Commercial Water Damage in Los Angeles Can Be Fixed Quickly and Efficiently
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Commercial Water Damage in a Los Angeles Theater Needs Teamwork and the Right Equipment
Matinees and full features attract a variety of individuals, groups, and others to your theater in Los Angeles. A small fire can cause sprinkler systems to release water into different areas, soaking both seating and carpeting. Patrons expect clean seating, and damp chairs might leave stains on expensive dresses or rented attire. Wet carpeting might become moldy and also stretches. Accidents, especially when the theater lights go off, and dark portions of a film keep things dim, can increase.
Entertainment venues in Los Angeles must provide safe conditions for their patrons, and commercial water damage makes ensuring this problematic. Signs indicating wet floors might suffice in better-lit areas, but instead of warning people to watch their step in darker places, they can add to the problem, instead.
Getting the upholstery dried out and clean again, so seats do not leave anyone with unwanted surprises takes more than a few fans placed inside the enclosed areas where you show movies. Wet carpeting needs significant increases in air flow to dry out. SERVPRO brings the equipment to your door to stop damage from worsening.
The number of microbes can become a severe problem when moisture gets introduced to the area. Drying thwarts the ability of microbes to multiply and spread but does not remove any of them from the air. Air scrubbers do this for us, instead. We place these so that the air currents our fans create also push the air toward the nearest air scrubber.
These enormously powerful fans can move between 3,000 and 5,000 cubic feet of air per minute (CFU). This moisture must go somewhere. Moreover, increasing amounts in the air can slow the evaporation rate. While raising the heat inside the theater can make the air capable of retaining additional amounts, we instead rely on desiccant machines that pull water vapor from the air and keep it trapped. We dispose of this water as needed to maintain a continuous drying process.
To do all of this as efficiently as possible, SERVPRO specialists learn from intensive in-house training to work in teams. This provides several pluses to any job, for both our customers and for ourselves. It reduces the costs to you, the risks to our mitigation team members, and also the time required to complete the job.
SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park also covers Angelino Park, Lincoln Heights, and Chinatown. Call us when your theater or other entertainment venue needs commercial water removal to stay open and keep your patrons happy. You can reach us at (213) 628-2000, with no exceptions, 24/7, year-round.
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We Respond Fast to Fire Damage Restoration In Los Angeles
We have the equipment, training, and experience to restore your home to pre-damage condition quickly and efficiently.
SERVPRO - Eliminating Fire Damage Residues In Los Angeles
Despite the better weather this year, many Los Angeles residents remember last year’s fires across several square miles when anyone even says house fire. That season was unusual for the entire county, let alone the city.
Regardless of the size, though, remediating fire damage to Los Angeles homes depends on certain factors. To determine the best cleaning methods, SERVPRO restoration specialists analyze how fast the fire burned and items consumed. Fast-burning fires are oxygen-rich and usually produce a dry smoke while slow-burning, or smoldering, fires are oxygen-poor and produce smoke with more moisture trapped in it.
If the majority of the materials burned were natural, the residue is normally dry and powdery. Natural materials include cork, cotton, paper, wool, and dry wood. If the materials were synthetic, such as foam rubber, plastics, and other polymers, the residue is considered wet, meaning it contains a much higher amount of moisture.
With less moisture and fewer aerosols, Dry Smoke residues leave small, dry particles and require less aggressive methods of cleaning like wiping down surfaces with a dry sponge. For thicker layers, SERVPRO specialists can also use a spray bottle with water or a mild cleaner to break them up. Team specialists also have the option to use a vacuum if needed.
Wet Smoke residues contain more aerosols, often from furniture varnishes, kitchen or garage solvents, and other liquids. In a slow-burning fire, these residues do not travel as far, so the residues are thicker over a smaller area. Cleaning them from tables, countertops, and other surfaces often require a very strong cleaning agent and a scrub brush or other agitation device to penetrate and break them up for easier removal. Odors from wet residues are usually stronger than odors from dry residues.
If the fire started in the kitchen, there are also Protein residues from burning meat, fish, and poultry. While they are visually unimpressive, these are greasy, exceptionally pungent, and difficult to remove without a powerful cleaning agent and at least a scrub brush.
If you have had fire damage in your kitchen or anywhere else, contact SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park today at (213) 628-2000. We are here to help you return your home to a clean, odor-free condition as quickly as possible.
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Get Fast Flood Damage Restoration for Your Silver Lake Home to Prevent Further Destruction
Flooding is frequent and occurs because of several reasons like storm surges, broken reservoirs, and heavy rains. Flood water is dirty and can bring several hazardous contaminants into your home like toxic waste, sewage, chemical pollutants, and infectious bacteria or fungi. All these pollutants can pose health risks.
After the flood water enters your home, another risk you may face is mold growth in your drywall, wooden beams, and any other place with adequate moisture. If your Silver Lake home has flood damage, you need to act fast by calling SERVPRO franchise professionals. Our restoration service can recover your property through applied structural drying (ASD). We use flood damage restoration techniques that extend beyond getting the water out of a home.
When a home has flooded, our priority is removing water from it using powerful extraction equipment like pumps. Our technicians extract as much water as possible to speed up the drying process. Water damaged homes require a higher rate of continuous and fresh air flow. A majority of home ventilation systems do not move the volume of air needed to support the drying process and prevent the further migration of moisture. That’s the reason why we use air movers to circulate air all over a home.
Removing humidity from the air inside a water-damaged home is as crucial as extracting standing water. High humidity can infiltrate your entire home, causing secondary damage like mold growth. Using refrigerant based dehumidifiers to condense water vapor or silica gel desiccants to absorb it eliminates damaging indoor humidity. The temperatures should not be too high or too low to dry a home effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians maintain an indoor temperature between 70 and 90 degrees since this is the optimal range for using water extraction and humidity reduction technology effectively. ASD accomplishes the goal of restoring a home to its preloss condition quickly while preserving the integrity of vital building materials.
If your home has flood damage, call SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park immediately at (213) 628-2000. Our technicians can arrive at your home soon after receiving your call and work quickly to prevent further damage. We’re available 24/7/365 and can restore your home to its preloss condition fast.
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Our Quick Response Will Save Your Fire Damaged Home In Boyle Heights
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Why You Need Fast Fire Damage Restoration For Your Boyle Heights Home
Fire is an awful ordeal for any homeowner, yet it can occur because of simple and avoidable reasons. A fire can start due to leaving the kitchen unattended, splattering oil, and placing combustible items close to heat sources. In just a few minutes, fire can burn through walls in hidden areas.
Fire can compromise the structural integrity of your home and leave residues like debris, smoke, and soot. When there is fire damage in your Boyle Heights home, seeking restoration services promptly is critical. You can enlist the services of a fire and smoke damage technician (FST) from SERVPRO to avoid missing any areas or having a mishap when trying to perform the cleanup.
Our restoration experts can arrive at your home within an hour of receiving your call, assess the damage, and start the cleanup and repairs. We try to save as many items as possible. Our technicians can salvage items damaged by soot and smoke using special cleaning methods and products. We choose the appropriate cleaning product based on the action desired like emulsifying, dissolving, bleaching, digesting, changing PH, or oxidizing.
Our restorers respond to the various challenges created when smoke odors and residues affect different materials and structures. We adapt basic concepts of cleaning to every situation. We can use multiple products to produce chemical reactions, agitate surfaces in different ways and use multiple cleaning procedures to remove residues. We use multiple restoration procedures before declaring the items a fire has ruined as unrestorable.
We can also remove contents like fabrics from a home and take them to a nearby restoration facility for a thorough inspection, cleaning, and restoration. We bring back the items after completing this process. Our SERVPRO technicians can also assist you in filing your insurance claims. To file a legitimate fire damage claim, you have to follow several critical steps. Our restoration specialists know what needs to be done when filing insurance claims, including providing the adjuster with proper documentation of the damage with photos, videos, and lists.
When dealing with fire damage, SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park can help you to restore your home to its original condition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call our team of professionals at (213) 628-2000 for prompt cleanup, repairs, and restoration.
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Flood Damage and How it Can Affect a House in Silver Lake
Because water can permeate almost anything with even the smallest sized pores, any amount of intrusive water can cause harm to a house in Silver Lake beyond the areas that initially became saturated. Moisture can end up through an entire home, including on higher levels when water vapor leaves condensation on objects and surfaces.
When SERVPRO mitigates a property in Silver Lake of flood damage, we include all of the aspects that affect that property. Because electrical systems can become dangerous to use after a flood, we can bring our power supply. We also partner with certified electricians to ensure that your power works safely and correctly before we finish the work and you return home.
Other areas of your home that can sustain damage include the structure and framework. We check to determine the degree of structural damage and discuss with you any additional work that your house might require. Some structural shifting that occurs can continue to increase while other changes might only affect a home temporarily or revert back to normal within a short time. Such changes can affect any newly installed drywall and cause gaps and breaks in the interior of a newly restored home.
Beams can also warp and twist when wet, which makes it crucial that we use the right equipment to dry these out thoroughly. However, this starts with buckets to carry out any mud and other solid or semi-solid debris that covers your house's floors. Then we begin pulling out flooring and affected walls. Furniture that the flood destroyed also gets moved out of your home. Then we can bring in the big air movers and the desiccant machines.
One the interior structure becomes dry, and no more shifting seems likely, we can install new drywall and flooring, making your home that much closer to how we want it before your family moves back in. We finish with painting and deodorization, and a final walk-through with you.
After flood damage affects your home in Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, or Elysian Park, partner with SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park to restore your home and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (213) 628-2000, our 24/7 service line to get things started.
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From Drought to Flood Damage in a Los Angeles Home
After suffering a long period of drought that is finally ending, this area of California is especially vulnerable to flood damage. When heavy rains or the Fox River crests, the ground is hard and does not absorb water as quickly which leads to flash flooding in the area.
SERVPRO was contacted one evening to mitigate flood damage in a Los Angeles home. After a severe thunderstorm had caused a patio umbrella that had been inadvertently left open caught a gust of wind and wound up crashing through a patio door while the homeowner was at work. When the homeowner entered his house, he saw the rain had come in a section of the living room, saturating the carpet.
We are based locally and were able to be on site quickly to start the cleanup. First, we applied a tarp over the broken patio door so no further rain would penetrate the home until the homeowner could schedule the repair to be done.
When carpet suffers a water intrusion, the amount of moisture it retains can be deceptive. Carpet padding is notorious for wicking moisture and unless property dried, can be a source of both mold and foul odors. We use soft probes to determine how far into the padding the moisture has penetrated. We also use common sense and experience.
We used weighted extractors to push as much water as possible out of the carpet, and we often do several passes to ensure we have removed all we can before drying. We were using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area quickly. Particular attention was given to the carpet, and the edges were loosened and an air mover directed under the carpet and over the padding to pull any remaining moisture out for thorough drying. This skill is known as "floating a carpet," and dries the floor covering in place. Once dry, all surfaces were cleaned and deodorized to remove any residual odors.
When flood damage threatens your home, call SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park any time of the day or night at (213) 628-2000. Our local technicians arrive "Faster To Any Size Disaster to restore your home to its preloss condition.
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Professional Water Damage Assistance for Los Angeles Residents
After every natural disaster or appliance breakdown that causes water damage, it is always a race against time as homeowners and businesses work to rebuild their lives and homes. What you do after the flooding of clean water, is what determines how well you can manage the restoration process. In most cases, more damage occurs without prompt water extraction. It is with that in mind that we advise Los Angeles residents to contact us for a professional water damage control.
Many homes and offices that suffer water damage in Los Angeles have some kind of wooden flooring that need special care when drying it. The typical moisture content of flooring materials is about 6% to 12%. After a spillage of significant volume, the moisture levels may rise to 40% or more. Drying the wooden flooring too fast or too slow may damage the wood and cause it to warp, splinter, or shrink. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with LGR dehumidifiers that can gradually lower the moisture levels of different materials to their natural levels.
SERVPRO technicians use the two main types of dehumidifiers that are designed for indoor use. These are the Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers and Conventional Dehumidifiers that use a chemical desiccant like silica. They use the LGR dehumidifiers to dry materials with less than 55 grains per pound (GPP) moisture. The LGR dehumidifiers are not only heavy duty, but they are also efficient. When the moisture content is about 55 GPP, they use Conventional dehumidifiers. The Conventional dehumidifiers are standalone and will maintain constant humidity for prolonged periods. They use them to restore your premises after large volumes of water have been removed.
In cases where there are materials or fabrics in your home whose design limits air circulation, SERVPRO technicians can physically place desiccant gels such as silica gel. It can take as much as 40% of its weight when the humidity is at 100%. These are useful in walk-in closets, pantries, and small confined spaces.
SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park is well equipped and trained to handle all types of water damage. We clean, dry, and sanitize your home to make it safe for your family and friends. Call us at (323) 667-3100 to get immediate assistance.
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How to Handle Water Damage in Your Los Angeles Home Caused by a Leaking Water Heater
Water heaters are useful appliances in homes for they provide hot water for various uses. However, these appliances can leak due to condensation, or from a faulty drain valve or water outlet. Poorly maintained heaters could also rust, leading to leakage. If not handled promptly, water damage can occur to your flooring, walls, and contents. You must contend with replacing or fixing the unit, and cleaning up the mess, more challenging if tucked away in the basement or even worse, in the attic.
When your Los Angeles home sustains water damage from a leaking water heater, you should hire professionals to dry out the affected areas. SERVPRO technicians can help you to remediate the damage. We start the remediation process by inspecting a home and evaluating the damage. We use detection devices to identify where the water has intruded into the structure. Our technicians can poke the instruments on top of affected surfaces like ceilings, baseboards, and floors to get an accurate reading. Based on the moisture content readings and following IICRC protocols, we can set up the drying equipment to expedite the treatment.
If there is standing water, SERVPRO technicians use portable pumps or wet/dry vacuums to remove it. We may simply need a mop and bucket to remove the visible water. We then begin the drying process. Air movement is vital for drying. The damp and humid air in a water-damaged room slows evaporation. A room dries faster when wet air is blown out, and warm, dry air is brought in. We position air movers in a room to create airflow across pads, carpets, walls, and furniture to hasten the evaporation of moisture. We change the location of air movers continually to promote thorough, even drying of surfaces.
We also use dehumidifiers to eliminate the moisture retained by building materials to prevent secondary water damage like warping or swelling of flooring, furniture, and walls.
After our technicians restore a home, the damage disappears, “Like it never even happened.” Once the restoration process is complete, we remove the drying equipment.
If your home has sustained water damage, SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park can assist you. We offer our services round the clock in Boyle Heights and Echo Park. Call us at (213) 628-2000 to restore your property quickly.
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Outsource Water Damage Cleanup in Los Angeles to SERVPRO
When SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park gets the call to clean up water damage in a Los Angeles home or business, we know it is an overwhelming and stressful time for the property owner. During the initial phone call, our technicians to get detailed information about the water in the property, so we bring the equipment needed to mitigate water loss as much as possible.
What Type of Water Loss Does SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park Handle?
There is not one set way that water loss occurs in a property. A slow leak from a pipe may have spent months building up moisture and increasing the likelihood our technicians find mold colonies behind a wall or under flooring. A hot water tank or washing machine can dump tens of gallons of water into the home or business. No matter if it is a problem that has just been discovered or sudden water spill in the home or business, SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to locate and mitigate water loss for both structures and contents.
Standard Methods for Diagnosing and Remediating Water Damage
The longer the structure and possessions have been exposed to water, the more potential for unrecoverable damage and mold colonies. The less time the moisture has had to reside in building materials and objects, the more change for saving through restoration efforts. Our goal is always to restore and not replace.
SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park technicians arrive on-site within hours after your initial phone call. While one or more technicians get to work to extract any standing water from the Los Angeles property, other technicians locate precisely the size and scope of the water damage using moisture meters, digital probes on soft objects such as carpeting and thermal imagery when needed. The obvious visible signs of soaking and seepage can be grappled with immediately.
Once the areas of moisture have been identified, a plan for proper drying of the structure and contents is formulated. The setup for drying the property sometimes takes longer than the actual drying process. Our technicians are IICRC certified in the science of psychometry, or the study of air and moisture and know that airflow is crucial to parts of the home or business retaining moisture. Weep holes may be drilled to facilitate air circulation and drywall that has been too saturation and beyond recovery may be cut away. Baseboards are also sometimes removed to allow for forced air to vent behind walls and into the cavities.
SERVPRO technicians have the goal of disrupting the home or business as little as possible during remediation. When appropriate, we put furnishings up on blocks and wrap the legs. Whenever we cannot dry items on-site or they require proprietary methods for restoration that cannot be performed at the location, we can pack up and move objects to our facility with the property owner's and adjuster's permission. All such transported contents are boxed and cataloged, often with scanning.
Different Approaches for Different Types of Flooring
Fast extraction of water and removal of residual moisture under the flooring is essential for avoiding loss of adhesion in tile flooring and secondary issues such as mold. Carpet can pose a problem because the padding is very absorbent and can pull water into other areas under the carpeting resulting in the possibility of foul odors and mold if not adequately dried. Our technicians carefully map the moisture readings on the floor and subfloor to determine precisely where the moisture levels rise and where they fall, so no damaged areas are missed. While our technicians do not make decisions regarding removal of flooring such as an adhesive-based vinyl tile floor that has been saturated for too long to save through restoration, we communicate with the property owner and adjuster with restoration probabilities and remove items that cannot be restored with permission.
Porous flooring materials such as concrete and wood have special needs for cleanup. Our technicians dry concrete thoroughly and use an EPA-registered disinfectant to inhibit the growth of mold. These pads absorb water slowly and this same water must be slowly drawn out to prevent degradation of the concrete. Wood flooring is handled on a case by case basis. The type of wood flooring determines the outcome in many water loss situations. Boards made from composite or engineered wood tend to lose their structural integrity when saturated and chances of a complete restoration are low. Solid hardwood boards do absorb water, but since they are solid wood, our technicians have the expertise and specialized equipment to dry them if the process starts quickly enough after the initial water introduction. A known reason for employing SERVPRO as your water restoration company is our ability to salvage hardwood planks and save our clients a lot of money. Again, we strive to restore, and not to replace.
Thorough Drying Methods
Once the setup for drying is completed, SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park water damage technicians again measure moisture in the area and determine drying goals. There is always some residual humidity in the air, and it is never zero percent indoors. Normal interior RH levels are from 55-65%. Our technicians use a scale for optimum levels based on the readings for unaffected areas of the property, so normal moisture levels are achieved through drying. Final results are documented to assist our customers with their insurance claims. Many agencies work with SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park in the Los Angeles area because of the close cooperation from the initial visit to final walk-through. We can maintain budgetary guidelines set up by the carrier.
Powerful air movers and dehumidifiers are used as the centerpiece of the drying process causing water vapor to rise and be captured. This cycle repeats over and over removing moisture from the area. The unique configurations for forced air behind walls, into ceilings or tenting over hardwood floors is performed at the same time for complete removal of water vapor.
Moisture detection is used during and after drying to determine if drying goals are met. Once they are, our technicians work on hand cleaning the area using fast evaporating antifungal and antibacterial cleaners to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Our odor control technicians have multiple methods to remove any residual odors left behind by the water damage. Once our emergency response teams have completed the restoration efforts, the property owner and adjuster are walked through and shown all aspects of our work to ensure complete satisfaction. "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park is proud to serve Los Angeles, California including areas in and around the 90012, 90026, and 90029 with our emergency response teams to mitigate water damage to both property and furnishings with our knowledge and equipment. We know home disasters never take a holiday and neither do we, call us and our technicians arrive on site within hours after your initial call.
How SERVPRO Extracts Water From Your Boyle Heights Home
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Effective Mitigation for Burst Pipes in Your Boyle Heights Home
When a pipe bursts in your Boyle Heights home, the resulting water loss incident can be catastrophic without an immediate response from competent and skilled professionals. While you might work to get the supply of the water shut down quickly, the spread of this high volume of water can be too much for you to resolve on your own. Our professionals have a 24/7 response to water loss emergencies, bringing the full measure of extraction and drying equipment to protect your property from unnecessary damages.
While there are many steps to recover damages from a burst pipe in your Boyle Heights home, water removal is where restoration must begin. Removing the standing water in areas of your house can help to reduce further absorption and saturation of construction materials and structural elements. Our SERVPRO professionals have a wide range of extraction equipment that we can begin using immediately when we first arrive at your damaged home. Our first step upon arrival is the assessment of the severity of this pooling water to determine which of these machines is necessary.
We have a wide range of extraction tools from truck-mounted pumps down to portable sump pumps and extraction wands. Our technicians work to remove the excess water as promptly as possible so that we can get drying started immediately. The faster that drying can begin in your water-damaged home, the better able we are to prevent widespread tear out and reconstruction.
Another phase of our effective mitigation is removing at-risk items from your property to keep them safe from the lingering moisture and damp conditions. Our contents department can offer focused drying, deodorization, and antimicrobial solutions to prevent mold growth. Once drying has proven successful in your home, these items can get returned to their original positions.
Effective mitigation can save you time and money on the necessary processes to return your water-damaged home to preloss condition. You can count on our SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park rapid response team to showcase the full measure of our mitigation equipment and strategies for any emergency that threatens your home by calling (213) 628-2000.
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