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Don't Let Water Damage To Your Beverly Hills Home Get You Down Call Our Experts At SERVPRO

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don't Let Water Damage To Your Beverly Hills Home Get You Down Call Our Experts At SERVPRO Get in contact with SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood by phoning (310) 390-7540. 24/7, we are always ready to help you.

Professional Water Damage Remediation Services In The Beverly Hills Area

Water damage can strike any home at any given time. Perhaps a pipe burst, or a water supply line was cut. A washing machine could leak, or your bathtub could overfill. There are countless ways that water damage can come to affect you and your home. What matters is that you take steps to ensure that the damage does not worsen through neglect.

In the case of your home, it was your dishwasher leaking during its rinse and drain cycle that caused water damage inside of your Beverly Hills kitchen. Having faulty appliances can be annoying, but it is essential for you to call for help to get them fixed when they cause problems like this. If your dishwasher begins to leak continually, that means that your wooden flooring is being constantly exposed to moisture and this can lead to further problems, such as mold damage.

Thinking ahead and laying out a towel under your dishwasher may seem like a good temporary solution, but the problem is that it does nothing to take the moisture away from your flooring. The wood still has plenty of time to absorb the moisture, and it can begin to bubble, crack, and swell as the water causes it to expand. It is in times like this that it is essential to call for a water damage remediation company, such as SERVPRO.

SERVPRO has a well-earned reputation of being Faster to Any Size Disaster. We always make an effort to arrive at your home swiftly, within a couple of hours of your initial call. However, beyond just fast service, our doors are always open, and SERVPRO can come to your home at any time. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and expertly trained to handle any damage that we come across.

When it comes to your water damage, our SERVPRO technicians can arrive with advanced equipment to begin the restoration process. We can lay drying mats on your floor and then also search for a way to get air movers, or air-blasting tubes, under your flooring so that we may expose both sides of the wood with dry air. Once we're finished drying the water damage in your home, the last thing SERVPRO can do for you is to give you the number of a reputable appliance service company that can fix your leaky dishwasher.

If a leaky appliance causes water damage in your home, never wait to get help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood by phoning (310) 390-7540. 24/7, we are always ready to help you.

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How SERVPRO Keeps the Water Leak in Your Beverly Hills Home From Creating Secondary Damage

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Keeps the Water Leak in Your Beverly Hills Home From Creating Secondary Damage A small crack in a pipe releases a lot of water. Inspect your pipes often for signs of leaks.

How Water Extraction Professionals Help Protect Beverly Hills Properties from Secondary Damages

After a Beverly Hills residence takes on water from a water leak, restoring a dry interior becomes essential to protecting the home's structure and contents from additional harm. Because water quickly evaporates and turns to water vapor, and then, soon after, condense on other surfaces, it is almost impossible to contain lost water.  

If your property is holding water where it should be dry, SERVPRO's water extraction team in Beverly Hills can get things dry, check for current damaged areas, and carry out preventative measures that enhance the work we do. Different materials absorb and retain water, as well as exhibit different ways in which exposure to water affects them. The drying rates also differ between various elements. Knowledge of this information helps us determine the best methods to use while working on your home.  

Water extraction begins with an assessment of the area which provides us with valuable information about the materials involved and the amount of water we need to remove. Part of our water extraction work includes removing waterlogged sections of carpet and drywall. Sometimes we can restore carpeting, but this depends on several factors.  

Removing the moisture that microbes need to grow and destroy materials inside your dwelling, as well as stain clothing and other personal belongings, happens when we remove the water vapor these microorganisms require. Without this extra source of moisture, your home's interior structures and contents remain safe from the effects of microorganisms.  

Mold damage is not the only type of secondary water damage that homes face when water exists in living areas. Stained sections of ceilings in levels below where the accident took place can appear later. The stains are not because of mold, but the discoloration happens when minute particles leach through the drywall and paint. Other problems that can affect a ceiling include warping. Warped ceilings can become highly risky, as they can collapse from the weight of any trapped water. SERVPRO knows how to rectify both situations and make your home “Like it never even happened.”  

Wooden floors and edging that gets wet can become permanently damaged. SERVPRO knows how to dry such aspects of your home, so existing damage decreases in scope. We use industry-accepted procedures, helping these natural components of your home regain their original look as much as possible.  

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood can help you get your home restored after a disaster involving water with our water extraction experts. Holding IICRC certificates in several different areas, we are prepared to take care of every aspect of your home saturated by the water. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line number, (310) 390-7540, 365 days a year.

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Beverly Hills Property Owners Rely on Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Beverly Hills Property Owners Rely on Mold Remediation from SERVPRO Don't Duck a Mold Problem in Beverly Hills--Call SERVPRO Fast

Mold Damage Cleanup Techniques That Residents of Beverly Hills Can Trust  

Monitoring the level of dampness in your property is the key to stopping mold damage. Mold development is common in wet walls, attics, basements, and crawlspaces. Making sure your attics are well ventilated, stopping leaks, and directing water away from your building's foundation can help in preventing such experiences. We are going to cover some of the cleanup and repair procedures that our team performs when dealing with such incidents in Beverly Hills.

There are several techniques that our SERVPRO technicians use when addressing mold damage removal in Beverly Hills. The technique we choose is usually determined by the surface that is infested by the mold. If we are removing the mold from non-porous surfaces such as tiles, glass, tubs, and sinks, then we can scrub with an antimicrobial cleaner. The same procedure cannot work when we are dealing with porous surfaces such as drywall and carpets. We understand that mold can cause health effects, so we wear face masks, gloves, and other protective equipment when scrubbing the mold.
 
We have to replace porous materials such as soft furnishings, insulation, ceiling tiles, mattresses, and couch cushions once they have suffered excessive contamination. We use a vacuum fitted with a HEPA filter when cleaning up the dust and debris that results during the cleanup process. The collected debris is then put in plastic bags and then disposed of as per the local, state, and EPA regulations.
 
It can be challenging to eliminate mold from wooden surfaces completely. While in some cases it is advisable to remove and replace the host material, there are certain situations where we have to use specialized techniques to remove the mold. For instance, we can use sanding or soda-blasting to remove the contamination from wood. Our SERVPRO technicians have the skills and equipment to tend to affected heating and air conditioning ducts. Often the remediation of these conduits is essential in preventing the circulation of mold spores which can cause new infestations.
 
SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood can offer you professional mold cleanup services and advice when your home or business faces such situations. Our team is highly trained and has the experience to deal with all types of disasters. Call (310) 390-7540 to work with a reliable industry leader.

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Discover Secrets for Responding to Westwood Commercial Water Damage

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Discover Secrets for Responding to Westwood Commercial Water Damage If water damage affects your factory or warehouse, lots of valuable inventory could be lost. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal.

Providing Water Extraction for Warehouses Throughout Westwood

When water strikes your Westwood area warehouse, you need to respond with an equal amount of urgency. Water left standing long enough can permanently destroy inventory, machinery, and office equipment, right along with the floors, walls, and structural components of your building.

You need access to a company that specializes in water extraction in Westwood and can respond to large loss situations developing throughout the area. Someone who can provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to address multiple situations affecting different members of our local community all at once.

SERVPRO technicians have experience addressing large loss situations that affect warehouses and storage facilities throughout the area. Whether you are dealing with water damage as the result of a fire or are recovering from a flood, our team is ready and willing to help. We have an entire team of trained professionals available to respond to your water extraction needs 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. No situation is too small or too large; we are trained to provide you with full-service solutions regardless of your circumstances.

SERVPRO puts air movers, dehumidifiers, portable heaters, and water extraction equipment of all shapes and sizes to work fast. We work to draw moisture from the surrounding environment and make every effort to prevent damages to finished products or expensive equipment, including the structure of your building itself. Our services make controlling corrosion, rot, and mold after a flood easier than ever before.

SERVPRO team members work with your business representative throughout the extraction process, providing you with any pertinent information. We help you determine whether specific items remain salvageable and communicate with your insurance adjuster every step of the way. Our team wants to extract water and dry your warehouse as soon as possible, making your facility available to customers within hours or days, instead of weeks or months.

Make a call to SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood today for water extraction, cleanup, and restoration services that help get your warehouse water problems under control fast. (310) 390-7540

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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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