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Injecti-Dry System to Dry Hardwood in Marina Del Rey Homes

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Injecti-Dry System to Dry Hardwood in Marina Del Rey Homes Don't let water take over your home.

Don’t let water damage out shine the floors in your home, call SERVPRO.

With advancements in the restoration industry to help Marina Del Rey homeowners to overcome the often-devastating effects of water loss incidents, equipment has become more efficient and effective to remove excess moisture and dry out saturated elements. No matter the source or cause of water loss emergencies in your house, addressing these concerns requires the full measure of this specialized equipment along with our trained and certified restoration specialists to overcome all of the obstacles towards returning your property to preloss condition.

While there are often multiple layers of water damage that can result from instances like broken appliances or burst pipes in your Marina Del Rey residence, pooling water can collect along the flooring materials to saturate these areas and cause considerable damage without the appropriate intervention. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced tools like our Injecti-Dry System which can help to address moisture trapped in hardwood flooring and even vinyl plank alternatives, but work on these damaged areas must begin as quickly as possible to ensure the effectiveness of this approach.

 When used in conjunction with large drying mats, the Injecti-Dry System becomes an ideal tool for consistently pulling moisture out from wood planks of the flooring. Tenting off the area where you have placed the drying mats can help to focus the efforts of this equipment and better regulate a stable and overall moisture content level for the flooring. It is vital at this time not to overly dry these materials, as this approach could be similarly detrimental and damaging to the flooring and lead to a requirement for replacement.

Our SERVPRO professionals can set up moisture readers and detection devices to constantly monitor moisture content to ensure the healthy function of wood plank flooring after the excess moisture and saturation has gotten addressed.

Many areas of your home require your focus and attention after a water loss incident, but as water can pool at the floor, hardwood is often quickly affected by this incident. You can count on the expertise and the advanced equipment available to our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo team to make these water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (310) 333-0654.

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We Can Restore Your Marina Del Rey Restaurant To Pre-Damage Condition

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Restore Your Marina Del Rey Restaurant To Pre-Damage Condition You can count on our SERVPRO professionals to help you address each water loss effect to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Rapid Drying Solutions For Marina Del Rey Restaurants

Your restaurant is a vital component to the food and beverage industry thriving throughout the greater Marina Del Rey area. With its proximity to Los Angeles and all of the fine dining options available, you have to ensure that your customers get a unique and positive experience with every visit to your establishment. When water loss incidents occur, it could affect your business in multiple ways. Even with skilled custodial staff, it is often a wise and profitable decision to allow professional restoration technicians to handle water loss effects.

There are numerous ways that water can impact your Marina Del Rey restaurant, and this begins with the way that it can involve your customers. When water loss symptoms spread into the dining areas and other communal portions of the property, it can be challenging for your patrons to ignore. Even with a prompt response from our SERVPRO professionals, you must act quickly to keep your customers away from the spreading water.

While we can often work to address minor water loss incidents without requiring a hard close of your restaurant, this is not always possible. In situations where these damages have spread far beyond the source to impact the furniture, equipment, and construction materials of the building, shutting your doors to allow more concentrated mitigation and restoration is a vital step for property owners to take.

Drying out this damage is a chief priority for our SERVPRO team when they first arrive, and we have multiple pieces of equipment to handle this task. From our high-velocity air movers to LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers, we have effective approaches to remove moisture and saturation from the damaged areas of your restaurant so that your doors can reopen quickly.

Our crew knows how crucial it is to get your doors back open, especially in the competitive marketplace of the Greater Los Angeles area. You can count on our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo professionals to help you address each water loss effect to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give our crew a call anytime at (310) 333-0654.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Handle Your Marina Del Rey Water Damage 24/7

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Handle Your Marina Del Rey Water Damage 24/7 We have the equipment, expertise and experience to handle your water damage, so don't hesitate to call.

Cleaning Up Skylight Water Damage in a Marina Del Rey Home

Skylights are an efficient way to enjoy the benefits of natural light and save on energy costs in your home. However, without regular maintenance, the watertight seals on your skylights can give way and cause water damage in your home. Not only can this moisture warp and damage sheetrock or drywall, but it can allow for mold growth.

If you find that a skylight has caused ceiling water damage in your Marina Del Rey home, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to you 24/7. Our team specializes in identifying and mitigating damage from moisture accumulation in your home so you can get back to enjoying the daylighting from your skylight installation.

Our team uses multiple tools to evaluate moisture in your home to ensure that we catch every possible risk and mitigate it during our service. We can use state-of-the-art infrared imaging to examine moisture behind walls and other structures in your home, as well as moisture sensors and meters to get an accurate read on surface moisture. Our technicians can also use thermo-hygrometers to evaluate air humidity and plan the drying process accordingly. These tools allow us to monitor moisture levels during and after drying to ensure that they reach safe levels by the time we are finished.

When our SERVPRO professionals dry water-damaged structures, two pieces of equipment are used in tandem: air movers and dehumidifiers. These two devices work together to pull moisture from the air and out of surfaces and isolate it. Air movers are placed at 45-degree angles to address moisture on walls and ceilings. Our technicians can construct polyethylene drying chambers for more isolated moisture-affected areas to hasten the drying process even further. After drying, surfaces can be disinfected with an EPA-registered biocide to prevent bacterial growth.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey/Westchester/El Segundo endeavors to restore your home to its previous condition, or as we like to say: "Like it never even happened." If you need our disaster cleanup services for your home, give us a call today at (310) 333-0654.

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Our Technicians Explain What To Expect During Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Your Los Angeles Home

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Technicians Explain What To Expect During Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Your Los Angeles Home You can reach us at (310) 333-0654 any time.

What To Expect During Restoration Of Fire Damage In Los Angeles

Fires leave a wide range of damages depending on the type of blaze and the materials affected, among other factors. Restoring the property to its preloss state requires a proper understanding of the situation so that the response mounted can follow the correct steps. When we restore Los Angeles homes damaged by fires, we go through different stages, fixing the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Every blaze leaves different levels of fire damage in Los Angeles homes. It is not possible to ascertain what needs to be done to restore the preloss conditions immediately the flames die down. The plan only materializes after carrying out various evaluations steps. Our SERVPRO technicians check whether the incident involves a higher percentage of damage from flames or smoke. In cases where smoke damage is prevalent, we do further evaluation to establish whether it is wet or dry smoke. With such an evaluation, we can tell which steps to take and how long the entire process is likely to take.

When a home is damaged by fire, secondary damages can occur if actions are not taken to protect it. Such secondary damages can happen from wetness if firefighters use adequate water to quell the flames. Fires can also shatter windows or puncture holes in the roof and walls. Our SERVPRO technicians extract any water left over from firefighting efforts. We also board up the affected property to seal any openings to keep out weather elements, rodents, and vandals.

After a blaze, various debris and residues fill up the property, so there is a need to remove them. Debris mostly includes charred remains of contents affected during the incident. Disposing of such items from the property helps the cleanup effort. Slightly damaged items can be restored using specialized restorative cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians use soda blasting or dry ice blasting for such purposes.

In case of fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo to assist with the restoration. You can reach us at (310) 333-0654 any time.

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Why it Is Important to Quickly Remove Water From Your Flooded Westchester Home

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why it Is Important to Quickly Remove Water From Your Flooded Westchester Home Heavy storms can bring water inside your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home.

Fast Action is Crucial for Flood Damage Cleanup in Westchester

We know storm damage to your home is unpredictable and the results can be devastating to both property and contents. That is why our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day to start restoration efforts within hours of your initial call.

Turning around the flood damage in a Westchester home, our team was challenged by both mud and water that had entered the property from a storm. Due to the long period of drought in this area, the ground is too hard for easy absorption of heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding is the result.

When SERVPRO arrived on site, the water had mostly receded. Our technicians pay particular attention to the walls when accessing the scope of work to be done. Drywall absorbs water, and our technicians use moisture detectors and thermal imaging to determine how far into the drywall excess moisture has penetrated. Flood cuts were performed at a two-foot level to discard ruined drywall and allow for airflow behind the wall cavity.

During the water extraction and clean up for mud, our technicians removed both carpet padding and insulation exposed to the flood water as it cannot be reused and poses an increased risk for mold.

During the restoration process in a cleanup such as this, carpets and furnishings are carefully inspected for the potential to restore through our proprietary methods that not only clean but disinfect. Our goal is always to restore rather than have the homeowner replace items, and nothing is removed without the permission of the property owner.

SERVPRO technicians set up air movers and positioned them to dry the floor areas and configured hoses to push air into the areas the flood cuts were made to speed drying on both sides of the wall cavities. Once dried and disinfected, our technicians made suggestions for the areas that would not be restorable. Our location offers building services, so we were able to install new drywall and restore the walls to their preloss condition.

Call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654 when you need an immediate response to flood damage. Our technicians arrive on site within hours and make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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If Your Marina Del Rey Bakery Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster, Call Our Crew For Help!

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Marina Del Rey Bakery Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster, Call Our Crew For Help! Give our crew a call anytime you need us at (310) 333-0654.

First Steps For Flooding In Your Marina Del Rey Bakery

Your Marina Del Rey bakery services the community with a steady stream of delicious baked goods and custom orders for catered events and celebrations. This service comes with strict deadlines where your quality product must be available to your customer when they need it to be. When disasters like floods strike, you need to work quickly to clean up the mess and get your storefront and kitchen back up and running promptly to continue to meet these demanding deadlines.

With so many avenues for your Marina Del Rey bakery to suffer flood damage, getting an accurate assessment from honest professionals can help you to understand the work that must go into restoring the building entirely. The first step that a business owner should take when faced with flood damage is to reach out to our SERVPRO team for that thorough inspection of the property to begin devising the restoration plan to return it to preloss condition.

When threatened by mounting flood effects, business owners often resort to contacting their insurance provider for insight and guidance immediately. In truth, by contacting our professionals first, we can begin to compile the documentation and photographic evidence that your insurance adjuster requires to validate a damage claim for your business. Your provider requires a general estimation of the expected costs and timeline as well, which is also part of our damage assessment.

Another advantage of contacting our SERVPRO professionals first when disaster strikes is our ability to begin mitigation tactics immediately on your damaged property. With a prompt start to approaches like extraction and drying, we can thwart the spread of the water throughout the building and preserve some of the lightly affected materials.

While flood damage can often be a stressful time, especially in the often demanding profession of baking, the right response to the emergency can save you time and money. Our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo professionals do not just say We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster; we are available 24/7 to be just that. Give our crew a call anytime you need us at (310) 333-0654.

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The Real Risks of Flood Damage To Your Los Angeles Home

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Risks of Flood Damage To Your Los Angeles Home At SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo, we say no to flooding!

Your Los Angeles Home Can Suffer Significant Flood Damage If Not Professionally Taken Care Of 

When people think of natural disasters in Los Angeles, earthquakes and other significant events like this come to mind. However, you might not know that the Los Angeles area is home to several different low-lying floodplains, and those who have built their own houses within these areas are statistically more likely to experience flooding through torrential storms. 

As with almost every other major city in the country, flash flooding remains one of the most devastating and unpredictable destructive force. It can happen with little to no notice, and it can leave an untold amount of flooding damage to your Los Angeles home. Given its almost instantaneous creation, there is little in the line of precautionary measures that you can take to prevent the damage they can do. 

If you have a compromised foundation (even something as simple as the erosion of a few mortar joints), you have an entry point for flood waters to get into your home. With the force and pressure that this high volume of water can bring with it, even small penetration cracks in your foundation can result in catastrophic amounts of water to end up in your basement area. The substantial water is even more devastating if you are among a large number of Los Angeles area homes with a finished lower level. In the event of any water getting into your home from the outside, you should be contacting our SERVPRO team of professionals. 

In a flooding scenario, time is always of the essence. You want to be able to stop the water that is still coming into the area, and this can happen with concentrated efforts from our technicians. Assessment of the source of the flooding can allow our SERVPRO restoration specialists to stop the water flow using hydraulic cement until the area can be cleaned and restored. The restoration process begins with removing the excess water with submersible pumps and pump trucks we bring to your home. Once the area has the water removed from it, air movers can help to dry the affected region entirely. Then a more permanent solution can be determined based on what needs to be reconstructed, and whether this requires a residential contractor to get involved.

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Los Angeles is not a stranger to flooding by any means, and if you are the victim of such an event, you can always count on SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo. You can reach us 24/7 at (310) 333-0654.

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Reduce Moisture To Guard Against Mold Damage In Your Los Angeles Home Office Mold Remediation

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Reduce Moisture To Guard Against Mold Damage In Your Los Angeles Home Office Mold Remediation Moisture Leads to Mold Affecting Your Los Angeles Property

Los Angeles and Mold Remediation--Prevention is Best

A home office is ideal for anyone who runs a business from their home, or even for someone who is studying or running a part-time concern in addition to their main job. Los Angeles home office owners know that a lot of necessary paperwork and books are stored on the shelves and in the cabinets there. That is why it is important to be mindful of the risk of fungal growth. Mold colonies indoors cause mold damage, which can be hard to repair. 
 
One of the most common places for mold damage to occur in a Los Angeles home office is among the books. Fungus needs an organic food source to grow. Paper counts as an organic food source, and so do wood, parchment, linen, leather and some adhesives. It is easy to see how mold finds food for growth in any home office. 
 
SERVPRO understands that you cannot remove all your books, just in case mold grows on them! However, fungi need other things to increase as well, and if you minimize its access to this stuff, it is harder for it to proliferate. 
 
Fungus needs moisture as well as food. That is why SERVPRO focuses much of our remediation efforts on reducing moisture in the affected area. Damp corners in your home office offer the fungi an ideal breeding ground, especially in areas where books and papers are stored. 
 
We recommend you check for damp corners in your home office and do what you can to dry them out. If the moisture is the result of a leak such as, for example, from an old window frame, get it repaired. Make sure the room has adequate ventilation year round, and be vigilant about checking for signs of mold. 
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians have air movers, dehumidifiers and fans on hand to dry out your home office and discourage mold growth. We also use moisture meters and penetrating moisture probes to check for damp in hidden places, so you can rest assured that your office is properly dried out. 
 
For help reducing moisture and fighting fungus in Playa del Ray, Lennox, Loyola Village and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Marina Del Ray / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654 today.

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Our Fire Damage Specialists Explain Cord Safety In Your Los Angeles Home

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fire Damage Specialists Explain Cord Safety In Your Los Angeles Home SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo wants to help you restore your home in LAX, or Loyola Village after any size fire.

Fire Damage Restoration And Cord Safety For Your Los Angeles Home

Most people in Los Angeles are lost without the electrical appliances which fill their homes. We use them every day and, and most people do not stop to consider how dangerous they could be. Electrical cord safety is essential since a broken or frayed cord can easily spark a fire.

If you suffer a fire in your Los Angeles home, you should call a restoration such as SERVPRO to help you clean up the fire damage and smoke damage left behind. Even after the flames are out, your structure and possessions are vulnerable to additional damage from acidic soot and smoke, plus water damage from firefighting efforts.

To keep you and your family safe, use extension cords when necessary, but do not connect a series of shorter cords. It can be very hazardous and raises the risk of fire. Longer cords are available if you need them, up to 100 feet long. You should also inspect your cords regularly for any signs of wear and fraying. Cords that are damaged can ignite fires. If any of your cords are broken or frayed, throw them away and get a replacement.

When cleaning smoke residues, SERVPRO techs can encounter dry or wet residue. Areas and items with dry smoke residues tend to be more restorable over wet. Dry smoke doesn’t stain surfaces as deeply, plus the odor is not as pungent. We can use less aggressive cleaning procedures to remove the residues of dry smoke properly. One problem is that dry smoke is usually the result of hotter fires, which cause more heat damage than cooler fires.

You should never staple or nail cords to walls or other items, as they can penetrate the coating of the wires and create a short circuit, leading to a fire. Avoid overcrowding outlets as well. Bluetooth technology today can help you do this much more accessible than ever before. A printer plugged into one wall can be connected to a computer which is across the room by using Bluetooth, rather than using extension cords and power strips.

Make sure you are not plugging extension cords into surge protectors, as extension cords can get quite hot very fast. Instead, use a cord that is long enough every time so it can be plugged directly into the wall. Having a few sizes on hand is a good idea to make sure you always have what you need.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo wants to help you restore your home in LAX, or Loyola Village after any size fire. We understand it's a stressful time, so when you call us at (310) 333-0654, you can be sure to get a professional, and also a caring company.

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Unwanted Water and Damage in Your Los Angeles Residence? Easy, Just Call SERVPRO!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unwanted Water and Damage in Your Los Angeles Residence? Easy, Just Call SERVPRO! SERVPRO Says RH-Relative Humidity-Helps Measure a Successful Water Damage Restoration Service in Los Angeles

The Primary and Secondary Challenges of Water Removal in Your Los Angeles Home

Dealing with property damages can seem overwhelming. Mainly when it is the first time a homeowner has the experience of this type of situation. Large quantities of water can be challenging to deal with as most homeowners lack the specialist equipment required. Although a quick process is undoubtedly at the forefront of your mind, an approach of cutting corners can lead to long term secondary damage like mold growth or structural degradation.

Leaking water or sewage pipe in your home's plumbing system can often be the primary reason for water removal in Los Angeles. SERVPRO provides skilled technicians who can mobilize specialist equipment to help get rid of unwanted water, even when it has become contaminated by raw sewage or other pathogens. We can remove the vast body of water quickly using gas-powered submersible pumps alongside extraction units. We even use mops and buckets where needed!

The visible signs of excess water in the home can be remedied relatively quickly. However, it is the secondary steps that are crucial in getting your home back to preloss conditions. Furniture fittings like cabinets can retain moisture invisible to the naked eye. The same goes for your wall cavities or subfloor. Here, water can stagnate over time creating unpleasant odors or even mold and mildew growth.

To remedy the issue of hidden moisture pockets, SERVRPRO can use two separate methods. The first is a measurement method using moisture meters and sensors. Sensors penetrate carpets and can help assess if water has seeped into your subfloor. Meters help your technician to ascertain the actual moisture content of a material. Moisture meters help us to know which fabrics are saturated, and thus weakened so that we can adapt our approach using softer water removal techniques like air movers or dehumidifiers.

In the majority of cases, once the affected area is dry the presence of odors should disappear. Sometimes this is not the case. SERVPRO use thermal foggers which vaporize chemical pairing agents that attach to odor particles and neutralize them. We call this process odor neutralization, and it helps to eliminate water odors rather than just masking them.

When you need to remove large quantities of water from your home and guard against secondary issues, Contact SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654.

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