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We Have The Equipment And Expertise To Restore Your Beverly Hills Home After A Water Damage Disaster

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have The Equipment And Expertise To Restore Your Beverly Hills Home After A Water Damage Disaster Water damage occurred in this home when a bathtub over flowed on the second floor. We restored the home with our specialized equipment right away.

Water Damage in Your Beverly Hills Home Calls for Specialist Drying Services

Water loss is one of the potentially destructive problems you may face as a homeowner. Whether it is caused by burst pipes, leaking faucets or malfunctioning appliances, excess water in your home can lead to costly damage to your home’s structure, furnishings, and promote electrical hazards and mold infestation. 

When there’s water damage in your Beverly Hills home, you can count on SERVPRO franchise professionals to provide expert guidance on how to fix the problem. We can get to your home within an hour of receiving your call and assess the damage. Our mitigation processes and methods meet the industry standards that the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has set. We provide comprehensive water mitigation services and can work with your insurance firm to get your claims processed promptly.

Following a water loss incident, our priority is to return the home to its pre-incident condition as fast as possible and with minimum disruption to the homeowner. We can deal with the damage properly even if your home requires specialty drying because of destruction done to materials like hardwood, and drywall.

Our SERVPRO team uses advanced equipment to ensure the best results for a water-damaged property. This includes wet/dry vacuum cleaners that extract water from flooring, carpeting, and pad. We can use moisture meters to determine how much water has penetrated carpets, walls, ceilings, and floors. If moisture is present, we can set up air moving and dehumidification equipment in the affected areas to eliminate it.

The air in water-damaged rooms is usually humid and damp, and this slows evaporation. Air movers speed up the drying process by blowing out the damp air and bringing in warm, dry air. Our IICRC certified technicians change the location of air movers during the drying process to ensure effective and even drying. Once the home and its contents are dry, we perform restoration tasks like completing repairs to the structure and contents, final cleaning, final inspection, removing equipment from the job site and putting back the customer’s contents to their rightful position.

If you have a water loss incident in your home and need urgent cleanup and drying services, contact SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540. We use industry-approved methods for restoring a property to its preloss condition.

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How Scoping Helps With Flood Damage Restoration in Westwood

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Scoping Helps With Flood Damage Restoration in Westwood Our training enables us to zero onto the problem and quickly restore your home.

The Importance of Scoping Procedures for Flood Damage in Westwood

One of the most necessary procedures in a restorer's work is scoping. Scoping is the first thing a professional restorer should do on visiting a flooded property. During this phase of restoration, the goal is to ascertain the scale of damage and develop a game plan for getting the home back to its preloss condition. It is the phase of a restoration job when a technician's training comes to the fore and ensures that the affected area has the best chance of being returned to its original state, before the flood.

We thoroughly check residential properties with flood damage in Westwood before any restoration work begins. SERVPRO engineers understand the importance of communicating with you throughout the service as they figure out the appropriate safety and drying procedure. Most important of all is to discover where the water has come from and how to shut it off at the source.

Some information that may seem trivial can be extremely crucial to a qualified restorer. The length of time, for example, that water has sat is essential to developing a tailored response. Over a prolonged period, clean water can become grey water, and grey water can become black. By understanding exposure time, a SERVPRO technician can determine whether the source of water is contaminated or not.

Water spreads from its source migrating from wet to dry areas. A prolonged exposure, resulting from the property being vacated for several days before noticing the damage, could result in a broader spread of residual moisture. SERVPRO can use advanced detection equipment, including thermal hygrometers, moisture sensors, and infrared cameras to locate migrating water. Water that has migrated beneath cabinets, into cavities, crawlspaces or subfloor can have a significant impact on restoration procedure.

The ultimate goal of a scoping procedure is to tailor our approach to your property. We can take notes and photographs throughout as well as creating an inventory of damage to be passed on to your adjuster, making your claims procedure as simple as possible. Once work begins, the scoping procedure ensures that our service is both time and cost efficient.

Expert assistance is just a phone call away, contact SERVPRO of Beverley Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 today.

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Our Crew Can Necessitate Soot Cleanup Services In Your Los Angeles Home After A Fire

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Crew Can Necessitate Soot Cleanup Services In Your Los Angeles Home After A Fire We have the tools and expertise to deal with the aftermath of a fire and restore your property to its pre-fire damage condition.

Fire Damage In Your Los Angeles Residence Can Necessitate Soot Cleanup Services

After a fire, homeowners commonly find soot on ceilings, walls, and other objects or materials in their homes. Most wall surfaces, including painted drywall, brick, or wallpaper, are porous. Soot consists of fine particles that can penetrate deeply into porous surfaces, causing lingering odors and stains.

Most of the time, it's possible to remove soot from ceilings and walls, but in serious cases, it may be necessary to remove, repaint or reinstall affected materials like wallpaper and drywall. To get the best outcome from soot cleanup after fire damage in your Los Angeles residence, you should hire a professional restoration firm like SERVPRO. Our fire restoration experts are equipped to handle the smoke, ash, and soot cleanup process quickly and effectively. We begin soot cleanup by removing most of the dry soot using a duster, HEPA vacuum or dry cleaning sponge.

When cleaning some surfaces like wallpaper, the appropriate method to use is dry cleaning. Other surfaces can respond well and tolerate wet cleaning procedures. Using a chemical-dry sponge or a dry-cleaning sponge is appropriate when a high oxygen fire has caused soot to build up in a particular area. The soot can smear and leave an unsightly stain if one attempts to use a wet cleaning method. Before we perform any wet cleaning procedures, we test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous, small area like behind a switch plate to see if it causes any staining.

Soot can cause further damage in your home if it is ground and smudged into paint, plaster, wallpaper, walls, upholstery, and carpets. The odor that soot can cause is difficult to eradicate with typical cleaning methods and household products. Normal household vacuums are inefficient in removing soot and ash for they redeposit the particles around a house which can contaminate previously unaffected rooms and areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can use HEPA vacuums to remove soot from the affected areas, including sockets and light switches. If you do not clean these fixtures before use, short-circuiting can occur. HEPA vacuums trap the particles, preventing them from redepositing.

For help in removing soot from your home, contact SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540. We have the tools and expertise to deal with the aftermath of a fire and restore your property to its pre-fire damage condition.

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Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Beverly Hills Home To Pre-Damage Condition

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Beverly Hills Home To Pre-Damage Condition We strive to provide every customer with effective and efficient drying services, especially when contending with the effects of a flood.

Protecting Tilework In Flooded Beverly Hills Homes

Many of the homes and mansions throughout Beverly Hills feature large spreads of marble and tilework. Terrazzo specialists worked to meticulously place thousands of pieces of ceramic and porcelain veneer to make elaborate tapestries of the floors of many homes throughout our area. When water loss incidents and flooding occurs, these are often the areas of the property that contend with the standing water and the greatest of the saturation. Protecting these elements and flooring options requires a fast response and reaching out to trained professionals with extensive training in flood recovery.

Flood damage to your Beverly Hills home does not happen instantaneously. While there are many concerns with what standing water can do, tilework is often among the most impervious materials when it comes to penetration and saturation into the subflooring. While it can resist penetration for a time, it cannot do so indefinitely. Our SERVPRO experts understand the importance of efficient and effective extraction work in these circumstances, as it takes the pressure off of vulnerable points in the flooring such as the grouted joints.

Often to address the standing water that commonly follows a flood, our SERVPRO professionals must utilize our array of extraction tools from wet-vacs to gas-powered pumps. We strive to have the right tool for the damage, and so we bring many of these units and helpful tools along with our Green Fleet when it rolls out from our warehouse.

With grout joints being the likely point of penetration for water damage, drying out the flooring material is important. We work to have this starting immediately to prevent moisture reaching the subflooring, as this would require more specialized equipment and approaches. With the right response to the disaster, our professionals can prevent costly water damage.

We strive to provide every customer with effective and efficient drying services, especially when contending with the effects of a flood. You can depend on the fast response and the advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood technicians to protect your intricate flooring. Give us a call anytime at (310) 390-7540.

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Our Advanced Equipment Will Restore Your Home In Century City To Pre-Damage Condition

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Advanced Equipment Will Restore Your Home In Century City To Pre-Damage Condition SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood can help you to recover from the effects of fire damage in your home.

The Tools SERVPRO Uses For Smoke And Fire Damage In Century City

One of the most noticeable effects of fire damage in Century City is the presence of smoke odors in the home long after other signs of damage have been repaired or covered up. Smoke particles cannot be masked or neutralized by store-bought air fresheners and deodorizers and typically require the help of a certified restoration company like SERVPRO to remove from your home permanently. We arrive Faster to Any Size Disaster with the appropriate tools and chemicals necessary to eliminate smoke odors from a variety of different types of fires. With these tools in hand, our crews can take care of odors permanently and leave your home without a single scar to show from the fire.

Some of the most high-tech tools SERVPRO technicians use to take care of fire damage in Century City are solely dedicated to the task of neutralizing smoke odors. Our thermal fogging devices create thick fogs of odor-eliminating compounds that mimic the spread of smoke throughout your home and target even the most deeply embedded smoke particles. For tight spaces and smaller areas, we also carry smaller Ultra-Low Volume fogging devices that perform the same functions in hard-to-reach places that may contain smoke residues.

These machines send out specialized mixtures of odor-neutralizing agents that can sometimes be designed for specific types of smoke damage. Fires that burn through wet materials can often produce different residues than dry fires, and if kitchen grease is added into the mix, this may force us to use even more specific chemicals. Our inspectors carefully evaluate the scene of the disaster to determine which mixtures should be used to eradicate all traces of odor from the area. When combined with our extensive cleaning work, HVAC system clean outs, and other restorative procedures, we leave your home looking like the disaster never even happened.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood can help you to recover from the effects of fire damage in your home. Call us 24/7 at (310) 390-7540.

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Call Us 24/7 After A Flood Has Damaged Your Beverly Hills Home

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call Us 24/7 After A Flood Has Damaged Your Beverly Hills Home Contact us now at (310) 390-7540 for flood damage restoration services in Beverly Hills, Westwood and Century City.

Get Effective Flood Damage Cleanup Services Your Beverly Hills Home

Flooding can be one of the most disastrous things homeowners can experience. Household flooding can occur if heavy winds tear the roof, causing rainwater to enter your property. When a roof leak occurs, the attic and the items stored there sustain damage. If a house does not have an attic and the hole is significant, it can damage the interior ceiling. Ceiling plaster can bubble and expand while ceiling paint can darken. The leaking water can also ruin plaster and paint on nearby walls.

In the long term, the most severe consequence of flooding caused by a torn roof is mold growth throughout the home’s structure, including the HVAC system and vents. To prevent costly flood damage to your Beverly Hills home, you can hire a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to clean it up. Our technicians have the expertise and equipment required to clean up, disinfect and dry a property to return it to its preloss condition.

Upon arriving at a water damage job site, SERVPRO technicians pre-inspect the area and then begin the mitigation process. The flood may have already receded when our technicians come to your property. If that is the case, our crew can use industrial strength wet/dry vacuums to remove the remaining water to minimize the drying time and prevent secondary water damage. If structural items like subfloors and walls need cleaning, we choose the appropriate cleaning method to clean them.

Our technicians also evaluate all contents exposed to high humidity or water for cleaning needs. We check clothing, closets and storage areas for materials, which need cleaning and deodorizing. We also check if wall hanging and photos have sustained damage from high humidity and condensation. We use different types of dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, including the low-Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifier. This dehumidifier moves air over a cold coil to transform water vapor into liquid. It features a double cooling system, which lowers the temperature of air containing moisture, once it gets into the machine.

When your home has flooded, SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is ready to assist you with the cleanup work. We're a leader in the restoration industry. Contact us now at (310) 390-7540 for flood damage restoration services in Beverly Hills, Westwood and Century City. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Best Way to Dry Your Flooded Century City Home

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Best Way to Dry Your Flooded Century City Home Flooding can happen, even in Century City. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

Flood Damage Restoration in Your Century City Home

Groundwater flooding can cause a host of issues for homeowners in Century City. Spring rains and spring flooding can cause your sewer system to back up, damage to your structure, plus damage appliances. There are fortunately some remedies that can help you to minimize the damage.  

When the groundwaters have entered your home and caused flood damage to your Century City structure, you need the help of the professionals. At SERVPRO, we train and equip our technicians to handle these situations so we can get the water out of your home and get everything dry again as soon as possible.  

When groundwater flooding is not as severe, you can block or raise your appliances, furniture, or other items which could be affected by coming into direct contact with the water for an extended time. Also, you could install a false floor over the slab of your basement, as it lets water drain under the false floor so it can drain to a sump pump.  

When SERVPRO technicians arrive, we remove any standing water in your home can be taken out with powerful, truck-mounted pumps. Upon completion, we can proceed with getting your home dry again. We may need to remove furniture and other items to an offsite location while we restore your home, then return them when finished with the restoration. Dehumidifiers and industrial strength fans help us dry the affected areas quickly. These devices are monitored by us each day to ensure we get the fastest drying time possible.  

It may be a good idea to install a drainage system around the edge of your basement floor. It allows water to channel from the walls to a sump or drain for removal. If your foundation or basement doesn’t already have a drain tile installed, think about an excavation of your home’s exterior to allow you to install washed stone gravel and a drain tile, plus waterproofing of the walls. The drain tile makes it, so water diverts away from your residence if there is a slope.  

When flooding occurs in your home in Westwood, Century City, or Beverly Hills, SERVPRO of Beverly Hills/Westwood can help you restore your home, so it was like nothing ever happened. Give us a call at (310) 390-7540 as soon as you can after the flooding so that we can help you avoid additional damages.

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Don't Wait To Call Our Experts After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Beverly Hills Home

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Wait To Call Our Experts After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Beverly Hills Home In case of a water spill in your home, call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. You can reach us at (310) 390-7540 any time.

How To Get Fast Results When Restoring Water Damage In Beverly Hills

Incidents of water damage are common considering how often water is used in day-to-day activities. Even though you might panic in the aftermath of such an incident, there is a need to act quickly. Most of the severe damages associated with water take time to develop so taking quick remedial action limits the impact. We offer professional restoration services in Beverly Hills that help save items and restore the property to its preloss state.
 
Most cases of water damage in Beverly Hills involve copious amounts of water spilled when plumbing systems leak or burst. Rainwater from a leaking roof can also cause problems. Removing the water as fast as it spills is the best water to mitigate damage. Our SERVPRO technicians use high-speed pumps or truck-mounted water extractors, which can remove thousands of gallons within a short while.
 
When water spills, it migrates to different areas of the property as porous materials absorb it. Carpets, drywall and wooden materials in floors and other sections of the property easily absorb the water. Checking the level of migration helps ensure the right removal procedures can be utilized. Our SERVPRO technicians use many moisture detection tools to check levels of moisture migration. We use FLIR thermal cameras to detect wet areas, especially in concealed areas. We also have moisture sensors that we use to probe materials to check the level of moisture they hold and thermo-hygrometers, which help us, gauge the relative humidity in different sections of the property.
 
Drying the moisture from the affected property is perhaps the most daunting process because it involved evaporating which is a slow process. Various actions can help improve the evaporation rate including increasing the rate of airflow over the affected areas and content. Higher temperature also helps because it increases the amount of moisture air can hold. Our SERVPRO technicians use fast air movers and dehumidifiers for fast drying.
 
In case of a water spill in your home, call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. You can reach us at (310) 390-7540 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Restore Your Century City Bookstore To Pre-Damage Condition

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Restore Your Century City Bookstore To Pre-Damage Condition Many of the books and other compositions you have in your store can immediately become at risk when water loss situations occur in your bookstore.

Quick Extraction For Your Century City Bookstore

While so many readers have already gone the way of digital formatting, you still see a great deal of foot traffic to your Century City bookstore daily. While you strive to provide a calm atmosphere for your customers with an organized display to help patrons locate what they are looking for quickly, water loss incidents can make things chaotic and require you to shut your doors until the appropriate cleanup and removal efforts have taken place.

As you might expect, beyond the immediate risks to the customers, your stock is also at risk until water removal in your Century City bookstore has taken place. With the organic composition of the average paperback and hardcover novel stocked in your store, moisture can distort the pages of these books and leave many of them within the immediately affected area in danger of facilitating mold growth and other hazardous effects.

From the time that our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your business, we must set up containment of the affected area and remove at-risk items from the damaged portion of the store. Our pack-out process can protect novels and other publications from the moisture damage and direct exposure of spreading standing water. Water removal is the most effective approach to reducing the pressing risks to the structure, shelving, and other contents of the shop.

While we have many unique tools and equipment that can remove standing water from your building, we often choose to use portable sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands. These units are highly mobile, allowing us to move about the affected areas freely. For more severe situations, we also arrive with an extractor truck in our SERVPRO Green Fleet of service vehicles.

Many of the books and other compositions you have in your store can immediately become at risk when water loss situations occur in your bookstore. Let our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood rapid response team help you restore the damaged areas. Give our experts a call today at (310) 390-7540.

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Unmonitored Space Heaters Can Cause Fire Damage in a Century City House

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Unmonitored Space Heaters Can Cause Fire Damage in a Century City House SERVPRO recommends never leaving a portable heater unattended in your home.

SERVPRO’s Tips to Prevent Fire Damage in Your Home

Space heaters can be a great way to warm up the coldest areas of your house throughout the harshest of winter months. They are not without their potential threats, however. Monitoring them carefully and not leaving these heaters running unattended can help prevent unnecessary damage to your Century City home, let alone those who live inside of it.

Electric and gas space heaters offer a great deal of warmth and can completely transform the coldest areas of your house into the most comfortable. They also put out lots of concentrated heat, and many of them feature grills or open flames that burn hot enough to scald a person or to catch loosely hanging fabrics or drapes on fire. There are some words of caution about these heaters if you want to virtually eliminate the possibility of fire damages to your Century City residence.

The first step is to consider the placement of your heater very wisely. While it might require being close enough to an outlet to plug in, you should be mindful of the furniture and other objects in the room that could inadvertently make contact with the heater. With the excessive heat and open design of many of the small room heaters, something left too close to the heat could catch on fire (even without directly touching).

As many of our experienced SERVPRO team would tell you, preventing fire damage is often as simple as walking yourself through all of the scenarios that might happen. People do not intend to set their homes on fire, but these accidents can happen with a lack of foresight. As an added precaution, you should not leave these types of heaters on unattended in a room that you are not currently occupying.

While regrettable, house fires and small incidents do occur when using space heaters. While it might not be significant enough to force you to leave the house, sometimes the remains of the soot or the lingering odor of burned materials can be more than you can repair or remedy on your own. Our fire restoration team is equipped with deodorizing equipment to neutralize smoke and foul odors, and our commitment to mitigating your loss ensures that we restore the damage promptly.

No matter what degree of fire damage you might have to deal with, you can trust us at SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood to make it right. Call us 24/7 at (310) 390-7540.

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