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Yup, There it is...

Yup, There it is...

Mold found behind a bathroom vanity in a commercial office bathroom. It was remediated fast with the proper equipment and protocols. We passed the mold clearance test three days later. 

Water in the Wall

Water in the Wall

If you suspect that you had a leak but can not see any visible damage, you should still have the areas looked at by a professional. Leaving you walls wet will cause more damage so call us if you have any questions. 

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A Wet Reading on Drywall in Malibu, CA

A Wet Reading on Drywall in Malibu, CA

In the water damage profession, there are a lot of different types of equipment you can use to determine how high or low the moisture levels are in different types of materials. 

Water Damage in Pacific Palisades CA

Water Damage in Pacific Palisades CA

With all these rains it is important to have your roof checked out when the weather is nice. Be proactive so the rains don't damage your home or contents inside.  

Flood Clean Up in 90049

Flood Clean Up in 90049

Water damage in 90049 is a common occurrence these days with all the storms we are having in Southern California. When in doubt call the experts to come and estimate the damage. 

When it all goes wrong!

When it all goes wrong!

What started as a fish tank leak ended with all new floors for this commercial property in Sherman Oaks. It was guessed that the tank had been leaking for 3 months. 

Closet Mold, Brentwood CA

Closet Mold, Brentwood CA

 One of the most overlooked areas where mold grows readily is in the open interior spaces of cavity walls. Moisture can get into this space where it condenses on the interior surfaces of the wall. Unless the wall has to be opened for other purposes, mold can grow undetected for years. This is why closet mold is so common. 

There are a few different ways moisture can have access to the interior areas of cavity walls. Roof and mechanical system leaks can allow water to soak into interior surfaces. During the cooling season, air infiltrating from outside the building through the walls carries vapor that condenses on the cooler room wall surfaces. During the heating season, air moving in the opposite direction carries moisture that condenses when it comes in contact with the cooler outside wall surfaces.

Mold in Hiding

Mold in Hiding

Wallboard is one of the hiding spots that mold likes to grow. Especially when it is located in damp locations is particularly susceptible to mold. Roof and mechanical system leaks, groundwater, floods, condensation: all can soak the wallboard. If it was a one-time event and the water was removed in less than 48 hours with no physical damage to the wallboard, it is possible to allow the material to dry and remain in place. However, if the event has been ongoing, if there is physical damage to the wallboard or if the damage was caused by sewage water, it will be necessary to remove and discard all of the affected wallboard.

When the Caulk Goes Bad

When the Caulk Goes Bad

When trim is put on, it is common practice to caulk around and seal any gaps between the moulding and siding. After time and weather take their toll, some of this caulking begins to break away from the siding and can form a small crack where water can seep in. Always check your caulk.

Kids Really Shouldn't be Left Alone

Kids Really Shouldn't be Left Alone

This commercial business is experiencing a sink overflow because a parent left their child unattended in their restroom causing not only a major headache but hundreds of dollars of damage. Parents, don't leave your kids alone in public restrooms.

Storms Reeking Havoc in Los Angeles, CA

Storms Reeking Havoc in Los Angeles, CA

These storms in Los Angeles, CA are reeking havoc on commercial businesses as well as homes.  These waters can contain harmful bacteria depending on the source of damage and cleaning it yourself can lead to more damage and potential health risks. Always call us first.  

Talking to kids about Fire Saftey

Talking to kids about Fire Saftey

It is very important to have a  fire evacuation plan for your home and business. We offer Emergency Ready Plans for you free of charge. Call us to schedule yours.  

Firemen are our Friends

Firemen are our Friends

Firemen are our friends and the best source of information for our communities. They work hard to protect us so stop by your   local fire station  and let them know how much you appreciate all they do. 

A Fire Bringing the Community Together

A Fire Bringing the Community Together

Nothing is scarier when you see your neighbors house on fire and not knowing if they are inside. This amazing community came together to get the family out safe and provide a sense of calm to this devastating disaster.  

What Not to do in a Storm

What Not to do in a Storm

We at SERVPRO of Malibu understand the excitement of a storm here in Los Angeles. However, it really isn't the best idea to leave your sliding glass doors open so you can see the storm better. It can really mess up your floors! 

Storm at the Oy Vey Cafe.

Storm at the Oy Vey Cafe.

Oy Vey, they say! Not another storm. This cafe had a car drive through the front door when they tried to avoid flooded area. It was boarded up and covered in plastic so they could resume serving hot soup.

Fun After the Storm

Fun After the Storm

SERVPRO of Malibu enjoys a little bit of fun after a storm. There is nothing better than watching a young child play in the water and mud after the rains.

Get Your Business Back Fast

Get Your Business Back Fast

In the event of a storm, know your business property. Treat and maintain trees that can blow over. Protect windows from flying debris by walking the grounds and moving objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds, and anchor any equipment stored outside that could be moved by high winds.

School Auditorium Water Damage

School Auditorium Water Damage

The schools' auditoriums sprinkler system went off and the place flooded within 5 minutes. We were able to extract the water and place some drying fans and dehumidifiers to dry it. 

Commercial clean up in Malibu

Commercial clean up in Malibu

Got the call for a huge commercial water loss in malibu at 1:00 am and we rushed there, extracted over 200 gallons of water and placed the necessary equipment to dry it out.

Toilet overflow in Pacific Palisades, CA

Toilet overflow in Pacific Palisades, CA

If your toilet overflows when the bowl is clogged there are a few things you can do to minimize the problem and save some water. You can't just lower the water level in the tank; you need to displace some of the water in the tank instead while still maintaining the height of the water level at the mark on the back wall of the tank. 

Water Damage in 90049

Water Damage in 90049

On a cold winter night, this home owner's pipe burst, spewing water all over the garage and ruining the drywall. His insurance policy had a water damage clause that covered damage due to burst pipes, so he filed a claim and had his insurance company reimburse him for the cost of repairing the garage.

 Mold in Los Angeles

Mold in Los Angeles

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores in your home.  But,  mold spores can't grow without moisture so reducing moisture in your home is the best way to prevent or eliminate mold growth.  Mold in Los Angeles

Where does Mold Grow?

Where does Mold Grow?

Mold can grow in walls, floors, appliances, carpet, or furniture. All these items provide the food that mold needs to grow. But the thing all molds need most is moisture, so you're most likely to see mold in damp places such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and crawl spaces.

 
 
Storm Generator

Storm Generator

This generator was used for a commercial building after their power was lost due to a storm. It made it easier for clean up as well as well as the offices continuing their day's work. 

Fire in Malibu

Fire in Malibu

This horrid fire picture was the aftermath of a fire caused by faulty wiring in a garage in Malibu. There was no saving this structure and it had to be rebuilt. 

Commercial Water Damage in Brentwood, CA

Commercial Water Damage in Brentwood, CA

Commercial water loss is not easy for businesses to digest. Especially when it is a restroom and affects all of the tenants. We can get you up and going fast! (No pun intended. :) )

We're gonna need a bigger boat!!!

We're gonna need a bigger boat!!!

Yikes, That's a lot of standing water in this basement. Jaws couldn't be seen but the water was dark so he could have been lurking somewhere in the deep, dark basement.

Now that's what I call "Moldy"!

Now that's what I call "Moldy"!

This picture is what you don't want to find lurking behind your sink and drywall in your bathroom. Mold grows fast in the right environment and bathrooms are the perfect temperature with showers and steam.   

Trying it on for size

Trying it on for size

First thing is first, Make sure all of your equipment is in good working order prior to walking into a loss. Nothing is worse than not being able to breathe after walking into a fire zone.

Who you gonna call?

Who you gonna call?

SERVPRO-Busters. That's who you're gonna call. Never Fear... SERVPRO of Malibu is here. We are dressed to impress and protect ourselves from the mold spores that were found on 84% of this home's surface. 

Helping our Community

Helping our Community

Working with other SERVPRO franchises to help our community. Thank you to the LAFD for working fast and saving thousands of homes. Another big thank you to the Red Cross for setting shelters up and providing a safe place for our residents and their furry friends to go.

Malibu Homeless Connect

Malibu Homeless Connect

Our franchise got involved with this amazing community event in Malibu Ca.  This event gives people that are experiencing homelessness direct acess to nonprofit and government services without all that red tape and problems with access and transportation they dont have. The had all kinds of stations set up:

- Health care / Shots

- DMV

- Drug/Alcohol Treatment

- Hair Cuts

- Lunch

- Social Security

and many more. 

We were grateful to be able to give back to a community that gives us so much.

More Mats, Faster Drying of Wood Floors

More Mats, Faster Drying of Wood Floors

We've added more equipment to our already impressive inventory. These rescue mats makes it easier for us to dry hard wood floors fast.  With the power of a high-pressure blower, the mat vacuums water vapor right through the surface of the floor. Pretty cool! 

After a fire near your home, pick up one of these to return safely.

After a fire near your home, pick up one of these to return safely.

With all of the wild fires breaking out in California, SERVPRO of Malibu is putting together kits that will allow you to return safely. Call us to pick up your free kit today. 

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SERVPRO of Malibu helping the Turtles

SERVPRO of Malibu helping the Turtles

The green sea turtle typically lives in tropical waters in the mexico and hawaii but recently scientists have discovered a population of these creatures swimming year round in the San Gabrial River in LongBeach CA.