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How Professionals Combat Odor After Commercial Water Damage to Your Seal Beach Property

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of water damage, Including the odors that follow. Call us today, we are always available.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Remediate ALL Aspects of Water Damage at Your Office 

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

If water damage has affected your Seal Beach property, 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 distribute 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. 

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

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Home after a fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Remediate Damage After Fire Damage 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. A new floor plan is an option if a home sustains enough damage that gutting the interior walls and other structures took place. Some homeowners choose this option to make their homes suit their current needs better and save on rebuilding costs. 

Fire Damage Restoration

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 reconstruction 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 primarily unfazed by a fire, significantly changing it should come only after careful consideration of the factors involved. Costs can rise considerably 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 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.

Is It Possible to Restore Wood Furniture After Seal Beach Flood Damage?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Homes in flood waters We understand how seriously flood water can impact your home. SERVPRO has the technicians who can assist you.

Seal Beach SERVPRO Professionals Restore Furnishings After Flood Damage

Seal Beach’s location ensures that its residents are no strangers to the occasional heavy storm or flood. Even the most arid parts of the United States are at risk of flooding. The average flood claim for U.S. homeowners is approximately $43,000.

SERVPRO responds to calls for Seal Beach flood damage mitigation and restoration 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly-trained technicians implement a combination of cutting-edge technologies and reliable cleaning methods per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) protocols.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Inspection Tools

Inspection of flood damage to a Seal Beach property requires many tools and an understanding of the science behind water damage and microbes. This process is repeated before mitigation, during flood cleanup, and after drying is finished.

Tools used during SERVPRO’s inspection process include:

  • Thermal imaging cameras to detect the extent of water damage inside or underneath wall cavities and subfloors
  • Thermo-hygrometers, which can detect temperature and relative humidity in a given space. Some even measure dew point
  • Penetrating moisture meters with Teflon-coated probes, which can test moisture levels inside walls and flooring

Should a property not have access to power after flooding, SERVPRO professionals can bring power sources for equipment.

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 for a Faster to Any Size Disaster cleanup.

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

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Home after a fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Remediate Damage After Fire Damage 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. A new floor plan is an option if a home sustains enough damage that gutting the interior walls and other structures took place. Some homeowners choose this option to make their homes suit their current needs better and save on rebuilding costs. 

Fire Damage Restoration

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 reconstruction 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 primarily unfazed by a fire, significantly changing it should come only after careful consideration of the factors involved. Costs can rise considerably 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 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.

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

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Call in the professionals for water cleanup, to avoid additional water loss in your home. Our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7.

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 hire a professional water damage restoration service. Unfortunately, many homeowners find it challenging to pick the right water damage restoration company after a water damage event. Here are a few things to look for when selecting a water damage restoration service. 

Availability 

Round-the-clock emergency services are among 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. 

Certifications 

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. 

Reviews 

Use online reviews to learn more about the experience of others with the restoration company you are picking. Please read what others say 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. 

Identifying Mold Damage in Your Cypress Home

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Moldy wall Mold damage presents in many colors and grows very fast. Call SERVPRO at the first sight. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

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 circumstances in which the presence of mold colonies is easy to see with the naked eye, this is not always the case. 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 smell this somewhere inside your house, the colony has already started to grow beyond what you can see. 

Our SERVPRO remediation specialists are IICRC Certified and know all about removing mold colonies and how to prevent the spread of spores, allowing the problem to continue in new areas. Our technicians can neutralize individual spores with negative air chambers and prevent them from reaching new colony sites. 

To prevent the smell from 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.

Do Ceiling Leaks Require Water Damage Repairs in Seal Beach Properties?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo/ Leak from ceiling When your home suffers water damage, call in SERVPRO's experts for swift action.

Damaging Leaks and Plumbing Issues can Cripple the Structural Integrity of Seal Beach Home Building Materials. 

After ceiling leaks or other water damage events, the property seeks to find a moisture equilibrium where damp areas spread to dry materials and regions of the house to have similar humidity levels in all available space. During this process, many materials can become damaged, such as:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Flooring
  • Insulation
  • Plumbing

Does SERVPRO Conduct Needed Repairs in Seal Beach? 

We appreciate how likely the need for water damage repair in Seal Beach homes is after a disaster. From burst pipes to leaking roofs and the subsequent damage caused, repairs and reconstruction fall under multiple steps and stages. Controlled demolition is an early action, though any removed materials require replacement, and damaged utilities need reinstallation as well.

When water damage incidents occur, reconstruction and repairs can be necessary. Our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress team can help with efficient water removal services and clean up and use our contractor license for reconstruction and build-back. Call us today at (562) 431-9400.  

Burst Pipes in Seal Beach Call for Immediate Water Cleanup

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used to dry inside of office We know the importance of keeping your business open. SERVPRO is always on call to handle your commercial water damage restoration.

Seal Beach Restaurant Owners Need Rapid Water Extraction and Restoration – Contact SERVPRO Today!

Regardless of the business that you run, water damage is never good. When you run a restaurant, bakery, or café, you need to handle water cleanup as soon as possible. Not only can it turn out dangerous for your staff or customers, but you also run the risk of secondary damage to your Seal Beach commercial location.

Whenever you have water flooding into your business, there can be contaminants involved. Even if freshwater from burst pipes mix with cleaning agents or other elements, you need professional water cleanup in Seal Beach to handle it properly. Once we arrive at your location, we:

  • Assess the damage and level of contamination in the water
  • Spray affected surfaces and the standing water with anti-bacterial agents
  • Begin extraction efforts to limit migration and secondary damage

Throughout the cleanup, our water removal services include total drying with the help of dehumidifiers, air movers, industrial fans, and other advanced equipment. We will also remove all unsalvageable carpeting or building materials if these items are unable to get returned to a clean, safe state. Our team will perform water damage repairs and controlled demolition as needed. Everything gets sanitized and deodorized to ensure your dining establishment is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

When it comes to water cleanup and restoration, nothing beats our team at SERVPRO of Seal Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress. Call us whenever you need assistance at (562) 431-9400.

Cypress Residents Deserve Efficient Deodorization and Fire Damage Restoration

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room through under door Smoke and soot can reach the remote areas of your home. We can remove the odors. Call SERVPRO today!

Fire Damage Restoration Must Include Deodorization to Get the Best Results Throughout Your Cypress Home!

Dealing with fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup is a multi-layered process. SERVPRO handles each aspect with precision to ensure your Cypress property gets back to pre-fire condition. We get called to fire damaged homes all the time that have substantial smoke and soot throughout. With our specialized processes and innovative technology, we handle smoke remediation so that your interior is “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage restoration in Cypress should also include detailed sanitization and deodorization. Any lingering soot particles allow foul odors to resurface over time. During a fire, the heat will enable odorous elements to get into porous materials, and particles like ash, tar, and soot get deposited on various surfaces. We take deodorization steps to:

  • Remove the source of the odor.
  • Neutralize any volatile molecules present.
  • Use specialty sealants to seal in the molecules.

Our IICRC-certified technicians have access to various equipment like HEPA filtration, air movers, and foggers to battle stubborn smoke damage to achieve the best results. Rather than leaving traces of the fire left behind with DIY methods, we can remove all signs of the fire damage event with our house fire clean-up measures.

Call (562) 431-9400 when you need fire damage restoration. SERVPRO of Seal Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress is available for emergency service 24 hours a day!

Seal Beach Storms Often Bring Substantial Flood Damage

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood flooring; flooring being removed Sometimes, we need to remove water damaged materials in your home that cannot be savaged. SERVPRO knows how to dry and restore your home.

Don’t let Your Seal Beach Home Succumb to Costly DIY Mistakes – Call SERVPRO to Handle Flood Damage!

Located in Orange County, California, Seal Beach is nestled between San Pedro Bay and Long Beach. The city was initially known as Anaheim Landing due to the local boat landing named after nearby Anaheim. Today, Anaheim Landing is now fully registered as a historical landmark of California.

During the beginning of the 20th century, Seal Beach was known as Bay City, although there was another location by that name in Northern California. When the town became incorporated in 1915, it officially took on the name of Seal Beach. Due to the beautiful surroundings and proximity to the water, Seal Beach quickly became a popular recreation spot and tourist destination.

Experiencing the Flavors and Food Finds Around the Seal Beach Area

Not only is Seal Beach a lovely waterfront area, but you also have plenty of incredible restaurants, small eateries, and watering holes to explore. Whether you are looking for a day out with friends or a quiet place to enjoy a snack and local scenery, there is something for everyone. Some top options to check out when in Seal Beach, CA, include:

  • The Crema Café –When you need a great breakfast, brunch, or lunch location, this eatery on Main Street fits the bill. Local favorites on the menu include Strawberry Nutella Crepes, Breakfast Burritos, and Chilaquiles. There is also an outdoor seating area where patrons are free to bring their leashed dogs. 
  • Spaghettini Italian Grill and Lounge –Located on Old Ranch Parkway, this restaurant is known for an extensive wine selection and impeccable service. Top menu offerings include Caramelized Scottish Salmon, Chilean Sea Bass, Braised Prime Short Ribs, and Valrhona Chocolate Cake.
  • O’Malley’s On Main –Located on Main Street, this Irish pub and bar is well-known for its lively atmosphere and a fun food selection. Some favorites on the menu include Sausage Rolls, gourmet burgers, Whiskey Chicken Boxty, and Bangers and Mash.
  • The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar –Whether you want a quick burger for lunch or late-night eats, this hangout on Ocean Avenue is an excellent choice. People rave about dishes like Country Fried Chicken, BBQ ribs, and the best Bloody Mary in town!

When You Have Flood Damage, You Need Experts at Cleanup – Call SERVPRO to Your Seal Beach Property!

Flood restoration also calls for prompt remediation to lessen damage to your Seal Beach property. SERVPRO can halt water flow to allow efficient water removal services to address any standing water already inside.

Some of the steps we take for water removal and flood damage in Seal Beach include setting up plastic sheeting to create barriers or a temporary seal. We can also provide board-up and tarping services if you have a leaking roof from storms. Other steps we take to handle water clean up after flooding include:

  • Use powerful extractors to remove standing water, including attachments for carpeting and furniture
  • Use wet/dry vacuums
  • Use moisture meters, moisture sensors, and infrared camera technology to find any hidden pockets of moisture

Skilled water damage restoration technicians best handle flood damage. Call us at SERVPRO of Seal Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress when you have concerns after a recent storm – (562) 431-9400.