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How To Prepare For A Flood Damage Emergency At Your Commercial Property In Marina Del Rey

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Prepare For A Flood Damage Emergency At Your Commercial Property In Marina Del Rey Businesses plan for other emergencies, so it stands to reason that your enterprise should prepare for the effects of flood damage.

Prepare For A Commercial Flood Damage Disaster In Marina Del Rey

Regardless of the type of business owned in Marina Del Rey, a flood disaster can cut deeply into your profits. Statistics show that nearly 50 percent of businesses that temporarily cease operations risk permanent closure. Client or customer confidence wane quickly if it seems you are vulnerable during a catastrophic loss. We can help you set up a contingency plan that supports your continued economic vigor even if you experience a flooding disaster.

Businesses plan for other emergencies, so it stands to reason that your Marina Del Rey enterprise should prepare for the effects of flood damage. Flooding from external sources such as heavy rains or a municipal water breach is one concern. Your business also can experience flooding if interior plumbing lines or appliances or equipment that use water break or fail. We are ready to help you respond to this type of substantial flooding loss, and are especially effective if we partnered with you before the crisis to plan a strategy.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is a unique way to anticipate your needs during a flooding loss. When we have a better understanding of the particulars of your physical plant, your operations, and your priorities our response to a flood damage scenario is more focused and efficient.

You invite one of our experienced project managers to tour your business. SERVPRO assesses for vulnerabilities and weak points on your property in the event of flooding. We make suggestions to limit your exposure should flooding occur, including inventory, document, and equipment storage. We sketch out the blueprint of your facility and plan for both typical outcomes and unexpected circumstances.

Our mobile app allows you to add details and further personalize your Emergency Ready Profile so SERVPRO can do an even better job meeting your needs during a flooding event. You can designate employees or family members to make decisions during a restoration effort, a beneficial feature if you are out of town or otherwise unavailable during a flooding disaster. List vendors and contractors you used to build or modify the property or systems, so we quickly reach out to them if help is needed during restoration. Because the ERP clarifies that we are your preferred restoration service provider little delay occurs between the flood and our response.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo urges you to develop an Emergency Ready Plan with us to codify a comprehensive restoration guide within a concise electronic format. Call (310) 333-0654 to arrange for an initial consultation.

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Los Angeles Area Homes, The Woolsey Fire, and SERVPRO's Readiness to Always Help

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Los Angeles Area Homes, The Woolsey Fire, and SERVPRO's Readiness to Always Help Why SERVPRO for Fire Cleanup in Los Angeles After Woolsey Fire Is Finally Extinguished? Fast and Reliable Service

24-Hour Response from SERVPRO for Los Angeles Fire-Damaged Homes

With a wildfire threatening Los Angeles properties, homeowners and business owners alike are looking for credible solutions available to them 24/7 to protect and preserve their properties when they become affected. Even beyond the Woolsey Fire itself, properties are perpetually at risk of falling victim to smaller scale fire incidents from the kitchen, electrical systems, and other threats within the house. Overcoming these situations requires restoration expertise and the appropriate equipment, but more than this, it requires a team that can arrive fast.

Our restoration technicians have provided 24-hour assistance to our Los Angeles customers suffering from fire damages or effects from any emergency. We know that disasters do not have a convenient time to strike, and our technicians remain ready and available to help with the full measure of our equipment and experience with every new emergency that threatens our service area.

The customers that we have helped throughout the years could tell you that our franchise is a wise choice because of our fast response when disasters happen. With the recent wildfire that has affected so many homes and businesses throughout our service area, our Green Fleet gets stocked with supplies and the industry-leading equipment that can help preserve your property, and in some cases, prevent you from having to relocate at all.

From our ability to improve the overall air quality in your home with our HEPA rigged air scrubbers to the deodorization of smoke damages that infiltrate nearly every room of your home after you contend with fire, our SERVPRO professionals can help. We can provide an accurate assessment of the damage with a detailed estimation of costs to determine if filing a claim with your insurance is worth it, and provide the necessary documentation and evidence to that insurance provider if filing a claim is in your best interest. We work with you to decrease the stress you have to contend with and make this cleanup and restoration process as seamless as possible.

Recovering from a fire in or around your property is not something that a homeowner can do on their own. With the right tools and expertise, you can depend on our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo to be there when you need us. Give us a call today at (310) 333-0654.

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What Homeowners Should Know About Mold In Los Angeles Attics

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Homeowners Should Know About Mold In Los Angeles Attics Our SERVPRO technicians have the tools and equipment to remediate your attic from mold damage.

Mold Damage Experts In Los Angeles Talk About Problems With Attics

A fungus can develop anywhere inside your Los Angeles home that contains organic materials. However, there are some places inside your home that are more susceptible to mold damage than others. Since mold always needs an organic food source and moisture, common places for contamination are those that have water running through them. Attics are also common spots for fungi to develop due to roof leaks or pipe breaks. Most attics contain wood trusses and insulation that can both become victims of mold damage.

Attics are also a place in the home that does not get much foot traffic making it easy for problems to go unnoticed. As time goes by, the mold damage in your Los Angeles dwelling can grow and spread. Once a fungus develops it creates structures called hyphae that can grow deep into, across, and out above an organic substance. These hyphae then produce microscopic spores that get released into the air. These spores then float around the building until they find a new place to settle and contaminate.

Once fungi develop, it is just a matter of time until they spread to previously unaffected areas. Whenever mitigating fungal issues our SERVPRO crew takes extra measures to prevent secondary damage. First, we determine where the moisture is coming from so that the contaminated material stops getting wet. If the roof is leaking, we temporarily repair it until professionals can permanently fix the problem.

If your attic gets contaminated, the problems can quickly spread all across the area. Mold can cause the deterioration of wooden trusses and cause them to lose their structural integrity. Fungi can also contaminate the ventilation system inside your home. If spores get inside your house's ventilation system, they can ruin air quality inside the structure.

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The first step our SERVPRO technicians take when mitigating any problem with mold is to build a containment chamber. In severe cases, we can seal off your entire attic so that particles created by the mitigation process do not get outside of the contaminated area. If you ever notice a fungus forming inside your attic, call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654 any day of the week.

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Floods and Wildfires in the Los Angeles Area!! Not Fun, But SERVPRO Can Help

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Floods and Wildfires in the Los Angeles Area!! Not Fun, But SERVPRO Can Help Call SERVPRO to Rescue Your Home in Los Angeles from Flooding and "Jaws!!"

Getting Los Angeles Flood Damage Fixed Fast

Whenever we provide help to a local family dealing with flood damage, we make sure to place all of our resources and effort into minimizing the time spent on drying and restorations. An unnecessarily long flood damage mitigation and restoration project both inconveniences those living in the home increases damage and clogs up our resources, so we have designed our treatments and strategies to eliminate as much time as possible without sacrificing any quality or thoroughness of care. Here are a few ways we've learned over the years to cut down on time spent in your home.

Rapid Water Removal
By removing as much water as possible as quickly as possible after your home in Los Angeles sustains flood damage, we can avoid many of the most troublesome and time-consuming restoration procedures that could otherwise occur. Complications such as mold damage and foundational cracking take time and money to repair, but by drying out the home within days or even hours of our arrival, we can usually prevent them from becoming an issue. The length of time we spend removing water from your home typically depends on the extent of damage the building sustained, but rarely exceeds several days, though more than a week is an infrequent length.

Climate Control
In years past, our flood damage restoration efforts could be hampered by poor climate control and high humidity in the building. Now, however, we use dehumidifiers and the home's built-in amenities to set conditions to whatever is optimal for damage prevention. By keeping conditions under control while we do our work, we can make sure that no problems return and no follow-up visits are necessary. Controlling the SH and the RH relative humidity in the affected areas expedites the drying efforts.

Priority Service
Because flood damage is typically more severe and time-sensitive than other types of home damage SERVPRO encounters, we place it high on our list of priorities. With us on the case, your home should always be making progress toward full restoration until the job is done to your complete satisfaction.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo provides fast and thorough flood damage mitigation and restoration work for local homeowners in need. Call us 24/7 at (310) 333-0654.

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Sports Bars in LA Score Touchdowns When SERVPRO Mitigates Water Loss Incidents

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Sports Bars in LA Score Touchdowns When SERVPRO Mitigates Water Loss Incidents Los Angeles Pubs Score with SERVPRO to Keep the Patrons Happy After a Water Damaging Event

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Options for Los Angeles Establishments

Commercial water damage restoration services can return any business to its successful days after experiencing any unfortunate water event. For instance, if you own a bar and a plumbing fault occurs when you are away, then it means business cannot run as usual. The carpets are wet, and the water level may have risen and caused the sofas, chairs, and any form of upholstery to be wet. When the fabrics and padding hold water for long, let say from 24 - 48 hours, they may create favorable conditions for mold growth. We are here to let you know the options that Los Angeles business owners have when they face such incidents.

Performing a site assessment is one of the things that our SERVPRO technicians do when we arrive at your Los Angeles pub to offer commercial water damage restoration solutions. We check whether finished wooden surfaces have become cloudy and if the frame joints have loosed. If the water is from a clean source, then there are high chances of restoring the upholstered furniture. The springs attached to the upholstery may rust and weaken, so we check if they are salvageable, if not, we recommend a replacement.
 
To protect boxes, appliances, and furniture that is yet to come into contact with the water, we move them to safe locations. By using portable or truck-mounted extractors, we can go ahead and extract the water. Proper water extraction lowers drying time and reduces chances of furniture stains.
 
Since this is a bar where there are consumable and drinkable products offered to customers and sports fans, preserving the sanitation of these items is crucial.
 
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo is a trusted leader in the restoration industry that is locally operated and owned. Whether you are after the cleaning of your upholstery or in need of restoration services, you can call us at (310) 333-0654 and learn more about our solutions.

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Is Hidden Mold Lurking in Your Los Angeles Home?

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Hidden Mold Lurking in Your Los Angeles Home? Hidden moisture can breed mold. SERVPRO has the expertise to locate and eliminate hidden moisture and mold.

What to Know if Your Los Angeles Home Is Experiencing Mold Damage

Most people make a mistake of thinking that it is only outdoor air pollutants that cause health effects and in the process forget that indoor pollutants such as mold damage can cause the same concerns. It means we should never take chances when a water supply line leaks, our home has a leaking roof, defective or deteriorating siding and doors or windows that are not correctly weather-sealed. Such problems require prompt attention, and we recommend you work with licensed service providers in Los Angeles to be one the safe side.

Our SERVPRO technicians to investigate whether there is hidden mold damage in your Los Angeles property if there has been a recent water damage problem in the building or you can start smelling a moldy odor. We can inspect the underside of the pads and carpets, and other hidden locations such as behind wallpapers to be sure. We have the equipment to detect moisture levels in building materials and prevent the problem from deteriorating further. For instance, we can use a moisture meter to measure and monitor the degree of moisture in walls and other building materials.

Some moisture meters have thin probes which can penetrate surfaces and enable us to take the needed readings. Others have sensors and require our SERVPRO technicians to press them directly against the targeted area when taking the moisture measurements. To monitor the levels of indoor humidity as your home dries, we can use humidity meters or gauges.

We consider the mold cleanup/remediation process to be complete once we have removed all mold-damaged items, visible mold, and deodorized surfaces to eliminate moldy odors. When we are cleaning hard surfaces, we scrub if necessary and use water and disinfectants to damp wipe. If some dust settles on surfaces when we are performing the remediation, then we can use High-Efficiency Particulate Air vacuums to collect the dust.

SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo promises a stress-free cleaning and restoration process that takes care of your commercial or  residential needs. You can learn more details about our emergency services by calling (310) 333-0654.
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Our Experts Guide To Removing Odors From Your Los Angeles Home After A Flood

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Guide To Removing Odors From Your Los Angeles Home After A Flood If you're ready to get rid of disastrous odor from the flood damage, then give SERVPRO a call.

Get Rid Of Nasty Odor From The Flood Damage In Los Angeles

Mother nature is unpredictable. She can send you rain, storm, hurricane, or anything that causes a massive flood that ripples through the foundation and structure of your home. Surviving the wave is just a small part of the challenge, but having to deal with the repair and restoration process can be a major nightmare. After all, flood damage can be very costly and can have a detrimental side effect that can leave you covering your nose.

When water dries up from the flood damage in Los Angeles, they can leave unbearable odors. The unpleasant smell usually comes from the growth and development of bacteria, mildew, mold, and other microorganisms. Plus, the moisture from the air can create odor-causing particles that can spread throughout the house. You can work very hard to extract or wipe out all the water, but at the end of the day, the smell still lingers around your residential area. You can also spray perfume, cologne, and air freshener, but that only mask the odor. In situations like this, you might need some high tech tools to get rid of them. However, this can be a costly and dangerous solution if you are not a professional.

Fortunately, with SERVPRO, we can send our technicians to inspect the area. The techs can utilize advanced technology to deodorize the environment. For example, the ultra-low volume fogger can produce a fine mist that can penetrate locations where the odor-causing residues might have accumulated. The device can also inject fungicide and disinfect into wall cavities and other places that are difficult to access. Another tool is the thermal fogger which dispenses a large amount of solvent-based fog to a confined area. The mist contains tiny particles of deodorant solution that can help neutralize the odor-causing particles. Once all the odors are gone, the SERVPRO tech can walk you through your entire home to ensure that you're satisfied with the work.

If you're ready to get rid of disastrous odor from the flood damage, then give SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo a call at (310) 333-0654 for a consultation with our skilled technicians.

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What Water Damages Can Do to Your Marina Del Rey Restaurant

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What Water Damages Can Do to Your Marina Del Rey Restaurant Your restaurant's unique flavor and atmosphere keep the patrons coming in. Contact SERVPRO should your restaurant suffer from water damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Extent to Which Water Damage can Affect Your Business

Running a Marina Del Rey restaurant has a long list of challenges that extend well beyond the competition from other eateries in the area. With hungry customers to serve every single day, your business cannot afford the immediate stopping power of a water incident within the building. While you might have personnel that can tidy up the place, when you are facing a water loss situation in the business, trust in professional restoration to get you back up and running quickly.

You might not think of water damages in your Marina Del Rey restaurant as that big of a deal, but often they require much more than just a mop and bucket to remedy. Specific areas of your restaurant were not constructed to get wet, let alone have the ability to absorb moisture without warping and distorting the material. As an entrepreneur in this industry, you can appreciate that the atmosphere you provide your customers is part of the experience that makes them want to return for another meal in the future.

Another consideration is the contents of the individual areas throughout your eatery. With bars, stools, tables, and chairs throughout the primary dining area, saturation and dampness from a water incident could ruin these contents within a brief period. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to your emergency to help mitigate this loss by removing these at-risk items from the area until restoration work completes.

Carpeting is another problem altogether, as this material acts as a magnet to absorb the water and soak into the subflooring material. Our intricate carpet cleaning methods and weighted extraction techniques allow our SERVPRO technicians to remove the water from these areas of your business and preserve the material.

Running a restaurant in the area requires you to be at the top of your game as you seek to be among the most popular of choices for diners. Let our SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo water damage restoration technicians help you to overcome the water loss situation quickly so that you do not have to spend an extended period with the doors closed to potential business. Give us a call whenever you need us at (310) 333-0654.

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Mold Damage in Los Angeles Requires Complicated Remediation

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Los Angeles Requires Complicated Remediation Los Angeles Mold Growth? Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Cleanup and Restoration After Mold Infestations Often Require Professional Assistance in the Los Angeles Area

If you discover that your house contains mold, it is essential to act as quickly as possible. If mold damage is left unfixed, it can cause health effects in your household. Promptly, dealing with mold problem not only prevent it from getting worse but can save your home from costly repair and destruction.
 
It is hard to enjoy the beautiful sunny beach if you have significant mold damage in Los Angeles. Fungi feed on organic materials like paper, wood, and fabric. It can eat away these materials causing them to degrade over time. It can also consume wallpaper, carpets, wood, drywall, or any structure of your home. It can cause damage significant enough to collapse a ceiling and cave in floorboards.

Mold can also reside in the air conditioning and heating system providing an avenue for spores to continue the infestation process. Since it is difficult to remove them from inside the ductwork, they can quickly utilize the ventilation system to spread to other areas of your home. The air can blow through multi spores and disperse it throughout your house. This issue reveals why it is essential to have your AC and heater checked annually to make sure that there is no mold. SERVPRO provides a cleaning and disinfecting service for residential and commercial systems.
 
Getting rid of mold can be very complicated and exhausting. It is vital to call an expert that have all the right tools and equipment to eliminate them. SERVPRO technician can inspect your property for signs of mold. We can utilize various techniques to detect any hidden sources like water. The technicians can use negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barrier and input negative air pressure to prevent the mold spore from spreading.
 
SERVPRO technicians have powerful air scrubbers to help capture the spores from the air. The HEPA filtration system can prevent the molds from spreading during the remediation process. The tech can use antifungal and anti-microbial treatment to get rid of colonies and to help prevent new groups from forming. During this time, it is vital to dispose of mold-infested material, carpets, drywall, or other non-salvageable components and possessions.
 
You can see that the process of getting rid of the mold and preventing them from spreading can be very complicated. If you are in need of expert service to help you, feel free to give SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo a call at (310) 333-0654.

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Move-Outs Ease The Stress Of Mitigating Fire Damage In Los Angeles

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Move-Outs Ease The Stress Of Mitigating Fire Damage In Los Angeles Seeing any part of your Los Angeles property engulfed in flames can be nerve-racking.

Mitigating Fire Damage

Seeing any part of your Los Angeles property engulfed in flames can be nerve-racking. Although seeing the flames go out can bring your anxiety down, it is rarely the end of your problems. Experts advise property owners against handling fire debris on their own or even operating appliances that were in the affected environment until they are certified safe to use. Smoke and ash can find their way inside appliances, resulting in damage if used before cleaning. You can ensure curiosity does not get the best of you by moving the contents in the affected area to a different location.

Move outs present many advantages to the process of restoring fire damage in Rochester, but they must be done correctly to actualize these benefits. One reason our SERVPRO technicians might opt to move items is to ensure we clean and deodorize them properly, which may not be possible if done at your property. Depending on the materials the fire burns, the resultant smoke residue might require chemical action or extended cleaning time to dissipate. Using these cleaning agents within your property might cause other inconveniences or unintended damages.

When the fire affects parts of the structure, you have to involve a contractor. If our SERVPRO team moves the contents from the affected area, the remodeling crew can work faster saving a few days or hours. This simple action can save you or the insurer some money.

As stated earlier, move-outs have to be done correctly to be beneficial. Our SERVPRO team understands this, so we only opt for this when necessary. Taking proper inventory of the items before moving them helps make the process easier. That is why we use custom inventory templates that contain everyday items in a typical pack-out, easing the inventory process. We classify items based on the level of damage if the reason for moving them is restoration. We can also classify them by the location they are if the reason is to protect them from further damage. This way when we return them it can be "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654. We are available 24/7 to advise and help you restore your damaged property.

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