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Our Experts Discuss The Common Causes For Structural Blazes In Los Angeles

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

burned-out chair in a fire close-up on a black background Once we are done, your property will look “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Fire Damage Restorers In Los Angeles Report The Common Causes For Structural Blazes

Many property owners and investors do not realize that commercial fire damage occurs a lot more often than most people think. Your business owner tenants renting your Los Angeles investment properties could suffer from an inferno igniting inside their unit. Once something burns inside one of your rental buildings, it is possible that the blaze can cause issues in other units throughout the structure. Once the fire gets extinguished, it is wise to call SERVPRO.

When mitigating commercial fire damage in your Los Angeles building, our SERVPRO crew uses different methods based on the source. When different materials get burned, various issues can develop. We can choose the best mitigation techniques by identifying the exact conditions of where and how the inferno burned.

The first step to the inspection process is to figure out the cause of the fire. Knowing the common causes of structural blazes can help you identify the source as well as prevent these issues from beginning in the first place. According to Unifour Fire & Safety, the number one cause of commercial fires is cooking equipment.

Any business that serves food has to have some type of cooking equipment. Kitchens contain flammable oils and greases and use appliances that cook at high temperatures which can increase the chances of something going wrong. Cooking equipment is responsible for 65% of blazes occurring in healthcare facilities as well as 61% of restaurant fires.

Another common cause of structural infernos is heating equipment. Most buildings utilize a heating system that helps keep indoor temperatures comfortable. Furnaces, radiators, and boilers can malfunction and overheat, which can lead to materials burning. Heating equipment is accountable for 14% of fires in industrial facilities and 11% of blazes in office buildings.

The next most common cause of something getting torched in a building is lighting and electrical equipment. All structures need electrical wires to power appliances and lights. Loose connections, faulty fuses, or overloaded circuits can cause shorts that can ignite flammable building materials. Lights and electrical devices account for 10% of fire claims in retail locations.

If your investment property in Huntington Park, Walnut Park, or Surfside ever sets ablaze, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400. Once we are done, your property will look “Like it never even happened.”

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

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

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

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

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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Avoid Delays When Dealing With Commercial Water Damage in Seal Beach

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Renters expect their units to be dry and clean when making regular monthly payments. Should your complex have a water damage issue, contact SERVPRO.

Fast Water Removal in Your Seal Beach Rental Units

While running apartment and condo complexes in Seal Beach can be a rewarding and lucrative experience, it does not come without its fair share of potential threats and pitfalls as well. When water loss incidents occur in even a single unit, many of the neighboring properties can become affected as well. The wise solution, in this case, is to reach out to effective mitigators like our IICRC-certified professionals.

You cannot expect to prevent water loss incidents or other threats that require effective water removal and mitigation for your Seal Beach rental properties entirely, but with the right response from trained professionals, these situations do not have to be as costly or damaging. Our SERVPRO professionals have years of experience honing efficient mitigation tactics to save our customers money and to prevent unnecessary loss in emergencies. These solutions can work to limit the spread of water loss incidents and to repair the damage to affected areas and the source of the water damage.

From the time that our professionals arrive at your rental complex, we have to determine the spread and scope of the damage. Some units require extraction equipment while others only need efficient drying, both of which our team can start quickly. As a large loss recovery provider, we have a vast inventory of air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and mold remediation equipment to contain damage where it gets found.

As complex as water loss incidents can become in an apartment building, our SERVPRO professionals have efficient approaches to help dry out effects quickly. While some reconstruction and renovation are often required after a widespread incident like this, our fast mitigation tactics can limit the need for tear out and replacement.

With everything from pack-outs to extraction and drying, you can count on our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress to make water loss incidents in your apartment or condo complex “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (562) 431-9400.

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

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

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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When A Malfunctioning Sprinkler Hoses Your Seal Beach Office Documents

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

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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Become Equipped for Possible Water Damage in Seal Beach With the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

9/22/2018 (Permalink)

Visitors to your hotel expect a clean, dry room. Contact SERVPRO to remediate your hotel should you be facing water damage.

Being Prepared for How Commercial Water Damage can Affect Your Seal Beach Hotel

Hotels in Seal Beach cater to thousands of patrons attending conferences, vacationing with family, and visiting friends. Special times in a person's life often involve a short guest stay in a hotel, and many newlyweds include the accommodations as a major part of how their honeymoon progressed.
When your hotel fails to live up to its reputation for excellent accommodations because of commercial water damage in Seal Beach, a rapid response can bring your establishment back up to par. September is National Preparedness Month and SERVPRO can help you stay prepared for disasters that might cause you and your guests serious problems.
Water damage from a broken water line in your laundry facilities can cause problems as horrendous as those stemming from a snapped sprinkler line. Water from overhead or from an obscure area of your hotel can spread quickly, requiring a quick response from a water extraction team. SERVPRO is always Faster To Any Size Disaster, helping minimize the damages from the start.
Before such incidents take place, we recommend preparing for them. Our READY Plan Profile can help you protect your property by reducing the response time involved even more. This Profile is free to businesses of all sizes and types. Having one in place can provide valuable details. Creating one takes very little time and can significantly decrease the length of time a disaster's effects last.
We know your staff works together to meet the expectations of your guests. The technicians at SERVPRO also work as a team to create a more efficient workflow. Doing so also helps us detect areas where we need to concentrate more effort to maintain our effectiveness. When we mitigate a hotel that suffers from water damage, we know that our progress must remain rapid but thorough. We also understand that minimization of disturbances that might bother your patrons remains high on your list. We always welcome any concerns or questions you have about our work and suggestions on how we can better serve you.
SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress can help your hotel survive through any amount of water damage. Our 24-hour service line, (562) 431-9400, is answered 365 days a year.

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Commercial Water Damage Experts in Seal Beach Talk About Humidity

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

No Store Owner "Loves" Excess Moisture in Her Seal Beach Boutique--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Water Recovery and Humidity Levels Understanding Is Essential to Reopening Water Damaged Retail Stores Quickly

Anytime a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions in your Seal Beach convenience store, water likely pours into the structure. Excessive moisture inside a building can cause various types of damage. Water itself can soak into porous materials and saturate them. When building materials get saturated, they often lose their structural integrity. The longer an item stays wet, the more likely it can get ruined and have to be replaced. When moisture exists inside a building, it evaporates into the air and turns into water vapor raising the humidity levels in your store. Water inside the air then can make other materials not near the source of the leak get damaged as well. Problems associated with items coming into direct contact with water suffer primary damage. Issues that have to do with water vapor are considered secondary problems.
Both types of problems can ruin the structural components and contents of your business. When mitigating commercial water damage in Seal Beach, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to prevent secondary issues. Rapid structural drying helps reduce the extent of damage caused by moisture as well as lower the chances of secondary problems occurring.
When drying out a structure, our SERVPRO technicians utilize several techniques. Since things in nature always want to seek equilibrium, we use air movers to create an airflow inside the building. The air movers push wet air away from wet materials as it evaporates from them. Dehumidifiers then get utilized to pull moisture out of the air and lower the humidity.
The amount of moisture air can hold is linked with the temperature. Relative humidity (RH) is the amount of moisture the air currently is holding at a given temperature. RH is expressed as a percentage meaning that at 100% relative humidity the air is holding as much water as possible. However, if the temperature increases the amount of water air can hold goes up thus lowering the relative humidity. If condensation occurs within the airspace of a convenience store, much damage can ruin inventory and the business owner's profits.
When drying out a structure, we monitor relative humidity levels every day. Keeping the humidity as low as possible speeds up the drying process and helps prevent secondary damage at the same time. Water vapor can negatively affect products inside your convenience store if relative humidity levels are not watched closely. As soon as you notice excessive moisture inside your store, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 any hour of the day.

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Overcoming Fire Damages To Your Seal Beach Restaurant

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mitigates Smoke & Fire Damage in Seal Beach Area Restaurants--Let's Keep the Doors Open and Eat

SERVPRO Works Hard to Mitigate Fire & Smoke Effects to Get Your Business Back in Business

When you are a business owner, your priority is providing the best experience for your customers. For example, when your Seal Beach restaurant falls victim to a fire, you want to get the problem remedied as efficiently as possible. The longer that your business suffers the lingering effects of this unfortunate circumstance, the longer your customers cannot appreciate the service that you provide.

When it comes to restoring the fire damages in your Seal Beach restaurant, you might have a pretty good idea of what you expect to occur. What you might not realize, however, is the far-reaching damage that lies out of sight that also must get contended with before the restoration is successful. Smoke and soot damage offer the most immediate threats to positive customer experience, and these are areas where our SERVPRO fire restoration specialists can utilize their training to restore your building as quickly as possible. Bad smells make for bad tasting food.

Soot damage can have much farther reaches than you might have initially believed. While the immediate layers in highly visible areas often are priorities for our restoration technicians, soot can also spread above ceilings, into textiles, dry goods, and even through the ductwork of your restaurant. For the most part, sponges and vacuums can remove the majority of this present soot.

Smoke damage typically presents itself as a lingering odor from the fire. This nuisance can make diners uncomfortable and prevent you from being able to run your restaurant as you might like. While this is one of the final steps of restoration, our SERVPRO professionals utilize thermal fogging equipment to neutralize harsh odor molecules and leave no scent behind. This process is effective for open spaces as well as fabrics, carpets, furniture, and more. But, this service is not applicable to all food servicing establishments.

Overcoming fire damages in your restaurant can feel overwhelming at first, but with the right professional assistance, you can reopen your doors quickly. You can count on our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress fire restoration specialists to help you overcome any hurdle standing in the way of full restoration. Give us a call today at (562) 431-9400.

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Commercial Water Removal Services Can Help Prevent Closure Of Surfside Salons And Spas

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

For salons and spas wanting to stay in business, water removal services can help whenever a water line leaks or a sprinkler problem happens.

Commercial Water Removal Services

Pampering your clientele during their visit keeps your Surfside business productive. Even if they rarely venture out to the beach, wanting a healthy glow can keep many returning for additional appointments. Running a salon requires water in many of the treatments provided, though, and one small leak can cause huge problems. Even though you might not serve food to the public, health regulations still exist, and water in the wrong place can cause trouble for you.

For salons and spas in Surfside wanting to stay in business, commercial water removal services can help whenever a water line leaks or a sprinkler problem happens. Allowing the water to dry out naturally, over time, can cause problems with mold and mildew, the formation of musty smells, water stains, and destruction of materials inside your building. Clients do not appreciate bringing their freshly washed clothing to change into after their session, only to find their items smell 'off' or worse.

Our technicians receive specialized training to work in areas that might have customers or clients, meaning your salon can remain open while we work. However, the noise generated might become too bothersome for smaller establishments. We can discuss how this might affect your clients if you desire. We can often resolve water-related problems in a concise time in the case of smaller businesses, as well, meaning a short closure for maintenance purposes could suffice in your situation. We always work to find the best answer for our customers, including small businesses. We look at you as a vital and crucial part of our community.

When leaks form in water lines, we can help you by preventing the problem from continuing. Replacing water lines with new materials helps prevent new problems while protecting new materials from becoming damaged from any humidity while we work.

Our equipment can rapidly extract the moisture from the air and make things adequately dry again. This prevents microbial growth, keeps water stains on walls and other surfaces, and keeps odors from starting. We want your business to look clean, bright, and professional. Helping you maintain this look helps keep you in business.

Call us, SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress, at (562) 431-9400 to get started as soon as your salon suffers a leak or other watery disaster. We are always available, 24/7, to better serve those in the Cypress and Los Alamitos areas with professional water removal services and the latest in extraction equipment.

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

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure that your employees have a good smell to return to after water damage in your office. Contact SERVPRO for thorough remediation efforts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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