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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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Do I Need Fire Damage Restoration in My Palmdale Business After a Brief and Controlled Fire?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Fire flames isolated on black background “Like it never even happened.”

Water Can Migrate, and Residues Spread Quickly Through Commercial HVAC Systems -- Get the Experts from SERVPRO to Assess for Fire Damage Restoration Needs in Your Palmdale Office Building

Everything worked as it should when a small fire sparked in your Palmdale business center. The sprinklers turned on, and the blaze was contained almost immediately. Terrazzo floors in the affected area mopped up without apparent incident by your cleaning staff. Everything is good, right?

Is It Cost-Effective to Arrange for a Fire Loss Inspection?
Scheduling a fire damage restoration assessment in Palmdale is a wise move after even a minor fire. Modern HVAC systems are incredibly effective in circulating air within office spaces. If vents were open near the fire site spread of the residues created by the combustion are not unexpected. Our project managers are highly trained and thoroughly experienced in the operation of HVAC machinery and ductwork. Viewing the inside of the system for evidence of fire debris and residues is proactive, avoiding the continuous circulation of the toxic fire smoke, soot, and lingering odors. If soiling presents, we can clean out your ductwork. Checking surfaces throughout the building for evidence of residue deposit and planning for their removal minimizes the progressive corrosive action of the acidic particles created in a fire. Catching any harm early results in a prompt response and successful restoration results.

What About Damage Related to the Sprinkler Water?
Even though you might be satisfied that the fire suppression water was managed and removed, SERVPRO experts can check for any unanticipated migration using sensitive imaging and moisture detection and metering devices. Water that seeps through cracks in the floor or at the base of walls can cause damage requiring restoration by:

    •    Soaking into subfloors that then swell and warp
    •    Wicking of water up into drywall that then crumbles
    •    Collecting in building cavities that threaten to collapse
    •    Providing enough residual moisture to foster mold growth

Avoid the potential for hidden and lingering fire damage in your commercial building by scheduling a fire damage restoration walkthrough by the experts from SERVPRO of Palmdale North. Call us at (661) 526-3649 as soon as practical to check your HVAC system and for any unanticipated residue spread.

Should I Research a Fire Restoration Company?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

smoke entering room under door; blaze can be seen from bottom of door No matter the size of the fire, smoke and soot are difficult to clean. The professionals of SERVPRO are always on call to restore your home.

New and Seasoned Homeowners in Palmdale Should Identify the Best Fire Restoration Company in the Area as Part of Their Emergency Plan 

Being a homeowner implies a great responsibility in protecting your home from disaster. Keeping your loved ones safe prompts you to clean your gutters and routinely inspect your property for leaks and hazards. However, it is impossible to insulate your Palmdale home from all types of disasters, which is why it is good to do some research in advance and identify the best company to help you restore your house should you ever need it. 

In Palmdale, fire restoration is the specialty of our SERVPRO technicians. We strive to mitigate your loss when disaster happens, and we do so by applying industry best practices that focus on efficient restoration and minimizing collateral damage. A fire can occur when there is smoking in the home, space heaters, or even regular use of old or faulty wiring. Be ready to handle the unexpected by keeping our team in mind whenever you need emergency restoration services. 

How do I know whether to call SERVPRO or not? 

For the safety of your family, avoid jumping to conclusions about the scope of the damage. Instead, let our competent SERVPRO team enter your home and evaluate your repair needs. Our industrial-strength tools can help us identify problem areas and restore them while basing our next steps on our expertise. When you face fire damage, you need to consider whether it is the result of dry smoke, typically leaving a fine residue, or a wet smoke typical of inorganic materials which can be stickier and harder to remove. Other considerations include grease or food products and the path the smoke took throughout your home. Among the areas of focus for our team, we cover the following: 

  • Your ventilation system and its reach within seemingly unaffected areas of your home
  • Furniture, especially upholstery and textiles which can easily absorb soot and smoke
  • Odors left behind by the fire and the purification of the air in your home 

Throughout the restoration process, our team at SERVPRO of Palmdale North is at your service. From the moment you first call us at (661) 526-3649, you can rest assured that our goal is to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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What Should I Do If My Hot Water Heater Leaks and the Floor in My Palmdale Pantry Gets Wet?

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

A leaking hot water heater. Call SERVPRO, we can help with your Palmdale hot water heater leak.

For Professional Water Mitigation Efforts After Your Water Heater in Your Palmdale Home Breaks and Leaks Call SERVPRO

Any appliance in your house in Palmdale that has water running in and out of it has the chance of malfunctioning and leaking. Sometimes your water heater will work fine for years, and then all of a sudden, a leak in the bottom of it develops. The water will then follow gravity and soak into your vinyl flooring and to the subfloor underneath it.

What can you do if my wood subflooring gets wet after my water heater leaks?

During most water mitigation cases in Palmdale, our SERVPRO technicians have to work towards restoring subfloors that have got wet. Most subfloors in residential buildings are either plywood or oriented strand board (OSB). Plywood is composed of multiple veneer panels bound together with a variety of resins and adhesives. OSB is manufactured similarly by binding strands and wood fibers together.

  • Inspection Process: The best tool to use when inspecting wood subfloors is a penetrating moisture meter. The prongs of the instrument can be driven through carpet or vinyl flooring to see whether moisture traveled through the plywood or OSB. We can also use a hammer probe attachment to determine the moisture content in different levels of the subfloor being top, middle, and bottom. If, during the inspection, we notice that the subfloor is bowed or warped, then sections of your subfloor may have to be removed and replaced.
  • Can Subfloors Be Restored?: Most wooden subfloors are durable and semi-porous, so they are considered restorable in most situations. Problems can occur if plywood or OSB stays wet for too long, but it can withstand moisture better than engineered wood. However, plywood can delaminate, OSB can disintegrate, and both can swell, warp, or buckle, which could cause them to have to be replaced.
  • How to Dry it Out: Plywood and OSB can usually both be dried out efficiently using air movers and dehumidifiers, and in most cases, no specialty equipment is needed.

If you notice that your pantry floor is retaining moisture after your water heater leaks, call SERVPRO of Palmdale North at (661) 526-3649. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

¿Qué Debo Hacer Si Estoy En Una Zona de Inundación?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Agua en el piso de una casa. No importa cuándo haga la llamada, contamos con técnicos que pueden ayudarlo con los daños por inundaciones.

Prepare su Casa de Palmdale Antes de la Tormenta- Identifique a la Mejor Empresa de Restauración en Caso de Inundación 

Los propietarios de viviendas en Palmdale prestan mucha atención a sus suministros en preparación a una tormenta.  Nos abastecemos de baterías, comida y linternas, y protegemos fotografías y documentos importantes. Sin embargo, muchos de nosotros fallamos en identificar equipos professionales de remoción de agua que pueden ser nuestra primera línea de defensa después de la tormenta. Un plan de emergencia sólido debe incluir la preparación y los recursos posteriores al evento. 

La eliminación del agua causada por inundaciones en Palmdale es la especialidad de nuestro equipo en SERVPRO. Entendemos la complejidad que trae una tormenta y cómo mitigar su impacto. Nuestro equipo está certificado para trabajar con la última tecnología y equipos para restaurar su hogar después de un desastre natural. Cuando nos contacta a nuestra línea directa disponible todos los días de la semana, accede de inmediato a la experiencia que hemos desarrollado trabajando en situaciones difíciles. Ya sea que traigamos una bomba montada en un camión o usemos una opción más pequeña para extraer agua de su hogar, puede estar seguro de que tomamos cada decisión enfocados en el objetivo de proteger su hogar y minimizar su pérdida.

¿Qué debo hacer para eliminar el agua de mi hogar?

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO puede explicar a fondo los peligros asociados con permitir que el agua de la inundación se asiente en su hogar. Además de las bacterias y los desechos que las aguas negras invitan a su casa; cualquier exposición prolongada solo agrava los problemas.  Este riesgo es la razón por la cual comenzar actividades de restauración rápidamente es tan importante. Algunos de los pasos que usted puede tomar mientras espera nuestra llegada incluyen:

Evite tocar directamente el agua: nuestro equipo llega con un equipo de protección personal que nos permite libertad de movimiento dentro de su hogar.

Evite la contaminación cruzada: aísle las áreas de su hogar que no se vean afectadas por la inundación. Nuestro equipo puede establecer barreras físicas para evitar la contaminación cruzada y disminuir el daño.

Evite usar su sistema de ventilación: para evitar la posibilidad de propagación de bacterias en el aire, no active su sistema HVAC hasta que nuestros técnicos lo examinen.

Independientemente del impacto de las inundaciones en su hogar, SERVPRO de Palmdale North está a su servicio. Llámenos al (661) 526-3649 y permítanos dejar su casa, como si nada hubiera pasado. 

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What Response Can SERVPRO Provide My Palmdale Property After a Loss?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

An outline of an orange house with the word SERVPRO in the middle of the house in white. No matter the damage that finds its way into your home or business, SERVPRO crews have you covered Palmdale.

From fires and water losses to flooding and storm damage, our SERVPRO professionals stay prepared for the worst to protect your property and its occupants. 

Because of the severe weather that can affect the Palmdale area and other regions that we serve, we have restoration technicians available 24/7 for whatever emergency might arise. We strive to provide a comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery so that you spend less on returning your property to preloss condition. From water and fire losses to flood and storm damages, we have talented professionals available whenever you need it to begin both mitigation and repairs simultaneously. As a locally owned and operated facility, we can often reach damaged homes and businesses within hours of the first notice of loss.

Water

Water damage can result from hundreds of different causes, making them among the most challenging restoration objectives for Palmdale homes. Among the most substantial obstacles that exist after these loss incidents is understanding the migration of water loss effects throughout the property. Surface moisture concerns are only part of the problem, and this is what makes DIY restoration hit and miss for homes in the area. Without addressing moisture concerns beyond the surface layers, conditions can persist to allow for structural deterioration and microbial threats.  

What Extraction Strategies Work Best? 

Among the first steps that must be taken when our team arrives at a water-damaged address is extraction. Standing water can be among the most destructive forces that your home faces because it can allow for absorption and penetration into exposed materials and contents. We have multiple tools that can help remove standing water from your Palmdale home or business, including:

  • Submersible Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Carpet Wands
  • Weighted Extractors

What Must Happen to Dry Your Home? 

Drying is not as simple as it might sound for many Palmdale properties. Evaporative drying can often be quick for surface moisture concerns but becomes more challenging to address when damp pockets exist in structural cavities and under flooring. We have multiple specialty drying tools, such as positive pressure systems and floor mat drying systems, that can help reach these moisture pockets before they become more significant problems.

Fire

After a fire has taken place in your Palmdale property, it can be overwhelming to think of the steps necessary to return your property to preloss condition. Not only do emergency services and mitigation tasks begin as soon as possible, but they also have to occur under the terms set forth by your insurance provider issuing a damage claim on the property. We work closely with insurance adjusters to ensure that there are few delays in getting these essential restorative actions started.

What Are Emergency Services? 

Emergency services are tasks that often precede mitigation and even job scoping for your Palmdale home. These efforts focus mostly on our in-house contractors' talents to address structural concerns such as vulnerabilities in the roof and other openings in the house. Debris removal is also vital to reducing the concentrations of smoke residues, airborne contaminants, and harsh lingering odors during this phase.

What Is Expected During Mitigation and Restoration? 

There are many steps involved in returning your fire-damaged Palmdale home or business to its original condition. Each of the individual steps adds to multiple layers of loss effects that must get addressed to make the property safe once again. Understanding most of the mitigation and restoration tasks to come cannot be to appreciate your need for professional technicians. Some of these standard restorative steps include:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Soot Removal
  • Deodorization
  • Content Cleaning
  • Inventory Solutions

Commercial

After a loss incident damages your Palmdale business, you have multiple concerns. These fire and water loss situations prevent your doors from being open to your customers, but it can also permanently damage the structure without the immediate response of competent professionals like our SERVPRO team. As a large loss recovery unit, we can pool our resources with other franchises to have nearly limitless equipment, personnel, and experience for substantial disasters that affect area businesses.

When Can Cleaning and Recovery Efforts Happen? 

One of the advantages of choosing our SERVPRO cleaning technicians for your Palmdale commercial property is our flexibility with scheduling. We understand that the ideal times for cleaning and restoring your property, even without a disaster, is after you have closed up shop for the day. We offer after-hours appointments to revitalize the look and feel of your facility to meet your high expectations.

How Can SERVPRO Provide Sanitary Workspaces?

Safe and sanitary spaces are more necessary than ever before in Palmdale homes and businesses. Many property owners have looked to our professional cleaning technicians for ongoing solutions to surface cleaning, disinfection, and providing sanitary environments for employees and customers. Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program offers a comprehensive and intricate cleaning system involving:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Air Quality Control
  • Applying Disinfectant
  • Antibacterial Treatment

Storm

With our proximity to the West Coast, Palmdale is in a unique position to receive much of the same devastating weather that can affect areas like Malibu and Santa Monica when powerful storms make landfall. Our preparedness for these disasters ensures that we could provide our customers with real-time construction solutions and mitigation steps to protect their property as much as possible in a crisis.

How Can We Reach Properties Quickly? 

Every minute counts when storm losses exist in Palmdale. We could potentially deal with dozens or more Palmdale homes and businesses damaged simultaneously by powerful and violent weather events. Being ready to mobilize quickly can put boots on the ground to help as soon as possible, and this involves:

  • Pre-stocked READY Trailers
  • 24/7 Availability of Technicians
  • Staffed Emergency Lines
  • Centrally Located Facilities

What Must Happen to Remove Flood Damage? 

Flooding is often an unavoidable effect of storm loss situations, making it a substantial obstacle for restoration technicians like ours when we reach Palmdale homes. Water removal and extraction are critical in this earliest stage because we can reduce saturation and migration of floodwater through the application of submersible pumps, carpet wands, and wet vacuums.

No matter what disasters impact your property, our SERVPRO of Palmdale North team is always ready and able to help with efficient and effective restoration solutions. Call us today at (661) 526-3649.

What Should I do if I'm in a Flood Zone?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood zone" No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Prepare your Palmdale Home for Potential Flooding by Identifying the Best Water Restoration Company Ahead of the Storm.

Homeowners in Palmdale and elsewhere pay close attention to their supplies as they prepare for the aftermath of a storm. We stock up on batteries, food, and flashlights, and we protect photographs and relevant documents. However, many of us fail to research professional water removal teams that can be our first line of defense once the storm blows past us. A solid emergency plan needs to include preparation as well as post-storm resources.

Flood water removal in Palmdale is the specialty of our team at SERVPRO. We understand the complexity of what a storm brings and how to mitigate its impact. Our team is certified to work with the latest technology and equipment to restore your home following a natural disaster. When you reach our 24/7 hotline, you immediately access the expertise we have developed through working in tough situations every day. Whether we bring a truck-mounted pump or use a smaller option to extract water from your home, you can be sure that we make each decision to protect your home and minimize your loss.

What should I do to remove flood water from my home?

Our SERVPRO crew can thoroughly explain the hazards associated with allowing floodwater to sit in your home. Aside from the bacteria and waste, black water invites into your house; any prolonged exposure only compounds any brewing problems. This risk is why commencing restoration activities quickly is so important. Some of the steps you can take on your own as you wait for our expert team to arrive include-

Avoid directly touching the water- Our team arrives wearing personal protective equipment that allows us freedom of movement within your home.

Avoid cross-contamination- isolate any areas of your home unaffected by the flood. Our team can set up physical barriers to avoid cross-contamination and diminish the damage.

Avoid using your ventilation system- to prevent the possibility of airborne spread of bacteria, do not engage your HVAC system until our technicians take a look at it.

Regardless of the impact of flooding in your home, SERVPRO of Palmdale North is at your service. Call us at (661) 526-3649 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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What Precautions Are Taken with Contents from a Water-Damaged House in Palmdale?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from a ceiling tile of a home Water damage in your home is not easy for you and your family to deal with alone. Contact SERVPRO for professional water damage remediation.

In our care, your belongings are carefully handled and meticulously restored to prepare them for their return to your Palmdale property when restoration completes.

It can be overwhelming to allow our qualified professionals to take your personal belongings to our nearby warehouse from your Palmdale home. The damage to your belongings can become severe without these needed steps, so we work quickly to begin the pack-out process when it gets deemed necessary. A thorough inspection of the property during a job scoping phase can identify when focused cleaning and restoration is required for your possessions outside of the house.

While there are many phases of water mitigation for Palmdale properties, few hold the gravity for the customer, like restoring their valuables and possessions. Personal belongings are what make a house home, so they play a critical role in the restoration to return your property to preloss condition. We carefully handle your items and focus on continuous solutions for monitoring the progress of rehabilitation and the location of your contents should you need to access them.

How Do We Prevent Item Loss?

Your belongings are a severe charge to our technicians and staff at the warehouse. Intricate cleaning and drying after a water loss event can have many of your belongings in various areas of our recovery rooms. From the need for deodorization and surface cleaning to thorough drying and storage, our knowledge about each item can provide peace of mind to our customers when they entrust us with their home's contents. Some of the strategies we employ to maintain awareness of the location and condition of materials include:

  • Inventory Solutions
  • Unique QR Codes Specific to Customers
  • Continual Monitoring of Your Belongings
  • Record Keeping of Location and Restoration Work Completed

Offsite restoration is often a need for personal belongings from your home after a loss incident. Our SERVPRO of Palmdale North team can help with careful handling and recovery of these items when you call (661) 526-3649.


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Why Is Professional Water Removal and Associated Services in My Palmdale Home Essential to Its Structural Integrity?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO products on a shelf The SERVPRO water damage technicians utilize the best products available to restore your water damaged Palmdale home--"Like it never even happened."

The Full-Spectrum of Services Needed Before and After Water Removal is Why SERVPRO Begins with an Expert Assessment and Concludes with Necessary Rebuilding of Your Palmdale Home

When water invades your Palmdale abode, everything is in disarray. Floors are slippery, and carpeting is wet, sometimes on several levels, if the water invaded from above. Walls can bow out, and ceilings can bulge if water hides inside building cavities. The water sources can be broken plumbing or appliances, improperly installed or maintained tubs and other fixtures, or broken down gutters and downspouts. A prompt and comprehensive response is critical because water begins its damage to building materials and contents within minutes. The harm can expand to secondary concerns like mold damage if neglected for even a day or two.

Are Disaster Restoration Firms All the Same? How Can I Decide Which Company Offers What I Really Need?

Insist that the firm you hire for Palmdale water removal is fully certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The premier level of expertise the IICRC develops in firms committed to training their workers in international standards for mitigation, remediation, and restoration is why we choose this educational route for our team. Every underlying standard mastered is based on science, demonstrated by the successful outcomes our trained and certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) deliver.

Can You Share Examples of the Difference Highly Trained Technicians Make?

An incredibly challenging component of successful water removal is the understanding of the tendency of moisture to migrate. You might believe the water plaguing your home is not a current problem because it is no longer visible to the naked eye. Development of skill in locating seemingly "disappeared" water is why SERVPRO is sold on the training and experience we cultivate for our workers. Water seeps into cracks and crevices, and wicks into highly permeable materials like drywall and insulation. Without tracing and tracking of the fluids, damage accelerates. This leads to significant issues such as:

  • Swelling, weakening, and distortion of wooden supports, including framing and subfloors
  • Cupping and crowning, and occasional buckling, of hardwood
  • Corrosion of metal clasps, nails, screws, and other fasteners, threatening the integrity of the structure
  • Packing down and loss of R factor in insulation
  • Crumbling of building materials used in walls and ceilings
  • Regeneration of mold spores leading to multiplication of mold colonies

How Do IICRC-Trained Technicians Locate the Water for Removal?

A visual inspection offers the following clues:

  • Distortion of ceilings and walls
  • Blistered-looking paint and loose wallpaper
  • Wavy planks or strips of hardwood
  • Broken or dislodged ceramic tiles
  • Sticking drawers and doors in cabinets

We are also on alert if we smell wet wood or a musty scent that often signals mold growth.

What Other Techniques Are Used Beyond the "Senses?"

Although an experienced crew chief or member can locate many wet areas, water can hide deep inside cavities in your home. To sketch out the perimeter of water incursion and measure the absorption levels, our certified workers employ moisture detectors and meters, as well as infrared imaging cameras.

Now That the Water Is Found, How Do Professionals Remove It from a Structure?

Trapped water requires adaptations to the typical pump, extract, and dry protocols. Our firm's construction division comes to the rescue by assisting with strategic, controlled demolition to release the water and open spaces for more efficient drying. Some or all of the following help us in the goal of eradicating liquid water before moving on to drying out the wet areas:

  • Holes drilled or punched into drywall or ceiling tiles
  • Prying off of beadboard or baseboards to cut holes or slots
  • Sawing "flood cuts" that remove stud to stud portions of wall materials a few inches above the waterline

Got Holes? Can I Rely on the Construction Crew to Build Back?  

We appreciate the opportunity to reduce your stress by managing any repairs, materials replacement, and rehabbing to return your dwelling to "Like it never even happened." Our mission to provide wrap-around restoration services is why we promote the use of our construction workers at various points in the water removal project. Avoid becoming your own general contractor by using our streamlined system that resolves all water removal issues through our full-spectrum and service team of talented technicians.

Our goal is to develop restoration crews who are among the most highly qualified in the industry. This is why SERVPRO of Palmdale North earns the respect and confidence of our residential customers. Call (661) 526-3649 for turnkey water removal and restoration services from our multi-talented and certified team.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 466729

CSLB: 466729

Residential: 466729

Commercial: 466729

¿Cómo Desinfecto mi Negocio Después de una Fuga de Agua?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Mujer tratando de detener la fuga de agua de la tubería del fregadero SERVPRO de Palmdale North es su aliado en una emergencia.

Un Técnico Profesional En Restauración de Agua Puede Desinfectar Su Negocio En Palmdale Como Parte Del Proceso De Limpieza

Su negocio en Palmdale puede sufrir de una fuga de agua grande durante el fin de semana o durante sus vacaciones, lo que permite al agua permanecer estancada durante un período prolongado. Es natural que la mayoría de los propietarios de negocios alquile aspiradoras de agua para eliminar el exceso de humedad, pero corren el riesgo de dejar agua oculta. El exceso de agua puede convertirse en un ambiente propicio para las bacterias, lo que puede convertirse en una amenaza para su salud y provocar problemas como el moho.

En Palmdale, puede depositar su confianza en SERVPRO durante la limpieza después de una filtración. Nuestros técnicos de restauración de agua se preparan en entrenamientos específicos y en el campo de trabajo para abordar el daño del agua en edificios comerciales. Comprender los requisitos asociados a su industria y las restricciones impuestas por su edificio es esencial al establecer un plan de acción para restaurar su negocio. Cuando llama a nuestra línea directa 24/7, obtiene acceso a nuestro equipo de expertos y nos ponemos a trabajar rápidamente para reducir su pérdida.

¿Es lo mismo desinfectar que limpiar a fondo?

Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO tiene mucho cuidado al documentar nuestro proceso y explicar la importancia de cada fase. Una vez que extraemos el exceso de agua y restauramos los niveles normales de humedad, procedemos a desinfectar su negocio. La mayoría de los limpiadores neutralizan las bacterias, pero cuando usamos desinfectantes de grado industrial, nuestro objetivo es matar los microorganismos para evitar su reproducción. Nuestro enfoque puede incluir algunos de los siguientes:

Atomizadores de volumen ultrabajo que crean pequeñas gotas de soluciones desinfectantes que se depositan en cada superficie de su negocio

  • Nebulizadores térmicos que crean una niebla espesa y son ideales para espacios reducidos
  • Limpieza por inmersión para aquellos artículos que necesitan ser sumergidos en soluciones de limpieza
  • Otras técnicas de limpieza pueden ser adecuadas para su situación, y nuestro equipo SERVPRO lo orienta al decidir sobre sus opciones.  .

SERVPRO of Palmdale North es su aliado en una emergencia de agua. Llámenos al (661) 526-3649, confíe en nuestra experiencia y déjenos hacer lo que hacemos mejor. Trabajamos duro para que su negocio luzca como si nada hubiera pasado. 

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How do I Sanitize my Palmdale Business After a Water Leak?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in building SERVPRO of Palmdale North is your ally in an emergency.

A Professional Water Restoration Technician can Sanitize Your Business in Palmdale as Part of the Cleanup Process

Your business in Palmdale may experience a sizable water leak over the weekend or during your vacation, allowing water to sit unattended for an extended period. It is intuitive for most business owners to rent wet-dry vacuums to eliminate the excess moisture, but you run the risk of leaving water behind. Excess humidity can become a breeding ground for bacteria, which can become a threat to your health and lead to problems such as mold.

You can trust your Palmdale water cleanup needs to SERVPRO. Our water restoration technicians prepare in the classroom and on the field to address water damage in commercial settings. Understanding the requirements of your specific industry and any restrictions imposed by your building are essential when establishing a plan of action to restore your business. When you call our 24/7 hotline, you gain access to our expert team as we work to reduce your loss.

Is sanitizing the same as cleaning thoroughly?

Our SERVPRO team takes great care in documenting our process and explaining each phase's importance. Once we extract excess water and restore normal humidity levels, we proceed to sanitize your business. Most cleaners neutralize bacteria, but when we use industry-grade sanitizers, we aim to kill microorganisms to prevent reproduction. Our thorough approach may include some of the following:

    •    Ultra-Low Volume Foggers which creates tiny droplets of disinfecting solutions which settle on each surface
    •    Thermal Foggers create a thick fog and are ideal for confined spaces
    •    Immersion cleaning for those items that need to be submerged in cleaning solutions

Other cleaning techniques may be suitable for your situation, and our SERVPRO team helps make that decision based on your circumstances.

SERVPRO of Palmdale North is your ally in an emergency. Call us at (661) 526-3649, trust our expertise, and let us do what we do best. We work hard, so your business looks, “Like it never even happened.”

Can Flooding Happen with My Palmdale Roof Damages?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

shingles missing off the roof of a house. Let SERVPRO help you with your options when a storm leaves you stranded with roof damage.

Missing shingles and other roof damages can welcome runoff and wind-driven rain into your Palmdale home. 

Severe weather systems are an unfortunate reality for many Palmdale residents, as powerful storms pass through nearly every season of the year. With the damage that these violent storms can do to the structural elements of your home, it is crucial to have a team responding that can address potential internal flooding and the physical breaches and damage that could result. You can look at our SERVPRO team to help in this regard. 

Your roof is often one of the targets of storm damage to Palmdale homes. If compromises have happened in this area, then there is an opening in your property's defenses to allow water to enter unabated. Our responding technicians have multiple strategies to help resolve this situation as quickly as possible, one of which relies on experienced residential contractors on our roster. Our competent contractors are well versed in the building trades, allowing us to address more than just the damage to your roof in a flood loss situation. 

What Reconstruction Options Exist for My Home? 

You might not initially look at your property and think that there is much need for approaches like controlled demolition and build back. However, these are essential aspects of thorough and complete restoration solutions. From the emergency services that our contractors can provide upon arrival to stop the flow of floodwater into the property to allow mitigation to begin to complete reconstruction projects, we can take the necessary steps to make losses "Like it never even happened." Some of these actions might be:

  • Temporary roof tarping
  • Board up services
  • Full-scale reconstruction
  • Controlled demolition
  • Carpet and flooring removal

Flooding can be a hazardous situation, especially when it comes with structural damages on top of the penetrating water. Our SERVPRO of Palmdale North can offer efficient restoration and reconstruction solutions. Give us a call at (661) 526-3649.

General Contractor License #: 466729

Residential Contractor License #: 466729

Commercial Contractor License #: 466729

California State License Board (CSLB) #: 466729

¿Qué Debo Hacer Después de Un Incendio en Mi Casa?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Parte de la casa de madera fue dañada por el fuego, el techo de la casa se quemó, las brasas rojas se ennegrecieron. Nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede dejar daños por fuego "como si nunca hubiera sucedido".

Los Propietarios En Desert View Highlands Deben Llamar a un Técnico Profesional Para Proteger Su Hogar Después de un Incendio

Un incendio en el hogar puede sucederle rápidamente a cualquiera de nosotros. Su casa en Desert View Highlands puede convertirse en víctima de llamas después de un accidente de cocina, una llama demasiado cerca de algo inflamable o incluso una falla eléctrica. En lugar de asumir que una solución limpiadora y una capa de pintura son suficientes para enmascarar sus efectos, llame a un servicio de restauración de incendios para evaluar hasta qué punto las llamas pusieron en peligro su hogar.

En Desert View Highlands, nuestro equipo SERVPRO satisface sus necesidades de daños por incendio. Nuestros técnicos están disponibles las 24 horas para visitar su hogar y comenzar el proceso de restauración. A medida que aplicamos nuestro conocimiento y experiencia, revisamos el camino del incendio y sus ramificaciones. En nuestra revisión, observamos de cerca su sistema de ventilación, sus objetos personales y cualquier elemento estructural como paredes y columnas que necesitan nuestra atención.

¿Cómo elimino el hollín de mi casa?

Eliminar el hollín parece simple, pero nuestro equipo SERVPRO sabe que cada superficie tiene sus propias necesidades. Es común que los propietarios intenten la limpieza utilizando un mismo liquido limpiador para la limpieza en todo el hogar, lo que puede causar más daños debido a lo abrasivo de estos limpiadores.  Las superficies hechas de materiales naturales como la madera requieren una solución de limpieza diferente a las de un material hecho por el hombre, y nuestro equipo sabe cómo actuar en consecuencia.  Al limpiar su hogar, nuestro equipo toma acciones específicas, incluyendo las siguientes:

  • Lavar sus alfombras con champú, prestando atención a la capa de base
  • Rociar el espacio con una solución limpiadora que se difumine a todos los rincones
  • Limpiar superficies con soluciones de limpieza específicas para cada material

No subestime las consecuencias del fuego en su hogar. Deje que nuestro SERVPRO de Palmdale North lo ayude a evaluar el daño y restaurar su casa. Llámenos al (661) 526-3649 e invite a nuestro equipo de expertos a su hogar. Juntos podemos dejarlo, como si nunca hubiera pasado.

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What Should I do After a Fire in My Desert View Highlands Home?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Homeowners in Desert View Highlands Should Call a Professional Fire Restoration Technician to Protect Their Home After a Fire

A home fire can quickly happen to anyone of us. Your Desert View Highlands home may become the victim of flames following a cooking accident, a candle burning close too close to a flammable item, or even a silent electrical malfunction. Rather than assuming that household cleaners and a coat of paint are enough to mask its effects, call a fire restoration service to assess just how far the flames endangered your home.

In Desert View Highlands, your fire damage needs are met by our SERVPRO team. Our technicians are available around the clock to visit your home and begin the restoration process. As we apply our knowledge and expertise, we review the path of the fire and its ramifications. In our review, we look closely at your ventilation system, your personal belongings, and any structural elements such as walls and columns that need our attention.

How do I remove soot from my home?

Removing soot sounds simple, but our SERVPRO team knows that each surface has its own needs. It is common for homeowners to attempt cleanup by using the same cleaning solution throughout the home, which can cause more damage due to its abrasiveness. Surfaces made of natural materials such as wood require a cleanup solution different from a manmade material, and our team knows how to make that determination. In cleaning your home, our crew takes careful steps, including the following:

    •    Shampooing your carpets, paying close attention to underpad
    •    Fogging the space to allow the cleaning solution to reach all corners
    •    Wiping down surfaces with cleaning solutions specific to each surface

Do not underestimate the consequences of fire in your home. Let our SERVPRO of Palmdale North help you assess the damage and restore your home. Call us at (661) 526-3649 and invite our expert team into your home. Together we can leave it, “Like it never even happened.”

How Widespread is Water Damage in My Palmdale Home?

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

thermal image on a camera Palmdale Properties Owners Benefit from SERVPRO's Water Cleanup and Restoration Services--One Service--Great Result

Migrating Water Can Be a Substantial Threat after a Leak, and Our SERPVPRO Technicians Can Help

No two water loss incidents are the same from one Palmdale home to the next. Each of these circumstances is alike in one regard, however. Since a disaster first impacts a property, there is a finite timeline to resolve the pressing loss effects before irreparable damage occurs, and costlier reconstruction is necessary. In most situations, the first step in this process is identifying the spread and severity of migrating water.

Thoroughly evaluating the water damage in Palmdale homes as soon as our technicians arrive keeps the entire team on the same page with the restoration needs, equipment recommended, and personnel required. Our professionals have an extensive inventory of recovery tools at our disposal. When combined with our training through the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we can confidently make losses "Like it never even happened."

How Do I Learn Where the Damage Started?

Sometimes it can be challenging to identify the origin point of water damages. While you might be confident that the water comes from a broken portion of plumbing, or a leaking fixture on an appliance, without seeing the damage firsthand, it can be difficult to resolve. Our SERVPRO professionals can implement several strategies during the job scoping phase to identify precisely where the damage to your home started and the appropriate course of action to repair this breach. Some of these strategies include:

  • Thermal ImageryInfrared can detect changes in material temperatures. While this imagery can have false positives, often, a much cooler area during this search can narrow the field where a broken pipe or fixture might be. 
  • Surface Damage - In many ways, surface damage can often indicate the presence of water pooling in structural cavities. If drywall is damp to the touch without known water exposure, this can suggest an origin point. 
  • Controlled Demolition - If you suspect a specific area of your property to hide the plumbing break that led to widespread water damage, controlled demolition can help to reach the plumbing quickly without excessive material discarding. 

What Extraction Tools Are Best for My House?

With water loss restoration, our responding technicians must first focus our mitigation efforts on removing surface water whenever possible. There are several extraction tools in our inventory, and all of them work differently to suit varying circumstances. Depending on the severity of the situation, we can choose among multiple reliable tools, including:

  • Wet Vacuums - When pooling water does not exceed two inches in depth, it is best to use versatile machines like our wet vacuums. Not only can these mobile units quickly address standing water, but they can also support multiple attachments. 
  • Submersible Pumps - Water depths of more than two inches can benefit from the continual, quiet operation of submersible pumps. With both electric and gas-powered options, we can utilize these tools even with limited or non-existent power. 
  • Carpet Wands - As an extraction attachment, carpet wands work to pull moisture from the surface layer of carpeted flooring, though this suction can remove some water from the padding and underlayment as well. 

How Do I Know the House is Dry?

Everyone would want some peace of mind for the price of professional restoration, even if your homeowner's insurance covered the work. One of the ways that our professionals can provide that is through double-checking our drying efforts with various tools and technologies. In a similar way to our identifying moisture pockets and dampness throughout the house when we first arrive at the property, there are moisture meters and detection tools that can help. Some of these include:

  • Surface Moisture Meters
  • Probing Detection Tools 
  • Thermal Imagery

What If Reconstruction is Necessary?

While it is always one of our aspirations to reduce the amount of controlled demolition and subsequent reconstruction, this is not always possible. However, having a team of licensed (#466729) contractors in-house can ensure that you do not wait for the repairs, build back, and temporary construction solutions that your property needs. These same building trade professionals can help to repair and replace damaged plumbing and fixtures in the earliest stages of mitigation. 

No matter how severe water losses might initially appear, our SERVPRO of Palmdale North team can help. We have experienced technicians and cutting-edge equipment to return your property to preloss condition fast. Give us a call anytime at (661) 526-3649.

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