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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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What is That Odor the Flood Left Behind in Seal Beach?

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What is That Odor the Flood Left Behind in Seal Beach? Floods leave behind foul odors. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to remove the odors.

A Little Flood Damage, Big Odor in Seal Beach

The residents in this area of California experience the threat of flood damage from both heavy storms and river cresting from the San Gabriel River. There is not much a homeowner can do to stop floodwaters but acting quickly after a water loss event can make the difference in our ability to restore your home.

A homeowner contacted SERVPRO regarding flood damage in a Seal Beach home, but the problem was not water, it was an odor left over from flooding that occurred a short time before. Water had previously come into the kitchen area due during unusually heavy rains, and the homeowner had self-cleaned the water when it happened, but a foul odor had remained.

Looking around the kitchen, it appeared dry, but the drywall appeared to be slightly warped, which our technicians knew was a sign of probable ongoing secondary damage. SERVPRO technicians used moisture detection equipment to confirm what they thought was happening. When the water had entered the kitchen, moisture had wicked upwards into the drywall, and the area behind the walls was retaining moisture.

Technicians removed the baseboards and used an Injecti-Dry setup to force warm, dry air behind the wall cavity to dry it quickly while dehumidifiers dispelled the moisture. Once dry, the surfaces were wiped down with our professional-strength cleaners, and the odor in the room was diminished but not eliminated.

Masking or merely covering up odors is not enough. SERVPRO certifies technicians in the science of odor control, and we have many types of equipment for combating odors. We chose the hydroxyl generator for this site because of its effectiveness for capturing residual odors. This machine uses the same broad range of UV radiation as the sun and recombines odor molecules to neutralize them and deodorize indoor environments naturally.

When flood damage happens, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400. Our emergency response teams are available 24/7 to mitigate your water loss and restore your home to its preloss condition.

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When Water is an Uninvited Guest in Your Seal Beach Living Room

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water is an Uninvited Guest in Your Seal Beach Living Room Our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to restore your water damaged home.

SERVPRO Is Here When the Water Invites Itself Into Your Seal Beach Living Room

If the worst thing that happens in your life is living in Seal Beach, then you are in great shape. The weather is fantastic and having the calming effect of the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep is a benefit only a few in the world have. However, it is this proximity to the ocean that poses a risk to all homeowners when rainfall causes a rise in water levels, flooding streets. When the area fills with water, your own home is affected, and you need the help of a professional team.  

When you need water removal services for your Seal Beach home call SERVPRO immediately. Our team is trained to handle emergencies of all sizes, even those affecting many homes. By reaching our 24/7 hotline, you access an experienced group of technicians who formally study industry best practices to restore your home to its original condition. Rather than attempting to salvage your home on your own and risk further damage, leave it to us.  

Addressing water damage involves resolving immediate needs and anticipating future complications. Case in point, our SERVPRO team works diligently to extract water from your home with our truck mounted pumps, or portable ones as soon as we arrive on property. Simultaneously, we are assessing and curtailing the risk of mold propagating throughout your house which is a common by-product of excessive moisture. Rest assured that we document all we do, which can help you substantiate any property insurance claim you file.  

Very often, homeowners who attempt to resolve the damage themselves fail to take into account local and environmental regulations regarding the proper disposal of materials contaminated by black waters. Generally speaking, we remove objects such as carpet and upholstered furniture since outside water brings unwanted bacteria and debris. Not knowing how to dispose of these items can pose an environmental and even financial liability, so it is best to leave it to our expert SERVPRO team.  

SERVPRO of SEAL Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress is available at (562) 431-9400 to help you when the outdoors finds its way into your living room. Give us a call and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO Restores Fire Damaged in Los Angeles

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Restores Fire Damaged in Los Angeles Fires cause not only burn damage, but also smoke and soot damage. Call SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged home.

Even Small Fire Damage in Los Angeles Can Have Big Consequences Later

A small amount of kitchen fire damage in your Los Angeles home may not seem like a huge deal, but the consequences of even a minor incident can be far-reaching and long-lasting if you are not careful. Professional damage restoration services like SERVPRO exist to help people recover from fires without feeling their effects for years after the initial incident occurred. We scrub the area clean, implement permanent restorative measures to reverse any damages caused to your home and make sure to leave the area smelling clean and odorless when we leave.

Without professional damage restoration services, many cases of fire damage in Los Angeles are left to simmer and sometimes grow worse as time drags on. A fresh coat of paint may mask some of the damage, but odors can still seep through and remind anyone in the vicinity of the hastily covered-up damage. Worse, some types of fire residues may break down the chemicals in many brands of interior paint, leading to discoloration and an even bigger mess in time. SERVPRO technicians can still take care of the damages after these attempted fixes have taken place, but their work becomes much harder and more expensive with more time and neglect.

To compound problems, fire damage does not always stay within a single area. Smoke and ash can travel through the vents in your home to cause damage rooms away. Calling us quickly after a fire enables us to prevent many of these damages and avoid having to employ odor removal and damage restoration measures in every room of the house. Should damages reach this undesirable level, we can still keep costs to a minimum by employing only the treatments we need and directly cleaning out your HVAC system to stop any further spread of fire and smoke materials.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to local calls for help with fire damage. Call us to help with fires large and small at (562) 431-9400.

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The Importance of Mold Remediation For Your Cypress Home

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Importance of Mold Remediation For Your Cypress Home Mold Spores Develop into Large Colonies in Cypress Homes, Call on SERVPRO for Professional Remediation

Need Help Removing Moisture and Mold from Your Property? Call SERVPRO

You might not be surprised to learn that your Cypress home is almost constantly at risk of mold and fungal growth. Spores of mold exist in the air you breathe, and these microscopic invaders are merely waiting for conditions to exist that allow them to thrive and grow. While this might not initially seem like that significant of a threat, the more that gets understood about mold exposure, the more linked it becomes to health effects that could impact your family.  
 
Finding a way to combat this mold damage in your Cypress residence is nothing that you should tackle on your own. From the need for personal protective equipment to the general ineffectiveness of conventional cleaning methods, mold remediation specialists are the best bet for conquering the present threat to your household. This process not only rids your home of its current growing mold colonies but also helps to find the source of the moisture that allowed the spores to thrive in the first place and correct this issue.  
 
From the moment that our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your house, we begin immediately sectioning off the affected areas where mold grows and working to prevent the spread of these spores to new areas of your home. This procedure typically gets achieved with the use of negative air chambers and air scrubbers with HEPA filters.  
 
Locating the source of the moisture in the area is a critical component of mold remediation for your home. By repairing these vulnerable areas, dehumidification is successful, and the conditions are no longer met to allow more mold spores to activate and grow in your home. There may be situations where the source cannot be determined by our SERVPRO technicians or is not simple to repair; dehumidification can be the process to prevent moisture through this area of your home.  
 
Mold remediation does not have to be an overwhelming or complicated experience. When you trust the specialists at SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress to help you remediate the damage, you can take a firm step towards reclaiming your home. Give us a call today at (562) 431-9400.

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Why Specialized Water Damage Restoration Services Are Key For Surfside Residents

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Specialized Water Damage Restoration Services Are Key For Surfside Residents Putting your home back together after a water damage experience requires the use of specialized equipment and procedures.

Specialized Water Damage Restoration Services

Putting your home back together after a water damage experience requires the use of specialized equipment and procedures. Several challenges such as clogged HVAC systems, ruptured heaters, and broken plumbing lines arise from such situations. You have to be careful with electrical hazards which may develop in your Surfside home's attic spaces, therefore, turning of the circuits is necessary.

Our SERVPRO technicians can examine attic spaces during water damage in Surfside and determine the level of destruction. During the examination, we check if all sections of the roof are still intact, and whether repairing or replacing the damaged materials is the best option. In cases where the water is still running, we stop the flow.

While it is easy to access some attics, it is not always the case. If that happens, it may make it hard for our team to conduct the restoration. We can demolish any damaged sheetrock to get enough equipment into the area and create appropriate conditions for drying.

Insulations within the attic areas are prone to destruction after water intrusion. Sometimes we can dry and save wet fiberglass insulation, but when it is not restorable, we remove it and recommend a replacement. We have specialized insulation vacuums that help us to do the removal. Dust may result and spread to other areas within the building when demolishing the sheetrock and removing the insulation. Containment is necessary to avoid such contamination, and we achieve that by creating negative pressure.

Combating smells is also part of the work that our SERVPRO technicians perform, and it all starts by removing the odor's cause. In some cases, these smells come about when wet materials have not entirely dried, so drying is one of the approaches SERVPRO uses to address such instances. If the smells are coming from tiny cracks, we may perform deodorization by using thermal foggers that dispense the deodorant.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress is an industry leader in storm, mold, fire and water damage restoration. Call us at (562) 431-9400 when you face any disaster size and can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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