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Airborne Contaminants that Threaten Camarillo Homes After a Fire

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

Blazing fire out a window of a home. SERVPRO will make sure that your Camarillo home is in perfect condition after your fire damage.

Don’t let contaminants take over your Camarillo home from fire damage.

Many Camarillo homeowners mistakenly believe that the worst of fire loss effects occur during the actual blaze, and this is not always the truth. The damage does not stop because the fire has been extinguished, and many of the lingering effects can be as detrimental to the health and wellbeing of your family as the actual fire. Airborne contaminants are an underappreciated presence and one that can be harmful to those without the appropriate protective equipment and expertise.

Effects of fire damage in Camarillo homes can spread quickly throughout the property, even if the fire itself did not reach these areas. Addressing each of these potential contaminants and symptoms is a priority of our SERVPRO fire recovery team. Because of our knowledge as certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and our years of experience in this niche, we have an efficient and safe strategies to overcome hazardous environments.


Among the chief concerns for both our SERVPRO technicians and homeowners should be the presence of soot. It gets created by the incomplete combustion of specific types of fuels and materials, which ultimately produces very fine, microscopic particles that can be hazardous to inhale or ingest. While it can also appear as it settles on surfaces, airborne soot must get removed with HEPA filters and exhausting concentrated air outside of the house.


Smoke is another concern that both our technicians and the property owner should have, as airborne particulates can irritate those exposed. Our professionals can remove these remnants in the same way, through the filtering of one of our machines fitted with an onboard HEPA filter.


Debris is a wildcard in your home and can present anything from a mild agitation of a respiratory system to a full-scale health hazard. Debris can get created from any combustion or charring that took place, so remnants of chemicals and plastics can produce unsafe conditions without the appropriate protective gear.

Protecting your home and family is a priority of our SERVPRO of Camarillo fire recovery team, and that begins with making the home safe even after a fire has gotten extinguished. We can mobilize quickly to help reduce the concentration of airborne threats and begin vital mitigation work. Give us a call at (805) 484-5009.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Camarillo After A Fire

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

a fire in a building caused soot and smoke damage The devastation from wildfires in the Camarillo area and beyond in California are epic and we can help by removing the charred items right away.

Commercial Fire Damage Specialists In Camarillo Describe How A Project Is Supervised

If something ever burns inside your production facility in Camarillo, the heat and smoke coming from the fire can cause you, your company, and your insurer several costly problems. Our SERVPRO technicians know that every commercial fire damage restoration project has many "moving parts." During the mitigation and restoration process, a team of several individuals who are knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of areas is required.

Luckily, our SERVPRO team has all of the training and knowledge necessary to properly supervise your commercial fire damage project in Camarillo. Every restoration project takes a diverse crew of production technicians to complete the project from start to finish. These technicians should be able to perform a variety of production processes, including cleaning ceilings, walls, floors, and fixtures.

The crew chief we assign to your production facility's project can coordinate and supervise these production processes. Our crew chiefs understand how and in what order these processes should be performed — knowing how to properly manage all of the processes involved in mitigation and restoration is called jobsite management. Jobsite management is a skill that takes a vast amount of experience to master. All of our crew chiefs at SERVPRO receive training and guidance that includes how to successfully coordinate and supervise a restoration crew.

We define a successful outcome to a project when quality work gets performed safely and efficiently. Completing a project successfully requires proper planning, preparation, and control. But when we complete your project and return your place of business to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened," we can take pride in completing a job well done.

A major deciding factor on whether the project gets completed successfully is the planning stage. In most cases, we assign a production manager to your project who is in responsible for scoping the loss and devising the plan of action after fire damage. Since the crew chief is in charge of the execution of that plan, they need to understand how that plan was formulated. Knowing how the production manager came up with the plan of attack will help the crew chief grasp the concept of how and why certain procedures get performed.

Structural burns in your production facility can be detrimental to your business' bottom line. To let us help you reduce any possible loss of revenue, call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Attention Camarillo Property Owners! Contact SERVPRO for Safe Asbestos Removal and Abatement

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Sign in Spanish and English warning of asbestos danger on a window Camarillo Property Have Asbestos in the Building Materials? Contact SERVPRO for a Safe and Secure Abatement Service

SERVPRO Can Help in Hazardous Asbestos Abatement in Camarillo

It can be a challenge to trust professional restorers and construction contractors to meet the high expectations that you have for your Camarillo apartment. California regulations, however, dictate that uncertified and licensed property owners can only legally remove asbestos from their home if it is under 100 square feet. Even with this being the case, this small area can still pose substantial risks to those unprepared for the hazard asbestos can be.

Asbestos abatement in Camarillo homes can be a damaging situation for those that approach it without the appropriate protective equipment and understand its effect on their health. Residents directly exposed can experience debilitating conditions such as asbestosis or even mesothelioma.
When homeowners encounter asbestos-laden materials, it often occurs during demolition and remodeling efforts for a house. During this removal process, these materials in question can become disturbed and moved, releasing thousands of fibers into the environment that can remain circulating in a home for years. Our professionals have practices that dampen these materials when they must get removed from the home that reduces the air circulation and make the fibers easier to clean.

Choosing professional assistance for the abatement is a sound strategy to approach this threat with the right tools, products, and trained personnel. Our SERVPRO team has been tested and endorsed by the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/ OSHA) and the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB.) This licensing through the state allows us to address even substantial abatement projects, including giant commercial structures.

While the presence of asbestos might get underappreciated by property owners, California still mandates strict rules and regulations on the collection, transportation, and proper disposal of this threat. Our SERVPRO team adheres to these strict regulations to ensure that every project we complete falls within these designated parameters. It can be difficult for many homeowners to remove asbestos on their own without inadvertently circulating dangerous fibers throughout the property, which require industrial-grade machines to filter out.
The advanced equipment utilized by our SERVPRO asbestos abatement team can safely get the job done. Since 1989, homes built are asbestos-free in the construction materials. If you home was constructed prior to this date and you desire a remodel or major renovation, contact us for removal and protecting your family.

Our licensed SERVPRO of Camarillo abatement specialists are standing by at (805) 484-5009, to protect your property and its occupants.

We Can Restore Your Water Damaged Floors In Camarillo

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor In The Living Room From Water Leak We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Protecting Your Floors During The Water Damage Restoration Process In Camarillo

Homeowners are often stressed out when there is a leak of some kind in their home. The owner is worried that he or she may spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars replacing flooring and various items resting on the floor because of the wet conditions. It is our job to control the water damage and mitigate the total cost by taking precautions as we clean your home.

SERVPRO of Camarillo has been dealing with water damage events across Camarillo and can draw on national franchise partners for major events if needed. Even small leaks can potentially cause a great deal of damage. For example, water overflowing in the bathroom onto the floor can quickly spread to adjacent rooms or even to the floor below.

Immediate Action
Always stop the leak by turning the tap off or even the main water intake valve. This action alone can significantly limit the total amount of water in your home. Call SERVPRO for help. We can provide suggestions for mitigating the damage over the phone while we mobilize our team to respond to your emergency.

Next, begin mopping up as much water as possible with towels and mops or whatever you have available. Remove any items of furniture or decorative pieces that could be in the path of the water.

Protecting Your Home
SERVPRO crew chiefs are trained first to assess the situation and then deploy the technicians and equipment needed to manage the water event. This action often includes vacuums to remove the surface water, dehumidifiers, and air movers to assist with removing moist air and drawing in dry air to the room.

Many homeowners are focused on the room or rooms where the water is. SERVPRO understands that all of the traffic in and out of the house can distribute moisture and soil on non-soiled floor areas. We place high-quality walk-off mats in these traffic areas to protect your floors. The mats are changed as needed.

Call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009 for 24/7 serve. We serve the town of Camarillo and surrounding areas. We protect your home from secondary damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Camarillo Home

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Ceiling that has been damaged by a storm near the ceiling fan Our state-of-the-art equipment can restore your home to pre-damage condition. SERVPRO of Camarillo will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flooding in Your Camarillo Home can Lead to Problems Throughout Your Property

A significant increase in moisture often happens in a Camarillo residence after an emergency involving the property. Alarmingly higher humidity needs no scientific instrument to tell homeowners what their skin is already telling them about their home. 

One type of disaster that can cause this inside a Camarillo house is flooding of any part of the property. As soon as water invades the materials of your home, it also begins to evaporate into the air. Because of already existing air currents inside your home, water vapor migrates into every area of your home as it attempts to reach equilibrium. 

As this water vapor condenses on the objects around your home, it can cause problems. Even while we work on mitigating the deluge of microbial matter through the application of disinfectants, clearing out larger pieces of debris, shoveling out mixtures of deposited soils and smaller pieces of debris, and removing damaged parts of your house, evaporation steadily continues to take place. SERVPRO understands how water moves around inside a home and the secondary damage that its presence can bring.

Dampness tends to show up on metal pieces, and the presence of moisture causes corrosion to damage such items quickly. Many of the items making up your house's electrical, HVAC, and telecommunications systems are made out of metal. Rusted parts can cause system malfunctions or even complete failure. 

While your telecommunications providers are responsible for the maintenance of their equipment, SERVPRO also has a building services team who can help with the repairs needed for electrical and HVAC systems. Our information regarding that service falls under California State License Board (CSLB) # 892710, and we can also assist with boarding up your property and enclosing it inside a temporary fence. 

Because dampened environments can cause electrical shorts so quickly after flood damage, we also arrive with portable power sources so our mitigation crews can set up and run air movers and desiccant machines. Some of our odor control methods do not require any electricity, but we often run at least one hydroxyl generator during the mitigation and restoration stages. Hydroxyl does not kill surface mold, but it can destroy spores floating in the air as it also destroys odors. 

Flooding can cause long-term problems with utilities, odors, and microbial infestations. However, SERVPRO of Camarillo has the team players who can make your home “Like it never even happened” fast. We do more than make you house look nice again – we make it safe and functional, too. Call us at (805) 484-5009 to get things started as soon as possible.

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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.

General Contractor License #: 892710
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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