Fire, Mold, Storms, or Water Damage Have You Down? SERVPRO Can Help with Reclaiming Your Damaged Marina Del Rey Property
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Why Property Owners in Marina Del Rey Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services
Owning a home requires a fair amount of preventive maintenance, but there are simply some situations that Marina Del Rey homeowners cannot plan for such as damage from water, fire, or storms. When disasters happen in the home, you need restoration services to happen as quickly as possible. Fast action decreases the chance for loss in the house and also inhibits the growth of mold or foul odors that can follow after inadequate cleanup of water or fire damage or improperly addressed mold remediation.
Fire damage in Marina Del Rey homes occurs in several ways. Wall plugs can overheat, resulting in fires that are difficult to extinguish and spread quickly behind the walls. Other types of fire hazards come from space heaters, malfunctioning appliances, improper storage of chemicals in the garage, and the most pungent of all, protein fires usually emanating from within an oven or a hot pan on the stove that ignited.
All of these types of fires have their unique qualities for cleanup. For example, high heat fires leave a light, dusty residue for cleanup that can ruin surfaces if using liquid cleaners; instead, SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning sponges. We use wet sponges when cleaning up smoke residue from fires that have burned with less extreme temperatures but have consumed rubber or plastic items which leave behind a thick greasy hard to clean residue. Our certified Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technicians have the skills to clean smoke damage off of countertops and backsplashes using specialized equipment and products such as our waterless masonry cleaner.
When SERVPRO technicians arrive on site, one of the first actions that we perform is to contain the area with the fire damage. Containment methods most commonly used are negative air chambers or plastic barriers over doorways and vents to stop any further spread of soot throughout the property.
Our team members have certification as Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians, and they use the best practices when mitigating fire damage for the best outcome for the property owner. We know how to use controlled demolition to remove building materials that are too charred for restoration. The longer charred items stay on-site, the more they contaminate the air with odor. As our technicians go through contents in the room to assess the restorability potential, we discard ruined items only with the approval of the homeowner or adjuster.
Soot particles exist smaller than the human eyes can see, so they are difficult to capture. While negative air chambers are valuable for keeping soot from spreading, air scrubbers are superheroes at the task. They have a honeycomb of filters within and added HEPA filtration, allowing them to capture airborne soot as small as .03-microns.
After fire debris cleanup, the last level of fire damage mitigation is odor removal. Our cleaning and restoration methods go a long way towards eliminating lingering smoke odors; however, sometimes, the odor level requires robust applications such as:
? Time release gel pellets
? Thermal fogging
? Ultra-low volume fogging
? Hydroxyl generators
On every property we work on, the goal of our SERVPRO team is to restore the home to its preloss condition and save the homeowners from having to replace fire-damaged contents.
Although it can occur anywhere in the home, you are most likely to find water damage in Marina Del Rey kitchens and bathrooms. It is vital to have water extraction and repairs completed on broken pipes or appliances as quickly as possible to stop more water from migrating into hard-to-reach areas such as floor joists or subflooring.
After a water loss event, the clock starts ticking towards around 48-hours. After that time, even tap water has the potential to harbor bacteria and mold and becomes a category three biohazard. Before that happens, homeowners should have moisture extracted to avoid the loss of building materials such as sheetrock which weakens and buckles when over-exposed to water.
Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians follow the best practices for water extraction, and the specialized training received to become certified as Carpet Cleaning Technicians and Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technicians enable them to use our proprietary methods to restore carpet using deep extraction and drying techniques. On a case-by-case basis and dependent on if prolonged exposure to water occurred, hardwood flooring may not be a loss after water damage with our specialized drying and restoration methods.
Finding out your Marina Del Rey home has mold damage sounds scary when you read about the issues connected with mold. However, mold colonies are often a symptom of another problem in the house that needs repair. Our certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians know how to identify areas in the home that require mold remediation as well as why the infestation occurred and recommend repairs to stop the situation from returning.
The three critical factors in mold abatement include containment to stop spores from spreading, lowering of humidity and thorough removal of the colonies and airborne mold spores. We dry the colonies and then remove them by hand or using a lightly abrasive method known as soda blasting. After removal of the mold colonies, we clean all surfaces with our EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaners.
Although the weather is excellent nearly all year round in Marina Del Rey, storm damage occurs infrequently. When it does, the intense storms bring high winds and heavy rains that on occasions break windows and cause roof damage. Flash floods have become more prevalent after the long period of drought, and the ground became so hard it no longer absorbs rainwater.
When this happens, you need help quickly. Our local emergency response teams arrive soon after your initial call for any type of storm damage. We immediately do any temporary repairs such as tarping over a damaged roof or putting up a barrier over a broken window. We use our moisture detection equipment to determine the migration path of the water and use our equipment such as our portable pumps for fast water extraction.
Thorough drying is one of the crucial elements to avoiding mold after storm damage cleanup. Our Applied Drying Technicians use different combinations of drying equipment such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers when there are foul water odors for the best outcome.
Why SERVPRO? We serve the local Marina Del Rey community with the highest quality restoration services. Our team members have intensive training and certifications as taught through The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in the restoration sciences, and we stay current on the latest innovations.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo stands ready to assist homeowners with restoration services from damage from fire, water or mold. We answer calls 24/7 at (310) 333-0654 and use our expertise and equipment to make your loss "Like it never even happened."
Don’t Tackle Fire Damage Remediation in Los Angeles Alone
Fire damage can wreak havoc on your Los Angeles home. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.
Guidelines for Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Los Angeles Home
A fire can start in your Los Angeles residence because of old or faulty parts in appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, microwave ovens, and water heaters. When your house suffers any fire damage, the priority is ensuring that everyone is safe and getting the property back to normal as quickly as you can. To achieve this, you need to replace the ruined items and clean the ones that remain.
Smoke, soot, and the chemicals and water that firefighters use can ruin the contents of your property like clothing, drapes, and furniture. You should start cleaning up fire damage in your Los Angeles residence quickly to prevent secondary destruction. Before you return into your home, it is advisable to get permission from a fire marshal stating that it is safe to do so. You should then assess the damage to your possessions and decide what to clean and what to discard.
Allowing fresh air to circulate in your house is also critical. Open the windows in each room to increase ventilation and set up a small fan to increase the amount of air flow. This can help clear the house of residual smoke, provide soot-free air for you to breathe and reduce the smoke odor. Before you attempt to clean smoke damage, dry wet items using fans and dehumidifiers. However, if firefighters used water hoses to extinguish the flames, it is essential to hire a fire restoration company like SERVPRO to perform fire and water damage combination cleanup.
We can use sophisticated equipment like wet/dry vacuums, air movers and dehumidifiers to extract the water and dry your home thoroughly. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can also remove smoke particles from carpeting, ceilings, walls, furniture, and other possessions to prevent foul odors and potential health problems.
We have the manpower to get the cleanup work completed within a short duration. Our SERVPRO crews have a defined restoration process that gets fire-damaged homes back to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. We use multiple cleaning products and procedures to remove smoke residues from surfaces. Soot and smoke can leave various surfaces in a house, including ceilings and walls appearing stained and charred. Our restorers can scour and pressure clean these surfaces.
If the soot and smoke damage has extended to the draperies and carpets, we can take the appropriate steps to clean them. It is often possible to restore carpets after fire damage because heat does not impact floor coverings as much as it impacts high surfaces like ceilings. However, if heat damage transforms the texture of carpeting, the destruction is usually permanent, making it necessary to replace it.
If a fire has ruined your property, SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo can help you clean it up and restore it to its beautiful state. Call us at (310) 333-0654 anytime. We can make the fire damage look “Like it never even happened.”
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The Ultimate Guide to Storm Damage Remediation in Los Angeles
Flood damage in Los Angeles can wreak havoc. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.
A Strong Wind can Topple Your Favorite Tree and Let the Elements and Pests Enter Your Los Angeles Property
Landscaping your property in Los Angeles enhances your outdoor living space dramatically and can increase the value of your property. Tall trees provide shade for both people and more delicate, smaller plants. Erosion, as well as sporadic episodes of drought mixed with substantial rainfall, can cause weakened root systems to develop. Trees in such condition can send branches through a roof when one gets pushed over by the wind.
Heavy rain is not needed around Los Angeles for flooding passing over your yard to wash away enough soil around trees to create a hazard. Trees can seem adequately stable when soil and grass cover them. Roots can become exposed long after a tree loses its stability. While a massive trunk can crush a roof and break the framework, larger branches on smaller or mid-size trees can rip holes through shingles.
Holes in the uppermost portions of any home can cause several issues to happen. While not all of these have to do with water from rain, they can cause detrimental issues to develop inside your property. SERVPRO can help with repairing the damage and mitigating these situations, preventing them from spreading into other areas of your house. Here is a list of a few ways we can help after lousy weather affects your home's roof.
- Tarp the areas opened up by trees,
- Remove insulation and replace it after we dry the area,
- Clean the attic space's air with HEPA-filtered machines called air scrubbers,
- Ensure that the flooring harbors no moisture, and
- Check the ceiling and walls below for trapped water.
We offer building services that include roofing and installation of new walls and ceilings. This added service keeps costs low while helping us finish the entire project quickly.
We want to help you by making everything “Like it never even happened.” Call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654, 24/7, 365 days a year. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster in Playa del Rey and Playa Vista.
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Don't Let Water Damage in Your Los Angels Hotel Soak Your Profits
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Mitigation of Commercial Water Damage Throughout Your Los Angeles Hotel
Many of the hotels in Los Angeles contain different attraction for guests and others visiting for both business and vacations in the city. Restaurants, small gyms, and other amenities often require the use of water in their normal activities. Small leaks that grow larger from the non-stop water pressure can lead to emergencies requiring an immediate response while leaks that never grow larger continue to release water that slowly spreads unseen.
Many lodging facilities in Los Angeles with commercial water damage find the source originated on an upper floor. The plumbing feeding into the kitchen of an upper-level banquet area can leak water into lower floors long before anyone notices, even with more substantial leaks. SERVPRO's water damage specialists arrive with the machinery and equipment to mitigate existing damage from top to bottom and save your hotel from more permanent damage. We know how to make it all "Like it never even happened."
Shortly after our arrival, we attach sections of large-sized tubing to the windows nearest the soon-to-be-damaged areas on each affected floor. We can determine how far the water spread with our use of infrared cameras. These devices' see' the water through the variations of temperature revealed on the screen.
We also determine the extent of the moisture's presence with moisture meters. Each floor's information regarding the mitigation work gets listed in chronological order on a separate sheet, helping us keep excellent records for you.
The tubing at each window lets us direct powerful air currents into the area, and with smaller machines, we can direct this air into specific locations. Each floor also needs a dehumidifier to extract the moisture from the air as it steadily evaporates. We continue to monitor each floor to make sure progress continues as planned.
Nearest the site and possibly for a level or two below, standing water might collect. We use extraction units specifically for this that work quickly at removing the problem. Air currents and desiccant machines work much more efficiently in damp areas than in wet ones, so a combination of equipment helps reduce costs for our customers, instead of increasing their expenses.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo wants to help you get things back to normal, and we can help you do this. Call us when your hotel suffers from commercial water damage of any kind. Our service line, (310) 333-0654, is always answered, year-round, with no gaps in our service. We know emergencies can happen with no warning, and damage does not wait for a 'better time.'
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Call The Professionals in Fire Damage Remediation Today for Your Los Angeles Home
Don't let your gorgeous deck be overcome by fire damage remediation needs. Contact SERVPRO today for help.
Dark Scorching and Other Fire Damage from Decorative Patio Lighting Dirty and Soil a Los Angeles Residence
Decorating the outside living and entertainment space at your Los Angeles home with creative lighting options can make all kinds of gatherings more memorable. Unique lighting can make photos of such events sparkle. Adding temporary lights still requires that you do so safely, as any wiring can cause electrical problems.
String lights can look great when splashed around your Los Angeles home's deck but fire damage, including slight scorching, can leave the area looking dirty. SERVPRO has highly trained specialists to assist residents in the area after a disaster harms their property.
String lights, as well as those that you use as part of a lantern, can catch fire and spread to other decorations. The smoke that ends up stuck to your exterior walls varies, depending on what burned.
If the food on the grill catches fire, the smoke that comes from this looks yellowish or any shade of brown. The soot sticks to most surfaces and produces a highly offensive, acrid odor. We use special cleaning agents that break the protein down so it can readily come off surfaces.
Paper, wood, and other natural items leave a drier, dusty soot that we can easily brush away and vacuum up. If you rub this soot into the surface, it leaves a gray or black mark that you can clean up relatively easily with soap and water. On surfaces that water might damage, we use stiff brushes to thoroughly remove the soot from the surface before it can work its way in deeper.
Man-made things leave behind the stickiest type of soot when they burn. Electrical cords, many decorations, and other items with components constructed with plastic or rubber leave the area full of black gooey carbon that might look like a thin layer of tar. Deposits like this can also emit gases that can cause health effects. Cleaning can make a bigger mess when done incorrectly.
With black soot, we need to use select agents that help to separate the deposits from affected surfaces. We use a small vacuum to remove the dried residue first and then finish removing the soot with a dry sponge. We might need to prime some areas for repainting. Priming allows the top coat to adhere better and prevents flaking later.
SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo knows how to restore your patio in Playa Vista, Loyola Village, or Lennox when fire damage leaves smoke and soot behind. Call us at (310) 333-0654, so we can help make your patio look “Like it never even happened.”
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We Have The Expertise And Equipment To Restore Your Los Angeles Home After A Flood Damage Disaster
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Why Dealing with Flood Damage in Your Los Angeles Residence Quickly is Critical
Flood damage can occur after it rains heavily, and the water does not drain fast enough. Flood waters can ruin your hardwood flooring, drywall, wallpaper, paint, and appliances, among other things. Although flood insurance can reduce your financial strain, the recovery process still requires a lot of work.
When there is flood damage in your Los Angeles residence, your highest priority should be to remove the water, dry out the affected areas and clean up the property to prevent additional damage. This is where a full-service restoration company like SERVPRO comes in. Our water damage specialists can respond quickly to your emergency. We respond to emergency calls 24/7 every day of the year.
Drying out a property quickly is vital because water can weaken walls and floors as the wood within them absorbs it slowly and steadily. Damp wood is vulnerable to mold, which can cause health effects and weaken the wood further. Any electrical outlets, wiring, and fuse boxes exposed to water can pose health risks. It is vital to hire a professional to inspect electrical systems exposed to water to determine if there’s any safety hazard and if so, repair them properly.
SERVPRO has the expertise and equipment to handle the most challenging cleanup and restoration jobs. Our technicians focus on drying, disinfecting and deodorizing affected areas safely to minimize damage to floors, walls, and ceilings. As certified members of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we follow a set of specific procedures and standards to ensure that everything in a flooded home is completely dry with no risk of microbial growth.
If there’s standing water in your home, we can use pumps to extract it so that drying can take place much faster. We also use air moving equipment to move air around the home and then use dehumidifiers to remove the moisture that is in the air. We use moisture sensors to detect moisture in soft materials and moisture meters to find the actual moisture content of various materials and determine if a structure is dry.
If your home has suffered flood damage, SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo can assist you to handle it in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Contact us at (310) 333-0654 for water removal, drying, and sanitization services.
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Injecti-Dry System to Dry Hardwood in Marina Del Rey Homes
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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
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
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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
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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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