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

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

Flood Damage Preparation And Restoration For Your Calabasas Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

Effective Mitigation For Flood-Damaged Agoura Hills Properties

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Flood Damage Experts In Agoura Talk About Repairing The Source

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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The Real Risks Of Flash Flooding To Your Agoura Home

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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Working Quickly to Limit Worsening Flood Damages in Your Agoura Home

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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What to Do When Your Calabasas Home Sustains Flood Damage

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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Flooding in Calabasas Typically Requires Professional Help

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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Who Should You Call When Your Agoura Hills Home Has Flood Damage?

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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Water Extraction Services in a Flood Damage Situation in Agoura

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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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Giving Agoura Residents Hope Against Flood Damage In The Area

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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.

SERVPRO of Agoura provides services to Calabasas and Hidden Hills as well, offering solutions for problems that many homeowners face throughout the area. Call us 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for assistance with a variety of emergency situations in your home. (818) 991-6292

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Flood Damage Westlake Village - Westlake Village Flood Damage Tips

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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.