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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Seal Beach After A Fire Disaster

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Seal Beach After A Fire Disaster The hood in this kitchen caused a fire from the buildup of grease in the filter. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Fire Debris Removal for Your Seal Beach Quick Service Restaurant

As part of a franchise restaurant chain, you must appeal to a much broader audience of those both living in and also visiting Seal Beach. Your goal is to provide a universally positive experience, much like these same customers could experience in any of the other restaurant locations across the country. That requires a fast response and the acquisition of qualified restoration personnel when disasters strike the building to ensure that you do not need to close your doors to hungry patrons. 

Fire damage in Seal Beach fast food restaurants presents a widespread and challenging obstacle to overcome, especially when the damage happens in higher trafficked regions of the eatery like the kitchen or dining areas. Even something as basic as fire debris removal, which is a base service offered by nearly every insurance provider, must get handled delicately to prevent worsening conditions and to prevent the spread of these effects further through the property. 

Understanding the severity of the situation is among the first steps that our SERVPRO team must take when we first arrive at the restaurant. This assessment can help to determine the best approach to restoration and helps our crew chiefs and project management to develop an effective recovery strategy. From emergency tarping and board up to full containment solutions to reduce the spread of harmful effects to areas where you have customers eating, we have the experience to help. 

Our SERVPRO fire damage restoration technicians and cleaning specialists work side by side to offer practical solutions, including controlled demolition, soot removal, and deodorization. With the fast response to these emergencies from competent professionals like ours, we can reduce the need for replacement materials and often restore and protect affected installed materials instead. 

If the doors of your fast food restaurant do have to close, our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress team can make sure that it does not stay that way for long. It is our business to get you back in business, and that starts with a committed 24/7 arrival time with the resources and equipment to make a difference. Give us a call anytime at (562) 431-9400.

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Why Professional Hazard Assessment is Necessary After Flood Damage in Seal Beach

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Assessing Hazards and Restoring your Home Safely after Flood Damage in Seal Beach

A flooded property can be a harrowing experience for a homeowner. Although there is a temptation to remove as much of your furnishings, possessions, and valuables, flood water can pose severe health and safety risks. Your best bet is to reach out to a local restoration service that can scope the property for structural weaknesses, areas of specific concern, and predict potential outcomes.

We offer an emergency service for flood damage in Seal Beach. On arrival at your property, a SERVPRO technician can talk you through the process from start to finish and put your mind at ease about the work ahead. There are considerable dangers to consider when large quantities of standing water are present in a home environment. However, a professional restorer can guide you through the issues by performing a scoping task.

Scoping is essential to emergency flood damage restoration work. The process involves checking for potential hazards or structural weaknesses and deciding on the equipment required to get your home back to preloss conditions. We assess contamination levels in the water as well as potential electrical issues. Open sockets need to be fitted with a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to eliminate shock hazards. Ceilings and subfloors overloaded with water are prone to collapse and require inspection during the scoping procedure.

After establishing a safe environment your SERVPRO technician can begin a Psychrometric analysis of the affected area. Psychometrics is an assessment of the mixture of water, vapor, and air in your property. By taking careful measurement of the amount of water as well as using a thermal hygrometer to measure relative humidity, a restorer can understand what equipment is needed as well as a gameplan to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Property emergencies are debilitating experiences. Contact SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress (562) 431-9400 for compassionate restoration technicians that communicate with you every step of the way.  

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Stop Wasting Time and Succeed at Fire Damage Remediation in Los Angeles Today

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stop Wasting Time and Succeed at Fire Damage Remediation in Los Angeles Today Fire damage can occur in your home at any time. Be ready by calling the remediation specialists at SERVPRO.

Minimizing Fire Damage in a Los Angeles Kitchen After a Grease Fire

Kitchen fires can happen for a variety of reasons. A grease fire, for example, can cause massive damage if not mitigated quickly. While you can use common kitchen ingredients to quell fire damage to your home, it can be easy to forget which ones work and which ones do not, which can mean you end up putting flammable baking powder on a grease fire instead of baking soda.  

If a kitchen grease fire leaves you with fire damage in your Los Angeles home, SERVPRO is ready to save the day with industrial-grade equipment and tried-and-true disaster mitigation techniques. 

If you do not have an extinguisher, you can extinguish small fires with the help of baking soda or salt. However, there are a variety of ingredients that you should not use to put out a fire, including: 

-Water, which can spread and splash drops of burning oil, making fires bigger.

-Flour can easily be ignited in exposure to flame, which can make your fire worse.

-Baking powder is not the same as baking soda and can ignite when thrown on a fire.

-Sugar, which caramelizes and eventually burns when thrown on a fire, much like putting a marshmallow over a flame.

-Wet towels can flare up the fire or knock burning pans over, which can spread the fire. 

 After you make your call, our SERVPRO team can come to you within hours to address heat damage and charring on kitchen fixtures with gentle but effective blast media, like baking soda, to both freshen the smell of your kitchen. If the damage is extensive, we can pack your home and clean out the structure as well as the contents, to minimize loss for both your home and personal property.  

SERVPRO of Seal Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress is Faster to Any Size Disaster and is ready to mitigate damage to your home and property with the help of our industrial-grade materials and certified technicians. If you need a lightning-fast response to damage from a home fire, call our team today at (562) 431-9400. 

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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Seal Beach Home After A Fire Disaster

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Seal Beach Home After A Fire Disaster Our fire damage specialists are standing by 24/7 to respond to your call after a fire causes damage to your home.

Fire Damage Seal Beach – Smoke and Water Damage from Next Door

The house next door to our client was engulfed in flames and destroyed. The fire department was able to save our clients home. There was extensive smoke and some water damage. At one point, the roof caught fire; however, the fire department was able to extinguish the fire. The firemen verified that there were no hot spots in the attic. The owners were very concerned and overwhelmed about what to do.

After taking their call, our SERVPRO team responded to this fire damage event in Seal Beach immediately. After assessing the situation, our technicians quickly got to work. A tarp was placed over the roof to prevent any further damage and to prevent birds from entering through the hole cut in the roof of the home.

Restoral of a client’s home after fire or smoke damage follows a step by step process aimed at restoring the home, “Like it never even happened.” The process we follow includes:

  • Removal of water and drying with dehumidifiers
  • Soot and smoke is removed from all surfaces, including ceilings, walls and floors
  • Clean, sanitize and disinfect all restorable items, including structures using appropriate cleaning techniques

Restoration of the home, including repairs and replacement of the roof, walls, and carpets as needed.

Many clients want to immediately begin cleaning and tidying up themselves after a smoke or fire damage event. There are a few suggestions to follow:

  • Always verify it is safe to enter the home e.g., electrical, slip and falls
  • Avoid lifting heavy wet materials
  • Avoid washing walls, carpets or furniture
  • Keep hands clean to avoid distributing soot to clean areas
  • Remove food from freezers and refrigerators if the electricity is off
  • Do not use appliances or other electrical items if wet or have been exposed to smoke or water Garments, furniture and all surfaces require specialized cleaning after smoke exposure

For more information, check our emergency tips page. Our SERVPRO client was ecstatic to have their home restored.

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 for 24/7 service. We serve Huntington Beach, Walnut Park, Compton, and surrounding areas. Our goal is to return items to their preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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Los Angeles Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Los Angeles Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services SERVPRO's Advanced Equipment Handles All Restoration Services in the Los Angeles Area

How Professional Restoration Services Reduce Loss from Water, Fire or Mold Damage in Los Angeles Properties

The Los Angeles area is famous for its great weather. However, just like anywhere else across the United States, its residents deal with damage to their home from storms, earthquakes, fire and water damage which can result in the formation of mold and other issues if not properly cleaned. That is why outsourcing the task to a professional restoration services company makes sense.

Los Angeles residences get water damage in many forms ranging from supply line breaks to appliance failures to simple forgetfulness. The key to avoiding as much loss as possible is a two-fold process for limiting prolonged exposure to excessive moisture and getting water extraction performed quickly. When SERVPRO technicians handle water removal in a property, we bring specialized equipment on-site in our fully stocked green service vans. Commonly used are:
?    Portable pumps
?    Weighted extractor wands for pushing out water from the carpet
?    Rover stand-on units which use the weight of the technicians to remove water

All of these tools pull up water quickly and allow technicians to remove it from hard-to-reach places. Technicians track the migration of water using various types of moisture detection equipment and spend extra time on the water removal step to lessen drying time.

For example, carpet saturated by a broken water line is not automatically a loss if it is a clean or gray water spill. If we cannot extract the moisture and dry it in the home, we can dry and sanitize the carpet in-plant for re-installation afterward.

During a water cleanup, we try to disrupt the home as little as possible, and dry furnishings in place when we can do so without causing additional issues such as stain from wood furniture bleeding onto wet carpeting. We use methods such as raising furniture up on blocks and covering the legs to allow for complete drying without packing out the home. In cases where pack out is necessary, a detailed list is taken down to the placement of items so, on move-in, our technicians return everything to its proper spot.

Fire damage runs the gamut from a little smoke damage that requires action from our certified Odor Control Technicians (OCT) or a house gutted by a blaze that requires fire debris removal and controlled demolition efforts to get the property ready for reconstruction.

When SERVPRO technicians address fire damage cleanup in Los Angeles properties, we work with both the homeowner and adjuster to ensure every step of the restoration is approved. We also assist homeowners with expediting insurance claims with our Content Claim Inventory System (CCIS) that catalogs and documents the restoration service, including before and after photographs of the structure and contents.

Kitchen fires are by far one of the most common, and while protein-based blazes often have little in the way of visible smoke residue when extinguished quickly, the pungent odor requires odor control application and usually more than one method. We have different types of treatments such as thermal fogging, time-release gel pellets, or equipment such as air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to capture airborne particles or hydroxyl generators that utilize the power of UV rays to neutralize soot particles at the molecular level. Depending on the level of scent, our technicians use a multi-layered approach when necessary.

Finding out your Los Angeles home needs mold remediation is never a good thing to hear. The term "mold removal" gets tossed around but it is basically impossible since mold spores exist at all times both inside and outside your property. The key to avoiding the growth of mold colonies is to keep an eye out for leaks and poor ventilation especially of exhaust fans in bathrooms and areas of the home you do not go into often such as the attic.

SERVPRO team members are certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT). We use the same procedures as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to perform mold cleanup safely using techniques that include containment, drying, and lowering of humidity.

This is so we can use methods such as soda blasting for the lightly abrasive removal of dried mold colonies from the home structure. Upon the completion of remediation efforts, we also inspect the property to determine the cause of the mold and assist the homeowner in taking steps to eliminate the reason so it will not be an issue in the future.

After a prolonged period of drought, the ground is hard and does not absorb rainwater readily, leaving Los Angeles homes susceptible to flood damage.  Groundwater carries a rating as a category three biohazard sometimes referred to as "black water" and should be professionally mitigated for health and safety reasons.

When SERVPRO technicians perform storm damage cleanup, we take steps to prevent additional damages from occurring such as tarping over a damaged roof or sealing a window broken by tree limbs or high winds to prevent rainwater from entering an area in a home. In cases where a property requires large scale flood water removal, we have truck mounted pumps that can remove thousands of gallons of water quickly.  

Why SERVPRO? In the restoration services industry, it is vital to keep up with the latest developments and technology, so property owners experience less loss when home disasters occur. Our technicians go through intense training in the restoration sciences as taught through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) which includes continuing education as advancements continue in this industry.

We know dealing with a home disaster of any kind, filing an insurance claim, and submitting proof of damages can feel overwhelming. When we perform restoration services on residential or commercial properties, we communicate with both the property owner and adjuster every step of the way and do not engage in any task that is not approved. Once our mitigation is complete, we give both the homeowner and adjust a comprehensive list of our completed remediation efforts as well as the necessary repairs or reconstruction required to return the property to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress is available 24/7 at (562) 431-9400 to assist property owners with restoration services needed after damage from water, fire, storm or mold. Using our extensive training and equipment, we can turn around loss and make it "Like it never even happened."'

Don’t Let Flood Damage Take Over Your Seal Beach Business

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Let Flood Damage Take Over Your Seal Beach Business Don't let your Seal Beach dental office be taken over by flood damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Get Your Seal Beach Practice Back In Business After A Flood!

Severe storms often bring flooding which can cause damage to local businesses in Seal Beach. Weather-related flooding in your dental practice can make it difficult if not impossible for you to open your doors to patients as it often consists of bacteria-ridden Category 3 groundwater.

When disaster strikes, you need professionals who can work efficiently to get your business back on its feet as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) know that your patients often cannot afford delays when it comes to their health, so we work quickly to mitigate the flood loss in your Seal Beach dental clinic. Water from heavy rains can seep into carpeting and dentist equipment such as x-ray machines. Additionally, water in your practice's office can penetrate filing cabinets and computer cases causing damage to both your paper and digital patient records.

Our WRT crew members can come to your business at times that work best for your such as during off hours when your patients are not present. Once we have arrived and assessed the damage, we can begin pumping out the flood waters with the use of industrial grade wet-vacs and pumps. When most of the standing waters are removed, we can inspect your carpeting for water damage. Commercial grade carpeting typically must be replaced after exposure to water as it permanently loses adhesive strength. Additionally, Cat 3 flood water can easily penetrate and soil carpets, forcing us to discard contaminated sections that can pose a health risk.

If the electrical equipment in your dental practice has been damaged, our techs can help prevent further damage by wiping down surfaces and spraying on a light disinfectant to prevent contamination from Cat 3 black water.

Floods can cause major headaches for business owners which is why SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress is available all day at (562) 431-9400 and can help you open your doors as soon as possible.

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If Your Home In Seal Beach Suffers Flood Damage From Storm Surge You Need To Call SERVPRO

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If Your Home In Seal Beach Suffers Flood Damage From Storm Surge You Need To Call SERVPRO Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 if storm-related flood damage is a challenge.

Storm Surge-Related Seal Beach Flood Damage Requires Professional Assistance

When storms brew offshore from Seal Beach an added concern for homeowners dealing with the aftermath is storm surge. The salt or brackish water that floods into area homes during severe weather is exceptionally damaging to residences and their contents. Special procedures must occur to remediate the effects of saltwater flooding. Our team has the training and the expertise to see you through this crisis.

Flood damage in Seal Beach can be a complicated fix if the waters of the Pacific Ocean mix with heavy rainfall and harm the exterior and interior of your home. Saltwater increases the risk of electrical shock during remediation, accelerates mold growth, and corrodes all types of building and foundations materials -- wood, metal, concrete, and soil. Fast action is crucial with any flood damage, but storm surge involvement heightens the concern.

Saltwater needs flushing with fresh water before removal and structural drying. If high salt content water infiltrated the wood framing of your home delignification can occur, a process where the salt damages the wood at a cellular level, extracting portions of the cell wall, the lignin, leading to deterioration and the deposit of a fuzzy coating on the surface of the wood. SERVPRO employees have the training to identify saltwater damage and plan for the added steps needed to make sea surge flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

When a home suffers flood damage, it is vital to contain and remove the water as it is by definition, contaminated. In addition to the severe adverse effects seen with salt water, flood waters also commonly contain chemicals, dead animals, decaying organic material, and sewage. The risks to the health of your family and friends if these potential sources of pathogens are ignored or ineffectively managed can be troublesome. SERVPRO managers and employees are familiar with local regulations and industry best practices when containing and disposing of highly contaminated Category 3 or Black Water. We also use EPA-registered antimicrobials as a treatment on affected surfaces to eliminate any residual pathogens.

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 if storm-related flood damage is a challenge. We can help with the complexities resulting from contaminants, including saltwater storm surge.

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Why It Is Important To Call Our Certified Professionals When You Are Facing Seal Beach Fire Damage Restoration

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why It Is Important To Call Our Certified Professionals When You Are Facing Seal Beach Fire Damage Restoration We have the fire damage experience and advanced equipment to restore your home to pre-damage conditions. Call us right away so we can get started.

The Dangers of DIY Fire Recovery in Seal Beach

As tempting as it might be to start fire loss recovery on your own for your Seal Beach home, this is not the wisest choice for many reasons. First and foremost, many homeowners do not fully understand the scope of damage that affects their property after a fire, allowing them to both underestimate the severity of these damages and to underestimate the safety of the property while cleanup and debris removal efforts get underway. It is important to reach out to restoration specialists to help start the recovery process after a fire loss incident.

Many different fire damages must get addressed and restored in your Seal Beach home after an emergency, and some property owners mistakenly believe that these effects can get recovered and restored without the efforts of trained and certified professionals. In truth, these same owners lack the expertise and the equipment to manage even the early mitigation needs of a fire-damaged property. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a 24/7 response to these situations.

Even a step like fire damage assessment is something that homeowners should leave to trained professionals like our SERVPRO team. We have estimators and project management that can safely determine the full scope of the damage to your residence while wearing all of the necessary personal protective equipment. These items can keep our technicians safe from conditions like compromised indoor air quality, debris, and structural weaknesses.

Without the appropriate equipment to address airborne concerns and contaminants that could exist after a fire, property owners get exposed to sometimes health-hazardous conditions for prolonged periods. Our team members can set up containment equipment and air purification machines like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to begin addressing these airborne threats with an onboard HEPA filter.

As tempting as it might sound to save money and time by doing restoration work on your own after a fire, the lack of experience and equipment homeowners have, often results in a higher cost and a longer restoration time than calling professionals immediately after an emergency. Give our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress rapid response team a call anytime at (562) 431-9400.

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Shoes, Clothes, Water Damage....What's in Your Seal Beach Closet?

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Shoes, Clothes, Water Damage....What's in Your Seal Beach Closet? Inspect the ceilings of your closets often for signs of water damage.

What You Can Do When a Hole in Your Roof Causes Water Damage Inside Your Bedroom Closet

Closets are a dark space and water damage, along the walls inside, can often go unnoticed. The hole in your roofing allowed water to creep inside your house, pooling in your attic and then leaking down through the gaps in your walls. It just so happens that this particular hole in your roof was directly over your closet space and the damage went unnoticed for a few days.  

The best thing you can do for your Seal Beach home after finding water damage is to call for professional help right away. The longer that the damage sits, the more damage it can cause. Water damage acts as a gateway for mold damage, as the moisture feeds the omnipresent mold spores. Avoiding additional losses to the structure of your home, and increasing the financial costs of the destruction, is the best thing you can do for both your home and your wallet.  

When you call for SERVPRO, we always make sure to assemble a team of our very best and send them to your residence as swiftly as possible. We understand how nerve-wracking water damage can be, and how time-sensitive it is, so we always go the extra mile to ensure that we arrive at your home promptly.  

After a brief investigation, SERVPRO can clean out your closet. Our Institution of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration-certified technicians can pack up your clothing and store it while remediating the inside of your room. Once everything is out, including clothing, shoes, accessories, and storage, we can begin our work.  

SERVPRO can make cuts to the drywall where the most damage has occurred, to halt the spread of the destruction as well as the possibility of microbial growth. From there, we can remove the water-damaged ceiling tiles. After removing the heavily damaged material, we can focus on drying out the inside of your closet. SERVPRO can use desiccant dehumidifiers, heaters, and axial fans to spread dry air around your closet, and encourage moisture to evaporate. After renovating the area,  SERVPRO can return your clothing, shoes, and accessories to you, so your closest can once again be in its preloss state.  

When you require water damage remediation services, never wait. Dial (562) 431-9400 to contact SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress. Day or night, we're always ready to assist you.

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The Quickest and Easiest Way to Water Damage Remediation Success For Your Seal Beach Business

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Quickest and Easiest Way to Water Damage Remediation Success For Your Seal Beach Business Water damage can cause serious damage to businesses like a bookstore. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Commercial Water Removal and Drying for Your Seal Beach Bookstore Can Prevent Serious Destruction

Books are great learning tools that expose readers to new information and new ways to solve problems or achieve something. Bookstores typically have many different books to meet the varying needs of their customers. These books could get ruined if water enters and pools in a bookstore.

When water from a burst pipe or roof leak has pooled in your bookstore, using the services of a professional restoration company like SERVPRO can prevent more extensive damage to the building and its contents. Our technicians are well equipped and experienced to perform quick commercial water removal in your Seal Beach bookstore. Upon arriving at a water-damaged building, our technicians assess the damage and prepare to remove the water. If a higher volume of water is involved, we can use truck mounted pumps to extract it. If lower volumes are involved, we can use portable pumps and wet-vacs to remove the water.

We can use dehumidification equipment to eliminate any extra moisture in the air to prevent issues like mold growth. Mold spores can begin growing within 24 to 48 hours after exposure to moisture. If some books are wet, prompt action can prevent further damage and dry them to the best condition possible. Even though it is impossible to reverse existing damage, saving books and crucial documents from getting lost completely is a valuable service. We can use several methods to dry your books and documents, including air drying, freezer drying, dehumidification, vacuum thermal-drying, and vacuum freeze-drying.

Our SERVPRO technicians consider several factors to choose the most appropriate drying method. These factors include the value of the documents or books, the kind of water involved, the extent of damage, the amount a customer is willing to spend on restoration and time of exposure to moisture. We can give you an estimate on each drying method so that you can choose one that suits your needs and budget. Our goal in every water removal job is making the water loss appear “Like it never even happened.”

When there is water in your bookstore, acting quickly is critical. Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 to get the water removal and drying services you need. We are available round the clock and can meet any restoration need.

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