Recent Water Damage Posts

It’s The Hidden Water Damage You Don’t See

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Shows four photos. Moisture meter, Top right shows meter with prongs, Woman with Thermohygrometer & thermal reader All these tools help SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County be ready to assess your water damage. 805-507-5507

After a water loss, you may be quick to dismiss the need for mitigation services. You don’t see any physical damage to your drywall or floors. You may not feel that the wall or floor is wet when you touch with your bare hands. As we know in this industry, looks can be deceiving.

Professional Restoration Technicians have the right tools to detect moisture in your home or building. Below are just a few of those tools and how they help identify trapped moisture:

-Moisture Meters: This tool helps measure the moisture level on surfaces. Can detect moisture from .25’’-.75’’ deep. It is non-penetrating and wont damage surfaces.

-Pin Moisture Meter:  These have two metal probes that you can physically stick into wood framing in order to get a moisture reading. And electrical current will flow between the two prongs and measures resistance. Since wood does not conduct electricity and water does, we can get an accurate reading based on the resistance measured.

- Thermohygrometers: Measures the relative humidity and temperature of the atmosphere. Many people don’t realize the science behind drying methods. A lot of our atmospheric climate will determine the method of drying used to dry affected materials.

-Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter: Thermal imaging detects subtle temperature differences which can point our technicians in the right direction. Moisture can be very difficult to detect because at times, you may not see physical damages with the naked eye. This allows us to narrow down the field of vision.  

Check out our website for more information on the water assessment process.

Give SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County if you suspect water damage 805-507-5507

Water Damage Countdown

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Timeline shows water dripping and filling floor. sofa in the background No matter where you are on your water damage timeline, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura is here to help! 805-507-5507

Water damage a day ago? Week? Month? Is it too late?

The problem with water damage, is it can be difficult to assess how bad it really is without the proper tools. You can soak water up with a towel and put a fan on it, but how sure are you that the moisture didn’t travel into other areas of you home?

A typical water damage timeline looks like the following:

MINUTES AFTER LOSS: Water will absorb into materials such as your drywall, furniture and flooring.

1-2 HOURS AFTER LOSS: You will see swelling and warping of walls, flooring and cabinets.

48 HOURS TO 1 WEEK: Water will continue spreading through crevices if left unattended. You may start to notice mold growth. You may see materials splitting or cracking and deterioration. Note that at this point in time your affected area could have doubled in size from day 1.

OVER 1 WEEK: Mold growth will be present, there could be structural safety concerns. Removal of affected areas would be required.

So is it ever too late for SERVPRO to help? Never! We can help you at any point of your water damage timeline. Just keep in mind that the longer you wait the more work that will need to be done to get you back to life. CALL US 805-507-5507

Water Loss Claims-Tips to Prepare You

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

2 Servpro employess along with 2 homeowners. In Kitchen crouching near kitchen sink. SERVPRO of NW Ventura County can complete a full inspection report to send to your insurance company. Get the process moving by calling 805-507-5507

As a home or business owner, you deal with many stressful situations. When you have a major water loss and you’re faced with a disruption in your life or business, it can be overwhelming. When this happens you’re going to need to navigate the world of filing an insurance claim.

Here are a few basic tips to get you ready:

Tip 1: Pull up your insurance policy- Review your policy and see what coverages you have. Are repairs included in a sudden water loss? Do you have a deductible? Do you have contents coverage? This will help prepare you for your call with your insurance adjuster. Have some questions ready that you need clarification on. This allows you to set your expectations and have a better understanding once you start speaking with your adjuster

Tip 2: When speaking with your adjuster be brief and go straight to the point. Adjusters need to know the facts so they can make a determination on coverage. Since the guidelines are set, you don’t need to convince your adjuster to cover your claim over the phone. The facts will speak for themselves.

Tip 3: Take Photos- Have your proof on the cause of loss. Take photos and report immediately when the loss occurs.

Tip 4: Water Mitigation Services- Check your policy carefully because some insurance companies require you to mitigate the damages (keep from getting worse). If you need a recommendation, your insurance can provide one. Remember you can use ANY restoration company you prefer.

SERVPRO is a Nationally Trusted Brand. Here at SERVPRO NW Ventura County, we know the process and can get you moving forward. CALL US at 805-507-5507

WATER DAMAGE-WHAT TO DO

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher overflowing, washing machine leak, pipe leak and toilet leak Call SERVPRO of NW Ventura County 805-507-5507 ***24 hr response***

STEP 1: Turn off Water

To keep water from spreading and causing additional damage, it is important to cut off the source. Label or know where your main water shut off valves are.

STEP 2: Identify the Cause of Loss

Identifying where the source of water is coming from can help our crews determine the water category and possible pathways of water intrusion.

STEP 3: Remove Valuables

Move furniture or valuable items out of the water pathway if possible. Always asses if it is safe to do so. For heavy furniture you can place foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet to prevent further damage.

Calling a Water Mitigation company is essential in preventing secondary damages. Our certified water technicians can assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Drying is critical in preventing mold growth and containing the damage caused to your home.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County when you need an immediate response to water loss

VENTURA COUNTIES 24/7 WATER DAMAGE SERVICE PROVIDER

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

the image is cut into four squares; leaking dishwasher; leaking washer; leaking pipe; leaking toilet SERVPRO- YOUR 24 HR EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDER

SERVPRO of North West Ventura County provides 24 HOUR water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, biohazard, and other specialized cleaning services. One of our core specialties here at SERVPRO is in restoration services which is a 24 hour emergency service.

WHAT MAKES SERVPRO DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS IN THE INDUSTRY?

Whether you contact us with a small slab leak, or you contact us with a huge house flood, you can rest assured that our team of professionals will be ready to assist you. And whether you call us at 9:00 a.m. or it’s at 2:00 a.m., SERVPRO of North West Ventura County will be available to take your call. We are happy to be of service. We take pride in providing each and every one of our customers with our exceptional customer service. We go above and beyond while guiding our customers through the process from start to finish while working alongside your insurance to help move things along. Here at SERVPRO, we do more than just the clean-up and restoration. In fact, we grow relationships with our customers and pride ourselves in focusing on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO ACT FAST WHEN YOU HAVE A WATER DAMAGE?

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is very critical. A delay of just a couple of hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. When there is a water leak in a home, the water moves fast as it spreads and saturates the area’s it comes in contact with. As the water is spreading, water is also being absorbed into the walls, floors, house hold items and upholstery. Paper goods, books and photos starts to swell and show damage. Our team is well known for our quick response and immediate attention to your emergency.

WHEN YOU ARE SEEKING SERVICES FOR YOUR WATER DAMAGE, YOU MAY INITIALLY FEEL CONFUSED AND OVERWHELMED, AS THIS IS QUITE COMMON. YOU NEED AN EXPERT TO GUIDE YOU THRU THIS CRISIS. WE SPECIALIZE IN WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION AND IT IS IN FACT THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR BUSINESS. SERVPRO OF NORTHWEST VENTURA COUNTY HAS THE SPECIFIC WATER DAMAGE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU THROUGH IT. 

When Water Damage Strikes!

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Man with blue glove using a meter on a white ceiling Our Technicians use moisture meters to detect hidden levels of moisture within building materials.

The first 24 hours are crucial in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County professionals will be on-site to help. Here are the steps we follow when handling water damages:

INSPECTION – Our technicians will inspect all areas for moisture to get an idea on the extent of water damages. They will then review the inspection with you and provide you with next steps.

EMERGENCY SERVICES – If SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura finds that emergency services are needed, we jump into action and give you a step-by-step overview. Emergency services include extracting standing water, removing baseboards and setting up drying equipment. The quicker we move to contain the area, the faster we can mitigate damages.

MONITORING – To help ensure your home or business dry to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura professional will monitor the drying process daily. Progress will be communicated with you.

DEMOLITION-If SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura finds that materials are not showing progress after a reasonable time, we may recommend removing materials. We leave the area clean and ready so you can contact a contractor of your choosing to help with your re-build. 

EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE TIPS:

  • Shut off the water source, if you are unable to call a local plumber
  • Turn off circuit breakers for areas that are wet to prevent electric shock
  • Remove as much excess water as possible. Do NOT use a vacuum to extract water as this can lead to electrocution.
  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet flooring to prevent secondary damages
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other sensitive valuables to a dry place
  • Do not turn on light fixtures if the ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water

For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County at 805-507-5507

Water Categories & Why They Are Important To Know

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

When we walk into a water damage situation, it is important to know what water category we are dealing with. It is important to understand the level of contamination so we can determine the right course of action and best equipment to use for the job. Below is a quick overview of Water Categories:  

  • CATEGORY 1: This category is known as “clean water”. Poses little to no health risk. This water source will come from supply line leaks, faucet water, tub overflows. The problem with Category 1, is it can quickly turn into a Category 2 if left untreated.
  • CATEGORY 2: This category has significant contamination microbes are now present. It has made contact with debris, chemicals or made it’s way through materials. This is commonly called “Grey Water”. Sources include, washing machine leak, discharge from a Dishwasher, toilet bowl overflow (not sewage backup) etc.
  • CATEGORY 3: This category has substantial contamination. This is commonly referred to as “Black Water”. This water is unsanitary and can cause sickness. Examples include, sewage water, water with pesticides, toxic organic materials.

It is important to determine the source of the leak so we may understand what type of water we are dealing with. Our technicians are trained to handle all categories of water and are here to assist you!

CALL SERVPRO if you suspect water intrusion in your home or business. 805-507-5507

WATER DAMAGE TIMELINE

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

ceiling dripping water with a timeline on water damages. Within minutes, 1-2 Hours, 48hrs-1 week, over 1 week. Living room Extracting water, setting up drying equipment and monitoring temperature and humidity are crucial to mitigate water damage.

Within Minutes:

  • Water will quickly spread and saturate everything it touches.
  • Walls, floors, upholstery and all your belongings will absorb water.
  • Photographs, books and other paper materials will swell and start to warp.
  • Furniture finishes and carpets may bleed and cause permanent staining.

What should you do?

  • Shut off the source of your leak. Turn off water if needed and call a plumber to fix the leak. It may not always be easy to detect where a leak is coming from. Check out our post on common water leaks
  • Call SERVPRO to start water extraction and set up drying equipment.

Hours 1-24:

  • Drywall will start to swell and breakdown
  • A musty odor appears which comes from mold starting to grow
  • Furniture will swell and crack
  • Metal surfaces will start to tarnish
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper materials will spread and stain

What happens now?

  • If you called SERVPRO early, drying equipment will be set up to stabilize the environment. It is important that we do not allow the moisture to continue to spread. Drying the areas that are not as saturated is important to minimize costly expenses.

48hrs to 1 Week:

  • Mold and Mildew start to grow and spread
  • Wood Flooring starts to swell and warp, you also may see it cupping.
  • Paint will blister and you will notice bubbling.
  • Metal will begin to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture will show signs of mold and warping
  • Serious bio-hazard contamination is possible

What Happens Now?

  • When SERVPRO is called out, we monitor moisture levels daily and track the drying progress. Typically, after 3 Days we can have small water spills dried and free of excess moisture saving you money on costly teardown. However materials that are not showing steady progress after 3-5 days, will need to be removed. Mold needs moisture to grow, and the longer the moisture sits, the more opportunity it has to grow. That is why having the proper equipment in place is crucial to do early. Check out EPA for more info on mold in your home.

1 Week or Later:

  • After 1 Week, you will see your restoration time has now been dramatically increased. At this point with no prior treatment of the areas, you will be looking at removing and replacing the affected materials. Structural rebuilding can be extensive. Make sure you call SERVPRO early so you can reduce the amount of removal that will need to be done on your home or business.
  • Take note that once you have a water leak, that water will continue to move throughout your home if not properly contained. Containing and stabilizing the environment is exactly what our equipment is designed to do. Check out our blog on the Water Drying Process.

Never wait on Water Damage.

CALL SERVPRO right away! 805-507-5507

5 Common Water Leaks

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

four pictures of a dishwasher overflowing, washing machine with puddle, pipe leak and toilet with puddle Remember with any significant water spill. Call SERVPRO to make sure there is no hidden moisture left behind! 805-507-5507

Leaks can cause expensive repairs to your business or homes. Below are common water leaks home and business owners can run into. Check out our previous blog if you suspect water damage:

  1. Clogged Drain: Some clogs are just an inconvenience and can be solved with a plunger. Some clogs however lead to bursting pipes and overflowing. Obstructions in your gutters can lead to serious water damage. HVAC units can clog and overflow drain pans. Make sure you keep your gutters clear of debris and check your HVAC system periodically to make sure it is properly draining.
  1. Broken Seals or Loose Water Connectors: When you install an appliance in your home, contractors will seal all water connections. If you start noticing condensation or puddles around your appliances, you may have broken a seal. Seals over time wear down and the seal can break. You may notice leaking coming from water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines. Sometimes water connectors can loosen from shifting. For example, a washing machine hose may leak due to the shaking of the unit during its spin cycle. Or as we know in California, you may have an earthquake that can shift or shake your appliance.
  1. Corroded Pipes: Over the years, your plumbing system will age. With that rust will eat away at your pipes. If you notice warping on your pipes or discoloration, you may want to have a plumber assess it right away. You might want to consider replacing old plumbing systems with a newer system.
  1. Water Pressure: Who doesn’t enjoy a nice shower massage from the high water pressure? However, sometimes that excessive or uneven water pressure can cause unnecessary strain on your pipes.
  1. Slab Leaks: Slab leaks occur within your concrete foundation. They happen when a copper water line corrodes and starts to slowly drip within the ground. These are hard to spot and can slowly leak for years without detection. Here are some signs to look out for that could point to slab leak: sudden spikes in your water bill, moisture under carpets, unusually low water pressure, cracks in baseboard or walls, mold problems/mildew, sound of running water when pipes aren’t in use or noticing the water meter is moving when pipes are not being used. Calling a leak detection company to find the leak is important to do early.

Suspect Water Damage at Your Home or Business?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Dark brown staining on a white ceiling, with a big red question mark in the middle Not sure how bad the damage is? Call SERVPRO at 805-507-5507 for your FREE Estimate

The following information is valuable to property owners and residents who may be suspecting water damage in the City of Ventura, or any other location. Knowing the signs to watch for and prioritizing taking care of any damage immediately is much more cost effective than ignoring the signs. Early detection of water damage in buildings is much less expensive to repair right when the damage is noticed. DON’T WAIT!!

Water damage can be a huge issue in a person’s home and can often cost thousands of dollars. While sometimes water damage is obvious (such as a leaky faucet, toilet overflow or burst pipe), more often than not, it is quite difficult to locate. With that in mind, here are some common signs of water damage in a home to keep an eye out for:

  1. An Unpleasant Odor

There are many different potential causes of a bad smell in a home or apartment, but one that most people don’t think of is water damage. However, when water stagnates and is hidden over time, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria, like mold. This will quickly begin to smell and has been described as very “musty or earthy”.

  1. Mold Growth

In addition to smelling mold and other bacteria growing, people can sometimes see it with their own eyes. Spores in the air can find their way into hidden areas of the structure of the home, and if water and dust are also present there, mold can begin to grow. It will often be fuzzy or discolored, and should look very out of place. However, mold can be tough to see sometimes as it doesn’t always appear in giant patches, and even just a small bit of mold can signify some water damage.

  1. Changes in the structure

If you want to check for water damage, the structural aspects of the home are the first place to look. Walls, ceilings and floors are places that can give owners huge hints as to whether they have water damage. Look for stains, sagging, drooping, swelling, or cracking among other abnormalities.

Suffering from water damage? If so, reach out to SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County for help! 

Discovering Sources of Water Damage at your Property

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage/Flood To schedule a free water damage inspection today, give us a call at 805-507-5507

If you discover a water leak in your home, the first few minutes are crucial. The main priority is to avoid panic and concentrate on getting the source of the water stopped.  The most common water leaks in a home can be traced to the kitchen or a bathroom.

Most all common water supplies in a home have a shut-off valve nearby and all valves can be turned off with a clockwise turn. If the source of the leak is your washing machine, the valves to shut off the flow are located behind the machine.  Do not disconnect the hoses.  Instead, turn off the water flow where the hoses are connected in the wall.

In the kitchen, you will find shut-off values for the faucet under the sink. This is also where you will most likely find the shut-off valve for an ice maker, if your freezer is equipped with one.  The valve that controls your sink is usually the same valve that provides flow to your dishwasher.  In a bathroom, cutoff valves are below the sink and may be within a sink cabinet if you have one.  The supply line for the toilet is commonly located under and behind the seat.

A water heater can also be the source of your leak. If it is a gas tank, turn off the gas supply first then turn off the water.  The water supply valve is usually located near or above the top of the tank.

Stopping the leak at its source as quickly as possible will minimize damage to cabinets, floors, walls and contents. Within a single minute, several gallons of water can flow into your home and saturate anything in its path, including adjacent rooms.

Some leaks can’t be stopped with an inside valve so the water supply to your house has to be shut off. Lines carrying water into your home come from a main line outside that can usually be found close to the street where your water meter is located.

At SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura, we are experts at mitigating water damage. Our expert technicians work quickly and efficiently to extract any water, assess the damages, set up drying equipment and dry your property to its preloss condition.

How to Properly Claim Insurance for Water Damage to your Home

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Insurance Claim Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura at 805-507-5507, a restoration company you can trust!

Flooding & water damage are not situations that the majority of home owners ever expect to face. However, when it does happen, you will probably be at a loss of how to deal with it, especially when it comes to insurance coverage.

Should the unforeseen happen, the following will help walk you through to file a claim;

Review Your Insurance Coverage- Review all of your insurance documents. Locate the phone number for your insurance company’s claims office. If you can’t find it on any paperwork, then it should be on their website. Before you call, have your policy in front of you for reference.

Be Calm- Make sure you are not emotional when you make the call. You need to be able to talk to the claims adjuster (the insurance representative who will discuss the details with you) in a way that is clear & concise. You will not be able to do that if you are noticeably upset.

Keep Your Details Brief & Straight to the Point- Just give the claims adjuster the facts. Unless they ask for details, keep it as short as possible, giving them only the information they need to understand the situation. There are rules & regulations that govern insurance coverage, so you do not need to try to persuade the adjuster over the telephone.

Have Proof- Pictures of your dishwasher overflowing or flooding around a door are definitely proof that can be used to help make your case. Receipt from a plumber or information from the city or county about the cause of the damage will also be very helpful in getting the claim processed.

Mitigation- If you need to mitigate the damage (stop it from getting worse), the insurance company may make a recommendation for a company. It is ONLY a recommendation, so you can contact another restoration company if you prefer.

Contractor Vs. SERVPRO for Restoration Needs

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

water puddles on wood flooring Have your home back in days not weeks. Call SERVPRO 805-507-5507

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 

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

Drying Out Water Damages

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

water damage equipment placed for drydown Leave the dry down to the professionals. Call SERVPRO 805-507-5507

Water damage drying requires attention to four key factors. SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County restoration specialists train to analyze factors, so they know which drying methods and equipment they need to use every time. 

Humidity - levels are determined by the amount of water vapor in the air indoors compared to the exterior. 60 percent or higher indicates the air is saturated. This slows evaporation and increases drying time. We use dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels. Dehumidifiers can lower moisture levels up to 20 percent in 24 hours. 

Evaporation - is the process of water converting to vapor. With large amounts of moisture, it is slow.  SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County specialists use extraction equipment to remove standing water. We augment the rate of evaporation with dehumidifiers and use exhaust fans to increase air movement, forcing moist air outside. 

 Air Movement - is increased using air movers to force air throughout affected areas and across surfaces like walls, tables, and countertops to increase the rate of evaporation. 

Temperature - is an important factor. Since the preferred range to dry home is 70 to 90 degrees, SERVPRO engages the HVAC system if available. If not, space heaters are used to raise the temperature. 

At SERVPRO we use every method available to return every property to a dry, safe condition. If you have water issue in your home, call us at 805-507-5507 to schedule a visit. 

Properly Trained and Certified SERVPRO Water Damage Team

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County knows when your property has water damage, you can't wait around to start the cleanup. Secondary damage from mold growth presents serious health risks so you need to act immediately.

 You have a 24 to 48-hour window from the time the water damage starts until mold begins to grow. After that, mold will multiply astoundingly rapidly. When mold growth starts, you will need the services of a professional mold and water remediation service to safely remove the mold. SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is here 24/7/365.

To prevent the mold growth, you will need to get your property completely dry within a 48-72-hour window. To do this, you can contact SERVPRO at any time.  We specialize in water damage restoration and emergency water extraction. We have the professional water removal equipment and drying equipment to get the job done as quickly as possible. We live by our slogan, "Like it never even happened."

Got Water Damage? Tips To Help!

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

If your Ventura County property has a flood, Call SERVPRO 805-507-5507

Water damage cleanup tips form SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County -

  1. Do not enter water damaged areas without conducting a safety check. It may not be safe for you to enter or remain in the building.
  2.  Water damage can weaken the structure of the building. If the ceilings are sagging, stay out.
  3.  Be sure the electricity has been shut off. Submerged electrical appliances and electronics can cause electrical shock.
  4. Remove standing water, use towels to soak up smaller pools of water.
  5. If the area is flooded with more than a foot or two of water, wait for a professional water damage remediation team like SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County to arrive.
  6. Remove rugs and spread them outside to dry.
  7. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to prevent carpet stains. When wood furniture is exposed to excessive moisture, the stain can transfer to the carpet leaving permanent marks.
  8. Remove smaller items such as books, toys, chairs, and other objects from the area.

When in doubt, always call your local SERVPRO for advice or a free inspection.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 24/7/365.  805-507-5507

Water damage needs your immediate attention!

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster,

If any event causes water to enter your home or business property, the amount of damage may be hard for you to detect. Water can seep into areas you may not know about, like inside the walls, under baseboards, or in subfloors. To avoid complete and irreparable damage, trained restoration experts should inspect and begin water mitigation immediately. Within the first 48 hours mold could set in and cause even bigger problems.

Take Action Quickly

If a flood occurs on your property, remember the following tips from SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County:

  • Stay calm so that you can think clearly. Tune into local communications if flooding is weather related.
  • Call SERVPRO at 805-507-5507 as soon as you can.
  • In the event of plumbing failure, close the water main or shut off the source of water so the flooding will stop. Then call a plumber.
  • Shut off the electrical breaker and unplug or move electrical devices away from wet or submerged areas.
  • Place aluminum foil under the legs of furniture to help prevent carpet staining.
  • Remove papers, books, potted plants, or other items that are sitting on wet carpet or flooring.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is available 24/7 to help with any size disaster.

Why You Need to Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Emergencies

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage go. Call SERVPRO today! 805-507-5507

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County  can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Our staff is highly trained and has the following certifications:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

For 24 hour professional emergency services you can count on SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County to make it "Like it never even happened."