health, safety, and environmental considerations. This range of media includes dry-ice, grit, and soda H&C water blasting. In addition to reversing commercial water damage, our power blasting system is suitable for graffiti removal, as well as cleaning brick walls, patios, driveways, and car park decks.
Power washing is an excellent tool with numerous benefits when dealing with commercial water damage in a shop. It can easily remove dirt and dust from bricks, walls, and machines, leaving a clean surface that is more appealing to clients. A clean building can also protect your employees from contaminants such as mold, which can cause various health effects.
If you need quick and efficient commercial water damage restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, inspired to return your property to pre-damage conditions as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." For any emergency, call us today at (818) 991-6292.
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Backflow Preventer Failure Can Mean Substantial Water Damage To Your Agoura Residence
Agoura Water Damage from Plumbing Gets Mitigation from SERVPRO
Water Damaging Events in Agoura Are Mitigated and Reversed by SERVPRO
Most homeowners know very little about backflow. Preventers were installed sometime when the house was built, and you were likely never given a clear understanding of what they were if they were there at all, and how they are to be maintained. When your backflow preventer fails in your Agoura home, however, you can see the kind of damage it can do.
The first step in preventing this water damage to your Agoura residence is to understand what backflow is. There are two types of this event. The first is when there is a loss of pressure on the supply end of your water service line, such as a water break on the main line that feeds your house. Back siphonage like this pulls water from your indoor plumbing out of your house. An influx of pressure on the supply side of your line (back pressure) can attempt to force more water through the service lines and into your house.
However, regardless of the type, backflow preventers are designed to stop this from happening. These are installed within the house where the service line enters and converts to the piping running to your fixtures. Additionally, sometimes these preventers are installed on the water meter itself, which can help to limit back pressure and back siphonage. These devices have to be maintained and should be checked annually to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
When they fail, backflow preventers allow that pressure to move water freely in the direction that it is compelled to go. The result can forcefully pull water from your house or send higher volumes of high-pressure water into your home. The consequence is typically the same: ruptured and damaged plumbing. In extreme cases, most typically found in older plumbing, these breaks can happen in multiple areas. The resulting water damage can be catastrophic to your home, and that is when you need to reach out to us at SERVPRO.
At SERVPRO we know about all of the devices used to keep your plumbing intact and excessive pressure from affecting your home. Our emergency mitigation specialists can quickly assess the problem and begin restoring the water damages within hours of your initial call. If possible, we attempt to fix the problem, but we can always mitigate water damage.
You must have your backflow preventer checked annually for any indications of impending malfunctions. In the event of this kind of water damage, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We can be reached anytime at (818) 991-6292.
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Professional Fire Damage Recovery In Calabasas
Your Dream Home and Fire & Smoke Damage--SERVPRO Can Help with the Cleanup and Restoration
Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Cleanup and Restoration
If you have suffered fire damage, it is hard to wait for expert help to perform the cleanup. Like many Calabasas residents, you really want to jump in and start attacking the soot and smoky residues. Dealing with moot and smoke damage is not like ordinary cleaning, however, and making a mistake can result in double the trouble.
It is true that the faster fire damage in Calabasas is addressed the better. Smoke and soot are incredibly corrosive, and your belongings may be permanently discolored or etched if cleanup delays. That is why we pledge availability to help our customers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, year round.
What can you safely do while you wait for our help? If the fire department has authorized you to return to the home, call us first and then carefully disconnect appliances and turn off the HVAC system. Leave any burned or melted cords alone. Locate valuables and documents and store them away from the burned area. If there is room in your freezer, placing them there is a good idea. Lift furniture legs and place foil beneath to protect from water damage. Keep pets and children out of the area. While you attend to these initial tasks, SERVPRO arrives within hours of your call, ready to get to work.
If the fire was extinguished by water, as is typical, the first matter we address is water removal and damage. Although fire damage also requires fast action, water damage has the potential to deteriorate everything it touches. We remove standing water and extract moisture after ensuring no risk of electrical shock remains.When the air movers and dehumidifiers, possibly powered by the SERVPRO truck, are positioned, it is time to commence the fire damage assessment and cleanup.
Light soot and ash respond well to dry sponging and vacuuming. Heavier residues may need a spray and wipe approach with SERVPRO cleaning products. Sticky and heat-sealed residues may need an abrasive cleanser and a scraper or textured sponge for removal. Although cleaning needs may be most apparent in the room where the fire started, smoke and soot float throughout your home. We inspect the entire house because of this characteristic. If the heating or cooling system operated during the fire, you can count on the effects being spread everywhere, and we may need to perform duct cleaning in addition to other tasks.
A single call to (818) 991-6292 places the skill and experience of the SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills team at your disposal. We are eager to help and work with your insurance and authorities to get you back into your home fast.
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Preparing For Water Damage At Agoura Hills Pet Boarding Facility
One call to SERVPRO will get you the commercial water removal services you need!
Agoura Hills Pet Boarding Facility Can Prepare and Prevent Water Damage
People love their pets and go to great lengths to ensure they are safe and happy if a business trip or vacation far away from Agoura Hills means lodging needs to be found for a furry friend. A reliable pet hotel needs a plan in case of disaster, and we suggest they consider partner with us and developing a blueprint for a response that keeps animals and caretakers secure.
A high-end boarding Agoura Hills facility for pets has many possibilities for water damage challenges. Grooming area plumbing can fail, or a tub can overflow. Food preparation areas have sinks and taps that spring leaks, and eager dogs, cats, and other guests spill water bowls. Bedding needs laundering, and washing machines that overflow or broken internal pumps send water everywhere.
With dozens of pampered pets at any given time in the facility, it is a smart move to contact SERVPRO about developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) for your luxury pet room and board facility. Responding to a water emergency under these unique circumstances goes much more smoothly if you advise us about the unique needs of the animals under your care. A thorough explanation of your physical plant, including a map of all areas, makes it much easier to work through a crisis.
You identify for us where the animals are housed, and the location of utility shutoffs. A speedy response from our SERVPRO crew is crucial to minimize the chances of secondary water damage, including mold growth and contamination of animal care areas, so we suggest you authorize trusted members of your staff to call for our help and make decisions during the restoration process.
An experienced SERVPRO project manager meets with you and assesses your facility during the creation of the ERP. This no-obligation visit permits us to make suggestions and brainstorm about the challenges of restoration while your animal charges are on the premises. We pledge to help you manage the water damage while letting you continue, as much as possible, to host your guests.
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Avoid the anxiety of dealing with a water damage emergency in your pet board and care. Make a call to SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile, and then feel confident you have prepared well for the pets of our community.
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Homeowners In Calabasas Receive Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services
Careful Attention When Cooking in a Calabasas Kitchen Helps Prevent Fire Damage--Says SERVPRO
Count on SERVPRO to Cleanup the Mess After a Fire to Your Calabasas Property
Fire damage is a common problem for every homeowner, including those of us living in Calabasas. Accidents often occur as fast as you can blink, making it vital for you to have access to qualified professionals that can help you recover quickly.
If you find yourself facing fire damage in your Calabasas area home, help is not as hard to find as you may think. There are many local resources designed to assist homeowners with finding the help they need during an emergency. Your insurance company, for instance, can point you towards a qualified professional they have had success with using in the past. SERVPRO is a preferred provider of fire damage cleanup services for many carriers and local agencies.
Most household fires occur due to accidents in the kitchen, which makes cooking concentration a key benefit for avoiding fires. Never let yourself become distracted by others while preparing a meal, your safety and the safety of others may be in jeopardy if you do. SERVPRO technicians can provide you with a variety of tips and recommendations that help prevent kitchen fires altogether.
Other homeowners have problems with electrical wiring or portable heaters while others experience a fire due to misuse or neglect. Always check the wiring on electronic devices before plugging them into a wall socket, sparks are hard to see, especially during the day and can lead to catastrophic events that you would be better off avoiding. SERVPRO has a home inspection process designed to detect hidden problems, using a trained eye to locate issues you may have missed.
The fire and smoke residues left behind affect surfaces in a variety of ways, often causing additional damages long after the flames go out. With a qualified professional on your side, it may be possible to recover or restore many items and minimize your losses. SERVPRO has IICRC-certified technicians available 24/7, ready to assist day or night. You never have to wonder where to find the help you deserve.
SERVPRO of Agoura provides quality restoration services to residents throughout Hidden Hills, Oak Park, and Westlake Village. Call to begin your home’s recovery, today. (818) 991-6292
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Deal with Water Damage in Agoura Quickly
Agoura Drips and Water Damage Get Help from SERVPRO
SERVPRO Assists in Many Facets of Water Removal
A leaky pipe in the wall of your home in Agoura, a toilet that overflows, a faulty hose in your dishwasher or laundry room—water emergencies have many causes. Whether they happen slowly, drip by drip, or quickly with a flood of water, they lead to severe damage. Water problems ruin possessions and furnishings, cause major disruptions in your schedule, and kill your family budget.
The experts here at SERVPRO in Agoura deal with water damage emergencies on a daily basis. We know how overwhelming the problem can be. We realize how tempting it is to put off dealing with the issue, especially if you suspect a slow leak.
Moreover, we cannot emphasize enough that speed is your best friend in this type of situation. The quicker you fix the source of the excess water, the more money you can save. When you call us in right away, we can use our expertise to save your carpets, walls, floors, and possessions.
Think you can handle the cleanup yourself? Think again. A fan from the home improvement center can blow air around. However, an industrial strength air mover can actually evaporate the moisture and create a drier room. We use these in conjunction with dehumidifiers, which remove moisture from the air.
Our team of SERVPRO technicians, trained to IICRC standards, know how to balance the work of these two critical pieces of equipment. If not enough air movers are used, the process can take longer than necessary. If there are too many movers used in relation to dehumidifiers, it can actually compound the damage.
Before we start, we do a thorough inspection, then decide on a plan to fix the problem. It starts with extracting the water and drying the area. Then we clean up space, using sanitizing agents and powerful cleaning solutions. Our goal is to restore your furnishings and living area, replacing only when necessary.
Another advantage of quickly calling in SERVPRO is the help you get dealing with your insurance company. We have the experience to answer their questions and to assist you with the paperwork.
When an emergency happens, call the water damage specialists at SERVPRO in Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills as quickly as possible. We are here to help, 24/7. (818) 991-6292.
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Water Extraction Services in a Flood Damage Situation in Agoura
SERVPRO Swiftly Extracts Storm Water from Agoura Properties
Floodwaters Pose Difficult Removal and Restoration Processes
Time is of the essence when a storm hits Agoura. Within a matter of hours, the floodwaters could overwhelm your home and compromise its structural integrity. Snakes, frogs, and other animals could swim into the house. Wet electrical boxes and felled power lines become a safety hazard. Even your car may become submerged in water and fail to start. The overall experience can be devastating.
The best way to protect yourself and your family is by escaping to the roof if the flood waters are so high and then calling a restoration company when the floodwaters recede. SERVPRO has many years of experience dealing with water and flood damage in Agoura. During that time, we have helped numerous homeowners recover from a wide range of gray and black water flood damage. Thanks to a combination of experience, advanced cleaning and drying equipment, and dedication to client satisfaction, our IICRC-qualified technicians have been able to return damaged properties to preloss condition in no time.
Our flood damage recovery process always begins with water extraction from the property. The volume of water determines the extent of the water extraction process - the larger the flood, the more complicated the removal becomes. Typically, gray and black water may require decontamination efforts once we are done with the extraction part.
SERVPRO water extraction technicians have two main objectives in mind when undertaking flood damage remediation. First, we have to protect the structure from unnecessary absorption of the floodwater, and secondly, we need to reduce the risk of secondary damage while controlling evaporation (which can lead to mold growth and mold damage).
Add to this the fact that rapid extraction of water can significantly decrease the amount of "strip-out" needed after a flood, using SERVPRO professional extraction services can greatly reduce repair costs that normally come with such an event. Once the work is done, we carry out thermal monitoring, environmental data logging processes, and hygiene testing to minimize the possibility of degradation. Indeed, it would be naive to assume that just because things look clean or dry, that that is actually the case.
Time passes slowly when a flood hits your home. For fast, efficient, and reliable flood damage restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills. We are locally based and have many years of experience providing flood damage and water damage restoration services to the area and its environs. Call us anytime at (818) 991-6292.
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How Large Are The Spores That Cause Mold Damage In Agoura Homes?
Mold Spores Build Colonies in Agoura Homes Requiring Remediation--Call SERVPRO
Mold Morphology Dictates Correct Remediation Services
Homeowners know that running a household comes with many responsibilities, from keeping gutters cleared to getting repairs done around the house. One particular issue for householders in Agoura is mold. Fungi are present in many places, especially out in nature, and it is easy for them to set up home indoors. All mold needs for growth is moisture, ambient temperatures, and an organic food source such as cloth or drywall.
One thing you might not know about mold damage in your Agoura home is just how tiny the mold spores are. They are far too small to be seen by the naked eye. Visible mold growth in a home is called a mycelium, which is a collection of tiny thread-like cells called hyphae. The mycelium releases mold spores which are then free to travel to other parts of the house and set up new colonies.
Most mold spores are around 10 to 30 microns in size. A micron is one millionth of a meter, which is so small it is tricky to imagine. For comparison, a human hair is typically between 40 and 300 microns, and the eye of a needle is 1,250 microns. So it is clear that mold is very tiny indeed.
Because the spores are too small to be seen with the naked eye, it is not possible to completely eradicate all mold from the house. However, SERVPRO trains our technicians to set up containment and use powerful filtration to prevent the spread of mold.
Our IICRC-certified technicians set up containment around areas of visible mold. Contained areas prevent spores from escaping into other parts of your home. We also wear protective clothing and create a decontamination area to protect the rest of your house.
An important step in mold remediation is the use of a negative air machine to draw contaminated air out of the area and vent it. It is vital that the machines can trap mold spores. That is why SERVPRO only uses equipment with true HEPA filtration because a true High-Efficiency Particulate Air filter traps particles as small as 0.3 microns.
For help with mold remediation in Agoura, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 today.
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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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Giving Agoura Residents Hope Against Flood Damage In The Area
Flood and Water Removal Help in Agoura Residents Call on SERVPRO
SERVPRO Offers a Well Equipped Team to Mitigate Storm Losses
It is crucial forevery Agoura resident to protect ourselves and our property against common problems that exist. We chose to live in an area with relatively high humidity, making our homes uniquely susceptible to damages caused by thunderstorms.
If you find yourselves facing issues resulting from this flood damage in your Agoura home, you are not alone. Many homeowners face flooding issues on their property every year. However, with the proper assistance, you can get ahead, controlling the amount of loss you experience.
Give your locally owned and operated SERVPRO an opportunity to inspect your home. We can check for signs of potential issues early on and help you make preparations to prevent significant damages when disaster strikes. With our help, you can avoid having to deal with the aftermath of a flood on your property, alone.
We live in this community, right alongside you and everyone else. However, our goal is to put IICRC-industry certified technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and the vast resources of our company to work helping local home and business owners remain safe during an emergency. SERVPRO gives you access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes from truck mounted power pumps to hand held wands, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air movers, and the trained personnel available to tackle any size job imaginable.
We respond to your emergency situation anytime, day or night and provide you with quality services and professional help that make preparing your home for storms a snap. Our technicians can perform repairs on your roof (emergency board ups and tarp covers), gutters, downspouts, grading, drainage, and foundation, keeping water away. Many homes experience standing water in their basement or crawl space every year; SERVPRO provides you with an answer for that as well-water proofing and encapsulation.
Our services make taking care of fallen trees, broken windows, or cluttered yards after a huge storm a thing of the past. We can install shutters, additional drainage, backflow valves, and submersible pumps that help limit the losses you experience during an emergency. Ask us about our ERP Plan to mitigate and even prevent many fire and water damage losses.
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A Variety of Agoura Business Owners Find Solace Fighting Water Damage With True Professionals
Your Agoura Bowling Alley Struck with Water Damage? Spare Yourself the Worry--Call SERVPRO
Rapid Water Extraction Minimizes Lost Revenue and Costs to Agoura Area Enterprises
Water issues can come from anywhere on your property. Try as you do, it is impossible to prepare for every single possibility that exists. It is imperative today for business owners to have a relationship with their local restoration company, someone they trust to perform specialty services during emergency situations that may occur to their Agoura enterprise.
If you run a bowling alley, pool hall, or even a bar somewhere in the Agoura area, you might be dealing with water damage right now. The restoration process itself is pretty straight forward; the idea is to get all of the water out before it causes significant damage to contents, company assets, or the structural integrity of your building even while trying to keep your doors open and your customers happy.
At SERVPRO we have years of experience dealing with these type of situations. You might come into work early one day only to find a building full of water, leading to an experience you may wish you could forget. Many water conditions cause significant damage that you cannot see, eventually leading to water spots, stains--either water or mold or exposure that ruin your indoor environment.
Bowling alley floors need specific attention to eliminating damaged areas before resurfacing for customer use. All of the equipment, machinery, and electronics need proper drying and a thorough servicing. We give our clients valuable services, and keep you informed throughout the restoration process.
SERVPRO provides deodorization techniques used to promote a healthy atmosphere in pool halls throughout the area. You surely do not want customers entering your building to find unattractive odors that make them want to turn around and leave. All it takes is making a single phone call to get your ambient air quality to a high level.
Bars often have a variety of water damage issues. SERVPRO handles everything from plumbing, roofing, to problems involving malfunctioning equipment. We have a variety of water extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, and infrared moisture detectors to get water in your building under control quickly. We respond fast, provide you with quick, efficient services, and work hard to keep your doors open.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills has IICRC certified technicians available at a moment's notice to address emergency situations that occur on your property. Give us an opportunity to make water issues disappear, “Like it never even happened.” (818) 991-6292
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Mold Remediation Services Available To Agoura Homeowners
Agoura Properties Get Mold Remediation from SERVPRO
Clean Up and Disinfecting Mold Infestations
Mold can enter your Agoura home in a variety of ways, attaching itself to many surfaces where it begins growing, digesting, and producing damage to paint, wallpaper, carpeting, sheetrock, wood, and insulation found throughout your home.
You might think that mold damage requires an excessive water source to develop in your Agoura area home. However, even the smallest leaks can lead to significant mold growth. Since mold treats many organic materials as a food source, all it takes is oxygen and water to provide the nutrients it needs to flourish.
It takes a mold remediation specialist to remove mold growth in your home properly. Someone like SERVPRO provides you with expertly trained technicians, access to a series of equipment, and other resources that make your remediation process as quick and efficient as possible.
The first signs of mold damage in your home often include a dank, musty odor accompanied by dark, blotchy stains on your walls or ceiling. However, visual signs appear less frequently, and by the time they appear, your mold problem has developed farther than you can imagine.
SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians provide you full inspection services to help you determine whether you need professional services or not and we can help you locate mold issues in hard to reach spaces, including your attic, basement, and crawl spaces.
SERVPRO offers customers a one-stop solution to mold problems that exist in their homes. Our technicians are well versed in the mold remediation process, containing growth to contaminated areas, following strict guidelines to handle and dispose of any saturated materials.
It is impressive to see a fully-qualified mold remediation team go to work; they provide you with the answers and services needed to keep your family safe while helping you prevent additional mold problems in the future. Never hesitate to contact someone for help, immediately.
Call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills for access to expertly trained mold remediation technicians who care about the quality of your families living environment. Make the most of these options and more available to you, today. (818) 991-6292
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4 Key Ways That Water Damage Effects Wood Furniture In Your Agoura Hills Home
Wood that's been allowed to sit in water will eventually swell up and then crack or break.
Water Damage And It's Effect On Wood Furniture
One of the most common casualties of water emergencies and floods is furniture. No matter if the water damage results from a broken pipe, natural disaster, or malfunctioning appliance, wooden furniture is especially vulnerable to being destroyed.
Homeowners facing water damage in Agoura Hills typically have wood furniture that they're concerned about getting damaged. Here are four ways that water damage in your home can affect your furniture and what our experts do to prevent it.
Spotting refers to fabrics that have water lines or patches -- this is especially common with microfiber covered furniture exposed to water damage. SERVPRO technicians use effective techniques to restore furnishings with water spotting, which means you won't have to pay for replacements.
If your furniture is covered in colored fabric or embellishments, it could lead to stains on flooring, walls, and other surfaces of your home after water damage has occurred. Our skilled experts have years of experience cleaning furnishings and surfaces that have been stained, and we have great success restoring items with color bleeding.
Wood that's been allowed to sit in water will eventually swell up and then crack or break. The joints of wood furniture are particularly fragile and prone to being affected by water damage. When we extract water from your home, we'll use our state of the art equipment to get your wood furniture dried and cleaned up as well.
If water isn't extracted from wood furniture, it will inevitably become a host for mildew. SERVPRO technicians are careful to quickly and thoroughly dry furnishings to prevent the unsightly stains and odors that accompany mildew growth. The sooner that you call us after a water emergency has occurred, the more we can do to save your furniture.
At SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills, our goal is to provide quick and efficient water damage remediation so you can have peace of mind and get back to enjoying your home again. For a quote or to get information about our water damage services, call us 24/7 at (818) 991-6292.
Smoke Residue and Removal
Draperies and couches can be treated for smoke damage rather than replaced. Call SERVPRO to assess your damage ASAP!
Different Types of Residues Call for Specific Approaches in Removal
Most of the property loss from a fire is due to smoke rather than the actual heat. More draperies, curtains, clothing and furniture is thrown out every year due to discoloration and soot damage than is ever lost to flames. Depending on the type of smoke residue, however, it is possible to save many items from the trash.
SERVPRO has the expertise and training to restore items covered in smoke residue from fire damage in Calabasas. For purposes of cleaning, smoke residue is considered either dry or wet. It is determined by three things in a fire: The rate of combustion, the amount of oxygen present and the type of material or substance that burned.
Fast burning, oxygen-rich fires with natural materials (dry wood, paper, and natural fibers) create dry smoke and residue. Specifically, that means it is powdery and doesn't leave a residue that smears and feels 'greasy' if you touch it. Slow burning, oxygen-poor fires leave a wet smoke, especially if the material burned is synthetic (e.g. foam rubber and plastics).
Dry smoke is easier to clean up and items covered in dry smoke residue such as furniture are much simpler to restore. Since the smoke is generated from natural materials, there are fewer aerosols to deal with. Dry smoke also does not stain surfaces as thoroughly as wet smoke, and the odor from dry smoke is not as strong as the odor generated from the wet smoke. Thanks to all this, our technicians can use less aggressive techniques, tools and cleaners with dry smoke.
Wet smoke always has at least one liquid component; often some solvent or varnish. This gives it a higher amount of aerosol which makes the smoke residue harder to remove. Since this is a slower burning fire, air is not circulated as quickly, and the wet smoke has more time to work itself into crevices and discolor plastic materials and furniture finish. Because of this, our technicians will need to use more aggressive tools and cleaners to try and restore furniture and other property. If the wet smoke has soaked into property for 24 hours, then it may not be possible for us to recover and restore any of it.
Rain is finally coming to California now, but the threat from smoke damage is still present. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills stands ready to help our neighbors with their needs. If you need our services, call us today at (818) 991-6292.
The Three Categories of Water Damage
Flood waters can be dangerous. Call SERVPRO before entering your damaged property!
Certified Technicians at SERVPRO can Remediate any Category of Water Damage
Water damage often has serious potential to be a hazard through contact, and knowing what type of water you're dealing with is important in taking proper safety precautions and staying safe in the event of a disaster. There are three main categories of water damage, each coming with different qualities and carrying a different level of risk. Luckily, they can typically be identified by their color, visual appearance, and smell, but be sure to exercise caution regardless of what type of water it appears to be.
Category 1 - Clean Water
The least dangerous type of water damage in Agoura, clean water is exactly as the name implies: perfectly clear and visually clean. Drinking water and most water that comes out of a faucet in your home will be of this type, but it is fairly rare to deal with it during floods or heavy water damage due to the ease with which it is contaminated. Never attempt to drink any excess water from damages, even if it is visually clean. There may still be dangerous microbes within.
Category 2 - Gray Water
Gray water is much more common in cases of moderate to heavy water and flood damage than clean water. It is visually tinted with a degree of gray, brown, or another color, and may contain some larger visible particles as well. This water is not safe to drink and can infect open wounds, but is not often a high risk. In many cases, gray water may also smell foul, simply due to the materials in it. This type of water is the most common when the source of flooding or water damage comes from inside the building, but also in some storms.
Category 3 - Black Water
The most dangerous kind of water, black water is most common following heavy storms and flooding, often from a river or lake overflow. This type of water is very dangerous to drink or when in contact with an open wound, but also carries additional risk as it commonly contains sharp and heavy materials within, which can open up wounds or cause significant physical harm. Exercise extreme caution and generally avoid any black water you may encounter.
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is a locally-owned and operated restoration company with the experience, knowledge, and equipment to deal with water damage of all risks and sizes. Call us 24/7 at (818) 991-6292.
Mold Removal Can Improve Properties
Mold can affect a large area. Call SERVPRO today to remediate your damage!
Skilled Technicians Use Hepa Filters to Remediate Mold Damage
Mold can grow on many surfaces, so it is important to always have some control over the humidity levels in your home. Different climates and seasons can affect the degree of humidity any home experiences, as can various aspects found inside the home itself.
When your Oak Park home or rental property has a mold problem, you need mold removal and remediation services. SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled and have both training and experience in combating this microscopic invader. Complete mold removal is not possible, as mold is found everywhere, is truly microscopic, and can also be missed by even the most thorough of inspections and remediation efforts. Humidity controls are vital to keeping mold under control, especially after remediation and mold removal technicians have completed their work.
The physical removal of mold often includes vacuuming with HEPA-grade filters. Books are common locations where mold growths are located, as are under cabinets, under stairwells, in bathrooms, inside ducts, and even inside of air conditioning units. Cleaning these rarely involves wet cleaning, but can at times. Our technicians are trained to know which methods are best for the many different materials that mold can affect.
Interior structures are also capable of being contaminated with mold, and this calls for the removal of the damaged materials, such as drywall, wallpapers, and wooden structures. Window frames are often highly concentrated with mold, even in homes that have no mold problems. While some areas, such as window sills, can be cleaned, others need to be removed, and then restored. This is because once mold has embedded itself in porous and semi-porous materials, even if killed, the spores can remain viable. Another risk is the mycotoxins that remain behind. These are often what is behind the health effects caused by mold. Removal and restoration are often the only way to guard against this event.
After mold removal is completed, we will ensure that humidity levels are under control in your home. Preventing future problems is very important to your home's structural integrity and also your family's health. Installing dehumidifiers that drain into appropriate locations in your basement can create a problem-free solution to moisture problems in your home.
If you've discovered mold damage in your home and are in need of mold removal and remediation, please call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292. We are certified in IICRC methods and can help return your home or business to a much healthier condition. Answering our phones 24/7, we're here to assist you in your mold removal and remediation needs.
Removing Water From Your Home After a Flood: When to Call the Professionals at SERVPRO
Got floods? Our crew at SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills will clean and restore your home like it never even happened!
Call the Professionals at SERVPRO When Removing Water From Your Home After a Flood
Home floods are no laughing matter. In many cases, they leave your home saturated, your property virtually destroyed, and stagnate throughout your house, stinking the place up. When you start seeing flood levels rise, the only thing that you can do is act (especially if the water level is continuing to rise or it's starting to pool in the basement). You might think to yourself, "what's the big deal? It's just a little bit of water." However, these flood waters are classified as black water, which is incredibly hazardous to your health.
Why Flood Waters Are So Dangerous
In Hidden Hills, water removal is a problem. Flood damages are one of the largest disasters that can strike your home because the water that breaches your house is very contaminated by unregulated chemicals, fecal matter, mud, refuse, and anything else that was lying in the streets.
Because of this, flood water ruins virtually anything it touches (which could be a lot when it gets inside your house). To even make the home livable, the walls, floors, hallways, and ceilings need to be cleaned with disinfectants, antimicrobials, and other cleansers. It's even more difficult to clean and sanitize your valuables (like your mattresses, wallboards, cabinets, furniture, and insulation) because the contaminated water in a flood seeps through these fabrics.
Our trained SERVPRO professionals have the equipment, skills, personnel, and knowledge to fix flooding problems quickly. We have truck mounted sump pumps, water pumps, and portable generators that guarantee that we can get rid of the water; then we can flood-proof your home, and add waterproofing seals that help eliminate water that seeps into your home. We can also add backflow valves to your drains to improve drainage and shield your doors and windows, too.
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You don't have to throw in the towel when flooding strikes, however. We'll assess the damages and get your home back to its pre-loss value, like nothing ever happened! The next time your home floods, call SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills immediately at (818) 991-6292. We're highly-trained water damage specialists, and we have advanced drying techniques and equipment to sanitize and deodorize your home fast!
Professional Cleanup Service for Fire Damage
The aftereffects of Calabasas fire damage can be every bit as potentially fatal as the fire itself.
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Fires can strike quickly and when you least expect it. When you are dealing with the disastrous consequences of fire damage, it's important to know that you can call upon the services of a professional local cleanup and restoration service.
Dealing With the Aftereffects of Calabasas Fire Damage
The aftereffects of Calabasas fire damage can be every bit as potentially fatal as the fire itself. Even after the fire is out, other issues should be considered that might remain on your property and pose a threat later. For example, it simply isn't enough to extinguish the fire. Noxious fumes and other poisonous vapors can remain behind and may cause serious health problems if left unchecked.
Meanwhile, debris left behind at the scene of the fire may cause injuries to those who attempt to remove it without the proper knowledge and experience required to deal with such dangerous material. Even after all the debris is cleared away and the smoke has been dealt with, structural instability may remain in the building that an average cleaning crew may not be able to detect. The thought of facing an unforeseen roof or wall collapse ought to be enough to ensure that you hire a professional restoration crew to ward off such disasters before they have a chance to happen.
What Happens When You Contact Us for Service
After you contact us with your emergency, we will send a team of friendly and knowledgeable cleanup and restoration technicians to your property. They will immediately begin a damage assessment and full estimate of what restoration will entail. If you agree with the assessment, we will begin cleanup work immediately.
Once we have cleared away debris and other harmful material, we will remove all remaining smoke and fumes from the building. We will clean up any stains or discolorations. During this time, we will also do a complete diagnostic check of your AC and water filtration systems to ensure that toxic mold or bacterial growth is not present.
The point of our service is to restore rather than replace your existing property. We will give our maximum effort to make sure that your building returns to its original pristine condition as quickly as possible. Every part of our service is guaranteed with a warranty of quality. Our service team members are fully qualified and experienced in the tasks they perform.
Contact Us at Any Time of the Day or Night
We are a locally owned and operated service that can be contacted at any time of the day or night. Whether you are dealing with Calabasas fire damage or damage in other areas, such as Oak Park or Westlake Village, we offer prompt and efficient assistance to solve your issues. SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills is available to assist you in your hour of need, so call us at (818) 991-6292.
Flood Damage Westlake Village - Westlake Village Flood Damage Tips
When flood damage strikes your Westlake Village home, SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills will save the day!
Flood Damage Tips For Your Residential Westlake Village Home
Flooding is an uncommon but often unavoidable tragedy among home and business owners around the nation, and has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilization. Particularly in low-lying or close-to-water areas, flood damage in Westlake Village can be one of the leading causes of structural damage in homes and businesses. Often, the losses incurred are even greater than the more well-known challenges associated with fire and storm damage. To better safeguard yourself against flood damage, here are a few tips to help save yourself in the future.
Buy Flood Insurance
Most homeowners do not know this, but most homeowners' insurance policies do NOT cover flood damage. Separate policies are often required for this type of damage. By arming yourself with a Westlake Village flood damage policy, you can ensure the safety of your financial future against the elements. Even if you do not live in an at-risk area, you should still purchase the insurance, especially because premiums are often significantly lower than in high-risk areas. Whether your home is in a swamp, near a river, or on high ground, a custom flood insurance policy should never be overlooked.
Keep Valuables Overhead
If you have any very high-dollar items or items of significant sentimental value, precaution should be taken to keep them in high places. Westlake Village floods typically don't rise higher than a foot or two even in the worst cases, and your goods should be safe at elevations higher than this. You want to lose as little as possible in the event of a flood, so spending a day rearranging your belongings with this in mind may be a good idea.
Don't be Afraid to Seek Help
It can be pretty overwhelming to look at the damages caused by a flood. However, it is important to keep in mind that professional and contracted services exist solely for the purpose of assisting in cleanup and restoration of flood damages, and can help you to get back on your feet with the experience and training of professionals.
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If you've incurred flood damage on a large or small scale, please don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 for 24/7 services and quotes.
Hidden Hills Mold Damage--Can Cause Health Effects To Your Family
If you have a mold infestation in Hidden Hills, SERVPRO is only one call away.
The Risks of Mold Damage To Your Family's Home in Hidden Hills
Hidden Hills mold damage than exists in your home can create allergens that may cause many medical conditions to get worse. It impacts the breathing of many people and makes many more uncomfortable. The mold spores, from which molds come, are microscopic and can be anywhere, outside your home and inside. When they get inside is when they can impact the life and health of everyone that lives or visits there. The way they get inside is another thing that is so easy. That is the main reason calling a company that specializes in Mold Remediation in your home is so critical.
Many homeowners believe they have molds when they smell the tell-tale signs of musty, earthy and, well, moldy odors. These often come from closets and other enclosed spaces. This mold comes into your house through water coming in from outside due to flooding or seeping into the foundation because of that flooding, heavy rains or a sewer connection that breaks free and seeps inside. Mold needs a couple of things in order to live and thrive as well as grow to take over as much room as you allow it to.
As it is carried in the water, it can attach itself to walls, floors, furniture and hide where it cannot be seen until it is almost too late. The reason you need a professional company to deal with it is because of the dangers involved in cleaning it up. There are several steps that are required to be followed to do it correctly and these professionals follow those IICRC certified procedures for mold remediation.
The first step will be to locate all of the areas that Hidden Hills mold is present. This is done through a detailed inspection, conducted as one of the first things. This inspection will be accomplished throughout all living spaces as well as any storage areas. Much of this mold will be located behind and in between wall surfaces. Some of it will be attached to the drywall, itself.
After all such locations are known, they are isolated. This is so that no mold spores, disturbed by the cleaning will get into the air stream and get passed to other spaces. The cleaning will be conducted at this partitioned area, and technicians wear special protective gear to prevent them from breathing in this material. Containment is crucial.
The building materials that are infected too badly by the mold are removed, as in torn out carefully, bagged and taken outside for disposal. This is so that this contaminated material will no longer be a danger to you and your family. After all of the spaces have been cleaned and sanitized; remove the barriers and special air movers are brought in to clear the air of any lingering smells or odors and spores left over.
Finishing the project is the restoration of all surfaces back to the way when they got there. This means replacing any building materials that were torn out and all surfaces painted with the color they were. A final cleaning operation is conducted as a top down cleaning and sanitary preparation of all surfaces so you will not be endangered when you move back in.
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When you smell that tell-tale odor in your Hidden Hills home, give SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills a call at (818) 991-6292 to remediate this risk from your home.
Oak Park Mold Remediation Myths and Solutions
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SERVPRO Can Safely Remedy Your Oak Park Home Mold Infestation
Oak Park mold infestations can take many different scenarios for remediation. The species of mold, the surfaces of the infestation points, the extent of the mold colonizations, duration of current infestation, and more. These factors will dictate how the SERVPRO team will attack your problem.
There are many myths and misconceptions about mold (fungi) growth in a home. Is it deadly? Is Black mold that dangerous? Can my house be entirely freed from mold and mold spores?
Mold is everywhere in our environment. It is a part of nature. The microscopic spores can enter your home with your shoes, the back of your pet, or an open window allowing in air that eventually circulates throughout your HVAC system. Spores, like plant seeds, need moisture along with a food source, to grow and thrive. Fungi can adhere to most organic matter for nutrients, the cardboard on the drywall (cellulose), wood studs, laminated flooring, and even the caulking in your bathroom. The duct work is a place that captures organic matter, plus offers shelter and moisture for mold proliferation. Vacuuming, sanitizing, and deodorizing these conduits can result in a healthier and fresher home environment. If you believe your home is infested, turn off the A/C system to mitigate the circulation of mold spores.
How dangerous is Black Mold (Stachybotrys chartarum)? Like many mold species, it can produce irritants and allergens. Individual sensitivity will play a part on the level of discomfort. Most people have no reaction or adverse effects from exposure to regular household amounts of mold and spores. All mold should be treated cautiously, and SERVPRO suggests you call in professional assistance for mold remediation. Don't contact mold directly, especially without safety clothing and gear. Keep air movement to a minimum. Spraying chemicals or bleach on a large patch of mold will only compound the problem.
Remediation of a mold problem can restore your structure to a safer condition. Mold can weaken building materials like drywall, roof trusses, and ruin furniture. Total elimination --Removal--is not possible, nor is the effort practical. Our team can inspect your home using devices to locate hidden patches of mold. Specialized cleaning products, equipment, and expertise from our IICRC trained technicians can safely and efficiently remove the mold infestations from your property. Bleach is not a product of choice for combating mold growth. The government agency (EPA) is responsible for establishing guidelines for treating mold. A certified mold restoration and remediation company like SERVPRO follows these protocols.
SERVPRO has the latest and greatest equipment to fight mold infestations. Air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums capture most spores to prevent expansion. We’ll apply antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to kill mold colonies and to lessen the chance of new ones from growing. The scope of service is dependent upon the degree of severity. Our Oak Park mold remediation will restore your home to its pre-mold damaging state, "Like it never even happened."
We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills qualified Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists safely restore your home. We can help in Oak Park, Agoura, and Hidden Hills for all fire, water, and mold damage situations. (818) 991-6292
The Dangers Posed by Water Damage to Calabasas Homes
SERVPRO Says Don't Let a Burst Pipe Flood Your Home
Why Calabasas Water Damage Requires Immediate SERVPRO Intervention
When you take earthquake and fire damage out of the equation, Calabasas water damage is the worst possible scenario for any local homeowner. Every Calabasas water damage situation is different and needs to be addressed on an individual basis. However, there are a few predictable outcomes that stem from water damage.
If you're lucky, a burst pipe will merely affect an isolated portion of a home's frame and rot away some of the wood planks. The far more damaging case is a water leak that washes away soil from under the foundation. Either way, water damage can adversely affect the structural integrity of a Calabasas building in short order.
The high-value properties that are abundant in Calabasas typically feature materials that don't react well to water. Top-shelf marble counters are particularly susceptible to irreparable water damage that's tough, if not impossible, to repair. If you don't bring in the experts early on, your repair bills could spiral out of control quickly.
If you don't tackle water damage quickly using a reputable restoration company, you can potentially hurt your home's resale value forever. If potential buyers run a "lemon check" on the address, they'll see that the house has been damaged by water in the past. Despite the arid environment, Calabasas water damage is no laughing matter if equity preservation is important to you.
One of the often-overlooked adverse effects of water damage is its potential impact on resident health. Water damage behind walls and under floors can breed dangerous black mold and bacteria that will eventually creep into interior spaces via the HVAC system. While unlikely, this scenario is one that you don't want to risk.
When water damage occurs, playing the waiting game is a terrible idea. Act quickly, and use a local outfit that understands local water damage concerns. At SERVPRO of Calabasas, we know how to remedy expertly any water damage problem that California residents could face.
We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists
SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills takes pride in promptly arriving to service all our local communities of Calabasas, Oak Park, and Agoura. Call for 24/7 help. (818) 991-6292
Action After Agoura Fire Damage
The Flames Fear SERVPRO
SERVPRO Provides Comprehensive Fire Damage Restoration to Your Agoura Property
Agoura fire damage can be one of the most disastrous, devastating realities that residential property owners can encounter. Besides causing severe damage to the structure of your property, the flames and smoke can destroy your most valuable possessions. Additionally, fires can cause severe emotional stress. However, learning more about fire damage and how to obtain professional help can empower a homeowner to restore his property, limit anxiety, and resume a normal life. Learn more about these important matters by reviewing this quick reference guide:
Fire-Damaged Properties Are Dangerous
One thing that a homeowner should be cognizant of in the face of a fire is that the disaster leaves your living space exposed and unsafe. Thus to avoid compromising your safety, you should not enter the property right after the fire. It may have caused substantial damage to the property's foundation and structure, meaning that the structure could collapse when you attempt to go back in. Always check with the fire chief before entering.
You should also note that a fire-damaged home is often subject to collateral damage caused by water. The volumes of standing water on your property result from the extinguishing efforts of the fire department. This water will compound the flame, smoke, soot, and heat damage by wicking into building materials like drywall and furniture and carpeting. The results are tossing of unsalvageable items and a battle to prevent a mold infestation. It's important for you to hire a team of skilled fire damage remediation experts from SERVPRO immediately. An assessment followed by a plan of action can salvage many personal items and mitigate the loss in dollars and time.
The Fire Damage Restoration Process
When professional restoration experts come to your property, the first thing they will do is an assessment. This assessment will enable the specialists to determine the depth and scope of both superficial and severe damages. The technicians and field manager will thoroughly examine both the outside and inside of your property to determine which strategies and systems to implement for the restoration process. After this work is complete, they will begin with the cleaning and drying processes. Our industry leading professionals utilize equipment like water pumps, sump pumps, air movers, disinfectants, and dehumidifiers to complete this work.
More Fire Damage Restoration Services
In addition to completing the cleaning and drying work, the restoration specialists will remove water damaged-fabrics like rugs and carpets from the home. Some of the other restoration services provided can include vent cleaning, air duct cleaning, odor removal, smoke removal, deodorization, sanitation, and content restoration. Smoke and soot can be more problematic than the actual damage to the structure by the inferno.
When Agoura fire damage has wreaked havoc on your home, hiring a professional restoration company is a must. The best company to call for fast, effective remediation work is SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified professionals will utilize advanced methodologies and specialized equipment to get your property back into pre-loss condition. "Like it never even happened."
We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists
SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills specializes in water and fire damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition. We proudly serve the communities of Agoura, Calabasas, and Hidden Hills. Call us for 24/7 help. (818) 991-6292
Mold Remediation for an Oak Park Property
Mold Removal is Best Left to the Professionals from SERVPRO
Oak Park Mold Remediation Services by SERVPRO
Mold remediation in Oak Park was not on your to-do list. It is disconcerting to discover that fungi have begun thriving on your residential property. However, gathering information and advice regarding mold and how to remove it from your home or home office can help you limit stress and financial burden. SERVPRO submits the following information concerning mold along with a suggestion to allow professionals to clean up and remediate mold issues.
Mold Quick Fact. Molds are fungi that have their place in a natural setting. However, they can often begin to propagate in a residential setting if the conditions are right. Typically, mold starts growing in a home due to high moisture and relative humidity--RH. Mold spores, widespread in almost every home, begin to colonize into mold patches when sufficient moisture combines with a food source. Some common areas of water damage include damp basements, roof leakages, poor ventilation, leaking pipes, damp carpets, and flooding.
Mold DIY Mold Remediation. Often, individuals who experience mold growth on their personal property seek to remove it on their own. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states you may find yourself capable of completing the mold remediation process if the area impacted by the fungus is no more than 10 square feet, roughly 3 feet by 3 feet and a hard surface. If porous material like drywall, ceiling tiles, or carpeting displays molds growth, consider calling in a mold remediation company like SERVPRO. The infested materials may require discarding professionally to prevent cross-contamination and spreading. Although completing a mold remediation DIY project is not prudent, there are certain things you can and should do once you realize that mold is thriving on your property. Turn your HVAC system off. This step is critical because the mold and mold spores may be present in the ductwork or air handler filters. However, the source of the water or excessive moisture must be found and repaired.
Despite the fact that the EPA has established guidelines for DIY mold removal, it's important to know that mold removal requires special safety clothing and gear. Equipment, cleaning and disinfecting products, and most importantly, training and expertise are additionally needed. By utilizing a special machine, SERVPRO establishes negative air pressure in a room to prevent spores from circulating to uninfested rooms during the mold remediation process in your Oak Park home.
What You Can Do. Let SERVPRO Complete The Oak Park Mold Remediation Process For You. While the idea of a mold infestation may seem intimidating because of potential health risks, or simply overwhelming, you don't have to confront the problem. Instead, call the trusted professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified professionals possess advanced knowledge in mold remediation, and at the completion of the service will inspect to assure that the mold and spores have been reduced to safe levels. Like it never even happened.
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills specializes in water damage restoration and mold damage remediation, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. We are proud to serve Oak Park and the communities of Calabasas and Hidden Hills. Call us 24/7 for help. (818) 991-6292
Four Basic Steps for Fire Damage Restoration in Calabasas
SERVPRO Says Be Alert For Wild Fires
Calabasas Fire Damage Restoration Steps by SERVPRO
When Calabasas fire damage has impacted your home, securing help for cleanup and restoration is strongly advised. There are many steps that a professional fire damage remediation company like SERVPRO will take to restore your property to its original condition.
1. Inspection And Evaluation. This process enables the fire damage restoration experts to determine the extent of your damages. We utilize a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) technology to generate a room-by-room inventory listing. This categorizes all items and materials as salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. You and your insurance adjuster make the final determinations. This simplifies and aids for your contents settlement. With this information the contractors can give you a cost estimate and draft a detailed, customized strategic plan that outlines how the recovery work will be completed. But the first, and very urgent step, to mitigate losses is extracting standing water from the firefighting work. Smoke and soot damage will vary depending on the severity of the blaze.
2. Packing Out. Another important component of the Calabasas fire damage restoration process is packing out. Items like shoes, clothing, art, furniture and electronics will typically require restoration work. For this reason, contractors will document, pack up, and remove these materials from the property. They will be transported to our facility where the cleaning and restoration work will be completed. If the fire and smoke damage are minimal, the cleaning process can be completed on-site.
3. Structural Fire And Smoke Damage Restoration. Much of the fire and smoke damage restoration process will involve vacuuming, dry brushing and cleaning walls, carpets, and floors. Contractors will also complete deep cleaning work to eliminate all smoke damage. The remediation experts will utilize special solutions and equipment (foggers) to neutralize unpleasant smoke odors. The equipment will also help eliminate biological and chemical contaminants. Thermal generators, hydroxyl generators, and thermal foggers are some of the devices that will be used to restore the home if necessary.
4. Contents Restoration. These services involve deodorizing, cleaning, and preserving the property owner's furnishings on-site, without shipping out to the SERVPRO cleaning facility. Our technicians will offer restoration services for electronics, documents, and all other appliances and equipment subjected to fire damage. If sensitive computer equipment is involved, we can farm it out for specialized cleaning.
Call SERVPRO For Fast, Friendly Fire Damage Restoration Services
When a fire strikes on your Calabasas property, immediate action is wise and cost effective. Our trained technicians are certified by the IICRC, and also receive on-going training in the latest methods for cleaning. To get your home back in pre-loss condition and restore your peace of mind, call us.
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We live and work in Calabasas too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. For 24/7 service call us. (818) 991-6292
How To Handle Water Damage On Your Agoura Home
SERVPRO Says a Pinhole Leak Can Become a Water Damage Problem
Agoura Home Water Damage Suggestions from SERVPRO
Addressing the issue immediately of Agoura water damage is important because it helps ensure that your property is not subjected to secondary water damage. Once your home has been damaged by fire or a flood, water damage is typically the primary, urgent issue you'll confront. Additionally, nipping the water damage problem in the bud will lessen the likelihood of structural problems and mold growth. To ensure that you can resolve all water damage issues quickly and correctly, SERVPRO suggests reading the below informational guide.
Call Your Insurance Company for Water Damage and Restoration. Water intrusion caused by structural failures, appliances, and plumbing are normally covered under a standard homeowners policy. Water damage caused by flooding or storms may not be covered. As soon as you become aware of water damage on your property, be sure to call your insurance company. Your insurance agent will have an adjuster come out to your property and complete a water damage assessment. Additionally, the adjuster will help you start the claims process. SERVPRO advises calling us to cooperate with your agent to expedite the water removal and implement an action plan. Remember to take photos of the personal possessions and structural materials that have been impacted by the water damage (as will SERVPRO.)
Contact A Water Damage Restoration Company.
After you call your insurance agent, be sure to contact a water damage restoration company. We will be able to complete each component of the water damage restoration process, including cleanup, water extraction, drying, and content restoration upon a signed agreement. Our thorough assessment and inspection will provide our skilled technicians a clear understanding of the damages done and how to address them. We are also ready to work with contractors of your choosing to expedite the process.
Avoid DIY Projects. Although you may be tempted to start the water damage cleanup process on your own, don't do it if significant volumes of water are present in your Agoura home. Health hazards that result from flood contaminants or sewage backup are very real. Also, without proper and total drying of the structure mold can proliferate leading to possible health issues. Consider the safety factor of walking on a slippery floor or stepping on a hidden object that may cause injury.
Call SERVPRO Immediately. With over 55 years experience in the water damage restoration industry, the professionals of SERVPRO can be trusted to restore your property in Agoura to its pre-loss condition. All of our professionals are IICRC-certified, plus they receive on-going corporate and in-branch training. Our green trucks are outfitted with the latest and best equipment that compliments our customer first philosophy. We are there 24/7 and ready if you need help.
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We live and work in Agoura too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Agoura/Calabasas/Hidden Hills is close by and ready to respond to your water or flood damage emergency. Call us 24/7 for help. (818) 991-6292