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We Are Available To Take Your Call 24/7 In Camarillo After Water Damage Strikes

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

You never know when a filter will cause a 10,000 square foot building to flood. The blue round canister in this picture caused major water damage.

Commercial Water Removal Specialists in Camarillo Protect Businesses and Their Office Equipment

Running a successful, thriving business in Camarillo depends on the functional state of your office equipment. Business owners find that a clean appearance facilitates keeping customers satisfied when conducting business. We can help with both endeavors. Knowing your office's condition gives a great first impression to new clients and that your staff can always provide excellent services to existing customers can help your company remain competitive.

When an upstairs leak happens and drenches things in the lower areas of your office building in Camarillo, SERVPRO's commercial water damage specialists know how to dry everything proficiently for you. Our building services crew can work with you on restoring your electronic office equipment and ensuring that your business is running normally again with no unnecessary delays. We are licensed under the California State License Board with General Contractor License # 892710.

The amount of water vapor inside your building increases as we force increasingly more of the water absorbed by the pores of building materials to exit those same materials and evaporate into the air. Our desiccant machines and dehumidifiers work non-stop to remove the moisture from the air. Because some moisture content is standard, we take readings during the work we do to make sure we do not over-dry more sensitive areas. 

Using equipment in addition to our powerful box fans, we keep water from condensing in colder areas, so it becomes easier to remove the moisture from the building. Heating units help us increase the temperature solely in affected areas. Not heating the entire building with your HVAC system benefits you by keeping utility closer to normal, maintaining comfortable conditions for anyone working elsewhere in the building, and allowing us to work effectively with any drying chambers we have constructed.

When we work on your office building to remove water damage, we also perform the restorative work needed to make your lobby areas, meeting rooms, and common areas beautiful again. Individual offices can also look like new again after we remove damaged materials, replace them with new ones, and repaint walls and ceilings. Carpet cleaning can remove watermarks in many cases, adding to the newness of your surroundings. For those rare situations that we need additional contractors to perform work, we use certified professionals who follow local and state regulations wherever applicable. Our goal is to make everything “Like it never even happened,” so your business resumes normal operations quickly. 

SERVPRO of Camarillo always has qualified staff ready to take your call whenever you need emergency services like water removal. Call us at (805) 484-5009, 24/7, year-round, including holidays. 

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Securing the Home at a Large Loss Recovery Property in Camarillo

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Make sure your property is ready for storm damage if it happens. Call the professional at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

How To Deal With Storm Damage in Camarillo 

Violent weather events are frequently followed by large loss recovery programs to help residents get their homes back to the condition they were in before the event. Our team of local technicians is expertly trained in the restoration of residential properties after storm-related incidents. We are here to both secure the structure, stop immediate losses before then carrying out a procedure to get your home back to its best. Our emergency services incorporate on-call technicians who can arrive quickly to your property and perform vital tasks that reduce immediate losses as well as the expense of your claim. You can contact us twenty-four hours a day to begin the loss recovery procedure.

When we deal with storm damage in Camarillo, there are several stages from assessment through to the restoration of your home. You may need general contractors, remodelers, or architects to perform major surgery on your home to get it back to its pre-storm state. Temporary relocations can be frustrating for homeowners who want a restoration that is delivered on time and on budget. However, none of these vital procedures can be carried out without the first step of securing the property. 

High-winds and rushing floodwaters can break through doors, windows, or harm roof tiles. If you are away over the weekend when a storm strikes, there is a real possibility of waterlogging affecting the structural integrity of your home. SERVPRO technicians can enter your property to perform a scoping task that not only secures the property but also creates the conditions for third-party rebuilding and repair to get underway as quickly as possible, thereby reducing the length of your time away from the property.

Scoping procedure is about creating a safe space for restorers, remodelers, and builders. Security is our first concern, and we can board up broken windows or doors using sturdy barriers to prevent unauthorized access to your home and secure your possessions. We can also restore power to the property and neutralize potential hazards. Inside the property, water can be extracted or pumped out, and any infectious waste removed. An initial cleaning process can also help to slow-down, or stop, further losses. Once we have secured the site, we can arrange for contractors on your behalf to carry out the large remodeling tasks required to return your home to its preloss condition. 

Securing your property is essential to protecting your possessions and reducing your temporary relocation. Contact SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009 for emergency assistance.

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Our Experts Discuss How To Protect Your Camarillo Home From Water Damage

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

With our help, your home will feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Protect Your Basement In Camarillo

Making use of your basement as an additional living space is a great idea. Preparing it for your teenager and his friends to use it as a place to hang out and spend time together, gives you peace of mind. However, what happens when one day you find the basement plumbing has burst and soaked carpeting and furniture, leaving the whole space feeling like a giant puddle and challenging to restore? Reaching out to a professional team makes all the difference in making sure the restoration process is complete, but there are steps you can take while the pros arrive.

If this water damage scenario sounds like your Camarillo home, SERVPRO is here to help. Our crew is ready 24/7 to help you, and all you need to do is place a call. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) are certified to apply the latest industry techniques to extract water from your basement and prevent future consequences. In the meantime, you can protect your home by taking the following action steps:

    •    Make sure that the source of the leak is repaired. Sometimes it is hard to identify where the problem is, but not fixing it is just an invitation for future issues.

    •    Isolate the area affected as much as possible. Plastic sheeting and other waterproof barriers can help prevent the spread of water throughout your basement.

    •    Improve air circulation. Basements can have limited air coming into them, so bring in fans and dehumidifiers to encourage water extraction.

The steps above will help set the stage for our SERVPRO crew. Once we arrive, we can bring in specialized equipment to extract the water and also measure the quality of the air. By using advanced technology, we can monitor humidity levels and identify water accumulations invisible to the naked eye. If the drying process is not thorough, you run the risk of mold invading your space. Our team can apply its experience and training to leave your basement in mint condition.

SERVPRO of Camarillo is here to help. Call us at (805) 484-5009 as soon as your emergency happens and count on our team to help you give your teenager his space back. With our help, your home will feel, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Camarillo After A Fire Disaster

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

This home was set ablaze by a utility pole that was knocked down during a lighting storm. We responded quickly and begin the restoration right away.

Trust Us to Pack-Out Possessions for More Efficient Camarillo Fire Damage Restoration

After a fire in your Camarillo home, it is reasonable to feel out of control. A suggestion to move your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions out of your house might make you even more anxious. Following our recommendation is likely to speed mitigation and remediation efforts in your residence, and also give the packed-out articles the specialized attention they need. Rely on our full spectrum of services for fire recovery, from assessment to rebuilding.

Fire damage in Camarillo does not affect just structural components. Everything in your home at the time of the fire is fair game for significant harm from the corrosive and toxic residues deposited by the smoke. Items require professional evaluation and restoration by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians at our production facility before returning them to your cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized home.

SERVPRO uses the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) create a detailed and secure compilation of the articles we move out. Items are listed or barcoded, and many are photographed before wrapping and transport. CCIS provides documentation for you and your insurance company as we assess, plan, and implement cleaning, drying, disinfecting, deodorization, and other restoration strategies.

Restoration of your items saves you time and money, but, most importantly, preserves your memories. Enduring a fire in your home is traumatic for you and your loved ones. SERVPRO is proud of our ability to restore not only your clothing, books, pictures, furnishings, household goods, window coverings, and personal belongings, but also your peace of mind. Our advanced cleaning and drying systems and talented employees strip grime and soot from a myriad of materials, returning everything from heirloom crystal to well-loved stuffed animals to their full function and appearance.

The SERVPRO IICRC-certified Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) at your home unimpeded by its contents can complete more rapidly the water removal, deep cleaning of soot and other residues, and other tasks including repair and reconstruction needed to meet the highest restoration industry standards. When we reinstall the packed-out items, it truly is “Like it never even happened.”

Rely on SERVPRO of Camarillo when fire damage leaves you confused and stressed. One call, day or night, to (805) 484-5009 starts the process of reclaiming your safety, security, and comfort.

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California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710

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After A Water Damage Incident In Your Camarillo Home, You Need To Call SERVPRO!

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009 to help restore your home to its preloss state.

Steps That Are Crucial After Water Damage In Your Camarillo Home

Waking up, to find inches of standing water in any section of your Camarillo home is not just inconvenient, but can lead to confusion. You might not know whether to start by tracing the source of the water, move contents, or start extracting the standing water immediately. The incident might also ruin your day's schedule because you can't just leave for work as usual or attend to other plans. Calling a professional water restorer can help create a proper response plan.

Among the first steps to take after water damage in your Camarillo home is to limit the effects on the structure. Some steps you can perform on your own as you wait for professional help to arrive. For example, you can move any items likely to be affected if left submerged for long. Moving any items on the floor, including area rugs, clothing, and electronics, among others, helps. You can also use towels, rugs, or any other items with a high absorbent capacity to block opening such as doorways limiting the spread of water from the initial loss area.

Removing water from the affected areas and cleaning any form of soiling caused by the spill plays a significant role in restoring the property to its preloss state. Fast and thorough what extraction requires the right equipment and expertise. We have IICRC certified water restoration technicians at SERVPRO who apply their advanced skills to manage the process. We also have various advanced extraction equipment including wet vacs and other portable water extractors that help manage the loss “Like it never even happened.”

Many simple issues can make a water-damaged house lose it usually sheen. Part of the job professional WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, do is to restore every aspect of the home to its preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians find stains, water patches, and any other issues that may ruin the visual appeal of a home and take steps like spot cleaning or polishing to eliminate them.

A water spill can cause losses and inconveniences, but it should never take over your life. Call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009 to help restore your home to its preloss state.

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We Are The Best At Restoring Your Fire Damaged Home In Camarillo

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

For a better restoration of your property after a fire incident, call SERVPRO of Camarillo to help.

Why Highly Trained SERVPRO Technicians Fix Fire Damage In Camarillo Better

A fire can be confined to a small area close to the source or spread throughout your home. However, all the incidents leave a wide range of damages that require different approaches to clear. Damages occur through residue deposit, heat searing, and the actual burning by flames. Each of these aspects varies, which can complicate the restoration process. We help restore affected homes faster because our crew members are highly trained, and IICRC certified.

Scoping the scene of fire damage in Camarillo helps establish what type of damage is most prevalent, which helps create a proper response plan. Small incidents such as those involving stove or grease fires in the kitchen mostly leave residues as the dominant type of damage. Such residues spread through smoke movements so they might not be confined in one location only. Our SERVPRO technicians do simple tests such as wiping with a sponge starting close to the fire source to establish how far the deposits spread determining the level of cleaning necessary.

The different aspects of fire like heat, moisture, oxygen, and gases interact, creating a variety of challenges for the cleaning effort. Heat can open up pores on surfaces allowing residues to penetrate deeper. Presence of moisture during the fire creates wet smoke, which stains materials deeply. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their training in Fire and Smoke Restoration techniques to tackle these challenges. We use different approaches like mechanical agitation, chemical action through the application of professional cleaning agents, and temperature control to ease cleaning. We also capitalize because cleaning agents work better when allowed enough dwell time.

Apart from leaving visible residues, fires also leave invisible materials. For example, there is a tendency for a bad odor to develop after a fire. Such odor may persist even after cleaning all visible residues from the affected areas. Deodorization can help remove odor particles embedded deep into different materials. Our SERVPRO crews use various deodorization techniques, including fogging to deliver sanitizers, digesters, or neutralizers to the affected area. We also use specialized equipment such as hydroxyl generators to deal with the odor.

For a better restoration of your property after a fire incident, call SERVPRO of Camarillo to help. You can reach us at (805) 484-5009 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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When Your Documents Become Waterlogged After Flooding in Camarillo

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help dry your flood damaged documents.

When Hit by a Flood Contact Local Camarillo Flood Water Extraction Services  

Living close to the coast has many benefits, but it can also put your home in need of flood water extraction services. Ocean-based storms can hit hard and cause flooding inside of your home. Whenever it comes to a storm from the ocean, always remember that you and your family's safety is paramount. 

In the case of your home, an intense storm brought intense winds and rains, which left it in critical need of Camarillo flood water extraction services. The longer excess water sits in your home, the worse it is for the structure of your house and all of your belongings inside. Fortunately for you, the flood waters got inside of your home through the window of your study and mostly stayed in one room. 

When you reach out to SERVPRO, we try our hardest to get to your home as swiftly as we are able. Additionally, our Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration-certified technicians always bring advanced technology, designed to combat flood damage, with them. 

Our technicians can focus on getting the standing water out from your study first. We can use wet/dry vacuums and rover-mounted extractors to remove the water from the carpeted floor. After determining that the flood water that came into your home was not black water, SERVPRO knew that it was safe to keep the carpeted floor.  

After removing the water, we can focus on removing any documents, books, or other paper-based materials that might have been ruined by the flood waters. We can pack up everything else and send it to our facility to be dried. After removing the furniture from the room, SERVPRO can focus on making flood cuts on the walls to remove any damaged material. Furthermore, SERVPRO can use dehumidifiers and heaters to draw any excess moisture out of your study. Upon completion, SERVPRO can recommend a contractor to you who can rebuild the sections of the wall we removed. 

When a flood impacts your home, always get help right away. Speak with SERVPRO of Camarillo by phoning (805) 484-5009. Day or night, we can keep the damage away.

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Camarillo Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Air Duct Cleaning

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Premier Duct Cleaning for Camarillo Fire Damaged Properties

Cleaning Ducts After All Fire Types in Camarillo Homes and Businesses  

Disasters can strike at any time, and even as recent as last year, widespread fires affected hundreds of Camarillo area homes. Many chose to rely on the experience and the fast response of our professionals, who could respond as promptly as we were allowed in evacuated areas throughout Ventura County. In many of these situations, entire properties can suffer smoke residue and soot damage, and it requires expertise, advanced equipment, and professional-grade cleaning agents to restore your HVAC system to optimal performance.

Even apart from the wildfires that remain a steady threat to Camarillo home and business owners, multiple other paths can also lead to a need for mitigation, restoration, and clean ducts after fire damages. Even furnace puffbacks can allow for the buildup of ionized soot and smoke throughout the ductile network and in the corners of rooms connected to this system. These effects can often get mistaken as spider webs, as they frequently collect in the cooler corners of rooms or closets. Our SERVPRO professionals have the right products and equipment to address these concerns, as they require careful cleanup to prevent smearing and staining.  

Our SERVPRO team has a division of qualified air duct specialists who can not only address the common throttling of air flow from the buildup of debris and dust within the system, but can also sufficiently overcome the added threats of fire damage to these ducts and HVAC unit as well. We have advanced tools beginning with our whisks and brushes that can help to clean these air pathways in your home or business thoroughly. These tools can break free sediment and buildup, even fire related, caked on residues, from the interior surfaces of air ducts. Whether the ductwork is galvanized steel, flex tubing, or fiberboard, we can clean them of fire residue along with pollen, dust, debris, pet danger, and other trapped particulates.

Negative air pressure vacuums that seat over ventilation openings and multiple solutions for deodorization can help to address the final symptoms common with a fire loss in your air ducts. This ventilation system can continue to spread smoke and soot debris, as well as harsh odors without the sophisticated equipment and practices of our experienced cleaning technicians. We can substantially improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your living space.

Whether overcoming a wildfire effect that can spread through multiple homes and businesses throughout Ventura County or overcoming isolated incidents like furnace puffbacks, our SERVPRO of Camarillo team can take care of your home and your HVAC system after a fire. Give us a call for a free inspection and evaluation anytime at (805) 484-5009.

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For Camarillo Property Owners, Why SERVPRO Can Safely Provide Asbestos Abatement

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO Safely Remove Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) from Your Camarillo Home

Stay Between the Regulatory Lines with Asbestos Abatement and Fire Damage Cleanup in Camarillo

One issue that we commonly must deal with when restoring older damaged buildings or assisting with a demolition project is asbestos abatement. Asbestos was used for decades as a fire-resistant building material before studies showed that it could cause severe health effects to those who inhabit buildings containing it. Removing asbestos-containing material (ACM) from a building can be a complicated task, as many different regulations apply to the use and appropriate disposal of asbestos materials. The State of California has very rigid laws and regulations concerning the demolition and removal of asbestos based materials.
 
One of the most important reasons to hire a specialist company like SERVPRO to handle asbestos abatement in Camarillo and other local communities is due to the many different local and national regulations regarding the removal and handling of asbestos. The removal of this carcinogenic material is compounded by the cleanup and restoration already required after the house fire. Demolition must be carried out while donning personal protective equipment (PPE), and the best practices of encapsulation and removal always adhered to during the cleanup. For any abatement project we handle, we must pay close attention to multiple metrics of employee safety, air quality, disposal techniques, and consistent removal patterns. Violations in any of these disciplines can lead to steep fines and penalties from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and local regulatory bodies. Some SERVPRO technicians receive certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification in the proper methods to remove asbestos while following all applicable government policies.

Without professional assistance in removing asbestos from your property, you may run several financial risks. Work done by uncertified or under-certified individuals may immediately alert inspection agents to an improperly run abatement project, potentially leading to thousands of dollars in fines. Furthermore, the health risks associated with asbestos exposure mean that anyone in and around the property after the completion of an improper abatement job could sue for damages. Hiring SERVPRO helps to ensure that all safety and legal concerns are addressed and all documentation is done professionally. Typically, upon completion of a fire-damaging event where asbestos was a factor, means the calling in of a Certified Industrial Hygienist for final verification of a safe and clean environment.

You can rely on the training and advanced equipment offered by our franchise to restore your property to a safe status, ridding the asbestos, fire-damaged materials, odor control, and even spraying an antimicrobial to thwart the developement of mold.

SERVPRO of Camarillo is fully certified to help you remove and dispose of asbestos products on an old property. For help in understanding if and why you might need an abatement project, or to request our services, call us at (805) 484-5009.

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We Can Restore And Cleanup Your Camarillo Business After A Fire

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Once the flames are extinguished, give us a call at (805) 484-5009 so we can help get your business running again.

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup For Your Camarillo Business

The best way to protect your Camarillo deli from a potential fire is to make sure you know of any potential fire hazards and take the needed precautions to ensure a preventable fire doesn’t destroy your property. Local authorities on fire safety can give you recommendations which are specific to your company. You should also know whom to call for help restoring your building should a fire occur.

If you’ve already experienced a fire and fire damage in your Camarillo business, you want to handle the cleanup and damage as soon as possible. Hiring a professional company to help is essential to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner. SERVPRO understands that when you’re running a business, any interruption in your daily operations can be detrimental. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Therefore, you can trust that we get the job done for you with your business in mind.

Often underestimated, fires can start small, but they have the potential for growth which is enormous in a short time. Flames from the fire consume all that they touch, but few people think about how much damage that the smoke can cause as well. Smoke goes to cool areas and rises, traveling through plumbing, vents, or any other openings so it can ascend to higher areas and do damage there.

The smoke may also go towards any windows and outside walls, closed closets and drawers, and unheated rooms. As the hot smoke migrates, it deposits residues around the colder surfaces more heavily. If your walls are well insulated, windows give substantial temperature differences, and air currents could concentrate in that area. SERVPRO techs know to look for smoke and soot residues throughout your building and away from where the fire burned so we can ensure that everything left behind from the fire is cleaned.

Therefore, if the fire started back in the kitchen, you could have smoke damage throughout your building, creating the need for shutting your doors temporarily so we can properly clean all the fire, smoke and soot damage.

Since closing your doors even for a short time is not ideal, SERVPRO of Camarillo strives to finish the job promptly after fire damage in your business in Camarillo or the surrounding areas. Once the flames are extinguished, give us a call at (805) 484-5009 so we can help get your business running again.

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