Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Despite having so many trees, though, the local government acknowledges that the city is not impervious to flooding. This is evident in their sandbag program, where residents can get a limited number of sandbags from select fire stations. Furthermore, with the current dry spell hardening the mountain soil, it won't take rainfall a la 2012 to inundate the city. It pays to be prepared for such an incident. Sandbags are excellent deterrents, but if floodwater gets too high, rest assured that Thousand Oaks water damage experts like Water Damage Pros can help you recover. They operate round the clock when it comes to cleanup operations following a flooding or faulty plumbing incident. Trained technicians come equipped with the necessary tools and technology to remove excess water, dehumidify affected surfaces, and prevent mold from spreading.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
These days, it's not enough that you prepare for flooding during the wet season. For the record, Mother Nature has grown more unpredictable, causing warmer winters and more intense dry spells when you least expect them. SoCal is especially prone to flooding due to its low elevation and proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountain system. Fortunately, Calabasas water damage repair companies like Water Damage Pros always stay on their toes. They respond to calls anytime the weather decides to saturate the neighborhood with months worth of rainfall. They can initiate quick repairs like carpet cleaning, dehumidification, stain removal, and—most importantly—mold mitigation to keep homes dry and healthy.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Water damage can be an aftermath of fires. Whether firefighters douse a blaze with their equipment or sprinkler systems get triggered to do so, a home or commercial building can become flooded and rendered uninhabitable by water. A restaurant in Portland, for example, recently experienced this mishap. It took a small fire to create a big mess and disrupt the business operations of the restaurant and two other establishments below it. Jason Silverstein of the Statesman Journal has more on the story.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
If the unfortunate time comes and your home incurs water damage in Sherman Oaks or any other Southern California areas, work with local flood restoration experts. You can have the damage assessed, get a free quote, and start restoring your home in as fast as 24 hours. The services would depend on the extent of the flood’s destruction and may include water removal, cleaning, and drying of your home’s surfaces and furnishings. As the insurance commissioner advised, not all homeowner policies cover these services. If you have the coverage, though, flood remediation professionals – such as Water Damage Pros that specialize in handling water damage in Hermosa Beach and the rest of LA and Orange County – can act as your advocate in dealing with your insurance provider. Whether you will pay costs out-of-pocket initially or your insurance company will be directly billed, an efficient flood restoration company can help in coordinating the remediation project and see it through to the end.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
What can be gleaned from the excerpt above is that work of reparation and restoration becomes all the more challenging when both the elements of fire and water work in concert. While there is not much that can be done about the structures that have been badly affected by fire, however, the same need not be said for those affected by water damage, fortunately. Hotels, business venues, and even residential communities would do well to call on immediate help at the first instance of water damage in Redondo Beach or elsewhere in California. The cost of repairing the damage will certainly be no simple matter, especially if it is left to further degrade, and not to mention, increase the risk of developing molds that are harmful to health.
Friday, March 13, 2015
A burst pipe leading to flooding within the school can mean a free pass for students, but other than that, there’s not a lot to celebrate about this occurrence. For one, this means an interruption in the regular schedule, affecting not just the students but the faculty as well. Two, it means huge costs for repair, especially if the water damage is extensive. This was the very scenario that the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) had to suffer back in July. According to the report from BBC News, the faulty pipe—which sent as much as 20 million gallons of water into UCLA—was located on Sunset Boulevard, north of the campus.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Central heating systems can help speed up the drying process, although this method should be avoided if the system’s ductworks also suffer from water leaks and such. It’s also important for building owners to distinguish between genuine water damage and patches of moisture caused by condensation, which Northridge water damage repair experts can determine through an inspection. That way, costly and unnecessary repairs can be avoided. With the above steps, residential and commercial properties can avoid a major makeover like what LACMA has to go through. It all starts by taking water damage very seriously.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
After months of scorching hot temperatures, Los Angeles County was graced by rainfall at the start of November, signifying the start of California’s wet season. The Associated Press reports that the recent storm was so strong, it caused several nearby counties to issue flood and mudslide warnings that fortunately didn’t come to pass. However, weather experts told the Guardian that this year’s wet season won’t be enough to stave off the drought that grips the state. They added that while the average annual rainfall in Los Angeles County is 15.6 inches, the state received a measly 5.85 inches last year. Consequently, it could take a few more years for the rainfall amounts to “normalize”. Still, the coming of the wet season is a cue for county residents to start preparing their homes for flood and water damage.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Water damage can do quite a number on any household. Ruined furniture, structural damage, and the possibility of mold growth are just some of its ruinous effects. This is why it’s important to understand how to prevent aggravating the effects from the fallout, and to seek repair for water damage in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley homes, immediately. Water damage can stem from several different causes or events. Extreme weather conditions that cause flooding are among the worst over which people have little control once the water advances into homes. Roof and window leaks from breaches in these fixtures are common causes of water damage inside homes. Plumbing problems that include broken or clogged pipes and toilets can cause water to overflow. Malfunctioning appliances, such as a broken dishwasher or washing machine, can also cause water to spill over and flood a room and damage furniture and property.
Monday, March 9, 2015
A malfunctioning toilet that cause water to back up is only one of several sources of water damage in Calabasas homes. Plumbing problems caused by broken pipes cause leaks. The result is the same; water could overflow and damage interior structures. Broken appliances, such as a malfunctioning washing machine could spill huge amounts of water when one of its hoses explodes. Clean water spills are not dangerous to humans, though may cause extensive damage to property. Gray and black water spills, however, are deleterious to health as they contain contaminants from the sewage that are directly harmful to humans. You need to call the water damage clean up and mold removal experts to deal with this serious spills as quickly and safely as possible.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Water ruptures that affect homes can cost expensive damages in properties in terms of water damage restoration efforts, among others. Nonetheless, water damage in Santa Monica residential properties and elsewhere, can be reversed, especially if homeowners work with an experienced water damage restoration company like Water Damage Pros. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help make the restoration effort smoother for all parties: Regulate Indoor Humidity As the encroaching water in your property evaporates, the humidity in your home swells. Water damage restoration should wait until humidity levels in your home reverts to normal. Making repairs under humid conditions can be taxing, the excess moisture that lingers can cause molds to grow over or underneath the newly restored walls and floors. If you do not want to wait, see if your water damage restoration company offers dehumidification services.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Whether it’s the cozy homes in Sherman Oaks’ residential area or the commercial buildings downtown by Ventura Boulevard, no structure is safe when flood or untended leaks cause water damage to properties. Toxic mold growth is one of the most pernicious repercussions of water damage, so it’s best to call up Sherman Oaks water damage control professionals for cleaning and restoration as soon as pervasive mold presence is suspected. To hold off could put your family’s health in jeopardy, or, if you own the business property yourself, could open you up to potential lawsuits.
Friday, March 6, 2015
When floodwaters leak into your home in California’s South Bay region, your basement will take the most damage. Without delay, you wisely call up reliable Redondo Beach water damage professionals, such as Water Damage Pros to thwart the breakdown caused by continued mold growth and material saturation. There are some things you can do on your own, however, to control the damage. Dangers to Avoid Before you should even think about going to your flooded basement to clear things up, take note that water and bacteria are the least of things you should watch out for. For one, you might first want to turn off the power supply to the room before you head down, lest you risk electrocution. Harmful chemicals, gas leaks, and permeating structural damage should also be on your “watch out” list.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Make sure you clean your carpets outdoors, and leave them outside to dry, otherwise you carry the moisture to other areas of your house where mold could grow. Most tack strips on the carpet can be removed, cleaned, and reinstalled just the same as the rest of your carpet, but be sure to check with the manufacturer first. Water damage in Manhattan Beach or Arcadia isn’t something you can just brush off. Aside from the property damage, your health, too, could be at risk from microbial growth in moist places where they thrive. An efficient way to ensure that your home is completely cleansed of the dangers of mold and to restore damaged carpets and flooring, call on the services of reliable professionals like Water Damage Pros.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
How did your home fare when flash floods and mudslides hit Southern California early last March? You’re lucky if your property remained relatively unaffected by the elements, but if water and mud had penetrated into your home, there’s a whole mess to pay for cleaning and drying. Now that months have passed, are you sure your home is completely free from the effects of water infiltration? You could already be dealing with the dreaded ‘M’ word—Mold. The Centers for Disease Control Information provides this information regarding the potentially harmful effects of mold in a home.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A little bit of knowledge and prevention can save money and save your health. There are normal amounts of mold growth in every property. The problem is when water intrusion introduces excess moisture into your home, the potential for dangerous mold growth is definitely there. When you see evidence of excessive and damaging mold growth, it’s time to act quickly—call a Camarillo and Pasadena water damage restoration expert, such as Water Damage Pros, as soon as possible. Why bring in a water damage restoration expert? While you can always remove a little mold with bleach, it won’t be that easy to get rid of them once they’re growing from inside the walls or foundations. In this case, your best chance for eliminating them completely is to bring in a Pasadena and Camarillo water damage restoration professional who can remove the source of the problem for you.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Your home is designed to withstand elements like the sun’s heat, heavy rains, and even storms. Sometimes, however, the threats to your home are right beneath your nose— or under your feet, as is the case with burst water pipes. As this informative piece from the Realty Times states, water damage can be very destructive to properties: