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Why Seek Professional Restoration Help?

4/24/2023 (Permalink)

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Always seek professional help in the face of water damage.

When there is water damage in your property, there is only one thing that you should do. You should always seek to get professional help. There are two advantages to getting professional help when it comes to having water damage to your property. One is that water damage companies have the proper equipment and they employ the best professionals to do the job. With a water damage restoration professional, your home will be in good hands since you have SERVPRO professionals working with you to combat the water problem.

At the first sign of water damage call SERVPRO of Highland Park to deal with your issues. We will work on your residential or commercial property immediately. When it comes to water damage, your action must be quick in order to prevent further damage to your property and health.

Call SERVPRO of Highland Park For Your Sewage Backup

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded bathroom with contaminated water caused by sewage backup Flooded bathroom with contaminated water caused by sewage backup

When flooding occurs in your Highland Park, CA home, facing the cleanup process can be unsettling. Different types of floods may require different cleaning strategies. When a backed-up sewer causes a flood at your home, you may have to call in professional cleanup and restoration experts to handle the situation safely, and knowing what to expect when they arrive can help you feel more comfortable about the results.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Contaminated water in your home is an emergency. It should be removed from the home as fast as possible by a company trained by the best industry standards. Certified water damage technicians will use specialized equipment to extract the water, then dry out the area with powerful fans and ventilation. All areas and contents affected by the flood waters will need to be cleaned and sanitized with approved cleaning agents. Some items might need to be destroyed. The recovery process includes the elimination of odors from the home.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (323) 255-1001

The Phoenix Guardian R Pro HEPA Air Scrubber

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

The Phoenix Guardian R Pro HEPA Air Scrubber design has been independently tested to verify true HEPA performance The Phoenix Guardian R Pro HEPA Air Scrubber design has been independently tested to verify true HEPA performance

The Phoenix Guardian R Pro HEPA Air Scrubber is a compact, portable true HEPA air filtration device. It is a portable filtration system that removes particles, gases, and/or chemicals from the air within a given area.  Whether set-up as an air scrubber or negative air machine, the Phoenix Guardian R Pro HEPA Air Scrubber design has been independently tested to verify true HEPA performance of not just the filter but of the entire device while delivering over 500 CFM of filtered airflow. The two-stage filter design removes virtually all hazardous particles from the air and the optional carbon/potassium permanganate filter can be used to absorb a wide range of odors and gases.

When used in a job site, this air scrubber removes smoke, fumes, mold, dust from the environment and provide clean air.

You can count on SERVPRO of Highland Park. We utilize top notch, high quality equipment to get the job done right. 

How To Be Ready: Handling Storm Damage

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

When A Storm Damages Your Home, Call SERVPRO @ (323) 255-1001 When A Storm Damages Your Home, Call SERVPRO @ (323) 255-1001

Before the storm hits, homeowners are concerned about their safety first. This is important; however, when the storm dies down and you’re left with pieces to pick up, it’s important to know how to deal with it. The more you know in advance, the easier the process is sure to be. This process involves handling water damage, deciding what to tear out and a full storm restoration.

  1. Extract All Water

Because you often can’t get back into your home until all the water is removed, it’s imperative that you invest in flood water extraction. Keep in mind that flood water is often contaminated. After 24 hours, it’s considered black water and full of contaminants. The safest and most effective option is to have someone with the proper gear and tools to extract the water.

  1. Tear Out Wet Materials

Water damage can lead to professionals having to tear out any and all wet materials. This could be paneling, flooring and a number of different household materials that may need to be dried out. While some might be salvageable, once the material has sat in water, it’s likely that the damage on some of it is irreversible.

  1. Dry Out Structure

With the damp materials out, it’s time to dry the inside of your home. This can be done by professional services in Highland Park, CA if you want to have it done quickly and effectively.

  1. Begin Restoration

Storm restoration can begin once you’ve completed the tear out and drying. After this, you can bring the undamaged items back into your home and begin to rebuild. The reason it’s important not to start this step until after the cleanup is complete is that you never want to rebuild when there’s a risk that there may still be water damage or mold left behind.

When the storm is over, the cleanup process is still only beginning. Fortunately, these four steps should be able to help you understand the importance of assessing what you need to tear out after water has damaged your home to start your storm restoration.