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How the Commercial Restoration Process Works

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How the Commercial Restoration Process Works Always be prepared, even when you don't want to be.

We understand that each situation is unique and how urgent it is for your business to function again. To mitigate fire and smoke damage as much as possible and minimize the interruption to your business, we may take the following steps: 

Secure the facility, ventilate the premises to draw out dust and soot from the air, Removal of any contents, separating salvageable and unsalvageable items in the process. Salvageable items are moved to a secure location for restoration and storage until the reconstruction process is complete, cleaning the facility, including ceilings, walls, floors and any permanent fixtures to prevent further damage from the acidic effects of soot, clean carpets and upholstery, if possible, to completely neutralize any acid contained in soot and minimize further damage, using specialized equipment, deodorize the facility. We’ll also clean and sanitize any salvageable items. We may also decontaminate ductwork and HVAC system.

If your commercial property suffers from a fire always call SERVPRO of Simi Valley. 

Top Rated Commercial Restoration

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Top Rated Commercial Restoration Commercial restoration is no joke, we at SERVPRO are always prepared.

At SERVPRO of Simi Valley we specialize in the restoration of both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged by weather, mold, and other causes. Our professionals are experienced and knowledgeable, with the training and equipment necessary to restore your commercial property. We have years of experience and a full range of restoration services for commercial clients. We believe in the importance of ensuring that our customers are happy. No matter how difficult the restoration process, we want to ensure that you understand the steps ahead and that you are confident in us. We're the best partners in your time of need. If you shop around, you are sure to discover numerous restoration services in the region, but none can compare to the level of quality or customer satisfaction offered by SERVPRO. We will always make it "Like it never even happened." 

How to Handle Commercial Water Damage

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Handle Commercial Water Damage Prepped with the equipment you'll need in case of water damage.

Water damage can strike your commercial property in Simi Valley at any time without notice. The after effects of commercial water damage can be devastating to a business owner who is now faced with having to cleanup the water damage and reopen their business as soon as possible. Do you know how to handle water damage at your commercial property? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a pipe breaks, your roof leaks, or the streets flood to protect your property? What is your plan? Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. A little preparation for a water damage emergency and a plan of action in the event it ever happens can significantly reduce property damage and will get you back to business as soon as possible. 

Simply just call SERVPRO, we provide 24/7 emergency commercial service and we will be there quickly to begin the job. In the meantime, you should call your property manager, insurance adjuster, and turn off the water to the building. Leave the rest to us! 

Commercial Building Restoration Services

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Restoration Services We offer a wide range of commercial restoration services to help you.

Trust SERVPRO with your business’s commercial reconstruction and restoration needs. We employ a variety of services that will ensure your happiness even after a stressful loss. We also offer 24/7 emergency services and we can get you back to business as usual fast, with minimal disruption. 

We offer these following services for your commercial property: fire damage, water damage, structural drying, mold removal, content pack out cleaning and restoration. 

If your property were to ever suffer from a loss and need these restoration services you should always call and rely on SERVPRO of Simi Valley to get out and do the job right. Commercial properties need to be handled differently than residential and we know the even higher pressures to get your office or retail space back up and running. 

Top Quality Fire Restoration

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Top Quality Fire Restoration Save or replace this roof? SERVPRO of Simi Valley would be able to tell you!

Every fire is different and even a small fire can ruin the most precious of your belongings. With all the soot and the ash coming down it can seem like a total loss but that is not always the case, by calling a professional fire restoration company you can expect they will do their best to restore your items to preloss condition. Fire restoration teams are essential, and SERVPRO of Simi Valley can be there the minute the fire department clears it for our technicians to enter. We will begin assessing your property immediately to determine what we can save and what needs to be replaced. After the fire is out that’s where the team of SERVPRO of Simi Valley comes in to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Frozen Pipes in the Winter

5/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Frozen Pipes in the Winter Don't let frozen pipes lead to this.

Though it is rare for Southern California to get that cold, frozen pipes do happen! Your body isn’t the only thing that you should be bundling up during the winter, and frozen pipes are more than an inconvenience. Because they affect your home’s water supply, as the water may have difficulty running through the pipes. Frozen pipes can cause property damage, too. When temperatures are cold enough, the water inside the pipes will freeze into ice. When water turns into ice, it expands in size. If the water expands enough, then it places pressure on the pipes. Enough pressure will then cause the pipe to burst, not only damaging the pipe but also spreading water throughout your home and causing water damage. If you suspect your pipes to be frozen you’ll need to wrap it with an electric heating pad or towel and keep the faucet on so you know when it has thawed. Knowing the signs or frozen pipes can save you during the winter.

How to Clean Smoke Damaged Electronics

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Clean Smoke Damaged Electronics Fire damaged roof.

Can electronics be damaged by smoke? The simple answer is yes! Smoke can damage your electronics in several different ways: black film is smoke that can seep into all parts of your electronics leaving a black film, hence the name “black film”; the film creates an insulating effect and makes your electronics prone to overheating. Magnetic charge could cause the shortening of an item’s circuits which can happen to TV’s, computers, appliances, and other electronics. Acidity from soot can lead to the early degradation of your electronics, shortening their usable lifespan. The first thing to know about cleaning your electronics is that you should always call a professional. The best thing you can do on your own is remove any storage or memory, try removing anything personal from the hard drive a computer to one that was not affected. For televisions it is best to unplug them and leave them turned off. Treat smoke damaged appliances like you would a television. Your electronics and appliances are some of the most valuable items in your home and we understand their importance when it comes to restoring them after smoke and fire damage. Always call the professionals at SERVPRO of Simi Valley for any fire restoration needs.

Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall A hidden water damage in the walls that lead to lots of mold in an office.

There are many potential causes of water damage in your home.  Some sources of water damage, such as floods, burst pipes, and sewage back ups, are obvious and homeowners notice them right away.  However, there are some sources of water damage that are much more difficult to detect such as water leaks behind walls.  Homeowners typically do not notice hidden leaks until they have already caused a considerable amount of damage. Hidden water leaks can be dangerous because they can cause structural damage and also cause microbial growth to spread undetected. While most signs happen out of view here a few to be on the lookout for: musty odors, staining, peeling or bubbling wall paint, warped walls, buckled ceilings and/or floors. All of these signs can point towards a water leak but you need to have a professional come out and take a look. When you find a water leak always call a plumber first to stop the leak and then call SERVPRO to come out and then asses the water damage. Trust a water restoration professional to remove all the affected materials and the possible microbial growth safely.

Heavy Rains Can Cause Water Damage to Your Property

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Heavy Rains Can Cause Water Damage to Your Property Flooded front room from torrential rains.

As our climate changes, occasions of violent storm and intense rain that causes flash floods seem to be increasing.  Rain water that drenches your property should flow away from your home.  However, if it does not, the damage to your home could be quite extensive. You may be surprise at how many homes are damaged by the very items that should protect them—gutters.  Damaged or blocked gutters can result in storm water being directed to the home. After a rain storm is the best time to walk your property to identify areas of poor drainage.  These areas will tend to have either pools of water or remain wet longer than other areas. Good home drainage redirects water away from the foundation.  If this drainage is blocked, damage, or inadequate, storm waters can collect near your home. If you suffer from water damage caused by a rain storm you should always call SERVPRO, as we are not only water damage professionals but storm damage professionals.

Experiencing Water Damage?

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Experiencing Water Damage? Don't let water damage set you back, call the professionals at SERVPRO.

If you are experiencing water damage you are going to need more than just a mop and a bucket to clean up. The Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration Certificate (IICRC) advises that ever water damage be treated the same as soon as it begins, regardless of the size of water in your home. SERVPRO of Simi Valley provides fast and reliable water damage restoration services to home owners, we are available to call 24/7 and will start work immediately in your home with the proper drying tools used to stop microbial growth, wood rot, and other unforeseeable damages if the water loss is not properly taken care of. Water damage can be an expensive setback, call restoration professional to take care of the problem and take some of the stress off of you.