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Oxnard Structures Often Contain Asbestos Materials Requiring Expertise for Safe Removal--Call SERVPRO

9/8/2019 (Permalink)

Red Tape Barricade for Danger Asbestos SERVPRO Provides Safe and Secure Asbestos Abatement for Oxnard

Well-Trained Asbestos Abatement Professionals in Oxnard

The discovery of asbestos in older structures throughout Oxnard is not surprising, especially when you consider that this material used to be a standard in the construction world. Because of its potential health risks, and the damage it can do to those directly exposed, the need for abatement teams became a pressing concern. Our SERVPRO team has a group of restoration technicians specially trained to manage asbestos in structures and work to keep occupants of the building safe.

Asbestos abatement for Oxnard homes and businesses is not an approach that untrained and unskilled property owners should attempt on their own. There are no set levels of exposure deemed safe for this additive to flame retardant insulations and sprays. As such, California developed precise guidelines for the handling and management of these hazards, including training and experience that technicians in our abatement team must have before authorized to contribute. Also, the state has mandated that only contractors listed in the Cal/OSHA Asbestos Registration can remove these materials regardless of how concentrated or sparse the presence might be. Our professionals are among those qualified to handle these threats.
 
The presence of asbestos on its own, undisturbed, is not a pressing health risk. The trouble occurs when materials deteriorate over time, or shift and the disturbance of the installed asbestos material release dangerous fibers into the home. These fibers can remain circulating in a house for years, which is what makes immediate abatement from our SERVPRO professionals a wise choice. Per state regulations, our licensed professionals can utilize special equipment to sample the environment for asbestos and determine the concentration levels and the threat level.
 
The handling and disposal of materials with these dangerous fibers is a process strictly regulated with concise guidelines, and our professionals adhere to these policies and safely dispose of the material. We have specific containers that comply with the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency in California. Our ability to safely dispose of asbestos-containing construction materials (ACCM) from your home or business can keep you from falling out of compliance with the changing landscape of EPA, OSHA, and California safety regulations for ACCM.
 
Containment is an essential component of our removal and abatement processes. Depending on the situation, we can choose how to best quarantine these areas and remain in compliance throughout removal. Whether the discovery of these hazardous materials occurs by accident or through the renovation and remodeling of your aging property, our professionals can help.
 
Whether you know a risk exists or not, you can trust in our SERVPRO of Oxnard team to perform a thorough, honest inspection of the grounds for any hazards that exist. We can work quickly if asbestos gets discovered to keep your property and its occupants safe. Give us a call anytime you need us at (805) 984-2347.

Our Certified Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Oxnard Home After A Water Damage Emergency

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

A drying machine being used to fix carpet after water damage "Floating" a carpet that has suffered a water loss can dry the underlying slab, prevent delamination of the carpet and mold growth.

Water Spilling Over the Edge of Your Forgotten Tub Damages More than the Bathroom Carpet in Your Oxnard Home

Accidents happen most often in either the bathroom or the kitchen, and these include incidents without injuries. Those involving water can lead to someone slipping on a wet floor or getting shocked by a wet styling tool. When water gets displaced in your Oxnard home and ends up in the wrong place, it can harm your home's structure.

When a sink or tub overflows onto the floor of your house in Oxnard, water damage can start spreading from the area before you have a chance to turn off the faucet. SERVPRO's certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) understand the crucial importance of mitigating the area. The condition of the rest of your home depends on a skilled and competent mitigation team.

Training for Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) takes time but doing so means we can give our customers the quickest possible response when it matters the most. Water damage never takes a break in spreading to new areas of your home. It damages ever-larger portions of your property through both the condensation of water vapor onto other materials and the water gradually seeping farther away from the initial location of the invasive water.

More than your carpet gets wet when things like this happen. The floor below the carpet also gets soaked. Because of water's nature, it can also end up underneath the tub or sink's cabinet. Able to slowly leak downward from here, it can end up inside walls, corroding electrical components, compacting insulation, and starting microbial infestations.

Clipping the end of the carpet to an air mover in a large bathroom can help get small spills dried out, but rolling up while air drying a smaller carpet by taking it outside to dry there in the sunshine can also kill any microbes that might exist. The floor below requires treatment, so it dries as quickly as possible, too. Below the tub or sink, depending on the construction of your home, we might use imaging devices downstairs and go through an existing opening in the ceiling.

When water comes down into another area downstairs from an overflow, we want to collect the water as quickly as possible. This might require us to drill some holes into the ceiling to save it from collapsing. Our building services department, licensed under California State License Board (CSLB) #892710, helps ensure these tiny holes get patched up flawlessly after we finish mitigating the damage and restoring affected areas.

Walls that trap water release it once we drill holes behind the baseboard's location. We always replace this after we dry the interior with our Injectidry system. We do not want you to have to do any cleaning up after we leave.

Making your property “Like it never even happened” is important to us at SERVPRO of Oxnard. Call us at (805) 984-2347 when water threatens your home with damaging effects. We can stop the deterioration and prevent damage from progressing. 

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Oxnard Retail Shops Rely on SERVPRO for Post Fire Loss Cleanup and Restoration

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Protect the Contents of Your Oxnard Jewelry Store After a Fire

Jewelry stores present an impressive array of gemstones and diamonds to the Greater Oxnard area, helping to provide high-end accessories or the perfect way to propose. When fire disasters strike your facility, however, all of these high-end crafted pieces become at risk for damages from soot and smoke residues. Even encased pieces along the display counters can remain at risk, as often the back of these cases are open and susceptible to circulating particulates. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a fast response and the experience to manage this situation in every phase of its recovery.

We have a leading contents department, helping us to approach fire damage in Oxnard shops comprehensively and cost-effectively. These technicians that arrive at your business are responsible for working with the management of your facility to catalog any damaged or at-risk jewelry and accessories and remove it from the area. If certain products require cleaning, deodorization, and other recovery efforts, they can travel safely to our facility. Those that do not require focused cleaning can get moved to an area that cannot become affected by the overwhelming odor and soot conditions of the main show floor.
 
Because you have invested so much into this inventory, we take the time to document each piece in the lot and group them with unique coding systems. Not only can this help to keep our SERVPRO team informed about cleaning and recovery progress, but it can help you to access these items whenever you need to throughout the restoration of your store.
 
Our contents department can also oversee the return of these items to your store once our professionals have removed lingering fire damage effects and brought your building back to preloss condition. Because of our careful and meticulous documentation of the pack-out process, we can return each of these items to their original positions “Like it never even happened.”
 
There are always those looking to find the ideal engagement ring, improve on items they might already have, or add a new piece to their collection. Whenever fire loss incidents occur, however, a fast path back to serving your customers is with our SERVPRO of Oxnard team. We have a skilled contents department and reconstruction team that can make your storefront look better than ever. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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How Professionals Restore Fire Damaged Homes in Oxnard

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Even this seemingly small fire can spread residue throughout the home, damaging your treasures. Call SERVPRO to help restore your home.

Loss Recovery Services after Fire Damage in your Oxnard home

Fires that burn at high temperatures create rising air pressure, temperature as well as significant damage to the structure of your home. Open windows can result in large soot deposits on the exterior walls of your home as well as residues within. These high temperatures and high-pressure fires can also cause synthetic to finish to bubble or melt on furnishings and fittings requiring extensive loss recovery services to get them back to normal. We offer local technicians who can assess the damages caused by a fire-related incident.  We then put in place practical solutions to get your home back to its preloss condition.

When there is fire damage in your Oxnard home, you should seek the help of a professional. A do it yourself attitude can be beneficial in maintaining your home. Clearing away smoke residues is a complicated procedure and, without the proper knowledge and equipment, you could end up spreading residues to unaffected areas causing further soiling. SERVPRO fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) are specially trained to restore damages on walls or contents and reduce losses.

Here at SERVPRO, we train our technicians to operate with a restore over replace mentality. During a restoration service, these restorers can earmark certain items in the home, removing those that salvageable and earmarking them for storage at an external facility or on-site cleaning. Not all items are salvageable. Some may have to be disposed of or demolished, which is common in materials that have a porous nature and take on massive amounts of soot or residue.

When a fire burns for a long time in a property, you may find structure itself shows signs of damage. SERVPRO can pressure wash surfaces with significant soiling to discover whether the structure sustained harm. We can use sandblasting equipment to remove charring from surface layers or remove and clean the affected structure to prepare it for replacement from a third-party contractor. Sometimes, worn away finish can be sanded and refinished by SERVPRO technicians on-site without the need for enlisting a third party.

Professional restoration services can help to reduce losses in a damaged structure significantly. Contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 today.

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Our Water Damage Technicians Can Save Your Oxnard Home

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and that begins with a phone call to (805) 984-2347.

Protecting Belongings In Your Oxnard Home From Water Damage

With substantial water loss incidents that pour significant volumes of clean water to the floors of your Oxnard residence, it can be overwhelming to recall immediately how to make the situation better. Of course, it is imperative to shut the water off to the impaired appliance or section of plumbing and understand that these elements must get replaced or repaired before the water can get restored unless it is a non-vital appliance which can stay shut down for prolonged periods.

The next pressing concern for many homeowners is addressing the standing water damage to the Oxnard household, but this leaves vital areas of your property at risk for damage unnecessarily. As important as it is to begin extraction and water removal processes, protecting your belongings and possessions throughout the exposed area only takes a few moments and can save you time and money on restoration. Content management is a considerable portion of the water recovery efforts of our SERVPRO team, and for the DIY enthusiast, this should be a priority as well.

The approach with at-risk items is to determine their condition and how much attention and drying efforts they might individually need. Our SERVPRO content management team would classify them into three categories based on this visual inspection during the damage assessment portion of our restoration effort. Items and personal belongings can get considered a total loss, can be considered unscathed, or in need of restoration services.

While you might not have the experience or the equipment for restoration efforts on individual items, homeowners can still benefit from moving these contents to a safe location somewhere else in the house. The objective is to keep these items dry and protected until extraction and moisture removal efforts complete.

Our SERVPRO of Oxnard team has unique training and an entire dedicated area in our facility for content recovery, drying, and storage. Whenever your home is at risk for a water loss incident and the effects that can come with it, give our professionals a call. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and that begins with a phone call to (805) 984-2347.

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Renovations of New Oxnard Business Can Require Asbestos Abatement

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

We can kick those hazards right out your Oxnard door.

SERVPRO can and will get your asbestos issues under control.

New construction for Oxnard businesses does not always mean an entirely new building. With many older structures looking to get repurposed into the profitable businesses of tomorrow, certain demolition and renovation are necessary to make the property your own. With older buildings, refurbishment comes with the distinct threat of encountering asbestos – a formerly common insulation material now deemed hazardous. Once you have uncovered this material, it is best to leave abatement to qualified professionals like ours to ensure that your construction schedule does not take a substantial hit. 

Asbestos abatement in Oxnard refurbishment projects must happen carefully. Our SERVPRO professionals have training specific to the identification of asbestos materials throughout a building, including what has gotten used as a fire retardant for inaccessible areas or entire panels installed elsewhere on the property. We are licensed specialists, and can perform the work under a General Contractor License (#892710) to meet the strict California regulations and guidelines for both removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material (ACM.)

With the fibers of this carcinogenic material being a hazard to the wellbeing of our technicians and others exposed, containment and confident action are vital to reduce these risks. Before this work continues, it is crucial to get all of the workers in the building out to address the newly discovered threat, how widespread this situation is, and design a plan for safe removal. EPA testing can confirm the presence of asbestos in the environment, and once confirmed, exposed areas get isolated much like mold remediation projects with physical barriers and negative air machines fitted with HEPA filters. 

For any asbestos abatement projects occurring in the state, it is important to trust a team accredited through the California State Licensing Board (#892710), who works to adhere to the limitations and regulations for air quality concerns, employee safety, removal processes, and even proper disposal. Uninsured and unprofessional outfits can not only put your safety in question, but open your fledgling business up to steep fines from governing bodies. 

Personal protective equipment is vital to this work that our SERVPRO professionals do. We use fitted respirators tailored to the individual technician, full-body Tyvek suits with hoods, and gloves that can reduce our exposure when beginning the removal of this material, often with a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner designed specifically for asbestos. This class H equipment is much more powerful and can contain fibers even when our traditional HEPA filter vacuums cannot. 

You might not always want to invest in full new construction when prime real estate exists elsewhere that requires refurbishment and renovation instead. Be aware of potential risks in properties that got constructed before 1985, and if in doubt, let our SERVPRO of Oxnard help with a thorough inspection and abatement process when necessary. Give us a call at (805) 984-2347.

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Our Experts Explain Tips For Managing Water Damage In Your Home In Oxnard

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians can remove the water and dry the affected areas effectively.

Tips For Managing Water Damage In Your Oxnard Home Effectively

Dealing with a water loss incident in a home is not appealing, but many Oxnard homeowners find themselves in that situation. Bathtub overflows are a common cause of water damage in homes, and they can occur if someone leaves the water running for the tub to fill and forgets about it. This can send gallons of water on the floor. After a water loss incident in your house, you should take certain steps.

You can minimize the water damage in your Oxnard residence by shutting off the source of the leaking water. For instance, if you have a leaking fixture, search for the water shut-off valve for it. If you cannot find that valve, turn off the main shut-off valve to your property.

After shutting off the water, your responsibility is protecting the house from additional damage. You can move light and valuable furniture to safe areas. The other essential step is contacting a water remediation company such as SERVPRO to start the remediation process. Our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) can use shop vacs to remove the standing water to prevent further destruction of your property and its contents. Primary damage occurs when materials come into direct contact with water, while secondary damage results when water vapor damages materials.

If the bathroom is located on the second floor, it is likely for the water to ruin the ceiling of the room below. Proper drying is crucial for repairing water damaged ceilings. Failing to remove moisture properly can cause mold infestation that could pose a health risk to your family. Our technicians have the drying equipment to dry water-damaged materials. We use air movers to speed up evaporation and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air.

If there’s a chance that porous flooring materials, cabinets, or drywall have been exposed to water, our technicians can perform a detailed moisture inspection using infrared cameras. Water cools surface temperature after evaporating. Infrared cameras identify the differences in temperature to locate potential water damage. With this tool, our SERVPRO crew can identify the areas of concern. We also use moisture meters to detect and monitor the moisture in materials and take measures to remove it.

If you're dealing with a water loss incident in your home and need water damage restoration services, call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347. Our technicians can remove the water and dry the affected areas effectively. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Oxnard Helps Protect Homes from Further Destruction

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let fire damage take over you.

Let SERVPRO get you back to your life.

Fires can emanate from different areas of a home. Popular storage areas like attics, basements, and garages usually contain fire hazards like gasoline and other flammable liquids. After a fire, beginning the cleanup and restoration process immediately can minimize damage to your home and its contents.

The fire damage restoration process in Oxnard homes involves many things, including cleanup, rebuilding and deodorizing. At SERVPRO, we offer a wide range of services intended to bring a home back to the condition it was in before the fire. Water damage commonly occurs during the efforts to extinguish fires. Since fires are so destructive, the main thing homeowners think about is extinguishing the fire as fast as possible, regardless of the amount of water used.

It is critical to remove the water quickly to prevent mold infestation. Our technicians are trained to deal with water damage. We can use thermal imaging tools to find any moisture trapped in the walls and then use drying and dehumidifying equipment to dry the affected areas.

Soot and ash can also build up in your home after a fire, and they can ruin pipes, metals, and appliances. Soot is acidic and can ruin the surfaces it sits on. If a high oxygen fire damaged your home, we can use chemical dry sponges or dry-cleaning sponges to remove soot. If it was a low oxygen fire, we can use the wet sponge cleaning method to remove the soot. Smoke odors can be pervasive and may permeate into many areas of your home. SERVPRO franchise professionals can use thermal foggers to neutralize odor-causing particles.

Our top priority is to get your life and property back to normal, and we, therefore, take measures to prevent further damage from occurring during the restoration process. We can tarp and board up your home so it remains safe from the outside elements like rain, wind, debris, and individuals who may want to vandalize it.

If you have a fire damage emergency, the local restoration team at SERVPRO of Oxnard can work diligently to fix your property. We offer emergency response services around the clock and can get to your home within an hour of receiving your call. Contact us today at (805) 984-2347 for restoration services.

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SERVPRO Finds and Fixes Leaks, Removes All Traces of Water--Making Oxnard Properties Safe and Dry

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage from a Plumbing Leak in Your Oxnard Commercial Property--Call SERVPRO for Clean Up, Restoration, and REPAIR

Repairing Plumbing Quickly to Protect Your Oxnard Dormitory

Student housing like dorms for universities and colleges in Oxnard provides conditional accommodation for those attending these schools. When water loss incidents occur through breaches in the plumbing network throughout the building, many living spaces and communal areas can become substantially damaged with little warning. Custodial staff and maintenance for the university may not have the advanced equipment or expertise in disaster recovery made available to our certified professionals.

With multiple institutions both in and around Oxnard, a plumbing along with a restoration service may be needed. We have a comprehensive strategy to helping our customers to recover after water loss incidents. While our technicians arrive with sophisticated equipment to determine the full scope of the damage and what materials have absorbed spreading effects, we also have a licensed contracting division capable of handling many of the damages and vulnerabilities created with exposed structural elements and construction materials.

General Contractor License #: 892710
California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710

Identifying the precise location of the plumbing concerns is among the first steps taken when our SERVPRO professionals arrive at the dorm. We know how quickly a steady flow of water can relocate multiple students from the building, so we react quickly by bringing our state-of-the-art moisture content readers, leak detection equipment, and thermal imagery cameras to locate the break inside of walls, above ceilings, or below floors.

If the break is located in a wall cavity, our SERVPRO team can employ controlled demolition tactics to remove only the portion of the wall preventing access to the compromised portions of the pipe. Our general contractors have experience in all of the building trades, including pipe fitting and plumbing. With fast response to the emergency, we can often prevent more dorms from getting water damage by cutting out pitted plumbing joints and rusted components and replacing it with new materials.

We can offer a dual restoration service to our customers during a damaging water emergency. We respond rapidly; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. By quickly stopping the source of the leak, we can mitigate the damage. Then we have the trained plumbers to fix the problems before our contractors rebuild the torn out sections completing the job, "Like it never even happened."

Thousands of students use the dorms at campuses in and around the area, and our SERVPRO of Oxnard team must remain prepared for disasters that could substantially damage these buildings. Our team has experience, and industry-leading equipment to make compromised plumbing and water damage go away, fast. Give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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When A Flood Strikes Your Oxnard Home, We Can Help!

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard contents department help protect your treasured belongings when disaster strikes.

Content Management In Flood-Damaged Oxnard Ranch Homes

In single-story ranch homes common throughout parts of Oxnard, disasters like flooding can put all of the belongings and possessions of a family at risk. Addressing these concerns, along with the management of the flooding and removal of its effects are priorities for our professionals dispatched to the damaged address. We work to provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to their restoration from the initial inspection through reconstruction and cleanup, and this includes management of the contents within a property that can remain at risk for irreparable damage from the flooding.

We know how vital a fast response can be when flood damage has occurred in your Oxnard property, as the spread of floodwater can quickly saturate and impact more than the structural elements and construction materials in the property. The contents of your home represent the investments that you have made, and in many cases, these items are irreplaceable and unique. With the damage that flooding can do, you need our experienced SERVPRO contents department looking out for the belongings in your home.

The pack-out process is a vital component to the full-service experience that we can offer customers in their time of need. With a large SERVPRO facility nearby, we can relocate at-risk or damaged items to our warehouse to get specialized cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization services before they get stored in a climate-controlled vault until restoration work completes in the house and these items can get returned.

Not all of the flood scenarios require full removal of the contents of your property, however. Depending on the spread of the floodwater, there are instances where many of the items, furniture, and other personal belongings can get moved to another location in the house unaffected by the spread of floodwater.

Flood damage can affect your property in multiple ways, and without the appropriate preventative measures and recovery strategies, these effects can prove costly and destructive. Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard contents department help protect your treasured belongings when disaster strikes. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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