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

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Commercial We Can Restore And Cleanup Your Camarillo Business After A Fire 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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Dreaming Of An Efficient and Easy Fire Damage Remediation in Your Camarillo Home?

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dreaming Of An Efficient and Easy Fire Damage Remediation in Your Camarillo Home? Cooking accidents can lead to serious fire damage in your Camarillo home. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Has Specific Methods for Fighting Damage from Fire, Smoke in Camarillo Properties

Fire damage can occur in many ways in a residential home. Cooking accidents, overloaded electrical panels, and plain old human error. When a fire occurs, there are often other issues to deal with such as odor, residues, water, the possibility of mold if not dried properly, not to mention replacement of fire loss contents.

When SERVPRO is called to mitigate damage from a Camarillo home fire, smoke is one of the things they address first. Depending on how hot the fire burned and the types of items that were consumed by the fire depends on the cleaning methods our technicians choose.

Plastics and synthetic materials tend to leave wet, grease-like films on surfaces that smears easily and can be challenging to clean. Organic materials such as hardwood beams tend to leave lighter, easier to clean residue. However, this is not positive because generally, these types of fires cause more significant structural damage. Our technicians are certified in the science of restoration and know that specific types of smoke residue requires specialized cleaning methods to remove the film and accompanying odors thoroughly. A single room can have different kinds of residues for our technicians to address depending on the types of items burned.

Mitigation for damage begins during the initial phone call with the homeowner, the SERVPRO technician takes the information and usually advises the homeowner actions they can take or should not take before our technicians arrive on site. The goal is to keep the homeowner safe, traffic in the area to a bare minimum and avoid spreading smoke and soot odors to unaffected areas.

The odor left behind by a fire can penetrate anywhere the smoke went. Our professional cleaning formulas are often enough to remove stubborn odors. In the cases where it is not, we have odor-neutralization methods such as thermal fogging which penetrates porous objects just as smoke does, except it is done with a heated solvent that eliminates odors. Machines such as Hydroxyl generators that work on the same principle as using UV rays from the Sun to power out odors using naturally occurring molecules called Hydroxyls that bond with and neutralize odor-causing molecules.

The key to saving as much as possible when damage from a fire happens in your home is to bring in professional help as quickly as possible. The faster the remediation begins, the more that can often be restored through cleaning.

SERVPRO of Camarillo stands ready to help homeowners mitigate fire, smoke and other home damage at (805) 484-5009. We are available 24/7 and arrive quickly because "We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster."

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Your Camarillo Retail Store Can Be Restored After A Fire

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Camarillo Retail Store Can Be Restored After A Fire Call us at (805) 484-5009 immediately after the fire is out so we can help your business look “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Restoration In Your Camarillo Retail Store

One of the most devastating things to happen to your retail store in Camarillo is a fire. Without the proper fire protection systems in place, your business can suffer downtime and a significant loss. There are also several hazards and risks that are present in your retail store. Being aware of them can help you to prevent a fire.

When a fire has already occurred in your building, you need the help of professional fire damage remediation specialists in Camarillo. SERVPRO staff is trained to handle all fire damage situations, and we also understand that as a business, you can’t afford to lose much business. If the fire requires you to shut your doors for a time, we make sure to work quickly but efficiently so you can reopen as fast as possible.

Electrical equipment can pose some of the most significant hazards for your store. These include sound systems, lighting, refrigeration, cash registers, and other aspects of your business which require electrical wiring. Any malfunctions with these areas can spark a fire if not properly maintained.

Once SERVPRO techs have restored the fire damage in your building, we need to clean surfaces which were affected. Different surface techniques stop the material we are cleaning from being saturated with a cleaning product. Surface techniques avoid over wetting materials and letting the surface dry fast by limiting how much cleaning product we use.

Using the spray and wipe technique, we lightly spray or mist the cleaning product onto the surface being cleaned, then wipe it with a dry cleaning towel. The technique can be used on hard-surface furniture and contents. Foam cleaning is used for cleaning materials which might be damaged by excessive moisture from cleaning products. By using foam, we can use less moisture on the surface than with cleaning with a liquid cleaning product.

It is essential that you take some precautions and have some defense against fires in your structure. Fire sprinklers are your first good defense from fires. The heads of the sprinklers disperse water over the flames and keep them from spreading until your local fire department can get there. Fire alarms are essential for alerting your customers; there is an emergency. Keep your system maintained so you can count on being able to get customers and staff to safety if a fire begins.

You should also have several fire extinguishers around your store, making sure to place one or two near any flammable products or displays of lit candles. ABC extinguishers are the most versatile ones since they can put fires out from electrical equipment, flammable liquids, and burning plastic or paper.

SERVPRO of Camarillo can restore your business building in Camarillo or the surrounding areas after a fire of any size. Call us at (805) 484-5009 immediately after the fire is out so we can help your business look “Like it never even happened.”

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Camarillo Flooding, SERVPRO to the Rescue

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Camarillo Flooding, SERVPRO to the Rescue Flooded in Camarillo? Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Cleanup; We Are Real Fast.

Do You Know Enough to Handle Flood Damage to Your Home in Camarillo?

Many of us who live in California consider it to be the most beautiful state in the nation. Within just a few hours we can move from the beach to the mountains, enjoying the changing landscape. Camarillo homeowners benefit from its location and proximity to cities like Los Angeles and Santa Barbara while at a slightly slower pace. However, just like its neighboring metropolis, this area is subject to damage caused by heavy rains and the rise of water levels. Preparing for the possibility of a flood is part of being a homeowner in California.
 
As you lay down your plans for any potential flood damage to your home in Camarillo, include SERVPRO as a resource for restoring your home. Our crew of experts is prepared to handle the toughest of emergencies, both by learning about the latest trends in the industry and by the field experience we have acquired through the years. Most importantly, we respond to your call 24/7 which is crucial in this type of emergency.  We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
After a flood, our SERVPRO team looks at what happens to your home but also considers what is happening in your area as a whole. Working within the guidelines and regulations of your municipality is essential when we extract flood waters from your home. Whether we are using our powerful truck-mounted pumps, our submersible pumps or handheld extractors, we dispose of the residue per environmental best practices. Our Green Fleet is well aware of the bacteria, and debris flood waters bring into your home, and we react quickly to remove them and prevent further damage.
 
We work diligently to dry, clean and disinfect every surface of your home. Our SERVPRO staff removes belongings that cannot be salvaged. As we near the end of the process, we focus on removing any lingering odors through different techniques, including thermal fogging, which penetrates all surfaces of your home to deodorize and neutralize smells and bacteria.
 
Do not face flood damage alone. Call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Your Camarillo Home Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire Damage Disaster

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Camarillo Home Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire Damage Disaster After a fire, call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009, so we can help with smoke and fire cleanup services.

Our Professional Fire Cleanup Services Makes Your Camarillo Home Beautiful Again

Small fires in Camarillo can make tremendous amounts of smoke that cover the walls and leaves a sticky residue. Leaving this on the surfaces can stain paint and require new paint to make things beautiful again. Our specialists can help you reduce aggravation and save money by removing the soot before those stains happen.

After any size fire in Camarillo, we encourage residents to call us for help with fire cleanup that removes soot and sticky residues. These deposits might seem minor at first, but it can surprise you how widespread soot and related soiling becomes. Our techniques and the tools we use make it easy for us to remove these layers of soot from walls and other places.

We can also clean items that may have become covered in grime. Items that you keep near windows or doorways can sustain more copious amounts of soiling because of air traveling through that leaves soot on those same objects. We use ultrasonic technology to remove foreign particles from personal belongings, leaving them free of dirt, stains, and odors.

SERVPRO's technicians arrive ready to start working, meaning we finish more quickly. We always keep our Green Fleet stocked with the tools needed to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” We do this because we know your family wants to move forward and forget the incident. Because of this, we are also prepared to remove any damaged items. Removing materials and belongings that burned or charred during a fire eliminates any possible health risks that these items might contain. We want to give your family a fresh start after such a disaster.

Restoration efforts flow more smoothly, when needed, after thorough fire cleanup services. During cleanup, we remove any hazards from the interior. We also use additional measures that clean the air and reduce odors. As soot disintegrates, it continually produces odors. We prevent both from happening, making your home much safer for occupants.

After a fire, call SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009, so we can help with smoke and fire cleanup services. We have IICRC certificates in this and related areas, in addition to extensive experience in mitigation and restoration of homes and businesses.

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Water Damage in Your Camarillo Property? Fast, Call SERVPRO!

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Your Camarillo Property? Fast, Call SERVPRO! SERVPRO Leaves No Door Unopened in Its Quest for Water Damage Mitigation in Commercial and Residential Camarillo Properties

How SERVPRO Dries Structures and Mitigates a Water Loss in Camarillo

Many water damage emergencies in Camarillo do not affect the whole home or business, but even a little water can be devastating to a structure if it is not handled correctly. A second-floor plumbing leak can result in sagging ceilings on the first floor. Appliances can fail and dump gallons of water in a short period. The longer the water stands, the more damage it does.

SERVPRO of Camarillo gives special attention to the structure of any emergency clean up we do. We know the faster water is cleaned up and the property dried, the higher the potential to minimize loss. When you contact our emergency response team, we ask questions pertinent to the situation to ensure our technicians have the right equipment for your situation.

How Does Water Damage Affect Structures?

No matter where a structure is affected by a water loss, our SERVPRO of Camarillo technicians have the specialized training and equipment to handle it. Depending on the area of the property affected, different techniques are used to mitigate damage.

In attics, water spills require fast action. Especially if ventilation is blocked or deficient, moisture can build up quickly, and mold growth is a concern. Insulation made from cellulose tends to flatten and mat when wet and Rockwool insulation has metal content that may rust when exposed to water and is often unrecoverable. Fiberglass is nonporous insulation and can be dried and reinstalled on a case by case basis. Our SERVPRO of Camarillo team has the training to identify airflow problems and suggest solutions to the property owner after drying and remediating the space.

Not every water loss in a home or business results in moisture behind the walls. Our technicians check on every emergency call to determine if there are any vapor barriers behind walls using moisture meters and thermal imaging to ensure nothing is missed. If walls are wet due to a plumbing leak or other reason, SERVPRO technicians drill weep holes and remove baseboards when needed to allow for adequate airflow during the drying phase of remediation.

Flooring Needs Fast Attention

SERVPRO of Camarillo technicians know that all types of flooring require quick water cleanup and remediation. The adhesive on tiles maybe loosens and be a loss if exposed to high moisture conditions for too long. Composite and engineered boards for wood flooring may not be recoverable from a water loss.

Hardwood flooring, although it may cup and buckle as the wood absorbs water, can sometimes be recovered if it is caught early enough, using the specialized drying equipment such as drying mats. SERVPRO technicians use mats with holes in them to attach numerous hoses that force air into the wet floorboards.

SERVPRO Has Specialized Equipment for Drying

When the inner areas behind walls and baseboards, attics or other areas of a structure are affected by water damage, our technicians set up dehumidifiers and air movers with hoses directing air into the wall cavities to ensure moisture levels are reduced quickly for faster drying. This injecti-dry system pulls the water vapor out so it can dry faster.

The setting up of the drying equipment is unique to each emergency call SERVPRO of Camarillo works on. The air movers are positioned at angles to force water vapor off the surfaces. As the water vapor rises, it is captured and eliminated by dehumidifying equipment.

Dehumidifiers are used when running the air movers for efficient drying of the structure. Drywall that is too saturated to save through restoration efforts is measured with our detection equipment and removed above where the moisture ends to be sure no residual wetness remains.

Thorough Cleaning and Deodorizing After Drying

Once the surfaces are dry, water and mold damage technicians use our antifungal and antibacterial solutions to wipe down and clean anywhere that was affected by water. This action not only cleans and leaves a fresh scent, but it also inhibits the growth of mold and mildew.

Drying the structure eliminates most odors that were present when the structure was wet. If a strong smell remains and the possibility of mold has been reduced, robust odor control methods can be used by our technicians as needed to neutralize odors. We have methods ranging from time release gel pellets for mild odors to fogging solutions delivered by technicians to eliminate odors at the molecular level.

Avoiding Mold After Water Damage

When SERVPRO technicians work on a water removal or cleanup job, mold growth is always a concern as a secondary effect of a wet structure. Slow leaks, poor venting and vapor barriers that have been unseen in attics, behind walls, or areas of the property that are not checked often can harbor mold colonies. We have specialized methods for mold abatement that limits the spread of spores during remediation if mold is found to be already resident.

Because mold is a problem of an overly moist environment, rewetting the environment to clean it can seem counterproductive. One effective way to remove mold colonies from wood or organic structures that is a dry method is soda blasting. After containing the area to prevent the spread of spores, an abrasive mixture of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is delivered at a high rate of speed directed at mold colonies. This light abrasion loosens the mold and allows for easy cleanup. Our technicians can diagnose why the mold is an issue for the property owner and suggest steps that can be taken to avoid the return of mold in the future.

Once our technicians have completed work on the property, we do a walk-through with the owner and adjuster if necessary to ensure all water damage issues in the home or business have been addressed. We know a water loss event is stressful, and fast remediation and satisfaction with the result is our goal on every cleanup.

SERVPRO of Camarillo has the expertise and resources to turn back the clock on water damage in your home or commercial property. We are proud to serve our local community in Camarillo and the areas of 93010, and 93012. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 and arrive within hours after your initial call.

If Your Carpet In Your Camarillo Home Has Been Damaged By Water, Our Experts Can Help!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO If Your Carpet In Your Camarillo Home Has Been Damaged By Water, Our Experts Can Help! Give our experienced SERVPRO of Camarillo response team a call anytime at (805) 484-5009.

Protecting The Carpeting Of Your Water Damaged Camarillo Home

When it comes to water loss incidents that can occur in your Camarillo home, protecting flooring and other construction materials is a vital component to our restoration approach. When you reach out to our professionals for mitigation and restoration amid a disaster, we can respond quickly with effective containment strategies to protect unaffected areas of your home as well as addressing the damage that exposed materials have already sustained.

Carpeting can become magnets for water damage in your Camarillo home, so we strive to prevent this flooring material from ever becoming saturated when possible. With a fast response to your emergency, we can employ the appropriate containment strategies to keep the water damage contained to its original affected area. Part of the effectiveness of this approach hinges on getting notified immediately of a water loss incident and getting our extraction and drying equipment going quickly.

Our SERVPRO team already has extraction and drying equipment loaded onto a production truck awaiting a call for an emergency threatening a local property. It is that readiness that helps us to complete jobs quickly because we can effectively implement our mitigation tactics to limit the spread of the damage and the effect on the entire household for an otherwise isolated incident. If carpeted areas of your home end up affected by a water loss incident, we have solutions to preserve this material.

Our weighted extractor, the ROVER, is a machine that forces water from carpeting and subflooring to the surface. This remote-controlled technology has an onboard vacuum to discharge extracted water from the material as it reaches the surface. Once the bulk of the saturation has gotten removed through this process, we can implement our advanced drying tools like air movers and dehumidifiers to handle the rest.

It has always been our philosophy with restoration to preserve original construction elements and materials when possible. This approach not only saves time, but it saves our customers money as well. Give our experienced SERVPRO of Camarillo response team a call anytime at (805) 484-5009.

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Why Professional Remediation Services are Necessary for Flood Damage in Camarillo

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Professional Remediation Services are Necessary for Flood Damage in Camarillo Flooding can occur at anytime. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to help restore your property.

Every Camarillo homeowner can relate to one another in the desire to never waste the money that they earn. As critical as professional restoration can be when disasters like flooding occur, not all of your options in this regard have your wallet in mind when it comes to returning your property to preloss condition. Every aspect of our restoration from the inspection through reconstruction and the finished product get designed to be as seamless and efficient as possible to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and wasted time.

As troublesome as the need for flood removal in your Camarillo home might be, the wrong professional restoration, or worse DIY approaches, can often be damaging to your savings as well. Our SERVPRO professionals work with the best tools and equipment in the industry to provide quality, efficient service that can get you back into your restored home quickly.

We begin with a thorough inspection of your property and share our findings with you to show you what your home needs. Our honest and fair evaluation of your home can help you appreciate what your house needs to get back to preloss condition. We can even work alongside your insurance provider to ensure that damage claims filed can get approved quickly by providing the adjuster with the necessary documentation and evidence of the damage your property has sustained.

Much of our success in the area comes from our fast response to emergencies with the equipment that can make a difference quickly for your home. We have many levels of water extraction equipment from our extractor trucks to portable electric sump pumps to ensure that all areas of your home get efficient water removal efforts immediately. We also have licensed contractors to oversee controlled demolition and material removal to make the reconstruction to come seamless and fast.

You cannot predict when disasters like a flood can occur in your home but knowing who should restore the effects can save you time and money. Our SERVPRO of Camarillo rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (805) 484-5009.

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Some Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages After a Fire in Camarillo

3/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages After a Fire in Camarillo Having a fire at your business location can be overwhelming and stop production. Contact SERVPRO for commercial remediation efforts right away.

Utilizing Our Rapid Response Unit to Help with Camarillo Commercial Fire Damage

A property fire at your place of work can go beyond the remit of your in-house janitor team. Often, employees must be evacuated, and you cannot give the green light for them to return until you are sure the site is free from hazards or structural weakness. Smoke and soot deposits can also leave behind an unpleasant odor which is hard to source and harder to neutralize. In these circumstances, a professional solution is just a phone call away.

Availability is essential in dealing with commercial fire damage in Camarillo. Most business owners rely on a local service because call out times are typically reduced. SERVPRO operates a 24-hour emergency helpline and can arrange for an immediate call out from our rapid response team. Each team has IICRC qualified technicians who are led by an experienced project manager.

Having a direct line of communication between yourself and us can be the key to efficient service. We keep you informed every step of the way and, where necessary, can liaise with third-parties on your behalf to ensure that you only have to deal with one company from start to finish. Our inventories of service, materials and works done can be recorded to make it easier for you when handling your claim.

Our first port of call on any site exposed to fire is to check for immediate safety hazards as well as structural damage. We can perform emergency board ups to maintain the integrity of your property. Other options could be restoring electricity and cordoning off the affected zone to ensure soots, or odors, do not spread to other areas during cleaning.

SERVPRO has access to national scale resources which is why we are capable of completing any size commercial property restoration. It also allows us to deploy advanced equipment like soda blasting, sandblasting and industrial grade odor neutralizers. For retail properties, we can even use water-based solvents and chemicals to ensure your space remains clean and safe for your customers.

When you need emergency restoration, contact SERVPRO of Camarillo at (805) 484-5009.

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