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Repairing a Ceiling Frame in Your Cypress Home after Fire Damage causes it to Warp

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Repairing a Ceiling Frame in Your Cypress Home after Fire Damage causes it to Warp Smoke Detectors Help Mitigate Fire Damage to Ceilings and Homes--SERVPRO Tip

SERVPRO Can Cleanup and Restore Your Property After a Severe Fire

Some homes in Cypress contain sections with tiled ceilings. Many types of ceiling tiles help reduce noise inside the area as well as provide a low-maintenance but beautiful look to a home. The frames the tiles rest on generally come in two types of materials - lightweight aluminum or vinyl.

Fire damage in Cypress can come about from the generated heat, which can melt or warp structures such as suspended ceiling frames in your home. SERVPRO can help restore your home in many ways, including such structural aspects. We know that it is important to your family that we work quickly but thoroughly as we make it "Like it never even happened" inside your home.

Along with the framework, the ceiling space often contains other components, many of which are vital to your home's comfort level. The ducts for your HVAC system often run through the ceiling. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FST) must clean these and the vents from smoke and soot deposits. Until then, smoke residue and soot can travel within your home and continue damaging your belongings.

Plumbing often runs through the area between one story and another, and some attics now hold the water heater to save space on lower floors. We can remove damaged sections in a partial demolition so the plumbing in your residence can be repaired by the proper contractor. Ceiling frames and tiles provide much easier service access to these and other parts of your home than other ceilings types allow.

SERVPRO technicians also clean the contents of homes suffering from fire damage. We perform this at your home or our secure site. We can discuss the options with you, so you fully understand the details of how we operate. Our goal is to serve you, our customer so that your family can more easily recover and move forward after tragic events such as a significant house fire.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress can answer the questions you may have after a catastrophic event. Fire damage can seem insurmountable, but we can help you overcome all the obstacles facing your family. Call our local number for 24-hour service. We can be reached at (562) 431-9400, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Wet Conditions in Homes Under Construction in Seal Beach Call for Mold Removal Professionals

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Wet Conditions in Homes Under Construction in Seal Beach Call for Mold Removal Professionals SERVPRO Remediates Mold Infestations--Even at New Seal Beach Construction Sites

SERVPRO Provides First Rate Mold Remediation for All Types of Construction

Before being listed for sale, every newly constructed home must pass several inspections. Whenever microbial activity exceeds normal levels, regulations require the elimination of the problem. Wet conditions from rain, plumbing mishaps or accidents, or even vandalism can all cause problems from exposing your new home's building materials to water.

A professional company experienced in internationally accepted mold removal procedures in Seal Beach can help keep construction of your new home on schedule. Falling behind schedule can significantly increase building costs and impose unexpected hardships. We at SERVPRO are devoted to helping those in our community. One way we do this is always to restore the homes we work on to a safe condition. One of the ways we do this is by removing mold and other microbial problems found in homes, both established and those still under construction.

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster; we know that speed in both our arrival time and the rate we work saves our customers money and inconvenience. While mold removal entails different steps, we can usually concentrate on the wooden beams in homes still under construction, without the need to attend to any finished walls. However, if some do exist, we can easily handle those. Just as the mold is exceptionally persistent, we are unrelenting in achieving our goals of protecting your home.

The mold removal methods we use depends on how deeply the mold's hyphae penetrate into the wood. For new infestations, brushing off may suffice. Deeper penetrations require blasting with dry ice pellets or manual removal with wire brushes. Treating the wood with an antimicrobial agent provides the framework of your home with long-lasting protection.

We always clean up afterward, so construction crews can get back to work immediately after we finish. We can provide your builder with before and after readings of microbial activity. We can also make some assessments on-site if you desire. Doing so can put your mind at ease as well as detect possible problems with mold or water damage.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress wants to partner with all homeowners, both new and established, in our community. Together, we can ensure that your home remains a safe and comfortable place to live for years to come. Call us for our services, which are always available, at (562) 431-9400.

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How Professionals Combat Odor After Commercial Water Damage to Your Los Alamitos Property

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Professionals Combat Odor After Commercial Water Damage to Your Los Alamitos Property Make sure that your employees have a good smell to return to after water damage in your office. Contact SERVPRO for thorough remediation efforts.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Remediate ALL Aspects of Water Damage at Your Office or Other Type of Facility

A water damage incident on your commercial property, whether it is a warehouse, a building or an office can cause significant damage if not properly handled. One of the biggest problems in the aftermath of such damage is the problem of odor.

If your commercial Los Alamitos property has recently suffered from commercial water damage, chances are, it needs deodorization treatment. Thankfully, there are a variety of methods at a professional's disposal to tackle the problem of odor.

Injection methods
It is a method that works the best if lifting up the carpet from an office or a similar commercial enterprise is not possible. In this method, small amounts of deodorants are injected directly into the spots on carpet or upholstery with a needle and a syringe. SERVPRO professionals use some of the most potent odor masking deodorants while employing this method.

Direct spraying
As the name suggests, direct spraying involves spraying deodorant directly onto the affected area. This method is also often used to apply disinfectants after water damage as well.

Wet fogging
SERVPRO technicians use Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to dispense tiny microscopic particles of a deodorant. These foggers can be used to dispense water-based as well as solvent-based deodorizing agents. As the particles dispensed by foggers are small, they can penetrate deeper into the pores of various surfaces and neutralize odor-causing particles.

Dry fogging (Thermal fogging)
Thermal fogging involves breaking down the deodorant into smaller particles using heat. Only solvent-based deodorants are used during the thermal fogging. As the deodorant particles are broken down by the application of heat, the dry fog can penetrate deeper than the wet fog.

Air scrubbers
Air scrubbers remove the airborne odor-causing particles and neutralize them. The device draws air in through a series of filters that filter off most odor-causing particles from the air. HEPA filters used in this equipment can eliminate 99.97% of odor-causing particles that are as small as 0.3 microns in size.

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach/ Los Alamitos/ Cypress at (562) 431-9400 to talk to one of our experts and discuss your deodorization options after water damage to your commercial property.

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Seal Beach Campers and RVs with Water Damage Progressively Decay Without Proper Mitigation

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Seal Beach Campers and RVs with Water Damage Progressively Decay Without Proper Mitigation Let SERVPRO restore your camper or RV before your next family vacation.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Camper or RV for a Safe and Stress-Free Vacation

Another significant investment, many families around Seal Beach choose a camper or RV to help their family spend more quality time together while saving money over the years. However, during the months it remains unused, problems can go undetected. When water from rain or leaking pipes remains in contact with the materials inside your home away from home, damage can accrue at an alarming pace.

When water damages such structures, they quickly become unusable for trips out of Seal Beach. SERVPRO restores more than homes and businesses. We also can restore other structures “Like it never even happened.” When we perform restoration services of any kind, we reduce the aggravation and disappointment that our customers experience.

Without a solid, watertight roof on your vacation vehicle, rainy nights can end up as horrible experiences. Water that seeps behind walls can develop soft, mushy areas. The slightest pressure can permit holes to open up, exposing insulation and other substances that can cause health effects. Worrying about such possibilities can ruin your enjoyment on your vacation. Preparing now, long before vacation time arrives, by having our experts restore your RV or camper can keep water damage from increasing and spreading.

Drying everything out and replacing any saturated materials can make everything right again. Hydroxyl gas can quickly make things fresh-smelling again inside your camper. We know how water can affect carpeting, also, and if we begin restoration efforts soon enough, we can restore your carpet. We test the fibers and how much deterioration exists, and then go deeper, into the flooring underneath. Without being stable and intact, your floor can fail at any time.

From roof to the floor, SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress can restore your camper or RV, so your family has reliable, safe shelter during your next vacation. No job is ever too large, nor too small for SERVPRO professionals. Call us at (562) 431-9400, so we can help ensure your next adventure goes smoothly and without any unexpected difficulties.

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What to Do After Flood Damage to Your Seal Beach Property

1/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do After Flood Damage to Your Seal Beach Property Filing an insurance claim can be difficult, SERVPRO is here to help guide you through this step of flood damage restoration as well.

How SERVPRO Can Help You After a Flood Damage Incident

Having a restoration plan in place can save you a lot of money and grief after flood damage has wreaked havoc at your Seal Beach property. The first thing to do is seek professional help. The sooner professionals can start the restoration, the better.

It is equally important to acquaint yourself with some of the things that are going to happen after a flood damage incidence to your Seal Beach property. Here are a few things that can help you prepare better to handle the situation when it comes.

Is the water clean or dirty? 

One of the most important things to note is whether the floodwater is clean or dirty. If the water is clean, it might take less time for the professionals here at SERVPRO to get your home back in pre-disaster condition. However, if the water is dirty or contaminated, the restoration might take longer as additional disinfection steps might be involved.

What do professional restoration services do?

As soon as you call in the experienced IICRC-certified SERVPRO professionals, they assess the situation and develop a plan. Once the plan is finalized, they get to work and depending on the amount of water and the quality of water (clean, dirty or contaminated), they start its removal. Apart from the floodwater removal, our professionals also remove any flood sludge and silt. Once the water has been removed, we clean the belongings and take care of the residual moisture as well. We make sure that even the last traces of residual moisture are removed from your property to prevent secondary damage.

Who covers the cost? 

Flood damage restoration can be expensive. Filing an insurance claim is not always easy. If you need help, SERVPRO professionals can guide you in filing your insurance claim as well. Our technicians have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies, and they can help you through the process.

Being prepared is one of the essential things in flood damage restoration. Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress  at (562) 431-9400 today to discuss your options.

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Remodeling vs. Restoring after Fire Damage within Your Los Alamitos Residence

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Remodeling vs. Restoring after Fire Damage within Your Los Alamitos Residence Fire damage can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave so that we can quickly remediate and prep for restoration.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Remediate Damage After a Fire Incident in Your Home

After a house fire in Los Alamitos, some homeowners decide that restoring their home to the same floor plan does not suit the needs of their families. What may have worked out wonderfully at purchasing time can become much smaller for a growing family. Empty-nesters might find that their homes now offer too much living space and desire to change it so it can serve other purposes.

After fire damage affects their Los Alamitos home, residents have different options regarding restoration. If a home sustains enough damage that gutting the interior walls and other structures took place, a new floor plan is an option. Some homeowners choose this option to not only make their home suit their current needs better, but to also save on rebuilding costs.
The professionals at SERVPRO are here to serve our customers' needs after a disaster, including going the extra mile in preparing fire damaged homes for such extensive restoration work. Ensuring that a clean slate, free of all debris and non-essential or burned structures no longer can impede rebuilding efforts, we help make sure that rebuilding efforts can proceed on schedule. Part of proceeding along this journey includes insurance agents and gaining their approval. As a neutral third party, we often help homeowners by providing written assessments of the damage.
When a home's floor plan remains mostly unfazed by a fire, significantly changing it should come only after careful consideration of the factors involved. Costs can rise significantly in such cases, and homeowners should factor in possible complications involving electrical wiring, plumbing, and other issues. Removing a wall may seem simple enough to carry out until builders determine that the wall in question provided structural support to the second level of the house.
Other damages, such as those to personal belongings, furniture, household furnishings such as carpets, draperies, blinds, and big-ticket items, are listed on our inventory sheets. We place each one in the appropriate category as salvageable, destroyed, or uncertain, helping you complete claims involving replacement costs.
SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress strives to help the people in our area continue their lives after disastrous events. Locally owned and operated, we want to help families affected by fire damage return home. We are always ready to help you, regardless of the hour, 365 days a year. Our services are available 24 hours a day by calling us at (562) 431-9400.

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Identifying Mold Damage in Your Cypress Home

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Identifying Mold Damage in Your Cypress Home Mold spreads rapidly once it finds food. Should you see or smell mold in your home, contact SERVPRO to investigate the situation and remediate.

Our Trained Technicians Determine the Root Cause of the Mold Infestation in Your Home

Many people have been universally led to believe that mold inside of your Cypress house is a common thing to see. While you are likely to encounter several instances of growing mold throughout your life, this is not something that you want to take too lightly when it comes to your own home. As common knowledge that mold can cause health effects, it stands to reason that leaving it around you could make you susceptible to them as well.
Worse still, some people have no idea how to identify mold damage to their Cypress houses. While there are going to be circumstances in which the presence of colonies is easy to see with the naked eye, this is not always the case. In fact, colonies can grow quite large without drawing any attention whatsoever, because the entirety of the organism (or hyphae) is still rooted deeply in the organic material or surface that the mold spore initially seated inside.
A good indication of the presence of mold, whether you can physically see it or not, is the smell. There is an unmistakable musty odor that comes along with the presence of a mold colony. The scent only gets more formidable and robust the more massive the colonies grow and the farther they spread. If you have smelled this somewhere inside of your house, the colony has already started to grow outside of what you can see.
Our SERVPRO remediation specialists are IICRC Certified and know all about the removal of mold colonies and how to prevent the spread of spores which can allow the problem to continue in new areas. With the use of negative air chambers, our technicians can neutralize individual spores and prevent them from reaching new colony sites.
To prevent the smell lingering in the area, our SERVPRO professionals utilize a deodorizing fogger to break down the foul odor molecules and leave no scent behind after the chemical reaction.
While there are many ways that you can identify the presence of mold in your house, you can trust the SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress to help you get it under control. You can call us anytime at (562) 431-9400.

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How to Choose a Water Damage Restoration Service to Deal with Water Damage in Your Seal Beach Property

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Choose a Water Damage Restoration Service to Deal with Water Damage in Your Seal Beach Property Water can seep in from anywhere and damage your home. If you see damage starting on your property, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Our Certified Technicians Make Remediation of Your Water Damaged Property a Top Priority

Water damage is a home maintenance disaster that catches most of the homeowners off guard. If you are not prepared for it, the situation can quickly get out of hand and cause irreparable damage to your property. However, if you act fast and seek professional help, the damage can be minimized.

When it comes to handling water damage to your Seal Beach property, one of the first things to do is to hire a professional water damage restoration service. Unfortunately, many homeowners find it difficult to pick the right water damage restoration company after a water damage event. Here are a few things to look for when picking a water damage restoration service.

Round-the-clock emergency services are one of the most important things to look for in a water damage restoration company. Thankfully, SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency service, and we are here to help whenever you need us.

Look for a company that has certified technicians working for them. Water damage restoration is a job that requires skill, technical know-how, and experience. SERVPRO has a team of IICRC certified technicians trained to handle any size disaster with ease. Our technicians know how to handle water damage restoration to minimize the damage and get your home back to pre-damage conditions in no time.

Superior drying services
Water removal is just the first step toward water damage restoration. Removing the residual moisture and drying your home is equally important if not more. Look for a company that understands how to remove the residual moisture and gets your home dried as fast as possible. SERVPRO technicians utilize state-of-the-art technology to minimize secondary damage after a flooding event. We use high-efficiency pumps, dehumidifiers, and air movers to get your property dry in no time.

Use online reviews to learn more about the experience of others with the restoration company you are picking. Read what others are saying about the company and what they like and do not like and make an informed choice.

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach/ Los Alamitos/ Cypress at (562) 431-9400 today to talk to one of our water damage restoration experts.

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