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Mold Testing in Santa Clarita – Do Not Wait

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Most Mold is Hidden Behind Walls or In Ducts

If you are starting to see something develop near your windows, on the ceiling in your bathroom, or in those tough to get to spots in your home, consider the possibilities of how bad that growth is in other areas of your home. No mold is good mold - unless you like to eat some fancy cheese varieties! If you do find mold or are suspicious of what exactly you are looking at, get it checked out by a professional mold tester. THEN, contact SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley to get it removed. Check out our work on a recent mold removal job in Santa Clarita.

Call the Santa Clarita Mold Cleanup Experts NOW, as well as your homeowner's insurance

Get rid of the mold in your home at its source. Do not just mask over the substance; it will still linger, or spread since it’s not being contained.  

There aren’t a lot of mold experts because of the annoyance of dealing with such substances, and the expense of it all can scare away customers and providers alike. However, dealing with the mess now will ensure much LESS of a mess down the road. Your insurance company may also be able to help if mold (under certain circumstances) is covered in your policy.

If you see mold, call the Santa Clarita mold cleanup pros at SERVPRO of Santa Clarita right away at (661) 296-4600.

Canyon Country Mold Removal - Use Professionals

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold removal in Canyon Country-why pay twice?

Use professional mold removal the first (and only!) time

Mold does not discriminate. Mold can infiltrate old and new homes. Mold in Canyon Country is found just as often as in any other area. All it takes is a small leak that goes unnoticed. Use a professional, such as SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley, to deal with the mess. We as mold removal professionals also remove the damage safely as you don’t want to release the mold spores into the air, which can spread more damage to various parts of your home. If you delay the cleanup process, you may pay more towards the removal. If you use a company or contract individuals who don’t know how to properly remove mold, you may end up paying more for incomplete services.

What does mold do?

Mold spores, either dead or alive, cause damage to the structure and surfaces of homes or buildings. Exposure to and spread of mold can happen through ingestion, inhalation, or by skin contact. In homes, mold spores can begin from just a simple, small water leak. A puddle of water on the floor left unattended is a reason to be suspect for mold growth. Also, a water leak from long ago left unattended can lead to mold growth. To the untrained eye, mold can live unseen and unnoticed. Before you know it, the substance can eat through your walls and foundation, further destroying the structure of your home.

Once mold is found in the home, it needs to be professionally removed. Depending on the damage done, surfaces either need to be replaced or restored depending on the significance of the damage. Water damage also may need to be addressed as soon as possible, as to not aid in the growth of mold. SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley can perform inspections and mold removal restoration services, just give us a call at 661-296-4600 to speak with a technician and set up an appointment.

Learn more about mold; everything, from mold damage tips to our restoration techniques, can be found here.

Valencia CA Water Damage

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Water Everywhere

Water is great! It is one of Earth's greatest natural resources. Life thrives off of water; we love it! Well, water is great until it gets into places that it is not welcome. Places such as on wood, into cracks, walls, floors, into foundations and other sneaky places. When waters go there, it is not so pleasant. It can really cause some major problems when it gets into places like this around your home.

Water damage happens. We as a society have taken a lot of precautions to ensure that it does not happen, but the facts of life tell us that is has happened and will happen again. Ever had a sink overflow? A bathtub? Have you or someone in your home ever spilled any type of liquid? Flooding? As you can well imagine, water damage happens. That is why there are products like flood insurance that people can buy. Where you live might even be especially prone to flooding. Areas that get a lot of rain, and then the way the house is situated on the land can make it more vulnerable to flooding. And we all know that flood equals water damage.

It could happen to you in your lifetime. It may happen to a friend of yours. You never really know when you might be a victim of water damage. There is some good news here though. There are professional clean up companies that make it like it never happened. That may sound highly unlikely, but with some fixes, repairs, and replacement work, homes with water damage can, in fact, be returned to a state as if it (the water damage) never happened.

This is not the first rodeo, so the professionals know what they are doing. From industrial sized fans to large-scale water vacuums, the experts in this clean-up business know how to take care of business when it comes to water damage. You might be thinking why water damage is such a big deal anyway. A little water never hurt anyone you may be thinking. Well, water left unattended in the wrong spot can lead to mold and fungus growth. Bacteria can move in and now you can have a lovely little rotting, mold problem lurking in your residence. See how that happened? Do what you can to prevent water spills and flooding. When it does happen due to circumstances out of your control, contact a professional water damage clean up company to take care of the mess.

Canyon Country Fire and Water Damage Restoration - "Like it never happened."

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Paradise in Canyon Country Until a Fire Breaks Out

Weather and nature's fury can unleash itself at any time. California is large enough and such diverse terrain that many of nature's worst damage can be done. Canyon Country is known for its hills and valleys and is a scenic area full of newer homes. Although this is a desirable place to live, it has the Santa Ana winds in September which make wildfires risk go up dramatically. Whether it be damage done from wildfires or damage to your home from water damage, SERVPRO is the cleanup and restoration experts. When something like this happens, it would be unwise to consult with anyone other than a professional to safely and thoroughly clean up and repair the damages done by water and fire.

Fire and Water Damage Restoration

A fire can be absolutely devastating to a home, but SERVPRO professionals can help to clean up and restore the home to be "Like it never happened." With any fire comes smoke. In a home that has fire damage, there is also soot and smoke damage to clean up after. Once a SERVPRO professional has come out to assess the damage done by both fire and smoke, the specialist can then make immediate plans for fire damage restoration services.

Risk of Fire Damage is Everywhere

Fire and also smoke damage can occur from wicked wildfires catching onto a home. They can also start from kitchen fires, neglected backyard fire pits, as well as numerous other fire-related sources. Everyone in California worries about wildfires threatening homes, but just as common are fires from faulty electrical wiring, heaters, and grease fires. Some of these fires have been put out by fire extinguishers, but the damage still remains. Hiring professional fire damage restoration experts is the way to go when you are salvaging your home.

Fire Department Saved Your Canyon Country Home But Water is Everywhere

One catastrophic event can lead to another. Although the fire in the attic is out, now there is water damage in the attic and it is seeping down through to the floor levels below. The fire department put out the fire, but now you have water, water everywhere! This is a case of both fire and water damage. It does happen, and there is help available from SERVPRO fire and water damage professionals. It can be overwhelming to think about, "where to begin to clean up such a mess?" After a traumatic event such as fire damage immediately followed by water damage in a home, it can be difficult to know where to go and who to turn to. Canyon Country residents need not worry, and should contact SERVPRO as soon as possible to make your home seem like these events never happened.

Water Damage Restoration

When it rains, it pours! Water damage can occur due to a number of reasons. It might be an accident in the home such as a popped waterbed mattress or the flooding of a cracked aquarium. Where there is a water leak or spill, mold can form. Mold as we all know is hazardous to our health, so to prevent mold, all water messes need to be cleanup up as soon as possible. Water damages can be independent from fire damage, but, nonetheless still need to be cleaned up.

Prevent Mold and Restore Everything Like New

In the event that water spills, leaks, or messes have already happened, it is time to take action in cleaning up the water and then restoring the structure "Like it never happened." Water is first removed with special vacuums. Fans and dehumidifiers help in drying up the remaining damp areas. Moisture detectors and infrared cameras can be used to locate moisture saturation points so that they can be further dried. If the damage is extensive, some structural changes such as replacement of drywall will need to be done. In the restoration process, SERVPRO cleans up the water damage so that it is "Like it never happened."

What To Do With Mold

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

What To Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Santa Clarita for mold remediation services

What NOT To Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible suspected mold growth
  • Do not attempt to try the area yourself
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

These are some things to make sure you do and not do when you have mold in your home. SERVPRO of Santa Clarita specializes in mold clean up and remediation. Our technicians are highly trained professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly restore your home quickly and safely. We specialize in mold and you can be assured that we will deal with your home properly and professionally.

If you see signs of mold, call us today at (661)296-4600

Preparing For a Flood

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

In the next few days, Southern California will be experiencing a significant amount of rainfall. To avoid disasters in your local home, here are some pointers to keep in mind before a flood:

  • Construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering your home
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage
  • Check gutters and make sure they are not clogged

Here are some important terms you need to be familiar with to help identify a flood hazard when your local news warns you:

  • Flood Watch – flooding is possible
  • Flash Flood Watch – flash flooding is possible; be prepared to move to higher ground
  • Flood Warning – flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately
  • Flash Flood Warning – a flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately

Stay safe!

Post Flood Action

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

Southern California is not known for its storms and floods but when storms come, and floods your local neighborhood, be sure to follow these following guidelines:

  • Tune in to your local news to learn whether the water supply is safe to drink.
  • Avoid floodwaters; it may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or sewage water.
  • Avoid moving water.
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
  • Avoid downed power lines, and report them to the power company.
  • Stay away from damaged sewage systems – they are a serious health hazard

These are just some pointers for you to follow in the aftermath of a flood. If there is anything that your local SERVPRO can do for you, whether it is water remediation or temporary roofing, do not hesitate to call us at (661)296-4600.

What We Do to Mold

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

When you call your local SERVPRO for any of your mold problems, we will be at your residence as quickly as possible to work on the mold in your home and remediate it as soon as possible. SERVPRO values your home and your time so we try to be there as quickly as we can to begin services.

We take mold seriously and we remove every bit of mold that what was originally found in your home. Our well trained and certified technicians and crew members will come in and use SERVPRO certified products to properly take care of the mold. When dry walls and the like have mold, we try to save as much of the original material as we can rather than demolishing it completely.

If you have any mold problems, give us a call at (661)296-4600.

Should Storms Worry Me?

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Living in Southern California might have you wondering why we too should be ready for when storms come. Southern California does not see much rain throughout the year but storms should still be something we prepare ourselves for.

Specifically, this rainy season, we must be extra careful after the Sand Fire that hit us recently. Without the trees and bushes in our mountains, we are more vulnerable to landslides and flash floods from the rain we have been getting.

When your home is hit by a flood or storm, remember that your local SERVPRO is here to restore your home to its pre-storm condition. We specialize in restoring homes and buildings in a quick and timely manner, so that you and your family could go back in to your normal routine.

Call us at (661)296-4600

We Restore Fire Also!

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lancaster is a company that does more than water remediation. In some situations, homes and commercial buildings would need some fire remediation, which we at SERVPRO can also do. Should such an event occur, we are able to clean your home of all the fire damage including smoke damage on carpets, curtains, or upholstered furniture. At SERVPRO, we want to make sure we do all the necessary work to restore your beloved home to its best condition. We value your home as much as you value it, and we always want to make sure we do our job to the best of our abilities.

 In case of any kind of fire damages in your home, SERVPRO of Santa Clarita is always here. Give us a call at 661-296-4600.