What To Do With Mold
What To Do:
- Stay out of affected areas
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans
- Contact SERVPRO of Santa Clarita for mold remediation services
What NOT To Do:
- Do not touch or disturb the mold
- Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible suspected mold growth
- Do not attempt to try the area yourself
- Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold
These are some things to make sure you do and not do when you have mold in your home. SERVPRO of Santa Clarita specializes in mold clean up and remediation. Our technicians are highly trained professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly restore your home quickly and safely. We specialize in mold and you can be assured that we will deal with your home properly and professionally.
If you see signs of mold, call us today at (661)296-4600
Preparing For a Flood
In the next few days, Southern California will be experiencing a significant amount of rainfall. To avoid disasters in your local home, here are some pointers to keep in mind before a flood:
- Construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering your home
- Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage
- Check gutters and make sure they are not clogged
Here are some important terms you need to be familiar with to help identify a flood hazard when your local news warns you:
- Flood Watch – flooding is possible
- Flash Flood Watch – flash flooding is possible; be prepared to move to higher ground
- Flood Warning – flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately
- Flash Flood Warning – a flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately
Post Flood Action
Southern California is not known for its storms and floods but when storms come, and floods your local neighborhood, be sure to follow these following guidelines:
- Tune in to your local news to learn whether the water supply is safe to drink.
- Avoid floodwaters; it may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or sewage water.
- Avoid moving water.
- Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
- Avoid downed power lines, and report them to the power company.
- Stay away from damaged sewage systems – they are a serious health hazard
These are just some pointers for you to follow in the aftermath of a flood. If there is anything that your local SERVPRO can do for you, whether it is water remediation or temporary roofing, do not hesitate to call us at (661)296-4600.
What We Do to Mold
When you call your local SERVPRO for any of your mold problems, we will be at your residence as quickly as possible to work on the mold in your home and remediate it as soon as possible. SERVPRO values your home and your time so we try to be there as quickly as we can to begin services.
We take mold seriously and we remove every bit of mold that what was originally found in your home. Our well trained and certified technicians and crew members will come in and use SERVPRO certified products to properly take care of the mold. When dry walls and the like have mold, we try to save as much of the original material as we can rather than demolishing it completely.
If you have any mold problems, give us a call at (661)296-4600.
Should Storms Worry Me?
Living in Southern California might have you wondering why we too should be ready for when storms come. Southern California does not see much rain throughout the year but storms should still be something we prepare ourselves for.
Specifically, this rainy season, we must be extra careful after the Sand Fire that hit us recently. Without the trees and bushes in our mountains, we are more vulnerable to landslides and flash floods from the rain we have been getting.
When your home is hit by a flood or storm, remember that your local SERVPRO is here to restore your home to its pre-storm condition. We specialize in restoring homes and buildings in a quick and timely manner, so that you and your family could go back in to your normal routine.
Call us at (661)296-4600
We Restore Fire Also!
SERVPRO of Santa Clarita is a company that does more than water remediation. In some situations, homes and commercial buildings would need some fire remediation, which we at SERVPRO can also do. Should such an event occur, we are able to clean your home of all the fire damage including smoke damage on carpets, curtains, or upholstered furniture. At SERVPRO, we want to make sure we do all the necessary work to restore your beloved home to its best condition. We value your home as much as you value it, and we always want to make sure we do our job to the best of our abilities.
In case of any kind of fire damages in your home, SERVPRO of Santa Clarita is always here. Give us a call at 661-296-4600.
Large Loss for Commercial Buildings
It is not common for a commercial building to experience major losses such as water or fire, but when they do, it normally is big enough to halt the entire building and the businesses that are in it.
One thing we always want to emphasize here at SERVPRO is that we want to be as quick as possible when it comes to responding and making sure the loss is taken care of immediately "Like it never happened". Part of achieving that requires a handful of workers and equipment that can make that process quicker. SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley is part of a Large Loss Division unit. With that, there is not a loss big enough for us to handle. Multiple other franchises around us are always able to help when a loss is normally bigger than what our crew can handle.
SERVPRO, despite having multiple franchises in different locations still work together as a team to make sure we service our community the best way we possibly can.
If there is anything too large for your own maintenance crew to handle in your commercial building, do not hesitate to give SERVPRO a call at (661)296-4600
Emergency Ready Programs for Commercial Properties
As a free service to local Santa Clarita Valley Commercial Properties, we can have a program called the Emergency Ready Program (ERP). This program simply collects vital information about your commercial property building such as the water shut off, where to park in case of an emergency, and who to inform. In the rare case that we are called for an emergency, we will assure the property owner that we will not do anything more than mitigating the damage until we receive confirmation from whoever is in charge.
For SERVPRO, there is no damage too large for us to handle. We are part of a large loss division that will be able to come in and assist the local SERVPRO of Santa Clarita should there be a damage too large for us to handle.
If you are a building owner and has questions about our Emergency Ready Program, give us a call at (661)296-4600
Canyon Country Fire and Water Damage Restoration
Paradise in Canyon Country Until a Fire Breaks Out
Weather and nature's fury can unleash itself at any time. California is large enough and such diverse terrain that many of nature's worst damage can be done. Canyon Country is known for its hills and valleys, and is a scenic area full of newer homes. Although this is a desirable place to live, it has the Santa Ana winds in September which make wildfires risk go up dramatically. Whether it be damage done from wildfires or damage to your home from water damage, SERVPRO is the cleanup and restoration experts. When something like this happens, it would be unwise to consult with anyone other than a professional to safely and thoroughly clean up and repair the damages done by water and fire.
Fire and Water Damage Restoration
A fire can be absolutely devastating to a home, but SERVPRO professionals can help to cleanup and restore the home to be "Like it never happened." With any fire comes smoke. In a home that has fire damage, there is also soot and smoke damage to clean up after. Once a SERVPRO professional has come out to assess the damage done by both fire and smoke, the specialist can then make immediate plans for fire damage restoration services.
Risk of Fire Damage is Everywhere
Fire and also smoke damage can occur from wicked wildfires catching onto a home. They can also start from kitchen fires, neglected backyard fire pits, as well as numerous other fire-related sources. Everyone in California worries about wildfires threatening homes, but just as common are fires from faulty electrical wiring, heaters, and grease fires. Some of these fires have been put out by fire extinguishers, but the damage still remains. Hiring professional fire damage restoration experts is the way to go when you are salvaging your home.
Fire Department Saved Your Canyon Country Home But Water is Everywhere
One catastrophic event can lead to another. Although the fire in the attic is out, now there is water damage in the attic and it is seeping down through to the floor levels below. The fire department put out the fire, but now you have water, water everywhere! This is a case of both fire and water damage. It does happen, and there is help available from SERVPRO fire and water damage professionals. It can be overwhelming to think about, "where to begin to cleanup such a mess?" After a traumatic event such as fire damage immediately followed by water damage in a home, it can be difficult to know where to go and who to turn to. Canyon Country residents need not worry, and should contact SERVPRO as soon as possible to make your home seem like these events never happened.
Water Damage Restoration
When it rains, it pours! Water damage can occur due to a number of reasons. It might be an accident in the home such as a popped waterbed mattress or the flooding of a cracked aquarium. Where there is a water leak or spill, mold can form. Mold as we all know is hazardous to our health, so to prevent mold, all water messes need to be cleanup up as soon as possible. Water damages can be independent from fire damage, but, nonetheless still need to be cleaned up.
Prevent Mold and Restore Everything Like New
In the event that water spills, leaks, or messes have already happened, it is time to take action in cleaning up the water and then restoring the structure "Like it never happened." Water is first removed with special vacuums. Fans and dehumidifiers help in drying up the remaining damp areas. Moisture detectors and infrared cameras can be used to locate moisture saturation points so that they can be further dried. If the damage is extensive, some structural changes such as replacement of drywall will need to be done. In the restoration process, SERVPRO cleans up the water damage so that it is "Like it never happened."