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Remediating Mold Damage in Marina Del Rey

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage in Marina Del Rey SERVPRO has the professional training and tools to properly remediate mold damage found in your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help With Your Mold Damage Remediation Needs

Mold spores are in every home in Marina Del Rey. They are almost as common as house dust, but many residents have the mistaken belief that mold means poor housekeeping or a “dirty” home. That is not the truth of the matter.

Mold damage happens in Marina Del Rey homes when there is the right amount of moisture and temperature, combined with a nearby food source. SERVPRO restoration teams are trained to interrupt and remove the source of moisture to stop further mold growth and then clean or dispose of any damaged property.

Spores can start to expand and grow with only a tiny amount of moisture. In most cases, our restoration teams can quickly find the small puddle of collected water, dry it up, and kill the nearby mold growth with an anti-fungal spray.

SERVPRO technicians then look where the mold leads them. If the mold started in an attic or overhead crawlspace, it can grow over the entire home and then down into every interior and exterior wall. The mold can also infest every inch of insulation.

To kill the mold spores, our technicians use one or two methods. They can spray anti-fungal agents into the space behind the drywall panels, or use a fog machine to generate a cloud of cleaning particles which they then force into the wall space and cover every surface. Both are very effective at stopping mold growth.

Mold in the walls requires removal of the drywall panels to get to it. While technicians can kill the mold using anti-fungal agents, they still need to pull down the panels to both remove the inert or dead spores. If the mold was unnoticed for a long time, our technicians also need to check the wall framing for damage to the wood. Team members can replace the framing, but if they find damage to the support structure, the homeowner needs to bring in a general contractor.

Stopping mold growth and remediating the damage it causes is not a short process, and it can be costly. SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is here to help you return your home to its original, mold-free condition. If you need us, call (310) 333-0654 today.

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Water Removal Services After a Broken Water Hose in Your Los Angeles Laundromat

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Services After a Broken Water Hose in Your Los Angeles Laundromat SERVPRO Helps Keep Los Angeles Area Laundromats Open During Water Damaging Events

SERVPRO Works Fast and Hard to Removal Water and Keep Your Business Open

Water removal services are an essential solution for the aftermath of a flood of any kind. Being the owner of a laundromat, the last thing you want is one of your washing machines to have a broken hose. Without the fixed connection, gallons of water can spew everywhere. Cleaning the mess yourself can be expensive and time-costly but, fortunately, there is qualified help near you.
 
SERVPRO technicians can come to your Los Angeles establishment to remove the water when it suits you. However, it is better for your business if we come as soon as possible. If the water sits inside of your establishment for an extended period, it can become the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold causes structural damage over time and health effects, a situation that is not ideal for you. Plus, you want to keep your paying customers happy with a safe, slip-free environment.
 
When SERVPRO gets to your property, an estimator can explain the damage, the likely solution, and answer any question. They can explain how water damage impacts tile flooring and listen to any concerns you have about your equipment. They are an essential communicator between our techs and you. For more minor flooding from appliance failure, we can quickly begin the extraction.
 
Our IICRC-certified techs can use advanced technology that is designed to pull the water from your property as swiftly as possible. We use powerful industrial pumps and wet/dry vacuums to clear the area. If there is much water, we may use a  truck-mounted pump system.
 
After we extract the water, SERVPRO can begin cleaning your property and then dry out any very moist areas of the structure. If there is a concern about mold, our SERVPRO techs can spray an antifungal agent to combat the chances of growth. The goal we strive for is to keep your laundromat functioning and preserving your equipment from water damage.

When an incident like a broken hose or water main break happens, do not pause. Give SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo a call at (310) 333-0654. We can get to your business as quickly as possible to begin the extraction.

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Fire Damage Experts in Los Angeles Explain the Cleaning of Soot Residue

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in Los Angeles Explain the Cleaning of Soot Residue At SERVPRO, we have the training and experience to thoroughly restore your home after fire damage leaving your home "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Certified Technicians are Here to Help with Your Fire Damage Restoration Needs

Any time a fire happens on a property in Los Angeles, there are many things to consider during the restoration process. A burn can cause many different types of damage to your home including burnt and charred materials and smoke damage. The cleaning of materials and contents is much cheaper than replacing. Therefore the goal of any restoration job is to restore as many items by cleaning them as possible.

When it comes to cleaning soot residues, many factors of how the fire burned can change the type residues and soils present. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Los Angeles have experience in mitigating fires that have burned many different types of fuels. The type of fuel the blaze burned and the surfaces smoke affected all change how the soot gets removed.

In severe cases, the heat and flames from the fire can burn and char materials and contents so badly that replacement is required. Some items may only get partially charred and restoring just takes sanding, resurfacing, and painting. Other items in the house that are further away from the fire's source get affected by smoke created by the blaze. When the only problem with an item is pungent odors or soot residue left behind from the smoke, cleaning and deodorization are all that is needed to restore it to preloss conditions.

Since various types of soot adhere to a variety of surfaces differently, some soot is easy to clean up while other kinds of soils are not. There are a large variety of cleaning agents available to clean different types of smoke damage. Soot can be removed from most surfaces inside a building using either wet or dry cleaning methods.

Wet cleaning sometimes is not as effective because the water can soak soot into materials such as raw, unfinished wood. On surfaces that are porous dry cleaning is many times more efficient. Dry sponges are made to attract soot and soils removing them from surfaces without applying moisture that will soak into the material.

In most smoke restoration scenarios, our IICRC certified technicians use a combination of both wet and dry cleaning during the cleaning process. Any time you have questions about professional soot damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654 24/7.

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The Steps You Can Take When Your Washing Machine Leaks Water In Your Marina Del Rey Home

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Steps You Can Take When Your Washing Machine Leaks Water In Your Marina Del Rey Home If an appliance breaks, like your washing machine, while you were away, it can mean trouble for your home.

Water Damage Caused By A Washing Machine Leak

Leaving your home for a weekend trip only to return to water damage in your laundry room is not an ideal homecoming. If an appliance breaks, like your washing machine, while you were away, it can mean trouble for your home. While two days might not seem like a long time for an average situation, it is merely too long to wait when it comes to water damage.

By the time you return to your Marina Del Rey home, the leak has had plenty of time to spread water along the floor, walls, and your belongings. The water in question had enough time to soak into your floors and create an excessively moist environment, which is perfect for mold growth. Fortunately, qualified help is not far and can help remediate the water damage done to your home.

SERVPRO knows how time-sensitive water damage can be. We strive to arrive at your property quickly so we can investigate the moisture levels of your laundry room using moisture meters. Using meters allows our technicians to detect where levels of moisture are highest, which in turn allows us to know exactly where to use our advanced tools.

SERVPRO technicians can employ the use of dehumidifiers to return the level of moisture in your laundry room to a measurement that is acceptable. In doing so, a dry environment can be created, and the lack of dampness can also encourage evaporation in the structure of your home and your belongings. Furthermore, we can use other tools to aid in the remediation process. Equipment such as air movers and axial fans can keep air circulating, which helps accelerate the process at a swifter rate until the damage in your home is sufficiently dried out.

When your home suffers water damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654. Day or night, we can answer your call and send our technicians to your home as soon as possible.

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Respond to Early Signs of Mold Damage in Marina Del Rey the Right Way

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Respond to Early Signs of Mold Damage in Marina Del Rey the Right Way Mold can spread very quickly. Make sure to contact SERVPRO at the first sight or smell of mold for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians can Offer Many Helpful Suggestions for Preventing Future Infestations


Massive mold damage problems in Marina Del Rey and other local communities always start with a humble common cause: a few microscopic spores find their way into the home, find sources of food and water together, and start to multiply exponentially. Cutting off growth at this initial stage, before ten spores become ten million, is often the easiest and least expensive way to prevent future damage to your home. The key lies in vigilance, planning, and fast reactions to initial warning signs.

Keep the Home In Shape
In almost all circumstances, mold damage in Marina Del Rey cannot develop without a suitable source of water coupled with an organic surface to grow on. While it may be impossible to reduce the amount of wood, fabric, and other edible materials in your home, preventing water from reaching these materials should take little more than a watchful eye and fast reaction.

Eliminate leaks quickly and be sure to hire a professional company like SERVPRO if any water damage starts to get out of hand. With appropriate care, your home can be at a drastically lower risk of developing fungal growth than even the neighbors' next door.

Take Warning Signs Seriously
Signs that mold may be growing in your home, such as strange, moist films or an inexplicable white patch should be given great weight and reaction. Calling us in for such an issue may seem trivial and unfit for our scale of operations, but doing so may help to avoid a costly and lengthy full remediation process later on. React fast, as these small precursors can become a full-blown infestation in only a few days.

Don't Fight It Alone
Trying to fend off mold damage on your own may seem both feasible and inexpensive, but in reality, this is often one of the costliest mistakes a homeowner can make. In addition to damaging your home, many species of mold can cause health effects and may be aggravated by improper attempts to remove the growth and sanitize the area. Treating fungal infestations requires advanced certifications and precautions like those carried by our technicians to avoid costly consequences and unsafe situations.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo provides expert mold remediation solutions to homes all across the local area. To learn more about our services or request help, call us at (310) 333-0654.
 
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Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Los Angeles Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Los Angeles Home SERVPRO Mitigates Storm Damage from Flash Flooding in the LA Area with Rapid Water Removal

SERVPRO Extracts High Volumes of Storm Water and Dries and Restores Your Property

A flash flood in Los Angeles is not only unexpected but can be dangerous for its residents. These floods are appropriately named  as they can happen in just minutes after heavy rainfall, or a levee or dam breaks. It is dangerous not only for its volume and speed but also because the water in a flash flood can be carrying rocks and other debris.
 
If you have been the victim of flash flooding and your Los Angeles home has been flood-damaged, it is an overwhelming event that can leave you not knowing what to do next. With your structure taking on water, fast action is essential to avoid additional harm.Our SERVPRO staff is always standing by ready to help you.
 
Once we have pulled all the standing water from your property, we need to finish drying it. We do this by placing air movers and dehumidifiers around the affected area. To calculate the requirements for the dehumidifiers, we need to think about the nature of the environment being dried and the capacity of the dehumidifiers. Too rapid a drying can actually split and damage furniture.
 
One factor which defines the nature of an environment is how much absorbent or porous materials are present, such a clothing, carpets, unfinished wood, upholstered furniture, and paper produces. The more of these that are present, the more moisture that has to be absorbed and the more moisture that evaporates when air movement is applied. When there is much water affecting porous materials, it increases the need for SERVPRO crews to place additional dehumidifiers to balance evaporation.
 
Water damage classification is determined by several factors, like the degree of degradation to your structure, and whether water has accumulated inside wall and ceiling cavities. To calculate how many dehumidifiers we need for the initial setup, we factor in the above information. The category is determined by the number of porous items that are wet, rather than by the cleanliness of the water.
 
SERVPRO of Marina Del Ray/Westchester/El Segundo takes the proper steps to ensure your home in LAX, Playa Vista, or Loyola Village is thoroughly dry after flooding. Calling us at (310) 333-0654 for prompt service to stop additional flood damage.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration Experts In Marina Del Rey

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration Experts In Marina Del Rey Water Damage Restoration to Marina Del Rey Businesses Keeps the Ships Afloat

SERVPRO Offers Minimized Disruptions to Businesses During Water Removal

Accidents not only occasionally happen at home, your place of business is possibly at risk of mishaps as well. There is always the possibility one day of a pipe breaking inside your Marina Del Rey beauty salon. Anytime a pipe leaks inside a business different procedures must be taken to remediate the problem.
 
A pipe rupture inside your beauty salon sometimes gets expensive, especially if any revenue gets missed. To get the best job done while causing the least amount of strain on your business as possible, it is smart to call SERVPRO's commercial water damage specialists in Marina Del Rey. Our technicians are trained to know what to do in mitigating a loss at a commercial property compared to  residential one.
 
When working with commercial properties the same mitigation procedures get followed as do any other type of damage. The only difference is that when fixing the problem, our crew keeps the operations of your business in mind. The technicians often change the way they do things so that your beauty salon gets negatively impacted as little as possible.
 
The first thing our SERVPRO technicians do when entering a workplace is secure the area. Our specialists post warning signs and fix or remove any visible hazards within the work area. Our team makes sure throughout the cleanup and restoration process that our work does not cause any safety hazards for you, your employees, or your customers.
 
Next, our crew moves and blocks any furniture so that the drying process begins. The technicians move everything inside your beauty salon to places where the business does not get disrupted. Any furniture that does not get moved gets put up on styrofoam blocks so that air flows underneath it.
 
Once the area gets effectively prepared, air movers and dehumidifiers get set up in the area to bring moisture levels back to normal. Sometimes our crew changes the way they set up the equipment so that it is not in the way of any of your beauty salon's customers.
 
To make sure a water damage problem gets dealt with correctly it is smart to get a hold of the professionals. SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654 for help at your place of business 24/7.

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Recovery Solutions for Mold Damage in Your Marina del Rey home

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Recovery Solutions for Mold Damage in Your Marina del Rey home Mold can lurk behind your cabinets or furniture for some time before it is visually found or smelled. Contact SERVPRO for mold remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Responds Quickly to a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold can appear anywhere in your Marina del Rey home at any time, all it needs is a food source, moisture, and oxygen to begin growing. Unfortunately, it takes complicated procedures to get things under control again once mold takes hold.

Marina del Rey homes can have mold damage caused by inadequate ventilation, cheap plumbing fixtures, and pipes that get installed during construction, making your kitchen one of the most mold-prone areas of your home. Some of you may try to clean small areas of mold yourselves. However, you should know that a professional mold remediation specialist is your best bet at controlling mold found in your home.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources to stop mold growth in its tracks. We can perform a full assessment, identify any existing problems, and get mold damage under control quickly. Regardless of whether you have mold on grout, around your sink, in your cabinets, or on your ceiling and walls, our mold damage mitigation services provide the answers you need to improve your home’s living environment, fast.  

SERVPRO can answer your call for help anytime, 24-hours a day, providing members of our local communities with expert solutions you can count on to control mold growth and limit any losses you might experience. We have well-trained professionals who understand how to transport and dispose of contaminated materials according to local, state, and federal guidelines and follow strict EPA standards to clean and restore your home as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

SERVPRO can help you learn which areas of your home are more susceptible than others, teach you what to look for and how to react to what you might find. Making the best decisions, as fast as possible, vastly improves the chances of your home making a full recovery and reduces any costs associated with your claim. Our technicians also work with your insurance company, keeping everyone informed throughout the process to ensure you receive the quality you deserve.

SERVPRO of Marina del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo provides cleaning and restoration services throughout the Lennox, LAX, Los Angeles area, call for immediate help, today. (310) 333-0654

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How Everyday Problems Turn into Serious Water Damage in Marina Del Rey

2/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Everyday Problems Turn into Serious Water Damage in Marina Del Rey Having routine maintenance on your large appliances can help prevent failure which may cause water damage.

Call On the Professionals at SERVPRO When Water Damage Strikes Your Home 

Simple spills and accidents are nothing new for most homeowners. Every once in a while, an appliance or activity that uses water can spill some of that, and the results are usually benign. Sometimes, however, these situations can develop into a much more severe water damage problem for your Marina Del Rey home. While some of these situations are impossible to prevent, a watchful eye and mindful person can stop many of them from reaching a point where SERVPRO needs to help.

Appliance Failures

Many appliances in your home, from washing machines to refrigerators to dishwashers, can be prone to causing costly water damage in Marina Del Rey. All it can take is one small malfunction or water line rupture in any of these appliances to create a small flood or persistent leak in your home, setting the stage for a problematic restoration process in the future. While these disasters are often difficult to predict and harder to prevent, regular maintenance of high-risk objects could help to avert some of them.

Plumbing Disasters

Water fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and showers are sometimes prone to disaster, especially if they are old or go without maintenance for a long time. While some plumbing issues can be repaired with relative ease, others are large enough to cause significant flooding in part of the home. Additionally, if you do not immediately clean up any water on the floor, mold damage can spread across the floor and into the spaces behind your walls.

Spills in the Wrong Spots

If water spills from a container for any reason, it may cause noteworthy damage depending on the location of a spill. While a small amount of water over standard flooring materials is unlikely to cause additional damage if mopped up, spilling water on materials vulnerable to water damage can be a much worse problem.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo provides expert water damage restoration services to help get your home back to normal after a disaster. Call us 24/7 at (310) 333-0654.

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Answering Critical Questions About Fire Damage for Los Angeles Residents

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Answering Critical Questions About Fire Damage for Los Angeles Residents SERVPRO is available day or night to assist you with your fire damage restoration needs.

Be Sure to Call the Professionals at SERVPRO for Thorough Fire Damage Restoration

As the smoke, ash, and soot settle in your Los Angeles property, some critical questions come to mind, and we want to be the company who gives you the answers. What are you looking for from your fire damage restoration company?

The first thing you should do after experiencing fire damage in your Los Angeles area home is to call your insurance company, let them know what happened, and begin your claim process right away. Right after you hang-up, your second call should be to a reliable restoration company. It takes an expertly trained professional to get things under control quickly.

SERVPRO can help you secure your property, using board-up services to prevent possible theft or additional losses due to exposure. Our initial inspection reveals immediate hazards and gives you a detailed plan of action needed to address the current damage. 

Having an IICRC-industry certified technician helps you keep your family safe, reduces your losses, and offers a variety of cleaning and restoration services that help return your home to a quality preloss condition. SERVPRO’s emergency response teams are available 24-hrs a day, year-round, including holidays, to provide you with fast, efficient restoration services. 

SERVPRO technicians can handle water removal, fire and smoke damage, remove odors, and clean the entire area, making preparations for licensed contractors to rebuild or remodel. We can also move household contents to a safe, clean area, and inspect each item for damages.

Depending on the amount of damage present, the layout of your home, and your comfort level, you may not even have to leave your property during the restoration process. Just remember, the process can be somewhat lengthy, uncomfortable, and disrupting. You may want to consider discussing off-site housing or a stay in a hotel with your insurance agent.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo services the entire area, including Playa Vista, Lennox, and Loyola Village. Contact us for answers to any questions you may have and receive the cleaning and restoration services you deserve. (310) 333-0654

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