Master Bedroom Fire
After math of flames through the roof of the master bedroom.
A fire started from electrical misfiring led to the large fire remediation performed by SERVPRO of Simi Valley. The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire, neighbors called the fire department when they noticed smoke coming from the roof of the home. By the time firefighters were able to settle the flames and smoke SERVPRO was on the scene with crews and equipment to start putting the home back together.
With only damage to the master bedroom the family was able to stay in other parts of the home while remediation was happening and we were able to get them back into their bedroom in no time at all.
If you ever suffer a fire loss you should always call the experts at SERVPRO of Simi Valley.
Commercial Restoration: Water and Mold Damage
Our commercial crews detailing all affected materials.
When commercial damages arrive SERVPRO of Simi Valley and our sister SERVPROs have been given the Large Loss Response Team designation title. This ensures companies that we are capable of handling any size loss.
This hotel is just one example of the commercial restoration that we handle monthly. Our crews set up hundreds of pieces of equipment, monitored every single one for progress, sketched all affected rooms, removed all affected material, and worked diligently to help the hotel to reopen these rooms to guests wanting to occupy them on their visit.
Our office staff stayed on site and worked around the clock providing proper paperwork and documentation to help the process run smoothly and to make sure there were no bumps along the way. Always call SERVPRO for any water or mold damage needs.
Hallway mold from the water damage.
We think it won't happen to the best of us but then it does, mold attacks! Over the last month and a half our Large Loss Response team has worked around the clock to get this hotel back up and running to fill rooms with visitors. It started when they had a massive water damage through out several floors and since it was so big and the conditions were perfect microbial growth began to form on the walls, in the carpet, and other various places. The hotel could not allow guests to stay because microbial growth is not good for respiratory system when exposed to it. All of our supervised technicians wore proper PPE to clean up the water, get rid of the mold, and remediate the damage.
April Showers, May Flowers
Roof tarping after heavy rains.
torms in SoCal! While they are not common when the storms hit Southern California it seems as if this state falls apart. While we do need the water and California looks much prettier with lots of green, if you were to ever experience a storm damage loss to your home or business your first call should always be SERVPRO. We have the experience, trained technicians, and detailed office staff ready to go in case of an emergency. Mostly we have seen leaking roofs and clogged drains outside causing standing water to seep into homes, even though it doesn't happen often it is always best to be prepared until SERVPRO can get on site. You should check your home's rain gutters and clear them of all debris as well. You can always ask your local fire departments for sand bags if you have water seeping in from under your doors. Just like SERVPRO they are always here to help.
3 Tips To Make Sure Your Home is Carbon Monoxide and Fire Safe
Crawl space after fire remediation.
Carbon monoxide is tasteless, odorless, and invisible which makes it extremely deadly to those unaware of it. Most fire alarms in a home are equipped with a carbon monoxide detector as well. However, if yours does not here is a simple tip: you can buy a wall plug in carbon monoxide detector pretty much anywhere in your house. But experts suggest you place it next to your hot water heater. The second tip to keep your home safe from a fire is to have an emergency fire extinguisher within your home but also out of the reach of small children. The third and final tip is to know all the exits in your home and to have an escape plan. No one can ever plan for a fire but we can be prepared. Always call SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula in case of a fire emergency, we are the trusted industry experts.
5 of the Most Common Places to Find Microbial Growth
Hidden mold in kitchen cabinets.
We all know microbial growth in your home is not wanted but do you know where to even begin looking? Mold definitely has it's favorite places to thrive, if you were wondering where they are here are the 5 top places that our technicians have recorded.
1. Basements and cellars after water damage
2. Kitchen and bathroom sinks
3. Your refrigerator
4. Air conditioning units
5. Water Heaters
Now, mold can grow anywhere that gives it a cozy home such as environments that are moist and cellulose. All homes have the key ingredients to house microbial growth, and if you suspect there is mold in your home you should always call the experts at SERVPRO. We have highly trained technicians that are qualified to deal with any and all mold.
Commercial Restoration: Microbial Growth
Water heater in a commercial garage affected by mold.
When it comes to commercial jobs SERVPRO of Simi Valley has all the qualified technicians, trained office staff, necessary equipment plus the skill and knowledge on how to move quickly to get places of business back to work all while remaining professional. Recently a client had a very large mold problem that had taken over the entire back of the warehouse and it needed to be addressed immediately. Our crews worked after hours and sometimes all night as to not disturb the business process. Once all of the demolition to remove any mold was complete our project managers had testing done to be 100% sure there was no more mold to be found, and then they monitored the equipment to ensure a job well done.
Is Smoke Damage Really That Harmful?
Power washing gets rid of soot from fire losses.
A question we hear at SERVPRO from clients quite often is: is smoke damage really that harmful? The answer is yes! Smoke damage can affect in more ways than one, while direct exposure to smoke is harmful to your respiratory system, it can also negatively affect your property's structure, sometimes in unexpected ways. Smoke from any type of fire is comprised of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and soot. Depending on what’s burning, many other harmful chemicals also enter the air, and are inhaled into your lungs or latch onto walls, furniture, clothing, ductwork, and other areas. While it may not seem like as big of a deal as the flames that burned personal property, smoke damage definitely should never be ignored! ALWAYS call SERVPRO for all your fire/smoke remediation needs.
A bathroom hallway affected by a bathtub overflow.
Water damage comes in many shapes and sizes, and the source of origin is almost always different. Wether it comes from a broker water supply line that burst, the dishwasher overflowed, the water heater burst, etc. SERVPRO of Simi Valley are your water restoration experts through and through. We have a team that works 24/7 around the clock in case of any emergencies that may happen in either your home or in your place of work. We are able to get crews out immediately to place equipment and start the drying process to ensure that no further damage occurs. An ignored water damage can cause microbial growth and if we can take care of it in the first place we should always be your first call.
From Water to Mold Real Quick
After ignoring a water damage in their home mold crept into all the walls and covered the floors.
Being in the water and fire restoration field we know that if water damage is not taken seriously or taken care of immediately microbial growth can begin to form and thrive where the water damage once was. At SERVPRO we do our best to educate our property managers, insurance agents and brokers, as well as past clients about the process in which eliminates the most mold causes. As if water damage isn't bad enough most people will tell you that dealing with mold is twice as bad. It is also completely unhealthy to let sit in your home or place of work. SERVPRO of Simi Valley has trained technicians who are knowledgeable in all things dealing with microbial growth and have the client's best intentions in mind.