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Surprised by a Flash Flood to Your West Hollywood Business? SERVPRO's Business Is to Keep You in Business--Call Us

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Out in Your West Hollywood Work Place? Call SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster--Immediate Cleanup and Restoration

Commercial Flood Damage West Hollywood – Flash Flood Inundates Business Office

The flash flood came out of nowhere in the middle of the night and roared straight through our client's office. The doors were pushed open, and the flood penetrated the business office, leaving a muddy mess that was at least two feet high on the walls. Desks and furniture were all pushed against the far wall with some items ending out on the parking lot of this small business office. A rainstorm in the hills above the office can wash down the gorges very quickly and do a great deal of damage with little warning. Fortunately, no one was in the office at the time.

The office manager called SERVPRO for help for the flood damage to their West Hollywood office the next morning. We were on-site within the hour assessing the damage and developing a plan to assist this client. The client needed to recover personal data and records, at least as much as possible. While the employees could work off-site for the most part, the office manager stated the office should be back in operation as soon as realistically possible.

There was a great deal of sand, gravel, and even plant material that had been washed down the hill and deposited inside the office. Some of the office furniture was damaged beyond repair.  Computers and external disk drives were also damaged.  All of the data had been backed up just before the flood to an external site. We can recommend an electronics shop to clean the hardware, though we do not perform this service.

SERVPRO began by arranging for a dumpster to be delivered. All of the damaged furniture and the gravel were removed and placed in the dumpster. The carpets were soaked with water and contaminated with foreign material. SERVPRO removed the carpet and underpad. With everything removed, the concrete floors and walls were washed and decontaminated before drying.

Restoration activities followed. Electrical and data communication cables installed along with new carpeting throughout. Various other repairs were also completed. The client purchased new office furniture, and their office was back in business in less than a week!

Call SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132 for 24/7 service. We serve Spaulding Square, Melrose District, Central Hollywood, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can help you deal with emergency water damage and floods of all kinds.

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Fire Damage Should Not Be The End For Your West Hollywood Business

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let fire damage be the end all for your coffee shop. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Fire Damage is Not on Your Coffee Shop's Menu!

When you live in a place like West Hollywood, you find a sense of community and commonality with your neighbors. Imagine that you own a coffee shop where your patrons stop for their morning java, but also set up for extended periods, working and chatting while enjoying your service and locale. Now imagine that there is a fire that sets off the sprinkler system and leaves you with wet furniture and inventory as well as smoke residue and a lingering smell.

In a place that is always on the go, SERVPRO is your best ally when it comes to the restoration of your business. When there is fire damage to your coffee shop in West Hollywood, our team is ready to jump into action 24/7, putting our expertise to your service as soon as we receive the call. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies that our technicians have the knowledge to help restore your business and mitigate losses as much as possible.

Being mindful of any restrictions placed by the building or neighborhood regarding work in your storefront, our SERVPRO team develops a targeted plan to extract any remaining water and speed up the drying process. When time is of the essence, we incorporate advanced moisture sensors, such thermal imaging cameras with the goal of detecting even the most hidden water residue. We also have at our disposal industry-grade dehumidifiers and air circulators to aid with the drying process. Extraction and drying are both necessary in completing a thorough restoration job.

Our SERVPRO crew is well aware that there may be additional health requirements you need to comply with before reopening. Working together we focus on making the process as efficient as possible while protecting your inventory and investment.

SERVPRO of Bel Air/West Hollywood wants to protect your coffee shop as much as you do. Call us at (310) 572-6132 and let us leave it "Like it never even happened."

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Our Crew Is Your Best Option When Your Commercial Property In Bel Air Experiences A Water Damage Issue

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

For out of hours property emergencies, contact SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132.

Out Of Hours Service For Commercial Water Cleanup In Bel Air

Out of hours, property issues can play havoc for those working in the bar industry. An overworked appliance can start spewing out water at three or four AM, which requires immediate attention to prevent permanent damages. Our rapid response team is designed to help public service industry managers deal with out of hours property issues quickly and allows them to open the following day, “Like it never even happened.”

One of the flagships of our service for commercial water cleanup in Bel Air is having technicians available on call. You can reach SERVPRO twenty-four hours a day via our phone line and arrange an out of hours service for urgent issues. We send the necessary technicians with the right equipment to your place of work to ensure that a late night water spill does not carry over into the next day of trading.

In the bar industry, one of the challenges in removing stagnant water is the number of fittings. SERVPRO technicians can disassemble fittings behind a bar to clean behind them using chemical agents before replacing them once the affected area is dry. Where fittings are non-removable, we can drill small holes to encourage airflow, drying both inside and out.

In terms of remediating a property, the main goal is to remove the contaminating source. We can apply a range of sanitizers, bleaches, and biocides to ensure any soiling is dealt with correctly. Sometimes, odors can linger even after the soiling has been removed and sanitized. SERVPRO technicians can deploy different types of deodorizer, including sprays, pellets, and foggers to help control odor and prevent it become an issue for your staff or customers.

As a locally owned and operated company, we have much experience in helping the business community overcome minor, and significant, water issues. Our close relationship with local adjusters can make a significant difference to the ease of making your claim, and we can conduct a thorough walk-through with you at the end of service to show you what has been completed and discuss possible outcomes.

For out of hours property emergencies, contact SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132.

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Is Carpeting Salvageable After Commercial Water Damage in West Hollywood?

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Often carpet padding has to be replaced after water damage.

Restoring Carpets and Controlling Odor for Commercial Flood Damage in West Hollywood

As a property manager of an office block, you are responsible for providing clean working conditions for employees. Flooding may cause temporary closure until full restoration occurs within the property. These issues are time sensitive as closures can cause a loss of revenue. We offer an expert solution to property damages by providing IICRC qualified technicians to restore them.

Typical office carpeting can present a problem when dealing with commercial flood damage in West Hollywood. If flooding has occurred overnight, the fabric in carpets can absorb moisture. Wet fabric is up to 50% weaker, so appropriate care must be taken to avoid causing further damages.

We train SERVPRO technicians in the removal and remediation of carpets. We may have to remove them temporarily to inspect the subfloor and see how far the damage goes. Using moisture meters that can penetrate the surface, we can accurately assess how much water has been absorbed and take appropriate steps to dry it. This process can be an essential part of controlling microbial growth.

Carpet pads, placed between the subfloor and the underlayer of the carpet, usually have to be removed and disposed. These porous materials break apart when exposed to water but are usually cost-effective to replace. Before we relay carpets, SERVPRO treats both sides with anti-microbial chemicals to prevent mold from appearing after the service is complete.

To completely return a property to its preloss condition, SERVPRO can thoroughly deodorize the affected area. Water that enters a property can loosen dirt and debris, or bring in odor-producing bacteria. It is vital to re-create the conditions in which the odor particles entered the property to mitigate against it. Using deodorant solution we can cover a large surface area and get your business ready for employees.

When a property emergency presents itself, contact SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132.

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The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in West Hollywood

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your restaurant does not have to mean closing your doors. Contact SERVPRO right away to come out and assess the situation.

Mold Damage Restoration in Your West Hollywood Restaurant

Finding mold growing in your West Hollywood restaurant is not the kind of discovery you want to make. Because mold can cause health effects, this means that the health of you, your employees and your customers can be affected. Therefore, getting the mold infestation cleaned up right away is essential to keep your business running smoothly.

When you need commercial mold damage restoration in your West Hollywood business, you only want to trust a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. All our staff is trained and equipped to handle the issue in your restaurant efficiently and quickly. We understand that disrupting your normal daily operations means lost money for you and may even be able to do the work while the restaurant is usually closed.

SERVPRO technicians first need to identify the source of the moisture which created the mold and dry the area entirely with industrial equipment and specialized tools. Fans and dehumidifiers can be used to speed up this process. We then seal off the affected area with plastic sheeting to stop mold spores from spreading to clean areas of your restaurant.

We use air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to clean the air of any mold spores which are airborne and stop the unintended transfer of the contamination. HEPA filters are specially designed to capture tiny particles like mold spores. Regular filters do not work and can make the problem worse.

The area is then totally sanitized with antimicrobial chemicals and industrial-strength disinfectants. While we clean, we run the HEPA air scrubbers and air exchangers so the moldy air can be replaced with fresh, clean air.

If there are any porous building materials like wood or drywall that cannot be salvaged and sanitized, we dispose of them and replace them. The industry standard of removing any drywall that is two feet from any appearance of mold is strictly followed.

The HEPA air scrubbers are used again for another 24 hours to ensure all the air is free of any remaining mold spores. The whole area is treated and sealed with antimicrobial chemicals to stop any future mold from growing.

SERVPRO of Bel Air/West Hollywood wants to help you clean the mold from your business in Spaulding Square, Weho, or Melrose District so you can get back to business as usual as soon as possible. As soon as you think you have an issue with mold, give us a call at (310) 572-6132 so we can help.

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

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

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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Using Commercial Water Removal Methods to Protect Your Hollywood Hair Salon

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Keeping any water spills dry on a daily basis is an effective way to manage your salon. Should a larger water damage event occur, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Effective Drying Services After a Water Damage Incident in Your Beauty Salon

Making a great first impression helps to start off many business and entertainment ventures in a favorable light. Hollywood celebrities are not the only ones who care about their appearance. Many want to try out new hairstyles or prepare themselves for an important meeting.
 
Hair salons use water as an integral part of their operations, sometimes making commercial water removal in Hollywood necessary. It only takes a small leak to create a mess inside your salon. SERVPRO technicians can get things back to normal again, “Like it never even happened.”
 
Removing excess amounts of water before it can seep into cracks along the corner between your floors and walls or other areas keeps secondary water damage risks low. Microbial growth does not take much space, nor does deterioration under floor coverings. These can develop and worsen without you realizing the harm taking place under your feet. This is why we use devices to detect moisture and hidden water within your business.
 
When SERVPRO technicians inspect your property, we use infrared devices that show us the locations of hidden moisture. Because of the different stations in your salon, each has its own water supply, water can leak anywhere along the feed lines to any of these. Sprayed water can also accumulate behind counters, where they can seep into walls and create weak spots.
 
Depending on where the water spreads to, we use various types of equipment to collect it and remove it from your premises. For walls retaining water, we drill small weep holes behind mop boards and allow the excess water to drain away. As we collect this water and dispose of it, we begin airing out the interior space of the wall with flexible tubing that allows us to force warm, dry air into the cavity and elevate the temperature. This makes the water evaporate so we can extract it more efficiently. This procedure might save wall that otherwise would require us to replace several sections.
 
We can also dry out floors that contain water below them and above the basement ceiling in a similar manner. However, when the floor itself retains water, we use heated mats that extract the moisture hiding there. When carpets cover such floors, we often float the carpet, so stretching remains minimal and drying time does not become extensive.
 
SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood adheres to standard water removal services protocols as established by the IICRC. We serve Spaulding Square, Melrose District, and Weho, making your business's restoration a priority. Call us at (310) 572-6132, and we can begin drying out your business, so your clients never miss an appointment.

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When Your Hollywood Retail Store Needs Water Damage Restoration

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to remove the water present in the affected area of your shop.

When Your Store Needs Water Damage Restoration

Hollywood is known for all of its illustrious shopping centers and high-end retail markets. With the world's premier lines of clothing and accessories, your store has an incredibly high total value of stock items at any given time. When a water loss incident (even on a smaller scale) threatens your business, it does not only pose a threat to your ability to stay open and available to your customers. This high-end stock you have in store becomes a concern as well, and it is now critical to get these items out of harm's way to save your investment.

Of course, you cannot prepare for water damage to affect your Hollywood store. These situations are notorious for happening with no warning and requiring immediate attention before turning into substantial problems for the entire building. Fortunately, you always have professional restoration services only a phone call away.

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to remove the water present in the affected area of your shop. While this might require the removal of many of the contents of where the problem existed, our specialized equipment can help you to overcome the problems you face quickly. Tools like our weighted extractors can force water out of the saturated carpets, for example.

Locating the source of the problem that allowed the water damage typically is not challenging. Our SERVPRO technicians can work to repair this damage if we have the expertise to do so. For more significant plumbing issues or structural concerns, you might need to seek out the services of a commercial construction contractor, as they would have more experience in more substantial repairs and getting that part of the job done more efficiently for you.

With the high value of stock and the traffic that you expect in your store every day, getting this water damage situation resolved is a high priority. You should trust our SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood restoration specialists to respond right away and work quickly to get your doors back open to your loyal customer base. Give us a call today at (310) 572-6132.

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Commercial Fire Damage Can Mar Your Bel Air Talent Agency's Interior

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Talent agencies in Bel Air with any amount of commercial fire damage also need to keep prospective clients in mind.

Commercial Fire Damage

Fires produce smoke, and this can come from any sized fire. Once in the air, soot attaches to anything it comes into contact with and sticks like a heavy glue that dries slowly. As long as things in your studio remain covered in even the thinnest layer of smoke residue, the discoloration of walls, props, and other tools of your business continues to affect the quality of photos and video clips.

Talent agencies in Bel Air with any amount of commercial fire damage also need to keep prospective clients in mind. When visiting, anything less than professional appearances can adversely impact your image, as well as that of the models relying on your expertise and influence to advance their careers.

Helping you enrich the lives of so many in a cleaner environment, free of smoke or fire damage, means it occurs in a safer setting, as well. While smoke deposits might stem from non-nicotinic sources and never involve cigarettes, any smoke residue can carry carcinogens. After structures burn during a fire, replacing them with new materials helps restore things again, but much more than this must take place.

Repainting alone rarely solves the problem when it comes to walls, and smoke affects many other things, as well. At SERVPRO, our technicians receive training that results in the earning of IICRC certificates, ensuring our employees can help restore your business to preloss condition. We address each of the aspects related to the fire damage affecting your studio's interior and rectify each one.

Cleaning windows, so they once again let the sun shine through without streaks or spots, removing smoke residue from lighting equipment, and ensuring changing room areas once again glisten from top to bottom puts everyone associated with your agency in a beautiful light. We want your business endeavors to succeed, and we can help you accomplish your goals.

SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood knows your industry affects people from around the country and not just from our local area. If your agency's location places you in or near the areas around Weho, West or Central Holywood, or Spaulding Square, we can help you after sustaining any fire damage and the smokey leftovers remaining. Call us at (310) 572-6132 to get started in bringing your agency back to pre-event condition.

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The Commercial Fire Damage Experts of Bel Air

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO studies the air flow in your salon to locate where smoke has gone to properly remediate the fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

If a fire ever takes place inside your Bel Air beauty salon, there are three methods professionals use to mitigate the problem. Sometimes when items get burnt severely inside your business, they get replaced. Other times items get resurfaced. Many times, cleaning works for restoring items containing soot residues.

Replacement gets expensive for your insurance company, so it is wise to clean as many of the building materials and contents as possible. SERVPRO's commercial fire damage technicians in Bel Air have experience in many different ways of cleaning soot residues left behind by a fire. Cleaning not only is the cheapest form of restoration, but it is also the best to minimize adverse effects on your business.

Whenever restoring smoke-damaged material, our goal is restoring the items to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO restoration crew applies many different principles of cleaning to accomplish this task. The cleaning process always gets completed in a way that causes minimal strain to the operations of your business.

First, we locate all smoke residues present inside the building. We inspect the building thoroughly by following the smoke from the source. We trace where the smoke went inside the salon based on how the air flows inside the structure.

Next, we identify the types of smoke residues present. When various materials get burned, they leave behind different types of residues. By figuring out what exactly got burned, we have a better idea of which chemicals are most useful when cleaning.

Then, we identify the types of surfaces that got affected by smoke. Soot adheres to surfaces differently. Knowing the type of soot and surface helps us choose the right chemicals and methods for the job.

After that, we capture and remove all residues possible. Soot particles often bond to the surfaces they contact. We always use various wet and dry cleaning methods to remove the soot from the surface.

The final principle of cleaning is to dispose of residues. We always properly dispose of any burnt debris and cleaning waste found inside your beauty salon. For professional help with a fire at any commercial building, call SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132 for assistance 24/7.

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Cleaning Commercial Fire Damage in Bel Air

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the experience and training to properly restore your business after fire damage.

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Cleaning Methods

Restoring property in a Bel Air business is usually cheaper than the cost to replace it. Many insurance companies prefer to pay for restoration, and often require an inspection and an attempt to clean the item before agreeing to write it off and writing a check for replacement.

Consideration must be given to restoration of commercial fire damage to your Bel Air business whenever it may be an option. SERVPRO has extensive experience in Southern California using multiple cleaning methods. Each one is an option when it comes to remediating the effects fire has on furniture stores and other shops in our area.

Dry cleaning is our initial method, and we can use it on nearly every surface. For light-to-medium, non-greasy residues, we can use dusting cloths or dry sponges to wipe off dry particles from surfaces. For heavier residues and light debris, we may bring in specially designed vacuums to remove most of it.

Wet cleaning is the method we begin with for moderate-to-heavy smoke and soot residues. We can remove them by saturating the contaminated surface with water and allowing it to soak for a short time before removing residues with a sponge. If the residue is very heavy, we can still remove it using one of our cleaning agents mixed with water to break up the residue before wiping or vacuuming.

Spray and wipe is a method that uses a spray bottle to apply a mix of water and cleaning agent directly. SERVPRO technicians prefer using it on fabrics that are at risk for color running since it gives them more control of how much product they use on each spot of residue.

Foam cleaning is similar to spray and wipe, but it uses less moisture than spray and wipe method. Our IICRC certified technicians can use either a pump-up sprayer or agitate the mix of water and cleaning agent in a bucket by hand. We lightly spray or dip a sponge into the foam and then work it into the material. For very heavy residues, we can remove them using a soft, upholstery brush to remove residue that already worked itself into the material.

We use abrasive cleaning methods on the rocks used for outdoor patios and some marble surfaces in the kitchen. When possible, we try to use scrubbing pads with a cleaning agent, but it is necessary on occasion to use steel wool or a stiff brush to remove very thick residues.

Immersion cleaning is our method of last resort in most cases. We soak items with heavy residue in a tank of cleaning agent and then use sound waves to agitate millions of bubbles that scrub surfaces very efficiently. It is especially useful for items like Venetian blinds.

Restoring your business is not a quick task, but SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood has decades of experience to help you reopen as fast as possible. If you have fire damage and need our help to remove it; call (310) 572-6132 today to get started.

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Prevent the Need for Commercial Water Removal in Bel Air by Winterizing Your Business

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Leaving your commercial space without heat while closed can cause pipes to freeze and the potential for water damage.

SERVPRO Offers an Emergency Ready Plan App to Help You Prepare for Water Damage

Winter is a busy time for many Bel Air businesses, especially those in the retail, beauty and hospitality trades. In fact, the approach of the festive season leaves many business owners feeling worn out and eager for the end of the holidays so they can slow the pace of life down a little. Unfortunately for many entrepreneurs, winter is also a prime time for plumbing problems, burst pipes, leaks and other frustrating setbacks. One way to protect your business and prevent the need for commercial water removal is to winterize your business ahead of the holidays.

SERVPRO understands that Bel Air business are busy and do not want the cost and inconvenience of commercial water removal. That is why we recommend winterizing your business to reduce the risk of leaks, broken pipes, damaged boilers and other incidents that might leave your business water-logged.

Some businesses close for a few days in winter for a well-earned break. Although it is nice to have a break from rushing around so you can rest and spend time with your family, please be aware of the risks of leaving your premises completely unheated. No heating means your pipes might freeze or burst. Even in Los Angeles, pipes can get cold enough to suffer damage. Keep your premises heated to at least 4 degrees Celsius to ensure your pipes have background heat at all times.

Has your boiler been serviced? A faulty boiler is a prime candidate for leaks and subsequent water damage. SERVPRO recommends calling an engineer to service your boiler every year. Regular servicing allows you to spot problems before they escalate, and protect your business from leaks and floods.

Fix any plumbing problems before winter comes. It is easy to overlook a dripping faucet or running toilet, or perhaps a small pool of water around a pipe, but our advice is not to ignore any signs of damage. Some plumbing problems are easy to fix in-house while others require a professional plumber.

We recommend using our free Emergency Ready Program app to prepare your business for any eventuality. The app helps you draw up an emergency plan, and you can link your business directly to your nearest IICRC-certified SERVPRO team for ease of contact in an emergency.

For help with water removal in Spaulding Square, Central Hollywood, West Hollywood and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132 today.

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Commercial Water Damage Creates Different Problems for Bel Air Factory Owners

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Small amounts of leaking water can cause big damage, call SERVPRO to remediate and fix the problem to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO’s IICRC Certified Technicians Have the Skills and Training to Tackle Your Commercial Water Damage

When protecting your Bel Air facilities from developing problems that can adversely affect production, not thinking small enough can cause you to disregard threats that you should consider. Smaller problems can grow out of control quickly when least expected.

Bel Air factory owners and managers can find themselves faced with commercial water damage and the related crises in their facilities, often unexpectedly. Having areas where water can seep in, pool and form puddles, or continually drip from lines and joints can pave the way for future situations that can affect production.

The presence of water can make situations such as infestations by rodents and damaging insects more likely to happen. These living creatures need a continual source of water to survive. Moisture causes materials to disintegrate, allowing easier access for these pests, and additionally, water makes tearing insulation and other materials apart easier for bedding and nests or hives. 

Direct contact with water can affect both finished goods and raw materials. As absorbent materials become saturated, the water spreads increasingly farther away from where it entered. Bags of concrete harden, fertilizer becomes unusable, and water-activated materials lose their usability. More durable materials can become damaged via mildew and mold infestations. Plastic items used by microbes as a host suffer permanent stains and the development of rank odors. Metal-based products easily rust when the environment becomes too moist.

SERVPRO's technicians put their IICRC certificates in Commercial Drying (CDS) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) to excellent use when restoring facilities from factories to hospitals. After a disaster involving water, these structures require skilled mitigation professionals to clean up the situation at hand and to prevent secondary water damage. The inventory inside a factory can sustain massive damage, as well, so our technicians receive training in the best methods to arrest such damage. 

Finding the source of the water ensures your factory remains protected from future problems. Sometimes this is as simple as locating a leaking pipe, while other times, sealing concrete walls is the answer. We use hygrometers to locate areas with elevated moisture levels. After drying the area out, we take additional readings to ensure the success of our work. 

SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood stands ready to serve our local businesses with the latest in technological advances. Cleaning up commercial water damage and preventing future problems helps protect our economy. Call us at our local number, (310) 572-6132, for our 24-hour services, every day of the year.

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SERVPRO Offers Water Damage Restoration Services To Hotel Owners In Bel Air

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs on your Bel Air property, contact a reliable restoration company.

Water Damage Restoration Services

The majority of commercial property available in the Bel Air area is rather old, making water damage a severe issue if left unattended for very long. You may run a first-rate hotel or motel, serving customer needs on a daily basis and be unaware of small water leaks until they cause severe problems that require immediate attention.

When water damage occurs on your Bel Air property, contact a reliable, trusted member of your local community to provide you with the necessary restoration services. Avoid leaving major water issues in the hands of inexperienced maintenance staff. Our technicians are available 24/7, day or night, including holidays to provide you with the services you deserve.

You are busy running your hotel and providing guests with services they expect when visiting your business, the last thing you need is water damage issues adding to the list. At SERVPRO, your problem becomes our problem. We fully manage the entire situation from beginning to end and keep you informed of our progress on a regular basis throughout the restoration.

SERVPRO technicians have access to infrared moisture detectors that make locating water on your property easier. After locating the source causing problems, we can perform any repairs necessary to address the situation, remove any additional water, dry, clean, and disinfect the surrounding area, returning things to normal while your business operates like normal.

SERVPRO understands how important it is to maintain operations while your restoration is underway. We take every precaution to ensure limited interruptions to your guests and provide you with fast, effective solutions to protect any company assets exposed during the event. We offer full-service solutions designed to assist with the recovery of furniture, electronics, and important documents that might otherwise need replacement.

Our technicians maintain a restore versus replace attitude while performing restoration services on your property and make every effort to limit any losses you experience. SERVPRO of Bel Air services the entire area, including West Hollywood, providing customers just like you with emergency services necessary to recover from any size disaster, call today (310) 572-6132.

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