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Huntington Park Home Owners and SERVPRO for Cleaning Up Mold

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Huntington Park Home Owners and SERVPRO for Cleaning Up Mold SERVPRO Contains Mold Spores during Remediation to Huntington Park Homes

Remediating Hidden Mold Damage May Save the Rest of Your Huntington Park Property from Infestation

There are many areas inside houses in that no one ever sees. These places include the dead spaces of walls and ceilings, behind cabinets and built-in bookcases, and crawl spaces, including underneath porches.
 
When these places in a Huntington Park home harbor microorganisms, mold damage can cause problems for the homeowner. SERVPRO's technicians are always ready with the latest in equipment and techniques to remediate the damage already present and reduce the possibility of future problems. Microorganisms proliferate wherever they grow and spread quickly to other areas if left alone.
 
The reason for such rapid growth rests with the presence of available moisture. Where a leak, drip, or another source of lost water exists, the microbes already present quickly take advantage of their new resource. Mold and mildew find it very difficult to grow in dry environments, so our specialists work with you to get your home completely dry again, throughout the entire structure. While you might never visit your home's crawlspaces, its condition can affect the rest of your home.
 
After we contain the area with plastic sheeting and air scrubbers, we can begin the remediation process. Containing the region is crucial to keeping microbe and their spores from traveling to other places in your home. When mold detects a disturbance nearby, it reacts by sending out thousands of spores. We need to keep these from spreading to other areas of your home. Not only can they start new colonies in the future in different locations, but they can also cause health effects.
 
We use soda or ice blasting techniques for small spaces or large areas. Instead of sand, which can later retain moisture and work against us, we use either dry ice pellets (which sublimate into the air as they reach room temperature and convert into gaseous carbon dioxide) or baking soda, which is very easy to clean up with a HEPA-filtered vacuum. These gently abrade the wood down to mold-free layers while still leaving the structures intact.
 
Once we finish the cleanup of abraded materials that fell to the floor, we spray an anti-fungal liquid onto the surfaces. This seals the surfaces and combined with your house's dry state, helps keep microbes from coming back.
 
When your home smells musty, it could be mold damage that is causing the odor. Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress for mold remediation that fits your home's needs. Our 24-hour service line, (562) 431-9400, is answered year-round to serve the families in Walnut Park and Surfside.

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Why Routine Water Heater Maintenance is Important to Prevent Water Damage in Your Huntington Park Home

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Routine Water Heater Maintenance is Important to Prevent Water Damage in Your Huntington Park Home SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress is available 24/7 to handle your water damage issues.

Water Damage Cleanup for Your Huntington Park Home

Your water heater is a valuable piece of equipment in your Huntington Park home. It provides hot water for bathrooms and your kitchen for a variety of uses. However, routine water heater maintenance prevents possible issues. Otherwise, they can leak, rust, and cause a great deal of damage to your home. Many people think flooding is the primary method of loss that a broken water heater can cause, and there are additional problems which can also cost you lots of money in repairs and even affect the health of you and your family.  

Even a slow leak can cause a good deal of water damage to your Huntington Park home while raising your utility bill from the wasted water. If your home has been the victim of such an incident, you want to have professionals help you clean it up and repair the damage. At SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress, we have expert training and plenty of experience in handling water damage emergencies just like this.  

Whether your water heater has caused a flood in your home or has caused other water damage, our SERVPRO Franchise professionals inspect the damage upon arriving at your home, so we know the best way to proceed. If there is standing  water, we extract that first with a pump, and then we can dry your property back out using industrial fans and dehumidifiers. We want to finish this process as efficiently and quickly as we can so we can avoid mold growth.  

If your water heater has flooded your home, it is usually created by the unit bursting and spilling vast amounts of water onto the floor. The water can seep into cracks in your baseboard, seep into floorboards, and get under carpets and more. Water that gets under flooring can warp the wood and create much damage which requires replacing the affected wood.  

Water which flows behind walls can warp the support system and wooden studs, which means it needs replacing. It can also damage vulnerable drywall and other items. Water released from a poorly maintained water heater makes the moisture content of the air to rise, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold grows at a tremendous rate and can cause health effects.  

SERVPRO of Seal Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress knows that when your home in Walnut Park, Compton, or Surfside has a water damage emergency, it is essential not to waste time. Give us a call at (562) 431-9400 as soon as you realize there is a problem so we can help you clean it up and get your home back to the way it was before the water invaded.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Seal Beach Reviewed: What Can One Learn From Other's Mistakes

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Seal Beach Reviewed: What Can One Learn From Other's Mistakes Recover your business after a pipe break with Team SERVPRO. Our trained professionals will remove the water and remediate any damage.

Mitigating Commercial Water Damage in a Variety Shop in Seal Beach

Months after a water line break happened upstairs, noticeable signs begin appearing down below in your shop in Seal Beach. The ceiling might start to look darker, spotty in places, while the upper portion of walls look like the paint is starting peel.
 
SERVPRO can restore your variety shop from these visible signs of commercial water damage in Seal Beach and prevent other types of damage from developing. We use the latest in technology to give us an accurate picture of what is going on in your shop. With infrared imaging technology, we can see where moisture exists. Our moisture meters show how much moisture a specific material contains. With these, we can mitigate the damage and concentrate on areas most at risk, saving you money and time.
 
Stocking your store with the different items that your customers know you for takes time, and replacing the inventory with the same merchandise can become an impossible task. Saving as much as possible, if any is in danger of loss, becomes one of our foremost goals in retail settings. Therefore, when needed, we pack up your inventory and ensure that we place it in a safe location while we work. A designated area in your shop might suffice, or you might prefer we transport it to our secure facility until our mitigation work finishes, and you are ready to restock your store.
 
When water damages ceilings and upper areas of walls, water has no problem trickling downward and affecting anything below. Because of this, we also check above the ceiling, in the upper level's flooring, to ensure moisture from the initial event has not caused damage there that needs mitigation to prevent additional, future damage after we finish working.
 
When one-time events cause water damage, and lost water is not an ongoing occurrence, we can often verify that materials are now within normal moisture content limits. If they are, our employees can then apply primer and a new coat of fresh paint. When moisture remains present, or water damage is more destructive, we take additional measures.
 
Removing the moisture is relatively simple with desiccant machines and our air movers. These run while we remove water-damaged materials, as do an air scrubber or two. Once these sections of ceiling and drywall no longer mar your shop's interior, we can bring in new materials and get things “Like it never even happened.”
 
Keeping your store open for business in Compton, Los Angeles, of Walnut Park is essential to you and the local community. SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress can help you do this. Call us when water damage makes things seem dirty or unclean. Our 24-hour number is (562) 431-9400

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Let Our Experts Put Your Worries To Rest After A Seal Beach Fire

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Let Our Experts Put Your Worries To Rest After A Seal Beach Fire A home fire is devastating trust our certified professionals to come to your aid and restore your home.

SERVPRO Uses Three Treatments To Restore Your Seal Beach Home After Fire Damage

Restoring your fire damaged home in Seal Beach back to the way it was before the disaster can be a daunting task, but SERVPRO is here to help. Through decades of helping homeowners with fire damage ranging from the minor to the severe, we have developed multiple industry-leading treatment techniques to help your home recover from even the most devastating of fires within weeks. With our help, not even the smallest trace of smoke and fire residues should be left behind after we employ these treatments on your home.

Repainting and Refinishing
Most cases of fire damage in Seal Beach are stopped before significant structural damage can happen to the home, but not before a relatively large surface area comes into contact with open flames. Returning materials to their original appearance is not an easy task, as we often have to scrub the area with specialized cleaning agents before applying the paint or finish on the same way it was initially applied to your home. SERVPRO technicians are experts at identifying different materials in the average home and tailoring their methods as needed for the situation, with a wide range of IICRC certifications that allow them a flexible skill set to handle any problems that might come their way.

Odor Removal
Even small fires tend to leave behind lots of highly noticeable smoke odors throughout the home. We use a combination of thermal fogging technology and specially made odor-eliminating chemical agents to leave your home with a completely neutral smell free of any signs of a past fire.

Water and Other Damages
Damage from sprinklers, hoses, and other fire-stopping fixtures can pose their own challenges to clean up. SERVPRO uses an adaptive approach to every situation so that we can identify and take care of these issues whenever necessary and without any further headaches.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress can help you to recover quickly from the effects of even the most devastating fires. Call us at any time at (562) 431-9400.

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When Storms Bring Water Inside Your Cypress Home

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms Bring Water Inside Your Cypress Home Water damage is one of the most common insurance claims. SERVPRO can restore your home to its preloss condition.

Flood Removal Technicians In Cypress Talk About Extraction Methods

Whenever a violent storm makes its way through Cypress, your property is at risk for damage. Every year, flood removal is a significant portion of all insurance claims. Severe thunderstorms and other extreme weather can cause problems with your home in several ways. When rain pours down the ground outside can get saturated causing the groundwater underneath your home to make its way into your dwelling. Water can also build up outdoors and find its way into your house through your lower door seals, forcing you to call in a professional flood removal company such as SERVPRO to remove moisture from your contents and building materials.

Rainwater can also enter your house if excessive winds blow objects into your walls or windows. Any time moisture gets into the inside of your dwelling it is wise to call in SERVPRO to conduct flood removal in Cypress. We know that removing water when it is in its liquid form is much easier than pulling it out of your building materials and contents or out of the air. To accomplish this, we utilize heavy-duty extraction equipment to vacuum up moisture. If there is any standing water we remove that first and if it is more than two inches deep we use a submersible pump that puts the water into a sewage drain.  

Once all of the standing water inside your house gets removed, we begin vacuuming moisture out of your carpet and upholstered furniture. To do this, we usually use our powerful truck-mounted extractors. We hook up the vacuum motor to different types of extraction tools depending on what materials with which we are working.  Sometimes we use small handheld units that work well for removing moisture from chairs and couches.  Other scenarios require more advanced equipment is.  

When carpets get saturated, we use tools like Water Claws that use the weight of the operator to compress materials to pull out as much moisture as possible. If you ever get water entering your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 immediately after the storm hits.

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When A Fire Damages Your Seal Beach Property Our Experts Are Here To Help!

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When A Fire Damages Your Seal Beach Property Our Experts Are Here To Help! If you ever have a situation where both fire and water affected your house, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400.

Fire Cleanup Experts In Seal Beach Discuss Problems With Heat And Moisture

When a fire burns inside a structure, it often gets extinguished using water by either you or the fire department. After a burn takes place, it is likely that you will need a fire cleanup conducted by a professional company like SERVPRO. When heat and moisture damage items, the combination of the two create different scenarios. Moisture can cause soot residues to bleed deeper into materials making them more difficult to remove. If fire cleanup does not get completed quickly, there is a chance that the excessive moisture can cause mold to develop on organic substances, creating another issue.

Moisture added to burn damage can make the problems with your contents and building materials worse. For example, if burnt wooden items get saturated, they might have to be replaced instead of being cleaned and refinished as a part of your fire cleanup project in Seal Beach. In some cases, if items do not get charred deeper than a quarter inch, then our SERVPRO technicians can sand down and refinish the materials. However, when moisture gets added to these situations, the burnt material can soak deep into an object and make refinishing impossible. A major part of any restoration project is to figure out what we can fix with cleaning and restoring, and which items we must remove and replace.

As soon as our professionals arrive at your property, our SERVPRO estimators begin testing your contents and building materials with their test kits. These kits contain a variety of cleaning chemicals for various scenarios. We test-clean the different surfaces in your home to figure out what will work and what will not. Once we figure out what we can mitigate with refinishing and soot removal, we compile an initial estimate for you and your insurance company.

Once the initial estimate gets completed, we devise a plan to restore anything inside your home that got damaged. If you ever have a situation where both fire and water affected your house, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 24 hours a day.

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Save Money And Call The Experts When You Discover Mold In Your Seal Beach Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Save Money And Call The Experts When You Discover Mold In Your Seal Beach Home Don't try to repair more damage yourself, call the experts.

The Cost of Mold Remediation for Your Seal Beach Property

One of the greatest concerns for Seal Beach homeowners contending with fungal growth in their home is the expected cost to remediate and restore the damage the organism has caused. While you cannot get a direct monetary value through even a phone call to our professionals, you can get an idea through reading ahead about the factors that contribute to how this estimated cost gets determined. Mold growth can vary significantly from one property to the next, but many of the focal points for estimating the cost of remediation and restoration remain the same. 

While you might not consider mold damage in your Seal Beach property, to be a serious situation there are concerns that every homeowner should know. The first of these is the effect that spreading colonization can have on the structural integrity of the affected materials like drywall. Since the organism feeds on the organic material of surfaces like this, over even a brief period these materials can degrade and become damaged to the point of requiring replacement to return your home to its original condition fully. 

Another factor is the equipment that needs to get used and brought in to restore your property. Our SERVPRO team seeks to provide the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for our customers, but this also means using the equipment designed to do the job thoroughly and quickly. Transportation costs for our larger equipment like desiccant dehumidifiers become a part of the estimated cost to remediate mold from the property. 

Personnel and working hours are also going to be a factor. Our SERVPRO estimator that arrives initially can help to determine the expected time it should take to return the property to a pre-mold condition. This determination includes the personnel required and the expected time to reach set milestones in the recovery of the damaged property. 

Restoring and remediating the mold in your home might cost more than attempting to do it yourself, but our solution ensures that the job gets done correctly and removes the entirety of the mold that affects your house. Give our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress team a call anytime at (562) 431-9400.

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When A Malfunctioning Sprinkler Hoses Your Seal Beach Office Documents

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When A Malfunctioning Sprinkler Hoses Your Seal Beach Office Documents Important information is stored on your documents. Call SERVPRO when water invades your office.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Documents in Your Seal Beach Business

When a sprinkler has malfunctioned in your office building in Seal Beach, it can leave behind quite a bit of wreckage. With all the computers, papers, and other electronics present, there is much cleaning up and restoring that has to be done so you can have your business up and running again.  

Commercial water damage in Seal Beach can halt your operations unexpectedly. Searching for a professional restoration service is the last thing that you want to do. Knowing ahead of time whom to call is essential. At SERVPRO, our professionally trained staff are standing by to help you any time you have a water emergency at your place of business. 

When it comes to saving wet and damaged documents and books, SERVPRO staff can stop further water damage. However, we cannot reverse the existing problems. Our focus in document and book drying is to halt additional damage and dry the items to the best condition possible. Five methods that we use include air-drying, dehumidification, freeze drying, vacuum freeze-drying, and vacuum thermal-drying.  

Drying documents frequently relies on a process of sublimation, or changing a solid directly into a vapor without going through a liquid state. We factor many considerations when selecting the appropriate method for document drying including the kind of water involved, the value of the documents, the length of time exposed to moisture, the extent of damage, and funds available for recovery. Document drying can be time-consuming, as well as expensive. 

SERVPRO technicians can store the wet documents and books in a freezer facility. Doing so stops damage from worsening and lets us determine what procedure for drying is going to work best. We also take a thorough inventory of documents that are removed from the business and ensure you are present when the inventory and pack-out phase begins so you can determine what is essential to dry. A log of all stored items is also kept so anything that needs to be retrieved can be easily found.  

SERVPRO of Seal Beach/Los Alamitos/Cypress understands that time is of the essence when it comes to waterlogged documents in your business in Cypress, Seal Beach, or Surfside. Contact us right away at (562) 431-9400 when your building has undergone a water damage emergency so we can aid you in getting back to work.

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Seal Beach Water Loss!! Yikes!! Call SERVPRO

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Seal Beach Water Loss!! Yikes!! Call SERVPRO SERVPRO Says Call Us After a Water Loss to Your Seal Beach Property- We Can Help

Why SERVPRO Helps your Insurance Claim after Water Damage in Seal Beach

As a homeowner, you probably feel secure knowing that your property insurance coverage can take care of most damages that might arise. Water damage falls among the category of issues Seal Beach property owners frequently claim from insurers. As an IICRC certified water restoration service, we help you take the right steps to avoid rejection of your claim. Though we are not, and do not claim to be, an insurance agent, we do work closely with many insurers to expedite the agreed upon services and quite often, accomplishing the tasks within the set budget.
 
Incidents of water damage in Seal Beach can happen in different ways including leakage from plumbing lines or overflows after taps are left running, among others. However, regarding insurance claims, what matters most is whether it is a case of sudden discharge or gradual water damage. Most home insurance policies only cover sudden or accidental discharge. Our SERVPRO crew works closely with your insurance adjuster establishing what aspects of the damage your condo, home or renter insurance covers. Just another reason to utilize our SERVPRO services.
 
Water spillage cases lead to instant as well as long-term damages. Some long-term issues might include mold, rot, corrosion, and deterioration of electrical wiring. Such long-term issues can arise because of delays in starting or completing the restoration process. For example, if the remedial actions such as water extraction take longer than 48 hours to start or complete, mold can develop. Our SERVPRO team relies on state-of-the-art equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors, high-speed air movers and industrial grade dehumidifiers to extract water and dry the property before additional problems develop. Fast action diminishes the chances of your claim being denied.
 
Moisture problems can keep affecting property long after addressing the initial spill, and since these fall under gradual damage, there is little chance of compensation. Such outcomes occur when there is a failure to establish the true extent of water migration during the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians use different detection devices like FLIR thermal cameras to identify moisture problems in concealed spaces. We also use thermo-hygrometers to compare readings from affected and unaffected areas as well as areas outside the structure ensuring that proper moisture control measures are taken. When we help you avoid the long-term problems, then you do not have to worry about denied claims. Our goal is to make you feel "Like it never even happened."
 
Restoring water damage can be costly, so a denied claim can be devastating. Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress to assist. You can reach us at (562) 431-9400 any time.

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When Stormy Weather in Your Seal Beach Home Leaves You Singing the Blues

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Stormy Weather in Your Seal Beach Home Leaves You Singing the Blues The torrential rain from these clouds can cause flooding.

Slow Severe Storms Allow Natural Flooding in Seal Beach Homes

As someone who lives in the Seal Beach area, a homeowner here can retell many stories of devastating storm systems that brought all manners of damage to their property over the years. Even short passing storms can impact homes with high-powered winds and torrential rainfall, but the slower moving systems provide enough localized rainfall to overflow creeks, streams, rivers, and other water bodies to impact area homes and businesses.

Finding the right assistance for your flooded Seal Beach property in the middle of one of these devastating tropical storms or hurricanes might seem like a tall task, but our SERVPRO professionals are ready to serve our community through natural disasters 24/7. Having a team available for you in the face of an emergency is not all that our franchise provides, however.

Our team gets comprised of water restoration and mitigation specialists with extensive training to obtain their IICRC certifications in their respective niches. We encourage all of the employees within our franchise to broaden their knowledge of the restoration industry through advanced training opportunities provided to them through in-house coursework and e-learning possibilities.

Another thing that our SERVPRO franchise offers the customers that we serve in the wake of a flooding emergency is our industry-leading equipment. This equipment is updated and maintained regularly to offer an efficient approach to water extraction, drying, and preliminary mold remediation. Our gas-powered pumps can remove excess water from the affected areas fast, giving our technicians an opportunity to employ restorative practices to preserve your home in our initial visit after the damage has occurred.

Finding your footing after flooding has happened within your home can be a challenging thing to do. Once you get a look at the damage that your home has sustained, you might be unclear as to how it can ever look the same again. Our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress team has the expertise and equipment to make short work of widespread damages. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (562) 431-9400.

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