Mold Remediation Company
Mold in a home
Having mold in your workplace is a serious problem. If you leave it and don’t take the proper steps to properly remediate it, it will damage the property and can cause health issues. For these reasons, mold remediation should be treated as an emergency. As soon as you discover or anticipate that you have a mold problem you should contact a company for mold remediation in your local area or a company that you know and trust. There will be many benefits to having the mold remediation done as soon as possible.
SERVPRO of Malibu/Pacific Palisades/Topanga and Brentwood have highly trained mold remediation technicians, who go through rigorous training and certification courses, will help you remove these toxins from your home or business. Free consultations are a bonus. Please call us today at (310) 456-2135.
Finding a Fire Damage Restoration Company
Fire Damage Repair Companies
Disasters can occur at anytime, anywhere, anyplace, hence the name. They come in the form of earthquakes, floods, and fire and can happen at any given moment at any given time. Regardless, it is essential for you to repair the damage and bring your life back to normal.
As such, if you experience a huge loss due to a fire that damaged your home, it would be in your best interest to call a proper repair company. Here are a few ways you can find the best fire damage repair company:
Surf The Web - search by using relevant search terms like “ Fire Damage Repair “ and noting the names of trusted and certified companies that are popular for rendering quality repair services at affordable rates.
Ask for Referrals - you can always ask for referrals from your friends, family, and/or acquaintances. People who previously hired a company to fix their damage will certainly come handy in this matter. However, make sure to obtain detailed quotations from each referral company.
Ask Coworkers - When all else fails, seeking help from colleagues or coworkers is a great idea. This is because if any of these people are familiar with a renowned company, you know that your home is in good hands and all your fire damage will be cleared.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Summer Storm Damage
Today is the perfect time to take steps to protect your home from summer storms and other weather damage. The following steps can help you be prepared before a weather emergency strike.
Update your home inventory
- Take pictures of your rooms, closets, attic, and your backyard. Open drawers and cupboards so everything gets photographed. Keep the photos and copies of receipts for valuable items online or outside of your home, that way, you can provide the information to your insurance carrier immediately after the damage is done.
Make sure you have the right insurance
- Let your insurer know if you've made any major home improvements -- it usually doesn't cost a lot to add tens of thousands of dollars for extra coverage. Know your deductible and try to have an emergency fund. You may have no insurance coverage for some storm damage expenses. Such as the cost to haul away a fallen tree that didn’t actually hit your home's structure but lays on your property.
Take precautions to protect your home.
- This is a good time of year to trim trees with low-hanging or unhealthy branches that could fall and damage your own or your neighbor's property.
- Sign up for weather alerts and put together an emergency kit.
- It is always good to stock up on water and nonperishable foods. Don't forget about your pets and medications. Have a portable radio and extra batteries for the radio and flashlight.
For any questions you can always call us…
Right After a Fire
Most homeowners go to great lengths to practice fire prevention in their homes. However, if a fire does occur most people have little idea of what to do afterward. Most often after a fire in your home, you are unable to stay there due to fire and smoke damage. If leaving your home is the only option you do not want to leave it in an open condition and risk burglary.
First things first, make sure to lock up all doors and windows that you can. If doors and windows do not lock properly in the result of the fire be sure to board them up with wood and nails. You should also be sure to board up any holes in the walls and the roof. This should help prevent looting from your home while you are away.
Any valuables you can take with you do it. You can keep them on you, store them with a trusted friend or even rent a storage unit.
If you have fire damage and need help feel free to give us a call.
Water, Water and More Water
Flooring Water Damage
There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and finding your flooring soaked with water
First, DON'T PANIC!
It is important to try and find where it is coming from. Once you know, turn off the water.
So many people think that once the water is off the damage is done. This is not the case. It is important to fix the source so the damage can be remediated properly. It is common for a remediation company to come out and start the dry-out process but once the water is turned back on the source can re-leak and cause the damage to happen all over again.
Please make sure you communicate with your remediation company where you are in terms of fixing the source so they can determine how to help.
Home Full of Water
Containment and Equipment
This is a common story...
Jackie and her family returned home from a trip to find standing water all over her downstairs. Her wood floors were soaked.
Our certified technicians arrived within an hour and began extracting the water in the home. The technicians moved all of the client's contents and prepared two drying zones. Plastic barriers were placed to promote quick and efficient drying for the structure. The wood floor was removed where it was damaged and unsalvageable. Baseboards and drywall were also removed to prevent mold growth. Air movers and dehumidifiers were used for 3 days to dry the rest of structure, inside cavities and flooring.
We limited the damage by acting fast and 40% of the floor was saved. The family was allowed to stay at their residence during the drying process and we used barriers to separate working/drying areas.
Mold Growth From Water Damage
Mold growth requires water so no water, no mold!
Mold is the result of a water problem so, fix the water problem, clean up the mold and you have fixed the mold issue.
In order to avoid mold problems, you need to avoid water problems. That is easier said than done especially if you have no idea you have a water problem.
Mold also requires food to grow. The food it likes best is cellulose – (A carbohydrate that is a polymer composed of glucose units and that is the main component of the cell walls of most plants. It is insoluble in water and is used to make paper, cellophane, textiles, and other products the more processed the better.)
Mold really likes wet paper. It kind of likes wet wood, but not as much as it likes wet paper. It likes processed wood better than it likes real wood.
Because it usually takes time for mold to grow, you need to be prompt in drying the structure after a water damage event. Acting fast will help prevent a mold problem from developing. Of course, make certain that the underlying problem that caused the water problem is also corrected.
If you suspect mold in your home or business, give us a call.
Know When to Call a Professional.
Water Damage in 90049
Water damage can happen anywhere in a home. While there are certain areas inside of the home that is more prone to water damage, anywhere can fall under attack. Depending on the surface type that is affected greatly determines the appropriate actions to take. did your walls get wet? If they’re interior walls, it may be possible to use a wall cavity drying system to dry out the cavity (and surface). But if it was an exterior wall, it probably means your insulation got soaked. At that point, insulation is ruined, so a portion of the drywall will need to be cut out so the insulation can be removed before drying can take place.
It is important to call a professional company who knows how to handle your situation. We are here to help!
Water Damage Inspections
Water Damage on Wood Floors
Sometimes, with the smallest amount of water damage, like a toilet overflow that you caught pretty fast, still needs to be treated fast. Because if not treated right away it's possible that more damage can or will occur. Most homeowners almost don't call when they noticed the damage because they didn't think it would be a big deal. Most of the time when our technicians arrive the problem is bigger than what the homeowner could see in plain sight. Once the scope of work is done, it then can be determined if any work even needs to be done. drying out a wood floor properly, for example, is important so that the floor doesn't buckle or have moisture trapped underneath. Moisture trapped in the wall cavities and in the floor most often will lead to mold growth and you can triple the cost of what should have been a simple dry out. Always call SERVPRO of Malibu for a free water damage inspection.
Quick Response to Water Damage
Commercial Water Loss
Quick response is necessary when it comes to saving your home from water damage resulting from leaks or flooding. At SERVPRO of Malibu, we specialize in preventing or minimizing the negative impact that water damage can have in your home. We will help save and revitalize your damaged property as well as walk you through the entire restoration process.
Our top priority here at SERVPRO of Malibu is to ensure that all damaged areas are dried, deodorized and disinfected as well as making sure you are updated and comfortable each step of the way.
We have all of the updated resources required to tackle even the most difficult water restoration jobs. Our professional team has the experience and equipment needed to provide you with the service that you need at any time of day.