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Cleaning Your Companies' Air Ducts After A Fire.

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

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No matter what time year fire damage occurs in the business that you own, it is likely that you are using your HVAC system to control the temperature of the air.

With your HVAC system running constantly throughout the year there could be a lot of issues when a fire happens.  When fire loss incidents occur, these disasters can move through the air ducts and affect all areas of your facility and coat your air ducts and system with noxious soot and smoke particles.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County understands the importance of removing these detrimental remnants from your HVAC system and cleaning the air and your property as well.  Addressing these concerns can not only prevent further spread of fire damage, but it can also help your air ducts with a greater flow of air to allow the unit to perform at a higher efficiency.

If you have smoke, soot, or just need your ducts cleaned,  Call SERVPRO 805-507-5507.

Fire Damage Cleaning Techniques

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damagecan leave behind many types of residues and other contaminants. SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is here to help clean it up. Here are some of our techniques:

  • Attic -To remove soot from beams and other untreated wood, SERVPRO uses brushes for dry, powdery residues and apply an eco-friendly cleaning agent to break up thicker layers or sticky residues.
  • Cabinets - Our specialists use chem sponges to get into the pores of the wood and eliminate residues that can cause odors.
  • Inside Wall Cavities - Technicians use sandpaper or powered sanders to remove the residues trapped inside beams.
  • Lighting fixtures - Usually the most fragile items to clean, so team specialists remove overhead lights when possible for cleaning and use dry sponges andcloths

We also have specially designed vacuums that use HEPA filters which can catch and trap the smallest bits of residue and even mold spores.

You can trust that SERVPRO will get the job done right. Call for a free inspection 805-507-5507

Commercial Property Preparedness App

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO application image Ready for any disaster with the SERVPRO ERP app. Call today 805-507-5507 to get help setting it up.

Preparing your business or commercial property from natural and/or accident-related disasters is vital to staying in business.  Ventura, CA is not immune to natural disasters even though they are rare. It is so important to ensure that you have a proper plan in place to be prepared for if/when disaster strikes. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County has great resources that can help you in planning for the safety of your business.  SERVPRO created a free app called the Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) This easy to use application can be downloaded in the Apple Store or Google Play store. This tool allows you to add emergency phone numbers and instructions, locations of shut off valves for your facility, photos of entrances, exits, and other important information like your insurance coverage, etc. The best part is you can print it out, keep it on your phone to access anywhere in the world, or share it instantly to inform employees or emergency responders of what to do if you can't be there. 

We also have team members that are available to help you set it up with a walkthrough of your facility. Call SERVPRO at 805-507-5507 to schedule an appointment. 

Contractor Vs. SERVPRO for Restoration Needs

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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If you come home from a long weekend or vacation to find water in your home, who can you call to help? Your initial thought may be to call a contractor.  Contractors tend to tear things out as a solution. Professional Water Restoration Companies like SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County try to restore, rather than replace, whenever possible. 

  •  A contractor’s job is to replace everything that has been affected. This will often will include flooring, walls, and cabinets.
  • Our SERVPRO technicians are certified in water damage drying and cleaning by IICRC industry standards. We do not remove materials unless it is absolutely required.

 The average time to dry is 3-4 days and we're done. This prevents further disruption to your life and saves you money. We mitigate water damage and restore it saving your contents and structure whenever possible. Restoring your home is more cost-efficient than replacing materials in your home. 

 Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 24/7 for emergency water losses 805-507-5507 

Commercial Property Restoration After a Water Damage in Ventura, CA.

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

flooded office with fallen ceiling debris Don't let your business suffer after a water loss. Call SERVPRO right away 805-507-5507

Water can cause extensive damage to your business quicker than you would think.  There are great benefits to having it removed ASAP.

 Mold Can Form In 24-72 Hours After a Flood

The moisture level indoors changes very quickly after a flood or water loss. Water can be absorbed by carpet and drywall.  This can increase humidity exponentially. In fact, humidity can accelerate mold growth and cause this fungus to grow as soon as 24 hours after water is present. Having water damage and mold remediation company come right away to perform mitigation and mold cleanup may reduce repair costs and get you back to business.

  Warrping of wood floors

 Wood building materials warp if mitigation does not take place within at least 48 hours. If water is not mitigated it can increase the water vapor in the air and cause damage to wooden furniture, molding, and flooring.  Remove furniture as soon as it is safe to do so and store it in a cool, dry place until affected rooms are repaired and restored.

If flooding in your building was caused by plumbing, the results can be just as bad. For example, if a pipe burst in the break room, the water can affect electrical systems and equipment and cause a short circuit, which increases the risk of fire. Extracting standing water can reduce all of these potential hazards.

If your business suffers from a water loss, call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 805-507-5507.

What Is Water Restoration?

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

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The process of water restoration is defined as the extraction of standing water, cleaning of the damage affected areas, and either drying or removing water-saturated building materials and contents. 

If the building materials are even just damp, removal may be required.  No matter what type or level of damage, water restoration should be performed by trained professionals like SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County to ensure mold does not grow and further damage does not occur. 

The SERVPRO team of professional technicians has immediate access to specialized equipment and pumps for extracting large amounts of water and debris as well as a full range of cleaning and drying equipment.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 24/7/365 if you have water damage.   805-507-5507

Professional Fire Damage by SERVPRO

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Combustion from fire produces smoke particles that settle on surfaces throughout your home or office and form soot. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County technicians utilize advanced cleaning techniques that focus on removing smoke residues and odors. Since different materials react differently when contacted by fire, it is our job to advise a property owner as to what is salvable and what components would need to be replaced.

The services we provide to clean items within an office or residence is known as contents cleaning. In many instances, our SERVPRO cleaning crews clean items on-site.  But pack-outs may be necessary if the building is too damaged, there is no room to perform the cleaning or the building is not secure enough for on-site cleaning. If necessary, SERVPRO may subcontract specialty restoration services such as: 

  • expensive artwork
  • electronics
  • expensive or delicate clothing
  • furniture refinishing

     SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County offers stress-free cleaning and restoration services for your home or office. Call our highly trained and experienced team at 805-507-5507 and let us restore your property to its former glory.

When storm damage happens to you, Call SERVPRO

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in a ventura home Flooding season is coming! Call SERVPRO 24/7 805-507-5507

If storm damage happens in your home, immediate water removal saves both your house and bank account from dealing with bigger, more complicated issues. One mistake that property owners make is to assume because surfaces look dry, they are.  This is rarely true.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County serviced a  homeowner's property with stormwater removal needs in Ventura, CA. where the homeowner cleaned and dried what he assumed was all of the floodwaters that entered his home. Later on, however, a foul odor remained and they called us for help. Situations like this are not unusual with DIY flood cleanup.  

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians use advanced moisture detection equipment to locate flood water moisture anywhere it migrates to. Our technicians use infrared cameras to scope behind walls and under flooring and determine the path of water.  We also ensure we eliminate excess moisture through the removal of baseboards and other structural components for maximum airflow.

Knowing how to care for your loss is our forte.  Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County to rectify any water loss you encounter. 805-507-5507 

Smoke Damaged Carpet, To Replace or Not to Replace?

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

heavy smoke with fire in the background Fire smoke and soot can destroy your carpet. Call SERVPRO 805-507-5507

When making the decision whether or not to remove the carpet to replace or see if you can salvage it you have to think about a few different things. Some things to think about are: 

  • Age of the carpet
  • Previous wear and damage
  • Has there been water damage?
  • Is the back of the carpet delaminated?

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County's professional technicians have been trained by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) they can identify whether the carpet is too far gone to salvage or if the damage is minimal and a good cleaning and restoration can be performed.

If your carpet is damaged from a fire, smoke damage, or soot, you'll need the professionals to help make the decision whether to remove or replace the carpet so give SERVPRO a call today.n 805-507-5507

Containing The Flood Before It Destroys Homes

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling showing staining When the storm hits call SERVPRO 805-507-5507

Your Ventura Countyhome is in good hands with our SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County professionals. With fast response to all flood, debris, fallen tree, board up, and water damage situations, we are there when you need us 24/7/365. We have considerable experience with disaster relief in all scenarios. That combined with our extensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), makes us the most knowledgeable leaders in the industry. Helping customers to recover quickly after significant loss incidents within their homes is what we do best.

When the storms hit this fall and winter be sure to remember the green vehicles SERVPRO with the orange house and that we are a 24-hour emergency services company. Call 805-507-5507