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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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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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Water in Your Seal Beach Home? SERVPRO has the Know How to Restore Your Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in Your Seal Beach Home?  SERVPRO has the Know How to Restore Your Home You live near the beach for this view of the shore. Don't give water the opportunity to damage your home.

Water Removal Advice, Guidance, and Expertise for our Seal Beach Community

The Californian coast is particularly at risk of flooding due to its proximity to the ocean. Heavy rainfall, flash flooding, storms or high surf can all cause a headache to commercial property managers and private residents. Usually, getting rid of excess water goes beyond the reach of household cleaning products and in-house janitors. Using a professional service like ours can help to clean and dry your home while providing expert advice on how to avoid secondary problems.

Over the years, many residents have contacted us about water removal in Seal Beach. We always make the same promises: to organize a service within the first hour of your call and to arrive onsite within four hours of notification of loss. We can make that promise because SERVPRO technicians live and work in the local area making it possible to reduce call-out times significantly.

Damages caused by water can get worse the longer the water sits. The timeframe is especially pertinent with natural materials which can absorb water making it more difficult to dry and creating the perfect conditions for mold growth. We operate a 24-hour call line to make sure our community can always reach us because we recognize that these emergencies seldom happen at convenient times.

Once SERVPRO has arranged service, we can mobilize a wide range of equipment ranging from small portable units to powerful truck-mounted extractors. As a franchise, our company here in Seal Beach has access to national resources which means that we can be "faster to any size disaster."

On arrival, our priority is to thoroughly remove excess water using a combination of extractors and careful placement of rapid air-movers. We follow this procedure by deploying dehumidifiers that use desiccant chemicals to remove evaporated water from the affected area to control humidity levels. Water spills often leave behind unpleasant odors, and SERVPRO has odor control technicians who can remove or neutralize them.

For a thorough, professional and expert service call our 24-hour emergency line at (562) 431-9400 for SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress.

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SERVPRO Is The Best Choice For Water Damage Restoration In Los Alamitos

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Is The Best Choice For Water Damage Restoration In Los Alamitos Water can damage your Los Alamitos structural and personal property.

Remediating The Effects Of Water Damage In Los Alamitos

The average rainfall does not concern Los Alamitos homeowners usually. The water that floods their homes more often comes from a split washing machine hose or a cracked pipe connection underneath a sink.

When that happens, water can damage Los Alamitos structural and personal property. SERVPRO restoration teams work to clean up, restore, or replace both types, returning homes to their original, pre-flooded condition.

They start by removing any water standing on floors or pooled in carpets. If the water is high enough, they use commercial grade pumps to remove it. In most homes, the water is perhaps just an inch or so above the surface, so extraction wands work effectively. Technicians can adjust the speed up to quickly draw water off kitchen linoleum to prevent waters and air bubbles from forming underneath.

They can also lower the speed to remove water from carpets without damaging the nape, pulling fibers out of the top layer. It also helps to prevent delamination if the water sat long enough to loosen the glue holding the top and bottom layers together.

As SERVPRO team members protect the floors, others begin work on the furniture. Once we enter the home, they raise any items sitting in the water on blocks in a dry part of the home. Now, one of our inspectors examines the wood to determine if the kitchen table can dry on its own, or if an easy chair needs assistance to prevent warping or cracking.

To speed up the drying process, technicians install a dehumidifier to draw water from the affected furniture which slowly removes water without causing further damage. If the items absorbed much water, team members might also use air movers to direct warm, dry air over the wood to carefully force out the moisture so the dehumidifiers can more quickly absorb it from the air.

Other team members use more air movers to remove water that may have seeped into the walls from the standing water. As the air movers start to work, technicians set up fans in windows and doorways to remove the damp, cool air inside from home. If the drywall panels absorbed too much water and have begun to crumble, they remove them for disposal.

At SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress, our goal is to stop water damage and then remediate the effects in each home. If you have a flooding problem in your residence, call us at (562) 431-9400 today to schedule a visit or inspection.

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A Fast Water Removal Service in Seal Beach

8/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Fast Water Removal Service in Seal Beach Water at the Seal Beach Pier? OK Un-Water in Your Seal Beach Home? Call SERVPRO

Water Damage in Seal Beach, Call SERVPRO: We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

It could be caused by your upstairs neighbor, an aging pipe system or something as simple as rainfall. Potential water emergencies are hard to spot and even harder to stop. Using a localized emergency service with a 24-hour call line could be the difference between saving your possessions and throwing them out.

Water damage needs to be treated straight away. SERVPRO has a franchise nearby to provide emergency water removal to Seal Beach properties quickly and efficiently. Extraction, treatment, and cleanup of a property in the aftermath of water damage is a professional job that requires both expertise and equipment.

In the first instance, we send a trained technician from SERVPRO to your property for a visual inspection. We are looking for the amount of water as well as possible contamination of that water. No two water damage cases are the same, so by tailoring our approach, we can ensure the best course of action on a case-by-case basis.

After the assessment, we can provide you with a quote and begin work upon securing an agreement in writing. The type of equipment we can use depends on the size and level of damage determined by the initial inspection. In many cases, looking beyond the affected areas and into wall spaces or sub-floors is part of the process.

Truck-mounted, submersible gas pumps are sometimes needed to remove large amounts of water rapidly. In other cases, industrial strength wet/ dry vacuums can offer a more precise approach.

As part of the SERVPRO service, our team can remove any possessions from the affected area before work begins. As necessary, we can remove any moisture that could cause long-term mold or mildew damage with our dehumidification devices. During the water removal process, we may cordon off areas of your home for your safety, and to allow us to work as quickly as possible. We promise to put it back as we found it, "Like it never even happened."

So if your property falls victim to water damage, SERVPRO of Seal Beach/ Los Alamitos/ Cypress is here to help. Call us 24/7 at (562) 431-9400.

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Restoring the Effects of Water Damage in Los Alamitos

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring the Effects of Water Damage in Los Alamitos When a pipe in your home leaks or bursts, having SERVPRO on speed dial can prove to be extremely useful. Call us right away.

SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by, Ready to Help With the Remediation Process in Your Home

Summer is here, and Los Alamitos residents can stop worrying about the rains flooding the area for a few months. What we often forget is that most residential flooding is the result of broken pipes and failed appliances like dishwasher and water heaters.
 
Most Los Alamitos water damage of this kind is not too expensive when it comes to the home itself. The majority of the costs are made up of cleaning and restoring personal property like furniture and carpets. SERVPRO technicians take certain, immediate actions to reduce these costs and the time involved by elevating furniture on blocks or pallets, and tent cushions.
 
Elevating the furniture prevents water from breaking down the finish and swelling the wood. Keeping the finish intact and on the furniture prevents the water from transferring it onto and staining the carpets. The intact finish also helps protect the wood from swelling, which can crack or split it. To reduce the time to dry an item, our technicians use three machines: Air movers, dehumidifiers, and fans.
 
Team members set up air movers to gently blow warm, dry air over surfaces to force out moisture trapped just below the surface. As they work, other team members set up fans to pull the cooler, damp air out of the affected area and help increase air circulation. To augment both devices, more SERVPRO specialists set-up dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the surrounding air, lowering the interior humidity.
 
Tenting the cushions means our technicians stand them on end and lean them one against the other after placing a sheet of waxed paper between them. This method allows water to drain out of them slowly and reduces the chance of color bleeding from the material onto other pieces or the carpet.
 
If there are zippers or metal buttons, those can rust quickly, so our technicians immediately dry them by hand. Then, they place a cloth around the buttons to prevent the transfer of moisture from the fabric and put sections of waxed paper between the zippers and the cushion inside for the same effort.
 
Preserving personal property after water intrusion requires a professional service with the right equipment. If you have water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 today. We are here for you.

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Why Cleaning Structural Components After Water Damage in Los Alamitos Is Key

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Cleaning Structural Components After Water Damage in Los Alamitos Is Key Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7/365 to take care of your water damage emergency needs.

Let SERVPRO Tackle Water Damage in Your Los Alamitos Home

There is a need for remediation services after experiencing water damage. The primary goal is to choose appropriate procedures to allow the materials to dry and if there is any form of contamination, there is a need to deodorize and perform other remedial processes to put the situation under control. In this article, we're are going to bring to your attention some of the procedures we perform to remediate your Los Alamitos home.

When our SERVPRO technicians are working to address water damage in Los Alamitos, we access hidden areas like crawl spaces, ceiling, and wall cavities, to find out the degree of the destruction. We dispose ceiling tiles within 24 -48 hours from the time the water intrusion took place. We only retain them if the source of moisture is clean and it just got into contact with a small steam or water leak.

Our SERVPRO technicians also remove insulation and drywall within 24 hours. To investigate the extent of the damage, we use a moisture meter. In most cases, mineral wool, cellulose and wet fiberglass loss part of their insulation capabilities and appear to compress. Where necessary, we can decontaminate foam insulation through cleaning and drying and after that we apply a bleach detergent.

We also dry lathe and plaster before minerals, which are typically present in the wall leaches and forms some white patch. If it was a black or gray water source, we evaluate the degree of contamination and physical damage, in cases of penetration, removal is necessary. Otherwise, we use a biocide or a disinfectant to clean the area. The same applies when we are dealing with concrete floors and wall paneling.

There is the need to remove debris and excess water from the structure, and to do this we perform wet vacuuming. If we need to clean and dry content, using a HEPA-filtered vacuum is an option. The good thing about this process is that there are no chances of fungal spores getting dispersed during collection since the filtration system is so efficient. We then put the particles in sealable plastic bags and dispose of them.

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At SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that is why we have been able to establish ourselves as leaders in the restoration industry. Call us at (562) 431-9400 at any time of the day and leave everything to us. 

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Seal Beach Campers and RVs with Water Damage Progressively Decay Without Proper Mitigation

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Seal Beach Campers and RVs with Water Damage Progressively Decay Without Proper Mitigation Let SERVPRO restore your camper or RV before your next family vacation.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Camper or RV for a Safe and Stress-Free Vacation

Another significant investment, many families around Seal Beach choose a camper or RV to help their family spend more quality time together while saving money over the years. However, during the months it remains unused, problems can go undetected. When water from rain or leaking pipes remains in contact with the materials inside your home away from home, damage can accrue at an alarming pace.

When water damages such structures, they quickly become unusable for trips out of Seal Beach. SERVPRO restores more than homes and businesses. We also can restore other structures “Like it never even happened.” When we perform restoration services of any kind, we reduce the aggravation and disappointment that our customers experience.

Without a solid, watertight roof on your vacation vehicle, rainy nights can end up as horrible experiences. Water that seeps behind walls can develop soft, mushy areas. The slightest pressure can permit holes to open up, exposing insulation and other substances that can cause health effects. Worrying about such possibilities can ruin your enjoyment on your vacation. Preparing now, long before vacation time arrives, by having our experts restore your RV or camper can keep water damage from increasing and spreading.

Drying everything out and replacing any saturated materials can make everything right again. Hydroxyl gas can quickly make things fresh-smelling again inside your camper. We know how water can affect carpeting, also, and if we begin restoration efforts soon enough, we can restore your carpet. We test the fibers and how much deterioration exists, and then go deeper, into the flooring underneath. Without being stable and intact, your floor can fail at any time.

From roof to the floor, SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress can restore your camper or RV, so your family has reliable, safe shelter during your next vacation. No job is ever too large, nor too small for SERVPRO professionals. Call us at (562) 431-9400, so we can help ensure your next adventure goes smoothly and without any unexpected difficulties.

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

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Choose a Water Damage Restoration Service to Deal with Water Damage in Your Seal Beach Property Water can seep in from anywhere and damage your home. If you see damage starting on your property, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

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

Availability
Round-the-clock emergency services are one of 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. Read what others are saying 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.

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