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Renovations of New Oxnard Business Can Require Asbestos Abatement

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Renovations of New Oxnard Business Can Require Asbestos Abatement 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)

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

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration in Oxnard Helps Protect Homes from Further Destruction 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)

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

Storm Damage When A Flood Strikes Your Oxnard Home, We Can Help! 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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Oxnard Homeowners Love SERVPRO's "One-Stop" Experience for Water Loss Cleanup and Plumbing Repairs

5/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Oxnard Homeowners Love SERVPRO's "One-Stop" Experience for Water Loss Cleanup and Plumbing Repairs Why SERVPRO? We Extract Water from Plumbing Leaks in Oxnard Homes Even as We Make the Repairs. One Call Does It All!

Repairing Plumbing and Water-Damaged Materials in Your Oxnard Home

We strive to offer a comprehensive approach to recovery and restoration in Oxnard homes and apartments when contending with water loss incidents and damages that can result from them. Addressing the source of this disaster is commonly the first step that we must take when our team arrives at a damaged property, and with causes like burst pipes or plumbing separations, these breaches must get located and repaired for our restoration technicians to find success with mitigation tactics and cleanup.

Our Oxnard team has extensive experience with plumbing and water damage, which can help us to address these impacts and problem areas in your home quickly and confidently. With a crew of contracting experts with years of experience in the building trades including pipefitting and plumbing, we have the tools, and hands-on expertise to replace portions of a damaged pipe or to replace fittings and connections weakened by pressure fluctuations, age, or mineral erosion.

Locating the precise location of this plumbing breach is critical when our SERVPRO professionals first arrive at your property. While there are extraction and drying efforts to contend with to begin recovering the damaged portions of your home, the situation can potentially continually worsen without repairs to this compromised point in the plumbing network. We can utilize auditory leak detection equipment that can determine the approximate location of the break. We also utilize infrared thermal imaging to map out any problematic damp area to ensure complete drying of affected areas.

With a better understanding of the location of the breach, our SERVPRO technicians can utilize controlled demolition techniques to remove only the portions of drywall preventing access to where repairs are necessary. Once exposed, our contractors can remove compromised pipes and fittings and fully replace essential components to help the system run optimally again before the removed drywall gets reinstalled. We know what we are doing. Here are several of our official documents: General Contractor License #: 892710, California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710.

Restoration companies can share certain approaches or equipment when drying up a water damaged property, but few of them also have the full-service approach that our SERVPRO of Oxnard team does to repair the broken plumbing as well to make this water loss incident “Like it never even happened.” For a stress-free "one-stop" cleanup, restoration, and repair service give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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SERVPRO Offers a Safe and Secure Asbestos Removal and Abatement to Your Oxnard Commercial or Residential Property

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Offers a Safe and Secure Asbestos Removal and Abatement to Your Oxnard Commercial or Residential Property Commercial Buildings in Oxnard, Asbestos Abatement by Professionals!!--Call SERVPRO

Why Asbestos Abatement in an Oxnard Property Might Be Crucial

The process of asbestos abatement can be long and arduous, making many home and business owners hesitant to go through with the process if it needs to be done. However, failing to hire a certified company like SERVPRO to remove asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from a structure may lead to severe penalties from government agencies and could cause long-term health effects of anyone living and working inside. Not all buildings built with asbestos need to have those products removed at any point before their demolition, but there are a few times in a building's life span when asbestos could become an issue.

Demolition
Demolishing a building constructed before 1978 (and possibly through the mid-80s) typically involves an asbestos abatement in communities like Oxnard. California has very stringent laws governing the removal of this carcinogenic material during a demolition. Asbestos becomes dangerous when it is broken down, damaged, and disturbed. During a demolition project, any asbestos-coated materials in the building are likely to be crushed, potentially creating hazardous materials in the process. SERVPRO technicians remove asbestos-laden materials before other demolitions can commence and carefully dispose of them in containers that comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.

Damage Restorations
Most of our damage restoration projects do not require asbestos abatement, even in older homes. However, extensive damages to some materials can cause them to become hazardous, requiring the use of specialized personal protective equipment (PPE) and containment efforts. Sometimes, we may also have to remove some asbestos-coated materials in your home to avoid disturbing them and creating a potential health hazard. In the workplace, added precautions are typically needed during the removal of this material.

Renovations
You may want to remove asbestos from your home in anticipation of any significant renovations or reconstructions that may happen shortly. SERVPRO can help to remove the hazardous substances from your home without severely disrupting your day-to-day life or creating dangerous conditions generally associated with the improper removal or disruption of asbestos materials.

SERVPRO of Oxnard specializes in fast, safe, and regulation-compliant asbestos abatement services for local homes and businesses. For questions about why your home might require asbestos removal, or for our 24/7 services, call us at (805) 984-2347.

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How Pros Restore Your Fire Damaged Oxnard Home

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Pros Restore Your Fire Damaged Oxnard Home You can trust SERVPRO of Oxnard to remove smoke and soot damage.

Why Oxnard Homeowners Should Not DIY Fire Smoke Cleanup

Fire damage brings several problems for a homeowner. Besides the direct damage from the fire, water damage from extinguishing the blaze plus the smoke residue and odor need addressing.

Fire smoke cleanup in your Oxnard home without proper equipment leaves your home open for secondary damages such as foul odors and mold. It is imperative to outsource the task to a professional mitigation company to avoid additional issues.

During the initial call, we gather information regarding the fire loss, and we often instruct the homeowner to avoid the area where the fire occurred and turn off the HVAC to prevent spreading soot in the ductwork.

When SERVPRO technicians arrive onsite, they test the smoke to see what kind of smoke is in the affected area of the home and contain the space to stop any further spreading of particles. Technicians remove objects and building materials too charred for restoration as they contribute only odors and the potential for spreading soot.

Depending on the type of smoke determined by testing, our technicians choose among three main kinds of cleaning methods: wet cleaning, dry cleaning, and peroxide-based cleaning.

Wet and dry cleaning uses sponges by hand or on poles and our proprietary formulas to attract soot to the sponge and remove it from walls and surfaces. Wet sponges work best with greasy films left behind by burned synthetic materials including plastic and rubber. Also, painted surfaces, wood and metal benefit from wet cleaning efforts. Dry sponges work on lighter, easier-to-remove smoke residues.

The application of peroxide-based cleaning happens on a case-by-case basis as it has the potential for bleaching. This method proves efficient for the removal of soot from acoustic ceiling tiles.

Once SERVPRO performs cleanup and disinfection on the fire loss areas, they inspect and clean the ductwork if needed. This action may include the use of professional equipment to neutralize lingering odors and filter change in the HVAC.

SERVPRO of Oxnard knows that even a small amount of fire damage leaves significant odors when inadequate fire smoke cleanup happens. Call us at (805) 984-2347, and our certified technicians will make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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After A Fire, Our Team Will Restore Your Oxnard Home To Pre-Damage Condition!

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire, Our Team Will Restore Your Oxnard Home To Pre-Damage Condition! SERVPRO of Oxnard are experts at restoring fire damage in your home in Oxnard or the surrounding areas.

Fire Damage Cleanup Services For Your Oxnard Home

Unpredictable, fire can spread in seconds and decimate your Oxnard home in just minutes. Even smaller fires which are put out fast can result in a high repair bill. It's essential that you have the right insurance policy to help mitigate any financial losses from fire. However, it is much better to prevent the fire from happening in the first place if possible.

After a fire in your Oxnard home, you need fire cleanup services from a professional remediation company. At SERVPRO, we know how to handle any size fire damage situation due to our extensive training and experience. When you hire us, you know that your home is in good hands and that we do what we can to have you back in your residence as quickly as possible.

Fires can be chemical or electrical in nature. There are many classes of fires, depending on how they began. Cooking fires are the most common kinds of fires in homes. Grease is very flammable, and it is not easy to extinguish the flames once they start. Do not leave your kitchen while cooking anything with grease, as this is how many kitchen fires start.

Many times, during fire damage restoration, SERVPRO technicians pack out some of your possessions in your home and store them at a safe location while we work. The success of a move-out depends on us properly packing, tagging, and inventorying contents. It is an essential step of the process, and we ensure that we are very accurate, so the work site and all your possessions stay organized and safe. We handle everything with care as if it were our own and make sure that nothing gets damaged.

Faulty wiring or outlets being overloaded can create an electrical fire. If you plug something in that has a faulty cable, it could spark and start a fire. Your home’s wiring should be checked for a professional electrician, primarily if you reside in an older home.

Heat sources also cause fires when something combustible is too close to them. Whether a kerosene heater or an electrical heater, inspect them before using to make sure they are in good condition, including any wiring. Do not leave your home with one of these devices running.

SERVPRO of Oxnard are experts at restoring fire damage in your home in Oxnard or the surrounding areas. Make sure you ask us for help by dialing (805) 984-2347 once the flames are extinguished so we can stop even more damage from occurring.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Team Ready To Handle Oxnard Water Damage

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why SERVPRO Is The Team Ready To Handle Oxnard Water Damage SERVPRO is ready to tackle leaks inside your home, eliminating odor damage. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Serving Up Water Odor Control in Oxnard

Soda bars are a fun and functional upgrade many homes indulge in, like any appliance, they need to be periodically checked for signs of water damage. The supply lines that feed into the unit can show signs of wear and pressure regulators should be tested regularly to ensure they are in working order.

SERVPRO was called for a water odor problem at a home in Oxnard. The homeowner had previously discovered a leak in the main supply line that fed tap water into the unit and mixed with carbonation and syrup when soda was made.
The homeowner had gotten the leak fixed, and an unpleasant odor remained in the room, and he could not locate the problem. SERVPRO technicians used soft probes and thermal imaging to trace the source of the smell and found when the fountain was used, a small mixture of water and syrup was running down the back of the vintage stainless steel bar and collecting on the wall. The steel bar was placed directly against the wall, effectively blocking any airflow. The area between the bar and the wall was retaining this moisture and causing an unpleasant odor.

The drywall was showing damage from being regular dampened, so it was removed. Air movers were specially angled to direct airflow into the wall cavity behind the bar. Once the area tested for optimal dryness, we used direct spraying for the wall area, bar and floor to clean up any remaining water/syrup residue, but a slight odor remained.

Because SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of odor control, we know that a single method may not be sufficient and most cases, multiple approaches to eradicating foul odors are necessary. Ultra low volume fogging penetrates areas odor particles hide and neutralizes them with a solvent -based deodorizing fog. Once the odor was gone, our technicians suggested to the homeowner to doublecheck the supply lines and place the bar with enough space to allow for any moisture collected during operation of the soda fountain to evaporate naturally.

SERVPRO of Oxnard has the equipment and expertise to find and neutralize your water odor problem. We are available 24-hours a day at (805) 984-2347.

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