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In Camarillo, SERVPRO Says We Cleanup Preventable Fire Damage Caused by Appliances

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage In Camarillo, SERVPRO Says We Cleanup Preventable Fire Damage Caused by Appliances The Result of a Lint Fire in Camarillo--Call SERVPRO for a Cleanup and Restoration

Improper Dryer Care Can Cause Fires in Your Camarillo Home

The appliances in your Camarillo home help to make life more comfortable, but taking care of them and using them correctly is critical to a longer life and safe operation. Dryers, for example, can become dangerous if they do not get used properly, and this can result in disasters like fires occurring in the residence. Understanding how these situations happen and what can occur to restore the damage is essential knowledge for the modern homeowner.

While you might not think of your dryer as a source for fire damage in your Camarillo home, this disaster can occur more readily than most homeowners believe. Often, these combustions occur when the excessive heat (often upwards of 500 degrees or more) ignites lint or other loose debris within and around the drum. Preventing this situation from occurring is often little more than ensuring that between uses, the lint trap gets cleared of any collected buildup and that your ventilation discharge hose remains clear of buildup as well. We also inspect and can clean out the venting system for the appliance to increase efficiency and reduce potential fires.

Often homeowners are unaware of the severity of cleaning out their lint filters often, and fire can result. When a disaster like this occurs, the effects can spread far beyond the laundry area of your home and affect multiple rooms and floors. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly to begin our thorough assessment of this damage to determine the best approach to restore it efficiently and cost-effectively.

From our initial mitigation work with packing out at-risk items and removing harmful particulates from the air inside your home to our licensed reconstruction contractors within our team that can rebuild overly damaged areas of your property, we offer a comprehensive package to our customers that make the restoration work as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Fires can begin from many sources, but appliances can easily ignite a blaze without the proper management and use. If you experience a disaster that damages your property, let our SERVPRO of Camarillo rapid response team help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (805) 484-5009.

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How Our Team Uses Extraction And Drying Equipment During Our Water Restoration Process In Camarillo

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How Our Team Uses Extraction And Drying Equipment During Our Water Restoration Process In Camarillo Call us at (805) 484-5009 when drains back up and washers overflow.

Commercial Mitigation Of Water Uses Extraction And Drying Methods To Restore Camarillo Laundromats

Patrons who wash clothing rarely intend on causing problems with the equipment in your Camarillo laundromat, but things do happen. Someone might forget to check the pockets in their child's clothing, allowing small papers to go through the wash cycle. These little pieces of papers and other forgotten things can end up leading to clogged drains after washing down through your equipment.

When backups in your laundromat's drain system cause flooding, commercial water damage services in Camarillo are designed for extracting and drying out the interior of your business. While water remains or the floor, your business contains too many risks to allow business to continue normally. SERVPRO can get things normalized for you quickly.

Extracting the water and getting your floors dried out also protects your investment from turning into a water damage statistic. Many types of flooring cannot withstand long-term exposure to heavy moisture and remain covered in a sheet of water can cause permanent problems. We can often save floors from this fate by getting not only the surface dry but by also pulling the moisture out from underneath the floor's surface.

Many times, the floor's tiny cracks permit water to enter but then retain that moisture, allowing damage to spread, weakening the floor covering. Our Injectidry equipment gets things to dry all the way through, from the surface to underlay, saving your floor. This means that you don't need to replace your floor to protect from slip and fall accidents.

When walls become saturated inside their cavities, we again use the Injectidry to make even and steady drying possible inside. The way we perform this helps keep microbes like mildew and mold from growing inside walls and behind equipment. We understand the risk of this and can treat areas more prone to developing such infestations to decrease the risk.

SERVPRO of Camarillo can help get a flooded laundromat's excess water cleaned up and dried out, making it safe for patrons and staff. Call us at (805) 484-5009 when drains back up and washers overflow.

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Three Reasons Why SERVPRO is Needed to Remediate Mold in Your Camarillo Home

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Three Reasons Why SERVPRO is Needed to Remediate Mold in Your Camarillo Home Did you know that experts recommend that mold infested areas greater than 10 feet be professionally remediated for mold damage?

The Basics of Mold Remediation in a Home in Camarillo

When you discover that your home contains areas covered in mold, you might feel at first that you can control the invasion from countless microorganisms yourself. However, industry standards recommend that areas larger than ten square feet almost always require professional remediation.  

SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster and always ready to send out IICRC-certified mold remediation specialists to Camarillo when you call us. There are a few basic methods used during almost all of the mold remediation work we conduct. Reading about these procedures might explain why many experts who study microorganisms find value in professional mold remediation.  

Detecting Water in all the Wrong Places

Finding water that nourishes mold and other microbes is a crucial aspect of mold remediation. Our infrared cameras detect temperature fluctuations, helping us locate all of the sources that allowed mold to grow out of control. Once discovered, we close these sources off, making it impossible for microbes to get their next drink.  

Mold Spores, Particles, and Dust

We use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure that we do not inhale any mold spores and particles from scraped or blasted mold. This equipment consists of goggles, as well, to protect our eyes from anything that might become a tiny projectile. Other types of PPE include gloves, boots, and full suits, all designed to protect us from temporary hazards while remediating mold.  

Containment chambers enclose the area we work in and keep mold from spreading within your house. An essential component of these chambers includes the use of air scrubbers or air movers attached to flexible tubing that directs fast-moving air outside while drawing relatively clean air into the chamber. We use air scrubbers outside of the chamber, as well, to trap any mold spores already released by mold colonies before beginning our work.  

Cleanup and Prevention

We want to make sure that we do not leave any traces of remediated mold behind once we leave your home, and clean the area with vacuums that use HEPA filters. To prevent future situations, we treat specific areas in your home that might have an increased risk of developing mold damage again. We use liquid antimicrobials that dry quickly to a nontoxic and unnoticeable film that not only prevent future growth but trap and kill any remaining microbes in the area.  

SERVPRO of Camarillo would like to partner with you by providing mold remediation to your home's interior and making things just “Like it never even happened.” We always treat our customers' homes like we would want our residences handled. You can reach us for this and other mitigation needs by calling (805) 484-5009, 24/7, 365 days a year.

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SERVPRO Advises Camarillo Homeowners to Contact Professionals for Water Removal and Restoration

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Advises Camarillo Homeowners to Contact Professionals for Water Removal and Restoration Hardwood Floors, Camarillo, and SERVPRO after a Water Loss

Water Cleanup Procedures to Restore the Floors of Your Camarillo Property

The water cleanup procedures that we put in place are determined by the severity of the water-damaging incident. Some situations may be regarded as minor, while some as major cleanup tasks. No matter how lesser the event is, without immediate response, that insignificant damage may end up spreading to the entire structure. To prevent continued effects on your Camarillo property, drying the moisture is necessary.
 
Our SERVPRO team performs cleanup procedures that attend to the needs of the floors of your Camarillo home after the water event. Irrespective of the type of floor or floors you have in your property, our technicians have the skills to perform the necessary water damage cleanup procedures. We understand that the kind of floor you have can directly affect the quantity of water that remains on the surfaces. We are going to cover some of the processes we employ when remediating different flooring materials after a water loss.
 
A water dousing can make the charm and uniqueness of any hardwood flooring disappear. It is essential to understand that the effects of water on the floor may fail to be immediately noticed when there is a pool of water in your home. For instance, floors made of maple or oak may take up to 5 - 6 days to react with the moisture. So, never make a mistake of assuming all is well when you fail to notice any side effects. Our team has the right tools to extract the water and salvage your hardwood flooring. If there is too much saturation and the dehumidifiers and air movers cannot efficiently dry the area, we can remove the flooring to speed up the drying process.
 
Though engineered flooring is pretty durable and easy to maintain, you still need professional help when you experience a water event, especially after getting exposed to large quantities of water. The water can cause the floor to warp and eventually get damaged. Some floors may even crown, cup, split, buckle or crack. SERVPRO can use drying mats and injectidry methods to expedite the drying time in an attempt to salvage the boards. Typically, laminated floor planks do not stand up well to saturation since the core is a compressed wood product, and not made from solid woods. We spray the areas with disinfectants to prevent the possibility of mold growth.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Camarillo when your home experiences water damage. Call us at (805) 484-5009 to benefit from our immediate response and professional help.

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Let Our Crew Help You Deal With The Aftermath Of A Fire In Your Camarillo Home

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Let Our Crew Help You Deal With The Aftermath Of A Fire In Your Camarillo Home SERVPRO of Camarillo is always ready to answer your questions and provide guidance so you can more easily handle the restoration of your home.

Complying With Inspections After Fire Damage Is Why Many Homeowners In Camarillo Choose SERVPRO

Fire changes the physical structure of anything it burns, including homes in Camarillo. These changes weaken or destroy structures, making them highly unsafe. SERVPRO can help make things normal again and restore your home's structure and safe condition. Our specialists understand the testing process that local inspectors use and keep these aspects in mind while working on your home's mitigation.

These and other reasons are why SERVPRO is first on the minds of many residents when they need to do something about fire damage in their Camarillo home. Although you and your family plan on returning home and living in the house, others must clear our work after inspecting to ensure that it is safe for occupants.

Wooden beams inside your walls may suffer from slow burning or charring. While a beam may have never caught on fire, it can become weak in areas. Other concerns about charred beams are that some professionals consider soot to be a possible carcinogen. Even if your family is never directly exposed to the charred areas, its presence and its weakened state can cause inspectors to refuse to pass a home's inspection. Blasting these areas to remove the charred portions, so fresh wood is exposed, which we then seal with an approved sealant, helps pass inspection.

If your furnace or HVAC system was running when the fire happened, soot and smoke could end up inside these units. Once your home's mitigation and restoration finishes, an inspector checks these areas closely. SERVPRO makes sure these areas are clean and residue-free.

Removal of the water firefighters used to extinguish the fire can cause related damage, as can the elevated amounts of water vapor in your home. We get this removed from your home, so microbial infestations remain under control, helping your home pass another part of an inspection.

We understand you just want your home back together, “Like it never even happened.” We are here to help you achieve this goal, and restore it back to a condition that can easily pass any inspection.

SERVPRO of Camarillo is always ready to answer your questions and provide guidance so you can more easily handle the restoration of your home. Inspections must occur for your family to legally reoccupy your home, and we know how to help you accomplish this. Call us at (805) 484-5009 at any hour of the day or night, any day of the year.

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Our Water Damage Restoration Services Can Save Your Camarillo Commercial Property

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Water Damage Restoration Services Can Save Your Camarillo Commercial Property Customers don’t want to see water damage in your Camarillo area office building.

Water Damage Restoration Services Designed To Protect Your Camarillo Area Office Building

People looking to do business with your Camarillo office often make that decision relatively early on. If you have an office that doesn’t look like you maintain it well or take pride in its appearance, they often take their business elsewhere. When a person gets a comfortable, confident, professional impression, any reservations they had about doing business with your office can fall away.

Customers don’t want to see water damage in your Camarillo area office building. It makes it easy for them to think that is how you do business and become fearful that you might supply them with the same quality of work.

SERVPRO offers much better ways to manage water damage problems in your building. Whether you have water problems due to flash floods, faulty equipment, broken pipes, or hidden moisture, we can help. We provide you with a thorough inspection of your property, checking drainage, grading, gutters, downspouts, and roofing materials for damages that lead to pooling water. Our technicians also check for leaks in your roof, cracks in your foundation, and structural weaknesses that severely impact your business.

SERVPRO technicians take a look at appliances and fixtures found in your breakroom, bathroom, or utility rooms. We check for wear and tear that causes problems over time and make recommendations that protect your office building from appliance failures. It helps to understand which areas are more susceptible to leaks and other surprises so that you and your employees can call for help before things have an opportunity to get out of hand.

SERVPRO technicians use infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to locate hidden pockets of moisture in your walls. We can also detect problems with plumbing lines and get discoloration, staining, sagging, bulging, or buckling on your walls, floors, and ceiling under control. Our team is also well versed in mold remediation, making the discovery of hidden patches of mold and mildew quick and easy.

Contact SERVPRO of Camarillo to receive answers to any lingering questions or to begin your office's water restoration process, today. We are available 24/7, 365, day or night. Call us at (805) 484-5009.

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For Camarillo Homeowners, Depend on SERVPRO to Cleanup Your Wild-Fire Damaged Home

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO For Camarillo Homeowners, Depend on SERVPRO to Cleanup Your Wild-Fire Damaged Home Camarillo Properties and WildFires--After the Flames Are Out, and the Area Safe, Call SERVPRO's Crack Crew

24-Hour Service for WildFire Damages Affecting Your Camarillo Home

When disaster strikes your Camarillo home, you need fast-acting professionals to arrive after you call and help preserve your home and its contents as effectively as they can. After a wildfire breaks out close to your property, your first look at the damages can feel overwhelming. With highly trained professionals available 24/7, our franchise can help you to overcome all of the damaging effects of the smoke and heat on your home.

Fire damages can vary depending on the severity and source in a Camarillo home, but the need for immediate mitigation and effective restoration to follow does not change under normal conditions. But this is not. Our SERVPRO response team is available 24 hours a day, including holidays, to be there for every customer exactly when they need assistance. With the escalated timelines for water and fire damages, mitigation needs to occur as promptly as possible to avoid irreparable damages that have not already taken hold. Access is crucial as soon as the fire marshalls give the okay to return to your property.

Mitigation work is critical to preserving your home from ongoing effects that weaken and degrade it leading up to restoration work. From improving air quality where potential hazards are present with HEPA filtered air scrubbers to emergency board up services to prevent further elemental damages, our team can help.

Competency and experience are at the forefront of what your home and its current damages require the most. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to obtain IICRC certifications in both Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration as well as Odor Removal. These certifications are just the beginning for our technicians, as each of them gets encouraged to continue expanding their certifications and experience through ongoing training opportunities in-house and online. We strive to provide our customers with technicians that have the expertise and knowledge to face any effect they encounter on a fire restoration project. Large, natural disasters like a wildfire need careful consideration and planning to mitigate the losses.

Whether a fire the size of Rhode Island or just a kitchen flare-up affects your property, you can reach our SERVPRO of Camarillo emergency response team anytime by calling (805) 484-5009.

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The Real Truth About Carpets and Camarillo Water Damage

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Real Truth About Carpets and Camarillo Water Damage Water damage to your carpet or other flooring can be quite extensive. Contact SERVPRO to assess, dry out and remediate any damage.

What Happens to Water-Damaged Carpeting in Camarillo?

One of the most vulnerable materials in the average home in Camarillo to water damage is carpeting. Most types of carpets cannot resist significant volumes of water and may become damaged beyond repair even by relatively mild incidents. Through our fast response times and well-rounded selection of treatments, SERVPRO can restore rather than replace as much carpet as possible, but often still has to replace sections of carpeting, if not the entire floor space. Here are some of the effects of water damage you may see to carpeted floors in your home.

Warping and Bending
One of the most visible signs of water damage to a Camarillo home may be the warping and bending of carpeted floors. After water naturally evaporates from some types of carpet, they can shrink and bend, often pulling away from walls and seams to create ugly gaps on the floor. Depending on the material used, we may be able to stop this from happening, but any section of carpet that has already warped most often has to be replaced.

Discoloration
Water damage can cause carpeting to lose its color, either through a washing away of pigments or color bleed between one material and another. If the carpet has any separate rugs on top of it, be sure to remove them and place them somewhere dry and where you can contain any dyed water that may leak out. Otherwise, you may need to either replace the section of discolored carpet or move on with a visible stain.

Ruined Tack Strips
In some cases, as carpeting warps and shrinks, it may pull hard enough against tack strips to permanently damage them. Also, if the spread of water was extensive enough, it may have soaked into them and altered their shape. Laying down new tack strips is not an expensive process, but it is a complication that can lengthen the restoration process.

SERVPRO of Camarillo prioritizes restoration over replacement and can help to save as much of your carpeting as possible after water damage. Call us at (805) 484-5009.
 
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You Can Count On SERVPRO When Dealing With Flood Damage To Your Camarillo Home

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You Can Count On SERVPRO When Dealing With Flood Damage To Your Camarillo Home High winds and torrential rainfall can be a lethal combination for the construction materials on the outside of your home.

Storms Can Allow Flooding In Your Camarillo Residence

Many Camarillo homeowners are familiar with the severe weather systems that can affect the area with minimal warning. What is more alarming that even this potential problem, is the effects that these severe systems can have on the homes throughout the region. High winds and torrential rainfall can be a lethal combination for the construction materials on the outside of your home, tearing off siding, breaking windows, damaging roofs, and even uprooting trees.

For all of these potential storm effects that could result, many Camarillo homeowners have taken to prepare for the persistent threat of flood damages. Any compromise in the exterior defenses of your home can allow for high volumes of runoff water and the rainfall to enter directly into the residence, spreading quickly throughout adjoined spaces. Fast reaction on your part to contact our SERVPRO emergency response team can help limit the damage that this situation can cause and ultimately help the restoration take less time.

From the moment that our emergency response team arrives at your home, our mission is to determine where the water can enter your home and to seal up this area as best as we can. While these measures are often little more than a bandage for the primary problem, boarding and tarping overexposed areas can prevent more water from entering your home until the damaged area can get rebuilt.

Our SERVPRO team can begin our restoration work following the repairs getting done. In the meantime, we can help in areas like extraction and other mitigation techniques to prevent the issue from getting any worse than it has already become. Once your home is secured again, our restoration can help you to dry out the affected areas completely and to resolve any secondary effects that could have occurred as well.

It is always our intention to minimize our effect on your life, and that comes with offering services 24/7 and working to make our restoration process as efficient as possible. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Camarillo emergency response team to help mitigate your loss when you face a flood, and take all of the necessary steps to return your property to preloss condition. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (805) 484-5009.

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Warning: What Can You Do About Mold Damage in Your Camarillo Coffee Shop Right Now

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Warning: What Can You Do About Mold Damage in Your Camarillo Coffee Shop Right Now Seeing or smelling mold in your coffee shop can inhibit your customers from visiting. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Remediating Mold Damage to Your Camarillo Coffee Shop

Running a coffee shop in the Camarillo area puts you up against some stiff franchise competition. The loyalty of your customers, however, is often exclusively contingent on your ability to provide your service when it is needed. An unforeseen emergency or hazardous condition within your shop can limit your ability to service those customers. Mold and microbial growth can happen without your knowledge, and its presence requires immediate intervention from certified technicians like ours.

Mold damages in Camarillo can spread quickly throughout your coffee shop, spanning far beyond its source and affecting multiple areas simultaneously. Not only does this organism threaten the structure of your building and its construction materials, but it also presents a health code violation for business owners in the food and beverage industry. Combatting this presence in your building requires the right equipment and expertise, and our SERVPRO remediation technicians go through rigorous training regiments to achieve their certification through the IICRC.

One of the primary concerns with mold damages in your shop is the effect that this organism can have on the building itself. As the mold spreads, this colony feeds on organic material that it seats into, eroding and degrading this material. Worse still, as the colony grows, its spores travel away from the active location and seek new places to seat and thrive throughout the area. Our SERVPRO technicians work to limit this spread by isolating the colony during the removal process.

It is important to stress the urgency of mold remediation due to its potential health effects for those exposed to the colony. This exposure could be staff or customers, and that is why the health department takes such a rigid stance on the presence of mold in your shop. Our technicians can work quickly to remove this threat and return your shop to pre-mold conditions.

At the first sign of mold, any business owner should understand the importance of professional remediation. Our SERVPRO of Camarillo applied microbial remediation technicians can respond 24/7 to the problem at hand and help you remove the organism and restore the damages that it has caused. Give our emergency response team a call anytime at (805) 484-5009.

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