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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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Is a Wind Storm Blowing Your Oxnard House Down?

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is a Wind Storm Blowing Your Oxnard House Down? High winds can cause property damage. Call SERVPRO to mitigate the damage.

Mitigating Against Further Property Damages after a Wind Storm in Oxnard

Your property can sustain damages from exposure to violent winds of up to 60mph. At this speed, uprooting trees, and considerable damages can occur to roof tiles, windows and other fixtures in your home. Once winds settled down, you may need to seek professional assistance to get your property back to the way it was before. We offer local technicians, on call for residents in need.

The level of permanent damage sustained to your property during a wind storm in Oxnard depends on how quickly you act to repair the situation. There is a knock on effect whereby structural openings, caused by the storm, then allow in excess water or compromise the security of your home. SERVPRO offers a 24-hour call line for our residents with trained technicians ready to help you in a storm scenario.

Once we have arrived on site, we can begin to mitigate further losses. In a severe storm, it is not uncommon for third-party contractors to be needed to remodel or repair roofs, windows, and other areas. Our job is to prepare the site as a safe workspace for these contractors. That could be by boarding up openings, removing debris or restoring power to the property.

We can also carry out essential restoration work before remodeling begins. SERVPRO technicians are trained to spot things that may cause permanent damage if not repaired immediately. Pooling water, for example, can become absorbed into your floor causing buckling or mold growth. We can work to prevent that using extractors, pumps, and dehumidifiers to mitigate the loss.

Personal contents like furniture or ornaments may also sustain damages while work is carried out on your home. We can pack these out to an external facility and create an itemized list to be passed along to your insurer. Finally, SERVPRO can thoroughly deodorize the affected area using thermal foggers to remove any unpleasant odors that may occur from water or mold damages.

Our emergency restoration team could help prevent permanent damages to your home, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347.

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When Water Soaks Your Oxnard Home, Make the Call to SERVPRO for Great Results

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Soaks Your Oxnard Home, Make the Call to SERVPRO for Great Results Water Removal Help Needed for this Oxnard Family--A Good Thing They Called SERVPRO

How SERVPRO Handles Common Water Damage Issues in Oxnard

Coming home to the aftermath of a broken pipe or appliance failure can seem overwhelming. It is hard to believe that much water can invade a space so quickly and water damage in your Oxnard home or business can get worse the longer the excess moisture remains. No matter if it is a localized watery mess in your kitchen or utility room or a major flood from a plumbing disaster, SERVPRO of Oxnard has the equipment and expertise to handle it.

Since water damage can occur at any time to an Oxnard property, SERVPRO of Oxnard technicians are available 24-hours a day. When you contact our emergency response team, they arrive on-site within hours to begin the clean up for your property. We find out as much as we can regarding the situation in your property, so we arrive with the right equipment configuration in our green service vehicles. Once we arrive, a technician goes over the job process with the property owner, with excellent communication, everyone is on the same page for how our remediation process works.

What are Some Types of Water Damage?

SERVPRO of Oxnard sees two common types of water loss in Oxnard homes from a category one (clean) water spill, and both usually appear together. The first type is visually apparent, where there are wet surfaces, flooring, and contents, and this is one of the first tasks, extracting any standing water. We use all types of equipment from basic squeegees and mops to portable and truck mounted extractors. Depending on the size of the water to be cleaned, we have the equipment to meet the challenge.

The second type has the potential to be even more damaging to a structure and possessions as it is the moisture that cannot be seen with the naked eye as voids behind walls and ceilings, under flooring and in carpet padding for just a few examples. This can lead to mold issues, rotted drywall or wood, and foul odors. Additionally, incomplete drying of flooring can lead to a weakening of the integrity of the subfloor and soft spots that may potentially cause safety issues. Get it dry quickly with SERVPRO of Oxnard, We're Faster To Any SIze Disaster.

How is Moisture Detected in the Structure or Items?

Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO of Oxnard technicians have different types of equipment to detect hidden moisture. We have specialized moisture sensors to use around baseboards and walls, and probes for soft surfaces such as carpet and padding. Thermal imaging is also useful for finding pockets of moisture inside wall cavities. SERVPRO techs map out all areas the water has affected using these devices. We carefully address each area and get it ready before the drying phase begins. For example, weep holes may be drilled into sagging ceilings or drywall to allow for drainage and air flow. Furniture that is retaining moisture may be placed on blocks to be dried or relocated to a dry area of the structure.

The setup for drying is exact and detailed. Our technicians check and double check readings to ensure they have the right determination for temperature, humidity and other factors that can affect the drying of the structure and contents. When determining a baseline for dryness, there is no set single reading for all jobs. SERVPRO technicians take readings from unaffected areas of the home to determine the appropriate level of dryness for the water damaged area of the property.

Drying Equipment is More Than Big Fans

There is a science to the setup of the air moving equipment SERVPRO uses. Our technicians map out the air flow in the water loss area to determine the best angles to set up the fans to cause the moisture to rise. The dehumidification equipment effectively captures the moisture and eliminates it by pulling in the moist air and discharging warm, dry air. The dry air, in turn, absorbs moisture from wet objects in the area and the cycle continues. This is how we can dry both structure and affected furnishings in the same room. We try to disrupt the property as little as possible during remediation, and our goal is always to restore rather than replace, saving property owners money whenever we can.

We also have specialized dehumidifiers when the dewpoint is too low in Oxnard to use a standard unit. Desiccant dehumidifiers work by using chemical attraction instead of the usual method of condensation to remove water vapor from the air.  Silicate gels are often the chemical of choice for these devices. This type of equipment produces one of the lowest vapor pressures, and they are ideal to use when drying is needed in dense building materials such as plaster over lath and in some cases, hardwood flooring.

Cleaning to Sanitary Standards

After the drying phase of water damage restoration is complete. SERVPRO technicians verify the moisture levels in all affected areas of the Oxnard residence to ensure the water content levels are at the established baseline. Technicians then wipe down the surfaces including walls and ceilings with our high-grade antifungal solutions to clean, disinfect and inhibit mold growth.

Both sides of the carpeting are routinely treated with an EPA-registered disinfectant after extraction. If needed, ULV fogging is used to neutralize residual odors on a case by case basis. Upholstery is often treated with an antifungal to discourage mildew after complete drying. Thorough drying and sanitizing is often enough to eliminate residual odors, if any remain behind, our Odor Control Technicians have several different methods of eliminating unpleasant odors.

Once the job is complete, a SERVPRO technician performs a walk through with the property owner to ensure that all established remediation points have been handled and a quality cleanup and restoration job have been done to the satisfaction of our customer.

SERVPRO of Oxnard has the expertise and resources to combat water damage in your home or commercial property. We are proud to serve the Oxnard, California area including the areas of 93030, 93033, and 93036. We are available 24/7, and the process starts as soon as you call our emergency response team.

Oxnard Drips, Homeowners Worry about Property Damage, SERVPRO Restores!

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Oxnard Drips, Homeowners Worry about Property Damage, SERVPRO Restores! Oxnard Homeowners are relieved when our SERVPRO Green Vehicle Arrives for Water Damage Cleanup

Slow Leak Creates Big Water Damage in Oxnard Home

Not every water damage call we receive requires clean up for a full house flood. Sometimes little leaks have quietly seeped into drywall, floors or ceilings for an extended period unseen. This type of water intrusion can do much damage, and the situation needs to be remediated quickly.

When building materials in an Oxnard home suffer water damage, it is crucial that the area is dried and repairs made in short order. A small leak in a vanity wall in the bathroom can spread to throughout the drywall until the homeowner notices either tell-tale water rings in the ceiling below in the case of an upstairs leak or the heralding odor wetness brings after some time. Plumbing under kitchen sinks hidden by cabinet doors is often caught the same way after it has been dripping.

Why SERVPRO? We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and it does not matter if you discover damages from water at two in the morning or afternoon, you can expect an immediate response to your issue.

Standing water is rarely an issue in this type of call, but our SERVPRO technicians know drying the area is a priority. If the walls behind cabinets or vanity are saturated, small weep holes drilled can allow for adequate air circulation to thoroughly dry the area using industrial air movers and dehumidifiers to dry and lower moisture levels in the affected areas rapidly. Moisture probes are used to verify walls, ceilings and flooring are completely dry.

Drywall that is too damaged to restore is removed, and our technicians can then sanitize and perform odor and deodorization as needed to the damaged areas. If the application of solvents is not enough to clean and eliminate residual water odors, our Odor Control Technicians often use air scrubbers or Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging machines to neutralize foul scents.

You do not have to live with the constant reminder of a small leak. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 anytime 24/7 and we can be on-site within hours to turn back the clock on the damage and odors in your home "Like it never even happened.”

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Ultimate Solution to Leaky Faucets and Possible Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Ultimate Solution to Leaky Faucets and Possible Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home Don't let a leaky faucet turn into this. Call SERVPRO today for water damage remediation in your Oxnard home.

Aging Fixtures Can Lead to Water Leaks in Oxnard Homes

Not everyone can consider revamping and remodeling areas of their Oxnard home whenever fixtures and structural elements start to show signs of aging and degradation. While replacing faucets and other components like them is not an expensive venture, it can often take more time and effort than homeowners can provide. In turn, these fixtures continue to age and degrade with time, eventually leaking through the weakest points and saturating into cabinetry, vanities, and flooring materials.

While there are effective ways of restoring your  Oxnard home when faced with water damage incidents, many homeowners often choose to attempt to resolve the situation on their own. The trouble with addressing water loss incidents of any size in your house is the unknown of how far the damage might have spread since the problem first began. You could only be scratching the surface of the damage that exists with your conventional cleaning and drying efforts.

Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly when emergencies occur to offer effective mitigation services that can protect and preserve affected materials and areas of your property. We have thermal imagery tablets that can identify moisture pockets in the walls, floors, and ceiling spaces to help direct our drying machines and equipment to where they would get most effectively placed.

With our injecti-dry system, we can remove the baseboards at the bottom of drywall to force heated air through wall cavities and ceiling spaces to remove lingering moisture and dampness. For saturation into the flooring, which can even occur with waterproof flooring common to the bathroom areas, we can set up our drying mats with our injecti-dry system to slowly pull moisture from the affected materials to preserve them when possible.

While you cannot always understand the magnitude of degradation and wear that fixtures like faucets undergo over the years, our SERVPRO of Oxnard rapid response team can help to restore the damage that a leak can cause to your home. You can reach our experienced and courteous team by calling (805) 984-2347.

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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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