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Antelope Center Residents Have Options Every Weekend

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

landscaped trees, flowers and fountain Our area hosts beautiful scenery. We enjoy taking advantage of the great outdoors. We look forward to seeing you when we are out and about.

Whether Looking for an Outdoor Activity or Staying Inside your Antelope Center Home, the Valley Offers Many Options 

The weather in Antelope Center lets us enjoy outdoor activities virtually year-round, which has been a privilege in 2020. We have entertainment options a short drive away from hiking in the national parks to enjoying a socially distanced beer tasting session. However, some of us crave the experience of going to the movies or watching a live show. Although health considerations may preclude us from gathering in a closed venue, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center brings us some options in November and December. In the upcoming months, you may be able to enjoy: 

  • Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, is showing in the Lancaster Municipal Stadium. The Friday night drive-in series is a great option to leave home while keeping with social-distancing guidelines. Other movies include Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • On November 20-22, you can participate in Standemic, a virtual stand-up comedy competition available via zoom. 

Our staff of SERVPRO of Palmdale North is committed to keeping the community safe by following health recommendations and providing mold remediation services. We are available at (661) 526-3649 to help you with our expertise. In the meantime, you may see us enjoy these community offerings as 2020 comes to an end. Like you, we want our lives and our homes to feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Keeping Social Distance in Palmdale Without Going Crazy

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of small airplane Our SERVPRO team members enjoy the Joe Davis Heritage Airpark.

Joe Davis Heritage Airpark in Palmdale is a Great Option as the Weather Cools Down  

People in Palmdale and its surrounding areas can add one more offering to their stay-safe activities. 

Now that the weather is becoming cooler, a short visit to the Joe Davis Heritage Airpark may provide just the right amount of open-air activity suitable for the whole family. Even though the Airpark is closed during the week, customers can enjoy a weekend visit to view retired aircraft and understand their place in history. During your stay, you can expect to: 

  • Understand how the aerospace industry impacts our region
  • Learn about retired aircraft
  • Enjoy the outdoors while seeing something different
  • Choose to become more involved by donating to support the Airpark 

SERVPRO of Palmdale North is vested in our community's well-being, and we show it every time you call us at (661) 526-3649. From providing water removal services to restoring your home after a fire, we are your ally. Much like the airplanes you'll encounter at the Airpark, we want to keep you safe and make your residence, "Like it never even happened."

Como Mantener la Distancia Social en Palmdale Sin Volverse Loco

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

El logo del Joe Davis Heritage Airpark. Los miembros de nuestro equipo SERVPRO disfrutan del Joe Davis Heritage Airpark.

Joe Davis Heritage Airpark en Palmdale es una Gran Opción Durante el Otoño

Los residentes de Palmdale y sus alrededores pueden agregar una opción más a sus actividades seguras y distanciadas. Ahora que el clima se está enfriando un poco, una breve visita al Joe Davis Heritage Airpark puede brindar la cantidad justa de actividad al aire libre entretenida para toda la familia. Aunque el parque aéreo está cerrado durante la semana, los clientes pueden disfrutar de una visita de fin de semana para ver aviones retirados y comprender su lugar en la historia. Durante su visita, usted logrará:

  • Entender cómo la industria aeroespacial impacta nuestra región.
  • Obtenga información sobre aviones retirados
  • Disfruta del aire libre mientras ve algo fuera de lo común
  • Involucrarse más haciendo una donación para apoyar el Airpark

SERVPRO of Palmdale North se enfoca en el bienestar de nuestra comunidad y lo demostramos cada vez que nos llama al (661) 526-3649. Desde brindar servicios de remoción de agua hasta restaurar su hogar después de un incendio, somos su aliado en todo momento. Al igual que los aviones que encontrará en el Airpark, queremos mantenerlo a salvo y dejar su hogar como si nada hubiera pasado.

Palmdale is at the Center of History and Progress

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home California, although scenic, is no stranger to water and fire dangers. SERVPRO knows how to restore any emergency damage your home may incur.

Palmdale's American Indian Heritage, Spanish Influence, and Rise in Aeronautics Makes it a City of Contrast. 

Palmdale enjoys much of what the vast Los Angeles County has to offer. Antelope Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains help give the area a less hurried pace than Los Angeles proper while being close enough to enjoy its amenities. An ideal place to own a home and raise a family, Palmdale and neighboring Lancaster form one of California's most populous regions. 

Much like the rest of the state, Palmdale is rich in history. When Native Americans inhabited it, the area was part of the California coast and present-day New Mexico and Arizona trading routes. Much of the region's exploration and opening can be attributed to Father Francisco Garces, a Spanish priest partially responsible for an expedition across the Mojave Desert. Native Americans left the land, allowing Spanish and Mexicans to set down roots and establish cattle ranches. In the late 1880s, Germans and French also claimed parcels of land, and in 1886 the village of "Palmenthal" was founded. Funnily enough, the name translates into "Palm Valley" in German, but in reality, it was a reaction from early settlers who thought the region's Joshua Trees were the palm trees they had been expecting to encounter in their journey. 

Europeans were not used to farming the arid lands of the desert and were unsuccessful in doing so. Consequently, settlers abandoned the area and moved closer to the Southern Pacific Railroad railroad tracks. It was there that Palmdale was established as a city that worked around the railroad station where travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco took place. The legendary Wells Fargo stagecoach (still an emblem of the bank of the same name) also visited Palmdale when traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans. 

Palmdale mirrors the growth of Los Angeles proper, and when the aqueduct system was completed, it marked a difference in Antelope Valley. With the new possibility of irrigation, crops such as apples and pears became feasible, and the region strengthened. The roots of the Antelope Valley Press were established with the publication of the Palmdale Post, and new roads were built to support trade within the region. Agriculture continued to be the primary industry until World War II when Edwards Air Force Base was built (its original name was Muroc Air Base). In the early 1950s, the aerospace industry became the strongest in the area and employed many of Palmdale's residents. The LA/Palmdale Regional Airport still exists and is run by the City of Palmdale. Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are still among the top employers in the area. 

As we fast-forward to the 1980s and 90s, Palmdale and Lancaster offer a unique proposition to inhabitants of Los Angeles suffering during the recession. Because its housing was more affordable than living in LA, many relocated to Palmdale during this decade, thus becoming a dormitory city. Its growth continues even today, and significant investment in transportation and infrastructure has allowed parks, entertainment venues, and senior housing to be built to meet the community's demands. 

What to do While in Palmdale

Residents and visitors of Palmdale may enjoy outdoor activities virtually year-round. Because it is close to the San Andreas fault makes it vulnerable to earthquakes, but its mountains offer plenty of hiking trails. 

Dry in nature, summers can be scorching, but the winter months are cool and pleasant. The following are some ideas for day-visits while in Palmdale- 

  • Blackbird Airpark- private museum within Edwards Air Force Base highlighting the importance of aeronautics for the area and its origins.
  • Local brewing companies such as the Transplants Brewing Company- locally owned and operated- typically offer creative brews accessible in their tasting rooms and special events.
  • Rainbow Ridge Ranch- a nod to the area's agricultural origin, you can take horseback riding lessons or board your horse.
  • Vineyards- several vineyards throughout Antelope Valley offer delicious wines and some of the best cuisines in the region.
  • The Antelope Valley Indian Museum- invites visitors to view American Indian artifacts and learn about the American Indian cultures through them and the ancillary programming offered at the Museum.

Not surprisingly, the performing arts community is active in Palmdale. Several playhouse and performance venues open their doors to bring established shows and as a resource for those just entering the field. Although some venues are currently limited due to the health crisis, residents and visitors typically won't lack entertainment. 

For those interested in the night sky, you may want to visit the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club, which continues to host virtual events for its stargazing audience. Some events are suitable for the whole family, while others are better for seasoned stargazers. 

One of the most beautiful places in Antelope Valley is the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, where wildflowers cover the rolling hills from Spring to Summer. This beautiful place allows you to relax in nature and enjoy the wildlife while you hike. You may even choose to bring a picnic and dine outdoors while appreciating the Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains. 

Keeping your Palmdale Home Safe 

Despite its proximity to the desert and how arid the area seems, Palmdale and its surroundings are no strangers to flooding and storm damage. Copious rain may cause water levels to rise and wreak havoc on the community, including homes and businesses. When disaster strikes, a reputable restoration company based in the area is the key to minimizing your loss and protecting you and your family. Knowing how to extract water and avoid consequences such as mold is our specialty. We train with industry experts and bring the best into your home whenever you need us. 

SERVPRO of Palmdale North is at your service when you need the best in water or fire restoration. Best practices and state-of-the-art technology is what you can expect when you encounter our team. Call us at (661) 526-3649 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Who Should a Palmdale Homeowner Call After They Suffer From a Disastrous Fire in Their House?

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged room covered in soot Restoring your home after fire damage is not something you can do alone. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and mitigation services.

When Disasters Strike Your Palmdale Property, You Can Call SERVPRO for Professional Fire Restoration Services

Nobody ever thinks it is going to happen. Still, hundreds, if not thousands of homeowners like you in and near Palmdale, suffer from the aftermath of an inferno igniting on their property. Everyone has heard the stories of freak accidents that can cause a threatening and devastating blaze to flare up when you are least expecting it.

What are the common causes of residential fires?

  • Cooking: When our SERVPRO technicians respond to calls regarding fire restoration in Palmdale, we find that cooking mishaps cause the most structural blazes than anything else.
  • Heating: Furnaces, fireplaces, space heaters, or other items that generate heat an also be the culprits of an inferno that inflames your contents and building materials.
  • Electrical / Lighting Equipment: Like anything else, a component of your building's electrical or lighting system can malfunction, and the short could cause items near the problem to heat up and burn.

How are the services SERVPRO can provide better than those of other professional restoration companies?

  • Super-Fast Responses Available at Any Time: We are always available to answer our phones. Many of our technicians are on-call and ready to respond to your residence promptly after you call, even if it is late at night or in the early hours of the morning.
  • Top-Notch Experience and Training: Our crew members go through the proper courses offered by the International Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IIRC) training program. We also have a vast amount of experience in the construction and restoration industry that sets us above other companies that offer similar services.
  • Technologically-Advanced Equipment: From the initial inspection phase to the final walk-through, we have a wide array of the industry's most sophisticated tools to tell us what we need to do to complete the best possible final result, to accomplish the goals we set out, and to verify that we achieved the highest quality results possible.

Don't let a devastating structural blaze completely ruin your day by calling SERVPRO of Palmdale North at (661) 526-3649.

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How Can Retail Store Owners Deal with Water Damage Resulting from Plumbing Leaks?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

black sign hanging on door that says "Open" Unwanted standing water causing damage in your Palmdale shop? No Problem, call SERVPRO to keep your doors open during mitigation

By Hiring a Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO to Perform Commercial Water Removal in their Palmdale Business Premises

Water seeping into your retail store can threaten your documents, inventory, telecommunication systems, and electronics. This can lead to the loss of customers and revenue. SERVPRO technicians in Palmdale can restore your retail store within a short time.

How long does a retail store owner have to close the business?

That depends on the magnitude of the damage and how fast the restoration process starts. Our team of experienced technicians can use advanced water restoration equipment and products to conduct commercial water removal in your Palmdale retail store. We can complete the work typically within a few days or less.

We take care of all damages that may encompass the building’s contents, including your products, fixtures, and the structure. We can apply speed, safety, and proficiency to get your business back to a fully operational state.

If the intensity of the damage is low, we have the equipment and expertise necessary to isolate the damaged area while your business continues to run. We can use restoration techniques that enable your employees to continue serving your customers.

Why should retail store owners rely on professionals?

Our expertise extends across a wide assortment of business types. Therefore, our staff can handle everything a business owner encounters. We offer services such as:

  • Temporary power supply resources. We can use an industrial generator to power your business and our restoration equipment.
  • Odor removal
  • Sanitization

How do restorers dry a busy retail store without causing destruction?

The restoration process may create slip, trip, and fall hazards in the affected area. That is because surfaces get slick, and power cords and equipment hose can cause your employees to slip, trip, or fall. We can brief your employees about the hazards and post warning signs.

When drying your wooden floor, we can use a portable electric heater to direct heat on specific areas. To prevent the heat from affecting your products and employees, we can contain the surface using a 6-mil plastic sheeting, tape, and tension poles. The equipment increases the evaporation rate leading to faster drying.

Since water may have seeped behind the drywall that holds your shelves, we can drill small holes to access the moisture. Our SERVPRO restorers can use structural cavity drying equipment attached to an air mover to direct airflow into confined areas without destroying the drywall.

Water seeping into your retail store can damage inventory in the stock room and products in the selling space if restoration is delayed. Contact SERVPRO of Palmdale North at (661) 526-3649 for professional restoration that can make the water loss seem, “Like it never even happened.”   

¿Cuánto Tarda Restaurar Mi Casa Después de una Inundación?

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Familia mirando el agua que entra por el techo. Independientemente de la forma en que se inundó su casa, SERVPRO es la empresa para los servicios de remoción de agua.

La Restauración Después de la Inundación de su Casa en Palmdale Puede Tardar Varias Semanas. SERVPRO Puede Iniciar el Proceso

Si su casa en Palmdale se inunda, es posible que tenga que pasar meses de arduo trabajo antes de regresarla a su estado normal. Un equipo de restauración professional puede ayudarlo a evaluar qué tan grave es el daño y formular un plan de acción. Con cualquier evento de agua, y particularmente cuando hay inundaciones, el tiempo apremia. Cuanto antes detenga la migración de agua a otras áreas de su hogar, mejor será en términos de mitigar la pérdida de tiempo y dinero.

En Palmdale, la restauración de daños por inundaciones es un trabajo de nuestro equipo SERVPRO. Mediante el uso de equipos especializados, podemos monitorear y detectar el agua y el exceso de humedad en su hogar. También podemos determinar si elementos estructurales como paredes y contrapisos están en peligro o debilitándose. Nuestro objetivo es preservar lo máximo que podamos mientras eliminamos rápidamente aquello que representa una amenaza para su salud. En lugar de preguntarse si debe arrancar sus alfombras o alquilar una aspiradora para limpiarla, deje que nuestro equipo le brinde nuestra experta opinión.

¿Cómo se puede eliminar rápidamente el agua de la inundación de mi hogar?

Como muchas cosas en la vida, tener las herramientas adecuadas en el momento adecuado puede marcar la diferencia. Cuando llama a nuestra línea directa 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana, también tiene a la persona adecuada para manejar el daño. La combinación de habilidades y equipamiento nos ayuda a abordar las necesidades específicas de cada área de su hogar. Al eliminar el agua, nuestro equipo SERVPRO busca diferentes técnicas para realizar un trabajo concienzudo. Las técnicas que usted vera en su hogar pueden incluir-

  • Bombas montadas sobre camión cuando el volumen de agua es considerable
  • Varillas de extracción para adentrarse en rincones inaccesibles a equipo más grande
  • Tapetes de secado para ayudarnos a extraer el agua de los pisos de madera

Una vez finalizado el secado, nuestro equipo se concentra en la desinfección de su hogar para prevenir otros problemas como el moho. Durante todo el proceso, también desechamos artículos que no se pueden reparar y rociamos soluciones antimicóticas según sea necesario.

Cuando llama a SERVPRO de Palmdale North, gana en paz mental. Llámanos al (661) 526-3649 y permítanos dejar su casa como si nada hubiera pasado.

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How Long Does it Take to Restore a Home After Flooding?

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Regardless of the way that your home was flooded, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

Restoration After Flooding of Palmdale Homes Can Take Several Weeks. SERVPRO Can Help to Jump-Start the Process.

If your home in Palmdale floods, you may be looking at months of hard work before it is back to mint condition. A professional restoration team can help you assess how widespread the damage is and develop a plan of action. With any water event, and particularly when there is flooding, time is of the essence. The sooner you stop the water from migrating into other areas of your home or soaking your flooring, the better it is in terms of mitigating your loss of time and money.

In Palmdale, flood damage restoration is a job for our SERVPRO team. By using specialized equipment, we can monitor and detect water and excess moisture in your home. We can also ascertain if structural elements such as drywall and subfloors are in danger of weakening. Our goal is to preserve as much of your home as we can while quickly removing those that represent a threat to your health. Instead of wondering whether to rip out your carpets or rent a wet/dry vacuum from your local home improvement store, let our team give you our expert advice.

How can flood water be removed quickly from my home?

Like many other things in life, having the right tools at the right time can make all the difference. When you call our 24 hour hotline, you also have the right person to address the damage. The combination of skills and equipment helps us tackle the specific needs of each area of your home. When removing the water, our SERVPRO team looks to varying techniques to perform a thorough job. These include-

Truck-mounted pumps when the volume of water is substantial

Extractor wands to get deep into nooks and corners where larger machines don't work

Drying mats to help us extract water from hardwood floors

Once the drying is over, our team concentrates on your home's disinfection and sanitization to prevent other issues such as mold. Throughout the process, we also discard items beyond repair and spray anti-microbial solutions as needed.  

When you call SERVPRO of Palmdale North, you gain peace of mind. Reach us at (661) 526-3649 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Is There a Mold Remediation Company that Homeowners Can Trust to Do the Work Without the Hype?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

hand peeling back wallpaper exposing mold Choose a mold remediation company who can locate hidden colonies. Choose SERVPRO!

Commitment to Transparent Communication and Integrity is Why SERVPRO Delivers Mold Remediation in Palmdale with Confidence and Success 

If mold growth in your Palmdale home is scaring you, we want to help you understand household mold's reality and how it is best managed. Any mold removal company that claims to clear all the mold and spores out of your home is not truthful, as that type of control is available only in specialized circumstances -- usually laboratories and specific manufacturing sites. Maintaining a mold-free environment is not a reasonable goal because mold spores are everywhere, inside and outside. There are ways to manage the explosive growth of molds, which is why SERVPRO reaches out to educate and guide residential customers struggling with mold proliferation. 

What Is the Most Sustainable Method to Manage Residential Mold Growth? 

Simply put, to avoid the need for mold remediation in Palmdale is to eliminate moisture. Mold spores, when dry, drift unseen on air currents and settle on surfaces. When a spore absorbs moisture, it begins its life cycle, needing only oxygen and a bit of water to grow into large colonies. The window for mold to develop from spores already in a wet space is 24 to 48 hours. Avoiding mold growth is a primary reason we stress that water damage is mitigated and remediated fast, even in building cavities where it is often found deeply entrenched during a remodeling project or if staining or odors result in an investigation.  

What Is the Procedure If Mold Does Take Hold Inside Your Home? 

Note that we call our specialized mold experts mold remediators, not merely removers. The protocol we follow developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the industry standard and termed "remediation," why SERVPRO echoes the term. Our remediation services include: 

  • Locating the mold (we can arrange for expensive testing, but your observations and our experience usually leads us to the outbreak)
  • Containing the affected space by wrapping in 1.6 mil polyethylene and installing air scrubbers
  • Mechanically removing the mold with brushes and scrapers
  • Cutting out irremediable porous materials -- although many surfaces can be saved through innovations like soda and dry ice blasting, removing the visible growth and destroying the embedded hyphae
  • Vacuuming and wiping up residues before bagging and disposing of moldy materials as hazardous waste
  • Applying surface EPA-registered antimicrobials 

Honesty and a proven method that is the industry best practice is why SERVPRO of Palmdale North is a go-to for area residents contending with mold issues. Call (661) 526-3649 for a consultation.

¿Debo Investigar Una Compañía de Restauración de Incendios?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Concepto de incendio de la casa y símbolo de destrucción ardiente como una ilustración 3D en madera rústica No importa el tamaño del fuego, el humo y el hollín son difíciles de limpiar. Nuestros professionales están siempre disponibles para restaurar su

Los Propietarios de Vivienda en Palmdale Deben Identificar la Mejor Empresa de Restauración de Incendios Como Parte de su Plan de Emergencia

Ser dueño de casa implica una gran responsabilidad en la protección de su vivienda si acaso sucediera un desastre. Mantener a sus seres queridos a salvo es lo que lo motiva a limpiar sus canaletas e inspeccionar de forma rutinaria su propiedad en busca de filtraciones y peligros. Sin embargo, es imposible aislar su casa de Palmdale de todo tipo de desastres, por lo que es bueno investigar e identificar la mejor compañía para ayudarlo a restaurar su casa si alguna vez lo necesita.

En Palmdale, la restauración de casas víctimas de incendios es la especialidad de nuestros técnicos SERVPRO. Nos esforzamos por mitigar su pérdida cuando ocurre un desastre, y lo hacemos aplicando las mejores prácticas de la industria que se enfocan en la restauración eficiente y en minimizar los daños colaterales. Un incendio puede ocurrir cuando hay humo en la casa, calentadores de ambiente o incluso durante el uso regular de cableado viejo o defectuoso. Esté preparado para manejar lo inesperado con la ayuda de nuestro maravilloso equipo.

¿Cómo sé si debo llamar a SERVPRO o no?

Por la seguridad de su familia, evite sacar conclusiones precipitadas sobre el alcance del daño. En su lugar, deje que nuestro competente equipo de SERVPRO ingrese a su hogar y evalúe sus necesidades de reparación. Nuestro equipo industrial nos ayuda a identificar áreas problemáticas y restaurarlas mientras consideramos nuestros próximos pasos. Cuando se enfrenta a daños por incendio, debe sopesar si es el resultado del humo seco, que generalmente deja un residuo fino, o un humo húmedo típico de los materiales inorgánicos y que puede ser más pegajosos y difícil de eliminar. Otras consideraciones incluyen la grasa o los productos alimenticios y el recorrido del humo por su hogar. Entre las áreas de enfoque de nuestro equipo, cubrimos las siguientes:

  • Su sistema de ventilación y el paso del humo por el a otras áreas de su hogar
  • Muebles, especialmente tapicería y textiles que pueden absorber fácilmente el hollín y el humo
  • Los olores que deja el fuego y la purificación del aire en tu hogar

Durante todo el proceso de restauración, nuestro equipo en SERVPRO de Palmdale North está a su servicio. Desde el momento en que nos llame por primera vez al (661) 526-3649, puede estar seguro de que nuestro objetivo es dejar su hogar como si nada hubiera sucedido. 

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