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How Can Palmdale Businesses Remove Water Damage Fast?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Restoration Pros from SERVPRO Perform Water Damage Cleanup

Palmdale, California’s motto is “A Place to Call Home.” The city lives up to the name for over 155,000 residents, according to 2019 census data. While this community was officially incorporated in 1962, Palmdale’s existence as a settlement can be traced back over 11,000 years to various Native American cultures.

The path to modern Palmdale started with the founding of Palmenthal, a village created by European immigrants who had traveled from the Midwest in 1886. Many of these settlers were German and Swiss Lutheran families. The name comes from the same word in German, meaning “palm valley.”

Today, Palmdale’s landmarks include:

  • Blackbird Airpark, a flight test museum at Edwards Air Force Base
  • Antelope Valley Indian Museum, a public museum that has also been a dude ranch, a theater, a movie set, and a homestead
  • Antelope Valley Winery, a local winery that hosts tasting rooms, a quarterly wine club, and a seasonal farmer’s market on the Donato Family Vineyard from May to November

Palmdale’s Blackbird Airpark

This flight test museum, dedicated in 1991, is an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base. The park exists as a memorial and exhibition of Blackbird military aircraft by showcasing restored models and commemorating those who participated in developing these Cold War-era planes.

Aircraft enthusiasts may know this airpark as the only location in the world that showcases a unique lineup:

  • The Lockheed SR-71A, a long-range, high-altitude plane that specialized in reconnaissance
  • The SR-71A’s predecessor, the Lockheed A-12
  • The supersonic reconnaissance drone D-21, which began development in 1962
  • The last remaining Lockheed U-2D recon aircraft in the world

One unique feature of the Blackbird Airpark is that visitors can purchase bricks to personalize with their own names or those of loved ones to place at a memorial to various key figures who helped make this lineup of iconic planes a reality, including Allen Dulles, Tony LeVier, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, Bob Gilliland, and Lou Schalk.

Restoring Water-Damaged Fibers and Upholstery

SERVPRO’s water damage cleanup process for Palmdale business is methodical and scientific, taking Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) benchmarks into account during restoration.

Several fabric characteristics are taken into account by restoration pros during the cleanup process:

  • Type of Fabric. Crushed or sculptured velvet is more sensitive to heat and wet cleaning than brocade, but brocade fabrics are vulnerable to shrinkage.
  • Fabric Weave. The way fibers are women together to make fabric affects the durability and cleaning process. Jacquard weaves, for example, have unique patterns that require extra delicacy during cleaning
  • Drapery Lining. Whether drapes are lined with fabric, a millium lining, or a rubberized layer affects the restoration process
  • Furniture Construction. Understanding various facets of construction and applications of upholstery is essential for restoration and repair, including how frames are constructed and what types of filling and insulation are used

SERVPRO of Palmdale North offers businesses water damage cleanup when property owners call (661) 526-3649.

How Much Damage Can a Leaky Pipe Cause in a Palmdale Beauty Salon?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to avoid further damages of your business property.

A Slow and Steady Leak in a Palmdale Salon Can Cause Just as Much Damage as a Burst Pipe.

Being vigilant of your storefront is part of any reasonable business plan. Making sure it looks welcoming and clean that it is in good repair gives you a chance to make the best first impression. However, even the most meticulous entrepreneurs may overlook the danger lurking in a bathroom or behind a sink, where a subtle leak may be weakening your dry-wall and creating a suitable environment for mold to thrive.

Mold removal in Palmdale businesses can be efficient if you call our professional SERVPRO team. Not only are we the best in mold removal, but we are used to working in commercial settings. Like you, we know how important it is to minimize disruptions to your daily operation, as it directly impacts your bottom line. When you call our 24/7 phone line, you will find the level of experience you need to take care of your place. In our process, we use some of the following to eliminate mold and thwart its growth-

  • Drying mats to remove moisture from flooring materials
  • Advanced moisture sensors to identify affected areas behind cabinets and in wall cavities
  • Anti-microbial solutions designed to fight mold and bacteria

Let SERVPRO of Palmdale North worry about the mold while you worry about your business. Call us at (661) 526-3649 and let us be your business partner in your time of need.

When a Fire Breaks Out in Your Palmdale Production Facility, You Need Fast Damage Cleanup

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

"Palmdale California" Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have the training your home needs after a fire occurs.

SERVPRO is Available 24 Hours a Day for Fire Damage Restoration – Call Us to Your Palmdale Business Whenever You Need Us

The city of Palmdale is located within the center of the northern portion of Los Angeles County in California within the Antelope Valley region. In terms of area, what separates Palmdale from Los Angeles, the city, is the San Gabriel Mountains. When looking at employment, there are several significant companies in the area, creating numerous jobs, including:

  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Walmart
  • CarMax
  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center
  • Northrop Grumman

Learning More About Palmdale, California – Beginnings, and History

Back in August of 1962, Palmdale was known as the first community to incorporate within the Antelope Valley. In November 2009, 47 years after incorporation, voters cast their say in making Palmdale a charter city. As of the time that the 2010 United States Census got taken, it had a population of 152,750 people. This number was up a notable amount from the 2000 Census, where the population was at 116,670. Overall, Palmdale ranks 33rd as the most populous city within California. 

The very first European settlement inside the Palmdale limits was known as Palmenthal, which was established as a village back in April of 1886. At the time, area folklore tells tales of travelers knowing they were close to the ocean once they spotted palm trees. Because they never saw palm trees before that time, the travelers had been mistaking local Joshua Trees as palms. 

The village of Palmenthal was officially established in 1888 after the arrival of the first post office. When the 1890s came about, many farming families migrated to Palmenthal along with nearby Harold so that they could work on growing fruits and grains. Because many of these settlers at this time were not familiar with the unique needs of crops when farmed in a desert climate, many began to abandon the settlement. 

In 1899, there was just one family left within the original village. All of the other settlers decided to move closer to the railroad tracks for the Southern Pacific. The new community here took on the name Palmdale, which was located right where the civic center is in today’s time. The railroad here was in operation as Southern Pacific and known for its route between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This was also a popular stop for the Wells Fargo stagecoach, which traveled between New Orleans and San Francisco. 

Over time, Palmdale’s population started to increase. Unfortunately, the water became scarce. In 1913, the area received help with the Los Angeles Aqueduct system. This brought in water from Owens Valley. After this installation, plentiful crops of alfalfa, pears, and apples began to thrive. 

The first newspaper for the region was developed in 1915, and it took on the name Palmdale Post. Today, this paper is known as the Antelope Valley Press. In 1921, Mint Canyon/Lancaster Road was completed. This marked a significant link between Los Angeles and Palmdale, CA. Due to this road, local agriculture started to flourish, and it became a significant step toward the growth of the metropolis the region is known for today. This road today is named the Sierra Highway.

Enjoying Time and Activities in and Around the Palmdale Area

On the western side of the famous Mojave Desert and with such close proximity to Los Angeles, there is always plenty that you can see and do when you are in Palmdale. Some of the top attractions in the area include:

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark – Air Force Plant 42 is located on the northeastern edge of Palmdale, CA. Here, you will find a broad range of aircraft from the United States Air Force. This facility is open and free to the public and includes viewings of aircraft such as the Northrop X-4, the Lockheed F-104A, the F-22 Raptor, and the Convair B-58A Hustler. 

Mulligan Family Fun Center – Whether you have time to spend with the family or you want a place to bring kids for a birthday celebration, there is never a dull moment at this local attraction. Upon arrival here, guests can immerse themselves in various activities like laser tag, batting cages, video arcades, rock-climbing wall, a ropes course, and more.

The Palmdale Amphitheater – If you are looking for a night out to enjoy great music, this is a local venue known for having some of the top acts in the nation and beyond. This is an open-air venue where guests can enjoy high-quality sound and lights under the stars. During the summer, there are also regular family movie nights.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve – This is a stunning place to experience between February in May each year when the poppies are in bloom. Visitors will find this natural reserve just 30 minutes northwest of the busy city, and there are miles of walking trails to take in the view.

Protect Your Investment – Contact SERVPRO when Your Palmdale Business Suffers Fire Damage! We Have Crews Available 24/7 to Restore Your Commercial Space to Pre-Loss Condition

It is normal to feel tremendous stress when your production facility gets ravaged by fire. However, SERVPRO is available to take the burden off of your shoulders so that your Palmdale business stays on track and your interior gets restored to preloss condition. There are many working parts to fire restoration, but our team is IICRC-certified and ready to get to work as soon as you call us for help. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Fire damage in Palmdale at your commercial property does not have to mean immense downtime. Once you call us, you can count on us to:

  • Arrive at your door within a few hours of your initial call for restoration services. 
  • A detailed assessment is performed to determine the scope of the project, including any lingering dangers.
  • We take a look at structural elements, damaged contents, air quality, electrical hazards, and more.
  • Our crew gets to work implementing the plan of action, including debris removal, soot, smoke cleanup, and drying any moisture left behind from the water or chemicals used to extinguish the flames.

When it comes to fire damage, never let your commercial property suffer from downtime and the potential for secondary damages. SERVPRO of Palmdale North offers 24/7 emergency services to make your business look “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (661) 526-3649, and we will have our Green Fleet loaded with equipment at your door and ready to work within hours.

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."

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.”   

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

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

¿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)

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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.”