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Fast Santa Clarita Water Damage Mitigation Solutions

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Overcomes Water Damage in Stages

Disasters never wait for convenient times to occur, so having a plan to help your home is crucial. Your insurance policy might not always cover the damage that water can do if the incident is not sudden or accidental. There are many ways that moisture or water could impact your property, including:

  • Leaks
  • Burst Pipes
  • Broken Appliances
  • Dripping Air Conditioners
  • Loose Fixtures
  • Spills

With so many causes of Santa Clarita water damage, it is important to have a team of professionals that can act fast to help. Water emergencies encompass the greatest volume of our service calls, so our Green Fleet of service vehicles remains stocked and ready to roll out for help when you call.

What is Water Mitigation?

Mitigation is one of the pivotal elements to successful restoration and recovery after damaging incidents. Regardless of flooding or burst pipes, immediate actions must be taken to limit the movement of water and how destructive it can be for exposed materials and contents. Early efforts can include:

  • Water Removal
  • Content Management
  • Demolition Services
  • Repairs

Proper Job Scoping for Water Damage

As our production manager, our professionals work with the customer to establish restoration priorities and better understand the scope of the damage, pre-existing conditions, and pressing concerns. The better informed our SERVPRO team is, the more detailed and accurate the estimation and restoration plan can be.

Thorough Drying Options for Residences

Drying is one of the most critical elements of every water restoration process, making it among the more diverse steps that we must take to recover homes after water damage successfully. The methods involve several tools and products from our inventory, but the three most common for widespread evaporation and moisture management include:

  • Air Movers – High-velocity blowers direct blasts of warm air at moist or wet surfaces. Continued efforts promote steady evaporation of the surface moisture. 
  • Dehumidifiers – With the successful deployment of air movers, the humidity in a room increases as evaporation continues. Desiccant and refrigerant dehumidification units grab moisture grains from the environment and collect them for disposal or exhaust it outside.
  • Heaters – increasing the temperature in a room helps with faster evaporation. It increases the capacity of an environment to hold moisture, reducing a plateau where the air conditions are fully saturated. 

Is The Drying Process Complete?

One of the concerns a homeowner might have during the restoration process is whether the job is getting done as well as they hope. SERVPRO understands these concerns and keeps customers in the know about the progress of drying methods and the data collected from the many moisture sensors and detection equipment in use. We track damp pockets and moist areas to ensure that we appropriately place drying equipment and do not overlook potentially damaging conditions during the restoration phases.

When Are Water Damage Repairs Needed?

Repairs after damage are more common than many homeowners might realize. Because water and moisture can be so destructive to the materials that absorb them, much of these materials will need to be removed and replaced to return the property to its original condition. We limit the amount of controlled demolition necessary but have experienced contractors to help when rebuilding.

The frequency of Santa Clarita water damage events leaves us with a pressing need to keep professionals and experienced technicians ready 24/7 to respond. Water continually spreads in an open area, making it possible for several rooms of your house to be impacted right away.

Our SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley team is available now to help when you call (661) 296-4600.

The Greatest Challenges of Santa Clarita Fire Damage

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

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Many Threats Exist After Structure Fire Damage

Fires are unpredictable and ruinous. Even with many of these situations covered by standard home insurance, the shock and trauma can leave residents displaced and unsure of how to proceed. Professional restoration begins from the moment you contact our SERVPRO team to help, as we have effective and efficient solutions for all of the related fire effects like:

  • Structural Compromise
  • Content Damage
  • Water Damage
  • Soot and Smoke Residues
  • Harsh Malodors

Understanding the destructive powers of Santa Clarita fire damage leads to an appreciation for professional recovery services. An insurance provider requires licensed technicians to perform restoration work in most cases. We stay prepared for these emergencies with stocked trailers and production vehicles to mobilize fast in a crisis.

Inspecting the Structure for Needed Action

Inspecting the property is one of the earliest measures to understand the depth of the damage and the necessary restoration approaches to help. Structural damage can be widespread after a fire, leading to the collapse of installed elements and a need for controlled demolition in several house areas. Our licensed contractors can perform this work to seamlessly transition into the other mitigative and restorative acts to follow.

Protecting What Matters Most After Fire Damage

Personal belongings and house contents are often directly in the damaged path during a fire and even after extinguishing this blaze. Our SERVPRO team can take steps to help protect these belongings, furniture, and other possessions from irreparable harm. Some of these include:

  • Relocation - This is the fastest and most convenient solution for managing contents but only works if no surface damage has yet occurred. We move possessions to a safe space in the house for storage until restoration completes. 
  • On-Site Cleaning - Staging areas and other clean spaces can serve as makeshift work areas to allow our technicians to clean lightly damaged surfaces on-site. 
  • Off-Site Pack-Out - The most intricate and thorough cleaning we provide occurs off-site at our SERVPRO warehouse. Our pack-out process removes damaged goods from the house and transports them to our facility for this work. 

Overcoming Water Damage from Extinguishment

Water damage is secondary damage in structural fires. High volumes of water are often needed to put out a blaze spanning several rooms. What is left behind is pooling water in several spots around the house that we must extract, dry, and clean.

How Challenging is Soot to Remove?

One of the more formidable fire damage restoration and recovery tasks is removing soot and smoke residues. Partial combustion can create many smoke solids that begin circulating in the environment and landing on horizontal surfaces like counters, shelves, and flooring. We have several levels of cleaning after soot exposure depending on the severity of the situation, including:

  • Surface Cleaning - Involves solvents and detergents intended to lift soils away from the surface or dissolve them to protect the underlying material. 
  • Abrasive Mechanical Action - When products alone cannot help, mechanical action agitates these powerful cleaners for deeper penetration and faster chemical reactions. 
  • Media Power Blasting - Abrasive measures are often needed to entirely remove soot solids, such as media like walnuts, corn cobs, and sodium bicarbonate with pressurized air or water. 
  • Controlled Demolition - When aggressive methods are ineffective, we can remove the affected material entirely for later reinstallation. 

Will Smoke Odors Dissipate Naturally?

Smoke damage exists in many forms, and one of the final hurdles is a lingering malodor. Fire damage odors do not go away on their own and can return with changes in atmospheric conditions. We use powerful deodorizers and products to neutralize post-fire smells.

Santa Clarita fire damage events require swift action by experienced professionals. Our SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley team is standing by at (661) 296-4600.

For Water Removal in Santa Clarita, Source Professional Help

3/12/2023 (Permalink)

water covering wood floor of a living room When water damage affects your home, time is of the essence. Contact team SERVPRO 24/7 for effective water damage remediation services.

SERVPRO is Equipped to Remove Water in Your Santa Clarita Home

When pools of water are left to stand on a property, a wide variety of damages are sure to occur. Mold growth is almost certain and can affect several parts of your house. Also, its infiltration into the structures can cause them to weaken, thus compromising their integrity.

To get ahead of the situation, you must hire well-equipped restoration experts to remove the water. The water removal process in Santa Clarita homes involves extracting the excess water and drying the damp structures and contents. SERVPRO has assembled a team of professionals wholly dedicated to restoring homes to ensure the safety of property owners. We are available 24/7 and have a quick response time.

To ensure efficient water extraction and drying, our SERVPRO technicians conduct the necessary assessments and inspections to get an idea of how severe the damage is. To achieve this, we conduct several moisture checks on all the structures affected using moisture meters and determine the extent to which moisture has damaged the structure. After an inspection of the flooring, we can advise the homeowner on whether there is a need to replace the carpeting.

SERVPRO has an array of equipment for drying and restoring a home. We use:

  • Air movers to deliver fast airflow to damp surfaces.
  • Dehumidifiers to deliver dry, warm air in the affected areas. 
  • Structural cavity drying equipment to direct airflow into wall cavities. 
  • Air scrubbers equipped with HEPA air filters to improve indoor air quality.

Our SERVPRO technicians can set up the air movers to run for two or more days, but depending on the loss's classification and the damage's extent, we can extend that to seven days. In addition, we use a combination of industrial-grade antimicrobials, approved by the EPA, on the walls, subfloors, and carpets to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria soon.

To get high-quality water removal services, contact SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley at (661) 296-4600. We have the skills to make the water damage seem "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO for Fire Restoration Services in Santa Clarita

2/6/2023 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Can Severely Affect Santa Clarita Homeowners

Daily life is full of interruptions and distractions, making it easy for the average person to cause a home fire accidentally. A meal left on the stove too long, a candle left burning next to flammable materials, and even a space heater left unattended can initiate a spark that causes flames and smoke to spread quickly. Whether the flames are put out by a home fire extinguisher or the local fire company has to lend a hand, the ensuing mess can seem overwhelming and hard to tame.

To find fire restoration services in Santa Clarita, you only need to call the 24/7 hotline for SERVPRO and let us take charge. Our experience and preparation help us take decisive action by creating barriers between affected and unaffected areas, preventing cross-contamination, and making safety a priority. Once we conduct a thorough assessment of the damage, we make a plan tailored to your needs and focus on removing debris, extracting water, and cleaning the fire's aftermath. To arrive at the best course of action, we consider critical factors such as the following:

The fire's origin- Did it start in the kitchen? Was it an electric malfunction? Was it protein based?

How did the smoke and fire travel? Is there residue in the ventilation system? Did it weaken the home's structure? Where did it burn the hottest?

What was in the fire's path? Was it mostly wood cabinets? Did manufactured materials burn in the process?

At SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley, we are ready to help as soon as you call us at (661) 296-4600. With our expertise and professionalism, you will be in good hands. Most importantly, your home will look "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Repair Specialists in Santa Clarita

1/5/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repair in Santa Clarita

Anytime moisture finds its way into your structure, your contents and building materials are at risk for damage. Whenever water enters a building, it follows gravity to your flooring, which could make things wet on the way down. Once moisture builds up on your floors, it can cause issues like delaminating carpet or buckling hardwood floors.

If you ever suffer from a water leak, our SERVPRO technicians can help you repair water damage in Santa Clarita. Before we begin any mitigation efforts, we first thoroughly inspect your entire property. We start with looking for any safety hazards like water running next to an electrical outlet or falling ceiling sections. Once we mitigate any potential issues and make the workplace safe, we can determine the damage's extent. 

We can start with the source of the leak and use moisture meters to see how wet materials nearby got. We can also inspect building materials like your drywall or carpet to see if we can save them with drying or if they must get removed and replaced. Next, we can use moisture sensors and meters going away from the source to see how far the moisture spreads into your house. 

Once we find all the areas with affected contents and building materials, we can devise a plan to mitigate the problems. First, we can use a submersible pump to remove standing water or an extractor to remove moisture that has soaked into your carpet. Next, we can set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the natural drying process. We can constantly monitor the moisture levels in your home until they return to normal.

We can also provide the following to restore your home after a water leak:

  • Carpet and pad removal
  • Dry out subfloors
  • Remove a foot or two of drywall from the floor
  • Dry out walls with an injection drying system

If you ever notice a puddle on your floor or a pipe leak, call SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley at (661) 296-4600.

Water Mitigation for a Storm-Damaged Roof in Santa Clarita

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

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Santa Clarita Residents Need SERVPRO for Water Mitigation Services

Did you know that a leaking rooftop is one of the most common reasons homes suffer from water damage? While various causes can bring on this problem, storm damage is a top culprit for a roof leak. Once such a breach occurs, water can find its way into your home and bring a wealth of interior damage. SERVPRO features water mitigation experts to address your storm damage to save time and money overall on your restoration. All property owners have to do is call us 24/7!

Water mitigation and storm damage help

If you have damage from a recent storm, you need someone to help with water mitigation in Santa Clarita. If you have a home without an attic, the leak may already be seeping into your interior and onto your furnishings and belongings. With a plaster ceiling, it could start to bubble up and expand. For a painted ceiling, you will notice it turning to a darker color. SERVPRO wants you to know that these signs of water damage call for professional intervention to keep the leak from spreading to your walls or getting into areas where it can cause further degradation.

By calling SERVPRO for water mitigation, you can salvage as much as possible. The faster we act, we can keep water from:

  • Soaking into your wood flooring
  • Saturating your carpets to the padding or subfloor below
  • Breaking down your drywall or warping paneling
  • Damaging your furniture and other possessions

Remember that it only takes 48 hours for mildew and mold to develop after water saturation. Without proper mitigation efforts and cleanup, issues can spread into other areas of your home. SERVPRO assesses the damage, pinpoints the cause, and begins water removal services and drying in tandem to achieve our goals. You can trust our skilled technicians to scout for hidden moisture pockets and ensure you have a dry, clean interior once we are finished with the project. 

Call our IICRC-certified team at SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley at (661) 296-4600. We are available for 24/7 emergency service and dependable water mitigation help.

Santa Clarita Professional Mold Inspection Services

11/4/2022 (Permalink)

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The Benefit of Mold Inspection for Santa Clarita

Choosing professional mold inspections is necessary for many homeowners because you might not always be able to tell when these threats exist in your house. While there are sometimes clear signs of an infestation, mold damage can also be hidden in wall systems or in low-traffic areas you might not know are contending with moisture concerns. Often, professional inspections are the way to understand the extent of active mold colonization and remediate it appropriately.

A mold inspection for Santa Clarita homes involves several phases. First, production management must work with the customer to determine what conditions made them call for our expertise. Using moisture detection equipment and sampling procedures, our IICRC trained team can begin to evaluate the environmental conditions of the property and any surfaces hosting active colonies. The thorough visual and instrumental inspection of the property confirms mold when it is on building materials or contents. 

Removing Mold When It Is Discovered

Finding mold in your property can require immediate action to resolve. You want these threats to only persist for a short time because the likelihood of spreading to new areas of the house is high. In addition, the degradation of hosting materials can lead to excessive controlled demolition requirements the longer mold goes unaddressed. Several remediation strategies can help, including surface cleaning, abrasive blasting, and sanding.

Options for Long-Term Mold Prevention

When you have mold threats in your home once, you want to ensure that the situation is resolved to prevent recurrences. This plan comes from understanding how moisture impacted your residence and where it penetrated from so that the appropriate measures can be taken to resolve these conditions should they return.

  • Encapsulation
  • Better Ventilation
  • Dehumidification Equipment Installed
  • Structural Repairs

Clearing mold damage from your home starts with understanding the property's condition with a thorough inspection. Call our SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley team when you suspect mold threats in your house at (661) 296-4600.

Fast Action by SERVPRO Manages Water Mitigation in Santa Clarita

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Mitigation by SERVPRO Reduces Water Damage in Santa Clarita

Water seeping into our homes through the roof or plumbing leaks can cause extensive damage to Santa Clarita homes. Water is absorbed by porous materials and spreads behind walls, under floors, across floors in carpets, and under padding. Leaks under the sink in your bathroom or kitchen can penetrate porous materials such as cupboards made from wood products causing swelling, loss of integrity, and strength.

SERVPRO provides water mitigation services in Santa Clarita. Our experience has shown that rapid response and action can limit the amount of damage and avoid significant secondary damage. We respond in less than four hours from your call and deploy equipment to mitigate the effects of moisture on your home. Avoid delays in calling us for assistance. Reducing the time porous materials are exposed to water reduces the absorption and secondary damage.

Rapid response water mitigation can save your hardwood floors, limit the damage to the porous kitchen and bathroom cupboards and reduce the damage to carpeting, under padding, and subfloors.

Hardwood floors absorb moisture causing buckling and cupping. SERVPRO utilizes vacuum pads to remove water between the hardwood planks' joints. Air movers and dehumidifiers do the rest to mitigate the potential damage to hardwood floor materials.

Weighted water vacuums remove excess moisture from carpets and underpads, protecting the subfloor from permanent damage. Extended exposure to high moisture levels can cause carpets to delaminate, under pads to disintegrate, and subfloors to lose their structural integrity. Early detection and immediate water mitigation efforts can significantly reduce the potential for permanent damage.

SERVPRO offers the following water mitigation services:

  • Water clean up
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage remediation

Call SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley for water mitigation services. We provide service to Santa Clarita and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (661) 296-4600.

Leave Apartment Fire Damage Restoration to Pros in Santa Clarita

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Reach SERVPRO 24/7 in Santa Clarita to Help with Fire Restoration

Apartment building fires are both dangerous and frightening to encounter. Nobody in your Santa Clarita apartment complex is expecting a fire to break out, so all the actions that come when alerted to the event are crucial. When you own an apartment complex, you need a team that can handle the cleanup efficiently so that your tenants are not displaced for a long time. SERVPRO is there to address apartment and condo fires to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Handling apartment fire restoration in Santa Clarita is something best left to professionals. Here at SERVPRO, we are ready and equipped to scale our resources accordingly to get you the best results as quickly as possible.

Visible and invisible damage

Visible fire damage like soot deposits and charring will be apparent after any fire event, but unseen issues are also present after a fire, including:

  • Extreme temperatures during a fire caused damage to walls and flooring beyond where the flames burned, and soot settled.
  • Firefighters also use copious amounts of water or chemicals to put out the flames.

The combination of extreme heat and water elements often impacts other building units. With apartment complex fires or any building with multiple units in close proximity, a thorough inspection must get done to assess structural integrity, smoke infiltration, and moisture.

SERVPRO’s trusted methods to the rescue

When you want to get your tenants comfortable and back in their homes as fast as possible, SERVPRO’s prompt action and proven methods are here for you 24 hours a day. We get started with assessment as soon as first responders give us the green light to enter the building. We begin cleaning and restoration as soon as possible with the help of:

  • Pumps to pull up standing water
  • Drying equipment to restore relative humidity
  • Air scrubbers to address air quality
  • Controlled demolition to replace all charred and unsalvageable materials

You can count on SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley regarding fire restoration at your apartment complex. Reach us anytime by calling (661) 296-4600.

Why Flood Damage Must Get Handled Fast in Valencia

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Help to the Rescue for Valencia Residents

As a Valencia resident, you must know the kind of damage that your home can encounter when floodwater infiltrates. Knowing the hazards, you have a better idea of how to prevent them or address them once it happens. While some people attempt DIY cleanup, there are many reasons why calling in expert water restoration technicians (WRT) is best. SERVPRO has the manpower, fast response times, and proven methods to get you back on your feet faster than any DIY measures can.

Why can’t I handle flood damage in Valencia on my own?

There are many hazards involved once contaminated floodwater in Valencia starts coming into any building. SERVPRO knows all the safety precautions to take, and we work fast while using industrial-grade equipment to begin removing standing water and addressing all structural damage. These are several things we want you to keep in mind should your home take on any floodwater:

  • It can damage your appliances and furniture.
  • It can make your house and occupants susceptible to mildew and mold growth.
  • It can cause issues with your septic system and well water.
  • It can create damage to your wiring and electrical cables.
  • It can compromise the foundation of your home.

Water damage can be a significant problem, but when you add in the pressure of floodwater and all the possible contaminants, this makes it a situation best handled by trained technicians. Because flooding can happen anytime, having SERVPRO’s number handy will give you the peace of mind that you can have IICRC-certified technicians at your door in four hours or less to get started on the cleanup.

SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley is available 24/7 and ready to get started with prompt disaster response should you have flood damage to your property. Once you contact our customer care team by calling (661) 296-4600, we can have our Green Fleet mobilized and ready to go. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.