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How Homeowners Can Get Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Los Angeles

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial fire damage repair is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

SERVPRO is a Leading Provider of Commercial Fire Damage Repair Services in Los Angeles

It is a traumatic experience to see a fire threaten your commercial property. After a devastating loss, you need clear support and guidance to reduce interruptions. SERVPRO has extensive experience, and we can help you restore it after fire damage. Our team utilizes advanced tools and techniques that enable us to work fast without compromising quality. 

A fire can put the structural safety of a building at risk, disrupt your daily operations, and damage vital equipment and data. We offer efficient commercial fire damage repair services in Los Angeles. During a fire loss incident, smoke infiltrates a property, creating the need for cleanup services. Smoke also combines with humidity to create corrosive residues, which accumulate on and damage equipment. It also causes etching in glass and tarnishes metal. Our SERVPRO crew can eliminate soot from walls, marble, chrome shelving, glass, tile, ceilings, air ducts, and HVAC units. 

We use modern products, equipment, and procedures throughout every step of the fire and smoke damage repair process. Our SERVPRO team can provide you with a wide variety of fire damage repair services, which include:

  • Inspecting the structural integrity of the property for safety.
  • Remediating water damage
  • Corrosion mitigation
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction

Our SERVPRO crew uses various methods to remediate a property. For instance, we can use agitation to remove smoke and soot. This involves using brushes, water, and air pressure to suspend residues so that we can remove them. We can also use expert cleaning products to suspend the residues. We choose the right cleaning product based on the action desired, such as emulsifying, dissolving, oxidizing, bleaching, digesting, or changing pH. Our team can also use temperature to increase the effectiveness of cleaning products. We increase the temperature based on the material we are cleaning and the cleaning solution. 

Contact SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 for help when you need fire damage restoration services for your business property. We can make the fire loss seem, “Like it never even happened.” 

Why You Should Trust SERVPRO of Highland Park for Water Removal in Highland Park

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Did a burst pipe cause water damage to your property. SERVPRO techs will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Offers Prompt Water Extraction Services in Highland Park

Many situations can cause your home to sustain water damage. For instance, a leaky or burst pipe can cause water to collect in the spaces between flooring and walls in the structure. This can lead to damage to structure and contents and mold growth, which can cause health effects

When you discover signs of water intrusion, one of the first things you need to do is verify the extent of the destruction. Then, you should call a certified firm like SERVPRO to perform water removal in your Highland Park residence. Many building materials can absorb water and moisture from the source of the moisture intrusion without creating visible signs of water damage. To precisely establish how far the water has spread, our team uses specialized tools for measuring moisture in building materials. We can use moisture meters to measure the moisture content of the materials where we noticed the water intrusion. 

At SERVPRO, we also use thermal imaging cameras (infrared cameras) to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. These cameras display infrared images. They do not detect moisture but rather the temperature differences on the material’s surface. The advantages of using a thermal imaging camera include:

  • No destruction happens to building materials
  • The ability to inspect difficult areas
  • The capability to inspect more areas in less time

Infrared cameras are more useful when used together with moisture meters. Our SERVPRO crew continues to make checks progressively further from the destruction site to establish how widespread the destruction is and the severity of the moisture intrusion. With this information, our crew can determine if we need to concentrate on drying out the affected contents or remove them to make way for replacement with undamaged materials. 

Our SERVPRO team is trained to use the right equipment to remove water and dry a building thoroughly. For instance, when drying low evaporation materials such as drying hardwood flooring, we use desiccant dehumidifiers. 

Water extraction services involve more than cleaning, removing, and repairing places that water has touched. Call SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 for efficient restoration. 

How Can Monitoring Moisture Protect Flooded Highland Park Homes?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

a woman standing on a house floating in the water Flooding can happen very quickly and become extensive. React just as fast with a call to SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Our Drying Strategies After Flood Damage Include Thorough Monitoring of Highland Park Properties

Flooding is not an uncommon scenario for area homes or commercial structures with severe weather systems affecting the region. Post-flood cleaning and restoration should be left to professionals like our SERVPRO team to ensure no damage gets overlooked.

How Does Moisture Evaluation and Monitoring Work?

When flood damage in Highland Park homes exists, the movement and migration of water can be substantial. As the property seeks an equilibrium for humidity and moisture content, many wall systems, flooring, and ceiling materials can become affected. Identifying where moisture pockets exist can ensure that the right drying measures are taken to remove damp areas. Some of the tools used for this include:

  • Hygrometers
  • Probing moisture detectors
  • Infrared/thermal cameras

Consequences of Missed Moisture Pockets

As many area residents have found with some of the less regulated or experienced restoration teams, failing to remove the full extent of the moisture damage in the house can result in secondary effects like mold growth. Microbial threats pose risks of health effects and structural deterioration. Our commitment to moisture monitoring allows us to be confident in walking away from a completed job. 

When flood damage threatens your home, our SERVPRO of Highland Park team can help clean and restore the damage. We offer peace of mind in a stressful situation with complete restoration solutions. Give us a call today at (323) 255-1001.

The Roles of Staging and Containment in Efficient Water Cleanup for Los Angeles Offices

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking through ceiling tiles Regardless of which direction the leak in your building came from, team SERVPRO can help with technicians and equipment for the water cleanup job.

We Have Unique Strategies for Cleaning Up Water-Damaged Los Angeles Buildings Quickly

No two damage situations are the same, making it vital for our SERVPRO team to reach offices after water emergencies and evaluate their conditions and needs. Many initial actions will be required to improve the working conditions and prevent additional harm, including:

  • Water removal services
  • Content relocation
  • Controlled demolition
  • Air scrubbing

What Can Creating a Staging Area Do?

When approaching water cleanup in Los Angeles office buildings, it is important to provide conditions that promote efficient cleaning and drying. In many water damage situations, cross-contamination and migrating moisture threats are high, making it vital to establish staging areas around work sites for easy access and storing equipment until it is needed. Not only does this provide direct and efficient access, but it actively prevents cross-contamination and moisture tracking to the rest of the building.

Do Containment Measures Help the Business?

Containment is one of the many initial actions that our team can take to prevent the spread and severity of water damage and threatening circumstances that can result. Physical barriers are often the most direct approach, constructing a framework when necessary to accompany polypropylene sheeting. 

Knowing how to help your business quickly after water damage can prevent unnecessary wear and harm. As leading water restoration specialists, our SERVPRO of Highland Park team is available 24/7 to help at (323) 255-1001.

How Likely Is Mold Growth in a Los Angeles Home?

8/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing near the pipes under a sink Finding mold in your home can be alarming. Grab your phone and contact SERVPRO right away for effective mold damage remediation services.

After Water Damage or Moisture Concerns, Mold can be a Destructive Presence in Los Angeles Properties

Mold growth is not to be underestimated. Many Los Angeles County homes and businesses suffer rapidly spreading microbial threats, but with the appropriate remediation and mold damage repairs, it can be "Like it never even happened."

How Fast Can Mold Develop in the Property?

Mold damage for Los Angeles homes and businesses can form and spread rapidly. Spores can begin germination in as little as 24-48 hours in ideal conditions, making it critical to start counteractive efforts. With our fast response to these emergencies, we can evaluate what remediation is necessary and begin it.

How Urgent is Mold Removal?

Mold can cause health effects, and much of this has to do with chemical compounds that types of mold organisms can emit, such as mycotoxins and microbial volatile organic compounds. Because of the effects these organisms can have on those exposed in the house, it is recommended to resolve this growth as rapidly as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals have several remediation strategies possible based on the level of damage and the affected hosting materials, including:

  • Controlled demolition
  • Dry ice pellet blasting
  • Sponge pressure cleaning
  • Power sanding

Understanding the possibilities for mold growth and development in your home can ensure that you act quickly when you believe these threats exist. Our SERVPRO of Highland Park team is standing by to help at (323) 255-1001.

Flood and Water Damage Often Found After Storms in Highland Park

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Two kids playing in standing water in a kitchen. No need to attempt your own clean up. Let SERVPRO help you get your home back to normal after a flood damage.

SERVPRO Acts Quickly to Address Flood Damage to Help Highland Park Residents After Heavy Rains

As a Highland Park homeowner, you should prepare for everything. However, even when you have a storm preparedness plan in place, you may get overwhelmed when you notice a leaking roof from storms or groundwater coming into your home. Flood restoration by skilled technicians at SERVPRO is the best way to ensure your home gets back to pre-storm conditions, “Like it never even happened.”

Flood damage in Highland Park can be tricky for anyone who tries to take the DIY route. SERVPRO wants property owners to know that there are many types of water damage from flooding that you could encounter, and we know how to tackle each one.

  • Drywall Damage: Saturated drywall calls for removable as the material is no longer salvageable. In some instances, we will make flood cuts just above the waterline, remove the damaged portion, and replace them with brand-new drywall.
  • Foundational Damage: In some flood events, a home’s foundation might take on damage as the soil under it begins to swell or shift after flood water saturation. This can lead to unsettled window and door frames, uneven flooring, and foundation cracks.
  • Furniture Damage: Upholstered items and mattresses are very vulnerable to flood damage and mold growth. While saturated porous materials must get replaced, metal and wood furniture can usually be salvaged using precise, proven methods. 
  • Insulation Damage: Wall insulation that gets soaked through must get addressed so that mold does not develop. Some insulation types are non-absorbent, so our team can make assessments and decisions as we work through the flood restoration job.

Do you need flood damage cleanup and water damage repairs? Call SERVPRO of Highland Park 24/7 at (323) 255-1001.

Los Angeles Water Cleanup. What SERVPRO Does

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water spot on a white wall. Just the thought of water damage is frustrating. If you experience water damage, reach out to SERVPRO of Highland Park for help.

SERVPRO is Available 24/7 for Water Cleanup and Restoration – Call Us When You Need Us in Los Angeles!

Having any significant water spill or flooding in your Los Angeles home will undoubtedly cause stress. Do you know what you should do whenever you are faced with a faulty appliance or burst pipes? Rather than panic setting in, you can give SERVPRO a call so that we can initiate our Green Fleet to begin emergency services water damage assessment at your property. We have the proven methods and advanced technology necessary to get the job done right the first time!

What kind of water cleanup in Los Angeles do you need? The more we know about the type of water that SERVPRO will be dealing with, the easier it is to select the proper process and equipment for the job. 

The difference between clean water versus a contaminated water project:

  • Clean Water – This may come from various sources, including supply lines to your dishwasher, toilet, refrigerator, showers, and tubs. Clean water is essentially any water source that is free of contaminants.
  • Contaminated Water – This might come from a leaking roof from storms, basement flooding, slab leaks, and toilet overflows. Contaminated water calls for specialized techniques, especially if there is a high degree of waste while cleaning up after a sewer backup.

SERVPRO features powerful pumps and extractors to handle whatever water clean up you require. Should the water damage impact drywall, ceiling tiles, and subfloor, we also perform controlled demolition to ensure your interior gets left “Like it never even happened.” 

Call SERVPRO of Highland Park for prompt, reliable water cleanup services and restoration. You can reach us 24-hours a day at (323) 255-1001.

Professional Fire Damage Cleaning and Restoration Limits Expenses for Los Angeles Businesses

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a building kitchen. Let SERVPRO get your Los Angeles breakroom back in order after a fire.

SERVPRO Offers Effective Fire Damage Services for Commercial Locations in Los Angeles – Call Us When You Need Help!

Going through the process of handling fire and smoke damage within your Los Angeles commercial space involves paperwork, organization, and making sure you have the right team on the job. Even a more minor fire in the employee breakroom at your place of business can mean immense costs to repair. However, SERVPRO works to restore versus replace, which is a great way to save you time and money. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and therefore you will not have to wait long enough for costly secondary damage to settle in.

For commercial fire damage in Los Angeles, your insurance claim can be lesser when you allow SERVPRO to assess the situation. We have proven methods for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup, which will enable us to salvage items in your business, from inventory and documents to office equipment and furnishings. 

Once the Green Fleet arrives on the scene, our team may:

  • Perform a visual inspection to note fire damage and locate all soot and smoke residue. Technicians trace wherever smoke traveled and identify surfaces impacted and by what type of residue. This allows us to select and apply the best techniques and cleaning chemicals to each affected area.
  • Because smoke residue bonds with surfaces on contact, materials and porous surfaces quickly absorb it. We can use a combination of wet and dry cleaning methods to lift residue from affected surfaces. When the wrong method or equipment gets used, it can make the damage worse. 

For any level of fire damage, SERVPRO of Highland Park is the team you need on your side. Call us 24/7 for emergency water & fire damage restorations at (323) 255-1001.

Is There Any Method to Remove Fire Damage Odors from Highland Park Homes and Belongings?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

an extension chord that is on fire Fire damage remediation includes dealing with the residues and the odors. Call our team to assess your situation today.

SERVPRO Has the Professional Equipment and Training to Get Rid of Smoke Damage and Scents in Highland Park Properties

Even a small amount of fire damage in a Highland Park property can leave behind the need for a large amount of fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. The reason is that soot particles smaller than the human eye can see without assistance emit big fire odors and can become airborne and travel via foot traffic or the HVAC ductwork.

SERVPRO handles Highland Park fire damage restorations carefully, and the process starts with an inspection of the worksite to determine that items have restoration potential through various applications. During a house-fire clean up, the technicians set up workstations outside the property to bring items for immersion and agitation cleaning methods. Just because an item is covered in soot, such as a favorite table, does not mean it was lost in the fire. If the joints of the furnishing have not been damaged due to exposure to heat or water, it may have prospects for reuse in the home again. SERVPRO techs also have access to a wide array of equipment at their warehouse to handle articles that need restorative cleaning, but it cannot get accomplished on-site.

In-House Fire Odor Cleaning Options

  • Use of ozone machine to remove soot particles
  • Area rug cleaning removes smoke odors
  • Document preservation
  • Washable items restored by the Esporta Washing System

SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 brings years of experience and training to handle Highland Park fire damage cleanup as rapidly as possible.

What are Some of the Hazards During Los Angeles Flood Damage Cleanup?

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with water everywhere When your flooded home needs water removal, contact our certified SERVPRO team. We are standing by 24/7 365 days a year to help.

SERVPRO Can Perform Water Removal Safely in Los Angeles Properties

Flood restoration is one of the most hazardous types of water cleanup that Los Angeles properties require. But why? One of the biggest reasons is that groundwater itself carries a rating as a biohazard due to the unknown contaminants it contains.

SERVPRO knows when Los Angeles homes have flood damage, removing the water as rapidly as possible is crucial. As little as one inch of water can do thousands of dollars in structural damage to property and contents. The longer the water cleanup waits, the more time the moisture has to seep under the floors, wreck subflooring, and wick into the sheetrock on the walls. To ascertain the scale of the damage from the floodwater, SERVPRO techs rely on their advanced equipment such as moisture detectors and hygrometers that measure the amount of saturation and helps determine the potential for restoration of articles in the home through cleaning.

Common Flood Restoration Actions

  • Use of submersible and truck-mounted extractors for large water removal jobs
  • Testing work areas with a non-contact voltage detector to determine if a current is flowing through standing water
  • Treatment of contaminated water with proprietary biocides for safer handling

SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 is ready to serve the Los Angeles community for flood damage cleanup needs. The trained technicians arrive within hours of the initial call because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.