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We Can Save Your Damaged Items From Water Damage In Your Beverly Hills Home

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

A small kitchen mishap can cause so many issues. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Get Quick Water Damage Restoration for your Beverly Hills Home

The water system of your Beverly Hills home is one of the things you should regularly check for damage. Pipe bursts and leaks can result in high water bills and water damage to your property. Changes in water chemistry can corrode the insides of pipes, leading to the development of pinhole leaks. Such leaks can waste water and create damp surfaces in walls, ceilings, and floors among other areas of your house.

The procedure of restoring your Beverly Hills home after water damage can be rather complicated and lengthy. It is therefore vital to let trained water damage restoration specialists from SERVPRO to bring your home back to its original condition. Using our restoration services can allow you to get back to your regular schedule within no time.

Excess moisture can not only ruin your home but also create the ideal environment for mold to develop. To protect your property from a mold infestation, we can use pups to extract the water and then dry, ventilate and disinfect it as quickly as possible. We can respond promptly to your call, assess your situation, and take the appropriate steps to return your property to its preloss condition.

After a water intrusion incident, structural items such as subfloors, carpeting, and walls may require cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians use the appropriate cleaning method and professional products to clean the structural items. Our goal is to ensure that your home looks as good, if not better than it looked before the incident. If water pooled on your carpet, our technicians can clean and deodorize it. We choose a carpet cleaning method that is appropriate for the soiling level. If the loss involved gray water and you want to save the carpet, we can use one of the more aggressive carpet cleaning methods. For deep, heavy soiling, we can use:

  •         Rotary jet extraction



  •         Showcase



  •         Deluxe preconditioner and rinse

For moderate soiling, our CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technician can use hot water extraction, deluxe preconditioner, and rise, shampoo, or hot water extraction. For light soiling, we can use bonnet, shampoo if you have a low pile carpet and hot water extraction.

Some results of water damage may not be apparent at first glance, but you may have to deal with them, eventually. For instance, water influx can cause humidity to increase within the enclosed confines of a home. Water vapor can migrate invisibly into areas of your home that the water did not touch. Extreme humidity can ruin absorbent building materials and valuable possessions like books, sensitive electronics, and photographs. Our technicians use moisture meters and moisture sensors to check for hidden sources of moisture. We then dry out the affected areas using air moving and dehumidification equipment.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood cares about handling your water damage restoration job in Westwood, Century City or Westwood Village with distinction and perfection. Contact us today at (310) 390-7540 for prompt restoration services. We can make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

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After A Fire In West Beverly Hills Call Our Experts

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

If your property has suffered a fire, contact us today at (310) 390-7540 to schedule an inspection and begin the restoration process.

Fire Damage Restoration In West Beverly Hills

Having some of the best-known addresses in the world does not protect West Beverly Hills homes from a disaster like extreme weather or a fire. When a fire does happen, owners must bring in a restoration company to begin work as quickly as the fire department determines it is safe.

Preventing further fire damage to West Beverly Hills homes often requires emergency services that secure the residence from exposure to physically damaged items, smoke residues, and additional threats. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to eliminate these threats and provide the best environment possible for technicians and owners as they work to clean and restore the residence.

The results of fire are different in every home, depending on the temperature and speed of the fire, and what burned. Some tasks are common to most homes, though, and our technicians take each step carefully.

First, they examine the home and board up any broken windows, doors, and other entry points burned into the home by the fire. It prevents intrusions by the weather, animals, and human trespassers.

Next, SERVPRO technicians set up their source of electricity to power lights, heaters, vacuums, and other equipment.

Team members perform the next steps simultaneously. Several set up the equipment to dry the home from the water used to extinguish the fire. Others demolish and remove all property not considered salvageable. If there is a property that can be restored and might be useful in temporary housing, then additional team members clean that immediately for the owner’s use.

Now, technicians clean the structure of the home and deodorize it. That includes removing structural property like drywall and ceiling tiles to clean the wall framing and other structural supports to include those in the attic or crawlspace.

These are the initial steps each team takes to preserve as much of each home and property as possible. There are several steps, though, that homeowners can take before the restoration team arrives at their residence.

    •    Clean soot and residue from live plants. It reduces the damage and may keep some of them alive.

    •    Limit movement in the home to prevent grinding particles into carpets and floors.

    •    If in the home for any reason, keep hands clean to avoid transferring residues from one room to another.

Every home in our area is important to SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. We proudly support our community as well as those of Century City and Westwood Village. If your property has suffered a fire, contact us today at (310) 390-7540 to schedule an inspection and begin the restoration process.

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Are Your Flowers Overwatered?

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO today for your Beverly Hills water issues.

We will be there for your business water damage in Beverly Hills.

A prosperous business in Beverly Hills is hard to achieve. The sheer size of the region invited competition and only the savviest business people succeed. Imagine that you own a flower shop featuring the most creative arrangements, along with a wide array of fresh flowers offered every day. Speed and responsiveness, along with an original approach, is what has made you a favorite of your customers, and you carefully curate those relationships. Now picture for a second that your flower shop is the victim of water damage caused by the sprinklers system responding to a small fire next door. Your displays and materials are soaked, and your customers cannot come into the shop. 

Restoring your Beverly Hills shop after water damage is the key to restoring your livelihood. Calling SERVPRO as soon as you learn about the problem is crucial to minimizing your losses and returning your flower shop to normal. Like you, our SERVPRO team is used to reacting quickly to the needs of our clients, and we are available 24/7 to help your store. 

In an environment as delicate as yours, our SERVPRO crew employs advanced technology to monitor humidity levels. Our hygrometers and infrared moisture sensors allow us to find any hidden spots where water may have accumulated. With the use of industry-grade air circulators and dehumidifiers, we carefully extract water while maintaining the moisture levels you need for flowers to survive. Simultaneously, we may use drying mats to access flooring and other surfaces and eliminate water remains there as well. 

Before our SERVPRO technicians arrive, you should focus on moving as much of your inventory into unaffected areas if any. Upon our arrival, we can help identify any paper goods or materials that need drying. We also identify upholstery or fabric that needs to be treated with equipment such as handheld wands and work carefully to restore it all. 

Excess water should not derail the operations of your flower shop. SERVPRO of Beverly Hills/Westwood is here to minimize disruption. Call us at (310) 390-7540 and let us leave your shop “Like it never even happened.” 

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No Unneeded Drama in Beverly Hills Recovery Efforts by SERVPRO

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

It's Not Our First Rodeo, Call SERVPRO for Property Cleanup and Restoration in Beverly Hills

Fast Service and Customer Satisfaction Focus: Why SERVPRO Delivers High-Quality Disaster Recovery in Beverly Hills

When our customers see their Beverly Hills home brought back to the comfort and function enjoyed before a disaster, they are satisfied they made the call to our team. We stress open communications, checking in with homeowners regularly while completing mitigation and remediation of water, fire, mold, or storm damage. Our mission is to make it “Like it never even happened,” with compassion for the stress and worry our customers endure after their homes suffer harm.

Water Damage
An overflow of a tub or sink might not seem like much of an emergency, but failure to investigate and perform professional water removal in your Beverly Hills home can lead to severe secondary damage issues. Particularly if you did not catch the spillage quickly water might already have migrated throughout many other spaces in your dwelling. Even tile floors develop cracks or have unsealed areas on grout lines that allow water to soak into subflooring or seep into the areas between walls.

It is a wise decision to call for an assessment from our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) after an overflow. Our employees have mastered rigorous coursework relating to the need for moisture detection and the operation of a variety of technologically advanced tools to complete the search. We use thermal imaging to find pockets of water and meters and probes to establish moisture absorption levels in structural components.

We employ many techniques to release and remove trapped water, including limited demotion like flood cuts into wet drywall and powerful equipment like negative pressure water extraction mats that can pull moisture from several layers of flooring. Our knowledge of industry best practices is why SERVPRO can find a solution to your water damage woes with the least disruption to your day to day life.

Fire Damage
After experiencing fire damage to your Beverly Hills home, one concern you might not have anticipated is determining what foods you can keep safe. Working with our employees can help you as you sort through pantry items and refrigerated and frozen foods. The assault on your consumables comes from many fronts, and, likely, you do not realize how easily food can spoil or be tainted by the heat and the fine sooty residues.

Boxes and bags, even if unopened, usually need disposal from your pantry. Smoke is merely uncombusted, carbonized remains of the materials burned by the fire. It deposits as soot, coating surfaces and even moving up the threads of jars and invading containers of staples like rice, flour, pasta, and foods. If canned goods heat, the contents may become nourishment for harmful microorganisms. Our familiarity with these risks is why SERVPRO can promote post-fire practices to safeguard you and your family from foodborne hazards.

If the power is out temporarily, refrigerators and freezers may warm too much to keep food safe. The heat from the fire exacerbates the problem. Even when the appliances remain in operation, soot can invade if the gaskets seal poorly. A clue is whether soot trails are visible when the doors of the coolers open. We can help assess whether some or all foods should be tossed for safety’s sake as we complete other fire mitigation and remediation tasks.
 
Mold Remediation
If spills or hidden water damage are unresolved homeowners in Beverly Hills might contend with mold damage at some point. Mold spores are extremely opportunistic, waiting on a surface or in the air for a bit of water or even high humidity to begin their growth cycle. Once moisture starts the cycle, the mold grows and multiplies, creating even more spores.

Individuals who have a sensitivity to mold spore or the toxins some strains emits can notice irritation when mold growth is active. Our mold remediation crews use protocols designed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain and remove the active colonies. We take care to seal off the area with air scrubbing equipment and barriers to prevent the mold spores from drifting. Our employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for safety and to improve the odds that all efforts at containment keep unaffected spaces clear of active mold growth.

Our commitment to the EPA procedure is why SERVPRO can be counted on to manage mold remediation appropriately. The remediation can do just so much, however, and if the conditions persist, mold growth might as well. We check for moisture issues during the project, advising you to take precautions or action to make sure the issues resolve. If the water problem is left unaddressed, mold growth might recur.

Storm Damage
Wildfires and general erosion patterns are notable for exacerbating the effects of storms in Beverly Hills. Higher elevations and canyons north of the neighborhood can send water mixed with significant amounts of mud and silt toward your residence when torrential rainstorms fall. It is not uncommon for evacuation orders to be issued when concerns arise around flash flooding and landslides. Your property might be vulnerable, and our team is ready to help.

Beverly Hills storm damage issues were in the news more frequently than ever this past spring. When you face the potential of not only rainwater flooding but also enormous amounts of dirt and gravel invading your home, you take great care in choosing a storm recovery partner. The highly-qualified crews and state-of-the-art equipment available after just one call are why SERVPRO is recommended by homeowners who enjoyed successful results when our team responded to flooding or mudslides.

The tasks needed range from shoveling debris, containing and removing contaminated water, disposing of hazardous materials according to local regulations, cleaning, structural drying, and disinfection of affected spaces. Speedy completion of these jobs makes all the difference between a residence we can return to you in preloss condition and property that experiences progressive deterioration and secondary damage such as microbial growth.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is prepared for a broad range of disaster mitigation and remediation scenarios. Call us at (310) 390-7540 to set up an initial assessment of the challenges you face, and explore what our team can do to help you overcome them.

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No More Mistakes About Water Damage Remediation in Beverly Hills

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can be costly when it invades your entire home. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO - Quick And Professional Water Removal For Beverly Hills Homes

Beverly Hills is not a regular recipient of the flooding that follows a massive storm or another extreme weather event. Common water intrusions here are the results of a broken inlet pipe, failed dishwasher, or another faulty, plumbing issue. If not handled quickly, though, a bad water heater can cause as much damage as severe rain. 

Water removal from a Beverly Hills home needs to be accomplished quickly to reduce the effects of water in the home and to prevent further damage. SERVPRO response team technicians train on a variety of equipment to remove amounts from knee-deep to just barely covering the kitchen floor. 

Team members start with submersible, commercial-grade water pumps. These devices can empty a single room of visible water in a few hours and even a mini-mansion in a day or two, depending on many are needed for the task. 

Once the pumps complete their work, technicians then switch to water extractors. They can adjust the vacuum speed and heat of these devices to carefully draw water off every type of surface from wood floors to deep pile carpeting without splintering floorboards, or separating the carpet layers. 

For concrete and linoleum floors, SERVPRO response teams can use long-handled squeegees to push water off the surface and out the nearest exit, or toward another technician with an extractor to draw it out of the home. 

After contacting us, it is best to stay out of the home. Floors and carpets underwater are more dangerous to walk across and to attempt to move property, especially large furniture can lead to accidents that cause more damage to your home and property. It is far safer to wait for us to remove water and then relocate all property from the affected parts of the home. 

Our task at SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is to return every home to a dry, safe condition as quickly as possible, and use every tool available to reduce or eliminate the effects of any water intrusion. If you need our assistance, call our office today at (can draw 310) 390-7540. 

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Fire Damage Professionals In Beverly Hills Tell About How They Approach Each Situation

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Don't take on fire damage alone, let us help.

SERVPRO will take every step with you.

This year, much of the country has received large amounts of moisture, including the Beverly Hills area, which has reduced the chances of an excessive wildfire like the state of California has seen in previous years. However, everyone in the country knows that large blazes can occur and that your property still risks fire damage. Most of the time, when a property burns, it is not a result of a naturally occurring event. Many infernos are the result of disasters that take place inside your home. If you ever happen to suffer from fire damage inside your house, it is wise to call in our SERVPRO team of restoration specialists. 

We know that when something ignites inside your place of residence that fixing the problems created quickly is vital. Whenever you find yourself the victim of a fire damage situation in Beverly Hills, our technicians know that it is a stressful situation and that our initial contact with you sets the tone for future interactions. As soon as we show up at your house, we understand that showing you how much we care is more important than showing you what we know. All of our fire and smoke restoration technicians or FSRTs dress appropriately and demonstrate concern, empathy, and the ability to solve your problems. 

Before we show up at your residence, we conduct a fire damage initial inspection report that gives our team the first account of your most significant concerns about what happened to your structural components and possessions. When our FSRTs first show up at your house, they fill out the first notice of loss form. Once our estimators arrive, they use both of these documents to figure out the extent of the issues created during the blaze. 

These two documents give our estimators a good idea of precisely what took place, and they include the address of your home and vital information about the loss. To be better prepared when we come to your house, our SERVPRO team of FSRTs and estimators review the initial information given to better understand your concerns and the possible extent of the damage. 

If you ever notice issues as a result of fire igniting on your property, call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 quickly after the disaster occurs. 

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You Need Our Experts When Your Beverly Hills Business Suffers Water Damage

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

If you are threatened by commercial water damage, then call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540.

Who To Call When You Face Water Damage In Your Beverly Hills Business

It's easy to believe that a leaking pipe in your wall or a faulty faucet is not a major problem. However, faulty plumbing in your Beverly Hills convenience store can burst overnight and can turn a small leak into a disaster for your business. A burst pipe can output hundreds of gallons per hour, causing widespread damage to your building's structure, so it is important to quickly contact professionals who can halt the spread of water.

SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) are experienced in mitigating commercial water damage in Beverly Hills businesses and make sure to efficiently deal with water-related emergencies. We are flexible in our scheduling and can arrive during times best suited for your business, such as during off hours or during ebbs in the flow of customers. When we arrive, we can identify the source of the spillage and plug it. However, if the pipe has a significant leak, then it is recommended that you contact a plumber. Once we stop the source of the water, we can begin removing any standing water present in your business with the use of industrial-grade wet vacs.

Withstanding water gone, we can inspect your walls with moisture meters to determine if water has penetrated your wall cavities. If water is discovered, structural cavity drying equipment can be used to circulate air inside wall cavities, helping dry the interiors.

Insulation is a key component in stabilizing store temperatures to ensure that food does not go bad. However, insulation can lose its resistance to heat flow after exposure to water, making it more difficult and costly to keep temperatures level. SERVPRO can assist you with the process of stripping and replacing your insulation, if necessary.

Wooden shelving in your convenience store can warp and crack as a result of water damage, and metal shelving can rust. SERVPRO WRT teams can assist you with drying your shelving and can deploy dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the drying process.

If you are threatened by commercial water damage, then call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540.

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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 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)

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)

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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