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Managing Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock Premises

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO says--be prepared for an unexpected blaze in your place of business. Protect everyone and your wares in Eagle Rock. WE ARE HERE TO HELP ®.

SERVPRO® Assists Eagle Rock Businesses after Fire Damage

Fire is always a risk for any business, whether open flames are in use or accumulating debris like waste paper within your Eagle Rock premises. When an incident occurs, seeking help from a professional eases fire damage restoration.

A speedy conclusion is essential when dealing with fire damage restoration at any Eagle Rock business premises to minimize interruption to your activities or inconveniences to your clients. If your client’s needs cannot wait for you to resume full operations, you can source from other businesses within or direct them there. Hiring SERVPRO to handle the process can speed it up significantly, although it is rarely a single-day process.

Notable Businesses within Eagle Rock

  • Sprouts Farmers Market on Yosemite Drive offers a wide range of organic and natural grocery items.
  • The milk farm cheese shop and lunch counter on Colorado Boulevard offer sandwiches and dairy delicacies.
  • Eagle Rock Camping Co. on Candace Pl offers equipment and supplies for camping. 
  • Locus Solus Rare Books, located on Hartwick Street, is an independent dealer stocking manuscripts, rare books, and other items of interest.

In case you need accommodation for your clients due to limitations occasioned by fire damage at your business or otherwise, Eagle Rock has several convenient facilities.

Accommodation Facilities in Eagle Rock

  • Comfort Inn Near Old Town Pasadena offers guest rooms with spacious worktables, and the establishment has dry cleaning services and on-site laundry facilities.
  • Welcome Inn on Colorado Boulevard has affordable rooms offering free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor swimming pool.
  • Highland Park Motel, located on York Boulevard, offers cozy, clean, and spacious rooms with Microwaves and refrigerators. 
  • Rose Bowl Motel is an affordable, family-owned facility with all basic amenities and free parking. 

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale readily steps in when any business requires fire damage restoration services. You can reach us at (818) 244-6005. 

Trusted and Responsive Mold Removal in Eagle Rock

5/29/2023 (Permalink)

Has mold been found on your property? Contact our technicians to investigate the cause and remediate any mold damage.

Mold Remediation Approaches for Local Properties 

While Eagle Rock might be named after a massive natural formation casting a shadow in the shape of an eagle in flight, this landmark is not the only thing that can cast a shadow. Disasters like mold can immediately affect households and businesses throughout Northeast Los Angeles County, and with more than 35,000 in the city alone, SERVPRO stays busy helping. Professionals like ours must prepare for mold remediation of all sizes, including Large Loss recovery for structures like Occidental College and its related properties like the Children's Theater. Eagle Rock Blvd and Colorado Blvd are home to the bulk of the shopping locations for the city, including the influx of small businesses now calling the municipality home.

Our SERVPRO team takes pride in the fast mold removal for Eagle Rock services we provide. In addition, we enjoy helping preserve buildings and businesses that help accentuate the region's diversity. In fact, against national standards, the community is among the country's most ethnically diverse high-income neighborhoods. Part of this is due to the gentrification of the region, as younger professionals find a home for their niche trades and services. Being close to Glendale also helps in this regard, setting these specialty shops apart from the overwhelming competition of the city Eagle Rock abuts. It might explain the annual We Heart Eagle Rock extravaganza, where small businesses celebrate in a festival featuring live music, family activities, and art programs.

What Methods Remove Mold?

With homes varying considerably in architectural styles and sizes throughout the community, SERVPRO stays prepared with effective mold removal solutions. We work fast to resolve spreading spores and mold organisms in your home with approaches like:

Whether helping the Eagle Rock Plaza businesses or historic locations like Ruby Bakery, we have effective and efficient mold removal and cleanup solutions. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005.

Handling the Inconvenience Water Damage Presents in Glendale Homes

5/12/2023 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO fix it, Don’t stress it.

SERVPRO Assists Glendale Homeowners in Need of Water Restoration

Water damage occurs unexpectedly, causing great inconvenience. Among these inconveniences are the costs which build up from cleanup, restoration, and item or material replacement. However, you can conveniently manage restoration at your Glendale property by involving a professional team.

The average cost of water damage in Glendale can be as low as $1 to as high as $15 per square foot, depending on factors such as the dissolved contaminants levels or the amount of water involved. Therefore, a burst water pipe is likely several times cheaper to resolve, unlike a situation involving flooding, which drives groundwater into your home. The period materials remain submerged also impacts costs, so your intervention measures determine how conveniently you can resolve an incident.

Actions That Limit Restoration Inconveniences

  • Improving extraction speed 
  • Packing out contents 
  • Creating drying chambers

Letting water sit on your property for days or weeks allows rot, warping, mold, and other long-term changes to develop in materials. Addressing these issues requires teardown to remove and replace the affected materials. When SERVPRO teams use powerful extractors, we can complete the extraction the same day you notify us and embark on other procedures, such as drying and decontamination, thus saving you unnecessary costs.

Managing Contents in a Water-Damaged House

The intruding water may affect items such as furniture and appliances, or the items may stand in your way as you attempt to extract and clean the property. Even when damages do not occur from exposure, they can happen as you manipulate the items out of the way. Our SERVPRO crews can save you the hassle through a pack-out. We have essential resources such as dollies, lifting straps, and portable storage units. We can also move them to one section of the house, especially if it is sectioned off with a vapor barrier, such as a drying chamber.

Benefits Of A Drying Chamber

  • It limits moisture from spreading
  • It’s easier to pull out moisture with a dehumidifier from the chamber
  • It controls the drying rate 

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale delivers convenient services when your property sustains water damage making it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (323) 255-1000.

How Does Structural Fire Damage Impact Eagle Rock Home Surfaces?

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Fires can be devastating. After ensuring your safety and the safety of your family, contact SERVPRO to inspect the property right away.

SERVPRO Fire Restoration Returns Eagle Rock Homes to a Clean, Safe Condition for Occupants

In the United States, a home fire occurs approximately every 93 seconds. This figure includes fires that leave behind only a small amount of damage. However, Eagle Rock homeowners can benefit significantly from quickly removing even small-scale fire damage from their properties.

Highly-trained SERVPRO restoration technicians can remedy fire and smoke damage in Eagle Rock homes with fast-responding 24/7 service. This commitment to constant availability ensures that homes can be restored as thoroughly as possible.

Common Types of Fire Damage Residues

As differing substances burn, they produce varying soot and stains that require equally varied mitigation methods for cleanup.

  • Dry smoke stems from substances like unfinished wood, paper, and similar dry goods burning. These substances produce high-heat, fast-burning fires. The chalky, dusty soot left behind by these fires is much easier to clean than other types of smoke damage.
  • Wet smoke, meanwhile, comes from burning rubbers and plastics. These residues are odorous, sticky, and smear when wiped off a surface.
  • Protein residues typically left behind by burnt meat, poultry, or fish, pose a unique challenge compared to wet and dry smoke. Proteins require more specialized fire odor removal, and their lack of visible staining can make it easy to unintentionally spread pungent malodors throughout a home.

Eagle Rock SERVPRO Teams Perform Fire and Smoke Damage Removal

SERVPRO technicians can focus on mitigating fire damage with a combination of manual debris disposal, EPA-registered sanitation solutions, and odor control tools. Fire damage residues are removed from ceiling to floor and lightest to heaviest to ensure the process is as efficient as possible. Structural drying may be necessary if moisture from fire suppression is present.

Dry soot is typically the easiest for SERVPRO technicians to remove. Dry cleaning sponges, Crumbly Cleaner, and agitation tools can eliminate a significant portion of this type of fire damage from a property. Heavier charring on surfaces like wood cabinets is removable with the help of fire restoration tools like abrasion blasting. Gentle but effective blast media, such as soda ash or dry ice, can save structures and contents and lessen repair and replacement costs for homeowners.

Wet cleaning with OSHA-approved antimicrobial solutions or heavy-duty alkaline solutions may be necessary for heavier fire damage stains. Proteins, meanwhile, can be addressed with the help of enzyme digesters that encourage fire odor removal by eating protein residues and converting them into water-soluble byproducts. Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) can then implement dry foggers, which use solvent-based deodorizing solutions to remove smoke odors.

HVAC cleanup is another essential aspect of fire mitigation. SERVPRO trucks are outfitted with augers, brushes, and whips designed to remove odorous debris from vents and stop the spread of unpleasant smells throughout an Eagle Rock home. HEPA-filter vacuums are also instrumental for soot removal.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is ready to return homes to a “Like it never even happened.” After fire damage to your property, call (323) 255-1000.

What Tools Can Eagle Rock Homeowners Use to Address Structural Mold Damage?

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO gives you access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists that put vast resources and years of experience to work for you.

Eagle Rock SERVPRO Professionals Implement Steps from Mold Inspection to Remediation

While Eagle Rock homeowners may be familiar with mold damage’s potential to cause damage, they may also be surprised to find that mold damages more wood each year than fires or termites. This quality can prove costly for repairing wood fixtures, furniture, and valuables in a given residence without careful remediation.

Eagle Rock SERVPRO technicians’ mold damage cleanup can safely reduce mold using EPA-registered antimicrobials and personal protective equipment (PPE). SERVPRO professionals cannot implement total mold removal because all buildings contain some number of mold spores. Still, they are available 24/7 to remediate contamination until the affected property returns to a pre-contamination state.

Common Species That Cause Mold Damage

Mold damage, regardless of the species that causes it, tends to prefer similar conditions: humid or dusty environments with stagnant air and relative humidity levels above 50%. Species that homeowners might encounter can include:

  • Alternaria, a prevalent greenish mold that prefers to linger around bathrooms, leaky windows, and similarly damp areas
  • Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys, prefers to hide in humid indoor areas and ventilation systems
  • Mucor, also known as “pin mold,” is a light-colored fungus that likes to colonize in wet carpet, drywall, and wood

Homeowners can lessen the likelihood of extensive mold proliferation spreading by circulating dry air through clean ventilation systems. However, the air movement may spread spores if the fungi are present.

Eagle Rock SERVPRO Mold Remediation Reduces Microbes to Safe Levels

Mold damage mitigation from SERVPRO technicians is a careful process that emphasizes occupant safety and a restoration-focused approach. Restoration crewmembers focus on sanitizing structures and contents with OSHA-approved biocides. Mold inspection is also crucial to success and is implemented before, after, and during cleanup. Thermal imaging cameras, for example, can locate potential mold growth in a home by identifying changes in temperature consistent with elevated moisture.

Drying affected spaces, like subfloors and wall and ceiling cavities, with air movers and dehumidifiers are crucial to remediating the conditions that cause mold to spread in the first place. SERVPRO professionals can also carefully remove non-salvageable debris and contents that exacerbate mold growth. We can perform controlled demolition and discard contents following local codes.

Wood wall studs and ceiling joists, which can prove vulnerable to mold growth, can be cleaned, sanded, and primed with an odor-suppressing product to prevent further mold proliferation. Restorative processes such as these can reduce the likelihood of potentially costly home repairs being necessary during cleanup.

Odor Control Technicians can use water or solvent-based deodorizers to eliminate residual malodors from mold damage. Powerful ventilation fans clear the air after mold damage remediation by circulating over 3,000 cubic feet of air per minute throughout the home before and after odor control measures are implemented.

When homeowners need a team that has a track record of proving that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, they can call (323) 255-1000 for mold remediation from SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale.

How Can Eagle Rock Homeowners Prevent Water Damage from Impacting Their Property?

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restores homes in Eagle Rock to preloss condition with advanced equipment, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Water Removal Services Mitigate Eagle Rock Residential Disasters

Whether cracked pipes or excess pressure are the culprits, dealing with plumbing leaks can be tricky without the right tools and equipment. Fortunately, homeowners can watch for signs that allow them to catch the damage early and minimize water damage repair and replacement costs.

Certified SERVPRO restoration technicians specialize in water removal services in Eagle Rock, including leaky and burst pipes, for many disaster situations. Water cleanup services can lessen damages and minimize the risk of other problems, like mold contamination, impacting a home’s structural integrity, contents, or indoor air quality.

Tracing Plumbing Leak Water Damage

While SERVPRO IICRC-trained water damage restoration technicians are ready to deal with plumbing leaks 24/7, there are steps homeowners can take to expedite the water mitigation process while lessening the impact of a potential leak. SERVPRO can then assess the leak’s extent with calibrated sensors and meters and establish a drying plan unique to the affected structure.

To confirm that the water source is a plumbing leak:

  • Examine appliances for water exposure or check walls, ceilings, and floors for these signs
  • If a visual inspection does not reveal the leak’s location, shut off all appliances and faucets and log the reading on your water meter
  • Consider taking a photo or marking the needle location with a piece of tape
  • Leave water fixtures off for eight hours or overnight, then reread the meter before turning fixtures back on
  • A plumbing leak is likely if the needle on the water meter has moved from its prior location

Kitchens and bathrooms are among the most common areas for plumbing-related damages to occur. During an inspection in these areas of the home, homeowners should examine faucet pipe joints and sink P-traps for signs of moisture. Rusty valves and supply line fittings can indicate an appliance leak, regardless of whether the source is a dishwasher, refrigerator, or toilet. Cabinetry may also exhibit visible water stains, warped materials, or a damp odor.

How SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Saves Structures and Appliances

SERVPRO water mitigation covers everything from initial inspection to repair and renovation services after a plumbing leak. Water cleanup typically entails careful sanitation and drying after extracting moisture with specialized units. Extractors typically only need one of their three built-in systems to perform water cleanup unless fibers, carpet, or upholstery are involved.

Structural drying with air movers and dehumidification units works by pulling moisture out of surfaces and into the air for dehumidifiers to collect. Refrigerant coils or desiccants, like silica gel, collect water from the air and store it for removal while expelling warm, dry air. Sanitation for water damage restoration can be applied with various EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions, including proprietary SERVPRO cleaners tailored to address multiple aspects of water damage.

Property owners can call (323) 255-1000 for water cleanup services from SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale, making it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Restoration to Return Eagle Rock Homes to Pre-Loss Condition

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

Understanding what the property needs are the first step in returning life to normal for your family after a fire.

What is the Pre-Loss Condition After a Fire?

Pre-loss conditions are the objective for responding restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team after a fire. This term describes the condition of your home before the fire, but not an improvement in that state.

Inspecting the Property 

Fire restoration in Eagle Rock homes starts with a thorough inspection and structural assessment. We know how vital cataloging damage can be to property loss reporting and submitting estimates to your insurance provider. We have skilled professionals arriving quickly after the first notice of loss when first responders clear the house for entry. SERVPRO technicians are looking for:

  • Structural Damage - Structural damage is often apparent, but careful evaluation is necessary to understand the extent of compromised building materials and systems.
  • Compromised Contents - Contents are often destroyed by combustion and migrating fire damage. We work fast to provide on-site cleaning and relocate your belongings to our nearby warehouse for cleaning and storage when necessary.
  • Water Damage - First responders use hydrants near your home to provide a steady stream of water to combat the flames. The mess this leaves behind becomes a substantial obstacle in returning your home to preloss condition. 
  • Pre-Existing Conditions - Some conditions and damage to your home pre-date the fire disaster. Helping SERVPRO professionals note these circumstances during the inspection of the property streamlines later cleanup and recovery. 

Effective Cleanup and Restoration Services 

Understanding what the property needs are the first step in returning life to normal for your family. We work tirelessly to overcome smoke and fire damage, including odors, soot soils, and debris. We have end-to-end services customized to the specific obstacles of restoring and recovering your house after a fire disaster.

Fires destroy homes and businesses daily, and our fast response to these emergencies is meant to return things to how they were before. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale to help you clean up after fire and smoke damage. We are available 24/7 at (323) 255-1000.

Commercial Water Restoration Situations in Eagle Rock

3/19/2023 (Permalink)

When water damage affects your business, time is of the essence. Contact team SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians and equipment.

SERVPRO Provides Help with Commercial Water Damage at your Business in Eagle Rock

Nobody likes walking into your office complex for work in the morning to find out that a disaster had occurred overnight. When water enters your structure during off hours when nobody is working inside your office, the issues can worsen until work gets conducted. A rainstorm that strikes in the middle of the night or a pipe break can cause your office complex to get flooded. And since water follows gravity, your floors could be affected the most.

Whenever our SERVPRO technicians conduct commercial water restoration in Eagle Rock, we can check the carpeting in your entire building to determine where the H2O went. We can use a moisture sensor with two prongs on the bottom that will light up and beep wherever it senses wet carpeting. Once we figure out which sections of your office complex got wet, we can formulate a plan of attack to restore your building to its preloss state.

If your carpets get saturated, the fibers can start to separate from the backing. If delamination like this occurs, your carpets and pads will get removed and replaced. If delamination has not occurred, then we can take steps to remove moisture from the carpets.

First, we can use heavy-duty extractors to remove liquid water from carpets. We can place a fan underneath your carpets if the subfloors get wet. Next, we can set up fans and dehumidifiers to conduct applied structural drying (ASD). And since wet carpets attract dirt, we can conduct restorative carpet cleaning after the drying and other cleaning procedures are completed.

Ways to dry out other types of floors:

  • Set up a desiccant dehumidifier to dry concrete floors
  • Set up drying mats for hardwood floors to prevent buckling
  • Use a mop or squeegee for laminated floors
  • Create circulation inside the building and increase the heat to speed up drying

If you ever walk into work one day and notice wet carpets, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000.

Water Restoration for Torrential Rain & Flooding in Eagle Rock

2/13/2023 (Permalink)

Regardless of how the storm damage entered your home, quick action is required for water removal and drying to be effective. Call SERVPRO 24/7.

You Can Rely on Our Water Restoration Services

Flooding in Eagle Rock becomes a serious risk after only a few inches of rain accumulate. Changes to the climate increase the possibility that this may happen, increasing the need for homeowners to check their flood insurance policies to ensure they have adequate coverage. Flood insurance helps alleviate the burden of costs following a groundwater incident.

Heavy rain easily creates problems for homeowners in Eagle Rock, but our water restoration crews are highly trained. They understand the ways that precipitation can harm your property. We hold IICRC certificates in different restoration areas, creating a powerful and efficient restoration team ready to work on your residence's restoration.

After a bad weather incident, either a thunderstorm or flooding, you can depend on us to:

  • Inspect for dampness in hidden areas,
  • Dry-out affected structural elements, and
  • Use controlled demolition and rebuilding methods.

Our equipment is used for different tasks – drying, cleaning, restoring, and detecting. After water breaches your house's exterior, we need to locate all instances of it. We use moisture meters, infrared imaging devices, and other equipment to find such water. As the project progresses, we also use air movers to take readings regarding how much water vapor is currently in the air.

These same air movers are important in drying out your home's interior. Keeping that water vapor moving also means it is not finding its way back into porous materials, allowing us to direct it outside and away from your family's belongings. Other types of equipment raise the temperature (heaters and one component of our InjectiDry system), clean the air of mold spores and other microbes (air scrubbers), and trap moisture as air passes through it (our desiccant machines).

Our California State License (#999460) covers general contracting for both residential and commercial projects. You can rely on us to approach your restoration needs efficiently and cost-effectively.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is always ready to help with the restoration services you need. Call us at (323) 255-1000, 24/7, year-round.

SERVPRO Is a Trusted Name for Mold Remediation in Eagle Rock

1/6/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO prevents mold contamination by setting up containment barriers in your Eagle Rock house.

It Pays to Hire SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Eagle Rock

Mold can have a lasting aesthetic and structural impact on your property if not handled promptly. Professionals like SERVPRO have the necessary tools and training for safe and effective mold remediation of your Eagle Rock home. 

SERVPRO’s scientific approach to the mold remediation process in Eagle Rock homes ensures effectiveness. Our technicians also collaborate with experts like Environmental Professionals (IEP) and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals to make the process safe for the occupants and restorers.

How SERVPRO Ensures an Effective Mold Removal?

The biggest challenge for the SERVPRO mold specialists during the remediation process is preventing the contamination from spreading to the unaffected parts of your Eagle Rock home. Hence, the remediation process begins with the erection of a containment zone using high-strength 6-mil polyethylene sheeting and wood or PVC framing.

The containment zones are also equipped with negative air machines and HEPA filters to ensure that airborne particles or mold spores don’t escape. In the next step, the techs carefully remove the containment using special equipment to avoid generating aerosolized particles.

Engineering Controls to Limit Spread of Contamination

SERVPRO techs employ the following engineering controls to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the mold restoration process.

  • Techs use special vacuums to eliminate visible contamination and secure it in 6-mil heavy-gauge poly bags.
  • SERVPRO techs monitor the humidity within the affected area and the contaminated area and take steps to dry the environment as quickly as possible
  • If required, we dispose of the contaminated material safely and according to local laws and regulations.

If you suspect that you might have mold in your home and need help dealing with it, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.