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When Demolition is Necessary After Flood Damage in Oxnard

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Demolition is Necessary After Flood Damage in Oxnard Depending on the amount of flood water, sometimes demolition is a necessary part of water damage restoration restoration.

Stubborn Issues You Are Likely to Face After Flood Damage in Oxnard

When a flood strikes Oxnard, you have little option but to wait for the water in the area to subside, extract the pools inside your home, and then do repairs. The cost of repairs depends on many factors including the intensity of the flood, or how long the water remains in the house. Although your focus may be on how to remove the water, other aspects of the process might be harder to address. Our professional restoration service helps combat these issues efficiently because of our advanced skills and experience.  

Because of contamination and compromised structural integrity in some areas, repairing flood damage in Oxnard may involve demolition. Such teardown helps remove contaminants embedded in porous materials such as drywall. Removing materials soaked to the point of losing structural integrity is also essential. For example, insulation might lose R-value after a flooding incident. Such demolition requires proper care to avoid damaging other useful materials in the surroundings. Our SERVPRO technicians have a wide range of tools including rubber hammers, pry bars, crescent wrenches and molding lifters that ease the work and reduce the dangers of damaging other building materials.  

Bad odors develop easily after a flooding incident. Most of the odor emanates from the soils and other contaminants deposited by the floodwaters and therefore disappear after cleaning. However, if the odor-causing agents penetrate deep into materials, it requires additional deodorization steps. Odors might also stem from moisture problems such as mold. Our SERVPRO technicians take definite steps to deodorize property effectively. After sanitizing all affected areas using OSHA approved cleaning agents, we check for moisture in different materials and dehumidify them. If the odors persist, we can use advanced equipment such as Ozone generators or ULV foggers to release agents that pair with the odor particles, destroying them.  

Refinishing all areas affected by the cleaning, demolition or other restorative processes is essential but can be easily overlooked. Our SERVPRO technicians take all the necessary steps to restore affected areas to the preloss state including matching repainted surfaces to surrounding areas.  

You can easily overcome stubborn problems after flooding with the help of a professional restorer. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 to assist you. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Oxnard Properties, Hardwood Flooring Problems from Fires, and SERVPRO to Make Things Right Again

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Oxnard Properties, Hardwood Flooring Problems from Fires, and SERVPRO to Make Things Right Again Call SERVPRO to Salvage Your Oxnard Fire-Damaged Flooring, "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Fire and Soot Damaged Hardwood Floors in Oxnard Homes

While many effects could spread out through your Oxnard home following a large fire, homeowners often fixate on the immediate concerns like structural damages and openings rather than addressing the entire scope of the damage together. Acquiring professional restoration technicians like ours can help you to get the right processes started at the appropriate points to preserve as much of the original materials used in your home’s construction as possible.

Assessing fire damage is the first step for our team when we arrive at your Oxnard residence. Once we understand the stretch of these effects throughout the property, we can work to begin our mitigation process to remove at-risk items from the premises and protect them from influences like soot staining, smoke residue, and odor penetration. Soot and smoke residues are a common byproduct of a widespread fire event, and even without directly igniting hardwood flooring in your home, these effects could permanently damage this flooring material.

Our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly with the equipment designed to make mitigation as effective and efficient as possible. While in some ways this involves fire debris removal and preparing the property for reconstruction efforts to come, it also involves protecting surfaces like the hardwood from lingering fire effects and potential hazards that could damage it during the reconstruction of other areas in the house.

High powered vacuums begin the cleaning of hardwood, as wiping and brushing in these particulates runs a risk of embedding the soot or residue farther, staining it and making it nearly impossible to recover. If the flooring became water damaged from extinguishing efforts, this would be the time that our SERVPRO professionals would utilize our drying mats and injecti-dry system to draw moisture out from the material carefully.

While this is only one aspect of fire recovery for your home, it can showcase our ability to do a thorough job with every facet of fire restoration your house requires. Give our SERVPRO of Oxnard rapid response team a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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Call Our Crew Immediately After Your Home In Oxnard Experiences A Flood

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call Our Crew Immediately After Your Home In Oxnard Experiences A Flood Call (805) 984-2347 to start the cleanup in your home now.

SERVPRO Talks About The Dangers Of Waiting To Address Flood Damage In Oxnard

Flooding is one of the most severe situations a homeowner can face. Flood water generally speaking doesn't enter your home "clean" like water from a plumbing issue or appliance failure. On its way to entering your home, the water can pick up toxins, debris, even sewage, and harmful substances.

When SERVPRO gets a call to handle flooding in an Oxnard home, our technicians arrive with safety for all at the top of the list. We are local to the area and familiar with the municipal, state and federal regulations for decontamination. During the first entry, it is common for technicians to spray an EPA-registered disinfectant on areas deemed to be affected. The next course of action determines if containment measures are necessary to stop the spread of contaminants to other areas of the home currently unaffected by flood waters.

Removing flood water from inside and around the home is a priority. We have different types of pumps depending on the amount of water that needs to be moved out. Our truck-mounted units can quickly pull thousands of gallons of water from the house. Technicians test the water to determine what types of contaminants and the emergency level of the water in the home and assign a designation of either gray or black water, so they know the emergency procedures to follow to decontaminate the home safely.

Since our IICRC technicians have certifications in several areas of applied restoration processes including Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying, our goal is to restore rather than replace. We inspect each affected surface and item, but in the case of severe gray or black water damage restoring may not an option for some items due to the porosity, as porous items cannot be adequately disinfected to remain safely in the home. The more quickly the cleanup begins, often the more possessions that can be saved.

When flood damage happens, the clock is ticking on saving your home from further damage. SERVPRO of Oxnard is available 24/7 for emergency services. We arrive quickly and get started immediately. Call (805) 984-2347 to start the cleanup in your home now.

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals Explain the Different Threat Levels of Floodwater

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Franchise Professionals Explain the Different Threat Levels of Floodwater Are storms pouring water into your home? Call SERVPRO of Oxnard to restore your home.

Flood and Water Damage Categories for Oxnard Homes

Massive water loss incidents that occur in your Oxnard home, or flooding that can penetrate your property from the outside, offers a wide range of potential hazards and contaminants to the house. With the understanding that many of these incidents require risk assessment and biohazard awareness, it has become commonplace to categorize loss incidents to determine the proposed threat level. These same categories also designate specific restoration and mitigation approaches.

Flood damage to your Oxnard home, for example, always gets classified in Category 3 which is the highest level of threat to your home from a water emergency. Understanding the categories and the risks that they present can help you to understand your need for professional restoration like our SERVPRO professionals. We have the skills and training to face potential contamination and make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

1: Clean Water

Category 1 incidents involve clean water, and this involves water loss incidents from burst pipes, appliances, roof leaks, and situations like this. The water that affects your home does not have the opportunity to become contaminated by other hazards, and affected materials can often get preserved with immediate mitigation and restoration actions.

2: Grey Water

Category 2 water loss incidents involve mildly to moderately contaminated water because of its source. These microorganisms can prove hazardous to those exposed, but not at the same level of severity or risk level of those exposed to Category 3. Without the appropriate restoration work from professionals, Category 2 incidents can become high-risk Category 3.

3: Black Water

Much of this classification is what could potentially be in the water rather than knowing with certainty that these contaminations exist when flooding occurs. With chemicals, bacteria, toxic substances, and sewage that flood water can come into contact with, the risk for severe contamination and threats to health are high. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to quickly extract excess water from your flooded home and work to remove affected materials and contents, allowing our licensed contractors to begin reconstruction and replacement as soon as the risk gets addressed.

Flooding and substantial water loss incidents present varying degrees of risk to your home and its occupants. Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard rapid response team determine this risk and begin the appropriate restorative actions required to return your property to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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A Guide to Oxnard Fire Damage Remediation

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Guide to Oxnard Fire Damage Remediation If a fire ever damages part of your home, you can rest assured that team SERVPRO will arrive with haste to assess and remediate the damage.

The Safe and Efficient Fire Debris Cleanup Service Here in Oxnard

Fires can be devastating, both literally and emotionally. Charred remains are an unpleasant reminder of the event and can be odorous, or worse unsafe. You need a qualified professional to sort through the debris, dispose of it properly in line with state or federal laws as well as to assess what can be salvaged and what cannot. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with cleanup operations after property disasters and can be trusted to provide a professional service to the community.

The type and scale of fire debris in Oxnard properties can vary greatly. Depending on the size of the fire there may be structural damage, charring on fittings and furniture or possessions. SERVPRO can help you with any size or scale of damage by using a range of equipment. Depending on your needs we can liaise with remodeling contractors on your behalf or send technicians with IICRC certificates in odor control and fire remediation.

One thing we can do on arrival is returned the home to a safe environment. That could include restoring power, removing hazardous materials or checking for other potential damages that may not be visible. We can also conduct a thorough pre-test to assess the type of materials burned and the type of residue left behind; different materials burn in different ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to cleaning them.

At SERVPRO we have access to a wide range of equipment. Where there are charred fittings, for example, we can use sandblasting to aggressively remove the visible signs leaving behind a smooth, clean surface. Equally, soda and ice blasting techniques can be useful in removing soot that has set into fabrics or furnishings. Our team find solutions on a case by case basis and can tailor the approach to your requirements.

After a fire, not all items are salvageable. Those that are not salvageable can be packed up and taken by SERVPRO for safe disposal. Our team is happy to remove any items and promise to clean up after themselves, leaving your home "Like it never even happened."

If you would like to know more, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 today.

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Has Mold Become a Tenant in Your Oxnard Apartment Complex?

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Has Mold Become a Tenant in Your Oxnard Apartment Complex? SERVPRO can remediate the mold in your apartment complex before it becomes a major issue.

Fast Mold Remediation for Your Oxnard Apartment Complex

Running an apartment complex for Oxnard residents can often feel like one minor issue after another. As the landlord or owner of the property, you often assume responsibility and financial obligation when situations threaten the individual apartments, requiring a fast repair or cleanup. Mold growth also requires a fast response from trained professionals, and our team can help to identify the full spread of the damage and prevent the situation from getting worse.

With mold damage in Oxnard, the organism spreads quickly to affect multiple areas and units within your complex. While the situation initially began in one area, the growing colonies can move quickly to affect shared walls and living spaces for multiple residents. You must act quickly to prevent the compromise of structural integrity, not to mention the possibility of health effects for renters exposed to the thriving, active colony.

Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training to be among the best possible choices for our customers regarding the removal of mold and the restoration of the damage that occurs. We begin this process by containing the current growth using advanced equipment and thick plastic sheeting. Our machines like hydroxyl generators, ozone machines, and air scrubbers all work to remove spores from the environment and purify the air quality in affected areas.

In situations where many residents might get displaced by active colonization, our SERVPRO technicians work to remove the mold growth as efficiently as possible. While our focus is often to preserve original construction materials where possible, often it is more cost-effective and time-saving to remove overly damaged structural elements and replace them during reconstruction to rid the property of active colonization fast. Our professionals on site can determine the best approach to getting your residents back into their respective units as quickly as possible.

Mold damage is anything but convenient for a property owner, but it is also something that you cannot ignore. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly with the expertise and equipment to help. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (805) 984-2347.

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Call The Professionals When You Discover Mold In Your Oxnard Home

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call The Professionals When You Discover Mold In Your Oxnard Home Call the experts to remove mold from your carpet.

Preventing Carpet Mold in Your Oxnard Residence

Many Oxnard homeowners do not realize just how easily mold and mildew growth can occur to areas like the carpeting and flooring of their houses. Often these situations result from an inadequate cleaning from water damage that can persistently stay damp and moist for a few days, allowing mold spores to settle on the material, seat, and then spread. The trouble with carpeted areas is that much of the mold damage that can affect this material occurs out of sight, providing a potentially hazardous situation for homeowners.

While many of these same homeowners have understood the importance of mold remediation in their Oxnard property, others believe that the situation is not that serious or goes away without direct intervention. Preventing mold growth in your carpets is not impossible, but knowing when to contact our applied microbial remediation specialists at SERVPRO can make it even simpler.

Once our experienced team arrives at your home, we can use our equipment and hands-on training to identify the spread of the organism and set up a containment barrier to prevent it spreading to other areas of the property. While mold damage can spread quickly throughout your home once the colonization begins, there is still an early window that can allow you to prevent the complete degradation of your carpets.

This process begins with the water damage incident that brought you to the point of allowing mold damage into your home. Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly to an emergency to help you rapidly extract the water and begin drying out all of the affected areas with dehumidifiers and air movers working together, which if it happens early enough, can make these materials uninhabitable for newly forming mold colonies.

Preventing mold damage to your carpet is not something that every homeowner can do on their own, and in many cases, it requires a professional team of remediation experts to overcome. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard specialists can arrive quickly to contain the spread of this organism and work to remove active spores from the area to limit the possibility of recurrence. Contact us whenever you experience water damage or discover mold growth by calling (805) 984-2347.

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SERVPRO is Here to Rescue Your Medical Clinic From Mold Damage!

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is Here to Rescue Your Medical Clinic From Mold Damage! Our priority is to remediate your clinic free of any mold infestation!

Mold Removal from Your Oxnard Medical Clinic

With the reliance that the community has on the operating hours of your Oxnard medical clinic, every incident that occurs requires immediate attention from trained professionals to overcome quickly and thoroughly. The less time that you have to turn your patients away, the better able you are to serve the area with the medical expertise that you have and the advice or treatment they might require. Some disasters can develop quickly and require highly-trained professionals like ours to remove and restore such as mold growth.

While mold removal is the obvious choice for your Oxnard facility, there is more at stake than the integrity of the materials that these organisms use to feed. Two primary concerns about mold growth in the facility are the exposure of your patients and staff to volatile organic compounds which can cause health effects, and also the irreplaceable hard copies of medical records and documents stored within the facility can become compromised by the moisture and spread of the mold.

To prevent further exposure to your staff and the patients seeking care in your facility, you must vacate the premises until our SERVPRO remediation teams can remove the active organism. We set up physical sheeting barriers and utilize machines like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to begin purifying the indoor air quality and preventing the spread of active mold spores to new areas of the clinic.

To protect the documents and equipment from the spread of this organism in the affected area of the clinic, our Contents Department can remove this sensitive information to a secure facility nearby. If the documents have become affected by dampness or moisture, we can freeze dry them to protect their information and ready them for their return to the facility once the mold colonies have gotten removed.

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While you might not get prepared to face mold growth that happens unexpectedly in your medical office, there are some ways that you can act quickly to get yourself back to helping the community quickly. Trust our SERVPRO of Oxnard remediation specialists to use the full measure of our resources to handle this hazardous presence fast. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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Revealed: Mold Damage Remediation in Oxnard is Best Left to the Certified Professionals

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Revealed: Mold Damage Remediation in Oxnard is Best Left to the Certified Professionals Mold comes in many colors and spreads quickly. Contact our team to investigate the extent of the mold damage and mitigate the situation in your home.

Why SERVPRO is the Wise Choice for Mold Damage Remediation in Oxnard

When mold growth becomes a concern in your Oxnard residence, it can be tempting to try to manage the problem yourself. Mold damage can feel like you are not in control of the fundamentals of home ownership. Many times homeowners feel that mold colonies are evidence of inadequate maintenance or cleaning. In most cases, this notion could not be further from the truth. Our training and expertise in remediation help you understand why our professional services are crucial.

Learning the truth about mold damage in Oxnard from remediation experts clarifies what a homeowner can do to limit the chance that mold growth recurs. Our microbial abatement technicians complete a comprehensive course underwritten by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. The pervasiveness of mold spores is understood to be a given in homes and outdoors. Instead of an attempt to reduce mold spores as a remediation strategy, our team works with property owners to minimize the excess moisture that activates spores instead.

SERVPRO avoids the use of diluted bleach or other over-the-counter methods to remediate mold growth. Household bleach is already mostly water, and diluting it increases the risk that its use as an antimicrobial might actually increase mold damage. The active ingredient rarely penetrates deeply enough into porous building materials to kill all parts of the mold. It might lighten a residual mold stain, does not remove the entire organism.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a mold remediation protocol our team follows. Adherence to this effective procedure is why SERVPRO delivers a reliable result when we take on your mold damage project. Instead of using broadcast antimicrobial treatments on their own we work in each mold case to locate the extent of the mold growth, contain it within a manageable area, and remove and properly dispose of the mold material.

Our mold removal techniques are straightforward -- brushing or scraping off the growth or using gently abrasive techniques like soda blasting that removes the mold and its intricate hair-like hyphae “roots” from even porous materials. Mechanical removal is why SERVPRO mold remediation is successful as long as efforts are made to limit moisture from saturating the materials again.

Our research-based approach is why SERVPRO of Oxnard delivers successful outcomes on mold remediation projects. Call us at (805) 984-2347 to set up a consultation to remove current mold and avoid its resurgence.

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How SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Carpet in Your Oxnard Home

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Carpet in Your Oxnard Home Drying flooring correctly requires advanced knowledge. SERVPRO team members regularly train for water loss situations.

The Advantages of Using Multi-disciplined Technicians for Oxnard Properties with Water Damage

Owning your property makes you responsible for any damages that occur. Unfortunately, most homeowners have had bad experiences relating to water damages. One of the primary reasons is that a myriad of different things can cause these types of loss with no way to predict or mitigate against it. How you respond to the situation is what makes the difference when it comes to reducing the amount of harm caused, and that is why most flood damage requires professional assistance.

Private residences that have been afflicted by water damage in Oxnard and the surrounding area rely on local services for quick call out times. As a general rule of thumb, the longer water is allowed to saturate your furniture and possessions the harder it is to restore them to preloss conditions. SERVPRO operates locally, using IICRC certified technicians that are just a phone call away. Having experience in dealing with homes just like yours guarantees a professional and personal service that is efficient and on time.

One of the features of a SERVPRO technician that stands out is their multi-disciplinary training. We operate a 24/7 emergency line. On receiving your call, we can arrange for precisely the type of technician, equipment, and attention you need within four hours of notification of loss. Carpeted properties, for example, can be trickier to deal with as fabrics become up to 50% weaker when saturated with water.

SERVPRO has specialist carpet technicians who can assess and remediate your fittings causing minimal damage. Usually, we can remove the carpets to a designated clean room where both sides  are dried correctly using low-powered extractors or rapid air movers that are sensitive to fabrics. Once dried, we treat both sides of the carpet with anti-microbial treatment to limit the chances of secondary damages like mold growth. We can also inspect your subfloor for any signs of structural damage.

For expert restoration of your private property, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347.

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