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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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Why Humidity Levels are Important After Water Damage to Your Oxnard Home

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Humidity Levels are Important After Water Damage to Your Oxnard Home SERVPRO's Green Fleet is ready to tackle the water events in your life.

SERVPRO Techs Use the Latest Water Damage Mitigation Equipment to Restore Oxnard Properties

Without warning, your home in Oxnard could sustain the presence of invasive water from various sources. Some clean, other filthy, these sources of water can leave your home drenched and at risk of serious harm.  

Homeowners do everything possible to guard their homes against wear, but water damage in Oxnard can take a toll that other disasters can only mimic. Water travels in almost every direction, meaning that merely cleaning it up is often not enough. SERVPRO technicians carry more than the extraction equipment in our Green Fleet. We also carry other tools and equipment that make it possible to mitigate your home efficiently, so it is soon “Like it never even happened” again.  

Measuring the amount of moisture saturating different locations inside the house's walls and other structures is a crucial part of mitigation. Because we must know how much moisture is in different areas, and which areas are affected, we use hygrometers, infrared monitors, and other devices. These also reveal hidden moisture in places that appear dry on the surface.  

Removing materials that have succumbed to water damage makes it easy to see what areas need cleaning and wiping down, as opposed to areas that contain more extensively damaged materials. We remove all of the materials damaged by water and moisture so that after restoration, your home contains no hidden pockets of disintegrating materials.  

Drying to the recommended moisture content amounts helps reduce microbial colonization, humidity problems, and odor issues. Each of these issues and others requires attention directed at their cause. However, SERVPRO specialists understand that prevention is always preferable compared to mitigation, repairs, and restoration. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, we take proactive steps to reduce damage and keep it from occurring in undamaged areas. We also work as neatly as possible so restoration work can begin immediately, without delay.  

SERVPRO of Oxnard is always available to take your call about water damage and other disasters that threaten your property. We carry the equipment with us when we first arrive, making sure that we arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster and ready to begin the mitigation needed. Contact us at (805) 984-2347, any day of the year, day or night.

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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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