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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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What You Can Do When Your Child Floods Your Century City Bathroom And Hallway

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What You Can Do When Your Child Floods Your Century City Bathroom And Hallway In order to prevent further damages, such as microbial growth, it is wise to call a professional restoration company.

Flooding In Your Bathroom And Hallway

Children are known to be curious, but sometimes that curiosity can leave you needing professional water cleanup services inside your home. When your child allows your bathroom tub to flood the floor of your bathroom, as well as the hallway, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the mess. However, it is essential for you to call for professional help.

It may be unwise to try and handle the water cleanup inside of your Century City home by yourself, though it may seem tempting. While it is not always the case that you cannot clean up the mess yourself, it is wise to call for professional services when it comes to your carpeted hallway. It may even feel almost impossible to dry out your hallways by yourself because carpets can absorb so much water. In order to prevent further damages, such as microbial growth, it is wise to call for professionals who can make sure the moisture levels in your home are adequate.

Upon receiving your call, SERVPRO can send a team of our technicians to your home as fast as possible. Our professionals understand how important it's to handle water spills as quickly as possible to prevent further damages. We also know that the quicker we get the job done, the sooner you can get back to your everyday life.

When SERVPRO arrives at your home, our team of IICRC-certified technicians can begin the remediation process by using advanced trade tools. To address the puddles of water left behind in your bathroom, we can use wet/dry vacuums to remove the excess. To handle your soaked carpeting in the hallway, SERVPRO can use a tool called an extractor to simultaneously remove water while also providing heat to dry the fibers.

Should the walls inside your bathroom be damp from the water, SERVPRO can use further tools such as dehumidifiers and air movers. Using the tools together allows us to create an ideal environment that fosters evaporation. Once the moisture levels in your bathroom are back to an acceptable rate, we can leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."

Should your child cause your home to need urgent water cleanup services, never wait. Dial the number (310) 390-7540 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. Day or night, we're here to help.

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SERVPRO's Fire Damage Team in Westwood Village Talks About Contents

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO's Fire Damage Team in Westwood Village Talks About Contents When your home has been affected by fire damage, the situation can seem insurmountable. Contact SERVPRO right away for fire damage remediation.

Our Technicians Understand That Fire Damage Claims Need to be Separated Between Building Materials and Contents

If a fire ever ignites inside your Westwood Village home, your possessions and building's structural components can get ruined. Depending on how big the fire gets and how long it burns, fire damage can occur in different parts of the home. When first assessing the issues, our SERVPRO crew inspects the entire home including rooms near and far away from the initial source. Our estimators bring in test kits and other tools to figure out the extent of the fire damage.
During a blaze, there are several conditions created that can cause damage to your property. Our SERVPRO team has experience in dealing with both smoke and fire damage problems in Westwood Village. When items get burnt or charred, we can sometimes repair the items with sanding and refinishing. When smoke coats an object's surface with soot residues, our crew can often clean the items with specialized techniques and detergents.
As a part of the initial estimate, our SERVPRO team goes through the house and figures out what we can save and what we think has been ruined and must be discarded and replaced. Most insurance companies separate coverage based on what it will cover of your building materials and your contents. Since insurance companies separate the two types of items, we record the damage in the two different categories as well.
In many cases, our crew will conduct the cleaning and repair procedures separately as well. When this happens, we move out all of your damaged possessions and either move them to an unaffected area in your house or to a separate location. By moving your contents out of the damaged building, we can clean your possessions without causing more damage to building materials.
As a part of the estimate, we always use visual documentation for several reasons. When we have videos and pictures of the damage that occurred, we can better justify our work procedures to your insurance adjuster. Taking pictures and video of the damage also makes sure that we do not miss any areas that got affected. Any time your home suffers from issues related to smoke or fire, call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 any time of the day.

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Commercial Water Damage Technicians in Century City Talk about Structural Drying

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Technicians in Century City Talk about Structural Drying The ABC's of Water Removal in Century City Commercial Buildings Is Spelt S-E-R-V-P-R-O

Rapid Water Removal Helps Keep the Daycare Center Safe for the Tots

If water ever leaks into your Century City daycare, the situation can be disastrous. Excessive moisture causes unsafe conditions for the children attending your business. If building materials get saturated, they can fall apart and create hazards. Structural components can also weaken making your building unsafe for any occupants. If a water leak goes unnoticed for longer than 48 hours, mold growth can occur. Once a fungus forms it can quickly put out spores that get into the air. Mold can cause health effects in some people. Therefore microbes that exist in a structure's airflow system can create air quality issues for your little customers.
Any time excessive moisture affects your pre-school, our SERVPRO technicians know that it is vital to mitigate issues promptly. We use extractors and advanced drying equipment to reduce the extent of commercial water damage inside your Century City company. The quicker a structure dries, the less likely mold and other secondary issues can occur.
Depending on how wet materials inside your place of business are, there are a variety of different types of equipment and techniques our SERVPRO remediation team can utilize to remove moisture. The first step is to extract or vacuum up all of the water our specialized extractors can pull out of your building's materials. Once the powerful vacuum can no longer suck up water out of carpet, upholstery, and other things, we start the drying process.
When drying out a structure, several different conditions come into play. For one, the affected room must have air circulation so that water that evaporates into the air from wet substances gets pushed away from the affected surfaces. Next, we reduce humidity levels with dehumidification systems so that water vapor does not cause secondary damage. Lastly, we raise the temperature in the affected regions of the structure because warmer air can hold a larger amount of vapor than cold air. If the drying area is kept relatively warm, then the entire process can go much quicker. Monitoring and controlling the Relative Humidity RH can speed up the drying process.
Our SERVPRO team knows that your daycare customers deserve to feel safe and healthy even during the restoration process. We always take extra measures to make sure anyone in the building is safe while mitigation procedures commence. If you ever notice wet areas inside your pre-school, call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 any day of the week.

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What Level Of Clean Should You Expect During Water Cleanup in Century City?

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Level Of Clean Should You Expect During Water Cleanup in Century City? SERVPRO Removes Water and Freshens Up Properties in Century City

Century City Properties Benefit from SERVPRO Water Removal and Cleaning Procedures

Water cleanup services can help in achieving any of the three levels of clean: sanitary, disinfected and sterile. Environments which are entirely free from contamination are considered to be sterile. Achieving this state of clean during restoration is difficult - sterilization usually takes place in hospital operating chambers. That means we do not perform sterilization when attending to water events in Century City.

Our SERVPRO technicians perform water cleanup in Century City when sewer backups burst or in instances where blood exists. Ideally, the disinfected level of clean - remove 99% of contaminants and soils - could have been the best solution to control the viruses and bacteria which might cause health effects after exposure. Still, our routine cleaning procedures do not attain this level of clean.
Attaining the sanitary level of clean means the removal of contaminants is within the limits where protection of health is guaranteed. Though some soil contamination may still exist at the site, this state of cleanliness is acceptable. When our SERVPRO technicians are working for you, this is the minimum level of cleanliness that we always achieve. Though it sounds easy to achieve, it can be difficult without the right products and equipment.
Deodorization is one of the procedures that our SERVPRO technicians perform to address the odor problem which usually comes up after a water damage incident. The deodorization technique we choose depends typically on the situation at hand and the surface we are cleaning. For instance, we can use pump sprayers or ULV foggers to dispense deodorants when neutralizing the smell on ceilings and walls. When dealing with carpets, we use an appropriate disinfectant to treat both the floor and the two sides of the carpet. It is important to remember that before removing the odor source is always the first thing we perform before we can apply the scent neutralizing deodorants.
SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood offers 24-hour emergency services that address storm, mold, fire and water damage incidents. Call us at (310) 390-7540 for our highly experienced and trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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