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Oxnard Fires, Floods, and Mudslides Are Events Needing Help from a Cleanup and Restoration Company Like SERVPRO

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Oxnard Fires, Floods, and Mudslides Are Events Needing Help from a Cleanup and Restoration Company Like SERVPRO Oxnard and Disasters Like Wildfires and Floods--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Recovery

Experience Helps When Dealing with Flood Damage in Oxnard

Dealing with a flooded property in Oxnard is not as easy as it might seem. Apart from extracting water from the structure and drying it, one must also deal with contaminants such as raw sewage introduced into the property by the floodwaters. In most cases, this involves tearing down and replacing affected porous materials. Removal of debris such as silt or mud is also necessary. Our IICRC certified team relies on extensive experience and state-of-the-art equipment to restore properties after a flood "Like it never even happened."
 
Among the most important steps during the restoration of flood damage in Oxnard, is the extraction of the water pooling around the property. Such water continues to damage the property when left standing. For example, it might lead to rot if wooden materials are exposed, rust in metallic items and mold growth in many organic materials. Our SERVPRO technicians use various equipment including pumps and water extractors to remove such water. For moisture in wall cavities, we can use specialized equipment like the injectidry system.
 
Effective cleanup and safe disposal of the debris left by the floodwaters is also essential. Our SERVPRO crew sprays EPA- registered disinfectants in the affected areas before starting the removal. We also wear protective clothing such as rubber boots, respirators, splash goggles, and full bodysuits when handling the waste. By protecting ourselves, we can handle cleanup without fear, guaranteeing better results. We easily shovel out any silt left by the floodwaters or use pressure washers to remove mud and other forms of soiling.
 
It is possible to spread contaminants from one area to another during the restoration process. For example, if sewage has backed up, those doing restoration might spread it from lower rooms to rooms on upper floors. Our SERVPRO technicians help prevent this by creating containment zones. We can do source containment which involves removal of the affected material, local containment by building an enclosure with plastic sheets, or full-scale containment.
 
Guesswork can ruin the restoration process after flood damage. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard to help. You can reach us at (805) 984-2347 any day.

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Oxnard, in the Cross-Hairs of the "Camp Fire," Can Get Cleanup Help from SERVPRO

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Oxnard, in the Cross-Hairs of the "Camp Fire," Can Get Cleanup Help from SERVPRO SERVPRO Helps to Clean and Improve Air Quality in Oxnard Homes After the Wildfire Has Passed

Recovering from Fire Damages to Your Oxnard Home

From natural disasters to accidents that occur within your Oxnard home, fires can pose significant threats to your property. Knowing what to do when fire affects your house can be the difference between effective mitigation of the situation with limited reconstruction/remodeling and considerable structural damages. Our response team is available 24-hours a day to help you overcome the effects of this recent wildfire threatening the region, or fires that occur within the property that can cause their own widespread effects.

Among all of the fire damages that you can experience within your Oxnard home, many residents struggle the most currently with their need for premier cleaning services, indoor air quality concerns, and deodorization. The wildfire moving through the area and threatening properties does not impact every home or commercial structure directly, but can still leave debris, soot, and smoke throughout the interior of the property.

As our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your home, we begin to assess the full extent of the damage that your property has sustained and the suitable approach to returning it to preloss condition, whenever possible. This estimation of our services and their cost gets shared directly with your insurance provider if you determine that filing a claim is a cost-effective solution to restoring the damaged elements of your home.

Cleaning services for your home can help to remove the soot, debris, and soil from carpets, drapes, surfaces, textiles, and furniture. We strive to provide a comprehensive service for all of our customers so that the restoration process, and whatever it entails, all gets completed by our highly-trained SERVPRO technicians. We have the industry-leading tools to make short work of foul odors in your house and remove them permanently, such as our thermal fogging equipment, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators.

From the initial inspection to the steps required to restore your fire-damaged property to its preloss condition, our SERVPRO of Oxnard fire restoration technicians can help. Our crew is ready to arrive when the wildfires subside. (805) 984-2347.

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Could You be Making a Mistake in Ignoring the Obvious Signs of Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home?

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Could You be Making a Mistake in Ignoring the Obvious Signs of Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home? If water damage from a leak has destroyed an area of your home, contact SERVPRO technicians to investigate the cause and mitigate the damage.

How SERVPRO's Restoration Process Makes Short Work of Water Damage in Oxnard

Developed through decades of helping millions of people nationwide recover from the effects of water damage in places like Oxnard, the SERVPRO water damage mitigation and restoration process has become renowned for its excellent ability to provide some of the fastest turnaround times and most effective results in the industry. Our multifaceted approach to every case we receive allows us to remain adaptive while still adhering to a reliable standard that keeps our crews on their toes and our restoration practices modern. Here are a few ways that our damage mitigation and restoration process can help you overcome the disaster.

Rapid Responses and Drying
Thanks to our extensive staffing and cache of resources, we can respond to water damage calls in Oxnard within only a couple hours of your first contact, even in the middle of the night or during inclement weather. By arriving at the scene quickly, we prevent much of the most expensive damage from happening and can immediately set to work drying the place out. With the help of this strategy, SERVPRO has one of the most effective drying processes in the industry.

Varied and Effective Approaches
We take care not to slip into a rigid routine when handling water damage, as this could leave us under-prepared to handle any complications that can arise in the process. Our crews keep their eyes, ears, and noses open for additional issues while they work, often uncovering problems like mold damage or additional water leaks that may have existed for long before the original reason for our work. We take care of these issues as we find them and only leave your home once it is in the best shape it has ever been in.

Continuing Support
If an issue arises after we leave the property, a quick phone call can have our crews returning to issue a rapid fix. However, return visits are rare, and you can expect our work to completely take care of the issue without seeing us again.
SERVPRO of Oxnard can help reverse the effects of any water damage that might hit your home. Call us 24/7 at (805) 984-2347.

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Oxnard Area Wood Flooring Escapes Water Damage with a Swift SERVPRO Service

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Oxnard Area Wood Flooring Escapes Water Damage with a Swift SERVPRO Service Attention Oxnard Homeowners! Prevent Water Damage to Your Floors by Calling SERVPRO Promptly

Preserving Your Flooring with Water Removal in Your Oxnard Home

Certain disasters and unforeseen incidents pose a substantial risk to construction materials and surfaces throughout your Oxnard residence. Your flooring is often one of these highly affected areas, regardless of the disaster to your property. With significant water loss incidents, however, saturation of your flooring materials can begin to happen almost immediately, posing a risk to preserving these materials if the situation does not get addressed promptly.

A primary reason that our SERVPRO technicians remain available 24/7 through our emergency response team is to be there for threats to your Oxnard home, such as a need for water removal, whenever they might occur. Water loss incidents can leave pooling throughout the affected areas of your residence, which seeps into the flooring materials right away. With a fast response to the situation, in most cases, these materials can get salvaged and returned to their original condition.

Wood flooring is especially susceptible to pooling water, as even hardwoods are porous enough to absorb the moisture and allow it to contort and bloat the material. After only a brief period from several hours to days, the composition of these wood planks can become compromised, leaving our SERVPRO technicians no choice but to suggest their removal and replacement with new materials.

With a fast call from you about the water loss situation in your home, our technicians can arrive quickly to begin extraction and drying efforts. The quicker that we can put our equipment and expertise to work in your home, the better the odds of preserving the original materials used in the construction of your residence. For wood flooring, our technicians often focus on the use of drying mats, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to draw the water back out of the pores of the wood for extraction. Hidden water in the joints of tongue and groove planks and the underlying supporting joists are often ignored resulting in further damage and possible mold growth.

When you need water removal services for your home, time is not on your side. Water damage spreads quickly and can cause irreparable effects to the materials and contents of your property if not addressed immediately. Whenever disaster strikes your home, you should remain assured that our SERVPRO of Oxnard restoration technicians are going to be there to help. Give our emergency response team a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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How We Help Your Oxnard Business Recover From A Water Damage Disaster

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How We Help Your Oxnard Business Recover From A Water Damage Disaster Whenever you get posed with a water loss incident severe enough to require extraction, you do not have the time to waste.

The Need For Immediate Water Removal In Your Oxnard Office

With so many important documents and sensitive material for your clients in your Oxnard office building, a disaster can threaten not only the ability to your job every day but the information for the clients that you serve as well. Whenever you get posed with a water loss incident severe enough to require extraction, you do not have the time to waste. You should already be on the phone with dedicated and fast-responding professionals like our technicians.

One of the critical things to remember about water removal services for your Oxnard office is that the effectiveness of this process gets linked directly with the efficiency of mitigation and extraction efforts. Whenever you experience a situation like this in your building, calling professional restorers like our SERVPRO emergency response team can help to preserve both the building and the contents that you have inside.

From the moment that our specialists arrive at your building, we focus first on making sure that whatever situation caused the water damage has gotten resolved. Without doing this, our team runs the risk of continued damages while we work to restore the property. Once this has gotten confirmed, we can work on mitigation such as removal of the at-risk items throughout your building such as sensitive documents, electronics, and furniture.

Following this pack-out procedure, our SERVPRO technicians can begin work on the extraction of the excess water in the affected areas. This process typically takes place with the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs, though carpeted areas are often more effectively treated with weighted extraction equipment. Once the excess gets removed, we can focus on drying out the moisture and dampness saturating materials and spaces throughout the office to make it “Like it never even happened.”

There are considerations that you have to make when it comes to securing the information of your clients and preventing catastrophic damages to your facility. You can trust in the fast response and advanced techniques of our SERVPRO of Oxnard to restore the contents of the building and to remove the damage the water has caused. Give us a call anytime you need us at (805) 984-2347.

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Expose Hidden Mold in Your Oxnard Home

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Expose Hidden Mold in Your Oxnard Home Hidden moisture creates a breeding ground for mold. SERVPRO can locate the source of the moisture and remove the mold.

Understanding the Organism: Mold Growth in Your Oxnard Home

While there might be several situations that can give an Oxnard homeowner pause, incidents that require immediate attention to resolve and repair are among the top of this list. While many disasters strike without warning, some can develop more slowly and without your notice. Mold growth can be as damaging as any natural disaster if left unchecked and unresolved, which is why you should understand this organism better to appreciate the risks involved with its growth.

Many Oxnard homeowners can tell you that mold has allowed for some steep medical breakthroughs throughout the past century or more, and in that same breath, consider that mold growing in their home to be among this same beneficial variety. You should know that no type of residential mold has a benefit, and much to the contrary can lead to potential health effects for those exposed to an active colony or its spores.

The trouble is, many homeowners might not know when a mold colony has formed if they are not regularly inspecting low-traffic areas of their house that could be susceptible to moisture and dampness. Our SERVPRO technicians have encountered many mold growth situations in which the colony had gotten out of control and spread into higher trafficked areas of the house before occupants inside knew it was there.

There are some things that you can look out for to help you head off a situation before it becomes costlier for our SERVPRO technicians to restore. The first is to pay attention to strange odors that you might encounter throughout your house. Mold colonies of any variety emit a pungent, musty odor. Even if you cannot see a colony, this odor can indicate one exists out of sight. Another symptom you can watch for is spotting. This symptom is the earliest stages of mold colonization, and it gets most easily discerned on affected drywall surfaces.

You might also notice those in your house contending with more respiratory concerns all at once, and this too could indicate the presence of a mold colony. The more you understand about the organism, the more you can appreciate the need for immediate removal. Give our SERVPRO of Oxnard remediation specialists a call whenever you think you could have a mold issue. We are available 24/7 at (805) 984-2347.

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SERVPRO's Ultimate Guide To Fire Damage Restoration In Your Oxnard Home

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO's Ultimate Guide To Fire Damage Restoration In Your Oxnard Home Fire damages can appear in various ways throughout your Oxnard residence.

The Right Professional Restoration After A Fire In Your Oxnard Home

As a homeowner, you have likely encountered situations in the upkeep of your Oxnard residence that required professional experience. A great example of this might be a leaking pipe or faulty appliance that allowed for some water concerns throughout specific areas of your home. The same could get said about more widespread and substantial damaging situations like a fire.

Fire damages can appear in various ways throughout your Oxnard residence. While you might prioritize certain aspects of the work that needs to be done to bring your house back to the way it used to be, homeowners do not have the appropriate equipment or expertise to handle this situation on their own. More to the point, our SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly and have the industry-leading equipment to overcome any obstacle between your currently damaged home and its future completed restoration work.

From the moment that our highly trained technicians arrive at your house, we begin with a thorough assessment of the damage that has occurred from the incident. This assessment is often a requirement of the insurance provider for your house, cataloging the damage and estimating the overall cost to restore this damage back to preloss conditions. Our experts work directly with the insurance adjuster to help expedite the claims process and get the restoration process started as promptly as possible.

One of the benefits to choosing professional restoration through our SERVPRO team is that we have your interest at heart. From the first assessment of the damage to the completion of the restoration project, we're not satisfied with our work unless you are as well. This communication and relationship with our clients help us to not only build our reputation throughout the area but showcase our resolve to offer the best service.

When a fire impacts your home, restoring the damage is never something that you have to deal with on your own. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard professional restoration technicians is available 24/7 to respond quickly to any emergency that you might have and work quickly to mitigate the situation to help preserve the things that matter most to you. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (805) 984-2347.

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What Other Restoration Companies are NOT Telling You About Water Removal in Oxnard

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Other Restoration Companies are NOT Telling You About Water Removal in Oxnard If your washing machine develops a small or a large leak, contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Partnering with Homeowners via Water Removal Services to Mitigate Damaged Homes in Oxnard

Residents in Oxnard and surrounding areas can use September to teach their families basic preparedness skills. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross is helping everyone learn the basics of protecting their homes and other property. These practices can help decrease the amount of damage sustained during an emergency.
 
Many disasters require the quickest possible water removal in Oxnard of unwanted and invasive water and moisture from houses before severe damage sets in and begins destroying materials and belongings. Before SERVPRO technicians arrive, we encourage homeowners to turn off water mains if they can safely accomplish this. Always keep electrical wiring and its proximity when doing this. You should also keep other hazards in mind, such as broken glass or splintered wood, especially in a flooded house. Turbulence can stir up water so much, seeing the bottom and any dangers within the water can become almost impossible.
 
Even if a broken line to your washing machine comes loose and the water is clean, your ability to see through it may be short-lived. Mixing with detergent or other items in your property often makes such clear previously water opaque. Keeping detergents up on shelves, above the laundry facilities, places it out of reach of children, pets, and washing machine mishaps. SERVPRO employees working on your home use highly effective water removal techniques to extract this water so we can begin drying everything out.
 
A crucial part of our water removal work involves testing for water vapor amounts in the air. We also use instruments to determine the amount of moisture held by different materials. While flooding from most sources means water stays on the floor, evaporation can cause items higher up, far away from where you walk, to absorb moisture and become breeding grounds for microbes. Complete water removal services include eliminating excess moisture from wherever it went inside your property.
 
Homeowners who decrease the amount of water that spills into their house from a broken or loosened pipe by turning its valve or the water main off do a significant favor for their property. Decreasing the number of gallons invading your home means our work comes to a satisfactory conclusion all that much faster.
 
SERVPRO of Oxnard's IICRC-certified technicians arrive at your home ready to make everything “Like it never even happened” as soon as possible after you call our 24-hour service line, (805) 984-2347. We immediately start restoring your home using effective water removal methods that quickly stops current damage.

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Prepare for Commercial Water Damage in Oxnard with The SERVPRO ERP Program

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Prepare for Commercial Water Damage in Oxnard with The SERVPRO ERP Program SERVPRO Provides the ERP Program for Our Local Commercial Partners in Oxnard

Oxnard Business Can Benefit with SERVPRO's Advice and Recommendations for Water Loss Prevention and Mitigation

Businesses in Oxnard that intend to be around for the long haul are wise to make some contingency preparations. They might have backup accounting systems, alternative material sources, and several versions of their marketing approach to fall back on. None of these efforts help if a water damage disaster wipes out their physical plant. We can help prepare for the unthinkable.

Commercial enterprises laid low by water damage in Oxnard face the grim truth that nearly 50 percent of businesses never recover from a shutdown. We know about the challenges faced when water floods through or saturates the building materials or inventory of a business. Our suggestion is to work with us on a well-thought-out plan that anticipates the stress water damage brings and seeks to minimize downtime in your operations.??

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) combines the knowledge and experience in water damage recovery of our seasoned project managers with your priorities and day to day familiarity with your business operations. We walk through your commercial property, seeking to understand how you conduct business while looking for vulnerabilities to any water incursion. Our employees take the opportunity to recommend adaptations to storage choices, equipment placement, and a host of other tweaks that help you avoid disaster in case you do experience a water loss. We sketch out a blueprint, including locations of utility shutoffs.??

You augment the information gathered by SERVPRO representatives using our mobile app. Share with us the identities and contact information of vendors and contractors who outfitted your site with equipment and systems. When we work through the restoration plan after water damage occurs, we can touch base with those who installed or designed your working configurations. Designate employees or family members to act in your stead if you are unavailable during a water emergency. ??

The pairing of the two plans clarifies that you want SERVPRO to take on the cleanup and restoration if a water damage disaster occurs. In one concise electronic document, we delineate a procedure that gets your business back up and running fast. Except in the most extreme scenarios we pledge to permit the continuation of at least partial business operations during our restoration process.??

SERVPRO of Oxnard is eager to work with local businesses in disaster preparedness planning. Call us at (805) 984-2347 far in advance of any crisis to schedule the first evaluation of your site.

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Why We Advise Professional Mold Remediation for Oxnard Residents

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why We Advise Professional Mold Remediation for Oxnard Residents Use SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation in Your Oxnard Home

SERVPRO's Experience and Understanding to Mitigate Mold Damage, "Like it never even happened"

When mold growth causes concerns for the citizens of Oxnard, we want to offer fast, discrete, and effective abatement. Mold problems are generally associated with a source of excess moisture, so providing a reliable strategy to manage microbial outbreaks fits perfectly with our mission of assisting our community with water emergencies. Let us evaluate any mold issues you have to create a remediation plan that gives you a successful outcome.

Many over the counter remedies line the shelves of Oxnard hardware, grocery, and home improvement stores, but mold damage presents a unique set of cleanup challenges. It is not just a surface contaminant, but groups of living organisms that can grow into porous materials and travel from space to space on air currents as the colonies expand. Conventional cleaning techniques often introduce more moisture that makes the problem worse. Our technicians are well-trained in the life cycle and habits of mold and have reliable, research-based procedures to mitigate an outbreak.

Mold needs only water, oxygen, and an organic source of nourishment to grow. Any bits of organic material like skin cells and soap on a bathroom tile, or tiny amounts of grease or food debris in the kitchen, support growth even on non-permeable surfaces. A microbial infestation, however, does not necessarily signal poor housekeeping. The cellulose-based building materials that make up our homes are the perfect place for mold to develop and colonize if damp.  Most strains of mold thrive under normal interior temperatures, and spores are found everywhere inside and out. SERVPRO mold remediators quickly locate the moldy areas in your dwelling and get to work fast to rid your home of active growth.

SERVPRO contains and removes mold damage, and then gets rid of residues that cause recurrence following EPA protocols. Our containment procedures keep the rest of your home free from debris during remediation. We use physical barriers and often seal off the cleanup area with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. Remediators wear personal protective equipment for safety and to be sure we do not spread particles of active molds throughout your home. We remove mold mechanically, including using soda blasting that dislodges colonies growing into raw wood surfaces. As a final safeguard, we apply EPA registered disinfectants to limit additional mold growth.

All of these steps take professionals holding advanced training certifications to accomplish correctly. SERVPRO of Oxnard has the qualified technicians and equipment to remediate a mold problem in your home. Call (805) 984-2347 to set up an assessment.

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