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How to Remove the Smoke Odor From Your Fire Damaged Santa Monica Business

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Remove the Smoke Odor From Your Fire Damaged Santa Monica Business Your business relies on foot traffic and fire damage can grind the traffic to a halt! Call SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged business quickly.

Smoke Odor and Commercial Fire Damage in Santa Monica Property

Fire damage brings several problems when it occurs in a commercial property. Even small scale fires can leave significant odors and damage that prevent a business from being open to the public for safety and health reasons. 

When SERVPRO works on commercial fire damage in Santa Monica properties, we take into consideration that every moment the business remains closed during mitigation equates to revenue loss. Therefore we streamline the process as much as possible to get the company back to normal operations as quickly as possible. 

We extract the water used to extinguish the fire to inhibit any further damages to building materials and contents from extended exposure to excessive moisture. We scope the premises using our moisture detection equipment to determine if we removed all of the water, so secondary issues such as mold are not an issue later. SERVPRO technicians remove charred building materials and items too damaged for restoration from the property as they only contribute to the strong odors. 

After drying, we address the surfaces damaged by smoke with dry cleaning sponges first to pick up soot and then wet cleaning with our professionally formulated solutions to remove stubborn, sticky residues. We test before we clean to ensure we use the correct methods for the type of residue that requires remediation. 

No one wants to frequent a business that smells like smoke, and SERVPRO employees hold certifications in Odor Control. We have numerous types of equipment specially designed to attack fire odors at the molecular level. 

One of the most effective methods is thermal fogging. Since hot air expands during a fire and drives odor-causing soot particles deeply into cracks and crevices, thermal fogging delivers an odor neutralizing fog that reaches those particles and eradicates them, leaving the property without reminders of the fire and the business ready to reopen. 

Contact SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach at (310) 395-9050 when you need cleanup and restoration of commercial fire damage for your property. Our certified technicians work quickly to limit the loss and make the damage to your property "Like it never even happened."

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Three Reasons Bathrooms in Marina Del Rey are the Source of Water Damage

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Three Reasons Bathrooms in Marina Del Rey are the Source of Water Damage Bathrooms are common places for water damage to originate. SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach is always on call to dry your home.

How Marina Del Rey Homes See Water Damage to Their Bathrooms

Water damage can happen anywhere in your home but is most likely to pop up in two places: the kitchen, and the bathroom. Of these two spots, a majority of our work happens in the bathroom, because there are both more bathrooms in most local homes and more ways that the room can sustain damage. Even with tile floors and adequate ventilation, you might still someday have to contend with water damage severe enough to warrant a call to SERVPRO. Here are a few ways that might happen.

Burst Pipes or Faucets

The most unexpected way that water damage can happen to a Marina Del Rey home's bathroom is through a burst or pipe or faucet somewhere in the room. Whether through external damage or spontaneous malfunctions, these issues are uncommon but disastrous sources of damage we see throughout the year. Should one of these situations arise in your home, make sure to call for help as soon as possible from SERVPRO through our 24/7 phone lines or the Emergency Ready Profile app. The sooner we can arrive to start mitigating damage, the less costly any resulting repairs and restorations should be.

Constant Humidity

Having extra humidity in a bathroom is to be expected, but without any ventilation or ways for that moisture to escape, you may start to see signs of home damage related to condensed moisture in the room. Humidity can wear down finishes and paints in the room and can lead to potential mold infestations. Make sure to ventilate the bathroom after taking a hot shower, and you should be able to prevent these damages from happening.

Pipe Leaks

Faucets and shower heads in your bathroom probably have drains beneath them to catch any leaking water, but the pipes behind your walls and below countertops may not be as well-protected. Most leaks are easy to seal up and repair but can cause permanent damage over time that requires the help of a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to reverse.

At SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster to ensure that your home receives the fastest and best treatment possible for any water damage issue you may face. Call us at (310) 395-9050.

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How Contents in Your Santa Monica Beach Could Become Fuel for a Fire

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Contents in Your Santa Monica Beach Could Become Fuel for a Fire What's in your garage? Typical garages contain fuel sources for fires.

Fire Damage Cleanup in the Garage of Your Santa Monica Home

The kitchen is the most common room in homes in Santa Monica for fires to start, but garages run a close second. You store your cars in your garage, and many people also like to use their garage for working on them or other projects. Storing gas, oil, or other flammable materials in this enclosed place is typical. Homeowners also use garages for storage, adding clutter to the area which becomes fuel for fires.

As with any fire damage, the best thing is a good offense or being proactive to try and make your garage safe from the threat of fire. However, when a fire does break out in your Santa Monica home, you need the assistance of a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess. With our expertise and experience, we can have your garage restored to make it appear as if nothing ever happened.  

One thing to do to prevent a fire in your garage is to keep it clear of clutter. It is not only safer when you are walking around the garage, but it also lessens the chance of a fire spreading in case of a sudden spark.  

Keeping flammable liquids stored in small amounts and away from any heat sources is essential as well. Propane tanks should be stored outside, as they are sturdy and equipped for sitting outdoors.  

When cleaning the affected area after a fire, SERVPRO techs need to take safety precautions when using any disinfecting, cleaning, or deodorizing product. Chemical residues can bother some people more than others, so before using them, we listen to any comments from you, the customer, on concerns about chemical usage and odors.

We always protect your safety while we apply cleaning products and ensure that you and your family are not in the area while we are applying disinfectants and deodorizers. We adequately vent the area and give the products time to dry before we have you enter back into the garage.  

SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is always available to help you restore your garage in your home in Ocean Park, Venice Beach, or Marina Del Rey after a fire. When you call us at (310) 395-9050, we can be at your home fast to clean and disinfect it, while keeping everyone’s safety in mind as we work.

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Your Santa Monica Commercial Property Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Santa Monica Commercial Property Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach is available for commercial water removal 24/7.

No Stressing Over Commercial Water Removal In Santa Monica

A spa is a place to relax and rejuvenate, not stress out over commercial water damage. However, professional mitigation is vital, or there can be secondary issues that directly affect the business such as mold or foul odors.

When a commercial water removal need happened at a Santa Monica luxury spa, the owner was out of town. A water supply line to a washing machine the staff used to launder guests’ robes used at the resort broke and a good deal of water spilled before the water was shut off.

The spa owner had previously downloaded our free Emergency READY Profile app. This handy app allows both home and commercial property owners to create an emergency READY profile (ERP) that includes essential information such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas for mitigation if damage occurs along with details about the property and priority contact information. One touch on the app sent our emergency response teams the necessary information to begin mitigation efforts on the property. Call us for a free consultation.

The area of the spa where the line break occurred had a designation as a priority cleanup area in the ERP, and our technicians extracted that water using portable pumps for speed and efficiency. Once we completed the visible water removal, we scoped the room to determine if water migrated to any other areas of the property. Both probes and thermal imaging found no additional water loss issues thanks to fast action by the property owner in beginning professional cleanup efforts.

After drying the area, our technicians cleaned all affected surfaces with our professional cleaning formulas and disinfectants.  We know the aesthetic plays a large part in the perception of a spa; it needs to look relaxing and clean as well as a pleasing scent. After completion of the remediation of the water loss, SERVPRO technicians consulted with the property owner and gave her a detailed explanation of the repair on the supply line that needed to be completed to restore the spa to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach is available for commercial water removal 24/7. Our team of emergency response technicians can begin mitigation for your water loss in your commercial property by calling (310) 395-9050 and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Know Who To Call for Flood Damage Remediation Help in Santa Monica

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Know Who To Call for Flood Damage Remediation Help in Santa Monica Flood damage can cause extensive damage if not dealt with properly. Contact SERVPRO for all remediation needs.

Signs of Extensive Flood Damage in Santa Monica That We Look For

When we receive a call to help with flood damage, we can never be sure how severe the damage is until we arrive on-scene to evaluate the situation. Different levels and volumes of flood waters can turn into drastically different damage cleanup and restoration processes, so we must be flexible and able to accommodate any scenario in a timely manner. We look for these signs of damage to determine how extensive the problem may be and how involved our work may become.

Standing Water

A consistent indicator of some of the most severe flood damage in Santa Monica is the presence of standing water. When water remains in your home at a measurable depth, it can begin to cause expensive and permanent damages to the structure of the building. Alert us over your first phone call if any standing water remains in the building so that our primary response teams can bring water extraction pumps and respond Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Soaked Walls

We expect flooring materials to be soaked as a result of flood damage, but when the walls of your home have sustained significant damage, this may be a sign of additional problems that require a more thorough investigation to identify. Sometimes, when water reaches a substantial depth and later recedes, it can still create pockets of moisture in the walls of your home that degrade materials and can cause mold issues later on. SERVPRO technicians use advanced moisture detection tools such as infrared imaging devices and thermohygrometers to identify these wet areas and treat them accordingly.

Exterior Damages

Although the exterior of your home may be much more resistant to the effects of flood damage than interior areas, it can still sustain significant damage during a storm. We can help with repairs and restorations that may be necessary to leave the exterior of your home looking "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach can help you recover from flood damage with as little time and money spent as possible. Call us 24/7 at (310) 395-9050.

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Now You Can Have Your Fire Damage Remediation Services in Santa Monica Done Safely

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Now You Can Have Your Fire Damage Remediation Services in Santa Monica Done Safely Don't let fire damage take over your home. Call SERVPRO today for help.

We can Help When Fire Damage Dirties Up Your Walls and Ceilings in Santa Monica

When a small-sized fire happens inside your Santa Monica residence, putting the fire out yourself can save your family from the expenses related to a more massive, more catastrophic fire. However, some of the damage can still affect your house.

Soot deposits that leave your home's walls covered with evidence of fire damage in Santa Monica need experienced professionals to clean things up and eliminate the mess. Because we arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster as soon as we receive a customer's call, we can tackle the work immediately upon our arrival. This rapid response is essential to the efficient removal of as much soot as possible. The longer soot remains adhered to painted surfaces like walls, the tighter the bond between paint and smoke residues becomes on painted interiors.

For dry soot, we use special sponges that clean surfaces without water. Dry sponges work efficiently because they eliminate the possibility of streaking, as well as dripping onto surfaces below the area where we are working. When oily soot sticks to your walls, we use special cleaning agents that break the chemical bonds and let us more easily strip the surfaces of the residue.

Your home can contain both types of soot, so we test each quickly to determine which method we need to use in particular areas. Different soot types come from a variety of things that burned. Areas around and above doorways and windows often hold increased amounts of smoke deposits from a fire. This happens because of the air currents that pull and push smoke through these openings.

We can also check your air systems for smoke damage, and also provide you with highly effective odor control solutions if needed. We can restore homes in Venice Beach, Ocean Park, and Marina Del Rey after sustaining any amount of smoke or fire damage. Contact SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach by calling (310) 395-9050, at any hour of any day, year-round, for professional restoration and mitigation services.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Carpets In Santa Monica

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Will Restore Your Carpets In Santa Monica Our trucks are stocked and ready to go on a moment’s notice twenty-four hours a day to restore your home after water damage.

Mitigating Water Damage in Your Santa Monica Home

A leaky pipe can seem like a trivial issue, but if left unchecked, can cause a slew of problems for homeowners and renters alike. An unexpected pipe leak allows water to seep into your carpet, leaving you with more issues from water damage than one person should have to handle alone.

If you find water damage in your Santa Monica home, such as wet carpet from a wall leak, SERVPRO technicians are here to mitigate water damage and restore your home to its preloss condition.

Upon arrival, our certified technicians can determine precisely where the moisture has spread under carpeting using tools such as moisture detectors and probes. Our moisture detection relies on the science of psychometry, which allows our team to evaluate temperature and humidity to remove moisture and dry surfaces effectively.

Through the use of air movers, which pull moisture out of surfaces and into the air, and industrial-grade dehumidifiers, which absorb this air moisture and expel dry air, carpet and walls are made dry. Wet carpet can be lifted from the floor by our technicians and tented in place to dry the surface as well as padding. Once drying is finished, a disinfectant is applied and subsequently dried to eliminate the risk of bacteria and fungus growth.

In "clean water" situations, where contamination is minimal, carpet and padding are salvageable. In "gray water" situations, where moisture has affected carpet for less than 48 hours, padding may need replacement, but carpet can often be dried and cleaned. In situations where the carpet has had exposure to otherwise clean water for more than 48 hours, carpet must first be evaluated in order to ascertain if it can be salvaged.

SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is here to serve the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let us know what our team can do to help you at (310) 395-9050 today.

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Get the Most Out of Flood Damage Remediation in Santa Monica With SERVPRO

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Get the Most Out of Flood Damage Remediation in Santa Monica With SERVPRO Regardless of whether your home was damaged from an external or internal source flooding, team SERVPRO can help. Call right away.

Be Quick to Act - Flood Damage in Santa Monica

Watching the news can fill you with dread as the weather threatens the integrity of your home. Santa Monica, with its beautiful movie-setting ambiance, is not immune to the effects of storms and mudslides, leaving homeowners at a loss and in need of a quick response. As you prepare for a possible emergency, knowing whom to call when extensive areas are being affected is extremely important. Experience and technical knowledge are your greatest assets in combating the effects of flooding in your home.

When there is the threat of flood damage to your home in Santa Monica make sure to contact SERVPRO as soon as possible. Our crew is at the ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and trained to work when disaster strikes. Being among the first to contact our technicians helps mitigate your losses as well as the disruption to your daily life. Making a call to our team is the first crucial step in restoring your home to normal.

Floodwaters are treacherous and typically bring debris and unwanted organisms into the sanctity of your home. Our SERVPRO team is IICRC-certified to handle the toughest emergencies, and our equipment is commensurate to our education. For tough jobs, we use both submersible and truck-mounted pumps to extract unwanted water from your home. Our field experience and preparation allow us to dispose of wastewater while respecting local ordinances appropriately. Local regulations also play a role in the removal and disposal of contents that cannot be salvaged.

Once we can extract all the water from your home, we proceed with drying and disinfecting. Keeping in mind the nature of each surface, we can tailor each cleaning agent to address its specific needs. Our SERVPRO technicians closely monitor all aspects of the process to ensure no further threat of bacteria remains in your home.

Do not let flood damage overwhelm you. Call SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach at (310) 395-9050 as soon as possible to help restore your property. With our help, your Santa Monica home will look “Like it never even happened.”

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Is Water Damage in West Los Angles Restaurants Staining Profits?

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Water Damage in West Los Angles Restaurants Staining Profits? SERVPRO is available 24/7 to remove water from your business.

Do Not Let Permanent Water Damages Stain Your West Los Angeles Restaurant

When water damage hits a restaurant in West Los Angeles, it can sometimes be a race against time to get the issue repaired and damages restored before losing any extra business. Customers notice the signs of water damage quickly in most service sector businesses, even if any leaks or floods are long taken care of and any water has dried up. The damages left behind can be a permanent reminder of what may have happened in the past and, to customers' eyes, a sign of a less trustworthy business. SERVPRO can help to repair and reverse these damages and more to stop your establishment from bleeding business.

Carpet Warping

One of the most long-lasting and apparent signs of water damage in many West Los Angeles restaurants is the presence of shrunken or warped carpets in the business. Water causes most types of carpeting to expand when wet then shrink back when drying, sometimes creating bubbles or tearing on seams and tacks strips as they do so. We can help you to repair the damages or mitigate costs by keeping replacements to a minimum.

Staining and Discoloration

Many things cause discoloration from water damage, including the presence of contaminants in the water and the ability for colors to bleed from one material to another when both surfaces are soaked. Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO technicians are trained to help restore original colors or refinish a surface to eliminate any visible damages caused by the water incident.

Mold Growth

Unlike most other consequences of water damage, mold growth can pose a direct threat to your business. Health codes may sometimes be tight when spores are found in a local restaurant, since the presence of some fungal species may cause health effects for employees and customers alike. We conduct full mold remediation treatments and can implement preventative measures to keep mold out of your establishment in the future.

SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach can respond to your call for help with water damages on a 24/7 basis. Call us at the first sign of trouble at (310) 395-9050.

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Correct Water Damage in Your West Los Angeles Home the Right Way

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Correct Water Damage in Your West Los Angeles Home the Right Way Living on the beach can present you with unique water damage issues. Contact SERVPRO to inspect your home and remediate any damage.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained on How to Deal With Damage From Many Types of Water Sources

Sunny days and local shops can provide you with a fantastic life, full of non-stop adventure. However, these conditions also present you with water damage issues that expose your home to salt, leading to dangerous, expensive damages that are difficult to repair. 
  
The air alone carries salt and moisture into your West Los Angeles home, causing water damage. Even if a storm surge, severe weather system, or hurricane never enters your area, water damage can occur from other sources. Salt suspended in water is highly reactive, carrying an electrical charge that penetrates a variety of materials. 
  
SERVPRO understands how electrical components exposed to salt causes corrosion in metal, leading to shorts that cause a fire hazard as well. A home flooded by seawater requires special handling, using fresh water to flush electrical systems, followed by a full inspection that determines whether your wiring in your walls, electrical box, appliances, and other devices require replacement. 
  
Never hesitate to call for help, SERVPRO puts expertly trained technicians, advanced equipment, and years of experience to work for you. Often restoring your home, cleaning your contents and furniture in a manner that far exceeds any expectations anyone might have had before work began.  
  
Performing these repairs yourself may be dangerous, an experienced disaster professional can spot hazards that you may miss and catch repairs that often go unnoticed by others that lead to future problems. The last thing you need is something creeping up on you that you could have avoided. 
  
SERVPRO performs a full inspection of your property, checking all concrete surfaces and the foundation of your home. We check your carpet, paneling, furniture, appliances, drywall, roofing, and floors. Our technicians even check your ventilation system to ensure everything works correctly and provides you with the safe, secure home you deserve. 
  
SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach gives customers access to uniformed professional water damage specialists, who respond immediately to minimize your losses. We use the latest cleaning technology, advanced extraction and monitoring equipment to provide you with a fast, effective drying process. (310) 395-9050 

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