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Oxnard Commercial Building Owners Understand SERVPRO's Commitment to Safe Asbestos Abatement

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Red Warning Tape--Danger Asbestos Removal SERVPRO Offers Safe and Complete Asbestos and Biohazardous Material Removal in Industrial and Commercial Sites

Type Of Materials That Require Asbestos Abatement In Your Oxnard Area Business

First, you should understand that there are strict regulations supplied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA or EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as many state and local bodies regarding the handling of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Work on any Oxnard area restaurant with the possibility of containing these kinds of materials requires specialized training, licensing, and permits.

Established asbestos abatement procedures in Oxnard help keep the area safe and clean. Technicians use these procedures to eliminate the thousands of products containing asbestos that contractors used until the late 1960s. ACMs were popular because of the unique properties of asbestos, including – fire resistance, high tensile strength, reduced heat and electrical conduction, and its near invulnerability to chemical decay.

Asbestos made a great fireproofing material, often sprayed onto steel beams, columns, and decking used to construct multi-story buildings. The application of chrysotile or amosite containing asbestos prevented structural members from warping or collapsing during a fire. As a result, SERVPRO technicians often find asbestos in your walls, ceiling, crawl spaces, attic, and other hard-to-reach areas.

We should note that asbestos, when added to a variety of building materials, can enhance strength. You can find asbestos in some specialty concrete or concrete-like products, often used as siding and roofing shingles. You can also find asbestos in wallboard, corrugated and flat sheets used for roofing, cladding, and partitions; or as pipes and ducts. Asphalt, vinyl, and other materials used to make roofing felts, exterior siding, floor tile, joint compounds, and adhesives also contain asbestos.

The only way to determine if ACMs exist on your property is through testing, SERVPRO technicians can provide you with the necessary services. Since many of these ACMs seal tight after installation, they typically only release asbestos fibers if mechanically damaged, through a process of drilling, cutting, or sanding.

ACMs also received widespread attention for use as thermal insulation in kitchens, or condensation control in basements. Contractors installed ACMs using a sprayer, trowel, or factory installation on or within appliances or other equipment. SERVPRO technicians can help you identify existing ACMs and handle them according to established guidelines.

Call SERVPRO of Oxnard for answers to additional questions or schedule your restaurant's initial inspection today. (805) 984-2347

Why SERVPRO is Your Trusted Choice to Restore Fire Damage in Oxnard

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

smoke damage on wall and ceiling DIY efforts often come up short when trying to remove the smoke odor from fires. Call SERVPRO to restore your home today!

Why Trust SERVPRO to Handle Fire Damage in Your Oxnard Residence 

Fire damage in Oxnard can happen because of many different reasons, including wildfires, and the stress that accompanies fire emergencies is challenging with which to deal. Cleaning up your fire-damaged home alone can be daunting. SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) help you to tackle the problem. We are a premier restoration firm that offers comprehensive services.

After the unfortunate fire damage in your Oxnard home, our professional team can restore it to the preloss condition quickly. Challenging complexities accompany fire and smoke-damaged properties. Tried techniques, specialized equipment, and extensive experience qualify us to complete any fire restoration project. Once we get to your home, we can perform emergency services meant to prevent fire and smoke damage from causing further damage to your property. We also provide a safer work site for our restorers and prepare your home for mitigation and restoration work to start.

One of the difficult tasks you may have to deal with after a fire ruins your home is removing smoke odors. The pores in wood open up after the heat of the flames strikes. These pores close when the environment cools, but they trap noxious odors and toxins. Floating smoke particles can also become deeply embedded within walls, carpeting, wooden furniture, and flooring. Without expert treatment, the smoky scents can remain in your home for several years.

Advanced equipment can eliminate foul scents from smoke-damaged areas. Our technicians can help you deodorize odors in your property by using air scrubbers. These devices can eliminate airborne particles as well as gases and odors from the air. They draw dirty indoor air through a series of filters, capturing gases, particles, and scents and then return the clean air into the environment. Our team may also use deodorizing granules or pellets to eliminate the smells. These pellets have a mineral known as fuller’s earth that acts as a sponge to absorb odors. We can place them in a shallow pan to deodorize a specific area.

Like most owners of fire-damaged homes, you may not want to hire several disaster restoration firms, project managers, and construction crews to restore your home when one company can handle it. We offer all-inclusive restoration services. Our SERVPRO team simplifies the restoration process by managing the initial cleanup work and reconstructing the affected areas. Working with a team that can complete the entire restoration project can help you save time and money.

When in need of a fire damage restoration services, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347. We can make the fire loss appear “Like it never even happened.”

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Take the Stress out of Water Damage in Oxnard

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Experts In Oxnard Explain Drying Science Used In Restoration

Whenever a pipe breaks inside your home in Oxnard, many conditions get created that can ruin your building materials and contents. If water damage inside your house goes untreated for too long secondary issues can result. Whenever you notice wet items inside your structure, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We have the proper training and experience to help you prevent secondary problems like mold from occurring.

A big part of restoring any water damage in Oxnard is the applied structural drying or ASD phase. The first step to mitigating moisture-related issues after we deem the work area safe is to extract any liquid water. Once all standing water and wet items such as carpet have been extracted, we then move towards rapidly drying out your structural components.

To dry out a structure as quickly as possible, our SERVPRO technicians study drying science. The best way to remove moisture from a building is to create an atmospheric environment that is conducive for rapid drying. When formulating a drying plan, we first utilize instruments to test the atmosphere.

We measure things like the indoor temperature and humidity to see if the atmosphere is one that supports the fast drying of your building materials and contents. If the environment is not ideal for ASD, then our crew can manipulate the situation to make it conducive for rapid drying. We can accomplish this by using pieces of equipment such as dehumidifiers and portable heaters.

We measure the temperature in a building because hot air can hold more moisture than cooler air. This means that more water from wet solid materials can evaporate into warmer air making dry work faster when temperatures are higher. If needed, we can set up portable heaters to increase the temperature inside the affected region of your house.

We measure humidity levels because things dry out faster when the humidity is lower. If needed, we can take two humidity measurements. The relative humidity is expressed as a percentage, and it is the amount of moisture the air is holding at a given temperature. The humidity ratio tells us the exact amount of moisture in the air, and it is measured in grains per pound or gpp.

If humidity levels are too high for quick-drying, our technicians can add dehumidifiers to pull water from the air. For professional help after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Oxnard Renovations Often Reveal the Need for Safe Asbestos Abatement Services -- Rely on SERVPRO

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Asbestos Danger Warning Sign at House Site SERVPRO Advises Oxnard Property Owners to Seek Professional Asbestos Abatement--Please Do Not Try to Remove this Hazardous Material Yourself

Can You Live with Undisturbed Asbestos in Your Oxnard Home?

Asbestos was such a common element in the construction of older homes and businesses that it has been a driving force in the development of an abatement division in our Oxnard team. With professionals capable of addressing the presence of asbestos in your home safely and efficiently, it is no surprise how many homeowners have sought the experience and extensive training of our SERVPRO team for the containment, abatement, and safe discarding of asbestos threats.

Many property owners might already require asbestos abatement in Oxnard properties and not even realize it. When left undisturbed and unagitated, asbestos can lay dormant and relatively harmless. Due to the deterioration of aging structures, the infiltration of rodents, or any other disturbing presence, this insulation can release hazardous and harmful fibers throughout the immediate area. These fibers can remain circulating in your home for years after a single disturbance, making asbestos a ticking time bomb of sorts for property owners.
 
Due to strict regulations and established laws in the state of California, only accredited professionals approved through the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and on the list of the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) can legally perform abatement on affected areas larger than 100 square feet. While you can attempt to remove smaller square footage than this on your own, you must remember that our team has the appropriate tools, training, and protective apparel to perform that task safely.
 
Our SERVPRO professionals can carefully remove asbestos from your home as efficiently and safely as possible. We have special containers that can store these hazardous materials until we can dispose of them according to California’s strict disposal guidelines.
 
Asbestos abatement is not something that you want to have to think about, but if you have an older home, it is something that you need to prepare for moving forward. You can always count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Oxnard team. No matter how challenging abatement can be, you are entrusting your property and well-being to skilled professionals when you call (805) 984-2347.

Our Professionals Are Available 24/7 For All Your Oxnard Flood Damage Restoration Services

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

A room that had a flood cut to the dry wall after a flood Our technicians can extract the water and "flood cut" the drywall to minimize replacement and also to salvage the framing.

What's the Difference Between Professional and DIY Flood Removal for Oxnard Residents?

When flood damage hits a residence, even if it is only a single room in the home, it hits hard. Groundwater rolls in and tends to run quickly into the carpet and behind baseboards, sometimes affecting subflooring; all are historically difficult places to extract water from.

When Oxnard residents require flood removal, it may seem like a good idea to do it yourself and save some money. In doing so, you can set yourself up for a myriad of issues in the future.

What problems does incomplete water removal have?

Any water left behind creates a perfect habitat for mold infestation, foul odors, and the destruction of building materials through exposure to continual excessive moisture. All of these problems carry a cost to treat when complete water removal helps avoid them altogether.

How does professional flood water extraction work?

There is little to compare a consumer-grade wet/dry vacuum to the professional equipment SERVPRO technicians use for water extraction. Depending on the surface, technicians may use weighted extractor heads, squeegees, truck-mounted units for large amounts of water and stand-on units utilizing the weight of the tech for the extra force during extraction from carpeted surfaces.

Complete drying is a must

Household fans blow air on wet surfaces, and that is the end of it. The centrifugal air movers used by SERVPRO deliver air at such velocity it cases embedded moisture to rise. When this occurs, the dehumidification system chosen for use captures this moisture and ports it away. Thus, a cycle of progressively drier air circulates and results in complete drying rather than surface drying.

What about needed repairs?

Controlled demolition, the clean removal of water-damaged building materials, is an integral part of the flood damage cleanup process. Baseboards that are solid hardwood, sometimes possess restoration potential if warping or splitting has not occurred from water exposure. Water wicks quickly into sheetrock and removal must occur for drying. SERVPRO carries a general contractor license #892710, and after mitigation efforts complete, they offer reconstruction services to restore your home to its pre-flood condition.

When you need flood removal, you need SERVPRO of Oxnard. Call us at (805) 984-2347, and our technicians can turn around the damage to your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Oxnard Home

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

family room damaged by a fire covered in soot and smoke damage SERVPRO of Oxnard has the training, fire damage experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damaged conditions.

When Your Guests Leave Fire Damage Behind in Your Oxnard Property, We can Help

From chaperoning overnight events for young adults to keeping your great aunt and uncle nearby during a holiday visit to Oxnard, guests can leave you with the unexpected. While many might tell you of such situations immediately, not all decide to provide this information, instead, letting you discover it later. 

Once discovered, you must take care of your Oxnard property, especially if fire damage occurred. The sooner we can start the necessary mitigation and restoration work, the less work we must do to achieve the goal of attaining pre-event condition. 

If the area involved is part of your primary residence, fire damage can affect your family directly. If a guest house or separate structure became damaged, this could provide us with extra space in which to work more efficiently.

Depending on the type of fuel consumed by the fire, the soot can produce stronger or weaker odors. Some soot types contain more oily residues, like protein fires from cooking. A slightly burnt roast can leave a small house reeking for a significant amount of time. We clean the light covering of soot away from interior surfaces by hand. This includes walls, ceilings, doors and cabinets, windows, and furniture.

Our technicians usually box up furnishings for a faster way to clean these items. We do this in a very organized manner, complete with an inventory listing of each item included in each box. This inventory list follows your items, allowing us to continually update it whenever needed. 

While one team cleans up smoke residue and deodorizes your property, another team works with our ultrasound bath. This equipment cleans many items of all types of foreign matter, including oils and other liquid by-products caused by fire.

When structural fire damage occurs, our building services department, under California State License Board (CSLB) # 892710, can handle tear-downs, debris removal, and rebuilding of the damaged areas. Having SERVPRO do both the cleaning work and all of the restoration work saves our customers time and money and reduces miscommunication between teams.

Many synthetics can also create toxic fumes that continue to off-gas long after the fire goes out and no longer burns. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can remedy this problem with a variety of deodorization applications. The method chosen depends significantly on the type of fire, as well as the structure and its contents.

SERVPRO of Oxnard mitigates fire damage in all types of residences. No job is too large or complex, nor too small or insignificant for us. Smoke residue can continue imparting terrible scents no matter how much you air out the premises. You can depend on us to clean, deodorize, and restore your guesthouse to preloss condition. Call us at (805) 984-2347 to start the process.

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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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