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The Real Truth Behind the Connection Between Fire Damage and Water Damage in Beverly Hills

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Truth Behind the Connection Between Fire Damage and Water Damage in Beverly Hills Fire damage and water damage often go hand in hand. Should your home face either scenario, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Water Damage Recovery from Beverly Hills Wildfire Extinguishment

With the wildfires still a pressing concern for California residents, many Beverly Hills homeowners must contend with the effects of this disaster on their property. Even when the property is not directly within the path of the blaze, homes and businesses contend with firefighting efforts such as high volumes of water and aerial efforts such as fire retardant dropped from planes ahead of the fire line. Even with the fire beyond the area, many homeowners are getting their first look at the effects from the wildfire on their properties now that they can return to assess.

Once you get a look at the property, many homeowners might be relieved that the fire has mostly missed the house, but they still have water damage in Beverly Hills to contend with from area firefighting efforts and small extinguishments within the home. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly, even in this widespread disaster to offer you efficient assistance when you need it the most. With a delicate timetable to recover items and construction elements from pooling water and oversaturation, you need a team that can respond fast with the tools and equipment that can work immediately towards a resolution.

Our franchise prides itself on having industry-leading equipment designed to save our customers their time and money. We can work on improving indoor air quality immediately with the use of advanced technology like air scrubbers to reduce the presence of mold spores to limit the possibility of colonization in susceptible areas.

Our SERVPRO team understands that you put extensive work into making your home exactly how you want it. We have a range of equipment to float carpeting to dry out both this material and the subflooring beneath, we can work with air movers to force moisture out of structural elements, and we use our premier cleaning training to make the water damage in your home “Like it never even happened.”

Regardless of how water damage has occurred in your home, it is not something you need to face alone. Give our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood water restoration specialists a call today at (310) 390-7540.

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When Your Restaurant In Century City Experiences A Flood, We Are The Team To Call!

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Restaurant In Century City Experiences A Flood, We Are The Team To Call! Our technicians are highly trained and can restore your property to its pre-storm condition whenever possible.

Our Commercial Flood Damage Services In Century City Can Restore Your Restaurant

The storm last night brought a significant amount of water inside your restaurant. Flood waters contain contaminants such as raw sewage, harmful chemicals, and dead rodents, which is why it is vital that you call professionals right away. Our technicians are highly trained and can restore your property to its pre-storm condition whenever possible. Plus, we work fast to save as many of the contents inside your restaurant that we can.

SERVPRO commercial flood damage teams in Century City arrive prepared to work. The first step our techs can take is finding and preventing water from flowing inside your business. Next, we can begin extracting all standing water from the affected areas. Our crews may use truck-mounted or portable extractors as well as pumps to remove water from inside the structure quickly. They may also use other pieces of equipment such as wet vacs and extracting wands to eliminate moisture.

We may need to remove items from the restaurant to preserve them and to help reduce your damages. If we have to pack-out contents, you can expect our technicians to keep a full inventory and to categorize, label and track all items we remove from the premises like tables, chairs and various food items. We can discard anything that we deem unsafe due to contamination. Our team can remove and clean safe items with our industrial-strength cleaning products. Plus, they can use EPA-registered antimicrobial products to sanitize all contents before they return them to the restaurant.

When drying the structure, our crew may utilize air scrubbers to purify and clean the atmosphere inside the building. Plus, they may employ air movers and axial fans to increase and speed up the drying phase. The techs may also use dehumidifying equipment and heaters to target dry specific areas and to force moisture from the structure.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood commercial flood damage restoration can help. We understand that you need to make a profit and set goals to get you back in business as soon as possible. We are available to assist you any time you need our services. Call us 24/7 at (310) 390-7540.

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The Real Truth Behind Water Damage and How it Can Affect Your Westwood Property

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Truth Behind Water Damage and How it Can Affect Your Westwood Property When water damage affects part of your home, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for efficient water damage remediation services.

Why You Should Choose SERVPRO For Water Damage In Your Westwood Home

In Westwood, damage to even a modestly sized home can run into thousands of dollars after even just a day or two. Expensive furniture, carpets, and other high-end items in the home need immediate care and restoration to begin as quickly after a disaster as possible.
Most Westwood water damage results from a failed plumbing issue, and not from a storm or other natural event. SERVPRO technicians and specialist train to quickly respond, removing this water from the home as fast as possible and immediately begin restoring both personal and structural property. Our office maintains a deep inventory of the latest equipment needed to stop damage and return as much of the home to its original condition.
After removing the water, our immediate task is to begin drying as much of the home as possible. One of the methods we can quickly set up in minutes involves dehumidifiers. These machines draw water from the air and nearby property such as curtains and upholstered furniture. Removing moisture and lowering the humidity level in the home augments our other methods as well. Drier air allows evaporation to happen more quickly which helps to save building materials like drywall panels.
As the dehumidifiers work, technicians begin using extraction devices to dry carpets. For most, that means using extraction wands which efficiently remove water from carpets and carpet pads. For thicker carpets, SERVPRO specialists can also use a riding extractor. The driver propels this larger device which has a platform that uses his weight to press down on the carpet and pad, allowing it to remove more water. Regardless of the cost of the carpet, most pads are cheap, and we nearly always advise replacing them than go to the expense of attempting restoration.
As specialist dry the carpets, team members remove furniture to either an unaffected part of the home or to a covered area outside. They place the items on blocks or pallets, and immediately set up fans to increase air circulation around them. The fans naturally speed up the drying process without the risk of cracking or splitting the damp wood.
If needed, team members can also use air movers to generate warm air across the surfaces to force out moisture. They monitor and adjust the level of heat and the airspeed to prevent accidentally causing secondary damage.
SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood uses these first actions to reduce and eliminate the effects of water damage in area homes. If you need us to help return your home to a safe, dry condition, call us at (310) 390-7540 today.

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The Woolsey Fire Eventually Gives Way to SERVPRO Cleanup for Our Beverly Hills Neighbors

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Woolsey Fire Eventually Gives Way to SERVPRO Cleanup for Our Beverly Hills Neighbors SERVPRO Cleans Up the Smoke, Odors, and Ashe to Help Save Your Possessions in Beverly Hills After a Fire

24-Hour Service for Fire Damage in Your Beverly Hills Home

When your Beverly Hills home gets threatened by a natural disaster or some unforeseen emergency within the house that ignites, you depend on services designed to respond quickly in these situations. We strive to be available for our customers the moment that they need us, offering 24/7 responses to emergencies that threaten the properties of our customers.

With fire in or around your Beverly Hills property, many widespread effects can impact the home. Having a team of professionals that can respond quickly within these unfortunate circumstances can help to preserve structural elements threatened by these fire damages and protect the contents of the property from irreparable damages as well.

Our highly-trained SERVPRO technicians offer fast response times regardless of when disaster strikes. With the recent widespread wildfires, homes became damaged and affected at all hours of the day, and our professionals were there to help. We understand that the timing of the response to a fire can affect the extent of the damage if the structure is left standing. The Woolsey Fire now raging has already forced the evacuation of about 200,000 residents. There will be, unfortunately, many homes leveled from the conflagration. Our Green Fleet remains available 24/7 stocked and ready to respond to all of the victims of this current wildfire and emergencies yet to be seen. We are standing by to help relieve the stress from our neighbors with salvaging whatever is possible.

Trusting our SERVPRO professionals to respond to your fire-damaged home is a wise choice because of the extensive training that each of our technicians undergoes to obtain their IICRC certifications in Fire and Smoke Restoration. Each of these employees continue that education and improvement of their craft with ongoing opportunities for in-house training and e-learning coursework to give them skillsets for mitigation, water restoration techniques, and other niches that can prove useful on fire recovery jobs.

While avoiding the damage from a widespread wildfire seems impossible, recovering from this disaster is not something that you have to face alone. Let our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood fire restoration technicians put our expertise and industry-leading equipment to work for you. Give us a call today at (310) 390-7540.

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How to Minimize the Extent of the Water Damage Even if Your Beverly Hills Home was Affected by a Storm

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Minimize the Extent of the Water Damage Even if Your Beverly Hills Home was Affected by a Storm If water damage affected your home, the best recourse is a call to SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Water Recovery for Your Beverly Hills Home After Severe Weather

Severe weather systems are common to the Beverly Hills area, and homes and businesses fall victim to the harsh effects of these passing events regularly. The region is susceptible to occurrences like high-winds, torrential rainfall, and flooding under the right conditions. Even with homes and properties throughout the area getting reinforced to withstand this possibility in modern construction, homes throughout the immediate area become adversely affected by damaging storms.

A problematic outcome of storm effects to your Beverly Hills home is the water damage that these vulnerabilities allow for the interior of your residence. Areas like your roof are only as strong as their weakest point, and once a portion of this defense becomes compromised, the damage continues to widen and worsen until the water can pass through the penetration point unabated.

The trouble with flooding and substantial water loss incidents that originate from the roof and attic area of your home is that homeowners often do not realize there is an issue until it has reached the level beneath the attic. By this point, our SERVPRO technicians must not only contend with the source of this water damage but work to overcome its effects that have spread throughout the attic and floors below.

Our restoration teams arrive equipped with the latest technology and equipment to make the process as efficient as possible. From truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps for fast extraction to moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery cameras for dampness identification, we have the necessary tools to make a difference quickly. Drying the area thoroughly can help to limit the possibility of irreparable damage to construction materials, flooring, and ceiling tiles/materials.

While you might not be aware of a potential hazard from a weakening roof, you can remain assured that the right professionals with the top equipment can arrive quickly to help lessen this water loss blow to your home and lifestyle. Our SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood restoration crew works quickly to minimize our impact and presence on your life and to get the job done as promptly as possible. You can reach our technicians anytime by calling (310) 390-7540.

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We Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage Disaster And Restore Your Beverly Hills Home

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage Disaster And Restore Your Beverly Hills Home Cleaning a fire damaged property can be a tedious task.

Cleaning Different Surfaces After Fire Damage In Beverly Hills

Fires deposit a lot of soot and other smoke debris on various surfaces. Most of this debris concentrates on walls and the ceiling of the Beverly Hills property affected by the fire. When a fire burns, smoke-filled air rises because it is less dense than the cold air in the surroundings. This forces cooler air near the ceiling to flow downwards creating convection currents. This explains why most of the smoke residue settles on the ceiling and upper sections of the walls. By following the right procedures, removing such debris becomes easier.

Different approaches can help when cleaning fire damage in Beverly Hills. The method chosen might depend on the kind of finish on the surface. Typical finishes include paint, acoustic plaster, acoustic tile, textured plaster or metallic tile. Walls might also have fabrics, wallpaper, carpeting or flocking as covers but these are rarely used in ceilings. To ensure good results from the cleaning exercise, our SERVPRO technicians pretest the affected area for cleanability. We consider the soiling type to decide whether it requires wet or dry cleaning.

If a moderately soiled ceiling with non-greasy residue, dry cleaning is sufficient. This works for all types of ceiling materials. If there is heavy dry ash or medium-to-heavy oily residue on the ceiling, wet cleaning is the best. This method works well especially for metal and wood ceilings, or those with a paint finish. Our SERVPRO technicians also use peroxide active cleaning on textured, blown ceilings because highly aggressive wet cleaning can dissolve such finishes.

When choosing the cleaning process, it is crucial to put into account the steps that follow. If the surface requires repainting once the cleanup process is complete, the procedure followed is different from cleaning as a final step. When "cleaning for paint" our SERVPRO team focuses on removing all loose residues and neutralizing the acids in smoke deposits.

Cleaning a fire damaged property can be a tedious task. Call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Determines the Water Cleanup Processes for Your Century City Home

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Determines the Water Cleanup Processes for Your Century City Home Various methods are used to clean up water damage in your home. Sub-floors, dry-walls, and carpet all have different cleaning processes.

Determining the Water Cleanup Needs of Different Items in Your Century City Home

Water cleanup is a necessary process when we are restoring your property after the unfortunate water event. Usually, there are different types of items in a building, and we have to select a cleaning method which does the work efficiently. For instance, the method we use to clean a carpet may be different from the one that we use when cleaning items such as subfloors and walls. We aim to return your Century City property to its former condition, if not better.  

Let us start by looking at the cleanup techniques we use when cleaning carpets in your Century City water damaged property. To choose an appropriate cleaning method, we have to begin by checking on the soiling level. In some instances, the dirt may be resting on the fiber tips, and in some situations, it might penetrate deep into the fibers. We also have to check whether the fibers are stiff, sticky, or matted. Remember, we have to clean the entire room, even if it is a small section of the carpet that is affected.  

The carpet's soiling level can be heavy, moderate, or light. When our SERVPRO technicians are dealing with deep or heavy soiling levels, we may use rotary jet extraction and a deluxe pre-conditioner to rinse the area. We may use hot water extraction when cleaning moderate soiling levels and shampoo when we are attending to low pile carpets. For light soiling levels, we may use hot water extraction, bonnet and shampoo to clean.  

While at the site, our SERVPRO technicians make a list of materials to clean. The degree of exposure to water and humidity determines the cleaning needs of a material. Once we clean the closets, we may come across clothing and other contents that require deodorizing and cleaning.  

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood offers a stress-free cleaning and restoration process to residential and commercial property owners. Have a chance of working with our highly experienced technicians at any time of the day by calling (310) 390-7540.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Water Damage To Your Beverly Hills Commercial Property

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 5 Things You Need To Know About Water Damage To Your Beverly Hills Commercial Property Water plays a large role in your commercial property.

Five Unbelievable Things Beverly Hills Commercial Property Owners Do Not Know About Water Damage

Water plays a large role in your commercial property. For instance, cleaning, laundry, pools, restroom, landscaping, kitchen, heating, and cooling. Although water is a useful resource, it is one of the most destructive elements. How? It can cause physical damage to your commercial property. What you need to know is that water damage can interrupt your business operations without warning. This can result in massive losses. Besides, occupants are exposed to mold spores and other health risks.

Commercial water damage in Beverly Hills is as a result of an overrun bathroom/sink, faulty plumbing, damaged appliances, malfunctioning sprinkler systems and backed up sewers. To prevent mold spores from spreading and allow occupants to resume their normal operations, immediate action is required. SERVPRO technicians are trained, experienced and equipped to handle any water damage emergency. Our experts respond quickly to mitigate the damage and save your property.

As a commercial property owner, there are five things you must know about water emergency.

It Is Unavoidable
Plumbing, sprinkler systems, sewers, and appliances are manufactured and so, they are prone to damage. A surprise leak can soak your floors, walls, basement, and ceiling.

Damage Spreads Fast
Depending on the leak and when it started, the amount of water seeping through the walls, floors, and ceiling quickly becomes a big problem. This leads to mold growth and further damage to your property.

Getting Electrocuted Is Possible
Chances of getting electrocuted are very high when the floor, carpet, and walls of your commercial property are soaked with water. To prevent this, cut the power by shutting off the breakers to the affected rooms.

Slipping On Wet Floors And Stairs Is Also Possible
Getting electrocuted is not the only problem you are exposing your office occupants too. Slipping and falling down can lead to serious injuries.

Never Wait To Get Help
The moment you detect water damage in your commercial property, contact our experts. The sooner you call, the faster our experienced team of restoration experts will respond and save your property.

SERVPRO technicians can start by clearing and moving out office furniture, appliances, and equipment. Using high powered truck mounted pumps, standing water is removed before drying begins. Cleaning your property using antibacterial products is then done to prevent contamination. Thereafter, office furniture plus equipment are moved back in.

Count on SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood for fast, responsive and professional services. If you need us, call our 24/7 line at (310) 390-7540 today.

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SERVPRO Walks You Through The Basics Of Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Beverly Hills

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Walks You Through The Basics Of Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Beverly Hills After a house fire, putting the pieces back together is a difficult task, especially if it is a first-time occurrence.

Guiding You Through Restoration After Fire Damage In Beverly Hills

Personal property damages can be emotionally draining. After a house fire, putting the pieces back together is a difficult task, especially if it is a first-time occurrence. It is not just a case of cleaning away soot or smoke, often secondary water damage from firefighting efforts can be just as damaging to your property or possessions. Taking action may be tough, but that is why professional services are here to guide you through the rebuilding process.

When properties suffer from fire damage in Beverly Hills, the most important thing is to mitigate loss. Porous surfaces can become permanently damaged if not treated quickly. Equally, moisture residing in carpets can saturate the subfloor and become a breeding ground for mold spores. Our team has a 24-hour emergency call line and a team of trained technicians to lead a remediation effort on your behalf.

SERVPRO technicians conduct a pre-test at arrival on site. Although it is understandable that a homeowner is nervous about the condition of their possessions and wants immediate action, a pre-test is an essential step. We can't fix something if we do not know precisely how it is broken. Using a range of equipment we can test for the type of smoke, whether it is wet or dry, trace smoke patterns to areas you may not have seen yourself and decide the best course of action.

Synthetic materials when burnt can release toxins into the surrounding air. SERVPRO is adept at preparing indoor air-quality to ensure the right working conditions for tradespeople and contractors to be brought in. We achieve this by using ozone generators, chemical foggers, and desiccant humidifiers to alter the air itself or neutralize odor particles.

The majority of the work our experts carry out for our communities involves cleaning away damage from carpets, infrastructure, and possessions. Replacing possessions can be costly, making for an expensive claim and increasing the likelihood of your insurance rates rising. SERVPRO work toward a restore over replace method. We can even pack-out your possessions to a restoration facility to save items you may have thought were beyond repair.

Property damage is never easy to deal with, but it does not have to cause extreme or lasting harm. Contact SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 for a restoration service.

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Our Mold Damage Team Can Restore Your Century City Home

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Mold Damage Team Can Restore Your Century City Home Whether you find a small or large patch of mold in your home, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation and containment services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Contain the Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold can be visible or can present a stale or musty odor. If you notice mold in your home, call a professional right away to remediate any damages. Mold can cause health effects, which makes it imperative for homeowners to deal with it as soon as possible.

SERVPRO mold damage teams in Century City are highly trained to use industrial grade disinfectants and specialized equipment to get rid of mold inside your home. Our crew works quickly and efficiently to contain and reduce mold levels inside your home. Also, our crews take proper precautions to ensure they do not spread mold spores to any other areas inside your home. Our techs can use plastic sheeting and tape to seal and contain mold. Plus, our crews can set up areas to clean and sanitize items and any equipment they employ during restoration.
Since mold spores are microscopic, there can be thousands of airborne spores inside your home. Our technicians use commercial grade air scrubbers to clean and to purify the atmosphere inside your residence. Specialized HEPA filters catch and trap mold spores, push them through a hose and contain them inside a bag outside of the residence. These machines can also get rid of stale mold odors. Our techs may also use professional grade anti-fungal sprays to clean areas and to stop mold growth. It is not possible to eliminate every mold spore inside your home, but our techs can get them down to a safe level.
After our technicians remove mold spores and clean surfaces inside your residence, they begin to dry the structure. Drying helps prevent mold re-growth. Our technicians may also use air movers to eliminate moisture. Also, they may use axial fans to force damp air from your home and to speed up drying.
SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood offers mold damage restoration services that can restore your home when possible. Contact us at (310) 390-7540 anytime. We are nearby and here to help.

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