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SERVPRO Can Mitigate Water Damage--Call Us Fast

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

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Water Removal in Los Angeles – Steps To Take Before the Arrival of SERVPRO

Arriving at your Los Angeles home and finding out that your expensive carpet and hardwood flooring are soaking in water is not a pleasant experience. In such a case, the first thing that comes to mind is how did this happen? Within a few seconds, your mind switches to the problem. As a result, you rush from the front door to the kitchen and even the bathroom looking for the source of the problem. It could be a faulty dishwasher, pipe burst or someone left one of the taps running. Either way, this is not the time for you to panic. You must take these few but equally important steps to prevent further damage before SERVPRO water removal experts arrive.

By now you have discovered the source of your problem. Before water removal specialists arrive in your Los Angeles home, shut off the source of water. If the water originated from a faulty appliance or pipe burst, shut off the water from the mains. In case someone left one of the taps in the bathroom or kitchen open, shut it off too. Don’t forget to shut off your electricity. This is very important especially if you have appliances placed on your carpets. However, never attempt this while standing in water, or the circuit panel is wet.

As SERVPRO water damage restoration experts, we recommend you remove area rugs not attached to the floor only if they are not too heavy. Water-logged furnishings and carpets may cause injury while attempting to relocate them away from wet areas. Start mopping and blotting the water as quickly as possible. Doing this may help your hardwood flooring from suffering further damage.

If your drapes are touching the floor, remove them immediately and place them outside to dry. Alternatively, use a coat hanger to loop your drapes. This stops additional contact with the water on your floor.

When it comes to your furniture, blot as much water as you can. Use clean towels to do so. Afterward, place aluminum foil under the legs. This prevents the furniture stain from bleeding on your carpet. For books, photos, art, and other valuables, move them to a dry location, but if wet, no not box them. Circulation may help mitigate water damage. Now, if you immediately called SERVPRO, we are probably already relieving you of these stressful, and potentially injurious tasks. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Remember, do not enter any room with standing water before switching off electricity. Crucial to your personal safety.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park water removal technicians use top quality drying equipment. By doing so, we prevent further damage to your home and mold growth. To save your home and your valuables, call our 24/7 emergency line at (323) 255-1000.

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How To Do Water Clean Up Properly In Los Angeles

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Do Water Clean Up Properly In Los Angeles Water can seep through the carpets and cause offensive odors and growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi.

How To Do Water Clean Up Properly

Water damage from a flood is a painful experience, but water cleanup can also be as painful as well. Water can seep through the carpets and cause offensive odors and growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. If you ignore these problems, it can destroy the foundation and structural integrity of the house. That means, your real estate can lose significant value. With all these problems, we often panic and strive to clean up the damage on our own.

Water cleanup in Los Angeles can be very tricky. This process is not an easy DIY type of job. It requires extraordinary skills and expertise to properly remove the water from your residential area and restore your house. You might have to purchase expensive tools and gadgets to help you with the process. Plus, the whole repair process can be hazardous. If you are not careful, you can easily receive a shock or worse from wet appliances.

Fortunately, with SERVPRO, we can send our skilled technicians to your residential area. Our techs can use state-of-the-art equipment to get rid of the water, detect moisture content, and deodorize your home. They often start with the mitigation process to clear out excess water to minimize additional property damages. Then they can use tools like the moisture sensor to detect water in carpets and walls. The thermohygrometer measures temperature and humidity to create an optimum drying condition.

After these processes, the technicians can use an extractor to help clean the carpet and remove excess water from the floor. The air movers can enhance evaporation to reduce the drying time. After that, the skilled technicians can use an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Fogger to penetrate odor causing residues that have accumulated from the water damage. We also have a thermal fogger to emit tiny particles to neutralize the scent left behind from the water damage. That way, your home can be smelling fresh again. After completing the whole restoration process, our techs can have a complete final walk-through with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.

If you are ready to get rid of water damage, then give SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park a call at (323) 255-1000 for a consultation with our skilled technician.

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Tiny Amounts Of Moisture Can Create Water Damage In Silver Lake Properties

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tiny Amounts Of Moisture Can Create Water Damage In Silver Lake Properties If you are concerned about your Silver Lake home suffering from the effects of water damage, contact the team at SERVPRO.

Tiny Amounts Of Moisture Can Create Water Damage

Moisture in the air varies greatly, but you can control the amount found in your Silver Lake residence by controlling other aspects. One way to reduce the amount of moisture within your home is to just keep the air at a colder temperature. Using a dehumidifier can also keep things drier in your residence.

If you are concerned about your Silver Lake home suffering from the effects of water damage, our technicians can help you determine the most effective techniques to protect your residence during an inspection. When our team arrives at your home to inspect for signs of water damage, we use infrared thermographic devices. These show fluctuations in temperature caused by the presence of moisture. We use these readings to pinpoint the locations of moisture in your residence's structure.

SERVPRO technicians also use these readings to locate the sources of unwanted water and moisture. Preventing water damage is usually much less expensive than what it costs homeowners to repair and restore their homes once it occurs. Minor leaks can quickly create significant damage, especially if a leaky pipe breaks.

Also, tiny leaks can allow water damage to slowly but steadily develop, making the damage less noticeable while it steadily worsens. Either variety makes your house suffer in ways it should not, and we can help you prevent this damage from happening. If discovered during our inspection, we can remediate any water damage we uncover.

When we perform mitigation services, SERVPRO technicians ensure that the work we perform addresses all areas affected by water damage. When water and moisture create secondary damage such as mold or mildew infestations, we discuss the situation with the homeowners regarding the options available to them. Then, and at any point in our interactions with customers, we are always available to answer questions regarding our services and how they benefit the property.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park helps homeowners around Angelino Heights, Chinatown, and Elysian Park by both preventing and mitigating water damage in homes and businesses. Call us at (323) 255-1000 for all your needs in protecting your home. We answer our emergency services line 24/7 to better serve those in our community.

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Overflows and Pool Malfunctions Could Mean Water Removal Action For Your Los Angeles Residence

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Overflows and Pool Malfunctions Could Mean Water Removal Action For Your Los Angeles Residence Call SERVPRO to Extract the Pool Water from Your Los Angeles Residence

SERVPRO Extracts Water and Mitigates Damage to Structures and Belongings

There are many features of your Los Angeles home that work to make your life a little bit better, but also indirectly pose a threat to your home at the same time. An excellent example of this would be an inground or above ground pool very close to your house. With a bout of severe weather or some other significant damage to the structure of the pool itself, you could be dealing with a substantial amount of water pouring into your home in a brief period.

While you cannot always foresee the precautionary measures you could take to protect your house from an instance like this, often these occurrences happen with next to no warning. Now you find yourself in need of water removal services for your Los Angeles house, and a way that you can restore the damages that it has caused once the water gets extracted.

Our SERVPRO professionals work quickly in extracting the water throughout the entire affected area of your home. Once this water has gotten removed, a better assessment can get conducted determining the full extent of the damage that your home has experienced and what has to happen to restore it back to its original conditions.

While many homeowners would assume that these instances would get considered a loss for both the property and the contents of your home, our SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to pack out the house and remove these items to our nearby facility for item-specific cleaning and drying. All items are tagged for inventory control and insurance purposes. Once these items are safe from the dangers of the water and present moisture, concentrated efforts can begin to dry your home.

There is no telling what kind of damage that substantial volumes of water can do to your home, but our technicians can help you address them all. From extraction and drying to preparing for remodeling and rebuilding, our SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park team is ready to help you. Contact us anytime at (323) 255-1000.

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Even Small Water Damage Situations Can Use a Professional Touch in Your Los Angeles Residence

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Even Small Water Damage Situations Can Use a Professional Touch in Your Los Angeles Residence Even small leaks should should be cleaned up by SERVPRO professionals to prevent further damage such as mold growth.

SERVPRO Can Help Cleanup Water Damages Big and Small

You might not realize it, but several different sources could allow for minor to substantial water losses in your Los Angeles home. While you assuredly work to keep everything in your home running smoothly, there are unavoidable instances or accidents which can result in the same type of disaster.

For example, a pipe beneath the sink which supplies water to the faucet could rupture under the right conditions, even with the appropriate maintenance. Fortunately, these types of incidents can get stopped rather quickly when you familiarize yourself with the location of shut off valves in your home. Even with a fast reaction to the break, your Los Angeles home is likely to experience localized water damages.

Instead of believing that these situations can quickly get remedied with a little bit of elbow grease and some towels, you should consider subbing out the work with licensed, professional restoration specialists like what you find at SERVPRO. Our team has the experience and equipment to make short work of water damage like this often and can ensure that the job gets done thoroughly enough to prevent further damages or incidents.

While these situations offer a clear point of origin for the damage, it is often unclear the full extent of how far it has spread until specific equipment gets used. Our SERVPRO technicians get to work on sopping up the water and drying out the visible moisture and dampness in the area, but also rely on thermal imagery and infrared technology to penetrate through surfaces that cannot get seen with the naked eye. This process prevents dampness getting overlooked, and further damage from ensuing.

Much of the drying process gets completed via dehumidification equipment and air movers, sometimes specialized tools are a requirement for deeper penetration into problem areas.

Every type of water emergency in your home might not present severe damages to overcome. To prevent structural concerns or compounding damages (such a mold growth), getting the damage cleaned up by professionals is highly advisable. Our experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park are available 24/7 by calling (323) 255-1000.

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Common Causes of Water Damage Los Angeles Residents Should Watch Out For

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Causes of Water Damage Los Angeles Residents Should Watch Out For SERVPRO's expert team can dry out your property quickly to prevent further damage and mold growth.

SERVPRO Can Help Assess Damage and Restore Your Property

One of the most damaging situations your property can ever experience is water damage. Water is corrosive by nature, and that means prolonged exposure can have a negative impact on your home's structural integrity. With that in mind, you can prevent your Los Angeles property from such incidents by discovering signs of household leaks beforehand and acting fast whenever you face related challenges.

Whether the cause of water damage in your Los Angeles home is storm flooding or a broken pipe, our SERVPRO technicians can help you restore your contents to their preloss state. The moment we arrive at your property, we assess the level of damage and then define the scope of the restoration work. That may include performing water extraction, controlling odors, air quality, bacteria contamination, as well as drying surfaces and contents.

Let us begin by looking at the leading causes of water intrusion and the best ways to prevent them. First, plumbing pipes which are usually located directly below the sink can cause hidden plumbing challenges. They in most cases lead to a piping network, which runs around the structure and passes through ceilings, floors, and walls. Our SERVPRO technicians can identify lead problems if they notice a stain starting to establish itself on the wall. Such situations need water damage repair, and delaying can be costly.

Another pointer to look out for is the development of mysterious roof leaks. If your roof has clogged gutters, broken flashing, and missing shingles, there is a possibility of a water pathway developing. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you fix the leaks as soon as they appear to prevent possible mold and mildew growth. If left unattended to, the moisture can steadily eat away the entire roof and cause substantial losses and probable accidents.

Once our SERVPRO team extracts water from the area using wet-dry vacuums and pumps, it is time to dry your property. We can use fans together with dehumidifiers to increase the rate of drying. While fans make surfaces lose water to the surrounding air, the dehumidifiers absorb the excess moisture from the air.

At SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it happened on your residential or commercial property. Call us at (323) 255-1000 and be served by an industry leader.  

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Water Removal Includes Reduction of Elevated Humidity That Can Damage Los Angeles Homes and Apartments

1/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Includes Reduction of Elevated Humidity That Can Damage Los Angeles Homes and Apartments A trained water damage remediation team can save your carpet if the pad is removed and carpet dried out quickly. Contact SERVPRO after damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Act Quickly to Restore Your Property After Water Damage

Los Angeles property can sustain different kinds of damage. Professional water restorers and mitigation experts help owners get their properties back to normal. Water can invade any property from the least expected sources. Too much rain, a broken valve in a water line, quakes, overflowing tubs, and water from the fire department can cause you problems with water inside your home.

If a property in Los Angeles needs water removal services, hiring a professional company can prevent continued and extensive problems. Every minute that water remains in your home, damage continues. Because evaporation begins as soon as water intrudes, no matter the source, SERVPRO does more than just remove the water you see. We also use equipment that collects the moisture that seeped into other areas of your home.

We must work quickly because as materials and belongings absorb water, they rapidly 

  • become stained from colors bleeding and transferring,
  • contaminated with microbes and pathogens,
  • swell, warp, and distort, and
  • begin to produce bad smells.

Our methods can help prevent these from happening in your home when we begin soon after the event initially took place. Pumps mounted on large trucks pull the standing water out of your home, but we also must continue the process with other equipment. Desiccant machines and air movers work together to rid your property of the extra humidity in the air, keeping further condensation to a minimum. As the interior dries, we also use air scrubbers to minimize the spreading of airborne pathogens.

We can save saturated walls at times, but most often we need to remove the lower section of a wall. When water comes from overhead, ceilings can trap it and hold it overhead. To counteract this, we drill small weep holes into overhead panels of drywall to permit any trapped water to drain into buckets underneath. So air can circulate above the ceiling, we place an air mover, so air forces its way into the space above the ceiling. To fully ensure dryness, we test with moisture meters before, during, and after the job. When readings confirm that we have eliminated all moisture, we do a final walk-through with the customer.

Hiring SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park to perform the water removal work your home or apartment needs helps ensure that complete dryness once again protects your home and belongings from ongoing damage. Our number is local and is always answered to meet the needs of those in our community better. Call us 365 days a year at (323) 255-1000, so we can help protect your property.
 
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Water Removal From Water Damaged Furniture In Los Angeles

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal From Water Damaged Furniture In Los Angeles In every home water damage situation, SERVPRO professionals begin by identifying the risk factors present in the water.

Water Damaged Furniture

Most homeowners in Los Angeles are usually careful about using coasters, but sometimes a glass or dish that is accidentally placed on a wooden table may collect water and create an unsightly stain. Removing this stain is challenging and can be disastrous if not done well. You may even have to dispose of the furniture altogether.

If your furniture has sustained any form of water damage, SERVPRO can help restore it to its original state. Our water damage restoration experts are available in Los Angeles 24/7, every day of the year. We follow IICRC guidelines in every project to ensure that our methods are up to scratch with industry standards. Our aim is to return all water-damaged items to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."

In every home water damage situation, SERVPRO professionals begin by identifying the risk factors present in the water. This refers to the level of pathogens in the water as well as the risk level of contracting a disease from the water contamination. From this end, there are three main types of water damage: clean, gray, and black water damage (from least dangerous to most dangerous respectively).

Upholstered couches and chairs are particularly tricky to clean and dry. In most cases, SERVPRO technicians may have to use a pressure treatment to the pieces using extremely high-temperature water, subsequently killing any pathogens present. After eliminating the disease-causing agents, we proceed to dry the furniture properly. This involves placing them in a room that is fitted with a dehumidifier and air movers.

The air movers should be placed strategically to pass dry (hot) air over the furniture. This causes the moisture to dissipate into the air, where it is captured by the dehumidifier and released outside the house. Certain circumstances may require us to remove the upholstery entirely to ease the process of cleaning, treating and drying.

Wood furniture is similarly hard to clean. Often, the glue or bindings holding most wood furniture together succumb too easily to water damage. SERVPRO technicians can remove those pieces and then clean and dry them before putting them back together. This includes stripping, cleaning, and drying out the finish, and then reapplying it on the furniture. If the piece stays in the water for too long, it may sustain permanent water damage and force you to throw it out.

The best way to deal with water-damaged furniture is contacting an experienced water damage restoration expert. SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park has a wide range of experience in restoring different types of furniture, and we have the resources to return your piece to its original condition quickly and efficiently. Call us today at (323) 255-1000.

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Mitigating Water Damage in Your Los Angeles Bathroom Can Protect the Rest of Your Residence

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Mitigating Water Damage in Your Los Angeles Bathroom Can Protect the Rest of Your Residence If you experience water damage in your bathroom, call SERVPRO to fix the problem and prevent future damage.

Hiring Professional Water Damage Specialists Can Prevent Future Problems

Water damage in bathrooms is a common feature of many homes in Los Angeles. Often, homeowners try to cover it up to avoid embarrassment when guests visit. Some of the methods used, though, can make matters worse over time instead of fixing the problem.

Sealing up the seams in your bathroom in Los Angeles to prevent additional water damage can backfire. Instead of preventing the problem, water already present behind the shower doors cannot escape. As it evaporates through any available opening or seeps into other places in your home's structure, this moisture is free to cause damage wherever it travels.

Professional water damage restorers can help remedy the problem, eliminating both current challenges and future ones that can develop elsewhere in your home. Water and moisture do not disappear. It evaporates and then condenses in other areas when environmental changes happen. The moisture behind the walls in your shower can eventually make its way into your attic, crawl spaces, or other locations and the make a mess of things there.

Applied heating to the entire surface of your shower walls, in conjunction with an extraction unit designed to remove any evaporated moisture, thoroughly dries the interior wall space around your bathroom. After completely dried on the interior, then it is safe to apply new sealants and keep future showering activities from creating additional damage.

Without correct mitigation of a situation involving water damage, problems can spread to areas that seem unrelated and unconnected to the source. Many believe that water only flows downhill, so only areas below might suffer problems. However, with evaporation and condensation actively occurring in an ongoing manner, water can travel upwards to higher levels or areas of any home.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park wants to help ensure that water damage does not have a chance to spread inside your home. Contact us today at (323) 255-1000 to rid your bathrooms of unsightly problems. We are always available to answer your call and to perform any needed work.

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Aging Kitchens often Indicate Ongoing Water Damage in Silver Lake

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aging Kitchens often Indicate Ongoing Water Damage in Silver Lake Damage that stems from your kitchen sink can cause problems in your home. Contact SERVPRO to investigate, remediate and restore.

SERVPRO Technicians Investigate the Cause of Damage Before Starting the Remediation Process

Attempts at gaining better organization in the home often center around the busiest part of a house in Silver Lake – the kitchen. Clutter, like in other areas of the home, can detract from aesthetic beauty, as well as hide problem areas. In the kitchen, water damage can make areas look gray and dull, especially around the sink.
 
Cleaning up to improve a kitchen's appearance can reveal water damage in Silver Lake. This kind of harm can pose more problems than simply ugliness. When water damage forms, it often creates small areas that are rife with microbial activity. Cleaning an area does not always eliminate these pathogens. The space needs restoration, instead.
 
The employees at SERVPRO hold Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certificates from the IICRC, ensuring that they know the best practice methods for performing restoration work in all areas of a home. We also realize that sometimes water damage remains hidden until remodeling work happens, at which point the project stalls until after correction of the situation. Our intensive training prepares us well, so we handle each job skillfully. We know you want to live in a beautiful home that is also healthy, stable, and secure.
 
Water damage can prevent you from attaining your goals regarding your home's state. All life requires water, but your home is not alive and needs to remain dry, instead of wet. The growth of microbes, the decay of materials, ugly staining of walls and ceilings, and a musty odor can all trace their origins back to water damage. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) knows the best ways to eliminate odors water damage causes.
 
Fire might damage a home in a short time and produce immediately visible damage, as can flooding, but water damage sneaks up slowly in many cases, sometimes going for years without anyone noticing. Water spreads easily, so we use moisture detectors to track water down and locate other areas that can harbor water-related problems.
 
SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park's technicians live in our community and remain dedicated to helping homeowners enjoy their homes to the fullest. By performing mitigation services that effectively remove all types of damage and restore a home's beauty and integrity, we help homeowners protect their investment. Call us for any degree of water damage, 24/7, at (323) 255-1000.

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Contact A Professional Restoration Company For Water Removal In Your Los Angeles Home

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Contact A Professional Restoration Company For Water Removal In Your Los Angeles Home A flooded home here in California usually results from failing appliances or a damaged water line.

Water Removal

A flooded home here in California usually results from failing appliances or a damaged water line. Often, many people try to remove it with a Wet-Vac from their garage and then let everything dry by opening all the windows and putting wet furniture and other property outside in the sun. Doing this is never a good idea and leads to additional problems with water or even mold.

Water removal in Los Angeles can mean pumping out a flooded basement in a mini-mansion with ruptured plumbing or extracting water from the carpets in a duplex after the dishwasher failed to drain properly. SERVPRO has the experience and training to handle these situations and hundreds more.

When there is standing water deeper than two inches, our technicians start with commercial grade pumps. In case the power is out, we maintain a set of generators and generator trucks to ensure continuous electrical support. Once the water is brought down, or if the amount is less than two inches, we bring in smaller, water extractors to draw out the water that is trapped between floor boards or in carpets and carpet pads.

Next, we use moisture meters to determine if water has penetrated the drywall or other structural property. If there is, we establish air movers to blow warm air across the surface to force out the moisture. To compliment the air movers, technicians also set up dehumidifiers in every room where the surrounding air has tested high as well. These devices draw moisture directly from the air at a rate of over 20 gallons per day depending on the humidity and size of the dehumidifier.

As the air is drying out, technicians examine the carpets and floors for remaining water. We remove the carpet pads and dispose of them, then use the water extraction wands to remove any remaining moisture underneath. Once completed, we set up more air movers to dry out the surface before laying down a new pad and stretching the carpet back in place.

One of the most important factors in removing water from your home is speed. At SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park, we maintain a 24-hour response team to make sure we arrive and begin working as quickly as possible. If you need our services, call us today at (323) 255-1000 to begin.

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The Dangers of a Sink Overflow in Your Echo Park Home

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Dangers of a Sink Overflow in Your Echo Park Home Professional restoration technicians do much more than just dry out after damage. They follow the water path to make sure that mold is prevented.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Assess the Scene Before Beginning the Remediation Process

Sometimes, a sink can overflow. Usually, this happens from a clog in the drain, leaving the water nowhere else to go but over the lip of your sink. Even with the vent of the sink open, it might not be able to contain the water which is backing up.
 
An overflowing sink is one danger which can occur in your Echo Park home that probably does not concern you on a regular basis. It is a race to grab towels to soak up the water when the sink overflows, but there is additional water damage that is going on under the floor which towels cannot reach. You need a professional water damage restoration company in this case who can find the hidden damage and restore your home back to its proper condition. SERVPRO has the training and experience to help you.
 
Weakening Floor Joists
 
Water from an overflowing sink can weaken the integrity of floor joists. Once water gets under the floor covering, it sits on the joists and subfloor. It does not evaporate since there is nowhere for the vapor to go, so the wood continues to rot.
 
Mold and Mildew Growth
 
Perhaps the biggest danger of a sink overflow is mold and mildew growth. With the right environment, mold can grow quickly. Mold is a dangerous fungus that can cause adverse health effects. Once it starts to grow, mold can spread fast if not stopped.
 
Leaks in Rooms Below
 
Another danger is damage done to rooms underneath the overflow. If the problem starts in a second-floor bathroom and your kitchen is under it, the problem is doubled. You wind up with ceiling damage in your kitchen, plus various bacteria and germs have access to your kitchen.
 
Repairing the Hidden Dangers
 
Since there are so many possible dangers from an overflowing sink, it is important that you call SERVPRO right away. Our technicians have the tools to find hidden water and mold growth. We can also repair the damage, so your home is back to its previous condition.
 
SERVPRO of Silver Lake/Echo Park is always ready to help you in an emergency such as a sink overflow. You can reach them easily at any time of day or night by calling (323) 255-1000.

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Water Removal When Los Angeles Garbage Disposal Pipe Breaks

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal When Los Angeles Garbage Disposal Pipe Breaks Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Your Los Angeles Property

SERVPRO Cleans up the Kitchen After Water Damage

Water puddling on the floor near your kitchen sink demands quick action. An online check for “water removal near me” reveals that SERVPRO can be at your home fast, finding the source and offering a plan to get rid of the water and restore your kitchen fixtures to their pre-leak condition.

The tangle of pipes under your kitchen sink seemed to be doing their jobs until you stepped into that puddle. Reaching out to our team allows professional water damage experts to isolate the problem. Our staff checks for leaks and evaluates the pipes for cracks and unstable connections. Any evidence of blow-back of food debris from the garbage disposal into the cabinet is cause for treating the water removal in your Los Angeles home as gray or black water contamination. The presence of rotting food increases the chance of mold or other microbial growth. Tainted water may be trapped under the cabinet, soaking the subflooring. Deterioration of the floor and any ceilings or walls below the kitchen is possible. Our staff investigates for evident and hidden damage, offering you proven restoration options to return the structure to preloss condition.
 
Water removal proceeds swiftly with SERVPRO’s state of the art equipment. Powerful extractors vacuum water from the kitchen floor and the inside of the cabinet. The trim below the base of the enclosure is removable in most cases, and checking there for water accumulation allows for thorough moisture abatement and an inspection for mold or rotting wood. We follow EPA protocol to contain and remove mold colonies safely. Once standing water and any hazardous waste is gone our technicians arrange air movers to continue the drying process. Measurements of humidity levels guide our staff, indicating when the under-sink area and flooring are ready for additional restorative treatments.
 
Final steps for our crew include cleaning and disinfecting the space under the sink after the plumbing repairs and the water removal. Our staff fixes areas weakened by the water damage with new materials. Flooring damaged is reset or sanded and refinished, depending on type. Wet walls or ceilings under the sink are cleaned, dried, disinfected, and touched up to match surrounding unaffected areas. We strive to leave your home looking as though it has experienced no water damage.
 
Let SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park answer your water removal needs after a garbage disposal plumbing failure. Operators await your call to schedule a consultation at (323) 255-1000.

Any Size Leak can Necessitate Water Removal in Los Angeles

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Any Size Leak can Necessitate Water Removal in Los Angeles Water damage can quickly take over your home. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate!

Quick Action after Water Damage can Help to Prevent any Secondary Damage

It doesn't need to be a gushing line break that floods part of your home. It can be a small drip that is the source of accumulation in your living room ceiling that suddenly breaks open into your life from above. When a small leak goes unnoticed, the water must go somewhere or build up. Because water is heavy, and it's also able to soak into your semi-porous living room ceiling, it can give way when you least expect it to.
 
Los Angeles homes that have standing water or other water damage problems need water removal experts in order to begin the work necessary to fix the problems causing the leak or other situation. Not all water problems are from leaks and can be from sump pump failures, overflowing bath tubs and sinks, malfunctioning dishwashers, hot water heaters that have rusted, and many other sources. SERVPRO has professionals who can stop the flow of water, remove the standing water, assess the damage, and begin the drying process.
 
If your basement is experiencing problems with standing water of any depth, we can use submersible water pumps that remove the water to an outside location so it can drain safely away. Having a basement full of what might have started out as clean water but has now mixed with sewage because the sump pump burnt out from a short can create a bio-hazard mess throughout your basement. In situations like this, water removal is only the first step. Cleaning and decontaminating are both essential.
 
In normal situations, excluding those with bio-hazard issues, water removal is followed by water extraction from saturated materials. This is then followed by restoration, from repainting to the removal of damaged materials. When we're finished, it'll be “Like it never even happened.”
 
If you've found a watery situation in your home, you need to call SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park at (323) 255-1000 fast. We will be there as quickly as possible to begin working on getting the situation under control.