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If Your West Hollywood Business Has A Flood Damage Issue, You Need Our Experts To Help!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your West Hollywood Business Has A Flood Damage Issue, You Need Our Experts To Help! Unfortunately, torrential rain storms do not wait for an invitation, passing over the landscape with a vengeance.

SERVPRO To The Rescue When West Hollywood Businesses Suffer Flood Damage

Flooding after West Hollywood storms is a challenge local businesses would rather avoid. Unfortunately, torrential rain storms do not wait for an invitation, passing over the landscape with a vengeance. Any commercial property in their path risks severe damage if the flood waters invade. Mitigation of commercial flooding is not a job for your in-house or contracted cleaning crews. You need a flood damage specialist. We can help.

Unfortunate circumstances that can complicate commercial flood damage remediation in West Hollywood are that heavy rain now flows over landscapes scoured by wildfires. Added to large quantities of water is the possibility of landslides, mud, and silt contamination. Since floodwaters always expose a property to potential chemical and pathogen hazards, the addition of rapid erosion makes a bad situation even tougher to manage.

Our flood remediation crews are well-seasoned, ready for even large commercial flooding scenarios. Our signature green service vehicles stock the pumping and extracting equipment needed. If necessary, we can scale up efforts within the SERVPRO national network. Coping with the additional “heavy lifting” of mud and other debris washed down along with the rainwater requires the skills and training of our IICRC certified technicians.

Expect a thoroughly professional and speedy response from our SERVPRO crew. An experienced project manager assesses the scene and sets the crew members in motion as soon as practicable after arrival. If areas of your business are unaffected by the floodwaters, we try to create zones for our work areas so that you can continue to reach out to clients and customers. This is crucial in maintaining their confidence that you can weather the storm.

Containment of the contaminated floodwaters and debris is where the decades of SERVPRO disaster response and success set us apart. We are familiar with the local requirements to keep all safe when extracting and disposing of floodwaters. As you move forward on your business side post-flood, you can rely on our team checking all the boxes to keep you in compliance with all applicable codes during commercial flood water cleanup.

SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood is the partner needed when you face the stress and hard work of recovery from commercial storm flooding. Our office accepts calls 24/7 every day of the year at (310) 572-6132.

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SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice for Mold Removal in Hollywood

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice for Mold Removal in Hollywood Many times, more mold is hidden below the visible mold. Inspect your home regularly for signs of mold.

Why SERVPRO Is A Trusted Mold Damage Remediation In West Hollywood

Although finding evidence of mold in your West Hollywood home is concerning, there is no need to panic. Early recognition of a mold infestation is the best scenario, but the reality is that mold can hide behind walls and above ceilings. You need a mold remediation company that can adapt its treatment as needed and that uses advanced technology to keep debris from spreading during removal. We offer that flexibility. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the protocols we use when remediating mold damage in your West Hollywood home. Locating the extent of the mold growth is step one. Although mold testing is a possibility, often the distinctive musty scent and visual verification of staining or the glimpses of feathery or leather mold growth is enough to pinpoint the problem areas. 

Containment is the next challenge. Our crew has both physical barriers made of plastic sheeting and negative pressure air scrubber configurations as options. Sealing in the mold residues during the cleaning is the key to preventing mold spores and particles from drifting into other living spaces. The use of innovative equipment like the air scrubber offers an extra level of protection, and our team also don personal protective equipment during the cleaning. The deliberate use of practical containment techniques is why SERVPRO is a trusted remediation company. 

Removal is a mechanical process, our employees using scrapers and brushes to loosen the mold growth before bagging the debris for disposal. SERVPRO crews scrub non-porous surfaces with good effect, returning them to function. Porous surfaces are not all lost as we also employ the gentle abrasion of soda blasting to remove the hyphae or “roots” from objects infected below the surface. 

After the removal of the mold, SERVPRO remediators clear away any residual mold particles with HEPA filtered vacuums. We apply EPA registered antimicrobials to the surfaces to inhibit regrowth. 

Eliminating the moisture source must be done to complete the mold remediation process. Why SERVPRO technicians are a good fit as remediators are their ability to sleuth out where the water invades and migrates. The moisture might be from a leak, spill, or even excessive humidity. We help determine the problem and arrange for repair. Mold reappears quickly if the water returns. 

SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood offers discrete yet efficient mold remediation services. If you suspect mold has taken hold, call us immediately at (310) 572-6132 for an evaluation.

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When Stormy Weather Invades Your West Hollywood Home

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Stormy Weather Invades Your West Hollywood Home Stormy skies can be beautiful to view but can cause damage to your home.

Flood Damage Experts In West Hollywood Discuss the Possibilities Of Contamination

When stormy weather blows into the West Hollywood area, elements created by the storm can negatively affect your property. When thunderstorms are severe, flood damage can quickly occur at your residence. Storms can bring about torrential downpours and hurricane-speed winds. If something blows into one of your windows or your roof, a hole can get created that can allow moisture to enter your dwelling. As soon as water gets in from the outside, prompt flood damage mitigation by a professional company like SERVPRO becomes a necessity.  

The longer moisture sits inside your home and saturates organic materials, the worse the problems can get. Our SERVPRO technicians always work as fast as they can when mitigating any flood damage situation in West Hollywood so that they can minimize the severity of the issues caused by the poor weather. If items that make up the structure of your house stay wet, they can lose their structural integrity and fall apart. If organic substances inside a building stay wet for more than two days, fungal contamination becomes a possibility.  

Whenever dealing with water coming from the outdoors, our SERVPRO team knows that it is different than dealing with problems created by clean water sources. Rainwater gets either a category two or category three classification depending on if it is just water falling from the sky or if it is muddy, murky water that has built up on the dirt outside. In both types of scenarios, we treat the water as if it contains harmful bacteria and parasites.  

When dealing with these gray or black water situations, many of the materials the water touches must get removed and replaced. In some cases, non-porous materials can be dried out and saved if they get affected by contaminated water. However, the affected materials still always get sanitized and treated with antimicrobial chemicals or, in more severe cases they get sprayed with specialized sealant paint. If you ever suffer damage to your place of residence after a storm, call SERVPRO of Belair / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132 24/7.

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Wildfires and House Fires in Bel Air--Why Not Call SERVPRO for Cleanup?

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Wildfires and House Fires in Bel Air--Why Not Call SERVPRO for Cleanup? Bel Air Homes and Wildfires!!! SERVPRO Is Always There to Help

The Right Tools for Fire Recovery in Bel Air Homes

Currently, Bel Air homes struggle with the devastating forces of wildfires that responders work desperately to extinguish. With so many houses and commercial properties within the path of this natural disaster, homeowners seek assurances that what has occurred to their homes can get restored and returned to original condition. You need professional restoration that can arrive quickly, and that has the expertise and industry-leading equipment to make a difference fast.  

While some properties saw the worst of the damage that the wildfires could produce, many Bel Air properties are dealing with partial fire damages. In these situations, our responders must focus our efforts on our premier cleaning services and smoke mitigation techniques. To give your home the attention that it needs in a trying time such as this, you need professionals that can arrive when you need them the most.

Just as the wildfire in this area of 1961 caused great destruction, climate conditions have increased the likelihood of more of these fire damaging events to always be a factor. That is WHY SERVPRO is here and ready to help.
Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24 hours a day to offer effective solutions for fire damaged homes and properties affected by this most recent spreading wildfire. Our Green Fleet gets stocked with the products and advanced technology that can control the smoke damage in your home and help to mitigate your losses. We also have the ability as a national organization to envelop the services of nearby franchises to pool resources and personnel to help any customer that needs us.

Recovering from loss within your home, from the current wildfire or otherwise, relies heavily on having the right tools and equipment to do the job as thoroughly as needed. Our SERVPRO technicians have environment cleaning equipment such as our air scrubbers that can pull particulates and debris from the affected areas. We also have multiple deodorization approaches both for on-site odor removal with our thermal fogging or to removed contents of your home at our nearby facility with the ozone chamber.

Regardless of how your property has become affected by the wildfire or any fire for that matter, our SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood rapid response team can help. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (310) 572-6132.

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How Our Experts Treat Smoke And Fire Damaged Items In Your Bel Air Home

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Experts Treat Smoke And Fire Damaged Items In Your Bel Air Home Soot can accumulate in tiny grooves and other fine details of your items.

Treatment Of Items Affected By Smoke And Fire Damage In A Bel Air Residence

Items you place around your Bel Air home as decorations and keepsakes become filthy when a fire occurs. Soot can accumulate in tiny grooves and other fine details of your items. SERVPRO can restore these items for you while we perform other mitigation services on your home's structure.

When adequate space exists in your residence, we can perform the work there. Many times, however, space is lacking, so we pack up the items in need of a thorough cleaning. We inventory each item as we place it in the box. Working in teams of two, one wraps the items in paper or another protective wrapping, and the other enters the item on the inventory sheet.

To maintain the accuracy of these inventory sheets, we keep them updated whenever a change occurs. To clean items, we fill bins with a solution designed to cut through the greasy soot and lift it away from the surfaces of your items while keeping the original finish untouched. Tools like brushes and special cloths help us remove the residue quickly and leave everything clean. We use other bins with fresh water where we rinse the items and then place them on racks to begin drying.

When cleaning these items, we complete the boxes we are working on at that time before going on break or leaving. When we finish cleaning them, we air dry them, taking care to keep each box's items together.

Many items, much like the house's interior, require deodorization, even after cleaning. To do this and complete the restoration of a customer's belongings, we place them in a deodorization chamber and fill the area with hydroxyl gas. This gas loses an atom which then bonds with any remaining particles and makes them odorless. It is very safe and highly effective.

SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood has the IICRC-certified technicians needed to restore your home and the contents inside after a fire happens. You can contact us by calling (310) 572-6132, which is answered 24/7, every day of the year. Serving Weho, Central and West Hollywood, as well as Spaulding Square, we are here for you when fire damage turns your life upside down.

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Our Remediation Plan Will Stop Mold From Spreading In Your Central Hollywood Property

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Remediation Plan Will Stop Mold From Spreading In Your Central Hollywood Property If a bacterial fungus develops inside your home, the problem may get worse if you do not act fast.

We Can Stop Mold Damage From Spreading Inside Your Central Hollywood Home

If a bacterial fungus develops inside your home, the problem may get worse if you do not act fast. Green, brown or yellow spots on surfaces inside your house indicates that there is an active fungus that must be dealt with by professionals. Calling us immediately to conduct an inspection may help save your property.

After our SERVPRO mold damage technicians arrive at your Central Hollywood home, you can expect them to get right to work. The first step we can take is to contain the affected areas. We take proper precautions to keep fungus from spreading to other sections of your home. Placing plastic sheeting and sealing it with tape helps stop mold from spreading. Plus, we can designate an area inside or outside structure for our crews to clean and sanitize the equipment they use during the cleanup process.

Since mold spores are microscopic, there may be many airborne spores floating around inside your house. Our IICRC certified techs can utilize commercial grade air scrubbers that have HEPA filters to eliminate the spores. Plus, we can use this machine to clean the atmosphere inside the home and get rid of musty mold odors. The crew can also use disinfectants to kill the fungus and anti-fungal sprays to keep mold from growing back inside the home.

After we remove the fungus, our techs can begin to dry the area with air movers or axial fans that push out dampness and pull or drag in dry air from outside the structure. This process helps speed up drying, which can help prevent further damages. Also, we can employ dehumidifiers to bring down moisture levels and to hasten the drying phase, which can stop future mold growth.

When possible, our SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood offers mold damage team can restore your home to its pre-mold condition. Contact us at (310) 572-6132. We're here to help 24/7 and strive to make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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How Our Team Of Professionals Restore Your Water Damaged Home In Hollywood

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Our Team Of Professionals Restore Your Water Damaged Home In Hollywood Common issues our technicians face are flooded carpets, wood floors, and drywall panels that begin to absorb water the moment any first touches it.

Remediating Water Damage To Hollywood Homes

Fall is here, and with it comes much of the rain that we get in each calendar year. Hollywood residents know, however, that broken or faulty plumbing can be just as damaging when it floods across the floors and carpets of their homes.

Storms and plumbing cause much the same types of water damage to Hollywood homes. Common issues SERVPRO technicians face are flooded carpets, wood floors, and drywall panels that begin to absorb water the moment any first touches it. Each requires immediate removal and drying of the material to prevent permanent damage and to replace them.

To start with, and help all three items, our restoration specialists bring in commercial pumps. These devices can remove large amounts of water in a few hours. That means our personnel can remove a large percentage of the water in a home within a day or two in most cases. Removing the water prevents further absorption, especially for drywall, and helps to start the drying process for all three.

Next, specialists switch out the pumps for extraction wands. These smaller devices still remove water, but operators can adjust the speed and suction power. They also have a heating element we use to accelerate drying. These options enable us to remove water trapped in carpets and between floorboards without accidentally separating the layers of the carpets or over drying the floorboards which cause splitting and cracking.

As SERVPRO crew members operate the extraction wands, others set up a combination of dehumidifiers, air movers, and exhaust fans to increase the rate of water extraction. The dehumidifiers pull water from the air and nearby property. They work on carpets and wood floors but are especially effective on drywall and wood paneling.

The air movers force warm, dry air across damp surfaces which forces out moisture. Technicians can adjust the speed, temperature, and direction of the air to maximize drying without causing any secondary damage. The moisture is then pulled out by the exhaust fans with the cooler air in the home or captured by the dehumidifier and removed at a rate of about 25 gallons every 24 hours, depending on the amount of water present.

At SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood, we want to help every owner return to their home as soon as it's safe to do so. If you need our expertise and experience, call our office today at (310) 572-6132. We are here for you.

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West Hollywood Restaurant Fires Are Not Special Effects, But Real Dangers--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage West Hollywood Restaurant Fires Are Not Special Effects, But Real Dangers--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration All West Hollywood Signs Lead to SERVPRO for Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Recovery

Dealing with Fire Damage in Your West Hollywood Restaurant

A fire in your West Hollywood restaurant can bring your business to a standstill. As the most stressful and overwhelming experience, it can leave your premises with charred and burned furniture, fittings, and appliances, not to mention comprised food products. When a fire starts, it can spread everywhere in your restaurant. No room or area is immune and that includes above ceilings, behind walls and other structural components. While dealing with the fire is scary, dealing with the damage afterward is also stressful. So, how do you deal with fire damage?

Do not enter your restaurant right away
After the local fire department has put out the fire, it is wise not to enter the premises before fire damage technicians in West Hollywood have assessed the damage. Doing so means you can expose yourself or your employees to smoke and soot, slip and fall, cuts from shards of glass, and other hazards. When fire burns furniture, fittings, appliances and other items, smoke is released. This smoke contains minute particles from the burned elements and includes volatile gases. As the fire continues to burn, a substance called soot coats and stains the ceiling, walls, appliances, carpeting and flooring among others.

Breathing in the air inside the burned building can lead to illness. Noxious odors are also an issue, and that is why you should not re-enter the burned restaurant immediately after the fire. Wait, be Safe.

Do not touch or remove anything
Fire damage is a serious situation. Touching or even removing anything from the premises before your insurance adjuster has assessed the damage is not wise. Doing so can void your insurance coverage.

SERVPRO technicians have water and fire damage training and experience. To restore your restaurant to its pre-fire conditions, we inspect and compile a fire damage assessment report. Our experienced technicians can board up if necessary. Afterward, the water removal process begins followed by drying, cleaning, and repair. Note that often fire-suppressant systems in restaurants coat the kitchen cooking area with a powder to smother the flames without splashing grease fires to other locations. This requires skillful cleanup to mitigate the losses.

At SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood, we work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. Not only can we help you with the paperwork but we also provide a detailed report of the fire damage to fast-track the claims process. If you have any questions, call our 24/7 emergency line at (310) 572-6132 today!

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration Goes "Hollywood" with a SERVPRO Leading Role in Removal

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration Goes "Hollywood" with a SERVPRO Leading Role in Removal Introducing SERVPRO in the Starring Role of Water Damage Cleanup in Hollywood

Going Local for Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Hollywood

Unforeseen closures result in a loss of revenue for business owners. At times these can be impossible to avoid due to health and safety concerns for staff or customers. The important thing is to remedy the situation as quickly as possible to ensure any potential losses are kept to a minimum. That means using professional services to treat, restore and clean the affected area.

Businesses with commercial water damage in Hollywood could benefit from using a local service. At SERVPRO we can send a cleanup team directly to your location after receiving a notification of loss. One of our project managers can communicate with you every step of the way including predicting the potential outcomes of each step.

We usually begin with a rapid clean up of any pooling water. We achieve this by using truck-mounted extractors with fully submersible gas-powered pumps. After excess water is removed, we can then move in using industrial grade wet/ dry vacuums to remove any surface moisture left behind.

Pooling water can often cause secondary damages if left unchecked. Although, drying the surface areas may seem simple, checking the subfloors, underneath carpets or behind fittings is essential to reduce the risk mold growth. Using wands, SERVPRO can dry water from in-between floorboards or other tough to reach areas. Using moisture meters, we can accurately detect the levels of moisture in the air as well as saturation levels.

Once a SERVPRO project manager is satisfied that all water has been removed we can bring in technicians to clean, sanitize and restore structure as well as contents. Dehumidifiers can be placed in the affected area to reduce humidity levels and with them the risk of mold growth. Finally, we can provide a walkthrough tour to show you the work carried out and any areas that needed special attention.

If your business is experiencing problems with pooling water, contact SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at our 24/7 emergency line (310) 572-6132.

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An Expert's Guide To The Risks Of Flood Damage In Your Hollywood Home

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage An Expert's Guide To The Risks Of Flood Damage In Your Hollywood Home When we deal with flood damage in Hollywood, the priority is to identify and neutralize potential hazards.

Understanding Black Water For Hollywood Properties At Risk Of Flood Damage

National Preparedness Month (NPM), sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Red Cross, kicks off this month. Their goal is to ensure Americans take vital steps toward helping themselves and their communities by preparing for potential disasters ahead of time.

When we deal with flood damage in Hollywood, the priority is to identify and neutralize potential hazards. These can be signs of structural damage, contaminated water or electrical equipment. In short, anything that could pose a lethal threat to yourself, or those brought in to help restore your home.

SERVPRO has become a household name in dealing with property damage. The majority of our work involves extracting, drying and restoring homes. Unfortunately, the procedure when dealing with contaminated water which is common in flood restoration becomes more complicated.

Black Water is what we call water that has come into contact with debris, pesticides or raw sewage and becomes contaminated. Contamination in water can damage anything that it comes into contact with and poses a severe health risk. In these circumstances, we may have to remove sections of drywall as well as inspecting sub-floor or crawl spaces for infection.

Intensive cleaning methods using chemicals and sanitizers may be necessary. We would also look to bring in industrial deodorization equipment like ozone generators. These powerful machines use 03 gas to alter the surrounding atmosphere and permanently remove odors or harmful particles in the surrounding air.

Once a SERVPRO technician is satisfied that all traces of black water have been removed we can begin to restore your home. Since cross-contamination is an issue, cleaning of contents may be done off-site. Alternatively, we can remove items to a designated clean room where they can be intensively treated.

The last step in restoring your property is drying. Here, a SERVPRO technician can use a moisture meter to measure the humidity in an unaffected area of your house. The humidity becomes a dry level that we can work towards using air movers and dehumidifiers. Reaching the right dry level is crucial in guarding against secondary water damage such as mold growth.

National Preparedness Month is about being ready for all eventualities. Add SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood, (310) 572-6132, to your phone book now.

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