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An Appliance Can Be Behind Fire Damage in a Santa Monica Home

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Burning toaster. Toaster with two slices of toast caught on fire over white background Appliances are often sources of fires. Inspect the area around the appliances and the cords for signs of wear and tear.

A Professional Fire Restoration Team Helps Return Santa Monica Homes to Mint Condition

Santa Monica, just like the rest of the state, has seen its share of natural disasters. While drought, fires, extreme storms, it feels like California has seen it all. Along with what Mother Nature delivers, homeowners are also susceptible to fire damage in their homes due to appliance and electrical malfunctions. When this happens, flames and smoke can wreak havoc throughout the house, leaving its residents needing professional help.

SERVPRO, our top team for fire damage restoration in Santa Monica, is available 24/7 to tend to the needs of our community. When a space heater, a clothes dryer, or a stovetop cause a fire, soot and ashes settle upon your furniture, walls, and personal belongings. Fire damage in your home varies in size and severity, but a professional team like ours can handle it all. Our advanced training with leaders in the smoke and fire restoration industry prepares us to apply the latest techniques to preserve as much as possible. 

It is not uncommon for SERVPRO clients to worry about burnt items in their homes and the lingering smell left behind by the fire. Odor control is part of the fire damage restoration process, and we treat each surface and room in your home carefully to neutralize and kill smell particles. Some of the equipment that helps us achieve our goal include:

  • Air scrubbers to neutralize airborne odor molecules
  • Ozone generators to clean the air in your home
  • Foggers to spray deodorizing agents onto each surface

Regardless of your fire damage and restoration needs, SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is here to help. Call us at (310) 395-9050 and let us partner with you until your home feels like your own again.

What Should Venice Beach Homeowners Do After Flood Damage?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Dark storm clouds rolling in It only takes an inch of water to cause $$$ of damage. SERVPRO’s rapid response team is always ready to go to begin the restoration process.

Flood Damage and Restoration Services in Venice Beach Help Return Homes to Pre-flooding Conditions

Flood damage can happen suddenly, even in homes not typically in the path of a storm. The rise in water levels, debris accumulated in nearby drains, and the sheer volume of water can threaten a home and its residents. Just like any other water event, the excess humidity can compromise floors, drywall, and furniture. Acting quickly to stop the entry of water and water extraction is crucial to protecting your home from escalating water damage.

To help you act quickly and efficiently when facing flood damage in your Venice Beach home, SERVPRO responds to your emergency around the clock. When you reach out for assistance, we focus our water cleanup efforts around minimizing your loss and disruption of daily life. Our team is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and ready to handle jobs of all sizes. 

At the core of our process, you can expect the following services:

  • Water removal and extraction- while wearing personal protective equipment, we utilize extractors and dehumidifiers to remove water and humidity. Floodwater carries debris and bacteria, so its disposal needs to be done with environmental regulations in mind.
  • Drying- using moisture sensors and thermal imaging, our SERVPRO staff identifies problem areas and acts accordingly. Restoring humidity levels appropriate to each surface in your home is critical in the water cleanup process.
  • Disinfection- the application of EPA-approved disinfectants protects your home from waste brought in by stormwater.

SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is at your service as soon as you call us at (310) 395-9050. Don’t let time waste away; contact us quickly and let us work to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Can Fire Restoration Companies Help a Santa Monica Homeowner Even if the Fire Did Not Start in Their Unit?

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Brown burnt wall of house of wooden planks Fires leave charring and smoke and soot behind. SERVPRO is your one stop fire damage restoration shop.

Fire Damage Can Travel Quickly to Neighboring Homes. Calling a Fire Restoration Team Helps Restore Santa Monica Homes

Fires happen. Whether your property in Santa Monica is old or new, the electrical system may malfunction, or an aromatic candle may cause an accident. Regardless of the culprit, fire damage doesn’t only happen to the home where it first ignites. Soot, ashes, and the smell of smoke can easily travel to leave their mark in neighboring living units. To restore your home after a nearby fire, call a professional team for help.

Santa Monica dwellers looking for a fire restoration team need to look no further than SERVPRO. Our certified staff is trained to handle situations of all sizes and build plans specific to each client’s needs. Even though you may want to roll up your sleeves and start cleaning yourself, let our experts assess the situation before acting. Some cleaners may react with fire remnants and cause further damage, which is why our team makes decisions based on each surface and pre-treats each one of them as a precaution.

If you feel your fire damage is not extensive, but the smell is overpowering, SERVPRO can also help. Some of the techniques we may bring to your home to leave it smelling fresh may include:

  • Air scrubbers to neutralize odor molecules
  • Thermal foggers permeate each item and counteract the smell of smoke
  • Industrial-sized air movers to improve air circulation

Just like you would visit a medical specialist for a specific ailment, let the fire damage and restoration experts handle the fire cleanup of your home. SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is available 24/7 by calling (310) 395-9050. With our help, your home will feel “Like it never even happened.”

Get Prompt Water Damage Mitigation in Venice Beach

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling around water pipes Even small amounts of water can quickly cause a lot of damage. SERVPRO is always standing by to meet your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Offers Efficient Water Damage Mitigation Services in Venice Beach

A water intrusion incident can strike your residence at any time. For instance, a dishwasher might leak and spill water on the hardwood floor of your kitchen or dining room. To prevent further destruction, you need water mitigation services from a certified firm like SERVPRO. The water damage mitigation process comes before water restoration.

Venice Beach homes' water damage mitigation services are not designed to replace or repair damaged property but to ensure that the water intrusion does not lead to further consequences. It may involve the following steps: 

  • Removing damaged materials like flooring and drywall.
  • Disinfecting and cleaning salvageable materials.
  • Ensuring the structural stability of a home.
  • Using commercial grade equipment to dry the affected areas.

Our SERVPRO water mitigators can use diagnostic tools such as moisture meters to measure the level of dampness. We remove excess moisture from homes using air moving and dehumidifying tools. Structural drying can involve using subfloor and wood floor drying systems and heavy-duty axial fans.

Our SERVPRO team can also stabilize the affected areas by applying site-specific techniques to reduce secondary water damage. For instance, we can focus the drying equipment on buckling flooring or crumbling drywall. Ventilation is essential in hard-to-dry areas. The most common areas that require ventilation are walls. If there is water inside the walls, we can remove the baseboards. Our SERVPRO technicians can drill a one and half inch hole between the studs in the walls at the baseboard level. We drill holes at one side of the wall to force air into the wall cavities as it enters the walls.

If materials have sustained significant damage or are not fit for remediation, we perform water damage restoration. The overall goal of water restoration is to restore a property to its preloss state. This process can include fixing structural destruction inside ceilings or walls, replacing pipes, and replacing carpeting.

SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach has the equipment and expertise to mitigate water damage in your home. Contact us any time at (310) 395-9050.

Get Prompt Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Venice Beach

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Inside of office; desks in view Large or small blazes can cause your office to close. SERVPRO can completely restore your office.

SERVPRO Can Provide You with Commercial Fire Damage Repair Services in Venice Beach

Fire is a significant threat to commercial property such as an office building, and it can ruin possessions and assets of incredible value. If a fire has affected your business, SERVPRO has what it takes to assist you to recover. In a typical fire, the property also sustains smoke damage and water damage. If office equipment becomes heavily destroyed, your team can be out of work or limited in the amount of work they can do, which can affect your revenue stream.

Due to the complexity of the different types of destruction, we take time to analyze the severity of the building. Before offering commercial fire damage restoration services in your Venice Beach office, we can generate a customized solution quickly to prevent further destruction from taking place. We can examine the equipment, structures, and furniture to determine which ones can be salvaged. Our SERVPRO technicians also identify the items that do not require restoration and estimate the odds of restoring questionable items.

We also identify the conditions that may have existed before the fire for you and your insurer since fire restoration does not involve cleaning a structure to a better condition than before the fire. Our technicians also recognize and document pre-existing destruction. Our SERVPRO team can then use expert techniques to restore the affected surfaces. Our fire restoration process may include: 

  • Evaluating the loss site for any health or safety hazards.
  • Boarding up the structure and tarping the roof if necessary.
  • Removing charred materials.
  • Cleaning affected structures and contents.
  • Deodorizing the building.

Our SERVPRO team takes care of the destruction that can make the office uninhabitable after a fire so that you can get back to business. The cleaning method we choose to clean structural items is based on the surface we are cleaning. We can wet clean or dry clean surfaces. Wet cleaning involves using water-based cleaning products, and dry-cleaning uses rubber sponges devoid of chemical products. The sponges remove smoke residues from surfaces through absorption and filtration.

SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach is equipped to offer emergency fire damage repair services. Call us any time at (310) 395-9050 to make the damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Where Can Property Owners Get Water Damage Repair Services in Santa Monica?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Closeup view of SERVPRO restoration equipment Equipped? Yes, we are! SERVPRO has the tools to manage all of your water damage restoration needs.

They Can Call SERVPRO to Perform Water Damage Repair in Santa Monica

Many complex systems feed into a home and keep all things running smoothly; an example is water supply lines. Unfortunately, a pipe can burst in the middle of the night, and the resulting destruction can spread and worsen. If you notice such a problem, call SERVPRO immediately for water removal services. We provide 24-hour emergency water removal and drying services. 

Our team has a clear and systematic process for performing water damage repair in Santa Monica homes. SERVPRO uses advanced restoration equipment for water extraction, including wet vacuums and pumps. We also use moisture detection tools like moisture sensors to detect moisture in carpeting and padding. Moisture sensors have sharp probes which penetrate through carpeting and padding to determine if the subfloor under them is saturated. If there is moisture, the sensor offers a visual signal through a blinking light and an audible indication of beeps. For other items apart from carpet and pad, we use moisture meters to detect moisture. Our water restoration services may involve: 

  • Cleaning and drying the carpets.
  • Structural drying.
  • Odor control.
  • Interior sealing and painting.

Our SERVPRO team can supervise different restoration services that can bring your home to full functionality. Throwing away valuable furnishings, possessions, or family treasures is not the only option with our restoration services. Our technicians know how to restore delicate items and hard contents using the latest technologies such as ultrasonic cleaning. We can safely clean silver, antique ceramics, tools, and blinds, among other things, to eliminate dirt, water stains, odors, and mold.

Throughout the water repair process we handle and move contents carefully. If the water intrusion came from above, we could wipe extra moisture from the contents using towels. Eliminate materials from the floor, which could transfer stains like area rugs, papers, books, and shoes, among others. We take care not to ruin hardwood and vinyl flooring while moving contents like furniture and appliances. Our SERVPRO technicians are also careful not to tear, scratch, or gouge ceilings, floors, and walls when restoring a home. 

If you need efficient water repair services, contact SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach. Our hotline is (310) 395-9050.

Don’t Let Hidden Water Damage Fester in Your Venice Beach Property

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Bubbling tan paint on wall Did you know that bubbling paint is a sign of water damage? SERVPRO stands ready to restore your home.

SERVPRO Will Help Venice Beach Residents Locate Water Damage and Get to Work Fast on Repairs

After any water emergency, you may have water damage within your Venice Beach property that remains hidden from the naked eye. In addition to moisture left after a DIY cleanup, there could be issues like slow leaks or drips that go unnoticed until the damage already settles in.

SERVPRO is available for professional leak detection followed by drying and restoration so that you can get your home back to normal fast. You only need to contact us, and we can have our Green Fleet at your door and ready to begin within hours.

For water damage in Venice Beach, some problems will escape you until tell-tale signs begin to develop. We instruct residents in the area to look for some of the following evidence that water damage might be lurking within their homes:

  • Foul, musty odors could be an indication of mold and mildew growth
  • Visible mold colonization in the form of blotches, black spots, and discoloration
  • Ceiling and wall staining
  • Bubbling or peeling wallpaper or paint
  • Sagging, soft drywall or ceiling tiles
  • Warping, lifting, or bowing of flooring materials

No matter what the signs might be, SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment to address water damage repairs to restore your interior completely. Our crew also has access to advanced moisture detection tools to ensure nothing gets left behind during the drying and restoration phases. We also offer pack-out/move-out services to relocate contents to reach our goals as quickly as possible during the project.

When you need a qualified restoration team on the job with local ties to the community, SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is here for you 24/7. Call us at (310) 395-9050, and we will send a crew out as quickly as possible.

Why Should Santa Monica Residents Hire Professional Mold Remediation Companies?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy growth above baseboard; surrounding electrical outlet Mold can grow anywhere in your home. When you see the first signs of mold, call SERVPRO!

For Mold Remediation Companies, SERVPRO Has the Skill and Training You Need in Santa Monica!

Mold is designated as a fungus, and it can grow just about anywhere within your Santa Monica home – and it is present just about everywhere you go. The best thing you can do is know precisely what to look for and what to do if you feel as though you have mold growing. SERVPRO offers customers in the area a detailed approach to mold remediation. We can come by to tackle your bathroom mold removal, attic mold, and any other potential mold problem you may have. Your space will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned when we get done!

Mold remediation companies in Santa Monica often see mold development in areas that store food and where water gets used. SERVPRO handles the cleaning of your bathroom and kitchen mold, as well as other hidden areas where moisture allows mold to colonize. The truth is that a lot of molds may go unnoticed and spread rapidly. Once this happens, it has the potential to cause numerous health effects.

Different Types of Mold

When SERVPRO gets called to handle mold remediation or mold damage repairs, some of the most common mold types we encounter include:

  • Allergenic molds –These can cause a variety of health effects
  • Pathogenic molds –Known for causing health effects
  • Toxigenic molds –Can be high risk for health effects

SERVPRO wants all customers to know that you should never spray anything on areas where you suspect mold or disturb it in any way, causing spores to dislodge, leading them to become airborne. Our mold specialists arrive to assess all mold-infested areas, determine the cause, and begin careful cleaning with vacuums, HEPA filtration, and EPA-registered antimicrobial agents.

When looking for mold remediation companies, call SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach first by dialing (310) 395-9050.

You Need Fire Damage Restoration from the Best for Your Santa Monica Business

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Outside corner view of multi-story office building No matter the size of the fire, SERVPRO is there. We are always on call for complete fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO Acts Fast with Fire Damage to Limit Downtime and Loss in Santa Monica – Call Us 24/7!

There is a lot that must go into running a business, including making sure you remain prepared in the event of a fire. Commercial fire damage can be costly, especially when you factor in equipment, office supplies, furnishings, and the potential for lengthy downtime. SERVPRO acts within hours of your initial contact so that we can get to work on the fire and smoke remediation process. Once we get done, your business will be “Like it never even happened.”

Your business needs to be up and running during all scheduled hours. Because of that, our team works diligently to handle your need for restoration and cleaning up fire damage in Santa Monica. We work with all businesses in the area, including:

  • Bakeries, restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Bike shops
  • Salons
  • Watersports shops
  • Office buildings
  • Production facilities
  • Boutiques, and more

We are available 24/7, to handle water & fire damage restorations. Whether you get a call about a fire at your place of business in the early morning hours or the weekend, you will have our Green Fleet ready and at your door within hours.

Controlled Demolition and Reconstruction Services

There are times when even the smallest fire creates immense damage. Along with detailed smoke remediation, we also offer controlled demolition to restore your business interior fully. While we work to repair and restore versus replace, there are sometimes when drywall, ceilings, fixtures, and other elements must get completely removed and replaced. California State License Board (CSLB) #: 837225

Call our fire and smoke damage technicians when you need assistance at (310) 395-9050. SERVPRO of Santa Monica/Venice Beach is your go-to team for quality results!

Should Homeowners Agree to a Pack-Out After Flood Damage in Venice Beach?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged room; Two SERVPRO techs placing homeowner’s possessions in box. Sometimes it is necessary to relocate personal possessions to our facility for cleaning and drying.

SERVPRO’s Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) Keeps Everything Organized in the Aftermath of Venice Beach Flooding

After Venice Beach flood damage, the smartest way to manage the restoration of your home and possessions might include allowing professional removal of your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. Clearing the decks of your water-logged house: 

  • Permits aggressive pumping and extraction of floodwaters from all areas of your dwelling
  • Eliminates the need to move cumbersome items around repeatedly as spaces receive water damage mitigation and remediation
  • Simplifies determination of drying goals, affecting only structures and fixtures
  • Reduces the humidity load inside your damaged Santa Monica home, speeding structural drying
  • Enables the skills of specially trained contents technicians to focus on flood-damaged furniture, textiles, papers, electronics, and other items

How Does the SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) Work During Flood Restoration?

Our team takes on the heavy lifting, literally, of packing up and moving your property. SERVPRO crew members use the following to ensure strict accounting of the items removed:

  • Traditional lists
  • Barcoding memorialized on a software app
  • Digital photographs to note items’ conditions and placement in your home 

Where Does SERVPRO Bring the Packed-Out Property?

If you have a secure and dry area in or near your home, SERVPRO can stage the items there for safekeeping and assessment. We also frequently recommend transport to our production facility instead. The benefits of transporting the pack-out boxes and protectively wrapped large items to our facility include:

  • Careful assessment and documentation of flood damage to each item
  • Real-time consultations with your insurance carrier to help substantiate claims for replacement or restoration
  • Options for a wide range of interventions including specialized laundering, contained and monitored drying, freeze-drying of papers, immersion and ultrasonic tub cleaning of durable items, and more.

Feel secure in your decision to allow SERVPRO of Santa Monica / Venice Beach to pack up and move out your possessions during flood damage restoration. Call (310) 395-9050 to learn how we safeguard your property while giving wet items the treatment required to make it “Like it never even happened.”