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The Preliminary Steps of Mold Remediation For Your Century City Residence

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Preliminary Steps of Mold Remediation For Your Century City Residence From Spores to Mold Colonies Rely on SERVPRO for Remediation to Protect Your Century City Property

Basic Steps Ensure a Successful Mold Cleanup Service by SERVPRO

When you come across mold growth in your Century City home, your first impression might be that you can handle this occurrence on your own. Understanding the cause of this growth as well as the means to remove colonies that have formed in your home officially is critical to combat the spread and recurrence of this disturbing and damaging situation.

There are several different ways that mold damage can begin and spread in your Century City home. Spores are in the air that we breathe, so they are in the environment all throughout your home already, but often do not have the appropriate conditions to be anything more than microscopic organisms . When moisture in the air combines with temperatures more than sixty-five degrees, the appropriate circumstances exist to feed these present spores and allow them to seat and grow on organic surfaces throughout this affected area.
Our SERVPRO team gets specially trained in mold remediation techniques. Our skills get honed to standards set in place by the IICRC. Many of our remediation technicians are IICRC-certified and adequately prepared for any level of fungal growth or variety of organism one could encounter. Our experience and training give us a unique advantage to restoring the mold damage in your home and allows us to do the job safely and efficiently.
Sectioning off the affected area is a priority from the moment that our SERVPRO technicians begin work on your home's remediation needs. This process ensures that active mold spores are not able to spread to new areas of your home and establish new colonies. For this reason, air circulation is shut down in your home (mainly air conditioning and heaters) for the duration of the removal plan. To quarantine the area housing the fungal organisms, our experienced technicians utilize negative air chambers and air scrubbers to capture spores in the air.
While this might just be a small introductory cross-section of our remediation process, our experienced and equipment ensure that SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is the best choice for any mold damage emergency you could encounter. You can reach our remediation specialists anytime by calling (310) 390-7540.

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The Flood Damage Experts Of Beverly Hills

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Flood Damage Experts Of Beverly Hills Sometimes when enough rain hits an area, flooding occurs.

Flood Damage Experts

Sometimes when enough rain hits an area, flooding occurs. Even if there isn't enough rain to cause a flood, it is possible that water still damages your Beverly Hills home. Storms bring about high-speed winds that sometimes also cause damage.

Often, winds blow a rock or other object into a window causing rainwater to pour inside your house. Anytime rain finds its way into your home; it is wise to call SERVPRO's flood damage specialists in Beverly Hills. It is always a possibility that rainwater damages contents and building materials once it enters through a broken window.

Any time rainwater damages an area inside your home the water gets tested for contamination levels. If the water has a high level of contamination many of the contents and building materials inside the home get discarded. If the contamination level is low, many times the contents and materials get saved by drying them out.

SERVPRO's skilled restoration team not only mitigates problems with your building materials and structure, but we also handle damage to contents such as furniture. Water can cause several issues to different types of upholstery. Wooden framing inside upholstered furniture sometimes swells causing joints to loosen. Moisture also causes glues to break down which damages the furniture.

Often, water causes spots to form on fabrics requiring that our crew wets the entire piece of fabric evenly so that lines and spots do not stay permanently. Dust covers sometimes bleed colors into other materials. Metal objects on furniture at times rust causing rust stains on the cloth. Wooden legs on furniture possibly stain your carpet if left sitting on top of it while the furniture is still wet.

Our restoration crew knows the particular procedures that minimize damage to your furniture. We lift the furniture off of your carpet and put foam blocks underneath the furniture's wooden legs. Cushions get taken off the couch and get placed in a tent formation. Wax paper gets placed between any metal and fabric while the drying process takes place. Then, we put in air movers and dehumidifiers that lower moisture levels within the furniture and help prevent mildew growth.

Any time a storm breezes into your neighborhood and damages your home, it is wise to call in the experts to handle the situation. We at SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood are a call away at (310) 390-7540, and we are here to help you with problems at your house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Removing Mold Damage In Century City Homes

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Damage In Century City Homes Removing mold and restoring area homes is more than just a job for us.

Removing Mold

The last few months have been about the recent fires in our area, so mold is not a problem most Century City residents think about too often. While mold is not obvious like a roof fire, it can grow for weeks and months unnoticed until it spreads throughout the entire home.

As we work to restore the effects of the fires in Century City, SERVPRO technicians often find mold damage in many homes. It is a problem for restoration efforts since we have to stop other work and find the mold source. That raises the cost to the homeowner and her insurance company. Our technicians also take additional safety precautions since mold can affect the health of anyone inside the home.

Once we find the mold source, we spray it and the affected structural property with an anti-fungal, chemical agent. It destroys the surface mold, stopping the health threat, and reduces the chance of accidentally transferring live, active mold to unaffected parts of the home as we continue other restoration efforts.

If the mold is growing on an item already damaged by fire, it usually is cheaper to replace the item than to spend the dollars for labor and resources necessary to restore or repair it. Insurance companies have already calculated the cost-effectiveness in these situations and usually insist on the cheaper option. If the homeowner still wants to attempt restoration of a dining room table, for example, we can do that, but the SERVPRO team leader explains the costs involved and makes certain the customer understands the situation before continuing with the process.

In some instances, the work remains the same, and no additional effort is required. As an example, carpets require cleaning regardless if there is only smoke residue or if there is mold as well. In each case, we can use a commercial carpet cleaner to remove the contamination. The only change we make is to add an anti-microbial agent to the cleaning shampoo in the device.

Removing mold and restoring area homes is more than just a job for us. As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood understands that each of our customers is also one of our neighbors. If you need us, call (310) 390-7540 today for more information on what we can do for you.

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Professional Restoration for Any Water Damage Event in Your Beverly Hills Home

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Restoration for Any Water Damage Event in Your Beverly Hills Home Water Removal in Beverly Hills--Always Call SERVPRO

Water Intrusions Big and Small Lead to Damage--Call SERVPRO

When people consider professional restoration services for their homes, the things that come to mind are often catastrophic and traumatic. The truth of the matter is, there are plenty of lower scale water incidents that can require restoration but do not necessarily force you out of the house while the work gets completed. If you are dealing with any level of water incident to your Beverly Hills home, you should plan out whom you intend to call to help you set things right.
While water damage to your Beverly Hills home might not always seem like a traumatic event, it also is not something that should persist for long. Many effects could result from improperly cleaned water damages or present water that did not dry sufficiently. Calling restoration specialists not only saves you the trouble of having to deal with this issue on your own but also ensures that the job gets completed to the highest of standards.
Our SERVPRO team of restoration specialists get thoroughly trained in the latest strategies for water damage restoration and possess the skills and equipment necessary to complete the job in a timely and professional manner. From our arrival at your home, our experienced team assesses the extent of the damage throughout the affected area and begins to formulate a site-specific restoration plan to remedy the situation.
Wet vacuums get used for pulling up any pooled water on the floor, and pave the way for drying efforts to begin upon completion. The drying process typically consists of air movers strategically placed to dry the entire affected region entirely. If the water has been present for some time, dehumidification equipment also gets used to pull moisture from the air and prevent it from interacting with mold spores to cause mold damage on top of the water concerns that you have.
Emergencies do not come in a particular shape and size. If you are dealing with any level of a water emergency or struggling to combat water damage to your home, give our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood team a call. Our experienced professionals are available 24/7 at (310) 390-7540.

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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup In Your Century City Deli

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Cleanup In Your Century City Deli A leaking sink in your Century City deli can go unnoticed at first.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

A leaking sink in your Century City deli can go unnoticed at first. There are various reasons why the sink can start leaking. The water supply valves, for instance, are always under pressure. If a connection loosens or the line is punctured, even without the faucet being on, water will leak under your sink. Drain pipes constructed of metal such as copper, brass, or galvanized steel can corrode over time and develop a leak, or if the P-trap under the sink is clogged, it causes water to build up all the way up the drains and make a leak.

Any leak or commercial water damage in your Century City business can be devastating. Depending on how severe it is, your operations can be halted. It is best to have professionals from SERVPRO help you clean up the mess and any related damage before it becomes worse. SERVPRO wastes no time in getting to your business so we can help you get everything back in order.

In the end, it does not matter what caused the water damage. When we arrive at your business, we determine the cause and start working on your facility and its contents right away. Once we address the cause, we can start removing and salvaging anything possible. Then we start to remove any standing water with pumps so we can continue the drying process.

To ensure your building is thoroughly dry, we then use dehumidifiers and air-movers. These machines are monitored on a daily basis, so if they need to be moved, they can be. In this way, the drying process goes as quickly as possible. Removing all the humidity and water can prevent further damage to your facility, such as the growth of mold.

If we suspect any hidden water, we make use of moisture detectors which can find any moisture we cannot see inside your walls, your flooring, or underneath the sink cabinet. Once everything is dry again, the affected area is cleaned and sanitized.

We understand at SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood that time is money, so when your business in Century City, Westwood Village, or Beverly Hills has a water damage emergency, we work fast to help you. Just give us a call at (310) 390-7540, and we can get your business back in working order fast.

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The Discovery of Mold Damage in Your Century City Residence

2/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Discovery of Mold Damage in Your Century City Residence Seeing or smelling mold in your home need not cause a panic situation. Contact SERVPRO and we will assess and remediate the damage.

Our Certified Technicians Respond Quickly to the Sighting of Mold in Your Home

Your Century City home is a place that you take pride in, so you want to take care of it. With so many things that could potentially threaten your home, its occupants, or its overall value, a homeowner is continuously in a mindset of preventative maintenance. Even with the most diligent of owners, fungal growth is a situation that can arise at any time of the year and for several different reasons. Regardless of what might have caused this issue in your home, it needs to get resolved quickly.

You might have heard about some easy to do home remedies for the removal of mold damage to your Century City household. The trouble is, not all mold that is growing is the same or responds to the same measures that you take to rid your house of its colonies. With the understanding that mold can cause health effects, you should look to professional remediation services to help resolve the issue and give you back your home.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified remediation specialists are available 24/7 to handle any degree of mold damage to your home. With our tools and expertise, we are an excellent choice to restore any present or possible damage to your home from the presence of mold. While our team dresses in various levels of PPE, we also strive to prevent the spread of active mold spores throughout your home and to those who live in it.

Air scrubbers or negative air chambers can get used to isolate the affected area and prevent the spread of these spores to new areas of your home. This isolation allows our SERVPRO professionals to clean walls and surfaces currently hosting mold colonies thoroughly. Our process ensures that each organism is entirely removed, allowing our team to focus on removing the moisture from the area.

Removing the moisture from the affected area is most typically accomplished with the use of air movers and dehumidification equipment. Depending on the source of the moisture, you might get encouraged to continue this dehumidification indefinitely to prevent conditions which allow mold growth.

Our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood IICRC certified remediation technicians are available anytime that you might need us. Call us today at (310) 390-7540.

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Understanding the Levels of Clean After Commercial Water Damage to Your Century City Clothing Boutique

1/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Understanding the Levels of Clean After Commercial Water Damage to Your Century City Clothing Boutique SERVPRO Works Hard with Rapid Water Removal to Keep Your Century City Business in Business

Fast Water Removal, Cleanup & Restoration Are What SERVPRO Can Do to Protect Your Business

Water damage to a clothing boutique is any storeowner's worst nightmare. The dirty water can damage the inventory and the store as well. Cleaning up after a water intrusion incidence is not a DIY job for Century City business owners.

Thankfully, restorations experts for water damage can get your Century City clothing boutique clean so that you are back in business in no time. That said, technicians often categorize cleanliness into three distinct levels. This identification helps to set up the most expedient means of extraction and drying.

Sterile level  
A sterile environment is one where there is no contamination whatsoever. Such type of cleanliness is only required in healthcare facilities such as hospitals. It is not possible to eliminate a 100% of contamination during routine cleaning. SERVPRO technicians do not sterilize any facility after water damage cleanup. Besides, you do not need the sterile level of cleaning for your clothing store.

Disinfected level
This level of cleaning requires the elimination of 99% of pathogens and other microbes such as bacteria, viruses, mold spores. In situations where there is water damage due to sewer backup, technicians can use EPA-registered disinfectants. However, routine cleaning is not able to achieve this level of cleanliness.

Sanitary level
A sanitary level is said to have achieved if the environment is clean to the point that general health is protected. There might be some soil contamination at this level of cleaning. It is a level of cleanliness that is desirable after water damage to a clothing store. The term 'clean' indicates to this ranking of cleanliness.
SERVPRO technicians use some of the best cleaning equipment and can achieve this level of cleaning during the restoration of the aftermath of flood damage to your commercial property. Clean water from a plumbing break within the structures is potable water, and is the least complicated process for extraction and drying.

Regular cleaning is required to maintain the sanitary level of cleanliness. If the areas are not regularly cleaned, they can become unsanitary.

Call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills/ Westwood today at (310) 390-7540 today to discuss your commercial after damage restoration needs. Remember, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why You Should Not Panic When Faced With Flood Damage In Westwood

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why You Should Not Panic When Faced With Flood Damage In Westwood Flooding Damages Many Homes in the Westwood Area, Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Drying

With SERVPRO to Help, Storm Damage Can Be Mitigated

While most business and homeowners know the destructive effects that flood damage causes, not everyone knows the right steps to take to mitigate the associated damage. These are incidents which need immediate professional intervention to learn what is restorable and what to replace. That is why it is vital for Westwood residents to know how to act when faced with such incidents.

When disasters strike your Westwood property with storm-related flooding, fast action can mitigate damages. They bring along the water that penetrates through your possessions, equipment, and structural surfaces. When the moisture comes into contact with some contents, rotting occurs, and soon odors and mold growth occurs. When working with professionals from SERVPRO, we first stop further entry of the water and assess the circumstances to stifle further storm damage to the structure and contents.

Remember water carries along all sorts of debris, oils, and mud into a premise. When contaminated water comes into contact with metallic surfaces, oxidation occurs, and they start to rust. To prevent such eventualities, extracting the water and cleaning is necessary. Our SERVPRO team can in some cases use wet-vacuuming to remove the debris and water. Truck-mounted pumps and portable generators for a power source are readily available from our stocked Green Fleet.

We may recommend a replacement if we notice that the water contaminated your porous materials. Where necessary, our team uses detergents and water to clean hard surfaces such as wood furnishings, desks, and metal cabinets before we dry them.

To dry your property, we set up air movers and leave them in position until we achieve the desired evaporation. Since evaporation moves moisture into the air, we position dehumidifiers to lower the humidity. Dependent on the situation at hand, we may decide to use desiccant, low grain or refrigerant dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is an experienced and trusted service provider in mold, flood, storm and fire restoration. Call us at (310) 390-7540 to learn more about our services.

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Having A READY Plan Can Help In The Event Your Home Suffers Fire Damage In Westwood

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Having A READY Plan Can Help In The Event Your Home Suffers Fire Damage In Westwood When homeowners in Westwood face predicaments such as fire damage, having a READY plan from SERVPRO can help.

Having A READY Plan Can Help After A Fire

Few things in life can prepare us to cope with the effects of disasters and catastrophes. However, residents in Westwood can help prepare themselves and their families to better deal with damage their homes sustain.

When homeowners in Westwood face predicaments such as fire damage, having a READY plan from SERVPRO can help. With one in place before a catastrophic event, homeowners can reduce the trauma their families experience while reducing the extent of the damage to their property.

To make things especially convenient for residents, we developed an app that you can download onto your phone or tablet. Taking the few minutes needed to complete the questionnaire provides us with crucial information whenever disaster strikes at your home. Gathering this information at the time of a fire damage event takes time that we could devote to other activities instead, but a READY Plan ensures this information already exists.

Because we know that some questions do not pertain to all homes, you can add as much information as you desire. Phone numbers and other contact information provided by you enables us to contact others who can also assist us in providing the services your home needs as soon as the fire department finishes.

Once extinguished, we can then begin to assess the damage and the work required to restore your home. Even small fires that did not necessitate a call to the fire department, smoke damage can ruin a home because of its widespread coverage. Charred pieces of belongings and construction materials, smoke and soot, and water all combine to form a hazardous jumble.

Electricity may not work inside your home after a fire due to burnt wires and outlets. SERVPRO can provide the necessary electricity to run our equipment inside your home. We can still mitigate both interior and exterior damage, so your home's restoration happens quickly.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood's customer service professionals can help you with your development of a READY Plan. Call us at (310) 390-7540 for assistance. We are here to help you with our 24-hour services.

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Reliable Water Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Century City

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Reliable Water Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Century City SERVPRO technicians treat both sides of your carpets and floors to eliminate mold and mildew from growing.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Access to Professional Equipment and Training to Restore Your Home after Water Damage

As a resident of Century City, you should always be ready for water damage incidents. Any disaster requires immediate attention to lessen the losses and further damage. However, what are your options when you do not have the right tools and the necessary restoration skills?

Air movers are among the tools that our SERVPRO technicians use to address water damage disasters in Century City. When put in position, they increase the rate of evaporation and shorten the drying time since they move drier air in to replace the moist air. Where necessary, we direct the air into cavities by the use of wall cavity drying systems.

There is a chance of tripping or slipping during the restoration process and hurting yourself. We observe safety measures when working for you and have the right gear even to protect us from chemical effects of the deodorizing agents. When dealing with sagging ceilings, we make holes to reduce the imminent danger. Additionally, we will not turn on lights if we notice there is water in the light fixtures.

SERVPRO technicians use various deodorization agents when working on your property. Usually, different deodorizing agents address different sources of odor, and an appropriate one is selected. For instance, the masking agent act by covering the smells with a pleasant aroma. Disinfectants and sanitizers on the other hand work by inhibiting fungal and bacteria growth.

During the restoration process, we treat both sides of your carpet and floor with appropriate disinfectants that are approved by EPA. After cleaning and treating your upholstery for mildew, our SERVPRO technicians apply a suitable deodorizer on your furniture. For severely damaged large surface areas, our technicians use a ULV fogger to apply the deodorizer. On walls and ceilings, we use a pump sprayer or a ULV fogger to apply the deodorant.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is a trusted leader in water, fire, storm and mold restoration. Call us at (310) 390-7540 to learn more about the services we offer.

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